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Thornton fourth winner in four races, snares USMTS opener at Shady Oaks Speedway

February 18th, 2017

GOLIAD, Texas — The fourth race of the season for the USMTS produced a fourth different winner as Ricky Thornton Jr. rolled to a wire-to-wire victory at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas.

Starting from the outside of the second row, Thornton wasted no time getting to the front and made it three wide with polesitter Chris Brown and Mickey Lassiter entering the first turn.

Stormy Scott followed to the inside down the back-stretch and slid into second behind Thornton as they completed the first lap.

The first four laps were plagued by five cautions, but the field rattled off 20 straight laps after that with Ryan Gustin, Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott and Chris Brown chasing Thornton around the big 3/8-mile dirt oval.

The yellow flag flew with five laps to go, and again as the white flag was waving to set up a green-white-checkered finish, but each time Thornton was up to the task and paced Stormy Scott to the finish line to notch his second career USMTS triumph.

Brown, who fell back as far as sixth during the 30-lapper, clawed his way back to a third-place finish while Gustin nipped Johnny Scott as the finish line to take the fourth spot.

Racing from 18th on the starting grid to sixth at the checkered flag, Travis Saurer earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award with Jason Hughes, Tyler Wolff, Cade Dillard and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the top 10.

Two more nights remain at the Shady Oaks Speedway.

On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. The USMTS feature winner will earn $3,000, Limited Mods battle for $500 to win and Pure Stocks get $400 to win.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $40. A $4,000 paycheck awaits the USMTS main event winner, the Limited Mod winner gets $600 and Pure Stocks are racing for $400.

Can’t be there in person? Watch all three days live at www.racindirt.com/live.

The Shady Oaks Speedway is located 4.0 miles north of Goliad on US 183, then 3.0 miles east on FM 622. To learn more, check out their website at www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

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.

USMTS slides into Goliad for Last Lap at Shady Oaks Speedway

February 18th, 2017

GOLIAD, Texas — This weeks USMTS event will be the final race ever at the Shady Oaks Speedway as the land has been sold and it will be permanently closed.

The Last Lap at Shady Oaks will be the final opportunity ever for drivers and fans to enjoy racing at this fantastic hidden gem.

Last year on opening night, the margin of victory was little more than a thin whisker as Rodney Sanders held off Jason Hughes in a duel of former USMTS national champions.

The current points leader in the USMTS Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Hughes has a win and two runner-ups, plus a third-, fourth- and a sixth-place finish in the six USMTS main events held at Shady Oaks.

His new teammate, Ryan Gustin, has a pair of wins, a pair of seconds and a third to his credit, and Cade Dillard is one of only six drivers to qualify for all six USMTS features at Shady Oaks including three straight third-place finishes here in 2016.

Dereck Ramirez has also tasted victory here, and Steven Whiteaker Jr. of nearby Corpus Christi captured the victory in the USMTS debut at the Shady Oaks Speedway in 2015.

An open practice is happening Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. with free admission for spectators and $20 to get in the pits.

On Thursday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 11-15 are $5 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. A top prize of $2,000 goes to the USMTS winner with $400 to win Limited Mods.

On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. The USMTS feature winner will earn $3,000, Limited Mods battle for $500 to win and Pure Stocks get $400 to win.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $40. A $4,000 paycheck awaits the USMTS main event winner, the Limited Mod winner gets $600 and Pure Stocks are racing for $400.

Can’t be there in person? Watch all three days live at www.racindirt.com/live.

The Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites in Goliad, Texas, welcomes travelers as the Official Host Hotel for USMTS fans and teams, and is located just minutes from the track at 754 East Pearl St. in Goliad.

Race fans can get these following discounted rates for this weekend: King Standard $85.99, King Suite $90.99, Double Queens $95.99 or Two-Bed Suites $99.99, plus applicable taxes.

Call (361) 645-3100 today to book your stay, and remember to mention USMTS when making reservations. For more information about the Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites, check them out online at https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.44673.html and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BWGoliadInnSuitesGoliad.

The Shady Oaks Speedway is located 4.0 miles north of Goliad on US 183, then 3.0 miles east on FM 622. To learn more, check out their website at www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

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.

Atchison County Raceway to feature Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on Saturday nights

February 17th, 2017

ATCHISON, Kan.. — Embarking on their sixth season of racing in 2017, the Atchison County Raceway in Atchison, Kan., will feature Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods as part of the weekly Saturday night program at “The Cage.”

Drivers competing at the fast, high-banked 1/5-mile dirt oval will earn track, regional and national points in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series.

The Atchison County Raceway will be a part of the CP-Carrillo Mid-Central Region

Both classes competed during the Iron Man Challenge event last year, but will become a regular fixture at the popular speedplant for the first time this season.

E-Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts and Kidz Modz will round out the six-division Saturday night card.

The track will host a pair of open practices on Saturday, April 15 and April 22, with a USMTS mega-show thrown in between on Thursday, April 20 before the season-opening event on Saturday, April 29.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 and racing at 8 p.m.

Promoter Phil Birkinshas Atchison County Raceway is located at 10548 Sedgewick Rd. in Atchison, Kan. To get there, just go two miles north of Atchison on Sedgewick Rd. (past 302nd St.).

For more information, call (913) 370-2520, visit them online at www.acraceway.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Atchison-County-Raceway-400294506669315.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

Jason Hughes Claims Cotton Bowl Cash; Shady Oaks Next

February 17th, 2017

Jason Hughes Claims Cotton Bowl Cash; Shady Oaks Next by powering his Henryetta Ford #12 Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified to the $3,000 triumph with the USMTS on Friday evening at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

On Friday night Jason Hughes kicked off the 2017 campaign by traveling to Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season-opener. In a field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd-place finish in his heat. Earning the 11th-starting position, Hughes improved two positions in the 40-lapper posting a 9th-place finish.

Returning on Friday to do battle against a field of 41 cars, Hughes failed to make up much ground in his heat race as he would start deep in the field before only managing a 7th-place finish. Coming from the 7th-starting spot in his B-Main, Jason charged to a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard, locking his spot into the show.

Rolling off 16th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Hughes wheeled his way into the lead in just the first 20 laps. Holding off the field for the remaining 20 circuits, Jason Hughes captured his first victory of the season topping Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Chris Brown, and R.C. Whitwell at the finish line.

Wrapping up the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event presented by Production Jars on Saturday night, Jason advanced four positions in his heat race, edging his way into the $4,000-to-win finale with a 3rd -place finish. Earning the 9th-starting position, Jason worked his way into a podium finish by the mid-point of the 50-lap finale. Battling his way through lap-traffic in the final laps, Jason Hughes notched a 2nd-place finish behind Chris Brown with Ricky Thornton Jr., Dereck Ramirez, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5 teammate as we go up and down the road, and hopefully we can keep going like scored the $2,000 victory in the opening round.

Jason sits in first in the USMTS point standings after the completion of the first weekend. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

This coming weekend Hughes Motorsports will again find themselves in action in the state of Texas as they make the trip to Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for another tripleheader of racing action. For more information on the event, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including Henryetta Ford, Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Murphrey Oil Company, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .

Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites is host hotel for USMTS event at Shady Oaks Speedway

February 16th, 2017

GOLIAD, Texas — The Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites in Goliad, Texas, welcomes travelers as the Official Host Hotel for USMTS fans and teams when USMTS Summit Winter Speedweeks invades the Shady Oaks Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-18.

