Archive for April 10th, 2017

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series kicks off Friday at Attica

FREMONT, Ohio – The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will kick off its ninth season Friday, April 14th at Attica Raceway Park during “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue’s 28th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals.

The FAST competitors will be vying for $5,000 to win Friday. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions compete at Attica Saturday, April 15.

The 2017 season for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series Presented by Ohio Logistics is the most ambitious in series history with 25 events planned – the most ever.

“We’re excited to get the season under way and it’s great to have a $5,000 to win event. I want to thank John (Bores, promoter) and Rex (LeJeune, director of operations) at Attica for continuing to work with us to help FAST grow,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.
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Opening Night & Easter Eggs at DCRP this Saturday

DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 10, 2017) – A big night awaits at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday as the 3/8-mile clay oval kicks off with the opening round of championship chase action with an Easter Egg hunt for kids as well to round out the evening.

It will be a great night for the kids eight and under with an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the weekend.

And it will be a great night of entertainment for kids and adults alike with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks all battling it out in the opening leg of the chase for the championship.
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Evergreen Raceway Announces “Springduro” on April 22nd

Evergreen’s “Springduro” to Kick Off Regular 2017 Racing Season; “Triple Crown Awards” Ceremony to Follow

St. Johns, PA (4/10/2017) It’s been a number of years since Evergreen Raceway held an Enduro under the lights. That’s about to change, as the speedway has decided to hold their first regular season Enduro show under the lights on Saturday, April 22. Both, the 4-cylinders and 6/8-cylinder will take to the track for 100-laps of action per division. Following the show, which should conclude by 10 PM, speedway management will present the top ten points finishers from the speedway’s wintertime “Triple Crown Series” will their well-deserved awards.

Each event will take place, rain or shine. The event will only be postponed if the weather and road conditions to the track are simply too miserable.

Drivers can save $10 by pre-registering. The pre-registration fee is $40 per event. If drivers are not pre-registered on race day, the fee to compete is $50.
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Lee, Sargeant Battle Ups and Downs in the Music City

 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 10, 2017) – The ARCA Racing Series opened the 2017 short track season with the Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville this past weekend. The two Big Tine Ford Fusion drivers Shane Lee and Dalton Sargeant for Cunningham Motorsports drove solidly within the top 10 all night, but ultimately did not get the results they were hoping for. After qualifying third and sixth, and breaking into the top five multiple times, Sargeant and Lee took both of their Big Tine Ford Fusions to ninth (Sargeant) and 12th (Lee) place finishes.

Race Recap

  • First caution came out on lap 14 with Sargeant in second-place and Lee in sixth.
  • On the second caution of the night at lap 40, Lee and Sargeant both come in to pit taking two General Tires and Sunoco Racing Fuel.
  • Sargeant reports that his No. 77 Big Tine Ford Fusion gets a little loose on entry, but still hangs on to third around lap 75.
  • Halfway through, on lap 104, Lee and Sargeant pit under caution taking four tires and fuel.
  • Lee reports being tight in center…make track bar adjustments on lap 152 under caution.
  • With 10 laps to go, Lee moved back into the top 10 with Sargeant at P5.
  • A late-race caution ended the night with a green-white-checkered finish. Sargeant ends his night in ninth-place with teammate Lee in 12th.

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Ohio Logistics and Brad Doty Classic Continue Partnership

ATTICA, Ohio — Ohio Logistics is one of the most successful privately held logistics firms in the Midwest. When you team Ohio Logistics up with one of the most successful sprint car races in the Midwest, it’s a combination that brings world wide attention and excitement.

The 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics hits the track at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12) featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic returned to Attica Raceway Park in 2016 following a 10 year run at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. The event originated at ARP in 1989. A standing-room only crowd witnessed Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz drive from a 15th starting spot to claim the $10,000 win last July. He became the first three-time winner of the prestigious Brad Doty Classic.
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Thompson NEMA Lite ICEBREAKER to Bertrand

While riding on a right rear Hoosier tire that was first used in 2016, Todd Bertrand in his Bertrand Motorsports #45, dominated the 20 lapper Saturday. The New England air was cold, but the competition was hot as three wide racing was the order of the day.

Over 20 cars stuffed the pits to kick off NEMA’s long anticipated 65th consecutive racing season. The qualifiers were won by Paul Scally (30), and Chad LaBastie (14).

As veteran starter Craig Merriman threw the green for the feature, pole sitter Chris Vosey led the field to the first turn. Three wide racing started immediately but the P.J. Stergios (57), machine spun in turn one on the second lap to bring out the yellow flag.
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Hoosier State Family Heads Back to SCSCS for 2017

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (April 10, 2017) – The state of Indiana has always had a presence since the inception of the Super Cup Stock Car Series. That will continue to increase during the 10th Anniversary season with the return of the Crabtree family beginning with the first race at Midvale Speedway (OH) in less than two months.

Jim Crabtree Jr. is no stranger to short track racing and success in the series with a win and third place finish in the standings during the inaugural year back in 2008. Most recently, the Muncie resident won twice and finished runner-up in points in 2013 driving a car owned by Don Gnat.

This year he will be in a Chevrolet entirely owned and prepared out of his own shop. Despite his past success, Crabtree could not give any single particular reason that led to why he decided to come back.

