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For Immediate Release

June 2, 2011

 

Final Preparations for AMRA Super Weekend at Beckley-Natural Bridge
Schrader and Wallace Join AMRA Stars



MT. ALTO, WV- The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) and Federated Auto Parts, in conjunction with two of the regions most highly touted tracks have come together to bring Beckley Motorsports Park, Beckley, WV and Natural Bridge Speedway, Lexington, VA an AMRA "Super Weekend" Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Each night will feature a "Federated Racing /Fisher Auto Parts 35" modified spectacular, featuring the powerful AMRA open wheel modifieds.


Said Beckley's Jim Williams, "This is a huge shot in the arm from the great folks from Federated Racing/Fisher Auto Parts to bring Ken Schrader here and to have chosen BMP as one of the tracks hosting a NASCAR star. It will be a great show with Kenny participating. You know, he is just not here to sign autographs, he's going to be doing what he does best, and that is race! I believe the competition he will face will be the best in the nation. It should be an awesome show for the fans!!!!!"


Friday June 10th the Road Warriors will be at Beckley Motorsports Park. The "Federated Racing Fisher Auto Parts 35" will have Kenny Schrader in attendance in his modified to again take on the Road Warriors. The program will consist of 1 lap qualifying, heats, at least one B-main and a 35 lap mail event. The field will be set at 19 cars.18 cars from the heats and an RWT provisional. The top six will be set by a fast dash between the heat race winners (or if less than six heats, the top six qualifiers racing into the feature). Purse is the new improved Silver.1. 1200 2.800 3. 550 4. 450 5. 375 6.325 7. 300 8. 275 9. 250 10. 225 11. 190 12. 180 13 to 19 175 to start. Gates open at 5:00


Saturday June 11th The Road Warriors travel for the first time to Natural Bridge Speedway. The Federated Racing Fisher Auto Parts 35 at the Bridge will feature both Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace. The field will increase to 24 cars. 22 locked in from the heats and 2 provisional. Racers will see the purse increased to the new improved Gold for this event. 1.1500 2.1000 3. 700 4. 600 5. 525 6. 450 7. 415 8. 375 9. 335 10. 300 11. 270 12. 240 13. 225 14. 210 15 to 24 200 to start. Gates open at 3:00, drivers meeting at 5:15, hot laps at 5:30. 11:00pm curfew at the track so anyone making the haul will be home early.


Said Director of Racing Operations for the AMRA, Scott Wolfe, "Hours and hours of hard work have gone into this deal to make it come together. Most of the work was long and hard and a volunteer effort to make something great happen for the AMRA drivers, the AMRA tracks, and the fans. This should be a special weekend for everyone. Thanks to everyone who helped make this deal a reality."


One of the things that makes this deal attractive besides the obvious appeal of having NASCAR legends and a good purse, is the fact that the tracks are only 120 miles apart.


Here is a special note for drivers. The new M100 is now legal for AMRA modifieds. The flat only tire change policy will be in effect at all Road Warrior show. Fans and drivers should check respective websites or call for further information. Amended AMRA rules are posted in the news section of the AMRA website.

 

Friday at Beckley, Eagle Coal, Gerald Stokes/West Star Management of Beckley, WV and Vondy Brunty have sweetened the pot as race sponsor, elevating the Beckley purse to $1,200 to win and $175 to start, a total feature pay-out of $6170. Also, there will be a "Dash for Cash" paying $100 to win, featuring the six heat race winners. Racers will have to race their way into the dash and their finish will determine the starting line-up for the feature.


A similar "Dash for Cash" has been added at Natural Bridge where Erwin Racing Supply is sponsoring the $100 to win dash; and Brett Hamilton Enterprises is sponsoring the race hard-charger to the tune of $100. In addition, the NBS race will pay $1,500 to the winner, $200 to start in the first-ever appearance of the Road Warriors at the thriving speed-plant.
Gates Open at 5 p.m. and warm-ups are at approximately 7:00. Plans for a Meet and Greet are also in the works so that fans can come early and get an autograph from Kenny Schrader. See the website for details.


Larry and Karey Ramsey are equally excited about the weekend. "It's the first time-ever for the AMRA Road Warrior Challenge and on top of that you have both Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace coming to our track and actually participating on the dirt. The competition the AMRA brings, the good purses at both tracks, and everyone working together on this should make it a great night for everyone."


More information can be found at http://www.federatedautoparts.com/  ; http://beckleymotorsportspark.com/new/index.html  ; nbspeedway.com  ; and www.amramodified.com .


See directions to respective tracks at end of release.


The AMRA recommends that drivers and fans contact various tracks for start times via phone or individual track websites before traveling.
Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series! Tru-Tech and Freddie Carpenter is now a proud sponsor of the Late Model Series, while The Bumper Man, Killer Bee Bodies and Carthage Auto Parts have joined the AMRA team. Carthage Auto Parts and Dave Norton will now sponsor the Rookie of the Year Award.
More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.


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Federated Auto/Fisher Auto Parts 35 Super Weekend Gets Bigger
AMRA Proud to Unveil Revitalized Road Warrior Challenge
Schrader to appear at both tracks/ Wallace at Natural Bridge

(AMRA) American Motor Racing Association News Release June 3, 2011

MT. ALTO, WV- Beckley Motor Speedway, Beckley, WV and Natural Bridge Speedway, Lexington, VA have come together for AMRA "Super Weekend" Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 for a pair of "Federated Racing Fisher Auto Parts 35" modified extravaganza's, featuring the powerful AMRA open wheel modifieds. Although the two tracks are working together in a festive spirit, a sort of "Border Wars" has emerged in what is quickly becoming one of the biggest weekends in AMRA Road Warrior Challenge history; if not one of the biggest in all of open wheel modified racing.


In addition to one of the top notch purses east of the Mississippi, another drawing card is the appearance of NASCAR legend Kenny Schrader, who will participate in the program in his Federated Auto Parts dirt modified. Also billed on the card for Saturday night at Natural Bridge is another Kenny--Kenny Wallace, "The Hermanator", who will also compete in his Federated Auto Modified (only Sat.). The close proximity of the tracks makes the weekend attractive to both racers and fans.


Although Schrader and Wallace are on the Marquis, there is a supporting cast of many of the best open wheel racers in the country, including past and present AMRA stars, and track champions from member AMRA tracks who are committing to the huge race weekend. Top name drivers from outside the AMRA are also showing interest in coming to town to sweep the best of the AMRA. Many bragging rights are at stake.


An attractive addition to the NBS program is that 24 cars will take the green flag for the feature. 18 cars plus the RWT provisional will be the norm at Beckley for a 19-car field.


Friday at Beckley, Eagle Coal, Gerald Stokes/West Star Management of Beckley, WV and Vondy Brunty have sweetened the pot as race sponsor, elevating the Beckley purse to $1,200 to win and $175 to start, a total feature pay-out of $6170. Also, there will be a "Dash for Cash" paying $100 to win, featuring the six heat race winners. Racers will have to race their way into the dash and their finish will determine the starting line-up for the feature.


A similar "Dash for Cash" has been added at Natural Bridge where Erwin Racing Supply is sponsoring the $100 to win dash; and Brett Hamilton Enterprises is sponsoring the race hard-charger to the tune of $100. In addition, the NBS race will pay $1,500 to the winner, $200 to start in the first-ever appearance of the Road Warriors at the thriving speed-plant.
Both races are 35 lap features with one (1)- lap qualifying, a fast car dash, qualifying heats, and at least one B-main. The evening will culminate with the "Federated Racing Fisher Auto Parts 35" features.


Natural Bridge Speedway promoter's Larry and Karey Ramsey are pleased to be a part of the newly formed partnership with the American Motor Racing Association for the 2011 racing season as well as hosting other AMRA events. The Natural Bridge team is looking forward to a great season. Likewise, one of the veteran promoters of the AMRA, Jimmy Williams of Beckley Motorsports Park is pleased to be a partner is this great racing opportunity. Additionally, the AMRA is pleased to have both tracks and Federated Auto Parts working together so diligently to put on a great show for both fans and drivers.


Natural Bridge Speedway and Federated Auto Parts welcome Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace to Natural Bridge Speedway. Schrader and Wallace will both compete in the AMRA open wheel modified series. Fans may visit www.nbspeedway.com for more details.


Natural Bridge gates open at 3:00, the driver's meeting is at 5:15, hot laps are at 5:30. The track has an 11:00 p.m. curfew so anyone making the tow will be home early. Sunoco race fuel is available at both tracks. AMB TransX260 Transponders and RACEceivers available at the NBS track. Racceivers are required.


At Beckley, Racecars are timed by the transponder system and are required. Transponders can be rented for $10 per week along with a $5 fee for the carrier. Transponder carriers are required. Transponder and carrier can be purchased for a fee. Transponders are required to be placed on the bottom side of the rear axle tube on the right side of the car with the silver side facing down for Late Models and Modifeds. Gates Open at 5 p.m. and warm-ups are at approximately 7:00. Plans for a Meet and Greet are also in the works so that fans can come early and get an autograph from Kenny Schrader. See the website for details.


More information can be found at http://www.federatedautoparts.com/  ; http://beckleymotorsportspark.com/new/index.html ;
nbspeedway.com  ; and www.amramodified.com .
 

See directions to respective tracks at end of release.


The AMRA recommends that drivers and fans contact various tracks for start times via phone or individual track websites before traveling.
Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series! Tru-Tech and Freddie Carpenter is now a proud sponsor of the Late Model Series, while The Bumper Man, Killer Bee Bodies and Carthage Auto Parts have joined the AMRA team. Carthage Auto Parts and Dave Norton will now sponsor the Rookie of the Year Award.


More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.


Another media press release will follow at midweek.





Directions to Beckley

Physical Address:
301 Race Track Road.
Prosperity, WV 25909
Driving Directions: Driving Directions
FROM THE NORTH
PARKERSBURG/CHARLESTON AREA
Take I-77 South to Exit 48 US 19
Follow US 19 towards Bradley/North Beckley
Turn Right on Robert C Byrd Drive
Take Robert C Byrd Drive to Prosperity RD (0.6 Miles)
Turn Right onto Prosperity RD
Follow Prosperity RD To Race Track RD (0.7 Miles)
Turn Right onto Racetrack RD
Follow Racetrack RD to Beckley Motorsports Park. (0.4 Miles)
Track is located on the left of Racetrack RD
FROM SOUTH
PRINCETON, WV OR VIRGINIA

Take I-77 North to Exit 48 US 19 North Beckley Summersville
Follow US 19 towards Bradley/North Beckley
Turn Right on Robert C Byrd Drive
Take Robert C Byrd Drive to Prosperity RD (0.6 Miles)
Turn Right onto Prosperity RD
Follow Prosperity RD To Race Track RD (0.7 Miles)
Turn Right onto Racetrack RD
Follow Racetrack RD to Beckley Motorsports Park. (0.4 Miles)
Track is located on the left of Racetrack RD

Natural Bridge................

Directions to Natural Bridge
168 North Dry Well Road,
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
(click here for map)
Driving directions from Winchester, VA:

Interstate 81 South
Take Exit 180A (Exit is on left)
Travel about 2 miles on US 11
Take left onto North Dry Well Road
Track is a short distance on right.
Driving Directions from Roanoke, VA:
Interstate 81 North
Take Exit 175
Turn Right to get to US 11
Take a left onto US 11
Travel approximately 3 1/2 miles on US 11
Turn Right onto North Dry Well Road
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 31, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONATCT LOU LONG PRES. AND PR DIRECTOR

BOLLAND MASTERS MONSTER HALF MILE

Kevin Bolland likes racing in his back yard. Pittsbrgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is the closest stop on the BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour to his home in New Brighton. His victory was the second since the mighty Big Blocks returned to the track after a long absence.

Bolland turned a potential strategic error into an advantage. He set the car up to run on a slick track, but the track prep crew applied some water before the features got started. He was able to get a decent start and he ran with the lead group in the early going. As the race progressed, the track came to him and he was able to build a sizable lead.

Lapped cars were almost his undoing. "The lapped traffic played a role tonight," Bolland said. "Some of the lapped traffic slid up on the track and we really had to wait it out to get around them," he explained. Bolland countered by coming down off the cushion and using a low line to pick off the lapped cars. While this maneuver proved to be effective, it enabled Jeremiah Shingledecker to close in on him over the final ten laps. Shingledecker may have been more of a factor in the final outcome were it not for his own run-in with a lapped car with about five laps to go. Bolland was confident that he could have held off the challenge. "They might have caught us, but I don't think they would have gotten around us."

Lady luck put Brian Weaver and Jeremiah Shingledecker on the front row for the start of the 30 lapper. Weaver fired first and led the field into turn one. However, he was unable to hold the low line and that left the dooor open for Kevin Hoffman. His potent Big Block Ford powered off turn two with the lead. Shingledecker swooped by Weaver on the outside and it was soon apparent that Weaver was in trouble. He fell back due to a fuel feed problem that corrected itself somewhat as the race went on.

While Hoffman lead Shingledecker in the early going, the man on the move was Chad Homan. The New York invader was using the low line to great advantage. He worked into third by lap five and slipped under Shingldecker on the next circuit. He even challenged Hoffman, but Hoffman used a lapped car as a pick to maintain his lead. Hoffman was not as lucky the next time around. With the bottom lane open, Homan charged off turn two to grab the lead running down the long back chute.

Homan started to stretch his lead as the laps clicked off. However, the race took a dramatic turn on lap 11. Brad Rapp struck the wall in turn two to bring out the only caution in the race. Rapp was battling Brian Swartzlander for position at the time. Swartzlander slid up and Rapp had nowhere to go. "I didn't even know he was there," Swartzlander said apologetically. "I felt bad for him to get caught up in something like that."

While the field was circulating under the yellow, some cars kicked mud up from the apron into Homan's groove. He did not realize what happened and used his usual line entering turn one on the restart. He got into a four-wheel skid and surrendered the lead to Shingledecker. While Homan was scrambling to regain control, Hoffman slowed and soon retired from the race with a broken rocker arm.

Bolland went to the whip and raced past Shingledecker to lead lap 13. At the halfway mark, he led Homan, Shingledecker, Murdick, King and Swartzlander.

Shingledecker swapped places with Homan by lap 20 and he set out after the leader.

Bolland continued to lead, but Shingledcker was reeling him in. Shingledcker's charge was slowed briefly by a shunt with a lapped car, and that may have preserved the win for Bolland.

While the fans were ready for a two-car battle to the checkers, the race ended in a most unusual fashion. On the final lap, one of the flagmen inadvertently hit the red light switch. He immediately put the green light on again. But, in that fleeting moment, some of the racers slowed their pace. None came to a complete stop, however.

Bolland was one of the racers who slowed and he passed under the ceckers for the apparent win. Fortunately for him, Shingledecker also reacted to the flash of red and he crossed the line in second. Homan was a close third.

Behind the leaders, some positions did change. Dave Murdick, who took the white flag in fourth, was shuffled back to sixth. Brian Swartzlander advanced two spots. Mudick and company quickly lodged a protest.

After learning what happened, track and series officials agreed to hold the finish pending a review of transponder scoring records. A comparison between laps 29 and 30 showed, surprisingly, that Murdick and Swartzlander were the only affected racers.

The speedway stepped up to make up the difference in pay between fourth and sixth position. That left series officials to decide what to do about the points to be awarded.

After getting input from the speedway and from the involved drivers, series officials decided to revert to lap 29 scoring for the purposes of points.

Murdick was restored to fourth and Rex King Sr. held his fifth place finish. Swartzlander was scored in sixth, but paid for fourth as well.

Rounding out the top ten were Mark Flick, Rex King, Jr., Brian Weaver and Chris Haines.

Heat race wins went to Bolland, Swartzlander and Murdick. Bolland broke the track record four times during his heat, but Swartzlander lowered the mark even further in his heat. The record now stands at 19.377. .

There was no B Main.

No provisionals were needed to complete the field.

The Landrum Racer of the Race award was presented to Mark Flick for his smooth and steady run from fourteenth to seventh.

As the feature winner, Bolland also took home a prize from new series sponsor, R2C Performance Products.

BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour Round Two: Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Imperial, PA: May 28, 2011: 1. Kevin Bolland ($1,500); 2. Jeremiah Shingledecker ($1,000); 3. Chad Homan ($800); 4. Dave Murdick ($600); 5. Rex King, Sr. ($550); 6. Brian Swartzlander ($600); 7. Mark Flick ($450); 8. Rex King, Jr. ($400); 9. Brian Weaver ($360); 10. Chris Haines ($330); 11. Mike Turner ($320); 12. Shannon Whaley ($310); 13. Mark Frankhouser ($300); 14. Steve Feder ($290); 15. Shawn Fleeger ($280); 16. Tommy Mattocks ($260); 17. Carl Murdick ($240); 18. Randy Chronister ($230); 19. Don Brown ($225); 20. John Bichanan ($220); 21. Skip Moore ($210); 22. Kevin Hoffman ($205); 23. Brad Rapp ($200).

The roster of 2011 sponsors for The Modified Tour, Inc. includes: Bicknell Racing Products; Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.; World Racing Group - DIRTcar; Sunoco Race Fuels - Bazell Oil Co.; Approved Toilet Rentals, Inc.; Bert Transmission; Big Daddy's Speed Center Inc.; Bulldog Rear Ends - Diversified Machine, Inc.; Engles Trucking Services, Inc.; Bilstein Shocks – Fastline Performance; ISC Racers Tape; Hall's Safety Equipment Corp.; King Brothers; Kirkey Racing Fabrication Inc.; Landrum Spring; McCool's Signs and Graphics; Motorsports World; Oyler Photos & More; Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP; Preist Enterprises, Inc.; Pro Shocks; R2C Performance Products; RaceQuip; Ray's Racing Collectibles; Rock Concrete; Slippery Rock Sportswear; T & D Machine; Ultra-Shield Race Products; Valken Wheels; Winters Performance Products Inc.; and Wrisco Industries Inc. Watch for further additions to the list of 2011 sponsors.

Now entering its fourteeth year of success, The Modified Tour, Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area the opportunity to compete for higher purses and for a seasonal point fund. It expands the profile for this exciting brand of motorsports throught the the tri-state area.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo: Brett Bieber with his $2140 smile after winning the Spring Spectacular at Shellhammers. Mike Feltenberger Photo

May 31, 2011

 

Bieber and Kurtz Shellhammers Big Winners

The 2nd annual running of the Spring Spectacular at Shellhammers Speedway went off without a hitch and for the 34 entries, the hot weather did nothing to compete with the hot action on the high-banked 1/8th mile.

The top 15 would be lined up by 2 timed laps around the speedway and winning the Ronnie Tobias Fast Time Award sponsored by Rich Tobias was the 2010 Shellhammers Champion, Brett Bieber.The "Oley Jet" fresh off a prelim win on Saturday night continued his momentum on Sunday and took the honors of bringing the field to the green.

The letter mains were used to get the remaining 7 A Main starters and winning the D,C and B were Alex Schoffstall,Joe Nemeth and Jim Housworth with each winner getting $50.

The 22 car field took the green and was tightly packed with some "rubbing is racing"action as the drivers were looking for the quickest way around.Bieber was setting a blistering pace that found the back markers getting the passing flag within 10 laps of the green.

The halfway signal was given by Dave Cordier,Jr and Bieber just collected another $20 for the Bobby Stull 1/2 Way Bonus as a few teams were starting to fall by the wayside. Matt Carman and Shellhammers regular Rick Conrad started having their own personal battle for the 2nd spot as Branden Clauss in the Mark Clauss wrenched 211 was beginning to get faster as the race progressed.

Laps were being run off with no major incidents to slow down Bieber and the lead pack as Joe Nemeth in the 10 made his way into the top 6 and was riding along with a chance at a top 5 ended by a right rear flat.

Nothing was going to stop Bieber as he crossed the finish line over $2000 richer with Matt Carman in the Paul Lotier, Jr owned 7 taking home $1000 for his efforts. Rick Conrad put his 25 onto the scales after a strong 3rd place run which netted him $500.
Rounding out the top 5 were Branden Clauss and "the Green Machine"# 67 of JR Fulper, who quietly finds his way to the front, when the checkered is thrown.

The Junior Class Young Guns 25 had quite a few entries from drivers that never saw the speedway before Sunday and for these younger drivers they put on another stellar showing.

"The Midget" Chris Kurtz was not to be denied his trip to victory lane aboard the X5 as one of his closest friends in the class Dylan Martin was in hot pursuit to the end, getting a hard fought runnerup finish. Saturday nights Junior winner BJ Antonio rounded out the top 3 wheeling the black and green 46.

The complete program was completed by 3:30,giving all teams a chance to make it home and still enjoy the early evening hours.

The Super National status applied to the SS 50 with Bieber getting 150 points for the win instead of the usual 120 as each position gets a 30 point increase.

The total payout for the May 29th Spring Spectacular exceeded $7400 which ranks up there with many of the big car payouts.

Special thanks to the Cordier Family and Shellhammers Speedway staff for giving the Slingshots a chance to showcase their talents for major league money.

Spring Spectacular 50
1.Brett Bieber $2140
2.Matt Carman $1000
3.Rick Conrad $ 550
4. Branden Clauss $ 300
5.JR Fulper $ 275
6.Matt Mertz $250
7.Travis Bieber $275
8.TylerBoniface $175
9.Simon Egan $150
10.Steve Yankowski $125
11.Alex Schoffstall $150
12.Ryan Raidline $75
13.Luke Schostkewitz $75
14.Justin Zucal $75
15.Shannon Smith $100
16.Joe Nemeth $100
17. Ricky Yetter $50
18.Mark Sensenig $50
19.Jim Housworth $100
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 30, 2011
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SANTA MARIA HOSTS 360 SPRINTS SATURDAY


Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway hosts this Saturday night’s USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car event and Ryan Bernal takes a 31-point lead over Richard VanderWeerd into the second of five scheduled Santa Maria races this season.

VanderWeerd won at Santa Maria in April, a race in which Bernal finished fifth.

Santa Maria also hosts July 30, August 27 and September 17 West Coast 360 Sprint races.



USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Ryan Bernal-354; 2-Richard VanderWeerd-323; 3-Jace VanderWeerd-293; 4-Bud Kaeding-290; 5-Wes Gutierrez-285; 6-Greg Alexander-272; 7-Danny Faria Jr.-242; 8-Justyne Hamblin-231; 9-Peter Murphy-230; 10-Dennis Howell-213.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 30, 2011

 

AMRA to Adjust Road Warrior Rules Rule Changes to Help Loyal Following




MT. ALTO, WV- The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA)is one of the longest, continuously operating sanctioning bodies of open wheel racing in the nation. The AMRA knows that the past couple years have been tough on driver participation and the ability of drivers to travel long distances. Thus, the organization has once again listened to the racer and intends to implement rule changes that make traveling more appealing to the core of the AMRA modified contingent.

Among the rule changes are: 1) the re-implementation of tire changes in Road Warrior Challenge features; 2) RWT provisional’s; 3) increasing the number of cars that start; 4) and an incentive program that will help tracks run Road Warrior programs that are regularly established, weekly AMRA member tracks. Additionally, another rules clarification has been concerning roof measurements.

The development of other rule changes may follow, pending further review.

“For every action, there is a reaction,” said Director of Racing Operations for the AMRA, Scott Wolfe. “We don’t want to re-invent the wheel, but at the same time we don’t want to make wholesale changes that have consequences down the road. We took some time to analyze where we were as an organization and took a long look at where we were going.”

“We saw a need to showcase our Road Warrior Challenge and we saw a need to help the racers that support the Road Warrior Challenge races,” said Wolfe. “At the same time, we didn’t want to take anything away from the core of a great group of racers that race at our tracks each and every week.”

The changes for Road Warrior Challenge races only follow:

1) At AMRA Road Warrior Challenge feature races, competitors will have the opportunity to change a flat tire in a designated work area. Racers will be given the greater of two (2) courtesy laps or two (2) minutes to change the tire. Drivers must go directly to the work area. Drivers cannot bypass the work area, and upon entry to the work area, the tire must be flat. Failure to go to the work area will result in forfeiting the right to re-enter the race. This rule is for Road Warrior feature events only.

2) Up to two provisional starters, hereby referred to as Provisional’s, may be added to Road Warrior Challenge tour events. The AMRA reserves the right to add the highest RWT point man--who did not race his way into the RWT feature --to the feature line-up. If all RWT drivers present make the feature, then the highest AMRA National Points in attendance WILL be added to the line-up.

In the event neither of the above is met, then the AMRA reserves the right to add a driver of their choice. Drivers must attempt to run a B-main, or if applicable a heat and a B-main. An attempt will be deemed as “taking the green flag”. Drivers believed to be sandbagging and not in good faith attempting to “race their way into a feature”, may be ineligible for the provisional.

The second of the Provisional’s will be reserved for the Track/Promoter’s Provisional. The track/promoter MAY reserve the right to place whomever they feel is deserving of the honor-- based upon criteria established by each individual track. The AMRA recommends the track high-point man or former track champion; however, the AMRA will not establish further restrictions upon this choice. The track Promoter’s choice will be final. The track promoter provisional is OPTIONAL.

3) The minimum number of cars in the starting line-up will be 18 plus at least one, aforementioned Provisional, which will raise the minimum car count to at least 19. There will be no maximum number of cars established, excepting the fact that the safety, and size of the track will be considered. The AMRA and track promoter will negotiate additional starting slots beyond 19 per each individual track. If the promoter chooses to use a track provisional the minimum starting line-up will be 20 cars.

4) Tires –Beginning June 10, 2011 the Hoosier M100 tire will be legal at ALL AMRA Road Warrior Events, and also at all participating AMRA tracks running weekly shows.

Current, AMRA Hoosier Tires must read MEDIUM; MED 200’s will not be tolerated. If tire does not spell out MEDIUM you will be disqualified. Only tires which are recognized as approved by AMRA are allowed. Hoosier Racing Tires 2 ply E-Mod 26.0 & 26.5 & 27.5 x 8.0-15 in soft, medium & hard compounds and 26.5 & 27.5x8-15 in the A40, D40 & H40 compounds are the only legal sizes and com-pounds allowed. Now the M100’s are legal beginning June 10. 2011.

5) AMRA Road Warrior Challenge race track incentives have been established to better promote the AMRA signature “Road Warrior” name brand. The established incentive will give race tracks, and the AMRA increased incentive to “Promote” AMRA Road Warrior Challenge races, and the opportunity to promote “higher” car counts.

(Currently, the AMRA RWT entry fee will remain at $25 to help cover travel, promotional, and tech costs associated with putting on a RWT event)

The incentive package will allow tracks to bank a portion of the entry fee’s collected; more specifically each track will have $25 deposited in an account for each car over 20—more clearly defined as each track will deposit into the AMRA account $25 for car totals of 21 through 100. For example, if 35 cars were at an event , the AMRA would bank $25 for the first 20 cars and the track would deposit $25 in the account for cars 21 through 35 or 15 cars multiplied by $25 = $375. If there were, for instance 35 cars at each RWT event, and the sanction ran 10 RWT races at six sanctioned tracks, then the total pot would be $3750 divided by six sanctioning tracks equals $625. In this scenario each RWT track would receive $625 at the end of the season. (The amount in the pot will be dependent on the number of cars exceeding the 20-car minimum at each race, the number of AMRA tracks participating in RWT events, and the number of RWT races.)

6) In clarifying roof shape, all roofs must be Flat. Flat will be defined as equilaterally flat from left to right with a 1/2 inch tolerance from the outermost point of each side. There will be no bowed or dished roofs. The outmost point of each side will be determined as measuring the flat part of the roof from left to right. “Turn downs” are not to be considered the flat part of the roof and should “turn down” at a 45 to 90 degree angles with no tolerance. Turn downs, mainly used for support, appearance, or duplication of the old UMP convex roof style, can be no wider that two (2) inches at the widest point, and cannot extend above the flat part of the roof.
All roofs must have less-than or equal to a 2" variation of tolerance from front to back with a convex or completely flat shape. The 2" of tolerance will be measured from the midpoint to the front, and from the midpoint to the back of the roof. (This allows for older-style fiberglass roofs or self-made aluminum roofs made to the fiberglass specs where the apex/highest point of the roof is the center).

Another format change concerning a Road Warrior dash may be implemented this season, pending further discussion.

AMRA President Larry Keefer said, “We hope that increasing the number of starting slots, adding the provisional’s, and allowing a driver that ‘experiences some bad luck’ the chance to change a tire, will increase car counts. Ultimately, more drivers can afford to participate if more drivers can make the show.”

“We also think the track incentive will give a promoter some incentive to get more cars at his track and give promoter’s a chance to boost their purse or add the incentive money to their modified point fund. Also, it allows a promoter that is taking the chance on an increased purse, to continue sanctioning AMRA RWT races. This should be a good deal for all involved, especially the racer who will have the chance to race at more, higher-paying RWT events.”

“Finally, I would like to discuss the roof rule,” said Keefer. “Our racers have cooperated with our tech people this year very well. Our tech people have done a wonderful job keeping the rules enforced and working with drivers to get their cars right. The roof rule has worked well, but we needed to tweak the rule and clarify just what gets measured. Simply, it is the flat part of the roof. “

“Our inspectors are anxious to get it right. And our drivers are anxious to get it right. Let’s race and have a great 2011 racing season.”

"We are taking a long look at shocks for 2012," said Director Wolfe Right now we have about 1/2 for steel shocks and 1/2 for having an open shock rule. If you have feedback, please e-mail us at the address below. Also, drivers should send their feedback concerning restrictor plates or submit other cost-saving ideas."

Bonus points, distribution of AMRA RWT points, entry fees, shocks, engine restrictions, overall racing costs, and tires were also discussed more in-depth at the most recent AMRA board meeting. Also, the board is working on securing a nationally recognized sponsor for the Road Warrior Challenge tour. Negotiations are ongoing at the present time. All driver feedback and promoter feedback is appreciated and should be sent to both the AMRA office at lk63@frontiernet.net  and Wolfe at swolfe1490@suddenlink.net .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 29, 2011

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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM

Tuesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 2. . . . . . . .
AMSOIL USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS COME EAST JUST ONCE A YEAR, GRANDVIEW SALUTES JESSE HOCKETT

The fifth annual return of the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Tour , known as the "Eastern Storm" is fast approaching. Two tracks on the popular tour include the Grandview Speedway with an event on Tuesday night, May 31 followed by a visit to the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 1. The nationally known stars of USAC will head east with a big following of competitors as they chase the nightly winner's share of $6,000.

Get ready to see some of the most incredible side-by-side racing you'll see anywhere. There is wheel-banging and wild slide jobs and that's just the norm when the USAC wingless sprint cars hit the race track. At facilities like Grandview Speedway and New Egypt, the track size and configuration just make the show that much better. Many race fans will tell you that watching the USAC wingless sprints time trial at Grandview is worth the price of admission itself. At New Egypt, the USAC stars thrilled the race fans last year as they backed their cars into the turn, being nearly sideways all the way through the corners.

The drivers of USAC are nationally known and many have ventured on to even higher levels of auto racing. Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne are just two graduates of the USAC wingless sprint tour. The Grandview event will also mark a special night, with this event dedicated in tribute to one of the all time greats, with the 2nd Annual Jesse "The Rocket" Hockett Classic. Hockett, winner of two of the four previous USAC shows on the hill at Grandview, was killed in a garage accident in May of 2010.

Casey Shuman, Tempe, AZ, Chris Windom, Canton, IL, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, Keith Bloom Jr, Anderson, CA, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, Levi Jones, Olney, IL, Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, and the "Modern Day Cowboy" Daron Clayton of Sikeston, MO are just some of the USAC stars heading east. At last count, as many as twenty-five drivers are looking to take part in the USAC Eastern Storm Series.

In the four previous USAC Eastern Storm events at Grandview, Levi Jones won the opener in 2007, the late Jesse Hockett won the next two events as Levi Jones returned to Grandview in 2010 to win the first annual Jesse Hockett Classic. Also on the program at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, May 31 with the AMSOIL USAC Wingless Sprints will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets, making this show a "must see" open wheel double-header that will get underway at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Back by popular demand, the USAC Eastern Storm will once again return to New Jersey, with a stop at the beautiful and fan friendly New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ on Thursday night, June 2. In 2010, it was USAC's first visit to the state of New Jersey in thirty-two years and the great show makes it well worth the wait. This unique shaped race track provided some of the most dramatic side-by-side racing of the series and at the end of the night, it was Levi Jones standing in victory lane. The Big Block Modifieds will share the program again in 2011. Duane Howard and his BPG Modified were the class of modified field in 2010 and they'll be back chasing the $3,000 to win first place prize on Thursday night, June 2nd. More information is available at: www.newegyptspeedway.net

A $6,000 payday will go to the winner of each feature and a very lucrative total payoff plus a point fund for the USAC Eastern Storm competitors will lure some of the top drivers in the business. They only come east one time a year so make plans to see these two events on Tuesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 2nd.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, May 31 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & ARDC Wingless Midgets The Elbows UP event of the Year!
Where: Grandview Speedway 43 Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Admission: Adults $25, Children 6-11 $10, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $35
Track #: 610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.grandviewspeedway.com 

Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill Stephanie Reid, See JOE the Pizza Dude, The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways. Try the popular Inside/Out Promotion where you can watch warm-ups from the inside turn four! Get your Grandview Thunder Program Book, your 22nd Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

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When: Thursday, June 2nd 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour 40 Laps $6,000 to win & Big Block Modifieds 30 laps $3,000 to win.
Where: New Egypt Speedway 720 Route 539 New Egypt, NJ 08533 (GPS Friendly address is: 720 Pinehurst Road)
Admission: Adults $30, Children 6-11 $10, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $35
Track #: 609-758-1900
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.newegyptspeedway.net

New Egypt Speedway is a racy, 7/16th mile D-shaped clay oval. The entire facility features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The track is fully wheelchair-accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. There are clean, heated restrooms, and a monitored playground area for the littlest fans. Whistle-clean concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. Our dynamic-duo of track announcers keep fans informed and involved with a state-of-the-art sound system.

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May 27, 2011

Welcome to AMRA


AMRA Looks for another Exciting Weekend

Over 100 Cars Participate in May 20th Weekend Races!

