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In the Grand Rivera Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill Hotel in front of 125 attendees this past Saturday night and mastered by well-known announcer Pete Wortman, Ricky DiEva, driver of the Body Shop by DiEva No. 85, was honored for his very successful rookie season with the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series in which he claimed the championship over veteran driver and last years champ, Tim Tanner Jr. by just one point!

DiEva also collected the JLD Graphics Rookie of the Year honors, as well as the Snow's Sealcoating LLC. NJ State Championship title, and took home the Diversified Machine, Inc. / DMI / BullDog Rears front end assembly set up after his name was randomly picked along with others during the contingency raffle.

Finishing in the runner up spot, just one point behind DiEva, was 2018 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Champion, Tim Tanner Jr., was was also crowned the 2019 Bethman's Auto Pennsylvania State Champion, taking home $500 for that. Tanner and his team were honored with the annual "Founder's Cup", for his dedication and determination as a competitor while attending every MASS event since the series became to be in 2017. Tanner also won multiple contingency drawings including a Wings Unlimited gift certificate for a BOGO front nose wing deal a Newlin Bar Service, LLC Gift Certificate.

Rounding out the top five was 2017 Series Champ - Eddie Wagner, Larry McVay - who went home with the main raffle item - the Engler Machine and Tool Fuel Injection System, and Tom Carberry who was also named the "Thayer Performance Hard Charger of the Year" recipient, after passing a total of 61 cars in total in the A-Main events!

Jeff Geiges, a "part timer" this past season, took home the Delaware Auto Exchange sponsored Delaware State Points Title, and also was credited with winning the most feature wins in 2019, visiting victory lane FOUR times. His crew chief - John Webster, who is also Geiges' father in law, took home the Mechanic of the Year award for his dedication to the Yardbirds Racing No. 77J for a number of years.

Felton, DE resident Andy Best was acknowledged for his outstanding heat race win accumulation, FIVE total, after entering eight out of fifteen events in 2019. Best started the year off racing the Delaware Auto Exchange No. 2, taking home a feature win at Bridgeport Speedway and then after switching rides later in the season, won in his home state of Delaware at Delaware International Speedway in September.

A number of additional door prizes were raffled off after the awards ceremony and dancing and cocktails rounded out the evening!

This weekend, focus is shifted on the 2020 season, with the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show event kicking off the season this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Be sure to stop by the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series booth and grab a 2020 schedule, and see the cars of 2020 JLD Graphics Rookie of the Year Contender Jenna Shotz and 2019 Champion Ricky DiEva.

For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our website at or our Facebook page to catch up on the latest news on what’s happening!

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
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The Meat Shoppe To Become Co-Presenting Sponsor Of Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars At New Egypt Speedway For 2020 Season

New Egypt, NJ – The Larry’s Hot Rods And Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars will have a co-presenting sponsor for the 2020 season at New Egypt Speedway.

The Meat Shoppe, By Arctic Foods will be the co-presenting sponsor of the division which will now be known as the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars Presented By: The Meat Shoppe.

The Meat Shoppe is a premier butcher shop & specialty foods retail store, located in Washington, NJ.The Meat Shoppe is an ‘old world meets new world’, Italian influenced neighborhood butcher that delivers right to your door.Supplying customers with clean, all-natural, locally-sourced, and domestically raised meats which are cut fresh on premise, daily, without the use of preservatives or additives. Working with local family farms & food artisans, The Meat Shoppe keeps their [eclectic] shelves fresh and seasonal all year long.It doesn’t stop there!The Meat Shoppe boasts a store kitchen, offering “Heat & Eat” Prepared foods, sides, soups, sauces, cold salads, and catering for any occasion.

Family owned and operated, since 1957, The Meat Shoppe is the retail division of the parent company – Arctic Foods, USA.
Arctic Foods originated, and still operates today, as a USDA custom processing facility, and distributor of the finest top quality meats to the Food Service industry.

This 3 rd generation family owned and operated business is celebrating 63 years in 2020.The Meat Shoppe, By Arctic Foods is committed to providing top quality products and customer service, and is open 7 days a week (less holidays).Located at, 251 E. Washington Avenue (Rt. 57) in Washington, NJ 07882. The Meat Shoppe can be reached at (908)689-5033. Follow The Meat Shoppe on Instagram, @arcticfoods or Facebook, Arctic Foods, USA – Meat Shoppe.

The Meat Shoppe will also be the main sponsor on the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car being campaigned by veteran driver Ricky Rutt at New Egypt Speedway in 2020, Rutt’s car will be on display in the New Egypt Speedway booth at the Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show which runs from January 17 th to 19 th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Rich Mellor was the 2019 Northeast Wingless Sprint Car champion at New Egypt Speedway in a season where he picked up six victories. Other 2019 winners included Brian Spencer (4) and Jermain Godshall (2) along with first time winners Larry Drake and Duane Nixon. The Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Sprint Cars Presented By: The Meat Shoppe will return to its semi-regular basis at New Egypt Speedway for the 2020 schedule.

