BOSS Gears Up for 2017 With Strong Bonus Program
With just 4 weeks until the first green flag flies, the Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS tour is gearing up for its biggest and best season to date. With the full time drivers list approaching the 20 team mark and the addition of full time race announcer, Ryan Kent Jr., 2017 appears to have the necessary ingredients to be a banner season. The success and growth of the series would not be happening without the help of our marketing partners who provide all of the bonus awards and incentives that keep these teams on the road week after week.
Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio remains the title sponsor helping to provide a points fund totaling nearly $15,000 in cash and awards to the top 15 finishers in the season long standings. Once again, a $3,000 check plus contingencies await the overall points champion.
Standard BOSS events will continue to pay the following feature purse: 1) 1,500 2) 900 3) 700 4) 600 5) 500 6) 450 7) 400 8) 375 9) 350 10) 325 11) 300 12) 290 13) 280 14) 270 15) 260 16) 250 with $250 to start all main events. BOSS will start 20 cars in all main events with car counts at 29 or less. When the car count in attendance is between 30 and 39 cars, the starting field will be increased to 22. If the number of cars entered is 40 or more, then 24 cars will run the main event. There will still be $100 tow money to awarded to all competing cars who fail to make the main event.
For full time BOSS teams, the top 15 in points will be guaranteed $300 to start every main event and $150 tow money to non starters. Bonus eligibility for the first 3 events ( April 22, May 13 and May 20) will be based off of the final 2016 standings. Beginning with event #4, the top 15 teams in the 2017 current standings will be in the bonus money. With more than 15 teams committing to the full schedule, BOSS is happy to announce that we will pay the bonus to ALL teams with perfect attendance starting at the 4th event.
As always, BOSS is proud to have the continued support of both Hoosier Race Tires and American Racer Tires. The increasingly popular "open tire rule" is still the staple of the BOSS program. With the open tire rule, lack of a weight rule, and NEVER any "membership" or "entry" fees, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series IS THE last true OUTLAW sprint car series. BOSS takes pride in not restricting teams from running when and where they please.
The full time teams stay loyal to BOSS primarily because of all the great marketing partners who supply heat race money, bonus money and many other perks along the trail. Heat races will once again pay cash to the top 4 finishers it $40, 30, 20 and 10 respectively. There will also be five (5) bonus awards of $50 cash each and another at $25. Also, the highest finishing driver on each brand of tire (all 4 corners) will be awarded a free tire from the respective manufacturer. The following is a complete list of our 2017 contributors:
Title Sponsor - Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, OH
Heat Race #1 - DRC Chassis ; Indianapolis, IN
Heat Race #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA
Heat Race #3 - Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN
Heat Race #4 - TCB Speed ; Pendleton, IN
Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH
Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH
Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH
Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH
Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH
Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA
Other sponsors include The Blue Room restaurant in Kirby, Ohio who will provide the ever popular "free drink" cooler. Cooley Cabinets of Greenville, Ohio is on board to provide fans a look back into the past every Tuesday on facebook with "Turnback Tuesday". Superior Bearing & Supply of Bradenton, Florida is back to sponsor the 2017 BOSS Rookie of the Year award. Other contributors include: Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, FAST Signs of Dayton, Griff's Engines of Sandusky, Diversified Machine Inc (DMI), and TRL Driving Suits.
The 2017 season gets underway at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 22nd and concludes at Fremont Speedway with the Mike Hensel Memorial on Saturday, September 30th. Along the way, BOSS teams will compete for a record amount in purses with two $5,000 to win races at Fremont Speedway's "Hensel Memorial" and Mansfield Motorsports Park's "Great Lakes Nationals". There are also two $3,000 to win events at Waynesfield Raceway Park's "Jack Hewitt Classic" and Atomic Speedway's "Open Wheel Championship". Other tracks along the tour include Portsmouth Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Montpelier Motor Speedway, Route 44 Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
The complete 2017 BOSS drivers list will be announced in the next few weeks.
USAC's "The Week Of Indy" Just Over Two Months Away
Huge Discount Available Via Superticket
For the second straight year, USAC and Track Enterprises have combined forces for "The Week Of Indy", three big events leading up to the Indy 500. This year's events will be Wednesday-Friday, May 24-26. The three night show features open wheel cars from the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour and the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars. The events will be held at the Terre Haute Action Track, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and Lucas Oil Raceway. Just announced, a superticket, which gives fans a 25% discount if they attend all three events.
USAC's "The Week Of Indy" begins at the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, May 24. The Tony Hulman Classic will feature the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour and the Scott's Custom Colors UMP Dirtcar Modifieds. Last year's sprint car event was won by Robert Ballou, while Brian Shaw claimed the Modified win.
Terre Haute pits are scheduled to open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action is scheduled to begin at 7:30. General admission tickets for the Tony Hulman Classic will be sold at the gate for $25 on raceday. Infield tickets are also available for $15, while children 10 and under are free.
On Thursday, May 25, fans will make the short trek to the east and the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the 63rd running of the Hoosier Hundred. The 100-mile race features the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series and, new this year, the Mid-American Stock Car Series. Not only does the Hoosier Hundred have a rich history, the Mid-American Stock Car competitors are looking forward to their first visit at the huge event. In Silver Crown, a strong pack of challengers will try to dethrone Kody Swanson, who has won the last three Hoosier Hundreds.
Hoosier Hundred pit gates will open at 12:00, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps start at 5:00, racing begins for Mid-Am at 7:00, with the Hoosier 100 scheduled for an 8:00 green flag. Reserved seating is available for the Hoosier Hundred by calling the Track Enterprises office, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, or through Ticketmaster. Reserved seats for adults are being sold for $25 presale or $30 at the gate. Infield tickets will be available for $15 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.
The final event of the Track Enterprises promotion is on Friday, May 26 at Lucas Oil Raceway. For the second time, the USAC Silver Crown Series will be running at the Brownsburg, IN complex on Friday in an event that will be known as the Carb Night Classic...The Race Before The 500. For years, the event was held on Saturday, which created a split in fans and drivers with the Little 500 going on the same day. Starting last year, the event was held on Friday and with great success. The Carb Night Classic will also feature action from the Mid-American Stock Car Series, which will be doing the double with the Silver Crown cars.
Lucas Oil Raceway pits will open at 12:00, grandstands at 2:45, with on track activity beginning at 3:15. Qualifying starts with Mid Am at 5:00 while their feature will be run at 6:30. Green is scheduled to drop on the Carb Night Classic at 8:15. General admission tickets will be available at the gate for $25 on raceday.
A great deal is available for those who don't want to miss a single lap of "The Week Of Indy". A Superticket is being sold for a savings of 25% off of the regular three day prices. For just $60, a savings of $20, a fan will receive general admission at Terre Haute and Lucas Oil Raceway as well as a reserved seat for the Hoosier Hundred. To purchase a Superticket, visit https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-week-of-indy or call 217-764-3200.
For more information visit www.trackenterprises.com, www.usacracing.com, or call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
Austin Liggett perseveres to claim Silver Cup victory with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour in Chico
By Gary Thomas
Chico, CA – March 11, 2017...Fighting back from issues early on Tracy, California's Austin Liggett was able to make an impressive recovery en route to a dominating victory on Saturday night with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour at Silver Dollar Speedway.
Liggett's night got off to a rocky start when reported magneto issues caused him to receive no qualifying time. After that however, it was nothing but positive as he made a wild move on the start of his heat race to go from last to the lead before one-lap was even completed. The heat race victory then made him eligible for the dash, which he would also go on to win.
