GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Region Heading to Salina Speedway and 81 Speedway This Weekend
WINDOM, Minn. (May 23, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 NCRA/NSL Region is showcasing a doubleheader in Kansas this weekend.
Salina Speedway in Salina will host its lone region event of the season on Friday before 81 Speedway in Park City welcomes the region back for its fourth time this season on Saturday.
Don Droud Jr. has claimed the past two GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Region main events, including one at 81 Speedway. He is tied with Derek Hagar atop the victory list and his two podium finishes is tied with Hagar and Danny Wood for the most this season.
Hot laps at Salina Speedway are scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and children ages 15 and younger get in free.
Saturday's event at 81 Speedway is slated to kick off with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
Adult tickets are $15 with children ages 6 to 10 only $5. Children 5 and younger get in free.
Patriot Sprint Tour Heads East for Weekend Doubleheader: Albany-Saratoga Speedway & Fonda Speedway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
(Malta, NY) May 23, 2016- The Patriot Sprint Tour will visit the eastern side of New York State this Memorial Day weekend as the A-Verdi Storage Containers & M.E.M. American Tour rolls into the Albany Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY and the Fonda Speedway in Fultonville, NY on May 27 & 28.
This is the first time the series returns to the ‘Great Race Place’ since May of 2009, where Jason Barney scored the victory.
The Fonda Speedway has never hosted a Patriot Sprint Tour sanctioned event at the historic half mile, but with new management under Pete Demitraszek, this will be the first of three visits the series makes to the track of champions this season. The series is also on the race card Saturday August 13, and Saturday, September 24.
Steve Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, QC, is the current point leader in the American Series standings after picking up the win at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park earlier this month on May 7. The series has not raced since due to conflicts with Mother Nature.
Other drivers expecting to be in attendance this weekend are Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi, Pete Richardson and Paulie Colagiovanni.
Grandstand gates at Albany Saratoga Speedway will open at 5:00 with racing starting at 7:00. General admission is $14.00. Also racing on Friday are Big Block and Small Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Limited Sportsman and Street Stocks.
Grandstand gates at the Fonda Speedway will open at 5:30 with racing at 7:30. In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, all Military Veterans will be admitted into the grandstands free. Also on the racing card that night will be Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks and Rookie Sportsman.
Albany Saratoga Speedway
5/8/09 - Jason Barney
First ever visit
Brian Smith thrills huge SOD crowd with Butler finish line pass
Erie, Michigan (May 22, 2016) - Doug Zimmerman led 99.5% of the race, but Fremont, Ohio’s Brian Smith pulled off a dramatic finish line win in the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP WWIII feature at Butler Speedway Saturday night.
The feature got off to a rocky start when Quentin Blonde spun in turn three on the first lap and Brad Lamberson had no place to go and collided with Blonde. Both cars had to be towed off the track and race officials called a fuel-only red flag due to the twenty-lap clean up delay. A second attempt to start the feature didn’t fare much better, but cleanup was quick, and the restart had Doug Zimmerman charge into the lead from the pole position ahead of Bill Jacoby after original pole-starter Quentin Blonde was eliminated in the first lap crash.
Zimmerman, rejoining former car owner Tom Dale this season after taking 2015 off, quickly developed a huge lead and masterfully worked through heavy traffic. With everyone watching Zimmerman’s impressive drive, no one noticed Fremont, Ohio’s Brian Smith, top contender for 2016 SOD RockAuto.com Series Rookie of the Year quietly moving forward to second. A late race caution erased Zimmerman’s huge lead, and Smith, now in second, started pressuring the leader, but in spite of pulling alongside Zimmerman once when Zimmerman bobbled coming out of turn 2 late in the race, Smith couldn’t overtake the leader.
With five laps to go the last caution flew, and on the restart, it looked like Zimmerman’s race long advantage coming off turn two would be enough to hold off Smith. About four car lengths behind Zimmerman going into turn three on the last lap, the large crowd was on its feet as Smith made a seemingly impossible charge high through the corner and outraced Zimmerman to the win by .068 of a second!
The excited crowd was ecstatic when Smith did a “dirt angel” (you know, like a snow angel) on the front straight.
The new Sprints On Dirt spec Hoosier Racing Tire rear tires have produced exciting racing in the first two races, Friday at Hartford and Saturday at Butler, and have received rave reviews from competitors. Not only did the tires perform flawlessly, but Butler winner Smith ran the same set of tires Friday on Hartford’s big track and for his Butler win.
Butler Speedway, May 21 results:
Feature – Brian Smith, Doug Zimmerman, Kyle Locke, Craig Karazim, Ken Mackey, Shelby Bilton, Gregg Dalman, Andy Chehowski, John Gall, Stevie Irwin, Mike Baker, Robert Bulloch, Brett Mann, Bill Jacoby, Linden Jones, Mark Aldrich, Quentin Blonde, Brad Lamberson, MaxStambaugh, Joshua Turner.
MITCH BROWN WINS SOS SEASON OPENER AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY
By Greg Calnan (Saturday, May 21, 2016) – Brighton, Ontario – For the third straight year Mitch Brown started the Southern Ontario Sprints season in victory lane. He led from green to checkers to capture the win over Dain Naida and Rick Wilson at Brighton Speedway.
Brown and Wilson led the 18 car field to the green flag in race one of the 2016 SOS tour. The defending champion jumped to the early lead and distanced himself from the field until a lap ten caution for Kyle Fraser. The White Lake, Ontario native damaged the front end of his car in a frontstetch melee.
The caution allowed Dain Naida to reel in the leader for a chance at the top spot. Brown was strong on the restart though and pulled away quickly from the pack. A second caution on lap 15 for a spin by Dylan Westbrook gave Naida another chance to pass the leader, however he was unable to keep pace when the field went back to green.
Brown drove the final ten laps to perfection and scored his first win of 2016 and seventh career SOS A-Main. The victory was his second in a row with the SOS after claiming the checkers in the 2015 season finale at Merrittville Speedway.
Naida was second while Wilson, Glenn Styres and Ryan Turner completed top five.
The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2016 season on Saturday, June 4th at South Buxton Raceway in Merlin, Ontario and Sunday, June 5th at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2016 SEASON EVENT #1 – SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON
A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (1)
2. 17x Dain Naida (3)
3. 42w Rick Wilson (2)
4. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
5. 91 Ryan Turner (5)
6. 11 Jamie Turner (7)
7. 97 Cory Turner (11)
8. 77x Alex Hill (9)
9. 11J Chris Jones (13)
10. 47x Dylan Westbrook (14)
11. 98 Paul Pekkonen (16)
12. 1-10 Jake Brown (8)
13. 15AW April Wilson (10)
14. 66 Frank Baranowski (15)
15. 15 Mike Ferrell (17)
DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (4)
DNF. 25 Warren Mahoney (12)
DNS Shawn Sliter
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-25)
2016 SOS SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:
Mitch Brown – 1 (Brighton May 21)
Saturday, June 4, 2016: South Buxton Raceway – Merlin ON
Sunday, June 5, 2016: Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne ON
Mark Smith Takes Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Checkers at Outlaw Speedway
By MIKE MALLETT
DUNDEE, NY – Mark Smith has figured out the New York slick track and that could be trouble for the rest of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) campaigners. The Sunbury, Pa., driver has been known for his success on the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Circuit and now he’s starting to make a name for himself in New York as well.
Smith, teaming up with car owner Patrick Vigneault, dominated the 25-lap event on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway. Smith got the lead early and never looked back on his way to his fifth career series win of his career in the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the U.S. main-event. The victory was worth $2,275.
“This is pretty cool,” said Smith after the win. “I’m starting to figure out this dirt. This stuff is so much different than what we are used to. Tonight was a little tackier than normal but it was still slick.”
Shawn Donath opened the race leading the first lap from the outside of the front row. He worked by Larry Kelleher on the top of the speedway to take the lead. Before a second lap could be completed Sammy Reakes IV, Paulie Colagiovanni and Denny Peebles got together causing Peebles to get over on his side. All drivers were okay.
Donath was back in command when action resumed jumping in front while Smith made his move on the restart. In two laps Smith was able to go from fourth after starting eighth up to the runner-up spot on lap four.
Smith was closing on Donath once he got to traffic on lap seven. He stalked Donath waiting for his opportunity to make a move on by. Smith never had to make that move as Donath slowed on lap nine surrendering the lead and bringing out the caution.
“I was waiting on traffic to get him messing up and I was going to take advantage of that, but I didn’t have to,” commented Smith. “Something broke on his car and I hate to see that happen. I would have liked to fight it out with him instead of him breaking.”
From there Smith was in command of the race. He bolted away from the field as Jared Zimbardi and Jason Barney both tried the wrestle the lead away from him. Smith ran the middle groove while his challengers kept trying to work the inner part of the speedway.
Smith got to traffic on lap 15 and he began using whichever lane he had to in order to navigate his way through lapped cars. Whether it was high or low it didn’t seem to be of much difference for Smith as his car was able to make the transition.
“Traffic wasn’t that bad as long they didn’t change lanes every lap and stayed where they are supposed to,” he said. “It wasn’t so bad.”
By lap 20 Smith was solidly out in front in heavy traffic while Zimbardi, Barney and now Steve Poirier were waging a three car battle for the second spot. The three swapped slides jobs while making moves through slower traffic to gain the advantage.
At the checkers it was Smith by a healthy margin with Bradford, Pa., driver Zimbardi taking home the second position. Zimbardi won the last Empire Super Sprint event back in 2014. He was strong throughout but just couldn’t get close enough to muster a challenge on Smith.
“The car was really good again to be able to come from tenth to second,” said Zimbardi. “I think if we could have had some clean air we would have been alright, but that is how it goes sometimes. Black Rock (Outlaw Speedway) has been pretty good to us so we are happy with a second tonight.”
Poirier ended up third after struggling early in the main-event. He found something on the top allowing him to get into the mix near the conclusion of the race battling with Zimbardi and Poirier.
“I was going nowhere at the beginning so I thought it was going to be a long night,” said the six-time champion. “When the car got less fuel in it the car started performing better. I got racing with Jason (Barney) and Jared (Zimbardi) and it was a lot of fun. In the past I didn’t like racing here but that was the most fun I’ve had on a race track.
Barney ended up falling back and finishing in the fourth position with Jonathan Preston, of Romulus, N.Y., having one of his strongest Empire Super Sprint finishes as he completed the top five.
A-Main 25 Laps – Mark Smith, Jared Zimbardi, Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Jonathan Preston, Parker Evans, George Suprick, Bryan Howland, Tommy Wickham, Larry Kelleher, Chad Miller, Paul Kinney, Sammy Reakes IV, Keith Granholm, Dave Axton, Tim Axton, Ryan Kissinger, Matt Tanner, Mike Walter, Pete Richardson, Mike Stelter, Shawn Donath, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tyler Graves, James Hanson, Denny Peebles.
Dollansky, Friedrichsen and Ballenger Record Feature Wins during Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex
Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 20, 2016) - Craig Dollansky dominated the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars portion of the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals on Friday at Jackson Motorplex, where he claimed the $10,000 top prize and the National Sprint League points lead following a strong performance during the season-opening event at the recently renovated facility.
Casey Friedrichsen led all 20 laps to capture the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars feature and Dusty Ballenger led the final seven laps of the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event on an action-packed night at the half-mile oval.
"This track is beautiful," Dollansky said. "Tod Quiring and everyone who has done this hard work to build this facility, it's an honor to be here. That was a fun race. We're a smaller budget team. To come in and perform like that is a testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes."
Dollansky was a man on a mission as he opening the marquee event by setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race and finished second in the dash to earn enough combined points to start the 25-lap main event on the pole.
Dollansky quickly powered into the lead and he maintained the top spot despite two cautions - the first for Aaron Reutzel, who blew a tire while running fifth with 10 laps remaining, and the second for a crash involving Brian Brown and Tim Kaeding, who were competing for 10th place with four laps remaining.
Defending series champion Danny Lasoski took advantage of the late-race restart to pass Ian Madsen for the runner-up position, but Lasoski was unable to close to Dollansky's bumper before the checkered flag was waved.
"Everybody was equaling out and everybody was using their tires up," Lasoski said. "Hats off to what (Quiring has) done here. It's a phenomenal facility and we sure enjoyed racing here."
Madsen held off his brother, Kerry Madsen, to finish on the podium. Bill Balog rounded out the top five.
Bargain Barn Tire Center sponsored the heat races and provided a minimum of $300 to win and at least $50 for everyone who started a heat. Austin McCarl, Kaeding and Tasker Phillips each won a heat race.
Ian Madsen claimed the Weikert's Livestock Dash presented by Midwest Truck Insurance and Transportation Insurance Services. All 10 dash drivers were presented a $100 bonus.
The National Sprint League will make its season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. with qualifying at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets for the event at Knoxville Raceway are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 13 to 19 and free for ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $25.
The Cushion will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the race at http://www.TheCushion.com.
Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars
Friedrichsen led from flag to flag to score the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars, which featured the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region, victory during the season opener at Jackson Motorplex.
"They have a very nice facility here, a good track," he said. "There's not a complaint from us. When you start out front you have to make it count right away. This is our first race of the year. Coming out with a 'W' is a big success for us."
Skylar Prochaska maneuvered from seventh to the second-place finish with Lee Grosz placing third. Kaley Gharst ended fourth and Chris Martin was fifth.
Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars
Ballenger took advantage of a restart on Lap 9 to pounce on the leader, capitalize with a slide job and pull away for the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event triumph.
Ballenger, who started the 15-lap feature sixth, advanced into fourth place on Lap 2. He moved up a spot on the ensuing lap before taking over the runner-up spot on Lap 5. Ballenger maintained that position until the restart provided the opportunity.
