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Archive for March, 2017

Rice Lake Speedway Car Show This Weekend

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Rice Lake WI – The annual preseason car show for racers at the Rice Lake Speedway will be held this weekend at Rice Lake’s Cedar Mall. The cars will be entered into the Mall at 6 pm on Thursday, March 30 and will remain in the Mall through Mall hours on Sunday, April 2nd.

Organizers believe the Mall will be jammed with race cars as over twenty have already signed up representing all five classes that race at the Rice Lake Speedway. Representatives of the track owners, Adams-Hansen Inc. are expected to be on hand to answer any questions regarding the 2017 racing season and hand out track schedules for the upcoming season.

The on track activity at the speedway begins on Wednesday night, April 12th with a free practice session which is open to the public. Scheduled to start at 6 pm, all classes of cars are welcome to come and shake down their cars before the season opener. The sixty fifth consecutive season of racing in Rice Lake will begin with a five class program on Saturday night, April 15th. Gates open at 4 pm for the drivers with warm ups slated for 6:30 pm with racing to follow. Track officials are excited about the 2017 season with a considerable number of new drivers having already registered their intentions to race and also a significant number of returning drivers have changed classes for 2017 including defending Midwest Modified point champion Ryan Viltz who has moved up to the Modified class for 2017.

The only significant change fans will notice is that the Pure Stock class will be WISSOTA sanctioned for 2017 along with the hold over classes of the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks. This will allow the Pure Stocks to race for national points and with standardized rules, will likely allow more competitors from other tracks to visit Rice Lake.

Anyone with any questions about the speedway and the 2017 season can call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

Spring Meltdown brings Lucas Oil MLRA season to life

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Wheatland, Missouri – The nation’s second longest continually running Dirt Late Model series, the Lucas Oil MLRA, storms to life for its 29th season of action this weekend. The Annual Spring Meltdown is a fan-favorite and the season opener for the I-80 Speedway as well.

Friday will feature a $2,000 to win main event and Saturday’s show will pay $3,000 to the first across the finish line. It marks the only time the series will be in action at the Kosiski family’s track prior to the $53,000 to win Silver Dollar Nationals in July. “On the officials side of things we are ready get this season going,” commented Assistant Director Ernie Leftwich. “It’s been a long off-season. We have an exciting year ahead of us. There are a great group of tracks on the schedule and many exciting events. I also can’t thank our racers and marketing partners enough for their support of what we do!” Reigning champion Jesse Stovall has been hard at work this week switching engines, and preparing his new Black Diamond Chassis for action, in anticipation of a big weekend. “I always like racing at I-80,” said Stovall. “That place has had my number on several occasions, but I did finally get a win there last June, and it was extremely satisfying.

I also had a good run going in the Silver Dollar race last year and knocked a tire down with two to go. It was a big letdown. The track is big and wide, and you can usually find a line where your car works if you are willing to search a little.” Stovall has additional resources available this season courtesy of Randy Timms and his Western Flyer Xpress Racing Team. “We’re prepared and ready to go and a lot of that is due to the additional help of Randy Timms. He and the rest of our sponsors have made it more feasible for me to run a full season and compete for wins.”

A host of other talented drivers from across the region plan to compete this weekend. Several will get an early look at I-80 Speedway with a Thursday night practice scheduled from 6-9 PM. New this year will be the Midwest Sheet Metal fluorescent yellow spoiler for the points leader. It will make it’s debut on Saturday night and ride with the points leader when they are on the track all season.

Friday evening’s race will be run with passing points setting the lineup for the main event. Saturday, every competitor will draw for their heat race, and then qualify against their fellow heat race competitors during hot laps for heat starting positions. The heat lineups will be heads up based on hot lap times. For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at Fans may also “like” the Lucas Oil MLRA Facebook page by clicking or follow us on Twitter at

Morton denies Gillmore in Iron Man Challenge Out-Pace USRA B-Mod lid-lifter

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

HUMBOLDT, Kan. — J.C. Morton’s wildly successful season last year continues to spill over into 2017 with a victory in the 20-lap main event for the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on opening night of the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing.

The two drivers at the top of the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series national points at the end of the 2016 campaign filled the front row for Thursday’s Iron Man Challenge feature race, and just like last year Morton got the better of Ryan Gilmore.

With Morton on the pole and Gillmore to his outside, the race went the entire distance with Morton able to hold off Gillmore for the $600 top prize.

Between them, the two young guns from Springfield, Mo. (Morton now resides in Springdale , Ark.), chalked up 39 wins in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod division.

Cody Jolly challenged Gillmore in the late stages, but settled for third ahead of Minnesota’s Alex Williamson and Mike Tanner.

Brian McGowen, Riley Whitworth and Jake Richards filled the next three positions while Jim Body III came from 21st to finish ninth and defending Iron Man Challenge champ Andy Bryant rounded out the top 10 after starting 20th.

The King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing continues Friday and Saturday.

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

USMTS Modified drivers will compete in three heat races each on Friday with the top 12 in overall passing points locked into Saturday’s $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start A Main.

Tickets on Friday are $20 while Saturday’s show is $25. Youth ages 6-12 get in for $5 Friday and $10 on Saturday. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge all weekend.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 on Friday. Saturday’s start time is 6:30.

For those unable to be at the track, every lap of every race will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by

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

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

Engines roar to life Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway for preseason Test and Tune

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Wheatland, Missouri – The first sounds of the new season at Lucas Oil Speedway crank up on Saturday when engines fire for an open preseason Test and Tune from 2-6 p.m. Drivers in all of the Lucas Oil Speedway divisions of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series classes – Warsaw Auto Marine and RV-NAPA Auto Parts ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and Big O Tires Street Stocks- plus any others from the area are invited to participate.

The season-opening program is set for April 8 ahead of the 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by set for April 14-15. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds and Big O Tire Streek Stocks will join the MLRA Late Models that weekend. “With a terrific weather forecast for Saturday, this is an ideal opportunity for our drivers to get some testing done,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “Fans eager to see cars on the track for the first time in 2017 at Lucas Oil Speedway are invited to come out as we’ll open up the grandstands to them for free. It should be a fun day.” Pit passes for drivers and crew members are $25 with ages 5-and-under 10. Spectator grandstand admission is free. Limited concessions, along with restrooms, will be available behind the backstretch grandstands adjacent to the pit area.

The Lucas Oil Speedway Parts Store also will be open with a full assortment of Lucas Oil Products, Hoosier Late Model Tires, American Racer USRA Modified tires and Sunoco Racing fuel available for purchase. For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit Three-day passes for the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by are now on sale.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click 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 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals are set for April 14-15.

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

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

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

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

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Rappahannock Community College Night This Saturday April 1

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Virginia Motor Speedway with Rappahannock Community College Night presented by WRAR / WNNT and the opening weekend of the 2017 season. All Rappahannock Community College students and staff with school ID will be admitted free.

The night will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side by side action.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 1st will open at 12pm for inspection and registration with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6pm for hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Pro Late Models (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action. on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to to view the complete schedule the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following
@vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at and on

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