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Thursday, July 09, 2020

All Star Sprints to conclude Ohio Speedweek with “Lou Blaney Memorial” Saturday & Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” Sunday



(Hartford, OH)…For the first time since the 2001 Sharon Nationals, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will be coming to Sharon Speedway for a two-day show.  This Saturday and Sunday (July 11-12), Tony Stewart’s travelling band will conclude the 38th annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Speedweek with a pair of $6,000 to-win races for the “Lou Blaney Memorial” presented by Premier Pallet & Recycling followed by Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops.  Saturday’s event will include the BRP Modified Tour, while the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Sunday’s show.  Fans are encouraged to experience the new Infield Fan Zone and take advantage of racing from this unique perspective for just the cost of general admission.  Gates open at 3 p.m. each day with racing at 7.

Saturday’s “Lou Blaney Memorial” will celebrate the life and accomplishments of the Hall of Fame driver, who won more than 600 feature victories during a five-decade career.  The legend has at least 121 Modified wins and another 11 documented in a Sprint Car at Sharon alone.  Blaney passed away in 2009 after battling Alzheimer’s.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no friends and family dinner this year.  There will still be the Chinese Auction with approximately 40 baskets, Lou Blaney Memorial T-Shirts will be on sale, and there will also be the live auction starting at 5 p.m. under the pavilion in the fan zone (see current items posted below).  All of these proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

For the sixth straight year, Saturday’s “Lou Blaney Memorial” will be under the All Stars’ sanction, but first ever as part of Ohio Speedweek.  It took 10 years, but there was finally a repeat winner for the Sprint Car portion of the “Lou Blaney Memorial” in 2018, and it was none other than track owner, Dave Blaney.  Ironically, last season saw younger brother Dale Blaney capture his first event win to become the 10th different winner in 11 years!

Series owner, Tony Stewart, won the inaugural event in 2009.  Mike Lutz was the first local winner taking the 2010 version.  Texan Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won in 2011, while Californian Brad Sweet, who was the 2019 World of Outlaws champion, was victorious in 2012.  Jack Sodeman, Jr. became the second local driver to win the prestigious event in 2013, while Dave Blaney won his father’s memorial for the first time in 2014.  Sheldon Haudenschild, who is in his fourth season with the WoO, won the 2015 event.  Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver won the biggest race of his career in 2016.  Christopher Bell, who has went on to NASCAR glory, won his first race at the track in 2017.

While rain washed out both scheduled All Star appearances in 2019 leading up to the “Lou Blaney Memorial”, the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled both scheduled appearances by the Series before the “Lou Blaney Memorial” in 2020.  Only one race has been completed during the 91st anniversary season at Sharon with Dave Blaney capturing his 32nd career “410” win at his home track on June 27, worth $3,000.

Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” event, which honors one of open wheel racing’s most loyal and dedicated supporters – the late Justin Snyder – as well as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, will uproot from central Pennsylvania and move to Sharon for the first time on Sunday.  The event will conclude Ohio Speedweek, which offers an $11,000 point fund with $4,000 going to the champion.

Snyder was a retired Army combat veteran who did two tours in Afghanistan as a proud member of the US Army 10th Mountain Division.  Once retired, he moved to central Pa. before his passing on April 19, 2016. Remembered by those closest to him as a loyal friend and by anybody who met him, for his compassionate smile and wholehearted laugh.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded by veterans and positions itself with veterans to support those in need including their families.  It provides help through independent, peer, and family support including combat stress recovery services to help those struggling both physically and/or emotionally as they strive to adjust and integrate back into civilian life.  As we salute Justin and the countless others who have struggled once separated from military life, let’s all consider what we could to assist those who have selflessly served our nation.

“After four successful years in central Pa. at BAPS Motor Speedway, we are extremely excited to bring Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops race back home to Sharon Speedway,” Derek Snyder explained, older brother of the late Justin Snyder and the Executive Manager & Partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. “My family’s passion for racing began at Sharon.  My earliest memories are my brother and I attending our father’s company picnic hosted at Sharon Speedway during the Sharon Nationals, then camping out with our aunts, uncles, and cousins in the parking lot.  Our father supported the track with pace cars and sponsorships clear back to the mid 80s. Snyder Pontiac Buick GMC Cadillac also sponsored Lou Blaney for several years.  So, having the privilege to host Justin’s race the same weekend as the Lou Blaney Memorial is an incredible honor.”

“It just seemed very fitting for me to keep this going by bringing the race to Sharon,” added Derek Snyder.  “This is something I believe my brother would be incredibly proud of.  I’m so grateful for our family’s relationship with Lou and Kate Blaney over the years.  I wanted to be certain that I had Kate’s blessing prior to even considering this move and date.  Thankfully, she obliged and here we are.  I want to thank Jared of the All Stars for the Series’ support, as well.  This race has really taken on a life of its own, especially when you look at the past winners including Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Tony Stewart, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.  I encourage all of our friends and family, including our central Pa. racing family, to join us in keeping Justin’s memory alive as we honor our nation’s bravest!”

Lee Jenson of Dragon Slayer Industries created a beautiful trophy for Sunday’s All Star winner.  The fastest qualifier will receive $500 in memory of Richard Murcko, provided by his brother Reggie Murcko. Richard was a devout race fan who attended his first races with his brother and continued to do so for many years at Sharon.

After four events of Ohio Speedweek, Cap Henry won the Attica Raceway Park opener followed by Monday’s show at Wayne County, while Buddy Kofoid and Aaron Reutzel captured wins on Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway.  Reutzel, the defending and two-time All Star Champion, leads both the Speedweek and Series points.  Reutzel also leads the Series with five victories.  After a night off on Tuesday, Speedweek is set to resume on Wednesday night at Brush Creek.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds make their first and only scheduled appearance of the 2020 season on Saturday night as they will round out the two-division show in a $2,000 to-win BRP Mod Tour event.  Thus far this season, BRP has completed three events with Garrett Krummert winning the first ever event at Bedford, while last weekend saw New York’s Erick Rudolph sweep the Lernerville-Tyler County shows, worth $5,000.

There have been nine different winners in 11 “Lou Blaney Memorial” Modified events.  New York legend Jack Johnson captured the inaugural 2009 race, while local Ohio drivers Jim Rasey and Rob Kristyak stole the thunder in 2010 and 2011.  Kevin Bolland won the prestigious event in 2012 and fellow western Pa. racer Dave Murdick joined him in 2013.  In 2014, Rex King, Jr. won the event part of his dream season, while in 2015 Jim Weller, Jr. added his name to the win list.  Rasey became the first repeat winner in 2016.  Jeremiah Shingledecker got his first event win in 2017, while New York’s Mike Maresca ended the locals’ run of eight straight event wins thanks to his victory in 2019.  Five years after his first win, King, Jr. added his second event win last season. 

