NEWS FROM EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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ERICK RUDOLPH OUTRUNS BILLY PAUCH JR. TO WIN SECOND ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RACE IN TRENTON THRILLER

TRENTON, NJ December 15, 2018 . . . New York State Dirt Track Modified star and past multi-time Indoor Auto Racing Series ‘concrete track champion’ Erick Rudolph won Saturday’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals 50-lap feature run in the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

“Everything went together well with Tom (Fraschetta) for the race,” Rudolph said, in praise of his car owner, for whom he had raced just once before.

The winning car was a Hyper chassis of 2010 vintage.

Billy Pauch, Jr. finished second to Rudolph with Brett Altemose placing third. Both Pauch and Altemose were alongside Rudolph numerous times on restarts during the race but were never able to find a way around or under the race winner.

Jim Radney was fourth and Billy Calvert were fourth and fifth in the final rundown. Bobby Butler, Brian Carber, Michael Carber, Alex Bright and Josh Conover rounded out the top ten.

The field for the East Coast Dirt Nationals was composed of the first and second place finishers in the eight A-Main Qualifiers, four on Thursday and four on Friday. The remaining eight A-Main qualifiers came from the two B mains Saturday. Nearly 120 entries in all competed in the second annual race.

Alex Bright and Josh Conover were the winners of the twin B-Mains, earning their spots into the feature. Three remarkable runs into the A Main were made by Scott Kreutter, who marched through the E, D, C and B to transfer, and by both Bobby Butler and Jack Conover, who advanced from the D, C, and B prelims.

Austin Quick and Zachery Bealer in the two F Mains, Preliminary race winners were Brian Montieth and Kreutter in the pair of E Mains, Butler and Joseph Dopke in the two D Mains,

Attention now shifts to the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels events on concrete ovals, first at Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on January 4-5, 2019, then at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on January 25-26, 2019. The third and final Indoor Auto Racing Series race is the first time event planned for the New York State Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY on March 8-9, 2019.

East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Feature (50 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Billy Pauch, Jr., 3. Brett Altemose, 4. Jim Radney, 5. Billy Calvert, 6. Bobby Butler, 7. Brian Carber, 8. Michael Carber, 9. Alex Bright, 10. Josh Conover, 11. Colin White, 12. Scott Kreutter, 13.ean Brierly, 14. Kyle Spence, 15. Andrew Hannula, 16. Lee Nardelli, 17. Kenny Miller III, 18. Tim Buckwalter, 19. Doug Snyder, 20. Ryan Greth, 21. Steve Buckwalter, 22. Whitey Kidd III, 23. Danny Buccafusca, 24. Jack Conover.

MEDIA NOTE: On behalf of Len Sammons Productions let me offer a big thank you for the great media support given the event. Ernie Saxton

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DIRT TRACK HEROES

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DECEMBER 15, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
RELEASE PREPARED BY: JUSTIN BELTRAME & STEVE PADOS

BIG SHOW MARCH 9 TO 12 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL. . . . . . .

NORTHAMPTON, PA.- SMITH FABRICATIONS/STAGE ONE MODIFIEDS SIGN ON FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The defining details and preparations for the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place on a daily basis as the holiday period ramps up with Christmas just around the corner. The management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 3rd and run through March 9th in 2019 with a full itinerary of interview sessions and activities set to take place.

The upcoming event is signing on sponsors to showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared to once again be the lead sponsor for the upcoming event. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled in a great sports setting.

For the twelfth consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to its present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. Information regarding IRCO's various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2019 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at:www.upstateautoinc.com.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Johnny Cabral and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed.

The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their ninth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory and racing exploits.

