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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Wilson Joining World of Outlaws This Weekend at Eldora Speedway

 


Inside Line Promotions - FRANKLIN, Pa. (May 4, 2021) - This weekend will serve as a barometer for Greg Wilson, who is looking to gauge how far his racing program has come this year and where it needs to continue to grow.

The Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team will race on Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.


"I know what works at Eldora," Wilson said. "If I go there and it still doesn't work then we need to be looking for something else. I notoriously struggle with qualifying everywhere and about 50 percent of the time we actually time in well there. I put the normal setup we run at Eldora on the car and we're going to find out. We're putting our best motor in and we have tires for the weekend. We're going down there to gauge ourselves if we are getting better."

Wilson raced with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend and qualifying hampered the team during races on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, and on Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park.

"It was frustrating for sure, but it's a learning deal," he said. "You gauge yourself off your competition. I questioned if we were a lot better or a little better. When you have tough competition you're going to learn the answer quickly. We're back in the shop working hard to get better."

Wilson ended each night by narrowly missing a transfer into the main event, finishing only one spot out on Saturday and two spots shy on Sunday.

"It was frustrating, especially Saturday because I felt like we gave a situation that we're good at away," he said. "When we left Sharon I thought if I had one more crack at it we'd be all right. The car was pretty good, but we just didn't have speed. It wasn't a lost weekend though. We were so close to being good enough to get in the main event and if I get 30 laps I'm going to pass some cars."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 5 (4).

May 2 - Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 6 (9).


SEASON STATS -


19 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series


UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -


TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregWilsonRacing

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"We're grateful for the partnership of Lubbock Wrecker Service, which has been a long-time supporter of racing," Wilson said. "The team at Lubbock Wrecker Service has been tremendous and we're looking forward to a successful season together."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO BY LOUD PEDAL PHOTOGRAPHY* 


NEXT CHAPTER: Daryn Pittman Relishing Role of Part-Time Ride, Full-Time Business Former Champ Teams with Swindell, Takes Ownership of Ultra Shield Race Products

 


ROSSBURG, OH - May 4, 2021 - Daryn Pittman never wanted to stop racing, he just wanted to explore other avenues and prepare himself for life down the road.

That's exactly what the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion is doing in his first season away from the cockpit full-time. Announced this week, Daryn and his wife Mandy Pittman have acquired ownership of Texas based Ultra Shield Race Products, expanding upon his well-known passion for safety in Sprint Car Racing.

Daryn the businessman will be quite busy working on seats, belts, tear-offs, and other aspects of the industry from Monday through Friday, but Daryn the racer still has that burning fire to compete within inside of him on the weekends. He'll fulfill the desire by competing in a 20-25 race part-time schedule with Kevin Swindell's #39 team.

It's a part-time schedule centered around the Crown Jewel events, but it all gets started this weekend at Eldora Speedway's #LetsRaceTwo on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8; where Pittman hopes to deliver a first-career World of Outlaws victory to Swindell - the owner.

ELDORA TICKETS (5/7-8)

"A big goal of mine in this whole deal is to be the guy that gets Kevin his first win as an owner," Pittman told the Passing Points Podcast. "I think he'll end up with plenty down the road, but I already stole two of them from Christopher [Bell] and I don't feel bad about it whatsoever. Truthfully, there's no reason why we shouldn't be successful."

A project months in the making, on both ends, Pittman was finally ready to tease his schedule after the news became officially official.

"I'be been in contact with Kevin really since Chili Bowl back in January," Pittman elaborated. "We knew the Ultra Shield deal was coming, so that's why were vague for quite awhile, but Kevin was more than happy to work with us. It's not a lot, but it's the races that are important to us both."

The element that makes Pittman most comfortable with this new arrangement is his faith in knowing Swindell will bring a competitive car to the track.

"I need to focus on my job and this business from Monday to Friday," Pittman explained. "I need to be able to show up and just drive, and I know Kevin can bring that whenever we unload. His stuff is fast everywhere they go. Hopefully we're fast right out of the gate at Eldora."

Making their debut together at Eldora almost seems like the perfect match. Kevin's #39 recently sat on the pole position of the Kings Royal with his father Sammy Swindell at the wheel, and Pittman himself has quite the record at the Rossburg, OH 1/2-mile.

Across thousands and thousands of laps in 127 starts at The Big E, Pittman has collected four World of Outlaws win and two of the most special victories of his career: the 2003 Historical Big One and the 2008 Kings Royal.

On the flip side, the Owasso, OK native is taking care of business and getting to work before he has some fun this weekend.

"As we speak, I'm actually gluing up some window nets," Pittman joked. "It's a little overwhelming, but we're excited for the challenge. It's exciting because you know I've been a customer basically my entire career, I've been sitting in their seats I think since 1999. I know them very well and I'm passionate about the safety side."

It all goes back to 2002 when a crash at Hollywood Hills (NM) Speedway left Pittman sidelined with a broken back. In what he described as a "relatively easy, dumb crash," he broke his T-4 and T-5 vertebrae. Enter Dave Sharpley.

"Dave is actually one of my best friends and his whole business started around me breaking my back," Pittman mentioned. "He was actually working in IndyCar at the time with Andretti Autosport. In trying to find a way to prevent stuff like my injury, we tried stuff that winter and poured an insert into an aluminum seat using what the IndyCar guys do. Since that day in 2002, I haven't driven a race car without it."

While still planning his move and settling into the new operation, Pittman's spring racing schedule will be relatively simple with Eldora Speedway this weekend and maybe Knoxville Raceway's World of Outlaws doubleheader next month on June 11-12.

All four days of the Kings Royal (July 14-17) at Eldora, the prestigious 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals (August 11-14), and the elusive National Open (October 1-2) at Williams Grove are the main attractions on his limited schedule.

Other nuggets such as Pennsylvania Speedweek and potential the 360 Knoxville Nationals could come to fruition as well. It's an ever-moving project as Pittman prepares for his next chapter in looking ahead to the business at Ultra Shield.

Fans who can’t make it to the track can catch all of the action on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Enjoy Successful Weekend in the Midwest

 


Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Mo. (May 4, 2021) - David Gravel earned a pair of podiums, a new track record and a Hard Charger Award last weekend during the first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tripleheader of the season.

The Big Game Motorsports driver captured third-place finishes on Thursday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and on Friday at I-70 Motorsports Park before hustling from 19th to ninth on Saturday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown finale at I-70 Motorsports Park.


The weekend began last Thursday at Jacksonville Speedway, where Gravel qualified second quickest before he won a heat race. He gained a position to finish third in the dash to start the A Main on the inside of the second row.

"It went smooth," he said. "I was able to qualify good and put ourselves in the front of a heat race. We won that and we ran third in the dash, which was good. We were pretty good in the middle of the feature and leveled off at the end. We played survival mode. A lot of stuff was happening and we were able to clear those incidents. If a couple of things went another way we could have challenged for the win.

