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A Packed House for Opening Night at I-35 Speedway!

March 25th, 2017

With full bleachers and a pit full of the best drivers in the country I-35 Speedway would kick off the 2017 racing season in style. We would honor our Military and have Motor Racing Outreach Member Robbie Skipper deliver the invocation with Jamie King singing our National Anthem setting the stage for a great night.

E-Modified would take to the smooth fast racetrack first and see rookie Chris Mercer #13 charge out front and lead the first few circuits. Lap 4 would see the familiar #3D of Matt Dorssom slip by Mercer taking over the top spot. Mercer would not give up easily and move back past Dorssom on the high side as the two would battle side by side. Dorssom would eventually pull ahead taking heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #75x with him. Dorssom would not look back and not be challenged as he would pick up his first feature win of 2017. Smith would place a solid second with the ever present contender Matthew Lance #12x ending the night third. Mercer, in his first ever race, would hold off the challenge of other heat race winner Jim Masoner Jr to place fourth forcing Masoner to place fifth.

“Maddog” Matt Dorssom, E-Modified Feature Winner!!!

Charging to the track next were the always entertaining and fast growing Pure Stocks. 2016 Rookie of the Year Cody King #29 would use the high side to his advantage and take the early lead to never relinquish on his way to Victory Lane. King would be challenged every lap by heat race winner Jacob Grotewiel #11J who would finish the night second. Other heat race winner 99A Kerry Ayers would slip back in the pack then rebound back to the front for a solid third place run holding Conner Masoner #47x to fourth. CJ Turner in his #91 would round out the nights top five.

“Kingdinger” Cody King, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would buzz around the speedway and see Allen Anders #15A win both heat race and feature on the opening night of action. Shawn Kraft #12 would place second with Mackenzie Edson #3m third and Matt Carr #16m fourth.

Allen Anders, Sport Compact Feature Winner!!!

Grand Nationals would see many different leaders as the front did not seem the place to be. Heat race winner Travis Walker #71 would take the early lead only go through the spin cycle in turn number two and hand the lead over to Donnie Brown #26. Brown would lead the next few laps until he would spin coming off turn four allowing Danan Knott #98 to grab the lead. Knott’s lead would be short lived as he would slide over the birm in turn three allowing Walker to regain the front and appear to be the car to beat. As the laps would wind down, Billie Hoover #97 would use the high side to pass Walker and pick up the feature win. Walker would place second with Brown third, Knott fourth and Chad Fuller #0R fifth.

Billie Hoover, Grand National Feature Winner!!!

With skill and perfection the USRA B-Modifieds would put on a show of epic proportions for all fans in attendance. Heat race winner Ed Noll #15 would set the pace taking the lead until looping it in turn number four to bring out the first yellow. Cody Brill #96 would charge to the front on the restart and lead every lap from there on out to see the checker first and claim the win. It was not easy for Brill as heat race winner Steve Clancy #12c would challenge but have to settle for second as this night belonged to the #96 of Brill. Randy Ainsworth #57 was the big mover and shaker of the race using the high line to perfection to finish and impressive third place on the night. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would battle side by side and wheel to wheel with Mike Tanner #20T as both were in win contention all feature. Schwope would come home fourth with heat race winner Tanner rounding out the top five.

Cody “the Thrill” Brill, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA Stock Car was low in number but very high in quality as they would take to the track. Heat race winner Jay Barnes #19 would take the early lead until Hall of Famer Dean Wray #77 would work his way to the lead. Wray would not be challenged and pick up victory number one of the 2017 season in the USRA Stock Car Division. Sam Scott #93 would battle Jon Boller Jr #20x and Barnes until Barnes would develop problems and be forced to retire from the field. Boller and Scott would continue to battle for the second spot until the 20x would also encounter mechanical issues and exit the track leaving Scott to place second. Third would belong to the always fast and consistent #33 of Mark Ronnebaum with Ron Hill #72 fourth. Jon Boller would round out the nights top five.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!!

With a locked and loaded field the USRA Modifieds would take to the track and not disappoint with great side by side racing. Heat race winner Jesse Sobbing #99 would charge out front with the #11 of Darren Shaw close behind as the feature got underway. Sobbing would prove to have the setup for this night as he would lead every lap and do a super burnout in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle! Darren Shaw would end the night with a strong second place showing with 2016 Track Champion Dennis Elliott #29 working his way to third. Fourth place would see Wisconsin native and heat race winner Paul Niznik #42 work his way through the pack to place fourth with Austin Johnson #98 impressing with a fifth place finish.

“Crazy” Jesse Sobbing, USRA Modified Feature Winner!!!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans for a great night of racing action and family fun! I-35 Speedway would also like to welcome Jacob Blair to the Announcers Booth and thank him for the great job.

See everyone next week at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Snake Bit Pollard Looks for Redemption at The Rattler

March 23rd, 2017

SENOIA, Ga. — Bubba Pollard has his wheelman hands ready for double duty at South Alabama Speedway this weekend. The Senoia, Georgia driver will compete in both the Baby Rattler on Saturday and The Rattler 250 on Sunday.

“I’ve ran both of these races there the past few years, so I’ve gotten pretty used to jumping back and forth between the two cars,” Pollard said. “It’s a fun weekend, especially when you are successful, and definitely a race I look forward to every year.” Success is something Pollard has seen plenty of on the Pro Late Model side, winning the event back to back in 2014 and 2015. Pollard almost solidified the hat trick one year ago, but was involved in a wreck while leading coming to the checkered flag.

“Last year was a bad deal,” Pollard stated. “I was really disappointed in how that went down, but I’ve put it behind me. We always have a strong car for the Baby Rattler and I’m expecting to compete for the win again this year.” While the 30 year-old driver has held the baby rattler in Victory Lane, he always seems to be snake bit in the Rattler 250. Over the past three year he has suffered a plethora of problems, from crashes to engine issues, and does not own a finish above 20th.

