Archive for January 25th, 2017

Guaranteed Starter Races Added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier Schedule

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues hosting guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday, July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee, will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position.

Track Manager Joe Bassett welcomes the opportunity making the April 30th date with the Granite State Pro Stocks in town, the first guaranteed starter opportunity.

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#RoadToBristol: Southern Super Series Announces Criteria for Provisionals

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) on May 21, 2017, is one of the most anticipated short track racing events of the 2017 season. Three different sanctioning bodies will be able to award guaranteed starting spots for the race. The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco has decided to award its three provisionals to the top teams that participated in all four series events leading up to the Short Track U.S. Nationals.

To be eligible for the provisional starting spot, a competitor must race at the season-opening 41st Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway, the second annual North/South SLM Challenge at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the first race of the season at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and the first race of the season at Mobile International Speedway (AL).

“The Southern Super Series has chosen to reward our Series regulars by awarding those spots right out of our points standings after the first four races,” stated series competition director Dan Spence. “This opens the door to anyone who competes in the first four races, even if they weren’t able to make it to Victory Lane.”

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ASCS Mid-South Region Invades Arkansas in 2017

TULSA, Okla. (January 25, 2017) Making its return, the ASCS Mid-South Region has been revamped to sanction Sprint Car races across the state of Arkansas in 2017.

For the series’ first year back since 2006 when Darren Stewart topped the final standings, the 2017 season currently has a dozen dates with two to five more in the works as tracks confirm their schedules. Each regular season event will pay $2,000 to win, $300 to start.

I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. will be the focal point of the Mid-South Region with seven nights of competition, including the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals, happening October 12-14. The series kicks off the 2017 season on April 1 at “Hammer Hill” and follows that with July 29. The other Little Rock dates are September 9 and September 30.

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Cole Williams Big 2017 Campaign Begins at Speed Fest

BORDEN, IN — After competing in only a handful of races in 2016, Cole Williams is kicking off his 2017 season in a big way by heading to Georgia for one of the most prestigious early-season races. The Indiana native travels to Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA this weekend (January 27 – 29) for SpeedFest 2017.

“I am looking to travel more this year than in years past. Usually, the first race of my season is in April, so it feels weird to be starting January this year,” said Williams. “Winning always makes for a successful weekend, so we’re going to try to start the season with a win. Also, keeping the car in one piece until the end, that will be key to accomplish getting into victory lane.”

SpeedFest 2017 marks the 20 year-old’s maiden voyage to Crisp Motorsports Park. The Business Marketing Major is a student of the game and he hopes the homework he’s done will ease his learning curve once he hits the track.

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NASCAR Drive for Diversity Announces 2017 Driver Class

Six Drivers Selected to Join Rev Racing in Sport’s Top Development Program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2017) — After a season of milestones for NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates competing across NASCAR national series, the industry’s flagship development program for multicultural and female drivers has announced that six drivers will join its 2017 class. The drivers were selected after a competitive combine held last October at New Smyrna Speedway and will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The 2017 class features a former NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series champion, the granddaughter of one of the sport’s female pioneers, and NASCAR Drive for Diversity’s first sibling teammates. The drivers will attempt to follow in the footsteps of program graduates and current national series drivers Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr., and 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Daniel Suárez.

“Now more than ever, we’re seeing the impact of NASCAR’s development program in producing drivers who excel at the highest echelons of our sport,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “There’s a great deal of talent and potential in this year’s class. With the strong foundation that NASCAR Drive for Diversity provides, these drivers will have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to elevate their racing careers.”

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2018 Chili Bowl Dates and Ticket Information Released

TULSA, Okla. (January 25, 2017) The 32nd running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire may be just under a year away, but tickets for the biggest indoor Midget race in the world go on sale in just over two months’ time.

Starting Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the offices of the Chili Bowl Nationals will begin renewing tickets for the 2018 event, which is scheduled to take place January 9-13, 2018 inside the River Spirit Expo Center. As soon as tickets go up for renewal, the list for new ticket orders will also begin.

The deadline to renew is Friday, April 28, 2017. Tickets will be pulled by hand over the next month. As soon as all renewed tickets have been pulled, new ticket orders will be filled as long as tickets are available.

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Nasse Looks to Carry Momentum into Speed Fest

Pinellas Park, FL —  Stephen Nasse kicked off his 2017 season with a podium finish at the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) just a few weeks ago. After challenging for wins late in 2016, the Pinellas Park, FL driver looks to carry his momentum into CRA SpeedFest this weekend at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) and grab that big race win he’s been so close to lately.

“Buggy Pletcher and I have been showing up each and every week with fast cars and have been so close to winning a hand full of big races,” said Nasse. “We just need put the whole thing together and I know we can do it.”

This marks the first time Nasse is making the trip to Crisp Motorsports Park since 2013 and he earned a career best finish of 15th at the Cordele, GA track in 2012.

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Brandon Gdovic Joins DAC Motorsports Lineup for the 24 Hours of Daytona

China Grove, N.C. (January 25, 2017) – Brandon Gdovic is joining DAC Motorsports’ driver lineup for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway Jan 28-29. Gdovic will be piloting the No. 18 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.

Gdovic completes a championship-caliber roster that includes Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series regulars Emmanuel Anassis and Anthony Massari. Gdovic has raced with this team of drivers throughout the 2016 Super Trofeo season. The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 team is rounded out by Indy Lights driver Zachary Claman DeMelo.

“I am excited to head to Daytona with the DAC Motorsports team for their Rolex 24 debut in the Lamborghini Huracan GT3,” said Gdovic. “I am looking forward to getting in the GT3 car for the first time and racing it in my second consecutive Rolex 24. Hopefully we can have a clean race and come out with a good result.”

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