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David Gravel gets by Shane Stewart late to claim first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of season Friday in Tulare
by Gary Thomas
TULARE, CA - March 17, 2017 - After scoring his first Thunderbowl Raceway World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last season Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel returned on Friday night and made it back-to-back, earning his first series victory of 2017.
Gravel stalked race-long leader Shane Stewart as the laps wound down and made a beautiful power move to the outside with just a few circuits remaining to claim the victory aboard his CJB Motorsports/ Big Game Tree Stands No. 5 machine.
“I’ve watched Rico Abreu and Kyle Larson a lot here at the Trophy Cup so have definitely learned a thing or two about this place,” said Gravel on the front stretch. “Ever since the first time I came to Tulare it’s been an awesome place for me, and it feels great to win back-to-back here. I had nothing to lose there at the end so I just gave it a shot up top and luckily it worked out for us. My team gave me a great car so I can’t thank them enough. It’s been a crazy road these last few years, and I’m really happy with where I am right now. Hopefully we can come back tomorrow and do it again.”
The 35-lap feature started out with pole sitter Stewart getting the jump over outside front row Donny Schatz, who had won five of six races contested thus far going into Friday. Grass Valley, CA’s Brad Sweet quickly moved into second and tried to track down Stewart, prior to the caution waving for Willie Croft on lap nine. On the restart Carson Macedo then got upside down to bring out the red flag. On the next attempt Sweet challenged Stewart for the lead, but the Bixby, Oklahoma pilot was able to fend him off and motor away out front.
Things began to heat up at this point as the surface began to come in and allowed drivers the chance to dice it up for position on the one-third mile clay oval. Gravel and Sweet proceeded to fight hard for the second position going back and forth during one five-lap stretch. After exchanging the runner spot multiple times Sweet assumed the position and began to close in on Stewart with just 10-laps to go.
Things then came to a halt on lap 27 when Rutherford, CA’s Rico Abreu got upside down in the first and second corners while battling around the top-five.
On the restart Gravel was able to get around Sweet to grab second, before the final caution of the night flew for Terry McCarl on lap 30. After that Gravel stepped up his challenges on the leader when going back green and closed in on Stewart. With just a couple laps left he made the move of the race to go around Stewart and drive off to claim his second career Thunderbowl Raceway triumph by 0.977 seconds.
Stewart crossed the stripe in second to earn his fourth straight runner up finish in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car competition at Thunderbowl Raceway.
“We had a good car tonight, but the driver just didn’t make the right moves late in the race,” said the pilot of the Larson Marks Racing/ Eneos No. 2 mount. “Sometimes the yellows work for you and sometimes they work against you. Tonight they didn’t quite work in our favor, but that’s how racing goes. Hats off to David Gravel, he drove a great race there at the end and found the faster line. I also have to give a big thanks to Kyle Larson, Justin Marks and all my guys. We have 90 races a year, so you just have to come back and concentrate on the next one. Big thanks to all the fans for coming out to Thunderbowl Raceway tonight.”
After racing near the front of the field for the entire feature Sweet brought home a third place finish at the checkered aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb/ Napa Auto Parts No. 49 Sprinter. “Running third definitely isn’t the goal, but anytime you can finish on the podium with the World of Outlaws is something to be proud of,” Sweet commented.
“We had a good car tonight and I feel like we’re starting to gel. It’s basically a whole new team this year with Kale working on the 49 car and we are making gains. We’ll come back tomorrow and hopefully improve two more positions. This is one of my home tracks so I’d really like to get a win here.”
Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild put on an entertaining charge in the feature to come from 19th to fourth and claim the KSE Hard Charger Award. The Rookie of the Year contender was very impressive on the tricky Thunderbowl clay and was reminiscent of his father Jac during the night. Australian James McFadden rounded out the top-five in the main event after putting together a solid night. Completing the top-10 were Hanover, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart, Schatz, Paradise, CA’s Kyle Hirst, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan and San Jose, CA’s Tim Kaeding.
The night’s 12-lap Last Chance Showdown was captured by Mount Vernon, Washington’s Jason Solwold, with the Craftsman Club Dash going to Shane Stewart. The four 10-lap heat races were picked off by Owasso, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart and Donny Schatz. Rico Abreu started out the night by setting the fastest lap in the 36-car field with a blistering 12.630.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night at Thunderbowl Raceway to finish off the Tulare weekend.
