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  1. well

    You should change your screen name to Sherlock! LOL Glad you got your truck back!
  2. results for 4-19-19

    Some great car counts! Thanks for posting, Nathan.
  3. results for 4-20-19

    Thanks, Nathan. Lots of folks rely on you for these results, me included!
  4. Ramstrom survives for Easter Bunny 150 triumph at Hickory HICKORY, NC (April 20) – Massachusetts racer Derek Ramstromprevailed in a wild race toclaimthevictory in the 14thAnnualMyComputerCareerEaster Bunny 150 Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Ramstrom’s victorywas his second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model win at Hickory after claiming the checkered flag there last November. Speed51 photo “You know a lot of stuff happened in front of me with the leaders tonight, so things played out in my favor and we earned it," said Ramstrom in victory lane. "We've had a rough start to the season and we really needed this victory. Everyone was racing really hard to halfway because we all thought the rain was coming. It was definitely a good time." In qualifying, Peltier took his 23rd career quick qualifying time in PASS with a lap of 14.603seconds (89.488MPH). After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move back to the sixthstarting position, while Tate Fogleman and Mike Hopkinswould move up to the front row. With rain being a persistent threat throughout the day and into the evening, the competition was fierce as Fogleman jumped into the early lead. Peltier and fellow Easter Bunny 150 winner, Stephen Nasee, moved to the outside groove early on and bypassed Fogleman for the lead on lap 15. The first caution of the night would wave on lap 28 for a spin by Christian Rose on the backstretch. Following the restart, Peltier would slip in turn two allowing Mike Hopkins to move by on the outside and into the lead. But, after a caution on lap 36 for a spin by Molly Helmuth and Ray Christian, III, Hopkins relinquished the lead, pitting to evaluate a vibration in his car. This handed the lead back to Peltier, who would be dogged for the next 100 laps by Bubba Pollard. Defending PASS National Champion, Derek Griffth, was eliminated in a crash on the front stretch on lap 76, which also collected current National points leader, Jake Johnson. Then, just five laps later, Jerrick Johnson spun in turn four, collecting Kyle Plott and Matt Craig among others. Over the next 60 laps, Peltier and Pollard would compete in a heavyweight bout for the lead, trading the lead back and forth, as they also traded sheet metal on occasion. It would come to a head with 16 laps to go as the two made contact down the backstretch and again in turn four, sending Pollard for a spin. Peltier would be placed at the rear of the field with Pollard for his involvement in the incident. This put Fogleman out front again, until lap 140 when he was bypassed on the outside for the lead by Hopkins. The caution would wave just three laps later for wall contact by Craig in turn two. On the restart, both Fogleman and Corey Heim were able to move around Hopkins and into the top two positions. But, with four laps to go, Fogleman spun after contact from Heim to bring out the caution, resulting in both cars going to the rear. On the final restart, Ramstrom was able to get by Hopkins for the lead and led the final four laps for his first ever triumph in the Easter Bunny 150. Following them at the checkers were Brandon Setzer, Travis Stearns, and rookie Justin Crider. Rounding out the top ten were Pollard, Gracie Trotter, Trey Jarrell, Nasse, and Nicholas Naugle. The PASS NorthSuper Late Models will be in action next Sundayafternoon, April28 fortheHoney Badger Bar & Grill 150at Oxford PlainsSpeedway in Maine. WhilethePASS National Championshipwill hit the track again on Sunday, June 23at New Hampshire MotorSpeedwayin Loudon, NHas part of the 3rd Annual New England Short Track Showdown. Entry forms are currently availablefor Oxford Plainsat ProAllStarsSeries.com. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. PASS Super Late Model – 14thAnnual Easter Bunny 150 – Unofficial Results 1. 35 – Derek Ramstrom 150 17. 8f – Tate Fogleman 145 2. 15 – Mike Hopkins 150 18. 54 – Matt Craig 141 3. 6 – Brandon Setzer 150 19. 96 – Wyatt Alexander 133 4. 16me – Travis Stearns 150 20. 7 – Travis Benjamin 132 5. 7c – Justin Crider 150 21. 28 – Jared Irvan 128 6. 26p – Bubba Pollard 150 22. 92 – Jason Stanley 119 7. 2 – Gracie Trotter 150 23. 21x – Bronson Butcher 89 8. 21 – Trey Jarrell 150 24. 45 – Kodie Conner 77 9. 51n – Stephen Nasse 150 25. 50 – Jett Noland 77 10. 08 – Nicholas Naugle 150 26. 4p – Kyle Plott 77 11. 33 – Preston Peltier 150 27. 13 - Wes Burton 77 12. 76 – Jerrick Johnson 150 28. 15ma – Jake Johnson 76 13. 78 – Corey Heim 150 29. 12g – Derek Griffith 71 14. 21b – Trey Bayne 149 30. 4n – Ben Rowe 60 15. 24j – JP Josiasse 148 31. 93 – Ray Christian, III - 36 16. 16 – Molly Helmuth 147 32. 43 – Devin O'Connell 36 33. 26 - Christian Rose 33
