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Clauson Conquers 40 For Shorty at the Ditch

June 21st, 2016

West Memphis, AR………Up to this point in the 2016 season, Bryan Clauson’s journey had been mostly rosy and smooth as he’s picked up win-after-win (22 to be exact) from coast-to-coast and everywhere in between. But, after losing an engine on Friday night and forced to go to the the backup powerplant, Clauson and the Dooling/Hayward team had to work feverishly with uncertainty lingering in their minds, unsure if they would even be able to make the call at all for Saturday night’s event. When all was said and done, Clauson overcame, once again finding himself in familiar territory, victory lane, after taking advantage of a late-race tire issue on the car of leader Tanner Thorson to nail down his first USAC National Midget win of the season in Saturday night’s “40 for Shorty” at Riverside International Speedway in his Dooling-Hayward/Cancer Treatment Centers of America – B & H Contractors/Spike/Stanton SR-11.

“Tonight was one of those nights where we’ll look back on it after we finish all 200 (races) this year and just smile about,” Clauson acknowledged. “We were at the point of just wanting to scrap it tonight because of our motor issues, but these guys kept busting their butts. Big Rick Stenhouse patched this motor back together and put the super tune on it; it was spectacular all night. My guys’ effort and passion for the sport is unbelievable and it makes me want to win for them. Having dad on the wrenches is fun. As we’ve gotten older, we’ve learned how to deal with each other, but it’s been fun this year to win with him again. We did a lot of that in the midget in 2009 and 2010 and it was a lot of fun again tonight.” On the initial start, things went awry for Oklahoma’s Matt Sherrell as he tumbled down the back straightaway on the opening lap, bringing out the red flag. He would walk away uninjured, but unable to restart.

On the next attempt, pole-sitter Brady Bacon would run side-by-side with outside front row starter Zach Daum, but would hold court, fending off Daum to take the lead at the conclusion of lap one. In a repeat performance of Friday night’s opener at Riverside, Tanner Thorson was lightning quick during the early stages of the feature, picking his way to the front in no-time-flat from his fourth starting position.

On lap three, Thorson slid past Daum in turn three to seize the second spot and, three laps later, he had reeled in race-leader Bacon. On the seventh lap, Thorson could head to the bottom, setting up a turn three slider on Bacon for the lead. As Thorson drifted his right rear tread up to the guardrail, Bacon crossed over, pulling alongside Thorson as the two drag-raced to the line with the advantage going to Thorson by a mere .033 seconds. Shortly thereafter, tenth-running Kyle Jones was unharmed after barrel-rolling his machine through turns one and two to bring out the feature’s second red. After the restart, Thorson was on a rail, appearing to put the field to bed as he continuously stretched his lead throughout the middle portion of the race.

Meanwhile, Clauson was hanging tough, running consistent, fast laps, but not able to significantly chop into Thorson’s lead, but on lap 29, what looked like a foregone conclusion had vanished into the thick West Memphis atmosphere. Thorson’s right rear tire had come apart, shredding pieces down the back straightaway as he crawled to a stop. With the stage reset, Clauson was now in control at the front of the pack while Thorson, with fresh rubber, restarted at the tail, which was only 11th at that point in the race due to attrition. Thorson could not be counted out as a contender. For, it was just one season ago during the “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois that Thorson pitted to change a flat right rear tire just after the midway point, and then proceeded to slice his way through the pack to take the lead and secure the victory in the final two laps.

Thorson charged hard up against the outer edge during the final circuits, but was only able to manage a seventh at the finish. But, up front, nobody had anything for Clauson who took his third 40-lap USAC National Midget feature win in his last four tries, completing a memorable performance with his 13th USAC-sanctioned victory of 2016 and 23rd overall triumph of the season.

Clauson collected his 37th career USAC National Midget win ahead of Bacon, Carson Macedo, Chad Boat, Shane Golobic, Ryan Robinson, Thorson, Spencer Bayston, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Holly Shelton. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Bacon took home second in his FMR Racing/Beast/Toyota for his third straight top-five finish, placing himself in the thick of the championship race as the series takes a break before hitting the heartland hard during a four-race stretch in early August.

“Bryan found the bottom first and we were a little too tight to run as far down as he was,” Bacon explained. “We just didn’t have the grunt to race with them and we had to be more defensive than we should have. The car was really good and hooked up and it was cool to watch the track change as the line moved around. Second is our best run of the year, so we’re knocking on the door and, hopefully, we can just keep picking up steam.” Macedo, the series rookie out of Lemoore, California, followed up Friday night’s career-best second place performance with yet another strong run, taking third in his Keith Kunz – Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/TRD – Tarlton & Son/Bullet/Speedway Toyota.

“The track was really fast through the middle which made it a little hard to pass, but it was a great weekend for us,” Macedo said. “I guess I jumped the start, which is too bad, obviously, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. But we’re running up front, so I think we can get one of these sometime soon. All in all, though, we’re happy with how things went and we’ll come out next time and just try to keep getting better.”

Contingency award winners at Riverside International Speedway included Spencer Bayston (ProSource Fast Qualifier), Bryan Clauson (Simpson Race Products/Competition Suspension, Inc. (CSI) First Heat Race Winner/KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Chad Boat (Benic Enterprises/Indy Race Parts Second Heat Race Winner), and Cody Brewer (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

Thorson Turns Up the Heat in Victory at the Ditch

June 22nd, 2016

West Memphis, AR..On a hot muggy night in West Memphis, Tanner Thorson became the first repeat winner of the 2016 USAC Midget National Championship season, using a sensational turn three slide job on lap 11 to scoot past Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Carson Macedo, which proved to be the winning move, taking the win in the series’ first ever visit to the state of Arkansas Friday night at Riverside International Speedway. At the start of the 30-lap main event, outside front row starter Chad Boat took the first step forward, sliding across the nose of pole-sitter Carson Macedo to the lead at the entry of turn one. Series rookie Macedo would fight back, inciting a barrage of sliders with Boat throughout the first couple of circuits that each culminated with Macedo leading at the stripe.

On the third lap, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., running fourth, got an enormous run off the turn two banking. As he attempted to split the gap between the cars of Boat and Macedo, the gap quickly closed. Stenhouse ramped over the left rear tire of Boat, sending himself into a mid-air 180-degree spin, launching him off the gumbo surface like an over-inflated basketball before smacking the back of the rollcage against the track, bouncing completely over once, and then slapping the sidewalls of his right side tires off the ground which propped him up on all fours as he stayed on the gas and drove away. The amazing, spectacular, highlight-reel save by Stenhouse resulted in a red flag. Despite Stenhouse’s ability to initially drive the car away from the scene, Stenhouse’s Bryan Clauson Racing mount received a myriad of mechanical issues that came about due to the incident including a broken shock, radius rod, and a bent axle. Stenhouse was unable to continue, ending his return to his home track located just 30 miles northwest across the Mississippi River from his native Olive Branch, Mississippi. Fifth-running Bryan Clauson’s trying night came to an abrupt end, pulling into the infield on the eighth lap and having to settle for a disappointing 15th place result. This came after Clauson’s RKR/Dooling team thrashed to replace the rear-end of the number 63 just prior to the feature. By the 11th lap, ProSource Fast Qualifier and fifth-place starter Thorson had reeled in race leader Macedo. With Macedo set up high at the entrance to turn three, Thorson throttled to the bottom in a daring move that allowed him to slide up in front of his teammate as Macedo got squirrelly and lost substantial ground to the flying Thorson. Thorson was on a rail, on a one-way track and never looking back as he posted the fastest lap of the race one circuit later on the 12th lap. With less than ten to go, Thorson had extended his advantage to a full-straightaway over second-place Macedo. At the checkered, Thorson had delivered a proverbial spanking to the rest of the field, winning by nearly five seconds and lapping all but the top-eight finishers: Macedo, Boat, Bayston, Brady Bacon, Ryan Greth, KSE Hard Charger Shane Golobic and Ryan Robinson. It was Minden, Nevada native Thorson’s sixth career USAC National Midget victory and his second in the series’ first seven races of the 2016 season in his Keith Kunz – Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/TRD – JBL Audio/Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Tanner Thorson (third from right) and his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports crew celebrate in victory lane after winning Friday night at Riverside. (RICH FORMAN PHOTO)

“These guys work their butts off,” Thorson praised. “That was breathtaking. The track was awesome. It was racy and you could move around. The slide jobs were a lot of fun and you could run the bottom down in turns one and two to sneak by some guys. I could put my car anywhere I wanted all night and it’s just a testament to Keith, Pete (Willoughby), Big Al (Scroggins) and the rest of these guys for all their hard work.” Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo led the first 10 laps of his USAC National Midget career on his way to earning a series’ career-best second place finish in his Keith Kunz – Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/TRD – Tarlton & Son/Bullet/Speedway Toyota “This team puts great cars underneath all of us,” Macedo said. “I felt like I was good enough to win; I just spent too much time up top. I didn’t know Tanner was so good down on the bottom and then he got by me, so then I could see where he was running. Being a rookie in the midget, everywhere we go is new to me, so it’s nice to come back and use what we learned tonight. We’ll try to do that tomorrow. I know I’ll have a good car under me, so it’s up to me.” Chad Boat, of Phoenix, Arizona, had yet another solid run in his Tucker-Boat Motorsports/PristineAuction.com – K & C Drywall/Spike/Speedway Toyota, finishing in the third spot for the second straight series race. “We’ll take a third tonight,” Boat contented. “Tanner was just a little better than us tonight, but it’s two thirds in a row, so we’re building momentum. It was a decent night for us; it just kind of felt like we were missing something all night. But we’ll work on it and come back tomorrow and go for the dub.” Contingency award winners at Riverside International Speedway included Tanner Thorson (ProSource Fast Qualifier), Ryan Robinson (Simpson Race Products/Competition Suspension, Inc. (CSI) First Heat Race Winner), Carson Macedo (Benic Enterprises/Indy Race Parts Second Heat Race Winner), Shane Golobic (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger) and Cody Brewer (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

Zach Pringle Puts an Exclamation Point on Interstate Cup Title

September 16th, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It held its final event of 2015 on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), and Zach Pringle put an exclamation point on his title run by scoring the victory.

With twenty-one entries on hand the Little Rock, Arkansas driver won his heat race before wiring the field in the annual Sonny Sayre Memorial feature to claim his fifth series win of the year and his first-career, series title. A.G. Rains, Howard Moore, Tim Crawley, Cody Gardner, Kevin Hinkle, Andy McElhannon, Jeremy Middleton, Blake Jenkins, and Jordon Mallett completed the top ten in the final standings.

Fifty-four drivers entered at least one event during the season.

Zach Pringle Takes Win and Commanding Point Lead in COMP Cams Interstate Cup

September 9th, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It is now in the homestretch of the season, and Zach Pringle took a major step toward claiming his first series title with a win on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas).

The Little Rock, Arkansas driver rocketed to his fourth win of the series, while A.G. Rains, who entered the night tied for the top spot with Pringle, experienced mechanical issues that relegated him to a 16th place finish. As a result heading into the final point event Pringle now holds a 28 marker lead over Howard Moore, who is now second. Rains, Tim Crawley, Cody Gardner, Kevin Hinkle, Jeremy Middleton, Andy McElhannon, Blake Jenkins, and Derek Hagar complete the current top ten.

Fifty-one drivers have entered at least one event thus far this season.

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series at Riverside Postponed

June 19th, 2015

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil has seen their event scheduled for Thursday, June 18th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) postponed by weather.

Due to rain that has already fallen from scattered storms this week, along with a threatening forecast for Thursday evening, series and track officials have agreed to postpone the event to save teams and fans travel inconveniences. A reschedule date is currently being sought and should be announced within the next few weeks.

The remainder of the weekend is still currently on as scheduled.

Next on tap will be a trip on Friday, June 19th to Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas) for a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start program. The CCSDS competitors made their debut at the facility in 2014, when Kyle Beard won a thriller. This weekend’s event marks the first of two appearances by the series at the oval in 2015. Vintage Coupes and Modifieds will also be on the evening’s card. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing action set for 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.CRRaceway.com .

The weekend draws to a close on Saturday, June 20th with a n inaugural trip to North Mississippi Motor Park (Corinth, Mississippi). A $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start program is scheduled. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event please visit http://www.facebook.com/NorthMississippiMotorPark .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire South, Kuntz and Co. Racing Engines, New Vision Graphics, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Wilwood, Allen Manufacturing, Boston’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Woodco, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mid-State Golf Cars, Henryetta Ford, M&M Paint and Construction, Ronald Surrett Contracting, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Marshall Skinner Claims First COMP Cams Interstate Cup Title

September 24th, 2014

Memphis, Tennessee – Marshall Skinner finished third in the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It event at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night to claim his first series title by 30 points over three-time series champion, A.G. Rains.

Tim Crawley raced to the win in the final event for his third win in the series in 2014. Zach Pringle, Marshall Skinner, A.G. Rains, and Jordon Mallett rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.

West Memphis, Arkansas competitor, Marshall Skinner, claimed the series title over A.G. Rains. Jordon Mallett, Cody Gardner, Justin Sturch, Zach Pringle, Robert Richardson, Joe Young, Kevin Hinkle, and Rick Pringle rounded out the final top ten.

In total 59 drivers entered at least one event in the eleven race series.

Tommy Weder Jr. Races to Wild Victory at Riverside International Speedway

May 1st, 2014

West Memphis, Arkansas – Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) played host to the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS)presented by Lucas Oil for their lone appearance of the 2014 season at the facility on Saturday night, and the competitors made the most of the opportunity by contesting a wild event. When the gumbo settled on the 40 lap event at the 1/4 mile oval it was Woodward, Oklahoma’s Tommy Weder Jr., who stood in victory lane.

Weder Jr. won a weekly event at Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri) on Friday night, and then made the most of a rare start with the CCSDS competitors on Saturday night by scoring the $2,000 victory at the historic Riverside International Speedway.

Tommy Surrett earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Award and paced the field early in the event, but it was far from a comfortable lead. At times Surrett battled four wide with Kody Mea, Brandon Smith, and Keith Craft during the race’s early stages. While Surrett held his challengers at bay ninth starting Tommy Weder Jr. was on the move.

