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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. $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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!’
  6. 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!’
  7. 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
  8. 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!’
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. IT’S a HUGE SPRINT CAR BANDITS RACE WEEK at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY – THIS SAT. APRIL 20th, 7pm -DON’T MISS Pre-Race SCB FAN FEST from 6 until about 6:45pm, it’s going to be a BLAST! Meet the drivers, get selfies, see the cars up close, buy team and series apparel – and get your ‘race on’ early with the great cold drinks and hot food at the LoneStar Speedway concessions stand! LoneStar also has a great line of track souvenirs as well, so don’t miss out on all the pre-race activities! - The current FORECAST is DRY, SUNNY & 78°!!! - ADULT G.A. to this event is just $17! Thanks to LSS for holding the line and keeping ticket prices to this awesome event as family-friendly as possible! - All LoneStar divisions are racing for great purse money too – Outlaw Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders! The Sprint Cars will be 2nd or 3rd feature out. - Added bonuses: The SCB heat race winners will each collect $100 cash from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes! The top 6 qualifiers will all go to the Cabinets by Tommy $500 Pole Scramble, which will be a 5-lap race and will determine the top 6 starters in the feature, with the winner collecting $500 cash! - H-U-G-E Easter Egg Hunt for the Kiddo’s. Racers please bring extra filled eggs to be added to the huge amount of them provided by the track, so each kid gets a bunch of them! Here are complete event details: Kilgore, TX (04/15/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour is headed to the 1/3-mile high banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore THIS SATURDAY, April 20th with the annual running of the Bunny Hop 25. The night will kick off with the SCB Fan Fest behind the grandstands from 6-6:45pm, followed by the annual massive Easter Egg Hunt for the kids (race teams: please bring filled eggs to add to the huge eggstravaganza!). :30 LSS 2018 Series Finale REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at LoneStar Speedway was September 29th, and the feature race was full of ‘typical’ LoneStar action. And when I say typical, I mean full of excitement…which is the norm at LoneStar when the sprint cars hit the high banks! Scott Evans and Michael Day would pace the 21-car starting field early on, with a hungry Marcus Thomas in tow. Marcus had just returned to racing after a near career ending crash last May in Louisiana. Thomas would take command of the 25-lapper mid-way through and then disaster struck with two laps to go. Thomas was hammer down on the fast slurpy clay surface when two lapped cars directly in front of him were racing side-by-side, and both he and Michael Day closed at a rate so fast that they had to get on the binders enough that they made contact, resulting with Thomas knocking down his left rear tire. The green would remain out the final two laps, with Thomas limping to the pits, while Day would take home the $2,000 win. RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019. If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season. The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Cody Hall, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway." Adult GA to this event is $17, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35. RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. $500 POLE SCRAMBLE ADDED: Tommy Bryant of Cabinets By Tommy LLC in Granbury Texas has stepped up to provide the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits drivers a sizable bonus for the April 20th series event coming to LoneStar Speedway (near Kilgore, TX – Exit 583 & I-20), with the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble! SBC :30 SECOND REWIND: During the past 17 Sprint Car Bandits events (dating back to the first event of 2018, through today), there have been 14 different feature winners – which is pretty incredible. This factoid is a further testament of just how well the SCB series rules work and how deep the competition is throughout the field of drivers. And only 4 of those 17 feature winners actually started from the pole position in the feature event, which shows how much actual racing goes on at our series events! That being said, here’s how the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble will work at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th: All SCB teams will draw in and qualify in their heat races as normal, with normal series passing points. At the conclusion of the heat races, finishing points plus passing points will be added up for each driver (as always), and the top 6 in overall points after the heat races will advance to the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble. The 5-lap Pole Scramble will be lined up straight up by overall heat race points, and the winner will take home an additional $500 from Cabinets by Tommy LLC! In addition, the finishing order of the Pole Scramble will become the lineup for the first 3 rows of that night’s 25-lap championship feature event. The balance of the feature field will be as normal, which is straight up by heat race points for drivers finishing 7th through 16th. The remaining cars will come from the B-feature (which is also lined straight up by finishing points 17th (on the pole of the through the last remaining car in the field). In light of the fact that all Sprint Car Bandits feature race lineups have always been straight up (no dreaded redraws), this will add a real interesting twist. For example, at the last SCB event, heat race pole sitter Channin Tankersley started on the pole of his heat race and blistered the field. However, there were several other drivers that earned more total points than him at the end of the heats, so Channin was slated to line up 6th in the feature event. Now, with the advent of the Cabinets by Tommy LLC $500 Pole Scramble, a driver like that now has a chance to pass more cars to improve their starting spot in the feature…and the winner is going to collect a $500 bonus, to boot! It should be a lot of fun and make for added excitement for the race fans. MORE ABOUT THE SPONSOR, Cabinets by Tommy LLC: Tommy Bryant is the company head, which is based out of Granbury Texas (southwest of Ft. Worth). Many of you know his daughter through sprint car racing, which is Britany Bryant that drove the beautiful #99B car at select Sprint Car Bandits events in the past. Cabinets by Tommy LLC is an extremely popular service-providing company for many homeowners throughout the Metroplex area, and they can be reached at TommysCabinets@outlook.com or by phoning 817-991-0659. Tommy, Britany and crew will be on hand to meet with racers and the fans