Just a few minutes from the race track, the Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites is located 754 East Pearl St. in Goliad. and is found in the heart of the Texas ranching areas with a number of local attractions including Coleto Creek, The Texas Mile and Tour de Goliad.

During your stay at Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites, enjoy the hotel’s fitness center and outdoor pool, and every room is comes with a refrigerator, microwave, TV and all channels. Breakfast is on the house, and their complimentary meal includes stacks of waffles and eggs along with other breakfast favorites like pastries and fruits.

Other amenities include a business center, guest laundry, in-room movies, high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi and much more.

Race fans can get these following discounted rates for this weekend: King Standard $85.99, King Suite $90.99, Double Queens $95.99 or Two-Bed Suites $99.99, plus applicable taxes.

Call (361) 645-3100 today to book your stay, and remember to mention USMTS when making reservations. For more information about the Best Western Plus Goliad Inn & Suites, check them out online at https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.44673.html and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BWGoliadInnSuitesGoliad.

It was announced this week that this week’s USMTS event will be the final race ever at the Shady Oaks Speedway as the land has been sold and it will be permanently closed, so this will be a last opportunity for drivers and fans to enjoy racing at this fantastic hidden gem.

An open practice is happening Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. with free admission for spectators and $20 to get in the pits.

On Thursday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 11-15 are $5 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. A top prize of $2,000 goes to the USMTS winner with $400 to win Limited Mods.

On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. The USMTS feature winner will earn $3,000, Limited Mods battle for $500 to win and Pure Stocks get $400 to win.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $40. A $4,000 paycheck awaits the USMTS main event winner, the Limited Mod winner gets $600 and Pure Stocks are racing for $400.

The Shady Oaks Speedway is located 4.0 miles north of Goliad on US 183, then 3.0 miles east on FM 622. To learn more, check out their website at www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

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.

Brown captures Cotton Bowl Speedway thriller

February 16th, 2017

PAIGE, Texas — The USMTS capped off the inaugural visit to the Cotton Bowl Speedway on Saturday with a wild feature race and nail-biting finish that saw Chris Brown become the third different winner of the 2017 campaign.

Polesitter Dereck Ramirez jumped out to the lead at the start of the 50-lap Summit Racing Southern Region A Main and led the first 33 laps before finally succumbing to the repeated challenges launched by Johnny Scott.

Scott led the next six laps before the first caution waved when Ryan Gustin’s thrilling charge to the front ended with a flat right rear tire while battling Brown for the third position.

Friday night’s winner, Jason Hughes, found himself sitting fourth as the field went back to green but the race was slowed again one lap later when Scott slowed, forcing another caution before exiting the race.

The next restart saw Ramirez regain control after a three-wide fight for the lead with Brown and Hughes.

Brown, however, muscled his way past Ramirez around the high side of the track and then shot past Hughes to claim the lead with eight laps to go. From there, Brown made his machine as wide as possible and was able to hold off Hughes for a $4,000 victory.

“The race track was perfect,” Brown stated. “The top three of us were right there in a group, and I know a couple times I saw Gustin peeking in there underneath, so it had to be a heck of a show for all the top cars to be right there.

“Right now the amount of talent following this southern series is just insane.”

The win was the 11th of Brown’s USMTS career, breaking a tie with Cade Dillard and Mike Chasteen on the all-time wins list.

Hughes had to settle for second after another impressive drive through the field while Ricky Thornton Jr. flew from 14th on the starting grid to third at the finish line to garner the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award.

Ramirez held on for a fourth-place finish, Zack VanderBeek came from 10th to get fifth and Cade Dillard came from 11th to get sixth.

Stormy Scott was seventh, Rodney Sanders steered an MB Custom out of Joe Duvall’s stable to an eighth-place finish, Tyler Wolff took ninth and Duvall earned the final spot inside the top ten.

With three shows in the books, Hughes leads the points in the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars with an eight-point advantage (272 to 264) over Stormy Scott.

SHADY OAKS SWAN SONG UP NEXT

Another Lone Star State tripleheader takes place in five days at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 16-18.

It was announced this week that the upcoming USMTS event will be the final race ever held at the Shady Oaks Speedway as the land has been sold and it will be permanently closed, so this will be a last opportunity for drivers and fans to enjoy racing at this fantastic hidden gem,

An open practice is happening Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. with free admission for spectators and $20 to get in the pits.

On Thursday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 11-15 are $5 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. A top prize of $2,000 goes to the USMTS winner with $400 to win Limited Mods.

On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:15 and racing starts at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. The USMTS feature winner will earn $3,000, Limited Mods battle for $500 to win and Pure Stocks get $400 to win.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-15 are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $40. A $4,000 paycheck awaits the USMTS main event winner, the Limited Mod winner gets $600 and Pure Stocks are racing for $400.

The Shady Oaks Speedway is located 4.0 miles north of Goliad on US 183, then 3.0 miles east on FM 622. To learn more, check out their website at www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

After next week, the series treks into Mississippi for the first time at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram on Friday, Feb. 24; Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian on Saturday, Feb. 25; and Greenville Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 26. The Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., hosts the 6th Annual Cajun Clash, March 2-4, and the five-week grind wraps up March 9-11 at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.

Each three-day show will pay $2,000, $3,000 and $4,000 to win, respectively. The three events at three tracks in Mississippi will dole out $3,000 to win each night.

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.

USMTS Opener @ Cotton Bowl Speedway, 2/9-11/17

February 15th, 2017

Paige, TX., After an exciting opening night of racing that saw “The Reaper” Ryan Gustin go flag to flag for the win holding off a stout challenge near the end from Cade Dillard, it’s was time for another round of the USMTS ‘Road Warriors’ to do battle for $3,000 to win tonight. Gustin added to his impressive wins total, albeit the first win since teaming up with Jason Hughes, who holds a long line of credentials himself.

Last night also saw Johnny Torres take home the hardware in the Limited Modifieds, leading all but the first lap. Tonight the two classes are joined by the CBS Stock Cars for their first points race of the season.

While Thursday night was taken by the younger generation, Friday was a completely different story. Both the USMTS Modifieds and Limited Modifieds saw two of the most experienced guys take home checkers. Not just two regular guys, but two whose win totals probably exceed the entire pit area, combined.

Hughes Hustles to USMTS Honors

Jason Hughes(Watts, OKla.) showed the field and the crowd why he is a three-time USMTS champ. Start 16th? No Problem. Yep, that’s not a misprint. After a rather pedestrian heat race on a slick track Hughes was relegated to one of two B-mains. This worked to his advantage finding something to aid his run to the front in the
$3,000 to win A-main.

Hughes, who estimated his USMTS wins alone around 150, and 500-600 overall used a line no one else was. Quickly moving up into the top five before halfway, Hughes used a lap 19 restart going three wide with the Scott brothers, grabbing the lead on lap 21. From there he was able to ease away making his way through lapped traffic, in a lane all his own, to take the win by a good margin.

As the 26-car, 40-lap USMTS main took the green it was Travis Saurer up top getting into turn 1 first. Saurer led back to the line chased by RC Whitwell, Johnny Scott, Chris Brown and Stormy Scott. An early caution flew for Cade Dillard, who slowed, and got run over by Eddie Ingram. On the restart, J. Scott got second from Whitwell while his brother Stormy took fourth from Brown.

