WAGNER BECOMES FIRST TSRS REPEAT WINNER OF 2015 AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
Bridgeport, NJ …….Eddie Wagner became the first repeat winner of the Tri State Racesaver Series 2015 season doubling victories at Bridgeport Speedway Friday Night. Wagner’s first win of the season was on May 9th, when TSRS last visited the South Jersey ⅝ mile, and it was also the first feature completed since that night, making Eddie a back-to-back victor. Wagner once again fought three time TSRS champion Mike Haggenbottom off for the victory, with Stefanie Palmai, Dave Brown and Jeff Geiges completing the top five.
There were twenty-four TSRS sprints on the roster for Friday’s race, with three heat race victories going to Dave Brown, Tommy Carberry and Mike Haggenbottom.
With the magic invert number being eleven, Stefanie Palmai of Allentown, NJ and Eddie Wagner would hold the pole positions. Palmai jumped to the commanding spot when the green flag waved and she held a strong lead on Wagner going down the backstretch on lap one. Chris Allen would advance two positions by lap two, having started fifth and was now up to third followed by Tim Tanner and Brad Franks. By lap five, the top five cars were now spread apart with Palmai holding a half a straightaway lead on Wagner. Mike Haggenbottom, known to always make the race interesting, was advancing quickly from his ninth starting spot and was now sitting in fourth place. As the halfway point approached on lap ten, lapped traffic was now in the sights of the leader Palmai, who was maintaining her strong lead over Wagner, Allen, Haggenbottom and Dave Brown, who also advanced five positions from his tenth place starting spot.
“As I reached lapped traffic, all I was thinking about was maintaining a smooth line and keeping the car as straight as possible. I was trying to read the slower cars in front of me, so that I could see which way they were going, hoping that I could get around them as fast as I could. It’s all about keeping your momentum at Bridgeport, so my main job was keeping my line smooth and fast,” said Palmai about her lead and approaching lapped traffic.
The first caution of the night was on lap ten, when Zack Burd spun his number 5Z in turn four.
On the restart, it was Palmai, Wagner, Allen, Haggenbottom and Brown occupying the top five. Eddie Wagner went for the lead going down the front stretch and into turn one, with Stefanie determined to retain her position, entering high into the first turn alongside Wagner. Exiting the corner, it was Palmai and Wagner drag racing down the backstretch with Wagner ultimately taking command of the front running spot leaving turn four on lap eleven.
On lap twelve, the second caution came out for the number 0 of Harris Kohen. Kohen’s car caught fire due to a hole being put in his oil filter. Kohen was unhurt and exited his car safely.
Wagner led the field to the green, with Haggenbottom lurking closely behind in third. Haggenbottom took second from Palmai and began working on the number 70 for the lead. Mike went to the top of turns three and four in an attempt to advance, but with Eddie holding a strong line coming off the corners low, the 24 car was unable to make the pass. With Wagner running a hard race against the three-time champion, both lanes of the speedway were being used consistently, but the low side seemed to be the quickest way around that night.
“I had a hard time coming off the fourth turn, because it started to slick off, and Eddie was running the bottom, so low to where I couldn’t get under him,” Haggenbottom explains. “With the top going away, I tried everything I could, but it didn’t work out. I’d like to thank my crew, Mach 1 and Speed Equipment Corp. for giving me a good car every week”.
On lap fourteen, Zack Burd spun again in turn four, bringing out the third and last caution of the night.
With the final laps of the feature dwindling down, Wagner restarted the race on lap fourteen. This time, the AC Racing number 70 held the lead, and began to pull some car lengths on Haggenbottom, making it clear that tonight was once again going to be Wagner’s night. With a half a straightaway lead and no sign of any challenge, Eddie Wagner took the checkered flag, followed by Mike Haggenbottom, Stefanie Palmai, Dave Brown and Jeff Geiges. Rounding out the top ten was Chris Allen, Tommy Carberry, Ryan Stillwaggon, Joe Lord, and Brad Franks.
“It’s a lot less nerve racking trying to pass on the last lap, then trying to hold your lead,” says Wagner, who won his last feature after a final lap exchange for the lead over Dave Brown. “I heard Mike, I knew he was close, and after I took the lead from Stef, I heard him for like three laps, and I knew he was there. After that last caution, I just told myself that I was going to drive the car as hard as I could, and if I slipped up and he got by me, it was going to be the end. I made the track as wide as I could, and I just hit my marks. I moved up the straight away, to take his wing speed away, and just did all I could to make it into victory lane.”
