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Ricky Weiss Rides to Red River Win; Crossville on Deck

October 6th, 2016

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – Ricky Weiss returned to familiar territory over the weekend behind the wheel of his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky/ Longhorn Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model, and he banked on that familiarity to claim his second win of 2016.

Piloting his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7W Super Late Model, Ricky Weiss made the short trip to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Friday for the two-day Prairie Classic. Starting on the pole of his heat, Weiss cruised to the heat race win, giving him the 5th-starting spot for the main event. Running into mechanical issues, Ricky was unfortunately an early retiree from the A-Main.

On Saturday night Weiss was looking to rebound from his poor luck. His night began with him starting in the 4th position in his heat race. Weiss would go on to cruise to another heat race win, earning him the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. Charging into the top spot early in the finale, Ricky Weiss reeled in his second victory of the season with Dustin Strand Brad Seng, Mike Balcaen, and Rick Fawcett. sounding out the Top 5 finishers.

“It was definitely a disappointing start to the weekend, but we were able to bounce back on Saturday night and park this hot rod in victory lane,” said Weiss. “After spending most of this season down in Tennessee it was really great to be back close to home and surrounded by so many family and friends this weekend.”

Full results from the weekend can be found at .

Ricky’s next scheduled event will take him back to Tennessee to compete in the Tennessee State Championship on October 7-8 at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee). For more information on the $10,000-to-win, Southern Nationals Bonus Series event, please visit .

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

Rodney Sanders Rumbles to Red River Checkers; USMTS Swing Up Next

March 15th, 2016

Happy, Texas – Rodney Sanders stayed red-hot in his Swan Energy #20 MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified by topping Saturday night’s Texas Outlaw Modified Series event at Red River Speedway.

Competing in the first Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) event of the season, Rodney Sanders was one of forty-four Modifieds signed in to do battle on Saturday night at Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas). Battling for a $1,500 payday in the feature, Sanders streaked to his third straight victory and fourth overall of the season with Triston Dycus, Chadd Howell, Josh Landers, and Sam Cox rounding out the top five.

“This MB Customs #20 is just rolling right now, and that’s a good thing when you look at the big money events that are rapidly approaching,” said a smiling Sanders. “As always I want to thank my crew, my family, my sponsors, and all of my great fans for their support.”

For full results from this event, please visit

A triple header of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) racing action now awaits Sanders this weekend, March 18-20. Action opens with a pair of events at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday evening he will compete at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri). For more information on the events, please visit

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport,, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Geddes Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Eibach, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please .

Carney sweeps Red River Roundup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint features

March 10th, 2016

WICHITA FALLS, Texas –­ John Carney II was late getting to the track Friday night, and that was the only time he was late getting anywhere during the March 4-5 Red River Roundup.

Carney won both IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car features during the opening weekend for the new Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Red River Speedway, earning $700 on Friday and $1,000 on Saturday.

The sweep gave him 14 straight RaceSaver feature wins, including last September’s Sprint Car Nationals.

“I had a great car both nights. I could go anywhere on the track with it and that was thanks to my crew,” noted Carney, driver of the Coyote Candle Company ride.

After missing the draw and racing from ninth to second in his heat, Carney’s Friday checkers came from 14th starting in the main event. He was on time Saturday and won his heat, then started outside the front row and led all 25 laps.

Tim Crawley, Justin Melton, Zane Lawrence and Joe Wood Jr. completed the opening night top five. Jake Bubak, Andy Shouse, Wood and Crawley were second through fifth, respectively, on Saturday.

Carney was up to seventh in just two laps on opening night, making use of the lower line while much of the rest of the field opted for the high side, and was running second when the seventh circuit was scored. A lapped car came into play when he passed Crawley for the lead around midway.

“Tim ran the top side. I knew I’d have to pass him low so I started running the top in (turns) one and two and the bottom in three and four,” Carney said. “He came up on a lapped car and didn’t have quite the momentum. I had a full head of steam and was able to pass them both.”

The green flag stayed out for the first 20 circuits on Saturday. Two lapped cars separated Carney and Bubak before the caution waved with five to go.

“After the restart I just concentrated on hitting my marks,” he said. ”I was pretty sure no one would be able to catch me.”

New Sprint Series of Oklahoma aligns with IMCA, RaceSaver

February 9th, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla – Economics and rules sold Sprint Series of Oklahoma officials on IMCA and RaceSaver.

The inaugural tour opens with the March 4 and 5 Red River Roundup at Red River Speedway. Fifteen dates are scheduled in all, at five different tracks.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Longdale Speedway, Brill’s Motor Speedway and Oklahoma State Park also host SSO shows before the series returns to Red River and Wichita Falls, Texas, for its final events Oct. 28 and 29.

“What we’re trying to do in this area is get more people in race cars. We like the cost of this class and we like the rules,” explained Race Director Jim Messmer. “This is a dynamite thing (RaceSaver founder) French Grimes and (RaceSaver owner) Roger Hadan have put together.”