  5. Reutzel Reroutes to Knoxville this Weekend after Opening All Star Campaign with Pair of Top-Fives by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (April 19, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team opened up their All Star Circuit of Champions title defense in strong form by posting a pair of top-fives in last weekend’s events. Originally on the way to Attica Raceway Park for another pair of All Star events, inclement Ohio weather has redirected the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team back to Iowa for Saturday night’s season-opening card at Knoxville Raceway. “It’s always good to be able to get in an extra night or two at Knoxville before the Nationals just to see where we’re at with the car and what we need to do to be ready in August,” Reutzel explains. Last weekend’s originally-slated four-race set got under way at Virginia Motor Speedway with Reutzel timing in second-quickest and needing nothing more than a top-five heat race finish to lock into a Dash. However, engine problems late in the heat race raised the degree of difficulty for the night. Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew responded though, making repairs and then charging from the 22nd starting position in the feature event to post a top-five finish. And Reutzel felt it could have been better if not for a late skirmish with a lapped car. “We were really fast and we came right through the field,” Reutzel recalls. “I think we could have been right there in the mix for the win if that lapped car wouldn’t have pulled that stunt.” Even after the contact, Reutzel recovered and regained a pair of lost positions to open his All Star title defense with a fifth-place finish. After Friday’s round at Williams Grove Speedway in central Pennsylvania fell victim to rain, action continued on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway with Reutzel driving the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry to another strong finish in fourth. “We missed it a little bit in qualifying, but it worked out and put on the front row of our heat race,” Reutzel explains. Reutzel made the most of it, winning his heat race and then scoring a third-place Dash finish to secure the fifth starting position for the 30-lap main event. Reutzel stayed among the lead pack throughout before ultimately taking the checkered flag in fourth. “We couldn’t quite get off the corners that we needed to in the feature,” Reutzel says. “That really kept us from being able to contend more for the win, but at least we were able to get away with a good finish.” Following another rainout on Sunday at Bedford Speedway, Reutzel and company left the opening weekend of All Star Circuit of Champions points action a close second in points. Now the team looks to get dialed in at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. 2019 Quick Stats: 19 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 10 top-tens. Next Up: Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  6. Seth Bergman Wins ASCS Sooner/NCRA Showdown At Humboldt Speedway by Bryan Hulbert HUMBOLDT, Kan. (April 19, 2019) Back in Victory Lane, Washington's Seth Bergman captured his 37th career ASCS Regional victory on Friday night at Humboldt Speedway, doing so with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products aboard the Corridor Electric/Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23. Going head-to-head with the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA), Seth Bergman was able to pick his way to the front of the field after starting sixth in Friday's 30-lap affair. Running the cushion, Seth worked into the top three in the opening laps while Alex Sewell led the way with Andrew Deal in tow. Moving to second as Deal made heavy contact with the wall in turns three and four with 13 laps complete, Seth tried the bottom of turns one and two for the lead with no success. Back to the cushion in three and four, Bergman was challenged for a moment by Sean McClelland for the runner-up spot but was able to fend off the charge. Caution again on Lap 21, Sewell again found his command of the race challenged at the wave of the green but again was able to hold as Bergman slipped to third before the red