"The yellow definitely saved me on that deal," he said. "The 305s are so equal you have to drive them so straight and try not to lose any speed. That was a fun race."
Jesse Lindberg gave Ballenger a battle in the closing laps as the duo were side by side in turn two multiple times. Lindberg finished second with Michael Stien, who led the first eight laps, garnering a third-place result.
Nate Eakin and Brandon Allen rounded out the top five, respectively.
NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE NOTES : Craig Dollansky earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials. … Austin McCarl garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Filtration Performance for winning a heat race. … Tim Kaeding scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race. … Tasker Phillips captured a certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels for winning a heat race. … Davey Heskin was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest starting NSL driver who missed the feature redraw. … Brooke Tatnell picked up a $50 certificate from KSE Racing Products for being the Hard Charger in the A Main. …. Brian Brown was selected for a $100 certificate from Ti22 Performance for the Hard Luck Award.
National Sprint League Sprint Car Series Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 2-Danny Lasoski (5); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (7); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (8); 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (2); 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier (13); 8. 56n-Davey Heskin (11); 9. 19p-Paige Polyak (4); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (16); 11. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (6); 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell (19); 13. 3-Tim Kaeding (17); 14. 7-Kaley Gharst (15); 15. 7w-Tasker Phillips (18); 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska (20); 17. 17a-Austin McCarl (10); 18. 09-Matt Juhl (14); 19. 19l-Rob Caho (23); 20. 19w-Bob Weuve (22); 21. 9-Jared Goerges (25); 22. 21-Brian Brown (8); 23. 16-Travis Whitney (12); 24. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. 25-Dylan Peterson (DNS); 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom (DNS). Laps led: Craig Dollansky 1-25.
UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE TOP 10 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND 2 - 2ks-Craig Dollansky 836; 2. 2-Danny Lasoski 786; 3. 24-Terry McCarl 720; 4. 21-Brian Brown 655; 5. 18-Ian Madsen 642; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey 632; 7. 3-Tim Kaeding 582; 8. 17a-Austin McCarl 578; 9. 17b-Bill Balog 573; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell 555.
GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (1); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 3. 4j-Lee Grosz (6); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (8); 5. 44-Chris Martin (2); 6. 75c-Casey Heser (3); 7. 11x-Gregg Bakker (13); 8. 2h-Bill Boles (9); 9. 2-Derrik Lusk (10); 10. 33-James Broty (14); 11. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (21); 12. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (11); 13. 32-Matt Juhl (17); 14. 42-Kevin Flowers (4); 15. 2k-Kevin Ingle (18); 16. 97-Alan Gilbertson (19); 17. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (16); 18. 29-Brandon Stevenson (15); 19. 1-Dean Brown (20); 20. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (5); 21. 20g-Chris Graf (12); 22. 64-Brandon Bosma (22). Laps led: Casey Friedrichsen 1-20.
IMCA 305 Sprint Cars A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger; 2. 7l-Jesse Lindberg; 3. 4s-Michael Stien; 4. 4sn-Nate Eakin; 5. 05a-Brandon Allen; 6. 11a-Bruce Anderson; 7. 10-Trevor Serbus; 8. 14k-Victoria Knutson; 9. 51a-Elliot Amdahl; 10. 11-Dayln Cody; 11. 51-Corey Kautz; 12. 05-Collin Smith; 13. 5k-Jim Klinghagen; 14. 10s-Gary Serbus; 15. 1aj-Trevor Mell; 16. 33s-Jeremy Schultz; 17. 7d-Dave Becker; 18. 22-Kaleb Johnson. Laps led: Michael Stien 1-8; Dusty Ballenger 9-15.
Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints With Two Events this Weekend at Outlaw and Selinsgrove
By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – The first two-race weekend for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will be held this weekend with a Friday night visit to the Outlaw Speedway and then on Saturday for the annual Mach 1 Chassis Shootout at the Selinsgrove Speedway
The 2016 point season for ESS was suppose to kick off April 22 at Outlaw with the first ever Spring Nationals. With the evening postponed cause of rain, the rescheduling is this Friday with the very same $2,000 to win event.
The next night the cars and stars of the ESS trail will head south to Central Pa. to the famed Selinsgrove Speedway with a $2,000 to win, $400 to start event that will pay out over $14,000 in cash. Both events will pay points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS Championship and the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour.
Steve Poirier started off the the 33rd Anniversary Tour campaign and he will be on hand to see if he can keep the 2016 success to Dundee, NY. Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Dave Axton, Parker Evans, Shawn Donath, Bryan Howland, Mark Smith, Chad Miller, Jeff Cook, Mike Stelter, Sam Reakes IV, James Hanson, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson will also be on hand looking to keep Poirier from victory lane.
Some other drivers looking to be in the field at Outlaw include Robbie Stillwaggon, George Suprick, Jonathan Preston, Keith Granholm, Derrick Juliano, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi, Dan Kuhn, Nick Cooper and others will join in on the fun.
Once again Lane’s Yamaha from nearby Watkins Glen will be sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash event.
At Selinsgrove, track regulars including defending track champ Mark Smith, TJ Stutts, Jason Shultz, Cody Keller, Ryan Kissinger, Coby Womer, Derek Locke, Eric Tomecek, Jim Shuster, Larry Kelleher, Mike Walter and others will be on hand to defend home turf.
Other drivers expected in the field will be New Yorkers Chuck Hebing, Steve Collins, Joe Trenca, Rob Dietrick as well as Davie Franek, Jordan Thomas, Keith Prutzman and more.
Each night will see the Beard Sewer and Drain timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers heats, Lacaillade Masonry B-Main all leading up to the 25 lap A-Main’s paying $2,000 to win.
Port Royal Weikert Memorial URC Sprints Now Paying $3,00 To Win & $250 To Start
Lone Dakota Acres of Stephenville, TX., ups URC ante!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Thanks to Lone Dakota Acres of Stephenville, Texas, the Sunday, May 29 URC sprint car program at Port Royal Speedway as part of Weikert Memorial Weekend will now pay $3,000 to win!
Lone Dakota Acres made the announcement Tuesday afternoon and not only does the winner’s share jump from $2,000 to $3,000, but the amount to take the green flag has been increased as well, bumping to a healthy $250.
The URC 360-sprints will compete in a 25-lap feature complete with qualifying races to set the feature grid. There will be NO time trials for the URC portion of the show.
Now sponsored by Racer’s Used Parts Warehouse, the top three finishing 358-sprint finishers in the URC show will each get a $200 bonus.
The URC sprints will race on May 29 as part of the three-day Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Spectacular at Port Royal, kicking off on Saturday and ending up on Memorial Day evening, May 30.
The 410 sprints will race for $5,000 to win on Saturday, $10,000 to win on Sunday and $5,000 to win on Monday with Sunday’s feature going 35-laps in distance, Saturday going 30 laps and Monday going the standard 25 laps.
Super late models share the Saturday card along with fireworks.
The three-day program for the 410 sprint cars will culminate on Monday evening when the Weikert Champion is crowned based on cumulative points accrued during the three-day event.
The weekend event is being run in honor of one of the greatest sprint car owners ever to be known across the nation and around the world, Mr. Bob Weikert of Fairfield.
And after the dust settles, the three-day Weikert Memorial Champion will be crowned and a five-position point fund worth nearly $9,000 will be paid out with the title holder himself going home with $3,000.
In the event of only two events being completed due to weather, a two-day point fund worth more than $6,000 will be distributed.
All three events have a posted $200 Hard Charger Award up for grabs with the Saturday and Sunday Hard Charger earning a guaranteed starting spot in the following days main event.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS: 2016 SEASON STARTS SATURDAY!
By Tommy Goudge (May 17, 2016) - London, Ontario - The 21st season of Southern Ontario Sprints series racing begins this Saturday, May 21 when the tour heads to Brighton Speedway.
NOCO Fuels, Mix 97, and Sanderson Tire & Automotive present the first of 6 scheduled SOS visits this season to the 1/3 mile oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The SOS tour has raced at Brighton 96 times since 1997, with Rick Wilson’s 22 wins topping the all-time list at the Northumberland County track. Glenn Styres scored 2 Brighton wins last season, while Cory Turner, Charlie Sandercock, Rick Wilson, and Mitch Brown also claimed wins at Brighton in 2015.
Mitch Brown claimed his first SOS championship last season, with 5-time SOS champion Glenn Styres and 2013 SOS champion Chris Jones finishing 2nd and 3rd in the 2015 championship standings, respectively.
Southern Ontario Sprints 2016 Season Round #1
775 County Rd 64
Brighton ON K0K 1H0
Phone: 866 681-1102 (toll free) or 613 475-1102 (local)
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Racing begins @ 7:00pm
About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by www.ImageFactor.ca, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and www.OntarioOvalONDirt.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints – www.Twitter.com/SOSsprints
ALL-TIME SOS FEATURE WINS: BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY
Rick Wilson – 22
Glenn Styres – 15
Keith Dempster – 8
Chris Jones – 5
Jamie Collard – 4
Joel Lehman – 4
Mitch Brown – 4
Cody Geldart – 3
Dain Naida – 3
Kyle Wilson – 3
Ryan Hunsinger – 3
Warren Mahoney – 3
Adam West – 2
Joe Middlemiss – 2
Mike Stelter – 2
Ryan Coniam – 2
Bill Henderson – 1
Billy Krull – 1
Charlie Sandercock – 1
Cory Turner – 1
Dick Mahoney – 1
John Brutcher – 1
Kevin Job – 1
Kyle Patrick – 1
Mike Galadja – 1
Mike Ling – 1
Tim Phillips – 1
THE 2016 SEASON STARTS THIS FRIDAY AT OHSWEKEN
by Tommy Goudge (May 16, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - It's finally here; Ohsweken Speedway's 21st annual Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance will take the green flag this Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm!
Large fields are expected this season in all of the regular Friday night divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
Glenn Styres enters the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car season opener ready to defend his 2014 and 2015 track championships. He will have stiff competition for this year's championship, with Mitch Brown, Todd Hoddick, Derek Jonathan, Jamie Turner, Jim Huppunen, Chris Steele, Dave Dykstra, Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, and Tyler Hendricks all set to return. Rookie of the Year candidates in the 360 Sprint Car division include Barry Beck, Jr., Steve Lyons, Dylan Westbrook, and Jake Brown
2015 Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car champ Dylan Westbrook and runner-up Jake Brown have moved to 360's this season, but 2014 champ Ryan Hunsinger has a new ride, and he's ready to go for another title. He'll face competition from returnees like Mark Czuba, Josh Shantz, Mack DeMan, Aaron Turkey, Mike Thorne, Brad Herron, and Holly Porter. Rookie of the Year contenders will include Mike Bell, Alex Schuts, Hannah Ferrell, Corey Gruhl, Jerry Hill, Shone Evans, Jesse McDonald, and Jerry Hill.
Dave Bailey served notice that he's back to defend the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock championship by setting a new track record in the Test & Tune session last Friday. Repeating won't be easy for Bailey as a long list of challengers will be going for the title, including Wyatt Van Wart, Jim Lampman, Dereck Lemyre, Chris Dickie, Ryan Dinning, Karl Sault, and Ryan Dinning. The Rookie of the Year class includes Trevor Somers, Mike Ferguson, Jason Lungaro, and Travis Torelli.
Brandon Janssens' 2015 HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship wasn't secured until the final lap last season, and things aren't likely to get any easier this season. Championship runner-up Jason Lungaro has moved to Thunder Stocks, but many strong contenders remain for Janssens, including Chris Ryckman, Mark Bazuin, Jon Janssens, Doug Erskine, Jason Dixon, and Tim Deboer. A large contingent of drivers are eligible for Rookie of the Year, including three-time Bomber champ Dusty Deboer.
Several feature-winning drivers in the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division are moving to Mini Stocks - including three-time champ Dusty DeBoer - leaving the championship chase wide open this year. Close to half the field on a given night could be made up of Rookie of the Year contenders, as a large group of drivers will be competing in the Bomber division for the first time this season.
No Panic: Davie Franek Keeps Hot Streak Rolling At Georgetown Speedway Sunday, Earns $2,000 URC Sprint Victory
GEORGETOWN, DE – Davie Franek kept his hot streak alive on Sunday evening at Georgetown Speedway.
Franek, the current United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Car point leader, romped to his third victory of the early season, dominating the 25-lap A-Main at the historic half-mile track. The Wantage, N.J., driver earned $2,000 for his efforts at the B&G Auto Body sponsored program.
Racing had been scheduled for Friday night at Georgetown. However, the event was postponed to Sunday due to rain and thunderstorms on the original date. Despite, the late addition of a rain date, a healthy crowd and robust field of competitors migrated to the Sussex County track for the event.
For Franek, the win was emotional. He dedicated the effort to late crew member and friend Guy Howie, who recently passed away. Howie had a long history with URC and most recently supported Franek’s efforts.
“This one is for Guy,” Franek said in Victory Lane.
Robbie Stillwaggon led the potent URC field to green, but it was Franek, who started second after a post-qualifying invert of nine cars, darting into the lead at the outset.
During a stretch of green-flag racing in the event’s first half, Franek and Stillwaggon dashed through slower traffic masterfully.
Franek’s most formidable challenge occurred on a lap-17 restart. Stillwaggon pulled even with the leader, racing side-by-side through turns one and two and down the backstretch. A second caution, however, prompted a single-file restart.
“It was hard racing there with Robbie,” Franek said. “We might have made a little contact out of (turn) two.”
Stillwaggon, of Burlington, N.J., finished second, followed by Central PA invader Jason Shultz, Josh Weller of Mertztown, Pa., up from eighth, and Troy Betts of Newark, Del.
