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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Pad The Purse Program Takes Shape for 2020

Sarver, PA (October 23, 2019) Lernerville Speedway is pleased to announce a new program for 2020 that will be of great benefit to drivers throughout the entire season. A partnership between Lernerville and new sponsor Phil DiLucente, head of Phil DiLucente and Associates LLC, Attorneys at Law will provide for enhanced purses and point fund for the coming year for all Fab4 weekly divisions and will also feature a unique format in doing so. The “Pad the Purse Program” which DiLucente and Lernerville set into action last week, will provide additional purse money and points funds via a generous sponsorship from DiLucente that will allow $2,000 to current purses on Fab4 Friday night’s with a commitment that amounts to $30,000. Every division of Fab4 racing will have a chance to obtain the Pad The Purse money for every feature race. 70061203517721540414250.jpeg Weekly Fab4 Racing Guidelines

$2,000 will be provided for additional purse money to be split equally between two of the four divisions ($1,000) for each division, to be awarded equally to drivers who finish in the top ten of their main event at $100.00 each position. The two divisions that receive the additional purse money will be determined by a pill draw which will take place after all heat races and before all main events take place. The pill draw will be done by the sponsor of the program or his designee. In the event that a division is drawn three races in a row, another pill draw will occur and that division will split the $1,000 with the third division 50/50. Each of those divisions will receive $500 to be awarded equally to each of the first ten feature finishers in the amount of $50. Any division which receives an award of Pad the Purse money three races in a row in any amount goes back to zero for the next race and the “three in a row” determination will resume. If there are less than ten feature finishers as determined by track rules, the Pad the Purse money which would have been awarded to the nonexistent finishers will be moved into the annual points fund and divided per the rules described below. If a rain out occurs, and the rained out race is not made up, the $2,000 designated for that race will be moved into the annual points fund and divided per the rules described below.

Points Fund Guidelines

$2,000 will be added to the points fund, divided equally among all four divisions ($500 for each division), then awarded equally among the top ten finishers at $50 dollars each. Any money moved into the points fund from the Fab4 races will be divided equally among all four divisions and then divided equally among the top ten finishers of each division.

All drivers participating in the Pad the Purse program are required to place a track approved sponsor sticker on the race car. We would like to officially welcome Phil DiLucente to our racing family at The Action Track and thank him for his commitment which will help racers earn more in 2020. Phil has been ranked as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the country and one of the top 100 defense attorneys in the nation as well, and his firm is committed to getting results for their clients. The firm handles both civil and criminal litigation. You can get to know more about Phil and his practice you can visit his website at getphil.com

2020 SCHEDULE: New Boone Speedway Event Keys Tour $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100 is the Newest Premier Event on the 51-race World of Outlaws Schedule

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CONCORD, NC – Dec. 9, 2019 – Iowa’s legendary Boone Speedway is known for huge events, but the inaugural Hawkeye 100 on May 1-2 featuring the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will be the richest in track history.

The new two-day extravaganza includes preliminary features on Friday with a 100-lap, $30,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event on Saturday. The overall purse makes the Hawkeye 100 one of the most lucrative races on the 2020 tour, which includes 51 points races over 56 dates in 16 states.

“There’s so much history and tradition at Boone, it’s one of those tracks everybody immediately knows,” World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Director Casey Shuman said. “We’re looking forward to adding a new chapter to Boone’s history by creating this unique event. We’ve found Friday qualifying events lead to exciting racing for the fans, and set the stage for Saturday night thrillers.”

The Battle at the Border, Jan. 2-5 at New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park, launches the 2020 campaign. Vado and Boone are just two of eight tracks never before seen by the Outlaws, joining five additional tracks that will be returning to the schedule after at least a one-year absence.

“It’s always a challenge trying to build a fun and exciting schedule for the fans while trying to keep the logistics feasible for our teams,” Shuman said. “We were able to work with some great promoters in 2019, and I think we have added to that in 2020 with some exciting new venues and events. I look forward to getting the season started in January.”

After the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford on Feb. 12-15 at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, the Outlaws will continue their first Southeastern swing of the season with a return to Tennessee’s Duck River Raceway Park on Friday, March 6 and then the Tennessee Tipoff on Saturday, March 7, at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The month wraps up on Friday, March 27, at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN — hosting its first World of Outlaws race since 2018 — and Saturday, March 28, at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

The historic Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway in Illinois kicks off springtime racing on April 3-4, followed by a visit to a brand-new track to the Series – Kentucky’s Richmond Raceway on April 24. This will mark the first Outlaws race in the Bluegrass State since May 2015, when 2011 Series champion Rick Eckert went to Victory Lane at Ponderosa Speedway. The next night, April 25, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, OH, makes a return to the Series for the first time since 2006.

May begins with Boone Speedway’s new $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100 May 1-2 before a Georgia swing at Lavonia Speedway and Cochran Motor Speedway May 8 and 9. Ohio takes center stage next as Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, OH, returns May 15 to the World of Outlaws schedule for the first time in just under four years, and then it’s back to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, on May 16. The Series then heads to the Midwest for a back-to-back showdown at two of the most popular dirt tracks in the region – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway on May 29, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, on May 30.

Genesee Speedway’s date on June 19 is the fifth brand-new track to the Outlaws on the weekend before 14th annual Firecracker 100 June 25-27 at Lernerville Speedway.

A new Upper Midwest tour leadoff hitter has risen to the occasion in 2020 as the tour heads to Seymour, WI, for a first-time visit to Outagamie Speedway on July 10. The Outlaws will then make their third consecutive visit to Plymouth Dirt Track the next night for the second of six races in the Badger State.

The Rumble in the Pines at Grand Rapids Speedway on July 16 marks the first stop of the year in Minnesota and the seventh brand-new track to the Series. The 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac at Fairbury Speedway will cap off the month of July with the newly announced $50,000 winner’s share in the 100-lap finale on Saturday, Aug. 1.

For the first time since 2009, Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin is back on the Outlaws tour with a midweek date set for Tuesday, Aug. 4, preceding the 32nd annual $50,000-to-win USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway on Aug. 6-8.

Now under new management, Fayetteville Motor Speedway will be back with a fall date set for Sept. 4 before the return of another fast Southeastern half-mile, Lancaster Motor Speedway the very next night. Pennsylvania’s Thunder Mountain Speedway on Sept. 26 will conclude the month’s action as the eighth and final brand-new track to the 2020 tour.

Cherokee Speedway’s second annual Mike Duvall Memorial and another visit to Tennessee’s 411 Motor Speedway will round out October’s action before a champion is crowned at the Can-Am World Finals in November.

Ticket and event information is available at WorldofOutlaws.com. When fans can’t be at a race, they can follow the entire World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season by watching on DIRTVision.



2020 SCHEDULE

Fri-Sun, Jan. 3-5 — Vado Speedway Park — Vado, NM

Wed-Sat, Feb. 12-15 — Volusia Speedway Park — Barberville, FL

Friday, March 6 — Duck River Raceway Park — Wheel, TN

Saturday, March 7 — Smoky Mountain Speedway — Maryville, TN

Friday, March 27 — Volunteer Speedway — Bulls Gap, TN

Saturday, March 28 — Cherokee Speedway — Gaffney, SC

Fri-Sat, April 3-4 — Farmer City Raceway — Farmer City, IL

Friday, April 24 — Richmond Raceway — Richmond, KY

Saturday, April 25 — Brushcreek Motorsports Complex — Peebles, OH

Fri-Sat, May 1-2 — Boone Speedway — Boone, IA

Friday, May 8 — Lavonia Speedway — Lavonia, GA

Saturday, May 9 — Cochran Motor Speedway — Cochran, GA

Friday, May 15 — Moler Raceway Park — Williamsburg, OH

Saturday, May 16 — Wayne County Speedway — Orrville, OH

Friday, May 29 — Jacksonville Speedway — Jacksonville, IL

Saturday, May 30 — Tri-State Speedway — Haubstadt, IN

Thursday, June 18 — Stateline Speedway — Busti, NY

Friday, June 19 — Genesee Speedway — Batavia, NY

Saturday, June 20 — Selinsgrove Speedway — Selinsgrove, PA

Thu-Sat, June 25-27 — Lernerville Speedway — Sarver, PA

Friday, July 10 — Outagamie Speedway — Seymour, WI

Saturday, July 11 — Plymouth Dirt Track — Plymouth, WI

Thursday, July 16 — Grand Rapids Speedway — Grand Rapids, MN

Friday, July 17 — River Cities Speedway — Grand Forks, ND

Saturday, July 18 — Ogilvie Raceway — Ogilvie, MN

Sunday, July 19 — Red Cedar Speedway — Menomonie, WI

Tuesday, July 28 — Davenport Speedway — Davenport, IA

Fri-Sat, July 31-Aug. 1 — Fairbury Speedway — Fairbury, IL

Thu-Sat, Aug. 6-8 — Cedar Lake Speedway — New Richmond, WI

Friday, Aug. 21 — Williams Grove Speedway — Mechanicsburg, PA

Saturday, Aug. 22 — Sharon Speedway — Hartford, OH

Sunday, Aug. 23 — Eriez Speedway — Erie, PA

Friday, Sept. 4 — Fayetteville Motor Speedway — Fayetteville, NC

Saturday, Sept. 5 — Lancaster Motor Speedway — Lancaster, SC

Friday, Sept. 25 — Outlaw Speedway — Dundee, NY

Saturday, Sept. 26 — Thunder Mountain Speedway — Knox Dale, PA

Friday, Oct. 2 — Cherokee Speedway — Gaffney, SC

Saturday, Oct. 3 — 411 Motor Speedway — Seymour, TN

Thu-Sat, Nov. 5-7 — The Dirt Track at Charlotte — Concord, NC

Monday, December 09, 2019

Brock Zearfoss Racing builds partnership with C&D Rigging Inc. for 2020 season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (December 9, 2019) – Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing are pleased to announce that C&D Rigging Inc., a regional leader in millwrighting and mechanical erection of machinery and heavy equipment, will join their motorsports efforts in 2020 as a primary partner aboard the familiar No. 3Z.

