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Archive for September, 2016

McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular!!!

Friday, September 30th, 2016

I-35 Speedway has four race nights left in the 2016 racing schedule. Weekly racing consisting of our six regular classes the USRA A Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, the USRA B Mods, the E Mods, the Pure Stocks, and the Chargers will continue this Saturday, September 24, 2016, October 1, October 22, and October 29. This is a great opportunity for competitors to earn USRA national points in their quest for a national championship. For the remainder of the year the sport compacts will be racing weekly. The track will not be open on October 15 as we allow our weekly competitors an opportunity to take a week off or compete at the USRA Nationals.

October 8 is shaping up as great racing weekend with the 7th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular. The super-fast WAR Series Non Wing Sprint Cars, the always exciting USRA A Mods, the ultra-competitive USRA B Mods (11 different winners in the weekly racing), the spirited E Mods, and the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will headline the show. The Mod Lites, Pure Stock, and Sport Compact classes will also be in competition.

Jason Hughes Claims Third USMTS National Championship

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Westville, Oklahoma- For the second-straight year and for thethird time in his career, Jason Hughes claimed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) championship.

The feat was far from easy for the pilot of the #12 West Siloam Pawn/ Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified as the battle literally went down to the final lap of the final event.

Closing out The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Jason Hughes traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing a stacked field of 79 Modifieds, Hughes started the night off with a heat race win sending him into the redraw.

Receiving the 2nd-starting spot for the main event, Jason needed to finish 2nd or better to guarantee his 3rd-career USMTS National Championship. Jumping into the lead early in the event, Jason slipped backed to the 3rd position during the middle stages of the race, while championship challenger, Cade Dillard continued to make his way to the front. Holding off a charging Chris Brown late in the race, Jason Hughes scored a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Brown, R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5.

Hughes was crowned the USMTS title after edging Cade Dillard by 3 points.

“I was just paying attention a lap at a time, trying to drive as hard as I could,” said Hughes. “It’s been a lot of fun racing with them guys all year long. They work their tails off too, and we’ve been running up and down the road together and parking beside each other. It’s been fun.

“When he [Cade Dillard] got up there and led all them laps I knew we had to run second. I was thankful for that caution and we held on there.” Hughes concluded by saying, “I just want to thank my team, my sponsors, my fans, and everyone that supports my racing program.

Returning on Friday for the second round of the Fall Jamboree, Hughes advanced nine spots in his heat posting a 3rd-place finish. Starting in 5th for the 42-lap A-Main, Jason jumped up one position scoring a 4th-place finish behind Lucas Schott, Cade Dillard, and Brandon Davis with Chris Brown coming in 5th.

For the final night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Hughes logged a 10th-place outing in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Failing to start his consolation event, Jason relied on a provisional to make the $10,000-to-win finale. Coming from the 31st-starting position, Jason Hughes wheeled his way through the field 23 positions, notching an 8th-place finish in the 42-lapper.

Complete results and the latest standings can be found .

This week Hughes will make the trip to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) to compete in two nights of USMTS action. On Thursday night the program will be headlined by twin $1,500-to-win features. Friday night will play host to the rescheduled Grant Junghans Memorial, which will boast a total payout of more than $100,000 for the $10,002-to-win event. For more information on the evet, please

For more information on Jason Hughes, please .

Tyler Clem Claims First-Career Win at Volusia Speedway Park

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Behind the wheel of his Bubba Army #14 Open Wheel Modified, Tyler Clem headed to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Saturday night. Placing 2nd in his heat race, Clem received the pole position for the Daytona Sportswear Modified A-Main after the redraw. After losing the top spot on the opening circuit, Tyler jumped on the high-side and regained the lead on lap 8. Pulling away from Garrett Stewart in the late stages of the race, Tyler Clem cruised to his sixth win of the year. Stewart, Dillon Buhr, Larry Burkins, and Jason Garver completed the Top-5 finishers. Full results from this event are available at

This Saturday, October 1 Clem will return to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida), where he will compete in a $2,000-to-win Late Model program. For more information on the event, please visit . Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle

WingHouse, Shooters World, Vahlco Wheels, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Impact, Race Optics, Redline

Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at .

Tickets on sale for Lucas Oil Speedway Championship Banquet

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Wheatland, Missouri – As the racing season at Lucas Oil Speedway enters the home stretch, it’s time to think about celebrating the accomplishments from 2016 with the annual Lucas Oil Speedway Championship Banquet.

The top 10 drivers in each of the four Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Championship Series divisions will be recognized at the banquet, Saturday, Nov. 5 at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, 678 Old Kinderhook Drive, in Camdenton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. followed by the dinner and awards program. A cash bar will be available. “This is always a fun event as we get to gather the top-finishing drivers in all four divisions in our championship chases and give them well-earned recognition,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “It’s also an opportunity for our fans to come out and share in the fun as we take a look back on a tremendous 2016 season.”

Tickets are $40 and can be reserved by calling the Lucas Oil Speedway office at (417) 282-5984 or by emailing Nichole McMillan at Tables of 10 are also available for $400. All tickets must be paid for in advance. Cash, checks, or credit cards are acceptable methods of payment. Please RSVP and order tickets no later than Oct. 28th. Banquet tickets will not be available for purchase after that date and tickets will not be available at the door.

Drivers must attend the awards banquet to receive their awards, including cash and contingencies. As an added bonus, a 2015 Harley Sportster courtesy of Lawless Harley-Davidson will be awarded to one lucky driver. Group guest room rates at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, including a standard room with king bed or double queen is available for $119 based on availability. For room reservations, call (888) 346-4949 and mention “Lucas Oil Speedway Banquet.”

For more information on The Lodge at Old Kinderhook go to Still to come: Two big racing events remain on the Lucas Oil Speedway 2016 schedule. The 3rd annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt is Oct. 7-8; the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals Eve of Destruction is set for Oct. 22. For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit

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 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 and on

The 3rd annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt are coming to Lucas Oil Speedway Oct. 7-8.

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. 2016 marks the 6th 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 2016. 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 Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks and the USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

Pollard Dominates in Return to Asphalt Racing at Five Flags

Friday, September 30th, 2016

SENOIA, Ga. — After nearly a two month hiatus from asphalt racing, Bubba Pollard put on one of his most dominating performances to date Saturday at Five Flags Speedway. Armed with a new car, the Senoia, Georgia driver led nearly 125 of 150 laps to take the checkered flag in the Southern Super Series finale. The win made a statement to the asphalt world that Pollard is back and he means business.

Pollard set fast time earlier in the day and with the redraw started the 150-lap race from the fifth position. It took just 25 laps for the 29-year-old driver to take the lead and never look back.

“I’ll tell ya what, we’ve been working hard,” Pollard said. “We took two months off there but we hadn’t quit working, that’s for sure. We’ve been racing, dirt racing, and been working on these new race cars. This is one heck of a fast race car right here, it’s a brand new one and I can’t thank Terry Senneker enough to
let us drive one of his race cars. I have a new owner, an anonymous one and he got this thing for us. I’ll tell you what, it’s been fast and I can’t thank them enough, he built this thing in about two weeks for us, it’s pretty awesome.”

The race Saturday at Five Flags Speedway marks the final race of the year at the Pensacola, Florida track before the prestigious Snowball Derby in December. It’s a race Pollard has never won, but with his dominating performance over the weekend, he feels confident that this could be the year.

“It’s almost good enough to park,” said Pollard.” We have two big races coming up, the All American 400 at Nashville and the Winchester 400, so I’m looking forward to that. This thing is fast, I’m excited to go to those places and looking forward to coming to the Derby. I’ve won a lot of races there, but I haven’t won one like this, this is a bad machine right here, hopefully we can take it to the Derby.”

Pollard heads to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) this upcoming weekend for the All American 400. Last year he earned a runner-up finish in the race, and this year he hopes to do one better with one of the fastest race cars he’s ever driven. For more information on Bubba Pollard, visit, follow him on Twitter, @BubbaPollard26 and “Like” his Facebook fan page, Bubba Pollard Racing.