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling show organizers Bob & Donna Miller at: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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NEWS FROM EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 267.934.7286 or esaxton144@aol.com

PAUCH JR., RADKEY, SPENCE AND BUCKWALTER WIN TRENTON’S FRIDAY NIGHT 600 MICRO DIRT QUALIFIERS; CHAMP KART FEATURE TO MATT CHAVIS; $5,000-TO-WIN 600 MICRO DIRT NATIONALS SET FOR TONIGHT, SATURDAY

TRENTON, NJ December 14, 2018 . . . Billy Pauch, Jr., Jim Radkey, Kyle Spence and Steve Buckwalter were Friday night’s winners of the four A-Main Qualifiers, earning guaranteed starting spots into Saturday night’s 50-lap East Coast Dirt Nationals feature. Michael Carber, Tim Buckwalter, Lee Nardelli and Sean Brierly finished runner-up to the respective winners.

Tim Buckwalter’s last-to-first drive in the second feature was one of the evening’s most dramatic events as was Spence’s win over Lee Nardelli and Kenny Miller III. Scott Kreutter led the race several times but finished tenth after a last lap skirmish.

The 20-lap Champ Kart feature was won by Matt Chavis with Todd Crenshaw, Chance Hendershot, James Shutts and Tony Bootes completing the top five.

Six ten lap 600 Micro Sprint heat races were won by Billy Pauch, Jr., Kyle Spence, Eddie Strada, Kenny Miller III, Sean Brierly and Kyle Lick.

A pair of Champ Kart heat races were won by Tony Bootes and Matt Chavis.

Saturday’s fan-friendly schedule, day three of the Dirt Nationals, starts at 3PM when doors to the arena swing open. At 4PM, the 16 drivers who qualified for the A-Main through Thursday’s and Friday’s Qualifier race winners plus the next two highest runners-up in points among the eight second place finishers will sign autographs for fans on the main concourse.

Racing begins at 5PM with ‘Alphabet Mains’- 12-lap events with 12 cars each and transferring the top four finishers forward. A pair of G, F, E, D, C, and B Mains will provide opportunities for the field of 600 Micros to earn the final eight starting berths for the 50-lap 24-car, $5,000-to-win East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Matt Chavis, 2. Todd Crenshaw, 3. Chance Hendershot, 4. James Shutts, 5. Tony Bootes, 6. Michael Kormann, 7. David South, 8. Jack O’Connor, 9. Chris Kraemer, 10. Adam Brown, 11. Dominic Roselli, 12. TJ Reed, 13. Chris Hirt.

First A-Main Qualifier 20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Billy Pauch, Jr., 2. Michael Carber, 3. Josh Conover, 4. Chad Sandt, 5. Matthew Jones, 6. Matthew Roselli, 7. Christian Bruno, 8. PJ Williams, 9. Chris Fenimore, 10. Corey Anderson, 11. Matt Smith, 12. Tyler Lindsay, 13. Joe Kemp, 14. Eric Heydenreich.

Second A-Main Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Jim Radkey, 2. Tim Buckwalter, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Michael Maresca, 5. Brandon Pavel, 6. Jeff Weaver Jr., 7. Tim Nye, 8. Robbie Hocker, 9. Travis Hill, 10. Bobby Butler, 11. Gary Bozowski, 12. Justin Moesch, 13. Joel Smith, 14. Tyler Brehm.

Third A-Main Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Kyle Spence, 2. Lee Nardelli, 3. Kenny Miller III, 4. Nathan Smith, 5. Drew Pascuzzi, 6. Sam Locuson III, 7. Mike Meyers, 8. Tyler Kens, 9. Dominick Buffalino, 10. Scott Kreutter, 11. Morgan Rochelle, 12. Buddy Hines, 13. Ronald Strong, 14. Kyle Lick.

Fourth A-Main Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Sean Brierly, 3. Alex Bright, 4. Danny Buccafusca, 5. Ricky Pritchard, 6. Geordan Marrero, 7. Andrew Locuson, 8. Luke Thomas, 9. Jon Keller, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Nash Ely, 12. Steven Hutchinson, 13. Lou Cicconi, 14. Mike Iles.

