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  1. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Bucked Up 200 Fast Facts No. 22 AM Racing Team - Driver Austin Wayne Self Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon 2021 Driver Points Position: 12th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th Bucked Up 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; competed last at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25, 2020. (Start: 18th | Finish: Seventh) Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Welcome Back: AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to AM Racing as the primary marketing partner for driver Austin Wayne Self in Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to the team after partnering with Self for two races in 2020 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, respectively. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his ninth career Truck Series start at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous eight outings at the 1.5-mile speedway, he earned a track-best of ninth in the fall race of 2018. Last season, he finished 17th and 24th respectively. Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Las Vegas of 17.4 and has completed 1,078 of 1,106 available for a 97.5 percent lap completion. Happy Birthday Austin!: Austin Wayne Self will celebrate his 25th birthday during Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 and is eyeing his 10th career top-10 finish as the perfect birthday present. Daytona Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Race Recap: In a chaotic second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season, Austin Wayne Self was able to overcome a series of late-race hiccups to earn a top-15 place finish in the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course. After starting 14th, Self maintained a pace inside the top-15 throughout the first two stages of the race and despite being punted late in the race, Self was able to roar back through the field in NASCAR overtime to finish 15th for a season-high 2021 finish. To The Point(s): Entering the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Self sits 12th in the championship standings tied with 10th and 11th place drivers Ryan Truex and Todd Gilliland at 45 points apiece. Just 10 points separate Self from sixth in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar with 20 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings. He's Back!: Ryan Salomon who joined the AM Racing team as crew chief last October at Kansas Speedway will continue to lead the Statesville, N.C.-based team as crew chief of the No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado in 2021. In his four races as crew chief for Self last year, he guided the Austin, Texas native to two top-10s and four top-20 efforts and carrying an average finish of 13.75 in the final stint of the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 109 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. On speedways larger than one-mile, Self has 63 NCWTS starts with three top-10s and an average finish of 19th. He has five Truck Series road course starts to his credit with one top-10 and an average finish of 14th. I Do….: During the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off-season, Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver Jordan Anderson in December 2020. Lineup: In addition to AIRBOX Air Purifier, GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions continuing their roles as the primary marketing partner for Self in 2021, the AM Racing team will also receive support from Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes on Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway: “I always enjoy competing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I’ve had several good performances there even if we don’t necessarily have the finishes to show for that. We’re bringing the truck that we ran in the top-10 with last fall at Texas Motor Speedway and Ryan did a great job with the setup and working on the truck throughout the race. I’m excited to see what we can do with this truck on Friday night.” On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway RC Finish: “Man, what an up and down night for our AM Racing team. I’m really proud of everything that we overcame. Everyone did a great job and we had a fast truck and even finished fourth in Stage 2. Near the end of the race, it became very hectic and I got booted twice which forced us to come from the back of the field both times. We managed to go from 29th to 15th in that final sprint to the finish. Even though it wasn’t a top-10, I think we showed everyone we have a lot of speed in our trucks and that we’re going to be contenders throughout the year. I’m looking forward to Las Vegas.” On 2021 Season After Two Races: “I’m really proud of my AM Racing team. I know it has only been two races so far in 2021, but I think we have shown that we have it what it takes to be contenders this season. We showed speed in our trucks at Daytona and on the Road Course of Daytona. It’s going to be important to continue to showcase our ability this weekend at Las Vegas. I would love to leave Las Vegas on Friday night with a top-10 finish and a positive outlook to Atlanta Motor Speedway in a few weeks.” Race Information: The Bucked Up 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the third of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Mar. 5, 2021 shortly after 6:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. Follow on Social Media: 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.
