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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.

Dirty Jersey 4

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.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The 2016 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita

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12

Schatz Wins Wild One at Knoxville

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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.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

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 [5] [$10,000]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [8] [$5,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel [12] [$3,000]; 4. 71-Jamie Veal [1] [$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [16] [$2,200]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14] [$1,800]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [15] [$1,600]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [22] [$1,450]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [25] [$600]; 12. 56N-David Heskin [11] [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [21] [$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [20] [$1,000]; 15. 82-Dusty Zomer [10] [$950]; 16. 7W-Tasker Phillips [17] [$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [2] [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$750]; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell [19] [$725]; 20. 20-A.J. Moeller [13] [$700]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [3] [$700]; 22. 83-Joey Saldana [9] [$700]; 23. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [18] [$700]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [24] [$700]; 25. 84-Scott Bogucki [23] [$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 [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 20-A.J. Moeller [4]; 5. 7W-Tasker Phillips [8]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 7. 84-Scott Bogucki [5]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 9. 35-Kevin Hetrick [9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [5]; 6. 7D-Dustin Selvage [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. 1B-Jake Bubak [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 71-Jamie Veal [3]; 3. 56N-David Heskin [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell [6]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [7]; 8. 19-Bobby Weuve [8]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [6]; 8. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [8]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 71-Jamie Veal [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski [7]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [4]; 3. 84-Scott Bogucki [2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 5. 44-Chris Martin [8]; 6. 7D-Dustin Selvage [7]; 7. 1B-Jake Bubak [10]; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 9. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [5]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan [9]; 11. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [12]; 12. 35-Kevin Hetrick [13]; 13. 19-Bobby Weuve [11]; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp [14]

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

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NEWS FROM: Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show

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ERIN MOODY CROWNED MS. MOTORSPORTS SATURDAY AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW PRESENTED BY INSINGER SUNOCO; TIM HOGUE RECEIVES JOE PRATT MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE; SHOW CONTINUES ON SUNDAY

OAKS, PA January 24, 2016 . . . Erin Moody, 29, of Etters, Pa., is the new Ms. Motorsports. She was crowned Saturday on day two of the three day PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Presented By Insinger Sunoco.

“I kind of thought it might be my year,” Erin admitted, particularly after having been recognized by judges for having aced the Interview portion of the competition. “I just wanted to have fun in the competition, be myself.”

Erin holds a doctorate in physical therapy, earned from Arcadia University after earning her undergraduate degrees in biology and health services from Shippensburg University.

Her reign as Motorsports begins Sunday on the final day of the three day Show and will continue January 29-30 at NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor auto races.

Her prizes included $1,500 in cash, a poster opportunity and a Ms. Motorsports jacket.

Tim Hogue, Motorsports Show Manager, was recognized by the Sammons family for his consistent pursuit of excellence, conveyed by his receiving the Joe Pratt Memorial Award. Hogue succeeded Pratt as the Show Manager of the Motorsports Show after Pratt passed away. He is advertising manager of Area Auto Racing News.

The Sammons family annually makes the Pratt award presentation at the Motorsports Show.

Jordan Lynch was named pageant First Runner-up in the Ms. Motorsports competition. She will serve as Ms. Area Auto Racing News and, if Erin is unable to serve in her role, would succeed her as Ms. Motorsports. She earned $500. Kaitlyn Puccio was second runner-up, earning $250.

Other pageant award winners were Nicole Flood, Ms. Congeniality; Dylanne Hodge, Most Photogenic; Jordan Lynch, Swimsuit Fans Choice and Swimsuit Judges Choice; and Kaitlyn Puccio, Sportswear.

Despite weather issues, the Show opened on schedule at 11:00 AM. A robust gathering of former Syracuse Super DIRT Week winners was on hand to sign a commemorative poster. Area Auto Racing News’ Winningest Drivers, the top performers from the 2015 season, signed a specially commissioned color poster for fans in attendance.

