Sprint Cars to Race for Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Seven events for winged 360 Sprint Cars highlight schedule at Vermont track
For Immediate Release
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Sprint Cars have a new home in the northeast: The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The lightning-fast, wild-looking cars are powered by alcohol-burning, 360 cubic-inch engines that produce 600 horsepower, with aerodynamic wings mounted above both the driver and the front axle. Sprint Cars will compete in seven events on the 3/10-mile, paperclip-shaped Vermont track and – for the first time in Devil’s Bowl history – will vie for a season-long championship title.
As part of Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 50th season, The Dirt Track will host the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour six times, with each race counting toward the track title. SCoNE will run on Sunday nights including a Memorial Day Weekend special on May 29, the Independence Day Weekend Triple Crown finale on July 3, and a Labor Day Weekend event on September 4. Other SCoNE races will be held on June 19, July 10, and August 14.
The seventh and final race will be the second annual $3,000-to-win, open-competition Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals event on Saturday, September 24. The regular SCoNE and Devil’s Bowl teams will again face off against Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) racers from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Eastern Canada; teams from seven U.S. states and two Canadian provinces made up the field for last year’s inaugural race.
Four Sprint Car races have been held since the 3/10-mile Dirt Track was constructed in the fall of 2014, with SCoNE top guns “Professor” Chris Donnelly and Danny “The Show” Douville each winning twice. Donnelly, of Piermont, N.H., won the first race in 2014, then backed it up at the WhistlePig Whiskey Independence Day Special last July. Bridgewater, N.H., racer Douville won in August, and then stunned the high-profile ESS teams by winning the Fabian Earthmoving Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals.
Donnelly and Douville may be the early favorites for the inaugural Devil’s Bowl track title, but they’ll likely face stout competition during the year from Vermonters Kevin Chaffee, Will Hull, and local favorites Lacey and James Hanson, New Hampshire’s Clay Dow and Jake Williams, former Devil’s Bowl ESS winner Scott Holcomb of Connecticut, and at least a dozen others.
“We’ve been thrilled with our Sprint Car shows so far,” Devil’s Bowl promoter Mike Bruno said. “The cars are extremely fast, and their crashes and flips are just as exciting to watch as the racing. We’re really looking forward to crowning the first Devil’s Bowl Speedway Sprint Car champion this year.”
Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 50th season of racing includes a full slate of action for both its asphalt half-mile and dirt 3/10-mile tracks, totaling 27 scheduled events. Opening weekend is scheduled for May 21-22.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – West Haven, Vt.
2016 Sprint Car Division – Schedule of Events
THE DIRT TRACK AT DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY (schedule subject to change)
No. Day Date Time Notes
1. Sun. May 29 6:00 p.m. Sprint Car Season Opener
2. Sun. June 19 6:00 p.m.
3. Sun. July 3 6:00 p.m. Independence Day Special
4. Sun. July 10 6:00 p.m. Double-Points Mid-Season Championships
5. Sun. Aug. 14 6:00 p.m.
6. Sun. Sept. 4 5:00 p.m. Labor Day Special
7. Sat. Sept. 24 5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals
Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint at All-Tech Raceway
The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Series is looking forward to making their first appearances on Sunday, February 7 at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fl. This will the first time sprint cars have race at All-Tech since it has been converted to a dirt race track.
Joining the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints will be the Hobby/Street Stocks and the V8/Pure Stocks. Hot laps at 3: pm and racing at 4:00 pm. Come out for a high speed action filled afternoon of sprint car racing.
The purse for the All Tech Raceway event is $1,100.00 to win, 5 place $425.00, 10 place $300.00, 15 Place $225, 20 place $200.00 and anyone making an Honest Attempt to race but cannot start the feature will receive $50.00.
GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region Reveals Inaugural 2016 Schedule
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 1, 2016) - The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Series has established a partnership with the National Championship Racing Association, which is better known as the NCRA.
The GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region has been created for the 2016 season with the region currently hosting 18 races at eight tracks throughout Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma on its tentative schedule.
"Tommie (Estes Jr.) is a former NCRA winner," said NCRA Owner C. Ray Hall, who was one of the founding members of the series in 1971. "I've known him and worked with him as a racer and as a promoter. He has an opportunity that I think is good for racing."
The 2016 campaign begins March 25-26 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., which is a GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series event paying $10,000 to win during the finale.
