56 Entries Filed for Junior Knepper 55 at Du Quoin

Du Quoin, Illinois………Dillon Welch, Parker Price-Miller and Chris R. Andrews have filed their entries Sunday on the final night of the free entry period for the third running of the “Junior Knepper 55.”

The list for the Saturday, December 16 race at the Southern Illinois Center now boasts a field of 56 USAC Midgets for the non-points special event at the purpose-built, indoor racing facility at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, including the Clauson Marshall team with six entries, four of which are past Southern Illinois Center winners: multiple-time NASCAR Cup winner Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., reigning “Knepper 55” winner Tyler Courtney, USAC National Midget season-opener winner Justin Grant and Spring 2016 winner Shane Golobic.

Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports brings three of their own, including Christopher Bell and Matt Crafton, owners of three of the last five NASCAR Truck Series titles, plus USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year Tanner Carrick.

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Stenhouse, Bell, Courtney, Grant Enter As “Knepper 55” List Exceeds 50

Du Quoin, Illinois………Clauson Marshall Racing, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and Tucker/Boat Motorsports have all filed their entries for the Saturday, December 16 “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget “Special Event” indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.

CMR has entered six cars for the event, including the driver who won the very first “Knepper 55” in 2015, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi.  Stenhouse won twice, at Talladega Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup circuit in 2017 and is one of just eight drivers to win a NASCAR Cup, USAC Silver Crown, USAC AMSOIL National Sprint and USAC National Midget race in his career, joining Mario Andretti, A. J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Ken Schrader, and Tony Stewart.

His teammates include 2017 USAC Most Improved Driver and 2016 “Knepper 55” winner Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Indiana, plus Ione, California’s Justin Grant, the winner of the most recent race at the Southern Illinois Center, March’s “Shamrock Classic,” and Shane Golobic of Fremont, California, winner of the Shamrock Classic in 2016.

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Dreams Realized for Champions from Across the Globe

NASCAR Home Tracks Awards Spotlights Accomplishments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For a 17-year-old, Todd Gilliland was in a familiar situation when he took the stage at the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night.

He had, after all, done this all before. Just one year ago.

“Ever since I was little, all I wanted to do was drive a race car,” said Gilliland. “When I got that chance to do that for Bill McAnally Racing, I really wanted to win him a championship. And now I’m here giving my speech for my second year in a row; 2017 has been a dream season.”

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Dodge City Raceway Park Releases Action Packed 2018 Schedule

DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 8, 2017) – Outlaws, endures, USMTS, coaches, scintillating championship battles and more are in store for 2018 as Dodge City Raceway Park released its slate of events for next season.

Following an open practice session on Saturday night, March 24, the 2018 DCRP schedule encompasses 17 total nights of competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Along with a full complement of championship chase action featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks, a variety of special events along the way add spice to the mix.

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Swanson, Windom, Bayston Share Spotlight at Friday’s 62nd “Night of Champions” Celebration

USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Chris Windom and Spencer Bayston shared the spotlight along with other 2017 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night’s 62nd USAC “Night of Champions” celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.

Swanson, of Kingsburg, CA, Windom, of Canton, IL, and Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, earned National championships. Swanson was a third-time Silver Crown titlist, Windom a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Bayston a first-time National Midget champ.

Justin Grant of Ione, CA secured the $5,000 Mike Curb “Super License” in memory of Bryan Clauson and the $2,500 ProSource “Fast Time” Award. The former was for scoring the most National points combined in the three series, while the latter was for posting the most National fast qualifying efforts during the campaign.

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Dooling Hayward Motorsports Joins Forces with Richard Childress Racing for 2018 USAC Season and Beyond

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2017) – Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018; its 49th season as a race team.

It all began in 1970 for the No. 63 when it came into existence with the United States Auto Club (USAC).  Joe Dooling Sr., known as “Papa Joe” was awarded the No. 63 in which he took famed driver Lloyd Ruby to the Astros Grand Prix.  Since 1970 there have been many great drivers that have shared the seat of No. 63. 

In 2001 Papa Joe passed the racing torch over to his son, Joe Dooling Jr.  That year Joe hired Ed Carpenter who went on to earn the Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors.

