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Thursday, April 22, 2021

LOOKING AHEAD: Trips to New Jersey & Ohio for World of Outlaws in May World of Outlaws Will Visit Bridgeport (May 18), Attica (May 21) & Sharon (May 22)

 


SWEDESBORO, NJ - April 21, 2021 - A three-race swing against the PA Posse in May will lead the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars to New Jersey and Ohio for three dates over five nights.

The Greatest Show on Dirt makes its one and only stop on Jersey's Shore with an appearance at the newly-reconfigured Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday, May 18. Following that, a doubleheader weekend in The Buckeye Stateguides the 900 horsepower machines to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 21 and then Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 22.

BRIDGEPORT TICKETS (5/18)
ATTICA TICKETS (5/21)
SHARON TICKETS (5/22)

When Bridgeport comes into play on Tuesday, May 18, the World of Outlaws will encounter their third different configuration at the Swedesboro, NJ facility.

Labeled "The Fastest Dirt Track in the East," Bridgeport was notoriously a lightning-quick 5/8-mile oval for years. Recently, a smaller 3/8-mile bullring was built inside the bigger track to open up the addition of more classes at the track. Now, for the first time, the World of Outlaws are coming back to race on the newly-reconfigured 4/10-mile surface.

Sammy Swindell was the king of speed when it came to the 5/8-mile big track, winning five of seven contested events. In 2019, Danny Dietrich took the first and only Series victory on the 3/8-mile oval. Now, it's anyones guess as to who conquers the 4/10-mile soil.

"I love any opportunity we get to visit a new track," Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel said. "Obviously we've been to Bridgeport before, but the track was totally different then, so now we basically leveled the playing field and we're back to square one. It'll be interesting to see who can figure the place out first."

A two-day break follows Bridgeport as teams travel to Attica Raceway Park for the Kistler Engines Classic on Friday, May 21. The first of two trips to the Attica, OH 1/3-mile will serve as a tune-up for the prestigious Brad Doty Classic which comes on Tuesday, July 13.

Dating back to the 1990 debut at Attica, the World of Outlaws have contested 16 events at the track. 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz is the winningest driver in Outlaw competition at Attica with four wins to his credit aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. Ohioan Dale Blaney and The King Steve Kinser are also multi-time winners. Kyle Larson enters as the most recent winner in 2020.

"Attica is a tough race track," championship leader Brad Sweet, who has two top-fives in 11 starts, said. "You really have to get your elbows up at that place and the racing can get pretty wild. There's no doubt it always produces some exciting racing for the fans."

On Saturday, May 22, a 14-year absence from Sharon Speedway will end. The Series hosted nine events from 2002 to 2007, but haven't been back since. Over that six-year span, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski were the only multi-time winners.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who sits second in the current championship standings, will look to join his father Jac Haudenschild as an Outlaw winner at Sharon. The Wooster, OH native takes extra pride when racing in his home state, proven by his wildly-popular victory at Wayne County Speedway last year.

"It's always special racing in your home state," Haudenschild said. "Attica and Sharon are both places I've won at before with the All Stars, so I'm excited to try and pick up an Outlaw win at those places."

Before the World of Outlaws take to Bridgeport (May 18), Attica (May 21) and Sharon (May 22), the Series will finish out a busy month of Spring action. The Bristol Throwdown this weekend (April 22-24) will lead into events at Jacksonville, IL (April 29), Odessa, MO's I-70 (April 30 - May 1), Rossburg, OH's Eldora (May 7-8), and Pennsylvania's Lincoln (May 12) and Williams Grove (May 14-15).

At the moment, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, leads the championship standings thanks to five victories through the first 13 of 83 races. He and the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team are chasing their third consecutive World of Outlaws title.

The closest challengers behind Sweet are Haudenschild (-92) aboard the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 and Gravel (-98), a 59-time winner driving the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top ten in the current point standings is Carson Macedo (-110), Logan Schuchart (-110), Aaron Reutzel (-134), Donny Schatz (-184), Kraig Kinser (-234), Brock Zearfoss (-318), and Jason Sides (-348).

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

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK WINNERS:
4 wins - Donny Schatz (Fargo, ND)
3 wins - Dale Blaney (Hartford, OH)
2 wins - Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN)
1 win - Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)
1 win - David Gravel (Watertown, CT)
1 win- Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN)
1 win - Stevie Smith (New Oxford, PA)
1 win - Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)
1 win - Joe Gaerte (Rochester, IN)
1 win - Joey Allen (Hanover, PA)

SHARON SPEEDWAY WINNERS:
4 wins - Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN)
2 wins - Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO)
1 win - Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
1 win - Jason Meyers (Clovis, CA)
1 win - Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN)

BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY WINNERS:
5 wins - Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)
1 win - Danny Dietrich (Gettysburg, PA)
1 win - Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)
1 win - Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN)

Photo - Cameron Neveu

Port Royal Speedway Set For First Open Wheel Madness Event of 2021

 


By- Justin Snyder
 
Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 21, 2021)- Can you feel the madness? Port Royal Speedway welcomes three divisions to the Juniata County oval this Saturday, April 24th, for Open Wheel Madness 1! 


It’ll be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars joined by the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars and the first visit of the season for the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars. 

Gates Open at 3:00 pm EST with racing set to kick off at 6:00pm EST. General admission is $20; Students $10 and pit admission is $30. Fans will also be able to partake in $1 Hot Dog Night at the Speedway! 

Logan Wagner enters the weekend as the points leader for the 410 Sprint Cars following a big win against the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend that was worth $10,000. In search of his fourth consecutive track title, Wagner holds a resounding 100-point advantage over Anthony Macri. Dylan Cisney (-150), Jeff Halligan (-175) and Mike Wagner (-185) fill out the top-five.
 
This will be the second visit of the season for the 305 Sprint Cars. Nick Sweigart scored the victory during their April 3rd opener and he enters the weekend as the points leader in search of his first career track title. Dave Grube (-15), Garrett Bard (-25), Justin Clark (-30) and Ken Duke (-35) make up the top-five. 

The URC 360 Sprint Cars will be making their first visit to the Speedway for 2021 and they will be competing for $2000 to win. Anthony Macri scored the victory in the series most recent visit to the track in 2020 and the last nine winners of the event have been 410 Sprint Car standouts pulling double duty. 

Brock Zearfoss (2019), Kyle Reinhardt (2019), Ryan Smith (2019), Steve Buckwalter (2018), Lucas Wolfe (2018), Greg Hodnett (twice in 2017) and Mark Smith (2016) all have victories with the series along with Hank Rogers Sr. (1962), Earl Halaquist (1967), Ryan Wilson (2012) and Randy West (2013). 

