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SCCT to Showcase a $60,000 Total Point Fund Once Again

Thanks to the generous support from Matt Wood of Elk Grove Ford, David Abreu of Abreu Vineyards and the team at Hoosier Racing Tires, this year's Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion will once again pocket $10,000 as part of an over $60,000 total point fund.

The top-15 drivers and teams at season's end will participate in the hefty championship fund. The overall campaign will feature 13 events at six different venues, with the season opener taking place on March 31 at Placerville Speedway.

Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Championship Point Fund

1. $10,000
2. $9,000
3. $8,000
4. $7,000
5. $6,000
6. $5,000
7. $4,000
8. $3,000
9. $2,000
10. $1,500
11. $1,250
12. $1,000
13. $1,000
14. $1,000
15. $1,000

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California

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Official Payout Revealed for $13,000 to win NCRA Sprint Opener

By David Smith, Jr.

Park City, Kansas – February 21, 2018 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and 81 Speedway have released the official payout for the eighth annual "Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout" that will once again open the season for the series 360-ci sprint car division.

This three-day event will take place on Thursday – Saturday night, March 29-31, 2018 with an open practice session for sprint cars only on Thursday night from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be free and pit passes will be $20.

Friday night will see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be $25 for ages 12 and up; $10 for ages 6-11 while all pit passes just $35. Double heat races and features will be on the race card with the feature winner earning $1500. This night's program will have no bearing on any event on Saturday night.

Saturday night will once again see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time set for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is again $25 for all ages 12 and up; $10 for ages 6-11 while all pit passes $35. Double heats, last chance qualifiers and the championship feature finale will be on the race card.

Drivers MUST compete both night's to be eligible for full pay. Any driver competing Saturday night only can start no better than eleventh in the championship feature and run for half pay.

Driver information and payout posted below:

NCRA or ASCS rules

$100 entry fee

Friday night format: Drivers will draw for heat race positions and compete in double heat races.

Friday night payout: A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1000, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $500, 7) $400, 8) $300, 9) $250, 10) $275, 11-22) $200

Saturday night format: Drivers will draw for heat race positions and compete in double heat races, Last chance qualifiers and feature line-ups based on total points gathered in both heat races.

Saturday Night Championship Feature: 1) $13,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $3000, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1400, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11) $1050, 12) $1000, 13) $1000, 14) $950, 15) $900, 16) $850, 17) $800, 18) $750, 19) $700, 20) $650, 21-22) $600

Non-Qualifiers: $200 per car

Transponder rental is $10 for the weekend.

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Official Rules Announced for NCRA vs NCRA Sprint Car Bandit Events!

Park City, Kansas – February 21, 2018 - Drivers and fans of both series have inquired about official rules for the Kansas-based National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division and the Texas-based NCRA 360-ci Sprint Car Bandit Series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply three co-sanctioned events and series officials have answered.
 
Both series will be joining forces on Saturday night, April 28, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore and over the Memorial Day Weekend; Saturday and Sunday night at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.
 
Rules are as follows for these three events:
 
1500# weight rule w/driver
NO Mufflers
Manuel wing sliders only
Tires - 92 inch Left rear RD12 or harder Hoosier; Right rear ASCS Med or RaceSaver Med.
 
NO tire Bleeders
 
Any further questions concerning rules for these three co-sanctioned events can be answered by calling the series office (316) 755-1781. To learn more on the NCRA sprint car division, access their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

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Inaugural Sprint Car Asparagus Cup invades Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday April 21
Event held in conjunction with the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

Stockton, CA – February 19, 2018...Noceti Group Inc. is excited to announce that for the first time ever motorsports will be coming to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival in April, with the inaugural Asparagus Cup set to be held at the Stockton Dirt Track. The event on Saturday April 21 will showcase a $10,000-to-win feature for Winged 360 Sprint Cars, with a purse that will be upwards of $40,000.

The San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun and now adds racing to the mix. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Asparagus Alley with delicious asparagus dishes, live entertainment, Health & Wellness Fair, countless vendors, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Cooking Demonstrations, Recipe Contest, Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Competition, Monster Truck rides, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, country farm animals and much more.

"We're thrilled to bring Sprint Car racing into the mix this year at the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival," commented NGI President Tony Noceti. "The festival is a great opportunity to try and introduce a new demographic of fans to the sport we all love. We believe it will be a lot of fun for everyone to come early and enjoy the festival, before taking in the races later that night. Our hope is to grow this show into a premier event for sprint car racing in California."

The non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car program will utilize Sprint Car Challenge Tour rules and is the only division competing at the Asparagus Cup on April 21. The main event winner will go home with a custom, one of a kind asparagus themed trophy, in addition to the $10,000 top prize. With the added racing event festival hours will be extended to 10pm that night.

All in all, Noceti Group Inc. has given back over $300,000 to non-profit groups that volunteered and to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds since 2015.

"Visitors to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival have always been treated to a large variety of entertainment, cooking demonstrations, shopping, children's activities, and arguably the best food offered at any festival around," Noceti said. "Events such as these are very important to communities all around the country and the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival is definitely a staple in the San Joaquin valley."

The Asparagus Festival was first created in 1985 by a small group of Stockton residents led by Gordon Medlin and Joe Travale, with the backing of Bank of Stockton President Robert Eberhardt. A year later, the first festival was held at Oak Grove Regional Park along Eight Mile Road.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

For more info on the San Joaquin Asparagus visit www.SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival.net or contact 916-370-3647.

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Smith Wins USCS Feature At Bubba Raceway Park

Pennsylvania's Mark Smith picked up right where he left off in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour by winning his second straight USCS event on Friday night in the USCS Winter Heat Round One 25-lap main event at Bubba Raceway Park.

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Mark Smith; 2. Carson Short; 3. Tyler Clem; 4. Tanner Thorson; 5. Tony Stewart; 6. Joe Swanson; 7. Danny Martin Jr.; 8. Jordon Mallett; 9. Larry Wight; 10. Zach Daum; 11. Terry Gray; 12. Terry Witherspoon; 13. Mitch Brown; 14. Derek Hagar; 15. Seth Bergman; 16. Tony Agin; 17. Danny Sams III; 18. Coleman Gulick; 19. AJ Maddox; 20. Dustin Homan; 21. Dylan Westbrook; 22. Shane Morgan; 23. Wayne Johnson.

Did Not Start
Thomas Kennedy
Mark Ruel Jr
Andy McElhannon
Joey Schmidt
Shawn Murray
Curtis Evans
Frank Calrsson
Matt Kurtz
Garrett Green
Tanner Witherspoon
Danny Smith
Bryan Eckley

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Revised NCRA Sprint Car Schedule

by David Smith

Park City, Kansas – February 2, 2018 - On the heels of releasing the 2018 schedule for their sprint car division, officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas has changed the dates to one of their long-standing events.