Heat winners for the 22 assembled URC Sprint Cars were Mike Haggenbottom, Weller and Brad Franks.
Donald Lingo won the 8-lap Dash for Super Late Models over Andrew Mullins. Lingo earned a guaranteed starting position in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series ‘First State 40’ on June 2 as a result of the triumph. Seven Super Late Models took practice laps during Sunday’s program.
Milford, Del., driver Jeremy Harrington earned a $600 victory in the 20-lap Crate 602 Sportsman main. Harrington started from the pole via a redraw of top qualifiers and led from start-to-finish, fending off the relentless challenges of Scott Hitchens. Harrington is a winner at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway this season.
Hitchens finished second, followed by Westley Smith, 10th-starter Brett Ballard and Jordn Justice, up from 14th on the grid.
GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY MAY 15, 2016 RACE SUMMARY
United Racing Cub (URC) 360 Sprint Car Feature Finish (25 laps): DAVIE FRANEK, Robbie Stillwaggon, Jason Shultz, Josh Weller, Troy Betts, Curt Michael, Ed Aikin, Kevin Darling, Mike Haggenbottom, Jimmy Stitzel, Brett Michalski, Adam Carberry, Brett Shearer, J.R. Berry, Cody Jourdan, Jason Cherry, Randy West, Ryan Stillwaggon, Brad Franks, Scott Baker.
Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (20 laps): JEREMY HARRINGTON, Scott Hitchens, Westley Smith, Brett Ballard, Jordn Justice, Carson Wright, Dylan Betts, Jason Rush, Duane Rust, Ryan Mortimer, Jeff Marker, Trent Van Vorst, Trevor Collins, Adam White, Pete Visconti, Gary Langenstein, Frank Holmes, Devin Dodson, Kevin Sockriter, Brian Hitz, Matt Smith, Freddy Massey, Dillon Steuer.
Sprints On Dirt at Crystal canceled, rescheduled for July 30
Erie, MI (May 14, 2016) – Over 1″ of rain during the night made Crystal Motor Speedway unraceable for the second attempt at getting the first race Sprints On Dirt's MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge in. However, never one to give up, Crystal Motor Speedway promoter Ron Flinn has rescheduled the event for July 30th.
A much anticipated stop for SOD every year, Crystal Motor speedway has been on SOD’s schedule since SOD’s first season in 1980. Although a long-time tradition of running the first race of the SOD season has come to an end, SOD competitors will not lose a race at one of their favorite tracks.
Jr. Stewart celebrate Limaland Anniversary with win
The NRA Sprint Invaders would kick off feature action with JR Stewart and #22R Kevin Roberts JR leading the field to green. #30 Hud Horton would charge to the early lead, and would hold it throughout the first half of the 25 lap affair. #17 Jared Horstman would begin his charge immediately, moving up from his 10th place start to battle for 5th in the first 2 laps. Caution would wave for #6Sean Hosey, and #15 Brandon Ferguson on lap 8, as the 2 would tangle and come to a stop in turn 2. Both cars would be finished for the night.
On the restart, Stewart would start his bid for the lead, battling side by side with Horton before grabbing the lead for good on lap 14. A yellow flag for #49 Shawn Dancer, and #35 Ronnie Blair spinning in turn 4 would bunch the field back up on lap 23 for one final restart. Stewart would hold on over Horstman, Horton, #5M Max Stambaugh, and #11 Tim Allison.
Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/13/2016
NRA Sprints A-Main (25 Laps) 1. Jr. Stewart; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 30-Hud Horton; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 23-Devon Dobie; 7. 2-Kyle Sauder; 8. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 9. 28-Phil Gressman; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap; 12. OO-Dane Lorenc; 13. 35R-Ron Blair; 14. 12-Nick Roberts; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer; 16. 6-Sean Hosey; 17. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 18. 5W-Jeff Williams; 19. 16-Jerrod Wilson
Rain & Thunderstorms Postpone Friday Racing At Georgetown Speedway To THIS SUNDAY, MAY 15
United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars Headline Program At $2,000 To Win, $300 To Start
GEORGETOWN, DE – Rain and thunderstorms have prompted the postponement of Friday’s program at Georgetown Speedway to THIS SUNDAY, May 15.
The show in its entirety has been moved back to SUNDAY with gates opening at 3 p.m.
The event will be headlined by the lightning-fast United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars in a 25-lap event offering $2,000 to win and $300 to take the green flag thanks to B&G Auto Body.
Also on the card: Crate 602 Sportsman ($600 to win, $100 to win, open draw for position), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers, Little Lincolns and open practice/Dash for Super Late Models in preparation for the upcoming Ultimate Super Late Model Series ‘First State 40’ on Thursday, June 2.
Pit and grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $15. Seniors (65 and over) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $12. Kids 9-12 are $8. Children under eight are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $30.
Racing at the half-mile returns for the first time since the Deron Rust Memorial small-block Modified program run on March 25.
Empire Super Sprints Back at it this Satruday at Can-Am
By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – After a very successful opening night where 32 sprints filled the pits at the Fulton Speedway, the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) Tour is back in full gear with the first of three events at the Tiger Chapman promoted Can-Am Motorsports Park. The winner of the 25 lap A-Main will take home a cool $2,000.
Defending champion Steve Poirier picked up where he left off by taking the win at Fulton. He will be in the field at Can-Am but the list of sprints that are expected will give the Quebec star all he can handle.
Drivers such as Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Chuck Hebing, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Jeff Cook, Shawn Donath, Parker Evans, Sammy Reakes, Chad Miller, Mike Stelter, Dave Axton, Denny Peebles, James Hanson, Chris Jones, Zach Weigand, Keith Granholm, Tim Axton, Brandon Kidd, Paul Pekkonen, Kory Gurney and others should be on hand for an exciting night.
The winged warriors will be back at Can-Am on Friday, July 1 as a part of CNY Speedweek and also on Saturday, Sept. 10 for a special 9/11 tribute show.
URSS Rebels Ready to Resume The Season at Wakeeney Speedway
The 2016 United Rebel Sprint Series will make their third appearance at the lightning fast 3/8s Wakeeney Speedway Sunday night. Both previous races there produced some of the closest racing in the URSS history as Promoter John LaShell and his staff gave the racers a fast multi groove race track both nights which has produced the exciting side by side racing the URSS Series has been known for.
In the first appearance for the lead between a pair of Quinter, Kansas racers Zach Blurton and C.J. Johnson with Blurton holding off Johnson to take his first win of the 2016 season. The second race Liberal's Steven Richardson held off a hard charging Ness City's Luke Cranston to take his first feature victory of the 2016 season. Richardson also was the winner of the "Cash Dash" for the evenings racing action.
After suffering its second rain out of the young season at RPM Speedway last month, the Rebels will be anxious to return to the clay once again. With the DCRP Sprint Series having a three week break in their program look for several of the competitors to make the short pull to Wakeeney. With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend double header at the 3/8's mile oval it will give them a chance to hone their setups this weekend.
Grandstands will open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 6:30 pm.
Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be Stocks, Hobbies, Sport Compacts and the Crazy Cruisers.
Colorado Alliance Tour Sprint Car Series Opens Up 2016 This Weekend With Doubleheader
By Ben Deatherage
Lamar, Colorado- For Sprint Car fans of the Centennial State of Colorado get ready to see some of the best drivers in the Rocky Mountain area duel it out for not one but two nights of racing this Friday and Saturday. The 2016 season finally will get started for the Colorado Alliance Tour (CAT) Sprint Car Series presented by BST Promotions.
The whole weekend kicks off at Lamar Speedway on Friday May 13th. Racing is scheduled to get underway around 7:30 PM just in time for folks to get off of work to make it to the track. Tickets are Adults $12.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and 5 or Under is FREE. For more information log on to www.lamarspeedway.com.
Saturday, May 14th, will have the second night off competition in the doubleheader at Calhan’s El Paso County Speedway. Racing starts at 6:00 PM and tickets are Adults $12.00, Seniors (65+)/Military (with ID) $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and 5 or Under FREE.
Danny Faria Jr. looking for another Hollywood ending at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday
By Gary Thomas
Tulare, CA – May 11, 2016…The USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series is set to make its third appearance of the 2016 season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday. One year ago Tipton’s Danny Faria Jr. scored one of the most emotional wins in recent memory when he claimed the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial for the first time in his career.
The man simply known as “Hollywood” had tried for years & years to win the event in memory of his fallen brothers and finally checked it off last season. Faria Jr. will be in action this Saturday looking to go back-to-back at Thunderbowl Raceway.
“It was such a special feeling to finally win this race for my brothers last season,” he commented. “I will definitely be trying my hardest on Saturday to do it again. I hope everyone comes out to pack the stands this weekend because it’s going to be good.”
The first two USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series events in Tulare have been picked off by Stockton driver DJ Johnson, who will be gunning to go three-for-three this weekend. Johnson leads the point standings going into Saturday over Brody Roa, brothers Jace & Richard Vander Weerd and Trey Marcham in the top-five.
Also on hand Saturday will be the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Western RaceSaver Sprints & the IMCA All Star Modified Tour. DJ Netto will be back to defend his KWS Faria Memorial win from last season. He’ll be joined by a number of the top Winged Sprint Car drivers in the Western United States, including Kyle Hirst & Bud Kaeding, who have captured the first two King of the West events respectively. Hirst was the 2014 Faria Memorial winner, while Kaeding claimed last year’s Trophy Cup.
The Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars have made two appearances at Thunderbowl Raceway this season and have seen both captured by Visalia’s Blake Robertson. The event will also be the debut of the new IMCA All Star Modified Tour, which is held under the Prentice Motorsports Group banner, the same sanctioning body that promotes the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. A healthy car count is expected for the modifieds on Saturday night, with the A-main paying $1000-to-win.
Reserved grandstand seats for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday cost $20 with general admission bleacher tickets $18. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The ticket booth & will call at the track will open at 1:30pm. The front gate will open at 4pm. With four divisions running the pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm sharp.
Tickets continue to be on sale for the remaining events this season, including the 23rd annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup on October 20, 21 & 22.
Patriot Sprint Tours heads to Woodhull Raceway this weekend
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
Woodhull, NY--The Patriot Sprint Tour is geared up for another exciting weekend of racing as the series heads to New York’s Toughest Bull Ring on Saturday, May 14.
This will be the first of the two visits the tour will be making at the Steuben County Facility and the 16th overall time in PST history.
Chuck Hebing has been dominant at the 1/3-mile paperclip oval, winning six times. Other notable winners are Bryan Howland, Justin Barger, and Bobby Breen.
Joining these drivers will be Jared Zimbardi, Steve Collins, Kyle Drum, and George Suprick.
General Admission for this Saturdays show is $18.00. Gates open at 4:30 and racing starts at 6:30. Small Block Modified’s, Crate Sportsman, 360 Late Models, Street Stocks, and Four Cylinders will be part of the evening racing card.
9/1/07 - Chuck Hebing
5/24/08 - Chuck Hebing
5/30/09 - Bobby Breen
7/31/10 - Chuck Hebing
7/31/10 - Dan Shetler
5/21/11 - Chuck Hebing
7/30/11 - Bryan Howland
5/19/12 - Chuck Hebing
7/21/12 - Justin Barger
5/11/13 - Bryan Howland
8/17/13 - Justin Barger
5/10/14 - Chuck Hebing
7/26/14 - Chuck Hebing
5/9/15 - Bryan Howland
7/25/15 - Justin Barger
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series Adds $7,500-to-Win Doubleheader in Montana
WINDOM, Minn. (May 9, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series has added another marquee weekend to the 2016 schedule.
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Big Horn Region has shifted its originally scheduled doubleheader at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., back one week to July 15-16 and made it a $7,500-to-win, $500-to-start GoMuddy.com NSL 360 National Series event.
"We really like what the NSL is doing and wanted to offer another big weekend for the drivers and fans," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Big Horn Region Competition Director Mike Quiqley said. "I think the NSL is the future of 360 sprint car racing and we're pleased to showcase two national events this season."
Billings Motorsports Park will also hold a GoMuddy.com NSL 360 National Series event paying $7,500 to win on Sept. 9-10.
"We're excited to have another weekend in Montana," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series National Director Tommie Estes Jr. said. "It's great any time we can add another national event to provide the drivers an additional opportunity to race for good money."
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Big Horn Region kicks off its season on May 20-21 with a doubleheader at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region Headed to Tri-City Speedway and Callaway Raceway This Weekend
WINDOM, Minn. (May 9, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Show-Me Region returns to action this weekend with a pair of $2,000-to-win events.
The competition begins on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., before shifting to Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., on Saturday. Both tracks will be hosting the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region for the first time and both have added additional money to the purse throughout the middle of the field.
"We're excited to head to Tri-City Speedway and Callaway Raceway this weekend and we're thrilled that both tracks decided to give the region an opportunity," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region Competition Director Jerry Jenkins said. "We are continuing to grow the region and we look forward to two great nights of racing that will showcase the NSL brand to the fans in those areas of the country."
The region has one race in the books as Sammy Swindell outlasted Danny Lasoski to claim the first-ever GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region event, which was co-sanctioned with the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 National Series, last month.
This weekend's racing gets underway on Friday at Tri-City Speedway with the pit gates opening at 3 p.m. and front gates at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. with racing to follow.
Adult general admission tickets are $20 with children ages 12 and younger free. Pit passes are $35. Also, Tri-City Speedway offers free dry camping and free parking.
Saturday's action is set to begin at Callaway Raceway with the front gates opening at 5 p.m. and hot laps at 6:30 p.m.
Adult tickets are $15 with children ages 7 to 12 only $5. Children ages 6 and younger get in free.
Ocean Sprints eager to hit the track for round three with favorable forecast this Friday May 13 at Ocean Speedway
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – May 9, 2016…After another early season rainout last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are set to give round three another try this Friday, as the weather gods look to be working in our favor this time around.
