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Macon Speedway Set For Midgets & Fireworks Saturday Night

 

(Macon, IL) The excitement level is high for the return of Midgets to Macon Speedway this coming Saturday, July 4 for a holiday special that also features a firework display. Five other divisions will also be in action.

 

The mighty Midgets are one of the fan favorite classes at the track. The event will be open Midgets, as the race is unsanctioned. It will be a great tune-up for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget league events scheduled for August.

 

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar ProMods, Archers Alley Street Stocks, and Hornets will also be in action. A big firework display will light the sky to celebrate the holiday weekend.

 

Macon Speedway has had just one event so far, as COVID-19 took the first two months and rain has claimed the last two events. The one race that was held was outstanding with well over 100 cars, a great crowd, and good racing.

 

Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $18 with kids 11 and under free.

 

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

 

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

 

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

 

1

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

60

0

2

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

58

2

3

22

Chris

Dick

Deland

IL

56

4

4

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

54

6

5

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

52

8

6

7W

Dustin

Wiltermood

Windsor

IL

50

10

7

93J

JR

Wiltermood

Windsor

IL

48

12

8

33B

Storm

Beiler

Decatur

IL

46

14

9

14B

Brady

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

44

16

10

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

0

60


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

24S

Jacob

Steinkoenig

Highland

IL

60

0

2

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

58

2

3

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

56

4

4

33

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

54

6

5

21M

Willy

Myers

Collinsville

IL

52

8

6

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

50

10

7

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

48

12

8

18

Jarrett

Stryker

Millstadt

IL

46

14

9

7

Blake

Thompson

Troy

IL

44

16

10

28S

Joe

Strawkas

Buffalo

IL

42

18


DIRTcar Pro Mods

 

1

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

60

0

2

85

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

58

2

3

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

56

4

4

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

54

6

5

27

Dalton

Ewing

Decatur

IL

52

8

6

43

Billy

Justice

Cerro Gordo

IL

50

10

7

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

48

12

8

78

Maxx

Emerson

Taylorville

IL

46

14

9

7B

Brian

Burns

Bethany

IL

44

16

10

14E

Evan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

42

18


Archers Alley Street Stocks

 

2

28

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

58

2

3

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

56

4

4

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

54

6

5

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

52

8

6

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

50

10

7

31H

Jake

Hearty

Belleville

IL

48

12

8

21R

Dustin

Reed

Decatur

IL

46

14

9

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

44

16

10

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

42

18


DIRTcar Hornets

 

1

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

60

0

2

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

58

2

3

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

56

4

4

31

Jacob

Shanks

Decatur

IL

54

6

5

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

52

8

6

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

50

10

7

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

48

12

8

35

Alex

Higgs

Moweaqua

IL

46

14

9

63

Paul

Peters

Pana

IL

44

16

10

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

42

18

 

 

32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic set for July 14 at Attica Raceway Park

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 2, 2020

 

ATTICA, Ohio – There’s no doubt we are living in strange times. But one thing remains constant – the Brad Doty Classic. The 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will take place at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 14 featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink  Sprint Car Series. This will be the first Ohio appearance of the year for the World of Outlaws.

And, the event – at least for 2020 – has a rain date – Wednesday, July 15. The BDC will pay the feature winner $10,000 and it will be a full World of Outlaws purse.

“We are so blessed to have all our marketing partners like Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, JEGS Performance, Priority Aviation, Callie’s Performance Products and joining us this year is Gill Construction of Port Clinton, Ohio. Without them it would be very difficult to make this event successful, especially in these strange times,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the BDC.

Those fans who already purchased reserved seats for the 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will get their seats. However, no more reserved seats will be sold. There will be a limited number of pre-sale general admission tickets available through the World of Outlaws at www.worldofoutlaws.com or go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic banner. Tickets are $35 for those 11 years of age and up with kids 10 and under getting in free. Also, anyone can purchase a pit pass on race day starting at 3 p.m.

Those attending are being asked to adhere to the state’s social distancing guidelines including not bringing those with underlying health issues, immunocompromised individuals and those the Center of Disease Control say are most at risk. If you have a fever or other symptoms please stay home and it is highly suggested fans and race team members wear masks.

Rain claimed the original date for the Brad Doty Classic in 2019. However, Doty and Attica officials worked with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the event was rescheduled for the second night of the Attica Ambush on Aug. 31.

Jonestown, Pennsylvania driver Brock Zearfoss took advantage when leader Aaron Reutzel suffered mechanical issues with 12 laps to go to take the $10,000 Brad Doty Classic Payday.

This year will mark the 15th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 23 different winners in the 29 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can’t attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 - Donny Schatz (4)

2019-Brock Zearfoss

CALYPSO LEMONADE 200

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

One of the longest-standing formulas for winning racing championships is win the races you can and don't give away points in the races you can't win.

Calypso RacelogoVeteran driver Michael Self is checking all those boxes in 2020.

The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, has never finished worse than eighth in points in the six previous seasons in which he ran a full schedule. He finished fourth in the West in 2013 and 2017, despite missing a race in '17, and second in the ARCA Menards Series last year.

Now Self has his sights set on bringing home that elusive title.

He's driven the No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota to a win, a runner-up and two fifth-place finishes, which has allowed him to maintain a 10+ points lead in the standings.

His Venturini Motorsports teammate Chandler Smith is the defending race winner. By virtue of his win in the No. 20 JBL Audio Toyota at Phoenix Raceway in March, the 18-year-old from Talking Rock, Georgia, also leads the Sioux Chief Showdown standings.

Ty Gibbs is coming off wins in his last two times in a race car: at Ohio's Toledo Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series East and this past weekend in the ARCA Menards Series at Pocono Raceway. He led 146 laps at Lucas Oil last year before getting clipped battling for the lead and eventually finishing 15th in the rain-shortened race.