S. Scott then snagged third from Whitwell while Brown and Ricky Thornton swapped fifth. J. Scott then got by Saurer for the lead on lap 6. Saurer fought back getting the nose under J. Scott while S, Scott sat looking for a hole on both. J. Scott and Saurer were still dueling for the lead on lap 8 with Thornton getting fourth from
Whitwell and Hughes up to eighth passing Sean Jones.

J. Scott finally shook Saurer who was now along side S. Scott for second. Behind them Brown was taking fifth from Whitwell as Hughes picked up seventh from Philip Houston. Billy Vogel brought out a lap 11 caution with a spin in turn 4 that saw Ingram stop to miss. Back to green Brown got by Thornton for fourth with Hughes
following to fifth.

Saurer then began to fade giving up spots to Brown, then Hughes and Thornton. Hughes then took over third from Brown bringing Thornton along. Steve Whiteaker brought out a lap 17 yellow stopping in turn 2. Hughes capitalized on the restart grabbing second from S. Scott. Using the middle groove, Hughes tracked down J. Scott and got a caution on lap 19.

Once back to green coming to halfway it was J. Scott, Hughes, S. Scott, Brown and Whitwell in the top five. Hughes used the mid-line get by J. Scott on lap 21 followed by S. Scott to second. Last nights winner, Gustin was making his way forward taking seventh from Saurer. S. Scott then gave Hughes a couple tries low, while Brown was on J. Scott for third.

With eight to go the lead duo hit traffic. Hughes, using the middle, had no one in his way while S. Scott got bogged in slower cars. This allowed Hughes, in his West Siloam Pawn, Redtail Tackle, Murphrey Oil Co., Larry Carburetors, Allstar Performance, Pig-n-Out, McCartney Welding, Cates Recycling, Maxima Oil, Rainbow
Graphics, Eastside Cafe, JRI Shocks, Mullins powered, Hughes Chassis to ease away for the win.

“After the B-feature I knew I had a good car,” said Hughes. “I told them they might be in trouble, we’ve got a good racecar. I was expecting to move forward, but I didn’t know that I was going to win it. I found in the B-feature that I could go through the middle of the race track. I knew they’d either be on the top or bottom.
You just have to go where they aren’t.”

“The Scott’s were probably wondering where I came from when Todd(Staley) was running through the line up on that restart. I know, I’ve been in their shoes before thinking the same thing when I know someone has started way back in the field. They’re tough, so I doubt they were worried, but they knew they’d have to get up on
the wheel like I did.”

“We really didn’t change anything but add fuel to it. The heats were so slimy you pretty much finished where you started unless someone really messed up. In the B-main you could finally move around a bit and by feature time you could go where you wanted pretty good.”

“We know everything that we’re doing on these cars. With this team we come out with one of us wanting to win every night. So we work together to make that happen.”

“He(Lawrence) and I have been around a while. We have gotten our share of wins. I’ve got around 500-600 somewhere in that area. I never really kept track when I started. It’s just experience when you’ve been out here doing it this long. We’ve been through about everything and know where we messed up so we don’t do it again. If you learn from your mistake, you always get a little faster.”

Mikulencak Masters Limited Modified Main

Adding to old timers night, was Lawrence Mikulencak(Corpus Christi) who we jokingly guessed had about a bazillion wins in his career. After taking the heat race win, Mikulencak redrew the fourth starting spot in the 20-lap feature. After running wheel to wheel with Gabe Tucker for several laps, Mikulencak ran down early leader JJ Jennings near halfway. Mikulencak got by Jennings on lap 12, held off Jennings’ crossover move, and secured the lead on lap 13. From there he was able to put some distance on Jennings to grab the victory.

It took two tries to get the 24-car Limited Modified field under green as the first attempt saw a stack up in the back of the pack. Once under green it was Jennings jumping out front trailed by Tucker, L. Mikulencak, Johnny Torres and Ross McCartney. McCartney was challenged by Shane Hoefling and Marcus Mikulencak as they went three wide.

After an early caution Tucker and L. Mikulencak stayed side by side for second before L. Mikulnencak got the spot. His son, Marcus got past Hoefling for fifth while holding off Mickey Helms. Following a quick yellow the top three got away while Torres and McCartney fought for fourth. At halfway it was Jennings, L. Mikulencak, Tucker, McCartney and Torres in the top five.

L. Mikulencak got under Jennings in turn 1 with Jennings trying to crossover in turn 2, but fell in behind. McCartney, who was challenging Tucker for third, slipped and gave up a spot back to Torres. McCartney continued to slide losing positions to Hoefling, Mickey Helms and Don Painter.

With five to go L. Mikulencak was pulling away while Torres was getting past Tucker for third. L. Mikulencak had it on cruise control the final laps taking the win in his Ace Transmissions, Youngs Auto Repair, 3-D Landscaping, Swenson Racing Shocks, All in Designs, Mattress Firm, Texas Battery, Spreen Racing Engines, Frankenstein II Chassis.

“It’s been so long, this was a good win” replied Mikulencak. “My car was good. I felt like it was just a matter of time. I really wanted to take a little more time but Johnny(Torres) was putting the heat on me. It was time to go. My car was quite a bit better than theirs. I just had to get out in the clear where I could use the track the way I wanted.”

“I’ve run here once before. I came a few years ago trying out a crate motor. As a matter of fact I led that race till about two to go and JJ(Jennings) passed for the win. This was a good win for me to retaliate.”

“I think Jason(Hughes) heard that I won so he probably thought that an old guy could have a chance. I didn’t watch his feature, I was too tired to even walk up there. I heard he started sixteenth and ‘schooled’ them. With the way they call out numbers on restarts you can tell who’s coming and who’s going.”

“I felt like JJ or Johnny were going to be the two I had to beat. They’ve got good equipment, drive good and they run here a lot. I liked the line up so I could see what JJ was doing. I saw Johnny drive up inside before that caution. I knew where the track was good then and on the restart I knew I could get by Gabe(Tucker) and be able to get by JJ.”

“I didn’t do any changes. I rolled my car off the trailer and checked the tire pressures. I don’t run here to know how the track changes. I was good in the slimy hot laps and good in the heat. I haven’t touched it and may not change a thing.”

“This car is similar to my old car that you called the Frankenstein. I bent the rear clip on that one so we built a new one like it and cut up the old one. That car was too old to trust the roll cage or I could have rebuilt it. I’m sure you’ll come up with a new name for it.”

As the 15-lap CBS Stock Car feature took the green Andrew Bennett and Bryan Mayeux stayed side by side going into turn 1. Coming off turn 2 it was Danny Bennett shooting between to grab the lead quickly. D. Bennett then motored away from his son and Mayeux, who battled for second. Mayeux was able to get by A. Bennett while Drake Pruitt and Ed Hall played bumper tag. D. Bennett was untouchable as built a comfortable lead going on to take the checkers.

Racing continues Saturday night with pits opening at 3:00pm, Grandstands @ 4:00pm. Hot laps start at 6:10pm while the racing begins at 6:30pm. For more info visit the tracks website www.cottonbowlspeedway.com or their facebook page www.facebook.com/CottonBowlSpeedway.

You can follow the USMTS on their website www.usmts.com or www.facebook.com/usmts on facebook.