The crowd last time out witnessed the youngest winner in the 10-year history of the Ocean Sprints when young Buddy Kofoid scored his first career victory. The 14-year-old from Penngrove was able to get around two-time track champion Shane Golobic for the win, during what was his second ever start at the track. Kofoid will return this Friday looking to duplicate that performance and is gunning for Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 with the Ocean Sprints.
Golobic’s runner up two weeks ago came after taking home opening night honors back on April 15. The Fremont driver is also coming off a sixth place finish at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial in Chico with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. Salinas, CA competitor Jason Chisum is fresh off one of the finest runs of his Ocean Sprints career. After starting in row five Chisum moved forward to score a third place finish last time out, earning the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award.
Fresno’s Kyler Shaw and Oakdale’s Shawn Conde are also heading into this Friday after solid outings two weeks ago. Shaw set fast time, won his heat race and ran fourth in the feature, while Conde rounded out the top-five in the main event. It was just the second time Conde had ever competed with the Ocean Sprints.
Reigning Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Justin Sanders will return to action this Friday after missing the previous event. The 23-year-old competed two weeks ago at Silver Dollar Speedway both nights and capped it with a fourth place during the Bradway Memorial with KWS. Easton’s Tommy Tarlton looked strong at the last event and will be gunning to break his way into victory lane this weekend. The two-time track champ showed lots of speed and will be a favorite on Friday.
More drivers expected this Friday night will include Stockton’s Brad Furr, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor & Craig Frandsen, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Fresno’s Anthony Simone and others.
Weekly award winners from round two included: Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time: Kyler Shaw, High Five Pizza Hard Charger: Jason Chisum, Beer Optics Hard Luck: Kurt Nelson
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. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, American Stocks, 4-Bangers and the second Police-N-Pursuit of the season.
Steve Poirier wins PST American Series Opener at Canandaigua Motorsports Park
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
(Canandaigua, NY) Steve Poirier made the trip all the way down from Quebec to the Ontario Fairgrounds Facility to pick up his now 14th career win under the Patriot Sprint Tour banner, and his second at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
Poirier used a lap 9 restart to gain momentum on Bryan Howland to eventually take the lead on lap 11 where he then never looked back.
“I thought I was going to need the lap traffic to get by Bryan (Howland), but my car was so good in the middle so I am pretty happy because tonight we were able to try some different things with the car and it worked out” commented Poirier in victory lane.
“We were supposed to be limiting our racing program this year but with three starts and already two wins, it is difficult to do that.”
The field was ignited by Dane Lorenc and Chuck Hebing, who was racing for the first time in 2016 after recovering from a shoulder injury that was suffered during the off season. Hebing wasted no time on the first lap jumping out to the early race lead but a caution that involved Josh Azzi and Pete Richardson on turn three brought the field to a complete stop as Richardson was put on his side.
Hebing then had another superb restart but as the field entered the back stretch, Hebing was all of a sudden off the pace which left Bryan Howland as the new race leader on lap two.
Seven more laps then ticked away for race leader Howland where lap traffic then went into effect and Poirier was able get underneath Howland to take the lead as another yellow was displayed on the speedway which still gave Howland the lead on the restart.
After a lap nine restart, Poirier was finally able to get by Howland as he pulled even terms with him heading down the back stretch and the drivers exited turn four Poirier would have the advantage.
Poirier would go on to lead the remaining 14 laps but not without pressure from both Howland and third place finisher, Jason Barney. Jared Zimbardi battled Dane Lorenc for the fourth position for the majority of the race as they would both complete the top five.
The Patriot Sprint Tour will set its attention to another two-day weekend show this coming weekend the series heads to the brand new Outlaw Speedway on Friday, May 13, and the Woodhull Raceway on Saturday May 14.
A-Main- STEVE POIRIER, Bryan Howland, Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi, Dane Lorenc, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Habeck, Steve Doell, Jeff Cook, Mitch Brown, Mike Stelter, Cory Turner, Joe Trenca, Sammy Reakes IV, Josh Azzi, Darryl Ruggles, Alex Hill, Kyle Drum, Dave Just, Scott Just, Tyler Graves, Chuck Hebing, Pete Richardson
Lap Leaders- Chuck Hebing 1-2, Bryan Howland 3-10, Steve Poirier 11-25
Droud Dominate in Dodge City NCRA/NSL Appearance!
Dodge City, Kansas – May 7, 2016 - Current series point leader Don Droud, Jr. grabbed the lead at the start and never looked back in claiming his second National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360-ci sprint car feature win in a row Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.
Defending series champion C.J. Johnson and Droud started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Droud, aboard the Ochs Brothers #1x, taking the lead entering turns one and two. That was all that was needed ad he would lead all twenty laps to win his second straight tour victory and the seventh different NCRA sprint car winner in the last seven events held at DCRP.
Johnson held off Jeremy Campbell to finish second while fourth starting Tony Bruce, Jr. brought the Danny King #88 sprinter home fourth. J.D. Johnson rounded out the top five.
The two, eight lap heat races for the fourteen car field were won by C.J. Johnson and Droud.
The next event for the NCRA/NSL 360-ci sprinters will be a Memorial Day weekend, kicking off on Friday night, May 27, at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas before heading back to 81 Speedway in Park City for the tracks third series event for the 2016 race season.
A Featutre: 1. Don Droud, Jr., 2. C.J. Johnson, 3. Jeremy Campbell, 4. Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. J.D. Johnson, 6. Forrest Sutherland, 7. Taylor Velasquez, 8. Ray Seemann, 9. Jon Freeman, 10. Tyler Knight, 11. Jeff Stasa, 12. Josh Fairbank. DNS: Luke Cranston, Tracey Hill.
House of Horrors No More: Van Dam Wins at Skagit Speedway
Alger, WA – Henry Van Dam has experienced nothing but bad luck over the years at Skagit Speedway. Whether it was “one of them racing deals” or random mechanical failure, the 62 year old 3/10 mile clay oval is a place where the Enumclaw WA based driver has never had much success. On Saturday night, Van Dam finally conquered his personal House of Horrors by going wire to wire at Skagit Speedway over the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series for a $2,000 win.
The most dry slick surface Skagit Speedway has seen in years provided great racing and plenty of excitement as Van Dam sat outside row one with Steve Parker following the top eight redraw. Henry made use of his starting spot, driving into the early lead on the high side of the track. With room on the bottom to pass slower traffic, Henry began weaving in, our, around and through the slower cars when a caution flew on lap 10 for Luke Didiuk, Reece Goetz and Jake Helsel. On the restart, Jason Solwold put a slider on Eric Fisher out of turn four to take second spot and began his attempts at catching Henry. Lap 15 saw a red for a flipping Michael Bollinger, which would lead to an open red as cleanup crews went to work. Van Dam was just as strong after the open red, stretching his advantage again until a red with seven laps left after third place running Fisher and Colton Heath made contact, resulting in Fisher upside down. On the subsequent restart, Van Dam again escaped from Solwold and kept enough distance between the two to take the $2,000 top prize. Solwold closed to within three car lengths at the final flag but settled for second after starting eighth with Heath coming home third. Skylar Gee, Lance Sargent, Cam Smith and Tayler Malsam were heat winners. Solwold set quick time. Steve Reeves won the B Main.
The Northwest Focus Midget Series brought 28 cars to Skagit Speedway and the drivers put on a thrilling show for the fans with great racing in both the front, middle and back of the pack. 21 cars started the A Main and when it was all said and done, defending Skagit Speedway and Northwest Focus Midget Series Champion Tristin Thomas took home the win after passing Chance Crum for the lead on lap five. Thomas was all by himself like the chess club president on prom night at the front of the field, while racing behind him was fast and furious. Nick Evans, Eric Turner and Garrett Thomas clashed for the runner up spot, With Evans finally taking it for good while Turner took third after advancing nine positions on the field. The B Feature had the crowd on their feet as well, with Shane Biles making a late race pass of Al Goldie to get the win and Michael Hodel coming from nearly dead last to get Goldie for second. Heat race winners were Michael Millard, Ryan Cully, Tristin Thomas and Garrett Thomas.
Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series
A Main – Henry Van Dam, Solwold, Heath, Youngquist, Hickle, Hamilton, Gee, Parker, Smith, Malsam, Vague, Ridge, James, Sargent, Ashe, Reeves, Helsel, Jacobson, Fisher, Bollinger, Didiuk, Goetz
Lap Leaders – Van Dam 1-25
Northwest Focus Midget Series A Main – Tristin Thomas, Evans, Turner, G Thomas, Crum, Brown, Millard, Cox, Gundersen, Cully, Vollbrecht, M Hodel, Holmwood, Angel, Walker, Goldie, Holm, Biles, Vaughn, Lindquist, Davison
Crawley Earns GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Triumph at I-30 Speedway
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 7, 2016) - Tim Crawley pocketed his second straight GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region victory on Saturday at I-30 Speedway.
Crawley took advantage of his starting position from the pole for the 25-lap main event to score the triumph at the quarter-mile oval.
A.G. Rains charged from 12th to earn the runner-up result. Andy McElhannon recorded a third-place result with Howard Moore fourth and Terry Gray fifth.
Ernie Ainsworth, Justin Sturch, 15th starting Charlie Loudon, Cody Gardner and 18th starting Dalton Davis rounded out the top 10, respectively.
Jeremy Middleton, who won the B Main and then placed 13th in the feature, received a $100 bonus from KDN Promotions as the NSL eligible Hard Charger Award winner.
McElhannon, Moore and Dakota Gaines each won a heat race to start the night.
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region returns to action on June 11 at I-30 Speedway.
A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley (1); 2. 3-A.G. Rains (12); 3. 42-Andy McElhannon (2); 4. 40-Howard Moore (3); 5. 10-Terry Gray (5); 6. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (8); 7. 9-Justin Sturch (9); 8. X-Charlie Loudon (15); 9. 2g-Cody Gardner (7); 10. 12d-Dalton Davis (18); 11. 17-Mike Pack (19); 12. 5r-Jerod Roller (11); 13. 15j-Jeremy Middleton (16); 14. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (14); 15. 32x-Robert Richardson (20); 16. 12t-Joe Young (10); 17. 8z-Zach Pringle (17); 18. 31g-Johnny Gardner (6); 19. D6-Dakota Gaines (4); 20. 43-Matthew Bauldwin (13).
Droud Jr. Garners Second Straight GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Region Triumph
DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 7, 2016) - Don Droud Jr. returned to Victory Lane on Saturday during the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 NCRA/NSL Region's first-ever visit to Dodge City Raceway Park.
Droud Jr., who claimed the most recent GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Region event last month, won a heat race to open Saturday night before he capitalized on a front row starting position to capture the main event, which was shortened to 20 laps because of incoming inclement weather.
C.J. Johnson, who also scored a heat race win, finished second with Jeremy Campbell, Tony Bruce Jr. and J.D. Johnson rounding out the top five, respectively.
Forrest Sutherland placed sixth, Taylor Velasquez seventh, Raymond Seemann eighth, Jon Freeman ninth and Tyler Knight was 10th.
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Region returns to action on May 27 at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan.
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (2); 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson (1); 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (3); 4. 88-Tony Bruce Jr. (4); 5. 98-J.D. Johnson (6); 6. 85-Forrest Sutherland (8); 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (9); 8. 72-Raymond Seemann (7); 9. 81-Jon Freeman (10); 10. 11k-Tyler Knight (11); 11. 91-Jeff Stasa (13); 12. 51-Josh Fairbank (5); 13. 20-Luke Cranston (DNS); 14. 28-Tracey Hill (DNS).
Bickett Victorious with GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region at Rapid Speedway
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (May 6, 2016) - Ryan Bickett registered his first career GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region feature victory on Friday at Rapid Speedway.
Bickett took the lead from polesitter Chris Martin, who led the first four laps, on Lap 5 and he never looked back en route to the triumph.
However, Lee Grosz, who won the inaugural GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region event last month, made it interesting in the closing laps. Grosz used traffic to close within several car lengths of Bickett in the final laps before he ended second.
Martin rounded out the podium with Tommy Barber placing fourth and Kevin Flowers fifth.
Dylan Peterson, who started the feature 17th, rallied for a sixth-place result and the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. Justin Jacobsma was seventh, Jordan Martens eighth, Troy Manteufel ninth and Bill Boles 10th.
Martin, Barber and Grosz each won a heat race to open the night.
The next GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region race is scheduled for May 20 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ryan Bickett; 2. Lee Grosz; 3. Chris Martin; 4. Tommy Barber; 5. Kevin Flowers; 6. Dylan Peterson; 7. Justin Jacobsma; 8. Jordan Martens; 9. Troy Manteufel; 10. Bill Boles; 11. Brandon Stevenson; 12. Jordan Opdahl; 13. Jordan Nordstrom; 14. Elliot Amdahl; 15. Matt Ziebarth; 16. Dusty Ballenger; 17. Jody Rosenboom; 18. Isaac Schreurs.
Patriot Sprint Tour heads to the Finger Lakes Region for two American Series Shows this weekend
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
(Dundee, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State this weekend hitting tracks at the newly named Outlaw Speedway (formerly called Black Rock) in Dundee, New York, on Friday May 6 and Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday, May 7 with both shows paying $2,000 to win.
This will be the first of many appearances the Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to the highly renovated Outlaw Speedway facility now owned by Tyler Siri. The Series will be returning to the Dundee Oval on Friday August 5, and then on Friday, September 23 for the first annual Outlaw Fall Nationals with that show paying $5,000 to the winner.