Weder Jr. took advantage of a lap 29 restart to catapult past Surrett into the lead. Over the final eleven laps of the event Surrett began to battle mechanical issues as he faded to an 11th place finish. Early top five runners, Kody Mea, Brandon Smith, and Keith Craft were collected by a spinning lap car during the race’s mid-stages. Craft and Smith rebounded through the field to score top five finishes, while Mea was sidelined by mechanical issues.

Tommy Weder Jr. went on to claim his first career win with the series, while Craft, Fisher, Smith, and Shannon Scott rounded out the top five finishers.

Tommy Surrett won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Keith Craft winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2. Shannon Scott raced to victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award went to David Payne, who drove past ten cars from his sixteenth starting spot to finish sixth. Kyle Beard was presented with the Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award after seeing mechanical woes plague his primary entry in heat race action and then also strike his back-up car in the feature.

On Saturday, May 3rd the CCSDS presented by Lucas Oil makes its first appearance of 2014 at Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). The program will include heat races, b-mains, and a 40 lap, $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start finale. For more information on the event please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Kia, Keith Craft Racing Engines, SRC Sampson Racing Radios, Beach Veterinary Services, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series Back for More in 2014

March 8th, 2014

Memphis, Tennessee- I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) have teamed up to once again offer a bonus program for Sprint Car teams in the Mid-South area, and it’s again being tabbed as the COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It.

Joe Clay Jr., owner of Dixon Road U-Pull-It in Little Rock, Arkansas, has also once again contributed $4,100 to the point’s fund to bring it to a total payout of at least $8,200.

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas has claimed the title in each of the first three years. For 2014 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver’s point total in the program. Any special event does not count as a point’s event for the series.

For 2014 drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point’s money. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
1st – $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup
2nd – $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
3rd – $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
4th – $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
5th – $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

The miniseries is proud to welcome Speed Mart Inc. to the list of contingency sponsors for 2014. The Burlington, Washington company is dedicated to providing open wheel racing products that combine quality, performance and value. Speed Mart Inc. will provide a $50 Hard Charger Certificate at each event in 2014 to the driver, who advances the most positions from their starting spot in the feature. For more information on Speed Mart Inc. please visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point’s program, who doesn’t qualify for the 6th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 27th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn’t use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn’t qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 11th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

Race fans can also donate money to the point’s fund if they so choose. For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point’s fund. For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

The first event in the series will be on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore Bags $3k Payday in Fall Nationals at Riverside

November 14th, 2013

Memphis, Tennessee- 16-year-old, Howard Moore ended his rookie campaign in the Sprint Car ranks with a bang by powering his ##23 Stinson’s Industrial/Dynamic Electric/Maxim/Wesmar Racing Engine Sprinter to the $3,000 victory in the annual Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night. With 29 entries registered for the unsanctioned affair a 6th to 3rd run in his heat race locked Howard into the 3rd starting spot for the finale. As the feature went green Moore bolted to the lead in the first corner, and went on to lead every lap to register the win, which came over Cody Gardner, Brandon Hanks, A.G. Rains, and Tim Crawley. The victory was the second of the year, and the biggest of his young career.

“First and foremost I want to thank God for always watching out after me, on and off the track,” noted Moore. “I want to thank Mr. Ricky Holder for wrenching tonight, and I also want to thank my parents, Christie, and all of my family and friends who come out and support me every week. Finally I can’t thank Mr. Tim Engler at Engler Machine and Tool enough for always giving me the best advice and support as well as Maxim Chassis for an awesome ride.” Full results from the program are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The team now turns its attention to the 2014 campaign, which could hold some big things for the upcoming driver. For the latest team information, please stay tuned to www.HowardMooreRacing.com . Howard would like to thank all of his sponsors including RaceDaySponsor.com, Senter Farms, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Dynamic Electric, Ti22 Performance Incorporated, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Wesmar Racing Engines, MoMo’s Racing Engines, Star Auto Sales, Spanky’s Customs and Hot Rods, MotorStands.com, Hernando Dental Group, Stinson Industrial, William & Dovie Huckaby, MyChronTom, Engler Injection, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services. Howard Moore is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Howard Moore, please point your browsers to www.HowardMooreRacing.com . Thanks! Ben Shelton, Owner MSR Mafia – www.MSRMafia.com The Midsouth Racing Scene – www.MidSouthRacing.com

Brandon Smith Snares Victory in COMP Cams Midsouth Dirt Track Championship

October 1st, 2013

West Memphis, Arkansas- The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) concluded their 2013 season on Saturday evening with a trip to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the 7th Annual COMP Cams Midsouth Dirt Track Championship, and it was who Brandon Smith, who put a bookend on the season with the $2,000 win!

2011 CCSDS Champion, Brandon Smith from Floral, Arkansas, overcame a battle with Ashley Newman, a heavy track, and lapped traffic to claim his second series’ victory of the 2013 season on Saturday at the historic, 1/4 mile oval.

Via preliminary action Smith earned the pole position for the feature with Ashley Newman joining him on the front row for the 35 lap finale. As the caution-plagued race went green it was Newman, who jumped to the lead with Smith in pursuit. A series of cautions struck the event during the race’s early stages, while Newman maintained the lead.

The Ripley, Tennessee driver kept his Upton Motorsports #73 at the front of the pack until lap 22, when Smith took advantage of lapped traffic to shoot to the lead. Once out front Smith survived a rash of late-race cautions to score the victory with Newman, Clay Fisher, Tommy Surrett, and Joseph Long rounding out the top five finishers.

Brandon Smith began heat race action with a win in GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Brandon Smith winning the NEA Super Gas Heat Race #2, and Kyle Beard registering the victory in Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #3.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger bonus was claimed by Tommy Surrett, while Chandler Petty was awarded the Quarter Master Hard Luck Award after battling mechanical issues throughout the night.

Kyle Beard from Trumann, Arkansas was honored as the 2013 CCSDS Champion, while his teammate, Ashley Newman from Ripley, Mississippi, was officially presented with the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year crown.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series would like to thank all of their great fans, sponsors, and drivers for their support during the 2013 season. Scheduling is already underway for 2014 as the tour is excited to once again return for a season of great racing. Please stay tuned to www.COMPDirt.com for the latest news and updates.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Taylor Electric, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Gardner Wins COMP Cams Interstate Cup Finale at Riverside; Rains Gets Title

September 28th, 2013

Memphis, Tennessee – The 2013 COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It saw its final event of 2013 held at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), and it was Cody Gardner, who claimed the win in the finale.

Gardner raced to yet another victory after starting 5th in the feature. He was followed across the finish line by Brad Bowden, Tim Crawley, A.G. Rains, and Brandon Hanks.

A.G. Rains claimed the COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It for the third straight year and claimed the $2,000 top prize for his efforts. Below are the final payout for the top ten.

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Season Finale Saturday, Sept. 28th at Riverside

September 27th, 2013

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models will put a cap on the 2013 season on Saturday evening, September 28th with a trip to the historic Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the 7th Annual COMP Cams Midsouth Dirt Track Championship.

Trumann, Arkansas competitor, Kyle Beard has already locked up his first series CCSDS championship heading into the series finale. While the top spot has been solidified in the standings the remainder of the positions are still in question as Ashley Newman, Chandler Petty, Clay Fisher, Tommy Surrett, Lynn Beach, Brandon Smith, Jon Kirby, Ross Camponovo, Joseph Long, Kody Mea, Kenneth Jackson and the rest of the cast of characters continue to dice things up.

Ashley Newman from Ripley, Tennessee has clinched the 2013 Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year title with Lynn Beach and Joseph Long sitting second and third, respectively, in the standings.

On Saturday, September 28th the 7th Annual COMP Cams Midsouth Dirt Track Championship will be held at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) with a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start event at the 1/4 mile oval. Joining the CCSDS competitors on the card will be 600cc Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, and Open Wheel Modifieds. Gates open at 5pm with the driver’s meeting at 6pm, hot laps at 6:30pm, and racing action at 7:30pm. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

As a technical bulletin drivers please note the following clarification on tire rules for COMP Cams Super Dirt Series events:
Front Tires Spec 1600 HTS Economy 1600 Lucas 1640 LM40 WRS55
Crate 55 (Limited Late Model/Crate Late Model this Saturday ONLY)
Left Rear Tire Spec 1600 HTS LM40 WRS55
Crate 55 (Limited Late Model/Crate Late Model this Saturday ONLY)
Right Rear Tire Spec 1600 HTS LM40 Lucas 06 WRS55

Crate 55 (Limited Late Model/Crate Late Model this Saturday ONLY)

***Absolutely no ribs or economy tires on rear!

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race
Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Taylor Electric, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit
www.COMPDirt.com <http://www.compdirt.com/

Cody Gardner Races to Victory Again in COMP Cams Interstate Cup

August 17th, 2013

Memphis, Tennessee – Cody Gardner from Benton, Arkansas continued his recent, hot streak with the COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas).

The win was Gardner’s second in a row and his third overall on the 2013 season in the miniseries. Brad Bowden, A.G. Rains, Marshall Skinner, and Triston Tidmore followed him across the finish line.

Rains continues to lead the way in the latest series standings and is followed by Marshall Skinner, Zach Pringle, Rick Pringle, Howard Moore, Joe Young, Dalton Davis, Cody Gardner, Robert Richardson, Jerod Roller, and Ronny Howard.

The next round of the Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It will be held on Saturday, August 24th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas). For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains claimed the title in 2011 and 2012 and is expected to go for his third title in 2013. For 2013 the tracks have once again coincided their schedule to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver’s point total in the program. Any special event does not count as a point’s event for the series.

A change for the 2013 program is that drivers have no restrictions on how many races they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point’s money. In past year’s drivers could only miss one event per facility and still be eligible. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

In addition the final payout for the series has been restructured to pay ten places

The minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point’s program, who doesn’t qualify for the 6th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 28th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn’t use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn’t qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 5th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

Race fans can also donate money to the point’s fund if they so choose. For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point’s fund. For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

Howard Moore Scores First Career Sprint Car Victory with Riverside Triumph

July 24th, 2013

Memphis, Tennessee – Saturday night was a career outing for 16-year-old, Howard Moore as he raced to his first-ever Sprint Car triumph with a feature win at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) in a COMP Cams Interstate Cup event.

For the second straight week a solid field of 26 entries registered for battle at the historic 1/4 mile oval, and a heat race win locked Moore into the pole position for the finale with Dalton Davis joining him on the front row. At the drop of the green flag Moore jumped to the lead, and never looked back as he went on to lead every lap of the feature in his #23 Stinson’s Industrial/Maxim/Wesmar Racing Engine Sprinter! He was followed across the finish line by Davis, Brad Bowden, Lee Sowell, and Tim Crawley.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support, this just all seems unreal to get my first win,” said an elated Moore. “I have to thank all of the people and sponsors, who helped me get here, as well as my family and fans for always cheering me on. This new Maxim Chassis was just awesome tonight!”

Howard is currently second to A.G. Rains in the latest COMP Cams Interstate Trophy Cup Series.

Full results from the program are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Moore will continue his pursuit of the COMP Cams Interstate Trophy Cup Series this Saturday, July 27th with a trip to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

Howard would like to thank all of his sponsors including RaceDaySponsor.com, Senter Farms, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Dynamic Electric, Maxim Chassis, Ti22 Performance Incorporated, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Wesmar Racing Engines, MoMo’s Racing Engines, Star Auto Sales, Spanky’s Customs and Hot Rods, MotorStands.com, Hernando Dental Group, Stinson Industrial, William & Dovie Huckaby, MyChronTom, Engler Injection, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Howard Moore, please point your browsers to http://www.howardmooreracing.com/.

Camponovo Wins Thriller in CCSDS Competition at the Ditch

June 26th, 2013

West Memphis, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models rolled into Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night for a $2,000-to-win event, and it was Ross Camponovo, who survived a last lap thriller to score his second series win in as many nights.

Fresh on the heels of his first career CCSDS victory on Friday night at Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee) on Friday night, Ross Camponovo from Clarksdale, Mississippi started his outing on Saturday night by setting fast time at the 1/4 mile bullring. He then proceeded to win the first heat race to lock into the pole position for the 35 lap finale with Jon Kirby joining him on the front row.

The initial green flag was quickly replaced with a red flag in the first corner, when Robert Baker tagged an infield tire, which caused him to spin up the track. Several competitors were collected, which resulted in a blocked track. Baker along with all of the competitors, who were involved were able to continue as the field lined up for a complete restart.

When the green flag flew again it was Camponovo, who bolted to the lead as Kirby, Ashley Newman, Joseph Long, and Chandler Petty gave chase. Lap 5 found the leaders already in heavy lapped traffic as Kirby caught leader, Camponovo. Over the next ten laps Camponovo maintained a narrow advantage as the leaders endured insane lapped traffic, which battled three and four wide.

Lap 15 saw the event’s second caution flag be displayed, when Kyle Beard, who led the points entering the event, stopped in turn four with nose damage. After some body work by series’ officials he was able to rejoin the tail of the field. At the time of the caution Camponovo continued to lead the way and was followed in the running order by Kirby, Newman, Petty, and Baker.

After one more caution flag on lap 16, the race set up for a nineteen lap dash to the checkers. As the race approached it’s closing laps Camponovo held a comfortable advantage over Kirby and Newman. However, with just five laps remaining Newman moved into second and quickly erased a straight away lead by Camponovo. As the leaders took the white flag Newman bolted to the inside of Camponovo and took the lead down the backstretch as the crowd came to its feet in anticipation of a thrilling finish. Entering turns three and four for the final time the lead duo was side-by-side, and Camponovo used a
strong run on the cushion exiting turn four to score the victory by a few feet over Newman. Jon Kirby, Robert Baker, and Jeff Floyd rounded out the top five finishers.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger $100 bonus was claimed by Jeff Floyd, who raced from thirteenth to eighth, while Allen Murray was awarded the Quarter Master Hard Luck Award after mechanical woes after time trials forced him to scratch from the balance of the program.

Heat race action found Ross Camponovo getting the victory in GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Jon Kirby winning the NEA Super Gas Heat Race #2. Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #3 was topped by Joseph Long.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series has announced a schedule change. The events scheduled for Friday, June 28th at Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) and Saturday, June 29th at Crawford County Speedway (Van Buren, Arkansas) has been rescheduled for August 9th-10th. As a result the tour will next return to action on Saturday, July 6th with a $2,000-to-win event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississipi). For more information on the event, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Taylor Electric, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series to Open 2013 Season this Weekend

April 18th, 2013

Beebe, Arkansas – After seeing Mother Nature put a damper on the scheduled openers for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models last weekend the tour take a second stab at lifting the lid off the 2013 campaign this weekend with a rumble through a pair of Arkansas ovals.

