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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Horsepower Inc. to Award Special “Throwback Paint Scheme” Honors at 60th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s



In honor of sixty years of the Knoxville Nationals, Horsepower Inc., a leader in the manufacturing and design of high performance v-twin fuel injection, will debut the Horsepower Inc. Throwback Award and $2,500 in prize money.

The Horsepower Inc. Throwback Award will pay $1,600 to a team competing in the 2020 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s that has the best throwback paint scheme as voted on by sprint car racing industry members and fans. The second and third best throwback paint schemes will earn $600 and $300, respectively.

“It’s my pleasure to join Horsepower Inc, to sponsor the Horsepower Inc Throwback Award in celebration of the 60th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s,” said Dennis Gainey with Horsepower Inc.

The traditional Best Appearing Car Award will also honor the best paint scheme overall. Throwback paint schemes will be eligible for this award as well.

The 2020 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s will honor the history of the prestigious event while also celebrating the present on August 12 through August 15. The event hosts the greatest sprint car drivers from around the world battling for a potential $200,000 top prize. Tickets are available at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. For more information, follow @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Horsepower Inc, visit www.horsepowerinc.net and follow @HorsepowerIndy on Twitter and horsepowerinc on Instagram.

Kyle Larson Joining All Star Event at Jackson Motorplex on July 31

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Inside Line Promotions – JACKSON, Minn. (Feb. 26, 2020) – NASCAR star Kyle Larson will be invading Jackson Motorplex on July 31 during the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions $10,000-to-win event.

The 4/10-mile dirt oval has named the race in honor of Larson, who will be joined by many of the top 410ci winged sprint car drivers in the country during Kyle Larson Night. Larson will be piloting the No. 57 sprint car owned by Paul Silva.

“The All Star race has been a big success the last couple of years and we’re excited to add to that tradition this year with Kyle Larson competing,” Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. “It is always entertaining to watch Kyle come back to his roots and race on dirt, especially when it’s in a top-notch field of drivers like the All Stars showcase.”

The event marks the only All Star Circuit of Champions race in Minnesota this season and will be only the fifth time the series has visited Jackson Motorplex.

Hot laps will kick off Kyle Larson Night at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

The Jackson Motorplex season opener is May 15 during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey’s Roofing and Tweeter Contracting. Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be competing that night.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey’s General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

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

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

World of Outlaws To Embark On Month-Long Trek Across Golden State The Spring California Swing will feature eight races across six cities

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PERRIS, CA – Feb. 26, 2020 – This Spring from March 28 to April 18 the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring its 900hp thrill ride to six cities across California.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will make stops at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Santa Maria Raceway in Nipomo, Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Merced Speedway in Merced, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton.

The first stop of the Spring California Swing on Saturday, March 28, at Perris Auto Speedway for the SoCal Showdown will be the Series’ 20th visit to the half-mile track.

Then on Sunday, March 29, the World of Outlaws will return to Santa Maria Raceway for the first time in 21 years. All drivers on the tour will be competing for their first win at the 1/3-mile raceway.

Carson Macedo, the 2019 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, will then be on the hunt for a home win during the Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4. The Kyle Larson Racing driver’s hometown of Lemoore is only 30 minutes from the 1/3-mile track. He earned an impressive four wins in his rookie campaign and will be poised to grow his resume this year.

Merced Speedway will be another new stop for the World of Outlaws this year on Friday, April 10. It will be the Series’ fifth appearance at the track. David Gravel, who returns for his second year with Jason Johnson Racing, won the last race at the quarter-mile track in 2014.

The next night, on Saturday, April 11, the World of Outlaws will return to Ocean Speedway for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown. It will be the Series' first visit to the track since 2016. Reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, holds the crown as the last World of Outlaws winner at the quarter-mile track. He’s already off to a strong start with his Kasey Kahne Racing team this season, winning the second race of the year in Florida.

For the conclusion of the Spring California Swing, the Series on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, will run the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown doubleheader at the Stockton Dirt Track. Logan Schuchart swept both races at the 3/8-mile track last year. He’s already off to a career best start in 2020 with a win at the DIRTcar Nationals.

Fellow elite drivers, such as 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman – who drives for California-based team Roth Motorsports – will also aim for good runs during the swing as they try to position themselves for another championship run.

With big prize money on the line each night, race fans are sure to see high-octane action from the winged warriors of the World of Outlaws.