Outlaw Speedway has hosted more Patriot Sprint Tour sanctioned shows than any other race track in series history. This Friday will be the series’ 40th visit to the historic 4/10th mile D-Shaped Oval in Yates County. Jared Zimbardi will be heading into this weekend with a lot of momentum after winning both PST events a season ago.
Saturday, May 7, however will be the only time you will find the series at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park this season. This will be the 14th time the series will be visiting the “Land of Legends” dating back to July of 2003. After a five-year hiatus, this will be the second consecutive season the series will be returning to the big half mile. The most recent winner was Chuck Hebing previously on May 2, 2015, and has won at the speedway a total of five times under the PST Banner.
Grandstand Gates will be opening up at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. at both speedways this weekend. Both shows are also priced at $20.00 for the general admission.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region Returns to Rapid Speedway on Friday
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (May 2, 2016) - GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region racing returns to Rapid Speedway this Friday for the second time in the last three weeks.
Jody Rosenboom led the first 20 laps before mechanical problems allowed Lee Grosz to take over the top spot for the final five laps to claim the inaugural GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region event at the 3/8-mile oval in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on April 22.
"There was certainly some excitement during our opener at Rapid Speedway a couple of weeks ago," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region Competition Director Chuck Zitterich said. "I would anticipate another good race this Friday at Rapid."
Hot lapping is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 14 and free for children 6 and younger. Pit passes are $25.
Following Friday's event the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region will host nine of its next 10 events at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., which is the home of the National Sprint League.
NCRA Sprints Back in Action This Saturday Night in Dodge City
Park City, Kansas – May 2, 2016 - Current National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car point leader Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska leads the series to their first appearance of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas this coming Saturday night in a combined event with the gomuddy.com NSL 360-ci sprint series.
Droud, driving the famed Ochs Brothers #1x, won the last time the tour was in competition, coming at 81 Speedway in Park City back on April 16. At the season opener back in March to kick off the two-day “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” he came home ninth and during the $10,000 to win championship finale he garnered a sixth place finish.
He comes into the event with a 55-point lead over five-time and defending tour champion (six total) C.J. Johnson of Quinter, Kansas whose best finish thus far this season was fifth during the last completed event.
Sitting third and only 60 points out of the point lead is “The Flying Fossil” Danny Wood of Norman, Oklahoma. The veteran has two, top ten finishes this season, a second and a third with a disappointing 23rd during the $10,000 to win championship finale.
Former two-time division champion Jeremy Campbell currently sits fourth in the standings, just 95 points out of the lead, having finished seventh and fourth respectively the past two races.
Ray Seeman has put together a solid three races and sits fifth in the standings while Jeff Stasa, Jay Russell, Forrest Southerland, Derek Hagar and Jake Greider round out the top ten.
In one of the more amazing stats, since 2010 there have been six NCRA sprint events held at Dodge City Raceway Park and six different winners. Past series sprint drivers who have reached victory lane include Tony Bruce, Jr. and Campbell (2015); C.J. Johnson (2014) the tour did not compete at DCRP in 2013; Arizona’s Logan Forler (2012); Ryan Roberts (2011) and J.D. Johnson (2010).
Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults while children eleven years of age and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are just $30.
Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, Kanas on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more race information call the track (620) 225-3277 or check out the tracks official website www.dodgecityraceway.com.
More information on the NCRA sprint car division can be obtained by accessing their official website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series or by calling the series office (316) 755-1781.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Set for Showdown Saturday at I-30 Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (May 2, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region will attempt to get through an entire event at I-30 Speedway this Saturday.
The quarter-mile oval in Little Rock, Ark., has unfortunately been rained out the four previous races this season.
"We've run into some awful weather early this season so hopefully we have a clear night this Saturday so we can showcase the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region to the great fans at I-30 Speedway," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Competition Director Larry Chase said.
The region completed its most recent event on April 16 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where Tim Crawley lapped up to ninth place during his victory.
This Saturday's race will feature a $100 bonus to the Hard Charger Award winner who is NSL eligible thanks to KDN Promotions.
Also of note for regional competitors, Chase's business - Stealth Recovery - will offset the cost of the provisional for the NSL eligible driver with the most points heading into the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires in November.
The front gates for Saturday's event open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Patriot Sprint Tour Five Mile Point Event Canceled, Make Up Date To Be Announced
Kirkwood, NY - Sunday's event at Five Mile Point Speedway has been canceled. Five Mile Point Speedway owner, Andrew Harpell had this statement as it pertained to the cancellation.
"With a 100% chance of rain tomorrow, we just wanted to think of our far traveling fans and teams. We are working with Mike Emhof with the hopes of putting together a suitable make up date!"
As soon as the Patriot Sprint Tour and Five Mile Point Speedway come to agreement on a make up date, it will be announced on each organization's website and respective social media outlets.
The next race on the schedule for the Patriot Sprint Tour will be on Friday night, May 6th at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee.
URSS Sprints Invade RPM Speedway Saturday Night
For the first time in history IMCA State and National points will be on the line as the URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprints hit the track for the first time in 2016.
The unique partnership between the URSS and IMCA in 2016 allows drivers from area states to compete for the first time at RPM Speedway with the URSS and earn IMCA points. This will be the first of three appearances by the Rebels in 2016.
Last year Koby Walters scored his first URSS Feature win at the opening race at RPM Speedway in 2015. The young Liberal driver put on a show as he motored his way to the win. As always the United Rebel Sprint Series is full of young guns and experienced veterans that will always put on a show for the fans in the stands. 2016 has already shown the Parity in the series is here to stay as three different drivers have graced Victory Lane in the first three races.
Kansas Regional Champion Zach Blurton picked up his first win of the year at the season opener at Wakeeney Speedway. Zac Taylor picked up his first victory of the year last Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colorado. The most recent winner Steven Richardson picked up his first win of the year in
Wakeeney this past Sunday night. Richardson has tasted Victory Lane at RPM Speedway last year during the URSS Tenth Anniversary Season.
Look for many of your favorite drivers to be in attendance this coming Saturday night including past winners CJ Johnson, Brian Herbert, Zach Blurton and a host of new talented racers looking to grab that first checkered flag. Joining the URSS Sprint Cars will be the NCRA Late Model Series, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts, the Kansas Antique Racers, the wild and crazy cruisers and the always entertaining School Bus Races.
Pits open at 4pm. General Admission Grandstand opens at 5pm, Hot Laps at 6pm, Green Flag waves at 7pm.
For more information on the RPM Speedway you can visit their FaceBook page or visit track website at http://www.rpmspeedway.net/
First Double Weekend of 2016 on Tap for the United Racing Club
This will be the first weekend of back to back to nights for the United Racing Club and the 2016 season. On Friday night April 29th, the United Racing Club will travel to the famed ½ mile facility of Williams Grove Speedway. This will be the first of 5 visits to the historic track in 2016. In three visits last
year, the fans were treated to some of the best 360 racing action around along with two different winn...ers in Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett.
On Saturday night the United Racing Club will head north to the ultra-fast Selinsgrove Speedway. This will be the 2nd time that the United Racing Club will visit Selinsgrove Speedway but the first time for points. The trip a few weeks ago was a non-points race, raced in conjunction with the Empire Super Sprints as well.
The Jack Gunn Memorial race has become a fixture on the URC schedule every year. Last year this race saw over 30 cars in the pit area with the win going to Mark Smith. Followed by Mark Smith was Robbie Stillwaggon and 410 regular Aaron Ott.
This points standings after two races are lead by 2014 URC Champion Davie Franek. Followed by Franek are 9 time and Defending URC Champion Curt Michael and 2012 URC Champion Robbie Stillwaggon.
The United Racing Club will then travel to the First State the first weekend in May. On Saturday night May 7th, the United Racing Club will head to Delaware International Speedway for the first time this year.
Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Kicks off Highbank Holdup Weekend at Fulton this Friday
By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – The 33rd Anniversary season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) had to wait one week to get the point season started. With last week’s postponed event at Outlaw Speedway, the stars and cars will now converge to the Fulton Speedway to get the 2016 tour underway.
It what is now turned into a special two-day event, the Highbank Holdup Weekend will get it’s start this Friday night when the ESS joins the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series for a big night. The 25 lap A-Main will pay the winner $2,000 and will award points for the overall Lucas Oil Championship, the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the SUNY Canton Series.
Quebec’s Steve Poirier will head in what looks to be a large field of sprinters to the track where ESS got it’s start back in 1983. Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Mike Stelter, Parker Evans, Chad Miller and Sammy Reakes IV will also be in the field.
However, the list doesn’t stop there, Bryan Howland, George Suprick, Larry Wight, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson, Tim Axton, Yan Bilodeau, Larry Kelleher, Dan Douville, Keith Granholm, Steve Hutchinson, Jonathan Preston, Derrick Juliano, Scott Holcomb and others look to be on hand.
A new tradition, Highbank Holdup Weekend, the Lucas Oil ESS winged warriors at the Fulton Speedway this Friday…it will be excitement guaranteed!
Barney Claims Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Opener at Merrittville
By Clayton Johns
THOROLD, Ont. – Jason Barney engineered his outside pole starting position in to his first feature win of the season in the non-stop 25-lap PST Fine Touch Collision Canadian Tour opener at the Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night.
Pole sitter Matt Tanner led the opening three laps before Barney claimed the point position at the exit of turn four on lap four. The two drivers battled side-by-side for two laps before Barney pulled away as the leaders reached lapped traffic.
Tanner handed the second spot to Quebec-native Steve Poirier on lap seven when he went over the berm in turn four.
Defending Southern Ontario Sprints champion Mitch Brown didn’t allow Poirier the runner-up spot for long as he took the position on lap 11.
Brown pulled Pennsylvania native Jared Zimbardi along with him as the two drivers battled side-by-side amidst apped traffic over the final 14 laps of the race. The battle allowed Barney to open a three-second lead over the two runner-up cars.
Barney escaped lapped traffic over the final five laps and cruised to the victory. Zimbardi edged Brown at the line for second as Poirier and Cory Turner completed the top-five. Barney also received the Shuttleworth’s Asphalt “Seals the Deal” winners bonus of $50 for his victorious efforts.
Heat winners were collected by Dane Lorenc, Jason Barney and Steve Poirier. Picking up the
four lap Dash was Cory Turner.
The next event on the Patriot Sprint Tour schedule is next Sunday, May 1 where the series returns to the historic Five Mile Point Speedway for the first time since April of 2005. It will be the first full points show for the A-Verdi Storage Containers PST American Tour.
A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Jason Barney, 2. Jared Zimbardi, 3. Mitch Brown, 4. Steve Poirier, 5. Cory Turner, 6. Matt Tanner, 7. Jamie Turner, 8. Jim Huppunen, 9. Jim Porter, 10. Dane Lorenc, 11. Sammy Reakes, 12. Dain Naida, 13. Kyle Patrick, 14. Shawn Sliter, 15. Kyle Fraser, 16. Mikey Kruchka, 17. Lee Ladouceur, 18. Todd Hoddick, 19. Tom Huppunen, 20.Pete Richardson, 21. Chris Jones, 22. Stan Zanchin, 23. Derek Jonathan, 24. Steve Collins.
Franek Now Perfect on 2016 URC Points Tour
Davie "No Panic" Franek returned to his old stomping grounds and picked up his 2nd win of the 2016 URC Season. Franek who also won at the opening night of the 2016 URC Racing season at Bridgeport Speedway has now surpassed his 2015 win total and increased his points lead.
With 18 United Racing Club Sprint cars in the pits, the fans saw 2 exciting heat races with Jason Clauss and Ed Aikin picking up the heat wins. Clauss drew the "0" pill for the invert and was rewarded with the P1 starting position for the night. A lap 1 caution for a spinning Scott Flammer sent the colorful 37 to the rear of the field. At the restart Ed Aikin in the Scott McClelland owned 21 bolted to the lead with Jason Clauss now following. A scary crash on lap 5 ended the night of Jason Clauss while sending the 747 of Davey Sammons to the pits for a new right rear. The 5g of Curt Michael and 89 of Robbie Stillwaggon barely missed the crash while Stillwaggon completed a 360 while avoiding the crash. Sammons and the 747 returned before the green waived again.
At the restart Robbie Stillwaggon picked off the 5G of Curt Michael and set his sights on the 28f of Davie Franek and leader Ed Aikin. With Aikin in heavy lapped traffic and a blanket covering the top 4, it was only a matter of time before something gave. Going into turn 1, Aikin and the 21 car battled lapped traffic, while Aikin went high, Franek and the 28f went low and come out with the lead. Franek lead the final laps with Aikin crossing the finish line in 2nd. Rounding out the top 5 was the 5G of Curt Michael, 89 of Robbie Stillwaggon and the 56 of Randy West.
The United Racing Club will now head to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night April 29th. Race time is 8pm at the Grove. On Saturday the teams will have just enough time to get the cars washed before they are off to Selinsgrove Speedway and the Jack Gunn Memorial Race.
Results: 1. Franek, 2. Aikin, 3. Michael, 4. Stillwaggon, 5. West, 6. Barger, 7. Snyder, 8. Betts, 9. Berry, 10. Colagiovanni, 11. Stitzel, 12. Flammer, 13. Swanson, 14. Sasso, 15. Sammons, 16. Clauss, 17. Rizzo, 18. Michalski.
Zac Taylor Takes URSS Colorado Motor Sports Park Win
The 2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Colorado Region kicked off at the Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado with eighteen teams checking in at the pit gate. A strong contingent of Colorado teams as well as some from the Kansas Region made the trek to the 3/8’s mile oval to ear the first IMCA Colorado State points in the Sprint Car division in decades.
Mike Taylor and Zac Taylor led the field to the green flag with Taylor charging into the lead with Mark Walinder, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner and Coby Pierce rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Adam Trimble and Austin Mclean powered their way past Pierce with Brian Hardman in tow on lap two. Lap five saw the leaders start to catch lap traffic Zac Taylor put the lapped car of Ryan Oerter between himself and second place Walinder. Back in the pack Mclean recaptured the sixth position with Hardman and Zach Blurton on his heels.
Lapped traffic was still in play as Zac Taylor opened up a substantial lead on second place Walinder as the cagey veteran had to weave his way through to catch up to the leader. Farther back in the pack, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner, Adam Trimble, Austin Mclean and Zach Blurton were all battling for position with Mike Taylor holding down the third spot with Werner hot on his nerf bar. Werner closed the gap and took over the third spot on lap fourteen. Trimble held off Mclean for the fifth position while the battle for the sixth spot heated up with Blurton taking the position away from Mike Taylor on lap eighteen.
As the laps wound down it was Zac Taylor still on the point with Walinder, Werner, Trimble and Mclean rounding out the top five. When the checkers fell it was Zac Taylor taking his first win of the 2016 season and claiming the first IMCA Colorado State points.
Heat race winners: Mark Walinder, Adam Trimble and Zach Blurton.
1- Zac Taylor
2- Mark Walinder
3- Jed Werner
4- Adam Trimble
5- Austin McLean
6- Zach Blurton
7- Mike Taylor
8- Brian Hardman
9- Justin Medlock
10- Keven Schramek
11- Mark Bensenberg
12- Ryan Oerter
13- Scott Rhoades
14- Clint Shubert DNF
15- Coby Pearce DNF
16- Luke Lucero DNS
17- Travis Alban DNS
18- Nic Sutton DNS
Battle for Lucas Oil ESS Championship Begins this Friday at Outlaw Speedway
By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – It all started in 1983, the birth of the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) now sponsored by Lucas Oil. This Friday marks the opener of the 33rd Anniversary Season and it starts at one of the old stomping grounds, the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY.
Outlaw Speedway is under new ownership of Tyler Siri, the Yates County oval has hosted 64 ESS events dating back to 1984 when Lenny Krautheim graced victory lane. On Friday, the battle for the 2016 Tour Championship begins with a $2,000 to win event and it’s all part of the big opening Outlaw Sprint Nationals that kicks off their season as well.
The stars and cars of ESS will be out in force headed by Six-Time Champion Steve Poirier. His famed #28FM will make the long haul from Quebec. He will be joined by Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Parker Evans, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson, Keith Granholm and more.
New for 2016 will see the return of Sammy Reakes IV to the tour, Chad Miller will pilot Lee Gurney’s mount for a full tour assault and just announced this week former late model pilot Brandon Kidd will be aboard Doug Emery’s #33 at all ESS events.
Many outside travelers and part-time tour followers will fill the pits as well on Friday. Mark Smith will be aboard Patrick Vigneault’s #55, Davie Franek will trek up from New Jersey, the last ESS winner at Outlaw , Jared Zimbardi will make his return, Larry Kelleher, Steve Collins, George Suprick, Dane Lorenc, Dan Douville, Dave Just, Tyler Graves, Paul Habeck, Derrick Juliano and others are expected to see the work Siri has done with his new project.
The Beard Sewer and Drain Timed Hot Laps will be followed by the Car Mate Trailers Heat Events. Lane’s Yamaha will be sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash with the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main all leading up to the 25 lap A-Main paying $2,000 to win.
Pit Gates open at 4:30 with racing scheduled to begin at 7:00.
It’s the point opener for the Lucas Oil ESS Gang, we are back at in Dundee and the Outlaw Speedway will play host. Let’s kick off 2016 in grand style and it will be excitement guaranteed!!!
United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars Invade Georgetown Speedway On Friday, May 13
Sprint Cars Race For Increased $2,000 To Win, $300 To Take The Green
GEORGETOWN, DE – Winged 360 Sprint Cars of the United Racing Club (URC) invade Georgetown Speedway on Friday, May 13.
For the first time this season, the historic half-mile oval will play host to the talented URC traveling squad, as Georgetown reopens its gates following a break of more than a month. The most recent event at the facility featured the 358-Modifieds on Friday, March 25 – a race won by invader Stewart Friesen.
Georgetown, in its first year under the BD Motorsports Media LLC management, will offer a total of seven special events through the 2016 campaign, starting in March and running through November.
URC competitors take part in heat races and a 25-lap main event offering $2,000 to the winner courtesy of sponsor B&G Auto Body of New Castle, Del. Georgetown management has boosted the green money to $300 in an effort to reward travelers to the First State with extra cash.
To learn more about URC, its competitors and history, visit the club’s official website www.unitedracingclub.net.
Ocean View, Del., driver Curt Michael is the defending URC champion.
Joining the URC contingent are the Crate 602 Sportsman ($600 to win, $100 to start), Little Lincolns (just added), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will unlock at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., with racing at 7:15 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is just $15. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $12. Kids 9-12 pay $8 and children under eight years old are admitted free.
Pit admission is $30, with no license required.
Crawley Tames GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Race at Riverside International Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 16, 2016) - Tim Crawley became the first-ever GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region winner on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.
Crawley, who started the 25-lap feature on the inside of the second row, lapped up to ninth place en route to the triumph during the region's inaugural event.
Jordon Mallett finished second with A.G. Rains maneuvering from 10th to a third-place result. Marshall Skinner powered from 20th to a fourth-place finish and Andy McElhannon rounded out the top five.
Ernie Ainsworth, Cody Gardner, 19th starting Brandon Kilpatrick and Derek Hagar were the other remaining cars on the lead lap. Jeremy Middleton charged from 21st to a 10th-place result.
Dakota Gaines, Mallett and Zach Pringle each won a heat race to kick off the night.
The next GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region event is scheduled for May 7 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.
GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region Race Report: Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 16, 2016 -
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Tim Crawley; 2. Jordon Mallett; 3. A.G. Rains; 4. Marshall Skinner, 5. Andy McElhannon; 6. Ernie Ainsworth; 7. Cody Gardner; 8. Brandon Kilpatrick; 9. Derek Hagar; 10. Jeremy Middleton; 11. Kevin Hinkle; 12. Brad Bowden; 13. Dale Howard; 14. Johnny Gardner; 15. Dakota Gaines; 16. Matthew Baldwin; 17. Zach Pringle; 18. Kevin Kilpatrick; 19. Ronnie Howard; 20. Adam Miller; 21. Rick Pringle; 22. Rasey Rowland (DNS).
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region Opens Season Friday at Rapid Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 18, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region will kick off its season on Friday at Rapid Speedway.
It will mark the first of three GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region events at the 3/8-mile oval in Rock Rapids, Iowa, this season.
"We're all very eager to get this season underway this weekend at Rapid Speedway," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region Competition Director Chuck Zitterich said. "Rapid Speedway will be one of the staples on the 2016 schedule so we're excited to get the season started on the right foot."
The pits are scheduled to open at 4:30 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The draw closes at 6:30 p.m. If a sprint car driver will be late he or she needs to call Zitterich at 605-212-2408. Racing is slated to start at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean Sprints ready for round two this Friday night April 22
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – April 18, 2016…After opening the season last week the Ocean Sprints will be right back in action this Friday night April 22 for round two in the battle for the Ocean Speedway championship.
Opening night saw a lot of fresh faces join the Ocean Sprints, but in the end it was the familiar Keith Day Trucking No. 22 driven by Fremont’s Shane Golobic that ended up in victory lane. The two-time Taco Bravo champion inherited the lead on lap eight and held command the rest of the way to record yet another win at his home track. Golobic will be back on Friday looking to make it two for two at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.
Last year’s Ocean Sprints champion Justin Sanders gave it a great charge to come home second on opening night and he’ll be gunning to improve one more spot this week. The 24-year-old last season won a record nine times with the Taco Bravo Sprints aboard the North County Plastering No. 17 machine. Stockton’s Brad Furr, another past Ocean Sprints champion, rounded out the podium last week after holding off two-time track titlist Brent Kaeding of Campbell.
Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a solid opening night by finishing fifth in the feature. The veteran racer last season finished third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. Easton’s Tommy Tarlton will be back on Friday after scoring a sixth place finish in the main event last week. The two-time Taco Bravo champ captured a pair of wins last season. Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Salinas’ Jason Chisum and Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe completed the top-10 last Friday.
More drivers expected for round two this week will include Penngrove’s Michael Kofoid, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor, Ryan Rusconi & Craig Frandsen, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery and others.
Weekly award winners last week included: Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time: Brad Furr, High Five Pizza Hard Charger: Jason Chisum, Beer Optics Hard Luck: Kaleb Montgomery
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. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Sport Mods, American Stocks, Dwarf Cars and the first Police-N-Pursuit outing of the season.
CRSA Sprints Begin 2016 Season at Fonda Speedway
Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products CRSA Sprints featuring Champion Power Equipment roll into Fonda Speedway on Saturday, April 23rd to kick off the 305 tour’s 2016 racing season. The season-opener is the first of three races at the 1/2-mile this year.
Mike Kiser of Cooperstown won the A-Main during the CRSA Sprints’ last visit to Fonda in 2015. There were three different winners in three races at Fonda last year. Defending series champion Kyle Smith was not one of them. He will look to change that on Saturday.
Racing action begins at 7:30pm. Log onto fondaspeedway.com for more information and directions.
Patriot Sprint Tour begins 2016 season at the Merrittville Speedway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider, PST Media
(Thorold, ONT) A very mild winter in the Northeast has allowed PST fans from both nations to be excited about the upcoming season and it all starts at the Merrittville Speedway for the fifth annual Spring Sizzler this Saturday, April 23.
This will be the sixth time the series will be visiting the Bicknell / Williamson owned facility dating back to June of 2006.
It was Jason Barney a year ago who kicked off the 2015 season in dominating fashion collecting the win over Jeff Cook and Mitch Brown. Other Merritville winners under the Patriot Sprint Tour banner belong to Steve Poirier, Scott Kreutter, and Bryan Howland who has won on two separate occasions.
A very stout field of competitors is expected from both sides of the border including last year’s Patriot Sprint Tour American Champion in Sammy Reakes and the Canadian Series champion in Jared Zimbardi.
The PST American Tour will begin a week later at the famed Five Mile Point Speedway on Sunday, May 1. More details about that event will be released very shortly.
Pit gates will be opening up at 5:00 p.m., grandstand gates at 5:30 p.m., with racing starting at 7:00 p.m. The show will be presented by none other than Fine Touch Collision of London, Ontario which is the title sponsor of the PST-Canada Series.
6/24/06 - Bryan Howland
8/1/09 - Scott Kreutter
6/18/11 - Bryan Howland
4/27/13 - Steve Poirier
4/25/15 - Jason Barney
Hortsman Takes NRA opener
April 15, 2015
(Lima, OH) It was the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders kicking off the year with their 25 lap affair.
It was carnage early as the red flag flew right away when #6s JR Stewart, #30 Hud Horton, and #10J Jarrod Delong tangled in turn 4 with Stewart ending up on his side and Horton up against the fence. 4 laps would be completed before the caution would wave again, this time for #49 Shawn Dancer coming to a stop in turn 4. #10 Mitch Brown and #28 Phil Gressman would battle early with Gressman taking the lead until the red flag waved again for a scary crash that would see #23 Devon Dobie, and #12 Nick Roberts flipping violently in turns 3&4. Both drivers would walk away under their own power. On the restart #17 Jared Horstman would show why he’s the defending track champ, wasting no time moving to 2nd, then on lap 9, Horstman pulled the trigger on a big slide job in turns 3 and 4 to grab the point. Horstman would not be challenged, picking up the win over Gressman, Brown, #5M Max Stambaugh, and #22H Randy Hannagan. Heat Races were won by #15 Brandon Ferguson, #10 Mitch Brown, and #28 Phil Gressman.
Limaland Motorsports Park - 4/15/2016
NRA Sprints A-Main (25 Laps)1. 1. Jared Horstman; 2. Phil Gressman; 3. Mitch Brown; 4. Max Stambaugh; 5. Randy Hannagan; 6. Butch Schroeder; 7. Tim Allison; 8. Brandon Ferguson; 9. Kevin Roberts, Jr.; 10. Jeff Williams; 11.3-Devon Dobie; 12. Nick Roberts; 13. Dustin Stroup; 14. Shawn Dancer; 15. Sean Hosey; 16. Jr. Stewart; 17. Hud Horton; 18. Jarrod Delong.
URSS National Championship Kicks Off at Longdale (Okla.)
The United Rebel Sprint Series Myers Racing Engines National Championship will run its first event this Saturday night at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma. This race is co-sanctioned with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma.
Drivers will earn both National Points for the URSS but also National and Regional IMCA Racesaver points as well.
It will be the first appearance for the Rebels at the 3/8's mile oval.
The 2016 Myers Racing Engines National point chase will consist of twelve races to see who will be able to dethrone the three time National Champion Jake Bubak. Bubak has put together three straight years of consistent finishes and numerous National events wins to capture the title three consecutive years, a feat that Promoter Rick Salem thought never would be done. Last year's Championship was one of the tightest points battles yet with Bubak edging out 2015 Kansas Champion Zach Blurton by just fourteen points.
The Longdale Speedway will host two of the twelve National Points races in 2016, the second date on September 17th will be the second to last National race on the 2016. The track is described as a big 3/8's mile high banked clay oval which opened in 2014 with seating for 2,000 spectators. The track is located one half mile south of the city of Longdale on SR58 on the west side of the highway. For more information about the track you can visit their website https://longdalespeedway.net/.
The co-sanction with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma who like the URSS joined the IMCA Racesaver Series will allow drivers from both Series to earn IMCA National, State and Series points for both nights of URSS racing. It should be a night of great racing with drivers from four states competing for the $1,000.00 to win/$250.00 to start purse.