lights blinked on. Moving the field back into its previous formation, Seth this time was able to slip past Alex Sewell for the lead off the exit of the second turn. Battling with Sean McClelland to hold second the following lap, Sewell slapped the wall and went over in turn two; collecting fourth running Tim Crawley. No one was harmed. With Sean McClelland in pursuit on the restart, Bergman was able to hold off the D&E Supply No. 22 with Blake Hahn coming from 11th to take the final podium step following a late race battle with Wayne Johnson. Advancing from 12th, Harli White made up the top five. Cannon McIntosh crossed sixth with Tim Crawley able to remain on track to finish seventh. Moving up from 19th, Jeremy Campbell was the top finishing driver with NCRA in eighth with Fred Mattox and 20th starting, Jeff Stasa, completing the top ten. The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products goes green again with the Stealth Recovery ASCS Mid-South Region on Saturday, April 20 at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. Events at Tri-State Speedway are presented by Bravado Wireless and The Mower Shop, Inc. Saturday, April 20 opens at 6:00 P.M. with racing getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). The night's races include NexGens, Factory Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Modifieds. Tri-State Speedway is located at 1705 W Race Track Rd. in Pocola, Okla. Information on the track can be found by phone to (918) 575-1369 or online at http://www.tri-statespeedway.com. 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 on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Sooner Region and NCRA Humboldt Speedway - Humboldt, Kan. Friday, April 19, 2019 Car Count: 33 Schure Built Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal, [4]; 2. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [1]; 3. 10-Landon Britt, [2]; 4. 92J-J.R. Topper, [3]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [8]; 6. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [7]; 7. 2-Joseph Miller, [6]; 8. 31M-Eric Mathews, [5]; 9. 07-Michael Bookout, [9] Lightning Wings Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [4]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 5. 20G-Jake Greider, [5]; 6. 50Z-Zach Chappell, [3]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [6] Smith Titanium Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Tim Crawley, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 3. 1-Don Droud Jr, [3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 5. 26M-Fred Mattox, [1]; 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, [4]; 7. 37H-Nick Howard, [8]; 8. 23X-Grady Chandler, [7] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Casey Wills, [1]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 3. 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 91-Jeff Stasa, [3]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [5]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [7]; 8. 7F-Noah Harris, [8] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 26M-Fred Mattox, [4]; 2. 50Z-Zach Chappell, [6]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [3]; 4. 37H-Nick Howard, [5]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [9]; 6. 7F-Noah Harris, [8]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [7]; 8. 07-Michael Bookout, [10]; 9. 92J-J.R. Topper, [2]; 10. 10-Landon Britt, [1] B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 11G-Mike Goodman, [1]; 2. 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 3. 91-Jeff Stasa, [3]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [6]; 5. 90-Lance Norick, [4]; 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, [5]; 7. 23X-Grady Chandler, [8]; 8. 31M-Eric Mathews, [9]; 9. 2-Joseph Miller, [7] A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 2. 22-Sean McClelland, [5]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [11]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [12]; 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [10]; 7. 1X-Tim Crawley, [2]; 8. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [19]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [15]; 10. 91-Jeff Stasa, [20]; 11. 8-Alex Sewell, [1]; 12. 9$-Kyle Clark, [7]; 13. 11G-Mike Goodman, [16]; 14. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [9]; 15. 15D-Andrew Deal, [4]; 16. 31-Casey Wills, [8]; 17. 95-Matt Covington, [13]; 18. 1-Don Droud Jr, [14]; 19. 20G-Jake Greider, [18]; 20. 50Z-Zach Chappell, [17]