  2. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 3 IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 676; 2. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan., 557; 3. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 520; 4. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 487; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 450; 6. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 435; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 428; 8. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 371; 9. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 344; 10. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., 331; 11. Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D., 299; 12. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 278; 13. William Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 277; 14. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., and Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., both 276; 16. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 255; 17. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., and Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif., both 253; 19. Brandon Schmitt, Sun Prairie, Wis., 236; 20. Tripp Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 231. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 38; 4. Austin Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37; 5. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 36; 6. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 34; 7. Brad Hohlbauch, Visalia, Calif., 33; 8. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 32; 9. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 31; 10. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 30; 11. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 29; 12. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 28; 13. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 27; 14. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 26. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 612; 2. D.J. Werkmeister, Mesa, Ariz., 475; 3. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 384; 4. Larry Brigner, Apache Junction, Ariz., 369; 5. Andrew Burg, Maricopa, Ariz., 346; 6. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 329; 7. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 313; 8. Hunter Cavanagh, Mesa, Ariz., 307; 9. Nicholas Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 284; 10. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 275; 11. Donald Schott, Eagle Creek, Ore., 261; 12. Blake Adams, Stacyville, Iowa, 259; 13. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif., 245; 14. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 243; 15. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 239; 16. Pat Humphrey, Molalla, Ore., 236; 17. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 221; 18. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 203; 19. Tyler Vache, Mesa, Ariz., 199; 20. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 198. IMCA STARS Mod Lites – 1. Kaden Cochrun, Bakersfield, Calif., 214; 2. A.J. Whisler, Anthem, Ariz., 110; 3. Collin Bender, Mesa, Ariz., 109; 4. J.D. Brown, Bakersfield, Calif., 108; 5. Darrick Hubbard Jr., Bellville, Ohio, 103; 6. Michael Phay, Buckeye, Ariz., 100; 7. Mike Schmidt, Gilbert, Ariz., 93; 8. Steve Bender, Chandler, Ariz., 92; 9. Justin Kinderknecht, Salina, Kan., and Morghan Johnson, Fayetteville, N.C., both 91; 11. Chris Lloyd, Apache Junction, Ariz., 90; 12. Justin Williams, West Monroe, N.Y., 89; 13. Brian Teeters, Palmetto, Fla., and Sean Conyers, Phoenix, Ariz., both 88; 15. Tanner McLoughlin, Zanesville, Ohio, 84; 16. Richard Kemp, Phoenix, Ariz., and Brandi Myers, Mesa, Ariz., both 82; 18. Bo Bass, Eustis, Fla., and Brian Schmidt, Gilbert, Ariz., both 81; 20. Zack Forster, Bakersfield, Calif., 80. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 420; 2. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 401; 3. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 371; 4. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 331; 5. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 299; 6. Matt Olson, Morton, Minn., 263; 7. Brandon Bombardo, Lonsdale, Minn., 257; 8. Brycen Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 256; 9. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 226; 10. Charles McDaniel, Phoenix, Ariz., 216; 11. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 200; 12. Pete Terwilleger, Moab, Utah, 183; 13. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 177; 14. Mitchell Mohler, Vista, Calif., 175; 15. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 172; 16. Larry Rust, La Plata, N.M., and Mark Merlen, Pleasant Grove, Utah, both 165; 18. Jacob Rowley, Riverdale, Utah, 164; 19. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 160; 20. Eric Knutson, Slater, Iowa, 159. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 661; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 453; 3. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 437; 4. Chase Alves, Casa Grande, Ariz., 386; 5. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 358; 6. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 349; 7. Ron Schreiner, Tucson, Ariz., 328; 8. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 323; 9. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 289; 10. Cam Reimers, Kelley, Iowa, 279; 11. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 275; 12. Ty Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 273; 13. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 271; 14. David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 259; 15. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 236; 16. Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo., 234; 17. Troy Householder, Reliance, Wy., 227; 18. Joseph Jock, Mesa, Ariz., 221; 19. Shane Paris, Muscatine, Iowa, 213; 20. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 212. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Billy Ayres Jr., Glendale, Ariz., 120; 2. Ryan Brooks, Yuma, Ariz., 115; 3. David Hunt, Lakeside, Calif., 110; 4. Josh Werkmeister, Apache Junction, Ariz., 102; 5. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 100; 6. Enzo Deckers, Yuma, Ariz., 98; 7. Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., 95; 8. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 93; 9. Austin Kayton, Mesa, Ariz., 69; 10. Benjamin Pendleton, Yuma, Ariz., 56; 11. Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., 53; 12. Ken McWilliams, Menifee, Calif., 38; 13. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 31; 14. Michael Duran, Yuma, Ariz., 26. Lady Eagle – 1. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 371; 2. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 151; 3. Marie Curtis, Winnemucca, Nev., 135; 4. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 133; 5. Ryan Brooks, Yuma, Ariz., 115; 6. Alyssa Smith, Norco, Calif., 102; 7. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 100; 8. Morghan Johnson, Fayetteville, N.C., 91; 9. Brandi Myers, Mesa, Ariz., 82; 10. Brenda Kirby, New River, Ariz., 74; 11. Miranda Scott, Bakersfield, Calif., 67; 12. Haylee Little, Pahrump, Nev., 66; 13. Candi Varney, Bakersfield, Calif., 46; 14. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 15. Julie Keeler, Farmington, N.M., and Adriane Frost, Watsonville, Calif., both 37; 17. Carla Laney, Torrance, Calif., 34; 18. Riley Campbell, Tucson, Ariz., 23; 19. Kersey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 22; 20. Denise Gilbert, Bonita Springs, Fla., 11. Junior National Champion – 1. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 428; 2. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 401; 3. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 275; 4. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 223; 5. Kaden Cochrun, Bakersfield, Calif., 214; 6. Michael Thing Jr., Campo, Calif., 201; 7. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 151; 8. Luke Silber, Laveen, Ariz., 128; 9. Ryan Brooks, Yuma, Ariz., 115; 10. J.D. Brown, Bakersfield, Calif., 108; 11. Tyler Bannister, Bakersfield, Calif., 99; 12. Enzo Deckers, Yuma, Ariz., 98; 13. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, Calif., 87; 14. Brian Schmidt, Gilbert, Ariz., 81; 15. Haylee Little, Pahrump, Nev., 66; 16. Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., 60; 17. Reed Garey, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., 46; 18. Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., 43; 19. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 20. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 39.
  3. Season Opener at HMP, April 3 ! Watch “The Last Asphalt Short Track in Texas” now: https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/advance-local-communities/the-last-asphalt-short-track-in-texas-advance-auto-parts/#
  4. Lots of folks invested lots of themselves into that track including you, Debbie. The lucky ones who had a chance to diamond turns 3-4 and try to figure out a fast way through 1-2. They have lots of stories to tell about how they about scared themselves to death every other lap. LOL And those who challenged the boiler plate and lost have bones that still ache and a receipt from Newell Salvage to remind them of the unforgiving outside walls. Poking around the track on Monday it felt like I was at a funeral with no way to bury the deceased. The Kyle and Austin tracks are far better off having been plowed under than San Antonio Speedway and Pan American Speedway being left to slowly rot into the ground. Of course, someone with a real love for Stock Car Racing and plenty of financial resources may still show up and turn the grand old lady into a showplace once again. I keep looking....
  5. I didn't think to ask, King! I know they have a whole bunch of editing to do because they shot hours and hours worth of video and have to pack it into a 25-minute slot!