"I felt decent down on the bottom. If I hit my marks down there I felt just as fast. I hit those holes (in the higher groove) three or four times in a row. I felt like I was beating my head in the wall running a line I wasn't any faster in and risking crashing. I committed to the bottom and let those guys go crazy up there. If I hit it right and they messed up I knew I could have passed them."

The speed continued on Friday when Gravel made his debut at I-70 Motorsports Park, which has been revamped since the last World of Outlaws race there in 1986. Gravel was stout from the start as he established a new track record in qualifying.

"It started off really good," he said. "We drew an early pill and there was some grip in the track. Our motors are running strong. We put a good lap down and were able to set quick time. It was a good night all around."

Gravel finished second in a heat race before winning the dash to earn the pole position for the A Main.

"(Brock) Zearfoss got the jump on the start of the A Main," he said. "I was able to get him on a restart and led a good chunk of the race. In traffic I felt good everywhere, but I had to go high because of lapped cars. One slipped up and Brad (Sweet) was able to clear him and clear us on the bottom. I had something left in the tank, but the caution came out while we were in traffic, which was a bummer. On the restarts we were struggling with the air pressure getting low and the car wasn't the same after that caution."

Gravel salvaged a third-place result, which was his 11th top five of the year.

The event concluded on Saturday. Gravel qualified 10th quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race when a mechanical failure resulted in a DNF. That relegated Gravel to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won to transfer into the 19th starting spot in the main event.

"I thought we had a great car and it showed in the heat race, but something came up and hit something in the engine," he said. "It drained the oil out of the engine and hurt it. That was a bummer.

"We started 19th and had a really good race car. I think if things went our way we could have been around fifth or sixth. The competition is so stiff. I passed Donny (Schatz) and (Kyle) Larson, who then slid in front of me and slowed down. Donny got back by. It's hard to pass those guys two times. But to rebound and finish in the top 10 was good."

Gravel ended with a ninth-place result.

The team returns to action this Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws.

"Eldora is a place I'm excited to go to," Gravel said. "I've been pretty good at qualifying there and it seems I can run up front. I've won three or four races there and I feel I'm typically in the hunt every time I go there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 29 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (3).

April 30 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

May 1 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (19).

SEASON STATS -


20 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

Advanced tickets for THE SHOWDOWN can be purchased at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO BY TRENT GOWER PHOTOGRAPHY* 

Sides Looking Forward to Eldora Speedway Doubleheader This Weekend

 


Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Mo. (May 4, 2021) - Jason Sides is heading to a familiar high-banked oval this weekend when Eldora Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The track near Rossburg, Ohio, features the #LetsRaceTwo event on Friday and Saturday, marking the first World of Outlaws races there since September 2019.


"We didn't get to race there last year because of the pandemic," Sides said. "When you get back to somewhere you're familiar with you know what to expect. You know how to set the car up and what to do. It makes things a little more simple. A nice goal would be top 10 both nights this weekend."

Sides highlighted the first World of Outlaws tripleheader of the season last weekend with a 15th-place result at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Thursday. He qualified 20th quickest and advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race before gaining a pair of positions in the A Main.

"Everything happens so fast there," he said. "We made it through the heat race even though I hit the wall a few times trying to get by a guy on the outside. In the feature I made a decision to not get tore up. There were some holes in the track. If you ran the top it'd pitch the front end around and potentially put you in the wall. I stayed down low and made whatever progress I could on the bottom."

Sides then ventured to I-70 Motorsports Park for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, which began on Friday. He qualified 12th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and ended 18th in the main event.

"The track was fast," he said. "It was their first race and really the first time they got on the track with water trucks. They got it a little bit wet the first night so it was narrow. It's so fast that it was hard to pass. I think it was a little easier for the guys ripping around the top to get by than some on the bottom.

"The track had a few rocks in it. One hit the left front brake line and all the fluid leaked out so I didn't have much brakes. They started fading toward the end because there wasn't any fluid in it. We probably use brakes more than people think on the big, fast tracks. You run it wide open, but instead of lifting to turn in you use your brakes to do that. When you go to the floor on the brake pedal it pushes up and then you have to lift and end up pushing out of the lane, too."

Mechanical woes ended the night early on Saturday as Sides was running in a transfer position in the Last Chance Showdown.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 29 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 15 (17).

April 30 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 18 (15).

May 1 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -


19 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 7 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO BY PAUL ARCH* 

Dominic Scelzi Wins Bill Brownell Memorial From 10th

 


Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (May 4, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi nearly swept a two-day event at Silver Dollar Speedway, where 61 drivers converged last weekend for the Spring Nationals.

Scelzi charged from 10th to win the Bill Brownell Memorial on Friday before he hustled from 15th to second on Saturday during the David Tarter Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.


"It was almost perfect," he said. "I think we're showing how strong of a race team we are right now."

Scelzi qualified second quickest in his group to open the action on Friday. A heat race win earned a spot into the feature redraw and Scelzi pulled the No. 10 to line up on the outside of the fifth row for the 25-lap A Main.

"We drove up through there and were able to pass (D.J.) Netto on Lap 23," he said. "When we went to Watsonville a couple of weeks ago we weren't very good. The next weekend we went there we started 10th and ran fifth, but we were extremely good. That gave us a lot of momentum and confidence going into Chico feeling like we had run good on a short track and we had the speed we needed.

"You had 61 cars there and pretty much anyone in California who is a hitter was there. We were able to go from 10th to the lead in 25 laps, which was huge. I worked the top, worked the bottom. I was able to slide guys and keep momentum. We were really strong in traffic as well. We had good restarts and were good in open air and good in dirty air. It was a great night."

Scelzi nearly duplicated the success on Saturday when he again qualified second quickest in his group. This time a second-place finish in a heat race locked him into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"The track was really, really greasy on the bottom in the heat race," he said. "We lost the start and ran second. Then in the feature we went from 15th to the lead in about 15 laps. Once we got the lead we really went unchallenged. We had a good restart with about four laps to go. Then we had a restart with three laps to go and again didn't have anybody contend with us. Finally we had another yellow that came out coming to the white flag. The guy in second guessed when I was going and he guessed correctly on the restart. He slid me in turns one and two. I was all over him, but wasn't able to clear him so we ran second. It was a pretty frustrating deal. It took some wind out of my sails, but all in all to go from 15th to the lead made me feel really good. He laid it all out there, got a good restart and we lost. I don't think it was anything we did wrong. That's just a part of racing."

Scelzi's second-place result marked his 11th top five of the season.

Next up the team plans on racing this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (10).

May 1 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (15).

SEASON STATS -


16 races, 5 wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., has been a partner of ours since the first year we began racing sprint cars," Scelzi said. "They supply a lot of product for our family business as well. We've been fortunate to work with them for more than a decade."

