Holland Speedway Honors 2017 Champions at Awards Banquet

Plans for 2018 Season Announced

HOLLAND, NY… (January 20, 2018) Holland International Speedway celebrated their 2017 racing season with their annual Awards Banquet, which was held at the Holland Willows. 2017 marked the speedway’s 58th consecutive year of racing, all under the ownership of the Bennett family.

Plans for the 2018 season were announced to the crowd that was on hand. “We will be having a full schedule of racing in 2018” commented Track President Ron Bennett Sr. “There is a bright light on the horizon” Bennett added. The schedule is being finalized and will be released in the coming weeks, alongside the date for the Registration Party.

Ontario, NY’s Tommy Catalano earned his second straight Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modified track championship. Tommy joins his mother Amy by winning both the Holland and Spencer Speedway track championships in the same season. Two-time feature winner and past divisional champion Neal Dietz Jr finished second in points. Past Holland champion Amy Catalano finished third in points. Scott Wylie, George Skora III, Patrick Emerling, Eddie Hawkins, Timmy Catalano, Andy Jankowiak and Eldon King III completed the top ten in points. Third generation driver Timmy Catalano was named the division’s rookie of the year.

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34th Annual PPB Motorsports Show Closes; Awards Presented, Big Crowds on Hand

34th Annual PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Ends; Three Day Run Draws Big Crowd; ‘Best in Show’ Exhibitor Awards Presented, Little Ms., Tiny Ms. Pageants Held; Big Wheel Races Run

OAKS, PA January 21, 2018 . . . The 34th Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show ended its run Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., with awards presentations, pageants and indoor Big Wheels racing for the sport’s younger set.

Outstanding booth awards were presented in eight categories. Best Open Cockpit car was the Gotshall Automotive No. 1A Super Sportsman car in the BAPS Speedway booth, Best Modified was the No. 19 Dirt Modified of Jared Umbenhauer in the Thunder On The Hill display, Best Commercial Booth was the Teo Pro Car exhibit, and the Kutztown Fairgrounds Speedway was judged Best Race Track Or Club booth.

Best Quarter Midget Club booth was Blackbird Speedway’s Space Odyssey themed display, Best Vintage Club Display was the Tri State Racing Memorabilia layout, Best Vintage Stock Car was the restoration of the mid-seventies No. 17 driven by the late Dick Tobias that fronted the Coastal 181 booth, and the Best Vintage Open Cockpit car was the 1963 Watson Roadster Indy Car owned by Ken Keiholz of Cincinnati, Oh.

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Ms Leslie Donegan Crowned Ms Motorsports in Front of Large Crowd, Sunday Opens at 11 AM

Leslie Donegan is Crowned Ms. Motorsports 2018; Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser and Larry McReynolds Greet Throngs of Fans; Top AARN 2018 Northeastern Drivers Honored; Roger Grover Named Joe Pratt Memorial Award Winner

OAKS, PA Saturday, January 20, 2018 . . .  Leslie Donegan was named Ms. Motorsports 2018 Saturday at the PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show. The 23-year old beauty from Macungie, Pa., won the competition over 19 others in the event sponsored by Oliver Construction.  The new Ms. Motorsports was crowned by Taylor Albert, the 2017 Ms. Motorsports.

 Taylor Fullin, 20, of Danielsville, Pa., was the first runner-up. Amanda Nance, 26, of Ronda, N.C., and Andrea Cap, 27, of York, Pa., were co-second runners-up.

 Roger Grover, 57 of Bordentown, N.J., was presented the Joe Pratt Memorial Dedication Award by Show Organizer Len Sammons prior to the beginning of the pageant. Grover has been a Show staff member for the last 33 consecutive Motorsports Show.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Opens New Dirt Track Era with Exciting 2018 Schedule

Historic $10,000-to-win Sportsman Modified “Vermont 200” headlines 19-race calendar

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway has unveiled its highly anticipated 2018 stock car racing schedule, sparkling with a mix of 19 exciting weekly and special events.  The Rutland County track, in its 52nd season, will return to full-time dirt racing on a half-mile surface for the first time since 2009, and competition will again be sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The biggest event in Devil’s Bowl Speedway history will be held on the weekend of September 15-16, with a race format never attempted before at any track: The “Vermont 200” for Sportsman Modifieds.  The race, which will be open to any driver, is for Northeast-style Sportsman Modifieds with the “602 crate” engine package and will pay a minimum of $10,000 to the winner.  At 200 laps in distance and with a record total purse estimated at $35,000, the race will be the longest, richest event ever held for the division at any track.

All of Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s divisions will be in action at the event, along with the track’s annual Saturday night year-end bonfire and barbeque party.  Additional details surrounding the Vermont 200 Weekend event will be announced in the coming weeks, including the weekend schedule, rules, entries, and purses.

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2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Five NASCAR Legends

Byron, Evernham, Hornaday, Squier, Yates Officially Enshrined

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2018) — Five NASCAR icons – two drivers, a crew chief/owner, an engine builder/owner and a broadcaster – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates make up the ninth class of The NASCAR Hall of Fame, which now holds 45 inductees.

A pioneer of the sport, Red Byron won the first NASCAR race at the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1948. That year, he went on to win NASCAR’s first season championship in the NASCAR Modified division. The next season, Byron won NASCAR’s first Strictly Stock title – the precursor to today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Byron achieved these feats despite having to drive with a special  brace for his left leg, which he injured serving in the Air Force during World War II.

In the 1990s, Ray Evernham paired with Jeff Gordon to rewrite the NASCAR record books. Evernham guided Gordon to three championships in four seasons (1995, ’97, ’98). The pair collected a series-high 47 wins in the 1990s, taking the checkered flag in two Daytona 500s (1997, ’99). A skilled innovator, Evernham’s ‘Rainbow Warriors’ pit crew revolutionized the modern pit stop. He won 13 times as an owner and led the return of Dodge back to NASCAR in the 2000s.