The series has only run one club event in 2021 and it was Ryan Smith scoring the victory at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. He enters the weekend as the series points leader over Andy Best (-8), Dallas Schott (-15), Jason Shultz (-20) and Derek Locke (-25). 

For fans choosing to watch from home, racing activities will again be available via PPV streaming on FloRacing and information regarding purchase can be found at www.floracing.com. 

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for any potential changes and updates throughout the week. 

GRAND ‘SLAMMIN’: Sammy Swindell to serve as Grand Marshal for Bristol Throwdown The three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion won twice at Bristol Motor Speedway

 


BRISTOL, TN – April 21, 2021 – Sammy Swindell has never shied away from a stage with thousands of eyes watching. Especially when it's one of the biggest stages in motorsports: Bristol Motor Speedway.

He put the thunder in "Thunder Valley" multiple times as a driver, but this weekend “Slammin’ Sammy” will be entertaining fans as the Grand Marshal of the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown (April 22-24).

“I’m looking forward to it,” Swindell said. “It gives me a chance to come and be a part of it.”

He’ll make appearances – including an autograph session on Friday – throughout the historic event, which sees the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars return to the iconic half-mile track for the first time in 20 years and the Super DIRTcar Series makes its Bristol debut.

The three-time World of Outlaws champion and 394-time Series, of Germantown, TN, became a Titan of the Tennessee track. In the World of Outlaws’ four previous visits to “The Last Great Colosseum,” he won the 30-lap events in 2000 and 2001, and set the overall track record of 13.860 sec. at an average speed of 138mph. In comparison, NASCAR’s track record on the asphalt track is 14.528 sec. at an average speed of 132mph – set in 2019.

“I hope they don’t beat my record,” the 65-year-old chuckled. “Trying to hang on to some of this stuff as long as I can.”

The high speeds never bothered him. He enjoyed it.

While leaving Bristol one day, a Tennessee trooper stopped Swindell and told him, ‘You were the fastest one out there today.’ Swindell said, ‘Oh, yeah?’ The trooper responded, ‘185.’

“I’ve had people clock me at [the Syracuse Mile] and other places at 180,” Swindell said. “It’s a lot different running a car that fast but you just have to make sure your stuff is tight. It’s what I’ve always tried to do, make sure everything is tight so the input I put in the steering goes to the wheel and there’s no slop in the steering or spindles or whatever.

“I always enjoyed running the faster places. The speed didn’t really bother me, I guess. It was just a matter of getting there and doing the same thing you do all the time. Try to go as fast as you can.”

At those speeds, the race becomes a chess match. Every move has to be calculated. Taking lessons learned from racing on mile-long tracks, like Syracuse, Swindell said while closing on another into the corner, instead of following them at their speed, it was better to roll back and then carry the speed through the turn. Then, he’d drive by.

Drafting comes into effect, as well. You can feel it, he said. As you’d close on the car in front of you, you could feel your speed pick up and the RPMs of the motor increase.

“There’s a lot of things that come into play,” Swindell said. “You have to time everything right because everything is going at a faster rate than normal.”

While he’d prefer to be on track with the stout field of drivers entered for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown, he's another eager fan excited to see how the racing will be 20 years after his last win. The motors have about 100 more horsepower now, he said, but the reduced banking and different tire compound will slow the cars down... He hopes for the sake of his track record.

No matter his duties as Grand Marshal, "Slammin' Sammy" Swindell is sure to put the thunder in "Thunder Valley" once again.

"Sometimes you have to wind up the crowd a little bit," he said.

To see Swindell and the rest of the stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Bristol Motor Speedway, get your tickets at BristolMotorSpeedway.com.

You can also watch Swindell further talk about his Bristol win in the Bristol Watch Party video in the Exclusive section on DIRTVision.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

THE WAY BACK: Kyle Larson's World of Outlaws Return at Bristol Brings it all Full Circle NASCAR Star Making First World of Outlaws Start Since Historic 2020 Season

 


BRISTOL, TN - April 20, 2021 - In the depths of personal struggle, Kyle Larson rose from what he called the lowest point of his life and soared to the mountaintop of dirt racing in 2020; and became a better man through it all.

It was only 53 weeks ago during the COVID-19 pandemic when the Elk Grove, CA native lost his ride at Chip Ganassi Racing and made headlines everywhere amid controversy. He went to work on himself, but he still needed to provide for his family, so it was back to his roots, which are firmly planted in the dirt.

What followed was an astonishing stretch. He ran 97 features and won 46 times. He won in Sprint Cars, Midgets, Silver Crown, and even shocked the world with a Late Model win. He took owners like Paul Silva, Kevin Rumley, Sean Michael, Chad Boat, Harley Taylor & himself to victory lane. He won from coast-to-coast whether it was scoring Driller's in Tulsa, pounding the Posse in Pennsylvania, or shunning the Outlaws in Knoxville. His overwhelming and historically-significant success on the soil catapulted him into discussions with Doug Wolfgang and Steve Kinser for the greatest season in history.

That season, which will forever be remembered by those who witnessed it, helped launch Larson back to the NASCAR Cup Series. He's now at Hendrick Motorsports and successfully making a career on the pavement, but at the end of the day, Sprint Cars still have his heart.

This weekend, Larson brings his rollercoaster ride of a year full circle as he makes his 2021 season-debut with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sprint Cars are where Kyle found his love for the sport. Sprint Cars are where he honed his craft. Sprint Cars are where he found his way back. Sprint Cars are where he'll always have a home.

"Dirt racing is super important to me," Larson led with. "It's what I grew up doing. I've known it all my life."

Focusing on this weekend, the Bristol Throwdown marks Larson's season-debut with the Series and also his first-ever Sprint Car race at the Bristol, TN 1/2-mile. In total, Larson has 26 starts at Bristol between the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Truck Series, K&N Series, and Dirt Late Models. He won a 2018 Xfinity race, but believes Sprint Cars will be a different animal.

"I don't think there is much at all I can take from laps in the Late Model or Cup Car that would benefit me here with the Sprint Car," Larson elaborated. "The cars are so much faster. You just have to pay attention to how the track is changing. I hope it gets and wide so we can put on a good race."

"It's gonna be ultra-fast racing for sure," Larson continued. "I mean you've got Sprint Cars at over 900 horsepower weighing 1400 lbs vs. a Cup Car at 3,500 lbs and around 750 horsepower. I think lap times will be crazy fast like 12-seconds. I still think it'll be fairly similar to other half-miles, though. I just don't think the pace will slow off as much as it does at other places because you have the banking and the load to carry speed throughout the night."

Entering this weekend's event, which pays $25,000-to-win Saturday's finale, Larson only has one Sprint Car start in 2021 compared to countless races last year. He won his season-debut last weekend with the All Stars Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove (PA) Speedway, but still believes their is rust to knock off on practice night.