Headquartered in Grantville, Pennsylvania, C&D Rigging Inc. opened their doors in 2013, soon molding into Central Pennsylvania’s go-to company for rigging, millwrighting, and steel erecting. Their reputation for safety, efficiency and quick turnaround proceeds them, offering complete care through the entire rigging design and planning process, and consultation services are available for steel erections. Additionally, they perform installation, relocation, maintenance, and repair of your machinery and equipment.

“I am more than excited to announce our partnership with C&D Rigging,” Brock Zearfoss said, a three-time All Star feature winner in 2019. “We’ve had a personal relationship with the C&D team for a long time, so I’m happy we were able to transform that into a business relationship. Everyone at C&D Rigging are avid race fans. They are great people and I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent their company on-track. Our goal is to represent C&D Rigging at the highest level and hopefully build the foundation for a relationship that will last for seasons to come.”

Those seeking additional information pertaining to C&D Rigging Inc. should visit the company live on the Web at www.cd-rigging.com.

More news and notes pertaining to Brock Zearfoss’ 2020 season will be released in the coming weeks.

ABOUT C&D RIGGING INC.:
A Rigging and Millwrighting Contractor, C&D Rigging Inc., which was founded in April 2013, is a full service rigging and millwrighting company. As one of the leading millwrighting contractors, we provide scheduled maintenance, emergency services and new construction. We serve a variety of industrial manufacturers with anything from maintenance in facility, manufacturing and erection and new construction of the same.

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., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Maxim Chassis, Simpson Racing Products, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline.

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.

STATS:
2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics (Final):
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 39

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019).

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished second during start at Plymouth Speedway. Finished ninth at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway during Salute to the Troops program on August 25. Finished fourth during Brad Doty Classic opener at Attica on August 30. Won Brad Doty Classic finale worth $10,000 on August 31. Finished seventh at Bedford Speedway on Thursday, September 5. Finished sixth during ‘Night Before The Tuscarora 50’ at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 6. Finished eighth during ‘Night Before The Knittel’ at Atomic Speedway on Friday, September 13; Hard Charger Award (17th to 8th). Finished second during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on September 19. Earned back-to-back All Star top-tens during Williams Grove’s Hinnershitz Memorial and Lincoln’s Dirt Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. Finished eighth during 4-Crown Nationals opener at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September 27. Finished fourth twice on Saturday, October 12; once during BAPS 410 start and once during BAPS 358/360 URC Challenge event. Won URC main event during Port Royal’s Open Wheel Madness on October 19. Finished 14th against World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway on October 25.

McFadden to Return to Kasey Kahne Racing in 2020

                                     Australian driver to compete in more than 50 events
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Mooresville, N.C. – December 4, 2019 - James McFadden will return to the Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) No. 9 sprint car for more than 50 races in 2020. The Alice Springs, NT, AU native will open the season at Volusia County Speedway February 5 - 9 competing in both Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Stars Circuit of Champions and NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint car events.

The KKR No. 9 team will run a majority of their events with the World of Outlaws Series, as well as attend a number of bigger races throughout the summer.



Winning seven races and the coveted Knoxville 360 Nationals in 2019, McFadden looks to continue his success while driving for Kasey Kahne.


“I am excited to be teaming up with KKR and the 9 team again,” McFadden said. “Last season was a lot of fun and we had some great results. I'm looking forward to building on the relationships and car speed from our first season, and our goal is for some stronger next year.”

“We had a blast racing with James in 2019 and can’t wait to race with him again this year,” stated team owner Kahne. “James has a lot of talent and experience in a sprint car and can win a lot of races for KKR.”



No formal schedule for the No. 9 team will be released, stay tuned to dates where you can catch the team in action on Twitter by following @KKRdirt.



About Kasey Kahne Racing
 Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) is based in Mooresville, N.C. and was formed in 2005 by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne. The team employs over 15 people dedicated to sprint car racing on both the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions racing series. Since the team’s inception, KKR has amassed over 190 wins, including two prestigious King’s Royal victories (2013 & 2018 with driver Brad Sweet) a Knoxville Nationals win (2018 with driver Brad Sweet) and two World of Outlaws championships (2013 & 2019 with Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet respectively).

Drivers, Owners, and Teams honored at the 2019 URC Awards Banquet

2019 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Champion "Bad" Chad Layton
Bill McIntyre
BREINIGSVILLE, PA – The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club came together on Saturday, December 7, 2019 to reflect upon the 2019 season, and honor the drivers, owners and teams who competed throughout the year. Many awards were given out including point payouts, most improved driver, determination award, rookie of the year, and of course, the 2019 championship award.

The night opened with a welcome by the master of ceremonies for the night, Casey Robicheau, followed promptly by dinner being served. The Kutztown Pub catered the event and featured salad, BBQ baked beans, mac and cheese, ziti, pulled pork and beef brisket with several different types of barbeque sauces to choose from. The food was delicious, and when everyone was done eating the 2019 president, Rick Weller, said a few words. Weller reflected upon the changes the club made during the 2019 season including having a more prevalent social media presence, providing interviews with drivers, updates throughout the night, and instantaneous results posted to both social media and the website. However, Weller said he is looking forward to “traveling more, teaching the grandkids, and turning some wrenches next season,” and with that he introduced the new president of the United Racing Club in 2020, Ryan Stillwaggon.

Stillwaggon spoke about his excitement for taking over the club, as president, and how preparations for the 2020 season have already begun. He eluded to the long history of URC, and how he plans to make next season the best one yet.

Soon after statistics were read from the 2019 season and then, awards began. When each driver was called up their owner was invited up with them to accept their award, and check for their place in the owner’s standings. Troy Betts was the recipient of the Most Improved Driver award after he cracked into the top 5 two times in 2019, something he was unable to do in 2018. Ryan Quackenbush received the Determination Award for his never give up attitude, as he is always determined to learn something from each race he competes in.

Fred Kennedy of Fred’s Trailer Parts sponsored a New Jersey mini-series for the club in 2019, honoring the top 5 drivers who accumulated the most points across the four races held in the Garden State. These drivers included Tyler Ross, Steve Buckwalter, Curt Michael, Chad Layton, and the 2019 Fred’s Trailer Parts New Jersey series champion, Josh Weller. The United Racing Club thanks Fred Kennedy for his continued support of the United Racing Club, and looks forward to partnering with him again in 2020.

Austin Bishop picked up fourth in the driver’s points standings, securing himself as the 2019 Rookie of the year. Bishop scored his first ever URC victory at only the fifth race of the season and had several strong runs proving that he will be someone to watch in the coming seasons.

Finally, the 2019 URC championship owner and driver were honored to round out the night. Chad Layton made an appearance early in the night but had to leave to go support his son in the PA High School State Football Championship game at the Hersheypark Arena, but Kirk Ritter was able to accept the awards and say a few words for the number 35 team. Ritter talked about how they truly felt that the URC was a family and appreciated the fact that in their time of need after suffering engine issues in the middle of the year, many people offered to help them. They are excited to see what 2020 brings and they hope that they will be able to run more with URC in the future, potentially being able to run for another championship.

The 2019 season is in the books for the United Racing Club, and the 3 year title sponsor contract with Capitol Renegade has also come to an end. The United Racing club would like to sincerely thank Wayne Quackenbush, and the entire Capitol Renegade business for a great three years. The partnership was mutually beneficial for the club as well as the trailer company as many members of the club were able to purchase rigs catapulting Capitol Renegade to the top of the sprint car hauler world. Capitol Renegade has decided to take their business to other markets within the motorsports industry and the United Racing Club wishes them much success in the future endeavors.

With that being said, as preparations for the new year begin, the club is actively looking for a new title sponsor for the 2020 season. Changes have already begun, as Stillwaggon looks to make his first trip as President out to PRI this weekend, with the Motorsports show soon after. 2020 is looking bright for the United Racing Club with many talented drivers returning for action along with new talents emerging from other series looking to run with the club at both new and old tracks.