The region has five additional dates at 81 Speedway, including a race in April, May, June, September and October.
Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., will hold three events, including a doubleheader on July 1-2 featuring the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series. That finale will also pay $10,000 to win.
The 60th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals is another highlighted event on the regional slate with the marquee event at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., set for July 15-16.
Additional tracks hosting at least one GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region event include: Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan.; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.; Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla.; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.; and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.
"We are very excited to be working with C. Ray Hall and his NCRA team," NSL National Director Tommie Estes Jr. said. "This is a great opportunity for both the NCRA as well as the NSL and we're looking forward to a great partnership."
This is a tentative schedule. Stay tuned to http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com for any changes to the 2016 slate.
2016 GOMUDDY.COM NCRA/NSL 360 REGION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
March 25 81 Speedway National Event
March 26 81 Speedway National Event
April 16 81 Speedway
May 7 Dodge City Raceway Park
May 27 Salina Speedway
May 28 81 Speedway
June 11 Junction Motor Speedway
June 18 81 Speedway
July 1 Dodge City Raceway Park National Event
July 2 Dodge City Raceway Park National Event
July 15 Kansas State Fairgrounds
July 16 Kansas State Fairgrounds
July 22 Outlaw Motor Speedway
July 23 Salina Highbanks Speedway
Sept. 4 81 Speedway
Sept. 30 I-80 Speedway Tentative
Oct. 1 I-80 Speedway Tentative
Oct. 8 81 Speedway
CRSA Sprints To Host Informational Meeting
SODUS, NY - CRSA Sprints will host an informational meeting for any and all individuals and teams looking for the latest about the touring series on Saturday, February 6th at 11:30 AM in Oneonta, NY. Information to be shared and discussed includes the tentative schedule of events for 2016, series membership, technical information, and additional general information.
RaceSaver Tires will be available at the meeting on a pre-order basis by calling Mike at Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc. (585) 370-6495 or texting the same number. You may also contact Mike by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders must be received by 10:00 AM on Monday, February 1st for delivery on the day of the meeting.
CRSA Sprints Informational Meeting Location:
24 Oneida St, Oneonta, NY 13820
GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 Series Provides Unique Option for Racers
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 26, 2016) - The GOMUDDY.COM National Sprint League 360 Series will usher in a fresh opportunity for 360ci winged sprint car competitors when the inaugural season begins in less than two months.
The series has a unique format to determine the national champion as well as drivers who earn bonus money - titled the 'Cash Bowl' - throughout the 2016 campaign. Any driver who competes in at least one national race and 15 regional races is eligible for the Cash Bowl, which pays $10 per point.
The final night of a national event provides 120 points to win and eight points to start the main event. Regional races deliver 30 points to win and two points to start.
"We're putting it out there for everybody to get a piece of," NSL National Director Tommie Estes Jr. said. "Anywhere we have a region I'm trying to put a national event. I'm trying to go after the 85 percent of drivers who don't have the budget to travel the country."
For example, if a driver finishes 10th during 15 regional races (nine points per 10th-place result) and 10th during five national finales (36 points per 10th-place result), he or she would garner 315 total points. Multiply that by $10 per point and the Cash Bowl would provide $3,150. The better results a driver earns means more points, which equates to more money from the Cash Bowl. The same applies to the number of races a driver tackles during the season.
There are currently eight national events with two regions each boasting approximately 20 races. Several additional regions and their schedules will be released in the near future.
Additionally, the top five drivers in overall national and regional points at the end of the 2016 season will split more than $50,000 in bonus money with the national champion pocketing $20,000.
Also of note, teams that don't have the NSL engine gasket and want to race are eligible for the full purse at all national and regional races in 2016.
"There's no reason anybody can't run an NSL race," Estes Jr. said. "To be eligible for the Cash Bowl and the bonus money you must run with a gasket, but anyone with an ASCS legal motor can run our events for the full purse. If you run with the gasket you will get Cash Bowl points."
Stay tuned to http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com for news and information about new regions developing across the country.
2016 Patriot Sprint Tour Series Schedule Announced
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Contact: Paul Harkenrider
(Sodus, NY) The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) is pleased to announce its tentative racing schedule for the 2016 season which includes 34 events at 22 different venues, encompassing New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario. A total of 27 events comprise the PST American tour plus nine additional shows in the mix to make up the PST Canadian tour.
