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It’s Short Track Nationals Month

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 7, 2015) – For general society, this tenth month of the year is most commonly referred to as October.  But, in Sprint Car racing circles, it is best known as “Short Track Nationals” month.

It’s no different in 2015, with the 28th running of the event set for October 29-31 following the Third Annual Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, October 28.

Per usual, the final weekend of October is when the full attention of the racing world shifts to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway in central Arkansas for the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

With a $15,000 winner’s share and $2,000 just to start the Saturday night STN championship feature with more money spread through the middle of the feature field, the event annually attracts the best of the best in Sprint Car racing with more than $100,000 distributed over the course of the weekend.

Several drivers have already pounced on the entry form available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2015STN.pdf, with Jason Sides and Terry McCarl among the earliest.

Entries submitted by October 19 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

The Wednesday night STN Open will offer $2,000 to win and $200 to start with the top four finishers eligible in order of finish for an STN provisional if necessary.  If the Wednesday night STN winner also wins Saturday’s STN finale, Dixon Road U-Pull-It will award a $1,500 bonus on top of the winnings.

Sides, a World of Outlaws veteran and frequent STN competitor from Bartlett, TN, ranks as one of just 17 drivers to have triumphed in the Short Track Nationals with a victory in 2001.

Altoona, Iowa’s McCarl, a seven-time track champion at Knoxville Raceway, made his first STN appearance a memorable one by coming away with an eighth-place finish amongst a field of 105 competitors in 2013, tops among that year’s STN rookie crop.

Tyler Thomas, who was the second-best STN rookie in 2013 with a 13th place run, is also among the early entries along with other past STN feature starters to file early entries including three-time starter Ernie Ainsworth, Brandon Hanks (who guns for a third consecutive STN feature start this year) and Alex Sewell.

Last October, Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell became the youngest winner of the premier 360-ci Sprint Car event by taking the checkered flag in the 40-lapper after taking command following a mid-race restart.  Bell raced on to victory lane ahead of current ASCS National Tour points leader Aaron Reutzel with the rest of a powerful top five including Brian Brown, Wayne Johnson and Kevin Swindell.

The Pertinent Info:

The What:  28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where:  I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR).  I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29-31, 2015.  $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 31 with $2,000 to start the STN championship feature.  Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night.  Rain date is November 4-7.  The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format:  Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event.  The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights.  The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale.  Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”.  With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains.  Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners:  Christopher Bell (2014), Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88).  1992 finale was rained out.


NCRA Sprint Finale This Weekend, Who Will Be Champion

Park City, Kansas – October 5, 2015 - For the second year in a row, the battle for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division championship will come down to two drivers, just as it did just one year ago.

Coming into the season finale this Saturday night, October 10, at 81 Speedway in Park City, three-time and defending co-champion C.J. Johnson will look to become a four-time series champion and holds a slim 40 point lead over the same guy he tied with last year, Jeremy Campbell. Ironically, it is the same defecate separating both drivers last year entering the 2014 season finale at 81 Speedway. As we know, when the dirt settled and all the points re-tailed, both drivers were declared co-champions for just the second time in the series history.

There is also a battle for the third position in the point standings as Jon Freeman holds a slim 20 point lead over Jeff Stasa for position.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Adult grandstand general admission is just $15 for ages eleven and up and $5 for children ages six through twelve.

For more information on the NCRA sprint car division, check out their website www.racencra.com, their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series or call (316) 755-1781.


Ocean Sprints championship night on deck this Friday as Justin Sanders looks to claim first home-track title

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 5, 2015…Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders brings a near insurmountable point lead into this Friday’s season finale for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo and will be gunning to add one final victory to his record breaking 2015 campaign.

It has been a fantastic year for the Ocean Sprints with great racing, historical moments and new faces emerging throughout 2015. This Friday is also the first event since the 55th Johnny Key Classic on August 29, which saw Andy Forsberg race to one of the biggest wins of his career. Forsberg is set to return this Friday for championship night, an event he has won the last two seasons. The seven-time Civil War champ is also coming off a big win at last week’s Fall Nationals Tribute to Stephen Allard in Chico.

This season has no doubt been the year of Justin Sanders at the Ocean Speedway. The now 23-year-old has driven to eight wins, which broke the all-time Ocean Sprints record set by Brent Kaeding in 2007. Sander’s is looking to become the sixth champion of the Taco Bravo Sprints and it’s all over but the shouting, as he maintains a 120-point advantage over his nearest rival. In theory all he has to do is start the A-main on Friday and he will be crowned Ocean Sprints champion for 2015. Sanders has already wrapped up the track title at Marysville Raceway.

Stockton’s Brad Furr has one victory so far this year and hopes to add a second to that total on Friday. The 2013 Ocean Sprints champ sits second in the standings going into the finale. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson has had a solid season and looks to lock up third in the points on Friday. Nelson has tallied multiple top-five’s this year and brought home a runner up finish on August 21. Salinas driver Jeremy Chisum is also gunning to take home the fourth position in the standings, but is only six-digits up on fifth place Dustin Golobic, who is in just his second year of Sprint Car racing.

The top-10 in points going into the finale is rounded out by Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo and rookie contender Danny Malfatti of Hayward. Golobic has been the biggest challenger to Sander’s over the course of the year and will be searching for his fourth Taco Bravo win of the season during championship night. More possibilities for Friday will include Jerry Bonnema, Kyler Shaw, Jarrett Soares, Ken Fredenburg, Nick Ringo Jr. Darrell Taylor and others.

This Friday’s event is also the opener of another Prentice Motorsports Group Double Down Bonus Weekend. If a driver wins this Friday at Ocean Speedway and can go on to win the King of the West race on Saturday in Tulare, they’ll go home with an extra $3000 bonus.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

A-main winners so far this year: Justin Sanders (8), Shane Golobic (3), Tommy Tarlton (2), Brad Furr (1), Andy Forsberg (1)

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Former Ocean Sprints champions

2014- Shane Golobic
2013- Brad Furr
2012- Shane Golobic
2011- Ronnie Day
2010- Tommy Tarlton
2009- Tommy Tarlton
2008- Brent Kaeding
2007- Brent Kaeding


United Rebel Sprint Series 2015 Season Recap

The United Rebel Sprint Series capped off its Tenth Season Celebration with all four of its Points Championships going down to the wire in the final race of the season. Parity was the name of the game this season with the URSS as it had only three repeat winners. It is the bedrock that the series was founded on and provides the fans the best show on dirt year after year.

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Point Series featured nine different winners in the ten races which comprised Championship. The Championship went down to the wire as the top four spots were within 34 points of each other. Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak prevailed to become the only driver in URSS history to take the National Championship three consecutive years. Bubak’s road to the crown wasn’t without its drama as a rare DQ at the Bullring Nationals on July 31 in Lacrosse Kansas left an opening for the other challengers to take advantage of. But Bubak used consistent finishes in the remaining nine races to capture the crown finishing no worse than seventh place in those races to three peat as the URSS Champion.

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Rookie of the Year went down to the wire as well as a pair of fourteen year old drivers went to the final race. Greeley Colorado’s Austin McClean and Liberal Kansas’s Tracey Hill took to the track to duke it out to which of the young guns would walk away with the title. The pair made all 10 National Point races in the 2015 season which made for a classic showdown. The points lead shifted back and forth during the season between the two and was the closest ROY race in URSS History. Austin McClean used  his qualifying for 6 out of the 10 National Feature races giving him the edge he needed to take the 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Rookie of the Year Championship by a mere 8 points.

The 2015 Kansas Region points’ battle was a tight one as well, with parity also being the main story as well. In the 19 races held in the Kansas Region 15 different drivers took the checkered flag during the 2015 season. Quinter Kansas’s Zach Blurton took the Championship with a string of top ten finishes including a three wins this season. Blurton made all but one of the 19 races in the Kansas Region and used solid finishes and a single DNF to win the Kansas Points Championship. Blurton adds his third title to his resume in his nine years of racing with the URSS Series, Blurton was the 2010 National Rookie of the Year as well as the 2010 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year.

The 2015 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year went to 14 year old Tracey Hill of Liberal Kansas. Hill made all 19 of the Kansas Region races this season and made the most of his rookie season by making the A Feature in 12 of those 19 starts. Tracey’s highest finish was a third place at the August 29th race held at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas. Look for great things to come in the future from Tracey as he is one of the hot shoes to follow in the URSS Series.

The United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank all of the Teams, Drivers, Sponsors, Track Promoters and especially all of the fans for making the Tenth Anniversary Season a huge success. Without you the Region would not have an affordable Sprint Car Series to enjoy. The season was as competitive as ever with 15 different drivers visiting Victory Lane in the 2015 Season. Be sure to visit the URSS website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or visit the URSS Facebook page for all of your up to date information on the upcoming 2015 URSS Awards Banquet/Ten year reunion and the 2016 URSS Schedule and Rules.


DIRTcar Racing Introduces Pro Sprint Division With Chevrolet Performance Engine to Create New Entry-Level Winged Sprint Car Class

CONCORD, N.C. - Sept. 25, 2015 - Two years of development have led to the new DIRTcar Pro Sprint Car division, an entry-level sprint car class for weekly tracks spearheaded by motorsports veteran Larry Kemp.

Identical in appearance to a World of Outlaws winged sprint car, the Pro Sprint specifies a number of components based around the Chevrolet Performance 602 sealed engine.

"Tracks are excited to add an economical winged sprint car division to their schedules," Kemp said. "Promoters may run this class weekly or occasionally and it gives fans a chance to experience one of the most exciting dirt racing divisions at their local track. The key is using specified parts from one supplier for the base Chevrolet Performance 602 engine, plus specifying carburetor, shocks, tires, ignition and adaptation parts that will make this division easy entry for the competitor."

Additional mandated parts installed by the exclusive supplier, Pace Performance, include Crate Innovations Crank Balancing Hub and Yoke Assembly, Crate Innovations Carb Spacer and linkage, MSD #8728 Soft Touch DIRTcar-branded Rev Control with a 6,200 RPM chip, Holley 750 CFM Classic HP methanol Carburetor, Chevrolet Performance HEI distributer and ignition, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, and DIRTcar approved PS shocks. Pace Performance will also have complete "plug-and-play" packages for the program.

