The United States Auto Club.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Contact: Richie Murray – USAC Media / richie@usacracing.com

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RIDES INTO THE DESERT AT PHOENIX IN 2017

Phoenix International Raceway, a venue synonymous with USAC Silver Crown racing for more than two decades, returns to the 2017 schedule after an eight-year absence.

The highly-anticipated return of the big cars to the mile in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun arrives on Saturday, April 29 on the same bill as the IndyCar Series race later that night.

The roar of champ car engines fell silent at PIR after Cole Whitt’s victory in 2009 on the racy, triangular-shaped paved track, but the series is back this season as it embarks on its 47th season of competition with a schedule as balanced as it’s ever been. Six dirt and five pavement events are on tap for the 11-race docket for 2017.

The series opens on the dirt at Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track on Apr. 2 for the “Sumar Classic.” On May 25, the 63rd running of the “Hoosier Hundred” makes it traditional stop at the Indiana State Fairgrounds mile. In June, amidst the “Eastern Storm” series for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, the Silver Crown cars take on Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway on June 16.

The series closes out the 2017 calendar with three-straight races on the dirt, beginning with a pair of events on the two legendary mile tracks in Illinois. The “Bettenhausen 100” at Springfield’s Illinois State Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 is the longest-running of all Silver Crown events with roots dating back to 1934.

The Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, host of the Sept. 3 “Ted Horn 100,” is one of just three racetracks on the series’ 2017 schedule to have been on the schedule in every single year of USAC’s existence since 1956 (Indiana and Illinois State Fairgrounds).

The season closes with the Sept. 23 “4-Crown Nationals” at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio – the only event in which one can witness all three of USAC’s National Divisions (Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget) at the same track on a single night.

The pavement portion of the schedule is an array of flat and high-banked surfaces ranging in size from a half-mile to a full-mile. Phoenix serves as the pavement season opener as well as the series’ sole visit to the west on Apr. 29.

Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana is the lone track scheduled to host multiple Silver Crown events this season with the “Carb Night Classic: The Race Before the 500” on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend on May 26 and the “Rich Vogler/Hall of Fame Classic” on July 20.

The final two races hit the high banks of two of the Midwest’s most history-rich racetracks in Ohio’s Toledo Speedway and Indiana’s Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery. Toledo’s July 28event honors the city’s greatest racing hero and 1973 USAC National Sprint Car champ with the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness “Rollie Beale Classic.”

The Silver Crown cars return to Salem for the final round of pavement for the season one year after making their first stop at the .555-mile, high-banked oval since 1988. As it has since 1958, the event honors the lives of National Sprint Car Hall of Famers and Indianapolis 500 veterans Joe James and Pat O’Connor.

2017 USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Apr 2: (D) Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Apr 29: (P#) Phoenix International Raceway (Phoenix, AZ)
May 25: (D) Indiana State Fairgrounds (Indianapolis, IN)
May 26: (P) Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Brownsburg, IN)
Jun 16: (D) Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Jul 20: (P) Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Brownsburg, IN)
Jul 28: (P) Toledo Speedway (Toledo, OH)
Aug 12: (P) Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery (Salem, IN)
Aug 19: (D#) Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL)
Sep 3: (D) Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (Du Quoin, IL)
Sep 23: (D) Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
——————————————
(D) represents a dirt event
(P) represents a pavement event
# represents a daytime event

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

KNOXVILLE AND WILLIAMS GROVE RETURN TO THE FOLD FOR 2017 USAC SPRINT SEASON

Two of the most storied dirt tracks in the United States return to the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar in 2017.

On June 3, the series invades the legendary half-mile Knoxville Raceway for the first time since 2011. The Saturday night event coincides with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend at the Iowa dirt oval.

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway, the only venue on this year’s 47-race slate that was on the Sprint Car schedule in USAC’s inaugural year of 1956, will host its first series race since 1996 as part of the 11th edition of “Eastern Storm” on June 15.

In addition, the USAC Sprints call Tri-City Speedway home once again, where the series hasn’t visited since 2006. The May 19 date at the Granite City, Ill. track will also feature the USAC Midget National Championship. July 30 marks a return visit to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri. USAC’s lone appearance there came in 1989 when the late Rich Vogler won a rare winged race for Hoffman Auto Racing.

Furthermore, the series will make initial appearances at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway on Apr. 21, Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 20 and Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway on June 2.

Traditional USAC stops on the 2017 horizon include the season-opening “Winter Dirt Games” for three-straight nights at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Eldora Speedway’s docket features multiple showcase events with back-to-back nights of #LetsRaceTwo on May 12-13 alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars. Fast forward to Sept. 23 when the Rossburg, Ohio half-mile is the showplace for the 36th running of the “4-Crown Nationals” that also features USAC’s Silver Crown and National Midget divisions as well as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Western Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track pays homage to a pair of USAC racing heroes from year’s past. The 47th running of the “Tony Hulman Classic” hits the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds half-mile on May 24 while the “Jim Hurtubise Classic” is earmarked for September 15.

