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  1. 7-time champ needs our prayers

    Praying for Jimmy and all who have contracted this virus.
  2. Bayley Currey notched a 16th-place finish while Cory Roper crossed the line in the 25th spot. Austin Wayne Self was involved in a couple of early-race incidents and finished 38th.
  3. TSTRS cancels July 4th event

    One of these days Gina and TSTRS will catch a break.... Hopefully, soon!

    Between Rusty and Mickey McKim, there's enough parts for sale cheap to keep several race cars running into the next century! Thanks for posting them here, Rusty!
  5. has nay one noticed

    Typo?? Typo? What typo? I don't see no stinking Tipo.
  6. Guest Star KEN SCHRADER Joins Red River Modified Tour Finale at BOYD RACEWAY – Sunday July 5th Boyd, TX (6/24/20) - Racing fans are in for a real treat Sunday July 5th at 8:30pm when NASCAR and ARCA veteran driver Ken Schrader will be piloting his Hunt Brothers Pizza and HendrickCars.com IMCA Modified in the Lone Star Super Gas Inc. Red River Modified Tour presented by Smiley's Racing Products finale at Boyd Raceway. NASCAR and ARCA accolades aside, Schrader is hardly a stranger to dirt. He has several decades of experience and success in Midgets, Sprint Cars, Modifieds and Late Models…and he’s very exciting to watch on track. His latest feature victory came in a dirt modified – a scant three weeks ago. On the other end of his career spectrum, his first dirt track victory came 49 years ago – which is an incredible feat. Visit www.SchraderRacing.com for a ton of more information about Ken Schrader. Don’t miss your chance to watch Ken Schrader electrify the crowd at Boyd Raceway on Sunday, July 5th at Boyd Raceway! The Red River Modified Tour treks across five IMCA tracks in this region, and the Boyd leg is the finale – with the series champion pocketing a cool $5,000! Click www.RedRiverModTour.com to check out all the event dates. Drivers can also register their IMCA Modifieds for the tour (free) at the same link. Joining the IMCA Modifieds at Boyd Raceway on Sunday July 5th will be the IMCA SportMods (paying $500/win) and the IMCA Sport Compacts (paying $200/win). Rounding out the 4-division racing card will be the Boyd Factory Stocks ($400/win). For the drivers in the SportMods, Sport Compacts and Factory Stocks: lineups will be a draw/redraw format. The gates open Sunday July 5th at 6pm with racing at 8:30pm. Adult G.A. tickets to this major event are just $15 (ages 12-64)! Kids are $6 (ages 6-11), with Seniors/Military $12. Kids under 6 are free with adult admittance. Pit passes for all ages are $35 on July 5. Boyd Raceway is an exciting ¼ mile dirt oval track, located at 376 Raceway Ln, Boyd, TX 76023 (for a mental visual, roughly 20 miles west of Texas Motor Speedway). Click www.BoydRaceway.com for more track information, and if you’d like to interact with Boyd Raceway fans, racers and officials, visit @BoydRaceway on Facebook. Don’t miss this electrifying night of dirt track racing featuring one of the most popular dirt track veteran drivers of all time, when Ken Schrader takes on the rough-and-tumble teams of the Red River Modified tour at Boyd Raceway on Sunday July 5th at 8:30pm.
  7. I-37 Speedway updates 6/20/20