He then grabbed the lead after a couple laps in the feature and never looked back on way to taking the checkered flag with a 4.518 second margin of victory over second place.
"With how the night started out it feels great to be standing up here and I couldn't be happier to win at Silver Dollar Speedway again," Liggett commented. "After we didn't get a qualifying time my team really got this 51 car dialed in so I can't thank my owner Brian Sperry and my parents enough. I also want to thank all of our sponsors and supporters including C&H Veteran Enterprise, Excel Environmental Services, Walker Performance Filtration, Jarrett Soares Racing and Santa Mauro Race Products. Hopefully we can do this again at Petaluma on April 1."
Liggett started on the pole of the feature alongside defending C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour champion Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa. At the waving of the green flag it was Simpson who put the Dave Johnson owned No. 32 into the lead of the race. Shortly after a lap-two restart though Liggett showed his muscle and carved his way by to scoop up the top-spot.
The most serious incident in the main event also occurred early on when Barry Pries Jr. got upside down on the back stretch. He emerged okay, but his No. 14 machine sustained heavy damage during the tumble. Pries went home with the Air One Hvac Systems first rollover Award.
The final stoppage of the race then took place on lap-seven and after that it was all green flag racing to the end. Liggett had his way out front in the Sperry Racing No. 51, but the action behind him proved interesting, as Simpson had to fend off the fast closing Kalib Henry of Citrus Heights and Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove.
At one point through heavy traffic late in the race you could throw a blanket over the drivers running second through fourth, until Simpson was able to work traffic well to solidify the runner up spot at the finish. It was a great rebound for Simpson after a tough end to the opening round in Marysville on February 25.
Henry narrowly held off Kofoid to grab the third spot, in what was just his second ever wingless sprint car start. The 17-year-old also began the night by earning the West Coast Race Parts Fast Time Award with a clocking of 13.795 around the Silver Dollar bullring. Kofoid's fourth place finish from the 16th starting spot was exciting to watch and good enough to give the 15-year-old the Davis Motorsports of Reno Hard Charger Award.
Reigning Silver Dollar Speedway wingless champion Angelique Bell of Rio Linda rounded out the top-five in the feature. The remainder of the top-10 in the 25-lap contest was comprised of Sparky Howard, Adam Christian, R.C. Smith, Zachary Kavert and Tim Sherman Jr.
Can the Top Three be Tamed?
C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour returns to action at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico Saturday
By Gary Thomas
Chico, CA – March 7, 2017...After opening the season a couple weeks back the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is now geared up and ready for round two, which takes place during the Saturday portion of the annual Silver Cup this weekend at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway.
The night of competition will mark the first of two season appearances at the famed quarter-mile, with the second coming in September on opening night of the prestigious Gold Cup Race of Champions. Upwards of 25 to 30 wingless warriors are expected on hand at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds based bullring to go after the $1200 top prize this Saturday.
"The new C&H Hunt Series had a record amount of competitors at the Toller Memorial and we're looking forward to the same competitive-style of racing at the Silver Cup. We're very thankful that MRP and Silver Dollar Speedway Promoter Dennis Gage has welcomed our tour to be a part of these early season marquee events."
Opening race winner Cody Spencer of Orangevale will be gunning to make it back-to-back to kick-off the season on Saturday in Chico. Spencer returns to the seat of the Mark Dolner owned No. 7EJ Sprinter at the Silver Cup and will look for his second career victory come Saturday night.
He will be sure to face stiff competition however, from Marysville runner up two weeks ago Terry Schank Jr. of Santa Rosa, who finished second in the Silver Dollar Speedway points last season. Schank captured three C&H Hunt Tour wins last year and ultimately finished just one-point shy of Angelique Bell in his bid at the Chico title. The veteran is always a favorite at Silver Dollar Speedway.
One of the more impressive drives from the opener was certainly turned in by Citrus Heights youngster Kalib Henry, who led much of the race in what was his first career wingless start. The 17-year-old was last year's Winged 410 Rookie of the Year at Silver Dollar Speedway and will be searching for his first C&H Hunt Tour win this Saturday.
A couple drivers that will look for redemption after the first race are most definitely reigning tour champion Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa and Stockton's DJ Johnson. The two competitors battled hard for the win during opening night, only to have contact on a green-white-checkered restart dash their hopes of victory.
More drivers expected to be in action on Saturday will include last year's tour winner at the Silver Dollar Speedway Josh Vierra, former Silver Cup victor Scott Hall, SDS champion Angelique Bell, along with Austin Liggett, Geoff Ensign, Troy Degaton, Chris Kerr, Thomas Leiby, Brent Steck, Jimmy Christian, Casey McClain, Cody Fendley, Shayna Sylvia, Tim Sherman Jr., Zachary Kavert, Nick Larson, Barry Pries Jr., Peter Paulson, Brian Grossenheider, Nathan Johnson and many more.
"We're definitely excited to head up to Silver Dollar Speedway with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour," commented series announcer Ron Lingron. "The opening race in Marysville was definitely a wild one with a lot of story lines coming out of it. Chico is always a great race track with a lot of history and we are anticipating a strong car count to help write another chapter in the record books. We hope all the fans will come check us out at the Silver Cup."
The front gate will open at 5pm on Saturday night, with racing expected to get underway around 6:30pm. All seating is general admission during the night. Adult tickets cost $22, seniors and juniors will be $18, children 6 to 11 are $6, while kids five and under are free. Online ticketing is available to avoid standing in lines and can be purchased at https://events.admitoneproducts.com/tkt_sales.php...
The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For more information visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com
Cody Spencer kicks-off the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour season in victory lane at Marysville Raceway
By Gary Thomas
Marysville, Ca – February 25, 2017...A wild C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour opening night at the Marysville Raceway saw Orangevale, Ca driver Cody Spencer come out on top during a chaotic late-race scramble, scoring his first career victory with the tour in the process.
Spencer was also making his first ever start in the Mark Dolner owned No. 7EJ Sprinter on Saturday night and made it pay off during a back and forth 25-lap Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial feature.
"What a great way to kick off the year with a new team," Spencer commented. "I can't thank these guys enough for allowing me to drive this car. I'm really excited about the new C&H Hunt Wingless series. There are a lot of great people involved in the new series that are really trying to give back to the racers and the fans. I'm just thankful to be a part of it. Hopefully we can do this a lot in 2017."
The A-main started out with reigning C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour champion Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa and Citrus Heights' Kalib Henry on the front row. At the waving of the green flag it was Henry who jumped to the lead, in what was his first career wingless sprint car start. The 17-year-old Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 410 Rookie of the Year from last season looked strong out front in the early stages.
As often the case in opening season events there were a number of cautions during the feature that slowed down the contest. Henry was able to hold strong out front, until reported power steering issues had developed that forced him to fight his car for the remainder on the heavy and rough surface. With the race winding down Simpson then stepped up his challenges and was able to charge under Henry to grab the lead. A red flag just before the finish then made for a green-white-checkered restart and what resulted was pure chaos up front.
As Simpson led the field back to green last year's final round winner DJ Johnson of Stockton attempted to get by and steal the opening night win away. Contact ensued however, and ultimately saw both drivers get upside down to end their shot at victory. Spencer was able to avoid the melee and go on to score the improbable win. Santa Rosa's Terry Schank Jr. came home in second, with Sacramento's Troy Degaton, Tracy's Austin Ligett and Sebastopol's Geoff Ensign rounding out the top-five. Chris Kerr, Josh Vierra, Simpson, Johnson and Ryan Souza completed the top-10.