“We’ve had strong cars for The Rattler, but it just seems like something always goes wrong,” Pollard commented. “I’m excited to bring my new Senneker car to South Alabama and see what we have for everyone and if we can turn our luck around.” Both Super Late Models and Pro Late Models will be on track Friday for practice. Pollard will qualify and race in the Baby Rattler, as well as qualify for the Rattler 250 on Saturday, March 18. The Rattler 250 will be held on Sunday, March 19. Pollard fans can watch the Rattler 250 live on Speed51.com starting at 2:00 p.m. CST.

For more information on Bubba Pollard, visit www.bubbapollard.com, follow him on Twitter, @BubbaPollard26 and “Like” his Facebook fan page, Bubba Pollard Racing.

Ronnie Gardner Scores Win #20 at Bakersfield

March 22nd, 2017

Slipping past Nic Faas on lap six, Ronnie Gardner (Corona, California) claimed last Saturday’s season opener at Bakersfield Speedway. For Gardner, the $1,200 win after starting seventh was his twentieth career Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget victory. Cory Elliott, Faas, Frankie Guerrini and Terry Nichols followed the four-time and defending champion to the checkered flags.

Racing the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Pac Springs / Wilwood Brakes Stewart, Ronnie Gardner moves into fourth on the series win list behind Sleepy Tripp, Robby Flock, and Billy Boat. Gardner earned the night’s Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the twenty-three car roster and placed third in his heat race. Heading to Placerville on March 29th, Ronnie holds a three point lead over the competition.

Cory Elliott (Bakersfield, California) had a solid night and finished second in front of his hometown fans. Driving the family owned #11E FK Indy / Oilwize Spike, Elliott qualified third overall and won the 8-lap Keizer Aluminum Wheels / Saldana Racing Products Heat Race #3. The 2015 Rookie of the Year heads to the “Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown” ranked second in points.

After leading the first five laps, Nic Faas (Huntington Beach, California) settled for third in the Bakersfield main event. Piloting Jerome Rodela’s #25X Trench Shoring / Ed Pink Racing Engines Breka, Faas was second fast in time trials and won the night’s Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat Race #3 with a late surge over Randi Pankratz. The 2008 Champion and Rookie of the year left Bakersfield sitting third in the point chase.

Frankie Guerrini (San Rafael, California) raced to fourth at Bakersfield from twelfth. Driving the family owned #63 F&F Racing / Davis Motorsports Stealth, Guerrini qualified eighteenth overall and scored fifth in his heat race. The former BCRA Champion heads to Placerville Speedway ranked fourth in the championship points.

“The Panda” Terry Nichols (Delano, California) rebounded from restarting at the back to claim fifth in the 30-lap main event. Racing his #1P Rex & Tracie / Masters Design & Construction Spike, Nichols had trouble in time trials, placing twenty-third and scored third in his heat race. The 2009 West Coast Sprint Rookie of the Year left Bakersfield sitting fifth in the chase for the championship.

Rookie contender Mason Daniel (Visalia, California) earned the night’s Esslinger Engineering Hard Charger / Best Passing Job honors with an eighth place run from nineteenth. Piloting the family owned #33 Young’s Racing / Dylon Risk Management Spike, Daniel was nineteenth quick in time trials and placed seventh in his heat race. The micro sprint veteran ranks ninth in the point standings.

Robert Dalby (Anaheim, California) won the night’s 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Driving the family owned #4D R-D Spring & Stamping / Monster Seal Spike, Dalby qualified seventh overall and placed eleventh in his heat race. The RMMRA feature winner heads to Placerville sitting eleventh in the point chase.

On Wednesday, March 29th, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets will travel to Placerville Speedway for the “Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown.” Located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, California, the event also features the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. More event and ticket information can be found at www.placervillespeedway.com or calling 530.344.7592.

The Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Esslinger Engineering, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the series, visit the United States Auto Club (USAC) website at www.usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Loudpedal Productions has USAC Western States Midget DVDs and videos on demand available for purchase at www.loudpedal.tv and 805.407.7229.

Davenport Speedway gears up for 2017

March 21st, 2017

DAVENPORT, Ia.– Spring will be here shortly and soon the green flag will drop on the 2017 racing season at the Davenport Speedway. Twenty-one nights of stock car racing action make up this year’s schedule for the dirt track located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Special events figure prominently in this year’s schedule.

The season will start with the REBEL 5K held on Friday, April 7th. The event is highlighted by IMCA Late Models racing on the quarter-mile track. Also racing at the REBEL 5K will be Modifieds, Street Stocks, and SportMods. A $5,000 prize awaits the winner of the Late Model feature.

The following Friday, April 14th, the racing action jumps over to the half-mile track on for the 4th annual Midwest Sanction Showdown. The event is co-sanctioned by the MARS Dirt Car Series and the Corn Belt Clash late model series. Last year,Wisconsin’s Jimmy Mars was victorious in the Showdown. The late models will be joined on the track by Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods.

The Lucas Oil MLRA late models will return to the Davenport Speedway on Friday, May 5th, as the open late models tackle the quarter-mile oval. The Modified, Street Stock, and Sport Mod classes will be racing for track points.

The Iowa Governor’s Cup, the official stock car championship of the State of Iowa, will see some big changes in 2017. This year’s version of the Iowa Governor’s Cup is the 25th running of the race and will be held on Friday, September22nd. IMCA Modifieds will be the featured class this year, paying $5,000 to win. Sport Mods will pay $2,000to win and Street Stocks $1,000 to win. All races for the one-night event will be on the quarter-mile track.

For the seventh straight year, the Davenport Speedway will offer $2,000-to-win specials for each of our weekly support classes. The IMCA Mod Madness will be held on May 19th, with the Sport Mod Challenge on June 9th. The Street Stock Clash will take place on August 11th.

The Night of Destruction returns on Friday, September 8th. The motorized mayhem includes Cheater Races for the stock car classes and the always popular Trailer Race.

The battle for the2017 Davenport Speedway track championships will start with the Season Opener on April 21st, and conclude with Season Championship night on August 25th. Weekly racing classes will be IMCA Late Model, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks,and IMCA Sport Mods.