    Seems odd to see Greg's name at the bottom of the results.
  8. AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self look to master Tricky Triangle LONG POND, Pa.: On the heels of their season-best performance at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway two weeks ago, AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self travel to Pocono (Pa.) Raceway for Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Organics 150 eager to earn their first top-10 finish of the season. Another race weekend without practice and qualifying forced a 31st place starting-position at Homestead, but hard work by Self and crew chief Eddie Troconis kept the team moving forward and onto a solid 16th place finish at the 1.5-mile speedway. “Homestead was a good race for us,” recalled Self. “We didn’t have a good starting position, but we were really mindful of our changes as the track transitioned and Eddie did a good job getting the truck to its best at the end of the race and gave us a finish that I’m really excited to build on.” Moving ahead to Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangle, Self describes the track dubbed as the “Tricky Triangle” as one of the most unique tracks on the circuit, but one he enjoys competing at. Self, 24, will make his fifth NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series start this weekend and looks to capitalize on three straight top-18 finishes. He also has five ARCA Menards Series starts at the Long Pond, Pa. track, including three top-10 finishes – including an ARCA track best of sixth last July. “Pocono is one of those places that keeps you on your toes, but I enjoy racing there. The frontstretch is so massive that it provides some great racing, especially if you can get a run off Turn 3. “The tunnel turn is treacherous too, but that’s what makes hitting your marks so crucial too. While I won’t be in the ARCA car this weekend, our focus with the truck is to go out there and see if we can maybe use strategy to get some stage points and grab our first top-10 of the year.” With just 60 laps to get business down on Saturday, Self said once the green flag drops, it’s go-time. “60 laps will go by in a hurry,” sounded Self. “It’s one of the quickest races of the year and while strategy is also important at a place like Pocono, you have to be willing to take gambles too, especially maybe at that first stage to make sure track position is on your side for the rest of the race. I’m looking forward to getting back up there.” Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the sixth race of the year. In 89 NGROTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.2 during his five years of competition. The Austin, Texas native is nestled 18th in the championship standings with 18 races remaining. For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. The Pocono Organics 150 (60 laps| 150 miles) is the sixth of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 12:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern). About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  9. Reutzel Lands First Knoxville Win after Pair of Thunder Through the Plains Scores – Takes All Star Points Lead into Set of Events by Lonnie Wheatley KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 24, 2020) – A frenetic month of June continues for Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team with a set of All Star Circuit of Champions events this week. Running his season win total to eight with three more triumphs in recent action, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team take the series points lead into the Wednesday night’s card at central Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway and then on to Bulls Gap, Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. Reutzel goes into this weekend’s action fresh off his first career win at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. The Knoxville triumph came after a pair of wins during the recent “Thunder Through the Plains” series of All Star events. “It was the first weekly show I’ve ever run at Knoxville,” Reutzel says of the Saturday triumph. “We were just testing some things that we want to try for Nationals. Some of the things we wanted to try worked really well and some things didn’t work as well. “We learned a lot during the night.” After starting sixth in the 20-lap feature atop the famed half-mile oval, Reutzel needed just a handful of laps to race into the lead and checked out on the field to take the checkered flag by a healthy margin. The single-race weekend served as a breather for the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team after 11 consecutive days at a racetrack during the All Star Circuit of Champions “Thunder Through the Plains” of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana from June 4 to June 14. While three nights fell victim to inclement weather, Thunder Through the Plains proved fruitful for the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team with a handful of quick times along the way and wins at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway on June 5 and Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway on June 13 among a handful of top-fives and six top-tens in the eight-race set. Following a rainout in the opener, the week officially kicked off with Reutzel outdueling Kyle Larson in an instant classic at Red Dirt Raceway on Friday night, June 5. “This place is a blast to race on,” Reutzel said of the Red Dirt oval. “It was fun to race with Kyle like that, and you have to feel pretty good about it when you come out on top.” After a 12th-place showing at 81 Speedway two nights later, Reutel and Larson resumed their duel on Monday, June 8, at Lawton Speedway with Larson coming out on top and Reutzel settling for runner-up honors in the Fischer Body Shop machine. “I think I raced a little too conservatively this time and let one get away,” Reutzel said afterward. After racing 11th to post a fifth-place finish at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Reutzel went on a run of quick times over the last half of Thunder Through the Plains by establishing the qualifying standard over four consecutive nights at Ardmore’s Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX, Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway and Louisiana’s Chatham Speedway. After misfortune in the form of a cut left rear tire while running second at Ardmore and then lingering damage from an incident while passing for the lead in Dash action at Wichita Falls, Reutzel finally parlayed a quick-time into a dominant win at Lonestar Speedway. “I know everyone out here is working their tails off, but I can’t say enough about my guys,” Reutzel said in victory lane. “We should have won at least a couple more of these, but have just had things happen. My guys don’t give up and just keep working, it paid off tonight.” Reutzel finished off Thunder Through the Plains with a runner-up finish at Chatham, hounding eventual race-winner Dominic Sclezi over the closing laps but was unable to pull off the winning pass. “I hate to lose, but if we’re going to finish second I guess it’s okay to finish second to Dom,” Reutzel commented. Reutzel escaped the “Thunder Through the Plains” series of events with a 40-point advantage as he pursues a third consecutive series championship. “We had a good car every night out, we felt like we had a chance to win about every one of those races,” Reutzel comments. The grind through the Plains will be repeated very soon with the All Stars Ohio Sprint Speedweek including nine races over the course of ten days from July 3 to July 12. First however, the team takes aim at Port Royal Speedway and Volunteer Speedway this week. 2020 Quick Stats: 35 races, 8 wins, 19 top-fives, 25 top-tens. Quick Results: All Star Circuit of Champions “Thunder Through the Plains” June 5, Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK) – 1st in A Feature (Quick time in qualifying) June 7, 81 Speedway (Park City, KS) – 12th in A Feature June 8, Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK) – 2nd in A Feature June 10, Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) – 5th in A Feature June 11, Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, OK) – 9th in A Feature (Quick time in qualifying) June 12, Monarch Motor Speedway (Wichita Falls, TX) – 11th in A Feature (Quick time in qualifying) June 13, Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) – 1st in A Feature (Quick time in qualifying) June 14, Chatham Speedway (Chatham, LA) – 2nd in A Feature (Quick time in qualifying) Knoxville Raceway Weekly: June 20, Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) – 1st in A Feature Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway (PA) and Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) on Saturday and Sunday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  10. NASCAR bans Confederate flag at NASCAR events

