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Speeding Towards First Muli-Day Weekend for Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints

April 26th, 2017

With two races already in the books for the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA), it’s time for the first of several multi-day weekends. On Friday, April 28th the stars of the IRA will take to the Luxemburg Speedway for the Battle By the Bay. Then on Sunday, April 30th the IRA will make its first of two appearances at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

Friday’s race will mark the third annual Battle By the Bay, an event promoted by current series point leader Scotty Thiel’s SixFour Promotions. Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin driver and 2015 IRA rookie of the year Kyle Marten will be the man to watch as he has brought home the win in both previous Battle By the Bay events. A win won’t come easy for Marten though as he will not only have series regulars like Bill Balog to contend with, but former World of Outlaw standout, “The Crowd Pleaser” Craig Dollansky will be back behind the wheel of Wayne Modjeski’s 14aj.

Sunday’s event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds is the Harry Neitzel Memorial, in honor of the longtime supporter of Wisconsin sprint car racing and father of series regular Scotty Neitzel. Scotty, a winner last year at the big half mile, will surely be tough to beat on Sunday. His biggest challenge could come in the form of his former crew man and mentee, Jeremy Schultz. Schultz, who ran second to Neitzel the last time the 410s visited the Dodge County Fairgrounds, has shown this year he has the speed to win but bad luck has kept him out of contention. If Schultz can turn his luck around he will definitely be a threat to win on Sunday.

USMTS heats up with five races in six days July 14-19

July 14th, 2016

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — After a three-week summer vacation that saw several USMTS drivers get some well-deserved rest and relaxation while others stampeded into various dirt modified events and looted the prize money like a one-armed bandit, the stars and cars of the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental are back on the clock this week with five races in six days.

All five shows will see the winner walk away with $3,000 while every feature race starter will earn at least $250.

Action kicks off this Thursday, July 14, with the 12th Annual USMTS Stars & Stripes Shootout at the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson, Minn. a Northern Region event that was rained out earlier this season.

The event, which takes place during the Dodge County Fair, will also feature Street Stocks, Midwest Mods, Super Stocks, Outlaw Mini-Mods, Pure Stocks and Hornets.

The pit gate opens at 3:30, grandstands open at 4:30 and the first race takes the green flag at 6:30.

On Friday, July 15, the mud-chucking United States Modified Touring Series machines invade the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, for the 4th Annual Pink Out/Cancer Awareness Night in the Northern Region.

The show will be kickin cancers butt, one lap at a time featuring the Karsyns Krusaders grill car and more. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show your support for cancer research and survivors.

Gates open at 4:00 with hot laps at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. Tickets are $18 and pit passes are $30. Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks and Flyers will also be in competition.

Returning to battle in the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports, the series makes its annual stop and the Johnson familys I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, July 16, for the 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown.

The USMTS will be sharing the spotlight with the Wingless Auto Racing Series (WAR) Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Out-Pace USRA B Mods and E-Mods with gates opening at 4:00, hot laps at 6:15 and races starting at 7:00.

General admission is $20, kids ages 7-12 are $8, children 6 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. For suite availability, call (660) 749-5317.

On Monday, July 18, the tireless USMTS touring titans return to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, for some unfinished business from last month.

Rained out June 14 after heat races were completed, all thats left to do is run the main event. New drivers not already locked in can show up and start behind the drivers already qualified for the feature race.

Stock Cars, Trucks and Hobby Stocks will also be racing. Hot laps start at 6:00 with racing at 6:30.

And then on Tuesday, July 19, by popular demand the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental returns to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the 11th Annual USMTS Summer Classic.

The tripleheader event at the Mahaska County Monster will also showcase the Iron Man Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the menu.

Gates open at 5:00 with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:00. Adult general admission tickets are $20, Kids ages 11-6 are $10 and children 10 and younger get in for free.

The final event in the MSD Central Region will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, during the $5,000-to-win 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

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Dusty Zomer Makes Side Trip Payoff with Checkered Flag Classic IRA win at Dodge County

September 28th, 2015

Beaver Dam, WI – Dusty “Zoom Zoom” Zomer was headed home after a somewhat frustrating couple days racing in Ohio. The Sioux Falls, SD native decided that on the way home, why not take in another show. The decision was well worth is as Zomer made his way past early race leader Bill Rose, and then fended off the challenges of seven-time series champion Bill Balog to earn a convincing win at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

An occasional competitor with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints the victory was the first for Zomer in IRA action since taking the win at Amsoil Speedway in Superior just over a year ago. The 25 lap main event on the high-speed half-mile oval saw title contender Rose start the contest from the pole position and he spent the early portions of the contest fending off the challenges of Jordan Goldesberry who was seeking his third IRA victory of the season.

Zomer who had started in the eighth spot joined the battle for the lead, supplanting Goldesberry in the second spot on lap 13. Four laps later Zomer shot past Rose for the lead and he started to check out on the field. The only slowdown of the contest took place with six laps to go when Scotty Theil came to a halt in turn two. Just prior to the yellow Balog had made his way past Rose for the second spot and he was tight on Zomer’s tail tank for the restart.
Zomer was quick to react to the green flag and with clean air in front of him Zomer managed to pull out to a six car length advantage that he would to the finish.