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Eight Arctic Cat All Star events to be broadcast on MAVTV in 2018

BROWNSBURG, IN (December 8, 2017) – Recently unveiling a schedule that now includes 55 events at 36 different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now add even more hype to their 2018 campaign by announcing a multi-year broadcast agreement with MAVTV Motorsports Network that will stretch through the 2019 season.

A broadcast schedule that will include 16 original air and re-air times between September 2 and October 21, MAVTV will showcase Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition during eight different programs at eight different facilities in 2018, each being aired at least twice. Events to be broadcast on MAVTV include all three IRA co-sanctioned programs at Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track, Angell Park Speedway, and the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 on May 19, May 20, and June 30, respectively. MAVTV will also capture action during the first two dates of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; Attica Raceway Park on June 15 and Eldora Speedway on June 16.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions visits to Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville Raceway on July 27-28 will also be aired on MAVTV, with the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, awarding $51,000 in 2018, capping off the television schedule. The historic Tuscarora 50 will take shape on September 8 and will air for the first time at 8:00 PM on October 21.

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Teddy Hodgdon Joins SK Lights at Stafford Speedway for 2018

Stafford Springs, CT — As teams are busy preparing for the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, one driver who can’t wait to get started is Danbury native Teddy Hodgdon.  The 16-year-old driver will make the move from Legend Cars competition into the SK Light division where he will challenge for R.A.D. Auto Machine Rookie of the Year honors.

“I’m all fired up and I’m ready to get started on the next chapter of my racing career,” said Hodgdon.  “We did pretty well in the Legend Cars and hopefully we can do just as well as we did in the Legend Cars with the SK Light car.  I would like to win Rookie of the Year this season and if we could get a win, that would be amazing.  I’m not really setting high goals for myself, I’m more focused on learning the car and trying to set my plans for the future.”

Instead of his familiar #28 that he has carried throughout his entire racing career, Hodgdon will race in the SK Lights with the #55.  Hodgdon has sponsorship from Montanari Fuel and Champion Spark Plugs and it was the connection through Montanari Fuel that saw Hodgdon land the number 55 for the 2018 season.

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Rocky Mountain Raceways Announces Historic Final Racing Season

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – The 2018 racing calendar will mark the historic final season at Rocky Mountain Raceways, Spencer Young Sr., CEO of the Young Automotive Group announced Thursday. The storied venue, located in West Valley City, Utah, operates an NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, 3/8-mile asphalt oval track, and a premier motocross facility.  Plans are underway during the track’s offseason to create a memorable and eventful 2018 season across all three racing operations; the company will conduct more than 140 events in its celebratory campaign.

Just over 50 acres of property where the track resides was sold to Freeport West in 2014, and a five-year lease to continue racing operations was negotiated in order for RMR to continue serving racers and fans – not just in Utah but throughout the West.  That lease will expire at the end of the 2018 racing season without an option to renew, due to the direction of commercial development in West Valley City.

“We’ve invested a great deal in the racing community, and we aren’t walking away from that,” Spencer Young Sr. said.  “We will continue to sponsor racers and support racing.”

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2018 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Schedule Released

Masters of the Pros Event to be contested at a New Track in 2018

Salem, Indiana (December 7, 2017): Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS has officially released the 2018 schedule for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 2018 schedule will consist of 13 total races, with 12 of those being point events. 2018 will be the eighth season of competition for the crate late model touring series sanctioned by Champion Racing Association.

“We are really excited about the 2018 schedule with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “We have a great mix of events on the schedule again that will challenge our drivers throughout the season and provide some great racing for our fans!”

The 2017 Chase format for determining a series champion produced more teams competing for a championship, in every CRA division, than the previous year. Officials want to see that continue for the tracks and fans, while addressing ways to put more value in being the overall series point’s leaders. CRA will announce final changes to the Chase format for 2018 at the awards banquet on January 5th.

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2018 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Schedule Released

Numerous High Paying Special Events on the 2018 Schedule

Salem, Indiana (December 7, 2017): Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS has officially released the 2018 Schedule for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. The ARCA/CRA Super Series 2018 season will consist of 16 total races, with 12 of those being point events. 2018 will be the 22nd season of competition for the Template Super Late Model touring series that first raced in 1997.

“We are really excited about the 2018 schedule with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “Our 22nd season will provide our drivers with a great variety of challenging races on some of the best race tracks in the nation, with some of the most prestigious late model events in the country!”

