Archive for March 2nd, 2018

Evans and Lago Claim Race Two Honours at the Adelaide 500

After narrowly missing victory in Friday’s opening race, Jaxon Evans has taken the race two win of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia at the Adelaide 500, while Roger Lago continued at the front of the TAG Heuer Pro-Am field.

Evans started second on the grid alongside race one winner Dale Wood and gained the lead into the opening corner. From there, Evans was able to build a gap to his rivals and manage the lead to second placed David Wall until the chequered flag.

Dylan O’Keeffe was able to avoid an oversteering Wood at the opening chicane to settle into the race in third position, where he remaining for the entire 15 lap race.

Fourth position was determined in the closing stages of the race after James Moffat was overtaken by local Michael Almond on the final corner of the final lap. Moffat placed fifth from Jordan Love, race one winner Wood and Cameron Wood in eighth.

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Unique eCigs 358 Modified Series Set for the Fulton Speedway

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – With excitement building for the new season and the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds as the headline class in 2018 at the Fulton Speedway, track management and major marketing partner Unique eCigs are excited to announce a new three-race series on the ‘Highbanks.’

The Unique eCigs 358-Modified Series will feature three fifty (50) lap races paying $2,000 to-win each. The three Saturday night events – June 30, July 28 and August 18 – will carry track points but timed hot laps will be used to determine heat line-ups instead of the weekly handicapping format. Separate points will be maintained for the Unique eCigs 358-Modified Series with a champion determined following the August 18 50-lap main event.

Returning Fulton stars Tim and Tom Sears, Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Billy Whittaker, along with a solid 358 Modified rookie class that includes Ron Davis III, Todd Root, Glenn Forward and Tyler Trump are just some of the names that will be chasing glory in the Unique eCigs 358-Modified Series. Expect a strong contingent of invaders to join the talented Fulton field for this three-race series.

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SoCal Showdown Gets the Shakedown from Mother Nature

Outlaws return to action next weekend March 9-10 at Tulare

CONCORD, NC – March 2, 2018 -Impending showers and unusually low temperatures for the Southern California region have compelled the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to cancel the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California this Saturday, March 3. The event will not be rescheduled.

Those who have purchased tickets for the event will receive a full credit to their mytickets.comaccount, to be used towards another World of Outlaws event, including (but not limited to) the Ocean Outlaw Showdown at the nearby Ocean Speedway on Friday, March 23 and the event at Bakersfield Speedway the following night, Saturday, March 24.

The Greatest Show on Dirt continues the West Coast Swing – and its 40th anniversary season – on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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Brandon Michael Going the Distance at Stafford in 2018

Stafford Springs, CT — After running a partial season in 2017, Granville, MA native Brandon Michael has his sights on running the full Street Stock schedule at Stafford Speedway and challenging for the track championship this season.

“The plan is to run for the championship this year,” said Michael. “We were one of the cars to beat the couple of times we showed up last year, we were just lacking a couple of things. We’re switching over to the manual transmission, which I think was the main thing we were lacking last season and we’re looking to have a lot of fun this year. The main thing for us is to be consistent every week, not necessarily winning every week, but being on the podium and keeping the points rolling.”

Michael is a 7-year veteran of what was formerly known as the DARE Stock division and although he has only run a full season in three of those seven years, he knows what it takes to be among the championship contenders. Michael and the #74 All Season Small Engine Repair team challenged Johnny Walker right down to the wire during the 2016 season and finished second in the standings. In his limited 2017 schedule he posted 6 top-5 and 8 top-10 finishes. With the level of experience he has built up through seven seasons of competition, Michael feels like 2018 will be his year to shine.

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Toni Breidinger, USAC’s All-Time Winningest Female, Joins Venturini Motorsports

Concord, NC (March 2, 2018) – Announced today, 18-year Hillsborough, California native, Toni Breidinger, has joined Venturini Motorsports and will make three driving appearances during the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.

Breidinger, USAC’s (United States Auto Club) all-time winningest female driver with 14 pavement victories, will make her ARCA Series debut at Madison International Speedway on June 15. Joining an already dynamic team driver lineup, Breidinger’s will race in three consecutive ARCA events including Gateway Motorsports Park (June 22) and Chicagoland Speedway (June 28).

With her sights set on becoming a successful driver at NASCAR’s highest level, Breidinger began her career behind the wheel of a go-kart at the age of 9. Progressing with age and moving up the ranks, Breidinger began racing midget cars in USAC. In 2014 and 2015 she placed 2nd overall in USAC’s Speed 2 Western U.S. Pavement Midget Series driver standings. After a breakout year, she went on to claim the 2016 Speed 2 Western U.S. Pavement Midget Series Championship.

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Schatz Gets Underneath Haudenschild Late to Win Third Feature of 2018 in FVP Outlaw Showdown at Las Vegas

Schatz, Haudenschild go one-two again, have combined for all five WoO Feature wins to open 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV – March 1, 2018 – Donny Schatz patiently chased Sheldon Haudenschild all Feature before taking the lead with five laps remaining to capture Night Two of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Haudenschild led 25 laps but settled for second to continue his torrid start to 2018 with David Gravel coming from 12th to complete the podium.
Texas native Aaron Reutzel, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, won the Craftsman Club Dash earning the pole, but it was Haudenschild getting the jump to lead lap one of the Feature. Schatz started fifth and began working the bottom of the speedway meticulously, yet effectively moving into third on lap six and by Reutzel into second one lap later.
Haudenschild’s lead disappeared in traffic as he and the nine-time Series Champion were side by side at the line on lap 12. As the duo entered turn one, the lone Red Flag of the Feature halted action as Kerry Madsen got upside in turn two. Madsen walked away from the incident under his own power.

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Wood and Lago Victorious in Adelaide Season Opener

Newcomer Dale Wood has taken victory in the opening race of the 2018 Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia season in Adelaide, while an impressive eighth place outright has handed Roger Lago the top spot in the TAG Heuer Pro-Am class.

The former Supercars driver qualified in second place alongside pole-sitter Jaxon Evans and was the first to the opening corner. From there, Wood maintained the lead until the chequered flag despite late pressure in the closing laps from Evans.

Evans finished second from fellow series young gun Dylan O’Keeffe and reigning champion David Wall in fourth.

James Moffat’s return to the series saw the Supercars race winner claim fifth outright, a decade after he last raced at the Adelaide circuit in a Porsche, from the two Bob Jane T-Marts Porsches of local racer Michael Almond and reigning GT3 Cup Challenge champion Jordan Love.

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