Sprint Cars & Midgets

BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Brady Bacon captured Wednesday's USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Car feature on night one of the 77th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Ventura Raceway. The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma zipped around Troy Rutherford on the fifth lap of the 20-lap points-free "Special Event" feature and cruised to a commanding two-and-a-half second victory ahead of Rutherford, Carson Macedo, Tyler Courtney and Max Adams. Also timing in second during midget practice Wednesday…

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS FOR TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Have you heard the one about when Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe walk into a racetrack? Well, when that happens, it's definitely no joke. These four may not be series regulars, but when they strap into a USAC Midget this Thursday night, Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix," this "vacation" away from their regular duties becomes strictly business. All have earned a reputation…

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........One of the deepest "Turkey Night Grand Prix" fields in years brings with it one of the most talented rookie classes for the race as well. At press time, 23 of the 52 entries will be contenders for Don Basile "Rookie of the Race" honors for the 77th annual race on Thursday night, Nov. 23, including three drivers currently in the top-ten of the USAC National Midget point standings: Tyler Courtney (5th), Justin Grant (6th) and Tanner Carrick…

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“TURKEY NIGHT” MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52

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"TURKEY NIGHT" MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........The midget entry list for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway. Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets. Among the 52 entries, four past winners have signed up:…

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MONTIETH CLAIMS SIXTH LINCOLN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

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MONTIETH CLAIMS SIXTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS; Adrian Shaffer earns first Lincoln title in 358 sprint division Story By: Lincoln Speedway Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK, PA, 11/18/17 - Lincoln Speedway track champions were recognized and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 18th. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions were recognized and special awards were distributed in the annual awards banquet, which officially closed the 2017 racing season. MONTIETH WINS TWICE TO CLAIM SIXTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP Phoenixville’s Brian…

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California.........With one of the busiest racing schedules of any driver in the United States, Brady Bacon annually competes in excess of 100 events a year on tracks from coast-to-coast. In Saturday night's "November Classic," it might've appeared the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native had been an experienced master of Bakersfield Speedway. But, wouldn't you know it? Saturday night was the first time Bacon had even laid eyes on the track. Bacon, originally lining up seventh on the grid, worked the…

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary In 2018

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2018 Schedule Features New Tracks, Traditional Dates and Special Events as The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com   CONCORD, NC - Nov. 17, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series releases its 2018 schedule. The beast that Ted Johnson brought to life back in 1978 has officially reached 40 years of existence. Heading into a new decade, The Greatest Show on Dirt has become the premier dirt track series in the world and appears to be stronger than ever. A total of…

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 54 events in 2018

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 54 events in 2018 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff BROWNSBURG, IN (November 17, 2017) - Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 54 events at 36 different facilities. “America’s Series” will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin. Continuing a…

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RYAN SMITH GEARS UP FOR EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS

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SPRINT CAR ACE RYAN SMITH GEARS UP FOR EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS; CALIFORNIAN DANNY STRATTON ALSO FILES ENTRY Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 16, 2017 . . . Ryan Smith, who ranked second in the 2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint Car circuit, has filed an entry to compete in the first East Coast Dirt Nationals coming up in two weeks at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.  on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd. The ‘Kunkletown Kid’ for his lifelong residency in the small Pennsylvania hamlet,  Smith enjoyed a breakout season with…

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Weikert’s Livestock Joins Gravel & CJB Motorsports

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Weikert’s Livestock Joins Gravel & CJB Motorsports Story By: CJB Motorsports Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CARLISLE, Pa. — One of sprint car racing’s most famous names is joining CJB Motorsports as a sponsor of the familiar No. 5 sprint car wheeled by David Gravel in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. After winning a career-best 18 WoO features this season, the team, which is owned by Chad and Jenn Clemens and managed by crew chief Barry Jackson, has landed additional sponsorship from Weikert’s Livestock to join with primary backer Go Muddy. “We are extremely honored to welcome Todd…

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2017) – For the first time in Weedsport Speedway’s storied history, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour will visit the New York State 3/8-mile showcase facility on Tuesday, June 19. Coming to Weedsport Speedway as a part of the six race Eastern Storm schedule which includes Grandview, Williams Grove, Port Royal, Susquehanna, and Bridgeport Speedways; USAC’s highly anticipated visit to The Port will be the first stop for the…

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USAC EXPANDS 2018 EASTERN STORM

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USAC'S EXPANDED 2018 EASTERN STORM ADDS BRIDGEPORT AND WEEDSPORT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The dates and venues have been set for the 12th annual USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Eastern Storm tour in 2018. Two first-time venues: Bridgeport Speedway and Weedsport Speedway have been locked-in as the newest additions to the six-race series scheduled for June 14-19. It will mark the first time Eastern Storm schedule has been six races and the first time the series has spanned across three states in a single week with New York's initial appearance in Eastern Storm…

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Bright and Billy Jr. Team Up For Chili Bowl

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Alex Bright and Billy Pauch Jr. Team Up For Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Mandee Pauch Relations – November 14, 2017 - Two of the most prolific young guns from the northeast will be joining forces for the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 9-13th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two wheelmen, who regularly battle each other on a weekly basis, will be teaming together to tackle the most prestigious event in midget racing. The driver out of Collegeville, PA, Alex Bright, will once again be heading west to compete but this time with a…

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Outlaws Craftsman Will Make Inaugural Visit to FALS in 2018

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Will Make Inaugural Visit to FALS in 2018 The Greatest Show on Dirt set to tackle the 1/4 mile on May 30, 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - November 14, 2017 - After a successful half-decade of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) hosting the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its' first ever visit to the ¼ mile semi-banked dirt oval on Wednesday May 30, 2018. "We have wanted to bring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint…

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Mike Grosswendt & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. unloaded his racecar from his hauler last Wednesday night as the man to beat when practice began for the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction. When the time came to roll his car back into the hauler following Saturday night's 40-lap main event, the Cullman, Alabama was a richer man - by $25,000 - and had the hardware to show for it after scoring the victory in the 22nd…

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Bergman Triumphant In Lucas Oil ASCS Finale

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Seth Bergman Triumphant In Lucas Oil ASCS Finale At Cocopah Speedway Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photo By: Ron Gilson/ASCS SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 11, 2017) A third-place finish to start off the weekend improved to second the following night, and finally, victory for Seth Bergman to close out the 2017 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Cocopah Speedway "We were bad fast all weekend, and we've been knocking at the door all year, so to close this season out with a win tonight, it's something we've been working very hard…

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Knoxville Track Champion Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018

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Ian Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018 2017 Knoxville Track Champion Excited to Join The Greatest Show on Dirt Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - November 11, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces that Australian Ian Madsen will join the Series full-time in 2018. Madsen, the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, scored his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory during the running of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota in June of this…

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON “OVAL NATIONALS” NIGHT 2

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON "OVAL NATIONALS" NIGHT 2 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Mike Grosswendt & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........Following his career-best third-place finish the previous night, Brody Roa stated that, just a year and a half ago, he would've been laughing had you told him he was going to be on the podium at the "Oval Nationals." One night later, the question had to be asked. Who's laughing now? "I'm still laughing, just for a different reason," Roa exclaimed. "This is, by far, the biggest one. To do it at Perris, a track I grew…

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Saldana Unstoppable With Lucas Oil ASCS At Cocopah Speedway

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Joey Saldana Unstoppable With Lucas Oil ASCS At Cocopah Speedway Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photo By: Ron Gilson/ASCS SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 10, 2017) Getting the call to race 48-hours before the start of the Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals, Indiana's Joey Saldana answered the call with victory in the team's second night of competition with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Cocopah Speedway. "I was not supposed to be here driving this. Tayler [Malsam] was supposed to be here," said Saldana when asked about the team's formation and quick…

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STOCKON REELS OFF 2ND STRAIGHT WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF “OVAL NATIONALS”

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STOCKON REELS OFF 2ND STRAIGHT WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF "OVAL NATIONALS" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Mike Grosswendt/USAC Racing Perris, California.........It's almost a shame the racing season is nearing its end. After all, Chase Stockon's season feels like it's just beginning. After waiting more than 15 months to get his ninth career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, the Fort Branch, Indiana driver had to wait just five more nights to get his 10th on night one of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast…

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Rilat Triumphant On Night 1 Of Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

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Travis Rilat Triumphant On Night 1 Of Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photos By: Aaron Clay/ASCS SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 9, 2017) Taking the BDS Motorsports No. 1 to Victory Lane for the first time against the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2017, Travis Rilat led start to finish for his 27th career National Tour victory, and first at the Cocopah Speedway to open up the three-day Lucas Oil Cocopah Sprint Nationals. "This win means a lot. We've had a lot of success over the year, but these past…

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Wingless Sprints Battle For $1,000 Winner’s Share At ‘Gobbler’

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‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprints Battle For $1,000 Winner’s Share, Bonuses At Accord Speedway November 25 ‘Gobbler’ Story By: Brett Deyo/Gobbler Photos By: Dave Kovacs/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – At Accord Speedway’s Saturday, November 25 ‘Gobbler’ event, the North East Wingless Sprints have added some “whipped cream” to the program. The self-starting, wingless GM Crate 602 powered sprints are a first-time attraction to the post-Thanksgiving special. With the assistance of several marketing partners, the division will compete for a huge $1,000 to win in their 20-lap ‘Gobbler’ main event. Thanks to Rapid Tire, the event winner will receive $1,000! Second-place pays $500…

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Return to Terre Haute Action Track in 2018

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Return to Terre Haute Action Track in 2018 Outlaws second visit to The Action Track since 2006 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - November 9, 2017 - For just the second time in 12 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2018. The date is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018. The UMP Modifieds will be the support class for the evening. The slightly banked ½ mile track located in Indiana most recently hosted The Greatest Show…

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CBS Sports Network to Broadcast Eight World of Outlaws Events During Offseason

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CBS Sports Network to Broadcast Eight World of Outlaws Events During Offseason 4 Sprint Car / 4 Late Model Events Sunday's 9pm EST; Starting November 12 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - November 7, 2017 - Just days after the conclusion of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and subsequently the conclusion of both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car and Late Model Series seasons, the World of Outlaws are excited to announce that eight races will appear on CBS Sports Network starting November 12,…

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Hafertepe Leads The Way Into Three Night Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

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Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photos By: Dayton Sutterby/ASCS SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 8, 2017) The end of the 2017 season is in sight for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who leads the way with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network as the series rolls into the Cocopah Speedway on November 9, 10, and 11 for the series 2017 season finale. The final stop of the series one year ago, Hafertepe rode off into the sunset with $60,000 and his first career National Tour Championship. For his 2017 visit, the Sunnyvale, Texas native will again…

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BROTHERS MICHAEL AND BRIAN CARBER ENTER INAUGURAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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BROTHERS MICHAEL AND BRIAN CARBER ENTER INAUGURAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS WEEKEND Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ November 7, 2017 . . .  A pair of dirt track racing brothers, Michael and Brian Carber have each filed entries for the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Racing Fuels which will be held at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd. Get your tickets now, don’t risk standing in line. This one is going to be huge! The event, the only indoor dirt oval track race in the northeast, has drawn tremendous…

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Schatz Outruns Sweet’s Consistency, Gravel’s Explosiveness to Capture 2017 Title

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Schatz Outruns Sweet's Consistency, Gravel's Explosiveness to Capture 2017 Title Looking Ahead, Some Predictions for 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Nov. 5, 2017 - The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season saw Donny Schatz claim his ninth Series title. Schatz, who turned 40 in August, has now won five of the last six Championships and will chase his tenth title in 2018, but not without heavy resistance from David Gravel, Brad Sweet and the rest of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars. Gravel, 25, capped off a…

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STILLWAGGON MAKES FIRST BRIDGEPORT WIN A BIG ONE IN BIG TRACK CLASSIC

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STILLWAGGON MAKES FIRST BRIDGEPORT WIN A BIG ONE IN BIG TRACK CLASSIC Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com Robbie Stillwaggon raced to his first ever victory on the 5/8 mile Bridgeport Speedway by capturing the Saturday night portion of the Big Track Classic. Stillwaggon's fourth place finish on Friday night along with his win on Saturday gave him the best record for the weekend and as a result, the Midge Miller Memorial Trophy, given in honor of the former URC competitor and club official. "I really wanted that trophy," an excited Stillwaggon exclaimed in victory lane. It…

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Gravel Thrills Sellout World Finals Crowd with Last Lap Pass

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Gravel Thrills Sellout World Finals Crowd with Last Lap Pass of Schatz Schatz wins the war; Crowned 9-time Series Champion Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Charlotte, NC - November 4, 2017 - David Gravel couldn't clear Donny Schatz with seven to go, but would not be denied, scoring the victory in a thriller with a last-lap pass of Schatz. It was Gravel and CJB Motorsports 18th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season, doubling their total from last season. Schatz and Brian Brown completed the podium on the final night…

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Schatz Reaches 20-Win Plateau for Fifth Straight Year with Win at Textron Off Road World Finals

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Schatz Reaches 20-Win Plateau for Fifth Straight Year with Win at Textron Off Road World Finals Ian Madsen and Dave Blaney complete podium in stacked 53-car field Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, NC - November 3, 2017 - No matter who is in the pits, it's tough to bet against Donny Schatz. That proved true on Night Two of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Schatz bested a stout field of 53 cars from across the world to win his 20th…

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Gravel, Starks Claim Top Qualifying Honors on Opening Night of World Finals

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Gravel, Starks Claim Top Qualifying Honors on Opening Night of World Finals; Schatz Clinches 2017 Title Racing action for WoO Sprint Cars and Late Models begins tomorrow Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, NC - November 2, 2017 - David Gravel and Trey Starks topped Friday and Saturday Qualifying, respectively, but it was Donny Schatz stealing the show on the opening night of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Schatz clinched his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship by taking the Green Flag…

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32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pre-Entry Now Open

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32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pre-Entry Now Open Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (November 1, 2017) The list of teams are already starting to pour in as the entry blank for the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire went online in the early hours of November 1, 2017. Some of the earliest entries received include car owner Brian Dunlap, who fields a pair of cars with Arizona's Casey Shuman among the team's drivers. Entries can be downloaded at http://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453 and returned via Fax to (918) 836-5517, called in to…

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DEWEASE WINS SPRINT SHOWDOWN AT SUSQUEHANNA

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LANCE DEWEASE WINS SPRINT SHOWDOWN AT SUSQUEHANNA October 30, 2017 Story By: Brad Vores/Susquehanna Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Lance Dewease survived some mid-race drama with Logan Schuchart before capturing the big $5,000 payday in Saturday’s 30-lap BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Showdown at Susquehanna Speedway. The event closed the curtain on the 2017 racing season at Susquehanna and in Central Pennsylvania. Chase Dietz dominated the 25-lap 358 Sprint car feature for his second win of the season. After setting quick time and winning the Dash, World of Outlaws regular Logan Schuchart took control of the 410 Sprint…

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FOUR PAST ARDC SERIES CHAMPIONS PART OF EVER-INCREASING EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS FIELD

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FOUR PAST AMERICAN RACING DRIVERS CLUB MIDGET CAR SERIES CHAMPIONS PART OF EVER-INCREASING EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS FIELD; INAUGURAL TRENTON RACE SET FOR DEC. 1-2 Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP TRENTON, NJ October 28, 2017 . . . Get your tickets now, don’t risk standing in line, the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Racing Fuels is going to be huge! The event, the only indoor dirt oval track race in the northeast, will be held at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd and race fans can’t wait to see the action. Rich black clay has…

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BIG TRACK CLASSIC RETURNS TO BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

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BIG TRACK CLASSIC RETURNS TO BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The second annual Big Track Classic for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club (URC) Sprint Cars is coming to the Bridgeport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th. The inaugural event produced great racing a year ago when Curt Michael raced to the win in Friday night action and Lucas Wolfe improved on his fifth place finish on Friday to capture his first ever Bridgeport Speedway win on Saturday. Michael earned the coveted Midge Miller Memorial Trophy for accumulating the most points…

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REIGNING INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES CHAMP FLORES ENTERS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES

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RYAN FLORES, REIGNING INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELD BY VP RACING FUELS CHAMPION, ENTERS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA October 27, 2017 . . . Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., who fought his way to the 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels championship, is among the top drivers who have filed entries for the 2018 Series events. “I’m excited about coming back to race indoors,” Flores said. “The car was in great shape after last year. We’re trying to make the car lighter, stronger and get a little…

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TMEZ DRIFTS WEST FOR WESTERN WORLD & OVAL

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TMEZ DRIFTS WEST FOR WESTERN WORLD & OVALS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com After all, Thomas Meseraull will indeed be heading west when the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Cars stop at Arizona Speedway and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway during the month of November for the 2017 season finales. The San Jose, California native has been named as the driver of the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19 for the Nov. 3-4 "Western World Championships" at Arizona and the Nov. 9-10-11 Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris. Meseraull hasn't had any…

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Zearfoss, Hodnett And Bishop Close Port Royal Season With Wins

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Zearfoss, Hodnett And Bishop Close Port Royal Season With Wins Story By: Port Royal Speedway Media Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa. – With over 80 sprint cars in the pit area, Port Royal Speedway capped off the highly successful 2017 season on Saturday night with Brock Zearfoss, Greg Hodnett and Austin Bishop claiming the 410 sprint, URC sprint and 305 sprint mains, respectively. In the 25-lap 410 sprint main, polesitter Dylan Cisney beat Brock Zearfoss into the first turn only to see Zearfoss take the lead as the pair shot onto the backchute. The reigning 2017 track champion,…

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Reutzel Battles To First Career Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals Victory

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Aaron Reutzel Battles To First Career Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals Victory Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photo By: Rudy Garcia/ASCS MESQUITE, Texas (October 21, 2017) The 44th annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals ended with a first time winner at the famed half-mile as Aaron Reutzel battled his way to the front of the field aboard his Dissolvalloy No. 87 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. "We had a great racecar and a hell of a start," commented Reutzel, who later went to give high praise to his crew. "I let Grant…

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Kerry Madsen Wins Outstanding Salina Highbanks Feature

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Kerry Madsen Wins Outstanding Salina Highbanks Feature Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet complete podium in thrilling Feature Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Richard Bales/WoO SALINA, OK. - October 21, 2017 - Kerry Madsen had over an eight second lead last night at Lakeside Speedway before spinning in heavy lapped traffic. Tonight, the 'Mad Man' made sure he parked his GoMuddy.com No.2M where it belonged - on the frontstretch. In thrilling fashion, Madsen went from third to the lead in half a lap and went on to win his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. GETS MIDGET RIDE FOR SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. GETS MIDGET RIDE FOR SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Kevin Thomas, Jr., who's enjoyed a highly successful USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, will make his return behind the wheel of a midget in this Sunday's fifth annual "Jason Leffler Memorial" at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois. The Cullman, Alabama driver will compete in the event co-sanctioned by USAC and POWRi in a car fielded by Austin Brown. It was in this same car that Thomas made his only two series starts of…

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Wayne City, Illinois.........In the late 1990s, Jason Leffler made tracks big and small his personal playground as he raced to three consecutive USAC National Midget titles. Though Leffler may have been small in stature, his legacy in the sport of midget racing remains that of a giant. One look at the one-eighth-mile dirt oval of Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois gives the impression of diminutive. But that's just a front for the spectacular wheel-banging, ultra-competitive style that…

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Brady Bacon Eyes First WoO Victory

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Brady Bacon Eyes First WoO Victory Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com SALINA, Okla. — Brady Bacon has won in just about every type of race car and with nearly every series he has raced with over the years. One series he has yet to find the winner’s circle with is the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Bacon has been close on a couple of occasions to scoring that elusive first Outlaws win. The native of Broken Arrow, Okla., will continue his quest for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win during Saturday’s Twister…

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR “LEFFLER MEMORIAL” SUNDAY

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" SUNDAY IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dich Forman/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Throughout his career, Thomas Meseraull has proven adept at adapting to new situations and new rides quickly. For this Sunday's, Oct. 22 USAC National Midget event at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois, the San Jose, California driver returns to a familiar situation as he climbs aboard the Amati Racing No. 66 for the "Jason Leffler Memorial." This season alone, Meseraull has won twice on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for two different teams,…

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STILLWAGGON WINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT

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RYAN STILLWAGGON WINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW  Story By: Erika Palmai-Wagner/MASS Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com Burlington, NJ native Ryan Stillwaggon added his name to the prestigious list of Thunder On The Hill Racing Series feature winners this past Saturday night at Grandview Speedway after winning the twenty-five lap $500 to win Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series event. Stillwaggon, who started alongside runner up Tim Tanner Jr. on the front row, led every lap and survived multiple cautions as well as heavy lapped traffic on his journey to victory lane. 2017 MASS champion Eddie Wagner, Austin Bishop and Dave Brown rounded out the top five. “I just want…

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All Dirt Roads Lead to Charlotte

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All Dirt Roads Lead to Charlotte Textron Off Road World Finals closes out racing season on November 2-4, 2017 Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Oct. 17, 2017 - The 2017 racing season is made up of 252 days between February and November. During this time, every mile traveled, every lap around a racetrack, every dirt road leads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Textron Off Road World Finals on November 2-4. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super…

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Tim Shaffer Goes Flag-to-Flag at Ransomville

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Tim Shaffer Goes Flag-to-Flag at Ransomville Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart complete podium in Series first visit in 20 years to Ransomville Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com RANSOMVILLE, New York - October 16, 2017 - The 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer led flag-to-flag in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first visit to the Ransomville Speedway in 20 years. Shaffer fell off the narrow frontstretch in lapped traffic with two to go, but was able to corral his No. 49X and pilot it to his second World of Outlaws Feature win of…

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Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Returns to Action This Saturday Night

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Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Returns to Action This Saturday Night Story By: Tim Moran/URC Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will return to action this Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway. The last time the URC visited the Central PA track, Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett took home the checkered flags back in May. With Curt Michael on the verge of wrapping up his 10th United Racing Club Championship, look for the Bill Gallagher owned 5G up front battling with the best 360’s in the area including Hodnett, Wolfe, Whittall, Coyle, Stillwaggon, Weller, Locke…

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean & David Nearpass/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........It was just a month ago when Kevin Thomas, Jr. saw hopes of a Terre Haute Action Track victory dashed in the final laps as he ran out of fuel while leading on a late race restart. On the final restart of Saturday night's "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic," Thomas was fueled by determination and a sense of redemption as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon…

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Schatz Downs ‘The Posse’ and Claims 19th Win of Season at Port Royal

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Donny Schatz Downs 'The Posse' and Claims 19th Win of Season at Port Royal Lance Dewease and Daryn Pittman come from row five to complete the podium Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA - October 14, 2017 - Donny Schatz passed Port Royal Speedway Track Champion, Brock Zearfoss on lap 18 and survived a late charge from Lance Dewease to extend his points lead atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings and score his 19th win of the season. Dewease and 10th starting Daryn Pittman completed the podium at Port Royal.…

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