Two of Davenport Speedway track champions for2016 were also crowned IMCA National Champions. IMCA Late Model driver RobTol and of Davenport, won his third national title. Tony Olson captured his first IMCA Northern Sport Mod national championship.

Vintage racing continues to be a fan favorite at the Davenport Speedway. The American Iron Racing Series will visit the Davenport four times in 2017, May 12th, July 7th,August 25th and September 22nd. The Midwest Jalopies will appear three times, April 28th, June 2nd, and July 14th.

Racers will get a chance to try out their new rides before the season begins. A test & tune session will be held, on Thursday, April 6th. The open practice will be on the quarter-mile track.

The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. On weekly points race nights, the pit gates open4pm, with hot laps at 6:15 and racing to follow.

For more information, visit our website at“davenportspeedway.com” or call (563) 652-5302.

2017 DAVENPORT SPEDWAY SCHEDULE
APR 06 TEST& TUNE practice
APR 07 REBEL 5K(Late Model $5,000-to-win,Modifed $1,000-to-win, SportMod and Street Stock)
APR 14 MIDWEST SANCTION SHOWDOWN Featuring open Late Models(Modifed, SportMod, Street Stock-weekly purse)
APR 21 KOEHLER ELECTRIC SEASON OPENER (weeklyclasses)
APR 28 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & VINTAGE COUPES
MAY 05 LUCAS OIL MLRA (Modifed, SportMod, &Street Stock weekly points)
MAY 12 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & A.I.R.S.
MAY 19 MODIFIED MADNESS Modifieds – $2,000-to-win (LateModel, SportMod, & Street Stock weekly points)
MAY 26 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & KIDS NIGHT Bike races at intermission. Kids free admissionwith paid adult.
JUN 02 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & VINTAGE COUPES
JUN 09 SPORT MOD CHALLENGE SportMods – $2,000-to-win (LateModel, Modified & Street Stock weekly points)
JUN 16 WEEKLY POINTS RACING
JUN 23 MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
JUN 30 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & POWDER PUFFRACES
JUL 07 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & A.I.R.S.
JUL 14 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & VINTAGECOUPES
JUL 21 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & MECHANICRACES
AUG 11 STREET STOCK CLASH Street Stocks -$2,000-to-win (Late Model, Modified, & SportMod weekly points)
AUG 18 WEEKLY POINTS RACING (Draw/Re-draw) & KIDS NIGHT
AUG 25 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP & A.I.R.S.
SEP 08 NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION- TRAILER RACE& CHEATERS NIGHT
SEP 22 IOWA GOVERNOR’S CUP($5,000-to-win IMCA Modifed, $2,000-to-win SportMod, $1,000-to-winStreet Stock, and A.I.R.S.)

Macon & Lincoln Speedway Car Show This Weekend At Hickory Point Mall

March 20th, 2017

(Macon, IL) Drivers and teams throughout central Illinois are ready to show off their newly painted rides this coming weekend at Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, IL. After a near 20 year hiatus, the show returned to the mall last March. The Macon and Lincoln Speedway event is scheduled for this Friday-Sunday, March 17-19.

The show will be three days long with cars entering on Thursday, March 16 at 9:00 PM and exiting on Sunday, March 19 at 5:00 PM. Track Enterprises will also have a booth set up, handing out info including pocket schedules for their special events in addition to Macon, Lincoln, and the Terre Haute Action Track. UMP Memberships will be on sale in addition to a signup box for a chance to win Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway season opener tickets.

The show is a great benefit to those who like to display their newly prepared rides before receiving battle scars from on track action. It’s also an additional benefit to sponsors, putting them in front of thousands of sets of eyes over the course of the show. Those who entered the show are asked to arrive by 8:30 on Thursday night to prepare for entry into the mall and to bring material for under the car in case of a possible leak.

Hickory Point Mall opened in 1978 and is located in Forsyth, IL, the northside of the greater Decatur area. It features Bergner’s, Kohl’s, Ross, Von Maur, and Hobby Lobby in addition to a large number of specialty shops.

For information during the winter on the 2017 season, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com , Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, and Track Enterprises at www.trackenterprises.com. You can also call the office at 217-764-3200.

Stateline signs 3-yr contract for RUSH LM & Pro Mods; 1st ever LM Tour 5/20

March 19th, 2017

(Busti, NY)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is proud to announce that not only will the RUSH Late Models and Pro Mods will be returning under the Weekly Series banner at Stateline Speedway on Saturday nights in 2017, but have also signed a three-year contract for both divisions! The Scott and Horner Families are set to begin their second full season of track ownership beginning on April 8, and have also scheduled a first ever Sweeney Tour event for the Late Models on Saturday, May 20.

The 2017 season will mark the third under the RUSH banner for Stateline. Bill Catania operated a partial season in 2015 featuring the RUSH Late Models for the first time ever before the Scott Family and partner Brian Horner took over later that season and ran two events. Last year’s first full season of RUSH Late Model competition at Stateline saw eight different drivers capture wins.

For the first time in the history of Stateline and since Crate Late Models were introduced to the Northeast in 2007, the Busti, New York oval will host a Touring Series events. On Saturday, May 20, Stateline will hold the “Bill Law Memorial”- a $2,000 to-win Sweeney Marquee Tour event. Law was the first person in the Northeast
to have a Crate Late Model even before the division was formed. Law was a big supporter of the concept and fielded cars for numerous drivers over the years including Jim and Jean Scott’s grandson Kyle Scott. Law was a great supporter of his grandson Kyle Murray’s go-kart efforts, who will now debut in the RUSH Late Model class
in 2017.

In 2016, the new Sweeney RUSH Pro Mod division was brought on featuring GM 604 or 602 crate engines in E-Mod type cars on the $135 sealed, spec Bilstein Shocks and the RUSH 91 pump gas. The Pro Mod division is expected to have substantial growth in 2017 with several new drivers participating including some well-known veterans.
The division also got a boost when nearby Bradford Speedway added the class weekly on Sunday nights along with special events at McKean County Raceway in 2017. The second annual “Manufacturers Night” presented by MSD Performance will be held at Stateline on Saturday, July 29.

