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RACING ACTION BEGINS AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY ON APRIL 13
 


 

    Haubstadt, IN - March 24, 2019.  Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN,
 

will hold the  opening race for the 2019 season at the quarter mile
 

speed plant on Saturday April 13th.  The non-wing sprint cars of the
 

United States Auto Club will join with the Brandeis Midwest Sprint
 

Car Series to provide the 8th annual co-sanctioned SPRING SHOWDOWN.
 

It will be the first of three appearances at Haubstadt for the USAC
 

Sprints and the first of 9 appearances at the Class Track for MSCS.
 

The feature will pay $5,000 to win!
 


 

    In all there will be a dozen varied special events on the schedule
 

this season.  Yes, the World of Outlaws will be making that one all
 

important appearance at Tri-State Speedway.  That will be on Saturday
 

May 4th this season.  The MOWA Sprints will follow with more wing
 

sprint action on May 18th to supply the always exciting MIDWEST
 

MADNESS show.  The IMCA Racesaver Sprints will also be sporting wings
 

in appearances on July 13th and August 10th.  In addition the MMSA
 

Mini Sprints will make four appearances.  Those dates are May 26,
 

June 8, July 13, and October 19th.  The July 13th date is the annual
 

SPRINT STAMPEDE with 3 divisions of sprint cars.
 


 

    There will be two holiday weekend races featuring the Brandeis MSCS
 

410 Sprints.  The MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC and the LABOR DAY WEEKEND
 

CHALLENGE are both Sunday night ventures.  The MSCS SUMMER SHOWDOWN
 

will be on June 8th.  This year’s MSCS HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS
 

will be held on August 10th.  MSCS will then close out the season by
 

competing for the HARVEST CUP at Haubstadt on October 19th.  The
 

SUMMER SHOWDOWN, the HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS and the HARVEST CUP
 

boast $5,000 to win purses.
 


 

    On July 27th the speedway will host the finale of the USAC INDIANA
 

SPRINT WEEK.  The USAC Sprints will also return on September 14th for
 

the one and only HAUBSTADT HUSTLER.  This will be the biggest race of
 

the season for non-wing sprints.  USAC & MSCS will compete together
 

in this co-sanctioned event.  The top prize is $10,000.  The Saturday
 

September 14th and October 19th events have rain dates set for Sunday
 

of that weekend.  New to the schedule this season will be the
 

addition of the USAC Midgets to the program for the October HARVEST
 

CUP.
 


 

    The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will make 10 appearances during the
 

season.  The modified drivers will be racing for $1,000 to win on May
 

4, July 27, and September 1.  Then at the SUMMIT MODIFIED race on
 

Sunday June 23rd the feature will pay $1,500 to win.  That is on the
 

same date as the annual UMP DIRT CAR LATE MODEL SUMMERNATIONALS.
 


 

    Ticket information is available by calling 812-768-5995.  Ticket
 

prices do vary for different events on the schedule  The speedway also
 

offers reserved seating.  Further details on each event are also
 

available at www.tristatespeedway.com .  The speedway also posts
 

updates on face book!

 

Checks for memberships are to be made payable to ARCA....
All other checks for tires, fuel, tickets, pad rental or track rentals should be made payable to that track.
 
Thank you! 

 

 

Opening Day Right Around the Corner at Carteret

 

Start of the 2018 Solid Rock CArriers 150 at Bobby Watson's Carteret County Speedway in July 2018. (Jaden Austin/Race22.com photo)


 

PELETIER, NC – Last minute preparations are ongoing and the excitement and anticipation of racing is in the air at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway with just days remaining until Opening Day 2019 presented by Solid Rock Carriers, set for 2pm on March 30th.

Seven divisions will be in action during the first race of the fourth season of racing at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.  The headline feature, a $5,000-to-win Limited Late Model race, has drawn interest from competitors all across North Carolina.  Additionally, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Legends, Mini Cups and Champ Karts will also be in action.

Swansboro’s Brandon Clements, the reigning Late Model division champion and winningest driver in Carteret County Speedway history is set to go after spending the offseason refreshing his car as he looks to defend his turf from an invasion of outsiders.

“We really haven’t done much except freshen up and make sure the car is still 100 percent,” Clements said.  “As far as the package, we’re pretty much going to go with what we had last year.  I think we were pretty good.  We’re ready to go.  We were going to test on Wednesday but Mother Nature killed that.”

Clements is looking to defend his title against Swansboro’s Chris Burns, Wilmington’s T.J. Barron, Pelham’s Eric Winslow, and Reidsville’s Jason York – among others.

Rookie Aiden Hetu, son of Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge champion Kris Hetu, will be racing full-time in the Mini-Stock division at Carteret County in 2019.  Kris Hetu says their last-minute preparations consist of getting the car right and getting the Wilmington teenager some seat time before next week.
 

“Mainly we’ve just got to get him some seat time and get some confidence.  We ran some practice laps the other and found that the car was not handling, it was way off in the front end.  He was within a second of what I could run in the car.  Getting that right, and mainly his confidence and what the car is what it’s supposed to be before every race.”

The U-CAR division will see familiar faces as well as a handful of new drivers on March 30th, while the always entertaining Legends division is likely to see a boost in car counts all throughout the regular season in anticipation of the INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals, which will be held at Carteret from October 17th-October 19th.

The season-opening race will be the first daytime race in the track’s history.  Pit gates will open at 8am, practice will begin at 10am, qualifying will commence at 12:30pm.  The grandstands will open at 12pm, the Fan Fest meet-and-greet and autograph session will start at 1:15pm and the 2019 season will go green at 2:15pm.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com“like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

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MARCH-2019 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN

(3-22-19)

This is the final winter bulletin. *Scott's email has also changed; sschultz@marcumracing.com.
RACER INFO. TAB: There is now a Racer Information tab on each of the track's homepages. This is where you will find everything pertaining to you---memberships, schedules, entry forms, W-9 form, rules, bulletins, etc.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 IS THE DATE for the 2nd annual Equipment Auction and Race Car and Parts Auction at Flat Rock Speedway. If you have something to sell, go to www.rolloandbrad.com for information.
WHEN MAKING A PAYMENT BY CHECK, MAY THEM PAYABLE TO THE TRACK...EITHER FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY OR TOLEDO SPEEDWAY. **DO NOT MAKE THEM PAYABLE TO ARCA...THANK YOU.
*THE W-9 FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN PRIOR TO PAYOFF. It is now posted.
PIT PASSES: Cost remains same as 2018; weekly shows-$20 member, $30 non-member.
MEMBERSHIP FORMS: Cost remains same as 2018.
TIRES: Tires will be available at both tracks beginning Friday, April 5. Late Model tires are $144 each; D800 tires are $120 each; includes sales tax.
D800 TIRES: The Hoosier D800 tire is now permitted for the Late Model Sportsman, Figure 8, Street Stock and Enduro/Factory Stock classes in 2019. **Please note that the 10430 and 10435 D800 tires are the tires that are legal...no other D800 designated tires. Tires must be purchased through the tracks...The 10430 D800 26.5-15 tire chalk marks are from 84.5 to 85.5. The 10435 D800 27.0-15 tire chalk marks are 85.25 to 86.25. The Hoosier 880 tires will still be legal for competition in 2018.
FIGURE 8 TIRE MOUNTING NOTE!!!!! Per Hoosier, the D800 tires for Figure 8 racing must be mounted with the DATE TIN facing towards the center of the car.
FLAT ROCK PAD RENTALS: The form is now posted. We have received a large amount of requests from new teams....deadline is April 1 for renewal. You may fill out the form and send the payment if you are a new team...this puts you on the list for a pad. IF you do not renew by April 1, your pad may be assigned to someone else! Cost is same as 2018, and if paid by April 1, you save $50 and also receive a free pit pass to one of the practice days.....MARK IT DOWN. We are NOT mailing the form.
SPONSORS: We are very pleased to have Moran Chevrolet, Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, DTS Drive Train Specialists as the Flat Rock Late Model, Figure 8 and Street Stock title sponsors respectively. R & M Recycling returns as the Late Model Sportsman Silver Cup Sponsor, The Vault Antiques and Treasures is the new sponsor for both the Enduro and Factory Stocks,
GOLD CUP SERIES INFORMATION: We are pleased to announce Innovative Fluids as a Gold Cup sponsor for 2019, while Moran Chevrolet, DTS Drive Train Specialists, Dani's Transport, Francis Engineering and Royal Truck and Trailer Sales return as Gold Cup Series sponsors.
*The Gold Cup entry blank will be posted next Tuesday under the Racer info. Tab on the webpages; it will also be mailed next week. Tires for the April 20 Toledo race must be purchased from Clyde Moody, the ARCA/CRA Super Series tire supplier (same as past 2 years). His contact information will be included in the Gold Cup letter, which will also be posted and mailed.
LATE MODEL GOLD CUP RACES: Due to the increasing amount of ticket and concession sales being purchased by fans on race night, checks will be given out on race night for the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup events. This is a practice that is becoming more frequent at tracks, and we will now put this procedure in place for the Gold Cup races only for 2019.
NOVI HOT ROD and EXPO SHOW: The tracks will have a display at the show, April 6-7. The location is the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi right off of I-96.
2019 TIME SAVER SCHEDULE; FLAT ROCK AND TOLEDO SPEEDWAYS
As discussed at the last few driver's meetings in 2018, an effort to save everyone some time on most race days will be implemented for our "weekly" race shows at both tracks.
*When we are running extra laps for a class or classes (special events), we will have a bit more practice time and single car qualifying (in most cases). We post the race night schedules each week in the next race box on both track home pages.
FLAT ROCK
Pit gates: 4 p.m.       Practice: 5:30           Drivers meeting: 6:30         Racing: 7 p.m.
TOLEDO
Pit gates: 5 p.m.       Practice: 6:15           Drivers meeting: 7 p.m.      Racing: 7:30 p.m.
The first set of hot laps will be as usual. The second set of hot laps will be 4 laps each, 4-5 cars at a time. **YOUR BEST LAP IN THE SECOND SET WILL BE YOUR QUALIFYING TIME FOR THE NIGHT. On most nights for the past couple of years, we have completed 2 sets of hot laps for each class in about 1 hour. We may have to tweak the format a bit, but this is a start.
We are basically cutting out about 4 laps of practice and sitting through all single car qualifying, while 50 fans (your family members) watch! We all lead busy lives....We're just making it a little less time-consuming. **It will be very important for you to arrive at the track with enough time to be ready for this schedule
FLAT ROCK PRE-SEASON PRACTICE DAY ADDED: We have added a practice day at Flat Rock. It will be Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. **With the addition of the Sunday, April 28 show at the track, we expect the Saturday, April 27 practice to be very busy as several CRA/Jeg's Series teams and ICAR Modified teams are expected to practice for their show the next day. April 13 will give you another day of practice.....we also have the Wednesday, May 1 practice on the schedule.
FUEL SPONSORS: Corrigan Race Fuels at Flat Rock and Bazell Race Fuels at Toledo will be the Sunoco Race fuel suppliers again for 2019. A $50 cash bonus program through a random draw for each race event will continue this season, as well as the cash bonus program for the top 2 fuel purchasers for the season in the Late Model, Figure 8, Street Stock and Late Model Sportsman classes. Sunoco decals must be on the car to collect the bonuses. We will have pricing as soon as we get the first delivery.
Special event tickets are now on sale. The order form will be on both web pages; click on tickets.
*The Flat Rock track office will open the first week of April on a daily basis...
The Toledo April 20 time schedule is now posted in the next race box; the Flat Rock time schedules for the month of April will go up soon.
Get your car ready for one of the practice days, get through tech, get some laps, memberships, tires and fuel and be ready for the season. *Call if you have any questions.....see you at the tracks!