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  9. DON’T MISS THE ‘BANDITS at the BRAND NEW 82 SPEEDWAY – SAT. APR. 27th! Petty, TX (4/9/19) - First off, everyone needs to mark their calendars right now to plan to come to the new 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas on Saturday, April 27th for the Sprint Car Bandits Championships event! This is going to be a throwdown track for sprint car racing – and this is going to be the first sprint car event held on the new track configuration. Here’s the scoop on the new 82 Speedway: -There are no walls all the way around the immediate racing surface of the track - including the straights. There is a runoff area of about 10' on the straights and upwards of 30' in the corners! -The wide, full 1/3 mile track has plenty of width and will encourage lots of slide jobs, momentum and racing room, while still giving fans the ‘in-your-face’ racing experience they love. -The facility is laid out great, and there's tons of space for everyone, from the pit area through the grandstand to the spectator parking area. -It's located directly on Hwy 82 between Paris (15 minutes west) and Bonham (20 minutes east), so there's no having to 'search' for the track. It took me about 80 minutes to get there from the intersection of I-30/Bush/Bass Pro Shops in the Metroplex. Adult GA to this event is just $17, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35. Small food/drink coolers (no glass containers) are allowed with a $5 service fee. A full compliment of hot food and cold soft drinks are available. Maps location is 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on Facebook @82Speedway. -Very good lighting, track amenities and excellent safety features. -The elevated grandstand has seating for 3,400 fans - and the entire facility has zero obstructed views for fans in any seat. (Same goes for the pit grandstands.) -As witnessed on opening night there, the track owners are all about the advancement of the sport and are very rational, fair and caring people and are all about creating an environment at the property everyone can enjoy going to. RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019. If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season. The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Cody Hall, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. This is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held. All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015. And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working. Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits . NOTE TO SPRINT TEAMS GETTING THERE: It actually only took us like an hour and 20 minutes to get there from our location (Bass Pro Shops/Lake Ray Hubbard). We've actually been up there a few times already, but if you use Siri, there's a pretty decent shortcut that takes us there. But for people hauling trailers you've got to be 'up on the wheel' if Siri takes you there on Hwy 50 going north out of Commerce. And for those that know me, I don't like being in panic situations (that are avoidable) when driving a race car hauler. There are two areas that you need to pay close attention to: 1. When you start to arrive in Ladonia, be advised that all of the sudden in the middle of the town...the asphalt suddenly ends and the road turns to gravel for about 4 blocks! If you're not mentally prepared for this unexpected twist, it can really throw you for a loop - as you do NOT want to accidentally turn thinking you're not supposed to go down that gravel road - as that is the correct way - and there are a lot of tiny TINY 'streets' that you'd have to figure out how to traverse to get back to where you're supposed to be. LOL, but it definitely had me a bit out-of-sorts for a moment the first time I encountered it. 2. And the final item to watch for is when you arrive in Honey Grove. When you approach the stoplight where you turn right onto Hwy 56 (you'll see a Shamrock gas station on the right side of the intersection), there is a pretty significant grade change going from where you pull up to the stoplight through where you turn on to Hwy 56. If you're not careful about taking the corner wide enough, I can totally see someone dragging the tail of their trailer on the ground due to the grade change getting on to the road. Bottom line, 82 Speedway is clearly one of the top dirt tracks and facilities in the entire region. I really feel all the racers will enjoy it, the fans will love it and I can't wait til we have our first of three Sprint Car Bandits series stops at this ultra-modern speed plant - with the first one in the pipeline coming on Saturday April 27th...so DON'T MISS IT! Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!
  10. Strong Field Set To Tackle Hickory At 14th Annual Easter Bunny 150 NAPLES, ME(April 17) – As the 14th Annual My Computer Career Easter Bunny 150 approaches this weekend, drivers and teams from across North America are making their annual holiday trek to Hickory Motor Speedway. The action-packed Saturday of racing will also see Mini Stocks added to the Easter Bunny weekend, utilizing Carolina Mini Stock Challenge rules. Meanwhile, the state of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racing in the Mid-Atlantic appears to be on the rebound. As it has since 2006, the MyComputerCareerEaster Bunny 150 and its iconic trophy have become bucket list material for many short track racers from across the country. But, there is even more on the line in this year’s version of theMyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150. With over 30 cars already entered, the “Bunny” has added importance this year as it is once again a part of the prestigious PASS National Championship Series. Five-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, has seen the Easter Bunny 150 grow since its inception in 2006 and he believes it will just to continue to grow as one of short track racing's premier events. “I think it’s just getting bigger and bigger,” says Rowe, a winner of the Easter Bunny 150 in 2009 and 2016. “Everyone in the south knows the Easter Bunny at Hickory now. Just look at Bubba Pollard, one of the best Super Late Model racers in the country is coming to Hickory again to try and get the Easter Bunny trophy, that says a lot.” On the other end of the spectrum is second-year PASS racer, Gracie Trotter. Trotter turned heads with an impressive drive in the 2017 Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory. Coming off a history making sixth place finish in Asheboro, NC last year, which tied Kenzie Ruston and Tayla Orleansas the best finish by a female ever in PASS competition, Trotter is ready to try her hand again against the best short trackers on the continent. “I've always ran well at Hickory and holding off Ben Rowe for the win in the last chance race a couple of years ago was huge,” says Trotter. “There are a lot of cars in this race so I’m going to have to stay on my toes. I know if I stay patient, keep the nose clean, and watch ahead, I can get a good finish.” Rowe and Trotter will be up against one of the strongest fields ever assembled on Saturday for the 14thAnnualMyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150, including 6-Time Easter Bunny 150 winner, Preston Peltier, defending Oxford 250 winner, Bubba Pollard, and former Hickory winner and fan favorite, Brandon Setzer. They will be joined by a huge contingent of New Englanders including 2-Time Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin, as well as defending PASS National Champion, Derek Griffith,last year's Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown winner, Derek Ramstrom, Gabe Brown, Ray Christian, III, Jake Johnson,Richmond winner, Mike Hopkins,Devin O'Connell, Travis Stearns, and Craig Weinstein. 3-time PASS South champion, Matt Craig will be seeking his first Hickory win, along with southern drivers like New England transplant Wyatt Alexander, as well as Kodie Conner, Justin Crider, former PASS South champion, Tate Fogleman, Jared Irvan, Trey Jarrell, Kyle Plott, and Blaise Rutherford. Jerrick Johnson will pilot the MyComputer Career machine and will be joined by Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, Amber Balcaen, making her first PASS Super Late Model start. And two Canadian provinces are currently represented by Ontario’s, JP Josiasse and Nova Scotia's, Nicholas Naugle. The action kicks off on Friday, with optional practice for the PASS Super Late Model and Mini Stocks from 3– 6PM. On Saturday, practice will begin at 2 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:30 PM, the pit partyand Easter egg huntat 6PM, and features for the PASS Super Late Models and Mini Stocks at 7 PM Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the 14thAnnual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150are posted onProAllStarsSeries.com, along with forms for next weekend's Oxford Plains Speedway opener and the 46th Annual Oxford 250. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  11. Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said. The Germantown, Tenn. native is an original outlaw. He ran in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ inaugural 1978 season, and since then amassed three Series championships, 394 Series wins and has broken several Series records. He continued his more than 30-year Sprint Car career, racing with the World of Outlaws, April 12, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in the No. 1 Thone Motorsports car — his ride for 40 to 50 Sprint Car races this year, which include several World of Outlaws races. Next on his schedule is the Midwest triple-header weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday, April 26, Federated Auto Parts Raceway, on Saturday, April 27 and Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday, April 28. “It’s just, I love driving Sprint Cars,” Swindell said. “And the 410s are kind of the ultimate deal. We could go run a lot of other little shows, but you got to beat the best to know you’re that close, or that good. I’ve always not shied away from running with the best cars.” There’s no slowing him down, and his son, Kevin Swindell, knows it. In 2000, Sammy took a step back from racing to spend more time on Kevin’s career. But that still didn’t stop him from racing; and winning. He won his fifth and final Chili Bowl Midget Nationals win in 2009, and claimed several World of Outlaws victory after that time — his last Series win coming at Eldora Speedway in 2014. Kevin suffered a spinal injury during the 2015 Knoxville Nationals that ended his racing career. While he supports his father’s racing habits, he does worry about him. “A part of me wishes he would just quit and not hurt himself or just wear his body out to the point he can’t just relax and enjoy a real retirement,” Kevin Swindell said. “I think until we can find him something that can really consume his time, it’s gonna be hard to get him to slow down.” Sammy Swindell said people have asked him when he is going to retire. His answer, “I don’t know.” “You know, it might be one day when I can’t see as good, or I can’t do this, or I’ve got some kind of handicap deal, something that’s keeping me from being competitive or winning races,” Swindell said. “Well then that’s time for me to do something, kind of step back and maybe not do the driving anymore.” He understands age is not a race he can win, though. “It’s like, you know, there’s only so many (races) I want to do and can do,” Swindell said. “As far as doing a weekend or a couple of weekends, that’s fine. But trying to do this every day, every day, it’s definitely harder when you get older.” He said he feels comfortable and capable of running about 50 races a year, compared to the more than 90 race World of Outlaws schedule. Not only does his age play a factor into that, but the budget of the team, too. When it comes to setting up the cars, age is his greatest advantage. From the inaugural 1978 World of Outlaws season to now, Swindell said there’s only “little things” that are different between the current and old cars. The biggest change, he said, are the shocks. “There’s so many things you can do (with the shocks),” Swindell said. “Before you just put it on and ran it. You might have 60 in your trailer and you have maybe eight that you like. And we didn’t have dynos to test them. Now, it’s just got so much more technical. Since there’s so much change you can really get yourself dialed in or dialed out.” For a time, the older cars were faster than the newer ones, Swindell said because of weight and tire rules. However, the current generation cars have gotten back to being as fast, if not faster, then the old ones. “They seem to keep getting faster and faster,” Swindell said. “You’ve got to be real quick. You’ve got to time everything a lot different than you used to.” The cars are harder to drive now, too. Your time to make a move from corner to corner has shortened, he said, making it harder to pass. “Sometimes it’s just hard because the times are so close now,” Swindell said. “A tenth, you can be up front or be from the mid-pack to the back. You have to work harder and have everything exactly right.” He loves the challenge, though, he said. Running part-time makes it hard to keep up with the car race to race, but Swindell still believes he and his team can be competitive. There’s no slowing him down. His legacy and passion for the sport is not lost on one of the current youngest World of Outlaws drivers, rookie Carson Macedo. “It’s pretty incredible to get to race with him,” Macedo said. “He’s definitely a legend of our sport. I think it’s awesome he’s still in good enough shape and strong enough mentally to put himself in that racing position still at his age.” While Steve Kinser may have been who Macedo looked up to growing up, his respect for Swindell grew with age, learning the staggering accomplishments Swindell has garnered. “The more I race and the more I realize how physically demanding a lot of it is, being on the World of Outlaws tour for that long, and just he’s definitely accomplished a lot in his life,” Macedo said. “There’s a lot of times I think, in racing, Sammy hasn’t always been the most easy person to get along with. In some instances, some drivers don’t consider him their best friend, but at the end of the day, everybody has respect for him, because of what he’s been able to accomplish and how hard he’s worked to make such a successful career out of Sprint Car racing.” The atmosphere in the pits are a little different for Sammy now. A lot of the drivers he grew up racing with, even some 10 to 12 years younger than him aren’t racing anymore. At 62-years-old, Steve Kinser retired in 2016. That’s impressive to Swindell's son. “I think it’s just truly impressive to think back on what those guys put their bodies through for so many years in a whole different era of medical remedies and what not,” Kevin Swindell said. “And he (Sammy) still can get after it with these guys at his age on a part-time effort.” And get after it is what he plans to do. “There’s not too many people in their 60s that have won an Outlaws race,” Sammy Swindell said. “It’s like every time I do, well, that’s a new record. It’s like, now I’m the oldest. Breaking records myself, my own records.” There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. Don’t miss a second of the action at Lake Ozark Speedway, Federated Auto Parts Raceway or Jacksonville Speedway, get your tickets by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or call 844-DIRT-TIX. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch the race LIVE on DIRTVISION.com.
  12. IT’S a HUGE SPRINT CAR BANDITS RACE WEEK at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY – THIS SAT. APRIL 20th, 7pm -DON’T MISS Pre-Race SCB FAN FEST from 6 until about 6:45pm, it’s going to be a BLAST! Meet the drivers, get selfies, see the cars up close, buy team and series apparel – and get your ‘race on’ early with the great cold drinks and hot food at the LoneStar Speedway concessions stand! LoneStar also has a great line of track souvenirs as well, so don’t miss out on all the pre-race activities! - The current FORECAST is DRY, SUNNY & 78°!!! - ADULT G.A. to this event is just $17! Thanks to LSS for holding the line and keeping ticket prices to this awesome event as family-friendly as possible! - All LoneStar divisions are racing for great purse money too – Outlaw Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders! The Sprint Cars will be 2nd or 3rd feature out. - Added bonuses: The SCB heat race winners will each collect $100 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! The top 6 qualifiers will all go to the Cabinets by Tommy $500 Pole Scramble, which will be a 5-lap race and will determine the top 6 starters in the feature, with the winner collecting $500 cash! - H-U-G-E Easter Egg Hunt for the Kiddo’s. Racers please bring extra filled eggs to be added to the huge amount of them provided by the track, so each kid gets a bunch of them! Here are complete event details: Kilgore, TX (04/15/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the 1/3-mile high banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore THIS SATURDAY, April 20th with the annual running of the Bunny Hop 25. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest behind the grandstands from 6-6:45pm, followed by the annual massive Easter Egg Hunt for the kids (race teams: please bring filled eggs to add to the huge eggstravaganza!). :30 LSS 2018 Series Finale REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at LoneStar Speedway was September 29th, and the feature race was full of ‘typical’ LoneStar action. And when I say typical, I mean full of excitement…which is the norm at LoneStar when the sprint cars hit the high banks! Scott Evans and Michael Day would pace the 21-car starting field early on, with a hungry Marcus Thomas in tow. Marcus had just returned to racing after a near career ending crash last May in Louisiana. Thomas would take command of the 25-lapper mid-way through and then disaster struck with two laps to go. Thomas was hammer down on the fast slurpy clay surface when two lapped cars directly in front of him were racing side-by-side, and both he and Michael Day closed at a rate so fast that they had to get on the binders enough that they made contact, resulting with Thomas knocking down his left rear tire. The green would remain out the final two laps, with Thomas limping to the pits, while Day would take home the $2,000 win. RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019. If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season. The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Cody Hall, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway." Adult GA to this event is $17, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35. RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. $500 POLE SCRAMBLE ADDED: Tommy Bryant of Cabinets By Tommy LLC in Granbury Texas has stepped up to provide the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits drivers a sizable bonus for the April 20th series event coming to LoneStar Speedway (near Kilgore, TX – Exit 583 & I-20), with the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble! SBC :30 SECOND REWIND: During the past 17 Sprint Car Bandits events (dating back to the first event of 2018, through today), there have been 14 different feature winners – which is pretty incredible. This factoid is a further testament of just how well the SCB series rules work and how deep the competition is throughout the field of drivers. And only 4 of those 17 feature winners actually started from the pole position in the feature event, which shows how much actual racing goes on at our series events! That being said, here’s how the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble will work at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th: All SCB teams will draw in and qualify in their heat races as normal, with normal series passing points. At the conclusion of the heat races, finishing points plus passing points will be added up for each driver (as always), and the top 6 in overall points after the heat races will advance to the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble. The 5-lap Pole Scramble will be lined up straight up by overall heat race points, and the winner will take home an additional $500 from Cabinets by Tommy LLC! In addition, the finishing order of the Pole Scramble will become the lineup for the first 3 rows of that night’s 25-lap championship feature event. The balance of the feature field will be as normal, which is straight up by heat race points for drivers finishing 7th through 16th. The remaining cars will come from the B-feature (which is also lined straight up by finishing points 17th (on the pole of the through the last remaining