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34th Annual PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Opens to Big Crowds, Saturday Open at 11AM

34th Annual Pioneer Pole Building Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Opened in Oaks, Pa; Good Friday Crowd Means Brisk Business for Exhibitors; Big Saturday Anticipated

OAKS, PA January 19, 2018 . . . The doors swung open in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 19 and by the end of day one, PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show exhibitors reported excellent sales and plenty of mingling with either existing business contacts or new ones.

 “We like to be right at the center of the show,” commented Bridgeport Speedway promoter Brian Ramey. “And our location is right the middle of the show. All of our officials are here, a lot of our fans are here and we’re meeting people who have never before been to our track.”

 At the Coastal 181 Booth, Lew Boyd and Cary Stratton had trouble keeping many of the books they were selling on their shelves.

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ASCS Warrior Region Reveals 25 Race Lineup for 2018

TULSA, Okla. (January 19, 2018) Rolling into the series’ 15th season of competition, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Warps will see a lineup of 25 events in 2018 with nine tracks across Missouri and eastern Kansas on the schedule.

Fans of Lake Ozark Speedway will enjoy five nights of competition in 2018 as the Eldon, Mo. has holiday weekend plans covered, starting Memorial Day Weekend with events on May 25 and 26. Off until June 30, as the nation readies for Independence Day Weekend, the final two showdowns come during Labor Day Weekend on September 1 and 2.

Three Missouri ovals will see a combined 12 nights of racing in 2018 with Double X Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, and Randolph County Raceway each in action four times.

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series 2018 Schedule Updates

2018 Schedule Expands
Dirt tracks in Georgia, Iowa and New York added to schedule
 
CONCORD, NC­- Jan. 19, 2018­- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series’ 2018 schedule just got even bigger with new additions and updates to an already exciting 30th commemorative anniversary season.
 
“Our goal for 2018 was to develop a diverse schedule that covers a large geographic area in effort to serve dirt late model fans across the country,” said Series Director Matt Curl. “With the addition of tracks, alongside a few updates to our schedule, we feel as though we have delivered.”
 
The Outlaws will return to Lavonia (GA) Speedway for the first time since 2014 on May 3. This $10,000-to-win event will kick off a now three-day weekend through the South that includes Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on May 4 and the much-anticipated Billy Clanton Classic on the unique gray gumbo of Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA on May 5.

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DIRTcar UMP Modified Drivers Aim to Wrangle Big Gator

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Kick Off 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park
Nick Hoffman to go for “three-peat” as DIRTcar Nationals Champion starting Tuesday, February 6 

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 19, 2018 – One of the most popular divisions that race at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals are the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. They’ve also been the busiest division during the month of February and perhaps the most competitive. With car counts averaging in the 70s and 101 feature races conducted since 2005, the DIRTcar UMP Modified division has produced 44 different Feature winners as well as 10 different champions over the past 13 years. Only three drivers have captured more than one championship, and it wasn’t done for the first time until 2013 when NASCAR legend Ken Schrader accomplished the feat.
 
No driver, though, has been more successful in recent years than two-time defending DIRTcar Nationals Modified Champion Nick Hoffman. The 25-year-old has ascended to the status of Best Gator at a surprising pace. Hoffman, the all-time career wins leader of the DIRTcar Nationals with 11, scored his first ever DIRTcar Nationals Feature on February 20, 2012, when he won the first of what would be three Big Gators, worth $5,000 each.
 
The wins didn’t stop for Hoffman after that. Single victories in 2013 and 2015 set the stage for the past two seasons of domination by the Belleville, IL-born driver. Four Feature wins each in both 2016 and 2017 propelled the driver of the No. 2 Elite Chassis entry to the last two DIRTcar Nationals titles within the DIRTcar UMP Modified division. With last year’s title, he joins Schrader (2008 & 2013) and another NASCAR shoe, Ty Dillon (2012 & 2014) as the only drivers with more than one DIRTcar Nationals title from 2005 to present time. The Modifieds have been a part of Volusia in February since 1996 and are an integral part of the track’s 50th-anniversary celebration.

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ISMA Set to Open Season on Saturday, May 19 at Monadnock

WINCHESTER, NH- The ISMA Supermodifieds will kick off their 2018 season at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH on Saturday night May 19 for a 75 lap race. Richard ” Doc” Hathaway is the new president of the ISMA Supermodifieds. He feels the race at Monadnock on May 19 will be an exciting race because of some of the unique features to the speedway.

“ I think it’s going to be a real exciting race. I anticipate there will be passing throughout the race. Beyond the edge of your seat for the entire race because it’s a cool venue,” Hathaway said.

When the fans come to Monadnock on May 19, they will get to see how unique the ISMA Supermodifieds are with the moving wing on top of the cars that they will basically lift off your hat in the grandstands. These cars are 900 plus horsepower. If there is 20 of the ISMA Supermodifieds out on the quarter-mile oval that is 18,000 horsepower.

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RCN-TV to Broadcast Six Saturday Night Racing Events at Grandview Speedway in 2018

Saturday Night Stock Car Racing at Grandview Speedway Again will have RCN-TV Coverage; Sponsors Gain Exposure as a Result of TV

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 19, 2018 . . . Lehigh Valley, PA’s RCN/TV will offer television coverage of six dates of Saturday night stock car racing at Grandview Speedway five of them NASCAR sanctioned. This will mark the 18th consecutive season that RCN has offered the Saturday action to their viewers.

RCN has offered auto racing coverage from area speedways for 39 years going back to the days of the now defunct Nazareth Speedway.

Coverage is not only available in the Lehigh Valley but also is show on several Berks county outlets including Boyertown, Bechtelsville, and Pottstown and surrounding areas.

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Kaulig Racing Announces Bar Harbor® and Sea Watch® International as New Partners for 2018

LEXINGTON, N.C. (January 19, 2018) – Kaulig Racing™ is pleased to announce the addition of outside primary sponsorship for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season. Bar Harbor Foods® and Sea Watch® International will serve as primary sponsors on the No. 11 that will be driven by Ryan Truex. Starting with the season opener on February 17TH, and for the next nine NXS races of the season, Bar Harbor® Foods and Sea Watch® International will adorn the blue, green and black Chevy Camaro.
For the past two seasons, LeafFilter Gutter Protection™ has maintained the primary sponsor honor (with the exception of July Daytona 2016). For the first 10 NXS races, LeafFilter will serve as an associate sponsor, along with Matt Kaulig’s other Kaulig Companies.
Additional team sponsorship will be considered and announced later in the season. 

Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell this Weekend

Vernon, Conn. (January 19, 2018): An annual motorsports tradition is set for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, January 20&21, at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, with Start-Finish Production’s presentation of Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell. Enthusiasts have looked forward to this event each year for decades. With parts and accessories for everything from classic muscle cars to asphalt stock cars and virtually everything in between, Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell will provide that “must-have” for every project with two or four wheels.

Key vendors from the racing marketplace include North Race Cars and Parts, New England Race Fuels, Big Haus USA Racing, Spraker Racing Products, Duraflex Racing Bodies and many more. Northeast Race Cars and Parts from Smithfield, RI, is widely regarded in grassroots racing to be the leader in innovation, technology, and technical support. They will offer a huge assortment of asphalt racing parts products of all levels of racing.

Big Haus USA Racing Products was developed in 2014 by David and Paul Arute as an outlet for local racers to purchase quality safety products. Duraflex is a small family owned business making fiberglass, aluminum and steel race car bodies. Spraker Racing Products, with facilities in Mooresville, NC, and Schenectady, NY, has been a mainstay in the racing community for over 30 years with a reputation for quality, service, and dedication to the racer. Other notable vendors will include Racer’s Edge – Warwick, RI, and Central CT Coatings.

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Move-in for PPB Motorsports 2018 Show Moving Along at Rapid Pace, Show Opens Friday

Move-in for PPB Motorsports 2018 Race Car & Trade Show Moving Along at Rapid Pace; Great Phila. Expo Center’s 250,000 Square Feet Being Transformed into Auto Racing Extravaganza

OAKS, PA January 18 (Thursday), 2018 . . . The PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, which officially opens on Friday, Jan. 19 inside the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., is moving into the Center’s 250,000 square feet of exhibitor space.

As of Thursday afternoon, a little over twenty hours before the Show’s doors open to the public at 2:00 PM Friday, an estimated 75% of the more than 150 commercial exhibitors and a like percentage of the 250 race cars registered for the Show were in the building.

“The weather is good for move-in day and we’re seeing more and more of our exhibitors arriving earlier than usual,” Len Sammons, show organizer, said. “And with very nice weather forecast for the three days of the show, we are expecting very good crowds.”

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Duane Provost Going for Limited Late Model 3-Peat

Stafford Springs, CT — When the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season kicks off at Stafford Speedway, Palmer, MA native Duane Provost will be looking to etch his name in a special place in the Stafford record books.  Provost has won the Limited Late Model track championship the last two seasons and the 2018 season will see him going for a three-peat.  Since Stafford began crowning NASCAR champions in 1959, only three drivers have ever accomplished a championship 3-peat.  Provost will be looking to put his name alongside Late Model drivers Phil Rondeau (’87-’89), Ryan Posocco (’03-05), and Street Stock driver Norm Sears (’06-’08)

“That’s the plan this season,” said Provost.  “That would be pretty cool to be one of a few guys who have done three in a row.  I think the competition will be as good as it’s ever been.  There’s some drivers that are hungry to be contenders and there’s some new drivers coming into the division so it should be a good season of competition.  I hope we’ll be among the favorites.  You can never plan for something that might take you out of a race but if everything goes good for us again, I’d like to think we’d be one of the contenders for the championship.”

The past 2 seasons of Limited Late Model competition has seen Provost and his #88 Facchini Law Firm Chevrolet be a model of consistency.  In the 34 Limited Late Model features that have been held during the past 2 seasons, Provost has scored 28 top-5 and 31 top-10 finishes along with 4 wins.  While those are eye-popping numbers, Provost says that it took him several seasons to build up to a car setup that would allow him the consistency that he has displayed on the track.  Provost also fears that he may be reaching the limits of what he can do to keep his car fast on a weekly basis.

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Abu Dhabi Preview

16 January 2018

Rounds 1 & 2

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi – 19 / 20 January 2018

TCR Middle East kicks off with two events in the Emirates

The 2018 TCR Middle East International Series kicks off with a two back-to-back race meetings in the United Arab Emirates.

The opening event takes place this week at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit and will be followed by the second at the Dubai Autodrome next week.

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Universal kit unveiling kicks off ‘Future’ of Verizon IndyCar Series

DETROIT (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018) – For INDYCAR, “The Future Starts Now” – and it began today with the official unveiling of the highly anticipated car that will rule the roads, streets and ovals in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2018 and beyond.

A panel of dignitaries from within the sport and the automotive industry gathered at the North American International Auto Show to talk about the newly developed universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be affixed to the Dallara IR-12 chassis and used by all competitors in the 17-race season that begins in seven weeks.

The universal kit is the result of more than two years of discussion, design, simulation and testing. Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, told media attending today’s presentation that reception to this point has been emphatically positive.

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Fifth Anniversary Season Gets Underway With Milestone 50th Series Race

MILLSBORO, DE – From an idea to an experiment. Then experiment to success.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco approaches its fifth anniversary season in 2018, which gets underway with the milestone 50th race in STSS history on Saturday, March 17 at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

The STSS was launched to provide big-block/small-block Modified teams with large purses, lucrative point funds, and manageable travel schedules during the 2013-2014 off-season.

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Sunoco/Insinger Planning Huge Presence at PPB Motorsports 2018, January 19-21

Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance will Have a Huge Presence at the PPB Motorsports 2018 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance

OAKS, PA JANUARY 14, 2018 . . . Variety could be a word to describe the Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance display at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car & Trade set to take place Friday, January 19th through Sunday, January 21st at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Five different racing vehicles, representing a variety of divisions of motorsports, will be part of the display along with the popular Sunoco Race Fuels Prize Wheel that give all attendees a chance to participate and have the chance to win small apparel and other items by spinning the wheel.

Hurlock Auto & Speed Sports of Hurlock, MD will be using their participation in the show with Sunoco to announce their team plans for 2018. Their dirt Modified will be be part of the huge display at the front of B-Hall at the show.