 

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway Announces

NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

With Winner Receiving a Free Season Pass

GAS CITY, Ind., March 20 – Racing and basketball are synonymous with the Hoosier state, and Gas City I-69 Speedway is getting into the spirit with an NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge. The winner of the challenge will receive a free 2019 season pass to the track, with second and third place receiving a free pit pass for opening night. The Bracket Challenge is open to all fans, drivers, and teams.

The NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge is set up through the ESPN Tournament Challenge website (http://fantasy.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2019/en/) and is limited to one bracket per person. Track officials and staff are not eligible to win but can participate in the challenge. Brackets must be submitted by Thursday, March 21, at noon ET. For specific scoring and further rules, see the rules tab on the ESPN Tournament Challenge website.

Group Name: Gas City I-69 Speedway

Password: OnTheGas2019

Motto: OnTheGas4TrackPass

The winner, second place, and third place in the Bracket Challenge will be announced following the NCAA National Championship game and must send an e-mail to info@gascityi69speedway.com to confirm. The e-mail must include a screenshot of their bracket, their bracket name, and their full name.

All participants are encouraged to share this article and information about the Bracket Challenge on social media using the hashtags #OnTheGas4TrackPass and #GasCitySpeedway.

The track’s opening night is on Friday, April 26 with the “Lid-Lifter 100” featuring non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets, street stocks, hornets (aka RWD/FWD compacts) and tough trucks. More information is available on the track’s website at gascityi69speedway.com.
 


 

Fans and competitors can also follow the speedway on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.
 

 

 

SUNBELT RENTALS TO SPONSOR BRIDGEPORT'S OUTLAW STOCKS IN 2019
 



 
The Bridgeport Speedway is pleased to welcome Sunbelt Rentals of of Swedesboro, New Jersey as the Division Sponsor of the Outlaw Stocks this season.

 
Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America.  From their more than 825 locations, they are paving the way to serve the varied needs of their customers.  From front end loaders, lifts and back hoes to power washers, generators and woodsplitters, Sunbelt Rentals is paving the way to serve all of the needs of their customers, as varied and they may be.  

 
Sunbelt Rentals hopes to reach the small contractors and local homeowners at the Bridgeport Speedway by fulfilling their equipment needs.  

 
Sunbelt Rentals supports their customers with solutions to any project.  From the small projects to the industrial giants, planned and unplanned, Sunbelt Rentals is there to provide the equipment needed.

 
With the start of the 2019 season just around the corner, the Sunbelt Rental Outlaw Stocks will join the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds and the South Jersey Overhead Doors 602 Crate Sportsman as they three regular divisions featured at the Bridgeport Speedway.  The Outlaw Stocks are Bridgeport's full fender division.  They provide many thrills on any race night with their three wide racing and fender rubbing excitement.

 
All three divisions will be featured in Bridgeport's Season Opener on Saturday, March 30th for the running of the 60 Over Special - the Doug Hoffman Memorial Race.  

 
For your equipment rental needs, you can visit Sunbelt Rentals at 223 Paulsboro Road in Swedesboro, NJ or by calling (856) 467-9555.

 

 

Diane Bennett Memorial Race Added To 2019 Macon Speedway Schedule

(Macon, IL) The 2019 Macon Speedway schedule has a new addition, as track officials have added the “Diane Bennett Memorial” to the August 10th “Eve Of Destruction” program.  In addition to the craziness of the rollover contest, flagpole race, and race ‘em-wreck ‘em, a couple of the divisions will be running for some extra money and special trophies during the event.

The races will be in memory of Diane Bennett, who passed away in 2015.  Bennett was a longtime scorekeeper at Macon Speedway and a friend to dirt track racing for more than 30 years.  In addition to scoring for over 30 years at Macon Speedway, Bennett also scored for Track Enterprises and at Farmer City Raceway.  She was also a promoter of Cerro Gordo Speedway with her husband Tom.

Diane’s daughter, Kellie, has spearheaded the effort to have a great event in her late mom’s name.  In addition to extra prize money already put toward the overall purse for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Kellie will be selling position sponsorships to add more bonuses for the drivers.  Position sponsors are available for $10 and up and there is no limit on how much money can be put toward a certain finishing position.

“Diane was a wonderful lady, great racing official, and she is greatly missed in the racing community,” said Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent. “It will be nice to honor her with a race in her name.”

An additional $1500 in prize money has already been split between the two classes, with plenty more expected from position sponsors.  Position sponsors will get mentions on Macon Speedway’s website, social media, and at the track via announcements.  To put your name on a position or positions, email Kellie Bennett at kellie2323@yahoo.com or call 217-520-9005.

Macon Speedway’s 74th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 13.  There will be driver autographs before the races plus CEFCU Kids Club on Millikin University Night.  In action will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

 

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway Officials

Tweak Jam-Packed Schedule Slightly

In Preparation for Season Opener April 26

 

GAS CITY, Ind., March 18 – Officials of Gas City I-69 Speedway have released a revised schedule of events that reflects division name changes, slight date adjustments for some classes, the addition of two Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) nights and a visit from the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club (MOVRCC).

 

The former thunder car division is now known as the street stocks division, and its rules have been made more inclusive so cars from other tracks in Indiana can come and compete.

 

The super street class rules have also been solidified to allow some sportsman and limited late model cars from other tracks to run at Gas City as well.

 

In addition, the former front-wheel-drive compact class will now be known as the hornets division to allow both rear- and front-wheel-drive cars.

 

The HARF nights are May 17 and Aug. 30, while the MOVRCC will visit Gas City on June 14.

 

The jam-packed season opens on Friday, April 26 with the “Lid-Lifter 100” featuring non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets, street stocks, hornets (aka RWD/FWD compacts) and tough trucks.