car in the field). In light of the fact that all Sprint Car Bandits feature race lineups have always been straight up (no dreaded redraws), this will add a real interesting twist. For example, at the last SCB event, heat race pole sitter Channin Tankersley started on the pole of his heat race and blistered the field. However, there were several other drivers that earned more total points than him at the end of the heats, so Channin was slated to line up 6th in the feature event. Now, with the advent of the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble, a driver like that now has a chance to pass more cars to improve their starting spot in the feature…and the winner is going to collect a $500 bonus, to boot! It should be a lot of fun and make for added excitement for the race fans. MORE ABOUT THE SPONSOR, Cabinets by Tommy LLC: Tommy Bryant is the company head, which is based out of Granbury Texas (southwest of Ft. Worth). Many of you know his daughter through sprint car racing, which is Britany Bryant that drove the beautiful #99B car at select Sprint Car Bandits events in the past. Cabinets by Tommy LLC is an extremely popular service-providing company for many homeowners throughout the Metroplex area, and they can be reached at TommysCabinets@outlook.com or by phoning 817-991-0659. Tommy, Britany and crew will be on hand to meet with racers and the fans at the Pre-Race Fan Fest at LoneStar, taking place at 6-6:45pm in the grandstand area on April 20th. PLUS KOOL TRIKES $100 HEAT RACE BONUSES: Kool Trikes out of Clarksville Texas (east of Paris on Hwy 82) is a manufacturer of independent suspension trike conversion kits exclusively for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Kool Trikes offers kits to convert your two-wheel Harley Davidson motorcycle to a three-wheeler. They have kits for every popular Harley model as well as an independent suspension upgrade for the Harley factory Tri Glides as well. Last year Kool Trikes was an associate sponsor on Sammy Swindell's sprint car for the Knoxville Nationals, but this year Kool Trikes founder Randy Butler has decided to go back to his roots and sponsor events to help support local racers and the racing community, and has formed an alliance with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series based out of DFW. Kool Trikes was created 11 years ago by long-time sprint car and winged super modified driver Randy Butler. Many of you fans will remember his great looking #5 sprinter that competed in a variety of series events, such as the IRA, WoO and ASCoC. A few years after sustaining career ending injuries at Knoxville in 1998 he decided that he wanted a motorcycle again. Problem was suffering from occasional bouts of vertigo riding a two-wheeler was just to unsafe. Randy started looking into three-wheelers, or as they are known, trikes. He could see a need for trikes in general and became a dealer for three national brands. Problem was he couldn't find a trike that met his quality standards in ride, handling, and fit and finish expectations. Riding a trike just wasn't as fun as it should have been. Randy decided to build a better mouse trap so to speak...and Kool Trikes was born. To contact Kool Trikes, visit them at www.KoolTrikes.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kool-Trikes-353958338031966 Plus, you can visit with Randy in the Sprint Car Bandits pre-race Fan Fest at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th and at 82 Speedway on Saturday, April 27th. See posted event flyers for details such as times and locations. Randy will have a Kool Trikes unit on display in the Fan Fest area. Additionally, for those two specific Sprint Car Bandits series events, all of the sprint car heat races will be renamed the Sprint Car Bandits Kool Trikes Heat Races, each paying $100/win from Kool Trikes! This event is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held. All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015. And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working. Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits . NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 04/15/19: March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX (Marcus Thomas winner) March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, May 18) April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22) April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend) April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX May 11 (Saturday) – Event booked, to be announced in the next few days May 18 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend) June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX ~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~ September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start September 28 (Saturday) - 'Fall Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX October 11 (Fri) – To be announced October 12 (Sat) – To be announced Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to LoneStar Speedway, near Kilgore Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/3 mile oval for the only scheduled time in 2019!
  13. 1-37 Speedway Canceled 4-13-19

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