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Dover Maneuvers to Third-Place Outing at Jackson Motorplex

 

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 16, 2019) - Jack Dover scored his eighth podium finish of the season last Friday at Jackson Motorplex.

 

 

 

Dover, who was driving for Rick and Chris Bowers during the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event at the oval in Jackson, Minn., maneuvered from fourth to second place during a heat race.

 

 

 

"You have to get a good jump on the start and make the first two laps your best laps," he said. "Once you get spread out it's tough to pass. I was able to get to second right away. That put us in the dash, but we missed the setup and ended up fourth."

 

 

Dover lined up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

 

 

 

"We rode in fifth for about five laps," he said. "On a restart we were able to get around two cars that went to the bottom. The racing lane was around the top so we rode up there. We held our line waiting for traffic, but every time we got to traffic the caution came out. We had a good battle with Trey Starks for the runner-up position though."

 

 

 

Dover's third-place run marked his third top five in three races at Jackson Motorplex this season.

 

 

 

He returned to his race car on Saturday for a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event at Park Jefferson International Speedway. Dover won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned a spot into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 5 to line up fifth.

 

 

 

"I flipped twice in one night," he said. "About seven laps in I passed for fourth. I was trying to run down third and got off the track on the backstretch. I got into some water and had no control. It spun me backwards and caught the left rear and tipped me over. We were able to restart at the back of the field and about five laps after that there was a car stopped in turn four. A car turned down to avoid that car and I had nowhere to go. That sent me flipping two or three times."

 

 

 

Dover was credited with a 15th-place finish.

 

 

 

He is scheduled to return to action this Friday at Jackson Motorplex before venturing to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 12 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (2); Feature: 3 (5).

 

July 13 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 15 (5).

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

19 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

 

Henderson and Mike Sandvig Racing Score Knoxville Best Second-Place Finish

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 16, 2019) - Justin Henderson matched his best finish of the season driving for Mike Sandvig with a runner-up result during a make-up feature held at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

 

 

 

The second-place finish backed up a 12th-place run earlier in the night during the regular program's A Main and is the best finish ever for Sandvig as an owner at the famed track.

 

 

 

"I know I can win races at Knoxville so to take that step forward and get close for Mike as a new owner is really cool," Henderson said. "He's given me everything I need to be successful and as a team we're at a place where that effort is starting to get rewarded."

 

 

 

The night began with Henderson going out 30th for qualifying. With a lap of 16.095, Henderson qualified in the eighth position, which put him in the fifth starting spot for his heat race. He gained a position to finish fourth, locking him into the ninth spot in the A Main.

 

 

 

Early in the feature Henderson said he made a few miscalculations on the track, which caused him to lose a few positions. With the 20-lap feature going non-stop, Henderson wasn't able to get momentum moving forward and he settled for a 12th-place finish.

 

 

 

"The car was really good, and I felt great out there, but I made a few moves early that just didn't pay off," he said. "Despite falling back, I was confident in what we had and knew that we didn't have to change much for the second feature."

 

 

 

Henderson and his team made minor adjustments to the car for the make-up main event. Believing a better race ran by the driver was enough, the team rolled out for the 25-lap feature once again in the ninth starting position.

 

 

 

Henderson advanced into the top five by Lap 2. One lap later he passed Matt Juhl for the fourth position and by Lap 7 he had passed Lynton Jeffrey for the third spot, running right behind Terry McCarl.

 

 

 

On Lap 9, Henderson shot around McCarl for the second position using the cushion and he set his sights on Brian Brown, who had worked up more than a four-second lead from his front row starting spot. With the race continuing to go non-stop Henderson wasn't able to catch the leader as he came home with a second-place finish.

 

 

 

The result matched the team's previous season-best outing from I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., in April. However, it is the team's best result since dedicating to weekly action at Knoxville Raceway.

 

 

 

"The track really cleaned off after our first feature and it just played into our hands perfectly," Henderson said. "The car was already excellent, but the track allowed me a lot of room to run and I just got up on the wheel early and made it happen. Brian was really good, but I felt like we had a car capable of winning."

 

 

 

Henderson also gained a position in the series standings, moving from fifth to fourth, and he currently trails Brown by 174 markers heading into next Saturday's race at the half-mile oval.

 

 

 

"If you take out the crash we had in the early season, we'd be right up with Brian and contending for the points lead," he said. "Expectations can ruin a team if you get too crazy with them, but we came into this season realistic knowing we are a new team.

 

"But ultimately I think we are really close to clicking off some wins. We have the bases loaded and we're ready to swing for the fences. Once we get going, it's not going to be a one weekend fluke. We're a really good team and I expect us to be that way for a long time going forward."

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 12 (9); Make-Up Feature: 2 (9).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

15 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

 

Masse's Grizzly Nationals Spoiled by Misfortune and Rain

 

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 16, 2019) - Misfortune and wet weather spoiled the Grizzly Nationals for Cody Masse last weekend at Gallatin Speedway, which hosted the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

 

"We had circumstances go against us on Friday and then we weren't able to redeem ourselves on Saturday due to the rain," he said. "It was a bit disappointing, but we won't let one night of racing ruin what's been a pretty good season for us so far."

 

Masse's Grizzly Nationals got off to a tough start on Friday when he drew the final starting spot in a stacked heat race.

 

"I hate to be the guy who complains about the draw, but we probably couldn't have drawn worse for the heat race on Friday," he said. "We started last in a heat race that had probably the two fastest guys in our region along with five national caliber guys, so it was pretty tough. But we were able to gain one spot from eighth to seventh and the others didn't run away from us."

 

Masse's heat race finish slotted him in the eighth starting position in the B Main with the top six finishers transferring to the A Main.

 

"We got a really good start in the B Main and made it to fourth through the first set of corners," he said. "But a car stalled on the track before the lap was completed and we had a complete restart. The second start wasn't as good to us, but we did make it to the final transfer spot briefly before a couple of guys got by me. We had a caution with eight laps to go and I made some adjustments and was able to move up a position, but we ran out of time and weren't able to make a challenge for the final transfer spot.