Thunderbowl Raceway Notebook
RACE NOTES: David Gravel chased Shane Stewart to the checkers, taking the lead with only two laps to go. Brad Sweet came in third with Sheldon Haudenschild just missing the podium after starting 19th. A total of 36 cars made the field.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10); Jason Johnson – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17); David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway in March 17)
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report, Thunderbowl Raceway, CA, March 17, 2017
Feature - (35 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel  [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart  [$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet  [$3,000]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  [$2,700]; 5. 51-James McFadden  [$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$2,200]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,000]; 8. 83-Kyle Hirst  [$1,800]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan  [$1,600]; 10. 83JR-Tim Kaeding  [$1,450]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$1,300]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi  [$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen  [$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks  [$1,000]; 15. 37-Mitchell Faccinto  [$950]; 16. 68-Chase Johnson  [$900]; 17. 88-Terry McCarl  [$850]; 18. 41-Jason Johnson  [$50]; 19. 17-Joey Saldana  [$25]; 20. 3C-DJ Netto  [$700]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu  [$700]; 22. O-Bud Kaeding  [$700]; 23. 29-Willie Croft  [$700]; 24. 21-Brian Brown  [$700]; 25. 21X-Carson Macedo  [$700]; 26. 18S-Jason Solwold  [$700]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-32, David Gravel 33-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [+15]
Qualifying - 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.630; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.663; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.704; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.741; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.800; 6. 83JR-Tim Kaeding, 12.806; 7. 51-James McFadden, 12.871; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.879; 9. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.883; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.889; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 12.899; 12. 29-Willie Croft, 12.900; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.902; 14. 83-Kyle Hirst, 12.921; 15. 68-Chase Johnson, 12.929; 16. 21X-Carson Macedo, 12.951; 17. 18S-Jason Solwold, 12.963; 18. 88-Terry McCarl, 12.979; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.981; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.996; 21. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 13.027; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.030; 23. 20-Cory Eliason, 13.036; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 13.050; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.073; 26. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.086; 27. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.115; 28. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.129; 29. 17-Joey Saldana, 13.154; 30. 82-Kevin Thomas Jr, 13.158; 31. 3C-DJ Netto, 13.182; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.232; 33. 98-Sean Watts, 13.362; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.419; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.539; 36. 22-Cori Andrews, 13.725
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the Feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen ; 4. 4-Paul McMahan ; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto ; 6. 18S-Jason Solwold ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides ; 8. 17-Joey Saldana ; 9. 98-Sean Watts 
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the Feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet ; 2. 5-David Gravel ; 3. 83JR-Tim Kaeding ; 4. 83-Kyle Hirst ; 5. 88-Terry McCarl ; 6. 41-Jason Johnson ; 7. 82-Kevin Thomas Jr ; 8. 2X-Parker Price-Miller ; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp 
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the Feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart ; 2. 51-James McFadden ; 3. 21-Brian Brown ; 4. 68-Chase Johnson ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 6. O-Bud Kaeding ; 7. 3C-DJ Netto ; 8. 20-Cory Eliason ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson 
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the Feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 3. 21X-Carson Macedo ; 4. 29-Willie Croft ; 5. 19-Brent Marks ; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 8. 22-Cori Andrews ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser 
Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of Feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet ; 4. 5-David Gravel ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 6. 51-James McFadden ; 7. 24-Rico Abreu ; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart 
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the Feature) - 1. 18S-Jason Solwold  [-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi  [-]; 3. 3C-DJ Netto  [-]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding  [-]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides  [$300]; 6. 82-Kevin Thomas Jr  [$250]; 7. 20-Cory Eliason  [$225]; 8. 17-Joey Saldana  [$200]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson  [$200]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson  [$200]; 11. 98-Sean Watts  [$200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$200]; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp  [$200]; 14. 22-Cori Andrews  [$200]; 15. 2X-Parker Price-Miller  [$200]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$200]
Just a reminder to all RaceSaver 305 sprint car owner and drivers We are having a meeting to make sure there is enough support to keep this new transition of the 305 sprint divisions going. discuss the future of the series and get a feel of which direction we are headed. ideas and suggestions will be brought up to continue Race Saver sprint car racing in our area. It is very important that we have a good support group to keep this going into a positive direction, and have a successful 2017 season! If you're interested, it will be at my shop Palmco Motorsports 1270 Yardville-Allentown Rd. in Allentown New Jersey 08501. Sunday, November 6 at 1 PM.
JULY 26, 2016
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STEVIE SMITH CLAIMS THUNDER CUP AND FIRST GRANDVIEW WIN; HODNETT, HOWARD, AND VONDOHREN GRAB WINS IN 4 FEATURE SHOW TUESDAY NIGHT
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 26, 2016) – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Stevie Smith captured the 410 Sprint Car Thunder Cup trophy, the $5,000 top-prize, and his first career Grandview Speedway win this past Tuesday Night when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented the 2nd Annual 410 Sprint Thunder Cup event at the Berks County dirt track. The race night sponsor was Pioneer Pole Buildings.
