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Hubbard, Logan, and Edwards Using Speedweeks to Build for 2012

Seaford, Delaware (12/12/11) With silly season drawing to an end, Super Late Model driver, Austin Hubbard, has officially inked his deal for the 2012 campaign as veteran, team owner, Tim Logan of Cattlesburg, Kentucky will lead him into the 2012 Speedweeks.

Hubbard notes, "Running our family program for another 80 race season, as we did in 2009, is hard on our family and business, so I'm excited to be driving for Tim Logan. My family consists of farmers and truckers," Hubbard says with a laugh. "Tim Logan's family consists of racers. Racing is Tim's business as he is a chassis and a part's dealer, who has a loyal following. This is a perfect fit for me. Driving for a car owner that works on race cars will definitely be fun. I am confident this deal will work out for the whole season, but we've all initially agreed to run 15-20 races to test the water and then go from there."

Over the last three years Hubbard has raced almost 250 shows with crew chief, Robby Allen, by his side, but that will change for the 2012 campaign as Allen assumes a position with another team, and Hubbard welcomes new crew chief, Randall Edwards.

Austin notes, "Robby is family to me, and we will always be close friends. He wanted a break from the national grind and wants to be home with his wife and kids more, and I can definitely understand that. Robby now has a deal that is going to make his ideal situation happen, and we are both happy for each other's 2012 plans. Working with Tim, Randall and Nick (Hoover) will be great also. Tim always fields great cars and has always kept (Steve) Francis fast, whenever he has driven the team's cars. Randall (former Darrell Lanigan' crew chief), and I have pitted next to each other probably over hundred times. We already have a great working relationship, and Nick (Hubbard's former Beitler crewman and roommate) will be there working hard as always. I can't think of a better group of guys to hit the road with for 2012."

In regards to preparing for the 2012 campaign, Austin comments, "Nick and I are getting my shop and equipment ready in Delaware as a backup plan, and then we are going to head down to Kentucky in a couple of weeks to help Tim get ready to start the season. Randall is splitting his time with Texas' driver, Morgan Bagley, and our team. I'm looking forward to pitting with Morgan at the events they run. He did a great job at Charlotte and I think Randall has a great plan for both of us in 2012."

As far as his plans for the 2012 season, Hubbard says, "Like I said at PRI a few weeks ago, I am running the whole Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour in a black #11 and will be competing for Rookie of the Year Honors. Running for Rookie of the Year against drivers like Jonathan Davenport is going to be a tall order, and I can only promise that I'm going to give it everything that I have on and off the track. I know it takes great people and equipment and that's what I think we have put together with this team."

Hubbard concludes by saying that "I can only do this because of great supporters such as Trinity Transport, Virginia Motor Speedway, Salisbury Door and Hardware, Campbell's Collision, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Sunoco Fuel, and Schaeffer Oil. Tim and I are currently working out the rest of our sponsors and product supporters as we look forward to new and old relationships."

A redesigned website reflecting the new team is scheduled to launch in the coming weeks, so please keep your browsers locked to www.AustinHubbard.com  for the latest team news and information.

 

 

 

 

 

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Boom Briggs Collects Two Wins in 2011, Preparing for Huge 2012 Season!

 

Bear Lake, PA (November 21, 2011) Rick 'Boom' Briggs and the Boom Briggs Racing team had a very hectic 2011 season that was capped off with wins at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA and Little Valley Speedway in Little Valley, NY.

 

With the family business hitting its busy season in spring and early summer, Briggs spent a lot of time tending to obligations other than racing. In return, his results on the racetrack suffered. Boom posted just five top five finishes in 17 starts from February through mid-June before claiming the $2,500 Mid-Season Championship at Lernerville on June, 17. 'When the (World of) Outlaws were on a break through the month of June, Chub (Frank) and Derek (Chub's crew chief) were home a lot and helped get my program back on track,' Boom said from his home in Bear Lake, PA. 'The guys at Rocket Chassis also helped get us back in order before I started spending more time at the shop.'

 

Boom's season seemed to have turned the corner after the win and into the later months of the season as Briggs posted 18 top ten finishes, including a $3,000 win at Little Valley Speedway, in his final 25 starts to end the season. 'Things certainly picked up for us in the second half of the season,' Boom stated, 'when we started spending more time in the shop everything started to work a little better with both my program and Chub's. We got off to a slow start so our numbers aren't as good as they could have been but we all saw an improvement with Chub. We became, rededicated after business a slowed down and our results improved. I have to thank Horton Equipment and Sorbera Chiropractic and the rest of our sponsors for sticking with us throughout our struggles at the beginning of the season and help get us back on course,' Briggs continued, 'Horton and Sorbera helped out a ton getting us out of our rut.'

 

'The next few years are very important for me,' Briggs passionately said, 'I'm not getting any younger and if I want to do certain things with my driving career, it's going to have to be within the next couple of years. So we're looking to add an employee here for at least the off-season to get things rolling.' Boom explained, 'Jeff Farrell and Corry Rubber Corporation are coming on board for the 2012 season with expectations of an improved program. It's a goal of anyone that races to be able to travel and race with a national touring series, we are still in need of sponsorship for next season but things are moving forward. I can't go as far as to say yes, we will definitely be following the World of Outlaws in 2012 but I can say that we will be starting the season in February at Screven (Motor Speedway) in Georgia and Volusia (Speedway Park) in Florida with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.'

 

'We hope that after Volusia (UNOH Florida DIRTcar Nationals), we'll be in a position to where we can stick with the tour,' Briggs said. 'I know I say that every year but come February, our mindset is going to be different when we get down there. The way we turned our program around this past season and with the extra help we're hoping to get for next season; 2012 could be the best time for us to get out and race with the Outlaws. We'll see how things shake out in the coming weeks, either way we're excited to go racing next season.'

 

Boom Briggs Racing and Chub Frank Racing are having a Blow Out Sale where anything and everything is on-sale including complete rocket chassis' sold in any fashion you want, race ready, chassis only, cockpit only; however you want it! Other items include an assortment of Custom Racing Engines, shocks, rear-ends, wheels, tires and anything else you can think of. For more information call Chub Frank Racing at (814) 489-3952 or check out www.chubfrank.com or www.boombriggs.com.

 

For more information on Boom Briggs and Boom Briggs Racing please visit his website at www.boombriggs.com.

 

Boom Briggs and Boom Briggs Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2011 season: Meridien Hardwoods, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, Asel Enterprises, Briggs Transport, Tony Stec Lumber, Chub Frank Racing, CJ's Auto Transport, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis, Hoosier Racing Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Buccola's, Sunset Dairy, Bodies by Lacki, GW Performance, Integra Shocks, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals, VP Racing Fuel, All Star Performance, Outerwears, Safety Solutions, Hypercoils, Brinn Transmissions, Mason Racin, Wrisco Aluminum, Speed Bear Fasteners, Ringers Gloves, Schuyler's, Frankland, Motul Lubricants, Aurora Rod Ends, Kirkey, Performance Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Wiles Driveshafts, Cruise with the Champions, Weld Racing, and KRC Power Steering.

 

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Josh Richards Gives Detroit Salt Company Top-10 Finish in the Irish Hills of Michigan

 

Brooklyn, Mich. (June 18, 2011) - Piloting Venturini Motorsports No. 15 Detroit Salt Company Toyota, driver Josh Richards notched a top-10 finish in his eighth career ARCA Racing Series effort on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Qualifying sixth for the 100 lap event, Richards suffered tire troubles in the ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200.

 

Not letting early race tire woes stand in the way of a strong finish, Richards battled his way back on the lead lap by the halfway mark. Despite experiencing issues with tires, the 23-year-old racer was back where he belonged in the top-10 by lap 60.

 

As the leaders came in for pit stops under caution on lap 66, Richards chose track position and stayed out, restarting third on lap 72. With just five laps remaining, the race leader brought out the yellow flag. To pit road to change another flat left rear tire and make adjustments to his tight handling racecar, Richards returned to the field in 11th for the final restart. The green and white flags flew together and Richards drove his No. 15 Detroit Salt Company Toyota through the checkers in 10th.

 

"Despite the tire troubles we suffered throughout the race, I feel fortunate that we were able to salvage a top-10 finish. It was great to have the folks from Joy Mining Machinery and Detroit Salt Company there at the track to support me this weekend," said Richards, "The car was tight throughout the race, and the tire troubles made it a struggle. We battled back though and settled for a 10th place finish. Thanks to the guys at Venturini Motorsports for all of their hard work this weekend."

 

Richards' next pavement race will be on July 7 at Kentucky Speedway where he'll make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports and sponsor Joy Mining Machinery. Pairing with the reigning Camping World Truck Series owners champions, Richards is looking forward to a successful start in the NASCAR ranks. For live coverage of the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway, tune to SPEED at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 7.

 

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After Trip To Eldora, ‘Chubzilla’ Looks Forward To Final Firecracker 100 Tuneup At Lernerville & Return To World of Outlaws Late Model Series Action

BEAR LAKE, PA – June 16, 2011 – With a disappointing trip to Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned ‘Dream ‘XVII’ behind him, Chub Frank has shifted his focus to an important weekend doubleheader in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The 49-year-old driver from Bear Lake, Pa., has visits to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and Winchester (Va.) Speedway on his schedule this weekend. He plans to enter Lernerville’s DIRTcar UMP Late Model ‘Mid-Season Championship’ event on Friday night (June 17) and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Gunter’s Honey Spring 50 on Saturday evening (June 18).

Frank’s competitive twinbill comes after he fell short of qualifying for last Saturday night’s $100,000-to-win Dream at the famed Eldora oval. Forced to play catch-up after timing 59th-fastest (15.813 seconds) in the 91-car field during Friday’s rain-plagued qualifying session – the heavy, horsepower-necessary track conditions didn’t match his car’s engine combination – he couldn’t quite advance far enough in his heat race or the B-Main on Saturday night. He finished fifth (from the 10th starting spot) in the fifth of six 20-lap heats and placed seventh in the 20-lap B-Main, missing the last-chance race’s final transfer position by just a single spot.

Frank was bidding to make his eighth Dream A-Main start since 2000. His career-best finish in the event is third, in 2007.

Friday night’s program at Lernerville will provide Frank a final opportunity to get his newest Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota/Horton Equipment Rocket No. 1* tuned up for the four-tenths-mile oval’s WoO LMS Firecracker 100, which features 30-lap, $6,000-to-win preliminary events on June 23 and 24 and the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 finale on June 25. He has run the car twice at Lernerville over the past month, scoring one win and a runner-up finish.

Winchester’s first-ever WoO LMS event on Saturday evening will end the tour’s month-long break from action. Frank is currently ranked sixth in the WoO LMS points standings through 10 events this season.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

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Richards Ends Visit to Eldora Speedway with Ninth-Place Finish in Dream XVII

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - June 14, 2011 - The pursuit of a coveted crown-jewel triumph at the famed Eldora Speedway will continue for Josh Richards. A driver who makes no secret of his desire to win one of the half-mile oval's two annual dirt Late Model spectaculars, Richards was once again a major contender but fell short of victory in Saturday night's DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Dream XVII. The 23-year-old from Shinnston, W.Va., settled for a ninth-place finish in the $100,000-to-win event.

 

The 100-lap Dream A-Main capped a four-day visit to Eldora for Richards, who arrived early to serve as the crew chief for NASCAR star - and 'Big E' track owner - Tony Stewart in Wednesday night's Prelude to the Dream charity race. Richards and his Rocket Chassis team prepared the Bass Pro Shops/Office Depot/Mobil 1 No. 14 for the 30-lap Prelude race that featured many of the country's biggest motorsports names.

 

Richards's primary focus during his Eldora trip, of course, was the Dream, and he got off to a promising start during Friday night's rain-plagued time trials. He qualified third-fastest in the 91-car field - his blistering lap of 15.012 seconds left him just a hair away from becoming the third dirt Late Model driver in Eldora's history to crack the 14-second barrier - to stamp himself as a favorite in Saturday's headline action.

 

In Saturday night's third 20-lap qualifying heat, Richards advanced from the sixth starting spot to finish second, earning him the ninth starting spot in the Dream A-Main. His hopes were high for a very lucrative breakthrough win, but the two-time defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion wasn't able to move forward and finished in the same position he started.

 

"It was a pretty frustrating night," said Richards, who slipped to 13th place at the start of the 100-lapper but managed to gradually climb to ninth during a race slowed by a just a single mid-race caution flag. "The whole race the top (groove) was dominant and that made it so hard to make a pass. (Don) O'Neal did a heck of a job getting up through there (to win the race from the 12th starting spot), but you look at the rest of us and nobody was going anywhere. We were just riding around the top in line.

 

"Our car wasn't bad," he continued, analyzing his Mark Richards Racing Enterprises Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket No. 1. "We tried something different and I was a little tight, and that hurt us a little, especially early. But once we got rolling a bit the car was okay. You just couldn't pass.

 

With Eldora's Dream Week behind him, Richards now looks ahead to the resumption of the WoO LMS following a month-long break. The tour will visit Winchester (Va.) Speedway on Saturday night (June 18) for the rescheduled Gunter's Honey Spring 50 - and Richards, who sits second in the tour's points standings through 10 events, can't wait to get there. While Saturday's $10,000-to-win show will mark his first career start at the one-third-mile oval in his Rocket No. 1, he's proven dominant at the track in non-Outlaw events over the past two years driving the Ernie Davis-owned No. 25, winning five features in 2010 and two events already this season.

 

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

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Austin Hubbard Claims Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Title



Seaford, Delaware (06/14/11) – Austin Hubbard just completed a busy stretch where he entered eight events in eight days in his #19 Beitler Enterprises/Rocket/Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model and when the final checkered flag dropped he had claimed two wins and the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek title.

Below is blog-style recap of the week's action:

June 4th, 2011 - The team opened the 2011 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) with a $5,000 to win event that drew a field of 48 Super Late Models. After qualifying fourth fastest in time trials, Hubbard raced to a third place finish in his heat race, which left him starting ninth in the main event. As the feature went green, Austin would quickly begin working his way toward the front of the pack as he advanced to the third spot in the first seven laps. Lap 23 would see him move into the second spot behind race leader, Steve Shaver, as Hubbard followed him for the next several laps with Jimmy Mars in tow. As the white flag was displayed on the 40 lap feature, chaos ensued at the front of the pack as Hubbard went to the low side of Shaver, while Mars went to the high side. The end result would be Mars racing his way to the win as Hubbard crossed the line in second and Mars in third. Overall, it was a great start to the Speedweek for Austin and Beitler Motorsports.

June 5th, 2011 - Round #2 of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek was held on Sunday night at Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) as another talented field of 50 Super Late Models entered the $5,000 to win race. Via an inversion draw of four after time trials, Hubbard started on the pole for his heat race, and he would charge to the win to lock into the redraw for the feature, where he pulled the fourth starting position. In the feature he would run in the top five for the duration of the race getting as high as the second position before slipping to a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Josh Richards, and Jeremy Miller.

June 6th, 2011 - The third night of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek came to life on Monday night at Roaring Knob Motorplex (Markleysburg, Pennsylvania) for a $5,000 to win event as 46 cars entered the event. Despite being the next to last qualifier, Austin would set fast time overall. He would draw the #3 invert for heat race action, and as a result he started third in the fourth heat. In heat race action, Hubbard would advance to a second place finish, which put him in the redraw for the main event, where he pulled the sixth starting position.

In the main event he would quickly race his way up to the third position as he pressured Jason Covert and Josh Richards at the front of the pack. The trio would battle for the lead until a lap 21 caution when Austin was forced to duck into the pits to have a flat right rear tire replaced. He would be able to rejoin the tail of the field before green flag action resumed and over the remainder of the event he would drive back to a tenth place finish. Through three events Austin leads the series point's by over 60 markers.

June 7th, 2011 - Another night on the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek was held on Tuesday night, and when the dust settled on the action, it was Austin Hubbard, who stood proud in victory lane after topping the $5,000 to win event at Williams Grove Speedway (Williams Grove, Pennsylvania). Forty-nine Super Late Models entered the event, and for the second straight night Austin would set fast time.

After setting fast time he would win his heat race and draw the third starting spot for the feature. As the race went green Hubbard quickly raced past Stuhler for the second spot as he set his sights on leader, Rick Eckert. Lap 16 would see Hubbard drive past Eckert for the top spot, and he never looked back as he claimed the victory over Rick Eckert and Dylan Yoder.

With the win, Austin further extended his lead in the series.

June 8th, 2011 - Wednesday night was another great outing for the team as Austin entered the $7,000 to win event at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, PA), and for the second straight night would claim the feature win.

With the biggest payout of the week-long extravaganza on the line, Austin started the night by qualifying ninth fastest to earn the fifth starting spot for a heat race. In the heat he would bolt to the front to claim the win, and in the redraw he pulled the pole-starting spot for the feature after finishing second in the dash.

In the feature he would bolt to the lead at the drop of the green flag and even a late race caution, which erased his advantage couldn't stop him as he went to pick up the big win over Dan Stone, Jimmy Mars, Devin Friese, and Jeremy Miller.

With just two events remaining the Speedweek, Hubbard's lead continues to build.

June 9th, 2011 - Thursday saw the team at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) for the next to last round of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek, which posted a $5,000 to win feature. After running his second in his heat, Hubbard would receive the fifth starting spot for the main event via the redraw. He would jump to the second spot early in the feature, but that is as high as he would get as he pursued Matt Parks the full distance before settling for a second place finish. With the second place finish and only one event remaining in the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek, Austin has clinched the series' title and will be crowned on Friday night at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, PA).

June 10th, 2011 - Austin concluded the 2011 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek on Friday night at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pennsylvania)and just by entering the event he clinched the series' title!

The night started well for Austin as he won his heat race to earn the fourth starting spot in the main event. He would race at the front of the pack until the race's midstages when a rock through the oil tank brought his night to an early end. Despite the DNF, he claimed the series' title. Full results and points recap are available at www.LMSpeedweek.com.

June 11th, 2011 - Saturday night found Austin in the Hubbard Motorsports #11 for a $5,000 to win event at Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, DE. The night started well as Hubbard won his heat race to start the night. However, before the feature could be run the skies opened and rain forced the program to be postponed until June 25th, and due to a scheduling conflicting Austin will not get to return.

Austin is slated to next be in action on Saturday, June 18th at Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) as the World of Outlaws Super Late Model tour resumes their 2011 season. The event will be headlined by the $10,000 to win, Gunter's Spring Honey 50. Hubbard is fourth in the latest tour standings, just 70 points removed from the top spot. For more information, please visit www.WoOLMS.com  and www.WinchesterVaSpeedway.com .

Austin Hubbard would like to thank all of his sponsors including Beitler Motorsports, Reliable Painting, Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (April 15th-16th), Trinity Transport, Salisbury Door & Hardware, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, Keyser's Port City Racing, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Robby Allen Enterprises, Sunoco Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, PANELfast, Trick Race Parts, Hawk Performance, Dyer's Top Rods, The Joie of Seating, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Disc Brake, Cizmar, TWM Racing Products, Crow Design, TC Race Cars, Integra Shocks & Springs, R2C Competition Filters, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Performance Rod & Custom, CPD Racing Tools, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Peterson Fluid Systems, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Racing, Performance Bodies, Sweet Mfg, MPC Performance, Jones Racing Products, Three Wide Clothing, and MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services.

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Jason Covert Shines during Appalachian Mountain Speedweek

 

York Haven, PA (June 14, 2011) Barry Klinedinst Motorsports and multi-time regional series champion Jason Covert of York Haven, PA enjoyed his week on the road with the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by CenturyLink series finishing in the top-ten in six of the seven total events that stretched from Saturday, June 4 through Friday, June 10.

 

Covert, a favorite everywhere he unloads, especially Hagerstown Speedway where the week long mini-series kicked off, worked his way up to a tenth place finish at the famed Hagerstown, MD oval after having to transfer to the feature event through a consolation race. The series then moved to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA on Saturday, June 5 where Covert again won his consolation event to transfer to the main event and again, fought his way to a tenth place finish.

 

On Monday, June 6, Jason followed the tour to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA where he drew the pole position for the $5,000 to-win feature event. Covert took the early lead but was hounded by the back to back World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Josh Richards lap after lap. Jason changed his line just in time to keep Richards at bay but lapped traffic held up Covert on lap 20 giving the lead to Richards who held on for the win leaving Jason with a second place finish. 'He was better than us tonight,' Covert said of Richards, 'When we got behind that lapped car, neither one of us wanted to back off, he got by us there and drove away, he deserved to win it.'

 

Next up was Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Tuesday, June 7. Covert clawed his way into a fifth place finish after an early spin sent him to the tail of the field. After a 12th place finish at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, June 8, Jason rebounded with a seventh place finish at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA on Thursday, June 9. The stage was set for the finale at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA on Friday, June 10. Covert would start the main event in the seventh slot and slowly make his way to the second spot. A late caution put Jason on the rear deck-lid of leader Dan Stone but Covert couldn't make the pass and would finish second behind Stone. Jason finished the week long mini-series third in points behind champion Austin Hubbard and Vic Coffey.

 

'I just want to thank CenturyLink and all the tracks that hosted events during this year's speedweek,' an appreciative Covert said, 'to have a deal like this for us is fantastic and it seemed the fans really came out to support it as well. When you have guys like Jimmy Mars coming in from Wisconsin and Austin Hubbard, Rick Eckert; guys like that supporting it all week and skipping one of the biggest events of the year to do it, you know it's something worthwhile. We had an absolute blast racing with everyone all week and want to thank everyone who came out to support us.'

 

The BK Motorsports Team will take this upcoming weekend off but will get back to the grind on Friday, June 24 at Hagerstown Speedway for the $3,000 to-win, 35-lap, Three State Flyers sanctioned 'Red Nininger Memorial'. Covert will follow that event up with a trip to Winchester Speedway on Saturday, June 25 for the second leg of the 'Red Nininger Memorial also sanctioned by the Three State Flyers Series and also paying $3,000 to the winner.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.hagerstownspeedway.com, www.winchestervaspeedway.com, and www.threestateflyers.com.

 

For more information on Jason Covert and Barry Klinedinst Motorsports visit their website at www.kmotorsports43a.com.

 

Jason Covert and Barry Klinedinst Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors for the 2011 season: Pre-Mach, Inc., Red Wing Shoes, Hershey Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Baker Carburetion, Bam's Auto Center, Kuppy's Diner, Dennis Eberly Building & Remodeling, American Racer Tires, Lias Tires, Kendall Oil, Dyers Rods, Stuhler Signs, KRS Graphics, VP Race Fuels, JNJ Motorsports Media, Beyea Headers, Trick, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Jakes Custom Carts, Quarter Master, and consulting from Robbie Allen Enterprises

 

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Richards Tops Memorable Weekend with Back-to-Back Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Victories at Winchester and Roaring Knob

 

 

SHINNSTON, WV - June 7, 2011 - Josh Richards topped off a memorable weekend with a flourish, winning back-to-back events on the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by Century Link event at Winchester (Va.) Speedway and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa.

 

Less than 24 hours after driving the Venturini Motorsports Kentucky Fuel Corp./Texas Corrall/Joy Mining Equipment Toyota to a third-place finish from a pole position start in Saturday night's ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 at Chicagoland Speedway, Richards climbed into the Ernie Davis-owned Ernie D's Enterprises Rocket Dirt Late Model and continued his recent mastery of the one-third-mile Winchester oval. The win marked his second in 2011 and seventh triumph in the past two seasons at the Greg Gunter-promoted track.

 

Richards' latest success at Winchester came after he doggedly worked the outside groove to his advantage in the feature. He ran third behind leader Jeremy Miller and second-place Austin Hubbard for more than half the distance before breaking out, first driving underneath Hubbard for second and shortly thereafter using the high line to grab the lead from Miller with 10 circuits remaining.

 

"Most of us were on softer tires due to the quicker surface, but you could really carry momentum and I ran up there hoping to clean off the top groove a little bit," Richards told DirtonDirt.com following his victory. "It felt like I was the only one trying to do that. After the first 15 or 20 laps, I was starting to think we didn't have a shot."

 

But Richards got the job done with his Roush-Yates Ford-powered machine, pulling away to defeat Miller by a comfortable margin. It was his third overall win of 2011.

 

Richards doubled his pleasure on Monday night, rolling to another 40-lap triumph in the first-ever Appalachian Mountain Speedweek event at Roaring Knob. He drove the Davis mount forward from the fourth starting spot to grab the lead from Jason Covert on lap 20 and never looked back.

 

The victory at Roaring Knob put Richards into the record book as the first driver to win consecutive features on the three-year-old Appalachian Mountain Speedweek.

 

Richards now shifts his attention for the remainder of the week to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the famed half-mile oval owned by NASCAR star Tony Stewart that will host the Prelude to the Dream event on Wednesday night (June 8) and the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream 100 on June 10-11.

 

The two-time defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion will put on his crew chief's hat for the sixth annual Prelude to the Dream, a charity race for nationally-known motorsports stars. He will turn wrenches for Stewart, who is once again set to enter the special event in a Bass Pro Shops/Office Depot/Mobil 1 Rocket No. 14 prepared by Richards and the Rocket Chassis staff.

 

The 23-year-old from Shinnston, W.Va., will chase his first-ever Dream victory at Eldora in the Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket. Richards has a career-high finish of sixth in last year's event.

 

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

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Positive Vibes: Chub Frank Adds Sponsor & Wins First Feature Of 2011 At Lernerville Speedway

BEAR LAKE, PA – June 7, 2011 – The first weekend of June was good to Chub Frank.

Not only did the 49-year-old veteran from Bear Lake, Pa., snap a run of bridesmaid finishes with his first feature win of 2011 last Friday night (June 3) at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., he reached Victory Lane with a new sponsor logo gracing the flanks of his familiar Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota Rocket Chassis No. 1*.

Frank went to the post in Lernerville’s weekly DIRTcar UMP Late Model show boasting a freshly-minted sponsorship deal with Horton Equipment, a Pennsylvania-based business that backs the dirt Late Model racing efforts of Frank’s cousin Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs. Frank’s agreement with Horton Equipment will run for the remainder of the season, giving his travels on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series a needed boost.

“We’re real happy to have Horton Equipment on board,” said Frank, who ranks sixth in the current WoO LMS points standings. “I’m glad we were able to get a win the first night out.”

Frank controlled the action at the four-tenths-mile Lernerville oval, steering his machine past Corey Conley for the lead on lap five of the 25-lap feature and never looking back. He wasn’t seriously challenged en route to his 13th career win at the track.

The triumph was Frank’s long-awaited first of the season and followed a month-long stretch in which he had finished second in four of his last five starts, including a May 20 event at Lernerville. He drove the same Rocket car that he debuted two weeks earlier at Lernerville with an eye toward the track’s upcoming WoO LMS Firecracker 100 weekend on June 23-25.

“We tried some different stuff on the car than we did the first time we ran it (at Lernerville),” said Frank. “We did more normal stuff this time, and the track was different too. The track was slippery – which was good, because it was more like it’s gonna be for the Firecracker. It was dead-smooth and you could race all over it, from top to bottom. You couldn’t ask for a better racetrack.

“We still need to work on (the car), but it was pretty good. We’ll probably go back (to Lernerville) next Friday (June 17) on the way to Winchester (Speedway in Virginia for a WoO LMS event on June 18) to spend one more night trying some stuff before the Firecracker.”

Frank also entered the Dick Litz Memorial event on Sunday night (June 5) at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa., but he had a short outing. He was involved in a tangle early in the feature and decided to retire from further action, finishing 26th.

‘Chubzilla’ will head to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, this weekend (June 10-11) for the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream event. He has started the 100-lap feature seven times since 2000, with his career-best finish of third coming in 2007.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pole-Sitter Josh Richards Races to Third Place Finish at Chicagoland Speedway with Venturini Motorsports



Joliet, Ill. (June 5, 2011) - Starting from the pole position, Shinnston, W.V. native Josh Richards shined at Chicagoland Speedway with a third place finish in only his seventh start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Fielded by the ARCA Racing Series aces at Venturini Motorsports, Richards' No. 25 Kentucky Fuel/Texas Corral/ Joy Mining Machinery Toyota led 11 laps of the 100 lap Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.

"We had a great car from the start, but I didn't expect anything less from the Venturini guys," said Richards, "Earning my first pole in only my seventh ARCA start was really exciting. We were good right out of the box though, so I knew we had the potential."

Never falling below seventh, two-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion, Richards, tallied his second career top-five finish in the ARCA Racing Series and first Menards pole award. Richards entered Saturday's Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 looking for more pavement experience before his first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on July 7 at Kentucky Speedway with 2010 owners champions Kyle Busch Motorsports.

"Bringing home a third place finish for these guys felt great. Thanks to Venturini Motorsports and my sponsors Joy Mining Machinery, Kentucky Fuel and Texas Corral. I'm really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel with the Venturini team in Michigan in a few weeks," said Richards.

Before his debut in the truck series, Richards will again compete in the ARCA Racing Series with his next event just two weeks away at Michigan International Speedway. Again piloting a Venturini Motorsports entry, Richards will make his eighth career ARCA Racing Series start on Friday, June 17 in the RainEater Wiper Blades 200 in the Irish Hills of Michigan. Tune to SPEED for live coverage of the 200 lap event at 5 p.m. ET.

For more information on Josh Richards, please visit www.joshrichards.com  and follow on Twitter @josh_richards1.

About Joy Mining Machinery:

Joy Mining Machinery has over 90 years of experience as a global leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and service of underground mining machinery for the extraction of coal and other bedded materials. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Joy Mining Machinery employs over 8,000 employees worldwide. For additional information, visit www.joy.com.

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Josh Richards Captures ARCA Racing Series Pole at Chicagoland Speedway


Joliet, Ill. (June 4, 2011) - In only his seventh start in the series, Josh Richards has captured the pole for today's ARCA Racing Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. The 23-year-old driver will make his first pavement start in 2011 this afternoon piloting the No. 25 Kentucky Fuel/Texas Corral/Joy Mining Machinery Toyota fielded by Venturini Motorsports.

"I couldn't be happier with earning the pole award today. The Venturini guys have given me a really good racecar and I think we're going to be really competitive in today's race. I'm excited to get another pavement race under my belt, and really looking forward to getting a good finish today for Venturini Motorsports, Kentucky Fuel, Texas Corral and Joy Mining Machinery," said Richards.

Richards, a two time World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) champion, is making select starts with the Venturini Motorsports organization in the ARCA Racing Series this season, while still running a full season on dirt. Richards recently announced his entry into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with Kyle Busch Motorsports. The young racer will make his first truck series start on July 7 at Kentucky Speedway in a Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra. Richards' current sponsor in the WoO LMS, Kentucky Fuel, is sponsoring his ARCA Racing Series car for today's race along with partner Joy Mining Machinery, who announced just two weeks ago will be on board with Richards and Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NCWTS.

The Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 at Chicagoland Speedway begins at 6 p.m. ET with live timing and scoring available on ARCARacing.com. SPEED will air a same-day tape delayed broadcast at 11 p.m. ET.

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Still Knocking On The Door: Chub Frank Scores Another Runner-Up Finish At New York’s Little Valley Speedway

BEAR LAKE, PA – June 1, 2011 – Chub Frank is getting tired of playing the bridesmaid’s role.

But after finishing second on Sunday night (May 29) in a 30-lap dirt Late Model special at Little Valley (N.Y.) Speedway – his fourth runner-up finish in his last five starts – the 49-year-old veteran from Bear Lake, Pa., knows victory is close at hand.

“All these seconds are frustrating, but at least we’re right there in the mix for wins,” said Frank, whose previous runner-up placings came in World of Outlaws Late Model Series events on May 7 at Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway and May 8 at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga., and a weekly show on May 20 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. “It’s definitely better than running 10th.”

Following a rain-out of his scheduled assault on Lernerville’s weekly action on May 27, Frank made Sunday’s program at Little Valley his lone holiday-weekend appearance. It was his first-ever visit to the half-mile oval just across the Pennsylvania border – and after ‘Chubzilla’ drew the pole position for the feature, it appeared it might be a triumphant one.

Driving his older Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota Rocket No. 1*, Frank grabbed the lead at the start of the headliner. But he was overtaken for the top spot by fellow WoO LMS traveler Ron Davies on lap 11 and was never able to regain command.

Frank settled for second behind Davies, who mastered the track’s thick cushion.

“He was running way up there above the cushion,” Frank said of Davies. “I was too tight to do that. I just about flipped over when I tried running in that cushion.

“We ran the car I haven’t liked lately, so we tried some different stuff to try and get it figured out. It was better, so hopefully we’re on the right track.”

With the WoO LMS remaining idle until June 18 at Winchester (Va.) Speedway, Frank plans to enter his one-race-old Rocket car in this Friday night’s (June 3) competition at Lernerville Speedway. He’ll continue his attempts to refine the machine in advance of the $30,000-to-win WoO LMS Firecracker 100, which will be contested at the track from June 23-25.

Also firm on Frank’s upcoming schedule is the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream on June 10-11 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Check Frank’s website at www.chubfrank.com  to see if he adds any additional competitive dates between Lernerville on June 3 and his trip to Eldora.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.

 

 

 

 

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Austin Hubbard Scores First Win of 2011



Seaford, Delaware (06/01/11) – Austin Hubbard took the #19 Beitler Enterprises/Rocket/Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle in a total of five features over the course of the Memorial Day weekend and came away with five top ten finishes as well as his first win of the 2011 season!

Austin opened the ultra-busy weekend as he made the trek to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) for a $3,000 to win, Three State Flyers event on Friday night as 30 cars entered the event. Heat race action saw Austin start in the sixth position before advancing to a fifth place finish, which locked him into the 14th starting spot for the 35 lap finale. During the course of the event, Hubbard would advance four spots to finish in the 10th position.

Saturday night found the team at Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) as he took part in another $3,000 to win, 35 lap, Three State Flyers event. Thirty-seven cars took part in the race, and after a wild heat race, Austin blasted his way from the fifth starting spot to a second place finish, which resulted in him locking into the dash, where he recorded a third place finish to lock into the third starting spot for the main event. He would run third early in the event before moving past Gary Stuhler for the second spot on lap seventh. Hubbard would chase leader, Jason Covert, for the remainder of the event before registering a second place finish.

On Sunday night Austin ventured to Hesston Speedway (Heston, PA) for a pair of $2,000 to win, UFO Super Late Model Series events. With 45 Super Late Models on hand, Hubbard would charge from the 13th starting spot to a 7th place finish in the first feature, while the second event would see him race his way to a 3rd place finish.

Austin concluded his busy Memorial Day weekend in a big way on Monday night at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pennsylvania) in a $2,000 to win event. After winning his heat race, Hubbard locked into the redraw for the feature, which left him starting ninth. Despite starting deep in the pack he would make his way to the third spot by lap 6. He would work into the second spot by lap 18 before racing into a lead, which he would never relinquish on his way to his first feature win of the year! He was followed across the stripe by Jack Pencil and Rick Eckert.

Full weekend results from all events are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

Austin now turns his attention to the 2011 Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek presented by Century Link, which features seven, $5,000 to win events in seven days. Below is the schedule

2011 Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek presented by Century Link
June 4th - Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, MD): $5,000 to win
June 5th - Winchester Speedway (Winchester, VA): $5,000 to win
June 6th – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, PA): $5,000 to win
June 7th - Williams Grove Speedway (Williams Grove, PA): $5,000 to win
June 8th - Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, PA): $7,000 to win
June 9th - Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA): $5,000 to win
June 10th - Bedford Speedway (Bedford, PA): $5,000 to win

For more information on the series, please visit www.LMSSpeedweek.com .

Austin Hubbard would like to thank all of his sponsors including Beitler Motorsports, Reliable Painting, Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (April 15th-16th), Trinity Transport, Salisbury Door & Hardware, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, Keyser's Port City Racing, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Robby Allen Enterprises, Sunoco Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, PANELfast, Trick Race Parts, Hawk Performance, Dyer's Top Rods, The Joie of Seating, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Disc Brake, Cizmar, TWM Racing Products, Crow Design, TC Race Cars, Integra Shocks & Springs, R2C Competition Filters, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Performance Rod & Custom, CPD Racing Tools, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Peterson Fluid Systems, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Racing, Performance Bodies, Sweet Mfg, MPC Performance, Jones Racing Products, Three Wide Clothing, and MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services.

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Chub Frank Runs To Second-Place Finish At Lernerville With Brand-New Car

BEAR LAKE, PA – May 26, 2011 – Chub Frank certainly wasn’t thrilled about registering a runner-up finish in last Friday night’s 25-lap dirt Late Model feature at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

But the 49-year-old standout from Bear Lake, Pa., was at least satisfied with his performance. It came in his first start behind the wheel of a new Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota Rocket car.

“We took a new car down there to break it in,” Frank said of his appearance at Lernerville on May 20 during an idle weekend from World of Outlaws Late Model Series action. “Everything on it was brand-new, including the motor. It’s the car I’m hoping to run in the (WoO LMS) Firecracker (100 on June 23-25).”

Frank was pretty pleased with the machine. He started sixth in the headliner and quickly moved up to third place, but he wasn’t able to secure second place until just a few laps remained and wasn’t able to challenge winner Dave Hess Jr.

“We just did a bunch of different stuff to the car,” said Frank. “It worked pretty well, but we’ll get a better feel for where we’re at with it when we go back and try some other stuff.”

With his Memorial Day weekend free from WoO LMS competition due to the recent postponement of tour events at West Virginia Motor Speedway and Beckley (W.Va.) Motor Speedway, Frank plans to return to Lernerville to run another regular show this Friday night (May 27). He will “car pool” to the track once again, sharing a trailer with his cousin and shop-mate Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs to cut down on diesel-fuel costs.

Frank, who might add a Sunday event to his schedule this weekend, has finished second in three of his last four starts. He was also the runner-up in WoO LMS events on May 7 at Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway and May 8 at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga., before struggling to a 14th-place finish in Outlaw action on May 12 at Delaware International Speedway.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUD KAEDING SCORES 4TH USAC WC360 FEATURE
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HANFORD, CA – MAY 24, 2011... Last Saturday night, Campbell's Bud Kaeding scored his fourth victory of the year with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series. The 3-Time USAC Silver Crown Champion also claimed the companion Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints vs. ASCS Southern California Sprint Car main event at Hanford's Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway. With the win, Kaeding is now tied for second on the career feature win list with last season's champion Craig Stidham.