The 2017 Chase format for determining a series champion produced more teams competing for a championship, in every CRA division, than the previous year.  Officials want to see that continue for the tracks and fans, while addressing ways to put more value in being the overall series point’s leaders. CRA will announce final changes to the Chase format for 2018 at the awards banquet on January 5th.

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Drivers Rossi, Daly competing on 30th season of ‘The Amazing Race’

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017) – Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly have been friends for years, and sometimes housemates since both joined the Verizon IndyCar Series full time in 2016. Now they’re something more: teammates for Season 30 of “The Amazing Race,” the popular, Emmy Award-winning reality competition show airing on CBS.

Rossi and Daly form “Team INDYCAR” for the competition that covers 10 countries, 21 cities and more than 29,000 miles in the quest to cross the finish line first and win $1 million. Team INDYCAR is among 11 two-person entries competing in the contest, which premieres at 8 p.m. ET Jan. 3 on CBS. The 30th season of “The Amazing Race” will conclude with a two-hour finale on Feb. 21.

“It was a pretty crazy experience, definitely different than what I thought it would be – but totally worth it,” Daly said. “It was fun to meet a lot of different people from different sports, different avenues of life. The cast really was one of the best parts of the show.”

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Ryan Newman Partners with Clauson Marshall Racing for USAC National Sprint Car Title Run; Tyler Courtney Named Driver

Indianapolis, Indiana………Clauson/ Marshall Racing, with the addition of NASCAR driver and USAC champion Ryan Newman to the team ownership role, will field veteran driver Tyler Courtney full-time on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2018.

Tyler Courtney, USAC’s Most Improved driver in 2017, moves over to the CMNR ride following a successful two-year run with TOPP Motorsports in which they teamed up for six USAC National Sprint Car feature wins.  Meanwhile, this past season, CMR was the home for Courtney’s first three career USAC National Midget victories.  For 2018, CMR’s home is where Courtney’s heart lies in the sprint car as well.

“It’s an opportunity I felt like I couldn’t pass up with the people who are going to be involved,” Courtney said.  “I don’t want to have any regrets ten years down the road for not doing it.  I talked to a lot of people who helped me make this decision.  They all said to go with my heart.  My heart is staying right here at Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing.”

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NASCAR, Whelen Announce Multi-Year Extensions

Will Sponsor Whelen Mod Tour, Whelen Euro Series Through 2024

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR and Whelen Engineering, Inc. announced today multi-year extensions to continue its entitlement sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series through 2024. Additionally, Whelen will also extend its designation as the “Official Warning Lights of NASCAR.”

“More than a decade of successful partnership has resulted in Whelen Engineering being deeply connected to many levels of our sport,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series are critical to reaching fans, developing talent and delivering great racing both domestically and abroad.” 

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR’s oldest division of racecars, is the premiere asphalt modified circuit in the nation. With a history dating back to Daytona Beach in 1948, the tour features a mix of passionate, veteran drivers with emerging young talent and includes races from New England to South Carolina. 

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Balanced Pavement/Dirt Mix the Ingredient for 2018 USAC Silver Crown Schedule

Indianapolis, Indiana………A helping of six pavement and five dirt races make up a balanced USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for the 2018 season, which marks the series’ return to the state of Wisconsin for the first time since 2011.
The Silver Crown cars will make their debut appearance on the half-mile, paved Madison International Speedway on June 29 for the “Cheesemakers 100.”  While it’s the big cars’ first go at the Oregon, Wisconsin joint, USAC’s National Sprint and Midget series did make a visit to the track in 1997 when Dave Steele (Sprint) and Jimmy McCune (Midget) captured their respective ends of the doubleheader.  Bobby East won Silver Crown’s last race in the Badger State at the Milwaukee Mile six years ago.
Madison is the lone addition to a schedule that features the most pavement races on the series’ card since 2007.  Of those six paved races, the largest in terms of size on the schedule is the season-opening “Phoenix Copper Cup” April 7 on Arizona’s one-mile ISM Raceway (formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway).  May brings two more to the hardtop on the 4th at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway for the “Rollie Beale Classic” and to Brownsburg, Indiana and Lucas Oil Raceway for the “Carb Night Classic” on the 25th.  The prestigious “Joe James-Pat O’Connor Memorial,” a race with origins that date to 1953, is back on the high banks of Salem (Ind.) Speedway on August 11.  Lucas Oil Raceway’s “Rich Vogler Classic” closes out the pavement set of the season on September 8.