You can get tickets for the events at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

If you can’t make it to the races, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

SPRING CALIFORNIA SWING
-March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA
-March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA
-April 3-4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA
-April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA
-April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA
-April 17-18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA

Bailes All-In on Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Finale South Carolina racer seeking big payday on Saturday at Modoc Raceway

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MODOC, SC – Feb. 26, 2020 – Since the start of the inaugural Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series season back in November, it’s been quite a ride for Ross Bailes.

Bailes, of Clover, SC, currently sits second in the overall points standings with one win and three top-10 finishes. That lone victory came in the tour’s second visit to Cherokee Speedway in January, behind the wheel of his new Rocket XR1 Chassis. This Saturday, he’ll bring it to the Series finale at Modoc Raceway, seeking a shot at the championship position Chris Madden is protecting without losing his current spot in points and bringing home at least a $10,000 points fund check.

Looking back on his Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series run, Bailes reflected a bit on his career goals of racing a Dirt Late Model at the national level and the opportunity the Series has given drivers like himself to shine when some other parts of the country are covered in snow.

“All of the [spotlight] is on this regional tour because that’s the only thing running,” Bailes said. “So, it’s good for the guys that can run well to get their name out there.”

Most drivers at the national level typically rely on the gap between November and February to rebuild equipment and recuperate. With a handful of races scheduled on the Xtreme tour in that time, regional drivers like Bailes have the opportunity to do that and win some money to get them rolling into next season.

“With the money [the series] is putting up, it’s kinda hard not to [run it],” Bailes said. “It also helps us rebuild our stuff over the winter. I’ve got a good shot at finishing second [in points], so if we can do that and get $10,000, that’ll help offset the cost of running the car in the winter.”

Fortunately, the weather has been mostly cooperative on race day and the forecast for Saturday is excellent.

“Luckily, with this deal, the weather hasn’t really been that bad,” he said. “If it’s real cold, then it’s not a very good time, but if the weather’s not too bad, I want to go racing as much as I can.”

After competing in the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in early November, Bailes had no immediate plans to follow the entire tour. But after a great runner-up finish in the Series-opening Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee, his interest was sparked. Since then, he’s been pleased with his performance.

“It’s been good,” Bailes said. “We [originally] weren’t planning to run [the entire series], but I drove Johnny’s [Pursley] car at Gaffney that first race and ran second, so I figured I might as well.”

In the weeks following the Blue Gray, Bailes purchased a brand-new Rocket and brought it out for the first time at Lavonia Speedway, where he picked up a top-ten. The following race, he won at Cherokee.

“We got that new Rocket together, and I think if we would have had time to test it before we went and ran, we’d be more in contention with Madden,” Bailes said. “Our first race out in it, we ran sixth, and then we won the next one in it. So, it hasn’t been bad.”

While Bailes is protecting his position and payday, he has only a two-point lead over Zack Mitchell, a three-point advantage over Kyle Strickler and five-point edge on Trent Ivey.

The Series finale on Saturday at Modoc is scheduled for 40 laps and pays $7,000-to-win. The pits and grandstands open at 1 p.m. with hot laps at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m.

Adult general admission is $20, youth (7-12) is $10 and kids 6-and-under are FREE. Trackside and pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for youth (7-12), and FREE for kids 6-and-under.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series 2020 Season Opens This Weekend At Canyon Speedway Park

Bryan Hulbert – PEORIA, Ariz. (February 24, 2020) With time starting to run short for teams to finish and hit the road, the first event of the 2020 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the Canyon Speedway Park Meltdown presented by Sands Chevrolet on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.

Not the earliest the season has ever opened, that record belonging to Jax Raceway (Jacksonville, Fla.) which began the 1997 season on January 31; the 2020 opening doubleheader will mark the first time that the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network has seen action on a leap day, and is only the second time there has been a race on February 28.

The second time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network has opened their season at Canyon Speedway Park, the last time was in 2012. That year also saw the season end at the one-third mile oval with a total of five races split among four winners. Tony Bruce, Jr., Brady Bacon, and Wayne Johnson each scored single wins while the late Jason Johnson picked up two.

The February double-header will also be the opening weekend for the ASCS Southwest Region, which has not gone head to head with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network since 2017 with the series last visited Cocopah Speedway on Somerton, Ariz.

Leading up to the 2020 season opener, teams will have a chance to make some laps on Thursday, February 27 with Practice getting underway at 6:30 P.M. Friday, February 28 will begin at 7:30 P.M. with Saturday, February 29 going green at 7:00 P.M. Both nights open at 5:00 P.M. (MT). Admission each night is $25 for adults. Seniors and Military are admitted for $20 with kids 11 and under get into the grandstands free of charge.