 

"It was frustrating and disappointing to come up one spot short of making the A Main. Our car was good enough to make it, but circumstances just didn't fall our way. That said, we've had a lot of good luck with draws this year and the law of averages seems to be catching up to us the last couple of weeks."

 

Masse drew the No. 1 heat race pill on Saturday before that night's races were canceled because of rain.

 

"We went from the worst draw on Friday to the best draw on Saturday," he said. "Not that it eventually mattered since it was cancelled, but Saturday night's heat was stacked, too. But I'd rather start in front of a bunch of National Tour drivers and try to hold them off rather than have to try and pass them from the back."

 

Masse plans to compete with the ASCS National Tour again this Friday and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.

 

"This will be our first chance to race against the National Tour in Billings since they haven't raced there in a few years," he said. "Jerry and Shane seem to be doing a great job there with the track. Big Sky is a track where we don't have a lot of experience, but we'll certainly give it our best shot."

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

July 12 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 7 (8).

 

SEASON STATS -

 

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

 

UP NEXT -

 

Friday and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Returning Saturday at Golden Triangle

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 16, 2019) - Channin Tankersley will return to the Old School Racing sprint car this Saturday for the first time in more than a month.

 

 

 

Tankersley was sidelined following a vicious crash in the middle of June. It forced him to miss an ASCS Gulf South Region race, which dropped him to second in the championship standings - only nine points out of the lead.

 

 

"You just have to let yourself get back to a normal playing field," he said. "The biggest thing that hurt me was the dizziness and center of balance. It took about two and a half weeks to get over that. All the headaches subsided and here I am good to go."

 

 

 

Next up for Tankersley is an ASCS Gulf South Region event at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, this Saturday.

 

 

 

"It's probably one of my favorite tracks that I've ever ran," he said. "It races really good. It's like the perfect sized small track. You can still race, but its' small enough to keep everyone on a level playing field."

 

 

 

Tankersley placed second at the track earlier this season, giving him a podium finish during his last seven races there dating back to 2016. He's won five of those races during that span.

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

9 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Pair of Runner-Up Finishes During Busy Weekend

 

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (July 16, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson notched a pair of runner-up finishes in three nights of 305ci winged sprint car competition last weekend.

 

"It was a pretty good weekend for us, especially the first two nights," he said. "You always think that it should've been better, but we'll take it."

 

Johnson's racing weekend began Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., where he lined up sixth for the feature.

 

"Jackson was a bit of a heartbreaker," he said. "We were able to take the lead by about the third lap, but then we had a nozzle line fall off a few laps later and drop our engine down to about six cylinders. We somehow managed to briefly regain the lead while in traffic, but I knew it wouldn't last since we were down so much on power and it didn't. We were fortunate to finish the race let alone hang on to second. But I feel it would have been a different story if the nozzle line hadn't come off."

 

The evening didn't begin well for Johnson the following night at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.

 

"The motor didn't run well in the heat race, but we worked hard and were able to fix it in time for the feature," said Johnson, who rolled off ninth in the main event.

 

"The feature was kind of a caution-fest. I was able to get to fourth pretty quickly and raced there for a while. Then I tried to pass the second and third-place cars around the top and went off the track a bit and lost a spot. But I was able to regain that spot and pass the next two cars to take second near the end.

 

"Unfortunately, they shortened the race by about five or six laps due to the cautions. That was frustrating since we were moving through the field and I felt we had the car to win. It was also frustrating since they never told us over the radio that they were shortening the race. But that's one of those racing deals you can't do anything about."

 

Johnson moved on to competition at Clay County Fair Speedway on Sunday night.

 

"Clay County was the disappointment of the weekend, mainly because of how well we ran the previous two nights," he said. "I expected the track to remain pretty heavy for the feature and had the wrong setup. I started fourth and ran there for a while until I missed the top in one corner and a couple of guys got by me. I ended up sixth. It was disappointing, but there are going to be nights when you aren't good. You just have to accept it and move on."

 

Johnson is looking forward to another busy racing week, including a return to 360 sprint car competition.

 

"We're excited to get our 360 motor back this week," he said. "We plan to race the 305 at Jackson on Wednesday as a support class for the Lucas Oil Late Models. Then we plan to run both cars on Friday at Jackson and the 360 at Knoxville Raceway (in Knoxville, Iowa) on Saturday."

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

July 12 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 2 (6).

 

July 13 - Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 2 (9).

 

July 14 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 6 (4).

 

SEASON STATS -

 

19 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

 

UP NEXT -

 

Wednesday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series 360 Sprint Cars and IMCA 305 Sprint Cars; and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the Midwest Power Series 360 Sprint Cars

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

 

Amantea Continues Learning With Eighth-Place Finish

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - HAMLIN, Pa. (July 16, 2019) - As a young race car driver, every time you hit the track it is a learning experience. You take the good with the bad and chalk it all up to gaining valuable laps behind the wheel.

 

 

 

Joey Amantea highlighted three nights of non-wing micro sprint racing action last weekend with an eighth-place finish. The other two nights weren't as successful.

 

 

"They say in racing you are going to have more bad nights then good nights and this week was a tough one," he said. "It just wasn't a good showing by any means and it's one we'd like to put behind us."

 

 

 

Amantea began his week of racing last Wednesday night at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. After failing to time in the top 18 cars during group warmups, Amantea started the B Main from the seventh position.

 

 

 

In a race that started with multiple wrecks, Amantea struggled to get any momentum going. He advanced as high as fifth on a track that was tough to pass on. Amantea attempted to move up to the high side of the track in hopes of finding speed, but ultimately gave way to cars running the preferred bottom and he came home seventh to miss the A Main.

 

 

 

"I'm notorious at struggling in time trial events and it's something I need to work on as a driver," he said. "It seemed like the B Main never could get going as guys were wrecking everywhere. Once things got moving it was one lane around the bottom and I just kind of had to try something and ultimately it didn't work."