The dates for the 62nd Annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas has been changed to Friday and Saturday night, August 3-4.

Below are the current revised dates for the 2018 and remember, you can view all-things NCRA by accessing their official website www.racencra.com. 2018 schedules for all four NCRA divisions have been posted.

March 30     81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

March 31     81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

April 28        Southern Oklahoma Speedway Ardmore, Ok

May 26        81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

May 27        81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

June 9         Junction Motor Speedway   McCool Junction, Ne

June 17       81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

July 13        Humboldt Speedway    Humboldt, Ks

July 14        81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

Aug 3         Hutchinson Grand Nationals   Hutchinson, Ks

Aug 4         Hutchinson Grand Nationals   Hutchinson, Ks

Sept 1        Thunder Hill Speedway     Mayetta, Ks

Sept 8        Junction Motor Speedway     McCool Junction, Ne

Oct 6          Salina Speedway     Salina, Ks

Oct 13        81 Speedway     Park City, Ks

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Giovanni Scelzi Lands Premier Ride With Silva Motorsports and Priority Aviation Services

FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi is jumping on a top-notch opportunity for the 2018 season.

Scelzi will team up with veteran car owner and crew chief Paul Silva and Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation Services for a 20-race schedule, mostly encompassing the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series swings along the West Coast in the spring and the fall.

"It's probably the biggest step in my career," Scelzi said. "Working with a guy like Paul is incredible. Whatever car he's touched has been a superstar with Shane Stewart, Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu to name a few. Hopefully I can continue that trend.

"Richard and Jennifer have taken a lot of teams to the next level. I've been fortunate to get to know them and become friends with them. I appreciate their support and the opportunity they are helping provide."

The first event for the Silva Motorsports Inc. No. 57 is the World of Outlaws doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Feb. 28 and March 1.

"I definitely think he has a lot of talent and a lot of ability," Silva said. "He will be racing with the World of Outlaws, which he has yet to do. It's totally different. It's something I'm looking forward to."

The Priority Aviation Services backed team is slated to tackle approximately 17 World of Outlaws shows in Nevada, California, Washington and Oregon with the season potentially wrapping up at the famed Trophy Cup in October.

"Gio is obviously a very talented kid," Richard Marshall said. "I was looking to fill a seat for the Chili Bowl when I was hanging out with Kyle Larson a few months back. Jennifer and I have tried to give a young kid a shot the last few years. I asked Kyle to give me a name. He said Gio. He didn't even hesitate. I've got to know Gio and his family. Every time I sit down with him I feel like I'm talking to a 40-year-old man, not a 16-year-old. He's a great kid."

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Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Geared Up For 16 Race Schedule in 2018

Watsonville, CA)- As racing season rapidly approaches in Northern California, the 2018 Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo schedule has been finalized with a total of 16 events on the docket starting with opening night on March 30th, culminating with the championship finale on October 5th all at the scenic Ocean Speedway located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

Friday night racing action will once again return to Santa Cruz County starting on March 30th, and running three straight weekends with races also coming on April 16th and 13th.

After a week break Special Olympics night takes place on the 27th of April before the first Police-N-Pursuit Fundraiser night takes place on May 4th, and action returns on May 11th before a break in the action.

With a month off, the fire breathing Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo 360's return for a lone appearance in June on the 15th, before a couple more weeks away leading up to a very busy month of July.

July sees action take place every Friday night of the month with regular action going green on the 6th and the 13th, before the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster takes on the series on Jul 20th to open the annual Howard Kaeding Classic weekend. The busy stretch will close out on the 27th as part of another Police and Pursuit Fundraiser night at the speedway.

Racing returns on August 10th and 17th, before the biggest race of the season takes place on August 25th, thanks in part to Thunderbowl Raceway opening up the date. August 25th will see the Civil War Series again return to Ocean Speedway to take on the Ocean Sprints during the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic; an event that will offer $5,000 up to the winner. August 24th will again see the weekend kick off with the annual Kick Off Part at Taco Bravo.

Following the Key, the final two point races will take place September 21st and the 2018 champion will be crowned on October 5th.

Other sprint car races that are slated for Ocean Speedway in 2018 include the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday March 23rd, a pair of King of the West – NARC events on April 20th, and July 21st, and a visit by the USAC/CRA Non Wing Sprint Cars on September 7th.

To see a complete Ocean Speedway schedule, please click over to www.racepmg.com.

2018 Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Schedule

March 30 -     Race #1  OPENING NIGHT
April 6 -          Race #2
April 13 -        Race #3
April 27-         Race #4
May 4   -         Race #5
May 11 –        Race #6
June 15 –       Race #7
July 6 –           Race #8
July 13 -         Race #9
July 20 -         Race #10
July 27 –          Race #11
August 10 -    Race #12
August 17 -    Race #13
August 25 -    Race#14  58th Johnny Key Classic  (Saturday Race)
September 21- Race #15
October   5 -     Race #16       Championship Night

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Placerville Speedway 2018 Schedule (adjusted)

March 17, 2018 - Test and Tune
March 21, 2018 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC Western Midgets | Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown
March 24, 2018 - Points Race #1: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Student Night
March 31, 2018 - Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, Midget Lites | SCCT Opener

April 7, 2018 - Points Race #2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks | First Responders Night
April 21, 2018 - Points Race #3: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | 15th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds
April 28, 2018 - Points Race #4: C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars

May 5, 2018 - Points Race #5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Law Enforcement - Big Trophy Night
May 12, 2018 - Mother's Day Weekend (NO RACES)
May 19, 2018 - Points Race #6: IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Vintage Hardtops | Tilford Tribute

June 2, 2018 - Points Race #7: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Dads & Grads Night
June 9, 2018 - Points Race #8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Thompson's Fan Appreciation Night
June 17, 2018 - El Dorado County Fair (NO RACES)
June 23, 2018 - Points Race #9: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks | The Carnett Clash
June 30, 2018 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | Salute to the Fans

July 4, 2018 - Points Race #10: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
July 14, 2018 - Points Race #11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Mtn. Democrat Bike Night
July 21, 2018 - Points Race #12: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks
July 28, 2018 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | Summer Nationals

August 4, 2018 - Points Race #13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints, Midget lites | Military Night
August 11, 2018 - Points Race #14: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless Spec Sprints
August 18, 2018 - Points Race #15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th Annual Mark Forni Classic
August 25, 2018- Points Race 16: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midgets, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks

September 15, 2018 - Points Race #17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night
September 21, 2018 – Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
September 22, 2018 – Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
September 29, 2018 - MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls

November 17, 2018 - Night of Champions Awards Banquet

December 15, 2018 - Annual Racers Swap Meet

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The office of Noceti Group Inc. officially releases schedule for the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – January 25, 2018...The 2018 schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 15 nights of competitive racing on 10 different weekends throughout the year.