A-main finish: 1. Cody Spencer, 2. Terry Schank Jr., 3. Troy Degaton, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Geoff Ensign, 6. Chris Kerr, 7. Josh Vierra, 8. Klint Simpson, 9. DJ Johnson, 10. Ryan Souza, 11. Casey McClain, 12. Thomas Leiby, 13. Kalib Henry, 14. Scott Hall, 15. Brent Steck, 16. Tim Sherman Jr., 17. Barry Pries Jr., 18. Dan Hayes, 19. Billy Wallace, 20. Angelique Bell.
The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will return to action on Saturday March 11 as part of the annual Silver Cup at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway. It will mark the first of two season appearances at the famed quarter-mile located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. More information on the event can be found at www.silverdollarspeedway.com
UMSS Announces 2017 Winged Sprint Schedule
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director
Stillwater, MN (2-12-17)
The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) will kick off their ninth season of winged sprint car racing at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, April 22 and conclude the planned 19-race schedule on Saturday, September 16 at the Deer Creek Speedway. The 2017 schedule has a distinctly "southern flavor" as the series seeks to increase car counts by running several shows south of their typical area in years past. New to the schedule this season are several shows in a southerly direction including co-sanctioned races with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) at Fairmont Raceway on May 6 and three nights with the MSTS at the Jackson Nationals June 1-3 which also features the World of Outlaws at the Jackson Motorplex.
A three-race Memorial Weekend Tour in western Wisconsin will take the UMSS winged warriors to Red Cedar Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway and Eagle Valley Speedway from Friday night May 26 through Sunday evening May 28. Following the Jackson Nationals in early June, the UMSS makes a northern trek for a return to the Rumble on the Range at the Hibbing Raceway on June 17 and the Twin Ports Sprint Special at the Proctor Speedway on Sunday night June 18. Another venture to the south begins on Friday, June 30 for the first-ever appearance at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa followed by an inaugural visit to the "Sprint Car Capitol of the World" Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday night July 1.
Back at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, July 8 will see the UMSS winged sprints on the card with the World of Outlaws. The 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial will move to the Ogilvie Raceway this season for a Saturday night July 22 show. After about a month off, the UMSS swings back into action on Friday night August 18 at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN. Then it's back to the south once again for a first-ever visit to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, August 26.
The 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial will once again be one of the highlights of the 2017 UMSS season at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, September 9 along with the IRA Outlaw Sprints. Running the following weekend, the UMSS season concludes in a southerly direction with yet another inaugural appearance, this time at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on Friday night September 15 with the IRA Outlaw Sprints. The season concludes with a big event at the Deer Creek Speedway the following night, September 16, once again with the IRA Outlaw Sprints on the program.
Twelve of the nineteen races on the schedule will also feature the UMSS Traditional sprints. Those races will be detailed in their 2017 season press release. The UMSS will visit five new tracks in 2017, four of those in the state of Iowa, as the series certainly expands its "borders" in hopes of attracting some additional cars. Look for further details on several of the events as the season gets underway and those events take shape. Several of the events will also be Midwest Power Series shows. Although this early-edition schedule is pretty solid, the addition of an event or two may take place given the fact that Mother Nature seems to win several shows each season. Keep tabs on the UMSS winged sprints on their website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the red logo or by following them on their Facebook page.
2017 UMSS WINGED SPRINT SCHEDULE (2-12-17 edition):
April 22 - Cedar Lake Speedway Season Opener
May 6 - Fairmont Raceway with MSTS
May 26 - Red Cedar Speedway (3-race Memorial Weekend Series)
May 27 - Rice Lake Speedway (3-race Memorial Weekend Series)
May 28 - Eagle Valley Speedway (3-race Memorial Weekend Series)
June 1 - Jackson Nationals with MSTS and WoO Sprints
June 2 - Jackson Nationals with MSTS and WoO Sprints
June 3 - Jackson Nationals with MSTS and WoO Sprints
June 17 - Hibbing Raceway
June 18 - Proctor Speedway
June 30 - Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)
July 1 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
July 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway w/WoO Sprints
July 22 - Ogilvie Raceway (6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial)
August 18 - Granite City Speedway (Sauk Rapids, MN)
August 26 - Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, IA)
September 9 - Cedar Lake Speedway (17th Annual Richert Memorial) w/IRA Sprints
September 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway w/IRA Sprints
September 16 - Deer Creek Speedway w/IRA Sprints
Terre Haute Action Track 2017 Schedule Released
World Of Outlaw & Summer National Late Models Added
Officials from Track Enterprises, the promotion company for the Terre Haute Action Track, has announced the 2017-season schedule for the 1/2-mile racetrack. The speedway holds several special events during the summer that feature divisions from the United States Auto Club (USAC) and United Midwestern Promoters (UMP). This year's schedule features many of the same fan favorites plus the addition of the World Of Outlaw vs. Summer National Late Models show at the end of June.
The campaign will begin on Sunday, April 2 for an exciting season opener that will feature the Sumar Classic for the USAC Silver Crown cars. Not only will this be the season opener for the track, it will be the first look at the champ cars for the new year. Last year, Greenfield, IN driver, C.J. Leary, won his first career Silver Crown race in the Sumar Classic. This year's opener will also feature the Scott's Custom Colors UMP Modifieds.
The second event on this year's schedule is set for Sunday, April 30. On the card will be the MSCS Sprint cars and Scott's Custom Colors UMP Modifieds. Two season ago, 23 drivers took the green with Brady Short taking the victory over Jerry Coons, Jr. and Carson Short. Unfortunately, two tries to run last year's MSCS event were rained out. Great weather has already been ordered for this year's event.
The historic Tony Hulman Classic, a mainstay at Terre Haute, is set for Wednesday, May 24, as the first event for USAC's "The Week Of Indy". The event, held the week of the Indy 500 and the night before the Hoosier 100, features the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Modifieds. Last season, Robert Ballou passed A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey on the all-time wins list with his 24th career victory. Ballou has won the last two "Tony Hulman Classics".
Event number four this season is a new one on this year's schedule and it's a can't miss. The event will feature the best of the best, when it comes to Dirt Late Model Racing. On tap will be the World of Outlaw vs. Summer National Late Models. It will be the first time the two series have run head-to-head, as two events scheduled last year were rained out. Bobby Pierce was the Summer Nationals champion last season, while Josh Richards was the World of Outlaw champ. The Summit National Modifieds will also be in town at the Friday, June 30 event.
Historically, the biggest event of the year, at Terre Haute, is the Don Smith Classic, held during USAC Indiana Sprint week. This year, the event is set for Wednesday, July 12, which is also part of fair week in Vigo County. Last season, rainfall set in before the gates opened and forced the postponement until Sunday of the same week. Chase Stockon came away with the Don Smith Classic victory, while Brady Bacon clinched the week's championship with a top five finish. The Scott's Custom Colors UMP Modifieds have been added to the show, a change from years' past, where the Sprints were the only division on the card.
On Sunday, August 6, the Indiana Late Model Series will headline a show for the second year in a row. Last season, a full field of 22 Pro Late Models took the green with young hotshoe, Hudson O'Neal, claiming the victory over his uncle, Marty O'Neal. The Scott's Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also be in action.
Rounding out this year's slate of events is the Jim Hurtubise Classic for the USAC Sprint Cars on Friday, September 15. Last year, the September date was washed out and rescheduled for mid-October. Unbelievably, the fans came out in droves to fill the stands and witness a great show between Chris Windom and Chad Boespflug. Windom eventually took the victory in the back-and-forth battle. The Scott's Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also race, giving them a total of seven events this year, two more than last.
For more information, follow the Terre Haute Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200. The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, IN. The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN, 47807.