 

 

 

Amantea headed to Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on Friday hoping for a better showing. The night began with a positive as he drew the pole position for a heat race and was able to stay in front to take the win. With the top four cars redrawing for the feature, Amantea started from the ninth spot.

 

 

 

The team decided to try a loose setup for the feature and ultimately moved forward one position to finish eighth.

 

 

 

"The night started off much better with winning the heat race and we decided to try something different for the feature," he said. "I don't know if I can really pinpoint what went wrong in the feature. It was part setup and part driver. But after Wednesday's struggles a top 10 felt good."

 

 

 

Amantea then visited Hamlin Speedway on Saturday night. After drawing the fifth starting position in his heat race, Amantea found the track to his liking and advanced two positions to finish third in his heat and qualify to the A Main in the fifth starting spot.

 

 

 

On a track that was extremely racy, Amantea showed speed early and was running in the third position when he clipped an inside tire on the track, bringing out the caution and sending him to the rear. He was able to advance as high as ninth, but a fellow driver blew an engine on the final circuit, causing a three-car wreck that Amantea got caught up in. He was credited with the 14th-finishing position.

 

 

 

"The track was great and I thought we were going to turn our luck around," he said. "But I hit the tire and wheelied the car and spun out. After that we were moving forward again and we just got caught up in a mess. It was only fitting to end the week like that."

 

 

 

This week Amantea will be looking to rebound with a return to Linda's Speedway on Friday night to race in winged micro sprint action and Hamlin Speedway on Saturday for non-wing micro sprint competition.

 

 

 

"Last weekend is in the past and I'm looking forward to two great nights of racing this weekend," he said. "I know what I'm capable of as a driver and I think it's going to be a better weekend."

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 10 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - B Main: 7 (7).

 

 

 

July 12 - Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (9).

 

 

 

July 13 - Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (5).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

33 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., and Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

 

Taylor Learns From Some of Top Drivers During ASCS National Tour Event

 

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 16, 2019) - Zac Taylor knows that if he is going to get better he has to compete against the best competition and that opportunity presented itself last weekend in Montana during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

 

Taylor and his family owned 360c.i. sprint car team traveled to Gallatin Speedway for the two-day Grizzly Nationals. Taylor raced his way into the A Main on Friday while competing against arguably the toughest 360 racers in the country.

 

"We held our own in the heat, finishing fifth, which put us in the B Main," he said. "I was able to hold on to a transfer spot and went from 21 st to 18th in the A Main. We just missed the setup. The track took rubber and the car got really tight.

 

"It was a real eye-opener for me to see how fast these guys are and how they get through the slick. It just shows you the experience they get racing every weekend week in and week out. It makes them so much better."

 

Unfortunately, Saturday's race was rained out.

 

"I was looking forward to taking what we learned Friday and seeing how we improved," Taylor said. "I can't wait to race with the ASCS again."

 

Taylor will climb back aboard the Todd Henry midget this Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., to compete with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. Taylor sits second in the championship standings.

 

"We've really been rolling in the midget," he said. "Todd and I are communicating so well and he gives me such a great race car."

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

July 12 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 18 (21).

 

SEASON STATS -

 

14 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

 

UP NEXT -

 

Saturday at I-75 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

 

 

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

 

 

 

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

 

Starks Ties Career-Best Finishes at Jackson and Knoxville

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 16, 2019) - Trey Starks tied his career-best result at both Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

 

 

 

Starks powered the Gobrecht Motorsports sprint car from sixth to second place during a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series heat race on Friday to open the action at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. He then placed fifth in the dash before lining up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

 

 

 

"The last two times we've been there in a 360 we've been fast all night," he said. "We had a lot of speed on Friday. We got to second fairly quickly within the first handful of laps. Overall, it was a really frustrating feature. Every time I'd get to Lee Grosz's rear bumper the caution would come out. Then it'd take a few laps and the caution would come out again. They were imperfectly timed. I couldn't get a long enough green-flag run to get past him. I felt like we were faster, but didn't have the luck with the cautions or traffic."

 

 

 

Starks finished second, which marked his third runner-up result this season.

 

 

 

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Starks qualified 18th quickest and placed third in a heat race. That relegated him to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event.

 

 

 

"We need to start timing better and putting ourselves in position to win at the end of the night," he said. "We had a couple of good features and moved forward a ton. We can pass cars. But we need to help ourselves out by starting farther up front. Our qualifying effort wasn't as good as it needed to be.

 

 

 

"We tried a few different things in the B Main and we were really fast. I got held up for about the first five laps of the main event by a couple of cars and really didn't make any progress. So our 20-lap feature turned into a 15-lap feature really quick. Once I got by them it seemed like we could pass a car a lap."

 

 

 

Starks rallied from 21st to 14th in the main event. He capped the night by maneuvering from 15th to seventh during a make-up feature. That tied his career-best 410ci sprint car finish at the track.

 

 

 

"We tweaked a few things for the make-up feature and had a good and maneuverable car," he said. "We kept moving forward so that's a positive for the direction of our team."

 

 

 

Starks is scheduled to return to Jackson Motorplex this Friday and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 12 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 2 (6); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 2 (4).

 

 

 

July 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 3 (2); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 14 (21); Make-Up Feature: 7 (15).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

18 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

 

HEARTBREAK AT PERRIS FOR ROA – ON TO OHIO AND INDIANA!

 
(Cypress, CA, July 16, 2019) Brody Roa seemed to be on his way to another top finish in the combined USAC/CRA - USAC Southwest Series race last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway until a mechanical setback knocked him out of the 30-lap main event.  Less than 24 hours later, the team put the disappointment in its rear-view mirror and left for the Midwest to compete with the USAC National Sprint Car Series for nine races on nine different tracks in 11 nights.

 
(The attached photo of Brody Roa in action at Perris Auto Speedway is courtesy of Doug Allen)

 
Three-digit temperatures greeted the 25 sprint car teams and early arriving fans at the track that is located on the edge of the desert, 70 miles east of Los Angeles.  Garden Grove, California resident Roa drew a late number for qualifying but still managed to time in 10 fastest with a lap of 17.287.  He then placed third in his heat race.  However, his qualifying time dictated that he had to start 10th in a field that was stacked with heavy hitters upfront.

