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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Facility Improvements, 80th Anniversary Celebration Season Await At Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg - The upcoming season at Williams Grove Speedway finds the track celebrating its 80th anniversary while celebrating 75 consecutive seasons of auto racing with a 31-date slate of events.

The 80th anniversary of the track will be showcased on varying occasions during the new season with special pre-race events greeting fans with a focus on driver and fan interaction.

Several autograph sessions are planned for select events while hundreds of commemorative 80th anniversary Williams Grove Speedway Posse towels will be handed out to general admission fans at each of three World of Outlaws Tune Up races slated for May, July and September.

The facility itself has been busy preparing for the new season ahead with work beginning shortly after the last checkered flag fell in 2018.

New clay was added to the speedway surface late in 2018 in an effort to continue great racing action on the best surface possible.

Safety concerns were pushed to the forefront once again during the 2018 season and to that end, Williams Grove Speedway continues to evaluate the facility for areas where increased safety measures can be instituted.

With that in mind, impact protection devices have been installed around the track for the 2019 racing season. 

In addition, the oval anticipates making improvement to the backstretch grandstand seating areas by installing handrails to aid spectators in traversing the structure.

Also underway is a revision of the speedway’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com.

Presented by Hoosier, Opening Day 2019 Williams Grove Speedway featuring 410 sprint cars only is set for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm with gates opening at noon.

Courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway and Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

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.

Pittman Goes Two-for-Two at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 9, 2019 – One of Daryn Pittman’s favorite drivers growing up was Stevie Smith. By capturing his 83rd win – in the 83 car – during the second night of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals he is now just one win away from tying his childhood hero.



“Just that number (83 wins) to me is pretty staggering,” Pittman said after winning his second race in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. To him, it’s surreal he would ever get close to Smith’s record.



He cruised to win number 82 Friday night, making each pass with ease on the bottom of the track. Win 83 wasn’t as easy. NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell made sure of it.



Bell pulled to the lead at the start of the race and held it until lap 18 when Pittman’s quest for the top spot finally reached the No. 39 Swindell SpeedLab car. The two traded the lead five times – three times in the last five laps.



By the time Bell and Pittman began battling for the lead, lapped traffic came into play. The slower cars worked in Pittman’s favor Friday night, as leader Shane Stewart got hung up behind one, allowing Pittman to shoot by.



They weren’t an issue for Bell, maneuvering around them like an obstacle course he designed. If Pittman wanted the win, he had to outpower Bell without help.



Pittman was able to make the bottom of the track work for him early, clearing Bell on lap 19. But Bell fought back, reclaiming the lead just a lap later. Pittman was forced to regroup and try another method of catching Bell and getting back by him.



It took six laps to do so, using the high side and middle of the track as his path back to Bell’s bumper. Pittman was able to again clear him for the lead, but Bell was resilient, throwing his car to the bottom of turn one and again reclaiming the lead.



After trading slide jobs in the last five laps of the race, by lap 28 the No. 83 Roth Motorsports car finally found enough grip on the high side of turns one and two to clear Bell and pull away. However, he didn’t know he created gap between himself and Bell.



“As a driver I felt like once I got the lead that should have been the end of it, because I felt like my car was better, so once I gave it back, I thought I might be in trouble,” Pittman said. “Honestly I thought he passed me back on the last lap. I thought I gave the race away because I completely missed the bottom on the white flag lap, and I guess it was a lapped car.”



While Bell is happy with the speed he’s shown this week, finishing third in Friday’s Feature and winning Saturday night’s DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, he’s left wondering what he could have done better.



“Most of the time, I feel like in winged cars, especially on half miles, you get beat in lapped traffic,” Bell said. “In this scenario, I didn’t really get beat in lap traffic. He (Pittman) was obviously better than me, somehow, some way, so just go back and watch what he was doing to make up time on me. It sucks because most of the time you don’t get beat in an open track like that.”



Pittman credits some of the early success his team has shown to the ideas his Crew Chief Brent Ventura has provided, and that he has more say with adjustments than he did with the No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing car. While he is coming off two wins in a row, Pittman is not taking his latest wins for granted.



“Every win is special,” Pittman said. “Eighty-two is great. Eighty-three is awesome. You never know when your last one is going to be. We’ll enjoy this one, and hopefully we have a lot more left in us.”



If he wins the Series’ finale to the DIRTcar Nationals Sunday, not only will he claim his third DIRTcar Nationals championship, he’ll tie his childhood hero, Stevie Smith.



The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will wrap up its DIRTcar Nationals championship tomorrow at Volusia Speedway Park. As always, you can catch all the action from the DIRTcar Nationals and the World of Outlaws on DIRTVision.com.



NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$10,000]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [2][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [15][$2,300]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$2,000]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [10][$1,500]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$1,100]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason [14][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,000]; 16. 71-Parker Price-Miller [5][$900]; 17. 13-Paul McMahan [17][$800]; 18. 70X-Spencer Bayston [11][$800]; 19. 5-Shane Stewart [21][$800]; 20. 9-Kasey Kahne [20][$800]; 21. 7K-Cale Conley [16][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [25][$]; 23. 70-Brock Zearfoss [24][$800]; 24. 17W-Shane Golobic [23][$800]; 25. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$800]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]



Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell 1-18, 20-25, 27; Daryn Pittman 19, 26, 28-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+11]



Qualifying: 1. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 12.849; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.011; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 13.013; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.015; 5. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.065; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.073; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.126; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.147; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.151; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.151; 11. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.162; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.173; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.176; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.217; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.222; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.24; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.248; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.249; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.266; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.292; 21. 41-David Gravel, 13.319; 22. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.329; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.347; 24. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.389; 25. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.426; 26. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.532; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.6; 28. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.641; 29. 47-Brant O'Banion, 13.817; 30. 19-Brent Marks, NT; 31. 84-Tom Harris, NT


Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 71-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 9-Kasey Kahne [5]; 8. 17W-Shane Golobic [9]; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [10]; 11. 84-Tom Harris [11]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [9]; 10. 47-Brant O'Banion [10]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [8]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [10]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 39-Christopher Bell [5]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 71-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [1]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][-]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [2][-]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [6][-]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [7][-]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [11][$300]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$250]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [8][$225]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [9][$200]; 11. 47-Brant O'Banion [10][$200]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [12][$200]; 13. 84-Tom Harris [13][$200]

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Pittman Powers to Opening Night Victory at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 8, 2019 – Daryn Pittman is no stranger to winning at Volusia Speedway Park. However, when he pulled his Sprint Car into Victory Lane during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals it was like a first win.

