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  1. I'd say the chances of that happening are slim to none. It takes money to purchase and operate a race track - lots and lots of money. I'm fresh out of money myself. Hopefully, someone with lots of money and management skills will come along and make Texana great again!
  2. Snowball Derby Unofficial Results

    This is the latest from Matt Weaver at Short Track Scene For the third time in 10 years, a victory in the Snowball Derby was decided in post-race technical inspection. Travis Braden inherited the victory following the disqualification of flagged winner Stephen Nasse. Nasse’s Jett Motorsports No. 51 was stripped of his victory due to a titanium violation in the brake system. The Snowball Derby rule book specifically states: Brakes 1. Vehicles must be equipped with four-wheel hydraulic brakes 2. No carbon fiber rotors. Only steel rotors are allowed (no titanium). 3 Brake fluid circulators permitted. Liquid or gas cooling not permitted. Meanwhile, Braden passed his inspection and was declared the winner shortly afterwards. Rumors had begun spreading about 30 minutes before the official word was given that the No. 51 had failed inspection. At that point, chief technical inspector Ricky Brooks had called track general manager Tim Bryant down to the inspection room to discuss the matter. Then, it was made official, with the Jett Motorsports team frustratingly putting their car back together and pushing it back towards the infield. Nasse exited the tech room, made a sharp left turn away from the inspection area and towards his hauler. Brooks said after declaring Braden the victor that the Jett Motorsport team’s infraction was clearly a violation of the rule book while also detailing how it is a competitive advantage. “It had titanium piston caps all the way around the whole entire car,” Brooks said. “It’s blatant in the rule book — no titanium allowed. They were fastened to an aluminum piston and an aluminum caliper. And hat that does, is it keeps the heat from sinking into the caliber and the piston. They were drilled to keep from holding the heat going into an aluminum piston and aluminum caliper. Brooks said there is an advantage but couldn’t say if it made a difference on Monday night. “There is an advantage,” he said. “I don’t know if it helped him win. But it’s like any other disqualification we’ve done. It’s in in the rule book in black and white. If we don’t go by that, none of this matters.” And why wasn’t the piston caps checked throughout the week, during any of the previous countless inspection attempts? “That’s something inside the car that we can’t check during the week,” Brooks said. “It’s just like an illegal motor.” In a social media post, Nasse suggested the Monday night discovery was much more nefarious. Nasse recently defected from PFC Brakes to Brembo Brakes. The 24-year-old suggested that his disqualification stems from a tip provided by PFC representative Chris Dilbeck: “First of all, let me start by saying that I have the best guys in the business behind me. My Jett Motorsports guys are amazing and we had two badass cars tonight. I drove from 36th to first with no power steering. We also have the best people supporting us and one of those are Brembo Brakes, whom I highly recommend for all your brake needs. “We left PFC Brakes because they weren’t willing to help us and were playing favorites. The first thing tech asked us to do is remove the brakes because they had a ‘tip’ from their major supporter at PFC Brakes, Chris Dilbeck. In our brake system there was a small titanium cap which does not enhance performance at all.” In a statement released to Speed51, Dilbeck didn’t deny the allegation but suggested that he would prefer to see races won on the track. AP Racing provides brakes for Braden. “I don’t want to see any race decided in tech,” Dilbeck said. “It was unfortunate that PFC didn’t win the race on the race track. I feel like PFC probably had the best car of the day, along with the vast majority of the field. Myself, representing PFC at the Snowball Derby, I try to help every PFC customer to the best of my ability to go win the race. “It’s very unfortunate that the race was decided in tech. At the same time, the car that won the race was not a PFC customer, either. Stephen Nasse is a great race car driver, and we were glad to have him on PFC the time that we did. I enjoy watching him race just like any other race fan.” Nasse also pointed out in his statement that the winning car from the 2018 Snowball Derby featured an engine that needed to be regulated via a Balance of Performance. That was a reference to the Hamner engine, which spent much of spring 2019 under scrutiny from the industry for a perceived power advantage following a December dyno test. “Last year, the winning car was cleared with an illegal motor, which was an advantage,” Nasse said. “This sport is nothing but playing favorites. I’ve been the classy guy and I’ve been the nasty guy. “But at the end of the day, I’m just a guy trying to be the best I can and to win the biggest race of my life and have it taken away like this just sucks. I appreciate all the support.” Chase Elliott was disqualified after the 2013 Snowball Derby for having tungsten as his weight instead of lead, leading to Erik Jones’ second consecutive victory. Christopher Bell was tossed in 2015 for a weight violation.