at the Pre-Race Fan Fest at LoneStar, taking place at 6-6:45pm in the grandstand area on April 20th. PLUS KOOL TRIKES $100 HEAT RACE BONUSES: Kool Trikes out of Clarksville Texas (east of Paris on Hwy 82) is a manufacturer of independent suspension trike conversion kits exclusively for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Kool Trikes offers kits to convert your two-wheel Harley Davidson motorcycle to a three-wheeler. They have kits for every popular Harley model as well as an independent suspension upgrade for the Harley factory Tri Glides as well. Last year Kool Trikes was an associate sponsor on Sammy Swindell's sprint car for the Knoxville Nationals, but this year Kool Trikes founder Randy Butler has decided to go back to his roots and sponsor events to help support local racers and the racing community, and has formed an alliance with the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series based out of DFW. Kool Trikes was created 11 years ago by long-time sprint car and winged super modified driver Randy Butler. Many of you fans will remember his great looking #5 sprinter that competed in a variety of series events, such as the IRA, WoO and ASCoC. A few years after sustaining career ending injuries at Knoxville in 1998 he decided that he wanted a motorcycle again. Problem was suffering from occasional bouts of vertigo riding a two-wheeler was just to unsafe. Randy started looking into three-wheelers, or as they are known, trikes. He could see a need for trikes in general and became a dealer for three national brands. Problem was he couldn't find a trike that met his quality standards in ride, handling, and fit and finish expectations. Riding a trike just wasn't as fun as it should have been. Randy decided to build a better mouse trap so to speak...and Kool Trikes was born. To contact Kool Trikes, visit them at www.KoolTrikes.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kool-Trikes-353958338031966 Plus, you can visit with Randy in the Sprint Car Bandits pre-race Fan Fest at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 20th and at 82 Speedway on Saturday, April 27th. See posted event flyers for details such as times and locations. Randy will have a Kool Trikes unit on display in the Fan Fest area. Additionally, for those two specific Sprint Car Bandits series events, all of the sprint car heat races will be renamed the Sprint Car Bandits Kool Trikes Heat Races, each paying $100/win from Kool Trikes! This event is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held. All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015. And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working. Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits . NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 04/15/19: March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX (Marcus Thomas winner) March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, May 18) April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22) April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend) April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX May 11 (Saturday) – Event booked, to be announced in the next few days May 18 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend) June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX ~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~ September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start September 28 (Saturday) - 'Fall Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX October 11 (Fri) – To be announced October 12 (Sat) – To be announced Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to LoneStar Speedway, near Kilgore Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/3 mile oval for the only scheduled time in 2019!
  13. 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!'
  14. 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
  15. 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!'
  16. 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!
  17. Kennedale's only NCRA Sprint Car Bandits race of 2019 is coming Saturday, March 30th Kennedale, TX (03/14/18) - The stars will align over Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday March 30th, when the 360 C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour will electrify the ¼ mile speed plant for the only time in 2019, with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championship. Track Promoter Tony Dycus comments: “Last year the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series brought a great group of cars to Kennedale Speedway Park, with a huge crowd attending the event. The weather was extreme that night with temps around 105° with a lot of wind, so we decided this year to move the show to March 30th, which should make for an excellent racing environment for all. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see this event for just $16 so more families can afford to take it in!” Pit Gates open at 4pm on race day, Saturday March 30th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. KSP divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compact divisions; plus the Factory Stocks. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out for the feature event. 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 5:30pm until just after 6pm. 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 has them for sale right now. 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 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. Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can emailraceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more. SPRINT CAR TEAMS: Standard SCB posted rules are in effect. Eligible sprint car teams of 360C.I. or lower not familiar with SCB series rules or structures should go towww.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information, so their car is ready for action when they arrive at the track on race day. Eligibility rules are also posted on the rules page, contact the series with any questions. No entry fee or series membership fee is required; just a $20 draw-in fee. Draw-in will start at 5pm with the drivers meeting at 5:10pm, then it’s off to Fan Fest which starts at 5:30pm. 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 must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. This is also scheduled to be the second event of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus 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, and 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 make sprint car racing more sustainable – 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 check outwww.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to interact with the Series or its drivers. 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. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday March 30th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour electrifies the ¼ mile oval of Kennedale Speedway Park for the only time 360C.I. sprint cars will be racing there in 2019!