NOS Energy Drink dawned Victory Lane for the first time as the new title sponsor of the Series, but the biggest change for Pittman was the car he drove to the win – the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83.

“There is nothing better than starting the year off with a win,” said Pittman, who won for the 82nd time in his World of Outlaws career. “It’s hard to do. Everyone of these wins is hard to come by. But to start the season off like this, I don’t think we could have scripted it any better.”

For the past six years, Pittman drove the No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing – winning his only Series championship in 2013, his first year with the team. He lost that ride at the end of 2018, as car owner Kasey Kahne planned to run more Sprint Car races this year. Losing that ride didn’t put any more pressure on him to perform, though. The pressure is always there.

“I put enough pressure on myself every day, no matter who I’m driving for or what I’m racing,” Pittman said. “At my age (40), I’m not young anymore. The truth is, you have too many bad seasons and you get to my age, people start wondering ‘Man has he lost it or not?’. I just have pressure on myself to get out there and perform.”

Pittman added his goal with Roth Motorsports is to build a long-lasting, competitive program.

He showed speed all day, qualifying second, finishing second in his Heat Race and finishing third in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – behind fellow Oklahoma-natives Shane Stewart in the CJB Motorsports No. 5 car and Christopher Bell in the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39 car, who he battled for the win during the 30-lap caution free Feature.

Stewart, who is also in a new ride this year with the CJB Motorsports team, shot to the lead on the opening lap of the Feature. He utilized the top side of the track to his advantage most of the night, holding off attacks by Bell and Pittman for the lead. He switched to the bottom of the track for a few laps, allowing Bell, on the high side, to make his best attempt to steal the lead. Bell was able to pull side-by-side with Stewart, but never able to clear him.

Bell and Pittman traded second-place a few times throughout the race. By lap 15, Pittman was able to clear Bell for second, utilizing the traction at the bottom of the track.

Sticking to the bottom, Pittman began to reel in Stewart, who had entered lap traffic. With 10 laps to go, Stewart looked to have the race under control, keeping a healthy distance between he and Pittman while maneuvering through lap cars. Until five laps later.

Coming off turn four on the high side, Stewart’s run was disrupted by a slower lap car, allowing Pittman to get underneath him in turn one, then clearing him on the backstretch. Once Pittman stole the lead, Stewart was unable to challenge for it back and had to settle for second.

“I wish I had a couple of them laps back,” Stewart said. “I got caught behind (Jason) Sides, and I wasn’t really sure what to do. And to win these races you can’t make little mistakes like that. We had a solid night. This car has been fast since I’ve set foot in it and I’m really excited about this year.”

Bell finished third, ahead of Brad Sweet in fourth and Donny Schatz in fifth. However, Schatz and David Gravel – also in a new ride this year – tied coming to the line for fifth. Schatz was awarded fifth, because per Series rules, going back to the previous lap Schatz was ahead of Gravel.

Gravel did earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger honor, coming from 17th to sixth.

For Pittman, while he is dealing with a lot of new, Friday night’s win is the start to showing people he will be a threat to win every night, he said.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action at the DIRTcar Nationals resumes tomorrow at Volusia Speedway Park. As always, you can catch all the action from the Nationals and the World of Outlaws on DIRTVision.com.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$10,000]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [1][$5,500]; 3. 39-Christopher Bell [2][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [17][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [4][$2,200]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6][$2,100]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [8][$2,050]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12][$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$1,200]; 13. 71-Parker Price-Miller [16][$1,100]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,000]; 16. 70X-Spencer Bayston [7][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$800]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$]; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic [19][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$800]; 21. 7K-Cale Conley [21][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 23. 70-Brock Zearfoss [15][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$800]; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18][$800]

Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-15, Daryn Pittman 16-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-David Gravel [+12]

Qualifying: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.024; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.097; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.11; 4. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.121; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.133; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.188; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.225; 8. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.238; 9. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.302; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.309; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.341; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.405; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.433; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.439; 15. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.441; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.52; 17. 41-David Gravel, 13.501; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.535; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.552; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.598; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.601; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.634; 23. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.706; 24. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.752; 25. 19-Brent Marks, 13.77; 26. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.771; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.786; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.859; 29. J4-John Garvin, 13.875; 30. 84-Tom Harris, 13.898; 31. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 14.055; 32. K4-Chad Kemenah, 14.079; 33. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.259.

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5]; 6. 9-Kasey Kahne [6]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 8. 47-Brant O'Banion [9]; 9. J4-John Garvin [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 70X-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 39-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 4. 71-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps): 1. 5-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston [8]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2][-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [4][-]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [6][$300]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [8][$250]; 9. 84-Tom Harris [10][$225]; 10. 47-Brant O'Banion [12][$200]; 11. K4-Chad Kemenah [11][$200]; 12. J4-John Garvin [9][$200]; 13. 1K-Kyle Larson [13][$200]

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Dirt Track at Charlotte Introduces the Patriot Nationals

• The Dirt Track at Charlotte’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars race on the Friday of Coca-Cola 600 week will become the May 24-25 Patriot Nationals, a two-day showcase of patriotism and high-octane sprint car racing at Charlotte’s high-speed, four-tenths-mile oval; track officials also unveiled the race’s new red, white and blue logo on Friday.

• Two-day passes to the Patriot Nationals start at just $60; To purchase tickets to the May 24-25 Patriot Nationals as well as the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, visit the speedway’s website or call 800-455-FANS (3267).