Hughes picks apart USMTS challengers at Cotton Bowl Speedway

February 15th, 2017

PAIGE, Texas — When Jason Hughes was asked last month at the USMTS awards banquet what the plans were for him and his new teammate, Ryan Gustin, his answer was win every race.

So far, so good.

After struggling to notch a top-ten finish in Thursday night’s Summit Racing Southern Region opener, the two-time defending USMTS national champion looked like Friday night’s show might be more of the same.

Both Hughes and Gustin finished near the back of their heat races, and then worked their way into the 40-lap main event through the Real Racing Wheels BMains.

Starting 16th and 21st, respectively, on the 26-car grid, the dynamic duo had their work cut out for them with a swarm of like-talented pilots standing in their way.

But like he has done many times before, everything clicked for Hughes when the big money was on the line.

The first half of the feature race was a dandy with Johnny Scott setting a torrid pace while his twin brother, Stormy Scott, and Travis Saurer battled back and forth for second place right behind him.

After methodically working his way to the front for the first half of the race, Hughes was third when the yellow flag waved with 20 laps complete.

On the restart, Johnny Scott went to the high side to take away the top line, but Hughes ducked underneath and passed both drivers to steal the lead.

From there it was all Hughes as he shrugged off a chasing Stormy Scott and pulled away to score his first win of the season and 147th of his USMTS career.

It’s a lot of work,” Hughes said of his night. “You start out in the back of a heat race and can’t pass, then you got to work your way up through a B but we had a really good race car.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of the year doing this with Ryan, and hopefully we can keep going like we are.”

Meanwhile, Stormy led Johnny to a Scott Brothers 2-3 finish while Chris Brown held off Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner R.C. Whitwell for the fourth spot.

Gustin, who led every lap of Thursdays race, mirrored the passing performance of Hughes by passing 15 of his fellow competitors to finish sixth.

Ricky Thornton Jr. was seventh, Travis Saurer nailed another top-ten in eighth, Cade Dillard nabbed the ninth finishing position and Tyler Wolff rounded out the top ten at the flagstand.

Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks continues Saturday at the Cotton Bowl Speedway with a $4,000 top prize up for grabs.

Pits open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps begin at 6:10 and racing starts
at 6:30.

General admission spectator tickets are $20. Youth ages 11-16 are $8 and kids ages 10 and under get in for free all three days. Pit passes are $40.

Limited Mods and CBS Stock Cars will join the card Saturday.

The Cotton Bowl Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval located east of Paige at the intersection of US 290 and CR 202. For more information, call (512) 589-2738 or visit www.cottonbowlspeedway.com online.

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.

Gustin draws first blood, wins USMTS opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway

February 14th, 2017

PAIGE, Texas– Marshalltown, Iowa’s Ryan Gustin picked up where he left off last November and notched his second straight USMTS victory with a wire-to-wire triumph in Thursdays season opener at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

The inaugural event for the United States Modified Touring Series at the two-year-old speedplant in Paige, Texas, was a gold-star battle of dirt modified firepower that saw four of the top ten main event finishers get there by passing ten or more cars.

Gustin, however, had just one competitor to get around and he did just that when he edged polesitter Travis Saurer of Elizabeth, Minn., at the flagstand to lead the opening circuit of the 40-lap feature race.

The two-time USMTS national champ rode the high line around dirt oval for the final 39 laps, surviving two cautions and several challenges from runner-up Cade Dillard of Robeline, La., to claim the $2,000 top prize and the initial points lead in the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars.

“This thing was good,” Gustin said in victory lane. We’d take off there and be decent, and then try and back it down so I didnt hit the concrete. Hats off to Cade. He drove me clean.”

It was the 79th career USMTS win for The Reaper in his first race behind the wheel of a brand new Hughes Racing Chassis in his first race with new teammate Jason Hughes.

Dillard, who wound up three points behind Hughes in last years season-long title chase, finished two car-lengths behind Gustin to cash the second-place paycheck while Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., came on late in the race to finish third after starting 13th.

Debuting his brand new VanderBuilt Race Cars machine, New Sharon, Iowas Zack VanderBeek ran among the top five for most of the race and took fourth behind Scott while Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., came through a Real Racing Wheels B Main and finished fifth after starting 16th.

Saurer held on for a solid sixth-place finish, Dereck Ramirez started 19th and finished seventh to earn the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award, Johnny Scott earned the eighth spot, Hughes opened his USMTS national championship title defense with a ninth-place run and George Egbert IV rounded out the top ten from 22nd on the starting grid.

Two-time USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders was running third when he blew an engine on lap 26.

Action continues for a second night Friday with $3,000 on the line for the winner. Pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7:10 and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

General admission spectator tickets are $20, youth ages 11-16 are $8 and kids ages 10 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Limited Mods and CBS Stock Cars join the card Friday evening.

For those unable to attend in person, every lap of every race this weekend will be broadcast live by RacinDirt.com.

The Cotton Bowl Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval located east of Paige at the intersection of US 290 and CR 202. For more information, call (512) 589-2738 or visit www.cottonbowlspeedway.com online.

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 Speedway Press Release!

February 14th, 2017

More improvements, more teamwork between tracks, time ticking down, football season over, race season coming, yes, it is February and the days are getting longer and warmer, it will not be long and we will be racing at I-35 Speedway. Practice day is March 11 and opening night is March 18. Work continues with more and more improvements at the track, improvements which have been ongoing for years.

In seasons past the Trackside Bar and Grill was built, a wood floor was added to the cat walk, the pit shack was added, new lights added in the pits, new lights added to the track, and a picnic and camping area was added two years ago. The electronic sign along I-35 Speedway, which was completed this year, was four years in the making. Owners Mike and Kyle Johnson continuously plan and make improvements for the fans, racers, crews, and employees who make up the I-35 Speedway racing family.

The latest improvement is a wooden fence at the entrance to the track. The electronic sign, the pit expansion, and the new bleachers have all been accomplished this off season. Picnic tables will be distributed throughout the facility. Improvements are continuous.

As for the additional teamwork between tracks, as previously reported, US 36 Raceway and I-35 Speedway have introduced THE SHOOTOUT. The Shootout is a joint effort between I-35 Speedway and US 36 Raceway to crown a champion in the shared classes at both tracks (USRA A Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B Mods, Pure Stocks, and E Mods). The Shootout requires a minimum of 75% participation at each of the tracks. Since this championship is based on the lowest score, those not attending the races will be awarded 50 points for each race that is missed until they become ineligible because they can no longer make 75% of the races.

Pollard Hopes to Net Winter Showdown Hat Trick

February 13th, 2017

SENOIA, Ga. — If you’re wondering where Victory Lane is at Kern County Raceway, just ask Bubba Pollard. The Senoia, GA driver inked his name on the trophy for the last two Winter Showdown races and goes for his third straight this weekend. However, with big names on the entry list and a hefty payday up for grabs, the veteran driver knows netting the hat trick won’t be easy.

“Winning the Winter Showdown three years in a row will be a challenge,” Pollard said. “It’s difficult to win the big races once, let alone three straight times, but we are definitely going to try. It’s a long race with a lot of big names, but to win it again would be pretty special.”

Pollard has seen highs and lows over the past three months with his new Senneker Performance car. He’s won three of five races in his new No. 26 machine, but struggled in the bigger events, including the Snowball Derby and a 15th-place finish earlier this month at SpeedFest.