Photo credit: Chad Warner

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Driver’s Championship: CHAMPION – CHAD LAYTON; 2. Josh Weller; 3. Curt Michael; 4. Austin Bishop; 5. Ryan Quackenbush; 6. Troy Betts; 7. Jason Shultz; 8. Adam Carberry; 9. Ryan Stillwaggon; 10. Ed Aikin; 11. Tyler Ross; 12. Steve Buckwalter

Owner’s Championship: CHAMPION – KIRK RITTER; 2. Josh Weller; 3. Bill Gallagher; 4. Parke Bishop; 5. Rae Quackenbush; 6. Dave Betts; 7. Ed Aikin; 8. Jason Horst; 9. Adam Carberry; 10. Bob Lillick; 11. Bob Stillwaggon; 12. Sam Ross

ULTIMATE NORTHEAST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES WILL RETURN TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FOR THE “SHOWDOWN ON SAND HILL” AUG. 15

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway will host the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series for the annual “Showdown on Sand Hill” Saturday, Aug. 15, as part of the 2020 tour.

For the third year in a row, the traveling series will return to the Snyder County half-mile clay oval for a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win main event for the super late models. Joining the super late models on the Aug. 15 racing card will be the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and roadrunners.

In the 2019 “Showdown on Sand Hill” race, Gregg Satterlee jumped out to an early lead before Jared Miley snuck past him on lap 13. After challenging Miley for the top spot late in the race, Satterlee settled for a runner-up finish behind Miley, with Dylan Yoder, Matt Cosner, and Jason Covert trailing them at the checkers.

Other past winners of Selinsgrove’s “Showdown” event include Dylan Yoder (2018), Tim McCreadie (2014), and Satterlee (2013).

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

For more information on the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series visit ultimatesupers.com/NEHome or call 724.433.0159. Follow the Series on Facebook or @ULTIMATENorth on Twitter and @ultimate_northeast_slms on Instagram for up to the minute news.

The ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series would like to recognize their series partners for the 2020 season which include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, American Racer Tires, VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of ULTIMATE”, VP Racing Lubricants, Keyser Manufacturing, AR Bodies, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra Shield Race Products, HI-Line Motorsports, Penske Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, Shirt Works, Velocita, Jay's Auto Wrecking, Army Navy Indoor Pistol Range, Chew On This Jerky, TRUFORM Race Products, Speed51.com “The official video home of ULTIMATE”, Thomas Clarke Performance, Patrick Miller Photography, and Log Cabin Creations.



                                                      ~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~


                                                  A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty



New Events And Increased Appearances Part Of Just Released Williams Grove 2020 Sked Season Opener Slated For Sunday, March 15.

Josie McIntyre photo
12/8/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2020 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates that showcase the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in every outing.

The 2020 season opener featuring 410 sprint cars only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm.

But that will not be the last “sprints only” program on the 2020 slate of races, as three more big shows with simply sprints will be featured.

“The Big Three” of 2020 when only the 410 sprints will appear will take place on April 17 when the All Stars stage the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, July 3 for the 32nd annual PA Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial and on August August 28 when the All Stars return for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s.

“The Big Three” are sure to be can’t miss events in 2020.

The unlimited, full-body super late models, once a regularly appearing division at the track, will see an uptick in their appearances at Williams Grove Speedway next season with a total of six races on the agenda.

Two of the races will be sanctioned by the popular ULMS Late Model Series, taking place on March 20 and again on April 10 while the World of Outlaws Late Models will sanction a $10,000 to win event on August 21.

Other super late model races will hit the track on March 27, August 7 and on June 5 when the PA Super Late Model Challenge Series is staged.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 10 occasions at the track again in 2020 with the division kicking off action on April 24 running through September 25.

The USAC Silver Crown Series will return to the track for the second year in a row, along with the 410 sprints, on June 12.

More USAC action at the track this season will include the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints, taking part in a new program early in the season as the “Spring Sprint Special” roars to life on April 3.

The April 3 show will feature the 410 sprints, the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars in a rare three-division, all open wheel program of high-flying action. 

The World of Outlaws sprint cars come to Williams Grove for a total of six events including the regular two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 58th annual National Open on October 2 and 3.

The October 3 National Open will again pay a whopping $65,000 to the winner and will crown the 2020 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car track champion. 

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2020 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 24 and 25.

H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws sprint cars at Williams Grove on May 15 and 16. 

The All Star Circuit of Champions sprints will appear in a trio of shows including the previously stated Tommy Classic and Gunn Memorial along with the Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 18. 

The United Racing Club 360 c.i. sprints have two dates inked on the 2020 schedule, one in conjunction with ASCS.

May 1 will find the oval taking part in the third running of The Battle Of The Groves event, featuring Friday racing at Williams Grove and Saturday racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for both URC and the nationally popular ASCS 360 sprints. 

The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove in 2020 with a champion of the series declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.

Also returng for another run in 2020 will be the lucrative Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of five races paying $500 just to start.

.The Diamond Series will serve to honor a pair of icons in the sport in 2020 when legendary mechanic Davey Brown is honored with the Brown Tribute Race on May 22 while legendary Apple. No. 12 car owner Bob Stewart is honored in the Stewart Tribute Race on September 4.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows, on June 26 for the series opener and on July 3 for the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial. 

Sponsored by Hoseheads.com, Kids Easter Night and Fan Appreciation Night will again be on the itinerary in 2020 with free pre-race front pit access for general admission fans as part of Fan Appreciation Night on June 19.

View the entire 2020 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

SMOKE AT THE GAP: Madden Goes Two-For-Two at Volunteer Team Zero pilot makes winning move on Strickler, increases points lead

Chad Wells Photo


BULLS GAP, TN – Dec. 7, 2019 – Make it two in-a-row for Team Zero’s newest southern sensation.



Chris Madden played his cards perfectly on Saturday night to win Volunteer Speedway’s inaugural running of the Grinch 40, making a fantastic move to the inside of runner-up Kyle Strickler for the lead on lap 23 to pick up his second Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series win in-a-row.



Madden now extends his points lead to eight over Saturday’s third-place finisher Brandon Overton, who drove the wheels off of his Wells Motorsports #76 Longhorn in the final corners to claim the final podium spot.



In short, Madden dominated the entire day. Quickest in Hot Laps, fastest in Qualifying, won his Heat race and put on a show in the Feature. But it wasn’t easy; the tough Southeastern competition made him work for it.



After redrawing the sixth starting spot, Madden began his charge to the front patiently, cracking into the podium by lap 15. But after a restart on lap 17, he really cracked the whip, closing in on leader Strickler’s rear bumper just three laps later.



“I think [Strickler] was just a little bit free and we were able to maneuver a little bit better than he was,” Madden said. “We had a good racecar tonight, and Strickler did too. He hasn’t been in a Late Model that long, but he did a great job.”



With Madden working the very bottom of the track and Strickler leaving the door open one groove higher, Madden was able to wedge his way completely underneath The Highside Tickler and take the lead coming out of turn four to complete lap 22.



By this time, the leaders had already entered lapped traffic again, and Strickler eventually got caught up in behind a few of the slower cars. This allowed Madden to pull away and seal the deal for his first win of the season at The Gap.



“A 40-lap Feature kind of worries me a little bit to start sixth, that’s not real long,” Madden said. “Fortunately, we had a couple of cautions work our way and our car was good enough that we could maneuver around [in traffic]. We had an awesome racecar tonight.”



A smooth, virtually dust-free track surface in the Feature led to some great racing, which Madden said he was very pleased with.



“The racetrack was good enough to run two or three-wide, so that was the good part,” he said.



After two of six races complete in the inaugural year of the Series, Madden currently leads points and is the clear favorite to win the $20,000 championship check at Modoc Raceway on Feb. 29. The Gray Court, SC-pilot isn’t making any absolute promises, but as of Saturday, he’s down to chase that championship prize.



“It’s whatever these guys, Scott and them, decide to do,” Madden said. “Our plan is to keep going as long as our work program at our shops doesn’t interfere with our big-picture stuff.”



Strickler was able to defend his runner-up spot through the checkered flag to pick up his first top-five finish in the Series after giving up the lead in heavy lapped traffic. He led the first 22 laps, ducking-and-weaving his way through the slower cars, all while playing defense on several restarts. But in the end, nobody was going to deny Smokey of his victory on Saturday night.



“The lapped traffic was sketchy, for sure,” Strickler said. “I knew where Chris started and I saw him start clicking them off when we had all those restarts. I knew he was really good, and when the signal guy was telling me someone was really close, I figured it was him.”



“I was really comfortable up until we got into that one lapped traffic deal where they were two-wide in front of me and stacked three-deep ahead of them.”



Strickler now sits third in overall Xtreme Series points and is one of 11 drivers with perfect attendance through the first two races. He’s only driven his new Longhorn Chassis three times now, and he’s been working in the shop every day he can to get things right as he attempts to finish every race on the tour.



“We spent a lot of time on the car this week, just trying to find a standard and getting back to something I can base myself off of and learn,” Strickler said. “I’ve never been here before, everybody’s always told me I’d love this place. In Late Model racing, it’s so important to have confidence and show up with something you feel like you can perform in.”



Brandon Overton may have started ninth and rode the struggle bus on his way to the front, but what an effort he made in the final four corners to get around Shannon Buckingham for the final podium spot.