  18. The New 82 Speedway Releases Loaded 28-Event Schedule & Great Purse Structures by Darin Short Garland, TX (01/30/19) - What’s certain to bring exciting short track racing action to racers and fans across the North Texas, East Texas and Texoma region, today, 82 Speedway is pleased to release their 28-event schedule for 2019, along with base purse structures for track racing divisions. The new 82 Speedway is a very wide, sweeping 1/3-mile banked dirt oval which hosts racing on most Saturday nights from March 2nd through October 19th. The facility holds 3,400 spectators in its elevated grandstands, which offer superb viewing from any seat. Here’s the complete event schedule, as of 01/30/19, in a print-friendly PDF format: www.darinshort.com/82 . It will also be on their new website, www.82Speedway.com when it launches in the next week or so. Several special events are a part of the 82 Speedway schedule. Highlights include the $2,000/win and $300/start NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series on April 27th, June 15th and September 28th (which is also an NCRA Sprint Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout event); the Touring Outlaw Modified Series March 23rd and October 12th and the United States Modified Touring Series March 14th. Those event dates are all on Saturdays, except USMTS which is on a Thursday night (and the first event on their 2019 calendar). The Texas Wing Modified Association will travel to 82 Speedway on three occasions (April 20, August 17th and October 19th), while the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Series of Oklahoma will compete on July 20th and the Southern Topless Modified Series will be on hand March 9th. 82 Speedway is also the home of the unsanctioned ‘82 Modifieds’, which is open to all IMCA- or USRA-legal Modifieds with two simple stipulations: the cars all compete on the IMCA-stamped Hoosier G60 tire (only) and a maximum 2” rear spoiler. There is no weight limit and this rules package is quickly picking up traction across the region. It has also been proven to be very competitive as the tire rule helps as an equalizer. The 82 Modifieds are scheduled to race on 22 occasions in 2019, and all feature races pay a minimum of $1,000 to win! There is also a 25-lap feature scheduled on June 8th that pays $1,250 to win. There is no entry fee in this division, or any other division, for regularly scheduled 82 Speedway events in 2019. The other divisions competing regularly at 82 Speedway includes the recently announced Texas Stocks; plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Econo-Limited Modifieds and Econo-Stocks. To help break up the season in each division, there are two to three nights throughout the season that each division will be scheduled off. The complete schedule breaks down each race night and the divisions racing that night. Of the 28 scheduled events, the Limited Modifieds, Econo-Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Econo-Stocks each race on 26 occasions. The Texas Stocks are scheduled for 24 nights. There are also some nights throughout the season that the track is scheduled off, again, to give a break to all the teams and track officials. See the schedule for details. Other highlights include $500 to win Econo-Limited Modifieds on March 30th, Twin Econo-Stock features on April 13th, Twin Factory Stock features on May 4th, $1,000 to win Factory Stocks June 29th, $1,000 to win Limited Modifieds on August 24 and $750 to win Texas Stocks on September 21st. There’s plenty of additional featured items on the schedule, so check it out at the link below. 82 Speedway offers a very strong base purse structure for all regular scheduled events (but note that some nights are higher payback, see event schedule for nightly details): 82 Modifieds: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Econo-Limiteds & Econo-Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. 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. Typical nightly adult general grandstand admission prices are $15, while special events will be slightly higher. See each event’s publicity/event flyer for specifics as the events draw nearer. The track Facebook page is also a great resource for the latest information. Click www.facebook.com/82-Speedway-214471065945220 and there you will find lots of pictures, videos and a variety of other up-to-the-minute track happenings. Here’s the complete event schedule, as of 01/30/19, in a print-friendly PDF format: www.darinshort.com/82 82 Speedway will offer a full variety of hot food, including homemade Mexican food, all at family-friendly pricing. You’ll want to make sure to save room for it when you come, as the Street Tacos and Walking Tacos alone will sure to be a hit! We also are in the process of developing marketing partners with area businesses. Please email Tracy Peters at TWPrepo@yahoo.com and he will get back to you at once. Several effective and affordable, made-to-order packages are available. We hope to see you at the new 82 Speedway soon – as the season kicks off in just four weeks!
  19. Buffalo Creek & 82 Speedway's Join Forces to Create 'Texas Stock' Division by Darin Short Garland TX (01/29/19) - Street Stock and Stock Car-type racing in Texas has always been popular with fans and teams. However, in recent years several tracks have dropped the divisions due to dwindling car counts and lack of uniformity in rules between area tracks, which made it hard for drivers to travel from track to track to race their car. But there are still lots of cars in these divisions just sitting in their garages looking for a track to race at. Well, those teams are now going to get their chance to race again in 2019, using simple rule edits that will essentially eliminate the majority of those previous rules discrepancies. In recent independent meetings between the track owners of Buffalo Creek Speedway (Canton, TX) and 82 Speedway (Petty, TX) and Darin Short, it was determined there were lots of teams pleading to pick up 'their' street stock or stock car-type rules package. The problem, once again, is that if you pick one guy's track rules package vs. another, then you're back in the same boat of disallowing the other half of the cars from being able to race. And that wasn't going to work. Now, collectively we've created a solution that will work for most teams (instead of a half), and at the same time, help keep racer costs more under control...with a bi-product of these rules changes being closer competition. So, what are the rules changes? It's easy. Each track, Buffalo Creek Speedway and 82 Speedway use the same rules for Factory Stock tires. All Texas Stock division cars will all race on the same posted Factory Stock tire rules (Hoosier asphalt F45 pull offs). Plus all cars must weigh at least 3,000# after the race with driver. Each driver must bring a copy of their local track's Street Stock/Stock Car-type division rules with them for tech - which they need to comply to for their base rules package. Essentially, that's the nuts-and-bolts of the new Texas Stock division at Buffalo Creek Speedway and 82 Speedway. Both tracks plan to continue to work with each other on scheduling of the division as well, so that only one of the two tracks will be racing the division on any given night (so it doesn't split the field). The detailed rules are posted below and will appear at each of the two track's website soon.www.BCS19.com is the location for Buffalo Creek Speedway and soon www.82Speedway.com will be launching its new site. Both track schedules will be released soon as well. As a convenience, a copy of the Texas Stock rules have been attached to this email as a PDF file for easy viewing/output across all channels. It is also currently on the www.BCS19.com site under the 'Driver/Rules' tab. The brand new Buffalo Creek Speedway is located four miles north of I-20 on Hwy 19 in Canton and is scheduled to open on March 29th, while the new 82 Speedway is located just east of Petty Texas on Hwy 82 (which is about 15 miles west of Paris). The two tracks are 80 miles north/south of each other, and are an easy drive from one to the other. 10180 State Highway 19 Canton, TX www.BCS19.com 214-939-4321 16196 US Hwy 82 Petty, Texas 75470 www.82Speedway.com 2019 “TEXAS STOCK” RULES The Texas Stock division mission is to provide Stock Car and Street Stock-type cars in the area that have lost their home track or have limited options on where they can race – a place to race – at Buffalo Creek Speedway and 82 Speedway through our new rules package. Both tracks intend on running this division when they can and not on nights that are on top of each other. There are lots of variations of rules from track to track for this division, which we are going to address through weight rules and tire rules (below). The rules for this division are meant to be quite simple. All drivers must follow the BCS and 82 Speedway General Rules that are posted separately. You must bring your Street Stock/Stock Car-type division track rules with you in case you are asked for them in tech. Here are the car rules for this division: Minimum total car weight after the race, with driver, is 3,000#. Cars must have a stock stub, no full tubular chassis (like Late Models) allowed. Body rules: car must have an appearance of a Stock Car. No ‘Late Model’ division appearing cars. All cars are subject to track official approval. Track official rulings are final. All cars must be deemed as being safe before they are allowed to compete. If you choose to run a spoiler, you must run the spoiler height mandated by your track rules – and provide a copy of those track rules when your car is being teched. Again, no LM appearing cars. All tires must be the same posted BCS and 82 Speedway track rules for Factory Stocks, which are asphalt pull-off tires (see FS rules for full details). No other tires will be allowed other than the current posted Factory Stock rules. Texas Stocks is not about who can afford expensive tires, it’s about giving drivers a track to race at - that have limited options due to the type of car they have built/lack of uniform rules across the region. You can choose to groove, sipe or grind your ‘Factory Stock’ tires in the Texas Stock division. Any lead weight added to the car to make weight must be bolted on securely, painted white, and with your car number on it. Weights falling off your car during competition is a DQ-able offense. You cannot run your Factory Stock in the Texas Stocks division on the same night that you’re running in the Factory Stock division. This is meant to be a fun, yet competitive division. We do not want this division to get out of hand, as that is the reason why so many tracks have dropped this type of division. Drivers taking these simple rules out of context may not be allowed to compete if track officials deem their car unsafe or not adhering to the basic rules. If it doesn’t say you can’t do something, that doesn’t make it legal. Just adhere to your track’s basic stock/street-type rules and between our tire and weight rule, it will make for a very competitive and fun division for the fans.
  20. The new 82 Speedway picks up more Sprint Car Bandits events in 2019 from Darin Short Garland, Texas (01/18/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is excited to announce that 82 Speedway track owners Tracy and Shelley Peters have added two additional SCB events for the 2019 season. Each of the three Sprint Car Bandits 82 Speedway events pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start at the 1/3-mile wide, sweeping dirt track. Track owner Tracy Peters comments: “This is going to be our first full season of operation since acquiring the speedway, and we’re super excited about our events schedule. I met with Darin Short recently and he has a proven ‘track’ record throughout the past 18 years in Texas alone, not to mention 15 years in the industry as GM of three different popular chassis companies. We have commissioned Darin to help us with event packaging, publicity, online & offline marketing and other behind-the-scenes project work. As co-founder of the Sprint Car Bandits series, Darin and the Bandits team also brings 82 Speedway and our fans a top flight 360C.I. winged sprint car program.” Peters continues: “I really needed a replacement event for Saturday April 27th, and the Sprint Car Bandits added a date to their schedule just for us at my request. We’ll also host the Sprint Car Bandits on Saturday June 15th and Saturday September 28th. All three events will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start. I really like the Fan Fest component to all of the Bandits events, which will give our fans the chance to see the cars and drivers right in the grandstand area an hour prior to race time.” An updated track schedule and website are in the works and will be unveiled in about a week. 82 Speedway is located on Hwy 82 just east of Petty, Texas, which is about 15 minutes west of Paris, Texas and 25 minutes east of Bonham, Texas. It’s really easy to get to from virtually any direction, whether you are in the Metroplex, Sherman, Denision; etc. The track is a beautiful, wide and sweeping configuration; and the modern and elevated grandstands hold a massive 3,400 spectators. More track pictures and details will be released when the track website launches soon. 109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield, Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. 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, Brad Wesp, 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. Speaking of the Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest, each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display. The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing. This new value-added component has no added cost or fee due from Series tracks or its fans. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions. 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule, as of 1/18/19: 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. Each event consists of several marketing channels, including blasts through: email, racing forums, Facebook (series, track, sponsors, fans, racers, community event pages), event flyers, local media traditional forms of advertising, at-track on event night and out-of-home advertising. Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing exciting 360C.I. winged sprint car racing to everyone in 2019! Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series.
  21. 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, “Fierce 15” teams, Fan Fest & more Garland, Texas (12/26/18) . The upcoming 2019 racing season for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is going to feature several new fan- and driver-focused initiatives that will further add to the excitement and benefit level to all involved from event night to event night throughout the season, and today the series schedule is now available for viewing. This is the fourth season for the Dallas/Ft. Worth based series. For those of you that may have missed out on last month’s news announcement, in a recent SCB drivers meeting, the new driver rewards program was announced, and a total of 15 teams formed the Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15.” These drivers will receive additional monetary benefits from the new SCB merchandising program, along with another new driver rewards program called the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse. All SCB rules-compliant and eligible drivers that are not part of the optional Fierce 15 driver program will still be allowed to compete in any 2019 Sprint Car Bandits event, as in the past, with no registration or license fee, at any point in the season that they are available to race with the series. All teams in attendance on race night will have the same rules, same sign in, formats; etc. whether they are a Fierce 15 team or not, as long as they are SCB rules compliant. This includes all sprint cars that are 360 cubic inch and under. None of the 2019 Fierce 15 driver reward programs are based off performance. They are all based on those drivers’ support of the Sprint Car Bandits series itself. The Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse consists short-term sponsor-added purses that will reward the Fierce 15 teams that compete in each “4-Pack” of completed events in the season. This way, regardless of weather impacts, whenever four events in a row are completed, Fierce 15 teams with perfect attendance during those four events will all equally divide up the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse, again, regardless of performance. Then, the next Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse segment will begin; and so forth throughout the balance of the season. Since the inception of the series in 2015, we have no issues whatsoever with any driver that competes in the Sprint Car Bandits that also chooses to race with whomever they like in whatever division they like throughout the racing season. There are no anticipated rules changes to the cars themselves. We have a couple of small procedural changes that will go into effect in 2019, as were discussed at the drivers meeting recently. 109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information. 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, Brad Wesp, 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. Race fans can look forward to arriving an hour early to each Series event in 2019 and participate in Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display. The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing. These new value-added components have no added cost or fee due from Series tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions. We are now just under three months away from the kickoff of the 2019 season and here is the schedule – as of today’s date. We have also been working towards having a Summer Break in our schedule, and we now have the schedule rearranged so that race teams wanting a break from the heat can get one – or choose to go race up north during the Month of Money. 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule: 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) 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 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) - To be announced 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. We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available. Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing these new and exciting programs to everyone in 2019! Click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series…and in the meantime, we wish you all the best-ever New Year!
  22. IT'S TOPLESS TURKEY NATIONALS RACE WEEK at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! FORECAST: 70° and DRY! LAST YEAR’S FEATURE WAS EPIC, DON'T MISS IT! $5,000/win TOPLESS SUPER LATE MODELS RETURN *THIS SATURDAY* NOVEMBER 24th, 2PM! >RACES at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY 2PM SAT. 11/24 - PITS open by 11AM - GRANDSTANDS open by 1PM - Driver DRAW CUTOFF 1:15PM - FAMILY PASS ticket pricing available (see below)! Directions: Take I-20 to Exit 583, go 1/2 mile north then 1 mile east. Open Practice Fri. 6pm-9pm, $15 pits. Kilgore, TX (11/20/18) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore Texas is proud to announce that the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil will invade the high-banked 1/3-mile clay oval for the $5,000 to win Topless Turkey Nationals presented in part by P&W Sales on THIS SATURDAY afternoon, November 24th at 2pm! The sun sets on that date at 5:15pm, which should allow us to get the features completed by 8 or 9pm. The forecast is for 70° and dry, with a light breeze - which is perfect racing conditions for a 2pm start time! 30-second rewind of the 2017 Turkey Nationals feature event: When the 400+ cubic inch powered Super Late Model field came down for the green flag of the 40-lap championship feature event, the front row cars of Tyler Erb and Timothy Culp made contact, resulting in each of the hot-shoe drivers having a tire go down; forcing them to the back of the field. As the event resumed, Erb and Culp would methodically pick off one driver after another on the superbly prepared LoneStar Speedway high-banks. Eventually, the pair would make it back to the top five. With just a handful of laps remaining, Culp would track down and battle with the race leader Zach McMillan and slip by for the win. McMillan and Erb would round out the podium positions at the checkers. The event also had a huge multi-car incident mid-way through, no driver injuries were reported. Here are two video clips from the feature event that highlight some of the action described above: https://youtu.be/rj97bnNncfo and https://youtu.be/MT-xFLE__C8 BACK TO THIS SATURDAY: This event has a bumped-up feature event purse and will attract the top Super Late Model teams from a 6-state region, as it pays $5,000 to win and $500 just to take the green flag in the 40-lap feature event. Other than the cars being topless, all other CCSDS rules and procedures will be in effect. It is also the final championship points event for the CCSDS series in 2018. The Super Late Models are just part of a jam-packed day and night of racing, as LoneStar Speedway divisions will round out the 5-division racing card. The high-powered Modifieds are racing for $1,200 to win, with $700 to win for the Limited Modifieds, $500 will go to the winner of the Factory Stock feature, and the Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinder teams will be competing for $200 to win. Great payback will be paid throughout the field, as always at LoneStar Speedway. (See complete breakdown below.) For fans not familiar with the CCSDS, it is based out of Beebe Arkansas, with Chris Ellis at the helm. Chris states: "It is our goal to provide quality regional late model racing to the fans and tracks of the mid-south. In doing so, we will provide mid-south promoters an affordable series which is financially attractive to the racers, fans, and the tracks." The CCSDS is essentially aligned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) rules, which are why they are considered 'Super Late Models', with 400+C.I. engines. This rules alignment also allows them to co-sanction with the LOLMDS series on occasion - when they are in the area. Area Late Model drivers can, and do, run with the CCSDS series. You can expect to see several of those great racers at LoneStar Speedway on November 24th as well. Fans can expect many of these drivers: Jack Sullivan (current CCSDC points leader), BJ Robinson, Zach McMillan, Tanner Kellick, Kyle Beard (April 1st, 2017 LoneStar CCSDS winner), Robert Baker, Chandler Petty, Jon Mitchell, Hunter Rasdon, David Payne, Robby Moore, Jake Davis, Billy Moyer Jr. and Cade Dillard. Several 'invaders’ will show up – as they do every year, and it’s always fun to see who rolls through the pit gate on race day unannounced. 32 Super Late Model teams competed in the event last year, and a comparable field is expected this year. Action fires off THIS SATURDAY November 24th at 2pm. The Pit Gate will open by 11am, while the main grandstand area will open by 1pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 1:15pm, with a driver's meeting set for 1:45pm. Track packing and Hot laps are slated immediately following the short pit meeting, then racing to follow immediately. Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $20! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35. FAN BONU$: We will be offering our popular Family Pass for this event. It includes two adult age tickets (ages 12 and up) and up to four kid’s tickets (ages 11 and under) all for $40…a potential savings of $20! There is also an open practice set for Friday night, November 23rd from 6pm-9pm (NOTE earlier start time than originally posted) for any, and all, dirt oval track racing divisions. Pit passes for all ages are $15. Grandstands are free (but you must buy a pit pass for pit access). Here's the fantastic purse breakdown for the LoneStar CCSDS Topless Turkey Nationals and all the LoneStar Speedway divisions: CCSDS Late Models (40 Laps): $5,000 - $1,500 - $1,200, $1,100 - $1,000 (5th) - $800 - $700 - $600 - $580 - $560 (10th) - $540 - $520...paying $500 all the way to 20th. Non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $150. Normal CCSDS rules, entry and procedures are in effect. Click www.COMPdirt.com for complete details. MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. Track rentals/purchases are available. No entry fee. FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. Track rentals/purchases are available. No entry fee. LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. Track rentals/purchases are available. No entry fee. FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $120 - $100 - 90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40 - $30...to 20th. RACEceivers required. No entry fee. No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside the grandstand entrance. A full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available. Fans can tailgate in the parking lot, making sure they clean up their area afterwards. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all track related information. Tickets to this event are sold at the ticket window on race day when you arrive (no advance ticket sales). JOIN US for our annual event that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with high-powered high-flying racing action on the LoneStar Speedway high-banks, THIS SATURDAY November 24th at 2pm, featuring the $5,000 to win LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals presented in part by P&W Sales!
  23. 3rd Season of Sprint Car Bandits Series Closes with Thrilling Night of Racing Atop an Insanely Fast LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (09/30/18) - Twenty-one NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series teams rolled through the pit entrance on Saturday night to find an insanely fast LoneStar Speedway growling back at them saying ‘come and get it.’ Sam Hafertepe and his track crew had the surface set for full-tilt, and it did not disappoint. Drivers would flat-foot the high banked 1/3 mile track with lap times in the 13-second bracket all night long. Yet, there was only a combined total of two yellow lights during the entire racing event. But that didn’t mean it went without some hair-raising moments. 21 teams would roll out on the track for the 25-lap finale, with young Scott Evans earning the pole position after accumulating the most finishing and passing points in the heat races. Fellow youngster Michael Day would line up outside front row after a strong run in his heat race. Marcus Thomas would line up third. And yes, this is the same Marcus Thomas that earlier this season had experienced a very serious wreck at a sprint car race in Louisiana and has sat out the season recovering. You certainly wouldn’t know that he had been out of a race car for months, as he drove masterfully the entire night. As the feature event took the green flag, Michael Day bolted out to a strong lead with Marcus Thomas getting by Evans for second. Thomas would then track down Day and the two would swap the lead several times before Thomas would take the point cleanly around lap 7. But about a half of a lap later, a car would get crossed up and the race went into yellow flag conditions. Without the lap being completed, the running order reverted back to the last completed lap. On the restart, Day would once again pace the field. In no time, Thomas would continue his cat-and-mouse game and the two would swap the lead a few times more before Thomas would get completely clear of Day and jump out to a 5-car lead. The race continued green until around lap 14 when Dustyn Welch’s engine caught a brief fire, forcing the field to closed-red flag conditions. The brief fire extinguished itself, with the driver A-OK, and the race quickly resumed. There were still 18 cars running on the restart and in only four laps the leaders were experiencing heavy lapped traffic. In the meantime, great runs through the field by Dale Wester and Chance McCrary would keep fans busy trying to keep up with all of the happenings. During the high-speed lapped traffic game, Day would continue to catch Thomas as the field was shredding through lapped cars, and then things got real very quickly. Two lapped cars were directly ahead of the leader Thomas, who chose the higher groove on corner three entry, and with Day poised to make a pass for the lead, the fast closing rate on the lapped cars coupled with Day getting on the binders to get whoa’d down, resulted in Day getting into the left rear tire of Thomas. As the pair came down the frontstretch, the air quickly escaped Thomas’ tire and he was forced pit-side for the remaining handful of laps. There was no need for a caution, as Thomas would cleanly and carefully get off the track, and Day would take the checkers first. Scott Evans performed brilliantly throughout the event, garnering his best-ever Sprint Car Bandits series finish, coming home in second. 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series champion Colby Estes would earn a very stout third-place finish as he was battling with Evans in the closing laps. Dale Wester would climb from 11th to finish in 4th, with Tyson Hall rounding out the top five. After experiencing a tight sprint car in his heat, young Chance McCrary would set a blistering pace throughout the event, coming from 17th to finish 6th. And part of what makes the Sprint Car Bandits series different than many, is what happened immediately after the feature race. As the top finishers of the feature race lined up in their customary Sprint Car Bandits style for driver awards and interviews, when Michael Day jumped out of his car in victory lane, in a true showing of sportsmanship, he skipped victory lane and walked directly into the infield, and walked right up to Marcus Thomas and apologized for getting into him in that heavy lapped traffic incident late in the race. Day commented to the appreciative LoneStar fans: “I had a run on Marcus going in to corner three with those lap cars directly ahead and knowing the race was about over, I wanted to crowd him a bit, but I sure didn’t mean to get into him like I did.” The LoneStar crowd gave him a big round of applause – as they know they had just witnessed a relative rarity in this sport of dirt track racing with this showing of good sportsmanship. The Sprint Car Bandits series is cultivating a really strong group of drivers with a new attitude of racing hard, yet with the utmost respect for the sport itself. And we’re super proud at the series of where we were at just three years ago to where we are at now – and where we are going. In a closed pre-race driver/owner meeting, SCB teams were given a roll-out of the 2019 SCB series initiatives and plan – and it was met with resounding support directed back to the series from those teams. In a later press release we will divulge the details of those initiatives and roll out the 2019 season to everyone. Note that our existing rules package is going to remain essentially identical to the past three seasons. If you are a sprint car driver that is interested in learning more about our 2019 game plan and how you can become a series driver, I would highly suggest contacting one of the Sprint Car Bandits teams that raced last night for details. But I would recommend you do this quickly, as we had resounding support for our new series initiatives – which are only available ‘while supplies last’ to a couple more qualified teams. Thank you again to everyone that supported this event and for LoneStar Speedway for giving the drivers such a fantastic facility to showcase their skills on. The checkers flew in the Sprint Car Bandits series feature last night at 9:40pm, giving the traveling teams ample time to return home at a decent time. Heat race winners last night were Tyson Hall, Scott Evans and Gary Floyd of San Angelo. Here’s your unofficial finishing order (click www.SprintCarBandits.com in the days to come for official results and points): Michael Day ($2,000), Scott Evans, Colby Estes, Dale Wester, Tyson Hall, Chance McCrary, Jacob Harris, Gary Floyd, Will Eggimann, Brad Wesp, Tyler Harris, Claud Estes III (who also received the Sprint Car Bandits series ‘Most Popular SCB Driver’ award, as voted upon by his fellow drivers, presented and sponsored by MowTime and owner Lynn McCrary), Josh Hawkins, Junior Jenkins (be watching our site/Facebook page to see his great looking Jason Johnson tribute wrap, as he was close friends with Jason), Marcus Thomas, Tommy Hall, Mark Zoeller, Jason Howell, Dustyn Welch, Cody Hall and Tony Russell. LoneStar Speedway still has two big events left on the 2018 schedule, with the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Series championships on Saturday, November 10th and the highly popular LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Saturday afternoon, November 24th. A full compliment of quality LoneStar divisions will be on each racing card. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for more details.
  24. GRAYSON COUNTY SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT SAT. SEPT. 22 NOW *RAINED OUT* Kilgore, TX (09/21//18) by DarinShort.com. Unless you've been vacationing in Tierra del Fuego, it should come as no surprise that the Saturday, September 22nd Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) event at Grayson County Speedway has been rained out. Lots of rain that has already fallen in the area and several more inches are forcast, making it just too much for dirt track racing to accomodate. But we certainly appreciate the efforts of Grayson County Speedway nonetheless. The next NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event is at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday, September 29th at 7pm, with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Series Championships, paying $2,000 to the winner, down to $300 just to start.
  25. Sprint Car Bandits Series Championship at LoneStar Speedway, Saturday, September 29 Kilgore, TX ( 09/10/18 ) - The latest NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on June 30th was another thriller, with Tyson Hall and Dalton Steed setting a torrid pace and battling side-by-side for much of the 25-lapper with Steed taking the eventual win. The SCB returns for the 2018 Series Championships at the 70-foot wide expanses of LoneStar Saturday, September 29th at 8pm. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the big LoneStar Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds & FWD 4-Cylinders...all competing for excellent purse money. Fans can expect a great field of top 360 C.I. fuel injected Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, and you and the family will be able to take in this massive event for just $17 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military can take it all in for $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35. FAMILY-SIZED BONUS! We’re continuing our popular FAMILY PASS for this event, where two adults plus up to FOUR kids (ages 11 and under) can get in for just $34 (the price of two adult tickets), which is a potential savings of $20! 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." The LoneStar Speedway championship racing divisions will all be racing for excellent purse money: Modifieds will be racing for $1,200 to win, the Limited Modified winner will take home $700, while the first Factory Stock to cross the checkers will receive $500. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card, racing for $200 to win. Great payback is spread out throughout the field, and the complete breakdown is located here for all divisions: SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - $1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 (10th) - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. All standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Clickwww.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. LONESTAR DIVISIONS COMPLETE PAYBACK: MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $110 - $100 - 90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40 - $30...to 20th. RACEceivers required. No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand. The sun sets in Kilgore Texas at 7:07pm September 29th, which should coincide with our schedule perfectly. The Pit Area on September 29th will open by 4:30pm, Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Draw Cutoff 6:15pm, Pit Meeting 6:45pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps...with racing to follow immediately. Races should fire off around 7:30pm. CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all Series info...and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday September 29th, for the Sprint Car Bandits 2018 Series Championships coming to LoneStar Speedway! Top 30 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Points - as of 8/30/18. 13 different feature winners in 15 events! 106 drivers from 9 states have competed in the series across 11 series tracks. Position Driver City, State Car# Total Points 1 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72 2149 2 Michael Day Farmersville, TX 2 1551 3 Claud Estes III Godley, TX 74E 1482 4 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X 1338 5 Scott Evans Rhome, TX 118 1319 6 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M 1242 7 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W 1073 8 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J 839 9 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X 804 10 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J 765 11 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 04 740 12 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14 735 13 Gary Floyd San Angelo, TX 58 723 14 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74 707 15 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 79V 697 16 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98 695 17 Don Droud, Jr Lincoln, NE 1X 691 18 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C 677 19 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M 660 20 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91 653 21 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G 640 22 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88 631 23 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J 618 24 Jason Howell Keller, TX 44 608 25 Brad Wesp Galveston, TX 9TX 605 26 Kaden Taylor Forgan, OK 6 594 27 Britney Bryant Granbury, TX 99B 540 28 Rod Craddock Alvin, TX 7R 539 29 Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, TX 20 470 30 Christian Kinnison Denton, TX 82C 446
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