“We cannot thank the Scott Family enough for their support of RUSH,” stated Director Vicki Emig. “They were good enough to sanction their last two Late Model events in 2015 with us, and we were appreciative they not only brought on the Late Models with us in 2016, but helped us form and develop the Pro Mods, which is really taking off now. We were thrilled last week when we got the call they were signing a three-year contract for both classes and also wanted to make their Bill Law Memorial a Sweeney Marquee Tour event. Bill was a pioneer in the development of Crate Late Model racing in the Northeast and continually promoted the concept from the very beginning.

I can’t imagine how proud Bill would be to know his grandson Kyle will be joining the division in 2017 and carry on his legacy. In the spring of 1956, five young Sugar Grove, Pa. natives (Leonard Briggs, Lloyd
Williams, Don Frank, Jerry Frank, and Marv Thorpe) drove through the night to New York City to complete a deal to purchase 77 acres of land. They told the seller they wanted to “cut some fence posts”. The selling price was reputed to be $1,200. The trees on the land were indeed felled and fence posts were indeed cut, albeit
in the form of guardrail posts and light poles!

By early July, the five had a 1/3-mile clay oval formed. The track featured 400′ straightaways with 125′ radius turns at each end. Bleachers were constructed on both sides of the speedway, only three rows high on the “New York” side and all but the center section on the Pennsylvania side. The center section was five rows
with a “judge’s stand”, a 10′ square platform built behind it. The “judge’s stand” was open to the elements, a very real problem with weather.

The track took its name from the proximity of the New York/Pennsylvania state line, located one-half mile south of the track. In the beginning a rumor had it that the track was bisected lengthwise by the state line, a rumor put to good use for crowd control by the speedway. Beer was sold only on the “New York” side of the
track and a fence was placed in the walkway to the New York grandstands. In order to gain entrance to the New York side, a fan had to prove he/she was 18, the age required to purchase beer at that time.

Late Models were the only class in the beginning and have been the featured class throughout the track’s history. A “Novice” class was tried in 1960 without success but a six-cylinder “Sportsmen” pre-war coupe class was added in 1962 as a result of a series of special 100-lap ‘jalopy’ races starting in 1957. “Hooligans” were added in 1968 with the “Spectator” class added in 1975. The Sportsman coupes were dropped in 1985 when Francis and Lynn Seamens took over from the original owners. Limited Late Models were added in ’85, then the unique rear engine V-6 Sportsmen in 1997. E-Mods were added by 2000. Front wheel drive compacts came along in the early 2000s. Crate Late Models, unsanctioned, were run in a special in 2010 then added to the weekly card in 2011. Of the original owners, only Jerry Frank and Thorpe are still living. Both Seamens have passed away, Lynn in 2006 and Franny in 2010. The track was them operated by Seamen’s second wife, Jenifer, who leased the track to Bill and Lynne Catania in 2014. They operated the speedway until current owners Jim and Jean Scott and Brian Horner purchased it in the summer of 2015.

In 2015, Catania added RUSH sanctioning to the class, giving added importance to the class at the now 61-year old facility. When the Scotts and Horner purchased the speedway, it was continued, offering extra incentives for local competitors, extra prestige in belonging to the largest regional sanctioning body for the class, and more fan appeal with some of the top drivers in the class towing great distances to compete. The opportunity to win thousands of dollars through the Series’ various point funds in addition to thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes on the annual Manufacturers Night is an added draw for competitors. The Scott and Horner Families then of course brought on the Pro Mods last season under RUSH. Of the RUSH sanctioning the track owners stated, “Racing needs rules and regulations. RUSH brings these rules and regulations. With Crates Late Models, they can have the latest up dated chassis and suspension, but they all have the same engines and tires. This puts the success in the driver’s hands. With the rules being standard, drivers can race at any track and know they are legal. With equal drivers and rules, this can make for great racing, and competition brings excitement! Right now small dirt tracks need competition, great racing, and excitement.”

The future of RUSH Late Model racing indeed looks bright at Stateline Speedway with usually 20-25 cars competing weekly. The purse is among the highest in the area. Competition is always fierce with a total of 39 different teams competing. Stateline has always been a leader in Late Model racing. With RUSH sanctioning, Stateline strengthens its stance in the top echelon of dirt track. The opener for the RUSH Late Models will be on Saturday, April 8.

Stateline Speedway is located nine miles southwest of Jamestown, NY, south of Busti, NY at 4150 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701. For more information, check out their website at www.newstatelinespeedway.com. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newstatelinespeedwaybustiny and follow them on Twitter @NewStateline

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, FK Rod Ends, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

Jobbers Performance Warehouse sponsors WISSOTA

March 18th, 2017

The WISSOTA Promoters Association is very pleased to announce that Jobbers Warehouse Supply, Inc. (JPW) of Minneapolis, MN has joined its group of marketing partners as the “Official Engine Parts Supplier” of WISSOTA. “JPW is an intricate part of the chain that all works together in supporting and bringing the sport of stock car racing to our area tracks every week throughout the season,” said Terry Voeltz of WISSOTA. “JPW is the main engine parts supplier to most if not all of our region’s top engine builders for WISSOTA drivers,” continued Voeltz. “One of their specialties is components for the WISSOTA Modified, Midwest Mod and Street Stock Concept Engines,” he added.

“Tom Marks, the President & CEO , Terry Saunders, the Director Sales & Marketing, and the whole staff at JPW have done an outstanding job with sales and growth of their company. Now they are showing their appreciation by giving back to those that do business with them in the WISSOTA market. That is the way it is supposed to work,” said Voeltz, “and it’s very much appreciated.” Jobbers Warehouse Supply is the region’s official source for these brands and many, many more used in building quality race engines: ARP Fasteners, ATI Balancers, Callies Crankshafts, Champion Oils, Mahle/Clevite Engine Parts, Cloyes Timing Components, Cometic Gaskets, Comp Cams, Compstar, Carillo, CVR Products, Dart Machinery, Diamond Pistons, Driven Oil, Eagle Specialty Products, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Fast Ignition, Ferrea Racing, Icon/KB Pistons, Isky Cams, JE Pistons, PAC Racing Springs, Jesel Rockers & Lifters, Kevko Pans, King Engine Bearings, Lunati,, Manley Performance, Mahle Motorsports, Melling Engine Parts, Edelbrock, Russell, MSD, Holley/Quick Fuel, Moroso Pans, Scat Cranks, Speed Pro, Total Seal Rings, Weiand Intakes, Wiseco Pistons and World Products.