The third year RUSH Sprint Cars will complete Sunday’s program in a $600 to-win event.  The non-wing division was part of the June 27 program as Jeremy Weaver captured his first RUSH Sprint win at the track; Weaver is a former RUSH Sportsman Modified winner at Sharon.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RUSH Sprint Cars have only raced one other show in the region with Zach Morrow winning at Pittsburgh.  Chad Ruhlman is the defending two-time $5,000 Weekly Series Champion, but is not competing in 2020 to focus on his son Kevin’s RUSH Sprint efforts.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon each day with pit passes and general admission ticket sales opening at 3 p.m.  The All Star drivers meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts, warm-ups at 6 with qualifying and racing to follow.

Adult admission is $25 each day.  On Sunday, veterans of war receive a $10 discount off general admission.  Advanced and reserved tickets are on sale by visiting https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/.  Pit passes are $35.  Children under 14, parking, and camping are FREE!  Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Saturday’s “Lou Blaney Memorial” live auction items:

One of a Kind Corn Hole Boards
4 Tickets to Richmond, VA NASCAR Xfinity & Cup races Sept 11-12, 2020
2 Tickets to the Indianapolis 500 – August 23, 2020 (Paddock Penthouse Section), along with 2 shirts and a signed Roger Penske photo
Ryan Blaney signed Menards helmet
Nick Bosa signed Ohio State Jersey
Cole Swindell signed guitar, photo and shirts
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. box of special books, die casts, magazines and other memorabilia
Large Signed Bobby Allison photo
Sprint Car Hall of Fame crystal decanter and glasses
VIP Suite for 8 to the WoO Late Model race at Sharon on August 22, 2020
Men’s watch courtesy of Thom Duma’s
Harley Davidson stadium chairs, portable grill, wagon
Side board nose wing off of Dave Blaney’s Sprint Car signed by Dave, Dale & Ryan
Tony Stewart signed items
Jimmie Johnson signed Lowe’s die cast also signed by Rick Hendrick and Chad Knaus
Best Buddies Funko Pop’s of Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace (each signed)
William Byron signed die cast car, hat and t-shirt
Garage art signed by various NASCAR drivers including Hall of Famer Red Farmer
Richard Petty Print and Book
Signed NASCAR trading cards including one with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty
Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481.  Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

Riverside International Speedway Next For Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series



Bryan Hulbert – WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 8, 2020) The "Duel at the Ditch" is set to return on Saturday, July 11, as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

The $3,000 to win, $400 to start affair, will open at 5:00 P.M. with Hot Laps at 6:30 P.M. and racing at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Co-Sanctioned with the ASCS Mid-South Region, the night's lineup of divisions will also include Late Models and Stock Cars.

Seeing action on 33 occasions with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network since 1995, the series last visit was August 24, 2017. Tim Crawley captured the win for his 18th National Tour triumph in the state of Arkansas, and 46th overall with the series. In all, the state of Arkansas has seen 153 events with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with 45 different winners at 11 tracks.

Going into "The Ditch" the series is once again led by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Coming off back-to-back wins at Caney Valley Speedway and I-30 Speedway, the Hills Racing No. 15h holds a 49-point advantage over Roger Crockett with Jordon Mallett in tow, only 72 points back. Matt Covington and Harli White make up the top five in tour standings with Blake Hahn, Dylan Westbrook, Scott Bogucki, Justin Sanders, and Garet Williamson completing the top ten.

Riverside International Speedway is located at 151 Legion Rd. in West Memphis, Ark. More information on the track can be found at https://riversideinternationalspeedway.com or by calling (901) 840-1970.

Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on http://www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Event Details:

Saturday, July 11 – Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Ark.)

Grandstands Open: 5:00 P.M.
Driver's Meeting: 5:30 P.M.
Hot Laps: 6:30 P.M.
Racing: 7:30 P.M
Muffler Rule: ASCS Schoenfeld Muffler Required
RACEceiver: 454.000

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 733; 2. Roger Crockett 684; 3. Jordon Mallett 661; 4. Matt Covington 633; 5. Harli White 620; 6. Blake Hahn 616; 7. Dylan Westbrook 611; 8. Scott Bogucki 607; 9. Justin Sanders 578; 10. Garet Williamson 504; 11. Chase Randall 497; 12. John Carney II 681; 13. Robbie Price 479; 14. Alex Hill 460; 15. Danny Sams III 458

2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 3 (2/29 – Canyon Speedway Park; 6/25 – Caney Valley Speedway; 6/27 – I-30 Speedway); Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park); Brad Sweet – 1 (3/6 – Merced Speedway); Andy Forsberg – 1 (3/8 – Petaluma Speedway);

ASCS Online:

American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)
Instagram: LucasOilASCS
Video Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com
Live-Scoring (Where Applicable): MRP Live

ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:

Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, S. Aust.): https://www.facebook.com/ScottBogucki89
John Carney II (El Paso, TX): https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing
Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Roger Crockett (Broken Arrow, OK): http://www.rocketdesignsllc.com
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ontario, Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Can.): https://twitter.com/tjkennedy21k
Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR): https://www.jordonmallett.com
Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Chase Randall (Waco, TX): https://twitter.com/chaserandall09
Danny Sams III (North Port, Fla.): https://www.samslamtnracing.com
Harli White (Lindsay, OK): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net
Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/westbrook47x
Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO.): https://twitter.com/garetw3

ASCS Sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto http://www.mavtv.com for more information.

Sawblade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A-Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_, and Facebook.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented the MAVTV Motorsports Network include Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by SCE Gaskets. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, SRI, General Tire, MAVTV Motorsports Network, LucasOilRacing.tv, and General Tire.

All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by SCE Gaskets, K&N Filters, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, and Triple X Race, Co.

ASCS Warrior Region Back At Lake Ozark Speedway This Saturday



Bryan Hulbert – ELDON, Mo. (July 8, 2020) Looking to make up the weather postponed event from the Independence Day Weekend, the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps is slated to return to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, July 11.

Along with the American Sprint Car Series, the night will also include Late Models, RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, and Pure Stock.

Pits open at 3:00 P.M. with Grandstands following at 5:00 P.M. Hot Laps get underway at 6:30 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for Senior and Military, $9 for youth 6-12, and free for kids five and under. Pit Passes are $35. Family Passes are also available for the Grandstands for $50.

Lake Ozark Speedway is located at 50 Twiggy Ln. in Eldon, Mo. More information on the track can be found by calling (573) 418-0565 or online at http://www.lakeozarkspeedway.net.

Event updates will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com as well as our Social Media Outlets on Facebook and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). We will also issue emails to our E-News Letter, which anyone can sign up for at https://bit.ly/3cTRbCq.

ASCS Sooner Region Headed For Creek County and 81-Speedway This Weekend



Bryan Hulbert – SAPULPA, Okla. (July 8, 2020) Looking at a weekend double, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will scatter soil Friday, July 10 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.) and Saturday, July 11 at 81-Speedway (Park City, Kan.).