The facility will operate as a special events venue as always, with highlights featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series two-night FVP Western Spring Shootout in March, as well as the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards sanctioned Jimmy Sills Classic in April, the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett in July and the season-ending 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson in November, which once again also showcases championship night for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series.

New this year will be a non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday May 26 that will award $5,000-to-win the feature. Also competing during the special Memorial Day Weekend Shootout will be the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and BCRA Midgets.

Also new to the facility this season will be a two-night West Coast Nationals for Dirt Modifieds and Sport Mods that hits the Stockton clay on Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22. Monster Truck Madness, Tractor Pulls, Dwarf Cars and Motorcycles also dot the season-long slate of events at various times.

Tickets are on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17 and are available for a great value at just $60 for a two-night General Admission weekend pass and $70 for a two-night Reserved Grandstand weekend pass. Single-night tickets and box seats are also available. Children 10 and under are free in G.A. only. To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=232 or call (844) 347-8849.

Camping is available during the FVP Western Spring Shootout. 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-night minimum for camping at the event. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y's, & in-ground water spigots. For a map of the campground visit http://stocktondirttrack.com/rv_camping.pdf

A new Friday morning golf tournament is also planned, with more details to follow. On Saturday morning a special breakfast will be held on the fairgrounds, followed by a car show and live band to entertain the crowd behind the grandstands.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206.

More information on the track can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & following along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

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Stockton Dirt Track 2018 Schedule

Saturday March 10: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Friday March 16: FVP Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Dwarf Cars
Saturday March 17: FVP Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Dwarf Cars

Saturday April 14: Jimmy Sills Classic- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and Sport Mods

April 20, 21 and 22: Noceti Group presents the annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival at the Fairgrounds (non-racing)

Saturday May 26: Memorial Day Weekend Shootout- Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and BCRA Midgets

Friday June 15: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls
Saturday June 16: Lodi Motorcycle Club AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle Race

Saturday July 7: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Sport Mods

Saturday August 11: Lodi Motorcycle Club AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle Race

Saturday September 8: Harvest Classic Tractor Pulls

Friday September 21: West Coast Nationals- Dirt Modifieds and Sport Mods
Saturday September 22: West Coast Nationals- Dirt Modifieds and Sport Mods

Friday October 5: Monster Truck Madness featuring Transformers Reptar vs. Galactron
Saturday October 6: Monster Truck Madness featuring Transformers Reptar vs. Galactron

Friday November 2: C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Dwarf Cars, Bombers and B4
Saturday November 3: 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Finale

Saturday November 17: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

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Placerville Speedway introduces online ticketing for the 2018 season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 24, 2018...The Placerville Speedway is excited to announce for the first time it will offer online ticketing for the upcoming 2018 campaign.

During the season simply visit www.placervillespeedway.com and the "buy tickets" button will appear, along with links to each event on the schedule. Fans will be able to either print out tickets or download them to their phone to be scanned at the front gate.

"This is something we are happy and excited to offer the great fans of Placerville Speedway," commented Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. "It's a way to simplify the ticket buying process and to avoid lines at the track. They introduced online sales in Chico last year and the fan response was great, so we're thrilled at having the opportunity to integrate it here this season."

Ticket sales for the first two championship point races on Saturday March 24 and Saturday April 7 are currently live and can be viewed at https://www.universe.com/users/placerville-speedway-C14XGB

Following a play day on March 17 the first racing event of the season will then take place on Wednesday March 21 when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the quarter-mile for Brad Sweet's Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

To purchase tickets for the World of Outlaws event visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&eventId=29581

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office by calling 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Join over 9600 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find us on Twitter by following at https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, we are also on Instagram @PvilleSpeedway

Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds.

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CIVIL WAR SCHEDULE UPDATE- 2018 Johnny Key Classic Pushed To August 25th at Ocean Speedway

By PJ Peterson

Aptos, CA,- The month of August in Sprint Car racing can be challenging to schedule with big money up for grabs across the country. With two big prestigious 360 races scheduled for August 18thin California, Prentice Motorsports Group, in conjunction with Thunderbowl Raceway, has moved the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway from August 18th to August 25th to allow racers the opportunity to now compete at the Mark Forni Classic on 18th as well as the Key on the 25th.

"I really have to thank the staff at Thunderbowl Raceway for working with us and moving their scheduled race on August 25th to allow us to push the Johnny Key Classic back a week, and avoid a conflict. This will allow teams a chance to compete for really good money in consecutive weekends," Prentice Motorsports Group President, John Prentice said. "Last year it went up against he Knoxville Nationals, so this year hopefully it works better for everyone, and we can have a healthy car count with the race moving back to the end of the month."

The 2018 Johnny Key Classic will again feature the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster as well as the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo. The race paying homage to the late Johnny Key will again offer up a cool $5000-to-win top prize, and will be the Civil War Series' second and final event to Ocean Speedway in 2018.

Joining the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Series on August 25th for the 58th Johnny Key Classic will also be the Western States Race Saver 305's making this a can't miss open wheel event for the winged sprint car fan.

Like it did in 2017, each 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster race will offer a minimum of $2500 to win, and $400 to start.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

3/24 Marysville Raceway

4/21 Thunderbowl Raceway - with KWS-NARC 410's

5/5 Thunderbowl Raceway

5/26 Marysville Raceway – Mel Hall Memorial

5/27 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Dollar Fair Race

6/23 Calistoga Speedway – with KWS-NARC 410's

7/20 Ocean Speedway- Howard Kaeding Classic

8/25 Ocean Speedway- 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic

9/5   Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 

2018 CRSA Sprint Tour Releases a Tentative Schedule
 
By Eddie Kochersberger

Sodus, NY --   The CRSA Sprint Tou has built a 2018 tentative schedule for release. The schedule is tentative because there are still a few dates being worked out that could be added before the official schedule will be released on March 1st. So here you go race fans, drivers and teams! Here are your 2018 CRSA Sprint Tour locked-in dates:
 
April 28 – Fonda Speedway – Fonda, NY
May 5 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
May 11 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
May 26 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
June 9 – Woodhull Raceway – Woodhull, NY
June 22 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
June 23 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
June 29 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
July 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
July 21 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
August 3 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
August 18 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
August 25 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
September 15 – Fonda Speedway – Fonda, NY
October 5 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
October 20 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
 
The winged warriors open up the 2018 season with a familiar stop at The Track of Champions, Fonda Speedway, in Fultonville, New York. This will be the first of two stops at the famed half mile that sits right next to the Mohawk River. The Hard Clay of Orange County Fair Speedway will host the CRSA 305 cars a total of four times during the campaign, including the famed Eastern States 200 Weekend on October 20th.

Afton Motorsports Park, in Afton, New York, will also return to the schedule with four dates including the Brett Deyo, Super Short Track Series, American Racer Cup Short Track Supernationals 11 on Friday October 5th.