"I think it's way different because last year I was racing almost every day of the week and we built a huge notebook and I was fresh as a driver," he explained on his mindset. "Now, this is only my second race back in Sprint Car since November so there's some rust there. The Outlaws are just so much more aggressive than the All Stars with double-file restarts and such. It's the little things you have to perfect to be good with the World of Outlaws."

One advantage for Larson? Paul Silva: the mechanical mastermind who owns and wrenches on the Finley Farms #57. Another advantage? Kevin Rumley: Larson's Late Model crew chief and iconic engineer who has been talking shop with Silva lately.

"We've talked about gearing and stuff compared to Port Royal when I ran the Late Model and Kevin gave Paul some notes on springs and such to give us a gauge with the setup," Larson said on their relationship. "Paul is ridiculously smart, so I trust him completely. "For the most part we ran a similar package almost everywhere we went last year, so I'm sure Bristol will be slightly different, but he's got it under control. If anything, our biggest focus should be me qualifying better on half-miles."

Having already competed on Dirt Bristol with multiple other organizations and disciplines, the Californian is now excited to see how the World of Outlaws can build momentum from racing on the stage that Bristol provides.

"I think it's a great opportunity to showcase our sport even more," Larson said. "It sounds like there are a lot of tickets ordered and they're expecting a great crowd. I hope it's a great event that runs smoothly with tight racing and good finishes so the fans enjoy it. The World of Outlaws do a great job promoting their events and putting on a show for the fans. The opportunity is there to have a great weekend all around. The buildup has been great already."

Instead of Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. this week, Larson flips from racing the best in NASCAR to the best in the World of Outlaws like Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo, and his brother-in-law Brad Sweet.

"I'm really competitive with Brad," Larson acknowledged on that family bond. "I want to beat him more so than anybody else and I'm sure the same goes for him with me. Brad is by far the best driver out there right now with the best team too. He'll be the guy to beat, but the Outlaws as a whole are extremely competitive. You can look down the field and pick apart guys that are good on half-miles. They're the best Sprint Car drivers in the world and they do this every single weekend. They're hard to beat for a reason. It's always fun competing against them."

Larson and the rest of the World of Outlaws will take center stage at the 1/2-mile stadium this weekend with three intense, electrifying nights of The Greatest Show on Dirt. It all begins with a practice night (6-9pm) on Thursday which is run in conjunction with a special pre-race show LIVE on DIRTVision, where you can watch this weekend’s action and all of the World of Outlaws events with a FAST PASS. A full program of racing follows on Friday and Saturday with the potential of a Sunday rain date. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

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

Photo - Trent Gower

Wilson Nets Top 10 at Attica Raceway Park and Top Five at Waynesfield Raceway Park

 


Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (April 20, 2021) - Greg Wilson produced another successful weekend in Ohio.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team to a 10th-place result last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica followed by a fifth-place showing on Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park.


"I'm feeling better every week," he said. "I feel like we're learning a lot and when that happens then you become more confident, knowing you can do things and the car will respond."

The weekend began on Friday with Wilson qualifying second quickest in his group before he finished where he started - third - in a heat race at Attica Raceway Park. That earned a spot into the feature redraw. Wilson pulled the No. 7 to line up on the inside of the fourth row.

"Attica was pretty good," he said. "The whole goal is to get our team headed in a better direction. What I took out of the night was that we were way better early in the night than we've been with qualifying and heat racing. The track was a little different than we thought it'd be. Working with what we are doing to be good early, we made some bad adjustments to the car and got it too tight in the feature. But we were still okay. When I left there I felt like it was a good night as far as what we learned and also I was frustrated because I felt like we should have been better than our result."

The 10th-place finish was Wilson's second straight top 10 at the track.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Wilson tackling a Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt Series show at Waynesfield Raceway Park. A heat race win started him on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"We were pretty good all night long," he said. "I should have done something with bolting new tires on. That was the fourth feature on the left rear and second or third on the right rear. It's not like they looked bad, but in hindsight it could have made a big difference in competing for the win. We fell back as far as seventh. We got back to third and we were running the leaders down. I feel like the tires sealed over. On a caution the bleeder let some air out and once it built back up we struggled right at the end and we fell to fifth. With that being said, that was a more complete night than we've had this year in the 410. We learned about our setup and probably the most about our motor program."

The fifth-place performance was Wilson's first top five in 410ci sprint car action this year and his fifth overall.

His racing plan this weekend will be contingent on how the weather looks as the weekend nears.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 10 (7).

April 17 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -


14 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -


TBD


UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -


TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

*PHOTO BY PAUL ARCH* 

Henderson and Sandvig Kick Off Knoxville Raceway Season With Top 15

 


Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 20, 2021) - Justin Henderson wheeled the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 to a 15th-place finish during the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season opener at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night.

The result gives the team its third top-15 finish in three races to begin the 2021 racing season.


"We learned a lot about the car and we were having a pretty good night, but ultimately we still have room to grow," Henderson said. "We thought we knew what to do going into the night, but ultimately found a couple things not to do that will help us going forward."

Henderson kicked off the evening by laying down a quickest lap of 16.118 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for 16th out of 37 cars in attendance. He followed that up by locking himself directly into the feature by finishing fourth in a heat race.

Henderson, who started the feature 18th, advanced as high as 10 th. However, he got shuffled back during two late restarts and settled for 15th at the finish line.

"We were actually moving forward pretty good and honestly I just made a bunch of poor decisions on those last few restarts," he said. "Every time I decided to make a move there at the end it seemed like it was the wrong move. I just need to be better as a driver and we'll be in good shape going forward."

Henderson believes they were able to learn a lot about the car and the experience racing against multiple World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invaders will benefit them long-term in their quest for a Knoxville Raceway championship.

"It's not too often that you look at a 15th-place finish as the precursor to a championship season, but I think we learned a ton about this car and the motors are running as good as they ever have," he said. "There were some really good cars in attendance and we passed quite a few cars that didn't get back by us. We've got a really strong team and once my instincts get caught up behind the wheel and we shake off the rust from the offseason I think we're in for a very successful season."

The team will again tackle Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 15 (18).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top five, 0 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rider Racing Engines

Rider Racing Engines has been building high performance engines in Central Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. No matter whether you're racing a street stock or a World of Outlaws sprint car, Rider Racing Engines can put you in Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.RiderRacingEngines.com .

"We can't do this without great partners and they certainly make us fast night in and night out," Henderson said. "I always feel reassured knowing we have Rider power under the hood and I'm thankful for their help."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

*PHOTO BY LEISTER PHOTOGRAPHY* 

Hagar Excited to Be Part of Field During World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown

 


Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 20, 2021) - A dream will become a reality this week for Derek Hagar, who is invading Bristol Motor Speedway for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown.