“This is the first time we are going there with our new car,” Pollard explained. “We’ve had a lot of success with that car, but also struggled with it a few times. We definitely struggled with it last weekend at SpeedFest. Hopefully we can get it dialed in fast and stay competitive all weekend.”

While Pollard has flexed his muscles the past two years in Bakersfield, a new format will challenge the 29 year-old driver as well as other competitors. The addition of controlled cautions and racing under the lights brings added excitement to an already big event.

“I’m looking forward to a few of the changes they made this year,” Pollard stated. “The controlled cautions could throw some strategy into the race and it will also be cool to race there at night, under the lights, for a big pay day.”

Race fans can watch Pollard race for the $30,000 check on Saturday, February 11 by purchasing the Speed51.com pay-per-view broadcast here.

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

Siebert on the mend and almost ready to go racing

February 13th, 2017

Wheatland, Missouri – It has been a little bit of a different offseason for Grandview, Missouri’s Austin Siebert compared to previous years. During the final night of the 2016 Lucas Oil MLRA season at Lucas Oil Speedway, Siebert knocked front wheels with another competitor and it jerked the steering wheel out of his hands. He didn’t think much about it at the time and the contact didn’t even cause a yellow.

He had pain in his right wrist the following days, which would not subside. He visited the doctor and it was determined he would need surgery to repair his injured wrist. Austin underwent an operation last week, and is now on the mend. When reached by phone to talk about the upcoming season, spirits were high, and he was at work, anticipating the upcoming season. Siebert hopes to be ready to race when the season starts but realistically, thinks it will be closer to May before he jumps back behind the wheel. His particular surgery typically comes with a three month recovery period.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever been hurt racing,” said Siebert. “The Late Model steering is so fast and the tires are so big, it doesn’t take much contact and wheel just jerks out of your hand. It’s not uncommon for it to spin two full times over before you really even have time to react.”

Once he returns to the pilot’s seat, he plans to pick up the remainder of the Lucas Oil MLRA tour and build on a good foundation established last season. The Kenny’s Tile operation will feature the same Capital Race Car to begin the season as was campaigned last year.

“It took me awhile to get comfortable in it,” said Siebert. “Their recommended things to try just really don’t fit with the hard tires we race on. I kind of went on my own with shocks, late in the year, and really had a better feel for the car. I plan to start out a little more on my own deal and hope to learn some more.” Siebert plans a new car sometime around mid season, but doesn’t have any particular brand he is leaning towards right now. He will also run a Modified quite bit. The team has a pair of MB Customs in the stable as well as a GRT.

This coming season marks his third in Late Models. A pavement crossover, Siebert got his start in Super Trucks at I-70 Speedway. The Odessa, Missouri track’s decline ran nearly parallel to the transformation of Wheatland Raceway into Lucas Oil Speedway and they opted to give dirt racing a shot.

“I’m so glad it worked out like it did,” Austin further elaborated. “I love dirt racing. You show up at five or so and run the race, and if you are close to home you can be home by midnight a lot of times. It seems like when we pavement raced, we tested and practiced all the time, actual racing was such a small part of it.”
The first weekend of racing for the Lucas Oil MLRA is just under two months away. It will again originate from the Kosiski family’s I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, March 31, and April 1. The Spring Meltdown will pay $2,000 and $3,000 to win respectively.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

Fans may also “like” the Lucas Oil MLRA Facebook page by clicking www.Facebook.com/lucasoilmlra or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MLRA.

Terre Haute Action Track 2017 Schedule Released

February 12th, 2017

Officials from Track Enterprises, the promotion company for the Terre Haute Action Track, has announced the 2017-season schedule for the 1/2-mile racetrack. The speedway holds several special events during the summer that feature divisions from the United States Auto Club (USAC) and United Midwestern Promoters (UMP). This year’s schedule features many of the same fan favorites plus the addition of the World Of Outlaw vs. Summer National Late Models show at the end of June.

The campaign will begin on Sunday, April 2 for an exciting season opener that will feature the Sumar Classic for the USAC Silver Crown cars. Not only will this be the season opener for the track, it will be the first look at the champ cars for the new year. Last year, Greenfield, IN driver, C.J. Leary, won his first career Silver Crown race in the Sumar Classic. This year’s opener will also feature the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds.

The second event on this year’s schedule is set for Sunday, April 30. On the card will be the MSCS Sprint cars and Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds. Two season ago, 23 drivers took the green with Brady Short taking the victory over Jerry Coons, Jr. and Carson Short. Unfortunately, two tries to run last year’s MSCS event were rained out. Great weather has already been ordered for this year’s event.

The historic Tony Hulman Classic, a mainstay at Terre Haute, is set for Wednesday, May 24, as the first event for USAC’s “The Week Of Indy”. The event, held the week of the Indy 500 and the night before the Hoosier 100, features the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Modifieds. Last season, Robert Ballou passed A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey on the all-time wins list with his 24th career victory. Ballou has won the last two “Tony Hulman Classics”.

Event number four this season is a new one on this year’s schedule and it’s a can’t miss. The event will feature the best of the best, when it comes to Dirt Late Model Racing. On tap will be the World of Outlaw vs. Summer National Late Models. It will be the first time the two series have run head-to-head, as two events scheduled last year were rained out. Bobby Pierce was the Summer Nationals champion last season, while Josh Richards was the World of Outlaw champ. The Summit National Modifieds will also be in town at the Friday, June 30 event.

Historically, the biggest event of the year, at Terre Haute, is the Don Smith Classic, held during USAC Indiana Sprint week. This year, the event is set for Wednesday, July 12, which is also part of fair week in Vigo County. Last season, rainfall set in before the gates opened and forced the postponement until Sunday of the same week. Chase Stockon came away with the Don Smith Classic victory, while Brady Bacon clinched the week’s championship with a top five finish. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds have been added to the show, a change from years’ past, where the Sprints were the only division on the card.

On Sunday, August 6, the Indiana Late Model Series will headline a show for the second year in a row. Last season, a full field of 22 Pro Late Models took the green with young hotshoe, Hudson O’Neal, claiming the victory over his uncle, Marty O’Neal. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also be in action.

Rounding out this year’s slate of events is the Jim Hurtubise Classic for the USAC Sprint Cars on Friday, September 15. Last year, the September date was washed out and rescheduled for mid-October. Unbelievably, the fans came out in droves to fill the stands and witness a great show between Chris Windom and Chad Boespflug. Windom eventually took the victory in the back-and-forth battle. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also race, giving them a total of seven events this year, two more than last.

For more information, follow the Terre Haute Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200. The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, IN. The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN, 47807.

US 36 Raceway Dirt Track to Amend Rules Allowing Kids in the Pits

February 12th, 2017

US 36 Raceway hears their fans & will allow kids in the pits this 2017 racing season. Jon Boller has reviewed the situation and determined that kids will be allowed in the pits with strict supervision by their parents. We would like to thank everyone for voicing their opinion on this subject and strive to be a fan friendly, family friendly racing environment.

Look forward to seeing everyone at practice Sunday 4/9/2017 and 4/23/2017 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Mark your calendars opening night is coming 4/28/2017! “Under The Lights On Friday Nights” at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods kick off 2017 Iron Man Challenge March 23-25 at Humboldt

February 12th, 2017

HUMBOLDT, Kan. — The Iron Man Challenge will kick off the 2017 campaign with Out-Pace USRA B-Mods competing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23-25, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., as part of the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing.

The eighth season for the popular series will once again see the Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods accompanying the USMTS Modifieds at more than 20 events this year.

Payouts for the March 23-25 event are as follows:

Thursday: 1. $600, 2. $450, 3. $350, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $170, 7. $150, 8. $130, 9. $115, 10. $100, 11. $95, 12. $90, 13. $85, 14. $80, 15-24. $75; Non-Qualifiers $40.

Friday: 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $250, 9. $220, 10. $200, 11. $180, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $140, 15. $135, 16. $130, 17-24. $125; Non-Qualifiers $60.

Saturday: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $220, 8. $200, 9. $170, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $130, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17-24. $100; Non-Qualifiers $50.

There will be a complete show of heat races and feature events each night for Out-Pace USRA B-Mod competitors. Drivers will draw for heat race starting spots. The top 12 in passing points will advance to the “A” Main with the remainder transferring from the “B” Mains.

An open practice is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m.

In addition to the Iron Man Challenge, points will be awarded in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

All USRA rules apply. For complete rules, visit www.usraracing.com/rules.

Other highlights on the season include a two-night early summer shoot-out at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, paying $5,000 to win for both divisions.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods take part in the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 21-23, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and the points battles wrap up Oct. 12-14 at the 4th Annual USRA Nationals which is hosted by the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., for the first time this year.

2017 Iron Man Challenge Schedule:

Thu March 23 … Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods)
Fri March 24 … Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods)
Sat March 25 … Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods)
Fri April 21 … Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat April 22 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat May 27 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sun May 28 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu June 1 … Sioux Speedway, Sioux Center, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Fri June 2 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Tue June 27 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Wed June 28 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa ($5,000 to win each)
Thu June 29 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Fri June 30 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat July 1 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sun July 2 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Wed Aug. 23 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu Aug. 24 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu Aug. 31 … Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Fri Sept. 1 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat Sept. 2 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sun Sept. 3 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat Sept. 16 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thu Sept. 21 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Fri Sept. 22 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Sat Sept. 23 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Thu Oct. 12 … USRA Nationals – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Fri Oct. 13 … USRA Nationals – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sat Oct. 14 … USRA Nationals – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)

Kyle Falck of Decorah, Iowa (Holley USRA Stock Cars) and Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kan. (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods) are the defending 2016 Iron Man Challenge champions.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

34 Raceway Has Planned Another Exciting Year of Racing

February 10th, 2017

West Burlington, IA – Every year the race fans in the Southeast Iowa area look forward to the release of the new racing schedule for 34 Raceway, which is located 5 miles west of West Burlington, Iowa, to see what new events or series’ will be brought to the premier facility. And once again the fans won’t be disappointed, as one new 410 Sprint Car series’ will make it’s first ever visit to 34 Raceway, while another returns after a seven year absence. Plus an IMCA Late Model series will make a return in 2017, after a four year hiatus.

Jeff and Amy Laue, Scott and Lorrie Parish and Tom and Sue Bowling are entering their eleventh year as owner’s of 34 Raceway. Despite the track still being up for sale, the owner’s are committed to bringing racing to the track until that such day a new owner is found.

To get the community, fans, and racers rev’ed up about the approaching racing season, a car show will be held at Heartland Harley Davidson in Burlington on Saturday, March 18th from 11 AM until 1 PM. Then that evening
a kick-off party will be held at Roederers Pit Stop, also located in Burlington, from 6 PM until close. The following Saturday, March 25th, the track will host a test-n-tune from 1 PM until 4 PM. This event will allow
any and all racers to bring their cars out to get some practice time in before the on track action begins.

The first racing event for 2017 at 34 Raceway is set for Saturday, April 1st, no this is no April fools joke. In action on the night will be the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models, which is making it’s
return to the track since 2013, and the Sprint Invaders. This will be the first time in both series’ history that they will be in action on the same night at the same track. The next Saturday, April 8th, the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series makes a return stop to the 3/8 mile track in seven years. Joining the 410 Sprint Cars on the night will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods, which will begin there chase for the track championship.

Saturday, April 15th is the much anticipated “Slocum 50″, featuring the Super Late Model stars of the MARS Dirt Car Series and the Corn Belt Clash Series. 2017 will mark the 9th Annual event, which continues to honor the
late Brenton Slocum. Brenton, who raced IMCA Late Models at the time, was killed in a freak accident in the pits at the track back in 2005. A few of his close friends have worked hard to grow this race into the big event it is today. The Super Late Models will have a chance to claim the $10,555 to win check at the end of the night. Also in action will be the 305 Sprints and IMCA Stock Cars, with track points being awards to both classes.

After three weekends of special events, the regular weekly racing action begins on Saturday, April 22nd. The five weekly classes of 305 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and 4 Cylinders, will
continue to battle for track points. Also racing on this night will be the bi-weekly classes of Mod Lites and IMRA Midgets, who will also being earning valuable track points. Weekly action continues on for April 29th,
May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th.

A double header weekend is planned for Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th. Saturday nights action will consist of 305 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and the Lee County Late
Models. This will also be the first of three $5 Fan Appreciation Nights planned for 2017 at 34 Raceway, where all race fans will get into the grandstands for just $5. Then on Sunday the Sprint Invaders make there second stop of the season at the track, with the Mod Lites, IMRA Midgets, Vintage Sprints and Vintage Super Modifieds joining the card.

One more weekly race night is planned for Saturday, June 3rd, before a scheduled pit stop is taken on June 10th. No racing on June 10th will lead to a first ever stop by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410
Outlaw Sprint Car Series to 34 Raceway on Sunday, June 11th. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Outlaw Sprint Car Series is owned by NASCAR star Tony Stewart, who purchased the series from Guy Webb back in
January of 2015. Joining the 410 Sprint Cars on the night will be the Mod Lites and IMRA Midgets.

Saturday, June 17th will be the second of third $5 Fan Appreciation Nights scheduled for 2017, as well as Mid-Season Championship Night. Once again all fans will be admitted into the grandstands for only $5. The five weekly classes, along with the Mod Lites and IMRA Midgets, will continue to battle for the track championships. Weekly Saturday night racing will continue on June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, and August 5th. The second scheduled pit stop of the season, with no races being held, will be Saturday, August 12th.

Following the weekend off from racing will be the third stop out of four by the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods, racing for track points, join the 360 Sprint Cars in action on the night. One more weekly night of racing will take place on Saturday, August 26th, before Season Championship Night on September 2nd. The 2017 track points season will come to an end, and the track champions will be crowned in all seven classes. Season Championship Night also marks the third and final night of the $5 Fan Appreciation Nights, where all fans will get into the grandstands for just $5.

The season finale is set for Saturday, September 23rd and will feature the fourth and final stop by the Sprint Invaders. This night also marks the final event of 2017 for the Sprint Invaders, who will crown their 2017
champion at the end of this night. Joining the 360 Sprint Cars at 34 Raceway during this event will be the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and the Mod Lite Nationals.

Defending track champions at 34 Raceway include Jarrod Schneiderman in the W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Jeff Waterman in the Ryner Transportation IMCA Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. in the PEPSI IMCA Stock Cars
and Casebine Credit Union IMCA Sportmods, Mike Morrill in the Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites, Jeff Mallonee in the IMRA Midgets, and Ron Kibbe in the Sonny’s Market 4 Cylinders. Who will be crowned track champions in 2017? Only time will tell, and we hope to see all of you join us for another fantastic season at 34 Raceway.

For more information about 34 Raceway we encourage you to log onto the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, or you can contact Amy Laue by email at info@34raceway.com or by phone at 319-750-3454.

*34 Raceway’s 2017 Schedule*

Saturday, March 18 – Car Show & Kick-Off Party
Saturday, March 25 – Test-N-Tune
*Saturday, April 1 – Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models & Sprint Invaders*
*Saturday, April 8 – Bumper To Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Cars, plus IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods*
*Saturday, April 15 – 9th Annual “Slocum 50″ – Super Late Models, 305 Sprints, and IMCA Stock Cars*
Saturday, April 22 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, April 29 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, May 6 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, May 13 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, May 20 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
*Saturday, May 27 – $5 Fan Appreciation Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Lee County Late Models*
*Sunday, May 28 – Sprint Invaders – 360 Sprints, Mod Lites, IMRA Midgets, Vintage Sprints, and Vintage Super Modifieds*
Saturday, June 3 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
*Saturday, June 10 – Pit Stop – NO RACING*
*Sunday, June 11 – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Outlaw Sprints, plus Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets*
*Saturday, June 17 – $5 Fan Appreciation Night / Mid-Season Championships – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets*
Saturday, June 24 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, July 1 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, July 8 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, July 15 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, July 22 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
Saturday, July 29 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and Mod Lites
Saturday, August 5 – Regular Weekly Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, and IMRA Midgets
*Saturday, August 12 – Pit Stop – NO RACING*
*Saturday, August 19 – Sprint Invaders – 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods*
Saturday, August 26 – Prelude to Season Championship Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets
*Saturday, September 2 – **$5 Fan Appreciation Night / Season Championship Night – 305 Sprint, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, 4 Cylinders, Mod Lites, and IMRA Midgets*
*Saturday, September 23 – Sprint Invaders Season Championship – 360 Sprints, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and Mod Lite Nationals*

​Discount Tickets On Sale For Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville ARCA Event

February 9th, 2017

Officials from Track Enterprises have announced that discount advance tickets are now on sale for the Saturday, April 8 event at Fairgrounds Speedway, in Nashville, TN, featuring some of the best racers across the nation. In addition to the Music City 200 presented by Jive for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the Southern Super Series and ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models will be going head-to-head in the North/South Shootout 100 presented by Team Construction. Presale tickets are now on sale, featuring a $5 per person discount.

2017 will mark the third season in a row for the ARCA Racing Series visit to the Music City. ARCA champion Grant Enfinger claimed victory back in 2015, while Josh Williams won the elusive guitar one year ago. Each year, the race has seen over 30 competitors racing in the 200 lap event, with last year’s race featuring drivers from over 15 different states and two countries. ARCA has a diverse schedule which takes drivers to short tracks, super speedways, intermediate tracks, road courses, and even dirt facilities.

This year’s event will be the second year in a row for the Southern Super Series and Champion Racing Association combo race. In 2015, the Super Late Model portion was a Southern Super Series sanctioned event which saw Daniel Hemric, who is now running for NASCAR Xfinity Rookie Of The Year, best a field of 25 other competitors. Last year, CRA was brought into the mix for a North-South shootout. The field saw a jump to 35 of the best short track racers in the US, with Donnie Wilson winning the top prize over Steven Wallace.

This year’s event will see trailer parking plus practice for the Super Late Models on Friday, April 7. The pits will open at 1:00 with practice running from 4:00-7:00.

Then on Saturday, practice will begin at 12:00, North-South Shootout qualifying at 3:00, Menards pole qualifying for ARCA at 4:15, and racing action to take the green at 5:45 with the North-South Shootout presented by Team Construction 100 to be followed by the Music City 200 presented by Jive to take the green at 8:00.

Discounted presale tickets for the event are available for $25, a $5 discount off the day of tickets. They are available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 615-470-5214 or 217-764-3200.

*About Track Enterprises:*

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, POWRi Racing, All Star Circuit Of Champions, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more. The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 615-470-5214 or 217-764-3200.

USRA welcomes back Nobles County Speedway

February 8th, 2017

WORTHINGTON, Minn.– After a five-year hiatus, the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., will return to weekly Saturday night racing under the USRA banner in 2017.

The 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located just off of I-90 in Southwestern Minnesota will feature USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series, with Sportsmans also joining the card.

Under the direction of Glen Van Eck and Adam Ecker, the track will hold a test n tune open practice on Saturday, May 20, and will kick off the 2017 racing season the following Saturday, May 27. Hot laps start at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.

In 2011, Worthingtons Dan Strandberg emerged as the USRA Hobby Stock national champion while competing at the Nobles County Speedway.

The Nobles County Speedway is located at 1600 Stower Dr. in Worthington, Minn. To get there, drive 0.4 mile south of I-90 (Exit 43) on SR 59, then 0.4 miles west on Oxford St., then 0.2 mile north on McMullan (Pioneer Village).

For more information, call 507-227-4540 or 507-220-3511 or visit www.noblescountyspeedway.com online. You can also like their Page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/noblescountyspeedway.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

Exciting 2017 Slate Announced For Macon IL Speedway

February 7th, 2017

Macon Speedway officials are proud to announce the 2017 schedule for the 72nd season of racing at the 1/5-mile high banked dirt oval in Macon, IL. In addition to the weekly UMP DIRTcar divisions, special events include the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series, POWRi Midgets and Micros, Tony’s Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit Of Champions, USAC National Midgets, MOWA Sprint cars, and the Dirtcar Summer National Hell Tour Late Models. The track is owned by longtime promoter Bob Sargent in addition to NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, and Kenny Wallace.

The new campaign of racing will begin with the 10th annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 15 with Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Hornets. Fans will be seeing a lot of those six classes of racing this year, as the main six divisions of racing. The Beach House Micros will also have plenty of events this year, but won’t debut until the May 13 event when they are part of the POWRi Midget and Speedway Motors Micro show.

Following the season opener, the other two April events will feature a College Night on April 22, with discounted admission for Macon County college students with the Big Ten Street Stock season opener and five other classes and the April 29 show featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.

Last year’s Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt event was postponed due to rain but still drew the largest crowd of the season on the makeup date.

The month of May will be a lot of fun, seeing five different events including a $5 grandstand admission night on May 6 that has six divisions of racing, including the $1,000 to win Hornet challenge. The POWRi Midgets and Micros will be making their first appearance on Saturday, May 13, while the a new series, the Midwest Street Stock Championship division, will be running the “Dean Garland Classic” on May 20. Rounding out the month will be a doubleheader holiday weekend on May 27 and 29. On Saturday, the Raminator Monster Truck will make its annual appearance, while Monday, May 29 will see the Coziahr Harley Davidson-Miller Lite Twin 50′s for Super Late Models and Modifieds on a new date.

June starts off as “Open Wheel Month”, as the POWRi Illinois Midget week comes to town on Saturday, June 3 and Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars visit the following week. For the All-Star sprints, it will be the first visit in over a decade to the Macon facility and will be the second race in a back-to-back with Lincoln Speedway, the night before. June 17 features the Pabst Blue Ribbon Diesel Truck night, a new addition to the schedule and June 24 will be the Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40′s for the Pro Late Models and Modifieds.

The month of July starts off with a bang, as the USAC National Midgets come to town for a show on Saturday, July 1 and just five days later, Thursday, July 6, the Dirtcar Summer National Hell Tour Late Models will be running the Herald & Review 100. A couple days later on Saturday, Macon will have its annual Hall of Fame drivers night featuring several divisions and Buy One-Get One admission night. Saturday, July 15 will see the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball Topless Sportsman 40. On Saturday, July 22, the third annual KERBYSTRONG 100 will be on the track, featuring Super Late Models in what has become a great event honoring the late Kerby Damery. The fast paced MOWA Sprint cars will wrap up the month of July on the 29th.

August will see a week off for the stock cars on the 5th, as the Battle in the Prairie Go Karts will run during the weekend of the Decatur Celebration. The Eve Of Destruction is on schedule with fireworks, racing, and more on Saturday, August 12th and the POWRi Midgets and Micros are back on the 19th for the Camfield Memorial. Rounding out August will be the Church Night featuring the BG Nevitt Faster Pastor race and the Big Ten Super Late Models.

The last month of the season, September, will have five events starting with a $5 Bud Light Ladies Night admission special on Saturday, the 2nd. On September 9th, the third running of the John Osman Memorial is on tap for the Big 10 Street Stocks. Skeff Distributing presents Taylorville Night on Saturday, September 16th, while the second and final Five Buck night for $5 grandstand admission is set for Saturday, September 23. The 2017 campaign will come to an end on Saturday, September 30 with the “Racing For The Cup” Season Championships.

The season features 26 nights of racing plus the August karting event and the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience on July 16..

Pre-season events begin next Sunday, February 12th, with the Macon Speedway informational meeting at the Macon Community Center, from 2:00-4:00. Drivers are welcome to stop by and pick up schedules, give input, buy UMP
Memberships, sign up for the car show, and ask questions they may have for the upcoming season.

The Hickory Point Mall Racecar Show is set for Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19 in Forsyth, IL. To enter your racecar free of charge, call the Macon Speedway office at 217-764-3000. Rounding out the preseason events will be the two test-and-tune dates of April 1 and 8, featuring practice from 12:00-4:00 each day.

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.

*2017 Schedule (Subject To Change) **Super Late Model (SLM), ProLate Models (PLM), Modifieds (MOD), Street Stock (SS), Sportman (SPORT), B-mods (BMOD), Hornet (HOR), Micros (MIC), & Div 2 Midgets (DII)*

Sun-February 12 Macon Speedway Informational Meeting Macon Community Center 2:00-4:00
Fri-Sun March 17-19 Hickory Point Mall Race Car Show Open To All Track Enterprise Divisions
Sat-April 1 Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)-Open to all divisions
Sat-April 8 Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)-Open to all divisions
Sat-April 15 10th Annual Spring Fling/Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photos & Autographs CEFCU Kid’s Club PLM, MOD, SS, SPORT, BMOD, HOR
Sat-April 22 College Night PLM, MOD, SS B10, BMOD, HOR, DII
Sat-April 29 LUCAS Oil Late Models/St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 SLM, MOD, BMOD
Sat-May 6 FIVE BUCK NIGHT Featuring $5 Grandstand Admission $1,000 To Win Hornet Challenge
PLM, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, SPORT
Sat-May 13 Teachers Night Featuring POWRi Midgets & Micros POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM B10, SS, HOR
Sat-May 20 Casey’s General Store Night/Armed Forces Night Midwest Street Stock Championship Event Dean Garland Classic PLM, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD
Sat-May 27 Bob Brady Auto Mall “Raminator”/CEFCU Kid’s Club PLM, MOD, SS B10, HOR, SPORT, BMOD
Mon-May 29 Coziahr Harley-Davidson/Mueller Dist. Miller Lite Twin 50′s laps & MOD 50 laps SLM B10, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, MIC
Sat-June 3 Illinois POWRi Midget & Micro Week POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, DII
Sat-June 10 Tony Stewarts Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit Of Champion Sprint Cars
All Star Sprints, MOD, SS, HOR
Sat-June 17 Pabst Blue Ribbon Diesel Truck Night At The Races PLM, MOD, SS, HOR, SPORT, BMOD
Sat-June 24 Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s-Pro Late Model & Modified FIREWORKS/CEFCU Kid’s Club
PLM B10, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, SPORT
Sat-July 1 USAC National Midgets & Beach House Micros USAC Midgets, MIC, SS B10, PLM
Thurs-July 6 Herald & Review 100 Featuring Summer Nationals Hell Tour Summer Nationals Late Models, MOD, BMOD
Sat-July 8 BUY ONE-GET ONE Ticket Night Featuring Hall of Fame Drivers Reunion CEFCU Kid’s Club
PLM, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, MIC
Sat-July 15 Miles Chevrolet/Fireman’s Ball/Sportsman’s Topless 40 PLM, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, SPORT
Sun-July 16 Kenny Wallace Racing Experience
Sat-July 22 KERBYSTRONG 100 SLM B10, MOD, SS, BMOD, SPORT, HOR
Sat-July 29 MOWA Sprint Cars/Christmas In July Toy Drive MOWA, PLM B10, HOR, DII, MIC
Sat-Aug 5 Decatur Celebration Battle in the Prairie Go
Sat-Aug 12 Eve of Destruction III FIREWORKS PLM, MOD, SS, BMOD, HOR, MIC
Sat-Aug 19 POWRi Midgets & Micros – Camfield Memorial POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, SS, HOR
Sat-Aug 26 Church Night Featuring Faster Pastor BG Nevitt Memorial Kids Racecar Rides/CEFCU Kids Club
SLM B10, MOD, SS, BMOD, HOR, DII, KidModz
Sat-Sept 2 Bud Light Ladies Night (Ladies $5 Admission) PLM, MOD, BMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR, MIC
Sat-Sept 9 John Osman Memorial Presented by 98.1 Griz FM
SS B10, PLM, MOD, BMOD, HOR, SPORT
Sat-Sept 16 Skeff Distributing & Taylorville Night PLM B10, MOD, BMOD, SS, HOR
Sat-Sept 23 FIVE BUCK NIGHT Featuring $5 Grandstand Admission Hornet World Championships & CEFCU Kid’s Club MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, SPORT, MIC
Sat-Sept 30 Season Championship “Racing For The Cup” & Give Back To Fans Night PLM, MOD, SS, HOR, BMOD, SPORT

Wolla takes Winter Challenge opener at Canyon

February 6th, 2017

Already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate, Wolla bested the 35 IMCA Modifieds checked in for the 25-lap afternoon show while Cody Laney brought his car home in second. Tim Ward, Parmeley and Brian Schultz rounded out the top five. Schultz had the most impressive run of the evening as he started 23rd in the field.

In all, 88 cars saw action Saturday at Peoria.

The Northern SportMods put on a display of hard racing as the leaders found themselves side-by-side throughout a majority of the race. Austin Kiefer tried working the inside on George for the majority of the race. The show was an exciting preview of what is to come in the 2017 season as SportMods have been added to the schedule for 10 points races this season.

Soboski cruised to victory in the Hobby Stock division. Challengers were hard to find for Soboski until near the end of the race as he bested a hard charging Joe Vlasity who started dead last after a disqualification in his heat race for failing to report to the tech area. Vlasity picked his way through the pack but could not make the outside groove work enough to get around Soboski.