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  1. 2019 Nascar

    This is not an invitation to those who feel they been hurt by a local track or their officials to start bashing or listing their grievances. This site does its best to protect local tracks and Texas-based racing series and if any bashing should start in this tread, it will be promptly removed. Nick
  2. Davenport, Zeigler, and more honored at Lucas Championship gala INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 7, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2018 National Champion include: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by DirtonDirt.com ($10,000), Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs ($10,000), Midwest Sheet Metal Points Leader Spoiler Challenge ($1,000), Simpson Most Top Five Finishes ($500), Wrisco Industries Most Feature Wins ($1,000), and the Sunoco Race Fuels Race for Gas ($3,000). Davenport was humbled in front of a large group of his fellow drivers and supporters, thanking his crew, family, sponsors, car owners, friends, and more for believing in him and helping make this possible. "I've got to start by thanking my boy Blane because he cuts me no slack. If I run bad, he wants to know why," Davenport chuckled. "Thank you to Lance Landers for believing in me and giving me this opportunity," said Davenport. "Thanks to my partner, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Steve Martin; he's more than just a sponsor, he's a great friend. Thanks to the hardest working crew chief in the industry, Jason Durham. Since the day we put this team together, it's always been about this Championship." Davenport and the Lance Landers Motorsports team ended their season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with 9 wins, 28 top-fives, 38 top-ten performances and collecting a total of $403,948.79 in earnings. Davenport's Longhorn Chassis is powered by Cornett Racing Engines and receives sponsorship from: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Spartan Mowers, Valvoline, ASC Warranty, Penske Shocks, Mark Martin Automotive, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Sunoco Race Fuels. Mason Zeigler received the 2018 Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year presented by Hot Rod Processing award. The twenty-six-year-old finished twelfth in the overall Championship Standings during his first-ever year on a national tour. Zeigler completed his first season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series totaling 7 top-five finishes and 21 top-ten performances. In addition to his $10,000 in Rookie of the Year prize money, Zeigler received product certificates from: AR Bodies, Earnhardt Technologies Group, FAST Shafts, Keyser Manufacturing, Performance Bodies, QA1, and Wrisco Industries. "I can't say thank you enough to my dad and my entire family for supporting me and my dreams," exclaimed Zeigler. "I also could not do this without my crew, they sacrifice so much time away from their families to be on the road." Zeigler pilots the #25z Rocket Chassis, powered by Pro Power Racing Engines. He attributes his success to the support of his sponsors. "I have to say thank you to my great sponsors: Ohiopyle Vacation Rentals, JLE Industries, Arizona Sport Shirts, Dynamic Drivelines, Stone House Restaurant, VP Racing Fuels, MS Shock Therapy, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Keyser Manufacturing." Zeigler added: "It's been a long grueling season; I have so much more respect for everyone in this room than I did when I started. Thank you to everyone for a great season, we're looking forward to next year." Other awards presented included: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com: Jonathan Davenport ($10,000) Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs: Jonathan Davenport ($10,000) Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Year: Rocket Chassis ($1,000) COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year: Durham Racing Engines ($1,500) Allstar Performance Power Move of the Year: Earl Pearson Jr. ($500) Simpson Most Top Five Finishes: Jonathan Davenport ($500) Midwest Sheet Metal Point Leader Spoiler Challenge: Jonathan Davenport ($1,000) Eibach Springs Most Heat Race Wins: Josh Richards ($500) Miller Welders Most Fast Time Awards: Josh Richards ($500) Sunoco Race Fuels Show-Me 100 Bonus: Bobby Pierce ($2,500) Sunoco Race Fuels Race for Gas: Jonathan Davenport ($3,000) Wrisco Industries Most Feature Wins: Jonathan Davenport ($1,000) PFC Brakes Most Pole Awards: Josh Richards ($500) Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year: Jason Durham ($1,000) Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year: Tim McCreadie ($500) Mike Swims Award of Excellence: The King Family Lucas Oil Final Championship Standings: POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 8480 $403,948.79 2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 8195 $337,629.67 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 7885 $262,252.58 4 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 7850 $403,539.50 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 7720 $213,833.49 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 7645 $172,410.00 7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 7640 $255,702.90 8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 7520 $171,808.79 9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 6980 $124,147.00 10 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 6890 $140,337.95 11 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6750 $91,462.31 12 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 6610 $111,894.97 13 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 6480 $94,140.00 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5825 $123,825.00