Both nights of racing offer a $2,000 to win, $300 to start A-Feature purse.

The second show of the season at Creek County Speedway, it was Washington’s Seth Bergman who made an off the wall, high-side pass through the final two turns on May 29 over Blake Hahn to secure the win.

The tour’s first visit to 81-Speedway since the track changed ownership at the close of the 2019 season, the matchup on July 13, 2019, went to racing veteran, Danny Wood.

Friday, July 10 at Creek County Speedway opens at 4:00 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:15 P.M. Racing gets underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $15 for adults with kids 10 and under free into the grandstands. Creek County Speedway is located at 18450 West Hwy. 66 between Sapulpa and Kellyville. For more information on Creek County Speedway, including a complete lineup of events and directions, log onto http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call (918) 247-RACE (7223).

Saturday, July 11 at 81-Speedway opens at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Senior and Military, and free for kids 10 and under. 81-Speedway is located at 7700 N. Broadway in Park City, Kan. More information can be found online at http://www.race81speedway.com.

Event updates will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com as well as our Social Media Outlets on Facebook and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). We will also issue emails to our E-News Letter, which anyone can sign up for at https://bit.ly/3cTRbCq.

Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup and Fred Brownfield Classic Postponed To 2021



Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (July 8, 2020) In light of the current situation in the state of Washington as everyone continues to deal with the fallout of COVID-19, the Fred Brownfield Classic and Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup has been postponed to 2021.

“We’re sad about it because these are two of our biggest events of the season. Working with everyone at Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway is always relaxed and efficient, but we understand the situation they are in and we are looking forward to next year,” stated ASCS National Director, Matt Ward.

Dates and times for 2021 are in the works and will be announced as plans are solidified.

Any information on Skagit Speedway and events begin contested throughout the rest of the 2020 season can be found at http://www.skagitspeedway.com. Information on Grays Harbor Raceway will be posted to http://www.graysharborraceway.com.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is working to fill in the dates, as well as looking beyond the Knoxville 360 Nationals at adding more events to the 2020 schedule.

Event updates will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com as well as our Social Media Outlets on Facebook and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). We will also issue emails to our E-News Letter, which anyone can sign up for at https://bit.ly/3cTRbCq.

Tyler Erb, Mike McKinney Victorious in Summer Nationals Opener at Brownstown



DIRTcar Late Models
BROWNSTOWN, IN – July 8, 2020 – Just over three years ago, Tyler Erb scored his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in the Hoosier State. In Wednesday night’s season opener at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway, Terbo did it again.

Erb wheeled his Best Performance Rocket Chassis #1 around the low side of Turns 1-2 with just four laps remaining after chasing then-leader Bobby Pierce around for most of the 40-lap Feature. With Pierce on the ragged edge up top, Erb found the bite down low and slid in front of Pierce as they raced out of Turn 2.

Pierce tried to cross back underneath Erb heading into Turn 3 but was unsuccessful. Erb had the low-side momentum rolling, stayed with it out of Turn 4 and held off Pierce through the final three circuits to claim his second career Hell Tour victory.

“Bobby was really committed up there. We had on a little different tire than everyone else here,” Erb said of his pass for the lead.

Pierce was out to a commanding lead in the opening stages but saw it erased when defending Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley slowed to bring out the caution on lap 23. Shirley was pushed back to the pits with apparent mechanical issues.

On the ensuing restart, third-running Kyle Bronson got a terrific jump and snuck by Erb to take second. But as the field restarted for the final time on Lap 31, Erb returned the favor and stole it back with a terrific move to Bronson’s inside heading into Turn 3.

“I hated to see that caution at about Lap 20, Kyle got by me. It’s just a product of getting passed. I had to try something… I got a good restart off the bottom, started entering really low and trying to park it in the middle. It was a really good track,” Erb said.

Pierce held up through the final three laps to finish second after Erb got by for the lead in the closing stages. The 2019 Summer Nationals winner at Brownstown, Mike Marlar, drove a terrific race inside the top-five throughout to claim the final podium spot, while Allen Weisser and Bronson rounded out the top-five.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model action continues Thursday night, July 9, at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, IL. Don’t miss a moment of the action – tune into DIRTVision presented by Drydene to watch every lap LIVE.


Feature (40 Laps) 1. 1T-Tyler Erb [1]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce [2]; 3. 57-Mike Marlar [6]; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser [9]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson [4]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast, [8]; 7. 28-Tyler Carpenter [3]; 8. 17J-Greg Johnson [14]; 9. 16-Jason Jameson [11]; 10. 25-Jason Feger [18]; 11. 76-Shelby Miles [7]; 12. 14B-Britan Godsey [13]; 13. 22-Austin Burns [10]; 14. 4G-Bob Gardner [15]; 15. 48-Tim Lance [19]; 16. 32S-Chad Stapleton [22]; 17. 3S-Brian Shirley [5]; 18. 19R-Ryan Gustin [17]; 19. 1G-Devin Gilpin [12]; 20. 13-Brayton Laster [16]; 21. 24-Jared Bailey [20]; 22. 48L-Tim Lance, [21]



DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds
In chasing a championship, it’s crucial to win early and often. That’s exactly what Mike McKinney started in Wednesday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals opener at Brownstown Speedway with a Feature win in convincing fashion over Nick Hoffman and Ryan Thomas.

Starting on the pole in the 25-lap Feature, McKinney gave up the lead to Will Krup right away and quickly fell back to third behind two-time and defending Summit Modifieds champion Nick Hoffman.

But a quick yellow after just four laps re-stacked the field and allowed McKinney the opportunity he needed to get the lead back, which he did immediately, digging under Krup on the low side on the restart and taking the lead back for good one lap later.

From there on out, it was all The Magic Man. He led the field around Brownstown virtually unchallenged for the remaining 20 laps to collect his 10th career Summit Modifieds victory.

“They drove by me on the [original] start, but then on that restart, I don’t know, it was just the light switch, I guess,” McKinney said. “Whoever was in second gave me a shot and [the track] might’ve took some rubber there, so I moved up and was able to hold them off.”

His competition was tough, but McKinney’s #96 Elite Chassis held strong and even showed his haters a thing or two before the race was out.

“Starting with Nick and Will, I knew it was going to be tough. They’re the best-of-the-best when it gets slick like this. Everyone always gives me crap and says I can only run the cushion at Fairbury, so I hope I proved everybody wrong,” McKinney said.

Hoffman held strong inside the podium throughout the race to claim the runner-up spot, while Ryan Thomas was able to slide his #T9 by Krup with 10 laps remaining to collect third. Jacoby Hines rounded out the top-five.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action continues Thursday night, July 9, at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, IL. Don’t miss a moment of the action – tune into DIRTVision presented by Drydene to watch every lap LIVE.