The High Banked Bullring of Woodhull Raceway once again returns to the CRSA Sprint Tour Schedule. It will be one event that fans want to mark down on their calendars as a must see race in the month of June. Sprint car racing at this unique facility has become a tradition that teams and fans share a great common interest for.

One of the greatest and noticeable changes is one that will positively affect history for the CRSA Sprint Tour. Land of Legends Raceway, in Canandaigua New York, will host a five-race series in the middle of the schedule. This is one addition that fans and teams in that area of the state have been anticipating for a long time. It should surely prove to be a competitive and entertaining addition to the schedule.

The CRSA Sprint Tour, owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports, is proud to continue the relationships that have been built with the New York dirt facilities on the 2018 series schedule. The tracks that continue to support the CRSA Sprint Tour truly contribute to the health and growth of open wheeled wing sprint car racing in the northeast.
The month of March will see the CRSA Sprint Tour supporting various motorsports shows throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier. These indoor events will start with the Finger Lakes Speed World event at the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn, NY on March 3-4. Fans, drivers and teams can go to crsasprintcars.com or Facebook by searching for CRSA Sprints for continued updates on these events and driver stories leading up to the 2018 series kick-off.

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UMSS Announces 20-Event Wing Schedule for 2018
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director
Stillwater, MN (1-14-18)


 
The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) is pleased to announce their 2018 wing division schedule and has officially released the first edition of what is currently slated to be 20 events (19 point shows).  All but one race have been confirmed, as the series celebrates its 10th Anniversary season this year.  Many tracks return on an annual basis with events each season while others are back on board or have expanded their participation.
 
Leading the way for what some may describe in 2018 as the UMSS "home track" is none other than the legendary Cedar Lake Speedway.  Cedar Lake has really stepped up their involvement in the wing division with nine shows slated to take place at the popular western Wisconsin speedway culminating with the prestigious 18th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial in September.  With two events each, the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, the Ogilvie Raceway and the Jackson Motorplex help bolster a strong schedule.  Returning with single events from last season, the Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, Wisconsin will run on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend with what will likely be a show, not confirmed yet, the night before at the Rice Lake Speedway.  The final weekend of the season will see the UMSS return to the Clay County Fair Speedway with a non-point event and round out the season with a full-point show at the Deer Creek Speedway.  After an absence of one year, the Princeton Speedway returns for the 16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial in May.
 
Special events highlight several nights throughout the season.  The first one kicks off on the opening night of the season at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the running of the 2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial on April 21.  As mentioned previously, the 16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial returns to Princeton on May 18.  The UMSS winged sprints once again will be part of the extremely popular World of Outlaws weekend at Cedar Lake with a July 7 date.  The 7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial returns to the Ogilvie Raceway for a big night on August 18.  The Richert Memorial kicks off a couple of big weekends in September on the 8th while the series completes its season the following weekend at Spencer and Deer Creek on September 14-15.
 
For the fourth year since its inception, several Midwest Power Series events will utilize UMSS dates.  In 2018, those shows will include Princeton, Cedar Lake on June 2, July 7, July 14 and September 8, Jackson on July 13, Ogilvie on August 18, and the final weekend at Spencer and Deer Creek.  The Midwest Power Series will also race three additional shows at the Jackson Motorplex in 2018 for a total of twelve dates.  Several Midwest Power Series events will have bonus money available for teams who race both shows on certain weekends that feature a couple of events.
 
The Cedar Lake Speedway, building on the success of its six-race NASCAR Dash Series the past several seasons for their stock car divisions, has created the CLS Shootout in 2018 for the UMSS winged and Traditional sprints along with the limited late model division.  The three divisions in the six-race CLS Shootout will be competing for point fund monies with the same point format as the NASCAR Dash.  The CLS Shootout dates include April 21, May 19, June 2, June 30, July 14 and July 28.  Also as part of both the CLS Shootout and NASCAR Dash Series in 2018, GRP Motorsports has come on board to help sponsor what will be known as the "GRP Motorsports CLS Loyalty Bonus" which will pay a $100 bonus to ALL drivers in both the CLS Shootout and NASCAR Dash Series who race ALL SIX events.  Stated Greg Parent from GRP Motorsports, "I like the idea of paying a bit of bonus to those drivers who make the commitment to be at all six races in each series.  Individually its a little extra "tow" money or whatever you want to think of it as, but collectively amongst all seven divisions its a fairly large sum of money that will be distributed to ALL drivers who compete in all six shows regardless of where they finish in the final point standings.  That fits in perfectly with the thought process I have in helping reward those who show loyalty and help support a particular series, track or number of events."
 
The 2018 season is certainly shaping up to be one of the best yet for the UMSS winged sprint car division.  "I think our 2018 schedule is the strongest one I have put together for the UMSS winged sprint cars for our 10th Anniversary season and should give drivers several opportunities to earn some extra money along the way.  I can't wait for the 2018 racing season to get underway in April," stated UMSS President Ron Bernhagen.  Racers and fans alike will want to make plans to attend as many UMSS events as their schedules permit in order to be part of the always-exciting and high-powered entertainment generated by the winged sprint cars in 2018!
 
2018 UMSS Winged Sprint Schedule (First Edition):
April 21 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial)
May 18 - Princeton Speedway (16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
May 19 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
May 26 - TBD (Tentatively Rice Lake Speedway)
May 27 - Eagle Valley Speedway
June 1 - Jackson Motorplex
June 2 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
June 9 - Ogilvie Raceway (Big O Showdown)
June 29 - Granite City Speedway
June 30 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
July 7 - Cedar Lake Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
July 13 - Jackson Motorplex (Midwest Power Series)
July 14 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
July 28 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
August 17 - Granite City Speedway
August 18 - Ogilvie Raceway (7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
August 25 - Cedar Lake Speedway
September 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway (18th Annual Jerry Richert Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
September 14 - Clay County Fair Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
September 15 - Deer Creek Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
*CLS Shootout event

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Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY Announces 305 Sprint Car Plans for 2018

CANANDAIGUA, NY — January 11, 2018 — Land of Legends Raceway has announced the rules for the Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car Class for 2018.

"We are taking on a major effort to revitalize the weekly running of Sprint Cars at Land of Legends Raceway with the long term intentions of the class expanding across NY tracks.  Our recognition of this huge opportunity has led us to an expanded collaboration with Mike Emhof Motorsports and his CRSA Sprint Car Series," said promoter Paul Cole.

Land of Legends Raceway will be utilizing the CRSA technical rules for the engine, tire, and car package, while using our own point system and handicapping for the track championship.  Full CRSA rules are posted on our webpage and information will be coming on CRSA licensing in the next few days.

In addition, Mike Emhof Motorsports has stepped up to become the title sponsor for the weekly track series.