"DIRTcar is always working with tracks and promoters to build the weekly program," DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter said. "The time has come for the addition of an entry-level winged sprint car that people can afford to race weekly, and it will blend well into the current DIRTcar program. Working with Larry, strict control of the rules, a ceiling on purse awards and regional and national recognition will make this division an immediate success. The Chevrolet Performance engine, combined with a smaller and harder Hoosier tire package, will work well for this class and we expect it to provide an introduction to winged sprint cars to build the future stars of the World of Outlaws."

Competition will focus as a weekly DIRTcar-sanctioned division with North America divided into nine regions. Each region will accumulate points with National standings maintained. The National Champion will receive recognition at the World of Outlaws National Banquet. Regions and participating tracks will be announced in spring 2016.

A unique feature will be an optional 5-foot-wide-by-4-foot-long wing that will retain the existing dimensions for the sideboards and traditional sprint car appearance, but take away a significant amount of downforce and need for horsepower.

Randy Hannagan, a World of Outlaws 410 participant, was one of the primary test drivers and confirmed the race-ability of the combination.

"This combination of the traditional winged sprint car and the Chevrolet Performance 602 with the specified parts make the perfect weekly entry division into winged sprint cars," Hannagan said. "The power created is more than plenty and I see this car becoming very popular."

Pace Performance is the exclusive supplier of the base engine performing the adaptations to a new engine supplied by Pace or the customer. An approved up fitter will install additional mandatory and approved components. A three-seal program, with bar code recognition, that will access to the database will be implemented. With a smart phone, anyone can verify the history of the seal and engine.

"We believe this new division will help to increase interest in sprint car racing while also giving competitors who feel they've been priced out of sprint car racing a chance to get started in the division," Pace's Matt Fullerton said. "This program, with DIRTcar's support, will make sprint car racing affordable at more tracks across the country."

The division will also use the DIRTcar "Approved" shock program where the shock manufacturer installs a decal seal indicating it meets the shock program. Currently, Bilstein, Genesis, Pro, FOX and AFCO have approved products.

For further information, contact Larry Kemp at 317-416-6854, lkemp@dirtcar.com or larrykemp1959@yahoo.com. To contact Pace Performance, call 1-800-748-3791.

Frequently Asked Questions, rules and DIRTcar information can be found at www.DIRTcar.com.


URSS 2015 National Championship Up For Grabs at DCRP Saturday

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Championship is up for grabs this weekend as the Rebels make their final appearance at Dodge City Raceway Park during the annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial. It all boils down to one race with left in the season and every point will matter in determining the 2015 Championship.

2013-2014 URSS National Point Champion Jake Bubak is the current point leader going into Saturday night’s race but the top four in the chase are separated by a mere 34 points. Zach Blurton holds the second spot 20 points back, Luke Cranston is in the third spot 26 markers back and last Saturday’s Preliminary winner in Oberlin, Brian Herbert is 34 points in the fourth spot. Bubak won the July 24th race at DCRP and always has been a consistent finisher at the 3/8’s mile oval.

Zach Blurton has used a string of top ten finishes to place himself in second place and has always run well at DCRP. Blurton has two wins in the 2015 URSS Season including the Wheat Shocker Nationals title at Hays back in July during the “Month of Money” swing.

Luke Cranston holds down the third spot 26 points behind the leader. Cranston has picked up two wins in the 2015 season including a win at DCRP back on June 27th. Luke has used some solid runs as he steadily moved his way up in the point’s race and will be one of the teams to watch this weekend.

Brian Herbert picked up his first URSS win in the last two years last Saturday night in Oberlin. Herbert’s last win was in 2013 at the Historic Belleville Highbanks. The team has struggled but used a win on Saturday and a runner up finish on Sunday to solidify his fourth place standing in the points. Herbert has always been a strong runner at DCRP over the years and looks to build on his success to move up in the points.

The fifth spot is held by Jed Werner with Jeremy Huish just 12 points behind. These two talented young guns have been battling it out in the points all season. Werner picked up the win in the season opener in Liberal back on April 18th. Huish has finished consistently all year to hold down the sixth spot in the points. One mistake could spell disaster for either driver this weekend.

One of the most interesting battles is between a pair of 14 year old racers; Austin McClean is currently in the ninth position. Tracey Hill is just 8 points back in the tenth spot. Both are candidates for the 2015 National Rookie of the Year and this weekend’s race is crucial to that Title.

Racing action is set to start at 7:00 at Dodge City Raceway Park.


DeCaires Claims 2015 Placerville Speedway Track Championship

An extremely successful 2015 campaign at the Placerville Speedway came to a head on Saturday night for Greg DeCaires and his Dale Miller Motorsports team as DeCaires claimed his second consecutive Placerville Speedway Track Championship on the strength of his sixth place finish.

“It wasn’t quite the finish we had hoped for, but it sure feels good to claim another Placerville Speedway Track Championship,” Greg DeCaires said. “Winning another championship is what we set out to do, and it is great to fulfill that goal.”

Hitting the Placerville Speedway for one final time in 2015, DeCaires would be the last car out for time trials, and would end up timing the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA machine in 13th fastest.

Racing his way to a fifth place finish, DeCaires would line his Halk Equipment Rentals/NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment backed entry up in the fifth row of the 25 lap A Main event.

Able to work his way forward slowly on the tricky ¼ mile bullring, DeCaires would battle inside the Top-10 during the length of the race. In the closing laps, he would pick up a couple of positions, as he climbed into the sixth spot, where he would go on to finish.

Finishing sixth, DeCaires would stop on the front stretch and celebrate his second consecutive Placerville Speedway Track Championship with his Dale Miller Motorsports team.

“It is awesome to have great people step up and throw some bonus money up for winning the title, but this is about family, and coming together to do something you love,” DeCaires added. “I can’t wait to come back here next year and see if we can do this again.”



by Tommy Goudge (September 18, 2015) – 99 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Brad Loyet, Bryan Howland, Mitch Brown, Max Stambaugh, Dylan Westbrook, and Mark Bazuin visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

360 SPRINT CARS (52 entries)

Brad Loyet and Bryan Howland earned guaranteed starting positions in the September 19 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature with victories in the Night Before the Nationals Twin 15's on Friday night. Each of them started at the front of the field and led from flag to flag, but had to work hard on a very fast track surface.

Loyet set a new 15 lap 360 Sprint Car track record in the first A-Feature at 3:33.107, while Sam Hafertepe, Jr. moved up and wrestled the runner-up spot away from Dylan Westbrook, who settled for 3rd. Scott Kreutter finished 4th, and 8th starter Mark Smith rounded out the top 5.

Howland built a big lead in the second A-Feature, but twice saw his advantage erased by caution flags for Kris Root. The second restart took place on lap 13, and saw 7th starter Jared Horstman throw a banzai move on Howland in turns 1 and 2. Unfazed by the slide job, Howland drove back around Horstman and on to the win. Horstman held off Jordan Thomas, 12th starter Michael Parent, and Justin Barger to take the runner-up spot.

Mitch Brown claimed the win in the annual Night Before the Nationals all-star race, now called the Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout, and set a new 12 lap 360 Sprint Car track record at 2:47.351.

Max Stambaugh prevailed over Parker Price-Miller in the 2nd annual Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge. The two exchanged slide jobs several times before Stambaugh drove to the win. The only red flag of the night occurred in the Young Stars Challenge when Joe Trenca appeared to suffer a mechanical failure, and collected Alex Hill. Both drivers walked away from the hard collision.

A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. o5 Brad Loyet (1)
2. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4)
3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (3)
4. 49k Scott Kreutter (5)
5. 55 Mark Smith (8)
6. 97 Parker Price-Miller (11)
7. 77 Dain Naida (6)
8. 17h Max Stambaugh (13)
9. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (15)
10. 81 Derek Jonathan (10)
11. 28fm Steve Poirier (14)
12. 5 Keith Dempster (12)
DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (2)
DNF. 10j CJ Jones (9)
DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (7)
Time - 3:33.107 NEW TRACK RECORD
Lap Leaders – Brad Loyet (1-15)

A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 51 Bryan Howland (1)
2. 17 Jared Horstman (7)
3. 79 Jordan Thomas (3)
4. 25 Michael Parent (12)
5. 5b Justin Barger (2)
6. 2m Dustin Daggett (5)
7. 83 Kyle Sauder (8)
8. 10c Paul Colagiovanni, Jr. (14)
9. 19 Cory Turner (10)
10. 48jr Darryl Ruggles (4)
11. 77x Alex Hill (13)
DNF. 69 Kris Root (6)
DNF. 10 Jeff Cook (15)
DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (9)
DNS. 98 Joe Trenca (11)
No Time
Lap Leaders – Bryan Howland (1-15)


Western Sprint Tour Set For Yakima Dirt Fall Classic; 2015 Champion Will Be Crowned

By Ben Deatherage

Yakima, Washington- Friday September 25th and Saturday the 26th will be the final weekend of the 2015 season for the Western Sprint Tour.  Being dubbed the Dirt Fall Classic the best Sprint Car drivers in the Pacific Northwest will tackle the largest race track they will visit,  the Central Washington State Fair Raceway in gorgeous Yakima.  Cars will be be well over 100 MPH on the straightaways on this mammoth of a racing surface.

The racing weekend will be held in conjunction with the Central Washington State Fair's opening weekend and is a good time for all. Teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana are planning to make the journey to the 3/8-mile clay oval.  If you haven't had a chance to see the WST yet this year then this is your final chance.