  3. Davenport, Zeigler, and more honored at Lucas Championship gala INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 7, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2018 National Champion include: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by DirtonDirt.com ($10,000), Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs ($10,000), Midwest Sheet Metal Points Leader Spoiler Challenge ($1,000), Simpson Most Top Five Finishes ($500), Wrisco Industries Most Feature Wins ($1,000), and the Sunoco Race Fuels Race for Gas ($3,000). Davenport was humbled in front of a large group of his fellow drivers and supporters, thanking his crew, family, sponsors, car owners, friends, and more for believing in him and helping make this possible. "I've got to start by thanking my boy Blane because he cuts me no slack. If I run bad, he wants to know why," Davenport chuckled. "Thank you to Lance Landers for believing in me and giving me this opportunity," said Davenport. "Thanks to my partner, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Steve Martin; he's more than just a sponsor, he's a great friend. Thanks to the hardest working crew chief in the industry, Jason Durham. Since the day we put this team together, it's always been about this Championship." Davenport and the Lance Landers Motorsports team ended their season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with 9 wins, 28 top-fives, 38 top-ten performances and collecting a total of $403,948.79 in earnings. Davenport's Longhorn Chassis is powered by Cornett Racing Engines and receives sponsorship from: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Spartan Mowers, Valvoline, ASC Warranty, Penske Shocks, Mark Martin Automotive, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Sunoco Race Fuels. Mason Zeigler received the 2018 Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year presented by Hot Rod Processing award. The twenty-six-year-old finished twelfth in the overall Championship Standings during his first-ever year on a national tour. Zeigler completed his first season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series totaling 7 top-five finishes and 21 top-ten performances. In addition to his $10,000 in Rookie of the Year prize money, Zeigler received product certificates from: AR Bodies, Earnhardt Technologies Group, FAST Shafts, Keyser Manufacturing, Performance Bodies, QA1, and Wrisco Industries. "I can't say thank you enough to my dad and my entire family for supporting me and my dreams," exclaimed Zeigler. "I also could not do this without my crew, they sacrifice so much time away from their families to be on the road." Zeigler pilots the #25z Rocket Chassis, powered by Pro Power Racing Engines. He attributes his success to the support of his sponsors. "I have to say thank you to my great sponsors: Ohiopyle Vacation Rentals, JLE Industries, Arizona Sport Shirts, Dynamic Drivelines, Stone House Restaurant, VP Racing Fuels, MS Shock Therapy, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Keyser Manufacturing." Zeigler added: "It's been a long grueling season; I have so much more respect for everyone in this room than I did when I started. Thank you to everyone for a great season, we're looking forward to next year." Other awards presented included: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com: Jonathan Davenport ($10,000) Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs: Jonathan Davenport ($10,000) Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Year: Rocket Chassis ($1,000) COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year: Durham Racing Engines ($1,500) Allstar Performance Power Move of the Year: Earl Pearson Jr. ($500) Simpson Most Top Five Finishes: Jonathan Davenport ($500) Midwest Sheet Metal Point Leader Spoiler Challenge: Jonathan Davenport ($1,000) Eibach Springs Most Heat Race Wins: Josh Richards ($500) Miller Welders Most Fast Time Awards: Josh Richards ($500) Sunoco Race Fuels Show-Me 100 Bonus: Bobby Pierce ($2,500) Sunoco Race Fuels Race for Gas: Jonathan Davenport ($3,000) Wrisco Industries Most Feature Wins: Jonathan Davenport ($1,000) PFC Brakes Most Pole Awards: Josh Richards ($500) Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year: Jason Durham ($1,000) Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year: Tim McCreadie ($500) Mike Swims Award of Excellence: The King Family Lucas Oil Final Championship Standings: POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 8480 $403,948.79 2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 8195 $337,629.67 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 7885 $262,252.58 4 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 7850 $403,539.50 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 7720 $213,833.49 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 7645 $172,410.00 7 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 7640 $255,702.90 8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 7520 $171,808.79 9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 6980 $124,147.00 10 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 6890 $140,337.95 11 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 6750 $91,462.31 12 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 6610 $111,894.97 13 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 6480 $94,140.00 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 5825 $123,825.00