The “Eastern Storm” and “Indiana Sprint Week” series have become institutions in their respective regions of the country, annually playing to large crowds and some of the most intense racing seen all year long. It will be no different in the five-race Eastern Storm series that runs from June 13-18 in the “Keystone State.” The first two nights will be held at a pair of tracks to be announced at a later date. Williams Grove serves up a feast of racing action on June 15, then a one-day break from action before closing out the mini-series at Port Royal Speedway on the 17th and Susquehanna Speedway on the 18th.

The 30th annual “Indiana Sprint Week” series consistently produces as one of the country’s premier events. Its schedule of events remains just as consistent. Once again, ISW launches at Gas City I-69 Speedway on July 7 with Kokomo Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway rounding out the first weekend of racing July 8-9, respectively. A two-day sabbatical gives way as the action roars back to life for the final four-race stretch of ISW at Terre Haute, Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway, Bloomington Speedway and Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway on July 12-13-14-15.

The sole non-points, special event of the USAC Sprint season occurs on Aug. 23 as a prelude to three more consecutive nights at Kokomo and “Sprint Car Smackdown VI” on Aug. 24-25-26.

Lawrenceburg hosts a duo of events – one in the spring and one in the fall – as does Tri-State. The three-eighths mile Lawrenceburg oval brings the series to town for both the Midwest opener on Apr. 1 as well as the Midwest closer on Sept. 30. Bloomington Speedway’s red clay will fly when USAC makes a visit on Apr. 14 which kicks off a double-header weekend that moves to Tri-State the following night at the “Spring Showdown” on Apr. 15 for the first of two shows at the quarter-mile paperclip co-sanctioned by MSCS. The series makes the trek back to Tri-State for the “Haubstadt Hustler” on Sep. 16.

Additional dates include trips to Indiana’s Montpelier Motor Speedway and Lincoln Park Speedway on Apr. 22 and June 30, respectively, as well as a date at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kans. on July 29.

The series closes out its campaign with a multitude of events in conjunction with the USAC/CRA AMSOIL Sprint Car Championship for a pair of annual events headquartered in the western U.S. First up is the 50th annual “Western World Championships.” The golden anniversary of the famed event that has been a staple of the southwest since 1968 takes place at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on Nov. 3-4.

The season closes out with the three-night spectacular known as the Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction on Nov. 9-10-11. The 22nd running at southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway pits the best from the National and CRA scenes against each other for bragging rights in what is annually the highest-paying purse of the year.

2017 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Feb 23: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)
Feb 24: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)
Feb 25: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)
Apr 1: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)
Apr 14: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)
Apr 15: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)
Apr 21: Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN)
Apr 22: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)
May 6: TBA
May 12: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
May 13: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
May 19: Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL)
May 20: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
May 24: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Jun 2: I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)
Jun 3: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Jun 13: (E) TBA
Jun 14: (E) TBA
Jun 15: (E) Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Jun 17: (E) Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Jun 18: (E) Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven, PA)
Jun 30: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)
Jul 7: (I) Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)
Jul 8 (I) Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Jul 9: (I) Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)
Jul 12: (I) Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Jul 13: (I) Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)
Jul 14: (I) Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)
Jul 15: (I) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)
Jul 28: TBA
Jul 29: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
Jul 30: Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)
Aug 23: (SE) Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Aug 24: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Aug 25: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Aug 26: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Sep 15: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Sep 16: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)
Sep 23: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Sep 30: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)
Oct. 6: TBA
Oct. 7: TBA
Nov. 3: (C) Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, AZ)
Nov. 4: (C) Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, AZ)
Nov. 9 (C) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)
Nov. 10 (C) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)
Nov. 11 (C) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)
——————————————
(M) represents an event co-sanctioned by MSCS
(E) represents an Eastern Storm event
(I) represents an Indiana Sprint Week event
(C) represents an event with the USAC/CRA AMSOIL Sprint Cars

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TOUR TRAVELS COAST-TO-COAST IN 2017 CAMPAIGN

Twenty-seven dates in seven states serve as the ingredients for the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship schedule.

Among the events are four distinct tours that make up the bulk of the schedule such as June’s “Indiana Midget Week,” July’s weekend trip to Illinois as well as an August tour of the Heartland of America and “Pennsylvania Midget Week,” which offers a total of eight races in a busy Summer stretch.

The 13th annual “Indiana Midget Week” kicks off with the first of six straight nights of racing action on June 6 at Montpelier Motor Speedway, followed by Gas City, Lincoln Park, Bloomington, Lawrenceburg and Kokomo to round out the series that continues to grow in popularity each year since its debut in 2005.

The series resumes with a weekend getaway to the Land of Lincoln on July 1-2-3. First up is Macon Speedway whose roots with USAC date back to Don Branson’s victory at the one-fifth mile bullring in 1959. However, the series will make its comeback to the track after a decade absence on the first of July. A date is scheduled for July 2at a track yet to be determined, which will be followed up by the USAC National Midgets’ first venture to the one-sixth mile Illinois State Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Arena – an outdoor venue in the capital city of Springfield located on the grounds nearby the one-mile dirt oval that the USAC Silver Crown Championship competes on each August.