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Weiss Wires Wild West Shootout Round Five with Stormy Scott & Josh Cain Victorious as Well

 

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 13, 2018) – Canada’s Ricky Weiss turned in a dominant performance in Saturday night’s fifth round of Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented O’Reilly Auto Parts action by wiring the Super Late Model field in the 40-lap feature event atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval.

 

Weiss raced to a nearly six second triumph to pocket $5,000 in the non-stop affair for his second win of the six-race mini-series after topping the opener seven nights earlier.

 

“This thing works in the mud, it works in the slick, it works in the rubber, it works everywhere,” Weiss commented afterwards.

 

While Weiss reached Hoker Trucking Victory Lane again, Stormy Scott and Josh Cain posted their first wins of the mini-series in accompanying Modified and X Modified competition.

 

In the 40-lap Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation main event, Weiss gunned into the lead at the outset and wasted little time checking out on the field to keep himself alive for a potential Keyser Manufacturing bonus of $10,000 if he can make it three wins on the week in Sunday’s $13,000-to-win finale.  Don Shaw, also with a pair of wins, is eligible for the bonus as well.

 

Weiss streaked under the checkered flag a healthy 5.852-seconds ahead of Cade Dillard with Ryan Gustin, Brandon Sheppard and Shaw rounding out the top five.

 

The MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential offered up the fifth different winner in as many rounds of action with New Mexico’s Stormy Scott taking the 25-lap triumph from the third staring position.

 

Scott raced to the line ahead of Johnny Scott, Shane Sabraski, Lucas Schott and R.C. Whitwell.

 

Josh Cain added his name to the win ledger as well by topping the 20-lap RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson feature event.

 

Cain became the fourth different winner of the series ahead of Miah Christensen with Lance Schill, Eric Haugland and Cole Searing among the top five.

 

The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts concludes with Sunday’s $13,000-to-win Super Late Model tilt that features Modifieds and X Modifieds as well.  Racing action gets under way at 6:00 p.m.

 

Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074.

 

Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747.  The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W. Grove in Mesa, AZ.

 

Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix.  From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side.  For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074.

 

The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires.

 

Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results

FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Saturday, January 13, 2018

 

Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation:

 

Qualifying:

 

Group 1: 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard 14.967, 2. 32b-Clay Daly 15.016, 3. 7mm-Michael Maresca 15.046, 4. 10n-Rob Sanders 15.169, 5. 75-Terry Phillips 15.254, 6. 98-Jason Rauen 15.272, 7. 17-Billy Franklin 15.383, 8. 86-Kyle Beard 15.393, 9. 18-Chase Junghans 15.468, 10. 44x-Clint Smith 15.676, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 16.379, 12. 5-David Deetz 16.711.

 

Group 2:  1. 42s-Don Shaw 15.086, 2. 15-Justin Duty 15.241, 3. 37w-Scott Ward 15.250, 4. 16-Austin Seibert 15.268, 5. 2T-Ryan Gustin 15.369, 6. 91T-Tony Toste 15.382, 7. 12-Nick Bartels 15.772, 8. 18x-Cody Barnett 15.917, 9. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh 16.236, 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker 16.706, 11. 78-Ed Peters 17.762.

 

Group 3:  1. 54x-David Breazeale 14.895, 2. 7w-Ricky Weiss 14.924, 3. 32p-Bobby Pierce 14.926, 4. 32-Chris Simpson 15.235, 5. 01-Garrett Alberson 15.352, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders 15.399, 7. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell 15.462, 8. 15k-Justin Kay 15.514, 9. 44-Eric Mass 15.832, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg 16.285, 11. 7d-Austin Theiss 16.459.

 

Group 4:  1. 97-Cade Dillard 15.110, 2. 90-Lance Matthees 15.187, 3. 157-Mike Marlar 15.243, 4. 6T-Terry Carter 15.294, 5. 89-Mike Spatola 15.371, 6. 37x-Rob Mayea 15.549, 7. 28-John Cornell 15.691, 8. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr. 15.917, 9. 22-Jonathan Ortega 16.128, 10. 3k-Tanner Kelick 16.305, 11. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher 16.806, 12. 26-Jon Brinkley 16.840.

 

Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains

 

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 2. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 3. 32b-Clay Daly, 4. 17-Billy Franklin, 5. 86-Kyle Beard, 6. 18-Chase Junghans, 7. 75-Terry Phillips, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 44x-Clint Smith, 10. 98-Jason Rauen, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt. DNS: 5-David Deetz.

 

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 42s-Don Shaw, 2. 37w-Scott Ward, 3. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 4. 16-Austin Siebert, 5. 12-Nick Bartels, 6. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 7. 91T-Tony Toste, 8. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 9. 15-Justin Duty, 10. 18x-Cody Barnett, 11. 78-Ed Peters.

 

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 2. 54x-David Breazeale, 3. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 5. 32-Chris Simpson, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders, 7. 01-Garrett Anderson, 8. 15k-Justin Kay, 9. 44-Eric Mass, 10. 7-Austin Theiss, 11. 6-Casey Skyberg.

 

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 157-Mike Marlar, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 90-Lance Matthees, 4. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 5. 37x-Rob Mayea, 6. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 7. 28-John Cornell, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 26-Jon Brinkley, 10. 89-Mike Spatola, 11. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 12. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher.

 

“B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main

 

First “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 86-Kyle Beard, 2. 18-Chase Junghans, 3. 75-Terry Phillips, 4. 10n-Rob Sanders, 5. 12-Nick Bartels, 6. 44x-Clint Smith, 7. 98-Jason Rauen, 8. 91T-Tony Toste, 9. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 10. 15v-Cody Vandenbergh, 11. 18x-Cody Barnett, 12. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 13. 15-Justin Duty, 14. 75-Ed Peters. DNS: 5-David Deetz.

 

Second “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 32-Chris Simpson, 2. 37x-Rob Mayea, 3. 01-Garrett Alberson, 4. 15k-Justin Kay, 5. 20-Rodney Sanders, 6. 7d-Austin Theiss, 7. 89-Mike Spatola, 8. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 9. 44-Eric Mass, 10. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 11. 28-John Cornell, 12. 6-Casey Skyberg, 13. 26-Jon Brinkley. DNS: 6T-Terry Carter, 22-Jonathan Ortega.

