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Steven Drevicki celebrates victory at Lincoln Speedway.
 



 
DREVICKI WIRES LINCOLN IN EAST COAST SPRINT OPENER

 
By: Jenna Shotz

 
ABBOTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (April 14th, 2019).........The 2018 USAC East Coast Points Champion, Steven Drevicki, started off his 2019 campaign in the best way possible. Drevicki, from Reading, Pennsylvania combined his knowledge of Lincoln Speedway and his expertise in a wingless sprint car and came up with a near flawless  night of racing.

 
Heat #1 went to Carlisle, PA's Chandler Leiby. Late in the race, Leiby felt the heat from Eddie Strada, who came from the sixth starting spot. Leiby ran a consistent and clean line, holding off Strada for the heat win.

 
Heat #2 went to Eric Jennings, of Bloomingburg, NY. Jennings took the lead from young-gun, Trey Hivner early on. Jennings went on to capture the heat win, despite constant pressure from Steven Drevicki, who came all the way from eight place.

 
After a six-car redraw, Drevicki found himself on the pole position. Before the race, Drevicki said, "I don't usually like the pole because I never know where to go." After testing a few different lines, Drevicki found comfort in the bottom groove. Carmen Perigo was an early contender, but Strada and Jennings battled him hard, allowing Drevicki to pull away.

 
On lap 14, Drevicki caught up to lap traffic. He was able to finesse his way through the field with ease, not allowing anyone to gain much ground on him.

 
The USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars will make their next appearance THIS WEDNESDAY April 17th, 2019 at the Delaware International Speedway. More information will be released soon.

 
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USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 13, 2019 - Lincoln Speedway - Abbottstown, Pennsylvania

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps, All Qualify, Top 3 to Redraw) 1. Chandler Leiby (119), 2. Eddie Strada (5G), 3. Carmen Perigo (21), 4. Ryan Quackenbush (5Q), 5. Mark Bitner (15), 6. Bill Unglert (33B), 7. David Swanson (117), 8. Heidi Hedin (3H), 9. Craig Pelligrini (11A) (DNS)

 
SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps, All Qualify, Top 3 to Redraw) 1. Eric Jennings (32), 2. Steven Drevicki (19), 3. Trey Hivner (7), 4. Chris Allen Jr (71), 5. Matt Boland (22T), 6. Trevor Kobylarz (14), 7. Johnathon Swanson (17J), 8. Larry Drake (8), 9. Joey Biasi (B1) (DNS)

 
FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Steven Drevicki (19), 2. Eddie Strada (5G), 3. Carmen Perigo (21), 4. Chris Allen Jr (71), 5. Chandler Leiby (119), 6. Eric Jennings (32), 7. Trey Hivner (7), 8. Trevor Kobylarz (14), 9. Bill Ungler (33B), 10. Johnathon Swanson (17J), 11. Matt Boland (22T), 12. Heidi Hedin (3H), 13. Larry Drake (8), 14. Ryan Quackenbush (5Q), 15. David Swanson (117), 16. Mark Bitner (15), 17. Craig Pelligrini (11A)

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 1-25 Steven Drevicki

 
SCOTTY SIGNS HARD CHARGER: Chris Allen Jr. (+4)

 

 

#10 Richard Vander Weerd - Sokola Shootout Winner.
(Lance Jennings Photo)

 

 

 
RICHARD VANDER WEERD TOPS PERRIS "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" 

 
PERRIS, CA - APRIL 13, 2019... Inheriting the lead on lap seventeen, Richard Vander  Weerd (Visalia, CA) powered to his first win of the season at Perris Auto Speedway. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Stone Gate Development Maxim, Vander Weerd earned his eighth career AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph at the annual "Sokola Shootout." R.J. Johnson, point leader Brody Roa, A.J. Bender, and fast qualifier "The Demon" Damion Gardner followed the 2011 USAC West Coast Sprint Car champion.

 
"Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. earned the night's Specialty Fasteners Hard Charger Award with an eighteenth to seventh place run. "The Magic Man" Mike Martin scored the Wilwood Disc Brakes "Lucky 13 Award" with a thirteenth place finish in the feature.
"The Demon" Damion Gardner scored his 83rd Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the 28-car roster by posting a time of 16.516.

 
The ten-lap heat race victories went to "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr. (Extreme Mufflers First Heat), R.J. Johnson (Circle Track Performance / Ultra Shield Race Products Second Heat), and Verne Sweeney (Saldana Racing Products / ButlerBuilt Seats Third Heat). Tommy "Thunder" Malcolm took the checkered flags in the 12-lap Competition Suspension Incorporated Semi-Main.

 
Ventura Raceway will host the next event for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series on May 4th.

 
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks All Coast Construction, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Flowdynamics, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Specialty Fasteners, surfnsprint.com, Ultra Shield Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. 

 
For more information on the series, visit usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC/CRA Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

 
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 13, 2019 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, California - "Sokola Shootout" 

 
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.516; 2. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.573; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.700; 4. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-16.855; 5. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-16.869; 6. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-16.894; 7. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.931; 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.045; 9. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.132; 10. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.137; 11. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-17.149; 12. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.175; 13. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-17.235; 14. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-17.252; 15. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-17.402; 16. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.415; 17. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-17.513; 18. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-17.548; 19. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.649; 20. Danny Faria Jr., 42, Cheney-17.655; 21. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.762; 22. Jeremy Ellertson, 98J, Ellertson-17.800; 23. Joel Rayborne, 12B, Blair-17.910; 24. Jeff Dyer, 39, Cal-Sun-17.944; 25. Matt Stewart, 90S, Waitman-18.087; 26. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-18.156; 27. Randy Waitman, 90, Waitman-18.346; 28. Eric Englert, 35, Englert-18.446.

 
EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Gardner, 3. C.Williams, 4. Roa, 5. Faria, 6. Mitchell, 7. Hix, 8. Rayborne, 9. Swanson. 2:55.86.

 
CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE / ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bender, 3. Tafoya, 4. Cling, 5. McCarthy, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Martin, 8. Waitman, 9. Dyer. 2:58.23.

 
SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / BUTLERBUILT SEATS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Sweeney, 2. A.Williams, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Edwards, 5. Malcolm, 6. Gansen, 7. Ellertson, 8. Stewart, 9. Englert. 2:59.74.

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Malcolm, 2. McCarthy, 3. Mitchell, 4. Faria, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Martin, 7. Ellertson, 8. Gansen, 9.  Rayborne, 10. Hix, 11. Dyer, 12. Waitman, 13. Stewart. NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (4), 2. R.J. Johnson (5), 3. Brody Roa (2), 4. A.J. Bender (1), 5. Damion Gardner (6), 6. Cody Williams (12), 7. Danny Faria Jr. (18), 8. Jace Vander Weerd (9), 9. Austin Williams (3), 10. Tommy Malcolm (11), 11. Kyle Edwards (14), 12. Chris Gansen (10), 13. Mike Martin (19), 14. Charles Davis Jr. (15), 15. Sterling Cling (13), 16. Jeremy Ellertson (20), 17. Steve Hix (22), 18. Verne Sweeney (17), 19. Joel Rayborne (21), 20. Matt Mitchell (8), 21. Matt McCarthy (7), 22. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (16). NT
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**Sussex flipped during qualifying. Mitchell flipped on lap 16 of the feature.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Roa, Laps 17-30 R.Vander Weerd

 
SPECIALTY FASTENERS HARD CHARGER:  Danny Faria Jr. (18th to 7th)

 
WILWOOD DISC BRAKES LUCKY 13 AWARD: Mike Martin

 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Roa-287, 2-Gardner-275, 3-Johnson-262, 4-A.Williams-242, 5-Davis-187, 6-Sussex-184, 7-Martin-174, 8-Malcolm-173, 9-Josh Hodges-164, 10-R.Vander Weerd-158. 

 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: May 4 - Ventura Raceway - Ventura, California

 

SUMAR CLASSIC SILVER CROWN RACE POSTPONED


 

Terre Haute, Indiana (April 13, 2019).........Incoming rain and cold temperatures have forced postponement of this Sunday's Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" at the Terre Haute Action Track, the dirt opener for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.


 

USAC and Track Enterprises officials are currently discussing a makeup date for the 19th running of the event on the famed half-mile.


 

The USAC Silver Crown season continues Saturday, April 27 on the pavement at Ohio's Toledo Speedway for the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic."  The series is back on the dirt Thursday, May 23, for the 64th edition of the "Hoosier Hundred," the last auto racing event that will ever be held at the legendary Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 

SPRING SHOWDOWN RAINED OUT; RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 30


 

Haubstadt, Indiana (April 13, 2019).........Saturday's "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series, has been postponed to Sunday, June 30.


 

Rains throughout the week have saturated the grounds and a forecast calling for more precipitation on race night forced USAC, MSCS and Tri-State Speedway officials to make the decision to postpone to the summer.


 

The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship will make three visits to the southwestern Indiana track in 2019, on June 30, July 27 and September 14 with a USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship stop on October 19.


 

The USAC Sprints now circle Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway next Saturday, April 20, for the next event on the series' calendar.

 

 

HATFIELD TAKES EASTERN SPEED2 OPENER AT DILLON

 

Dillon, SC........Sam Hatfield of Mooresville, N.C. captured Friday night's 35-lap USAC Eastern Speed2 Midget opener at Dillon Motor Speedway. He passed Nolan Allison on lap 24 and led the final 12 laps to beat Allison, Alex Murray, Neal Allison and Jessica Bean.

 

USAC EASTERN SPEED2 MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 13, 2019 - Dillon, South Carolina - Dillon Motor Speedway

 

QUALIIFICATIONS: 1. Eric Lewis, #4, Radical-16.461; 2. Sam Hatfield, #9, Lamb-16.536; 3. Alex Murray, #22, Murray-16.641; 4. Jessica Bean, #5, Radical-16.721; 5. Neal Allison, #15, Allison-16.752; 6. Nolan Allison, #16, Allison-16.761; 7. Connor Gross, #14, Gross-16.796; 8. Daytona Spicola, #8, Radical-17.060; 9. Bronzi Lawson, #54, Lawson-17.121; 10. Preston Lattomous, #28, Lewis-17.300;

 

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Sam Hatfield, 2. Nolan Allison, 3. Alex Murrray, 4. Neal Allison, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Eric Lewis, 7. Connor Gross, 8. Preston Lattomous, 9. Daytona Spicola, 10. Bronzi Lawson. NT

 

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Nolan Allison, Laps 24-35 Hatfield.

 

NEW USAC EASTERN SPEED2 MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1-Hatfield-75, 2-Nolan Allison-68, 3-Murray-68, 4-Neal Allison-63, 5-Bean-61, 6-Lewis-61, 7-Gross-51, 8-Lattomous-49, 9-Spicola-46, 10-Lawson-43.

 

NEXT USAC EASTERN SPEED2 MIDGET RACE: April 26, 2019 - Raleigh, N.C. - Wake County Speedway
 

 

Brady Bacon celebrates Friday's "Larry Rice Classic" victory
at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway.
 
(David Nearpass Photo)



 
BACON BANKS LARRY RICE CLASSIC AT BLOOMINGTON

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Bloomington, Indiana (April 12, 2019).........Following a sluggish start to the season in Ocala, Fla. in the first three races of the year, Brady Bacon made doubly sure he saw the checkered flag in Friday night's "Larry Rice Classic" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Bloomington Speedway.

 
After results of 7th, 15th and 11th back in February amidst his return to the famed Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native was anxious to get off the schneid, so to speak, corralling the 24th win of his career with the series, surpassing A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey to move into sole position of 21st on the all-time list.

 
Bacon led all 30 laps from the pole and, in the process, broke an 18-year-old 30-lap track record on the quarter-mile of red clay, previously held by A.J. Anderson, showing that the two-time series champ remains at the top of his game.

 
"We put our heads together after Florida and tried not to get in panic mode yet because Ocala is just a different place," Bacon explained.   "We just made sure we had our i's dotted and our t's crossed when we came here."

 
There was no stopping Bacon on this evening, even if the reflection of the lights were trying to trick his mind.

 
"I actually thought I saw the white flag with the way the lights were reflecting off the move over flag," Bacon said.   "The flag man was waving it pretty vigorously and I thought it was the white.   Luckily, I kept going another lap and I saw it again, so I knew I wasn't right.   I just kept going until I knew I saw the double checkers."

 
From the get-go, Bacon was the class of the field, instantly building his advantage to a half-straightaway over outside front row starter Kevin Thomas, Jr. by lap four.   Bacon continued to increase the interval until meeting the tail end of a highway jam on lap nine with a seven-car gaggle jostling for position at the back, pairing down Bacon's lead to a half-second on a closing Thomas.

 
The winningest driver for the Hoffman family in USAC National Sprint Car competition, Bacon ringed the top in turns three and four and the bottom of one and two as he navigated the narrow crevices between the lappers.   With 11 laps to go, Bacon sought daylight between the cars of Stephen Schnapf and Isaac Chapple in turn three.   Bacon grabbed the rays, splitting the two to find the welcome view of an unoccupied road out of his visor with two-thirds of the race in the books.

 
"I was fortunate enough to sneak through a couple times," Bacon recalled.   "Your mental clock gets ticking and I kind of had to force the issue a couple times to get by a couple guys.   It's part of racing here.   It gets a little narrow, but usually there's two grooves here.   The bottom was not as prevalent as it typically is here.   Usually, you can sneak by lapped cars on the bottom.   I was having a tough time doing that, so I had to slide up out of the way."

 
Bacon's 24th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory Friday night at Bloomington moved him by A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey for sole position of 21st on the all-time series win list. (David Nearpass Photo)

 

 
From that point forward, Bacon was by his lonesome as he lapped up to 13th place on his way to his first career feature victory of any kind at Bloomington aboard his Dynamics, Inc./Mean Green - Fatheadz Eyewear - Tel-Star/Triple X/Hershey Chevy.

 
Second went to a distant Thomas 2.158 seconds behind Bacon at the finish.   Rounding out the top-five were Jason McDougal, KSE Racing Products/B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger Tyler Courtney (from 9th) and Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier and new one-lap track record holder C.J. Leary.

 
It's a sense of sweet redemption for Bacon at Bloomington, picking up his first win at the southern Indiana staple after being on the brink of victory earlier in his career.

 
"I've run second here a couple times," Bacon remembered.   "In 2007 or 2008, I led almost the whole race in the spring like this and slid off the track.   I've been coming here for so long, you kind of take it for granted.   But it's cool to win at a historic place like this.   The green grass in the spring here is always the sign that it's time to go racing.   This is a tough racetrack to win at and I'm happy we could do it and to be back with the Hoffman team.   I'm glad to shake off our rough start and get back to our usual results."

 
Contingency award winners Friday night at Bloomington Speedway were C.J. Leary (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier), Robert Ballou (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner & Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), Brady Bacon (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Tyler Courtney (AutoMeter Third Heat Winner & KSE Racing Products/B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger), Chase Stockon (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner) and Dakota Jackson (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).
 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2019 - Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, Indiana - "Larry Rice Classic"

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-10.685 (New Track Record); 2. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-10.713; 3. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-10.860; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-10.880; 5. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-10.908; 6. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-10.920; 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-10.943; 8. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-10.961; 9. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, CMNR-10.977; 10. Stephen Schnapf, 61m, Edwards-11.050; 11. Jordan Kinser, 70, Hurst-11.087; 12. Chris Windom, 5G, Goacher-11.119; 13. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.150; 14. Lee Underwood, 24L, Underwood-11.175; 15. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-11.212; 16. Carson Short, 21, RCM-11.214; 17. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-11.291; 18. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-11.305; 19. T.J. Artz, 57, Artz-11.392; 20. Dustin Christie, 75, Christie-11.410; 21. Joe Stornetta, 04, Burton-11.427; 22. Michael Koontz, 17K, Koontz-11.508; 23. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-11.614; 24. Dave Darland, 2E, Epperson-11.648; 25. Kyle Hathaway, 7H, Hathaway-11.854; 26. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-12.891.

 
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Ballou, 2. Short, 3. K. Thomas, 4. Schnapf, 5. Leary, 6. Stockon, 7. Koontz, 8. Artz, 9. Hathaway. 1:57.27

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Kinser, 3. Chapple, 4. Boespflug, 5. Christie, 6. Daum, 7. Underwood, 8. Hodges, 9. Perrott. NT

 
AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Courtney, 2. McDougal, 3. Grant, 4. Stornetta, 5. Jackson, 6. Darland, 7. Windom. NT

 
INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Stockon, 2. Windom, 3. Underwood, 4. Darland, 5. Artz, 6. Daum, 7. Hodges, 8. Koontz, 9. Hathaway, 10. Perrott. NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (1), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2), 3. Jason McDougal (4), 4. Tyler Courtney (9), 5. C.J. Leary (6), 6. Justin Grant (3), 7. Chad Boespflug (5), 8. Chase Stockon (7), 9. Chris Windom (12), 10. Robert Ballou (13), 11. Jordan Kinser (11), 12. Josh Hodges (8), 13. Dakota Jackson (15), 14. Carson Short (16), 15. Dave Darland (20), 16. Isaac Chapple (17), 17. Stephen Schnapf (10), 18. Joe Stornetta (19), 19. Lee Underwood (14), 20. T.J. Artz (21), 21. Dustin Christie (18), 22. Zach Daum (22). 6:47.18 (New Track Record)
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**VanMeveren flipped during qualifying.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bacon.

 
KSE RACING PRODUCTS/B & W AUTO MART HARD CHARGER: Tyler Courtney (9th to 4th)

 
WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Dakota Jackson

 
NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Thomas-287, 2-Leary-284, 3-Stockon-250, 4-Grant-245, 5-Courtney-243, 6-Windom-230, 7-Bacon-229, 8-Ballou-222, 9-Boespflug-215, 10-McDougal-208.

 
NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: April 13, 2019 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Indiana - "Spring Showdown" (Co-Sanctioned by MSCS)

 

 

#5G Ben Worth
 

(Lance Jennings)


 

 

BEN WORTH TOPS BAKERSFIELD WESTERN MIDGET SEASON OPENER


 

BAKERSFIELD, CA - APRIL 6, 2019... Making his first USAC Western States Midget start, Ben Worth (Coalinga, CA) reclaimed the lead from Jake Swanson on lap 22 and sailed to victory at Bakersfield Speedway. Starting on the pole position, the pilot of Dean Alexander's #5G Walker Air Filtration / WFX Spike finished ahead of Swanson, Michael Faccinto, Austin Liggett, and hard charger David Prickett.


 

Prickett claimed the night's hard charger award / best passing job honors with a fifteenth to fifth place run. Veteran driver Marvin Mitchell scored the Wilwood Disc Brakes "Lucky 13 Award" with a thirteenth place finish in the main event.


 

Cody Swanson earned the Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the 23-car roster by posting a time of 12.972.


 

Liggett took the checkered flags in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. 2015 Rookie of the Year Cory Elliott and defending champion Faccinto claimed their 10-lap heat races.

The next event for the USAC Western States Midget Series will be on April 20th at Merced Speedway.


 

The USAC Western States Midget Series thanks AMSOIL, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. 


 

For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC Western States Midget Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.


 

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USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 6, 2019 - Bakersfield Speedway - Bakersfield, California


 

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Cody Swanson, 71S, Campbell-12.972; 2. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-12.996; 3. Jake Swanson, 73K, Ford-13.016; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.077; 5. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-13.134; 6. Michael Faccinto, 31B, Beilman-13.141; 7. Ben Worth, 5G, Alexander-13.200; 8. Kyle Beilman, 31K, Beilman-13.276; 9. Maria Cofer, 57, Cofer-13.311; 10. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.327; 11. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-13.379; 12. Ricky Lewis, 5, Van Dyne-13.466; 13. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-13.603; 14. C.J. Sarna, 20, Sarna-13.643; 15. David Prickett, 28X, Schutte/McElwee-13.803; 16. Bryan Drollinger, 71D, Drollinger-13.923; 17. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-14.169; 18. Dylan Ito, 73, Ford-14.261; 19. Mike Leach Jr. 33P, Leach-14.466; 20. Troy Morris III, 07X, Trinity-NT; 21. Kyle Heckman, 1N, Nichols-NT; 22. Marvin Mitchell, 78, Mitchell-NT; 23. Jackson Dukes, 2, Dukes-NT.