  3. Dear racers and fans of Texana Raceway we are sad to announce that we will not be opening for the 2020 season. This is a tough decision to make but the right one for our family. We just do not have the time to continue maintaining the facilities and operate the track. We appreciate the support from our drivers and fans the last couple of years. We want to get this out early so drivers can make their decisions on where they are going to race. We want to give a special thanks to all of our employees,Monty Chamberlain and Owen Pittman for all the support. With that being said, the racetrack is for sale immediately so anyone that is interested can contact Kenny at 361-648-1669 for details.
  4. Texan John Heil wins Outlaw Stock feature at the Snowball Derby. Courtesy of Speed51 Results to follow..... in a bit.
  5. 1 7 Jarrett Parker Molino, FL #46P 2 4 Kody Brusso Pensacola, FL #7B 3 2 Joshua Hicks Senoia, GA #56 4 8 Jackson Boone Franklin, TN #3 5 10 Chad Robinson Mobile, AL #10 6 5 Logan Boyett Pensacola, FL #9B 7 15 Hunter Johnson Griffin, GA #88 8 12 Daniel Bradford Huntsville, AL #67 9 11 Brandon Burks Milton, FL #12B 10 16 Anthony Monroe Corpus Christi, TX #82 11 6 Steven Davis Theodore, AL #95 12 13 Trevor Bowen Mobile, AL #51B 13 17 Devin McLeod Zephyrhills, FL #26 14 14 Darryl Rudd Chipley, FL #56R 15 19 Jonathan Langham Irvington, AL #2 16 18 Howard Langham Irvington, AL #1 17 21 Okie Mason 8-Mile, AL #6 18 20 Joshua Stephens Murfreesboro, TN #4 19 1 Cody Haskins Marietta, GA #38 20 3 Grant Thompson Mobile, AL #54 21 9 Donnie Hamrac Semmes, AL #64
  6. 1 3 Augie Grill Hayden, AL #112 2 8 Cody Stickler Pinellas Park, FL #99 3 11 Bruce Bennett Jr Belle Isle, FL #24 4 5 Korey Ruble Headland, AL #66R 5 7 Johnny Walker Pasadena, TX #72 6 23 Brandon Bendele La Vernia, TX #96 7 21 Rocky Rogers , AL #41 8 14 Bill Burba , AL #26 9 19 John Sarppraicone Jr Bradenton, FL #88S 10 25 Christopher Hogan Alvin, TX #81H 11 28 Larry Hughes Houston, TX #88H 12 17 Kevin Peel Chipley, FL #18P 13 2 Zachary Knowles Houston, TX #51K 14 13 Ty Roberts Birmingham, AL #50 15 10 Chase Oliver Rainbow City, AL #5C 16 24 Chris Cotto Milton, FL #17 17 4 Jeff Letson Huntsville, AL #131 18 27 Kevin Doran Lebanon, OH #77D 19 6 Kyle Purvis Marion, OH #13P 20 1 Jim Wall , OH #91JM 21 26 Hunter Evans Jasper, AL #48 22 15 Parker Pugh Madison, AL #31 23 22 Blake Ferguson Jasper, AL #07F 24 29 Todd Cooper Lancaster, SC #55 25 30 Okie Mason 8-Mile, AL #10 26 20 LB Skaggs Jr Fort Myers, FL #71 27 12 Donald Crocker Citronelle, AL #5 28 16 Nick Pressler Buchanan, MI #6X 29 9 Derrick Griffin Pensacola, FL #95
  7. SLM qualifying results for the Snowball Derby 52nd Annual Snowball Derby Qualifying Results Pos # Driver Time 1 43 Derek Thorn 16.277 2 53B Cole Butcher 16.379 3 7 Corey LaJoie 16.381 4 4 Kyle Plott 16.387 5 26P Bubba Pollard 16.398 6 57 Josh Berry 16.401 7 54C Matt Craig 16.412 8 9C Jeff Choquette 16.419 9 22 Casey Roderick 16.427 10 51S Chandler Smith 16.454 11 30 Jesse Dutilly 16.457 12 21P Jeremy Pate 16.461 13 48 Preston Peltier 16.476 14 81 Giovanni Bromante 16.480 15 35 Jake Garcia 16.497 16 10 Kaden Honeycutt 16.497 17 18 Hunter Robbins 16.510 18 7D John DeAngelis Jr 16.528 19 75 Jeremy Doss 16.533 20 12G Derek Griffith 16.534 21 112 Augie Grill 16.545 22 54G David Gilliland 16.553 23 91 Ty Majeski 16.556 24 51A Michael Atwell 16.558 25 14C Connor Okrzeisk 16.563 26 20M Cole Moore 16.570 27 78 Corey Heim 16.572 28 2 Derek Kraus 16.579 29 119 Dalton Zehr 16.582 30 26B Travis Braden 16.590 31 14H Carson Hocevar 16.619 32 99 Casey Smith 16.624 33 1 Michael House 16.640 34 71 Johnny VanDoorn 16.642 35 21B Trey Bayne 16.659 36 51N Stephen Nasse 16.672 37 36 Dan Fredrickson 16.679 38 12B Harrison Burton 16.682 39 5M Mason Mingus 16.689 40 15 Rodrigo Rejon 16.699 41 50 Jett Noland 16.701 42 79B Kyle Bryant 16.710 43 16 Lucas Jones 16.722 44 11 David Rogers 16.725 45 9M Brad May 16.725 46 14N Austin Nason 16.748 47 20D Jack Dossey III 16.751 48 45 Rich Bickle 16.753 49 14D Chris Davidson 16.772 50 53J Boris Jurkovic 16.808 51 88 Jordan Anderson 16.809 52 97 Steven Davis 16.835 53 5A Jerry Artuso 16.841 54 8 Colten Nelson 16.856 55 90 Tim Curry 16.934 56 37 AJ Wernette 17.904
  8. World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will hit 24 states on the more than 80-race tour CONCORD, NC – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to more than 80 races across 24 states for the 2020 tour. From the continuation of iconic events like the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford and Can-Am World Finals to the addition of new and historic venues like Vado Speedway Park and Lawton Speedway, the 2020 schedule will be full of nostalgia and excitement for fans and drivers. “We have another great schedule, which will bring the World of Outlaws to fans across the country,” said World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. “There’re several new exciting facilities on the tour this year and a solid core of familiar tracks that always produce great racing.” VENTURING TO NEW FACILITIES Vado Speedway Park – The newly constructed multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park in Vado, NM, will host its inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car doubleheader on April 24-25. The 3/8-mile track is located off Interstate 10 between Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX. It features paved fan parking, a concrete midway, concrete pit pads and stadium quality suites. I-70 Speedway – While the World of Outlaws visited I-70 Speedway in the 1980s, when the Series returns to the Odessa, MO, facility on May 30 it will be an entirely new 3/8-mile track. The facility started life as a dirt track before being turned into an asphalt track, hosting NASCAR races. It closed in 2008 but was recently purchased by Chris Payne, who revamped Heartland Motorsports Park in Kansas. He is turning the facility into a motorsport park with the new dirt track and a dragway. RETURN TO ICONIC TRACKS Santa Maria Raceway – For