Feature (25 Laps) 1. 96M-Mike McKinney [1][$10,000]; 2. 7-Nick Hoffman [3][$5,000]; 3. T9-Ryan Thomas [4][$3,000]; 4. K19-Will Krup [2][$2,500]; 5. 115-Jacoby Hines [6][$2,000]; 6. 25W-Allen Weisser [16][$1,700]; 7. 34J-Jordan Wever [8][$1,400]; 8. 99-Hunt Gossum [11][$1,300]; 9. 66-Cole Falloway [7][$1,200]; 10. 9H-John DeMoss [18][$1,100]; 11. 93W-Brayden Watson [13][$1,050]; 12. 7D-Brad DeYoung [20][$1,000]; 13. 23-Ryan Cripe [9][$950]; 14. 7L-Mark Lamont [14][$900]; 15. 16C-John Clippinger [10][$850]; 16. 11J-Jarod Fleetwood [15][$800]; 17. 36-Kenny Wallace [12][$770]; 18. 35-David Stremme [5][$750]; 19. 46-Derek Groomer [17][$730]; 20. 21A-Nick Allen [21][$700]; 21. 24-Zeke McKenzie [19][$700] Hard Charger: 25W-Allen Weisser[+10]


Carney II Produces Back-to-Back Sixth-Place Runs at West Texas Raceway



Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (July 8, 2020) - John Carney II posted a pair of sixth-place finishes last weekend during the 2020 Scooter Matthews Memorial/Firecracker Shootout.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and Burkham Contracting backed competitor piloted a 305ci winged sprint car for Scott Brown during the two-day event at West Texas Raceway.


The weekend began on a sour note as a DNS in a heat race on Friday relegated Carney II to the back of the main event. However, the team used a different car in the feature and Carney II hustled from 23rd to sixth. The performance earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We did have some mechanical problem and couldn't start the heat race," he said. "We didn't make a green flag lap until the feature. We ran back to the shop, which was down the street from the track, and grabbed another car.

"My transponder wasn't working properly both nights so the scoring was off. I had got to fifth, but there were some cautions that I got shuffled back. Every yellow I lost spots because they'd put me behind cars I was ahead of. I think I would have finished third or fourth the first night and that would have locked me into the next night starting in the top four. It could have been two top fives instead of having to pass as many cars as we did."

Carney II was on the move again on Saturday, advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race before rallying from 11th to sixth in the A Main.

"We were up to fifth at one point, but because I wasn't being scored right I got moved back to ninth on a caution, which turned into a red. I was behind some cars I hadn't been behind all night. Given the circumstances, to finish sixth both nights was a success."

Carney II will take this weekend off before resuming competition on July 18 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: DNS (1); Feature: 6 (23).

July 4 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -


18 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 18 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Burkham Contracting

"David and Jeff Burkham from Burkham Contracting bought a car from me last year and we've been friends since then," Carney II said. "They wanted to be a part of the team and we're grateful for their support."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

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NO QUIT ATTITUDE: Kraig Kinser building confidence, benefiting from it Kinser Racing hopes to transition strong Cedar Lake performance into more podium runs and wins



WEST BURLINGTON, IA – July 8, 2020 – Kraig Kinser found himself in a position he hasn’t been for about 10 months at Cedar Lake Speedway on Independence Day – inside the top-three, competing for a win.

After battling with the likes of reigning champion Brad Sweet, David Gravel and Kerry Madsen throughout the entire 35-lap event, Kinser finished third – his first podium finish since Skagit Speedway in September and first podium at the 3/8-mile track.

The achievement is a small victory for the Kinser Racing team, who’ve struggled in the first half of the season – missing two Features and collecting one top-10 finish before the Cedar Lake event. Now, Kinser said he sees signs of the team heading in the right direction.

“We’ve been working on a lot,” said Kinser, a 17-time World of Outlaws winner and son of 20-time Series champion Steve Kinser. “We weren’t that great at the beginning of the year. Obviously, not where we wanted to be. We haven’t really been giving up, so we’ve been trying a lot of things. More so probably than what we would in a normal situation.

“Just trying to get back on the right track. We’re making sure everything is in the right places and everything is standard. Trying to get back to a baseline deal that we normally do. It worked out good this weekend. Last weekend (during the Jackson Nationals) I felt like we gained a little bit. I feel like we’re gaining a little bit now and this is where we want to be at. So, hopefully it continues.”

When diagnosing the car’s problem, Kinser said he and Crew Chief Mikey Kuemper looked at every aspect of the Mesilla Valley Transportation #11K. There was no detail of the car that went unexamined.

“As much as we were struggling, we were looking at everything,” Kinser said. “We were looking here and there. We were scratching our heads and taking a look at the setup we had and see what might be out of the ballpark and bring it back into a normal area. We took a look at everything to make sure everything we were doing made sense. Hopefully we keep it up.”

After the race, Kinser couldn’t put his finger on what exactly was the key fix to improving the car but did cite a gain in confidence as a huge contributor. After finding a bit of consistency during the Jackson Nationals by finishing inside the top-20 every race and then putting together a string of two consecutive top-15 finishes, Kinser and Kuemper began to build confidence in the decisions they were making.

To Kinser, that gain in confidence is one of the biggest adjustments a driver can make to help them run better.

“That’s just as big as the motor program or the shock program or wing package,” Kinser said . “It plays along with everything. You’ve got to have everything rolling in the right direction. You’ve got to be feeling good. Your car has to be rolling good. Your crew chief has to have confidence, too, and really feel good about the changes he does. We haven’t had that since the start of the year and hopefully we can continue that and keep getting good results.”

While he contended for the win at Cedar Lake, Kinser acknowledged there is still a lot of work to be done to be able to compete with the likes of Sweet, who currently leads the championship points with seven wins.

He and the rest of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team have a busy weekend ahead with three races at three different tracks in three days. First, they’ll head to 34 Raceway on Fri., July 10. Then, they’ll return to Wisconsin to race at Wilmot Raceway on Sat., July 11. And on Sunday, Kinser, of Bloomington, IN, will return to his home state to race with the Series at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN.

Kinser will look to pull off his Cedar Lake feat again at the three tracks this weekend as he’ll go for his first win and podium at all three. He has an average finish of 13th at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Raceway, and an average finish of 15th at Terre Haute Action Track.

“Hopefully it transitions and keeps going and keeps building,” Kinser said. “But this sport is pretty humbling. It can knock you back down as quickly as it gives you a good feeling. But that’s what we race for, these good runs and hopefully we can duplicate them.”

If you can't make it to the track, you can watch all three nights of racing on DIRTVision.com.

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Wilson Garners Top Five and Two Hard Charger Awards During First Half of All Star Speedweek


Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (July 8, 2020) - Greg Wilson has passed a lot of race cars during the first half of the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

Wilson has guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road backed team to one top-five run, a trio of top-10 finishes and two Hard Charger Awards for passing the most cars during the first four nights of the nine-race spectacle with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.