Scelzi would like to thank Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, Red Line Oil, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Auto Meter, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO COURTESY OF SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY* 

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Schatz finds success with top-fives at Jacksonville, I-70; Eldora Speedway ahead

 


Date: Thursday, April 29th
Event: Outlaws Return to Jacksonville
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (8th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-70 Motorsports Park (Odessa, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 12th (7th)
Saturday: 5th (12th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Sixth | 2394 points [198 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 3, 2021) – On an upward trend, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put together an impressive stretch of performances during his recent weekend of competition, ultimately ending his three-day, three-race campaign through the Midwest with a pair of top-five finishes, one of which a podium result.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, earned his top-five appearance during action at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, April 29. Lining up eighth on the main event grid, Schatz was an obvious threat from the start, eventually battling his way to second before throwing a late race slider on race leader, Brad Sweet.

Utilizing a green-white-checkered restart, Schatz got a run on Sweet and took command briefly, but the two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion returned the favor and reclaimed the top spot as the white flag was shown. 

Following his Jacksonville visit, Schatz spent two days at the recently revamped I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, eventually cashing in for a 12th-place score on Friday, April 30, followed by a fifth-place result on Saturday, May 1. Impressive enough, Schatz’ drive to fifth commenced from row six, occupying the 12th starting spot before setting aim forward.

“You gotta crawl before you can walk, and you gotta walk before you can run,” Schatz noted. “My Carquest, Ford Performance guys are doing great. We’ve been getting better and that’s all you can ask for. We reset and went back to square one, so now we’re building ourselves back up again. Times change, people change, and we’re changing with it. I’m gonna keep doing what I’ve been doing for the past 25 years here.”

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship with the two-day #LetsRaceTwo blockbuster at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. A venue that goes hand-in-hand with Schatz’ earned successes, the Fargo, North Dakota-native will chase a pair of $10,000 top prizes during #LetsRaceTwo weekend, as well as WoO win number 300.

Filling the seat for Tony Stewart, San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding powered the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/No. 14 sprint car during the World of Outlaws events at Jacksonville and I-70. Kicking-off his weekend in a big way, Kaeding finished seventh at Jacksonville after starting 15th, following up his top-ten in Illinois with 11th and 12th-place finishes at I-70, respectively. 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. 

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: 
Races: 26
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 15
Top-10s: 19
**Numbers reflect overall statistics
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: 
World of Outlaws Races: 18
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 10
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 11
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only
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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Rico Abreu scores pair of top-tens during Outlaw run through Illinois and Missouri

 


Date: Thursday, April 29th
Event: Outlaws Return to Jacksonville
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (5th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-70 Motorsports Park (Odessa, Missouri)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 9th (8th)
Saturday: 19th (11th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 3, 2021) – For the second consecutive weekend, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing hit the road the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, this time following the Greatest Show On Dirt to Illinois and Missouri for a three-day, three-race stretch at Jacksonville Speedway on April 29, as well as I-70 Motorsports Park on April 30-May 1. 

Despite capping his tripleheader outside of the top-ten, scored 19th during the second night of action at I-70, the St. Helena, California-native kicked-off his weekend with a bang, first nailing down a top-five performance on the bullring at Jacksonville, then scoring a top-ten during night one at I-70. The top-five, accomplished from the inside of row three, involved some perseverance, as the eight-time Outlaw winner faded early before recovering to finish fifth. 

Ultimately bumping his top-ten count to 14 on the season, Abreu’s top-ten at I-70 Motorsports Park resulted in a ninth-place outcome after starting eighth. It proved to be a solid ending to a consistent evening in western Missouri, as Abreu kicked-off the program with the 11th-fastest time during qualifying time trials, all before finishing third during his respective heat.

“Hats off to my team for never giving up. It’s been a pretty up and down year for my guys, but they never give up. That’s what it takes to be successful; never giving up when things are down. We’ll spend some quality time in the shop this week and get this Rowdy Energy car ready for Eldora,” Rico Abreu said, who owns eight top-five finishes in 23 starts thus far in 2021. “It’s going to be a fun weekend. I’m excited to get there.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with the #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Each night will award $10,000 top prizes. 

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild will join Rico Abreu, returning to his iconic No. 22 for #LetsRaceTwo action at Eldora Speedway.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rico_abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season. 

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 23
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 8
Total Top-10s: 14
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only
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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
(724) 954-4915, altmeyer119@gmail.com

Zearfoss caps Illinois/Missouri road trip with I-70 top-ten; Eldora double next

 


By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 3, 2021) – Saving his best result for last, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped his recent World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series stretch through the Midwest with a top-ten performance, doing so during the second night of action at the recently revamped I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. 

Nearly accomplishing the same feat, if not better, one night prior, Zearfoss finished seventh to score his sixth top-ten outcome of the 2021 WoO season, utilizing a front row starting position to challenge for the lead early before fading just outside of the top-five. 

Although Zearfoss’ Friday night visit to I-70 ended on the hook, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native was in the mix all evening, first winning his heat race before finishing second during the evening’s dash. The World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender led the first ten circuits and battled for a podium spot until his mishap on lap 27.

Zeafoss kicked-off his three-race weekend with a visit to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, April 29. Forced to start 19th, Zearfoss went on to climb seven spots and finish 12th.

“It was a wild weekend, but to come out with another top-ten feels pretty good. I owe it all to my team,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “We had speed all weekend and that’s the most motivating part. I’m excited to roll into Eldora and see what we can do. We love racing there and it brings us one step closer to home.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year campaign with a two-day stay at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dubbed #LetsRaceTwo weekend, the May 7-8 showstopper will award a pair of $10,000 top prizes. 

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing. 

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 12
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 6

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1.

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country. 

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com / Twitter: @FI_Motorsports / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FullyInjectedMotorsports

Dietrich nails down top-fives during Lincoln and BAPS starts; Outlaw tune-ups on deck

 


By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 3, 2021) –  “Double-D” Danny Dietrich went two-for-two in the top-five column during the recent weekend, finishing fourth and second, respectively, during starts at Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2. 

Nearly attaining his second victory of the season, Dietrich highlighted his three-race turned two-race weekend with a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway, leading laps seven through 28 before losing command to Myerstown’s Brent Marks with two circuits remaining. 

Dietrich started second on the Kevin Gobrecht Classic grid, kicking-off the evening with a heat race victory.

Although not matching his BAPS outcome, Dietrich’s Lincoln performance was just as impressive in its own right, eventually climbing six spots to finish fourth after starting tenth on the feature grid. 

“Second sucks, but hats off to Brent (Marks) and his team. They did a nice job,” Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “We have a busy month ahead with a lot of money on the line. We’re going to do our best to put on some great shows and hopefully get a win for all of our fans and partners.”

With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invading Pennsylvania Posse Country in just over a week, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will return to Williams Grove and Lincoln for World of Outlaws tune-ups on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Each facility will utilize time trials to give home track defenders a chance to test their legs before the Greatest Show On Dirt hits Lincoln on May 12 and Williams Grove on May 14-15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. 

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch 

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.  