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NEWS FROM EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 267.934.7286 or esaxton144@aol.com

CARBER, KIDD III, RUDOLPH AND WHITE WIN WINGLESS 600 SPRINT INDOOR DIRT FEATURES THURSDAY NIGHT AT TRENTON’S CURE ARENA, WHITMOYER TOPS IN SLINGSHOTS; ACTION CONTINUES ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT 5 PM

TRENTON, NJ December 13, 2018 . . . Brian Carber, Whitey Kidd III, Erick Rudolph and Collin White were the four winners of the 20-lap A-Main Wingless Sprint Qualifiers on Night One of the Second Annual East Coast Dirt Nationals inside Trenton, NJ’s CURE Insurance Arena.

In Slingshot feature action, Craig Whitmoyer, an accomplished Sportsman and Small Block Modified campaigner, won the 20-lap feature ahead of Danny Buccafusca, Anthony Raisner, Brett Bieber and Austin Silfee.

Earlier Wingless 600 Sprint racing, consisting of six 10-lap heat races that determined the starting order for the A Main Qualifiers were won by Joe Dopke, Jack Conover, Rudolph, Andrew Hannula, White and Austin Quick.

Slingshot heat races were won by Jared Silfee and Joe Toth.

The Dirt Nationals for Wingless 600 Sprints continues Friday, December 14th with the second round of split group qualifying which showcases the second 60 entrants running in qualifying feature events. Champ Karts are the co-feature Friday highlighted by a 20-lap feature.

On Saturday, December 15th, all 120 Wingless 600 Micro competitors will be competing for a spot in the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main. Racing starts at 7 PM on Friday and 5 PM on Saturday.

On Saturday, with all120, 600 Sprints on hand, Alphabet Mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, that will precede the 50-lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win.

Information, including a link for advanced tickets, is available at www.indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available each day at the arena box office.

Slingshot A Main Finish (20 Laps): 1. Craig Whitmoyer, 2. Danny Buccafusca, 3. Anthony Raisner, 4. Brett Bieber, 5. Austin Silfee, 6. Cody Kline , 7. Seth Spayd, 8. Kurt Bettler, 9. Tom Arntz, 10. Kyle Herve, 11. Joe Toth, 12. Thomas Mowery, 13. Mike McLaughlin, 14. Jared Silfee, 15. Neil Rutt III, 16. Dan Morgiewicz Jr., 17 Brett Putnam, 18. Dylan Hoch, 19. Dakota Kessler, 20. Steve Svanda.

First Wingless Sprint Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Qualify For Sat. A Main ): 1. Brian Carber, 2. Billy Covert, 3. LaVar Scott, 4. Mike Butler, 5. Ayrton Gennetten, 6. Joe Trenca, 7. Luke Schosetwitz, 8. Jason Swavely, 9. Christopher Robinson, 10. Johnny Smith Jr., 11. Zach Bealer, 12. Austin Quick, 13. Brad Smith, 14. David Schilling.

Second Wingless Sprint Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Qualify For Sat. A-Main): 1. Whitey Kidd III, 2. Doug Snyder, 3. Pat Bealer, 4. Aiden Borden, 5. DJ Shuman, 6. Joe Dopke, 7. Jason Muldowney, 8. Brendon Bright, 9. Zach Fisher, 10. Wayne Scott, 11. Scotty Smith, 12. Connor Leoffler, 13 Ryan Berenty.

Third Wingless Sprint Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Qualify For Sat. A-Main): 1.Erick Rudolph, 2. Brett Altemose, 3. Damon Paul, 4. Hunter Metzger, 5. Chris Locuson, 6. Jimmy Glenn, 7. Ryan Flores, 8. Anthony Sesely, 9. Jack Conover, 10. Kameron Morral, 11. Steve Svanda, 12. Seve Bracall.