 
As soon as the race began, Roa, 28, began navigating his way towards the head of the howling pack.  Staying on the high side of the racetrack for the most part, he picked up one spot on the first lap.  By the end of lap five, he was up to fifth.  Clearly one of the fastest cars on the track, he moved into fourth on the eighth circuit.

 
Roa’s path towards the front of the field continued when he dove to the inside and made another pass going into turn one on lap 12.  At that point, he had steered his green #91R car from 10th all the way up to third with more than half of the race still remaining.  Unfortunately, that ended up being his last hurrah for the night.  As he was about to complete the 13th lap, he suddenly slowed on the front straightaway and coasted silently into the pits.  His race was done and he ended up with a frustrating 18th place finish. 
 
On the bright side, it was only Roa’s fourth finish out of the top five in 18 sprint car starts in 2019. 

 
Going into the night, the fan-friendly driver had a one-point lead in the USAC/CRA Series and a 53-point lead in the Southwest Series.  Heading into the next race for each, which is at Perris on August 17th, his lead is nine-points in the Southwest Series.  He is now second in the USAC/CRA Series and trails the leader by 49-points. 

 
Ideally, if the car escaped unscathed on Saturday, the team would have done routine maintenance, cleaned it up and packed it into the trailer with the other car and left for Ohio in the daytime.  However, repairs had to be made so they did not hit the road until about 9:00 P.M. Sunday evening.

 
Roa, crew chief Zac Bozanich and Joe Gibb are driving the hauler back to the Midwest.  Brett Roa, Brody’s dad, will fly into Indiana where the boys will pick him up at the airport on Tuesday.  From there they will proceed to Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for a race on Wednesday night.  After Eldora, they will head west to Indiana the following day for the start of “Indiana Sprint Week.”  You can see the team’s full Midwest schedule with a track directory below.

 
Roa’s best finishes at “Indiana Sprint Week” the last two years have both come at the Lawrenceburg Speedway.  In 2017 he placed eighth at the Southern Indiana oval and last year he took ninth there. 
At each stop along the way, colorful Brody Roa t-shirts will be for sale.  In addition, they will have delicious “Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky” available at every track. 

 
Eldora Speedway and Indiana Sprint Week Track Guide

 
Eldora Speedway – July 17: Address: 13929 State Road 118, New Weston, OH  45348 Phone: (937) 338-3815 Website: https://www.eldoraspeedway.com/

 
Gas City I69 Speedway – July 18: Address: 5871 E. 500 S. Gas City, IN 46933 Phone: (765) 677-RACE Website: https://www.gascityi69speedway.com/

 
Plymouth Speedway – July 19: Address: 11631 12th Road, Plymouth, IN  46563 Phone: (574) 936-0900 Website: https://plymouthspeedway.net/

 
Kokomo Speedway – July 20: Address: 2455 N. Davis Road, Kokomo, IN  46901 Phone: (765) 469-3877 Website: http://www.kokomospeedway.net/

 
Lawrenceburg Speedway – July 21: Address: 351 East Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN  47025 Phone: (812) 539-4700 Website: https://www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com/

 
Terre Haute Action Track – July 24: Address: 3901 South US Highway 42, Terre Haute, IN  47802 Phone: (812) 232-4040 Website: http://terrehauteactiontrack.net/

 
Lincoln Park Speedway – July 25: Address: 1051 West US Highway 40, Greencastle, IN  46135 Phone: (765) 653-1512 Website: https://www.lincolnparkspeedway.com/

 
Bloomington Speedway – July 26: Address: 5185 South Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN  47401 Phone: (812) 824-7400 Website: https://bit.ly/2YVLVqG

 
Tri-State Speedway – July 27: Address: 9981 South US Highway 41, Haubstadt, IN  47639 Phone: (812) 768-5995 Website: http://www.tristatespeedway.com/index.php

 
If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order a shirt, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.  You can see the design in one of the photos attached to this release.

 
Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below.  He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar.  Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

 
Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

 
The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Coffman Racing Graphics and Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky.  If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994. 
 
2019 Schedule
1/15/19       Tulsa Expo Raceway                           Chili Bowl                        13th A
1/19/19       Tulsa Expo Raceway                           Chili Bowl                        12th C
2/27/19       Las Vegas Motor Speedway                 USAC West Coast            1st A
2/28/19       Las Vegas Motor Speedway                 USAC West Coast            4TH A
3/2/19         Central Arizona Speedway (AZ)           USAC Southwest             3rd A
3/8/19        Canyon Speedway (AZ)                        USAC/CRA & Southwest   2nd A
3/9/19        Canyon Speedway (AZ)                       UASC/CRA & Southwest   3rd A
3/30/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA (with WoO)     1st A  
4/13/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA                      3rd A
4/20/19       Arizona Speedway (AZ)                       USAC Southwest             6th A
4/27/19       Canyon Speedway (AZ)                      USAC Southwest             1st A
5/4/19        Ventura Raceway (CA)                        USAC/CRA                      5th A
5/11/19       Bakersfield Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA                      14th A
5/18/19       Central Arizona Speedway (AZ)           USAC Southwest             2nd A
5/25/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA                      6th A  
6/1/19        Arizona Speedway (AZ)                      USAC Southwest             2nd A
6/8/19        Canyon Speedway (AZ)                       USAC Southwest             2nd A
6/29/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA                      4th A
7/6/19        Santa Maria Raceway (CA)                  USAC/CRA                      1st A
7/13/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA & Southwest   18th A
7/17/19       Eldora Speedway (OH)                        USAC National
7/18/19       I-69 Speedway (IN)                            USAC National
7/19/19       Plymouth Speedway (IN)                    USAC National
7/20/19       Kokomo Speedway (IN)                       USAC National
7/21/19       Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN)              USAC National
7/24/19       Terre Haute Action Track (IN)              USAC National
7/25/19       Lincoln Park Speedway (IN)                USAC National
7/26/19       Bloomington Speedway (IN)                USAC National
7/27/19       Tri-State Speedway (IN)                     USAC National
8/17/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA & Southwest  
8/31/19       Calistoga Speedway (CA)                    USAC/CRA
9/1/19        Calistoga Speedway (CA)                    USAC/CRA
9/2/19        Petaluma Speedway (CA)                    USAC/CRA
9/5/29        Merced Speedway (CA)                       USAC/CRA
9/6/19        Ocean Speedway (CA)                        USAC/CRA
9/7/19        Santa Maria Speedway (CA)                USAC/CRA
9/14/19       Canyon Speedway (AZ)                       USAC Southwest
9/21/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA
9/28/19       Arizona Speedway (AZ)                       USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19     Central Arizona Speedway (AZ)           USAC Southwest
11/7/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19       Perris Auto Speedway (CA)                 USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19     Arizona Speedway (AZ)                       USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19     Arizona Speedway (AZ)                       USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