RACING REFERENCE: Previous ARCA Menards races at Lucas Oil | ARCA Menards Drivers at Lucas Oil | 2020 ARCA Menards Series Standings | 2020 Sioux Chief Showdown Standings

RACE FACTS

RACE CALYPSO LEMONADE 200
PLACE Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, Ind.
DATE Friday, July 3, 2020
TIME 8 p.m. ET
TELEVISION MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Gold (live), 8 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 0.686-mile paved oval
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday, July 3 -- Garage opens: 10:30 a.m. ET; Practice: 3:30-4:15 p.m.; General Tire Pole Award Qualifying: 5:45 p.m.; Calypso Lemonade 200: 8 p.m.
TWITTER @LucasOilRaceway, @ARCA_Racing, @NASCARRoots
HASHTAG #Calypso200, #ARCAMenards

RACE CENTER | ENTRY LIST | RACE EVENT GUIDE

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the Calypso Lemonade 200 is limited to 35, including provisional positions. The first 24 cars in the field will be set two-lap qualifying for the Calypso Lemonade 200. The remaining spots will be awarded through the provisional process. This event will be run under the 2020 ARCA Menards Series rules, procedures, regulations and specifications.

QUALIFYING: Two consecutive laps qualifying. No adjustments or repairs may be made on car after taking the green flag at Start/Finish line. All cars must make a qualifying attempt, and all drivers must practice before they can qualify.

RACE PIT STOP: No adding or moving tires to or from pit box once race has started. A maximum four (4) crew members may service car. No tires and fuel may be added outside of the break.

The Calypso Lemonade 200 will be 200 laps (137 miles) and is to be run in three (3) segments. The race will have  the first break, at or near the conclusion of Lap 70. The race will have  the second break, at or near the conclusion of Lap 140. At the conclusion of the break(s), vehicles will line up in the order they were running at the beginning of the break.

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: Per ARCA Rulebook, maximum number of tires allowed in pit box for use in race is six (6).

TOLEDO-FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY UPDATE---JULY 2, 2020

 
Toledo: Today, July 2, The Lucas County Health Department has informed us that per the Ohio Department of Health, no spectators are permitted at speedways in the State of Ohio at the present time; hence, we cannot open with spectators. A re-opening plan has been submitted to the Lucas County Health officials. We are also remaining in contact with both the city of Toledo and the Lucas County Board of Commissioners.

 
Based on this information and directive, the Friday, July 17 Toledo event has been cancelled.

 
Flat Rock: On June 30, the Governor of the State of Michigan announced that the area which includes Flat Rock Speedway would remain in Phase 4, which allows for a maximum gathering of 100. The Monroe County Health Department has directed us to follow the Governor's guidelines and orders.

 
With that announcement, the Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 18 events at Flat Rock Speedway have been cancelled.

 
IF we get to Phase 5, we will provide as much notice as possible prior to the first race date, and we will schedule practice days prior to the first race.

 
We have been in contact on a weekly basis with the Monroe County Health Department and have submitted a plan to the Health Department for re-opening the track. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Ash Township have also been contacted regarding the re-opening Flat Rock Speedway.

 
It is not financially feasible for us to conduct racing events until we are permitted to have at least a reasonable percentage of our overall seating capacity in attendance.

 
If we are given clearance to begin racing, we will revise both schedules as needed and post them as soon as possible.

 
We are aware there are other tracks in operation; we are following both the state and local orders that have been communicated directly to us at this point at both tracks.

 
Please check back with us at our websites for further updates.

ARCA Menards Series & Sprints To Race Friday At Lucas Oil Raceway
Discounted Tickets Available at Indy-area Menards 


For the first time since early March, the ARCA Menards Series is inviting fans to attend this Friday's Calypso Lemonade 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana. The July 3 event will also feature Non-Wing Sprint Cars and a fireworks display to the delight of families. 

 

Per the guidance of the Indiana Governor’s Office, race fans are allowed to attend the race under the healthcare and safety protocol established for the event. Under Stage 4, state guidelines allow raceways to operate at 50 percent capacity. With Lucas Oil Raceway’s large grandstands, tickets will be available at the gate as well as the advance sale discounted ones at Indianapolis are Menards stores. 

 

After only four races this year, Michael Self, of Park City, UT leads the standings by just 13 markers. Self won the season opening race at Daytona, finished second at Phoenix and fifth at Talladega and Pocono. Self was runner-up in the 2019 standings, winning four races. 

 

Second in points is Drew Dollar, a teenage driver from Atlanta, GA. Dollar has a win this season at Talladega, a third at Daytona, and a sixth at Pococo. He is driving for the Venturini Motorsports team that Christian Eckes claimed the championship with in 2019. 

 

Many will be watching the young lady who enters Lucas Oil Raceway third in the standings, Hailie Deegan. The 18-year old is off to a great start with a second place finish at Daytona and has rolled triple 7’s at the three races since. Deegan is racing as a series regular for the first time. 

 

The second division of on-track action will be the Non-Wing Sprint Cars. The race is expected to see a solid field, running under the direction of staff from Anderson Speedway, who runs a number of events with the cars, including the Little 500. Non-wing sprints had an event at the track a couple weeks ago and drew a solid field of 25+ cars. 

 

Friday night’s action will culminate with a holiday firework display, which is rare this year with a large number of cancellations throughout the country. 

 

Indianapolis area Menards stores are offering fans the chance to “Save Big Money” on advance tickets. Fans can save $10 off the price of gate admission by visiting one of 21 participating Menards locations in central Indiana. Tickets will also be available at the gate on raceday. 

 

The Friday night, July 3 racing program will feature ARCA Menards Series practice at 3:30, Sprint Car practice/qualifying at 4:20, Sprint Car heats at 5:15, General Tire Pole Qualifying for ARCA at 5:45, the Sprint feature at 6:30, and the Calypso Lemonade 200 at 8 pm ET. The holiday weekend kickoff event will conclude with a huge fireworks show. 

 

More information on the event can be found by visiting www.arcaracing.com, www.lucasoilraceway.com, and www.trackenterprises.com

 

 

TONY HULMAN CLASSIC CELEBRATES 50 YEARS JULY 1ST AT TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK 

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 

Terre Haute, Indiana (June 25, 2020)………Few events on the USAC calendar have a history as rich or has the longevity of the Tony Hulman Classic at western Indiana’s legendary Terre Haute Action Track. 

The milestone 50th annual running of the Scott’s Custom Colors Tony Hulman Classic arrives at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds half-mile on Wednesday night, July 1 with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.  It’s an event that boasts a venerable cast of characters who’ve held the coveted rifle in victory lane each year since 1971. The Scott’s Custom Colors DIRTcar Modifieds will also be in action. 