Racing action kicks off at 7:00 pm with the grandstands opening at 5:00 pm.
Ocean Sprints set to give it another attempt at season-opener this Friday night
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – April 12, 2016…With mother nature not playing nice last weekend the Ocean Sprints presented are ready for take two at the season-opener, which now kicks-off this Friday night April 15 at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway.
The upcoming year marks the 10th anniversary season for the Ocean Sprint Cars & the seventh held with the partnership of Dennis Wuolett and San Jose area business Taco Bravo.
All of the nightly incentives for drivers are returning in 2016, including the Ray Scheidts Electric fast time award, the Beer Optics hard luck award and High Five Pizza hard charger award. Each of the awards will pay $100 cash during all Ocean Sprints events this year at the Ocean Speedway.
Norm Martin Motorsports has also put up $300 to the winner of this Friday’s Dash.
Highlights on the schedule once again include a pair of Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series events, with those taking place on Friday July 15 and Saturday August 20. The July outing marks opening night of the sixth annual Howard Kaeding Classic weekend, which also showcases the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series the following night. The August date will be the 56th running of the prestigious Johnny Key Classic. Both events are two premier Sprint Car showcases in California each year.
Last season saw Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders have a year to remember, winning a record nine main events with the Ocean Sprints en route to his first track title. This season the 23-year-old has expanded his schedule to compete not only with the Ocean Sprints, but also with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. Sanders though is expected to remain a constant sight at the Ocean Speedway, as he looks back-up the historic season that he put together in 2015.
Despite missing a few events Fremont’s Shane Golobic was the biggest threat to Sanders last season. The two-time Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion led the way in Ray Scheidts Electric qualifying last year and also scooped up three main event victories along the way. Golobic has already started off the season strong by winning his first career USAC National Midget Series event in Illinois on March 19.
Stockton’s Brad Furr, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic & Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum rounded out the top-five in points last year and are all expect back in 2016. Furr, the 2013 Ocean Sprints champ, picked up a victory last season on April 24. After suffering a rib injury Easton’s Tommy Tarlton made sporadic starts with the Ocean Sprints after winning the first two rounds of competition. The two-time Ocean titlist is also expected to make numerous starts this season.
More drivers expected this Friday to help kick-off the season will include Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Penngrove’s Michael Kofoid, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Jose’s Craig Frandson, Ryan Rusconi & Darrel Taylor, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery and others.
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. 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.
The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser 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
2015- Justin Sanders
2014- Shane Golobic
2013- Brad Furr
2012- Shane Golobic
2011- Ronnie Day
2010- Tommy Tarlton
2009- Tommy Tarlton
2008- Brent Kaeding
2007- Brent Kaeding
Zach Blurton Takes URSS Season Opener at Wakeeney Speedway
The United Rebel Sprint Series kicked off the 2016 racing season with a barn burner as the lightning fast Wakeeney Speedway 3/8’s mile oval provided the drivers multiple grooves to do battle Sunday night. Fifteen entries pulled through the gate and those teams did not disappoint a single fan in attendance. After two thrilling heat races the top eight drivers picked a child from the stands to do a game of musical chairs to see where each would start. When the final chair was up for grabs it was down to Steve Richardson and CJ Johnson picks for the front row. Richardson’s pick took the final round giving the Liberal Driver the pole position for the 25 lap A Feature.
At the drop of the green flag Steven Richardson jumped out to the point with fourth starter Zach Blurton taking to the bottom to grab the second spot from CJ Johnson. At the end of lap one in was Richardson, Blurton, Johnson, Craig Jecha and Cody Lampe rounding out the top five. Richardson and Blurton went into turn’s one side by side with Blurton pulling way on the bottom to take the lead down the backstretch. Jake Martens battled Lampe for the fifth spot taking the position on lap two. The yellow flag waved on lap four as Craig Jecha spun exiting turn four and backing his ride into the fence. Jecha was uninjured but finished for the night.
On the restart Blurton once again bolted to the lead with Johnson on his nerf bar, Martens used the restart to make his way past Richardson to take over the third spot. Back in the pack Luke Cranston, Jeff Radcliffe and Brian Herbert convincingly worked their way up to challenge Richardson with Cranston taking the fourth spot on lap six. Lance Davis joined the fray as he was soon on the back bumper of Richardson looking to take away the fifth position. Up front Blurton and Johnson were locked in a heated battle for the point as Martens and Cranston battled for the third spot. By lap nine Brian Herbert had made his way to Richardson’s nerf bar as the pair duked it out for the fifth spot with Herbert making the pass for position stick on lap ten.
Lap eleven saw the battle for positions seven through ten heat up Jeff Radcliffe had caught Davis with Lampe and Ken Lutters right behind them in their wheel tracks. Radcliffe missed the high side on lap twelve and slid off the top to fall back to the tenth spot. Davis was pressuring Richardson for the seventh spot with Lampe and Lutters gaining ground. Davis kept the spot as Lampe tried the top to sweep the position. Up front Blurton and Johnson were putting on a show as they raced side by side with Johnson gaining ground on the straights only to give it back in the turns.
On lap twenty one the caution would once again wave as Cody Lampe’s mount stalled to a stop coming off of turn two. This set up a four lap shootout to see who would take the win. On the restart Blurton once again jumped into the lead with Johnson, Cranston, Martens and Herbert hot on his heels. The two would battle side by side for several laps with Blurton holding the bottom and Johnson trying everything he could to make the top side work. Radcliffe used the restart to power his way up to the seventh spot behind Davis and set his sights on grabbing the sixth spot. Richardson bobbled slightly on the restart allowing Davis and Radcliffe to close the gap with the pair passing Richardson for the spot on lap twenty three. Lutters quickly closed the gap on Richardson and grabbed the eighth spot on lap twenty four.
With the white flag being displayed Johnson took to the high side for one last try to find the grip to take the lead, but Blurton powered off of turn two to open up a slight lead he would never relinquish. Blurton took his first checkered flag of the 2016 season with Johnson, Cranston, Martens and Herbert rounding out the top five.
Jeff Radcliffe picked up the Keiser Aluminum Racing Wheels “Hard Charger Award” coming from his 14th place starting position to finish in the sixth spot.
Heat race winners were Zach Blurton and CJ Johnson.
1 Zach Blurton
2 CJ Johnson
3 Luke Cranston
4 Jake Martens
5 Brian Herbert
6 Jeff Radcliffe
7 Lance Davis
8 Ken Lutters
9 Steven Richardson
10 Nate Berry
11 Jed Werner
12 Aaron Ploussard
13 Cody Lampe DNF
14 Craig Jecha DNF
15 Jason Rakes DNS
Sprint Cars Invade Longdale Speedway This Saturday Night!
Longdale, Oklahoma – April 11, 2016 - A huge night of sprint car racing action comes to the Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma this coming Saturday night (April 16) as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series joins forces with the Kansas based United Rebel Sprint Series IMCA Racsaver Sprint Series and is the first of two such events slated for this race season at the speedway.
This is the inaugural season for the SSO and this Longdale Speedway event will be race number two on the weekend as the series will be competing in Ardmore on Friday night.
The URSS has been in existence since 2006 and predominately competes in the state of Kansas, with various races slated for Nebraska and Colorado as well.
The SSO will be well represented by such drivers as Andy Shouse, Chris Kelly, Gary Kelley, female driver Shayla Waddell, Loyd Clevenger, Ty Williams and Cody Whitworth. Fairview’s own Jake Martens will give the local fans a driver they will be familiar with.
Defending series champion Jake Bubak of Colorado headlines a list of strong URSS regulars expected to make the tow as well as
Kansas regulars Zach Blurton, Kaden Taylor, Brian Herbert, Jed Werner, Zach Taylor and Lance Davis.
Over twenty drivers from four states are expected.
Also competing will be the tracks regular weekly divisions consisting of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, intermediate sport mods, pure stocks and grand nationals and will be their second point race of the young 2016 race season.
Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Adult general admission tickets are just $15; $12 for seniors and all military personnel; children ages 6-12 just $5 and kids five and under admitted to the grandstands for free.
Longdale Speedway is located a quarter mile south of Longdale on Hwy 58. For more race information check out the tracks official website www.longdalespeedway.net; their official facebook page Longdale Speedway or call the track (580) 886-5375.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Set for Debut at Riverside International Speedway Saturday
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 11, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region will once again attempt to get a race in the books this Saturday when the region will make its debut at Riverside International Speedway.
The high-banked oval in West Memphis, Ark., hosts this weekend's festivities after the first two events of the season rained out.
"I want to thank all of the teams for supporting us last Saturday before we were rained out," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Competition Director Larry Chase said. "Weather hasn't been good to us this year, but hopefully we can have a dry night this Saturday. We're all very excited to head to Riverside International Speedway for its first-ever NSL event."
In addition to the region's payout, KDN Promotions will provide a $100 bonus to the Hard Charger Award winner who is NSL eligible.
Also, Chase's business - Stealth Recovery - will offset the cost of the provisional for the NSL eligible driver with the most points heading into the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires in November.
The front gates for Saturday's race are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
General admission is $12 with children ages six to 11 only $5. Children five and younger get in free. Pit passes are $25 per person.
NCRA/NSL 360’s Back in Action This Saturday Night!
Nearly three weeks removed from the two-day season opener, highlighted by the $10,000 to win “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” won by Marion, Arkansas hot-shoe Derek Hagar, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division will once again be joined by the gomuddy.com National Sprint League as both series make a return visit to 81 Speedway in Park City this coming Saturday night (April 16).
$2000 will go to the winner of the NCRA/NSL 360-ci sprint car feature finale and also on the race card will be the season opener for the NCRA modified division as they open their 18th consecutive year.
This second event of the season should give a clear indication on who will be adding their name to the list of drivers looking to unseat six-time and defending tour champion C.J. Johnson. We know the regular cast of drivers Jeremy Campbell, Jeff Stasa, Jon Freeman, Luke Cranston, Jake Greider and J.D. Johnson will all once again look to keep C.J. from collecting that fifth consecutive championship.
Yet there are still some unknowns as to who else will look to itch their names in the NCRA championship record books.
Pit gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand general admission tickets are just $15 for this event. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.
Since 1971 the National Championship Racing Association has sanctioned dirt track racing throughout the southern plains and currently sanctions 360-ci sprint, modified, late model and mod-lites involving three different states. Official rules, schedules, results and point standings for all those divisions can be found on their website www.racencra.com. You can also get daily updates, as they happen, on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Any further questions regarding the NCRA, please call (316) 755-1781.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Rained Out at I-30 Speedway
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 9, 2016) - A late rain storm washed out Saturday's GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region event at I-30 Speedway.
Two of the three heat races had been completed prior to the inclement weather, which was too much to overcome at the quarter-mile oval.
"I want to thank all of the 23 drivers for showing up and supporting the Diamond Region," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Competition Director Larry Chase said. "It was also great to see a dozen were gasket cars. Hopefully we can get a little better weather next weekend so these great drivers can put on a show for the fans here in Arkansas."
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region returns to action next Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
The Chase For The CGS 360 Sprint Crown Begins April 9
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- If you are a Sprint Car fan in the Pacific Northwest one of the must see weekly programs is Cottage Grove Speedway. The 360 Sprints on the ¼-mile clay oval will simply take your breath away and it’s a popular stop for many drivers across the globe. The division has a long and storied tradition at CGS going as far back as 1986 and is the oldest class still competing at the facility.
Trey Starks made the long journey from Washington on several occasions last season and looked to have the title won. Unfortunately, he missed the last race and that would give the championship to Seth Nunes. Nunes however won’t be visiting Cottage Grove too much, as in year’s past, as he will run the majority of his season in the Golden State of California.
With Nunes’ absence that means anyone can win the championship. Patrick Dills, Chelsea Blevins, and Ricky Ashley are a couple of drivers that will be making more appearances in 360s after spending a bit of time in the Extreme Sprint ranks.
Currently the 360 Sprints will be in action on nine different times in 2016 including the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic on May 28th and 29th as well as the Speedweek Northwest event on Independence Day (July 4th). It’s a great way to watch some of the best drivers not just in Oregon but also the Pacific Northwest on a regular basis. The first race for the division is April 9th.
In honor of Cottage Grove Speedway’s 60th Anniversary the first 60 fans through the front gate get in for FREE. Pit Gates open at 1:00, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing starts at 6:30. Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE. Pit Passes will be offered for $30.00 each.
For the latest news and information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the new LOCAL track hotline at (541)-942-7561. Don’t forgot to check out Cottage Grove Speedway on Facebook and click “Like” to stay up to date via your favorite electronic devices.
Past Cottage Grove Speedway 360 Sprint Champions
1986- Kevin Etchison
1987- Greg Brown
1988- Greg Brown
1989- Greg Brown
1990- Marvin Smith
1991- Rod Womack
1992- Marvin Smith
1993- Dale Smith
1994- Bill Nutter
1995- Bill Nutter
1996- Bill Nutter
1997- Mike Morelock
1998- Greg Brown
1999- Greg Brown
2000- Dale Smith
2001- Dale Smith
2002- Dale Smith
2003- Dale Smith
2004- Dale Smith
2005- Marvin Smith
2006- Danny Horner
2007- Dale Smith
2008- Kyle Miller
2009- Roger Crockett
2010- Roger Crockett
2011- Roger Crockett
2012- Kyle Miller
2013- Roger Crockett
2014- Colin Baker
2015- Seth Nunes
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region Event at Lee County Cancelled
WINDOM, Minn. (April 7, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Show-Me Region event at Lee County Speedway this Friday has been cancelled.
Projected inclement weather at the 3/8-mile oval in Donnellson, Iowa, has forced series and track officials to cancel the event, which also included the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders.