Owner of MEM, Inc. & the CRSA Sprints, Mike Emhof stated, "From a business perspective, the collaboration between MEM, Inc and the 305 Sprints at the Land of Legends Raceway is spot on.  Personally I am overflowing with joy for this opportunity of expansion of both the LOL Raceway 305 Sprints and the CRSA Sprints.  I believe this will be one of the most productive seasons to date for this exciting yet affordable sprint car class.  I can't wait to get started!"

So far, the early indicators are that we might see an average of 18 to 20 cars every Saturday night, which could amount to a nearly $12,000 point fund on top of the weekly payouts.  Add in the CRSA cars that will be traveling in from time to time and we will have lots of winged excitement for our race fans.

CRSA Sprints is a traveling series that will make stops across the state, and will be prevalent at the Canandaigua, NY venue 5 times during 2018.  May 26th, June 22nd, June 23rd, July 21st and August 18th.

Rules will be posted on Land of Legends Raceway website on Friday 1.12.18

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2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Slated For 10 Events at Five Tracks

Aptos, CA,- With 2018 off and running, the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster is gearing up for an exciting season that will see the series in action on 10 nights at five different venues through the state of California offering some traditional series events, as well as some new co-sanctioned events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

"I am really excited for what 2018 has in store for the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster," Series Promoter, John Prentice said. "We are excited to return to Calistoga Speedway after being away for a few years, and are excited to make our debut at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as well as get back to Ocean Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, and Marysville Raceway. Mix in some new tracks with a couple of co sanctioned events with the King of the West-NARC Series, and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and it should be a fun season ahead."

The 2018 campaign will get underway on March 24th with the first of two events at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA, before the series heads south and races alongside the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series on April 21st in Tulare, CA in what will be the first ever visit to Thunderbowl Raceway for the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster.

The series quickly makes it's second visit to Thunderbowl Raceway on Cinco De Mayo, May 5th, before the annual North State Double taking place over the Memorial Day Weekend at Marysville Raceway for the Mel Hall Memorial on May 26th, and as the main attraction of the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, CA on Sunday May 27th.

June 23rd marks a new event for the Civil War Series in 2018, and that is the first of two visits to the beautiful Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA where the series will share the spotlight for the second time with the KWS-NARC Series.

The month of July brings the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway on Friday July 20th, before the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic on August 18th again at Ocean Speedway.

Wednesday September 5th brings on the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions opener as the stars and cars of the Civil War Series kick off the fastest four-days of racing in Chico, CA before the season finale on September 15th at Calistoga Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Like it did in 2017, each 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster race will offer a minimum of $2500 to win, and $400 to start.

"I know my staff is looking forward to things getting underway again, and I can't wait until March 24th for our first show," Prentice added.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

3/24 Marysville Raceway

4/21 Thunderbowl Raceway - with KWS-NARC 410's

5/5 Thunderbowl Raceway

5/26 Marysville Raceway – Mel Hall Memorial

5/27 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Dollar Fair Race

6/23 Calistoga Speedway – with KWS-NARC 410's

7/20 Ocean Speedway- Howard Kaeding Classic

8/18 Ocean Speedway- 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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Belleville, DCRP Highlight URSS 2018 Schedule

The Myers Engines sponsored United Rebel Sprint Series will go into their 13th Season in 2018 with a tentative schedule paying more money than any other season in the past. “We’ve tried to concentrate more on quality shows this year with most races paying a minimum of $1000 to win” said founder Rick Salem. Salem also said additional races are still in the works and as soon as verified will be added to the schedule.

Highlighting the season will be the Belleville 305 Nationals on August 3rd and 4th with the preliminary night on the 3rd paying $2500 to the winner with $350 the minimum to start the 24 car A feature. Then it’s the “Big One” on Aug 4th with the winner of the 30 lap A feature paying a whopping $7000 to win with $1000 minimum to start the 24 car finale. Non qualifiers will receive $100 on Friday night and $250 on Saturday. This will likely be the largest payout for 305’s in the nation with a purse of over $42,000 for Saturday nights A feature alone. To make the weekend even sweeter the Rebels will visit, for the first time, the Thayer Co. Speedway in Deshler, NE for $1000 to win on Thursday night Aug 2nd to make a great three day weekend.

Also to highlight the 2018 schedule with be the DCRP 305 Nationals in Dodge City, KS on June 15th and 16th with the winner taking home a cool $3000 with $600 to start the Saturday nights A feature.

RPM Speedway in Hays, KS will once again host the 10th Annual Wheatshocker Nationals on July 14th and 15th, which will once again pay $2000 to the winner of the 2 day event. Lance Pittmann will once again provide a custom smoker/pellet grill courtesy of S&W Supply/Federated Auto Parts out of Hays to the overall point leader for the 2 day event.

The Rebels will also return to the state of Colorado with races scheduled for April 14th at Phillips Co Raceway in HolyokeCO and El Paso Co. Speedway in Calhan, CO on June 23rd. Both races will pay $1000 to win with $200 to start.

Other notables are two races at C Ray Halls 81 Speedway on May 27 and Oct 13th for $1000 to win both nights.

United Rebel Sprint Series 2018 Tentative Schedule
April 14   Phillips Co. Raceway            Holyoke, Co

May 26   Dodge City Raceway Park    Dodge City, Ks
May 27   81 Speedway   Wichita, Ks

June  15   Dodge City Raceway Park   Dodge City, Ks
June 16    Dodge City Raceway Park   Dodge City, Ks
June 23    El Paso Co Speedway               Calhan, Co

July 3     Belleville High Banks            Belleville, Ks
July 6    Thomas Co. Speedway (T)          Colby, Ks
July 7     Lincoln Co. Speedway              North Platte, Ne
July 14   Rpm Speedway                              Hays, Ks
July 15   Rpm Speedway                              Hays, Ks
July  29   Rush Co. Speedway  (T)             Lacrosse, Ks

Aug 2    Thayer Co. Speedway                Deshler, Ne
Aug 3    Belleville 305 Nationals        Belleville, Ks
Aug 4    Belleville 305 Nationals        Belleville, Ks

Aug 17  Oberlin Speedway                       Oberlin, Ks
Aug 18  Oberlin Speedway                       Oberlin, Ks

Sept 15  Dodge City Raceway Park      Dodge City, Ks

Oct 13  81 Speedway  Wichita, Ks

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MSA Sprints 2018 Schedule
April
28   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds

May
5     Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
12   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
19   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds w/All Star & IRA
26   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds

June
2     Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
3     Sunday          Angell Park Speedway
9     Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds     
16   Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds w/IRA
22   Friday             Spring Lake Speedway - Unity, WI
23   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
30   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds

July     
6     Friday            Dodge County Fairgrounds w/IRA
7     Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
14   Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
21   Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds w/IRA
28   Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds

August
4     Saturday       Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
11    Saturday       Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
12    Sunday          Angell Park Speedway
18   Saturday       Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
24    Friday            Dodge County Fairgrounds w/IRA
25   Saturday       Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
31   Friday                     *** TBA ***

September
1     Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds - Fair Special w/IRA
8     Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
15   Saturday         Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds ***Rain Date only for PDTR Sept 8th***
29    Saturday        Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds w/IRA

November
10    Saturday         Awards Banquet - The Columbian, West Bend WI

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Empire Super Sprints Return to Airborne in 2018

PLATTSBURGH – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are set to return to Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, June 9.