The USAC National Midgets’ tour of the Heartland kick starts the month of August on the first with “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway followed one night later by the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kans. on Aug. 2. After a single day off, drivers and teams get back at it on the Belleville High Banks in Kansas for the 40th annual “Belleville Midget Nationals” on Aug. 4-5.

Susquehanna Speedway opens “Pennsylvania Midget Week” on Aug. 13 with dates at Path Valley Speedway Park and Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway set for the following two nights on Aug. 14-15. Aug. 16 is a day of rest before the mini-series’ final event hits the track at a yet-to-be-determined venue on Aug. 17.

Traditional dates dot the remainder of the series calendar for 2017 with the season set to begin indoors on March 18 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The “Kokomo Grand Prix” in Indiana provides the first multi-event weekend for competitors on Apr. 7-8.

Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois moves to an earlier slot on the schedule – May 19 – for a twin-bill with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.

The ever-popular “4-Crown Nationals” goes into its 36th year at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway as the largest showcase for all three of USAC’s national divisions on one card in a single night. The famed event includes the National Midgets, Silver Crown, National Sprint Cars and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The fifth-annual “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois provides the largest winner’s payday of the year on Oct. 20.

For the second consecutive year, the National Midgets pair with the Western States Midgets to conclude the 2017 USAC outdoor racing season with the 77th running of the prestigious “Turkey Night Grand Prix” oceanside at California’s Ventura Raceway.

2017 USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Mar 18: (N) Southern Illinois Center (Du Quoin, IL)
Apr 7: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Apr 8: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
May 19: Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL)
Jun 6: (I) Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)
Jun 7: (I) Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)
Jun 8: (I) Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)
Jun 9: (I) Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)
Jun 10: (I) Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)
Jun 11: (I) Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)
Jul 1: Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
Jul 2: TBA
Jul 3: Illinois State Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Arena (Springfield, IL)
Jul 22: TBA
Aug 1: Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)
Aug 2: Solomon Valley Raceway (Beloit, KS)
Aug 4: Belleville High Banks (Belleville, KS)
Aug 5: Belleville High Banks (Belleville, KS)
Aug 13: (A) Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven, PA)
Aug 14: (A) Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, PA)
Aug 15: (A) Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown, PA)
Aug 17: (A) TBA
Sep 23: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Oct 6: TBA
Oct 7: TBA
Oct 20: (P) Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL)
Nov 23: (W) Ventura Raceway (Ventura, CA)
——————————————
(N) represents an indoor event
(I) represents an Indiana Midget Week event
(A) represents an event with the USAC/ARDC Midgets
(P) represents an event co-sanctioned by POWRi
(W) represents an event with the USAC Western States Midgets

Contact: Cristina Córdova
World of Outlaws PR
704-707-0236 | ccordova@dirtcar.com

World of Outlaws Launches Race Day Drug-Testing Program

Partners Exclusively with The National Center for Drug Free Sport to update Substance Abuse Policy and Manage Testing

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 8, 2016 – The World of Outlaws announced today an exclusive partnership with The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport) for a robust drug-testing program to improve the safety of competitors in compliance with a revised World of Outlaws Substance Abuse Policy.

“Every major sport across the country has adopted drug-testing policies. As the leader in dirt track racing we felt it was time to join that group,” said World of Outlaws President Tom Deery. “Partnering with Drug Free Sport as a third-party administrator provides our participants a thorough and fair testing platform.”

Beginning with the 2017 racing season, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Late Model Series will require drivers to participate in random testing for substances of abuse that could impede driving ability.

“We’ve had a drug policy in place for quite a while now that allows us to test based on suspicion,” said Deery. “But we’ve never done random testing. It’s time to add another dimension to create a stronger deterrent.”

Drug Free Sport is a world-wide leader in the sport drug-testing industry, currently conducting drug testing management and/or education services for the NFL, MLB, NCAA, NBA, WNBA, NBA D-League, PGA Tour, LPGA, USGA, CrossFit Games, the Big Ten Conference, and more than 300 colleges, universities and amateur athletics organizations around the world.

“As a true independent third-party administrator, Drug Free Sport provides consistency to the process, an added layer of confidence, confidentiality, and skill, leveraging our technical expertise in industry-approved testing procedures and certified specimen collection,” said Chris Guinty, Drug Free Sport COO. “Our collectors and staff establish the tone within the industry of ensuring fair and safe sport for athletes, teams and fans.”

Random drug testing will begin at the onset of the 2017 season. Testing will apply to drivers only and will be conducted at a number of events throughout the season. Notification will not be given prior to any event. Drivers found in violation will be subject to suspension.

“We’re not looking for performance-enhancing drugs, as in other sports,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Regardless of your view on recreational drug use, we can all agree they have no place on the race track. We’re trying to keep our drivers safe.”

“The World of Outlaws run in close quarters at high speeds, and we will not allow anything that puts participants and fans at risk,” said Carter.

Comments (0)

World of Outlaws


Contact: Brendan Capria
World of Outlaws PR
704-425-5368 | bcapria@dirtcar.com

2017 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule Announced

Outlaws to break ground at three tracks

CONCORD, N.C. – December 8, 2016 –The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series solidifies its 2017 season not only on familiar grounds – visiting some of the most storied tracks nationwide – but also by adding three new tracks to an already big stage.