Pit Passes are $40 per night. Kids ages 7 to 11 are $20 with kids 6 and under free. Additional classes in competition both nights include Askrens Trucking/Flexi Flyer Sport Mods, Allscapes Stock Cars, MickelsonRay.com Hobby Stocks, and Micros.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 W Carefree Hwy. in Peoria, Ariz. Information and directions on the Arizona oval can be found online at https://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/ or by calling (602) 258-7223.

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

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

Need To Know Information

Who: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and ASCS Southwest Region
What: Canyon Speedway Park Meltdown presented by Sands Chevrolet
Where: Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.)
When: February 28-29, 2020
Muffler Rule: Open Headers
RACEceiver: 454.000mhz

Times

Pits Open: Noon (February 27, open from then on)
Credentials: 2:00 P.M. (Everyday)
Grandstands Open: 5:00 P.M. (Both Days)
Driver’s Meeting: 6:00 P.M. (February 28) | 5:30 P.M. (February 29)
Racing Begins: 7:30 P.M. (February 28) | 7:00 P.M. (February 29)

Prices:

Grandstands (Per Day): $25 | Sen. Mil: $20 | Kids 11 & Under: Free
Pits (Per Day): $40 | Kids 7 to 11: $20 | Kids 6 & Under: Free

Sharon Speedway to host Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops featuring All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday, July 12!!! Mega-weekend will kick-off with Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11

Paul Arch Photo
HARTFORD, Ohio (February 24, 2020) - For the first time in event history, Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program, an event honoring one of open wheel racing’s most loyal and dedicated supporters - the late Justin Snyder - as well as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of benefits for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, will uproot from Pennsylvania and move to northeast Ohio’s Sharon Speedway in 2020, officially padding a must-see weekend that now feature’s the 12th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial and Salute to the Troops on back-to-back days, each sanctioned by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

The fifth annual Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops event, awarding a $6,000 top prize, will be contested on Sunday, July 12, immediately following the $6,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11.

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

Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program was hosted at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, during its first four editions before making the switch to Sharon Speedway. The All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned editions two through four with Gerard McIntrye, Jr. winning the most recent contest in 2019. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart won the event title in 2018, with the late Greg Hodnett winning the first Salute to the Troops event with All Star involvement in 2017. Danny Dietrich, Central PA’s defending sprint car champion, earned the inaugural, unsanctioned event victory in 2016.

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

More news and information pertaining to Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program, such as gate times and ticket prices, will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online at www.sharonspeedway.com, as well as on all available social media outlets.

Fans unable to make the journey to Sharon Speedway for Lou Blaney Memorial / Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops weekend can still witness the events online, live exclusively at FloRacing. To access live coverage visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network.

MAVTV Motorsports Network To Broadcast 13 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Events In 2020

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (February 17, 2020) With the continued relationship between the American Sprint Car Series and Lucas Oil Products comes continued coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network, which will again film and produce 13 nights of racing.

“Every year, these tracks and drivers get such great exposure and coverage by MAVTV. That’s something that we’re very thankful for because it grows our sport as a whole,” stated ASCS Founder, Emmett Hahn. “We’ve been with Lucas Oil for over 10 years now, and I can’t say enough for what they do for this industry.

Starting early, the first two events on the lineup take place at Merced Speedway (Merced, Cali.) on Friday, March 6 and Placerville Speedway (Placerville, Cali.) on Saturday, March 7. The last time the series graced California clay was in 2012.

The $15,000 to win Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) returns on June 25, 26, and 27. Arguably one of the most exciting races of the 2018 season, with Robbie Price becoming the event’s youngest winner, the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup has been a mainstay on the network for the past five seasons.

Following a trip to the Northwest, the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank taking at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on August 6, 7, and 8, offers up another $15,000 to prize for teams.

Keeping with the theme of three-night affairs, and big paydays, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial will take place at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on September 17, 18, and 19.

Bringing you the season’s final checkered flag, Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals during NASCAR weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track (Ft. Worth, Texas) on October 23 and 24 will round out the 2020 lineup of MAVTV events.

Broken down into a one-hour broadcast on the MAVTV Motorsports Network, usually, a couple of months after the event has taken place, the events are broadcast live on http://www.LucasOilRacing.tv, with the exception of the Knoxville Nationals which is streamed on http://www.DirtVision.com.