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
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#01 Anthony D'Alessio at speed during USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition in July of 2019 at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway.
(Rich Forman Photo)


Speedway, Indiana (January 10, 2020).........Anthony D'Alessio is stepping up to challenge for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors in the upcoming 2020 season.

D'Alessio, in conjunction with Parallax Motorsports, will field one entry as an owner/driver for the 2020 slate, which features 46 events at 23 different venues, most of which D'Alessio will be experiencing for the first time, beginning in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for Winter Dirt Games XI.

"I am beyond excited for the upcoming season," D'Alessio exclaimed. "It is a dream come true, and I can't wait to hit the track in February in my home state of Florida. I want to thank everyone who has helped me get this far. We still have plenty of work to do."

The 19-year-old from Apollo Beach, Fla., is approaching the 2020 season with tenacity and drive after relocating to Indiana in 2018 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional race car driver. In preparation, D'Alessio ran Indiana Sprint Week in 2019 along with racing at many local Indiana tracks in his first full year in a non-wing sprint car.

D'Alessio made one USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature start in 2019, winning his heat race and finishing 20th at Kokomo Speedway during Indiana Sprint Week.

He moved from Florida with a plethora of racing experience and several accolades. Starting at a young age in go karts as well as one season in dirt modifieds, he transitioned to sprint car racing in Florida, earning 2016 Top Gun Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year and 2017 Rookie of the Year honors with the Southern Shootout Sprint Car Series in the Sunshine State.

The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8. The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

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World of Outlaws

Contact: Nick Graziano
World of Outlaws PR

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World of Outlaws Set to Star at All-New I-70 Speedway
Tickets on sale now for World of Outlaws’ historic return to Odessa, MO

ODESSA, MO – Dec. 18, 2019 – For the first time in almost 40 years, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on May 30 will return to I-70 Motorsports Park.

Race fans can now purchase tickets to the exciting Missouri Outlaw Showdown, which will see The Greatest Show on Dirt thrill fans at a new state-of-the-art facility.

The Series first visited the I-70 venue in the 1980s before the track was converted to an asphalt, hosting NASCAR sanctioned races. The track closed in 2008, but was recently purchased by Chris Payne, who revamped Heartland Motorsports Park in Kansas into a thriving racing facility.

Payne is turning the Odessa facility into a state-of-the-art motorsports park, which includes the new dirt oval and a dragway.

The new $10,000-to-win event will have fans at the edge of their seats with the winged warriors of the World of Outlaws battling to be the first to win at the new track.

Reigning champion Brad Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team will be on the hunt to try and win back to back championships. He had a record year in 2019, winning 16 races, including the Kings Royal and his 50th career win.

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz is sure to be a threat, as he’ll be on a mission to return to his winning ways and claim his 11th title. He also enters the 2020 season only six wins away from his 300th career World of Outlaw victory.

There will also be a large local racing presence at the event with Missouri-based teams, such as Jason Johnson Racing, Mason Daniel Racing and Brian Brown Racing in attendance.

For Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, MO, it would be a hometown win. The track is only about 15 minutes away from his shop. He always dreamed of being able to race at the facility.

“I’m excited,” Brown said. “We don’t get to race close to home in front of our local sponsors too often. Any time we can we enjoy it. This one’s going to be the closest we’ve ever ran… We never thought this place, after it shut down, that it would even open back up. But fortunately, it has and excited to bring the World of Outlaws back to I-70.”

Grandstands will open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps scheduled for 6:45 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. (CT).

Tickets can be purchased by going to or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

If you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on

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Winner Justin Sanders (Ben Thrasher Photo)

Justin Sanders Unstoppable At Arizona Speedway ASCS Southwest Copper Classic

Bryan Hulbert - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (December 1, 2019)... Bettering his third-place finish from Saturday by two, Justin Sanders captured a long-awaited victory at the 4th annual Copper Classic. His first career victory with the ASCS Southwest Region, the Arizona Speedway win was worth $5,000 to the Aromas, California driver.

Taking several tries to get the A-Feature rolling, the green lights finally stayed on long enough for Hunter Schuerenberg to jump into the lead with Colton Hardy and Christopher Bell duking it out for second. Advantage to Bell, the red lights would come on for Mark Dobmeier, who had already gone over once, with 23 laps to go. Mark was ok.

Caution a lap later for James Aragon, the race for the lead was on as Bell shot low but couldn't secure the spot; giving 10th starting Justin Sanders the run for the runner-up spot. Going back and forth for the spot, Sanders was able to fend off the No. 21 as the caution flew for the spun No. 75 of J.T. Imperial.