The series is scheduled to visit 25 states and one province for its upcoming season. Notably, the Greatest Show on Dirt will leave its usual tracks at some of dirt racing’s most prestigious venues.

The grand introduction of the Outlaws’ 40th season will be at the DIRTcar Nationals from February 17-19 at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. In the event’s 45th running, the Sprints will be accompanied by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series, among others. All divisions will be seeking the coveted “Big Gator” trophy, along with bragging rights to start off the season.

As usual, the season will be headlined by its stops at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway and Williams Grove (Pa.) Speedway. Eldora will host six days of action-packed racing, including the #LetsRaceTwo blockbuster show May 12-13 and Kings Royal to conclude a triple-header on July 15. Williams Grove Speedway will host seven days of racing, including the Champion Racing Oil National Open from September 28-30.

A highly anticipated mid-season event will feature Sprint car’s cream of the crop, as the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals hits the scene August 9-12 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The Outlaws will seek to extend the event’s storied 57-year history with yet another barn-burner for the books. Last season series regular Jason Johnson celebrated an emotional victory, beating out superstar Donny Schatz for a night to remember.

Traditionally, the Outlaws have invaded Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Shootout in April. However, in the series’ 26th year making the stop, the event at the stoic half-mile has moved forward to September 15-16 in hopes of more reliable weather. This will be the first time the Outlaws return to Calistoga for an early-September race weekend since 2007.

Continuing a streak of 15 stops in Canada since 2011, the series will make its annual stop at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. Schatz, the reigning race champion, has won the show three times since the series’ inaugural stop in 2007.

Tracks making their debut in the series include: Gator Motorplex (Tex.), Cocopah (Ariz.) Speedway and West Liberty (Iowa) Speedway.

The series will make a cameo appearance at “Racing’s Biggest Party” in the Northeast to headline Fulton Speedway’s Saturday Night Special. The sprint car showdown on October 2 will be a part of the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in Upstate New York.

To conclude a rigorous 90-plus race schedule, the Outlaws will settle the points championship at the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals from November 2-4. Last season, Schatz solidified his eighth championship campaign at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, a series best. Not only was a champion crowned in front of a jam-packed crowd, but the three-day extravaganza also decided the final finish for a narrow points battle between the following three positions in points.

The complete 2017 schedule is listed below and can be found at www.WoOSprint.com. Tickets for select events are on-sale now at dirtcar.ticketforce.com or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).
2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule
*Tentative schedule – subject to change

Friday, February 17, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
Sunday, February 19, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
Friday, March 03, 2017 Lone Star Speedway Kilgore Texas
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Gator Motorplex Willis Texas
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Las Vegas Nevada
Friday, March 10, 2017 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Las Vegas Nevada
Friday, March 17, 2017 Stone Chevrolet Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare California
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Stone Chevrolet Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare California
Friday, March 24, 2017 Stockton Dirt Track Stockton California
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Stockton Dirt Track Stockton California
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Placerville Speedway Placerville California
Friday, March 31, 2017 Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds Hanford California
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Perris Auto Speedway Perris California
Friday, April 07, 2017 Cocopah Speedway Yuma Arizona
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek Arizona
Sunday, April 09, 2017 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek Arizona
Friday, April 14, 2017 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite Texas
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite Texas
Friday, April 21, 2017 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis Arkansas
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely Missouri
Friday, April 28, 2017 Plymouth Speedway Plymouth Indiana
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt Indiana
Friday, May 05, 2017 Missouri State Fair Speedway Sedalia Missouri
Saturday, May 06, 2017 81 Speedway Park City Kansas
Friday, May 12, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Lincoln Speedway Abbotstown Pennsylania
Friday, May 19, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Weedsport Speedway Weedsport New York
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 New Egypt Speedway New Egypt New Jersey
Friday, May 26, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
Monday, May 29, 2017 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg Indiana
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Jackson Motorplex Jackson Minnesota
Friday, June 02, 2017 Jackson Motorplex Jackson Minnesota
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Jackson Motorplex Jackson Minnesota
Friday, June 09, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxvillle Iowa
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Eagle Raceway Eagle Nebraska
Friday, June 16, 2017 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks North Dakota
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Red River Valley Speedway West Fargo North Dakota
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids Minnesota
Friday, June 23, 2017 West Liberty Raceway West Liberty Iowa
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam Wisconsin
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway Joliet Illinois
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley Minnesota
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon South Dakota
Sunday, July 02, 2017 Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon South Dakota
Friday, July 07, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond Wisconsin
Saturday, July 08, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond Wisconsin
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Attica Raceway Park Attica Ohio
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Friday, July 14, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Lernerville Speedway Sarver Pennsylania
Friday, July 21, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville New York
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken Ontario, Canada
Friday, July 28, 2017 Hartford Speedway Hartford Michigan
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot Wisconsin
Friday, August 04, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely Missouri
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely Missouri
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Friday, August 11, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Friday, August 18, 2017 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks North Dakota
Sunday, August 20, 2017 NoDak Speedway Minot North Dakota
Friday, August 25, 2017 Black Hills Speedway Rapid City South Dakota
Saturday, August 26, 2017 BMP Speedway Shepherd Montana
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Central Washington State Fair Raceway Yakima Washington
Friday, September 01, 2017 Skagit Speedway Alger Washington
Saturday, September 02, 2017 Skagit Speedway Alger Washington
Monday, September 04, 2017 Grays Harbor Raceway Elma Washington
Wednesday September 06, 2017 Willamette Speedway Lebanon Oregon
Friday, September 08, 2017 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico California
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico California
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 TBA
Friday, September 15, 2017 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga California
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga California
Friday, September 22, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Lernerville Speedway Sarver Pennsylania
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Friday, September 29, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Friday, October 06, 2017 TBA
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Fulton Speedway Fulton New York
Friday, October 13, 2017 TBA
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal Pennsylania
Friday, October 20, 2017 Lakeside Speedway Kansas City Kansas
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina Oklahoma
Friday, October 27, 2017 Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City Kansas
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City Kansas
Thursday, November 02, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
Friday, November 03, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
Saturday, November 04, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