Last weekend’s scheduled doubleheader has been rescheduled for June 21st and June 22nd with Camden Speedway hosting a $2,000-to-win event that Friday night and Riverside International Speedway hosting their $2,000-to-win race on Saturday evening. For more information on the two tracks please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com and www.CamdenRacing.com .

The CCSDS competitors will now look to open their 2013 campaign this weekend on April 19th at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) with a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event. IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sweet Industries Sport Mods, and the BadBoy Super Stars will also be on the card. Admission is $15 for adults with ages 15 and under free. Gates open at 6pm with hot laps at 7:30pm, and racing slated for 8pm. For more information on the event please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net .

On Saturday night the action moves to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on Saturday night for a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start program. IMCA Open Wheel Modifieds, Bumper to Bumper Super Stocks, and Mod Lites will also be in action. $20 for adults, kids 6-12 $1 when accompanied by an adult. $30 pit passes. For more information on the event please visit www.I-30Speedway.com.

The 2013 CCSDS roster of drivers looks to be the strongest ever with Texarkana, Texas pilot, Jon Mitchell, returning to defend his title. Among his returning pursuers for this season are 2011 CCSDS Champion, Brandon Smith, Kyle Beard, Jon Kirby, Shane Harris, Chandler Petty, Larry Campbell, Travis Mosley, Keith Lawson, Kenneth Jackson, and Robert Baker. Newcomers to the tour for 2013 (who aren’t eligible for Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year honors) are Timothy Culp and Keith Craft.

The Kuntz & Company Rookie of the Year battle is already taking form as a barnburner with Rick Hearnsburger, Drew Armstrong, Joe Long, and Ashley Newman all tossing their names into the hat.

There will be a number of non-tour regulars looking to spoil the party for the series’ drivers this weekend including Wendell Wallace, Jack Sullivan, Clay Fisher, and more!

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Taylor Electric, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Opening Weekend Postponed

April 14th, 2013

Beebe, Arkansas – Officials with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models have been forced to postpone this weekend’s scheduled season openers at Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee) and Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas. Following a brutally wet past few weeks in the area and over two inches of rain that has fallen in the area from Wednesday night into Thursday both tracks were forced to postpone the events.

“We’ve got one of the best line up of drivers we’ve ever had for our tour this year, and we are all itching to get things underway, but Mother Nature made that next to impossible for this weekend,” notes series president, Chris Ellis. “We’ll just look forward to visiting both tracks in June now.”

The doubleheader has been rescheduled for June 21st and June 22nd with Camden Speedway hosting a $2,000-to-win event that Friday night and Riverside International Speedway hosting their $2,000-to-win race on Saturday evening. For more information on the two tracks please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com and www.CamdenRacing.com .

Racers and fans please note that Camden Speedway is currently still trying to host their Saturday night event this weekend, which will include Sprint Cars. Please keep your browsers locked to www.CamdenRacing.com for more information.

The CCSDS competitors will now look to open their 2013 campaign on April 19th at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) with a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event before moving to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on Saturday night for a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start program. For more information on the events please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net and www.I-30Speedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Taylor Electric, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Wendell Wallace Wins CCSDS Battle at Riverside; Jon Mitchell Wins the War

October 24th, 2012

West Memphis, Arkansas- Wendell Wallace from Batesville, Arkansas topped the 2012 series’ finale for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) with a $3,000 triumph in the 6th Annual COMP Cams Midsouth Dirt Track Championship Presented by Driven Racing Oil at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night, while Jon Mitchell from
Texarkana, Texas overcame adversity early in the night to win the 2012 tour championship in a tiebreaker.

Twenty-four Super Late Model pilots, representing six states, registered for battle at the 1/4 mile oval, and after winning the first heat race Jamie Dacus earned the pole for the 35 lap feature with Tanner English starting alongside. English, who had a front row starting spot in the same event the year before nixed minutes before the feature due to mechanical woes, jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag and would pace the first eleven laps despite several close encounters in lap traffic. However, on lap 12 sixth starting, Wendell Wallace, completed his charge to the front of the pack by using the low line exiting turn two to race past English for the lead.

As Wallace led the way at the front of the pack for the remainder of the event, the race within the race was between Jon Mitchell and Brandon Smith, who entered the event with only eight markers separating them in the series’ championship battle. While Smith won his heat race to lock into a starting spot near the front of the pack, Mitchell would have struggles throughout the night and had to come from a b-main to qualify for the feature. He would then be involved in a lap 11 tangle, which sent him to the tail of the field. With Smith battling in the top five for the duration of the race,
Mitchell mounted a charge through the pack, and in the final corner of the final lap would use a daring slide job to steal the seventh position from Keith Lawson. The slide job would prove to be crucial in determining the champion as it tied Mitchell with Smith in the final points. With the tiebreaker being number of feature wins Jon Mitchell was awarded the championship after claiming one win on the tour in 2012 to none for Smith. Jon Kirby, Curtis Cook, and Robert Baker round out the top five in the final tour standings. Baker claimed the Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines Rookie of the Year title.

While Mitchell won the war it was Wendell Wallace, who won the battle, as he claimed his second straight COMP Cams Midsouth Dirt Track Championship presented by Driven Racing Oil, and his third overall. He is the only driver to win the event more than once. Tanner English, Brandon. Smith, Kyle Beard, and Jon Kirby rounded out the top five in the final standings

GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 was won by Jamie Dacus with Ricky Vandergriff winning NEA Super Gas/Killer Coatings Heat Race #2. RiceTec Heat Race #3 was won by Tanner English, and Brandon Smith scored the win in Racing Head Service Heat Race #4.

Ashley Newman claimed the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for passing cars on his way to a sixth place finish. He also claimed the $200 bonus from Jimmy Huffman from Huffman Motorsports for being the top-finishing, Crate Late Model competitor.

The Boston’s Sports Bar & Restaurants B-mains were won by Ashley Newman and Billy Moyer Jr.

Clay Fisher received the Quarter Master Hard Luck Award after losing a drive shaft in hot laps, which forced him to miss his heat race. After starting on the tail of a b-main he had raced his way into a transfer spot, when he had to slow for a lap car on the final lap, which allowed Dillon Knight to slip past to claim the final transfer position as Fisher’s night came to an early end.

The event marked the final race of the 2012 campaign for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Super Late Model tour. The series would like to thank all of the fans, tracks, and racers for their support in 2012. Plans for 2013 are already underway. Keep your browsers locked to www.COMPDirt.com for the latest series’ news.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Mid-South Dirt Track Championship at Riverside this Saturday

October 19th, 2012

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model tour will host their 2012 season finale this Saturday, October 20th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) with the 6th Annual COMP Cams Mid-South Dirt Track Championship presented by Driven Racing Oil.

The event, which was originally slated to pay $2,000-to-win/$400 to start has seen $2,000 added to the total purse. The event will now pay $3,000-to-win/$400-to-start with the payout shown below:

6th Annual COMP Cams Mid-South Dirt Track Championship Payout

1)$3,000 2)$1,400 3)$1,250 4)$1,000 5)$800 6)$650 7)$550 8)$500 9)$450 10)$425 11-20)$400

In addition to thank the series’ drivers, who have supported the tour all season, COMP Cams will pay half of the entry fee for any driver, who is in the top ten in series’ points that takes part in the event.

As an added element of excitement, the CCSDS Championship will literally come down to the final lap of the final event as Jon Mitchell currently leads the standings by just eight markers over defending champion, Brandon Smith. The 6th Annual COMP Cams Dirt Track Championship presented by Driven Racing Oil will decided the coveted title.

Joining the top two drivers in points will be a host of touring and local drivers. Jimmy Huffman with Huffman Motorsports has posted a $200 bonus for the highest finishing Crate Late Model/Riverside Legal Weekly Racing Series Late Model. Competitors expected include Kyle Beard, Jon Kirby, Chandler Petty, Kenneth Jackson, Keith Lawson, Todd Hall, Curtis Cook, TJ Hughes, Dillon Knight, Ricky Vandergriff, and more.

The racing program at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) this Saturday, October 20th will be headlined by a $3,000-to-win/$400-to-start finale. The format will include time trials, heat races, b-mains, and the 35 lap main event. Joining the CCSDS competitors on the card will be 600cc Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, and Open Wheel Modifieds. Gates open at 5pm with the driver’s meeting at 6pm, hot laps at 6:30pm, and racing action at 7:30pm.

For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Purse Increased for COMP Cams Mid-South Dirt Track Championship at Riverside

October 12th, 2012

Beebe, Arkansas – Officials with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model tour are excited to announce that COMP Cams has stepped up to add more money and incentives to the 6th Annual COMP Cams Mid-South Dirt Track Championship presented by Driven Racing Oil at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday,
October 20th.

The event, which was originally slated to pay $2,000-to-win/$400 to start has seen $2,000 added to the total purse. The event will now pay $3,000-to-win/$400-to-start with the payout shown below: 1)$3,000 2)$1,400 3)$1,250 4)$1,000 5)$800 6)$650 7)$550 8)$500 9)$450 10)$425 11-20)$400

In addition to thank the series’ drivers, who have supported the tour all season, COMP Cams will pay half of the entry fee for any driver, who is in the top ten in series’ points that takes part in the event.

CCSDS series CEO and Competition Director, Chris Ellis, notes, “It never ceases to amaze me how great of a sponsor COMP Cams is. They just keep giving and giving to racing in our area, and without their support our series would not be possible. We always look forward to going to Riverside for our season finale. The event always draws a lot of great fans and drivers, and track owner, Clayton Allen is great to work with. We can’t wait!”

As an added element of excitement, the CCSDS Championship will literally come down to the final lap of the final event as Jon Mitchell currently leads the standings by just eight markers over defending champion, Brandon Smith. The 6th Annual COMP Cams Dirt Track Championship presented by Driven Racing Oil will decided the coveted title. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Series to be Decided at Riverside this Saturday

September 20th, 2012

Memphis, Tennessee – The final event of the 2012 COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Trophy Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It will be held this Saturday, September 22nd at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas). With just one event remaining defending series champion, A.G. Rains, holds just an eight point advantage over Cody Gardner. Points are accumulated via the feature finish with two points separating each finishing position. In the result of a tie number of feature wins will be used to determine the champion. Heading into the final event Gardner has two feature wins on the year, and Rains has one.

Jan Howard and Ernie Ainsworth sit third and fourth in the points respectively, while Rick Pringle and Robert Richardson are deadlocked for the fifth position in the series points. Johnny Gardner rounds out the eligible drivers in seventh in the standings.

Feature winners in the series so far include Dale Howard, Gary Taylor, Jan Howard, Zach Pringle, Brian Bell, Derek Hagar, Cody Gardner, AG Rains, and Tim Crawley.

For more information on this Saturday night’s event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com

The payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup in 2012 will be the following: 1)$2,500 2)$1,600 3)$1,100 4)$900 5)$800 6)$700 7)$600.

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains claimed the initial title. For 2012 the tracks have once again coincided their schedule to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night and to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver’s point total in the program. A driver will be allowed to miss one event at each track and still be eligible for point’s money and prizes, but there will be no drop races. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the point’s program, who doesn’t qualify for the 5th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 29th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in points (who didn’t use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn’t qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 6th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Invades Riverside This Saturday

June 1st, 2012

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model tour will sanction the Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Spring Fling 40 this Saturday at Parts Plus Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas).

With seven events in the books it’s still tour rookie, Robert Baker, who leads the standings with Jon Mitchell, Brandon Smith, Curtis Cook, Johnny Virden, Kyle Beard, Larry Campbell, Jon Kirby, Keith Lawson, and Billy Moyer Jr. rounding out the top ten in the current standings. Robert Baker also continues to lead the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year standings over Chandler Petty and Kenneth Jackson.

A strong contingent of local and regional drivers are expected to take on the touring drivers including current Riverside International Speedway Late Model point’s leader, TJ Hughes, along with Clay Fisher, Mark Stephens, Ross Camponovo, Shane Harris, Mike Bilbro, Nathan Brown, Mike Carr, Justin Glover, Bill Tedford, Dalton Alexander, Ricky Vandergriff, Jamie Dacus, Dale Armstrong, Thomas Dacus, and more.

This Saturday night, June 2nd the CCSDS will roll into the historic, Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Spring Fling 40. This marks the first of two appearances for the tour at the legendary oval in 2012. In 2011 Austin Rettig and Wendell Wallace split wins at the facility. The program will be headlined by time trials, heat races, b-main, and a 35 lap feature that will pay $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start event. Also in action will be Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds, 305 Wingless Sprint Cars, and 600cc Mini Sprints. Gates open at 5pm with hot laps at 6pm and racing action at 7:30pm. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Allen Manufacturing, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Lawson Farms, Powerhouse Products, ASI Race Wear, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Gary Christian Prepares for Beebe & Riverside

April 20th, 2012

Broken Bow, OK- 18-year-old, Gary Christian from Broken Bow, Oklahoma will pilot his #58x Pannell Chipping/LCM Cedar Fiber/Mastersbilt Super Late Model in a pair of COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) events in Arkansas this weekend.

It’s no secret that Christian is a fan of bullrings, and this weekend he will have two shots at two different bullrings to claim his first win of the 2012 campaign. He plans to enter a pair of $2,000-to-win evens with the CCSDS Super Late Model tour. The action begins on Friday night at the 1/4 mile oval at Beebe Speedway (Beebe, Arkansas) before shifting east to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for a 35 lap feature on the legendary, 1/4 mile oval. For more information on the events please visit www.COMPDirt.com, www.BeebeSpeedway.com, and www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Last Saturday night Gary traveled to Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, Arkansas) for a $2,000-to-win, COMP Cams Super Dirt Series event. Twenty-four entries registered for battle, and in heat race action Christian advanced from the fifth starting spot to a third place finish, which locked him into the eighth starting spot for the 35 lap feature. He battled in the top ten early in the feature before mechanical woes forced him pitside to an eighteenth place finish. Full results are available at www.COMPDirt.com.