Restarting with five laps complete, Sanders went for the lead with no success, opening the door for Bell to go after the No. 17 again. Trading second around, Sanders once more held off Bell as Hunter Schuerenberg steadily pulled away.

Slowed again on Lap 14 as Alex Pettas rolled to a stop on the front straightaway, the battle for the lead took off with Sanders sliding Schuerenberg off the second turn. Diving under Sanders to retake the spot into the third turn, Sanders took the line even lower to take the point on Lap 15. Battling with Bell for second, mechanical issues struck the No. 19az for the second night in a row.

Back to green, Sanders was unchallenged and kept it that way for the $5,000 top prize. Christopher Bell crossed 2.002 seconds behind the No. 17 with Craig Stidham completing the podium. Taking fourth, Colton Hardy locked up the 2019 ASCS Southwest Region Championship. The top five rounded out with 14th starting. Billy Chester.

Jesse Baker in sixth was followed by J.T. Imperial who rebounded to seventh. Lonnie Cox, Bud Rowe, and James Aragon completed the top-ten.

With the 2019 season in the books, work is already being done to layout the 2020 lineup of events. Updates will be released as they are ready. The American Sprint Car Series would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2019 schedule of events and look forward to seeing you again next season.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation, log onto, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
4th annual Copper Classic - Night 2
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [1]; 2. 9-Dustin Freitas, [3]; 3. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [2]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker, [5]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [4]; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, [6]; 7. 18J-Paul Jones, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 2. 17-Justin Sanders, [4]; 3. 3-Craig Stidham, [1]; 4. 7B-Bill Balog, [3]; 5. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [5]; 6. 45-Lonnie Cox, [6]; 7. 6-Bud Rowe, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [1]; 3. 25-Geoff Ensign, [3]; 4. 99-James Aragon, [5]; 5. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [4]; 6. (DNF) 50S-Rocky Silva, [6]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Justin Sanders, [10]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [4]; 3. 3-Craig Stidham, [5]; 4. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III, [14]; 6. 22B-Jesse Baker, [11]; 7. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [15]; 8. 45-Lonnie Cox, [17]; 9. 50S-Rocky Silva, [18]; 10. 6-Bud Rowe, [20]; 11. (DNF) 99-James Aragon, [12]; 12. (DNF) 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [1]; 13. (DNF) 2-Alex Pettas, [16]; 14. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier, [13]; 15. (DNF) 01-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 16. (DNF) 57-Kyle Larson, [6]; 17. (DNF) 9-Dustin Freitas, [7]; 18. (DNF) 7B-Bill Balog, [8]; 19. (DNF) 25-Geoff Ensign, [9]; 20. (DNF) 18J-Paul Jones, [19]

Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener

Bryan Hulbert - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 30, 2019)... Opening the 4th annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night, California's Kyle Larson brought his momentum from the Midgets to the ASCS Southwest Region with his first career victory against the Arizona based tour in the Finley Farms/Chevrolet Accessories No. 57.

Taking the green from sixth, Larson worked into the top three on the first lap as Hunter Schuerenberg showed the way with Christopher Bell in tow. Red with 23 laps to run, the restart saw Bell take a shot at the lead with Schuerenberg able to fend off the charge. Settling back into second, the position would be short-lived as Kyle Larson made his way by.

Closing quickly on Hunter for the lead, the caution paused his advance with 20 laps remaining. Looking top shelf on the restart for the lead, Larson worked off the second turn with momentum. Rolling the cushion in turn three before diamonding off with the lead in sight, Larson took command on Lap 6 just as brake issues struck Schuerenberg; forcing him off the pace entering the second turn.

With Christopher Bell tied to his back bumper on the restart, Larson was able to pull away and keep pace to the checkered flag. Bell would hold onto second with Justin Sanders moving up from 10th to complete the podium. Bill Balog and Colton Hardy made up the top five.

J.T. Imperial crossed sixth with Thomas Kennedy climbing from 15th to seventh. Craig Stidham, Geoff Ensign, and Mark Dobmeier completed the top ten.