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New Title Sponsor, New Venues Ring in Recharged USAC National Midget Series in 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana………A brand new title sponsor and a pair of new venues amongst a slate of popular series mainstays bring an invigorated USAC National Midget scene in 2018 with 23 events, 21 venues and nine states occupying the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship schedule.
The series has partnered with an innovative technology launching in January 2018 that rewards good drivers with great rates for car insurance, which will go hand-in-hand with benefits to the series and racers as a whole.
“P1 is the first insurance company to rate your driving skills on how you drive using smartphone technology,” USAC CEO Kevin Miller explained.  “P1 rewards great drivers and also rewards our great drivers at USAC with incentives that will enhance purses and point funds in addition to contributing to individual driver sponsorships based on activations within their app.  USAC will be promoting P1 throughout the year to a vast fan and competitor base to increase activation.  This program has the ability to dramatically impact the direction of USAC circle track dirt racing.”

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USAC Sprints Slated for 45 Events from Coast-to-Coast in 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana………Following a year of renaissance with a new breed of drivers ascending to the top of the standings, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship reloads for a 2018 schedule that includes 45 events between the months of February and November.
 
Leading off the schedule once again for the ninth-straight season is “Winter Dirt Games” at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park on February 15-16-17.  The wintertime defroster begins a season that carries with it a number of tried and true tour staples including Eastern Storm and Indiana Sprint Week.
 
Eastern Storm expands to six races for the first time with annual Pennsylvania dates at Grandview (June 14), Williams Grove (June 15), Port Royal (June 16) and BAPS Motor Speedway (June 17).  Furthermore, for the initial time, three different states will be represented in Eastern Storm with the 12th edition entering first-time USAC venues in New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway on June 18 and New York’s Weedsport Speedway on June 19.

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The TCR International Series Hands Over to WTCR

FIA, WSC and Eurosport Events enter a two-year agreement

Yesterday in Paris, the FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the birth of the WTCR, FIA World Touring Car Cup. The new series will run to the TCR Technical Regulations, under a two-year licensing agreement between the FIA, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events Ltd (EEL) and WSC Ltd, the owner of the TCR concept and trademark.

As part of the agreement, the TCR International Series and WTCC will be discontinued in 2018 and 2019, while the FIA European Touring Car Cup will no longer run.

A maximum of 26 entries will be accepted, with priority given to existing TCR International and WTCC teams. Two further wildcard entries will be permitted at each event at the discretion of EEL and the FIA. Entries can be lodged with the FIA from 15 December until 30 January 2018.

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Birch Run Speedway to Host $10,000 to Win Masters of the Pro’s 200

Salem, IN. (December 6, 2017) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS Officials and the Management of Birch Run Speedway & Event Center located in Birch Run, Michigan, are pleased to announce that the 2018 Masters of the Pro’s, Pro Late Model event sanctioned by the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, will take place at Birch Run Speedway on Friday, June 8th. 2018 will be the sixth edition of the Masters of the Pro’s and for the first time, the event will be contested at the four-tenths mile Birch Run Speedway. Fifty-Six laps have been added to the traditional 144 lap distance, making this 200 lap race the longest race in JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour history.

The 200 lap event will pay $10,000 to win plus bonuses, making it the highest paying Pro/Crate Late Model event in the country currently scheduled for 2018. In addition, the winner will be awarded a signature green jacket, similar to the one that is known for adorning the champion of golf’s Masters event. The Masters of the Pro’s will be a one day show on Friday, June 8th and will be 200 green flag laps. Pits stops, utilizing controlled cautions, will contribute to the strategy necessary to win this prestigious event.

“All of us here at Birch Run Speedway & Event Center are very excited to host this event during a big weekend of racing in Pure Michigan,” remarked Speedway General Manager, Mike Szukhent. The 2018 Masters of the Pro’s 200 at Birch Run Speedway Friday night, June 8th, follows afternoon activities during day one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 weekend at Michigan International Speedway. “200 laps of late model racing, featuring top drivers, with pit stops, this is really exciting” Mr. Szukhent enthusiastically added.