 

Pro Power Dash:

 

Dash (10 Laps): 1. 20-Rodney Sanders, 2. 12-Nick Bartels, 3. 44x-Clint Smith, 4. 89-Mike Spatola, 5. 7d-Austin Theiss, 6. 44-Eric Mass, 7. 91T-Tony Toste, 8. 98-Jason Rauen, 9. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher.

 

“A” Main

 

“A” Main (40 Laps):  1. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 42s-Don Shaw, 6. 37w-Scott Wrard, 7. 54x-David Breazeale, 8. 157-Mike Marlar, 9. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 10. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 11. 01-Garrett Alberson, 12. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 13. 18-Chase Junghans, 14. 32-Chris Simpson, 15. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 16. 90-Lance Matthess, 17. 86-Kyle Beard, 18. 75-Terry Phillips, 19. 32b-Clay Daly, 20. 16-Austin Siebert, 21. 17-Billy Franklin, 22. 10n-Rob Sanders, 23. 37x-Rob Mayea, 24. 15k-Justin Kay.

 

 

MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential:

 

Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains

 

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 6-Casey Skyberg, 2. 30-Matt Leer, 3. 5g-Scott Greer, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 15k-Justin Kay, 6. X57-Richie Davis, 7. 111-Bumper Jones, 8. J17-Jake Gallardo, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 101-Butch Reid, 11. 8a-Al Giesbrecht. DNS: 36-Ryan Cousins.

 

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 69-Lucas Schott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 29d-Brad Dierks, 4. 7x-Jason Krohn, 5. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. 98-Alex Stanford, 8. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 9. G17-Fito Gallardo, 10. 27-Chris Unrau, 11. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stanford.

 

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 10c-Chad Olsen, 2. 0-Jake O’Neil, 3. 1st-Johnny Scott, 4. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 99-Josh Angst, 6. 82-Christy Barnett, 7. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 2a-Casey Arneson, 9. 71-Dustin Strand, 10. 82-Austin Adams, 11. 18z-Zane Devilbiss.

 

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 3. 21-Austin Bonner, 4. 23-Adam Cates, 5. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 6. 131-Royal Jones, 7. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 8. 2-Rusty Koleman, 9. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 10. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr. DNS: 232-Kent Arment.

 

“B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main

 

First “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 2. J17-Jake Gallardo, 3. 2a-Casey Arneson, 4. 131-Royal Jones, 5. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 6. G17-Fito Gallardo, 7. 111-Bumper Jones, 8. 21-Austin Bonner, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 36-Ryan Cousins, 11. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 12. 23-Adam Cates. DNS: 71-Dustin Strand, 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr.

 

Second “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 3. 101-Butch Reid, 4. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 6. 27-Chris Unrau, 7. 2-Rusty Koleman, 8. 98-Alex Stanford, 9. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 10. 99-Josh Angst, 11. 40jr-Bubba Stafford. DNS: 232-Kent Arment, 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 85-Austin Adams, 82-Christy Barnett.

 

“A” Main

 

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 1st-Johnny Scott, 3. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 4. 69-Lucas Schott, 5. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 6. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 7. 15k-Justin Kay, 8. 7k-Jason Krohn, 9. 5g-Scott Greer, 10. 10c-Chad Olsen, 11. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 12. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 13. 2a-Casey Arneson, 14. 29d-Brad Dierks, 15. 19sb-Lance Mari, 16. J17-Jake Gallardo, 17. 30-Matt Leer, 18. X57-Richie Davis, 19. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 20. 6-Casey Skyberg, 21. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 22. 131-Royal Jones, 23. 101-Butch Reid, 24. 0-Jake O’Neil.

 

 

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Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains

 

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 3J-Josh Cain, 2. 28-Jesse Horst, 3. 782-Miah Christensen, 4. 5m-Wes Meeks, 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 6. 2-Jesse Haynie, 7. 75c-Bo Partain, 8. 56-Terry Bahr, 9. 7d-Heath Dry, 10. 98s-R.J. Bishop, 11. 94-Jalen Rice, 12. 22-Todd Hoff.

 

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 271-Kelly Hagel, 2. 32-Eric Haugland, 3. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 4. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 5. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 5-Daniel Anders, 8. 1s-Scott Bintz, 9. 8n-Nick Rivera, 10. 171-Jed Smith, 11. 8-D.J. Werkmeister, 12. 15a-Aaron Phillips.

 

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 17s-Lance Schill, 2. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 3. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 4. 88-Nathan Smith, 5. 5c-Preston Carr, 6. 93ar-A.R. Smith, 7. 7g-Dennis Gates, 8. 34-James Meile, 9. 3h-Noah Hollingshead, 10. 57x-Chad Horst, 11. 67-Rex Conrad, 12. 3-Dickie Gorham.

 

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 19-Lucas Rodin, 2. 7-Donovan Flores, 3. 0-Cole Searing, 4. 777-Mike Rosales, 5. 93-Gary Gorham, 6. 31-Scott Hansen, 7. 44JT-Jaime Flores, 8. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 9. 82-Sherman Barnett, 10. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 11. 81x-Matt Spardy, 12. 14-Shawn Strong.

                                                                                               

“B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main

 

First “B” Main (10 Laps):  1. 44JR-Jaime Torres, 2. 31-Scott Hansen, 3. 93-Gary Gorham, 4. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 5. 75c-Bo Partain, 6. 14-Shawn Strong, 7. 8n-Nick Rivera, 8. 88-Nathan Smith, 9. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 10. 1s-Scott Bintz, 11. 15a-Aaron Phillips, 12. 93ar-A.R. Smith, 13. 98s-R.J. Bishop, 14. 7g-Dennis Gates, 15. 8-D.J. Werkmeister, 16. 94-Jalen Rice.