Marks had this to say about the newly formed partnership with WISSOTA:

“One of the keys of having a successful business and our main philosophy is about having strong relationships. From the manufactures that we purchase product from, to the machine shops, parts stores and engine builders that we sell to, there is always a relationship that we try to build. Our customers know that dealing with JPW is not just about “The Sale” it’s about how we get there. We see this opportunity of partnering up with WISSOTA as strengthening our current relationships and making new ones along the way. WISSOTA is a great sanctioning body that we are proud to support not only in the 2017 racing season, but we hope for many years to come.” Saunders added, “When we learned about WISSOTA developing a Concept Engine, we were all in and wanted to be a key part this new program. We knew that it would benefit the race fans, tracks, racers, engine builders, manufacturers and local business. Everybody wins with the Concept. We would like to thank WISSOTA and the engine builders for letting us be a part of it.” “Welcome aboard JPW and thank you for your support of WISSOTA Auto Racing,” concluded Voeltz.

In addition to high performance and racing engine components, JPW also supplies components for a variety of other uses to parts stores, rebuilders and repair facilities throughout the region, including Automotive Aftermarket, Medium Duty Diesel, Ag/Tractor/Industrial/ Forklift parts. For more information about Jobbers Warehouse Supply, (JPW) visit www.enginepartspro.com.

Steve Sussex Leads USAC Southwest Sprints to Arizona Speedway

March 17th, 2017

After two successful nights at Las Vegas, the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, March 18th, at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway. Promoted by Jonah Trussel and located within ET Motopark, the fourth point race will also feature Pure Stocks, Modlites, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing at the fast 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

NOTICE TO RACERS: The Schoenfeld 14272735-78 Muffler is MANDATORY for Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest competition at Arizona Speedway and Central Arizona Speedway. Failure to comply will be disqualified from the events.

Since April 13, 2013, twenty-five USAC SouthWest Sprint Car events have been held at the San Tan Valley oval. Four-time champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with fourteen victories and Johnson (4), Stevie Sussex (2), Brady Bacon (1), and Chris Windom (1) celebrated wins at Arizona Speedway last season.

Entering Saturday’s event, Stevie Sussex (Tempe, Arizona) holds a 28-point advantage over the competition. Racing Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Pacific Supply / Team AZ RSS, Sussex placed fourth and fifth at the “FVP Outlaw Showdown.” To date, the two-time Hank Arnold Memorial winner has one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led on the season. Sussex has ten career SouthWest wins and will be looking to extend his lead with a win at Arizona Speedway.

R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) ranks second in the chase for the championship. Driving Bobby Martin’s #51 Martin Family Auto Museum / Pecon Builders Sherman, Johnson scored seventh and twelfth at Las Vegas. To date, the four-time champion has posted one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and two top-10 finishes. On Saturday, the second generation driver will have his sights on his series leading forty-fifth victory.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) sits third in the championship point chase. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis placed fifth and nineteenth in the “FVP Outlaw Showdown.” At press time, the five-time Arizona Sprint Car champion has two heat race victories, two top-10 finishes, and 1 feature lap led on the year. “Chargin” Charles has fourteen career SouthWest wins and will be looking gain valuable points with a Saturday night triumph.

“The People’s Champion” Dave Darland (Lincoln, Indiana) is fourth in the SouthWest point chase. Racing Dwight Cheney’s #42 Racing Optics / Sander Engineering Eagle, Darland ran tenth and fourteenth at Las Vegas. To date, the former USAC National Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 18 feature laps led on the season. On Saturday, the “Steve Stroud Memorial” winner is scheduled to race a USAC National Midget in DuQuoin, Illinois.

Ryan Bernal (Hollister, California) ranks fifth in the SouthWest point standings. Driving Mike Phulps’ #56 Metal Works / Keizer Aluminum Wheels ART, Bernal won both main events at Las Vegas. The two-time USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion has also posted one heat race victory, one hard charger award, two top-10 finishes, and 22 feature laps led on the year. With six career SouthWest feature wins, Ryan will skip Saturday’s event at San Tan Valley to race in California.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Shon Deskins, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Landon Cling, Nick Aiuto, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Andy Reinbold, Matt Lundy, Jeff Lowery, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Brian Hosford, Matt Rossi, Michael Curtis and more.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47800 N. Ironwood Road in San Tan Valley, just five minutes from Mesa, Arizona. To get to the track, exit Ironwood Drive on US 60, then head four miles south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior Tickets are $12, Kids Tickets (11 & under) are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

For more information on the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook.

Sanders sizzles in Sooner Showdown finale

March 16th, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla. — Rodney Sanders reeled in his first win of the season with a dominating wire-to-wire effort on the final day of the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown Saturday at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

The 2012 and 2013 USMTS national champion had not led one of the previous 545 laps of feature racing this season, but he made up for it on a cold and wet day in Ardmore, Okla., by leading all 50 laps of the main event Saturday to earn a $4,000 check and his 76th career USMTS triumph.

Although the 27-year-old from Happy, Texas, led comfortably for most of the 50 laps around John and Nikki Webbs 3/8-mile dirt oval, things got tense with about 15 laps remaining when thick lapped traffic allowed Dereck Ramirez to close in on the rear bumper of the leader.

In fact, Ramirez nosed ahead at one point while Sanders was working the high side to pick off back-markers, but Sanders was able to shut the door and hold the spot.

After that, Sanders found a new line to his liking and pulled away from the pack over the final ten circuits.

As Sanders took the checkered flag, a melee occurred in turn four which brought out the yellow flag and the rest of the field was scored as they finished lap 49.