CONCORD, NC — Feb. 8, 2019 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte will double the amount of competition and entertainment coming to Charlotte’s world-class clay oval in May. Track officials and the World of Outlaws on Friday unveiled the Patriot Nationals, a two-day event May 24-25, featuring the stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars headlining a Friday-Saturday smorgasbord of sprint car excitement less than 24 hours before the green flag for the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600.

Each Patriot Nationals sprint car feature pays $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start – making The Dirt Track at Charlotte the host of the richest sprint car event in the Southeast.
In addition to the Patriot Nationals – which features a striking, red-white-and-blue logo saluting the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day weekend – The Dirt Track, celebrating its 20th season, will again host the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am, Nov. 7-9.

“Our fans want to see more dirt track racing, and the best dirt racers compete with the World of Outlaws,” said Greg Walter, the executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “One night isn’t enough, so we’ve partnered with the Outlaws to double the racing, expand the purse and give our fans what they want to see — the best wheel-to-wheel, breathtaking competition on dirt. Additionally, with the Patriot Nationals coming just before the Coca-Cola 600 during Memorial Day weekend, there’s no better time to salute our military heroes at America’s Home for Racing.”

One of the Outlaws’ most popular drivers is all-in on the Patriot Nationals.

“I’m glad the Dirt Track at Charlotte is moving to a two-day show in May,” said Kasey Kahne, owner-driver of Outlaw title-winning Kasey Kahne Racing. “Making the Patriot Nationals a two-day race gives us an extra day to attract sponsors, meet our fans and bring home a trophy from one of my favorite dirt tracks. It also gives NASCAR fans in town for the 600 an opportunity to catch a dirt race.”

Fans in attendance will also witness the fender-banging FUEL Racing Series on Friday and the SECA Late Models on Saturday, serving as action-packed undercards for the Patriot Nationals.

“The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series couldn’t be more thrilled to work with The Dirt Track at Charlotte to make the Patriot Nationals come to fruition,” World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery said. “With the increased purse for both nights, the Patriot Nationals will be an amazing event for the fans and drivers during a huge weekend of racing in Charlotte.”

TICKETS:
Two-day packages to the Patriot Nationals start at just $60. For tickets to the Patriot Nationals as well as all of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2019 events, including the 60th Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets.

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

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (2/7/2019) - The ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet was the man to beat on Thursday evening at Volusia Speedway Park, officially concluding the five-race Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 sweep through the Sunshine State with a $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals triumph.

The victory, Sweet’s fourth-ever during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and his first at the Barberville half-mile, was accomplished from the outside of row two, slowly picking his way through a stout contingent of frontrunners before earning the lead for the first time on lap 16.

“You’re never going to win the race if you drive the same line as everyone else,” an elated Brad Sweet said in victory lane, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing/NAPA Auto Parts/Team ASE/Curb Records/Wicked Energy Gum/No. 49 sprint car. “I’m always searching and looking for ways to get faster. I’ve learned that over the years from Donny Schatz. I can’t thank everyone enough for this. We have a few people from Wicked Cushion and Wicked Energy here tonight, so it was cool to get a win for those guys. It’s nice to get a win but the real season begins tomorrow.”

Although shuffled back as far as fifth after the initial start, Brad Sweet wasted little time working his way back into winning contention, eventually maneuvering his focus from the topside of the speedway to the bottom to help boost his efforts.

With slower traffic entering the picture as early as lap eight, Sweet capitalized and advanced two positions in less than five laps; passing Tony Stewart for third on lap 11 and Christopher Bell for second on lap 14, each while hugged to the bottom of Volusia Speedway Park.

Continuing his efforts on the bottom of the speedway, it was not long before Sweet was on the tail tank of race-long leader, Daryn Pittman, actually pulling even with the Roth Motorsports, No. 83 entry by lap 15. The following circuit is when Sweet made his move, using his signature dive to drive underneath Pittman to take command by the exit of turn two.

Although Sweet was strong enough to pull away initially, heavy doses of slower traffic soon layered the speedway forcing Sweet to utilize the top and bottom grooves of the ultra-fast half-mile.

Logan Schuchart, who started alongside Sweet in row two, made things interesting in the closing circuits and actually closed-in within one second of Sweet while the pair frantically navigated traffic. The Hanover, Pa., native moved into second on lap 25. At that time, Sweet held a two second advantage.

“I knew the bottom would be there. The top was just really fast there at the beginning,” Brad Sweet continued. “I honestly thought I heard the officials call a yellow at the beginning and I actually checked up and got on the brakes. Then I realized we were still racing. Regardless, I thought we did a really good job getting the car to battle through lapped traffic. I ended up getting pretty tight there at the end and I thought somebody was probably breathing down my neck. I was just trying to drive as hard as I could the last few laps. I was really happy to see the checkers.”

Capitalizing on his late-race surge, Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart held on to finish second during the non-stop, 30-lap program, followed by Daryn Pittman, Christopher Bell, and the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer.

Allowing Mother Nature to make the transition into more seasonable temperatures, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will not return to competition until Thursday, April 11, when the Series makes the trip to southern Virginia for a one-night stand at Virginia Motor Speedway.

As the first point-accumulating event of the 2019 season, the trip to Virginia will award a $10,000 top prize, also kicking off a four-race sweep through the Mid-Atlantic that also includes trips to Williams Grove Speedway (4/12), Port Royal Speedway (4/13), and Bedford Speedway (4/14).

In total, Tony Stewart’s traveling All Stars will headline seven events during the month of April, scheduled to make starts in Ohio and Pennsylvania in addition to their Virginia appearance.