Hagar will compete at the paved oval in Bristol, Tenn., that has been covered with dirt on Friday and Saturday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.


"I try not to go in with too big of expectations," he said. "I want to make the show and have a good performance and finish the race. This is probably the only time I'll ever go around Bristol. I want to be a part of history and try to make the best of it."

Hagar is one of three dozen competitors who were selected to compete at the famed oval that last hosted a weekend of World of Outlaws races in both 2000 and 2001.

"Us 90s kids grew up playing the Ratbag 2002 video game and the No. 1 track we raced at was Bristol," he said. "To be part of it when it's coming back and to say in 20 years I was there on the return to the dirt on Bristol is special. I want to take the family and make memories.

"I don't really know what to expect. I know it's going to be fast. I've been that fast in a silver crown car on a mile track. Racing with a wing on it is totally different with g forces and downforce. You'll get there a lot quicker."

SEASON STATS -


3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -


Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com


Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Summit Truck Group

Summit Truck Group is a heavy truck dealership with locations in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit http://www.SummitTruckGroup.com .

"Summit Truck Group jumped on board with us a couple of years ago," Hagar said. "We appreciate the support of such a reputable company. They sell a great quality truck and provide a great service."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

*PHOTO BY JONES SPORTS MEDIA* 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Rico Abreu caps Mid-Atlantic All Star road trip with podium at Bedford Speedway

 


Date: Thursday, April 15th
Event: Thursday Night Thriller
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 16th (22nd)

Date: Friday, April 16th
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): DNQ

Date: Saturday, April 17th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (9th)

Date: Sunday, April 18th
Event: Johnny Grum Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 19, 2021) – Rico Abreu’s four-race All Star Circuit of Champions stretch through Virginia and Pennsylvania may have started out slow, but things picked up in a hurry, as the St. Helena, California-native successfully put together a pair of top-ten finishes in his final two starts, highlighted with a podium run on Sunday evening at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. 

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Lucas Oil Products/Curb Records/Self Made/No. 24 sprint car, led the first 22 circuits around Bedford’s high paced half-mile, eventually overtaken by Pennsylvania standout, Anthony Macri, during a single-file restart with eight laps remaining. Nearly crossing back underneath Macri, Abreu held on to finish second; his seventh top-five outcome of the 2021 season, as well as his 12th top-ten.

One night prior, Abreu finished ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic. Honoring the speedway’s all-time sprint car win leader, Abreu started exactly where he finished at the “Speed Palace,” kicking-off his evening with a heat race victory. 

“It feels good to put together a pair of solid results. Things didn’t really start out too well for us this weekend, but we kept our heads up and we kept working hard. Positive results create a lot of confidence and that’s what our team needs right now is confidence,” Rico Abreu said, who had to settle with a 16th-place score at Virginia on Thursday and a missed A-Main start at Williams Grove on Friday. “I can’t thank all of my partners enough for their hard work and support thus far in 2021. The plan is to get a win for them this weekend.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a trip to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24. Dubbed the Bristol Throwdown, the two-day program, beginning with practice on Thursday, will award a combined winner’s share equaling $35,000; $10,000 on Friday and $25,000 on Saturday. 

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

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

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

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 18
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 7
Total Top-10s: 12
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only
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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
(724) 954-4915, altmeyer119@gmail.com

Tony Stewart opens his All Star triple with victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Three top-tens in three open wheel starts

 


Date: Thursday, April 15th
Event: Thursday Night Thriller
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (8th)

Date: Friday, April 16th
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (8th)

Date: Saturday, April 17th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (7th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 19, 2021) – Despite a two month gap in his competitive schedule, last operating his Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car during starts in Georgia and Florida, “Smoke” Tony Stewart went on to score three consecutive top-ten finishes with the All Star Circuit of Champions, kicking things off with a blockbuster victory, one of the biggest of his sprint car career, during the Thursday Night Thriller at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia, on Thursday, April 15. 

The win, accompanied by a $12,000 payday, was fought on two different fronts, as not only was there a stacked field of full-time All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse representatives, but tire wear was also an issue. Suffice it to say, Smoke proved he had what it takes to overcome each obstacle, eventually winning in dramatic fashion with a last corner pass over Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck. Peck, the current All Star points leader, suffered from a flat while racing to the checkers.

“We weren’t the fastest car by any means. We kinda figured out early that it was going to be a tricky surface and ultimately a challenge for tires. I just tried to run my car straighter than those guys ahead of me,” Tony Stewart said in Virginia Motor Speedway victory lane, who now owns All Star victories at six different facilities. “We could see that (Justin Peck’s) tire was getting pretty worn. I could see the cords so I told myself if he can run the car that hard and make it work, good for him. Being second while trying to save tires was going to be a good night for us.”

In addition to his five-figure score at Virginia Motor Speedway, Stewart also nailed down top-ten appearances during Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic (sixth), as well as during Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic (seventh). On top of that, Stewart qualified for all three All Star dashes during the weekend, winning a pair of heat races along the way. 

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing have not unveiled plans for the coming weekend. Fans are encouraged to stay alert on social media for continuing updates pertaining to Tony Stewart’s schedule. 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. 

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. 

Tony Stewart:
Web: www.tonystewart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsrsmoke/ 

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

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 9
Total Wins: 2
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 6
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Zearfoss makes long haul home to Port Royal for Keith Kauffman Classic; Bristol weekend next

 


By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 19, 2021) – With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events in Oklahoma and Texas getting the best of Mother Nature, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss decided to pack his bags and hit the road, setting his GPS for the annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. 

Despite an all night tow from Oklahoma to Central Pennsylvania, Zearfoss was eager to compete, set to rejoin the All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since February. Not to mention, as a former Port Royal Speedway track champion, Zearfoss knows his way around the coveted “Speed Palace.”

Although Zearfoss ultimately missed the top-ten, it was a sound night for the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native, ending his evening with a three position charge from 15th to finish 12th. Zearfoss qualified for the $10,000-to-win blockbuster, with 45 cars entered for action, by finishing second during his respective heat race. 

“My team and I looked at the map and asked ourselves if it was possible. Once we figured out it was doable, we hit the road,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “It was great to get back to Port Royal and race in front of our family and friends. Getting laps there is important. We did some things and I think we’ll be in better shape once we return.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a trip to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24. Dubbed the Bristol Throwdown, the two-day program, beginning with practice on Thursday, will award a combined winner’s share equaling $35,000; $10,000 on Friday and $25,000 on Saturday. Zearfoss will enter the Bristol doubleheader weekend ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by three top-ten finishes in 13 contests. 

