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Outlaws Tackle Arkansas Track for First Time since 2009
CONCORD, N.C. – March 27, 2017 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR for the first time since 2009 on Friday, April 21 for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River and just west of Memphis, TN. the high-banked quarter-mile was established in 1949 and is among the longest continuously operated dirt tracks in the United States.
The Outlaws last visited Riverside on April 24, 2009, when Tim Kaeding earned the victory over Tony Bruce Jr. Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz won in 2007 and 2008 visits, respectively. Riverside has hosted the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars nine times, dating back to 1979.
A return of the World of Outlaws is a welcome addition to the Riverside calendar for track owners Clayton and Sherry Allen. The track hosts weekly 305 winged Sprint Car competition, while 360 winged Sprint Cars compete on a bi-weekly basis.
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.
Analyzing the Bumper To Bumper 300
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR Pinty’s Series will return to Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on Saturday for the annual Bumper To Bumper 300. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:
Bumper To Bumper 300 Setup:
• Antigonish’s own Donald Chisholm won this race in 2014 after starting on the pole at Riverside, a track owned by his family.
• Mark Dilley is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all nine NASCAR Pinty’s Series events at the track and won the inaugural event in 2007.
• Andrew Ranger leads Cayden Lapcevich by just five points with four races remaining on the schedule, while Alex Tagliani is 27 points out.
Time for Annual Visit to High-Banked Oval in Nova Scotia
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the 10-year history of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, one stop everyone looks forward to is Riverside International Speedway for the Bumper To Bumper 300.
The race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 and once again feature 300 laps of side-by-side competition on the fast .333-mile speedway.
Among the favorites expected to contend for the win will be current points leader Andrew Ranger. Ranger won the season-opener at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, and he has remained out front in the standings thanks to a pair of wins during the first half of the season.
Mid-Week Whelen Combo Event Set; Pinty’s Heads To Riverside
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• The NASCAR Whelen Modified tours make their eighth stop at Thunder Valley Wednesday, as the annual mid-week clash between the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour takes center stage at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman is the only driver to win twice at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile,” and it’s an opportunity for a big championship impact for several drivers. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Doug Coby returns to the track where he exited early last year after just two laps. Coby followed up that misfortune with runner-up finish and three wins to claim his third tour title. Justin Bonsignore cut Coby’s lead to 15 with his win Wednesday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Burt Myers is also coming off a win in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and carries a 17-point edge on defending tour champion Andy Seuss.
• With four races remaning in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship run, the series returns to oval racing Saturday. The Bumper To Bumper 300 marks the series farthest eastern race, at Riverside International Speedway, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Andrew Ranger pushed his points lead to Josten’s Rookie of the Year candidate Cayden Lapcevich. Ranger has a win (2009) and three top fives at the third-mile oval that’s banking is based on Bristol. Lapcevich will be making his debut at Riverside, and has a win, two seconds and a third on ovals this year. DJ Kennington (two wins, six top fives in nine starts) and Mark Dilley (one win, seven top fives in nine starts) have had the most success at the track.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – “Are you kidding me?”
Those were the first words out of Malvern, Arkansas’ young gun Noah Burlison’s mouth as he pulled into www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway, unable to believe what he had just accomplished.
Burlison used a stunning all-or-nothing slide job to wrest the lead away from Kyle Carpenter in the final corner of the final lap of the micro sprint portion of the USCS Fall Nationals, winning a drag race to the line with the Baldwyn, Mississippi driver to score his first career www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Series victory.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – Benton, Arkansas’ Tim Crawley closed the 2015 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N season with a dominating performance on Saturday night, leading 35 of the 40 laps in the K&N Filters Fall Nationals 40 at Riverside International Speedway en route to his fifth series win of the season.
Crawley passed Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen on lap six and led the rest of the way for his 76th career victory in USCS 360 sprint car competition.
“I saw that Sammy [Swindell] had gotten up to second and, you know, Sammy’s Sammy,” Crawley smiled inwww.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I got my elbows up [on the final restart] and told myself I was gonna make him earn it – and we did that tonight.”