Racing each night is scheduled to begin around 6:00 PM and Pit Passes are $35.00. Reserve seating will be sold to folks wanting specific seats for $18.00 each.  To order reserve seating please visit http://www.statefairpark.org/p/central-wa-state-fair/entertainment-and-attractions/coca-cola-grandstand/482.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information:
2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule
April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks
April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out
May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR Roger Crockett
May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Roger Crockett
June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland
June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland
June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland
July 1st Travel Day
July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Seth Bergman
July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Justyn Cox
July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Roger Crockett
August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA  Kyle Hirst
August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR  Kyle Hirst
September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA
September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Current Western Sprint Tour Point Standings (Top Ten):1. 55-Trey Starks 911; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst 702; 3. 11-Roger Crockett 694; 4. 22-Garen Linder 647; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills 635; T 11K-Michael Kofoid 635; 7. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 633; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox 622; 9. 96-Greg Hamilton 576; 10. 21-Colby Wiesz 545



by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up this weekend, and anticipation is high for the track’s signature event.

The 2015 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 17, while racing will commence Friday, September 18 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 10 previous editions, with a total of 224 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013, and Jessica Zemken went to victory lane in 2014.

The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 heat races, 3 B-Feature races, a dash race for heat race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 19.

While the Saturday night 360 Sprint Car format remains largely the same as in recent years, one small change has been made, as the field will be split into 3 flights for the group time trials as opposed to 6. Each of the 3 flights will then be divided evenly into 2 heat races based on their time trial results.

This year’s Night Before the Nationals again includes Twin 15 lap features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions. Each Twin 15 winner will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features qualified drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2015, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division feature on August 28, plus top drivers from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance, and two “Wild Card” entries drawn from all remaining 360 Sprint Car A-Feature winners at Ohsweken over the past 20 seasons.

The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

Advanced reserved seat tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.

Teams and fans traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com (direct link – http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1493 ), to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

Campsites are available at Ohsweken Speedway during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals week. Contact Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

2005 – Kenny Jacobs
2006 – Steve Poirier
2007 – Steve Poirier
2008 – Wayne Johnson
2009 – Shane Stewart
2010 – Shane Stewart
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2012 – Steve Poirier
2013 – Shane Stewart
2014 – Jessica Zemken

57 registered entries as of September 16, 2015
(Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 35 laps – $12,000-to-win)
# Name – City, Province/State, Country – Sponsor
0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON Canada – Case IH
00 Dane Lorenc – Bowmansville NY USA – Totally Tools
01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake ON Canada – Kevin Fraser Bulldozer & Backhoe Service
2 Dave Axton – Port Byron NY USA – 911 Restoration
2w Lee Winger – Hamilton ON Canada – Rt. 54 Tobacco
3r Shane Ross – Thedford ON Canada – Jericho Road Motorsports
5 Keith Dempster – Alton ON Canada – Renway Energy
6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford ON Canada – Vipond Fire Protection
7m Justin Martin – Rodney ON Canada – Vortex Insulation
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford ON Canada – Haldex
10c Jeff Cook – Antwerp NY USA – Rt. 37 Building Supply
10j CJ Jones – Lake Milton OH USA – First Alert Construction
10k Rob Dietrick – Farmington NY USA – Randy’s Racing Filters
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON Canada – KT Tobacco
11r Chase Ridenour – Perry MI USA – Ridenour Auto Repair
13 Keith Granholm – Syracuse NY USA – Grand Homes Construction
14h Jim Huppunen – Welland ON Canada – Gibbons Contracting
15aw April Wilson – Joyceville ON Canada – FK Rod Ends
16 Ryan Ruhl – Coldwater MI USA – Gaerte Engines
17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale OH USA – M&W Construction
17h Max Stambaugh – Lima OH USA – Horstman Racing
18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY USA – Young Drivers of Canada
19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON Canada – KT Tobacco
22h Randy Hannagan – Pittsboro IN USA – Starke County Co-Op
25 Michael Parent – Granby QC Canada – Le Groupe Ultra
28fm Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada – Fondations 4 Saisons
33 Mike Mahaney – King Ferry NY USA – M&W Aluminum
35 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford PA USA – Bundle of Warmth
36 Mike Stelter – Webster NY USA – Mike’s Ice Cream
38 Tyler Hendricks – Chatham ON Canada – Riegling Bros.
38w Dennis Wagner – Pulaski PA USA – 4 Season Ground Maintenance
42w Rickey Wilson – Joyceville ON Canada – Gillan Trucking
43 Scott Sherk – Port Colborne ON Canada – E-Shine Car Care
47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland ON Canada – Bradshaw’s
48a Alysha Ruggles – Canandaigua NY USA – Dan Willmes Enterprises
48jr Darryl Ruggles – Canandaigua NY USA – Dan Willmes Enterprises
49 Todd Hoddick – Cheektowaga NY USA – Casey’s Truck Salvage
49k Scott Kreutter – Cowlesville NY USA – Airport Collision
52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas Ontario Canada – Elite Engineering Group
55 Mark Smith – Sunbury PA USA – Pixel Signs & Graphics
61 Parker Evans – Owego NY USA – Trackside Products
67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – Sunnyvale TX USA – Townline Variety
67c Steve Collins – Belfast NY USA – Genesee Valley Medical Health
67d Chris Durand – Port Stanley ON Canada – BUWW Coverings
69 Kris Root – Delaware ON Canada – Boothill Jamboree
70 Jim Lingar – Mishawaka IN USA
77 Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI USA – Townline Variety
77x Alex Hill – Wilsonville ON Canada – Townline Variety
79 Jordan Thomas – Harding PA USA – Mechanical Service Company
80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON Canada – Golfi Concrete
81 Derek Jonathan – Lewiston NY USA – G&J Contracting
87 Jason Barney – Brewerton NY USA – Schneider Packaging
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON Canada – Aces Bar & Grill
98 Joe Trenca – Clay NY USA – Mucci Motorsports
97 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo IN USA – Townline Variety
121 Steve Glover – Rochester NY USA – Elab Smokers Boutique
123 Yan Bilodeau – Saint-Christophe-d’Arthabaska QC Canada – Garage Bilodeau

Sanction – Driver Name
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi
Patriot Sprint Tour – Todd Hoddick
Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres
Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown
Empire Super Sprints – Jason Barney
Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier
-National Racing Alliance – Jared Horstman
-National Racing Alliance – Max Stambaugh
-Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Jamie Turner
-Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Cory Turner
Sprints on Dirt – Gregg Dalman
Sprints on Dirt – Kyle Pitts
“Wild Card” – TBD
“Wild Card” – TBD


URSS Sprints at CMSP Championship Night This Friday

The United Rebel Sprint Series will make its final appearance at the Colorado Motor Sports Park’s 3/8 mile oval this Friday, September 18th as its Championship Night and Colorado’s newest racing venue. In its two previous visits to CMSP the Rebels have put on quite the shows with Coby Pearce and Jake Bubak both claiming victories. Look for yet another barn burner as the Rebels hit the track again.

Coby Pearce seems to have the track figured out as he led every lap of the first race held at CMSP. Veteran driver Mark Walinder, who finished in the runner up spot, is no stranger to the oval. In the second visit, Coby Pearce once again seemed to be cruising to a second win as he jumped to the lead with 2013-2014 URSS National Champion Jake Bubak steadily working his way through the field. Pearce had lapped his way to the fourth place running car when a caution flew. On the restart Pearce’s mount suffered mechanical troubles as his rear end exploded giving the lead to the eventual winner Jake Bubak. Look for Pearce to be one of the contenders as the Rebels once again hit the tricky 3/8’s oval.

Joining the URSS Sprint Cars with be Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and the 270cc Micro Sprints. It is Championship Night at Colorado Motor Sports Park and all of your local favorites will be battling for the title and bragging rights for the Inaugural Season at CMSP.

Don’t miss your final chance to see the United Rebel Sprint Series in action at Colorado Motor Sports Park this Friday September 18th. Gates open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 7:00 pm.

For all of your URSS information you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com 24/7/365 for updated schedule, points, driver bios, race recaps and race previews. It’s all at your fingertips and you can pull it up anytime.

Remember you are invited to visit the pits after the races to visit with the drivers and team. Many of the Drivers have t-shirts and autograph cards and they are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the series or to take pictures with the kids. Visit the URSS merchandise trailer for your URSS 10th Anniversary T-shirt, coloring book and various driver shirts as well.

See you this Friday at the all new Colorado Motor Sports Park “Championship Night!”


Roberts Holds off Bubak for NCRA Sprint Victory

McCool Junction, Nebraska – September 12, 2015 – Ryan Roberts held off a last lap charge of Jake Bubak to claim the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. The tour was joined by the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series in the final co-sanctioned event of the season.

Roberts and J.D. Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Roberts taking the lead as the green flag fell and the feature quickly went red when Trevor Grossenbacher made contact with current series point leader C.J. Johnson in turns three and four with Johnson executing a series of flips. C.J. was uninjured and done for the night.

Once race action resumed, Roberts continued to pace the field and would keep Bubak and the rest of the field behind him before the next caution would fall on lap seventeen when Don Droud, Jr. coasted to a stop.

Two laps later the final caution flag of the night fell for third running Cody Ledger, who came to a stop at the top of turn three.

On the final restart, Roberts again jumped out into the lead with Bubak and J.D. Johnson right on his tail and as the front runners were entering turn three on the last lap, Roberts got stuck behind a slower car. Bubak tried to squeeze underneath and take the lead coming out of turn four but Roberts would hold on to take the car length victory. The victory was his first with NCRA since his 2011 victory Dodge City Raceway Park and first of the year with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series

J.D. Johnson was the highest finishing NCRA regular (third), followed by Seth Brahmer and Billy Alley.

Defending co-division champion Jeremy Campbell was behind the eight-ball all night with a bad draw and heat race finish. He would start dead last in the twenty car starting line-up and earn an extra $200 for the night’s “hard charger” coming home with an eighth place finish.

The three, eight lap heat races for the 22 car field were won by Brahmer, J.D. Johnson and Ledger while Jon Freeman took home the ten lap “B” feature honors.