A double-header weekend is scheduled in Northern New York for the Empire Super Sprints teams with Mohawk Raceway on Friday and Airborne on Saturday.
Last season the Empire Super Sprints invaded Airborne and set the fastest lap times of the season on board their 360 sprint cars. Stephentown, New York driver Matt Tanner collected the checkered flag in 2017.

"Our ESS teams are really looking forward to the next visit,” Empire Super Sprints Vice President, Dean Reynolds said. “The teams loved the former asphalt facility, especially having a paved pit stall.”    

In addition to their regular season event, the Empire Super Sprints will battle against the Sprint Cars of New England (SCONE) and competitors from north of the border in the American/Canadian Sprint Car Clash on Sunday, September 23.

The event will take place following the final point counting event for the Empire Super Sprints at Fonda Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

A $4,000 check will be going to the winner of the event at Airborne. In addition, a 5-lap dash for $1,000 will take place between two Empire Super Sprints drivers, two Sprint Cars of New England drivers and two Canadian competitors. Lap money will also be available for the leaders of specific laps.

Both Reynolds and Sprint Cars of New England President Will Hull, are extremely excited that Airborne Promoter John Walker is going forward with the event.

“Will and I hope to make this an annual event,” Reynolds added. “With the purse and the event being at the end of the season, don’t be surprised if many big names try and contend for the $4,000 prize.”

The 2017 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Champion, Jason Barney has committed to the event, along with the all-time wins leader, Steve Poiriér. Sprint Cars of New England defending Champion, Clay Dow has also marked the event on his calendar.

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Russell Motorsports Inc. releases 2018 schedule of events for the Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 30, 2017...Set to enter year three under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its tentative schedule of events for the upcoming 53rd season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

"We're definitely looking forward to our third season in charge of Placerville Speedway," commented track promoter Scott Russell. "Kami (Arnold) and I have certainly learned a lot during our first two seasons and will no doubt use that to our advantage as we enter year three. We believe the schedule came out great and the fans are really going to enjoy the year ahead. After a test and tune on March 19 it will be full speed ahead following that."

The 2018 season fires-off with the national traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance on Wednesday March 21 for the Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Also on hand that night will be the Light up the World USAC Western States Midgets.

A total of 16 Red Hawk Casino weekly point races will be held throughout the season, with points paying divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models & Pure Stocks. Last season saw Steven Tiner, Matt Michelli and Jason Palmer bring home track championships in their respective classes. The weekly action will open on Saturday March 24 and conclude on Saturday September 15.

One of the most anticipated nights during the 2018 season will be on Saturday June 30 when the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series come together for the first ever "Salute to the Fans." The best of the best in Winged 410 and 360 Sprint Car racing from around the Golden State will be on hand in one huge evening of competition.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will also kick-off their season at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 31, while the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series returns to the venue for the Summer Nationals on July 28.

Another can't miss returning event will be the second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout, set for this coming season on Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22. Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites are geared up to be on hand each night at the lucrative event. More information about the weekend will be available as the year progresses. Last season's edition of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout received rave reviews and hopes are that it will continue to grow bigger and better in 2018.

Something new and sure to add excitement for the 2018 season will be themed night's featuring special priced tickets during those events. They will include Student Night on March 24 featuring $5 tickets with student ID; First Responders Night on April 7 with $10 tickets for first responders; Law Enforcement/ Big Trophy Night with $10 tickets for law enforcement on May 5; Dads and Grads Night with $10 tickets for dads and graduates on June 2; Thompson's Auto Fan Appreciation Night with $5 tickets for all on June 9; Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night with those 11 and under free on July 14; Military Night with $10 tickets for military on August 4 and Ladies Night featuring $10 tickets for ladies on September 15.

Other special events that highlight the schedule include the 15th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on April 21, the Tilford Tribute on May 19, the Carnett Clash on June 23, the annual Freedom Fireworks showcase on Independence Day and the 13th annual Mark Forni Classic on August 18.

Season passes will be available starting January 1 by either calling the speedway office or downloading the form at www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 9600 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Placerville Speedway 2018 Schedule

March 19, 2018 - Test and Tune
March 21, 2018 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaws Showdown, USAC Western Midgets
March 24, 2018 - Points Race #1: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Student Night
March 31, 2018 - Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, Midget Lites | SCCT Opener

April 7, 2018 - Points Race #2: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Sport Mods, Mini Trucks | First Responders Night
April 21, 2018 - Points Race #3: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | 15th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds
April 28, 2018 - Points Race #4: C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars

May 5, 2018 - Points Race #5: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Law Enforcement - Big Trophy Night
May 12, 2018 - Mother's Day Weekend (NO RACES)
May 19, 2018 - Points Race #6: West Coast Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Vintage Hardtops | Tilford Tribute

June 2, 2018 - Points Race #7: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Dads & Grads Night
June 9, 2018 - Points Race #8: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Thompson's Fan Appreciation Night
June 17, 2018 - El Dorado County Fair (NO RACES)
June 23, 2018 - Points Race #9: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks | The Carnett Clash
June 30, 2018 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | Salute to the Fans

July 4, 2018 - Points Race #10: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
July 14, 2018 - Points Race #11: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Mtn. Democrat Bike Night
July 21, 2018 - Points Race #12: 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks
July 28, 2016 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | Summer Nationals

August 4, 2018 - Points Race #13: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints, Midget lites | Military Night
August 11, 2018 - Points Race #14: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless Spec Sprints
August 18, 2018 - Points Race #15: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th Annual Mark Forni Classic

September 15, 2018 - Points Race #16: 360 Sprints, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night
September 21, 2018 – Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midget Lites
September 22, 2018 – Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midget Lites
September 29, 2018 - MLM Motorsports Tractor -Truck Pulls

November 17, 2018 - Night of Champions Awards Banquet
December 15, 2018 - Annual Racers Swap Meet

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Potent Combo Reunited; Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Together Again To Chase after Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Placerville Speedway Championships

By P.J. Peterson

With offseason moves being finalized from coast to coast, F&F Racing is pleased to announced that Auburn, CA standout Andy Forsberg will return to the seat of the No. x1 machine in 2018 to chase after both the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. by Abreu Vineyards and Placerville Speedway championships.