“We’re a bit ahead with the 2016 schedule and I’m working with a few track promoters in the Northeast in hopes that we can add another few races,” said Mike Emhof, PST Owner.
Fans throughout the Northeast will have the opportunity to experience the excitement of 360 Sprint car racing. Racers will get to enjoy the diversity at a variety of venues that the PST offers.
The first PST Canadian points race kicks off in Thorold, Ontario at the Merrittville Speedway for the annual ‘Spring Sizzler,’ paying $2,000-to-win on April 23. The first PST American Series points race will be a long awaited return for the Patriots at the Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY on Sunday, May 1. This will be the first series race at the Quarter Mile Oval since 2005.
Tracks familiar to the Patriot Sprint Tour such as Canandaigua Motorsports Park and the high banks of Woodhull are up next. The tour rolls on to Eastern New York State for the first time in a number of years, attacking the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend. Both events are $2,000-to-win paydays.
A few memorial events dot the schedule. The Patriots will make their annual trek south for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial at the Selinsgrove Speedway, a $2,571-to-win race with time trials on June 18. The Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY, on Aug. 23rd, pays $2,000-to-win. The following night, the winner’s share reaches $3,500-to-win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
A pair of races presented by Bonnell Collision Centers will fill a weekend in late June with one race at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH on June 24 and Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY on June 25.
The series continues its traditional holiday bonus races to celebrate our country’s independence at the McKean County Raceway on Thursday, June 30 followed by Little Valley Speedway (July 1), Mercer Raceway Park (July 2), and the Eriez Speedway (July 3) rounding out a full throttle sprint car holiday weekend.
Other notable tracks hosting PST American Series races include Ransomville Speedway, Brewerton Speedway, Fulton Speedway, Penn Can Speedway.
The PST Canadian Series will swing through Brockville Ontario Speedway and Cornwall Motor Speedway on two summer weekends. The big payday and a weekend with great prestige will be hosted by Oshweken Speedway for the $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The series will crown a champion at Brockville in October with $5,000 to win.
The final 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour schedule will be released at the Motorsports Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th, and 13th.
2016 Tentative PST Schedule
Sat Mar 12 Gater News Motorsports Expo
Sun Mar 13 Gater News Motorsports Expo
Sat Apr 23 Merrittville Speedway (PST-C)
Sun May 1 Five Mile Point Speedway (PST-A)
Fri May 6 TBA
Sat May 7 Canandaigua Motorsports Park (PST-A)
Sat May 14 Woodhull Raceway (PST-A)
Fri May 27 Albany Saratoga Speedway (PST-A)
Sat May 28 Fonda Speedway (PST-A)
Fri June 3 Ransomville Speedway (PST-A)
Sat June 4 Fulton Speedway (PST-A)
Fri June 10 Ohsweken Speedway (PST-C)
Sat June 18 Selinsgrove Speedway (PST-A)
Fri June 24 Raceway 7 (PST-A)
Sat June 25 Stateline Speedway (PST-A)
Thur June 30 McKean County Raceway (PST-A)
Fri July 1 Little Valley Speedway (PST-A)
Sat July 2 Mercer Raceway Park (PST-A)
Sun July 3 Eriez Speedway (PST-A)
Sat July 16 Brockville Ontario Speedway (PST-C)
Sun July 17 Cornwall Motor Speedway (PST-C)
Fri July 22 Penn Can Speedway (PST-A)
Sat July 23 Woodhull Raceway (PST-A)
Fri July 29 Ransomville Speedway (PST-A)
Fri Aug 5 Black Rock Speedway (PST-A)
Sat Aug 13 Fonda Speedway (PST-A)
Sat Aug 20 Brockville Ontario Speedway (PST-C)
Sun Aug 21 Cornwall Motor Speedway (PST-C)
Tues Aug 23 I-88 Speedway (PST-A)
Wed Aug 24 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (PST-A)
Fri Sept 2 Raceway 7 (PST-A)
Sat Sept 3 Mercer Raceway Park (PST-A)
Sun Sept 4 Eriez Speedway (PST-A)
Sat Sept 10 TBA
Fri Sept 17 Ohsweken Speedway (PST-C)
Sat Sept 18 Ohsweken Speedway (PST-C)
Sat Oct 15 Brockville Ontario Speedway (PST-C
PST-A Patriot Sprint Tour American Event
PST-C Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian Event
CRSA Sprints Releases Tentative 2016 Racing Schedule
SODUS, NY – The Racesaver® CRSA Sprints have released a tentative 2016 schedule for the 305 winged sprint series. The current schedule includes seven familiar racing venues from this past season. A majority of races will be held at speedways east of I-81.