Having been a part of the MAVTV lineup since its inception, nearly 3,000 hours of Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competition has been shown.

With the launch of the Lucas Oil Racing TV (LORTV) app in 2016, fans are now able to go back and watch every of Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network ever broadcast on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. In addition to past shows, any upcoming events with the MAVTV Motorsports Network are shown live on LORTV, giving drivers, teams, and sponsors a reach that is nearly limitless.

Race-by-race coverage will be provided nightly by Racinboys.com, which remains as the official online broadcast provider of the American Sprint Car Series with each broadcast brought to you by Lucas Oil Products.

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

Quick Check: 2020 MAVTV Motorsports Network Lineup

3/6/20-Merced Speedway (Merced, CA)
3/7/20-Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)
6/25/20-Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)
6/26/20-Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)
6/27/20-Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)
8/6/20-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)**
8/7/20-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)**
8/8/20-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)**
9/17/20-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO)
9/18/20-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO)
9/19/20-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO)
10/23/20-Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, TX)
10/24/20-Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, TX)

**Event not show live on LORTV

Monday, February 24, 2020

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Backed Team Aiming for ASCS National Title in 2020

Photo by Paul Arch
Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2020) – Australian sprint car driver Scott Bogucki returned to the United States earlier this month and has been a one-man working machine getting prepared for the 2020 season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bogucki and his SawBlade.com sponsored team will kick off the season Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Last season Bogucki finished fifth in the series championship standings, scoring three victories along the way. He is eager to get 2020 underway after he and primary sponsor SawBlade.com inked their partnership for a third straight year.

“I’m lucky to have such a great relationship with the people at SawBlade,” Bogucki said. “To be able to have them support me and believe in me for a third straight year is humbling. Chris, Bubba and Bridgette came on board with the team two years ago and quite simply without their support racing the ASCS National Tour would not have been possible. I’m very proud to be associated with such great people with such a great product.

“If you look at the growth of this team from 2018 to 2019 it’s just phenomenal. It’s not where I want us to be, but I’m committed to use 2019 as a stepping stone to bigger and better things in 2020.”

Bogucki, the 2018 ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year, is coming off a huge win in his native Australia. He claimed the opening night of the 48th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool last month.

“I don’t think a lot of people realize how tough the ASCS National Tour is,” he said. “When I got that 410 win at Premier I think a lot of my friends in Australia got an understanding. That was a really big win for me to start the year.”

With the departure of four-time ASCS champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. to the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 for 2020, the chase for the ASCS title is wide open.

“With Sam leaving it means one less really, really good guy we have to beat, but there’s some very talented returning drivers and some new ones so it will be just as tough,” Bogucki said. “Realistically, we should have finished in the top three in points last season. That one trip in Missouri when I got hurt cost us. We went from eighth in points in 2018 to fifth last year so our goal this year is to win the championship and reward our great sponsors.”

Since returning to the United States Bogucki has been “thrashing” pretty much on his own to get ready for the opening month of racing.

“I have the back-up car ready and just a few things to button up on the primary car,” he said. “We got a new truck and trailer and that required a lot of organizing and work.”

Bogucki often times is on the road, driving the rig and working on the race car himself. He will have long-time friend Dillon Paddock joining the team in Arizona as well as the following races in California.

“Dillon is a huge help and I have another long-time friend, Jared Sewell, coming out to help early on,” he said. “I really couldn’t do this without some great people coming on board along the way. When you have to set the car up, drive the car, then wash and maintenance the car and drive the rig by yourself you can get burned out really quick. To be able to get people to jump in every now and then is huge for me.”

UP NEXT –

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

$26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race to be hosted at Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on May 30 All Stars and IRA will collide and battle for largest sprint car winner’s share in Wisconsin history



BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 19, 2020) - The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Rayce Rudeen Foundation, an entity that supports organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life free from addiction, are pleased to announce that the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race will be contested on Saturday, May 30, at the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

The high-profile event, the second of three Wisconsin-based programs for the All Star Circuit of Champions during the final weekend of May, will also feature the stars of the Bumper-To-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, ultimately creating one of the Midwest’s must-see open wheel experiences of 2020.

If weather should become a factor, the event will be contested on Thursday, July 30.