The next and final event of the 2015 race season for the NCRA sprint car series will be held on Saturday night, October 10, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

A Feature: 1) Ryan Roberts, 2) Rick Bubak, 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Seth Brahmer, 5) Billy Alley, 6) Tyler Drueke, 7) Ricky Mongomery, 8) Jeremy Campbell, 9) Jason Danley, 10) Stu Snyder, 11) Jon Freeman, 12) Tony Root, 13) John Klabunde, 14) Jeff Stasa, 15) Cody Ledger, 16) Jordan Boston, 17) Jack Dover, 18) Don Droud, Jr., 19) Trevor Grossenbacher, 20) C.J. Johnson



Oneonta, NY…The CRSA Sprint Car Tour made a stop at the Albany Saratoga Speedway Friday evening with twenty two sprinters signing in to compete in the once rained out event. Josh Pieniazek has had a few races he would like to forget over the past few weeks. Friday would be a completely different story. Pieniazek would start on the pole of the twenty five lap feature event and lead all of the laps to win for the second time this season.

Pieniazek and Josh Flint lead the sprinters to the green flag with Pieniazek taking the early lead. Flint would stay close during the early going with Brian Krummel, Brett Jaycox, and Chuck Alessi in tow. Krummel moved by Flint to take the second position on lap seven. The battle for positions was fierce throughout the pack. At the halfway mark Pieniazek held the lead over Krummel with Flint Kyle Smith, and Corey Sparks charging forward.

The final caution of the event flew on lap nineteen for Corey Sparks’ disabled sprinter setting up a six lap dash to the checkered flag. Pieniazek took off first with Krummel and Flint chasing to the checkered flag. Christain Rumsey came on strong grapping the fourth position just ahead of Jaycox, and Chad Miller.  

SPRINT NOTES: The CRSA Sprint Cars put on another great feature race for the fans at Albany Saratoga. The season long point standing has tightened up again this week. Kyle Smith holds a slim thirteen point lead over Josh Pieniazek. Dalton Herrick and Chad Miller are within striking distance with only a few races remaining. Mark Taylor made his first start of the 2015 season with a new car and motor. The tour returns to the Capital District Saturday at the Fonda Speedway for their third appearance of the season.

Albany Saratoga Speedway CRSA Sprint Feature: CRSA (25 Laps) 9/11/15 – Josh Pieniazek, Brian Krummel, Josh Flint, Christian Rumsey, Kyle Smith, Brett Jaycox, Chad Miller,Scott Goodrich, Dalton Herrick, Thomas Radivoy, Chuck Alessi, Jami Russell, Emily VanInwegen ,Mark Taylor, Cody Flach,  David French, Dana Wagner, Mike Kiser, Cory Sparks, John Matrafailo, Warren Alexson, Johnny Smith IV


Civil War Series Opens Gold Cup Race of Champions Wednesday Night

Aptos, CA)- Fresh off of two lucrative events, the lights again shine bright on the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster, as the series opens the 62nd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions on Wednesday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

Fresh off of a dominating performance during the Johnny Key Classic, Andy Forsberg comes into the Wednesday night show with his confidence very high, as he aims at his third win of the year with the series in the biggest week of racing that California has to offer.

Though he failed to get into victory lane last weekend, Justin Sanders is seeking his 18th win of the season, and will look to get back into Civil War Series victory lane. During the 2013 edition of this race, Sanders was the car to beat until a late flat tire derailed him.

Last year, Matt Peterson earned his first career sprint car victory in thrilling fashion during this race. Though he has ran with the series sparingly in 2015, Peterson should again be in the hunt as he aims for more Civil War glory.

With the season winding down, the points race gets interesting as the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster offers drivers a mulligan in 2015. While Justin Sanders has a commanding lead officially in the point standings, Forsberg unofficially leads the way over Shane Golobic, Sanders, Sean Becker, and Bradley Terrell rounding out the top five.

Unofficially, the point race is extremely tight factoring the mulligan, but should a driver have another bad night, things could change drastically as the top three are separated by roughly 30 points.

Other drivers that are expected to be on hand Wednesday night include Willie Croft, Steven Tiner, Kyle Hirst, Koen Shaw, Jonathan Allard, Cody Lamar, Shawn Wright, Mason Moore, Justyn Cox, DJ Netto, Kenny Allen, and many more of the regions top 360ci drivers.

Wednesday night the Silver Dollar Speedway front gates will open at 5pm. Reserved seats are still available for $25, or General Admission tickets will be sold for $10. General Admission seats are located in the turns one and four bleachers from rows A-I. For more ticket information please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com.  

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is now set to open the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Wednesday September 9th at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.  

WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 20th, Marysville Raceway), Bradley Terrell (March 28th, Petaluma Speedway), Sean Becker (April 11th, Calistoga Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 23rd Marysville Raceway), Jonathan Allard (May 24th Silver Dollar Speedway), Greg DeCaires (May 30th Placerville Speedway), Jonathan Allard (June 20th, Petaluma Speedway), Justin Sanders (July 10th, Ocean Speedway), Carson Macedo (August 8th, Placerville Speedway), Andy Forsberg (August 29th Ocean Speedway)


By Tommy Goudge (September 3, 2015) - London, Ontario - The 20th season of Southern Ontario Sprints series racing continues this weekend when the tour heads back to Brighton Speedway for the 13th annual Labour Day Classic.

The 2015 SOS championship chase is winding down, as just three points-paying events remain on the schedule. Mitch Brown is going after his first SOS title, and leads the championship standings by 44 points heading into the often-pivotal doubleheader weekend. 5-time and defending SOS champion Glenn Styres is 2nd in the standings, followed by 2013 champ Chris Jones, 2-time champ Keith Dempster, Jamie Turner, Cory Turner, 2015 Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Turner, 2014 Rookie of the Year Shawn Sliter, Frank Baranowski, and Mike Ferrell.
The events on Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6 will be the 10th and 11th rounds of the 2015 calendar, and the final visits to Brighton Speedway for the SOS tour in 2015. Lucas Oil, Rock 107, and Mystical Distributing present the Ultramar CST  Labour Day Classic weekend at the 1/3 mile oval, located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Northumberland County.

Saturday night's event will include a full racing program, plus the Four Wide Design Ltd. “Dream Come True” Dash. The dash race is open to drivers who have never claimed a checkered flag in Sprint Car competition, and will make someone's dream of winning their first Sprint Car race will come true. Some of the drivers eligible for this year's event include Mike Ferrell, Darren Zumpe, James Thompson, Lee Winger, and Ryan Susice. Previous winners of the event include Jim Munsie, Frank Baranowski, and Shawn Sliter.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy free entertainment, live music and fun activities for the whole family during Brighton's Labour Day Classic Tailgate Party on Sunday, September 6. Drivers will participate in a variety of activities, including the dunk tank, Pit Stop Challenge, and more.

Sunday night's event also includes a full racing program, plus it is "Topless Night" on the oval! Brighton's Late Model division will compete without roofs on their cars all night, and the weekend will finish with the Simon Pettit Memorial Non-Wing Sprint Car Dash for Cash presented by RBM Carriers and Black's Transport. All regular SOS rules will apply to this event, except no wings will be allowed. Starting positions will be determined by draw.

The SOS tour has raced at Brighton 94 times since 1997, with Rick Wilson’s 21 wins there topping the all-time list. Rick Wilson also tops the list of Labour Day Classic A-Feature winners, with 7 of those on his resume. Wilson scored his most recent Labour Day Classic weekend win in last year's event, while Keith Dempster got his first Labour Day Classic win the following night.

Mitch Brown claimed the win in the SOS series opener at Brighton on May 16, while Glenn Styres got Brighton wins on June 20 and July 11, and Cory Turner claimed his first career Sprint Car win on August 8. Glenn Styres is the most recent SOS winner, following his 50th career Sprint Car A-Feature win on August 9 at Humberstone Speedway. The final points-paying event of the 2015 SOS season is scheduled for Friday, September 11 at Merrittville Speedway.

SOS Labour Day Classic
Southern Ontario Sprints 20th Anniversary Season Rounds 10 & 11
Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints
Brighton Speedway
775 County Rd 64
Brighton ON K0K 1H0
Phone: 866 681-1102 (toll free) or 613 475-1102 (local)
Website: www.BrightonSpeedway.com
Twitter: @BrightonSpdwy
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Racing begins at 7:00p.m.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Racing begins at 6:00p.m.
(As of August 9, 2015)
Rank. Number Name - Points Total
1. 10b Mitch Brown 1471
2. 0 Glenn Styres 1427
3. 11j Chris Jones 1301
4. 5 Keith Dempster 1253
5. 11t Jamie Turner 1186
6. 19 Cory Turner 1160
7. 91 Ryan Turner ® 1125
8. 71s Shawn Sliter 1090
9. 66 Frank Baranowski 993
10. 15 Mike Ferrell 918

Glenn Styres – 4 (Brighton June 20 and July 11, Ohsweken July 3, Humberstone August 9)
Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 16, South Buxton July 4)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone May 17)
Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton June 6)
Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton August 8)

2003 - Glenn Styres (August 30), Rick Wilson (August 31)
2004 - Cody Geldart (September 4), Rick Wilson (September 5)
2005 - Rick Wilson (September 3), Glenn Styres (September 4)
2006 - Rainout (September 2), Rainout (September 3)
2007 - Dick Mahoney (September 1), Joe Middlemiss (September 2)
2008 - Glenn Styres (August 30), Ryan Hunsinger (August 31)
2009 - Glenn Styres (September 5), Ryan Hunsinger (September 6)
2010 - Chris Jones (September 4), Rainout (September 5)
2011 - Rick Wilson (September 3), Rick Wilson (September 4)
2012 - Dain Naida (September 1), Rick Wilson (September 2)
2013 - Chris Jones (August 31), Dain Naida (September 1)
2014 - Rick Wilson (August 30), Keith Dempster (August 31)


NCRA Sprints Back in Action This Saturday Night

Park City, Kansas – August 31, 2015 - Current series point leader C.J. Johnson will lead the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division back into race action this coming Saturday night, September 5, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Johnson has one feature victory on the 2015 race season and has an astounding seven straight top-five finishes to hold a 120 point lead over former tour champion Jeremy Campbell. Jon Freeman currently sits third in the final point standings, followed by Jeff Stasa and Raymond Seeman. Hutchinson Grand Nationals champion J.D. Johnson currently sits sixth in the standings, followed by Jake Grieder, Jack Dover, Josh Fairbank and Luke Cranston.