Comments (0)
Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

After a two year absence, 305 Sprint Car competition is set to return to Big Diamond Speedway with the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.

“We are eager to bring racing back to Big Diamond Speedway with the 305 Sprints, and I know in past events with TSRS, car counts were always impressive, the stands were full and the racing was of course exciting,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MASS shared. “We are gracious that Big Diamond Speedway is welcoming us with open arms, and we are excited to see our relationship flourish in the future”.

Big Diamond Speedway, famous for its racy track configuration where cars can be seen battling on the top and bottom of the 3/8 mile dirt oval, is recognized as “a perfect sprint car track” by those who favor the Minersville, PA speedway. MASS Drivers who have already expressed their enthusiasm in competing on June 2nd are 2016 IMCA/TSRS Points Champion Tim Tanner JR, Jeff Geiges, Tommy Carberry, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Eddie Wagner, Joe Kay, Zack Burd, Keith Anderson, Doug Snow, Chris Allen, and Dave Brown Jr to name a few.

With $300 going to the feature winner, $175 will be paid out to take the green and $35 will be awarded as tow money for non-qualifiers. Contingency sponsors for this event will be announced at a later date, with Bruce’s Auto Body already signing on as the $25 Bonus Hard Charger Award sponsor.

For more information on this race or future events, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/.

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS AT TRENTON, ALLENTOWN, AND ATLANTIC CITY
PROMOTER: Len Sammons (609)888-3618
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.
Esaxton144@aol.com – EMAIL —- 267.934.7286 – Ernie’s CELL PHONE
News release written by Steve Barrick

—————————————————————————————————–

ERICK RUDOPLH LOOKING FOR BATTLE OF TRENTON REENACTMENT ON DECEMBER 9TH AND 10TH INSIDE SUN CENTER

TRENTON, NJ – December 4, 2016 . . . When Erick Rudolph marches back to New Jersey for Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Auto Racing on Friday and Saturday, December 9th – 10th, he’s hoping for a Battle of Trenton Reenactment.

The driving star from Ransomville, N.Y., won the Indoor Auto Racing
Series Fueled by VP finale at the Sun National Bank Center in February
and clinched the championship. Rudolph is hoping for a similar
victory to start the 2016-2017 indoor season.

Rudolph is coming off a career best outdoor season which included 22
victories in dirt Modified competition. He heads to Trenton with the
same winning TQ Midget he drove last year. Mark Lafler, who builds
many of the top TQ Midgets, will act as Rudolph’s crew chief as he has
for the past decade.

Over 50 top drivers from eight states and Canada hope to keep Rudolph
from accomplishing his goals. On top of that list is Len Sammons
Motorsports series all time winner, Ted Christopher of Plainville,
Conn. who will debut with a different winning team this season.

Another pre-race favorite is Howell, N.J.’s Jimmy Blewett who nearly
made the winning pass on Rudolph in February in Trenton to get his
first win on the series.

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., winner of Atlantic City’s Gambler’s
Classic for the third time last January, will debut as a driver on Lou
Cicconi’s Super Team at Trenton. Cicconi, a four time series winner,
has decided not to race the first two Indoor events to concentrate on
his five car team.

Cicconi’s iconic No. 57 will now be driven by ISMA Super Modified
series champion DJ Shullick of Avon Lake, Ohio. Other Cicconi drivers
include Pa.’s Pat Bealer, N.J.’s Ryan Kratchun and N.Y.’s Shawn Nye.

Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., a member of the Roger Penske team,
excelled on the Indoor Series last year, but was forced to miss the
Trenton finale because of a NASCAR Cup event being held that weekend
in Phoenix, Ariz. Flores is another candidate to take his first
indoor series race win.

Other notables includes Modified standouts Earl Paules, Zane Zeiner,
Richie Pratt and Mike Iles.

