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POWRi National Midget League Prepares for Macon Speedway’s Camfield Memorial

 

Macon, IL. (8/18/22) Hosting the annual Camfield Memorial presented by Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, Macon Speedway will continue the traditions of honoring an iconic Illinois racing family while welcoming of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League for the final time of the season on Saturday, August 20th. Legendary racer Jack Hewitt will be grand marshal and sign autographs behind the grandstands.

 

Saturday, August 20th, Macon Speedway prepares for the Camfield Memorial presented by Chevy Hall of Fame and Museum; including the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League, and the POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool, as well as the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro-Mods, and Hornets.

 

Lubbock, TX driver Brenham Crouch leads the POWRi standings by over 500 over Bixby, OK competitor Cannon McIntosh. McIntosh has claimed seven features but finds himself in second, missing four of the events on the schedule. Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, and Chase McDermand round out the top five.

 

Sherman, IL driver John Barnard leads the current standings in the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros. He and Hayden Harvey are the top two in standings for the series and are both locals and regular competitors in the Macon Speedway weekly class as well. Willie Urish, Branigan Roark, and Joe B. Miller are currently in the top five.

 

Rodney Standerfer, of Summerfield, IL, will lead the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds into Saturday’s event. Standerfer has claimed four wins this season and has a 30-point lead on Guy Taylor. Alan Crowder, Tim Luttrell, and Clint Martin.

 

Taylor, who is second in the Modified points, has a commanding lead in the DIRTcar Pro Mod standings over his nephew, Zach Taylor. Kevin Crowder, Maxx Emerson, and Dean Holt round out the top five in points.

 

Decatur, IL driver, Tristin Quinlan, won his first career feature last Saturday night and will lead the DIRTcar Hornet class into town on Saturday. Quinlan is followed by Billy Mason, Brady Reed, Taryn Page, and Jeremy Reed.

 

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing is at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

 

For more information on such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.maconracing.com or on social media platforms.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

 


 

 

POWRi National Midget League Prepares for Macon Speedway’s Camfield Memorial

 

Macon, IL. (8/18/22) Hosting the annual Camfield Memorial presented by Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, Macon Speedway will continue the traditions of honoring an iconic Illinois racing family while welcoming of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League for the final time of the season on Saturday, August 20th. Legendary racer Jack Hewitt will be grand marshal and sign autographs behind the grandstands.

 

Saturday, August 20th, Macon Speedway prepares for the Camfield Memorial presented by Chevy Hall of Fame and Museum; including the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League, and the POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool, as well as the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro-Mods, and Hornets.

 

Lubbock, TX driver Brenham Crouch leads the POWRi standings by over 500 over Bixby, OK competitor Cannon McIntosh. McIntosh has claimed seven features but finds himself in second, missing four of the events on the schedule. Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, and Chase McDermand round out the top five.

 

Sherman, IL driver John Barnard leads the current standings in the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros. He and Hayden Harvey are the top two in standings for the series and are both locals and regular competitors in the Macon Speedway weekly class as well. Willie Urish, Branigan Roark, and Joe B. Miller are currently in the top five.

 

Rodney Standerfer, of Summerfield, IL, will lead the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds into Saturday’s event. Standerfer has claimed four wins this season and has a 30-point lead on Guy Taylor. Alan Crowder, Tim Luttrell, and Clint Martin.

 

Taylor, who is second in the Modified points, has a commanding lead in the DIRTcar Pro Mod standings over his nephew, Zach Taylor. Kevin Crowder, Maxx Emerson, and Dean Holt round out the top five in points.

 

Decatur, IL driver, Tristin Quinlan, won his first career feature last Saturday night and will lead the DIRTcar Hornet class into town on Saturday. Quinlan is followed by Billy Mason, Brady Reed, Taryn Page, and Jeremy Reed.

 

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing is at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

 

For more information on such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.maconracing.com or on social media platforms.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair

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MOWA SPRINTS INVADE LINCOLN FRIDAY FOR “NIGHT BEFORE THE MILE” ACTION

 

August 16, 2022 (Lincoln, IL) - After losing an earlier season event scheduled at Lincoln Speedway to rain, the Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series will return to the ¼-mile at the Logan County Fairgrounds this Friday, August 19, 2022. It’s all part of a huge weekend of racing in Central Illinois.