 

 

 

sammy Swindell and Swindell SpeedLab Team Up for Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (July 16, 2019) - Arguably the two biggest winged sprint car races of the season will see a father-son pairing this summer.

 

 

 

Sammy Swindell has been tabbed to pilot the Swindell SpeedLab sprint car for Kevin and Jordan Swindell during the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, this Thursday through Saturday as well as the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 7-10.

 

 

"It's kind of an honor that he called me about doing this," Sammy Swindell said. "We talked about it maybe a month or so ago. It will be special. If we wound up winning this it'd be really special. Not too many father and sons get to do that."

 

 

 

The veteran claimed the Kings Royal in 1992, 1999 and 2012. He ranks second with 21 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victories at the track. Swindell has earned a dozen top fives and 17 top 10s during the Kings Royal.

 

 

 

Swindell has just as impressive statistics throughout his career at the Knoxville Nationals. He has made 34 A Main starts - only one behind Steve Kinser for the most all time - during the prestigious event, including winning it in 1983. He has also recorded eight podiums, 14 top fives and 20 top 10s since his first Knoxville Nationals A Main in 1976.

 

 

 

Swindell also ranks sixth in career laps led - 89 - and he's one of only six drivers to earn the pole position at least three times.

 

 

 

"I was able to be there a few weeks ago," he said of racing at Knoxville Raceway. "We had a good car and the results didn't show what the car was capable of. Some things went wrong during the night that messed us up. I thought that the car drove really well there. That car is the same car as Kevin has so it's something we can compare notes and go from there."

 

 

 

The Swindell SpeedLab team is fresh off its first win of the season with Christopher Bell behind the wheel.

 

 

 

"We're looking forward to racing with (my) dad," Kevin Swindell said. "We ran the Kings Royal finale together and made the A Main last year and we ran a race together the previous year. I think we have all the pieces to be strong from the start."

 

 

 

But first Bell will be in the race car on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic assuming that weather permits.

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

 

 

Kraig Kinser Captures Fifth-Place Finish at Hartford Speedway

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (July 16, 2019) - Kraig Kinser recorded his third top-five finish of the season last Friday during the Battle of Michigan at Hartford Speedway.

 

 

 

Kinser kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 14th quickest at the oval in Hartford, Mich. He gained a position in a heat race to place fourth, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

 

 

 

"We got a good handle on the car and made progress in the heat race and feature," he said. "Top fives is what we're looking for so it was a good race."

 

 

 

Kinser maneuvered to a fifth-place result, which is tied for his second-best run of the year.

 

 

 

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway during the Badger 40. Kinser timed in 14th quickest and dropped a spot to finish sixth in a heat race.

 

 

 

"Gaining a position in the heat on Friday moved us up to 10th for the feature and losing a spot dropped us to 17th in Saturday's main event," he said. "The further you start back there the tougher it is to contend for top fives and top 10s."

 

 

 

Kinser gained a trio of positions to end 14th.

 

 

 

He is scheduled to race this Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Kings Royal.

 

 

 

"Those are two big events so we hope everything goes to according to plan," he said. "We need to qualify strong and if we can do that hopefully we can carry some momentum forward each night."

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 12 - Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (10).

 

 

 

July 13 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 14 (17).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

39 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

 

 

Price Overcomes Slow Start for 14th-Place Finish in Montana Debut

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 15, 2019) - Robbie Price charged forward six positions in the A Main to take home a 14th -place finish during the opening night of the Grizzly Nationals last Friday at Gallatin Speedway.

 

 

 

It was originally scheduled to be a two-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, but rain cancelled the second night of racing after showers hit the speedway just before hot laps.

 

 

Price began Friday night by drawing the third starting position for heat race action. He finished fourth, which relegated him to the B Main.

 

 

 

"I got into the first turn really well and I got run up the track a bit in the heat race," he said. "I kind of got freight trained a bit then and I fell back to sixth, but made my way back up to fourth. You never want to have to come from the B Main, but it's just the way it falls sometimes."

 

 

 

Price maintained his starting position and he finished second in the B Main to lock himself into the feature event in the 20th starting position.

 

 

 

After an initial red flag at the start, the main event went non-stop and the track took rubber early, which made it difficult to pass. Price stayed the course and ultimately was able to advance six positions to end 14 th.

 

 

 

"The track rubbered up pretty early and that makes it hard to pass when you start that far back," he said. "I kind of just got in line and tried to capitalize when someone made a mistake. But it's one of those deals where we got in a hole early in the night and we can only blame ourselves."

 

 

 

Next up for Price is a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., this Friday and Saturday. With a field of competitive drivers and a track that he has never visited before, Price is hoping to start the night off with a good draw and he expects to be in contention at each night's end.

 

 

 

"I've seen some video of Big Sky and it seems pretty racy and I think it fits our program," he said. "Hopefully we can get a good draw, run well in the heat and get ourselves into the redraw. If we can do that I see no reason why we can't bring home a top-five finish."