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

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

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

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 9
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 3

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

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

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography

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

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

Danny Dietrich highlights All Star weekend with top-ten at Port Royal; Another Central PA triple on deck

 


By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 19, 2021) – Despite a rocky start to his four-race weekend, forced to settle with a “DNF” at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday after losing a right rear tire while battling inside the top five, then plagued with oil pressure issues during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich recovered to the best of his ability, eventually highlighting the four-race All Star Circuit of Champions stretch with a sixth-place outcome at Port Royal Speedway.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, started tenth during Port Royal’s $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic, ultimately climbing ahead four spots in 30 laps for his 13th top-ten performance of the year. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native earned his way into the Saturday night showstopper by finishing second during his respective heat race. 

Although missing the top-ten during his final start of the weekend, Dietrich did indeed finish, this time cashing in a B-Main transfer position for a 16th-place score during Bedford Speedway’s Johnny Grum Classic on Sunday.

As aforementioned, Dietrich was battling inside the top five at Virginia Motor Speedway when his right rear tire fell victim to an abrasive surface. The 2020 Central PA Sprint Cars Point Series champion kicked-off his evening in the Old Dominion with the fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“It was a long weekend, but we are out here to race and that’s exactly what we are going to do,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns one victory thus far in 2021. “The beginning of the weekend didn’t go too well for us, but we were able to recover for a nice finish at Port, and some solid laps at Bedford. Regardless, I’m proud of my team and I can’t thank them enough for their help and hard work. We have another big weekend ahead, but we’ll be ready.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a three-pack in the Keystone State, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23, an undisclosed location on Saturday, April 24, and Selinsgrove Speedway for the $5,088-to-win Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 25. A decision for Saturday will be made later in the week.

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

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

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

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

STATS:

2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 7
Top-10s: 13
Wins: 1

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

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

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

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

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship 

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

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

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography

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

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

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Prepare for Historic Weekend at Bristol The Greatest Show on Dirt Meets The Last Great Colosseum Once Again

 


BRISTOL, TN - April 19, 2021 - One of the most anticipated events of the year is finally here.

This weekend, after a 20-year absence, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is making its grand return to the iconic Bristol Motor Speedway.

Transformed to a clay-filled colosseum, the 1/2-mile stadium offers up three intense, electrifying nights of The Greatest Show on Dirt. The weekend begins with a practice night (6-9pm) on Thursday which is run in conjunction with a special pre-race show LIVE on DIRTVision, where you can watch this weekend's action and all of the World of Outlaws events with a FAST PASS.

On Friday, racing officially begins with a full program of Qualifying, Heat Races, Dash, Last Chance Showdown, and a 25-lap, $10,000-to-win Feature. On Saturday, we're back at it again, but this time with a $25,000 payday on the line; the highest of any Sprint Car race to date in 2021.

BUY TICKETS HERE

With such a monumental weekend lined up, the storylines are plentiful. Here's a few of the countless times to watch:

20 YEARS IN THE MAKING: It's been almost two decades since the World of Outlaws last visited Bristol Motor Speedway. The Series debuted at the iconic NASCAR venue in 2000 when the dirt was first laid down and Mark Kinser & Sammy Swindell split wins. The Greatest Show on Dirt came back again in 2001 with Donny Schatz and Sammy Swindell sharing victories.

In 2002, the dirt was absent and as were the Outlaws. That dry spell lasted year-after-year and Bristol soon became a historical token of yesteryear. It seemed to be a distant memory until the breaking news came in late December 2020 that dirt was returning in a big way. World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Trucks Series, and more.

GUESS WHO'S BACK: Kyle Larson, the man who set dirt racing ablaze with his 46-win campaign in 2020, will make his 2021 season-debut with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars this weekend at Bristol. The Elk Grove, CA native comes into the weekend fresh off an All Stars Circuit of Champions victory at Williams Grove (PA) Speedway aboard the Paul Silva owned #57.

A 12-time winner with the World of Outlaws last year, Larson has the advantage of being the only of 38 drivers this weekend with experience on the current edition of dirt on Bristol. In March, he finished second in two Dirt Late Model events and was looking strong in both the NASCAR Trucks and Cup Series races before being collected in crashes. So far in 2021, Larson has finished on the podium in all eight Late Model/Midget/Sprint Car features.

VIEW THE FULL ENTRY LIST HERE

HALF-MILE HEROES: This weekend, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are back at a big track (Bristol is .533 miles) for the first time since opening the season at Florida's Volusia Speedway Park. Since the beginning of the 2019 season, the Series has contested 45 events at half-mile race tracks. Over that span, 13 different winners have found victory lane with eight of those racers striking at least twice.

Leading the way with the most half-mile wins over that span is Donny Schatz (9), David Gravel (8), Logan Schuchart (6), Kyle Larson (6), and Brad Sweet (5).

TENNESSEE TWANG: A pair of drivers, both former World of Outlaws winners, will be competing in their home state of Tennessee this weekend. Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN and Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN are also two of only five drivers (Schatz, Shaffer, J. Haudenschild) racing this weekend that previously competed at Bristol in 2000-01. Sides is a 17-time Series winner aboard the Rico Abreu Racing #7S, while McMahan has 27 Series victories to his credit and drives the CJB Motorsports #23 this weekend.

It's not just drivers, but also tracks in The Volunteer State that have a storied history with the World of Outlaws. Including Bristol, the Series has visited seven Tennessee venues dating back to Milan Speedway in 1982. Most recently, Shane Stewart and Donny Schatz split wins when the Series raced at a make-shift quarter-mile at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville.

NASCAR CONNECTIONS: Three of the top teams in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series are owned by NASCAR Cup Series winners, who each have success on the concrete at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing fields the Carquest, Ford Performance #15 for Donny Schatz, a 10-time Series champion gunning for his second-career win at Bristol. Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb is a lethal two-car operation with two-time Series champion Brad Sweet in the NAPA Auto Parts #49 and Australian James McFadden in the Karavan Trailers #9. Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing is co-owned by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with Sheldon Haudenschild piloting the NOS Energy Drink #17.

WHAT OFF WEEKEND?: Although both events at Lawton (OK) Speedway and Devil's Bowl (TX) Speedway were rained out, that doesn't mean all of the Outlaws took the weekend off. Five teams booked it to Knoxville (IA) Raceway, where the World of Outlaws will race on June 11-12 and August 11-14 for the Knoxville Nationals; while another two teams hauled to Port Royal (PA) Speedway, where the Series will visit on October 8-9.

Sheldon Haudenschild's decision to bolt to Knoxville made him one of the most talked about subjects of the whole weekend. The Wooster, OH native, who currently sits second in World of Outlaws championship standings, rallied from 14th to win his first-career feature at the Knoxville half-mile thanks to a stunning last-lap pass on Gio Scelzi. Sheldon and the NOS Energy Drink #17 will carry that momentum into this weekend at Bristol and later trips this year to Knoxville.