 

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. C.Swanson, 3. Schutte, 4. Worth, 5. Nichols, 6. Leach, 7. Mitchell, 8. Drollinger. NT


 

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Elliott, 2. Sarna, 3. Dalby, 4. Pankratz, 5. Beilman, 6. McQueen. NT


 

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faccinto, 2. J.Swanson, 3. Prickett, 4. Lewis, 5. Heckman, 6. Cofer, 7. Ito. NT


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parenthesis) 1. Ben Worth (1), 2. Jake Swanson (5), 3. Michael Faccinto (2), 4. Austin Liggett (4), 5. David Prickett (15), 6. Cory Elliott (11), 7. Alex Schutte (10), 8. Shannon McQueen (7), 9. C.J. Sarna (14), 10. Kyle Beilman (8), 11. Dylan Ito (18), 12. Ricky Lewis (12), 13. Marvin Mitchell (21), 14. Bryan Drollinger (16), 15. Randi Pankratz (17), 16. Cody Swanson (6), 17. Terry Nichols (13), 18. Mike Leach Jr. (19), 19. Robert Dalby (3), 20. Kyle Heckman (20). NT

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**Morris flipped during qualifying. Dalby and Leach flipped on lap 10 of the feature.


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Worth, Laps 9-20 Faccinto, Lap 21 Swanson, Laps 22-30 Worth.


 

HARD CHARGER:  David Prickett (15th to 5th)


 

WILWOOD DISC BRAKES LUCKY 13 AWARD: Marvin Mitchell


 

NEW USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET POINTS: 1-J.Swanson-78, 2-Worth-75, 3-Faccinto-73, 4-Liggett-72, 5-Prickett-64, 6-Elliott-63, 7-Schutte-58, 8-McQueen-57, 9-Sarna-53, 10-Beilman-47.


 

NEXT USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET RACE: April 20- Merced Speedway - Merced, California

 

Steven Shebester celebrates his victory in Friday night's USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma opener at Red Dirt Raceway. (Danny Clum Photo)

 


 

 
SHEBESTER SHINES AT RED DIRT

 
Meeker, Oklahoma (April 5, 2019).........Steven Shebester of Mustang, Okla. picked up his first career USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma feature victory Friday night at Red Dirt Raceway.

 
Shebester drove his Pete Haskin-owned, Riverside Salvage, David Grace Motorsports, Select Coatings, C&D Ditching, D&F Enterprises, 305/Boyd-powered JR1 chassis to the front on the second lap past Layne Himebaugh for the win.

 
Shebester also picked up an extra $500 bonus courtesy of Jett Star of Dagwell Dixie Corporation, located in Oklahoma City, in honor of his father, Allen Mr. Dagwell Stark.   Not only did Shebester take home $250 for winning the Dash4Cash, he also picked up another $250 for sweeping the evening's events, winning his heat, the dash and the 25-lap feature.

 
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USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS OKLAHOMA RACE RESULTS: April 5, 2019 - Red Dirt Raceway - Meeker, Oklahoma

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Steven Shebester (#16s Haskin), [6]; 2. Layne Himebaugh (#94L Himebaugh), [5]; 3. Michael Tyre II (#11 Tyre), [1]; 4. Jase Randolph (#15 Randolph), [2]; 5. Andrew Deal (#15D Deal), [8]; 6. Johnny Kent (#55 Kent), [4]; 7. Ryan Dean (#51 Dean), [7]; 8. Alison Slaton (#6 Newton), [3]. NT

 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. David Stephenson (#22 Stephenson), [1]; 2. Danny Smith (#5$ Smith), [6]; 3. Cody Jarvis (#18J Jarvis), [4]; 4. Waylon Weaver (#911 Weaver), [5]; 5. J.C. Wilson (#77 Storm Chaser), [3]; 6. Kimberly Tyre (#39 Tyre), [7]; 7. Jimmy Taylor (#23 Taylor), [2]. NT

 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brett Wilson (#53 Wilson), [2]; 2. Cameron Hagin (#5 Hagin), [6]; 3. Donovan Wise (#1x Taylor), [1]; 4. Tim Kent (#79 Kent), [5]; 5. Noah Harris (#7F Fode), [3]; 6. Robert Sellers (#22c Cothran), [4]; 7. Ben Frey (Frey), [7]. NT

 
ALSO AT THE TRACK: David Baxter (#7. NT (DNS) 62-James Shoun. NT

 
DASH4CASH: (6 laps) 1. Shebester, 2. Hagin, 3. Wilson, 4. Smith, 5. Himebaugh, 6. Stephenson. NT

 
FEATURE: (25 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Steven Shebester, [6]; 2. Layne Himebaugh, [2]; 3. Andrew Deal, [8]; 4. Brett Wilson, [4]; 5. Johnny Kent, [17]; 6. Cameron Hagin, [5]; 7. Danny Smith, [3]; 8. Noah Harris, [16]; 9. Tim Kent, [9]; 10. Robert Sellers, [18]; 11. Michael Tyre II, [11]; 12. Cody Jarvis, [7]; 13. Jase Randolph, [13]; 14. Ryan Dean, [19]; 15. Alison Slaton, [22]; 16. Ben Frey, [20]; 17. Kimberly Tyre, [14]; 18. Waylon Weaver, [10]; 19. Donovan Wise, [12]; 20. Jimmy Taylor, [21]; 21. J.C. Wilson, [15]; 22. David Stephenson, [1]; 23. James Shoun (#62 JKS), [23]; 24. David Baxter (#7D Baxter), [24]. NT.

 
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Himebaugh, Laps 2-25 Shebester.

 
NEXT USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS OKLAHOMA RACE: April 26, 2019 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Oklahoma
 
 
#7BC Tyler Courtney passes Kevin Thomas, Jr. en route to Friday's "Kokomo Grand Prix" opening night win at Kokomo Speedway. (David Nearpass Photo)
 

 

 

 
COURTNEY CLAIMS KOKOMO GP OPENER

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Kokomo, Indiana (April 5, 2019).........Tyler Courtney's grip of the "Kokomo Grand Prix" seems to be as firm as the grip he currently holds on the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship following Friday night's victory at Kokomo Speedway, his second straight in the "GP" and his third in the first four races on the 2019 series' trail.

 
The Indianapolis, Indiana driver raced to the lead just prior to the halfway point, utilizing the bottom of the racetrack to track down early race leader Kevin Thomas, Jr. on lap 15 and carry on to nab the eighth win of his career in his Clauson-Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink/Spike/Stanton SR-11x, tying him for 77th all-time.

 
Courtney began his expedition from the outside of row three while pole sitter K. Thomas slid up past outside front row starter Thomas Meseraull in turn one for the point on the opening lap.

 
The first stoppage of the night arrived on the fourth lap of the main when Tony DiMattia took a tumble in turn four from which he walked away uninjured.

 
On the ensuing restart, K. Thomas once again spurted away to a relatively comfortable margin of one second while CMR teammates Chris Windom and Courtney battled side-by-side for the runner-up spot.   Courtney found the bottom of the quarter-mile to his liking and quickly ate up enough ground to nip Windom at the line for second on lap six, just before the yellow flag flew for a turn two spin by Justin Peck.

 
When racing resumed, K. Thomas and Courtney formed a two-car breakaway to distance themselves from the herd.  Courtney kept inching closer and closer, sticking right within earshot of Thomas nearing the midway point.  On the 14th lap, Courtney's stick-to-itiveness paid off when he ran down K. Thomas, beating him to the entry of turn one before sliding up in front to nail down the lead.

 
Courtney had a plan and executed it perfectly on the bottom, something he attributes to his extensive experience watching, crewing and racing at Kokomo over the years.

 
"I ran the bottom all night, especially in (turns) three and four," Courtney explained.  "It got pretty rough in one and two, so you had to search to find other ways to go.  I knew the bottom was going to be the place to be.  I watched a lot of races that were won here on the bottom, especially off of four.  Watching those guys and learning from the best, Bryan (Clauson) being one of them, I was fortunate I got to watch him race a lot here and be a part of it.  I think I would credit a lot to being a part of it and watching and take notes mentally and using it to capitalize here tonight."

 
Courtney's lead grew to two seconds by the 20th lap as K. Thomas became mired in lapped traffic, allowing Courtney to break away into his own zip code, albeit briefly, as Zane Hendricks slowed to a stop in turn two, thus resetting the landscape for the finish of the 30-lapper.

 
However, Courtney was unfazed with the lapped car of Cole Bodine separating he and K. Thomas, Windom and Jason McDougal in second, third and fourth.  Courtney said 'sayonara' as a cornucopia of drivers behind him jostled for position.  McDougal eventually prevailed with the second spot using a topside pass of K. Thomas in turn four on lap 24.  But, with Courtney a distant three seconds ahead, McDougal needed a caution for any shot and, alas, he would receive one when Andrew Layser flipped between turns three and four on the 28th lap.  He was uninjured.

 
The stage was set for a three-lap dash to the finish with Courtney leading and McDougal in second.  Rewind back to last Labor Day Weekend and McDougal was in relatively the same position in Pevely, Mo. to win his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race.  He conquered that quest, and now had a similar storyline setting up for his first career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget score in his first ever drive for Steve Reynolds Motorsports.

 
Courtney had other plans, however.

 
"I didn't really know what I was going to get with Jason," Courtney pondered.  "He's good at the end of races; he proved it last year at Pevely.  I was a little bit in defense mode, but I knew I just needed to hit my marks and make three good laps there at the end to put ourselves in position to be where we were."

 
"I knew he'd be running the top because that's where he loves to be," Courtney continued.  "But nobody had passed me on the bottom the whole night, so I knew if I could just run where they were running, nobody was going to go where I was going.  It was just a matter of putting yourself in the right place at the right time."

 
Courtney stuck to his guns and burst away on the restart, never allowing McDougal to get anywhere close enough to throw a haymaker for the win, closing out his fifth career USAC National win at Kokomo (3 sprint, 2 midget) by just a tick under a full second ahead of a wheel-standing McDougal in second, followed by Windom, Zeb Wise and K. Thomas.

 
Contingency award winners Friday night at Kokomo Speedway were Dillon Welch (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier), Tanner Carrick (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Tyler Courtney (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Ethan Mitchell (Auto Meter Third Heat Winner), Zeb Wise (Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner), Dave Darland (KSE Racing Products/Sundollar Restoration Hard Charger), Tyler Thomas (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher) and Jake Neuman (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer).

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 5, 2019 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - "Kokomo Grand Prix" - ¼-Mile Dirt Oval

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Dillon Welch, 81, Tucker/Boat-12.665 (New Track Record); 2. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.695; 3. C.J. Leary, 76m, FMR-12.712; 4. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.747; 5. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.819; 6. Jason McDougal, 21KS, Reynolds-12.844; 7. Tony DiMattia, 50, TDM-12.869; 8. Thomas Meseraull, 7R, RMS-12.904; 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-12.921; 10. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-12.936; 11. Jesse Colwell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.946; 12. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.957; 13. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.980; 14. Holley Hollan, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.022; 15. Justin Grant, 4A, RAMS-13.027; 16. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.033; 17. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.066; 18. Ace McCarthy, 28, Neuman-13.100; 19. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-13.107; 20. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Hendricks-13.118; 21. Justin Peck, 17, Bus-13.146; 22. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.149; 23. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-13.247; 24. Dave Darland, 36, RMS-13.250; 25. Tyler Nelson, 88, Nelson-13.265; 26. Sterling Cling, 35, Petry-13.283; 27. Jake Neuman, 3N, Neuman-13.289; 28. Cole Bodine, 15, Petry-13.295; 29. Kyle O'Gara, 67F, SFH-13.458; 30. Karsyn Elledge, 1, Tucker/Boat-13.717; 31. Justin Dickerson, 21D, Dickerson-13.965; 32. Oliver Akard, 41, Akard-14.943.

 
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. Carrick, 2. K. Thomas, 3. Klaasmeyer, 4. Windom, 5. Welch, 6. Peck, 7. Nelson, 8. O'Gara. 2:10.06 (New Track Record)

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. Courtney, 2. T. Thomas, 3. McDougal, 4. Boat, 5. McCarthy, 6. Hollan, 7. Cling, 8. Elledge. 2:12.78

 
AUTO METER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. Mitchell, 2. Coons, 3. Leary, 4. Colwell, 5. DiMattia, 6. Neuman, 7. Dickerson, 8. Grant. NT

 
INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. Wise, 2. Darland, 3. Meseraull, 4. Layser, 5. Seavey, 6. Hendricks, 7. Bodine. 2:13.62

 
SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer) 1. Seavey, 2. Welch, 3. Hollan, 4. Hendricks, 5. Peck, 6. DiMatta, 7. Neuman, 8. Bodine, 9. O'Gara, 10. Cling, 11. Elledge, 12. McCarthy, 13. Nelson. NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (6), 2. Jason McDougal (3), Chris Windom (4), 4. Zeb Wise (12), 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (1), 6. Logan Seavey (8), 7. Thomas Meseraull (2), 8. Dillon Welch (7), 9. C.J. Leary (5), 10. Tanner Carrick (16), 11. Dave Darland (21), 12. Chad Boat (10), 13. Tyler Thomas (20), 14. Jesse Colwell (11), 15. Tucker Klaasmeyer (13), 16. Andrew Layser (15), 17. Holley Hollan (14), 18. Ethan Mitchell (24), 19. Cole Bodine (22), 20. Karsyn Elledge (23), 21. Zane Hendricks (18), 22. Jerry Coons, Jr. (17), 23. Justin Peck (19), 24. Tony DiMattia (9). NT
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**Boat flipped during practice. Grant flipped during the third heat. Nelson flipped during the semi. DiMattia flipped on lap 4 of the feature.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 K. Thomas, Laps 15-30 Courtney.

 
KSE RACING PRODUCTS/SUNDOLLAR RESTORATION HARD CHARGER: Dave Darland (21st to 11th)

 
WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Tyler Thomas

 
SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Jake Neuman

 
NEW USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Courtney-299, 2-K. Thomas-272, 3-Leary-244, 4-Windom-242, 5-Boat-228, 6-Wise-214, 7-Klaasmeyer-214, 8-Carrick-213, 9-Seavey-212, 10-Colwell-186.

 
NEXT USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: April 6, 2019 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - "Kokomo Grand Prix" - ¼-Mile Dirt Oval
 

 
 

USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS RAINED OUT AT THE GROVE

 
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (April 5, 2019).........Friday morning showers and forecasted persistent steady rain through the evening hours has forced cancellation of Friday's Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series' season opener at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

 
The decision was made just prior to noon on Friday in order to avoid causing traveling teams and fans and hardships that a delayed decision might cause, and to allow everyone the opportunity to make other plans for the remainder of the day.

 
The series will now make its season debut on Saturday, April 13, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.
 

 

BRODY ROA SPRINTS TO "SO-CAL SHOWDOWN" TRIUMPH AT PERRIS


 
Perris, California... After taking the lead from R.J. Johnson on lap 16, Brody Roa held off all challengers to become the third different driver in as many races to claim an AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph in 2019. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa topped the "So-Cal Showdown" at Perris Auto Speedway over fast qualifier Richard Vander Weerd, "The Big Game Hunter" Austin Williams, Austin Liggett, and Stevie Sussex.

 
Starting on the pole position, Roa claimed his seventh career series main event win. Jace Vander Weerd earned the Specialty Fasteners Hard Charger Award with a seventeenth to eighth place run.

 
Richard Vander Weerd scored his eighth career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the 27-car roster by posting a time of 16.508.

 
A.J. Bender took the checkered flags in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. "The Demon" Damion Gardner and R.J. Johnson claimed their 10-lap heat races.

 
The next event for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will be the April 13th "Sokola Shootout" at Perris Auto Speedway.

 
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks All Coast Construction, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Flowdynamics, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Specialty Fasteners, surfnsprint.com, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support.

 
For more information on USAC/CRA, visit www.usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC/CRA Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

 
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: March 30, 2019 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, California - "So-Cal Showdown"

 
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.509; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.566; 3. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-16.633; 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-16.636; 5. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-16.637; 6. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.672; 7. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.845; 8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.856; 9. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-16.932; 10. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-16.935; 11. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-17.012; 12. Landon Cling, 54C, Cling-17.015; 13. Danny Faria Jr., 42, Cheney-17.042; 14. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.145; 15. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.172; 16. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.215; 17. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.223; 18. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.229; 19. Sterling Cling, 34C, Cling-17.248; 20. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.370; 21. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.396; 22. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-17.419; 23. Joel Rayborne, 12B, Blair-17.717; 24. Jake Swanson, 42X, Cheney-17.775; 25. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-17.813; 26. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-18.110; 27. Jeff Dyer, 39, Cal-Sun-18.184.

 
EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Faria, 3. Sussex, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Liggett, 6. Malcolm, 7. McCarthy, 8. S.Cling, 9. Tafoya. 2:58.41.

 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. A.Williams, 3. Roa, 4. Davis, 5. Mitchell, 6. Martin, 7. Rayborne, 8. Hix, 9. Edwards. NT

 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. C.Williams, 3. Hodges, 4. Gansen, 5. Swanson, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Sweeney, 8. L.Cling, 9. Dyer. 3:00.76.

 
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Malcolm, 2. Liggett, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Martin, 5. Mitchell, 6. Sweeney, 7. Edwards, 8. McCarthy, 9. Swanson, 10. S.Cling, 11. Tafoya, 12. L. Cling, 13. Dyer, 14. Rayborne, 15. Hix. NT.

 
FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parenthesis) 1. Brody Roa (1), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (6), 3. Austin Williams (3), 4. Austin Liggett (8), 5. Stevie Sussex (10), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (11), 7. Damion Gardner (5), 8. Jace Vander Weerd (17), 9. Danny Faria Jr. (12), 10. Mike Martin (16), 11. Tommy Malcolm (7), 12. Chris Gansen (14), 13. Kyle Edwards (19), 14. Sterling Cling (18), 15. Verne Sweeney (20), 16. R.J. Johnson (2), 17. A.J. Bender (15), 18. Josh Hodges (9), 19. Matt Mitchell (13), 20. Cody Williams (4), 21. Jake Swanson (22), 22. Matt McCarthy (21). NT.
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**C.Williams flipped on lap 1 of the feature. Bender and Johnson flipped on lap 16 of the feature.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Johnson, Laps 16-30 Roa.

 
SPECIALTY FASTENERS HARD CHARGER: Jace Vander Weerd (17th to 8th)

 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Roa-218, 2-Gardner-204, 3-A.Williams-188, 4-Johnson-182, 5-Sussex-174, 6-Hodges-164, 7-Davis-144, 8-Martin-136, 9-Malcolm-126, -Isaac Chapple-126.

 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: April 13 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Sokola Shootout"
 

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LOGAN'S RUN
Shark Racing takes a bite out of the record books at Devil's Bowl

MESQUITE, TX – April 12, 2019 – Logan Schuchart totaled two wins in the 2018 World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season. He now has two wins in just 12 races this year.

He wrote his name into the record books Friday night, claiming his first win at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway – the site of the inaugural World of Outlaws race in 1978 – and his 10th Series win overall.

“I’ve watched old videos of my grandfather (Bobby Allen) running good here and winning races,” Schuchart said. “Now, I get to put my name in the history books and this team gets to put its name in the history books.”

Not only did he claim the win for the Pennsylvania-based Shark Racing team – owned by his grandfather – his teammate Jacob Allen led 10 laps of the 25-lap Feature and finished third – his first top-five this season.

“I love it,” said Bobby Allen, who won at Devil’s Bowl in 1986. “That’s what we’re here for. We got a first and a third, so we’re real happy… Happier.”

Schuchart had to “cowboy up” for his first win of the season at the Stockton Dirt Track, wrestling with rough track conditions. He had to do the same again at Devil’s Bowl, but not because of the track. The competition.

After finding their way into the top-10 for the first time this season at Arizona Speedway, Kraig Kinser started on the pole for the Feature – after winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – and Jacob Allen started second. The two were the class of the field at the start of the race.

When the green flag flew, Kinser pulled away to the early lead. Allen nearly ended his race before it started. He had a slow start, allowing Daryn Pittman to get by him for second and was side by side with Schuchart for third going down the front stretch. But Allen was hooked on the high side of the track.

He bested his teammate through turns one and two, and nearly came side by side with Pittman down the backstretch before Pittman blocked his run. The next lap, Allen didn’t give Pittman the chance to pull the same move twice. He made his way by Pittman and set his sight on Kinser.

Allen took the lead by Lap four and began to put about a car length distance between he and the second-place car every lap. However, his pace put him in traffic by Lap seven.