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 12 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (20).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

30 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 21 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Friday and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

 

Kerry Madsen Leads Big Game Motorsports to Victory at Knoxville Raceway

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2019) - Big Game Motorsports had been on the cusp of scoring its first feature triumph of the season throughout the last couple of months.

 

 

 

The KI Crossbows team was missing the final piece, which arrived last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Kerry Madsen guided the car into the lead on the second lap of the 20-lap feature and executed until the checkered flag was waved.

 

 

 

"It's a relief," he said. "I was confident if we kept our head down and kept getting our cars better it'd fall in line."

 

 

 

It was a solid night all around as the team qualified second quickest and placed sixth in a heat race. However, it wasn't an easy night as the team changed an engine for precautionary reasons prior to the A Main. Madsen ranked fourth in overall points and with the feature being inverted by eight, it gave him the fifth starting position.

 

 

 

"We got a really good start in the A Main," he said. "I was pretty good. I ran the bottom. The seas parted and I got a really good run to get to second. I did a slide job in turns one and two for the lead. Traffic was really packed so it was tricky to get through them without making any mistakes.

 

 

 

"When it's one by one it's not bad. When I got to them it was like a pack. When you get stalled that much people will be coming from behind. You pick the best lane and try not to open an opportunity to get passed. (If you get stalled) you run a defensive line and then once you've made a clean corner you get back after it."

 

 

 

A couple of close calls in traffic toward the end were the only things to slow Madsen, who has 22 victories in the 410 sprint car division at Knoxville Raceway.

 

 

 

The team now heads to Ohio this week for four straight World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg for the Kings Royal.

 

 

 

"We'll try to have the car the best we can and just go for it," he said. "We'll try to make winning decisions. It's a different track now. There are some different characteristics than it used to have. It seems like our motors have been really good so that gives you a bit of confidence."

 

 

 

Madsen won the Kings Royal in 2014. He has six World of Outlaws wins at the track since 2013.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

26 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

Brian Brown Wins Make-Up Feature at Knoxville After Scoring Podium in Opener

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2019) - Brian Brown produced a pair of podium finishes last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted a complete show along with the make-up feature from a previously rained out event.

 

 

 

Brown's victory in the nightcap was his 49th career in the 410ci winged sprint car division at the track. He's now only one victory away from tying Sammy Swindell for fifth on the career wins list.

 

 

July 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (8).

 

 

 

"It was another solid night," Brown said. "It was a brand new car we hadn't taken there before. Hats off to Maxim for building cars that are identical and feel the same to me when I get to Knoxville and to Chad for putting them together the same time every time. You can't hit the ground running and set quick time if Maxim and Chad don't do their job well.

 

 

 

"In the heat we tried some things to make it better and weren't, but we know what we did wrong. In the feature we got to fourth pretty quick and then got to second. We ran Kerry (Madsen) down and there were two or three times when I thought I'd pounce. Whenever he'd make a mistake I did, too. I needed to do a better job a couple of times to capitalize."

 

 

 

July 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Make-Up Feature: 1 (2).

 

 

 

"It was exactly what we hoped for," Brown said. "We got out there and set a good pace. I went as hard as I felt like I needed to for the first little bit. You can't just run the tires off these cars. We set a good pace. Late in the race there were lapped cars two or three wide and banging wheels and bouncing off the cushion. I didn't want to get caught up in anything. I slowed my pace down quite a bit and still was able to win. Overall it was a very good night. Chad, Nate and my dad don't get enough credit, especially on those 95-degree nights. They did a great job."

 

 

 

UP NEXT - Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

"It's a bigger race for the winner," Brown said. "The mentality of winner takes all comes into play. You can't even think about Saturday before you think about Wednesday. We've been good at times and not so good at times. Hopefully the things we've learned the last year since we've been there can be put to use and we can have three good nights before Saturday."

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

30 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 22 top 20s

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

 

Chase Johnson Picks Up KWS-NARC Triumph at Petaluma Speedway

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (July 15, 2019) - Chase Johnson scored his seventh victory of the season last Saturday during a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event at Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

 

The win was his second career with the series and first of the season while driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas. It marked the third different team that Johnson has won with this year.

 

 

 

"It's been a good year overall with the amount of wins this year in the different type of cars," he said. "Something I've always wanted to be able to accomplish is to run up front and contend for wins in any type of car I've driven.

 

 

 

"It's really special. With Shawn and Cyndi we run a very aggressive and competitive schedule so there's no dates we look at the calendar and say, 'Oh, that's an easy win.' We're going up against the best guys around. To get a win isn't easy to do so it's special. I want to thank Shawn and Cyndi for everything they've done for me and my career, and to get them a win in their car is even better."

 

 

 

The victory was the third career for the team and for Johnson it was his fourth at his home track this season.

 

 

 

The night began with Johnson qualifying fifth quickest. He gained a position to place second in a heat race. That earned enough points to make the dash. Johnson was slated to start fourth, but a flat tire forced him to the work area. The team replaced the tire in time for Johnson to hit the track and advance from sixth to fourth, garnering the fourth starting position for the main event.

 

 

 

"With the format you need to qualify well to have enough points to get yourself into the dash," he said. "I knew once we could get in the dash we'd be in a good position for the rest of the night. Even with a flat tire putting us last in the dash we were able to have a good run to line up fourth for the A Main.

 

 

 

"I knew we had to stay patient (in the main event). I felt like we were the fastest car, but I had to stay patient and not get myself in trouble."

 

 

 

Johnson ran third early before he moved up to second place approximately a dozen laps into the race. About 10 laps later he took the lead.

 

 

 

"I was trying to find the right moment," he said. "I knew I had to be careful to not get together with another car. I felt faster than the leader, but I had to wait for the right moment. With the track not having a lot of areas to pass I had to be ready for the opening. The leader got a little tight and I was able to have room to pass on the exit of the corner. I snuck by him and drag raced him down the back straightway. We took the lead going into turn three and pulled away."