RUSH SERIES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NON-WING SPRINT CAR SERIES THROUGH PACE PERFORMANCE FOR 2018; TO DEBUT WITH $20,000+ POINT FUND FEATURING $5000 TO-WIN WEEKLY SERIES PRESENTED BY BONNELL'S ROD SHOP
February 8, 2017
(By Mike Leone)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...On the heels of multiple exciting announcements concerning the continued expansion of RUSH throughout the off-season, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to launch a non-wing Sprint Car division! The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance will debut in 2018 throughout the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio region with the ability of its technical rules package to be adopted throughout the country. The program will be kicked off with the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund of more than $20,000 with $5,000 going to the inaugural champion! The RUSH Sprint Cars will join the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Pro Stocks on the dirt side of the RUSH Racing Series umbrella.
The RUSH Sprint Cars will feature traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 crate sprint car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, on $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks and an affordable spec Hoosier Tire. The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000.
"Every year we're asked about creating a Sprint Car division under RUSH," explained Series Director Vicki Emig. "I think the timing is perfect to introduce this division to our region, and I feel certain that the same success that we've seen over the years with our other RUSH divisions will be duplicated in the RUSH Sprint Cars. Rather than waiting until the fall or winter, we wanted to get this announcement out now so drivers have plenty of time to prepare to participate in the spring of 2018. We're really looking forward to bringing all of the valuable and exciting programs that have helped propel the growth and success of all of our other RUSH divisions throughout the years to our Sprint Car program and its racers."
"While the 410 Winged Sprint Car division continues to be popular, we feel there's a great need for an more affordable, cost-contained Sprint Car division in the region," continued Emig. "After much discussion and thought, we felt the non-wing/GM 602 crate was the direction we should pursue. The division will be modeled after our Sportsman Modified division, which has grown in leaps in bounds over the past three years. As a non-wing division, the class will also offer a different product for the fans."
Throughout the past several weeks, several former and current stellar "410" Sprint Car drivers have been consulted to discuss their thoughts and gather their input on the Series and its place in the future of regional Sprint Car racing. Their response, support and endorsements have been tremendous and a press release containing their remarks will be released soon by the Series. One of those racers that immediately stepped up to not only offer his support of the concept, but to also financially enhance the program was Scott Bonnell.
"I believe creating a economical non-wing Sprint Car division to western Pa- eastern Ohio area will be beneficial to both racing fans and those wanting to get into an affordable form of open wheel Sprint Car racing," expressed Scott Bonnell. "Vicki Emig and her team have a proven record of success, and I believe we'll see this division be no exception! Bonnell's Rod Shop is proud to be the Weekly Series sponsor and is excited to be a part of this 'back to grassroots racing'. My grandfather, Al Bonnell, a national midget champion, would be very proud!"
A schedule of events will be developed utilizing numerous RUSH-sanctioned speedways throughout the region that will give the RUSH Sprint Car racers a full schedule of events and incentive to begin preparing for the 2018 season. The possibility exists for a possible exhibition event(s) during the fall of this season.
"Just as we did for our other divisions, especially the Sportsman Modifieds in the inaugural season, we'll look to have several regional speedways host events to give racers a full schedule, which will allow them numerous opportunities to accumulate points towards our championship programs," added Emig. "Our RUSH-sanctioned speedway partners have always played a very important part in our ability to introduce and grow the various RUSH divisions. Last year, six different regional speedways hosted events for the Sportsman Mods. That class has grown from an average of 10 cars a night at Sharon in 2014 to around 15 the second full season to over 22 a night in 2016. Year two saw us add a Touring schedule, which has grown over the past two years. A record 29 cars were at Lernerville at the final event, and we're anticipating even more cars in that division this season."
"It's very impressive to come out of the box with a point fund of more than $20,000," stated Emig. "I cannot thank Scott Bonnell enough for stepping up and growing this inaugural RUSH Weekly Series point fund for the Sprint. Since Scott quit racing, he's given back so much to racing, and we're very proud to have his and so many other Sprint Car drivers' endorsements. With more than a year's time before the first official race, we'll continue to work hard to bring additional benefits to the Series such as contingencies and a Manufacturers Night like our other divisions."
As with other the RUSH divisions, membership is never mandatory; however, does allow racers to compete in the $20,050 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund and "Futures Cup" (see breakdown below) and grants an additional $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy when competing at RUSH speedways. The cost of membership is $125.
An informational meeting and seminar has been scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City located at 4 Holiday Blvd, Mercer, PA 16137. For additional information on the required Pace Performance GM 602 Sprint Car engine package prior to the informational meeting, contact Don Blackshear (Pace Performance) at 330-726-3802. Pace's website is www.paceperformance.com.
A website is in development and will soon be launched at www.rushsprintcars.com. In the meantime, like our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.
Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.
"Futures Cup" (minimum): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.
Bonnell's Rod Shop is located at 8000A Middle Rd., Fairview, PA 16415. Bonnell's Rod Shop specializes in classic, custom, and modified vehicles. Their staff is dedicated to providing each and every customer the very best in workmanship and customer service. With over 100 years of combined experience building quality hot rods is in their blood. Whether you need a taillight bulb replaced or you want them to create a one off show piece.
Herrera, Fife, And Johnson Get Wildcat Wins
By Ben Deatherage
Tucson, Arizona- Sprint Car racing made its return to Wildcat Raceway for the first round of the 2017 Wildcat Winter Series. Three classes would fill the pit area featuring Winged 360 Sprints, Micro Sprints, and the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints-Wildcat Region. Thirty-nine cars would make the journey from the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Indiana.
In the Winged 360 feature, Alex Pettas would beat Rick Ziehl at the line on the opening lap to get the race underway. The lead would be shortly lived for the Tempe pilot, of Pettas, as Ziehl would beat him into the corner. Ziehl, from Las Cruces, New Mexico, would pace the field for some time before being challenged by Johnny Herrera.
Herrera, in the J.T. Imperial owned entry, got by Ziehl at the line on lap five to become the third different leader. The only thing to slow down the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver would be two cautions periods on lap five and lap nine. Each ensuing restart he would manage to maintain the position and would go on to pick up the victory.
Rick Ziehl finished second over Alamogordo, New Mexico's Lorne Wofford in third. The rest of the top five consisted of fourth finishing Josh Shipley, from Youngtown in the Alan and Kaylene Verville owned machine, as well as Alex Pettas in fifth. Rick Ziehl and Lorne Wofford were the heat race winners.
While the 3/8-mile dirt oval would be home to the Sprint Cars the Micro Sprints would inhabit the smaller infield race track. Jared Warhurst, from El Paso, Texas and driving for Randy Johnson, blazed the trail early but unfortunately would get tangled up in an incident on lap twelve.
When action resumed Marana chauffeur Chad Fife would inherit the position. Fife would be challenged on several occasions but each and every time he would put all contenders in check. He managed to cross the line first to obtain the win.
Mark Morin, of Prescott Valley, was the runner-up while Farmington, New Mexico's Bradley Huish was third. Fourth place went to Phoenix native Colton Hardy and rounding up the top five would be Josh Huish, who is also from Farmington, New Mexico. Jared Warhurst and Bradley Huish were the two heat winners.
Last but not least were the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints-Wildcat Region. Yuma hot shoe Mike Martin took full advantage of his pole starting position and grabbed the initial lead only to crash down the back straightaway and get upside down. This would hand over the lead to Brady Short of Bedford, Indiana in the Reinbold-Underwood Racing entry.
Short would continue to hold onto the coveted position before getting passed by Tempe's Stevie Sussex on lap eleven. Unfortunately for Sussex, he would get collected with a lapped car on lap fifteen. This would give the lead back to Brady Short.
On lap eighteen Short and R.J. Johnson would find themselves battling hard for the win. Johnson would throw a slider on Short only for the two to make contact in turn two and nearly collecting one another. Both drivers would keep going, with Johnson as the new leader, but a caution would come out before another lap was completed resulting in Short retaining the lead yet again.
On the final green-white-checkered restart R.J. Johnson took to the top shelf and motored his way around Brady Short to reclaim the lead. Johnson managed to create a fair amount of distance and cruised on to the win. It would be a huge win for Johnson as well as for car owner Matt Lundy.
Brady Short was a respectable second while Stevie Sussex worked his way back up to third. The balance of the top five would feature Gilbert's Andrew Reinbold in fourth and Charles Davis Jr., of Buckeye, in fifth. Stevie Sussex and R.J. Johnson were both victorious in heat race action.
Wildcat Raceway will return for the second and third rounds of the 2017 Wildcat Winter Series on Friday, February 17th and Saturday the 18th. Both races will be night shows and are expected to get underway around 6:00 PM. For more information be sure and log on to www.wildcatracewayaz.com or follow them on Facebook.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Wildcat Winter Series Race #1
360 Sprints A-Main: 1. 75X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 18-Lorne Wofford; 4. 01-Josh Shipley; 5. 2-Alex Pettas; 6. 12-James Mosher; 7. 74-Colton Hardy; 8. 99-Rachael Aragon; 9. 22-Jesse Barber; 10. 19-Wes Wofford; 11. 33-Steve Cushman; 12. 57-Steve Stone; 13. 33T-Rick Eckert; 14. 55-T.K. Lindell
Micro Sprints A-Main: 1. 8-Chad Fife; 2. 28-Mark Morin; 3. 5-Bradley Huish; 4. 41-Colton Hardy; 5. 51-Josh Huish; 6. 7KK-Kevin Keefer; 7. 7-Mason Keefer; 8. 12-David Tardiff; 9. 25J-Jared Warhurst; 10. 52-A.J. Miller; DNS 20AZ-Jarrett Martin; DNS 21X-George Zills
Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Series-Wildcat Region A-Main: 1. 98-R.J. Johnson; 2. 19S-Brady Short; 3. 21AZ-Stevie Sussex; 4. 19-Andy Reinbold; 5. 50-Charles Davis Jr.; 6. 20-Shon Deskins; 7. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 8. 5M-Matt Lundy; 9. 25AZ-Rick Shuman; 10. 7K-Bruce St. James; 11. 14-Cody Sickles; 12. 16-Mike Martin; DNS 75X-Johnny Herrera
TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY TO OPEN APRIL 15th A DOZEN SPECIAL EVENTS ARE IN THE OFFERING
Haubstadt, IN - January 16, 2017. Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN, will open the gates for the 2017 racing season Saturday April 15th. The sprint cars of the United States Auto Club and those competing with the Midwest Sprint Car Series will be competing in the co-sanctioned “Spring Showdown” paying $5,000 to win. The opener will also feature the first of 11 appearances during the season for the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.
The action will resume on April 29th with the World of Outlaws in town. This will be the first of three programs during the season with winged sprints on the card. The MOWA Winged Sprints will be in action at Tri-State on May 13th for a “Midwest Madness” show and again during the “Sprint Stampede” on July 2nd. At both of these two events the Midwest Sprint Car Series will also be in action.
Then it will be time for the “Memorial Weekend Classic.” The first triple header of the season will include MSCS Sprints, MMSA Mini Sprints, and the UMP Modifieds. This show on May 28th will be the first Sunday night holiday weekend program of the season. Racing will also occur on July 2nd and September 3rd of Labor Day Weekend. The MMSA Mini Sprints are booked again on August 5th and October 7th.
The UMP “Late Model Summernationals” is also set for a Sunday. June 25th is the only opportunity fans will have to see the late models at Haubstadt this coming season. The modifieds will also be running for a grand to win that night plus 4 other times during the season. Those special nights are April 29th, June 10th, July 15th, and Sept. 3rd. Then for the final race of the season on October 7th the Mods will compete to win $1,500!
July 15th the track will host the finale of USAC’s “Indiana Sprint Week.” This is one difficult act to follow, but on August 5th MSCS will sanction the 13th annual “Hoosier Sprint Nationals.” The winner will collect $5,000. September 16th is by far the biggest race of the season for non-wing sprint competitors. USAC & MSCS will take up the challenge presented by the one and only “Haubstadt Hustler.” The prize is $10,000.
The “Harvest Cup” will close out the season for the MSCS sprints. The winner’s share for the Cup will be $5,000 in 2017. It is also Awards night for the series. This is set to be the 9th appearances of the season for MSCS at Tri-State Speedway. Besides the two co-sanctioned races with USAC on April 15 and September 16, the series will be featured on May 13, May 28, June 10, July 2, August 5, September 3, and October 7.
The Saturday September 16th and October 7th events will have rain dates set for that Sunday. Ticket information is available by calling 812-768-5995. The speedway does offer reserved seating. Ticket prices vary according to the event on the schedule. Further details on each event are also available at www.tristatespeedway.com
2017 TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY SEASON SCHEDULE “The Class Track! ”
At Haubstadt, Indiana - 3 miles North of I-64 on Hwy. 41
APR 15 Sat Spring Showdown (MSCS/USAC) $ 5,000 to Win Modifieds - $600 to Win
APR 29 Sat WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS…Modifieds - $1,000 to Win
MAY 13 Sat Midwest Madness (MSCS Sprints) $2,500 To Win…NOWA Wing Sprints
MAY 28 Sun Memorial Weekend Classic (MSCS Sprints) $2,500 to Win…Modifieds - $600 to Win & MMSA Mini Sprints
JUN 10 Sat Summer Showdown (MSCS Sprints) $ 2,500 To Win…Modifieds - $1,000 To Win
JUN 25 Sun Late Model Summer nationals…Plus “Summit” Modifieds - $1,000 To Win
JUL 02 Sun Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede (MSCS Sprints) $2,500 To Win…MOWA Wing Sprints plus Modifieds - $600 To Win
JUL 15 Sat INDIANA SPRINT WEEK (USAC)…Modifieds - $1,000 To Win
AUG 05 Sat Hoosier Sprint Nationals (MSCS Sprints) $ 5,000 To Win…Modifieds - $600 To Win plus MMSA Mini Sprints
SEP 03 Sun Labor Day Weekend Challenge (MSCS Sprints) $ 3,000 To Win…Modifieds - $1,000 To Win
SEP 16 Sat The Haubstadt Hustler (MSCS/USAC) $ 10,000 To Win…Modifieds - $600 To Win (Rain Date is Sept. 17.)
OCT 07 Sat The Harvest Cup (MSCS Sprints) $ 5,000 To Win …Modifieds - $1,500 To Win plus MMSA Mini Sprints (Rain Date is October 8)
2017 BOSS Schedule Release
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is excited to announce the 2017 tour dates for the "Last True Outlaws" of auto racing. The upcoming season will mark the sixth full seasonal tour for the Ohio based traditional wingless sprint tour that was established and opened in 2011.
Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio has proudly returned as the title sponsor. DRC Chassis Company of Indiana has joined the tour as the new sponsor of the first heat race at each event. Cooley Cabinets of Greenville, Ohio is also new to the BOSS marketing family, now presenting the increasingly popular historical posts that have moved from Thursday's to the all new "Turnback Tuesday". Every Tuesday, great racing history from the BOSS territory is brought back into the spotlight on the website and on the series facebook page.
Known throughout the Midwest as the fastest growing touring sprint car series, the BOSS schedule will grow from only one big money event in 2016 to an all time high of four higher paying shows in 2017. The annual Mike Hensel Memorial returns paying $5,000 to win at Fremont Speedway on September 30th. Joining Fremont on that level will be the soon-to-be converted Mansfield Motorsports Park which will host the tour for a 2 day event on Friday and Saturday, August 11-12. The event will be the all new "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals". The Friday show will be a complete standard BOSS program with Saturday paying $5,000 to win.
Perhaps the biggest off season news was the announcement of the pairing of BOSS with Waynesfield Raceway Park to sanction the prestigious "Jack Hewitt Classic" on Saturday, August 5th paying $3,000 to win. An added payoff also awaits the traveling tour teams on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26 when they invade the Atomic Speedway for the "Open Wheel Championship" also paying $3,000 to win on Saturday night.
Almost all of the fan favorite facilities return to the schedule including a return to Portsmouth Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Montpelier Motor Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway, and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Returning to the schedule after a 2 year absence is the Route 44 Speedway (formerly Whitewater) in Liberty, Indiana. With the overwhelming success of the first event there, this race on Friday, July 28th should be another "can't miss" event.
Other exciting events dotting the 2017 tour include the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" on Saturday, July 29th at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Also, the annual "Dick Spencer Memorial" will be staged on Saturday, July 8th at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
While the four added money events will see special formats, the standard show format of pill draw heat races will remain the same. All of the key programs the fans and teams have come to love will also remain in place including the "open" tire rule, traveling bonus money for the top 15 in tour points, heat race payouts and bonus award payouts. A big "thank you" is extended to Hoosier Racing Tire and American Racer Tires for their continued support of the open tire concept.
In addition, the BOSS rules will once again allow teams to choose their own safety initiatives. As in the past, BOSS has chosen NOT to REQUIRE full containment seats, head and neck restraints, or roll cage halos. Although this decision cost us one event in 2017, we feel it is our job to provide a safe racing environment along with excellent insurance and more than adequate rescue and emergency personnel. It is NOT our position to REQUIRE items that many in our industry still see as a potential threat to driver safety. At this level of professional competition, we assert that driver safety is up to each individual team and driver.
BOSS plans to take a serious approach to safety. Minimum driver age will remain 16 years of age. In 2015, the series was the first in the country to implement random drug testing at every event on the schedule. Random testing will continue this season. In addition, a new "safety advisor" will be working alongside teams at our events to inspect cars and discuss safety and address concerns. This will be especially beneficial to the lesser experienced race teams.
The entire confirmed schedule is listed below. There is one more track that could be added to the BOSS schedule but it would be a Saturday, stand alone, show and will be announced very soon. Watch for many more exciting announcements coming soon! Make plans to attend the tour opener on Saturday, April 22nd at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Best wishes to all for a safe and successful 2017 racing season.
2017 BOSS Tour Schedule
Sat. April 22 : Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH
Sat. May 13 : Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sat. May 20 : Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Sat. May 27 : Mercer Raceway Park ; Mercer, PA
Sun. May 28 : Mansfield Motorsports Park ; Mansfield, OH
Fri. Jun 9 : Limaland Motorsports Park ; Lima, OH
Sat. Jun 10 : Portsmouth Raceway Park ; Portsmouth, OH
Fri. Jun 30 : Lernerville Speedway ; Lernerville, PA
Sat. July 1 : Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway; Imperial, PA
Sat. July 8 : Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH (Spencer Memorial)
Fri. July 28 : Route 44 Speedway ; Liberty, IN
Sat. July 29 : Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN (Soudrette Memorial)
Sat. Aug 5 : Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH (Hewitt Classic)
Fri. Aug 11 : Mansfield Motorsports Park ; Mansfield, OH
Sat. Aug 12 : Mansfield Motorsports Park ; Mansfield, OH (Great Lakes Nationals)
Fri. Aug 25 : Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH
Sat. Aug 26 : Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH (Open Wheel Championship)
Sat. Sep 9 : Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN
Sat. Sep 30 : Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH (Hensel Memorial)
Sat. Oct 7 : Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH
2017 MSCS SCHEDULE RELEASED
Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 14, 2017. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series officials have completed the process of scheduling events for 2017. There will be 17 MSCS sanctioned events at 6 different speedways. The schedule is balanced with events each month from April until October.
The first month of competition begins with the “Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest” on Saturday night April 8th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The winner will receive $4,000. MSCS and USAC will race together in the “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway on April 15th. This co-sanctioned event will pay $5,000 to win! MSCS will then appear in the “Spring Fling” at the half mile Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday April 30th with $3,000 to be paid to the winner.
The MSCS appearance at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be held earlier this year with racing scheduled there on Saturday May 6th. The Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Sprints twice in May. Racing will be on Saturday the 13th and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend which is the 28th. Saturday that weekend, MSCS will be at Lincoln Park
Brownstown Speedway will host an MSCS event on Saturday June 24th. The date at the Jackson County Fairgrounds falls at the very heart of the schedule and will thus be a pivotal stop for the series. June 10th MSCS will be at Tri-State Speedway. July 2nd is the date for this year’s “Sprint Stampede” at Haubstadt. That event follows the
"Bill Gardner Sprintacular" on the first at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Racing begins in August with the prestigious Hoosier Sprint Nationals to be held at Tri-State Speedway on the fifth and will pay $5,000 to the winner. Shady Hill Speedway will host the non-wing MSCS drivers for the first time on Friday August 11th. The quarter mile track is located at Medaryville, Indiana. The MSCS Sprints will return to Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway for a fourth time this season on August 12th.
September holds two big challenges. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge on Sunday September 3rd at Tri-State Speedway will pay $3,000 to win. At mid month, the 16th, MSCS will return to Haubstadt along with the USAC Sprints to participate in the biggest race of the year. The “Haubstadt Hustler” will pay $10,000 to win and thus attract the best sprint car drivers in the nation.
Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Season Finale on October 7th. This year’s event will be increased with the winner receiving $5,000 and the accompanying “Harvest Cup.” A continuing tradition has the new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year being honored at the track. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, was the 2016 MSCS Champion. Tyler Hewitt of Marion, IN, was Rookie of the Year. Each new season produces different competitors to challenge the established drivers and add to the overall excitement.
Any changes or additions to the schedule will be announced with a news release at that time. Everyone can follow breaking news for the series by visiting the MSCS facebook page or mscssprints.com.
2017 MSCS Schedule
APR 8 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
APR 15 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN (USAC/MSCS)
APR 30 Sun Terre Haute Action track, Terre Haute, IN
MAY 6 Sat Montpelier Motor Speedway, Montpelier, IN
MAY 13 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN Midwest Madness (+ MOWA SPRINTS)
MAY 27 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
MAY 28 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
JUN 10 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
JUN 24 Sat Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN
JUL 1 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
JUL 2 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede (+MOWA Sprints)
AUG 5 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN 13th Annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals
AUG 11 Fri Shady Hill Speedway, Medaryville, IN
AUG 12 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
SEP 3 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
SEP 16 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN (MSCS/USAC)$ 10,000 The Haubstadt Hustler (Rain Date - Sun. Sep. 17)
OCT 7 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN The Harvest Cup (Rain Date - Sunday Oct. 8)
C&H Veteran Ent. Presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour releases 2017 schedule, purse & point fund details
By Gary Thomas
Santa Rosa, CA – January 13, 2017...The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour has officially released the 2017 schedule of events, which showcases 12 events at five different tracks throughout Northern California.
The season starts on Saturday February 25 with the lone visit this season to the Marysville Raceway for the annual Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial. The event is the official kick-off for Sprint Car racing in Northern California and always finds a packed house of fans in attendance. The tour will also compete in a pair of events at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway, with those being the Saturday March 11 Silver Cup Race of Champions and the annual Wednesday night Gold Cup Race of Champions opener on September 6.
The always sticky Petaluma Speedway will play host to three events, with those taking place on April 1, June 10 and the Soares Classic on August 12. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will also host a trio of races, with the dates being Saturday April 15, Friday August 25 and a special Thursday event on September 21 to help open the Nor Cal Posse Shootout. The Stockton Dirt Track will hold three events this season, including May 27, the Jimmy Sills Classic on Sunday July 2 and the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Friday November 3.
An increased purse this season for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will see a minimum of $1200-to-win & $175-to-start each night, with Pit Stop USA being the A-main sponsor. Heat race winners will receive $100 thanks to the support of LRB Enterprises (Heat one), Speedmart (Heat two) and Benic Enterprises (Heat three).
The series champion this year will be awarded with a solid $1500 out of a beefed up points fund that will pay out the top-10 drivers at season's end. There will be no entry fees and no membership fees for competitors to run tour events.
The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is still looking for addition marketing partners. If interested please contact Scott Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
"We're definitely happy with how the schedule came out and want to thank all of the tracks for coming on board this season," said Rick Faeth, promoter of Petaluma Speedway. "There's a lot of interest in the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour this year and I think it will be one of the strongest season's we've seen for Wingless Spec Sprint racing in Northern California. We can't wait to open the season at the Toller Memorial in Marysville on February 25."
Veteran Sprint Car driver Scott Hall also spoke about the season ahead. "We really want to thank all of the companies that are supporting the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour this year. It's been great to see so many people come together to lend their support and the teams will be in for a great season."
C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour Schedule
Saturday February 25: Marysville Raceway (Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial)
Saturday March 11: Silver Dollar Speedway (Silver Cup)
Saturday April 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 10: Petaluma Speedway
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday August 12: Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Wednesday September 6: Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)
Thursday September 21: Placerville Speedway (Nor Cal Posse Shootout)
Friday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute to Gary Patterson)
POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Car Series Schedule Released
Belleville, IL – The newly formed POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Car Series schedule has been released, featuring an agenda comprised of 13 events. Starting off 2017, the WAR East Sprint Cars debut at Fayette County Speedway on Saturday, April 1st for their Season Opener.
On Thursday, April 27th, the East Sprint Cars will visit Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois for the event dubbed Throwback Thursday. Throwback Thursday will feature the WAR East Sprint Cars, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series. Dirt Oval at Route 66 shares the same hallowed ground as the famed Chicagoland Speedway and the Route 66 Dragstrip.
The POWRi Lucas Oil War East Sprint Car Series will also partake in two events of Illinois SPEED Week. On Thursday, June 1st the East Sprint Cars will again meet up with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series at Fairbury American Legion Speedway for night one of Illinois SPEED Week. Friday, June 2nd, all three divisions will travel to Jacksonville Speedway and join with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series for night two.
Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st the East Sprint Cars will join the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car Series for Border Wars, the solo co-sanctioned weekend on the docket. Friday's show will take place at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois. Saturday, the short jaunt will be made to St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri to round out the weekend.
October 6th and 7th will be the inaugural Sprint Mania at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, featuring both wing and non-wing sprint cars. Friday, October 6th will pay $2000-to-win for both sprint car divisions, while Saturday, October 7th will feature $4000-to-win. Complete payouts and further event information will be released when available.
Other standout events include two appearances at Jacksonville Speedway, with the first coming on April 21st. The later comes on October 13th, alongside the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. July 21st the WAR East Sprint Cars will head to the Champaign County Fairgrounds, which represents a significant milestone for the series, as this will be the first sanctioned race of sprint cars at the Champaign County Fairgrounds since the late 1970's.
July 22nd the WAR East Sprint Cars will invade the high-banked Spoon River Speedway. August 18th features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Cars at Lincoln Speedway for the opening night of the Springfield Fair weekend.
For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.
Sat, April 1 Fayette County Speedway - Season Opener
Fri, April 21 Jacksonville Speedway
Thu, April 27 Route 66 - Season Opener
Thu, June 1 Fairbury Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 2 Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 30* Belle-Clair - Border Wars
Sat, July 1* St. Francis County Raceway - Border Wars
Fri, July 21 Champaign County Fairgrounds - Champaign Fair
Sat, July 22 Spoon River Speedway
Fri, Aug 18 Lincoln Speedway - Springfield Fair
Fri, Oct 6 Fairbury Speedway - Sprint Mania
Sat, Oct 7 Fairbury Speedway - Sprint Mania
Fri, Oct 13 Jacksonville Speedway
Co-Sanction - *POWRi WAR
C&H Veteran Ent. Presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour announces new Promoter & Sponsor
Santa Rosa, CA) C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is pleased to announce that operations & promotions of the series have been transferred to Glad Enterprises, Inc and Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth for the upcoming 2017 season & beyond.
The series, which holds the distinction of being the premier Non-Winged Sprint Car touring group in Northern California, was formed in 2008 by Roger Gleason, the proprietor of Joe Hunt Magnetos in Rancho Cordova. Gleason ran the tour until 2014, when Prentice Motorsports Group then took over stewardship.
"I strongly believe in this class and want to see it prosper. We recently reached out to the competitors and our fellow promoters and I feel the schedule, purse, and strategy that we'll initiate for 2017 will reinvigorate the tour once again. There will be no entry fees and no membership fees for competitors to run our events," stated Faeth.
Roger Gleason added, "We're very pleased to have Rick at the helm and he will have our full support."
C&H Veteran Enterprises is a hazardous waste company located in Sacramento, California and is excited to partner with the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Long time racer & crew chief Brian Sperry spoke about the company's involvement saying, "We look forward to being a part of the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. The late Steve Harris had created Racing for the Troops prior to his passing, so being involved here is a way to keep his legacy going. I think this is going to be great for wingless racing in Northern California."
Veteran sprint car driver Scott Hall who has spent the off-season cultivating numerous wingless series sponsorship partners commented, "We saw an opportunity to incorporate our substantial marketing efforts into one restructured wingless series. This enhanced program will feature dramatic increases in race purses and the championship fund. Combining forces into one unified series will benefit the tracks, competitors, and fans."
The series is also pleased to announce that Gary Thomas has been appointed the media director.
The 2017 C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour schedule is in its final stages of completion with a target release date the second week of January. Race purses and championship year end awards announcements will be released simultaneously with the schedule.
HOFFMAN RACING ANNOUNCES MEAN GREEN RETURNS AS PRIMARY SPONSOR AND CHAD BOESPFLUG WILL DRIVE THE ICONIC #69 IN THE 2017 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES
Loveland, OH (Dec 5, 2016) – The one thing constant in life is change.
Coming off a banner Year for Hoffman Racing (HAR), winning the Team's unprecedented 11th USAC National Sprint Car Series Championship, winning Indiana Sprint Week for 2016, the first ever Little 500 win and reaching 100 National USAC Sprint Car wins, major changes are in store for 2017.
Staying the same are the return of our major sponsor, Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser, associate sponsors Lykins Energy Solutions, XYZ, and the addition of EZR. HAR remains an Official Military Order of The Purple Heart Race Team.
What is changing?
Of the five "core Team members" of HAR, only Richard Hoffman and Tim Waechter are remaining. Dan Launderville is moving on to a business opportunity, Rob Hoffman is retiring, after a lifetime of racing, to concentrate on family and his business career in banking.