"Unfortunately the weather projections aren't improving and with temperatures dropping below freezing it was best for everybody that we cancel Friday's race," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region Competition Director Jerry Jenkins said. "I want to thank everyone at Lee County Speedway for booking a GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region event and I hope we can work together in the near future."
The next event for the region is May 13 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series Ventures to Missouri on Saturday for $7,500-to-Win Debut at Randolph County Raceway
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 28, 2016) - Missouri will host its first GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series event this Saturday following a successful debut for the premier 360ci winged sprint car series last weekend.
Randolph County Raceway in Moberly will be the site of this weekend's festivities, which features a $7,500-to-win main event that is co-sanctioned with the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region.
"I'm very excited to get this season underway in Missouri," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Show-Me Region Competition Director Jerry Jenkins said. "We saw the tremendous results of the inaugural GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series event last weekend in Kansas and we're excited to showcase that to the fans in Missouri this Saturday."
Derek Hagar outlasted a total of 45 competitors to sweep the two-day event last weekend at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.
"There's a lot of money on the line this Saturday so I think we'll have a great group of drivers head to Randolph County Raceway, which is an unbelievably racy track," Jenkins said.
Missouri natives Danny Lasoski and Brian Brown, who both finished in the top five last Saturday with the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series in Kansas, have both stated they will be racing at Randolph County Raceway this Saturday.
Drivers will start the night by drawing a random pill, which will determine the lineups for the heat races. Passing points will be calculated based on the results of the heats to set the feature lineups. All drivers will compete for the same purse with eligible NSL members earning points toward the Cash Bowl, which has more than $500,000 up for grabs this year.
The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.
General admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 14 and free for 5 and younger.
Fans unable to attend the event can watch live Pay-Per-View video by visiting http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.
UP NEXT -
NATIONAL : Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.
BIG HORN REGION : May 20-21 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.
DIAMOND REGION : April 9 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.
NCRA/NSL REGION : April 16 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.
SHOW-ME REGION : Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.
TRI-STATE REGION : April 22 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa
URSS/IMCA RaceSaver 2016 Series Updates For Colorado Region and Race Scoring
The United Rebel Sprint Series along with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series are proud to be bringing the best of 305 Sprint Car racing back to Colorado in 2016. The recent agreement to co-sanction with IMCA has brought the ten year old series back to the State of Colorado. In a partnership with Don Hulse, Owner/Promoter of Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado the 305 racing series has been given a huge shot in the arm from the URSS/IMCA partnership. Colorado racers will now be able to compete for IMCA Colorado and National Points as well as URSS Regional and National points as well.
CMSP will host eight URSS/IMCA Colorado Regional dates as well as a National Points race date in 2016.
URSS/IMCA Regional Points races are scheduled for Saturday April 23rd, Saturday May 28th, Saturday June 25th, Saturday August 27th, Saturday September 17th, Saturday September 24th, and Friday October 7th.
CMSP will host the seventh of the twelve URSS/IMCA National Points race dates on Saturday July 30th which will draw racers from several states to compete on the lightning fast 3/8’s mile oval. For more information on the 2016 CMSP Weekly Schedule, Rules and Driver Signups visit the track website at
http://coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ for all of your up to date updates.
Also new to the URSS Series in 2016 is the purchase of a new transponder based scoring system. Scoring loops have been purchased for ten scoring loops for URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series tracks and will be installed prior to the beginning of the season. The new scoring system will bring an added layer of redundancy to the scoring procedure and will enabled the series to assure the racers and the fans a new level of accuracy an consistency at the tracks. Drivers will have three options to rent or purchase the transponders for the upcoming racing season. Drivers can purchase the units outright for $125.00 or can purchase them by making six $25.00 payments or the transponders can be rented for $10.00 per race at the URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series Trailer each night.
Sprint Series of Oklahoma Back in Action Next Sunday Night!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – March 27, 2016 - It is back to race action this coming Sunday night, April 3, as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesavor series makes a return trip to Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. The tour opened the season at the Kevin Ramey promoted, red-dirt clay oval located on the western outskirts of Wichita Falls with John Carney II of Lubbock picking up two opening weekend victories back in early March.
Among the series regulars expected to compete on this Sunday evening special event include; Zach Blurton, Andy Shouse, Gary Kelley Jake Martens, female hot-shoe Shayla Waddell, Joe Wood, Jr., Taylor Velasquez as well as a host of drivers from throughout the Northern Texas area and a strong field of close to thirty drivers is expected.
This event will pay the standard $700 to win with all drivers making the twenty car feature finale earning $250. Drivers not making the championship feature will earn $100. Also, Messmer Racing LLC and Martens Machine Shop (Fairveiw) will present a heat race winner $100, which will be customary and each SSO event in 2016.
Pit gates will open at noon while grandstand gates open at 2:00 PM. Hot laps are slated for 3:30 PM with green flag racing set for a 4:00 PM start time. General Admission just $15 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race day only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission (grandstand only), Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $12. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.
Red River Speedway is a quarter-mile dirt oval track located 3 1/2 miles west of Wichita Falls on Highway 287. Exit FM 369 and go North one mile. The track is on the right side of the road. For track and race information call the track (817) 988-7433.
Hagar Hustles to GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series Victory on Night 1 of Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - PARK CITY, Kan. (March 25, 2016) - Derek Hagar outlasted windy conditions, a tough field of competitors and a slew of late-race restarts to win the first-ever GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series race on Friday at 81 Speedway.
Hagar started the 25-lap Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout main event on the outside of the front row after earning the second-most points out of 45 drivers through heat race and qualifier competition. He quickly capitalized on the starting position by beating polesitter John Carney II into turn one on the opening lap.
With wind blasting the track throughout the night it made for a tricky surface that Hagar mastered while in the lead. He entered traffic on Lap 14 before surviving four cautions in the final seven laps, including the final yellow flag as Hagar and Danny Wood raced side by side through turns three and four on the final lap.
Hagar got a strong restart and powered away from Wood to claim Night 1 of the event, which concludes on Saturday with a $10,000-to-win main event.
"It seemed like it took forever, but it all worked out," Hagar said in his postrace interview. "I knew I had to outsmart (Wood) on that restart so I changed up my routine a bit. We just need to do it tomorrow night when it counts for that $10,000."
Wood took advantage of a lengthy red flag on Lap 20 for a three-car incident in turn three involving J.D. Johnson, Harli White and Cody Ledger. Crews were allowed to make adjustments while the accident scene was cleaned up and Wood's adjustments helped him quickly advance into second place on the restart by racing a lane higher on the track than Carney II.
Wood then tried the similar lane on the track in the closing laps in a bid for the lead and he pulled even with Hagar in turn three on the final lap before the caution.
"It's one of those deals," Wood said. "It's luck whether you have it sometimes. I thought we could have had it. We changed the car a bit (during the red flag) and we made it a little better and was able to charge."
Carney II held onto third place despite a problem with his brakes to cap a night that began with a rally from ninth to second place in a heat race and from sixth to win a qualifier.
Justin Henderson finished fourth and Brian Brown maneuvered from 11th to a fifth-place result.
Forrest Sutherland, Zach Daum, C.J. Johnson, Lee Grosz and Thomas Kennedy each won a heat race with Carney II, Hagar, Henderson and Wood winning qualifiers. Lou Kennedy Jr. and Taylor Velasquez both claimed a B Main.
Saturday's $10,000-to-win event, which is co-sanctioned with the GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. - one hour earlier than advertised. The cost is only $20 for grandstand admission.
Fans unable to attend the event can watch live Pay-Per-View by visiting http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.
GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report: 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25, 2016 -
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 3. 4j-John Carney II (1); 4. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 5. 21-Brian Brown (11); 6. 45x-C.J. Johnson (6); 7. 9n-Wade Nygaard (5); 8. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (10); 9. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (13); 10. 86-Tyler Thomas (7); 11. 4jx-Lee Grosz (8); 12. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (17); 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller (15); 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (18); 15. 91-Jeff Stasa (22); 16. 17w-Harli White (24); 17. 72-Ray Seemann (23); 18. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (12); 19. 81s-Stu Snyder (21); 20. 98-J.D. Johnson (16); 21. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (14); 22. 35l-Cody Ledger (19); 23. 18-Ian Madsen (9); 24. 40-Howard Moore (20). Laps led: Derek Hagar 1-25.
Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals Date Adjusted at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Sunday, Sept. 25 event reduces scheduling conflicts with surrounding speedways
For Immediate Release
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials have reached an agreement with the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) to adjust the date of the second annual Fabian Earthmoving “Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals” event. The race will now be run on Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m., one day later than originally scheduled, on the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl in West Haven, Vt.
The Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals, co-sanctioned by SCoNE and ESS, is Vermont’s biggest and richest open-wheel 360 Sprint Car event, with drivers from seven U.S. states and two Canadian provinces entered last year. SCoNE champion Dan Douville won the inaugural race and collected a handsome purse of $4,050 and the coveted “Coastal Cup” trophy from Coastal 181 Publishing.
The date change alleviates scheduling conflicts with several race tracks and common racing classes in the area, as Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt., Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., all host major events on Saturday, September 24.
“We’re glad that everything came together better this year to make the Nationals happen on Sunday. We had hoped for Sunday last year, but it just didn’t work out that way,” Devil’s Bowl promoter Mike Bruno said. “We wanted to give fans and racers the ability to be part of more of the bigger late-season shows this year. Bear Ridge has a ‘King of Dirt’ Series Modified race on Saturday night this year, a lot of fans enjoy the Tripleheader at Loudon that day, and Fonda is hosting a big event as well.”
Pushing the Fabian Earthmoving Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals to Sunday allows all of Devil’s Bowl’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions to compete in point-counting races, as the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and Portland Glass Mini Stocks will join the program. The move also creates a three-day big-money weekend for Sprint Car teams; in addition to the Devil’s Bowl race, Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., hosts an ESS event on Friday night and Fonda Speedway has the Kramer Williamson Memorial on Saturday. A weekend Sprint Car sweep would net the winner over $11,000 in total purse money.
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series Set for Series Debut This Weekend at 81 Speedway during $10,000-to-win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 21, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series will make its second attempt to kick off its inaugural season this weekend.
Inclement weather wiped out the opening event earlier this month, which sets the stage for the much anticipated $10,000-to-win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout this Thursday through Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.
"We've been working on the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series for several months and we're excited to get a race in the books," National Director Tommie Estes Jr. said. "I'm anticipating a great event that will set a strong tone for how professional, fair and fun it will be to race with the NSL."
The three-day event, which is co-sanctioned with the GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region, begins on Thursday with a practice night capped by a special qualifying session. That qualifying session is for bonus money only and has no bearing on the remainder of the event.
The quickest qualifier will receive $500, second quickest $300 and third quickest $200.
Complete racing programs will take place on Friday and Saturday at the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. Drivers will start each night by drawing a random pill, which will determine the lineups for the heat races. Passing points will be calculated based on the results of the heats. There will then be qualifiers, which will have an inversion determined by the car count. The combined points earned through the heat races and qualifiers will set the feature lineups.
Friday night pays $1,500 to win and $250 to start with Saturday providing $10,000 to win, $6,000 for second, $4,000 for third and $500 to start. All drivers will compete for the same purse with eligible NSL members earning points toward the Cash Bowl, which has more than $500,000 up for grabs this year.
Danny Lasoski and Jason Johnson have each won the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout twice with Kevin Swindell also reaching the Winner's Circle during the marquee event.
Front gates are expected to open at 5 p.m. with hot laps set for 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. both nights. The cost is only $20 per night for grandstand admission.
26th Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster Season Goes Green Friday Night in Chico, CA
Aptos, CA)- A long winter comes to a close on Friday night, as the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster is set to kick off it’s 26th season at the Silver Dollar Speedway.
Eight time, and defending, series champion, Andy Forsberg comes into the series opener as a heavy favorite as he has not been defeated in 2016, and won the series’ final event of 2015 at the Stockton Dirt Track.
Forsberg and car owner, Cody Geaney, will come into this event with nothing but momentum on their side, as they successfully completed a weekend sweep at the Stockton Dirt Track.
Though hot, Forsberg will not be the only driver entering the event with momentum. 2014 Series Champ, Shane Golobic, will be in action on Friday night fresh off of his first career USAC National Midget win during the Shamrock Classic in DuQuoin, IL.
In 2015 the series saw a hotly contested Championship battle come down to the final night of the season, and with 12-races on the docket in 2016, the battle should again be a fun one to watch.
Other drivers expected to be on hand Friday night include St. Helena, CA driver, Rico Abreu, Fresno, CA drivers, Koen and Kyle Shaw, Paradise, CA wheelman Kyle Hirst, Princeton, CA driver Mason Moore, Clarksburg, CA’s Justyn Cox, Kingsburg CA’s Cory Eliason, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign and Bradley Terrell, as well as a host of other 360ci competitors.
Also scheduled to make a cameo on Friday night is Noblesville, IN driver, Bryan Clauson. Clauson is amidst a daunting 2016 schedule that will see him attempt to run 200 races. With California roots, Clauson will be looking to join his father, Tim, as a Civil War victor.
Tickets for Friday’s event are starting at $6 for children, $14 for Juniors and Seniors, and will be $17 for adults, while kids five and under are admitted for free. The main grandstand is scheduled to open at 5pm, while qualifying time trials is slated to go green at 630pm.
March 25th- Silver Dollar Speedway
May 28th- Marysville Raceway (Mel Hall Memorial)
May 29th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Fair Race)
June 11th- Placerville Speedway
June 18th- Petaluma Speedway
July 15th- Ocean Speedway (Howard Kaeding Classic)
August 6th- Placerville Speedway (Mark Forni Classic)
August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)
September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)
September 17th- Marysville Raceway
September 24th- Petaluma Speedway
November 5th- Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute To GP)