Gary and everyone at Christian Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Pannell Chipping, Team 5 Enterprise, Triple A Diesel, Xtreme Graphics by J-Rod, LCM Cedar Fiber, MSRMafia.com, Smith Equipment, Integra Racing Shocks, Out-Pace Racing Products, and Fast Shafts.

For more information on Christian Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.GaryChristian58x.com .

Beebe and Riverside Up Next for Comp Cams Super Dirt Series

April 19th, 2012

Beebe, Arkansas – This weekend, April 20th-21st, the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models will invade Beebe Speedway (Beebe, Arkansas) and Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for a pair of events.

Last weekend the tour rumbled through Arkansas, and it was a tale of two careers as the veteran, Billy Moyer, claimed the convincing win on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas), while Saturday night saw Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year candidate, Robert Baker, score the win at Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, Arkansas).

With Saturday night’s win, Baker has taken over the point’s lead for the tour. He is closely followed by Jon Mitchell, Brandon Smith, Johnny Virden, Kyle Beard, Larry Campbell, Clay Fisher, Jon Kirby, Curtis Cook, and Chandler Petty.

Not only does Baker lead the overall standings, but he also leads the current Kuntz & Company Rookie of the Year standings with Larry Campbell, Chandler Petty, and Travis Ashley in pursuit.

Drivers will be looking to make up ground in the standings this weekend as the tour invades a pair of bullrings and faces some tough regional and local competition. On Friday night, April 20th a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event will be held at Beebe Speedway (Beebe, Arkansas). This Friday night’s event will mark the first of three stops for the tour at the ¼ mile oval. In 2011 Allen Murray and Jon Kirby each scored wins at the facility, while the final scheduled event fell victim to Mother Nature. Also in action on the program will be Open Wheel Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Factory Stocks, and Mini Stocks. General admission is $15 for adults with seniors $10, and children (ages 10-5) $5, and ages 4 and under free. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4pm with racing action at 8pm. For more information on the facility, please visit www.BeebeSpeedway.com.

On Saturday night, April 21st the tour will make its first of two appearances at Riverside International Speedway with the Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Spring Fling at the legendary oval. The 2011 season saw Austin Rettig claim the win in the spring race by a matter of inches over Billy Moyer Jr., while Wendell Wallace dominated the fall race. Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds, and 600cc Mini Sprints will also be on the card. Adult grandstand admission is $20 with ages 6-11 $5 and children 5 years of age and under free. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 5pm with hot laps slated for 6:45pm, and racing action at 7:30pm. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, RacingJunk.com, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., JFR Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, Boomland, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Finale at Riverside This Saturday

October 5th, 2011

Beebe, Arkansas – What has been a year of countless twists and turns on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model tour will conclude this Saturday, October 8th with the 5th Annual Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Midsouth Dirt Track Championship at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas)

During the course of the 2011 season four different drivers have led the standings with 2010 Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year, Brandon Smith from Floral, Arkansas, currently in front by 24 markers over Kyle Beard and 41 points over Jon Mitchell. Rounding out the top ten in the current standings are Jon Kirby, Curtis Cook (current Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year point’s leader), Johnny Virden, Shane Harris, Dewaine Hottinger, Ian Samuels, and Keith Lawson.

Other drivers expected for this event include Billy Moyer Jr., Gary Christian, Todd Hall, Jeff Floyd, Shane Stephens, Jamie Dacus, Thomas Dacus, Geoff Aitken, Henry Pullen, plus a full contingent of local and regional talent. Drivers from six states are expected for this Saturday’s event on the famed, 1/4 mile oval.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will conclude its season this Saturday, October 8th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) with the 4th Annual Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Midsouth Dirt Track Championship, which will post a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start purse for the 35 lap event. Also in action on the card will be Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 600cc Mini Sprints. Former Nascar driver, Jeremy Mayfield, will be on hand to compete in the Street Stock division. For more information on the facility, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, RacingJunk.com, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., JFR Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, MSR Mafia.com
Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, Boomland, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Howard Moore Claims Riverside Speedway Track Championship

September 29th, 2011

Memphis, Tennessee – 14-year-old, Howard Moore added another first-time accolade to his resume on Saturday as he claimed the 2011 Mini Sprint Track Champion at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) in his #23 Moore Motorsports/RaceDaySponsor.com/ Stallard/FTZ Racing Engine Micro Sprint to a pair of feature wins.

Saturday night was a special outing for Howard and the team as he claimed his first career, Mini Sprint Track Championship at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas). With 11 cars entered, Moore began the night by winning his heat race from the second starting spot, which put him on the pole of the feature event, starting alongside Henry Gustavus Jr. The duo would battle for the lead for the duration of the feature, but Moore would fall just short of claiming the win as he finished second behind Gustavus Jr. at the checkered flag. The lead pair were followed across the finish line by BJ Simmerman, Triston Tidmore, and Steven Parker.

Just by entering the event, the fourteen-year old, Howard claimed the 2011 Riverside International Speedway Track Championship, which came over John Campbell and Steven Parker. Full results and the final standings are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com.

This weekend the team once again plans to return to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for a Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday, October 1st. Howard has won two races at the facility in 2011 and will be looking for his third win this Saturday. For more information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Howard would like to thank all of his sponsors including RaceDaySponsor.com, Senter Farms, LawnJox.com, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Dynamic Electric, Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, FTZ Racing, Star Auto Sales, Spanky’s Customs and Hot Rods, 51 Auto Sales, MotorStands.com, Hernando Dental Group, Stinson Industrial, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Howard Moore, please point your browsers to www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

A.G. Rains Wins COMP Cams Interstate Trophy Cup

September 22nd, 2011

Memphis, Tennessee – On Saturday night the COMP Cams Interstate Trophy Cup saw its final event contested as Cody Gardner won the battle, but A.G. Rains the war.

A field of 29 Sprint Car entered the final point’s event at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), and Cody Gardner outdueled Zach Pringle to claim the win with A.G. Rains finishing in third. With his finish Rains clinched the series’ championship, while Gardner, Pringle, and Ronny Howard rounded out the top four finishers.

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Final Standings
POS DRIVER TOTAL
1 AG Rains 1238
2 Cody Gardner 1184
3 Zach Pringle 1181
4 Ronny Howard 728

For his efforts A.G. Rains will receive $1,800 in cash as well as a $1,000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate, a Trophy Cup, and a Hoosier Racing Champion’s Jacket.

Cody Gardner will receive $1,000 in cash plus a $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate.

Zach Pringle will be presented with $900 in cash plus a $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate.

Ronny Howard will receive $800 in cash plus a $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate.

The awards will be presented during the 24th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals, which will be held October 26th-29th, at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup was created to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. For 2011 the tracks coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night and to further their cooperation, they created the COMP Cams Interstate Cup. Each weekly racing series points event at each track counted toward a driver’s point total in the program.

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the point’s program, who doesn’t qualify for the 4th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 24th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in points (who didn’t use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn’t qualify for the Trick or Treat Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 1st will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Chris Moore Scores Third Win of 2011 at Riverside International Speedway

May 26th, 2011

(Coldwater, Mississippi) – A week after finishing in the runner-up position at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), Chris Moore returned to the historic oval and powered #17 Lindsey Motorsports/Shaw By C Moore/FLR Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified to the feature win.

Chris entered a single event over the weekend as he took part in the Weekly Racing Series Event at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night, and the end result would be his third feature triumph of the 2011 season. After finishing second in his heat race, Chris started third in the feature and would chase early leader, Murray Vaughn,
for the first half of the race before battling his way to the lead. Moore would go on to claim the win over Brandon Poppenheimer and Jon Stinson. Full results are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com.

The upcoming weekend, May 27th-28th, will tentatively see Chris enter a pair of events in Tennessee and Arkansas. On Friday night he is tentatively planning to make the tow to Tennessee National Raceway (Hohenwald, Tennessee) for a $1,000 to win event, which will be sanctioned by the K&N Filters USCS Open Wheel Modified Series. For more information on the event, please visit www.RaceTN.com and www.USCSRacing.com.

On Saturday night Chris plans to return to, Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for a Weekly Racing Series event at the 1/4 mile oval. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Chris Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors including Lindsey Motorsports, FSR Racing Products, Beshears Tractor and Equipment, Southaven Car Care, FLR Racing Engines, Chris Moore Race Bodies and Interiors, Larry Shaw Race Cars By C Moore, Tennison Brothers Sheet Metal, KRC Power Steering, JFR Graphics, and MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services.

Chris Moore and Lindsey Motorsports are currently looking for new sponsors and marketing sponsors. If you or your company is interested on becoming a member of the team, please visit www.ChrisMoore17.com .

For more information on Chris Moore, please visit www.ChrisMoore17.com.

Steve Tucker Scores Top Five at Riverside

May 12th, 2011

(Collierville, TN) – Steve entered his second career event on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) in the #13 Parts Plus entry, and it would prove to be a great night for the rookie driver. With 17 Street Stocks entered, Tucker started 10th in the feature, and on the second lap was already up to the sixth position when contact with another car resulted in a flat tire, and he was forced to duck into the pits for fresh rubber. He would rejoin the tail of the pack and over the remainder of the event would mount a great charge through the field to score a fourth place finish behind race winner, Mike Bowles, Greg Thomas, and Craig Guy. Full results are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com.

Steve will be out of town this week, but will have good friend Tommy Ray, who helped build the car, piloting it in a Weekly Racing Series Event at Riverside International Speedway. For more information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), R.E. Technologies (Memphis, TN), Main Street Garage (Collierville, TN), Ray’s Auto Collision (Memphis, TN), Comp Cams (Memphis), Quartermaster, and GTS Custom Trailers (Corinth, MS).

For more information on Tucker Motorsports, please visit www.TuckerMotorsports.com .

Austin Rettig Gets Emotional Win at Riverside in CCSDS Action

April 12th, 2011

(West Memphis, Arkansas) – For the second time in as many nights, the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series saw a first time winner in victory lane as 16 year-old, Sikeston, Missouri driver, Austin Rettig, won a thriller by 0.040 seconds over Billy Moyer Jr. on an emotional night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas).

Seven years ago Saturday, Austin Rettig lost his older, 13 year-old brother, Nathan in a freak, recreational four wheeler accident. On Saturday night, Austin raced with a heavy heart and his brother at his side as he claimed his first Super Late Model win in breath-taking fashion.

Rettig commented in victory lane, “I just know that Nathan was just there with me the whole way, and this win is for him. Dad told me yesterday that I was going to win on Saturday night, but to actually do it just means so much. This one is definitely for Nathan.”

Thirty Super Late Models entered the event, and for the first time in the history of the tour, time trials were utilized to set the starting grid for heat race action. It was Kuntz & Company Rookie of the Year contender, Shane Harris, who powered his #0 GRT to the fast time award, but it was Bill Frye and Billy Moyer Jr., who earned the front row for the 35 lap, feature event via their heat race wins. They were followed to the green flag by fellow heat race winners, and second row starters, Dewaine Hottinger and Austin Rettig.

Early in the event it was Moyer Jr., who flexed his muscle as he jumped out to a straightaway advantage over Frye, Rettig, Hottinger, and Jamie Dacus. Moyer Jr. would see his lead erased on lap 5 for a multi-car accident in turns three and four. On the ensuing restart, Moyer Jr. motored away from the pack, while Frye and Rettig battled side-by-side for the second spot. As the top three held their own battle, a driver on the move was seventh starting, Johnny Virden, who moved into fourth by lap eight.

Random cautions dotted the running order over the next several laps before the caution flag flew on lap 31 for debris on the track as second place runner, Bill Frye, ducked into the pit area for the second night in a row with a flat tire in the closing laps. He would rejoin the tail, and the top five running order included Billy Moyer Jr., Rettig, Virden, Brandon Smith, and Dacus.

As the race went green for the final time Rettig pulled alongside Moyer Jr. and the duo would battle side-by-side for the lead for the next three laps as they exchanged the top spot. Coming to the white flag, Moyer Jr. inched ahead and looked to be on his way to the win before his car slightly pushed in turn four coming to the checkered flag, allowing Rettig to get one final run on the low side. Rettig’s final run would be just the trick as he would score the win by 0.040 seconds as the crowd went wild. The top five in the final running order included Moyer Jr., Virden, Dacus, and Gary Christian.

The Rocket Chassis First Heat was won by Bill Frye with Dewaine Hottinger winning the RacingJunk.com Second Heat Race, while Billy Moyer Jr. won the Woodco Inc. Third Heat Race, and Austin Rettig won the Racing Head Service Fourth Heat Race.

The twin b-mains were won by Jon Mitchell and Kyle Beard.

Series provisionals were utilized by Jon Kirby and Terry Henson.

Gary Christian was the recipient of the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award after advancing from his 15th starting spot to a 5th place finish.

The Quarter Master Hard Luck Award went to Bill Frye, who had to endure a flat tire inside the final laps of the race for the second night in a row..

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will take the upcoming weekend off from racing before returning to action in a pair of co-sanctioned events with the MARS Dirt Car Series at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) on Friday, April 22nd and at West Plains Motor Speedway (West Plains, Missouri) on Saturday, April 23rd. Visit www.COMPDirt.com for more information.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, RacingJunk.com, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., JFR Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, Boomland, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Opens Season With Beebe & Riverside Double Shot

April 8th, 2011

(Beebe, Arkansas) After seeing the opener at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) rained out for the second straight season, the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will open their 2011 season this weekend, April 8th-9th as they invade Beebe Speedway in Beebe, Arkansas and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

As the tour prepares to take a second shot at starting the 2011 campaign, a strong cast of series’ regulars are planning to be on hand including 2010 Champion, Bill Frye, along with Kyle Beard, Jon Mitchell, Jon Kirby, Dewaine Hottinger, Terry Henson, Eddie Provence, Wesley Crutchfield, Brandon Smith, Shane Harris, Andy Millican, Johnny Virden, and many more.

Going head to head with the series regulars in one or both of the weekend’s events will be regional drivers including Billy Moyer Jr., Jamie Dacus, Ross Camponovo, Shane Stephens, Larry Potter, Clay Fisher, Mark Stephens, Thomas Dacus, Morgan Bagley, Gary Christian, and many more.

The first part of the weekend doubleheader will be held on Friday, April 8th at Beebe Speedway in Beebe, Arkansas with a 30 lap, $2,000 to win/$300 to start event. The event will mark the first of three events for Beebe Speedway on the 2011 COMP Super Dirt Series tour. Gates open at 5:00pm with hot laps at 7:00pm and racing action at 8:00pm. Also in action will be Open Wheel Modifieds, E-Mods, Hobby Stocks, Factory Stocks, and Mini Stocks. For more information on the event, please visit www.BeebeSpeedway.com .