"We have spent more time in our shop the last two weeks and even yesterday on our day off, dynoing shocks and sorting out a game plan when we get to the track, than in recent history," he said. "I feel like it has showed."

Speedweek began last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Wilson qualified 24th quickest before advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. He then rallied from 23 rd to seventh to close the night with the Hard Charger Award.

"It sure doesn't hurt being back home," he said. "Attica and Fremont, we've done well there and it's in our backyard. You have a pretty good idea of what your car needs to do. It's just crazy that we're going about it a different way, whether it's things getting changed on us like tires or whatever. By feature-time on Friday night we had a pretty darn good car. When you can pass that many cars and you're still coming at the end of the race it's a confidence booster."

Wilson produced his most complete night of the season on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. He timed in 24th quickest in qualifying, won a heat race and placed fifth in a dash before maneuvering from ninth to fourth place in the A Main.

"We timed decent in our group, won our heat race and used the dash to try stuff for the A Main," he said. "We were mediocre in the dash, which was great. It gave us a really good car in the feature and it showed. You have to put those full nights together to put yourself in position to win races."

Wilson returned to Fremont Speedway on Sunday. He qualified 28th quickest before advancing from ninth to eighth in a heat race and from 10 th to fifth place in the B Main to narrowly miss locking into the feature. Wilson used a provisional to start last in the main event.

"That was frustrating," he said. "I've felt like you use a provisional when you have a really good race car and have to use it because of whatever happened. I felt like realistically we were a top-five car, but we started 25th. You feel like you've given an opportunity away that you have a shot at winning or getting a better finish than you had. But the end result for our team, going from 25th to 10th, was a good points night and we put on a show for our sponsors that were there."

Wilson scored his second Hard Charger Award of Speedweek after gaining 15 positions.

The team ventured to Wayne County Speedway on Monday. Wilson overcame a 20 th-place qualifying run by picking up five positions in a heat race to finish fourth. That locked him into the main event, which he capped with an 18th-place outing.

"I don't race there a lot and we did things different than what we had been doing," he said. "We got lucky in the heat and some cars wrecked. Sometimes it's better to be lucky that good. We got it in the feature, but we were average all night and couldn't make up spots. We were pretty lucky to come out of there with an okay finish and unscathed."

Speedweek resumes on Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio. The remaining races are Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; Friday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and Saturday and Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (23).

July 4 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 4 (9).

July 5 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (10); Feature: 10 (25).

July 6 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 18 (15).

SEASON STATS -


32 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -


OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK: Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio; Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; Friday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and Saturday and Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1


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"Bart with Banshee Graphics has become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative," Wilson said. "We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."

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, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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Dover Powers to 10th Top-Five Finish of the Season During Weekend Finale at Knoxville Raceway



Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 8, 2020) - Jack Dover recorded his best result at Knoxville Raceway in nearly two years last Saturday when he finished fourth.

It was a strong run to cap a two-day weekend at the half-mile oval, where Dover wanted to get laps prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals next month.


"We went to dial in for the 360 Nationals and it was two good paying nights," he said. "It was totally worth it. But at the end of the day it wasn't about the money, it was about getting that place figured out.

"Every time we went on the track we moved forward. From what we learned the final night I think we should be pretty good the next time we go back there."

The weekend started on Friday with Dover qualifying 20th quickest. He then won a heat race to garner the 13th starting position in the main event.

"We rode around there in 15th or so and the last couple of laps the car got better," he said. "We have to figure out how to make the car good from the start to the end, not just from midway through the race to the end."

Dover ended 12th, which snapped his streak of 10 straight top 10s to start the season.

However, Saturday featured a rebound as Dover qualified ninth quickest. He then charged from fourth to win a heat race. Dover spent the feature duking it out for a top five before a late-race move gave him fourth place.

"I think we rode around sixth or seventh most of the race," he said. "We got up to fourth with about five or six laps to go. Harli White was in front of us by a straightaway and we reeled her in. Our car really came on there at the end. I wish we had a yellow with a couple of laps to go because I think we had something for those guys up front."

Dover plans on returning to action this Friday with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Also of note, Dover is gearing up to make his debut during the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on July 31 and Aug. 1. He will pilot his No. 53 during the marquee 305ci winged sprint car event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (13).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -


12 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

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"Chris Roseland with Backlund Plumbing has been a great friend of mine for the last few years," Dover said. "He's always there for me and puts me in his race car several times each season. We really appreciate his support and friendship."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Husker Diesel, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

Randolph Co. Raceway to Replace Date at Quincy, Modified Event Confirmed at Cedar Ridge



ONCORD, NC – July 8, 2020 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event scheduled for Sunday, July 19, at Quincy Raceways is shifting to Randolph County Raceway because of local restrictions connected to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


The local Adams County Health Department in Quincy, IL, remains committed to the Phase 4 guidelines of reopening, which limits Quincy Raceways to 20% operating capacity. Thus, track management decided to relocate the Summer Nationals/Summit Modifieds event to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO. The winner’s shares remain at $5,000 for Late Models and $1,500 for Modifieds.


DIRTcar officials have also confirmed the status of the annual Hope for Harley event at Cedar Ridge Speedway, which will now conclude the season for the DIRTcar Summit  Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on August 28-29.


The Friday night portion at Cedar Ridge will pay $1,500 to the winner while $3,000 sits on the line for the Saturday night finale.


For all further updates on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SummerNationals.

Port Royal Speedway Returns With Summer Championship for Super Late Models; 410 Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models Also on Card



By - Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn- (June 8, 2020)- On the heels of two excellent nights of Pennsylvania Speedweek competition, the Port Royal Speedway returns to action this Saturday, June 11, with a three-division show featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models.

Most recently in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition, Kyle Larson picked up the victory at ‘The Speed Palace’ to wrap of the 2020 PA Speedweek title. Not only was the win the first career triumph at the Juniata County oval for Larson, but it put an end to a four-in-a-row streak at the Speedway by Anthony Macri.

Macri will be looking to get things back on track following a mechanical issue Saturday night, while current points leader Logan Wagner will be looking for his first triumph of the 2020 racing season. Wagner holds a 65-point advantage in the season standings over his father, Mike Wagner, followed by AJ Flick (-255), TJ Stutts (-295) and Lance Dewease (-315).

For the Super Late Models, it will be their Summer Championship night and they will be racing for an increased $3000 to win and it’ll also be $300 to start. They will partake in single car time trials for the first time this season and we will use the PA Speedweek format for the entirety of the night. We will also utilize ‘Deleware Restarts’ during all racing activities for the Super Late Models as well.

Rick Eckert was the last driver to visit victory lane in Super Late Model competition, but he stated last week in victory lane that he would be traveling in the coming weeks, so we’ll have a new winner this weekend. Gregg Satterlee has won twice this season as well entering the weekend.

Opening day victor, Trevor Feathers, currently holds the season standings points lead by 55 points over Colton Flinner. Mike Lupfer (-100), Andy Haus (-115) and last year’s champion Dylan Yoder (-120) complete the top five.

The Limited Late Models will make their second appearance of the season as well and last year’s champion Andrew Yoder picked up the win in mid-June when they last visited the Speedway. Yoder holds a 15-point advantage over Dillan Stake with Ryan Zook (-25), Devin Hart (-30) and Todd Snook (-35) filling out the top five.

Gates are set to open at 4:00pm EST, while racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm EST.

The Speedway will continue to operate using all CDC guidelines and we ask fans continue to practice social distancing measures. Masks are highly encouraged, and we continue to offer sanitizing stations throughout the facilities.

If you are sick or not feeling well, we ask that you please stay home out of the respect for your fellow race fans. The safety of our drivers, fans and employees remain a priority and for fans who can’t make it, racing will be available on PPV via FloSports and Speed Shift TV.

Prices are as follow:

GA- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

Kyle Larson scores Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex




PEEBLES, Ohio (July 8, 2020) - Forced to settle with a hard charging performance at Wayne County Speedway after getting involved in a tangle during his respective heat race, ultimately rallying from 21st to sixth in 30 green flag laps, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson bounced back on Wednesday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Park and leveled the field during night five of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, eventually leading 26 laps to claim a 14th-career Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory worth $5,000.

Lining up sixth on the main event grid, it was apparent from the start that Larson’s pace was unrivaled, utilizing his initial jump to climb three spots before crossing by the flagstand for the first time. By lap three, ‘Yung Money’ was powering by Eliason for second, next setting his aim on Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley. Just two circuits later, Larson was in command, sneaking under Conley’s No. 3C as the pair raced through turns one and two.

From that point forward, it was all Kyle Larson at the top of the charts, easily navigating through traffic before escaping to a near-five second advantage at the end of 30 non-stop laps.

“I watched a little bit of video, but that was it,” said first-time Brushcreek competitor, Kyle Larson, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/No. 57 sprint car. “It was a unique race track, for sure. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a track quite like it.

“My car was really good. I could run where everyone else wasn’t,” Larson continued. “All of the lapped cars were either on the bottom or the top, so I could stay relaxed knowing that I would have a lane open when I got to lapped cars. I started to get a little stressed late in the race. When you’re the leader, you never know where second and third place are. I knew (Reutzel) and (Abreu) would be there somewhere. There were some lappers that showed me their nose on the bottom. You just have to focus on what’s ahead and keep moving forward.”

Rico Abreu made a late charge to finish second at Brushcreek Motorsports Park, followed by two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, Cale Conley, and polesitter, Cory Eliason. Abreu faded as far back as fifth before making the surge to second in the final two circuits.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the second half of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a trip to Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio, on Thursday evening, July 9. Those wanting to learn more about the event should visit Muskingum online at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - July 8, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 31
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 11.799
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.802
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cole Duncan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Rico Abreu
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Sye Lynch
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Cory Eliason
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Josh Baughman
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: RJ Jacobs
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.923; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.983; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.061; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.249; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.444; 6. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.447; 7. G1-Justin Peck, 12.481; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 12.556

Group (B)
1. 5h-Jordan Harble, 12.282; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer, 12.321; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.334; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.528; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 12.538; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 12.675; 7. 40i-Mark Imler, 13.297; 8. 22D-Josh Davis, 99.160

Group (C)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.802; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.022; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.041; 4. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.163; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.174; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.197; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 12.444; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers, 14.141

Group (D)
1. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.289; 2. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 12.438; 3. 70-Sye Lynch, 12.511; 4. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.616; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 12.628; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.682; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter, 13.168

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [8]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel [6]; 8. G1-Justin Peck [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5H-Jordan Harble [4]; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs [6]; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs [5]; 7. 40I-Mark Imler [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 2. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles [1]; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 5. 5H-Jordan Harble [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 4. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh [2]; 4. 21-Brinton Marvel [6]; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs [4]; 6. 1B-Keith Baxter [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [10]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [8]; 10. G1-Justin Peck [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 8. 15K-Chad Kemenah [11]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [13]; 10. 22C-Cole Duncan [10]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 13. 70-Sye Lynch [8]; 14. 28-Tim Shaffer [15]; 15. 5H-Jordan Harble [9]; 16. A79-Brandon Wimmer [12]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker [17]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 19. 21-Brinton Marvel [24]; 20. 17-Josh Baughman [21]; 21. 2-Nathan Skaggs [20]; 22. 59-Bryan Nuckles [19]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [18]; 24. 97-Max Stambaugh [23] Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-4), Kyle Larson (5-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 8, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 718
2. Cale Conley - 702
3. Paul McMahan - 678
4. Cory Eliason - 638
5. Greg Wilson - 608
6. Skylar Gee - 604
7. Zeb Wise - 600
8. Tim Shaffer - 598
9. Josh Baughman - 594
10. Buddy Kofoid - 544

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 8, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2604
2. Cory Eliason - 2472
3. Paul McMahan - 2412
4. Zeb Wise - 2386
5. Greg Wilson -2272
6. Josh Baughman - 2246
7. Skylar Gee - 2236
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

OUR-RACE MIDWEST SWING STARTS FRIDAY; GETTYSBURG CLASH ADDED TO JULY SCHEDULE WEST COAST EVENTS TO BE REPLACED BY POSTPONED SPRING RACES


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series kicks off a four-race swing from Iowa to Wisconsin to Indiana and eventually Ohio beginning Friday night. It begins to shape the next couple of months on the tour.

Following events Friday at 34 Raceway, Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track and Tuesday in the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, the World of Outlaws stars will turn their focus to Pennsylvania.

The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 21, at Lernerville Speedway remains one of the most historic events on the tour each year, and at $25,000 the biggest midweek payday all season. In addition, the previously postponed Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene at Lincoln Speedway is rescheduled for Thursday, July 23, ahead of the July 24-25 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

“These are some of the most challenging times we’ve ever experienced on many different levels,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “Our goal is to provide entertainment to our fans and high-level competition for our teams while also doing it as safely as we possibly can. We continue to work with local and state governments across the country, and in some cases it just doesn’t make sense to bring the Series to several of the locations that were originally scheduled given the current environment. Therefore, we’re doing our best to let our fans know where they can expect to see us over the next few months. And of course, they can always watch us on DIRTVision no matter where they reside.”

Mass gathering restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the events scheduled for July 31-Aug. 2 in New York. The event that was to run July 31 at Ransomville Speedway will be rescheduled for the 2021 season, and fans with tickets can use their same tickets for that event. The Empire State Challenge scheduled for Aug. 1 at Weedsport Speedway and the event Aug. 2 at Orange County Fair Speedway are canceled for 2020 and tickets will be handled through the tracks.

Two huge August weekends follow. First up is the Aug. 7-8 Ironman Weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with fully open grandstands. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Return to Racing” included I-55 in May with Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson winning a couple of thrillers.

The next week, Aug. 13-15, is “The One & Only” at Knoxville Raceway featuring the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races will run in place of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store with a total prize money in excess of $400,000. With limited three-day ticket packages available in advance, fans are encouraged to secure their seats at WorldofOutlaws.com before it’s too late.

Like normal, the Outlaws will head to North Dakota after Knoxville. The Series will invade River Cities Speedway Aug. 21 in Grand Forks and then head Aug. 22 to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. The event originally scheduled for Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD, has been canceled, and fans will be contacted by SLS Promotions.

A major shift in the schedule will then take place. Rather than head towards the West Coast where local restrictions in several municipalities will make it impossible for the Series to compete, the Outlaws will aim to fill that stretch of the schedule from Aug. 28 through Sept. 19 with races that had been postponed in the spring when the sports world shut down.

So this fall, the World of Outlaws will not be racing at Black Hills Speedway (Aug. 28), Big Sky Speedway (Aug. 29), Skagit Speedway (Sept. 4-5), Grays Harbor Raceway (Sept. 7), Willamette Speedway (Sept. 9), Silver Dollar Speedway (Sept. 11-12), Stockton Dirt Track (Sept. 18) or Calistoga Speedway (Sept. 19).

In addition, the postponed California spring events at Santa Maria Raceway and Thunderbowl Raceway are also canceled.

Fans who purchased tickets to Black Hills, Santa Maria, Grays Harbor, Stockton and Calistoga will receive a credit for the face value of their ticket in their MyDirtTickets.com account. If a refund is preferred, CLICK HERE to request a face value refund.

Fans with tickets to the events at Dakota State Fair Speedway and Big Sky will be contacted by SLS Promotions. Fans with tickets to Skagit and Thunderbowl should contact the tracks for ticket information.

All events, including The One & Only at Knoxville, will be broadcast on DIRTVision to Fast Pass subscribers.

Dominic Scelzi Heading to Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana for World of Outlaws Races



Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi is joining the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during a trio of races this weekend.

The action begins on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, before shifting to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Saturday for the Badger 40. Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., hosts the weekend finale on Sunday.


Scelzi has limited laps at 34 Raceway - he placed seventh in 2017 during his lone appearance - and at Wilmot Raceway - a 12th-place result highlights two career starts in 2016. This weekend will be his debut at Terre Haute Action Track.

"I'm looking forward to three races at three tracks, which are all different sizes," he said. "It will be a good challenge to go to a different track with a different shape three nights in a row."

Scelzi competed with the World of Outlaws last weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway, which hosted the Independence Day Shootout. It began on Thursday with qualifying for the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Every year you go there it's all about your pill draw," he said. "If you pill draw bad you won't qualify well. That's exactly what happened. We were one of the last to go out in both sessions. We qualified where you expect someone to going out that late in qualifying."

Scelzi timed in 18th quickest for Friday's program and 20 th quickest for Saturday's event.

He then advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race to open Friday's competition. That locked him into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"I felt decent in the heat race," he said. "Then in the main event the track was really wet around the bottom. We were tight and lost a couple of spots to finish 17th."

Scelzi again gained a position to place sixth in a heat race on Saturday. He lined up 16th and drove into the top 10 during the A Main.

"In the main event I think I was ninth or 10th when a red flag came out," he said. "The three cars in front of me, I was right there with them prior to the red flag. I thought we'd be able to at least get another position or two. We pushed back off after the red flag and I had no brakes. The cushion was against the wall so you had to use the brake to rotate the car up top and on the bottom you had to really slow down. With no brakes I wasn't able to do that. I felt like we had a good recovery to be running in the top 10 so it was frustrating to run into that problem."

Scelzi salvaged a 15th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (15).

July 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 15 (16).

SEASON STATS -


27 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40; and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"The Panella Family has been one of our longest supporters," Scelzi said. "They helped when my dad was racing in the 1990s and possibly in the 1980s. I've known their family my entire life and they've supported both my brother and I. It's great to have a friendship and racing relationship with such great people like the Panella Family."

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

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Henderson and Sandvig Racing Find Victory Lane at Knoxville Raceway



Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Justin Henderson had a premonition last Saturday as 'God Bless America' played through the loudspeakers at Knoxville Raceway during our nation's holiday. He pictured himself taking the checkered flag and making the right turn into Victory Lane.

Then, just before the feature, he was walking back to his car when he spotted something shiny in the Iowa dirt that was calling out to him. He went over and picked up the item - a heads up quarter. He decided to tape it to the back of his seat for good luck.


With a storybook ending in his mind and a good luck charm along for the ride, Henderson's feeling turned to reality as he wheeled the Mike Sandvig Racing sprint car into the Winner's Circle to cap off a weekend doubleheader at the famed half-mile oval.

The win was worth $4,000 and backed up a solid ninth-place finish during Friday night's opener. It also served as the first 410 sprint car win for Sandvig as a car owner.

"Call me crazy, but from the very beginning of the night I just had this feeling that it was going to be something special and just couldn't shake that feeling," Henderson said. "Right before we went out, Mike asked me what I thought and I told him we were going to win that race. It was like we were supposed to win."

The successful weekend began Friday night with Henderson laying down a fastest lap of 16.368 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for eighth quickest among the 29 cars in attendance. He then finished fifth in a heat race.

Henderson lined up from the 12th starting position in the feature and ran comfortably around 10th before finishing in the ninth position. The top-10 result was the fifth of the season for the Tea, S.D., native.

"I tried the top of the track and I didn't like the way the car felt so I moved to the bottom as it was really where we had to be," he said. "I wasn't bad, but really the only thing I could do was wait for someone to make a mistake and capitalize."

The team made a few minor adjustments to the car for Saturday's finale, which started off with Henderson timing in at 16.714 seconds. That was seventh quickest and he followed with a fifth-place run in a heat race.

The feature inversion put Henderson on the pole for the main event. He quickly raced out to a sizeable lead and was working his way through lap traffic by Lap 7. With four laps to go, Austin McCarl pulled alongside of him in a bid to take the lead, but the red flag flew just in time to negate the effort.

Using the bottom of the race track, Henderson took off on the restart and he briefly lost the lead with two laps to go, only to cross back under McCarl heading to the white flag. Fighting a wing cylinder issue, Henderson moved to the top of the track to protect the lead and it almost cost him as Brian Brown made a last-turn effort to overtake him on the bottom. The two cars drag raced out of turn four and Henderson took the checkered flag by less than seven tenths of a second to earn the win for the first time at the track since 2015.

"I didn't know what it was, but I could feel there was something wrong and I just tried to hold on that last lap," he said. "I was doing my best to just stay off the wall and hold off Austin and Brian came out of nowhere to give me a fight. I honestly don't know how we held on other then it was just meant to be."

While the win broke a five-year drought at the track for Henderson, he was more happy for Sandvig and to be able to celebrate with his son in Victory Lane.

"Mike and his guys have worked so hard to make this deal happen and I honestly think I'm happier for him then myself," he said. "And then to get to take my son up on the wing and to do it on the Fourth of July, it's like all the stars aligned. Hopefully it's the first of many more wins for us together."

Henderson will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for another regular weekly show. He enters the race ranked seventh in season standings - only 67 points out of second.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (12).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank Boji Custom Metal Works, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Eszlinger Electric, Blud Lubricants, GRP Motorsports and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

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Skinner Secures Pair of Top-10 Finishes During USCS Series Tripleheader




Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 7, 2020) - A pair of top-10 results highlighted a busy week of racing for Marshall Skinner.

"Since I'm waiting for parts to repair my good motor, I'm down to a small, home-built engine that my uncle is letting me use," he said. "It runs good, but it doesn't have the power I'm used to so I'm happy with any decent finishes I get."

Skinner's best run of the week was a sixth-place finish during a USCS Series show at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., last Thursday.

"Fortunately, the track at Riverside blew off and was slick," he said. "That was a lot of fun since you don't need a lot of motor on a track like that.

"I started second in my heat. I led most of the race until Mark Smith slid by me. I was able to slide him back and get the win."

Skinner's heat race victory placed him third on the A Main starting grid.

"I was actually able to get by Terry Gray, who started on the pole, at the beginning," he said. "But the fast line was against the wall and I kind of got pinned down low since I started on the inside row. I eventually got to the outside, but lost a few spots before then. Once I got to the outside, about the only one who passed me was Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and he passed a lot of cars."

The track surfaces at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday and at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday weren't as kind to Skinner's under-powered sprint car.

"Little Rock was okay, but it was like taking a knife to a gunfight," said Skinner, who transferred from the B Main to finish 17th in the main event. "The track was really heavy and there was a stellar field there. I was just happy to make the show."

Similar track conditions welcomed him during a USCS Series event at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday.

"Lexington was a track where you hold it to the floor and run it against the cushion without lifting," said Skinner, who finished 10th in the A Main after starting 11th. "It was another horsepower track and I just don't have the power. My motor is mainly a get-you-in-the-show motor."

Next up for Skinner will be a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday.

"I'm hoping the track will blow off again so that I can be competitive," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 1 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (20).

July 2 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (3).

July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - West Tennessee Expediting

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"West Tennessee Expediting is a great expediting service for someone who needs something in a hurry," Skinner said. "I've known Jeff Bruckner, who owns the company, for about 20 years. Jeff is a big supporter of racing. He's a former racer and we're good friends. I really appreciate his assistance this year."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air and Hedger Brothers Concrete for their continued support.

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Crockett Scores Best 410 Result at Knoxville Raceway in Nearly Seven Years



Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Roger Crockett posted his best 410ci winged sprint car feature finish at Knoxville Raceway since August 2013 last Friday.

Crockett ventured to 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' for a rare doubleheader in the division.


"It was up and down," he said. "Our motor runs really good. We had good speed at times. We tried different things and we learned a lot."

The weekend began on Friday when Crockett was fast from the time he unloaded.

"We were fastest in our group of hot laps and ended up fourth overall," he said. "That doesn't mean much, but it was satisfying for the amount of laps we have there. In qualifying we missed a little in one corner. Everybody is so close in qualifying. One tenth of a second was the difference of being seventh quickest."

Crockett qualified 14th quickest and he won a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We ran inside the top 10 most of the race and were battling with the seventh and eighth-place cars," he said. "On the last restart with three laps to go, I knew better, but I followed somebody and they got fouled up. I got caught behind them and we lost a couple of spots."

Crockett finished 12th, which was his best outing in nearly seven years during select starts at the half-mile oval.

"We were somewhat happy because I feel like our car was good enough to run in the top five," he said. "That was encouraging.

"On Saturday we tried some little different things with gearing and stuff. Our car felt pretty good in qualifying, but the couple things we tried hurt our speed a little bit and again about one tenth would have put us in the top 10."

Crockett kicked off Saturday's show by timing in 14th quickest. He won a heat race for the second straight night to garner the 11 th starting position for the A Main.

"In the heat race we changed just a couple little things and we were perfect," he said. "(Davey) Heskin got the jump on us and got away from us. We reeled him in, got by him and pulled away. We were really, really good. I was pretty happy and thought I found something. We changed nothing for the feature. We started in the sixth row and didn't get a good start and just didn't go anywhere. It didn't feel horrible, but we didn't have any speed. It was a good learning experience because the track slowed down a lot. We didn't make enough changes to accommodate the speed change in the track."

Crockett will resume Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action this Saturday when he visits Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the first time since his debut in June 2005. He placed fifth during that race.

"I remember it being dry at one end and really wet at the other end of the track," he said. "I remember it being kind of tricky."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (11).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (11).

SEASON STATS -


14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour


MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

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"We're extremely happy with what Maxim Chassis and Indy Race Parts have done for us," Crockett said. "They've helped our race program out a lot and got us back on track. The cars have been really consistent."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.


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Hill Posts Career-Best Knoxville Raceway Finish



Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Alex Hill enjoyed her career-best Knoxville Raceway result among a large and strong field of cars last Saturday night during the second night of a doubleheader at the track.

"Daryl gave me a really fast car," said Hill, who ran in the top 10 for much of the race before eventually finishing 16th. "James Fisher, Charlie's son, also gave me a little driving advice and that seemed to help, too."


Hill began her night by qualifying 10th quickest in the 38-car field.

"We were happy with our qualifying run, especially since it's so important to qualify well at Knoxville," she said. "We race quite a bit, but we rarely do time trials anywhere other than Knoxville so we're especially happy to qualify in the top 10."

Hill started third in her heat race.

"I actually dropped back to sixth early in the race, but the car was awesome on the bottom of the track and I was able to pass some cars and finish third," she said.

Hill rolled off ninth in the 24-car A Main.

"Our car was great and I was able to run in the top 10 for most of the race," she said. "Unfortunately, we had several restarts late in the race. They seemed to take me out of my rhythm and kind of messed with my head a bit. Looking back, I was also probably entering the corners too hard later in the race when the track slowed down."

Hill's evening on Friday didn't begin as well as Saturday and placed her in a hole she was unable to climb from the rest of the evening.

"Friday was disappointing because we felt we had a really good car in hot laps," she said. "We were 10th quickest. But the car was a little off in qualifying and I made some mistakes, too. We timed in 29 th (of 41) and missed the invert for the heat races.

"We went from eighth to sixth in our heat race. We started ninth in the B Main and that's where we finished. We just started too deep in each race to be able to do much."

Next up, Hill will return to competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with her first-ever visit to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 9 (9).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (9).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vorte Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

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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.

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