Just last year, the ultimate ironman of the series, Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.), broke through to capture his first win in the Tony Hulman Classic. 

The win gave the veteran driver, who grew up in nearby Sullivan, Ind., the rare trifecta at Terre Haute by winning the “big three” USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races in his career: the Don Smith Classic, the Jim Hurtubise Classic and the Hulman Classic, an exemplary feat that only he and Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) have accomplished in their careers. 

Stockon has been consistently consistent, so to speak, at the Hulman Classic in recent years with a 5th in 2014, then stringing together a current run of top-five finishes in each of his past three starts in the event: a 3rd in 2017, a 5th in 2018 and a victory in 2019.   Again, he and Windom are the only two drivers in that club as well with Windom notching five top-fives in a row: a 2nd in 2015, a 5th in 2016, 2nd again in 2017, 4th in 2018 and another 2nd in 2019 at the Hulman Classic. 

Windom (Canton, Ill.) leads all expected entrants with four career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature wins at Terre Haute.  The 2017 USAC National Sprint Car champ has also tasted victory with the USAC Silver Crown division at Terre Haute in the 2017 Sumar Classic.  At the Hulman, though, his prowess dates back more than a decade with a 5th place run in 2009.  In 2011, he became the youngest ever Hulman Classic winner at the age of 20, a record still stands to this day. 

Cary Faas (1992-94-98) and Levi Jones (2005-08-09) are the only three-time winners of the Hulman Classic.  Dave Darland (Lincoln, Ind.) is among those who have two wins to their credit.  His first Hulman Classic win in 1993 proved to be monumental as it was the first career USAC victory for the Triple Crown champ who’d ultimately become the series’ winningest driver with 62.  He’d win again 21 years later in 2014.  He’s started more Hulman Classics than any other driver (24) and has finished nearly half of them (10) inside the top-five: 1st (1993 & 2014), 2nd (1992), 3rd (1997-2010-2015), 4th (1996) and 5th (1995-2013-2017). 

Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) won the 2017 running of the Tony Hulman Classic and has had his share of front running efforts over the past decade in the event with runner-up results in both 2014 and 2018.  He also won once more at Terre Haute back in 2013 during Indiana Sprint Week in a tenacious last lap battle with Darland.  In the 2019 event, KTJ won his heat race and was running seventh in the feature when he suffered a mechanical failure, which forced him to drop out and finish 18th. 

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) recorded the fastest time ever by a USAC Sprint Car at Terre Haute in 2014, a 19.225 second lap around the half-mile.  The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion (2014 & 2016) and two-time Terre Haute USAC Sprint winner (2014 & 2018) is also seeking a first Hulman Classic triumph after four career top-four runs: 2nd (2013), 3rd (2014) and 4th (2016-2017).  He finished 6th in 2019. 

C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) was the fastest qualifier at the Hulman Classic in 2019 at 19.750 sec. but has yet to record a top-five finish in his Hulman Classic career.  The defending USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion knows how to get around the place as evidenced by his 2016 Silver Crown score at the Terre Haute Action Track.  His ninth-place finish in last year’s Hulman Classic was a rare aberration outside the top-five all season.  He was running fourth with eight laps remaining when his right rear tire went flat.  After swapping it out for new rubber, Leary stormed from the back of the pack to finish just inside the top-ten. 

Like Leary, Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) is a past Silver Crown winner at Terre Haute, capturing the headlines in a 2018 victory there.  The current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader finally broke through in a USAC Sprint Car at Terre Haute in the series’ most recent trip there in September 2019.  His lone top-five in the Hulman Classic also came a year ago, a 5th in 2019. 

One-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car winner Carson Short (Marion, Ill.) just recently became a first-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car winner on June 19 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., the same location as his USAC win as well.  In last year’s Hulman Classic, Short won his heat race and started the feature from the pole position.  He was running 7th in the feature nearing midway when his car stopped on the track.  Once he restarted, he brought himself back to an 8th place result at the checkered. 

Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) has had a long successful career that has taken him to the pinnacle of victory lane with all three of USAC’s National divisions.  His run of Hulman Classic successes has been steady and consistent over the last 14 years with four career top-fives in the event: a best of 3rd in 2018 came following a pair of 4th place finishes (2006 & 2012), plus a 5th (2011). 

Pits open at 3pm Eastern, grandstands at 4pm and hot laps at 6:30pm.  Tickets are on sale now exclusively at www.usactickets.com but tickets will also be available at the gate on raceday.

Adult grandstands tickets are $25 while children age 11 and under are free.  Adult infield tickets are just $15.  Pit passes for members are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  The Scott's Custom Colors DIRTcar Modifieds are also on agenda for the evening. 

All USAC National events can be seen LIVE exclusively on FloRacing. 

 

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 

1-Justin Grant-368, 2-Chris Windom-353, 3-Brady Bacon-344, 4-C.J. Leary-320, 5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-291, 6-Chase Stockon-283, 7-Carson Short-270, 8-Logan Seavey-253, 9-Dave Darland-234, 10-Robert Ballou-207. 

2019 TONY HULMAN CLASSIC RESULTS: 

FAST QUALIFIER: 1. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-19.750 

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Robert Ballou, Kevin Thomas Jr. & Carson Short 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chase Stockon (2), 2. Chris Windom (5), 3. Tyler Courtney (4), 4. Robert Ballou (7), 5. Justin Grant (10), 6. Brady Bacon (3), 7. Jason McDougal (11), 8. Carson Short (1), 9. C.J. Leary (6), 10. Isaac Chapple (16), 11. Bill Balog (9), 12. Chad Boespflug (14), 13. Brandon Mattox (13), 14. Brian VanMeveren (15), 15. Steve Thomas (18), 16. Paul May (17), 17. Nate McMillin (12), 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (8), 19. Eric Perrott (19), 20. Tye Mihocko (20). NT 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Chase Stockon         

 

TONY HULMAN CLASSIC WINNERS: 

1971: George Snider 

1972: Bruce Walkup 

1973: Joe Saldana 

1974: Gary Bettenhausen 

1975: Pancho Carter 

1976: Jan Opperman 

1977: James McElreath 

1978: Dick Tobias 

1979: Pancho Carter 

1980: Eddie Leavitt 

1981: Sheldon Kinser 

1982: Chet Johnson 

1983: Jack Hewitt 

1984: Rick Hood 

1985: Ron Shuman 

1986: Rich Vogler 

1987: Steve Butler 

1988: Steve Butler 

1989: Rich Vogler 

1990: Jeff Bloom 

1991: Eric Gordon 

1992: Cary Faas 

1993: Dave Darland 

1994: Cary Faas 

1995: Jack Hewitt 

1996: Doug Kalitta 

1997: J.J. Yeley 

1998: Cary Faas

1999: Terry Pletch 

2000: Jay Drake 

2001: Tracy Hines 

2002: Jon Stanbrough 

2003: J.J. Yeley 

2004: Cory Kruseman 

2005: Levi Jones 

2006: Daron Clayton 

2007: Jon Stanbrough 

2008: Levi Jones 

2009: Levi Jones 

2010: Jerry Coons Jr. 