THE NEED FOR SPEED: In 2001, a Tennessee state trooper whipped out his radar gun and clocked Sammy Swindell at a top speed of 185 MPH down the straightaway at Bristol Motor Speedway. His still-existing track record of 13.860 seconds averaged out at a whopping 138.441 MPH. The real question is: how fast will they go this weekend?

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

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN

On the Internet
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

Around the Turn: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series transitions to a Midwest tripleheader following Bristol. A Thurdsay, April 29 appearance at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway leads into the two-day FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at I-70 (MO) Motorsports Park on April 30, May 1.

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Venturing to Bristol Motor Speedway This Weekend

 


Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 19, 2021) - David Gravel has logged a lot of laps at Bristol Motor Speedway via the famed World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series video game that was released in 2002.

This weekend the Big Game Motorsports driver will be able to compete in real life on the half-mile oval that has been covered in dirt. The track in Bristol, Tenn., hosts the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown on Friday and Saturday, marking the first series race at the oval since June 2001.


"There's a lot of anticipation," Gravel said. "It's something we always did on the World of Outlaws game back in the day. They've been racing there for a month or so and the track is very fast. It will be a big crowd, a great arena. It's pretty much like a football stadium. I'm anxious to see how it goes and how the track races.

"We'll be going faster than back in the early 2000s. I'm hoping they'll have the track slick where were not going 180 miles per hour. Hopefully it's nice and wide and racy so we can put on a good show for everybody."

Gravel enters the event ranked third in the World of Outlaws championship standings. This weekend presents a unique opportunity as all but five of the scheduled competitors will be making their first laps at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"I know we have great running engines and light race cars," he said. "We have the pieces to go really fast. I expect our motor program to shine and to have a lot of speed. As long as we get the car to roll around the corners we'll be in good shape. My goal is to set quick time both nights, start on the front row and go for the win. I think we are capable."

Last weekend's World of Outlaws shows at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, were postponed because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -


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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

*PHOTO BY TRENT GOWER PHOTOGRAPHY* 

Sides Returning to Bristol Motor Speedway This Weekend for First Time Since 2001

 


Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (April 19, 2021) - Jason Sides is one of only five drivers heading into the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown this weekend with sprint car experience at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sides competed in June 2001 during the most recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the famed pavement oval that has been covered with dirt.


"It wasn't real easy," he said. "We crashed the first night. I didn't get hurt or anything. Someone blew a power steering line and was up against the outside guardrail down a straightaway. We were right behind him. We hit and then someone ran over us from behind. It tore the car up pretty bad and I remember we worked on it in a parking lot."

Sides is hoping to have a less-eventful weekend this Friday and Saturday when the track in Bristol, Tenn., welcomes the World of Outlaws for the first time in nearly 20 years.

"My goal is to hopefully make both shows and not tear anything up or hurt any motors," he said. "We've taken some measures and changed a few of the rod ends and radius rods to make it a little stronger. I did have a wing built for that place that's a little stronger with thicker material.

"The track is so fast and kind of narrow. When something happens in front of you there's no place to go and you can't get slowed down. Watching some of the late models and modifieds, it's like the brakes aren't sufficient because they have to pitch it sideways and they end in a big pile of cars. It all happens so quickly."

Sides is coming off a dormant weekend as World of Outlaws races at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, were postponed because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -


14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series


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"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."

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

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Anthony Macri races by Rico Abreu to claim Johnny Grum Classic at Bedford Speedway

 


BEDFORD, Pa. (April 19, 2021) - Just one night following his incredible 19 position rally from 21st to finish second in Port Royal Speedway’s annual Keith Kauffman Classic, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania’s Anthony Macri did one better, literally, and secured his first FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2021 season, doing so during Bedford Speedway’s Johnny Grum Classic on Sunday, April 18. The victory, earning Macri a $6,000 payday, was accomplished from the outside of row two, utilizing a restart with eight laps remaining to work by race-long leader and California invader, Rico Abreu.

“These guys gave me one hell of a car all weekend long and it finally paid off,” Anthony Macri explained in Bedford victory lane, driver of the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication/C&D Rigging/No. 39M sprint car. “I don’t know what to say, I’m out of breath. I just tried to pace myself there at the end and not do anything stupid.”

Abreu, who started on the pole by way of dash victory, led the first 22 circuits of the 30-lap contest. Setting sail around the very topside of the speedway, Abreu seemed uncatchable, but as traffic started to intensify, Abreu’s momentum began to suffer allowing Macri, who found his way to second for the first time on lap 11, to shrink Abreu’s command. Just as a battle for the lead was about to break out, caution flags appeared on lap 13 ultimately eliminating traffic and clearing the path for Abreu.

A similar situation would occur on lap 22, as heavy traffic entered the picture once again for Abreu forcing the driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/No. 24 to check up on his speed. Caution flags returned to the speedway on lap 23, and although it rid the speedway of any slower traffic, Macri was more than ready for another opportunity at a single-file restart behind Abreu’s No. 24.

The second try proved to be the charm for the “Concrete Kid,” as the now two-time All Star Circuit of Champions winner dived to the bottom of turn one to drive across in front of Abreu. The move stuck, immediately extending his command to a multi-second advantage.

“I noticed on that first restart that (Abreu) kinda jerks the wheel when he gets ready to take off,” Macri continued. “When he started to turn his wheel again, I got on the gas and got a great run down the frontstretch. I knew that was my chance and I’m glad we were able to capitalize.”

Once claiming the top spot, Macri was untouchable, racing on to secure his place on Bedford Speedway’s victory lane stage. Rico Abreu held on to claim second, followed by Paul McMahan, Cory Eliason, and Kyle Reinhardt.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Bedford Speedway - Sunday, April 18, 2021
Event: Johnny Grum Classic
Entries: 30
C&R Racing Hot Laps: Paul McMahan - 16.390
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 16.199
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Kyle Reinhardt
Kear’s Speed Shop presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Rico Abreu
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Jeff Halligan
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: AJ Flick
FloRacing A-Main Winner: Anthony Macri
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Lucas Wolfe (+9)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 23-Paul McMahan, 16.199; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.257; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu, 16.285; 4. 11-Ian Madsen, 16.294; 5. 55w-Mike Wagner, 16.333; 6. 91f-Tony Fiore, 16.414; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 16.415; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 16.425; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.425; 10. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.431; 11. 72-Tim Shaffer, 16.441; 12. 10-Zeb Wise, 16.466; 13. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.472; 14. 5-Brent Marks, 16.485; 15. 13-Justin Peck, 16.510; 16. 35H-Zach Hampton, 16.527; 17. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.530; 18. 24-Kerry Madsen, 16.541; 19. 39-Chase Dietz, 16.541; 20. 45-Jeff Halligan, 16.585; 21. 2c-Dylan Cisney, 16.597; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.607; 23. 6-Ryan Smith, 16.643; 24. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.706; 25. 4-Cap Henry, 16.748; 26. O7-Lucas Wolfe, 16.759; 27. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.792; 28. 2-AJ Flick, 16.827; 29. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.859; 30. 880-Drew Ritchey, 17.048