 

 

 

Johnson is scheduled to race this Friday and Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. The opener is a Civil War Sprint Car Series event and Saturday's show is with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 13 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Friday and Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series and King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

 

Giovanni Scelzi Produces Fourth-Place Finish at Knoxville Raceway

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi hustled to his second straight top-five result at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

 

 

 

"We've qualified good and had good heat races the last two weeks, but we've been hit with the eight both times for the feature inversion," he said. "It's tough when you start behind Kerry Madsen and next to Brian Brown. It's hard enough racing with those guys much less passing them. I'm happy with the progress we've made with the No. 41s car."

 

 

 

Scelzi qualified third quickest out of 35 entrants in the 410ci winged sprint car division. He then maneuvered his family owned race car from sixth to third place in a heat race. Scelzi ranked second in overall points heading into the main event, which was inverted by eight. He progressed throughout the race and made a late-race pass to secure a fourth-place finish, which was his 11th top five of the season.

 

 

 

"I felt good going into the night and throughout the night," he said. "It's always about warming up for the Knoxville Nationals. Getting laps is so, so valuable. I only have a few races there so we keep learning."

 

 

 

Scelzi is scheduled to tackle a pair of marquee sprint car events in Ohio this week. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action begins on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. Eldora Speedway near Rossburg hosts the Kings Royal from Wednesday through Saturday. Scelzi will be in his family owned car during both races with Bernie Stuebgen leading the team.

 

 

 

"Attica is probably one of my favorite tracks," Scelzi said. "I haven't been there this year, but we ran well there last year.

 

 

 

"The Kings Royal is a big race and having four days in a row is going to be fun. Eldora is a fast place. You're pretty much running wide open. I'm looking forward to it. We've ran well there this year. We ran ninth the first night of the World of Outlaws show (in the spring) and was leading the heat race the second night when it rained out."

 

 

 

Scelzi charged from 22nd to 14th during his Brad Doty Classic debut last year. He also drove into the A Main during the two Kings Royal preliminary nights in 2018. His ninth-place finish during a World of Outlaws event at Eldora Speedway in May marked his career-best Outlaws finish at the track.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (7).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

33 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

 

Wilson Earns Trio of Top-10 Finishes With All Stars in New York

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (July 15, 2019) - Greg Wilson continued his consistency last weekend during a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races in New York.

 

 

 

Wilson led his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team to three top 10s to give him six straight top-10 finishes. Additionally, he was tied for the most cars passed in the feature on Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway; he earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars on Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway; and he passed the third-most cars on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

 

 

"We have to get better early in the night," he said. "We'll make some changes in the next week or two focusing on that. We're good late in the night to compete, but need to get a little better earlier. We've passed a lot of race cars the last three or four weeks. We're making headway and the weather has been good enough lately that we're getting some racing in so that's helping our program."

 

 

 

Wilson kicked off the weekend by charging from 17th to ninth at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon on Friday.

 

 

 

"The weather was threatening and the track ended up better than what anybody anticipated," he said. "We were a little off early in the night. As the track widened out we were able to get by guys. We were pretty competitive throughout most of the feature. I'm happy with passing cars on Friday."

 

 

 

Wilson made his debut at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown on Saturday. He powered from 13th to sixth in the main event.

 

 

 

"For a big race track it was pretty fun," he said. "They had it really slick; slicker than anything I've seen in a long time. We were able to pass quite a few cars there. It was a pretty good race for us and the fact we were moving forward at the end of the race made me pretty happy."

 

 

 

The weekend wrapped up with Wilson maneuvering from 12th to eighth on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

 

 

 

"I hadn't been there either," he said. "It was really a cross between Williams Grove and Lawrenceburg - two places I'm not particularly good at. It got to a point where we were managing the night to try to get the best finish we could. We came out of there with another top 10 so I was really happy with that. I was glad to get out of there in one piece, too."

 

 

 

Wilson shifts his focus to five straight World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races this week. It begins on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic before the action shifts to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal event that runs Wednesday through Saturday.

 

 

 

"Ohio Logistics is the title sponsor of the Brad Doty Classic so there will be a lot of people there on the business side of things," he said. "We hope we run well in front of a lot of people who help us out. Hopefully we give all the employees something to cheer about.

 

 

 

"The Kings Royal is my favorite race of the year. This is the one I look forward to every year. With what Eldora Speedway has done to grow the event is pretty cool. I'm looking for four good nights of racing there, but hoping we can get ourselves in position on Saturday. Also, Hercules Tires will have their event trailer at the Kings Royal. Hopefully we'll get to be a part of that to help promote the brand."

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 12 - Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 9 (17).

 

 

 

July 13 - Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (13).

 

 

 

July 14 - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 8 (12).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

30 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

 

 

 

TBD

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

 

Schuett Moves Forward During Challenging Night at Lincoln Speedway

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Ill. (July 15, 2019) - Kyle Schuett battled handling issues and misfortune, but still managed to move forward in both the B Main and A Main with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series last Friday night at Lincoln Speedway.

 

 

 

"This is probably the first night this year where we just struggled," the sprint car rookie driver said. "We just missed it, not only with the setup but with me struggling behind the wheel. It was one of those deals where I was glad to be able to load the car in one piece at the end of the night and be done with it. I know we're going to have those nights once in a while."

 

 

 

Schuett found the track conditions challenging.

 

 

 

"We had raced at Lincoln before in our midget so we felt like we had kind of an idea what to expect," he said. "But that was about three years ago. The track was packed in super tight from the moment we hit it in hot laps. It was really slick with nothing to get a hold of - no cushion or anything."

 

 

 

An eighth-place starting position in his heat race wasn't a good beginning to the night for Schuett.

 

 

 

"I didn't want to overdrive the car going into the turn and hit the wall so I played it kind of conservative," he said. "And the glare from the sun was really bad in turns three and four. I should've used some duct tape to help block it from my eyes, but I didn't realize it until I was on the track. I was able to move up to fifth, but a couple of guys passed me with slide jobs and I couldn't cut underneath them. I ended up finishing where I started in eighth."

 

 

 

Things went better for Schuett in the B Main, in which he rolled off the starting grid sixth.

 

 

 

"I felt a lot more comfortable in the B Main," he said. "We got the car better and it drove a lot better and we were able to finish third."

 

 

 

Schuett tagged the A Main in the 19th starting spot.

 

 

 

"We were able to pass two cars in the first couple of laps and then the track took rubber," he said. "It was follow the leader around the bottom with no passing after that and we finished 17th. We had a pretty decent car, but there wasn't a whole lot I could do. But that's sprint car racing. You can miss the show by eight spots one night and then run fifth the next night. It's just that competitive."

 

 

 

There is no racing scheduled for Schuett this week, but he'll still be busy in the shop.

 

 

 

"We're looking forward to having a weekend off and focusing on getting a second car ready for next month," he said. "Then we plan to race with MOWA on July 26 at Jacksonville and the following night at Macon."

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

July 12 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 17 (19).

 

 

 

SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

July 26 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and July 27 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

 

Tim Kaeding Guides Sides Motorsports to Top Five at Wilmot

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (July 15, 2019) - Tim Kaeding led Sides Motorsports to a top-five finish last Saturday at Wilmot Raceway during the Badger 40.

 

 

 

It was the best result during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader for the team, which featured two cars both nights. The action began on Friday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., during the Battle of Michigan.

 

 

Kaeding set quick time during qualifying, placed second in a heat race, ended fourth in the dash and came home 12th in the main event after spending most of the race in the top five.

 

 

 

Jason Sides timed in third quickest during qualifying. He also finished second in a heat race before scoring a fifth-place outing in the dash. Sides capped the night with a 14th-place result in the feature.

 

 

 

"It started out great going quick time and third quick," Sides said. "We both made the dash through our heat races and we swapped positions in the dash. He was pretty good and was hanging in there in the top five. On one of the restarts I got bombarded. It was like a hornets nest going into turn one. I got shuffled from seventh or eighth to 12th or 13 th. Late in the race TK was running in the top 10 and blew a tire out so that one went by the wayside at Hartford.

 

 

 

"TK used a borrowed motor from Dave Lunstra. Dave was pretty happy with it setting quick time with the Outlaws so that was good."

 

 

 

Both Kaeding and Sides returned to action on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway.

 

 

 

Kaeding qualified fifth quickest before he finished second in a heat race. He then ended fifth in both the dash and main event.

 

 

 

Sides timed in seventh quickest, finished fourth in a heat race and closed the night 15th in the feature.

 

 

 

"TK had another great run up front," Sides said. "We were running eighth for the longest time. This one car came in and whacked me going into turn one and knocked me over the cushion. About four or five cars went by before I could get gathered back up so that cost us a top 10."

 

 

 

Both Kaeding and Sides will compete this Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Kings Royal.

 

 

 

QUICK RESULTS -

 

 

 

Jason Sides:

 

 

 

July 12 - Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 14 (5).

 

 

 

July 13 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 15 (10).

 

 

 

Tim Kaeding:

 

 

 

July 12 - Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 12 (4).

 

 

 

July 13 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (5).

 

 

 

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

 

 

 

51 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 33 top 20s

 

 

 

UP NEXT -

 

 

 

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

 

MEDIA LINKS -

 

 

 

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

 

 

MIKE VAUGHN’S AUTO EXCHANGE TO SPONSOR TYLER CLEM IN SOUTHERN NATIONALS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

               CARTERSVILLE, GA – Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange of Cartersville, GA will sponsor Dirt Late Model Young Gun Tyler Clem of Ocala, FL in the Southern Nationals Dirt Late Model Series.  The 16-year-old driver will be running for Rookie of the Year honors driving car #58T for Big Frog Motorsports.

 

               Clem stepped on the National stage of dirt late model racing at the age of 12 on May 2, 2015 during NASCAR weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.  After starting sixth for the 50-lap Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series race, Clem took the lead of the race on lap six. 

 

By lap 22, Clem had a challenge for the point by a National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame legend.  Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN pulled alongside the youngster and took the lead on lap 23.  Clem right back and reclaimed the top spot from Johnson on the next lap.  The crowd roared their approval to the point they drowned out the sounds the race cars.

 

The 12-year-old Clem and the 59-year-old Johnson raced side-by-side for the lead for the next ten laps.  The veteran Johnson threw everything he had at Clem before he took command of the race on lap 33. 

 

Johnson went on to win the race, but Victory Lane was empty when Johnson climbed out.  All of the noise from applause and cheering fans took place further down the race track.  Clem parked at the end of the front straightaway, and the crowd was climbing the fences to get a look at this kid.

 

Johnson said he might have won the race, but Tyler Clem was the show.  That was high praise from one of the most respected dirt late model race car drivers in the history of the sport.  The next morning across the street at Talladega Super Speedway, the buzz word in the Garage Area was Tyler Clem.

 

“Tyler Clem was so impressive and showed so much poise in the race with Ronnie Johnson at Talladega Short Track, it left a lasting impression on me,” Mike Vaughn said.  “We’re proud to have Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange on Tyler’s race car for the Southern Nationals, and we’re confident he will be successful.”

 

Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange has been a sponsor of some of the top dirt late model racers for over 25 years.  The list of drivers that have carried the Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange logo on their race cars include Johnson, Hall of Famer driver Jeff Purvis, Mike Head, Marshall Green, and Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Danny Lasoski.

 

The Southern Nationals is an 11-race series that begins on July 13 and runs through July 27 at 11 different tracks in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.  Clem will have plenty of tough competition from the top dirt late model drivers in the country.

 

In addition to Dirt Late Models, Clem has also had racing experience in 410 and 360 Sprint Cars, plus Open-Wheel Modifieds in his young racing career that began at the age of 11.  Not only has Clem had experience in the afore mentioned racing equipment, he has won races in each of them.  Big Frog Motorsports has won many races and National Championship that include the 2017 Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series.

 

For more information about Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange, call 770-382-0515, or visit their web site at www.mikesautoeaxchange.com , or Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MikeVaughnsAutoExchange.  Mike Vaughn’s Auto Exchange is located at 749 Burnt Hickory Road, Cartersville, GA 30120.

 

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