  4. 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Early Entry Deadline Is Friday, December 14 by Bryan Hulbert TULSA, Okla. (December 11, 2018) With the entry count nearing the 200 mark, the list of drivers chasing the coveted Golden Driller will jump considerably in the next week as the deadline for early entry is Friday, December 14, 2018. As of Monday night, the entry count is 182 with drivers from 143 municipalities, 28 states, and two countries. The Chili Bowl Rookie count is up to 23 with 25 of those entered having made the Saturday finale. Currently, $150 to enter, any team that enters after the December 14 deadline will pay $200. For those still needing to enter, the form can be downloaded at https://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453 and returned via Fax to (918) 836-5517, called in to (918) 838-3777, or mailed to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112. Entry forms must include a current W9 form as well. Download the form at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf Just like the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire all cars must run a Muffler. Inserts will not be allowed. All car number and letter combination must be legible from the scorers stand. While the races are scored electronically, the races are also hand-scored. The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 14-19, 2019 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Monday and Tuesday tickets are on sale with a small number of single seats (no pairs) for the six-day affair still available. Remaining seats are sold in four, five, or six-day packages. Reserved seats can be purchased by calling (918) 838-3777. Prices are as follows, and do not include Tax or Shipping: 4-Day (Wednesday-Saturday) $227 5-Day (Tuesday-Saturday) $282 6-Day (Monday-Saturday) $337 The Pit Pass is sold at the event and includes a General Admission pass good for seating on the backstretch. Pit Passes are $45/weekday and $60 on Saturday. For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com. Quick Notes: What: 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire When: January 14-19, 2019 Where: River Spirit Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114 Parking: January 12, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. (CT) Entry Information: Discounted Early Entry ($150): November 1, 2018 - December 14, 2018 Late Entry ($200): December 15, 2018 - January 18, 2019 Entry Blank: http://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453 Return Entries Via: Phone: (918) 838-3777 Fax: (918) 836-5517 Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 Entries will not be accepted via Social Media. Contact: Phone: (918) 838-3777 Fax: (918) 836-5517 Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 Chili Bowl Online: Website: http://www.chilibowl.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals Twitter: (@cbnationals) Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2019 Instagram: cbnationals Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions: Year - Driver (Owner) 2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records) 2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler) 2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports) 2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith) 2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak) 2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz) 2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz) 2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby) 1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson) 1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie) 1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports) 1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kuntz / Rusty Kunz) 1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter) 1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis) 1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio) 1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley) 1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon) 1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton) 1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe) VIROC Champions: Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2014 and 2017), Tanner Thorson (2016), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010) Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.
  5. RUSS Monday 6:30pm CST

    Rodney and Bobby are two racers promoting racing in a very positive, constructive way, I support their efforts in any way I can.
  6. Unofficial Truck results at the Snowflake

    Yep. I missed that, Reb. Thanks for the catch!
  7. Snowball and Snowflake observation: If these guys and gals are the best pavement short track drivers in the world something's basically wrong with the sport. Thank goodness the 13 trucks didn't decide to have a wreckfest too. Nick
  8. Unofficial results 1. 40 Josh Hicks 2. 95 Steven Davis 3. 83 Bubba Gale 4. 66 Andrew Johnson 5. 48 Max Calles 6. 96 Rick Pollaro 7. 97 Hunter Lambert 8. 12B Brandon Burks 9. 24 Zack Smith 10. 12H Adam Haugh 11. 30 Colt James 12. 41G Troy Grisaffi 13. 18R Jesse Reid
  9. Unofficial Snowflake results 1. 81P Chase Purdy 2. 26P Bubba Pollard 3. 14C OConnor Okrzesik 4. 14CH Carson Hocevar 5. 14D Chris Davidson 6. 18R Casey Roderick 7. 21P Ryan Paul 8. 10 Johanna Long 9. 11W JoJo Wilkinson 10. 35 Jake Garcia 11. 88M Trever McCoy 12. 53K Kyle Ivey 13. 00 Brandon Curren 14. 112G Augie Grill 15. 14P Tyler Porter 16. 11C Stacey Crain 17. 29D Spencer Davis 18. 24D Mason Diaz 19. 33D Dillon Oliver 20. 114 Justin South 21. 29K Mason Keller 22. 51P Perry Patino 23. 44 Dylan Smith 24. 7B Jackson Boone 25. 89F Dylan Fetcho 26. 84 Martin Latulippe 27. 15 Colt James 28. 30 KBobby Knox Jr 29. 46 PJarrett Parker 30. 4M Elliott Massey 31.. 7 Ryan Worsham
  10. 1. 112 Augie Grill 2. 13P Kyle Purvis 3. 8 Donnie Hamrac 4. 19 Steve Arnold 5. 91 Jim Walls 6. 84 Bubba Brooks 7. 54 Clayton Green 8. 17T Chuck Tuck 9. 81H Christopher Hogan 10. 16 Billy Melvin 11. 7W Josh Ware 12. 131 Jeff Letson 13. 07 Blake Ferguson 14. 51 Zachary Knowles 15. 33M Jason Morman 16. 31 Parker Pugh 17. 88m Nick Martin 18. 72 Johnny Walker 19. 88H Larry Hughes 20. 95 Derrick Griffin 21. 64 Adam Crawford 22. 99S Johnny Sappracone Jr 23. 5C Chase Oliver 24. 17 Chris Cotto 25. 70x Nick Pressler 26. 71P Jacob Permenter 27. 46 Doug Moff - DQ
  11. DECEMBER

    A sad day to remember...