Fourth Wingless Sprint Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Qualify For Sat. A Main): 1. Collin White, 2. Ryan Greth, 3. Andrew Hannula, 4. Richie Hartman, 5. Carl Locuson, 6. Billy Murphy, 7. Will Butler, 8. Mike Austin, 9. Fred Hehnly, 10. Matt Pfanter, 11. Donald Bochelle, 12. Lucas Wolfe.

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NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

Event Promoter: Len Sammons @609.888.3618

MEDIA INFORMATION: Ernie Saxton Communications – Esaxton144@aol.com -267.934.7286

IMPORTANT MEDIA INFO AT END OF THIS RELEASE.

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FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER AYRTON GENNETTEN OF MISSOURI ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON DECEMBER 13-15

TRENTON, NJ December 11, 2018 . . . Ayrton Gennetten, a 19 year old from Gravois Mills, MO who won the 2017 Tulsa Shootout, will be making his first start east of Ohio at the East Coast Indoor Dirt National. The third generation driver will be racing on a clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The Dirt Nationals begins this Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th with split group qualifying which includes 60 racers each day running in a feature event. On Saturday, December 15th, all 120 competitors will be competing for a spot in the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main.

Racing against big fields of cars and national events is nothing new to Gennetten. When he won the Tulsa, OH Shootout in 2017 he outran a field of nearly 250 Winged Class A entries. In Trenton, he’ll be racing wingless.

Gennetten, who lives in a small town about 150 miles west of St. Louis, will drive a Bailey chassis 600cc Micro Sprint owned by Eric Orozoco from the Albany, NY area. The ride became available through Gennetten's work with Bailey chassis, a Haubstadt, IN, Micro chassis manufacturer.

Gennetten is proud of the achievements of his father Steve and grandfather Gene, both accomplished USAC Midget drivers. Gennetten is named Ayrton because his father greatly admired the driving talents of the late Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna.

After that big win, Gennetten jumped into 360 Sprint racing in the ASCS 360 Warrior Region and raced in ASCS National races when they are scheduled in the vicinity. He was named ASCS National Rookie Of The Year in his first year on the strength of one win and ten top fives in limited starts. Ultimately, he would like to have his shot at running the World of Outlaws 410 Sprint Series.

Ayrton's grandfather Gene narrowly missed winning the first Chili Bowl Indoor Midget Car race in 1987, losing out late in the race to the late Rich Vogler after the two got together. It is estimated that Gene Gennetten won over 200 features.

While new to the area, Gennetten will be racing against some familiar names to him from Sprint Car and Midget competition. Open Cockpit stars entered include Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car champion, Brian Montieth. The Williams Grove Speedway champion Lucas Wolfe has entered as has Kutztown Action track king-pins Billy Pauch Jr. and Tim Buckwalter. Tim’s cousin Steve, Scott Kreutter, Eddie Strada, Eric Heyenreich, Alex Bright, Lou Cicconi and Joe Trenca are also entered. These top drivers will be taking on stars from dirt Modified and Micro Sprint competition.

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Slingshots will run a complete program of racing on Thursday night culminating in a 20-car, 20-lap feature. On Friday, Champ Karts are the co-feature, with the same field, same distance feature on the docket.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at www.indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily at the CURE Insurance Arena box office.

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IMPORTANT MEDIA NOTE:
In an effort to make the securing of media credentials easier for all please go to www.indoorautoracing.com under “CONTACT US” (on the right top bar). There you will find the Indoor Race Credential Request form.

The form allows you to request credentials for all four of the indoor events (Trenton, Allentown, Atlantic City and Syracuse).

List the name, media affiliation and assignment (photographer, writer, video ) and the events you would like to have credentials for. The sooner the request is received the better for all.

Credentials will be available, with proper ID, at the Media Sign-In area. Freelancers must provide proof of assignment. Infield photographers will be limited and assigned at meeting to be held in the press room prior to each day of racing.

Once the request has been reviewed, you will be notified as to who has been approved.

Thank you for your interest in the indoor auto racing events.

Len Sammons

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