With a four pill drawn for the main event inversion, Bud Kaeding shared the front row with Hollister's Ryan Bernal. Starting from the pole position of the twenty-two car feature, Bernal led the first ten circuits before falling to Kaeding. Bernal tried to battle back and threatened on several occasions, but could not retake the lead from the veteran driver. Kaeding took the 30-lap win, followed by Bernal, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., Richard VanderWeerd, and Jonathan Logan.

Piloting the Junior Bowman owned #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Bud Kaeding took command on lap eleven on his way to the Hanford victory. Earlier in the night's action, the third generation driver was third quick in time trials and finished second in his heat race. As this writing goes to press, Bud is fourth in the point standings as the series heads to Santa Maria on June 4th.

Young Ryan Bernal finished second to Kaeding at the checkered flags. Driving Danny Olmstead's #11D S&S Automotive Maxim, the former Wingless Spec Sprint Champion was fourth fast in qualifications and won the night's fourth heat race sponsored by Competition Suspension Inc. and Keizer Wheels. Bernal currently has a thirty-one point advantage over the competition.

Tipton's "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. claimed third at the Hanford clay oval. Piloting Junior Bowman's #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Bullet, Faria earned the Sander Engineering Fast Time Award over the twenty-eight car field. The veteran driver also won the 10-lap Extreme Muffler's Heat Race #1 and is currently seventh in the points.

Richard VanderWeerd of Visalia was fourth in the Hanford 30-lap feature. Driving Ron VanderWeerd's #10 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, the young driver was second fast in time trials and won the Saldana Racing Products / Keizer Wheels Heat Race #2. VanderWeerd is second in the championship points as the series returns to action at Santa Maria.

Hanford's Jonathan Logan raced to a fifth place finish after starting eleventh. Piloting the #32 New Image Designs Inc. / Mike Downing Racing Engines Eagle, the 2006 SCRA 360 Sprint Car Champion was twelfth quick on the night and third in his heat race. As this writing goes to press, the veteran driver is currently tied for twelfth in the point standings with Bakersfield's Rusty Carlile.

"Showtime" Danny Sheridan of Santa Maria won the night's third heat race, sponsored by DJ Safety. Driving the Kittle Motorsports' #18K Pace Lighting / PJ1 Sherman, Sheridan was nineteenth quick in time trials and finished eleventh in the feature. In limited starts, the former Bandit Sprint Car Champion is nineteenth in the points as the series heads to his home track.

Buena Park's Brody Roa won the 12-lap Keizer Wheels Semi-Main Event. Piloting the BR Performance #91R Stinger backed by L.A. Prep and "Biker" Bruce Fischer, the 2010 Wagsdash Champion was fifth fast in qualifications and sixth in his heat race. Roa placed sixth in the 30-lap feature and is currently tied for twenty-fifth in points with Kolby Araki.

In his first start with the USAC West Coast 360s, Tracy's Austin Liggett earned the Keizer Wheels' "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job" honors on the night. Driving Tim Liggett's #83 Excel Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Eagle, the Micro-Sprint graduate scored a fifteenth place finish after starting twenty-second. Earlier in the program, Liggett was twenty-seventh fast in time trials, seventh in his heat race, and finished sixth in the semi-main. Austin is now tied for fortieth in the standings with Bill Jones.

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, Rod End Supply, 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, June 4th, at Chris Kearns' Santa Maria Speedway for the Ron Otto Memorial. Joining the powerful Sprint Cars will be the Toste Construction Mini Stocks, NMRA TQ Midgets, CDCRA Dwarf Cars, and the Raging Inferno Jet Powered Fire Truck. 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.

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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May 21, 2011 - Hanford, California - Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway

SANDER ENGINEERING TIME TRIALS:
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, 4X, Alexander- NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps)
1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Wes Gutierrez, 3. Greg Alexander, 4. Dennis Howell, 5. Marty Hawkins, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Jared Little. 2:54.71.

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps)
1. Richard VanderWeerd, 2. T.J. Smith, 3. Peter Murphy, 4. John Iturriria, 5. Terry Nichols, 6. Cole Peard, 7. Andrew Murray. NT.

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps)
1. Danny Sheridan, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Rusty Carlile, 4. Jace VanderWeerd, 5. Davey Pombo, 6. Matt Day, 7. Austin Liggett. 2:52.78.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 4: (10 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Justyne Hamblin, 3. Jonathan Logan, 4. Chris Ennis, 5. Nico Russo, 6. Ricky Kirkbride. NT.

KEIZER WHEELS SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps)
1. Brody Roa, 2. Davey Pombo, 3. Marty Hawkins, 4. Cole Peard, 5. Terry Nichols, 6. Austin Liggett, 7. Nico Russo, 8. Jared Little, 9. Matt Day. 3:42.10.

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

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

KEIZER WHEELS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Austin Liggett (22nd to 15th)

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS:
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; 11. T.J. Smith 203; 12. Rusty Carlile 185; --. Jonathon Logan 185; 14. Davey Pombo 172; 15. Ricky Kirkbride 158; 16. Marty Hawkins 141; 17. Nico Russo 102; 18. Cole Peard 90; 19. Danny Sheridan 81; 20. Matt Day 76.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE:
June 4 - Santa Maria (CA) Speedway
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Nick Dickson Wins First of 2011 at Bedford Speedway!

 

May 25, 2011 (Lewistown, PA) Nick Dickson of Lewistown, PA and Nick Dickson Racing have had an up and down start to the 2011 season after five straight top 10 finishes in April. The month of May hasn't been as kind to Dickson as he finished outside of the top ten in his first two starts of the month. But this past Friday, May 20 that all changed at Bedford Speedway as Nick held off Five-Time Bedford Speedway track champion Jack Pencil for his first win of 2011 and first at Bedford in three years.

 

Nick started the 25-lap event on the pole, and after handily controlling a majority of the race, fourth starting Jack Pencil started reeling in Dickson. With seven laps to go, the pair caught lapped traffic and Pencil was able to duck underneath Dickson several times until a lap 21 caution bunched the field. Dickson distanced himself from the pack and took the checkered by a healthy margin. Dickson was overwhelmed with joy and emotion in Victory Lane as his Uncle Rick has been very ill recently. Nick dedicated the win to him as well as Tyler Ritchey, who had been seriously injured in an accident. Dickson's sixth career win at the Bedford, PA oval also guarantees him a starting spot in the $5,000 to-win Appalachian Mountain Speedweek event on Friday, June 10.

 

'I had my dad (Ken Dickson) giving me some hand signals telling me to get up on the wheel; I saw his (Pencil) nose a few times and I knew he'd race me clean,' Dickson said in an interview after the race. 'It got a little iffy out there with lapped traffic, two cars racing for position but the caution came out at the right time and our small motor got the job done tonight.' Nick finished out the weekend on Saturday, May 22 at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD with a fifth place finish.

 

Nick and the Dickson Race team will be in action next Friday, May 27 most likely at Bedford Speedway while the Three State Flyers race at Winchester (VA) Speedway is still a possibility. Saturday, May 28 the team will head to Hagerstown Speedway for the $3,000 to-win Richard 'Boney' Bonebrake Tribute sanctioned by the Three State Flyers Series. On Sunday, May 29 Nick is scheduled to compete at Hesston Speedway in Hesston, PA with the Unified Force Race Championship (UFO) tour where two, $2,000 to-win features are on tap.

 

Nick Dickson and the Nick Dickson Race Team would like to thank their 2011 sponsors: Dickson's Alignment, Dickson's Exhaust, Speedwrapz, Hershey Racing Engines, JNJ Motorsports Media, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Jake's Custom Carts, Frankland Racing Supply, Cizmar Racing, Simpson, and GW Performance.

 

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May 25, 2011

BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby Varin Captures First 2011 Glen Ridge Speedway Triumph
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Modified super star Bobby Varin put in two performances over the past weekend and the Sharon Springs, New York driving champion came away with his first win of the 2011 racing season at the Glen Ridge Speedway on Friday evening. Bobby followed up with a great drive from a 24th spot starting position to claim a 9th place run at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening. Bobby's son Danny was also in action at Fonda and claimed a 16th place finish in the main event. Danny followed up with a solid 7th place finish on the following day in CRSA sprint car action at the Five Mile Point Speedway. The unpredictable weather in the Northeast once again curtailed the racing activity at the Utica Rome Speedway, which has yet to open for the new season.

At Glen Ridge on Friday evening, Bobby began with a heat race win that would line him up in eighth starting position for the feature event. Bobby was good from the start with a brand new Bicknell chassis the team purchased during the week and transfered the running gear over too. With just five laps into the books, Bobby had advanced into the top five. Four laps later found Bobby advancing into fourth place and he turned up the wick and collected third place two laps later. Bobby advanced into a battle with the front running Ronca family and after a a bit of give and take, Bobby raced into the lead for good on lap-16. Once in front, Bobby led the remaining pals of the feature run and captured his first win of the 2011 Glen Ridge Speedway racing season. The win for Bobby was his 11th career triumph at the Glen Ridge facility. Jack Brown raced to the runner-up slot with Bobby Vedder in third, Elmo Reckner in fourth and Mike Ronca completing the to five postions. The early season point standings continue to shuffle and show Ken Tremont holding on to the point lead by a slim margin with 346 points. Jack Brown is the runner-up with 340 markers. Craig Hanson is third with 336 points and Bobby Varin is fourth with 330 tallies. Elmo REckner has moved into the top five with 289 points scored. Lance Willix, Don Ronca, Jamike Sowle, Paul Kinney and Mike Ronca complete the top ten at this time.

Bobby Varin missed by one to qualify through his heat event and was forced to qualify through the consolation which he won but would find him starting the feature from the nose bleed section in 24th place. The action was fast and the real estate tough to acquire and by the two-third mark of the feature Bobby had only advanced to the 15th postion. A couple of laps later Bobby found Bobby making some moves to move to eleventh place and picked up a couple of more spots by the end of the event to finish in ninth place. Alton Palmer captured the win with Matt DeLorenzo in the runner-up role and the invading Stewart Friesen in for a podium finish. Tony Pepicelli and Ryan Odasz completed the top five. Elmo Reckner, Ronnie Johnson, Jim Davis, Bobby Varin and Jeff Trombley completed the top ten. Danny Varin finished up the event in 16th place. Even with the ninth place finish Bobby Varin continues to lead in the points chase with 150 points scored thus far into the season. Alton Palmer leaps into the runner-up role with 144 tallies. Jeff Trombley is third with 132 and Ronnie Johnson is fourth with 127. Matt Delorenzo rounds out the top five with 126 markers. Ryan Odasz, Josh Hohenforst, Marc Johnson, Jim Davis and Tony Pepicelli round out the top ten in points.

All of the race cars the Varin Team will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season are ready to go. Bobby is geared and ready to defend the Fonda track title he captured for the sixth time in his illustrious career in 2010. Bobby will be going after his fourth title in a row at Fonda and once again will be steering the famous 00 race cars of legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has two cars readied for Bobby for the 2011 season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Pat Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants supplying the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the victory, a win that remains high on the list of achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 47 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com  or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jake Griffin in victory lane at Scotland County Speedway (Danny Hawk Photo)
 

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May 24th, 2011



Jake Griffin Claims First Career ULMA Late Model Series Win at Scotland County



Quincy, Illinois (05/24/11) – 12 year-old, Jake Griffin overcame another hurdle in his young career by topping his first ever ULMA Late Model Series feature on Saturday night at Scotland County Raceway (Memphis, Missouri).

With three events scheduled in three days the team opened the weekend with a weekly racing series event on Friday night at Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Missouri). Jake would start 16th in the feature and raced his way up to the seventh position by the race's midway point before receiving hard contact from behind, which broke the j-bar. He would battle an obviously ill-handling car from that point forward to score a 10th place finish at the checkered flag. Rain would arrive before the Open Wheel Modified feature, which caused it to be nixed.

Saturday night was a huge night for Jake as he claimed his first career ULMA Late Model Series win at Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri). After starting fourth on the grid for the feature event, Griffin raced his way to the front of the pack early in the event before using the cushion to take the lead from pole sitter, Robby Warner. Once at the front of the pack, Jake never looked back on his way to his first career win in the #08 Bob Pierce Late Model. It was a huge night for the team, and hopefully the first of many wins to come in 2011!

Jake was understandably excited, and commented, "It means a lot to get this first ULMA win, and it really means a lot to see how excited my Dad and the whole team is!"

Jake would also be in action in his UMP Open Wheel Modified at Scotland County Raceway, and each night the team continues to get the car more dialed-in. He would race his way to a tenth place finish in the feature event.

Rain interrupted the team's season again on Sunday night at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) as precipitation set in before hot laps forcing the event to be canceled.

With the Memorial Day weekend rapidly approaching the team will enter a trio of events over the course of three day stretch, May 27th-29th. The busy holiday weekend will get underway with ULMA Late Model and UMP Modified action at Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Missouri) Scotland County Speedway (Memphis Missouri) on Friday and Saturday night respectively. Sunday night will find the team at 24 Raceway (Moberly, Missouri) for a $1,000 to win ULMA Late Model Series event. For more information on the events, please visit www.CallawayRaceways.com, www.ScotlandCountySpeedway.com,  and www.24RacewayinMoberly.com.

Jake Griffin Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Monster Energy Drink, Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce, Triple R Machine Shop, Microtel Inns & Suites, Simmetry Communications, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Kelly’s Restaurant, Powder Coat Plus, Wilco Fast Breaks, Green Smart Builders, and Outdoor Power Inc.

For more information on Jake Griffin Racing, please visit www.JakeGriffin.net .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tim Fuller Launches Brand New Website, Regrouping During WoOLMS Layoff

 

Watertown, NY (May 23, 2011) Watertown, NY's Tim Fuller and his brand new Tim Fuller Racing Inc., team would like to announce the launch of their brand new online home located at www.timfullerracinginc.com. The new website was designed, built, and will be maintained by new Tim Fuller Racing Inc., sponsor JNJ Motorsports Media.

 

'We're extremely excited about the new website,' Fuller said from his shop in northern New York, 'It's something I needed for a long time but never had anyone approach me about doing one. Jason (Shank) called when we found out we were going to continue on the Outlaws tour, a website is something every driver needs, marketing is an important tool for someone like me who is still looking for financial help.' JNJ's Jason Shank said, 'When I read about Tim and BPG Racing coming together, it was mentioned that a handful of businesses were calling looking to help out. I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to help Tim out with a brand new site to keep Tim's fans and sponsors up to date on his whereabouts'.

 

The new online home will feature everything there is to know about the 2007 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year including news, schedule, crew, sponsors, links, and photos from this upcoming season and past racing seasons. A special thanks goes out to Alex and Helen Bruce Racing Photos, World of Outlaws Late Model Series PR Director Kevin Kovac, and Cory Stivason from Stivason Photos for providing photos for the new site.

 

While the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sits idle, Fuller will pilot the Smith Brothers Concrete Foundations sponsored #74 Big Block Modified at Fonda Speedway and Utica-Rome Speedway until Late Model action picks back up. Tim finished An appearance in the BPG Racing, Integra Racing Shocks, JNJ Motorsports Media sponsored Rocket Chassis before the postponed WoOLMS sanctioned 'Gunter's Honey Spring 50' at Winchester (VA) Speedway on June 18th is not planned right now but is certainly not out of the question as Fuller would like to get out and test before the Winchester show.

 

Tim Fuller and Tim Fuller Racing Inc., will be in action this upcoming Saturday, May 28 at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, NY and Sunday, May 29 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY in the #74 Big Block Modified.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.fondaspeedway.net and www.uticaromespeedway.com.

 

For more information on Tim Fuller and Tim Fuller Racing Inc., please visit www.timfullerracinginc.com.

 

Tim Fuller and Tim Fuller Racing Inc., would like to thank their sponsors for the 2011 season: BPG Racing, Rocket Chassis, Integra Racing Shocks, JNJ Motorsports Media, Atomic Sign Works, G and R Auto Parts, ASI Racewear, Bicknell Racing Calipers, VP Racing Fuel, ATL Fuel Cells, Real Racing Wheels, Performance Friction Brakes, Beyea Custom Headers, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, and Trick Race Parts.

 

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May 23rd, 2011



William Thomas Launches New Site; Wins at Penton



Phenix City, Alabama (05/23/11) – William Thomas from Phenix City, Alabama is the latest addition to the MSRMafia.com team and has launched a brand new website at www.WilliamThomas.net.

The 23 year-old Thomas, who will turn 24 years-old this Saturday, May 28th, has been racing for over 11 years and competes in the Dirt Super Late Model and Dirt Crate Late Model divisions. He splits time between his #22 Mastersbilt and #22 GRT and in his Super Late Model he utilizes a Lamar Hunt Racing Hunt. During the course of his young career he has amassed 109 feature wins. He's off to a fast start to the 2011 season with several top ten finishes and already two feature wins. He is also pursuing the 2011 Southern All Stars Super Late Model Series Rookie of the Year title and overall championship.

Last weekend William entered two events and Friday night found him claiming his most recent win as he was in action at Penton Raceway (Penton, Alabama) with the NeSmith Late Model Series. After being the first car to go out for qualifying, Thomas laid down the fastest lap in his group and the second fastest time overall, which earned him the outside front row starting spot for the $2,000 to win, 40 lap feature. He grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and never looked back on his way to the win, which came over Chase Edge and David Earl Gentry. Full results are available at www.NeSmithRacing.com.

On Saturday night, William resumed his pursuit of the Southern All Star Super Late Model championship as he traveled to Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee) for a $5,000 to win event around the 1/3 mile oval. Thirty-five Super Late Models entered the event, and on a rough track, Thomas would struggle in time trials, which left him starting fourth in a b-main, which he won. Via his b-main win, he started 11th in the feature, and early in the feature he quickly raced his way into the fifth position. Over the remainder of the race he would advance two more spots to finish third behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport, and David Payne. With the third place finish, Thomas is now leading the Southern All Star Series overall standings as well as the Rookie of the Year standings with the tour. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

The upcoming weekend will see Thomas making the trek to Mississippi for a pair of Southern All Star Super Late Model events. On Saturday, May 28th he will take part in a $5,000 to win event at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) before moving on to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for another $5,000 to win event on Sunday night, May 29th. For more information on the events, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com www.MagnoliaDirt.com,  and www.SouthernAllStarsRacingSeries.com.

William Thomas Motorsports would like to thank Extreme Power Sports, JW Miller Land & Timber, Gil's Auto Sales, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Shorty’s Motorsports, David Smith Carburetor, Rick Hixson Fabrication, Lamar Hunt Racing Engines, Sunoco Racing Fuel – Bearden Oil, All Star Graphix, PPM Racing Products, Kinser Air Filters, Winters, PST Drive Shafts, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw Disc Brakes, Ultra-Shield, Auto Meter, Cloyes, Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, Holley, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, KRC Steering Pumps, Lunati, PRC, T&D Machine Products, Weld Wheels, Wiseco, Wrisco, Allstar Performance, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on William Thomas, please visit www.WilliamThomas.net .

 

 

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release
May 19,2011
Myerstown, PA

Rick Schaffer Sets Sights on New Egypt

One of the winningest and most popular drivers in the PA Small Block ranks will be taking his driving abilities to New Egypt Speedway for the Big Kahuna Event Series. Woxall,PA driver Rick Schaffer will be strapping into the familiar # 77 to do battle for the top dollars offered by Rich Tobias to the SpeedSTR teams as the inaugural Big Kahuna Series race is slated for May 29th.

Schaffer, a 2010 SpeedSTR winner a Grandview, is planning on being in the mix at a few of the scheduled events for the 265 HP Mopar powered racers and will be looking to put the $2000 top prize into his pocket after the 25 lap main is over.

Tobias is planning on giving the fans a say in who they came to watch as a Fan Ticket Bonus will see the top 3 attractions in each class get a $1.00 for each ticket with their car number or name on it.There will be marked boxes where the fan will write the car number or driver name somewhere on the their ticket stub and deposit it into the respective class box on their way home.

The Winners Challenge is also being set in motion for the Big Kahuna Event Series, which is similar to the Gambler's Bonus except if the winner doesn't accept the challenge the next 3 drivers in the finishing order that accepted the challenge will each get a return for their investment. This will be done for the SpeedSTR's, Sportsman Mods and the Great American Enduro racers.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 18, 2011

R & R MOTORSPORTS RACING NEWS

New Glarus, Wisconsin: Zack Riddle And R&R Motorsports Set For Sunday Opener At MIS
By Steve Pados, R&R Motorsports Racing Media

The newly named R&R Motorsports Racing Team and a continuation of the Urban Force racing program has announced today the first of the appearance of the team in the new make-up will take place this coming weekend when the the Madison International Speedway opens up their season May 21st for weekly racing until the month of September. With the Saturday date set aside for open practice sessions from 12 until 5 PM. it will mark the final test and tune at the speedway in preparation for the season opener at the speedway on Sunday, May 22nd. The R&R Motorsports Team, with slick driving wheel ace "Showtime" Zack Riddle at the controls, is looking forward to the new make-up of the team and the recent pairing saw the team compete at the Rockford Speedway in Illinois on April 17th. Riddle led early in the event as he claimed the first ten laps until an unfortunate incident with another competitor brought out a caution and saw the two combatants restart from the rear of the field. Riddle ended up with a 14th place finish in the final rundown of the initial Big Eight Series opener but the finish didn't give any indication of just how the strong the equipment was working on the racetrack.

Riddle and the rest of R&R Motorsports Team were a bit disappointed with opening results, but the overall presence of the team at the traveling show gave a solid indication the team is clicking on all cylinders and looking for a great season in racing. The pairing of Riddle with Urban Force Racing in 2010 brought great success for everyone in their first season of competing together as a team and the instant chemistry and friendship shared by everyone involved with the team has put the newly developed R&R Motorsports Team front and center with the student manned racing team. The plan at the moment is for the team to go after two titles in 2011 with the Madison International Speedway Late Model Title and the Big 8 Series Title the goals the team will be seeking to claim at the end of the season. The initial season of the successful pairing in 2010 had Riddle finishing third in the final points tally for the season at the Madison International Speedway and just 21 points shy of the title captured by Jeremy Miller, who defeated Bobby Wilberg by a single digit to claim the speedway title. The finish made it two times in succession that Zack wound up third in the final tallies, but his consistent runs in 2010 and gave Zack an outside chance for the title on the final night of competition at the speedway. In limited appearances in Big 8 Series competition, Zack finished a respectable 12th place in the final standings but will be looking to compete in all events in the upcoming 2011 racing season.

In making the announcement of the R&R Motorsports racing schedule, team co-owner Pete Raskovic shared his thoughts with the Media when he stated, "Racing on Sundays takes me back to when I was kid growing up in Pennsylvania. The promoter at the Nazareth Speedway, the legendary Jerry Fried, always scheduled his racing on Sundays so he didn't conflict with other speedways and enjoyed alot of success while doing it. Racing this Sunday at Madison kind of takes me back to that era in my life when as a kid we quickly finished up all of our weekly chores and were able to coax Dad into taking us over to see the races". Raskovic added, "While my main focus will be to provide a great car and program for Zack to be comfortable with, there will be a lingering moment or two in my mind throughout the day that will take me back to a time when life was much easier and Sunday racing was paramount to me. They were part of some great memories in growing up and I treasure those memories yet today".

Zack Riddle has raised the bar in his career each step of the way as he began his racing career in 2000 at the age of ten in the go kart divisions and raced with them successfully until the end of the 2003 racing season. In 2004, Riddle took his first ride in a Late Model type race car and ran an aborted season, competing in just six events at the Madison International Speedway. Riddle began to run the Late Model division as a regular in 2005 and has been a fixture at the speedway ever since, winning his first feature at MIS in 2006. When the Madison track ran Super Late Models in 2008, Riddle was selected as the Rookie of the Year in the now defunct division. Riddle was also named the fan's favorite driver in 2009, a title he also captured in 2006 and adding to his "Showtime" nickname.

While Urban Force Racing now makes the transition to R&R Motorsports Team, the group enjoyed a great history in motorsports since launching the initial program in 2007 and has sought to improve upon their marks each succeeding year in racing. Team Manager Pete Raskovic moves into a new role as co-owner of the race team along with Crew Chief Steve Riddle. Raskovic who with the late ABC Supply owner Ken Hendricks was able to forge ahead with the launching of the initial program, has been the mainstay of the student oriented racing team is quite proud of the success of the many students who have been educated within the Urban Force Racing Team program.

The unique concept of teaching students the inner workings of a race car along with all of the technical background in automotive technology, sets the Urban Force program apart from the typical normal school day. The students are hands on and work with a purpose as the program is the model for similar technical programs across the country. The new student team for the 2011 racing season consists Michael Raskovic, Jesse Tanner and Bryant Williams and the students will be paired with the existing R&R/Urban Force Team members that include Team Manager Pete Raskovic, Crew Chief Steve Riddle, Wes Arndt, Brett Guschinki, County Judge James Beer. Sponsorship for the new R&R Motorsports Team is provided by Diane Hendricks at ABC Supply Co. Additional sponsorship support comes from Homberg Inc., Morgan Shoes, Keystone Farms Natural Cheese, Welders Supply Company, GA Motorsports Media and CARQUEST Gasoline Alley, Vince's Italian Restaurante, Big Radio WEKZ, Monroe WI.

For further updates regarding Urban Force Racing, go to their newly revamped website at: http://www.sdb.k12.wi.us/memorial/urbanforceracing/team/team.htm  For information regarding Zack Riddle, logon to:
http://www.zackriddle.com/4.html 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 18th, 2011



Anthony Burroughs Strikes at Moulton for Second Win of 2011



Rogersville, Alabama (05/18/11) – Despite cold and damp conditions ruining racing through most of the region and the country for that matter, Anthony Burroughs found a race to enter as he took part in an event at Moulton Speedway (Moulton, Alabama), and it would prove to be a good decision as he scored his second win of the season in his #121 PMC Enterprises/Barry Wright Super Late Model.

After seeing most of his other options effected by rain, Anthony decided to enter a Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday night at Moulton Speedway (Moulton, Alabama). Sixteen Super Late Models were on hand, and via time trials Anthony started fourth in the main event. He would slow advance his way to the front during the race's early stages before taking the lead on lap 10, and he went on to claim the win over Brandon King and Chad Winkles. Full results are available at www.MoultonRaceway.com.

Anthony will be back in his familiar stomping grounds this weekend, May 20th-21st, as he enters a pair of $2,000 to win/$200 to start, unsanctioned events in Alabama. On Friday night the action will get underway at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama), which is where Burroughs claimed a $2,000 win a month ago, before shifting to Moulton Speedway (Moulton, Alabama) on Saturday night. For more information on the events, please visit www.NorthAlabamaSpeedway.com  and www.MoultonRaceway.com.

Burroughs Motorsports would like to thank its corporate sponsors including Tucker’s Mobile Home Services, World Venture Travel, PRP Suspension, R2C Competition Series Filters, Stuckey Enterprises, Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment, Braswell Carburetors, Power Mist Fuel Products, Sign Here Graphics, PMC Enterprises, Brown Racing Engines Engines, 5150 Race Trailers, All-Star Performance, MSRMafia.com, Simpson Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval Craft.

For the latest Anthony Burroughs information, please visit www.Burroughs121.com .

 

 

 

 

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May 18th, 2011



Mike Marlar Scores Top Ten in Lucas Action; Batesville Next



Winfield, Tennessee (05/18/11) – Fresh off a top ten finish in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa), Mike Marlar will take his #36 Wells Motorsports/Rocket/Custom Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle this weekend in the 1st Annual Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas).

It was back to business with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Friday night at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) in a $10,000 to win race, which saw 37 entries. Mike would race his way into the main event via heat race action, where he finished fourth to secure the 14th starting spot for the 50 lap main. During the duration of the feature, he would advance five spots to register a 9th place finish at the checkered flag. Full results are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

Saturday night's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) has fallen victim to Mother Nature, and has been rescheduled for September 27th. Mike is currently sixth in the latest tour standings.

This weekend, May 18th-21st, Mike and the crew will roll into Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) for the 1st Annual Bad Boy 98, which looks to be a unique event to say the least. The winner of the LOLMDS-sanctioned event will receive $10,000 cash, which is less than second place's $20,000 prize, but the winner will also receive a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro for his efforts. A lucky fan will also win a 2011 Ford Mustang.. The festivities get underway with an Open Practice Session on Thursday night, while Friday's program will be highlighted by time trials and heat race action. The inaugural event will conclude on Saturday night with b-main action and the 98 lap feature. For more information, please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net  and www.LucasDirt.com .

Mike Marlar would like to thank his sponsors and marketing partners including Wells Motorsports, ASI Racewear, ATL Fuel Cells, Beyea, Carolina Racing Supply, Charlie’s Oil Pans, Convenient Lube, Core-Tenn, Custom Race Engines, CV Products, Dart, DT52 Photos, DWT Racing, Dyer’s Top Rods, Expressions Floral & Gift, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, FSR Radiators, Goddard Industrial, GW Performance, Hawk Performance, Hoosier by Pup, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Outerwears, Outlaw Racing Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, QuickCar Racing Products, Storie Manifolds, Sweet Manufacturing, Twisted! Roofs, Valley View Enterprises, VP Racing Fuels, Warrior Race Cars, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply, R2C Performance Products, Wiles Driveshafts, Willett Powder Coating, Winters Rearends, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Mike Marlar please visit www.MikeMarlar.net .

 

 

 

 

 

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May 17th, 2011



Ronny Lee Hollingsworth to Pilot Warrior House Car in Bad Boy 98



Northport, Alabama (05/17/11) – Ronny Lee Hollingsworth will begin a new era of his career in this weekend's Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) as he pilots the #1 Warrior House Car Super Late Model in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned event.

With Flynn Motorsports currently switching all of their entries to Warrior Chassis the new cars aren't quite ready for action so Ronny Lee will pilot the #1 Goddard Performance/Warrior/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model in this weekend's event.

Hollingsworth commented, "Tony (Flynn) and myself are really excited about making the move to Warrior Race Cars, and we are looking forward to piloting the Warrior House Car at Batesville this weekend."

This weekend's 1st Annual Bad Boy 98 is a unique event to say the least as the winner will get $10,000, which is half of what the second place car will receive ($20,000). However, the winner will also receive a brand new, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, while a lucky fan will receive a 2011 Ford Mustang. The event pays $1,200 just to start and gets underway on Thursday night with an Open Practice Session. Friday night will be headlined by time trials and heat race action, while Saturday's program will include b-mains and the 98 lap finale. For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net .

After a week hiatus, Ronny Lee returned to action last Saturday night, May 14th at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) in a $2,500 to win/50 lap event at the 1/4 mile oval in Henry Cooper's #14 Super Late Model. Twenty-six participants entered the event, and after qualifying second fastest in his group, Hollingsworth locked into the pole-sitter's dash, where he registered a fourth place finish. Via his dash performance, he started fourth in the main event, and looked to have a car that could contend to the win before contact from a lap car near the race's midway point caused him to spin, bringing his night to a disappointing early end. Full results are available at www.StateSeries.com.

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth would like to thank all of his sponsors including Waddle Trucking, Flynn Racing, Kelley Electrical Contractors, Vic Hill Racing Engines, MSRMafia.com, Xtreme Graphics By J-Rod, Stuckey Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, Warrior Race Cars, and O.H. Hendricks.

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth and Hollingsworth Motorsports is currently looking for new sponsors and marketing sponsors. If you or your company is interested on becoming a member of the team, please visit www.HollingsworthMotorsports.com .

For more information on Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, please visit www.HollingsworthMotorsports.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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#29 Bud Kaeding. Photo by Lance Jennings.

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USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series

BUD KAEDING WINS POMBO/SARGENT CLASSIC AT TULARE
By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – MAY 17, 2011... Last Saturday night, Campbell's Bud Kaeding claimed the wingless portion of the Pombo/Sargent Classic at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. It was not an easy win for the veteran driver, as he bested Hollister's Ryan Bernal to earn his third win of the year with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series.

With an eight pill drawn for the inversion, Gardena's Greg Alexander and Wes Gutierrez of San Martin shared the front row of the 30-lap main event. At the drop of starter Willie Williams' green flag, the two young drivers led the field into the first turn. Using the bottom line of the Tulare clay oval, Alexander took command as Gutierrez was shuffled back to sixth. Hanford's Jonathan Logan grabbed second, followed by Dennis Howell of Ranch Palos Verdes, Bakersfield's Ricky Kirkbride, and Richard VanderWeerd of Visalia.

As Alexander looked to distance himself from the field, hard charging Ryan Bernal and Bud Kaeding began to make their way to the front. By the fifth circuit, the sixth starting Bernal began to apply pressure to the leader. Railing around the speedway's extreme outside line and banging his right rear tire off the fence, Ryan gathered extra momentum. This move worked to his advantage and he executed a successful pass for the lead.

With Bernal now out front, Alexander tried to battle back, but the new leader was too strong. Kaeding, now in third, made quick work of Alexander for second and gave chase after the leader. As the laps counted down, a yellow flag halted the action. Now bunched together in single file formation, Kaeding was right on Bernal's rear bumper. As the leaders picked up the throttle, Kaeding set for a turn one "slide job" pass on the slick surface. Riding the high line, Bernal kept his determined drive and fought off the challenge. A couple of laps later, the 3-time USAC Silver Crown Champion tried another turn one pass, only to have Bernal squeak through and maintain the lead.

Still within striking distance, Kaeding kept up the pressure. Another shot for the lead was successful as Bernal banged his car off the cushion. By this time, the lead duo had separated themselves from the field. Third running Richard VanderWeerd began to reel in the leaders, but ran out of time to make a challenge. At the checkered flags, it was Kaeding, Bernal, VanderWeerd, Peter Murphy, and Alexander.

Driving Junior Bowman's #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Bud Kaeding won his third Tulare main event. Earlier in the program, Kaeding set the standard in Sander Engineering Time Trials over the twenty-four car field. The veteran driver scored fourth in his heat race and is now sixth in the point chase as the series heads to Hanford this Saturday.

After leading ten laps of the main event, Ryan Bernal finished second in Danny Olmstead's #11D S&S Automotive Maxim. The former Wingless Spec Sprint Champion was fifth quick on the night and won his first heat race of the year in the Saldana Racing Products / Keizer Wheels sponsored event. Bernal reclaimed the point lead and currently holds a twenty-nine point advantage.

Piloting the family owned #10 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard VanderWeerd claimed third in the Pombo/Sargent Classic. Earlier in the evening, Richard was third fast in qualifications and took fifth in his heat race. Now second in the championship points, the young driver will look to close the gap at Hanford.

Charging from the fifteenth starting spot, Peter Murphy of Clovis took fourth in the main event. Driving the #4 Eberhardt Motorsports' Maxim, backed by Ridgeline Framing and Pro Signs, Murphy was eighteenth fast in time trials and second in his heat race. As this writing goes to press, the veteran driver is ninth in the point standings.

Greg Alexander led the first six laps on the main event before finishing fifth at the checkered flags. Piloting Chuck Tyler's #72 Maxim sponsored by Trench Shoring and Amsoil, Alexander was eleventh quick on the night and scored second in his heat race. Heading into Saturday's action, Greg is currently third in the point chase.

Dennis Howell won the evening's first heat race, backed by Extreme Mufflers. Driving the family owned #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell Meyer Racing Maxim, Howell was seventh fast in time trials and ninth in the main event. The USAC Western Midget Series graduate is currently eighth in championship points.

Santa Rosa's Marty Hawkins won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #3. Piloting the family's #3M Schnee, sponsored by The Toiyabe Group and Blakeley Landscaping, Hawkins was twelfth quick on the night and scored fifteenth in the feature. In limited action, Marty is now sixteenth in the points.

"Showtime" Danny Sheridan earned the night's Keizer Wheels "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job" honors on the night. Starting twenty-fourth in the feature, Danny took the Kittle Motorsports #18 Pace Lighting / PIPE Sherman to seventh at the checkered flags. Sheridan and his crew battled problems all night, but put on a show after borrowing a tail tank from Danny Faria Jr. In just his first start of the year, Danny is twenty-ninth in the 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 on Saturday, May 21st, at Hanford's Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway. Also on the card will be the Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints vs. ASCS Southern California Sprints, and IMCA Modifieds. Located on the Kings County Fairgrounds 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.

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:
May 14, 2011 - Tulare, California - Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway
"Pombo/Sargent Classic"

SANDER ENGINEERING TIME TRIALS:
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.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps)
1. Dennis Howell, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Wes Gutierrez, 4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Davey Pombo, 6. Nic Faas, 7. Matt Day, 8. Adam Frith-Smith. 3:06.33

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Greg Alexander, 3. Jace VanderWeerd, 4. Jonathan Logan, 5. T.J. Smith, 6. Rusty Carlile, 7. Russo, 8. Andrew Murray. 3:05.15.

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps)
1. Marty Hawkins, 2. Peter Murphy, 3. Ricky Kirkbride, 4. Justyne Hamblin, 5. Richard VanderWeerd, 6. Jeff Miller, 7. Kolby Araki, 8. Danny Sheridan. 3:11.90.

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

KEIZER WHEELS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Danny Sheridan (24th to 7th)

NEW 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 13, 2011

BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby Varin Collects Two Top Finishes In Past Weekend Racing Action
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Another two nights of racing action were completed last weekend as Modified super star Bobby Varin was in competition at both Glen Ridge and the Fonda Speedways and the end result saw Bobby collect two finishes on both nights of racing action. Bobby raced hard at the Glen Ridge Speedway on Friday evening to come away with a third place finish in an event that saw new speedway invader Lance Willix capture his ever win at the Glen Ridge facility. The Fonda event on Saturday evening saw Bobby Varin make a valiant charge from the back of the pack to nail down a runner-up to winner Ronnie Johnson. Danny Varin, after discovering a flat tire on his race car before the midpoint of the event, go pitside and change the sneaker and then racing his way back through the field to snare a tenth place finish at the checkered flag.

At Glen Ridge on Friday evening, Bobby began the feature event from ninth starting position. With seven laps into the books, Bobby had advanced into the top five. At the next caution point two laps later found Bobby advancing into the runner-up role behind leader Craig Hanson. Craig Hanson was feeling the pressure from Bobby and two laps later Bobby dove to the bottom of the raceway to try and slip by Hanson. Hanson then dropped to the bottom to block Bobby's momentum and leaving both drivers vulnerable as from the top of the speedway came Lance Willix and the newcomer to the speedway had a full head of steam as he approached the battling duo and was able to exit the turn with the lead. Once in front Willix raced away to capture his first ever Glen Ridge victory. Craig Hanson was the runner-up with Bobby Varin in third, Jack Brown in fourth and Mike Ronca completing the top five. Ken Tremont, Elmo Reckner, Marc Johnson, Jimmy Becker and Don Ronca rounded out the top ten finishers. The early season point standings continue to shuffle and now show Ken Tremont leading with 254 points. Bobby Varin gained ground from the last event and is second with 246 tallies and in a tie with Craig Hanson. Jack Brown is fourth with 228 markers. Rounding out the top five is Lance Willix with 218 points. Paul Kinney, Jamike Sowle, Don Ronca, Richie Price and Elmo Reckner complete the top ten at this time.

Fonda action found Bobby start from way back in 15th position for the feature event. Dustin Delaney set a torrid early pace and was into lapped traffic by lap-8 and coming up quickly to challenge him at that point was Ryan Odasz. Odasz kept relentless pressure on Delaney and secured the lead a couple of laps later. On lap-16, Odasz would feel the pressure from Ronnie Johnson and Johnson would make the pass a couple of laps later for the lead. Bobby Varin was riding in 10th place at the time but had found a seam of the raceway to his liking and was now on the move. Lap-24 found Bobby in sixth position and one lap later moved into the top five. Continuing his assault to the front, Bobby moved into third place by lap-27 and one lap later was able to dispose of invader for the evening Stewart Friesen for second place. By that time Johnson enjoyed a straightaway lead and cruised in for the win, his second of the season at Fonda. Bobby was the runner-up in an outstanding drive and Friesen was third. Jim Davis raced to fourth place and Jeff Trombley completed the top five. Ryan Odasz, Elmo Reckner, Marc Johnson, Darwin Greene and Danny Varin completed the top ten finishers. With the second place finish Bobby continues to lead the point standings with 116 points. Jeff Trombley and Marc Johnson are tied in the runner-up role with 94 tallies each. Alton Palmer follows with 84 markers and Ronnie Johnson completes the top five with 83 points.

All of the race cars the Varin Team will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season are ready to go. Bobby is geared and ready to defend the Fonda track title he captured for the sixth time in his illustrious career in 2010. Bobby will be going after his fourth title in a row at Fonda and once again will be steering the famous 00 race cars of legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has two cars readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Pat Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants supplying the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the victory, a win that remains high on the list of achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 47 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 12th, 2011



Dillan White Claims Pair of Top Three Finishes



Crofton, Kentucky (05/12/11) - Dillan White was able to get his season pointed in the right direction last weekend by piloting his #54 DW Motorsports/Mastersbilt/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model by scoring back-to-back third place finishes against a stout field of competitors.

With over 30 Super Late Models on hand, Dillan entered a Weekly Racing Series Event on Friday night, May 6th at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois). He would start the night by qualifying eighth fastest, and then would go on to win his heat race to start fourth in the main event. During the course of the event, he would battle his way to a third place finish behind race winner, Jason Feger, and Ryan Unzicker.

Dillan traveled to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) on Saturday night, May 7th for the Lee Fleetwood Memorial, which posted a $2,500 to win purse for the event, which drew 33 Super Late Models. After winning his heat race in convincing fashion after starting in the fourth slot, Dillan earned the pole for the main event. White would lead the feature for the first 18 laps before Don O'Neal slipped by in lapped traffic. White would run second from the remainder of the event until the white flag lap when Kent Robinson moved in to challenge him for the position. The pair crossed the finish line side-by-side and scorers gave the position to Robinson, so White was credited with a third place finish. Full results from both events are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

The plans for the team for the upcoming weekend, May 13th-14th, are extremely tentative, but currently include a pair of Weekly Racing Series Events at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) and Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois). For the latest schedule information, point your browsers to www.DillanWhite.com .

The team has a 2011 CJ Rayburn Chassis for sale, which includes shocks, springs, rearend, fuel cell, drive shaft, and more. Call Dillan at 270-881-0217 for more information.

Dillan also just received brand new t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and beanies. The items can be viewed and ordered via his website at www.DillanWhite.com  and can also be purchased at the team's hauler during any upcoming event.

Dillan White and DW Motorsports are currently looking for sponsors for their team, and have packages available for any companies’ advertising budget. For more information, please visit www.DillanWhite.com .

For more information on DW Motorsports, please visit www.DillanWhite.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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Back-To-Back Runner-Up Finishes In Georgia Get Chub Frank Back In The Checkered-Flag Mix

BEAR LAKE, PA – May 11, 2011 – With a very successful weekend of World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition in Georgia, Chub Frank made it clear that he’s ready for a return to Victory Lane on the national tour.

The 49-year-old veteran from Bear Lake, Pa., scored back-to-back runner-up finishes last weekend, taking the bridesmaid cash in Saturday night’s ‘Pine Tree 50’ at Swainsboro Raceway and Sunday evening’s 40-lap A-Main at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park. The outings put ‘Chubzilla’ at the brink of snapping his frustrating 59-race winless streak on the WoO LMS.

“This car’s been good,” Frank said of his team’s older Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota Rocket. “I’m happy with how it’s going. We just need to get us a win now.”

Frank was very impressive in Saturday’s show at Swainsboro, charging forward from the 12th starting spot to chase winner Rick Eckert under the checkered flag. He passed Darrell Lanigan for second on lap 31 and crossed the finish line 2.728 seconds behind Eckert.

“I got pushed up high early in race and I found that my car was free enough to drive up there,” said Frank, who timed 12th-fastest and finished third in a heat race at Swainsboro. “The track kept getting rougher and rougher on the top, though, so you really had to be up on the wheel to hold it there. If they could’ve run it in a little better and smoothed it out, maybe I would’ve had something for (Eckert). It just got so rough up there, I just couldn’t stay up there.”

Frank didn’t have to work as hard to get to the front in Sunday evening’s inaugural WoO LMS event at Needmore. He qualified better – fourth-fastest in time trials and second in a heat – and parlayed that into an outside-pole starting spot in the pre-feature draw for position.

Faced with a sun-baked three-eighths-mile oval that developed a single lane of rubber, Frank fell to third behind polesitter Vic Coffey and third-starter Clint Smith at the initial green flag of the A-Main. But after moving up to second on lap 24 when Coffey relinquished the lead due to a spin caused by a tangle with the slower Jill George, Frank held firm in the runner-up slot behind Smith all the way to the finish.

“Well, I knew starting on the outside (in the A-Main) probably wasn’t gonna be the best situation,” said Frank. “In the heat race I got the jump, but in the feature I didn’t even get to spin the tires and Vic got by. I tried to get down, but Clint was already in the hole.”

Pulling off a pass wasn’t in the cards on the one-groove afternoon track, but Frank was happy with his second-place finish. It pushed his weekend earnings to $10,100 – a much-needed financial shot in the arm for his self-owned team.

Frank hailed Tim Fuller for providing some pre-race assistance at Needmore and gave a thumbs-up to Smith, who broke a 122-race, three-year winless streak on the WoO LMS.

“I just want to thank my buddy Fuller,” said Frank. “He lent me a tire. I didn’t have the right right-front tire, and he was starting so far back we kind of swapped out.”

After a pause, Frank also sent out congratulations to Smith. “He’s a buddy of mine, and I’m glad he got his win. It’s been a long time for him. It’s our turn next, though.”

Frank, who ended the weekend ranked fifth in the WoO LMS points standings through nine events (84 points behind leader Rick Eckert), will chase the tour this week to two tracks where he’s enjoyed success in the past. The WoO LMS visits Delaware International Speedway on Thursday night (May 12) and Winchester (Va.) Speedway on Saturday evening (May 14). Frank won Delaware’s WoO LMS event in 2007 and captured the dirt Late Model portion of the Winchester 200 in 1998.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 11, 2011

NEWS FROM JERRY HIGBIE RACING

GOSHEN, NY-- Jerry Higbie Claims Third Place Finish At Accord Speedway In Great Drive
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Last Friday evening with a quality field of hot rods in the house, Newburgh, New York resident and Modified superstar Jerry Higbie drove his Big Block powered Modified from a fifteenth place start to claim a podium finish when the checkered flag fell on the 30-lap feature at the Accord Speedway. The finish placed "The Statesman" in the top four in points at Accord and he is also in the runner-up slot at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Modified points. Jerry could only muster a fourteeth place finish at OCFS on Saturday evening. Jerry is seeking his third consecutive title at the tough Accord Speedway and with Brett Hearn and Danny Johnson dominating the early season action with two wins each it throws a challenge up to all of the Accord driving roster as to who will be the first driver to knock the superstars of racing off the winning platform.

Dom Roselli took the lead of the Accord main and threatened early on to make a runaway of the event. A few cautions brought the field closer together but Roselli at each green flag was able to get trhe great drives from the top shelf of the raceway to maintain his advantage in the event. A restart on lap-23 for the disabled Mike Storms racer saw the fast closing Brett Hearn now breathing down the "Iceman's" tailpipes. Hearn dove to the bottom of the raceway with Roselli choosing to stay up top and coming out of turn two Hearn executed the slide job that blocked Roselli's momentum and installed Hearn as the new leader in the event. Hearn went to capture his second Accord Speedway win of the new season with Roselli hanging tough for second and Jerry Higbie a close third. Bobby Hentschel and Danny Johnson completed the top five finishers. The updated points at Accord now show Brett Hearn as the point leader with 232. Danny Johnson is in the runner-up role with 200, Danny Creeden is third with 198 markers and Jerry Higbie is fourth with 194 tallies. Mike Ricci completes the top five with 190 points. Danny Tyler, Justin Holland, Richie Eurich, Scott Ferrier and Richard Smith complete the top ten in the current points's picture.

Michael Storms captured the win at the OCFS facility on Saturday evening. He was followed by point leader Tommy Meier, John Lieto, Jesse Kline and Bill Wilson. Jerry Higbie was fourteenth in the event.
The points picture for the updated OCFS driving title now show Tommy Meier out front with 151 tallies. Jerry Higbie is in the runner-up position with 1390 points. Steve Dodd and Danny Creeden are locked in a tie with each scoring 112 points to date. Chris Whitehead completes the top five with 106 points to his credit. Richie Eurich, Craig Mitchell, Jack Brown, Jeremy Markle and Gary Tomkins complete the top ten.

With a whirlwind of activity at the Higbie Race Shops, Jerry continues on with a decisive plan for his approach to the 2011 racing season. As previously noted, Jerry is racing at OCFS in a recently spawned chassis of Higbie design for competition at the hard clay oval. For competition at the Accord Speedway, Jerry will be utilizing a 2009 Bicknell chassis and there will be a third car in the works for competition out at some of the select open shows throughout the Northeast. Power for the race cars will come from the well-noted Precision Engine Shops with big block power for work at both racing facilities.

The Higbie Family owned signature numbered 97 cars have been missing at the speedway for the past couple of seasons but the large and loyal contingent of Higbie racing fans are delighted to see the famous and popular race cars working the racing surface hard in quest of more victories and more championships. Long-time Higbie sponsors Shaver Construction, Beaverkill Trout Hatchery, Mr K's Carpet Service, Hutchings Insurance, Behrent's Speed Center, SKJ Towing, Bada Bing Pizza and GA Motorsports Media will be assisting the Higbie Racing Team efforts.

A new chapter in the history of Higbie Racing will unfold later in the season when Jerry's Son Cody takes the wheel of the Junior Slingshot that was purchased and refurbished for Cody so he can begin his racing career at the Accord Speedway on Wednesday evenings when Midweek Madness commences at the speedway on June 8th. Cody is eight years old and is looking forward to his initial runs with the car that will carry the number 83 when it appears at the speedways.

Higbie's business, Hig-Fab, has been super busy throughout the off-season but is currently making appointments for race cars to be refurbished for the season as the 2011 racing season. With sponsorship dollars dwindling, many of the racers are seeking to stay within the restraints of their tightening racing budgets so many of the racers have opted to retain their current equipment and have the experts with the Hig-Fab Team perform their magic to update the race cars. The Hig-Fab shop is ready, willing and able to serve your racing needs whether it be an entire new body or just new body pieces. The Hig-Fab shop can do frame repairs or front and rear clips and can supply new bumpers for any Chassis car racing on the circuit, including Slingshots and Micro Sprints. Scaling of the race cars and Performance shock work is all done in-house. For more information regarding the services and capabilities of the highly trained Hig-Fab Staff, please contact the shop at: 845 294 0898. Don't wait to have your race car updated or re-skinned for the next racing season, the time to prepare for the new season is now. Hit the tracks running as the experts at Hig-Fab can eliminate your worries for a great looking and great handling race car.

For additional information and updates regarding Jerry Higbie Racing, go to their newly constructed website at: http://www.higbieracing.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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"I feel strongly, without trying to jinxing myself or anything, that I have a shot at winning it," Richard Jarvis Jr. said of today's Fulton Bank 50 World of Outlaws race at Delaware International Speedway.
"I feel strongly, without trying to jinxing myself or anything, that I have a shot at winning it," Richard Jarvis Jr. said of today's Fulton Bank 50 World of Outlaws race at Delaware International Speedway. / AMANDA RIPPEN WHITE PHOTO

May 12, 2011

 

Racing's other Junior

Ocean City's Richard Jarvis Jr., who picked up racing from his father, is to be reckoned with on dirt tracks

 

DELMAR -- In the world of sports, some people are casual participants, like Sunday golfers or pick-up basketball players.

For others, like race car driver Richard Jarvis Jr. of Ocean City, competition is something that's in the blood.

"My father used to race," Jarvis said. "He used to race most of the big block modifiers that race at Delmar. I just started watching him and started in go-carts when I was 11 and just progressed from there."

Jarvis won three national championships as a go-cart diver before graduating to NASCAR races like the Busch North and the Busch Series (now called the Nationwide Series).

These days, Jarvis races super late model cars, the high-performance models used at the highest levels of dirt-track racing.

"Some places you race, there's two classes," he said. "There's a class with a smaller motor. So they call them late models and they call us super late models because we have a bigger engine. I've run at Dover and some other NASCAR tracks, [and] I've won two track championships with the kind of cars we're racing now."

Next up for the driver is today's Fulton Bank 50 World of Outlaws race at Delaware International Speedway.

"It's a fun race track to race on because the Cathell family, which runs and operates the track, they do a really good job preparing the track," Jarvis said. "You can go to some tracks and they don't really do a good job -- don't put a lot of time or effort into it -- it's real dusty and it's real slow because if you don't have a lot of water in the track, and moisture in the clay, it really slows the track down and slows the cars down. But Charlie [Cathell] really puts a lot of time into the track to make it so it's a tacky track. It makes the clay tacky that we race on, which makes it so you can really travel fast."

The World of Outlaws is widely considered the top super late model tour, and competition is notoriously fierce. Jarvis said he expects upwards of 50 cars showing up for the competition, and not everyone will make it to the main event.

"They're the most popular touring series for the super late models," Jarvis said. "Really the cream of the crop when it comes to late model is the guys that travel and race 50-60 races a year. They are the best, and they've had some really good races here.

"The competition, at this level, it's anybody's game because everyone is so close. It's just a matter of everything working out to your advantage. You'll go out and you'll run time trials, and that will pretty much set your night. If I make a good lap, that'll start you up for the heat race, and if you finish the heat race, that'll give you a good spot to go up for the feature. Everything just starts early from the time trials on and, hopefully, have a good starting spot there where you can translate it to the race in the feature."

Jarvis has a new car to deal with, a brand-new Laser Chassis with only three races under its belt. That said, of the three, he's finished first twice and came in second on the third run. His crew of a half-dozen people is also working around the clock to prepare for the big race.

"I'm still working out some bugs on the car," Jarvis said. "We'll be working on it every night this week. All my crew have full-time jobs, but they do a great job helping out and sacrificing so we can get the car ready. There're so many pieces to the car -- to make sure everything's tight and all the settings in the engine are where they're supposed to be -- it's pretty much an every-night thing getting it ready."

The World of Outlaws has been a particularly hairy contest for Jarvis; he finished third last year in the qualifying round before having to bow out of the feature because of an oil pump problem. Still, he feels good about his chances this time out.

"I feel strongly, without trying to jinxing myself or anything, that I have a shot at winning it," he said. "I sat on the pole for the race before [and] I definitely feel pretty good that if the car is there and we have a little luck on our side that we can definitely win it."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bub McCool Resumes Pursuit of Lucas Oil Rookie Title This Weekend



Vicksburg, MS (05/11/11) – Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Quarter Master Rookie of the Year point's leader, Bub McCool, will return to action with the tour this weekend in his #57J McCool Logging/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model with events in Iowa and Illinois.


Bub was last in action last Friday, May 6th as he entered a $3,000 to win, STARS Volunteer Racing Series event at Boyds Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) as 33 cars entered the event. He would fail to lock into the feature via time trials, but would race his way into the main event via b-main action. In the feature, McCool would go on to record an 11th place finish at the checkered flag. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

The team planned to enter a World of Outlaws Super Late Model event on Saturday night at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia), but after discovering mechanical issues after Friday's event, the team opted to return home.

This weekend, McCool Motorsports is making the long tow north for a pair of $10,000 to win, LOLMDS events. On Friday the action will get underway at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) before moving on to LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) on Saturday night. Bub currently leads the rookie standings with the tour and is tied for eighth in the overall standings. For more information on the weekend's events, please visit www.34Raceway.com, www.LaSalleSpeedway.com,  and www.LucasDirt.com.

Bub also has new merchandise, which will be available by next weekend's Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas). Visit the Merchandise page at www.BubMcCool.com  to  view all of the latest items.

The Bub McCool Fan Club has been relaunched. If you have not been receiving fan club updates, please visit www.BubMcCool.com  and sign up for the Bub McCool Fan Club again. It's very important that you make sure you enter your correct e-mail address, so that you can receive updates, giveaways and other news. For more information, please visit www.BubMcCool.com .

Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Southern Belle, McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Henderson Motorsports, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, DixieDirtTV.com, Good Hope Lumber, Boland Performance, New Vision Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rebounding From Rough Night, Richards Ends World of Outlaws Late Model Series Doubleheader in Georgia on Strong Note

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - May 10, 2011 - Josh Richards ended a doubleheader weekend of World of Outlaws Late Model Series action in Georgia on a strong note, finishing third in Sunday night's 40-lap A-Main at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park.

 

The 23-year-old's podium run in the first-ever WoO LMS event at the three-eighths-mile Needmore oval helped him forget a disappointing 19th place finish in Saturday evening's Pine Tree 50 at Swainsboro Raceway. Richards ceded the national tour's points lead after a folded front bumper forced him to the pits for repairs that dropped him nine laps behind.

 

After timing second-fastest and winning a heat race at Needmore, Richards picked the fifth starting spot for the feature. He was able to advance two spots on a hard, sun-baked track surface that left passing at a premium, but he was pleased with his performance nonetheless.

 

"We unloaded with a great car and we were right there in the feature," Richards said of the Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket No. 1. "But the pill draw was huge tonight. Track position was so critical because the track rubbered, and we didn't get the starting spot we needed.

 

"At least we came back with a good run after what happened (at Swainsboro)," he added. "We had a great race car (at Swainsboro) too, but we got our bumper knocked off early and it kind of took us out of contention."

 

Richards, who qualified third-fastest and also won a heat at Swainsboro, started fifth in Saturday's 50-lap A-Main but was forced to the rear of the field on lap three when he pitted to change a left-front flat tire during a caution period. He was making his way back to the front when he bent his car's front bumper on the rough-and-tumble track surface; he pitted during a lap-14 caution and returned nine laps down after making repairs.

 

"Even after we had to pit because of the flat, I still felt I could've gotten back through the field with the car we had," Richards said of Swainsboro's event. "But the track was real rough and we ended up folding the front bumper under (after climbing up to 13th place)."

 

"It was a great run for Clint and his guys," said Richards. "They've done an awesome job the last couple years with their Rocket cars and I'm real glad to see Clint win one again.

 

"And it's great to see Chub get two seconds in a row. He's been real good lately and he's getting close to a win - although I hope we can get one first!"

 

Richards ended the weekend ranked second in the WoO LMS points standings, 20 points behind Rick Eckert, who won Saturday night's A-Main at Swainsboro.

 

Next up on Richards's agenda are WoO LMS events this Thursday night (May 12) at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar and Saturday night (May 14) at Winchester (Va.) Speedway.

 

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

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Josh Richards' No. 1 team carries support from Rocket Chassis, Kentucky Fuel Corporation, Cornett Racing Engines, Seubert Calf Ranches,Ernie D's Enterprises, ACE Metal Works, Petroff Towing, Tony Stewart Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Slavic Custom Decals, Valvoline, AEM, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Bearing Company, Autolite, Banshee Graphics, Barnes Systems, Beyea Performance, Brinn Transmissions, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Braswell Carburetion, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, CV Products, Dohm Cycles, Dyer's Top Rods, Fram Filters, Frankland Rearends, Howe Racing, LSI, MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction Brakes, Performance Rod & Custom, Rand, Ringers Gloves, Scott Performance Wire, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Tel Tech, TWM Racing Products, Trick Carbon Fiber Driveshafts, Jones Racing Products, TurboStart Racing Batteries, Ultra Lite Brakes, US Brake, Weld Racing Wheels, Will Kinzer Foundation, Wehr's Machine, Wilwood and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 


 
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Eric Wells Claims Top Ten at The Gap; Lucas Oil Action This Weekend



Hazard, Kentucky (05/10/11) – Eric Wells powered his #18 Wells Motorsports/Rocket/Custom Racing Engine Super Late Model to a top ten finish on Friday night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) in the $5,000 to win, Border Wars event.

Eric was back behind the wheel of his #18 Wells Motorsports entry on Friday night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) in a $5,000 to win, Border Wars event. Thirty Super Late Models entered the event, and via time trials, Eric locked into the 17th starting spot for the feature on an extremely rough track. Wells would race smart in the feature and was able to conserve his equipment to finish ninth in an event where attrition was high. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

Wells Motorsports will be back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour this weekend, May 13th-14th, with a pair of events in Iowa and Illinois. The weekend's festivities get underway on Friday night at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) with a $10,000 to win event, before traveling east on Saturday night for another $10,000 to win race at LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois). Eric is 14th in the latest tour standings, but with momentum on his side from the past month he will look to make up more ground in this weekend's events. For more information on the events, please visit www.34Raceway.com, www.LaSalleSpeedway.com,  and www.LucasDirt.com.

Eric Wells would like to thank his sponsors and marketing partners including Wells Motorsports, Valley View Enterprises, Convenient Lube, Cox Wrecker Service, ASI Racewear, ATL Fuel Cells, Beyea, Custom Race Engines, CV Products, Dart, Dyer’s Top Rods, Expressions Floral & Gift, FSR Radiators, Skillsaw Designs, Goddard Industrial, GW Performance, Hawk Performance, Keyser Manufacturing, Outlaw Racing Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Twisted! Roofs, VP Racing Fuels, Warrior Race Cars, Wiles Driveshafts, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Eric Wells and Wells Motorsports, please visit www.EricWells18.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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Kyle Beard Launches Redesigned Website; Strong Performances Last Weekend



Trumann, AR (05/10/11) – Kyle Beard continued his momentum and consistency of late as he drove his #86 Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Samuels Performance Racing Engine Super Late Model to a trio of top five finishes in last weekend's COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) triple header.

Kyle was in action on Thursday night, May 5th at the 1/2 mile at Tri State Speedway (Pocola, Oklahoma) with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series as he opened a three race weekend. Thirty-eight Super Late Models entered the event, and after winning the fifth heat race Kyle started outside front row for the main event alongside Kelly Boen. Beard would battle in the top three early in the event before ultimately settling into a fifth place finish behind race winner, Boen, RC Whitwell, Billy Moyer Jr., and Wendell Wallace.

Night #2 of the weekend's triple header was held on Friday night, May 6th at Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma). The $2,000 to win, COMP Cams Super Dirt Series event saw 27 cars sign in for action, and via heat race action Kyle earned the sixth starting spot for the 25 lap feature on the 1/2 mile oval. Kyle would run in the top five for the majority of the event, but would see the running order shuffled with five laps to go when leaders, Kelly Boen and Dane Dacus, made hard contact with five laps to go, which resulted in a red flag. On the restart, Beard lined up behind leader, Bill Frye. As the race went back green Moyer Jr. would pass Beard for second before passing Frye to claim the win. Kyle would finish a strong third at the checkered flag for his fourth top five finish in a row.

The final leg of CCSDS triple header was held on Saturday night, May 7th at Crawford County Speedway (Van Buren, Arkansas) as twenty-eight Super Late Models entered the event. Twenty-eight Super Late Models entered the event, and it was Dane Dacus, who locked into the JFR Graphics Pole Position for the 35 lap feature after earning the most points in heat race action. Kyle Beard flanked him to the outside on the starting grid, and it was Beard, who shot to the lead at the drop of the green flag with Dacus and Moyer Jr. in tow.

Beard would maintain the lead over Moyer Jr. until lap 33, when the leader caught lapped traffic and Moyer Jr. took advantage of the situation to make it three wide with Beard and the lapped car of Keith Lawson at the white flag. The leaders would battle side by side into turns one and two and down the backstretch, and entering turn three Beard would go high to navigate lapped traffic as Moyer Jr. shot to the bottom. Exiting turn four Moyer Jr. would inch ahead by a matter of feet to claim the win in the near photo finish over Beard. Kyle is currently second in the CCSDS standings just four points behind leader, Billy Moyer Jr. Full weekend results are available at www.COMPDirt.com.
 
This weekend, May 13th-14th, Beard Motorsports will hit the road with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series once again for a pair of $2,000 to win events in northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The first race is scheduled for Friday night at USA Speedway (Sterlington, Louisiana) and the second event is slated for Drew County Speedway (Monticello, Arkansas). For more information, please visit www.USASpeedwayLLC.com www.DrewCountySpeedway.us,  and www.COMPDirt.com.
Kyle Beard also has redesigned website that has been launched at www.KyleBeard86.com .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including KB Transport, Gary Beard Trucking, Samuel’s Performance Engines, D&M Power Washing, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, JFR Graphics, Real Racin’ Wheels, Team 5 Enterprise, Stealth Carburetors, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Beard Motorsports is always looking for more sponsors, and anyone, who may be interested, can find more information at www.KyleBeard86.com .

For more information on Kyle and Beard Motorsports, please visit www.KyleBeard86.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 9th, 2011



Klint Byars Rolls to Another 2011 Feature Triumph



Carrollton, Mississippi (05/09/11) –Klint Byars notched win number three for the 2011 season on Saturday night in his #5 Southern Belle/K&K Motorsports/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi).

After a week away from the track to freshen their equipment, K&K Motorsports returned reloaded on Saturday night as they entered a Weekly Racing Series Event at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). With 17 Super Late Models entered into the event, Klint blazed to the fastest time around the 1/3 mile bullring to earn the pole position for the 20 lap feature. He would snag the lead at the drop of the green flag and would never look back as he led the full distance to claim the win, which was his third of the season and came over Chase Washington and Charlie Henderson! Full results are available at www.ColumbusSpeedway.net.

This Saturday, May 14th Byars will take the Mississippi State Champion Challenge Series (MSCCS) point's lead and rookie of the year point's lead into battle at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for round #6 of the 2011 tour's schedule, which will be highlighted by a $2,500 to win/$300 to start event. For more information, please visit www.JacksonMotorSpeedway.net  and www.StateSeries.com .

K&K Motorsports would like to thank its sponsors including Southern Belle, Byars Motorsports, Jay Dickens Suspension, Hoosier Race Tires, K&K Quik Stop, Lovorn & Lovorn Trucking, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Bona-Fide Southern, X-Treme Graphics By J-Rod, & MSRMafia.com .

For the latest Klint Byars and K&K Motorsports information, please visit www.KlintByars.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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May 10th, 2011



Austin Hubbard Set for World of Outlaws Home Coming



Seaford, Delaware (05/10/11) – It's not very often that Austin Hubbard gets to compete in his home state, but this Thursday, May 12th the World of Outlaws Super Late Model tour will bring him to Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Delaware) for the Fulton Bank 50.

Last weekend the 2010 World of Outlaws Super Late Model Rookie of the Year entered a pair of events with the tour in Georgia. It was back to the grind on Saturday night with the World of Outlaws tour at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) in an event that drew a field of thirty-three Super Late Models for the $10,000 to win event. On the heels of a second place finish in his heat race, Austin started 8th in the 50 lap feature. Early in the event he was battling for the fourth position, when he looped his mount and had to go to the tail of the field. Over the remainder of the event he would mount a great charge from the back of the field to a 10th place finish.

Austin made the first trip of his career to Needmore Speedway on Sunday night for another $10,000 to win, WoO Super Late Model event. Twenty-four cars entered the event on a track, where passing would become very difficult. Hubbard would start 18th in the main event, and despite rubbered-up conditions, he would advance to an 11th place finish at the checkered flag. Austin ended the weekend third in the latest WoO standings, just 48 points removed from the lead, and weekend results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

A pair of WoO Late Model events are slated for this coming weekend, and Austin's much anticipated return to Delaware will be held on Thursday, May 12th at Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Delaware) the $10,000 to win, Fulton Bank 50. Early in the afternoon, he will also have a sponsor appreciation appearance at Trinity Transport (Seaford, Delaware) from 11am to 1pm. Austin also has brand new shirts, which he can be viewed on his website and purchased at this weekend's events. For more information, please visit www.DelawareInternationalSpeedway.com.

Friday will be a travel day for the team as they travel to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) for Saturday night's $10,000 to win, Gunter's Honey 50, World of Outlaws-sanctioned event. For more information on the race, please visit www.WinchesterVaSpeedway.com .

Austin Hubbard would like to thank all of his sponsors including Beitler Motorsports, Reliable Painting, Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (April 15th-16th), Trinity Transport, Salisbury Door & Hardware, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, Keyser's Port City Racing, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Robby Allen Enterprises, Sunoco Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, PANELfast, Trick Race Parts, Hawk Performance, Dyer's Top Rods, The Joie of Seating, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Disc Brake, Cizmar, TWM Racing Products, Crow Design, TC Race Cars, Integra Shocks & Springs, R2C Competition Filters, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Performance Rod & Custom, CPD Racing Tools, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Peterson Fluid Systems, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Racing, Performance Bodies, Sweet Mfg, MPC Performance, Jones Racing Products, Three Wide Clothing, and MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services.

For marketing opportunities, please contact Tonya with MPM Marketing at www.marketwithmpm.com

For more information on Austin Hubbard, please visit www.AustinHubbard.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gregg Satterlee Cruises to Win at Lernerville Speedway

 

Rochester Mills, PA (May 9, 2011) Thanks to Mother Nature, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA, has only hit the track four times so far in 2011. But 'The Truth', as dubbed by World of Outlaws Late Model Series announcer Rick Eshelman, has been very successful in those four starts while failing to finish outside of the top-five in any of them.

 

The season got even better this past Friday, May 6 at Lernerville Speedway as Satterlee led all 25 laps to collect the first $1,500 regular show payday from the famed Sarver, PA oval. Gregg pulled away from Jared Miley, Dave Hess Jr., and Dave Murdick for his first win of the young 2011 season.

 

Satterlee's 2011 season kicked off on Saturday, April 9 at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD with a fifth place finish behind race winner Gary Stuhler, Nick Dickson, Roy Deese Jr, and Jim Bernheisel. 'We went down to Hagerstown just to get some track time,' Gregg said. 'With all rain we've been having around home that was the only way we could get out. It was good to go down there and get a top-five against those guys, Hagerstown has some great weekly competition.' On Friday, April 15 Gregg captured a second place finish at Lernerville before rain washed away the weekend on April 22 and 23. The skies cleared long enough on April 29 for the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series show at Lernerville where Satterlee held on for a third place finish behind John Flinner and Tommy Beck.

 

Gregg and his Gregg Satterlee Racing team will head to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA on Friday, May 13 for a regular show before heading south to Winchester Speedway on Saturday, May 14 for the $10,000 to-win 'Gunters Honey Spring 50' sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.bedfordspeedway.com, www.winchestervaspeedway.com, or www.woolms.com.

 

For more information on Gregg Satterlee and Gregg Satterlee Racing please visit www.greggsatterlee.com

 

Gregg Satterlee and Gregg Satterlee Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2011 season: Satterlee Petroleum Distributors, East American Motorsport, JNJ Motorsports Media, Daugherty Motorsports, ZeroWraps.com, Laz-Fab, Lias Tire, American Racer, Joe Gibbs Racing Oil, Port City Racing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Rocket Chassis, VP Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Bell Racing, R2C Filters and Weld Racing.

 

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Jeremy Shaw Sponsors Fundraiser Drive for Alabama Storm Victims



Millport, Alabama (05/05/11) – Just a week after historic storms left devastating damage throughout his home state of Alabama, Jeremy Shaw is taking initiative and is sponsoring a program to raise money for the storm victims.

In an effort to help some of the victim's from last Wednesday's tornadoes in Alabama, Jeremy has had a special decal made to raise money for the storm victims. The decals were designed and produced by X-treme Graphics By J-Rod, which is owned by Jeremy Collins based in Louisiana, and can be seen to the right. The decals are $5 each and all money raised from the sale of these decals will go to the storm victims of the area. To order your decal call Jeremy at 205-712-0459 or e-mail him at jshaw841s@gmail.com .  The decals can be viewed by going to www.JeremyShaw1s.com .

Jeremy will also be racing this Saturday night in a Weekly Racing Series Event at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) and the decals can be purchased at his hauler at any point throughout the evening. For more information on the event, please visit www.ColumbusSpeedway.net .

Jeremy Shaw would like to thank his sponsors including OTC Fabrication, Skinners and Thinners, Summit Resource Development, Peepaw Motorsports, Trak-Star Race Cars, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Shaw Motorsports is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. Please contact the team via the website for more information.

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Rodney Wing Joins MSR Mafia; Launches New Website



Whynot, MS (05/05/11) – Rodney Wing from Whynot, Mississippi, who pilots the #10 GRE Inc/Lawson Construction/Rocket/Kuntz & Co. Super Late Model is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia and has launched a brand new website at www.RodneyWing.com .

Rodney, who is known as the "lugnut", is 31 years old and has been racing for over 15 years. He has over 100 feature wins to his credit during the course of his career including Super Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Crate Late Model, and Street Stock wins. Wing is the only two time champion of the annual Open Wheel Modified Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) as he claimed wins in the event in 2009-2010. He currently pilots the #10 GRE, Inc/Lawson Construction/Rocket/Kuntz & Co. Super Late Model, and already has one Super Late Model, feature win on the 2011 season, which came at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on March 26th in the facilities' season opener.

Wing's racing schedule is limited by his main profession, which is the owner and promoter at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi), which is regarded as one of the top tracks in the nation. Wing bought and reopened the track, which had been defunct for several years, in 2006 and has since turned into a showplace that hosts some of the region's biggest events including October's annual Fall Classic.

Rodney Wing would like to thank his sponsors including GRE Inc., Lawson Construction, Buddy's Home Furnishing, Marble Enterprises, Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines, Bumpers By Goose, X-treme Graphics By J-Rod, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

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Kyle Beard Claims Pair of Top Fives; Triple Header Weekend On Tap



Trumann, AR (05/05/11) – After a rough start to the 2011 season, Kyle Beard and Beard Motorsports finally got things pointed in the right direction last weekend as Kyle piloted the team's #86 Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Samuels Performance Racing Engine Super Late Model to a pair of top five finishes in PRO Dirt Car Series Action.

After seeing last Friday's scheduled, CCSDS event at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) nixed by rain, Beard Motorsports made the decision to head to North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) for a PRO Dirt Car Series, double header. On Friday night the first leg was held, and it was a $2,000 to win event. After setting second quick time in his group, Kyle locked into the fourth starting spot for the main event, and as the feature event went green he would initially race his way up to the third position. Over the next several laps he would battle throughout the top five before ultimately settling into the fourth position, and when the checkered flag dropped, he would cross the finish fourth behind race winner, Anthony Burroughs, Rick Rickman, and Brian Rickman. The finish was his first top five of the 2011 season.

Fresh off his best run of the 2011 season on Friday night, Kyle returned to action with the PRO Dirt Car Series on Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama). After qualifying fourth fastest, he locked into the fourth starting spot for the 40 lap, $2,000 to win feature. However, after third place starter, Brian Rickman, scratched from the event, Kyle moved up to the third starting spot, and at the drop of the green flag in the feature, he would jump to the second spot in pursuit of race leader, Josh Putnam. Kyle would run second for the first eight laps before the caution flag flew, and on the ensuing restart he would Ronny Lee Hollingsworth for second before slipping to third. Over the remainder of the event, Kyle would hold down the third spot, and that's where he would be scored at the checkered flag behind race winner, Josh Putnam, and Ronny Lee Hollingsworth. Full weekend results are available at www.PRODirtCarSeries.com.

This weekend, May 5th-7th, Kyle will return to the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series tour for a trio of $2,000 to win/$400 to start events in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The first race is slated for Thursday night at Tri State Speedway (Pocola, OK) before moving on to Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, OK) on Friday night and Crawford County Speedway (Van Buren, AR) on Saturday night. For more information on the events, please visit www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com www.ThunderbirdSpeedwayMuskogee.com,  and www.CrawfordCountySpeedway.net .

Kyle Beard will have a redesigned website launched with the next week, so stay tuned into www.KyleBeard86.com .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including KB Transport, Gary Beard Trucking, Samuel’s Performance Engines, D&M Power Washing, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, JFR Graphics, Real Racin’ Wheels, Team 5 Enterprise, Stealth Carburetors, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Beard Motorsports is always looking for more sponsors, and anyone, who may be interested, can find more information at www.KyleBeard86.com .

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BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby And Danny Varin Share Victory Lane At Fonda
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

With Friday and Saturday nights seeing clear weather in the forecast, both Glen Ridge and the Fonda Speedway were among the many racetracks in the Northeast that were able to complete their racing shows on target. The Fonda event on Saturday evening saw both Bobby Varin and Danny Varin seizing the moment as both were able to perform flawlessly to gain victories, Bobby in the Modified division and Danny making an excellent drive in the Sprint Cars to each nail down the wins at the Fonda Speedway. Bobby also scored a solid sixth place finish at the Glen Ridge Speedway on Friday night after recovering from a flat tire just before the halfway mark of the event and then rallying back to score a good finish.

At Glen Ridge on Friday, Bobby won his heat event and began the feature event from mid pack in the show bolstered by the addition of Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen who made the tow to Glen Ridge after Brewerton cancelled out. Bobby raced to fifth by lap eight and was moving forward to third place by lap thirteen. On lap fourteen Bobby encountered a flat tire that saw him leave the track quickly in need of a fresh sneaker. Bobby got back out onto the racetrack and rallied back through the remainder of the event to finish in sixth place. Kenny Tremont captured the eventm his first ever win at Glen Ridge with Stewart FRiesen in the runner-up role. Matt Sheppard, Jamike Sowle and Paul Kinney completed the top five. The early season point standings have changed quite a bit with Tremont now leading with 208 points. Bobby Varin moves into second with 194 tallies. Craig Hanson is third with 190 points and Jack Brown is fourth with 178 markers. Rounding out the top five is Paul Kinney with 160 points.

Fonda action saw Bobby start from third place for the feature event. Bobby fell backwards during the early running of the 30 lap encounter but by lap thirteen had moved back into third place and seeking more real estate with lots of racing remaining. A couple of cautions slowed the action and enabled Bobby to begin the restart from the inside pole slot. Bobby dug in deep and secured the lead off of turn two on the restart and although leader Josh Hohenforst tried in vain to slip back underneath him, Bobby was gone and Bobby raced away to his 47th career win at Fonda. Hohenforst did a great job to finish in the runner-up role and Marc Johnson was scored in third position. Alton Palmer with a fourth place run and Matt DeLorenzo in fifth place completed the top five positions. Jeff Trombley, Craig Hanson, Tony Pepicelli, Mark Kislowski and Darwin Green completed the top ten. Danny Varin was scored with a fourteenth place finish.

In the CRSA Sprint Car action, Danny Varin finished fourth in his heat event and the finish would relegate him to an eleventh place start for the main event. At the drop of the green it was Danny finding the available real estate to his liking as he slipped through the field with ease to land in third place by the end of the eighth lap. Danny moved into the runner-up role on lap nine and then began to work on the front running machine of Jeff Van Steenburg. Danny found the needed speed and room on lap eleven and took over the lead that he stretched out for the remaining laps to claim his first ever win in a sprint car. Tyler Rice was in for the runner-up role with Van Steenburg finishing up in third place. Brett Jaycox was fourth and Chad King rounded out the top five positions.

All of the race cars the Varin Team will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season are complete and ready to go. Bobby is geared and ready to defend the Fonda track title he captured for the sixth time in his illustrious career in 2010. Bobby will be going after his fourth title in a row at Fonda and once again will be steering the famous 00 race cars of legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has two cars readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Pat Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants supplying the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 47 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com or http://www.dannyvarin.com 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clate Copeman Wins First of 2011 at Thunder Valley!

 

Greensburg, PA (May 4, 2011) 2010 Dog Hollow Speedway Champion Clate Copeman made a surprise visit to Thunder Valley Raceway on Saturday, April 30 and came home victorious in his first ever super late model start at the picturesque half-mile located in Central City, PA.

 

Copeman opened his season on Saturday, April 9 at Tyler Co. Speedway in Middlebourne, WV with the Unified Force Race Championship (UFO) Series. Clate raced his way to a 13th place finish at Tyler County in the first start in his brand new Mastersbilt GenX by Huey Chassis. 'So far I like the car a lot,' Copeman said about his brand new car. 'It seems to really fit my style and I know a 13th place finish doesn't show how good of a car we had, but it was pretty good at Tyler.'

 

After a couple weekends of rain, Copeman was finally able to get back behind the wheel at Thunder Valley Raceway. Clate had competed at TVR early in his career in a limited late model but never in a super late model. Copeman started the feature event on the outside pole and took the lead from Chuck Clise on the opening lap. Clate checked out on the field until a lap 12 caution slowed the pace and put Clise back on the rear deck-id of Copeman. When racing resumed, Clate pulled away in convincing fashion to lead the rest of the event and capture his first career win at TVR and first win of the young 2011 season.

 

Up next for Copeman will be Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, PA on Friday, May 6 and Marion Center Speedway on Saturday, May 8. The Dog Hollow, Marion Center combo will be where you find Copeman on most weekends with the occasional trip to UFO sanctioned events.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.dog-hollow.net, www.marioncenterspeedway.com, or www.uforacechampionship.com.

 

Clate Copeman would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters: Townsend Gas & Oil, Edge Racing Engines, Mastersbilt GenX Chassis-By Huey, Integra Racing Shocks, Lias Tire Racing Division, and JNJ Motorsports Media.

 

For more information on Clate Copeman please visit www.ClateCopeman.com 

 

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Jake Griffin Scores Pair of Top Five Runs in ULMA Action; Leads Rookie Points



Quincy, Illinois (05/03/11) – Despite being hampered by Mother Nature thus far into the 2011 season Jake Griffin was finally able to get two nights of racing in the books last week and came away with a pair of runner-up finishes in the ULMA division as well as a top ten, UMP Open Wheel Modified finish..

On Friday night at Callaway Raceways (Fulton, Missouri) Jake pulled double duty between the ULMA Late Model division and the Open Wheel Modified division. In the ULMA Late Model class it would be a great night for Jake as he motored his way to a second place finish. The Open Wheel Modified division would not be as kind though as he drew a large number at the pill draw, and as a result he started at the back of a heat race. He advanced to a sixth place finish, which left him starting 12th in a b-main. In the b-main, Griffin advanced to a sixth place finish, but with only the top two cars advancing to the feature his night ended early.

Saturday evening found the team pitted in Memphis, Missouri at Scotland County Raceway for another night of double action. For the second straight night, he would power his ULMA Late Model to a second place finish in the feature event. In the Open Wheel Modified division he would bounce back from Friday night's bad luck to score a 10th place finish.

Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) was rained out for Sunday night.

The ULMA Late Model Series points were released on Tuesday, and Jake is leading the Rookie standings, and is currently fifth in the overall standings. It's worth noting that while Jake has only competed in three events so far that the four drivers in front of him have competed in four events, so he stands to move up as he competes in the upcoming weekend's events.

Jake is also currently third in the latest addition of the UMP Missouri Region Modified standings.

The upcoming weekend, May 6th-8th, will see 12 year-old, Jake set out to enter three events in three nights, and will get underway with ULMA Late Model and UMP Modified action at Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Missouri) Scotland County Speedway (Memphis Missouri) on Friday and Saturday night respectively before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday night with a UMP Modified event at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois). For more information on the events, please visit www.CallawayRaceways.comwww.ScotlandCountySpeedway.com,  and www.QuincyRaceways.com.

Jake Griffin Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Monster Energy Drink, Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce, Triple R Machine Shop, Microtel Inns & Suites, Simmetry Communications, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Kelly’s Restaurant, Powder Coat Plus, Wilco Fast Breaks, Green Smart Builders, and Outdoor Power Inc.

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Pair of Third-Place Finishes in Midwestern Doubleheader Keeps Richards Atop World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings

 

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - May 3, 2011 - Josh Richards is still chasing his first win of the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season after finishing third in both of last weekend's Midwestern doubleheader. The 23-year-old star from Shinnston, W.Va., is still leading the points standings after the solid showings on Friday night (April 29) at Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway and Saturday evening (April 30) at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky. - and he knows that victory isn't far from his grasp.

 

"We're close," said Richards, who is currently tied with Steve Francis atop the WoO LMS win list since 2004, with 28 career wins. "My guys are doing a super job and we're working hard to get a win. We came up a little short (last weekend), but we were right there both nights."

 

In Friday's Cabin Fever 50 at Hartford - the inaugural WoO LMS event at the 9/16-mile oval in western Michigan - Richards started fourth and hustled the No. 1 Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket up to second at the initial green flag. He chased early leader Jason Feger until watching his close friend and rival Darrell Lanigan sail by for second place on lap 15 en route to a convincing triumph.

 

Richards went on to finish third, but not without some hard work. He was sent high and out of the groove through turns one and two on a lap-24 restart, dropping him to fifth place. It took him until the 46th lap to get back to third place.

 

"On the restart Feger came up the track and I was there - I don't think he knew it - and I got shuffled back to fifth," said Richards. "It took the rest of the race just to get back to third.

 

"I feel like we had a real good car, and I think if we would've got to the front first we might've been able to hold on. But Darrell was definitely good. I was working the bottom trying to make time (early in the race) when all of a sudden I saw Darrell on the outside. By that point it was too late and he just went by me."

 

After a six-hour overnight haul to Bluegrass Speedway, Richards timed fifth-fastest, won a heat race and drew the fourth starting spot for the My Old Kentucky Home Shootout. He reached second by lap two and quickly moved in to challenge Lanigan, who started from the pole, for the lead, but he couldn't pull off a pass before the half-mile oval took rubber. Richards ultimately fell to third when he slid high in turn four on lap 37 and was passed by Scott James, who went on to finish second as Lanigan completed a sweep of the weekend's action.

 

"I felt like we were better than Darrell," Richards said of Bluegrass effort. "I got up to him and I got clear up behind his quarter-panel (on lap 37), but I got a little bit of an aero-push so I just kind of tried to carry it to the outside of (turn) four. I thought the track was rubbered wider than it was, but it was really narrow and I didn't realize Scott James was that close when he got by. Then we were all three there in line. You couldn't pass and track position was huge.

 

"We were going for the win. I'm really hungry for a win right now, so I tried to make something happen. It didn't work, but we still ended up third out of it - and knowing we were that close, or even better, than a guy who's been dominating makes me feel a lot better."

 

Richards ended the weekend leading the WoO LMS points standings by 16 points over Rick Eckert through seven events. He will attempt to pad his edge in search of a third straight points crown when the series continues its schedule this weekend with a doubleheader in Georgia on Saturday night (May 7) at Swainsboro Raceway and Sunday night (May 8) at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park. A race scheduled for Friday night at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway, meanwhile, was canceled on Monday by WoO LMS officials.

 

 


 

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

 

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Josh Richards' No. 1 team carries support from Rocket Chassis, Kentucky Fuel Corporation, Cornett Racing Engines, Seubert Calf Ranches,Ernie D's Enterprises, ACE Metal Works, Petroff Towing, Tony Stewart Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Slavic Custom Decals, Valvoline, AEM, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Bearing Company, Autolite, Banshee Graphics, Barnes Systems, Beyea Performance, Brinn Transmissions, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Braswell Carburetion, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, CV Products, Dohm Cycles, Dyer's Top Rods, Fram Filters, Frankland Rearends, Howe Racing, LSI, MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction Brakes, Performance Rod & Custom, Rand, Ringers Gloves, Scott Performance Wire, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Tel Tech, TWM Racing Products, Trick Carbon Fiber Driveshafts, Jones Racing Products, TurboStart Racing Batteries, Ultra Lite Brakes, US Brake, Weld Racing Wheels, Will Kinzer Foundation, Wehr's Machine, Wilwood and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 


 
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May 3rd, 2011



Anthony Burroughs Claims First Win of 2011



Rogersville, Alabama (05/03/11) – After a nightmare start to the season Anthony Burroughs claimed his first win of 2011 on Friday night in his #121 PMC Enterprises/Barry Wright Super Late Model at North Alabama Speedway.

Friday night was a big night for Anthony and the team as they finally overcame more than their fair share of bad luck in 2011 to claim the $2,000 win feature at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) in PRO Dirt Car Series action. After qualifying second fastest in his group, Burroughs started 3rd on the grid for the 40 lap feature, and early in the race he would slip back as far as the fifth position before slowly mounting a charge to the front of the pack. By lap 25 he was up to the second position as he set his sights on the leader, Rick Rickman. As Rickman worked the cushion, Burroughs worked the lowside, and exiting turn four on the 34th circuit Anthony took control of the lead and never looked back on his way to the win, which was his first of the 2011 season! He was followed across the line by Rick Rickman, Brian Rickman, Kyle Beard, and Josh Putnam.

An emotional Burroughs commented in victory lane, "The start to this year has been so tough, and then so many of our friends were impacted by this past week's storms. This win goes out to everybody, who is hurting right now."

Anthony was once again back in action on Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) in a $2,000 to win, PRO Dirt Car Super Late Model Series event. Via time trials, Burroughs earned the fourth starting spot for the 40 lap feature. For much of the event, he would run in the top five, and late in the race he was challenging Kyle Beard for fourth, when he had to spin entering four to keep from getting into Beard. With only five laps remaining, Burroughs would rejoin the pack, but mechanical issues in the closing laps relegated him to a 10th place finish. Full weekend results are available at www.PRODirtCarSeries.com.

The upcoming weekend will find Anthony entering a pair of events in Georgia and Tennessee. On Friday, May 6th a $3,000 to win STARS Volunteer Racing Series event is scheduled at Boyds Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia), while on Saturday, May 7th Anthony will take part in a $1,200 to win event at Duck River Speedway. For more information on the weekend's races please visit www.BoydsSpeedway.com  and www.DuckRiverSpeedway.net .

Burroughs Motorsports would like to thank its corporate sponsors including Tucker’s Mobile Home Services, World Venture Travel, PRP Suspension, R2C Competition Series Filters, Stuckey Enterprises, Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment, Braswell Carburetors, Power Mist Fuel Products, Sign Here Graphics, PMC Enterprises, Brown Racing Engines Engines, 5150 Race Trailers, All-Star Performance, MSRMafia.com, Simpson Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval Craft.

For the latest Anthony Burroughs information, please visit www.Burroughs121.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 29th, 2011



Jay Cardy Concludes 2010-2011 Australian Season



Noranda, Western Australia (04/29/11) – Jay Cardy piloted his #52J Cardy Chassis/Draime Racing Engine Super Late Model for the final time in the 2010-2011 Australian racing season over the course of last weekend at Margaret River Speedway.

The past weekend found Cardy Motorsports entering their final events of the season at Margaret River Speedway (Margaret River, Western Australia), which also marked the final round of the PRO Dirt Late Model Series 2011 tour.

On Friday night, Jay started fourth in the first heat before scoring a third place finish, and in the second heat, Cardy started fifth and finished in fifth after overcoming an early race crash. Via his heat race performances, Cardy started seventh in the night's main event and advanced to a sixth place finish in the final running order.

The team's plans for Saturday night would ultimately be nixed as rain arrived shortly after the completion of Friday night's program and persisted throughout the night forcing the balance of the event to be canceled.

Jay finished 3rd in the final Pro Dirt Late Model Series and 4th in the Motorplex Championship points, which overall was a good result for the whole season. The team will now focus on next season and winning back the Motorplex Championship and winning the Pro Dirt Series Championship.

Jay and the entire team would like to thank everyone for their support during the 2010-2011 season!

Jay Cardy and Lindsley Motorsports would like to thank all of his sponsors including BBT Steel, TL Dozing, MIZCO, Total Sign Company, Northern Suburbs Crane Hire, The Honda Shop, The Paddington Ale House, Cardy Racing Components, Integra Shocks, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, Westbend Engineering, Joe Gibbs Oil, King Springs, Apollo Bearings, Jmac Chemicals, Kennards Hire, Beyea Headers, Supercharge Batteries, and Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage.

Jay and Lindsley Motorsports continue to prepare for their North American invasion in 2012 with a full assault on the World of Outlaw tour. The team is currently seeking title and associate sponsors. More information and the team's marketing plan can be found at www.JayCardy.com .

For more information on Jay Cardy and Lindsley Motorsports, please visit www.JayCardy.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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April 29, 2011

URBAN FORCE RACING NEWS

Beloit, Wisconsin: Zack Riddle Finishes 14th After Leading Early In Initial Big Eight Series Opener
By Steve Pados, Urban Force Racing Media

Urban Force Racing with driver "Showtime" Zack Riddle made the trek to Illinois to the the Rockford Speedway on April 17th to take part in the opening event of the Big Eight Racing Series opening event. Riddle proved to be fast out of the box as Riddle clicked off the 12th fastest time during the time trial runs early in the day. Zach later captured the second of the fast dashes to establish the feature line-up and the team made some last minute adjustments to the race car for the main event. The race got off to a rocky start with a couple of early cautions but when the green stayed out it was Riddle hustling the Urban Force Racing Team mount to the point. As Riddle controlled the event it was Steve Rubeck and Dale Nottestad moving in on Riddle and began applying pressure. With ten laps into the books Nottestad made the clean pass of Riddle and just as quickly Riddle and Rubeck got together with both racers heading to the rear of the field.

The turn of events allowed Dale Nottestad to lead the remainder of the laps to score the opening round win in the Big Eight Series lid-lifter. Steve Rubeck rallied back to finish in the runner-up role and Ryan Carlson finished third in the event. Bobby Wilberg finished fourth in the initial run and Kyle Shear completed the top five finishers in the event. Riddle was credited with a 14th place finish in the final results tally.

While Riddle and the rest of the Urban Force Team were a bit disappointed with opening results, the team was well aware of their presence at the event with the solid run to capture the dash and the early laps the team enjoyed while racing out front. The pairing of Riddle with Urban Force Racing brought some great success for everyone in their first season of competing together as a team and the instant chemistry and friendship shared by everyone involved with the team has put the student manned racing team on the fast-line path to go after two titles in 2011 with the Madison International Speedway Late Model Title and the Big 8 Series Title the goals the team will be seeking to add to their successful racing resume for the team founded in 2007. The initial season of the successful pairing in 2010 had Zack finishing third in the final points tally for the season at the Madison International Speedway and just 21 points shy of the title captured by Jeremy Miller, who defeated Bobby Wilberg by a single digit to claim the title. The finish made it two times in succession that Zack wound up third in the final tallies, but his consistent runs in 2010 and gave Zack an outside chance for the title on the final night of competition at the speedway. In limited appearances in Big 8 Series competition, Zack finished a respectable 12th place in the final standings but will be looking to compete in all events in the upcoming 2011 racing season.

Zack Riddle has raised the bar in his career each step of the way as he began his racing career in 2000 at the age of ten in the go kart divisions and raced with them successfully until the end of the 2003 racing season. In 2004, Riddle took his first ride in a Late Model type race car and ran an aborted season, competing in just six events at the Madison International Speedway. Riddle began to run the Late Model division as a regular in 2005 and has been a fixture at the speedway ever since, winning his first feature at MIS in 2006. When the Madison track ran Super Late Models in 2008, Riddle was selected as the Rookie of the Year in the now defunct division. Riddle was also named the fan's favorite driver in 2009, a title he also captured in 2006 and adding to his "Showtime" nickname.

The Urban Force Racing Team has enjoyed a great history in motorsports since launching the program in 2007 and has sought to improve upon their marks each succeeding year in racing. Team Manager Pete Raskovic, who with the late ABC Supply owner Ken Hendricks was able to forge ahead with the launching of the initial program, has been the mainstay of the student oriented racing team is quite proud of the success of the many students who have been educated within the Urban Force Racing Team program. The schedule for the team in 2011 includes the scheduled hunt for the Big 8 Series Title and then back to Madison International Speedway for a series of practice dates in preparation for the May 22nd opener at the speedway.

An updated Lefthander Chassis is the basis for the race car that is housed at the Hendrick Center For Automotive Technology, the School's Technical program. The unique concept of teaching students the inner workings of a race car along with all of the technical background in automotive technology, sets the Urban Force program apart from the typical normal school day. The students are hands on and work with a purpose as the program is the model for similar technical programs across the country. The new student team for the 2010 racing season consists of Ryan Sarri, Tom Landwehr, Addison Graves, Alan Vargas, Omar Martinez and Michael Raskovic. The students will be paired with the existing Urban Force Team members that include Team Manger Pete Raskovic, Crew Chief Steve Riddle, Steve Bruno, Chad Manor, Doug Boley, Steve Gassman and County Judge James Beer. With a new driver and Crew Chief on board for 2010, Urban ForceTeam Manager and Crew Chief Pete Raskovic is well aware of the benefits and the challenges ahead for the student manned pit crew. As new team members join the fold, it is up to Raskovic to support, teach and mold the team members into a cohesive operating unit. Sponsorship for the Urban Force Racing Team will once again be provided by the ABC Supply Company with additional sponsorship support coming from Fat Wallet.com, Green County Farm Bureau, and Keystone Farms Natural Cheese. Marketing partners include Skills USA, Roltek Racing Transmissions, MEP, Bassett Wheels, Lefthander, Welders Supply Company, Becky Werner Foundation, GA Motorsports Media and CARQUEST Gasoline Alley.

For further updates regarding Urban Force Racing, go to their newly revamped website at: http://www.sdb.k12.wi.us/memorial/urbanforceracing/team/team.htm  For information regarding Zack Riddle, logon to:
http://www.zackriddle.com/4.html 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 28th, 2011



Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Alabama Double Shot This Weekend



Northport, Alabama (04/28/11) – After scoring a third place finish last weekend at Whynot Motorsports Park, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth will return to action this weekend with a double header at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama)

After two weeks of no racing action, Ronny Lee was back in the driver's seat of the #18 Flynn Motorsports entry at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) last Saturday night for a $2,500 to win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) event. A talented field of thirty-six Super Late Models entered the event, and Hollingsworth fell just short of locking into the feature via time trials, and as a result was forced to run a b-main, which he won to lock into the 12th starting spot for the main event. In the feature, he would mount a great charge through the field, and by the time that the checkered flag dropped on 50 lap feature, he was credited with a third place finish behind race winner, Chris Wall, and Bub McCool. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com .

This weekend, April 29th-30th, Ronny Lee will take his #18 Flynn Motorsports/Mastersbilt by Stuckey/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle in a pair of PRO Dirt Car Series Super Late Model events at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama). Each night will be highlighted by a $2,000 to win event. For more information, please visit www.NorthAlabamaSpeedway.com  and www.PRODirtCarSeries.com .

Hollingsworth also currently has a 2009 Victory Circle M1 Chassis for sale. The car is a roller and the team is asking $16,000. For more information contact, Hollingsworth at 205-454-7234.

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth would like to thank all of his sponsors including Waddle Trucking, Flynn Racing, Kelley Electrical Contractors, Vic Hill Racing Engines, MSRMafia.com, Xtreme Graphics By J-Rod, Stuckey Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, Mastersbilt Race Cars, and O.H. Hendricks.

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth and Hollingsworth Motorsports is currently looking for new sponsors and marketing sponsors. If you or your company is interested on becoming a member of the team, please visit www.HollingsworthMotorsports.com .

For more information on Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, please visit www.HollingsworthMotorsports.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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April 28, 2011

NEWS FROM JERRY HIGBIE RACING

GOSHEN, NY-- Jerry Higbie Makes Great Recovery To Claim Top Five Finish At Accord
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Last Friday evening at the Accrod Speedway, Newburgh, New York resident and Modified superstar Jerry Higbie displayed the talent that has placed him among the top driving stars in the Modified division in the Northeast as a car spun out in front of him around before the race hit the midway point and Jerry raced back to claim a solid fifth place finish in the Modified feature event. Jerry is seeking his third consecutive title at the tough Accord Speedway and opened up the defense of his speedway title with a runner-up finish to Brett Hearn on opening night. While the sledding was a bit tougher this past week, it also showcased the great driving ability of "The Statesman" as Jerry recovered from the incident, dug in deep and was still coming forward when the checkered flag fell on the event.

Jerry opened up the evening by claiming a heat win at the speedway, his second heat win in a row. Starting from 15th starting position, Jerry was on the move early on in the event as he duked it out with a stellar field of hot-shot competitors who gathered for the Friday night racing activities. Jeff Heotzler spun on the inside of turn two on lap ten leaving Jerry no place to go but to make contact with the "Jeffer". Restarting the event from the rear of the field, Jerry began to pick off cars with ease as he worked his way through the field and back into contention. Jerry got close to Andy Bachetti on the white flag lap but couldn't make the pass when the checkered flag fell on the event. Danny Johnson captured the win with Brett Hearn in for a close second place finish. Danny Creeden continued his great work early on with another third place finish while it Bachetti scoring a fourth place run and Jerry Higbie closing out the top five finishers.

The points at the Accord Speedway after two weeks of competition show Brett Hearn leading in the points chase with 116 tallies and Jerry Higbie and Danny Creeden tied for runner-up honors as each has scored 104 points to date. Mike Ricci is fourth with 96 markers and Danny Johnson completes the top five with 92 points.

With a whirlwind of activity at the Higbie Race Shops all winter long, Jerry has come up with a decisive plan for his approach to the 2011 racing season. As previously noted, Jerry is racing at OCFS in a recently spawned chassis of Higbie design for competition at the hard clay oval. For competition at the Accord Speedway, Jerry will be utilizing a 2009 Bicknell chassis and there will be a third car in the works for competition out at some of the select open shows throughout the Northeast. Power for the race cars will come from the well-noted Precision Engine Shops with big block power for work at both racing facilities.

The Higbie Family owned signature numbered 97 cars have been missing at the speedway for the past couple of seasons but the large and loyal contingent of Higbie fans will look forward to seeing the famous and popular race cars working the racing surface hard in quest of more victories and more championships. Long-time Higbie sponsors Shaver Construction, Beaverkill Trout Hatchery, Mr K's Carpet Service, Hutchings Insurance, Behrent's Speed Center, SKJ Towing, Bada Bing Pizza and GA Motorsports Media will be assisting the Higbie Racing Team efforts.

A new chapter in the history of Higbie Racing will unfold later in the season when Jerry's Son Cody takes the wheel of the Junior Slingshot that was purchased and refurbished for Cody so he can begin his racing career at the Accord Speedway on Wednesday evenings when Midweek Madness commences at the speedway on June 8th. Cody is eight years old and is looking forward to his initial runs with the car that will carry the number 83 when it appears at the speedways.

Higbie's business, Hig-Fab, has been super busy throughout the off-season but is currently making appointments for race cars to be refurbished for the season as the 2011 racing season. With sponsorship dollars dwindling, many of the racers are seeking to stay within the restraints of their tightening racing budgets so many of the racers have opted to retain their current equipment and have the experts with the Hig-Fab Team perform their magic to update the race cars. The Hig-Fab shop is ready, willing and able to serve your racing needs whether it be an entire new body or just new body pieces. The Hig-Fab shop can do frame repairs or front and rear clips and can supply new bumpers for any Chassis car racing on the circuit, including Slingshots and Micro Sprints. Scaling of the race cars and Performance shock work is all done in-house. For more information regarding the services and capabilities of the highly trained Hig-Fab Staff, please contact the shop at: 845 294 0898. Don't wait to have your race car updated or re-skinned for the next racing season, the time to prepare for the new season is now. Hit the tracks running as the experts at Hig-Fab can eliminate your worries for a great looking and great handling race car.

For additional information and updates regarding Jerry Higbie Racing, go to their newly constructed website at: http://www.higbieracing.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 28, 2011

BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Fast Closing Bobby Varin Nails Runner-up Finish At Glen Ridge
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The unpredictable weather pattern that has hung over the Northeast for much of the month of April again played a role in last week's racing activities as Glen Ridge Speedway was able to get to their full program in on Friday evening but Fonda was again washed out for the Saturday night racing action. Sharon Springs, New York super star talent Bobby Varin was back in championship form at Glen Ridge on Friday evening as he finished in the runner-up slot with a late rally past the always tough Kenny Tremont. With Tremont, Lance Willix and now Billy Dunn making Glen Ridge their regular Friday night stops, the action at the speedway will be more exciting than ever and to land in victory lane each driver will have to be on his A-Game with each passing lap.

With the weather map finally clearing itself for the weekend, the upcoming week will be the first weekend the drivers will have a three night weekend to test and race their new chariots at the speedways of their choice. The schedule Bobby will follow will be Glen Ridge on Friday, Fonda on Saturday and the Utica Rome Speedway opens for it's gates on Sunday, May 1st for the 50th Anniversary of the track's long history in racing. Bobby made the most of his racing with a stellar performance at the Glen Ridge Speedway last Friday evening as he drove the Romano/Pedrick machine to a great runner-up finish. After finishing second in his heat race, Bobby lined up for the thirty lap feature main run from ninth starting place. Some early cautions slowed down the action but Bobby had already advanced to third place by lap six. On the restart Bobby used a great move to slip into the runner-up spot but a solid move by Tremont one lap later but Bobby back a notch as the race progressed. With a trouble-free event taking place on the racetrack, the lapped traffic quickly came into play and leader Paul Kinney, Kenny Tremont and Bobby Varin were all seeking the proper real estate to travel to and keep their momentum up and their positions intact. With three laps remaining, Bobby found some room up top to slip by Tremont and advance into second place. Bobby closed in in Kinney but ran out of laps as Paul Kinney collected the win with Bobby Varin in second and Kenny Tremont in third. Newcomer Billy Dunn was fourth and defending track champion Jamike Sowle rounded out the top five.

The early season point standings have Craig Hanson at the top of the top of the heap with Bobby Varin and Kenny Tremont tied with 148 points a piece. Jackie Brown is a tick behind with 146 points and Lance Willix completes the top five with 136 markers.

All of the race cars the Varin Team will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season are complete and ready to go. Bobby is geared and ready to defend the Fonda track title he captured for the sixth time in his illustrious career in 2010. Bobby will be going after his fourth title in a row at Fonda and once again will be steering the famous 00 race cars of legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has been in the racing game for many seasons and indicated he would like to slow down a bit this season so it will be just Bobby racing with the Dover Brake banner. Two cars will be readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Pat Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants supplying the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his limited time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 46 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com  or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 28th, 2011



Eric Wells Launches New Website; Pennsylvania Lucas Oil This Weekend



Hazard, Kentucky (04/28/11) – Eric Wells is the latest addition to the MSRMafia.com Team and has launched a brand new website at www.EricWells18.com .

Eric is 22 years old and drives the #18 Wells Motorsports/Warrior/Custom Racing Engine Super Late Model on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour. The 2011 season marks his second year on the tour as he finished second in the 2010 Quarter Master Rookie of the Year competition with the series. After more than his fair share of bad luck to start the season, Wells currently resides 19th in the tour standings, but will be looking to make up ground in a pair of events this weekend as the series travels to Pennyslvania.

This weekend, April 29th-30th, Eric and Wells Motorsports will head to the keystone state for two events with the LOLMDS. The weekend gets underway on Friday, April 29th at the 1/2 mile, Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pennsylvania) before traveling to the 3/8 mile, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, Pennsylvania) on Saturday, April 30th. For more information on the weekend's events, please visit www.BedfordSpeedway.com www.RoaringKnob.com,  and www.LucasDirt.com .

Eric took advantage of an off-weekend from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to enter a $10,000 to win event last Saturday, April 23rd with the Ultimate Late Model Series event at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee). With 31 Super Late Models entered, Eric blazed to the third fastest laps in time trials to earn the pole starting position for his heat race alongside Scott Bloomquist. Wells would finish second in the heat race, which locked him into the sixth starting spot for the main event. In the feature, he would advance two spots to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, and Chris Ferguson. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

Eric Wells would like to thank his sponsors and marketing partners including Wells Motorsports, Valley View Enterprises, Convenient Lube, Cox Wrecker Service, ASI Racewear, ATL Fuel Cells, Beyea, Custom Race Engines, CV Products, Dart, Dyer’s Top Rods, Expressions Floral & Gift, FSR Radiators, Skillsaw Designs, Goddard Industrial, GW Performance, Hawk Performance, Keyser Manufacturing, Outlaw Racing Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Twisted! Roofs, VP Racing Fuels, Warrior Race Cars, Wiles Driveshafts, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

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Richards Rolls to Commanding Three State Flyers Tour Victory at Hagerstown Speedway

 

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - April 25, 2011 - Josh Richards enjoyed another weekend visit to familiar turf, rolling to a commanding victory in Saturday night's 35-lap Three State Flyers Series season opener at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway.

 

The 23-year-old, two-time defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion from Shinnston, W.Va., dominated the event, leading from flag-to-flag after starting from the pole position to pocket the top prize. It was his second consecutive victory aboard the Ernie Davis-owned Ernie D's Enterprises Rocket No. 25, following his initial triumph of 2011 on April 9 at Winchester (Va.) Speedway.

 

"The (Roush-Yates Ford-powered) car was just phenomenal," said Richards, who erased the sting of a last-lap loss at Hagerstown on April 2. "Everything just went perfect all night - we started third in our heat and won it, won the dash to get the pole for the feature, and led the whole way in the feature. It's just awesome when everything comes together and you have a night like that.

 

"Really, I think it might have been the best I've ever felt at Hagerstown. I've won some big races there (including WoO LMS events) and I've had a lot of good runs, but I don't think I've ever had such a good car. The track was perfect - pretty much just like it was when we finished second there a few weeks ago - and we just tightened the car up a little more this time."

 

Adding a little flavor to Richards' visit to Hagerstown, he had a very familiar face join him as a teammate in the Davis colors. Davis entered a second car that was driven by Bart Hartman of Zanesville, Ohio, who was Richards's teammate on the Rocket Chassis house car team when Richards made his debut as a 16-year-old in 2004.

 

"It was cool having Hartman as a teammate again," Richards said of the 'Bart Man,' who finished 11th in the feature. "He struggled a little bit because everything with the car was pretty much new to him, and he likes a different feel (to a car) than I do. We changed some things for him during the night and he started to get settled in."

 

Hartman is scheduled to run Davis' car again this season in the $100,000 Dream and World 100 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - races that Richards will enter in his blue Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket No. 1.

 

Richards will return this weekend to the WoO LMS in a doubleheader, traveling to Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway on Friday night (April 29) and Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky., on Saturday evening (April 30). Both events feature 50-lap A-Mains paying $10,000 to win.

 

Richards, who leads the WoO LMS points standings through five events, has never competed at Hartford, but Bluegrass has a special place in his career. He made his first-ever competitive start at the track as a 15-year-old, running the Future Dirt Track World Championship event reserved for up-and-coming teenage drivers.

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

 

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Joe Martin, All 'Business' at Sharon Speedway

 

Ringgold, PA (April 25, 2011) JM2 Motorsports and third year driver Joe Martin of Ringgold, PA captured his second win of the season in his second start of the season at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH this past Saturday, April 23.  Martin has now become the all-time winner in the Fastrak Late Model division at the speedway with three wins.   

 

Joe, or 'Business' as the JM2 Motorsports team likes to call him, shot out of his sixth place starting position to fourth on the initial start of the race and methodically maneuvered his way to the lead after a restart on lap two and never looked back as he took the checkers over Max Blair by .737 seconds for his second win of the season.  In Victory Lane Martin mentioned that the weather almost kept him home, 'Actually, we weren't going to come tonight but with all of the rain we've had already this year, if Sharon was going to do everything they could to get it in, we were going to support them.'  Joe continued, 'As we were loading up I couldn't find my driving equipment, my helmet, suit, gloves; everything was missing.  I ended up scrambling around in the pits trying to find stuff to wear.  I had Max's helmet on, Russ King's driving suit and had to buy a new Raceceiver.  It was a strange way to get things started but it all worked out pretty good.  I need to thank those guys a ton for letting me use their stuff, I wouldn't have been able to race without it and it was much appreciated.'

 

Martin went outside of his comfort zone to make his way to the front but his Faster Chassis likes the outside, 'I'm not 100% comfortable on the outside like that but the car sure likes it,' joked Joe.  'You really have to be up on the wheel when racing out there, have to make sure you hit your marks, if you don't, you could be in for a wild ride.  I'm just thankful for everyone's help and all of my great sponsors, STS Rental, Juart Brothers, Martin Farms, Neese Trucking, Allegheny Crane Rental, Zero Wraps, JNJ Motorsports Media, LazFab, Ingram Racing Engines, Mike Blose Racing, Faster Chassis, Jeff Martin Lumber, Brocious Lumber, Ringgold Tire, AM/PM Personal Care Home, Cornerstone Chiropractic and B+C Meter.  They all make it possible for us and I can't thank them enough.'

 

Up next for Joe and the JM2 Motorsports team is either a visit to Lernerville Speedway for a UMP Pro Dirt Car event with the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series or Dog Hollow Speedway's Opening Night on Friday, April 29.  Then the team will head to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA for a $1,200 to-win Fastrak Northeast sanctioned event to be run with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.fastraknortheast.com, www.lernerville.com, www.dog-hollow.net, and www.roaringknob.com.

 

JM2 Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters: Specialty Rental Tools & Supply, Martin Farms, Juart Exploration Inc., Allegheny Crane Rental, Juart Bros. Excavating, Neese Trucking, JNJ Motorsports Media, Primitive Peddler, Ringgold Tire, S&S Communications, Zero Wraps, Cornerstone Chiropractic Center, B&C Meter Inc., Freedline Auto Repair, LazFab, Ingram Racing Engines, Faster Chassis, Jeff Martin Lumber, Brocious Lumber, AM/PM Personal Care Home, and Mike Blose Racing.

 

For more information on Joe Martin and the JM2 Motorsports team please visit www.joemartin55.com.   

 

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BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby Varin Ready For Good Weekend
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

With weather being a factor early on in the 2011 racing season, Sharon Springs, New York super star talent Bobby Varin will be looking to get in two full days of racing this coming weekend and then will go back to his customary three nights of racing action when the Utica Rome Speedway opens for it's gates on Sunday, May 1st for the 50th Anniversary of the track's long history in racing. With Fonda receiving a rain out last Saturday evening, Bobby's only racing action came at the Glen Ridge Speedway last Friday evening as he steered the Romano/Pedrick machine to a seventh place finish there. Jackie Brown was the winner of the event with a wire to wire run with Lance Willix in the runner-up role. Craig Hanson, Dave Constantino and Don Ronca completed the top five. Kenny Tremont, Bobby Varin, Mike Ronca, Elmo Reckner and Richie Price completed the top ten finishing order. Even though it is early in the season the points after the first two events show Jackie Brown and Craig Hanson tied for the point lead with 104 points each. Kenny Tremont is third with 96 points. Lance Willix is fourth with 96 tallies and Bobby Varin is fifth with 92 points scored thus far.

Bobby scored an opening eleventh place finish at the Fonda Fairgrounds as Bobby opened up the defense of the track champoinship he secured in 2010, his sixth at the famous speedway. Bobby didn't make the transfer in his heat and was forced to run the consolation event and captured the win to begin the feature run from 21st position. Bobby's Son Danny fared better in his heat event as he captured the ten lap preliminary. With the field set for the feature, the march to the front would prove to be a difficult task on this evening. Lap eleven found Bobby in 16th position and Danny calling it a night in the Monger owned number 93. By the halfway point, Bobby was in 14th place and managed to ease his way past a couple of cars to finish the main event in 11th position. Bobby won the Ice Jam event one year ago. Ronnie Johnson was the winner of the event with Matt Sheppard in the runner-up role. Stew Friesen, Alton Palmer and Pat Ward completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Danny Johnson, Brett Hearn, Larry Wight and Billy Decker.

Opening night at Glen Ridge found Bobby finishing the main event in fifth place. Matt Sheppard captured the win over Stew Friesen with Craig Hanson, Kenny Tremont and Bobby Varin claiming the top five spots.

The final touches have been put on the race cars the Varin Team will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season ahead. Bobby is geared and ready to defend the Fonda track title he captured for the sixth time in his illustrious career in 2010. Bobby will be going after his fourth title in a row at Fonda and once again will be steering the famous 00 race cars of legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has been in the racing game for many seasons and indicated he would like to slow down a bit this season so it will be just Bobby racing with the Dover Brake banner. Two cars will be readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Pat Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants supplying the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his limited time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 46 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 21st, 2011



Dillan White Heads South to Mississippi for Double Header



Crofton, Kentucky (04/21/11) – After growing weary of watching events in the Midwest fall victim to rain, Dillan White is taking his #54 DW Motorsports/Mastersbilt/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle this weekend in a pair of events in Mississippi.

With wet weather reigning supreme across the Midwest for the second straight week, Dillan has grown tired of sitting around the house, and is making the long tow to Mississippi this weekend, April 22nd-23rd, for a pair of Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) events. On Friday night there will be a pair of firsts as Dillan enters his first event with the MSCCS as well as his first ever event at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) as a $2,000 to win purse will be on the line. The next night the team will make the trek to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) as White enters his second career event at the track, which will be highlighted by a $2,500 to win/$300 to start, 50 lap feature. For more information on this weekend's events, please visit www.HattiesburgMotorsportsPark.com , www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com,  and www.StateSeries.com .

White Motorsports was last in action two weeks ago as they were in action at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 14th Annual Indiana Ice Breaker, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). In heat race action, Dillan finished in the seventh position, and with only the top four finishers transferring to the feature, he was relegated to a b-main, where mechanical woes forced him pitside early in the event. Despite not qualifying for the main event via heat race or b-main action, he was awarded the 27th starting spot on the grid for the main event via being the track's 2010 Super Late Model Track Champion. After starting 27th on the grid he would advance through the pick to record a 20th place finish.

The team has a 2011 CJ Rayburn Chassis for sale, which includes shocks, springs, rearend, fuel cell, drive shaft, and more. Call Dillan at 270-881-0217 for more information.

Dillan also just received brand new t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and beanies. The items can be viewed and ordered via his website at www.DillanWhite.com  and can also be purchased at the team's hauler during any upcoming event.

Dillan White and DW Motorsports are currently looking for sponsors for their team, and have packages available for any companies’ advertising budget. For more information, please visit www.DillanWhite.com .

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April 21, 2011

NEWS FROM JERRY HIGBIE RACING

GOSHEN, NY-- Accord And OCFS Modified Champion Jerry Higbie Sets Defense Of Titles With Solid Start
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The beginning of the 2011 racing season, even though in the infancy stages, has gone well thus far for Newburgh, New York resident and Modified superstar Jerry Higbie as each of the two speedways where he has reigned supreme for the past two seasons has each hosted one event to kick-off the 2011 racing season at each facility. Jerry opened up the defense of his speedway title at the Orange County Fair Speedway on April 9th and even though is seeking a three-peat on the track title at the speedway is also fielding his own racing equipment this season and goes one step further at OCFS as Jerry is racing a car of his own design at the facility this season. Jerry opened up the season with a fourth place finish on opening night and was very pleased with the performance of the new design he is working with and is hoping the advanced R&D he is doing with the chassis will open the door for additional chassis to be built in the future. Danny Creeden captured the opening event with Tommy Meier finishing in the runner-up role. Outside invader Jimmy Phelps was third in a rare OCFS start and Jerry Higbie finished fourth with Chris Shultz completing the top five. Donnie Elliott, Mike Kolka, Jesse Kline, Gary Tompkins and Craig Mitchell completed the top ten of the 26-car starting field.

Jerry opened up the defense of his Accord Speedway title with a great runner-up finish to outside invader and winner Brett Hearn on opening night April 15th at the speedway. Jerry captured the fourth heat to relegate him to fourth starting position in the 22-car Modified field. Hearn began the event from the pole and pretty much had the field covered although Jerry did find the opportunity to get close to Hearn in lapped traffic just before a caution waved on the event. Brett Hearn was the winner with Jerry Higbie in the runner-up role. Danny Creeden was third with Mike Ricci in fourth and Justin Holland completing the top five. Sixth through tenth positions included Danny Tyler, Robbie Green, Mike Storms, Scott Ferrier and Richard Smith. The finish was a good one for Jerry and starts the defense of the Accord Speedway title he hopes to three-peat in 2011.
With a whirlwind of activity at the Higbie Race Shops all winter long, Jerry has come up with a decisive plan for his approach to the 2011 racing season. As previously noted, Jerry is racing at OCFS in a recently spawned chassis of Higbie design for competition at the hard clay oval. For competition at the Accord Speedway, Jerry will be utilizing a 2009 Bicknell chassis and there will be a third car in the works for competition out at some of the select open shows throughout the Northeast. Power for the race cars will come from the well-noted Precision Engine Shops with small block power for work at Accord and a big block powerplant for action on the OCFS oval.

The Higbie Family owned signature numbered 97 cars have been missing at the speedway for the past couple of seasons but the large and loyal contingent of Higbie fans will look forward to seeing the famous and popular race cars working the racing surface hard in quest of more victories and more championships. Long-time Higbie sponsors Shaver Construction, Beaverkill Trout Hatchery, Mr K's Carpet Service, Hutchings Insurance, Behrent's Speed Center, SKJ Towing, Bada Bing Pizza and GA Motorsports Media will be assisting the Higbie Racing Team efforts.

A new chapter in the history of Higbie Racing will unfold later in the season when Jerry's Son Cody takes the wheel of the Junior Slingshot that was purchased and refurbished for Cody so he can begin his racing career at the Accord Speedway on Wednesday evenings when Midweek Madness commences at the speedway on June 8th. Cody is eight years old and is looking forward to his initial runs with the car that will carry the number 83 when it appears at the speedways.

Higbie's business, Hig-Fab, has been super busy throughout the off-season but is currently making appointments for race cars to be refurbished for the season as the 2011 racing season. With sponsorship dollars dwindling, many of the racers are seeking to stay within the restraints of their tightening racing budgets so many of the racers have opted to retain their current equipment and have the experts with the Hig-Fab Team perform their magic to update the race cars. The Hig-Fab shop is ready, willing and able to serve your racing needs whether it be an entire new body or just new body pieces. The Hig-Fab shop can do frame repairs or front and rear clips and can supply new bumpers for any Chassis car racing on the circuit, including Slingshots and Micro Sprints. Scaling of the race cars and Performance shock work is all done in-house. For more information regarding the services and capabilities of the highly trained Hig-Fab Staff, please contact the shop at: 845 294 0898. Don't wait to have your race car updated or re-skinned for the next racing season, the time to prepare for the new season is now. Hit the tracks running as the experts at Hig-Fab can eliminate your worries for a great looking and great handling race car.

For additional information and updates regarding Jerry Higbie Racing, go to their newly constructed website at: http://www.higbieracing.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chub Frank Advances From Last-Place Starting Spot To Salvage Top-10 Finish In Commonwealth 100 At Virginia Motor Speedway

BEAR LAKE, PA – April 21, 2011 – No one made a bigger advance through the field in the rain-delayed second annual ‘Commonwealth 100’ on Sunday afternoon (April 17) at Virginia Motor Speedway than Chub Frank.

And after completing his run from the 26th starting spot to a solid 10th-place finish, the 49-year-old veteran from Bear Lake, Pa., breathed a sigh of relief.

“We’re happy with 10th,” Frank said following the $25,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series event, which had its headline program postponed from Saturday night to late Sunday afternoon due to wet and stormy weather. “I said before the race that I’d be tickled with a top 10 from where we had to start and we were able to pull it off.”

Frank had to play catch-up all weekend at Bill Sawyer’s gorgeous half-mile oval, beginning with his subpar time-trial lap on Friday night that left him 30th fastest in the 43-car field. He then fell one spot short of transferring through the second 15-lap heat race (he finished fifth) before suffering misfortune during the first 20-lap B-Main, which he led for most of the distance until a deflating left-rear tire forced him to pull up lame with just four laps remaining.

Facing a rare DNQ despite his Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota Rocket showing plenty of speed in the B-Main, Frank was disappointed. But he got a reprieve when VMS owner Bill Sawyer decided to add ‘Chubzilla’ to the Commonwealth 100 starting field as a promoter’s option.

That left Frank with the last starting spot in the 100-lapper, but he wasn’t fazed by his positioning. Showing patience on a tough, sun-baked track surface, Frank rallied from a lap-26 pit stop for a tire change to reach the edge of the top 10 by lap 70. He moved into his final 10th-place finishing spot heading to the white flag when Jason Feger spun out of a potential top-five finish after getting in a scrape with Chris Madden while battling for fifth.

“The car actually wasn’t too bad,” Frank said of his afternoon performance at VMS. “You just can’t start that far back – not just in a daytime deal, but anytime. The racetrack was pretty good for a daytime show – if I was stuck on the outside for a restart, I could still get by cars because the rubber was in the middle-top or you could use that cushion in one and two – but when you start last there’s just too many good guys ahead of you.”

Frank, whose $2,650 payoff for 10th place at VMS left him ranked eighth in the WoO LMS points standings (62 points behind leader Josh Richards) after five events, does not plan to compete anywhere this weekend. He’ll spend the Easter holiday on a short vacation with his family before returning to action in a WoO LMS doubleheader on April 29 at Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway and April 30 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.

 

 

 

 

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April 20, 2011

Mike Mammana Racing News

Bethlehem, PA- The "Magic Man" Mike Mammana Captures Opening Night Win At Big Diamond For New Sponsor Wonderful Pistachios
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Nazareth, Pennsylvania's Mike Mammana found the needed magic on opening night at the Big Diamond Speedway as he captured the opening night win in a convincing manner as he took over the lead from his eighth starting position on lap seven and drove away from the field to land in victory lane at the end of the twenty lap main event for the Sportman division race cars. The win set the stage for the "Magic Man" as he and his family owned team celebrated the opening night triumph for his new major sponsor, Wonderful Pistachios based out of the State of California.

After starting his qualifying event from eighth position, Mike drove by five fellow competitors to land in third place at the end of the race. Starting from eighth position in the main event, Mike methodically began picking off cars and was already in third place by the time the race was five laps old. Mike set the Shiley Fabrications fast time of the evening on lap two when he clicked off a 17.870 second lap around the 3/8 mile layout. Digging deep into the new clay surface at the speedway, Mike peddled his Lou Morgantini powered Bicknell hot rod into second place on lap later and grabbed the lead from the always tough Jersey Duke Mike Lyons on the seventh go around. Once in front, Mike drove away from the field to a safe distance as the checkered flag fell on the event. Lyons ran a great race to finish in the runner-up role with Steve Hughes finishing in third place, Jared Umbenhauer in fourth, Kevin Beach in fifth and Ray Woodall completing the top six finishers. The win for Mike was his fourth in his history of racing at Bid Diamond.

Mike enjoyed a great season in 2010 at Big Diamond as with one race remaining in the seasonal points, Mike sat on top of the points chase by three points. A wreck in front of him left no place to go in the main event and was forced out of the event early on and with it dashing his hopes to land a title at the speedway. Mike eventually settled for fifth place when the final points were tabulated. Even through the heartbreaking ending, Mike Mammana enjoyed his best racing season to date since joining the full size division ranks back in 2004. Mammana joined a big field of rookie drivers just getting started in the racing business at the Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Mike took to the speedway immediately as he enjoyed the sweeping turns and long shutes offered at the Bridgeport Speedway and came away with the Rookie Championship in a great beginning to his racing career in the full size divisions. Mike has moved around in subsequent seasons as he has competed at Five Mile Point, Big Diamond, New Egypt, Selinsgrove, Penn Can, Grandview, Hagerstown and Delaware and always makiing a good accounting of himself when he takes to the speedway. Mike began competing at a tender age and forged a brilliant career in the Go-Kart divisions as he scored close to one hundred wins while competing at many of the top karting facilities up and down the East Coast. Mammana is a second generation driver following in the footsteps of his father Pat, who too was a capable campaigner on the old Nazareth-Harmony racing circuit.

The Mammana Racing Team is jubilant in regards to their recent hardwork to land a major sponsor to assist them to the upper echelons of the Modified division, which is the plan for 2012. Wonderful Pistachios is based out California and has signed on with the Mammana Racing Team for the next three seasons. The Pistachios are roasted to perfection and a touch of salt is added to please those in need of a great nutritional on the go snack. Great for snacking or entertaining, Wonderful Pistachios can be found locally at Rite Aid Stores, Giant Supermarkets, Big K Marts, Mr Z's, Weis and Kings Supermarkets and some Pathmark Stores. Racing fans can check out their websites at: www.wonderfulpistachios.com  or www.getcrackin.com  for additional information, coupons, and a store close to you to purchase their extraordinary product. While one can take the word of Snooki, Lee Ermey or the Keyboard Cat, it is best to purchase your own bag of Pistachios and "Get Crackin".

The Mamman Racing Team goes to the post this season at Big Diamond with the completely refurbished Pat and Linda Mammana Family owned race car from a season ago. The 2008 Bicknell race car was a showstopper one season ago with a great paint and graphic scheme and the new sponsorship from Wonderful Pistachios has had the team change up from the signature red of year's past and go with a black and green paint scheme to promote their new sponsor. The hardworking team recently had the race car at the Fourth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show and came with the best full sized car of the show award from the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The needed horsepower for the primary car will come from the well respected motor shops of Lou Morgantini. The sponsor list besides the Wonderful Pistachios, is recently added Clinton Station Diner located just off the Clinton Exit in New Jersey. The loyal sponsors the team has in place have always come up big for the low-funded team and they include Mammana's Automotive located in Nazareth, Joe's Garage also in Nazareth, KMD Excavating from the Garden State and Hoffman Speed and Supply, LLC from New Tripoli. The Mammana team welcomes any new sponsor to the team for the season or as an associate sponsor and anyone who may have the interest to be a part of a great group of racers should contact the Mammana Family at: 610 837 9440 or: 484 223 7824.

Mammana will have a couple of options at his disposal just as he did a season ago. Mammna will compete at the Grandview Thunder Series Sportman events aboard the Ron and Marry Ann Plopts owned race car. The TEO Chassis/Van Horn powered machine will also serve as a back-up in case of any emergency. The Walt Garrett Jr owned 2A will be the weapon of choice for any of the ROC events or open show the teams will travel too. The race car is a Bicknell Chassis and the power is furnished by the Precision Engine Shops.

"The Magic Man" Mike Mammana is set for a big season in racing. The Mammana Team welcomes fans and friends to stop by the trailer at the end of a night of racing at one of the race tracks the team will be visiting in 2011. When Pistachios are around, something wonderful happens......People "Get Crackin"!

 

 

 

 

 

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Richards Salvages Eighth-Place Finish in Rain-Delayed Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - April 20, 2011 - By no means was Josh Richards thrilled about finishing eighth in Sunday afternoon's rain-delayed Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., but he wasn't totally disappointed with his performance either.

 

Considering the way his weekend was going, a top-10 finish was certainly respectable for the two-time defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion.

 

"I'm actually happy with eighth," said Richards, whose run allowed him to remain atop the 2011 WoO LMS points standings by two markers over Rick Eckert through five events. "I would've much rather been up front, but we salvaged a pretty good finish. We could've ended up much worse."

 

Indeed, Richards kicked off the second annual, $25,000-to-win Commonwealth 100 weekend by timing 19th fastest among 43 entrants in Friday night's time trials and missing a transfer spot with a fifth-place finish in the third of four 15-lap qualifying heats. He won the second B-Main to earn the 17th starting position in Sunday's 100-lapper - a race that was postponed from Saturday night due to wet and stormy weather - but then was forced to restart at the rear of the field after being involved in a multi-car turn-two tangle on a lap-nine restart.

 

Richards made a strong rally, however, working his way forward to crack the top 10 just before the lap-70 mark. He picked up two more spots over the feature's final 28-lap green-flag stretch to bring his Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket No. 1 home in eighth place for his fourth top-10 finish in five WoO LMS A-Mains this season.

 

"It was a tough weekend," said Richards. "We just put ourselves behind qualifying, and then we were just too tight in the heat.

 

"Our car was actually pretty decent in the feature. On the restarts you could really make time if you could get on the outside and that let us get some spots.

 

"Believe it or not, for being a daytime race, the track was just wet enough to be pretty decent. That cushion in (turns) one and two made it a pretty good race - the bottom was kind wet, the middle had some rubber and the top had a little bit of a lip on it."

 

The Commonwealth 100 continued Richards' frustrating pursuit of victory at VMS, a half-mile oval that has proved to be a rough place for the 23-year-old star from Shinnston, W. Va. It's one of the few tracks Richards has visited annually for most of his career that he's still attempting to conquer.

 

"There's just something about this place I guess. We have to figure out what it is. We've run decent (at VMS), but we just haven't run like I feel we should. We can't put a whole night together."

 

With the WoO LMS off until a doubleheader weekend on April 29 at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway and April 30 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky., Richards will jump back behind the wheel of the Ernie Davis-owned Rocket No. 25 this weekend to compete in the 30th Annual Three State Flyers Series Stanley Schetrompf Classic at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway.

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

 

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Josh Richards' No. 1 team carries support from Rocket Chassis, Kentucky Fuel Corporation, Cornett Racing Engines, Seubert Calf Ranches,Ernie D's Enterprises, ACE Metal Works, Petroff Towing, Tony Stewart Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Slavic Custom Decals, Valvoline, AEM, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Bearing Company, Autolite, Banshee Graphics, Barnes Systems, Beyea Performance, Brinn Transmissions, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Braswell Carburetion, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, CV Products, Dohm Cycles, Dyer's Top Rods, Fram Filters, Frankland Rearends, Howe Racing, LSI, MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction Brakes, Performance Rod & Custom, Rand, Ringers Gloves, Scott Performance Wire, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Tel Tech, TWM Racing Products, Trick Carbon Fiber Driveshafts, Jones Racing Products, TurboStart Racing Batteries, Ultra Lite Brakes, US Brake, Weld Racing Wheels, Will Kinzer Foundation, Wehr's Machine, Wilwood and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 


 
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April 20th, 2011



Bub McCool To Make Rare Mississippi Appearances This Weekend



Vicksburg, MS (04/20/11) – Since taking to the national scene early last year, Bub McCool has only had the opportunity to race a handful of times around his home state over the past two years, but he is eagerly preparing to take his #57J McCool Logging/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle this weekend in a pair of MSCCS events in the Magnolia state.

This weekend, April 22nd-23rd, will be highlighted by a pair of Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) events. On Friday night, April 22nd, Bub will be in action at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) in a $2,000 to win race before moving on to Whynot Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 23rd for a $2,500 to win event. For more information, please visit www.HattiesburgMotorsportsPark.comwww.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com,  and www.StateSeries.com .

Last weekend Bub entered the 2nd Annual Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia). Forty-three Super Late Models entered the event, and Bub would qualify seventeenth fastest to lock into the fifth starting spot in his heat race. McCool's hopes to transfer to the feature via his heat would be quickly dashed when a mechanical failure caused him to spin, collecting Jason Feger. The contact from the damage was minimal, but the mechanical failure forced him to retire from the event. Via the heat race issues, Bub would start deep in a b-main event, but would mount a great charge to advance to a third place finish, which was good enough to transfer him to the main event in the 21st starting position. The finale was slated for Saturday night, but rain forced the balance of the program to be postponed until Sunday afternoon. The finale for the 2nd Annual Commonwealth 100 was held on Sunday afternoon. From the drop of the green flag, Bub would battle more mechanical issues on his #57j Super Late Model and the team would tweak on the car all day long, but he would still only manage a 19th place finish at the checkered flag. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

The Bub McCool Fan Club has been relaunched. If you have not been receiving fan club updates, please visit www.BubMcCool.com  and sign up for the Bub McCool Fan Club again. It's very important that you make sure you enter your correct e-mail address, so that you can receive updates, giveaways and other news. Each month a lucky member of the fan club will receive a free Bub McCool t-shirt. For more information, please visit www.BubMcCool.com .

Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Southern Belle, McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Henderson Motorsports, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, DixieDirtTV.com, Good Hope Lumber, Boland Performance, New Vision Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.

For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Christian Sets Sights on Batesville & West Plains

Broken Bow, OK (04/20/11) – After scoring a pair of top five finishes in his last outing, Gary Christian will take his #33x Pannell Chipping/LCM Cedar Fiber/Mastersbilt/Pro Power Super Late Model into battle this weekend in a pair of CCSDS Vs. MARS Super Late Model events in Arkansas and Missouri.

The team made the trek to Beebe Speedway (Beebe, Arkansas) on Friday night for the season opener for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) tour. Gary has enjoyed strong runs at the facility in the past, and Friday night would be another good one for the 17 year-old driver. With 26 Super Late Models entered, Gary advanced from the sixth starting spot to a second place finish in his heat race to earn the sixth starting spot for the 35 lap, $2,000 to win feature. Early in the feature, Gary would slip as far back as the eighth position before beginning to utilize the high groove to his advantage as he began to march back through the field. Late in the race he would find himself as high as the fourth position before slipping to a still solid fifth place finish at the checkered flag behind winner, Allen Murray, Austin Rettig, Jon Mitchell, and Wendell Wallace.

For Saturday night, the team made the short trek across I-40 to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for another CCSDS, $2,000 to win event. In heat race action Christian was battling for a transfer spot, when he inadvertently spun, forcing him to the tail of the pack. As a result, he would be relegated to running a b-main event, where he finished in the second position to earn the 15th starting spot for the 35 lap feature. In the main event on a slick, 1/4 mile Gary would pilot his #58x Mastersbilt to a fifth place finish for the second night in a row. He followed race winner, Austin Rettig, Billy Moyer Jr., Johnny Virden, and Jamie Dacus across the line. Gary is currently in second in the latest CCSDS points. Full weekend results are available at www.COMPDirt.com .

This weekend Christian will travel to Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) on Friday, April 22nd for a $2,000 to win/$300 to start event and to West Plains Motor Speedway (West Plains, Missouri) on Saturday, April 23rd for a $3,000 to win/$400 to start event. Both events are co-sanctioned by the CCSDS and MARS Super Late Model tours. For more information on the events, please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.netwww.WestPlainsDirt.comwww.COMPDirt.com,  and www.MARSRacingSeries.com .

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Kyle Beard Returns to Action With Ark-Mo Double Shot Weekend



Trumann, AR (04/20/11) – After a weekend away from the track, Kyle Beard will take his #86 Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Samuels Performance Racing Engine Super Late Model into action in a pair of CCSDS and MARS co-sanctioned events in Arkansas and Missouri.

Beard Motorsports was last in action two weeks ago in the 2011 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) openers. He opened tour's season on Friday, April 8th at Beebe Speedway (Beebe, Arkansas) as 26 cars signed in for battle in the $2,000 to win, 35 lap event. After a solid outing in his heat race, Kyle earned the tenth starting spot for the feature. Early in the main event, he was working the top side, when he made contact with the front stretch wall, which bent part of the right front, wheel assembly. Despite having a wounded mount he would keep charging hard on the topside, and by the time that the checkered flag dropped, Beard was credited with a sixth place finish.

Saturday night, April 9th found Beard Motorsports making the short trip to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for Round #2 of the 2011 CCSDS tour. Thirty Super Late Models entered the event, and early in the night Kyle would find himself behind the eight ball after struggling in time trials. Via his time trials woes, he started at the back of a heat race, but would charge through the field to a fourth place finish, which left him short of a transfer to the main event. As a result, he started on the front row of a b-main, which he won in commanding fashion by over a car length to lock into the 14th starting spot for the 35 lap feature. Early in the feature, Kyle was riding the high-line to the top ten before a flat tire shortly before the race's midway point forced him pitside. He would rejoin the tail of the field, and over the remainder of the event would rocket his way back to a ninth place finish. Kyle is tied for fifth in the early season CCSDS standings. Full weekend results are available at www.COMPDirt.com .

On the heels of the season opening, pair of top ten finishes with the CCSDS, Kyle will jump back in the ring this weekend as the tour goes head-to-head with the Mid America Racing Series (MARS) in a pair of events. The weekend gets underway on Friday, April 22nd at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) with a $2,000 to win/$300 to start event before moving on to West Plains Motor Speedway (West Plains, Missouri) on Saturday, April 23rd for a $3,000 to win/$400 to start program. For more information on the events, please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.netwww.WestPlainsDirt.com,  and www.COMPDirt.com .

Race fans also be on the lookout for an all-new website from Kyle Beard in the coming weeks at www.KyleBeard86.com .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including KB Transport, Gary Beard Trucking, Samuel’s Performance Engines, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, JFR Graphics, Real Racin’ Wheels, Team 5 Enterprise, Stealth Carburetors, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Beard Motorsports is always looking for more sponsors, and anyone, who may be interested, can find more information at www.KyleBeard86.com .

For more information on Kyle and Beard Motorsports, please visit www.KyleBeard86.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coleby Frye Fires Off Three Wins to Start Season, Launches Redesigned Website!

 

Dover, PA (April 18, 2011) After spending the 2010 season on the road as a crew member for the 2010 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Austin Hubbard, 26 year old Coleby Frye is back in the saddle full time for the 2011 season.  The former MACS Rookie of the Year and All Star Late Model Series regular commonly known as 'Superfly', will pilot his familiar family owned #F1 Rocket Chassis in Super Late Model events, a Limited Late Model numbered #U10 Warrior Chassis owned by John Uhler and Gary Drake, as well as a legend car throughout the season.

 

'Even though I rarely raced in 2010, being on the road with Austin and the Beitler Enterprises team was an unbelievable learning experience for me as a driver,' Frye said about working as a crewman on the World of Outlaws circuit.  'Taking in all of the information from all the drivers and just watching the races every night taught me a ton about my own race car and how I need to drive it.' 

 

Coleby has already begun to show the amount of data he absorbed by winning his first three events in 2011.  The first came at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, April 9 in the #U10 Limited Late.  The following week, Frye did something that no one has ever done at the 75 year old Bedford Speedway. Coleby captured both Super Late Model and Limited Late Model features on Friday, April 15 at the Bedford, PA oval.

 

'Both cars were just bad-fast,' said Frye about his historic feat.  'We have been really behind with things at the shop so to come out of the box strong is a huge confidence booster for me and the rest of the guys.  We've never had much luck at Bedford in the past but last year we won a couple there and now this year we start our year off with a win in both cars.  Hopefully we can keep the momentum for the end of the month when the Lucas Oil Late Models come.'

 

Coleby would also like to announce the launch of the all new, redesigned www.colebyfrye.com by longtime sponsor JNJ Motorsports Media.  'It's been a few years since we've done anything new to the site so the guys at JNJ took it upon themselves to redesign everything for me while we got back into the swing of racing full time again,' Coleby said.  'Everything JNJ has done for us over the years has been nothing but professional and the new site is no different.  It's a bit of a different look for me and a different design for them as well.  But I think the site turned out awesome and it does a great job highlighting our race team.'   

 

Next week 'Superfly' and will be in the #F1 Super Late Model at Bedford Speedway on Friday, April 22 and in the #U10 Limited Late Model at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, April 23.  The following week Coleby will be in action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as the tour visits Bedford Speedway on Friday, April 29 and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on Saturday, April 30 for a pair of $10,000 to-win events.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.bedfordspeedway.com, www.williamsgrove.com, www.roaringknob.com, and www.lucasdirt.com.

 

For more information on 'Superfly' and the entire Coleby Frye Racing team please visit www.colebyfrye.com.

 

Coleby Frye and Coleby Frye Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters: Fryeco Inc., Keystone Trailer Services, L&B Investment Properties LLC., Nicholas Madden Foundation, TC Race Cars, Integra Shocks and Springs, JNJ Motorsports Media, Speedwrapz, Hershey's Racing Engines, Pre-Mach Inc., Cooper Motorsports, ATL Fuel Cells, Baker Carburetion, Butlerbuilt, C-Line, Fastener Specialties Motorsports, Fleming Design Solutions, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Port City Racing, PPM, PRC, Simpson, Speed Bear Fasteners, Sunoco Race Fuels, Winters Performance, WMF Racing Products.

 

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Mike Marlar Launches New Website



Winfield, Tennessee (04/18/11) – Mike Marlar is the latest addition to the MSRMafia.com Team and has launched a brand new website at www.MikeMarlar.net .

Mike, who has been racing for 16 years, pilots the #36 Wells Motorsports/Warrior/Custom Racing Engine Super Late Model on the highly competitive, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour. He currently sits sixth in the tour standings. When not entering LOLMDS point's events, Marlar enters various Super Late Model events across the country. In 2010, Marlar amassed ten feature wins including his second $25,000 Magnolia State 100 title at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). He is also the winningest driver in the history of the Battle of the Bluegrass tour.

Last Saturday Mike made the last minute decision to enter the $5,000 to win, Southern All Stars Super Late Model event at Smoky Mountain Raceway (Maryville, Tennessee). Twenty-seven Super Late Models entered the event, and in qualifications, Marlar was fifth fastest to lock into the fifth starting spot for the main event. Early in the event, Mike would advance to the fourth spot before slipping one spot to a fifth place finish at the checkered flag behind event winner, Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Billy Ogle Jr., and William Thomas. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com .

Mike is unsure if he will enter any events this coming weekend, April 22nd-23rd, but he will definitely be returning to action on Friday, April 28th with the LOLMDS at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pennsylvania) for a $10,000 to win event before entering another $10,000 to win, LOLMDS program on Saturday, April 29th at Roaring Knob Motorplex (Markleysburg, Pennsylvania). Stay tuned to www.MikeMarlar.net for the latest team news and schedule information.

Mike Marlar would like to thank his sponsors and marketing partners including Wells Motorsports, ASI Racewear, ATL Fuel Cells, Beyea, Carolina Racing Supply, Charlie’s Oil Pans, Convenient Lube, Core-Tenn, Custom Race Engines, CV Products, Dart, DT52 Photos, DWT Racing, Dyer’s Top Rods, Expressions Floral & Gift, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, FSR Radiators, Goddard Industrial, GW Performance, Hawk Performance, Hoosier by Pup, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Outerwears, Outlaw Racing Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, QuickCar Racing Products, Storie Manifolds, Sweet Manufacturing, Twisted! Roofs, Valley View Enterprises, VP Racing Fuels, Warrior Race Cars, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply, R2C Performance Products, Wiles Driveshafts, Willett Powder Coating, Winters Rearends, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Mike Marlar please visit www.MikeMarlar.net .


 

 

 

 

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April 12th, 2011



Austin Hubbard Sets Sights on Commonwealth 100 Title



Seaford, Delaware (04/12/11) – Austin Hubbard is preparing for what will be a homecoming of sorts this weekend, April 15th-16th, as he prepares to take his best shot at conquering the 2nd Annual NAPA of King William Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) .

Austin, who was the 2010 World of Outlaws Super Late Model Rookie of the Year, spent many of the developmental years of his young career turning laps at the 1/2 mile oval at Virginia Motor Speedway, and he is a former track champion and multi-time feature winner. Given his history at the track, it's obviously a sentimental favorite for him, so it's no secret that he would like nothing more than to claim the biggest win of his career at the facility in the upcoming weekend's 2nd Annual NAPA of King William Commonwealth 100. In addition to chasing the big win, Hubbard will be looking to reclaim the points lead in the World of Outlaws sanctioned event as he currently sits in the third position in the latest tour standings, just six points removed from the top spot. This weekend's event opens with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, April 15th. Saturday, April 16th will be highlighted by b-mains, a $3,000 to win non-qualifiers events, and the $25,000 to win/$2,000 to start, 100 lap finale. For more information, please visit www.VaMotorSpeedway.com  and www.WoOLMS.com .

ASI Racewear will also be on hand at the event and will have all of the latest Austin Hubbard merchandise available for purchase. To view Austin's latest apparel, please visit www.AustinHubbard.com .

Last Saturday, Austin took advantage of a rare weekend off of the World of Outlaws tour to compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event at Delaware International Raceway (Delmar, Delaware). After finishing second in his heat race, Austin started tenth in the main event and would mount a great charge through the field, which saw his race his way to the second position. He would pursue Richard Jarvis Jr. late in the event, but would ultimately settle for a second place finish at the checkered flag.

Austin Hubbard would like to thank all of his sponsors including Beitler Motorsports, Reliable Painting, Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (April 15th-16th), Trinity Transport, Salisbury Door & Hardware, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, Keyser's Port City Racing, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Robby Allen Enterprises, Sunoco Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, PANELfast, Trick Race Parts, Hawk Performance, Dyer's Top Rods, The Joie of Seating, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Disc Brake, Cizmar, TWM Racing Products, Crow Design, TC Race Cars, Integra Shocks & Springs, R2C Competition Filters, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Performance Rod & Custom, CPD Racing Tools, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Peterson Fluid Systems, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Racing, Performance Bodies, Sweet Mfg, MPC Performance, Jones Racing Products, Three Wide Clothing, and MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Austin Hubbard, please visit www.AustinHubbard.com.

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April 12th, 2011



Bub McCool Claims Second Win of 2011; Commonwealth 100 Next



Vicksburg, MS (04/12/11) – On Friday night at Duck River Speedway, Bub McCool started the night by setting a new track record and then proceeded to decimate the field in his #57J McCool Logging/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model as he claimed his second win of 2011.

On his way to Indiana for Saturday's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event, Bub decided to make a detour through Tennessee for a $3,000 to win, Tennessee Super Series event at Duck River Speedway (Wheel, Tennessee) on Friday night. The event saw a stout field of 41 cars entered, and Bub started the event with a bang by lowering the track record to a 12.494 to earn the pole position for the feature. In the main event, Bub would drive away from the lead as he led all 40 laps of the event claiming the convincing win over Chris Wall and Tim Busha. The win was his second of the season.

Fresh off Friday night's win in Tennessee, Bub rolled into Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the LOLMDS-sanctioned, 14th Annual Ice Breaker. Forty-nine Super Late Models entered the event, and for the second night in a row, McCool would earn the pole position for the feature event. Early in the event Bub would set the pace as he led the first six laps before the handling on his car began to go fade. He would still manage to race his way to seventh place finish against a talent-laden field of competitors. Full results are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

This weekend, April 15th-16th, Bub will look to tame the lightning fast, 1/2 mile oval at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) in the 2nd Annual Commonwealth 100. The event is headlined by a $25,000 to win/$2,000 to start main event, and a non-qualifiers feature that pays $3,000 to win. The World of Outlaws sanctioned event gets underway with time trials and heat race action on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by b-mains, a non-qualifiers feature, and the 100 lap finale. For more information, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.VAMotorSpeedway.com .

The Bub McCool Fan Club has been relaunched. If you have not been receiving fan club updates, please visit www.BubMcCool.com  and sign up for the Bub McCool Fan Club again. It's very important that you make sure you enter your correct e-mail address, so that you can receive updates, giveaways and other news. Each month a lucky member of the fan club will receive a free Bub McCool t-shirt, and Debbie Foley from Alabama was the first winner of a t-shirt. For more information, please visit www.BubMcCool.com .

Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Southern Belle, McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Henderson Motorsports, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, DixieDirtTV.com, Good Hope Lumber, Boland Performance, New Vision Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.

For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com .

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April 12th, 2011



Klint Byars Scores Biggest Career Win at Whynot Motorsports Park



Carrollton, Mississippi (04/12/11) –Klint Byars overcame a great battle with David Breazeale to pilot his #5 Southern Belle/K&K Motorsports/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model to his biggest career win in a Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event on Saturday night..

Klint and K&K Motorsports continued what has been a dream start to the 2011 season on Saturday night, as he staged an incredible battle with David Breazeale to claim his first ever Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) win to the tune of $2,500 at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi).

Twenty-five Super Late Models entered the event, and Byars started the night by unofficially setting a new track record at the racy, clay oval. Via his qualifying effort he earned the pole starting position for the dash, which he would finish second to Breazeale. As a result, Klint started outside front row for the 50 lap feature, and at the drop of the green flag, the lead duo would begin a battle that would rage for the majority of the caution-free event. Byars and Breazeale would swap the lead close to ten times before Byars inched ahead for good on lap 38 and went on to claim the biggest win of his career, which was his second overall of the season. Breazeale, Steve Bryan, Jeremy Broadus, and Rodney Wing rounded out the final top five. With the win Klint now leads the tour' standings. Full results are available at www.StateSeries.com

Byars will once again go into battle this weekend with the MSCCS tour as they invade the 1/4 mile oval at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Saturday night, April 16th for a $2,500 to win event. For more information, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net  and www.StateSeries.com .

K&K Motorsports would like to thank its sponsors including Southern Belle, Byars Motorsports, Jay Dickens Suspension, Hoosier Race Tires, K&K Quik Stop, Lovorn & Lovorn Trucking, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Bona-Fide Southern, X-Treme Graphics By J-Rod, & MSRMafia.com .

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Joe Martin Opens 2011 Season with Win at Sharon Speedway!

 

Ringgold, PA (April 12, 2011) JM2 Motorsports and third year driver Joe Martin of Ringgold, PA started his 2011 season off on a high note with a win at Hartford, OH's Sharon Speedway ahead of multi-time touring series champion, Max Blair and mentor Mike Blose this past Saturday, April 9.

 

Joe took the lead at the green and led every lap in route to a 1.682 second win over Blair and Blose.  'We started out on the front row and took the lead right away so it's hard to tell how good you are compared to everyone else,' Martin said about his victory.  'The car didn't feel perfect to me but no one ever got around us, so I guess we were good enough. It's just a great way to start off the year.'  A modest Martin had nothing but praise for everyone involved with his race team, 'I couldn't do it without all of the good people around me.  God has blessed me with so many great people that allow me to even race, let alone get wins.  Chunk, Dad, Tyson, Brink, Andrew, Nim, Dick and Marty; those guys make it all a lot easier on me.' Joe continued, 'My girlfriend Keri pulled us a good pill and always supports me so I have to thank her, and my entire support group and fans.  All of my great sponsors, STS Rental, Juart Brothers, Martin Farms, Neese Trucking, Allegheny Crane Rental, Zero Wraps, JNJ Motorsports Media, LazFab, Ingram Racing Engines, Faster Chassis, Jeff Martin Lumber, Brocious Lumber, Ringgold Tire, AM/PM Personal Care Home, Cornerstone Chiropractic and B+C Meter.  And I can't forget Mike Blose and all of his guys, the do a lot for me as well.'

 

Up next for Joe and the JM2 Motorsports team is a trip to Tyler Co. Speedway in Middlebourne, WV for a $1,500 to-win 'Topless' Fastrak Northeast Touring event on Saturday, April 16.  The following week Martin will invade Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, PA for their opening night on Friday, April 22 and then return to Sharon Speedway on Saturday, April 23 for a regular show.

 

For more information on these events please visit www.fastraknortheast.com, www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, www.dog-hollow.net, and www.sharonspeedway.com.

 

JM2 Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters: Specialty Rental Tools & Supply, Martin Farms, Juart Exploration Inc., Allegheny Crane Rental, Juart Bros. Excavating, Neese Trucking, JNJ Motorsports Media, Primitive Peddler, Ringgold Tire, S&S Communications, Zero Wraps, Cornerstone Chiropractic Center, B&C Meter Inc., Freedline Auto Repair, LazFab, Ingram Racing Engines, Faster Chassis, Jeff Martin Lumber, Brocious Lumber, AM/PM Personal Care Home, and Mike Blose Racing.

 

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#88 Jace VanderWeerd & Crew

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USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series

JACE VANDERWEERD WINS SANTA MARIA SHOOTOUT
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 11, 2011... Jace VanderWeerd of Visalia scored his third career USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series feature win last Saturday night. VanderWeerd reclaimed the lead from Santa Maria track champion T.J. Smith of Fresno on lap twenty-four and led the rest of the way to take the victory.
"I was a little tight in the beginning and the track started coming to me as it slicked off a little bit," remarked VanderWeerd. "I was catching him little by little and tried to drive really hard."

From his pole position starting spot, VanderWeerd set the early pace and led the first seven circuits. Fellow front row starter Smith found his rhythm and took advantage of a VanderWeerd miscue. Coming off turn four, Jace slid up from the bottom groove and this allowed Smith to power by for the lead. While the duo battled for the top spot, they had to contend with "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, and Ojai's Troy Rutherford, the defending Ventura track champion.

Smith, who won four times last season, was looking to add another Santa Maria win to his resume. The former Plaza Park champion set a fast pace as VanderWeerd regrouped and gave chase after the leader. As Faria and Rutherford diced for third, another battle was shaping up for fifth between sixteenth starting Justyne Hamblin of Hanford, Hollister's Ryan Bernal, and San Martin's Wes Gutierrez.

As the leader chose the high line of the speedway, VanderWeerd found the bottom groove to his liking and began to apply pressure. By this time, Faria had shook free from Rutherford and set his sights on the leaders. With the trio catching slower traffic, Smith's progress was slowed and VanderWeerd shot for the lead. Slicing his way through, Jace vaulted the left rear tire of Santa Maria's Bill Jones. The contact moved Jones up the track, and Smith jumped over Bill's right rear tire. As VanderWeerd gathered up his machine, Faria's opening for the lead closed and the veteran drivers touched.

With seven laps to go, VanderWeerd was out front. Faria and Smith dueled for second, as Bernal and Gutierrez tried to wrestle fourth away from Hamblin. The remaining laps counted down and VanderWeerd took the checkered flag, followed by Smith, Faria, Hamblin, and Bernal.

By virtue of winning the 30-lap feature, Jace VanderWeerd now sits third in the point chase. Piloting the family owned #88 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace was ninth quick in time trials and fifth in his heat race. With an eight pill drawn for the main event invert, VanderWeerd inherited the pole position as one faster car did not transfer from the heat races. Jace sits twelve points behind the leader and will be looking to give himself an early birthday gift with a Tulare win this Saturday.

T.J. Smith led sixteen laps of the feature before falling to VanderWeerd. Driving Steve LeGras' #14 UHL Rubber / S&S Automotive Maxim, Smith timed in eighth fast on the night and won the Saldana Racing Products and Keizer Wheels Heat Race #2. T.J. is currently fifth in the point standings and is ready to make a bid for the series championship.

Piloting Junior Bowman's #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Bullet, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr. scored his best finish of the year with a third place run. Still settling into his new ride, Faria was seventh fast on the night and claimed third in his heat race. Now seventh in the point chase, Faria will be determined to score Tulare's "Chris and Brian Faria Memorial" victory on Saturday.

Justyne Hamblin earned the Keizer Wheels "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job" honors on the night with a fourth place finish after starting sixteenth. Driving the JH Motorsports owned Tachi Palace & Casino / Dias Law Firm #8 SpeedTech, Hamblin was seventeenth fast in qualifications and second in her heat race. The former series champion is now sixth in the standings and will look for the win at Tulare.

With his fifth place finish, Ryan Bernal now sits atop the point standings. Piloting Danny Olmstead's #11D Steve Watt Enterprises / S&S Automotive Maxim, Bernal was sixth quick in time trials and third in his heat race. The multi-time Wingless Spec Sprint Champion finished second in his Tulare debut on March 19th and will look to score Saturday's Faria Memorial victory.

Visalia's Richard VanderWeerd earned his first Sander Engineering Fast Time Award of the year by besting the twenty-seven car field. Driving Ron VanderWeerd's #10 VanderWeerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was fourth in his heat race. Unfortunately for VanderWeerd, he had an early exit in the main event after being involved in his second tangle. This resulted in an eighteenth place finish for the young driver as he sits ninth in championship points.

Kevin Barnes of Fresno held of a hard charging Troy Rutherford to claim victory in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Piloting his unsponsored #36B Eagle, Barnes was thirteenth fast on the night and had mechanical issues in the feature. Officially scoring a twenty-second place finish on the night, Kevin is now seventeenth in the point standings.

Rancho Palos Verdes' Dennis Howell won the DJ Safety Heat Race #3. Driving the family owned #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell-Meyer Racing Maxim, Howell was fifteenth quick in time trials. The USAC Western Midget Series graduate was involved in an early tangle that ended his night, scoring a twentieth place finish. Dennis is currently eighteenth in the point chase as the series heads to Tulare.

Davey Pombo of Kerman won the night's 10-lap Competition Suspension Inc. Semi-Main. Piloting Joey Eames' #3E TCR backed by Eames Trucking and Cool Hand Luke's Saloon, Pombo was fourth fast on the night and sixth in his heat race. Davey was involved in an early main event tangle that resulted in later mechanical problems. The Southwest Contractors 360 Clash Champion's night ended early and he was credited with a nineteenth place finish. As this writing goes to press, Pombo is eighth 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 this Saturday, April 16th, for the "Chris and Brian Faria Memorial" at Tulare's Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway. Joining the action will the Golden State King of the West Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, 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. 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, 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 9, 2011 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway

SANDER ENGINEERING TIME TRIALS:
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.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (8 laps)
1. Kevin Barnes, 2. Troy Rutherford, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Richard VanderWeerd, 5. Jeff Culver, 6. Davey Pombo, 7. Nico Russo, 8. Andrew Murray, 9. Hobie Conway. NT.

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 2: (8 laps)
1. T.J. Smith, 2. Justyne Hamblin, 3. Jonathan Logan, 4. Marcus Niemela, 5. Rusty Carlile, 6. Ricky Kirkbride, 7. Cole Peard, 8. Bruce Douglass, 9. Russell DeBlauw. NT.

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE 3: (8 laps)
1. Dennis Howell, 2. Greg Alexander, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. Wes Gutierrez, 5. Jace VanderWeerd, 6. Bill Jones, 7. Geoffrey Strole, 8. Lynn Anderson. NT.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. SEMI-MAIN: (10 laps)
1. Davey Pombo, 2. Ricky Kirkbride, 3. Geoffrey Strole, 4. Cole Peard, 5. Nico Russo, 6. Bruce Douglass, 7. Bill Jones, 8. Hobie Conway, 9. Lynn Anderson, 10. Russell DeBlauw, 11. Andrew Murray. NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps - With Starting Positions)
1. Jace VanderWeerd (1st), 2. T.J. Smith (2nd), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (3rd), 4. Justyne Hamblin (16th), 5. Ryan Bernal (4th), 6. Wes Gutierrez (12th), 7. Troy Rutherford (10th), 8. Jonathan Logan (11th), 9. Marcus Niemela, 10. Greg Alexander (6th), 11. Cole Peard (21st), 12. Bruce Douglass (19th), 13. Nico Russo, 14. Jeff Culver (15th), 15. Bill Jones (20th), 16. Ricky Kirkbride (17th), 17. Geoffrey Strole (18th), 18. Richard VanderWeerd (8th), 19. Davey Pombo (9th), 20. Dennis Howell (14th), 21. Rusty Carlile (7th), 22. Kevin Barnes (13th). NT.
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-7 Jace VanderWeerd, Laps 8-23 T.J. Smith, Laps 24-30 Jace VanderWeerd.

KEIZER WHEELS HARD CHARGER: Justyne Hamblin (16th to 4th)

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT 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 16 – Groppetti Automotive Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway - "Chris & Brian Faria Memorial"
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After First Win Of 2011, Josh Richards Takes Aim at Virginia Motor Speedway's Commonwealth 100 on April 15-16

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - April 12, 2011 - Josh Richards bagged his first dirt Late Model feature win of 2011 last Saturday night at Winchester (Va.) Speedway - just in time to send him into a huge early-season event on a high note.

 

After breaking into the victory column on April 9 with a flawless 35-lap drive behind the wheel of the Ernie Davis-owned Ernie D's Enterprises Rocket No. 25, Richards is setting his sights on the $25,000 top prize posted for the winner of this weekend's second annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va.

 

The 23-year-old star from Shinnston, W.Va., enters VMS's two-day show, which includes time trials and heat races on Friday night (April 15) and B-Mains, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap A-Main on Saturday evening (April 16), leading the WoO LMS points standings as he bids for an unprecedented third consecutive national title. He will be back in the cockpit of his familiar Mark Richards Racing Enterprises/Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket No. 1 for the first time since finishing second in a WoO LMS event on March 25 at Ocala (Fla.) Speedway.

 

"It feels great to finally get the first win of the season under our belt," said Richards, who has earned recognition as the Northeast's winningest dirt Late Model driver in each of the past two years. "We've led a lot of laps this year whether it be with the Outlaws or in Ernie's car, but we just haven't been able to pull anything off. It was good to finally get the monkey off our back and get a win.

 

"The car was phenomenal and fun to drive and hopefully we can carry the momentum into Virginia."

 

With a stout Roush-Yates Ford engine providing the power, Richards made short work of the field in Saturday's headliner at the one-third-mile Winchester oval. He advanced from the third starting spot to grab the lead from Jeremy Miller on lap nine and never looked back en route to a $2,000 first-place payoff.

 

Richards survived a late caution flag to cross the finish line ahead of Miller, who one week earlier snuck by Richards on the final lap to win the season opener at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway.

 

"I felt like we should have won last weekend but circumstances didn't work out," Richards said of his heartbreaking second-place finish in a 25-lap feature on April 2 at Hagerstown. "We were fading on tires and got caught in lapped traffic, and Jeremy made a great move to get by us."

 

Richards gained a dose of redemption on Miller at Winchester, a track that has been very good to Richards in recent seasons.

 

"We've had a lot of success there the last three or four years," Richards said of the Greg Gunter-owned facility. "I really enjoy racing there. It's well prepared and awesome to race on. They've brought it a long way from what it used to be. They've done a great job making improvements to it and making it more competitive."

 

Now Richards turns his attention to the Commonwealth 100, a growing event at one of the country's top facilities. He is hoping to record his first-ever win at Bill Sawyer's half-mile oval outside Richmond.

 

"We kind of struggled some there in the past, but last year we were good," said Richards. "We were running second in last year's 100 (on lap 87) when we blew a tire like everybody else started to. It was disappointing to finish 12th, but I felt like that was the best we've ever been there so we're confident going into this year's race.

 

"There's a lot of good cars coming in this weekend, but with the way our program is going I feel really comfortable and I'm looking forward to going out there to race. Hopefully we can get our car balanced so we don't have to hustle it and lean on the right-rear tire too much, and then we'll be there at the end.

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com, follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

 

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April 6th, 2011



Tony Knowles Finishes 4th at NGS: Georgia Double Shot This Weekend



Tyrone, Georgia (04/06/11) – Fresh off a top five finish last weekend at North Georgia Speedway, Tony Knowles will take his #26 RSD Enterprises/SAE Parts/Rocket/Custom Racing Engine Super Late Model into action this weekend in a pair of $3,000 to win events in the Peach State.

Tony made the last minute decision to enter a Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday night, April 2nd at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia. After qualifying in the seventh starting position in the twenty car grid for the feature event, Knowles would advance to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Derek Ellis, Ronnie Johnson, and David Payne. Full results are available at www.NorthGaSpeedway.net

This weekend, April 1st-2nd, the team will enter a doubleheader in Georgia with festivities beginning on Friday night at Boyds Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) with a $3,000 to win event. The event will be sanctioned by the Southern Regional Racing Series. For more information, please visit www.BoydsSpeedway.com  and www.SouthernRegionalRacingSeries.com .

On Saturday, Tony will return to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) as the STARS Volunteer Racing Series rolls into town for a $3,000 to win race. More details are available at www.NorthGaSpeedway.net  and www.RaceVRS.com .

Tony Knowles Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors including RSD Enterprises, SAE Parts, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Racing Fuel, Coleman Auto Salvage, All Star Performance, CJ Trucking, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products MSRMafia.com, Rocket Chassis, Hunter Electric, Aquatic Solutions, Ohlins Racing Suspension, and All Star Graphix.

Tony Knowles Racing is always looking for new sponsors and marketing sponsors. If you or your company is interested on becoming a member of TKR please visit www.TonyKnowles26.com .

For more information on TKR Motorsports, please visit www.TonyKnowles26.com .

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Travis in victory lane at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, MS)

Travis Senter Jr. in victory lane at Malden Speedway (Malden, MO)

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April 6th, 2011



Travis Senter Jr. Displays Dominance in Inaugural USCS 600 Events

Osceola, Arkansas (04/06/11) - When USCS President, Pete Walton, announced the formation of the new USCS 600cc Mini Sprint tour over the off-season many people in the sport automatically tabbed hotshoe, Travis Senter Jr., as the driver, who would be the man to beat in the series, and thus far he has not disappointed as he has claimed wins in the sanction's first three events.

Coming off his second-straight Australian Championship over the winter, Travis has hit the ground running stateside in 2011 in his #22 Senter Motorsports/Stallard/FTZ Racing Engines Mini Sprint. He opened his American season on March 18th at Malden Speedway (Malden, Missouri) in the first leg of the Bootheel 200 doubleheader. The inaugural event saw 16 cars, representing four states sign in for battle, but it was Senter, who charged from his fifth starting position to claim the opening night win over Harli White and Howard Moore

The next night saw Travis entering the backend of the doubleheader at Malden Speedway, and although he would have to start deep in the pack in the tenth starting position, the end result would be the same as he methodically worked his way to the win over the 21 car field, which came over Howard Moore and Derek King.

After a two week hiatus it was back to business for Senter Jr., as he made the four hour tow to "The Baddest Bullring in the South," Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday, April 2nd. Via heat race action, Travis earned the pole position for the main event and from that point there was no looking back as he went flag-to-flag to claim the win in front of Henry Gustavus Jr. and Bobby Zaiontz.

In regards to his blistering start to the year, Senter Jr. comments, "I've never had such a good start to a season. Coming off a series title in Australia definitely helped keep me up to speed, and I've also made some crew changes this year, as I parted ways with long time helper, Tommy Carter. We had a great working relationship over the years, but I just felt it was time to move in a different direction and carve a new path. This sets me up perfectly for the upcoming big races on the schedule, and I can't wait to see what my new car I'm currently putting together and new engine packages will do for my program."

Finally Travis would like to thank Pete Walton for putting together the touring USCS 600cc Mini Sprint Series.

Travis will take the upcoming weekend off from racing before returning to action on Saturday, April 16th at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) in a $2,000 to win event. For more information on the event, please visit www.ClarksvilleSpeedway.com .

The remainder of Travis' upcoming schedule is outlined below:

April 16th: Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN) - $2,000 To Win
April 22nd: POWRi - Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
April 23rd: POWRi - Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
April 29th: USCS - Tennessee National Raceway (Hohenwald, TN)
April 30th: USCS - Thunderhill Speedway (Summertown, TN)

May 7th: Rock-N-Roll 50 - Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)


Travis Senter Jr. would also like to thank all of his sponsors, including Stallard Chassis, FTZ Engines, Accurate Machine Works , Keizer Wheels, Holthouse Farms, Xtreme Graphics, Fire Service Plus, ARS Shocks, Killer Coatings, Speedway Motors , Clayton’s Body Shop, Perry Farms, Senter and Son’s Gin, motorstands.com, Stren Flex , Intense Fabrication , Mettec Bolts, RaceBumpers.com, Ringers Gloves , ButlerBuilt Seats, Braille Batteries,Saldana Race Products, Conroy Pneu Control , Indico Pty Ltd , Raceseng Design , Indy Race Parts, Xtreme Fuel Stick, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Travis Senter Jr., please visit www.TravisSenter.com .

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USCS600Senter_Malden.jpg - Travis Senter Jr. in victory lane at Malden Speedway (Malden, MO)
USCS600Senter040211_Columbus.jpg - Travis in victory lane at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, MS)


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April 5th, 2011



Disappointing Finish for Bub McCool in Texas; Brownstown Next



Vicksburg, MS (04/05/11) – After racing in the top five for the duration of the event in his #57J McCool Logging/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model Bub McCool saw his hopes of a top five run dashed late in the event.

The team traveled to Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) over the weekend for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned event. Forty-eight Super Late Models entered the event, and on Friday night, Bub raced to a second place finish in his heat race to lock into the seventh starting spot in Saturday night's 100 lap, $20,000 to win feature.

On Saturday night an abrasive track would greet the competitor, and early in the event, Bub would get as high as the second position as he battled Shannon Babb for the lead. However, as the race wore on Bub would battle the setup on his entry and fading tires as he slipped backwards to the fifth position. He looked to be on his way to a top five finish before a flat tire sidelined him with just nine laps to go relegating him to a 16th place finish at the checkered flag. Bub is currently tied for 11th in the latest tour standings. Full results are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

This weekend, McCool will travel to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 14th Annual Ice Breaker, which will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday, April 9th. The event, which was postponed by Mother Nature from its original date in late March, will pay $10,000 to win. For more information on the event, please visit www.BrownstownSpeedway.com  and www.LucasDirt.com .

The Bub McCool Fan Club has been relaunched. If you have not been receiving fan club updates, please visit www.BubMcCool.com  and sign up for the Bub McCool Fan Club again. It's very important that you make sure you enter your correct e-mail address, so that you can receive updates, giveaways and other news. Each month a lucky member of the fan club will receive a free Bub McCool t-shirt, and Debbie Foley from Alabama was the first winner of a t-shirt. For more information, please visit www.BubMcCool.com .

Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Southern Belle, McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Henderson Motorsports, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, DixieDirtTV.com, Good Hope Lumber, Boland Performance, New Vision Graphics, & MSRMafia.com. 

For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com .

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April 5th, 2011



Klint Byars Continues Strong Start to Season with Third at JMS


Carrollton, Mississippi (04/05/11) –Klint Byars continued his early season hot streak over the weekend by piloting his #5 Southern Belle/K&K Motorsports/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model to a third place finish in the season opener for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) on Saturday night.

Klint entered the opener for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) on Saturday night, April 2nd at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi). Thirty-three Super Late Models entered the event, and Byars started the night on a strong note as he set fast time in his group to earn the outside front row starting spot for the pole sitter's dash. He would go on to win the dash, which put him on the pole for the 50 lap, $2,500 to win feature alongside Steve Bryan. Byars would battle for the lead for much of the event before settling into a third place finish behind race winner, Brooks Strength, and Timothy Culp. Full results are available at www.StateSeries.com .

This Saturday, Byars will enter another MSCCS event as the team travels to Rodney Wing's Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday night for a $2,500 to win, 50 lap event. Byars has enjoyed several strong runs at the racy, red clay oval in the past and will be looking for his second win of the season this weekend. For more information on the event, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com  and www.StateSeries.com .

K&K Motorsports would like to thank its sponsors including Southern Belle, Byars Motorsports, Jay Dickens Suspension, Hoosier Race Tires, K&K Quik Stop, Lovorn & Lovorn Trucking, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Bona-Fide Southern, X-Treme Graphics By J-Rod, & MSRMafia.com .

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Nick Dickson Opens Season with Top Ten, Introduces New Website!

 

April 3, 2011 (Lewistown, PA) Nick Dickson of Lewistown, PA and Nick Dickson Racing opened their 2011 season this past Saturday, April 2 at the famous Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD.  Dickson came home with a top-ten finish in his first start of the young 2011 season behind the likes of race winner Jeremy Miller and two-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion, Josh Richards.  

As Dickson’s season kicks off, the team would like to announce the launch of their brand new online home located at www.nickdickson17.com.  The JNJ Motorsports Media powered site will feature everything you could want to know about Nick Dickson including news, schedule, crew, sponsors, links, and photos from past and present.  ‘I need to thank Dusty Hertzler at Speedwrapz and JNJ Motorsports Media for working out a deal to get our race team online,’ Dickson said about the new website.  ‘I also need to thank my wife Paula; she’s the one that is going to be working with the guys at JNJ Motorsports Media to keep the site updated.  Hopefully we’ll have the type of season that will keep a lot of people coming to visit us at our website.’ 

Nick’s plans for the 2011 season includes a majority of the Three State Flyers series events as well as Unified Force Race Championship (UFO) events, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and World of Outlaws Late Model Series events within the region.  ‘There are really a lot of good paying races all within three to four hours of our shop that will keep us busy all season long,’ Nick commented.  ‘We certainly can’t complain about the amount of good paying shows we have around us and we’re looking forward to the cold weather getting out of here so we can all get into our schedules.’

 Nick and the Dickson Race team will be in action next Friday, April 8 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek qualifier.  The winner will receive a guaranteed starting position during the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek event on Tuesday, June 8.  Dickson will also be in action at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, April 9.

 Nick Dickson and the Nick Dickson Race Team would like to thank their 2011 sponsors: Dickson’s Alignment, Dickson’s Exhaust, Speedwrapz, Hershey Racing Engines, JNJ Motorsports Media, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Jake’s Custom Carts, Frankland Racing Supply, Cizmar Racing, Simpson, and GW Performance.  

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Andrew Satterlee Set for 2011 Season, Launches Brand New Website!



April 1, 2011 (Rochester Mills, PA) One of Western Pennsylvania’s bright young stars, Andrew ‘Dews’ Satterlee and Andrew Satterlee Racing (ASR) of Rochester Mills, PA, would like to announce the launch of their brand new website located on the world wide web at www.andrewsatterlee.com.

www.andrewsatterlee.com  will be the official online home for Andrew and the entire ASR team and will feature everything there is to know about ‘Dews’ and the team including news, schedule, crew, sponsors, links, and photos from this upcoming season and past racing seasons. ‘The guys at JNJ Motorsports Media have really gone out of their way to provide myself and the whole ASR team with a website that will highlight us and our sponsors to all of our fans,’ Andrew said about the new website.

Satterlee’s 2011 schedule looks to mostly be weekly racing at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, PA and Marion Center Speedway in Marion Center, PA. “We’ll keep things mostly local but we will travel a bit as the season moves on,’ Andrew said, ‘We’ll hit a few of the Fastrak North East shows that are in the area and in Ohio. It should be an exciting season for us and we’re looking forward to getting this nasty cold weather out of here so we can all go racing!’

Andrew’s 2011 season is scheduled to open up this Saturday, April 2 at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongtown, PA, weather permitting. If Mother Nature can’t cooperate, Satterlee will attempt to open the season on Friday, April 8 at Dog Hollow where he will spend his Friday nights for entire month of April while ending the month at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex for a $1,200 to win Fastrak Northeast sanctioned even to be run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Andrew Satterlee and Andrew Satterlee Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2011 season: Satterlee Fuel, East American Motorsports, Laurel Logging & Lumber Inc., Daugherty Motorsports, Zero Wraps, JNJ Motorsports Media, Chad’s Lawn & Landscaping, VP Racing Fuels, Lias Tire, American Racer Tires, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, and Rocket Chassis.

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March 31, 2011

URBAN FORCE RACING NEWS

Beloit, Wisconsin: Urban Force Racing And "Showtime" Zack Riddle To Vie For MIS And Big 8 Series Titles In 2011
By Steve Pados, Urban Force Racing Media

Urban Force Racing with driver "Showtime" Zack Riddle enjoyed some great success in their first season of competing together as a team and the instant chemistry and friendship shared by everyone involved with the team has put the student manned racing team on the fast-line path to go after two titles in 2011 with the Madison International Speedway Late Model Title and the Big 8 Series Title the goals the team will be seeking to add to their successful racing resume for the team founded in 2007. The initial season of the successful pairing in 2010 had Zack finishing third in the final points tally for the season at the Madison International Speedway and just 21 points shy of the title captured by Jeremy Miller, who defeated Bobby Wilberg by a single digit to claim the title. The finish made it two times in succession that Zack wound up third in the final tallies, but his consistent runs in 2010 and gave Zack an outside chance for the title on the final night of competition at the speedway. In limited appearances in Big 8 Series competition, Zack finished a respectable 12th place in the final standings but will be looking to compete in all events in the upcoming 2011 racing season.

A look at the final point spread race at Madison brought about some dramatics right to the very end as reigning champion Jeremy Miller and many time titlist Bobby Wilberg duked it out until the very end and it created an exciting season at the Madison facility. The final points at Madison show defending track champion Jeremy Miller retaining his title with a one point advantage over Bobby Wilberg at 890 points to Wilberg's 889. Zack Riddle's late rally had him close the gap considerably and was third with 869 tallies. Scott Broughton rallied on his own to move into fourth place with 844 points and Ryan Goldade completed the top five with 834 markers. John Baumeister with 731, Dale Nottestad with 637, Nathan Oppliger with 610, Chad Stevens with 582 and Kevin Knuese with 560, completes the top ten point finishers for the successful racing season at MIS.

Team Manager Pete Raskovic was very enthusiastic when discussing the new season ahead for his Urban Force Team. While Raskovic was pleased with the overall performance of the team and driver in their first season together, he will seeking to make sure all of the components are in place in 2011 to make it even better. Through a phone conversation Raskovic stated, "The 2010 racing season triggered another leap in what the program was originally set out to be, a learning experience for the students to gain insight on what it takes to be become a certified automotive technician and to become a team player in the work place. I feel the season was a great experience for everyone involved with Urban Force Racing. The team overcame a disappointment or two that hurt our chances a bit for the title but they never let down and I was truly proud of them and all of the accomplishments we earned as a team for the season".

Zack Riddle has raised the bar in his career each step of the way as he began his racing career in 2000 at the age of ten in the go kart divisions and raced with them successfully until the end of the 2003 racing season. In 2004, Riddle took his first ride in a Late Model type race car and ran an aborted season, competing in just six events at the Madison International Speedway. Riddle began to run the Late Model division as a regular in 2005 and has been a fixture at the speedway ever since, winning his first feature at MIS in 2006. When the Madison track ran Super Late Models in 2008, Riddle was selected as the Rookie of the Year in the now defunct division. Riddle was also named the fan's favorite driver in 2009, a title he also captured in 2006 and adding to his "Showtime" nickname.

The Urban Force Racing Team has enjoyed a great history in motorsports since launching the program in 2007 and has sought to improve upon their marks each succeeding year in racing. Team Manager Pete Raskovic, who with the late ABC Supply owner Ken Hendricks was able to forge ahead with the launching of the initial program, has been the mainstay of the student oriented racing team is quite proud of the success of the many students who have been educated within the Urban Force Racing Team program. The schedule for the team in 2011 includes a trip to Rockland Speedway in Illinois on April 17th to kick-off the hunt for the Big 8 Series Title and then back to Madison International Speedway for a series of practice dates starting on April 23rd in preparation for the May 22nd opener at the speedway.

An updated Lefthander Chassis is the basis for the race car that is housed at the Hendrick Center For Automotive Technology, the School's Technical program. The unique concept of teaching students the inner workings of a race car along with all of the technical background in automotive technology, sets the Urban Force program apart from the typical normal school day. The students are hands on and work with a purpose as the program is the model for similar technical programs across the country. The new student team for the 2010 racing season consists of Ryan Sarri, Tom Landwehr, Addison Graves, Alan Vargas, Omar Martinez and Michael Raskovic. The students will be paired with the existing Urban Force Team members that include Team Manger Pete Raskovic, Crew Chief Steve Riddle, Steve Bruno, Chad Manor, Doug Boley, Steve Gassman and County Judge James Beer. With a new driver and Crew Chief on board for 2010, Urban ForceTeam Manager and Crew Chief Pete Raskovic is well aware of the benefits and the challenges ahead for the student manned pit crew. As new team members join the fold, it is up to Raskovic to support, teach and mold the team members into a cohesive operating unit. Sponsorship for the Urban Force Racing Team will once again be provided by the ABC Supply Company with additional sponsorship support coming from Fat Wallet.com, Green County Farm Bureau, and Keystone Farms Natural Cheese. Marketing partners include Skills USA, Roltek Racing Transmissions, MEP, Bassett Wheels, Lefthander, Welders Supply Company, Becky Werner Foundation, GA Motorsports Media and CARQUEST Gasoline Alley.

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BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby Varin Rallies Back For Sixth Place Finish At New Egypt
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Sharon Springs, New York super star talent Bobby Varin took the Commercial Roofing Racing Team on the road for the second straight weekend as the New Eygpt Speedway in New Jersey opened up their season with the running of the Cabin Fever ROC event with $10,000.00 on the line awaiting the winner of the 60-lap grind. The team worked extremely hard during the week to try to correct the problems that beset them at Selinsgrove as the small block car proved to have faulty igntion on the Friday night portion of the weekend and the Big Block car was down a few horsepower to the top runners on the Saturday portion of the event that saw Bobby finish in eleventh place when the checkered flag fell. Post-Tech after the event found the first and second place cars light at the scales and Bobby was credited with a ninth place finish to kick-off the ROC season.

New Egypt saw 63 hungry racers in line to qualify and Bobby finished third in the third heat race to lock himself into a starting position for the main event. Bobby began in 14th starting place and the rough track surface made for some anxious moments as the top-flight field tried to find the best lines to race to try to avoid the bumps. Bobby moved into the tenth spot by lap ten and when the caution was displayed on lap fifteen he had moved into seventh place. With 29 laps into the books Bobby had worked his way into sixth place and remained in sixth place at lap forty. Willie Osmun lost the handle on the his race car on lap-44 and left Bobby no where to go and the pair touched bumpers necessitating a yellow flag and sending both drivers to the rear of the field. Bobby wasn't done just yet and once again worked his way back through the field and landed in sixth place as the checkered flag on the event. Jeff Strunk was the winner with Jimmy Horton, Billy Decker, Stew Friesen and Ryan Watt completing the top five finishers.

The final touches have been put on the race cars the Varin Tram will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season ahead. With the April ninth opening of the famed Fonda Speedway, Bobby is geared and ready to defend the title he captured for the sixth time in his illustrious career in 2010. Bobby will be going after his fourth title in a row at Fonda and once again will be steering the famous 00 race cars of legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has been in the racing game for many seasons and indicated he would like to slow down a bit this season so it will be just Bobby racing with the Dover Brake banner. Two cars will be readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Pat Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants supplying the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his limited time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 46 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com  or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jason Covert to Open Season at Historic Williams Grove Speedway



York Haven, PA (March 24, 2011) Barry Klinedinst Motorsports and the three time Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) Champion and now two time Three State Flyers Series Champion Jason Covert, will open their 2011 season this upcoming Friday, March 25 at the famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA and a $2,000 to-win event at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA on Saturday, March 26.

Jason and his Barry Klinedinst owned Pre-Mach, Inc., Red Wing Shoes, Hershey’s Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis Monte Carlo #43A worked the bugs and beat the rust off this past Sunday at Hagerstown Speedway’s open practice in Hagerstown, MD. ‘I was very happy with the car, it’s the driver that is rusty,’ laughed Covert. ‘Even so, we’re very excited to get the season started; we have a couple new sponsors this year including Keyser Manufacturing and Jakes Custom Carts. I need to thank Scott Keyser and Brian Daugherty for all of their help this off-season and look forward to working with them this year, as well as Jakes Carts. They helped me out with getting a new driver suit that looks fantastic. I can’t forget the guys at American Racer Tires, those guys offer such a great product and great service, without them, I don’t know if we’d be the race team we are today. All of our sponsors and supporters are greatly appreciated.’

‘Also appreciated is what our Military are doing around the world to keep us safe and doing what we want to do over here in the United States,’ Jason emphatically stated, ‘I have a new found respect for those people as my 19 year old daughter Brittany is in the Air Force. So I want to thank Britt and all of the other soldiers out there risking their lives for us and our freedom.’

The BK Motorsports Team is set to open their season this Friday, March 25 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA and Saturday, March 26 at Winchester Speedway for a $2,000 to-win unsanctioned event. They will then head to Virginia Motor Speedway for an open practice session on Saturday, April 2 and back to Williams Grove and Winchester on April 8 and 9. On April 15 and 16 the team will be back in Jamaica, VA for the $25,000 to-win ‘Commonwealth 100’ sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Virginia Motor Speedway.

For more information on these events please visit www.williamsgrove.comwww.winchestervaspeedway.comwww.vamotorspeedway.com  or www.woolms.com

For more information on Jason Covert and Barry Klinedinst Motorsports visit their website at www.kmotorsports43a.com.

Jason Covert and Barry Klinedinst Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors for the 2011 season: Pre-Mach, Inc., Red Wing Shoes, Hershey Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Baker Carburetion, Bam’s Auto Center, Kuppy’s Diner, Dennis Eberly Building & Remodeling, American Racer Tires, Lias Tires, Kendall Oil, Dyers Rods, Stuhler Signs, KRS Graphics, VP Race Fuels, JNJ Motorsports Media, Beyea Headers, Trick, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Jakes Custom Carts, Quarter Master, and consulting from Robbie Allen Enterprises

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Misfortune Robs ‘Chubzilla’ Of Strong Run In ‘Cash Cow 100’ At Columbus; World of Outlaws Late Model Series Tripleheader On Tap This Weekend

BEAR LAKE, PA – March 23, 2011 – Chub Frank is never happy with a DNF, but he at least saw some positive signs before suffering an early departure in last Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Cash Cow 100’ at Columbus (Miss.) Speedway.

The 49-year-old veteran from Bear Lake, Pa., appeared primed to vault into the top five on a lap-64 restart during the inaugural early-season event. But just as he had a head of steam built up with an outside charge into turn three, his Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota Rocket car’s right-rear wheel broke and flew off, bringing him to an abrupt stop in turn four.

After starting fifth and running solidly inside the top 10 for the first 64 circuits, Frank found himself riding back to the pit area on the back of a tow vehicle. He did not return, leaving him 20th in the final finishing order.

“We had no vibration, no nothing – the wheel just broke,” said Frank, who sat in seventh place for the lap-64 restart. “Who the hell knows why it broke? It just did – just bad luck.”

Frank, who on Friday night timed ninth-fastest in the 49-car field and finished second in a heat race (despite crossing the finish line with his car’s engine silent due to a seized fuel pump that sheared off his power-steering pump on the final lap), tried to look at the bright side of his visit to Columbus.

“The car was pretty good,” said Frank. “I thought we were a little harder on tire than everybody – although I guess we had the same tire as (winner Darrell) Lanigan had on – and those yellows (on laps 61 and 64) came when we needed ‘em. I think we were gonna get a good finish.

“And that’s all I wanted – just to finish. I was gonna be happy with that, but it didn’t happen.”

Frank, who left Columbus tied for 11th in the WoO LMS points standings after three events, has spent the week on the road in anticipation of this weekend’s WoO LMS tripleheader. He’ll enter races at Ocala (Fla.) Speedway (March 25), Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. (March 26) and Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga. (March 27).

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.


 

 

 

 

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Geisler Racing Set to Begin their 30th Season with Sponsor #1 Cochran Automotive!



Cranberry Township, PA (March 22, 2011) The Geisler Racing Team, which includes National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Member Lynn Geisler and Crate Late Model standout Mike Pegher Jr., have been hard at work over the off-season and are looking to continue the winning tradition Geisler Racing has become known for over the past three decades.

Lynn will open his season this Friday, March 25 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA and will keep pace with the same type of local schedule that he has had in previous years once Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway (PPMS) opens up on Saturday, April 2. One difference in Lynn’s schedule this season will be when he takes a night off to let Mike Pegher Jr. take over in the #1 Cochran Automotive Super Late Model. ‘We’re going to get Mike into the Super a little bit this year,’ Geisler said, ‘but it’s all going to depend on scheduling and what makes sense for us to do. He’s still going to run the full Fastrak Northeast deal so when there’s no crate show anywhere, you may see him in the super.’

With the team celebrating their 30th Anniversary with sponsor #1 Cochran Automotive, Geisler and Pegher Jr. will both have ‘30th Anniversary’ banners incorporated in their decal wraps designed by Jason Fleming at JNJ Motorsports Media and printed by Zero Wraps. ’Thirty years is a long time for anything but to be associated with the same company for that long is something we are very proud of.’ Geisler commented, ‘It’s really a testament to Rob Cochran, #1 Cochran Automotive, and Jack Crowell for not just supporting Geisler Racing throughout the years but supporting our sport for as long as they have. They do a lot more with the sport than just help us out. They are very active in the local racing industry, almost every racer out there has benefited from #1 Cochran in some way over the past thirty years. We’re extremely proud and honored to have been a part of it.’

Lynn’s season kicks off this Friday, March 25 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA while Mike will be in action in the Super Late Model this Saturday, March 26 at Mercer Raceway Park for the $3,000 to-win, Unified Force Race Championship (UFO) sanctioned ‘Chiller Thriller’.

For more information on these events please visit www.lernerville.comwww.mercerracewaypark.com,  or www.uforacechampionship.com.
 
Geisler Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters, Lynn’s sponsors include: #1 Cochran Automotive, Hotsy Cleaning Systems, Tri-State Hose & Supply, JNJ Motorsports Media, K.A.R. Fab Race Car Bodies, Hoosier Race Tire, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Edge Racing Engines, Intergra Shocks, Port City Racing, VP Race Fuels Rocket Chassis, Zero Wraps, Jones Racing Products, Speedbear Fasteners, Setrab Oil Coolers, Appleton Power Rack & Pinions, Ultra Sheild Race Products, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, Bert Transmissions, and Turbo Start.

Mike’s sponsors include: #1 Cochran Automotive, Triple-S Auto Outlet, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance and Trucking, Tri-State Hose & Supply, JNJ Motorsports Media, National Brain Tumor Society, Pegher Custom Home Painting, Zero Wraps, K.A.R. Fab Race Car Bodies, Hoosier Race Tire, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Edge Racing Engines, Intergra Shocks, Port City Racing, VP Race Fuels Rocket Chassis, Jones Racing Products, Speedbear Fasteners, Setrab Oil Coolers, Appleton Power Rack & Pinions, Ultra Sheild Race Products, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, Bert Transmissions, and Turbo Start.

For more information on Lynn Geisler, Mike Pegher Jr., and Geisler Racing visit: www.lynngeisler.com  or www.mikepegherjr.com

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March 16, 2011

Richards Returns to Scene of Memorable Victory     

 

Columbus Speedway might be more than 750 miles from Josh Richards' home in Shinnston, W.Va., but the track always will hold a prominent place on his résumé.

 

It was at the high-banked, one-third-mile oval known as The Bullring where Richards took a major step toward his superstar status as the two-time defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion.

 

When Richards leads the WoO LMS contingent to Columbus Speedway later this week for the inaugural $20,000-to-win 'Cash Cow 100' weekend that opens the 2011 season, the soon-to-be 23-year-old sensation will think back to the memorable night he spent at the track nearly five years ago.

 

On Aug. 26, 2006, Richards won the first WoO LMS event contested at Columbus. Then a rising 18-year-old talent fresh out of high school and in his second full season as a regular on the national tour, he pulled off a dramatic late-race pass of eventual 2006 series champion Tim McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y., to earn the second WoO LMS triumph of his budding career.

 

"I remember that race well," said Richards, who celebrates his 23rd birthday March 22. "We won our heat and the dash (to earn the pole position for the 50-lap A-Main) and led (the feature) until McCreadie passed us. I had to pass him back and finally got by him with a few laps to go.

 

"Back at that stage of my career, that was a huge accomplishment. To pass a guy like McCreadie for the lead right at the end of the race -- man, that was cool."

 

The win at Columbus was the second in the first 93 starts of Richards' WoO LMS career, which he launched in 2004 by running a partial schedule in his father Mark's Rocket Chassis house car before going full time in 2005 and capturing the Rookie of the Year award.

 

Since then, he has won 26 A-Mains in 177 starts, which has him tied with Steve Francis, of Ashland, Ky., atop the tour's win list since 2004, at 28 victories.

 

The 2006 show in Columbus will stand as a turning point for Richards. He led the first 32 laps of that Columbus A-Main before McCreadie slid under him to assume command. But after a caution flag on lap 46 provided a final opportunity, Richards heeded the signals of his father, Mark, who was watching the race from the track's infield, and used the inside groove to regain the lead from McCreadie heading into turn three with two laps remaining.

 

"The track was kind of rough on the bottom that night," Mark Richards said. "Josh had run through the holes for a while, but then he moved out of them and McCreadie caught up and got by him. Josh just got back up on the wheel, went through the holes and passed him back late in the race for the win.

 

"That was probably one of Josh's first lessons in how aggressive you need to be to get the win. I'm sure that race showed him that if you want to win, you have to get up on the wheel and drive a little harder to get it done. That's been more or less his trademark throughout the last few years. When he has to be aggressive, he's aggressive."

 

Richards saw his future come into focus after the win at Columbus. He went from a ninth-place finish in the 2006 points standings to sixth in 2007, second in 2008, and first in both 2009 and 2010, becoming the first driver in the modern era of the series to win the title twice.

 

"We kind of struggled from the beginning to the middle of 2006, but toward the end of the year we kind of picked up our program," Richards said. "Our program had started to get on track, we were racing better together as a team everywhere we went and everything clicked that night (at Columbus). It's a fast little bullring, and I guess it just kind of fit my style. I've always liked places where you have to get up on the wheel and run hard.

 

"It definitely made me realize how hard you have to drive to win. Everybody you race with is so tough and they're all gonna give a 110 percent, so you just have to be that person who goes a little harder."

 

Richards hopes he can convert that extra desire into a big victory in the 'Cash Cow 100,' a blockbuster two-day program that brings him - and the WoO LMS - back to Columbus for the first time since March 2007. He captured the long-awaited first 100-lap win of his career last year at Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y., and he's ready to chase another at a furious, high-speed track that will present a supreme test to man and machine.

 

"I think it's going to be a real tough race," said Richards, who was 15th in his last WoO LMS start on March 24, 2007, at Columbus. "If the racing is like it was when we were there before, the racing is gonna be so hard it's gonna be hard to manage your tires and your equipment for a hundred laps, especially if it's got some traction to it."

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com.

 

 

 

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Josh Richards' No. 1 team carries support from Rocket Chassis, Kentucky Fuel Corporation, Cornett Racing Engines, Seubert Calf Ranches,Ernie D's Enterprises, ACE Metal Works, Petroff Towing, Tony Stewart Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Slavic Custom Decals, Valvoline, AEM, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Bearing Company, Autolite, Banshee Graphics, Barnes Systems, Beyea Performance, Brinn Transmissions, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Braswell Carburetion, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, CV Products, Dohm Cycles, Dyer's Top Rods, Fram Filters, Frankland Rearends, Howe Racing, LSI, MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction Brakes, Performance Rod & Custom, Rand, Ringers Gloves, Scott Performance Wire, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Tel Tech, TWM Racing Products, Trick Carbon Fiber Driveshafts, Jones Racing Products, TurboStart Racing Batteries, Ultra Lite Brakes, US Brake, Weld Racing Wheels, Will Kinzer Foundation, Wehr's Machine, Wilwood and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 


 
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Heading South: Chub Frank Returns To Action This Weekend At Mississippi’s Columbus Speedway

BEAR LAKE, PA – March 15, 2011 – Ready or not, Chub Frank will resume his 2011 racing campaign this weekend (March 18-19) with a trip to Columbus (Miss.) Speedway for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Cash Cow 100.’

The 49-year-old veteran standout from Bear Lake, Pa., would prefer to have a few more weeks off before returning to the grind of the WoO LMS because he’s been so busy helping customers in his shop for the past month, but the schedule is ready to crank up again so ‘Chubzilla’ will point his hauler south.

“The last few weeks have gone by real fast,” said Frank, who has been inactive since making his ’11 debut during the mid-February DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park. “I’ve been flat-out here in the shop getting customers taken care of. I wish I could say I was able to spend all this time working on my stuff because we struggled in Florida, but I’ve had to concentrate on taking care of all my customers I need to take care of.”

In between his own racing efforts, Frank puts together and sets up cars for a substantial number of dirt Late Model racers. The side work helps pay his team’s bills so he can stay on the road while competing without a major sponsor.

“You gotta do what you gotta do to keep going in this business,” said Frank. “You take all the work you can handle, and this winter we’ve been pretty busy. You gotta get everybody else happy before going hammer-down on your own stuff.”

Frank was expecting to work on customers’ equipment right up until departing for Columbus – most likely sometime on Thursday, which means he’ll likely be forced to miss Thursday evening’s open practice session at the one-third-mile oval. He wants to get caught up with as much of his workload as possible because he’ll be away from home for more than a week; after Columbus, the WoO LMS will contest a tripleheader weekend at Ocala (Fla.) Speedway (March 25), Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. (March 26) and Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga. (March 27).

Frank is hopeful that he can get his Corry Rubber/Lake Shore Paving/Hino Toyota Rocket machines rolling forward at Columbus, a high-speed bullring that has been good to him in the past. His previous visits there with the WoO LMS brought him solid finishes of fifth (August 2006) and fourth (March 2007).

The 'Cash Cow 100' weekend includes time trials and heat races on Fri., March 18, and B-Mains and the $20,000-to-win 100-lapper on Sat., March 19.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.


 

 

 

 

 

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MARCH 14, 2011
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STANBROUGH EYES HANFORD’S 360 SPRINT OPENER

Indiana Sprint Week Champion Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Ind. will make his USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car debut in this Friday’s race at Giant Chevrolet Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

Stanbrough, who earned the 2010 Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) Driver of the Year honors as a result of his second Indiana Sprint Week title, won five USAC National Sprint races last year, bringing his career total to 25. His victories include a 2009 win in the “Pacific Coast Nationals” at Tulare, which hosts Saturday night’s second West Coast 360 event.

Stanbrough is a 4-time HARF Driver of the Year, a 5-time KISS Sprint king, a two-time champion at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and a two-time winner of the prestigious “Tony Hulman Classic” Sprint race at Terre Haute, Ind. He was also named the 2006/2007 National Non-Wing 410 Driver of the Year.

Friday’s race at Hanford opens the 2011 West Coast 360 campaign as Craig Stidham of Fresno, Calif. opens defense of his 2010 championship.

Six different drivers were victorious in last year’s seven West Coast 360 races at Hanford. T.J. Smith scored twice, while Danny Faria, Jr., Justyne Hamblin, Bud Kaeding and Davey Pombo had single wins and Terry Schank, Jr. captured a special post-season non-points race.

Drivers who triumphed at Tulare last year were National race winner Bud Kaeding, plus 360 Sprint winners Kaeding, Dean Alexander, Richard VanderWeerd and two-time winner Stidham.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gregg Satterlee Set to Open Season at Lernerville and Mercer



Rochester Mills, PA (March 14, 2011) After a very successful 2010 racing season that included finishing third in points with the O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series, seven wins, and close to 60 events, Gregg Satterlee and the Gregg Satterlee Racing team will open their 2011 racing season on Friday, March 25 at Lernerville Speedway and Saturday, March 26 at Mercer Raceway Park for a $3,000 to-win United Force Race Championship (UFO) event.

‘2010 was a good season for us,’ Gregg said via telephone, ‘we didn’t have as many wins as we did in 2009 (twelve in ’09, seven in ‘10) but we did a little more traveling and competed against some different competition. Running the All Star Series was a good deal for us and to pick up a win with them was awesome. We’re proud of what we accomplished last season and hope to build on what we’ve done the past few years.’

A full 2011 schedule has not been determined yet but the schedule should look pretty similar to the past few years. ‘We’ll probably do the same thing we’ve done the past few years,’ Gregg said. ‘That kind of schedule works well for us and gives us the freedom to do what we want. We’ll do as many bigger shows as we can like Eldora, the Firecracker, the Dirt Track World Championship, and the World Finals in Charlotte and hit a lot of the World of Outlaws and Lucas Oil Series shows that are in the area. We’re looking forward to the season getting started.’

Gregg and his Gregg Satterlee Racing team will kick off the year on Friday, March 25 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA for their season opening event. The team will then head to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA for the $3,000 to-win, UFO sanctioned ‘Chiller Thriller’.

For more information on these events please visit www.lernerville.comwww.mercerracewaypark.com,  or www.uforacechampionship.com

For more information on Gregg Satterlee and Gregg Satterlee Racing please visit www.greggsatterlee.com

Gregg Satterlee and Gregg Satterlee Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2011 season: Satterlee Petroleum Distributors, East American Motorsport, JNJ Motorsports Media, Daugherty Motorsports, ZeroWraps.com, Laz-Fab, Lias Tire, American Racer, Joe Gibbs Racing Oil, Port City Racing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Rocket Chassis, VP Race Fuels, ASI Racewear, Bell Racing, R2C Filters and Weld Racing.

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March 9, 2011

BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- After Successful Florida Tour Bobby Varin Heads To Middletown For Motorsports Show With BestLine Lubricants
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Sharon Springs, New York super star talent Bobby Varin and his son Danny recently took part in the 40th running of the Dirt Super Nationals held at Volusia Speedway in Barberville, Florida. The four race tour had Bobby finishing in third place in overall points in the series behind Stewart Friesen and Brett Hearn. Bobby enjoyed solid finishes each evening for the races as he kicked off the start of the series with a sixth place finish on opening night. Bobby scored another sixth place finish on the following evening and improved one notch to fifth place on the third night of the racing action. The best was yet to come for the Commercial Roofing driving star as on the final night of competition with a $5,000.00 prize on the line, Bobby and Stewart Friesen locked up in an epic donnybroook battle that saw the pair swap the leap many times before Friesen prevailed with the win and Bobby finishing in the runner-up role. Bobby's son Danny struggled at times in his first trip to the Sunshine State and had finishes of 25th, 18th, 29th and a best finish of 15th in the final evening of the four race sked. Danny was scored in 22nd place for the series and did enjoy his first visit to Florida but was hoping for better results. Both drivers took part in the beach parade while staying in Florida with the Commcercial Roofing race cars.

This week will find Bobby heading up the BestLine Products Booth at the Middletown Motorsports Show held at the Orange County Fair Speedway Arena. Bobby will be on hand all three days from March 11th to the 13th touting the advantages of the high quality BestLine Products while taking some time to sign some autographs for his many race fans. BestLine Products have achieved a superior rating in all categories in test against similar manufacturers and are designed to protect, preserve and lubricate the engine and driveline components of the family car. BestLine Products have been utilized in racing conditions and have proven their value time and time again on the toughest of race courses in the world. BestLine Research International was founded in 2005 and continues to make huge strides in the vast sales market. Bobby Varin will show the advantages of the BestLine Products at the Motorsports Show and all attendees should make sure they stop by the booth to say hi as well as having any questions answered by Bobby himself.

Upon the team's return home from Florida, the final touches are being placed on the race cars the Varin Tram will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season ahead. The heart and soul behind the success of the double zero race cars is legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has been in the racing game for many seasons and indicated he would like to slow down a bit this season. With that scenario in place, the two car stable from a season ago with both Bobby and son Danny in the drivers seats will change with just Bobby racing with the Dover Brake banner. Two cars will be readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda where he will seek his seventh driving title and fourth consecutive title in a row. Bobby will put additional focus on seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will be back at Fonda in 2011 as he will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants will supply the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his limited time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of spectacular achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 46 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com  or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 9, 2011

Back In Action: Francis Heads To Golden Isles Speedway This Weekend

 

Steve Francis will head back into action this weekend (March 11-12) with a trip south to Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga., for the rescheduled ‘Super Bowl of Racing,’ a two-day show that was postponed by rain last month.

After spending the past three weeks hard at work in his Ashland, Ky., shop, Francis will attempt to begin erasing the memories of his frustrating February trip to Florida. He’s turned the page and plans to get back on track with his first competition since Feb. 19.

“We’ve been working on some things that will hopefully get us going in the right direction again,” said Francis, who will be behind the wheel of his Valvoline-sponsored Barry Wright cars. “We’re hoping to get down to Brunswick on Thursday to do some testing and then get after it this weekend.”

Following the Golden Isles program, Francis, who celebrated his first wedding anniversary with wife Amanda on Feb. 27, will stay busy for the remainder of the month with World of Outlaws Late Model Series racing. His schedule includes a visit to Columbus (Miss.) Speedway on March 18-19 for the $20,000-to-win ‘Cash Cow 100’ and a tripleheader weekend in the Southeast featuring stops at Ocala (Fla.) Speedway on March 25; Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., on March 26; and Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga., on March 27.

 

 

 

 

 

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Accord, NY - The "Seashore Slider" Anthony Moran Set To Make Accord Speedway Debut In 2011
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

After carefully considering his options for his racing efforts after the Bridgeport Speedway opted for a Crate Modified Division for the 2011 racing season, Point Pleasant, New Jersey resident Anthony Moran has made the decision to make the New York based Accord Speedway his home speedway for the new season ahead. Anthony made a couple of visits to the speedway last season as a spectator and couldn't believe the fast, tight and exciting racing action that took place in front of him. Anthony weighed heavily on his decision until waiting to hear of his former speedway's decision to drop the big block Modifieds from the weekly schedule and once the confirmation was made, "The Seashore Slider" began gearing up for racing with his big block race car at. Anthony has raced sporadically in the past few seasons and although the tow to Accord is a three-hour one way deal, he feels the tough competition and close racing proximities may just be the ticket as he moves into a new phase of his racing activities. Anthony kept up with the latest news at Accord throughout the 2010 racing season and is fully in tune with all of the great racing action at Accord and the many steps the Palmer Family has taken to make the Accord Speedway a showplace facility for drivers, owners and racing fans alike and is looking forward to putting his tire prints on the new racing surface Gary Palmer laid down before the first snow fell in Ulster County.

Anthony Moran will join fellow Garden Staters who have found a home at the "Gem in the Catskills" facility in the past. Ricky Wegner, Neil Harris, Sean Gunther, John Dixon and Doug Ostwald are some of the faces that competed in 2010 at Accord and Wegner and Harris have already confirmed their plans to return to the speedway in 2011. Anthony owns his own racing equipment and will join the racing wars at Accord with a completely refurbished 2007 Teo chassis race car that is outfitted with a 467 cubic inch Chevrolet power plant from Bayshore Motors in Toms River. Sponsorship for the team comes by way of a brand new sponsor for the team in 2011, Cancer Treatment Centers of America based out of Philadelphia. Anthony has worked dilgently with the CTCA to provide them with a necessary advertising outlet for the new season ahead as well as a more longer term sponsoship in the future. The engine wizardry of Anthony's good friends at Bayshore Motors and Barking Beauties compliment the list of sponsors along with some financing and moral encouragement from his parents. Anthony is actively seeking additional sponsorship for the new season ahead. Chris Grbac and the talented Darren McGaughey lend their assistance to the one-car team and McGaughey just may be called upon in the early stages of the new season to shake the car down at Accord. Anthony has been working non-stop on the race car and burning the midnight oil in hopes to have it ready for the upcoming IRCO sponsored 4th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show in Phillipsburg, New Jersey set to begin on March 6th.

Anthony works for the State of New Jersey and has been involved with racing for the past ten seasons. When not working in the garage on the race car, Anthony likes to settle in with watching a Benny Hill or Three Stooges Marathon on the TV screen. Plans for the team include a steady diet of racing at Accord with selected stops along the way scheduled for the OCFS, and Georgetown, Delaware. Anthony's best finish to date has been a sixth place showing in the Modified division and he has captured some heat race wins as well.

Anthony Moran and the rest of the six division Accord Speedway roster will test a brand new racing surface when they begin to pound the Accord clay with the first practice sessions scheduled for April 1st and April 8th. Rain dates for the practice sessions are set for April 2nd and April 9th. Opening night for Accord is set for April 15th with the running of the Annual Scott Harvey Memorial event. The 2010 season for the speedway and the Palmer Family was the greatest in the history of the speedway and the ongoing work on the grounds and the exciting offerings by the speedway in regards to the many types of racing equipment that will compete at the speedway during the season will continue to bring out the great crowds that have supported the Palmer Family and the racing activities at the "Gem in the Catskills".

The 2011 racing schedule is in place on the website and may receive a tweak here or there with some special events to be added should the scheduling work out to do so. Webmaster guru Jason Yaniga from the TriState Studios has revamped the Accord website to give it a fresh new look and will add many new features to keep the loyal race fans glued to the popular site.

Midweek Madness will kick-off on June 8th and the speedway has undergone some major changes with the weekly schedule of competition for the Wednesday night shows. Slingshots, Go-Karts, Quads up to 100cc, 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Legends, Bandoleros and Jr and Sr Four Cylinder divisions will all be going to war on the Accord high banks and the addition of the exciting new divisions will produce some excellent side by side racing on the ultra-wide channeled speedway. All interested competitors for the new divisions at the speedway should contact the speedway office or Media Correspondent Steve Pados regarding additional information about Accord and are encouraged to complete the Driver Profile Form as quickly as possible for use during the 2011 racing season at the speedway. Steve can be reached at: steveswp@ptd.net 

Many more topics will be highlighted during the next few weeks as the dates for the 2011 racing season are confirmed. The April 15th opening is projected for the start of the 2011 racing season at Accord while the Midweek Madness racing is slated for Wednesday evening on the 8th of June. For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, logon to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. For video work or questions regarding the purchase of videos from the exciting on-track action at the Accord Speedway, contact Jason at: http://www.tristatestudios.com  For the purchase of the recent banquet, action or victory lane track photos, contact Kevin at: http://kbsracingphotos.com 
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Boom Briggs Opens 2011 Season in Florida with UMP and WoO


Bear Lake, PA (February 21, 2011) Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs and the Boom Briggs Racing team have returned from their week long venture to Ocala Speedway in Ocala, FL and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL where the team competed in the 40th Annual Florida DirtCar Nationals presented by UNOH. The DIRTcar Nationals consisted of six straight nights of Super Late Model action including the first two events of the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season.

Boom saw his first action of the season at Ocala Speedway for the ‘Battle Between the Coasts’ on Sunday, February 13. After qualifying fifth in his group, Briggs worked his way to a second place finish in his heat behind 2009 and 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion Josh Richards. Boom started the $8,000 to-win event in the eighth position but pulled his Meridien Hardwoods, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, Asel Enterprises, Briggs Transport, Tony Stec Lumber, Chub Frank Racing, CJ’s Auto Transport sponsored 99B Rocket Chassis off the track early in the event because of rough track conditions relegating him to a 16th place finish.

‘Ocala was a tough deal for everyone,’ Briggs said on his way back to Bear Lake, PA from the sunny confines of Florida. ‘It was the first time we had the car on any track, everything was brand new. We went to Ocala to get some laps to shake everything down. Unfortunately, with the track conditions, we weren’t able to do that. It was also the first time I was in a car since the concussion I received at the end of last season (October 27, 2010), so I didn’t want to bounce my head around like that the first night out. We still had a week to go over at Volusia so we figured it’d be best to pull off and save the car for the rest of the week. ’

The next day it was off to Volusia Speedway Park for six nights at the 40th Annual Florida DirtCar Nationals presented by UNOH. It ended up being a long week for Boom and team as the team was unable to qualify for any of the six feature events. ‘We struggled to find the speed we needed to compete with those guys,’ Boom said, ‘we got better as the week went on but the speed just wasn’t there. Even though we weren’t as competitive as we would have liked, it was still a good week because I feel we got a lot of the bug worked out of the new car and it became more balanced as the week went on. I’m confident in what we accomplished in Florida, will translate into some good things when racing up our way gets started in about a month.’

Tentatively Boom Briggs and the Boom Briggs Racing Team will be in action at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA on Friday, March 25 and on Saturday, March 26 at the $3,000 to-win, UFO sanctioned ‘Chiller Thriller’ at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA. More details on Boom’s 2011 schedule will be available shortly as the team regroups from their Florida trip.

For more information on these events please visit www.lernerville.comwww.mercerracewaypark.com,  or www.uforacechampionship.com

For more information on Boom Briggs visit his website at www.boombriggs.com

Boom Briggs and Boom Briggs Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2010 season: Meridien Hardwoods, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, Asel Enterprises, Briggs Transport, Tony Stec Lumber, Chub Frank Racing, CJ’s Auto Transport, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis, Hoosier Racing Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Buccola’s, Sunset Dairy, Bodies by Lacki, GW Performance, Ohlins Shocks, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals, VP Racing Fuel, All Star Performance, Outerwears, Safety Solutions, Rush Performance, Hypercoils, K-B Carburetors, Argo Pit Equipment, Brinn Transmissions, Mason Racin, Wrisco Aluminum, Performance Friction Brakes, Speed Bear Fasteners, Ringers Gloves, Schuyler’s, Frankland, Motul Lubricants, Aurora Rod Ends, Kirkey, Tarpco Inc., Performance Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Wiles Driveshafts, Cruise with the Champions, Weld Racing, KRC Power Steering, Race Pumps, and Simpson Race Products.

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Josh Richards Ready for Another Big Season after Two Weeks of Racing in Florida



SHINNSTON, W. Va. - Feb. 22, 2011 - Josh Richards might have left Florida without a victory, but not without his champion's confidence. Despite going winless through his mid-winter trip to the Sunshine State for the first time since 2006, the soon to be 23-year-old from Shinnston, W.Va., flashed plenty of the speed and consistency that has brought him two consecutive World of Outlaws Late Model Series titles. He was one of just two drivers to qualify for all 13 features contested over the two-week, three-track dirt Late Model extravaganza and he came oh-so-close to pulling off an unprecedented fifth straight win in the WoO LMS season opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville.

"This is the first Speedweeks that we haven't won at least one race in five years," said Richards, who is beginning his eighth campaign behind the wheel of his father Mark's Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket No. 1. "That's obviously disappointing, but we also know the competition is so tough and you can't win 'em all. I feel like we were good, but things just didn't go our way like they have in the past.

"Everybody worked hard and did an awesome job, though, so I know we still have a great team. We'll just put this stretch of racing behind us now, move ahead and try to win races."

After Richards's initial attempts to kick off his 2011 schedule in the familiar Mark Richards Racing Enterprises mount were thwarted by three consecutive rainouts at Georgia tracks from Feb. 3-5 (he did win a heat race on Feb. 3 at Screven Motor Speedway before the program was postponed to Nov. 2), the driver known as the 'Rocket Man' headed to Florida. He began his extended stay there with six nights of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Winternationals competition at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton behind the wheel of the Ernie Davis-owned Rocket No. 25.

Richards was at the one-third-mile track outside Tampa, qualifying through a heat race for five of the six A-Mains. He registered a top finish of fourth in the 50-lap nightcap of the rain-necessitated day/night doubleheader on Feb. 11; his other finishes were 21st in the 30-lap feature on Feb. 8; 12th in the 30-lapper on Feb. 9; ninth in the afternoon 30-lapper on Feb. 11; 18th in the afternoon 40-lapper on Feb. 12; and 21st (after a late tangle) in the 75-lap evening finale on Feb. 12.

Back in his father's Rocket mount for a DIRTcar UMP/All-Star Late Model Series co-sanctioned special event on Feb. 13 at Ocala Speedway, Richards made a bid to sweep the night. He set fast time, won a heat and spent more than half the 50-lap feature distance battling for the lead with Austin Hubbard before settling into second place - the spot he was running when he popped a right-rear tire on lap 46 mere seconds after Hubbard had slowed with a flat tire of his own.

Richards, who salvaged a fifth-place finish after pitting at Ocala, spent the next six days competing in the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park. He was incredibly steady during the six-night meet, qualifying for every feature through a heat race and finishing outside the top 10 in just one A-Main. But while Richards's finishes were solid - in DIRTcar UMP action he placed fourth twice (30-lappers on Feb. 15 and 16), sixth (40-lap finale on Feb. 18) and eighth (30-lap opener on Feb. 14), and in the pair of WoO LMS 50-lappers he finished 14th (Feb. 17) and eighth (Feb. 19) - he didn't get the checkered flag he craved.

The 2011 WoO LMS lidlifter, however, nearly fell to Richards. He made a breathtaking charge forward from the seventh starting spot to grab the lead from Scott Bloomquist of on lap 29 and appeared headed to a fifth straight season-opening win, but on lap 41 he hit the ample cushion between turns one and two and ceded the top spot back to Bloomquist. With his right-rear damaged, Richards spent the remainder of the distance hoping to hold on to a runner-up finish - and unfortunately, on the final lap, the wheel finally broke off exiting turn two and he limped around the track to a 14th-place finish.

"I wanted to win that race so bad," said Richards. "I wanted to win it for five in-a-row, and I was trying to win that one for Darrell (Lanigan, who was unable to enter the WoO LMS season opener due to illness). That would've been our 29th Outlaw win and we drew pill No. 29 (Lanigan's number), so with him missing the show, if we would've won I was going to dedicate it to him."

Richards tried to cap the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH with a victory in the WoO LMS finale on the eve of the Daytona 500 but came up short. He climbed as high as fourth from the eighth starting spot in the 50-lapper before losing several spots on a lap-seven restart and never getting them back.

"We were kind of cruising in fourth, but that last restart we got shuffled back a little," said Richards. "(Dan) Schlieper came down a little - just racin' - and I shoved a little bit, so I just went straight to the top and ran there for about six or seven laps. My tires just got hot and chewed off, and by the time we got to the bottom we were just kind of holding on. I feel like our car was better than where we finished, but circumstances left us eighth."

Richards, who left Volusia ranked eighth in the WoO LMS points standings but third among drivers who are expected to follow the tour fulltime, plans to make his next start in the WoO LMS Cash Cow 100 weekend on March 18-19 at Columbus (Miss.) Speedway.

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com.

Josh Richards's No. 1 team carries support from Rocket Chassis, Kentucky Fuel Corporation, Cornett Racing Engines, Seubert Calf Ranches,Ernie D's Enterprises, ACE Metal Works, Petroff Towing, Tony Stewart Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Slavic Custom Decals, Valvoline, AEM, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Bearing Company, Autolite, Banshee Graphics, Barnes Systems, Beyea Performance, Brinn Transmissions, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Braswell Carburetion, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, CV Products, Dohm Cycles, Dyer's Top Rods, Fram Filters, Frankland Rearends, Howe Racing, LSI, MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction Brakes, Performance Rod & Custom, Rand, Ringers Gloves, Scott Performance Wire, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Tel Tech, TWM Racing Products, Trick Carbon Fiber Driveshafts, Jones Racing Products, TurboStart Racing Batteries, Ultra Lite Brakes, US Brake, Weld Racing Wheels, Will Kinzer Foundation, Wehr's Machine, Wilwood and Wrisco Aluminum.

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John Garvin Jr. Competes in Florida DirtCar Nationals at Volusia



Sarver, PA (February 21, 2011) 2010 O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series Rookie of the Year John Garvin Jr. and Copperhead Racing opened their 2011 season last week at Ocala Speedway in Ocala, FL for an $8,000 to-win UMP sanctioned event and at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the 40th Annual Florida DirtCar Nationals presented by UNOH.

‘Copperhead’ used a third place finish in his heat race to transfer him to the feature event at the season opening ‘Battle Between the Coasts’ at Ocala Speedway, but rough track conditions forced John to end his night early in the A-Main. ‘It was wild out there, that’s for sure,’ Garvin said about his 15th place finish at Ocala. ‘We still had a six nights of racing to go over at Volusia so I thought it was best to pull off during the first caution. We weren’t gaining any positions and I didn’t want to tear anything up the first night out.’

Garvin hoped that his strong run at Ocala would carry over to Volusia Speedway Park but it was more of a learning trip for John and team as they kept their expectations reasonable for the week. 'We learned as much as we could while we were down there,' said John. 'I knew we weren't going to go down there and set the world on fire, this was a learning trip for us so we're happy with the information that we've been able to soak in while there. We were hoping to at least make a show but we were more worried about learning as much as we could.' Garvin was unable to qualify for an A-Main event while at Volusia but believes he will be a better racer because of the trip. ‘The competition down there is unreal so even though I’m behind those guys, I’m out there learning. I’m learning my car and I’m behind them watching the lines that they run and their different marks on the track. It was definitely a beneficial trip for me and the guys.’

John Garvin Jr. and his Copperhead Racing team will kick off the year closer to home on Friday, March 25 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA for their season opening event. The next night Garvin will help open up Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA for the $3,000 to-win, UFO sanctioned ‘Chiller Thriller’.

For more information on these events please visit www.lernerville.comwww.mercerracewaypark.com,  or www.uforacechampionship.com

For more information on John Garvin Jr. and Copperhead Racing please visit www.johngarvinjr.com.

John Garvin Jr. and Copperhead Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2010 season: Garvin Scrap Metal, Graff Trucking, Sarver Landscape and Garden Supply, JNJ Motorsports Media, Precise Products, Precise Products, Thompson Scrap Metal, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals, Simon Racing Supply, Impact Racing, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, and Rocket Chassis.

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Feb. 15, 2011

Steve Fox and FireHouse Preparing for Busy 2011


Hazleton, PA (February 15, 2011)- Although the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards racing season kicked off at Daytona with Bobby Gerhart of Pennsylvania taking his seventh Daytona victory, another Pennsylvanian, Steve Fox and his crew have been hard at work preparing the Universe Racing FireHouse Dodge Charger for both Pocono races this season.

Following a crash near the end of the second event at Pocono last season, the car will be re-skinned, which means that the hood, which features the band FireHouse, will be up for an upcoming eBay auction and all proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the team charity. Prior to the auction, the hood will be autographed by band members CJ Snare, Bill Leverty, Michael Foster and Allen McKenzie and of course the pilot of the racecar, Steve Fox.

More announcements in regards to the entire schedule for Universe Racing will be announced near spring and not only the race team has big plans. FireHouse will be debuting a new album, which will be their first since 2003. The band plans to have the album release near spring.

For more information on Universe Racing and all of the team supporters, including Universe Towing and Autobody, FireHouse, AFR Productions, Valve Tech Sales LLC, Tri State Towing Equipment, Himmer Graphics, Weigand Combat Handguns, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, G-Force Racing Products, Long Island Skydiving, Eibach Springs and StockCar Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway, please visit www.universeracing.net.  Please visit www.firehousemusic.com  for FireHouse’s 2011 tour date schedule.

Sponsorship and marketing opportunities can be directed to Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing at www.tylerjett.com.
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Feb. 12, 2011

BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby Varin Racing Florida Bound To Kick-Off New Season
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Sharon Springs, New York super star talent Bobby Varin and his Son Danny along with one of the top crews in the Northeast have loaded up the rig and will be Florida bound this weekend as they prepare for the 40th running of the Dirt Super Nationals being held at Volusia Speedway in Barberville, Florida. The dates for the racing action are February 16-19 and both drivers are hoping to get a jump start on the Northeast racing season with some impressive performances in Florida. Bobby scored three top ten finishes a season ago in his return to Florida racing with a fourth place being his best finish on opening night and then following it up with a sixth and an eighth place finish that set the stage for another banner season in the Northeast as Bobby went on to claim his sixth Modified championship at the famous Fonda Speedway, finish in the runner-up role in the Utica Rome Speedway points and scoring a podium finish in the final Glen Ridge Speedway points chase. Along the way Varin rolled to another fifteen win season in the Northeast and his stellar performances cement his ranking as one of the top drivers in the world of Modified racing. Bobby finished in the runner-up role in the Thunder on the Thruway Series, captured fourth place in the final ROC points chase and was eighth in the final East Coast Modified Cup standings. Bobby went to the starting post 85 times in 2010 and enjoyed 45 top five finishes and 68 top ten finishes to compliment his win total.

Danny Varin will be making his first Florida start and is looking forward to new competition as well as racing at a new venue as he continues his education process in the world of Modified racing. Danny enjoyed a solid year in 2010 as he raced into the top five early in the season at Fonda and remained there until late in the points when a few mechanical failures rendered him to eleventh in the final Fonda standings. Danny enjoyed a solid campaign at the Utica Rome Speedway as well with a fine seventh place finish in the points standings coming his way. Danny is a brilliant young driving talent who has shown vast potential in his first couple of seasons in the Modifieds and in the process learning from one of the best in the business today with Dad Bobby mentoring his skills.

Both of the Varins will be strapping themselves into Ken Saya owned Commercial Roofing sponsored hot rod for the four night of racing activities. Ken is a longtime Modified owner and will be providing race cars throughout the season for Bobby in select Super Dirt Series events plus the ROC Tour.

Upon the team's return home, the final touches will be put on the race cars the Varin Tram will be going to the post with for the 2011 racing season ahead. The heart and soul behind the success of the double zero race cars is legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has been in the racing game for many seasons and indicated he would like to slow down a bit this season. With that scenario in place, the two car stable from a season ago with both Bobby and son Danny in the drivers seats will change with just Bobby racing with the Dover Brake banner. Two cars will be readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will be back at Fonda in 2011 as he will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsarus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants will supply the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his limited time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of spectacular achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 46 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com  or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 4, 2011

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - The "Ulster County Outlaw" Joe Winne Jr Set For Return To Accord Speedway After Five Year Lapse
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

After spending the past season diligently sitting in the grandstands and watching the great racing action at the Accord Speedway and wishing he was part of the program, Joe Winne Jr kept his hopes and dreams deep within his thoughts as the months clicked by. A phone call followed by a series of phone calls from a name from the Winne Family past resurfaced in the name of Rich Van Tassel and the conversations led to a game plan. In the plan, Van Tassel would purchase the latest in racing equipment for Joe Jr to return to the talented Accord Speedway roster of Modified drivers for the 2011 racing season. Winne last competed at Accord Speedway in 2006 but has stayed in tune with all of the racing action at Accord and the many steps the Palmer Family has taken to make the Accord Speedway a showplace facility for drivers, owners and racing fans alike. The Winne name has a long successful legacy associated with the racing at Accord as Grandfather Winne and Joe Sr were an owner and driver combination for many seasons at the speedway.
Joe Jr has logged many laps at the speedway as well having earned ten wins to date.

While there are many Winne racing fans who still regularly attend the races at Accord, having one of their own back in the thick of the battle just may cause another squeeze in the seats at the speedway as the "Ulster County Outlaw" was a very popular figure at the speedway while he was in competition. Joe's always on the gas style of driving should fit in well at the speedway as all of the drivers will be testing a brand new clay surface on the ultra-wide raceway in the spring. While chatting with Accord Speedway Media correspondent Steve Pados, Joe stated, "I was at most of the events last season at the speedway watching the drivers figure out the quick way around the facility. The track has changed a great deal since I last raced with the much higher banking and wider racing surface and I am sure to have a lot of catching up to do. I am just hoping to get the car dialed in at the early practice sessions so we can have a handle on the race car come opening night". Joe later added, "We hope to see all of the Joe Winne fans out at the track this season. I have a new lease on racing and know I will make the best of the great opportunity Rich Van Tassel has put in front of me".

During the winter months, Rich and Joe made the purchase of two race cars designed to follow the short track circuit in 2011. A brand new Teo machine with all of the bells and whistles will be the weapon of choice for the expected Modified battles at the Accord Speedway. Providing the powerful steam to the rear wheels will be a fresh 358 powerplant out of the Morrison shops. For action on the road, the team has a 2008 Teo race car purchased from Brett Hearn. The new team is looking at a steady diet of racing at Accord with selected trips made to Afton, Penn Can, Five Mile Point and some of the local ROC events. To complete the team, Tom Terry with many years of service to Joe Winne Sr, will step back into the role of Crew Chief for the new team and is excited to be back in racing after a long spell on the sidelines. Sponsorship for the team has been secured from 52 Auto Body located in Monticello, New York and LezRX Pharmacy located in nearby Accord. The team is seeking additional partners for the 2011 racing season and beyond.

Joe Jr is a HVAC Mechanic by trade and owns his own business, Benjamin Mechanical and his business will also serve as a sponsor for the team efforts. Joe Jr began racing at the age of 16 when his Dad used to let him take the race car out to hot lap each race day. Racing only in the Modified division in his entire career, Joe Jr has logged time at most of the speedways on the Southern Tier and besides the ten wins he has secured at Accord, also owns three wins at the former Lake Mocatek Speedway in Lakeville, Pennsylvania. Joe Jr was a runner-up in points in the Accord Fall Series events in 2004. Joe Jr admired his Dad as a competitor and realizes full well the legacy his Dad carried with him in racing career.

Joe Winne Jr and the rest of the six division Accord Speedway roster will test a brand new racing surface when they begin to pound the Accord clay with the first practice sessions scheduled for April 1st and April 8th. Rain dates for the practice sessions are April 2nd and April 9th. Opening night for Accord is set for April 15th with the running of the Annual Scott Harvey Memorial event. The 2010 season for the speedway and the Palmer Family was the greatest in the history of the speedway and the ongoing work on the grounds and the exciting offerings by the speedway in regards to the many types of racing equipment that will compete at the speedway during the season will continue to bring out the great crowds that have supported the Palmer Family and the racing activities at the "Gem in the Catskills".

The 2011 racing schedule is in place and may receive a tweak here or there with some special events to be added should the scheduling work out to do so. Webmaster guru Jason Yaniga from the TriState Studios has revamped the Accord website to give it a fresh new look and will add many new features to keep the loyal race fans glued to the popular site.

Midweek Madness will kick-off on June 8th and the speedway has undergone some major changes with the weekly schedule of competition for the Wednesday night shows. Slingshots, Go-Karts, Quads up to 100cc, 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Legends, Bandoleros and Jr and Sr Four Cylinder divisions will all be going to war on the Accord high banks and the addition of the exciting new divisions will produce some excellent side by side racing on the ultra-wide channeled speedway. All interested competitors for the new divisions at the speedway should contact the speedway office or Media correspondent Steve Pados regarding additional information about Accord and are encouraged to complete the Driver Profile Form for use during the season at the speedway. Steve can be reached at: steveswp@ptd.net 

Many more topics will be highlighted during the next few weeks as the dates for the 2011 racing season are confirmed. The April 15th opening is projected for the start of the 2011 racing season at Accord while the Midweek Madness racing is slated for Wednesday evening on the 8th of June. For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, logon to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. For video work or questions regarding the purchase of videos from the exciting on-track action at the Accord Speedway, contact Jason at: http://www.tristatestudios.com  For the purchase of the recent banquet, action or victory lane track photos, contact Kevin at: http://kbsracingphotos.com 
At the Accord Speedway............................................

A Trail Of Dirt Leads Right To Our Door

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 3, 2011

RYAN SMITH RACING NEWS

Snydersville, PA: Ryan Smith Finds Angel To Continue Indoor Battles In Providence This Weekend
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

After suffering a devastating crash last weekend when a fellow competitor ran him out of race track, Ryan Smith felt his chances to travel to Providence this coming weekend were out of the question. Ryan took one of the hardest hits of his racing career on Saturday night as his race car was forced into the unforgiving Jersey barriers, climbed the barriers, went upside down and was tossed like a rag doll back into the barriers causing severe damage to the race car. Even though Ryan was unhurt in the scary incident, the Moose's LZ Bar And Grille sponsored Hyper indoor race car was pretty much a write off and putting Ryan's intent to compete in Providence this weekend pretty much in jeopardy.

As the crew worked diligently to salvage anything they could from the remains of the crash, a call came to the S&S Speedway Shops on Tuesday evening in the form of Mike Dicely from the well-noted Hyper Race Car facility. Mike had learned of the hard crash in Atlantic City and felt he would be able to offer some assistance to the unfortunate situation that befell the spirited racer and his team. That being said, Mike offered his personal race car to Ryan for use in Providence for the weekend.

Ryan and Jason Vandoren have picked the car up and have readied it for competition on Saturday evening in Providence. In a short conversation Ryan stated, "Jason and I thank our good friend and angel MIke Dicely and the good people at Hyper for not only coming to our aid with a race car but they gave us a car that is capable of winning at the Donut Center. This is a golden opportunity for me and I am truly to honored to be given the chance to put this car in victory lane this weekend". Ryan further added, "The Micro racing community is much larger than most people will give credit too, but having great people stepping up and assisting in a crisis shows me and my team of the great support Micro racing is all about".

The 22 car will be the 44 car this weekend when the racing action begins and all of the sponsors who have been with the team from the start will continue to play a role in the support mechanism for us this weekend. Moose's LZ Bar And Grill, Tire Man, S&S Speedways, SVSS, VRP Shocks, Hyper Racing, JR Michalsky Heating And Air have all supported the team's efforts with financial and moral support from the start.

"Flyin" Ryan Smith is rated as one of the most versatile racers in the country with a 2010 racing season that saw him garner in 23 wins in a variety of race cars with four of those wins coming in ARDC competition. Always keeping his hat into the racing ring, Smith competed in both 270 and 600 Micro racing action, ARDC Midgets, CRSA and TSRS 305 Sprint divisions and toured the local tracks in the Gary King owned 360 sprinter. Smith met with great success in whatever race car he took to the post and set some additional milestones during the season by capturing his first ever 305 Sprint Car victory as he turned the trick at OCFS on July 17th in his very first competition at New York’s House of Speed. Smith later captured his first Sprint Car win in New Jersey when he won at New Egypt on September 6th in the John Tresch owned Sprinter. Smith further added to his laurels with his first ever 600 Micro Speed Week win at the Path Valley Speedway. Smith is a racer with plenty of flair for the dramatics as he captured the West End Nationals 600 Wingless Micro feature with a last lap move that proved to be a popular win for him with many of his local Kunkletown fans in attendance on that evening.

Smith was the biggest winner in the Northeast in 2009 based on the number of total wins in all divisions of racing. Ryan captured 26 wins two seasons ago in a variety of racing equipment that ranged from the 270 and 600 Micro Sprints to the USAC Silver Crown pavement cars. At 22 years of age, Smith has been seeking the much needed opportunity to launch his racing career totally onto the National racing scene but has been quite content to be racing locally against the many tough divisions of racing found here in the Northeast. Ryan’s Midget ride in 2010 has been a pairing with longtime ARDC Car owners Jerry and Karen Steward and has proven to be a great partnership that began late in the 2009 racing season. Ryan scored two wins at Bridgeport and lone wins at Williams Grove and Big Diamond Raceway in ARDC competition and put on quite a show with Tim Buckwalter at the Accord Speedway in July when the pair of driving talents traded slide jobs for more than half of the event until Buckwalter emerged as the feature winner with Smith a close runner-up. Ryan was the 2007 Rookie of the Year within the ranks of the ARDC organization and his driving exploits in the Slingshot ranks and all divisions of the Micro Sprints are now quite legendary. Touting more than 150 wins in his relatively young racing career, Ryan has earned two National Ford Focus titles and has captured the Gamblers Classic two times in the Slingshot ranks in Atlantic City and has been a double winner at the Fort Wayne Rumble. Ryan was the 6th in his initial season in the now defunct PRA Series. He also owns five track titles at surrounding racing venues in the local area. Making the transition back and forth between the dirt, pavement or indoor surfaces has shown the tremendous talent and versatility of the young Smith. While the Family owned Silver Crown car is just for racing the pavement events, Smith has a passion for dirt track racing and it has shown with his racing efforts wherever he turns up to compete. Ryan has won at just about every venue he has raced and drew high standards of praise with the Ron Sutton Winners Circle and Mike Loescher’s Finish Line Racing School.

For additional information regarding “Flyin” Ryan Smith and his racing apparel, go to his website at: www.ryansmithracing.com  For additional information and directions regarding S&S Speedways, go to: www.ssspeedways.com  or call the facility at: 570 420 5500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keith Barbara Launches Redesigned KeithBarbara.net

January 31, 2011 (South Park, PA) Keith Barbara and Forbes Field Motorsports have launched an all new keithbarbara.net produced by JNJ Motorsports Media for the 2011 season. The new site features a fresh new look along with all the information you need about Keith Barbara and Forbes Field Motorsports.

‘I don’t think I could be any happier with the new site,’ Keith Barbara said from his shop in Pittsburgh, PA. ‘JNJ Motorsports Media has supported me and our race team for a long time now. They have done an amazing job on the new site and I am just beside myself with how fantastic it looks. This just adds to the excitement we have going into the 2011 season. With the new MasterSbilt by Huey that we debuted at the end of last season and now the new site; we can’t wait for opening night this year.’ Barbara continued, ‘I need to thank the guys at JNJ Motorsports Media for being such a huge asset to our team and for the brand new site. Not just them but all of our sponsors. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do this and their support is greatly appreciated.’

Keith and the Forbes Field Motorsports team tentatively look to start the season on March 26, 2011 at Mercer Raceway Park for the season opening, $3,000 to-win, ‘Chiller Thriller’ sanctioned by the Unified Force Race Championship (UFO) tour. A full 2011 schedule will be released soon as more schedules become available.

For more information on Keith Barbara visit his website at www.keithbarbara.net 

Keith Barbara and Forbes Field Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for the 2010 season: Forbes Field Garage, JNJ Motorsports Media, RanGroup Racing Tours, Triangle Benefit Services, Forbes Field Motorsports, MasterSbilt by Huey, Domhoff Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Speed Bear Fasteners, Snap-on Tools, Potoka Trucking, Wal-Fab Race Car Bodies, and Frankland Rear Ends.

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January 28. 2011

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - The "Master Blaster" Steve Meilleur Sets The Charges For Return To Accord Speedway Wars
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Wassaic, New York speedster Steve Meilleur was missing in action at the Accord Speedway from the middle of the 2009 racing season until the final event of 2010 as a shift in his regular job required Steve to look to a Saturday night venue to do his racing activities. While his many fans at the Accord Speedway missed his hard-charging style of driving, the fans at Lebanon Valley Speedway greeted the new driver with respect and friendship and Steve went on to score two wins during the 2010 racing season at the Valley of Speed and finished up the season with a strong seventh place showing in the final points at the speedway. An opening in the Meilleur Racing Team schedule found Steve back at his former stomping grounds for the end of the season King of the Catskills spectacular. Steve picked right up where he left off and raced up-front for the entire 50-lap Sportsman event and came away with a solid seventh place performance and a new found respect for the "Gem in the Catskills" racing facility.

During the winter months, the team has made adjustments to their racing schedule and the "Master Blaster" will once again return to the Ulster County speedplant to do battle with all of the other top flight Sportsman campaigners at the speedway. The rules of engagement at Accord are quite simple, have good equipment to do battle with, have good support behind your racing efforts and drive fast with control and perception. Steve exhibited those traits and more when he raced three-time Sportsman champion Brian Krummel for the speedway title back in 2008. Steve encountered a couple of problems late in the season and the problems were large enough to allow Krummel to overtake him in the points chase to gain his first title at the speedway. Steve captured two wins during the 2008 racing season and finished in the runner-up role just 19 points behind the champion. During the season of rain in 2009, Steve only raced a partial season at Accord and still finished up 14th in the final point rankings. In a chat with Accord Media correspondent Steve Pados, the personable Steve was quick to point out how racing at Accord improves a driver's skill level. Steve stated, "The lessons learned in competing at Accord are a valuable lesson to anyone who desires to take his racing to the next level. The racing is action packed from start to finish and the drivers are all good and the great mix of driving talent keeps the racing in close quarters and the drivers learn to go three wide and more and do it lap after lap in just thirteen seconds". Steve further added, "The close racing action and the talent keeps you thinking each second you are on the racetrack. On the bigger tracks you do have the time to take a breath of fresh air when racing on the straights but at Accord you wonder if you even breathe during the course of the event. I am looking forward to heading back to Accord and race with a great bunch of guys and re-newing acquaintances with the great fans at the speedway".

The Meilleur Racing Team is family owned and headed up by Steve's father Ted Meilleur who was a former racer himself back in the 80's. The team will have two cars to race during the season and the 2004 Teo creation will be the race car Steve will use for his Accord activities. The car is equipped with a powerplant out of the A & C Performance shops and is ready to go for the new season. The newer 2009 Teo machine will also have power supplied by A & C Performance and will be used for the Lebanon Valley racing action. All Team Sponsors from a season ago return to the Meilleur Racing Team and headed up by longtime sponsor Pelletier Brothers Old School Plumbing and Heating, Boardman Trucking and Excavating, Boomer's Performance, LET Fabrications and Murphy's Speed and Custom. While the crew is limited to the numbers of physical help, the knowledge gained in the sport in working with the great Andy Bachetti and former driver and now NASCAR wrench Richie Burgess, has the team keeping the equipment fresh and prepared for battle each and every week. Steve's fiance Nichole and young son Mason supply the cheering squad for the popular driver.

Steve is a Miner/Blaster by trade and has been plying his trade in racing for the past five seasons. Steve is hoping for a quick start out of the gate to enable him to make his sixth season in the sport his best to date. Steve has three career wins at Accord and two at Lebanon Valley. Steve earned a full scholarship in high school as an outside linebacker to go on to Hofstra University and play for the Flying Dutchman. Steve later received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College. Steve picked up on the sport early as he followed his Dad's racing exploits and later became involved with Go-Karts to kick off his career in racing when he competed at the Mid-Hudson Speedway.

Meilleur and the rest of the six division Accord Speedway roster will see a brand new racing surface when they begin to pound the Accord clay with the first practice sessions scheduled for April 1st and April 8th. Opening night for Accord is set for April 15th with the running of the Annual Scott Harvey Memorial event. The 2010 season for the speedway and the Palmer Family was the greatest in the history of the speedway and the ongoing work on the grounds and the exciting offerings by the speedway in regards to the many types of racing equipment that will compete at the speedway during a season will continue to bring out the great crowds that have supported the Palmer Family and the racing activities at the "Gem in the Catskills".

The 2011 racing schedule is in place and may receive a tweak here or there with some special events to be added should the scheduling work out to do so. Webmaster guru Jason Yaniga from the TriState Studios has revamped the Accord website to give it a fresh new look and will add many new features to keep the loyal race fans glued to the popular site.

Midweek Madness will kick-off on June 8th and the speedway has undergone some major changes with the weekly schedule of competition for the Wednesday night shows. Slingshots, Go-Karts, Quads up to 100cc, 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Legends, Bandoleros and Jr and Sr Four Cylinder divisions will all be going to war on the Accord high banks and the addition of the exciting new divisions will produce some excellent side by side racing on the ultra-wide channeled speedway. All interested competitors for the new divisions at the speedway should contact the speedway office or Media correspondent Steve Pados regarding additional information about Accord and are encouraged to complete the Driver Profile Form for use during the season at the speedway. Steve can be reached at: steveswp@ptd.net 

Many more topics will be highlighted during the next few weeks as the dates for the 2011 racing season are confirmed. The April 15th opening is projected for the start of the 2011 racing season at Accord while the Midweek Madness racing is slated for Wednesday evening on the 8th of June. For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, logon to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. For video work or questions regarding the purchase of videos from the exciting on-track action at the Accord Speedway, contact Jason at: http://www.tristatestudios.com  For the purchase of the recent banquet, action or victory lane track photos, contact Kevin at: http://kbsracingphotos.com 
At the Accord Speedway............................................

A Trail Of Dirt Leads Right To Our Door

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 14, 2011

BOBBY VARIN RACING NEWS

Sharon Springs, NY- Bobby Varin Racing Defines Plans For The 2011 Racing Season
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Back in the early seventies the sight of a blue and white double zero race car meant Floridian Buzzie Reutiman was in the house and stood a very good possibility of carting off a good portion of the prize money when it came time to lean in to the payout window at the end of the evening. Fast forward to the current day and the famous double zero is still a hands-on favorite to capture a large portion of the speedway purse at the end of the racing action, but this second coming of the famous double zero race car is now in the capable hands of Sharon Springs, New York super talent Bobby Varin. Bobby is coming off a brilliant 2010 season of racing competition that saw him capture his sixth Modified championship at the famous Fonda Speedway, finish in the runner-up role in the Utica Rome Speedway points and scoring a podium finish in the final Glen Ridge Speedway points chase. Along the way Varin rolled to another fifteen win season in the Northeast and his stellar performances cement his ranking as one of the top drivers in the world of Modified racing. Along the way, Bobby finished in the runner-up role in the Thunder on the Thruway Series, captured fourth place in the final ROC points chase and was eighth in the final East Coast Modified Cup standings. Bobby went to the starting post 85 times in 2010 and enjoyed 45 top five finishes and 68 top ten finishes to compliment his win total.

With the successful season completed, the team began to look at the options for the 2011 racing season ahead of them. The heart and soul behind the success of the double zero race cars is legendary car owner Dave Cruickshank and his Dover Brake business. Cruickshank has been in the racing game for many seasons and indicated he would like to slow down a bit this season. With that scenario in place, the two car stable from a season ago with both Bobby and son Danny in the drivers seats will change with just Bobby racing with the Dover Brake banner. Two cars will be readied for Bobby for the upcoming season with both of the race cars coming out of the Bicknell shops and powered by JPM motors. The team will concentrate on two nights of competition with Bobby set to defend his championship crown from a season ago at Fonda and seeking to gain the elusive championship crown at Utica Rome. Bobby led the points battle at Utica Rome for most of the past season until a couple of mechanical failures late in the season stifled his chances for the 2010 title. Son Danny will be back at Fonda in 2011 as he will return to the seat of the Ed Monger owned Magsrus sponsored hot rod. Danny had a pervious stint in the race car two seasons ago. The race machine is out of the Teo Shops and will carry a Gary Waters powerplant to supply the power to the rear wheels. Danny raced hard all of last season and remained in the top five in points for most of the campaign until he too was bitten by mechanical failures that dropped him to eleventh place when the points chase ended.

Bobby will once again be aboard the Marv Pedrick/Andy Romano owned racer for his battles at Glen Ridge. A new race car out of the Bicknell Shops will have a selection of Morrison or Jeff Boyd powerplants to choose from for the racing action and the car may be utilized for select additional events later in the season. Bobby will once again join forces with Ken Saya and the Commercial Roofing Team for all big shows and the ROC Dirt Series. A brand new race car was in place for the team at Syracuse and was later utilized for the Eastern States race at Orange County and World Finals races at Charlotte where Bobby landed a pair of sixth place finishes on National TV. Another Bicknell car is in the stable and will compliment the team with Morrison and Kevlar powerplants will supply the go-power. Bobby has also enjoyed his entry into the world of sprint car racing and once again will find the Pete Demitraszek sprinter available to him for select excursions where Bobby can pull off double duty at the facilities. Danny Varin tried his hand at sprint car racing last season and enjoyed his limited time in the seat and he too will find some time behind the wheel of the 305 Cuomo Sprinter at select events in the area.

Bobby has enjoyed a great career in the annals of racing. He is a past winner of the season ending classic Eastern States event held at the Orange County Fair Speedway having won the event in 2003 with a spectacular performance to claim the win, a win that remains high on the list of spectacular achievements in the illustrious career of Bobby Varin. Bobby has also captured two New Yorker triumphs in recent years at the Utica Rome Speedway. In 2008 Bobby won the event in a 200 lap version and this past year won again this time leading every lap in a shortened version 100-lap grind in the curtain closer at the speedway. Even larger for Bobby in 2011 will be a couple of benchmarks in his racing career. Bobby currently ranks in seventh place among the all-time features winners at the Fonda Fairgrounds with 46 wins having surpassed the legendary Bill Wimble this past season who owned 43 wins to his credit. Former Fonda greats Mike Romano with 48 wins, Pete Corey with 50 wins and Kenny Shoemaker with 54 wins are next in line and Bobby is hoping for a stellar season to slide past this legendary trio of great competitors.

The Varin team continues to seek the same winning formula for success they enjoyed in 2010. The car owner for the Varin Team is the legendary Dave Cruickshank and the hard working team is headed up by Crew Chief John Bakuzonis, and crew members Dave Cross, Jeff Preston, Tyler Preston, Jack Hanna, Bob Gray and Garret Sagatis. With additional cars in the stable for Varin with the Commercial Roofing entry and the Romano/Pedrick machine, the 2011 season ahead will be full of racing excitement from beginning to end.

The Varin Family credits much of their success to their fine group of sponsors who continue to support their racing efforts. Dover Brake, Joe Bertothy Racing, JSB Fabrications, Countryman CARQUEST, Land Designs, Supply Wagon Rentals, Corigliano Towing, Leslie Home Improvement, GA Motorsports Media and Boys Club of America have all been solid in their support of the Varin racing efforts and encourage the racing community to support all of these fine sponsors whenever they have the capacity to do so. The Varin Team also welcomes new sponsor Jeff Bristol Trucking to the fine list of sponsors for the team. Bobby and Danny Varin would like to thank their their loyal fan base for the strong support in the past and look for continued support into the 2011 racing season and beyond. More updates will follow shortly for the Varin Racing team efforts. Follow the success of the 00 and 93 Varin Racing Team at their respective websites with all of the latest updates and information at: http://www.bobbyvarin.com or http://www.dannyvarin.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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URBAN FORCE RACING NEWS

Beloit, Wisconsin: Urban Force Racing Mourns Loss Of Bruce "BT" Wilberg
By: Steve Pados, Urban Force Racing Media

Urban Force Racing, ABC Supply and the Midwestern racing community were stunned by the sudden passing of Bruce Thomas "BT" Wilberg, age 69, of Stoughton, who passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. The student manned race team along with the staff and team sponsors offer their deepest condolences to the Wilberg family with his passing.

Mr Wilberg was born on Aug. 30, 1941, in Stoughton, a son of the late Arnold and Mae (Jensen) Wilberg. He was united in marriage on Jan. 11, 1965, to Barbara Bunnell of Stoughton. Mr Wilberg worked at many area businesses in Stoughton and later retired from Omedia of Madison at the age of 62.
Affectionately referred to as "BT", Mr Wilberg enjoyed racing stock cars on the local area race tracks and in later years turned over the driving chores to his son Bobby Wilberg, who has carried on the family racing tradition. "BT" enjoyed a great passion for building race cars, restoring cars, going to car shows, gun shows, swap meets, bowling, fishing, and spending time at the shop with his many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara Wilberg of Stoughton; a son, Bobby (Terri) Wilberg of Beloit; a daughter, Brenda Wilberg of Brooklyn; four grandchildren, Jenna, Chris and Brad Larson, and Zachary Wilberg; a great-grandson, Riley Black; a brother, Rodney (Pat) Wilberg; a sister-in-law, Gen Wilberg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Wilberg; and his parents, Arnold and Mae Wilberg. Most importantly, he enjoyed helping his wife plan her flower gardens and replanting her flowers and plants throughout their yard.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton, where the family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Following the service, a gathering will be held at the Stoughton VFW hall.


Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect St. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com

The Urban Force Racing Team enjoyed a great relationship with the Wilberg Family since the inception of their entry into motorsports in 2007 and the Wilberg Family with Bobby Wilberg was a major force with the team during the 2008-2009 racing seasons. Team Manager Pete Raskovic, who with the late ABC Supply owner Ken Hendricks was able to forge ahead with the launching of the initial program, has been the mainstay of the student oriented racing team and offered his thoughts with "BT's " passing. Raskovic stated, " "BT" was one of the friendliest guys a person could meet as his soft demeanor, laughter and old school of thought was the make-up of his character and you would know from the moment you spoke with him he would be teaching you something about life". Raskovic further added, "BT" touched the hearts of all us here at Urban Force Racing and he will be forever missed but never forgotten as we carry on in life".

For further updates regarding Urban Force Racing, go to their newly revamped website at: http://www.sdb.k12.wi.us/memorial/urbanforceracing/team/team.htm  For information regarding UFR team driver Zack Riddle, logon to: http://www.zackriddle.com/4.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 6, 2011


ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Hometown Ace "Little" Richard Smith Anxious to Kick-Off 2011 Accord Speedway Season
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

After pondering his next step in the competition phase of his racing endeavors for 2010, Richard Smith, through the help of his father, decided to take a drive down the road a couple of miles and pay a visit to the recently retired Modified talent Barry Davis, who was in the process of selling his racing equipment after a long and illustrious career behind the wheel of a race car. Davis and the Smith Family came to a quick resolve on the purchase of the race car and the car was prepped to go racing at the Accord Speedway, less than a mile from the Smith family residence. Smith began cautiously for even though he did a bit of racing in 2008 in the Spec Sportsman division and was a credited with a win, the Modified racer was a far tougher animal to tame and Smith took his time in learning the ropes. Another drawback for the team was the fact the newly formed team was already a month behind in getting to the track to begin their racing season. Smith was quick to the task as the local railbirds took note right from the start that "Little Richard" was hitting his marks on the race track and soon was dicing it out with the top names who make up the great weekly roster at the "Gem in the Catskills".

Fast forward to July 16th, Smith took advantage of an outside pole starting position and charged into the lead as he and Jersey Duke Sean Gunther drove off of turn two on the opening lap. Smith kept the power-band of the motor cranking and moved into the lead. Smith, at seventeen years of age, showed great poise as one by one the march to the front from the Accord big dogs was going to put some extreme pressure on the young wheelman. Smith kept hitting his marks off the top shelf and veteran Robbie Green took his show to the bottom of the facility. Danny Johnson became a factor and stayed in the middle of the race track and the "Wild Child" Andy Bachetti moved in to challenge using all of the race track to attack from. Smith held off all of the challenges on this evening and roared to victory in the the 30-lap feature event held in honor of the late great Joe Winne. Smith captured the win in his sixth Modified outing and in doing so held off some of the best in the business in doing so.

The event was the highlight in the young career of Smith and he is anxiously awaiting the Spring weather to kick off his first full season as a Modified competitor at Accord. Smith will be returning with the same 2007 PMC Chassis creation but the car has been thoroughly gone over during the winter months and the race car will receive a new skin as well as will some fresh graphics for the new season ahead. The motor has been sent out to the experts at Turco Machine to be refreshened so the Smith Racing Team will basically have a brand new race car to begin the season with. Richard Smith Sr is listed as the owner of the race car and the team has done an excellent job in bringing on sponsors for the racing ventures. Smith Logging and Landclearing, Tri-State Hardwoods, LW Tree Service, Exit Realty and R Lapp Excavating and Trucking will lend the financial assistance for the team to compete at Accord.

Smith was a many time Quad Champion at Accord and while he still enjoys the Quads, his foray into the Modified division and the big victory in the Joe Winne Memorial event has the youngster craving for more of the same. While he realizes he still has a bunch to learn in the Modified wars, Smith knows that learning as you go is as good a teacher as any. Smith credits track champion Jerry Higbie for pointing him in the right direction as far as set-ups and reading the track through an evening of racing.

Smith and the rest of the six division Accord Speedway roster will see a brand new racing surface when they begin to pound the Accord clay with the first practice sessions scheduled for April 1st and April 8th. Opening night for Accord is set for April 15th. The 2010 season for the speedway and the Palmer Family was the greatest in the history of the speedway and the ongoing work on the grounds and with the exciting offerings by the speedway in regards to the many types of racing equipment that compete at the speedway during a season will continue to bring out the great crowds who have supported the Palmer Family and the racing activities at the "Gem in the Catskills".

The 2011 racing schedule is in place and may receive a tweak here or there with some special events to be added should the scheduling work out to do so. Webmaster guru Jason Yaniga from the TriState Studios has revamped the Accord website to give it a fresh new look and will add many new features to keep the loyal race fans glued to the popular site.

Midweek Madness will kick-off on June 8th and the speedway has undergone some major changes with the weekly schedule of competition for the Wednesday night shows. Slingshots, Go-karts, Quads up to 100cc, 270 winged Micros, 600 wingless Micros, Legends, Bandoleros and Jr and Sr Four Cylinder divisions will all be going to war on the Accord high banks and the addition of the exciting new divisions will produce some excellent side by side racing on the ultra-wide channeled speedway. All interested competitors for the new divisions at the speedway should contact the speedway office or Media correspondent Steve Pados regarding additional information about Accord and are encouraged to complete the Driver Profile Form for use during the season at the speedway. Steve can be reached at: steveswp@ptd.net  The Palmer Family are now authorized dealers for the Northeast Legends race cars and can be contacted at the speedway hotline for further details.

Many more topics will be highlighted during the next few weeks as the dates for the 2011 racing season are confirmed. The April 15th opening is projected for the start of the 2011 racing season at Accord while the Midweek Madness racing is slated for Wednesday evening on the 8th of June. For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, logon to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. For video work or questions regarding the purchase of videos from the exciting on-track action at the Accord Speedway, contact Jason at: http://www.tristatestudios.com  For the purchase of the recent banquet, action or victory lane track photos, contact Kevin at: http://kbsracingphotos.com 
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Boom Briggs Talks with Dirt Cast, 2011 Season Rapidly Approaching


Bear Lake, PA (January 5, 2011) After Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs of Bear Lake, PA had his 2010 season come to an abrupt end after an ATV accident in October, it’s been nothing but hard work preparing for the 2011 season since.

‘Chub (Frank), myself, and the rest of the guys with CFR (Chub Frank Racing) have been in the shop pretty much every day since the ‘World Finals’ in Charlotte. 2010 wasn’t the best of years for Chub or I but we’re determined to have a better 2011 season,’ Briggs said from the CFR shop in Bear Lake, PA. ‘We’ve been working very closely with Mark Richards and Steve Baker from Rocket Chassis to get our stuff back to the way it was a few years ago. Chub has a brand new car sitting here not done and I have a brand new car sitting here not done; it’s been a very busy winter for us with all of the CFR customers coming in and out of the shop but we’re looking forward to getting everything done and having a successful trip to Florida in February.’

Boom also took a minute to talk with Dave Seay at Dirt Cast about his 2010 season, winning the United Late Model Series (ULMS) title, the ULMS Series, the ULMS competitors, finishing fourth in All Star points, his four wheeler accident, what he has learned by touring, the regional tours and competitors in his region, the business that he and Chub Frank have put together, heading to Volusia Speedway Park for the Winter Nationals and his plans for 2011.

‘Dave does so much for us drivers at Dirt Cast and any time he calls I make sure I make time for him,’ Boom said about his interview with Dirt Cast. ‘All of the media outlets out there do a great job in covering us and our events. That type of coverage really helps us out when we’re out sponsor hunting and also keeps our fans up to date on their favorite drivers. I want to thank Dave Seay and all of the other media members out there for doing a fantastic job for all of us.’ Boom’s interview can be heard HERE or by entering http://dirtcast.com/2011/01/05/boom-briggs-ulms-oreilly-all-star-late-models-1-5-11/ into your web browser.

Boom Briggs and the BBR team will open their season in Florida at the Florida DirtCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. The DirtCar Nationals will run from Monday, February 14 through Saturday February 19 and will feature three $7,000 to-win UMP sanctioned events, another $10,000 to-win sanctioned event and two $10,000 to-win World of Outlaws sanctioned events.

For more information on Boom Briggs visit his website at www.boombriggs.com

Boom Briggs and Boom Briggs Racing would like to thank their sponsors for the 2010 season: Meridien Hardwoods, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, Asel Enterprises, Briggs Transport, Tony Stec Lumber, Chub Frank Racing, CJ’s Auto Transport, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis, American Race Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Buccola’s, Sunset Dairy, Bodies by Lacki, GW Performance, Ohlins Shocks, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals, VP Racing Fuel, All Star Performance, Outerwears, Safety Solutions, Rush Performance, Hypercoils, K-B Carburetors, Argo Pit Equipment, Brinn Transmissions, Mason Racin, Wrisco Aluminum, Performance Friction Brakes, Speed Bear Fasteners, Ringers Gloves, Schuyler’s, Frankland, Motul Lubricants, Aurora Rod Ends, Kirkey, Tarpco Inc., Performance Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Wiles Driveshafts, Cruise with the Champions, Weld Racing, KRC Power Steering, Race Pumps, and Simpson Race Products.

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John Garvin Jr. Highlighted on Dirt Cast, Preparing for 2011!



Sarver, PA (January 4, 2010) 2010 O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series Rookie of the Year John Garvin Jr. and Copperhead Racing has spent the off-season continuing to learn what it takes to be a traveling Dirt Late Model racer. From building and re-building cars for the new season, searching for sponsors, and attending his first trade show, ‘Copperhead’ has learned a lot in this short off-season.
Another first for Garvin is doing his first interview. John joined Dave Seay at Dirt Cast to talk about his career, his rookie season on the O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series, winning the Rookie of the Year title, what it meant to him, the biggest transition from being a weekly racer to being a regional touring driver, getting help from Boom Briggs, getting his first win in a late model, local racing in Pennsylvania, his plans to go to Florida this year and his plans and expectations for 2011.

‘It was something new for me and I was pretty nervous about,’ Garvin said about his conversation with Dirt Cast. ‘I think it turned out well though. It’s exciting for me to get the exposure that comes along with winning the All Star Rookie of the Year title. It’s been an interesting off-season for us as a team with all the new experiences but all of it is part of doing what we want to do as a race team,’ John continued, It’s a lot of work but it’s nice to be able to get the exposure from guys like Dave Seay and other media outlets.’ John’s interview with Dirt Cast can be found here, or by inserting http://dirtcast.com/2011/01/04/john-garvin-jr-oreilly-all-star-late-models-1-4-11/  into the address bar of your browser.

John Garvin Jr. and his Copperhead Racing team will be in action in just a few weeks on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Ocala Speedway in Ocala, FL for an $8,000 to-win event before heading to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the Florida DirtCar Nationals from Monday, February 14 through Saturday February 19. The Florida DirtCar Nationals will consist of four UMP sanctioned events and two World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned events.

For more information on John Garvin Jr. and Garvin Motorsports please visit www.johngarvinjr.com.

John Garvin Jr. and Garvin Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for the 2010 season: Garvin Salvage and Towing, Sarver Landscape and Garden Supply, JNJ Motorsports Media, Precise Products, Precise Products, Thompson Scrap Metal, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals, Simon Racing Supply, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, and Rocket Chassis.

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BPG RACING INCLUDES HOWARD AND HIRTHLER AS TEAMMATES

BLUE BELL, PA January 1, 2011 . . . Successful Blue Bell, PA businessman Chad Sinon has announced that Grandview Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified champion Duane Howard and veteran Modified racer Kevin Hirthler will be going after the 2011 title at the Berks County clay oval as part of his BPG Racing team.

Howard, who makes his home in Oley, is coming off the most successful year of his racing career winning the Grandview Speedway title, the American Racer Modified championship, the Pennsylvania State NASCAR Modified title and a third place finish in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Championship. He was able to win 19 feature races in 2010.
Hirthler, a feature winner at Grandview Speedway, will be moving from the family owned Green Lane Wm. Penn/Four Star Lettering entry to a BPG Racing mount. The talented young racer finished 10th in the final standings for the 358 Modifieds at Grandview Speedway.

Howard will be in a Troyer mount while Hirthler drives a Bicknel creation. Howard goes after his second straight title at Grandview and his fifth career title at the Bechtelsville, PA racing facility. Hirthler (Boyertown) will be looking for that elusive first track championship.

Car owner Sinon said, “It would be great to see the two drivers finish one-two in the chase for the lucrative championships.” However he was not willing to say if he favored one over the other.

Howard will also have a big block modified at his disposal for appearances in special events at area speedways. The big block motors will be prepared by well known engine builder Bob Bruneau who prepares the motors for the Troyer house car and for a number of other New York based teams.

Motors for the Howard and Hirthler 358 Modifieds will be prepared by Main Engines.

“It was an amazing season that we had in 2010 thanks to the efforts of Duane and an excellent crew along with Main Engines,” said Sinon. “To be able to race at a track like Grandview and get the rewards that we did just is amazing. The Rogers family continues to do a fantastic job with the track and we are hoping to be able to improve on the 2010 season, if that is possible.”

The new BPG Racing team will kick of their season at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 3rd, 7 p.m. when chase for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified title gets underway.
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