Wagner, who has had multiple heart breaking finishes in past years at Bridgeport Speedway explained that the track has grown to be one of his favorites to race. “This place has a little spot in my heart because my family helped build it back in the day. We were actually really bad here when we first started running on the big track, but over the years, we found something. Now Bridgeport is by far my favorite place to run”.
The Tri-State Racesaver Series continues their double header weekend this Sunday at Grandview Speedway for the first time in affiliation with Bob Miller’s “Thunder on the Hill” Series. The TSRS 305 Sprint Cars will run a feature only format, with the top twenty five cars in points attending the invitation only event. Also on the card are 358 Modifieds, ARDC midgets, Sportsman and Legend cars. The main grandstand gates open at 5:00pm, and racing begins at 7:30. Adult admission is $20, ages 6-11 get in for $10, and children under the age of 10 get in for FREE!
For more information, visit our website www.tsrs1.com or our facebook page to get the lastest details on upcoming events.
FEATURE: Eddie Wagner, Mike Haggenbottom, Stef Palmai, Dave Brown, Jeff Geiges, Chris Allen, Tommy Carberry, Ryan Stillwaggon, Joe Lord, Brad Franks, Bryant Davis, Tim Tanner, Keith Anderson, Randy Wilbert, Pat U’Selis, Zack Burd, Harris Kohen, Karl Fryer, Samantha Lieberman, John Barnett, Adam Carberry
DNS - David Bonner, Brendon Poff
HARD CHARGER - Mike Haggenbottom (+7)
FAST TIME - Stefanie Palmai - 20.368
KODY SWANSON GOES BACK-TO-BACK WITH HOOSIER HUNDRED WIN
Indianapolis, Indiana…Kody Swanson etched his name in the record books as a two-time “Hoosier Hundred” winner on Thursday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, as he distanced himself from the field over the final laps to earn his tenth career Silver Crown Series victory, tying him for ninth on the all-time list with Mike Bliss and Gary Bettenhausen.
Swanson started from the pole after taking the ProSource “Fast Time Award,” but a first-corner tangle slowed the initial start of the race, and A.J. Fike claimed the lead as the race finally hit a green-flag run. C.J. Leary went with him early as Swanson held down the third spot. He was looking for second on lap eleven when fourth-running Tracy Hines slowed to a stop on the backstretch, bringing out a yellow.
After the restart, Swanson went after Leary, taking the second spot on lap 22 and chopping into Fike’s lead. Shane Cockrum was also quick early, as he battled for third with Leary. Meanwhile, Brian Tyler was on the move from the tail of the field after taking over Randy Bateman’s ride for the feature when his original mount experienced engine issues. Tyler ran from 27th up to the top-ten by lap 40.
Just after that, the third caution of the night appeared. The race hit halfway with Fike and Swanson building a lead over Cockrum and Jerry Coons, Jr., who had disposed of Leary for the fourth spot. Steve Buckwalter was also on the move, as he had driven up to sixth after starting 16th. Tyler found himself in seventh on the yellow.
A few laps later, Buckwalter’s night ended as he broke and met the turn-two concrete, flipping over and necessitating a red-flag period. Under red, both Leary and Dave Darland changed right-rear tires, costing them a one-lap penalty.
Swanson pressured Fike hard on the restart, but Fike was able to hold him off on lap 55. Behind them, Tyler was inside the top-five and passed Coons for the fourth spot.
Just as they completed lap 67, Swanson had a big run to the outside of Fike down the front-stretch, outracing him into the corner for the lead on lap 68. Tyler moved to third and began to run down Fike as the race hit the lap-75 mark. A caution on lap 84 set up an 11-lap race to the finish, and Swanson drew away from the field. Tyler jumped to the inside of Fike on lap 96 and made a daring move to take second. But Aaron Pierce was coming with him, and he wrestled the runner-up spot away from Tyler on the next lap.
With two laps to go, tenth-running race rookie Tyler Courtney lost a right-rear tire down the backstretch and brought out a final caution, setting up a two-lap race to the checkers. Swanson would not be threatened, however, and he motored to a 2.044-second victory over the final two laps in the DePalma Motorsports - Radio Hospital #63 Maxim/Hampshire.