On Saturday, April 9th the tour will roll into the legendary Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for the Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Spring Fling 40. The 40 lap event boasts a $2,000 to win/$400 to start purse. This event will mark the first of two COMP Cams MSRA dates at the ¼ mile, gumbo facility for 2011. Gates open at 4:00pm with the driver’s meeting at 6:00. Hot laps are slated for 6:30 with racing action at 7:30. Joining the COMP MSRA Super Late Models on the card will be the Street Stock division, 600cc Mini Sprints, and the Open Wheel Modified division. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Please note that the Hoosier Crate 55 will be allowed for the Riverside International Speedway event as front tires only on Crate Late Models. All cars must run an 8” spoiler, and Crate engine cars may weigh 2200 lbs. For complete rules, please visit www.MSRADirt.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, RacingJunk.com, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, JFR Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, Boomland, BSB Manufacturing, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Tucker Motorsports Ends An Era With USCS Fall Nationals

November 20th, 2010

Collierville, TN – Ashley Newman and Tucker Motorsports ended an era over the weekend as they entered their final event together in the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) in the team’s #73 Tucker Motorsports/Parts Plus/Valvoline/Larry Shaw Race Car/Dynotech Racing Engine Open Wheel.

 

Tucker Motorsports and Ashley Newman hoped to end their season and partnership together on a high note as they entered the USCS Fall Nationals over the weekend. However, it would turn out to be a nightmare outing. On Friday night, the night started well as Ashley qualified second fastest in his group to lock into the eighth starting spot for the feature event. In the feature, he had a solid run going, when bad luck struck as first a flat tire sent him pitside, and then a broken yoke on the driveshaft ended his night.

 

On Sunday evening the team made repairs, and returned to Riverside International Speedway for the final night of the event as another $1,000 to win feature was held. Newman fell short of qualifying for the feature via time trials, but finished second in the b-main to lock into the 12th starting spot for the feature. Early in the event he worked his way into the top ten and looked to be on his way to a great finish, when bad luck struck on a mid-race restart. As the field prepared to resume green flag action, the leader’s car failed to fire causing a chain reaction wreck back in the pack, bringing Newman’s night to an end.

 

Tucker Motorsports and Ashley Newman would like to thank everyone, who has supported them during the course of the 2010 season. Despite a disappointing end to things, it’s been a great year, and it would not have been possible without all of the great sponsors and fans. Thanks so much from the entire team.

 

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), R.E. Technologies (Memphis, TN), Auto Sport Center (Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN), The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, R.E. Technologies (Memphis, TN)and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

 

For more information on Tucker Motorsports, please visit www.TuckerMotorsports.com .

Henderson Motorsports To Make First Ever Trip To Riverside Int. Speedway

September 18th, 2010

Laurel, Mississippi – David Breazeale and Leon Henderson will make the trek to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the first time ever in the 4th Annual Midsouth Dirt Track Championship.

David was in action last Saturday with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model tour at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) in his #54 Henderson Motorsports/Mastersbilt/Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model. Thirty-one Super Late Models entered the event, and Breazeale started the night by setting fast time in his group and fast time overall to earn the pole for the dash, which he won to lock into the pole for the feature. In the feature, Breazeale would bolt to the lead at the drop of the green flag and would hold the lead for the first 46 laps before Ronny Lee Hollingsworth slipped by in lap traffic to take the win. Breazeale went on to finish second. He continues to lead the MSCCS tour standings.

This weekend both Henderson Motorsports drivers, David Breazeale and Leon Henderson, will both be in action as they travel to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR) for the first time ever as they enter the 4th Annual Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service Memphis Nationals, which will be sanctioned by the COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Model tour. The event will be headlined by a $3,500 to win/$400 to start, 40 lap feature. For more information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com and www.MSRADirt.com .

Henderson Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors including L&D Trucking, L&D Scrap, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Cornett Racing Engines, Mastersbilt Race Cars, Xtreme Graphics By J-Rod, and MSRMafia.com

For the latest information on Henderson Motorsports, please visit www.HendersonMotorsports.net .

Kyle Beard Set For USA Speedway & Riverside Speedway

September 16th, 2010

Trumann, AR – After two weeks away from the track, Kyle will resume his pursuit of the COMP Cams MSRA Championship this weekend in his #86 Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Samuels Performance Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Kyle was last in action two weeks ago with the COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Model tour at Beebe Speedway in Beebe, Arkansas on Friday, August 27th. Twenty-four cars entered the event and via heat race action, Beard locked into the sixth starting spot for the 30 lap, $2,000 to win feature. Kyle would battle around the top five for much of the event before a pair of late race, double-file restarts shuffled him back to a tenth place finish. He continues to be second in the COMP Cams MSRA point’s standings behind Bill Frye.

This weekend will be two pivotal events for Kyle as he tries to catch Bill Frye in the COMP Cams MSRA standings as the tour hosts two events. On Friday, September 17th the series will travel to USA Speedway (Sterlington, Louisiana) for a $2,000 to win/$300 to start, 40 lap event.

On Saturday, September 18th the action will move to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the 4th Annual Bartlett Hardwood Floor Service MidSouth Dirt Track Championship. The program will be highlighted by the biggest one night payout in the series’ history as the competitors battle for $3,500 to win and $400 to start. Kyle won the Midsouth Dirt
Track Championship in 2007, and will be looking to pick up a second title in 2010.

For more information about this weekend’s events, please visit www.USASpeedwayLLC.com, www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com, and www.MSRADirt.com .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including KB Transport, Gary Beard Trucking, Samuel’s Performance Engines, JFR Graphics, Real Racin’ Wheels, Bill Frye Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services. Beard Motorsports is always looking for more sponsors, and anyone, who may be interested, can find more information at www.KyleBeard86.com .

For more information on Kyle and Beard Motorsports, please visit http://www.kylebeard86.com/

Ashley Newman Wins Again at Riverside For 9th Win of 2010

September 11th, 2010

Collierville, TN – Ashley Newman once again topped the racing program at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) in his #73 Tucker Motorsports/Parts Plus/Valvoline/Larry Shaw Race Car/Dynotech Racing Engine Open Wheel on Saturday night.

The team made the last minute decision to enter a Weekly Racing Series Event at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Saturday, September 4th. It would prove to be a great night for the team as Ashley earned the third starting spot for the main event after passing three cars in heat race action to finish third. In the main event he would quickly work his way to the front of the pack as he and Craig Vaughn began a spirited battle for the top spot. The duo would battle side-by-side for the majority of the event before Newman inched ahead to take the feature win, which was his ninth of 2010! Full results are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

This weekend the team plans to enter one event as they travel to Clayhill Motorsports (Atwood, Tennessee) for a Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday, September 11th. For more information on the event, please visit www.ClayhillMotorsports.com .

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), R.E. Technologies (Memphis, TN), Auto Sport Center (Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN), The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, R.E. Technologies (Memphis, TN)and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

For more information on Tucker Motorsports, please visit http://www.tuckermotorsports.com/.

Scott Hensley Eager For Riverside Return

November 16th, 2009

Olive Branch, Mississippi – Scott “The Rocket” Hensley from Olive Branch, Mississippi is set to return to action this weekend in the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

After a few weeks away from the cockpit, Scott is more than anxious to return to action. Hensley was last in action on Sunday, October 25th in the Stenhouse Motorsports #40R on Sunday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas in the 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Nationals, which offered a $2,500 top prize. Scott blasted from his second starting position in his heat race to take his first ever heat race win in a Sprint car. Via his finish he earned the fourth starting position for the 30 lap feature event. Hensley battled a tight race car during the race’s early stages as he faded to midpack. He would battle back to a 13th place finish by the time that the checkered flag fell.

Scott will return to action this weekend, November 13th-14th at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas in the USCS Fall Nationals. The two day event offers a potential $10,000 to win for the Sprint Car division. Action gets underway on Friday night with time trials, heat races, and the pole scramble. On Saturday night, b-mains and double, $2,500
to win features will be held. A $5,000 bonus has been posted for any driver, who can win both features. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com/.

Scott Hensley would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hensley Suzuki of Olive Branch, Stenhouse Motorsports, Dynotech Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Seats, MSR Mafia.com, Retirement Companies of America, Hoosier Racing Tires, and Pro Shocks.

For the latest information on Scott “The Rocket” Hensley, please visithttp://www.scotttherocket.com/.

Ben Shelton
http://www.MSRMafia.com
http://www.MidSouthRacing.com

Ashley Newman Debuts With Tucker Motorsports At Riverside

November 16th, 2009

Collierville, TN – Ashley Newman from Ripley, Tennessee will make his debut this weekend behind the wheel of the #11 Tucker Motorsports/Parts Plus/Valvoline/Larry Shaw Race Car/Dynotech Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

With Jake Tucker focusing on his degree at the University of Memphis, he will be taking a year off from racing, and while away Ashley Newman from Ripley, Tennessee will be filling the driver’s seat for the 2010 campaign. The team decided to go ahead and put Ashley behind the wheel of their entry for the final event of 2009.

As a result, Newman will be leading Tucker Motorsports into battle this Friday and Saturday, November 13th-14th at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas in the USCS Fall Nationals. The program offers $3,000 possible to win for Open Wheel Modifieds. On Friday, November 13th, the Open Wheel Modified division will host a complete program with time
trials, qualifiers, and a 25 lap feature event, which will pay $1,000 to win for Topless Modifieds. On Saturday, November 14th, a fresh program will be held with time trials, qualifiers, and a 35 lap feature event, which boasts a $1,500 to win purse for Topless Modifieds. Any driver, who can sweep both features, will receive a $500 bonus to bring the potential winnings for the
weekend to $3,000. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.uscsnationals.com/ and http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com/.

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), Auto Sport Center (Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN), The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

For more information on Tucker Motorsports, please visit http://www.tuckermotorsports.com/.

Ben Shelton,
http://www.MSRMafia.com
http://www.MidSouthRacing.com

Jake Tucker Records Top Ten at Riverside

June 27th, 2009

Collierville, TN – Jake “The Snake” Tucker from Collierville, Tennessee returned to action on Saturday, June 20th at Riverside
International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas and despite an ill-handling race car came away with another top ten finish.

Jake competed at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night against a field of sixteen competitors in his #11 Parts Plus/Valvoline/Larry Shaw/Dynotech Open Wheel Modified. After finishing seventh in his heat race, he started 12th in the 15 lap feature event. Jake would spend the entire feature battling a loose car. By the time that the checkered flag fell, he was credited with a 10th place finish.

Tucker Motorsports will once again be in action on Saturday, June 27th at Riverside International Speedway in a Weekly Racing Series Event. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), Auto Sport Center (Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN), The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

For more information on Jake Tucker Motorsports, please visit www.TuckerMotorsports.com .

Jake Tucker Picks Up Top 5 at Riverside; Busy Weekend On Tap

May 24th, 2009

Collierville, TN – Jake “The Snake” Tucker from Collierville, Tennessee returned to action on Saturday, May 16th at Riverside
International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas and came away with another top five finish..

Jake was finally able to dodge the rain that has plagued the southeast for the past few weeks and returned to action on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas in his #11 Parts Plus/Valvoline/Larry Shaw/Dynotech Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified. With a big field of competitors on hand, Tucker would win his heat race, which earned him the 5th starting spot for the 15 lap Open Wheel Modified feature event. On a dry slick track, Jake would race his way to a very strong 4th place finish.

Tucker Motorsports is preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, which will see the team compete in a pair of Open Wheel Modified events. On Saturday night, the team will travel to Corinth Speedway in Corinth, Mississippi for a Weekly Racing Series Event. For more information on the event, please visithttp://www.corinthspeedway.com/.

On Sunday night, Jake will compete for the first time ever at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama with the USCS Open Wheel Modified Series in an event that will boast $1,200 to win. For information on the event, please visit http://www.uscsracing.com/ and http://www.northalabamaspeedway.com/.

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), Auto Sport Center (Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN), The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

For more information on Jake Tucker Motorsports, please visit http://www.tuckermotorsports.com/.

Jake Tucker Returns To Action at Riverside This Saturday

April 17th, 2009

Collierville, TN – Jake “The Snake” Tucker from Collierville, Tennessee will enter his second event of the 2009 season this Saturday, April 18th at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Jake opened the 2009 season behind the wheel of his #11 Parts Plus/Valvoline Oil/Larry Shaw/Dynotech Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified two weeks ago at the Season Opener at Highway 64 Speedway in Augusta, Arkansas. Jake started 8th in the feature event and raced his way to a solid 4th place finish against a field of 16 Open Wheel Modifieds at the high speed, 4/10 mile oval.

This Saturday Tucker Motorsports will be in action at Riverside International Speedway in what will serve as the 2009 Season Opener for the Open Wheel Modifieds at the ¼ mile, gumbo oval. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com/.

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Champion Electric (Collierville, TN), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), Auto Sport Center (Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN), The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, Dynamic Electric(Memphis, TN), and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

For more information on Jake Tucker Motorsports, please visit http://www.tuckermotorsports.com/.

Jake Tucker Set For SMP Vs. USCS At Riverside

October 9th, 2008
Collierville, TN (10/06/08) - After two weeks away from the track, Jake "The
Snake" Tucker is locked and loaded for the SMP Vs. USCS Open Wheel Modified
showdown this Saturday, October 4th at Riverside International Speedway in
West Memphis, Arkansas.

This Saturday, Tucker will pilot his #11 Parts Plus/Valvoline Oil/Larry
Shaw/Dynotech Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified into battle in the $1,500 to
win/$125 to start, 35 lap event.  The event will be held in conjunction with
the 3rd Annual Parts Plus Trick or Treat Nationals at Riverside
International Speedway and will serve as the final event of the 2008 season
for the track.  Jake already has one feature win at the facility in 2008,
and he finished 3rd in the 2008 track point's standings.  This weekend Jake
will be looking to add another to his win total.  For more information on
the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com
<http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com/>  .

Jake was last in action a couple of weeks ago at Riverside International
Speedway in a Weekly Racing Series Event.  After finishing 2nd in his heat
race, Jake started 5th in the feature event. He charged his way to the 2nd
position by the white flag lap. However, on the final lap, Tucker would slip
up in the final corner, allowing a pair of cars to slip by on the low side.
Jake was credited with a 5th place finish.