 

All classes of race cars are welcome at the track’s pre-season practice day from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

 

Competitors should review the rules for each division on the speedway's website at gascityi69speedway.com. The revised schedule is posted there as well.

 

Fans and competitors can also follow the speedway on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

 


 

 

 

Test & Tune Days Next For Central Illinois Race Tracks
Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Set For Weekend Practice

(Macon, IL) After a successful Hickory Point Mall Race Car Show this past weekend, drivers in Central Illinois are getting set for their first on track activity, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, with test and tune days at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.  Drivers and teams use the days to fine tune their cars, fill out their registration sheets, and get comfortable back behind the wheel after a long winter.

Macon Speedway will open the pits this Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.  Cars, of any division, that compete at Macon Speedway, are welcome.  Pit admission is $20, while grandstand admission is free.

Lincoln Speedway will open up this Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.  Practice, like Macon’s, will be open to cars of any division, that race at Lincoln Speedway during the season.  Pit admission is $20, while grandstand admission is free.

Additional tests will be held at the two tracks, leading up to the opening weekend, April 12 and 13.  For Macon Speedway, the additional tests will be Sunday, March 31 and Saturday, April 6.  For Lincoln Speedway, the additional test will be Saturday, March 30.

Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season opener will be held on Friday, April 12.  Five divisions are set for the opener with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets presented by Bailey Chassis.

Macon Speedway’s 74th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 13.  There will be driver autographs before the races plus CEFCU Kids Club on Millikin University Night.  In action will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, March 23         Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 24            Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, March 30         Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 31            Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 6               Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Friday, April 12  Lincoln Speedway 16th Season Opener
Saturday, April 13             Macon Speedway 74th Season Opener

 

 

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS OPEN SEASON AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!

 
(Torrance, CA, March 12, 2019) The Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series will kick off its 26th consecutive season this Saturday night, March 16th, at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway.  The race will be the first under the POWRi banner for the CLS. Joining the CLS on the quadruple header will be the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and the American Stocks.  Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00.
 
In addition to being the first race on the season-long 17-race schedule for the CLS, it will be the first of five at the track affectionately known as the “Okie Bowl” in 2019.  The series will close the season on the same Bakersfield oval on November 23rd.
 
Jarrett Kramer comes into the event as the defending series champion and the Spring Valley based veteran will be looking for his third CLS title.  Other past champions competing in 2019 will be five-time champion Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita and two-time titlist Brent Sexton of Lakeside.
 
The three past champions could have their hands more than full this year with a savvy group of teenage drivers who have been snapping at the veterans heels the past two seasons.  Included in the group are Aiden Lange of Lakewood, Dominic Del Monte of Gardena, Eric Greco of Palmdale, 2018 Rookie of the Year Grant Sexton and his older sibling Dalton of Lakeside, Ramona’s Kyle Dodd and Indio’s James Turnbull. 
 
Along with the past champions and young chargers, other series regulars expected to be on hand on Saturday include 2018 “Civil War” titlist Cody Nigh of Camarillo, USAC/CRA Series regular A.J. Bender of San Diego, Dale Gamer of Anaheim, Chino veteran Pat Kelley, CHP officer Jeff Dyer of Bermuda Dunes, “Rock Star” Jon Robertson of Torrance, Bakersfield local Wink Schweitzer, Frank Ditmar of Lakewood and Ventura’s Bruce Douglass.
 
In four races at Bakersfield in 2018, four different drivers - Lange, Bender, Douglass and Kingsburg’s Doug Nunes – posted main event wins. 
 
Fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race in Bakersfield can find the track at 5001 N. Chester Ext., in Bakersfield (93308).  The track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373.
 
After Saturday’s race in Kern County, the CLS will have little time to rest as it heads to its home track for the first time of the year on Saturday, March 23rd.   
 
The Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2019 season possible: Lucas Oil, All Coast Construction, Christian Stover Foundation, Circle Track Performance, Cold Fire West, Fast Undercar, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Speed Partz, Super Shocks, T Shirts by Timeless and Woodland Auto Display.
 
If you or your company would like to become part of the series for its 26th season in 2019, please call Bobby Michnowicz at (310) 320-5569.
 
To keep up with the CLS online, please visit the website at http://racecls.com/
 
 
2018 California Lightning Sprint Cars Series Final Point Standings
 
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 2251
2. Cody Nigh - Camarillo – 1976
3. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita, CA – 1873
4. Brent Sexton - Lakeside, CA – 1845
5. Dominic Del Monte - Gardena, CA – 1780
6. Aiden Lange – Lakewood, CA – 1694
7. Eric Greco – Palmdale, CA – 1682
8. Grant Sexton - Lakeside, CA – 1397
9. Pat Kelley - Chino, CA – 1385
10. Dale Gamer - Anaheim, CA – 1202


 
2019 Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series
 
March 16                   Bakersfield Speedway
 
March 23                   Ventura Raceway
 
April 6                         Barona Speedway
 
April 20                       Bakersfield Speedway
 
May 4                         Ventura Raceway
 
May 18                       Barona Speedway
 
June 1                        Ventura Raceway
 
June 15                      Bakersfield Speedway
 
July 6                          Ventura Raceway
 
July 27                       Santa Maria Raceway
 
August 10                  Barona Speedway
 
August 24                  Ventura Raceway
 
September 7             Ventura Raceway
 
September 21           Bakersfield Speedway
 
October 5                  Ventura Raceway
 
October 26                Ventura Raceway
 
November 17            Bakersfield Speedway
 
 
PAST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS
1994 Tony Everhart
1995 Gary Sexton
1996 Rob Sczymczak
1997 Jon Rahe
1998 Chris Rahe
1999 Brent Sexton
2000 Greg Bragg
2001 Greg Bragg
2002 Greg Bragg
2003 David Cardey
2004 Keith Janca
2005 Johnny Bates
2006 Donny Gansen
2007 Shane Rossen
2008 Brent Sexton
2009 Stuart Hielschier Sr.
2010 Jarrett Kramer
2011 Tim Brown
2012 Bobby Michnowicz
2013 Stephen Limon
2014 Bobby Michnowicz
2015 Bobby Michnowicz
2016 Bobby Michnowicz
2017 Bobby Michnowicz
2018 Jarrett Kramer
 

 

 

 

 

DCRP Car Show & Practice Set for March 23

 

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 12, 2019) – With the 2019 racing season right around the corner at Dodge City Raceway Park, racers and fans champing at the bit have an opportunity to get an early dose of on-track action.

 

Preceding the season opening event on April 6, the exquisite dirt track racing facility in southwest Kansas will present a car show and open practice on Saturday, March 23.

 

The car show portion of the day will be hosted by the 3i Show that takes place at the Western Expo Center adjacent to the racetrack at the intersection of US 56 and US 283.  The car show will take place from noon until 4:00 p.m. and all competitors are invited to bring their cars for display.

 

After that, activities shift to the racetrack itself with an open practice from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission to the grandstands for the open practice is free with pit passes $20 per person.

 

The car show and open practice on March 23 leads the way into the 2019 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park that includes 18 nights of scheduled competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval and another eight nights atop the newly-constructed, 1/7-mile “Little DCRP” that will feature Micro Sprints and Karts.

 

The opening card of the year on Saturday, April 6, will feature a full slate of championship chase action including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series along with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

 

The complete 2019 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

 

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south.  For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CARS HEADED TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY MARCH 30TH!

 

 
(Perris, CA, March 7, 2019) The World’s fastest dirt track sprint cars, the NOS Energy World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, will be making its only 2019 appearance in Southern California at the famous Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, March 30th, for the annual “SoCal Showdown.”  The race will be part of the “World of Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour.”  Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

 
 
In conjunction with the tracks, the World of Outlaws has formed the Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour, which will officially start at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 15 and end on Saturday on the 30th at The PAS.  In addition to the money donated from the ticket sales, Outlaws Fire Relief Tour shirts will be sold with $5 from each purchase going to the California fire relief. Also, a select number of tickets to each event will be donated to local firemen.
“One of the most anticipated stretches of the season, especially for California fans, is the World of Outlaws month-long tour in March through the Golden State,” World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery said in a series release. “We wanted to do something to help those communities heal and we couldn’t be prouder to raise money for California fire relief and to be donating tickets to the firefighters, who have become heroes to many families.”
The March 30th appearance will be the 19th ever for the World of Outlaws at the track locals affectionately refer to as “The PAS.”  Over the years, ten different drivers have posted WoO wins at the famous Riverside County clay oval.  Oolitic, Indiana’s Mark Kinser won the first five WoO races at The PAS from 1996 through 1998.  However, in the subsequent 13-races since, nine different winners have graced the top step of the podium. Owasso, Oklahoma’s Darryn Pittman has captured two of the last six WoO main events at The PAS.  The 40-year-old’s three wins rank him second on the all-time PAS/WoO win list behind Kinser.  David Gravel of Watertown, Connecticut won the main the last time the series visited Southern California in 2017.  The WoO 2018 appearance of the Outlaws was canceled due to rain. 
 
Fargo, North Dakota’s Donnie Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, heads the field of entries for this month’s race.  The 41-year-old 10-time World of Outlaws champion won his 254th series main event last month in Las Vegas.  Despite all those titles and wins, Schatz has never won a main event in Perris. 
 
In addition to Pittman, Schatz and Gravel, included among the others who will be competing on March 30th are past NASCAR Monster Energy Series driver Kasey Khane of Enumclaw, Washington, Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet, 2007 PAS winner Ian Madsen from Sydney, Australia, Jason Sides of Bartlett, Tennessee, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild, 2015 PAS winner Paul McMahon of Elk Grove, California, Hanover, Pennsylvania drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma and Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser.
 
Fans who purchase reserved or premiere seat tickets in advance to the “SoCal Showdown” will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.”  The fan pit pass will allow the spectators to get up close to the WoO stars to take photos, meet the drivers, get autographs and purchase merchandise straight from their favorite teams.  Advance tickets are available 24-hours a day at the following link: http://www.woosprint.com/perris-auto-speedway or by calling at 1-844-DIRT-TIX.  For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on the night of the race.
 
As an added treat for the fans, the west coast’s premiere traditional (non-wing) sprint car series, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, will also be competing on the night.  The non-wing field will be headed by seven-time series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, California and arch rival Brody Roa of Garden Grove.  Those two veterans will face a strong challenge from Anaheim’s Jake Swanson, “The Big Game Hunter” Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, Cody Williams of Corona, R.J. Johnson of Laveen, Arizona and more.
 
The PAS Young Gun Sprints, for drivers 14-25-years-old with no prior sprint car experience, and Senior Sprints for drivers 40 and over, will complete the exciting quadruple-header.
 
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.
 
Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season.  All Coast Construction,  Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com,  Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.
 
To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:
 
 
 
 
 
racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.
 
2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule
 
March 16th           Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience
 
March 17th           Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience
 
March 30th          Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run
 
April 13th              “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints
 
April 20th              PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
 
April 27th              LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run
 
May 4th                 PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
 
May 25th              “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run
 
June 1st                 LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run
 
June 15th              PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
 
June 29th              Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints
 
July 4th                  FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run
 
July 13th                Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints
 
July 20th                PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
 
July 27th                LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts
 
August 17th          “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints
 
August 24th          PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
 
August 31st          LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts
 
September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
 
September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints
 
September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts
 
October 26th       PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds
 
November 6th     Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session
 
November 7th    Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars
 
November 8th     Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars
 
November 9th     Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars
 
November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds
 
 
*** Schedule Subject to Change
 

 

BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP IN 2020
 

 
 


 

It has never been a secret that a buyer was being sought for the Bridgeport Speedway.

Following the death of Doug Hoffman, Ramey brought together Keith Hoffman, Dave Adams and Danny Serrano to form a management team to oversee the operation of the track, starting with the 2013 racing season. Kolby Ramey, Brian’s son, and later his daughter, Hali, became integral members of the team that would bring in the Bridgeport Speedway into the forefront of dirt track racing in the tri-state area.

It was Ramey’s intent to show that the Bridgeport Speedway could be successfully run as a race track and then to attract a new owner.

During Sunday’s Annual Bridgeport Speedway Employee Meeting, that plan became a reality when Ramey introduced Doug Rose as the new owner of the Bridgeport Speedway.

Rose is no stranger to area racing.  A former racer in Modifieds, midgets and SpeedSTRs, Rose has been the co-owner of the Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds since 2013 when Richie Tobias took on the quarter mile dirt track to return professional style racing to the Reading, PA area.  Rose has played a major role in the success of that operation and will bring his experience to the three tracks that make up the Bridgeport Speedway.

“Through my own business, I’ve always believed that if you plan properly, then you stand a chance to succeed,” Ramey told those in attendance. And that’s exactly what Ramey has planned with the transition with Rose.  Rose will work with Ramey and the Bridgeport team throughout the 2019 season as he learns the ins and outs of the management of the Bridgeport Speedway and then Rose will assume ownership in 2020. The Ramey family will remain involved until their support is no longer needed.

It is the intent to move forward and make Bridgeport “bigger and better than its been.”

“I really don’t haven’t made any specific plans so far,” Rose related.  “I want to see how everything is run.  What’s attracted me to Bridgeport is its infrastructure and the way that it’s been managed and run.  There is a strong foundation here.”

“The Modifieds are where my background lies,” Rose explained.  “But with the Action Track, I’ve had the chance to work with those divisions.  I feel that the 600s and Slingshots are the future of auto racing. I think the two tracks can really work well together.  That’s the goal – to grow both!”

Rose and his wife, Brittany, will begin this new venture as the 2019 season quickly approaches.  “She is just as much a part of this as I am,” Rose added.

We are Bridgeport, the only track in New Jersey to offer Big Block Modifieds; we are committed to maintaining a safe, fun, family atmosphere creating life-lasting memories of excitement.

The 2019 season is just around the corner with an open practice session planned for both the Spirit Speedway quarter mile and the 5/8th mile track on Saturday, March 23.  The 60 Over Special, Doug Hoffman Memorial will go to the green flag to start the 2019 season just one week later on Saturday, March 30th.

 

 

STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD HONORING FRANKIE SCHNEIDER BRINGS THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT TO A GRAND FINALE

 

The Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show completed its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall over the weekend and the event staff never skipped a beat with great shows and good crowds each night and interviews with a host of legendary racers that whisked us back to the "Golden Era" of the sport. The event was brought to a blazing finish Saturday afternoon as the Flemington Speedway Historical Society headed up by President Dennis Tretter and help from Sandy Bate offered a great tribute to one of the all-time legends of dirt track racing, “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider.  The Saturday event was sponsored by Premio Foods, R& H Auto Sales, APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair. Premio Foods, which sponsors the efforts of Willie Osmun, Sammy Martz and Steve Davis, offered giveaways throughout the final day at the show along with a sausage eating contest and the first time event added to the luster of the show and by the many handouts to the fans in the Mall. Please check out out their fine product line and their fine recipe page at: www.premiofoods.com.

 

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes staff would like to thank all of the racing fans, drivers, sponsors and vendors for their support, dedication and patience in making the show not only a great success but a keepsake remembrance to keep the past, present and future of racing alive and well. . Quaker Steak & Lube was the headline sponsor for the event and amazing associate sponsorship was provided through IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, JPA Masonry, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, R&H Auto Sales, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Speed Tec, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Upstate Auto, APS Powdercoating, A.R.M Automotive, Smitty's Collision Center, Carls Auto Repair, Dean Autosports and Joe’s Garage.  Nightly interviews and race cars from all divisions provided the race fans a full appetite of racing fun before the regular 2019 racing seasons begins. Mike Vecchio from the Mud Boss racing series, brought along many of his scaled racers and put on racing exhibitions throughout the day.

 

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show was at full tilt with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offered a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. The Dirt Track Heroes staff thanks the great staff at Quaker Steak & Lube for a fun-filled week at the Mall and their fine establishment. Ed Pados offered a beautiful prayer moment to all of the drivers that have passed away or are suffering healthwise at the beginning of the event.

 

Emcee Justin Beltrame, with the assistance from Ed and Steve Pados and Alex Greenzweig worked overtime throughout the week to keep the shows rolling along each day and evening. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins thanked the local racing community for their continuous support of the event and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and pointed out the IRCO commitment to the show since the show first began in 2008. The St John’s Angels Relay For Life Team was on hand raising money for Cancer Research.

 

The event produced a who’s who in Stock car racing as drivers, owners and the Schneider Family gathered to honor one of the great legends in racing. Gary Tetz, Gerald Chamberlain, Sammy Beavers, Stan Ploski, Jay Aten, Jimmy Bowen, Gary Gollub, Billy Tanzish, Mr. Del George, Ken Brenn Sr, Walt Emery, Ray Liss, Larry High, Bobby Rossell. Drew Fornora, Fritz Epright, Bull Kerchner, Charlie Shire, and Bob Schmidt were on hand for the show.

 

The First Annual Premio Foods Sausage Eating Contest took place with High School Wrestler Ben Temples knocking down a new record with a two minutes and twenty second clocking for his plate of delicious Premio Sausage. Temples earned a $100.00 Gift Cerificate for his performance. Eric Pearson, the owner of Crawdaddy’s Restaurant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey finished second with a two minute and 49 second time to earn fifty dollars and Sue Gerhardt was third and earned $25.00. Other participents included Pat Strathern, Robin Dehart, Greg Collins, Gramps Strathern and Joe the Pizza Dude. Joe Brown from Snydersville Raceway served as the EMT for the event.

 

The great fan base of racing came out to the Mall event and were transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races.  All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth, Dorney Park, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Archie Myers/Harmony and Wayne Sayer had their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks were open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing to possibly find a picture or two they wanted to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.  More information regarding Dirt Track Heroes is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or contacting Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com

 

Special thanks to Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO and all of the great associate sponsors for their outstanding support of this event.  Watch for Quaker Steak & Lube at the Thunder on the Hill events at the Grandview Speedway.

 

History, Memories and Great Fun, We Covered It All

Thank You To The Racing Community For A Lifetime Of Great Memories

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park sets dates for special sprint car events in 2019

WAYNESFIELD, OH. – The dates have been set for the special racing events at Waynesfield Raceway Park for 2019. There are currently four races planned with the possibility of more, with three of the races honoring Ohio racing legends and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Rick Ferkel, Jack Hewitt and Bob Hampshire.

There are four confirmed racing dates in 2019 at "The Field" - Sunday, April 7, Wednesday, July 3, Friday, Aug. 2. New Waynesfield Promoter Shane Helms - a former sprint car driver and successful businessman - said he is working on a unique event for sometime in October, eyeing Oct. 12.

"All of the events will have great payouts. We are focusing on events and dates to not hurt other area tracks running 410 sprints. I also wanted these races to honor the guys who helped build our sport not only in Ohio but around the country. Racing is what it is today because of guys like Rick Ferkel, Jack Hewitt and Bob Hampshire...guys I grew up watching and admiring," Helms said.

"We want to grow Waynesfield and truly make it a 'field of dreams.' I want to thank Greg and Tammy Shobe and their team along with my dad, Larry Helms, and Paul Kistler from Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products for working with us to keep racing alive at Waynesfield. I feel confident there are great things ahead for the track, race teams and fans," Helms added

Waynesfield will open April 7 with the FAST winged 410 sprint cars and the National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invader 360 sprints.

What has grown to be one of the "must see" events in Ohio - the Jack Hewitt Classic - will be held Wednesday, July 3 and will feature the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS), winged 410 sprints and NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints.

"I wanted to keep the tradition of this event as Jack raced and won in both winged and non-wing sprint cars. The BOSS group brings a great crop of talent and we're most likely going to also include the FAST winged sprints for an all sprint car spectacular," Helms said.

Lee Underwood scored the Hewitt Classic win at Waynesfield in 2018 as the event was hosted by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). The Jack Hewitt Classic has been held at Waynesfield Raceway Park for 10 years.

Hewitt is the only driver to win all four features in one night during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown USAC Nationals and until 2018 was the all time leader in USAC Silver Crown wins. He is also a former All Star Circuit of Champions titlist.

The Bob Hampshire Classic on Saturday, Sept. 7 will honor the Alvada, Ohio former sprint car owner and mechanic. Hampshire scored an All Star championship in 1985 with Hewitt behind the wheel and was the mechanic on a few of  Kody Swanson’s four USAC Silver Crown championships.

Helms is planning to honor “The Ohio Traveler” Rick Ferkel on Friday, Aug. 2 at Waynesfield with winged 410 sprints. Last year Helms helped promote the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic, sanctioned again by the All Stars, at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe , Ohio . Cole Duncan scored the win.

Ferkel, who lived in nearby Findlay and Tiffin most of his life, recorded nearly 400 sprint car wins during his driving career. He now helps his son, Ricky, who competes in sprint car racing in Michigan .

"I'm talking to a lot of people in the sport about a unique and exciting event in October something like an Ohio State sprint car championship with other tracks' champions and stars and regional young up-and-comers," Helms said.

To keep up on when the special events will be held at Waynesfield Raceway Park , keep checking in at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com or on Twitter @OfficialWRP and on Facebook  at www.facebook.com/Waynesfield.Raceway.Park

 

 

“THE LEGENDS OF RACING” ROUNDTABLE HIGHLIGHTS 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

    

The Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show completed the sixth day of the week long journey into the past, present and future of auto racing for the racing community and will head into the finale on Saturday, March 9th with a tribute slated to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with many of the great racing talents that Frankie competed against at many facilities including the famed Flemington "Square" Speedway. The Friday event highlighted a tremendous day event that lasted through much of the day and evening as a large crowd was on hand to hear racing stories as told by the legends themselves. The second show featured a combination of Modified and Open Wheel drivers to close out the evening of interviews. The week long show thus far has included a bit of everything with major power outages and snow and icy road conditions within the calling area causing many of the entries to withdraw from the event.

 

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

 

An amazing group of sponsors have supported the show with sponsorship through Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Speed Tec, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, Jeff's Automotive, R&H Auto Sales, Murante Auto Repair, APS Powdercoating, Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts, A.R.M Automotive, Smitty's Collision Center, Dean Autosports, Joes’s Garage and Carl's Auto Repair. Nightly interviews and race cars from all divisions provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the 2019 racing season begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

 

Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show and introduced and interviewed a stellar panel of driving legends from the local area and beyond during the show. The show played to a full house and in roundtable fashion to allow the fans to connect with the drivers they cheered for when they dominated the local speedway scene.  Gary Gollub, Alan Carter, Gerald Chamberlain, Sammy Beavers, Billy Tanzosh, Bob Schmidt, Bob Schoenberger and Ed and Steve Pados were onboard for the show. The question and answer period brought many great responses from the drivers and is a lasting memory to their exploits on the speedway.

 

Phillipsburg Easton Honda, along with the sponsored race car of Jayson Kraycirik, has “two show specials” available for fans to possibly purchase during the course of the show. A 2019 Honda Fit and a 2019 Honda Civic and each has a five hundred dollar discount throughout the course of the show. Call them at: 800-761-0532 or through their website at: www.pehonda.com

 

Details for the Premio Foods “Sausage Eating Contest have been announced and the event will take place at Noon on Saturday, the 9th March. The first nine contestants who sign in will go for the grand prize of a $100.00 Gift Certificate to the winner. Second place will earn a Fifty dollar certificate and third place will earn a certificate worth $25.00. The contest will go five full minutes and each contestant will be wearing the famous Premio Foods aprons and hats and a photo shoot will take place as the contest concludes. Premio Foods produces, “Sausage, the way it should be!” The website is: www.premiofoods.com

 

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth, Mike Ritter Photos,  Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.  More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

 

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting many of our racing heroes who have passed away in the past year. The great keepsake 60 page event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.  The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2019 racing season.

 

12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2019 Schedule of Events

 

Saturday- March 9- (Noon) Premio Foods and R&H Auto Sales and APS Powdercoating presents “First Annual Sausage Eating Contest” with first prize being a $100.00 Gift Certificate

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods, R&H Auto Sales and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special All Star Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with interview and autograph sessions

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -*Schedule subject to change

 

 

305-ci Sprints Part of Six Selected Events at 81 Speedway in 2019!

 

Park City, Kansas – March 7, 2019 - Sprint Car fans will be in for a double-dose of sprint car action at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas this summer as six, 305-ci sprint car events have been added to the program when the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas 360 ci-sprint car division competes at the C Ray Hall facility.

Courtesy of Precise Racing Products, race fans will see a mixture of both Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma action in 2019.

Those dates include:

April 5 (URSS)

May 26 (URSS/SSO)

July 13 (SSO)

August 17 (SSO)

October 5 (URSS)

T.B.A.

If utilizing both 360-ci and 305-ci powerplants, drivers are encouraged and welcome to compete in both divisions, giving race fans a night filled with “winged warrior” open-wheel action.

A huge “thank you” to Precise Racing Products on their involvement with providing exciting 305-ci sprint car racing action for the upcoming 2019 race season.  

 

 

RACING STARS HIGHLIGHT 12th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL- - SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY

 

The Quaker Steak & Lube 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fifth day of the week long journey for the racing community and another successful day went into the record books featuring the stars of the local bigger track facilities occupying center stage. The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with sponsorship through Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Premio Foods, SpeedTec, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, R&H Auto Sales, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, Carl’s Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Smitty’s Collision, A.R.M Automotive, Jeff’s Automotive, Joe’s Garage, APS Powdercoating, Adams Brothers Used Parts, and Dean Auto Sport.

 

Nightly interviews and race cars from all divisions provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.   

 

Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show announcing Phillipsburg Easton Honda, located at 400 Uniontown Road in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and Smitty’s Collision, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania as the sponsors for last evening's event and have been loyal supporters of the Dirt Track Heroes Show.

 

Phillipsburg Easton Honda, along with the sponsored race car of Jayson Kraycirik, has “two show specials” available for fans to possibly purchase during the course of the show. A 2019 Honda Fit and a 2019 Honda Civic and each has a five hundred dollar discount throughout the course of the show. Call them at: 800-761-0532 or through their website at: www.pehonda.com

 

Details for the Premio Foods “Sausage Eating Contest have been announced and the event will take place at Noon on Saturday, the 9th March. The first nine contestants who sign in will go for the grand prize of a $100.00 Gift Certificate to the winner. Second place will earn a Fifty dollar certificate and third place will earn a certificate worth $25.00. The contest will go five full minutes and each contestant will be wearing the famous Premio Foods aprons and hats and a photo shoot will take place as the contest concludes. Premio Foods makes, “Sausage, the way it should be!” The website is: www.premiofoods.com

 

Beltrame interviewed a short group last evening as racing legend George Wambold, current driving star JR Fulper and 4x4 racer Josh Miller proved to be a good mix of drivers doing battle this season at their respective facilities.

 

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races.  All historical racing groups including Tri State, Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Friends of Nazareth, Dorney Park, MiBest Collectibles, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video and Wayne Sayer will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.  More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

 

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting Frankie Schneider, Otto Harwi, Grand Marshal Richie Smith and the final checkered flag story. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.  The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2014 racing season.

 

 

               Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

                      Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

                                    2019 Schedule of Events

 

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.)  JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

 

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

 

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

DCRP Season Opener Just One Month Away!

 

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 6, 2019) – The 2019 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park is rapidly approaching, as opening night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southeast Kansas is just one short month away.

 

Dodge City Raceway Park will raise the curtains on the season with a full card of championship chase action on Saturday night, April 6.

 

The season opens with a bang as the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series.  The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks fill out the opening night card.

 

The April 6 season opener will be preceded by a car show and open practice on Saturday, March 23.

 

The April 6 event is the first of 18 scheduled events atop the 3/8-mile clay oval that ultimately culminates with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” on September 20-21.

 

A number of other special events take place along the way including the marquee Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals event on June 13-15.  The full slate of events is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

 

The 2019 season at Dodge City Raceway Park will also be enhanced by the addition of “Little DCRP”, a 1/7-mile clay oval constructed within the existing Raceway that will play host to eight Sunday cards of Micro Sprints and Karts.

 

Reigning DCRP track champions include Steven Richardson in the DCRP Sprint Car Ranks, Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park.  The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.

 

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south.  For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

RACE CAR SHOW CONTINUES AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL THROUGH SATURDAY. . . . .

QUARTER MIDGETS, “ THE STARS OF TOMORROW”  HIGHLIGHT 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT

 

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the third day of its annual week long journey for the racing community and another successful day unfolded with the Tuesday evening presentation. The budding young stars of the quarter midget racing clubs in the local area came out to talk about their budding young racing careers and added their thoughts as to where their journey will possibly take them as they take on the rigors of auto racing. The Tuesday night event was sponsored by Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts located in Allentown, PA, Carl’s Auto Repair in Stroudsburg, PA and Dean Auto Sports in East Stroudsburg, PA. The twelfth annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with each day of the event showcasing the many different race tracks and racing series operating in the local area and will culminate with an All Star tribute to the Legendary “Old Master” Frankie Schneider on Saturday.  For more information check out:  www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com

 

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

 

The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Jeff's Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, A.R.M Automotive, R&H Auto Sales, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, APS Powdercoating, Smitty's Collision Center, Speed Tec, Murante Auto Repair, Joe’s Garage, Dean Autosports and Carl's Auto Repair.

 

Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show.

The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

 

The Quarter Midget stars arrived rarin’ to go to kick-off the show.. Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show and introduced IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins once thanked the local racing community for their support and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and added the Tuesday night portion of the show is one of his favorite nights as he truly enjoys the answers and conversations the announcers are able to extract from the young stars, as some were giving their first ever interviews and through the quickly paced show were able to get the racing families on their way back home. Quarter Midget graduate and former USAC National Champion, Anthony “Chops” Chrobak, addressed the young stars with his thoughts of how he transitioned from the quarter-midgets to the next step of his career with a fourth place finish in points one season ago in the 270 Sprints and of his securing two wins in three races in the Stage One Modified Series. Anthony will be a regular in 2019 in a Stage One Modified race car at the Hamlin Speedway.

 

Justin Beltrame interviewed an energetic group of young driving stars from the area and without question once again proved the future of auto racing is in great hands with the drivers and the generous support of their families. The Quarter Midgets are a great way to begin the careers of the budding young drivers and many graduates of Quarter Midget racing have gone on to great racing careers in the sport and many of the drivers interviewed felt they would race the Quarter Midgets until their age requirements expire and then make the transition into one of the many offerings available in racing and the answers given would make all of us believe all of the speedways in the area will benefit from the early education these young stars acquire for their racing endeavors. 

 

Drivers on hand included former USAC National Champion Anthony Chrobak, Jacob Bierman, Peyton Knecht, Louie Horavath, Charles Horvath, Cheyenne Breidenstein and McKenzie Smith.

 

The Wednesday evening show will be highlighting Hamlin Speedway, Snydersville Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway and sponsored by Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds and Hamlin/S&S Speedways.

 

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races.

 

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Reading, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Stayer have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

 

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60 page event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season.

                

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

 

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

 

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

 

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.)  JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

 

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

 

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. - Schedule subject to change

 

Mason Keller goes for JEGS/CRA Title; starts at Flat Rock April 28

 

Salem, IN (March 6, 2019) - After a stellar rookie season with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance in 2018, Mason Keller has made it very clear, he wants the series Championship for the upcoming season, and doesn't want to settle for anything less.

 

"After our second-place finish last year in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Chase for the Championship, we decided it would only make sense to compete full time again in 2019 to try and achieve one spot better," remarked Keller. "Last season was our opportunity to get our feet wet and see if we can compete at this particular level of racing, especially being underfunded and working with a completely new team. When we won a race and had some good finishes, that's really what made up our minds on what we wanted to do this season."

 

The 19-year-old Keller looked to become the first ever driver to win both the Rookie of the Year and the series Championship with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour in 2018, but came up one position behind Jack Dossey III for the 2018 Chase for the Championship after mechanical issues left him with an 11th place finish in the season Championship event at Winchester Speedway on Winchester 400 Weekend, well behind Dossey III, who earned his second straight series Championship.

 

Keller had an impressive season that saw him win the series DGR-CROSLEY Rookie of the Year Award. He won the series Labor Day Weekend event on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, making him the only driver in the final four in the Chase for the Championship with a win in 2018. The accolades for his 2018 season don't end there, Keller's crew won the PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Year Award and Keller won the 2018 Racing Electronics Season Hardcharger Award, gaining a total of 33 positions through out the season. In the series ten events in 2018, Keller had seven top ten finishes, including his win and a third-place finish at Salem Speedway.

 

Keller added, "Our goal this year is the season Championship of course, but we are also looking to get our name out in the media by running up front and winning races, no matter what track we are racing at, even if it means traveling outside of the CRA schedule when we have the opportunity. I have to thank my sponsors Dailey's Used Car Sales, Gedek Trailer Sales, PGG, and MEP, without their support I wouldn't be racing with this series. I also have to thank my dad for all his support and my whole crew for their continued hard work!"

 

Keller raced in 49 Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock events before moving up to compete in a late model. He scored a win with that series in a 200-lap event at Kentucky Motor Speedway during the 2015 season. In all, Keller produced 15 top five finishes and 24 top ten finishes, with three Fast Qualifier Awards as a competitor with the CRA Street Stocks.

 

Keller made his JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour debut at Winchester Speedway on Labor Day Weekend in 2017, where he made a big splash, getting a second-place finish behind race winner Carson Hocevar. Keller has gotten more experience behind the wheel of his late model by competing at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida during the World Series of Stock Car Racing the last two years, winning his first ever late model race there in 2017.

 

The 2019 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance season will begin with the Motor City 200 event at Flat Rock Speedway on Sunday, April 28th. That will be the series' first ever event at the racy quarter mile located in Flat Rock, Michigan, just south of Detroit. That event will also feature the inaugural event for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models and the ICAR Allstar Modified Tour. In all fans will get to see 200 laps of feature racing action between the three series.

 

More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

 

INDY 500 TICKET GIVE-AWAY, CAR SHOW AT TOLEDO APRIL 26

Toledo, Ohio-March 5, 2019: Toledo Speedway, in conjunction with WNWO-NBC 24 of Toledo, have joined forces for a Classic Car Show Friday, April 26. An Indy 500 ticket give-away will be part of the Friday festivities and the night will conclude with parade laps around the big ½ mile paved oval for participating car show attendees. The show will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
WNWO, the local NBC affiliate, is the new home for the television broadcast of the Indy 500. The car show will take place out on the track Friday night, featuring music, entertainment, food and beverages.
Indianapolis 500 Historian Donald Davidson will be on hand for a question and answer session Friday night in the banquet room of the Toledo Speedway Bar/Grille. The official Indy 500 pace car will also be on the grounds for the event.
The Friday night show leads into the open wheel race card of the USAC Silver Crown Cars and a Non-Wing Sprint race, all part of the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic presented by Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores, set for Saturday, April 27.
All cars clubs are invited to participate in this event. For further information, please contact the track at 419-727-1100.
Tickets will also be on sale for the Saturday night race card, which features the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series 100 lap race and a 50 lap Non-Wing Sprint Car race on the same race card.
A Vintage Race Car Exhibition will be part of the Saturday activities, along with an open-wheel Racer's Reunion.
The race will pay tribute to the late Rollie Beale, a Toledo native. Rollie was the 1973 USAC Sprint Car champion and a former USAC Series director.
Race time for April 27 is set for 6 p.m. A rain date of the following day, Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m. has been established.

 

 

AMERA AND MEDIA NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS DAY TWO OF 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW, EVENT CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY

 

The Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show kicked off on Sunday with a day filled with cancellations as an impending Snow Storm made race fans jittery and quick to depart. With another pile of snow on the ground after a storm filled Sunday evening, the State of New Jersey lifted the emergency ban and kept the show on schedule. Again with weather and power outages still hindering the Tri State area plaguing the area, a small group of Photographers, Media and Announcers signed in to chat about their great behind the lens or announcing racing memories in a fun-filled two hours roundtable discussion. A.R.M Automotive located in Bangor and Joe’s Garage located in Nazareth sponsored the Monday evening show.   For more information check out: www.dirttrackheroescarshow

 

 

Those who came out enjoyed a great night as they were highlighted in a fun night of great story telling and fantastic racing memories. Many first time stories were shared with the audience from a variety of race tracks in the Northeast and for the most part tracks that have disappeared from the landscape as we know it today.

 

The diverse show schedule has something different planned for each night of the show and the Friday events on March 8th will feature two shows going back to back with the Legends of Racing taking place at 4 PM with another roundtable of racing memories and the evening show paying tribute to the open wheel divisions of racing. The show closes on March 9th with another two shows with the first show, sponsored by Premio Foods and R&H Auto Sales, offering a sausage eating contest to the people with above average appetites. The show’s final event is an All Star Tribute to the “Old Master” Frankie Schneider as Premio Foods, R&H Auto Sales and the Flemington Speedway Historical Society have put together a tremendous celebration with autograph and interview session.

 

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

 

The 12th annual edition of the show has amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Murante Auto Repair, APS Powdercoating, ARM Automotive, Smitty's Collision Center, Speed Tec, Dean Autosports, R&H Auto Sales, Carl's Auto Repair and Joe’s Garage. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2018 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.   

 

Tuesday night's show will feature "The Stars of Tomorrow" as the quarter midget drivers will be on hand to chat about their budding racing careers and many of them will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd. The evening is sponsored by Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts located in Allentown, PA, Carl’s Auto Repair in, Stroudsburg, PA and Dean Autosports located in East Stroudsburg, PA.

 

The great fan base of racing can come out to this Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Stayer have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

 

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.  The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season.

 

  Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

       Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

        2019 Schedule of Events

 

 

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

 

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

 

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

 

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.)  JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

 

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

 

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

GERALD CHAMBERLAIN TO APPEAR AT 12th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 3-9

 

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will have one of the great racing legends back at the event as "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain has informed the show staff he has made plans for the show. Gerald was already a legend in racing when he first set foot onto the Reading Fairgrounds site in 1968, having captured track titles at the South Penn Speedway in 1964 and 65 with dominating performances in which he captured 18 wins in 22 events to dominate the racing action. Chamberlain captured a Hesston Speedway title in 1965 and added another championship 1967 when he captured the track title at the paved Hershey Stadium. Taking over the seat of the famed Paul Deasey owned 707 "Big Donkey," Chamberlain quickly figured out the fast way around Reading and was able to put the sometimes unpredictable Donkey into victory lane on a steady basis.

 

Teaming with the potent Joe Bullock Team in 1970, Chamberlain captured 22 wins in 1971 and came back the following season to break his own record with 31 feature tallies. Chamberlain went on to capture 92 wins at Reading. Chamberlain captured two Daniel Boone 200 lap wins and captured the Eastern States 200 in 1976. Chamberlain captured two titles at Flemington the first one 1974 and again in 1976 and captured 31 wins in his tenure at the Square. Chamberlain has been inducted into the DIRT Hall of Fame as well as honors at Bedford, Hagerstown and Winchester and the Reading Fairgrounds. Gerald Chamberlain has been a strong supporter of the Dirt Track Heroes Show and he and his wife Joanne look forward to once again seeing his many friends at the Phillipsburg Mall.

 

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The Quaker Steak and Lube chain annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

 

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish.

 

Sponsors in 2019 include IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/SOM Modifieds, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, A.R.M Automotive, R& H Auto Sales, APS Powdercoating, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Gardner’s Auto Service, Speed Tec, Murante Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Smitty’s Collision Center, Carl’s Auto Repair, Dean Auto Sport and Joe’s Garage.

 

Current and Vintage or restored race cars represent racing's past, present and the future of racing and the past represent what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing.  Either way, the spirit of the event itself takes the great fan base of the event back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events.  Those great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. 

 

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Dorney Park, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Dale Snyder Videos and Bob Snyder Photography, MiBest Collectibles, Wayne Stayer and Mocatek are also in place for the show.

 

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.  The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTH98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or at: steveswp@ptd.net

                                                                      

                                           Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

                                                  Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

                                                    2019 Schedule of Events

 

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00)  Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

 

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM)  A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

 

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

 

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

 

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

 

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.)  JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

 

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

 

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST FREE TO ATTEND RACE CAR EVENT. . . . .

NORTHEAST DIRT TRACK STAR BOB SCHMIDT MAKING FIRST QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES APPEARANCE, WEEKLONG SHOW OPENS SUNDAY, MARCH 3

 

With the Dirt Track Heroes honoring a famed triple digit car number “555” in Richie Smith another three-digit car will be making his first appearance.  Bob Schmidt and his familiar “333” will be on hand all week at the Dirt Track Heroes show. Schmidt whose career began at age 16, at the Beach Lake race track continues today at age 79 in the Vintage Modifieds. Schmidt raced many tracks such as Honesdale, Moc A Tek, Weedsport, Penn Can, Herb Harvey, Accord, Nazareth, Orange County and even in Canada throughout his racing career. He was the 1975 Sportsman champion at the now defunct Moc A Tek Speedway. During that 1975 season, Schmidt accomplished an amazing feat by winning three 100 lap features in one weekend. This started at Penn Can on Friday, then Moc A Tek Saturday, and capping of the trifecta at Herb Harvey’s on Sunday. In 1976, he switched to Orange County as this was his favorite track growing up as a kid. Schmidt dreamed of winning on the “Hard Clay” and that he did in a memorable season in 1977. He won two of the first three features of the season and was set to contend for the Sportsman title. The native of Greeley, PA wound up with a pair of feature wins, two runner ups and six other top 5 finishes but came up 68 points short of the title.  The title was won by a young up and coming star by the name of Brett Hearn.

 

   Today Bob is following the Northeast Vintage traveling series and still competing at a high level. He had to make a few modifications to the car by adding the roof flap to help exit the car easier, but on the track, he is still a force to recon with. In 2017, Bob had a scare at the Accord Speedway, as he got into the loose stuff and hit the wall which sent his car barrel rolling over three times before coming to a rest on its’ hood. He was fine without a scratch on him but more disappointed in himself. Last year during Nostalgia night at Orange County, Schmidt charged from the back to second place, and was closing in on the leader but ran out of laps. With victory lane still in his sites he is energized for the 2019 season in his Precision Engine powered “333”. These are just a few stories of Bob’s career, and he is excited to be a part of the 2019 Dirt Track Heroes Show to see some familiar faces from years past, and share even more stories with the crowd.

 

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The Quaker Steak and Lube chain annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

 

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish.

 

Sponsors in 2019 include IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/SOM Modifieds, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, A.R.M Automotive, R& H Auto Sales, APS Powdercoating, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Gardner’s Auto Service, Speed Tec, Murante Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Smitty’s Collision Center, Carl’s Auto Repair, Dean Auto Sport and Joe’s Garage.

 

Current and Vintage or restored race cars represent racing's past, present and the future of racing and the past represent what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing.  Either way, the spirit of the event itself takes the great fan base of the event back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events.  Those great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. 

 

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Dorney Park, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Dale Snyder Videos and Bob Snyder Photography, MiBest Collectibles, Wayne Stayer and Mocatek are also in place for the show.

 

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.  The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTH98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

  

 

                                           Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

                                                  Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

                                                    2019 Schedule of Events

 

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00)  Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

 

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM)  A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

 

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

 

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

 

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

 

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.)  JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

 

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

 

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

MONSTER TRUCK, SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 6

 

March 2, 2019: Tickets for Toledo Speedway's All Star Monster Truck Tour event and a variety of special

events at both Toledo and its sister track, Flat Rock Speedway, will go on sale Wednesday, March 6. Reserved seating, general admission tickets and children's tickets will be available for selected races.
 
The order form will be available from either track's website at www.flatrockspeedway.com or www.toledospeedway.com. Go to the ticket button for the order form.   Ticket buyers may fill out the form and email it as noted at the bottom of the form. You must log in to download any type of form from the website. Mail orders are also accepted. There will be no on-line ticket sales at this time.
 
Checks and most major credit cards are accepted for mail orders, or fans can call the Toledo office at 419-727-1100 for credit card phone orders. The Flat Rock office will open in mid-April and may be reached at 734-782-2480. Both tracks will also have tickets available at the track offices prior to the first races.
 
The Monster Truck race, which features an outdoor racing arena, will be highlighted by the ultra-popular BIGFOOT! Toledo Speedway will have a special price structure for this event, offering a children's ticket price instead of a one-price ticket for all ages implemented for a majority of the indoor arena events.
 
Tickets for the Friday, July 5 event are $17 in advance for adults and $20 on race day. Children 2-12 are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. A pit party, which allows fans to walk onto the track and meet the drivers and see the Monster Trucks up close, are $5 each.
 
BIGFOOT will be joined by the world's largest 4-wheeler, "Quad Chaos", the first Monster dump truck "Dirt Crew", along with Stinger Unleashed and Pretty Wicked, featuring the husband-wife team of Zane and Lindsey Rettew. A Monster Truck will also jump attempt to jump a school bus during the show!
 
The highly-modified 4-wheel drive Ohio Rough Truck Invitational will also compete over a course of jumps and tight turns. Fans can also take a ride in a real Monster Truck prior to and after the show.
 
The grandstands will open at 5 p.m., with the pit party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Show time is 7:30 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
 
Toledo Speedway will also offer advance tickets for several other events on the 2019 race schedule. Tickets for the ARCA 200 presented by Federated Car Care for the ARCA Menards Racing Series Sunday, May 19 are also available. The ARCA superspeedway-style stocks cars will make their annual visit to Toledo for the 200 lap contest. An on-track autograph session is set for Noon, with racing at 2 p.m. Fans that purchase their Sunday ticket from Toledo Speedway will receive the Saturday ticket for free, which includes practice, qualifying and a 35 lap ARCA Late Model Sportsman feature.
 
The first race of the season, set for Saturday, April 20, will feature the Ross Mortgage 200 presented by PNC Bank for the stock-bodied ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg's Late Models and the ARCA Gold Cup Late Model Series. Each division will run 100 lap feature events. The first race of the year will offer General admission and children's tickets for the event, with a $5 discount offered for adult advance ticket purchases. Race time is 4 p.m.
 
The Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic presented by Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores for the USAC Silver Crown Series moves to a new date this year-Saturday, April 27. A 100 lap contest is on the schedule for the Silver Crown Cars. And, for the first time in many years, a Non-Wing Sprint Car 50 lap feature is also part of the race card. Fans can again save $5 on tickets purchased prior to race day. A 6 p.m. start is on the schedule.
 
General admission and children's advance ticket sales are available for both of the Night of Destruction/School Bus Figure 8 races Friday, May 31 and Friday, August 16 at Toledo. The Monroe Super Store/Great Clips and Lakeshore Utility Trailer Sales will sponsor the event dates, respectively. The May 31 event will also include MEGASAURUS, the fire-breathing, car-crushing dinosaur!
 
The track's signature event, the 31st running of the Central Transport Glass City 200 presented by Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn, is set for Saturday, September 21. The stock-bodied ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg's Late Models and the outlaw-bodied Late Models will both run 100 lap main events. Each race will award $5000 to the winner. The CRA Jr. Late Models, a class for racers from ages 10-15 will also be in action. Both reserved and general admission tickets are available for this event.
 
Flat Rock Speedway will offer advance ticket sales for the Saturday, June 8 Lakeshore Utility Trailer School Bus Figure 8 Night and the Saturday, August 31 Dani's Transport schoolbus race. Reserved, general admission and children's tickets will be available for these 2 events, which have played to standing-room only to sold-out crowds for the past several years.
 
Advance tickets will also go on sale for two of the biggest Late Model races of the season at Flat Rock. Fans can save $5 on the advance sale for the Ross Mortgage Level Pebble 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg's Late Models (100 laps) and the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Late Models (100 laps) on Saturday, June 22 and for the Moran Chevrolet/Stan Yee Memorial 150 for the ARCA Gold Cup Late Models Saturday, July 20.
 
Information regarding tickets for the Motor City 200 at Flat Rock Speedway Sunday, April 28, will be announced soon.  The event is promoted by Motor City Racing Promotions.  The CRA Jeg's Late Model Series, the ICAR Allstar Modified Tour and the first-ever event for the CRA Jr. Late Models kicks off the 2019 schedule at Flat Rock.
 
The advance ticket sale and discount, when applicable, ends at 5 p.m. the day before each event.

 

RACE CAR SHOW CONTINUES AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

NAZARETH MODIFIED LEGEND "RAPID" RICHIE SMITH HONORED AS 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUB DIRT TRACH HEROES SHOW KICKS-OFF

 

The Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare and enthusiasm as racing fans flocked to the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday to listen to great racing stories and meet a group of legendary racing stars who came out to chat about their racing exploits and to honor legendary Nazareth Speedway racing legend “Rapid” Richie Smith. Smith, a 17-time winner at Nazareth, continues to be a major player in racing today with his Stage One Modified race car that compete at the Hamlin Speedway and other small car facilities in the Tri State area.

 

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube eating establishment headlining the sponsorship of the show, annually selling more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickened with each driver being announced by the new show coordinator Justin Beltrame along with Ed and Steve Pados. The diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans no matter what series or division of racing they prefer. The show will offer a special tribute on Saturday to the legendary Modified star, “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with a special show the Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents on March 9th at 1 PM with many open wheel racing legends being present for the show. Premio Foods is the headline sponsor for the final show.

 

The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 19th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Upstate Auto, Smitty's Collision Center, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Murante Auto Repair, Dean Autosports, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Speed Tec, ARM Automotive, APS Powdercoating, R&H Auto Sales, Carl's Auto Sales and Joe’s Garage. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.   

 

After many long hours of planning and scheduling, the show kicked off with Ed and Steve Pados welcoming the crowd to the show. After a short chat, they introduced the new shoe emcee and coordinator Justin Beltrame and he took over, introducing the drivers who were able to attend the show, as an impending storm kept cars and drivers away.  Jeff's Automotive and Upstate Auto were the first day event sponsors and Bertrame graciously thanked all of the sponsors, drivers and fans for their loyalty and support of the show and for their dedication and love for racing. Beltrame followed by introducing IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins thanked the local racing community for their support and talked about how the show came together twelve years ago with the show staff who remain still on board with the show and both individuals thanks the Pados Brothers for their dedication to the show. Ed Pados gave an emotional prayer to the many drivers or racing people who have passed on in the last year and the show proceeded with the driver interview session. Representative Susan was on hand as the Dirt Track Heroes event has lent their support to the St John Angels Relay for Life Team through the American Cancer Society.

 

A great panel of driving legends were on hand, with former Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth National Speedway and Dorney Park drivers on board for the show and all had fun trading stories back and forth with the honoree Richie Smith. Drivers and personalities taking part included, Gerry and Vicki Robison, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, George Wambold, Deb Smith, Bob Snyder and Jack Kromer.  The show was quick moving with plenty of great stories and plenty of laughs from the drivers on hand to honor Richie Smith and racing personalities were among those in the audience including two new members of his racing series Mark Evans and Anthony Chrobak. 

 

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony through Greg Collins, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Sayer have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

 

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Accord, are among the many speedways involved with the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. 

 

Monday night, March 4th, will feature a salute to the men behind the lens as photographers, announcers and writers from racing gather in a round table discussion to chat about their favorite racing stories, with the evening sponsored by A.R.M Automotive in Bangor and Joe’s Garage located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

 

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60-page event souvenir program book has many great articles and pictures regarding our racing heroes.  The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.  The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season.

 

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

                                                  Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

                                                    2019 Schedule of Events

 

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM)  A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

 

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

 

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

 

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

 

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.)  JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

 

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

 

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

 

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

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