“I’m not a ’statement’ kinda guy, but we answered some questions from others and from ourselves tonight. After last year, it was hard to know what this year would be like, especially with the tire change. Nobody had a year like last year since Hewitt in 1986, and I’m no Jack Hewitt. To find out that we can get it done again this year, it’s exciting to me, and to win it a second time is just hard to believe. Every time we show up, I feel like we’ve got a shot to win, and it makes it a lot of fun. They worked really hard from last night when they were still assembling the engine - Bob Hampshire and Clark Lamme pulled an all-nighter and prepared a car capable of winning the Hoosier Hundred, which just sums up how incredible this DePalma family and team is,” Swanson said.
Pierce completed his best ever “Hoosier Hundred” run, coming home second in the Sam Pierce Chevrolet - G&G Oil #26 Beast/Chevy.
“It’s the best I’ve ever done here and the best I’ve ever done on the dirt, and it was a lot of fun. We are usually on the loose side of things in these dirt races, and we either burn the tire off or get into trouble. We kept it tight enough tonight and knew we’d be solid if we could keep the right-front tire on it. I probably used it up once I got to second and tried to catch Kody. I thought we were in pretty good shape catching the last caution, but there just wasn’t enough left. I’m glad to see such a good field, and it’s great that some guys are coming back,” Pierce said.
Tyler’s magical run ended on the podium as he picked up the B&W Auto Mart “Hard Charger Award” in the Randy & Patty Bateman - Chance’s Chassis Repair #55 Beast/Chevy.
“I’ve known Randy and them for a long time, and I knew they had a good car that wouldn’t fall apart. It takes a couple laps to get a feel for the brakes, steering, and all that. I had to learn what I had, and I figured we could make our way up through there pretty decent. We get up through there, and get to second, and I think, ‘Ya know, we might get this done.’ I gotta say, it was a lot of fun to run up through there. There were a bunch of good racers here tonight, and it ended up being a good race, too,” Tyler said.
Fike came home in the fourth spot aboard the RFMS Racing - Liberty Village #3 Beast/Foxco, while Justin Grant rounded out the top-five after starting 19th in his first outing with the Chris Carli Motorsports - Finish Line Racing Equipment #8 Beast/Chevy.
USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: May 21, 2015 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana State Fairgrounds - “Hoosier Hundred”
QUALIFYING: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-33.223; 2. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-33.597; 3. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-33.816; 4. Tracy Hines, 98, RPM/Gormly-33.857; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/6R-33.944; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-34.260; 7. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy-34.399; 8. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-34.488; 9. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-34.503; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-34.504; 11. Brady Bacon, 48, Martens-34.537; 12. Austin Nemire, 91, Hemelgarn-34.558; 13. Steven Russell, 14, McQuinn-34.630; 14. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.721; 15. Rickey Hood, 56, Foxco-34.847; 16. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-34.853; 17. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-34.860; 18. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-34.876; 19. Justin Grant, 8, Carli-35.039; 20. Tyler Courtney, 153, Courtney-35.097; 21. Levi Jones, 57, Rogers-35.230; 22. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-35.583; 23. Chris Fetter, 88, Fetter-35.923; 24. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-36.109; 25. Tad Roach, 84, Spivey-36.138; 26. Rex Norris III, 16, Norris-36.738; 27. Terry James, 23, Satterthwaite-39.503; 28. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-NT; 29. Brian Tyler, 7, Classy Chassy-NT.
FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Aaron Pierce, 3. Brian Tyler (#55), 4. A.J. FIke, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Shane Cockrum, 7. Rickey Hood, 8. Patrick Lawson, 9. Jacob Wilson, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Dave Darland, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Tyler Courtney, 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 15. Rex Norris III, 16. David Byrne, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. Steven Russell, 19. Terry James, 20. Russ Gamester, 21. Levi Jones, 22. Austin Nemire, 23. Shane Cottle, 24. Davey Ray, 25. Tracy Hines, 26. Chris Fetter, 27. Tad Roach. NT
**Buckwalter flipped on lap 55.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-67 Fike, Laps 68-100 Swanson.
NEW USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Swanson-129, 2-Fike-108, 3-Pierce-105, 4-Wilson-93, 5-Coons-76, 6-Byrne-66, 7-Leary-60, 8-Lawson-56, 9-Norris-56, 10-Tyler-54.
NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: May 23 - Brownsburg, IN - Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis - “Day Before the 500″
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LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENT; SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2016 IS DATE OF FIRST ALLENTOWN, PA RACE
TRENTON, NJ May 18, 2015 . . . The roar of engines will take over the new PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 2, 2016 when the first annual Allentown Indoor Auto Race will be held.
The event, promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP), will be part of a three race indoor series that includes the wildly popular annual event in Atlantic City, NJ on January 29 & 30 at Boardwalk Hall and in Trenton, NJ on February 27 & 28 at the Sun National Bank Center.
“The Lehigh Valley has a rich racing tradition with the Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park Speedway and the Nazareth half mile and mile tracks,” said LSMP’s Len Sammons. “Those events drew thousands of people. We want our event to capitalize on the rich Lehigh Valley racing heritage, and begin to write our own chapter in the region’s racing history.”
Tentative plans call for two divisions of racing for the inaugural event with a maximum of 70 TQ Midget entries to be accepted in the headline division. A field of 30 Slingshot registrants will also compete in the one-day event, with racing action beginning at 7:00 PM.
Auto Racing history in the area spans a century. The first race at the half mile dirt Allentown Fairgrounds was in 1915, the last Sprint car race was held in 1968 and the last race, an SMRC Midget event, in 1976. Six Indianapolis 500 winners won at the Allentown Fair: Ray Keech, Fred Frame, Floyd Davis, Bill Holland, Johnny Parsons and Parnelli Jones.
Dorney Park, a fifth mile asphalt oval, ran its first races in 1938, its last Modified race in 1959 and its last race in 1986. NASCAR great Joe Weatherly was among the track’s big winners in the fifties. Dorney Park Alumni from the seventies and eighties include NASCAR Modified Touring Series multi-time champion Tony Hirschman and multi-time NASCAR Sprint Cup and IndyCar winner John Andretti.
Indoor racing took place inside the Agricultural Hall building on the Allentown Fairgrounds in 1962 with Micros and in 1966 with TQ Midgets. Bobby Albert, Len Duncan and Larry Michaels were the winners of the three TQ races run on consecutive Saturday nights in March, 1966.
Nazareth, Pa. was a hotbed of auto racing for well over ninety years at two different adjacent sites, a half-mile dirt oval and a larger track that had three different configurations: a mile-and-an-eighth dirt track, a mile dirt course and a mile paved speedway. The last race at Nazareth – and in the Lehigh Valley – took place in 2004.
Professional race car driver from ten states and Canada are expected to compete in the TQ Midget division. Many of the drivers have ties to the greater Lehigh Valley region including Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pat Van Varick of Bangor, Zane Zeiner of Bath, Brandon Azzalina of Saylorsburg, Pat Bealer of Slatington, and Matt Janisch of Nazareth.
The addition of a third Indoor race is expected to energize the now three-race series point fund. Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., won the 2015 LSMP championship on a feature win tiebreaker with Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C.
Tickets for the 1st Annual Allentown Indoor Race, will be available in advance, online at www.PPLCenter.com and at the PPL Center located at 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101. An on sale date for tickets will be announced in the near future.
Len Sammons Motorsports is currently seeking marketing partners for this exciting first time event, including title sponsorship of the event.
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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 15, 2015 - Gas City, Indiana - Gas City I-69 Speedway - “May Meltdown”
Gas City, Indiana…Brady Bacon held on in a frenetic 30-lapper Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway, edging past a last-lap Thomas Meseraull slidejob through the final set of corners to take his third AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory of the season.
Meseraull cut under fellow front-row starter Jon Stanbrough off turn-two to take the opening lead, as most of the field stuck to the bottom half of the quarter-mile. Dave Darland was on the move early, as he ducked past Stanbrough for the second spot on lap four.
A large lead for Meseraull was erased on lap eight with a caution for Kyle Robbins, and put Darland right on his tailtank. Darland finally cut the bottom underneath Meseraull for the lead on lap 13, but by that time Bacon had jumped to the top while C.J. Leary was running the high side from 16th into the top-ten.
Just as Bacon took the third spot, the caution flew just short of halfway. Darland decided to head to the high side on the restart, but Bacon was strong and looked underneath off turn-two for the lead on lap 17. He completed the pass on the other end and tried to separate himself from the pack.
Traffic was thick in front of Bacon, and Darland reeled him back in with less than ten laps to go. As Darland tried to scoot low, Meseraull stuck to the high side and squeezed past Darland off turn-two on lap 26 to retake the second spot. He ran down Bacon in the closing laps and drew to his back bumper as the duo took the white flag.