 

Second “B” Main (10 Laps):  1. 777-Mike Rosales, 2. 2-Jesse Haynie, 3. 5-Daniel Anders, 4. 10c-Cole Haugland, 5. 56-Terry Bahr, 6. 5m-Wes Meeks, 7. 7d-Heath Dry, 8. 34-James Meile, 9. 82-Sherman Barnett, 10. 81x-Matt Spardy, 11. 171-Jed Smith, 12. 3-Dickie Gorham.  DNS: 71-Brian Strand, 67-Rex Conrad, 3h-Noah Hollingshead, 22-Todd Hoff.

 

“A” Main

 

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 3J-Josh Cain, 2. 782-Miah Christensen, 3. 17s-Lance Schill, 4. 32-Eric Haugland, 5. 0-Cole Searing, 6. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 7. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 8. 10c-Cole Haugland, 9. 777-Mike Rosales, 10. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 11. 19-Lucas Rodin, 12. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 13. 5-Daniel Anders, 14. 271-Kelly Hagel, 15. 7-Donovan Flores, 16. 5c-Preston Carr, 17. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 18. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 19. 28-Jesse Horst, 20. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 21. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 22. 2-Jesse Haynie, 23. 31-Scott Hansen, 24. 93-Gary Gorham.

 

 

Current Wild West Shootout Points through Night Four of Six:

 

    Late Models  

1

157

Mike Marlar

192

2

42s

Don Shaw

189

3

B5

Brandon Sheppard

176

4

32p

Bobby Pierce

167

5

32

Chris Simpson

149

6

O1

Garrett Alberson

141

7

75

Terry Phillips

115

8

18

Chase Junghans

107

9

54X

David Braeazale

106

10

86

Kyle Beard

105

11

89

Mike Spatola

103

12

2T

Ryan Gustin

98

13

7w

Ricky Weiss

94

14

16

Austin Siebert

89

15

37W

Scott Ward

80

16

97

Cade Dillard

79

17

20

Rodney Sanders

61

18

0

Jake O’Neil

60

19

44X

Clint Smith

55

20

15

Justin Duty

55

21

7D

Austin Theiss

49

22

51

Joey Moriarty

46

23

96rc

R.C. Whitwell

46

24

32b

Clay Daly

44

25

3k

Tanner Kelick

41

26

90

Lance Matthees

41

27

91t

Tony Toste

38

28

15k

Justin Kay

34

29

6

Ricky Thornton, Jr.

34

30

90

Pat Doar

31

31

37x

Robert Mayea

30

32

12

Nick Bartels

28

33

17

Billy Franklin

26

34

7mm

Michael Maresca

18

35

18x

Cody Barnett

12

36

44

Eric Mass

11

37

6T

Terry Carter

10

38

28

John Cornell

10

39

98

Jason Rauen

10

40

45

Dustin Bluhm

9

41

3x

Lyndon Bolt

9

42

10n

Rob Sanders

9

43

22

Jonathan Ortega

8

44

38

Thomas Hunziker

8

45

7DX

Jake Davis

8

46

78

Ed Peters

6

47

15x

John Duty

6

48

54

Carlos Ahumanda

5

49

5

David Deetz

5

50

78s

Steve Stultz

5

51

6

Casey Skyberg

4

52

26

Jon Brinkley

4

53

15v

Colby Vandenbergh

2

54

J17

Jake Gallardo

2

55

9

Mike Masters

1

       
       
    Modifieds  

1

1ST

Johnny Scott

175

2

7A

Shane Sabraski

173

3

69

Lucas Schott

153

4

7K

Jason Krohn

148

5

20RT

Ricky Thornton Jr

140

6

99

Josh Angst

135

7

23

Matt Gilbertson

120

8

2A

Casey Arneson

117

9

30

Matt Leer

103

10

15K

Justin Kay

97

11

0

Jake O’Neil

85

12

2s

Stormy Scott

85

13

71

Dustin Strand

81

14

65X

Carlos Ahumada Jr

81

15

6

Casey Skyberg

79

16

2J

Blake Jegtvig

78

17

23

Adam Cates

73

18

29d

Brad Dierks

72

19

6D

Dylan Goplen

71

20

G17

Fito Gallardo

65

21

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

58

22

111

Bumper Jones

54

23

10c

Chad Olsen

51

24

19sb

Lance Mari

46

25

44

Christy Barnett

43

26

18Z

Zane DeVilbiss

40

27

5g

Scott Greer

39

28

19

Lucas Rodin

38

29

J17

Jake Gallardo

37

30

160

Michael Maggard

34

31

96

RC Whitwell

27

32

131

Royal Jones

20

33

4

Billy Vogel

19

34

75

Spencer Wilson

18

35

232

Kent Arment

16

36

5m

Anthony Madrid

11

37

36

Ryan Cousins

10

38

71H

Jesse Hoskins

10

39

21

Austin Bonner

9

40

77X

Austin Kuehl

9

41

81X

Brian Ruhlman

9

42

196

Joey Olschowka

6

43

7

Ken McCleskey

6

44

F27

Lynnsee Provence

6

45

33

Steve Muilenberg

6

46

A1

Phil Dixon

6

47

65S

Carlos Ahumada Sr

5

48

X57

Richie Davis

5

49

2

Rusty Koleman

4

50

121

Tim Tharp

4

51

8a

Al Giesbrecht

2

52

27

Chris Unrau

2

53

L8

Brian Schultz

1

54

81

Scott Hansen

1

       
       