  12. 2019 Nascar

    If any potential track owner doesn't have the whole picture - haters included - they are going in with blinders on and will face reality pretty quickly. And if a potential track owner withdraws from his/her plans simply because they will face negativity along the way, then they probably shouldn't even consider being a track owner or promoter. It comes with the territory whether anyone wants to admit it or not. Here on LSSZ I do my best to keep the local scene free from most of the negativity, but have you been to Facebook lately? Or any number of other less-moderated racing sites where input is allowed from the public? Even Speed51 has it's fair share of boo-birds in spite of their almost constant monitoring of their on-line products. Secondly, I totally agree with you on Mr. Mandabach's ability to round up meaningful partnerships and sponsorships. He was the reason HMP did so very well during his management tenure there. Check out this interview I did with him a few years back. The fact is that you will note that John never mentioned NASCAR as one of the reasons why the track was successful during his time there.
  13. I have around 15-20 F45s left and need to make room for fresh supply coming in a few weeks. $25 each or buy all that's left for $22.50 each!! Pick up in Jewett or Buffalo only Tim is one of our LSSZ advertisers
  14. First Look: 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Lineup by Bryan Hulbert TULSA, Okla. (December 5, 2018) Getting a look at the 2019 lineup for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, the Series 28th year of competition is looking at a slate of 51 events. With a few nights of racing still in the works, more tracks will be finalized as series officials head into the Indoor Racing Season with the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl Nationals. "Right now, we have five events as TBA as we work out some details, but we're excited to see some tracks returning to the National Tour that has been absent for a few years, as well as continuing to add new tracks," commented ASCS Scheduling Coordinator, Terry Mattox. "We're hoping to announce a few of those TBA events between PRI and the Chili Bowl." Kicking off the 2019 lineup with the 46th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com stays in the "Lone Star State" through the following weekend as Golden Triangle Raceway Park returns after a five year absence from the tour lineup on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 thanks to Griffith Truck and Equipment. Followed by a trio of tracks that take the term "high-banked" very seriously, Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. is set for April 25 with U.S. 36 Raceway on Osborn, Mo. on April 26 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. on April 27. Setting teams east, the National Tour returns for the Battle of the Groves II at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn. on Friday, May 3 and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Penn on Saturday, May 4. Sunday, May 5 is reserved as a rain date for Selinsgrove. Working on details for May 10 and 11, the series first new track of the season comes on May 17 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. Working back to the Midwest for the Memorial Day Weekend, Lake Ozark Speedway is on board for Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Steering west back into Texas, Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo on Saturday, June 1 is followed by the Devil's Bowl Speedway Summer Nationals on Tuesday, June 4. Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. follows on Wednesday, June 5 then Creek County Speedway on June 6 before the week wraps up at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. on Saturday, June 8. Kicking off the march to the Northwest, Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. is Friday, June 14 with Black Hills Speedway back on the lineup on Saturday, June 15. A quick jog to Washington will see a $15,000 prize up for grabs once again at the 48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22. On to the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. on June 28 and 29, the series does have a TBA to fill during the Independence Day Weekend. Expanding the stay in Montana, the Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 is followed by the return to Billings, Mont. at Big Sky Speedway on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Getting teams back into Iowa for the 29th Knoxville 360 Nationals, the three-night, $15,000 to win affair is August 1, 2, and 3 and kicks off Southern Iowa Sprint Week. The Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa takes place on Tuesday, 6 with the tour off until August 18 with things firing back up at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. on Saturday, August 24 will lead into Labor Day Weekend with West Burlington, Iowa's 34 Raceway getting its first taste of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com on Friday, August 30 before the return to Lake Ozark Speedway for the Lake Ozark 360 National on August 31 and September 1. Three nights with $10,000 on the line at the 9th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial on September 19, 20, and 21, the Creek County Speedway Fall Fling will move to the early weeks of October with the dates falling on October 11, and 12. The Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals hits the following week on October 18 and 19 with the 2019 season wrapping up during NASCAR weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Nationals on November 1 and November 2. Dates and venues are subject to change and will be updated at http:/www.ascsracing.com. Any track interested in being a part of any available dates can contact Terry Mattox at (918) 838-3777. The 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com will again be headed by Matt Ward as the series Competition Director. Ashleigh Ward will remain as the head of Timing and Scoring. Announcing and P.R. will continue to be handled by Bryan Hulbert. The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com is pleased to continue its relationship with Racinboys.com as the series' official online broadcast. Several dates are in the works for broadcast on the MAVTV Motorsports Network as well as LucasOilRacing.tv. Those events will be announced in the coming weeks. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). 2019 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by Sawblade.com Preliminary Lineup: Date - Track (City, State) 3/15/19-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) 3/16/19-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) 3/22/19-Golden Triangle Raceway Park (Beaumont, TX) 3/23/19-Golden Triangle Raceway Park (Beaumont, TX) 4/25/19-Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE) 4/26/19-US 36 Raceway (Osborn, MO) 4/27/19-Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO) 5/3/19-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) 5/4/19-Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, PA) - Rain Date 5/5 5/10/19-TBA 5/11/19-TBA 5/17/19-I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, MI) 5/18/19-TBA 5/25/19-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) 5/26/19-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) 6/1/19-Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, TX) 6/4/19-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) 6/5/19-Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK) 6/6/19-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) 6/8/19-Salina Speedway (Salina, KS) 6/14/19-Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, SD) 6/15/19-Black Hills Speedway (Rapid City, SD) 6/20/19-Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA) 6/21/19-Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA) 6/22/19-Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA) 6/28/19-Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) 6/29/19-Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) 7/5/19-TBA 7/6/19-TBA 7/12/19-Gallatin Speedway (Belgrade, MT) 7/13/19-Gallatin Speedway (Belgrade, MT) 7/19/19-Big Sky Speedway (Billings, MT) 7/20/19-Big Sky Speedway (Billings, MT) 8/1/19-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) 8/2/19-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) 8/3/19-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) 8/6/19-Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, IA) 8/18/19-Missouri State Fair Speedway (Sedalia, MO) 8/24/19-Riverside Int. Speedway (West Memphis, AR) 8/30/19-34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) 8/31/19-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) 9/1/19-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) 9/19/19-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) 9/20/19-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) 9/21/19-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) 10/11/19-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) 10/12/19-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) 10/18/19-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) 10/19/19-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) 11/1/19-Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, TX) 11/2/19-Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, TX) ASCS Online: American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs) Instagram: LucasOilASCS Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com Live Scoring (Where Applicable): Race Monitor and MRP Live
  15. 2019 Nascar

    Being NASCAR sanctioned meant that the track: - had the right to use the NASCAR name in all promotional endeavors. This was only valuable if the local manager knew enough about leveraging this asset to make it worth the hefty sanctioning fees imposed by NASCAR. I only know of one SAS promoter who actually used the sanction to generate money at the front gate.. - could participate in a national driver competition that allowed dues-paying NASCAR drivers to compete for a fairly substantial year-end points fund . However, to many competitors (and some promoters) the system was clear as mud. In order to figure the points out, one needed accurate information from all the participating tracks and access to the weighted spreadsheet. The weights assigned to finishing positions varied from week to week depending on a whole bunch of different factors such as car count, whether they had heat races or not, how many laps, type of track, what division they were in, and several other mysterious factors. To many, the system didn't seem to be transparent and it led to some bad feelings among those not seeing much of a return on their annual and weekly NASCAR fees. And several promoters i had contact with at the time felt that the deal seemed to favor certain tracks over others. And when asked by the the drivers how the system worked, promoters were often embarrassed to admit that they had no really good idea themselves. Not good for morale - got a freebie from one of the NASCAR sponsors, like red paint from Winston, a scoreboard from someone, caution lights from someone, etc, but nothing from NASCAR itself. - received administrative support from NASCAR. Frankly, they simply kept track of their own books to make sure all the competitors and track staff had paid for their NASCAR license and entered the racing results provided by the individual tracks into their spreadsheet to keep track of the driver points. - received management advice from the NASCAR professionals. This amounted to a occasional visits by a low ranking NASCAR "official." - could use NASCAR to be an impartial arbitrator regarding competition decisions made by the track - like DQs, tech issues, interpersonal disputes, penalties, etc, brought by competitors. Basically, NASCAR simply asked the track manager what he/she wanted NASCAR to say and that was how things were decided. I know this for a fact since I was directly involved in several of those disputes. In the end, every SAS promoter - and I've known them all personally - either declined to have the track NASCAR sanctioned at all or dropped the sanction after a few years of struggling to make it work. Perhaps a SAS promoter actually made money from the NASCAR sanction, but I don't know who that might have been. NASCAR is a name that virtually everyone recognizes and toyotatim is correct when has says that the name itself can be leveraged into a revenue stream. But that takes management skills not often found in the local racing community.
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