Bacon bobbled a bit into turn-three on the final set of corners as Meseraull tried the bottom, but it was Bacon with the momentum to win the race to the line by .403-seconds for his 11th career victory in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.
“I saw Thomas (Meseraull) at the end, and that got me a little nervous knowing he could get a decent run off the bottom, but we got a good enough run and got some good momentum back after a tough weekend at Eldora. We’ve had good cars, and tonight it was time to make something happen and take a chance up top. I couldn’t get clear of that traffic for like four laps, and I had to try to putt around the bottom to clear them, which almost cost me the lead. I got back to the top and tried to keep my momentum up over the last few laps,” said Bacon, who also set his fourth ProSource “Fast Time” of the year earlier in the night.
Meseraull completed an impressive performance for his best career finish in the second-spot aboard the Keen’s Body Shop - Spirit Transport #18x DRC/Claxton.
“I just kept thinking ‘I’ve got a shot at this. I probably should have tried to slide him into one, but I thought I’d wait for three. Brady is one of the best and moved down just enough to slide across three and hold me off. That’s as close as I’ve ever gotten to winning a USAC show, and that’s the goal for us. It was an awesome race, and I’m so happy to see Gas City this way. Racing up front with those guys, it’s eat or be eaten and so much fun,” Meseraull said.
Darland rounded out the top-three in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.
“I knew the top was looking good as the race went on, and I went up there after the mid-race restart, but I wasn’t quite aggressive enough. We tried to get him back in traffic, but we just weren’t in the right spot at the right time and ended up giving a spot back. We still got out of here with a third-place run, and the track was great and allowed us to race hard for the win tonight, so thanks to the O’Connors,” Darland said.
Stanbrough held on for the fourth spot in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D, and Leary finished his drive from 16th by taking the fifth spot in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar.
QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.855; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-11.900; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-11.987; 4. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.018; 5. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-12.037; 6. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-12.093; 7. Thomas Meseraull, 18X, Keen-12.132; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.147; 9. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-12.162; 10. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-12.173; 11. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.312; 12. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-12.312; 13. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-12.318; 14. Jerry Coons, Jr., 10E, Edison-12.333; 15. Chris Windom, 21X, Pollock-12.348; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.426; 17. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-12.444; 18. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.465; 19. Conner Donelson, 42, Donelson-12.530; 20. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-12.595; 21. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass-12.603; 22. Casey Shuman, 2X, Barnhill-12.604; 23. Frank Flud, 41, SST-12.618; 24. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-12.688; 25. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-12.734; 26. Cole Ketcham, 41K, Ketcham-13.140; 27. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-13.270; 28. Stuart Hanft, 69H, Hanft-14.349.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Cottle, 3. Bacon, 4. Stanbrough, 5. McGhee, 6. Gass, 7. Goodnight. 2:04.78
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Robbins, 3. Jarrett, 4. Coons, 5. Shuman, 6. Hines, 7. Ketcham. 2:06.17
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Farney, 3. Darland, 4. Meseraull, 5. Donelson, 6. Flud, 7. Bell. 2:03.84
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Simon, 2. Ballou, 3. Spencer, 4. Leary, 5. Grant, 6. Gurley, 7. Hanft. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Hines, 3. Shuman, 4. McGhee, 5. Goodnight, 6. Donelson, 7. Flud, 8. Gass, 9. Gurley, 10. Ketcham, 11. Bell, 12. Hanft. 2:29.95
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 11. Justin Grant, 12. Jerry Coons, Jr., 13. Logan Jarrett, 14. Landon Simon, 15. Max McGhee, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. Chris Windom, 18. Aaron Farney, 19. Kyle Robbins, 20. Matt Goodnight, 21. Josh Spencer, 22. Conner Donelson. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Meseraull, Laps 13-16 Darland, Laps 17-30 Bacon.
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Ballou-743, 2-Stockon-741, 3-Darland-728, 4-Bacon-698, 5-Stanbrough-646, 6-Thomas-619, 7-Hines-611, 8-Leary-610, 9-Windom-446, 10-Grant-440
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 20 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - 45th “Tony Hulman Classic”
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For Immediate Release/May 15, 2015
Welcoming Rules Package Announced For Lentini Auto Salvage ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ Thursday, June 11 At New Egypt Speedway; Spec Head Small-Blocks Utilize Sail Panels, All Others Run Windows; $10,000 To Win For 40 Feature Laps!