Balog crossed the finish line in second place wheeling a machine owned by Brandon Thone. It was a bittersweet weekend for Balog as while this evening’s second place run was a highlight, a wild tumble while doing battle for the lead last evening at Luxemburg had severely damaged his normal ride owned by Hans Lein. Thone offered his ride to Balog this evening and together they teamed up for s second place run. Thone also fielded a second car for Robbie Pribnow who finished a respectable sixth, giving Thone a pair of top six finishes as a car owner.

Rose who had turned in the best performance of the title contenders claiming the final podium spot. Ben Schmidt had lead the standings by 34 points heading into the evening but a disappointing 15th place finish coupled with the third place run by Rose erased the lead. The pair are now tied in points for the championship heading into the final night. Scotty Neitzel, seeking his third career Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint title sits third in points. He is unofficially 27 markers back after a tenth place run and is still in a good position should Rose and Schmidt falter on the final night. Mike Reinke earned the fourth place finishing spot this evening followed by Goldesberry who completed the top five.

The final race of 2015 will be held on Saturday night October 3rd at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at or by logging onto the series Facebook page at the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints. The IRA Sprints are presented by its long time supporting series partners. The series support is led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.

Remaining 2015 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Events:
10/3/2014 Sheboygan County
Fairpark – Plymouth, WI

Weekend Double-Header Should Clarify Championship Picture in Outlaw Sprints

September 23rd, 2015

Appleton, WI – It has been an amazing season for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. So far 17 different drivers have captured A-main wins in the 24 events held this season. Five drivers are in contention for the championship with three events to go. The series has averaged over 30 cars per events. All remarkable statistics on their own. The numbers themselves however are not a full indication of the amazing season it has been.

From dramatic late race finishes, to new drivers getting their first taste of victory the 2015 season for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints series will go into the record books as one of the most action packed in it’s 50 plus year history. The best part? It’s not over yet. Three races remain, and a pair of those will be contested at two very different race tracks this coming weekend. Luxemburg Speedway, and the Dodge County Fairgrounds will host the events. As far as the championship chase goes the biggest question mark will be the second annual Battle by The Bay held on Friday night September 25th. Presented by Six-Four promotions, the event held at Luxemburg Speedway marks the second straight year the winged 410 outlaw sprints have taken to the slightly banked third-mile clay oval located in Northeastern Wisconsin. Last year marked the return of sprint car action to the track for the first time in nearly a decade.

Kyle Marten, the current leader in the 2015 Rookie of the Year chase had an amazing run scoring his first IRA victory
before his rookie season even officially began. Marten, currently ninth in the season point chase heads into this year’s show seeking his first top five performance of the season. Last year he was chased to the finish by Phillip Mock another driver looking to get back to victory lane after capturing a pair of IRA wins in 2014. Heading into the Luxemburg event Friday night, Ben Schmidt sits precariously atop the standings. The multi-time 360 sprint champion has overcome some major setbacks fighting his way to the top in spite of adversity. He holds a scant 8 point advantage on two-time series champion Scotty Neitzel. Neitzel has been methodical in his performances and is the only driver this season to have started every single A-main event. Flawless best describes the season for Neitzel
who has already scored a win and is seeking another.

Third in points is veteran racer Bill Rose. Rose spent the majority of the season trading the point lead back and forth with Schmidt. A bit of bad luck has hindered Rose of late and he has fallen 31 markers back from the top of the point heap. Rose, who is still seeking his first Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint victory could use that first win to shoot back to the top of the standings. Jeremy Schultz had earned a pair of wins during the 2015 campaign and has moved within 53 markers of the top of the point list a podium finish in the most recent event has given the 2013 Rookie of the Year momentum coming into Friday nights show. Blake Nimee is the final driver with a shot at the 2015 title. He’s currently 88 points back. He’s having the best season of his young career having captured a pair of wins but it will likely take another trip to victory lane to help him close the gap and strengthen his title hopes.

The Friday night show at the Luxemburg Speedway will start with pit gates opening at 2:00pm, grandstand gates opening at 5:00pm and racing to start at 7:00pm! Three other divisions will support the 410 Outlaw Sprints as IMCA type Northern Sport Mods will be on hand along with INEX Legends and 600cc Micro Sprints.Adults tickets are $20, a youth ticket for children ages 11 through 15 is available $10 and youngsters ages 10 and under are admitted FREE.Luxemburg Speedway is located at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds just off 3rd Street in Luxemburg, Wisconsin. The slightly banked third-mile clay oval is just 20 minutes east of Green Bay, Wisconsin on Highway 54.For additional information please check out or After Friday evening’s show the drama will continue to unfold at the Dodge County Fairgrounds with the running of the Checkered Classic on Saturday night, September 26th. Known as the “Horsepower Half-mile”, the intensity will ramp up as the 900 horsepower winged sprints will be approaching 130 mph on the long straights.

Located just east of Beaver Dam, WI the track has a throw back feel to the glory days of short track racing. Open wheel star Rico Abreu made a late race pass in IRA standout Mike Reinke for the victory in the last appearance for the series. Reinke, who was leading the race this past weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway when mechanical issues dropped him from the contest. Reinke is no doubt hoping to have things back together in time to participate in this weekends Dodge County event. All totaled over two-dozen drivers are expected to accept the challenge at Dodge County on Saturday night.

The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will be joined by the Midwest Sprint Car Association MSA 360
Sprints. Plus the Mid-Am Stock Car Series and Vintage cars will also take on the big half mile clay oval! Pit Gates open at 2:00pm, Spectator Gates open at 4:00pm. Warm ups are schedule for 5:00pm pm with hot laps to follow. Opening ceremonies will take place at 6:15 pm. Spectator admission is $20 for adults. Students ages 6 through 12 are admitted for $5. Children ages 5 years and younger are admitted FREE.For more info on the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at or by logging onto the series Facebook page at the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints. The IRA Sprints are presented by its long time supporting series partners. The series support is led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.

2015 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints Final Events:
9/25/2015 Luxembuerg Speedway – Luxemburg, WI
9/26/2015 Dodge County Fairgrounds – Beaver Dam, WI
10/3/2015 Sheboygan County Fairpark – Plymouth, WI

Half-Mile Clay Oval x 900 Horsepower Winged Sprints= Amazing Speed!

July 10th, 2015

Beaver Dam, WI – It’s all about the math. Stick a 900 horsepower winged sprint, on a half-mile clay oval, and you have speeds approaching 130mph as drivers sling their cars into the corners at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

Seven-time series champ Bill Balog holds the current track record of 16.211 seconds! Now add in 24 starters taking the green flag in a 23-lap A-main, the distance in honor of the 16th Annual Rick Schmidt Memorial, and there is only one possible outcome to the equation presented. The correct answer? Excitement! The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will showcase the amazing speed of the fastest cars on dirt this Friday evening. The event is the first of three shows to be presented this year at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

This event is the 16th Annual Rick Schmidt Memorial race. Schmidt, a renowned driver, and crew chief. He was instrumental in helping make the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints a true touring series. After he passed away in 1999, an annual event was established at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in his honor, and the A-main is always contested 23 laps in remembrance of his car number. The list of possible winners is nearly endless, as six different drivers have tasted victory in the first 9 events this season. A Schmidt name could well be on the trophy at the end of the day. Though no relation, Ben Schmidt is leading the way in the current standings. Ben scored his first career IRA win at Beaver Dam Raceway in early May. Since that time he has recorded four runner-up finishes. That effort is enough to give the former multi-time 360 sprint champ a slim lead in the 2015 standings. Hot on his heels is Plainfield, Indiana native Bill Rose. So far in 2015 Rose has finished every main event in the top ten. His remarkable consistency goes all the way back to when he joined the series full time at the beginning of 2014. Since
that time he has started every A-main and has only a single DNF. The only thing missing from his resume is a victory and that is something that’s coming… it’s only a matter of time.

Scotty Neitzel currently ranks third in the season standings, the two-time champion nailed down a win recently at Angell Park Speedway and considers the big Dodge County oval among his favorites. Mike Reinke, the most recent winner in IRA competition having won just last week is a standout performer on the big half-mile. Last year during the season finale at Dodge County it was Reinke charging to the lead in the closing laps only to have mechanical ills slow his pace in the final circuit. He’s seeking redemption for that near victory. The field this Friday will also see hard chargers like 2013 IRA Rookie of the Year Jeremy Schultz, hard charging youngsters Blake Nimee, Phillip Mock and Scotty Thiel and local favorite Russel Borland. Let’s then add to the mix 2015 rookie of the year hopeful’s Kyle Marten, Rick Kelsey and Kyle Marten. Proving racing is a family sport toss in the father and son team of Dennis and Kris Spitz, along with cousins Scott and Dave Uttech.

Long time series supporters Steve Meyer, Wayne Modjeski, Bill Wirth, Scott Biertzer, Allen Hafford, Jereme Schroeder, Brandon Thone and Michael Decker should also appear. In addition to a field of nearly 30 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint cars expected in attendance for this Friday Nights show, two other divisions will be taking to the track. The 360 winged sprints and IMCA type modifieds.

Modified cars cars must be EITHER Beaver Dam Raceway, IMCA, or Wilmot Raceway legal. Spectator Admission; Adults $20, kids 6-12 yrs $5, 5 yrs and younger FREE. Pit admission $30 . The Dodge County Fairgrounds is located on highway 33, just 2 miles east of Beaver Dam and just west of highway 26. For additional information please see For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at or by logging onto the series Facebook page at the series is also on twitter at

The IRA Sprints are presented by its long time supporting series partners. The series support is led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals,
Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.