The 4th annual Copper Classic concludes on Sunday, December 1 at Arizona Speedway with action going green at 5:00 P.M. (MT). Live coverage can be found online at

Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 N Ironwood Rd. More information on the facility can be found online at as well as on Facebook at Fans can also email or call (480) 926-6688.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
4th annual Copper Classic - Night 1
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.522[21]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, 13.539[1]; 3. 21-Christopher Bell, 13.667[8]; 4. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.725[4]; 5. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.820[3]; 6. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, 13.865[6]; 7. 7B-Bill Balog, 13.901[7]; 8. 75X-J.T. Imperial, 13.985[26]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.988[24]; 10. 17-Justin Sanders, 14.031[9]; 11. 25-Geoff Ensign, 14.072[25]; 12. 22B-Jesse Baker, 14.095[23]; 13. 2B-Billy Chester III, 14.134[12]; 14. 9-Dustin Freitas, 14.142[22]; 15. 01-Thomas Kennedy, 14.341[13]; 16. 45L-Jeff Lowery, 14.364[11]; 17. 7-Ryan Linder, 14.391[20]; 18. 34-Sterling Cling, 14.579[10]; 19. 99-James Aragon, 14.650[19]; 20. 45-Lonnie Cox, 14.755[18]; 21. 5K-Patrick Krob, 14.838[15]; 22. 3V-Jim Vanzant, 15.640[16]; 23. 18J-Paul Jones, 16.987[17]; 24. 6-Bud Rowe, 16.987[5]; 25. 2-Alex Pettas, 16.987[14]; 26. 8-Eric Wilkins, 16.987[2]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [1]; 2. 3-Craig Stidham, [2]; 3. 7B-Bill Balog, [3]; 4. 17-Justin Sanders, [4]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III, [5]; 6. 45L-Jeff Lowery, [6]; 7. 99-James Aragon, [7]; 8. 3V-Jim Vanzant, [8]; (DNS) 2-Alex Pettas,

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, [1]; 3. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [3]; 4. 25-Geoff Ensign, [4]; 5. 9-Dustin Freitas, [5]; 6. 7-Ryan Linder, [6]; 7. 18J-Paul Jones, [8]; (DNS) 45-Lonnie Cox, ; (DNS) 8-Eric Wilkins,

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Christopher Bell, [1]; 2. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, [2]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [3]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker, [4]; 5. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [5]; 6. 34-Sterling Cling, [6]; 7. 6-Bud Rowe, [8]; 8. (DNF) 5K-Patrick Krob, [7]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [6]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [4]; 3. 17-Justin Sanders, [10]; 4. 7B-Bill Balog, [7]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy, [5]; 6. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [8]; 7. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [15]; 8. 3-Craig Stidham, [3]; 9. 25-Geoff Ensign, [11]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [9]; 11. 22B-Jesse Baker, [12]; 12. 9-Dustin Freitas, [14]; 13. 7-Ryan Linder, [17]; 14. 6-Bud Rowe, [24]; 15. 3V-Jim Vanzant, [22]; 16. (DNF) 5K-Patrick Krob, [21]; 17. (DNF) 34-Sterling Cling, [18]; 18. (DNF) 99-James Aragon, [19]; 19. (DNF) 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 20. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [13]; 21. (DNF) 45-Lonnie Cox, [20]; 22. (DNF) 7Z-Zane Blanchard, [1]; 23. (DNF) 45L-Jeff Lowery, [16]; 24. (DNF) 18J-Paul Jones, [23]; (DNS) 8-Eric Wilkins, ; (DNS) 2-Alex Pettas,

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
(Rick Sweeten Photo)



With the off season in full effect, that doesn't slow things down for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series officials who have been strategically planning for the forth upcoming season of operations for Racesaver Sprint Car Racing in the tri-state area.

"Jeff and I have been really excited to start planning for the 2020 season after another exciting and successful year has ended in 2019," Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MASS stated. "After many conversations with the new Bridgeport Speedway management, we are excited to announce that we will be on the card for the March 29th grand opener of the all new Bridgeport Speedway!"

"We also have agreed on scheduling eight races total on the newly configured half mile, and these dates will be announced at Motorsports when the full schedule is released".

For 2020, an enlarged purse will be put forth at all eight races scheduled on the South Jersey Oval, making it $500 to win, with an increase in payout to the top ten and $150 to start from eleventh on back.

"Doug Rose and Danny Serrano have been a pleasure to work with thus far, and we appreciate their hospitality and appreciation for Racesaver Sprint Car racing, and it shows with this purse increase," Wagner said. "I believe our teams that have been with us from the start, as well as the teams that will be joining us in 2020 will be grateful for this new purse as well".

In 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series visited Bridgeport Speedway four times, with two events happening on the 3/8 mile and the other two on the 5/8 mile super speedway. Jeff Geiges would win twice there, once on each track, with Andy Best grabbing the other 3/8 mile victory in early June an 2019 MASS Champion, Ricky DiEva taking his first ever Sprint Car victory on "Pack the House Night" later in the month.

To tie up the 2019 season, teams, drivers, and sponsors with gather at the annual Championship Banquet held on Saturday, January 11th, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Tickets will be on sale until December 29th and if there are any questions about the event, contact the Series Officials by email at

For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our website at or our Facebook page to catch up on the latest news on what’s happening!