As with all regularly scheduled series sprint car events, the winner will take home $2000 to win and $300 just to start the twenty care feature finale.

Eight events have been completed thus far on the 2015 race season with Tony Bruce, Jr. having won two events. Other feature winners include Jack Dover (2), afore mentioned J.D. and C.J. Johnson, Campbell and Danny Lasoski.

Also running will be the series other four sanctioned divisions; Modified, NeSmith late models and mod lites.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids while all pit passes are just $30.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 miles west.


Justin Sanders leads flag-to-flag for his record eighth Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory of the season

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 21, 2015…Lining-up from the front row on Friday night current Ocean Sprints point leader Justin Sanders showed once again that he’s the man to beat at the quarter-mile, by leading all 30-laps to score his eighth Taco Bravo victory of the year.

The triumph made Sanders the all-time winningest driver in one season with the Ocean Sprints, breaking the record Brent Kaeding had held for eight-years. It also extended his lead atop the standings to a staggering 114-points with just two events remaining this year. The 22-year-old has won four of the last five events aboard his North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 Sprinter.

“Wow this is so awesome that I don’t even really know what to say,” said a very happy & excited Sanders on the front stretch. “To get our eighth win and break the single-season record is pretty incredible. We’ve had a great year, but I never could have imagined a season like we’ve had so far in this 17 car. I can’t thank all our sponsors enough and everyone that helps out on this team. The car was really good tonight and hopefully we can come back next week in the Warrington 18 and have the same kind of speed.”

Early on in the feature Sanders felt pressure from Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, who put together his best night of the 2015 campaign. The veteran driver captured the night’s Dash and stalked Sanders through traffic during the early stages, before bringing home a season-best runner up finish at the conclusion.

“This was a great night for us and I’m definitely happy to be standing up here on the podium tonight,” Nelson commented. “To finish second to someone that’s had a year like Justin has had is nothing to be ashamed of. I want to thank everyone that came out tonight and give a big thanks to all my sponsors & supporters. We couldn’t do this without all of them. We’ve had the car rolling well lately and I’m looking forward to the Johnny Key Classic next week. Hope all the fans come back as well. It’s going to be a great show.”

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding made a late surge to round out the podium, as he gears up for the 55th Johnny Key Classic next week. The 1996 winner of the event set fast time to begin the night and battled with youngsters Kyler Shaw & Ryan Robinson over much of the feature.

“We definitely wanted to get locked-in tonight, but everyone has been chasing that 17 car all year,” Kaeding said. “Justin Sanders has been the man to beat and they’ve been on a roll this season. We will come back next week and try to get a little better in the feature to have something for him. 50-laps definitely changes the ballgame, so you never know what will happen. The track should slick up a little more and we’ll have some slide jobs to give the fans a show. We’ll see everyone next week.”

Kyler Shaw came home in fourth to continue his solid summer of racing with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, while 14-year-old Ryan Robinson earned his career best finish at the track by rounding out the top-five. Robinson spent time racing with Nelson for second late in the going and looked very impressive once again. The son of former Civil War champion David Robinson Jr. is certainly one of the rising stars in the state and someone to keep an eye on.

The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Brad Furr, Jerry Bonnema, Mitchell Faccinto, Koen Shaw and Kalib Henry. Henry, who is the 15-year-old son of another former Civil War Series champion Mike Henry, was making his debut in a Winged Sprint Car. Like Robinson, Henry has also cut his teeth racing in an Outlaw Kart throughout Northern California. Jeremy Chisum came from 20th to 11th earning the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award, while his brother Jason received the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award for his flip in the A-main.

As noted Kurt Nelson won the dash, while the three eight-lap heat races were picked off by Nelson, Tony Gualda and Jerry Bonnema. Bud Kaeding’s lap of 11.785 was good enough to give him his first Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award of the season.

A-main finish: #17 Justin Sanders, #72W Kurt Nelson, #0 Bud Kaeding, #92 Kyler Shaw, #1R Ryan Robinson, #2 Brad Furr, #58 Jerry Bonnema, #37 Mitchell Faccinto, #88 Koen Shaw, #56K Kalib Henry, #8 Jermey Chisum, #83 Austin Liggett, #12 Scott Parker, #55 Danny Malfatti, #9J Dustin Golobic, #7 Nick Ringo Jr, #10 Anthony Simone, #34 Darrell Taylor, #3T Nicholas Ringo, #25Z Jason Chisum, #99 Tony Gualda, #17S Eric Rossi

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will now get ready for the 55th running of the Johnny Key Classic next Saturday August 29. It will also be the second & final appearance of the season by the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, in what is sure to be a huge night of racing. With Justin Sanders winning on Friday that means there will be just five drivers locked into the dash, which sets the first five starting spots in the 50-lap feature.

The drivers locked into the dash are Sanders, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. This means that the sixth starting spot will be available to the driver who sets fast time among the cars not already locked-in and transfers through their heat.

The front gate will open at 3:30pm next Saturday August 29, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 3:45pm. Please note the early start time like usual on Saturday events at the track. The pit gate will open at 1pm.

Ocean Speedway & Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo located at 1950 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 28, 2015. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3055 Taco’s. Tickets for Saturday will also be available at the party.


Remaining 2015 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule

Park City, Kansas – August 20, 2015 - A couple adjustments have been made to the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division schedule as the tour looks to close out their 26th consecutive season under the series banner.

The next event that is scheduled for the “winged warriors” is slated for 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night, September 5, as part of a single Labor Day weekend event. The originally scheduled Sunday night show for the Belleville High Banks Speedway in Belleville, Kansas has been nixed from the schedule.

To close out the 2015 schedule, the tour will make their fifth and final appearance of the season at 81 Speedway on Saturday night, October 10.

Five time and defending co-series champion C.J. Johnson currently holds a 120 point lead over former two-time and defending co-champion Jeremy Campbell. Both Campbell and Johnson have one feature victory on the season.

For more information on the 2015 NCRA Sprint Car schedule, check out their newly revamped website www.racencra.com, their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series and any questions contact the series office (316) 755-1781.

Remaining 2015 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule:

September 5     81 Speedway

October 10        81 Speedway


Hortsman wins NRA event at Limaland

(8/14/15) – NRA Sprint Invaders champion Jared Horstman won his division’s 25-lap feature, although his Horstman Motorsports running mate Hud Horton and Shawn Dancer both at times held the lead during the opening 15 circuits of the race. Horton topped the field from his post starting position for the first five laps before fellow front row starter Shawn Dancer took his turn with the lead.

It was the first action on the track for the evening as there were no heat races with the unusual final night format. Horstman used a rare for him middle racing groove to push to the front after starting in row number four. Horton suffered a mechanical problem while Dancer and Devon Dobie collided in turn number two effectively ending their hopes for the win.

Jared Horstman took over race leadership on lap fifteen and never looked back on the way to his fourth NRA feature win of the season. “I was kinda nervous without knowing what the track was gonna do so we just threw a heat race setup at it,” said Horstman afterward. “It was really different seeing me on the bottom, but we did it and put this thing in victory lane.”

NRA Sprint Invaders
A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. Jared Horstman; 2. Tim Allison; 3. Kyle Sauder; 4. Max Stambaugh; 5. Tyler Moore; 6. Ron Blair; 7. Jess Stiger; 8. Jr Stewart; 9. Nick Roberts; 10. Devon Dobie; 11. Shawn Dancer; 12. Jeff Williams; 13. Mike Dunlap; 14. Hud Horton.


Kyle Hirst Wins First Night Of Ore-Cal Challenge At Siskiyou Motor Speedway

By Ben Deatherage

The Western Sprint Tour would visit Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, California on Friday August 14th for the Siskiyou Golden Fair Race presented by Wonderland Distributing.  The event would mark the first of two nights of the 2015 Ore-Cal Challenge.  Fourteen cars would sign in on the sheets representing the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Penngrove teenager Michael Kofoid would set the early pace in his LaChance Kofoid Enterprises/DES Inc./Red Line Oil/Dr. Ramos Dentistry #11K Maxim in the Sousa Ready Mix Shootout feature.  Kofoid would keep back all advances from challengers until lap six when Kyle Hirst would make the decisive move.  Hirst, now residing in Chico and piloting the Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim for car owners Scott and Jason Finley, would begin to take off before several cautions would occur keeping the field bunched up close.

On each ensuing restart Hirst would take right off from the cars behind him to reconstruct his massive lead.  He would master traffic each time he approached it but as the race continued some other drivers would step up to the plate to try and overtake him.  The most notable contender was Trey Starks of Puyallup, Washington.  Starks would mount a massive late race charge and actually caught Hirst but would bang the cushion extremely hard exiting turn four with just a few laps to go resulting in him losing lots of ground.  

The mishap would allow Kyle Hirst to have the luxury of nearly half a lap separating himself from second.  Hirst would stay in the position for the remainder of the race to win his first career Western Sprint Tour victory and the third occasion he has done so at the Siskiyou Golden Fair Race.

Trey Starks would hold on to second place in his Starks Timber Processing/Southland Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum/T&C Concepts #55 J&J followed by the All Star Powdercoating/Corban Learning Center #21 KPC of Colby Wiesz, from Colfax, in third.  Completing the top five finishers were fourth placed driver Jared Ridge of Snohomish, Washington, in his Ridge Runner Wings/Snohomish Auto Parts/Racers For Christ/Rodgers Racing Engines #12 entry, and the Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/M.D. Yearous Logging/Devine Continuous Gutters #5D KPC of Cottage Grove, Oregon's Patrick Dills.

Kyle Hirst was fast time of the night while Michael Kofoid was the winner of the Coors Light Trophy Dash.  The victors of the two Les Schwab Tires Heat Races included Hirst and Patrick Dills.