"I am really excited to team up with Alan, Tooch, and everyone associated with F&F Racing again," Andy Forsberg said. "When we parted ways following the 2014 season everyone was on really good terms, and I always thought there would be a chance to run with them again and that looks to be the case in 2018."

Forsberg and F&F Racing each bring a championship pedigree with them as the Sacramento based race team has racked up an astounding 10 Championships mixed between Placerville Speedway and the Civil War Series, while Forsberg himself is an 18 time champion with 10 Civil War Championships, Five Placerville Speedway Championships, and four track championships at Silver Dollar Speedway.

In 2018 Forsberg and F&F Racing will both be in search of their first Sprint Car Challenge Tour title, in a tough series that spans from March-November making 12 stops at six different race tracks, and will look for their fifth Placerville Speedway championship together.

"Placerville Speedway and the SCCT were both tough programs on any given night last year, and hopefully we can come out of the box with the speed we had when we last ran together," Forsberg added. "I am really thankful they thought enough about me to bring me back in 2018, and I am hopeful we can have success."

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URC Honors 10 Time Champion Curt Michael

The 2017 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club came to its official close on Saturday night at the 2017 Banquet.

The top 10 were honored with their point fund checks and picture plaques along with the announcing of Chris Allen as the 2017 Rookie of the Year and Phil Meisner Jr. as the 2017 Mechanic of the Year.

President Rick Weller updated those in attendance on some URC happenings, most notably the appointment of Ryan Stillwaggon and Chris Allen to the URC Board along with the continued service of Dave Betts.  President Weller also reported that URC Photographer and PR Tim Moran will be stepping away from the club as PR along with the full time Photography duties.  Although Moran will be an occasional visitor at the track, the club is still looking for a fulltime photographer.  The daily PR will be handled by Jenna Schostkewitz, who is interning this summer with the Club.

With the well publicized dispute over the URC Perpetual Cup, the United Racing Club rang in a new era with a new cup.  This cup displayed the 70+ names (URC has two ties in their 70 year history) of the past champions and leaves room for another 30 more to guarantee the historic tradition of handing down the cup from Champion to Champion.

With 2018 not too far away, look for the Club to be a part of the PPB Motorsports Racecar and Trade show the weekend of January 19, 20 and 21.  The Club will have a publicized schedule at the show.

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The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards to feature 12 events at six different venues in 2018

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 7, 2017...Fresh off a successful opening season the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce its 2018 schedule of events, which showcases 12 dates at six different tracks throughout California and Northern Nevada.

The second year Winged 360 Sprint Car tour is happy to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season. With great cooperation from promoters there will also be no conflicts between SCCT and the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars, allowing teams to compete for both titles. In addition to that there will be a trio of shows held in conjunction with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in the Golden State to the same track on the same night.

The season will kick-off with the first of two appearances at the always exciting red clay bullring of Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 30. The tour also returns to Placerville on Saturday June 30 for a special Salute to the Fans, in what will be a giant spectacle featuring a combo show with the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. It marks the first ever combined event for both organizations at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility and is certainly a can't miss night on the schedule.

The first of three season visits to the centrally located Stockton Dirt Track will take place on Saturday April 14 with the third annual Jimmy Sills Classic. Return trips to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds venue will occur on Saturday July 7 with the third Salute to LeRoy Van Conett and the 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday November 3, which once again features championship night for both SCCT and King of the West-NARC.

The always hooked up and tacky Petaluma Speedway will play host to a pair of Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events in 2018. The first takes place on Saturday April 28 and the second will be a special Sunday show on July 1. Both races last season at the Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds 3/8 mile clay oval were barnburners and much of the same is expected this year.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will make the trip down to the Central Valley on four occasions this year, with two events each at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway and the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The first of those occurs on Friday May 18 with SCCT kicking off the fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic weekend. A return visit to the famed Thunderbowl will then take place on Saturday August 25.

The first ever tour event at the newly reconfigured Keller Auto Speedway located on the Kings County Fairgrounds will happen on Saturday June 16. The second will be on Saturday October 13 in conjunction with the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars during the 33rd annual Cotton Classic. The event is one of the longest running in Central, CA and opens a huge two weeks of racing with the annual Trophy Cup taking place the following weekend.

After a record sprint car crowd last season, the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will return to the Fernley 95A Speedway on Saturday May 12. The facility is located just 35-miles from Reno, Nevada and is a fun weekend getaway for everyone from California.

"I definitely believe the schedule worked out well for all the teams and especially the fans in California," commented Scott Russell of Russell Motorsports Inc. "To have no conflicts with the King of the West-NARC Series is going to be huge and to feature three combined shows with them is great for all involved. We had a solid first season and look forward to an even better year in 2018. We are excited to have a good mix of events in both Nor-Cal and the Central Valley."  

The 2017 awards banquet is also fast approaching on Saturday January 6 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Cocktail hour with a no host bar will be held at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm and awards ceremony to follow. Tickets to the banquet cost $40 per person and can be reserved by calling 530-344-7592. Dinner will consist of a delicious prime rib buffet. A block of hotel rooms is currently available for banquet guests at $149 a night. Contact 800-822-WINN and use the booking id 1269 to receive the rate.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

2018 Schedule

Saturday March 31: Placerville Speedway

Saturday April 14: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday April 28: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday May 12: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)

Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (Salute to the Fans with King of the West-NARC)

Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday August 25: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway

Saturday October 13: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA (33rd annual Cotton Classic with King of the West-NARC)

Saturday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with King of the West-NARC)

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A Look at the 2017 CRSA Sprints Tour

By CRSA Media

The 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour will go down as abbreviated, but incredibly competitive. It fell victim to rain-outs and unforeseen cancellations throughout the schedule. We were able to race thirteen times at eight different northeast speedways. The track types would range with anything from a high speed, five-eighths mile hard clay at Orange County Fair Speedway to the tight, high banked confines of the third-mile Woodhull Raceway and everything in between.

While the season was short, the competition was fierce. The open wheeled tour would produce nine different winners. One of those winners, Christian Rumsey, found his way to victory lane for the first time in front of his hometown crowd at Orange County Fair Speedway. Thomas Radivoy would win the most A-Mains, four (4) during the season.

There was a total of four different points/prize money paying series built into the 2017 schedule. The Kennedy's Towing, I-90 Northway Challenge was established by the races at Fonda Speedway, Albany-Saratoga and Utica-Rome Speedway.  Altamont New York's Jeff Trombley, in the Warren's Auto Body 3A, would pick up top prize of $250 for winning this points series. Kennedy's Towing, in Troy New York, has been a genuine and dedicated supporter of the CRSA Sprint Tour for many years. This year they contributed a total of $800 to this Mini Series.

Mike Emhof Motorsports assembled the Southern Tier Series for this year's events at Woodhull Raceway, as well as Penn Can and Thunder Mt. Speedways. Even though there were some cancellations within this Mini Series, the points fund for the challenge series saw a total of $725 paid out to the top five in the standings. Circleville, New York's Thomas Radivoy, in the Country Service Center 1Q, was able to take home the top honors with $250.

The Algonkin Motel, in Bainbridge New York, is a business name that has become a home to the events at Afton Motorsports Park over the years. This year they contributed $625 to the series exclusive to the I-88 bull ring. Schenectady's Josh Pieniazek, in the JGS Hauling & Recycling number 9 car, would claim the $250 top prize at season's end.

The Hard Clay Challenge went down as the Mini Series with the most racing in 2017. The CRSA Tour was able to complete four events at the Orange County Fair Speedway. It also paid the most money for any Mini Series. Nearly $1000 would go to the top five drivers. The hometown driver, Thomas Radivoy, would take the top prize of $300. A special thanks goes out to Chuck Alessi Plumbing and Heating, Hennessy Wine and Liquor, Neiger Service Center, and Johnny's Service Station for helping support the 2017 Hard Clay Challenge.

An open wheeled veteran and cagy competitor, Mr. Jerry Sehn, would wind up becoming the Rookie of the Year. The overall championship points battle would go down to the final event at Orange County Fair Speedway on the biggest stage and in front of one of its biggest crowds. Jeff Trombley, a name Synonymous with northeast dirt racing, would prove that his legendary career was far from over. He would win the 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Championship in dramatic fashion on the final lap of the Orange County main event. A youthful, talented, and highly motivated hometown driver, Thomas Radivoy, would go down fighting as the final event winner.

While there would be only one champion this year. These two competitors and teams would show their resolve and perseverance at many points throughout the season. The rest of the top thirteen were honored at the season-ending banquet at Vernon Downs Casino in Vernon New York.  The top thirteen were paid out nearly $12,000 cash.  2nd through 13th were Christian Rumsey, Sydney Prince, Dana Wagner, Kyle Smith, Jerry Sehn Jr., Eddie Strada, Emily VanInwegen, Dustin Purdy, Tyler Jashembowski, Geoff Quackenbush and Brett Jaycox.

While the offseason is in full-swing, the future of the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprint Tour keeps evolving.  Mr. Greg Hixson, the series race director for the last two years, is stepping away from the tour to pursue a new position at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York. The shoes will surely be hard to fill. Mr. Hixson has dedicated a great deal of his life to the sport he loves. His vast experiences as a driver and official has proven to be irreplaceable in any organization. While it is incredible to see him go on and take on new challenges, the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour will have to carry on. The CRSA Sprint Tour and racing family wish Greg the best in his future endeavors.

Mr. Peter Meskill, a former operations and marketing manager at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, will be taking over the reins as Director of Operations for the 305 sprint tour in 2018. Peter has a well-rounded resume of experience in the sport. He has been in the driver's seat, on the spotter's stand for NASCAR events, worked as a Marketing Manager, and has been a crew member for various motorsports disciplines. Peter will bring a force to the organization that will help propel it to the next level.

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ALT URC Engine Program introduced at Membership Meeting

Don Blackshear from the Pace Performance Circle Track Division will be in attendance during the URC General Membership Meeting at the Limerick Diner on Wednesday November 29 at 7pm.

Don will be talking to the URC race teams and anyone else interested in coming and learning about the Pace Perfomance / URC Alternative Engine and the potential 360 engine program. The engine can be seen here in the attached photo. The engine is based off of a GM LS3 and will come complete along with fuel pump, headers and air cleaner. Total cost of the package is shaping up to be under $24,000 along with free shipping. Don will answer every question everyone might have on Wednesday the 29th, but we will answer one big question now......yes, your engine builder can build this engine if he or she wants to.

The engine was to be tested at the Bridgeport Speedway during the running of the Big Track Classic, but Pace Performance was hit with a major storm that did serious damage to the Pace building. The storm has slowed down the progress a little as the engine was on the dyno when the storm hit.

The Pace URC 360 program will have some similarities to the very successful Pace Performance Knoxville Raceway 305 class CT 525 engine program that Don and Knoxville Race implemented a few years ago. Don just returned from the Knoxville Raceway banquet as he was celebrating the engines 2017 305 division championship.

For more information on Don Blackshear and the Pace Performance Circle Track Division please check out their website http://paceperformance.com/ or check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pacecircletrack/

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360 Series Points
 
 
 ESS
 Final
1. Jason Barney 2568
2. Matt Tanner 2094
3. Paul Kinney 2034
4. P. Colagiovanni 1987
5. Matt Billings 1947
6. Jeff Cook 1766
7. Coleman Gulick 1700
8. Danny Varin 1465
9. Steve Poirier 1318
10. J. Preston 1285
 
Patriot Sprints
 American Series
FINAL
1. Jared Zimbardi 2341
2. Steve Collins  2316
3. Kyle Drum  2272
4. Jordan Thomas  2121
5. Derek Jonathan  1930
6. Josh Azzi  1865
7. Joe Trenca  1426
8. Darryl Ruggles 1387
9. Dan Bennett 1266
10. David Just 1102

Canandian Series
FINAL
1.  Dylan Westbrook  566
2.  Jared Zimbardi  564
3.  Cory Turner  525
4.  Jake Brown  508
5.  Mitch Brown 503
6.  Chris Steele  403
7.  Ryan Turner  352
8.  Lee Ladouceur  267
9.  Rick Wilson  262
10.  Jim Huppunen 255
 
FINAL
1. Jeremy Campbell 2645
2. Don Droud Jr. 2620
3. Jon Freeman 2430
4. Jeff Stasa 2375
5. F. Southerland 2320
6. Danny Jennings 2270
7. Fred Mattox 2040
8. Jake Greider 1865
9. J.D. Johnson 1645
10. Jason Martin 875
 
FINAL
1. Ryan Roberts 2020
2. Seth Brahmer 1925
3. Cody Ledger 1907
4. Jordan Boston 1462
5. Jason Martin 1414
6. John Klabunde 1370
7. Ryan Bickett 1325
8. Jack Dover 1309
9. Stuart Snyder 1159
10. Don Droud Jr. 993
 
FINAL
1. Casey Adams 3235
2. Kelly Miller 3173
3. Sean MacDonell 3098
4. David Miller 3036
5. Trever Kirkland 2782
6. J.J. Hickle 2288
7. Roger Cummings 2238
8. Shane Moore 2159
9. Cody Masse 2119
10. Jordan Milne 2015

SOS
FINAL
1. Dylan Westbrook 1315
2. Shawn Sliter 1114
3. Josh Sliter 954
4. Frank Baranowski 951
5. Chris Jones 873
6. Mike Ferrell 844
7. Warren Mahoney 683
8. Rick Wilson 646
9. John Burbridge Jr. 602
10. Lee Ladouceur 571

 

 

 

 

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