Archive for March 16th, 2018

Keith Rocco Looking to Carry Momentum into 2018

Stafford Springs, CT — With the 2018 season at Stafford Speedway less than 6 weeks away, defending SK Modified® champion Keith Rocco is looking forward to getting back to his winning ways on the track.  The driver of the #88 Wheelers Auto Chevrolet scored his third career SK Modified® track title last year and his 2 wins moved his career SK Modified® win total to 45 races, only 2 wins behind Bo Gunning for second place on Stafford’s all-time SK Modified® wins list.

“We’re really excited for the season,” said Rocco.  “We’ve been working hard over the winter and it was really great to finish last season off with 2 wins and end on a high note.  It’s always a morale booster for everyone to end the season like that.  It definitely sends you into the next season full steam ahead and ready to pick up where we left off.  I have to thank Wheelers Auto with John and Maina Rufrano, Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair, FK Rod Ends, and Pettit Racing Engines for their support.”

While his championship effort last year was the third of his career at Stafford, it might have been the most impressive title that Rocco has won.  Rocco entered the final 2 races of last season with no wins to his credit and he trailed Chase Dowling by 34 points, or 17 positions on the track.  With only 2 races left to determine the champion, Rocco and the #88 team were able to deliver their 2 best performances of the season and they won both races, which was good enough to give the championship to Rocco by a 6 point margin over Dowling. 

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Must See Racing Partners with SPEED SPORT for Five Races on MAVTV

HOLLY, Mich. — Must See Racing officials have released the tracks and dates of the events that will be televised this season through the organization’s partnership with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV.

Five Must See Racing sprint car events will be taped for airing on MAVTV, with a two-hour telecast of the 70th running of the Pay Less Little 500 presented by the UAW-GM on May 26 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway headlining the schedule.

This year’s Little 500 has a stellar entrant list including past winners Jeff Bloom and Kody Swanson, Brian Tyler, Chris Windom, Shane Cottle and Jacob Wilson, plus a host of racing stars from across the country and Canada.

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Live Streaming of Motorsports Can be a Huge Part of Sponsorship Success

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LANGHORNE, PA March 16, 2018 . . . More and more sports programming is now being streamed live. Every major-league sports along with most minor league sports have live streaming capabilities for their content and auto racing is included in that category.

Unfortunately, according to an article in Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News by Attorney Michael K. Spotts, grassroots racing at the local level has by and large lagged behind.

In his article, Spotts shows that live streaming is an efficient and cost-effective way to bring TV to racing at the local level and provide that valuable platform for sponsorship and marketing that would otherwise be unaffordable at the grassroots level. Giving more platforms to a sponsor will translate into an increase in the value of your marketing program.

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Enduro March 24, Practice March 31, Rogers Memorial April 7th at Grandview Speedway

Practice Day, Enduro/vintage Car Racing and VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers’ Memorial Money Maker Classic Set at Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 16, 2018 . . . The auto racing season is just a couple weeks away so let’s get some practice in and be sure we are ready.

On Saturday, March 31st, at Grandview Speedway the traditional Free-to-the-Public practice session will feature racers in all types of race cars testing their equipment before the season officially starts on Saturday, April 7th with the running of the VP Racing Fuels First annual Bruce Rogers’ Memorial Money Maker. The race is expected to attract a number of area dirt track Modified standouts especially with $7,500 as the top prize for the 50-lap main event. Each starter will receive at least $1,000.

Rain date for the Memorial is Saturday, April 14th.

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Rain Forces Cancellation of Night One of FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout at Stockton

Rain Forces Cancellation of Night One at Stockton

STOCKTON, CA – March 16, 2018 —The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has lost another event to Mother Nature, as weather has forced officials to cancel night one of the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track tonight. The first day of the two-day event will not be made up, but racing will continue tomorrow, Saturday, March 17 as planned.

Those who have purchased tickets for Friday night can use the tickets on Saturday night with a $5 upgrade. Those who purchased a weekend package, or who cannot make the event tomorrow, can call 844-DIRT-TIX to apply their credit to another race or request a refund.

The Greatest Show on Dirt continues the West Coast Swing — and its 40th anniversary season — on Saturday, March 17, at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA. Tickets are still available.

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iRacing Announces Two World of Outlaws eSport World Championship Series

March 16, 2018- Bedford, MA — Two new World Championship eSport Series will be launched this spring on iRacing – the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Championship Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Championship Series. These series will pit the world’s fastest online racers against each other on digital replications of some of the most iconic dirt tracks in the United States – battling for more than $34,000 in cash and prizes.

iRacing, the leading online racing simulation has been sanctioning professional eSport racing series since 2010, and recently added dirt racing to the online service. The addition of these two World Championship level series shows iRacing’s commitment to being the leader in racing eSports.

The World Championship series will be broadcast live at on Monday nights – alternating between the two series, beginning on May 7th and ending on October 29th.

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Roger Crockett Strikes First with Lucas Oil ASCS at the Devil’s Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (March 16, 2018) Rolling into the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the first time in 14-years, Roger Crockett made a 3:00 A.M. mad thrash to finish is Rocket Designs / KPC No. 11 worthwhile as the newly relocated Oklahoma driver picked up his first career victory at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and seventh with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by 

“Al Parker got this thing done in less than two-weeks. I wasn’t sure when I was really going to be able to run my car, so to be here is amazing,” stated Roger. “I left about 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday to get the engine from Al, drove back, then me and Brandi [Crockett] got everything put together. If it wasn’t for her and the how fast Al got the engine done, there is no way I could have made this races plus Johnny and Ann [Herrera] helped get our Generator fixed too.”

Third, to second in the fourth Heat Race, the move put Roger in the redraw.

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