  6. Cory Roper – No. 04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford F-150 Preview Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway No. 04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals News and Notes: • Viva Las Vegas: Cory Roper will make his 4th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the No. 04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford F-150 for Roper Racing. Roper had a previous best qualifying run of 5th in 2019 at Las Vegas. • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Roper will be racing with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on his truck in Las Vegas with Carquest Auto Parts as an associate sponsor. Roper will help bring awareness toward CMN Hospitals. “It is a privilege to represent Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this weekend on the No. 04 Ford F-150,” said Roper. “This is a great cause to help change kids’ health and change the future for children all over the country. We’re going to give our very best this weekend for CMN.” Statement from CMN: “We’re thrilled to have Cory Roper and Roper Racing supporting Children’s Miracle Network this weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Our partners suggested we jump onboard with Roper Racing this weekend and we couldn’t refuse. This a great opportunity to help build awareness to our organization. We wish Cory and his team the best this weekend.” • Points: Roper comes into this race 13th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. • Race Info: The Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway begins at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 5th , 2021. The race will have live coverage on FS1, Sirius XM Radio Ch. 90 and MRN Radio. Behind the Driver’s Seat: Cory Roper: “Las Vegas is a very fun race track to compete because you can use multiple grooves on the track to race on. The trucks are also packed together with the speeds that we run. The competition here at this track is phenomenal. I look forward to battling it out with the other teams all race.” About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada which supports the health of 10 million children each year. CMN was founded in Utah on August 11th, 1983. Since 1983, CMN Hospitals have helped fill funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it coming at $1 a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. For more information go to childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/ About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to www.roperracingteam.com Cory Roper #04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford at Las Vegas. Image Roper Racing
  7. Latest Bristol Testing on DIRT

    Should be a good show if the track holds together.
  8. Spent some time at SAS on Monday with Matthew Dillner and his Lost Speedway production team. Took some pics while I was there. Press box standing tall - Flag stand standing tall too. I climbed up and it's solid as a rock up there. Didn't try to go to the press box where I spent a lot of time while writing for The San Antonio Light newspaper. Wonder who left that deep mark on the wall... Guess they don't want folks enjoying the track these days. The van was one of several vehicles used by the Lost Speedways production team. Where do I sign the waiver?? Where the fuel pump used to stand. The tank is still down there with more leaks than ever I'm guessing. Many a DQ happened at these scales or on the nearby tech pad. Victory lane and the score board could use some sprucing up. "Drivers' meeting in five minutes, y'all." I could almost hear myself say over the PA and imagine all those happy, smiling faces as we went over the lineups... Looking towards turn 1 from the second row of pit pads. Looking towards turns 1-2 from the front straight. Back gate and NASCAR signage. The little pit pass shack is long gone.
  9. Both nights of USMTS Texas Spring Nationals back at RPM Speedway this weekend CRANDALL, Texas (March 2)—The weather during the first two months of 2021 have thrown a wrench in the plans of many in the racing world. In fact, the 11th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals slated for this Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, is making another adjustment today. Due to oversaturated grounds from heavy rain this week, officials at the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, have announced that the track will not be able to host Saturday’s event. Therefore, both days are now back at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas. The Best of the Best in dirt modified racing will be lighting the fuse to kick off the 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s and guaranteed to deliver some fast and furious entertainment for Texans who have suffered through snow, ice, rain and rolling blackouts to start the new year. Dirt modified racing’s best of the best will bang wheels for $10,000 to win each night as the biggest, boldest and richest season in the 23-year history of the series gets underway in the Lone Star State with racing this Friday and Saturday. USRA Limited Mods, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Tuners and Eco Mods will also be part of the program. The USMTS competitors have banged wheels six times at the RPM Speedway, including four times last fall. After a rain-out in 2012, Johnny Scott won the series debut here in 2013 with Rodney Sanders grabbing the win when the USMTS returned 79 days later. Dereck Ramirez garnered the win last September before the series returned for the three-night season finale in November. That event produced first-time winners Jack Sartain and Brandon Sheppard on Thursday and Friday with Sheppard backing up his victory with a second straight on Saturday night. On Friday, pits open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. On Saturday, pits open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4 and racing starts at 6 p.m. With more favorable conditions and an already-prepared racing surface, RPM Speedway officials are optimistic that a test ‘n’ tune session will happen but will make an official announcement at 3 p.m. Wednesday regarding whether an open practice will be held on Thursday. The RPM Speedway is a 1/4-mile semi-banked dirt oval located southeast of Crandall on US 175 E to CR 4106 (Bud Stoy Rd. exit) to the intersection of CR 4104. The physical address is 1267 Co Rd 4106, Crandall, TX 75114. For more information, check out rpmdirt.com. USMTS TAKING DIRT TO NEW LEVEL IN 2021 The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s features 36 nights of racing with the winners of those main events set to take home over $300,000 in earnings from more than $1 million in prize money earmarked for those shows. Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win while the other 10 carry a $5,000 top prize. As if that weren’t enough, more than $230,000 is committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points standings with a record $70,000 reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion. Visit usmts.com for schedules, points, photos, souvenirs, videos and more. Follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Click here to get USMTS news delivered to your inbox.
  10. Happy Birthday to my good racing bud, Mike McCain - better known as HiTech on here - who is quickly catching to my age. I know I look a lot younger than you, Mike, but don't take it too personally.. Nick
  11. Saturated Grounds Halts ASCS Elite Non-Wing Texas Wingless Nationals by Bryan Hulbert ENNIS, Texas (March 1, 2021) Already very wet from the recent winter storms, heavy rainfall Sunday and continuing into Monday has forced officials with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating and Big O Speedway to call off this weekend’s Smiley's Racing Products Texas Wingless Nationals. “I hate to cancel a show, especially on a Monday. If we had just received the rain, it wouldn’t have been a big deal this far out, but with the ground already so wet from all the recent snow melting, the amount of rain they got last night, and with it still raining, it’s just too much,” stated ASCS Elite Non-Wing owner and founder, Nathan Moore. “Not what we wanted. Regardless, I need to thank Jim and Bridgett Moon at Big O Speedway for sticking their necks out on this show, and appreciate their support for this series.” All entry fees for the Texas Wingless Nationals will be refunded. The ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating will look to get the 2021 season off the ground on Saturday, March 27 at the Ennis, Texas oval. The 2021 season is the 30th year of competition for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network For the first time, the series can be seen live on two platforms, with Racinboys.com and FloRacing.com both featuring National Tour events in tandem. Both are subscription-based sites. FloRacing.com is $20 per month, billed annually at $150 per year. Racinboys.com is $29.99 per month. 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 in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).
  12. I-37 Speedway fresults 2/27-21

    My understanding is that the fuel cell was compromised by heat from the exhaust system and a hole developed in the gas tank. Really had zero to do with a shut-off system according to the parent of the driver involved.
  13. Madden Clinches Second Points Title, Overton Wins Finale at Modoc -Strickler fifth, Madden sixth, Overton wins from sixth in epic season finale MODOC, SC – Feb. 27, 2021 – In the midst of an already-dramatic points championship finale, Saturday’s Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Feature offered just as much excitement on the red clay of Modoc Raceway. Brandon Overton, from nearby Evans, GA, brought the fans to their feet with a bit of outside groove magic, making the pass on runner-up Ross Bailes in the closing laps to pick up $7,000 and his second Xtreme DIRTcar Feature win of the year. “[Modoc’s] kinda my home track. It’s the closest thing to me, so to win in front of everybody I know, it’s pretty awesome,” Overton said. Defending Series champion and Team Drydene driver Chris Madden, of Gray Court, SC, carried a 25-point lead into Saturday night’s finale at Modoc and left still 20 points ahead of runner-up Kyle Strickler when all was said and done. A sixth-place finish to Strickler’s top-five in the Feature was good enough to seal his second consecutive Xtreme DIRTcar championship. “It’s huge for us to win for [Drydene],” Madden said. “They help us a lot, and I’m just thankful to have them and be a part of this.” While it all worked out in the end, Madden did not get the start to his night that he was looking for. Qualifying 22nd out of 29 cars in the field, his path to the championship was in question as he searched for the right setup for his Heat Race. Richard Barnes photo “I made a really bad decision right before Qualifying; that’s on me. But we were able to dig ourselves out of the hole,” Madden said. Coming from eighth in Heat Race #1, Madden snagged the fifth and final transfer spot at the line on the final lap, placing him 13th on the starting grid for the Feature. Strickler had a much better Qualifying effort and earned a fourth-place starting spot for the 40-lap Feature via the redraw. Polesitter Christian Hanger got the jump into Turn 1 at the drop of the green and led the first two laps before Dustin Mitchell made the power move to the inside to take the top spot – one he would keep until Lap 25 when Ross Bailes made the groove one lane higher work to swipe the lead away. Overton had been riding third and decided to try the higher groove out for himself. What he found worked, as he made the move around the outside of Mitchell just four laps later. “I had to wait on everybody’s tires to get hot so they’d start getting free in [the corner], and when they started getting free in, I knew I could attack getting into [Turn] 3,” Overton said. By this time, Bailes had pulled out to a considerable lead as he approached lapped traffic. As the laps were winding down under 10-to-go, Overton made reeling Bailes in look easy. “We caught that traffic just at the right time. I didn’t run the top until I got back to [Bailes]. I went up there a lap before and I got really close and I hung, and he kinda got away, so I knew not to get really, really high in [Turn] 1 and I could still do my deal down in 3 and 4,” Overton said. With five laps left on the board, Overton knew it was crunch time. He peeled off the bottom and slung it to the higher groove he’d used on Mitchell to make the pass, bringing the Modoc crowd to their feet with his bravery as he drove off with the lead and the eventual win. “[Bailes] just kinda got it stuck up there, and I finally got it blown-off enough to finally clear him. It was a hell of a race,” Overton said. Strickler gave it a solid effort, bagging his fourth top-five in five Xtreme races this season, even after a bit of contact with Overton in the opening laps heading into Turn 1. “It cost us some spots, but it didn’t cost us a championship,” Strickler said. Madden crossed the stripe right behind him after a solid run up through the field from 13th. While he is noted for having a solid poker face in these pressure situations, Madden did admit the points situation was an active thought in his mind as he pulled onto the track for the Feature. “It was pretty heavy,” he said. “[Strickler] drew a four, and that put himself in-position to get it done. I put myself in a position to get beat. “Especially when you’re coming into the Feature and the guy you’re battling is up front and you’re in the back. It was mine to lose when I came here tonight, and I almost did it.” Despite coming up just 20 points shy of dethroning Madden and winning his first Xtreme DIRTcar championship, Strickler recalls the abundant success he’s had to this point and looks to continue it as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in 2021, chasing his first national championship as a rookie. “Top-five [finish] and second in points; I’m really proud of my guys, all my supporters and sponsors,” Strickler said. “It’s definitely a testament to how hard we’re working and how bad we want this.” Feature (40 Laps) 1. 76-Brandon Overton [6][$7,000]; 2. 79-Ross Bailes [5][$2,500]; 3. D8-Dustin Mitchell [3][$1,700]; 4. 71-Hudson O’Neal [8][$1,400]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler [4][$1,200]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [13][$1,000]; 7. 89-GR Smith [10][$800]; 8. 2-Matthew Nance [9][$700]; 9. 6JR-Parker Martin [7][$600]; 10. 18D-Daulton Wilson [15][$550]; 11. 19-Pearson Lee Williams [11][$500]; 12. 88-Trent Ivey [2][$500]; 13. J1-Joshua Bishop [14][$500]; 14. 10-Garrett Smith [18][$500]; 15. 421-Anthony Sanders [20][$500]; 16. 57-Adam Yarbrough [21][$500]; 17. 6-Dillon Brown [19][$500]; 18. 17V-Tim Vance [22][$500]; 19. O3-David Yandle [24][$500]; 20. 29-Christian Hanger [1][$500]; 21. 42K-Cla Knight [12][$500]; 22. OO-Dalton Polston [23][$500]; 23. 87-Walker Arthur [17][$500]; 24. 18-Brett Hamm [16][$500] Hard Charger: 44-Chris Madden[+7]
  14. I-37 Speedway fresults 2/27-21

    Thanks, Reb! Glad Ryker Hernandez was OK.
  15. Here is the 2021 Texas Dirt Truck Series Schedule. Going to be an exciting season and looking forward to racing at some new tracks this year and returning to a couple we haven't been to since the first season. Like and Share to help spread the word and see everyone soon!