The Western Sprint Tour will visit Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday August 15th for the second and final leg of the Ore-Cal Challenge.  It will be Kids Night at SOS and all kids ages TWELVE AND UNDER get in for FREE.  For the latest news and information regarding the WST log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten):
1. 55-Trey Starks 819; 2. 11-Roger Crockett 694; 3. 22-Garen Linder 647; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox 622; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst 606; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton 576; 7. 11K-Michael Kofoid 566; 8. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 556; 9. 5D-Patrick Dills 554; 10. 5V-Colby Copeland 521

Current Ore-Cal Challenge Points (Top Ten):
1. 77-Kyle Hirst 100; 2. 55-Trey Starks 94; 3. 21-Colby Wiesz 86; 4. 12-Jared Ridge 81; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills 79; 6. 9-D.J. Freitas 74; 7. 7K-Kenny Allen 72; T 7N-Roger Henderson 72; 9. 11K-Michael Kofoid 68; T 45-Brent McGrath 68


by Tommy Goudge (August 12, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up in less than 6 weeks, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event.
The 2015 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 17, while racing will commence Friday, September 18 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.
The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 heat races, 3 B-Feature races, a dash race for heat race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 19.

While the Saturday night 360 Sprint Car format remains largely the same as in recent years, one small change has been made, as the field will be split into 3 flights for the group time trials as opposed to 6. Each of the 3 flights will then be divided evenly into 2 heat races based on their time trial results.

This year’s Night Before the Nationals again includes Twin 15 lap features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions. Each Twin 15 winner will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features qualified drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2015, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division feature on August 28, plus the top drivers from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance, and two "Wild Card" entries.

The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” presented by TJSlideways.com.
The deadline for competitors to receive the (half-price) "Early Bird" discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. "Early Bird" entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19.

Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 10 previous editions, with a total of 224 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.
Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013, and Jessica Zemken went to victory lane in 2014.
2005 - Kenny Jacobs
2006 - Steve Poirier
2007 - Steve Poirier
2008 - Wayne Johnson
2009 - Shane Stewart
2010 - Shane Stewart
2011 - Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2012 - Steve Poirier
2013 - Shane Stewart
2014 - Jessica Zemken

Sanction – Driver Name
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi
Patriot Sprint Tour – Todd Hoddick
Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres
Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown
Empire Super Sprints – Jason Barney
Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier
National Racing Alliance – TBD
National Racing Alliance – TBD
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – TBD
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – TBD
Sprints on Dirt – TBD
Sprints on Dirt – TBD
"Wild Card" – TBD
"Wild Card" – TBD


URSS Set To Invade Colorado Motor Sports Park This Friday

Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers Colorado will host the United Rebel Sprint Series this Friday August 14th. The track is in its first year of operation has hosted some excellent shows for the fans and drivers alike. This Friday will be no exception as the 3/8’s mile oval host the Colorado Region of the United Rebel Sprint Series. The Colorado Region boasts a strong field of drivers from young hot shoes to veteran racers. The regions drivers include Coby Pearce, who won the first feature this year at the new facility, Mark Bensenberg, Kevin Schramek, John Jacobs, Scott Cochran, Bob Schaeffer, Brian Hardman, Adam Trimble, Clint Schubert, Butch Hardman and Mark Walinder among others.

Drivers from the Kansas region that plan on making the tow will include current Kansas regional points leader Zach Blurton, who has won three features including the Weatshocker Nationals, McCook Nebraska’s Nate Berry, who won the National event at Wakeeney Speedway this year, and last years URSS Rookie of the year, Jeremy Huish, is also planning on making the trip among others.

This Friday’s event will feature an expanded payout thanks to the help of Kevin Schramek of Schramek Landscape Materials who put an extra $1,000.00 into the purse. The event will pay $600.00 to win and $200.00 to start the A Feature. Hats off to Kevin for stepping up to the plate to help the URSS Colorado Region and Colorado Motor Sports Park to put on a quality show for the fans. The gates will open at 5:00 pm and the racing action starts at 7:00 pm. Joining the URSS Sprint Cars Friday Night will be Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, the Extreme 4X4’s and the RMLSA cars.



by Greg Calnan (Saturday, August 8, 2015) – Brighton, Ontario – The Southern Ontario Sprints returned to action at Brighton Speedway for the eighth race of the 2015 season and when the 25 lap feature was completed there was a new face in victory lane. Cory Turner topped Glenn Styres and Mitch Brown for his first career sprint car win.

Styres and Charlie Sandercock led the 17 car field to the green flag in the main event. In his quest for his 50th career sprint car win, Styres bolted away from the field and paced the race until a lap 3 caution for a broken front end on the Darren Zumpe #11z.

After the restart Warren Mahoney was involved in a lap 5 incident that saw him tumble down the frontstetch. He was able to walk away uninjured, but was finished for the evening.

Two additional cautions slowed the opening 12 laps of the race, during this time Turner began to move his way toward the front and made his way to second.

The final restart of the event came with 13 laps to go. Styres continued to lead, however Turner kept pace and the two raced side by side for the next 4 laps. On the 16th circuit Turner cleared Styres on the backstretch and began to pull away from the 5 time champion. Lapped traffic closed the gap between the top two in the final laps, however Turner was too strong and held on for a popular first win. Title contenders Styres and Brown finished 2nd and 3rd while Jamie Turner and Chris Jones completed the top five.

The win was not only the first in a sprint car for the third generation driver, but also the first for the three car Team Turner Racing team.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their doubleheader weekend at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, August 9th for round nine of the 2015 season. Race time at the Port Colborne, Ontario facility is 6:30 pm.


A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 19 Cory Turner (3)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (1)
3. 10b Mitch Brown (4)
4. 11t Jamie Turner (8)
5. 11j Chris Jones (7)
6. 42w Rick Wilson (6)
7. 01 Kyle Fraser (13)
8. 71s Shawn Sliter (16)
9. 5 Keith Dempster (9)
10. 66 Frank Baranowski (5)
11. 10 Bob Crawford (17)
12. 98 Paul Pekkonen (12)
13. 15 Mike Ferrell (14)
DNF. 57 Charlie Sandercock (2)
DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (11)
DNF. Warren Mahoney (10)
DNF. 11z Darren Zumpe (15)
DNS. 15aw April Wilson (18)
No Time.
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres (1-15), Cory Turner (16-25)

Glenn Styres – 3 (Brighton Speedway June 20, Ohsweken Speedway July 3, Brighton Speedway July 11)
Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton Speedway May 16, South Buxton Raceway July 4)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone Speedway May 17)
Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton Raceway June 6)
Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway August 8)


Macedo Masters Placerville En Route To Forni Classic Win

Placerville, CA)- After a torrid battle up front, Carson Macedo was in the right place at the right time as he capitalized on a Sean Becker mistake to take command of the 10th Annual Mark Forni Classic and race his was to the lucrative win as he became the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster’s eighth different winner in 2015.

It was Cory Eliason and Sean Becker leading the field to green at the high-banked quarter mile facility, and it was all Eliason early as Sean Becker stayed right in his wake.

As Eliason and Becker duked it out up front, the battle behind them was just as exciting as Carson Macedo, Jonathan Allard, and Kyle Hirst all raced for position within the Top-Five as the lead duo slowly broke away.

Lap 15 would be good to Becker as the Roseville, CA driver was able to use lapped traffic to his advantage as he took the lead from Eliason, though the duo would race wheel-to-wheel for the next three laps until the caution flag waived.

As Macedo moved into the second spot on the redraw, he would chase after Becker, and the battle for the lead would heat up. On lap 20, Becker would get two high in turns one and two and his machine would get up over the thick cushion that had built up and Macedo capitalized as he took the race lead as Allard and Hirst followed suit.

The trio up front would fight hard as they got back into traffic, and Maedo would continue to set the pace as the caution flag flew with just five laps to go and gave the leaders clear track.

Macedo would be flawless in the race’s final five laps as he worked the bottom of the speedway to perfection and picked up the 10th Annual Mark Forni Classic and bagged the $10,000 that came with it.

“I can’t say enough about my team, and this car,” Carson Macedo said. “We have been really good lately and it is nice to finally put this thing in victory lane in front of a huge crowd. The Tarlton family has been so good to me, I am really happy to win this race for all of them.”

Though he would come up short, Jonathan Allard was pleased with his second place finish during Saturday night’s feature.

“We are really pleased to be up on the podium and I am happy for Carson Macedo,” Allard said. “This race would have been a big win for us as it honored Mark Forni who was a great guy. I have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar and my guys for their support.”

Rounding out the podium was inaugural Mark Forni Classic winner, Kyle Hirst.

“I love racing Placerville Speedway, and always have a good time in front of all of these great fans,” Hirst said. “Week in and week out it seems like we battle with Carson Macedo and Jonathan Allard, and I commend both them and their teams on a great night of racing. My guys did a great job, and I have to thank Dennis and Theresa Roth for letting us come out.”

Eliason would run fourth, Becker fifth, Matt Peterson six, Shane Golobic seventh, Justin Sanders eighth, Andy Gregg 9th, and Andy Forsberg would round out the Top-10.

With 29 cars checking in at the Placerville Speedway for the track’s highest paying event ever, Kyle Hirst led the way in time trials by setting the bar at a 10.819 second lap.

Heat race wins went to Tyler Walker, Carson Macedo, Jonathan Allard, and Sean Becker, while Cory Eliason won the Dash.

The 12-lap B Main was won by Colby Wiesz, as Mason Moore, Shawn Wright, Steven Tiner, Koen Shaw, and James Sweeney also earned transfers into the feature event.

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is now set for another big night of racing on August 29th at the Ocean Speedway for the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 20th, Marysville Raceway), Bradley Terrell (March 28th, Petaluma Speedway), Sean Becker (April 11th, Calistoga Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 23rd Marysville Raceway), Jonathan Allard (May 24th Silver Dollar Speedway), Greg DeCaires (May 30th Placerville Speedway), Jonathan Allard (June 20th, Petaluma Speedway), Justin Sanders (July 10th, Ocean Speedway), Carson Macedo (August 8th, Placerville Speedway).


