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  1. Sprint Car Bandits Enter 5th Season with Same Drive & Dedication to the Sport Garland TX (10/18/19) - You can think about it. You can talk about it. Or you can do it. That famous Nike adage still rings through today similar in the actions of the Sprint Car Bandits series. At the series inception five years ago, we identified a primary concern of sprint car racing, from the fan, track & team standpoint; which was the change in economics associated with the sport after the events of 9/11/01. The impacts of 9/11 were never really addressed across the board (fans, teams and tracks) and it began to take its toll. Specifically, the cost of fuel for teams and fans doubled (from averages pre-9/11 of around $1.50 for gas or diesel), and for quite a while costs were substantially more than double. All the sudden, everyone had a substantially increased cost to attend or participate in an event, which squeezed everyone’s budgets. Yet nothing in the financial model changed – as the tracks alone couldn’t absorb the impact. Fans started saying “hey, it now costs us more to get there and back than the tickets cost” and started factoring that reality in to their decision-making process. The teams felt it even more, which made traveling to events further away less attractive – and feasible. Of course, some of these changes to the matrix weren’t felt across the board nationwide for quite some time, but the majority of tracks have felt its impact. Pushing that aside for a moment, we have to factor in that we’re all just cogs on a wheel in this sport. We all need each other for it to work and sustain itself. Fans and teams need racing venues, and the venues need the fans and teams. Paralleling the timeline and economic effects of 9/11 is the fact that there has been a significant increase in the entertainment options available to fans – that tracks didn’t have to contend with in the previous decades. So now the tracks had a double dose of impacts going forward. This means the fan entertainment component had to be addressed, which is one of the primary focus items of the Sprint Car Bandits series. Back in the day, there were enough fans attending sprint car events that in many cases there might only be one support division, and the races would be over early enough for fans to flood the pits to meet their favorite drivers. In many cases now tracks can only swing a quality sprint show by adding several divisions to the racing program, which makes it very hard to connect fans to teams – as they finish later. That’s where the Sprint Car Bandits pre-race Fan Fest comes in. We simply bring the teams to the fans, exactly inverted to the way it was in the past – but it still generates the same result, as fans now can interact with the teams again. That is step one in the fan-focus commitment of the Sprint Car Bandits series. The next step is to address the economic reality of travel expenses. So, the Sprint Car Bandits developed a simple solution – that didn’t require teams to go buy some expensive ‘fix’, like under the hood. We restricted the maximum wing angle to 20° (degrees) and require the left rear tire to be a 92 casing – and that teams must run the same two rear tires throughout the racing program. And not only has it worked, it’s REALLY worked. We have proven that you can run the same set of tires all night because the wing angle rule restricts just enough downforce that doesn’t cause excess wear. That in itself has saved race teams in the Sprint Car Bandits series $1,000’s annually in consumables – which helps to bridge that gap caused by the increased travel expenses of 9/11. But that’s not all. It’s also allowed the cars to be more freed up so faster cars can pass easier – bringing back what fans want: more racing and less follow-the-leader racing. In other words, fans are getting to consistently see more entertaining racing – which helps with fan retention. And if you don’t believe that is an important fan component, you don’t have to look hard to see that this is a constant fan complaint on the forums of sprint car racing today. Here’s a live post on the subject: http://www.hoseheadforums.com/forum.cfm?ThreadID=113502 If you take a moment to skim the post you will see all kinds of ‘what if they did this’ scenarios, from changing track lengths, engine components, wing sizes; etc. In the opinion of the series, why go through all of that when our rules address pretty much all of it – without having anyone going through the expense of reinventing the wheel. And we’ve proved it with our base rules package, as we have no rules changes in the pipeline for 2020 – nor have we – since series inception five years ago. For race teams that want to be rewarded more for their driving skill and ability to set up a car – not just having a big budget to gain their edge, the Sprint Car Bandits continues to prove its rules work in the results. In the past 29 Sprint Car Bandits events there have been 19 different winners. Not to dog on the WoO by any means, but they’ve complete 67 events in 2019, yet have exactly the same amount of different winners, 19. In addition, we do not penalize top performing drivers in our heat races. We line up feature events straight up by driver’s performance. Yet, that doesn’t mean it’s a ‘gimme’ in the Sprint Car Bandits, as in those same past 29 feature events, the polesitter, or top qualifier didn’t end up winning the feature event 19 times. Our simple and effective rules package (that takes a couple of crew guys about a half hour to make their existing cars ‘rules compliant’ for the Sprint Car Bandits) has essentially opened up this series to just about any engine platform – and it has been proven in driver results. We’ve had teams race with us that have carbureted 360’s under the hood (and competitively, I might add), along with other popular 360 and smaller C.I. configurations – and ALL have found they can be competitive as long as they can drive and set up a car properly. We even know of two teams that are building a LS engine platform for 2020. This all results in one primary statement: you cannot ‘buy’ wins in the Sprint Car Bandits by outspending the competition. Of course, that doesn’t work for all race teams out there, especially the few that are well funded, but the few that are well funded doesn’t generate enough numbers to make the sport sustainable. Our platform has allowed racers of all backgrounds the opportunity to compete with teams of a wide range of budgets. Yet, we’ve had well-funded teams race with the Sprint Car Bandits throughout each season and virtually all of them understand our rules and were very quick to adapt to them. Many commented, on an unsolicited level, immediately after jumping out of their cars how much fun they had racing with our rules package. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com then the rules tab to check out the details of our rules package. We are constantly receiving feedback from teams racing to us regarding how the Sprint Car Bandits purse structure and rules package helps keep them more ‘on track’ with their weekly racing budget. There are areas in the country that have adopted similar rules with great success, primarily in Minnesota and Michigan. Veteran and young drivers alike have found success in the series – and the parity between age/experience ranges was incredible in 2018: 5 features were won by what I call ‘Young Guns’, with 5 features won by experienced drivers and 5 were won by veteran drivers. Then to add even more to the mix, was the fact that there was also a female ‘Young Gun’ winning a feature last year…technically making the Young Guns the overall winners by group last year. Next up, the Sprint Car Bandits understands that just booking events isn’t enough. We are not only hitting on all 8-cylinders in our rules, we also deliver results to our marketing partners, tracks and fans by providing complete pre-race marketing materials, updates and post-event recaps. This gives Series tracks the leg-up to be able to afford to host our events as they’re given the tools to properly promote their event well in advance…which leads to higher fan attendance. Each event, the Series, the Series tracks and teams are out doing it – not just talking about it. The ‘talking about it’ phase took place the previous 10 years to the inception of this series. Now it will be interesting to see if more tracks and series dare to step out of the norm and try to do something positive to affect change, and progress, in their area. On a personal note, nationwide this season I’ve seen more driver press releases out there stating something to the effect of “Bad Draw-Ins Lead to Subpar Weekend Results” or top-notch drivers commenting “this format made me start too far back to win.” Well, some common sense may need to be factored in here. If you can’t pass because the cars are all locked down, is it the format causing the problem – or the car rules they are racing with? Change in this sport moves at a glacial pace, and that’s OK. And for those that support our series, we appreciate the fact that they get it and we’re honored to give them a platform to race with that is not only sustainable, but competitive, fun and a 21st century solution to changing economic times. The first round of the 2020 Sprint Car Bandits racing schedule was posted last month, and here is the latest. Tracks interested in hosting an event should email Darin at dssm93@msn.com as soon as possible, as remaining dates are very limited: FRI March 20 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX SAT March 28 – Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX SAT April 4 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX SAT April 18 – Abilene Speedway, Abilene TX SAT April 25 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX FRI May 1 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX SAT May 9 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls TX SAT May 30 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX FRI June 12 – Boyd Raceway, Boyd TX SAT June 27 SCB - RAINDATE SAT July 4 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX FRI July 10 – Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott (Waco) TX ~Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break~ FRI September 25 – Boyd Raceway, Boyd TX SAT September 26 – Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX SAT October 10 – 82 Speedway, Petty TX SAT October 31 – Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls TX Best of luck to all as this season winds down and thank you to everyone that has supported the Sprint Car Bandits series over the years, and if you’d like to interact with the fans, drivers and Series, visit us on Facebook by typing Sprint Car Bandits.
  2. Tankersley Tames 31-Car ‘Bandits Field at 82; $31,500 Paul Peters Memorial on Deck Petty TX (9/30/19) - It was absolutely awesome to see Channin Tankersley start 5th in the feature event, track down the leader mid-race, make a pass for the lead in lapped traffic and go on to a win by a commanding distance this past Saturday night in the ‘Fall Shootout 25’ 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) feature event at 82 Speedway. What made this win such a special moment in sprint car racing for this writer is the fact that this was only the second race back for Channin after a long recovery from a scary sprint car crash earlier this season. Channin did the right thing by letting nature take its course and taking plenty of time to recover before strapping back in the driver’s seat. And what an exclamation point his on-track drive displayed, as the surface was super-fast, sticky and had some extra personality in it caused by a few bumps here and there. 31 quality sprint car teams assembled for the event, from as far away as British Columbia, throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Another driver doing a spectacular job on the track after recovering from an injury in a sprint car race in August was Dalton Stevens. Dalton would claim the $100 FixYourGenerator.com Top Points Driver award, after winning his heat race from his 3rd place starting position. Dalton would take an early commanding lead in the feature slicing and dicing through lapped traffic from lap 5, on. He would keep the lead until just after the half-way point in the feature, when Tankersley was able to sneak by for the lead while Dalton was momentarily trapped by lapped traffic. Stevens would unexpectedly break on the 24th lap ending his great run – which is not reflected in the final results. 16th place starter Michael Day would also have a clean strong run through the field coming home 3rd in the final running order. Dale Wester also drove a solid race finishing in 4th. Dale was 2nd in SCB points going into this event. Claud Estes III came from the B-feature to drive his way to a 9th place finish in the A-feature. D.J. Estes would hook a rut in the B-feature, sending him tumbling off the racing surface into the dirt run off area. D.J. would quickly leap out of the car, much to the approval and roar of the concerned 82 Speedway crowd. That would be the only sprint car team to get upside down during the event. Yet another driver drove a brilliant race in his first-ever Sprint Car Bandits appearance – and with a 4-barrell carbureted 360C.I. engine under the hood. That driver was Casey Willis from Sperry Oklahoma (north of Tulsa). Casey was able to quickly adapt to the SCB rules package and cruise his way to a very impressive 2nd place finish in the feature race. BC’s Robbie Price climbed from his 7th place starting spot to 3rd and broke late in the feature event. We certainly appreciate his efforts to compete with the SCB – in his first-ever appearance. It was also great to see ‘The Pilot’ Mark Huddleston make his return to racing after a several year absence caused by his crazy working schedule in the USAF. Mark would make the feature event but dropped out mid-race when his helmet shield broke. Current SCB points will be posted in the days to come – all while we are building up for the $31,000 Paul Peters Memorial event.Paul Peters was the father of 82 Speedway track owner/promoter Tracy Peters. Paul passed away this July, and his birthday was on October 12th. So, Tracy wanted to put together a ‘Paul Peters’-sized event in his honor, so the Sprint Car Bandits will be back headlining this event, along with the Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS), Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. Just four divisions will be racing on October 12th, with the SCB racing for $2,000 to win and $300 to start, while the TOMS winner will take home a bumped-up purse of $2,000 to win, the Hoyte Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Sherman Texas Factory Stocks will be racing for $2,000 to win and the TRC Team Richardson Chassis Limited Modified winner will collect $1,200 to win. Here are the finishing results from the 9/28/19 ‘Fall Shootout 25’ Sprint Car Bandits series feature from 82 Speedway in Petty Texas: 17 – Channin Tankersley 31 – Casey Willis 2 – Michael Day 12w – Dale Wester 45b – Casey Burkham 20 – Chad Wilson 77w – Will Eggimann 2s – Colby Stubblefield 74e – Claud Estes III 02 – Cody Freeman 99x – Dalton Stevens 21p – Robbie Price 71 – Colby Estes 44 – Jason Howell 72 – Daniel Estes 21 – Michelle Melton 41 – Casey Merrell 33m – Mark Huddleston 5r – John Ricketts 41m – Steve McMackin 47 – Chipper Wood (DNS) B-feature finish: 74e – Claud Estes III 47 – Chipper Wood 02 – Cody Freeman 72 – Daniel Estes 7 – Jerrod Warhurst 4b – Austin Burkham 42p – Preston Perlmutter V8 – Robert Vetter 88 – Terry Easum 33 – Mike Merrell 64 – Mark Zoeller 23 – Junior Jenkins 118 – Scott Evans The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races were won by Channin Tankersley, Michelle Melton, Robbie Price and Dalton Stevens. If you're looking to convert your Harley-Davidson motorcycle to a really kool trike, contact Randy Butler at KoolTrikes.com! There were 124 race teams in the pits September 24th, and we thank everyone that supported the event. Click www.82Speedway.com for results in all the divisions. Here’s some more info on the upcoming 10/12 $31,500 Paul Peters Memorial: If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes. TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway . For complete information about the Sprint Car Bandits series, go to www.SprintCarBandits.com or interact on Facebook by entering in Sprint Car Bandits. If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets. Make plans to join us on October 12th for the $31,500 Paul Peters Memorial, it’s going to be an exciting night of racing – and make special note of our 6pm start time.
  3. The Sprint Car Bandits “Fall Shootout 25" at 82 Speedway – September 28th, 8pm! - Texas Wing Modified Series will also be racing Petty, TX (9/24/19) - Next up for the 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® series is a return to the very popular and sprawling (in every respect) ¼ mile of 82 Speedway, located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start with the running of the “Fall Shootout 25” presented by www.FixYourGenerator.com on Saturday September 28th at 7pm. All six divisions of 82 Speedway will be in competition as well, paying very solid purse structures (see below). Fans can expect a full field of many of the region's best dirt track racers to be on hand. A :30 second look ahead: 82 Speedway track owner, Tracy Peters, had recently suffered the loss of his father, Paul “Patsy” Peters, and Paul’s birthday was on October 12th. 82 Speedway already had a race scheduled for that night, except now it’s going to become the massive $31,000 Paul Peters Memorial event; featuring $2,000 to win each in the Sprint Car Bandits and Touring Outlaw Modified divisions, plus $2,000 to win in the Factory Stocks & $1,200 to win in the Limited Modified division! Paul was known to have a big personality and an even bigger presence, so it’s only fitting to have an event of this magnitude in his honor. Paul was heavily involved throughout the years with several drivers in several divisions, and this huge event will help to celebrate the memory of his life in racing. If you are an individual or business that would like to help build this event even further, please email Darin at dssm93@msn.com for details. A complete event flyer and press release is already posted. Back to September 28th: If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes. Track Directions: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway . I like to call 82 Speedway ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across, and they have been reinvesting in the permanent structure of the facility since they purchased it last year. Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on Saturday, September 28th! A full line-up of 82 Speedway racing divisions will be joining the 360C.I. sprint cars, including open comp Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks (all racing for $500/win); along with Eco Mods & Stocks (each $300/win). Come early for Fan Fest at 6:30pm, with the first green flag set for around 7:30pm (track packing and hot laps are at 7pm). Adult G.A. tickets (sold at gate on race day only) are $17, with kids 6-11 $5. Pit passes are $35, with ages 5 and under $15. Seniors/Military are $15. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook 82 Speedway The Sprint Car Bandits feature event will be 2nd or 3rd in the running order, depending on track conditions and time. Join us early for SCB Fan Fest. It's free and you get to meet the drivers and the teams, plus purchase team apparel, get selfies, get your apparel autographed; etc. -Pits Open by 4pm, Grandstands 5:30pm -Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:15pm -82 Draw Cutoff 6:30, Pit Meeting 6:45 -Fan Fest 6:30-7pm -Track Packing & Hot Laps 7pm; Racing to Follow Immediately -Adult GA $17, Kids 6-11 $5 - Pit Passes $35 (Pits for Ages 5 and under are $15) Here’s the purse structure for the SCB “Fall Shootout 25” presented by www.FixYourGenerator.com 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 and procedures information…which will all be in effect. 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. This is the 4th event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus of $100 just for making all four events (Monarch, BCS, KSP & 82). The www.KoolTrikes.com SCB heat races will set the feature race lineup through passing points – straight up, with no inverting. Here's the purse structure & details for Saturday September 28th at 82 Speedway. Transponders & RaceCeivers required in all divisions (track rental is available): Factory Stock, Texas Stocks & Limited Modifieds (same purse structure, each division) features: $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. See details below. Eco Mods & Eco Stocks (same purse structure each division): $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. See details below. 82 Modifieds: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. No draw fee or entry fee. See details below. Winged Modifieds: Go to www.TexasWingModifiedAssociation.com for rules and purse structure for this series event. Regarding 82 Speedway divisions: Non-qualifiers or non-starters that are registered with 82 Speedway for the 2019 racing season will receive $30 each in their division. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). The exact same procedure will be in effect regarding pit passes. If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. Note to drivers: all race teams must run Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers. Track rental is available. 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 . Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks again to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!
  4. 8-Event 2020 Sprint Car Bandits and Texas Sprint Series Calendar & Schedules Released by Darin Short Garland, TX (09/13/19) - With yesterday’s announcement of the DFW-based 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series and RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series (TSS) synergistic alliance, over three dozen series events have now been booked for the 2020 racing season…and all 38 have been booked on separate dates from each other. Meaning, race fans in the DFW and surrounding areas do not have to pick or choose one track or another, like in the past, when they want to watch a TSS or SCB series event! As mentioned in yesterday’s announcement, there are no planned changes to either series’ rules or procedures with this new collaboration – as we are focusing on scheduling, advertising and marketing for both series in order provide a larger combined footprint of publicity to attract more fans to each racing venue. A very limited number of events in each series are remaining. If you are an area track promoter or owner that would like to book dates, please email Darin at dssm93@MSN.com ASAP with your preferred event dates (and series selection) along with your contact information and we’ll get back in touch immediately to confirm those dates or available alternative. Each series is limiting the travel distance to about 150 miles of the DFW Metroplex. We will provide updated schedules if/when they are adjusted. In 2019, the Sprint Car Bandits debuted a ‘Summer Break’ so teams could take advantage of popular national level sprint car events or have a family vacation…all while avoiding the extreme Texas summer heat potential. The SCB Summer Break ended up being highly successful, so in 2020 both the TSS and SCB will have a formal Summer Break, which can be viewed at the schedules below. Here’s the schedules at this moment in time, and they are also available in a monthly calendar format, at the following link in PDF format: www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the top link on the home page. 2020 Texas Sprint Series Schedule – as of 9/13/19: SAT 3/07 TSS - KSP 1 (Kennedale Speedway Park) FRI 3/13 TSS - MONARCH 1 (Monarch Motor Speedway) SAT 3/14 TSS - 82 SPEEDWAY 1 FRI 3/27 TSS - BOYD RACEWAY 1 FRI 4/10 TSS - HOT 1 (Heart O’ Texas Speedway) SAT 4/11 TSS - KSP 2 FRI 4/17 TSS - MONARCH 2 FRI 4/24 TSS - BOYD 2 SAT 5/2 TSS - ABILENE SPEEDWAY 1 SAT 5/16 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 2 FRI 5/22 TSS - MONARCH 3 FRI 5/29 TSS - BOYD 3 SAT 6/6 TSS – KSP 3 SAT 6/13 TSS – GRAYSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY FRI 6/19 TSS - MONARCH 4 SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 3 FRI 6/26 RAINDATE FRI 7/3 TSS - BOYD 4 SAT 7/11 TSS - ABILENE 2 FRI 7/24 TSS - HOT 2 SAT 8/1 TSS - ABILENE 3 SAT 9/12 TSS - GRAYSON 2 FRI 9/18 TSS - MONARCH 5 SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 4 2020 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits SCHEDULE: FRI 3/20 SCB - HOT 1 SAT 3/28 SCB - KSP 1 SAT 4/4 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 1 SAT 4/18 SCB - ABILENE SAT 4/25 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 2 FRI 5/1 SCB - HOT 2 SAT 5/9 SCB - MONARCH 1 SAT 5/30 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 3 FRI 6/12 SCB - BOYD 1 SAT 6/27 RAINDATE SAT 7/4 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 4 FRI 7/10 SCB - HOT 3 FRI 9/25 SCB - BOYD 2 SAT 9/26 SCB - KSP 2 SAT 10/10 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 5 SAT 10/31 SCB - MONARCH 2 Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com and they will get back to you right away. There are no planned rules or procedure changes for either series. The next rounds of press releases will focus on details such as the Smiley’s Racing Products Texas Expo, any new rules updates, driver registration; etc. Be watching for the next round of series news on our traditional marketing channels, such as www.SprintCarBandits.com and on Facebook @SprintCarBandits or by keywords Texas Sprint Series. The TSS will also have a new online home being built during the off-season. THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series and Texas Sprint Series! In the meantime, the season continues for each series, with the next TSS event being held this Saturday, September 14th at Grayson County Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park on September 21st; then September 28th for the SCB at 82 Speedway. If you happened to miss the 9/12/19 TSS/SCB launch announcement, here it is: Sprint Car Bandits and Texas Sprint Series Create Synergistic Alliance for 2020 Racing Season Garland, TX (09/12/19) - Officials of the DFW-based Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series and Texas Sprint Series (TSS) are pleased to announce they have formed a synergistic alliance for the 2020 racing season – and beyond. For those unfamiliar, the SCB is a 360C.I. Sprint Car series and the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group. There is some crossover with the drivers that choose to race in both series, but that is not the focus of this alliance – growing track fan attendance is. This collaborative effort will allow each series to book events at area tracks in a manner that will allow them a much higher level of fan retention, as the goal is to have one series, or the other, racing on one night only. Little, if any, rules changes in each respective series are anticipated by this new alliance. Timing for this collaboration has been set into motion with the recent reopening of Boyd Raceway, with Richard Snider at the helm – Richard also operates the Texas Sprint Series. Snider comments: “With Boyd Raceway reopening, it requires my full-time attention, and the Texas Sprint Series has such a great group of racers. The reality is sinking in that I can’t handle both without one affecting the other. “ Snider continues: “That being said, I’ve been a big fan of the Sprint Car Bandits series and have been to several of their events the past four seasons. The fan excitement they create with the Fan Fests and quality of racing is electrifying. Plus, they understand the economics of sprint car racing on each side of the fence – and to the track operators as well. So, I cannot think of a better arrangement than for the ‘Bandits to handle the day-to-day operations, such as creating an intertwined schedule and event marketing for the Texas Sprint Series.” “We plan to host several events at Boyd Raceway for both the SCB and TSS in 2020, and I’m really excited about the future of both groups – and the health and sustainability of sprint car racing – in the Metroplex and surrounding areas. In this day and age we need as much cooperation between series and tracks as possible, and this is a giant leap in the right direction.” Snider concludes. Darin Short (Sprint Car Bandits co-founder) comments: “Booking events at area tracks has always been such an arduous and complex task, and it can take months of work and planning to create an effective schedule for the upcoming racing season. With this new collaboration, it will take one significant variable out of the formula, as now we will know what nights are available – and which ones aren’t – so we don’t double-book events on top of each other unknowingly. We want to help to maximize fan turnout at all these events. And fans not having to choose one sprint race or the other is a good step in the right direction to meeting that goal. We fully plan to have a combined schedule that doesn’t have both series racing on the same night during the entire season, which will be a revolutionary accomplishment for Sprint Car racing in this region.” Short continues: “Many tracks don’t release their schedules at the same time, so you can be left hanging wondering if the event dates you have booked will stick once they release theirs. Now we’ll know, as we’ll be booking the events and the individual track schedules are no longer an issue, as we’ll know when both series’ will be racing well in advance of the full track schedules are released.” Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.” Eggimann continues: “We will also expand the online visibility of the TSS, which in turn will help with added fan-awareness and track attendance.” A limited number of events in each series will be booked in 2020. If you are an area track promoter or owner that would like to book dates, please email Darin at dssm93@MSN.com ASAP with your preferred event dates (and series selection) along with your contact information and we’ll get back in touch immediately to confirm those dates or available alternative dates – as area tracks are gobbling up race dates already. Both series’ are limiting the travel distance to about 150 miles of the DFW Metroplex. Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com and they will get back to you right away. As stated earlier, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned for either series. The next rounds of press releases will focus on details such as schedules, off-season happenings (such as the Smiley’s Racing Products Texas Expo), registration; etc. Be watching for the next round of series news on our traditional marketing channels, such as www.SprintCarBandits.com and on Facebook @SprintCarBandits or by keywords Texas Sprint Series. The TSS will also have a new online home being built during the off-season. THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series and Texas Sprint Series! In the meantime, the season continues for each series, with the next TSS event being held this Saturday, September 14th at Grayson County Speedway, September 21st at Kennedale Speedway Park; then September 28th & October 12th for the SCB at 82 Speedway.
  5. JOIN US for HIGH-SPEED DRAMA of the SPRINT CAR BANDITS “FALL SHOOTOUT 25” at 82 SPEEDWAY – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 8pm! Petty, TX (8/22/19) - Next up for the 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® series is a return to the very popular and sprawling (in every respect) ¼ mile of 82 Speedway, located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start with the running of the “Fall Shootout 25” presented by www.FixYourGenerator.com on Saturday September 28th at 7pm. All six divisions of 82 Speedway will be in competition as well, paying very solid purse structures (see below). Fans can expect a full field of many of the region's best dirt track racers to be on hand. A :30 second look ahead: 82 Speedway track owner, Tracy Peters, had recently suffered the loss of his father, Paul “Patsy” Peters, and Paul’s birthday was on October 12th. 82 Speedway already had a race scheduled for that night, except now it’s going to become the massive $30,000 Paul Peters Memorial event; featuring $2,000 to win each in the Sprint Car Bandits and Touring Outlaw Modified divisions, plus $1,200 to win each in the Factory Stock & Limited Modified divisions! Paul was known to have a big personality and an even bigger presence, so it’s only fitting to have an event of this magnitude in his honor. Paul was heavily involved throughout the years with several drivers in several divisions, and this huge event will help to celebrate the memory of his life in racing. If you are an individual or business that would like to help build this event even further, please email Darin at dssm93@msn.com for details. A complete event flyer and press release will be posted in the days to come. Back to September 28th: If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes. TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway . I like to call 82 Speedway ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across, and they have been reinvesting in the permanent structure of the facility since they purchased it last year. Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on Saturday, September 28th! A full line-up of 82 Speedway racing divisions will be joining the 360C.I. sprint cars, including open comp Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks (all racing for $500/win); along with Eco Mods & Stocks (each $300/win). Come early for Fan Fest at 6:30pm, with the first green flag set for around 7:30pm (track packing and hot laps are at 7pm). Adult G.A. tickets (sold at gate on race day only) are $17, with kids 6-11 $5. Pit passes are $35, with ages 5 and under $15. Seniors/Military are $15. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook @82Speedway JOIN US EARLY for SCB FAN FEST! It's free and you get to meet the drivers and the teams, plus purchase team apparel, get selfies, get your apparel autographed; etc.! -Pits Open by 4pm, Grandstands 5:30pm -Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:15pm -82 Draw Cutoff 6:30, Pit Meeting 6:45 -Fan Fest 6:30-7pm -Track Packing & Hot Laps 7pm; Racing to Follow Immediately -Adult GA $17, Kids 6-11 $5 - Pit Passes $35 (Pits for Ages 5 and under are $15) Here’s the purse structure for the SCB “Fall Shootout 25” presented by www.FixYourGenerator.com 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 and procedures information…which will all be in effect. 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. This is the 4th event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus of $100 just for making all four events (Monarch, BCS, KSP & 82). The www.KoolTrikes.com SCB heat races will set the feature race lineup through passing points – straight up, with no inverting. Here's the purse structure & details for Saturday September 28th at 82 Speedway. Transponders & RaceCeivers required in all divisions (track rental is available): Factory Stock, Texas Stocks & Limited Modifieds (same purse structure, each division) features: $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. See details below. Eco Mods & Eco Stocks (same purse structure each division): $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. See details below. 82 Modifieds: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. No draw fee or entry fee. See details below. Regarding 82 Speedway divisions: Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). The exact same procedure will be in effect regarding pit passes. If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. Note to drivers: all race teams must run Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers. Track rental is available. 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 . Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks again to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!
  6. Thomas Heats Up HOT ‘Bandits Victory Lane; Series Summer Break Underway Elm Mott, TX (07/13/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series invaded the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) on Waco on Friday, July 12th with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night, and when the final checkers waved, Marcus Thomas would take the win with a spot-on wing dance that commemorated the moment. It would also become Thomas’s 4th Series victory of 2019. Click https://youtu.be/9-RqKX0baaA for a video clip of the feature racing action. Don Cook photo The night would start out with three www.KoolTrikes.com heat races that saw the D&W Towing and Recovery #12W of Dale Wester earning the www.FixYourGenerator.com Top Qualifier Award, and collecting $100 for his efforts. Special thanks to Fred Summers of www.FixYourGenerator.com for his continued support of the Sprint Car Bandits series. The feature event would fire off sans Chance McCrary (engine) and Jeb Sessums (drivetrain) with a 4-wide salute to the large appreciative HOT crowd. It also happened to be a very pleasant night at the races with unseasonably comfortable conditions in the mid-80’s. You could also see in the far distance the lightning from Hurricane Barry dancing along the eastern horizon. From his outside front row starting spot, Marcus Thomas would shoot out to an early lead in the 25-lapper, with Jeff Emerson, Dale Wester and Junior Jenkins in tow. A quick caution would restart the field in Delaware format, when points leader Will Eggimann would be sent backwards into oncoming traffic when the green flag waved. Three other cars would be collected that saw light damage, but enough to force three cars out of the event. When the race resumed, Thomas and Emerson pulled away from the field with Wester and Dalton Stevens putting on a great side-by-side battle for third. Emerson caught Thomas in heavy lapped traffic mid-way through the feature but Thomas would quickly make his way by those cars to remain at the point. Another quick caution period saw the racing surface quickly rubbering up across the middle, when the Wester/Stevens side-by-side battle would result in contact with Stevens pancaking the backstretch wall and sliding to a stop outside the corner three entrance. The hard charging Wester would also drop out during the caution flag, putting an end to his solid run. This would set up a shootout for the final four laps, when last week’s SCB winner Claud Estes III would emerge into second from his 5th place starting position to give Marcus Thomas a run for his money. Estes would close within a bumper of Thomas at one point, then Thomas was able to pull away by a 10-car length lead at the checkers. Emerson would finish in an impressive third place – in what was his first-ever Sprint Car Bandits series event. Jeremy Jonas and Daniel Estes would earn their best-ever SCB feature finishes by finishing in 4th and 5th, respectively. The balance of finishing order is posted below. In light of the fact that 2019 is the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour for the Sprint Car Bandits series, we intentionally planned a Summer Break this season so teams and fans can take in any of a number of huge events up north – without the fear of missing any of the action here. The SCB will resume racing action in two months, with the fall events line-up to be posted in a month or so from now. Besides the ‘Month of Money’ events slated across the Midwest, this Summer Break will also allow for the heat of the summer to take its course, so when we resume Series action, it will take place during much more suitable racing conditions – for both fans and racing surfaces. We’re excited about this new twist to our schedule, as the season is long in Texas, and it gives everyone a chance to retool, go on vacations or check out other racing events – whether near, or far. Thanks again to the great crowds that have attended Sprint Car Bandits events this season across the Metroplex region, the strong support of 77 different drivers, our sponsors, series workers, track workers & officials – and we look forward to seeing you all again after our Summer Break when racing action fires back up later in September! In the meantime, if you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts, the new online store atwww.SprintCarBandits.com is open and orders get shipped regularly. 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. 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. If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. Feature Results - Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) Friday, July 12th “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night: 15t – Marcus Thomas 74e – Claud Estes III 35 – Jeff Emerson 5j – Jeremy Jonas 72 – Daniel Estes 99b – Blake Mallory 23 – Junior Jenkins 97 – Reagan Reed 17x – Micah Baccus 27 – Kodey Keimig 12w – Dale Wester (Top Qualifier) 99x – Dalton Stevens 71 – Colby Estes 77w – Will Eggimann 118 – Scott Evans 74 – DJ Estes 64 – Mark Zoeller 01j – Jeb Sessums (DNS) 13m – Chance McCrary (DNS) Sprint Car Bandits Series Points Standings going into Summer Break (as of 7/13/19): Position Car # Driver Name Total Points 1 77w Will Eggimann 1305 2 12w Dale Wester 1267 3 23j Junior Jenkins 1133 4 74e Claud Estes III 1070 5 71 Colby Estes 962 6 45b Casey Burkham 869 7 2 Michael Day 865 8 15t Marcus Thomas 844 9 118 Scott Evans 830 10 13m Chance McCrary 827 11 74 DJ Estes 770 12 20 Chad Wilson 769 13 27 Kodey Keimig 693 14 72 Daniel Estes 637 15 99x Dalton Stevens 614 16 21 Michelle Melton 591 17 02 Cody Freeman 545 18 80 Josh Hawkins 544 19 47 Chipper Wood 510 20 41m Steve McMackin 424 21 64 Mark Zoeller 418 22 33 Michael Merrell 392 23 10 Bryan Debrick 371 24 4 Austin Mundie 369 25 01j Jeb Sessums 342 26 2h Tommy Hall 328 27 44 Jason Howell 315 28 5J Jeremy Jonas 305 29 v8 Robert Vetter 300 30 76 Zane Lawrence 254 31 99b Blake Mallory 238 32 8a Koty Adams 218 33 17x Micah Baccus 215 34 5r John Ricketts 208 35 57 Chase Parson 190 36 79V Ryan Hall 185 37 04 Kyle Jones 184 38 55 Brad Queen 159 39 45 John Carney II 150 40 17W Harli White 142 41 26 Jacob Harris 142 42 1X Tim Crawley 135 43 12 Trey Schmidt 135 44 35 Jeff Emerson 135 45 48 Cody Stacy 130 46 49 Justin Fifield 125 47 2w Dustyn Welch 125 48 b51 Johnny Brown 122 49 9Z Taylor Courtney 119 50 91 Craig Oates 119 51 3 Willie Reed 116 52 97 Reagan Reed 116 53 92 Jordan Weaver 113 54 9tx Brad Wesp 113 55 8A Alan Myers 110 56 22L Kent Lewis Sr. 106 57 83 Jett Hays 106 58 17w Brad Welborn 104 59 07 Bobby Middleton 104 60 57C Chris Schmelzle 102 61 17 Channin Tankersley 100 62 16 Cody Tankersley 100 63 18 Logan Scherb 98 64 18L Dillon Laden 96 65 82c Christian Kinnison 92 66 10C Jeremy Campbell 92 67 41 Josh Harner 90 68 35 Chris Hinson 88 69 4b Austin Burkham 65 70 4t6 Russ Fletcher 65 71 15 Michael Colaluca 65 72 9 Bobby Breen 65 73 52 JD Fry 65 74 79 Charlie McDonald 65 75 12.5 James Griffin 65 76 5X Tyson Hall 65 77 22X Steven Shebester 65
  7. Sprint Car Bandits "MDA muscling in the Dirt Night" at Heart O’ Texas this Friday, July 12 Elm Mott, TX (07/10/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series continues the 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco THIS Friday, July 12th with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night. :30 HOT REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at Heart O’ Texas Speedway this past March, a field of 30 teams would find a quickly changing track surface in the feature race would have drivers way, way up-on-the-wheel. A torrid pace was set with the top four drivers, none of which had a clear advantage, when on a restart Channin Tankersley would suddenly lose traction resulting in Michael Day making hard contact with the wall. On the restart third place starter Marcus Thomas would make his way to the point and take the first checkers of the SCB series for 2019. 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 6:45pm until about 7:15pm. 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 takes 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 open and orders get shipped daily. 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. At the last series event, $3,000 in Fierce 15 driver loyalty rewards were distributed from t-shirt sales and the second round of the Smiley’s Racing 4-Pack Bonus programs. For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 12th. 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. The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. 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. The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races and www.SmileysRacing.com 4-Pack Bonus will also be a part of the racing program. 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 have been 18 different feature winners in the past 26 SCB events since 2018. 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 . This is the final Sprint Car Bandits event leading into our ‘SCB Summer Break.’ We will be putting out our fall events schedule later in August that will conclude the 2019 racing season…so be watching for that to come out at our website and Facebook pages. If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. We have built the Summer Break into the schedule, as many teams and fans like heading north this time of the year to catch the King’s Royal, Knoxville 360/410 Nationals and RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car Nationals – to name a few. Now those teams and fans can do so without missing a beat with the SCB series. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday July 12th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the final time at HOT in 2019! Compiled Sprint Car Bandits Points for 2019 after 7/06/19 event at 82 Speedway : Position Car # Driver Name Total Points 1 77w Will Eggimann 1203 2 12w Dale Wester 1159 3 23j Junior Jenkins 1014 4 74e Claud Estes III 928 5 45b Casey Burkham 869 6 2 Michael Day 865 7 71 Colby Estes 858 8 20 Chad Wilson 769 9 13m Chance McCrary 762 10 118 Scott Evans 730 11 15t Marcus Thomas 694 12 74 DJ Estes 672 13 21 Michelle Melton 591 14 27 Kodey Keimig 583 15 02 Cody Freeman 545 16 80 Josh Hawkins 544 17 72 Daniel Estes 512 18 47 Chipper Wood 510 19 99x Dalton Stevens 508 20 41m Steve McMackin 424 21 33 Michael Merrell 392 22 10 Bryan Debrick 371 23 4 Austin Mundie 369 24 2h Tommy Hall 328 25 64 Mark Zoeller 322 26 44 Jason Howell 315 27 v8 Robert Vetter 300 28 01j Jeb Sessums 277 29 76 Zane Lawrence 254 30 8a Koty Adams 218 31 5r John Ricketts 208 32 57 Chase Parson 190 33 79V Ryan Hall 185 34 04 Kyle Jones 184 35 5J Jeremy Jonas 175 36 55 Brad Queen 159 37 45 John Carney II 150 38 17W Harli White 142 39 26 Jacob Harris 142 40 1X Tim Crawley 135 41 12 Trey Schmidt 135 42 48 Cody Stacy 130 43 49 Justin Fifield 125 44 2w Dustyn Welch 125 45 b51 Johnny Brown 122 46 9Z Taylor Courtney 119 47 91 Craig Oates 119 48 99b Blake Mallory 116 49 3 Willie Reed 116 50 92 Jordan Weaver 113 51 9tx Brad Wesp 113 52 8A Alan Myers 110 53 22L Kent Lewis Sr. 106 54 83 Jett Hays 106 55 17w Brad Welborn 104 56 07 Bobby Middleton 104 57 57C Chris Schmelzle 102 58 17x Micah Baccus 102 59 17 Channin Tankersley 100 60 16 Cody Tankersley 100 61 18 Logan Scherb 98 62 18L Dillon Laden 96 63 82c Christian Kinnison 92 64 10C Jeremy Campbell 92 65 41 Josh Harner 90 66 35 Chris Hinson 88 67 4b Austin Burkham 65 68 4t6 Russ Fletcher 65 69 15 Michael Colaluca 65 70 9 Bobby Breen 65 71 52 JD Fry 65 72 79 Charlie McDonald 65 73 12.5 James Griffin 65 74 5X Tyson Hall 65 75 22X Steven Shebester 65
  8. Sprint Car Bandits MDA Muscling in the Dirt Night at Heart O’ Texas – FRI. JULY 12, 8pm! Elm Mott, TX (06/28/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series continues the 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, July 12th with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night. :30 HOT REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at Heart O’ Texas Speedway this past March, a field of 30 teams would find a quickly changing track surface in the feature race would have drivers way, way up-on-the-wheel. A torrid pace was set with the top four drivers, none of which had a clear advantage, when on a restart Channin Tankersley would suddenly lose traction resulting in Michael Day making hard contact with the wall. On the restart third place starter Marcus Thomas would make his way to the point and take the first checkers of the SCB series for 2019. 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 6:45pm until about 7:15pm. 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 takes 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 atwww.SprintCarBandits.com is open and orders get shipped daily. 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. For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 12th. 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. The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. 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. The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races and www.SmileysRacing.com 4-Pack Bonus will also be a part of the racing program. 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 have been 18 different feature winners in the past 25 SCB events since 2018. 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, atwww.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits . This is the final Sprint Car Bandits event leading into our ‘SCB Summer Break.’ We will be putting out our fall events schedule later in August that will conclude the 2019 racing season…so be watching for that to come out at our website and Facebook pages. If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please emailSprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. We have built the Summer Break into the schedule, as many teams and fans like heading north this time of the year to catch the King’s Royal, Knoxville 360/410 Nationals and RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car Nationals – to name a few. Now those teams and fans can do so without missing a beat with the SCB series. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday July 12th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the final time at HOT in 2019!
  9. Intense Battle Nets Thomas Sprint Car Bandits $2,000 Win in Cleveland, Texas Cleveland, TX (06/27/19) - A beautiful night for racing greeted a big crowd when the Sprint Car Bandits took on a strong local contingent of teams on Saturday June 22nd at 105 Speedway in Cleveland Texas – which is the furthest event from the Series based out of the DFW Metroplex area. The race fans got their money’s worth, as the 25-lap feature race would go green flag for the first dozen laps when an intense battle up front shaped up to be one that fans in the stands won’t soon forget. (Click https://youtu.be/SAwu-eoOXDY to watch a video segment of the feature event.)Veteran car owner Wayne Brown had his potent number 2w set on full-tilt with driver Dustyn Welch setting a torrid pace through lap traffic as he chipped away at the lead of race leader Marcus Thomas. An interesting match-up on the high banked ¼-mile was the fact that Thomas had a 360C.I. engine under the hood, while Welch would field a hard-hitting 305C.I. engine. At lap 15, the battle up front would reach maximum intensity as Welch would blast his way to the point. The next pair of corners Thomas would regain the lead again. Meanwhile, if you were able to watch the battle for the lead with one eye, and current SCB points leader Will Eggimann with the other eye, you would know that Eggimann was quickly making his way through the field from his 11th place starting spot to emerge in the top five at the same time. Still without a caution since going green, on-track action for the lead heated up even further on lap 17. Welch would set a pick with a lap car in corner two, trapping Thomas on the high side with Welch blasting his way to regain the lead again on the backstretch. In just the next set of corners, lapped traffic would make things interesting again, with the trio of cars coming off corner 4 and Welch in command. Thomas would then catch Welch at the apex of corners 1-2, and after a brief stint of both cars racing side-by-side for the lead, contact ensued, sending the 2w of Welch spinning to a stop, sans front nose wing, while the 15t of Thomas bouncing sideways yet still able to stay under power, putting an end to the epic battle. While all of this was going on, Eggimann who had further advanced his way towards the lead pack, would grenade his engine coming out of corner four and exit the track at the exact same lap that the caution would come out, ending his certain battle-to-be in the final eight laps. The final eight laps would go green-white-checkers with Thomas collecting $2,000 for the win, while Welch would charge his way back up to an amazing 5th place finish after restarting at the tail. Jacob Harris would finish in second place after an exciting race-long battle with Trey Schmidt who would come home in third. Harris would also collect the D&W Towing and Recovery ‘Top 305C.I. Sprint Finisher of the Feature’ award – worth $500 in cash! Harris would end up with a $1,500 payday for his efforts. Cody Stacy would finish 4th. Dale Wester, pilot of the D&W Towing & Recovery would come into this event second place in series points. His night would start off in hair-raising fashion as he and fellow SCB series competitor Junior Jenkins would make unintended contact at the apex of corners 1-2 in their heat race, with Wester launching off the right-side tires of Jenkins directly into the corner 4 wall. Wester would make hard contact and be forced to the pit area. The crew would work feverishly to get the car back into racing shape just in time for the feature, where he would advance an impressive 8 spots. Up next for the Sprint Car Bandits series is going to be an exciting night of racing and celebration with the ‘Flags and Fireworks 25’ to be held at 82 Speedway in Petty Texas on Saturday July 6th. The night will feature a special program during intermission where all the teams in the pit area (sprint cars included) that bring a flag (American, Texas or Checkered) with them, will all go out on the track for a race car parade while fans listen to patriotic music over the grandstand PA and track owner Tracy Peters blows up a massive amount of fireworks in the infield. It should be quite the spectacle. The night will round up with the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Flags and Fireworks 25’ for the Sprint Car Bandits teams. Then the following Friday, July 12th, the Series heads to Heart O Texas Speedway near Waco with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night at the Speedway. At that point, the Sprint Car Bandits has scheduled the ‘SCB Summer Break,’ which is something we’ve always wanted to do. Our Summer Break will allow teams and fans to travel north for such events as the Kings Royal, Knoxville 360 & 410 Nationals, and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals at Eagle Raceway. We will then come back with our Fall schedule to round out the 2019 racing season. Be watching for that later in August! Sprint Car Bandits feature event finish – 6/22/19 Cleveland TX: 15t – Marcus Thomas 26 – Jacob Harris 12 – Trey Schmidt 48 – Cody Stacy 2w – Dustyn Welch b51 – Johnny Brown 12w – Dale Wester 3 – Willie Reed 23 – Junior Jenkins 02 – Cody Freeman 2h – Tommy Hall 22L – Kent Lewis, Jr. 07 – Bobby Middleton 77w – Will Eggimann 16 – Cody Tankersley Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in Series news, pictures and information. Visit www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to interact with other race fans and teams.
  10. FIERCE 'BANDITS 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 SPEEDWAY on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd! Cleveland, TX (06/14/19) - Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. This event originally fell to inclement weather on April 13th. TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information. :30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd…and happened to be competing that night with a 305C.I. engine. Reminder to area race teams: the Sprint Car Bandits series allows engine sizes of 360C.I. and lower, and all are treated in the same manner regarding draw-in, scoring and all other aspects. So, local race teams are encouraged to come join in on the fun! 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 5pm until about 5:45pm. 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 atwww.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you. 105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on June 22nd is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early. FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-known 105 Speedway factoid. 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. 25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab. 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. This will be the first event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus. Details of this next 4-pack will be posted soon. In addition, www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race! 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.
  11. SPRINT CAR BANDITS DRIVER USES 100-LAP OLD RIGHT REAR TIRE to PULL IN $2,000 WIN at 82 SPEEDWAY Petty, TX (6/16/19) - The young Sprint Car Bandits series is not without its faults, yet the goals of its founders nearly four years after its inception continue to prove that its rules are helping teams to save money on consumables racing – all without diminishing the quality of racing or requiring teams to buy something added to compete in it. At the inception of the series nearly four years ago, one veteran DFW sprint driver commented after reading the Sprint Car Bandits series launch press release by commenting, and I quote: “This will never work. You can’t run these cars with the same two rear tires all night long. I’ll never support this series.” Well, not only has the Sprint Car Bandits proven that you can run the same rear tires all night long (saving drivers that support the series literally $1,000’s of dollars, each, a season), but you can be competitive while doing so. Last night at the ¼ mile high-banked new 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, Will Eggimann would choose to mount a right rear tire that already had over 100 laps of Sprint Car Bandits racing on it – then logged another 33 laps of racing on that tire last night. And when the night was over, the tire proved strong enough to help the team land in victory lane and collecting $2,000. At this point, if this press release sounds more like a Sunday sermon, well, maybe it is. And maybe it’s time for other short track racing series to take note that maybe you can affect change and take a stab at closing the obvious economic gap that was created nearly 18 years ago. Everything changed for a lot of people after the events of 9/11. It was at that exact same point that it had a huge effect on short track racing – yet the industry didn’t respond to it directly, and for the most part still hasn’t. The key, pivotal thing that changed after 9/11 was the cost of race teams and fans traveling to events due to their cost of fuel tripling. That trickle-down effect has changed the sport permanently, as that change in the nightly ‘budget’ for racers and fans forced everyone to make choices – whether they are consciously aware of them, or not. Suddenly, the cost of fuel for traveling to events surpassed several other of the weekly ‘consumable’ expenses fans and teams experienced that were going to races. As a result, this has put an added squeeze on area tracks and their operators in the meantime, as generally smaller crowds and fields of race teams makes it nearly impossible for tracks to ‘pay more’ to help cover the racers new increased fuel budget. And repeating what was previously stated in this press release, that change to the ‘formula’ or budget went without any correction by the tracks or industry, and the result was a lot of fans and teams ended up not being able to afford racing’s new reality. What does this have to do with the Sprint Car Bandits ‘same rear tire all night long’ rule? Well, this rule forces drivers to not be able to have the option of spending more on this specific consumable, which directly reduces the budget in that area and helps to offset the added expense of fuel traveling to events: if a driver saves $200-300 in one area, it helps to cover this added fuel expense…all while not requiring the race track operator to cough up more purse money. This is not rocket science. It is our hope in the Sprint Car Bandits series by making occasional reference to its goals (as in the case of this press release) that maybe it will help other series and track operators out there to take action themselves to find a way to affect change in their own situation, like we have done with our group in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding area. After being involved in this sport and industry now 40 years in 2019, it is this writers, and SCB series co-founders hope, that those who are in a position to affect change take one moment to pause and ask themselves: what can I do to help fix a problem none of us started a long time ago, on September 11th 2001, by looking hard at their current rules and local economics that are affecting their track/and or series. Clearly, we have found a way in the Sprint Car Bandits to help bridge the gap some. It’s a step in the right direction anyway – and all without diminishing the fan experience or quality of racing. By no means is this a finger-pointing statement towards tire manufacturers. It’s quite the exact opposite, as it shows these are high quality tires, that can, and will, handle more racing laps with the slightest rule changes. Our series rules have proven by taking some of the downforce off the car (with our 20° maximum top wing angle rule) and by requiring certain track prep steps be taken by Series tracks, it can significantly increase the lifespan of a common consumable: a racing tire. Thank you in advance to those that took the time to read this press release to this point. Now, let’s resume with the racing highlights from another exciting visit to the beautiful and state-of-the-art 82 Speedway located about 15 miles west of Paris, Texas: 82 Speedway is located on the ‘fringe’ area of the core of the DFW Metroplex area, which houses several hundred racers in a multitude of racing divisions. It is approximately 80 minutes from NE suburbs of Dallas. As with any new business, the track has experienced baby-step growth along the way, but last night the track really caught its potential stride as 94 race teams would converge on this special night featuring the Sprint Car Bandits series, along with the Open Comp Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Eco Mods and Texas Stocks. The Sprint Car Bandits feature would roll out third in running order with several racing lines available to the 18-car field as they came down for the start by flagman Kevin Fry. At the last SCB event at 82 Speedway in May, Minnesota transplant Will Eggimann would find the top line around the wide expanses of ’82 to his liking, coming from his 10th place starting spot to take an eventual win. Eggimann would again choose the high line to establish the early feature lead. With two- and three-wide racing throughout the pack taking place, 11th place starter Casey Burkham would continue his strong string of 82 Speedway SCB performances by picking off car after car. In the meantime, several great battles near the front of the pack would ensue with drivers such as Colby Estes, Scott Evans, Chad Wilson and Michael Day. Later in the event, with Eggimann still ripping the high line of the smooth, slick surface, Burkham would emerge through the pack in second place. A caution flag waved on lap 17 (of 25), with the final eight rounds going caution-free with Eggimann pulling away to a sizable margin at the checkers, collecting his second 82 Speedway SCB win in a row, along with $2,000 – of which I would venture to guess he will use to purchase some fresh Hoosier Racing Tire rubber for the next Series event, which will be held this coming Saturday, June 22nd at 105 Speedway near Cleveland Texas. This event also ended the second ‘Smiley’s Racing 4-Pack Bonus’ of the season for SCB Fierce 15 drivers that completed in the past four Series events. Each of those drivers will collect an added bonus of $100 simply for being a part of our driver rewards program and by supporting the Series events. The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races were won by Series rookie Cody Freeman, 2018 SCB series champion Colby Estes and Will Eggimann. The largest crowd in the short history of the new 82 Speedway witnessed the event during a hot early summer night. Track owner Tracy Peters would help keep multiple racing lines available to the sprint teams throughout the event by conducting track prep when the track needed it, which led to another night of great racing. Thank you once again to the race teams and fans that continue to support the Series this season. We know that race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans have choices and we’re excited of where we are collectively, as Season 4 of the Sprint Car Bandits series rolls on. Here are the feature results from 82 Speedway in Petty Texas from the June 15th Sprint Car Bandits series event. Click www.82Speedway.com for full results from the track divisions. A-feature 25 laps: 77w – Will Eggimann (top qualifier) 45b – Casey Burkham (started 11th) 2 – Michael Day (started 6th) 71 – Colby Estes (started 2nd) 47 – Chipper Wood (started 10th) 74e – Claud Estes III (started 7th) 12w – Dale Wester (started 9th) 99b – Blake Mallory (started 13th) 9tx – Brad Wesp (started 12th) 2h – Tommy Hall (started 17th) 02 – Cody Freeman (started 4th) 20 – Chad Wilson (started 17th) 118 – Scott Evans (started 3rd) 74 – DJ Estes (started 8th) 23 – Junior Jenkins (started 5th) 41m – Steve McMackin (started 14th) 72 – Daniel Estes (started 18th) 55 – Brad Queen (DNS) Again, next up is a big $2,000 to win and $300 to start SCB series event on Saturday June 22nd at 105 Speedway near Cleveland Texas, we hope to see you all there! In the meantime, click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in Series news!
  12. $2,000/win & $300/start Sprint Car Bandits 'Texoma 25' at 82 Speedway THIS SATURDAY June 15th, 8pm!Petty, TX (6/11/19) - Next up for the Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series is a return to the very popular and sprawling (in every respect) ¼ mile of 82 Speedway, located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start with the running of the Texoma 25. If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes. TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway . I like to call 82 Speedway ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Oh ya, then there’s the track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across. Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on June 15th. A full line-up of 82 Speedway racing divisions will be joining the 360C.I. sprint cars, including open comp Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks (all racing for $500/win); along with Eco Mods & Stocks (each $300/win). Come early for Fan Fest at 7pm, with the first green flag set for 8pm. Adult G.A. tickets (sold at gate on race day only) are $17, with kids 6-11 $5. Pit passes are $35, with ages 5 and under $15. Seniors/Military are $15. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook at 82 Speedway JOIN US EARLY for SCB FAN FEST! It's free and you get to meet the drivers and the teams, plus purchase team apparel, get selfies, get your apparel autographed; etc.! -Pits Open 4:30pm, Grandstands 6pm -Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:30pm -82 Draw Cutoff 6:30, Pit Meeting 6:45 -Fan Fest 7-7:30pm -Hot Laps 7:30pm & Racing to Follow -Adult GA $17, Kids 6-11 $5 -All Pit Passes $35 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. This is the 4th event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus of $100 just for making all four events (Monarch, BCS, KSP & 82). www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race! Note to drivers: all race teams in all diviisions must run Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers. Track rental is available. The Open Comp Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win, while $500 will await the feature winners of the Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds and the Factory Stocks. The Eco Stock and Eco Mod winners will take home $300 each. The SCB are scheduled to be 2nd or 3rd feature out.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 . 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!
  13. MICHAEL DAY, CAME, SAW & CORRALLED BUFFALO SPEEDWAY PARK Canton, TX (6/7/19) - The first-ever sprint car event at the new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton is now in the books, and when the dirt, occasional raindrops and side-by-side racing settled, Michael Day would take a solid feature race victory in what was also the first-ever visit of the Sprint Car Bandits to the facility. 20 sprint cars would be in the pit area with 17 taking the green flag in the 25-lapper in front of a full house. The fans spoke and the results are in, and the bottom line was them commenting on how an exciting and entertaining event it was. A grand total of 3 cautions slowed the show – but that included all the heat races too. Nary a car was torn up during the course of the event. SCB points leader Will Eggimann would get caught up in an incident when a car spun directly in front of him, and that resulting contact would bend his torsion arm, making the car a real handful to drive throughout the remainder of the event. But it wasn’t a Day runaway. Early leader, Louisiana’s Koty Adams, would fire off to a blazing pace on the wide paper-clip ¼ mile. Then, with no warning Adams would suddenly lose traction all on his own, resulting in a single-car spin and sending him to the back. On the restart, Day would take the point and never be seriously challenged the remainder of the event. Thank you to the Canton area fans for showing up in droves for this event – all with a forecast that said ‘dry’, yet the reality, with massive rains just to the west and throughout the Metroplex. The feature event was concluded at 10:52pm. A pair of drivers would score their highest SCB series finish ever, with Bryan Debrick finishing in 2nd and Josh Hawkins third. Casey Burkham would recover from an early spin to finish 4th, while Dale Wester had another solid run finishing in 5th. Here’s the finishing order: 2 Michael Day ($1,500/winner) 10 Bryan Debrick ($1,000) 80 Josh Hawkins ($600) 45B Casey Burkham ($500) 12 Dale Wester ($400) 71 Colby Estes ($390) 91 Craig Oates ($380) 21X Michelle Melton ($370) 77W Will Eggimann ($360)5 Jeremy Jonas ($350)74E Claud Estes ($340)02 Cody Freeman ($330)23 Junior Jenkins ($320)8a Koty Adams ($310)47 Chipper Wood ($300)27 Kodey Keimig ($300)M1 Chase Parson ($300)Thank you to everyone that supported the event, which featured sprint cars racing two and three-wide throughout the racing program. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for more info or interact on Facebook @SprintCarBandits.
  14. Buffalo Creek Speedway featuring Sprint Car Bandits tonight, June 1 Canton, TX (06/01/19) - The biggest dirt track event in Canton, TX history tonight at Buffalo Creek Speedway at 8pm featuring the 360C.I. high powered Sprint Car Bandits series...and make sure to stop by First Monday Trade Days on your way to the track, it's just south on Hwy 19 and I-20 - just 10 minutes from door to door. Come early and take in Fan Fest at 6:30 (it's FREE with your G.A. ticket), the weather is perfect, with race time temps in the mid-80's and dry conditions forecast throughout the racing program. HERE'S ALL THE TOP-LINE INFO & COMPLETE Event Info...please take a moment to read it so you don't miss out on any of the action: -Tonight's Sprint Car Bandits feature is sponsored in part by www.FixYourGenerator.com - if you have generator service problems or need a new one, contact Fred today. - Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left) side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the highway. Click www.BCS19.com for all track news and details. - 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 in front of the grandstand from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. 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. The timing of this event also coincides with the popular ‘First Monday Trade Days’ event, which is located literally less than a 10-minute drive from BCS on Hwy 19 within the Canton city limits, so you might want to make a day of it by stopping by it on your way to the races! - Adult G.A. (ages 12-64) tickets for this event are sold at the ticket booth on race night only and are $20. Grandstand kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and pit passes are $35. Senior/Active Military G.A. to this event is $15. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the brand new 1/4-mile dirt oval of Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) in Canton Texas *TONIGHT* Saturday, June 1st with the running of the ‘Grand Opening 25.’ Joining the Sprint Cars will be the Southern Topless Economy Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and Texas Stocks. The sprint cars will run no later than third in the racing program. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest in front of the grandstands from 6:30 until about 7:15pm, with racing to follow. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, a unique ‘standing room’ viewing area on the front stretch and true ‘in your face’ racing action – all in the confines of a Texas ‘country’ style atmosphere. :30 BCS Rewind: At the epicenter of the 1980's rebirth to the modern Deep Ellum scene in downtown Dallas, Texas, Russell Hobbs has been at the forefront of it all, by creating, launching and operating businesses such as Theatre Gallery, The Prophet Bar and The Door. About 15 years ago, Hobbs opened Buffalo Creek MX Park in Canton, and the new Buffalo Creek Speedway is contained within the sprawling property that features lots of trees and natural country Texas scenery. It is truly a unique setting for dirt track racing. Russell Hobbs comments: “It’s been my dream since I was a youngster to build, own and operate a dirt oval track, and this has been quite the experience so far. I’m thankful to have some behind-the-scenes people and staff that have helped quick-start the process so we could avoid as many of the learning curve challenges as possible. And I always wanted to host a sprint car event, and since I contacted the Sprint Car Bandits series early in December, they have been very helpful and resourceful in bringing that dream to a reality. We just had a really good outlaw modified race last Friday, and I believe we’ll have an AWESOME night of sprint car racing on June 1st as well. I'd also like to thank Hall Chevrolet, Buick and GM of Canton/Tyler, Whitehouse Tuning of Terrell and RockAuto.com for their support of the speedway.” 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 in front of the grandstand from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. 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. The timing of this event also coincides with the popular ‘First Monday Trade Days’ event, which is located literally less than a 10-minute drive from BCS on Hwy 19 within the Canton city limits, so you might want to make a day of it by stopping by it on your way to the races! If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store atwww.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. Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left) side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the highway. Click www.BCS19.com for all track news and details. Adult G.A. (ages 12-64) tickets for this event are sold at the ticket booth on race night only and are $20. Grandstand kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and pit passes are $35. Senior/Active Military G.A. to this event is $15. SPRINT CAR TEAMS: THANKS to FixYourGenerator.com for adding a purse bump to this event! Here's the complete feature race payback: $1,500 - 1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300 - 300 - 300 - 300 - 300 - 300. 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 towww.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. 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. PLUS the KoolTrikes.com Heat Race winners will each collect $50 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! This is also the 2nd event in the Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page Four Pack Bonus that will reward all Fierce 15 drivers with an added bonus of $100 each just for competing in this current four pack of events that started with Monarch Motor Speedway two weeks ago. BCS division payback for this event: Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 250 – 150 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. See details below. For Southern Topless Economy Modified Series rules and purse structure, please go towww.facebook.com/TxStem BCS Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. RaceCeivers required in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a BCS division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on in their respective posted purse schedules. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race and exchanged for the same dollar ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). Regarding pit passes, if the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive their posted start money in their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). If the races rain out during the heat races, pit passes will be worth dollar-for-dollar credit to the next BCS event. There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. For track rules and details, go to www.BCS19.com . BCS has no sanctioning fees, just a $30 annual car registration fee (per division). Buffalo Creek Speedway is a brand-new venue and track amenities will continue to be built as time moves forward. For now, there will be hot grilled food items, soft drinks, bottled water, candy; etc. all at very economical prices. Small outside food and drink coolers are allowed through the grandstand gate for a $5 charge. They cannot contain any glass items. There will be a separate section in the grandstand for fans of legal age to drink beer/wine coolers that they bring in a small drink cooler. On special events or nights where seating is limited, small drink coolers must fit between your legs and not take up a seat in the grandstand. 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. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you *TONIGHT* Saturday, June 1st when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton – for their first-ever night of sprint car racing in the ‘Grand Opening 25!’
  15. Sprint Car Bandits Serires featured in ‘Grand Opening 25’ at the new Buffalo Creek Speedway – This Saturday, June 1st, 8 pm - $1,500 to win, $1,000 for 2nd & $300/start Canton, TX (05/27/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the brand new 1/4-mile dirt oval of Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) in Canton Texas THIS Saturday, June 1st with the running of the ‘Grand Opening 25.’ Joining the Sprint Cars will be the Southern Topless Economy Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and Texas Stocks. The sprint cars will run no later than third in the racing program. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest in front of the grandstands from 6:30 until about 7:15pm, with racing to follow. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, a unique ‘standing room’ viewing area on the front stretch and true ‘in your face’ racing action – all in the confines of a Texas ‘country’ style atmosphere. :30 BCS Rewind: At the epicenter of the 1980's rebirth to the modern Deep Ellum scene in downtown Dallas, Texas, Russell Hobbs has been at the forefront of it all, by creating, launching and operating businesses such as Theatre Gallery, The Prophet Bar and The Door. About 15 years ago, Hobbs opened Buffalo Creek MX Park in Canton, and the new Buffalo Creek Speedway is contained within the sprawling property that features lots of trees and natural country Texas scenery. It is truly a unique setting for dirt track racing. Russell Hobbs comments: “It’s been my dream since I was a youngster to build, own and operate a dirt oval track, and this has been quite the experience so far. I’m thankful to have some behind-the-scenes people and staff that have helped quick-start the process so we could avoid as many of the learning curve challenges as possible. And I always wanted to host a sprint car event, and since I contacted the Sprint Car Bandits series early in December, they have been very helpful and resourceful in bringing that dream to a reality. We just had a really good outlaw modified race last Friday, and I believe we’ll have an AWESOME night of sprint car racing on June 1st as well. I'd also like to thank Hall Chevrolet, Buick and GM of Canton/Tyler, Whitehouse Tuning of Terrell and RockAuto.com for their support of the speedway.” 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 in front of the grandstand from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. 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. The timing of this event also coincides with the popular ‘First Monday Trade Days’ event, which is located literally less than a 10-minute drive from BCS on Hwy 19 within the Canton city limits, so you might want to make a day of it by stopping by it on your way to the races! 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. Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left) side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the highway. Click www.BCS19.com for all track news and details. Adult G.A. (ages 12-64) tickets for this event are sold at the ticket booth on race night only and are $20. Grandstand kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and pit passes are $35. Senior/Active Military G.A. to this event is $15. Sprint Car Teams: Thanks to FixYourGenerator.com for adding a purse bump to this event! Here's the complete feature race payback: $1,500 - 1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300 - 300 - 300 - 300 - 300 - 300. 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. 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. Plus the KoolTrikes.com Heat Race winners will each collect $50 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! This is also the 2nd event in the Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page Four Pack Bonus that will reward all Fierce 15 drivers with an added bonus of $100 each just for competing in this current four pack of events that started with Monarch Motor Speedway two weeks ago. BCS division payback for this event: Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 250 – 150 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. See details below. For Southern Topless Economy Modified Series rules and purse structure, please go to www.facebook.com/TxStem BCS Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. RaceCeivers required in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a BCS division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on in their respective posted purse schedules. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race and exchanged for the same dollar ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). Regarding pit passes, if the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive their posted start money in their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). If the races rain out during the heat races, pit passes will be worth dollar-for-dollar credit to the next BCS event. There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. For track rules and details, go to www.BCS19.com . BCS has no sanctioning fees, just a $30 annual car registration fee (per division). Buffalo Creek Speedway is a brand-new venue and track amenities will continue to be built as time moves forward. For now, there will be hot grilled food items, soft drinks, bottled water, candy; etc. all at very economical prices. Small outside food and drink coolers are allowed through the grandstand gate for a $5 charge. They cannot contain any glass items. There will be a separate section in the grandstand for fans of legal age to drink beer/wine coolers that they bring in a small drink cooler. On special events or nights where seating is limited, small drink coolers must fit between your legs and not take up a seat in the grandstand. 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. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you THIS Saturday, June 1st when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton – for their first-ever night of sprint car racing in the ‘Grand Opening 25!’
  16. After 82 Speedway, Now 16 Different Sprint Car Bandits Winners in Past 20 Events Petty, TX (05/05/19) - A wildly unpredictable race day and night culminated with 12th place starter and Minnesota transplant ‘Wild Willie’ Eggimann picking up his first-ever 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series feature win at 82 Speedway, and becoming the 16th different feature winner in the last 20 events. Mike Petty photo But the day started in an inauspicious fashion, as the highly anticipated Grand Opening 25 was to take place at the brand new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton, Texas. However several days of spring storms made the track surface and facility too over saturated to race on. So, series officials jumped in to action to find a track to race at. And in short order, 82 Speedway (host of last weeks series event) jumped at the chance and offered the ‘Bandits a place to race. Track owner Tracy Peters commented: “We are a new track and the fans thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Bandits event last week and although we didn’t get a lot of advance notice, it ended up being another great night of racing action tonight and we look forward to them returning on Saturday June 15th.” After the 4-wide parade lap led by the KoolTrikes.com Corvette pace car driven by former Wisconsin sprint racer Randy Butler, the FixYourGenerator.com 25-lap feature took off with Junior Jenkins (who got upside down at 82 last Saturday) and Claud Estes III battling side by side with several lead swaps. After a lap 6 caution, the event would resume with Jenkins taking back the lead to the roar of the crowd. In the meantime Eggimann would keep working the high line of 82’s high banks and would battle 3-wide with lap traffic with Eggimann eventually clearing the pair of cars with two laps to go and cruise to a well deserved win in his J&J Chassis sprinter. Junior would come home in second for his highest SCB series finish, with Michael Day taking the final podium position. Junior Jenkins would comment “we always seem to run decent but a lot of times our results don’t match up. So it sure feels great to battle cleanly with two different drivers and up in second. I really enjoy racing this series and I’m glad they found us a track to race at.” 9th place starter Dalton Stevens would finish fourth - which was a nice rebound after suffering ignition issues last week. Claud Estes III would round out the top 5 after his tires would fade later in the event. An elated Eggimann commented in victory lane that he really appreciated the setup help from his chief mechanic and former racer www.cwb15.com - Wayne Brown. Wayne has been sidelined for the past 3 years after suffering a near life-ending illness, so it was great seeing them both in victory lane. Eggimann also stated that his right rear tire actually had three nights on it as it had three sets of template paint on it. Thanks again to 82 Speedway for hosting this event at such short notice, our sponsors www.FixYourGenerator.com and www.KoolTrikes.com for jumping up to sponsor the event, the 82 Speedway fans and staff for their support and we look forward to seeing everyone at next Saturday’s huge event at Monarch Motor Speedway featuring the Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Shootout, the Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modifed Madness event. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com to get your team pre-entered, and race fans can take advantage of advance discount ticket sales - both good through May 10th. Here’s the SCB feature finish at 82 Speedway, with the feature ending at 10:28pm: 77w Will Eggimann 23 Junior Jenkins 2 Michael Day 99x Dalton Stevens 74e Claud Estes III 45b Casey Burkham 13m Chance McCrary 12w Dale Wester 118 Scott Evans 8a Alan Myers 33 Michael Merrell 20 Chad Wilson 27 Kodey Keimig V8 Robert Vetter 41m Steve McMackin 71 Colby Estes
  17. SPRINT CAR BANDITS FEATURED in ‘GRAND OPENING 25’ at the NEW BUFFALO CREEK SPEEDWAY – THIS SATURDAY MAY 4th! Canton, TX (04/29/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘Dare to be Different' Tour is headed to the brand new 1/4-mile dirt oval of Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) in Canton Texas this Saturday, May 4th with the running of the ‘Grand Opening 25.’ All SCB teams will draw in and qualify in their heat races as normal, with normal series passing points. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest in front of the grandstands from 6:30 until about 7:15pm, with racing to follow. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, a unique ‘standing room’ viewing area on the front stretch and true ‘in your face’ racing action – all in the confines of a Texas ‘country’ style atmosphere. :30 BCS Rewind: At the epicenter of the 1980's rebirth to the modern Deep Ellum scene in downtown Dallas, Texas, Russell Hobbs has been at the forefront of it all, by creating, launching and operating businesses such as Theatre Gallery, The Prophet Bar and The Door. About 15 years ago, Hobbs opened Buffalo Creek MX Park in Canton, and the new Buffalo Creek Speedway is contained within the sprawling property that features lots of trees and natural country Texas scenery. It is truly a unique setting for dirt track racing. Russell Hobbs comments: “It’s been my dream since I was a youngster to build, own and operate a dirt oval track, and this has been quite the experience so far. I’m thankful to have some behind-the-scenes people and staff that have helped quick-start the process so we could avoid as many of the learning curve challenges as possible. And I always wanted to host a sprint car event, and since I contacted the Sprint Car Bandits series early in December, they have been very helpful and resourceful in bringing that dream to a reality. Our goal is to have an exciting sprint car racing event on May 4th and we’re continuing to complete project work on the facility in the days leading up to the event. We welcome everyone to come check out the track and facility at our next regularly scheduled event, which is Friday April 26th. ” 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 in front of the grandstand from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. 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. The timing of this event also coincides with the popular ‘First Monday Trade Days’ event, which is located literally less than a 10-minute drive from BCS on Hwy 19 within the Canton city limits, so you might want to make a day of it by stopping by it on your way to the races! 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. Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left) side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the highway. Click www.BCS19.com for all track news and details. Adult G.A. (ages 12-64) tickets for this event are sold at the ticket booth on race night only and are $20. Grandstand kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and pit passes are $35. Senior/Active Military G.A. to this event is $15. SPRINT CAR TEAMS: The standard posted Sprint Car Bandits event purse is in effect. 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. 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. PLUS the KoolTrikes.com Heat Race winners will each collect $50 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! If you are a business that would like to join Kool Trikes as a SCB heat race sponsor, just email Darin at dssm93@msn.com for more information. BCS division payback for this event: Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70…to start. 4-Cylinders (FWD & RWD will compete in two separate divisions with two separate purses): $200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 50 – 40…to start. BCS Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on in their respective posted purse schedules. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race and exchanged for the same dollar ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). Regarding pit passes, if the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive their posted start money in their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). If the races rain out during the heat races, pit passes will be worth dollar-for-dollar credit to the next BCS event. There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. For track rules and details, go to www.BCS19.com . BCS has no sanctioning fees, just a $30 annual car registration fee (per division). Buffalo Creek Speedway is a brand-new venue and track amenities will continue to be built as time moves forward. For now, there will be hot grilled food items, soft drinks, bottled water, candy; etc. all at very economical prices. Small outside food and drink coolers are allowed through the grandstand gate for a $5 charge. They cannot contain any glass items. There will be a separate section in the grandstand for fans of legal age to drink beer/wine coolers that they bring in a small drink cooler. On special events or nights where seating is limited, small drink coolers must fit between your legs and not take up a seat in the grandstand. 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 04/29/19: 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, June 8th 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) Plus $500/win Cabinets by Tommy Pole Scramble and $100/win Kool Trikes Heat Races. (Marcus Thomas winner) April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start, Plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heat Races. (Casey Burkham winner) May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX May 11 (Saturday) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Series Sprint Shootout #1, $2,000/win and $300/start at Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas. May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits #2 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 #3, 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 8 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale 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) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Series Sprint Shootout #4 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 THIS Saturday, May 4th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton – for their first-ever night of sprint car racing in the ‘Grand Opening 25!’
  18. 18-Year Old Rockets His Way in to 82 Speedway Sprint Car Bandits Victory Lane to Become 15th Different Series Winner in Past 19 Events Petty, TX (4/28/19) - With his twin sister and mom cheering him on in the stands (and his dad turning the wrenches on the car), 18-year old Casey Burkham chased down race leader and 'Stepdad' (as Casey's crew affectionately nicknames him) ‘Wild Willy’ Eggimann in lapped traffic to take the lead, and eventual $2,000 win, at the Sprint Car Bandits series event held at the beautiful 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas on Saturday night April 27th. Equally as beautiful was the weather for the event, with temps hovering around the 80° all night long. The night started off with three www.KoolTrikes.com heat races, that went G-W-C…yet, just before anyone could comment on how smooth and fast they were ran, Austin Mundie’s sizzling fast #4 sprinter would go flipping down the end of the backstretch into corner #3 after his throttle stuck. Following the hair-raising incident, Austin would emerge unscathed to the roar of the crowd, and the crew would go to frenetic-paced work pit-side to attempt to get the car reassembled back together in time to make the feature. And with the assistance of a team of pit warriors, they would, as he would join the other 21 A-feature cars just in the nick of time, to start in 14th. It would prove to be worth their efforts with Austin’s stellar drive in the feature event. More on that in a bit. After a fan-thrilling 4-wide parade lap paced by Randy Butler’s (yes, the retired Wisconsin sprint car driver) www.KoolTrikes.com Corvette pace car, assuming high points driver (after pole sitter Dalton Stevens car would suddenly drop out coming down to the green) Will ‘Wild Willy’ Eggimann (transplanted veteran sprint car driver from Jackson, MN via the East Coast) would take immediate command of the feature race. Then a sequence of relatively bizarre events would occur. The caution would come out for a spun-out car, and upon realigning the cars, it was found that the transponders of two of the cars somehow got crossed up in the track scoring system, forcing several laps of caution while scorers got it straightened out. And in the meantime, the track surface threw all the drivers a major curve ball, as all the recent rains and trapped moisture just below the surface would continue to rise. The net effect was many of the team’s cars would become very tight on the fast, now sticky & slurpy surface. Several tense moments would take place with drivers getting up on two wheels atop the ultra-fast track, and Chance “Mow Time” McCrary would do a soft roll-over in turn one, and a few laps later, Junior Jenkins would suffer the same fate at the apex of corners 1-2. Both drivers were reported to be okay. With the event clock now showing 20-minutes in, and only three laps completed, during the red flag teams were allowed to add fuel to their cars – which I believe is the first time in series history would take place. It was at about the same time three fast running cars would suddenly drop out for unrelated reasons: Colby Estes, Brad Queen and Josh Hawkins. Eggimann would resume a blistering pace around the 1/3-mile, high banked black pond-dirt oval, advancing through lapped traffic cleanly. By mid-race you could see his ever-tightening J&J Chassis car struggle to stay in the fast line along with a glowing rear brake rotor, while Casey Burkham would keep pressure on Eggimann in his well-prepared Schnee Chassis #45B. A few laps later Burkham would pounce in lap traffic to cleanly get past the #77W of Eggimann. Burkham’s car could not escape the suddenly wicked-fast conditions either, as his car would tighten up more than he would have liked, but it stayed good enough to propel him to his first-ever Sprint Car Bandits 360C.I. feature win. An elated Burkham in victory lane was joined by his proud dad and crew, and he would become the 15th different SCB series winner in the past 19 events dating back to the start of 2018 – a real testament to the strength of the group of drivers in the series, and its ultra-competitive rules package. The final 22 laps would flash by G-W-C, with lap times in the 12-second bracket, and the event completing at 10:56pm. And what about Austin Mundie? Well, he would bounce back in amazing fashion after the post-heat race incident by driving past 11 cars in the feature to come home in the final podium position. Hats off to Austin and crew for facing adversity – and conquering it. Scott Evans, Dalton Stevens and Brad Queen would win the www.KoolTrikes.com heat race wins, and each will collect $100 from Randy Butler next week. Randy was wearing quite a few hats last night, between his Kool Trikes display, our request for him to be pace driver throughout the night, and his heat race promos. So, he will be mailing out those awards to the winning drivers this week. Thank you once again to Randy for teaming up with the Sprint Car Bandits series! Here’s the complete A-feature rundown from 82 Speedway, on April 27th, 2019. And note that the next series event will be held at the brand-new Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton Texas this coming Saturday night, May 4th. Click www.BCS19.com for complete track details, and check out www.SprintCarBandits.com where you’ll find the event flyer and press release. Thanks once again to everyone that supported the event, 82 Speedway for an awesome facility and racing surface, and to the area fans that got a really good taste of what is to come when the Series returns to 82 on June 15th for the $2,000/win and $300/start ‘Texoma 25.’ Sprint Car Bandits A-feature Results – 82 Speedway, Petty, TX 4/27/19: Casey Burkham #45B (started 3rd) Will Eggimann #77W Austin Mundie #4 Chad Wilson #20 Dale Wester #12W Scott Evans #118 Claud Estes III #74E Bryan Debrick #10 Michael Day #2 DJ Estes #74 Cody Freeman #02 Michael Merrell #33 Daniel Estes #72 Marcus Thomas #15T Kodey Keimig #27 Junior Jenkins #23 Steve McMackin #41M Brad Queen #55 Colby Estes #71 Josh Hawkins #80 Chance McCrary #13M Dalton Stevens #99X
  19. THIS SATURDAY NIGHT: BEAUTIFUL 1/3 MILE SPEED PALACE HOSTS SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES for FIRST SPRINT SHOW at the NEW 82 SPEEDWAY Petty, TX (4/26/19) - First off, EVERYONE needs to mark their calendars right now to plan to come to the new 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas on THIS 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! The forecast at race time is 75 degrees and dry! 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. -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, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, 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 contactSprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on Facebook @82Speedway. 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. PLUS the KoolTrikes.com Heat Race winners will each collect $100 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! 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 THIS 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!
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. This Saturday, April 13th, Fierce 360 C.I. Sprint Car racing coming to 105 Speedway Cleveland, TX (04/08/19) - Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. THIS SATURDAY April 13th at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.comfor all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information. :30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd. 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 5pm until about 5:45pm. 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. 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 race with the series on a night-to-night basis – as was the case in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. 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 and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you. 105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on April 13th is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early. FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers have to come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-know 105 Speedway factoid. 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. 25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab. 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. 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 . If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 03/06/19: March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Event rained out, replacement date TBA) April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start 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) – To be announced 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) – To be announced 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 If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you THIS SATURDAY April 13th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour roars in to 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019 in the 'Liberty 25!'
  23. THE ‘BANDITS ARE HEADED TO LONESTAR – SAT. APRIL 20th! Kilgore, TX (03/26/19) - 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 on 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 6-6:30pm, followed by the annual massive Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. :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 6:30pm. 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 atwww.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." LoneStar is holding the line on ticket prices to this huge event, just $17 for Adult GA! Seniors/Military are $15, while ages 6-11 are $5. All 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 towww.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. 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 03/06/19: 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 (NASCAR weekend at TMS) April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start 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) – To be announced 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) – To be announced 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 If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. 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! -Darin
  24. FIERCE 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 SPEEDWAY on SATURDAY APRIL 13th Cleveland, TX (03/20/19) - Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, April 13th at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.comfor all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information. :30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd. 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 5pm until about 5:45pm. 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. 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 race with the series on a night-to-night basis – as was the case in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. 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 and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you. 105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on April 13th is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early. FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers have to come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-know 105 Speedway factoid. 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. 25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab. 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. 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 03/06/19: March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS) April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start 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) – To be announced 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) – To be announced 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 If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday April 13th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour roars in to 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019 in the 'Liberty 25!'
  25. Sprint Car Bandits Dare to be Different Tour kicks off at Heart O’ Texas, 3/22/19 Elm Mott, TX (03/18/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, March 22nd with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial. Gene promoted racing at HOT for 32 years before passing away in 2016. TOP-LINE RACE WEEK HIGHLIGHTS: The current race night forecast is for 72° and partly cloudy with precip showing to not roll in until the wee hours of night. FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 6:30pm-7:15pm. SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 6pm and drivers meeting is at 6:10pm. Hot laps begin around 7:30pm with racing at 8pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.HOTSpeedway.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information. :30 HOT REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on a hotter-than-HOT August 2018 night, Selby Holder and the track crew had the track in stellar racing condition, producing top-notch racing action. 5th place starter and veteran sprint driver Claud “The Ambassador” Estes III tracked down race-long leader (and nephew) Colby Estes and snuck by him with just a few laps to go and claim the win – much to the support of the large pro-Estes HOT grandstand crowd. 4th place starter Jason Howell would come home in 2nd place while Colby finished in 3rd. 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 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. 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 will have them for sale starting this Friday, March 8th. For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 22nd. 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. The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. 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. Fred Summers will also reward four lucky SCB drivers with the www.FixYourGenerator.com Cash ‘Fix’ Bonus in the drivers meeting with (4) $50 cash awards. Drivers signing in before the drivers meeting will have their names entered in the drawing, and four will be pulled out at the conclusion of the drivers meeting. (Must be at drivers meeting to win.) Thanks to Fred for his long-term support of the SCB series! 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. 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 03/06/19: March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS) April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start 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) – To be announced 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) – To be announced 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 If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 22nd when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019!
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