As a special preview of the 2016-2017 Indoor Racing Series, general
admission tickets for Friday’s Battle Of Trenton opening night have
been priced at just $10 for adults and $7 for children.

The ultra-quick TQ Midgets will headline both Friday’s opening night
and Saturday’s “Battle Of Trenton” feature event finale. The Friday
night race program, which begins at 7:30 PM, consists of 60 TQ
Midgets split into three 20-lap Qualifier races. A complete program of
heat races and feature event for the Champ Karts is also on the
schedule.

Attendees can get a close up look at a TQ Midgets at Fan Zone located
on the concourse. Top drivers and Ms. Motorsports 2016 Arynne Moody
will be making an appearance at Fan Zone offering autographs and
photos free of charge.

On Saturday the “Battle Of Trenton” 40 lap feature event will be held
after a series of qualifying events for the TQ Midgets. The always
popular and wild Slingshots will also be part of this program
sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Oliver Communications in Bordentown,
N.J. and Pete & Elda’s Bar in Neptune City. N.J.

Tickets for Saturday’s races are available starting at $22 for adults
and $7 for children.

Fans can avoid on-line ticketing fees by stopping by the Sun Center
box office.

Fan Fest will be held inside the speedway one hour prior to the 7 PM
starting time. The entire field of race cars competing on Saturday
will be on display during Fan Fest and drivers will be available for
free autographs and photos by their cars.

The Trenton race is part one of a three-race Len Sammons Motorsports
Productions (LSMP) Indoor Series. Other races are scheduled for
December 30-31 at PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., and at
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on January 27-28, 2017.

When indoor racing ends, Rudolph will head south to Florida where
he’ll run Randy Chrysler’s Modified at the DIRTcar Winter Nationals at
the Volusia County Speedway in February. When the northern outdoor
season opens in March, he’ll be driving for Chrysler, his family owned
team and for a new team owned by Ed Briggs.

Trenton Indoor Race tickets are available online at www.sunnationalbankcenter.com
or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the
Sun National Bank Center Box Office on Monday through Friday from 10
AM until 5:30 PM and on Saturday from 12 Noon through 4 PM.

Event and promotional sponsorship information is available at www. IndoorAutoRacing.com.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Public Relations, Sponsorship Consultant
Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286-Esaxton144@aol.com
Esaxton144@aol.com

Categories : Midgets, News, Short Track
Comments (0)

World of Outlaws


Contact: Brendan Capria
World of Outlaws PR
704-425-5368 | bcapria@dirtcar.com

Saldana to Park It in 2017
Will drive the No. 17 for Matt Wood and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 28, 2016 – Joey Saldana is not only carrying on his family legacy into the 2017 racing season, but also living out the legacy left by the late Bryan Clauson. Saldana teamed up with Matt Wood and NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to pilot the Elk Grove Ford/ Roth Investments No. 17 racecar in the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series tour next season – an aspiration of Clauson’s since he first hopped into a 410 Sprint Car.

Saldana finished the 2016 season with Dennis Roth and Roth Motorsports amassing five wins, 31 top-five and 62 top-ten performances with 10 quick times in 81 points races. Saldana is nearing the 100-win milestone heading into his 18th consecutive season with the series; he stands at 99 wins, a mark that has taken the 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year 19 seasons to build.

Saldana has finished within the top five in series championship point standings three of his last four seasons full-time. Roth Motorsports, which began its first World of Outlaw season in 1995, expected to carry its team’s momentum into the following season. However, a series of unfortunate events prompted Roth to take a step back and not field the No. 83 car in 2017. Saldana, 43, said he still has plenty of gas left in the tank but worried that this may have been “it.”

“If you’re going to compete and be a racecar driver, if you don’t do it 100 percent then why do it?” Saldana said. “I’m past the point of just racing. I want to race the best, or I really don’t want to do it. This is what you dream about when you’re 15 [years-old], and what you still dream about when you’re 43. It was unsettling because I don’t want to just step back. If I can’t race at this level – the ultimate level – then I’m not going to do it. If you’re going to put the effort into it you might as well race the best.”

While Roth is taking a more reserved role – still helping to fund the new team – Saldana’s racing career took an emotional turn and came full-circle. Saldana will not only represent Wood and Stenhouse on the track, but also keep the spirit of Clauson alive in the racing community. Saldana will have the chance to “Park it” for Clauson, his team and those who have supported him throughout the difficult transition. Clauson intended to join the Outlaws full-time in 2017, and Saldana said he knows he will be there to enjoy the ride.

“You want to ‘Park It,'” Saldana said. “[Clauson] made that phrase popular so when you did park it, it meant you did your job that night and won the race. We need to do that as many times as possible for him so we can be competitive. Just making that No. 17 car competitive every night would make Bryan proud because his whole goal was to run with the World of Outlaws.”

Not only were Saldana and Clauson connected through the racing family tree, but their friendship is also rooted by their own families. Clauson was there for Saldana’s sons, Reece and Ragan. To Saldana, the ride is “Bryan helping me take care of my kids.” It was not just his family. Clauson also kept Saldana’s wide-eyed love for racing strong. Clauson had a watchful eye on Saldana and vice-versa – for a different reason.