Behind him, Schuchart and Pittman traded slide jobs turn after turn, lap after lap, fighting to claim third. Schuchart was the victory and led the train of he and Pittman to the front.

While the high side led Allen to the lead, it became his downfall. Schuchart and Pittman both found grip on the bottom of the track and made their way by Kinser and Allen.

“It made it tough trying to take the lead away from Jake,” Schuchart said about passing his teammate, who was going for his first win. “I’m going to race him just as hard as anybody else. He’s going to get his first win. He’s getting better and better every year. That breakthrough win is going to happen for this team.”

Pittman didn’t care about either of them winning. The Owasso, Okla. native wanted another win at the track just a few hours from his home. With about 10 laps to go, Schuchart slid up the track off of turn two, allowing Pittman to get a run underneath him and take the lead. But a lap later, Pittman made the same mistake, allowing Schuchart to get back by and charge to his first Texas Outlaw Nationals win.

“Gave that one away,” Pittman said. “The bottom just took off. It got so much faster in a hurry. Pretty frustrated, but we had a good car.”

It was Pittman’s first top-five finish since finishing second to David Gravel at Keller Auto Speedway last month.

He continues to sit third in points, but now just six points behind leader Brad Sweet. Donny Schatz is second, two points behind Sweet. Rookie Carson Macedo, continues to impress, remaining fourth in points – 84 points behind Sweet – and Schuchart sits fifth – 90 points behind the lead.

After missing three Features early this season, Allen is starting to find consistency, winning two Drydene Heat races in-a-row, making his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and earning two top-10 finishes in-a-row.

“Obviously I want to win more than anything,” Allen said. “It is what it is, but I had fun. It’s really good to see Logan win and both Shark Racing cars on the podium. We work hard at this and this is what it’s about.”

Schuchart was the king shark Friday night, and even though he’s already matched his 2018 win total, he said that won’t change his approach to the rest of the season.

“We just want to win races,” a grinning Schuchart said. “We just want to get out there and win races every time we go.”

The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its next stop Saturday, April 13, at the historic Devil's Bowl Speedway for the second night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$8,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$4,000]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$2,500]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][$2,200]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,100]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,000]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,800]; 8. 1B-Travis Rilat [8][$1,600]; 9. 41-David Gravel [12][$1,500]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$1,300]; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$1,200]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$1,100]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,000]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell [19][$700]; 15. 45-Chad Kemenah [18][$600]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$600]; 17. 28-Scott Bogucki [13][$600]; 18. 55-Danny Wood [22][$600]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$600]; 20. 99X-Dalton Stevens [24][$600]; 21. 12H-Tony Bruce [23][$600]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16][$600]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$600]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [17][$600]; Lap Leaders: Kraig Kinser 1-3, Jacob Allen 4-13, Logan Schuchart 14-15, 17-25; Daryn Pittman 16; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1-Sammy Swindell[+5]

Qualifying - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.699; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.76; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.792; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.879; 5. 1B-Travis Rilat, 13.909; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.934; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.942; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 13.957; 9. 41-David Gravel, 13.976; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.992; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.105; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.135; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.138; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.142; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.149; 16. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.166; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.201; 18. 45-Chad Kemenah, 14.365; 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.442; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.442; 21. 21P-Robbie Price, 14.466; 22. 55-Danny Wood, 14.563; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.595; 24. 12H-Tony Bruce, 14.689; 25. 2X-Tucker Doughty, 15.119; 26. 99X-Dalton Stevens, 15.313; 27. 10P-Jim Perricone, 16.028

 

 

David Gravel claims 41st World of Outlaws victory in Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – April 6, 2019 – David Gravel’s first win of the season last month with his new Jason Johnson Racing team was sentimental for several reasons. His second win, Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, was no different.

Not only did he win on his sister Victoria’s birthday, he claimed his 41st career World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in the #41 car – the number chosen by the late Jason Johnson to run.

“I’ve kind of forgot about it, because if you try too hard to win a race, you know, it’s not going to come,” Gravel said about looking for win number 41. “I knew the next one was going to be 41, but it didn’t really all click. I’m glad to win on my sister’s birthday and it’s cool to be my 41st win. All of those things coming together, I guess it was meant to be.”

Win 41 was no easier than win 40, though.

Starting fourth in the 30-Lap Arizona Desert Shootout Feature, Gravel had his work cut out for him. He made his way by third-place Jacob Allen in a lap, but then had to contend with 2017 Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Friday night’s Feature winner Brad Sweet – the two fastest cars of the night.

Sweet was a tenth of a second off setting a new track record in Qualifying, and then went on to win his Drydene Heat race. He took the early lead in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, but Haudenschild showed his muscle in the closing laps, powering by Sweet on the high side for the win.

Haudenschild then continued where he left off in the Dash, cruising to the lead in the Feature and pulling away from the field. His blistering pace put him in lap traffic a third of the way through the caution-free Feature, allowing Sweet and Gravel to get close enough to taste the lead.

Sweet used lap traffic to his advantage the night prior, besting Ian Madsen in the game of maneuverability through slower cars. That looked to be his fortune once again, until Gravel continued to make ground on him. While Sweet reeled in Haudenschild, Gravel had Sweet locked in his visor.

The two battled side by side for about four laps, swapping lanes every corner. By Lap 13, Gravel mastered the bottom of the tacky track through turns three and four, clearing Sweet down the front stretch and maintaining the position with a run on the high side of turns one and two.

That run not only cleared him of the blue Kasey Kahne Racing car, it put him in striking distance of Haudenschild’s car. While Haudenschild tried to maneuver around a lap car in turns three and four, Gravel pulled the same move on him that he pulled on Sweet, claiming the lead on Lap 14 and never relinquishing it.

“He (Haudenschild) didn’t hit his exit, and that just opened the door for me,” Gravel said. “Luckily, it all worked out. Whatever lane I went, I seemed to be faster.”

Haudenschild concurred with Gravel’s assessment of the race, acknowledging he made a mistake.

“I figured if I could just rip the cushion and make consistent laps, I’d be alright,” said Haudeschild, who ended up third. “Once I got to lappers and the guy was running the top, I really didn’t make a good move. Like David said, I lost my run off the exit.”

After starting the season with four finishes in-a-row outside the top-12, the Wooster, Ohio native has found consistency. He’s finished in the top-10 in his last five races – two of which have been top-five finishes.

“It’s been kind of a rocky start, but we’ve been building momentum here in these last few races,” Haudenschild said.

On a more consistent run is second-place finisher, Sweet. He’s finished in the top-five in six of his last seven races – four of which have been podium finishes, and one a victory. That’s placed him as the current Series points leader – four points ahead of reigning champion Donny Schatz.

“It’s always cool to lead the points, but I don’t even think we’re a tenth of the way through the season,” Grass Valley, Calif. native, Sweet said. “It’s going to be a long summer. As long as we keep getting better and standing on the podium, the points will shake out how they will at the end.”

Gravel, of Watertown, Conn., became only the second driver this year to claim more than one victory – Daryn Pittman was the first winning both races at Volusia Speedway Park.

With win number two out of the way, Gravel looks for more consistency with his Jason Johnson Racing team.

“We struggled, got a win, the next day ran 12th,” Gravel said. “Now, this weekend (in Arizona) we went third and first. As a team, that’s what you’re looking for, is having podiums and top-fives. That’s what makes a good season.”

The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its next stop Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at the historic Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 41-David Gravel [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$2,500]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$2,100]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [10][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [8][$1,500]; 12. 5-Shane Stewart [14][$1,200]; 13. 45-Chad Kemenah [12][$1,100]; 14. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [5][$1,050]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [19][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$900]; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$800]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [17][$800]; 19. 21-Brian Brown [9][$800]; 20. 11-Mike Kuemper [21][$800]; 21. 21P-Robbie Price [16][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-13, David Gravel 14-30; KSE Hard Charger Award:15-Donny Schatz[+9]
Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.452; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.573; 3. 41-David Gravel, 12.601; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.625; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.644; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.685; 7. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.686; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 12.704; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 12.718; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.759; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.766; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.767; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.796; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.845; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.859; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.859; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.875; 18. 45-Chad Kemenah, 12.962; 19. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.968; 20. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.104; 21. 11-Mike Kuemper, 13.573

 

 

THE CLOSER

‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet claims Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway

 

TUCSON, AZ – April 5, 2019 – With five laps to go in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway Friday night, Brad Sweet’s victory was far from certain.

 

Sweet had command of the race, having stolen the lead from Ian Madsen just before a Lap 19 caution. However, Madsen did not let the blue Kasey Kahne Racing car of Sweet out of his sight.

 

With lap traffic in Sweet’s windshield, Madsen used it to his advantage turning a car length distance between them into half a car length. Then a quarter. The laps were winding down in a hurry, but the race was far from over.

 

That is until the lap traffic that was helping Madsen catch Sweet, ended up killing his momentum with a lap to go, putting more than a car length back between he and Sweet, who went on to claim his first win of the 2019 season – his 35th career win overall.

 

“I was just kind of lucky to get through a few of those guys, just mistakes in lap traffic and we were in the right spot to capitalize,” said Grass Valley, Calif. native Sweet. “The car was superfast and made the opportunities for us to take advantage of those opportunities.”

 

His night didn’t start off looking like he would claim his second win at the raceway – his first coming in 2014. He broke down at the start of Hot Laps, but his KKR team got him back on track in time for Qualifying, ending up fifth. Sweet then went on to finish second in his Heat race – to winner Madsen. However, he then struggled in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, finishing last.

 

That resulted in Sweet starting sixth for the 30-lap Feature, while Madsen, who fared better in the Dash, started on the outside pole.

 

When the green flag flew, Madsen, last year’s Rookie of the Year, shot by polesitter Donny Schatz and ran away with the lead.

 

“Everyone’s always better in clean air,” said Madsen, who ended up second. “It just kind of got pretty tricky there in the middle of the race. We got stuck behind some lap cars and we just weren’t as good as Brad tonight to maneuver around to get past the lap cars.”

 

Madsen’s blistering pace at the start of the race put him in lap traffic by Lap five. While the Australian hustled his way around the slower cars, Sweet – with a little bit of luck on his side – methodically moved his way to the front, lap by lap.

 

“I think we were in the right place at the right time a lot of the time and we were able to capitalize,” Sweet said. “Coming from sixth to win is hard in these things, especially on a pretty fast track. We’ll take it any way we can get it.”

 

Luck wasn’t the only factor that helped him to the front. A little bit of skill, knowing where to put his car helped, too.

 

“Luckily for me, I kind of found a low line in turn one, and kind of low down the front stretch,” Sweet said. “If I could get off (turn) four equal or a little better than the guy in front of me, I could go low in turn one and it seemed like I could carry more speed. That’s where I made all of my passes.”

 

While Sweet and Madsen stole the show, Brent Marks raced his way to his best finish so far this year – sixth. Prior to that his best finish this year had been 11th in Las Vegas. After that he missed two races and had finished no better than 12th. But now, momentum is on his side going forward.

 

“I know my results through California don’t really show, but we’ve been getting our car really good,” said Marks after his first race at USA Raceway. “We’ll just keep plugging away and fine tuning this race car and try to have a little bit better luck on our side. Excited we got a good run tonight.”

 

Sweet is the ninth different winner this season in 10 races. Both Madsen and third-place finisher David Gravel, claimed a victory during the Series’ March California swing. While Sweet didn’t claim a victory during the swing, he had one of the best performances during it. He finished in the top-10 in all five races – four of them top-five finishes. And had the best average finish of 4.4.

 

That consistency, in addition to Friday night’s win, has left him tied for the points lead with 10-times Series champion, Schatz. Daryn Pittman, who was tied for the points lead with Schatz coming into the race is now third – just six points behind the two.

 

“It’s nice to get the first win and hopefully we can carry the momentum going forward,” Sweet said. “It’s a long season. We’re 10 races into a 94-race schedule, so hopefully this is good signs to come for us.”

 

The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its next stop Saturday, April 6, at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

 

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

 

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$10,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [3][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,100]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,050]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [8][$2,000]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [16][$1,500]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$1,200]; 13. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [19][$1,100]; 14. 2-Carson Macedo [13][$1,050]; 15. 45-Chad Kemenah [9][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$900]; 17. 21P-Robbie Price [17][$800]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$800]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$800]; 21. 7-Gravy Fairfield [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-18, Brad Sweet 19-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg[+6]

Qualifying - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.234; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.272; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.279; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.295; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.302; 6. 41-David Gravel, 13.321; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.339; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.368; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.39; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 13.432; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.433; 12. 45-Chad Kemenah, 13.472; 13. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.505; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.518; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.592; 16. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.619; 17. 21P-Robbie Price, 13.648; 18. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.76; 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.84; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.866; 21. 7-Gravy Fairfield, 18.4

 

 

SWEEP DREAMS

Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown

 

 

 

PERRIS, CA – MARCH 30, 2019 – Aaron Reutzel wrote an eloquent ending to the eventful and riveting story of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ California swing, ending it Saturday night in similar fashion to how it began.

 

Last year’s Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen opened the swing in early March at Thunderbowl Raceway — where Reutzel won his first ever World of Outlaws race last year during the swing —  winning everything he could: fastest in practice, Quick Time, Heat win, drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, won the Dash, lead every lap in the Feature and won it.

 

Reutzel did exactly the same at the half-mile Perris Auto Speedway. He was fastest in practice. Quick Time. Won his Heat race. Drew the pole for the Dash. Won the Dash. Lead every lap in the 30-lap Feature and claimed his second World of Outlaws win at the SoCal Showdown.

 

“Unbelievable,” the Clute, Texas native said, having to pause afterward, as if to try and grasp the dominance himself.

 

Coming into the Perris race, Reutzel had a top-five and two top-10 finishes in the California swing and sat seventh in Series points, ahead of full-time World of Outlaws drivers such as Shane Stewart and Madsen. But to Reutzel, he was having a terrible year and it was time for a change.

 

He and his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports team made one the morning of the race. It worked.

 

“We just went back to everything we were doing last year,” Reutzel said. “We just made one little change and it made the difference.”

 

That little change; ditching a newly built car to put an old car back together.

 

“There’s nothing different between them,” Reutzel said. “Sometimes you just get a car that doesn’t work, and that might have been one that doesn’t work. Everything else exactly them same. It just worked out for us.”

 

With the car he’s been running, Reutzel said it felt like he and his team were always playing catch up when it came to the Feature and could never qualify well anymore.

 

“That’s something you can’t do with these (World of Outlaws) guys,” Reutzel said.

 

Now, his confidence is back. It showed on track, holding off two California natives who grew up racing on the California swing tracks — rookie Carson Macedo and Rico Abreu.

 

In the early stage of the Feature, Macedo presented himself as a possible threat to Reutzel, inching in on him lap after lap. After an early red flag, for a flip involving Brent Marks, Reutzel had his biggest challenge yet with Macedo starting next to him and Abreu behind them. But when the green flag dropped, Macedo and Abreu were left trading slide jobs to determine who would finish second while Reutzel sailed away. It was the same story with on another restart a couple of laps later.

 

“I felt like I had a couple of runs at him on a couple of restarts, and it just seemed like… It’s just the way it went,” said Macedo, who finished second. “Aaron did a good job all night. I felt like we had a good race car. I felt like we had a good package all night.”

 

Macedo has had one of the best California swings out of all full-time World of Outlaws drivers, having finished in the top-10 in all five races and got his first win of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway.

 

“We’re having a lot of fun right now,” Macedo said. “We’re putting good runs up on the board and that’s what it’s all about with the Outlaws.”

 

In line with Macedo and Madsen, Reutzel is the eighth different winner this year in the past nine races. And even though it’s his second ever Series win, it’s still as special as the first.

 

“Whether you have 100 (wins) or your Donny Schatz getting another one or me getting my second one, just winning an Outlaw race is huge in general,” Reutzel said. “It feels really good to get it.”

 

Reutzel’s win closes the story of the 2019 World of Outlaws Spring Break California swing, but the Series continues next weekend on Friday, April 5, for the Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. and on Saturday, April 6, for the Arizona Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

 

The Texan’s next chapter with the World of Outlaws will begin in May at Eldora Speedway.

 

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.
 

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps)

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3][$5,500]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6][$2,800]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$2,200]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [10][$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,050]; 10. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$2,000]; 11. 45-Chad Kemenah [4][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [11][$1,200]; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [18][$1,050]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,000]; 16. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$900]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [17][$800]; 18. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$800]; 21. 21P-Robbie Price [20][$800]; 22. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [19][$800]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 71P-Parker Price-Miller[+6]

 

Qualifying - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.377; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.398; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.409; 4. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.418; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.546; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.559; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.585; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 14.59; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.592; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.653; 11. 45-Chad Kemenah, 14.671; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.672; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 14.681; 14. 41-David Gravel, 14.684; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.719; 16. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.724; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.732; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.732; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.748; 20. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.785; 21. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.809; 22. 21P-Robbie Price, 14.832; 23. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.842; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.845; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.929; 26. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 15.399

 

 

 

BOTTOM’S UP

Gravel rides low groove to victory for Jason Johnson Racing’s first World of Outlaws win since Johnson’s death

 

 

 

HANFORD, CA – MARCH 29, 2019 – Nothing was going to stop David Gravel from jumping out of his car.

 

Out of breath with a wide grin on his face, he high-fived and hugged his crew members while en route to a bath of confetti when he stood on the back of his car and pointed to the sky.

 

Not only was he celebrating his first win of the season at Keller Auto Speedway, his 40th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win and his first win with his new Jason Johnson Racing team, he honored the man whose car he drives.

 

This is the first World of Outlaws win for the Jason Johnson Racing team since co-owner and driver Jason Johnson died in a crash last June at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin.

 

“It’s definitely special,” said Gravel, almost lost for words.

 

The start of his night did not signal a potential victory, with the luck of the draw sending him out last for qualifying. He managed a 15th-place qualifying effort on a track several drivers called “tricky” due to its slick condition.

 

It didn’t take long for Gravel to figure out the trick, winning his Heat race.

 

“It really set us up for the rest of the night,” Gravel said. “I knew the bottom was going to be a factor.”

 

Gravel’s crew chief, Philip Dietz, said Gravel called his shot before the Feature. He was going to stick to the bottom until he figured it out. And he did.

 

Starting from the pole, Sheldon Haudenschild shot to the early lead of the Feature, riding the high side of the slick track. While he led, the hoard of drivers behind him were rarely in the same lane or position lap after lap. They tried high. They tried low. Wherever there was grip, they made sure to use up every inch of it.

 

Closing in on halfway through the 35-lap Feature, the bottom proved to be the preferred line of choice. Shane Stewart, who faced heart-break last race at the Stockton Dirt Track after blowing a tire while leading with five laps to go, looked to have his sight set on redemption, reeling in the 2017 Rookie of the Year.

 

Stewart took the lead on lap 20, but his hope for redemption was short lived as Gravel had been working the bottom of the track to perfection and was not far behind. He took the lead from Stewart – driving for Gravel’s former team, CJB Motorsports – two laps later.

 

“Honestly, I just didn’t have the patients to run the bottom in turns 1 and 2,” said Stewart, who ended up third. “Driver instincts, you just don’t know what to do at times. Once David went by me, I tried to run the bottom again, and missed it a couple of times. I thought I should get back up to the top and then (Daryn) Pittman got me.”

 

Pittman, who extended his points lead over second-place Donny Schatz to 12 points by finishing second, was still all smiles after his third runner-up finish of the year.

 

“I would have never guessed from the beginning of that race that we would be just putting around the bottom,” Pittman said. “We were not set up for that at all. I honestly thought the top would stay dominate. It never crossed my mind that we would be running the bottom.”

 

Like he planned it himself, Gravel said he knew other drivers would burn off the top of the track and the bottom would be the dominate line. He just had to stay patient enough to remain there throughout the race.

 

Although he did go to the top one lap, but he said that was only because the bottom was crowded. He ran his race.

 

“I was just trying to run my line,” Gravel said. “I knew if I missed up one corner and was still in the lead, I knew I wouldn’t have gotten passed if I just hit my marks after that. Luckily we were able to hang on and win.”

 

It was a special win to him and his crew.

 

“It’s definitely different,” said Tyler Elliott, the car chief for the Jason Johnson Racing team. “It’s not the same. But it’s exciting. Overwhelming.”

 

After three races in-a-row without a top-10 finish, Elliot said the win is well needed.

 

Dietz added its “definitely an emotional night” for the team.

 

“This is one track we’ve struggled at over the years,” he said. “We knew we had to up our game when we came in tonight. To go out and pick up a win for JJR and all of our sponsors, you know, we couldn’t ask for a better night."

 

Nothing was going to stop Dietz and the Jason Johnson team from celebrating in Victory Lane with an out of breath and wide grinning Gravel.

 

The Series will wrap up its Spring Break tour through California Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.

 

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps)

1. 41-David Gravel [7][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$5,500]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [3][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,300]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic [8][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [11][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23][$1,500]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [12][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [4][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$1,050]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Tim Kaeding [21][$900]; 17. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [16][$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$800]; 19. 88N-DJ Netto [19][$800]; 20. 45-Chad Kemenah [18][$800]; 21. 7-Jason Sides [10][$800]; 22. O-Bud Kaeding [14][$800]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [20][$800]; 24. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-19, Shane Stewart 20-21, David Gravel 22-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+12]

 

 

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.531; 2. 19-Brent Marks, 14.609; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 14.799; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 14.853; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.048; 6. 21P-Robbie Price, 15.125; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.133; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.178; 9. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.207; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.217; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.228; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 15.287; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 15.308; 14. 7-Jason Sides, 15.312; 15. 41-David Gravel, 15.333; 16. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.363; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.37; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.43; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.479; 20. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.526; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.535; 22. 45-Chad Kemenah, 15.571; 23. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.617; 24. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.618; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.627; 26. O-Bud Kaeding, 15.643; 27. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.663; 28. 21X-Ryan Bernal, 15.696; 29. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.703; 30. 98-Sean Watts, 15.709; 31. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.743; 32. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 15.95

 

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united rebel sprint series

Cranston Tops URSS Dodge City Season Opener

 

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 6, 2019) – Luke Cranston opened the 2019 season at Dodge City Raceway Park by racing to victory lane in the 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Racing feature event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

 

In the 25-lap DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS feature, Ness City native Cranston gridded the feature inside the third row as Brian Herbert and Koby Walters led the way to the green flag but it was fourth-starter Ty Williams battling into the early lead.

 

Vying for his third DCRP opening night win in the last five years, Williams paced the opening eight rounds before looping it in turn three to hand the lead over to Walters with Cranston on his tailtank.

 

Walters kept Cranston at bay for ten rounds before Cranston finally found the opening he was looking for in traffic and battled into eh lead on the 19th circuit.  Cranston led the rest of the way, taking the checkered flag ahead of Walters with two-time track champion Taylor Velasquez racing to the third-place podium finish.

 

Herbert crossed the stripe fourth with Jake Martens rounding out the top five.  Andy Shouse was sixth with defending track champion Steven Richardson, Jeremy Huish, Jed Werner and Tyler Knight completing the top ten.

 

The feature event was slowed by one red flag when Jordan Knight went for a hard ride on the fronstretch.  Knight walked away from the incident.

 

Tyler Knight, Williams, Huish and Walters topped heat race action for the 28-car Sprint Car field with Richardson winning the “B” Main. Kade Hagans took top honors in the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger award moving up 7 spots.

 

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) Presented by Mel Hambelton Racing

 

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 72-Ray Seemann, 7. 2J-Zach Blurton.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 34c-Cale Cozad, 7. 29-Dalton Webb.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 17x-Kade Hagans, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 5-Kirby Kyles.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 27-Andy Shouse, 4. 17-Todd Plemons, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 17s-Chad Salem, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

“B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 8. 17x-Kade Hagans, 9. 34c-Cale Cozad, 10. 29-Dalton Webb, 11. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 12. 5-Kirby Kyles, 13. 17s-Chad Salem, 14. 28-Tracey Hill, 15. 49-Kris Moore (DNS), 16. 18-Brandon Sprott (DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 48-Jake Martens, 6. 27-Andy Shouse, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 11k-Tyler Knight, 11. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 12. 2J-Zach Blurton, 13. 17x-Kade Hagans, 14. 911-Ty Williams, 15. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 16. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 17. 10-Jordan Knight, 18. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 19. 17-Todd Plemons, 20. 72-Ray Seemann.

Lap Leaders: Ty Williams 1-8, Koby Walters 8-18, Luke Cranston 19-25.

 

 

 

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LAWRENCEBURG USAC SPRINT RACE RAINED OUT

 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 19, 2019).........Ongoing rain and a forecast for more precipitation on raceday has forced cancellation of the April 20 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship event this Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

 
The series will make three more visits to the southeastern Indiana 3/8-mile dirt oval this season, making stops on July 21 for "Indiana Sprint Week" and on October 5 for the "Fall Nationals."  Additionally, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will make a stop at "The Burg" on June 8 for "Indiana Midget Week."

 
The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship now resumes on May 10-11 for a doubleheader #LetsRaceTwo weekend at Rossburg, Ohio's Eldora Speedway.  Cullman, Alabama's Kevin Thomas, Jr. leads the standings.  Chris Windom, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary and Brady Bacon have each been victorious this season through the series' first four races.

 
Meanwhile, the Silver Crown Champ Car Series' Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" is up next up on the USAC National trail on Saturday, April 27.

 
Lawrenceburg Speedway gets back to action next Saturday, April 27 with the "King of the Midwest" featuring Kelsey Chevrolet Sprint Cars, KOI Auto Parts UMP Modifieds, Impact Sports Pure Stocks and Bessler's U Pull & Save Hornets.

 

#5G Chris Windom
 
(Cameron Neveu Photo)

 

 
WINDOM AND GOACHER FORM FORMIDABLE COMBO AT LAWRENCEBURG

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 18, 2019).........Chris Windom was just shy of 20 months old when Goacher Racing reached its peak finish in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

 
That August day in 1992 showed some familiar names that are still on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car radar to this very day, including cars entered by Dynamics, Inc., Paul Hazen and driver/owner Bill Rose, just to name a few, along with drivers Jeff Walker, Eric Gordon, Tony Stewart and current USAC Pace Truck driver Ray Kenens.

 
Kevin Thomas (no relation to Jr.) won the first of his seven career USAC National Sprint Car features that night aboard Hazen's famed No. 57.  The driver and team who finished second that night both remain not only active, but remain thriving. and primed for victory in the series' return to "The Burg" this Saturday night, April 20.

 
That's Dave Darland and Goacher Racing.

 
Darland reached victory lane for the first time with USAC nine months later, and of course, went on to become the winningest driver in the history of the USAC National Sprint Car division with 62 triumphs and counting.

 
A month following the Lawrenceburg race, Goacher Racing earned its first USAC victory with Danny Smith driving the No. 5G to the win in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway.  Over the years, the Goacher team has made sporadic appearances with USAC, and most notably, captured the "Little 500" Sprint Car race in 2015 with Windom.

 
In 2018, the team returned to the USAC scene, making eight appearances with Shane Cottle as the driver with a top result of sixth at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track last Fall.

 
Coming into this season, Windom, the 2016 USAC Silver Crown champ and 2017 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car titlist, found himself without a ride after several successful campaigns with the Baldwin Brothers.  Quickly, a deal came together between the Canton, Ill. pilot, Goacher Racing, crew chief Derek Claxton, NOS Energy Drink, Joe Brandon/Parallax Power Supply and Jonathan Byrd's Racing to compete on the full tour in 2019.

 
Right out of the box, Windom and Goacher posted a victory on the board, winning the season opener in Ocala, Fla., continuing his run of success behind the wheel and providing Goacher Racing with its second-ever USAC win, 27 years after its first.

 
Goacher's Lawrenceburg success came on the former quarter-mile track at Lawrenceburg, while the bulk of Windom's shining moments there have come on today's current three-eighths of a mile layout.  Although, Windom did score a fourth-place finish during his Rookie season of 2007 on the former track.

 
Coming into the most recent Springtime USAC National Sprint Car race held at Lawrenceburg, in April 2017, Windom had some voodoo to battle.  In almost a cruel way, he had finished second on five different occasions during his USAC Sprint Car career at Lawrenceburg.

 
At the green on that night, Chad Boespflug initially held the advantage into turn one, but Windom answered with a big run down the banking off turn two to blast around the outside of Boespflug and grab the lead.  Once clear, Windom shot away to a full-straightaway lead by the time the caution fell for the slowing car of Carson Short on lap nine.

 
Just past the halfway point, Windom neared the tail end of the field, weaving his way through the lapped traffic as a trail of sparks began to stream out of his orange number 5.  Windom was working both pedals on entry, and if the brakes went out, they went out, which would seem to make it a bit of a hairy situation for many.  But Windom was on a rail as he negotiated the lappers, clearing them by the 24th lap.

 
However, with Cottle coming to a rest backwards on the inside of turn four with five laps remaining, the yellow flag would fly and bunch up the field for one final run to the checkered.

 
As Windom ventured up to the top of turn one on the lap 26 restart, Boespflug made one last go of it as he tried to slide up in front of Windom between turns one and two.  The second, third and fourth verses were the same as the first. Windom never batted an eye as he cruised around the outside of Boespflug to take the advantage for good, distancing himself from Boespflug by 1.3 seconds at race end to shed the label of perennial Lawrenceburg bridesmaid.

 
The only other time Windom's won this early in the season, before May, it resulted in a USAC National Sprint Car title for him back in 2017.  With a win under already under his belt in his initial full season for the Goachers, if the past is any indicator of what lies ahead, this could become a magical season for this combo.

 
Pit gates for the Saturday, April 20 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car event at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway open at 3pm, front gates and drivers meeting at 5pm, with cars set to hit the track at 6pm (Eastern).

 
Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids age 7-12 are $7, children age 6 and under are FREE!  Pit passes for all ages are $30 apiece.

 
Lawrenceburg Speedway is located at 351 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.  You can reach the track via phone at (812) 539-4700 and on their website at  http://lawrenceburgspeedway.com/.

 
LIVE flag-to-flag coverage of the event will be on  http://www.FloRacing.com/.  Listen to LIVE audio of all the happenings on the USAC app.  Following along with live updates on  https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and  https://twitter.com/USACNation with live timing and scoring available on the Race Monitor app.
Chris Allen, Jr. celebrates Wednesday night's USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car feature at Delaware International Speedway. (Chad Warner Photo)
 



 
ALLEN RIM RIDES TO EAST COAST VICTORY AT DELAWARE

 
By: Jenna Shotz

 
DELMAR, DELAWARE (April 18th, 2019)-Chris Allen Jr. scored his first series victory on Wednesday at the ½ mile of Delaware International Speedway with the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars. Bill Unglert had the early lead, holding off Allen's advances until lap seven. Once Allen found comfort on the top groove, he managed to rocket past Unglert and secure the lead coming out of turn two.

 
Until a caution on lap 17, Allen managed to have a four-second lead on the rest of field while he worked his way through lapped traffic. There was a fantastic battle for every position in the top 5, as Chandler Leiby, Steven Drevicki, and Eddie Strada traded exciting slide jobs for position.

 
In the end it would be Bill Unglert and Eddie Strada on the podium with Chris Allen Jr. "It has been a hard couple of years not racing as much as we wish we could with rainouts and stuff. This win is awesome, though." Explained Allen Jr. in victory lane. This win has been a long time coming for Chris, as he has had strong finishes in the past but came up short of a victory last season. Allen Jr. carried his momentum from a Hard Charger Award just four days ago at Lincoln Speedway (p4 finish).

 
The USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars will make their next appearance NEXT FRIDAY April 26th, 2019 at the BEDFORD FAIR SPEEDWAY. More information will be released soon.

 
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USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2019 - Delaware International Speedway - Delmar, Delaware

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps, All Qualify, Top 3 to Redraw) 1. Steven Drevicki (#19 Drevicki), 2. Chris Allen, Jr. (#71 Allen), 3. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 Kobylarz), 4. Mark Bitner (#15 Bitner), 5. Heidi Hedin (#3H Hedin), 6. Jonathan Swanson (#17J Swanson). NT

 
SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps, All Qualify, Top 3 to Redraw) 1. Chandler Leiby (#119 Leiby), 2. Eddie Strada (#5G Gallagher), 3. Bill Unglert (#33B Unglert), 4. Ryan Quackenbush (#5Q TQT), 5. David Swanson (#117 Swanson), 6. Mike Thompson (#39 Hogue), 7. Craig Pellegrini, Jr. (#11A Pellegrini). NT

 
FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Chris Allen, Jr., 2. Bill Unglert, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Steven Drevicki, 5. Chandler Leiby, 6. Trevor Kobylarz, 7. Mark Bitner, 8. Ryan Quackenbush, 9. Eric Jennings (#61 Jennings), 10. Mike Thompson, 11. Jonathan Swanson, 12. David Swanson, 13. Heidi Hedin, 14. Craig Pellegrini, Jr. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Unglert, Laps 7-25 Allen.

 
SCOTTY SIGNS HARD CHARGER: Eric Jennings (14th to 9th)

 

Two-time USAC Midwest Thunder Midget champ
Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio.
 
(Bill Miller Photo)



 
SPEED2 IMRA AND MTM MIDGETS DEBUT SATURDAY

 
Speedway, Indiana (April 16, 2019).........The Midwest Thunder and Engler IMRA Speed2 Midget series are both in action for the first time in 2019 this Saturday night, April 20, as the season gets into full swing.

 
Indiana's Montpelier Motor Speedway hosts the MTM debut on the quarter-mile dirt oval.  Springfield, Ohio's Aaron Leffel, who's won the past two series titles, led all drivers with three victories in six appearances last season at Montpelier.  Stratton Briggs grabbed two while Alex Watson topped the finale.

 
Midgets, UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars and FWD Compacts are on tap at Montpelier this Saturday.  Gates open at 3pm Eastern with hot laps at 5pm and racing at 6:30pm.  Adult general admission tickets are $20, kids 12 and under are free (with paid adult).  Pit passes are $30 apiece.

 
Meanwhile, in the Land of Lincoln, in neighboring Illinois, the Illinois Midget Racing Association is ready to debut Saturday in the 36thseason opener for Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.  Reigning series champ Andy Baugh of Mason City, Ill. led the series with five wins in 14 appearances at Spoon River in 2018.  Shane Morgan, Korey Weyant and Mitchell Davis each grabbed two apiece while Gedd Ross, Robby McQuinn and Sean Murphy each added one.

 
Also on the card are the Lucas Oil POWRI WAR Sprint Cars, DirtCar Modifieds, DirtCar Pro L/M and DirtCar Hornets.  An Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) will be held around 5pm Central by the main concession stand.

 
Pits open at 2pm Central, grandstands at 4pm, hot laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm.  Adult general admission tickets are $20, kids 10 and under are free.  Pit passes are $40 apiece.
#14 Eric Jennings



 
WEDNESDAY BRINGS EAST COAST SPRINTS TO DELAWARE

 
Delmar, Delaware (April 16, 2019).........Reigning USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car champion Steven Drevicki, fresh off his victory in last week's opener, leads the series into this Wednesday night's April 17 race at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar.

 
Drevicki was victorious in the series' lone visit to Delaware in 2018, leading all 25 laps to score the win and leads the standings coming into this week's race, the first of two trips to the half-mile dirt oval this year, with the season also concluding at Delaware on September 7.

 
Drevicki, of Reading, Pa., leads the points by three markers over Eddie Strada, followed by Carmen Perigo, Chris Allen, Jr. and Chandler Leiby.

 
The event card also features the RUSH Tour - Raelyn Huffman Memorial featuring RUSH, Trucks and Chargers.  Gates open for this Wednesday's event at 4pm Eastern with the drivers meeting set for 6pm and hot laps at 6:30pm.

 
Last Saturday, Drevicki found comfort in the bottom groove, but despite having to battle through lapped traffic just past the midway point, was able to finesse his way through with ease, pulling away for the victory over Strada, Carmen Perigo, Allen and Leiby.

 
USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT POINTS: 1-Drevicki-77, 2-Strada-74, 3-Perigo-70, 4-Allen-66, 5-Leiby-66, 6-Jennings-63, 7-Hivner-58, 8-Kobylarz-52, 9-Unglert-49, 10-Swanson-45.

 

#4 Justin Grant, 4th in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car standings.
 
(Neil Cavanah Photo)



 
USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 15, 2019).........Springtime at Lawrenceburg Speedway has been an annual tradition for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars over the years.  This Saturday, April 20, marks "take two" following Mother Nature's interruption of racing a few weeks back at the 3/8-mile high bank dirt oval.

 
Eighteen such Springtime events have been held over the past three-and-a-half decades, since 1984.  Four expected entrants for Saturday's upcoming race have enjoyed an early-season USAC Sprint Car win in recent times at "The Burg:" Chris Windom (2017), Dave Darland (2016), Justin Grant (2014) and Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2013).

 
On the most recent of those occasions, USAC Sprint Car and Silver Crown titlist Windom raced to victory.  The Canton, Ill. driver captured this year's season opener in Ocala, Fla., and holds down sixth in the standings in his first campaign for Goacher Racing, who finished 2nd during a USAC Sprint stop at Lawrenceburg in 1992 with Darland as the pilot.

 
No driver has tasted victory at Lawrenceburg in USAC Sprint Car competition more often than Lincoln, Indiana's Darland with seven victories, twice in 1998, and once each in 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010 and, most recently, in the Spring of 2016.  Perhaps even more impressive is that the 1999 series champion has accomplished each of those seven victories with six different teams and has an opportunity to tack on another this weekend.

 
Like Windom, Grant has won this season and is also a spring Lawrenceburg winner to boot.  The Ione, Calif. native won in Ocala back in February and is fourth in the standings following three finishes inside the top-six during the first four events of the season.  Not only did Grant's first career USAC win come at Lawrenceburg, he also was victorious in the most recent visit by the series last fall in addition to his April 2014 win.

 
Following last Friday's Bloomington round, Thomas took over the series point lead, and is now up by three markers over C.J. Leary coming into this weekend.  Thomas is certainly knocking on the door for his first victory of the season you could say, but this door is seemingly almost off the hinges, with Thomas recording three runner-up finishes in his first four outings this season and is the only driver to have placed in the top-five in each of those four starts.  The Cullman, Ala. driver owns three wins at Lawrenceburg, twice in 2013 and the closer in 2017.

 
Robert Ballou will arrive at this Saturday's race as the most recent winner at Lawrenceburg.  The Rocklin, Calif. native was in winning form last Saturday at Lawrenceburg, leading 15 laps, including the last 14, to capture the 25-lap unsanctioned main event.  The 2015 series champ from Rocklin, Calif. won with USAC at The Burg back in 2011.

 
Brady Bacon is fresh off his first USAC National Sprint Car win of the year, last Friday at Bloomington.  He's returned in the Dynamics, Inc. colors for 2019, for whom he won with at Lawrenceburg in 2015.  The Broken Arrow, Okla. driver was the hard charger in the unsanctioned season opener there two weeks ago, advancing from 17th to 4th by race's end.

 
C.J. Leary is a past track champion at Lawrenceburg and that experience showed with a USAC victory during the 2017 season.  The Greenfield, Ind. driver dropped back to second in the standings following last weekend's affair at Bloomington, where he established a new one-lap track record earlier in the evening.  Leary's new foray in the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports car for 2019 has already netted a victory in the "Winter Dirt Games X" finale at Ocala back in February.

 
Reigning series champ Tyler Courtney is beginning to heat up with finishes of 3rd, 3rd and 4th in his last three races.  The Indianapolis, Ind. wheelman has been in victory lane at Lawrenceburg with USAC, dominating all 30 laps of last year's "Indiana Sprint Week" stop.

 
Chase Stockon and Josh Hodges, similar to Grant, have a fondness for Lawrenceburg as that is where each driver captured his first career USAC National Sprint Car feature victory.  Fort Branch, Indiana's Stockon wired the field, leading all 30 laps, to win in the Fall of 2012.  Meanwhile, Hodges of Tijeras, New Mexico, took the lead just past the halfway mark to score his first, and to date, only career USAC win.  He did so in track record-fashion that night as well, ripping around the joint in 7:21.09, a 30-lap record which still stands today.

 
Additional springtime USAC National Sprint Car winners at Lawrenceburg over the years include Rick Hood (1984-85-86), Jack Hewitt (1988), Jon Stanbrough (1994-2006), Kevin Doty (1998), Kevin Briscoe (1999), J.J. Yeley (2003), Jay Drake (2003), Levi Jones (2007), Josh Wise (2009), Jerry Coons, Jr. (2010) and Logan Jarrett (2015).
Pit gates for the Saturday, April 20 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car event at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway open at 3pm, front gates at 5pm, with cars set to hit the track at 6pm (Eastern). 

 
Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids age 7-12 are $7, children age 6 and under are FREE!  Pit passes for all ages are $30 apiece.

 
Lawrenceburg Speedway is located at 351 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.  You can reach the track via phone at (812) 539-4700 and on their website at  http://lawrenceburgspeedway.com/ .

 
LIVE flag-to-flag coverage of the event will be on  http://www.FloRacing.com/ .  Listen to LIVE audio of all the happenings on the USAC app.  Following along with live updates on  https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/  and  https://twitter.com/USACNation  with live timing and scoring available on the Race Monitor app.

 

 

#16 Austin Nemire battles #24 Mike Haggenbottom during last year's
"Sumar Classic." 
(Kasi Chapman Photo)



 
SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019).........Five past winners of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" are ready to roll in this Sunday's 19th edition of the event at the Terre Haute Action Track.

 
The USAC Silver Crown season opener from the half-mile dirt oval on April 14 features 27 drivers and cars, including the reigning winner from Ione, California, Justin Grant (2018), Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. (2017), Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary (2016), Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. (2015) and Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson (2014).

 
Swanson captured the season opener in March at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway, marking a highly-successful debut with Nolen Racing, who themselves are two-time winners of the "Sumar Classic" in 1998 and 2002, both with driver Tony Elliott.

 
Ten of the 27 pilots in the field have tallied Silver Crown victories during their careers.  In addition to those mentioned above, you can include Muncie, Indiana's Aaron Pierce who recorded the fastest single lap in Silver Crown series history, 2014 last lap LOR winner David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisc., Fortville, Indiana's nine-time "Little 400" winner Eric Gordon, a winner in all three of USAC's National divisions in Shane Cottle of Kokomo, Ind. and Indianapolis, Indiana's reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Tyler Courtney, who won the pole for last year's "Sumar."  Pierce, Byrne and Gordon are aiming for their first victories with the series on the dirt.

 
Another group of five has won in USAC National competition before in either the AMSOIL National Sprint Car or NOS Energy Drink National Midget divisions.  Among those are two-time "Little 500" winner Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Ind., two-time USAC National Sprint Car champ Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla., last weekend's "Kokomo Grand Prix" winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, Ala., past Gas City I-69 Speedway "Indiana Midget Week" winner Steve Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa. and two-time USAC Sprint Car feature victor Bill Rose of Plainfield, Ind.

 
New Castle, Indiana's Kyle Robbins was solid en route to scoring Silver Crown Rookie of the Year last season.  Now, a new crop of Rookies are ready to tackle the series, including six-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Chad Kemenah of Alvada, Ohio, who will be making his series debut at Terre Haute.  Ellisville, Mississippi's Joey Schmidt was impressive in his series debut on the pavement at Memphis, finishing 5th.   Sprint Car veteran Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio will make his first Terre Haute Silver Crown appearance, four years after his only career start, in 2015 at Eldora.

 
Korey Weyant (Springfield, Ill.) and Dave Berkheimer (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) each have previous starts with the series, but retain their Rookie status for the 2019 season.

 
Silver Crown veterans in the "Sumar" field include Johnny Petrozelle (Denton, N.C.), Austin Nemire (Sylvania, Ohio), Travis Welpott (Pendleton, Ind.), Mike Haggenbottom (Levittown, Pa.) and Terry Babb (Decatur, Ill), all looking to add another Terre Haute start to their resume.

 
Pits open at 1pm Eastern on Sunday with grandstands opening at 2pm, an open pit party from 2-3:15pm, drivers meeting at 3:30pm, practice at 4:30pm, Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying at 5:30pm and racing at 6:30pm.

 
Adult general admission tickets are $25, infield tickets $15 and kids 11 and under FREE.  Pit passes are $30 for USAC/UMP members and $35 for non-members.

 
The "Sumar Classic" can be watched LIVE on  http://www.FloRacing.com/ .

 
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"SUMAR CLASSIC" ENTRY LIST: (27 Drivers)
07 JACOB WILSON/Crawfordsville, IN (Wilson Brothers Racing)
6 BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (Klatt Enterprises)
7 KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)
8 JOHNNY PETROZELLE/Denton, NC (Cornell-Petrozelle Racing)
9 KEVIN THOMAS, JR./Cullman, AL (Chris Dyson Racing)
10 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (DMW Motorsports)
15 ®CHAD KEMENAH/Alvada, OH (Bob Hampshire)
16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH (Nemire-Lesko Racing)
17 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (Goodnight-Byrd Racing)
18 TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN (Travis Welpott-Ernie Gorman Racing)
20 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA (Gene Nolen Racing)
24 MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM/Levittown, PA (John Haggenbottom)
25 ®JOEY SCHMIDT/Ellisville, MS (Sam Pierce)
26 AARON PIERCE/Muncie, IN (Sam Pierce)
31 ®DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)
34 TERRY BABB/Decatur, IL (Ken Morford)
39 MATT GOODNIGHT/Winchester, IN (Goodnight Racing)
40 DAVID BYRNE/Shullsburg, WI (Byrne Racing)
53 STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (Five Three Motorsports)
57 ®DALLAS HEWITT/Troy, OH (Todd Keen)
66 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose)
71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL (Hardy Boys Motorsports)
78 ERIC GORDON/Fortville, IN (Armstrong-Slinkard Racing)
81 SHANE COTTLE/Kokomo, IN (Curtis Williams)
91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)
97 TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Hans Lein)
99 ®KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL (Scott Weyant)

 

C.J. Leary's DMW Motorsports Ride for this Sunday's "Sumar Classic" at Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track.
 
(Mickey Meyer Photo)



 
LEARY MAKES RETURN
TO HOME OF SUMAR BREAKTHROUGH

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019).........The old adage 'Good things come to those who wait' is a noble thought.  But, in motorsports, the saying can be an endeavor that can be arduous and, at times, fruitless.

 
C.J. Leary's time finally arrived at the "Sumar Classic" in Terre Haute back in 2016 where he made his long-awaited debut in USAC National victory lane in his fourth year on the National tour, his second in Silver Crown.  In the process, he made history by joining his father Chuck, who won the 1997 "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, to become the first, and still only, father-son duo to win races in the 49-year history of the Silver Crown Series.

 
Since that time, Leary has blossomed into a threat in any type of racecar, recently notching his eighth career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory in Ocala, Fla. and currently leads the series standings heading into this weekend's batch of USAC action in Indiana with the Sprint Cars Friday night, April 12, at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday night, April 13, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, and concluding with the 19th running of the "Sumar Classic" Sunday, April 14, when the big cars of the Silver Crown division take on the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute.

 
The Greenfield, Ind. driver has also secured a top-of-the-line midget ride with FMR Racing and is third in points in his Rookie season thus far with three top-fives in four starts.

 
Midway through last season, Leary made the jump from the family-owned No. 30 Silver Crown car that had been a fixture on the racing scene for the last quarter century and driven by the likes of his father and Tracy Hines to much success.  Though the results didn't bear it out, Leary was tough as nails on the Illinois dirt miles in the DMW Motorsports No. 10 last summer with a pair of successful runs at Springfield and Du Quoin before mechanical and fuel troubles interfered with a shot at victory.

 
Leary jumped back into the No. 30 for the 2018 season finale at Eldora and rode the rim to victory in one of the most competitive races in series history, swapping the lead with Kevin Thomas, Jr. seven times officially at the start/finish line seven times during the final 17 laps before prevailing.

 
That was his last time on the dirt in a Silver Crown car.  But now, with the DMW car and Leary teaming up for the full tour, the look will be slightly different with a new number and new colors than the familiar No. 30, but expect to see Leary at the top of his game this Sunday at Terre Haute, right where he was back in the 2016 opener.

 
In that one, Leary, a past Rookie of the Year with USAC in the National Sprint Cars and Silver Crown, took the lead from Justin Grant on lap 94 and reversed his fortunes from last year's "Sumar Classic" second place finish to take the victory.

 
The afternoon sunshine created a challenge for each of the teams from the get-go on that Spring day three years ago.  Within the first 10 laps, turn two took rubber and became a treacherous test as the drivers had little room for error between the paper-thin cushion and the Action Track's infamous red, white and blue cement.

 
Leary, who started outside the front row, continuously made runs at fast qualifier and race pole sitter Grant for the lead, but was never able to pull ahead, having to settle for the second spot throughout the middle portion of the race.  On lap 55, Grant tagged the wall with the right rear in turn two, briefly disrupting his rhythm and momentum, but Leary was unable to close the gap, hitting the wall in the same spot as Grant moments later, with both continuing without damage.

 
With less than 20 to go, Leary closed on Grant once again after Grant bounced his right rear off the turn two wall, but Leary was unable to shrink the advantage, getting pinned behind the lapped car of Neil Shepherd on the bottom, allowing Bacon to run down Leary a few laps later and clear him for the second position with just 21 laps to go.

 
Just when Brady Bacon appeared to be Grant's top challenger for the lead, Leary returned the favor, beating Bacon to the bottom in the first turn to regain second.  With Grant able to ward off every single challenge that was thrown at him, a lap 89 caution for the stopped car of Austin Nemire reset the field.

 
With just seven laps remaining, Leary used a run off the bottom of turn four to jet past Grant for the lead and pull away from the field, ultimately winning by a 0.424 second margin over Grant, Kody Swanson, Bacon, Chris Windom, Shane Cottle, Shane Cockrum, Bryan Clauson, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Dave Darland.

 
"I never thought my first USAC win would come in the (Silver) Crown car," Leary said.  "It kind of feels surreal.  The track was rough with it taking rubber, so we had to be a little patient there. That yellow (on lap 89) helped a lot because they had been telling me that Bacon was down there (on the bottom of the track) and that it finally took rubber, so I moved all the way down on that restart and got around Justin (Grant)."

 
Leary has elevated himself to a status of perennial contender in all three of USAC's national divisions this year, and a win at any three of this weekend's events is certainly within realm.  Terre Haute, in particular, could become even more special with a victory this Sunday.  After all, it will always hold a special place for him - the place where he got that first one.  Though it may have been the first, it certainly wasn't the last by a long shot.  And, judging from what we've seen through February, March and April of this year, we are possibly on the cusp of seeing something special from the 22-year-old in 2019.

 
Pits open at 1pm Eastern on Sunday with grandstands opening at 2pm, an open pit party from 2-3:15pm, drivers meeting at 3:30pm, practice at 4:30pm, Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying at 5:30pm and racing at 6:30pm.

 
Adult general admission tickets are $25, infield tickets $15 and kids 11 and under FREE.  Pit passes are $30 for USAC/UMP members and $35 for non-members.

 
The "Sumar Classic" can be watched LIVE on  http://www.FloRacing.com/.
 

 

 

#19 Kevin Thomas, Jr., a 5-time winner at Tri-State Speedway, battles #69 Brady Bacon, a 2015 "Spring Showdown" winner.
 
(Dave Olson Photo)



 
KTJ TRI-STATE DOMINANCE COULD NET RECORD SATURDAY

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Haubstadt, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. has a lot going for him right now.  He's established rides for every race on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car, NOS Energy Drink National Midget and Silver Crown schedules.  He's also riding a wave of momentum earned last weekend, triumphing with one of the most stirring final laps we've seen in recent times.

 
Least we mention that he has a track in Tri-State Speedway on his forecast this Saturday night, April 13, in which he owns five USAC National Sprint Car victories since 2013, plus three out of the last four since 2017, and has an opportunity to become the winningest USAC National Sprint Car driver in the track's history.

 
More often than not, Thomas seems to find himself in the mix up front at Tri-State in Haubstadt, Ind.  On two occasions in 2017, the Cullman, Ala. native was involved in last lap battles on the quarter-mile paperclip - one of which went his way and one that did not.

 
In last year's "Spring Showdown," the wave went KTJ's way once again as he surged to the lead through the tight crevice between the outside wall and C.J. Leary's right-side wheels exiting turn four with four laps remaining to win the "Spring Showdown," co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 
This place can be a tricky joint.  So many things can occur in the snap of a finger.  You have to be on your toes, yet you have to keep your cool to put yourself in a position to win, which Thomas has been a natural at.

 
"Sometimes it's hard for me to do, but you have to be as patient as possible here," Thomas admitted following his victory last Spring at Tri-State.  "Even right there at the beginning, I fell back a little bit.  You get to racing with others, you fall back and you're not on the aggressive side.  I just started picking them off; (Justin) Grant and I had a good race midway through the feature.  We're sliding each other back and forth and that's fun, but whenever you're doing that, people are steadily driving away.  Once we got cleared, we kind of had the seas part for us."

 
Kody Swanson (12 laps) and C.J. Leary (14) controlled much of the race at the point, and at the halfway mark, Thomas was the beneficiary of contact between Swanson and Dave Darland while battling for second that allowed Thomas to capitalize into the runner-up spot for the time being.

 
"When Dave and Kody got together, they split wide open and we went through both of them and got to second," Thomas recalled.  "Lapped traffic is a key here too.  You can't miss a step.  As soon as the leader gets clear, he's going to pick up the pace quite a bit.  If you're stuck three or four cars back, you can end up about a straightaway behind.  You have to watch yourself really closely there and you have to make stuff happen.  Once we got to second, I had to be the aggressor.  Running second for a while tonight allowed me to move around a little bit.  Tonight was one of those nights when running second was better."

 
Leary was indeed clear with the lead on the restart with 12 laps remaining.  With an open track ahead and lapped cars separating he and second-running Thomas, the advantage was all his.  Yet, Thomas made quick work, clearing the traffic, but still remained a second-and-a-half back from Leary.

 
Following a Donny Brackett back straightway spin with six laps remaining, Thomas threw a series of curveballs, sliders and spitballs at Leary to no avail as Leary clung to the spot by the quick of his nails until Aric Gentry's car went up in a ball of flame and smoke to bring out the final yellow with four laps to go, forcing one final restart.  Thomas acted a student on the previous restart, taking notes for the final exam he would have one more opportunity to ace on the lap 27 restart.

 
"I was watching C.J. in front of me, seeing where I could gain ground and where I couldn't," Thomas said.  "I could gain ground in (turns) one and two and I'd lose it all in (turns) three and four.  We were pretty tight, so I just couldn't figure out how to get through three and four without the nose pushing a little bit.  I just spent a few laps working on my line in that corner, and then once I figured it out, luckily, we had a caution."

 
With Leary maintaining his midline route, Thomas stuck his car on the high-line and, at the exit of turn four, emerged with the lead, squeaking by Leary without much room to spare on either side.  Thomas would pull away in the final laps to win his first race for the famed Hoffman team by just a tick under a full second over Leary, Seavey, Darland and Grant.

 
Time and time again, KTJ has shown his power at the quarter-mile paperclip, thus beginning what very well could become the new dominant era at the track.  We've seen it before with the likes of Daron Clayton and before that, Cory Kruseman and Rick Hood.  With one more win Saturday, KTJ would become the winningest USAC Sprint Car driver at Tri-State, putting him in a territory of his own doing as an all-time great at Tri-State.

 
The "Spring Showdown" begins this Saturday featuring USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship (co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series) and Modifieds.

 
The pits open at 3:30pm Central with grandstands open at 4:30pm, the drivers meeting at 5:30pm and cars on track at 6pm.

 
Adult general admission tickets are $25 apiece with students (age 13-18) $20 and children 12 & Under FREE!

 

 

The "Spring Showdown" can be watched LIVE on  http://www.FloRacing.com/.
#91R Brody Roa - USAC/CRA Point Leader
(Doug Allen Photo)



 
ROA LEADS USAC/CRA SPRINTS
TO PERRIS FOR SATURDAY'S "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT"

 
By Lance Jennings

 
APRIL 9, 2019... This Saturday, April 13th, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will return to Perris Auto Speedway for the "Sokola Shootout." Promoted by Don Kazarian, the fourth point race will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprint Cars and the PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track's website at http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/  or call 951.940.0134.

 
The "Sokola Shootout" has been a popular race on the West Coast since "The Cowboy" Tony Jones won the inaugural show at Manzanita Speedway on March 17, 2001. Originally called the "Sokola Classic" to honor past CRA President and USAC Sprint Supervisor Gary Sokola, the event has grown to also honor former driver Mark Sokola and their contributions to racing. Last year, fast qualifier Brody Roa, Jake Swanson, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., and "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr. followed "The Demon" Damion Gardner to his third Sokola victory. The "Sokola Shootout" win list is at the end of this release.

 
Since March 6, 2004, the Lake Perris Fairgrounds has held 214 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car events and thirty-eight different drivers have claimed victory. "The Demon" Damion Gardner leads all drivers with 45 "home track" wins and the 1-lap track record of 15.833 was set by Nic Faas on February 25, 2012. On March 30th, Brody Roa topped the "So-Cal Showdown" and a complete series win list at Perris is at the end of this release.

 
Entering Saturday's event, Brody Roa (Garden Grove, CA) sits atop the point standings with a fourteen point advantage. Driving the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa has one feature win, three top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led to his credit. The 2016 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Champion is tied with Matt Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, and Austin Williams for fourteenth on the USAC/CRA win list and will be looking for his eighth career triumph.

 
"The Demon" Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) ranks second in the chase for the championship. Racing Mark Alexander's #4 Trench Shoring / All Coast Construction Spike, Gardner finished seventh in the Perris "So-Cal Showdown." To date, the seven-time champion has also posted one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, and three top-10 finishes on the year. This Saturday, "The Demon" will have his sights the eighty-first USAC/CRA feature win of his career.

 
Settling into his new ride, "The Big Game Hunter" Austin Williams (Yorba Linda, CA) is third in the USAC/CRA point chase. Piloting Tom and Laurie Sertich's #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Lucas Oil DRC, Williams finished third at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds on March 30th. At press time, the 2009 Co-Rookie of the Year has three top-10 finishes on the season and will be looking for his eighth career win. 

 
R.J. Johnson (Laveen, AZ) ranks fourth in the USAC/CRA championship point standings. Driving the Bobby Martin Racing #51 Martin Family Auto Museum / Pro Flyer Race Engines Sherman, Johnson was in contention for the Marth 30th win until a lap 16 flip resulted in a sixteenth place finish. To date, the five-time USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Champion has posted two heat race victories, two top-10 finishes, and sixteen feature laps led in the campaign. The second generation driver will have his sights on claiming his seventh USAC/CRA victory.

 
Stevie Sussex (Tempe, AZ) is currently fifth in the USAC/CRA point standings. Racing Robbie & Gaye Allen's #12 ABC Body Shop / PPG Automotive Finishes Maxim, Sussex charged to fifth in the "So-Cal Showdown" after starting tenth. At press time, the 2017 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year has three top-10 finishes and will be looking to earn his first USAC/CRA main event win.

 
Currently ranked twenty-sixth in points, Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, CA) leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Ryan Cully (Alger, WA), Jeff Dyer (Bermuda Dunes, CA), Stephen Sanchez (Flagstaff, AZ), and Steve Hix (Ventura, CA) are also in contention. 

 
Among the other drivers expected to be in action are "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr., "The Magic Man" Mike Martin, "Thunder" Tommy Malcolm, Chris Gansen, Jake Swanson, Matt McCarthy, Richard Vander Weerd, Austin Liggett, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., Jace Vander Weerd, and more.

 
Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 and over) are $20, Active Military (with ID), Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children's tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track's website at http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ or call 951.940.0134.

 
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks All Coast Construction, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Flowdynamics, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Specialty Fasteners, surfNsprint.com, Ultra Shield Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, contact PR Director Lance Jennings at  lwjennings@earthlink.net.

 
For more information on the series, visit the United States Auto Club (USAC) website at usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC/CRA Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. 

 
FloSports has USAC/CRA Sprint Car live videos and on demand coverage available for purchase at http://www.floracing.com/ .

 
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2004-Rip Williams, 2005-Damion Gardner, 2006-Cory Kruseman, 2007-Tony Jones, 2008-Mike Spencer, 2009-Mike Spencer, 2010-Mike Spencer, 2011-Mike Spencer, 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Damion Gardner, 2014-Damion Gardner, 2015-Damion Gardner, 2016-Damion Gardner, 2017-Damion Gardner, 2018-Damion Gardner.

 
SOKOLA CLASSIC / SHOOTOUT WINNERS: 2001-Tony Jones, 2002-Jeremy Sherman, 2003-Jeremy Sherman, 2004-Cory Kruseman, 2005-Mike Kirby, 2006-Mike Kirby, 2007-Not Held, 2008-Not Held, 2009-Rickie Gaunt, 2010-Damion Gardner, 2011-Mike Spencer, 2012-Nic Faas, 2013-Bryan Clauson, 2014-Damion Gardner, 2015-Richard Vander Weerd, 2016-Bryan Clauson, 2017-Richard Vander Weerd, 2018-Damion Gardner.

 
2019 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 1-Josh Hodges, 1-Brody Roa, 1-Hunter Schuerenberg.

 
PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 45-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 8-David Cardey, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Bryan Clauson, 6-Mike Kirby, 6-Matt Mitchell, 6-Danny Sheridan, 6-Richard Vander Weerd, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 5-Justin Grant, 4-Robert Ballou, 4-Dave Darland, 4-R.J. Johnson, 4-Austin Williams, 3-Garrett Hansen, 2-Darren Hagen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-Blake Miller, 2-Brody Roa, 2-Kevin Thomas Jr., 2-Chris Windom, 1-Chad Boespflug, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Josh Hodges, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Chase Stockon, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Jason York.

 
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Brody Roa-218, 2. Damion Gardner-204, 3. Austin Williams-188, 4. R.J. Johnson-182, 5. Stevie Sussex-174, 6. Josh Hodges-164, 7. Charles Davis Jr.-144, 8. Mike Martin-136, 9. Isaac Chapple-126, -. Tommy Malcolm-126, 11. Jason McDougal-124, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg-119, 13. Chris Gansen-106, 14. Landon Cling-94, 15. Matt Rossi-92, 16. Jake Swanson-91, 17. Matt McCarthy-83, 18. Richard Vander Weerd-78, 19. Matt Lundy-70, 20. Michael Curtis-68.

 
2019 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 8: #Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Winner: Josh Hodges) 
March 9: #Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg) 
March 30: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Winner: Brody Roa)
April 13: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Sokola Shootout)
May 4: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA
May 11: Bakersfield Speedway - Bakersfield, CA
May 25: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Salute to Indy)
June 29: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
July 6: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Doug Fort Memorial) 
July 13: #Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA 
August 17: #Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
August 31: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / CSW)
September 1: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / CSW)
September 2: Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA (CSW)
September 5: TBA
September 6: Merced Speedway - Merced, CA (CSW)
September 7: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (CSW)
September 21: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
September 28: #Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 7: *#Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 8: *#Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 9: *#Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 15: *#Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 16: *#Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ (Western World Championships)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars.
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars.
CSW = California Sprint Week.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

#B1 Joey Biasi of Mary D, Pennsylvania.
 

(Dave Olson Photo)




 

USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT SATURDAY AT LINCOLN


 

Abbottstown, Pennsylvania (April 9, 2019).........Following a washed out opener last weekend at Williams Grove, the USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars are ready to fire off this Saturday night, April 13 at Lincoln Speedway.


 

The event marks the first appearance for the East Coast Sprint Cars at the 3/8-mile dirt oval and the first for USAC Sprint Cars of any kind since the AMSOIL National Series visited in 2017, a race won by Thomas Meseraull for Heffner Racing.


 

Steven Drevicki of Reading, Pa. is the reigning champion of the East Coast Sprint Cars on the strength of a pair of victories.  Ryan Godown, Eddie Strada, Coleman Gulick, Joey Biasi and Mark Bitner also scored victories a year ago.


 

The event card features 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints in addition to the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.  Adult general admission tickets are $15, students 12-17 with a student ID are $10 and children 11 and under are FREE.  Pit passes are $30 apiece.


 

Pit gates open at 4:30pm Eastern and grandstands open at 5pm with racing set to begin at 7pm.

 
Dave Darland in his own No. 36 last weekend at Kokomo.
 
(Rich Forman Photo)

 

 
DARLAND RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON
FRIDAY WITH EPPERSON

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Bloomington, Indiana (April 9, 2019)......It was one year ago when Bloomington Speedway was a witness to more remarkable feats accomplished by the incomparable Dave Darland.

 
In one fell swoop on that April night in 2018, the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer from Lincoln, Ind. became the first driver in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car history to reach both the 700 start mark and 60 career feature victories.

 
Now it's impressive enough to notch the feat at all during a career, but it was fitting that "The People's Champ" knocked down these records like a pair of bowling pins in one shot, something we've become so accustomed to over the years.

 
This Friday night, April 12, a newly-renovated Bloomington Speedway will play host to Darland and the top talent from the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car ranks in the "Larry Rice Classic" where he'll have a new machine to pilot, the Epperson Racing No. 2E, which reached victory lane recently with driver Tyler Thomas at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in August of last year.

 
Darland has maneuvered around to multiple teams this year, racing the Chase Briscoe Racing No. 5B to a pair of top-tens on opening weekend in February during "Winter Dirt Games X" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., finishing ninth twice and 22nd on the final night after being involved in an accident.

 
On the local level, Darland has been fast in his own No. 36, recently purchased from Baldwin Brothers Racing, the 2017 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car owner champions with driver Chris Windom.  Darland has been strong, but here now lies a new task ahead of him in a new ride at a track in Bloomington he knows his way around.

 
Last spring at Bloomington, perhaps no driver had ever scored a more popular win in the history of the series than Darland did that night.  To the roar of the crowd, the USAC Triple Crown champ basked in the glory of victory, reminding him of the feeling he's had so many times in his racing career, but had not experienced in 17 months at that point in time, ending a 40-race winless streak.

 
"It's just taken me forever," Darland said with a laugh following the feature.  "Seven-hundred starts and 60 wins.  I don't know what happened the other 640 times, but it's been a great career for me.  I still love driving racecars and, on nights like this, it's such a great feeling."

 
Darland began the race from the outside of the front row and, right from the get-go, he and pole starter Chase Stockon were locked in a near dead-heat continuously throughout much of the first half of the event, interrupted only by a Dakota Jackson turn three flip on the third lap of the feature.

 
On the restart, Darland instantaneously returned to his comfort zone, rim-riding on the ledge while Stockon tethered himself to the bottom.  Just as Darland appeared to have the upper hand, the top line seemingly vamoosed for a moment as a re-energized Stockon surged ahead on the bottom to snare the lead by the length of a shoe at the line on lap seven.

 
As Stockon opened a canyon-wide margin on Darland, the Lincoln, Indiana driver was undeterred, staying true to himself and refusing to wilt and pedal to the bottom.  Darland paved his own trail and was going to risk fate, letting his race ride or die on the outstretched arms of the red clay.

 
"I just decided to stay on top," Darland said firmly.  "Everybody's been asking me 'Did you ever consider going to the bottom after getting passed?'  I said no, not really.  Hell no!  But, really, I kind of did.  I just knew that the top had potential, but I just had to figure out how to run it better."

 
"When Chase (Stockon) got around me, I just learned how to run the top harder and that's what I did.  I just started running it harder," Darland said.  "I figured out where I could hit it and where I had to get away from it, especially down in (turns) one and two where the lip was really tall.  You had to be careful not to snag it and throw the front end over the bank.  But, down here in (turns) three and four, it was kind of up-on-the-edge where you couldn't go in too hard and go over the edge.  Both ends were a little bit different, but both ends had potential up there.  So, I just had to figure out what it had and hit it in the right spots at the right time."

 
By the 13th circuit, Darland's high-wire act had led him right back into the corner of Stockon's right eye as he plucked the lead away by the length of an eyelash at the stripe on the outside.  Each lap thereafter, Darland constructed an advantage that was impenetrable - to a half-second, then to a full-second, and, finally, to a crescendo of over a second-and-a-half as he entered lapped traffic with less than five laps to go.

 
Darland had to be perfect shaving the highline with his Hoosier rubber lap-after-lap, but instead of searching high-low-middle to find the fastest way around, the USAC Triple Crown champ applied Occam's razor to find the solution - stick with your gut go to the front.

 
Darland's lead ballooned to 1.76 seconds at the checkered flag to defeat Chris Windom, KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Logan Seavey (from 15th), Chad Boespflug and C.J. Leary.

 
See Dave and a strong field of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers this Friday once again at Bloomington, for the 37th time since the series' debut in 1982.

 
The event card also includes the RaceSaver Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds.  Pricing for the "Larry Rice Classic" has adult general admission tickets at $20, students (with ID) $10 and kids 12 and under free.

 
The pit area opens at 3pm Eastern, with the front gates opening at 5pm and cars hitting the track at 6:30pm.

 
The "Larry Rice Classic" can be watched LIVE on  http://www.FloRacing.com/ .

 

SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT

IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Terre Haute, Indiana (April 8, 2019).........The 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" brings about a myriad of traditions.  None of which are better than the sight and sound of the big cars on the dirt, where they'll play for the first time in 2019 this Sunday, April 14, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the USAC Silver Crown dirt track season opener.

 
Justin Grant won the "Sumar" a year ago, giving Hemelgarn Racing its first USAC National win on Indiana soil since the team captured the 1996 Indianapolis 500 with driver Buddy Lazier and crew chief Dennis LaCava, who wrenched Grant's ride to the win on the legendary half-mile.

 
In 2016, Grant of Ione, Calif., won the pole for the "Sumar" and was dominant for the first 93 laps of the 100-lap event.  But, it was just a slight mishap with seven laps remaining that cost him a shot at victory.  Fast forward to 2018 and a couple more years of experience under the belt, Grant was determined to not let the past repeat itself, rising to the top of the heap on lap 84 and charging to the victory.

 
Grant made a valiant surge in the Silver Crown opener in March at Memphis, racing from 20th to 3rd at the checkered, two spots behind the series' winningest driver who picked up his record-extending 25th that afternoon, Kody Swanson.  The Kingsburg, Calif. driver also finished 2nd to Grant at the "Sumar" a year ago.  He was in position to win with 16 laps to go when he and Shane Cottle tangled in turn three.  Swanson's crew changed the left rear, then proceeded to carve through the pack, ultimately getting to 2nd by race end.

 
Swanson's offseason move to Nolen Racing has already shown its potential, winning right out of the box at Memphis.  Swanson won the "Sumar" in 2014, while Nolen cars have captured a pair, in 1998 and 2002, both with driver Tony Elliott.

 
Among the group of contenders in the "Sumar" field are past winners Dave Darland (2008), Swanson (2014), Shane Cockrum (2015), C.J. Leary (2016), Chris Windom (2017) and Grant (2018) in addition to past series winners Aaron Pierce, David Byrne, Shane Cottle and 2018 pole winner Tyler Courtney.

 
The Sumar Classic traces its heritage to the AAA/USAC National Championship cars owned by Don Smith and Chapman Root over half a century ago.  While USAC Silver Crown racing debuted at Terre Haute with Gary Bettenhausen's score in 1980, the first race under the "Sumar" moniker came in 1995, a race won by Donnie Beechler.  Over the past quarter century, "Sumar" winners have included the likes of Kevin Thomas, Jack Hewitt, J.J. Yeley, Brian Tyler, Josh Wise, Bud Kaeding, Levi Jones and Bobby East.

 
Swanson leads the USAC Silver Crown standings coming into the "Sumar Classic" with a nine-point margin over Bobby Santos, followed by Grant, Kyle Hamilton and leading Rookie contender Joey Schmidt.

 
Pits open at 1pm Eastern on Sunday with grandstands opening at 2pm, an open pit party from 2-3:15pm, drivers meeting at 3:30pm, practice at 4:30pm, Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying at 5:30pm and racing at 6:30pm.

 
Adult general admission tickets are $25, infield tickets $15 and kids 11 and under FREE.  Pit passes are $30 for USAC/UMP members and $35 for non-members.

 
The "Sumar Classic" can be watched LIVE on  http://www.FloRacing.com/ .

 

NEW BLOOMINGTON SET TO OPEN
THIS FRIDAY WITH USAC SPRINTS

 
Bloomington, Indiana (April 8, 2019).........Bloomington Speedway's new era begins this Friday night, April 12, with the "Larry Rice Classic" featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.

 
Facility improvements over the offseason to the track, whose racing tradition dates back to 1923, have given a facelift to the southern Indiana quarter-mile dirt oval under the management team led by Bloomington native / USAC Silver Crown manager A.J. Bowlen and the United States Auto Club.

 
This Friday's season debut will be the first of three USAC National events on the Bloomington calendar, in addition to "Indiana Midget Week" featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship on June 7 and the "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" return for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars during "Indiana Sprint Week" on July 26.

 
The April 12 event card also includes the RaceSaver Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds.  "Indiana Midget Week" will also feature Sprint Cars and MMSA Mini Sprints on the docket.  "Indiana Sprint Week" will have RaceSaver Sprint Cars in conjunction with USAC.

 
Pricing for all USAC-sanctioned events at Bloomington has adult general admission tickets at $20, students (with ID) $10 and kids 12 and under free.  Pit passes are $35.  Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm Eastern.

 
An additional four events will be held at Bloomington in 2019, starting with the "Bob Kinser Memorial" on May 3 with Sprint Cars, MMSA Mini Sprints, UMP Modifieds and UMP Super Stocks.  The May 24"Josh Burton Memorial" lineup brings the Midwest Sprint Car Series, Midgets and UMP Modifieds.  Independence Day weekend at Bloomington Speedway carries into July 5 with a Fireworks show, Midgets, UMP Modifieds, MMSA Mini Sprints and UMP Super Stocks.  The season's finale, a "Salute to Mike Miles," provides a triple slice of action on August 9 with Sprints, Midgets and UMP Modifieds.

 
All non-USAC events will be $15 for adult general admission with p its opening at 3pm and the front gates opening at 5pm Eastern.

 
For more info on Bloomington Speedway's events, visit  www.bloomingtonspeedway.com or on social media - Twitter: @BloomSpeedway, Facebook: Bloomington Speedway and Instagram: @bloomspeedway.

 
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2019 BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

 
Apr 12: "Larry Rice Classic" - USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, RaceSaver Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds

 
Adult general admission tickets: $20. Students (with ID) $10. Kids 12 and under: free. Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Sprint Cars: 1) 5000, 2) 2500, 3) 1250, 4) 1000, 5) 900, 6) 850, 7) 800, 8) 775, 9) 750, 10) 725, 11) 700, 12) 675, 13) 650, 14) 625, 15) 600, 16) 575, 17) 550, 18) 525, 19) 500, 20) 500, 21) 500, 22) 500

 
Modified Purse: 1) 700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100
 
May 3: "Bob Kinser Memorial" - Sprint Cars, MMSA Mini Sprints, UMP Modifieds & UMP Super Stocks

 
Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Sprint Cars: 1) $3000, 2) 1500, 3) 700, 4) 600, 5) 500, 6) 400, 7) 350, 8) 320, 9) 300, 10) 280, 11) 270, 12) 265, 13) 260, 14) 255, 15) 250, 16) 245, 17) 240, 18) 235, 19)  230, 20) 225

 
Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

 
Super Stock Purse: 1) $600, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 200, 5) 175, 6) 150, 7) 130, 8) 120, 9) 110, 10) 105, 11) 100, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 90, 17) 90, 18) 90, 19) 90, 20) 90
 
May 24: "Josh Burton Memorial" - Midwest Sprint Car Series, Midgets & UMP Modifieds

 
Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Sprint Cars: 1) $2500

 
Midgets: 1) $1000, 2) 500, 3) 350, 4) 300, 5) 250, 6) 225, 7) 200, 8) 175, 9) 160, 10) 150, 11) 150, 12) 150, 13) 150, 14) 150, 15) 150, 16) 150, 17) 125, 18) 125, 19) 125, 20) 125

 
Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100
 
Jun 7: "Indiana Midget Week" - USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, Sprint Cars & MMSA Mini Sprints

 
Adult general admission tickets: $20. Students (with ID) $10. Kids 12 and under: free. Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Midgets: 1) $3000, 2) 1500, 3) 1000, 4) 750, 5) 600, 6) 500, 7) 450, 8) 400, 9) 375, 10) 355, 11) 325, 12) 315, 13) 305, 14) 295, 15) 290, 16) 285, 17) 280, 18) 275, 19) 275,  20) 275, 21) 275, 22) 275

 
Sprint Cars: 1) $1500, 2) 850, 3) 700, 4) 600, 5) 500, 6) 400, 7) 350, 8) 320, 9) 300, 10) 280, 11) 270, 12) 265, 13) 260, 14) 255, 15) 250, 16) 245, 17) 240, 18) 235, 19) 230, 20) 225
 
Jul 5: "Fireworks Festival" - Midgets, UMP Modifieds, MMSA Mini Sprints & UMP Super Stocks

 
Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Midgets: 1) $1000, 2) 500, 3) 350, 4) 300, 5) 250, 6) 225, 7) 200, 8) 175, 9) 160, 10) 150, 11) 150, 12) 150, 13) 150, 14) 150, 15) 150, 16) 150, 17) 125, 18) 125, 19) 125, 20) 125

 
Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100

 
Super Stock Purse: 1) $600, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 200, 5) 175, 6) 150, 7) 130, 8) 120, 9) 110, 10) 105, 11) 100, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 90, 17) 90, 18) 90, 19) 90, 20) 90
 
Jul 26: "Indiana Sprint Week" / "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" - USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship & RaceSaver Sprint Cars

 
Adult general admission tickets: $20. Students (with ID) $10. Kids 12 and under: free.  Pit passes are $35. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Sprint Cars: 1) $5000, 2) 2500, 3) 1250, 4) 1000, 5) 900, 6) 850, 7) 800, 8) 775, 9) 750, 10) 725, 11) 700, 12) 675, 13) 650, 14) 625, 15) 600, 16) 575, 17) 550, 18) 525, 19) 500, 20) 500, 21) 500, 22) 500
 
Aug 9: "Salute to Mike Miles" - Sprint Cars, Midgets & UMP Modifieds

 
Adult general admission tickets: $15. Pits will open at 3pm with the front gates opening at 5pm.

 
Sprint Cars: 1) $3000, 2) 1500, 3) 700, 4) 600, 5) 500, 6) 400, 7) 350, 8) 320, 9) 300, 10) 280, 11) 270, 12) 265, 13) 260, 14) 255, 15) 250, 16) 245, 17) 240, 18) 235, 19) 230, 20) 225

 
Midgets: 1) $1000, 2) 500, 3) 350, 4) 300, 5) 250, 6) 225, 7) 200, 8) 175, 9) 160, 10) 150, 11) 150, 12) 150, 13) 150, 14) 150, 15) 150, 16) 150, 17) 125, 18) 125, 19) 125, 20) 125

 
Modified Purse: 1) $700, 2) 350, 3) 250, 4) 225, 5) 200, 6) 180, 7) 160, 8) 140, 9) 130, 10) 120, 11) 110, 12) 100, 13) 100, 14) 100, 15) 100, 16) 100, 17) 100, 18) 100, 19) 100, 20) 100
 

AMERICAN RALLY ASSOCIATION AND FLOSPORTS ANNOUNCE COVERAGE FOR 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


 
Speedway, Indiana - (April 3, 2019) - Today, the American Rally Association and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, are pleased to announce an agreement to provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage for the remaining 2019 ARA National Championship events on FloRacing.com.

 
The live and on-demand coverage will begin on April 27-28 at the DirtFish Olympus Rally in Shelton, Wash. Broadcasts will include live interviews, on-stage coverage, results, and more throughout each day of competition. Fans will get to watch and hear from North America's top rally teams, including Team Subaru stars such as Oliver Solberg and Dave Higgins, as well as top drivers like current points leader Barry McKenna, Piotr Fetela and Jeff Seehorn.

 
"Stage rally racing in the United States speaks directly to the core of today's car enthusiast, and the ARA's partnership with FloSports is an excellent opportunity to showcase the sport and its stars on FloRacing," USAC President and CEO, Kevin Miller said. "Rally racing happens in some of the most obscure parts of the country, on back-roads that are many times inaccessible to race fans. Partnering with FloSports allows those fans to watch how the stories of the weekend unfold for some of the most talented drivers in the world."

 
"FloSports is proud to bring the 2019 ARA National Championship and Rally competitions to FloRacing," FloSports Vice President of Global Rights Acquisition, Mike Levy said. "We are looking forward to offering rally fans and our subscribers unprecedented content and coverage from these events, as well as providing a platform for these drivers to share their stories."

 
In addition to the Olympus event, subscribers have access to the ARA National Championship as it crisscrosses the country, with events ranging from Portland, Ore. to up-state Maine. The popular Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Ore. on May 31-June 2 will be highlighted by the season debut of five-time national champion, Travis Pastrana and co-driver Robbie Durant. The Idaho Rally International will get its inaugural crack as an ARA National Championship event on June 22-23, before the marquee New England Forest Rally in upstate Maine on July 19-20.

 
Pastrana and Durant will jump back behind the wheel of their Subaru for the Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally in northern Minnesota on August 23-24.   The start of the fall season sets a perfect backdrop for racers and fans as the ARA heads to Pennsylvania for the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally on September 13-14 and lastly, the season finale, Lake Superior Performance Rally in Houghton, Mich. on October 18-19.

 
The deal is part of a larger partnership between FloSports and the United States Auto Club, the parent company of the ARA. Along with rally racing, the deal brings fans more than 130 live racing events in 2019.

 
To access live and on-demand coverage of the ARA racing events and more, visit FloRacing.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the event across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.

 
Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.

 
For more information and for the complete event schedule and streaming schedule for each series, visit  www.usacracing.com,    www.FloRacing.com, or  www.FloSports.tv.
 
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2018 USAC Western States Midget champion Michael Faccinto.
(Lance Jennings Photo)

 

 

 
BAKERSFIELD HOSTS USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SEASON OPENER

 
By Lance Jennings

 
APRIL 2, 2019... This Saturday, April 6th, the USAC Western States Midget Series will open their 2019 campaign at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the first point race will also feature Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Mod Lites. The Pit Gates will open at 3:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 7:00pm at "The West's Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval." For event information, visit the track's website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.

 
NOTICE TO RACERS: 

 
-2019 APPROVED/LEGAL MUFFLERS: B&B: FRAC-0375-S  w/side outlet, COAST FABRICATION: 300x625x17-2s, 350x625x17-2s, 400x625x17-2s, EXTREME: 3515-3030 (15" Long 5" round shell with 3"inlet & 3" outlet), 3615-3030 (15" Long 6" round shell with 3" inlet & 3" outlet), 3515-3030-8 (15" Long 5" round shell with 3"inlet & 3" outlet  with turnout), 3615-3030-8 (15" Long 6" round shell with 3" inlet & 3" outlet with turnout), FLOWMASTER: (BCRA Approved) 13009130, 13509130, 13509135, SCHOENFELD: 14272535 *Failure to comply with the muffler rule will risk disqualification from the event.

 
-FULL CONTAINMENT SEATS ARE MANDATORY

 
-USAC MEMBERSHIPS can be purchased at the track or online at www.usaclicense.com.

 
Since July 3, 1987, Bakersfield Speedway has hosted 110 USAC Western States Midget races and P.J. Jones claimed the inaugural victory. Former champions Sleepy Tripp and Robby Flock are tied for the series lead with eight Bakersfield wins and Ricky Shelton set the track record of 12.339 on June 21, 1997. A complete Bakersfield series win list is at the bottom of this release.

 
Last season, Michael Faccinto (Hanford, CA) claimed his first USAC Western States Midget championship. Piloting the Dodenhoff Motorsports' #9D Lightning Medical / Rocket Sports & Entertainment Spike, Faccinto posted three feature wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, one hard charger award, nine top-10 finishes, and 64 feature laps led to his credit. Michael is tied for twenty-fifth on the series win list and will be looking for his ninth triumph of his career.

 
Alex Schutte (Redding, CA) tied with Faccinto in last year's point chase but lost the tiebreaker for a runner-up finish. Driving the Schutte/McElwee #28 Proficio / Ontario West Spike, Schutte closed out 2018 with two feature wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, eight heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 43 feature laps led on the season. The 2010 Champion is tied for twenty-fifth in series wins and will have his sights on his night victory this Saturday night.

 
Robby Josett (Santa Clarita, CA) placed third in the championship point standings. Racing his #2 Walker Air Filtration / Morse Muffler Spike, Josett had one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and 5 feature laps led in the campaign. Robby is tied for fifty-first on the series win list with four victories and will be looking to add another trophy to his collection. 

 
Robert Dalby (Anaheim, CA) scored fourth in the chase for the championship. Piloting the family owned #4D R-D Spring & Stamping / Monster Seal Spike, Dalby posted one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 17 feature laps led on the year. This Saturday night, Robert will have his sights on earning the first career USAC victory at Bakersfield.

 
C.J. Sarna (Palm Desert, CA) ranked fifth in the USAC Western States Midget point standings. Driving his #20 Cactus Jacks Bar & Grill / Final Final Clothing Spike, Sarna recorded eight top-10 finishes in the campaign. The 2007 Co-Rookie of the Year has one career victory and will be looking to start his championship bid with a win at Bakersfield.

 
Mike Leach Jr. (Orange, CA) and Jackson Dukes (Clovis, CA) are contending for Rookie of the Year honors in 2019.

 
Among the other drivers expected to be in action are David Prickett, Kyle Beilman, Frankie Guerrini, Shannon McQueen, Randi Pankratz, "Fireball" Maria Cofer, Clayton Ruston, Jake Swanson, Cody Swanson, Daniel Anderson, Dylan Ito, Ashley Hazelton-Heredia, Bryan Drollinger, and more.

 
Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 North Chester Extension in Bakersfield, California. Adult tickets are $14, Senior and Military tickets (ID Required) are $12, Kids tickets (6 to 12) are $7, and Children Tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track's website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.   

 
The USAC Western States Midget Series thanks AMSOIL, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at  lwjennings@earthlink.net.

 
For more information on the series, visit the United States Auto Club (USAC) website at www.usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC Western States Midget Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. 

 
FloSports has USAC Western States Midget live videos and on demand coverage available for purchase at www.floracing.com.
Tyler Thomas aims to win his first career Kokomo USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature this Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. He won his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race last summer at Kokomo.  (Rich Forman Photo)


 

 
USAC STANDOUTS PLAN BREAKTHROUGH AT KOKOMO GP

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Kokomo, Indiana (April 2, 2019).........Talented drivers can seemingly win in anything, anywhere.  When push comes to shove, the cream certainly rises to the top.

 
There's plenty of clichés you can use to describe a versatile wheelman or woman who can succeed behind the wheel of a sprint car or a midget regularly.

 
However, interestingly enough, of the eight past USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature winners at Kokomo who are expected to compete in a midget at this weekend's "Kokomo G.P.," two have previously captured a victory at the ¼-mile dirt oval in a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature - Tyler Courtney and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 
There's a handful more who could most definitely add his name to the list during this weekend's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget "Kokomo Grand Prix" on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

 
Indianapolis, Indiana's Courtney drove to the victory in the most recent "Kokomo G.P." while Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., nailed down the win during "Indiana Midget Week," with the most successful USAC Sprint Car drivers who finished one-two in last year's sprint standings, having a lockdown on the midget field.  Courtney already had two Sprint victories at Kokomo prior, while KTJ has now upped his tally to five in a sprint under the USAC banner.

 
The other six past USAC Sprint winners alluded to include some of the top names in not only midget racing, but all of dirt track racing.  Phoenix, Arizona's Chad Boat won at Kokomo in a sprint car back in 2009.  Among his accolades in a midget at Kokomo with USAC are a runner-up finish as recently as last year's G.P.  Chris Windom, of Canton, Ill., is a sprint car track champ at Kokomo and has won three sprint races there, but none in a midget as of yet as he aims to win his first career "W" with the series.

 
Like Windom, Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary is a Kokomo Sprint Car titlist who is aiming to notch his first-ever USAC Midget win, period, at Kokomo.  He's already collected a pair of top-fives in the first three midget races and, don't forget, his first career USAC Sprint win came right at Kokomo in 2016, before repeating the feat in 2017.

 
The RMS, LLC team is one to keep an eye locked on with Dave Darland and Thomas Meseraull behind the wheel of their pair of machines.  Darland is the winningest driver in terms of USAC Sprint Car victories at Kokomo with nine.  However, stunningly, the 30-time USAC National Midget feature has yet to get one in his backyard at Kokomo.  With that said, he's won in a midget at Kokomo is more than capable of getting the job done again.  His teammate, Thomas Meseraull, has captured the "Indiana Sprint Week" round at Kokomo in each of the last two seasons, but his eye remains on a midget prize this weekend at Kokomo.

 
After being oh-so-close numerous times, including at Kokomo, Collinsville, Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas finally found both USAC Midget and Sprint Car victory lane in 2018, with the sprint win arriving during "Sprint Car Smackdown" last August.  A Midget win at Kokomo remains elusive, but perhaps his time has arrived.

 
You don't need me to tell you.  A racer is a racer.  Just ask those who witnessed Tom Bigelow, Rich Vogler, Jack Hewitt, Tony Elliott, J.J. Yeley and Bryan Clauson compete at Kokomo, or anywhere for that matter.  Those guys are all present or future Hall-of-Famers, yet they've also won in both a USAC National Sprint Car and a National Midget at Kokomo.

 
This coming weekend, someone will have to earn their "Kokomo G.P." victory regardless.  There's no "backing into" a USAC National win anywhere, let alone Kokomo Speedway, which has the best of the best rise to the occasion, with some of the most hair-raising, fascinating, competitive racing you'll see all year.  Expect nothing less.

 
On Friday night, the front gates open at 3pm (Eastern), drivers meeting at 5:30pm with cars set to hit the track at 6pm.  On Saturday night, the front gates open at 3pm (Eastern), drivers meeting at 5pm with cars set to hit the track at 5:30pm.   Sprint Cars are on the card both nights with several drivers planning to pull double-duty in both machines.

 
Adult general admission tickets are $20.  Children age 12 and under are FREE!  Pit passes for all ages are $35.

 
Live, flag-to-flag coverage of the event will be on  http://www.FloRacing.com/.  The USAC app will also have free live audio of the entire event.  You can follow along with live updates on  https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and/or  https://twitter.com/USACNation with live timing available on the Race Monitor app.

 

 

The final "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds will be held on Thursday, May 23. (Doug McSchooler Photo)
 

 

 
FINAL HOOSIER HUNDRED AT THE INDY MILE
TO BE HELD MAY 23

 
Indianapolis, Indiana (April 2, 2019).........The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has announced that the Indiana State Fairgrounds one-mile dirt track will be converted from a dirt surface to an all-weather track made of crushed limestone to be utilized for year-round harness training and parking for the Indiana State Fair.

 
The ultimate impact is that the conversion of the surface means that auto racing events will no longer be held on the famed one-mile track following the 2019 Hoosier Hundred. The 64th running of the 100-mile, 100-lap race, scheduled for Thursday, May 23, will be the last running of this grand racing event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 
"USAC, Track Enterprises, Bob Sargent and I have been in meetings with the Fairgrounds staff and in discussion for the last two years about any way to keep auto racing at the historic one-mile oval," USAC Series Coordinator Levi Jones explained. "To no avail, the economics of the horse industry and their desire to use the one-mile track year-round instead of the half-mile currently in the infield won out in the end."

 
USAC and Track Enterprises are currently exploring possible venues that could host the Hoosier Hundred for the 2020 season and beyond.

 
The history of the Track of Champions dates back well over a century. On June 20, 1903, Barney Oldfield drove a Henry Ford-designed "999" to the first sub-one-minute lap ever on a one-mile racetrack at 59.6 seconds. In 1917, Oldfield, the 1905 AAA National Champion, prevailed in a match race versus 1915 Indianapolis 500 winner Ralph DePalma.

 
In 1946, under the AAA National Championship banner, the one and only "Indianapolis 100" was held, with Rex Mays taking the victory. Seven years later, in 1953, a new, long-lasting tradition began with the inaugural running of the "Hoosier Hundred" won by Bob Sweikert.

 
The Hoosier Hundred has been held annually since 1953, with only a handful of interruptions due to inclement weather. Today, it remains one of the oldest, most tradition-rich racing events on the planet. Many of its winners have gone to achieve legendary status in auto racing with a list that includes A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti who are among the seven drivers to have won both the Hoosier Hundred and the Indianapolis 500 in their careers along with Bob Sweikert, Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Al Unser.

 
This year, Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson has an opportunity to make even more history as he aims for an unprecedented fifth-straight "Hoosier Hundred" victory. The four-time USAC Silver Crown titlist has won the previous four events to tie Unser's streak of four-straight "Hoosier Hundred" wins between 1970-73.

 
Over the years, the Indy Mile has been home to a myriad of USAC racing events, including Sprint Car, Midget and Stock Car races. In the early-1980s, the "Hulman Hundred" for Silver Crown cars was created, which was added to the schedule as a second annual race for the series at the track each year from 1981-1995.

 
The "Hulman Hundred" was annually held in May while the Hoosier Hundred was scheduled for September in that era, until 1996 when the Hulman Hundred was discontinued. The Hoosier Hundred then moved to May where it remains today, except for a couple rainouts in the early 2000s that were rescheduled for later that same year.

 
On Thursday, May 23, be a part of history and witness this great race. "Hoosier Hundred" pit gates will open at noon Eastern, with the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand opening at 3pm and practice at 5. Racing begins for the Modifieds at 6 with Silver Crown Qualifying races to follow and the "Hoosier 100" scheduled for an 8 o'clock green flag.

 
Reserved seating is available for the Hoosier Hundred by calling the Track Enterprises office at (217) 764-3200, the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office, or through Ticketmaster. Reserved seats for adults are being sold for $25 pre-sale or $30 at the gate. Infield tickets will be available for $15 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

 

USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car action from the 2018 season.
 
(Steve Koletar Photo)

 

 

 
USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT AT THE GROVE THIS FRIDAY

 
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (April 2, 2019).........The Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series will make its debut at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. this Friday night, April 5.

 
The venue has played host to USAC Sprint Car racing since the club's inception in 1956.  Now, as the series gears up for the first event of its second season, the half-mile dirt track is ready to rock for the first of 14 races on the East Coast Sprint calendar in 2019.

 
Steven Drevicki of Reading, Pa. is the reigning champion of the series on the strength of a pair of victories.  Ryan Godown, Eddie Strada, Coleman Gulick, Joey Biasi and Mark Bitner also scored victories a year ago.

 
Cars hit the track for hot laps at the Grove at 6:30pm Eastern.  Racing begins at 7:30pm.

 

 

The USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma season begins this Friday, April 5 at Oklahoma's Red Dirt Raceway.
 
(Danny Clum Photo)

 

 
USAC WSO SEASON LAUNCHES FRIDAY AT RED DIRT

 
Meeker, Oklahoma (April 1, 2019).........The USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma season gets underway this Friday night, April 5, at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma for the first of three events on the racy quarter-mile dirt oval during 2019.

 
Reigning champion Brett Wilson of Sapulpa, Okla. won the Red Dirt opener en route to the series title a year ago.  Oklahoman Danny Smith won twice at Red Dirt while Andrew Deal and Johnny Kent each picked up a victory along the way during the 2018 campaign.

 
Additional dates at Red Dirt throughout the year for the second season of WSO under USAC sanction include stops on August 24 and October 5, among the 14 races on the docket.

 
Gates open for this Friday's race at 6pm (Central) with draw opening at 6:15 at the USAC/WSO table until 7pm.  The drivers meeting will take place at 7:15pm with hot laps to immediately follow.

 
General admission is just $15 for adults.  High school students and younger are FREE (must show student ID).

 
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2018 "Kokomo Grand Prix" winner Tyler Courtney will return to defend his title this Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway.
 
(Rich Forman Photo)

 

 
USAC MIDGET LEADER COURTNEY EYES KOKOMO G.P. REPEAT

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Kokomo, Indiana (April 1, 2019).........Tyler Courtney arrives at this weekend's "Kokomo Grand Prix" ahead of the curve in terms of points and recent success at the ¼-mile Kokomo Speedway dirt oval.

 
He comes into the April 5-6 events atop the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standings and is the reigning winner of the "Kokomo G.P."

 
Last year, just one month after missing the feature in the 2018 season-opener at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., Courtney was champing at the bit to return to what everyone had become accustomed to - seeing "Sunshine" rise again in USAC victory lane at Kokomo, which he has already done four times since 2017 (3 sprint, 1 midget).

 
Courtney overcame an appetizing see-saw battle for the lead with eventual USAC National Midget champion Logan Seavey.  With one final slider to close the door, an avoidance of lapped traffic mayhem and a late-race restart, Courtney overcame all those obstacles to come through with the victory.  At the time, he had come a long way, figuratively and literally, from the lonely sideline he stood on in the 2018 "Shamrock Classic."

 
Coming into this year's "Kokomo G.P.," the story isn't quite as daunting, but the Indianapolis, Ind. driver does come into the event off another turbulent "Shamrock."  After a skirmish during the second semi-feature, Courtney found himself in the same position again.  However, he and his Clauson/Marshall Racing mount reached into the bag and utilized one of its provisionals where they charged from the tail, advancing 14 positions from 21st to 7th to become the biggest mover of the race.

 
Courtney blitzed into 2019 on a tear, sweeping both nights of "Winter Dirt Games X" at Ocala in February.  The driver who finished in the runner-up spot on each occasion was the winner of the most recent USAC Midget stop at Kokomo last June - Kevin Thomas, Jr.  The Cullman, Ala. native stands just nine points behind Courtney with three races in the books and looks to add onto his four past USAC-sanctioned Sprint Car victories there.

 
It still seems odd to tab C.J. Leary with the Rookie label at this point in his career, but the Greenfield, Ind. driver is, in fact, the leading Rookie driver at this point, standing third in the standings.  Leary has been a master at Kokomo in recent years, winning twice in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition in addition to picking up a track championship there in 2015.  His ride, the FMR Racing No. 76m, was on a tear at the "Kokomo G.P." in 2017, sweeping both nights with driver Brady Bacon.

 
A handful of drivers are looking to score their initial USAC National Midget wins at Kokomo, including native son and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dave Darland, who has nine career USAC Sprint wins there dating back to 1993.  His RMS, LLC teammate, Thomas Meseraull, of San Jose, Calif. has won at Kokomo in a USAC Sprint Car in each of the last two seasons during "Indiana Sprint Week."

 
Additionally, Canton, Illinois native Chris Windom is a three-time USAC Sprint Car victor at Kokomo, along with singular winners in Phoenix, Arizona's Chad Boat (2009), Collinsville, Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas (2018) and Ione, California's Justin Grant (2018), who are all hunting for Kokomo USAC National Midget win number one.

 
Angola, Indiana's Zeb Wise, the youngest winner in the history of the series, was victorious in a midget last Fall at the "Kokomo Klash." 

 
The Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian team captured the first two races in the history of the "Kokomo G.P." back in 2014 with Rico Abreu at the controls.  This weekend, Sutter, California's Seavey leads the team into battle after leading ten laps of last year's event.  Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kans. is the top-ranked driver in the stable thus far, residing fifth in the points ahead of teammates Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, Calif.) and Rookie Jesse Colwell (Red Bluff, Calif.)

 
On both Friday and Saturday night, the front gates open at 3pm (Eastern) with cars set to hit the track at 6pm.  Sprint Cars are on the card both nights with several drivers planning to pull double-duty in both machines.

 
Adult general admission tickets are $20.  Children age 12 and under are FREE!  Pit passes for all ages are $35.

 
Live, flag-to-flag coverage of the event will be on  http://www.FloRacing.com/.  The USAC app will also have free live audio of the entire event.  You can follow along with live updates on  https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and/or  https://twitter.com/USACNation with live timing available on the Race Monitor app.

 

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MAKING STRIDES

Allen, Kinser, Marks look to continue strong finishes at Devil’s Bowl after finding the top-10 in Arizona

 

MESQUITE, TX – While Brad Sweet and David Gravel are carrying winning momentum into this weekend’s doubleheader at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, a few drivers are carrying the relieving momentum of getting their first top-10 of the year.

 

Before entering the Arizona races at USA Raceway and Arizona Speedway last weekend, Brent Marks had finished no better than 11th, Kraig Kinser 15th and Jacob Allen 21st. Kinser had also missed transferring to one Feature, Marks two and Allen three – in the first nine races of the season.

 

But their fortune turned in the desert. Marks finished 6th at USA Raceway, and followed it up with an 11th place finish at Arizona Speedway the next night. Kinser and Allen finished 16th and 19th respectively at USA Raceway, but then Allen made his way to seventh and Kinser eighth at Arizona Speedway.

 

“I think things will start going our way,” Marks said, after claiming his first top-10 of the year.

 

The Myerstown, Pa., native is coming off of his best season, finishing ninth in points with three victories. He said his team has been working hard on the car each week to get it back to its competitive nature. Putting together a good race day starts with good time trial results, he said.

 

“We’re getting ourselves better there,” Marks said. “Just need to get ourselves better in race trim, too.”

 

Kinser – son of 20-time Series champion Steve Kinser – also credited good Qualifying results as the key to securing his first top-10 of the season.

 

“It just worked out in our favor,” Kinser said, sweat drenched across his face after the Arizona Speedway Feature. “We’ve been working on our car about every week. Some big changes, some little changes.”

 

Kinser has 17 career wins, but has not won since 2017. He’s looking to carry and build momentum into Devil’s Bowl Speedway and beyond. It’s his goal to be running up front every week.

 

“We struggled pretty hard in the West Coast swing,” the Bloomington, Ind.-native said. Now we’re getting back toward the Midwest and back closer to home and hopefully we’ll start picking up and this is a good start to that.”

 

A seventh-place finish at Arizona Speedway is the confidence booster Allen needed.

 

“It definitely feels good,” Allen said. “I know I can do it.”

 

He started off his night at Arizona Speedway winning his first Drydene Heat race of the year, putting him in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash where he finished third.

 

Allen, who is still looking for his first career World of Outlaws win, credits some of his success to having a better understanding of different set-ups for different track conditions.

 

“Last year, I kind of stuck to one set-up,” said Allen, of Hanover, Pa. “It would work on certain race tracks at certain times for the year, but I’m just learning more of the set-ups.”

 

His struggle this year has been keeping up with the car’s set-up throughout the night.

 

“Sometimes I just struggle,” he said. “Other times I can Qualify good and then I go out there and mess with the set-up for a Heat race and it just makes me feel uncomfortable. I can’t race it the way I want to.”

 

Now after putting together a successful race throughout the whole night, he has momentum to build off of with his Shark Racing team going into the doubleheader at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13.

 

“To get back up front with everybody and not fall, and just to compete and feel that good is definitely rewarding,” Allen said.

 

The last time the Series visited Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Kinser and Marks both finished in the top-10, while Allen finished 11th.

 

Don’t miss a second of the action at Devil’s Bowl, get your tickets by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or call 844-DIRT-TIX. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch the race LIVE on DIRTVISION.com.

 

 

 

TURNING THE CORNER
Shane Stewart looks to build momentum at Devil’s Bowl with new CJB Motorsports team

MESQUITE, TX – April 8, 2019 – Oklahoma native Shane Stewart is looking forward to heading home this weekend — kind of.

The World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is returning to historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Friday April 12, and Saturday, April 13 — a track Stewart now considers home and has circled on his calendar.

The Mesquite, Texas track — where the inaugural World of Outlaws race was held in 1978 — is about four hours away from Stewart’s hometown of Bixby, Okla. With most tracks in Oklahoma either torn down, or a distant memory, Devil’s Bowl Speedway has become his surrogate hometrack. However, it’s more than just a hometrack.

“Devil’s Bowl has always been one of those bigger races on the schedule,” Stewart said. “Back when I was growing up, Devil’s Bowl, besides Knoxville, was always it for me. If you look at the drivers that have won there, especially Outlaw drivers, the list is pretty deep, with a lot of history there. It’s definitely a track that everybody wants to win at.”

He won at the track in 2016 and had a podium finish at the second race there last year. After an up and down early start to the season, Stewart’s hoping for similar results this year as he and his new CJB Motorsports team continue to learn each other.

Stewart started off the World of Outlaws season strong, finishing second on the opening night of racing at Volusia Speedway Park, but then finished 19th and 21st the next two races. Since then his results have been a mix of top-15 and top-10 finishes — placing him currently eighth in Series points.

“Our finishes haven’t really shown how we’ve been,” Stewart said. “I feel like we’ve been in contention to win three races, and I let one of them sneak away at Volusia, and we were leading the other night and had a flat at Stockton. When we Qualify in the right spot, put ourselves in the Dash, we’ve been in contention to win.”

He spent the past five years driving for Kyle Larson Racing, and while each team is unique with its own personality, Stewart said there’s been no difficulties adjusting to driving the No. 5 car with 2017 Crew Chief of the Year Barry Jackson.

Jackson agrees.

“He (Shane) and I, we communicate real well, and relate real well,” Jackson said.

David Gravel, who moved over to Jason Johnson Racing this year, spent the last three years as Jackson’s driver, and while they found success winning more than 30 races and finishing third in points all three years together, Jackson said it’s easier to connect with Stewart.

“I think with Shane and I, we come from a little bit more similar background,” Jackson said, “We’re closer in age. It’s a little harder for the older guys to work with the real young guys, at least for me. And Shane and I have a lot of similarities, and we’re clicking pretty good in that department.”

What’s hindered the team this year is consistency with races, bad luck and the team’s engine program, Jackson said.

After 12 years of working with Kistler Engines, Jackson said, at USA Raceway, he made the difficult decision to switch to engines from Gray Motorsports — which races in the NHRA Pro Stock division.

“We kind of had some issues, kind of going on for about a year,” Jackson said about the team’s engine program. “It’s going to be a little bit of a learning experience for both them and myself. They’re great engine builders, but it’s like me going over there to try and work on a Pro Stock car or a Funny Car. It’s a whole different ball game.”

He made the decision to switch engine builders after the second race at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas — where Stewart finished 21st — after about 15 hours of talking over the decision with several people. However, Jackson said he’s not sure if the engine switch is his final decision, though. Stewart finished 10th at USA Raceway and 12th at Arizona Speedway last weekend.

But if there was a time to have a slow run in the season, Jackson said he wants it to be now.

“Sometimes you’ve just got to get the season rolling,” Jackson said. “I don’t feel like we’ve got a chance to do that yet with all of the rain outs. If I’m going to have a little bit of a slow time in the season, as far as performance, I want it to be now. Because whenever May rolls around and you start looking at the races we have in May and the races we have in June, July and August, that’s where I want to get on a roll. Hopefully we’re getting this stuff out of the way now and we’ll be set to roll real soon.”

Having run well at Devil’s Bowl Speedway previously, Stewart looks for the team chemistry and momentum to grow this weekend.

“Going to different race tracks and putting yourself in different situations, knowing how to communicate with each other is one of the things that we continue to work on,” Stewart said. “I feel like we’re heading in the right direction."

NEWS & NOTES

• PARTY TIME AT LAKE OZARK: The night before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars battle at Lake Ozark Speedway, fans have the unique opportunity meet several of the racers from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Fat Polly’s Pub next to The Lodge at Port Arrowhead. The event will feature live music and a chance to see some of the cars up close and meet some of the drivers. Plus, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series souvenir trailer will have all of the latest specials, too. Tickets for the race are available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

• MULTIPLE WINS: When David Gravel won on Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, he became only the second driver with more than one victory this season, joining Daryn Pittman, who won the first two Features of the year.

• MR. CONSISTENCY: Brad Sweet, who won at USA Raceway on Friday and was second on Saturday at Arizona Speedway has taken over the championship lead. He’s finished in the top-five in six of his past seven races — four of which have been podium finishes, and one a victory. That’s placed him as the current Series points leader, four points ahead of reigning champion Donny Schatz.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals
-Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps at 7 p.m., Time Trials at 7:30 p.m. and Racing at 8 p.m.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is a half-mile, high-banked track. The track record is 13.530 sec. by Mark Kinser on April 24, 1999.
Online – DevilsBowl.com
Phone – (972) 222-2421

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

1/2-mile winners
There have been five races on a 1/2-mile track this season. Daryn Pittman won at Volusia Speedway on Feb. 8-9. Tim Shaffer won at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won in Las Vegas on Feb. 28. Aaron Reutzel won at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30.

DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Daryn Pittman on April 27, Donny Schatz on April 28
2017 - Jason Johnson on April 14, Brad Sweet on April 15
2016 - Joey Saldana on April 22, Shane Stewart on April 23
2015 - Donny Schatz on April 25
2014 - Donny Schatz on April 18, Daryn Pittman on April 19
2003 - Tyler Walker on March 15
2002 - Joey Saldana on March 16
2001 - Craig Dollansky on March 10, Joey Saldana on October 27
2000 - Danny Lasoski on March 11, Sammy Swindell on October 28
1999 - Danny Lasoski on April 24, Sammy Swindell on April 24 (1998 Winter Nat'ls finale), Gary Wright on October 15
1998 - Steve Kinser on March 21
1997 - Mark Kinser on March 22, Mark Kinser on October 18
1996 - Steve Kinser on March 23, Mark Kinser on October 19
1995 - Gary Wright on March 18, Stevie Smith on July 29, Gary Wright on October 21
1994 - Andy Hillenburg on March 19, Steve Kinser on July 30, Sammy Swindell on October 23
1993 - Steve Kinser on March 20, Gary Wright on July 31, Dave Blaney on October 23
1992 - Stevie Smith on March 21, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Steve Kinser on October 24
1988 - Dave Blaney on March 19, Steve Kinser on June 18
1987 - Sammy Swindell on March 15, Bobby Davis, Jr., on June 20
1986 - Bobby Allen on March 9, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1985 - Steve Kinser on March 3, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1984 - Steve Kinser on March 4, Bobby Davis, Jr., on May 4, Jeff Swindell on June 22
1983 - Doug Wolfgang on April 22, Ron Shuman on June 24
1982 - Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 20, Steve Kinser on June 25
1981 - Danny Smith on March 14, Doug Wolfgang on March 21, Ron Shuman on June 26
1980 - Doug Wolfgang on March 15, Sammy Swindell on March 22, Sammy Swindell on June 27, Sammy Swindell on September 13
1979 - Steve Kinser on March 31, Sammy Swindell on September 8
1978 - Jimmy Boyd on March 18, Sammy Swindell on September 16

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – Woosprint.com
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws - @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint - @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision - @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com (not on Twitter)
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: After a week off, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will continue its Spring tour Friday, April 26, at Lake Ozark Speedway in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Saturday, April 27, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. and Sunday, April 28, at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

2019 STATS
There have been 11 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
-- Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (23 different winners)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
4 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
-- Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
-- Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
-- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
-- Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
-- Sheldon Haundenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
-- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
-- Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown - # of podiums
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
-- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
4 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
-- Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (10 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
-- Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
-- Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
-- Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (12 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53 
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 36
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 32
– Sheldon Haundenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 32
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 31
5 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 30
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 30
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 29
7 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 25
8 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18
9 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (8 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
2 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (8 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown - # of times fastest
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3 (Two sets of Hot Laps at Arizona Speedway)
2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
3 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Top 10 (Through Arizona Speedway)

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's Entered Started Earnings
1 49 Brad Sweet 1546 0 1 8 10 11 11 $42,350
2 15 Donny Schatz 1542 -4 1 7 11 11 11 $35,700
3 83 Daryn Pittman 1532 -14 2 5 9 11 11 $47,150
4 2 Carson Macedo 1464 -82 1 2 9 11 11 $31,950
5 41 David Gravel 1460 -86 2 3 6 11 11 $34,850
6                         1S Logan Schuchart 1444 -102 1 2 7 11 11 $27,100
7 18 Ian Madsen 1414 -132 1 5 5 11 11 $29,225
8 5 Shane Stewart 1414 -132 0 2 6 11 11 $20,850
9 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 1408 -138 0 3 6 11 11 $18,550
10 19 Brent Marks 1254 -292 0 0 1 11 9 $9,475
 
 

 

 

Desert Wave Riders
Gravel, Macedo hope their winning momentum carries into this week’s events in Arizona

 
TUCSON, AZ – With the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series California swing now concluded, David Gravel and Carson Macedo are looking to ride the momentum of their recent strong finishes into this weekend’s doubleheader in Arizona.

The swing wrapped up last Friday at Keller Auto Speedway, where Gravel claimed his first win of the season, and last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, where rookie Carson Macedo got his second podium finish of the year.

For Macedo and his Kyle Larson Racing team it was the continuation of an impressive stretch of races — finishing in the top-10 in all five races during the California swing, including claiming his second career win at Silver Dollar Speedway — while for Gravel, his win was finally the end to a stretch of three races in-a-row without a top-10 finish.

The win was needed, Gravel said.

“We started off the season pretty good at Volusia and kind of laying an egg since,” Gravel said.

He finished third in points with CJB Motorsports last year, but Gravel and the team decided to part ways. That opened the door for him to join Jason Johnson Racing this year. While he and his new team have found success, Gravel admitted the transition hasn’t been entirely smooth.

“I made a couple of mistakes as a driver,” Gravel said about the season so far. “Growing pains with the new team. Hopefully we hit our stride here and get on a role.”

After claiming an emotional win for the JJR team in Hanford, Calif. — the team’s first World of Outlaws win since Jason Johnson died last year — he was unable to make it back in the top-10 the next day at Perris Auto Speedway. But he said he is looking forward to the Arizona races, having run decent at them in the past.

He finished sixth at Arizona Speedway last year and had a top-10 run at USA Raceway the last time the Series visited the track in 2016 — that race won by Daryn Pittman, who is currently tied for the Series points lead with 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. Gravel is currently seventh in points, 92-points behind the two champions.

Macedo was not at either of those races, but also said he is looking forward to the doubleheader in Arizona. He’s raced at both Arizona tracks before and hopes to use that experience to his advantage as well as he did during the California swing.

“I knew the West Coast was going to be, hopefully, one of our strong suits,” said Macedo, who is now fourth in points after the California swing. “So, to kind of put that together and get a win, put strong runs up on the board and leave the West Coast I pretty good shape is big for this (Kyle Larson Racing) team. Especially being in the rookie year.”

While the California native lacks World of Outlaws experience at the two Arizona tracks, his KLR team has years of it. Successful years of it. The team won the first Series race at Arizona Speedway in 2016 with Shane Stewart and haven’t finished outside the top-10 at the track since. KLR also finished in the top-five with Stewart at the last Series race at USA Raceway.

“I’m looking forward to it all,” Macedo said.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, April 5, at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. for the Wildcat Shootout
-Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with Hot Laps and Time Trials at 6 p.m. and Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. for the Arizona Desert Shootout
-Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with Hot Laps and Time Trials at 6 p.m. and Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
USA Raceway is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked track. The track record is 12.076 sec. by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013.
Online – RaceUSARaceway.com
Phone – 520-664-2074
Arizona Speedway is a 1/3-mile, high-banked track. The track record is 12.361 sec. by Brian Brown on March 6, 2016.
Online – ArizonaSpeedway.net
Phone – 480-926-6688

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

3/8-mile and 1/3-mile winners
There have been two races on a 3/8-mile track so far this year. Logan Schuchart won at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 16, and David Gravel won at Keller Auto Speedway on March 29.
There has been one race on a 1/3-mile track so far this year. Ian Madsen won at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 9.

USA RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 - Daryn Pittman on April 18
2015 - Brian Brown on March 7
2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

ARIZONA SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 - Donny Schatz on April 7
2017 - Rico Abreu on April 8
2016 - Shane Stewart on March 6

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – Woosprint.com
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws - @WorldofOutlaws
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DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision - @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com (not on Twitter)
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday April 12-13.

2019 STATS
There have been nine World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (8 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
-- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (21 different winners)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
4 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
-- Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
-- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
-- Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
-- Sheldon Haundenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
-- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
-- Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown - # of podiums
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
4 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
-- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
-- Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (8 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
-- Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
-- Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (12 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 36
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 35
3 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 30
-- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 30
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 29
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 25
6 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 20
7 – Sheldon Haundenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 19
8 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18
9 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (7 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
2 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (8 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown - # of times fastest
1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
2 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Top 10 (Through Perris Auto Speedway)

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5s Top 10s Entered Started Earnings
1 15 Donny Schatz 1258 0 1 5 9 9 9 $30,100
2 83 Daryn Pittman 1258 0 2 5 7 9 9 $42,650
3 49 Brad Sweet 1250 -8 0 6 8 9 9 $26,850
4 2 Carson Macedo 1210 -48 1 2 8 9 9 $28,850
5 87 Aaron Reutzel 1182 -76 1 2 4 9 9 $23,400
6 1S Logan Schuchart 1180 -78 1 2 5 9 9 $23,000
7 41 David Gravel 1166 -92 1 1 4 9 9 $21,650
8 5 Shane Stewart 1158 -100 0 2 5 9 9 $17,650
9 26 Cory Eliason 1154 -104 0 1 5 9 9 $14,700
10 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 1132 -126 0 2 4 9 9 $13,300
 

NEWS AND NOTES NEWS AND NOTESNEWS AND NOTES  NEWS AND NOTES

united rebel sprint series

United Rebel Sprint Series Eying Lincoln County Raceway Loot!

 

After a successful two-night weekend to open the season and the month of April, the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is set to open the month of May with a huge event as the “Rebels” head to Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday night, May 4, for the fourth annual “Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial.”   

This one-night event will pay $1500 to win while just starting the night’s feature finale will pay $200. Also, fast time in each heat race will receive $50, courtesy of Herbst Towing.

Tyler Knight comes in as defending champion of this annual event while Darren Berry (2017) and Zach Blurton (2016) have also posted victories atop the Lincoln County Raceway dirt oval during the running of this event.

The POWRi URSS presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has completed two events thus far this 2019 season with Jake Martens of Fairview, Oklahoma taking the season-opener at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas while Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kansas taking the victory one night later at Dodge City Raceway Park.

More information on the fourth annual “Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial” is forthcoming.

You can follow the URSS daily on their facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) and check out the series schedule, up-to-date results, results from previous seasons and more on their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com.   

 

SCHEDULES   SCHEDULES   SCHEDULES   SCHEDULES   SCHEDULES   SCHEDULES   SCHEDULES

 

2019 World of Outlaws  Sprint Car Series Schedule

Feb. 8-10 – Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, Fla.

Feb. 22 – Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, Texas

Feb. 23 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas

Feb. 27-28 – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.

March 8-9 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, Calif.

March 15 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Calif.

March 16 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.

March 20 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.

March 22 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.

March 23 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, Calif.

March 29 – Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds – Hanford, Calif.

March 30 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

April 5 – USA Raceway – Tucson, Ariz.

April 6 – Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, Ariz.

April 12-13 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas

April 26 – Lake Ozark Speedway – Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

April 27 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 - Pevely, Mo.

April 28 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, Ill.

May 3 – Riverside Int’l Speedway – West Memphis, Ark.

May 4 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.

May 10-11 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio

May 15 – Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, Pa.

May 17-18 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.

May 19 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, N.Y.

May 21 – Bridgeport Speedway – Bridgeport, N.J.

May 24 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, N.C.

May 27 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, Ind.

May 31-June 1 – Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville – Nashville, Tenn.

June 4 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, Ill.

June 7 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, N.D.

June 8 – Granite City Speedway – Sauk Rapids, Minn.

June 14-15 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

June 21 – Farley Speedway – Farley, Iowa

June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, Wis.

June 27-29 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, Minn.

July 3 – Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, S.D.

July 5-6 – Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, Wis.

July 12 – Hartford Speedway – Hartford, Mich.

July 13 – Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, Wis.

July 16 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, Ohio

July 18-20 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio

July 23 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, Pa.

July 26-27 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Aug. 2-3 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, Mo.

Aug. 7-10 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

Aug. 16 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, N.D.

Aug. 17 – Red River Valley Speedway – West Fargo, N.D.

Aug. 23 – Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, S.D.

Aug. 24 – Big Sky Speedway – Billings, Mont.

Aug. 30-31 – Skagit Speedway – Alger, Wash.

Sept. 2 – Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, Wash.

Sept. 4 – Willamette Speedway – Lebanon, Ore.

Sept. 6-7 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Calif.

Sept. 13 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.

Sept. 14 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, Calif.

Sept. 15 – Fernley 95A Speedway – Fernley, Nev.

Sept. 20-21 – Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, Kan.

Sept. 27 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio

Sept. 28 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, Pa.

Oct. 4-5 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Oct. 11 – TBA – TBA

Oct. 12 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Ind.

Oct. 18 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 19 – TBA – TBA

Oct. 25-26 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, Pa.

Nov. 7-9 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, N.C.

 

April 5 81 Speedway, Wichita KS
April 6 DCRP, Dodge City, KS
   
May 4 Lincoln County Speedway, North Platte NE
May 5  
May 18 DCRP, Dodge City, KS
May 25 Longdale Speedway, Longdale OK
May 26 81 Speedway, Wichita KS
   
June 8 El Paso County Speedway, Calhan CO
June 13 DCRP, Dodge City, KS
June 14 DCRP, Dodge City, KS
June 15 DCRP, Dodge City, KS
   
July 4 Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
July 5  
July 6 Thunderhill Speedway, Mayeta, KS
July 13 RPM Speedway, Hays KS
July 14 RPM Speedway, Hays KS
July 27 Solomon Valley Raceway, Beloit KS
July 28 Rush County Speedway, LaCrosse KS
July 31 Thayer County Speedway, Deschler NE
   
Aug 1 Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
Aug 2 Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
Aug 3 Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
Aug 15 Stockton Speedway, Stockton KS
Aug 16 Oberlin Speedway, Oberlin KS
Aug 17 Oberlin Speedway, Oberlin KS
   
Sept 14 DCRP, Dodge City, KS

 

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