Greg Hodnett picked up the win in the 410 Sprint car make-up feature event, rain halted from PA Sprint Car Speedway. Duane Howard claimed the 30 Lap, $3,000 NASCAR 358 Modfied main event while Craig VonDohren picked up the win in the 358 make-up feature event.
Kunkletown, PA’s Ryan Smith started on the pole of the 35 lap Thunder Cup main event setting a rapid pace and hitting lapped traffic by the fourth circuit. Smith aboard the Warko No. 94 swapped grooves dodging lapped cars with Stevie Smith in the second position. Stevie Smith – the veteran – made his move on the fourth circuit pulling outside the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ – but it was the younger Smith making a bold move dodging between lapped cars to hold on to the top spot.
A lap 10 red flag for Freddie Rahmer – who got upside down after contact with a lapped car – halted the action for the only time of the race.
During the red flag, Ryan Smith discovered an issue with the radiator hose on his No. 94 machine draining the water out of his sprint car, handing the lead over to ‘The Black Bandit’ Stevie Smith.
On the restart, Stevie Smith powered away while Tim Shaffer battled Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett for the second spot.
With Smith at the helm at the halfway point, all eyes were on Myerstown, PA’s Brent Marks moving forward from the 11th starting position into the fifth spot. Smith held a full straight-a-way lead while Shaffer, Hodnett, Dietrich and Marks battled for the runner-up position.
Dietrich would overtake the second spot and close on Smith through the later portion of the event but it was ‘The Black Bandit’ maintaining the lead and rolling under the checkered flag in first position. Danny Dietrich finished in second, Greg Hodnett in third, Tim Shaffer in fourth and Brent Marks in fifth.
Tim Shaffer set the Quick Time with a lap of 12.603, Qualifying Heat Races were won Lucas Wolfe, Alan Krimes and Davey Sammons.
Thomasville, PA’s Greg Hodnett claimed his ninth Thunder on the Hill victory dominating the final 20 laps of the rain-delayed 35 lap PA Speedweek feature event. Hodnett set a rapid pace from the get go, pulling away from the lead with Brent Marks in tow. Hodnett weaved in and out of heavy lapped traffic holding off Brent Marks – who was closing on the leader. Hodnett picked up the $5,000 winner’s share, Marks settled for second, Lucas Wolfe in third, Aaron Ott in fourth and Stevie Smith rounding out the top five finishers.
Duane Howard, of Oley, PA, led the Mike Petruska Racing No. 66 to victory in the 30 lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature event. Howard started on the front row with Brett Kressley and charged to the front from the opening green flag. Howard switched lanes from the middle to the top spot holding off Kressley’s No. 357 machine.
A lap 10 yellow for Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt slowed the field for the only caution of the evening.
On the restart, Howard held on to the top spot with Kressley in second, while a three-car battle for the third spot developed between Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk and Modified rookie Mike Lisowski – with Craig VonDohren getting the best of the war.
With Howard setting the pace, VonDohren charged around the outside of Kressley for the second position and set his sights on the leader, closing with five laps remaining.
Howard would go on to pick up the win, VonDohren settling for second, Modified rookie Brett Kressley in third aboard the Norm’s Save Station No. 357, Jeff Strunk in fourth and Mike Lisowski in fifth – in less than half a dozen Modified starts.
Modified Heat Races were won by Jeff Strunk and Rick Laubach.
Oley, PA’s Craig VonDohren launched from his second place starting spot in the 30 lap make-up feature event, setting a rapid pace early on with Duane Howard, Rick Laubach and Jeff Strunk right on his tail. A bold three-wide maneuver around Howard and Strunk moved Laubach into the second spot setting his sights on VonDohren. Howard would pull pitside a lap later. Laubach closed the gap on the 12th circuit pulling alongside the race leader before retiring just two laps later. Strunk inherited the second place position and challenged VonDohren for the lead with five laps remaing. VonDohren would claim the $3,000 top prize, Strunk would settle for second, Jimmy Horton in third, Brian Hirthler in fourth, and Brett Kressley in fifth.
The four feature show was completed by 10:30 PM, the track was groomed twice throughout the night to ensure optimal racing conditions.
Davey Sammons pulled off early in the make-up feature event, the team went to work changing the motor prior to the heat race – which Sammons claimed the win over Brent Marks and Stevie Smith. Sammons finished 9th in the A-Main.
Stevie Smith picked up his first ever Grandview Speedway victory – his father, Steve Smith Sr. won the first Thunder on the Hill event in August 1990.
410 Sprint Car Time Trials: 1. Tim Shaffer – 12.603 2. Danny Dietrich – 12. 620 3. Stevie Smith – 12.635 4. Ryan Smith – 12. 643 5. Greg Hodnett – 12. 661 6. Aaron Ott – 12.707 7. Billy Dietrich – 12. 720 8. TJ Stutts – 12.741 9. Brent Marks – 12.746 10. Lucas Wolfe – 12.788 11. Alan Krimes – 12.828 12. Davey Sammons – 12.847 13. Freddie Rahmer – 12.866 14. Ryan Taylor – 12.979 15. Brandon Rahmer – 13.006 16. Tyler Ross – 13.496 17. Joe Kata III – 13.560 18. Jevon Ahner – 13.743 19. Dave Carlberg – 13.743 20. Bobby Manzingo – 13.757 21. George Streaker, Jr. – 14.362
Heat 1 (8 Laps ) – 1. Lucas Wolfe 2. Billy Dietrich 3. Ryan Smith 4. Tim Shaffer 5. Freddie Rahmer 6. Tyler Ross
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Alan Krimes 2. Danny Dietrich 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Ryan Taylor 5. TJ Stutts 6. Bobby Manzingo
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Brent Marks 3. Stevie Smith 4. Aaron Ott 5. Brandon Rahmer 6. Jevon Ahner
Thunder Cup A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Stevie Smith 2. Danny Dietrich 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Tim Shaffer 5. Brent Marks 6. Lucas Wolfe 7. Alan Krimes 8. Aaron Ott 9. Davey Sammons 10. Ryan Taylor 11. Billy Dietrich 12. Tyler Ross 13. Brandon Rahmer 14. Joe Kata III 15. Jevon Ahner 16. George Streaker, Jr. 17. Bobby Manzingo 18. Ryan Smith 19. Freddie Rahmer 20. Dave Carlberg 21. TJ Stutts
Make-Up Feature (35 Laps) – 1. Greg Hodnett 2. Brent Marks 3. Lucas Wolfe 4. Aaron Ott 5. Stevie Smith 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Alan Krimes 8. TJ Stutts 9. Ryan Taylor 10. Tyler Ross 11. Freddie Rahmer 12. Billy Dietrich 13. Ryan Smith 14. Jevon Ahner 15. Brandon Rahmer 16. Joe Kata 17. Davey Sammons 18. Bryan Clauson 19. Doug Esh 20. Robbie Stillwaggon 21. Brock Zearfoss 22. Sean Zemunik 23. Dave Carlberg 24. Tim Shaffer
NASCAR 358 Modfieds
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Duane Howard 6. Danny Erb
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Colt Harris 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Ryan Watt 5. Brett Kressley 6. Brian Krummel
Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Brett Kressley 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Mike Lisowski 6. Jimmy Horton 7. Danny Erb 8. Ray Swinehart 9. John Willman 10. Brian Krummel 11. Colt Harris 12. Brian Hirthler 13. Chris Esposito 14. Ryan Watt
Make-Up Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Brian Hirthler 5. Brett Kressley 6. Ryan Watt 7. Chris Esposito 8. Ryan Grim 9. Colt Harris 10. Mike Lisowski 11. Steve Swinehart 12. Rick Laubach 13. Duane Howard 14. John Willman 15. Ray Swinehart
Thursday, August 18 7:30 PM PPB Night
All Star Circuit of Champions & TSRS Sprints
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Matt Sheppard Scores in Return to Williams Grove
Scores first full-points Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season
By Mandee Pauch
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - June 22, 2016 -Tim Fuller led early at Williams Grove Speedway on Wednesday night, but it was Matt Sheppard who battled to the lead and was dominant through much of the 100-lap Modified Mayhem at the Grove Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds feature.
In the series' first return to the track in a decade, Sheppard became the sixth different winner in six Super DIRTcar features run at the track since 1989. The defending series champion was able to lead the last 47 circuits to score the Modified Mayhem $5,000 top prize.
"The track started locking down a little bit there early. I just tried to ride it out and drive it nice and straight," explained Sheppard in victory lane. "The guys in front started to get slower in the long runs and we maintained. I think that's what won us the race tonight. Once we got up front I just wanted to hit my marks and take it easy."
Wednesday night marked the first full-points series win in the books for Sheppard and his new team. "It's definitely big for us. It's a special win. To put a place like Williams Grove on our resume, it really means a lot."
Once the green flag dropped for the feature, Fuller rocketed out to an early lead as third place starter, Matt Sheppard, put early pressure on second place runner, Ryan Watt.
As Fuller pulled away, it was Danny Johnson who was making moves through the back of the pack. Johnson advanced from his 17th starting spot and was up to seventh place by lap 26. Bad luck plagued Johnson on lap 37 though as he pulled to the pits due to brake line problems.
Sheppard was able to advance to second place by lap 33 and was able to show speed as he was closing the gap fast on Fuller.
At the halfway mark the top grid showed Fuller, Sheppard, Watt, Dave Blaney, and Billy Decker as the top five. Sheppard battled to the lead after diving underneath Fuller coming out of turn four.
By lap 76, Blaney, who started eighth, moved into the second position. Blaney was slowly closing in on Sheppard but Sheppard was able to pull away as the track was getting faster.
"These guys have a great team. The whole team is strong and gave me a good car to run tonight," said Blaney about his podium finish. "My car was good and I got fortunate to finish second."
Sheppard once again drove off; taking his first full-points series win of the season. Second went to Blaney, followed by Fuller, Wight, and Decker. Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Stewart Friesen, Frank Cozze, Mike Mahaney, Brett Hearn, and Keith Flach.
Friesen was able to come from the rear of the field after an early pit stop on lap seven to finish in fourth with Mike Mahaney advancing late as well to finish eighth from 18th.
Thirty-three Big-Block Modifieds attempted to qualify for the Modified Mayhem race. Thirty cars started the field. Nine cautions were brought out during the feature. Watt, outside pole-sitter, slowed down with a left front flat while running in the top five. Sheppard scored his 36th-career win and first ever win at Williams Grove.
The Big-Block Modifieds return to action this Sunday, June 26, at Cornwall Motor Speedway, the 1/4 mile high-banked oval.
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Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; June 22, 2016; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.
A-Main (100 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 2. 18b-Dave Blaney; 3. 19-Tim Fuller; 4. 99L-Larry Wight; 5. 91-Billy Decker; 6. 44-Stewart Friesen; 7. 35-Frank Cozze; 8. 88m-Mike Mahaney; 9. 20-Brett Hearn; 10. 43-Keith Flach; 11. Xp-Chad Phelps; 12. 32c-Vic Coffey; 13. 18H-Peter Britten; 14. 6H-Max McLaughlin; 15. 33-Ryan Arbithnot; 16. 66-Duane Howard; 17. 42p-Pat Ward; 18. 14w-Ryan Watt; 19. 21-Yan Bussiere; 20. 25R-Erick Rudolph; 21. 98H-Jimmy Phelps; 22. 13-Rick Regalski Jr.; 23. 27J-Danny Johnson; 24. 1-Tyler Dippel; 25. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 26. 28p-Eldon Payne; 27. T3-Tom Sheetz; 28. 51m-Dominick Buffalino; 29. 43H-Jimmy Horton; 30. 27R-Mat Williamson
Last Chance Showdown 1 (10-laps - Top 6 Finishers Transfer) - 1. 66-Duane Howard; 2. 32c-Vic Coffey; 3. 43H-Jimmy Horton; 4. Xp-Chad Phelps; 5. 6H-Max McLaughlin; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 7. 51m-Dominick Buffalino; 8. 13-Rick Regalski Jr.; 9. 28p-Eldon Payne; 10. 48T-Dave Rauscher; 11. 66m-J.R. McGinley
Heat 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 20-Brett Hearn; 2. 99L-Larry Wight; 3. 91-Billy Decker; 4. 42p-Pat Ward; 5. 27J-Danny Johnson; 6. 66-Duane Howard; 7. 32c-Vic Coffey; 8. 51m-Dominick Buffalino; 9. 6m-Mat Williamson
Heat 2 (8 Laps) - 1. 44-Stewart Friesen; 2. 19-Tim Fuller; 3. 18b-Dave Blaney; 4. 21-Yan Bussiere; 5. 88m-Mike Mahaney; 6. 43H-Jimmy Horton; 7. 6H-Max McLaughlin
Heat 3 (8 Laps) - 1. 35-Frank Cozze; 2. 43-Keith Flach; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps; 4. 1-Tyler Dippel; 5. 33-Ryan Arbithnot; 6. Xp-Chad Phelps; 7. 66m-J.R. McGinley; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta
Heat 4 (8 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 2. 18H-Peter Britten; 3. 14w-Ryan Watt; 4. T3-Tom Sheetz; 5. 25R-Erick Rudolph; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher; 7. 28p-Eldon Payne; 8. 13-Rick Regalski Jr.
Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 20.893; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 20.894; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 20.985; 4. 6m-Mat Williamson, 21.124; 5. 42p-Pat Ward, 21.232; 6. 27J-Danny Johnson, 21.387; 7. 51m-Dominick Buffalino, 21.482; 8. 32c-Vic Coffey, 21.635; 9. 66-Duane Howard, 21.644
Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 44-Stewart Friesen, 20.998; 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 21.226; 3. 18b-Dave Blaney, 21.254; 4. 21-Yan Bussiere, 21.362; 5. 43H-Jimmy Horton, 21.605; 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 21.638; 7. 6H-Max McLaughlin, 21.768; 8. 7-Mark Flick, 22.422
Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 21.282; 2. 43-Keith Flach, 21.454; 3. 35-Frank Cozze, 21.507; 4. 1-Tyler Dippel, 21.557; 5. Xp-Chad Phelps, 21.687; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 21.931; 7. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 22.099; 8. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 22.482
Qualifying Group 4 - 1. 18H-Peter Britten, 21.508; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 21.522; 3. 14w-Ryan Watt, 21.752; 4. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 21.845; 5. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 22.397; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 22.536; 7. 28p-Eldon Payne, 22.789; 8. T3-Tommy Sheetz, NT; 9. X-Ed Kitchell, NT
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Chevy Performance Parts and NAPA Auto Parts; in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ASI Race Wear, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mike's Racing Heads, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD, Mobil 1, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.
Lucrative $10,000-To-Win ‘Dirty Jersey 4’ Coming To New Egypt Speedway Tuesday, June 14; Short Track Super Series Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars & Crate 602 Sportsman Tripleheader
NEW EGYPT, NJ – The richest event of the 2016 season on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP hits the track on Tuesday, June 14.
The ‘Dirty Jersey 4’ is slated for New Egypt Speedway, with big-block/small-block Modifieds racing 40 laps for a mammoth $10,000 winner’s share. The event serves as Round No. 5 of the STSS Velocita South Region which got underway in March.
Also on the program are the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars and Crate 602 Sportsman. A rain date of Wednesday, June 15 is in place if needed.
The ‘Dirty Jersey’ event is extremely lucrative for competitors, with $10,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th-place and $400 to take the green. There is additional lap money, product awards, contingency bonuses and more, as well.
A welcoming rules package will allow for various engine combinations to take part in the program.
Spec head small-blocks, with Grandview/Big Diamond/New Egypt seals ONLY, weigh 2,275 lbs. (gasoline) or 2,350 lbs. (methanol) and may utilize sail panels. All other combinations (open small-block – 2,400 lbs., big-block – 2,500 lbs. and “Delaware big-block – 2,600 lbs.) will be outfitted with standard windows.
Tires permitted are American Racer 33 or harder (fronts), 44 or harder (left-rear) and 48 or harder (right-rear).
Entering the ‘Dirty Jersey’ at NES, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads the Velocita South Region standings. Friesen, the most recent winner at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., holds a 52-point edge over defending series champion Ryan Watt (353-301). New Yorker Anthony Perrego, Pennsylvania’s Craig Von Dohren and Delaware driver Jordan Watson complete the front five in the standings.
The $8,500 STSS South championship and ensuing top-10 will be decided at the series finale in late August at Georgetown, Del.
Wurtsboro, N.Y., driver Danny Creeden is the defending ‘Dirty Jersey’ winner. Other past victors include Matt Sheppard (2014) and Rick Laubach (2013).
Crate 602 Sportsman will have the top-18 positions locked in via timed hot laps. The remainder of the field will be set with a B-Main. A 20-lap feature will pay $750 to win and $75 to take the green flag.
URC Sprint Cars will qualify via heat races and take part in the ‘Turnpike 25’ main event.
Complete times, rules and general information can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/new-egypt-speedway-dirty-jersey-4-rules-prices-general-information/
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.
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Donny Schatz Wins Wild One for #TeamOutlaws
Claims ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season
KNOXVILLE, Iowa - June 11, 2016 - Wrecked cars and flared tempers could not hold back reigning World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway as he barely avoided an early multi-car crash and battled past Jamie Veal to score his ninth series win of the season during the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom.
Schatz, who started fifth, battled Shane Stewart early for fourth. After a crash on lap five caught up several of the front runners, Schatz restarted in third and then fought his way around second place Ian Madsen. As Veal worked his way through traffic, Schatz closed the distance, then commenced to battle Veal, side-by-side, lap-after-lap for the lead. Veal held tough but Schatz got around off of turn four with just three laps remaining to take the top spot.
"This place has been very, very good to me," Schatz said. "I've been very blessed to not get hurt here and have the success I've had. This team is incredible. We can always go back to the same old setup but it's kind of fun to try new things and try to get better. We keep playing around and we make a lot of gains and we make a lot of steps backwards but the racecar just kept getting better and better as the race went on."
The win is Schatz's 24th career 410 win at Knoxville. The reigning and nine-time Knoxville Nationals champion is 11th on the all-time wins list at the track.
Brad Sweet kicked off the night, scoring his fifth quick time award of the season. Sweet, Schatz, Danny Lasoski and Shane Stewart all picked up Heat race wins, while Veal battled past Ian Madsen to take the Dash win and the pole for the night's feature.
On the green flag, Veal, a native of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, who has just come off a red-hot sprint car season in Australia including a World Series Sprintcar championship, jumped out to an early and commanding lead over Ian Maden and Brian Brown. Schatz battled Stewart in fourth. The first caution flew on lap five as the top wing sideboard on Tasker Phillips came off in turn three.
On the restart, Madsen, in third moved down the track going into turn one, caught the right front tire of Stewart which sent Stewart into Brown and set off a multi-car crash that collected as many as 10 cars. Schatz barely made it through. Among the most heavily damaged were Brown, Stewart, Greg Wilson, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Craig Dollansky, Scott Bogucki and Davey Heskin. After a long red flag, racing resumed with four fewer cars on track.
Veal again jumped out to a strong lead as Schatz worked to get around Madsen for second. Madsen held the position after a two lap battle. Schatz though wasn't done as he got side-by-side with Madsen on lap 15 and eventually took over the position as the two drivers dove into turn three.
Schatz quickly caught Veal as he worked his way through traffic. With seven laps remaining, Schatz nearly got around Veal but Veal held the top spot and shifted his line to the bottom of the track. The position was short-lived though as Schatz's relentless pursuit paid off. As the two worked to complete lap 22, Schatz got the better of Veal off of turn four and took over the lead.
Veal, meanwhile, slipped back, giving second to Lasoski, who was charging forward and third to David Gravel.
As the Knoxville crowd booed, Schatz climbed from his No. 15 Bad Boy Off-Road J&J victorious.
"At the end of the race things changed a lot," Schatz said. "The track started moving around. The top of three and four was really good but you could even get through the middle. (The track) threw some crumbs up from time-to-time, so you just had to be cautious and not hit it too hard. I did it a few times.
"I'm pretty fortunate to be standing up here next to the Hall of Fame flagman (Doug Clark). I wanted to stand next to him last night but tonight's the night."
For Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion and all-time wins leader at Knoxville, the second place finish was part good luck, part experience.
"I want to thank (crew chief) Guy Forbrook for this thing," Lasoski said. "We've been struggling the last month, month and a half and he's definitely got it better and better. I hate to see what happened on that crash, it took a couple of good competitors out. I don't know how we would have stacked up then."
With three wins so far on the season, David Gravel and his No. 5 Big Game Treestands, CJB Motorsports team continue to build on momentum as the series heads into the crucial summer months.
"We didn't qualify like we wanted to but got through the heat race and got really lucky to get through that crash," Gravel said. "Obviously, a lot of guys wrecked. A little luck. We were sixth after the crash and we had a really good restart and got up to third but then fell back a little bit. We actually had a really good car. Took a couple of corners a little different and maybe we could have been second or maybe win the race. I'm really happy, we made improvements over last night, we finished fifth, and we're looking forward to coming back here (for the Knoxville Nationals)."
The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Granite-City-Speedway.
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Knoxville Raceway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz claimed his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season. His last win came at Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8… Tonight's win was the 24th career win for Schatz at Knoxville. He is the reigning and nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion… Paul McMahan became the second driver of the season to take a provisional. He was also the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 14 positions to finish in 11th.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Greg Wilson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Super Flow ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Jamie Veal; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Knoxville Raceway; Knoxville, Iowa; June 11, 2016.
A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz  [$10,000]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski  [$5,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel  [$3,000]; 4. 71-Jamie Veal  [$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$2,200]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart  [$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$1,800]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson  [$1,600]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell  [$1,450]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan  [$600]; 12. 56N-David Heskin  [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$1,000]; 15. 82-Dusty Zomer  [$950]; 16. 7W-Tasker Phillips  [$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen  [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides  [$750]; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell  [$725]; 20. 20-A.J. Moeller  [$700]; 21. 21-Brian Brown  [$700]; 22. 83-Joey Saldana  [$700]; 23. 2KS-Craig Dollansky  [$700]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson  [$700]; 25. 84-Scott Bogucki  [$700]. Lap Leaders: Jamie Veal 1-21, Donny Schatz 22-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Paul McMahan [+14].
Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.218; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 15.220; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.335; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.372; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 15.415; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.422; 7. 56N-David Heskin, 15.429; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.446; 9. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.510; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.533; 11. 71-Jamie Veal, 15.540; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.584; 13. 20-A.J. Moeller, 15.594; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.631; 15. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.638; 16. 5-David Gravel, 15.650; 17. 84-Scott Bogucki, 15.656; 18. 2KS-Craig Dollansky, 15.669; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.725; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.731; 21. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 15.738; 22. 82-Dusty Zomer, 15.742; 23. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.751; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 15.777; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.795; 26. 7D-Dustin Selvage, 15.834; 27. 44-Chris Martin, 15.868; 28. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.922; 29. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 16.020; 30. 1B-Jake Bubak, 16.032; 31. 19-Bobby Weuve, 16.189; 32. 10-Dakota Hendrickson, 16.192; 33. 35-Kevin Hetrick, 16.551; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 16.566
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet ; 2. 21-Brian Brown ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana ; 4. 20-A.J. Moeller ; 5. 7W-Tasker Phillips ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi ; 7. 84-Scott Bogucki ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson ; 9. 35-Kevin Hetrick 
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides ; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 5. 2KS-Craig Dollansky ; 6. 7D-Dustin Selvage ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 8. 1B-Jake Bubak ; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp 
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal ; 3. 56N-David Heskin ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson ; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell ; 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell ; 7. 44-Chris Martin ; 8. 19-Bobby Weuve 
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen ; 3. 5-David Gravel ; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 6. 7-Paul McMahan ; 7. 49J-Josh Schneiderman ; 8. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 
Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 71-Jamie Veal ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen ; 3. 21-Brian Brown ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz ; 6. 49-Brad Sweet ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides ; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski 
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell ; 3. 84-Scott Bogucki ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson ; 5. 44-Chris Martin ; 6. 7D-Dustin Selvage ; 7. 1B-Jake Bubak ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi ; 9. 49J-Josh Schneiderman ; 10. 7-Paul McMahan ; 11. 10-Dakota Hendrickson ; 12. 35-Kevin Hetrick ; 13. 19-Bobby Weuve ; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp 
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS
Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop Joins 9th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show
As the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to inch closer to the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 6th and run through March 12th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. The upcoming show is continuing to sign on sponsors to help 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 has continued 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 upstarts 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 as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. 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.
New for the 2016 show will be one evening (Monday) dedicated to Drag Racing. Straight Line fever fans are in for a real treat as drag racing enthusiasts are assisting in contacting drivers who currently compete at the Island Dragway, Englishtown and Atco and the forgotten drag strips of Harmony and Mountain View and Flemington. Good stories are sure to abound when the rubber burning racers arrive in Phillipsburg. Dedicated Drag Racer Alex Cortezzo and his business, Alex's Tire, has signed on to sponsor the Monday night endeavor, March 7th. Alex has a full stable of drag racing cars and will bring out his vintage 1963 Max-Wedge Dodge for the show. In a recent development, Alex has added his matching blue Wedge Dodge to the show.
Alex's Tire is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown, Pennsylvania and offers a full compliment of Firestone and Bridgestone passenger and truck tire sales and service. He also offers a full automotive center with alignments, state inspections and mechanical repairs. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 Am until 5 Pm and Saturday from 9 until noon. The phone number to reach them is: 610-759-8743. One can check out their website at: www.alexstire.com
Building on to the great reputation of Alex's Tire, Alex purchased all of the assets of Breidinger's Speed Shop within the past year and has relocated the speed shop to Alex's Tire. Offering a complete array of speed and dress-up applications for passenger cars and trucks, Alex encourages everyone to stop in and browse through their extensive inventory for ideas on how to trick your hot rod or truck.
Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important and additional role in this year's edition of the show with demonstrations of their great race car. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains a strong supporter of the show and can be reached at: 908-859-1811, or at their website: www.ircocu.com
All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Dorney Park, 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 or racing exploits.
Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com
The show is open to all divisions of racing 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 Ninth 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. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.
Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2016 Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds demonstration
Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl “Fuzzy” Van Horn and saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways
Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)-Persa Auto Repair presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.
Monday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony and Mountain View Dragway
Tuesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM)- Adam’s Used Auto Parts presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs
Wednesday- March 9 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway
Thursday- March 10- (6:30)- Searock Speed and Fabrications presents New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds
Friday - March 11 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – R&F International Muffler and Penn Jersey Supermarkets presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider
Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive/Dean Autosports/Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions
Saturday - March 12 - (1:00) –-Vogel Designs presents Special Tribute to Stan “The Man” Ploski, Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -
*Schedule subject to change