 

In 15 events contested at Lincoln Speedway, 11 drivers have won events with the #MOWASprints. Fan favorites, Rico Abreu and Paul Nienhiser each have three MOWA Sprint Car Series wins at Lincoln. Other drivers to win events at Lincoln include AJ Bruns, Carson Macedo, Christopher Bell, Ian Madsen, Jake Neuman, Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley, Korey Weyant and Willie Croft.

 

Hometown driver Cory Bruns finished 3rd at Macon Speedway on July 30, the last event held for the series. Bruns’ best finish at Lincoln Speedway came last year during the “Night Before the Mile”, where he ended up 7th. Another hometown driver to keep an eye on, is Shelby Bosie. Bosie finished third with the series on July 29 at Jacksonville Speedway and then backed that up with another 2nd place run in weekly racing competition at Jacksonville on August 12.

 

2015 USAC Amsoil Sprint Car Champion Robert Ballou will return to Lincoln Speedway aboard the NineSix Motorsports #96. Ballou drove to a 2nd place finish in last year’s event and is looking to become the series’ next first-time winner this Friday.

 

In addition to the MOWA Sprints, the Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar Pro Late Models and Modified will be in action, plus Simplot DII Midgets, KidModz, and Hornets. Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL, leads the Lincoln Speedway Pro Late Model points and the Big Ten points. When it comes to the Modifieds, former champion Brandon Roberts leads the Lincoln Speedway points, while Rodney Standerfer is on top of the Big Ten standings. The two Big Ten races will pay $700 to win and $100 to start.

 

Last year’s champion, Mark McMahill, of Peoria, IL, leads this year’s Simplot DII Midget standings, while Brownstown, IL’s Billy Mason leads the track Hornet points.

 

Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

 

The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

Friday August 19, 2022 Race Day Information:

Pits Open: 3:00PM

Grandstands Open: 5:00PM

Hot Laps: 6:00PM

Racing: 7:00PM

 

Lincoln Speedway MOWA Sprints Feature Winners (in order by number of wins):

 

Rico Abreu - 3 (10/10/2014, 7/12/2019, 7/17/2020)

Paul Nienhiser - 3 (7/10/2015, 6/1/2018, 7/13/2018)

Christopher Bell - 1 (10/11/2013)

AJ Bruns - 1 (9/2/2011)

Willie Croft - 1 (7/15/2016)

Jerrod Hull - 1 (7/6/2012)

Jimmy Hurley - 1 (6/15/2012)

Carson Macedo - 1 (7/14/2017)

Ian Madsen - 1 (5/2/2014)

Korey Weyant - 1 (7/8/2011)

Jake Neuman - 1 (8/20/2021)


Camfield Memorial pres. by Chevrolet Hall Of Fame Museum

Macon Speedway
Saturday, August 20th

Legendary racer, Jack Hewitt, will be grand marshal this coming Saturday night for the Camfield Memorial presented by the Chevrolet Hall Of Fame Museum. The POWRi Midgets and Micros will headline the event.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20 while kids 11 and under are free.

Full event details at www.maconracing.com. 

Saturday, August 20th Racing Featuring The Following Divisions: POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros By Bailey Chassis, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, DIRTcar Hornets

MORE INFO VISIT:

www.maconracing.com

2022 MACON SCHEDULE
 

MOWA Sprint Cars
Lincoln Speedway
Friday, August 19th

We are finally ready to go back to racing this Friday at Lincoln Speedway, featuring the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars. The event will kick off the Illinois State Fair race weekend on Friday, August 19th. The regular classes will also be in action.