Big Sexy got his car wound-up on the topside before taking the white flag, Buckingham just a bumper’s length in front. He climbed the steep Volunteer banking and pulled even with the #50 out of turn two until the momentum shot him into third heading into turn three. He held that spot to the stripe and picked up his second-straight top-five on the tour, but said he felt like there was more in the tank when the checkered dropped.



“Once my tires got some heat, I feel like I was getting better and better,” Oveton said. “I would have liked to see 50 laps or another caution or something when I got to third.“



On his way up to the font, Overton was met with a few unexpected challenges on the slick, high-banked surface that tested his sense of patience.



“I was trying to be patient, but every time I would try to slow down and not hurt my tires, somebody would come sliding across my nose,” Overton said. “I finally just started giving it back to them. You really had to take your racecar up to get around anybody.”



UP NEXT



The Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series heads even further south next Sunday for a race at Lavonia Speedway on Dec. 15. Get yourself a Fast Pass subscription today to catch all of the action live on DIRTVsion!

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (click here for full results)

Grinch 40 Feature (40 Laps) 1. 0M-Chris Madden [6][$5,000]; 2. 8-Kyle Strickler [1][$2,500]; 3. 76-Brandon Overton [9][$1,700]; 4. 50-Shannon Buckingham [3][$1,400]; 5. 22-Chris Ferguson [11][$1,200]; 6. 7M-Donald McIntosh [14][$1,000]; 7. 17-Logan Roberson [7][$800]; 8. 21M-Robby Moses [2][$700]; 9. 23-Cory Hedgecock [8][$600]; 10. 2W-Pearson Williams [13][$550]; 11. 13W-David Webb [17][$500]; 12. 70-Jeff Smith [15][$500]; 13. 3-Steve Smith [22][$500]; 14. 17V-Tim Vance [16][$500]; 15. 97G-Aaron Guinn [20][$500]; 16. 11-Tommy Bailey [18][$500]; 17. 97-Michael Chilton [5][$500]; 18. 66-Jordan Rodabaugh [21][$500]; 19. 21-Will Harris [19][$500]; 20. 88-Trent Ivey [12][$500]; 21. 1G-Ryan King [10][$500]; 22. 19-Daniel Dial [23][$500]; 23. 57M-Zack Mitchell [4][$500] Hard Charger: 3-Steve Smith[+9]

Selinsgrove Speedway Booking Big Late Model Shows For New Season Exciting 2020 Schedule Nearing Completion, To Be Released Soon!

Bill McIntyre photo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/7/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of its soon-to-be-released 2020 schedule of events, Selinsgrove Speedway is pleased to announce the return of the ULMS Late Model Series to the track for two big shows in April and September.

The super late model division will have a minimum of 10 races on the 2020 docket with the ULMS stars taking to the track on Saturday, April 11 and again on Sunday, September 6.

An all stock car show will be spun off headlined by ULMS in April while the September 6 show will find ULMS sharing the spotlight with the 410 sprint cars for a big Labor Day holiday weekend special.

More details surrounding that big program for both divisions will be released soon!

Other big events for the super lates will be announced in the near future including visits by other sanctioning bodies including the World of Outlaws Late Models.

The World of Outlaws Late Models have already announced their return to Selinsgrove Speedway for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body& Recycling Center National Open, occurring in the heart of summer, 2020.

The brand new event date will find the traveling late model stars invading the oval for the $10,000 to win Open on Saturday, June 20.

The Pennsylvania Super Late Model Challenge Series will hit the track one week earlier, on June 13.

The 2020 schedule is nearing completion, offering a variety of divisions competing in big shows from March through September and will be released within the next 10 – 14 days.

Multiple dates and events for 410 sprints, 360 sprints, 305 sprints, super late models, limited late models and more are in the offing!

Another huge show already announced in conjunction with the United States Auto Club is the planned return of USAC to Selinsgrove Speedway coming up in August, 2020.

The wingless USAC Silver Crown Series will hit the tack for the first time in the storied history of both entities on Sunday evening, August 9, for the Bill Holland Classic.

Sharing that special racing card will be the first-ever visit of the USAC wingless 360-sprints to Selinsgrove Speedway.

As previously announced, the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway season will kick off on Saturday, March 21 with the return of the Icebreaker for combined Modifieds presented by American Racer Tire, followed one week later on Sunday, March 29 by a 410 sprint and super late model doubleheader.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com, and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.







                                                      ~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~


                                                     A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Friday, December 06, 2019

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will hit 24 states on the more than 80-race tour

Andy Newsome Photo
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to more than 80 races across 24 states for the 2020 tour.

From the continuation of iconic events like the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford and Can-Am World Finals to the addition of new and historic venues like Vado Speedway Park and Lawton Speedway, the 2020 schedule will be full of nostalgia and excitement for fans and drivers.

“We have another great schedule, which will bring the World of Outlaws to fans across the country,” said World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. “There’re several new exciting facilities on the tour this year and a solid core of familiar tracks that always produce great racing.”

VENTURING TO NEW FACILITIES

Vado Speedway Park – The newly constructed multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park in Vado, NM, will host its inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car doubleheader on April 24-25. The 3/8-mile track is located off Interstate 10 between Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX. It features paved fan parking, a concrete midway, concrete pit pads and stadium quality suites.

I-70 Speedway – While the World of Outlaws visited I-70 Speedway in the 1980s, when the Series returns to the Odessa, MO, facility on May 30 it will be an entirely new 3/8-mile track. The facility started life as a dirt track before being turned into an asphalt track, hosting NASCAR races. It closed in 2008 but was recently purchased by Chris Payne, who revamped Heartland Motorsports Park in Kansas. He is turning the facility into a motorsport park with the new dirt track and a dragway.

RETURN TO ICONIC TRACKS

Santa Maria Raceway – For the first time in 21 years, the World of Outlaws, on March 29, will return to Santa Maria Raceway in Nipomo, CA. The Series first visited the 1/3-mile track in 1981 with Sammy Swindell picking up the win. Jason Statler won the Series’ last race at the track in 1999. Steve Kinser’s seven wins at Santa Maria is the most of any World of Outlaws racer.

Lawton Speedway – On May 1, the World of Outlaws will return to the historic Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK, for the first time since 1985. The quarter-mile track was one of the original tracks on the Series schedule in 1978. This year will be the Series’ ninth visit to the speedway. Sammy Swindell won the last World of Outlaws race at the track and is tied with Steve Kinser for the most wins there (3).

I-80 Speedway – Nebraska will be a new stop on the World of Outlaws schedule in 2020. On June 3, the Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. The Series first visited the 4/10-mile track in 1995 and ran there every year up until 2003. It then returned to the track in 2014 and ran there until 2016. Joey Saldana won the last race at the speedway.

The Dirt Oval at Route 66 – On June 17, the World of Outlaws will return to the Joliet, IL, track for the first time since 2017. The Series’ first visit to the track was in 1998 when it first opened. The track was a half-mile up until 2016, when it was changed to its current 3/8-mile configuration. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz won the last race in 2017.

34 Raceway – After a five-year absence, the World of Outlaws will return July 10 to the 3/8-mile 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA. There has yet to be a repeat winner in the Series’ four previous races at the track. Tony Bruce Jr. won the Series’ first race at the track in 2008 and Schatz won the last in 2014.

Ransomville Speedway – The World of Outlaws will expand their presence in New York in 2020 by returning to the half-mile Ransomville Speedway on July 31. It will be the Series’ sixth visit to the speedway. David Gravel won the last race in 2018 and Dave Blaney won the first race in 1994.

Dakota State Fair Speedway – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make its third visit to the 3/8-mile Huron, SD, track on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Series first visited the track in 2015 and its last race there was in 2017 – Schatz, of Fargo, ND, won both races.

Orange County Fair Speedway – After a visit to Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway, the World of Outlaws will close out its 2020 New York swing on Aug. 2 with a return to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY, for the first time since 2014. The Series first visited the 5/8-mile speedway in 1983 and then 23 times after. Steve Kinser, who has the most wins at the track (6), won the first race in 1983 and Daryn Pittman won the last race in 2014.

Kokomo Speedway – Another track from the World of Outlaws’ inaugural 1978 tour will have a place on the 2020 schedule on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Series last visited the quarter-mile Kokomo, IN, track in 2015, with Joey Saldana picking up the win. Indiana-native and Series regular Kraig Kinser has two wins at the speedway.

BIG EVENTS REMAIN IN PLACE

The 2020 season will, again, kick off Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park for the three-day DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford. It will then be followed by a Western tour of the country — including the $20,000-to-win event May 2 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway — before returning East for events like the two-day #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway and the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway.

The “summer of money” continues to grow with the June 25-27 Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex now paying an incredible $100,000-to-win. A month later the Series will be Eldora Speedway for the illustrious Kings Royal week, July 16-18. And a month after that, from Aug. 12-15, it will be at the iconic Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

After traveling the country, The Dirt Track at Charlotte will once again play a key role in determining the Series champion. After racing in the United Rentals Patriot Nationals on Saturday, May 23, in the heart of NASCAR country, the season will conclude Nov. 5-7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with the Can-Am World Finals, where Brad Sweet won the closest points battle in Series’ history last month.

Fans can purchase tickets for the events by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

FULL SCHEDULE
Fri-Sun, Feb. 7-9 – Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL
Friday, March 13 – Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX
Saturday, March 14 – LoneStar Speedway – Kilgore, TX
Saturday, March 21 – USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ
Sunday, March 22 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ
Saturday, March 28 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
Sunday, March 29 – Santa Maria Raceway – Nipomo, CA
Fri-Sat, April 3-4 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
Friday, April 10 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA
Saturday, April 11 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA
Fri-Sat, April 17-18 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA
Fri-Sat, April 24-25 – Vado Speedway Park – Vado, NM
Friday, May 1 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK
Saturday, May 2 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX
Wednesday, May 6 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, IL
Fri-Sat, May 8-9 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH
Wednesday, May 13 – Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA
Fri-Sat, May 15-16 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA
Tuesday, May 19 – Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ
Saturday, May 23 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC
Monday, May 25 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN
Friday, May 29 – Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO
Saturday, May 30 – I-70 Speedway – Odessa, MO
Wednesday, June 3 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE
Friday, June 5 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND
Saturday, June 6 – Granite City Speedway – Sauk Rapids, MN
Fri-Sat, June 12-13 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA
Wednesday, June 17 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 – Joliet, IL
Friday, June 19 – Dubuque Speedway – Dubuque, IA
Saturday, June 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, WI
Thu-Sat, June 25-27 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, MN
Thu-Fri, July 2-3 – Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, WI
Friday, July 10 – 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA
Saturday, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, WI
Sunday, July 12 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN
Tuesday, July 14 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH
Thu-Sat, July 16-18 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH
Tuesday, July 21 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA
Fri-Sat, July 24-25 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA
Friday, July 31 – Ransomville Speedway – Ransomville, NY
Saturday, Aug. 1 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY
Sunday, Aug. 2 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
Fri-Sat, Aug. 7-8 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, MO
Wed-Sat, Aug. 12-15 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA
Friday, Aug. 21 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND
Saturday, Aug. 22 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD
Friday, Aug. 28 – Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD
Saturday, Aug. 29 – Big Sky Speedway – Billings, MT
Fri-Sat, Sept. 4-5 – Skagit Speedway – Alger, WA
Monday, Sept. 7 – Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Willamette Speedway – Lebanon, OR
Fri-Sat, Sept. 11-12 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA
Friday, Sept. 18 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA
Saturday, Sept. 19 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA
Friday, Sept. 25 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH
Saturday, Sept. 26 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA
Fri-Sat, Oct. 2-3 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA
Fri-Sat, Oct. 9-10 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA
Friday, Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS
Saturday, Oct. 17 – TBA
Saturday, Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN
Thu-Sat, Nov. 5-7 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC
*Schedule subject to change

Thursday, December 05, 2019

All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 55 events in 11 states in 2020

2 time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions point champion Aaron Reutzel
Bill McIntyre photo
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 5, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the highway in less than two months, launching a 2020 campaign jam packed with high profile events, big money paydays, and of course, highly-competitive dirt ovals spread throughout much of the Northeast, Midwest, and Florida.

To date, the traveling All Stars will headline 55 events after the New Year, 51 accumulating championship points, all of which kicking-off with a four-race, non-point stint in the Sunshine State on February 5, 6, 10 & 11. Florida included, 11 states will host All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2020 with much of the action planted throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“It’s hard to believe we are already talking about the 2020 season, but we have a lot to talk about,” Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, said. “We have added additional high paying events and made a concerted effort to allow our teams the opportunity to race a large majority of the bigger paying sprint car events outside of our All Star schedule. We hope this schedule is attractive to our full-time teams, as well as other teams looking to compete with us on a somewhat regular basis.”

The 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule boasts big money with 17 events awarding a top prize equaling $6,000 or more. Eight of the 17 big money programs will award top prizes reaching $10,000 or more with Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50, celebrating 53 years in 2020, awarding a $53,000 winner’s share; the largest target on the 2020 All Stars schedule.

“A number of tracks have stepped up their purse payouts and we are really excited about this growth,” Stewart continued. “One out of every three of our points races will pay at least $6,000 to the winner.”

In addition to the Tuscarora 50, Virginia Motor Speedway will award $12,000-to-win/$1,500-to-start on April 16, each day of the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial on May 23 & 24 will award $10,000 paydays, the Dean Knittel Memorial/Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Portsmouth Raceway Park will award $15,554, the Jackson Motorplex visit on July 31 will award $10,000, Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial over Labor Day Weekend will award $13,000, and the annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 19 will award a $20,000 payday.

The All Stars’ visit to Florida will include four events within seven days, two during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 5 & 6, followed by a two-day takeover at the always-racey East Bay Raceway Park on Monday and Tuesday, February 10 & 11. All four events will be non-championship point accumulating programs, but will award $5,000 top prizes. East Bay Raceway Park, just south of Tampa, has not hosted an All Star appearance since 2010.

The championship point season will activate, officially, with a two-day visit to Attica Raceway Park on April 10 & 11, followed by a four-race swing at Virginia Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway ($6,000-to-win), Port Royal Speedway ($6,000-to-win) and Bedford Speedway on April 16-19, concluding the month of April soon thereafter with a trip to Wayne County Speedway on April 25.

After a Pennsylvania/Ohio double at Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, respectively, the month of May will hit an even higher gear with a Michigan/Indiana triple consisting of stops at I-96 Speedway, Gas City Speedway and Kokomo Speedway on Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. The All Stars last visited Gas City Speedway in 2004.

The aforementioned and highly-anticipated two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will follow the Michigan/Indiana road trip on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24.

A trip to the Badger State will engulf the final weekend of May for Tony Stewart’s All Stars complete with visits to Wilmot Raceway on May 29, Plymouth Dirt Track on May 30 and Angell Park Speedway on May 31.

June is certainly synonymous with Ohio Sprint Speedweek, complete with nine events in 2020 stretching from Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 20, but the month of June will also feature a three-day swing through the Empire State on Friday through Sunday, June 5-7, visiting Outlaw Speedway, Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway along the way. All three stops in New York will award $6,000 top prizes.

The 2020 Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign will launch with a traditional Friday night stay at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a stop at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, Wayne County Speedway on Monday, Sharon Speedway on Tuesday, Muskingum County Speedway on Wednesday, Fremont Speedway on Thursday, Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, and the $15,554-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Saturday. The last All Star visit to Portsmouth occurred in 2003.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit three states during the month of July kicking-off with a two-day weekend at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on July 3 & 4. Sharon Speedway will welcome the All Stars back on July 11 for the $6,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial, followed by a two-race trek through Illinois on July 24 & 25; Jacksonville Speedway on Friday and Tri-City Speedway ($6,000-to-win) in Granite City on Saturday. The visits to Jacksonville and Tri-City will be a first for the traveling All Stars since 1994 and 1997, respectively. Although it will activate a three-race stretch, a Friday night visit to Jackson Motorplex on July 31 will cap the month of July.

The legendary Knoxville Raceway will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 1, for their first Iowa start of the season, launching a busy month consisting of eight starts across four states. 34 Raceway in Burlington will keep the All Stars in Iowa for one more evening on Sunday, August 2.

The All Star August schedule will continue after the Knoxville Nationals with a two-day swing in Michigan and Indiana, first returning to I-96 Speedway on August 21 flanked by a stop at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, the following evening.

August will conclude with a four-race stretch through the Keystone State, this time visiting Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Bedford Speedway on August 27-30, respectively. The invasion of ‘Pennsylvania Posse Country’ will be headlined with a Twin 20’s format at Williams Grove on Friday, August 28; each main event will award a $4,000 top prize.

Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway will keep the All Star Circuit of Champions busy throughout Labor Day weekend, as the Series will visit Attica for the fifth and sixth times of 2020 on September 4 & 5, followed by the $13,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County on September 6.

The Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ will host the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50 featuring the All Stars on Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12. The weekend will cap with a 50-lap program awarding a $53,000 payday; the largest winner’s share on the 2020 schedule, as well as one of the largest paying events in sprint car racing.

Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway will each host the All Stars for the second time in less than a month on Friday and Saturday, September 18 & 19, respectively, with Friday’s visit to The Grove awarding the winner a guaranteed starting spot for Saturday’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic in the Pigeon Hills.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2020 campaign with a visit to Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 26. Known formally as 4-Crown Nationals weekend, the All Stars will be joined by all three national touring divisions of the United States Auto Club.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule:
2/5/2020 Volusia Speedway Park
2/6/2020 Volusia Speedway Park
2/10/2020 East Bay Raceway Park
2/11/2020 East Bay Raceway Park
4/10/2020 Attica Raceway Park
4/11/2020 Attica Raceway Park
4/16/2020 Virginia Motor Speedway
4/17/2020 Williams Grove Speedway
4/18/2020 Port Royal Speedway
4/19/2020 Bedford Speedway
4/25/2020 Wayne County Speedway
5/1/2020 Lernerville Speedway
5/2/2020 Sharon Speedway
5/15/2020 I-96 Speedway
5/16/2020 Gas City Speedway
5/17/2020 Kokomo Speedway
5/23/2020 Port Royal Speedway
5/24/2020 Port Royal Speedway
5/29/2020 Wilmot Raceway
5/30/2020 Plymouth Dirt Track
5/31/2020 Angell Park Speedway
6/5/2020 Outlaw Speedway
6/6/2020 Stateline Speedway
6/7/2020 Weedsport Speedway
6/12/2020 Attica Raceway Park
6/13/2020 Eldora Speedway
6/14/2020 Waynesfield Raceway Park
6/15/2020 Wayne County Speedway
6/16/2020 Sharon Speedway
6/17/2020 Muskingum County Speedway
6/18/2020 Fremont Speedway
6/19/2020 Limaland Motorsports Park
6/20/2020 Portsmouth Raceway Park
7/3/2020 Attica Raceway Park
7/4/2020 Fremont Speedway
7/11/2020 Sharon Speedway
7/24/2020 Jacksonville Speedway
7/25/2020 Tri-City Speedway
7/31/2020 Jackson Motorplex
8/1/2020 Knoxville Raceway
8/2/2020 34 Raceway
8/21/2020 I-96 Speedway
8/22/2020 Plymouth Speedway
8/27/2020 Grandview Speedway
8/28/2020 Williams Grove Speedway
8/29/2020 Lincoln Speedway
8/30/2020 Bedford Speedway
9/4/2020 Attica Raceway Park
9/5/2020 Attica Raceway Park
9/6/2020 Wayne County Speedway
9/11/2020 Port Royal Speedway
9/12/2020 Port Royal Speedway
9/18/2020 Williams Grove Speedway
9/19/2020 Lincoln Speedway
9/26/2020 Eldora Speedway

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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Drydene to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Weiss on 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Tour



CONCORD, NC – Dec. 5, 2019 – Canada’s favorite Dirt Late Model sensation will be back and bigger than ever in 2020.



Drydene Performance Products, the leader in high-performance oils and lubricants, announced today their newest sponsorship with Ricky Weiss, the 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Rookie of the Year.



The Weiss Racing team will hit the road as part of the full-time World of Outlaws roster for its second consecutive season, this time donning a brand-new graphics scheme featuring Weiss’ signature black base and the traditional Drydene red-and-white.



“We’re pretty excited to be able to be one of those guys who are labeled as the Drydene car. Hopefully, we can get them in Victory Lane at the new track,” said Weiss, of Headingley, Manitoba.



He’ll have his first chance to do exactly that in just 29 days, when the Outlaws head to New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park for the inaugural Battle at the Border – another new track to Weiss, which will also be new to almost all competitors. But he’s done his homework and will be ready for the first points race on Jan. 3.



“We’re more than excited,” Weiss said. “We watched some footage from the races that they’ve had there, and it looked to be a lot like a track that will suit my driving style and my car.”



Since becoming the Official Motor Oil and DEF of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing last year, Drydene has made tremendous strides in the motorsports industry, highlighted by a title sponsorship deal made with the Xtreme DIRTcar Series in November. In 2020, Drydene and Weiss will take aim at World of Outlaws Victory Lane on the Late Model side together, as Weiss looks score a number of big checks as the newest member of Team Drydene.



“It’s awesome to see what Drydene’s putting into the sport,” Weiss said. “I think it’s phenomenal how much they can provide. They’re definitely getting their name out there. People definitely know, and if they don’t know, they’re going to know this year who Drydene is and what their goal is.”



Drydene unveiled its line of racing oil, Drydene Racing Formulas (DRF), last month during the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Weiss believes it will propel him to a World of Outlaws victory for the first time in his career.



“I’m excited to get to use the products,” Weiss said. “I know it’s proven, but we’re definitely going to put it to the test. They’re not lacking on anything, and they’re not cutting corners, so I know it’s going to be top-of-the-line.”



See Weiss’ new Drydene-branded hot rod in action Jan. 2-5 at Vado Speedway Park for the 2020 season opener! Tickets are available at WorldofOutlaws.com or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

Port Royal Speedway to Once Again Play Host to All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020, To Include Weikert Memorial and Tuscarora 50

Bill McIntyre photo
By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- As with anything, the only thing constant about racing is change. With a busy offseason in full swing, many sights and sounds are changing at the Port Royal Speedway for the 2020 racing season.

This is just another step into the future as the Port Royal Speedway continues its rapid ascent as one of the premier racing facilities in all the country.

However, while change is necessary and a welcome addition for fans and drivers alike, the Speedway continues to embrace its roots and past.

Continuing a tradition that began in 1981, when Lynn Paxton won the first ever All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned  event at the Juniata County oval, the Port Royal Speedway is proud to once again host the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series during the 2020 race season.

The series will visit the Speedway three times in 2020 for a total of five nights of racing action.

Formed in 1970 as the first ‘Outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era, the series has been a staple in the Central Pa. region for decades past. In its current form, the series is owned by motorsports legend Tony Stewart (since 2015) and plays host to some of the best drivers in winged sprint car action that the sport has to offer.

As customary, the series first visit to the Speedway will occur April 18th with the Fifth Annual Keith Kauffman Classic paying $6000 to win for the Sprint Cars. This event honors Kauffman, a 24-time All Star winner and the Port Royal Speedway all-time leading feature winner.

All Star competitor Dale Blaney picked up the first ever event checkered flag in 2016, but since then Lance Dewease has had a stranglehold on the event, as he has won three in-a-row for the Pennsylvania Posse. He will be looking to make it four in 2020.

This will also serve as the first of eight two-day weekends in 2020, as the following night the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade the Speedway for the ‘Rumble By The River’.

A little over a month later, the All Stars will return as they will serve as the host for the annual Weikert Memorial. The two-day event will occur May 23-24 and will once again pay $10,000 to win for the Sprint Cars. It will also include the Super Late Models racing for $5000 each night.

The annual red, white and blue event has been held since 2003 and is a Memorial Day weekend staple that honors the legendary car owner, Bob Weikert. The event first moved to a two-day format in 2016 and the coveted ‘Steer Head’ trophy is one of the most sought-after trophies for drivers yearly. This will be a return to the event for the All Stars, which most recently sanctioned the event in 2015, and it should only ad to what has become one of the premier events at the Speedway.

Last year Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner picked up victories in the event and they will be looking to ensure the trophy and money stay local against the traveling All Stars. Fred Rahmer (2), Todd Shaffer, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett (6), Jeff Shepard, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, Cody Darrah and Lucas Wolfe (2) are also past winners.

Finally, the crown jewel event of the season, the 53rd Annual Tuscarora 50 will once again be All Star sanctioned and will be held Friday and Saturday, September 11-12. Friday night’s Night Before the 50 will pay $6000 to win with Saturday night’s finale paying $53,000 to win. Saturday night’s event is the highest paying event for the series all season.

Last year Trey Starks swooped in to pick up the Friday night opener and 2-time defending series champion Aaron Reutzel etched his name in the record books as he claimed the Saturday night finale to become the 25th ever victor in the historic event.

Other past winners of the event are Mitch Smith (3), Smokey Snellbaker (2), Lynn Paxton (3), Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Jim Nace, Gary Howsare, Keith Kauffman (2), George Ferguson Jr., Bobby Allen (2), Dave Blaney, Doug Wolfgang (4), Stevie Smith (2), Todd Shaffer (3), Len Krautheim III, Don Kreitz Jr. (3), Lance Dewease (6), Fred Rahmer (4), Greg Hodnett (4), Doug Esh (2), Mike Erdley, Brian Montieth, Brent Marks and Donny Schatz.

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and visit our website www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information regarding the events and look for a full schedule to released shortly. Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to seeing you at the track in 2020.

Port Royal Speedway to Remove Xtreme Stock Division Beginning in 2020

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- After careful consideration, the Port Royal Speedway officials and the Speedway Race Committee has made the tough decision to eliminate the Xtreme Stock Series from racing competition beginning in 2020.

A semi-regular division since the 2014 racing season, dwindling car counts and a lack of support are two of the main reasons Speedway officials came to this tough decision.

Past champions in the division are Bill Powell, Jason Zook, Pete Leister, Bill Powell (2) and the 2019 Track Champion, Brad Mitch. 25 different drivers claimed victories at the Speedway since 2014, with Powell being the all-time leader at 31.

We thank all the teams, sponsors and drivers for their support over the years. You are forever a part of the history of ‘The Speed Palace’ and your contribution to the sport is one of many reasons Port Royal Speedway will continue to grow into the future.

KICKIN’ ASPHALT GOODBYE: Evans Ready to Tackle 2020 on Dirt in Rookie Year with Outlaws Former pavement racer switched to dirt in 2016; will chase ROTY title with tips from Wells Motorsports

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 30, 2019 – Only 34 days remain until the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season kicks off on Jan. 3 at Vado Speedway Park for the inaugural Battle at the Border, and the second entry aboard the full-time roster chasing the Rookie of the Year title has begun his preparations for the new season.

2017 Moler Raceway Park Super Late Model track champion Kody Evans has just completed another solid season behind the wheel of his Performance Transport, Simpson Race Products, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Wells Motorsports, AccuForce, Jay Dickens Racing Engines #4G Longhorn Chassis. Two Feature wins in local competition at Moler and another at Florence Speedway in Union, KY, left the former asphalt racer wanting more out of his Dirt Late Model career. In 2020, he’ll take the biggest step of his young career and join the national ranks of the Dirt Late Model world.

“I’ve got four years under my belt now,” Evans said. “I think everyone dreams of doing it, but not many people get the opportunity. And if I have the means of doing it this year, I want to take advantage of it.”

“Whether we’re ready 100% or not, I would hate to, next year or the year after, have something be wrong and us not have the ability to do it and miss that opportunity.”

At just 21 years of age, it’s already been somewhat of a long and winding road to the spot he’s in now. Evans began his career on pavement, launching an 8-year stint in go-karts at age five. A family friend got him a testing session in an Asphalt Super Late Model at Hickory Speedway in Hickory, NC, which led to the purchase of his own equipment that he raced here-and-there at 14 years old. By 15, he was a full-time competitor on the Champion Racing Association All-Stars Tour for Asphalt Crate Late Models before switching back to Super Late Models in 2015.

With economic factors in mind, Evans and his father soon made the decision to trade-in their asphalt endeavors to see what the Dirt Late Model racing community had to offer them. They hit the dirt full-time in 2016, switching between Crates and Supers, after a few starts the year before and decided to take it to the next level for 2017. All-new equipment and an all-new outlook on the team’s racing journey bred 7 Feature wins in local competition that year and a track championship.

After a few years of racing experience on both sides of the fence, Evans said he prefers dirt far more than asphalt, though he learned a lot from his experiences on the blacktop.

“Most of the dirt guys won’t think twice about coming over and giving a young guy some pointers,” Evans said. “It’s just really nice racing with all the guys on dirt. It’s a lot better atmosphere, and the fans are phenomenal too.”

When he’s not at the track or in the shop, Evans is tending to the family business, Performance Transport. The trucking facility located in his hometown of Camden, OH, helps fund the race team and keep the equipment up to date. He has his own Class-A CDL, which helps both the trucking business workflow and the racing team get up and down the road in the hauler.

Each new rookie talent has a mentor or two that they can turn to at times of difficulty throughout the season. This year, Evans made a friend in 2013 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Eric Wells and will have the Hazard, KY-native on the side of the car and in his corner in 2020 for technical assistance.

Evans began 2019 driving a different chassis that he said he struggled with early on. A quick call over to Wells Motorsports set up a deal for the two to get a brand-new Longhorn Chassis done in time for Evans’ next race in Ohio. They spent all week in Wells’ shop preparing car and formed a great professional relationship by the time their work was done.

“Eric and I hit it off really well, I consider him one of my really good friends,” Evans said. “We talk two or three times a week, sometimes not even about racing. It helps a lot, getting his help. I can call him when I’m at the racetrack and he’s not busy. It’s turned into more of a friendship than me being a customer.”

At the track, Evans is as hands-on as they come. He’s learned a lot about the inner workings of his chariot from getting his hands dirty and taking charge of the adjustments on race day.

“I pretty much do all the setup stuff myself and with the help with a lot of good people, the guys at Longhorn [Chassis], especially Eric Wells Motorsports,” Evans said.

“You can’t assume anything on these cars. You have to check so much and it’s so easy to get lost with your racecar. These things require so much maintenance and they’re so precise. If you’re off just a little bit, especially at the national level, if you’re off just a tick on the racetrack it’s going to make it look like you’re out to lunch.”

A bunch of these principles he learned just this year in some of the more high-profile Dirt Late Model races.

“Especially at Eldora this year, I’ve learned a lot and tried to focus on driving in dirty air because it’s so important when you get to big racetracks and it’s so hard to pass,” Evans said.

In 2020, he’ll use those things he learned this past season to better himself and meet the team’s goals for their first full season on the road.

“Really, my biggest goal is just to stay in that top 12 for most of the year and try to work our way into the top 10 in points,” Evans said. “Another big thing is just to finish as many races as we can and be better at the end of the year than we were when we started the year.

“We’re just going to get the experience, build a notebook for the following year and see what it’s all about, see if it’s what I really want to do for a living.”

Catch Evans and the rest of the Outlaws in the season opener on Jan. 3, 2020 at Vado Speedway Park for the first round of the inaugural Battle at the Border!

As always, fans can watch the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season unfold LIVE from home with a Late Model FAST PASS subscription to DIRTVision and see the best Dirt Late Model racing all year round!

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY & USAC TO PRESENT SILVER CROWN CHAMP CAR SERIES BILL HOLLAND CLASSIC SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) will present the Bill Holland Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in what promises to be a must-see event 74 years in the making!

The first-ever visit by the Silver Crown Champ Cars to the historic half-mile oval will feature the wingless warriors in a 74-lap race that will not only honor the memory of the late Hall-of-Fame driver Bill Holland but also commemorate the speedway’s 74th anniversary.

Holland, of Reading, Pa., won the first race at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, 1946, and went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Although Holland never won a race with USAC, his career was legendary in AAA competition, the predecessor to the formation of USAC in 1955.  He died in 1984 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, and was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

The elite Silver Crown Champ Car Series drivers will race for $8,000 to win and the inaugural Holland Classic trophy out of the $33,000 purse.

“A Silver Crown Champ Car race at Selinsgrove will be the perfect homage to one of auto racing’s most accomplished drivers,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “Several Silver Crown drivers visited the speedway last summer and noted the track’s size and sweeping turns will make it an ideal venue for a Champ Car event.”

Similarly, USAC series director Levi Jones, a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion driver himself, is honored to have the series makes its debut at the central Pennsylvania track.

“Pennsylvania is a hotbed of dirt track auto racing and it’s a thrill to bring USAC’s brand of racing to Selinsgrove Speedway,” Jones stated.  “The Silver Crown series has a legendary legacy with many of the greatest names in the sport winning races and championships that continues to this day.  It will be exciting for all of us to see the kind of show that the Silver Crown cars and the drivers will put on at Selinsgrove for the first time.”

With the pit area moved outside of the track in 2018, fans will have an unobstructed view of the wingless open wheelers on the “Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing” Aug. 9.

In its storied history, USAC has sanctioned only one previous event at Selinsgrove, a wingless sprint car race won by Hall-of-Famer Mitch Smith of Linglestown, Pa., in 1971.

Additional details on this marquee event and supporting divisions will be released as they become finalized.

For additional information on Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com and usacracing.com.

Logan Wagner Cements Place in Port Royal History as Back-To-Back Sprint Car Track Champion

Bill McIntyre photo
By- Justin Snyder



PORT ROYAL, Pa- Logan Wagner came into the 2019 season looking to build on the success of having won his first career Port Royal Speedway track championship the previous season. With three career wins at the Juniata County oval entering the year and once again flying the legendary John & Pee Wee Zemaitis Zemco #1 colors in weekly competition, Wagner felt confident about his chances.

While it took misfortune for Greg Hodnett on the final points race of the season and a dramatic drive through the field to narrowly claim the championship in 2018, Wagner was looking to make a statement and prove that he wasn’t just lucky.

On the strength of five victories, 15 top-five finishes, 20 top-10’s and only failing to qualify for one show, Wagner dominated the 2019 season and proved to be a force to reckon with for years to come.

“To get one championship is cool, but to build on that and get another is a special feeling,” said Wagner. “I felt like we were pretty good in 2018. But 2019 was something special and I don’t even think we knew how good we could be.”

To put his season in perspective, Wagner only finished below seventh twice all season. One of them was a non-points event against the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws event where he finished 11th and the other was a 12th in the third race of 2019 that saw the team dealing with mechanical issues early in the night and a drive through the field after qualifying via the B-Main.

He also became the first driver since Todd Shaffer in 2008 and 2009 to win back to back championships at the speedway, not to mention in the 10 years since that no driver had been able to win multiple championships at all.

With the who’s who of Central Pennsylvania competing weekly at the speedway throughout the years, it’s an accomplishment that’s not lost on the Harrisonville, Pa. native.

“I honestly look back and it’s truly and honor to even be on the same list as some of the drivers who have won championships there,” said Wagner. “A few years ago, I was just trying to win races and show I could do this. Now I’m a back to back champion and that’s truly a special thing.”

Highlights for the 2019 season included a win in April during Open Wheel Madness night, a $7000 win during the Weikert Memorial finale and a sweep during the twin 20’s in early June. He last visited victory lane at the Speedway in a regular show in August.

While the wins were memorable, it was a race that saw Wagner finish second to Danny Dietrich in the Weikert Memorial opener that lit a fire under Wagner and his Zemco team. With $10,000 on the line, Wagner led for 23 laps and looked to be in control before Dietrich capitalized on a late restart to claim the victory. Wagner had also been driving on three shocks as one broke on the opening circuit and the car was tough to hold onto.

“I was really frustrated after that one because I felt like we had the best car and a mechanical issue cost us,” said Wagner. “But then I also looked at it and told myself if we can be this fast on three shocks, we can really do something special when the car is all together. It just made me want to be better and really was big for our confidence.”

With the 2020 racing season ahead of him, Wagner is looking to get even better. He points to the longevity of all-time Port Royal Speedway feature winner Keith Kauffman as something he strives for.

“It’s a cool accomplishment to win two in a row and such, but when I look back Keith Kauffman, he was a guy that not only won, but he did it in multiple decades,” said Wagner. “It’s amazing to see championships in the 70’s, 80’s 90’s and 00’s from the same guy. That’s the kind of success we all strive for as drivers and I hope I can be half the driver he was.”

He is also extremely proud to represent Port Royal Speedway as their champion as they continue to grow and become one of the premier dirt tracks in the country. He points to the continued offseason improvements as reason’s he loves the ‘The Speed Palace’. But it’s the tracks dedication to safety and preventative maintenance that most impresses him.

“In the aviation world it’s really about preventing something before it’s too late and in that aspect, Port Royal Speedway is on top of their game like few others out there, “said Wagner, who is a pilot by trade in his day-to-day life. “Whether it’s a catch fence, new facilities, safety changes or just plain improving on the old, as a driver you have to appreciate that effort.”

“They don’t have to do a lot of things they do. But to see them thinking ahead and thinking of us as drivers and the fans, it makes you want to support that. And because of that, I’m extremely proud to be their track champion.”

Banquet Information

Tickets remain on sale for the annual Port Royal Speedway Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Lewistown Moose Family Center.

Doors will open at 5:00pm and dinner will be catered by Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt and will be served at 5:30pm with the awards program to follow.

Music will be provided by our own “Scotty the DJ”.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by phoning the office weekdays at: 717-527-2303

Bring a toy for kids night and get a chance to win a prize. BYOB is not permitted.

2019 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS, BRIAN MONTIETH AND DOUG HAMMAKER, HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2PM) Ice Breaker 30 featuring 410 Sprint Cars

Josie McIntyre photo
York, PA (November 23, 2019) – The 2019 Lincoln Speedway racing season officially came to a close on Saturday night with the annual awards banquet at the Wyndham Garden in York. Track champions and special award honorees were recognized along with the top 10 in points from both the 410 and 358 sprint car divisions.

GENE LATTE FORD TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE GOES TO MONTIETH

Brian Montieth claimed his eighth Lincoln Speedway track title in an exciting point battle that took the chase for the championship down to the last race. Going into the final point race of the 2019 season Montieth, Alan Krimes and Chad Trout were all mathematically in the picture for the championship. With Montieth’s third place finish on August 31 he was able to seal the deal and take home the title.

Montieth started off the season with a pair of top 10 finishes, opening his 2019 campaign with a sixth-place finish in the Ice Breaker. Brian followed up the Ice Breaker with a solid third place finish the next week.

After a solid start Montieth found himself with a 16th place finish to close out March. In a-typical fashion, Montieth did not find victory lane in March or April. Again, Brian started the month off strong with second and third place finishes to kick off April. While running the Sterner Cement #69 for the Weldon Sterner Memorial on April 20, Montieth finished 17th. Brian bounced back the following week with a fourth-place finish to close out April.

The first race of May was rained out but when racing picked back up on May 11, Montieth found victory lane for the first time in 2019. After a 21st place finish in the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash, Brian finished out May with his second win.

The month of June saw Montieth with a top 5 and a top 10 finish with two finishes outside of the top 10 leading up to PA Speedweek. The final race of June was Lincoln’s first of two Speedweek races, and it was an exciting, if not controversial, one. Montieth was leading, running a cylinder down, when Danny Dietrich tried a slide job for the lead and took them both out with only three laps to go.

Montieth rebounded two nights later with his fifth career PA Speedweek win. The rest of July Brian found himself with two finishes outside the top 10.

August was a good month for Montieth despite being kept out of victory lane. He scored three podiums with third place finishes in the DCS School of Driving Night, Valley Supply 30 and the Bob Leiby Memorial.

Montieth’s fourth and final win of the season was his biggest of the year. Brian claimed his second Dirt Classic with his Dirt Classic 6 win on September 21. Montieth closed out the 2019 season with another third-place finish in the Hank Gentzler Memorial. Montieth’s point title also won Scott Zellers Mechanic of the Year honors.

Overall Montieth had four wins, 14 Top 5 finishes and 16 Top 10 finishes in his Championship campaign.

After battling Montieth down to the wire for the track championship, Alan Krimes finished second in the season points standings after scoring two wins early in the season along with 10 top-5s and 19 top-10 finishes.

Coming off his most improved driver award in 2018, Chad Trout, was also in the mix for the points title going into the last race of the season. Trout would finish third with his first career PA Speedweek win under his belt. Trout racked up 7 top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes in 2019.

Completing the top five in points were Chase Dietz (8 top-5/14 top-10) who landed in victory lane for his fourth career win at the track in 2019 and Jim Siegel who was unable to score a win but had a consistent and successful year with 3 top 5 and 19 top 10 finishes.

Rounding out the top 10 in points were Brandon Rahmer (3 top-5/14 top-10); Tim Glatfelter (4 top-5/9 top-10); Glenndon Forsythe (2 top-5/9 top-10; Kyle Moody who had two wins in 2019 and could have easily been a factor in the championship battle if he had not lost time mid-season due to engine issues (5 top-5/14-top 10) and Freddie Rahmer who amassed four wins, 12 top-5s and 14 top-10 finishes while splitting his time on Saturday nights.



The 410 sprints rans 27 races in 2019 with 16 different winners and five first time winners [Brett Michalski, Jeff Halligan, Matt Campbell, Skylar Gee and Ryan Smith].

Receiving Rookie of the Year honors after making the jump from 358 to 410 Sprints in 2019 is Trey Hivner. Hivner had two top-10s and a one top-5 finish. Trey’s top-5 was a third-place podium finish on June 15 in the make-up feature from May 25.

Landon Myers’ Most Improved Driver campaign included three top-10s, a top-5 finish and 14th place in the point standings at the end of the season. Myers finished an impressive twelfth in the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash in May.



410 Special Awards

Rookie of the Year: Trey Hivner

Most Improved Driver: Landon Myers

Sportsmanship Award: Glenndon Forsythe

Mechanic of the Year: Scott Zellers



HAMMAKER SCORES SECOND CAREER LINCOLN 358 SPRINT TITLE

In his second career championship campaign at Lincoln, Doug Hammaker only finished outside the top-10 once in the 2019 season. Hammaker ended the year with 4 wins, 16 top-5s and 19 top 10s. His finish outside the top 10 was a 15th place finish in the second race of the season on March 30.

Along with his 15th place finish, Hammaker started off the season with a seventh-place finish in March.

The month of April Hammaker scored two fourth place finishes and two wins. Doug’s first win of the season came on April 13 and his second on April 27.

May brought rain and the 358-division had two races postponed to June. The lone race they did get in on May 11, Hammaker finished a solid second.

With two make up races from May, the 358 sprints ran six features in the month of June. Hammaker averaged a 3.5 finish across the six races, including a top-10 in the 358/360 Challenge race on June 8.

Hammaker scored three top-5 finishes in July which included a make-up feature from June.

August was another two-win month for Hammaker whose wins bookended the month on August 3 and August 31. Doug added two top-10 finishes to his tally in August as well.

Doug completed his championship run with two top-5 finishes in September; a second-place finish on September 14 and a fifth-place finish to end the season.



Matt Findley scored his second career win at Lincoln on September 14 on his way to a second-place finish in the season point standings. Findley also tallied 6 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in 2019. Cody Fletcher highlighted his third-place finish in points with his first career win at Lincoln during the May 4 make-up feature on June 1. In an impressive season, Fletcher scored 6 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. Young-gun, Dylan Norris, amassed 6 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes in his fourth place point run. Completing the top five in points was another first-time winner in 2019, Ashley Cappetta. Cappetta scored her first Lincoln victory on August 10. Along with her win, Ashley had 4 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes during her 2019 run.

Rounding out the top 10 in points were 2018 358 Champion, Troy Wagaman Jr. Wagaman matched Hammaker’s four wins and also scored 9 top-5 and 12 top-10 finishes in 2019. Wagaman likely would have been in contention for the championship but missed races when he was running his 410 sprint towards the end of the season. Tyler Ross racked up 1 win, 5 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in his seventh-place run. Mark VanVorst only missed two features the entire season to finish eighth in the final point standings. Zachary Allman finished ninth with 1 top-5, a second-place finish on April 20, and 3 top-10 finishes. Alyson Dietz had 1 top-5 and 5 top-10 finishes in 2019 to earn a tenth-place finish in the point standings.



There were 21 races run by the 358 sprints in 2019 with 12 different winners including four first-time winners [Cody Fletcher, Ashley Cappetta, Steve Owings and Jon Stewart].

Zachary Cool earned Rookie of the Year honors in the 358 sprint division. Cool placed in the top-10 twice in his rookie campaign in 2019. The future is bright for Cool who showed improvement throughout the season.

The Most Improved Driver in 358 sprint competition during 2019 was awarded to Zachary Allman. The highlight of Allman’s season was his podium finish in April. He also finished in the top-10 twice and was consistent throughout the season.



358 Special Awards

Rookie of the Year: Zachary Cool

Most Improved Driver: Zachary Allman

Sportsmanship Award: Wyatt Hinkle



A new award was implemented at the 2019 Awards Banquet, the Leiby Achievement Ward in memory of Bob Leiby. The first recipients of the award were Bobby & Lisa Leiby and Wanda & Don Leiby.