    Insightful article from Fox Sports Insider: In today’s FOX Sports Insider: Tuesday brought a welcome development in this weekend’s NASCAR incident, yet all the support is still just as important ... we look back on how a collection of future and present NBA superstars in 2010 changed the league forever ... and we think we might have found the inspiration for the next “Air Bud.” Don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t matter now. Don’t let anyone tell you that Bubba Wallace’s cause, his plight, his courage and his resiliency somehow count for less. Don’t let anyone tell you that all those lump-in-the-throat moments that were produced by NASCAR’s Geico 500 race at Talladega on Monday aren’t worth as much as we thought, because they are. Tuesday afternoon brought a stunning twist to the turbulent saga that engulfed stock car racing last weekend and sent it on a wild ride since. Two days after a garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the Cup Series’ only Black full-time driver, the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that the item had been there since some time last year and that it was purely incidental that Wallace had been assigned that stall. No one had planted it there, like it appeared, with the intent to either make Wallace fear for his life or as a sick stroke of revenge for his resolute and impressive public calls to make NASCAR more inclusive. The truth matters, which is why a Wallace team member alerting NASCAR and NASCAR bringing in the FBI was the correct thing to do. NASCAR President Steve Phelps said that no other garage at Talladega had its pull rope fashioned like a noose, and that given the evidence, NASCAR would have handled the incident the same way: “To be clear, we would do this again,” he said. “Of the evidence that we had, it was clear that we needed to look into this.” It is right and just and something to be thankful for that the bottom of the matter was found and we now know more about what happened. However, the reaction from the NASCAR community still matters, too, even though it was in response to something that didn’t actually take place. When they believed one of their own had been wronged, NASCAR’s drivers and teams went to work in ways that warmed the soul and tested the tear ducts. Different things set off the emotions of different people. For some, the raw brotherhood and humanity that saw Wallace, fuel-empty in the most important race of his life, being pushed to the pits by rival Corey LaJoie was enough to bring out the goosebumps. Or the sight of Richard Petty, 82 years young, breaking his own self-imposed quarantine to show out in support of Wallace, his driver. Or, in one of the most extraordinary moments in the history of a sport that thrives on dizzying speed, the slow, somber, utterly united pre-race march down pit lane, as Wallace’s No. 43 Chevrolet was pushed and escorted by all of his competitors and their crews. Most likely, all of those things stirred the emotions, even for those with little interest in professional stock car racing. Bubba Wallace wasn’t crying, you were crying. Actually, Wallace was moved to tears, both by the backing of his competitors and in the moments after a contest where he led toward the latter stages before coming unstuck due to fuel issues. “It was the we’ve-got-your-back moment,” FOX Sports’ NASCAR Insider Bob Pockrass told me via text message. Pockrass was referring to the march before the start, but it could just as easily apply to the whole response to what was then believed to be a sickening act. Sadly, there were many cynics who reacted with glee to the FBI announcement, presumably the same types who tried to put forward a hoax theory about the noose, with the implication that Wallace planted it there himself. Yet while the haters couldn’t make Wallace lose his smile, the detractors couldn’t take the shine off NASCAR’s vital moment, either. “When you think about the images that took place, we have got to remind everybody that those images were real,” former driver and FOX Sports NASCAR analyst Regan Smith said on Race Hub. “That doesn’t change one bit what we saw in that front stretch. That is what this sport is.” Whether Wallace was indeed the target of a direct hate crime or not isn’t the issue here. The fact remains that in his time of need, at a time when he had every reason to believe he had been on the receiving end of racist terrorism, Wallace had a multitude of hands on his shoulder. “I don’t want it to be remembered as a terrible day or a bad day in NASCAR,” Wallace’s friend and race winner Ryan Blaney said afterwards. “I want it to be remembered as there was an incident and we all overcame it together and showed that we’re not going to take it anymore.” Wallace has spoken out recently, as he absolutely has the right to. Those who don’t want athletes to be activists still don’t get it, but they are fighting a losing battle. Many of the top athletes in this generation, from LeBron James to Patrick Mahomes, are starting to mirror the great athletes of the past, like Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Tommie Smith, who chose not to "stick to sports." These athletes believe sports is a part of American life as a whole, which in turn is intertwined with these larger social issues. And when they see a need to lift their voices, as Wallace and his sport did, they are no longer hesitating. Even as the drivers stood by Wallace on Monday, there were still Confederate flags flown defiantly outside Talladega, and a banner streamed from a plane overhead. Inside the speedway, the Associated Press interviewed a fan who thought the noose incident was “funny.” Humor takes many forms, but when a prank manifests into terrorism — for that was the information at the time — there is no room for laughter. Wallace has been a spokesman for change. Heck, he’s been a statesman for it, with measured tones, an understanding of history, and arguments that ask for decency, propriety and equality, nothing more. He has put forward the simple truth that Black lives do indeed matter and are worth campaigning for, and that the use of a flag representing slavery and oppression should not be welcomed in a sport that seeks inclusion. He has stood as a man in a unique position, and rallied others behind him in a way that shows his views are heard and felt and that he should not feel alone. He has prompted NASCAR and those who live within its reaches to actively turn their back on a difficult and uncomfortable history, and seek new beginnings. “I knew I should have won that damn race,” Wallace smiled after Monday’s race. Truth is, he did. Don’t let anyone tell you different.
  11. NASCAR bans Confederate flag at NASCAR events