More news and information pertaining to the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule can be found online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park -February 7, 2019:
Event: DIRTcar Nationals
Entries: 36
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo - 13.744 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Daryn Pittman - 13.008 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Sweet
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Christopher Bell
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Daryn Pittman
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Ian Madsen
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brad Sweet
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Donny Schatz (+13)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.097; 2. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.168; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.240; 4. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.287; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.447; 6. 41-David Gravel, 13.477; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.497; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.592; 9. 91S-Sadie Siegel, 15.753

Group (B)
1. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.008; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.300; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.381; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.544; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.554; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.593; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.713; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.775; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.377

Group (C)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.136; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.228; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.290; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.333; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.371; 6. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.485; 7. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.950; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.963; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 14.008

Group (D)
1. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.164; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.269; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.297; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.299; 5. 1k-Kyle Larson, 13.337; 6. 84-Tom Harris, 13.429; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.785; 8. J4-John Garvin, 14.122; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.248

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 71-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 41-David Gravel [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 9. 97-Caleb Helms [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [3]; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston [7]; 7. 84-Tom Harris [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 39-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 71-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 84-Tom Harris [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston [5]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [11]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [10]; 12. 47-Brant O'Banion [15]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 39-Christopher Bell [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 41-David Gravel [18]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [22]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [11]; 11. 71-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel [24]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [9]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [12]; 18. 1K-Kyle Larson [16]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [21]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne [17]; 22. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]; 23. 84-Tom Harris [23]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [15] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman (1-15), Brad Sweet (16-30)

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Shane Stewart earns first Gator during All Star DIRTcar Nationals opener

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 6, 2019) - It took Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart eight laps to track down race leader, Daryn Pittman, from the inside of row three, but once he found the back bumper of the Roth Motorsports entry, it was the end of the road for Daryn Pittman, as well as the rest of the field.

Stewart, driver of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/High Performance Lubricants/Weikert’s Livestock/No. 5 sprint car, opened the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park with an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph; a tenth-career victory for the Oklahoma-native against the traveling All Stars, collecting $5,000 in the process.
For Stewart, the signature Gator Trophy was extra special, as it was his first during a long and storied career.

“This is my first gator,” Shane Stewart expressed with excitement in victory lane. “After coming here for all of these years, I’ve never actually won a race here. This win means a lot to me and this team means a lot to me. I left the ‘2 car’ thinking ‘this is probably the end of my career’ because I’m getting a little older. Then the phone rings. It has been a real pleasure working with Barry [Jackson] and the crew.”

Although forced to start fifth on the feature grid, Stewart was on the hunt early, actually climbing his way into a podium spot by the completion of lap three. Less than a circuit later, Stewart was in a tight battle for second, eventually working his way around Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan before setting his aim for the Roth Motorsports entry driven by Daryn Pittman. Fortunately for Stewart, the main event’s first and only caution appeared just one lap later, thus erasing Pittman’s near-two second command over the field.

Green flag action soon returned giving Stewart a clear shot at racing his away around Pittman. Although Pittman escaped in clean air, Stewart was able to track down his fellow Oklahoma native to less than a car length by lap eight.

Utilizing the bottom groove of the speedway, Stewart set up his winning pass as the lead pair entered turn three on lap nine. His momentum on the bottom of the speedway proved beneficial as Stewart was able to power his way across the track, slide in front of Pittman and take command by the exit of turn four.

Although Pittman kept pace with Stewart until the midpoint of the 30-lapper, actually executing two attempts to regain the top spot as the lead duo raced through traffic, Stewart’s momentum on the topside soon took over and he eventually pulled away. In fact, Stewart’s command grew as the laps counted down, ultimately crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equalling 3.8 seconds.

Daryn Pittman held on to finish second, followed by David Gravel, a hard charging Donny Schatz from 22nd, and Logan Schuchart.

“This says a lot about all of the work then went on over the winter months,” Stewart continued, who made just his fourth start aboard the CJB Motorsports entry. “Barry is always thinking. Even today at lunch, we were sitting around watching sports and the next sentence out of Barry’s mouth was about the car and how he could have made me better during last night’s practice. That makes me feel really good as a driver. This whole deal revolves around confidence. I’m hoping this early boost of confidence produces more wins throughout the season. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year.”

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their winter vacation in the Sunshine State with one final visit to Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday, February 7. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will headline DIRTcar Nationals competition once again, chasing yet another $5,000 payday.

Allowing Mother Nature to make the transition into more seasonable temperatures, the All Star Circuit of Champions will not return to competition until Thursday, April 11, when the Series makes the trip to southern Virginia for a one-night stand at Virginia Motor Speedway.

As the first point-accumulating event of the 2019 season, the trip to Virginia will award a $10,000 top prize, also kicking off a four-race sweep through the Mid-Atlantic that also includes trips to Williams Grove Speedway (4/12), Port Royal Speedway (4/13), and Bedford Speedway (4/14).

More news and information pertaining to the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule can be found online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park -February 6, 2019:
Event: DIRTcar Nationals
Entries: 39
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Daryn Pittman - 13.599 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 13.169 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Shane Stewart
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Daryn Pittman
JE Pistons Dash #1: Daryn Pittman
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Shane Stewart
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Donny Schatz (+18)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.169; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.211; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.213; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.279; 5. 1k-Kyle Larson, 13.337; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.338; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.339; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.388; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.717; 10. 91S-Rob Siegel, NT

Group (B)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.347; 2. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.379; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.384; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.390; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.469; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.522; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.639; 8. J4-John Garvin, 13.831; 9. 40B-David Byrne, NT; 10. 7K-Cale Conley, NT

Group (C)
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.267; 2. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.356; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.360; 4. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.388; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.476; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.517; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.584; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.718; 9. M1-Mark Smith, 13.729; 10. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.786

Group (D)
1. 41-David Gravel, 13.242; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.337; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.365; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.409; 5. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.894; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.904; 7. 84-Tom Harris, 13.937; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 14.054; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.428

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 7. 39-Christopher Bell [3]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. 71-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 9. 70X-Spencer Bayston [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [5]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [7]; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 9-Kasey Kahne [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 71-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 8. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 39-Christopher Bell [6]; 10. 84-Tom Harris [11]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 12. 47-Brant O'Banion [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [7]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [22]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11]; 6. 1K-Kyle Larson [14]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [18]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 13. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne [8]; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah [20]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [23]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [17]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [13]; 21. 17W-Shane Golobic [16]; 22. 71-Parker Price-Miller [24]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [15]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman (1-8), Shane Stewart (9-30)

Sunday, February 03, 2019

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

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

Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, started from the pole position and led all 30 circuits around Bubba Raceway Park, lapping nearly half of the 24 feature starters. On top of a dominating feature performance, Smoke kicked off the evening program with a heat race victory and a dash victory, ultimately setting up his main event starting position.