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2018 Schedule Set For K&N Pro Series East

Mix of Top Short Tracks & Combination Events Highlight Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the heels of a 2017 season that saw the impact of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series – and its graduates – reverberate throughout the NASCAR ladder, the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East calendar was announced today. It features a slate of some of the most historic short tracks on the East coast, as well as a number of combination events with the NASCAR national series designed to provide an elevated opportunity for the sport’s rising young stars.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season will again take the green flag on the season on Sunday, Feb. 11, as a featured part of the 52nd Annual World Series of Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. The high-banked half-mile, just 10 miles from Daytona International Speedway is an instrumental part of the NASCAR season launch.

The champion will be crowned on Friday, Oct. 5, on the concrete high-banks of Dover International Speedway. The “Monster Mile” saw a pair of NASCAR Next drivers, Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland, battle it out for the 2017 title, with Burton taking the win and his first NASCAR championship.

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Knepper 55 Midget Field Nears 40; Wease, Beauchamp & Peck Enter

Du Quoin, Illinois………A “Turkey Night Grand Prix” winner, an Indiana Sprint Week feature winner and an All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner are among the latest of 38 entries, thus far, for the Saturday, December 16th “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center.
 
Billy Wease, the 2006 “Turkey Night” winner, finished 9th at Du Quoin in March’s “Shamrock Classic.” The Noblesville, Ind. driver has entered for the indoor dirt race in Amanda Wease’s No. 12w.  Brent Beauchamp has filed his entry to pilot his own No. 11 at the “Knepper 55.” Beauchamp was a 5th place finisher at Du Quoin in March and has been strong on the tough, local Indiana bullring scene in a sprint car where he is a two-time Lincoln Park Speedway champion (2012 & 2017) and captured an Indiana Sprint Week feature win at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway in 2016.  Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana is set to wheel Kenny and Reva Irwin’s No. 7K in Du Quoin.  Back in June, Peck topped the competition in an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Macon (Ill.) Speedway.
 
As entries continue to pour in daily, the field already features a talented field of champions and race winners across the board including 2016 ARCA champ and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe of Mitchell, Indiana, two-time Indiana Midget Week champ and four-time Kokomo Speedway titlist Shane Cottle of Kokomo, Indiana.

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Todd Bertrand Launches Website

NEMA competitor Todd Bertrand launched his new website today, https://www.toddbertrandracing.com. Visit his Squarespace site to view his 2018 schedule, learn about his team or contact him.

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Let’s Talk Racing Returns

Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT has brought back  Let’s Talk Racing on their Facebook page. The semiweekly live show features promoter Mike Bruno and public relations director Justin St. Louis. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series facilitiy is returning to a 1/2 mile dirt oval next season on Sunday nights.

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Wiscasset Speedway Hosting Monster Truck Throwdown

Monster Trucks will visit Wiscasset (ME) Speedway on Friday, May 25 at 7 PM and Saturday,  May 26 at 2 PM.

Sources:  Wiscasset Speedway

 

NASCAR K&N Pro Series Coming to Gateway Motorsports Park in 2018

150-lap race will be one of only two East-West combo events

December 5 — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is coming to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois on Friday, August 24, 2018. The inaugural Midwest Melee will be one of only two East-vs.-West combo races scheduled for the 2018 NASCAR season. (The other East-vs.-West combo race will be held at Iowa Speedway).

The K&N Pro Series’ Midwest Melee — to be held on Coors Light Pole Night for the INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 — will consist of 150 laps (187.5 miles) with a halftime break. The approximate starting time for the K&N Series race will be 9 p.m. Practice for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from noon to 7 p.m. with free spectator admission.

Race day — Friday, August 24, 2018 — will include practice, qualifying, and the 150-lap event.

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USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma Debuts in 2018

USAC Sprint Car racing is coming to the Sooner State in 2018 as the newly-formed Wingless Sprints Oklahoma (WSO) makes its on-track debut.

A number of dirt track venues have already signed on to host the series in the upcoming season, including Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, Okla.), Oklahoma Sports Park (Ada, Okla.), Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.) and Enid (Okla.) Speedway.