Tucker Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Parts
Plus, Valvoline Oil, Smyth Auto (Cincinnati, OH), Champion Electric
(Collierville, TN), Mr. Parts Stores (Pine Bluff, AR), Auto Sport Center
(Little Rock, AR), Dynotech Engines, Main Street Garage(Collierville, TN),
The UPS Stores(Collierville, TN), Comp Cams, Dynamic Electric(Memphis, TN),
and Wilson Competition (Tony Wilson).

For more information on Jake Tucker Motorsports, please visit
www.TuckerMotorsports.com <http://www.tuckermotorsports.com/>  .

Jan Howard Sweeps Grass Root Nationals

October 8th, 2008
Byhalia, Mississippi (10/06/08 ) - Jan Howard from Byhalia, Mississippi
picked up his biggest payday of the 2008 season by sweeping the 305 Wingless
Sprint Car portion of the 2nd Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals
Presented By MidSouthRacing.com on Saturday night at Riverside International
Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Jan picked up $1,450 in cash plus $500 in contingency awards on Saturday
night for his efforts in the 305 Wingless Sprint Car division at Riverside
International Speedway in the 2nd Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals. He
started the night by setting quick time over the 27 entries on hand and
picking up the $200 Ray's Auto Collision Fast Qualifier Bonus. Jan pulled
the #2 inversion for the heat races, and as a result he started second in
his heat. He went on to win it as well as the $250 prize for winning the
Sundial Shirt Company Dash for Cash. With his dash win, he earned the pole
position for the 25 lap feature. Jan took the lead at the drop of the green
flag, survived a pair of early race red flags, and went on to lead all 25
laps en route to the win.

"The car was just awesome all night.  My crew did a great job, and it really
made my job easier.  I want to dedicate this win to my Brother, Josh, who
has returned to the Shephard Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, to continue his
rehabilitation from his racing accident.  This trophy that I just won will
go in his room!" commented an elated Jan Howard in victory lane.

In the 360 Sprint Car division Jan finished 2nd in his heat race and via
passing points, he earned the 2nd starting position for the feature event in
his #4x Lofton Motorsports/Maxim/Dale Howard Racing Engine Sprinter. Howard
would chase Jeff Swindell for the entire 20 laps before settling for a 2nd
place finish.

Jan would also like to let everyone know that his Wingless 305 Sprint Car is
currently for sale, and he would consider trading the car for a top notch,
race-ready 600cc Mini Sprint.  For anyone interested, Jan can be reached
901-262-1884.

Jan would like to thank all of his sponsors for 2008 including Brim's Snack
Foods, Carpenter Steel Erectors, K&N Filters, Mason Water Wells, Trumann
Paramedics, Interior Trim Works by Jay Henderson, Carpenter Homes, Skull
Covers By Gator, Lofton Motorsports, Ray's Auto Collision, Truck Parts
Specialists, A.T.R.O.M. Transmissions, Sanders Pest Control,
www.WideOpenWorldTravel.com, Cole & Desmon, special thanks to Kristy and
Tony Graves, and MSRMafia.com . 

For more information on Jan Howard, please visit www.HowardRacing.net .

Jan Howard Wins at Riverside; Grass Root Nationals Up Next

October 1st, 2008
Byhalia, Mississippi (9/29/08) - Jan Howard from Byhalia, Mississippi added
another victory to his 2008 tally on Saturday night at Riverside
International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Jan had another great night at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday
night by winning the 305 Wingless Sprint Car feature! With 24 Wingless 305
Sprint Cars on hand Jan started 6th in his heat race, and he blasted his way
to the heat win, which earned him a 2nd starting position for the 20 lap
feature event. Howard would fight a tight race car and the pressures of
Eddie Gallagher to lead all twenty laps en route to the win. The victory
marked his eighth triumph of the 2008 campaign.

Jan had planned to also compete in his 360 Sprint Car on Saturday night, but
mechanical woes that arose as the team prepared to load the car into the
hauler at the shop made him decide to just compete in the 305 Wingless
Sprint Car division.

This Saturday, October 4th, Jan will turn his attention to the 2nd Annual
COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals at Riverside International Speedway.  The
event pays $1,000 to win/$100 to start for Wingless 305 Sprint Cars.  In
2007, he earned the pole position for the feature event, but elected to take
a bonus that offered him a chance to double his money if he could win from
the back row.  By the race's midway point, Howard was already up to the
sixth position.  However, a few laps later his strong run to the front of
the pack would come to an end as contact with the backstretch wall sent him
for a series of flips.  The accident would end his night, but not before he
got an appreciative, standing ovation from the crowd on hand.  This
Saturday, Jan will look for redemption in the 25 lap event.  For more
information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com
<http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com/>  .

Jan would also like to let everyone know that his Wingless 305 Sprint Car is
currently for sale, and he would consider trading the car for a top notch,
race-ready 600cc Mini Sprint.  For anyone interested, Jan can be reached
901-262-1884.

Jan would like to thank all of his sponsors for 2008 including Brim's Snack
Foods, Carpenter Steel Erectors, K&N Filters, Mason Water Wells, Trumann
Paramedics, Interior Trim Works by Jay Henderson, Carpenter Homes, Skull
Covers By Gator, Lofton Motorsports, Ray's Auto Collision, Truck Parts
Specialists, A.T.R.O.M. Transmissions, Sanders Pest Control,
www.WideOpenWorldTravel.com, Cole & Desmon, special thanks to Kristy and
Tony Graves, and MSRMafia.com . 

For more information on Jan Howard, please visit www.HowardRacing.net .

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Huset’s Speedway, Riverside International Speedway & Tri-State Speedway

July 5th, 2008

We invite all our fans to come out and be a part of the WoO 2008 season.

Pre Sales of tickets can be had at 901.840.1970 / 901.508.6201 /
901.508.6200

Pre Sales end at 5 pm on Thursday, July 3rd. Tickets are General Admission:
$30 & Pits are $40 There are NO reserved seating this year. After 5pm on
Thursday the Tickets will go up to $35 & $45.

WHAT
• A busy Fourth of July weekend kicks off for the Advance Auto Parts World
of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Thursday, July 3 at Huset’s Speedway in
South Dakota. This will be the series second visit of the season to the
high-banked track, where Craig Dollansky was victorious on June 13, over
Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers. The series will then pack up and head south
for a return to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas
on Saturday, July 5. Daryn Pittman won at the ¼-mile last season in the
series first visit to the track in over 25 years. The weekend will conclude
at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana on Sunday, July 6, where Steve
Kinser dominated the 40-lap event at the track in his home state in 2007.

WHEN
• On Thursday, July 3 at Huset’s Speedway, the pit gates will be open all
day, with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Central, with hot laps
tentatively set for 7 p.m. Central, with time trials to follow.

• On Saturday, July 5 at Riverside International Speedway, the pit gates
will open at 2 p.m. Central and the grandstand gates will also open at 2
p.m. Central, with racing set for 7:30 p.m. Central.

• On Sunday, July 6 at Tri-State Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2:30
p.m. Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. Central, with time
trials tentatively set for 6:30 pm. Central.

WHERE

• Huset’s Speedway is located in Brandon, South Dakota. Take I-90 east of
Sioux Falls to exit 406, then go south three miles on State Road 11.

• Riverside International Speedway is located in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Take I-55 to exit 4 in Arkansas, then -.3 miles south, then 0.2 miles east
on Broadway, then travel south on Legion Road

• Tri-State Speedway is located in Haubstadt, Indiana, just three miles
north of I-64 on U.S. 41

TICKETS

• On Thursday, July 3 at Huset’s Speedway, adult tickets will be $35, with
tickets for juniors (ages 8-14) just $10, while kids 7-under will be
admitted free of charge. All seats are general admission and will be
available at the gate on race day. For tickets visit:
http://www.husets-speedway.com or call (605)-582-3819.

• On Saturday, July 5 at Riverside International Speedway, Pre-sale tickets
will be available at the track for $30 until Thursday, July 3 at 5 p.m. On
the day of the race, tickets will be available for $35. For ticket
information visit http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com or call: 901-840-1970 or 901-508-6201.

• On Sunday, July 6 at Tri-State Speedway, adult general admission tickets
will be $30, with general admission tickets for children ages 6-12 $15 and
kids 5-under will be admitted free of charge. For ticket information visit: http://www.tristatespeedway.com or call (812)-768-6025.

ARCA Point Leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to Race with the World of Outlaws at
Riverside International Speedway on July 5

West Memphis, AR— July 1, 2008— Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the current
championship point leader with the ARCA Re/Max Series, will return to his
roots this weekend on the dirt, competing with the Advance Auto Parts World
of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Saturday, July 5 at Riverside International
Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Stenhouse has three career wins at Riverside International Speedway,
including with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) in 2004, during their
annual Speedweek. He also picked up a win at the track with the United
Sprint Car Series (USCS) during their Speedweek in 2006. He has 13 career
Top-10 finishes at the ¼-mile, which is just 30 miles from his hometown of
Olive Branch, Mississippi. The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint
Car Series race on July 5 will be his first winged sprint car race of the
season.

“It means a lot,” said Stenhouse of returning to Riverside International
Speedway. “I’ve never run a 410 there. I’ve always run 360’s, so I’m looking
forward to that. We won some in the 360’s there and I’ve made a lot of laps
at the track, so I think we have a good shot at a win. I haven’t run with
the Outlaws in a while so I’m looking forward to that too.”

In 10 ARCA Re/Max Series starts this season, driving for Roush Fenway
Racing, the 20-year old has won twice. He picked up his first career win
with the series at Kentucky Speedway on May 10, and followed it up with
another victory at Pocono Raceway on June 7.

The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Riverside
International Speedway on July 5 won’t be his first start on dirt this
season, as he competed two weeks ago in the Knoxville Midget Nationals at
Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, where he finished third in the opener and seventh
in the finale. He also has raced this season on the dirt at Manzanita
Speedway in a USAC Silver Crown Car earning a podium finish, as well as
competing at Terre Haute in a USAC non-wing sprint car.

“A 410-sprint car is a lot lighter so the biggest thing will be trying to
keep the front wheels on the ground,” he noted. “It shouldn’t be a big
transition because I’ve run a winged sprint car a lot. I hope it’s like
riding a bicycle, you never forget.”

Stenhouse has made seven career starts with the Advance Auto Parts World of
Outlaws Sprint Car Series, with his best finish coming at the famed Eldora
Speedway in 2006, when he was eighth in the Knight Before the Kings Royal.
He was the recipient of the Wild Card Award from the North American National
Sprint Car Poll in both the 410 and 360-winged sprint car divisions in 2006.
Even though he hasn’t competed with the World of Outlaws for nearly two
years, he is coming to Riverside International Speedway with one thing on
his mind, and that is to run up front and battle for a win.

“Most of the Outlaws guys aren’t used to a quarter-mile because they
normally run a bigger track,” he shared. “I think that might work to my
advantage a little bit. My dad has a new J&J for me so we should be pretty
good.”

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive
aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items
in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional
installer markets As of April 19, 2008, the Company operated 3,291 stores in
40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about
the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line
shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at

http://www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Preview: Riverside
International Speedway

West Memphis, AR— July 2, 2008—The fireworks will continue for the Advance
Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Saturday, July 5 at
Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas as the ‘Bullring
Swing’ continues. The event will mark the ninth consecutive race on a short
track for the series and the first this season on a ¼-mile.

The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returned to the
always racy ¼-mile last season for the first time in over 25 years, with
Daryn Pittman picking up a very emotional win with a number of family
members in attendance. The series first competed at the track in 1979 with
20-time series champion Steve Kinser picking up the win in that event. He
remains the only driver that has won more than one A-Feature with the series
at the track, as he was also victorious in 1981. Other winners at the track
include three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell, who hails from
nearby Germantown, Tennessee, as well as Ron Shuman, Tim Green and Terry
Gray.

A new track record was established in time trials at the ¼-mile last season
during the World of Outlaws visit, with Jason Solwold stopping the clocks at
11.060 seconds. All but one driver that took time turned a lap in the
11-second bracket.
After the event last season in which he won, Pittman now has made six career
starts at the ¼-mile and has finished in the Top-10 in every one of them. He
made his debut at the track in 1996, finishing seventh. In picking up the
win last season, the native of Owasso, Oklahoma led 31 laps, taking the lead
from Jason Solwold on lap-10, as he charged to the high side of the track
entering the first turn. He started fourth in the race and gained two spots
on the opening lap as he rode the high side of the track.
Riverside International Speedway is Jason Sides home track, as he hails from
nearby Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2003 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award
winner has nine career Top-10 finishes with the series at the track, with
four of those being in the Top-Five. He made his first start at the track
back in 1996 in a 360-sprint car.

Kinser is the only driver that has competed in all eight World of Outlaws
events at the track and he has finished in the Top-Five in each and every
one. The native of Bloomington, Indiana has won twice this season and enters
the trio of events this weekend with 545 career A-Feature wins with the
series. He finished second on Sunday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in
Wisconsin.

Donny Schatz, the two-time defending series champion made his first start at
Riverside International Speedway last season. He overcame a flip in the
second heat and a flat tire in the A-main to finish 14th. He raced his way
into the 40-lap contest by virtue of winning the B-main. He has won nine
times this season and is the only driver that has finished in the Top-10 in
each of the first 24 events, as he holds a 96-point lead in the championship
standings. The North Dakota native is in the midst of his first season
driving for two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s team.

Jason Meyers, who is second in points and has won five time this season,
finished sixth at Riverside last season in his debut at the track. The
native of Clovis, California has 21 Top-10 finishes this season as he chases
his first series title. He is tied for the series lead with 18 Top-Five
finishes.

Craig Dollansky finished a very solid ninth last season after taking a
provisional to start the A-Feature in the 26th position. The former World of
Outlaws Gumout Series champion had engine trouble in time trials, which
prevented him from taking to the clock. He then came up one spot short of
transferring to the A-Feature out of the third heat. The Minnesota native
has four wins this season and is third in points, on the strength of 23
Top-10 finishes.

Joey Saldana made his first career start at the ¼-mile last season, driving
for NASCAR star Kasey Kahne. He also had to use a provisional after having
some trouble in the fourth heat, which put him in the C-Main, which he won
to move into the B-Main. The second generation driver won his first
A-Feature of the season on June 20 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas. He
has four consecutive finishes of third or better as he closes in on the
third position in points.

Jac Haudenschild heads to Riverside International Speedway fifth in points,
on the strength of 17 Top-10 finishes, with nine of those being in the
Top-Five. He has finished seventh or better in each of his last seven races
as he closes in on his first win of the season. The native of Wooster, Ohio
has 46 career World of Outlaws A-Feature wins.

Kerry Madsen made his first start at the ¼-mile last season. The native of
St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia who grew up racing on bullrings, finished fourth
on Sunday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin after leading a number
of laps. He has 15 Top-10 finishes on the season and is seventh in points,
as he too closes in on his first win of the 2008 campaign.

Chad Kemenah finished eighth in his debut at Riverside last season, driving
his own car. He is in the midst of his first full season behind the wheel of
the No. 8K for the Hard 8 Racing team owned by Jon Kantor. The four-time All
Star Circuit of Champions title winner has 12 Top-10 finishes this season
and is eighth in points.

Shane Stewart, the 2005 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year has two career
starts at Riverside in a 360-sprint car, finishing fifth in 2003. The native
of Bixby, Oklahoma won earlier this season at the famed Knoxville Raceway in
Iowa and has 12 Top-10 finishes, as he is currently ninth in points.

Terry McCarl finished seventh in his debut at the track last season. The
six-time Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway track champion is 10th in
points with nine Top-10 finishes this season.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. has two Top-10 finishes in his career at Riverside
International Speedway, with both of those coming in a 360-sprint car. The
sophomore driver is just outside of the Top-10 in the World of Outlaws
championship standings and has racked up nine Top-10 finishes this season.

Kraig Kinser, the 2004 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year with the World of
Outlaws, will make his debut on July 5 at Riverside. Driving for Tony
Stewart Racing as a teammate to Donny Schatz, he has five Top-10 finishes
this season.

Tony Bruce Jr. has three career starts at Riverside International Speedway,
earning Top-10 finishes in two of those events. He recently moved into the
15th spot in the World of Outlaws championship standings and has one
Top-Five finish this season.

Chad Hillier made his debut at Riverside last season during his rookie
campaign with the World of Outlaws. He finished just outside of the Top-15
in the race. He currently is closing in on the Top-15 in the World of
Outlaws standings.

Paul McMahan, who recently returned to full-time action with the World of
Outlaws behind the wheel of the No. 6 for Lonnie Parsons, will be making his
debut at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, July 5. In just his
second start for the team on Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, he
earned a Top-10 finish.

Adding some local flavor to the event, current ARCA Re/Max Series point
leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will compete behind the wheel of a family-owned
J&J. The native of Olive Branch, Mississippi has three career wins at
Riverside International Speedway in a 360-sprint car. He will be making his
eighth career start with the World of Outlaws.

Lucas Wolfe, Current Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year leader from
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania will miss the event after sustaining a back
injury on Sunday at Tri-City Speedway

A Win to Remember: Daryn Pittman Looks for Success in Follow Up to Emotional
Victory Last Season at Riverside International Speedway

West Memphis, AR— July 2, 2008— Daryn Pittman is usually one of the most
calm, cool and collected drivers in the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws
Sprint Car Series pit area, but he could not help but getting emotional
after winning at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas
with the series last season.

Not only was it the series first visit to the always racy ¼-mile in over 25
years, but he won it with a large contingent of family and friends in
attendance, including his wife Mandy’s stepfather who was battling cancer.

“It was a very special win because Mandy’s step dad was there and it was one
of the last races that he got to see us run before passed away,” shared
Pittman. “It was a pretty emotional night and it was great to get back to a
place that has that much history.”

Pittman is excited to head south to Riverside International Speedway, where
he has made six career starts, finishing in the Top-10 in all of them. This
will be the fans only chance this season to see “The Greatest Show on Dirt”
in the Mid-South region. Last season, a standing room only crowd packed the
track, with fans still filing through the gates as the first heat race was
taking the track.

“The fans around Memphis are diehards,” he noted. “They are some of the best
fans in all of the country. “It’s always neat to go back there. Last year
with it being an Outlaws show was especially exciting. It will be a lot of
fun again this year.”

Last season at Riverside International Speedway, Pittman turned in the 12th
fastest lap in time trials of the 37 cars that took to the track. That
number was golden for him, as that earned him the pole position in the
fourth heat race. He finished second in that heat race, to earn a spot in
the Crane Cams Dash, after a thrilling side-by-side battle with his
father-in-law Mike Ward. Pittman finished fourth in the Crane Cams Dash to
earn a second-row starting spot in the A-Feature, where he quickly moved
into the second spot, getting around Justin Henderson and 20-time World of
Outlaws champion Steve Kinser at the outset of the 40-lap contest.

“The night went great there last year,” he recalled. “We had the car to beat
and were able to win. Going into it, I didn’t expect to have an advantage,
because I had never ran all that well there when I had raced there with the
ACSS (American Sprint Car Series).”

Pittman has a very solid night last Friday night finishing fifth at River
Cities Speedway in North Dakota, which is a very small track like Riverside,
though the latter is more of a flat ¼-mile. The former World of Outlaws
Gumout Series champion has 12 Top-10 finishes this season aboard the Titan
Garages Maxim, as he is just 18 points out of the Top-10 in the championship
standings. He looks to have another strong run at Riverside, a track he
knows very well.

“It’s a small bullring and has always been an awesome place to go and put on
races,” he said. “There is always a lot of passing and a lot of action. It’s
one of the smallest places that we go on the Outlaws circuit. They have made
a lot of improvements to the facility as well over the last five or 10
years. The racing there has always been great.”

While the event on Saturday night will be the first of the season on a
¼-mile for the World of Outlaws, Pittman and his team have a good set up
from last season. They also competed a couple of times during the spring at
Attica Raceway Park in Ohio which is another bullring, similar to Riverside.

“The biggest thing is the moisture in the track,” explained the native of
Owasso, Oklahoma when asked about the characteristics of Riverside. “They
usually have it really wet and it’s a black gumbo-type surface. It’s small
so it has a tendency to be a little choppy. We used to park in the inside
and they had a concrete wall which they removed, so the track actually looks
a little bit bigger than it did in the past. We just try to compare it to
anything that may be similar, by way of the dirt or the size. That gives us
a good starting point.”

Pittman would like nothing more than to win at Riverside International
Speedway this weekend, which would put him in elite company, as 20-time
series champion Steve Kinser is the only driver that has two wins with the
series at the track. Win or lose, Pittman is excited for the fans who
celebrate their Fourth of July weekend with the World of Outlaws, as they
will see some of the best racing all season on the ¼-mile.

“Any time that the Outlaws come to town, the fans love it,” he said. “There
has been such an absence there. They pack the place for weekly shows and 360
shows. When a special event comes to town, it is really a lot of fun.
Between the Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee fans there is a lot of
talent and a lot of fans in the area.”

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Jan Howard Wins Third Event of 2008

May 31st, 2008

Jan started the night off by picking up a win in his heat race behind the
wheel of his #46 Maxim/Dale Howard Racing Engine Sprinter. In the feature
event, Jan would power his way to the lead and never looked back en route to
the win. The victory marked his third feature triumph of the 2008 season in
the wingless 305 Sprint Car division at Riverside International Speedway.
Jan did not compete in the 360 Sprint Car division over the weekend.

This Saturday night Jan, will once again be pulling double duty at Riverside
as he competes in both his #4x Lofton Motorsports Maxim/Dale Howard Racing
Engine 360 Sprint Car as well as his 305 Wingless Sprinter Car. For more
information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com.

Jan would like to thank all of his sponsors for 2008 including Brim’s Snack
Foods, Carpenter Steel Erectors, K&N Filters, Mason Water Wells, Trumann
Paramedics, Interior Trim Works by Jay Henderson, Carpenter Homes, Skull
Covers By Gator, Lofton Motorsports, Ray’s Auto Collision, Truck Parts
Specialists, A.T.R.O.M. Transmissions, Sanders Pest Control,
www.WideOpenWorldTravel.com, Cole & Desmon, special thanks to Kristy and
Tony Graves, and MSRMafia.com .

For more information on Jan Howard, please visit www.HowardRacing.net .

Jan Howard Picks Up First Win of 2008

April 25th, 2008

Jan had a rough night behind the wheel of his #4x Lofton Motorsports 360
Sprinter. He finished 5th in his heat race and was charging through the pack
in the feature when his front axle broke sending him into the back stretch
wall. He was uninjured, but done for the night.

In the 305 Wingless Sprint Car division, Howard would have much better luck
behind the wheel of his #46 Howard Motorsports Maxim. He finished 2nd in his
heat race, which earned him a 3rd starting position for the feature. He took
the lead at the drop of the green flag, and never looked back en route to
the feature win.

This weekend Jan will head back to Riverside International Speedway with
both his 305 Wingless Sprint Car and his 360 Winged Sprint Car in search of
his second win of the young season.

Jan would like to thank all of his sponsors for 2008 including Brim’s Snack
Foods, Carpenter Steel Erectors, K&N Filters, Mason Water Wells, Trumann
Paramedics, Interior Trim Works by Jay Henderson, Carpenter Homes, Skull
Covers By Gator, Lofton Motorsports, Ray’s Auto Collision, Truck Parts
Specialists, A.T.R.O.M. Transmissions, Sanders Pest Control,
www.WideOpenWorldTravel.com, Cole & Desmon, special thanks to Kristy and
Tony Graves, and MSRMafia.com .

For more information on Jan Howard, please visit www.HowardRacing.net .

Dalton & Gallagher Claim 1st Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals Titles

October 19th, 2007

The event, which paid homage to a pair of support classes, blossomed from an
idea on paper to a huge success on the race track. The event boasted a
$1,000 to win payday for Street Stocks & 305 Wingless Sprint Cars. Race
cars from across the Midsouth converged on the ¼ mile, gumbo oval, and by
race time 42 Street Stocks and 25 305 Wingless Sprint Cars had jammed their
way into the pit area for a night of incredible racing excitement.

The evening’s events got underway with the Racing Head Service 305 Wingless
Sprint Car division holding time trials. 15 year old, Atoka, Tennessee
driver, Justin Carver, set quick time in time trials in his #24 J&J
Sprinter, and proceeded to pull a #2 inversion pill for the heat races.
Heat race action would be claimed by Carver, Henry Gustavus Jr., Josh Baker,
and Jan Howard. The five lap Sun Dial Shirt Company Dash was won by Jan
Howard of Byhalia, Mississippi in his #4x Lofton Motorsports Maxim.
Howard’s win in the dash earned him the pole position for the feature event,
but he accepted the AMC Plumbing Front Row Challenge, which sent him
tailback for the feature event, with the promise of $500 just for going
tailback, and another $500 bonus if he could win the feature event bringing
the potential winner’s purse to $2,000.

The feature event for the 305 Wingless Sprint Car division would see more
than its fair share of excitement with multiple cars taking hard flips as
they flirted with the lightning fast, tacky race surface. Justin Carver led
the event for the first 17 laps before a tangle with an infield tire ended
his night. Eddie Gallagher would inherit the lead and never look back en
route to the win. Jan Howard would ignite the crowd as he charged from his
20th starting spot into the top five only to get upside down with a handful
of laps remaining. Howard was ultimately credited with a 16th place finish
and an appreciative ovation from the crowd. Gallagher was followed across
the line by Josh Howard, Henry Gustavus Jr., Jeff Swindell, & Jason Stull.
Wade Human, who won the b-main, started 17th in the main event and charged
to a 7th place finish earning the Day Motorsports Hard Charger Award. 13
year old, Troy Dow from Munford, Tennessee, got upside down on the front
straight away on the initial start and received the COMP Cams Hard Luck
Award. Cory Ray from Southaven, Mississippi, who finished 6th, was the
recipient of the RE Technologies Young Gun Award for the highest finishing
driver under the age of 21.

In the TCI Automotive Street Stock division, Keith Graham from Independence,
Mississippi set quick time in time trials and pulled a #3 for the heat race
inversion. Heat race action for the Street Stocks would be a fast and
furious affair with cars battling three and four wide around the tight
bullring. Justin Melton, Lance O’Brien, Justin Glover, and Joe Baker
claimed heat race wins with Baker also claiming the 5 lap Bird Fasteners
Pole Dash. However, Baker’s time on the pole would be short lived as just
like the pole qualifier in the 305 Sprint Car division, he opted to start
tailback in the feature in pursuit of a $2,000 top prize. Mike Cochran and
Jimmy Nolan topped the twin b-mains for the Street Stock division.

The feature event in the Street Stock division was an all out war from the
drop of the green flag. Drivers battled two and three wide throughout the
pack as the 20 lap event went caution free. When the checkered flag flew it
appeared that Justin Melton from Lexington, Tennessee was the winner, but
his win would be all for not as he was disqualified in post race inspection.
Second place finisher, Keith Graham, and third place finisher, Jeff Melton,
would also be found illegal in post race inspection. With the top three
cars disqualified, fourth place finisher, Jeremy Dalton from Byhalia,
Mississippi was credited with the feature win in his #0 Street Stock.
Rounding out the top five were Lance O’Brien, Dalton Davis, Jon Stinson, &
Darryl Dickerson. Jason Wilkey from Batesville, Arkansas won the Holley
Carburetor Hard Luck Award after his entry broke on the pace lap for the
feature. Joe Baker received the Day Motorsports Hard Charger Award for
advancing from his 20th starting position to a 7th place finish.

Overall, the 1st Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals Presented by
MidSouthRacing.com was a huge success with a big turnout in the pit area and
a great crowd in the stands. Race fans were treated to an excellent event
from top to bottom. It is also worth noting that earlier in the day many of
the drivers and staff members participated in a charity dunk tank for the
Ronald McDonald House. Via the dunk tank and collections throughout the
night, over $1,200 was raised for the Ronald McDonald House.

1st Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals Presented By MidSouthRacing.com Latest Information

October 13th, 2007

The event headlines 305 Wingless Sprint Cars and Street Stocks. The 305
Wingless Sprint Car portion of the show will be sponsored by Racing Head
Service (RHS) and will include a Dash For Cash sponsored by the Sun Dial
Shirt Company. The feature event will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start
in a 25 lap event with all payouts for positions throughout the field
doubled from their normal, weekly amounts. The Sun Dial Shirt Company Dash
For Cash will have a total of purse of $500. COMP Cams Shocks will be
providing a $250 product certificate as the Hard Luck Award for the 305
Sprints Cars. In addition, Day Motorsports will be sponsoring a $250
product certificate for the Hard Charger in the feature event. RE
Technologies will be sponsoring the Young Guns Award for the highest
finishing driver in the 305 Sprint Car feature, who is 20 years of age or
younger. The Young Gun Award winner will receive a brand new right rear
tire. Also, Hero Graphics is sponsoring a full graphics package for the 6th
place finisher in the 305 Sprint Car feature.

The Street Stock portion of the show will be sponsored by TCI Automotive and
will include a Dash For Cash sponsored by Bird Fasteners. The Street Stock
feature will also pay $1,000 to win and $50 to start in a 20 lap event with
all payouts for positions throughout the field doubled from their normal
weekly amounts. The Bird Fasteners Dash For Cash will have a total purse of
$500. Holley Carburetors will be sponsoring a $250 product certificate for
the Hard Luck Award in the Street Stock class, and Day Motorsports will
provide a $250 product certificate for the Hard Charger in the feature
event.

In order to be eligible for the contingency prizes in each division, drivers
must display the participating decals on their race cars. All decals will
be provided. In addition, racers in both the 305 Sprint Car and Street
Stock divisions will be provided with goody bags containing decals, sample
items, apparel, literature, and more.

Winners of the two respective features will receive custom 1st Annual Grass
Root Nationals Champion’s Jackets, and the top three finishers in each
feature will also receive product give certificates from COMP Cams.

There will be no entry fee for this event, and admission will remain the
same as weekly shows with $12 Grandstand Admission and $25 Pit Admission.

Street Stocks and 305 Wingless Sprint Cars will be joined on the program by
360 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars.

To make this truly a unique event, all divisions will time trial, and heat
race lineups will be determined via the times. The fast qualifier in the
305 Wingless Sprint Car division and Street Stock division will each pull an
inversion pill immediately following qualifying that will determine the
number of cars to be inverted for the heat races. Anywhere from 0 to 4 cars
may be inverted for heat race action. Heat race winners in the two
respective divisions will be part of a dash, where their line up is
determined by a Cheater’s Draw, where drivers pull a pill for a starting
position and then have to give the starting position to another driver in
the dash. The finishing order of the dashes will determine the starting
order for the top two rows in the feature events.

Riverside International Speedway has also announced that two dunk tanks will
be on site, and starting at 2:30 pm various drivers and staff will be in the
dunk tanks. Anyone can purchase three balls for $5, and take a chance at
dunking the individuals of their choice. All proceeds will benefit the
Ronald McDonald House.

Pit and grandstand gates open at 2:00 pm. The pill draw opens at 4:00 pm
and closes at 5:30. The driver’s meeting is set for 4:45 with hot laps at
5:15. Time trials are slated for 6:00, and heat race action is slated for
7:00.

Adult grandstand admission is $12 with 6 -11 years of age $5 and 3 & under
free. Pit passes are $25.

2nd Annual Trick-or-Treat Fall Nationals

October 3rd, 2007

Friday Format:

-Gates Open at 4:00PM
-Pit Passes-$30
-General Admission-$15; Ages 6-11-$5; under 6-Free
-Friday Classes: 360 Sprints & Riverside Stocks
-Stocks will run regular format heats and features; (no entry fee required)
-360′s will draw for starting positions in the heats and PASSING POINTS will
determine positions for the feature race.
-The top 4 in the feature will be LOCKED into the A-Main for the Saturday
night show by way of the Dash-For-Cash results.
-The top four will be guaranteed a spot in the 8-car Dash for Cash held on
Saturday Night.

Purse for Friday Night’s Feature: 1st-$1200; 2nd-$900; 3rd-$750; 4th-$600;
5th-$450; 6th-$350; 7th-$300; 8th-$250; 9th-$200; 10th-$175; 11th &
beyond-$150.

Saturday Format:

-Gates Open at 2PM
-Pit Passes-$35
-General Admission-$20; Ages 6-11-$10; under 6-Free
-Saturday Classes: 360 Sprints & Crated Late Models
-Crate Late Models will run regular format heats and feature; (no entry fee
required)
-360 sprints will Qualify.
-The top 4 Qualifiers that make it through the heats will join the top four
from the Friday show in the 8-car Dash-for-Cash. These eight cars will draw
for the dash starting positions. The finishing order of the Dash-for-Cash
will determine the top eight starting positions for the A-Main Feature.

-Dash-For-Cash Purse: 1st-$1000; 2nd-$500; 3rd-$300; 4th-$200; 5th through
8th-$100

-A-Main Purse: 1st-$5000; 2nd-$3000; 3rd-$2000; 4th-$1500; 5th-$1200;
6th-$1000; 7th-$900; 8th-$800; 9th-$700; 10th-$600; 11th-$500; 12th &
beyond-$400.

-Any entry that does not make it beyond the C-Main-$100
-Any entry that does not make it beyond the B-Main-$200

Entry Fees: 360 Sprints: $100 if Paid by midnight October 13th; If later,
$150. Entry form and more information will be posted soon.

Printable Entry Form:

http://riversideinternationalspeedway.com/totentry07.pdf

Instructions are on the form. All you need to do is get the form mailed in
by October 13th and you can pay the $100 at the gate on race day. We need
the forms to verify parking and class structures.

1st Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals Presented By MidSouthRacing.com Latest Information

September 27th, 2007

The event will headline 305 Wingless Sprint Cars and Street Stocks. The 305
Wingless Sprint Car portion of the show will be sponsored by Racing Head
Service (RHS) and will include a Dash For Cash sponsored by the Sun Dial
Shirt Company. The feature event will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start
with all payouts for positions throughout the field doubled from their
normal, weekly amounts. The Sun Dial Shirt Company Dash For Cash will have
a total of purse of $500. AFCO Shocks will be providing a $250 product
certificate as the Hard Luck Award for the 305 Sprints Cars. In addition,
Day Motorsports will be sponsoring a $250 product certificate for the Hard
Charger in the feature event.

The Street Stock portion of the show will be sponsored by TCI Automotive and
will include a Dash For Cash sponsored by Bird Fasteners. The Street Stock
feature will also pay $1,000 to win and $50 to start with all payouts for
positions throughout the field doubled from their normal weekly amounts. The
Bird Fasteners Dash For Cash will have a total purse of $500. Holley
Carburetors will be sponsoring a $250 product certificate for the Hard Luck
Award in the Street Stock class, and Day Motorsports will provide a $250
product certificate for the Hard Charger in the feature event.

In order to be eligible for the contingency prizes in each division, drivers
must display the participating decals on their race cars. All decals will
be provided. In addition, racers in both the 305 Sprint Car and Street
Stock divisions will be provided with goody bags containing decals, sample
items, apparel, literature, and more.

Winners of the two respective features will receive custom 1st Annual Grass
Root Nationals Champion’s Jackets, and the top three finishers in each
feature will also receive product give certificates from COMP Cams.

There will be no entry fee for this event, and admission will remain the
same as weekly shows with $12 Grandstand Admission and $25 Pit Admission.

Street Stocks and 305 Wingless Sprint Cars will be joined on the program by
360 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars.

To make this truly a unique event, all divisions will time trial, and heat
race lineups will be determined via the times. Additional format details
and the schedule of events will be released in the next week.

Riverside International Speedway has also announced that two dunk tanks will
be on site, and starting at 3:00 pm various drivers and staff will be in the
dunk tanks. Anyone can purchase three balls for $5, and take a chance at
dunking the individuals of their choice. All proceeds will benefit the
Ronald McDonald House.

For more information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com
www.COMPCams.com, and www.MidSouthRacing.com

1st Annual COMP Cams Grass Root Nationals Presented By MidSouthRacing.com Announced

August 31st, 2007

COMP Cams based in Memphis, Tennessee has a long history of involvement in
racing throughout the midsouth, the country, and the world. With this event
the company looks to truly give back to the weekend warriors. “These guys
are just as important to us, as the NASCAR guys, and we look forward to
growing this event over the next several years to give these racers the
recognition and prestige that they deserve,” comments COMP Cams public
relations representative, Chris Douglas. MidSouthRacing.com owner, Ben
Shelton, adds “When I first heard about this event, I wanted to be involved
because the reality is that week in and week out, these guys put on as good,
if not a better show than anybody, but get very little recognition and
coverage.”

The event will headline 305 Wingless Sprint Cars and Street Stocks. The 305
Wingless Sprint Car portion of the show will be sponsored by Racing Head
Service (RHS) and will include a Dash For Cash sponsored by the Sun Dial
Corporation. The feature event will pay $1,000 to win with all payouts for
positions throughout the field doubled from their normal amounts. The Sun
Dial Corporation Dash For Cash will have a total of purse of $500.

The Street Stock portion of the show will be sponsored by TCI Automotive and
will include a Dash For Cash sponsored by Bird Fasteners. The Street Stock
feature will also pay $1,000 to win with all payouts for positions
throughout the field doubled from their normal amounts. The Bird Fasteners
Dash For Cash will have a total purse of $500.

Winners of the two respective features will receive custom 1st Annual Grass
Root Nationals Champion’s Jackets, and the top three finishers in each
feature will also receive product give certificates from COMP Cams.

There will be no entry fee for this event, and admission will remain the
same as weekly shows with $12 Grandstand Admission and $25 Pit Admission.

Street Stocks and 305 Wingless Sprint Cars will be joined on the program by
360 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars.

More event information as well as the race format and starting times will be
released in the near future.

For more information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com

*Swindell Captures Final Night Victory at The Ditch*

August 20th, 2007

Several cautions slowed the race as cars bumped and banged their way around the gumbo surface as Swindell jumped out to the early lead. Chad Blonde, who started 6th, quickly worked his way to the front and was running in 2nd place when the red came out for Tim Scites on lap two.

On the restart, Wright and Paulus got together sending them both tumbling down the front stretch. When action resumed, it was All Star point leader Danny Smith who went for a ride in turn three bringing out another red on lap four. The damage was light and he was able to get the car repaired by bolting on a new wing and was able to rejoin the field before the cars were pushed off for the restart.

With just four laps in the books, it was Swindell leading over Blonde and Jan Howard. On the restart, Blonde chased down Swindell like a man on a mission and took the lead on lap six. Just three laps later, Blonde tangled with the lapped car of Jason Keith getting up over his wheel and launching him into the catch fence. Blonde’s car had to be extricated from the fence and for the second night in a row, the fence had to be repaired under an extended red flag. It was a tough break for Blonde who looked like the man to beat after winning Friday night’s preliminary event.

Swindell would inherit the lead back when action resumed and it was Greg Wilson who was now charging to the front. Wilson then tangled with Tyler Thompson and Thompson spun bringing out the caution once again. They would line for the restart with Swindell leading over Jan Howard, AJ Bruns, Phillip Faulkner, and Ernie Ainsworth. The field finally settled into a rhythm and were able to run off the rest of the event without incident.

Jeff Swindell pulled out to a comfortable lead and would navigate traffic like the true veteran of the sport that he is to take the checkers on lap 40 over Dale Howard, AJ Bruns, Paul May, and Greg Wilson. Swindell pocketed $5,000 for the win and did his patented wing dance in victory lane.

Danny Smith was able to move back up to 7th place when the final flag dropped, cutting down the points margin Wilson would have gained had he not been able to repair the car under the earlier red flag. The points race is tightening up between these two drivers and should come down to the wire to determine the 2007 All Star champion. For more information visit www.allstarsprint.com

Riverside International Speedway Opens 2007 This Saturday Night

April 6th, 2007

This Saturday’s program will feature the classes that will be running on Friday night later in the year. Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Wingless 305 Sprint Cars, and 600cc Mini Sprints will all headline the program at the newly refurbished facility. A new surface, new walls, new lighting, and a new sound system are just a few of the off-season improvements at the ¼ mile, gumbo oval.

Among the additions for 2007 is the two-seat Sprint Car. Each week chances to ride in the Sprint Car will be sold for $5 a ticket or $20 for five tickets. Half of the money will go to the driver’s point fund, while the other half of the money goes into a fund to maintain the car. A winner will be drawn from the tickets each night. The lucky winner will receive a six lap ride along around the legendary ¼ mile oval. Different sprint car drivers will pilot the car each week. Bud Ward and Jeff Swindell have put together a two seat Mini Stock as well, and fans may win a ride in the four cylinder race car. In addition, a two seat Super Late Model is soon to be delivered, and chances to ride in it will also be raffled off each week.

Also, be on the lookout for the new television commercial for RIS, that is currently airing on WREG Channel 3 in the Memphis metro area.

Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 with racing action at 7:30. Adult grandstand admission is $12 with children 6 – 11 years of age $5, and 5 and under free. Pit passes are $25.

For more information, please visit the Official Website of Riverside International Speedway at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Riverside International Speedway Kicks Off 2007 This Saturday

March 29th, 2007

Several improvements have been made to the facility over the past several months including a rejuvenated, gumbo surface, new walls, fresh coats of paint, new lighting and more. “A ton of work has been accomplished with plenty more to go,” RIS owner, Clayton Allen comments. Allen also comments, “Our goal is to give race fans the best bang for their dollar, while getting them home at a decent hour. We still have a lot to accomplish and a lot to learn, and there is no doubt that the road will be bumpy. We just ask that fans and racers are patient early on as we resolve these bugs.”

Among the additions for 2007 is the two-seat Sprint Car. Each week chances to ride in the Sprint Car will be sold for $5 a ticket or $20 for five tickets. Half of the money will go to the driver’s point fund, while the other half of the money goes into a fund to maintain the car. A winner will be drawn from the tickets each night. The lucky winner will receive a six lap ride along around the legendary ¼ mile oval. Different sprint car drivers will pilot the car each week. In addition, a two seat Super Late Model is soon to be delivered, and chances to ride in it will also be raffled off each week. Also, be on the lookout for the new television commercial for RIS, that is currently airing on WREG Channel 3 in the Memphis metro area.

This Saturday night, 360 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, Crate Late Models, 250cc Mini Sprints, and Mini Stocks will all be in action.

Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 with racing action at 7:30. Adult grandstand admission is $12 with children 6 – 11 years of age $5, and 5 and under free. Pit passes are $25.

For more information, please visit the Official Website of Riverside International Speedway at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .