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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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!'
  4. 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
  5. 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!'
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Texoma 360C.I. Sprint Championships at Grayson County Speedway – Sat. Sept. 15th Bells, TX (08/30/18) - The newly renovated Grayson County Speedway (GCS) near Bells, Texas (approximately 35 miles NE of McKinney) is a racy ¼ mile bullring, as evidenced by the Sprint Car Bandits® series events held there last September and this May, with 3- and even 4-wide sprint car racing. Race fans and teams can look forward to more excitement on Saturday, September 15th, when the winged sprint cars of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits return to GCS with the running of the Texoma 360C.I. Sprint Championships. This is the next scheduled Series event. As was the case in both previous SCB events, make sure to get there in time to grab the seat you want...as they will be going fast on race night. The first green flag is set to wave at 8pm. There has now been 13 different Sprint Car Bandits feature winners in 2018 in the first 15 completed events. A total of 106 race teams from 9 states have earned series points across the 11 SCB series racetracks...so it's anyone's guess as to who could pick up the win at GCS! Grayson County Speedway is located at 171 Busby Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Click www.GCSracing.com for complete track details. You can also email Mark@GCSracing.com or call (903) 892-3157 if you need additional information. Visit www.facebook.com/graysoncountyspeedway for the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more. Gates open at 5pm on race day, Saturday September 15th, with racing at 8pm. Grayson County Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing; including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, I-Stock, Factory and Economy classes. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out, as in the past two events. Standard SCB posted rules and purse structure are in effect. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee. Sprint car teams not familiar with SCB series rules or structures should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information. Note all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (360 or under) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All SCB legal teams will compete for the same posted purse regardless of C.I. displacement (360 or under). We also highly encourage drivers that have yet to compete in our series to visit with any of the teams that have. It takes just minutes to make a typical winged sprint car SCB rules compliant. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, atwww.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits The final 2018 SCB event will be held at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, September 29th with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Series Championship, paying $2,000 to win and $300 to start. There will also be a closed pre-race meeting for SCB owners and drivers (only) at 5pm in the LSS Terrace at 5pm to roll out 2019 SCB initiatives, so if you are a SCB driver or owner, you will not want to miss this meeting! Please make plans to join us for this Sprint Car Bandits series event at Grayson County Speedway on September 15th with the running of the Texoma 360C.I. Sprint Championships - it's certain to be another wild night of winged Sprint Car racin’ on the ¼ mile bullring! NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Points - as of 8/30/18. 13 winners in 15 events. There have been 106 drivers competing in the series from 9 states across 11 different SCB 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 31 Dalton Steed Midlothian, TX 26 436 32 John Ricketts Burleson, TX 5R 423 T33 Jake Bubak Arvada, CO 9X 422 T33 Kyle Clark 9S 422 35 Justin Fifield Mesquite, TX 3 413 36 Jeb Sessums Burleson, TX 01J 380 37 Michelle Melton Flower Mound, TX 21 371 38 Bryan Debrick Irving, TX 10 369 39 Brad Queen Richardson, TX 55 324 40 Bobby Breen Fort Worth, TX 9B 313 41 Josh McCord Bossier City, LA 9 300 T42 Jacob Harris Vidor, TX 5 292 T42 Jason Martin Lincoln, NE 36 292 44 Will Eggimann Forney, TX 77W 291 45 Brandie Jass Bryan, TX 24 281 46 Mark Harris Vidor, TX 26 280 T47 Cassidy Lejeune Abbeville, LA 5L 275 T47 Shayle Bade Lincoln, NE 03 275 49 Daniel Estes Mansfield, TX 74E/71 271 50 Tyler Harris Vidor, TX 24 269 51 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 23 258 T52 Sterling Hoff Wichita Falls, TX 39 256 T52 Steven Richardson Liberal, KS 0 256 54 Charles McManus Collinsville, OK 5M 250 55 Michelle Decker Guthrie, OK 7 248 56 Tim Kent Bristow, OK 79 244 57 James Price Edmond, OK 2X 240 58 Cody Stacy Port Lavaca, TX 48 239 59 Austin Mundie Carrollton, TX 4 232 60 Chad Ewell Forney, TX 7 228 61 Bobby Middleton Montgomery, TX 07 227 62 Johnny Miller Burleson, TX 64J 219 63 Chase Parson Abilene, TX 57 218 64 Chad Koch Lakeside City, TX 35K 215 65 Shane Gloeckler Joshua, TX 30 208 66 Marcus Thomas Corsicana, TX 15T 192 67 Raven Culp Mesquite, TX 3 187 68 Danny Merrell 0 178 69 Jimmy Brooks College Station, TX 7 154 T70 Justin Zimmerman Athens, TX #1 150 T70 Scottie McDonald Porter, TX 88 150 T72 Beau Smith Pearland, TX 14 130 T72 Logan Scherb Decatur, Tx 1S 130 T72 Trey Schmidt Spring, TX 12 130 T75 Joseph Miller Cove, AR 30 125 T75 Nathan Moore Kaufman, TX 24 125 T75 Russ Fletcher Tuscola, TX 4T6 125 78 Tommy Hall Natchitoches, LA 2h 119 79 Wally Henson Alexander, AR 2H 116 T80 JD Fry Arlington, TX 52 110 T80 Justin Melton Lewisville, TX 11 110 82 Rick Pringle Benton, AR 38 108 T83 Charlie McDonald Jefferson, TX 79 106 T83 Dustin Woods Forney, TX 00 106 T85 Cody Hall Natchitoches, LA 3H 104 T85 Harry Yerrington Bryan, TX 02 104 T85 Steve Holland Lufkin, TX 3 104 88 Logan Payne Forney, TX 2 100 T89 Brandon Hightower Nachitoches, LA B52 98 T89 Scott Smith Montgomery, TX 12X 98 T91 Johnny Brown Orange, TX B51 96 T91 Michael Smith Kaufman, TX 56 96 93 Casey Burkham Dallas, TX 45 94 T94 Dennis Smith Eavly, TX 24 92 T94 Ty Johnson Eunice, LA 49 92 T96 Bubba McDonald Cleveland, TX 105 90 T96 Weston Gorham Colleyville, TX 71W 90 T98 Dustyn Welch Bryan, TX 2W 65 T98 Jarrod Warhurst El Paso, TX 7J 65 T98 Joey Starnes Springtown, TX 11J 65 T98 Kent Lewis, Jr Willis, TX 8TW 65 T98 Lucas Scherb Decatur, Tx 22 65 T98 Merle Scherb Decatur, Tx 78 65 T98 Stephen Smith Lavon, TX 3S 65 T98 Steve McMackin Greenville, TX 41M 65 T98 Zach Pringle Benton, AR 8Z 65
  17. 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits at Heart 'O Texas Speedway for "MDA Night at the Speedway" – Friday, August 24 at 8 pm Elm Mott, TX (08/20/18) -The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series returns for its third and final visit of 2018 to the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco this Friday, August 24, during Muscular Dystrophy Night at the Speedway. At the time of writing there have been 12 different SCB feature winners in the first 14 events in 2018 – and with the exciting action that HOT is known for, we very well could end up with yet another new winner, so make sure to put this event on your racing calendar! A full field of sprint cars will greet fans, including drivers such as Colby Estes (current series points leader), Michael Day (the first HOT winner in 2018), Claud Estes III, Scott Evans, Dalton Stevens, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester (the latest series winner at HOT), DJ Estes, Kyle Jones, Gary Floyd, Junior Jenkins, Tyson Hall, Britney Bryant, Jason Howell, Ryan Hall, John Ricketts, Michelle Melton, Bryan Debrick, Chad Wilson, Dalton Steed, Christian Kinnison, Brad Queen, Daniel Estes, Jeb Sessums, Austin Mundie, Chad Ewell, Chase Parson, Shane Gloeckler, Raven Culp, Danny Merrell, Brandie Jass and Justin Zimmerman – along with several others from throughout the region. 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. Thanks to Fred Summers and the team at FixYourGenerator.com, after Sprint Car Bandits teams draw-in on August 24th, we'll have our drivers meeting, then we'll draw out 4 drivers names that have signed in, and they'll each join Fred for a picture and those drivers will each receive $50 cash in the CA$H 'Fix' BONUS! > In other words, between the $35 pit pass and $15 draw fee (=$50), four SCB racers will get their money back in the CA$H 'Fix' BONUS from FixYourGenerator.com! If your generator needs service or repair, or maybe it's time for a new one, just clickwww.FixYourGenerator.com and select the service provider nearest you for quick and effective generator solutions! Note 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 just a $15 draw fee. Drivers should go towww.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. 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. That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 105 have competed in the series during through 14 events of 2018! Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price. When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the Sprint Car Bandits series! Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits . 2018 NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Points – Top 30 as of 8/15/18 (106 drivers from 9 states amongst 11 Series tracks): Position Driver City, State Car# Total Points 1 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72 2014 2 Michael Day Farmersville, TX 2 1453 3 Claud Estes III Godley, TX 74E 1332 4 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X 1242 5 Scott Evans Rhome, TX 118 1217 6 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M 1138 7 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W 951 8 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J 765 9 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14 735 10 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J 723 11 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74 707 12 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98 695 13 Don Droud, Jr Lincoln, NE 1X 691 14 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X 679 15 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C 677 16 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M 660 17 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91 653 18 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G 640 19 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 04 634 20 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88 631 21 Gary Floyd San Angelo, TX 58 629 22 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J 618 23 Brad Wesp Galveston, TX 9TX 605 24 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 79V 597 25 Kaden Taylor Forgan, OK 6 594 26 Britney Bryant Granbury, TX 99B 540 27 Rod Craddock Alvin, TX 7R 539 28 Jason Howell TX 44 466 29 John Ricketts Burleson, TX 5R 423 T30 Jake Bubak Arvada, CO 9X 422 T30 Kyle Clark OK 9S 422 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Schedule, as of 08/20/18: March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000) March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000) March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000) April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR – Rained Out, PPD til July 14 April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX - Rained Out, PPD til June 30 April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings, $2,000) May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX - Track construction delays are moving this date to 9/14 May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton, $1,200) May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Jake Bubak, $2,000) May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Don Droud Jr. $2,000) June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Kyle Jones, $2,900) June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX (Justin Fifield, $1,000) June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas, Waco, TX (Dale Wester, $1,200) June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX (Jeb Sessums, $2,000) June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Dalton Steed, $2,000) July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Justin Zimmerman, $1,500) July 28 - RoseBowl Speedway, Winona, TX (Michael Day, $1,200) August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win & $300/start Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you *THIS FRIDAY* August 24th when the Sprint Car Bandits return to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the final time of 2018!
  18. IT'S RACE DAY! LONESTAR SPEEDWAY: $1,500/win FACTORY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP – SAT. AUG. 18th, 8pm! PLUS WING MODIFIED SHOOTOUT! PLUS MODS, LTDS & FWD! $15 G.A.! > FAMILY PASS AVAILABLE for GRANDSTANDS! $AVE up to $20! Two Adults plus up to (4) kids ages 11 & Under just $30 total! > DRY FORECAST and RACE TIME TEMP of 89 degrees!
  19. 2018 Sprint Car Bandits Series event statistics/season rReview to date Garland, Texas (08/08/18) - Now that we are in the homestretch for the 3rd season of the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series, we thought you might be interested to see some of the compiled statistics, through the first 14 completed SCB events of the 2018 season. The Sprint Car Bandits series is all about the advancement of sprint car racing, taking in mind today’s economics, through helping team’s lower some of their operating costs on consumables with our rules package – while still competing for excellent purses, giving area tracks a more equitable solution for event costs, all while giving race fans quality sprint car racing events at family-friendly pricing. That all is great. But now let’s switch gears and move from ‘talk’ and go right to ‘action’, which is what really matters. -There have been 14 SCB events held in 2018, with 12 different feature winners: Wins Driver Car# 3 Michael Day 2 1 Scottie McDonald 88 1 Danny Jennings 1J 1 Michelle Melton 21 1 Jake Bubak 9X 1 Don Droud, Jr 1X 1 Kyle Jones 04 1 Justin Fifield 3 1 Dale Wester 12W 1 Jeb Sessums 01J 1 Dalton Steed 26 1 Justin Zimmerman #1 - Not one time in 2018 has a heat race pole sitter gone on to be top qualifier in the A-feature. Teams earn the top qualifying spot by their heat finishing position, with passing points, and no redraw or invert for the feature event. - Yet, in 14 events, only 4 top qualifiers have gone on to win the A-feature that night, and in all 4 of those cases, they all advanced from their heat starting spot to earn their #1 qualifier spot. - Here are the SCB #1 qualifiers after heat race starting/finishing positions in 2018: HOT – Tyson Hall Started 7th in heat, finished 2nd in heat to earn pole 105 – Marcus Thomas 7th to 3rd in heat to earn pole Superbowl – Dalton Stevens from 4th to win, to earn pole SOS – Danny Jennings from 7th to 2nd in heat to earn pole GCS – Gary Floyd from 4th to win heat, to earn pole 81 – Jeremy Campbell started 4th and won heat to earn pole 81 – Don Droud Jr. started 2nd and won heat to earn pole Superbowl – Michael Lang started 6th and won heat to earn pole GTRP – Colby Estes started 2nd and won heat to earn pole HOT – Dalton Steed started 6th and finished 2nd to earn pole KSP – Jeb Sessums started 5th and won heat to earn pole LoneStar – Tyson Hall started 8th and finished 2nd to earn pole 67 – Justin Zimmerman started 4th and won heat to earn pole RoseBowl – Beau Smith started 4th and won heat to earn pole - Here are the starting spots of all 14 SCB feature winners in 2018: HOT – 5th place starter won, Michael Day 105 – 3rd, Scottie McDonald Superbowl – 2nd, Michael Day SOS – 1st, Danny Jennings (started 7th in heat) GCS – 2nd, Michelle Melton 81 – 4th, Jeremy Campbell 81 – 1st, Don Droud Jr. (started 2nd in heat) Superbowl – 10th, Kyle Jones GTRP – 2nd, Justin Fifield HOT – 6th, Dale Wester KSP – 1st, Jeb Sessums (started 5th in heat) LoneStar – 2nd, Dalton Steed 67 – 1st, Justin Zimmerman (started 4th in heat) RoseBowl – 2nd, Michael Day Complete point standings are posted at the www.SprintCarBandits.com series for all 106 teams that have competed in the SCB series in 2018 at 11 different speedways within Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Our next SCB event is coming Friday night August 24th at Heart O’ Texas Speedway near Waco. Our remaining 2018 schedule is posted at the series website and Facebook pages. We thank all the fans, teams, race track owners/workers, safety crews and Series sponsors for their support and hope that you enjoyed your nights of racing with us thus far. We have lots of exciting things already in the works for next season, and we’ll keep everyone apprised throughout the off-season, when it arrives in October. We also plan to keep our 2019 events schedule to specific amount, so if you’re a track that knows you want to host a SCB event, please contact us for available dates by emailing dssm493@yahoo.com – as 2019 events scheduling is already underway. Check out our rules package if you’re not familiar with the Series, as it only takes minutes to make your car Sprint Car Bandits-legal, at virtually no additional cost, for any sprint car of 360C.I. or under. Continued best of luck to everyone as the season marches on, and we hope that you enjoyed our Sprint Car Bandits statistical recap at this point in the 2018 season, and we hope to see you at Heart O’ Texas on August 24th for ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ for another night of great sprint car racing action.
  20. Next Weekend at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY: $1,500/win FACTORY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP – Sat. Aug. 18th, 8pm! >FAMILY PASS AVAILABLE for GRANDSTANDS! $AVE up to $30! Kilgore, TX (08/07/18) - The fourth and final “LoneStar Championship” series event of 2018 is set for Saturday, August 18th with the running of the LoneStar Factory Stock Championships – paying a whopping $1,500 to win and $100 just to start the feature event…all without having to pay an entry fee, license fee, draw fee or membership fee. Each LSS points division has their own championship event, held one at a time, throughout the season. Joining the Factory Stocks on August 18th will be a very full night of racing with the TWMA (Texas Wing Modified Association) vs. ALTWMA (Ark-La-Tex Wing Modified Association) Shootout, plus great paying LSS points events for the high-powered LoneStar Modifieds ($1,200/win), Limited Modifieds ($700/win) and FWD 4-Cylinders ($200/win). You and the family will be able to take in this action-packed event for just $15 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military GA pricing is $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35. Any grandstand ticket can be upgraded to the Reserved Section with bucket seats for $5 per ticket. 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 $30 (the price of two adult tickets), a savings of potentially $20! GET FREE STUFF! Fans of all ages are encouraged to stop by the Frontier Communications display upon their arrival, and throughout the night, to receive free prizes and to check out their high-speed internet, cell phone communications options. In the meantime, click www.Frontier.com for more information on their awesome services and packages. Frontier has also committed to being on hand for the July 14th event, so make sure to check out their great services and grab a free prize while you’re at LoneStar! 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." All the LoneStar Speedway 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 $1,500. The TWMA vs ALT Shootout winner will take home $650. 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: LONESTAR DIVISIONS COMPLETE PAYBACK – SATURDAY AUGUST 18th: FACTORY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,500 - $800 - $600 - $400 - $250 - $200 - $150 - $125 - $100...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. Track rental available for $15. MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 (10th) - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 -$200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $100 - $80...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. FWD 4-CYLINDERS: $200 - $150 - $120 - $110 - $100 - $90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40...to 20th. RACEceivers required. TWMA vs ALT Winged Modified SERIES: $650 - $400 - $300 - $250 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $200 - $150…to 20th. All TWMA/ALT series rules apply. Visit their respective online pages for all series information! No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing, for example, bottled water and soft drinks are available starting at $1.50. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand. The Pit Area on August 18th will open at 5pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut-off 6:30pm, Pit Meeting 6:45pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps around 7:15pm, with racing to follow. Races should fire off around 8pm. (Weather/sun dictate exact times.) Grandstand admission: Ages 5 and under are free (with adult admission), Ages 6-11 are just $5, and Ages 12-64 are $15. Seniors/Military $12. You can upgrade any grandstand admission ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) for $5/ticket upon your entrance to the reserved section. All Pit Passes all ages are $35. The popular LoneStar ‘Family Pack’ of tickets is available for this event and is $30. It includes two adult GA tickets, plus up to four kids (ages 11 and under) for free – a savings of up to $20! CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all track info and visit us on Facebook at LoneStar Speedway. Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us Saturday August 18th for what’s sure to be a wild night of racing on the high banks, as Factory Stocks battle it out on the LoneStar high banks for $1,500 to win!
  21. ROSE CAPITAL RUMBLE SAT. JULY 28th: SPRINT CAR BANDITS RETURN to ROSEBOWL SPEEDWAY! Winona, TX (07/23/18) - Officials from the RoseBowl Speedway (RBS) and the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series pleased to announce Rose Capital Rumble set for this Saturday, July 28, at 8pm. This marks the second appearance of the SCB at the big red clay oval that is just east of Tyler Texas right off I-20 and Exit 571.RoseBowl Speedway was one of the first tracks to contact the SCB in 2017 to renew an event for 2018. They booked this event last October. So, we thank them for their support in order for teams and fans to plan ahead so they can attend the event.The last RBS event for the SCB produced wild action on, and above the speedway, as there was a tornado warning just to the west of the track, rain all over the immediate area, yet RBS officials pressed through a couple of rain delays and gave race fans a long-awaited, complete, sprint car racing program.Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the RBS racing divisions: Factory Stocks, FW & Outlaw 4-Cylinders, plus Limited Modifieds. Standard SCB rules and purse are in effect for this event - which are all posted at the series website.Fans can expect a solid group of top Sprint Car teams from throughout the region...plus several more 'invaders' will round out the field. At the time of writing, 103 different sprint car teams have raced in the SCB series in 2018!It is important for area sprint car drivers to be aware of the SCB rules, and how simple it is to participate in the series. So here are some quick, top-line notes: There is no Series license, registration or entry fee due from sprint car teams to the SCB. Car rules are very similar to your existing area 360C.I. sprint rules. However, the Series does have very specific wing angle rules and rear tire rules, which are all posted at the series site. All SCB rules will be enforced, so drivers need to read the posted rules prior to arriving at the track. All sprint cars participating that are 360C.I. and under will be treated the same regarding draw in, line ups, payback; etc. We recommend that drivers new to the SCB for this event contactinfo@SprintCarBandit.com prior to race day with any questions you may have. There is a $15 draw fee due at sign in. No entry fee or membership fee. Any SCB non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.RoseBowl Speedway's address is 18151 FM 1252 W. Winona, Texas, TX 75792. The track phone is 903-326-DIRT. Take exit 571B off of I-20 (either direction), then head East on the I-20 Frontage Road (on the south side of I-20) for about 2 miles until you come to a stop sign (Brooks Lane, CR 3100). Turn north (left) at the stop sign and head north about 1/4 mile and the track entrance will be just slightly to the west/left. To connect with RBS online for additional track information, click www.etxrosebowl.com or go to Facebook and search 'RoseBowl Speedway.'General Adult grandstand admission is $17, with kids 6-11 $5, ages 5 and under free. Seniors, Military and 1st Responders are $7. The Pit Area opens at 5pm, Grandstands at 6pm, Draw closes at 6:45 and Racing at8pm.NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, as of 07/12/18:March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000) March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000)March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000)April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR – Rained Out, PPD til July 14April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX - Rained Out, PPD til June 30April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings, $2,000)May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX - Track construction delays are moving this date to 9/14May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton, $1,200)May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Jake Bubak, $2,000)May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Don Droud Jr. $2,000)June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Kyle Jones, $2,900)June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX (Justin Fifield, $1,000)June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas, Waco, TX (Dale Wester, $1,200)June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX (Jeb Sessums, $2,000)June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Dalton Steed, $2,000)July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Justin Zimmerman $1,500)July 28 - RoseBowl Speedway, Winona, TXAugust 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TXSeptember 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TXSeptember 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TXSeptember 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win & $300/start2018 Sprint Car Bandits Points Standings - as of 7/23/18:Position Driver City, State Car# Total Points1 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72 19042 Michael Day Farmersville, TX 2 13033 Claud Estes III Godley, TX 74E 12244 Scott Evans Rhome, TX 118 11175 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X 11076 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M 10167 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W 8268 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J 7659 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14 73510 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74 70711 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98 69512 Don Droud, Jr Lincoln, NE 1X 69113 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C 67714 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M 66015 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91 65316 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G 64017 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 04 63418 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88 63119 Gary Floyd San Angelo, TX 58 62920 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J 62121 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J 61822 Kaden Taylor Forgan, OK 6 59423 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X 56024 Britney Bryant Granbury, TX 99B 54025 Rod Craddock Alvin, TX 7R 53926 Brad Wesp Galveston, TX 9TX 49227 Jason Howell 44 46628 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 79 45529 John Ricketts Burleson, TX 5R 423T30 Jake Bubak Arvada, CO 9X 422T30 Kyle Clark 9S 42232 Justin Fifield Mesquite, TX 3 41333 Michelle Melton Flower Mound, TX 21 37134 Bryan Debrick Irving, TX 10 36935 Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, TX 20 35736 Dalton Steed Midlothian, TX 26 34437 Christian Kinnison Denton, TX 82C 32738 Brad Queen Richardson, TX 55 32439 Bobby Breen Fort Worth, TX 9B 31340 Josh McCord Bossier City, LA 9 300T41 Jacob Harris Vidor, TX 5 292T41 Jason Martin Lincoln, NE 36 29243 Mark Harris Vidor, TX 26 280T44 Cassidy Lejeune Abbeville, LA 5L 275T44 Shayle Bade Lincoln, NE 03 27546 Daniel Estes Mansfield, TX 74E/71 27147 Tyler Harris Vidor, TX 24 26948 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 23 258T49 Sterling Hoff Wichita Falls, TX 39 256T49 Steven Richardson Liberal, KS 0 256T51 Charles McManus Collinsville, OK 5M 250T51 Jeb Sessums Burleson, TX 01J 25053 Michelle Decker Guthrie, OK 7 24854 Tim Kent Bristow, OK 79 24455 James Price Edmond, OK 2X 24056 Cody Stacy Port Lavaca, TX 48 23957 Austin Mundie Carrollton, TX 4 23258 Chad Ewell Forney, TX 7 22859 Bobby Middleton Montgomery, TX 07 22760 Johnny Miller Burleson, TX 64J 21961 Chase Parson Abilene, TX 57 21862 Chad Koch Lakeside City, TX 35K 21563 Shane Gloeckler Joshua, TX 30 20864 Marcus Thomas Corsicana, TX 15T 19265 Raven Culp Mesquite, TX 3 18766 Danny Merrell 0 17867 Brandie Jass Bryan, TX 24 17368 Jimmy Brooks College Station, TX 7 154T69 Justin Zimmerman Athens, TX #1 150T69 Scottie McDonald Porter, TX 88 150T71 Logan Scherb Decatur, Tx 1S 130T71 Trey Schmidt Spring, TX 12 130T73 Joseph Miller Cove, AR 30 125T73 Nathan Moore Kaufman, TX 24 125T73 Russ Fletcher Tuscola, TX 4T6 12576 Tommy Hall Natchitoches, LA 2h 11977 Wally Henson Alexander, AR 2H 116T78 JD Fry Arlington, TX 52 110T78 Justin Melton Lewisville, TX 11 11080 Rick Pringle Benton, AR 38 10881 Dustin Woods Forney, TX 00 106T82 Cody Hall Natchitoches, LA 3H 104T82 Harry Yerrington Bryan, TX 02 10484 Logan Payne Forney, TX 2 100T85 Brandon Hightower Nachitoches, LA B52 98T85 Scott Smith Montgomery, TX 12X 98T87 Johnny Brown Orange, TX B51 96T87 Michael Smith Kaufman, TX 56 9689 Casey Burkham Dallas, TX 45 94T90 Dennis Smith Eavly, TX 24 92T90 Ty Johnson Eunice, LA 49 92T92 Bubba McDonald Cleveland, TX 105 90T92 Weston Gorham Colleyville, TX 71W 90T94 Dustyn Welch Bryan, TX 2W 65T94 Jarrod Warhurst El Paso, TX 7J 65T94 Joey Starnes Springtown, TX 11J 65T94 Kent Lewis, Jr Willis, TX 8TW 65T94 Lucas Scherb Decatur, Tx 22 65T94 Merle Scherb Decatur, Tx 78 65T94 Stephen Smith Lavon, TX 3S 65T94 Steve McMackin Greenville, TX 41M 65T94 Will Eggimann Forney, TX 77W 65T94 Zach Pringle Benton, AR 8Z 65Make plans to join us for the Rose Capital Rumble at RoseBowl Speedway near Tyler Texas *THIS SATURDAY* July 28th featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series.
  22. Sprint Car Bandits at Rosebowl Speedway for Rose Capital Rumble, July 28 Winona, TX (07/14/18) - Officials from the RoseBowl Speedway (RBS) and the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series pleased to announce Rose Capital Rumble set for Saturday July 28th at 8pm. This marks the second appearance of the SCB at the big red clay oval that is just east of Tyler Texas right off I-20 and Exit 571. The last RBS event for the SCB produced wild action on, and above the speedway, as there was a tornado warning just to the west of the track, rain all over the immediate area, yet RBS officials pressed through a couple of rain delays and gave race fans a long-awaited, complete, sprint car racing program. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the RBS racing divisions: Factory Stocks, FW & Outlaw 4-Cylinders, plus Limited Modifieds. Standard SCB rules and purse are in effect for this event. Fans can expect a solid group of top Sprint Car teams from throughout the region...plus several more 'invaders' will round out the field. At the time of writing, 97 different sprint car teams have raced in the SCB series in 2018. It is important for area sprint car drivers to be aware of the SCB rules, and how simple it is to participate in the series. So here are some quick, top-line notes: There is no Series license, registration or entry fee due from sprint car teams to the SCB. Car rules are very similar to your existing area 360C.I. sprint rules. However, the Series does have very specific wing angle rules and rear tire rules, which are all posted at the series site. All SCB rules will be enforced, so drivers need to read the posted rules prior to arriving at the track. All sprint cars participating that are 360C.I. and under will be treated the same regarding draw in, line ups, payback; etc. We recommend that drivers new to the SCB for this event contact info@SprintCarBandit.com prior to race day with any questions you may have. There is a $15 draw fee due at sign in. No entry fee or membership fee. Any SCB non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100. RoseBowl Speedway's address is 18151 FM 1252 W. Winona, Texas, TX 75792. The track phone is 903-326-DIRT. Take exit 571B off of I-20 (either direction), then head East on the I-20 Frontage Road (on the south side of I-20) for about 2 miles until you come to a stop sign (Brooks Lane, CR 3100). Turn north (left) at the stop sign and head north about 1/4 mile and the track entrance will be just slightly to the west/left. To connect with RBS online for additional track information, click www.etxrosebowl.com or go to Facebook and search 'RoseBowl Speedway.' General Adult grandstand admission is $17, with kids 6-11 $5, ages 5 and under free. Seniors, Military and 1st Responders are $7. The Pit Area opens at 5pm, Grandstands at 6pm, Draw closes at 6:45 and Racing at 8pm. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, as of 07/12/18: March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000) March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000) March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000) April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR – Rained Out, PPD til July 14 April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX - Rained Out, PPD til June 30 April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings, $2,000) May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX - Track construction delays are moving this date to 9/14 May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton, $1,200) May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Jake Bubak, $2,000) May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Don Droud Jr. $2,000) June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Kyle Jones, $2,900) June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX (Justin Fifield, $1,000) June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas, Waco, TX (Dale Wester, $1,200) June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX (Jeb Sessums, $2,000) June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Dalton Steed, $2,000) July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR $1,500/win & $300/start July 28 - RoseBowl Speedway, Winona, TX August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win & $300/start Make plans to join us for the Rose Capital Rumble at RoseBowl Speedway near Tyler Texas on Saturday July 28th featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series.
  23. Sprint Car Bandits at Texarkana 67 this Saturday, Jul. 14 Texarkana, AR (7/10/18) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) makes its series debut in Arkansas at the ¼ mile semi-banked Texarkana 67 Speedway *THIS Saturday* July 14th at 8pm with the running of the Razorback Sprint Classic. The event will pay $1,500 to the 25-lap feature winners, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start each event (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no driver entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee. With this being the first SCB event in Arkansas, it opens up the door for another possible new series winner – and going in to this event, there have been 11 different SCB feature winners in 12 nights this season! More on that aspect of this event is posted later on in this press release. Sprint car teams not familiar with SCB series rules should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information. The cost to prepare your 360C.I. (or less) sprint car for SCB competition is negligible and takes a couple of crew members a short amount of time to make their car legal. SprintCarBandits.com sanctioned with all posted rules and procedures in effect. 97 sprint car teams have competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series during 2018 alone, so here’s your chance to check out this rules package that has saved teams thousands of dollars since its inception three seasons ago! 25+year veteran sprint car driver, Claud Estes III comments: "The Sprint Car Bandits rules have kept the competitiveness level much more in check between sprint teams of nearly all budgets. Plus, it has made 360C.I. racing much more affordable, and that's why our family supports the series. I think it's been fantastic, and we get to compete for excellent purses at every event. Guys feel like they have a fighting chance at a good performance from track to track because they're not being out-budgeted thanks to the Sprint Car Bandits series rear tire rules and wing angle rules. We saved a lot of money just in tires competing with the Series the past two season." 2016 SCB runner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits two years ago, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus, I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance." Evidence of the above quote is the fact that in 2018 there have been 11 different Sprint Car Bandits series feature race winners in 12 events! With the vast amount of fast sprint car teams in the state of Arkansas, it’s possible an ‘invader’ could pick up a win at this event keeping the title of Razorback Sprint Classic winner out of the hands of one of the ‘Bandits regulars…we’ll just have to wait until July 14th to see who joins in on the fun! Note all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (360 or under) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All SCB legal teams will compete for the same posted purse regardless of C.I. displacement (360 or under). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located at 10641 E Broad St, Texarkana, AR 71854 and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'Hwy 108' exit off I-30 (exit 7, which is 7 miles from the Arkansas border – the Flying J is on the opposite side of intersection), then head south on Hwy 108 about 3/4 mile until it dead ends at Broad Street – also known as Hwy 67. Head east (left) on Hwy 67 and you will run into the track in about 2.8 miles. The track entrance will be on your left (north). Click texarkana67speedway.godaddysites.com for the track webpage. The first green flag on Saturday July 14th is slated for 8pm. Texarkana 67 Speedway is racing the night before (July 13th) as well, with: IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Southern Sport Mods (full show) plus Factory Stock, Hobby and 4-Cylinder FWD (heats only). The Saturday night portion will include features for the Factory Stocks paying $1000 to win, Hobby Stocks $750 to win and 4-Cylinders $500 to Win. Sprint Car Bandits teams are also welcomed to practice on Friday, July 13th during the 67 Speedway racing program. SPRINT CAR TEAM BONUS: If you are one of the first two sprint teams that would commit to displaying their sprint car in front of the grandstand on Friday night July 13th from 5pmuntil race time, those two teams will each receive (3) free pit passes for the July 13thpractice night for the sprint teams. To commit to this track promo, please contact the track directly at https://www.facebook.com/txk67speedway/ on Facebook. JULY 14th 25-lap SCB feature race payback for this event: $1,500, $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 membership fee; $15 draw-in fee. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news or visit www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to connect with us on Facebook. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, as of 07/05/18: March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000) March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000) March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000) April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR – Rained Out, PPD til July 14 April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX - Rained Out, PPD til June 30 April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings, $2,000) May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX - Track construction delays are moving this date to 9/14 May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton, $1,200) May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Jake Bubak, $2,000) May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Don Droud Jr. $2,000) June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Kyle Jones, $2,900) June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX (Justin Fifield, $1,000) June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas, Waco, TX (Dale Wester, $1,200) June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX (Jeb Sessums, $2,000) June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Dalton Steed, $2,000) July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR $1,500/win & $300/start July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX $1,500/win & $300/start August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX $2,000/win & $300/start August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX $2,000/win & $300/start September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win & $300/start Make plans to join us for the first-ever Sprint Car Bandits series event in Arkansas, with the running of the Razorback Sprint Classic at Texarkana 67 Speedway *THIS Saturday* July 14th!,
  24. 360 CI Sprint Car Bandits coming to Texarkana 67 Speedway, Saturday, July 14 Texarkana, AR (7/6/18) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) makes its series debut in Arkansas at the ¼ mile semi-banked Texarkana 67 Speedway next Saturday, July 14th at 8pm with the running of the Razorback Sprint Classic. The event will pay $1,500 to the 25-lap feature winners, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start each event (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no driver entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee. With this being the first SCB event in Arkansas, it opens up the door for another possible new series winner – and going in to this event, there have been 11 different SCB feature winners in 12 nights this season! More on that aspect of this event is posted later on in this press release. Sprint car teams not familiar with SCB series rules should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information. The cost to prepare your 360C.I. (or less) sprint car for SCB competition is negligible and takes a couple of crew members a short amount of time to make their car legal. Over 95 sprint car teams have competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series during 2018 alone, so here’s your chance to check out this rules package that has saved teams thousands of dollars since its inception three seasons ago. 25+year veteran sprint car driver, Claud Estes III comments: "The Sprint Car Bandits rules have kept the competitiveness level much more in check between sprint teams of nearly all budgets. Plus, it has made 360C.I. racing much more affordable, and that's why our family supports the series. I think it's been fantastic, and we get to compete for excellent purses at every event. Guys feel like they have a fighting chance at a good performance from track to track because they're not being out-budgeted thanks to the Sprint Car Bandits series rear tire rules and wing angle rules. We saved a lot of money just in tires competing with the Series the past two season." 2016 SCB runner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits two years ago, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus, I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance." Evidence of the above quote is the fact that in 2018 there have been 11 different Sprint Car Bandits series feature race winners in 12 events! With the vast amount of fast sprint car teams in the state of Arkansas, it’s possible an ‘invader’ could pick up a win at this event keeping the title of Razorback Sprint Classic winner out of the hands of one of the ‘Bandits regulars…we’ll just have to wait until July 14th to see who joins in on the fun! Note all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (360 or under) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All SCB legal teams will compete for the same posted purse regardless of C.I. displacement (360 or under). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located at 10641 E Broad St, Texarkana, AR 71854 and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'Hwy 108' exit off I-30 (exit 7, which is 7 miles from the Arkansas border – the Flying J is on the opposite side of intersection), then head south on Hwy 108 about 3/4 mile until it dead ends at Broad Street – also known as Hwy 67. Head east (left) on Hwy 67 and you will run into the track in about 2.8 miles. The track entrance will be on your left (north). Click texarkana67speedway.godaddysites.com for the track webpage. The first green flag on Saturday July 14th is slated for 8pm. Texarkana 67 Speedway is racing the night before (July 13th) as well, with: IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Southern Sport Mods (full show) plus Factory Stock, Hobby and 4-Cylinder FWD (heats only). The Saturday night portion will include features for the Factory Stocks paying $1000 to win, Hobby Stocks $750 to win and 4-Cylinders $500 to Win. Sprint Car Bandits teams are also welcomed to practice on Friday, July 13th during the 67 Speedway racing program. SPRINT CAR TEAM BONUS: If you are one of the first two sprint teams that would commit to displaying their sprint car in front of the grandstand on Friday night July 13th from 5pm until race time, those two teams will each receive (3) free pit passes for the July 13th practice night for the sprint teams. To commit to this track promo, please contact the track directly at https://www.facebook.com/txk67speedway/ on Facebook. JULY 14th 25-lap SCB feature race payback for this event: $1,500, $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 membership fee; $15 draw-in fee. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news or visit www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to connect with us on Facebook. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, as of 07/05/18: March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000) March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000) March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000) April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR – Rained Out, PPD til July 14 April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX - Rained Out, PPD til June 30 April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings, $2,000) May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX - Track construction delays are moving this date to 9/14 May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton, $1,200) May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Jake Bubak, $2,000) May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (Don Droud Jr. $2,000) June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Kyle Jones, $2,900) June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX (Justin Fifield, $1,000) June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas, Waco, TX (Dale Wester, $1,200) June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX (Jeb Sessums, $2,000) June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Dalton Steed, $2,000) July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR $1,500/win & $300/start July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX $1,500/win & $300/start August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX $2,000/win & $300/start August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX $2,000/win & $300/start September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win & $300/start Make plans to join us for the first-ever Sprint Car Bandits series event in Arkansas, with the running of the Razorback Sprint Classic at Texarkana 67 Speedway on Saturday, July 14th!
  25. $2000-to-win LoneStar Limited Modified Championships, July 14 >Note that the next race at LoneStar is next Saturday, June 30th featuring the Sprint Car Bandits Series in the Firecracker 25, Plus All LoneStar Divisions & a HUGE Fireworks display! Complete details are posted on the track website and Facebook pages. Kilgore, TX (06/22/18) - The “LoneStar Championship” is a special series of high paying purse nights held for each of LoneStar Speedway’s (LSS) points divisions, held one at a time, throughout the season. OnSaturday, July 14th, it will continue with the third of four series events, with the running of the LoneStar Limited Modified Championships – paying a whopping $2,000 to win and $150 just to start the 25-lap feature event. Joining the LoneStar divisions will be the annual LSS appearance of the Southern Topless Modified series (STEM), with a complete program of heats and championship feature. In addition, Modifieds, Factory Stocks & FWD 4-Cylinders are all competing for excellent purse money and points. All posted track rules will be in effect and are posted at the track website under ‘team portal.’ The STEM series will receive series points and a bumped-up series purse. There’s no entry fee, draw fee or license fee due! This will be a full points event for all divisions. The final 2018 LoneStar Championship event is coming on August 18th, when the $1,500/win and $100/start LoneStar Factory Stock Championships will take centre stage…details at the track website. BACK TO JULY 14th…you and the family will be able to take in this action-packed event for just $15 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military GA pricing is $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35. Any grandstand ticket can be upgraded to the Reserved Section with bucket seats for $5 per ticket. 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 $30 (the price of two adult tickets)…a savings of potentially $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." All the LoneStar Speedway 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 $2,000; while the first Factory Stock to cross the checkers will receive $500, as will the STEM series feature winner. 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: LONESTAR DIVISIONS COMPLETE PAYBACK – SATURDAY JULY 14th: MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 (10th) - $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 CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE PAYBACK – 25 LAPS: $2,000 - $1,000 - $600 - $500 - $400 - $300 -$200 - $180 - $170 - $160 - $150...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders and RACEceivers are required. FWD 4-CYLINDERS: $200 - $150 - $120 - $110 - $100 - $90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50...to 20th. RACEceivers required. STEM SERIES: $500 - $350 - $250 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $110 - $100 - $100 - $90 - $80 - $75…to 24th. All STEM series rules apply. $50 to all NQ’s or non-starters. Click $2,000 to win LONESTAR LIMITED MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIPS – SAT. JULY 14th! No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing, for example, bottled water and soft drinks are available starting at $1.50. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand. The Pit Area on July 14th will open by 4:30pm (teams can arrive earlier, if desired, but we'll clear out pits just prior to opening), Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut-off 6:30pm, Pit Meeting 6:45pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps...with racing to follow immediately. Races should fire off by 8pm. (This is a ‘Summer Hours’ event.) Grandstand admission: Ages 5 and under are free (with adult admission), Ages 6-11 are just $5, and Ages 12-64 are $15. Seniors/Military $12. You can upgrade any grandstand admission ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) for $5/ticket upon your entrance to the reserved section. All Pit Passes all ages are $35. The popular LoneStar ‘Family Pack’ of tickets is available for this event and is $30. It includes two adult GA tickets, plus up to four kids (ages 11 and under) for free – a savings of up to $20! CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all track info and visit us on Facebook at LoneStar Speedway. Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us Saturday July 14th for one of the biggest 1-day, no entry fee paydays around for Limited Modifieds…the $2,000 to win LoneStar Limited Modified Championships!
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