the first time in 21 years, the World of Outlaws, on March 29, will return to Santa Maria Raceway in Nipomo, CA. The Series first visited the 1/3-mile track in 1981 with Sammy Swindell picking up the win. Jason Statler won the Series’ last race at the track in 1999. Steve Kinser’s seven wins at Santa Maria is the most of any World of Outlaws racer. Lawton Speedway – On May 1, the World of Outlaws will return to the historic Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK, for the first time since 1985. The quarter-mile track was one of the original tracks on the Series schedule in 1978. This year will be the Series’ ninth visit to the speedway. Sammy Swindell won the last World of Outlaws race at the track and is tied with Steve Kinser for the most wins there (3). I-80 Speedway – Nebraska will be a new stop on the World of Outlaws schedule in 2020. On June 3, the Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. The Series first visited the 4/10-mile track in 1995 and ran there every year up until 2003. It then returned to the track in 2014 and ran there until 2016. Joey Saldana won the last race at the speedway. The Dirt Oval at Route 66 – On June 17, the World of Outlaws will return to the Joliet, IL, track for the first time since 2017. The Series’ first visit to the track was in 1998 when it first opened. The track was a half-mile up until 2016, when it was changed to its current 3/8-mile configuration. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz won the last race in 2017. 34 Raceway – After a five-year absence, the World of Outlaws will return July 10 to the 3/8-mile 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA. There has yet to be a repeat winner in the Series’ four previous races at the track. Tony Bruce Jr. won the Series’ first race at the track in 2008 and Schatz won the last in 2014. Ransomville Speedway – The World of Outlaws will expand their presence in New York in 2020 by returning to the half-mile Ransomville Speedway on July 31. It will be the Series’ sixth visit to the speedway. David Gravel won the last race in 2018 and Dave Blaney won the first race in 1994. Dakota State Fair Speedway – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make its third visit to the 3/8-mile Huron, SD, track on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Series first visited the track in 2015 and its last race there was in 2017 – Schatz, of Fargo, ND, won both races. Orange County Fair Speedway – After a visit to Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway, the World of Outlaws will close out its 2020 New York swing on Aug. 2 with a return to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY, for the first time since 2014. The Series first visited the 5/8-mile speedway in 1983 and then 23 times after. Steve Kinser, who has the most wins at the track (6), won the first race in 1983 and Daryn Pittman won the last race in 2014. Kokomo Speedway – Another track from the World of Outlaws’ inaugural 1978 tour will have a place on the 2020 schedule on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Series last visited the quarter-mile Kokomo, IN, track in 2015, with Joey Saldana picking up the win. Indiana-native and Series regular Kraig Kinser has two wins at the speedway. BIG EVENTS REMAIN IN PLACE The 2020 season will, again, kick off Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park for the three-day DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford. It will then be followed by a Western tour of the country — including the $20,000-to-win event May 2 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway — before returning East for events like the two-day #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway and the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway. The “summer of money” continues to grow with the June 25-27 Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex now paying an incredible $100,000-to-win. A month later the Series will be Eldora Speedway for the illustrious Kings Royal week, July 16-18. And a month after that, from Aug. 12-15, it will be at the iconic Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. After traveling the country, The Dirt Track at Charlotte will once again play a key role in determining the Series champion. After racing in the United Rentals Patriot Nationals on Saturday, May 23, in the heart of NASCAR country, the season will conclude Nov. 5-7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with the Can-Am World Finals, where Brad Sweet won the closest points battle in Series’ history last month. Fans can purchase tickets for the events by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. FULL SCHEDULE Fri-Sun, Feb. 7-9 – Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL Friday, March 13 – Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX Saturday, March 14 – LoneStar Speedway – Kilgore, TX Saturday, March 21 – USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ Sunday, March 22 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ Saturday, March 28 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA Sunday, March 29 – Santa Maria Raceway – Nipomo, CA Fri-Sat, April 3-4 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA Friday, April 10 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA Saturday, April 11 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA Fri-Sat, April 17-18 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA Fri-Sat, April 24-25 – Vado Speedway Park – Vado, NM Friday, May 1 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK Saturday, May 2 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX Wednesday, May 6 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, IL Fri-Sat, May 8-9 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH Wednesday, May 13 – Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA Fri-Sat, May 15-16 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA Tuesday, May 19 – Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ Saturday, May 23 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC Monday, May 25 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN Friday, May 29 – Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO Saturday, May 30 – I-70 Speedway – Odessa, MO Wednesday, June 3 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE Friday, June 5 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND Saturday, June 6 – Granite City Speedway – Sauk Rapids, MN Fri-Sat, June 12-13 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA Wednesday, June 17 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 – Joliet, IL Friday, June 19 – Dubuque Speedway – Dubuque, IA Saturday, June 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, WI Thu-Sat, June 25-27 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, MN Thu-Fri, July 2-3 – Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, WI Friday, July 10 – 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA Saturday, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, WI Sunday, July 12 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN Tuesday, July 14 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH Thu-Sat, July 16-18 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH Tuesday, July 21 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA Fri-Sat, July 24-25 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA Friday, July 31 – Ransomville Speedway – Ransomville, NY Saturday, Aug. 1 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY Sunday, Aug. 2 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY Fri-Sat, Aug. 7-8 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, MO Wed-Sat, Aug. 12-15 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA Friday, Aug. 21 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND Saturday, Aug. 22 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD Friday, Aug. 28 – Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD Saturday, Aug. 29 – Big Sky Speedway – Billings, MT Fri-Sat, Sept. 4-5 – Skagit Speedway – Alger, WA Monday, Sept. 7 – Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Willamette Speedway – Lebanon, OR Fri-Sat, Sept. 11-12 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA Friday, Sept. 18 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA Saturday, Sept. 19 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA Friday, Sept. 25 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH Saturday, Sept. 26 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA Fri-Sat, Oct. 2-3 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA Fri-Sat, Oct. 9-10 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA Friday, Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS Saturday, Oct. 17 – TBA Saturday, Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN Thu-Sat, Nov. 5-7 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC *Schedule subject to change
  9. The VIROC Gets Revamped For 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire by Bryan Hulbert TULSA, Okla. (December 4, 2019) Looking to shake things up with the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC), the 2020 edition will get a new format and eligibility requirements. Contested during Tuesday night action at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, in years past the requirements for eligibility rested on being a past driver champion of the Chili Bowl or driving for a past owner champion. Starting in 2020, a driver's past performance, both at the Chili Bowl and with select Sprint Car and Midget sanctioning bodies, will dictate whether they are invited to compete. For the 2020 VIROC. here is how you make the cut. Drivers finishing in the Top 3 of Saturday night's A-Feature during the previous five Chili Bowls will be eligible. Drivers finishing in the Top 2 of the past five VIROC events will be eligible. Preliminary Night Winners from the most recent Chili Bowl will be eligible. Series Champions from the most recent calendar year in the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, American Sprint Car Series National Tour, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars, and POWRi National Midget League will be invited to compete. No Driver substitutions or alternates from a sanctioning body will be allowed. Starting Lineup for the VIROC will be set by Group Qualifying. Drivers will draw for their qualifying position, then qualify in groups of three to four. Drivers will get two warmup laps, then three green flap laps to set their time. The Top 8 fastest will be inverted with ninth fastest on back lined up straight up by their time. VIROC Feature will be 25 Laps. "We've been wanting to change the VIROC for a few years now, and have been looking at different ways to do that where your top drivers and champions are still in, but it allows new drivers to compete as well, and going back five years and using those results, that gives us a good mix, and then also, adding in the different series champions gives these guys something to race for all year," explained Chili Bowl co-founder, Emmett Hahn. For the 2020 VIROC, the following drivers are invited to complete: Drivers invited based on A-Feature performance (2015-2019): Christopher Bell - 2017-2019 Chili Bowl Champion Daryn Pittman - Runner-up, 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals Spencer Bayston - Third Place, 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals Damion Gardner - Third Place, 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals Zach Daum - Third Place, 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals Drivers invited based on 2019 Prelim Night Victory Logan Seavey - Monday Night Winner Kyle Larson - Tuesday Night Winner Rico Abreu - Wednesday Night Winner Justin Grant - Friday Night Winner Drivers invited based on VIROC performance (2015-2019) Tanner Thorson - 2019 VIROC Winner Chad Boat - 2018 VIROC Winner Sammy Swindell - 2015 VIROC Winner Drivers invited based on 2019 Series Championship Winners Brad Sweet - 2019 NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 2019 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Champion Aaron Reutzel - 2019 Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Jesse Colwell - POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Champion Tyler Courtney - USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Champion C.J. Leary - USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Champion While the VIROC field is set, the overall lineup of drivers continues to grow with the field of Golden Driller hopefuls nearing the 150 mark. The deadline for the discounted early entry fee of $150 is Friday, December 13. After that, the prices per entry goes to $200. The entry blank is online at http://www.chilibowl.com can be returned by mail to 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or by fax to (918) 836-5517. Teams can also enter by phone at (918) 838-3777, Monday-Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. (CT). Entry forms must include a current W9 form which can be downloaded at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf Reserved Seats for Monday and Tuesday's Qualifying Nights are still available by calling (918) 838-3777, Monday-Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. (CT). Seats are $54 per day with plenty of options still available. There are some tickets still available for the full week, but there are no pairs. They are scattered throughout the turns three and four grandstands. Remaining seats are sold in four, five, or six-day packages. Four-Day (Wednesday-Saturday) is $227*. Five-Day (Tuesday-Saturday) is $282*. Six-Day (Monday-Saturday) is $337* *Plus Tax (8.517%) and Shipping ($7-$10 depending on the number of seats purchased). A reminder that if you didn't get reserved seat tickets, you can still go to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Pit Passes will be on sale at the event and never sell out. The Pit Pass double as a General Admission pass and allows fans access to the back straightaway on a first-come, first-served basis. Pit Passes are $45 per weekday and $60 on Saturday. Passes can be purchased for multiple consecutive days. Pit Passes are not sold in advance. These passes never sell out. All cars competing in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire must run a Muffler. Inserts will not be allowed. All car numbers and letter combinations must be legible from the scorer's stand. While the races are scored electronically, the races are also hand-scored. 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: 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire When: January 13-18, 2020 Where: River Spirit Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114 Fan Fest: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - Free to the Public 1:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. - Chili Bowl Trade Show 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Interviews, Autographs, and more. 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. - Blake Turner Band in concert Entry Information: Discounted Early Entry ($150): November 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019 Late Entry ($200): December 14, 2019 - January 17, 2020 Entry Form is online at https://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. General Admission/Pit Pass Pricing Monday-Friday: $45/day Saturday: $60 General Admission/Pit Passes are sold at the event and never sell out Chili Bowl Online: Website: http://www.chilibowl.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals Twitter: (@cbnationals) Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2020 Instagram: cbnationals Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions: Year - Driver (Owner) 2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, 71W) 2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, 71W) 2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, 71W) 2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, 97) 2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, 97) 2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records, 63) 2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records, 39) 2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records, 39) 2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records, 39) 2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records, 39) 2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records, 1) 2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler, 71) 2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports, 20) 2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith, 1AU) 2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke-Pak, 11) 2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio, 47) 2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse, 88) 2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz, 67) 2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz, 67) 2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio, 47) 1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse, 88) 1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby, 1) 1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson, 15) 1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie, 1ST) 1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports, 67) 1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kuntz / Rusty Kunz, 1K) 1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter, 6) 1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis, 71) 1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio, 47) 1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley, 77) 1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon, 7R) 1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton, 7) 1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe, 74) VIROC Champions: Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016), Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), 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.