Through Saldana’s career, his goal was to always be the proven-dirt driver in the INDY 500 field. It was uncanny that while Saldana envied Clauson’s career, he was doing the same. It was Clauson’s goal to run full-time with the Outlaws but before he made the plans, he watched Saldana. The two admired each other’s paths in motorsports, no matter how different they were. It just so happened that they were both living each other’s dreams.

“It’s weird, Bryan was doing everything that I always wanted to do, and here he was wanting to do what I was doing,” Saldana said. “He did what all racecar drivers aspired to do and that was run the INDY 500, but still be a dirt track guy. That doesn’t happen anymore. You don’t see that. But Bryan Clauson did that. He was ready for that next challenge [The Outlaws]. In a weird way, it’s all come full circle.”

In 2017, Saldana will complete the circle when he barrels down the front stretch in the No. 17 car. Saldana has not taken his road for granted. He simply wants to do right by everyone, and make the season one to remember. Both parties are in it to create a championship contending team, enough to even move the once Missouri-based team to Brownsburg, Ind., the “Brownsburg Bullet’s” hometown. Tyler Swank will remain the crew chief.

“Hopefully, we’re going to be a first-class team that will compete with the Tony Stewart Racing, Kasey Kahne Racing and Larson-Marks Racing,” Saldana said. “Hopefully I can make Bryan proud, make the Wood/Stenhouse team proud and just be competitive. I want to make them proud that they made the right choice with the driver, and that I do the right things by them and everyone that’s involved with this team. I hope we can be the thorn in other teams’ sides.”

Comments (0)

11/26/2016 — Matt Roselli used hthe pole position to its fullest advantage and earned his first win of the 2016 season in his Family 98 Lafler chassis mount. Ryan Tidman and Bobby Holmes rounded out the podium. 2016 ATQMRA Season Champion Matt Janisch set fast time in the Formula 1 style qualifying besting Mike Occhipinte and Geoffrey Sutton. The ATQMRA regulars took on all comers and were able to hold serve against a diverse group of many of the northeast’s top invaders from pavement and Dirt Modifieds, SuperModified, SpeedSTRs to Midget, Sprint and Micro Sprint racers. They all tried their hands on the Wall Flat track in the race dedicated to the Memory of ATQRMA Friend Chris Zrinski. Additional money was collected from fans and competitors to help sweeten the pot in the feature event.

Qualifying for the Turkey Derby was done Formula 1 Style with group qualifying against the clock with the top 12 making the feature redraw. With two to go in the final session Geoffrey Sutton in the brand new Fred Delibero Metz Racing Driver Development BGF Chassis 461 sat at the top of the chart. At the white Flag Michigan Mike Occhipinte in the 46 car that Sutton raced all season put his number at the top of the pilon only to have Matt Jansich turn the quickest lap of the day coming to the Checkered flag to set fast time.

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. On this day, Matt Roselli was both. His ninth-place time trial put him in the redraw and he was lucky enough to pull the number one pill. Roselli and Occhipinte who races Modifieds in Michigan and Wisconsin would lead the field to the Green flag with Roselli powering into the lead with 2015 NYPA TQ Midget Champion Kyle Hutchinson following him into second. Hutchinson’s carbureted Suzuki challenged from the second position until lap 8 when a bent steering arm slowed his car and ended his race on lap fifteen.

2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload worked his way into second for a couple of laps before relinquishing the position to multi time Champion Ryan Tidman in the Boyd Racing 1b Lafler. Tidman would charge into the lead moving Roselli into second.

A caution flew on lap 16 when contact from Sutton send Janisch spinning into the third turn. Sutton would be assessed a 2-position penalty post-race for the incident. Cautions breed cautions and another caution fell for a 3-car tangle coming out of the fourth turn involving Marc Rogers who raced several divisions in Wall’s Turkey Derby, Occhipinte and Tim Buckwalter who is a Grandview Speedway Modified racer as well as a past ARDC Midget Champion and a stand out driver in Micro Sprints and the SpeedSTR division. Another caution fell for spinning Dirt Modified Superstar Mike Iles. The final caution of the race was the most consequential. A jumbled restart behind pole sitter Ryan Tidman led to incidental contact from Kyle Lick that sent Sutton into a spin. Janisch moved to the outside to go around the spinning Sutton but hooked Sutton’s front bumper and tore the entire left side from the Yuhas 48 car ending his day.

The final restart of the race wasn’t without incident but no caution was thrown and the race went from that point to the end with Matt Roselli determined to show he wasn’t just lucky but good enough to retake the lead and win his first Turkey Derby. After the lap 18 restart Roselli would dog Tidman who was determined to get his first win of the season after finishing second in the ATQMRA Standings. Roselli’s opportunity to pounce came on lap 21 to take the lead and never look back winning by 1.047 seconds over Tidman and a hard charging NYPA TQ Midget and Western NY Modified racer Bobby Holmes. 2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload would finish fourth with ARDC Midget, Micro sprint and SpeedSTR standout Lick crossing the line as the first micro sprint.

