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  1. 2018 Schedule Features New Tracks, Traditional Dates and Special Events as The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary CONCORD, NC - Nov. 17, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series releases its 2018 schedule. The beast that Ted Johnson brought to life back in 1978 has officially reached 40 years of existence. Heading into a new decade, The Greatest Show on Dirt has become the premier dirt track series in the world and appears to be stronger than ever. A total of ninety-one dates will fill the 2018 Series schedule, including 23 multi-day events with 48 race nights. The series will visit 53 tracks in 24 states over nearly 30,000 highway miles. The 2018 season will commence in Florida in February (#FLinFEB), with the much-anticipated and highly-revered DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park and conclude with the blockbuster Textron Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, Nov. 1-3; but the meat of the schedule is as action-packed as ever. Following DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads West to compete in the annual spring tour through California, but first The Greatest Show on Dirt will stop in Texas with visits to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Feb. 23 and 24. The FVP Outlaw Showdown moves to Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway. The California swing will include two-day weekends at Tulare and Stockton, a midweek visit to Placerville, and the return after a year to Ocean Speedway on Friday, March 23 and Bakersfield Speedway, Saturday, March 24. This year's must-see event as the Series celebrates its inception, will be the Texas Outlaw Nationals. The official two-day birthday party at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, in Mesquite, Texas - on the very site where the Series ran its first race - will culminate with a $20,000-to-win payday. Another highly anticipated show this season will be the Series' inaugural visit to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Wednesday, May 30. The ¼-mile track is a fan favorite and has played host to one of dirt Late Model racing's most prestigious events, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prairie Dirt Classic. The World of Outlaws will also make a few celebrated returns to tracks they haven't been to in quite some time. After a long absence, the Series returns to Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway on Saturday, April 28; Farley (IA) Speedway on Friday, June 22; and Terre Haute (IN) Action Track on Saturday, October 13. The staples of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the 2018 slate, including the Month of Money, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famous Eldora Speedway and concluding with the World of Outlaws-co-sanctioned $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals. One additional visit to Eldora Speedway is slated in 2018, for the new #LastCallforThemAll show on Sunday, Oct. 14. With last season's Ironman 55 rained out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, one driver could win $40,000 at the 2018 event, with $20,000-to-win features on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Two more major events, the Jackson Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open, will see their purse increased significantly in 2018. The 40th running of the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota will pay a hefty $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The 56th running of the Williams Grove National Open will pay a smooth $56,000 to the winner, with $1000 to start, making it the second richest event on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule behind the Knoxville Nationals. Additionally, fan favorites Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada and Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania have been awarded two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows. The lucrative 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule will crown a champion at the season's most anticipated event, the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway - the only event on the planet featuring the sport's three premier series: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Tickets are on sale now for the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter for more information and tickets for other events. Fri. Feb. 9 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Fla. Buy Tickets Event Info Watch Live On DIRTVision Sat. Feb. 10 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Fla. Buy Tickets Event Info Watch Live On DIRTVision Sun. Feb. 11 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Fla. Buy Tickets Event Info Watch Live On DIRTVision Fri. Feb. 23 Cotton Bowl Speedway Paige, Texas Sat. Feb. 24 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, Texas Wed. Feb. 28 FVP Outlaw Showdown The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. Buy Tickets MARCH Thurs. March 1 FVP Outlaw Showdown The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. Buy Tickets Sat. March 3 SoCal Showdown Perris Auto Speedway Perris, Calif. Fri. March 9 Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, Calif. Buy Tickets Sat. March 10 Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, Calif. Buy Tickets Fri. March 16 FVP Western Spring Shootout Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, Calif. Sat. March 17 FVP Western Spring Shootout Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, Calif. Wed. March 21 Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts Placerville Speedway Placerville, Calif. Fri. March 23 Ocean Speedway Watsonville, Calif. Sat. March 24 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield, Calif. APRIL Sat. April 7 Arizona Desert Shootout Arizona Speedway Queen Creek, Ariz. Fri. April 13 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, Ill. Sat. April 14 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. Buy Tickets Fri. April 20 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis, Ark. Sat. April 21 Spring Classic Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, Mo. Fri. April 27 Texas Outlaw Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Sat. April 28 Texas Outlaw Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas MAY Fri. May 4 Lake Ozark Speedway Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Sat. May 5 Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina, Okla. Fri. May 11 #LetsRaceTwo Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Sat. May 12 #LetsRaceTwo Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Wed. May 16 Gettysburg Clash Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, Pa. Fri. May 18 Spring Classic Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa. Buy Tickets Sat. May 19 Morgan Cup Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa. Buy Tickets Tues. May 22 TBA Fri. May 25 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, N.C. Sat. May 26 TBA Mon. May 28 Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Ind. Wed. May 30 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury, Ill. JUNE Fri. June 1 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, Mich. Sat. June 2 Badger 40 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, Wis. Thurs. June 7 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex Jackson, Minn. Fri. June 8 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex Jackson, Minn. Sat. June 9 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex Jackson, Minn. Fri. June 15 Northern Tour River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, N.D. Sun. June 17 Magic City Showdown Nodak Speedway Minot, N.D. Wed. June 20 TBA Fri. June 22 Farley Speedway Farley, Iowa Sat. June 23 Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, Wis. Fri. June 29 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Sat. June 30 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa JULY Fri. July 6 FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, Wis. Sat. July 7 FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, Wis. Tues. July 10 Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Attica Raceway Park Attica, Ohio Thurs. July 12 Jokers Wild Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Fri. July 13 Knight Before the Kings Royal Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Sat. July 14 Kings Royal Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Tues. July 17 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Lernerville Speedway Sarver, Pa. Fri. July 20 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa. Sat. July 21 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa. Mon. July 23 Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, Ont. Buy Tickets Tues. July 24 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, Ont. Buy Tickets Fri. July 27 The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, N.Y. Sun. July 29 Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, N.Y. AUGUST Fri. Aug. 3 Night Before the Ironman Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, Mo. Sat. Aug. 4 Ironman 55 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, Mo. Wed. Aug. 8 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Thurs. Aug. 9 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Fri. Aug. 10 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Sat. Aug. 11 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Fri. Aug. 17 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, N.D. Sat. Aug. 18 Duel in the Dakotas Red River Valley Speedway West Fargo, N.D. Fri. Aug. 24 Rushmore Outlaw Showdown Black Hills Speedway Rapid City, S.D. Sat. Aug. 25 TBA Fri. Aug. 31 Outlaw Energy Showdown Skagit Speedway Alger, Wash. SEPTEMBER Sat. Sept. 1 Outlaw Energy Showdown Skagit Speedway Alger, Wash. Mon. Sept. 3 Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Wash. Wed. Sept. 5 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Ore. Fri. Sept. 7 Gold Cup Race of Champions Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, Calif. Buy Tickets Sat. Sept. 8 Gold Cup Race of Champions Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, Calif. Buy Tickets Fri. Sept. 14 Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, Calif. Sat. Sept. 15 Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, Calif. Fri. Sept. 21 BeFour the Crowns Showdown Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Sat. Sept. 22 Commonwealth Clash Lernerville Speedway Sarver, Pa. Fri. Sept. 28 Champion Racing Oil National Open Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa. Buy Tickets Sat. Sept. 29 Champion Racing Oil National Open Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa. Buy Tickets OCTOBER Sat. Oct. 6 Fulton Speedway Fulton, N.Y. Sat. Oct. 13 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Ind. Sun. Oct. 14 #LastCallForThemAll Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio Fri. Oct. 19 FVP Platinum Battery Shootout Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, Kan. Sat. Oct. 20 Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, Kan. Fri. Oct. 26 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, Pa. Sat. Oct. 27 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, Pa. NOVEMBER Thurs. Nov. 1 Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, N.C. Event Info Fri. Nov. 2 Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, N.C. Event Info Sat. Nov. 3 Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, N.C.
  2. ERIE, MICHIGAN (November 14, 2017) – The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season’s $76,535 points money and awards handed out. The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion. Irwin’s share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609. Irwin and wife/car owner Adrianna looked ready for to appear at a celebrity awards show in their vintage 50s-style attire. 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship final points Driver Total Trophy sponsor 1 Steve Irwin 1899 Hartford Speedway 2 Thomas Schinderle 1826 Noisee1 Motorsports 3 Gregg Dalman 1770 Crystal Motor Speedway 4 Chris Jones 1426 The Perfit Corporation 5 Ryan Ruhl 1409 Roger & Pat Holzinger 6 Jay Steinebach 1385 Lane Automotive 7 Robert Bulloch 1366 Ruiz Tree & Landscape Services 8 Andrew Scheid 1342 Merritt Speedway 9 Andy Chehowski 1342 Pell’s Tire Service 10 Mark Aldrich 1132 Engine Pro 11 Joe Swanson 1114 John & Kathie Naida 12 Tony Bures 1106 Butler Speedway Championship points awards Allstar Performance products compliments of Sprints On Dirt: Aluminum radiator Front axle Knee guard Wing tree Aero tank cover Heating pad Front bumper Rock screen Gear totes (10) Tool tray Top wing cap Drain pan Pitman arm Water temperature gauge Oil pressure gauge Mud scrapers Drag link tether Distributed among top 12 in championship points Allstar Performance crew gloves compliments of Sprints On Dirt Each driver ATL Racing Fuel Cells product certificate Ryan Ruhl Driven Racing Oil Extreme Pressure Grease Joe Swanson, Tony Bures Hepfner Racing Products product certificate Jay Steinebach Hoosier Racing Tire SOD tire set Steve Irwin J & J Auto Racing product certificates Ryan Ruhl, Tony Bures Keizer Aluminum Wheels product certificates Robert Bulloch, Joe Swanson Maxim Racing product certificates Gregg Dalman, Chris Jones, Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski, Mark Aldrich Racing Optics tear off sleeve Andrew Scheid RockAuto.com product certificates Mark Aldrich, Tony Bures Rod End Supply product certificates Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Jones, Robert Bulloch, Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski, Tony Bures Schoenfeld Headers Gregg Dalman, Joe Swanson Simpson driver gloves Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski Walker Performance sprint car filter system certificates Steve Irwin (100%), Thomas Schinderle (50%), Chris Jones (20%) Walker Performance filter cleaning kits Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Jones Hoosier Racing Tire jackets Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Gregg Dalman Allstar Performance mud scrapers compliments of Sprints On Dirt Driver draw Driven Racing Oil Brake Cleaner Driver draw Driven Racing Oil Extreme Pressure Grease Driver draw Driven Racing Oil Foaming Degreaser Driver draw 2017 Sprints On Dirt mini-series final standings The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 1 Steve Irwin 2 Thomas Schinderle 3 Gregg Dalman 4 Chris Jones 5 Robert Bulloch The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan 1 Chad Blonde 2 Steve Irwin 3 Gregg Dalman 4 Thomas Schinderle 5 Ryan Ruhl The Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash 1 Thomas Schinderle 2 Joe Swanson 3 Chad Blonde 4 Jay Steinebach 5 Steve Irwin 2017 Performance Leaders Most Lane Aurtomotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters Ryan Ruhl 6 Most Engler Machine & Tool heat race wins Gregg Dalman Ryan Ruhl 3 Most COMP Cams heat race wins Ryan Ruhl 3 Most RockAuto.com heat race wins Steve Irwin 3 Most feature wins Chad Blonde 5 Season Achievement Awards Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Andrew Scheid Noizee1 Motorsports Series Rookie of the Year Thomas Schinderle Noizee1 Motorsports Crew Chief of the Year Lisa Lukowski XYZ Machining Sportsman of the Year Robert Bulloch XYZ Machining Special Recognition Awards Engine Pro Series title sponsor ARP Series title sponsor Hoosier Racing Tire Series tire provider Roger & Pat Holzinger 13 years as SOD officials Appreciation Awards Alexis Adgate Banquet awards presenter XYZ Maching, Inc. Awards sponsorships Noizee 1 Motorsports Awards sponsorships Dan McCarron Promotional representative Motor City Racing Promotions Race officiating personnel Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating Race sponsorships Thank you Kathie Naida, Scott Menlen, Julie Beebe, Tim Beebe, Audra Hart, and Pat Holzinger for banquet preparation and services. Thank you to Jim DeHamer, DenHamer Photo, for his photo documentation of the banquet activities. All photos are online at [www.denhamerphoto.smugmug.com]www.denhamerphoto.smugmug.com. For more information about Engine Pro go to [www.enginepro.com]www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to [www.arp-bolts.com]www.arp-bolts.com. All Sprints on Dirt information can be found at [www.sprintsondirt.com]www.sprintsondirt.com.
  3. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Will Make Inaugural Visit to FALS in 2018 The Greatest Show on Dirt set to tackle the 1/4 mile on May 30, 2018 CONCORD, NC - November 14, 2017 - After a successful half-decade of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) hosting the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its' first ever visit to the ¼ mile semi-banked dirt oval on Wednesday May 30, 2018. "We have wanted to bring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars to FALS for a long-time now. FALS has had a ton of success with the Late Models and what better way to add excitement then by bringing in The Greatest Show on Dirt," FALS Race Director Matt Curl said. Fairbury American Legion Speedway ran two 410-Winged Sprint Car races in 2017, both co-hosted by the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA). The most recent coming on October 7, which saw Carson Macedo pass Joey Saldana on the last lap for the victory in thrilling fashion. "The racing was phenomenal this year with the winged cars and we are looking forward to providing a similar racing surface for the highest caliber drivers in the country," Curl added. FALS, voted three-time DIRTcar Track of the Year, is a well-decorated dirt track facility that races Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Hobby Mods on a weekly basis. Additionally, FALS hosts one of Late Model Racing's Crown Jewels - The Prairie Dirt Classic - featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models. "Our fans put faith in us to provide them with a great on-track product. We'll have the track right and let the best drivers and teams in the business put on a show. The Outlaws are the best in the country and we are really looking forward to it," Curl explained. With FALS being in the heart of Central Illinois and the Midwest racing scene, a strong regional sprint car count is expected to compete with The Greatest Show on Dirt. This can't miss event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The support class will be announced at a later date. Ticketing information will be released in the near future; be sure to stay tuned to FairburySpeedway.com as well as woosprint.com for that information as it comes out.
  4. Nascar

    At least he didn't drop any F-bombs like Alexis did.....lol.....Torrence rarely minces his words..........Probably why I like the guy(that and hating any "chase" system, though I was happy for JFR winning two championships.....His team needed it.
  5. Nascar

    "KARMA" was the biggest entertainment. Young Chase grew a set pretty quick. Ol' Matt is my new best friend.
  6. Seth Bergman Triumphant In Lucas Oil ASCS Finale At Cocopah Speedway SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 11, 2017) A third-place finish to start off the weekend improved to second the following night, and finally, victory for Seth Bergman to close out the 2017 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Cocopah Speedway "We were bad fast all weekend, and we've been knocking at the door all year, so to close this season out with a win tonight, it's something we've been working very hard on," said a jubilant Seth Bergman who gave nothing but high praise and thanks to his family, sponsors, and crew. Despite the smiles and high-fives, Seth also explained that the win was nearly not, as an issue with the cooling system came close to dashing his hopes of finishing, much less winning. "We fought a Radiator issue in our Hot Lap session. We had a really bad leak, and we thought we had it fixed but we started the Feature and all the sudden I was soaked. I had coolant all over me, but at that point in my mind, I knew how tough this year and been already and just decided to run it until it wouldn't run anymore and once we got going, we actually set a pretty good pace." Seth's 10th career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour score since 2012, the final race of the 2017 season saw 30 non-stop laps and was enough to move Seth into the top-five in the series final standings. Earning the pole for the $5,000 to win affair, Seth used that front-row starting spot to rush into the lead over the Dissolvalloy No. 87. Keeping Aaron at a 10 car length deficit until the back of the field came into play, both drivers began carefully picking their way through. Bringing Reutzel within striking distance of the No. 23, several chances at a pass were voided as traffic played to the favor of Seth Bergman. Running through the backmarkers, the two lead cars pulled slide job after slide job through the field with Seth consistently keeping one to two cars between himself and the No. 87 until Lap 20. "I knew with the guys behind me, I had to run a flawless race, and I made one mistake in traffic when I tried to slide Justin [Sanders] too early and Aaron made me pay for it," explained Bergman. "When you race with this caliber of drivers, you're going to pay for your mistakes, and the one mistake I feel I made the entire race cost me." Surrendering the lead on Lap 21, Bergman began working to regain his lost momentum. With traffic working into the favor of the Corridor Electric No. 23 once more, Seth began closing the gap with five laps to go. Working back to the No. 87 with a full head of steam, Seth regained the lead in traffic on Lap 28 and would not relinquish the top spot. Crossing 2.669 seconds ahead of Aaron Reutzel, the No. 87 was also lucky to finish as the engine had started to turn sour in the last few laps. Along with traffic, it all played into the hands of Seth Bergman. Finishing third was Joey Saldana with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Wayne Johnson making up the top-five. A true showing of the pace set by Seth Bergman, as only three drivers failed to finish, Travis Rilat crossed sixth with Jason Solwold and Harli White rounding out the drivers left on the lead lap. First car a lap down in ninth was driven by Lucas Wolfe with Johnny Herrera finishing tenth. For Hafertepe, the fourth-place run put him finishing the season with a 376 point buffer over second place, and his second career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship worth $60,000, which was presented to him by series founder, Emmett Hahn, on the front straightaway. Hafertepe ends the season with a record tying 15 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins. Skylar Gee was also honored with a $2,000 bonus and a set of Brodix Cylinder Heads as the 2017 Rookie of the Year. With Qualifiers set up by event points, four were contested with Harli White, Matt Covington, Lucas Wolfe, and Justin Sanders picking up wins. The B-Main was topped by Billy Chester. The CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night was Skylar Gee. The 2018 season is in the works with plans to release the lineup for the series 27th season during the Performance Racing Industries Tradeshow in Indianapolis in December. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com. Make sure to like the American Sprint Car Series on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LucasOilASCS, follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LucasOilASCS, and check out our Instagram @LucasOilASCS. Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour ASCS Southwest Region Cocopah Speedway - Somerton, Ariz. Saturday, November 11, 2017 Car Count: 35 Event Count: 36 Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 2 in each advance to the A-Feature) LCQ 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 2. 91-Chase Goetz, [1]; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton, [4]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 5. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [5]; (DNS) 21-Robbie Price, ; (DNS) 17G-Dustin Gates, LCQ 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [1]; 3. 2B-Billy Chester III, [4]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler, [3]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy, [5]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [6]; 7. 14-Cody Sickles, [7] LCQ 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [1]; 2. 9R-Reece Goetz, [2]; 3. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 4. 01-Josh Shipley, [6]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 6. 29-Darrell Sickles, [5]; (DNS) 224-Sammy Swindell, LCQ 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18S-Justin Sanders, [1]; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle, [2]; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 5. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [3]; 6. 0-Ned Powers, [6]; (DNS) 77C-John Carney II, BMRS B-Main (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature) B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2B-Billy Chester III, [2]; 2. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler, [6]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy, [10]; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton, [1]; 7. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [4]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [9]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 10. 01-Josh Shipley, [7]; 11. 21-Robbie Price, [13]; 12. 0-Ned Powers, [16]; 13. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [12]; 14. 90-Lance Norick, [14]; 15. 14-Cody Sickles, [17]; 16. (DNF) 29-Darrell Sickles, [15]; 17. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; (DNS) 17G-Dustin Gates, ; (DNS) 224-Sammy Swindell, ; (DNS) 77C-John Carney II, Protect the Harvest A-Feature: A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 6. 1-Travis Rilat, [3]; 7. 18-Jason Solwold, [7]; 8. 17W-Harli White, [9]; 9. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [11]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [8]; 11. 18S-Justin Sanders, [12]; 12. 95-Matt Covington, [10]; 13. 91-Chase Goetz, [13]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, [19]; 15. 3-J.J. Hickle, [16]; 16. 2B-Billy Chester III, [17]; 17. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [18]; 18. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [14]; 19. 2L-Logan Forler, [20]; 20. 96-Greg Hamilton, [22]; 21. (DNF) 9R-Reece Goetz, [15]; 22. (DNF) 74-Colton Hardy, [21]; 23. (DNF) 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [23] Lap Leader(s): Seth Bergman 1-20, 28-30; Aaron Reutzel 21-27 CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Skylar Gee +5 FSR High Point Driver: N/A Provisional(s): Rick Ziehl (Regional) Year To Date: 40 Races with 19 Winners: 2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 15 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 6/13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 6/14 - Lawton Speedway; 6/23 - Skagit Speedway; 6/24 - Skagit Speedway; 7/14 - Black Hills Speedway; 8/20 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 8/27 - Smoky Mountain Speedway; 9/2 - Jackson Motorplex; 9/23 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/30 - I-80 Speedway); Aaron Reutzel - 6 (5/11 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/15 - Creek County Speedway; 6/17 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 7/15 - Black Hills Speedway; 10/21 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/8 - Gallatin Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 3 (9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/22 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 10/7 - El Paso County Raceway); Jake Bubak - 1 (6/9 - West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm - 1(6/10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway); Brian Brown - 1 (6/16 - Randolph County Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Roger Crockett - 1 (7/1 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (7/29 - Knoxville Raceway); Gregg Bakker - 1 (7/30 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Tim Shaffer - 1 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (8/4 - Knoxville Raceway); Clint Garner - 1 (8/5 - Knoxville Raceway); Tim Crawley - 1 (8/24 - Riverside International Speedway); John Carney II - 1 (10/20 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (11/9 - Cocopah Speedway); Joey Saldana - 1 (11/10 - Cocopah Speedway); Seth Bergman - 1 (11/11 - Cocopah Speedway) 2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10 Final): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 5,355; 2. Aaron Reutzel 4,979; 3. Wayne Johnson 4,846; 4. Matt Covington 4,789; 5. Seth Bergman 4,743; 6. Johnny Herrera 4,720; 7. Blake Hahn 4,511; 8. Skylar Gee 4,157; 9. Harli White 3,783, 10. Josh Baughman 1,855; ASCS Online: American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs) Instagram: LucasOilASCS Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com Live Scoring (Where Applicable): http://www.ascsracing.com/live and the Race Monitor App ASCS National Tour Drivers Online: Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo.): http://www.kylebellm.com Seth Bergman (Snohomish, Wash.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com Matt Covington (Glenpool, Okla.): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com Skylar Gee (Leduc, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99 Jake Greider (Haysville, Kan.): https://twitter.com/JakeGreider2013 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, Texas): http://www.sam15.com Justin Henderson (Sioux Falls, S.D.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, Okla.): http://www.blakehahnracing.com Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts Dustin Morgan (Owasso, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/dustin.p.morgan?hc_ref=SEARCH Aaron Reutzel (Clute, Texas): http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com Harli White (Lindsay, Okla.): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net ASCS Sponsors: Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area. Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network include Hoosier Racing Tire, CP Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS. Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Zotto Mattress, Spray Nine, LucasOilRacing.tv, Carlyle Tools, and General Tire. Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com. Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection.
  7. Texas Kart Nationals Next Weekend!

    Texas Kart Nationals Next Weekend! Geary, Oklahoma – November 11, 2017 - The first of five Midwest Winter Race Series events for the 2017-2018 season is set to kick off next weekend as the annual “Texas Kart Nationals” will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, at the J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. There will be eighteen classes of karts specialized for all ages young and old; experienced to the beginner that make up this special two-day race event. Classes and rules for each kart division can be found on the events websitewww.texaskartnationals.com. It all kicks off on Friday, November 17, with hot laps from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. There will be a mandatory drivers meeting at 5:30 PM with the first heat scheduled to fire off at 6:00 PM. Draw cut off is 4:00 PM SHARP and there are no exceptions. If you will be late, please call or text (940) 456-6071. On Saturday there will be no hot laps with second round of heat races scheduled for 9:30 AM with features slated for a 3:30 PM start time. All general admission grandstand tickets are just $10 while one-day pit passes are $25. Total kart and driver pit pass for both days is $100 and includes a two-day pit pass as well as scoring and transponder fee. The J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center is located at 111 N. Burnett in Wichita Falls. For all further questions pertaining to all-things Midwest Winter Race Series contact race director Todd Hrncirik (940) 256-2459. The Midwest Winter Race Series would like to thank the following partners for their involvement with the series for the 2015-2016 winter race season: Quality Implement Company, McGinnis Welding Company, Gary Neil Trucking, Evergreen, Rugged.radios PPM Motorsports, Loving Insurance and Trackside Karting Supply. More information on Midwest Winter Race Series can be found on their official website www.mwrs.net.
  8. Ninety-five champions emerge from Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series in 2017 WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (November 10)--After nearly 700 nights of racing from January through October at 50 of America's most popular dirt ovals, officials at the United States Racing Association have announced 95 champions for 2017 in the Summit Racing Equipment USRA Weekly Racing Series. Among them are seven national champions, 13 regional champions, five special series champions and 70 track champions from 20 different states. In the national points races, four drivers are first-time USRA national champions, two others earned their second titles in their class and one is now a four-time national champ in his division. Jason Cummins of New Richland, Minn., started the season strong and never slowed down on his way to winning his second USRA Modified national championship since winning his first in 2010. While earning track championships at both the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Cummins rolled into victory lane 20 times in his 44 starts. Cummins held off a late-season charge by C.A. Nix of Lawton, Okla., who had a strong season at his hometown track and the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, as well as the Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS). Lake Ozark Speedway (Ozark, Mo.) track champion Ryan Middaugh of Fulton, Mo., broke a tie with Dustin Sorensen of Rochester, Minn., by winning 14 features to Sorensen's six, and Trevor Latham finished fifth in national points while claiming the track title at the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. Final USRA Modified national points: 1. 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. ... 4417 2. 34N C.A. Nix, Lawton, Okla. ... 4368 3. 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo. ... 4242 4. 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. ... 4242 5. 27 Trevor Latham, Rogers, Ark. ... 4202 6. 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M. ... 4195 7. G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M. ... 4166 8. 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. ... 4141 9. 21 Jackie Dalton, Carthage, Mo. ... 4139 10. 29 Dennis Elliott, Mount Ayr, Iowa ... 4129 Previous USRA Modified national champs include Lucas Schott (2016), Jake Gallardo (2015), Fito Gallardo (2014), Matt Dotson (2013), Brandon Davis (2012), Johnny Bone Jr. (2011), Jason Cummins (2010), Greg Skaggs (2009), Brad Waits (2007, 2008), Larry Herring (2006) and Ron Luitjens (2005). Jason Cummins is the 2017 USRA Modified national champion. Mitch Hovden looked to be well on his way to taking a fifth trophy back to Decorah, Iowa, in the Holley USRA Stock Car division, but a dominating season and strong finish at the Summit Racing Equipment USRA Nationals put Elijah ZeVenBergen of Ocheyeden, Iowa, over the top in the final two weeks of competition. ZeVenBergen was nearly unstoppable in 2017, winning 18 main events in just 23 starts. He competed in just seven Iron Man Challenge events but won five of them, and was the track champion at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa. While Hovden held on for runner-up honors in the national standings, it was the first time since the 2010 season that he did not wind up with a national championship or Iron Man Challenge title. He did, however, claim the track championship at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah. 2013 Holley USRA Stock Car national champion Donavon Flores of Las Cruces, N.M., finished third in the final points battle while Brett Heeter of Kansas City, Kan., capped off another stellar season with another track championship at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and a fourth-place finish in national points. Jaime Torres of Las Cruces, N.M., came home in fifth place. Final Holley USRA Stock Car national points: 1. 66Z Elijah ZeVenBergen, Ocheyeden, Iowa ... 4471 2. 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa ... 4429 3. 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M. ... 4276 4. 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City, Kan. ... 4275 5. 44JT Jaime Torres, Las Cruces, N.M. ... 4250 6. 77 Dean Wray, Jamesport, Mo. ... 4246 7. 32 Derek Green, Granada, Minn. ... 4171 8. 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa ... 4133 9. 5 Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn. ... 4127 10. 33 Kevin Donlan, Decorah, Iowa ... 4075 Previous Holley USRA Stock Car national champs include Mitch Hovden (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016), Justin Lasiter (2014), Donavon Flores (2013), Rich Gregoire (2010), Tory Reicks (2009), Tom Schmitt (2007, 2008) and Scotty Pratt (2006). Elijah Zevenbergen is the 2017 Holley USRA Stock Car national champion. Twenty-nine feature wins last year was not enough for Ryan Gillmore to win the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national championship, but 29 wins again in 2017 did the trick for the 24-year-old from Springfield, Mo. He also repeated as track champion at both the Monett Motor Speedway in Monett, Mo., and Springfield Raceway. Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) track champion Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kan., who earned the title in 2015, finished second in the final standings after a tight three-way battle in the standings between himself, Gillmore and third-place finisher Dan Hovden of Decorah, Iowa, who joined his brother Mitch as a track champ at the Upper Iowa Speedway. Jake Richards used a victory on Friday night at the Summit Racing Equipment USRA Nationals to garner a fourth-place finish while Kris Jackson of Lebanon, Mo., rounded out the top five. Final Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national points: 1. 66 Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo. ... 4546 2. 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan. ... 4517 3. 16D Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa ... 4499 4. 17J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan. ... 4402 5. 65 Kris Jackson, Lebanon, Mo. ... 4366 6. 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn. ... 4357 7. 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D. ... 4306 8. 39 Steve Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo. ... 4296 9. 24c Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa ... 4263 10. 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo. ... 4250 Previous Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champs include J.C. Morton (2016), Andy Bryant (2015), Chad Clancy (2014), Troy Hovey (2013), Scott Drake (2012), Brandon Hare (2010, 2011), Matt Jones (2007, 2008, 2009) and Tony Dunker (2006). Ryan Gillmore is the 2017 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champion. In 2015, Dustin Gulbrandson of Sioux Falls, S.D., became the first driver to win a second USRA Hobby Stock national championship, and he hasn't budged from there since. Gulbrandson's seven wins and 29 top-five finishes in 36 starts propelled him to a fourth straight title in 2017 to become the first driver to perform the feat four straight seasons. Mason City Motor Speedway track champion Matt White of Nashua, Iowa, made a late-season run and picked up a win at the Summit Racing Equipment USRA Nationals, but had to settle for second-place in the final standings ahead of Waukon, Iowa's Brady Link; Chad Lonneman of Adrian, Minn.; and Steve Larson of Decorah, Iowa, won claimed the USRA Hobby Stock track championship at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa. Final USRA Hobby Stock national points: 1. 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D. ... 4310 2. 83W Matt White, Nashua, Iowa ... 4269 3. 29 Brady Link, Waukon, Iowa ... 4237 4. 117L Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn. ... 4199 5. 22 Steve Larson, Decorah, Iowa ... 4085 6. 81 Josh Ludeking, Decorah, Iowa ... 3973 7. 07 Chris Hovden, Cresco, Iowa ... 3869 8. 70 Steve Holthaus, Cresco, Iowa ... 3778 9. X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D. ... 3769 10. 22 Blake Arends, Little Rock, Iowa ... 3751 Previous USRA Hobby Stock national champs include Dustin Gulbrandson (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Adam Cline (2013), Dillon Anderson (2012), Dan Strandberg (2011), Shane Klaassen (2010), Chris Hovden (2009). Jason McDaniel (2008), Mitch Hovden (2007) and Nathan Wood (2006). Dustin Gulbrandson is the 2017 USRA Hobby Stock national champion. For the first time in history, a national champion will be recognized in the USRA Late Model division, and his name is Lance Hofer of Cochrane, Wis. While nailing the track championship at Bob Timm's Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., Hofer recorded 15 wins in his 22 starts at five different race tracks. Justin Sass of Elgin, Minn., will be the runner-up in the class, followed by Matt LaDuke of Cochrane, Wis.; Shaun Mann of Buffalo City, Wis.; and Derek Nelson of Ashland, Wis. Final USRA Late Model national points: 1. 11 Lance Hofer, Cochrane, Wis. ... 4152 2. 24 Justin Sass, Elgin, Minn. ... 3808 3. 33X Matt LaDuke, Cochrane, Wis. ... 3578 4. 1 Shaun Mann, Buffalo City, Wis. ... 3421 5. 11X Derek Nelson, Ashland, Wis. ... 2964 6. 13K Ryan Konkel, Winona, Minn. ... 2835 7. 42 Johnny Emerson, New Richmond, Wis. ... 2088 8. 88 Troy Langowski, Winona, Minn. ... 2051 9. 33 Derek Sutton, Fountain City, Wis. ... 2014 10. 8 Curt Luhmann, Rushford, Minn. ... 1740 Lance Hofer is the 2017 USRA Late Model national champion. A new division to the USRA family in 2017, the USRA Tuner division will also crown its first national champion. Holding off his brother for the title, Kyle Balik of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, emerged as the USRA Tuner national champ while his brother, Mitch Balik, finished in the second spot. Claremont, Iowa's Steve Lane wound up third, Fayette County Speedway track champion Dylan Clinton finished fourth and Mason City Motor Speedway track champ Ryan Bryant of Mason City was fifth. Final USRA Tuner national points: 1. 33 Kyle Balik, Fort Atkinson, Iowa ... 3547 2. 86 Mitch Balik, Fort Atkinson, Iowa ... 3288 3. 5L Steve Lane, Claremont, Iowa ... 2824 4. 18X Dylan Clinton, Elkader, Iowa ... 2393 5. 37 Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa ... 2185 6. 5 Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa ... 2177 7. 15 Dakota Schroyer, McGregor, Iowa ... 2138 8. 71 Jamie Tapp, Austin, Minn. ... 2039 9. 57 Scott Espey, Alpha, Minn. ... 2032 10. 77 Dylan Schreier, Hadley, Minn. ... 1623 Kyle Balik is the 2017 USRA Tuner national champion. The 2017 racing season was the second year for the USRA Limited Mods, and it was another dominating performance by Jordan Eddleman of Kirtland, N.M., who claimed his second national title as well as the track championship at the Aztec Speedway in Aztec, N.M. Aztec's John Hanks Jr. was the runner-up in the final standings, Albuquerque's Brittany Yates wound up third, Sergio Luengas of Farmington, N.M., finished fourth and Travis Montgomery of La Plata, N.M., completed the top five. Final USRA Limited Mod national points: 1. 11X Jordan Eddleman, Kirtland, N.M. ... 3116 2. 32 John Hank Jr., Aztec, N.M. ... 2134 3. 5Y Brittany Yates, Albuquerque, N.M. ... 1311 4. 9L Sergio Luengas, Farmington, N.M. ... 1086 5. 57 Travis Montgomery, La Plata, N.M. ... 975 6. 0 Jeramy Hughes, Farmington, N.M. ... 776 7. 42 Dustin Hale, Mancos, N.M. ... 625 8. 21 Allen Palmer, Farmington, N.M. ... 521 9. 21 Luke McCormick, Aztec, N.M. ... 445 10. 25 J.C. Yates, Albuquerque, N.M. ... 366 Jordan Eddleman is the 2017 USRA Limited Mod national champion. Another new incentive was added in 2017 for drivers competing in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series with the additional of regional points championships in four divisions. In all, 13 drivers claimed titles in regional action, which gave heavier weight to those drivers who support more USRA tracks. The following drivers claimed Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series regional championships in 2017: CP-Carrillo Central Region presented by MVT: Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo. (USRA Modifieds), Dean Wray, Jamesport, Mo. (Holley USRA Stock Cars) and Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Ryan Middaugh is the 2017 CP-Carrillo Central Region champion for the USRA Modifieds. MSD Performance Southwest Region presented by MVT: Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M. (USRA Modifieds), Jaime Torres, Las Cruces, N.M. (Holley USRA Stock Cars) and Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Summit Racing Equipment Mid-American Region presented by MVT: Trevor Latham, Rogers, Ark. (USRA Modifieds) and Mike Hailmann, Reeds Spring, Mo. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Summit Racing Equipment Northern Region presented by MVT: Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. (USRA Modifieds), Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn. (Holley USRA Stock Cars), Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods) and Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D. (USRA Hobby Stocks). Summit Racing Equipment Southern Region presented by MVT: C.A. Nix, Lawton, Okla. (USRA Modifieds). Five drivers also scored titles in five classes in special USRA-sanctioned series. For the second straight year, Triston Dycus of Waxahachie, Texas, claimed the title of champion of the Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) which staged 18 USRA Modified points races during the 2017 campaign. The Iron Man Challenge saw two first-time champions in Derek Green of Granada, Minn. (Holley USRA Stock Cars) and Dan Hovden of Decorah, Iowa (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Derek Green is the 2017 Iron Man Challenge champion in the Holley USRA Stock Car division. The first season for the Southwest Touring Series saw R.C. Combs of Rio Rancho, N.M. claim the Holley USRA Stock Car title while Josh Cain of Moriarity, N.M. came out on top in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. Last, but certainly not least, Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series competitors battled it out throughout 2017 as dozens of USRA Member Tracks, with 70 track championships being earned along the way. The following drivers earned track championships in 2017: Atchison County Raceway (Atchison, Kan.) - Anthony Robertson, Savannah, Mo. (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Kyle Henning, Atchison (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Aztec Speedway (Aztec, N.M.) - Jason Keeler, Farmington (USRA Modifieds); Jeramy Bradley, Aztec (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Christopher Higgins, Bloomfield (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Jordan Eddleman, Kirtland (USRA Limited Mods). Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Mo.) - Robbie Reed, Mexico (USRA Modifieds). Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kan.) - Caleb Edwards, South Coffeyville, Okla. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Central Missouri Speedway (Warrensburg) - Jim Moody, Odessa (USRA Modifieds); Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minn.) - Jason Cummins, New Richland (USRA Modifieds); Kadden Kath, Owatonna (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) - Jason Cummins, New Richland (USRA Modifieds); Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) - Max Eddie Thomas, Quinlan (USRA Modifieds). Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) - Lynn Panos, Calmar (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Trevor Fecht, Allison (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Steve Larson, Decorah (USRA Hobby Stocks); Dylan Clinton, Elkader (USRA Tuners). Flint Creek Speedway (Colcord, Okla.) - Steve Holzkamper, Gentry, Ark. (USRA Modifieds); Levi Phillips, Neosho, Mo. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). I-35 Speedway (Winston, Mo.) - Dennis Elliott, Mount Ayr, Iowa (USRA Modifieds); Dean Wray, Jamesport (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Bud Wilson, Trenton (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Mo.) - Ryan Middaugh, Fulton (USRA Modifieds); Adam Hall, Columbia (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) - Nic Bidinger, Perry (USRA Modifieds); Brett Heeter, Kansas City (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Brad Smith, Belton, Mo. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.) - James Reed, Oklahoma City (USRA Modifieds). Legit Speedway Park (West Plains, Mo.) - Sawyer Crigler, Alton (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) - Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar (USRA Modifieds); Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) - J.D. Auringer, Evansdale (USRA Modifieds); Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn. (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Brandon Hare, Elma (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Matt White, Nashua (USRA Hobby Stocks); Ryan Bryant, Mason City (USRA Tuners). Midway Speedway (Lebanon, Mo.) - Tyler Brown, Richland (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) - Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. (USRA Modifieds); Lance Hofer, Cochrane (USRA Late Models); Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Steve Holthaus, Cresco, Iowa (USRA Hobby Stocks). Monett Motor Speedway (Monett, Mo.) - Jackie Dalton, Carthage (USRA Modifieds); Ryan Gillmore, Springfield (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minn.) - Luke Sathoff, Jackson (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Cullen DeRuyter, Ruthton (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Dan Strandberg, Worthington (USRA Hobby Stocks); Scott Espey, Alpha (USRA Tuners). North Central Arkansas Speedway (Flippin, Ark.) - Jason Snodgrass, Mountain Home (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) - Elijah ZeVenBergen, Ocheyeden (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Blake Arends, Little Rock (USRA Hobby Stocks). RPM Speedway (Crandall, Texas) - Jack Sartain, Terrell (USRA Modifieds). Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, N.M.) - Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park (USRA Modifieds); Jaime Torres, Las Cruces (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.) - Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point Texas (USRA Modifieds). Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Mo.) - Jackie Dalton, Carthage (USRA Modifieds); Ryan Gillmore, Springfield (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.) - Trevor Latham, Rogers Ark. (USRA Modifieds); Lonny Flanagan, Rudy Ark. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). U.S. 36 Raceway (Osborn, Mo.) - Zach Sanders, Kearney (USRA Modifieds); Alvie Christofferson, St. Joseph (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Tim Eaton, St. Joseph (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) - Mitch Hovden, Decorah (Holley USRA Stock Cars); Dan Hovden, Decorah (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods); Brady Link, Waukon (USRA Hobby Stocks). Valley Speedway (Grain Valley, Mo.) - Tony Layne, Kansas City (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods). Wichita Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) - Tommy Fain, Abilene (USRA Modifieds). Awards Banquet: The United States Racing Association will host its annual awards banquet for drivers competing in this year's Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City. Headlining the honorees will be Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national champions Jason Cummins (USRA Modifieds), Elijah Zevenbergen (Holley USRA Stock Cars), Lance Hofer (USRA Late Models), Ryan Gillmore (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods), Jordan Eddleman (USRA Limited Mods), Dustin Gulbrandson (USRA Hobby Stocks) and Kyle Balik (USRA Tuners). USRA-sanctioned series competitors such as Iron Man Challenge champions Derek Green (Holley USRA Stock Cars) and Dan Hovden (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods) will also be honored along with 13 first-ever USRA Regional champs and several USRA member track operators, marketing partners and more. A record crowd of nearly 300 people attended last year's gala, and this year's party will once again be a joint effort for both the USRA and United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Fans and members of the media are invited to attend too. Those attending this year's celebration are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible to take advantage of huge savings. For reservations, call the Ameristar Casino Hotel at (816) 414-7435 and request the USMTS discounted room rate. In addition to the awards ceremony, the evening's meal will feature a luxurious and plentiful selection of fine food, plus a huge dessert bar. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets will go on sale this month. The Ameristar Casino Hotel is an entertainment hub that offers something for everyone with huge casino floors, nine restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining, a luxury hotel, 18 movie screens, supervised child care and more. Located just east of downtown Kansas City, the property features the largest casino and the most games in the Kansas City area, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. The property includes a 140,000 square-foot casino, seven dining venues, live entertainment in several venues featuring local and regional acts, an 18-screen movie theater and more. The AAA-rated three-diamond full-service 184-room hotel includes 36 mini and 12 king suites. All rooms feature luxury furnishings, plasma-screen televisions, one king-sized or two queen-sized beds, mini refrigerators and in-room safes. Each king suite contains a bar, an in-room dining area and custom artwork. Non-smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available. The awards banquet will be held inside the Star Pavilion. With more than 12,000 square feet of function space, the Star Pavilion serves a multitude of events including corporate meetings, training seminars, trade shows, social receptions and live performances. The list of entertainers who have appeared on stage could go on forever. Situated on 183-acres immediately east of the Interstate 435 Missouri River bridge (at 210 Highway), Ameristar Casino Hotel is only seven miles east of downtown Kansas City. For more information, check out www.ameristar.com. You can also like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Ameristar.Casino.KC and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AmeristarKC. To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. 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  9. IHRA Launches Summit Sportsman Spectacular Series in 2018 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - With a focus on grassroots Sportsman racing, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has partnered with industry leader Summit Racing Equipment to produce 20 Summit Sportsman Spectacular races over 10 double-race weekends in 2018. The Summit Sportsman Spectacular was created to provide a fun double-race weekend with increased purses that are affordable for grassroots bracket-racing competitors who support their local tracks each week. "There are plenty of big-money races currently available for competitors willing to travel and spend $300 to $1,000 per weekend on entry fees," IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. "That is not the bracket-racing program we are producing. The Summit Sportsman Spectacular events are designed with the majority of drag racers in mind. Most are looking for a fun and value-oriented event with affordable entry fees and solid payouts." IHRA and Summit Racing Equipment have continually developed Sportsman programs like the successful Summit SuperSeries that create opportunity for the masses. The new program builds on that foundation. "These new events continue that tradition and concentrate on the weekly racers who support their local tracks," Peaco said. "We will have an entry-fee price point that is extremely affordable and offers two events during the weekend." The biggest value comes for anyone who pre-enters for the event online at ihra.com. All pre-entered racers will get a buy one / get one free offer to help kick off our 2018 season. When you pre-enter and buy an entry for Saturday's race, you will get a free entry for Sunday's race. Each IHRA partner track is working on what Saturday's purse will be for their specific event, but all the Sunday events will be at least $5,000-to-win races. In addition to having the opportunity to get two races for the price of one, the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events feature a set of unique bonus opportunities for all current IHRA Summit SuperSeries racers. There is also an event winner, runner-up and semi-finals contingency program that is available for all IHRA members who advance to the final two rounds each day. The weekend program includes a test & tune, racer appreciation cookout and a golf cart race. The race weekend features several rounds of prizes from some of the top name manufacturers. IHRA Ironman trophies and large championship checks for event winners will be presented Saturday and Sunday. IHRA partner Imagine That Customs will also award a custom painted one-of-a-kind trophy helmet to one competitor at each of the 10 weekends. The races will be run as one-eighth mile events and will feature a Box class and a Junior Class. No Box cars are welcome to run and will be run separately down to one remaining No Box car before joining the Box class. The final No Box car will receive a $1,000 bonus. Door Cars and Dragsters will also be run separately in Box for the first four rounds. 11.90 and slower Junior Dragsters will be run separately down to one remaining vehicle before joining the rest of the Junior category. The Summit Sportsman Spectacular is also unique in that there will be no double entries. "If a competitor has two different vehicles they are welcome to enter them both but our events won't allow racers to enter the same car multiple times" Peaco said. "Allowing multiple entries caters to a select few to create an unfair advantage and that is not what this series is about." "We understand the financial gain that other events receive from allowing this but our program is about creating value and opportunity for bracket racers in different geographical regions who otherwise don't have the chance to participate. That is one reason why we will accept any valid competition license, including NHRA licenses. There are a lot of built-in benefits and bonuses for IHRA members within these races. We encourage racers to become an IHRA members, but you don't have to be an IHRA member to participate." The Summit Sportsman Spectacular events will be organized and administered by IHRA Division Directors Jon O'Neal, Frank Kohutek and Josh Peake while Senior Director of Racing Operations Mike Baker continues to manage technical aspects and tech administration for the new program. The IHRA divisional staff will be on hand at each of the 10 event weekends to handle IHRA membership registration and renewals, tech and race operations in conjunction with the host facility staff. The list of host tracks, event dates, rules and online pre-entry registration will be finalized by November 30th. To become an IHRA member or renew your IHRA membership visit ihra.com.
  10. Redneck Stress Release sponsored by Pick-n-Pull @ I-37 Speedway 11/11/17 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Nov. 11Th, 2017) All good things must come to an end is an old adage, but so it was the 2017 racing season on the I-37 Speedway ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval. Somewhat unceremoniously I might add. Mother Nature pretty much took the show for the evening, though the near capacity crowd did get to see two heats in Pure Stocks and see some stuff get torn up in the Trailer Race and Demo Derby. Besides racing action for the Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Sport Compacts it was a salute to all the troops, past and present, on this Veterans Day. It was also a night to reflect on a local racer, Kris Workman, a Pure Stock driver seriously injured in the Southerland Springs Church shooting last Sunday. Numerous drivers had elected to donate their nights winning to Kris' recovery and a “pass the helmet” was planned for fans to donate as well. The Workman family/friends group had a table set up for people wishing to sign a card for Kris, send a prayer or donate. HEB was generous enough to donate hot dogs to be sold with all proceeds going to Workman's recovery fund. It was a great outpouring among the racing community. While we may not always agree on calls, on-track incidents, we are one huge family. A group that I'm always proud to introduce as part of my family. OK, what is Redneck Stress Release, you might ask. Basically I'd call it, 'let's tear some stuff up.' Along with some of closest racing in the three classes scheduled to compete, the night also included a $1,000 to win Demolition Derby and $800 to win 'Trailer Race,' all sponsored by Pick-n-Pull of San Antonio. If that wasn't enough the Tantrum Monster Truck of Dillon Finley, from Conroe, was on hand giving rides to the kids, of all ages, during the night. The two Pure Stock heats got completed with Brandy Torres getting her first heat race in a while, having not raced at I-37 since 2012. Johnny Westfall took the other heat after Mike Horelka spun himself from the lead. Then the rain came briefly. Track officials/drivers had just about rolled the track back in when, you guessed it, another shower hit. At that point they moved up the “Trailer Race” and Demo Derby to give fans some actions while, hopefully, waiting for a break in the weather. That break never came and forced track officials to call it a night another try of track resurfacing. Spectators received a wrist band good for half off any race next season, and all concession food was reduced to half price. Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 9 Johnny Westfall, 66 Adam Torres, 13 Jamie Campbell, 88 Caitlin Leonard, 19 Mike Horelka, 5 Brandon Gaither, 95s Les Bettis Heat 2; 156 Brandy Torres, 42 Shannon Maurer, 53 Treyler Caulfield, 44k Michael Keylich, 5x Daniel Preston, 93 Aaron Leddy---dns, 14 Mark Pivarnik---dns In the Demo Derby it was three professional derby drivers against two newbies. As you would figure the pro guys outdid the rookies. Sprint Car driver, Brandon Moeller put in a good showing until getting triple-teamed, while Ray “Tiger” Doyon was the first out. It came down to Bo Oleson against Caleb Dean the final two remaining. Oleson(Sweetwater) finally put the kill shot on Dean who couldn't get his car refired and threw in the towel, breaking off his flag. Demo Derby A1 Bo Oleson 88 Caleb Dean 4682 Dick Pantoja 16 Brandon Moeller 13 Ray Doyon The “Trailer Race” was a three truck event with two jet skis and a boat, probably more suitable for the conditions. Jacob Crow got the early lead pulling his boat while Zachary Greer and the Duke boys battled for second. The Dukes lost their jet ski early leaving it precariously positioned as an obstacle in turn 4. Greer and his, inflatable, jet ski rider may have made more little circles than big ones under the less than ideal track conditions. In the end it was Crow lapping the field for the victory. Tow Trailer Race 8 Jacob Crow 1 Zachary Greer 116 Bo & Luke Duke(aka Ray Doyon & Michael Keylich) Two more non-racing events remains on the I-37 Speedway, the annual awards banquet. This years event is slated for January 6th, 2018 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. A December 9th, 2017 racers swap meet is set for the I-37 grounds starting at 10:00am.
  11. Redneck Stress Release @ I-37 Speedway updates 11/11

    Demo Derby A1 Bo Oleson 88 Caleb Dean 46+2 Dick Pantoja 16 Brandon Moeller 13 Ray Doyon
  12. Redneck Stress Release @ I-37 Speedway updates 11/11

    Tow Trailer Race 8 Jacob Crow 1 Zachary Greer 116 Bo & Luke Duke(aka Ray Doyon & Michael Keylich)
  13. Redneck Stress Release @ I-37 Speedway updates 11/11

    Heat 2 156 Brandy Torres 42 Shannon Maurer 53Treyler Caulfield 44k Michael Keylich 5x Daniel Preston 93 Aaron Leddy---dns 14 Mark Pivarnik---dns