    NASCAR racing is not, and probably never will be, an equal opportunity sport. The folks who decide who will be the next NASCAR stars are lawyers and marketing folks at big corporations. Period. NASCAR knows this and, frankly, deep down inside, we all know this. By posturing as being politically correct, NASCAR is simply protecting its lifeblood - money from large corporations who are playing the PC card big-time these days. That NASCAR acquiesed to the leftist agenda without much of a stuggle is somewhat surprising to me. But, as Reb always says, "What do I know?"
  12. TSTRS/NASCAR Season Opener @HMP

    Wish I were there, but I'm pleased that things went well at HMP.
  13. Austin Wayne Self 16th at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway | Baptist Health 200 Race Recap Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado Driver: Austin Wayne Self Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf). Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22). Start: 31st (Qualifying draw) Finish: 16th Running (134 | 134 laps completed) Driver Points Position: 18th (+4 positions) Owner Points Position: 24th (+4 positions) Austin Wayne Self Quote: “We found a little momentum at Homestead getting our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado dialed in, but we are looking for a lot more and we’ll keep moving forward. “The one-week break should be beneficial for us to review what we learned and hopefully we can apply it to Pocono and get our first top-10 of 2020. Can’t wait to get back in the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado truck again!” Next Up: Pocono 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Sat. Jun 27, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.
  14. Fans were also the winners at STS!!

    Great to read this very exiting report!