The third and last day of PPB Motorsports starts at 11:00 AM Sunday, January 24. The show site, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, offers a large cleared area for free parking. More than 200 race vehicles are on display along with 600 exhibit booths, a variety of displays and many speedways and organizations offering news of the 2016 season. The show ends its run at 4:00 Sunday afternoon.

For a show schedule check in at www.aarn.com.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 24, 2015 – OPEN MODIFIEDS on the quarter mile plus 270 & Wingless 600 Micros & Four Cylinder Enduros, starting time 8pm

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – REGULAR POINT SEASON OPENER – $1 DOG NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, 6pm

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – CAMERA & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies plus TSRS 305 Sprints, starting time 6:00pm

Sunday, May 3, 2015 – POKER SERIES #1 – 270 & Wingless 600 Micros, Four Cylinders, Slingshots & Stage-1 Modifieds, starting time 5:30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT RACING RETURNS TO THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

After three weeks of special Sunday shows, Saturday night racing returns to the Bridgeport 5/8 mile speedway as the championship point season gets underway on Dollar Dog night as the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Stewart Stainless Outlaw Stocks and D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies take to the track for a full night of racing.

The new clay surface has provided a lot of close, exciting racing during the early weeks of the racing season and conditions only promise to get even better with the later race starts of the Saturday night schedule.

The 2015 Bridgeport Championships will be up for grabs as the point season gets underway. Former champions, Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach and Wade Hendrickson will be looking to add another crown to their collection while drivers like Richie Pratt, Jr., Dominic Buffalino, Sam Martz, Jesse Hill, Ron Roberts and Tommy Beamer will be looking for their first ever titles.

The Crate/Sportsman championship will be up for grabs this season with CJ Jones, Bobby Lilick, Kris Lilick, Kevin Belmont and Scott Hulmes among the drivers seeking their first Bridgeport Championship.

After contending for the Outlaw Stock Championship right down to the wire last season, Jeramy Doerr has exerted himself as the man to beat with his dominant performance so far this season but 2014 Champion, Jim Avery, Tom Wills, Jr., Jack Beaumont and the rest of the field will have a lot to say about that on race night.

A new class of Rookies takes to the track for their eight lap feature event as they gain more and more seat time and experience as the weeks go by.

Saturday night race time is 6pm. Fan Fest will precede the night’s racing action, giving race fans the opportunity to meet some of their favorite drivers at the entrance to the speedway. The Bridgeport Speedway mascot, the Bridgeport Bandit will be on hand and offers his Bandit Bus for fans to tour the pit area throughout the course of the evening. There’s plenty to do for the whole family at the Bridgeport Speedway.

The mighty Modifieds will take to the quarter mile track on Friday night as the first of five Open Modified shows lead up to the Romp in the Swamp event on September 26. The Modifieds on the quarter mile are always a popular feature. The 270cc and 600cc Micro Sprints and 4 cylinder Enduro cars will also compete with racing getting underway at 8pm.

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Bridgeport Friday Night Points Opener To Host Practices on Both 1/4 & 5/8

Bridgeport, NJ – This coming Friday, April 17 will be the season opener on the quarter-mile with the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders starting their quest for a 2015 championship. Joining the ‘regular’ Friday night program will the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprints on the 5/8 mile track. Gates open at 5:30 with the first green flag waiving at 8pm.

Both tracks will be having ‘open’ practice sessions throughout the evening for those wishing to shake down their cars for Bridgeport’s upcoming events. With the highly anticipated 811 Dig Safe Series for the ‘Open Mods’ kicking off next Friday, April 24, the competitors have expressed interest in obtaining a little track time before next week’s first race. The practice is also open to any 600 xcel mods, ARDC midgets, slingshots or additional divisions. The 5/8 mile practice is open for any divisions wishing to dial in their car before their weekend races take place. The 5/8 mile cars will practice around 8:45pm with the 1/4 mile practices taking place after the 1/4 mile races have been completed.

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