2011: Chris Windom 

2012: Bud Kaeding 

2013: Jerry Coons Jr. 

2014: Dave Darland 

2015: Robert Ballou 

2016: Robert Ballou 

2017: Kevin Thomas Jr. 

2018: Tyler Courtney 

2019: Chase Stockon

 

TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK USAC SPRINT CAR WINS: (162 Points Races & 1 Special Event) 

1. (8) Gary Bettenhausen & Jack Hewitt 

3. (6) Bubby Jones, Sheldon Kinser & J.J. Yeley 

6. (5) Jim Hurtubise, Levi Jones, Jon Stanbrough & Rich Vogler 

10. (4) Bud Kaeding, Roger McCluskey & Chris Windom 

13. (3) Don Branson, Steve Butler, Pancho Carter, Daron Clayton, Jerry Coons, Jr, Tyler Courtney, Jay Drake, Cary Faas, Tracy Hines, Rick Hood, Joe Saldana & Chase Stockon 

25. (2) Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Rollie Beale, Tom Bigelow, Dave Darland, Cory Kruseman, Johnny Rutherford, Dick Tobias, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Bruce Walkup & Greg Weld 

36. (1) Billy Cassella, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Mel Cornett, Larry Dickson, Ed Elisian, Tony Elliott, Aaron Farney, A.J. Foyt, Justin Grant, Richard Griffin, Chuck Gurney, Tommy Hinnershitz, Tray House, Chet Johnson, Tony Jones, Doug Kalitta, Frankie Kerr, Steve Kinser, Eddie Leavitt, Andy Linden, Bobby Marshman, Charlie Masters, Rusty McClure, James McElreath, Jim McElreath, Jim McWithey, Jan Opperman, Terry Pletch, Larry Rice, Eddie Sachs, Sam Sessions, Ron Shuman, George Snider, Robbie Stanley, Brad Sweet, Kevin Thomas & Bobby Unser 

 

TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK USAC SPRINT CAR WINNERS: 

1957: Ed Elisian (6/16) & Andy Linden (8/18) 

1958: Eddie Sachs (6/22) & Tommy Hinnershitz (8/17) 

1959: Don Branson (6/21) & Jim McWithey (8/16) 

1960: Don Branson (6/12) & Jim Hurtubise (8/21) 

1961: Jim Hurtubise (6/11) & Jim Hurtubise (8/13) 

1962: Jim Hurtubise (6/17) & Jim Hurtubise (8/12) 

1963: Roger McCluskey (6/16) & Bobby Marshman (8/11) 

1964: A.J. Foyt (6/14) & Don Branson (8/9) 

1965: Johnny Rutherford (6/13) & Johnny Rutherford (8/15) 

1966: Roger McCluskey (6/19), Roger McCluskey (6/19) & Roger McCluskey (9/14) 

1967: Bobby Unser (6/11), Greg Weld (6/11), Rollie Beale (8/13) & Greg Weld (9/10) 

1968: Gary Bettenhausen (6/16), Larry Dickson (8/11) & Gary Bettenhausen (9/8) 

1969: Gary Bettenhausen (8/10) & Gary Bettenhausen (10/19) 

1970: Jim McElreath (6/21), Dick Tobias (8/9) & Bruce Walkup (9/13) 

1971: George Snider (5/1) & Gary Bettenhausen (8/8) 

1972: Bruce Walkup (4/30), Charlie Masters (6/11) & Rollie Beale (8/19) 

1973: Joe Saldana (5/5), Mel Cornett (6/9) 7 Sammy Sessions (8/5) 

1974: Gary Bettenhausen (4/14) & Sheldon Kinser (8/4) 

1975: Pancho Carter (5/4), Joe Saldana (6/1), Gary Bettenhausen (8/3) & Tom Bigelow (9/21) 

1976: Jan Opperman (5/1), Tom Bigelow (6/6), Gary Bettenhausen (8/1) & Chuck Gurney (10/31) 

1977: James McElreath (5/7), Sheldon Kinser (6/5), Bubby Jones (7/31) & Pancho Carter (9/25) 

1978: Dick Tobias (5/6), Billy Cassella (6/4) & Bubby Jones (9/24) 

1979: Pancho Carter (5/5), Bubby Jones (5/6), Bubby Jones (6/3), Bubby Jones (8/5) & Bubby Jones (9/23) 

1980: Eddie Leavitt (5/3), Steve Chassey (5/4), Joe Saldana (6/29), Rich Vogler (8/3) & Rich Vogler (9/21) 

1981: Sheldon Kinser (5/3), Rich Vogler (8/9) & Sheldon Kinser (9/7) 

1982: Chet Johnson (5/9), Sheldon Kinser (6/20), Steve Kinser (8/8) & Larry Rice (9/5)

1983: Jack Hewitt (5/8), Rich Vogler (6/19) & Jack Hewitt (8/28) 

1984: Rick Hood (6/10) & Steve Butler (8/26) 

1985: Ron Shuman (5/5), Rick Hood (6/9) & Rick Hood (8/25) 

1986: Rich Vogler (5/4) & Sheldon Kinser (8/3) 

1987: Steve Butler (5/3) & Steve Butler (5/23) 

1990: Jack Hewitt (7/8)

1991: Jack Hewitt (7/7) 

1992: Rusty McClure (7/12) & Cary Faas (10/11) 

1993: Dave Darland (5/2) & Robbie Stanley (7/11) 

1994: Cary Faas (5/1) & Tray House (7/17) 

1995: Jack Hewitt (4/30) & Jack Hewitt (7/16) 

1996: Doug Kalitta (5/12), Kevin Thomas (7/12) & Jack Hewitt (10/5) 

1997: J.J. Yeley (6/27), J.J. Yeley (7/23) & Jack Hewitt (10/4) 

1998: Cary Faas (5/29) & Tony Elliott (8/14) 

1999: Tracy Hines (5/8), Tony Jones (6/17), Jerry Coons, Jr. (6/18), Frankie Kerr (6/19) & Terry Pletch (7/21) 

2000: Jay Drake (6/15), Richard Griffin (6/16), Jay Drake (6/18) & Jay Drake (7/28) 

2001: Tracy Hines (5/19), Bud Kaeding (10/20) & Bud Kaeding (10/20) 

2002: Jon Stanbrough (5/11), Cory Kruseman (7/27) & J.J. Yeley (10/5) 

2003: J.J. Yeley (5/17), Tracy Hines (7/26), J.J. Yeley (8/14 Special Event) & J.J. Yeley (10/4) 

2004: Cory Kruseman (5/22), J.J. Yeley (7/24) & Bud Kaeding (9/4) 

2005: Levi Jones (7/22), Levi Jones (9/30) & Levi Jones (10/1) 

2006: Daron Clayton (10/6) & Daron Clayton (10/7) 

2007: Jon Stanbrough (5/19) 

2008: Levi Jones (5/22) 

2009: Levi Jones (5/21), Brad Sweet (7/15) & Jon Stanbrough (9/12) 

2010: Jerry Coons, Jr. (5/27), Jon Stanbrough (7/14) & Jon Stanbrough (9/11) 

2011: Chris Windom (7/13) & Chris Windom (9/10) 

2012: Bud Kaeding (5/24), Daron Clayton (7/18) & Chase Stockon (10/12) 

2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7/17) & Jerry Coons, Jr. (8/31) 

2014: Dave Darland (5/21), Bryan Clauson (7/16) & Brady Bacon (9/18) 

2015: Aaron Farney (7/15) & Robert Ballou (9/18) 

2016: Robert Ballou (5/25), Chase Stockon (7/17) & Chris Windom (10/15) 

2017: Chris Windom (9/15) & Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10/14) 

2018: Tyler Courtney (5/23), Tyler Courtney (7/25) & Brady Bacon (9/14) 

2019: Chase Stockon (5/22), Tyler Courtney (7/24) & Justin Grant (9/13) 

 

TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR TRACK RECORDS: 

1 Lap: 5/21/2014 - Brady Bacon - 19.225- 93.628 mph 

4 Laps: 5/4/1986 - Larry Gates - 1:36.18 - 74.860 mph 

6 Laps: 5/17/2003 - Kurt Gross - 2:07.21 - 84.899 mph 

8 Laps: 10/12/2012 - Hunter Schuerenberg - 2:39.40 - 90.339 mph 

10 Laps: 6/17/2000 - Jon Stanbrough - 3:29.13 - 86.071 mph 

12 Laps: 9/10/2011 - Jon Stanbrough - 4:02.90 - 88.925 mph 

30 Laps: 5/29/1998 - Cary Faas - 10:56.90 - 82.204 mph 

40 Laps: 5/4/1975 - Pancho Carter - 15:52.96 - 75.554 mph 

50 Laps: 8/13/1967 - Rollie Beale - 22:41.72 - 66.093 mph

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY POSTPONES JULY 18th AND 25th RACES

 

(Perris, CA, July 6, 2020)  Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian regrets to announce that the PASSCAR/IMCA Modified show scheduled for July 18th and the July 25th USAC/CRA Sprint Car race have both been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.   Except for the season-opening Night of Destruction on March 7th, all events on the track’s historic 25th season calendar have been postponed. 

 

“I hate to have to make another announcement postponing races,” the longtime promoter said on Monday.  “It is as frustrating on us as it is everyone else.  We want to race.  However, we will not be able to stage any events until we are cleared to allow fans in the grandstands.  As soon as we get the green light that we can accommodate fans, we will be ready to go.  I hope that will be sometime in August.” 

 

While races have been postponed, the famous half-mile clay oval is still available for private testing and practice.  For more information or to make a reservation, please E-mail kazariandon@gmail.com.

 

Fans can stay up to date on schedule developments, track and driver news on The PAS Facebook page or website. 

 

Don Kazarian and the entire PAS staff are urging everyone to please take all necessary steps to stay safe and healthy.  We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track as soon as it is possible.

 

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Macon Speedway Herald & Review 100 Rescheduled For Thursday, August 13

(Macon, IL) Arguably the most historic and well attended event in Macon Speedway history, the Herald & Review 100, is now set for Thursday, August 13. The event was originally scheduled for this Thursday, July 9 but the Summer Nationals delayed start, due to COVID-19, has pushed the event back a little over one month.

The tour, which normally has approximately 30 race dates in about a month’s time, usually begins in mid-June and ends in mid-July. Due to the pandemic shutdown in April and May, the tour has been moved back by a month and will actually begin this week at tracks throughout the Midwest.

Macon Speedway’s date will now be Thursday, August 13, which is part of the second phase for this year’s tour, which totals 26 races. That particular week will feature Sycamore Speedway Tuesday, Jacksonville Wednesday, Macon Thursday, Fayette County Friday, Federated Auto Parts Raceway Saturday, and Lincoln Speedway on Sunday.

This year’s Herald & Review 100 will be the 40th held at the 1/5-mile high banked dirt oval. The first was held in 1981 with Butch Garner, of Forsyth, IL claiming the victory. Coincidentally, Garner will be honored at Macon Speedway on Saturday, July 18 for his induction into the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame.

The August 13 event will pay $5,000 to the winner, while the overall series champion will receive $25,000. Weekly point funds will also be paid out. The DIRTcar Summit National Modifieds will also be in a competition as well as the DIRTcar Pro Mods.

The Herald & Review 100 will see pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00. Tickets and pit passes will be sold at the gate on raceday.

Macon Speedway has run two nights of racing so far this season, averaging well over 100 cars and good crowds. The track will be back open this Saturday, July 11 for the Fireman’s Ball & First Responders night featuring the Sportsman Topless 40 and six other classes.

Full information available at maconracing.com.

Racing And Fireworks On Tap For Friday Night At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) It will be a holiday weekend celebration of racing and fireworks this Friday night, July 3 at Lincoln Speedway. In addition to the first visit from open, national type Midgets in 2020, DIRTcar Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, and Hornets will also be in action. A fireworks show will light the sky at the end of the show.

Headlining the event will be the first visit for the national type, open Midgets. The show is being run similar to the Jacksonville Speedway summer showcase shows, giving Midget guys a chance to hit the track as the early season action has been limited for the class. A good number of Nutech Seed DII Midget drivers are also expected to compete, going for the bonus money that has been put up for the 20 guys who have raced so far in the class this season.

Modified action at Lincoln Speedway is typically very good and this season has exceeded normal expectations. 40 different Modified drivers have already been on track this season, with full fields all three weeks. Ray Bollinger, of Kewanee, IL, leads the standings after winning the last two weeks. Mason City, IL driver Austin Lynn is second in points, while Brian Lynn, Derrick Carlson, and Brandon Roberts complete the top five.

Three different winners have graced victory lane in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model class, Jake Little, Brandon Eskew, and Jose Parga. Last Friday, Eskew and Little put on a spirited show at the front of the pack with plenty of sliders, crossovers, and changes for the lead. Little ended up claiming the victory, as the two crossed the line, side-by-side. Little also leads the standings by Eskew by just six points.

Rounding out the on track action will be the DIRTcar Hornets. Erik Vanapeldoorn has not claimed a victory yet this year but leads the standings over a stout field of competitors. 30 different Hornet drivers have been on hand this year with full fields of 20+ each of the last two weeks. Dallas Strauch, David Lauritson, and Joe Reed have claimed wins.

At the end of the show, fireworks will be shot to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Tickets will be available at the gate on raceday and will be $18, while children 11 and under are free. Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

1

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

176

0

2

11E

Brandon

Eskew

Ashland

IL

170

6

3

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

146

30

4

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

124

52

5

17B

Braden

Bilger

Jacksonville

IL

124

52

6

97

Michael

Marden

Monee

IL

124

52

7

25

Brendan

Patterson

Springbay

IL

116

60

8

01

Billy

Knippenberg

Plainfield

IL

110

66

9

25

Tucker

Finch

Jacksonvile

IL

96

80

10

2K

Zac

Kuhel

Pekin

IL

92

84


DIRTcar Modifieds

1

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

166

0

2

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

164

2

3

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

136

30

4

37

Derrick

Carlson

Murrayville

IL

128

38

5

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

122

44

6

32

Donovan

Lodge

Andover

IL

116

50

7

9

Ken

Schrader

Fenton

MO

112

54

8

48

Casey

Lappin

Bartonville

IL

112

54

9

19C

Carter

Sinkhorn

Taylorville

IL

102

64

10

11D

Brian

Diveley

Springfield

IL

100

66


DIRTcar Hornets

1

E77

Erik

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

172

0

2

24D

Dallas

Strauch

East Peoria

IL

166

6

3

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

162

10

4

15

David

Lauritson

Normal

IL

142

30

5

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

124

48

6

22W

James

Womeldorff

Pekin

IL

124

48

7

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

118

54

8

28F

Mike

Foster

Pekin

IL

102

70

9

28

Jimmy

Dutlinger

Hanna City

IL

100

72

10

5

Jay

Mariuzza

Pekin

IL

98

74

 

 

Tickets Are on Sale Now for Opening Round

Of USAC Indiana Sprint Week

On Friday, July 24 at Gas City I-69 Speedway

 

GAS CITY, Ind., July 1 – Tickets are now on sale for the opening round of the 33rd annual NOS Energy Drink USAC Indiana Sprint Week, which will be held at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 24.

 

Advance ticket demand is expected to be at an all-time high for the biggest week of non-wing sprint car racing in the country, especially with crowd limitations due to COVID-19. Fans are urged to get their tickets as soon as possible online at www.usactickets.com. There is no guarantee of ticket sales at the gate for this show, which will feature the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and non-wing 600cc micro-sprints.

 

To help facilitate the purchase of tickets and pit pass upgrades and comply with state requirements, fans are urged to purchase tickets at www.usactickets.com immediately. Tickets are $25 each, with children 12 and under admitted free. Pit pass upgrades are an additional $5 for adult ticket purchases.

 

Fans purchasing online tickets will be admitted starting at 3 p.m., one hour prior to those who buy any “walk-up” tickets that might remain available on race day. To purchase tickets, go to www.usactickets.com and select the Gas City I-69 Speedway event.

 

Early entry will give fans the chance to put their blankets or seat cushions on their seats and then visit the pit area for a $5 pit pass upgrade. 

 

Hot laps are slated for 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

 

The speedway offers free on-site camping (no hookups) and parking for those attending the event.

 

At last year’s Indiana Sprint Week race at Gas City popular veteran Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. took the lead on the last lap and nipped eventual 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Champion C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. at the finish line in one of the closest finishes in USAC sprint car history. Cottle’s margin of victory was 0.002 of a second over Leary, who went on to win the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week title.

 

Devan Myers of Delphi, Ind. won last year’s micro-sprint feature that night.

 

The Indiana Sprint Week show is just one event in an action-packed month at Gas City I-69 Speedway, which is an easy drive from either Indianapolis or Fort Wayne.

 

The track will be dark over the Fourth of July holiday, but Friday, July 10 is the “Mid-Season Championship,” which will award double points. Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, street stocks and hornets will provide the action when hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and the races start an hour later.

 

Friday, July 17 will be the popular “Beach Night Bash” featuring modifieds, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions TQ midgets, hornets, and the Dirt Track Truck Series.

 

The complete schedule is on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com.  Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259.

NOS ENERGY DRINK USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES. . . .

RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS & 358 MODIFIEDS ON TUESDAY NIGHT AUGUST 4

 

BECHTELSVILLE, PA   JULY 1, 2020  .  .   .   .   .  The fans asked for it and the USAC Midgets are returning to the Hill!

 

The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series will be part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Tuesday night,  August 4 with the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 joined by the NASCAR 358 Modifieds in a big double-header at Grandview Speedway.    The midgets have a long and rich history at Grandview and many say, the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA is the perfect track for the midgets.  Last years’  event proved that as Chris Windom took the win over team mate Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney in a thriller.

 

This special night is being dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history  and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview.   Ken Brenn is an absolute “class act” and has been part of the local  racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a prior promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway.   Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken who is planning to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

 

The 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series is  highlighted  as Grandview Speedway opens the Pennsylvania Midget Speed Week that will include five consecutive nights of racing. 

 

Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 lap feature event paying $3,500 to the winner.

 

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner.    Ryan Watt is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans taking the win over a four car race for top spot.  Jeff Strunk,  Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley,  Kevin Hirthler to name a few.

 

The Tuesday night, August 4 Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified double-header will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.     Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet.  Some expected USAC Midget entries include Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, Buddy Kofoid,  Tanner Thorson, Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Carrick, Justin Grant and Cole Bodine just to name a few.

 

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free.  The pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.   Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456.  Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need.  Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night.   We ask that you please bring exact change.  Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM.   Advance tickets orders will only be taken up to the day before the race.  We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

 

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night.   To offer the safest possible conditions  for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and  track employees, we are making the following requests.

 

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

 

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

 

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                                 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

 

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                                  Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

 

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

                                  MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

 

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website:
http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY MOURNS THE PASSINGS OF SPRINT CAR FAN SHAWN McDONALD AND PASSCAR DRIVER BRYAN McWILLIAMS

 

(Perris, CA, June 30, 2020) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian and the entire PAS staff is mourning the deaths of the “World’s #1 Sprint Car Fan,” Shawn McDonald, and past PASSCAR driver Bryan McWilliams.  McDonald passed away early Monday morning and McWilliams passed away late last week.

 

McDonald was a longtime fan who sat upfront in his wheelchair just to the turn four side of the start-finish line.  McWilliams had a brief career racing PASSCAR Factory Stocks.  Afterward, he was a fixture at the track cheering on his nephew Ken McWilliams and niece Alyssa Smith from the grandstands or helping them in the pits. 

 

“We lost one of the world’s greatest sprint car fans today,” a somber Don Kazarian said on Monday.  “Everybody at the track knew and loved Shawn.  Fans came by to greet him at every sprint car race in the section of the grandstand that is named after him.  It was a yearly tradition for fans to serenade him on his birthday.  Once the races were over, he would visit the pits and win or lose, the drivers would stop what they were doing to go over and talk to him.  They loved him and likewise, he loved them back.”

 

Here is a video of the Perris Auto Speedway fans singing “Happy Birthday” to Shawn McDonald in 2008.  https://bit.ly/3ge0RJ5

 

In 2013, Kazarian named McDonald “Grand Marshal” for the Oval Nationals, which is the most prestigious traditional sprint car race in the nation.  Normally the selection process for that honor takes some time and some arguing.  That was not the case the season McDonald was honored.

 

“Every year we sit around a table in the meeting room in the office and everyone throws out names on who they think the Grand Marshal should be,” Kazarian said.  “We go back and forth explaining why this person or that person should be the choice.  It usually takes a couple of weeks before the final decision is made.  In 2013, we were having the discussion, and somebody threw Shawn’s name into the mix.  The decision-making process ended right there and then.  Everyone agreed that he would be the Grand Marshal that year.” 

 

On May 30, 1996, McDonald had surgery to insert a pacemaker.  During the surgery, his heart stopped beating and it took doctors 45-minutes to get it restarted.  The lack of oxygen caused a brain injury that left him unable to walk, talk or eat.  And doctors initially said he would not last the night.  He not only made it through the night, but he tacked on another amazing 24-years. 

 

Chris Kearns, the USAC West Coast Competition Director and a friend of McDonald’s, perhaps summed it up best when talking about him on Facebook last week.

 

Before anyone complains about ANYTHING, think of this guy,” Kearns posted.  “He is an absolute inspiration, and honestly I feel he is the true meaning of a hero. I have never in my life seen someone that has endured and lost SO MUCH yet have such an incredible spirit. He has a better attitude, personality, and sense of humor than anyone I've ever met. I'm sure Rickie Gaunt and everyone else would admit, Shawn McDonald is the real Superman.  I have to confess, when I saw him at the races, the first thing I thought is, ‘Oh shit, Shawn has his computer screen’. For those that don't know, he is also the best shit talker I have ever encountered!”

 

“Bryan McWilliams did not race a lot,” Kazarian said of the PASSCAR racer.  “However, before he started and after he quit racing, he was always there to support his family in any way he could.  We would see him in the pits helping with their cars.  At other times in the press box, we would look down and he would be cheering them on from the stands.  He was easy to find as he always had a big smile on his face and was always laughing.  Just a really good guy.”

 

“Nothing ever seemed to get Bryan down,” longtime Perris Auto Speedway announcer Scott Daloisio said.  “He was always very upbeat and loved being at the track.  He always had a friendly hello and a big handshake.  After you got past the greetings the laughs would start.  It was fun seeing him before the races because he was always so happy.  Racing was a natural thing for him to try with the racing heritage of his family.  Whether it was competing, helping, or watching, he always had a good time.  A lot of people on both sides of the crashwall are going to miss Bryan in a big way.”

 

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DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash Thursday at Dodge City Raceway Park!

 

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2020) – The battle lines have been drawn.

 

And it all goes down Thursday night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas when the top Sprint Car drivers throughout the region face off to vie for a boosted winner’s share of $1,000.

 

Thursday’s tilt pits the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series.  It is also a full night of championship chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

 

In total, the Sprint Car Clash purse has been boosted by $1,000.  While the winner receives $1,000, the runner-up will pocket $700 with start money at $125.

 

Thursday’s racing action will go green at 7:30 p.m.

 

It marks the second round of action for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars after past track champion Taylor Velasquez of Turpin, OK, dominated the June 20 season opener.  Velasquez took the checkered flag ahead of Great Bend’s Zach Blurton, who battled past Jordan Knight in the closing rounds for runner-up honors with defending track champion Luke Cranston and Ty Williams filling out the initial top five.

 

Velasquez stands as the winningest driver in the DCRP Sprint Car ranks with 13 triumphs since the 2012 season.

 

Meanwhile, Blurton has the hot hand among the URSS forces.  Blurton swept through this past weekend’s pair of events to run his season total to three victories as he took over the series points lead.  Other URSS winners this season include 16-year-old Kyler Johnson, Jed Werner and Koby Walters.

 

Graduating from the Sport Modifieds, Dakota Sproul made the most of his first IMCA Modified start at DCRP by racing to victory lane on June 20 with Brandon Kenny jumping atop the early IMCA Sport Modified point charts and the father-son duo of Troy and Tathan Burkhart both triumphant in the opening leg of IMCA Stock Car and IMCA Hobby Stok action, respectively.

 

General admission tickets for Thursday’s Sprint Car Clash are just $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  Pit passes are $30.

 

After a delayed start to the 2020 season, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 10 nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

 

Detailed schedule information is available at https://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.

Entry Forms Available for Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals!

 

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 26, 2020) – It’s less than two months away.  On August 20-22, Dodge City Raceway Park is the scene of the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals.

 

Entry forms for the $3,000-to-win event are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

 

Entries submitted by August 13 are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night.  Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

 

While the posted winner’s share in the Saturday, August 22 finale is $3,000, it can climb to $4,500 with lap money in the mix as well.

 

Just ask Jake Bubak, who collected more than $6,000 in winnings last year after sweeping through the entire weekend.  Bubak battled through the pack to win both preliminary features and then topped Saturday’s Dash for Cash to earn the pole position and then held off a host of contenders all 30 laps to complete a perfect weekend.

 

It made amends for a last-lap slider that fell short and allowed Jake Martens to pocket more than $4,000 in the 2018 edition of the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals after Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural edition in 2017.

 

This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, August 20, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale.

 

This year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be accompanied by the Seventh Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel.  Thursday practice for the Sport Modifieds will be followed by heat races and qualifying race action on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday.  The Kansas Antique Racers will be on hand each night as well. 

 

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night.  Pit passes are $30 for each night.

 

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

 

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.

 

Stout Field Expected to Tackle TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up This Weekend

 

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 30, 2020) - Approximately three dozen elite midget racers will converge upon Airport Raceway this weekend for the 5th annual Midget Round Up presented by Burtis Motor Company.

 

The dirt oval in Garden City, Kan., hosts the marquee TBJ Promotions event on Friday and Saturday with two divisions of winged micro sprints also competing both nights.

"We're excited to showcase a great field of midget and micro sprint drivers this weekend," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The Midget Round Up has built on its success each year and we anticipate another stellar event featuring great racing this weekend."

 

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association are sanctioning the midget competition with NOW600 Series Winged 'A' Class micro sprints battling to win the Brandon Barbo Memorial. NOW600 Series Restricted 'A Class micro sprints round out the program.

 

Tickets for the 5th annual Midget Round Up are $15 for adults on July 3 and $20 on July 4. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

 

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

 

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

 

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Direct Fireworks, Maupin's Truck Service and Rapid Cost for their continued support of the event.

Skagit Speedway Showcasing $2,000-to-Win Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars Event Via Pay-Per-View This Thursday

 

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 29, 2020) - Skagit Speedway is offering its biggest payout of the season this Thursday when Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars will battle for a $2,000-to-win, $400-to-start event.

 

The 360 Sprint Car Independence Open marks the fifth straight week that the division has invaded the oval as part of Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation. Skagit Aggregates Modifieds, racing for $1,000 to win thanks to support from Highline Performance, and Outlaw Tuners are also on this week's program promoted by Funtime Promotions.

Racing continues to be participant only because of COVID-19, but Skagit Speedway is offering a live video stream to watch all of the action. The race can be viewed by visiting http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

 

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

 

Devon Borden used a late-race pass last Thursday to become the fourth winner in as many Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars races at Skagit Speedway this season. Eric Fisher, Brock Lemley and Colton Heath also have victories.

 

Craig Moore and Tyson Blood have split the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds races this year while James Bundy and Andrew Schukar each have an Outlaw Tuners triumph.

 

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) this Thursday with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

 

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

 

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Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners

410 SPRINTS & 358 MODIFIEDS HEADLINE THUNDER ON THE HILL. . . . . . .

DEWEASE, SWINDELL, ABREU, DIETRICH, WOLFE, RAHMER, MARKS & OTHERS EYE $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 30  7:30 PM

 

A star-filled night is planned for Tuesday, June 30 at the Grandview Speedway when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the RED ROBIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK $10,000 to win Hodnett Cup.   Joining the 410 Sprints will be the 358 NASCAR Modifieds.   Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM   Along with the rich payoff, this race is dedicated to one of the all-time great Sprint Car drivers, Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018.  Hodnett is a six time Thunder Series champion and a nine time feature winner at Grandview. 

 

Some of the top 410 Sprint Car drivers in country will be on the Hill at Grandview Tuesday night, including Lance Dewease, a ten time Thunder on the Hill feature winner, just one win behind Billy Pauch, the winningest sprint car driver at Grandview with eleven victories.   Sammy Swindell is expected to be in the field and his one and only Thunder on the Hill victory came on May 29, 1996 in a World of Outlaws event.   Always exciting, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, CA is coming to the Hill to chase his first Thunder win.  Freddie Rahmer Jr, a one time winner at Grandview is always fast on the high-banked one-third mile oval.   Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Brent Marks, Ryan Smith, Anthony Macri and TJ Stutts  are all contenders for the $10,000 Hodnett Cup prize.

 

Joining the high powered 410 Sprints will be the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature.   Possible modified entries include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Ryan Watt.

 

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.     Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free.   The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.   

 

Advance tickets for this event are available by calling 443-513-4456.   Please speak clearly, provide you first and last name and the number of tickets you need.  There is no need to leave your phone number.   Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4:30  PM.   With advance tickets, you may enter the grandstands immediately after receiving your tickets.   We do ask that you please bring exact change.   General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM.

 

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM.     On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

 

The Thunder Series will close out 2020  with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds  joined by the Sportsman with a  6 PM starting time.

 

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night.   To offer the safest possible conditions  for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and  track employees, we are making the following requests.

 

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

 

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway.   Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE                                                                                             

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                                  Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

 

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                                 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

 

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                                    Levan Machine & Truck Presents:

                                  Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

 

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

                                  MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

 

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