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 3. 11-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 23-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 4-Cap Henry [9]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 8. 35H-Zach Hampton [6]; 9. 2-AJ Flick [10]; 10. 39-Chase Dietz [7]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 72-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 5. 55W-Mike Wagner [3]; 6. 6-Ryan Smith [8]; 7. 45-Jeff Halligan [7]; 8. O7-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [10]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 24-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 6. 91F-Tony Fiore [3]; 7. 2C-Dylan Cisney [7]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [9]; 9. 10-Zeb Wise [1]; 10. 880-Drew Ritchey [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 24R-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 23-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 72-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 7. 11-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 55W-Mike Wagner [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 45-Jeff Halligan [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 4. 2C-Dylan Cisney [3]; 5. 35H-Zach Hampton [1]; 6. O7-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [8]; 8. 39-Chase Dietz [9]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch [7]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 11. 10-Zeb Wise [11]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 23-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [5]; 6. 13-Justin Peck [11]; 7. 72-Tim Shaffer [3]; 8. 11-Ian Madsen [7]; 9. 55W-Mike Wagner [8]; 10. 5-Brent Marks [13]; 11. 17B-Bill Balog [9]; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10]; 13. 24-Kerry Madsen [14]; 14. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [12]; 15. O7-Lucas Wolfe [24]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [20]; 17. 2C-Dylan Cisney [22]; 18. 4-Cap Henry [18]; 19. 91F-Tony Fiore [16]; 20. 10-Zeb Wise [25]; 21. 35H-Zach Hampton [23]; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer [15]; 23. 45-Jeff Halligan [19]; 24. 99M-Kyle Moody [21]; 25. 6-Ryan Smith [17] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu (1-22), Anthony Macri (23-30)

TONY JACKSON SCORES SUPER SPORTSMAN VICTORY AT BAPS

 


YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Tony Jackson remembers his last Super Sportsman race of the 2020 season at BAPS Motor Speedway.

 It’s kind of hard to forget. Jackson had a hefty eight-second lead over the field and was on his way to an easy victory when a part failed, and he hit the fence in Turn 1.

 On Saturday, Jackson got a measure of redemption on Sipe’s Lawn Care and Landscaping “Features Only” Night at the speedway. The Carlisle driver made up a lot of ground over the last 12 laps and executed a last-lap pass on Chase Gutshall to take the win in the 25-Lap event.

 “I’m speechless,” Jackson said. “I never thought with 12 to go that we were going to win, but that’s why you never quit.

  “The only thing that could make this better is if we come back next week and go back-to-back, but wins are hard to come by. The last race down here last year was a heartbreaker. We had that race won.

  “I think we had an eight-second lead with four to go. I drove into one, had a part failure, and I hit the fence. I said, ‘Man, we just need some better luck this year, and I think we can contend and win races and run for the points. So, we will chip away each week.” 

            

In 602 Modified action, Steve Davis was victorious. Troy Miller topped the 358 Late Model field, with Andrew Hogue taking top honors in the Extreme Stock main and Seth Kearchner winning the Central Pa. Legends main.

 As for Jackson, he didn’t gain any points on his competitors with show-up points in place, but he might have stumbled on something that can help him later in the year.

Chase Gutshall started on the pole and took the early lead. He controlled the event through the first and only caution, which occurred on Lap 13, when Luke Deatrick suffered a flat tire.

Jackson, who started fifth on the grid, was running fourth at the time. He jumped to the top on the restart to take third from Chris Meleason and set sail after the leaders.

“When I watch Kyle Larson race, I think I race harder,” Jackson said. “I watched him last night rip the top, and I watched that. 

 “I watched them go out and water [the track] before the feature, and I thought, ‘Man, I like that they are doing that.’ Then we came out, and it was really wet up there, and I was afraid for a while.”

Continued Jackson, “We were running fourth, got a good restart, and got by Chris. With 12 to go, I told myself, ‘I’m running into one as hard as I can run. If it sticks, it sticks. If it doesn’t, we’re going to be in the fence.”

Jackson made it work. He used the outside to pick off Matt Ondek on Lap 17 and started to track down the leader.

Gutshall was setting a good pace, but Jackson was a little better. He got his shot coming to the white and made it happen over the final circuit, getting to the outside in the first and second corner.

“I will be honest, with two to go, I thought my only shot was on the top,” Jackson said. “That lapped car was a pick, and I knew Chase was running the bottom.

“When I got him coming down the frontstretch into one, I used the lapped car again going into three. I kind of rode in above him, drove down, and thought, ‘Unless he rips the top here, we should be good.’”

Jackson was good and took his first win of the season by 1.070 seconds. He also received a last-lap pass award of $250 from W.C. Eshenaur and Son.

Gutshall settled for second, with Kenny Edkin, Ondek, and Meleason completing the top five. Mike Enders was the Mac Tools Hard Charger, advancing 10 spots.    

In the FXG Sign & Label/Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 602 Modified feature, Davis started 10th and carved his way to the front, taking the lead from Michael White on the 11th circuit. But White didn’t go away, returning the favor on the 14th circuit.

Davis continued to pressure for the lead. He made the last pass in the entertaining battle on Lap 17 and led the final 13 circuits for the win. Michael White, Adam White, Skylar Sheriff, and Kody Sites completed the top five. Randy Stoudt won the Skylar Sheriff Motorsports Hard Charger Award.

The Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model event featured 10 cautions and two leaders, with Troy Miller topping Ben Whitaker at the finish.

Whitaker started on the pole and led the first five circuits. Miller, who started seventh, took the top spot away on Lap 6 and led the rest of the way in the 20-lap event, beating Whitaker, and Wayne Pfeil to the stripe.

In Super Homes Extreme Stock action, Andrew Hogue passed Donnie Broderick on Lap 9 and sped away to the win. Bill Powell advanced from 14th to second, with Johnny Palm completing the podium.

Kearchner started third in the Gene Latta Ford Central Pa. Legends main presented by Baker Door Company and stalked early leader Travis Perry.

Perry was setting a pretty good pace, but Kearchner slipped by for the lead on the 15th circuit. He led the rest of the way and took the checker over Perry, Chris Transeau, Stephen Wurtzer, and Bill Diehl. 




BAPS Motor Speedway

York Haven, Pa.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 69J-Tony Jackson[5]; 2. 1A-Chase Gutshall[1]; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin[7]; 4. 2M-Matt Ondek[4]; 5. 8M-Chris Meleason[2]; 6. 70D-Frankie Herr[10]; 7. 35-John Edkin[8]; 8. 77-Russ Mitten[13]; 9. 25-Tyler Wolford[3]; 10. 30-Scott Dellinger[19]; 11. 360-Jay Fannasy[11]; 12. 14-Nate Young[12]; 13. 00-Troy Rhome[15]; 14. 22-Daniel John[17]; 15. 3B-Mike Enders[25]; 16. 19R-Eric Rutz[23]; 17. 5D-Luke Deatrick[14]; 18. 21R-Jamie Rickert[21]; 19. (DNF) 7-Timmie Barrick[16]; 20. (DNF) 8-Rich Eichelberger[9]; 21. (DNF) 77W-Tom Wyckoff[20]; 22. (DNF) 29-Adam Wray[18]; 23. (DNF) 383-Steve Fannasy[6]; 24. (DNS) 10H-Dave Hollar; 25. (DNS) 38-Allan Hallman. 


Lap Leaders: Chase Gutshall (1-24), Tony Jackson (25)



FXG SIGN & LABEL/DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT 602 MODIFIEDS


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 13-Steve Davis[10]; 2. 43-Michael White[4]; 3. 15-Adam White[9]; 4. X5-Skylar Sheriff[7]; 5. 99K-Kody Sites[15]; 6. 0INK-Kevin Brady[5]; 7. 10-Randy Stoudt[20]; 8. 22-Rick Wegner Jr[8]; 9. 47Z-Zach Steffey[16]; 10. 12-Eric Kocher[6]; 11. M1-Mike Schane[14]; 12. 21-Greg Reed[12]; 13. 1JR-Talan Carter[17]; 14. 45JR-Scott Maher[11]; 15. 5+-Craig Ramich[13]; 16. 10K-Kolyn Schane[18]; 17. 12C-Joe Ciambrone[1]; 18. (DNF) 17-Bobby Kupp[3]; 19. (DNS) 28-Bobby Bracall; 20. (DNS) 123-Mark Lenker. 


Lap Leaders: Michael White (1-10), Steve Davis (11-13), White (14-16), Davis (17-30)



CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS 


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 115-Troy Miller[7]; 2. 13X-Ben Whitaker[1]; 3. 72-Wayne Pfeil[6]; 4. ONE-Chuck Schutz[3]; 5. 99-Chad Smith[8]; 6. 15-Jared Miller[4]; 7. 21M-Matt Murphy[14]; 8. 115S-Shaun Miller[13]; 9. 68-DJ Groft[11]; 10. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[17]; 11. 21-Joey Hoffer[19]; 12. 48-Kyle Nicholas[20]; 13. 85-Chad Earnst[5]; 14. 14-Kyle Saylor[15]; 15. (DNF) 88C-Chuck Cox III[16]; 16. (DNF) 97-Devin Frey[10]; 17. (DNF) 20-Colin Knaub[18]; 18. (DNF) 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[9]; 19. (DNF) 22-Chase Billet[12]; 20. (DNF) 55-David Parrigan[21]; 21. (DNF) B12-Cameron Benyou[2]


Lap Leaders: Ben Whitaker (1-5), Troy Miller (6-20)



GENE LATTA FORD CENTRAL PA LEGENDS PRESENTED BY BAKER DOOR COMPANY


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner[3]; 2. 19-Travis Perry[1]; 3. 18-Chris Transeau[4]; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer[5]; 5. 53-Bill Diehl[14]; 6. 32-Quinn Trimmer[11]; 7. 4-Justice Calabro[28]; 8. 2D-Owen Dimm[2]; 9. 27-Logan Carbaugh[9]; 10. 30-Alex Robinson[7]; 11. 56-Zach Baxter[17]; 12. 94-Greg Burd[18]; 13. 26-Shaun Abney[20]; 14. 19J-Jonathan Robinson[16]; 15. 1G-Shawn Groft[21]; 16. 4J-Choya Young[23]; 17. 07-Bob Stough[12]; 18. 41-Chuck Dell Jr[30]; 19. 31-Lincoln Kearchner[29]; 20. 17-Cory Phillips[27]; 21. 18J-Jorjie Sweger[10]; 22. 7-Preston Alleman[15]; 23. 9-Rick Hartwig[19]; 24. 25-Eric Hurst[31]; 25. 00-eric McClane[32]; 26. 11R-Scott Musselman[26]; 27. Z13-Vincent Wenrich[24]; 28. 2A-Cody Altland[8]; 29. 5-Scott Houdeshell[6]; 30. 55X-Richie Dobson[22]; 31. 71-Joe Racine[25]; 32. 3-Scott Montgomery[13]. 


Lap Leaders: Travis Perry (1-14), Seth Kearchner (15-20)


Legends B Main Finish (10 Laps/4 Qualify to A Main): 1. 31-Lincoln Kearchner[2]; 2. 41-Chuck Dell Jr[3]; 3. 25-Eric Hurst[1]; 4. 00-eric McClane[4]; 5. 15S-John Snavely[6]; 6. 79S-Michael Stoppard[5]; 7. 824-Brian Scott Rampmeyer Jr[12]; 8. 74-Joey Racine[9]; 9. 9D-Brady Dillon[13]; 10. (DNF) K24-Ryan Voland[7]; 11. (DNF) 27X-Michael Ohler[10]; 12. (DNF) 16-Tyler Kaylor[14]; 13. (DNF) Z12-Randy Getz Jr[8]; 14. (DNF) 19R-Roy Denike[11]. 



SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 25-Andrew Hogue[8]; 2. 7-Bill Powell[14]; 3. 7JR-Johnny Palm[7]; 4. 97-Donnie Broderick[2]; 5. 52-Austin Hogue[10]; 6. 54-Chase Rehbein[6]; 7. 79-Patrick McClane[9]; 8. 47-Bob Scott Jr[3]; 9. 7F-Hunter Fulton[1]; 10. 11B-Keith Bissinger[5]; 11. 33-Michael Goodwin[4]; 12. 75X-Kevin Dobson[16]; 13. (DNF) 97X-Paul Sylvester[13]; 14. (DNF) 92-Blake Jacobs[12]; 15. (DNF) 64-Brandon Wanner[19]; 16. (DNF) 51-Hunter Whitcomb[17]; 17. (DNF) LAZY8-John Wright[15]; 18. (DNF) 7J-Jordan Fulton[11]; 19. (DNS) 59-Marley Whitcomb. 


Lap Leaders: Donnie Broderick (1-8), Andrew Hogue (9-20)



Photo: Tim Basehore (WRT Speedwerx)