“I am honored to once again work with Tony Stewart, the All Stars, and new this year, the IRA Series to host the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race,” said Kevin Rudeen of Rayce Rudeen Foundation. “Additionally, I am happy to welcome back Speed Media who will work with the Series to promote the race and everything else that will partake during the event. The first Foundation race was a success. The grandstands were filled with awesome fans, the pits were lined with talented drivers, the racing was incredible, and we had an impressive podium finish in Tony Stewart, Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell. With moving the event to Wisconsin this year, I look forward to seeing new teams and fans that will come out for the race. My family and I are so grateful and want to thank everyone for your support to the foundation and this event."

Once again awarding a $26,000 top prize, the second-largest winner’s share on the 2020 All Star schedule, the high-stakes event boasts a total purse nearing $67,000 with a minimum of $800 being awarded to each main event starter. Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, was the 2019 Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race champion at 34-Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Kevin (Rudeen) and his initiatives through the Rayce Rudeen Foundation,” said Tony Stewart. “We are really excited that the All Stars have been able to be a part of this event. Wisconsin is a great sprint car market and Steve (Sinclair) does an awesome job up there. I’m looking forward to getting up to Wisconsin for this event in May. Thank you to Kevin, Steve and all the parties involved in helping us put this together.”

Two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions champion, Aaron Reutzel is expected to be on hand to battle for the 2020 Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race crown. Other full-time All Stars expected to make the journey include 2019 All Star Rookie of the Year Cory Eliason, three-time Series winner Brock Zearfoss, Nashville-native and sprint car veteran Paul McMahan, two-time Series champion Greg Wilson, recent Series winner and Pennsylvania-native Gerard McIntyre, Jr., former ASCS national champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Canada-native and former All Star winner Skylar Gee, former Macon Speedway All Star winner Justin Peck, and 2020 All Star Rookie of the Year contender Zeb Wise.

Led by nine-time and defending Series champion and all-time Series win leader Bill Balog, the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is the predominant open wheel force in the Badger State and will prove to be a true challenge for the All Stars as they face-off for the largest winner’s share in Wisconsin sprint car history.

In addition to Balog, boasting an incredible 114 Series victories during his tenure, the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will be represented by many of Midwest’s finest including Scotty Thiel, Jeremy Schultz, Scotty Neitzel, Jake Blackhurst, Russel Borland, and Joey Moughan.

"The Bumper-To-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Plymouth Dirt Track are extremely honored to be involved with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation event. Special thanks to Kevin Rudeen for bringing this truly special event to Wisconsin. I'm so proud of our relationship with Tony, the All Star teams and their entire organization," stated IRA President and race co-promoter, Steve Sinclair. "We're going to do our best to make this a very special night for all involved."

The Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race is one of three events on the All Star slate during the final weekend of May. The Series will kick-off the weekend with a visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Friday, May 29, then cap their trip to the Badger State with a Sunday night visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on May 31. The events at Wilmot and Angell Park will each award $5,000 top prizes.

Fans unable to make the journey to Plymouth Dirt Track for the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race can still witness the event online, live exclusively at FloRacing. To access live coverage visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network.

The events at Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway will also be broadcast live at www.floracing.com.

More news and information pertaining to the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at Plymouth Dirt Track will be posted in the coming weeks. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on social media, for further updates.

Red Robin to Sponsor 30th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek

Ryan Smith in the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers sprint car opening day at Lincoln Speedway
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Abbottstown, PA (February 23, 2020) – Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek is pleased to announce that Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the most anticipated week of racing in Central Pennsylvania.

“The PA Speed Week Association is pleased to welcome Red Robin as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week” said Alan Kreitzer a member of the association. “Red Robin is a great supporter of sprint car racing and this partnership will help to advance the growing popularity and prestige of the PA Speed Week series”.

“Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin looks forward to growing our partnership with sprint car racing by supporting the 30th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. We have been a locally owned and operated part of the central and eastern Pennsylvania communities for 27 years.  Race fans have supported Red Robin, and we look forward to bringing our two communities together during the most anticipated week in PA sprint car racing.  Whether it is memories of your favorite restaurant or the first time you saw the sights and sounds of sprint car racing, we all fondly remember those times with family and friends.    Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @RedRobinRacing.  Visit www.redrobinpa.com to place your online orders or to see our offers,” said Chris DeFrain, Chief Financial Officer at Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group.

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin has 21 locations in the Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Southeast and Harrisburg regions. Since 1993, Red Robin has been providing memorable guest experiences and great food.

The 30th annual PA Sprint Speedweek kicks off on Friday, June 26th at Williams Grove Speedway for night one of nine consecutive nights of racing.

