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)
GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series Eyes Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout as Opener
WINDOM, Minn. (March 14, 2016) - There's only a week and a half remaining before the inaugural season for the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series will make its second attempt to debut.
All eyes have shifted to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the $10,000-to-win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout March 25-26 following the rain out of the season opener last weekend. The marquee event, which is co-sanctioned with the GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region, will also host a practice night on March 24 that includes a special qualifying session with bonus money up for grabs.
"The Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout will be a tremendous event to get the year started," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series National Director Tommie Estes Jr. said. "It's a prestigious event that has a lot of money on the line and we're thrilled to have it on the NSL schedule."
The action begins with an optional qualifying session on March 24 that pays $500 for quick time with the second quickest driver netting $300 and third quickest $200. This special event has no impact on the remainder of the weekend.
Racing kicks off on March 25 with the opening round paying $1,500 to win and $250 to start. The finale the following night offers $10,000 to win, $6,000 for second, $4,000 for third and $500 to start.
Danny Lasoski and Jason Johnson are two-time winners of the event with Kevin Swindell the only other driver to reach Victory Lane at the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.
Top Northern California Sprint Car teams invade Stockton for 360 portion of the FVP Western Spring Shootout March 18 & 19
By Gary Thomas
Stockton, CA – March 14, 2016…The biggest weekend in the short history of the Stockton Dirt Track is set to commence this Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19 when the third annual FVP Western Spring Shootout takes to the blazing fast 3/8 mile clay oval.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event has seen thrilling finishes each of the last two-years and much of the same is expected at the double header this weekend. The FVP Western Spring Shootout is the only Sprint Car show going on this Friday & Saturday in Northern California, so if you want your methanol fix, Stockton is the place to be. Adding to the excitement this weekend will be Winged 360 Sprints competing alongside the “Greatest Show on Dirt.”
Each night for the Winged Sprint Cars pays $3,000-to-win, along with a $2000 double-down bonus up for grabs if someone sweeps the weekend. The 360 Dash both nights will also feature $1000 distributed to the top three finishers. The winner will receive $500, second place $300 & third place will score $200. Thanks to Reeve's Sand & Gravel, Sunny Valley Smoked Meats, the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival & Noceti Group Inc. for the extra Dash money.
One of the drivers on hand will be Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, who secured his eighth Civil War Series title with a dominating performance at the Stockton Dirt Track last November. The always thrilling driver set the all-time 360 track record to begin the evening and capped it by easily winning the 30-lap feature. He also started this year in victorious fashion by winning the Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial in Marysville. Forsberg will be gunning for the double down bonus this weekend, but will have to contend with multiple other drivers looking to do the same.
The driver that finished runner up to Forsberg last November at the Tribute to Gary Patterson, Justyn Cox, will also be in action this weekend. The Clarksburg, CA wheel-man is set to chase points with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series in 2016, along with a healthy schedule of additional events. Last year’s Ocean Sprints & Marysville Raceway track champion Justin Sanders will also be searching for his first Stockton Dirt Track victory this weekend. The Watsonville based competitor raced to an impressive 20 main event victories last season.
Roseville’s Colby Copeland scored his first career Sprint Car win at the Stockton Dirt Track in June of 2014 and will be hoping for more of the same this weekend. Copeland finished third in November during the Civil War Series portion of the Tribute to GP and tallied seven overall victories last season. Fellow Roseville racer Sean Becker will be another top driver looking to take home the big money. Becker, a three-time Civil War Series champion, five-time Silver Dollar Speedway champ & the 2005 King of the West Series titlist will be gunning for his first ever triumph at the track.
More drivers expected will include Fresno’s Cory Eliason, Wilton’s Matt Petersen, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Rio Linda’s Scott Hall, Sacramento’s DJ Freitas, Princeton’s Mason Moore, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Hollister’s Tony Gualda Jr., Marysville’s Jeremy Hawes, Santa Rosa’s Klint Simpson and others.
Drivers meeting will be at 4pm and we will be utilizing Civil War Series rules & format, with the exception being there is no muffler rule.
Two-night adult General Admission ticket packages for the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand ticket packages cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=195 or call (844) 347-8849.
The pit gate opens at noon both days, with the front gate opening at 4pm each day. Will call & the ticket booth opens at 3pm on Friday & 1pm on Saturday. Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin around 7pm both days. Friday night following the races there will be a party on the VIP deck of the main grandstand. Drinks & food will be available for purchase and everyone is encouraged to attend. There will also be a Saturday morning breakfast held on the fairgrounds from 8am to 11am.
During the afternoon on Saturday radio personality DJ Walker and Kat Country 103 will be doing a live radio remote in the midway behind the grandstands. As always a car show will also take place during the day.
Weekend Schedule at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds-
Thursday March 17: Delta Speedway - Super 600, Non-Wing, Restricted, Jr. Sprints, Outlaw Karts (Open division 500’s)
Friday March 18: Stockton Dirt Track - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Saturday March 19: Stockton Dirt Track - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Ameri-Flex / OCRS Season Preview
OCRS Public Relations
Tulsa OK (March 11, 2016) - Anticipation of thrilling action is once again in the air as another Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car season is about to begin. 2016 will bring some fresh ideas into the fold while still retaining some of the traditional programs and events that make the seasoned dirt track warriors a popular series to witness in the deep southern plains. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is scheduled to payout the highest amount of prize money during a single season in series history, which will be aided by the $5000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge in September (more on that in a moment). Hoosier Tire Southwest will return once again as the major point fund contributor for the fourth year in a row with a traditional sum that enters the five digit zone.
Defending champion Robert Sellers of Mustang OK will look to become the first driver to repeat a championship drive since Jamie Passmore accomplished the feat in 2009 - 2010. Passmore’s run also included a title in 2008 for a rare three-peat performance. Mr. Sellers will have the likes of Whit ‘Gasman’ Gastineau (Moore OK) and Zach Chappell (Talala OK) as a couple of drivers that will also be strong favorites to earn the right to collect the coveted Harold Leep Championship Trophy. Shane Sellers would be a sure threat as well, but military duties will see the Tuttle OK driver AWOL for a few shows early in the season. Look for Shane to improve on his two wins from last year even with some absence to his attendance card.
Popular series favorites including Johnny Kent, Cameron Hagin, Shayla Waddell, Casey Wills, Perry Pickard, Michael Bookout and Joseph Miller just to name a few, look to compete within the series once again. Also, look for veteran drivers such as Joe Wood Jr, Alex Sewell, Mike Goodman, Danny Smith, Kyle Clark, Sheldon Barksdale, Sean McClelland, Brian McClelland, Jonathan Beason and several other pilots to make a handful of appearances throughout the schedule this season.
23 tour stops are set for 2016 with the season opener taking place at the 3/8-mile Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma on Saturday March 19th. Profile events such as the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada will again grace the schedule. As with last season, Dooling Machine Products will raise their flag as the title sponsor of the OSC event with $2000 going to the winner. Mark your calendars for September 10th on this jewel.
OSP will also be the destination for the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr Memorial race. This years event will have injected cash into the purse making it the highest paying HLJM event over the previous seven editions. Gary Owens of Pauls Valley OK will be seeking his fourth HLJM event in a row. Amazing.
The Harold Leep Classic returns to the Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday August 26th for the second running of this special event to honor one of the all time greats to ever strap into a race car. OMS will also present an all ‘Open Wheel Friday Night’ program that will feature Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints plus Powri West midgets and IMCA modifieds. This special program takes place on April 15th.
The race everyone will circle on their calendar in 2016 will be the highest paying race in series history, the “Ameri-Flex Challenge”. This unique event will be held September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. The Ameri-Flex Challenge will be limited to a 14-car field that will only be a mere 15 laps in length. The event winner will pocket $5000 with additional awards to the remaining 13 starters.
12 teams must qualify throughout the racing season to earn a lock-in spot into the Ameri-Flex Challenge with the title sponsor selecting two additional entrants. Once a field is set, all 14 teams will draw for their starting positions. There will be a complete Ameri-Flex / OCRS program on the same night thus making for an extra exciting program of sprint car action. This is an event that will have the attention of the entire open wheel sector.
March 19 Brill's Motor Speedway - Meeker, OK
April 2 TBA
April 9 Lawton Speedway - Lawton OK
April 15 Outlaw Motor Speedway - Muskogee OK
April 23 Tri-State Speedway - Pocola OK
May 7 Oklahoma Sports Park - Ada OK
May 14 Salina Highbanks Speedway - Salina OK
May 21 Longdale Speedway - Longdale, OK
May 28 Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, KS
June 4 Lawton Speedway - Lawton OK
June 17 Monett Speedway - Monett, MO
June 25 TBA
July 2 Tri-State Speedway - Pocola OK
July 9 Salina Highbanks Speedway - Salina OK
July 15 Humboldt Speedway - Humboldt, KS
July 16 Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, KS
July 23 Oklahoma Sports Park - Ada, OK
July 30 Lawton Speedway - Lawton OK
August 19 Southern Oklahoma Speedway - Ardmore Ok
August 20 Salina Highbanks Speedway - Salina OK
August 26 Outlaw Motor Speedway - Muskogee, OK
September 3 Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, KS
September 10 Oklahoma Sports Park - Ada, OK
September 16 Southern Oklahoma Speedway - Ardmore Ok
September 17 Brill's Motor Speedway - Meeker, OK
September 24 TBA
Canada's Gold Cup Added to GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Big Horn Region Schedule
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 10, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series will be showcased in two countries this season.
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Big Horn Region has added the 61st annual Gold Cup, which is a premier sprint car event at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 26-27, to its schedule.
"We've always been passionate about our clay oval and making sure we have entertaining events," Castrol Raceway Owner Rob Reeves said. "Having a reputable company like the NSL to partner with is fantastic for us."
The Gold Cup is Canada's oldest oval racing event and is one of the most prestigious to win in the country.
"We're excited that Rob and everyone at Castrol Raceway is coming on board," GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series National Director Tommie Estes Jr. said. "The Gold Cup has a lot of history and tradition and we're thrilled the NSL is a part of it."
Gold Cup tickets are available for sale at http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.
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.
Impending Storm Cancels GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series Opening Event at I-30
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 7, 2016) - The inaugural season for the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series will have to wait a couple more weeks before it kicks off.
Series officials and I-30 Speedway Owner Tracey Clay have cancelled the 28th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, which was scheduled for this Thursday through Saturday at the quarter-mile oval in Little Rock, Ark., because of an impending severe storm that is projected to drop several inches of rain throughout this week.
"Unfortunately the weather had a huge effect on us last fall when the event was originally scheduled and Mother Nature isn't playing nice again this week," Clay said. "With an estimated eight-to-nine inches of rain this week we felt the best decision was to cancel the event early before any teams or fans headed this way."
Tickets that have been purchased may be used at any non-World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at I-30 Speedway this season or refunded through the track. Entry fees that were sent in were not deposited.
The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series is now scheduled to make its debut March 25-26 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the 6th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout. That $10,000-to-win event, which has a practice night on March 24 that includes a special qualifying session with bonus money on the line, is co-sanctioned with the GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Series.
The 28th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires was co-sanctioned by the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region, which will now open the 2016 season on April 9 at I-30 Speedway.