    X-Modifieds  

1

0

Cole Searing

204

2

1s

Scott Bintz

191

3

30

Dewayne Tesch

173

4

39

Steve Muilenburg

155

5

19

Lucas Rodin

137

6

16

Jason VandeKamp

118

7

44GT

Jaime Torres

117

8

3J

Josh Cain

115

9

99

Shawn Fernkes

111

10

55

Mike Hailmann

102

11

782

Miah Christensen

100

12

31

Scott Hansen

91

13

14

Shawn Strong

87

14

5C

Preston Carr

83

15

10c

Cole Hauglend

71

16

6

Dean Eggebraaten

71

17

32

Eric Haugland

63

18

7

Donavon Flores

59

19

17az

Neil Eckhart

50

20

88

Nathan Smith

49

21

777

Mike Rosales

47

22

2

Jesse Haynie

44

23

5r

Ryan Doron

39

24

57x

Chad Horst

31

25

2jg

Jason George

30

26

7T

Joseph Thomas

29

27

51W

Ronald Webster

29

28

67

Rex Conrad

28

29

20

Mark Harrison

28

30

82

Sherman Barnett

27

31

5

Daniel Anders

25

32

81X

Matt Spardy

25

33

6C

Calvin Caitlin

24

34

271

Kelly Hagel

16

35

71

Dustin Strand

15

36

7d

Heath Dry

14

37

75C

Bo Partain

9

38

15

Speedy Madrid

9

39

56

Terry Bahr

8

40

11

Richie Jones

7

41

171

Jed smith

7

42

5m

Justin Minx

5

43

28

Peyton George

4

44

7g

Dennis Gates

3

45

34

James Meile

2

Sources: Lonnie Wheatley/Wild West Shootout PR

Christopher Bell Goes Back to Back at the Chili Bowl

TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2018) With the thunderous applause of packed grandstands, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell added his name to the history books yet again with his second Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire victory in as many years.
Handing Keith Kunz his seventh win as a car owner, and fourth consecutive since 2015, the weekend included three preliminary night wins and a Saturday night podium sweep.
“Once in a lifetime. This week was once in a lifetime,” commented Kunz on his team’s achievement.
Despite the win, Bell felt a sense of disappointment after he regained the lead in the closing laps when Kyle Larson’s night ended with mechanical failure under the bonnet of No. 01.

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Rosenqvist moves to top of standings after victory in Marrakesh

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO (January 13, 2018) – Felix Rosenqvist bided his time and made amends for missing out on victory in Marrakesh last year with a late move on Sebastien Buemi to clinch his second consecutive win of the season.
The Mahindra Racing driver looked comfortable in the fight at the front and closely followed Buemi for the second stint ready to pounce. The Swede, who was fortune to complete the distance after a battery change between qualifying and the race, stuck behind the slipstream of the Renault e.dams driver and made a lunge up the inside of Turn 7 to take the lead.
From there Rosenqvist didn’t look back and held on to victory at the same venue where he lost out on the win in only his second-ever Formula E race. It’s the first time Rosenqvist has stood at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship standings, four points clear of DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird who came home in third place.

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Matt Sheppard Hired to Drive for Maryland’s Shawn Ward Racing In 2018 With Emphasis On Short Track Super Series; New No. 9s to Debut At Motorsports Show

HURLOCK, MD – The hottest Modified driver on dirt is heading to the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in 2018.

Matt Sheppard, who ended 2017 with a Northeast-leading 40-plus feature wins, has announced his intentions to compete for Hurlock, Md.-based Shawn Ward Racing on the Short Track Super Series in ’18 plus other high-paying special events in Delaware and New Jersey.

Expect the debut of an all-new Hurlock Auto & Speed-sponsored No. 9s in the Sunoco Race Fuels booth at this weekend’s Motorsports 2018 Racecar & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Will Invade Airborne Park Speedway for the First Time on July 25

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 13, 2018 – With great excitement, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series announces that The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its inaugural visit to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 

Airborne Park Speedway is a half-mile premier dirt track facility that has converted from asphalt to dirt racing multiple times throughout its 64 years of existence. The most recent transformation came before the start of the 2017 season, which ended 26 consecutive years of Airborne as a pavement track.
 
“Airborne has gone back and forth between asphalt and dirt since its inception in 1954. It’s always been about what product is hot, and recently that has been dirt track racing,” Airborne Media Director Robby Knowles said.

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Andy Marchese Back in the Groove with Stafford Limited Late Model

Stafford Springs, CT — When the first green flag of the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is dropped at Stafford Speedway, Tolland native Andy Marchese will be making his return to full-time racing in the Limited Late Model division.  Marchese will be piloting the #5 car that is owned by DP Motorsports with sponsorship from NAPA Tolland, Big Haus USA, and Casagrande Builders.  Marchese has made only 9 starts over the last three seasons in Stafford’s Late Model division, but he is looking forward to getting back into full-time competition.

“I got started in the Street Stock division and it took me a while to learn how to drive the car and I managed to win a couple races,” said Marchese.  “I had an opportunity to move up to the Late Model division in 2015 and although I’ve raced a couple of times a year the last few years, I’ve basically been out of racing for the last 3 seasons.  The Late Model was a massive step up for me.  Between helping Kevin Gambacorta with his #23 car and going racing in Wild Thing Karts with my daughter Dominique, I didn’t have the time to fully commit to it. After this past season ended, an opportunity came up with DP Motorsports to run a full season in the Limited Late Model division so now I can get some seat time and experience and get back in the groove.  Honestly, I think the Limited Late Model division is where I belong, I was way over my head in the Late Model division.”

With his relative lack of racing during the last three seasons, Marchese is not setting any lofty expectations for himself.  Marchese’s focus will be on getting track time and building his confidence behind the wheel back to the level it was during his stint in the Street Stock division.

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Dodson Going Big Block Racing at Albany Saratoga

Multi-Time Modified Champion Willy Decker Behind The Wheel

January 9, 2018 (Canajoharie, NY) – There isn’t a single race fan that doesn’t know about Albany-Saratoga Speedway nestled in Malta New York. It’s home to some of the toughest Capital District dirt racers, Super DIRTcar Series All-Stars, and Hall Of Fame drivers. In 2018 Willy Decker will bring his brand new Dodson Construction Big Block Modified team to the great race place.

Rich Dodson is well known in the Capital District for his avid support of dirt track racing and his winning race team that began back in 2007. As a car owner, he’s earned wins, awards, and championships. With both his drivers from last season moving on to pursue their own programs, team green turned to former Utica Rome Modified track champion Willy Decker to fill the seat.

Decker had been helping RDR with setups which resulted in feature wins and improved finishes. He’s no stranger to victory lane himself and drove one of Dodson’s 602 Crate powered cars to end last season. Now Dodson and Decker will team up, move up, and chase the dream at Albany Saratoga Speedway in Big Block Modified competition.

 

RDR turned to fellow car owner Jake Spraker, who has his own newly formed Modified team with Sportsman superstar Rocky Warner at the wheel, and inquired about a power plant. A short time later Dodson’s team green obtained a Kevlar power plant to put between the frame rails of the brand new 2018 Bicknell Racing Chassis.

“It’s something we’ve thought about doing for a long time, so when the opportunity presented itself we asked Willy if he’d like to drive a Big Block for us and he was happy to come aboard,” said Rich Dodson.

Dodson and his fiancée Donna Marie are excited to have a chance to upgrade their program, move up, and insert a proven winner to the drivers seat for team green.

“We’re really excited to have Willy at the wheel. Right now we’re focused on getting everything ready to run at Albany Saratoga and put forth a good running piece we can compete with at the next level,” said Dodson.

Willy Decker echoed those sentiments, as well explained how he fell in love with the great race place after his very first visit to the Malta, NY facility.

“Ever since I went to Albany-Saratoga to help those guys (RDR) I fell in love with the place,” said Decker. “The amount of people that were there to watch the drivers was crazy and I thought it was a special show,” he continued.

Decker didn’t waste time in sharing his enthusiasm for working with a championship car owner on a schedule that includes Albany-Saratoga as home and select big shows through the summer.

“Those guys (Rich and Donna) are great people. I truly enjoy being around them. Rich is willing to get the equipment we need to run good at Malta and I’m looking forward to racing there. I think we’ll do well,” Decker concluded.

What does the Jedi master of dirt track promotion in the Capital District think of his newest edition to the Big Block ranks at the great race place? With the field already stacked weekly, let’s just say Lyle DeVore is excited to see Willy Decker raise the competitive bar for drivers chasing an Albany Saratoga Speedway Modified track championship.

Willy Decker has modified track championships at Utica Rome, Brewerton, and Can-Am Speedways. He possesses the knowledge to propel the Dodson Construction team green number 1X forward in arguably one of the toughest fields assembled on a weekly basis, but that’s nothing new for the next wheelman at RDR Racing.

For more information on RDR and team green racing follow their social media page at www.facebook.com/rdrracing.

Sources: Rob Hazer/Dodson Racing PR

Visit Weedsport Speedway at Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show January 19-21

2018 Kicks Off at the Motorsports Racecar & Tradeshow

WEEDSPORT, NY (January 12, 2018) – Weedsport Speedway will once again be a part of the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show fueled by SUNOCO and distributed by Insinger Performance inside the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from January 19-21.

The Weedsport Speedway booth will feature special novelty sales and other fun activities.

Those who sign up for the Weedsport Speedway e-mail list at the show can purchase 2017 t-shirts for only $5, otherwise, shirts will be on sale for just $10.  Signing up for the e-mail list provides fans with instant and up to date news, notes, and information in regards to Weedsport Speedway events and specials.

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Starrett Tools Joins Stafford’s SK Modified® Contingency Program

Stafford Springs, CT — In recent years the racing in Stafford’s SK Modified® division has been second to none, with weekly excitement and jaw-dropping finishes.  The 2018 season promises to be much of the same with a driver roster full of young talent and crafty veterans.  New for the 2018 season, Starrett Tools has signed on as a contingency partner for the entire season, awarding a $150 bonus each week to the winner of each SK Modified® feature.

“All of us here at Starrett are looking forward to supporting the SK Modified® division at Stafford,” explained Jim Taylor, VP, L.S. Starrett Co.  “The SK Modified® division has been thrilling fans with excellent racing the last few seasons and we are excited to partner with Stafford to bring a weekly bonus for the winner.”

The Athol, Massachusetts based Starrett Tools has shown that they are committed to Modified racing in the Northeast.  Last month Starrett announced title sponsorship of the August 3rd NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 at Stafford as well as the continued backing of Whelen Modified Tour drivers Matthew Swanson, Timmy Solomito, and Jimmy Blewett.

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Call Before You Dig Late Model 50 Boasts $1811 to Win at Stafford

Stafford Speedway and Call Before You Dig, Inc. (CBYD) for the second year in a row will partner to present the Call 811 Before You Dig Late Model 50.  The event scheduled for Friday, August 17th will guarantee $1,811 for the winner and $250 to start.  The 50-lap special event will carry a race purse exceeding $10,000.

“Call Before You Dig is happy to continue our partnership with Stafford Speedway by the sponsoring the CBYD Late Model 50,” said Derek Brown, Vice President of Damage Prevention and Education at CBYD.  “Our partnership with Stafford helps to promote safe digging in Connecticut.  Everyone at CBYD loves the Late Model division and we’re proud to be part of the promotion of the Late Model division at Stafford.”

CBYD’s sponsorship of the August 17th CBYD Late Model 50 continues a partnership with Stafford Speedway that dates back to the 2010 season.  The $1,811 to win the Late Model 50 is another opportunity to promote 811.  The 811 message will have strong presence in the month of August at Stafford.  Along with the Late Model 50, the CBYD 811 Challenge, which starts at the NAPA Spring Sizzler, will culminate on Friday, August 10th.

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Bonsignore Sets Sights On First Championship with New Chassis and Crew Chief

Phoenix Communications continues as Primary Sponsor of No. 51 team

BELLPORT, N.Y. (January 10, 2018) – Kenneth Massa Motorsports has announced its 2018 plans for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Veteran driver Justin Bonsignore will drive an LFR Car as he races for the NWMT championship with Ryan Stone as his crew chief.

“I’m very pleased we were able to put this deal together after a tremendous amount of work,” said Ken Massa, team owner.  “This will bring our team to the next level.  We didn’t have the season we wanted to last year and after an exhaustive process, speaking to all the manufactures, and a handful of crew chiefs, we have it nailed down.  I’m ready to put our team and sponsor back in Victory Lane and work toward earning our first championship in the series.”

Additionally, it was announced that Phoenix Communications Inc., a leading provider of fiber optic construction services to the telecommunications industry and municipalities throughout the northeastern United States, will continue its partnership with KMM serving as the primary sponsor of the No. 51 NWMT race car.

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