STATS:

2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 17
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship 

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Dave Dellinger

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country. 

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com / Twitter: @FI_Motorsports / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FullyInjectedMotorsports/ 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Excited for Return to Eldora Speedway This Weekend #LetsRaceTwo is Crucial Practice for Outlaws Before TWO Kings Royal's in July

 


ROSSBURG, OH - May 3, 2021 - When you think of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Eldora Speedway is one of the first tracks you think of.

Last year, the Outlaws were locked out of Rossburg, Ohio for the first time in Series history. We didn't get to race two in May, we didn't get to crown a king in July, and no crowns were handed out in September. It was sad, quite frankly.

This year, we're bringing it all back. #LetsRaceTwo this weekend (May 7-8) will mark the first of seven World of Outlaws shows at the 1/2-mile. In July, we're going all-out with TWO $175,000-to-win Kings Royal's (July 14-17); and then we get to return for the 4-Crown Nationals on September 24.

ELDORA TICKETS (May 7-8)

Due to ongoing restrictions, this weekend's event at Eldora features a 30% capacity limit for fans in attendance. So, if you plan on seeing The Greatest Show on Dirt at The Big E, you'll have to buy those tickets fast.

Here are some of the most noteworthy storylines to follow this weekend:

IT'S BEEN TOO LONG: Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio's Eldora Speedway stood alongside Iowa's Knoxville Raceway and Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway as the only three tracks to host the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars during every single season since the Series was born in 1978.

Unfortunately, that all changed when restrictions locked the Outlaws out of Eldora in 2020. When The Greatest Show on Dirt rolls into Rossburg on Friday, it'll mark 589 days since the last appearance on September 27, 2019 won by Logan Schuchart. Rightfully so, drivers are thrilled to finally be heading back to The Big E.

MODERN STARS OF ELDORA: With 215 previous appearances at the 1/2-mile, the list of Outlaw legends at Eldora ranges wide and far. If you look at the all-time wins list, Steve Kinser (41 wins), Sammy Swindell (30 wins) and Doug Wolfgang (15 wins) lead the way, but who are some of the modern day stars to watch for?

Donny Schatz is the winningest active driver at the track, spanning 15 victories from his first in 2003 and most recent in 2019. Four other full-time Outlaws including Brad Sweet (4 wins), Jason Sides (2 wins), David Gravel (2 wins) and Logan Schuchart (2 wins) have won on multiple occasions.

Former full-timers such as Tim Shaffer (4 wins), Daryn Pittman (4 wins), Paul McMahan (2 wins) and Brent Marks (1 win) are expected to compete in this weekend's #LetsRaceTwo event as well.

MILESTONE MARKS: Along with his 300th career victory waiting in the wings, 1o-time Series champion Donny Schatz is on the verge of two other mega milestones this weekend at Eldora Speedway. Entering #LetsRaceTwo, the Fargo, ND native is only one start away from his 1,900th Feature with the World of Outlaws and only one top five away from 950 such occasions.

The Tony Stewart Racing, Carquest, Ford Performance #15 has been a factor for the win throughout all four 1/2-mile events this season. They'll feel good heading to Eldora where Schatz has more laps than any other circuit on the tour.

WELCOME BACK: For the first time since he retired from full-time competition at the end of 2020, Daryn Pittman is slated to make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return this weekend at Eldora Speedway. The 2013 Series champion and 86-time winner (ninth all-time) will make his first-start aboard the Swindell SpeedLab #39 owned by former Outlaws winner, Kevin Swindell.

While managing his new full-time business adventure as owner of Ultra Shield Race Products alongside his wife Mandy, Pittman will still put together a part-time racing schedule. That part-time schedule begins this weekend at Eldora, where the Owasso, OK native picked up two of the biggest wins of his career at the 2003 Historical Big One and 2008 Kings Royal.

SWEET'S STREAKING: For the second this year, Brad Sweet and the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 have gone streaking. They enter Eldora with three consecutive victories to their credit after sweeping the weekend at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway and then two nights at I-70 (MO) Motorsports Park.

The Grass Valley, CA native returns to Eldora this weekend with a chance to match his career-best streak of four-straight wins, and potentially set a new career-best of five-straight on Saturday. The Big Cat has four previous World of Outlaws wins at the 1/2-mile, and even a 2008 USAC National Sprint Car win at the track, who joins as support class this weekend at #LetsRaceTwo.

PICKING UP STEAM: It's hard to compete with a three-race win streak, but Sweet's closest championship contenders David Gravel and Carson Macedo are building their own pallet of momentum thanks to their recent runs.

Since his weekend sweep at Bristol, Gravel of Watertown, CT has chopped Sweet's points advantage to 90 PTS thanks to a five-race stretch highlighted by four podium finishes aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. For Carson Macedo, the Jason Johnson Racing #41 driver has found a rhythm with 10 consecutive top-10 finishes that has catapulted him to third in the standings. Gravel has previous wins at Eldora, including the special one-off Governor's Reign last year, but Macedo is chasing his first-career triumph at The Big E.

ON THE VERGE: If it wasn't for bad luck, Sheldon Haudenschild might not have any luck at all. The Wooster, OH superstar was only 11 combined laps away from two different victories last weekend. He was cruising through lap traffic at Jacksonville on Thursday when a cut right rear tire spoiled his run on Lap 32 of 40, and then he was dominating at I-70 on Saturday before a caution on Lap 27 of 30 gave Sweet the opportunity to pass him on the final restart.

The Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 crew knows they're fast, it's just about piecing everything together. They'll enter Eldora chasing their third victory of the 2021 season. Lil Haud has yet to win at Eldora, but in his last two World of Outlaws shows at the track he finished third and fourth as he continues to figure out the Ohio 1/2-mile.

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Friday-Saturday, May 7-8 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

Around the Turn: Following this weekend, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will go face the Pennsylvania Posse in a trio of events at Lincoln Speedway (Wednesday, May 12) and Williams Grove Speedway (Friday-Saturday, May 14-15).

Henderson and Sandvig Score Season-Best Runner-Up Result at Knoxville Raceway

 

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 3, 2021) - Justin Henderson capitalized on a fast Mike Sandvig owned race car and a pair of timely restarts to bring home a second-place finish Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

"We had a really good night as we had an unfortunate deal happen that one of our crew guys got hurt and I really wanted to win for him," he said. "We definitely had a better car than we have had the last few weeks and I was happy with our performance."


Henderson kicked off the evening by laying down a lap of 15.785 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for fourth quickest out of 21 cars in attendance. He then advanced three positions in a heat race to finish second and secure a spot into the night's A Main inversion.

"We are getting closer and closer with this car and it's been hard for us to find a good balance," he said. "We're making small steps forward and now I need to get better with my driving style so we can capitalize on our gains."

Henderson lined up on the outside of the third row for the feature and by Lap 4 he was inside the top five. He utilized a restart on Lap 8 to move forward two positions to third and gained the runner-up position a few laps later after another restart. The final caution of the feature flew with three laps remaining and allowed Henderson a shot at the leader, but he was unable to mount a charge and settled for second as the checkered flag was waved.

The performance was the best of the season for Henderson aboard the Sandvig machine and spring boarded the team to fourth in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings. They trail third by only three markers and are 73 points back from the leader after three events.

"I made some good moves on restarts, but our car was getting better and better as the race went on," Henderson said. "We ran our fastest lap of the race with only a few laps to go, but I missed my line there late two laps in a row and if I'd just hit it maybe once I think I had something for him at the end. Ultimately, I was searching around trying to make up ground and if I maybe just stayed in line we'd have been a little closer there at the end."

Up next for Henderson and Sandvig will be a return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday before a visit to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday for the Mother's Day Opener. Henderson is looking forward to building on the speed the team has at Knoxville Raceway this season and he is hopeful that translates to Huset's Speedway as well. Henderson and Sandvig plan to be regulars at Huset's Speedway for the 2021 season on top of their weekly Knoxville Raceway schedule.

"We're really gaining on things at Knoxville so I feel really confident heading in there to where we should be right in the thick of things and contending for a win," he said. "In terms of Huset's, we're going to run every event they have this season and last year we were really good right away and even set fast time with the Outlaws. I feel like we've built a program up to where we can compete with the very best in the country and it'll be nice to do that twice a week for most of the year. I'm excited to get out there."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - GRP Motorsports

GRP Motorsports, owned and managed by sprint car racing super fan Greg Parent, supports cars, drivers and racing events throughout the Midwest.

"Greg has been a longtime supporter of mine in my own deal for years and he's coming on board to help with Mike's deal as well," Henderson said. "He's done a lot for the sport and my career and that will make it even more special when Mike and I get that first win having him along for the ride."

Sandvig would also like to thank Eszlinger Electric, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Morton Buildings, Emory Transmission, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Rider Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO BY LEISTER PHOTOGRAPHY* 

Huset's Speedway Starts Busy 2021 Season on Sunday With Rosenbauer America Night

 


Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 3, 2021) - Anticipation is brimming at Huset's Speedway as the high-banked dirt oval hosts Rosenbauer America Night during the Mother's Day Opener this Sunday.

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, late model street stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series are the featured divisions in the opening round of the first full season at Huset's Speedway in several years.


Tod Quiring purchased the track last year and his staff put together a trio of events to wrap up 2020. This year the schedule includes 24 nights of racing, including five during the month of May.

"We were able to produce a successful return to racing for Huset's Speedway last year and we are looking forward to an enjoyable 2021 season for the fans, teams and sponsors," general manager Doug Johnson said. "Our team has put in a lot of long hours to prepare for this season so we're excited to finally get it underway this weekend."

Sunday marks the first of 18 nights of 410ci winged sprint cars at Huset's Speedway this year. Late model street stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will also both be on the racing program during a majority of the season.

It all begins on Sunday when the pits open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students ages 12-years-old to 18-years old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free. Additionally, fans can upgrade tickets to the Turn One Suite for just $20.

The first 200 mothers through the main gate will receive a free carnation.

For those unable to attend, DIRTVision will showcase a live video stream.

Additionally, there will be a test and tune this Wednesday. The pits open at 5 p.m. and testing begins at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $25 a piece and the grandstands won't be open to the public.

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the Mother's Day Opener and Rosenbauer America Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, late model street stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -


Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSD

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO BY TRENT GOWER PHOTOGRAPHY* 


BRENT MARKS EDGES OUT DANNY DIETRICH FOR KEVIN GOBRECHT CLASSIC VICTORY

 


YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Brent Marks learned a valuable lesson while running on the road with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

When something doesn’t go your way, you shake it off ... in a hurry. It’s the only way you can rebound and salvage a situation.

That’s what Marks did Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. After receiving a penalty for jumping the restart, the Myerstown, Pa., driver clawed his way to the front and passed Danny Dietrich on a late restart to capture the Select Collision Kevin Gobrecht Classic. 

 “One thing about going on the road is that you learn not to get discouraged and over excited about things,” said Marks after the $5,200 victory. “That happened to me [the penalty], and I was like, ‘OK, I just need to calm down and race my race again and not overdrive the car to get to second.’

“Sometimes being patient and running the car slower is actually faster, so I just kind of used my head a little bit and was as smart as I could to let my car come to me. Tonight, it all worked out for me.” 

Ryan Smith took the early lead from his pole starting spot. Dietrich followed, with Freddie Rahmer sliding Marks for second, only to have Marks take it back by the time Lap 2 was scored.

Marks continued his assault on Lap 9, when he slipped past Smith for second. He trailed Dietrich by .793 seconds, when Brandon Rahmer spun in the fourth corner and forced the leaders to take evasive action with 10 laps down.

The restart was called back when officials determined that Marks jumped. He settled down but was forced to follow Rahmer and Anthony Macri before, finally, getting by Rahmer in Turns 3 and 4 at the completion of Lap 17. 

Debris brought out another caution on the 20th circuit and erased Dietrich’s advantage. Marks used it to his and took second from Macri on the restart.

It appeared like Dietrich was going to score his second win of the season. He led by 1.175 seconds, when Devon Borden had fuel-line problems and rolled to a stop on the fronstretch with two laps remaining.

Dietrich, who had front-wing damage for much of the event, went to the bottom on the restart, with Marks blowing around the top. The two were separated by a car-length on the backstretch, and Marks slid into the lead through Turns 3 and 4.

“Really, my game plan when I got to Danny was to stick the bottom in one and two, because I was able to make that work a couple of times throughout the race,” Marks said. “I would get a run down the backstretch, but Jake [Sgrignoli] came and told Danny to go low on the restarts.

“So, I just had to make sure I hit the entry up top just right and get a good enough run off the corner, and I did that the last restart. I just got lucky there that we could make that happen.”

Said Dietrich, “Maybe I go to the top and when he slides me, I get back under, but it was getting to the point where it was getting harder to cross back over somebody. It’s the same for everybody ... everybody has a double-file restart, but it just sucks.

“We had the race won, and another competitor couldn’t get off the track when they’re 15 feet away from exiting the track. Not blaming him, it just sucks.”

Dietrich made one last bid for the win in Turns 1 and 2 on the final circuit, but Marks had too much momentum off the second corner. It allowed Marks to cross Dietrich over and take the win by .745 seconds at the stripe. 

“It’s really satisfying, especially since I haven’t been in my own equipment in over a year,” Marks said. “I’m still trying to get back in the swing of things as far as just getting a handle on my setups and what I need to change in my car.

“The car was really good tonight, but it was still off a little bit. I know we need to get a little better to compete on the World of Outlaws’ level. We just need to keep working on it, keep my head, keep my head down, and know that we are there but need to fine tune on it a little bit.”

Dietrich settled for second, with Macri and Smith following. Dylan Norris charged from 17th to fifth and received Hard Charger honors. 

In the 358 Modified main event, Billy Pauch Jr. led every circuit of the 30-Lap affair and was never challenged on his way to victory.

Pauch stared on the outside pole and beat Jared Umbenhauer into the first corner. Jeff Strunk, who started ninth, made an appearance at the front of the field by the time Lap 5 was scored.

Strunk was in second by the halfway point. He was able to cut into the leader’s advantage late, but Pauch went on to score the victory by .836 seconds.

Umbenhauer held on for third, with Jack Butler and Louden Reimert completing the top five in an event that featured only one caution flag.




BAPS Motor Speedway

York Haven, Pa.
Sunday, May 2, 2021

For Immediate Release


SPRINTCARUNLIMITED.COM 410 SPRINT CARS - “KEVIN GOBRECHT CLASSIC”


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[5]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri[6]; 4. 6-Ryan Smith[1]; 5. 92-Dylan Norris[17]; 6. 24-Kerry Madsen[15]; 7. 21-Matt Campbell[11]; 8. 5E-Tim Wagaman II[4]; 9. 37-JJ Grasso[13]; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr[10]; 11. 90-Jordan Givler[22]; 12. 75-Tyler Ross[14]; 13. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard[21]; 15. 4R-Doug Hammaker[12]; 16. 11P-Greg Plank[24]; 17. (DNF) 51-Freddie Rahmer[3]; 18. (DNF) 99M-Kyle Moody[18]; 19. (DNF) 1W-Brandon Rahmer[19]; 20. (DNF) 39-Chase Dietz[20]; 21. (DNF) 8-Devon Borden[8]; 22. (DNF) 45-Jeff Halligan[16]; 23. (DNF) 16A-Aaron Bollinger[9]; 24. (DNF) 22-Bryn Gohn[23]. 


Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-7), Danny Dietrich (8-28), Brent Marks (29-30)


410 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 6-Ryan Smith[2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer[3]; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger[1]; 4. 21-Matt Campbell[7]; 5. 37-JJ Grasso[6]; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan[8]; 7. 39-Chase Dietz[5]; 8. 72-Tim Shaffer[4]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[9]; 10. 9-Gordon Senft Jr[10]. 


410 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[3]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr[2]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri[4]; 5. 75-Tyler Ross[5]; 6. 92-Dylan Norris[6]; 7. 1W-Brandon Rahmer[7]; 8. 22-Bryn Gohn[9]; 9. 11P-Greg Plank[8]. 


410 Sprint Cars Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 5E-Tim Wagaman II[1]; 2. 8-Devon Borden[3]; 3. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker[6]; 5. 24-Kerry Madsen[2]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody[5]; 7. 90-Jordan Givler[8]; 8. (DNF) 67-Justin Whittall[7]; 9. (DNS) 19T-Colby Thornhill. 


410 Sprint Cars Consolation (10 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 1W-Brandon Rahmer[2]; 2. 39-Chase Dietz[1]; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard[6]; 4. 90-Jordan Givler[3]; 5. 22-Bryn Gohn[5]; 6. 11P-Greg Plank[7]; 7. (DNF) 9-Gordon Senft Jr[8]; 8. (DNS) 72-Tim Shaffer; 9. (DNS) 67-Justin Whittall; 10. (DNS) 19T-Colby Thornhill. 



358 MODIFIEDS


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[2]; 2. 88Z-Jeff Strunk[9]; 3. 1H-Jared Umbenhauer[1]; 4. 5-Jack Butler[3]; 5. 16-Louden Reimert[5]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons[15]; 7. 29-Ryan Krachun[7]; 8. 78-Briggs Danner[6]; 9. 30-Craig Von Dohren[13]; 10. 9-Joe Toth[14]; 11. (DNF) 126-Dominick Buffalino[8]; 12. (DNF) 18J-Steve Davis[10]; 13. (DNF) 14RR-Joe Funk[12]; 14. (DNF) 08-Bruce Hooper[16]; 15. (DNF) 20-Rick Laubach[11]; 16. (DNF) 19K-Brett Kressley[4]; 17. (DNS) 401-Frank Cozze Sr. 


Lap Leaders: Billy Pauch Jr. (1-30)


Modified Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 126-Dominick Buffalino[3]; 2. 16-Louden Reimert[4]; 3. 1H-Jared Umbenhauer[1]; 4. 29-Ryan Krachun[2]; 5. 88Z-Jeff Strunk[5]; 6. 20-Rick Laubach[6]; 7. 30-Craig Von Dohren[8]; 8. 747-Davey Sammons[7]; 9. (DNF) 401-Frank Cozze Sr[9]. 


Modified Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 78-Briggs Danner[1]; 2. 19K-Brett Kressley[3]; 3. 5-Jack Butler[4]; 4. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[8]; 5. 18J-Steve Davis[7]; 6. 14RR-Joe Funk[2]; 7. 9-Joe Toth[6]; 8. 08-Bruce Hooper[5]. 

KENNY EDKIN BESTS RICH EICHELBERGER FOR CHEATERS DAY WIN

 


YORK HAVEN, Pa.: It doesn’t seem to matter what the conditions are or the format, Kenny Edkin can get it done in Super Sportsman competition at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Edkin has won plenty of regular events at the York Haven, Pa., facility, and now, he can add one as a cheater to his growing resumé.

On Saturday night, Edkin made a couple of strategic tweaks to his car. That led to the Marysville, Pa., driver topping the field in the 25-Lap Midway Sealcoating Cheater’s Day main event for the BAPS Super Sportsman division.

“I’m the best damn cheater,” Edkin yelled in Victory Lane. “We were down here Wednesday night testing and getting used to this, and to be honest with you, the only thing we changed tonight were these Sprint Car wings. Wow, that was exciting.” 

With Edkin starting on the pole, some fans probably thought another victory march was a foregone conclusion. Rich Eichelberger had other ideas, charging from his eighth-place starting spot to second by the halfway point.

 

Eichelberger got a crack at the leader when Chris Meleason stopped on the frontstretch on Lap 18. On the restart, Eichelberger hounded Edkin before wrestling the top spot away on the 19thcircuit.

 

But Edkin, who had to fight off a fast-closing Chase Gutshal, wasn’t done. He stayed close and was able to slip by Eichelberger to retake the lead coming to the one-to-go sign.

 

“It was pretty tight between Rich and Chase that we were all using three different lanes in every corner,” Edkin said. “So, I kind of felt like Rich jumped the start there, and they didn’t call it, but we drove him back down and passed him.”

 

Edkin had just enough over the final circuit to hold on and take the win. Eichelberger settled for second, with Gutshall nailing down third. Scott Dellinger came from 10th to fourth, with Frankie Herr passing seven cars to advance from 12th to fifth and earn Hard Charger honors.

 

“I got to thank all of my guys,” Edkin said. “Doug, for sure. This is two weeks in a row as a winning crew chief. Doug, Adam, Paul, my Dad, George, John, Larry, Danny Miller ... he builds a hell of a powerplant.

 

“It’s just exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever gone around this track so fast on the curb. That was pretty wild. It almost felt like we were out here racing Sprint Cars just being able to beat down the curb.”

 

Said Eichelberger, “We were pretty good tonight. It’s just a shame I had to give it up there at the end. We got a little loose, and I went to the bottom to protect, but I probably should’ve stayed up high. This is the best run we’ve had for a while, so it’s good.” 

 

In the Wingless Super Sportsman main, Tony Jackson took the wing off and outran Bill Brian Jr. and Steve Wilbur to earn the victory in the 20-Lap race.

 

Jackson led the opening three circuits from his pole-starting spot. Fourth-place starting Matt Ondek cruised to the front of the field and wrestled the lead away on Lap 4.

 

Brian, who started sixth, won a fierce battle at the front and disposed of Ondek on Lap 7. He led through the 11th circuit, before Jackson fought off Ondek, Wilbur, and Brian to grab the lead for the final time.

 

Wilbur slipped past Brian to take second. Bob Gushall and Kevin Gutshall followed the top three to the stripe. Steve Whary, Bob Gutshall, and Kevin Gutshall were heat winners for the 26-car field. Eric Rutz was the Hard Charger, advancing from 24th to 10th. 

 

Jed Latshaw survived restart after restart to capture the 20-Lap Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature.

 

Latshaw started on the outside pole and beat Cameron Benyou to lead Lap 1. From there, he survived nine caution periods and was able to take the win over Shawn Miller, Chase Billet, Troy Miller, and Travis Mease.

 

In Limited Stock action, Adam Campbell was the third different leader and collected the win in the 15-Lap main event.

 

Tim Ramp led twice over the race distance, with Travis Brown also taking two turns at the point. Campbell took the lead from Brown on Lap 14 and led the final two circuits for the win. 

 

Brown finished second, followed by Ramp, AJ Hoffner, and Matt Worley. Campbel, Brown, and Worley were heat winners for the 25-car field. 




BAPS Motor Speedway

York Haven, Pa.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

For Immediate Release


BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 75-Kenny Edkin[1]; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger[8]; 3. 1A-Chase Gutshall[2]; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger[10]; 5. 70D-Frankie Herr[12]; 6. 77-Russ Mitten[4]; 7. 17J-Tony Jackson[6]; 8. 35-John Edkin[5]; 9. 3B-Mike Enders[9]; 10. 00-Troy Rhome[3]; 11. 25-Tyler Wolford[7]; 12. 360-Jay Fannasy[16]; 13. 14-Nate Young[11]; 14. 2M-Matt Ondek[20]; 15. 5D-Luke Deatrick[15]; 16. 19R-Eric Rutz[19]; 17. 22-Daniel John[24]; 18. 29-Adam Wray[13]; 19. 88W-Eric Walker[23]; 20. 6M-Craig Morrow[22]; 21. 16R-Ryan Rutz[14]; 22. 88X-Fred Shipley[21]; 23. 21R-Jamie Rickert[18]; 24. (DNF) 383-Steve Fannasy[17]. 


Lap Leaders: Kenny Edkin (1-18), Rich Eichelberger (19-23), Edkin (24-25)


Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 70D-Frankie Herr[7]; 2. 14-Nate Young[3]; 3. 00-Troy Rhome[1]; 4. 3B-Mike Enders[6]; 5. 29-Adam Wray[2]; 6. 360-Jay Fannasy[5]; 7. 19R-Eric Rutz[4]; 8. 6M-Craig Morrow[8]; 9. (DNS) 24-Jack Liddick. 


Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 1A-Chase Gutshall[1]; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin[7]; 3. 17J-Tony Jackson[4]; 4. 35-John Edkin[3]; 5. 16R-Ryan Rutz[2]; 6. 383-Steve Fannasy[5]; 7. 2M-Matt Ondek[6]; 8. 88W-Eric Walker[8]



WINGLESS SPORTSMAN


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 17J-Tony Jackson[1]; 2. 59-Steve Wilbur[3]; 3. 16-Bill Brian Jr[6]; 4. 63K-Bob Gutshall[10]; 5. 63-Kevin Gutshall[11]; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger[18]; 7. 2M-Matt Ondek[4]; 8. 88W-Eric Walker[5]; 9. 28-Cliff Brian Jr[8]; 10. 19R-Eric Rutz[24]; 11. 7L-Sam Leonard Jr[7]; 12. 2J-Jason Failor[21]; 13. 14-Rohan Beasley[17]; 14. 57-Ricky Rutt[9]; 15. 44S-Steve Whary[12]; 16. 38S-Jarrett Imler[13]; 17. 7-Michael Markey[19]; 18. 24-Jack Liddick[16]; 19. 00-Troy Rhome[2]; 20. 2H-Levi Hippensteel[22]; 21. 41-Chris Henry[23]; 22. (DNF) 32-Gene Eppley[15]; 23. (DNF) 76-Mike Smith[14]; 24. (DNF) 33-Chad Thomas[20]. 


Lap Leaders: Tony Jackson (1-3), Matt Ondek (4-6), Bill Brian Jr. (7-11), Jackson (12-20)


Wingless Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 44S-Steve Whary[4]; 2. 88W-Eric Walker[5]; 3. 17J-Tony Jackson[1]; 4. 57-Ricky Rutt[6]; 5. 38S-Jarrett Imler[9]; 6. 24-Jack Liddick[8]; 7. 7-Michael Markey[2]; 8. 2H-Levi Hippensteel[7]; 9. (DNF) 29-Vaughn Williams[3]. 


Wingless Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 63K-Bob Gutshall[3]; 2. 00-Troy Rhome[1]; 3. 2M-Matt Ondek[9]; 4. 7L-Sam Leonard Jr[2]; 5. 76-Mike Smith[5]; 6. 14-Rohan Beasley[7]; 7. 33-Chad Thomas[6]; 8. 41-Chris Henry[4]; 9. (DNS) F14-Jason Fraker. 


Wingless Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 63-Kevin Gutshall[1]; 2. 16-Bill Brian Jr[3]; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur[2]; 4. 28-Cliff Brian Jr[5]; 5. 32-Gene Eppley[6]; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger[7]; 7. 2J-Jason Failor[8]; 8. 19R-Eric Rutz[4]. 



CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[2]; 2. 115S-Shaun Miller[7]; 3. 22-Chase Billet[9]; 4. 115-Troy Miller[10]; 5. 116-Travis Mease[12]; 6. 21M-Matt Murphy[13]; 7. ONE-Chuck Schutz[6]; 8. 13X-Ben Whitaker[8]; 9. 68-DJ Groft[16]; 10. 4-Jake Moser[15]; 11. 15-Jared Miller[18]; 12. 711-Jennifer Lesher[21]; 13. B12-Cameron Benyou[1]; 14. 20-Colin Knaub[3]; 15. 37B-Brandon Eveler[14]; 16. 4M-Kyle Moser[19]; 17. 48-Kyle Nicholas[22]; 18. 27K-Brandon Krone[24]; 19. 6-Terry Gingerich[23]; 20. (DNF) N20-Joe Lusk[11]; 21. (DNF) NINEX-Ross Leinbach[20]; 22. (DNF) 99-Chad Smith[5]; 23. (DNF) 21-Joey Hoffer[4]; 24. (DNF) 21T-Tim Murphy[17]. 