Ramirez, Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek and Jason Hughes claimed the rest of the top-five positions while Clyde Dunn Jr., Stormy Scott, Ricky Thornton Jr., R.C. Whitwell and Ryan Gustin rounded out the top ten.

As a provisional starter, VanderBeek was not eligible for the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award, which went to tenth-starting Hughes.

However, the Wehrs Machine Trick Move of the Race Award went to the Z-Man after he passed 19 cars from his 23rd starting spot.

Saturdays event was moved up to a 3 p.m. start due to impending weather later in the evening. Nonetheless, a brief shower moved into the area around 5 p.m. and brought on a one-hour delay in the program.

With the final race in the Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks in the books, the series is now a perfect 15-0 against Mother Nature to start the 2017 campaign.

The series returns to the Southern Oklahoma Speedway on Thursday, May 4, for the 16th round in the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars.

KING OF AMERICA VII MARCH 23-25

In less than two weeks, the nations best dirt modified drivers will invade the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing.

Set for March 23-25, the event will culminate with Saturdays $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start championship race with the possibility of a seventh different winner in seven events.

Zack VanderBeek captured last years big check after a thrilling late-race battle with 2014 race winner Rodney Sanders. Jason Hughes was the 2015 champion, Ryan Gustin won in 2013, Stormy Scott took the 2012 event and Kelly Shryock claimed the inaugural King of America crown in 2011.

Thursday will be the seasons first event in the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing a prelude to King of America qualifying the following day featuring a $3,000-to-win show.

On Friday, each driver will run three heat races from three different starting positions. Passing points will be combined for the three heat races with the top 12 drivers in overall points locked into the first six rows of Saturdays A& Main. The next 12 drivers will be locked into Saturdays B Main, the next 12 into Saturdays C Main and the remainder will run in Last Chance races on Saturday.

Spectator tickets can be purchased by calling 515-832-7944. Three-day reserved seats are $60. Single-day tickets on Thursday and Friday are $20 each while Saturdays show is $25. All single-day tickets are general admission and will only be sold on the night of the races.

The entry fee is $300 if received or postmarked no later than March 17. The entry fee is $400 after March 17 or at the track on race day. Entry fee covers all three days. Entry forms are available for download at www.usmts.com/downloads/entry-forms or call the USMTS offices Monday-Friday during normal business hours.

All drivers who have their entry submitted by Friday, March 17, will be entered for a provisional lottery draw. Of those that do not qualify for Saturdays main event through qualifying and preliminary races, one name will be randomly drawn for a provisional starting spot in the finale.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20.

The Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days, racing for $600 to win Thursday, $1,500 to win Friday and $1,000 to win Saturday.

The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information, call 620-431-2470 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Let the Fun Begin at I-35 Speedway!!!!!

March 16th, 2017

The wait is almost over! It has been five months of no racing in the area! The race engines are set to roar, the competitors are ready to pull on the helmet, pull on the gloves, put on the shoes and climb into the racecars. After a busy off season of track improvements, after months of cabin fever, it is here, opening night at I-35 Speedway is this Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Make your plans now to step away from the television, get out of the recliner, and join the fun we always have at I-35 Speedway. Pit gates open at4:30 p.m., Grandstands at 5:00 p.m., Drivers Meeting is at 6:00 p.m., racing at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $12, Seniors 62 and up is $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6, 6 and under are Free.

Want to get a sneak peak? Come out Thursday night, March 16, as the cars will be on the track for test and tune night. Yes race season is here, let the fun begin.

Shaw Trucking becomes Challenge Series title sponsor

March 15th, 2017

ABERDEEN, SD – WISSOTA Auto Racing is very pleased to announce that Shaw Trucking, Inc. has become the Title Sponsor of the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series for 2017.

“Not only is Don Shaw a fierce competitor wherever he races, but Don and his wife, Brenda, are well known throughout WISSOTA land in many different areas because of their strong support of our sport,” stated Terry Voeltz, Executive Director of WISSOTA.

“Shaw Trucking has been there many times in assisting area tracks with not only sponsorships, but equipment needs, track renovations, special promotions and other benefits over the years. It is wonderful to see people like Brenda and Don put something back into the sport we all love,” continued Voeltz.

“We are thrilled to have Shaw Trucking as the Title Sponsor of the Late Model Challenge Series,” said Craig Sullivan, Series Director. “Shaw Trucking has been a huge part of racing across the region for many years and we are excited to team up with them for the upcoming season,” noted Sullivan. “The addition of Shaw Trucking as the Title Sponsor of the Late Model Challenge Series comes at a great time; the series is set to have one of its largest years on record with 17 shows scheduled in a single season,” added Sullivan.

Don Shaw of Shaw Trucking said, “We are happy to come aboard. Racing is a passion of ours that we don’t want to see die out. We want to thank Craig and Callie for the time and effort they have put into the Challenge Series to put together an awesome schedule for this year. Along with Terry, Brenda and I putting this sponsorship together, we also have some other really good shows coming in 2017. I am excited to be a part of this; it’s good for the drivers and fans alike.”

Shaw Trucking is a premier trucking company in the upper midwest, specializing in hauling all types of construction materials. Shaw Trucking features belly dump, side dump, end dump and flatbed trailers – plus quad and quint dump trucks – and no job is too big or too small. You are welcome to call Shaw Trucking for all your construction hauling needs. Owner-operators are encouraged and welcome to join the Shaw Trucking team.

For more information on Shaw Trucking, visit www.shawtruckinginc.com or call (763) 434-3300.

For more information on the Challenge Series, visit www.wissotachallengeseries.com.

Scott never tires, notches second USMTS win of 2017 in Ardmore

March 14th, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla.– Johnny Scott’s winning move at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., Friday night likely came on the first lap of the race as he cruised to his second victory of the season on night two of the 5th Annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars.

Normally, the top eight drivers in heat race passing points redraw for their starting positions in the main event, but Friday night’s order was determined by the top eight walking through the grandstands with helmets in hand and collecting donations for Ryan Veal.

At just 11 years of age, Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia on March 1, and recently began treatment. He is the son of USMTS and USRA Modified racer Wesley Veal and his wife, Angel.

The effort was to raise money to help the family with the added expenses of Ryan’s fight, and the driver who collected the most money got the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award.

Jason Hughes topped the list and started on the pole after pulling in $602 from the generous fans, but on this night he may have wanted a higher slot.

Hughes took off at the drop of the green flag and paced the first lap by hugging the low line around the semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval, but the high side quickly became the fast way around and Scott was the first to get there.

The 27-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., powered around Hughes to lead the third lap, and by the time two more cars went by, Hughes knew it was time to get in line around the top.

Scott’s only challenge over the remaining 37 laps was taking care of his right rear tire as the surface took rubber early on. The first to get bit was Rodney Sanders, who blew a tire with 11 laps remaining while running second behind Scott, but the rest of the top five were able to nurse their machines to the finish line.

After winning Thursday night, Ricky Thornton Jr. followed Scott in the runner-up position Friday with Zack VanderBeek, Hughes and Cade Dillard completing the top five.

Stormy Scott was sixth, Jake Hartung finished seventh, Ryan Gustin held on for eighth, Kenny Gaddis nabbed the ninth spot and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top ten. After grabbing just one feature win last year, Johnny Scott’s second triumph of the year was the 30th of his USMTS career, and his early-race efforts earned him the Wehrs Machine & Racing Products Trick Move of the Race Award.

Racing from 23rd on the starting grid to 12th at the checkered flag, Bryan Rowland earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger in just his second start of the 2017 campaign.

The Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located 0.7 mile east of I-35 (exit 29) on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For more information, call 405-627-1766 or click www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com to visit the track’s official website.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

I 35 to Start Practice this Thursday

March 14th, 2017

After a fantastic early stretch of spring weather, it appears Mother Nature wants to give us one last taste of winter on the weekend I-35 Speedway scheduled practice. With Mother Nature being kind to us the last couple of years we will yield to her call and reschedule practice to Thursday, March 16, 2017. Mother Nature’s early forecast call for a high of 70 on Thursday with great opening night weather on March 18 with a high of 68. Remember this is an early forecast subject to Missouri weather predictions.

One again practice at I-35 Speedway will be held on March 16 with opening night two days later March 18. This practice session will provide an opportunity for our drivers to test the cars and shake them down before the season begins. Pit passes will be $25 for practice, pit gates will open at 4 P.M.and we realize this is a work night so we will have a flexible ending schedule. See you Thursday Night and Saturday Night next week.

Thornton throttles to Thursday payday in USMTS Sooner Showdown opener

March 13th, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla. — The USMTS rolled into the Southern Oklahoma Speedway Thursday for the opening night of the 5th Annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars, and Ricky Thornton Jr. walked out with his third win of the season.

The 26-year-old from Chandler, Ariz., garnered the Sybesma Pole Award and then led all 30 laps of the main event to earn the $2,000 top prize, but the win didn’t come as easy as his last one where he won by nearly a half-lap at the Greenville Speedway in Mississippi.

Five cautions dotted the first ten laps of the race which kept everybody in the 26-car field in contention for the first one-third of the race.

Thornton was able to stave off an early threat from Thomas Tillison Jr. as the battle behind him was intense from start to finish with Rodney Sanders, Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott and Joe Duvall all trading blows in and around the top five.

While Thornton remained mostly committed to the lower and middle lanes of the semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval, those behind him were continuously searching high and low for a faster way to catch the “Cactus Kid.”

Sanders pressured Thornton for the last half of the race, but even a sixth and final yellow flag waving with two laps to go could not give him the boost he needed to get his No. 20 past Thornton’s No. 20.

“Things have been really good lately,” Thornton said with a smile in victory lane. “I tried the top early because I really didn’t know where to go and Sanders just kind of went by me so luckily that yellow came out and gave us the lead back.”

The final yellow flag was good for Gustin too as he slid past Sanders to garner the runner-up finish, while Sanders Johnny Scott and Chris Brown rounded out the top five.

Points leader Cade Dillard came out of a Real Racing Wheels B Main to finish sixth, Jason Hughes was seventh, Stormy Scott passed nine cars to get eighth and Joe Duvall nabbed the ninth spot with his teammate, R.C. Whitwell, tucked in behind for tenth.

The Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located 0.7 mile east of I-35 (exit 29) on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For more information, call 405-627-1766 or click www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com to visit the track’s official website.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products sponsors USMTS “Trick Move” of the Race

March 13th, 2017

BANGOR, Wis. — Wehrs Machine & Racing Products is back in 2017 as sponsor of the Trick Move of the Race at every USMTS event, officials from the United States Modified Touring Series announced this week.

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products is a manufacturer of quality aftermarket racing products including a wide variety of suspension components, accessories, engine parts, tools and more.

The company was founded by Chad Wehrs in 1997, and since 1968 the Wehrs family has owned, sponsored, worked on–and even raced–dirt and asphalt cars, so they know what it takes to be in this business first hand.

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products will be having their 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the company’s headquarters located at 1710 Pearl St. in Bangor, Wis., followed by a dinner celebration until midnight at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis.

In addition to contributing to the USMTS regional and national points funds, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products will award a $50 product certificate to the “Trick Move” of the Race at every event during the 2017 racing season, as well as contingency awards to the top five in “Trick Move” points at season’s end.

To learn more about Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, call toll-free 877-460-7211 or check them out online at www.wehrsmachine.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Additional Test & Tune Dates Added For Lincoln & Macon Speedways

March 13th, 2017

Due to the early demand of on track time, officials at Track Enterprises have announced two additional test and tunes before the start of the 2017 racing season. The newly added dates are Saturday, March 25th at Lincoln Speedway and Sunday, March 26th at Macon Speedway.

The two new dates are in addition to the four already scheduled between the two facilities. Drivers will be able get track time from 12:00-4:00 PM on each of the six days, with pits opening at 11:00 AM. The three Lincoln dates are March 25, April 2, and April 9, while the three Macon dates are March 26, April 1, and April 8. Pit cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 11 and under. Grandstand admission is free on practice days.