The season will kick off at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, NY. The ½-mile speed plant will host three races in 2016. Mike Kiser of Cooperstown won the last Racesaver® CRSA Sprints race at Fonda held in September 2015.
Also hosting three races will be Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, the first of which will be on May 20th. Eddie Strada of Lake Ariel, PA took the checkers during the tour’s last visit in August.
Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, in Fultonville, NY, is a new addition to the tour schedule in 2016.
The Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY will host a tour high of four races in 2016. Last year, five races were hosted and four different drivers visited victory lane. Cory Sparks of Edinburg, NY, hometown driver Brian Krummel, and Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, NJ scored wins along with Middletown local Scott Goodrich capturing two of his nine wins in the season on the track in his hometown.
Also hosting four races will be I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY. Goodrich also claimed two victories at I-88 last season, claiming half of the wins. Krummel claimed his second win of 2015 at I-88 last July. Emily Vanlnwegen of Sparrow Bush, NY captured her second win of the season in Afton, her first coming earlier in the season at the Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY.
Five Mile Point Speedway, along with Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Utica-Rome Speedway will host a pair of Racesaver® CRSA Sprints races, bringing the current schedule to a total of 22 events.
The final 2016 Racesaver® CRSA Sprints schedule will be released at the Gater News Motorsports Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th & 13th.
For the latest news and updates on an affordable racing series that produced 11 different winners in 2015, bookmark www.crsasprintcars.com on your internet browsers. The series can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Tentative 2016 Racesaver® CRSA Sprints Schedule
April 23 Fonday Speedway
May 7 Orange County Fair Speedway
May 20 Penn Can Speedway
June 3 I-88 Speedway
June 11 Orange County Fair Speedway
June 19 Utica-Rome Speedway
July 1 I-88 Speedway
July 2 Fonda Speedway
July 9 Orange County Fair Speedway
July 22 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
July 23 Five Mile Point Speedway
Aug 6 Orange County Fair Speedway
Aug 12 Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Aug 13 Port Royal Speedway – PASS/CRSA Challenge (non points)
Aug 19 Penn Can Speedway
Aug 20 Five Mile Point Speedway
Aug 23 I-88 Speedway - Earl Halaquist Memorial
Sept 9 Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Sept 10 Utica-Rome Speedway - New Yorker Special Event
Sept 23 Fonda Speedway
Sept 24 I-88 Speedway
Oct 15 Penn Can Speedway – King of the Can Weekend
Winged 360 Sprint Car addition to World of Outlaws weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track make it a must see on Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19
By Gary Thomas
Stockton, CA – January 21 2016…If you are a fan of Winged Sprint Car racing the place to be on Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19 is without a doubt the Stockton Dirt Track for the third annual FVP Western Spring Shootout.
Not only will the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series be on hand for the weekend, but Winged 360 Sprint Cars have also been added to the card each night. The Winged 360’s will run under no sanction, but will follow PMG 360 (Civil War/ Taco Bravo) rules. Each night will pay $3,000-to-win and if a driver ends up winning both nights there is an extra $2,000 double down bonus up for grabs.
The expansion to have both 410’s & 360’s during the weekend continues the trend of the Stockton Dirt Track attempting to form marquee events each season.
“We’re excited to have the Winged 360 Sprints compete alongside the World of Outlaws on March 18 & 19 at the Stockton Dirt Track,” said promoter Tony Noceti. “It really is a Sprint Car lover’s dream weekend and it gets even better when you add in the special show at Delta Speedway on Thursday night. We want to create major events like this and get as many campers to the fairgrounds as we can. Going to the races is so much more than just watching cars go around the track. It’s about friendships, camaraderie, enjoying a cold or hot beverage and having a good time. Our focus here is to continue improving the fan experience and we’re trying to do as much as possible to give everyone the most bang for their buck as we can.”