Jared Zimbardi Powers to Patriot Sprint Win to Score Season Sweep at Black Rock

Sammy Reakes IV Claims PST America Championship
Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 7, 2015)- Jared Zimbardi has racked up plenty of wins over his career and had his share even this season, but this one had a different feel as it was his first as a father.
“It’s the most special part,” declared Zimbardi in Black Rock Speedway Victory Lane, scoring the win in the 25-lap A-Verdi A-Main presented by M&W Aluminum Products to sweep the season at the fast 4/10-mile.  The win comes less than two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Audrey.  Her arrival removed his championship aspirations for this year, but it has not slowed “The Juice” down when he hits the track
Zimbardi was fast from the start of the feature, battling side-by-side with newly-crowned 2015 PST America Champion Sammy Reakes for the first lap and a half, until he was able to clear him on the second lap, but it was Bryan Howland, the winner of this event in 2014, who would be his biggest challenger.
The two most-decorated PST Champions put on quite a show dueling in lapped traffic, as Howland chased down Zimbardi and passed him on lap nine to take the advantage.  Howland then found lapped traffic a hindrance a few laps later, as Zimbardi zoomed back by on lap 14.
“I was really surprised, he got underneath me and I realized he was pretty good,” said Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, after the race.  “I figured I’d see what happens and keep running the bottom.  I don’t know if the tires came in or what but I caught him.”
The first caution of the race did not appear until lap 17 with Zimbardi holding a slim advantage at the time. On the restart, Howland set up a sweet maneuver to drive around the outside of the No. 35 to retake the lead.  Not to be outdone, Zimbardi drove in hard on the bottom of turn one and took the lead back.  A classic race to the finish was in the making, but Howland’s night would end five laps short as a tie rod broke on the No. 51, forcing him to stop over the banking in turn three.
“When he got back by me on the restart I’m just smiling because it was a good race.  I’ve never been part of a race where the lead swapped back and forth like that,” reflected Zimbardi. “I hate to see him have problems because I feel like we would have battled like that until the end, who knows who would have won.”
On what would be the final restart, Zimbardi only got better as he clicked off his first laps in the 13 second bracket of the night and drove away to score the win.
“I started backing off the throttle to keep the cars straight and it’s amazing how sometimes you can’t just get in these and smash the throttle down, but the crew does a great job to hook the car up at the end of the race when it counts.”
It was Zimbardi’s 24th career PST win, his fifth at Black Rock and his fifth win of 2015.  It is worth noting that all five of his wins this season have come on a Friday.
Sammy Reakes IV had a stout race car and was able to finish in second, which was more than enough for the Palermo, NY resident to claim the 2015 PST America Championship.
“The car was on a rail tonight, Jared was just a little bit better,” noted Reakes after the event.  “I felt like in lapped traffic I could run with him and if we stayed in traffic I might have had a shot but to win this championship is just amazing.”
Coming in to the night, Reakes only needed to start the feature to put a virtual lock on the championship, but by virtue of his runner-up finish, he officially has locked up the crown, which was important to “The Honeybadger”.
“I didn’t relax until I went across the checkered flag and I knew I could just celebrate tonight.  It’s a dream come true. This is probably the highest level of racing I will reach so to win a championship at it is pretty special.”
Reakes had been so focused on winning the championship over the last month that he had stated that he felt he wasn’t getting the most out of his race car. By starting the feature he was able to race harder and had a huge smile on his face to be able to score his best finish since May.
It was an impressive three months for Reakes as he finished every PST America event in the top 10, scoring two wins and five podium finishes along the way.
Another feel good story on the night was turned in by Danny Varin, who won his heat race and drove up to finish in third.  It was Varin’s first race back since a terrifying incident at Rolling Wheels two weeks earlier where his car caught on fire and he suffered second degree burns.  Varin was particularly pleased that he felt his 00 was just a little off and he was still good enough to get to third.
Birthday boy Kyle Drum put a cap on a fine season, coming home in fourth.  It was seventh top five of the season for Drum, who had not planned on running the entire tour at the start of the year but was able to finish up second in points.
Jonathan Preston was yet another great story as the rookie 360 sprint driver won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash and then parlayed that in to a top five finish.  In just his third start in a 360, the Romulus, NY driver looked terrific in his family’s No. 22.
Paul Habeck had difficulty getting to the track, then nearly got collected in a heat race spin, but survived all of that to finish in sixth.  Nine-time Black Rock sprint winner George Suprick drove up to seventh, getting by Darryl Ruggles in the late stages as Ruggles finished eighth. Steve Collins finished in ninth while Joe Trenca was the hard-charger, driving up to 10th in his first BRS appearance.
A total of 22 sprints were on hand for the 39th appearance for the Patriots in Dundee. Jimmy Stitzel looked good in his heat race but broke while leading and was scratched for the night.  It was also a tough night for Scott Just as he dropped a valve in his engine on lap 20.
Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/7/2015, Black Rock Speedway, DUNDEE, NY.
A-Verdi A-Main presented by M&W Aluminum Products (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 3. Danny Varin (00), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Jonathan Preston (22), 6. Paul Habeck (25H), 7. George Suprick (87), 8. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 9. Steve Collins (67), 10. Joe Trenca (98), 11. Tyler Graves (25G), 12. Dave Just (54J), 13. Jake Muench (14), 14. Will Glover (21), 15. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 16. Josh Azzi (17z), 17. Dave Wickham (80), 18. Derrick Juliano (1J), 19. Pete Richardson (67R), 20. Bryan Howland (51), 21. Scott Just (54JR), DNS: Jimmy Stitzel (4).
Lap Leaders- Reakes 1, Zimbardi 2-8, Howland 9-13, Zimbardi 14-17, Howland 18, Zimbardi 19-25.
Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 2039, Drum 1977, Collins 1786, D. Just 1772, S. Just 1758, Suprick 1753, Zimbardi 1719, Graves 1433, Hutchinson 1405, Muench 1153.

Danny Lasoski Dominates 360 Nationals Opener

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2015 – The 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank opened with Missouri’s Danny Lasoski leading flag-to-flag in Thursday’s preliminary A-Feature aboard the Parker/Mark Burch Motorsports No. 1m.

Lasoski’s third career preliminary A-Feature win in the 360 Nationals since 2012, the “Dude from Dover” was never challenged en-route to victory.  

“This just goes to show you hard March Burch Works. He’s a one-man-band at home. He builds his own engines, does everything, and I just couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Lasoski when asked about his performance. “We came here just to see if we could measure up, and weren’t even close. In Qualifying, we were even close, but he [Mark] never gave up and just kept working at it and it showed when it counted.”

Asked if the run was a simple one, Lasoski replied, “It’s anything but simple. When you get these touring guys that come in, along with anyone else here, you’ve got the best guys in the country.”

While Lasoski ran away on the start, the race for the runner-up spot began to take shape as Aaron Reutzel held off the charge of Casey Friedrichsen. Not able to put distance over the No. 20, the pair continued the fight as Lasoski build his advantage until the caution waved on Lap 7 for Nate Van Haaften whose axle sheered, launching the Left Rear down the back straight-a-way.

Back to green, Lasoski again pulled away with the red soon flying for a violent crash by Sawyer Phillips. Slow to emerge, the driver of the No. 3p was able to walk away.

Re-firing after an open red, the green light would not turn off again as Lasoski crossed 1.454 seconds ahead of the B.C. Funds No. 87 of Aaron Reutzel.

Changing gears during the open red, Aaron said the change was good but not enough, “It had to be a whole lot better to catch Danny. He’s just a rocket around here so what can you say running second to that guy. It definitely doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit.”

Having to scramble after his Heat Race, Aaron elaborated on what happened, “I just can’t thank my guys enough. They worked their butts off. We had to change a Rear End after the Heat Race and it seemed like anything that could go wrong, did go wrong while we were changing it, plus we hurt our good motor a week ago. We had another motor to run, but it just wasn’t that strong so Scottie McDonald stepped up and loaned us a motor.”

Crossing third was Casey Friedrichsen for his first top-five performance in his second career 360 Nationals preliminary A-Feature.

“We’re not going to complain one bit about being up here at the end of the night. I would like to be standing on either one of those other two spots, but we haven’t been down here as much as we need to run to get where those two guys are tonight, but we’ll take what we got with momentum and go into Saturday night and hopefully run good again.”

Putting on moves in the closing laps, Calvin Landis crossed fourth from seventh with Clint Garner working to fifth from eighth.

Tenth starting Bronson Maeschen was sixth, followed by Tony Bruce, Jr. Working the low line, Billy Alley moved from 12th to eighth with Russ Hall and Ryan Roberts making up the top-ten.

Thursday night saw 48 drivers checking in. All drivers were able to take time with Clint Garner laying down the fastest lap at 16.301 seconds. Five Heat races went to Matt Moro, Joe Beaver, Ryan Roberts, Brandon Hanks, and Danny Lasoski.

The night’s C-Feature was won by Jordan Weaver. Knoxville’s Jamie Ball won the B-feature. The night’s Hard Charger was Bryan Clauson who advanced from 23rd to 12th.

The 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continue Friday night, August 7, and Saturday, August 8!  For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Casey Friedrichsen (1); 4. Calvin Landis (7); 5. Clint Garner (8); 6. Bronson Maeschen (10); 7. Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 8. Billy Alley (12); 9. Russ Hall (11); 10. Ryan Roberts (9); 11. Bryan Clauson (23); 12. Matt Moro (16); 13. Jon Agan (24); 14. Joe Beaver (17); 15. Jamie Ball (21); 16. Justin Henderson (22); 17. Jordyn Brazier (14); 18. Carson McCarl (13); 19. Brandon Hanks (19); 20. Scottie McDonald (18); 21. Cody Ledger (20); 22. Lee Grosz (15); 23. Sawyer Phillips (5); 24. Nate Van Haaften (6). Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-20. Hard-charger: Clauson.

Thursday Points (top 10)
1. Clint Garner 483
2. Aaron Reutzel 473
3. Danny Lasoski 472
4. Calvin Landis  471
5. Tony Bruce Jr.  461
5. Bryan Clauson  461
7. C. Friedrichsen  455
8. Jon Agan  452
8. Jamie Ball  452
10. Justin Henderson 450


Patriot Sprint Tour America Championship to be Decided Friday at Black Rock

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (August 4, 2015)- This Friday will not only be the running of one of the biggest traditional races on the Patriot Sprint Tour schedule, the 2015 PST America Championship will be decided.