Friday, June 26 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, June 27 - Lincoln Speedway

Sunday, June 28 - Selinsgrove Speedway

Monday, June 29 - Lincoln Speedway

Tuesday, June 30 - Grandview Speedway Inc.

Wednesday, July 1 - Port Royal Speedway

Thursday, July 2 - Hagerstown Speedway

Friday, July 3 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, July 4 - Port Royal Speedway

Earlier this off-season it was announced that the crown jewel of PA Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove on July 3, is slated to pay $15,000 to win. On Saturday it was announced that Lincoln’s Kevin Gobrecht Memorial will pay $9,200 to win on June 27.

In the heart of the PA Posse’s home, Central PA’s marquee event, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, has a storied history of being the most anticipated week of racing for 30 years. The coveted title has been won by some of the biggest names in sprint car racing including, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and defending and four-time champion Lucas Wolfe. Current NASCAR stars, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell have Speedweek wins on their resume. It truly is one of the greatest spectacles in dirt track racing and a must attend event for any race fan.

Apache Tree Service Announces Sponsorship Of Selinsgrove 305 Sprints Season Openers just weeks away for mods, 410 sprints and super lates



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/23/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Apache Tree Service of Middleburg has announced its title sponsorship of the IMCA/PASS 305 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2020.

The Apache Tree Service 305 Sprints are slated to make seven appearances at the historic oval throughout the season, taking to the track on May 9, May 23, June 6, June 28, July 11, August 15, and September 26.

Owner and operator of Apache Tree Service, George H. Long of Middleburg has been in the tree trimming business for 65 years, today offering a full line of tree service from stump and tree removal to trimming, chipping and lot clearing.

From Dauphin County to Montour, Potter and Mifflin County and all areas in between, Apache Tree Service offers full aerial trim services reaching over 65-feet using lift trucks and climbers. 

Call Apache Tree Service at 570.837.9692 or 570.837.2241 for all your tree trimming and removal needs.

Apache Tree Service will also be offering a $500 Kids Money Scramble at the track during the season ahead with the date to be announced early in the season.

The season opening Icebreaker 40 for combined modifieds is coming up at Selinsgrove Speedway in just under a month on Saturday, March 21 while the first show for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars and the super late models comes up just one week later on Sunday, March 29.

Veteran modified star Billy Pauch Sr. and his accomplished son Billy Pauch Jr. have already pre-entered for the March 21 Icebreaker 40 for mods.

Complete rules have been released and pre-registration is open for the upcoming Icebreaker with forms and rules currently available on the “Downloads” page of selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Drivers want to be sure to get their names on the pre-registry lists in order to be eligible for posted bonus money!

Any driver pre-registered by March 12 for the $24,000-plus Icebreaker 40 event will be eligible for a $500 bonus on top of the $5,000 posted winner’s share.

Likewise, any crate 602 sportsman modified driver who is pre-registered before March 12 will be eligible for a $200 bonus on top of the posted $1000 to win.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 11 am on March 21 with qualifying slated for 2 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with grandstand reserved seats priced at an additional $2.  Student general admission for ages 12 – 17 is just $15.  Kids ages 11 and under will be admitted for free.  Pit Passes are $40.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

Williams Grove Season Opener Three Weeks Away, March 15 Sprint contingency awards again on tap for 2020 courtesy of Fast Tees, Eshenaur Fuels, Hoosier & Keizer Wheels

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/23/20

Mechanicsburg – Hoosier will present the 2020 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway in just three weeks, slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in a $4,080 to win event.

The 410 sprints are the only division on the racing program with gates opening at noon followed by warm-ups at 1:30 pm.

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

Adult general admission for the season opener is set at $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Throughout the upcoming season, as they have for many years, Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will again be paying $300 to set fast time at all oval time trial events in honor of late speedway champion Jimmy Nace.

The total of Fast Tees Fast Time posted monies will again approach nearly $5,000 in 2020.

Eshenaur & Son fuels of Harrisburg returns to Williams Grove Speedway again in 2020 with the Eshenaur Fuels Last Lap Pass Awards for both regular and visiting open wheel divisions.

Eshenaur’s will again offer a $250 last lap pass award to any driver who makes a last lap pass for the win in the 410 sprint car division while a $100 bonus is posted for last lap pass winners in the 358 sprints.

Eshenaur’s will also offer $100 bonus last lap awards for all 305 sprint races during the season.

In addition, various product certificates will be awarded at numerous events during the season including vouchers for Hoosier Tires and Keizer Wheels.

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.