NEW EGYPT, NJ – A welcoming rules package and massive purse structure are in place for the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ at New Egypt Speedway on Thursday, June 11.
Lentini Auto Salvage of Ringoes, N.J., presents the third edition of the ‘Dirty Jersey’ special at the pristine Garden State venue, this season running as a big-block/small-block Modified 40-lap event paying a massive $10,000-plus to win! Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region presented by Scotty’s Speed & Diesel points will be offered for the BD Motorsports Media LLC promoted event.
A rules package favorable to ALL race teams has been devised by the event’s promotional team to attract a wide base of cars from across the Northeast.
American Racer tires will be utilized for the ‘Dirty Jersey’ Modified special. Minimum compounds are as follows: 33 or harder across the front; 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear.
Spec head small-blocks, Pennsylvania or New Egypt Speedway legal, will be permitted to utilize sail panels at this event. Spec head engines on gasoline weigh a minimum of 2,275 lbs. Spec head engines on alcohol weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs.
All other engine combinations are required to utilize standard window bodywork. Small-blocks (max. 363 cubic inch) weigh 2,400 lbs. Big-blocks (max. 477 cubic inch) weigh 2,500 lbs. And Delaware big-blocks (478 cubic inch and up) weigh 2,600 lbs.
Drivers will draw for starting positions in 10-lap heat races. Consolations, 10 laps in distance, will set the remainder of the starting field. Top qualifiers from the heat races will redraw.
The complete purse structure is as follows: 1) $10,000; 2) $3,500; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,500; 5) $1,400; 6) $1,150; 7) $1,125; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $550; 14) $450; 15) $425; 16) $415; 17) $405; 18-24) $400; Provisional Starters) $200.
Also on the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ card are the reborn United Racing Company 360 Sprint Cars in a $3,000-to-win, 25-lap event and Crate 602 Sportsman racing for a $750 winner’s share.
Complete times, rules and information for the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ have been posted at: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/dirty-jersey-3-general-rules-prices-information/
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Located in New Egypt, N.J., New Egypt Speedway features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. There are clean, heated restrooms, a monitored playground area for young fans and restaurant-quality concession stands serving up a full menu at family style prices. The racy, 7/16ths-mile clay oval hosts tight, wheel-to-wheel, all-out competition. New Egypt Speedway’s GPS address is 720 Route 539 New Egypt, NJ 08533 and the speedway website is www.newegyptspeedway.net.
The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, American Racer/Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Scotty’s Speed & Diesel, East Coast Speed/ECS Auto, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group (COMP Cams, Driven Racing Oil & Quarter Master), Crane Ignition, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hig Fab Chassis, Hyperco, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lineman Racing, Pilat Graphic Design, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Shiley Fabrication, Simplicity Design, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuel.
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule
Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Presented By Scotty’s Speed & Diesel
Sunday, April 19 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ: South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 5– Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Thursday, June 11 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ: Dirty Jersey 3 - $10,000 to win!
Tuesday, Aug. 4 (Rain Date: Aug. 5) – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Rain Date: Sept. 2) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Beach Blast 2 – Championship Points
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Presented By Scotty’s Speed & Diesel Point Fund (*based on 5 events): 1. $7,500; 2. $3,000; 3. $2,250; 4. $1,500; 5. $1,250; 6. $1,000; 7. $900; 8. $850; 9. $800; 10. $750.
Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-10 receive $250.
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797
NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS WILL CARRY T.P.TRAILERS NAME FOR REST OF SEASON AT GRANDVIEW
CHECKERED FLAG FAN CLUB AND NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AWARENESS NIGHT SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 16
LUPUS AWARENESS NIGHT ON MAY 23
BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 13, 2015 . . . Local business T.P.Trailers of Limerick, PA has been a huge supporter of NASCAR stock car racing at Grandview Speedway for a few years. That support has been appreciated by racers who have reaped the benefits of the bonus bucks offered by T.P. Trailers.
Effective immediately the NASCAR 358 Modified stock cars that are a Saturday night fixture at Grandview, the primary division of weekly racing, will become the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds.
“It is our way of saying thank you for the outstanding support the company has given stock car racing at our track,” said track owner Bruce Rogers. “The Perkins family has been wonderful to work with and we want them to know we appreciate their support. We understand the sponsorship program has generated business for them and that is great to hear.” Saturday, May 30, will be T.P. Trailers Night at the Berks County auto racing facility.