The 2016 version of the ATQMRA’s Turkey Derby was run to honor the passing of Big Chris Zrinski who recently lost a long battle with cancer in multiple sites in his body. Family friend John Larson had memorial decals made that were distributed to racers and put up a $100 bonus to the highest finisher sporting the decal that was awarded to Flying Ryan Tidman. John and Pat Malik posted a $100 Hard luck award that was awarded to Matt Janisch following the feature. Micky Soto Metz went through the pits and collected $480 from fans and drivers alike to boost the payout to the racers. The Zrinski traditional car numbers are 25 and 75. It was decided to divide the money collected equally between position 2, 5 and 7. Tidman’s second place finish netted him a total of $260 above the normal payout with Tim Proctor and Kyle Lick picking up $160 each for finishing in position 7 and 5. Thank you to everyone who donated to help make the Chris Zrinski memorial race special. Special thanks go to the handful of racers and friends who are making private donations to the Zrinski family Foundation. Don, Ken and Big Lou Zrinski were on hand along with Chris Son Will as well as family friend Rich.

A diverse group of racers from varying backgrounds were on hand to test the flat track at Wall in preparation for the indoor season. NYPA TQ racer as well as western NY Modified Standout Bobby Holmes raced the 21 car that he will be racing in the Sammons indoor series made his third ATQMRA start of the season racing at Waterford Speed Bowl and a show earlier in the year at Wall. Kyle Lick will be racing the same Micro Sprint he ran at Wall indoors this winter and spends time behind the wheel of an ARDC Midget SpeedSTR and Micro Sprints. Eighth finishing Joey Payne Jr. was shaking down the Rich Tolerico 5 car for the indoor series. Payne can be found in the summer months behind the wheel of TQ Midgets, Full Midgets, Nema Lites and in the ultra-fast ranks of the Big Block Super Modifieds. Fifteenth finishing Brett Michalski raced the Colin Martin 17 Micro Sprint. Brett has spent time racing Micro Sprints and recently started racing sprint cars. Anthony Payne who was in his family 45 Lafler TQ Midget is a Quarter Midget Graduate who won the Nema Lites Midget Championship in 2015 and continues racing the Lites Midgets as well as a small block Supermodfied.

ATQRMA News and Notes: Last years Turkey Derby Champion Eric Rudolph who won the race int he Mark Lafler house car wasn’t on hand to defend his Turkey Derby Crown. Roselli picked up the mantle and earned the second Turkey Derby Victory for in a Potent Lafler Chassis Mount.

Geoffrey Sutton in the new BGF 461 car picked up right where he left off in the old 461 car by racing at the front of the pack and posting times at the top of the speed Chart. While Sutton was running one of the newest cars on the circuit Teammate for the day Occhipinte was taking the Metz Racing Bruce’s Chassis car out for its last modern race before being retired to Vintage competition.

Occhipinte did the team proud in his only start of the season picking up where Sutton left off in the car nearly setting fast time only being sniped on the last lap of time trials by the talented Matt Jansich. The Occhipinte car made its first race in 1988 at that year’s Turkey derby with Bill Courtwright at the wheel driving for Teddy and Arlene Seiz as a white and Pink number 56 with a Polaris engine. The car would win that year’s indoor championship and the last Championship contested at the long shuttered Pinebrook Speedway.

Feature Race (30 Laps)1 98 Matt Roselli 2 1b Ryan Tidman 3 21 Bobby Holmes 4 16 Buddy Sload 5 8 Kyle Lick 6 461 Geoffrey Sutton 7 98 Tim Proctor 8 5 Joey Payne Jr. 9 88 Jeff Kot 10 7b Tim Buckwalter 11 02 Joey Bailey 12 55 Steve Craig 13 f8 Mike Glaser 14 17 Brett Michalski 15 711 Mike Illes 16 67 Joey Payne III 17 46 Mike Occipinti 18 75 Mark Yoder 19 48 Matt Janisch 20 45 Anthony Payne 21 27 Mark Rogers 22 7 Kyle Hutchanson 23 95 Bill Force Jr. 24 1 Patrick Force

Time Trials (Formula 1 Style) 1 48 Matt Janisch 13.285 2 46 Mike Occipinti 13.361 3 461 Geoffrey Sutton 13.422 4 2 Joey Bailey 13.435 5 1b Ryan Tidman 13.556 6 7 Kyle Hutchanson 13.581 7 711 Mike Illes 13.596 8 21 Bobby Holmes 13.697 9 98 Matt Roselli 13.718 10 16 Buddy Sload 13.722 11 7b Tim Buckwalter 13.753 12 27 Mark Rogers 13.842 13 8 Kyle Lick 13.875 14 88 Jeff Kot 13.93 15 98 Tim Proctor 13.94 16 55 Steve Craig 13.985 17 5 Joey Payne Jr. 14.003 18 75 Mark Yoder 14.006 19 67 Joey Payne III 14.059 20 17 Brett Michalski 14.065 21 45 Anthony Payne 14.075 22 f8 Mike Glaser 14.154 23 95 Bill Force Jr. 14.276 24 1 Patrick Force 15.907

Comments (0)

Archives