Pits will open Friday, August 19th at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

Full event details at
www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

Friday, August 19th Racing Featuring The Following Divisions: Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars, Big Ten DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Big Ten DIRTcar Modifieds, Simplot DII Midgets, KidModz & DIRTcar Hornets

MORE INFO VISIT:

www.lincolnspeedwayil.com

2022 LINCOLN SCHEDULE

Illinois State Fair Race Weekend Is Upon Us..
(Springfield, IL) The biggest weekend of Central Illinois racing begins this Friday night August, 19th at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, followed by the Springfield Mile Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman and Macon Speedway Saturday night with POWRi National Midgets. Completing the weekend will be Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

 
The staple events of the weekend are Saturday, August 20th with the USAC Silver Crown National Championship 59th Bettenhausen 100 Presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza and the ARCA Menards Series Atlas 100 plus the Sportsman Nationals on Sunday afternoon, August 21st. The whole weekend is presented by MiteXstream. 

 
The long standing USAC Silver Crown race has been a staple for the Illinois State Fair capping off the final weekend of the fair. USAC star Kody Swanson leads in points for the 2022 USAC Silver Crown season. Swanson has dominated the last three USAC Silver Crown events taking home the win at Toledo, Winchester, and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Swanson also took home the win last year at the Mile, besting a field of 31 competitors to take home the win at the historic Mile. A great field of USAC stars is expected for what is just one of two mile long dirt races for the Silver Crown Series.

 
The ARCA Menards Series has the chance to make history at the Springfield Mile as two female competitors will get the shot to be the first female champion of the famed dirt mile. Toni Breidinger and Amber Balcaen sit both 5th and 6th in championship points in ARCA. While both have had good runs this season they both look to the Mile for their first ARCA Menards Series win. The ARCA Menards Series have seen some fantastic racing this year from a group of young and upcoming racing talent. A diverse field of cars will grace the Mile for just one of two dirt races for the ARCA series. 

 

Advance tickets for the Illinois State Fair races are available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200, by calling the Illinois State Fair box office at 217-782-1979, or by stopping by the Illinois State Fair box office. Advance sale discounted tickets for the ARCA Menards Series event on Sunday, August 21 can be purchased in Central Illinois area Menards stores for a price of just $20.

Top Stories:
*The national touring USAC Silver Crown National Championship and ARCA Menards Series return to the Historic Springfield Mile Saturday, August 20th and 21st

 
*The ARCA Menards Series has the chance to make history with two female drivers entered in the Atlas 100 on Sunday afternoon, no female has won at the historic Mile in all of these years

 
*Two local dirt track shows also highlight the weekend with Lincoln Speedway starting the racing weekend off Friday Night and Macon Speedway running Saturday Night after the Bettenhausen 100 Presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza

 
*USAC Silver Crown Star, Kody Swanson, has had a dominating run this year in the Silver Crown Series winning the last three races in the series, Swanson is also the defending champion at the Springfield Mile

 
*All of the top USAC and ARCA stars are expected out this weekend to test their skills at one of the countries most historic dirt tracks

 

BUSY BUS NIGHT AT TOLEDO!

Toledo, Ohio-August 12, 2022:  R & M Recycling hosted the School Bus Figure 8 races presented by PNC Bank Friday evening at Toledo Speedway.   A variety of fun events and Stock Car racing made up the entertainment schedule on a beautiful summer night.  Stephanie Bradley survived and captured the School Bus Figure 8 event and visited the Monroe Asphalt Victory Lane.

Salenbien Excavating and Trucking of Dundee, MI gave away T-shirts to the first 200 adults through the front gate Friday, while PNC Bank had giveaways to the fans also in attendance.

A wild School bus feature saw plenty of bone-crunching hits, blown out tires and a rollover from Jakob Lee, thrilling the crowd.  AJ Padgett looked to be going to the win, but his bus got jammed up against the wall.  Bradley, one of just 2 other buses running, made up a lap and grabbed the checkered flag, her second bus win in a row.  Padgett, Terry Smith, Jack Franzil, Sam Mills, Lee and Dennis Whisman Jr. were the other bus drivers.

Bus sponsors were R & M Recycling, PB Fabrication, Rosenboom, Steven Disposal, Vinyl Exteriors and More, LLC and Central Avenue Truck Parts.

