Sprint Cars & Midgets

Schatz Collects Volusia ‘Sunday Money’

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Reverses His Luck To Win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA/ WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERSVILLE, Fla. - February 19, 2017 - It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as…

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Hamilton Family Aims For USAC History At PIR

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Davey Hamilton Sr. and Davey Hamilton Jr. Will Race Against Each Other When the USAC Silver Crown Series Returns to Phoenix Int’l Raceway in April. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES EDIA Photos By: JEREMEY RHOADES / RACERSGUIDE PHOTO STAFF  INDIANAPOLIS  IND.- February 18, 2017-  Davey Hamilton Sr. and Davey Hamilton Jr. will look to become just the fifth father-son duo to compete against each other in a USAC Silver Crown Series race on April 29 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway during the Phoenix Copper Cup. At Phoenix the Hamiltons will pilot team cars for the Fred Gormly/RPM Auto Enterprise team,…

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Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

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Smith Looks To Re-Bound From Tough Start To The Season Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, Fla. -February 18, 2017-  It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. “We got faster every night,”…

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Windom To Defend Silver Crown Title With Kazmark

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Chris Windom Will Drive For A New Team, Looks To Defend his USAC Silver Crown Series Championship. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND.- February 17, 2017- Defending USAC Silver Crown champion Chris Windom will sport a new look this year as he takes the wheel of the Kazmark Motorsports No. 92, a team that makes its return to the series after a 16-year hiatus. Windom was a consistent front-runner in every series race on both the dirt and pavement surfaces last year, becoming the first driver since Jimmy Caruthers in 1975 to finish in…

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David Gravel Grabs A Gator

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017- For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz…

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ASCS Southern Outlaws Invade East Bay Raceway

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ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Opener At East Bay Raceway's King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. - February 17, 2017- The first nights of competition of the 2017 season for the American Sprint Car Series are just days away as the 154 plus race schedule that makes up the ASCS Nation kicks off at East Bay Raceway Park, located just outside Tampa, Fla., with the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial. The race is sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, which will see…

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Schatz Rolls To Volusia Checkers

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 Donny Schatz Holds Back Kyle Larson for DIRTcar Nationals Win Against Arctic Cat All Stars Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL -February 16, 2017 - For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s…

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Sweet Looks For A Fast Start At Volusia WoO Opener

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Brad Sweet Ready For WoO Kickoff Story By: BRANDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. —February 16, 2017-  In recent seasons Brad Sweet has proven to be a fast starter in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Last year Sweet collected a pair of victories and a second-place finish in three races at the half-mile dirt track. He’s won four of the last nine WoO features at the track. He’ll have plenty of confidence when the series kicks off the season Friday night. “I think for whatever reason, Volusia is just…

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USAC Sprint Series Ready To Fire Up 2017 Season

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A Look Ahead at the 2017 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Season Story By:  RICHIE MURRAY /USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- February 15, 2017- The offseason provides a welcome rest. A time for rejuvenation and a chance to catch a breath after a long, arduous season journey. Yet, the dawn of a new season marks a beginning full of hopes, dreams and glory that lie ahead on this dirt road from coast-to-coast. A chance to start anew and reemerge from the doldrums of winter and focus the mind, body and soul on getting back behind…

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SUNY Canton Continues ESS Sponsorship

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The SUNY Canton Series Returns in 2017 with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   SYRACUSE, NY – February 15, 2017- Since 2009, the State University of New York at Canton has been an important backer of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). For the ninth consecutive season, the SUNY Canton Series will be held with special points awarded at specific ESS events with a champion of the series announced at the annual awards banquet. Events on the 2017 calendar that are held…

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Sides Is Feelin’ Blue As DIRTcar Nationals Prepare To Launch

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Jason Sides’ Debuts New Blue Paint Scheme This Week at Volusia Speedway Park. Press Release By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINES MEDIA Photos By: SIDES MOTORSPORTS / RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARTLETT, Tenn. —February 14, 2017- Jason Sides will be rocking a new color when he hits the track for the first time this season. Sides has switched from his well-known red, white and black paint scheme to making blue the primary color on his No. 7S Wetherington Tractor Service/King Racing Products sprint car in 2017. “It was just time for a change,” Sides said. “I think we’ve been red and white since…

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Lincoln Speedway Opening Day Approaches

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Lincoln Speedway's “Icebreaker 30 Opener Starts Northeast Sprint Car Season Press Release By: BILL MEYER /LINCOLN SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Abbottstown, PA – February 14, 2017-  "And, once again, all is right in the world." So says Wayne Harper, voice of Lincoln Speedway, each year following the first hot lap session of Lincoln Speedway's “Icebreaker 30,” the 410 sprint car opener in the Northeast region of the United States.  And after a long off-season filled with changes on and off the track, the 2017 season will take the green flag on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. …

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FINALIZES 2017 RULES AT PRE-SEASON MEETING

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FINALIZES 2017 RULES AND ANNOUNCES SEASON SPONSORS AT PRE-SEASON MEETING Story By: ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER/MASS PR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com With the first race of the season only seventy-six days away, officials and members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series gathered at the Penndel Fire Hall in Penndel, PA for a pre-season meeting to go over rules and policies that will be enforced and followed during the 2017 season. “After today’s meeting, with everyone’s thoughts and concerns being heard, we tied up a few loose ends concerning handicapping, a points structure and visitor policy, as well as other…

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JE Pistons Continues ESS Lucky Giveaway Program

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JE Pistons Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016    Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY –February 13, 2017-  Located in Cypress, California, JE Pistons has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception.  A leading manufacturer of pistons for over 60 years which include 360 sprint cars and used by top engine builders all over the US and the world. With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built…

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Kerry Madsen Stops Schatz Sweep at Bubba Raceway Park

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star Winter Nationals Finale in Ocala, Florida Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM OCALA, FL - February 12, 2017 - In front of a near-standing room only turnout, “The Madman” Kerry Madsen ended all possibility for a “Schatz Sweep” during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park; driving around the Fargo, North Dakota, native with just six laps remaining to solidify his place on top of the feature podium. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first podium finish of the Winter…

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Donny Schatz Doubles Up in Ocala Against Arctic Cat All Stars

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Scores Night Two of Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER /ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM OCALA, FL - February 11, 2017 - For the second time in as many days, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Ocala, Florida; scoring night two of the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 25, overtaking the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with an aggressive slide…

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Schatz Breaks The Ice At Bubbas Opener

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Donny Schatz Wins Wild Arctic Cat All Star Season Opener at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER /ALL SPRINT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM OCALA, FL. -February 10, 2017 - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz survived a wild ending on Thursday evening at Bubba Raceway Park; advancing two positions during the last two circuits, each while battling nearly nose-to-tail in heavy lapped traffic, to clinch the season’s first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, advanced six positions during 30 non-stop laps…

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ESS Series Signs Canada Tour Title Sponsor

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1000 Islands RV Centre to be Title Sponsor for Canada Tour 2017 with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY –February 9, 2017-  After a very successful 2016 season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS), 2017 is promising to be even more exciting! With that comes the announcement of 1000 Islands RV Centre as the title sponsor for the Canada Tour 2017. Each year events north of the border carry a separate point fund from the overall Lucas Oil championship and this…

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Kyle Larson Racing Offers Bonus Money

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Bonus Bucks Up For Grabs For Sprint Car Challenge Tour Racers Story By: ANDREA LARSON / KYLE LARSON RACING MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF STOCKTON, Calif. —February 9, 2017-  Full-time teams competing in the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards that do not miss a race will receive an extra $500 courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing when they win a feature. With the extra money, it allows full-time SCCT competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night. “We really want to thank Kyle Larson Racing for the support of our…

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RUSH SERIES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NON-WING SPRINT CAR SERIES

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SERIES SPONSORSHIP BY PACE PERFORMANCE FOR 2018; TO DEBUT WITH $20,000+ POINT FUND FEATURING $5000 TO-WIN WEEKLY SERIES PRESENTED BY BONNELL'S ROD SHOP Story By: MIKE LEONE / RUSH SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Pulaski, PA.- February 9, 2017- On the heels of multiple exciting announcements concerning the continued expansion of RUSH throughout the off-season, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to launch a non-wing Sprint Car division!  The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance will debut in 2018 throughout the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio region with…

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Arctic Cat the Official Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicle of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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Arctic Cat the Official Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicle of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Story By: Brenden Capria/WoO Sprint Cars Photos By: Harry Meeks & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 8, 2017 - The World of Outlaws welcomes Arctic Cat as the official side-by-side recreational vehicle of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Arctic Cat - a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and recreational off-highway vehicles - will leverage its partnership with World of Outlaws to reach dirt racing fans at over 90 races across the country. "The geography of…

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Madsen Excited for Big Game Motorsports Debut This Weekend With All Stars

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Madsen Set For Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Season Opening Event. Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDE LINE MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM WINDOM, Minn. - February 8, 2017 – Kerry Madsen will make his Big Game Motorsports debut this weekend when the Muddy sponsored team ventures to Florida for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season-opening event. Madsen said the team is tentatively slated to race Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. “For me it’s about getting out there and getting to know each other and…

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Darland Honors A Longtime Friend of Racing

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DARLAND TO HONOR STROUD IN SATURDAY’S USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE AT CANYON Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Peoria Az.- February 8, 2017- Dave Darland and Aragon Racing have teamed up to compete in this Saturday’s Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Car event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The February 11 event, titled the “Steve Stroud Memorial,” is named in honor of the popular gentleman who was a key figure in multiple Phoenix businesses related to open wheel racing. Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., and Stroud, originally from southern California, shared an…

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Susky Super Sportsman Name Series Sponsor

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Credit Connection Auto Sales Returns as Super Sportsman Series Sponsor at Susky Press Release By: BRAD VORES / SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM YORK HAVEN, PA – February 8, 2017- For the second consecutive season, Credit Connection Auto Sales will be the title sponsor for the Super Sportsman division at Susquehanna Speedway. After a successful first season at the helm of the York Haven, PA track, owner Scott Gobrecht and General Manager Kolten Gouse are putting the final touches on the 2017 schedule, which will include 24 events for the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman.…

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Rush Enterprises Backs Tony Stewart’s Dirt Return

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Rush Truck Centers Will Sponsor Tony Stewart's Return to Dirt Track Racing This Season. Press Release By: TRUE SPEED /MEDIA Photo By: HAROLD HINSON/ RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES INDIANAPOLIS IND.- February 7, 2017-  Rush Enterprises, which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, will support Tony Stewart’s return to dirt track racing this season. The company’s Rush Truck Centers brand will serve as co-primary sponsor on the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat J&J that Stewart will drive in more than 50 dirt races in 2017. “Rush Truck Centers is extremely proud to continue our relationship with Tony Stewart in…

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Harli White Planning 60 Winged Sprint Races

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Harli White is Planning a Winged Sprint Car Schedule Featuring More Than 60 Races. Story By: SHAWN MILLER /INSIDE LINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES LINDSAY, Okla. – February 7, 2017- Harli White recently finalized her winged sprint car schedule for the 2017 campaign. White previously announced that she will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in her career. While that will encompass the bulk of her events, White has more than a dozen additional races on the initial schedule of more than 60 shows across the country. “I’m really, really excited to be able…

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The Outlaws Set For Wild West Invasion

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Outlaws Headed West in 2017 Press Release By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, NC –February 7, 2017-  The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will continue its annual tradition of heading westward for several nights of racing. The 2017 Kick-off Tour features 11 stops across four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. Two of the three tracks making debuts on the national tour this season are in the west coast swing (Gator Motorplex and Cocopah Speedway). Gator (Tex.) Motorplex features a quarter-mile bullring; Cocopah (Ariz.) Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile…

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Brodix Cylinder Heads Lucky For ESS Racers

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Brodix Cylinder Heads Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016   Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM    SYRACUSE, NY –February 4, 2017-  Brodix Cylinder Heads has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception.  Based from Mena, AR, they have been the leading manufacturer for cylinder heads on 360 sprint cars from coast to coast for decades. It remains the foremost goal of Brodix, Inc. to develop the highest quality, most innovative and dependable products for our customers. By working together to…

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ASCS Schedule Locked and Loaded For 2017

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ASCS Lineups Grows Beyond 150 Races With More In the Works Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF TULSA, OK – February 4, 2017- The 26th year of the American Sprint Car Series gets underway with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park and the 41st East Bay Winter Nationals and Ronald Laney Memorial. A three day affair with the winner walking away with $10,000 is the start of a 154 race lineup for the drivers of the American Sprint Car Series in 2017, which consists of seven…

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Sheldon Haudenschild Joins the Outlaws in 2017

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Sheldon Haudenschild Joins the Outlaws in 2017 Haudenschild to pave his own way in the series Story By: Brendan Capria/World of Outlaws Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – The Haudenschild legacy continues in the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Haudenschild Racing announced Thursday that Sheldon Haudenschild will pilot the No. 93 car in the series’ 40th season. As a second generation Outlaw, Haudenschild seeks to build his own name on one of the most prestigious national tours in dirt racing. “The Outlaws is everything,” Haudenschild said. “It’s something I grew up around and what…

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Arctic Cat All Stars welcome 17 travelers to the road full-time in 2017

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Arctic Cat All Stars welcome 17 travelers to the road full-time in 2017, Action begins with competition at Bubba Raceway Park on February 9 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Media - Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 2, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will launch the 2017 season in near-record fashion; welcoming 17 full-time travelers from five different states, each working to endure 51 events across much of the Midwest and Northeast. Of the 17 confirmed travelers, ten will tackle the nine month campaign for the first time in their careers, attempting…

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Donny Schatz to Carry Arctic Cat & Ford Colors for 2017

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Donny Schatz to Carry Arctic Cat & Ford Colors for 2017 Story By: Bill Klingbiel/Tony Stewart Racing - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com & Tony Stewart Racing Brownsburg, IN - For the past 20 years, Donny Schatz has attacked the terrain of dirt tracks all across the United States in his quest to become the best Sprint car racer in the world. The driver for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing is coming off his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship and is looking to continue raising the bar this season in grassroots racing’s most challenging series with a new partner…

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Lucas Oil Returns as Presenting Sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints

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Slogan 35/10! 35th year for ESS and 10th year with Lucas Oil! Story By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY –February 1, 2017-  As the 2017 racing season rapidly approaches, the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is proud to once again announce Lucas Oil as the presenting sponsor for the entire tour. The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints is getting ready to put on another exciting year of 360 winged sprint car action in the northeastern United States and Canada. It will be slogan 35/10! This year marks the 35th season of…

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Bonsignore, Christopher, Zeiner and Isles Punch Tickets To Gamblers Classic

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BONSIGNORE FASTEST IN TIME TRAILS AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GAMBLERS CLASSIC EDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM  ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -  January 28, 2017 . . . Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles hit Big Casino Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by winning the four 20-lap A-Main TQ Midget Qualifiers that were the highlight of Friday’s program of Indoor Auto Racing.  Their wins guaranteed each a starting spot in Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic 40-lap headliner which offers a $5,000 first place prize. Bonsignore and Christopher were the winners of the first…

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Dietrich Shoots For The Century Mark Plus

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More Than 100 Races For Danny Dietrich Press Release By: FULLY INJECTED MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM GETTYSBURG, Pa. —January 28, 2017- Boasting an impressive slate with a race count reaching near the 110 mark, Danny Dietrich will have a busy sprint car racing season. The Gettysburg, Pa., native, who recently announced his plans to pilot for car owner Tom Buch during select events in 2017, will launch his new season with three consecutive nights of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. “We have a big season ahead, but…

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Isaac Chapple Plans Aggressive 2017 Schedule

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Isaac Chapple Plans 69-Race Season Including USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Series Press Release By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM WILLOW BRANCH, Ind. — January 28, 2017- Reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year Isaac Chapple is planning a schedule of 69 non-winged sprint car races this season. The 20-year-old from Willow Branch, Ind., will be back on the road with the series full time again as an owner/driver effort, while also joining forces with LNR Racing. He will also compete in as many Sunday evening races at Kokomo (Ind.)…

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Teams Tune-Up For Atlantic City Gamblers Classic

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RYAN FLORES, TED CHRISTOPHER AND JUSTIN BONSIGNORE TOPS CHARTS IN BOARDWALK HALL THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR PRACTICE; OVER 120 TEAMS TAKE PART IN OPTIONAL SESSION Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMMONS PROMOTIONS MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -January 27, 2017. . . With nothing at stake except the right to proclaim supremacy in practice, Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., outran fifty (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets to post fastest time of 8.018 seconds in Thursday night practice. More than half of the expected 90 TQ Midget teams participated in the optional four-and-a-half-hour session that also…

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URC Teams Set For Season To Begin

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No Panic Franek’s 2017 Ride Showcased at Motorsports 2017 Press Release By: TIM MORAN / URC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Oaks Pa.- January 27, 2017- Defending United Racing Club presented by Capital Renegade Custom Coaches and Trailer’s Champion Davie “No Panic” Franek’s 2017 ride was showcased this past weekend at the 2017 Motorsports Show presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Franek’s ride was part of the United Racing Club’s booth which also featured title sponsor David Quackenbush’s and URC rookie Kris Lilick’s 2017 rides as well. Franek who was also the 2014 URC Champion will be looking to…

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ASCS Sprint Cars Heading To Arkansas Tracks

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ASCS Mid-South Region Invades Arkansas In 2017 Press Release By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM  TULSA, Okla. -January 27, 2017- Making its return, the ASCS Mid-South Region has been revamped to sanction Sprint Car races across the state of Arkansas in 2017. For the series' first year back since 2006 when Darren Stewart topped the final standings, the 2017 season currently has a dozen dates with two to five more in the works as tracks confirm their schedules. Each regular season event will pay $2,000 to win, $300 to start. I-30 Speedway in Little…

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Kyle Larson Stays True To His Roots

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Larson Planning Open Wheel Starts Amid Cup Schedule Story By: ANDREA LARSON / LARSON-MARKS RACING MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / GETTY IMAGES CHARLOTTE, N.C. —January 26, 2017- For fans of Kyle Larson’s dirt track racing endeavors, never fear: the Chip Ganassi Racing driver confirmed Wednesday during the final day of the NASCAR Media Tour that he has plans to race sprint cars and midgets again this year. Larson, who won the opening race of USAC’s Indiana Midget Week last year and also competed in the prestigious Knoxville Nationals for car owner Paul Silva, said he is “allowed to run about 25…

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Indoor Racing Series Heating Up in Atlantic City

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Gamblers Classic Showdown Closes Out Indoor Racing Series Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / FIRST DIGITAL MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM   Trenton NJ.- January 23, 2017 - Looking for a great reason to go and enjoy the fun of Atlantic City and some great indoor auto racing. Here is what we have to offer. Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers Ryan Flores and Tommy Catalano left the December 30-31 Allentown, Pa. Indoor Auto Racing double header with the best results of their driving careers. It made the long ride home to North Carolina and up-state New York much quicker. The…

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I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Returns To ASCS Competition In 2017

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ASCS Crown Jewel Event Returns To I-30 Speedway's Short Track Nationals Story By: BRYAN HULBERT /ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. -January 23, 2017 - The 30th running of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals will signal the return of the American Sprint Car Series to the crown jewel of 360cid Sprint Car competition as the newly reformed, ASCS Mid-South Region will carry the sanction for the 2017 event. "I'm happy that we're all working together again towards the betterment of racing," said I-30 Speedway promoter, Tracey Clay. "I feel like everybody's a winner in this…

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Jankowiak Heading To Atlantic City With New Design

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Jankowiak Hopes New Car Yields Indoor Payday Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –January 23, 2017-  While most of the Indoor Auto Racing Series stars head into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Jan. 27-28 with race proven equipment, crowd favorite Andy Jankowiak will be venturing into the unknown. Jankowiak, in search of his fourth career Indoor Auto Racing Series victory, is in the process of finishing a new three-quarter midget of his own design. “We’ll be there,” Jankowiak said.  “This is a much bigger challenge…

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URC Names New Title Sponsor; Sets 2017 Event Schedule

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The United Racing Club Officially Welcomes New Title Sponsor Capital Renegade Custom Coaches and Trailers at Motorsports 2017.   Story By: TIM MORAN / URC MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM Oaks Pa.- January 22, 2017-The United Racing Club presented by Capital Renegade Custom Coaches and Trailers held their annual winter meeting on Saturday 1/21/17 at the 2017 Motorsports show presented by PPB.  There were many drivers, crew members, and owners on hand for the annual winter meeting this past Saturday including Justin Whittall, Curt Michael, and Brett Michalski to name a few. New URC president Rick Weller welcomed everyone…

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Tony Stewart Eyes Winged Sprint Car Return

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Set To Race With Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. —January 19, 2017- Tony Stewart appears set to return to the seat of a winged sprint car by competing in at least three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races during Florida Speedweeks. Stewart, who has not raced a sprint car since the 2014 season, told MRN.com, which broke the story, during a press conference on Wednesday that he will race in the Feb. 9-11 All Star events at Bubba Raceway Park…

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Tony Stewart Set For Little 500 Run

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Stewart Set To Pilot Famed Hoffman Racing Team Mount Press Release By: HOFFMAN RACING MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF LOVELAND, Ohio — January 18, 2017- Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart said when he stepped away from NASCAR racing that he wanted to run some of the country’s most prestigious short-track races. He’s following through with that plan with the announcement today that Stewart will drive the famed No. 69 Hoffman Auto Racing sprint car in the May 27 Little 500 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. “We were celebrating our 2016 Little 500 win on the frontstretch of…

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A Sprinter’s Pace

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As The 2017 Season Quickly Approaches, Who Is The Man To Beat ? Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - January 17, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is on the brink of its 40th season, and the series drivers regroup from the offseason to compete on sprint car racing's most storied tour.  Some 13 full-time drivers will herd their 900-horses to every end of the compass nationwide in 2017, seeking to either build on their existing legacy or make their tracks. Last season, most of…

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Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser Huge Success

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Brock Zearfoss Grateful for Annual Fundraiser Support Press Release By: TYLER ALTMEYER / FULLY INJECTED MOTORSPORTS Photos By: DAN DEMARCO/ RACERSGUIDE.COM JONESTOWN, PA -January 17, 2017 – Like years prior, Brock Zearfoss Racing launched the new year officially with its annual team fundraiser, welcoming race fans and team supporters for an evening of entertainment, raffles and giveaways. A near-capacity crowd packed the UA Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall near Harrisburg on Saturday night, each greeted with dinner and refreshments, as well as a live stream of the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals. “We had a great showing for our…

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Matt Westfall Heading To The Action Track USA

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Ohio’s Matt Westfall Joining Weekly SpeedSTR Field at Action Track USA Story By: BARRY ANGSTADT / ACTION TRACK USA MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES Kutztown, PA –January 17, 2017-   When the green flag waves to begin the fifth season of activity at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA, a new name – one with a very impressive resume` – will join the USAC All Pro SpeedSTR division, bolstering an already strong Wednesday night field of competitors. Matt Westfall, from Pleasant Hill, Ohio, will make the weekly trip to Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, to steer a brand new…

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Bacon Top Non-Wing Wheelman

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Brady Bacon Named Top Non-Winged Driver By North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll Story By: NORTH AMERICAN SPRINT CAR MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF KNOXVILLE, Iowa —January 16, 2017-  Brady Bacon was named the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The United States Auto Club champion earned three first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Richard Hoffman, owner of Bacon’s famed No. 69 sprint car earned the 2016 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award. Those drivers ranked second through fifth,…

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