  10. Disabled Texas Racer Eyeing Big Snowball Derby Prize by Zach Evans, Speed51 Speed51 photo Greg Davidson is one of the true racing legends from Texas, with numerous accomplishments, titles and big wins to his credit. However, the 68-year-old’s career suffered a major setback after a health scare resulted in the amputation of his left leg. Davidson’s hunger to compete couldn’t be stopped, however, and after a lengthy recovery the veteran is back behind the wheel – and has twice been to victory lane in 2019 at Houston Motorsports Park (TX). Now, Davidson hopes to bring his winning ways to Five Flags Speedway (FL) in the Outlaw Stock division at the 52ndAnnual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Davidson, along with his son Chris who hopes to be competing in the Super Late Model portion Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 8, spent time testing at the Pensacola, Florida half-mile last week in preparation for the Derby. The elder Davidson is excited to be back at the home of the Snowball Derby, a race he competed in seven times. “I’m very lucky and blessed to be able to do this,” Davidson told Speed51. “Everything has been pretty good. If the driver can get his job done, we’d be better. It’s kind of rough doing the one-foot brake and gas deal, but I’m working around that.” Davidson’s car is equipped with a hand clutch, which allows him to shift using that mechanism and fluctuate between the gas and brake pedal with his right foot. It is challenging, but not an insurmountable obstacle. “I’ve got a hand clutch and use my one foot between the throttle and brake. When you’re in traffic, you damn near need to be on both of them at one time, but the car is sorting out pretty good.” Davidson won back-to-back races at Houston Motorsports Park in its Outlaw division, returning to victory lane for the first time since his amputation on Labor Day weekend. Davidson finished third in the season points for the class, showing plenty of speed over the course of the season. Returning to victory lane was a special feeling for Davidson, but one he’s quick to share with his team. “It was real special. It’s not me, it’s the people that help me. The racing deal gives me something else to think about other than the other problems I have. Everything’s going good and we’re super happy to be here.” The trip to Pensacola each December for the Snowball Derby has become a routine part of the winter for the Davidson family over the years. Davidson says it is unlike any race he has raced in, thanks in part to being able to seeing friends from around the country. “You see people here you don’t see anywhere during the racing season. When the season’s over, everyone from all over the country comes here. You get to see old friends and there’s not a points deal or any of that to fight with. You just come here and race.” While Davidson has picked up a couple of wins this year, he doesn’t even want to hazard the thought of competing for the victory on Saturday, December 7 with the Outlaw Stocks at Five Flags Speedway in his first time racing at the track in a decade. “I don’t even want to think about it. That would be real amazing, but there are some guys here who have these cars really sorted out. I haven’t been on this track in 10 or 11 years. It’s coming back slowly.” Race fans looking to make the pilgrimage to Pensacola for the Snowball Derby can order tickets for the event now at 5flagsspeedway.com. Thanks to Speed51’s Black Friday sale, you can now also purchase a four-day video ticket for the Snowball Derby for $79.99 and receive a free three-month subscription to the Speed51 Network. Click here to take advantage of this sale now. Individual video tickets can be purchased now at the regular price by clicking here. For more information on the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby, visit Speed51’s Snowball Central. -Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans -Photo credit: Speed51 photo
  11. Justin Sanders Unstoppable At Arizona Speedway ASCS Southwest Copper Classic by Bryan Hulbert QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (December 1, 2019) Bettering his third-place finish from Saturday by two, Justin Sanders captured a long-awaited victory at the 4th annual Copper Classic. His first career victory with the ASCS Southwest Region, the Arizona Speedway win was worth $5,000 to the Aromas, California driver. Taking several tries to get the A-Feature rolling, the green lights finally stayed on long enough for Hunter Schuerenberg to jump into the lead with Colton Hardy and Christopher Bell duking it out for second. Advantage to Bell, the red lights would come on for Mark Dobmeier, who had already gone over once, with 23 laps to go. Mark was ok. Caution a lap later for James Aragon, the race for the lead was on as Bell shot low but couldn't secure the spot; giving 10th starting Justin Sanders the run for the runner-up spot. Going back and forth for the spot, Sanders was able to fend off the No. 21 as the caution flew for the spun No. 75 of J.T. Imperial. Restarting with five laps complete, Sanders went for the lead with no success, opening the door for Bell to go after the No. 17 again. Trading second around, Sanders once more held off Bell as Hunter Schuerenberg steadily pulled away. Slowed again on Lap 14 as Alex Pettas rolled to a stop on the front straightaway, the battle for the lead took off with Sanders sliding Schuerenberg off the second turn. Diving under Sanders to retake the spot into the third turn, Sanders took the line even lower to take the point on Lap 15. Battling with Bell for second, mechanical issues struck the No. 19az for the second night in a row. Back to green, Sanders was unchallenged and kept it that way for the $5,000 top prize. Christopher Bell crossed 2.002 seconds behind the No. 17 with Craig Stidham completing the podium. Taking fourth, Colton Hardy locked up the 2019 ASCS Southwest Region Championship. The top five rounded out with 14th starting. Billy Chester. Jesse Baker in sixth was followed by J.T. Imperial who rebounded to seventh. Lonnie Cox, Bud Rowe, and James Aragon completed the top-ten. With the 2019 season in the books, work is already being done to layout the 2020 lineup of events. Updates will be released as they are ready. The American Sprint Car Series would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2019 schedule of events and look forward to seeing you again next season. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Southwest Region Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) 4th annual Copper Classic - Night 2 Sunday, December 1, 2019 Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [1]; 2. 9-Dustin Freitas, [3]; 3. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [2]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker, [5]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [4]; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, [6]; 7. 18J-Paul Jones, [7] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 2. 17-Justin Sanders, [4]; 3. 3-Craig Stidham, [1]; 4. 7B-Bill Balog, [3]; 5. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [5]; 6. 45-Lonnie Cox, [6]; 7. 6-Bud Rowe, [7] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [1]; 3. 25-Geoff Ensign, [3]; 4. 99-James Aragon, [5]; 5. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [4]; 6. (DNF) 50S-Rocky Silva, [6] A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Justin Sanders, [10]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [4]; 3. 3-Craig Stidham, [5]; 4. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III, [14]; 6. 22B-Jesse Baker, [11]; 7. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [15]; 8. 45-Lonnie Cox, [17]; 9. 50S-Rocky Silva, [18]; 10. 6-Bud Rowe, [20]; 11. (DNF) 99-James Aragon, [12]; 12. (DNF) 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [1]; 13. (DNF) 2-Alex Pettas, [16]; 14. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier, [13]; 15. (DNF) 01-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 16. (DNF) 57-Kyle Larson, [6]; 17. (DNF) 9-Dustin Freitas, [7]; 18. (DNF) 7B-Bill Balog, [8]; 19. (DNF) 25-Geoff Ensign, [9]; 20. (DNF) 18J-Paul Jones, [19]
  12. Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener by Bryan Hulbert QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 30, 2019) Opening the 4th annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night, California's Kyle Larson brought his momentum from the Midgets to the ASCS Southwest Region with his first career victory against the Arizona based tour in the Finley Farms/Chevrolet Accessories No. 57. Taking the green from sixth, Larson worked into the top three on the first lap as Hunter Schuerenberg showed the way with Christopher Bell in tow. Red with 23 laps to run, the restart saw Bell take a shot at the lead with Schuerenberg able to fend off the charge. Settling back into second, the position would be short-lived as Kyle Larson made his way by. Closing quickly on Hunter for the lead, the caution paused his advance with 20 laps remaining. Looking top shelf on the restart for the lead, Larson worked off the second turn with momentum. Rolling the cushion in turn three before diamonding off with the lead in sight, Larson took command on Lap 6 just as brake issues struck Schuerenberg; forcing him off the pace entering the second turn. With Christopher Bell tied to his back bumper on the restart, Larson was able to pull away and keep pace to the checkered flag. Bell would hold onto second with Justin Sanders moving up from 10th to complete the podium. Bill Balog and Colton Hardy made up the top five. J.T. Imperial crossed sixth with Thomas Kennedy climbing from 15th to seventh. Craig Stidham, Geoff Ensign, and Mark Dobmeier completed the top ten. The 4th annual Copper Classic concludes on Sunday, December 1 at Arizona Speedway with action going green at 5:00 P.M. (MT). Live coverage can be found online at http://www.speedshift.tv. Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 N Ironwood Rd. More information on the facility can be found online at http://www.arizonaspeedway.net as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Arizona-Speedway-211954742150175. Fans can also email info@arizonaspeedway.net or call (480) 926-6688. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Southwest Region Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) 4th annual Copper Classic - Night 1 Saturday, November 30, 2019 Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.522[21]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, 13.539[1]; 3. 21-Christopher Bell, 13.667[8]; 4. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.725[4]; 5. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.820[3]; 6. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, 13.865[6]; 7. 7B-Bill Balog, 13.901[7]; 8. 75X-J.T. Imperial, 13.985[26]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.988[24]; 10. 17-Justin Sanders, 14.031[9]; 11. 25-Geoff Ensign, 14.072[25]; 12. 22B-Jesse Baker, 14.095[23]; 13. 2B-Billy Chester III, 14.134[12]; 14. 9-Dustin Freitas, 14.142[22]; 15. 01-Thomas Kennedy, 14.341[13]; 16. 45L-Jeff Lowery, 14.364[11]; 17. 7-Ryan Linder, 14.391[20]; 18. 34-Sterling Cling, 14.579[10]; 19. 99-James Aragon, 14.650[19]; 20. 45-Lonnie Cox, 14.755[18]; 21. 5K-Patrick Krob, 14.838[15]; 22. 3V-Jim Vanzant, 15.640[16]; 23. 18J-Paul Jones, 16.987[17]; 24. 6-Bud Rowe, 16.987[5]; 25. 2-Alex Pettas, 16.987[14]; 26. 8-Eric Wilkins, 16.987[2] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [1]; 2. 3-Craig Stidham, [2]; 3. 7B-Bill Balog, [3]; 4. 17-Justin Sanders, [4]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III, [5]; 6. 45L-Jeff Lowery, [6]; 7. 99-James Aragon, [7]; 8. 3V-Jim Vanzant, [8]; (DNS) 2-Alex Pettas, Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, [1]; 3. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [3]; 4. 25-Geoff Ensign, [4]; 5. 9-Dustin Freitas, [5]; 6. 7-Ryan Linder, [6]; 7. 18J-Paul Jones, [8]; (DNS) 45-Lonnie Cox, ; (DNS) 8-Eric Wilkins, Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Christopher Bell, [1]; 2. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, [2]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [3]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker, [4]; 5. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [5]; 6. 34-Sterling Cling, [6]; 7. 6-Bud Rowe, [8]; 8. (DNF) 5K-Patrick Krob, [7] A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson, [6]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, [4]; 3. 17-Justin Sanders, [10]; 4. 7B-Bill Balog, [7]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy, [5]; 6. 75X-J.T. Imperial, [8]; 7. 01-Thomas Kennedy, [15]; 8. 3-Craig Stidham, [3]; 9. 25-Geoff Ensign, [11]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [9]; 11. 22B-Jesse Baker, [12]; 12. 9-Dustin Freitas, [14]; 13. 7-Ryan Linder, [17]; 14. 6-Bud Rowe, [24]; 15. 3V-Jim Vanzant, [22]; 16. (DNF) 5K-Patrick Krob, [21]; 17. (DNF) 34-Sterling Cling, [18]; 18. (DNF) 99-James Aragon, [19]; 19. (DNF) 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, [2]; 20. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [13]; 21. (DNF) 45-Lonnie Cox, [20]; 22. (DNF) 7Z-Zane Blanchard, [1]; 23. (DNF) 45L-Jeff Lowery, [16]; 24. (DNF) 18J-Paul Jones, [23]; (DNS) 8-Eric Wilkins, ; (DNS) 2-Alex Pettas,
  13. Clean-looking Modified.
  14. RUSS Snowball Preview Monday Dec 2

    I believe Texas will make a strong showing in all three of the premier classes this time around.
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