On Saturday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. popular auto racing fan club, the Checkered Flag Fan Club, will sponsor the night of racing which will feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. There has been five different winners in the Modifieds so far this season. The night will also be used to bring awareness to Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month and remind people that May 17th is National NF Day. The NF disease attacks the nervous system of 1 in 3,000 children and causes blindness, deafness and learning disabilities. The Children’s Tumor Foundation helps raise money and raise awareness for NF to help find a cure. Quite a few of the racers, thanks to the efforts of Caroline Egrie, will be running CTF or NF stickers in an effort to turn the track blue.
Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and at the same time the popular Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will take place featuring Late Model racer Joe “Geezer” Fanelli, Sportsman standout Dean Bachman and TP Trailers 358 Modified talent Nate Christman along with their race cars.
Adult admission will be just $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.
On Sunday, May 17th, the Outlaw Enduros will perform in several events along with the Blast From the Past Vintage racers. Racing starts at 1 p.m. Adult admission is $10.
The second annual Turn The Track Purple will take place at Grandview on Saturday, May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
17-year-old Lupus patient Haley Williams Wetzel has been battling the disease for 10 years. She has a love for local dirt track racing. Fans and racers are being asked to wear something purple as that is the Lupus awareness color. Team Haley will have a table set up to distribute info on Lupus as well as make pins available to those who would like to show their support of the dread disease. Purple candy ribbons and butterfly lollipops will be available and they will be chancing off two gift baskets. All proceeds will go to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for Lupus research.
On the 16th the color was blue and then this night the color will be purple.
Grandview Speedway, one of the most successful weekly short tracks in the nation, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
Contact: Allyse Wolfinger
New Egypt, NJ–The World of Outlaw Sprints return to New Egypt Speedway for the third straight year on Tuesday, May 19th and will offer many fan centered activities and giveaways. “The Greatest Show on Dirt” will mark their only New Jersey appearance as defending race winner Daryn Pittman looks to see if he can make it 3 for 3 with three straight victories against the country’s toughest sprint car competition.
This event will be all about the fans coming from near and far to watch the best of the best in sprint car racing compete at the Central Jersey speed plant. To kick the night off there will be a “Parking Lot Party” tailgating competition. Fans are invited to tailgate before the races and decorate their space to celebrate their favorite driver, the return of the World of Outlaws, or any other organized theme. The most creative display will receive a tailgating prize package valued at over $100 that includes 2 tickets to the New Egypt Speedway USAC event on Thursday, June 4th.
In addition to the tailgating competition, the first 250 fans through the front gates will receive a free ticket to the Pocono Raceway ARCA event in June. Miss New Egypt will be on hand throwing out Frisbees signed by all the competing drivers and the lucky fan that catches the feature winners disc will receive two free tickets to any Saturday night New Egypt Speedway event. There will also be lots of giveaways throughout the night courtesy of our Speedway sponsors.
Tickets for the event are on sale now through the World of Outlaws website www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com or by calling them at 1-877-395-8606. Reserved seating in the top 10 rows of sections 4 and 5 are $35, general admission is $30, teens 12-15 are $15, and children 11 and under are free. Pit admission is $40 but will only be sold the night of the event. Reserved seating tickets will only be sold at the front ticket windows on the night of the event.
Pit gates open at 3 pm, front gates for advanced ticket holders and will call will open at 3:30 pm and for the general public at 4 pm, hot laps begin at 6:15 pm, and the first green flag waves at 7 pm.
Overnight camping is permitted in the designated camping area located behind the Speedway. Camping is free of charge. The Speedway asks fans to respect our neighbors and there are no open fires permitted. Fans can bring coolers into the Speedway that are no larger than 14” and there can be no glass bottles. Food and alcohol are permitted.
For all of our younger fans looking to enter the pit area, it is the New Jersey State law anyone under the age of 16 is not permitted into the pit area. Fans 16 or 17 years of age must present a form of ID with their birth date on it and a parent must sign the Minor Consent Form. All younger fans and their parents can fill out the necessary paperwork in the Speedway office located next to the front ticket windows.
For more information on the Jersey Outlaw Classic, visit www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook /newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway. New Egypt Speedway is 7/16th mile, family friendly dirt racing track located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ.