Sprint Cars & Midgets

The ‘Big Cat’ earns All Star Florida finale victory at Volusia Speedway Park

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The ‘Big Cat’ earns All Star Florida finale victory at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Jim Murdoch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (2/7/2019) - The ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet was the man to beat on Thursday evening at Volusia Speedway Park, officially concluding the five-race Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 sweep through the Sunshine State with a $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals triumph. The victory, Sweet’s fourth-ever during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and his first at the Barberville half-mile, was accomplished from the outside of row two, slowly picking…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Ocala, Florida (February 7, 2019).........Kevin Thomas, Jr. led all 26 drivers on hand during Thursday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship/"Winter Dirt Games X" practice night at Bubba Raceway Park. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas, in his Petry Motorsports/Bolted Spine Designs - Petry Excavating - Gray Auto/Bullet/Speedway Toyota, set the time in the first of the four sessions with a time of 14.263. C.J. Leary was second at 14.305, followed by Chris Windom (14.420), Chase Jones (14.427) and Tyler…

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Shane Stewart earns first Gator during All Star DIRTcar Nationals opener

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Shane Stewart earns first Gator during All Star DIRTcar Nationals opener Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Jim Murdoch & Pete Wortman/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 6, 2019) - It took Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart eight laps to track down race leader, Daryn Pittman, from the inside of row three, but once he found the back bumper of the Roth Motorsports entry, it was the end of the road for Daryn Pittman, as well as the rest of the field. Stewart, driver of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/High Performance Lubricants/Weikert’s Livestock/No. 5 sprint car, opened the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES USAC SPRINT ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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WINTER DIRT GAMES USAC SPRINT ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 6, 2019).........The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car openers from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida bring with it a slew of talented drivers in a deep field for "Winter Dirt Games X" on February 14-15-16. Eight of the expected drivers are previous "Winter Dirt Games" winners, including 2018 opening night winner Chase Stockon of Ft. Branch, Ind. and reigning series champ Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., who tallied the final two nights of last year's event in…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES X LIVE ON FLORACING.COM

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  WINTER DIRT GAMES X LIVE ON FLORACING.COM Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 5, 2019).........A new era for USAC racing begins this weekend as FloRacing.com will live stream the opening rounds of "Winter Dirt Games X" for both the NOS Energy Drink National Midgets (Feb. 8-9) and AMSOIL National Sprint Cars (Feb. 14-15-16) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Veteran motorsports announcer Sean Buckley will be on the microphone for all the events throughout the season on the live FloRacing.com broadcasts, which includes more than 80+ races from coast-to-coast between the Silver…

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USAC MIDGET ROOKIE CLASS AIMS TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN 2019

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USAC MIDGET ROOKIE CLASS AIMS TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (February 5, 2019).........Coming off a year in which a Rookie stormed into USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget competition to win three races and the series title, your eyes have to be focused on who can rise up to the challenge to, perhaps, repeat what Logan Seavey did a year ago. Nine drivers thus far have indicated his or her intention to compete on the full series' trail, a substantially-talented class of individuals who can certainly…

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TMC to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Races

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TMC Transportation to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Series Races with Tucker-Boat Motorsports 18-Year-Old Earnhardt Family Member Embarks on First Full USAC Season Story By: David Smith/Tucker-Boat Racing DES MOINES, IOWA, Feb. 5, 2019 - TMC Transportation, the nation's largest employee-owned open deck transportation company, will serve as the primary partner for Karsyn Elledge, the 18-year-old granddaughter of NASCAR Hall-of-Fame driver Dale Earnhardt and niece of two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., across multiple races comprising the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship. TMC Transportation is familiar to dirt racing die-hards. Harrold Annett, the Chairman…

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WINDOM BEGINS USAC TRIPLE CROWN QUEST THIS WEEKEND IN OCALA

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WINDOM BEGINS USAC TRIPLE CROWN QUEST THIS WEEKEND IN OCALA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (February 4, 2019).........In the long, storied history of the United States Auto Club, only six drivers have been able to claim the title of USAC Triple Crown champion by winning the USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget championships during their career. In 2019, Chris Windom aims to become the next in line to take his shot at becoming the seventh as he climbs into the seat of the Clauson Marshall…

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Tony Stewart dominates final night of All Star action at Bubba Raceway Park

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Tony Stewart dominates final night of All Star action at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Jim Murdoch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2019) - Despite an early afternoon rain shower nearly terminating the third and final night of Winter Nationals competition featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the show went on and so did Tony Stewart, eventually dominating the entire program for a fourth-ever All Star main event win, as well as a $5,000 top prize. It was Stewart’s first-ever All Star victory at Bubba Raceway…

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Tickets on Sale Now for World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars at Bridgeport

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Tickets on Sale Now for World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars at Bridgeport Story By: Chris Dolack/WRG Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BRIDGEPORT, NJ — February 2, 2019 — It may have taken an extra year, but the winged warriors from the World of Outlaw NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series are set to invade Bridgeport Speedway’s 3/8-mile Design for Vision/Sun Glass Central Speedway on Tuesday, May 21. This year will mark the first time since 2003 the Outlaws have raced at Bridgeport. The previous seven races at Bridgeport were on the track’s 5/8-mile oval, where Sammy Swindell won five…

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Shaffer two-for-two during Winter Nationals action at Bubba Raceway Park

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Tim Shaffer two-for-two during Winter Nationals action at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photo By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2019) - For the second time in as many nights, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer is a main event winner with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, padding a recent stretch of Florida dominance that now includes back-to-back $5,000 top prizes. For Shaffer, the All Star victory was the product of patience and experience, forced to manhandle periods of slower traffic on a narrow, but ultra-fast racing surface, all…

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Tim Shaffer opens 2019 All Star season with exciting victory at Bubba Raceway Park

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Tim Shaffer opens 2019 All Star season with exciting victory at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch OCALA, Fla. (January 31, 2019) - Tim Shaffer’s effort on Thursday evening was relentless. Not only did the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ open the 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season by scoring the Winter Nationals opener at Bubba Raceway Park, he was forced to battle, and hold back, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart in the process. Shaffer, pilot of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/Smith Titanium/Southern Pacific…

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TALENT-LADEN USAC MIDGET FIELD SET TO TAKE ON OCALA FOR WINTER DIRT GAMES

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TALENT-LADEN USAC MIDGET FIELD SET TO TAKE ON OCALA FOR WINTER DIRT GAMES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (January 31, 2019).........The beginning of a new year brings a myriad of new rides, new colors, new names and new faces when the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship arrives at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for the series debut at the 3/8-mile, D-shaped dirt track on Feb. 8-9. Three past series champions are expected to compete including reigning king Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif., a three-time winner on the trail a…

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MIDGET CHAMP THORSON RETURNS FOR USAC TITLE RUN IN 2019

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MIDGET CHAMP THORSON RETURNS FOR USAC TITLE RUN IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (January 30, 2019).........Tanner Thorson will return full-time to the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship in 2019 as the 2016 titlist makes a run at another crown for Clyde Lamar's Tri-C Motorsports team when the series makes its season debut February 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for "Winter Dirt Games X." Thorson, of Minden, Nev., owns 12 career USAC National Midget feature wins and ran just a handful of shows last season, finishing…

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FATHEADZ NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF SUMAR CLASSIC; ADDS QUICK TIME CASH PLUS BONUSES

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FATHEADZ NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF SUMAR CLASSIC; ADDS QUICK TIME CASH PLUS BONUSES Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana (January 30, 2019).........Fatheadz Eyewear has come on board for the 2019 season to honor the driver each night who sets fast time in every USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget event throughout the year. In addition, Fatheadz will be the title sponsor of the April 14 "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown race at Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track, adding to the purse for the 19th running of the 100-lapper…

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REVITALIZED GRANT EAGER FOR SOLID START IN OCALA

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REVITALIZED GRANT EAGER FOR SOLID START IN OCALA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 30, 2019).........Last year was one of the most challenging seasons of Justin Grant's racing career. A year that began with high hopes for he and TOPP Motorsports early on in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season was hindered by mounting frustration and a lack of wins. "We started out with pretty high hopes," Grant recalled. "Sunshine (Tyler Courtney) had stepped out of the car and had been winning races. I had stepped away from the McGhee car…

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DARLAND TO CHASE USAC SPRINT TRAIL WITH BRISCOE

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DARLAND TO CHASE USAC SPRINT TRAIL WITH BRISCOE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 29, 2019).........Dave Darland has teamed with Chase Briscoe Racing to compete on the 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail, beginning with the season-opening "Winter Dirt Games X" on Feb. 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. "I'm excited," Darland exclaimed in the team's press release. "They have a great team with Chase, Kevin (Briscoe), Brady Short and Brent Deweese. I'm certainly looking forward to it; it is a great opportunity for me." The…

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THE DEMON RETURNS TO WINTER DIRT GAMES AFTER SEVEN-YEAR ABSENCE

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THE DEMON RETURNS TO WINTER DIRT GAMES AFTER SEVEN-YEAR ABSENCE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (January 28, 2019).........Damion Gardner, the winningest driver in the history of Winter Dirt Games, returns with the intention to add to his record total when the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars make their 2019 season debut February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Concord, California's Gardner will take the wheel of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 20 for the three-race event to kick off the season. The very same car made just a handful of…

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MATT JANISCH, RYAN FLORES, ANDY JANKOWIAK AND TOMMY CATALANO CLAIM THREE QUARTER MIDGET A-MAIN QUALIFIERS

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MATT JANISCH, RYAN FLORES, ANDY JANKOWIAK AND TOMMY CATALANO CLAIM THREE QUARTER MIDGET A-MAIN QUALIFIERS; FAST TIME RUDOLPH CRASHES; GAMBLER’S CLASSIC GOES SATURDAY NIGHT Story By: Steve Barrick/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 25, 2019 . . . Four popular Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers, Matt Janisch, Nazareth, PA, Ryan Flores, Troutman, NC, Andy Jankowiak, Buffalo, NY and Tommy Catalano, Ontario, NY raced to victory Friday night in four 20-lap TQ qualifying races that helped determine the starting order for tonight’s Gamblers Classic, the headline race of NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend inside Atlantic City’s…

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The Rise of Shark Racing

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The Rise of Shark Racing From Thrashing to Thriving, Bobby Allen Has Turned His Team Into Contenders Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff CONCORD, NC – January 25, 2019 – Five years ago, Bobby Allen decided it was time. It was time to bring his then 22-year-old grandson Logan Schuchart and 19-year-old son Jacob Allen on the road full-time with the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. He knew that if he wanted them to make a living in this sport, they had to be on the World of Outlaws tour. When the news…

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BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY OPENS 2019 SEASON UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY OPENS 2019 SEASON UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Bloomington, Indiana (January 16, 2019).........Bloomington Speedway, whose racing tradition dates back to 1923, begins a new era in 2019 under a management team led by Bloomington native and USAC Silver Crown manager A.J. Bowlen and the United States Auto Club. Track improvements are now in the planning stages to assure that the iconic southern Indiana quarter-mile, red clay oval continues to provide thrills for generations to come - the racing entertainment that has excited race fans for the past century. Planned improvements include…

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2019 All Star season to begin January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park

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2019 All Star season to begin January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 25, 2019) - Continuing a longstanding tradition, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will kickstart the 2019 season in the Sunshine State, ready to invade a pair of Florida ovals for a combined five events between January 31 and February 7. Celebrating its fifth season under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, the All Stars will visit Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park…

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JANKOWIAK TOPS THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET TIME TRIAL CHARTS IN THREE THURSDAY PRACTICE

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ANDY JANKOWIAK TOPS THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET TIME TRIAL CHARTS IN THREE THURSDAY PRACTICES, LOU CICCONI AND RYAN FLORES ALSO QUICK; JARED SILFEE OUTRUNS SLINGSHOTS, MIKE PERRY BEST IN CHAMP KART PRACTICE THURSDAY NIGHT IN AC BOARDWALK HALL ACTION RACING ACTION INDOORS BOARDWALK HALL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 24, 2019 . . . Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, NY showed himself as the man to beat this weekend in Boardwalk Hall as the upstate New Yorker drove a homebuilt Three Quarter (TQ) Midget to quickest…

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World of Outlaws Return to Texas with Early Season Stops at Cotton Bowl and LoneStar

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World of Outlaws Return to Texas with Early Season Stops at Cotton Bowl and LoneStar Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – January 24, 2019 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to Texas for a pair of crucial early season races at Cotton Bowl Speedway Friday, February 22nd and LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, February 23rd. With the addition of a new title sponsor and new driver and team combinations, The Greatest Show on Dirt will have a new look in 2019, both on and off track,…

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USAC MIDGET HISTORY IN FLORIDA CONTINUES ON FEB. 8-9 IN OCALA

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USAC MIDGET HISTORY IN FLORIDA CONTINUES ON FEB. 8-9 IN OCALA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 23, 2019).........In recent years, USAC racing in Florida has become a staple of the season's dawn. Since 2010, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars have annually made a home for themselves in the Sunshine State at "Winter Dirt Games." But, this coming February 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets join in on the Winter Dirt Games festivities for the initial time in the event's decade-long history. While it…

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SYRACUSE INDOOR RACE TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 29TH FOR INAUGURAL EVENT ON MARCH 8TH AND 9TH

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SYRACUSE INDOOR RACE TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 29TH FOR INAUGURAL EVENT ON MARCH 8TH AND 9TH Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY January 23, 2019 . . . Race tickets for the much anticipated Inaugural Syracuse Indoor Race, planned for Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019, at the all new New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY are going to go on sale on Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 AM. The two days of TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot racing will be held in the new Exposition Center building, which has…

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT THE JERSEY RUSH VIII

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT THE JERSEY RUSH VIII, THE ULTIMATE TRIPLE HEADER AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 16 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Harry Meeks, Dave Kovacs & JJ Lane/RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ January 21, 2019 . . . . .Rain stopped the 2018 presentation of the PPB Jersey Rush but plans for this event are full speed ahead in 2019. The most powerful race cars on dirt will make their only appearance at the New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night, July 16 when Pioneer Pole Buildings present, The Jersey Rush VIII, the ultimate triple header at…

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Last Lap Pass Gives Christopher Bell His Third Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Victory

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Last Lap Pass Gives Christopher Bell His Third Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Victory Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photo By: Joe Orth TULSA, Okla. (January 19, 2019) A finish for the ages, Kyle Larson looked to have his first Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in hand, but with a furious run as the leaders worked into traffic, Christopher Bell found the hole on the low line entering turn one on the white flag lap to win his third Golden Driller in a row aboard the iRacing/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71w. "Never in my wildest dreams…

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NOS® Energy Drink Steps it Up as World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Title Sponsor

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NOS® Energy Drink Steps it Up as World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Title Sponsor Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Jan. 17, 2018 – The World of Outlaws announced today a multi-year agreement with NOS® Energy Drink, elevating the brand as the new title sponsor of the now World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. “NOS Energy joined the World of Outlaws last season, and we couldn’t be prouder to have them expand their involvement and become our title sponsor,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “The Greatest…

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THUNDER ON THE HILL PLANS STRONG 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW

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THUNDER ON THE HILL PLANS STRONG 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . . . NAPA RETURNS AS SERIES SPONSOR, USAC SPRINTS & MIDGETS, PA SPRINT SPEED WEEK, ALL STARS SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS ARE ON THE SCHEDULE Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JANUARY 17, 2019) – Five exciting events have been scheduled for the 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway, in Bechtelsville, PA. A diverse schedule of events includes three nationally touring racing circuits plus, Thunder staples like the Modifieds and…

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HANGTOWN 100 AT PLACERVILLE TO PAY RICHEST USAC MIDGET PURSE NOV. 19-20

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HANGTOWN 100 AT PLACERVILLE TO PAY RICHEST USAC MIDGET PURSE NOV. 19-20 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (January 16, 2019).........The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets' first ever appearance at California's Placerville Speedway will pay the richest two-day purse in the history of the series with over $100,000 on the line when the series arrives at the quarter-mile dirt oval for two consecutive nights on November 19-20. The inaugural Elk Grove Ford "Hangtown 100" featuring both the USAC National and Light Up the World Western States Midgets kicks off on Tuesday, November…

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Rico Rocks It On Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night

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Rico Rocks It On Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night Story By:  Bryan Hulbert Photo By: DB3 TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2019) Rico Abreu was the class of the field in Wednesday's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire; winning for the fourth time since 2015 aboard the Safelite AutoGlass/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 97. Asked if he felt his comfort level at the Chili Bowl was back to where it was a few years ago, Rico replied, "Yeah, I think so. I won those back to back…

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Kyle Larson Motors To Warren CAT Qualifying Night Win

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Kyle Larson Motors To Warren CAT Qualifying Night Win Story By: Bryan Hulbert /Chili Bowl Photo By: Buck Monsoon TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2019) Winning in preliminary night competition for the fifth time at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, California's Kyle Larson grabbed the lead on Lap 6 of Tuesday's Warren CAT Qualifying Night A-Feature then went unchallenged to punch his ticket into his eighth 55 Lap championship event. Chasing Zach Daum, the first five laps, Larson tested top and bottom on the Tulsa Expo Raceway before rolling by the Illinois racer on the cushion…

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2019 USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE RELEASED

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2019 USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 15, 2019)………The USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars have released their schedule with 13 races at nine venues in four states making up the slate for the series’ second season in 2019. The legendary Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. marks the first stop for the series on April 5. Additional stops in the Keystone State arrive at Bedford Speedway on April 26 and August 16, with three visits to Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa. set on May…

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Logan Seavey Perfect On Cummins Qualifying Night

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Logan Seavey Perfect On Cummins Qualifying Night Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tim Aylwin TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2019) Rolling into Chili Bowl Victory Lane for the first time in his career, California's Logan Seavey was perfect in the first every Monday Qualifying Night presented by Cummins. Taking advantage of his Heat and Qualifier wins to position the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67 on the pole, Seavey led start to finish in Monday's 25 lap feature event to become the 44th different Preliminary Night winner. "To have the night we had, everything just fell into place and that's…

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Field For 11th Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions Set

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Field For 11th Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions Set Story By: Bryan Hulbert /Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2019) For the 11th time, a field of some of the best drivers to scatter clay atop the Tulsa Expo Raceway will gather for a showdown on Tuesday night as the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC) will go 20 laps for a $2,500 prize. Set to go down among 20 drivers, invitation to the VIROC is based on : 1. You must either be a driver champion of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by…

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Night of Champions 2018 – Speeches and More from the DIRTcar Racing Banquet!

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Night of Champions 2018 - Speeches and More from the DIRTcar Racing Banquet! Story By: Cristina Cordova/DIRTcar Photos Provided By: DIRTcar The 2018 DIRTcar Racing banquet from the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL was yet another successful night of celebration and reflection from all of the champions in each of the 11 series. Lots of hardware was given out, good friends were seen and great speeches were made before what promises to be yet another exciting year of DIRTcar Racing in 2019. The evening began with the honoring of the Kids Mods class, and the champion Dominic Mertzke. After dinner…

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Clauson-Marshall Finalizes Chili Bowl Dream Team

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Clauson-Marshall Finalizes Chili Bowl Dream Team Story By: Clauson-Marshall Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Clauson-Marshall Racing co-owner Tim Clauson has confirmed the team’s driver lineup for the third-annual CMR Dream Team that will compete during the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The ‘Dream Team’ concept was first envisioned by Clauson’s son, the late Bryan Clauson, before his death in August of 2016. A diverse group of nine drivers will make up the Clauson-Marshall Chili Bowl roster, which will again receive major sponsorship support from NOS Energy Drink. “We’re going back with some veteran presence, but…

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CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA’S LINCOLN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULES A PRESS CONFERENCE FOR 3 PM OPENING DAY (FRIDAY) OF PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW

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CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA’S LINCOLN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULES A PRESS CONFERENCE FOR 3 PM OPENING DAY (FRIDAY) OF PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW; EXCITING FUTURE PLANS TO BE REVEALED Story By: Ernie Saxton/Motorsports 2019 Trade Show Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com OAKS, PA January 11,2019 . . . A major announcement by Lincoln Speedway that is expected to catapult the historic Central PA Speedway to new heights has been scheduled for Friday at 3:00 PM on the PPB Motorsports Show’s Center Stage. The press conference, which will take place one hour after the opening of the 2019 show in the Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will include announcements,…

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NOS® Energy Drink Named Official Energy Drink Of The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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NOS® Energy Drink Named Official Energy Drink Of The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented By General Tire Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (January 10, 2019) The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented By General Tire will be revved higher than normal as NOS Energy Drink has signed on as the "Official Energy Drink of the Chili Bowl". Introduced in 2005, NOS Energy Drink has been a staple supporter of Motorsports with representation over the last 13-years across NASCAR, Formula Drift, ARCA, World of Outlaws, and USAC…

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KT, DAVEY JR. AND CONN JOIN HAMILTON RACING 2019 SILVER CROWN ROSTER

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KT, DAVEY JR. AND CONN JOIN HAMILTON RACING 2019 SILVER CROWN ROSTER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 9, 2019).........Davey Hamilton Racing will field a talented roster of drivers with Kevin Thomas, Jr., Davey Hamilton, Jr. and Jason Conn all set to take the wheel for the new Silver Crown team which hits the track for the first time in 2019. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., has teamed up with team owners Hamilton and David Byrd to compete in all six pavement races on the Silver Crown schedule this season aboard the No.…

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DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. TO RUN FULL SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE IN 2019

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DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. TO RUN FULL SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana (January 4, 2019).........Davey Hamilton, Jr. will venture into an expanded USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule in 2019 as he aims to compete full-time on the 12-race trail, racing his for his father's Davey Hamilton Racing team on both the dirt and pavement. Hamilton owns a plethora of experience in a wide variety of machines including off-road trucks and Indy Lights throughout his career, but a full slate of Silver Crown racing is the next step in his racing endeavors, and…

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Number 27 To Be Retired Across Central Pennsylvania

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Number 27 To Be Retired Across Central Pennsylvania Story By: Mandee Pauch/Heffner Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Retiring a number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to an icon whose career was cut short. Greg Hodnett, sprint car icon, was 49 when he lost his life in a crash at BAPS Motor Speedway in late September. Hodnett had a lustrous career driving several car numbers during his time, but his last number he ever drove was the No.27 owned by Mike Heffner and Heffner Racing Enterprises. “It’s not any more special than any of…

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Brad Loyet Set To Take On The Chili Bowl Nationals One Last Time

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  Brad Loyet Set To Take On The Chili Bowl Nationals One Last Time Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (December 28, 2018) The 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will be one of mixed emotions for the Loyet family as Brad Loyet will get behind the wheel of the Loyet Landscaping/Vacuworx No. 05 one last time before he hangs up the helmet. Taken out of the seat in February 2018 when a wheel exploded while inflating a tire, Loyet was rushed into surgery and has since been…

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$10,000 Goofy’s Sprint Showdown Returns To BAPS

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$10,000 Goofy’s Sprint Showdown Returns To BAPS Story By: BAPS Motor Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK HAVEN, Pa. – BAPS Motor Speedway has partnered with Goofy’s Eatery and Spirits to increase the payout and prestige for next year’s Goofy’s Eatery & Spirits Sprint Showdown. Gerard McIntyre Jr. won this year’s event and banked $5,000. However, the winner of next year’s race on Nov. 16 will earn a hefty $10,000 payday. The total purse for the 2019 edition of the Goofy’s Eatery & Spirits Sprint Showdown is more than $30,000. “We are honored to partner with Goofy’s Eatery and Spirits,”…

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Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17

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Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17   Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA - Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2019 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates, all which include the powerful Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars. The 2019 season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm. A total of four season dates for the always-popular super late models has been slated including the return of the World of Outlaws late model series to the track for the first time…

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READY TO USHER IN NEW YEAR OF RACING IN DOWTOWN ALLENTOWN, PA JANUARY 4-5 WITH RUNNING THE IRONTON TELEPHONE INDOOR RACE PRESENTED BY BELFOR

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THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGETS, SLINGSHOTS, CHAMP KARTS READY TO USHER IN NEW YEAR OF RACING IN DOWTOWN ALLENTOWN, PA JANUARY 4-5 WITH RUNNING THE IRONTON TELEPHONE INDOOR RACE PRESENTED BY BELFOR Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA December 27, 2018 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels is ready to roll in the first race of the New Year! The PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA will be the site, on Friday and Saturday, January 4-5, 2019, for the running of the Ironton Telephone Indoor Race Presented…

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HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT FOR 2019

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HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH MEAN GREEN RETURNING AS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR AND HAR’S WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT OF THE ICONIC # 69 FOR THE 2019 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES Story By: Hoffman Auto Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Loveland, OH (Dec 21, 2018) Hoffman Auto Racing is proud to announce that Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser will return as the primary sponsor and with 15 USAC National Sprint Car wins and two USAC National Sprint Car Championships for HAR, Brady Bacon is back in the seat. HAR now boasts 108 USAC National Sprint Car…

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Chili Bowl Entries Surpass 300

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Chili Bowl Entries Surpass 300 Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein TULSA, Okla. – Exceeding 300 entries for the fifth consecutive year, a melting pot of talent is set to converge on Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan. 14-19. “When the Chili Bowl started, we had just a few over 50 cars that showed up and maybe a couple thousand people that came out to watch. I think back to those days and look at what it has become, and I’m amazed,” said Chili Bowl co-founder Emmett…

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Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Races Past 1,000 Entries With More Expected

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Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Races Past 1,000 Entries With More Expected Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Tulsa Shootout TULSA, Okla. (December 20, 2018) At the close of early entry on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout has for the fifth consecutive event received more than 1,000 entries. What makes that worthy of note, is prior to going to the current open-wheel format, the Tulsa Shootout ran upwards of 20 divisions with Karts, Quads, Flat Track, Micros, Mini Sprints, and more on the card. Back then, 1,000 entries or more were fairly common. At 1,038 entries among seven…

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