Lap Leaders: Jed Latshaw (1-20)


Late Models Heat 1 FInish (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 115S-Shaun Miller[3]; 2. 22-Chase Billet[7]; 3. 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[5]; 4. B12-Cameron Benyou[1]; 5. 21M-Matt Murphy[8]; 6. 68-DJ Groft[6]; 7. 4M-Kyle Moser[2]; 8. 48-Kyle Nicholas[9]; 9. (DNS) FOUR-Eddie Richards. 


Late Models Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. N20-Joe Lusk[6]; 2. 116-Travis Mease[8]; 3. 13X-Ben Whitaker[5]; 4. 21-Joey Hoffer[2]; 5. 37B-Brandon Eveler[7]; 6. 21T-Tim Murphy[9]; 7. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[1]; 8. 6-Terry Gingerich[3]; 9. (DNS) 40-Tommy Slanker. 


Late Models Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 115-Troy Miller[5]; 2. ONE-Chuck Schutz[2]; 3. 99-Chad Smith[6]; 4. 20-Colin Knaub[1]; 5. 4-Jake Moser[3]; 6. 15-Jared Miller[8]; 7. 711-Jennifer Lesher[7]; 8. 27K-Brandon Krone[4]. 


Late Models Consolation (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 4M-Kyle Moser[1]; 2. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[2]; 3. 711-Jennifer Lesher[3]; 4. 48-Kyle Nicholas[4]; 5. 6-Terry Gingerich[5]; 6. 27K-Brandon Krone[6]; 7. (DNF) FOUR-Eddie Richards[7]; 8. (DNS) 40-Tommy Slanker. 



LIMITED STOCKS


Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2-Adam Campbell[10]; 2. 47-Travis Brown[2]; 3. 19-Tim Raup[1]; 4. H15-AJ Hoffner[11]; 5. 6W-Matt Worley[9]; 6. H12-Brandon Hoffner[16]; 7. 92-Terry Hartlaub[22]; 8. 77J-Robert Nicklow[20]; 9. 913-John Shorb Jr[13]; 10. 88-Justin Oberlin[8]; 11. 87-Wesley Miller[15]; 12. 15-Nick McDaniel[12]; 13. 17-Carl Cassell[6]; 14. 69-Robbie Carroll[3]; 15. (DNF) 777J-Jeff Erb[7]; 16. (DNF) 46-Don Smith[5]; 17. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster[21]; 18. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister[23]; 19. (DNF) 113D-Chris Dorsey[14]; 20. (DNF) 11-Caitlin Harvey[19]; 21. (DNF) 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[4]; 22. (DNF) 127-Gary Grim[18]; 23. (DNS) 14C-Corinna Reese. 


Lap Leaders: Tim Raup (1), Travis Brown (2-3), Raup (4-11), Brown (12-13), Adam Campbell (14-15)


Limited Stocks Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 2-Adam Campbell[1]; 2. 88-Justin Oberlin[4]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll[7]; 4. 17-Carl Cassell[5]; 5. 15-Nick McDaniel[3]; 6. 87-Wesley Miller[6]; 7. 127-Gary Grim[2]; 8. 11-Caitlin Harvey[9]; 9. (DNS) 81-Matt Chronister. 


Limited Stocks Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 47-Travis Brown[5]; 2. 2T-Tim Campbell[2]; 3. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[8]; 4. H15-AJ Hoffner[6]; 5. 913-John Shorb Jr[4]; 6. H12-Brandon Hoffner[7]; 7. (DNF) 77J-Robert Nicklow[3]; 8. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub[1]. 


Limited Stocks Heat 3 FInish (6 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 6W-Matt Worley[4]; 2. 19-Tim Raup[7]; 3. 46-Don Smith[3]; 4. 777J-Jeff Erb[5]; 5. 113D-Chris Dorsey[6]; 6. 14C-Corinna Reese[1]; 7. 32-Jeff Foster[8]; 8. 19K-Cameron Kohler[2]. 

Monday, May 03, 2021

PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR MAKES FIRST OF TWO SELINSGROVE STOPS SATURDAY, MAY 8! PASS/IMCA 305 SPRINT CARS & ROADRUNNERS ROUND OUT TRIPLEHEADER PROGRAM

 


The New York-based Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will sanction the first of two 360 sprint car races this season at Selinsgrove Speedway at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, on Insinger Performance Products/SUNOCO Racing Fuels Night.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and the A&A Auto Stores roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 25-lap PST main event will pay $2,000 to win and $250 to start out of a total purse of $10,335 for the 360 sprint cars. Non-qualifiers will receive $100 tow.

Making their second start of the season on May 8, the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car drivers will compete in a 20-lap feature. Justin Mills of Bloomingburg, N.Y., came out the victor of a multi-car duel in the April 10 305 sprint car main event.
The roadrunner division will round out the three-division program with a 12-lap race. After being shut out of Victory Lane for two years, Keith Bissinger of Orangeville scored his 58th career roadrunner feature in the division’s season opening race April 10.

The Patriot Sprint Tour will also sanction the annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, on Advanced Concrete Systems Night. For the June 12 race, a special $2,000 dash for the 360 sprint cars, the Lil’ Bob’s Dash for Cash, is being sponsored by the family of former race fan Robert Walter Jr. of Selinsgrove as part of the program.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: A Motorsports Tradition for Generations

Selinsgrove Speedway’s grand motorsports tradition began July 20, 1946, when Bill Holland of Philadelphia won the first race. Since that historic day, Holland went on to win the 1949 Indy 500, and many of motorsports’ most famous drivers have turned laps at the iconic half-mile dirt track designed by legendary Hollywood stuntman and race car driver Joie Chitwood. The speedway, celebrating its momentous 75th anniversary in 2021, will continue its legacy of rip-roaring open wheel and stock car racing this season and for future generations!

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021:
RACING:
Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars (25-Lap A-Main)
IMCA/PASS 305 Sprint Cars (20 Lap A-Main)
Roadrunners (12-Lap A-Main)
GATES OPEN: 5PM
QUALIFYING: 7PM
ADMISSION:
Adults: $15
Students (12-17): $10
Kids 11 & Under FREE GA
Pit Passes: $30
PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR PURSE FOR MAY 8, 2021: 1) $2,000 2) $1,000 3) $750 4) $600 5) $500 6) $425 7) $400 8) $375 9) $350 10) $325 11) $300 12) $280 13) $270 14) $260 15-24) $250
TOW: $100