Last year’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event featured two thrilling nights of racing, with the opener seeing eventual Outlaw champion Donny Schatz come out on top of a photo finish with Shane Stewart. The finale was then captured by California favorite Rico Abreu, who battled his way past Terry McCarl for the popular win.
Two-night adult General Admission tickets 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 tickets 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.
Camping will also be available during the weekend with a number of great spots for RV’s and Campers on the fairgrounds. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as we can. There is a two-day minimum for camping at the event with the cost being $33 a night. Friday night following the races there will be a party on the VIP deck of the main grandstand. Drinks & food will be available and everyone is encouraged to attend. The party will be in close proximity to the pit & camping area. There will also be a Saturday morning breakfast held for the second straight year.
Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, as noted will be running a special race on Thursday March 17, making it a three-night happening on the property. Plans are to once again have a few special guests compete aboard a Micro Sprint during the night. The Delta Speedway is just a short walk across the parking lot from the camping area behind the grandstands at the Dirt Track.
FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the spring weekend destination event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, where each night will be a separate points-paying race for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.
Patriot Sprint Tour, Short Track Super Series Set To Return For Three Big Dates In 2016
For Immediate Release - January 17th, 2016
Woodhull, N.Y. – In the first of what will be several schedule announcements made this offseason, Woodhull Raceway is proud to announce that the Patriot Sprint Tour and Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series will return for the 2016 race season.
The Patriot Sprint Tour, at the controls of Mike Emhof, will make two big stops to ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’ with one date in May and one date in July.
“If you’ve never seen the sprint cars at Woodhull- you are missing out,” said Woodhull Raceway owner and promoter Ted White.
“When the 360’s come to town, fans get to see the shear speed and handling ability of these powerful machines.”
The tour will first stop in Steuben County on Saturday May 14th where they will join the 370 Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, 360 Late Models, Street Stocks and Quad C. Bryan Howland will try to capture his fourth career Woodhull victory in 2016, but hopes to try and not get that victory with the last-lap heroics he employed in May of 2015.
Howland hunted down Robbie Stillwaggon to take the lead and the win as the white flag was displayed. Howland went on to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals later on that season at Glenn Styres’ Ohsweken Speedway.
The second Patriot Sprint Tour stop of 2016 will comes on Saturday July 23rd, where the powerful 360 Sprints will once again join the 370 Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, 360 Late Models, Street Stocks and Quad C.
Montrose, New York’s Justin Barger took the checkered flag last July, after losing his brakes during the event and navigating lapped traffic the best at the end. It was the third time in four years that Barger had won the July race at Woodhull- accounting for each of his three Woodhull victories.
Emhof recently took over the controls of the CRSA 305 Sprint Car Series, which leaves open the possibility of the 305’s visiting Woodhull in 2016. However a date has not been set at this time, stay tuned to the Woodhull Raceway website and social media outlets for future announcements.
As was previously announced, the Short Track Super Series will return for the second consecutive season on Tuesday August 16th with the second running of ‘Hustlin’ The Highbanks’. This year’s version will be named ‘Hustlin’ The Highbanks 52’, a 52-lap $5,200-to-win Modified main event- part of the Short Track Super Series North Region series. The race will also pay a minimum of $400 just to take the green flag.
If 2015 was any indication; this August mid-week program will be one that any dirt fan cannot miss! The inaugural trip for the STSS to Woodhull saw an epic battle for the win between perennial powerhouse Stewart Friesen and local hero Dylan Dewert in his own No. 28.
Friesen and Dewert swapped the lead back and forth for much of the latter stages of the 51-lap affair, with Friesen eventually taking the victory. Friesen later confirmed why Woodhull is known as ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’ not only due to the challenging one-third-mile layout, but the tough local Southern Tier competitors.
The Short Track Super Series will be once again joined by the GRIT Racing Series Crate Sportsman for a 25-lap event, paying a cool $1,000 to the winner. Woodhull’s popular Quad C 4-Cylinder Challenge will also join the racing card that night.
More information about these three big nights will be forthcoming on the official 2016 schedule. But for now, circle your dirt racing calendars to join the passionate Woodhull fan base to see the excitement of the Patriot Sprint Tour and the Short Track Super Series this season!
Mike Emhof Motorsports Acquires CRSA Sprint Car Tour
SODUS, NY – Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc. (MEM), a sprint car parts distributor and racing promotions company, has added to its holdings with the acquisition of the RACESAVER® CRSA Sprint Car Series. The purchase brings the number of series operated by MEM to three. The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) & CNYMS Mini Sprint Series have been under ownership of MEM for several years.
During the offseason months, Mike Emhof and Mike VanDusen, owner of the CRSA series for the past five years, worked closely to finalize the details of the acquisition with a number of common goals to protect the integrity and future of the series. From race dates, to racing operations, competitors and fans can expect to see business as usual, with the exception of CRSA adopting the IMCA sanction.
“I’m glad that the series is going to continue under the same RACESAVER® format,” said VanDusen.
VanDusen’s comment reflects the premise of the series to offer stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application, and fair purse distribution.
“Mike and his wife Debbie have done a fantastic job operating the CRSA series over the past five years and we share the goal of providing an affordable platform in a racing series that maintains a level playing field,” commented Mike Emhof.
VanDusen will remain involved with the series in a technical supporting role at the track and as a consultant during the 2016 season.
Along with the acquisition announcement, MEM announced that Greg Hixson will be the Director of Race Operations for the RACESAVER® CRSA Sprints. Hixson has worked under the MEM umbrella in roles with the CNYMS Mini Sprints, then with PST. Hixson has also been the race director at Black Rock Speedway and Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
“Greg has worked with me many, many years and is well respected within the racing community. He’ll have the full support of the MEM organization
behind him with the RACESAVER® CRSA Sprints,” expressed Emhof.
A RACESAVER® CRSA Sprints 2016 schedule will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 Tri-State Region Schedule Announced
Windom, MN (January 11, 2016) – Plans have been unveiled for the GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 Tri-State Region Series! Over twenty events at five different venues have been announced for the series.
The Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota will play host to the majority of the series. Six of those events will include “Double Features”, each paying $1,500 to win. The Barb Wieskus Classic will see a nice payday for drivers on July 29. The season in Jackson will conclude with the $10,000 to win 38th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.
Tri-State Region Speedweek will commence Tuesday, July 19 through Friday July 22. Speedweek will start Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, before moving to a to be determined venue Wednesday, Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minnesota Thursday and conclude at Jackson Motorplex Friday.
Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minnesota will host the series on Thursday, June 2. The series will conclude its season on October 1 at Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Other dates and venues are to be determined.
There will be much more released on the 2016 National Sprint League season in the weeks to come! Stay tuned to www.NationalSprintLeague.com as well as our Facebook and Twitter!
2016 GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 Tri-State Region Schedule
Friday, April 22: Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA
Friday, May 6: Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA
Friday, May 13: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN
Friday, May 20: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN
Friday, May 27: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, Double Features
Thursday, June 2: Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, MN
Friday, June 3: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN
Friday, June 10: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, Double Features
Thursday, June 16: TBA
Friday, June 17: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN
Friday, July 1: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN
Friday, July 8: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, Double Features
Friday, July 15: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, Double Features
Tuesday, July 19: Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA*
Wednesday, July 20: TBA*
Thursday, July 21: Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN*
Friday, July 22: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN*
Friday, July 29: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, Barb Wieskus Classic
Friday, August 19: TBA
Friday, August 26: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, Double Features
Friday, September 2: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, 38th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals
Saturday, September 3: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN, 38th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals
Sunday, September 4: Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN 38th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, $10,000 to win
Friday, September 16: Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA
Saturday, October 1: Redwood Speedway, Redwood Falls, MN
*Tri-State Region Speedweek
URSS Releases 2016 Tentative Schedule and Announces Partnership with Racesaver/IMCA
The United Rebel Sprint Series will kick off its Eleventh Season of 305 Sprint Car Racing. The Series that was built on affordable Sprint Car racing is pleased to announce that starting this season that the series will run under the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Sanction. The Series was founded with the motto “Having More Fun Than The Law Should Allow” is looking forward to putting on the best shows possible for all of its loyal followers and the partnership with Racesaver/IMCA with enable the series to grow even bigger in 2016 and beyond.
Opening night for the 11th annual series is April 10 at WaKeeney Speedway. The final point’s night is scheduled Sept. 24 at Dodge City Raceway Park.
The partnership with the IMCA Sanctioning will open up the Series to pick up race dates not only in Kansas, but also in Western Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado, which used to boast a robust regional with the URSS in the past.
The 2015 Season was a reflection of what the Series was founded on, “Parity” in competition. The Myers Engine URSS National Points Championship featured nine different winners in the ten National Points events held. Jake Bubak of Golden, Colorado did what founder Rick Salem though would be impossible to pull off, Bubak claimed his third straight National Crown.
The Kansas Region Championship was no different as fifteen different drivers claimed victories in the nineteen races in the past season. Quinter Kansas’s Zach Blurton took the Championship with a string of top ten finishes including a three wins this season. Blurton made all but one of the 19 races in the Kansas Region and used solid finishes and a single DNF to win the Kansas Points Championship. Blurton adds his third title to his resume in his nine years of racing with the URSS Series, Blurton was the 2010 National Rookie of the Year as well as the 2010 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year.
A stout field of URSS Veterans were joined by an unbelievably strong group of rookies in 2015. The National Rookie of the Year Austin Mclean out of Greeley Colorado qualified for six out of the ten National Race events and used a string of strong finishes to win the title by a mere 8 points. In the Kansas Region, Liberal Kansas driver Tracey Hill made all 19 of the Kansas Region races this season and made the most of his rookie season by making the A Feature in 12 of those 19 starts.
“I started this series to bring affordable Sprint Car racing back to Kansas. Tracks couldn’t afford it and drivers couldn’t afford it,” explained Salem. “When I started, I wanted to get everybody on the same page. I went through all the rules and ours were basically the same as RaceSaver’s.”
“The United Rebel Sprint Series ranks among the premier series for the division,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “Their events will complement weekly shows at many of our sanctioned tracks in the four-state area.
2016 URSS TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Sun 10th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 17th LONGDALE SPEEDWAY, LONGDALE, OK (N)
Sun 24th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 30th RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS, KS
Sun 15th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sun 29th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Mon 30th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 4th THOMAS COUNTY SPEEDWAY, COLBY KS
Sun 12th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sun 26th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Fri 1st DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS (N
Sat 2nd DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS (N)
Sun 3rd WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Fri 15th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS (N)
Sat 16th RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS KS (N)
Sun 17th RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS KS (N)
Sun 24th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 30th COLORADO MOTORSPORTS PARK, BYERS, CO (N)
Fri 5th RUSH CO. SPEEDWAY, LACROSSE KS (N)
Sat 6th BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS (N)
Sat 14th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 27th BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS (T,N)
Sun 28th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 1st-4th RACESAVER NATLS, LINCOLN, NE ( NO URSS POINTS )
Sun 11th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS
Sat 17th LONGDALE SPEEDWAY, LONGDALE, OK (N)
Sat 24TH DCRP, DODGE CITY KS (N)
(Additional dates will be added)
360 Series Points
1. Steve Poirier 2088
2. Jason Barney 2012
3. Paul Kinney 1705
4. Matt Tanner 1660
5. Chuck Hebing 1554
6. Tommy Wickham 1362
7. P. Colagiovanni 1245
8. Shawn Donath 1196
9. Dylan Swiernik 1111
10. Dave Axton 986
1. S. Reakes IV 2039
2. Kyle Drum 1977
3. Steve Collins 1786
4. Dave Just 1772
5. Scott Just 1758
6. George Suprick 1753
7. Jared Zimbardi 1719
8. Tyler Graves 1433
9. S. Hutchinson Jr. 1405
10. Jake Muench 1153
1. Jared Zimbardi 835
2. Jason Barney 825
3. Justin Martin 697
4. Chris Jones 611
5. Steve Poirier 577
6. Michael Parent 536
7. Kyle Fraser 535
8. Mitch Brown 522
9. Devin Caron 507
10. Rick Wilson 487
1. CJ Johnson 3465
2. Jeremy Campbell 3400
3. Jeff Stasa 3120
4. Jon Freeman 3110
5. J.D. Johnson 2870
6. R.Seeman 2700
7. Jake Greider 2345
8. Jack Dover 2120
9. Josh Fairbank 2035
10. Don Droud Jr. 1915
1. Mitch Brown 1974
2. Glenn Styres 1835
3. Chris Jones 1685
4. Keith Dempster 1590
5. Cory Turner 1570
6. Ryan Turner 1549
7. Jamie Turner 1529
8. Shawn Sliter 1396
9. F. Baranowski 1306
10. W. Mahoney 1209