Weather Continues to Play Havoc with Local Race Schedules


Update to release..Beckley Cancelled May 27--Season Opener now June 3 as per http://www.beckleymotorsportspark.com/index.html



MT. ALTO-The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) is anticipating another banner weekend this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend as Beckley Motor Speedway and Elkins Raceway kick off the Friday Night Action May 27th. Several other tracks have big weekend agenda's for Saturday, May 28th as Thunder Mountain, K-C Raceway, Ohio Valley Speedway, I-77 and O'Brion Oval Speedway are geared up for "Super Saturday"! At press time only Skyline had cancelled because of the heavy rains this week. Princeton Speedway, WV is idle this week according to the website, however, plans a big race weekend next Saturday.

 

Last week, the AMRA drew over 100 cars collectively at its Saturday night sanctioned tracks. K-C led the AMRA parade with 33 entries, Ohio Valley had 25, and I-77 had 24 cars. Thunder Mountain had a lesser number of cars, however, in good faith promoter Jeremy Livingood paid a top dollar purse and this week bolsters its modified purse with a $750 to win/$100 to start race. Tenth place will pay $150, a very good payoff for the AMRA open wheelers.


Federated Auto Parts has come aboard with Sprint Cup driver Kenny Schrader for a super open-wheel weekend June 10 and 11 at Natural Bridge Speedway and Beckley Motorsports Park.


These events will be AMRA Road Warrior events and Schrader will be at both speedways in his Federated Auto Parts modified. Latest indications are that Kenny Wallace may also be part of the weekend program.


The relative close proximity of the two tracks will give AMRA drivers and local favorites a chance to compete for a high-dollar purse and a chance to compete against the nation's most versatile drivers.


Natural Bridge Speedway is located in Lexington, VA. More information can be found at http://www.nbspeedway.com/  or by calling Phone: 540-291-2856. Beckley Motorsports Park is located on 301 Racetrack Road near Beckley, West Virginia. More information can be found at http://www.beckleymotorsportspark.com/  or by calling (304) 929-2688.


The AMRA recommends that drivers and fans contact various tracks for start times via phone or individual track websites before traveling.


Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series! Tru-Tech and Freddie Carpenter is now a proud sponsor of the Late Model Series, while The Bumper Man, Killer Bee Bodies and Carthage Auto Parts have joined the AMRA team. Carthage Auto Parts and Dave Norton will now sponsor the Rookie of the Year Award.


More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.

Friday, May 27
Beckley Motorsports Park
AMRA LATE MODEL RULES
AMRA MODIFIED RULES
FASTRAK LATE MODEL RULES
PURE STOCK RULES
HORNET RULES
MINI WEDGE RULES


Elkins Raceway
1 Division/Driver on Each Race Night in 2011
Friday, May 27 E-mod Excitement!
AMRA E-mods $500 to Win PLUS
$300 Bonus from Elza's Cycle and ATV
Super LM~Pro-Late~Street
Hornet~Mini-Wedge

Saturday, May 28th
I-77 Raceway Park
** Memorial Weekend Race Event **

All Classes running

$$ LATE MODEL SPECIAL $$
$1500 to win
$150 to start
$200.00 "Quick 6 Dash"
plus
$50.00 to Fastest Qualifiers in the Late Model and AMRA Modified Divisions.

$$ AND FOR AN EXTRA BONUS $$
$50.00 to the Heat winners of the Late Model Division
$30.00 to the Heat winners of the Modified Division
$30.00 to the Heat winners in the Mod-lite Division
$20.00 to the Heat winners in the Semi-Late, Street-Stock, and 4-cylinder Divisions.

K-C Raceway, May 28
May 28th Veterans Appreciation Night
Dan Reno Memorial Hobby Stock Race
$1022 to win
May 28, 2011
Sponsored by Miller Beer
AMRA Late Models
Goodyear 410 Outlaw Sprints
AMRA Advanced Services Modifieds
Dan Reno Hobby Stocks
4 Exciting Classes

Starting Times
Pit Gates Open 3:00
Pill Draw 4:00-5:15
Drivers Meeting 5:15
(Mandatory)
Sprints Fire 5:30
Hot Laps 5:45
Qualifying 6:30/Racing 7:30

Ohio Valley Speedway
5/28/2011
"Kid's Night - Gold Rush"
Racing ALL Classes:
AMRA Late Model - AMRA Modified - Pure Stock - 4 Cylinder FWD - Mini-Wedges

O'Brion Oval Speedway
Opening May 28, 2011

Thunder Mountain Raceway
OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED $750 TO WIN SHOW MAY 28

1. 750.00
2. 500.00
3. 400.00
4. 375.00
5. 350.00
6. 275.00
7. 250.00
8. 225.00
9. 200.00
10. 150.00
11 THRU 24 - 100.00



MAY 28 THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY FASTRAK CRATE SERIES $1,000.00 TO WIN


1. 1,000.00
2. 700.00
3. 500.00
4. 400.00
5. 375.00
6. 350.00
7. 275.00
8. 250.00
9. 225.00
10. 200.00
11 THRU 24 - 100.00

Princeton Speedway
Saturday, June 4
Pro Mini Stock
Hornets
U Car
Street Stock
Modified Street
AMRA Open Wheel Modified
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All Star Late Model Series event rescheduled for Millstream Speedway for June 26

CAMARGO, IL. (5-27-11) By Brian Liskai - In cooperation with Millstream Speedway, the rained out May 15 event for the O'Reilly Auto Parts All Star Late Model Series has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 26.

The $4,000-to-win event is co-sanctioned by the Sunoco UMP American Late Model Series.

Pennsylvania's John Flinner scored the season opener for the All Stars at Lernerville Speedway with "The Salt Rock Express" Eddie Carrier Jr. taking the win in "The Classic" at KC Raceway.

Carrier currently leads the All Star series points over Jared Miley, former champion Boom Briggs, Greg Oakes, Rod Conley, Donnie Moran, Devin Moran, Bryan Casey, Greg Satterlee and Russ King.

Expect to see three-time ALMS champion Brian Ruhlman, who won at Millstream last year. Also likely to show up for the $4,000 top prize will be Curtis Roberts, 2010 National UMP champion Rusty Schlenk, Dusty Moore, Jerry Bowersock, Jon Henry (who has 4 wins at Attica in 2011 and is a former ALMS champion), two-time Attica champion Ryan Missler, Jeff Babock, Casey Noonan and more.

Pit gates will open Sunday at 3 p.m. with grandstand seating opening at 3 p.m. Racing is slated to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

The All Star Late Model Series then heads to West Virginia Motor Speedway near Parkersburg, W. Va., for the Mark Balzano Memorial, a $5,000-to-win event, on Thursday, June 30. The All Stars follow the next night at KC Raceway near Chillicothe, Ohio for the 18th Annual The Night the Stars Come Out for another $5,000-to-win affair, which will also feature the O'Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars.

Last year at the Mark Balzano Memorial, Vienna, West Virginias Steve Shaver claimed the prize with a last lap pass over World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion Josh Richards.

At the Night the Stars Come Out event at KC Raceway in 2010, Carrier would make a late-race pass of Matt Miller to pull off the exciting 50-lap victory.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 26, 2011

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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM

Tuesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 2. . . . . . . .
THE USAC "EASTERN STORM" IS HEADING OUR WAY. . . . . . . . .

There is a storm heading our way.

Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated racing shows of the season is the fifth annual return of the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Tour. Two tracks on the popular tour include the Grandview Speedway with an event on Tuesday night, May 31 followed by a visit to the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 1. The nationally known stars of USAC will head east with a big following of competitors as they chase the nightly winner's share of $6,000.

If you have never seen a wingless sprint car race, it's as extreme as you can get and still have four wheels on the ground. Although most times, the USAC sprints are two-wheeling it around the track. I've always wondered, how can they steer the car that way?

There is no doubt that the wingless sprints trade off some speed but at the same time, they build in some of the most incredible side-by-side racing you'll see anywhere. There is wheel-banging and wild slide jobs and that's just the norm when the USAC wingless sprint cars hit the race track. At facilities like Grandview Speedway and New Egypt, the track size and configuration just make the show that much better. Many race fans will tell you that watching the USAC wingless sprints time trial at Grandview is worth the price of admission itself. At New Egypt, the USAC stars thrilled the race fans last year as they backed their cars into the turn, being nearly sideways all the way through the corners.

This kind of racing is not for the faint at heart as you'll find yourself moving to the edge of your seat when the green flag falls. It's intense as a spectator, and downright crazy from a drivers view point.

The drivers of USAC are nationally known and many have ventured on to even higher levels of auto racing. Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne are just two graduates of the USAC wingless sprint tour. The Grandview event will also mark a special night, with this event dedicated in tribute to one of the all time greats, with the 2nd Annual Jesse "The Rocket" Hockett Classic. Hockett, winner of two of the four previous USAC shows on the hill at Grandview, was killed in a garage accident in May of 2010.

Casey Shuman, Tempe, AZ, Chris Windom, Canton, IL, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, Keith Bloom Jr, Anderson, CA, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, Levi Jones, Olney, IL, Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, and the "Modern Day Cowboy" Daron Clayton of Sikeston, MO are just some of the USAC stars heading east. At last count, as many as twenty-five drivers are looking to take part in the USAC Eastern Storm Series.

In the four previous USAC Eastern Storm events at Grandview, Levi Jones won the opener in 2007, the late Jesse Hockett won the next two events as Levi Jones returned to Grandview in 2010 to win the first annual Jesse Hockett Classic. Also on the program at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, May 31 with the AMSOIL USAC Wingless Sprints will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets, making this show a "must see" open wheel double-header that will get underway at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Back by popular demand, the USAC Eastern Storm will once again return to New Jersey, with a stop at the beautiful and fan friendly New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ on Thursday night, June 2. In 2010, it was USAC's first visit to the state of New Jersey in thirty-two years and the great show makes it well worth the wait. This unique shaped race track provided some of the most dramatic side-by-side racing of the series and at the end of the night, it was Levi Jones standing in victory lane. The Big Block Modifieds will share the program again in 2011. Duane Howard and his BPG Modified were the class of modified field in 2010 and they'll be back chasing the $3,000 to win first place prize on Thursday night, June 2nd. More information is available at: www.newegyptspeedway.net

A $6,000 payday will go to the winner of each feature and a very lucrative total payoff plus a point fund for the USAC Eastern Storm competitors will lure some of the top drivers in the business. They only come east one time a year so make plans to see these two events on Tuesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 2nd.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, May 31 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & ARDC Wingless Midgets The Elbows UP event of the Year!
Where: Grandview Speedway 43 Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Admission: Adults $25, Children 6-11 $10, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $35
Track #: 610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.grandviewspeedway.com 

Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill Stephanie Reid, See JOE the Pizza Dude, The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways. Try the popular Inside/Out Promotion where you can watch warm-ups from the inside turn four! Get your Grandview Thunder Program Book, your 22nd Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

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When: Thursday, June 2nd 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour 40 Laps $6,000 to win & Big Block Modifieds 30 laps $3,000 to win.
Where: New Egypt Speedway 720 Route 539 New Egypt, NJ 08533 (GPS Friendly address is: 720 Pinehurst Road)
Admission: Adults $30, Children 6-11 $10, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $35
Track #: 609-758-1900
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.newegyptspeedway.net

New Egypt Speedway is a racy, 7/16th mile D-shaped clay oval. The entire facility features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The track is fully wheelchair-accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. There are clean, heated restrooms, and a monitored playground area for the littlest fans. Whistle-clean concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. Our dynamic-duo of track announcers keep fans informed and involved with a state-of-the-art sound system.

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May 26, 2011

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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY PPB MODIFIED & SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER

$20 Adult Admission for ROC Modifieds & Sprints, $25 Pit Fee. .. . .Wow! !
BFP Specialty ROC & ROLL the DICE Challenge offered at Lincoln Modified Blockbuster Tuesday, July 12

The PPB ROC Modified and Sprint car double-header just keeps getting bigger and with the addition of the BFP Specialty ROC and ROLL the DICE Challenge, the competitors have some "say" in how much they can earn to win the 60 ROC Modified event at the Lincoln Speedway on Tuesday night, July 12.

The BFP Specialty ROC & ROLL the Dice Challenge will work this way. Drivers will pay a $100 fee to participate. 100% of all money collected by BFP Specialty will be paid back to the winning driver. For example, the 60 lap modified feature is already paying $5,000 to the winner. If ten drivers participate in the BFP Specialty ROC & ROLL the Dice Challenge, and additional $1,000 will go to the winner. If twenty drivers participate, the main event will pay $7,000. In addition, every driver that enters the Challenge will receive a $25 certificate for BFP Specialty that may be used towards any purchase of $200 or more.

So it's a Roll of the Dice, but it could bring the race winner a hefty payoff.

The BFP Specialty bonus will be paid out in victory to the winner of the 60 lap modified feature event. Drivers may send their BFP ROC & ROLL the Dice entry fee to:

BFP Specialty's LLC
9090 Old Route 22
Bethel, PA 19507

For more information, call BFP at 717-933-4999 or Ben Moyer at 717-679-4816. Entries will be accepted up to the Drivers Meeting the day of the race. BFP Specialty located in Bethel, PA will also be the parts supplier for the modifieds at the Lincoln Speedway ROC event.

The idea of the BFP ROCK & ROLL the Dice Challenge is not new to short track racing. In fact, it's been used in numerous successful racing promotions in recent years. The already lucrative ROC purse will now offer some additional incentive money to those drivers who want to participate.

In addition to the BFP ROC & ROLL the Dice Challenge, laps are also being sole for the modified feature. Lap sponsorship is available for a minimum of $10 per lap by contacting Ben Moyer at 717-679-4816.

And still another bonus is up for grabs for the modifieds on Tuesday night, July 12. In memory of Chad Miller, Award the winner of each modified heat will earn $50 to be paid on race night. Sponsoring the Award is Donnie, Patti and Chelsea Miller, in the memory of Chad Miller. Those who knew Chad, truly understand the special person he was and his over-riding love for racing, family and friends. We appreciate the heat race winner's bonus money and lets all work to preserve the memory of Chad Miller.

Event Facts:
Where: Lincoln Speedway 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown, PA 17301
Track Phone: 717-624-2755
What: ROC Big Block Modifieds & 358/360 Sprints
Date: Tuesday, July 12
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 13
Gates Open: 5 PM
Race Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: Adults $20, Students $15 (12-17), Children $5 (6-11) Under 6 will be FREE.
Pit Fee: $25 no license required
Additional Information: Contact Bob Miller 443 513 4456
Lap Sponsorship for this event, Contact Ben Moyer 717-679-4816 or by e-mail at squadchauffer8@gmail.com.
EVENT SPONSORS: Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB), MACH 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Lawrence Chevrolet, BFP Specialty's

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Simon Egan picked up the Feature Win at Kutztown aboard the
#55 S&S Speedways All-Star Slingshot Wednesday Night
 

Photo Credit to Mike Feltenberger

 

Speedway Entertainment
Home of the Slingshot by Tobias
Home of the SpeedSTR
www.speedwayentertainment.com

 

May 26, 2011

 

Original Slingshot Still a Winner

When Randy Smith received his first Slingshot and became the first full fledged dealer for the newly created class of racing,little did he know that one of the first cars in his stable would still be winning 11 years later.

The Mike O'Pake Memorial MA Silver Tour race at Kutztown Fair Speedway was another track on the long list of speedways that the original 55 would see wins at.The Kutztown opener saw Simon Egan and Gary Hieber run right down to the checkers with Egan just nosing out Hieber at the wire.

For the 26 teams entered for the O'Pake Memorial,the race was on for the front row bragging rights with the dual heat format setting the tone for the remaining events.Six 8 lap heats were used to line up the field and in charge of the field was Matt Massone and Simon Egan when Galen Koller's green flag waved.

The first 17 laps went off without a hitch as did all of the previous qualifiers and the battle for the lead was a showstopper as Brett Bieber put the family owned 32 into a contending position and when Egan and Bieber approached a lapped car,the whole complexity of the race changed,except for one thing happening,the first yellow of the night flew and that had the field go back to the previous lap as Bieber's inside move for the lead would be negated.

The field bunched up again and now it was a 3 car race for the top spot with Gary Hieber joining the fray as JR Fulper and Matt Massone were stalking close behind.

A lap 20 caution regrouped the field and Egan was up to the challenge as Bieber shadowed his every move with Hieber looking for an alternative.Midpack action was now becoming another show stopper as Michael Glass,Shannon Smith,Travis Bieber and Pete Knappenberger were dicing in the turns with Charlie Shaver and Matt Miller getting a first hand view as they were running 2 wide through turns 3 and 4.

The fourth and final caution of the night left the wheeling and dealing up to the top 5 to make a last ditch move and Egan held his ground as Bieber and Hieber all were part of the blanket finish with Fulper and Massone only a few car lengths behind.

Egan passed the post race tech and the 55 which now has over 200 wins tallied another one to the list.With the win Egan is leading both the MA Gold and MA Silver Tours and looks to keep his win totals increasing with a stop at the Spring Spectacular at Shellhammers Speedway.

A total of 4 cautions,one being for debris, for 73 laps of racing is testament to the driving ability of the Slingshot Class whether it be the raw newcomer to the battle tested veterans,the Slingshots have become the competitive staple that many small car classes are graded by.

Mike O'Pake Memorial for the All Star Slingshots, 25 laps: 1.Simon Egan; 2.Brett Bieber; 3.Gary Hieber; 4.J.R. Fulper; 5.Matt Massone, 6.Mike Glass, 7.Shannon Smith, 8.Travis Bieber, 9.Pete Knappenberger, 10.Charlie Shaver, 11.Matt Miller, 12.Matthew Mertz, 13.A.J. Gerhart, 14.Taylor Schoenly, 15.Branden Clauss, 16.Clint Miller, 17.Taylor Troxel, 18.Ryan Raidline, 19.Mark Sensenig, 20.C.R. Hill, 21.Bruce White, 22.William Mohring, 23.Romke Bosga, 24.Kimmie Trout, 25.Ben Rabenold. DNS: Joseph Nemeth


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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder Event #98. . . . . .
BRIAN LEPPO SCORES FIRST 410 SPRINT THUNDER ON THE HILL VICTORY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS JEFF STRUNK TAKES MODIFIED VICTORY AT GREANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented event #98 at the Grandview Speedway on Wednesday night. The beautiful weather brought a large crowd to the hill to see Brian Leppo of Spring Grove, PA win the thirty-five lap Keystone Cup 410 sprint feature. Jeff Stunk of Bechtelsville, PA driving the Norm Hansell modified was the winner of the twenty-five lap modified feature event. For Leppo, it was his first career Thunder on the Hill win and he held off a determined Fred Rahmer to pocket the $5,000 first place prize. In the modified feature, Jeff Strunk led ever lap but had to hold off a fast closing Mike Gular who put on a show most of the race. Strunk earned $2,500 for the win.

Time trials for the 410 sprint cars opened the program with Brian Leppo setting fast time of 11.926. Three heat races were presented for the sprints with victories going to Fred Rahmer, Daryn Pittman and Chad Layton. Modified heat winners include Mike Gular, Ryan Godown and Jeff Strunk as Ray Swinehart won the consolation.

In the 35 lap Keystone Cup Sprint Series opener, Brian Leppo jumped to the early lead with Daryn Pittman in the chase followed by Stevie Smith. Through the early going, Leppo stayed in charge of the top spot, but on lap eight, Pittman offered a challenge for the lead. Slower traffic now became a factor and the top four were now racing in their own pack.

On lap thirteen the red flag was displayed when Stevie Smith took a wild flip in turn three. Smith walked away uninjured.

When green flag racing resumed, Leppo remained on top but now Fred Rahmer was in the hunt and racing in second. Rahmer used the low groove and with each lap, he inched closer to Leppo. At the halfway mark, Leppo was on point followed by Rahmer, Daryn Pittman, Chad Layton and Sam Hafertepe.

The race quickly became interesting as Fred Rahmer made several challenges for the lead . On lap twenty-eight, charging off of turn four, Leppo and Rahmer were side-by-side, rubbing wheels on the homestretch. Leppo beat Rahmer into turn one to secure the lead once again. With just three laps remaining, Rahmer was knocking on the door once again. With the white flag waiving, Leppo dove to the inside groove and got out of shape, Rahmer moved to the outside lane and made a run for the lead on the last lap.

Coming out of turn four with the checker flag waiving, Brian Leppo beat Fred Rahmer by less then a car length. Sam Hafertepe Jr. finished third followed by Daryn Pittman and Lance Dewease.

The modified feature was called to the track and Jeff Strunk set the pace at the drop of the green flag. Billy Pauch Jr held down the runner-up spot until lap four when Mike Gular moved into second and tried to chase down Strunk. Gular was relentless as he challenged Strunk lap after lap. Ryan Godown and Doug Manmiller locked up in a battle for third as Pauch Jr followed in fifth.

At the halfway point, Strunk remained the leader with Gular a close second followed by Manmiller, Godown and Meme DeSantis. Company was coming and on lap sixteen, Gular was forced to defend his position as Manmiller and Godown were now chasing the runner-up spot. Just out of the top five was Duane Howard, looking to make his move.

With just five laps remaining, Godown moved into third and side-by-side with Gular. Gular was able to shake loose from Godown and take one more run at race leader Jeff Strunk. With two lap to go, Gular looked high and low but Strunk defend his turf and went on to score the win. Mike Gular finished a well deserved second followed by Ryan Godown, Doug Manmiller and Duane Howard.

410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH: #71 Brian Leppo, #51 Fred Rahmer, #93 Sam Hafertepe Jr., #27 Daryn Pittman, #30c Lance Dewease, #7 Chad Layton, #7m Mark Smith, #87 Alan Krimes, #48 Danny Dietrich #21 Brian Montieth, #70 Sam Schlosberg, #77 Aaron Ott, #17 Tyler Walker, #35 Justin Henderson, #747 Davey Sammons, #39 Greg Hodnett, #74 Tracy Readinger, #74 Jr. JR Berry, #1 Stevie Smith, #56 Dave Wilson, - #19m Brent Marks, #44 Frank Cozze.

358 MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH: #357 Jeff Strunk, #53 Mike Gular, #R1 Ryan Godown, #46 Doug Manmiller, #4 Duane Howard, #T102 Billy Pauch, Jr., #7 Rick Laubach, #19 Jordan Umbenhauer, #74 John Willman,
#2 Addison Meitzler, #88d Meme DeSantis, #20 Keith Hoffman, #17 Ryan Grim, #611 Brad Grim, #41 Glenn Strunk, #117 Kevin Hirthler, #37c Nate Christman, #33L Ray Swinehart, #44H Gary Hager, #1C Craig VonDohren, #42 Kyle Follweiler, #327 Brad Missimer, #917 Jarrod Miller, #21k Kyle Weiss. DNQ -# 3A Kevin Albert Jr., #31 Chris Esposito, #3 Dale Hartz, #43 Jimmy Horton IV, #517 Larry Solomon, #19b Brian Kressley, #78 Neil Huber, #X Dan Mazy, #221 Ryan Beltz, #CR7 Colt Harris, #9 Matt Hafer, #37x Tommy Sheetz Jr., #77x Eric Biehn.

2011 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 22nd Season
presented by: VERTICAL Telephone Systems and Lee Myles Transmissions
Grandview Speedway Bechtelsville, PA


Tuesday, May 31 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & ARDC Wingless Midgets

Tuesday, June 28 THUNDER EVENT #100
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Wednesday, August 3 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
ROC on the Hill TRAFFIC JAM 60 lap Modifieds & 40 laps Sportsman

Saturday, October 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM
358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets,
Sportsman, Legends. Monster Smash Demo Derby Garden State Vintage Stock Cars
Plus the Vince's Towing Legend Owners Race
(Rain Date Sunday Oct 16 4 PM)


Thunder Road Shows:

Thursday, June 2 New Egypt Speedway 7:30 PM Gates Open 5 PM
USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour & 30 lap Big Block Modifieds
New Egypt, NJ www.newegyptspeedway.net 

Tuesday, July 12 Lincoln Speedway 7:30 PM Gates Open 5 PM
ROC Big Block Modifieds 60 laps & 358/360 Sprint Challenge 25 laps
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 13 7:30 PM
Abbottstown, PA www.lincolnspeedway.com 

Coming Events:

Event 99
When: Tuesday, May 31 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & ARDC Wingless Midgets
Where: Grandview Speedway 43 Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Admission: Adults $25, Children 6-11 $10, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $35
Track #: 610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.grandviewspeedway.com 


Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill Stephanie Reid, See JOE the Pizza Dude, The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways and Rhyme Time. The popular Inside/Out Promotion, Grandview Thunder Program Book, 22nd Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

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SPEED Gearing Up to Broadcast Outlaw Showdown Friday from Charlotte

Sheheen leads two-hour World of Outlaws coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET

 

CONCORD, N.C. - May 25, 2011 - Kasey Kahne Racing's Joey Saldana leads the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown on Friday night, when SPEED will broadcast the event beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern in a special two-hour show.

Ralph Sheheen will call the action with Hall-of-Famer Brad Doty providing color commentary. Bobby Gerould and SPEED's Danielle Trotta will cover all the stories in the pits, work area and victory lane on a night that will be electric.

(CLICK TO SEE SPEED'S PROMO OF FRIDAY NIGHT'S COVERAGE)

After nearly four months of exciting racing this season, the stage is set for the first World of Outlaws broadcast of the year, leading to several storylines for SPEED to cover. Saldana and his KKR Red Bull Maxim are on top of the standings by 27 markers over 20-time champion Steve Kinser, who is the World of Outlaws leading winner in the Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Maxim. Kinser's Tony Stewart Racing teammate, Donny Schatz, is third in points in the STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J and just picked up his first victory of 2011 on Friday night.

Last May at Charlotte, Schatz held off Saldana in a thriller, but at the end of the season everybody was looking up at Jason Meyers, who became the first Californian to win the World of Outlaws crown when he swept the World Finals in November at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Now, Meyers is fourth in the standings in his DDNI/Allstar Performance/GLR Investments KPC and seeking his first victory of the season heading into Friday night.

"It's always a thrill to do live TV," Doty said. "When it's a part of all the racing and festivities that goes on in Charlotte during Memorial Day Weekend, it makes it all the more special and exciting."

The Outlaw Showdown is just the first of several World of Outlaws broadcasts this year on SPEED, which will also air the Kings Royal, the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals and the National Open in multi-hour shows. In addition, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Firecracker 100 and Super DIRTcar Series SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 during Super DIRT Week will be featured, as well. It all leads up to the huge four-hour live broadcast of the World Finals season finale on Nov. 5 from Charlotte that includes the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

For more on the World of Outlaws, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more on SPEED, including schedules, air dates and re-air broadcasts, go to www.SPEED.com.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Chizmark & Larson Insurance , Factory Motor Parts, VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake's Custom Golf Carts, RacingJunk.com KSE Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder's Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder's Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAY 23, 2011
DICK JORDAN 11-83

360s HEAD FOR SANTA MARIA JUNE 4;
KAEDING NOTCHES 3RD 2011 360 SPRINT WIN AT HANFORD


Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. continues to lead the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car standings and he’ll try to hang onto the 31-point edge he has over runner-up Richard VanderWeerd when the series returns to Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway June 4.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. continued his great 2011 start by winning Saturday night's 30-lap race at Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. He passed Bernal on lap 11 and led the rest of the way to beat Bernal, fast qualifier Danny Faria Jr., Richard VanderWeerd and Jonathan Logan. The win was Kaeding’s third this season.

Bernal will seek his first series win at Santa Maria, a track where he finished fifth in the previous appearance this year. He has three second-place finishes in series competition so far.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Ryan Bernal-354; 2-Richard VanderWeerd-323; 3-Jace VanderWeerd-293; 4-Bud Kaeding-290; 5-Wes Gutierrez-285; 6-Greg Alexander-272; 7-Danny Faria Jr.-242; 8-Justyne Hamblin-231; 9-Peter Murphy-230; 10-Dennis Howell-213.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great American Enduro Series Ready for New Egypt

The Great American Enduro Car Series will see it's inaugural Big Kahuna Series Event at New Egypt Speedway on Sunday May 29th with the 100 lap,50 minute race looking to attract Enduro racers from the tri-state area.

 

The rules used for the NEETS Enduro Series and the Big Diamond Enduro Series will be used for the Big Kahuna Event Series as well as the Enduro rules that were used in previous New Egypt races.


The NJ Safety Rules will be in effect and all cars not NJ inspected must be inspected before any track time. Safety rules include safety belt years, driving suit, helmet and restraints.
The 4 cylinder class will be running with the 6-8 cylinders, but a separate scoring finish will be done after the race is over.


The red will be displayed for cars disabled in the actual racing groove or driver compartment facing the racing action.


A fan vote will decide on the direction the cars will run the first half of the race. After 25 minutes ,the race will be stopped and the cars will run in the opposite direction of the first 25 minutes.


Excessive pit speed will result in no returning to event.


The payout will start at $200 to win with a 10 car minimum entry.


The Fan Ticket Bonus is in effect with the top 3 ticket getters getting 1.00 for each ticket in the Enduro Class box.


Transponder scoring will be used, but no driver communication between tower or crew members will be allowed.


Action starts at noon with pit gates opening at 10 AM.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 22, 2011

 

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SWARTZLANDER TAKES OPENER

Brian Swartzlander began his quest for a third BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour championship in convincing style, sweeping his heat and capturing the feature. The victory was a record-setting achievement for the veteran from Leechburg, PA. It was win number 70, which means that he is now the winningest Big Block Modified driver in the history of Lernerville Speedway.

Swartzlander surpassed the late, great Lou Blaney. “He was my hero,” Swartzlander said. “It is truly an honor to be mentioned with him.”
Swartzlander added “I learned so much racing with Lou, L couldn’t carry his shoes to the track.”

Swartzlander started the thirty lapper in tenth spot and he was the one who took the other drivers to school. He mastered a difficult track surface and found a line that few others would dare to use. With the traditional grooves through turns three and four getting rough due to the extreme moisture, Swartzlander went above the cushion to find a smoother line. To make his winning pass of leader Brian Weaver, Swartzlander turned inside the New Yorker as the cars came off the corner and he dove to the inside as they raced side-by-side down the frontstretch. That gave Swartzlander the preferred low line entering turn one. Weaver tried to close the door on him, but was unable to do so.

The heavy hitters populated the front rows for the start of the Mod Tour’s first feature of 2011. Jeremiah Shingledecker and Kevin Bolland occupied row one, with Jeff Schaffer and Weaver in the second row. Behind them were Chad Homan and Brad Rapp. A pair of Kings took row four.

Bolland got the initial advantage at the start, but the field was three-wide as they entered the first turn. Bolland came off the second corner with a scant lead over Shingledecker, Weaver and Schaffer. Weaver muscled his way past Shingledecker for second on lap two and repeated the maneuver to take the lead away from Bolland.

Weaver seemed to be a man on a mission, stretching his lead as he quickly closed in on the rear of the field. He put his first competitor down a lap on the sixth circuit. A few laps later, he started picking off others with some regularity. In the process, however, Weaver made contact with the lapped car of Doug Fleeger and that fleeting moment would loom large in the final outcome of the race.

While Weaver was stretching it out, Shingledecker worked his way past Bolland for second. He was unable to mount a serious challenge to Weaver, however. Shingledecker retired from the action on lap 10, while still running second. He sustained a flat left rear, which he attributed to some early race contact with another car.

Shingledecker’s misfortune put two-time defending champion Rex King, Sr. into the second position, but he was a full straight behind the streaking Weaver.

The first caution of the event occurred on lap 16, due to Chirs Haines stopping off turn two. During the caution, Carl Murdick, now in his fifty-third year of racing, left the track with a severe oil leak.

Weaver lined up for a double file restart beside the lapped car of Fleeger. King Sr and another lapped car, that of Jeff Miller, made up row two. Weaver got away with the lead, but King Sr. had an amazing restart, and was challenging Wever coming off turn two. Weaver pulled out to a slight advantage as they roared down the back chute.

While Weaver was able to maintain his lead over King Sr. and Swartzlander, who had quietly but steadily advanced from his tenth place start, his car was showing some signs of damage to the right rear suspension from his earlier contact with Fleeger.

Another yellow slowed the pace on lap 18, when Trucker Don Brown spun between turns three and four. The restart put King Sr. and Swartzlander in position to challenge the bright yellow car of Weaver. It was King Sr. who would mount the first attack. When Weaver was unableto control his broken car bouncing off turn four, King Sr. would actually sneak ahead. However, he washed high coming off turn two and gave the lead back to Weaver.

Now Swartzlander picked up the pace and the fans were treated to a three-car battle for the lead. Unfortunately, another caution on lap 20 for Jeff Miller stopped the action.

On the restart, Brad Rapp blasted from fourth into second, and it appeared that he may have something for Weaver. His bid for a career first Mod Tour win ended one lap later, when Rapp spun between turns one and two. Weaver and Rapp seemed to check up in the corner, but King Sr. was fighting hard with Swartzlander for position. King Sr. had momentum around the top and tapped Rapp. The contact was enough to turn the orange racer.

The ensuing restart, the last one of the night, put Swartzlander to the outside of Weaver. Weaver again fired first and opened a slight advantage. That was when Swartzlander found something on the far outside of turns three and four. As mentioned above, Swartzlander make a classic lane change move coming off turn four to gain the advantage and the lead.

Swartzlander opened up an insurmountable lead over the final five circuits. However, the action was hot and furious behind him. Weaver still maintained second, but the rest of the pack was closing in on him. Positions were being swapped, along with some paint, all over the speedway in the final laps! When the checkers fell, Weaver was shuffled back several spots.

Swartzlander took the win, followed by King Sr. Kevin Hoffman benefitted most from the bump and grind over the last few circuits. He was able to scoot past it to take third in his Ford powered machine. Former champ Dave Murdick and Rex King, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Weaver held on for sixth, a disappointing end to is night. Mike Turner logged a solid seventh, followed by Mark Frankhouser, Chad Homan (who was victimized by a poor restart mid-race), and Kevin Bolland.

Heat race wins went to Bolland, Rapp and Swartzlander.

There was no B Main.

No provisionals were needed to complete the field.

In addition to his cash, Swartzlander picked up two valuable contingencies. He received the Landrum Performance Springs Racer of the Race award for his drive to the front from tenth. He also got a prize from new series sponsor, R2C Performance Products.

BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour Round One: Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA: May 20, 2011: 1. Brian Swartzlander ($1,300); 2. Rex King, Sr. ($870); 3. Kevin Hoffman ($650); 4. Dave Murdick ($550); 5. Rex King, Jr. ($500); 6. Brian Weaver ($420); 7. Mike Turner ($400); 8. Mark Frankhouser ($380); 9. Chad Homan ($360); 10. Kevin Bolland ($330); 11. Brad rapp ($320); 12. Shannon Whaley ($310); 13. Phil Evans ($300); 14. Doug Fleeger ($290); 15. Tommy Mattocks ($280); 16. Don Brown ($260); 17. Jeff Miller ($240); 18. Eric Gabany ($230); 19. Jeff Schaffer ($220); 20. Carl Murdick ($200); 21. Chris Haines ($200); 22. Jeremiah Shingledecker ($200); 23. John Buchanan ($200) (no laps complete); 24. Steve Feder ($100)(did not start).


The roster of 2011 sponsors for The Modified Tour, Inc. includes: Bicknell Racing Products; Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.; World Racing Group - DIRTcar; Sunoco Race Fuels - Bazell Oil Co.; Approved Toilet Rentals, Inc.; Bert Transmission; Big Daddy's Speed Center Inc.; Bulldog Rear Ends - Diversified Machine, Inc.; Engles Trucking Services, Inc.; Bilstein Shocks – Fastline Performance; ISC Racers Tape; Hall's Safety Equipment Corp.; King Brothers; Kirkey Racing Fabrication Inc.; Landrum Spring; McCool's Signs and Graphics; Motorsports World; Oyler Photos & More; Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP; Preist Enterprises, Inc.; Pro Shocks; R2C Performance Products; RaceQuip; Ray's Racing Collectibles; Rock Concrete; Slippery Rock Sportswear; T & D Machine; Ultra-Shield Race Products; Valken Wheels; Winters Performance Products Inc.; and Wrisco Industries Inc. Watch for further addThe itions to the list of 2011 sponsors.

Now entering its fourteeth year of success, The Modified Tour, Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area the opportunity to compete for higher purses and for a seasonal point fund. It expands the profile for this exciting brand of motorsports throught the the tri-state area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 21, 2011 – Hanford, California – Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway



QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.741; 2. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-15.754; 3. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.932; 4. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-15.945; 5. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.085; 6. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-16.095; 7. Dave Pombo, 3E, Eames-16.143; 8. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter- 16.203; 9. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.272; 10. Peter Murphy, 4, Eberhardt-16.341; 11. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-16.456; 12. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-16.577; 13. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-16.596; 14. Cole Peard, 58, Peard-16.721; 15. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.726; 16. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.741; 17. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.805; 18. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-16.845; 19. Danny Sheridan, 18K, Kittle-16.861; 20. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-17.022; 21. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-17.282; 22. John Iturriria, 27, Iturriria-17.351; 23. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.365; 24. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-17.452; 25. Jared Little, 25, Little-17.574; 26. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-17.654; 27. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.954; 28. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander- NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2, Gutierrez, 3. Alexander, 4. Howell, 5. Hawkins, 6. Roa, 7. Little. 2:54.71,

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R. VanerWeerd, 2. Smith, 3. Murphy, 4. Iturriria, 5. Nichols, 6. Peard, 7. Murray. NT.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Sheridan, 2. Kaeding, 3. Carlile, 4. J. VanderWeerd, 5. Pombo, 6. Day, 7. Liggett. 2:52.78.

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Hamblin, 3. Logan, 4. Ennis, 5. Russo, 6. Kirkbride. NT.

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Pombo, 3. Hawkins, 4. Peard, 5. Nichols, 6. Liggett, 7. Russo, 8. Little, 9. Day. 3:42.10.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Richard VanderWeerd, 5. Jonathan Logan, 6. Brodyt Roa, 7. Peter Murphy, 8. Jace VanderWeerd, 9. Davey Pombo, 10. Chris Ennis, 11. Danny Sheridan, 12. Wes Gutierrez, 13. Marty Hawkins, 14. Rusty Carlile, 15. Austin Liggett, 16. John Iturriria, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. T.J. Smith, 19. Justyne Hamblin, 20. Dennis Howell, 21. Greg Alexander, 22. Cole Peard. NT.

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**Kirkbride flipped during the fourth heat..

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Bernal, Laps 11-30 Kaeding.

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: June 4 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway

 

 

 

 

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THUNDER NEWS

Wednesday night, May 25 at Grandview Speedway. . . . . . .
WOW. . . .$20 ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION WHEN 410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS OPEN 22ND NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

It could very well be the best priced show of the year!

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series opens their 2011 season on Wednesday night, May 25 with the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Speed Week Series joined by the 358 Modifieds and general admission for adults is just $20! ! ! Children 6-11 $5 and under the age of six will be admitted for free. The pit fee is $25 and a license is not required. With the economy being a challenge for everyone, Thunder Series promoters Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller are holding their admission prices for the Thunder Shows of 2011.

The Wednesday night, May 25 Thunder Series opener will kick off their twenty-second season and ninety-eighth event of Thunder on the Hill history at Grandview Speedway. The top names in Pennsylvania Posse sprint car racing will battle it out on the fast, wild and wicked "hill" with the talents of Greg Hodnett, Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Mark Smith, Daryn Pittman and two time winner in 2010, Tyler Walker will headline the cast of stars. Joining the 410 sprints will be the 358 modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the $2,500 to win twenty-five lap feature event. The modified portion of the show is open to all competitors. Race time is 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren and Doug Manmiller are some of the modified stars expected in the field.

Vertical Wave Telephone Communications will have some fan fun activities as well as the popular Inside/Out Promotion, where fans are invited to watch warm-ups from the infield. Bob Hilbert Sportswear has again designed the Thunder on the Hill race wear for 2011. For a look at the new design, please visit our website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. The 2011 Thunder wear is displayed on the home page.

The 2011 season is sure to be dynamite so while visiting the website, please take a look at the 2011 Dynamite Video.

Thunder on the Hill is quickly approaching their 100th event, to take place on Tuesday night, June 28 when the 410 sprints and 358 modifieds team up for another popular doubleheader event. A special night of celebration will take place for this historic event.


2011 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 22nd Season
presented by: VERTICAL Telephone Systems and Lee Myles Transmissions
Grandview Speedway Bechtelsville, PA

Wednesday, May 25 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING Series 7:30 PM
Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, May 31 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & ARDC Wingless Midgets

Tuesday, June 28 THUNDER EVENT #100
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Wednesday, August 3 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
ROC on the Hill TRAFFIC JAM 60 lap Modifieds & 40 laps Sportsman

Saturday, October 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM
358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets,
Sportsman, Legends. Monster Smash Demo Derby Garden State Vintage Stock Cars
Plus the Vince's Towing Legend Owners Race
(Rain Date Sunday Oct 16 4 PM)


Thunder Road Shows:

Thursday, June 2 New Egypt Speedway 7:30 PM Gates Open 5 PM
USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour & 30 lap Big Block Modifieds
New Egypt, NJ www.newegyptspeedway.net 

Tuesday, July 12 Lincoln Speedway 7:30 PM Gates Open 5 PM
ROC Big Block Modifieds 60 laps & 358/360 Sprint Challenge 25 laps
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 13 7:30 PM
Abbottstown, PA www.lincolnspeedway.com 

Coming Events:

Event 98
When: Wednesday, May 25 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Where: Grandview Speedway 43 Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Admission: Adults $20, Children 6-11 $5, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $25
Track #: 610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.grandviewspeedway.com 

Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill Stephanie Reid, See JOE the Pizza Dude, The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways and Rhyme Time. The popular Inside/Out Promotion, Grandview Thunder Program Book, 22nd Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

Thunder Sponsors:
* NAPA Auto Parts- - - Long time Thunder on the Hill Racing Series sponsor will again have their banners and flag waving high above the Grandview Speedway podium.
* Lee Myles Transmissions at three locations in Berks County. Fern Street Reading, Perkiomen Ave 422 Birdsboro and North 5th Street Highway Reading. Other locations in Allentown, Easton, Mt. Pocono and York, PA
* VERTICAL Telephone Systems will return once again to add some fan fun for all the Thunder fans.
*R.M. Palmer Candy Company, Reading, PA
* BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports- - Making Thunder bigger for all
* Vince's Towing- - Reading, PA
* Fairgrounds Square Mall - - - Reading, PA

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#62 Dennis Howell. Photo by Lance Jennings.
#62 Dennis Howell. Photo by Lance Jennings.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series

USAC WEST COAST 360S VISIT HANFORD THIS SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 17, 2011... The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will compete in their seventh round of competition this Saturday, May 21st, at Hanford's Giant Chevrolet Speedway. Also featured on the action packed card will be the Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints vs. ASCS Southern California Sprints, and IMCA Modifieds. The Pit Gates will open at 1:00pm, Spectator Gates at 5:00pm, Time Trials at 6:00pm, with Racing scheduled for 6:30pm.

After finishing second at Tulare's Pombo/Sargent Classic, Hollister's Ryan Bernal sits atop the point standings. Piloting Danny Olmstead's #11D S&S Automotive / Dorso's Automotive Maxim, Bernal has one heat race win, four top-10 finishes, and has led forty-one laps of main event competition. This Saturday, the former Wingless Spec Sprint Champion will be looking for his first career series win.

Richard VanderWeerd of Visalia is currently second in the point chase. Driving the family owned #10 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, VanderWeerd claimed third at Tulare and is twenty-seven points behind Bernal. To date, the young driver has one Sander Engineering Fast Time Award, two heat race wins, four top-10 finishes, and has led one main event lap. Richard will have his eyes set on the Hanford feature victory.

Piloting Chuck Tyler's #72 Trench Shoring / Amsoil Maxim, Gardena's Greg Alexander is third in the championship points. Last Saturday, the twenty-two year old driver scored a fifth place finish in the Pombo/Sargent Classic and will be looking to add Hanford's main event to his resume. In the 2011 campaign, Alexander has one heat race win, four top-10 finishes, and six feature laps led to his credit.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin is fourth in the point standings. Driving the WG Motorsports' #007 Competition Suspension Inc. / ButlerBuilt DRC, Gutierrez was thirteenth at Tulare. The hard charging driver has three heat race wins and four top-10 finishes on the season. Look for "Wide Open" Wes to put on a show at the Hanford clay oval.

Visalia's Jace VanderWeerd is fifth in the point standings. At Tulare, the pilot of the family owned #88 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim scored a seventeenth place finish. To date, the April 9th Santa Maria feature winner has four top-10 finishes and has led fourteen laps of main event competition. Look for Jace to rebound with a strong performance at Hanford.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Hanford's Justyne Hamblin, Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes, Clovis' Peter Murphy, Fresno's T.J. Smith, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Bakersfield's Rusty Carlile, Hanford's Jonathan Logan, Davey Pombo of Kerman, and many more.

Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 S. 10th Avenue in Hanford, California. Reserved Grandstand tickets are $15. Advance tickets are on sale now and camping is available on the fairgrounds. For more event information, visit giantchevroletspeedway.com  or call (559) 584-RACE (7223). In addition, fans can visit Giant Chevrolet in Visalia to enter for a ride in the pace car and VIP access.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.com www.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:
1. Ryan Bernal 286; 2. Richard VanderWeerd 259; 3. Greg Alexander 253; 4. Wes Gutierrez 249; 5. Jace VanderWeerd 249; 6. Bud Kaeding 219; 7. Justyne Hamblin 209; 8. Dennis Howell 195; 9. Peter Murphy 182; 10. T.J. Smith 178; 11. Danny Faria Jr. 174; 12. Ricky Kirkbride 158; 13. Rusty Carlile 154; 14. Davey Pombo 133; 15. Jonathan Logan 131; 16. Marty Hawkins 112; 17. Nico Russo 101; 18. Cole Peard 76; 19. Matt Day 75; 20. Jeff Miller 69.

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
May 21 - Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAY 16, 2011
DICK JORDAN 11-73


BERNAL LEADS 360 SPRINTS TO HANFORD SATURDAY;
“POMBO-SARGENT” VICTORY IS KAEDING’S 3RD AT TULARE IN 2011


Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. has sprinted to a 27-point lead in the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint standings after finishing second to Bud Kaeding last Saturday night at Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. He’ll be among favorites when the series visits Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. this Saturday.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. scored his third USAC West Coast 360 Sprint victory of the season at the Gropetti Automotive Tulare Thunderbowl Saturday night, passing series point leader Bernal on lap 17 and leading the final 14 laps of the "Pombo-Sargent Classic."

Bernal finished second ahead of Richard VanderWeerd, Peter Murphy and Greg Alexander. Kaeding also posted the fastest qualifying time in his Alviso Rock/High Five Pizza Maxim/Shaver. VanderWeerd’s third-place finish at Tulare put him into second in the standings, 27 behind Bernal.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Ryan Bernal-286; 2-Richard VanderWeerd-259; 3-Greg Alexander-253; 4-Wes Gutierrez-249; 5-Jace VanderWeerd-249; 6-Bud Kaeding-219; 7-Justyne Hamblin-209; 8-Dennis Howell-195; 9-Peter Murphy-182;10-T.J. Smith-178.

 

 

 

 

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Slingshot Tour Events Go Full Swing

As Mother Nature seems to had her share of early season victories, the Slingshot by Tobias racers are already attending speedways in record numbers. With 27 teams entered in Kutztown's opener and 32 racers awaiting the MA Gold Tour opener at Hamlin last Saturday, it's apparent that race season has finally arrived as car counts at Borgers, Oakland Valley Dirt Track and Shellhammers has exceeded entry totals compared to the 2010 season.

The next 3 events are at speedways of different sizes and shapes with Selinsgrove's Raceway Park's D-shaped 1/5 mile getting the MA Silver Tour started on Friday May 20th after the April 22nd rainout at Lindas.Charlie Paige's Raceway Park is one of the favorite stops on the Slingshot Tour as Michael Glass's recent dominance will be severely tested by the MA Silver Tour regulars.Prior to last year's August showing,the Slingshot events at Raceway Park have had 4 straight 25 lap mains with NO cautions and photo finishes.

The MA Silver Tour heads to Kutztown Fair Speedway on May 25th as the Mike O'Pake Memorial on the paperclip 1/5th mile takes center stage beginning at 5 PM.Simon Egan, the Kutztown opener winner and the MA Gold winner at Hamlin will be the man to beat.The race is in memory of the Berks County State Representative who passed away last winter. O'Pake was very active in helping to keep auto racing alive and well in the area as he was instrumental in getting racing back at the New Reading Fairgrounds and also was a regular spectator at Kutztown.

The first Super National is slated for the high-banked 1/8th mile known as Shellhammer's Speedway located in Leesport,PA. The recent addition of the Slingshot class to Shellhammers has seen some very competitive racing with Brett Bieber,the 2 time defending champion and 2 time winner in 2011 Alex Schoffstall,the drivers to beat in the $2,000 to win Spring Spectacular on May 29th.Defending champion Ricky Yetter, has made arrangements to be in the mix to defend his crown. Over $5,000 in payout money is on the line with 22 cars slated to take the green. Qualifying for the top 15 spots is very simple, you go fast for a 1/4 mile you are in the field, if not, you have the letter mains to fall back on. Noon time the action begins.

The 2011 National Champion will receive $1200 + a new chassis / body combo with the 11th place driver getting $500 in the season ending point fund.

 

 

 

 

 

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 14, 2011 – Tulare, California – Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway – “Pombo/Sargent Classic”



QUALIFICATIONS: 1.
Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.347; 2. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.538; 3. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-16.539, 4. Nic Faas, 4X, Alexander-16.657; 5. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-16.794; 6. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-16.827; 7. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.918; 8. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-16.934; 9. Kolby Araki, 71G, Ishii-17.100; 10. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-17.116; 11. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.159; 12. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-17.168; 13. Davey Pombo, 38, Eames-17.180; 14. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-17.236; 15. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-17.243; 16. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-17.393; 17. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-17.472; 18. Peter Murphy, 4, Eberhardt-17.545; 19. Adam Frith-Smith, 62X, Frith-Smith- 17.777; 20. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-18.341; 21. Jeff Miller, 5X, Swaim-18.354; 22. Matt Day, 97, Day-18.478; 23. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-19.064; 24. Danny Sheridan, 18X, Kittle-25.230.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Howell, 2. Faria, 3. Gutierrez, 4. Kaeding, 5. Pombo, 6. Faas, 7. Day, 8. Frith-Smith. 3:06.33

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Alexander, 3. J. VanderWeerd, 4. Logan, 5. Smith, 6. Carlile, 7. Russo, 8. Murray. 3:05.15.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hawkins, 2. Murphy, 3. Kirkbride, 4. Hamblin, 5. R. VanderWeerd, 6. Miller, 7. Araki, 8. Sheridan. 3:11.90.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Richard VanderWeerd, 4. Peter Murphy, 5. Greg Alexander, 6. Davey Pombo, 7. Danny Sheridan, 8. Ricky Kirkbride, 9. Dennis Howell, 10. Jonathan Logan, 11. Justyne Hamblin, 12. Danny Faria Jr., 13. Wes Gutierrez, 14. T.J. Smith, 15. Marty Hawkins, 16. Nic Faas, 17. Jace VanderWeerd, 18. Rusty Carlile, 19. Kolby Araki, 20. Nico Russo, 21. Matt Day, 22. Adam Frith-Smith, 23. Jeff Miller, 24. Andrew Murray. NT.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Alexander, Laps 7-16 Bernal, Laps 17-30 Kaeding.

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:


NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: May 21 – Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway – Hanford, California

 

 

 

 

 

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May 12, 2011


22ND THUNDER SEASON OPENER SET FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 WITH 410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS TO KICKOFF BUSY SEASON

In less then two weeks, the powerful 410 sprint cars will invade the "hill" to open the 22nd season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The top names in sprint car racing will battle it out when the Keystone Cup Sprint Series presents the opening race paying $5,000 to the winner of the thirty-five lap feature event. Greg Hodnett, Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Mark Smith, Daryn Pittman and two time winner in 2010, Tyler Walker will headline the cast of stars. Joining the 410 sprints will be the 358 modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the $2,500 to win twenty-five lap feature event. The modified portion of the show is open to all competitors. Race time is 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.

General admission for this event is just $20, children 6-11 are $5 and the pit fee is $25 and a license is not required.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear has again designed the Thunder on the Hill race wear for 2011. For a look at the new design, please visit our website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. The 2011 Thunder wear is displayed on the home page.

The 2011 season is sure to be dynamite so while visiting the website, please take a look at the 2011 Dynamite Video.

Thunder on the Hill is quickly approaching their 100th event, to take place on Tuesday night, June 28 when the 410 sprints and 358 modifieds team up for another popular doubleheader event.


2011 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 22nd Season
presented by: VERTICAL Telephone Systems and Lee Myles Transmissions
Grandview Speedway Bechtelsville, PA

Wednesday, May 25 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING Series 7:30 PM
Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, May 31 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & ARDC Wingless Midgets

Tuesday, June 28 THUNDER EVENT #100
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Wednesday, August 3 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
ROC on the Hill TRAFFIC JAM 60 lap Modifieds & 40 laps Sportsman

Saturday, October 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM
358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets,
Sportsman, Legends. Monster Smash Demo Derby Garden State Vintage Stock Cars
Plus the Vince's Towing Legend Owners Race
(Rain Date Sunday Oct 16 4 PM)


Thunder Road Shows:

Thursday, June 2 New Egypt Speedway 7:30 PM Gates Open 5 PM
USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour & 30 lap Big Block Modifieds
New Egypt, NJ www.newegyptspeedway.net 

Tuesday, July 12 Lincoln Speedway 7:30 PM Gates Open 5 PM
ROC Big Block Modifieds 60 laps & 358/360 Sprint Challenge 25 laps
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 13 7:30 PM
Abbottstown, PA www.lincolnspeedway.com 

Coming Events:

Event 98
When: Wednesday, May 25 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Where: Grandview Speedway 43 Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Admission: Adults $20, Children 6-11 $5, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $25
Track #: 610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.grandviewspeedway.com 

Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill Stephanie Reid, See JOE the Pizza Dude, The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways and Rhyme Time. The popular Inside/Out Promotion, Grandview Thunder Program Book, 22nd Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

Thunder Sponsors:
* NAPA Auto Parts- - - Long time Thunder on the Hill Racing Series sponsor will again have their banners and flag waving high above the Grandview Speedway podium.
* Lee Myles Transmissions at three locations in Berks County. Fern Street Reading, Perkiomen Ave 422 Birdsboro and North 5th Street Highway Reading. Other locations in Allentown, Easton, Mt. Pocono and York, PA
* VERTICAL Telephone Systems will return once again to add some fan fun for all the Thunder fans.
*R.M. Palmer Candy Company, Reading, PA
* BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports- - Making Thunder bigger for all
* Vince's Towing- - Reading, PA
* Fairgrounds Square Mall - - - Reading, PA

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May 11th, 2011



Jay Dickens Racing Engines with Hot Start to 2011



Aberdeen, MS (05/11/11) – Even though Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on a large portion of the nation's events thus far in 2011, Jay Dickens Race Engines (JDRE) customers have still claimed their fair share of accolades and attention.

Bub McCool opened the season by claiming a $3,000 win in January during the 5th Annual Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) in his #57J Victory Circle M1 Chassis by Moyer Super Late Model. Bub would also make noise by setting a new track record on April 8th at Duck River Speedway (Wheel, Tennessee) with the Tennessee Super Series before claiming the $3,000 feature win later that night. The next night at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana), Bub would qualify on the pole for the 14th Annual Indiana Ice Breaker, which was a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event. He currently leads the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year standings.

Ray Moore claimed his biggest career win with a Jay Dickens Racing Engine on February 26th as he topped the $10,000 win in the 1st Annual Pelican 100 at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) in his #93 MB2 Customs Super Late Model. Ray also claimed a Weekly Racing Series Event on April 9th at Jones Motor Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana) as well as the $2,500 win with the O'Reilly SUPR tour at Boothill Speedway (Greenwood, Louisiana) on May 6th.

2010 Brownstown Speedway Track Champion, Dillon White, picked up where he left off in 2010 by topping the Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) season opener in his #54 Mastersbilt/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Klint Byars has been on fire in 2011 in his #5 Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine as he has claimed Weekly Racing Series Events wins at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on March 26th and Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on May 7th. He also claimed his biggest career win ($2,500) and set a new track record on the same night with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) tour on April 9th at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi). He currently leads the overall standings and the rookie of the year standings with the MSCCS.

Brooks Strength has claimed back-to-back, Weekly Racing Series Event wins with his #444 GRT/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi). on April 30th and May 7th.

Upcoming star, Mike Palasini Jr., drove his #8 Trakstar/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model to a Weekly Racing Series Event win on April 30th

Bryan Barber drove his #10 Bandit Race Car/Jay Dickens Open Wheel Modified to the $1,000 feature win on April 30th at Lake Cumberland Speedway (Junction City, KY)

Don O'Neal topped a field of over 30 Super Late Models to drive #71 Jay Dickens-powered Mastersbilt to the $3,000 win in the Lee Fleetwood Memorial at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana). He was followed across the line by fellow JDRE customers Kent Robinson and Dillan White.

Jay Dickens Racing Engines powers many of the nation's top teams with racing engines. In addition, they offer a full range of racing products and components from various vendors. For more information on Jay Dickens Racing Engines and all of their products, please visit www.JayDickens.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series



TULARE'S POMBO/SARGENT CLASSIC ON TAP SATURDAY FOR USAC WC360S

By Lance Jennings



SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 10, 2011... Round six for the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will be held this Saturday, May 14th, at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. Joining the "Pombo/Sargent Classic" card will be the Golden State King of the West 410 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and Vintage Super Modifieds. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, Time Trials will start at 6:00pm, with Racing at the lightning fast 1/3-mile facility to begin at 7:00pm.

Visalia's Jace VanderWeerd leads the point chase heading into Saturday's action. Piloting the family owned #88 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace scored a fifth place finish at Tulare on April 30th. To date, the April 9th Santa Maria feature winner has four top-10 finishes to his credit and has led fourteen main event laps. VanderWeerd will have his sights set on the Pombo-Sargent victory.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister is second in the point standings. On April 30th, the driver of the #11D Olmstead's Auto Racing Inc. / S&S Automotive Maxim looked to be on his way to victory until his engine expired. Credited with a fifteenth place finish, the former Wingless Spec Sprint Champion has three top-10 performances and has led thirty-one main event laps. Bernal will look to rebound this Saturday for his first series win.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin sits third in the championship points. The pilot of the WG Motorsports #007 DRC, sponsored by Competition Suspension Inc. and ButlerBuilt, claimed seventh on April 30th. In the 2011 campaign, Gutierrez has three heat race wins and four top-10 finishes to his credit. Wes will be in the mix for the Pombo/Sargent triumph.

Gardena's Greg Alexander is currently fourth in the series points. Driving Chuck Tyler's #72 Maxim backed by Trench Shoring and Amsoil, Alexander raced to fourth on April 30th. The young driver has one heat race win and three top-10 finishes on the season. This Saturday, Greg will be looking to add Saturday's main event to his resume.

Richard VanderWeerd of Visalia is fifth in the point chase. Piloting the family owned #10 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard scored a third place finish on April 30th. To date, VanderWeerd has one fast time award, two heat race wins, and three top-10 finishes on the year. The young driver will be one of the favorites on Saturday.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are Hanford's Justyne Hamblin, Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes, Fresno's T.J. Smith, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Bakersfield's Rusty Carlile, Peter Murphy of Clovis, Hanford's Jonathan Logan, Davey Pombo of Kerman, and many more.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved Grandstand Tickets are $20 and Bleacher Tickets are $17. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at (559) 688-0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.com www.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.
 
USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:
1. Jace VanderWeerd 224; 2. Ryan Bernal 219; 3. Wes Gutierrez 216; 4. Greg Alexander 198; 5. Richard VanderWeerd 197; 6. Justyne Hamblin 173; 7. Dennis Howell 151; 8. T.J. Smith 149; 9. Bud Kaeding 148; 10. Danny Faria Jr. 138; 11. Rusty Carlile 129; 12. Peter Murphy 124; 13. Ricky Kirkbride 112; 14. Jonathan Logan 93; 15. Nico Russo 88; 16, Davey Pombo 84; 17. Marty Hawkins 81; 18. Cole Peard 76;
19. Matt Day 62; 20. Andy Forsberg 57.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
May 14 - Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway - " Pombo/Sargent Classic"

 

 

 

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All Star Late Model Series heads to Millstream

CAMARGO, IL (5-9-11) By Brian Liskai After a great opening weekend, the stars of the OReilly Auto Parts All Star Late Model Series will head to Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, May 15 for a $4,000-to-win event.

Pennsylvanias John Flinner scored the season opener for the All Stars at  Lernerville Speedway two weeks ago. The Salt Rock Expess Eddie Carrier Jr. followed the next night with a win in The Classic at KC Raceway.

Sundays race at Millstream will be the season-opener for the historic  track. It will also be the season-opener for the Sunoco UMP American Late   Model Series.

Carrier currently leads the All Star series points over Jared Miley, former champion Boom Briggs, Greg Oakes, Rod Conley, Donnie Moran, Devin Moran, Bryan Casey, Greg Satterlee and Russ King.

Expect to see three-time ALMS champion Brian Ruhlman, who won at Millstream last year. Also likely to show up for the $4,000 top prize will be Curtis Roberts, 2010 National UMP champion Rusty Schlenk, Dusty Moore, Jerry Bowersock, Jon Henry (who has 4 wins at Attica in 2011 and is a former ALMS champion), two-time Attica champion Ryan Missler, Jeff Babock, Casey Noonan and more.

We expect well a great car count for this event. Hats off to Dean Miracle and his workers. Its been a very tough spring, but they have worked their tails off to get the facility ready and were excited to be a part of the season opener, said Guy Webb of the All Star Late Model Series.

Pit gates will open Sunday at 3 p.m. with grandstand seating opening at 3 p.m. Racing is slated to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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DICK JORDAN 11-65


“POMBO-SARGENT CLASSIC” 360 SPRINT SATURDAY AT TULARE


Jace VanderWeerd, Ryan Bernal and Wes Gutierrez will battle for the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car point lead Saturday as the series returns to the Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Entering the “Pombo-Sargent Classic,” VanderWeerd sits just five points ahead of Bernal, with Gutierrez only eight back.

In three previous Tulare events this season, won by Bud Kaeding (twice) and Peter Murphy, the three point leaders have had varying degrees of success. Bernal has a couple of second places, while VanderWeerd has a third and a fifth. Gutierrez will be seeking his first top-five finish at Tulare after two sixths and a seventh.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Jace VanderWeerd-224; 2-Ryan Bernal-219; 3-Wes Gutierrez-216; 4-Greg Alexander-198; 5-Richard VanderWeerd-197; 6-Justyne Hamblin-173; 7-Dennis Howell-151; 8-T.J. Smith-149; 9-Bud Kaeding-148; 10-Danny Faria Jr.-138.

 

 

 

 

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PETER MURPHY RETURNS TO TULARE VICTORY LANE
By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – MAY 2, 2011... Last Saturday night, veteran driver Peter Murphy of Clovis scored a popular victory with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series. Charging from the eleventh starting spot, Murphy inherited the lead after point leader Ryan Bernal's engine expired on lap twenty-six. Driving a six year old car and powered by a twelve year old engine, the Australia native ran from the field to claim his first series win since October 2009. "It was a great race from where I was sitting," remarked Murphy. "There was stuff going on everywhere. Cars were everywhere and it was an awesome track."

As starter Willie Williams dropped the green flag, Richard VanderWeerd grabbed the lead from the pole position. Ryan Bernal, who started alongside VanderWeerd, gave chase after the leader. Using the outside line of the Tulare clay oval, Bernal used the extra momentum to take the lead on the second lap. VanderWeerd tried to battle back, but settled into second followed by "Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez, Dennis Howell, T.J. Smith, and Greg Alexander.

Looking for his first career series win, Bernal began to stretch out his advantage. Heading into the lap nine, Ryan held a two-turn lead when Fresno's Dave Knott flipped his machine in turn four. Action was halted as a red flag was displayed over the speedway. Knott walked away uninjured, but his car was done for the night. When racing resumed, Bernal set the pace and VanderWeerd was now in a battle for second with Howell. Dennis soon took the position as drivers searched high and low for the fastest line around the track.

With Bernal out front and Howell securely in second, it was an absolute war for third on back to tenth. With two distinct grooves on the racetrack and tight side by side racing action, drivers swapped positions back and forth, as they looked to advance. This battle came to a end on lap eighteen for Quincy's Cole Peard who came to stop on lap eighteen.

This was the first of a series of yellow flags. Third place T.J. Smith of Fresno retired after having extensive front end damage. Campbell's Nico Russo spun his machine in the second turn. "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton slowed after suffering a flat left front tire. Peard had to exit after his second spin on lap twenty-three. By this point in the feature, Bernal continued to lead the way by running the cushion and banging his car off the outside fence. Howell sat in second and chose the low line to make his move, followed by Greg Alexander, Jared Little, Peter Murphy, and Richard VanderWeerd.

Bernal was strong as he was working for the Tulare victory. Once again, the point leader began to put some distance between himself and the field. Murphy, now in fourth, ran a line similar to Bernal and passed both Alexander and Howell in one move to claim second. On the next lap, Bernal's engine began to sour and his night ended in heartbreak.

Murphy took over the lead, with Howell, Little, Alexander, VanderWeerd, and Gutierrez tucked in close. Using the experience of a veteran driver, Peter extended his advantage and was not to be denied on this night. At the checkered flag, Murphy took the win chased by Howell, VanderWeerd, Alexander, and Jace VanderWeerd.

Piloting the #4 Eberhardt Motorsports' Maxim, backed by Ridgeline Framing and Pro Signs, Peter Murphy claimed victory in his second start of 2011. Earlier in the program, Murphy was eleventh quick in time trials and finished second in his heat race. Now twelfth in the point chase, Peter earned the Keizer Wheels "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job" honors on the night and also reclaimed the series lead in career feature wins. His good fortune continued by charging to a close second at the line in the winged Taco Bravo Ocean Sprint Car feature.

Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes took second after starting fifth in the 30-lap feature. Driving the family owned #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell Meyer Racing Maxim, Howell was fifth fast in qualifications and third in his heat race. The USAC Western Midget graduate is currently seventh in the point standings heading into Tulare's "Pombo/Sargent Classic" on May 14th.

With a four pill drawn for the main event inversion, Visalia's Richard VanderWeerd inherited the pole position. Piloting the family owned #10 Maxim, sponsored by VanderWeerd Construction and Battery Worx, Richard led the first lap and faded back to as far as sixth position. VanderWeerd battled back to claim third at the checkered flag and is now fifth in the championship points. The young driver was fourth quick on the night and second in his heat race.

Gardena's Greg Alexander raced to fourth after starting sixth in Chuck Tyler's #72 Trench Shoring / Amsoil Maxim. The young driver was in the mix, battling for the runner-up spot in the main event. Earlier in the night's action, Alexander was sixth fast in qualifications and claimed fourth in his heat race. As this writing goes to press, Greg is currently fourth in the point standings.

Jace VanderWeerd of Visalia came home fifth after starting seventh. Driving the #88 Maxim sponsored by VanderWeerd Construction and Battery Worx, the April 9th Santa Maria winner was seventh quick on the night and third in his heat race. By virtue of his fourth top-10 performance and Bernal's bad luck, VanderWeerd sits atop the standings heading into the "Pombo/Sargent Classic."

Fresno's T.J. Smith set the pace in Sander Engineering Time Trials over the twenty-one car field. Piloting Steve LeGras' #14 UHL Rubber / S&S Automotive Maxim, the Santa Maria track champion claimed fourth in his heat race. Smith was running third in the feature until suffering front end damage that ended his night. Scoring an eighteenth place finish, the hard charger sits eighth in points.

Bakersfield's Ricky Kirkbride won the night's first heat race, presented by Extreme Mufflers. Driving Bob & Toni Van Meter's #87 Maxim, backed by Fred Cummings Motorsports and ITI Performance, Kirkbride was thirteenth quick and scored eleventh in the feature. The USAC Ford Focus Midget graduate is thirteenth in the championship points.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin won the Saldana Racing Products / Keizer Wheels Heat Race #2. Piloting the WG Motorsports' #007 Competition Suspension Inc. / ButlerBuilt DRC, Gutierrez was second fast in qualifications and seventh in the main event. The young driver leads the series with four heat race wins and is currently third in the point chase.

Santa Rosa's Marty Hawkins scored the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #3 victory. Driving the family's #3M Schnee, sponsored by The Toiyabe Group and Blakeley Landscaping, Hawkins was fifteenth fast on the night and ninth in the feature after starting fifteenth. In limited action, Marty is currently seventeenth in USAC West Coast 360 points.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, May 14th, at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. Joining the "Pombo/Sargent" card will be the Golden State King of the West Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and Vintage Super Modifieds. Located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, the Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, with time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing at 7:00pm. Advance Reserved Grandstand Tickets and Bleacher Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at (559) 688-0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, please visit westcoastsprintcars.com, usacracing.com, racesantamariaspeedway.com, or follow the series on facebook.
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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS:
April 30, 2011 - Tulare, California - Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway

SANDER ENGINEERING TIME TRIALS:
1. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-15.181; 2. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-15.214; 3. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-15.336; 4. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-15.492; 5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.577; 6. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-15.683; 7. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-15.696; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.755; 9. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-15.815; 10. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-15.844; 11. Peter Murphy, 4, Eberhardt-16.090; 12. Jared Little, 25, Little-16.178; 13. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-16.182; 14. Dave Knott, 28, Knott-16.259; 15. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.343; 16. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-16.694; 17. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-17.231; 18. Jeff Miller, 5X, Swaim-17.330; 19. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-17.341; 20. Cole Peard, 58, Peard-NT; 21. Matt Day, 97, Day-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps)
1. Ricky Kirkbride, 2. Richard VanderWeerd, 3. Jace VanderWeerd, 4. T.J. Smith, 5. Justyne Hamblin, 6. Andrew Murray, 7. Nico Russo. NT.

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps)
1. Wes Gutierrez, 2. Peter Murphy, 3. Dennis Howell, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Dave Knott, 6. Geoffrey Strole, 7. Cole Peard. NT.

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps)
1. Marty Hawkins, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Rusty Carlile, 4. Greg Alexander, 5. Jared Little, 6. Jeff Miller, 7. Matt Day. NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps - With Starting Positions)
1. Peter Murphy (11th), 2. Dennis Howell (5th), 3. Richard VanderWeerd (1st), 4. Greg Alexander (6th), 5. Jace VanderWeerd (7th), 6. Jared Little (12th), 7. Wes Gutierrez (3rd), 8. Rusty Carlile (9th), 9. Marty Hawkins (15th), 10. Justyne Hamblin (10th), 11. Ricky Kirkbride (13th), 12. Nico Russo (19th), 13. Jeff Miller (18th), 14. Matt Day (21st), 15. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 16. Cole Peard (20th), 17. Danny Faria Jr. (8th), 18. T.J. Smith (4th), 19. Dave Knott (14th), 20. Geoffrey Strole (17th), 21. Andrew Murray (16th - DNS). NT.
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**Dave Knott flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Richard VanderWeerd, Laps 2-26 Ryan Bernal, Laps 27-30 Peter Murphy.

KEIZER WHEELS HARD CHARGER: Peter Murphy (11th to 1st)

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:
1. Jace VanderWeerd 224; 2. Ryan Bernal 219; 3. Wes Gutierrez 216; 4. Greg Alexander 198; 5. Richard VanderWeerd 197; 6. Justyne Hamblin 173; 7. Dennis Howell 151; 8. T.J. Smith 149; 9. Bud Kaeding 148; 10. Danny Faria Jr. 138; 11. Rusty Carlile 129; 12. Peter Murphy 124; 13. Ricky Kirkbride 112; 14. Jonathan Logan 93; 15. Nico Russo 88; 16, Davey Pombo 84; 17. Marty Hawkins 81; 18. Cole Peard 76; 19. Matt Day 62; 20. Andy Forsberg 57.

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
May 14 - Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway - " Pombo/Sargent Classic"

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 2, 2011
DICK JORDAN 11-59


360s RETURN TO THUNDERBOWL MAY 14;
TULARE 30-LAPPER GOES TO PETER MURPHY


Jace VanderWeerd has a five-point lead over Ryan Bernal and is eight points ahead of Wes Gutierrez as the series preps for a May 14 return to the Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Peter Murphy of Clovis, Calif. led the final four laps in his Eberhardt Special to win Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC West Coast 360 Sprint race at Tulare. Dennis Howell finished second ahead of Richard VanderWeerd, Greg Alexander and Jace VanderWeerd.

Former point leader Ryan Bernal led laps 2-26 but dropped to 15th in the official finish. T.J. Smith was Saturday’s fastest qualifier.

Saturday’s race is the third of six scheduled at Tulare. Jace VanderWeerd has been third, fifth and eighth in this year’s Tulare races, while Bernal has a pair of seconds and Gutierrez has two sixths and a seventh.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Jace VanderWeerd-224; 2-Ryan Bernal-219; 3-Wes Gutierrez-216; 4-Greg Alexander-198; 5-Richard VanderWeerd-197; 6-Justyne Hamblin-173; 7-Dennis Howell-151; 8-T.J. Smith-149; 9-Bud Kaeding-148; 10-Danny Faria Jr.-138.

 

 

 

 

 

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Eddie Carrier Jr. Wins DTWC, Smith takes Midwest All Star Series Win!

CHILLICOTHE, OH (4-30-11) By Brian Liskai Danny Smith may end up in medical journals. The Indiana native who now calls Chillicothe, Ohio home, hurt his back last June in a violent sprint car crash and spent the rest of the summer and all winter recuperating from surgery under the care of his wife, Stephanie. Smith sent notice this weekend that he will once again be a force to be reckoned with, winning both races he competed in   Friday at Attica Raceway Park, and Saturday at The Classic at KC Raceway.

"A little less than a year ago... June 18 I was laying in the hospital with a broken back, wondering what I was gonna do in the future and wondering if I would ever drive again. Fans from all over pitched in and helped me out with money and prayers. This race is for all of you. I appreciate it and dedicate this win to you, said Smith to the huge, adoring crowd.

The first race of the year for the OReilly Auto Parts Midwest All Star Sprint Series was forth $3,000 for Smith.

In the third annual 40-lap $4,000-to-win Classic for the OReilly Auto Parts All Star Late Models, the Salt Rock Express, Eddie Carrier Jr. (Salt Rock, W. Va.) blitzed the field for the victory.

I drew that eight (pill) and thought oh nomy job just got harder. Weve had some bad luck lately, so maybe this will turn it around. We will just keep a diggin and working harder and see what happens. Its good to be  ere in victory lane, said an elated Carrier who has had a series of double-digit wins over the past eight years at KC Raceway.

"I'd like to thank Grover Motorsports and Engines Inc. and my Dad. He and I were THE crew tonight and Dad worked really hard to help get us here, added Carrier.

The evening began when Donnie Moran came with thirteen-hundredths of Jackie Boggs' 10-year-old track record during qualifications. Numerous other cars timed in the mid 13 second bracket as the cool afternoon locked down moisture early on the fast 3/8 mile speed plant.

Pinconning, Michigans Jeep VanWormer led the late model field to the green with former World 100 winner Matt Miller to his outside. VanWormer blasted into the lead ahead of Miller  and Zach Dohm, however, "Insane Duane" Chamberlain grabbed everyones attention with his high-flying machine as he grabbed second on lap six. Eighth place starter Carrier quickly stormed up to fourth.

A caution for Josh McGuire on lap eight bunched up the field for the Delaware-style restart. This allowed Carrier to storm into third. Meanwhile  Mark Frazier, Jason Montgomery, and R.J. Conley battled hard for fifth place.

VanWormer caught lapped traffic by the 16th circuit as Chamberlain and Carrier continued their tremendous battle for second.

VanWormers run at the top would end on lap 17. During a caution for a stalled Chad Smith, the leader exited the speedway with mechanical  problems, handing the lead to Richmond, Indianas Chamberlain.

But, Chamberlains lead wouldnt last long. On the restart, Carrier won the drag race into the first corner to take the lead while Jason Montgomery leap-frogged two spots into fourth.

R.J. Conley, Mark Frazier, and Boom Briggs came together on lap 20, sending Frazier helplessly down the front chute backwards. The rest of the field continued in evasive fashion setting up the third restart.

Chamberlain suffered a flat during caution and did not return.

Montgomery stalked Carrier as they worked through traffic, allowing R.J. Conley to close with four laps to go. At the 37 lap mark Montgomery drove to within three car lengths, but Carrier's Ford had just a little too much  punch to claim the win over Montgomery who won the last All Star feature at K-C in the Halloween 50 in October.


R.J. Conley, Rod Conley and Matt Miley would round out the top five.

Millersburg, Ohios Rob Chaney would take the lead at the drop of the green in the 30-lap sprint feature with Kyle Sauder in tow. Sauder and fifth place starter Danny Smith would engage in a torrid side-by-side battle for the runner-up spot over the next 10 laps.

Chaney, aboard the Bryan Grove owned machine, would set a blistering pace, encountering lapped traffic by the sixth circuit.

By the half-way mark, Smith would finally bag second just as Sheldon  Haudenschild jumped the cushion and flipped hard off turn three. Little Haud was okay, but the crash inspired dad Jac, who would challenge the rest of the way for the win.

A lap and a caution for a Todd Kane spin would once again bunch up the field with Chaney leading Smith, Jac Haudenschild and Greg Wilson. On the restart, it was time for Smith to take command as the 54-year-old vaulted into the lead.

Smith, who owns 30 career All Star Circuit of Champion wins and 10 World of Outlaw victories, would pull away for the victory. Chaney, Jac Haudenschild, Wilson, and Jared Ridge would round out the top five.

K-C Raceway 4/30/2011 Classic Weekend

Midwest All-Star 410 Sprint Cars

Qualifying:

# Driver Pill Draw Time

45 Rob Chaney 13 11.492

7K Kyle Sauder 32 11.553

93 Sheldon Haudenschild 61 11.561

35 Ron Blair 3 11.619

12 Jared Ridge 41 11.628

80 Hud Horton 10 11.651

7 Glen Lons 22 11.680

6 Jac Haudenschild 6 11.692

11D Bryce Dickson 4 11.712

4 Danny Smith 55 11.712

00 Jimmy Nier 7 11.735

5T Travis Philo 33 11.740

28 Todd Kane 57 11.810

20w Greg Wilson 59 11.848

22 Cole Duncan 69 11.917

6X Nick Nabor 38 12.010

11n Ed Neumeister 47 12.020

22d Josh Davis 52 12.107

15H Mitch Harble 28 12.510

06 Brandy Bower 17 12.611

9j Jesse McCreary 40 12.835

91 Aaron Middaugh 60 12.917

2 Nathan Skaggs 54 13.078

41 Randy Fink 29 13.088

12 Nick Forcum 20 13.569

35 Wes McGlumphy 5 13.864

A79 John Shewbrooks 42 14.428

5H Jordon Harble 73 14.834

41L Jeb Lowder 11 15.927

4X Jimmy Stinson 14 NT

Dash: Rob Chaney, Kyle Sauder, Jared Ridge, Sheldon Haudenschild, Hud Horton, Ronnie Blair


Heat One: Danny Smith, Mike Long, Rob Chaney, Ron Blair, Todd Kane, Aaron Middaugh, Nick Forcum,Jordan Harble, Nick Naber (flip)


Heat Two: Jared Ridge, Jac Haudenschild, Greg Wilson, Kyle Sauder, Ed Neumeister, Brandy Bower, Nathan Skaggs, Wes McGlumphy, Jeb Lawder, Jimmy Nier DNS

Heat Three: Travis Philo, Cole Duncan, Bryce Dickson, Sheldon Haudenschild, Hud Horton, Jesse McCreary, Randy Fink, John Shewbrooks, Josh Davis (Flip), Jimmy Stinson DNS

B-Main: Mitchel Harble, Brandi Bower, Jimmy Stinson, Wes McGlumphy, Nathan Skaggs, Aaron Middaugh, Randy Fink, John Shewbrooks, Jess McCreary (flip) Nick Forcum, Jordan Harble, Jeb Lowder, Josh Davis DNS, Nick Naber DNS, Jimmy Nier DNS



Feature: Danny Smith, Rob Chaney, Jac Haudenshcild, Greg Wilson, Jared Ridge, Kyle Sauder, Ron Blair, Mike Long, Travis Philo, Bryce Dickson, Todd Kane, Wes McGlumphey, Hud Horton, Jimmy Stinson, Brandy Bower, Cole Duncan, Mitch Harble, Sheldon Haudenschild, Nathan Skaggs, Ed Neumeister


O'Reilly All-Star Late Models

Qualifying

# Driver Pill Draw Time

99 Donnie Moran 19 13.579

7 Matt Miller 63 13.603

71r Rod Conley 43 13.612

55 Jeep VanWormer 44 13.615

23 Duane Chamberlain 17 13.744

28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. 32 13.755

17T Zach Dohm 37 13.775

21 Jason Montgomery 75 13.775

71c RJ Conley 64 13.843

99 Boom Briggs 54 13.873

41 Josh McGuire 66 13.943

99m Devin Moran 27 14.018

47 Chris Combs 77 14.057

57 Ben Adkins 31 14.105

12A Rick Aukland 36 14.106

9F Mark Frazier 10 14.111

1B Nick Bocook 62 14.140

19 Chad Smith 29 14.210

H1 Matt Myley 76 14.218

kc44 KC Burdett 74 14.277

44B Colton Burdette 7 14.363

9 Terry Hicks 6 14.367

44 Jeff Burdette 67 14.375

11b Dean Boyd 73 14.421

11 Billy Gullion 56 14.447

29 Clint Keenan 45 14.475

22 Greg Oakes 38 14.494

12 Doug Dodd 21 14.544

17 Shannon Thornsberry 68 14.927

20M Mick Sanson 12 15.070

e10 Brian Eaton 72 15.088

3s Kenny Spencer 24 15.395

25 Brian Casey 20 15.629

45 Matthew Jobe 42 16.547

44 Colton Burdette 7 14.363

9 Terry Hicks 6 14.367

44J Jeff Burdette 67 14.375

11b Dean Boyd 73 14.421

11 Billy Gullion 56 14.447

29 Clint Keenan 45 14.475

22 Greg Oakes 38 14.494

12 Doug Dodd 21 14.544

17 Shannon Thornsberry 68 14.927

41 Josh McGuire 66 14.943

20 Mick Sanson 12 15.070

10E Brian Eaton 72 15.088

3s Kenny Spencer 24 15.395

25 Brian Casey 20 15.629

45 Matthew Jobe 42 16.547

45f Russ Frohnapfel 15 NT

71 Delmas Conley 53 NT

Heat One: Duane Chamberlain, Mark Frazier, Jeff Burdette, Doug Dodd, Terry Hicks, Russ Frohnapfel, Brian Casey, Mick Sanson, Donnie Moran

Heat Two: Eddie Carrier, Zach Dohm, Chad Smith, Greg Oakes, Rick Aukland, Kenny Spencer, Matthew Jobe, Devon Moran, Ben Adkins

Heat Three: Rod Conley, Jeep Van Wormer, R. J. Conley, Boom Briggs, Matt Miller, Delmas Conley, Billy Gullion, Clint Keenan, Nick Bocook

Heat Four: Josh McGuire, Jason Montgomery, Matt Miley, Colton Burdette,  Shannon Thornsberry, Chris Combs, K.C. Burdette, Dean Boyd, Brian Eaton

B-Main One: Rick Aukland, Terry Hicks, Russ Frohnapfel, Mick Sanson, Brian Casey, Kenny Spencer, Matthew Jobe, Donnie Moran DNS, Devon Moran DNS, Ben Adkins DNS

B-Main Two: Matt Miller, Delmas Conley, Shannon Thornsberry, Billy Gullion, Chris Combs, K-C Burdette, Clint Keenan, Brian Eaton, Dean Boyd (flip), Nick Bocook

Feature: Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jason Montgomery, R.J. Conley, Rod Conley, Matt Miley, Doug Dodd, Greg Oakes, Delmas Conley, Jeff Burdette, Terry Hicks, Boom Briggs, Matt Miller, Colton Burdette, Mark Frazier, Mick Samson, Russ Frohnapfel, Zach Dohm, Duane Chamberlain, Brian Casey, Jeep VanWormer, Rick Aukland, Shannon Thornsberry, Chad Smith, Josh McGuire.

 

 

 

 

 

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 30, 2011 – Tulare, California – Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway



QUALIFICATIONS: 1. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-15.181; 2. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-15.214; 3. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-15.336; 4. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-15.492; 5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.577; 6. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-15.683; 7. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-15.696; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.755; 9. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-15.815; 10. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-15.844; 11. Peter Murphy, 4, Eberhardt-16.090; 12. Jared Little, 25, Little-16.178; 13. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-16.182; 14. Dave Knott, 28, Knott-16.259; 15. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.343; 16. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-16.694; 17. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-17.231; 18. Jeff Miller, 5X, Swaim-17.330; 19. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-17.341; 20. Cole Peard, 58, Peard-NT; 21. Matt Day, 97, Day-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kirkbride, 2. R. VanderWeerd, 3. J. VanderWeerd, 4. Smith, 5. Hamblin, 6. Murray, 7. Russo. NT.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gutierrez, 2. Murphy, 3. Howell, 4. Faria, 5. Knott, 6. Strole, 7. Peard. NT.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hawkins, 2. Bernal, 3. Carlile, 4. Alexander, 5. Little, 6. Miller, 7. Day. NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Peter Murphy, 2. Dennis Howell, 3. Richard VanderWeerd, 4. Greg Alexander, 5. Jace VanderWeerd, 6. Jared Little, 7. Wes Gutierrez, 8. Rusty Carlile, 9. Marty Hawkins, 10. Justyne Hamblin, 11. Ricky Kirkbride, 12. Nico Russo, 13. Jeff Miller, 14. Matt Day, 15. Ryan Bernal, 16. Cole Peard, 17. Danny Faria Jr., 18. T.J. Smith, 19. Dave Knott, 20. Geoffrey Strole, 21. Andrew Murray. NT.

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**Knott flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 R. VanderWeerd, Laps 2-26 Bernal, Laps 27-30 Murphy.

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: May 14 – Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway - "Pombo/Sargent Classic"

 

 

 

 

 

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Flinner proves he still has it...claims All Star Late Model win at Showdown in Savertown"

SARVER, Pa. (4-29-11) By Brian Liskai Future hall-of-famer John Flinner can still cowboy up when he has to. A rough, tacky track created by a month of wet weather was no challenge for the Zelienople, Pennsylvania veteran as he claimed Friday nights Showdown in Savertown over a stellar field of OReilly Auto Parts All Star Late Model Series drivers.

Flinner, aboard the River Salvage, SS Weld backed machine, steadily worked his way forward from the 13th starting spot, taking the lead from former All Star champion Boom Briggs at  the flag stand on lap 11. He never looked back, lapping up to the second place car in the 40-lap feature which was shortened from 50-laps due to the track conditions.  Eddie Carrier Jr. and Briggs led the field to the green but a four-car pile-up stopped the action. When Mike Knight rolled to a top on the front stretch on lap four, contenders Robbie Blair, Dave Hess Jr. and Dave Murdick went pit side. On the restart, Tim Dohm coasted into the infield as John Garvin Jr. spins while running fifth.

Flinner and Tommy Beck were quickly closing on Briggs for the lead. Flinner exited turn four on lap 11 and drove under Briggs for the top spot with Beck soon following.While the top two were running away from the field, rookie Bryan Force was showing he will be a force to be reckoned with this season as he ran 7th. Davey Johnsons great run soon came to an end while
running third as his engine went up in smoke. Gregg Satterlee drove around Briggs into third with 10 laps to go. However, Flinner was right on his bumperthats right, he was preparing to lap the third place car. With five laps to go Flinner has a three-quarter track lead over Beck and cruises to the win. Satterlee, Briggs and Force round out the top five.

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series Feature (40 Laps) $5,000-to-win
1. (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople
2. (91) Tommy Beck, Murrysville
3. (22S) Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills
4. (99B) Rick Boom Briggs, Bear Lake
5. (31) Brian Force, Indiana
6. (2V) Chad Valone, Warren
7. (56K) Russell King, Bristolville OH.
8. (H1) Jared Miley, South Park
9. (99) Donnie Moran, Dresden OH.
10. (47) Davey Johnson, Latrobe
11. (99M) Devin Moran, Dresden OH.
12. (1C) Lynn Geisler, Cranberry Twp.
13. (28) Eddie Carrier Jr., Salt Rock WV.
14. (37) Jared Hawkins, Fairmont WV.
15. (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
16. (6T) Tim Dohm, Crosslanes WV.
17. (W11) Rob Blair, Centerville
18. (44H) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford
19. (9K) Mike Knight, Ripley NY.
20. (20H) Jacob Hawkins, Fairmont WV.
21. (1J) Dave Murdick, Slippery Rock
22. (22) Greg Oaks, Franklinville
Waterford

OReilly All Star Late Model Series Qualifying
1. (17) Tim Dohm 15.311
2. (28Jr.) Eddie Carrier Jr. 15.328
3. (W11) Rob Blair 15.360
4. (1C) Lynn Geisler 15.380
5. (91) Tommy Beck 15.394
6. (99B) Rick Boom Briggs 15.408
7. (4T8) John Flinner 15.444
8. (J4) John Garvin Jr. 15.453
9. (44H) Dave Hess Jr. 15.460
10. (2V) Chad Valone 15.477
11. (56) Denton Boyer 15.495
12. (56K) Russell King 15.520
13. (71R) Rod Conley 15.567
14. (17) Keith Barbara 15.573
15. (20) Jacob Hawkins 15.592
16. (31) Brian Force 15.602
17. (77X) Dale Planck 15.636
18. (22S) Satterlee 15.637
19. (99) Donnie Moran 15.688
20. (47) Davey Johnson 15.713
21. (37H) Jared Hawkins 15.743
22. (2S) Sam Stile 15.771
23. (72) Michael Norris 15.842
24. (21) Matt Lux 15.857
25. (4J) John Mollick 15.901
26. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand 15.943
27. (1J) Dave Murdick 15.980
28. (99M) Devin Moran 16.019
29. (03) Doug Eck 16.071
30. (H1) Jared Miley 16.092
31. (111) Brian Swartzlander 16.140
32. (16) Derek Frank 16.188
33. (23) Tony Burke 16.335
34. (29K) Garrett Krummert 16.343
35. (22) Greg Oakes 16.431
36. (92) Jamie Beck 16.579
37. (9K) Mike Knight 16.603
38. (25) Bryan Casey 16.990
39. (66X) Carey Terrance 17.096
40. (14) J.R. Gentry 17.395
41. (2M) Chuck Medved 17.560
42. (7X) Herman Bertolini 18.437
DNQ: (2J) Mike Johnson

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series B-Main #1
1. (99) Donnie Moran, Dresden OH.
2. (4J) John Mollick, Toronto OH.
3. (56K) Russell King, Bristolville OH.
4. (H1) Jared Miley, South Park
5. (66X) Carey Terrance, Holgensburg NY.
6. (7X) Herman Bertolini, Creighton
7. (29K) Garrett Krummert, New Castle
8. (16*) Derek Frank, Jamestown NY.
9. (25) Bryan Casey, Coshocton OH.
10. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport
DNS: (56) Denton Boyer, Punxsutawney
DNS: (03) Doug Eck, Corry
DNS: (2J) Mike Johnson, Imperial
DNS: (77X) Dale Planck, Cortland NY.

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series B-Main #2
1. (31) Brian Force, Indiana
2. (1J) Dave Murdick, Slippery Rock
3. (99M) Devin Moran, Dresden OH.
4. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
5. (14) J.R. Gentry, Wooster OH.
6. (23) Tony Burke, Sarver
7. (92) Jamie Beck, Murrysville
8. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
9. (71R) Rod Conley, Wheelersburg OH.
10. (111) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
11. (22) Greg Oaks, Franklinville
12. (21) Matt Lux, Franklin
DNS: (2M) Chuck Medved, Imperial
DNS: (2S) Sam Stile, Charloeri

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series Heat #1
1. (6T) Tim Dohm, Crosslanes WV.
2. (W11) Rob Blair, Centerville
3. (1C) Lynn Geisler, Cranberry Twp.
4. (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople
5. (99) Donnie Moran, Dresden OH.
6. (H1) Jared Miley, South Park
7. (56K) Russell King, Bristolville OH.
8. (16*) Derek Frank, Jamestown NY.
9. (56) Denton Boyer, Punxsutawney
10. (29K) Garrett Krummert, New Castle
DNS: (2J) Mike Johnson, Imperial

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series Heat #2
1. (99B) Rick Boom Briggs, Bear Lake
2. (2V) Chad Valone, Warren
3. (20H) Jacob Hawkins, Fairmont WV.
4. (44H) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford
5. (4J) John Mollick, Toronto OH.
6. (66X) Carey Terrance, Holgensburg NY.
7. (25) Bryan Casey, Coshocton OH.
8. (7X) Herman Bertolini, Creighton
9. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport
10. (03) Doug Eck, Corry
NLC: (77X) Dale Planck, Cortland NY.

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series Heat #3
1. (47) Davey Johnson, Latrobe
2. (28) Eddie Carrier Jr., Salt Rock WV.
3. (17) Keith Barbara, South Park
4. (9K) Mike Knight, Ripley NY.
5. (31) Brian Force, Indiana
6. (23) Tony Burke, Sarver
7. (14) J.R. Gentry, Wooster OH.
8. (99M) Devin Moran, Dresden OH.
9. (92) Jamie Beck, Murrysville
10. (21) Matt Lux, Franklin
11. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver

O Reilly All Star Late Model Series Heat #4
1. (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
2. (22S) Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills
3. (91) Tommy Beck, Murrysville
4. (37H) Jared Hawkins, Fairmont WV.
5. (71R) Rod Conley, Wheelersburg OH.
6. (111) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
7. (22) Greg Oakes, Franklinville NY.
8. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
9. (2M) Chuck Medved, Imperial
10. (1J) Dave Murdick, Slippery Rock

 

 

 

 

 

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April 29,  2011

June 10 & 11 Super Weekend!

AMRA Growth In Virginia A Huge Plus to the Organization

Conner Vital to Expanding the AMRA Brand



MT. ALTO, WV- Just this past week, one of the biggest weekends in AMRA Modified history received the green light as Federated Auto Parts has come aboard with Sprint Cup driver Kenny Schrader for a super open-wheel weekend June 10 and 11 at Natural Bridge Speedway and Beckley Motorsports Park.

These events will be AMRA Road Warrior events and Schrader will be at both speedways in his Federated Auto Parts modified.
The relative close proximity of the two tracks will give AMRA drivers and local favorites a chance to compete for a high-dollar purse and a chance to compete against one of the nation's most versatile drivers.

Says Director of Racing Operations for AMRA, Scott Wolfe, "This is a big deal for both the AMRA and our two sanctioning speedways. To have Federated Auto come aboard is a major boost to what the AMRA and our speedways are trying to do for our racers. Having Ken Schrader join the mix is an added incentive, both for our drivers and the fans."

Said AMRA sponsor Dave Poske of Poske's Performance Parts, "Bringing Federated Auto Parts to the table is in itself a home run for both tracks. This is a boost for everyone involved."

Creating a little hype for the event, Wolfe noted, "I've met Kenny Schrader and he is a great driver and a great person. He is well respected by just about everyone in the business. But the AMRA contingent of driver's has to be out there thinking, "Wouldn't it be nice to get the chance to beat Kenny Schrader?' That alone will get some big-name open wheel drivers out for the weekend."

Part of the success of the AMRA in the Virginia area has been largely do to racer Gary Conner. Having no ties to the AMRA other than being an AMRA member as a racer, Gary Conner has been instrumental in doing what is best for the racer.

Said Wolfe, "Gary is a knowledgeable racer and a walking encyclopedia of racing trivia. Besides that he is a great guy and a great racer. Most of all he is very unselfish, and does a lot of behind-the-scenes work, not only to aid AMRA, but to aid racing in general. His expertise has helped create a high-quality of modified racing in Southern West Virginia and Southward, and helped create a uniform set of rules. "

"Gary does this just because he loves racing and he knows what it takes for racing to survive in these tough economic times. He receives no compensation, just the satisfaction of doing what is in racing's best interest. With Gary's leadership and keen business sense, many other racers have realized some of the benefits of the groundwork he has laid. Thus, these drivers and owners have too become advocates of what the AMRA is trying to do. Thank you Gary for all of your time and effort! Thanks to everyone in the 'Virginia Connection'."

"The AMRA wishes to thank Gary (Conner), our participating tracks, our drivers, owners, our fans and all others who help make the AMRA successful," announced AMRA President Larry Keefer. " I personally appreciate everyone's involvement to improve the AMRA brand name. To this combined effort I offer a sincere 'Thank You' to all involved."

Although not yet a sanctioned AMRA track, County Line Speedway, a 3/8 mile clay oval located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, N.C. saw AMRA champ Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, WV claim the win last weekend. CLR has been in operation since May 21st, 1988 and sanctions some of the region's biggest shows under AMRA rules.
"We hope someday in the future to expand to North Carolina," hinted Wolfe about the success of AMRA cars appearing at CLR. "Our AMRA boys had a great showing and that speaks highly of our organization. Congratulations to all of our drivers and thanks to CLR for giving our drivers 'up North' a dry place to race."

Natural Bridge Speedway is located in Lexington, VA. More information can be found at http://www.nbspeedway.com/  or by calling Phone: 540-291-2856. Beckley Motorsports Park is located on 301 Racetrack Road near Beckley, West Virginia. More information can be found at http://www.beckleymotorsportspark.com/  or by calling (304) 929-2688.

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Skyline to open May 6, 2011

K-C Road Warrior Show Saturday, May 7

 

 

 

 

 

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#007 Wes Gutierrez. Photo by Lance Jennings.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series

USAC WEST COAST 360S CLASH AT TULARE SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 26, 2011... The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will return to action this Saturday, April 30th, at Steve Faria's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Joining the popular series will be the Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints vs. ASCS Southern California Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, and Vintage Super Modifieds. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, Time Trials will start at 6:00pm, with Racing at the lightning fast 1/3-mile facility to begin at 7:00pm.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister sits atop the point standings heading into Saturday's event. The driver of the #11D Olmstead's Auto Racing Inc. / S&S Automotive Maxim scored a second place finish at Tulare on April 16th. To date, the former Wingless Spec Sprint Champion has three top-10 finishes and has led six main event laps on the season. Bernal will be looking to break through for his first career series win on Saturday.

Visalia's Jace VanderWeerd is fifteen points behind Bernal in the championship hunt. Piloting the family owned #88 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace claimed third on April 16th after starting ninth. The April 9th Santa Maria feature winner has three top-10 finishes and has led fourteen main event laps in the 2011 campaign. VanderWeerd will be working to add Saturday's feature win to his resume.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin is third in the point chase. Driving the WG Motorsports #007 DRC sponsored by Competition Suspension Inc. and ButlerBuilt, Wes was sixth after starting twelfth on April 16th. Currently, the hard charging driver has two heat race wins and three top-10 finishes on the year. Gutierrez will have his sights set on Tulare's 30-lap main event victory.

After claiming his second win of the year on April 16th, Campbell's Bud Kaeding is fourth in the point standings. Piloting Junior Bowman's #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Kaeding has two heat race wins and has led forty-three laps of main event competition. As this writing goes to press, the 3-time USAC Silver Crown Champion has been competing in Australia.

Gardena's Greg Alexander sits fifth in the championship point chase. Driving Chuck Tyler's #72 Maxim backed by Trench Shoring and Amsoil, Greg placed sixteenth in the Tulare April 16th feature. To date, Alexander has one heat race win and two top-10 finishes to his credit. This Saturday, Greg will be looking to rebound with a main event triumph.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are Hanford's Justyne Hamblin, Visalia's Richard VanderWeerd, Fresno's T.J. Smith, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Hanford's Jonathan Logan, Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes, Bakersfield's Rusty Carlile, and many more.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved Grandstand Tickets are $16 and Bleacher Tickets are $13. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at (559) 688-0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.com www.racesantamariaspeedway.com, or follow the series on facebook.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Ryan Bernal 185; 2. Jace VanderWeerd 170; 3. Wes Gutierrez 161; 4. Bud Keading 148; 5. Greg Alexander 141; 6. Justyne Hamblin 136; 7. Richard VanderWeerd 133; 8. T.J. Smith 121; 9. Danny Faria Jr. 114; 10. Johnathon Logan 93; 11. Dennis Howell 86; 12. Rusty Carlile 84; --. Davey Pombo 84; 14. Ricky Kirkbride 73; 15. Nico Russo 59; 16. Peter Murphy 57; --. Andy Forsberg 57; 18. Cole Peard 55; --. Craig Stidham 55; 20. Marcus Niemela 49.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
April 30th – Tulare, CA – Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 25, 2011
DICK JORDAN 11-54


BERNAL LEADS 360 SPRINT SERIES TO TULARE SATURDAY


Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. is atop the 2011 USAC Western Coast 360 Sprint standings as the series returns to Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Speedway Saturday. He is 15 points ahead of Jace VanderWeerd.

Bud Kaeding has won both 2011 West Coast 360 features at the Tulare oval, with Bernal second in both.

Bernal is still seeking his initial USAC feature victory, while Jace VanderWeerd earned his first USAC triumph last year at Santa Maria, Calif.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Ryan Bernal-185; 2-Jace VanderWeerrd-170; 3-Wes Gutierrez-161; 4-Bud Kaeding-148; 5-Greg Alexander-141; 6-Justyne Hamblin-136; 7-Richard VanderWeerd-133; 8-T.J. Smith-121; 9-Danny Faria Jr.-114; 10-Johnathan Logan-93.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 25, 2011

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Welcomes Racing Legends Will Cagle, Wally Dallenbach And Bobby Malzahn To Monday Night's Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular and nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show cranks up the airwaves on Monday evening with another fabulous edition of their show on Monday evening show, April 25th as show hosts Ed and Steve Pados welcome another blockbuster lineup of talented racing stars and personalities who join the Gang for the fastest, funniest, and most informative racing show in the country today. The show airs from 6 to 8 PM every Monday evening on channels 103 and 137 and worldwide on the Internet. The Gang has been serving the racing world for the past nine years on the airwaves and is well noted for their well noted "theme" show format and will host the 520th edition of their show since they hit the airwaves and their 308th show since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The Gasoline Alley Team of Ed and Steve Pados is looking forward to more of the same great format they have been following since the inception of their hit show back in 2002 as they highlight the past, present and future of auto racing with their great show.

With this edition of the show the Gang will take a step back to yesteryear and review the "golden era" of racing with three of the legendary top stars of the day that helped all of us as youngsters become racing rans at a tender age. The Gang will begin the interviews with the "Wily One" Will Cagle as the "Tampa Terror" rejoins the show to talk of his early days in racing and his decision to travel North to the more lucrative paydays he cold claim while racing in Yankee country. The legendary Wally Dallenbach Sr rejoins the Gang to talk about his early days in Drag Racing and his ultimate switch to the Modified division where his star persona reached the top of the Modified world with great rides with Don House of XL-1 fame and equally as famous Dick Barney 14. Bobby Malzahn, who was another of the Southern pioneers that found fame and glory when he left the shores of Florida to head North that enabled him to land such coveted rides locally with Sam Batista of the Fireball 99 fame and the famous number 1 that was housed in the College Hill area of Easton, Pennsylvania. Bobby was the 1961 winner of the Lagnhorne National Open and was a track champion at Wall Stadium, Orange County and Nazareth Speedways in a very successful racing career.

The popular award winning TV/Internet show offers a live internet video feed to all of the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many great personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing. As always, a surprise or two will be expected as the Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring the racing community the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. All shows produced by GA Motorsports Media are carefully researched, authenticated and fully scripted to produce for our loyal sponsors, guests and racing fans the best show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues with its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming is available on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and: livestream.com/walncableradio/old  for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Gasoline Alley broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados on Monday evening April 25th as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@ptd.net 


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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
AMSOIL USAC EASTERN SWING

April 24, 2011



Sikeston, MO driver Hunter Schuerenberg will be heading East when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Tour brings their "Eastern Storm" Tour to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Schuerenberg is a professional race car driver, and why not?, He started racing go-karts at the age of six. His career saw him move into mini-sprints and at age fourteen, he raced his first 360 wing sprinter before moving into the non-wing 410 sprint division at age sixteen. With over twenty wins in a sprint car, Schuerenberg was a winner at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AK and went on to score at least one win at every race track in the Indiana non-wing sprint car ranks.

Schuerenberg has never been to Pennsylvania's Grandview Speedway, a one-third mile high banked oval that definitely has an attitude. "From what I've seen on YouTube, Grandview looks to be a good fit for the non wing sprints but to beat guys like Levi Jones, I'll have to be consistent and minimize any mistakes. If a driver is up front at the end of the race, the wins will come and the points will take care of themselves", stated Schuerenberg. Driving the Hank and Derk Byram owned #35, Hunter Schuerenberg plans to be a serious contender not only to win a couple of those $6,000 to win AMSOIL Wingless feature events, but to also chase down the "Eastern Storm" championship title.

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series will open on Monday night, May 30 at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. The following night, Tuesday, May 31 the USAC sprints will invade the Grandview Speedway. The Eastern Storm will clash with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and in typical style, anytime you arrive at the "hill", there is always a good chance of lightning and thunder as well.

In the four previous USAC Eastern Storm events at Grandview, Levi Jones won the opener in 2007, the late Jesse "The Rocket" Hockett won the next two events as Levi Jones returned to Grandview in 2010 to win the first annual Jesse Hockett Classic. The word is out about the USAC sprints at Grandview and this is a show where the time trials are worth the cost of admission. It's just something you have to see to believe. Nothing beats the sound, sight and thrill of watching a USAC wingless sprint car navigate the non-forgiving one-third mile high banked oval in Bechtelsville, PA Also on the program with the AMSOIL USAC Wingless Sprints will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets, making this show a "must see" open wheel double-header that will get underway at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com 

The Eastern Storm is far from over as USAC heads to the three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, June 1. Check out all the details at: www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Back by popular demand, the USAC Eastern Storm will once again return to New Jersey, with a stop at the beautiful and fan friendly New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ on Thursday night, June 2. In 2010, it was USAC's first visit to the state of New Jersey in thirty-two years and the great show made it well worth the wait. This unique shaped race track provided some of the most dramatic side-by-side racing of the series and at the end of the night, it was Levi Jones standing in victory lane. The Big Block Modifieds will share the program again in 2011. Duane Howard and his BPG Modified were the class of modified field in 2010. More information is available at: www.newegyptspeedway.net

The "Eastern Swing" continues at the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, June 4. You'll see the bravest men in sprint car racing take on the speeds of the Port for the first time in history. Joining the USAC sprint cars will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets plus the Williams Grove Old Timers/Penn Central Racing Reunion Honoree Night. Gates will open at 4 PM with time trials taking the green flag at 7 PM. For more information on Port Royal, visit their website at www.portroyalspeedway.com

A $6,000 payday will go to the winner of each feature plus a very lucrative total payoff and a point fund for the USAC Eastern Storm competitors. Drivers already on the roster to attend include Levi Jones, Bryan Clauson (a USAC feature winner in 2011), Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough, Chris Windom, Robert Ballou, Hunter Schuerenburg, Blake Fitzpatrick, Bobby East, Casey Riggs, Brady Short, Dave Darland, Damion Gardner (2 time winner in 2011) Casey Shuman, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon, Kyle Robbins and Wes McIntyre. Several local drivers enjoy the wingless sprint car racing and are expected to be in the field including "The Wild Child" Josh Weller, "Mr. Twister" Mark Bitner, Johnny Mackison, Jonathan Swanson and JR Berry just to name a few.

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#2 Bud Kaeding.   Photo by Doug Allen Photos.
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series



BUD KAEDING SCORES WINGLESS FARIA MEMORIAL

By Lance Jennings



TULARE, CA – APRIL 19, 2011... Last Saturday night, Campbell's Bud Kaeding claimed victory in the wingless Faria Memorial at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. Kaeding bested Ryan Bernal of Hollister to win the time shortened feature with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series.

With the green flag waving in the main event, Bernal charged to the lead over fellow front row starter Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes. Behind the lead duo, Buster & Ziggy Enterprise teammates Kaeding and fast qualifier "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton battled hard for third. A determined Faria was on the move, but close contact with another car flipped his machine. Danny walked away uninjured and the incident claimed Fresno's T.J. Smith. Howell, who was also involved in the tangle restarted at the back.

With four laps down, Bernal maintained command followed by Kaeding, Visalia's Jace and Richard VanderWeerd, and Jonathan Logan of Hanford. Kaeding was on the attack for the top spot, but Bernal held strong. The leader looked to stretch his advantage until a turn two bobble allowed Bud to close in. Bernal gathered up his car and it was a drag race for the lead. Kaeding slipped past the young driver and took the lead on lap seven.

Bernal tried to battle back and found the bottom groove to his liking in the south turns. With Kaeding choosing the outside line of the Tulare clay oval, the fight for the lead was shaping up. The two drivers swapped the lead back and forth, as Kaeding officially kept control of the event. As the laps counted down, several yellow flags for spinning cars interrupted the action. Nonetheless, the lead battle continued to rage as drivers fought for position throughout the field. After a spin on lap nineteen, track officials checkered the event for time constraints and Bud Kaeding was declared the winner. Bud was followed by Ryan Bernal, Jace VanderWeerd, Peter Murphy of Clovis, and Richard VanderWeerd.

Driving Junior Bowman's #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Bud Kaeding won his second main event of the year. The third generation driver was second quick on the night and finished second in his heat race. In limited action, Kaeding has four career victories with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and currently sits fourth in the point standings.

With a four pill drawn for the main event inversion, Ryan Bernal inherited the pole position and led six laps before falling to Kaeding. The young driver fought hard on this night, but had to settle for second. Piloting Danny Olmstead's #11D Steve Watt Enterprises / S&S Automotive Maxim, Bernal was fourth fast in time trials and second in his heat race. The multi-time Wingless Spec Sprint Champion sits atop the point standings with a fifteen point advantage heading to Tulare on April 30th.

Jace VanderWeerd came home third after starting ninth in the family owned #88 Maxim sponsored by VanderWeerd Construction and Battery Worx. The previous week's Santa Maria winner was eleventh fast in qualifications and finished third in his heat race. On the strength of three top-10 finishes on the year, VanderWeerd is second in the point standings.

In his first start of the 2011 campaign, Peter Murphy scored a fourth place finish after starting eighth. Driving the Eberhardt Motorsports #4 Maxim backed by Ridgeline Framing and Pro Signs, Murphy was tenth fast in time trials and finished third in his heat race. The veteran driver is a threat to win when he signs in for action.

Richard VanderWeerd scored a fifth place finish in the feature after starting seventh. Piloting the family owned #10 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was ninth fast in qualifications and won the night's DJ Safety Heat Race #3. With two top-10 finishes on the season, VanderWeerd is seventh in the point chase.

"Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. earned his first Sander Engineering Fast Time Award over the twenty-three car field. Driving Junior Bowman's #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Bullet, Faria also won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. The veteran driver had an early exit in the feature after flipping his machine, scoring a nineteenth place finish. Danny is ninth in the points as the series will return to Tulare on April 30th.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin won the Saldana Racing Products / Keizer Wheels Heat Race #2. Piloting the WG Motorsports #007 DRC backed by Competition Suspension Inc. and ButlerBuilt, Gutierrez was fourteenth quick in time trials and claimed sixth in the feature after starting twelfth. Wes has three top-10 finishes on the year and is third in the standings.

Making his first appearance of the season, Kolby Araki of Clovis earned the Keizer Wheels "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job" honors on the night. Driving Garrett Ishii's #71G MKI Designs / GKI Farms Maxim, Araki finished ninth after starting twenty-second. The 3-time Sprint Kart champion was sixteenth fast in qualifications and seventh in his heat race.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, April 30th, at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. Joining the action will the Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints vs. ASCS Southern California Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, and Vintage Super Modifieds. Located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, the Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, with time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing at 7:00pm. Advance Reserved Grandstand Tickets and Bleacher Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at (559) 688-0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, please visit westcoastsprintcars.com,  usacracing.com,  racesantamariaspeedway.com, or follow the series on facebook.

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS:
April 16, 2011 - Tulare, California - Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway
"Chris & Brian Faria Memorial"

SANDER ENGINEERING TIME TRIALS:
1. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.265; 2. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.334; 3. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.381; 4. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-16.414; 5. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-16.456; 6. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-16.604; 7. Steven Tiner, 94, Tiner-16.749; 8. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.764; 9. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-16.884; 10. Peter Murphy, 4, Eberhardt-16.888; 11. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-16.918; 12. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.986; 13. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-16.997; 14. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-17.154; 15. Cole Peard, 58, Peard-17.242; 16. Kolby Araki, 71G, Ishii-17.307; 17. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-17.346; 18. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-17.775; 19. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.885; 20. Jeff Miller, 5X, Swaim-17.909; 21. Dave Knott, 28, Knott-18.810; 22. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-NT; 23. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps)
1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Peter Murphy, 4. Justyne Hamblin, 5. Ricky Kirkbride, 6. Steven Tiner, 7. Kolby Araki, 8. Jeff Miller. NT.

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps)
1. Wes Gutierrez, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Jace VanderWeerd, 4. T.J. Smith, 5. Dave Knott, 6. Rusty Carlile, 7. Andrew Murray. NT.

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps)
1. Richard VanderWeerd, 2. Greg Alexander, 3. Dennis Howell, 4. Jonathan Logan, 5. Cole Peard, 6. Matt Day, 7. Nico Russo. NT.

FEATURE: (19 laps - With Starting Positions)
1. Bud Kaeding (3rd), 2. Ryan Bernal (1st), 3. Jace VanderWeerd (9th), 4. Peter Murphy (8th), 5. Richard VanderWeerd (7th), 6. Wes Gutierrez (12th), 7. Ricky Kirkbride (14th), 8. Justyne Hamblin (11th), 9. Kolby Araki (22nd), 10. Dennis Howell (2nd), 11. Nico Russo (21st), 12. Dave Knott (15th), 13. Rusty Carlile (17th), 14. Steven Tiner (16th), 15. Jeff Miller (20th), 16. Greg Alexander (10th), 17. Cole Peard (13th), 18. Jonathan Logan (6th), 19. Danny Faria Jr. (4th), 20. T.J. Smith (5th), 21. Matt Day (19th). NT.
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**Danny Faria Jr. flipped during the feature.
**Andrew Murray did not start feature, slated to start 18th.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Ryan Bernal, Laps 7-19 Bud Kaeding.



KEIZER WHEELS HARD CHARGER: Kolby Araki (22nd to 9th)

NEW USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:
1-Ryan Bernal-185; 2-Jace VanderWeerd-170; 3-Wes Gutierrez-161; 4-Bud Kaeding-148; 5-Greg Alexander-141; 6-Justyne Hamblin-136; 7-Richard VanderWeerd-133; 8-T.J. Smith-121; 9-Danny Faria Jr.-114; 10-Jonathan Logan-93.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
April 30 - Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway

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DICK JORDAN 11-48


360s RETURN TO TULARE APRIL 30; KAEDING IS 2-FOR-2 AT THUNDERBOWL AFTER SATURDAY’S WIN


Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. has the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series lead but Bub Kaeding took home his second Tulare trophy Saturday night as the series again competed at the Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway.

Kaeding, of Campbell, Calif., won Saturday night’s “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial” at Tulare in his Bowman Racing entry, leading the final 14 laps of the 21-lap race. He passed series point leader Bernal on lap eight and led the rest of the way to beat Bernal, Jace VanderWeerd, Peter Murphy and Richard VanderWeerd.

Bernal will take a 15-point lead over Jace VanderWeerd into an April 30 race at Tulare


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Ryan Bernal-185; 2-Jace VanderWeerrd-170; 3-Wes Gutierrez-161; 4-Bud Kaeding-148; 5-Greg Alexander-141; 6-Justyne Hamblin-136; 7-Richard VanderWeerd-133; 8-T.J. Smith-121; 9-Danny Faria Jr.-114; 10-Jonathan Logan-93.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 16, 2011 – Tulare, California – Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway



QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.265; 2. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.334; 3. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.381; 4. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-16.414; 5. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-16.456; 6. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-16.604; 7. Steven Tiner, 94, Tiner-16.749; 8. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.764; 9. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-16.884; 10. Peter Murphy, 4, Eberhardt-16.888; 11. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-16.918; 12. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.986; 13. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-16.997; 14. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-17.154; 15. Cole Peard, 58, Peard-17.242; 16. Kolby Araki, 71G, Ishii-17.307; 17. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-17.346; 18. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-17.775; 19. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.885; 20. Jeff Miller, 5X, Swaim-17.909; 21. Dave Knott, 28, Knott-18.810; 22. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-NT; 23. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-NT.


FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Bernal, 3. Murphy, 4. Hamblin, 5. Kirkbride, 6. Tiner, 7. Araki, 8. Miller. NT.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gutierrez, 2. Kaeding, 3. J. VanderWeerd, 4. Smith, 5. Knott, 6. Carlile, 7. Murray. NT.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R. VanderWeerd, 2. Alexander, 3. Howell, 4. Logan, 5. Peard, 6. Day, 7. Russo. NT.


FEATURE: (21 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Jace VanderWeerd, 4. Peter Murphy, 5. Richard VanderWeerd, 6. Wes Gutierrez, 7. Ricky Kirkbride, 8. Justyne Hamblin, 9. Kolby Araki, 10. Dennis Howell, 11. Nico Russo, 12. Dave Knott, 13. Rusty Carlile, 14. Steven Tiner, 15. Jeff Miller, 16. Greg Alexander, 17. Cole Peard, 18. Jonathan Logan, 19. Danny Faria Jr., 20. T.J. Smith, 21. Matt Day. NT.

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**Faria flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Bernal, Laps 8-21 Kaeding.

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:


NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: April 30 – Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 14, 2011
KEYSTONE CUP SPRINT SEERIES



KEYSTONE CUP 410 SPRINT SERIES TO OPEN BUSY WEEK AT GRANDVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

In the 2010 Keystone Cup Sprint Series Opener, California's Tyler Walker used some late race heroics to top Tennessee native Greg Hodnett on the high banks at Grandview. At Selinsgrove, Oklahoma native Daryn Pittman, who now races mainly in Pennsylvania, played a game of high speed chess to steal a last lap victory from Pennsylvania native Stevie Smith, who now lives in Oklahoma.

Or consider last year at Lincoln, when Pittman led early, lost the lead to Lincoln champion Brian Montieth, and then rallied late for the win. In fact most years Lincoln's races are in doubt nearly to the end. For example, in 2008 four different drivers led the race, with Stevie Smith picking up the win.

In 2008, Fred Rahmer and Mark Smith exchanged the lead four times at Port Royal before Rahmer went on to the victory.

Williams Grove has never had one of these races without a lead change in the feature.

Big Diamond is back in the picture this year, and their only race in the series did see Lucas Wolfe go flag to flag for the victory.

The Keystone Cup is fast approaching for the Sprint Cars of the central Pennsylvania circuit. It's always been an exciting series, and this year looks to be more of the same.

The fifth edition of the Keystone Cup will once again feature six races in six days leading up to the Memorial Day holiday. The schedule has shifted slightly this year, but the exciting racing action should continue.

The Keystone Cup kicks off on Wednesday May 25 on the high banks at Grandview and will mark the season opener of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The tight confines of the Bechtelsville bullring should provide plenty of racing action in the 35 lap feature that offers $5000 to the winner. Grandview's very popular 358 Modifieds join in the fun in the popular double-header that will get underway at 7:30 PM.

On Thursday May 26, the action moves to the super fast half mile located on the Juniata County Fairgrounds in Port Royal. The 30 lap feature at "the Port" will also offer $5000 to the winner. The Prostocks will be a part of this program.

The historic paper clip shaped half mile at Williams Grove will be the site of Friday's Keystone Cup action on May 27. Again $5000 will await the winner of the 30 lap feature event. At the Grove a gigantic Fireworks display will be part of the program.

It's back to a smaller track on Saturday May 28, as Keystone Cup moves to the Lincoln Speedway near Hanover. At Lincoln the Sprints will again go for 30 laps, with $5000 to win. The Thundercars, Legends and Fireworks will all be a part of this program.

Action shifts back to the big tracks on Sunday, as Keystone Cup moves to Selinsgrove. Another big, super fast half mile, with 30 laps for $5000 to win. The ever popular Super Sportsman racers will join the action at Selinsgrove on May 29.

Keystone Cup wraps up it's fifth season on Memorial Day Monday May 30. It's back to the shorter ovals, as Keystone Cup returns to Big Diamond for the first time since 2007. The Minersville oval will host a 30 lap feature with yet another $5000 to the winner. The wingless ARDC Midgets will be a part of this show.

It's expected that defending Keystone Cup champion Daryn Pittman will return to defend his title, with former champions Stevie Smith and Fred Rahmer also in action, along with most central Pennsylvania's finest.



More news to come on this very popular 410 sprint car series but for now, block out the entire six nights of exciting racing.



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#11 Ryan Bernal. Photo by Lance Jennings.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series

CHRIS & BRIAN FARIA MEMORIAL THIS SATURDAY AT TULARE
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 12, 2011... This Saturday night, April 16th, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will compete at Steve Faria's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Joining the traditional 360s will be the Golden State King of the West Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and Vintage Super Modifieds. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, Time Trials will start at 6:00pm, with Racing at the lightning fast 1/3-mile facility to begin at 7:00pm.

Hollister's Ryan Bernal leads the point chase heading into Saturday's event. Piloting Danny Olmstead's #11D Steve Watt Enterprises / S&S Automotive Maxim, Bernal claimed fifth last Saturday at Santa Maria. The multi-time Wingless Spec Sprint Champion finished second in his Tulare debut on March 19th and currently holds a nine point advantage. Ryan will be looking for his first career series win on Saturday.

Gardena's Greg Alexander is second in the championship points. Driving Chuck Tyler's #72 Trench Shoring / Barnes Systems Maxim, Alexander placed tenth at Santa Maria and finished third in a photo finish at Tulare. Greg has one heat race win to his credit and will be in the mix for Saturday's Faria Memorial victory.

Sitting third in the point chase is Jace VanderWeerd of Visalia. Piloting Ron VanderWeerd's #88 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace won the Santa Maria 30-lap feature. VanderWeerd finished eighth at Tulare on March 19th and will look to make it two-in-a-row on Saturday.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin is fourth in the standings. Driving the WG Motorsports #007 DRC backed by Competition Suspension Inc. and ButlerBuilt, Gutierrez scored sixth at Santa Maria and Tulare. The hard charging driver will put on a show at the Faria Memorial.

Fresno's T.J. Smith is currently fifth in the points. Piloting Steve LeGras' #14 UHL Rubber / S&S Automotive Maxim, Smith was second at Santa Maria after leading sixteen laps. At Tulare, the Santa Maria track champion recorded a twelfth place finish and will among the favorites this Saturday.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are Campbell's Bud Kaeding, defending champion Craig Stidham of Fresno, Hanford's Justyne Hamblin, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Kerman's Davey Pombo, Visalia's Richard VanderWeerd, Jonathan Logan of Hanford, Bakersfield's Rusty Carlile, and many more.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved Grandstand Tickets are $20 and Bleacher Tickets are $17. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at (559) 688-0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.comwww.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Ryan Bernal 122; 2. Greg Alexander 113; 3. Jace VanderWeerd 110; 4. Wes Gutierrez 108; 5. T.J. Smith 101; 6. Justyne Hamblin 88; 7. Danny Faria Jr. 85; 8. Davey Pombo 84; 9. Richard VanderWeerd 77; 10. Bud Kaeding 76; 11. Johnathon Logan 70; 12. Andy Forsberg 57; 13. Craig Stidham 55; 14. Rusty Carlile 54; 15. Marcus Niemela 49; --. Troy Rutherford 49; 17. Kevin Barnes 48; 18. Dennis Howell 43; 19. Garrett Ishii 39; 20. Marty Hawkins 37.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
April 16th – Tulare, CA – Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - "Chris & Brian Faria Memorial"
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 11, 2011
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TULARE HOSTS 360 SPRINTS SATURDAY;
SANTA MARIA FEATURE GOES TO JACE VANDERWEERD


Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. sits atop the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car standings entering this Saturday night races at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, Calif.

Bernal finished fifth in last Saturday’s 30-lap feature at Santa Maria, Calif. and has a nine-point lead over Greg Alexander, who was 10th at Santa Maria.

Jace VanderWeerd of Visalia, Calif. wheeled his VanderWeerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark to victory at Santa Maria Speedway, leading the first seven and last seven laps. T.J. Smith, who led laps 8-23, finished second ahead of Danny Faria Jr., Justyne Hamblin and Bernal.

Bud Kaeding won last month at Tulare in a race where Bernal and Alexander finished second and third.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Ryan Bernal-122, 2-Greg Alexander-113, 3-Jace VanderWeerd-110, 4-Wes Gutierrez-108, 5-T.J. Smith-101, 6-Justyne Hamblin-88, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-85, 8-Davey Pombo-84, 9-Richard VanderWeerd-77, 10-Bud Kaeding-76.

 

 

 

 

 

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Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Will Return To Airwaves On Monday Evening April 18th
By:  Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular and nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show will return to the airwaves on Monday evening, April 18th as show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will celebrate their ninth season in broadcasting and their sixth season in working with WALN amd "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137.  The successful duo took the past two weeks off to take a much needed break in preparation for the anticipated busy racing season ahead and to attend a seminar regarding media relations.  The Gang will welcome another blockbuster lineup of talented racing stars and personalities who will join the Gang for the fastest, funniest, and most informative racing show in the country today.  The show will air from 6 to 8 PM every Monday evening on channels 103 and 137 and worldwide on the Internet.  The Gang has been serving the racing world for the past nine years on the airwaves and is well noted for their well noted "theme" show format and will host the 519th edition of their show since they hit the airwaves and their 307th show since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137.  The Gasoline Alley Team of Ed and Steve Pados is looking forward to more of the same great format they have been following since the inception of their hit show in 2002 as they highlight the past, present and future of auto racing with their always great show. 

The popular award winning TV/Internet show offers a live internet video feed to all of the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many great personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.  As always, a surprise or two will be expected as the Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring the racing community the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today.  All shows produced by GA Motorsports Media are carefully researched, authenticated and fully scripted to produce for our loyal sponsors, guests and racing fans the best show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues with its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show.  The Show's programming is available on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and: livestream.com/walncableradio/ old for the video portion.  The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Gasoline Alley broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados on Monday evening April 18th as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818.  You may also email: steveswp@ptd.net 

                                                                            
                  
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For Release: Monday, April 11th
Re: American Racer Cup Starts This Weekend!



American Racer Cup Begins This Friday Night at Accord Speedway. Huge Point Fund and Contingencies Await 2011 American Racer ECM Drivers.



BINGHAMTON, NY…The 2011 American Racer Cup officially gets underway this weekend with eight of the twelve participating Modified facilities gearing up for a big weekend of racing. This year’s version of the American Racer East Coast Modified Cup has seen a huge increase of contingency and bonus awards for the teams involved. Accord Speedway will have the distinction of hosting the first point race this Friday evening.

Entering the new season of the American Racer ECM Cup a number of great additions in sponsorship have been added to the program. This year the top 50 teams in the overall standings will receive cash and/or product awards at the conclusion of the season long point run. Over $140,000 in cash and product will be up for grabs in 2011. The American Racer East Coast Modified Cup is certainly overflowing with bonuses this season!

New sponsors for the ECM include: Troyer Race Cars, VP Racing Fuels, Weld Racing Wheels, Beyea Custom Headers, Diversified Machine Inc., Ultra Shield Race Products, Kirkey Racing Fabrication and Sunoco Race Fuels. They join Lias Tire along with Dart Machinery and the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour who were all involved in making the 2010 version such a success. A complete breakdown of new bonuses and awards are listed below.

Last year’s American Racer ECM Cup saw Grandview Speedway/Big Diamond Speedway stars Duane Howard and Craig VonDohren battling with Five Mile Point Speedway/Utica Rome Champion Stewart Friesen for the overall cup title. It came down to the very last weekend of the ECM Cup as the Grandview Speedway and Five Mile Point Speedway Modified features took to the track only minutes apart from each other. Friesen won at Five Mile Point Speedway that evening only to pull in to victory lane and learn that Duane Howard had indeed locked up the first ever American Racer Cup title minutes earlier at Grandview Speedway.

The competition will even be greater this year with the addition of both Brewerton and Fulton Speedway’s to the program. Certainly the announcement of the 2011 champion will again come down to the weekend of September 4th, the final weekend to log points. Of the twelve participating facilities the following are set to have Modified action on the ECM Cup trail this weekend: Accord Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, Brewerton Speedway, Delaware International, Five Mile Point Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Grandview Speedway and New Egypt Speedway. Fulton, Penn Can, Utica Rome Speedway’s and Woodhull Raceway will not be hosting Modified competition this upcoming weekend.

Once again this season ECM Cup Members can count on the same weekly track bonuses as last year. Each participating facility will give away ten randomly selected American Racer tires among their membership, twenty-three tires will be given away to the top five in final track points at the conclusion of the ECM Cup and over $25,000 cash is posted among the overall drivers along with the opportunity of the $20,000 bonus if a driver can win the ECM Cup along with the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour title.

Please contact Lias Tire at 1-800-638-7028 or email us at liastire@hotmail.com.  The official American Racer East Coast Modified Cup website can be found at www.dirtmodcup.com .  Please contact the Race of Champions offices at (607) 775-5555 or email them directly at rocdirt@aol.com.

Posted Bonus and Contingency Awards for ECM Cup Members –

* American Racer and Lias Tire – Over $60,000 in tires (product giveaways).

* American Racer and Lias Tire - $25,000 cash distribution plus the possible $20,000

RoC Modified Tour bonus.

* 10 sets of Dart Heads will be randomly drawn at the RoC Modified Tour races among the ECM Cup Members – over $8,000 value.

* Troyer Race Cars will be providing $5,000 in product certificates.

* VP Racing Fuels will be providing $5,000 in racing fuel.

* Weld Racing Wheels will provide $3,750 in product certificates.

* Beyea Custom Headers will provide $1,750 in product certificates

* Diversified Machine Inc. will donate 1 Modified Rear End – (valued at $1,750)

* Ultra Shield Race Products will provide $750 in product certificates.

* Kirkey Racing Fabrication will provide $500 in product certificates.

 

 

 

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 9, 2011 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway



QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-15.007; 2. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-15.040; 3. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-15.196; 4. Davey Pombo, 3E, Eames-15.255; 5. Marcus Niemela, 69, Watt-15.358; 6. Ryan Bernal, 11D, Olmstead-15.375; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.493; 8. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-15.535; 9. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-15.535; 10. Troy Rutherford, 72X, Ford-15.550; 11. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-15.557; 12. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-15.697; 13. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-15.700; 14. Bruce Douglass, 31, Douglass-15.810; 15. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.840; 16. Jeff Culver, 71C, Culver-15.879; 17. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-16.053; 18. Bill Jones, 16J, Jones-16.078; 19. Andrew Murray, 18, Murray-16.140; 20. Nico Russo, 3N, Russo-16.208; 21. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-16.208; 22. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-16.286; 23. Cole Peard, 58, Peard-16.333; 24. Hobie Conway, 29K, Kruseman-16.404; 25. Russell DeBlauw, 55, DeBlauw-16.430; 26. Lynn Anderson, 7, Anderson-16.755; 27. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Barnes, 2. Rutherford, 3. Faria, 4. R. VanderWeerd, 5. Culver, 6. Pombo, 7. Russo, 8. Murray, 9. Conway. NT.

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Hamblin, 3. Logan, 4. Niemela, 5. Carlile, 6. Kirkbride, 7. Peard, 8. Douglass, 9. R. DeBlauw. NT.

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Howell, 2. Alexander, 3. Bernal, 4. Gutierrez, 5. J. VanderWeerd, 6. Jones, 7. Strole, 8. Anderson. NT.

SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Pombo, 2. Kirkbride, 3. Strole, 4. Peard, 5. Russo, 6. Douglass, 7. Jones, 8. Conway, 9. Anderson, 10. R. DeBlauw, 11. Murray. NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jace VanderWeerd, 2. T.J. Smith, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Justyne Hamblin, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Wes Gutierrez, 7. Troy Rutherford, 8. Jonathan Logan, 9. Marcus Niemela, 10. Greg Alexander, 11. Cole Peard, 12. Bruce Douglass, 13. Nico Russo, 14. Jeff Culver, 15. Bill Jones, 16. Ricky Kirkbride, 17. Geoffrey Strole, 18. Richard VanderWeerd, 19. Davey Pombo, 20. Dennis Howell, 21. Rusty Carlile, 22. Kevin Barnes. NT.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 J. VanderWeerd, Laps 8-23 Smith, Laps 24-30 J. VanderWeerd.

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: April 16 – Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway

 

 

 

 

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April 5, 2011

 

Horizon, McDonalds, and Fireball Racing Team up for 2011 Race Season



CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Dave “Fireball” Pinkerton of Chillicothe, Ohio lives life in the fast lane—“Literally”. The owner of Advanced Services Heating and Cooling drives the flashy number 8 Fireball Racing AMRA Modified each weekend throughout the spring and summer. It is through this venue that Pinkerton’s Fireball Racing has teamed up with Horizon Telephone Company and McDonalds.

Dubbed “Fireball” for his blazing on-track performances along with being an aggressive businessman is anxiously awaiting the 2011 racing season with his new sponsorship. The team begins the racing season Saturday, April 9 at K-C Raceway near Chillicothe.

“We are extremely excited about the support that we are getting from Horizon. Horizon’s commitment to my race team is reflective of the commitment they have to the local communications industry. Horizon is one of the best Broadband, Security, Video, and Phone Companies in the world.”

“Locally owned for over 100 years by the McKell Family, Horizon has prospered. This company has supported local business, supported their employees, and has supported the community through generous donations and other support since the company’s inception.”

“Horizon is proud to renew our relationship with Fireball Racing and driver Dave Pinkerton for the 2011 racing season,” said Horizon spokesman Randy Davies. “Dave’s commitment to ethical standards and a strong community program is exactly what Horizon embraces in its daily business practices. We’re thrilled to be car number 8’s major sponsor this year. We look forward to seeing Dave have great success, not only on the track, but through his community outreach program with the race team.”

“Horizon’s 116-year commitment to Appalachia Ohio is why our associates enjoy the opportunity to Work, Play, and Connect in this area. We look forward to seeing Dave’s blazing-fast, fiber-optic clad car take the checkered flag many times this season”, added Davies.

With corporate offices in Chillicothe, Ohio, Horizon Telcom is a leading broadband provider of advanced data services in southern and eastern Ohio. Utilizing its extensive network of fiber optic cable, Horizon delivers advanced high speed data services, Internet, voice, digital video, security and monitoring services. Horizon’s entrepreneurial heritage and long‐standing commitment to remarkable customer care, ensures its devotion to connecting its customers through cutting‐edge broadband technology.

Said Pinkerton, “My goal for 2011 is to keep the “Powered by Horizon” 2011 Lightning Chassis upfront in every race. We have good equipment, new cars and new engines. I hope we have left behind the ‘bad luck’ from 2010. It was probably our worst season ever because of so many engine failures.”

“Racing is just like life. You have good days and you have bad days,” continued the Advanced Services point man. “In 2009, we had our best season ever, collecting multiple wins, back to back wins, and we were fastest qualifier several times. We also finished 2nd in points at K-C Raceway.”
The Fireball Racing Team begins its season April 9, 2011 with the K-C Raceway season opener. The race will be a huge event for the Advanced Services Modifieds who will be the headlining class for the AMRA Road Warrior Tour.

Fireball would like nothing more than to bring home the top prize, asserting the “quick connection” for the ‘Powered by Horizon’ team.”
“I have been so blessed with so much support from my family, sponsors, friends, and local businesses that I want to give back and make this venture as fun as I can for everyone that wants to be part of it.”

Pinkerton, a personable personality and devout Christian does just that. He freely gives back to the community. Many times he pays it forward, touching many lives in a positive manner.

What Fireball Racing does for the local community?

· Visits local nursing homes with his car and talks to the residents about the car and racing.

· Visits local schools, and does a safety talk to the kids about the safety aspects of their equipment (skate board, bikes, parents car) and how it relates to the racecar…(seat belts, helmet, fire extinguisher, fire suit, gloves, harnesses, neck restraints, etc,)

· Visits local businesses and sponsors to get the fans and public up next to a real racecar. This is a rare opportunity for many. It also brings new customers to those businesses.

· Visits under privileged children and organizations that help children.

· Provides Weekly newsletters to supporting nursing homes for the residents to read.

· Supports sponsors through a referral program that Fireball Racing developed.

· Speaks at events as a driver, representing sponsors and supporting the racing industry locally.

· Sponsors the Modified Series at KC Raceway. The Advanced Services Modified Series

· In 2011 Fireball Racing will be donating $500 to United Way.

· Supports local schools’ athletic boosters through advertising and displays. Fireball Racing displays ads that highlight his sponsors and Fireball Racing in sports’ programs.

Another new sponsor in 2011 will be McDonalds. Says Pinkerton, “We will be sporting the “Golden Arches” for the locally owned MCDONALD’S Restaurants. McDonald’s is coming on board this year with the idea of supporting the local community with its corporate functions and community events.”

“What I like about McDonald’s, the Fewsters, and the entire

Management Staff is that they believe in giving back to the community” says Fireball. “My first real job was with McDonalds back in 1986. The same people

own it today that taught me the value of giving back to the community. That is why I think so highly of the McDonalds Organization for coming on board and supporting me; It’s over 25 years later, and “I’m lovin’ it !”

Pinkerton not only thanks Horizon and McDonalds for coming aboard in 2011, but is also very grateful to continue his relationship with other sponsors.

“With the cost of racing rising, every sponsor contributes to the success of this team. I am very thankful to have so many great sponsors and such outstanding businesses associates. It takes everyone to achieve success and I am blessed to have so much help.”

The Carrier Corporation has signed on again in support of Fireball Racing. Carrier has been a sponsor for over 4 years now, and their commitment to Fireball Racing grows stronger each year. Carrier is the most recognized manufacturer of Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment in the industry.

“It means a lot to me that Carrier has so much faith in marketing through Fireball Racing.”



Other Sponsors of Fireball Racing: Hoosier Tires, Megan Carroll State Farm Agent, Carnes Realty, Chillicothe Carpet, Advanced Services, Chrissinger Company, Eastern Avenue Lumber, Madru Plumbing Supply, Printex Printing, Airgas, Davis Electric, Whited Seigneur and Rahe CPAs, Wagner Rental, and other silent associate sponsors who believe in Fireball Racing’s cause.

You can visit Fireball Racing at www.fireballpinkerton.com  and learn more. You can also watch Fireball Racing from inside his racecar from a camera that is installed in his car each night.

For more information on Horizon contact:
Randy Davies
Public Relations Manager
68 E. Main St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#72 Greg Alexander   Photo by Lance Jennings

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series



USAC WEST COAST 360S RETURN TO SANTA MARIA SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings



SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 4, 2011... This Saturday night, April 9th, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will return to action at Chris Kearns' Santa Maria Speedway. Joining the powerful 360 sprints will be the Toste Mini Stocks, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, and the USAC Quarter Midgets. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, Time Trials will start at 5:00pm, with Racing at "The West Coast's Best Short Track" to begin at 6:00pm.

Last season, events at the 1/3-mile facility played a key role in the championship chase. Fresno's T.J Smith claimed the Bud Stanfield Memorial on July 24th and the 360 Clash on August 28th. Santa Maria's "Showtime" Danny Sheridan, Series Champion Craig Stidham of Fresno, Visalia's Jace VanderWeerd, and "Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin scored Santa Maria victories.

After scoring the 30-lap feature win at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19th, Campbell's Bud Kaeding sits atop the point standings. Driving Junior Bowman's #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Kaeding also has two heat race wins on the year. The 3-time USAC Silver Crown Champion carries a seven point advantage heading into Santa Maria and is always a threat to win.

Gardena's Greg Alexander is second in the championship point chase. Piloting Chuck Tyler's #72 Trench Shoring / Barnes Systems Maxim, Alexander won the Competition Suspension Inc. Heat Race #4 at Hanford's season opener. The following night, the young driver placed third in a photo finish at Tulare. Alexander has enjoyed success at Santa Maria, winning the 360 Grand Slam Series feature on August 8, 2009.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister sits third in the point standings. Driving Danny Olmstead's #11X Steve Watt Enterprises / S&S Automotive Maxim, Bernal claimed second in Tulare's 30-lap feature. The multi-time Wingless Spec Sprint Car Champion pressured Kaeding for the top spot at Tulare and will be in the mix for the Santa Maria victory.

Kerman's Davey Pombo is fourth in the point chase. Piloting Joey Eames' #3E TCR sponsored by Eames Trucking and Cool Hand Luke's Saloon, Pombo scored fifth in the Tulare main event. Last season's Southwest Contractors 360 Clash Champion sits fourteen points behind Kaeding and is poised for a championship run in his new ride.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin is fifth in the point standings. Driving the #007 WG Motorsports machine sponsored by ButlerBuilt and Competition Suspension Inc., Gutierrez won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and was sixth in the Tulare main event. The hard charger won at Santa Maria on September 18th and will be looking for the top spot on Saturday.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are defending champion Craig Stidham of Fresno, Visalia's Jace and Richard VanderWeerd, Fresno's T.J. Smith, Rusty Carlile of Bakersfield, Hanford's Justyne Hamblin, Tipton's "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., Jonathan Logan of Hanford, and many more.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

Santa Maria Speedway is located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California. Adult tickets are $16, Senior, Military, and Student tickets (13-17) are $14, Kids tickets (6-12) are $6, and Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.racesantamariaspeedway.com  or call (805) 922-2232.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.comwww.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:

1. Bud Kaeding 76; 2. Greg Alexander 69; 3. Ryan Bernal 63; 4. Davey Pombo 62; 5. Wes Gutierrez 58; 6. Andy Forsberg 57; 7. Craig Stidham 55; 8. Richard VanderWeerd 49; 9. Jace VanderWeerd 43; 10. Garrett Ishii 39; 11. T.J. Smith 36; 12. Marty Hawkins 33; 13. Rusty Carlile 32; 14. Justyne Hamblin 30; 15. Johnathon Logan 25; 16. Danny Faria Jr. 25; 17. Kevin Barnes 23; 18. Dennis Howell 22; 19. Matt Day 21; 20. Jon Stanbrough 8.

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:

April 9th – Santa Maria, CA – Santa Maria Speedway

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RacingJunk.com joins O'Reilly Auto Parts All Stars for fan fun, giveaways

CAMARGO, IL (4-4-11) By Brian Liskai The nation's leading online motorsports classifieds, RacingJunk.com, has joined America's Series, the O'Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of  Champions to help create fun and excitement for the 2011 season. RacingJunk.com will be at many of the events that will take place across the country under the All Star Championship Racing banner, including the O'Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars, O'Reilly Auto Parts Midwest All Star Sprint Cars and All Star Late Model Series races.

RacingJunk.com has played a major role in connecting racers and fans with the things they need to go racing. Now they will partner with us for many fan giveaways at our events, said Guy Webb, President of All Star Championship Racing.

It's an honor to be partnered with the OReilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champions, said Ryan Maturski, COO and VP of Marketing for Raceway Media, RacingJunk.coms parent  company. Their racers and fans are at the heart of the American racing scene, and were honored to have them use RacingJunk.com as their go-to resource for buying and selling performance equipment online.

Racing Junk.com will have a major presence at the 29th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedway, June 17-25. Fans can check out the companys display and take part in the giveaways.

Raceway Media, LLC, a Boxcar Media, LLC company, is a multimedia publishing firm serving the racing and performance enthusiast industries. Their flagship property, RacingJunk.com, is a free one-stop shop for those looking to buy, sell, trade, or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.

The companys holdings include RacingJunk.com and SprocketList.com, which together receive more than 70 million page views per month and have over 515,000 members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series



THURSDAY NIGHT HANFORD RACES CANCELLED

By Lance Jennings



SANTA MARIA, CA – MARCH 29, 2011... Officials with the Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford have announced that the Thursday night races featuring the USAC West Coast 360 and World of Outlaw Sprint Cars have been cancelled. As this writing goes to press, track and USAC officials are negotiating a make-up date.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprints will return to action Saturday, April 9th, at Chris Kearns' Santa Maria Speedway. Joining the powerful Sprint Cars will be the Toste Construction Mini Stocks, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, and USAC Quarter Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:00pm, Time Trials will start at 5:00pm, with Racing at 6:00pm. Adult tickets are $16, Senior, Military, and Student tickets are $14, Kids tickets (6-12) are $6, and Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For event information, visit www.racesantamariaspeedway.com.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.comwww.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:

1. Bud Kaeding 76; 2. Greg Alexander 69; 3. Ryan Bernal 63; 4. Davey Pombo 62; 5. Wes Gutierrez 58; 6. Andy Forsberg 57; 7. Craig Stidham 55; 8. Richard VanderWeerd 49; 9. Jace VanderWeerd 43; 10. Garrett Ishii 39; 11. T.J. Smith 36; 12. Marty Hawkins 33; 13. Rusty Carlile 32; 14. Justyne Hamblin 30; 15. Johnathon Logan 25; 16. Danny Faria Jr. 25; 17. Kevin Barnes 23; 18. Dennis Howell 22; 19. Matt Day 21; 20. Jon Stanbrough 8.


NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR RACE:

April 9th – Santa Maria, CA – Santa Maria Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

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#29 Bud Kaeding    Photo by Tear-Off Heaven Fotos

 

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USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series



BUD KAEDING LEADS USAC WEST COAST 360S TO HANFORD THURSDAY

By Lance Jennings



SANTA MARIA, CA – MARCH 28, 2011... On Thursday, March 31st, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will return to Hanford's Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway. The event will resume the rained out portion of March 18th program with the famed World of Outlaw Sprints. The Outlaw main event will be on tap, plus the USAC WC360 semi-main and 30-lap feature. Race fans and competitors are encouraged to bring their ticket stubs and pit passes to get into the event. The spectator gates will open at 4:00pm with a special autograph session planned and racing scheduled for 7:00pm.

After scoring the 30-lap feature win at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19th, Campbell's Bud Kaeding sits atop the point standings. Driving Junior Bowman's #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Kaeding has two heat race wins on the year. The 3-time USAC Silver Crown Champion carries a seven point advantage heading to Hanford and will be one of the favorites on Thursday.

Gardena's Greg Alexander is second in the championship point chase. Piloting Chuck Tyler's #72 Trench Shoring / Barnes Systems Maxim, Alexander won the Competition Suspension Inc. Heat Race #4 at Hanford and placed third in a photo finish at Tulare. Splitting time with the USAC/CRA 410 Sprint Cars, the young driver will be looking for his first Hanford victory.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister is currently third in the point standings. Driving Danny Olmstead's #11X Steve Watt Enterprises / S&S Automotive Maxim, Bernal claimed second in Tulare's 30-lap feature. The multi-time Wingless Spec Sprint Car Champion pressured Kaeding for the top spot and will be in the mix for the feature win at Hanford.

Kerman's Davey Pombo is fourth in the point chase. Piloting Joey Eames' #3E TCR sponsored by Eames Trucking and Cool Hand Luke's Saloon, Pombo scored fifth in the Tulare main event. Last season's Southwest Contractors 360 Clash Champion won at Hanford on August 7th and sits fourteen points behind Kaeding. Pombo is ready to make a bid for series championship and the Thursday night victory.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez of San Martin is fifth in the point standings. Driving the #007 WG Motorsports machine sponsored by ButlerBuilt and Competition Suspension Inc., Gutierrez won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and was sixth in the Tulare main event. The hard charger will be looking for the top spot at Hanford.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are defending champion Craig Stidham of Fresno, Visalia's Jace and Richard VanderWeerd, "The Central Valley Samurai" Garrett Ishii of Caruthers, Fresno's T.J. Smith, and Rusty Carlile of Bakersfield. Hanford's Justyne Hamblin, Tipton's "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., Jonathan Logan of Hanford, and many more will also battle for the 30-lap feature win at Hanford.

Additional cars are welcomed to race on the rare Thursday night program and will have to tag the back of the semi-main. Tickets will be on sale at the box office on race day. Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. Camping is available on the fairgrounds and overnight camping will be allowed in the pits for free. For more event information, visit www.giantchevroletspeedway.com or call (559) 584-RACE (7223).

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.comwww.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:

1. Bud Kaeding 76; 2. Greg Alexander 69; 3. Ryan Bernal 63; 4. Davey Pombo 62; 5. Wes Gutierrez 58; 6. Andy Forsberg 57; 7. Craig Stidham 55; 8. Richard VanderWeerd 49; 9. Jace VanderWeerd 43; 10. Garrett Ishii 39; 11. T.J. Smith 36; 12. Marty Hawkins 33; 13. Rusty Carlile 32; 14. Justyne Hamblin 30; 15. Johnathon Logan 25; 16. Danny Faria Jr. 25; 17. Kevin Barnes 23; 18. Dennis Howell 22; 19. Matt Day 21; 20. Jon Stanbrough 8.


NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:

March 31 – Hanford, CA – Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 28, 2011
DICK JORDAN 11-33

360s RETURN TO HANFORD THURSDAY TO COMPLETE MARCH 18 EVENT

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars return to Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. Thursday night to complete an event interrupted by rain on March 18.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. leads the series standings by seven points over Greg Alexander after winning the March 19 opener at Tulare, Calif. Thursday’s Hanford activities will include a 360 Sprint semi and feature event.

Kaeding and Alexander each won heat races during the March 18 abbreviated Hanford event. Richard VanderWeerd and Midwestern star Jon Stanbrough were the other heat winners on the original date.

Defending series champion Craig Stidham is seventh in the current points after finishing seventh at Tulare. He was second in his March 18 heat race at Hanford.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Bud Kaeding-76; 2-Greg Alexander-69; 3-Ryan Bernal-63; 4-Davey Pombo-62; 5-Wes Gutierrez-58; 6-Andy Forsberg-57; 7-Craig Stidham-55; 8-Richard VanderWeerd-49; 9-Jace VanderWeerd-43; 10-Garrett Ishii-39.

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 3 Drivers at Tulare. (L-R) Ryan Bernal (2nd), Bud Kaeding (1st), Greg Alexander (3rd).

Photo by Paul Trevino Racing Photos.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series



BUD KAEDING WINS TULARE 30-LAP FEATURE

By Lance Jennings



TULARE, CA – MARCH 22, 2011... Last Saturday night, Campbell's Bud Kaeding led all 30-laps to score his third career victory with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series. The feature win at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway moved him to sixth overall in series history and extended his point lead heading into Hanford's March 31st make-up date.

With twenty cars in the Tulare pit area, observers noted that weather conditions and cars returning to Southern California lowered the expected car count. As heavy rains were predicted for the majority of the day, the brunt of the storm missed the race track and a light rain ended before wheel packing. Sharing the card with the famed World of Outlaw Sprints, series officials used a pill pick and passing points format for the program.

Starting on the outside of the front row alongside Hollister's Ryan Bernal, Kaeding got the jump over the nineteen car field. Bernal gave chase after the 3-time USAC Silver Crown Champion, but soon had to contend with the sixth starting Greg Alexander of Gardena. Alexander made early moves to the front and secured second from Bernal. While the young drivers battled for position, Kaeding stretched out his lead.

As the laps clicked off, Bernal regained second from Alexander as Kaeding maintained command. At the back of the field, veteran drivers "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton and Auburn's Andy Forsberg were charging their way forward. Action was briefly halted on lap twelve, when a yellow flag was brought out for Hanford's Jonathan Logan. Logan, the former SCRA 360 Champion, suffered a collapsed front end and was scored nineteenth.

On the restart, Kaeding set the pace followed by Bernal, Alexander, Kerman's Davey Pombo, Craig Stidham of Fresno, and Visalia's Richard VanderWeerd. Many drivers chose to run the outside groove of the Tulare clay oval and pushed the cushion of the north turns next to the fence. Eighth place running Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes flipped his machine, bringing another stop to the race. Howell walked away uninjured and finished eighteenth on the night.

Bernal and Alexander challenged Kaeding for the top spot, however Bud showed veteran experience and maintained the lead. As the laps counted down, Kaeding's Buster & Ziggy Enterprises teammate Danny Faria Jr. had claimed third from Alexander after starting seventeenth. Faria was on the move and the local driver had fans cheering as he chased after the leaders. Riding the high line, the treacherous cushion hooked Faria's machine and he flipped on lap twenty-four. Faria was not hurt in the crash and was scored seventeenth.

Kaeding was in control with Bernal in second. Third place Alexander had a flat left front tire and had to contend with Davey Pombo. Forsberg was making his presence felt from the fifteenth starting position and looked to finish strong. As Pombo battled with Alexander for third, Bernal threatened Kaeding for the lead. Alexander shook loose from Pombo, but Forsberg soon claimed fourth.

As the checkered flags waved, Kaeding took the win followed by Ryan Bernal. Alexander and Forsberg crossed the line for third in a photo finish, chased by Pombo, San Martin's Wes Gutierrez, and defending champion Craig Stidham of Fresno taking seventh.

Driving Junior Bowman's #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Bud Kaeding won his first series feature since the Jim Evett Memorial at Hanford on July 17th. The third generation driver also claimed his second heat race win of the year by taking the Saldana Racing Products / Keizer Wheels 8-lap event. The point leader now holds a seven point advantage heading into Hanford's March 31st event.

Ryan Bernal fought hard for the lead, but had to settle for second on the night. Piloting Danny Olmstead's #11X Steve Watt Enterprises / S&S Automotive Maxim, Bernal scored third in his heat race. The multi-time Wingless Spec Sprint Car Champion is currently third in the point standings.

Greg Alexander claimed third place in a photo finish at the line. Driving Chuck Tyler's #72 Trench Shoring / Barnes Systems Maxim, Alexander was second to Kaeding in his heat race. Splitting time with the USAC/CRA Sprints, Greg is second in the championship point chase.

Andy Forsberg earned the Keizer Wheels "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job" honors on the night with a fourth place finish after starting fifteenth. Piloting the #92 Autism Awareness / A&A Stepping Stone XXX entry, Forsberg was eighth in his heat race. The multi-time California Civil War Sprint Car Champion is sixth in the point standings.

Davey Pombo was fifth in the night's 30-lap feature. Driving Joey Eames' #3E TCR backed by Eames Trucking and Cool Hand Luke's Saloon, Pombo finished second in his heat race to Wes Gutierrez. The pair raced side by side for the majority of the event that entertained the fans. Last season's Southwest Contractors 360 Clash Champion is fourth in the standings, fourteen points behind the leader.

"Wide Open" Wes Gutierrez won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 after battling hard with Davey Pombo. Piloting the #007 WG Motorsports machine sponsored by ButlerBuilt and Competition Suspension Inc., Gutierrez was sixth in the main event. The hard charging driver is fifth in the point chase.

By virtue of his fourth place finish in his heat race after starting tenth, Dennis Howell was the program's high point driver entering the feature. Driving the #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell-Meyer Racing Maxim, Howell flipped in the main event and was scored eighteenth. The USAC Western Midget Series graduate is eighteenth in the point standings.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will return to action with the World of Outlaw Sprints on Thursday, March 31st, at Hanford's Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway. The USAC 360s will hold their semi-main and feature on that night. Additional cars are welcomed to race on the rare Thursday night program and will have to tag the back of the semi-main.

Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. Camping is available on the fairgrounds and overnight camping will be allowed in the pits for free. For more event information, visit www.giantchevroletspeedway.com or call (559) 584-RACE (7223).

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.comwww.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

March 19, 2011 – Tulare, California - Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (8 laps)

1. Wes Gutierrez (#007 WG), 2. Davey Pombo (#3E Eames), 3. Craig Stidham (#3 Stidham), 4. Richard VanderWeerd (#10 VanderWeerd), 5. Jace VanderWeerd (#88 VanderWeerd), 6. Justyne Hamblin (#8 JH), 7. Rusty Carlisle (#51 Carlisle), 8. Andy Forsberg (#92 Forsberg), 9. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman). NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 2: (8 laps)

1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Greg Alexander (#72 Tyler), 3. Ryan Bernal (#11x Olmstead), 4. Dennis Howell (#62 Howell), 5. Jonathan Logan (#32 Logan), 6. Garrett Ishii (#71G Ishii), 7. Marty Hawkins (#3m Hawkins), 8. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 9. Matt Day (#97 Day), 10. T.J. Smith (#14 LeGras). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Nico Russo (#3N Russo)

FEATURE: (30 laps - With Starting Positions)

1. Bud Kaeding (2nd), 2. Ryan Bernal (1st), 3. Greg Alexander (6th), 4. Andy Forsberg (15th), 5. Davey Pombo (5th), 6. Wes Gutierrez (3rd), 7. Craig Stidham (8th), 8. Jace VanderWeerd (11th), 9. Richard VanderWeerd (9th), 10. Marty Hawkins (13th), 11. Garrett Ishii (12th), 12. T.J. Smith (19th), 13. Justyne Hamblin (10th), 14. Rusty Carlile (14th), 15. Kevin Barnes (16th), 16. Matt Day (18th), 17. Danny Faria Jr. (17th), 18. Dennis Howell (4th), 19. Jonathan Logan (7th). NT
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**Dennis Howell flipped on lap 13 of the feature.

**Danny Faria Jr. flipped on lap 24 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bud Kaeding.



KEIZER WHEELS HARD CHARGER: Andy Forsberg (15th to 4th)


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: (3/19)

1. Bud Kaeding 76; 2. Greg Alexander 69; 3. Ryan Bernal 63; 4. Davey Pombo 62; 5. Wes Gutierrez 58; 6. Andy Forsberg 57; 7. Craig Stidham 55; 8. Richard VanderWeerd 49; 9. Jace VanderWeerd 43; 10. Garrett Ishii 39; 11. T.J. Smith 36; 12. Marty Hawkins 33; 13. Rusty Carlile 32; 14. Justyne Hamblin 30; 15. Johnathon Logan 25; --. Danny Faria Jr. 25; 17. Kevin Barnes 23; 18. Dennis Howell 22; 19. Matt Day 21;

20. Jon Stanbrough 8.


NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:

March 31 – Hanford, CA – Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

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#29 Bud Kaeding. Photo by Lance Jennings.

 

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MARCH 21, 2011
DICK JORDAN 11-27

360s RETURN TO HANFORD MARCH 31 AFTER FRIDAY’S RAINOUT;
KAEDING TAKES SATURDAY’S 30-LAPPER AT TULARE

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car series returns to Giant Chevrolet Speedway in Hanford, Calif. March 31 to complete a program rained out last Friday night after the heat races had been conducted. The semi and 30-lap feature event remain to be contested at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Bud Kaeding is the early leader in the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series standings after winning Saturday night’s 30-lap feature at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Kaeding led all 30 laps in his Buster & Ziggy Enterprises/Kaeding Performance Maxim/Reitz to beat Ryan Bernal, Greg Alexander, Andy Forsberg and Davey Pombo.

Defending USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Champion Craig Stidham finished seventh at Tulare and ranks seventh in the new series points.

Indiana Sprint Week Champion Jon Stanbrough won one of Friday’s four Hanford heat races. Other heats winners included Kaeding, Richard VanderWeerd and Greg Alexander.


USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1-Bud Kaeding-76; 2-Greg Alexander-69; 3-Ryan Bernal-63; 4-Davey Pombo-62; 5-Wes Gutierrez-58; 6-Andy Forsberg-57; 7-Craig Stidham-55; 8-Richard VanderWeerd-49; 9-Jace VanderWeerd-43; 10-Garrett Ishii-39.

 

 

 

 

 

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March 20, 2011

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Goes 360 With URC's Bob Miller And Driving Stars JJ Grasso, Josh Weller, Jonathan Swanson And Robbie Stillwagon On Monday Night's Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular and nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show cranks up the airwaves on Monday evening with another fabulous edition of their show on Monday evening show, March 21st as show hosts Ed and Steve Pados welcome another blockbuster lineup of talented racing stars and personalities who join the Gang for the fastest, funniest, and most informative racing show in the country today. The show airs from 6 to 8 PM every Monday evening on channels 103 and 137 and worldwide on the Internet. The Gang has been serving the racing world for the past eight years on the airwaves and is well noted for their well noted "theme" show format and will host the 517th edition of their show since they hit the airwaves and their 305th show since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The Gasoline Alley Team of Ed and Steve Pados is looking forward to more of the same great format they have been following since the inception of their hit show back in 2002 as they highlight the past, present and future of auto racing with their great show.

With this edition of the show the Gang will feature the drivers of the long-standing URC organization as they prepare for the opening of their season on April 9th as they kick-off at the spacious 5/8th mile facility in Bridgeport, New Jersey. The Gang will begin the interviews with longtime friend and URC and Thunder on the Hill Promoter Bob Miller as he prepares for another busy season with all he does and accomplishes in the exciting world of motorsports. "The Jersey Jet" JJ Grasso rejoins the show to talk about the upcoming season and what it will take for him to return to the championship status he attained in 2009. Grasso fell short by just 23 points to retain the championship and has now set his goals to remain focusing on the wins while not losing sight of the 2011 championship that will be on the line. "The Wild Child" Josh Weller rejoins the show to talk about the tremendous season he enjoyed in 2010 with his best ever third place finish in the final URC point standings and even missing one show along the way. Weller was the 2003 Rookie of the Year in the URC ranks and will set his sights on the 2011 URC championship for the new season ahead. The talented Jonathan Swanson, who finished in the top ten in points one season ago, makes his first ever appearance on the show to talk about his solid performances from a season ago and what is on tap for the new season ahead for this exciting "on the gas" racer. Robby Stillwagon, another of the young lions racing within the URC ranks, will also make his first appearance on the show to talk about his solid fifth place performance in 2010 and what exciting events will be on his racing calendar for the 2011 racing season.

The popular award winning TV/Internet show offers a live internet video feed to all of the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many great personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing. As always, a surprise or two will be expected as the Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring the racing community the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. All shows produced by GA Motorsports Media are carefully researched, authenticated and fully scripted to produce for our loyal sponsors, guests and racing fans the best show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues with its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming is available on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and: livestream.com/walncableradio/old  or the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Gasoline Alley broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados on Monday evening March 21st as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@ptd.net 


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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: March 19, 2011 – Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wes Gutierrez (#007 WG), 2. Davey Pombo (#3E Eames), 3. Craig Stidham (#3 Stidham), 4. Richard VanderWeerd (#10 VanderWeerd), 5. Jace VanderWeerd (#88 VanderWeerd), 6. Justyne Hamblin (#8 JH), 7. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 8. Andy Forsberg (#92 Forsberg), 9. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Greg Alexander (#72 Tyler), 3. Ryan Bernal (#11x Olmstead), 4. Dennis Howell (#62 Howell), 5. Jonathan Logan (#32 Logan), 6. Garrett Ishii (#71G Ishii), 7. Marty Hawkins (#3m Hawkins), 8. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 9. Matt Day (#97 Day), 10. T.J. Smith (#14 LeGras). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Nico Russo (#3N Russo)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Greg Alexander, 4. Andy Forsberg, 5. Davey Pombo, 6. Wes Gutierrez, 7. Craig Stidham, 8. Jace VanderWeerd, 9. Richard VanderWeerd, 10. Marty Hawkins, 11. Garrett Ishii, 12. T.J. Smith, 13. Justyne Hamblin, 14. Rusty Carlile, 15. Kevin Barnes, 16. Matt Day, 17. Danny Faria Jr., 18. Dennis Howell, 19. Jonathan Logan. NT
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**Howell flipped on lap 13 of the feature. Faria flipped on lap 24 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Kaeding.

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS: 1-Kaeding-76; 2-Alexander-69; 3-Bernal-63; 4-Pombo-62; 5-Gutierrez-58; 6-Forsberg-57; 7-Stidham-55; 8-R.VanderWeerd-49; 9-J.VanderWeerd-43; 10-Ishii-39.

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: March 31 – Hanford, CA – Giant Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS: March 18, 2011 – Hanford, California – Giant Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. T.J. Smith (#14 LeGras), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman), 4. Austin DeBlauw (#65 DeBlauw), 5. Jeff Gardner (#51T Revcon), 6. Jace VanderWeerd (#88 VanderWeerd), 7. Matt Streeter (#14jr Streeter), 8. Nico Russo (#3N Russo). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard VanderWeerd (#10 VanderWeerd), 2. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 3. Jonathan Logan (#32 Logan), 4. John Iturriria (#27 Iturriria), 5. Justyne Hamblin (#8 JH), 6. Ricky Kirkbride (#87 Van Meter), 7. Ryan Bernal (#11x Olmstead), 8. Geoffrey Strole (#09s Strole). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#81 Watt), 2. Davey Pombo (#3E Eames), 3. Marucs Niemnela (#69 Watt), 4. Wes Gutierrez (#007 WG), 5. Marty Hawkins (#3m Hawkins), 6. Andrew Murray (#18 Murray), 7. Dennis Howell (#62 Howell), 8. Matt Day (#97 Day). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Greg Alexander (#72 Tyler), 2. Craig Stidham (#3 Stidham), 3. Andy Forsberg (#92 Forsberg), 4. Garrett Ishii (#71G Ishii), 5. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 6. James Bondurant (#77 Keener), 7. Dave Knott (#28 Knott). NT

REMAINDER OF PROGRAM RAINED OUT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A

NEW WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS: 1-Kaeding-8, 2-R.VanderWeerd-8, 3-Stanbrough-8; 4-Alexander-8; 5-Smith-7; 6-Carlile-7; 7-Pombo-7; 8-Stidham-7; 9-Faria-6; 10-Logan-6.

NEXT WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: March 19 – Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway

 

 

 

 

 

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March 15, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

FIFTH ANNUAL USAC EASTERN STORM IS APPROACHING QUICKLY

There is a storm heading East, and if it measures up to prior years, you just might want to start getting ready now.

No need to close the shutters, pull the car into the garage or grab your umbrella. In fact, let's just keep the umbrella's out of the discussion since they'll be of no use. The Eastern Storm is brewing in and around the state of Indiana at it will hit the state of Pennsylvania on Monday night, May 30 when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series storms the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA.

The USAC Eastern Storm tour will drift east overnight and arrive at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, May 31. The Eastern Storm will clash with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and in typical style, anytime you arrive at the "hill", you just could find some lightening and thunder as well.

In the four previous USAC Eastern Storm events at Grandview, Levi Jones won the opener in 2007, the late Jesse "The Rocket" Hockett won the next two events as Levi Jones returned to Grandview in 2010 to win the first annual Jesse Hockett Classic.

More then one race fan has commented that USAC time trials alone at Grandview is worth the price of admission. It's just something you have to see to believe. Nothing beats the sound, sight and thrill of watching a USAC wingless sprint car navigate the non-forgiving one-third mile high banked oval in Bechtelsville, PA Also on the program with the AMSOIL USAC Wingless Sprints will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets, making this show a "must see" open wheel double-header that will get underway at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com 

The Eastern Storm is far from over as USAC heads to the three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, June 1. Check out all the details at: www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Back by popular demand, the USAC Eastern Storm will once again return to New Jersey, with a stop at the beautiful and fan friendly New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ on Thursday night, June 2. In 2010, it was USAC's first visit to the state of New Jersey in thirty-two years and the great show made it well worth the wait. This unique shaped race track provided some of the most dramatic side-by-side racing of the series and at the end of the night, it was Levi Jones standing in victory lane. The Big Block Modifieds will share the program again in 2011. Duane Howard and his BPG Modified were the class of modified field in 2010. More information is available at: www.newegyptspeedway.net


The winds will shift and the USAC Eastern Storm will head west with a stop at the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, June 4. You'll see the bravest men in sprint car racing take on the speeds of the Port for the first time in history. Joining the USAC sprint cars will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets plus the Williams Grove Old Timers/Penn Central Racing Reunion Honoree Night. Gates will open at 4 PM with time trials taking the green flag at 7 PM. For more information on Port Royal, visit their website at www.portroyalspeedway.com

A $6,000 payday will go to the winner of each feature plus a very lucrative total payoff and a point fund for the USAC Eastern Storm competitors. Drivers already on the roster to attend include Levi Jones, Bryan Clauson (a USAC feature winner in 2011), Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough, Chris Windom, Robert Ballou, Hunter Schurenburg, Blake Fitzpatrick, Bobby East, Casey Riggs, Brady Short, Dave Darland, Damion Gardner (2 time winner in 2011) Casey Shuman, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon, Kyle Robbins and Wes McIntyre. Several local drivers enjoy the wingless sprint car racing and are expected to be in the field including "The Wild Child" Josh Weller, "Mr. Twister" Mark Bitner, Johnny Mackison, Jonathan Swanson and JR Berry just to name a few.

So remember, no need for that umbrella, but do plan on that storm. . . . . . the USAC Eastern Storm, heading East. . . . . . May 30 to June 4.

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USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series

 

#14 T.J. Smith. Photo by Paquet Photography.
 

USAC WEST COAST 360 SEASON BEGINS WITH HANFORD-TULARE DOUBLEHEADER

By Lance Jennings



SANTA MARIA, CA – MARCH 14, 2011… This Friday, March 18th, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will kickoff their 2011 campaign at Hanford's Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway. The following night, the traditional 360 sprints will travel to Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. Joining the action on both nights are the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. The spectator gates at both race tracks will open at 5:00pm, with racing to begin at 6:30pm.

Fresno's Craig Stidham will be leading the field of USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars. Driving the #3S Brad Johnson Trucking / KRC Safety Maxim, Stidham tied for the series lead with four main events wins. In addition, the former California Rebel Cup Champion had two fast time awards, ten heat race victories, one hard charger award, eighteen top-10 finishes, and seventy-five feature laps led. Look for Stidham to be among the favorites at Hanford and Tulare.

Davey Pombo of Kerman was second in the championship point chase. The Southwest Contractors 360 Clash Mini-Series Champion scored two main event victories, four fast time awards, four heat race wins, two hard charger awards, nineteen top-10 finishes, and led sixty main event laps. Davey has parted ways with car owner Junior Bowman and was looking to put a new deal together.

Fresno's T.J. Smith claimed third in the point standings. Piloting the #14 Steve LeGras / UHL Rubber Maxim, Smith tied with Stidham for the series lead with four main event victories. The Santa Maria Sprint Car Champion had four fast time awards, three heat race wins, sixteen top-10 finishes, and paced the series with ninety-one feature laps led. Smith will be in the mix for the Hanford and Tulare feature wins.

Hanford's Justyne Hamblin claimed fourth place in the hunt for the championship. Driving the #8 JH Motorsports / Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino SpeedTech entry, Hamblin had one feature victory, three heat race wins, fifteen top-10 finishes, three hard charger awards, and led thirteen main event laps. Look for the 2009 Champion to begin her charge for another title.

"Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton was fifth in the point standings. Splitting time between various cars, Faria had one feature victory and led the series with six Sander Engineering Fast Time Awards. In addition, Danny had eight heat race wins, ten top-10 finishes, one hard charger award, and led eleven main event laps. Faria will pilot Junior Bowman's potent Buster & Ziggy Enterprises car and will look to make a bid for the championship.

Among the other top contenders expected to be in action are Clovis' Peter Murphy, Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Visalia's Jace and Richard VanderWeerd, Rusty Carlile of Bakersfield, San Martin's Wes Gutierrez, Bakersfield's Ricky Kirkbride, Jonathan Logan of Hanford, and Greg Alexander of Gardena. In addition, Avon, Indiana's Jon Stanbrough will be in action at Hanford.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. Reserved Grandstand tickets are $38 and General Grandstand tickets are $33. Camping is available on the fairgrounds and overnight camping will be allowed in the pits for free. For more event information, visit www.giantchevroletspeedway.com or call (559) 584-RACE (7223).

The Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway is located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare. Reserved Grandstand Tickets are $38 and General Bleacher Tickets are $33. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at (559) 688-0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, please visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.com,   www.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

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NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR RACE:
March 18 - Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, California

 

 

 

 

 

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DJ SAFETY BOOSTS USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR CONTINGENCY PROGRAM

by Lance Jennings



LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14, 2011... DJ Safety has announced a contingency program for competitors with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series. The company will award a $100 certificate to every driver/team that wins the night's third heat race. To qualify for the contingency, competitors must display the DJ Safety decal on their race car. The decals will be available at the race track and distributed by series officials.

In addition to the heat race contingency, DJ Safety will award a fire suit to the highest finishing driver in the final point standings that does not already have a fire suit sponsor.

Founded in 1996 by Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Joseph Hansen and his wife Darlene, DJ Safety has been involved in the aviation, aerospace, film, theme ride, and racing industries. The Los Angeles, California based company specializes in setting the industry standards for racing safety equipment. From fire suits, safety belts, gloves, shoes, helmets, and more, DJ Safety has the equipment to help keep racers safe.

For more information on DJ Safety and their full line of products, visit www.djsafety.com  or call (323) 221-0000.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will open their 2011 campaign this Friday night, March 18th, at the Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford. Joining the traditional 360 sprints will be the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. For more event information, visit www.giantchevroletspeedway.com.

The following night, Saturday, March 19th, the series will travel to the Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Also on the card will be the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series. For more event information, visit www.tularethunderbowl.com.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.comwww.usacracing.com, www.racesantamariaspeedway.com,  or follow the series on facebook.

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2011 USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE



DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 18: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
March 19: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
April 9: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
April 16: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
April 30: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
May 14: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Pombo-Sargent Classic)
May 21: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
June 4: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
July 16: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Jim Evett Memorial)
July 23: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
July 30: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
August 20: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
August 27: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
September 10: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Jim Turner Memorial)
September 17: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
September 24: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
October 15: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic - Non-Points)
*This schedule is subject to change.

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NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR RACE:

March 18 - Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, California

 

 

 

 

 

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N.E. Modified Series Promoter: Mike Odwazny (570) 807-7168



American Racer tire joins with N.E. Modified Series; Series website now updated



(3/13/2011) Hazleton, PA- N.E. Modified Series Director, Mike Odwazny, recently announced that American Racer tire would provide the official tire to the series. A durable 10-inch slick tire has been chosen, and will come in both left and right side sizes. Tires will be available at each event, and are expected to sell for around $125 per tire. American Racer has also agreed to reward the top series drivers with Jackets at year's end, along with contributing to a point fund, for every tire sold.

"We are looking forward to showcasing the American Racer product to the asphalt modified scene", stated Odwazny.

Additionally, the N.E. Modified Series has utilized Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing to update their website at www.nemodified.com  with all the latest series info, including rules and events. A date has been inked at Mountain Speedway for Sunday, August 28, which will see drivers compete over a 75-lap distance. Also on the racing card that day will be an open competition "Brad Kline Memorial" Street Stock 50 lap event, sponsored by the Crossroads Inn of Mountaintop, PA. Conversations between Odwazny and Wall Stadium promoter Cliff Krause, have also been positive and the two hope that a series date at the lightning fast 1/3-mile oval near New Jersey's popular shore area, can be secured in the very near future. Other venues are still being eyed, and Odwazny is confident that he can fulfill a 6-race schedule for 2011, as originally planned.

Any race teams, track operators, or fans who would like more info on the N.E. Modified Series are urged to visit the website at www.nemodified.com  or by calling (570) 807-7168.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 13, 2011
CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Salutes The Legends Of Racing With Luncheon At Gaetano's Restaurant
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular and nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show hosted a special luncheon on Friday afternoon for the legendary drivers who took part in Friday's special edition of the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show that was held last week at the Phillipsburg Mall in New Jersey and closed yesterday amid many complimentary race reviews coming from all walks of the motorsports world. The Gasoline Alley Gang of Ed and Steve Pados greeted nearly thirty driving stars and show sponsors who joined in as a tribute to the many drivers who have given up their time to spend at the show whether being part of the Heroes show or making a stop to interview with the Gang on their Monday night show. The Gang has been serving the racing world for the past eight years on the airwaves and is well noted for their well noted "theme" show format and have now hosted 514 shows since they first hit the airwaves back in 2002 and 303 shows since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The Gasoline Alley Team of Ed and Steve Pados is looking forward to more of the same great successful format they have been following since the inception of their hit show in 2002 and have continuously tried to keep with the past, present and the future of Motorsports alive and thriving with their unique look at the world of short track racing.

Among the legendary drivers on hand for the special event included Bill Wimble, who signed and sold his "I'll Never Be Last Again" book at the show, a story that tells of his rise from a farmer to a racer and on to achieve a very successful career in the business world. Freddy Adam and his wife Mary joined were on hand and Freddy also sold and signed his book "The Life and Times of the Kutztown Comet" at the show. Two members who were highlighted in the souvenir program at the show, Richard "The King" Marinelli and "The Belvidere Bandit" Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, were on hand at the luncheon and along with Bill Wimble thanked writer Steve Pados for authoring the accounts of their careers in racing in the Dirt Track Heroes program. Legendary racers Danny Huston, Randy Bok, Leroy Amey, Jimmy Keppley, Red Coffin, Pat Mammana and Ronnie Dunstan were on hand for the occasion and top-flight NASCAR star Bill Decoster made his first ever appearance out to the luncheon and the show. Thunder on the Hill and Dirt Track Heroes Event Coordinators Bob and Donna Miller, IRCO Vice President Greg Collins, show sponsors Jeff Strausser at Jeff's Automotive, Ralph Stampone at Ralph's Radiator and Pat and his son and current day driving star "The Magic Man" Mike Mammana at Mammana's Automotive, Bill Lattiman, Glenna Henry and Accord Speedway Promoter and former Flemington Speedway driving legend Gary Palmer were among the great people who joined together for a great day of fun and comaraderie. Steve Pados took a moment to thank Carl Van Horn for giving him his first opportunity to announce racing at the former Lake Mocatek Speedway and to Gary Palmer at the Accord Speedway for the dual purpose role of announcing and writing about the great racing that takes place at the Accord Speedway.

The Gasoline Alley Gang hosted the Dirt Track Heroes for the fourth consecutive season and the week long Mall Show set new standards not only for the show itself but for all Mall Shows across the country with a well-planned execution for the show that provides a central location and backdrop to the many once operating race tracks in the area that through time, greed and capitalism have been removed from our existing landscape forever.

The popular award winning TV/Internet show offers a live internet video feed to all of the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many great personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing. As always, a surprise or two will be expected as the Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring the racing community the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. All shows produced by GA Motorsports Media are carefully researched, authenticated and fully scripted to produce for our loyal sponsors, guests and racing fans the best show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues with its outstanding line-up of talented guests with the next edition of the show. The Show's programming is available on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and: livestream.com/walncableradio/old  for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Gasoline Alley broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados on Monday evening as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@ptd.net 


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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LOU LONG, PRESIDENT AND PR DIRECTOR
March 10, 2011

MODIFIED TOUR RENEWS HOOSIER TIRE PACT

Ending weeks of speculation, the Board of Directors of The Modified Tour, Inc. voted Wednesday night to renew its arrangements with Hoosier Tire and DIRTcar. For the next three seasons, the action-packed racing series will be known as the BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour.

"It was a difficult decision for us to make," said Modified Tour President Lou Long. "Both companies (Hoosier Tire and American Racer) put forth significant proposals, showing their interest in our program." However, the Board's decision was aided by the considerable input given by the racers themselves. "We received great feedback from our competitors at our last two meetings, they provided helpful insights about both options," he explained.

"The continuation of the Hoosier Tire and DIRTcar relationships lends stability to Big Block Modified racing in Western Pennsylvania," Long added. "The Modified Tour has been a good partner for DIRTcar and Hoosier Tire," said Joe Skotnicki, DIRTcar's Director of Series and Sanctioning. "We look forward to building upon this foundation in the years ahead," he concluded.

While some details of the program have yet to be finalized, one of the exciting features is the availability of a guaranteed starting spot in DIRTcar's flagship event held on the Moody Mile in Syracuse in October. Once again, the Modified Tour points leader heading into Super DIRTweek will receive that benefit. Past champions who have availed themselves of that opportunity include Russell King, Dave Murdick and Brian Swartzlander.

The roster of 2011 sponsors for The Modified Tour, Inc. includes: Bicknell Racing Products; Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.; World Racing Group - DIRTcar; Approved Toilet Rentals, Inc.; Bert Transmission; Big Daddy's Speed Center Inc.; Bulldog Rear Ends - Diversified Machine, Inc.; Engles Trucking Services, Inc.; Bilstein Shocks – Fastline Performance; ISC Racers Tape; Hall's Safety Equipment Corp.; King Brothers; Kirkey Racing Fabrication Inc.; Landrum Spring; McCool's Signs and Graphics; Motorsports World; Oyler Photos & More; Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP; Preist Enterprises, Inc.; Pro Shocks; RaceQuip; Ray's Racing Collectibles; Rock Concrete; Slippery Rock Sportswear; T & D Machine; Ultra-Shield Race Products; Valken Wheels; Winters Performance Products Inc.; and Wrisco Industries Inc. Watch for further additions to the list of 2011 sponsors.

Now entering its fourteeth year of success, The Modified Tour, Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area the opportunity to compete for higher purses and for a seasonal point fund. It expands the profile for this exciting brand of motorsports throught the the tri-state area.

For more information about The BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour, check the website at www.modifiedtourinc.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

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O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series Unveils 2011 Schedule

Camargo, IL (March 2, 2011) The O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series, entering its third season, has released their 2011 schedule. After opening the season in February during the Georgia/Florida Speedweeks with a pair of non-points events, the 'regular season' for the O'Reilly All Star Late Models will kick off in April with the $5,000 to-win, 'Showdown in Sarvertown' at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. The rest of the 2011 schedule is anchored by $5,000 to-win events at the freshly reconfigured West Virginia Motor Speedway in Parkersburg, WV, and 'The Night the Stars Come Out' at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, OH, a dual sanctioned event with the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars.

K-C Raceway will feature the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series two other times in 2011 giving them a total of three shows while Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH will return to the schedule after a successful 2010 event which saw All Star regular Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, PA pick up the win.  he All Star Late Models will visit Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, PA for the first time ever in August as well as make two visits to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, OH in May and September.

A reminder to all drivers that are planning on or thinking about competing with the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series full time in 2011, please visit the series website and download the Driver Information and Membership Forms located in the Team Menu section of the webpage, complete and send to: All Star Circuit of Champions, Inc. 215 W. Main St. Camargo, IL 61919.

2011 O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series Schedule

Day - Date - Facility - Location - Purse
Friday, February 3 - Screven Motor Speedway - Sylvania, GA - $10,000 - Rescheduled
Sunday, February 13 - Ocala Speedway - Ocala, FL - $8,000 - Don ONeal
Friday, April 29 - Lernerville Speedway - Sarver, PA - $5,000
Saturday, April 30 - KC Raceway - Chillicothe, OH - $4,000
Sunday, May 15 - Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH - $4,000
Saturday, May 26 - TBA - $5,000
Thursday, June 30 - West Virginia Motor Speedway - Parkersburg, WV - $5,000

Friday, July 1 - KC Raceway - Chillicothe, OH - $5,000
Saturday, July 23 - TBA - $5,000
Saturday, August 6 - Selinsgrove Speedway - Selinsgrove, PA - $4,000
Saturday, August 13 - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH - $4,000
Sunday, September 25 - Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH - $4,000
Saturday, October 29 - KC Raceway - Chillicothe, OH - $5,000
Wednesday, November 2 - Screven Motor Speedway - Sylvania, GA - $10,000
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For Immediate Release
February 28, 2011
 

N.E. Modified Tour Series to Hit a Racetrack Near You in 2011



They go by several names across the Northeast, but despite producing exciting racing action, they often play second fiddle to the Tour-Type Modifieds. Known by many as “B” Mods, these economical versions of Northeastern-style pavement Modifieds have come into their own in an economy that has tightened racing budgets. And, thanks to several racers who are concerned with the future of Modified racing, the newly formed N.E. Modified Tour Series heads to a track near you in 2011.

Harkening back to the early years of racing, when drivers barnstormed the East Coast, the N.E. Modified Tour Series seeks to bring the best Modified talent to racetracks around the Northeast.

The cars are essentially the same as Tour-Type Modifieds, with one huge exception—cost. Under the hood sits a 358 cubic-inch engine with steel heads, a wet sump, and a virtually stock Holley 500 cfm two-barrel carburetor. Producing upwards of 500 horsepower, the engines costs only one-third of that of a competitive Tour-Type engine.

The power connects to the pavement through a durable 10-inch-wide tire on a 13-inch maximum wheel, which controls the horsepower advantage and allows teams to focus more on setting the car up to handle. Teams will be restricted to a series tire, with a purchase limit per race.

The N.E. Modified Tour Series rulebook provides racers from a wide variety of tracks an opportunity to compete while also keeping a level playing field.

“The idea is to allow any two-barrel Modified from several similar divisions at various tracks in the Northeast to compete—hence the name, N.E. Modifieds,” said series director, Mike Odwazny, who also serves as the Chief Steward for Mountain Speedway in St. Johns, Pa.

The series is currently in negotiation with several facilities in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania to host the N.E. Modified Tour Series for its inaugural 2011 season. The series plans to run on mostly Sundays, so it will not interfere with the regular programs of its host tracks.

Time trial qualifying (with an invert), plus a consolation race (if necessary) will determine the 24-car field for the 75-lap feature. The victor will take home $1,500 while any car taking the green will receive $200.

Owner and driver licenses for the series will be $50 for the season, with crewmember licenses only $25. The license also allows the holder free entry to the annual N.E. Modified Tour Series awards banquet.

Any race teams, tracks, or fans who would like to obtain more info on the series are urged to call Mike Odwazny at (570) 807-7168 or email him at intenseracing51@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456


PENNSYLVANIA SPRINT SPEEDWEEK SERIES SET FOR IT'S 21ST SEASON

York Haven, PA....The Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek series is all set for it's 21st year. Established in 1991, the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek has become a "must see" for dirt track fans in the northeast.

With 132 races under it's belt, Speedweek has become "the big event" of the Independence Holiday week in Pennsylvania. Over the years 12 tracks have produced 25 different Speedweek winners.

After being shut out of Speedweek victory lane last season, the "Speedweek King" Fred Rahmer, will return with looking to add to his impressive totals. Rahmer leads all Speedweek competitors with 30 career Speedweek wins. He has also won the series title 11 times.

Last year Greg Hodnett added his third Speedweek crown, which moves him into a tie with Lance Dewease in the Speedweek record books. Hodnett and Dewease are also tied for second spot on the Speedweek win list with 18 wins each. Donnie Kreitz Jr. With eight and Keith Kauffman with seven make up the top five winners in Speedweek history. Single Speedweek crowns have gone to Kauffman, Steve Smith, and Lucas Wolfe.

Last year's Speedweek series produced seven winners in eight races. Only Daryn Pittman was able to repeat in victory lane. Other winners last year were Hodnett, Dewease, Mark Smith, Ed Lynch Jr., Tyler Walker, and Alan Krimes.

This year's Speedweek series kicks off on Saturday June 25 at Lincoln Speedway. The 1/3 mile oval near Hanover, is noted for it's exciting Sprint Car racing, and this year's Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Race is sure to produce some great Sprint Car racing. The 30 lap feature will offer $7000 to the winner. Headed by Kevin Gobrecht's brother Scott, the legends racers will also be on hand.

On Sunday June 26, the series moves west to the Bedford Fairgrounds. At Bedford the Sprint Cars will race 30 laps with $5000 on the line for the winner. Bedford's super Late Model class will also compete. With Monday being an off night in Speedweek, the Bedford race will carry a Monday evening raindate.

The high banked bullring known as the Grandview Speedway will be the site of Tuesday June 28 action. The Thunder on the Hill Series event will go for a distance of 35 laps with $5000 on the line for the winner. Grandview's always exciting 358 Modifieds will also be a part of the program.

On Wednesday June 29, action moves a few miles south of the boarder to the Hagerstown MD Speedway. Another 30 lap feature on the spacious half mile will offer $5000 to the winner. The restored race cars from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be part of the Hagerstown program with an exhibition of vintage racing.

The Port Royal Fairgrounds will host the first of two 2011 Speedweek shows on Thursday June 30. The big oval will offer a 30 lap feature Thursday evening with $5000 to the winner. The Prostocks will join in the fun.
The "Crown Jewel of Speedweek" the $10,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove is the Friday July 1 show. The 30 lap feature event is the biggest of each Speedweek series. The SpeedSTR's and Fireworks are also on the slate for the evening.

It's back to Port Royal on Saturday July 2 for another 30 lap feature paying $5000 to the winner. This time the Port's Super Late Models will join in the action.

Speedweek is scheduled to conclude on Sunday July 3 at the Selinsgrove Speedway. The Jan Opperman Memorial race will go for 30 laps and offer $5000 to the winner. The Super sportsman racers will also be on the program. With Monday being the July 4th holiday, Selinsgrove will offer a Monday raindate.

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Feb. 26, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 44456



NEW SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR 5TH ANNUAL KEYSTONE CUP 410 SPRINT SERIES

York Haven, PA....The fifth annual edition of Pennsylvania's Keystone Cup for the 410 Sprint Cars will have a new schedule. Some dates have been shifted and one track returns while another leaves the fold.

The Keystone Cup series is a slate of exciting Sprint Car races over the course of the Memorial Day holiday week. In four previous seasons, three drivers have claimed series championships. Fred Rahmer was the Keystone Cup champion the first two seasons. Since then Stevie Smith and Daryn Pittman have claimed series titles. Smith and Pittman lead all drivers with four wins each in Keystone Cup competition.

Over the years the Keystone Cup series has presented 21 races at seven different Speedways. This year the Big Diamond Raceway returns to the fold, while Hagerstown Speedway has elected to drop from the series.

Keystone Cup will kick off on Wednesday May 25, at the Grandview Speedway as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Grandview is located near Bechtlesville, PA, and is a fast and exciting 1/3rd mile high banked oval. Joining the popular 410 sprints will be the 358 Modifieds is a block-buster doubleheader.

At Grandview the Sprint Cars will race 35 laps with $5000 on the line for the feature winner. Also on the agenda that evening will be Grandview's popular 358 Modifieds.

A schedule change finds Keystone Cup moving to the historic Port Royal Fairgrounds on Thursday May 26. The lightning fast ½ mile oval at Port Royal will find the Sprinters going for a distance of 30 laps with another $5000 on the line for the winner. At Port Royal the Prostocks will join in the fun.

The traditional Friday night show on May 27 will be held at the Williams Grove Speedway. The Keystone Cup race at "the Grove" will be part of the Goodyear Diamond Series there. The paperclip shaped ½ mile oval will offer a 30 lap feature with $5000 going to the winner. A Fireworks display will round out the program.

On Saturday May 28, it's on to the Lincoln Speedway near Hanover. The furious racing action at this high banked 1/3 mile oval will offer up a 30 lap feature with $5000 to the winner. Lincoln's program will include the Legends series, Thundercars, and Fireworks.

The massive Selinsgrove Speedway will be the site of action on Sunday May 29. At Selinsgrove it will be yet another 30 lap feature, with $5000 going to the winner. The Super Sportsman racers will join in the fun.

The Keystone Cup series will conclude on Monday May 30 as the Big Diamond Raceway returns to the fold. The return of the Minersville facility adds another shorter track to the series, which gives an even mix of shorter and larger tracks. At Big Diamond, the Sprint Cars go for 30 laps with $5000 to the winner. The wingless ARDC Midgets join in the program.

An interesting mix of tracks and support classes make this year's Keystone Cup an exciting Memorial Day holiday option for race fans in the northeast. Last year Daryn Pittman won three of the races, while Tyler Walker and Mike Erdley were the other winners.

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Feb. 27, 2011

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS
 


Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Previews Upcoming IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show With Racing Legends Richie Smith, Carl Collis, Gerald Chamberlain, Sammy Beavers And Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins To Monday Night's Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular and nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show cranks up the airwaves on Monday evening with another fabulous edition of their show on Monday evening show, February 28th as they play host to another blockbuster lineup of talented racing stars and personalities who join the Gang for the fastest, funniest, and most informative racing show in the country today. The show airs from 6 to 8 PM every Monday evening on channels 103 and 137 and worldwide on the Internet. The Gang has been serving the racing world for the past eight years on the airwaves and is well noted for their well noted "theme" show format and will host the 514th edition of their show since they hit the airwaves and their 302nd show since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The Gasoline Alley Team of Ed and Steve Pados is looking forward to more of the same great format they have been following since the inception of their hit show back in 2002.

With this edition of the show the Gang will focus their attentions on four legendary racing personalities who thrilled us time and time again through their tremendous exploits on the raceways. The interviews will kick-off with Nazareth/Middletown Speedways Modified hot shoe "Rapid Rich" Richie Smith as Richie will chat about his great seasons behind the wheel driving the famous Triple Nickel race cars owned by his Dad Roy, who was a pioneer in the world of motorsports. Richie will also talk about his newest creation, the Stage One Modified he crafts in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. Carl Collis, who followed the same Nazareth/Middletown circuit, will join the Gang and talk about his superlative seasons at the controls of the family owned number 12 race cars and highlighting his incredible season in 1984 when he amassed 14 wins during the season to win the track championship and eclipse the long standing single seasonal record held by Nazareth legend the great Otto Harwi. "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain rejoins the Gang to talk about his tremendous career in all types of racing equipment but highlighting his move into the Modifieds in 1968 aboard the famous Paul Deasey owned "Big Donkey" numbered 707. Gerald will add insight to his successful pairing with long time car owner Joe Bullock and his number 76 race cars. The crowd pleasing and popular driving legend Sammy Beavers rejoins the Gang to talk about his great career in racing and his monumental drives at the Flemington Speedway where Sammy conquered the tricky "Square" 49 times while the speedway was dirt surfaced. Sammy was equally gifted on the pavement surfaces as well and will add depth to the interview in talking about Langhorne and Trenton and the paved over Flemington track. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins rejoins the Gang to talk about the impact the IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show brings into the area and the great rekindling of the many friendships made in racing for the legendary driving talent that are involved with the show. Greg will add his own thoughts regarding the Harmony Speedway and just what being a fan of racing has meant to him since his involvement in racing at a very early age.

The Gang will be providing additional updates regarding the upcoming IRCO Dirt Track Heroes show held at the Phillipsburg Mall that will run from March 6th until the 12th. This will be the fourth consecutive season the Pados Brothers will be hosting the nightly stage shows in Phillipsburg and have a great and diverse series of events scheduled for the racing fans all week long including the special edition of the Mall Show on March 11th at 4 PM when legendary racers Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam offer their books for sale with a signing and a guest panel of legendary racing stars joining them as Gerald Chamberlain, Sammy Beavers, Ronnie Dunstan, Carl Van Horn, Red Coffin, Bill Decoster, Tighe Scott, Richie Smith and Tommy Hager among others sit in for this spectacular edition to the fourth annual edition of the IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show.

The popular award winning TV/Internet show offers a live internet video feed to all of the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many great personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing. As always, a surprise or two will be expected as the Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring the racing community the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. All shows produced by GA Motorsports Media are carefully researched, authenticated and fully scripted to produce for our loyal sponsors, guests and racing fans the best show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues with its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming is available on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and: livestream.com/walncableradio/old  for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Gasoline Alley broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados on Monday evening February 28th as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@ptd.net 


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AMRA-"Time proven-Making Racing Affordable !"


Feb. 26, 2011
AMRA Announces Tech Meeting
Sanction to Implement Strict 2011 Standards

All AMRA Track Promoters and Track Technical Inspectors Invited to Attend

MT. ALTO, WV- The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) has announced that it will hold its annual Technical Inspector's meeting and training session Saturday, March 5 at the race shop of AMRA competitor Robbie Evans near Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Time for the event will be 1 to 4 p.m.

Directions to the Tech Inspector's meeting will be provided on the AMRA website at << www.amramodified.com  >> and will also be listed at the conclusion of this release. The AMRA modifieds must run Hoosier Tires, while the AMRA Late Models currently have an open tire rule.

The event will be held to more consistently enforce existing rules and clarify new areas of concern to preserve the fidelity of race cars and maintain a level "playing field" for all. The event will be restricted to all AMRA promoters and their technical inspectors. Tracks are welcome to send more than one technical inspector.

The organization is taking measures to have roving inspectors to help local tracks with tech inspections. Plans tentatively call for "spot checks" at member tracks on an "unannouced basis". Also, spot checks to recertify cars after racing events will be held in 2011. Traditionally, cars are inspected prior to AMRA events.

The organization also would like to clarify concerns concerning bowed or arched roofs. "Roofs must be flat and in accordance to the rule book," noted AMRA President Larry Keefer. "Additionally, we have listened to the drivers and clarified the dimensions of the sail panels. They will be teched to the dimensions stated in the rule book. One of the standards the AMRA was built on "was to keep the cars as equal as possible". To do that we have to run under one set of rules and enforce the rules as they are stated."

The AMRA also noted that Crate Engines must have a legal seal, as authorized by GM. New crate engines wishing to get the weight break must have the GMPP seal only. "No counterfeit bolts, nor counterfeit seals will be tolerated."

"As crate engines become more popular and racers depend on certified builders, the AMRA wishes to work with local engine builders to gain certification. Certified builders will have each crate motor logged into a GM certified data base where all sanctions can verify that the engine is indeed certified," stated Director of Race Operations Scott Wolfe. "Likewise, legal seals must be obtained. As the idea of a crate engine becomes more popular, we as an organization must be prepared to police this area more completely to maintain the integrity of the program."

"Ultimately we want to save the racer money, and we want to maintain and build upon the point fund and contingency program that we have. Not many organizations have survived five years, let alone the 17 years that the AMRA has delved out over $600,000 in prize money."

"Helping the racer is the bottom line. If the racer can have a better race program because of our point fund, then our race tracks can have more quality cars for a longer duration of time--hopefully many, many years. In turn everyone wins."

Presenting awards in excess of $60,000 in prize money and $10,800 in contingencies, the AMRA crowned its 2010 champions at its 17th annual banquet at Cedar Lakes Conference Center last fall. Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, WV was the National Champ while Matt Holcomb, Crooksville, Ohio, was crowned as the Modified Road Warrior Challenge Tour champion. Crowned as the AMRA Late Model Division champion was Chris Garnes, Evans, WV. Since 1993 over half a million dollars has been awarded in prizes and point’s contingencies.
Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!
More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.

Directions to Robbie Evans Race Shop
The directions from the Mineral Wells Exit of I-77 are as follows:
Take Route 14 South 2 1/4 miles ( at the 3/4 mile mark make a left at the Y intersection before WVMS, then go another 1 1/2 miles on Rt. 14 S); turn left on to Society Hill Rd. ( it is the only place there is a center turning lane, if you get to the U-Haul rental place back up 500' ); go 4/10 of a mile on Society Hill Rd. and turn right on Evans Ave @ Evans Const. signs .

 

 

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release
Re: Troyer Race Cars Join Cup
Feb. 13, 2011


Troyer Race Cars to Boost 2011 American Racer Cup with $5,000 in Product Certificates.



BINGHAMTON, NY…The 2011 American Racer Cup continues to add value for the race teams that compete at facilities running on the American Racer tire program. Troyer Race Cars has become the latest addition to a growing contingency and sponsor program for 2011. The 2011 American Racer Cup will get underway on the weekend of Friday, April 15th.

This past week Billy Colton and the staff at Troyer Race Cars stepped up as a big contingency supporter of the American Racer Cup program. Troyer Race Cars will be giving away five (5) - $1,000 product certificates during the 2011 program.

Each of the top three drivers in the final overall American Racer Cup point standings will receive a $1,000 certificate. The other two certificates will be randomly drawn at the final two events on the 2011 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour. American Racer Cup membership drivers will be eligible win a $1,000 Troyer Race Cars certificate at the King of the Catskills event to be held at Accord Speedway on Friday, September 23rd and on Saturday, October 29th for the Southern Tier 100 at Five Mile Point Speedway.

Troyer Race Cars joins the list of growing contingency and product sponsors. Recently DMI (Diversified Machine, Inc.), Kirkey Racing Fabrication and Ultrashield Products signed on to the American Racer Cup for 2011.

The $100,000 American Racer Cup gets underway beginning on Friday, April 15th. Teams that register prior to April 1st will be eligible for 5 free American Race Tires that will be randomly drawn.

Please contact Lias Tire at 1-800-638-7028 or email us at liastire@hotmail.com.  The official American Racer East Coast Modified Cup website can be found at www.dirtmodcup.com.  Please contact the Race of Champions offices at (607) 775-5555 or email them directly at rocdirt@aol.com.
 
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LANGHORNE, PA February 10, 2011 . . . Just like a race car checklist used by race teams there should be a checklist for making sure business affairs are in order. The latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News offers a checklist that can be used by race teams, tracks, series executives and promoters to be sure they have all their business affairs covered.

The organization checklist is not the do all but it is a great step toward making sure you are headed in the right direction. Some of the subjects included:
* A Realistic Racing Budget
* A Realistic Activation Budget (this is forgotten or ignored by most)
* A Signed Sponsorship/Marketing Agreement
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* Review of General Liability Insurance and other policies
* Personal Contact With All Sponsors
* Current Marking Proposal
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“This is one of the best issues we have put together in the 25 years we have been publishing this newsletter,” said Ernie Saxton. “Michael Spotts, a practicing attorney in Stuart, Florida, did a fantastic job in putting the checklist together and it is spread over two issues. In addition we have other excellent feature stories on sponsorship marketing written by Marci Barlow, Rick Raducha, Scott Pacich and Brian Mackey.”

With this issue kicking off the 26th year of publication for Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News new subscribers are being offered a 50% off special with a one year subscription available for just $29.95. Those placing their subscription order by March 10, 2011 will be assured that they receive both issues with the two-part checklist included.
Subscription orders may be placed by telephoning Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286.

Saxton’s sponsorship help columns appear in National Dragster and Late Model Racer magazine.

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 For Immediate Release
Feb. 9, 2011
Re: 2011 American Racer Cup Grows



2011 American Racer Cup For Dirt Modifieds Will Continue to Grow. Added Contingencies Will Continue to Benefit Members. Early Membership Registration Incentive Now Also In Place.


BINGHAMTON, NY…The culmination of the first ever American Racer East Coast Modified Cup could not have been any more dramatic in 2010. On the very last night of racing Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren and Stewart Friesen all were competing for the $10,000 overall title. Howard wound up on top by a mere 5 points as VonDohren and Friesen would ultimately tie for second place in the standings. Although 2010 will be hard to top plans are currently in the works to do just that.

The $10,000 that Howard received was above and beyond his Grandview Speedway track point fund earnings. The American Racer East Coast Modified Cup served as a bonus for teams last season in its inaugural season and the momentum just continues to build. Last year Friesen proved that a team could earn a lot of money by running their weekly home track and the Race of Champions Dirt Series. For Friesen, he came up only five points short on the ECM Cup. At a mid-week event in July at Five Mile Point Speedway Danny Johnson retook the race lead from Friesen in a RoC Dirt Tour event. Johnson would go on to win with Friesen winding up in second place. Had Friesen hung on for the victory he would have not only won the ECM Cup title worth $10,000 but also would have earned a $20,000 bonus for winning the RoC Dirt title as well. Add in the RoC Championship point money of $7,000 and that one on track pass by Johnson ultimately cost Friesen well over $30,000.

Once again Lias Tire and American Racer have teamed up with the Race of Champions Dirt Series to put the ECM Cup program in motion. Like last year a lot of money and free tires will be up for grabs. Unlike last year, even more contingency programs will be available to the participating teams at no extra charge.

Recently DMI (Diversified Machine Inc.), Kirkey Racing Fabrication and Ultrashield Race Products have signed on as contingency product sponsors. More companies are looking to come on board for what should shape up to be a tremendous 2010 program.

Driver’s that register for the American Racer East Coast Modified Cup will also be eligible for one of five free bonus tires that will be given away. Lias Tire and American Racer have added five more tires to the product giveaway list. Five drivers that register prior to April 1st will be drawn for a free American Racer Tire.

This season American Racer is proud to once again offer their East Coast Modified Cup program to the teams that race at participating American Racer Cup facilities. The goal again will be to help promote Modified racing in the region, and again to reward the loyalty shown by our member tracks and their race teams.

The concept of the American Racer ECM Cup is to rank the northeast Modified drivers within a system that incorporates their weekly racing program. The will allow drivers and spectators to follow the season-long standings among the best drivers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Drivers would have their ranking based on three criteria:
1) A driver’s weekly finishes at their home track.
2) The number of teams that start a feature at each race meet.
3) A driver’s best twelve finishes in 2011.

Membership: Drivers are only required to pay a one annual processing fee of $50.00, in order to be ranked in the regional points. This $50.00 will register the driver at one particular track. American Racer decals will be provided and are to be prominently displayed on all members’ racecars. If a driver decides that he wants to run at two different member tracks, (one Friday and one Saturday) and he wants to compete for the Cup at both, he will have to pay a membership fee for each track, and will have two entries in the Cup. A driver will only be awarded for their single best overall result. Memberships must be received by the Race of Champions offices prior to May 9th to be eligible for the program.

Minimal Point Fund Breakdown:

Individual Track Funds: Each speedway would see their top 5 drivers in their weekly points earn American Racer Tires as follows:

1st – 10 tires 2nd – 6 tires 3rd – 4 tires 4th – 2 tires 5th – 1 tire

In addition to the year end tire awards, individual race track tire vendors will provide each speedway with ten tires which will be given away randomly. To be eligible for these tire giveaways a driver must be registered in the American Racer Cup.

Overall Point Fund: In addition to the individual track awards, there will be a separate point fund to be paid out to the top 5 overall American Racer Cup drivers based on the criteria listed above. These minimum payouts will be as follows:

1st - $10,000 2nd - $5,000 3rd - $3,500 4th - $2,500 5th - $2,000

Race of Champions Dirt Tour - Bonus Incentive: If the American Racer Cup overall Champion is also able to capture the overall RoC Dart Dirt Modified Tour title, the individual will receive a bonus in the amount of $20,000...giving the drivers the opportunity, as Grand Champion, to win nearly $40,000 in cash and product.

American Racer – Lias Tire and the Race of Champions have put this program together last year to show their continued support of the weekly racer. The added contingency sponsor opportunities will only help to enhance the program for the participating tracks and drivers. The American Racer East Coast Modified Cup – For the racer’s – about the racer’s.

Please contact Lias Tire at 1-800-638-7028 or email us at liastire@hotmail.com.  The official American Racer East Coast Modified Cup website can be found at www.dirtmodcup.com. Please contact the Race of Champions offices at (607) 775-5555 or email them directly at rocdirt@aol.com.

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Feb. 7, 2011

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LOU LONG, PRESIDENT AND PR DIRECTOR

MOD TOUR PAYS HOMAGE TO ITS KING

The BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour officially closed the books on the 2010 season Saturday evening when it celebrated its thirteenth annual awards ceremony and banquet at Big Daddy's Speed Center in Grove City, PA. Gathering the most attention and taking home the lion's share of the loot was Rex King, Sr.

"It is easy to summarize Rex King's 2010 season in one word: consistency," said Modified Tour President Lou Long. In capturing his second consecutive title and fourth point championship overall, the patriarch of the Bristolville racing clan finished in the top five of every race comprising the series. His average finish in the twelve races was an astonishing 3.5! What is even more remarkable is that King also received the Hard Charger Award, meaning that he passed the most cars in A Main action.

On the road to the championship, King won feature events at two of his favorite tracks, Expo Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. He racked up ten other top five finishes, including second place runs in two of the most exciting races of the year. When Jeremiah Shingledecker made a daring last lap pass of King coming off turn two at Mercer, the crowd roared so loudly that their adulation could be heard over the throaty Big Blocks. Then, the slam-bang finish at Lernerville Speedway's Second Steel City Stampede had the fans rise to their feet as New York invader Chad Homan barely edged King at the wire. "I am proud to be part of two thrilling races," King said, "it just sucks that I lost them both." His glib resonse brought down the house.

For his achievements, King received $4,100 in cash and a prize package worth more than $1,250. His bounty included gift certificates from T & D Machine, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano, Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Wrisco Industries, Inc. and Big Daddy's Speed Center and product from ISC Racers Tape.

King's team immediately put the money to good use, purchasing a brand new Bicknell chassis while the boss chatted with banquet guests after the event.

Jeremiah Shingledecker tied Dave Murdick for most wins on the circuit, at three apiece, but he barely edged the 2001 Champion in the final points tally. Shingledecker took home $2,500 in cash, while Murdick pocketed $1,500. They each received identical prize packages worth nearly a thousand dollars. Their packages included hubs supplied by Bert Transmission, gift certificates from the PGABR law firm, Wrisco and Big Daddy's, and product from ISC.

Del Rougeux, Jr. finished fourth in the championship standings and he received cash and prizes valued in excess of $2,000, including a brand new helmet courtesy of RaceQuip. Fifth place finisher Brad Rapp received cash and prizes amounting to over $1,800, including new seat belts courtesy of RaceQuip. Kevin Hoffman earned a similar reward for his sixth place run.

Newly elected Modified Tour Board Member, Jeremy Paup, gathered up cash and prizes worth more than $1,500, including new Racequip shoes. He also was named the Most Improved Driver on the Tour. New papa Rex King, Jr. scooped up almost as much money and prizes, but he may have to hold onto some of that money to pay the dowery for the arranged marriage proposed for his young son, Carston Ross King, and Miah Shingledecker, the new addition to that racing family.

Rounding out the top ten were Gary Smoker and J.R. McGinley, each of whom also received cash and prizes amounting to more than $1,500. In their packages were RaceQuip gloves.

Positions eleven through fifteen went to Chris Haines, Mike Turner, Mark Frankhouser, Dean Pearson and Steve Feder. Their packages were worth approximately $1,200 apiece and included fire retardant shirts courtesy of Pyrotech. Haines also received the Rookie of the Year Award and a cash prize for that accomplishment.

Three Butler pilots, Jeff Miller, Carl Murdick amd Shawn Fleeger, earned packages worth in excess of $900, including shirts furnished by DMI. Fleeger was one of two recipients of the President's Award, a special recognition bestowed for his dedication to the Modified Tour. The other recipient, Don Brown, netted almost $900 for his first effort on the Tour.

Despite running only a part-time schedule, Kevin Bolland completed the top twenty in points. He notched one win to remain atop the career victory standings, along with four other top five finishes. Bolland also racked up six heat wins, the most of any driver in 2010. His cash and prized were also valued near $900.

Mod Tour President Lou Long reviewed the 2010 season, one of the most successful in the history of the organization. Seventy-two different drivers participated in the dozen races, with three programs drawing 40 or more competitors. On average, 33 racers appeared for each event. Purse, point money and cash awards approached $160,000 and prizes exceeded $10,000. "The motorsports industry is taking notice of numbers like these," Long told the banquet guests. "This is truly remarkable for a working man's series like this, run by volunteers," he added. "You have a lot to be proud about; thank you for making it all possible," he concluded.

Long presented the results of the Tour's first ever survey of its competitors. Survey forms were distributed at the season's final race and others were mailed to those drivers who did not enter that program. The information gathered will be used by the Board to develop rules and determine the direction of the organization for 2011.

Long also previewed the tentative schedule for 2011. Currently, the Tour anticipates having fifteen races, with engagements at all the usual stops. A return to Eriez Speedway is in the works, along with the Highly successful Hillbilly Hustle two-day event at West Virginia Motor Speedway. Joining the Modified Tour in 2011 will be Dog Hollow Speedway, with a race date of October 1. Further events are still in the discussion stages. A formal announcement will be issued soon.

The Modified Tour, Inc. would like to thank the 2010 series sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products; Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.; Sunoco Racing Fuel - Bazell Oil Co., Inc.; World Racing Group - DIRTcar; Approved Toilet Rentals, Inc.; Behrent’s Speed Center, Inc.; Bert Transmission; Big Daddy's Speed Center Inc.; Engles Trucking Services, Inc.; Bilstein Shocks – Fastline Performance; Fast Axle, LLC; Frankland Racing Supply; ISC Racers Tape; Hall's Safety Equipment Corp.; Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG); Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Inc.; King Brothers; Kirkey Racing Fabrication Inc.; Landrum Spring; McCool's Signs and Graphics; Motorsports World; Oyler Photos & More; Pennsylvania Army National Guard; Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP; Preist Enterprises, Inc.; Pro Shocks; RaceQuip; Ray's Racing Collectibles; Red Bear Hand Cleaner; Rock Concrete; Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants; Slippery Rock Sportswear; Smokey's; SpeedBear Fasteners; Turbo Start Batteries; Ultra-Shield Race Products; Valken Wheels; Wedge Motorsports, LLC; Winters Performance Products Inc.; and Wrisco Industries Inc.

The Modified Tour, Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established in 1998 to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area the opportunity to compete for higher purses and for a seasonal point fund. It has had great success at bringing the local cars together at tracks throughout the tri-state area and in expanding the profile for this exciting brand of motorsports.

For more information about The BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour, check the website at www.modifiedtourinc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Runs Wide Open With Modified Stars Wade Hendrickson, Keith Rocco, Jimmy Phelps, Billy Dunn And Ron Jon Koczon On Monday Night's Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular and nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show cranks up the airwaves on Monday evening with another fabulous edition of their show on Monday evening show, February 7th as they play host to another blockbuster lineup of talented racing stars and personalities who join the Gang for the fastest, funniest, and most informative racing show in the country today. The show airs from 6 to 8 PM every Monday evening on channels 103 and 137 and worldwide on the Internet. The Gang has been serving the racing world for the past eight years on the airwaves and is well noted for their well noted "theme" show format and will host the 511th edition of their show since they hit the airwaves and their 299th show since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The Gasoline Alley Team of Ed and Steve Pados is looking forward to more of the same great format they have been following since the inception of their show back in 2002.

With this edition of the show the Gang will focus on the world of Modified stock car racing and have lined up a gifted group of racing personalities who have enjoyed great success in the sport and look to add to their fame and glory with the upcoming 2011 racing season. The "Flying Farmer" Wade Hendrickson will join the Gang to talk about his Championship season at Bridgeport in 2010 and to further explain why he will not be defending those titles in 2011, while still trying to formulate his 2011 racing schedule. "Kid Roc" Keith Rocco joins the Gang for the first time to talk about being named the Connecticut Athlete of the Year in 2010, his Whelen All-American Series Championship and the two titles he captured at the Waterford Speedbowl and the Stafford Motor Speedway as he scored 26 wins during the 2010 racing season. The "Baldwinsville Bullet" Jimmy Phelps rejoins the show to talk about his Brewerton and Fulton Speedway titles as well as his runner-up performance on the Super Dirt Series tour. The "Big Gun" Billy Dunn joins the Gang for the first time to talk about his second consecutive championship at the Can Am Speedway and explain why he will not be defending the crown in 2011. Talented driving ace Ron Jon Koczon rejoins the Gang to talk about his performance last season at the New Egypt Speedway while trying to juggle his budget to continue racing in 2011.

Miss WALN Cable Radio Vickie Kidd will join the Gang for this edition of the show.

The Gang will also be providing additional updates regarding the upcoming Phillipsburg Mall show that will run from March 6th until the 12th. This will be the fourth consecutive season the Pados Brothers will be hosting the nightly stage shows in Phillipsburg and have a great and diverse series of events scheduled for the racing fans all week long.

The popular award winning TV/Internet show offers a live internet video feed to all of the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many great personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing. As always, a surprise or two will be expected as the Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring the racing community the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. All shows produced by GA Motorsports Media are carefully researched, authenticated and fully scripted to produce for our loyal sponsors, guests and racing fans the best show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues with its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming is available on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and: livestream.com/walncableradio/old for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Gasoline Alley broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados on Monday evening February 7th as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@ptd.net 


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JNJ Motorsports Media Releases Fresh New Look to JNJMotorsportsMedia.com

Pittsburgh, PA (February 2, 2011) With the recently announced merger of JNJ Motorsports Media and Fleming Design Solutions, the launch of an all new KeithBarbara.net, and many more new and improved driver websites on the way, it was only fitting that JNJMotorsportsMedia.com received a complete overhaul as well.

The completely revamped site offers much more than the old JNJ site as every JNJ client is highlighted as are all of our new services that we provide. Services such as website design, press releases, and graphics are all easily accessible on the new site for clients and potential clients to browse. Also included with the new site is all of our past work including all press releases written for current clientele, website designs with clickable links to each site, and a full-fledged graphics portfolio featuring wrap designs, logo designs, apparel designs, and digital print projects.

JNJ Motorsports Media still has some sponsorship promotions set up for a limited time for new customers. Contact Jason Shank at contactus@jnjmotorsportsmedia.comfor  sponsorship possibilities and pricing for 2011.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday January 31, 2011

An XR Release
Contact: Barry Braun at barry@racexr.com  or 218-226-5661

MODFURY.COM PAY-PER-VIEW PRESENTED BY NEW VISION GRAPHICS TO STREAM 2011 EAST BAY WINTERNATIONALS HQ VIDEO TO THE MASSES ON THE INTERNET



Silver Bay, MN (January 31, 2011) – modFURY.com, a recently launched website that focuses on open wheel dirt track modifieds, has partnered with Motorstats.com of Durham, North Carolina, and X.CELERATED of Silver Bay, Minnesota, to bring you the 2011 East Bay Winternationals from Tampa, Florida, in Live Streaming High Quality Pay Per View action from the “Clay by the Bay.”

This is the second year the Motorstats/X.CELERATED team has brought the Winternationals via live video from East Bay (last year under the RACECASTLIVE.com banner). Expect the same great quality and streams that set the bar for all dirt track broadcasting in 2010.

“We went back to the drawing board, researched, and dedicated a majority of 2010 to improving the key areas of production and understanding the internet streaming market further,” stated Chris Graner from Motorstats.com. “We forged an alliance with Jon Koster and his modFURY.com website that is benefical for both parties and will help position that site as a force in the dirt track modified world. It is the start of big push to get more quality live internet modified (and dirt track) racing video to the masses.”

Each week of action has been released for sale and includes the wheel-to-wheel on-track action from the “Clay by the Bay” in LIVE HQ 800K streaming. Fans have the opportunity to purchase viewing time in an innovatiove format that is custom tailored to the demands of the hardcore racing viewer.

modFURY.com Pay Per View presented by New Vision Graphics uses a Pay-by-the-Hour system for Pay Per View events through the TodoCast platform. Complete packages are available for the entire UMP Modified week, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, or the entire eight days of racing that the modFURY PPV team will broadcast. If you purchase the Full Event, you get enough hours to watch all of the racing for that event PLUS extra hours to watch On-Demand footage that includes full race recaps, interviews, in-car footage and more.

Prices for the event include a One Hour Package for $5.95, 4 Hours for $13.95, the Full Event of UMP Modifieds and TUSA Mod Lites for $29.95 (Three Days), Full Event of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for $49.95 (5 Days), or the entire event for $74.95 (All Eight Days).

In addition, modFURY.com PPV will present a FREE 30 minute pre-race show called “Countdown to the FURY!” every race night recapping the event, highlights, and more for registered users.

Grab a subscription at www.modfury.com  and catch all of the action from the East Bay Winternationals for the next two weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 30, 2011

AMRA Holds Organizational Meeting Makes Plans for 2011 and beyond

MT. ALTO, WV-The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) recently held its January 2011 organization meeting to discuss details of the upcoming 2011 racing season and to establish goals for future racing seasons. Cost-saving measures for both the racers and the organization, and the ability to grow the AMRA into a more formidable force were main topics of the meeting. The AMRA sanctions racing in three states in both the Late Model and Open Wheel Modified divisions.

AMRA President Larry Keefer said, "We have worked hard in the off season to make the AMRA a better organization by addressing concerns from 2010 and developing rules, especially issues with the gray areas, to help keep costs down and keep a level playing field for our drivers."

Scott Wolfe, recently named Director of AMRA Racing Operations, was introduced by Larry Keefer. The AMRA team also recognizes an immediate need to sign speedways that it has sanctioned in the past and discussed ways to bring new tracks into the AMRA family.

Additional sponsors are being sought, especially a headlining title sponsor for the Late Model Division. Malta Doors and Windows is the title sponsor for the Modified division, recently signing a new contract to remain with the series.

Many ideas were discussed, including numerous ways to make racing more affordable for the weekend racer. One rule ammendment in 2011 allows GM-604 and 602 Crate Engines and gives drivers utilizing these power plants a 100 pound break in weight. In 2012 drivers utilizing steel welded bearing shocks will be given a 50 pound weight break. Drivers racing with the organization are asked to provide input on other cost-saving measures, and are being asked to submit input on whether they think one brand of shock should be incorporated (with the possibility of having that company come aboard as a series sponsor).

Drivers found to have committed major/blatant rules infractions will be posted on the AMRA website and their names will remain there until having the problem corrected at the next AMRA event. Driver's who have a rule's infraction of a minor nature, more specifically "something minor that cannot be corrected at the track" will be asked to add 50 pounds of weight in front of the driver's plate for that evening; then correct the infraction for the next AMRA event.

Drivers can submit a 2011 application at last year's membership fee of $60 up to March 15. Applications and rules can be found on the AMRA website at << www.amramodified.com >> After the March 15 deadline, memberships will be $75. This year only one temporary permit will be issued for non-AMRA members. When a driver comes to a sanctioned track for a second time, he/she must purchase a full license. Checks should be made payable to the AMRA.

Discussion was held on the sanction's efforts to police all tracks equally. Training sessions for Tech Inspectors will be trained in late February or early March. Keefer will serve as the tech inspector for all Road Warrior Challenge races and make spot checks at all participating AMRA tracks. Another tech inspector is still being sought to assist track tech inspectors and to travel from tracks on the AMRA trail.
Details of the 2011 points structure are forthcoming, but most likely will parallel the hefty purses of past AMRA seasons. Track champions will receive a package equivalent to $400 in contingencies and prizes in addition to receiving a trophy. The package includes the Arrow Wheels contingency, $75 2012 Membership, and the remainder in cash. With additional sponsorship, the group hopes to raise the track champion stipend significantly to help draw drivers to AMRA sanctioned tracks.

Please send Check or Money Order along with completed Registration to AMRA; 3395 Evans Rd., Leon, WV 25123. For any questions or further information please contact the AMRA office at 304-895-3602 or cell @304-675-0590 both after 5 p.m. Scott Wolfe can be contacted evenings at 740-992-1490.

Keefer and wife Alice will focus on the touring Road Warrior Challenge series for the modifieds. The touring series features one of the top touring purses in the Midwest and helps showcase the AMRA drivers.

Presenting awards in excess of $60,000 in prize money and $10,800 in contingencies, the AMRA crowned its 2010 champions at its 17th annual banquet at Cedar Lakes Conference Center last fall. Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, WV was the National Champ while Matt Holcomb, Crooksville, Ohio, was crowned as the Modified Road Warrior Challenge Tour champion. Crowned as the AMRA Late Model Division champion was Chris Garnes, Evans, WV. Since 1993 over half a million dollars has been awarded in prizes and point’s contingencies.

Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!

More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series
 


OCTOBER 8TH TULARE SHOW ADDED TO USAC WEST COAST 360 SCHEDULE
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JANUARY 25, 2011... Series Promoter Chris Kearns has announced an addition to the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Schedule. On October 8th, the traditional 360 sprints will compete at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. The winged ASCS Southern California Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, and IMCA Stocks are also featured that night.

The addition brings the schedule to eighteen events, including the non-point Cotton Classic at Scott Woodhouse's Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford on October 15th.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars will kickoff their season at Hanford on Friday, March 18th. The following night, March 19th, the group will battle at Tulare's lightning fast clay oval. As previously released, both events are a showcase with the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars.

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Port City Racing, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.

For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, please visit westcoastsprintcars.com,  usacracing.com, racesantamariaspeedway.com, or follow the series on facebook.

2011 USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE

DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 18: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
March 19: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
April 9: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
April 16: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
April 30: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
May 14: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Pombo-Sargent Classic)
May 21: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
June 4: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
July 16: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Jim Evett Memorial)
July 23: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
July 30: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
August 20: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
August 27: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
September 10: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Jim Turner Memorial)
September 17: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
September 24: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
October 8: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
October 15: Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic - Non-Points)

*This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

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January 23, 2011

AMRA Plans for Prosperous 2011 Season!

Announces Director of Racing Operations



MT. ALTO, WV.-The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) in an effort to improve services to its sanctioned tracks, drivers, and sponsors has announced the formation of a new leadership position in the form of Director of Racing Operations. The AMRA has announced the signing of racing veteran Scott Wolfe, who will serve in the position as an active consultant to the AMRA.

Wolfe has been a late model driver for the past 30-plus years, and began a journalism career in auto racing in 1984. Wolfe currently serves as public relations director for K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio where he has served in that capacity since 1988. He also is the public relations director for Billy Jarrell’s Skyline Speedway and has previously done PR work for the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association, the AMRA, and West Virginia Motor Speedway.

He was recently named as Race Director at K-C Raceway.

Wolfe also writes for Three-Wide Publications, Dirt Late Model, Dirt Modified, and Flat-Out magazines, having written columns for many racing trade publications, and has been a contributing free-lance writer for both local newspapers and racing trade papers and magazines.

Wolfe will concentrate on the area of public relations and internal communications for the weekly series of the AMRA Modifieds and Late Models.

Remaining active in the AMRA are President and CEO Larry Keefer and wife Alice, who will concentrate on the operations of the AMRA traveling Road Warrior Challenge Series. Keefer will also be more actively involved in providing tech to the weekly tracks as well as serving as technical director for all Road Warrior races.

Said Keefer, “Our touring series gives our drivers a chance to showcase their talents to audiences all across the region. We want this part of the AMRA to grow and to provide our drivers a chance to race for higher purses and gain valuable added exposure. I am really going to concentrate my efforts on growing the Road Warrior series of the AMRA.”

Currently, the AMRA is seeking a knowledgeable traveling Technical Director to assist all AMRA sanctioned tracks. The AMRA also requests that all sanctioned tracks line-up a credible tech person in preparation for an upcoming “Inspector’s Training” session. The AMRA requires no sanctioning fee and only requires sanctioned tracks to have a tech inspector to tech cars prior to each racing event. Tracks are responsible for paying their inspector at least $50 a night.

Said Keefer, “We want to have a level playing field for all of our competitors at all of our tracks. Policing the rules and having a “uniform set of rules for all” is what made the AMRA an attractive organization to promoters. This is where we need all of our tech inspectors to be consistent. This is an area where I will spend more time in 2011 now that Scott has come aboard.”

Wolfe added, “What is illegal at one track should also be illegal at another participating track. We have to work on the gray areas. In 2011 we want to work on consistency in tech from track to track.”

Among Wolfe's duties will be assisting in overseeing the gathering of the results on a weekly basis. Wolfe will also contact each race track/promoter to stay abreast of any issues the track promoters may have; and continue to do the press releases for the organization.

Wolfe said, "Drivers and tracks expect the points to be collected and posted in a timely fashion. This is an area I expect to improve. Track management, however, must find a responsible person to communicate this to the AMRA office. The chief is only as good as his warriors. By improving weekly communication, I am confident that 2011 will be a great year for the AMRA organization."

Results must be in by 5 p.m. on Mondays. Forms and templates will be mailed within the next couple weeks. Results not turned in by 5 p.m. will be posted the following week.

Wolfe will assist in developing new promotions and actively seek sponsors while maintaining contact with all of the current sponsors involved with AMRA. Wolfe will also continue as a contributor to the AMRA website.

Wolfe added, “All of us here at the AMRA want to first and foremost promote the modified portion of the AMRA for the premier organization that it is. We have a great collection of drivers, many of which have proven themselves on the national stage against the nation’s best.”

“Additionally, I want to see our Late Model program grow to the status that our modified division has. The Late Model division of the AMRA has unlimited potential.”

“We are pleased that Scott is coming aboard as Director of Racing Operations for the AMRA,” said Larry Keefer. “We think that this addition will help our organization to be more effective and more user-friendly for all parties involved. We are looking forward to a great year.”

Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!

More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com  >>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series to Co-Sanction with UMP at Ocala (FL) on February 13!

 

Camargo, IL (January 7, 2011) The O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series along with Ocala (FL) Speedway and UMP Officials have agreed to co-sanction the $8,000 to-win 'Super Late Model All Star Shoot-Out' to be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

'This gives us the chance to be a part of Speedweeks down in Florida,' All Star Championship Racing Inc., President Guy Webb stated. 'It's important for us to be a part of the action during Speedweeks as all eyes of the racing industry will be on Florida for almost a month straight. Working with Sam (Driggers) with UMP has worked out well for both ASLMS and UMP  in the past and this event should be no exception.'

The 'Super Late Model All Star Shootout' will be a non-points event for the ASLMS but will be run using ASLMS staff and race format. The ASLMS rule book will also be the rule book of choice for the event but will utilize the UMP Tire Rule. Only the Hoosier LM10, LM20, LM30 and LM40 tires will be permitted for competition.

Many top late model racers have already committed to appear at Ocala Speedway for the Sunday, February 13th 'Super Late Model All Star Shootout' including UMP Summer Nationals Champ, Jason Feger, and back-to-back World of Outlaws Champ, Josh Richards. Earl Pearson Jr. and his Bobby Labonte Motorsports teammate Brad Neat, have also expressed their plans to race, as has 2009 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Russ King and 2010 O'ReillyAll Star Late Model Series Rookie of the Year John Garvin Jr. Others committed to appearinclude Shane Clanton, Jonathan Davenport, Chub Frank, Frank Heckenast Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Mike Marlar, Justin Ratliff, Clint Smith, and Eric Wells with others contacting race organizers on a daily basis to express their desire to join the field.

General Admission tickets for the one day spectacular at the Ocala Speedway are $25 for Adults, Students 16 5 are $10, while Children 4 and under are free. Pit Passes are set at $35. Gates open at 4:00p.m. with racing slated to start at 7:00p.m. For more information on ticket prices and times please visit www.ocalaspeedway.com.

Any drivers that plan on attending the 'Super Late Model All Star  Shoot-Out' at Ocala Speedway that followed the ASLMS tour in 2010 or are interested for 2011 please call Guy Webb at (217) 832-2308

For more information on the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series please visit www.allstarlatemodels.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series to Support 'Winter Freeze' at Screven Motor Speedway

 

Camargo, IL (January 4, 2011) The O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series along with Screven Motor Speedway officials have announced that the Super Late Model portion of the Inaugural 'Winter Freeze' will be supported by the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series as a non-ASLMS points event to go along with the season opening event for the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions.

'This will give us a better chance to draw some racers from a different region of the country and it will give the O'Reilly All Stars Late Model Series some exposure in the south. It doesn't change anything about the event or the rules but it just really improves the marketing ability of the  ntire event,' said Screven Motor Speedway Owner / Promoter James Redd
Griffin.

Kelley Carlton and his KELCAR Motorsports crew will be the officiating team for the super late model portion of the event as this is not a true ASLMS sanctioned event. 'Kelley and his  guys will be handling the entire super late model show from top to bottom. Guy Webb, All Star Championship Racing Inc., President, just wanted to be a part of the entire program and offered to endorse the late model portion to try and help us get some more cars down here and spread the word a little better, Griffin added. 'We are excited about being part of the show and adding the endorsement of the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series is a great plus for the program. Their O'Reilly Auto Parts sponsorship gives them a national platform for event promotion to a core group of race fans and drivers. That should help to make the show bigger and better,' stated Kelley Carlton.

Open practice will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 for both the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions and the Late Models endorsed by the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series. Both the sprint cars and the late models will compete in full shows on Thursday, February 3, 2011 paying $10,000-to-win for each show. For more information about the Inaugural Winter Freeze visit www.screvenmotorspeedway.com.  Information about the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series can be found at their official website at www.allstarsprint.com  and information about the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series can be found at www.allstarlatemodels.com.

Rules and race format for the Super Late Models will come from the Screven Motor Speedway Rule Book that can be found at

http://allstarsprint.com/mailinglist/lt.php?id=N0UGCFpRAwNJUgkBTgIG
 
For more information and to join the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series mailing list please visit www.allstarlatemodels.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 3, 2011

Malta Windows Signs Retains AMRA Title Sponsorship Series to continue as “Malta Windows and Doors AMRA Modified Series"

"Quality is the driving force behind the success of Malta.

By Scott Wolfe
MOUNT ALTO, WV-The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA), one of the nation's oldest and most renowned sanctioning bodies of open wheel race cars, has continued its union with one of the world's most prestigious craftsmen of windows and doors--The Malta Window and Door Company. The regional series will continue to be known as the Malta Doors and Windows AMRA Modified Series.
As the World's second largest manufacturer of Doors and Windows, the name Malta has been associated with windows since 1889. From the very beginning Malta shipped an average of 6000 window frames a month via the B&O Railroad and by barge on the Muskingum River in Ohio. For the past 120 years-plus Malta has been a producer of wood and clad-wood windows primarily sold east of the Mississippi.
Said AMRA President Larry Keefer, "Continuing our relationship with Malta Doors and Windows is something that speaks highly of our organization and the commitment that Malta Doors and Windows has to our drivers. Hopefully we can continue a long-lasting relationship, and a relationship that spells success for both Malta and the AMRA."
Malta Windows & Doors has brought the latest manufacturing techniques to the second oldest window manufacturer in the USA. Quality is the driving force behind the success of Malta.
“Beautiful Malta Windows and Doors--Beyond Traditional” is the company slogan. A Malta addition can enhance any home improvement project, while at the same time improving energy efficiency of one's home.
Another key to Malta's success is that Malta produces quality wood windows and doors at a reasonable price, emphasizing only the finest craftsmanship. Malta’s products are built to give customers a lifetime of beautiful operation backed by the Malta lifetime warranty.
Based in Mt. Alto, West Virginia, the AMRA is a National Sanctioning Body specializing in Open Wheel Modified auto racing all across the nation. AMRA race tracks are primarily dirt and range in size from 1/4 to 5/8 mile.
In 1993, AMRA began with only three tracks running the division. Today the AMRA sanctions weekly racing, known as the National Series, in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and surrounding states. Each year AMRA sanctions hundreds of events at weekly sanctioned race tracks. In 2009 added a Late Model sanction to the series racing menu.
"With the exposure the AMRA can provide Malta, both through the local series and our national tour," said Keefer, "this looks to be a perfect union. We are honored again to have Malta step to the plate as our title sponsor.”

Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, W.S. Hogg Insurance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Racersmate, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!
More details can be acquired by visiting www.maltawindows.net  on the web or by visiting << www.amramodified.com >>.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 3, 2011

Hines Named "D.A.R.F. 2010 Announcer of the Year"

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club has announced that Bruce Hines of Chillicothe, Ohio has been named the "D.A.R.F. 2010 Announcer Of The Year". Hines is currently the announcer at K-C Raceway in Alma and Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio.
In 2009, Hines worked the historic Eldora Speedway for NASCAR legend Tony Stewart, compiling a gaggle of miles on his vehicle, while traveling cross-country to his other work-night locations at Skyline and K-C. In 2009, Hines worked 54 nights of racing at six different tracks including Eldora, K-C, Skyline and Lawrenceburg. In 2010, Hines worked 44 nights of racing, mostly with wife Button at his side. Mrs. Hines often serves as a racing official at many of Mr. Hines's venues.
In the past Hines has worked such prestigious races as The World 100, The Dream, The Prelude, 4-Crown Nationals, Buckeye 100, Dirt Track World Championship, The Billy Bob, Harvest 50, The Kings Royal, and The Dirt Track World Classic to name a few.


Hines has worked with The World of Outlaws, The All Star Circuit of Champions, ARCA Trucks, United States Auto Club (USAC), Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association, and American Motor Racing Association (AMRA). The last four years Hines has served at Skyline on Fridays and the last six years at K-C on Saturday nights.
Hines began his announcing career in 2002 at 35 Raceway in Frankfort. His trademark voice and enthusiasm make him one of the crowd favorites on not only a regional level, but also the national scene.
Said racing publicist Scott Wolfe, "Bruce is well-deserving of this award. He adds a lot of excitement to a racing program and also is a great advocate for the sport of auto racing. His wit and personality is unequalled in the industry and he has a God-given voice to go with it. He is the total package and I am pleased to have the pleasure of working with him the past six racing seasons."
DARF is one of the largest race fan clubs in the country making this a very prestigious award.
Said Hines, "I am very honored to receive this award. D.A.R.F. has been a great organization for many years and to have them honor me among all the great announcers out there is quite an honor."
The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club is a non-profit organization consisting of owners, drivers, mechanics promoters and race fans. It was founded by John "Shorty" Miller, Dale "Lucky" Lutz, Gene Moore, Jerry Wahl and Gene Bundy in the 1960s.
The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club, or DARF as the organization is known today is one of the largest fan clubs in the country. The club has honored many such prominent names as A.J. Foyt, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon among the throng of famous notables at its banquets. The club has many other special events and projects during the year.

 

 

 

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