The Salenbien Excavating ARCA Late Model Sportsman 25 lap feature on the big ½ mile paved oval saw Ron Allen collect his second win in a row, taking the lead on lap 3 from Kenny Sharp.  Allen zipped to the win over Howard Kelley Jr., Jim Froling, Todd Perkins, Kyle Worley, Jim Brazeau, Andy Harding, Sharp, Dan Grigsby and Joe Rozek.

Matt Bunting took a big win with top honors in the 20-lap feature for The Vault Antiques and Treasures Factory Stock 20 lap main event of the night.  Matt’s son, Logan led the race for the first 11 laps.  Matt took the point on lap 12 and held back the charge of Craig Osenbaugh to take the win, his first in “recent memory”!  Third was Steve Smith, fourth was Randy Padgett Jr. and fifth was James Rae, followed by Victor York, Logan Bunting, Brad Turner, Hunter Padgett, Gabrielle Grigsby and Mike Miller.  Smith and Rae took heat race wins.

The R & M Recycling ARCA Figure 8 20 lap feature contest went to Dennis Whisman Jr. over Jakob Lee, Eugene Worden, Dave Lambert, Travis Earley, Brice Thomsen, Scott Apperson and Jamie Simpson.

Dave Lambert doubled up on wins, taking the a wild Boat Figure 8 race over Simpson, Kevin Stepinski, Padgett and Thomsen.  Lambert out-dueled Whisman Jr. in an entertaining Flag Pole race.  Whisman Jr., Thomsen, Stepinski, Worden and Apperson completed the running order in this event.

Toledo Speedway’s 2022 schedule is winding down, with the next race set for Saturday, September 17.  The track’s signature event, the Clean Harbors/Safety Kleen Glass City 200 presented by Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Miller Lite and DTS Drive Train Specialists.

A pair of 100-lap contests for 2 different classes of Super Late Models are on the race card.  The stock-bodied ARCA/CRA Super Late Models and the outlaw-bodied Super Late Models will each battle in their respective main events, with $5000 to win each race up for grabs.

The complete time schedule will be announced soon.  Race time is 5 p.m. on September 17.  Tickets are now on sale online at www.toledospeedway.com.

VANDERHOOF DOUBLES UP, LEE CONTINUES WINNING WAYS AS FLAT ROCK BEATS RAIN

Flat Rock, MI-August 13, 2022:  Jeremy Vanderhoof picked up 2 wins on the night and Eric Lee grabbed another win on Flat Rock Speedway’s Autograph Night Saturday.  Rain fell around much of the area for a better part of the day, and finally hit the track with just 2 cars left to qualify.  When the rain stopped, the cars were staged on the track for the autograph session, which allowed the track to dry and for the show to be completed. 

The heat races were scrapped and feature events only were contested.  Track officials and the race teams worked together to keep the show moving. 

Vanderhoof captured the 25 lap ARCA DTS Drive Train Specialists Street Stock feature event, then capped the night off with a victory in the 20 lap ARCA R & M Recycling Figure 8 feature.

Vanderhoof grabbed the lead from Paul Hahn in the Street Stock contest, then battled with Greg Studt as that duo pulled away from the pack.  With 2 to go and approaching lapped traffic, Studt nosed up into Jeremy as he spun.  Studt took responsibility for the incident, giving Vanderhoof back his number 1 spot.  Jeremy held on to take the win over Kenyon Knight, Rob Randa, Ron Allen, Hahn, Steve Cronenwett Jr., Collin Barron, Landon Schuster, Johnny Rangel and Austin McKee.  Vanderhoof also posted the fast time for the 26 car field at 13:251.

Taylor Papineau battled with Bob Stewart, finally edging out front on lap 10 and took the win in the 15 lap Street Stock B Main feature.  Rich Abel, Mike Miller and Aaron Greathouse were next in line at the stripe.  Greathouse led the B cars in qualifying at 13:996.

The 20 lap ARCA R & M Recycling Figure 8 feature saw Vanderhoof snare the top spot from Eugene Worden, then pulled away to take the win.  Dennis Whisman Jr. and Billy Earley battled the entire distance and finished in that order.  Fourth was Worden and Brice Thomsen fifth, followed by Travis Earley, Rich Lee, Dave Lambert and Jakob Lee.  Mike Young did not make the call for the green flag.

Current point leader Eric Lee moved from his 4th starting spot, took the lead from Steve Hawes on lap 4 and zipped to his third win in a row in the 50 lap ARCA Moran Chevrolet Outlaw Super Late Model feature.  Dennis Strickland, Paul Pelletier, Chris Benson, Stan Yee Jr., Hawes, George Rangel, Derrick Sheppard, Joshua Spindelman, James Pankow, Conner Zbozien (in Austin Thiel’s #09) and Dan Trosen Jr. completed the finishing order.  Benson set quick time at 11:846.

Saturday, August 20 Flat Rock Speedway roars back into action with The ARCA Moran Chevrolet Outlaw Super Late Models, the DTS Drive Train Specialists ARCA Street Stocks and the R & M Recycling ARCA Figure 8’s in competition.  The race will also be a tribute to the late Alan Kennedy.

Practice begins at 5 for the race cars, while the front gates and ticket office also open at that time.  Racing begins at 7 p.m. 

There is no advance ticket sale for this event.  ALL tickets go on sale race day at the track at 5 p.m.

 


 

MORE THAN $10,000.00 EXTRA ADDED TO SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA PURSE

 

(Perris, CA, August 16, 2022) This Saturday night, August 20th, when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car drivers return to Perris Auto Speedway for the first time in eight weeks, they will have a lot of extra reasons to be there.  To be precise, more than 10,000 extra reasons as the fans and friends of the sport have chipped in and added nearly $12,000.00 extra on top of the regular purse for the California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night.  Spectator gates for the show will open at 5:00 and racing will begin at 6:00.


 

 

 

The California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night is one that keeps the fans on the edges of their seats and the drivers sawing on their steering wheels all night long.  It starts in qualifying where the driver who turns the fastest lap will receive the $1000.00 Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award.  If by chance that driver breaks Nic Faas’ existing track record of 15.833, he will receive an extra $400.00 from the Woodland’s Auto Display. 

 

Following qualifying, one of the track’s most popular races of the year will hit the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval, the Plastic Express Junior Kurtz/Bill Simpson Trophy Dash. This is not your grandpa’s yawner three-lap trophy dash for a plastic trophy.  This one is done Speedway Motorcycle style.  The four fastest qualifiers will contest four three-lap races.  Each driver will begin in each starting position one time.  The winner of each three lapper will receive three points.  Second place will get two points, third will get a single point and fourth gets a zero.  At the end of the final three lapper, the points from all four races will be tabulated and the driver with the highest total will receive $2,000.00!  Second highest will receive $1,000.00.  The third place finisher will pocket $600.00 and fourth will take home $400.00.   In addition, there will be a mystery award of $200.00.  That will go to one of the four drivers via a random draw.

 

“We want to thank all the supporters who generously donated to this Saturday’s race,” promoter Don Kazarian said on Tuesday.  “Every year they step up and put extra dollars into the purse.  This year they have added more than $12,000.00 on top of the regular prize money for the show.  That is amazing.  We also must thank Chris Holt for managing all of this.  He has been with us since day one in 1996 and when it comes to this race, he oversees all the donations and makes everything work without a hitch.”

 

“There is extra money available throughout the program for the sprint cars,” Kazarian continued.  “Every lap in the main event pays a minimum of $100.00 to the leader.  There are several laps that pay more including two laps that pay $400.00 to lead, two that pay $500, and one that pays $700.00.  In addition, the driver with the best passing job in the main event will receive a $500.00 bonus.  If a driver were to sweep the show, between the regular purse and all the bonuses, he would take home over $12,000.00.”

 

Going into Saturday’s race, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa has won the series' last two races (Perris on June 25 and Santa Maria on August 6th) in a row.  In addition, he took the lead with two laps to go and won last year’s California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night.  Roa will be challenged by nine-time series champion and archrival Damion Gardner of Concord, Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell, Austin Williams of Corona, Eddie Tafoya Jr. of Chino Hills, Norco’s Cody Williams, teammates Logan Williams of Yorba Linda & Matt McCarthy of Riverside, Corona’s Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm, and Arizonian’s Charles Davis Jr., R.J. Johnson, and others.

 

As well as the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the IMCA Modifieds, PAS Senior, and Young Guns Sprint Cars will be racing.  2007 track modified champion Randy Thornell of Apple Valley brings a 15-point lead over Riverside’s Justin Dunn into Saturday’s race.  Brandon James of Yucaipa is one point behind Dunn in third.  Andy Papp of Guatay is fourth and Matt Hicks of Santee is fifth. 

 

Seligman, Arizona’s Richard McCormick holds a 24-point lead over Palmdale’s Rick Hendrix in the Senior Sprints.  Ed Schwarz of Santa Fe Springs is third.  Apple Valley’s Stevie Rogers has been the only Young Gun on the track this year and has been running with the Senior Sprints.  This week she will receive Young Gun competition when Nuevo’s Cash Culp and Elexa Herrera of New Cuyama make their PAS debuts.

 

As an added attraction, the beautiful, vintage WRA cars will be on the track for an exhibition.

 

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events, including this Saturday, are on sale now. Fans can order the tickets online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7  or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the gate each race night.

 

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

 

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/

 

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

 

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com,  Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

 

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

 

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

 

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

Perris Auto Speedway 2022 Schedule

 

 

                                   

 

 

August 13th                 LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION       VI DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

 

August 20th                 “CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS AND WRA VINTAGE CARS ON THE TRACK. PLUS “POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” BENEFITING THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

 

 

August 27th                 PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA     STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS

 

September 3rd             LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

 

September 10th          PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA     STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS.  (Note; No IMCA Points will be awarded for this event due to the IMCA Super Nationals running on this weekend. PASSCAR points will be awarded for this event).

 

 

September 17th          "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS, IMCA MODIFIEDS, Lucas Oil POWRi SOUTHWEST LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS, AND WRA VINTAGE CARS ON DISPLAY.  PLUS “POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” BENEFITING THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

 

September 24th           PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA     STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS

 

October 1st                 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

 

October 15th               LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

 

October 22nd              PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS, PAS MODIFIEDS AND PAS SPORT COMPACTS

 

November 2nd            26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Practice Night

 

November 3rd             26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS  

 

November 4th             26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER Oval NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS  

 

November 5th             26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISEROVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

 

November 12th            LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IX DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

 

 


So Long Bill, It’s Been a Great Run
Longtime Race Car Owner Making Final Springfield Start

By Jay Hardin

Track Enterprises

 

Normal, Illinois’ Bill Hendren, current car owner of 2020 Atlas Allen Crowe 100 winner Ryan Unzicker, has decided to retire after this season.  Bill is the longest known participant of the stock car events at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, having served in some capacity since 1974.

Bill’s journey began with fellow McLean County resident Ken Rowley and together they won the 1974 USAC Stock Car Rookie of the Year award. The duo also finished 9th at Springfield behind winner Roger McCluskey.  Over the next few seasons Ken and Bill enjoyed runs on the USAC Stock Car circuit, including usually making the dirt shows at Springfield and Du Quoin.

Bill stepped away from ownership for over a decade but remained involved in some form or another, at times helping financially or as a crew member.  Bill returned to ownership several years ago, Ken Rowley set two track records at Du Quoin and nearly won the 1993 Allen Crowe 100 giving the team its best (3rd) Springfield finish.  Unfortunately, Ken Rowley was forced to retire after the 1998 season.  Hendren then turned to veteran Bob Strait who promptly set the team’s Chevrolet on the pole for the 1999 event. Strait ran sporadically for the Hendren outfit for the next few seasons, with the team helping Mark Littleton for a few years before Unzicker became the selected shoe for Hendren Motorsports.

Unzicker led laps at Du Quoin and equaled Rowley’s 3rd in 2016 but had yet to lead a lap at Springfield.  All that changed in 2020, when he led a record 102 of 103 laps and gave Hendren a long sought-after Springfield victory.  Earlier this year Hendren announced this year would be his last.  To Bill Hendren we say so long, and it’s been a great ride.

The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

Advance tickets for the Illinois State Fair races are available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200, by calling the Illinois State Fair box office at 217-782-1979, or by stopping by the Illinois State Fair box office. Advance sale discounted tickets for the ARCA Menards Series event on Sunday, August 21 can be purchased in Central Illinois area Menards stores for a price of just $20.

 

 

 


 

Double Features, Season Championships, and a Bounty:  See It all this Friday Night

It’s Season Championship Night and double features for all four divisions this Friday at Madison International Speedway as track champions will be determined in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.  Champions will be crowned in the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.  The Roto Rooter 6Shooters will also be in action.   Add in a bounty placed on one of the drivers, and Friday night is shaping up to be one of the biggest nights of the season.

It’s Bounty Time for “Show Time” in the NASCAR Late Models.  Zack Riddle leads the way in the race for the championship powered by seven feature wins.  So Dave’s White Rock and Club LaMark are offering a $500 bounty for each feature race for the driver who can win the feature other than Riddle.  That means that the winner of each 30 lap feature presented by Powersource Racing Engines can potentially win $1500.  Riddle, the defending champion, leads multi-time track champion Bobby Wilberg (1150-1010) in the championship race with Shaun Scheel, Stephen Scheel, and Rusty Hansen rounding out the top five.  Powered by his seven feature wins, Riddle now has 27 feature wins at Madison which places him third on the all-time list for the division behind Rick Nelson and Dave Phillips.  Wilberg has 21 career feature wins and five championships in the Late Models.  This year’s champion will be the 32nd crowned at Madison dating back to 1981.  The division was known as Sportsman in the 1980’s and into the 1990’s before becoming the Limited Late Models and eventually Late Models.

The race for the championship in the MISfitz comes down to the final night as defending champion Ray Hellenbrand leads Rick Coppernoll (909-855).  Rookie Mason Hellenbrand is third with 850 points followed by Mike Taylor and Tim Wondrash. This year’s track champion will be the third crowned since the division began in 2019. Coppernoll is the all-time feature winner in the MISfitz with 9 wins.

Nick Schmidt could accomplish something no other driver has done in the history of racing at Madison.  As the current point leader in the Bandits, Schmidt could be the first-ever driver to win four straight championships in any division.  He currently has a 975-891 lead over Bart Brockmann with Nick Newton, Trent Rueth, and Dave Schmidt completing the top five.  The 2022 track champion will be the 14th winner in the division dating back to 2006.

As a true entry level division, point standings are not maintained for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters to keep the emphasis on affordability and fun.

Overall winners will also be determined in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series.  Zack Riddle leads Bobby Wilberg (27-24) in the Late Models with Rick Coppernoll ahead of Ray Hellenbrand by just two points (23-21) in the MISfitz and Nick Schmidt holding a one point lead over Bart Brockmann (31-30) in the Bandits.  Dash points are maintained separately and are for the six fastest qualifiers nightly in each division.

Pit gates open at 3:30 with Turn One Chapel at 4:15, practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30.

Adult admission  $15.00, Seniors / Whelen Heroes $12.00, Students (12-17) $8.00, Kids (6-11) $5.00, and 5 and under free.  A “Family” ticket is just $30.00 and includes up to two adults and four students or kids for a potential savings of more than $30.00.


FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022

ARCA Moran Chevrolet Outlaw Super Late Models (OSLM), DTS Drive Train Specialists ARCA Street Stocks (SS) and R & M Recycling Figure 8’s (F8).  Tribute to Alan Kennedy

Pit gates:  3:30 p.m.

Practice:   5 p.m.

Front Gates/Ticket office:  5 p.m.

Racing:  7 p.m.

 

GRANDSTANDS

Adults $15

Kids 6-12:  $5

Under 6:  Free

(There is no advance sale for this event; tickets go on sale at the track race day at 5 p.m.)

 

RACER INFORMATION

 

Pit passes:  $20 ARCA member, $35 non-member

 

TIRE PURCHASING

Thursday and Friday, August 18/19:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Late Models:  maximum of four (4); limited chalk marks

Street Stocks, Figure 8’s:  maximum of two (2);  NOTE:  84 ½ chalk marks only

 

ORDER OF EVENTS-AUGUST 20, 2022

5pm                Practice: SS, OSLM, F8

                        Group Qualifying:  same order-6 laps

7 pm               OSLM heats             

                        Street Stock heats

                        Figure 8 heats

                        OSLM Feature-50 laps

                        Street Stock A Main-25 laps

                        Street Stock B Main-15 laps

                        Figure 8 Feature-20 laps

                       


 

 

 

 

Breidinger Looks to Be First Woman to Enter Springfield Mile Victory Lane This Sunday
By Jay Hardin
Track Enterprises
 
California’s Toni Breidinger comes into the ARCA Menards Series Atlas 100 at the Illinois State Fair seeking to become the first woman to win a major national championship auto race on the Springfield Mile, August 21.  Breidinger is currently 5th in the ARCA Menard’s title chase with 4 top 10 finished and is also looking to break a victory drought in the ARCA series.

The 23-year old has a diverse racing background starting in open wheel cars and winning over 15 USAC midget races before transitioning to the bigger USAC Silver crown cars and to stock cars.  Breidinger finished 9th in the 2021 Allen Crowe 100 completing all 100 miles and had a creditable run two weeks later at DuQuoin.  Of the top 6 in ARCA points she is the only one with any mile dirt track experience.

During the early part of the 20th century women competed on the same race tracks as the men, even before the passage of the Suffrage Act.  Ladies such as Elfreda Mais and Ora Holbein competed on the dusty dirt tracks of America including the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  Most of the races they competed in were not true contests, but were “hipped” meaning the outcome was predetermined.  Women drivers disappeared from the Springfield landscape for nearly 80 years, before a resurgence from the ladies in 2000.  Two women competed in the ARCA Atlas-Allen Crowe 100 that year, with Shawna Robinson and Karla Lampe participating and Robinson finishing 12th on the lead lap.  In 2020 Hailie Deegan posted the best finish in a major race at Springfield by any female driver, leading one lap and finishing second to eventual winner Ryan Unzicker.

Breidinger has a couple of other aces up her uniform sleeves come August 21.  The Venturini team she drives for has won 5 of the last 9 ARCA events at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and crew chief Kevin Reed went to victory lane with Brennan Poole in 2013 and Christian Eckes in 2018.
 
The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

Advance tickets for the Illinois State Fair races are available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200, by calling the Illinois State Fair box office at 217-782-1979, or by stopping by the Illinois State Fair box office. Advance sale discounted tickets for the ARCA Menards Series event on Sunday, August 21 can be purchased in Central Illinois area Menards stores for a price of just $20.

AGCO Jackson Nationals Features Festivities Both On and Off the Track This Week

Inside Line Promotions – JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 15, 2022) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is in the middle of back-to-back weeks featuring crown jewel events.

Next up is the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which runs this Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex. The drivers battle it out through a unique format that rewards the accumulation of points leading into Saturday’s event finale.

Additionally, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will be the support class on Thursday and Friday with the final night paying $1,000 to win. The Upper Midwest Renegades Sprint Car Series will be in action on Saturday.

While the three nights of racing will draw many of the premier sprint car racers around the country to face off against the Outlaws, fans can be entertained away from the dirt track as well.

It begins on Wednesday with the annual golf tournament at the Jackson Golf Club. A lunch is at 11:30 p.m. followed by the shotgun start on the course at 1 p.m. That evening the hauler parade throughout Downtown Jackson starts at approximately 6:30 p.m. and concludes at the track, where the Fan Fest begins at 7 p.m.

There will be a special $6 deal for a burger, chips and a drink at the Fan Fest. Additionally, the Fat City All-Stars will be live on the Miller Lite Stage.

Each race day the Jackson Racing Hall of Fame display will be open in the Blue Building and the Jeremy DeWall Band will play after the races.

There will be a Lion’s Club pancake breakfast on Friday and Saturday at the Fairgrounds from approximately 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday presented by the Jackson Hall of Fame.

Tickets remain for each race night as well as a three-day package in addition to a limited number of camping sites.

All can be purchased online by visiting https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday for the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series (Thursday and Friday only) and the Upper Midwest Renegades Sprint Car Series (Saturday only)

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