Wingless Sprint Car racing has been a fixture in Oklahoma for the past handful of years under the WOW Wingless Fast5Fridays banner, but this year, USAC WSO is expanding the rulebook to an economy engine rule that allows racers to utilize existing engines being raced in sprint cars and sport modifieds throughout the region, including current WOW/WLS engines with two or four-barrel carburetor options, current two-barrel champ sprint legal engines and sealed 305 c.i. engines. In addition, a Hoosier tire point fund will reward USAC WSO drivers throughout the season.
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CRA Releases 2018 Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Schedule

Sportsman to Feature New Triple Crown Series

Salem, IN (December 5, 2017) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have released the 2018 schedule for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS. 2018 will be the 13th season of competition for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series that crowned Jason Neal as its 2017 Owners Champion and KC Spillers as its 2017 Drivers Champion.

The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman have a total of 11 events on the 2018 schedule, including a new Triple Crown Series that will feature three 100-lap, $2000 to win events, and a points fund that will pay the Triple Crown Champion $1000. There will also be 2 random draw winners for $500 each from all teams that have attended all three Triple Crown events.

The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman will have three events at Anderson Speedway located in Anderson, Indiana, including one Triple Crown event. The series will have two events at Mt. Lawn Speedway, located in New Castle, Indiana and Baer Field Motorsports Park, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with each track hosting one Triple Crown event. The series will have two events each at Lucas Oil Raceway, located just west of Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana, and at Winchester Speedway, located in Winchester, Indiana.

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CRA Releases 2018 Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock Schedule

Four Crown Series to Expand to Five Crown in 2018

Salem, IN (December 5, 2017) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have released the 2018 schedule for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS. 2018 will be the 14th season of competition for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Series that crowned Colby Lane as its 2017 Champion.

The Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks have a total of 14 events on the 2018 schedule, including five $3000 minimum to win, 200 lap events with the newly expanded Five Crown Series. The Five Crown events will be held at Shadybowl Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway, Anderson Speedway, Winchester Speedway and a new 200 lap event at Mt. Lawn Speedway, located in New Castle, Indiana, where the series last raced in July of 2010. The series will have three total events at Winchester Speedway and at Anderson Speedway and two events at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2018.

The series will be part of the Second Annual Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway, after having 74 cars attend the inaugural event this past May. The series will also have single events again at Salem Speedway and at Baer Field Motorsports Park in 2018.

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2018 Dates Announced for IWK 250 & NASCAR Race at Riverside

Management for Riverside International Speedway are pleased to announce two significant event dates for the 2018 season. The IWK 250 Super Race Weekend presented by Steve Lewis is set for July 12 to 14 and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Weekend featuring the Bumper to Bumper 300 will be August 17 and 18. Both events are major stock car races on the Canadian racing calendar and those that fans from throughout the Maritimes and beyond plan their holidays around.

“It is important we get these dates out as early as we can,” said Paul McLean, general manager of Riverside International Speedway. “We’ve been getting requests for next year’s dates basically since the day after this year’s IWK 250. We’re pleased to be able to satisfy those requests so early this year.”

The IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis is a must do event for Maritime race fans and a bucket list event for fans from throughout North America. It attracts entries from the biggest names in Canadian super late model stock car racing and stars from NASCAR. 2017 saw the legendary Mark Martin come out of retirement to be a part of the IWK 250, along with a visit from Chocolate Myers well-known fuel man for Dale Earnhardt Sr. as well as co-host of Tradin’ Paint on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Other NASCAR celebrities who have been part of the IWK 250 include Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Matt Crafton, Ricky Craven, Aric Almirola, David Reutimann, Marcos Ambrose, Austin Theriault, and Regan Smith. Smith is the only NASCAR celebrity to ever win the IWK 250; Truro’s Dylan Blenkhorn is the defending champion.

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Swanson, Windom, Bayston Celebrate USAC National Championships in Indianapolis Friday; Western Champs Celebrate January 27 in Las Vegas

USAC’s 62nd “Night of Champions” National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 8, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC’s 2017 racing series will be honored during the gala evening.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, CA earned his third USAC Silver Crown Championship while Chris Windom of Canton, IL captured the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN.

The affair will be held again this year in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI), which will be held December 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center, located just one block south of the banquet facility.

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