“I don’t know; we came across a pretty good deal on some cars and decided to give it another whirl,” Crabtree answered. “I always had a good time running the series, and my daughter and wife still like to travel.”
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Eddie MacDonald Wins PASS Icebreaker at Thompson

Eddie MacDonald powered to victory in the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) opener at Thompson Motorsports Park’s Icebreaker on Sunday. As a result of winning the second qualifying heat on Saturday, Eddie Mac started the 75 lap feature from the outside pole position in the EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates/Grimm Racing Chevy and quickly established his dominance.

When the green flag waved, the Rowley, Mass. veteran racer drove to the lead exiting turn two from pole sitter D.J. Shaw on the first lap holding the lead until a lap 10 caution. On the restart, Eddie Mac spun the tires giving Shaw the lead until the next caution on lap 20 when the Dave Lemieux Chevy regained the lead with Eddie Mac saying, “I made a mistake on the previous restart, so I made an adjustment on the next one and I was able to get lead back. The car was really fast and once I had the lead I was able to use the power down the straights and the car handled great in the turns.”

Eddie Mac passed only twice in the 75 lap twenty-two car field and both passes were over Shaw. From lap twenty on, the only serious contender was Eddie Fatscher, the fourteen-year-old from Long Island, New York with Eddie Mac saying, “Our car was really strong and the #51 gave us all we could handle. The kid drove a great race but I had enough power thanks to our engine builder Paul Rinaldi to hold off any challenges from him. The car got a little loose at the end but I guess everyone else did too. “
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Zane Smith Earns Top-10 Finish at Nashville

Concord, North Carolina (April 10, 2017) – In his first season ARCA start, California’s Zane Smith finished 10th in Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards – Music City 200 under the lights at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Smith, driving Venturini Motorsports’ No.55 LaPaz-Icon Vehicle Dynamics Toyota Camry, was solid throughout the day providing an impressive glimpse of the future.

After qualifying seventh, Smith led 12-laps and maintained a stranglehold on the top ten positions the entire night at Nashville’s historic half-mile track.
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New Team Harding Racing Enters Chaves for 101st Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, April 10, 2017) – Two Indianapolis businessmen, Mike Harding of Harding Group and Dennis Reinbold of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, have formed a technical alliance for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will field an entry for driver Gabby Chaves.

The Harding Group has been an instrumental partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway in paving projects and client hospitality. For the first time this May, the company will field a car in the Indianapolis 500 with the formation of Harding Racing announced today.

Chaves will drive the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet. The 23-year-old is the 2014 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion, including a win in the Freedom 100 on the IMS oval, and is a veteran of 23 Verizon IndyCar Series starts.

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Christian Eckes Impresses at Nashville with Career Best Third-Place Finish

April 10, 2017 (Concord, North Carolina) – It was a career night for Christian Eckes in Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Making just his fifth series start the 16-year old Eckes finished a career-best third driving his Venturini Motorsports (VMS) prepared New York Bus Sales Toyota Camry in ARCA’s first short track event of the season.

Eckes, who qualified on the outside front row, was a factor the entire night leading 28-laps en route to his best series finish.

Riding in second and seemingly in good position to place a bid for top spot, Eckes’ chances were hampered on lap 109 after a miscue on pit road sent the talented teen back to the 16th spot for the race restart. Continue reading ‘Christian Eckes Impresses at Nashville with Career Best Third-Place Finish’

Kern County USAC Speed2 Western US Midget Race Results

Results after feature revision
USAC SPEED2 WESTERN US MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 8, 2017 – Bakersfield, California – The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park

QUALIFICATIONS: Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-16.331; 2. Jesse Love IV, 38, Love-16.515; 3. David Prickett, 6, Holmes-16.602; 4. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-16.624; 5. Adam Lemke, 41, Lemke-16.874; 6. Cody Jessop, 20, Prickett-17.077; 7. Annie Breidinger, 15, Breidinger-17.332; 8. Blake Brannon, 40, Brannon-17.384; 9. Joel Rayborne, 13J, Rayborne-17.403.

FIRST HEAT: 1. Lemke, 2. Breidinger, 3. Rayborne, 4. Paterson, 5. Prickett. NT

SECOND HEAT: 1. Love, 2. Jessop, 3. Hazelton, 4. Brannon. NT

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Adam Lemke, 2. Tom Paterson, 3. Blake Brannon, 4. Joel Rayborne, 5. Annie Breidinger, 6. Jesse Love IV, 7. Cody Jessop. (#5 Hazelton was second but disqualified for failing to pass post-race tech. inspection)NT
**Brannon flipped during the feature.

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Bacon Brings His Broom, Sweeps Kokomo Grand Prix

Kokomo, Indiana — The month of April has quickly become the “sweeps” period for USAC’s national series as Brady Bacon became the second driver in as many weeks to complete an undefeated weekend by capturing both nights of the “Kokomo Grand Prix” at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.

One week after Chris Windom claimed victories in consecutive nights at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Silver Crown action, respectively, it was Bacon’s turn to do a little spring cleaning of his own as he cleared out space in his cabinet to bring home a pair of brand-new trophies earned this weekend in USAC National Midget competition.

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native took the lead from Tanner Thorson just shy of the midway point of the 30-lap affair after starting from the outside of the fifth row, then promptly dominated the second-half to grab his fifth-career USAC National Midget feature win, and third at Kokomo.

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