Brady Bacon will not be able to run the entire schedule due to other racing conflicts and will concentrate on wing sprint cars.
"The loss of Dan, Rob and Brady necessitated a restructuring of the Team. I want to wish Dan, Brady, and my son, Rob, the best. We had one heck of a Team, as evidenced by results. Without the backing of Mean Green, Lykins, XYZ, Hoosier Tire, and now EZR, it would have been difficult to continue. As it is we are excited to carry on our legacy with Chad. He will drive the 69 car. Chad's career is taking off and with the addition of Davey Jones as the crew chief, that makes us a threat every night, and for our 12th USAC National Sprint Car Championship," said Richard Hoffman, President of Hoffman Racing. The Team will be headquartered out of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Chad Boespflug commented "I am looking forward to working with Dynamics Inc. Hoffman Racing. With the help of EZR we will be chasing another championship in 2017. It's a tall feat to follow in the footsteps of their accomplishments over the years, but also a huge honor to help carry on the Hoffman Racing legacy of excellence and championship. They have truly helped evolve the sport of racing."
Chad began racing micros in 1998 in his home state of California. He graduated to sprint cars in 2004. He won the SCRA championship in 2005 and made the big move to Indiana in 2007. He became the Lawrenceburg track champion in 2011. Chad began his own team with the help of Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow and ran the entire USAC National Sprint Car schedule. They racked up 6 USAC National wins in 2016.
PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2017 SCHEDULE
(Perris, CA, November 15, 2016) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the 2017 regular season schedule. The regular season will open on March 14th with the “Sokola Shootout” and end with the final night of the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals.
2017 EVENT SCHEDULE
March 4 "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns
March 11 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
April 1 "SO CAL SHOWDOWN" WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns
April 22 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
May 13 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and CDCRA Dwarf Cars
May 27 "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars , PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Guns
June 3 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
June 24 USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns
July 1 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS
July 15 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
July 22 USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns
August 19 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
August 26 "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns
September 9 PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds
September 23 "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns
October 7-15 Southern California Fair
October 21 USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns
October 28 PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds
November 8 Oval Nationals Practice
November 9 Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"
November 10 Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"
November 11 Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"
POWRi Partners with WAR Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil Comes Aboard as Title Sponsor
By Brooke Rowden
Belleville, IL – Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi) has officially expanded the brand into the non-wing sprint car circuit by partnering with the Kansas City, Missouri-based Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Sprint Car Series to form the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series. This partnership was formed with drivers and their teams in mind to continue to develop sprint car racing in the Midwest.
"We are very excited about the opportunities and doors that have opened for WAR this off season now that this partnership is finalized," said Casey Shuman. "When we entered into discussions with POWRi about this partnership, Brooke and I were concerned about keeping the authenticity of our series intact while holding true to our core values. We were very happy to find that Jason McCord and the whole POWRi team shared our concerns and goals. Therefore, the decision to move forward with the partnership was simple. This allows us to explore options such as increasing the point fund, national television opportunities, and expanding into new regions of the country. We are working on the 2017 schedule and it will be released around the same time as the rest of the POWRi series."
"POWRi has had their eye on non-wing sprint car racing for quite some time," said Jason McCord, POWRi Director of Competition. "Casey [Shuman] and the WAR series are the perfect partner for POWRi to expand the brand into the sprint car scene. Casey brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with his successful series. He will continue to run the newly formed Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series as the director. We want to continue the success that Casey has had and build on that."
Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding the 2017 season at www.Powri.com or www.WARSprints.com.
Lucas Oil is the title sponsor for the POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series. For further information about Lucas Oil products, visit www.lucasoil.com.
ANNUAL AWARDS WEEK CAPS THE 2016 SEASON FOR MSCS
Haubstadt, IN - November 4, 2016. Drivers participating with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Season are receiving or have received awards to finalize this season. The week of October 24th thru 29th served as the annual MSCS Awards Week.
Post season awards included sending point fund checks to the top 10 drivers that met the 60% participation requirement. Beautiful rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points and to the MSCS Hard Charger of the Year. Award jackets from point fund sponsor Hoosier Tire Midwest were provided for the Champions and Rookie of the Year. And there were various other contingency prizes.
Brady Short of Mitchell,IN, won his third MSCS crown. Short was ever consistent in finishing in the top 5 or top 10 in every feature he competed in except one. He also remains the All Time Feature Wins leader in the series with 21victories! A second place feature finish at Montpelier Speedway in late July propelled him into the points lead and he protected that lead during the final four events.
Brady Short received the driver championship trophy following the Harvest Cup in October at Tri-State Speedway. Cam Pottorff was the Championship Car Owner. The Champion's portion of the Hoosier Tire sponsored MSCS Points Fund was $2,500. The total of the point fund that was paid out totaled over $7,500.
Tyler Hewitt of Marion, IN, was awarded the MSCS Rookie of the Year trophy trackside prior to the last race. Hewitt also finished in second place in overall series points. In addition to the point fund check he received a check for $750 as the Rookie of the Year.
Brandon Morin finished third in season points. The twenty-one year old Jasonville,IN, driver led the MSCS standings two times during the season in only his second full season to compete with MSCS. He was the series Rookie of the Year in 2015!
Carson Short and Donny Brackett rounded out the top five in points. The remainder of the top ten drivers included Kyle Cummins, rookie Jared Chastain, C.J. Leary, Brandon Mattox, and Dakota Jackson. Jon Stanbrough and Chase Stockon finished just outside of the top ten as did rookie Jadon Rogers.
Kyle Cummins recorded the most feature wins for the season with three. Robert Ballou received the plaque from MSCS for being the 2016 Hard Charger of the Year. This is the second season in a row that the award went to Ballou.
Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $500 were awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up with MSCS under their racing
shocks program. Awards went to Tyler Hewitt, Brandon Morin and C.J. Leary.
The gate prize that is presented at the end of the season by RaceBumpers.Com was won by Donny Brackett. He won a complete set of bumpers and nerf bars. Brackett's name was drawn from a pool of all of the eligible drivers that participated in 60% or more of the MSCS points paying events.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributed three membership packets for the upcoming year. They are provided for the Champion, Points Runner-up, and Rookie of the Year.
A hundred drivers participated in MSCS races in 2016. They arrived in an average of 27 cars per event. The two highest car counts for the season belonged to Tri-State Speedway with 41 entries and Lincoln Park Speedway followed closely with 38.
The Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and the enthusiastic race fans for their involvement and support in 2016.
This was the 16th season of racing for MSCS. Management will be working with track promoters in the weeks ahead to create a full and challenging schedule of non-wing sprint car races for 2017.
FINAL POINTS as of 10/9/2016
1) 11p Brady Short 589
2) 97x Tyler Hewitt 560 R
3) 98 Brandon Morin 542
4) 21 Carson Short 532
5) 4b Donny Brackett 481
6) 3r Kyle Cummins 470
7) 52c Jared Chastain 424 R
8) 30 C.J. Leary 372
9) 28 Brandon Mattox 361
10) 3 Dakota Jackson 341
11) 81 Jon Stanbrough 319
12) 32 Chase Stockon 313
13) 66j Jadon Rogers 305 R
14) 1 Kevin Thomas Jr. 304
15) 38 Jeff Bland Jr. 257
16) 5k Kent Schmidt 254
17) 17 Max McGhee 234
18) 41 Jim Shelton 224
19 38w Chet Williams 223
20) 7 Critter Malone 218
R - Rookie Driver