This Friday, August 7, the Patriot Sprint Tour America will make their 39th appearance at the fast 4/10-mile oval.  This will mark the 12th consecutive year the series has run there on the second weekend in August, but this will be only the second time where it will the final full-point race, deciding a championship.

Sammy Reakes IV comes in to the event with a 61-point advantage over Kyle Drum.  Drum has been closing in over the last few races, but with Reakes finishing every full point race in the top 10 this season, the gap has remained.  The key for Reakes will be starting from feature, if he can do that it will all but guarantee “The Honeybadger” as the seventh different PST America Champion.

Since 2004, the Patriots have sanctioned an event on the second weekend in August at BRS, with that sprint show going back even further.  The winners of this show are a “who’s who” of area sprint car racing and beyond, including four PST America Champions, a URC Champion and a Sprint Cup Champion. This year, the race is sponsored by M&W Aluminum Products and surely will not disappoint.

Jared Zimbardi, the defending PST Champion and current series point leader of Bradford, PA, dominated the only other sprint show at the 4/10-mile oval in May and is hoping to get back in to Victory Lane for the first time as a father and for the fifth time on a Friday night in 2015.

Bryan Howland is the defending winner of this event and will be back in search of a repeat.  Howland has had a terrific season but has not won since May so to say the least, the four-time champion is overdue.  Another past winner ready planning to attend is Justin Barger.

Steve Collins, Dave Just and Scott Just each started their sprint car careers at Black Rock and will battle it out on the track for the third spot in the PST America standings.  Collins holds a slim seven point lead over Dave Just, who is just two points ahead of his son Scott, who is coming off a career-best fourth place finish last Friday at his hometown Ransomville Speedway.

A PST event at Black Rock would not be complete without George Suprick.  The 2004 Track Champion has six PST wins at BRS, which does not include his two Bully Hill Nationals wins.  Suprick’s most recently series win was at Black Rock and he would love nothing more than to rekindle that glory on Friday.

Among those ready to Rock on Friday are Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Jonathan Preston, Josh Azzi, Jake Muench, Joe Trenca, Dave Wickham, Tyler Graves, Paul Habeck, Will Glover, Pete Richardson, Jimmy Stitzel,

Racing action will kick off early at 7:00 P.M. on Friday.  For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour History at Black Rock
Races: 38
9/6/2003- Scott Bonnell
4/24/2004- Rich Swarthout
5/22/2004- Lance Yonge
6/5/2004- George Suprick
6/12/2004- George Suprick
6/19/2004- George Suprick
6/26/2004- Bobby Breen
7/2/2004- Rick Wilson
7/10/2004- Chuck Hebing
7/17/2004- George Suprick
8/7/2004- Blake Breen
8/14/2004- Blake Breen
9/4/2004- Chuck Hebing
9/11/2004- Trevor Lewis
8/13/2005- George Suprick
9/10/2005- Trevor Lewis
8/12/2006- Chuck Hebing
9/9/2006- Curt Michael
5/18/2007- Chuck Hebing
5/19/2007- Travis Rilat
8/11/2007- Jared Zimbardi
8/8/2008- Justin Barger
5/15/2009- Bobby Breen
8/7/2009- Trevor Lewis
4/30/2010- Chuck Hebing
8/6/2010- Bryan Howland
9/10/2010- Bobby Breen and Alain Bergeron (Preliminary Events)
9/11/2010- Justin Barger
5/7/2011- J.J. Grasso
7/8/2011- Chuck Hebing
8/12/2011- Jared Zimbardi
5/4/2012- Bobby Breen
6/29/2012- George Suprick
8/10/2012- Tony Stewart
5/3/2013- Justin Barger
8/9/2013- Robbie Stillwaggon
8/8/2014- Bryan Howland
5/15/2015- Jared Zimbardi


Jason Barney Outraces Patriot Sprint Tour Field and Rain at Ransomville

Rich Vleck, RANSOMVILLE, NY, (July 31, 2015)- Last season, when Jason Barney scored a win at Ransomville, he was unable to enjoy it in Victory Lane as the win was not awarded until after a technical violation gave him the victory; this year, he knew he had won right away, but thanks to Mother Nature, still was unable to visit Victory Lane.

Barney, of Brewerton, NY, scored the win in the rain-shortened A-Verdi A-Main at Ransomville Friday Night.  Barney started in sixth but took the lead by lap seven and had a comfortable lead all the way until an impending storm began to hit “The Big R” on lap 19, ending the race six laps early.

After dominating heat race three, Barney appeared to be in good shape for the feature, but after moisture was added to the track before the feature, the tough 4/10-mile looked like the top groove would place to be; this was indeed the case, but for a change, Barney had no problem getting off his customary low line and hanging it out on the top.

The current PST Canada Point Leader used multiple early-race restarts to leap frog his way to the front.  Barney moved up a single spot on the opening start, then went from 5th to second over the next three laps.  Just before the third caution came out on lap seven, “Racin’ Jason” took the lead and was ready to set sail from there.

With a heavy storm approaching and lightning frequently displayed in the sky, the teams knew it would be a race to halfway.  Just after the crossed flags, Barney reeled in the lapped cars and saw his 2.3 second lead quickly evaporate.

Early race leader Steve Collins, who had earned the outside pole despite doing a 360 spin in heats and having to race back in to a redraw spot, chased down Barney on lap 17, but as they cut through lapped cars, Collins got caught up heading in to tricky turn one and smacked the wall hard, ending his night

Heat one winner Kyle Drum would inherit second, the spot in finished in at Ransomville back in June, but it was Jared Zimbardi, the driver that beat him eight weeks ago, who continued going forward, as he pulled off a slide-job to take second.  Just as Zimbardi took over the runner-up spot, rain began to fall and with heavier precipitation imminent, the race was cautioned and then eventually sent back to the pits where the race was deemed official.

The win was the third for Barney in his career at Ransomville, which is every sprint race he has run there.  His ability to power through the middle of turns one and two on restarts appeared to be the different on the night.  It was his ninth career PST win, the second of the season and, in all likely-hood, the first one he won by running the top lane.

Zimbardi’s return to PST action after the birth of his first daughter last Saturday showed he had no rust to knock off, as he got by his brother-in-law Drum on the final circuit.  Zimbardi and Drum were both solid throughout the night, each winning their heat and fighting off poor redraws to each finish five spots higher than where they started.

Polesitter Scott Just was not only able to finish a sprint race at his hometown track for the first time, he came home in fourth, a career-best for the third-year sprint car driver. Just was pleased with the result but wished he could have been one spot higher to tie his dad, Dave, for his career-best third-place run last week at Woodhull.

Another driver with a career-best 360 finish was Darryl Ruggles, who finish in fifth after scoring his first career Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash win.

Sammy Reakes IV committed to the bottom for most of the race, which was not the preferred groove, but he was able to use the top line late in the race to finish in sixth and put himself in good position to lock up the 2015 PST America Championship next Friday at Black Rock.

Scott Kreutter was among the drivers moving forward late in the race, getting the Hoddick Motorsports No. 49 up to seventh.  Chris Steele drove back up to finish in eighth, while Dave Just and Dane Lorenc rounded out the top 10.

A total of 23 sprints packed the pits on what started off a nice night for racing.  Just after 10:00 P.M. the skies opened up and within minutes it was near-monsoon conditions in Niagara County.

It was a tough night for a host of drivers, including Jake Muench and Pete Richardson, each of whom flipped during the feature.  Both walked away fine but with damaged race cars.  Tyler Graves fought engine issues all night and was unable to turn a lap while Matt Tanner suffered a flat tire on lap 17 after battling up to eighth place.

A-Main (Rain-Shortened to 19 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87*), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Scott Just (54JR), 5. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 6. Sammy Reakes (17), 7. Scott Kreutter (49), 8. Chris Steele (80), 9. Dave Just (54J), 10. Dane Lorenc (00), 11. Jonathan Preston (22x), 12. Jim Porter (22), 13. George Suprick (87), 14. Ryan Susice (27), 15. Josh Azzi (17z), 16. Chad Miller (69k), 17. Dan Bennett (X), 18. Steve Collins (67), 19. Matt Tanner (90), 20. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 21. Pete Richardson (67R), 22. Jake Muench (14), DNS: Tyler Graves (25G).

Lap Leaders- Collins 1-6, Barney 7-19.
Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1894, Drum 1835, Collins 1663, D. Just 1656, S. Just 1654, Suprick 1624, Zimbardi 1569, Hutchinson 1405, Graves 1315, Kreutter 1098.

























360 Series Points
Spet. 13
1. Steve Poirier 1956
2. Jason Barney 1912
3. Paul Kinney 1591
4. Matt Tanner 1570
5. Chuck Hebing  1428
6. Tommy Wickham  1287
7. P. Colagiovanni 1165
8. Shawn Donath  1144
9. Dylan Swiernik 1009
10. Dave Axton     926
Patriot Sprints
Aug. 26
1. S. Reakes IV 2039
2. Kyle Drum 1977
3. Steve Collins 1786
4. Dave Just 1772
5. Scott Just 1758
6. George Suprick 1753
7. Jared Zimbardi 1719
8. Tyler Graves 1433
9. S. Hutchinson Jr. 1405
10. Jake Muench  1153

Aug. 26
1. Jared Zimbardi 835
2. Jason Barney 825
3. Justin Martin 697
4. Chris Jones 611
5. Steve Poirier 577
6. Michael Parent 536
7. Kyle Fraser 535
8. Mitch Brown 522
9. Devin Caron 507
10. Rick Wilson 487
Sept. 12
1. Jeremy Campbell 578
2. Jon Freeman 534
3. Josh Fairbank 452
4. Jake Greider 400
5. Jeff Stasa 389
6. Mitchell Moore 210
7. Forest Sutherland 170
8. Seth Bergman 119
9. Casey Shuman 110
10. Luke Cranston 103

Sept. 10
1. Mitch Brown 1803
2. Glenn Styres 1668
3. Chris Jones 1567
4. Keith Dempster 1485
5. Cory Turner 1435
6. Jamie Turner 1416
7. Ryan Turner 1393
8. Shawn Sliter 1336
9. F. Baranowski 1204
10. Mike Ferrell 1112





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