“We’ve already gotten a lot of calls about this series. We had an informational meeting about a month ago and had 40 to 50 guys show up. We’ve probably got a dozen guys right around Oklahoma City putting cars together,” Messmer added. “All the tracks are pretty excited about this. It wouldn’t surprise me if we had 30 or more
cars the first night.”

The series’ standard purse boasts a top prize of $700 and a minimum of $200 to start the main event. The March 5 Red River Roundup feature pays $1,000 to win.

“We are right at where we wanted to be as far as our number of events this season,” noted Messmer. “We gave out rules and procedures during the racers reunion held for Fairgrounds Track drivers and there were guys who wanted to race more. We may go to 20 races next year.”

Messmer drove a late model during his own career while his brother Ernie, who will head tech inspection for the SSO, piloted a sprint car.

Both were car owners before growing costs forced them out of that role. Jim became a local track race director and helped the Wingless Oklahoma Warriors with tech inspection duties last season.

“The more the cost went up, the fewer people could race sprint cars. It just got crazy around here,” he said. “IMCA and RaceSaver are going to make it possible for a lot of people to get into Sprint Cars again.”

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, series and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded for the first 13 SSO events. Series points only will be given for the Oct. 28 and 29 races.

Robertson rolls to Red River Speedway title in season of many firsts

December 7th, 2015

SHAMROCK, Texas -The first full season in a full-blown open-wheel dirt modified for Logan Robertson of Shamrock, Texas, was a first in more ways than one.

Robertson, who turned 16 years old in January, not only captured his first USRA Modified track championship but also became the youngest driver to do so in the fourteen season of USRA Weekly Racing Series competition.

“I have had an awesome season and have had some great experiences,” said Robertson, who captured the USRA Modified track championship at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. “I really have to thank Aaron Shannon and my dad for all of the things they have done for me. I also have to thank my great mom she lets me do what I love and lets my dad help me. I also want to thank my grandpa, Dean. He has bought parts for me and has been great help in the pits this year. I have a lot of people to thank, whether they sponsored me, bought a shirt, came to watch or just followed me on social media. It’s a great feeling to have all this support behind me.”

In addition to his track title, the home-schooled teenager won his career-first USRA Modified main event on August 15 at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore Okla., where he also wrapped up the 2015 campaign with an eighth-place finish in the track’s points battle.

Among more than 800 drivers in the USRA Modified division he finished 57th in national points. In 29 starts he recorded 1 win, 4 top-five and 19 top-ten finishes.

Final 2015 Red River Speedway track points:

1. 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas … 954
2. 49 Chadd Howell, Waurika, Okla. … 942
3. 90 Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas … 922
4. 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, Okla. … 921
5. 89 John Nemetz, Iowa Park, Texas … 871
6. 34n C.A. Nix, Lawton, Okla. … 716
7. 12 Michael Baker, Iowa Park, Texas … 558
8. 57 Jay Baggett, Iowa Park, Texas … 472
9. D33 Dale Miller, Wichita Falls, Texas … 414
10. W71 Harold Winton, Waurika, Okla. … 406

Although he accomplished a great deal, the fourth-generation racer is quick to share the glory with family and sponsors.

“My sponsors helped me out so much. I wouldn’t be able to do it without them,” Robertson added. “These people are great and it means so much to have their support. They have made my race team function.”

Robertson’s sponsors include Hall’s Contract Pumping, Shannon’s Reality, McNabb’s Quick Lube & Wash, Schwab’s Tinker Shop, Garrison’s Convenience Stores, Mitchell’s Family Restaurant, Panhandle Recovery Services, Champs Graphics, Panhandle Performance Engines, Toni’s Jewelry & Gifts, Kamber Kay Photography and County Star News.

To learn more about the USRA, visit or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us at on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at

USRA OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Tires, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Day
Motor Sports, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, MSD, Nitroquest Media,
RACEceiver,, Radical Race Gear.

USRA PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Boubin Tire & Automotive,, Erson Cams, Heartland Auto Racing Show, New Vision Graphics.

USRA CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, ASi Racewear, Beyea Custom Headers, BSB Manufacturing, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Harris Auto Racing, Hooker Custom Harness, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, Mitchell Machine, PBM Performance Products, QA1 Performance Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products.

USRA PARTICIPATING TRACKS: Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Boothill Speedway, Callaway Raceway, Caney Valley Speedway, Central Missouri Speedway, Chateau Raceway, Crawford County Speedway, Cresco Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, East Texas Speedway, El Paso Speedway Park, Fairmont Raceway, Fayette County Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Heartland Park Topeka, Humboldt Speedway, Huset;s Speedway, I-35 Speedway, I-90 Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Lonestar Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Monett Speedway, Nevada Speedway, North Central Arkansas Speedway, Randolph County Raceway, Rapid Speedway, Red River Speedway, RPM Speedway, Sioux Speedway, Southern New Mexico Speedway, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Springfield Raceway, Superbowl Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway, Valley Speedway.

Rodney Sanders Rumbles to Red River Checkers; Lakeside Next

October 16th, 2015

Happy, Texas – Rodney Sanders pushed his 2015 win tally to 24 over the weekend with a triumph at Red River Speedway in his Swan Energy #20 MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

Rodney Sanders made the trip to Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) on Saturday night, competing in both his Open Wheel Modified and Southern Sport Modified. Starting in 12th for the $2,000-to-win, Sport Modified feature, Sanders gained ten spots, scoring a solid 2nd place finish behind Nick Clinkenbeard with Trevor Foley, Brandon Decker, and David Bolf rounding out the top five.

With the pole positon starting spot for the A-Main in his Open Wheel Modified, Rodney streaked to his 24th win of the season with Tommy Fain, C.A. Nix, Stanley Reed Jr. and Chad Howell completing the top five. The victory was worth $3,000.

“The only thing better than getting to race in my home state is getting to win in my home state,” laughed Rodney. “All jokes aside it was a really fun weekend, and it felt great to get another win.”

For more results from these events, please visit

Up next for Rodney is a trip to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) this Thursday through Saturday, October 15th-17th for the 2nd Annual USRA National Modified Championship. For more information on the event please visit .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, S&S Fishing and Rental, Special Care, Outreachers Sustainable Solutions, Swan Racing, Geddes Race Engines, MB Customs, Alaron Energy, B&L Satellite Rental, STSI, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, C&R Radiators, Eibach Springs, Charter Oak Production Company, Palmer Painting, Beyea Headers, Five Star Shop Service, McDonald Oil Field Services, KBC Graphics, D&G Contracting, FK Rod Ends, Fike’s Transmissions, Krohn Farms, Mars Race Cars, K&N Filters, Club 29 Race Cars, Real Racing Wheels, 87 Automotive, Wichita Tank Racing, Wehrs Machine, All-Star Performance, Wilwood Breaks, Driven Race Oils, CMD Race Shocks, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit .

Relentless Rocket racks up fifth straight USMTS win at Red River Speedway

June 22nd, 2015

WICHITA FALLS, Texas–Rodney Sanders registered his fifth straight USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental victory Friday night as the series made its first-ever stop at the Red River Speedway.

Sanders started on the pole for the 40-lap main event and except for a trio of restarts including after a tense third and final caution with six laps to go nobody got any closer than that to the 25-year-old from Happy, Texas.

Dereck Ramirez and Jesse Sobbing were glued to the rear bumper of Sanders for the final restart on lap 34, but despite their best efforts were no match for the two-time defending USMTS National Champion. Triston Dycus came from ninth to finish fourth on the tricky high-banked bullring, with Johnny Scott hanging on for a fifth-place finish. Sixth through tenth, respectively, were Sean Jones, Grant Junghans, Daniel Hilsabeck, Chadd Howell and Joe Duvall.

Up next, the series heads three hours west to the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, for a Saturday night showdown. AAA Windshield has added a $250 hard charger award and $250 for the highest local finisher.

The 20-year-old facility is a popular racing destination for drivers and fans in the Texas panhandle, with past USMTS events playing in front of standing-room only crowds. The racing surface at Bill Worthens speedplant is a generous 75 feet wide in the turns with 20 degrees of banking, and 65 feet wide down the straight-aways with 5 degrees of banking. The facility has a seating for 4,000 race fan, plus handicapped parking, stadium lighting, full concessions and several luxurious V.I.P. booths. For the race teams, the pits have concrete pads available with lighting and water.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 Saturday night. General admission is $15 and kids 6 and under are free. The Buster Bledsoe Band will play in the pits after the last race.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at Exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo, Texas. For more information, call the track office at 806-383-0375 or 806-335-3478 for race day updates. The tracks website is

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IMCA Sprints, Southern SportMods new to Friday shows at Red River

January 16th, 2015

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Two IMCA divisions will race weekly on the red clay at Red River Speedway this season.

Veteran promoter Richard Snider will oversee Friday programs featuring RaceSaver Sprint Cars, a division of IMCA and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded for both divisions beginning with the Feb. 13-14 Red River IMCA Invasion special through Sept. 25.

Also on the card for the season-opening special at Red River, a former ¼-mile asphalt oval, that ran a limited schedule in 2014 are IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.

“We’re pleased to be IMCA sanctioned. It’s going to be a good deal for Sprint Car and Southern SportMod drivers and I know they’re excited about it,” Snider said. “I’m looking forward to this season, too. It’s going to be fun to get back into it again.”

Snider began promoting in 1979. He was most lately the boss at Kennedale Speedway Park before retiring briefly from the dirt track business three years ago.

“It gets in your blood,” said Snider. “I’d been doing it for so long that I got bored when I wasn’t promoting a race track.”

Along with considerable clay added to the racing surface in preparation for the upcoming season, new catch fences and retaining walls are already in place.

New construction also includes concessions stands and restroom facilities.