“This definitely feels great. We have our friends from Sage Fruit and Rush Truck Centers watching so to get a win for those guys is really special. I felt like I let one get away the other night. I’m still not sure what I did wrong, but we let that one get away,” Tony Stewart said in Bubba Raceway Park victory lane. “This thing has been fast all weekend. We really didn’t qualify that well tonight, but it put us on the pole of a heat race and that’s where you need to be for these races. I have a lot of great help and I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

Not even lapped traffic gave Stewart a stir, actually separating himself from second place running Lucas Wolfe by nearly eight seconds through the midpoint of the main event. Unfortunately for Stewart, the second and final caution, appearing on lap 25, ended his commanding lead, eventually setting up a six lap dash to the checkers. Despite a slight slip off of turn four, nothing was stopping the former three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion from attaining his first sprint car win of the season.

“We were actually a little too tight, believe it or not, which made things a little difficult for us,” Tony Stewart continued. “That’s the thing about Bubba Raceway Park; you won’t find another race track in the world that is shaped like this, which sets up a lot of unique passing opportunities. You kinda have to watch traffic for a few laps before you get to those guys so you know how to get around them.”

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Lucas Wolfe finished second to close out the weekend in Ocala, followed by Paul McMahan, Mark Smith, and the winner of the Thursday and Friday programs, Tim Shaffer.

All Star teams will now make their way east across Route 40 and visit Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7. The pair of Volusia visits will award $5,000 top prizes, as well as conclude action in the Sunshine State for America’s Series.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park should visit the event online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park -February 2, 2019:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Entries: 26 entries
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Mark Smith - 13.846
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 12.594
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Anthony Fiore
JE Pistons Dash: Tony Stewart
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jim Shuster (+7)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.759; 2. M1-Mark Smith, 12.854; 3. 33-Max Stambaugh, 12.920; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.952; 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.122; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.366; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.958; 8. J4-John Garvin, NT; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, NT

Group (B)
1. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.876; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.048; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.181; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.181; 5. 21-Carson Short, 13.430; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.446; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster, 13.622; 8. 11S-Jim Shuster, 14.276; 9. K4-Chad Kemenah, NT

Group (C)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.594; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.626; 3. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.921; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.069; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.205; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.305; 7. 91S-Colby Womer, 13.327; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 14.958

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [3]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh [2]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [7]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 49H-Bradley Howard [1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [4]; 4. 21-Carson Short [5]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [6]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [7]; 8. 11S-Jim Shuster [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 91S-Colby Womer [7]; 7. 14H-Jeremy Hill [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 7. 21-Carson Short [13]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [12]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [14]; 12. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 13. 55-Gary Kriess [17]; 14. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 15. 11S-Jim Shuster [22]; 16. 49-Mallie Shuster [19]; 17. 91S-Colby Womer [21]; 18. 5-Shane Stewart [11]; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic [10]; 20. 13M-Brandon Matus [16]; 21. 14H-Jeremy Hill [20]; 22. 33-Max Stambaugh [15]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-30)

Saturday, February 02, 2019

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

OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2019) - For the second time in as many nights, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer is a main event winner with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, padding a recent stretch of Florida dominance that now includes back-to-back $5,000 top prizes. For Shaffer, the All Star victory was the product of patience and experience, forced to manhandle periods of slower traffic on a narrow, but ultra-fast racing surface, all while maintaining an advantage equal to just under four seconds for much of the 30-lap program.

World of Outlaws competitor and fellow Pennsylvania-native, Jacob Allen, finished just behind Tim Shaffer at the final checkers, followed by Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason, Mark Smith and former All Star champion, Chad Kemenah. The victory, Shaffer’s fifth All Star triumph at Bubba Raceway Park, increased his career win total with the Series to a staggering 66.

“This is really great. Everyone is doing a great job. It’s great to have my car owners here this weekend. It’s really special for them to be here and watch the car win,” Tim Shaffer explained, driver of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/Smith Titanium/Southern Pacific Farms/No. 49X sprint car. “Everyone plays a big part and I certainly wouldn’t be here without them.”

Starting third on the main event grid, it was not until after the feature’s first and only caution on lap five, the product of a slowing Jim Shuster, that Shaffer commenced his pursuit toward the front. Restarting third on the grid when green flag action returned, it was the soon-to-be traffic that appeared on lap eight that allowed the Aliquippa, Pa., native to track down Cory Eliason and race-long leader, Jacob Allen.

A bold dive in turns three and four on lap 12 allowed Shaffer to squeeze underneath Eliason to take the runner-up position. Just two circuits later, Shaffer repeated his now patented move in turns three and four, eventually sneaking under Jacob Allen to snag the top spot.

From that point forward, Tim Shaffer was the main attraction. The four-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion was not distracted by periods of intense traffic, ultimately increasing his margin of victory to just shy of four seconds by the time the final checkers flew.

“I have a lot of years of experience. I’ve been in their shoes before and I hate to be there,” Tim Shaffer said of Cory Eliason and Jacob Allen. “When you’re leading and there are lap cars, it’s tough to get your timing correct. Tonight was one of those nights where you had to get your timing down. It’s so tough down here.”

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their three-day visit to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday evening, February 2. Like the pair of evenings prior, the All Star Winter Nationals finale will award a $5,000 top prize.

Once Winter Nationals action at Bubba Raceway Park is complete, All Star teams will make their way east across Route 40 and visit Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursdays, February 6 & 7. The pair of Volusia visits will award $5,000 top prizes, as well as conclude action in the Sunshine State for America’s Series.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Bubba Raceway Park’s Winter Nationals program should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. News and notes pertaining to Volusia Speedway Park can also be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park -February 1, 2019:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Entries: 33 entries
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Carson Short - 12.667 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 11.810 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Danny Dietrich
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Logan Schuchart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cory Eliason
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Jacob Allen
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+4)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.793; 2. J4-John Garvin, 13.124; 3. 11S-Jim Shuster, 13.141; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.244; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh, 13.342; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.497; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.562; 8. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.921; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 14.058

Group (B)
1. M1-Mark Smith, 12.088; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.346; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.455; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.635; 5. 4-Danny Smith, 12.708; 6. 91S-Colby Womer, 13.297; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore, 13.318; 8. 49-Mallie Shuster, 13.330

Group (C)
1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.763; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.118; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.135; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.487; 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.528; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.724; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.787; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.850

Group (D)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.810; 2. 21-Carson Short, 11.826; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.835; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.980; 5. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.014; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.270; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.432; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.553

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 11S-Jim Shuster [2]; 4. J4-John Garvin [3]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 6. 33-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [5]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 7. 91S-Colby Womer [6]; 8. 49-Mallie Shuster [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 5. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 21-Carson Short [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [2]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston [10]; 9. 13M-Brandon Matus [12]; 10. 91S-Colby Womer [7]; 11. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 12. 49-Mallie Shuster [11]; 13. 14H-Jeremy Hill [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 9. 21-Carson Short [11]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 12. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]; 13. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 15. 5-Shane Stewart [18]; 16. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 18. 17-Josh Baughman [22]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [23]; 20. J4-John Garvin [16]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard [20]; 22. 91-Anthony Fiore [24]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 24. 11S-Jim Shuster [14] Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen (1-13), Tim Shaffer (14-30)

Friday, February 01, 2019

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

OCALA, Fla. (January 31, 2019) - Tim Shaffer’s effort on Thursday evening was relentless. Not only did the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ open the 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season by scoring the Winter Nationals opener at Bubba Raceway Park, he was forced to battle, and hold back, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart in the process.

Shaffer, pilot of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/Smith Titanium/Southern Pacific Farms/No. 49X sprint car, earned his $5,000 top prize from the inside of row two, taking control over the field for the first time on lap 28. Despite not earning the lead, officially, until the latter stages the 30-lap program, Shaffer was in the hunt the entire distance, actually taking command on lap 19 before it was negated due to the evening’s first and only caution.

The All Star Circuit of Champions victory bumped Shaffer’s all-time win total to 65 with the Series, now with four at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

“Racing in second was definitely the ideal place to be tonight,” Tim Shaffer explained. “My guys gave me a great race car. This whole team works so hard and it really pays off. The track was a little tricky tonight, some dry-slick spots and some spots with moisture. I just tried to find as much moisture as I could find. We are all standing here in victory lane and that’s all that matters today.”

Despite slipping back as far as fifth after the initial start, Shaffer recovered in a hurry and battled his way into second around Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild by the completion of lap four. With slower cars coming into play by lap six, the transition from clean air to dirty air acted as an advantage for the Aliquippa-native, actually allowing Shaffer to reel in race leader, Tony Stewart, to less than a car length by lap nine.

The top two cars raced nearly nose to tail until the main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 19. During that period before the yellow flags flew, Shaffer made countless attempts to work around Stewart in traffic, actually poking his nose ahead and racing his way alongside the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry.

Despite getting the opportunity to start on the tail tank of Stewart’s No. 14, the lap 19 restart paid no favors to the four-time All Star Circuit of Champions title holder, actually losing one position to the CJB Motorsports machine driven by Shane Stewart. Five circuits later, Stewart advanced in the running order yet again, this time driving around Tony Stewart to take command for the first time on lap 24. Although dominant during his short tenure on top, Tony Stewart was able to battle back and regain the lead on lap 25, slipping up in front of Shane Stewart as the pair exited turn four.

Meanwhile, Shaffer, who was directly behind the lead pair as they weaved through traffic, garnered enough momentum to advance back into the runner-spot on lap 26. Just two circuits later, Shaffer was again in contention for the top spot, eventually beating Tony Stewart in drag race back to the flagstand to put lap 28 in the books. From that point forward, it was all Tim Shaffer, pulling ahead to just over one second by the time the final checkers flew.

“There is nothing wrong with finishing third to guys like Shane Stewart and Tim Shaffer,” Tony Stewart said, who started second on the feature grid. “I think I may have sealed over my tires during that restart. I probably spun the tires more than I needed to. It doesn’t actually wear down the tire, I just wasn’t getting any bite. Making little mistakes like that shows you what kind of pressure you are under as a driver racing with this level of competition.”

“That was a fun race,” Shane Stewart said. “I thought I was going to have something for [Tony Stewart] and [Tim Shaffer]. Regardless, I couldn’t be more pleased. My team works really hard and I appreciate what they’ve done. Everyone knows this team has been very fast the last few seasons. Hopefully I can continue that streak.”

Drivers and teams should note that Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9 a.m. during the entire weekend program. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, but pushed ahead to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. each night. For those seeking more information, please visit Bubba Raceway Park live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - January 31, 2019:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Entries: 33
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 13.166 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Short - 11.484 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo
JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo
Fatheadz Eyewear Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Danny Dietrich
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Logan Schuchart (+6)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.964; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.108; 3. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.343; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.499; 5. 49-Mallie Shuster, 12.732; 6. 33-Max Stambaugh, 12.831; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.160; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.323; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 99.910

Group (B)
1. 21-Carson Short, 11.484; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.030; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.052; 4. J4-John Garvin, 12.059; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.062; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.120; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 12.249; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 12.461

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.575; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.618; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.627; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.647; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.843; 6. M1-Mark Smith, 11.894; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.097; 8. 91S-Colby Womer, 13.069

Group (D)
1. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.615; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.772; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 11.794; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.024; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.287; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.507; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, 12.762; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh [6]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [5]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 3. 21-Carson Short [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. J4-John Garvin [1]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 91S-Colby Womer [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [5]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 4. 21-Carson Short [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [9]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [12]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 8. 91S-Colby Womer [11]; 9. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 10. 14H-Jeremy Hill [13]; 11. 49-Mallie Shuster [5]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 4. 21-Carson Short [8]; 5. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [15]; 12. 70X-Spencer Bayston [14]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [11]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [16]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic [22]; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich [21]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17]; 19. J4-John Garvin [18]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [23]; 21. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 22. 4-Danny Smith [24]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [20]; 24. 33-Max Stambaugh [19] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-23), Shane Stewart (24), Tony Stewart (25-27), Tim Shaffer (28-30)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

URC WELCOMES NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

JANUARY 8, 2019 – The United Racing Club welcomes Catherine Hogue to the series as the Public Relations and Social Media Representative for the 2019 season.

Hogue joins the team with about seven-plus years of motorsports experience under her belt.

Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Hogue has been immersed in the racing community at various levels. Her cousin, Austin Hogue, raced in both the 358 and 410 sprint car series in Central Pennsylvania, so racing is a passion that is shared by her family and one that she has pursued as a career.

She began her career as a junior in college, covering the 358 and 410 sprint car divisions weekly at Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways for Area Auto Racing News, eventually expanding her coverage to the Gettysburg Times as well. She also covered select shows at various other tracks in the area, such as BAPS Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

In January 2016, Hogue made the move to Charlotte, North Carolina, to pursue a career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. She currently works for a championship team as the social media coordinator.

Moving forward, Hogue will be the point of contact for any public relations, digital content or social media needs regarding the United Racing Club. Please find her contact information below:

Catherine Hogue
(717) 324-1866
Catherinehogue52@gmail.com

Port Royal 2019 SCHEDULE RELEASED…

The 2019 schedule for Port Royal Speedway has been released which includes a total of 33 oval track events.  The season starts with a rare Sunday afternoon show on March 10th featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.  The sprint car winner will receive $4,000 on opening day and the late model winner will pocket $2,200 for an opening day victory.  Lance Dewease and Jeff Rine took opening day honors in 2018.



In 2019, the 410 Sprint Cars have five events on the schedule paying a minimum of $10,000 to win.  As announced, both days of the Weikert Memorial over the Memorial Day Holiday will pay $10,000 to win.  The 13th Annual Living Legends Dream Race on August 3rd will pay $10,000 to win and the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Nittany Showdown on October 27th will pay $15,000 to the winner.  The speedway’s crown jewel event, the running of the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 will pay $52,000 to the winner on Saturday, September 7th.  The Tuscarora 50 will again be sanctioned by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and carry a Sunday rain date.  The All Stars first visit to the speedway will be on Saturday night, April 13th with the running of the Keith Kauffman Classic.



Port Royal Speedway will host two events as part of the 29th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek for 410 Sprint Cars.  The series will make their first stop on Wednesday night, July 3rd and pay $7,000 to win. The URC 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the program.  Then on Saturday, July 6th, Port Royal Speedway will present a second $7,000 to win event.   The Super Late Models will be part of the program on Saturday, July 6th.



The Super Late Models will have a number of high paying events of their own.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return on Sunday, April 14th for the “Rumble By The River” and will pay $10,000 to win.  The World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series returns on Saturday, August 17th and will also pay $10,000 to win.  The 2nd Annual Tri-Track Challenge Series for the Late Models will present a $3,000 to win show on Saturday, June 1st.   The ULMS Super Late Model Series will visit the speedway three times in 2019; the series has back to back shows on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, each paying $3,000 to win, and the ULMS will be part of the Butch Renninger Memorial on Saturday, August 31st and pay $4,000 to win the Juniata County Fair Opener.  And as previously announced, the Super Late Models will be part of the 2-day Weikert Memorial over the Memorial Day Holiday and both nights will pay $5,000 to win.



The Creasy Signs PASS 305 Sprint Cars have 9 events on the schedule, including the 8th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge on Saturday, October 12th.  The other dates are: April 6, April 27, May 11, June 1, June 8, July 20, August 24, and October 19.



The 358 Limited Late Model Division has replaced the Econo Late Model Division at the speedway and will be featured 12 times in 2019 including an invitation only event as part of the Tuscarora 50.  The Mason Dixon Shootout Series will co-sanction events on four occasions in 2019 on March 23, April 13, April 14, and October 12.



The Juniata Junction xTreme Stocks have eight events on the schedule including increased purse paying events for the Renninger Memorial and as part of the 305 sprint car Keystone RaceSaver Challenge event in October.



The Summer Series for the 358 Sprint Cars will hold their second annual event at the speedway on August 24th as part of Open Wheel Madness II.  The URC 360 Sprint Cars will make three visits to the speedway on April 27, July 3, and October 19.



With the success of the Short Track Super Series in 2018, the Big Block Modifieds will return on Sunday, March 24th for a $5,000 to win main event as part of a 2-division show with the ULMS Late Models.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SEASON SCHEDULE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, January 13, 2019

              The 2019 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway has been released, and pocket schedules will be distributed at the “Motorsports” show in Oaks this coming weekend.

Celebrating its 67th year, Lincoln Speedway continues a tradition of offering the world’s toughest, most competitive Saturday night sprint car racing.  Super sprints have comprised the main class of racing at Lincoln since 1965, and the “410” sprints are featured in 29 of Lincoln’s 31 race dates this year.

              Exciting racing has become the trademark of Lincoln’s other “regular” division–the “358” sprint cars, which will be in action 21 times in 2019, including the annual 360 vs. 358 Challenge on Saturday, June 8th.

The popular Central Pennsylvania Legends will make six stops in the Pigeon Hills this season.  In addition, the wingless super sportsman will appear twice, the 358 late models will make two stops, the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds will run twice, and the extreme stocks will be at Lincoln three times this season.  Other divisions making single appearances at Lincoln this year will be the midgets, the PennMar modifieds, the 600cc Xcel modifieds and the Classic Cars.

One of the most anticipated shows of the coming season is a return of the super late models, which will headline the show on Saturday, September 14th. 

              In all, a dozen different classes of race cars will dot the 2019 schedule, a season that is loaded with huge shows.

The famous World of Outlaws will return to Lincoln again this year for a special mid-week show on Wednesday,  May 15th (a program which carries a rain date of 5/16).

Lincoln will again host two shows during PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK, including the 20th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial paying $7,000 to win on Saturday, June 29th, and another $7,000-to-win program on Monday, July 1st.

Among the other highlights of an historic season at Lincoln will be the Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars paying $6,900-to-win on Saturday, April 20th, Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 24th, the Second Annual Bob Leiby Memorial on Saturday, August 31st, and the 2019 edition of the Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products on Saturday September 28th.

Topping off a spectacular 2019 season will be “Dirt Classic VI,” which will be sanctioned for the first time by the All-Star Circuit of Champions. It will pay $20,000 to win on Saturday, September 21st.

              In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing and several auto racing “club” nights.

              As per tradition, Lincoln’s season opener will be held on the last Saturday in February.  Gates for the “Icebreaker 30” will open at noon and racing begins at 2:00 p.m.  The season opener will be a sprint-only show and pay $4,000 to win.

              Both the February 23rd and March 2nd shows carry rain/snow dates of the next day.

New World of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver Lineup Sets Sights on DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, NC - January 11, 2019 - The combination of sunshine, high-speed, wheel-to-wheel racing and the mere fact fans likely haven’t seen Sprint Cars since the World Finals last fall at Charlotte, make the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park one of the most anticipated annual Sprint Car events.

After a number of off-season driver changes, the excitement for Florida in February has never been higher to see if somebody can begin to unseat Donny Schatz as champion. Three of the top-five in the 2018 World of Outlaws Points Standings will debut with new teams at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile to open their 2019 campaign with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Connecticut’s David Gravel, who amassed 32 Outlaw wins in three years with CJB Motorsports, will pilot the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, in what promises to be an emotional year for car owner Bobbi, her dream team and the entire Sprint Car community.

The potent CJB No. 5 will see Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart, who spent the previous five years at Kyle Larson Racing, take over the reins of the team that returns 2017 Crew Chief of the Year Barry Jackson and has finished third in points the last three years and five times out of the last six.

In a move to allow car owner Kasey Kahne, who will begin his season at Volusia as well, to compete more, Kasey Kahne Racing will only have one full-time team on the World of Outlaws tour in 2019. That left 2013 World of Outlaws Champion – Daryn Pittman – as the odd man out, but he quickly found a new home as the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83 will return to the Series full-time with the Owasso, OK native behind the wheel.

There will also be some new blood on the tour, as well. Kyle Larson Racing hired California’s Carson Macedo to compete for the 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. Macedo, who debuted with KLR at World Finals, is coming off a career year, highlighted by a second-place finish in All Star Circuit of Champions points and a sixth-place finish at the Knoxville Nationals.

The new driver and team combinations isn’t exclusive to just the World of Outlaws regulars as Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason and Terry McCarl will be at DIRTcar Nationals in their new rides. Bayston and Zearfoss will pilot twin Pete Grove entries, Eliason has landed the Rudeen Racing ride and McCarl has combined forces with Destiny Motorsports for 2019.

2019 will present new opportunities for some of Sprint Car racing’s biggest names and they will all look to hit the ground running in just 26 days at Volusia Speedway Park. The 2019 DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia run February 5-16 and tickets can be purchased here.

The DIRTcar Nationals is brought to fans by many key partners, including Ring Power CAT, Parks Toyota of Deland, Hampton Inn in Palm Coast, Budweiser, All-Pro Landscaping, Safety-Kleen, Sonny’s Barbeque in Deland, Allen Tractor Services, Blackwater Inn, Integrity Painting and Allen Plumbing.

Selinsgrove Speedway Announces 2019 Schedule of Events



SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Speedway 570.374.2266
Media Relations 570.523.8420

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 13 January 2019
Steve Inch

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SCHEDULE:
25 ACTION-PACKED RACE DATES MAKE UP #WIDEOPEN2019!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials released the 2019 schedule of events featuring 25 action-packed race dates at the historic Snyder County half-mile clay oval.

Opening Day is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners making up the racing card. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates at 4 p.m.

The 360 sprints cars will make 18 appearances at the track this coming season. The United Racing Club (URC) will sanction six of those events including a full-points race April 20, Jack Gunn Memorial May 25, Kramer Kup June 22, Firecracker 30 July 4, 360 National Open July 13, and the Summer Spectacular Sept. 1. The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will sanction the Joe Whitcomb Memorial 360 sprint car race on June 15.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) returns May 4 for the second annual Eleven Oaks Farm “Battle of the Groves” with Williams Grove Speedway (May 3). This year’s northeast swing of the ASCS at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove, with the United Racing Club, will be televised by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The super late model division will also compete at the track on 18 dates. Special events this year will include the Ron Keister Memorial May 18, KRS Graphics Super Late Model Challenge Series June 8, Firecracker 30 July 4, Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series “Showdown on Sand Hill Road” Aug. 10, United Late Model Series Summer Spectacular Sept. 1, and World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open Sept. 21.

Pro stocks will share the racing card on 17 occasions this season with the annual Pro Stock 20 slated for June 1. The roadrunners will race 16 times including the Roadrunner 20 Aug. 17.

The limited late models will run six races in 2019, while the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will make four appearances.

Four high-profile races for the 410 sprint cars will be held at the track this season including the Ray Tilley Classic April 28, PA Speedweek Opperman/Bogar Memorial June 30, Summer Spectacular Sept. 1, and Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open Sept. 14.

The speedway will hold two open practice sessions on the half-mile track from 1-4 p.m. March 23 and March 30.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile oval located inside of the half-mile track, will kick off its 19th anniversary season with a program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

Go kart racing will be featured on all but one of the 27 race dates at Selinsgrove Raceway Park this year. The 270 micro sprint cars and slingshots will duel on the small track Friday, June 7.

Burris Money Series (BMS) Sunday events for karts are slated for April 7, May 19, and June 23.

The speedway’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, Feb. 24 through Friday, March 1. Teams can register their cars for the show by emailing publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com or calling 570.523.8420.

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