The unofficial start to the season will be the racecar show at Hickory Point Mall, coming up next weekend, Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19. Cars will enter the mall on Thursday night at mall closing and be on display all weekend before exiting the mall at 5:00 on Sunday. There is no cost to enter the show and a few spots still remain.

The Macon Speedway season opener is set for Saturday, April 15 with a six division show on the docket. In addition to racing for UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets, opening night will have a special pre-race on track autograph session and a CEFCU Kid’s Club Night.

For Lincoln Speedway, the season opener is on Friday, April 21 with an action packed card, including UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks in the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series opener, UMP Hornets, and POWRi DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

*Early Season Dates To Remember*
March 17-19 Hickory Point Mall Racecar Show
March 25 Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
March 26 Macon Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 1 Macon Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 2 Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 8 Macon Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 9 Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 15 Macon Speedway Season Opener
April 21 Lincoln Speedway Season Opener

Calling the Classics: Car Club Nights offered at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2017

March 12th, 2017

Wheatland, Missouri – Cars don’t have to be racing around the dirt track to grab attention in 2017 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Area car clubs or groups that would let to hold a Saturday-night outing on the speedway’s midway to show off their automobiles can do so.

“I know there are a lot of terrific clubs with great-looking classic cars, muscle cars and trucks in this part of the country,” Lucas Oil Speedway assistant General Manager Danny Lorton said. “We would love to give them an opportunity to show those off during a night at Lucas Oil Speedway, where several thousand fans can see them up close and enjoy them.” Lorton added that individuals not in an organized club also are encouraged to band together to show off their classic or muscle car, truck or even motorcycle. The criteria for having a “Car Club Night” is simple:

- Clubs need to contact Lorton at the speedway (417) 282-5984 or email him at dlorton@lucasoilspeedway.com to reserve a date.
- Lucas Oil Speedway will publicize the club’s appearance in pre-race press releases the week of the event.
- Clubs and their members arrive at the speedway by 3:30 p.m. as a group to set upon the midway behind the grandstands for the unique show.
- Grandstands open at 5 p.m. for fans to view the cars and mingle with the club members until the racing program begins.
- The car club members and their guests then can enjoy the night at the races as the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series competes in four divisions.
- There’s no charge (the driver and one passenger from each car are admitted free). The car club members
- and their beautiful machines – get to enjoy a fun night with well-earned recognition.
- Suites are available for rent with club members able to enjoy the races as a group from air-conditioned comfort inside – or use great seats also outside the suites to view the races.
- Clubs also can ask Lorton about turning the outing into a profitable fund-raising event.

The 2017 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule begins with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener on April 8, followed by the 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals on April 14-15. For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com. Three-day passes for the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com. are now on sale.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

The Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opens on April 8.

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five race tracks in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, dubbed the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks,” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2017 marks the 7th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2017. New for 2017 will be an all new purpose build Off Road Racing facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events. Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest!

National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

Miller Lite Modified Madness at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track 5/26/2017

March 11th, 2017

US 36 Raceway Dirt Track is proud to announce The Miller Lite Modified Madness race Sponsored by St Joe Beverage on 5/26/2017!!

$1500 to win USRA Modifieds
$800 to win USRA B-Modifieds
$400 to win E-Modifieds
Regular purse for USRA Stock Car and Hobby Stock

Mark your calendars now for this big show kicking off Memorial weekend on the high banks of US 36 Raceway!!!! Make your plans now to attend as the racing will be fast and furious, concessions hot and tasty, and the adult beverage ice cold!

Practice this Saturday 3/11/2017 at I-35 Speedway

March 10th, 2017

Kick the tires and light the fires as we get ready for practice at I-35 Speedway this Saturday 3/11/2017! Practice starts at 1:00 pm and goes till 4:00 pm with pit passes costing only $25 and grandstand admission free. See the Very Best Drivers of 2017 test and tune their machines as they prepare for opening night 3/18/2017 at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”! Remember if Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate Saturday we will practice Sunday 3/12/2017 at the same starting times! Get those finishing touches on the cars and let’s go test and tune!

Fans come on out and check the improvements and of course pit and grandstand concessions will be open along with Trackside Bar and Grill. Feel the urge for an adult beverage, the Beer Shack will be open serving up your favorites.

Judy Staley Photography will be at the track to take pictures of drivers and cars for our programs and upcoming articles so see her for all your picture needs.

Victory Lane magazine supplying boost to Lucas Oil Speedway Midseason Champs in 2017

March 9th, 2017

Wheatland, Missouri – The popular Victory Lane “Track Action Race Review” weekly magazine distributed throughout the season at Lucas Oil Speedway is helping boost the bonus for Midseason Track Champions. The “Geared Up Program” will reward leaders in the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series points at the conclusion of the June 24 program with a $1,000 donation from Victory Lane to be split among the four points leader.

In addition, Lucas Oil Speedway is matching that $1,000 total of bonus money so the leaders in the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods each will receive a $500 bonus.

“We love racing, every aspect of it,” said Victory Lane Editor Debra M. Filkins. “I would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters of the 2017 season.” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson added that Filkins’ Victory Lane publication has become popular for fans each week. The free publication recaps the previous week’s action and includes feature stories on drivers plus previews of upcoming events.

“We’re happy to partner with Debra and Victory Lane to give our drivers a nice bonus to shoot for at our Midseason Championships,” Robinson said. “We appreciate what Debra does and look forward to partnering with her in the ‘Geared up Program’ in 2017.”

Filkins said Victory Lane encourages fans to participate with its “Fan It Up” program. To do so, email a “selfie” to VictoryLane417@gmail.com and include your name, favorite driver and what you like about Lucas Oil Speedway. Then watch for the “Fan It Up” section in upcoming Victory Lane issues.

The 2017 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule begins with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener on April 8, followed by the 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals on April 14-15. For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com. Three-day passes for the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com are now on sale.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

The Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opens on April 8.