RETURN TO PORT ROYAL: Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart return to the scene of their first-ever race this weekend. Larson Marks Racing made its debut at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, April 25. The team started sixth and finished fourth in the All-Star Circuit of Champions event.
CONSISTENT IN PA: Although Larson Marks Racing hasn't yet earned a feature win in Pennsylvania, the team has earned five top-10 finishes in its last six races in the Keystone State. Stewart most recently finished sixth in the Williams Grove National Open.
Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2014) - Another track has been added to the Renegade Sprints schedule for 2015. Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, will host a couple of events with the newly formed 410ci sprint car series next season. "I have a lot of fans who want to see the sprints," said Buck Smitley, who owns Hilltop Speedway with his wife, Amy. "We try to at least bring them down once or twice a year. The Renegades are going to bring some good drivers. We have a pretty good following at our track. I think we'll do pretty good."
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 23, 2014 — Quite a bit had changed since the last time that Kraig Kinser and his fellow World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competitors raced at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. The wings and tires on the 900-plus horsepower machines have changed quite a bit over the last decade. At Port Royal itself, a number of upgrades to the facility and track surface have also been made since the last time the Outlaws rolled into town. The series will return to the sprawling half-mile located at the Juniata County Fairgrounds this weekend for a full night of racing.
The Outlaws have not been at Port Royal in over a decade Donny Schatz is the last winner, but Cody Darrah has more recent experience at the track
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CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 23, 2014 - It has been 10 years since the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has been to Port Royal Speedway. One driver though has more recent experience at the track - Cody Darrah. In 2009, the Red Lion, Pa.-native won one of the biggest races of his career - the Dream Race Extreme III at Port Royal. The then 19-year-old Darrah held off Greg Hodnett and battled Don Kreitz Jr., Adam Wilt and Todd Shaffer to win the $15,000, 40-lap event. It was also at Port Royal the year before, in 2008, that Darrah won his third career sprint car feature.
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Name the fastest, most consistent car owner-driver combination in central Pennsylvania Sprint Car racing this season. Greg Hodnett and Mike Heffner is the obvious choice. Maybe Lucas Wolfe and Zemco team because of all the fast time awards and Speed Week performance.
It's all in the eye of the beholder and the criteria used by the individual. But I wouldn't shortchange Stevie Smith.
With Fred Rahmer and Dave Pritchard paying the bills, Moon Byers running the pit stall and Rahmer's boys, Freddie and Brandon, taking care of the equipment, Smith was a contender every time he hit the racing surface. And it looks like that will be the case again in 2015.
When Rahmer and Smith hooked up, speculation was that it was going to only be for one year. The Broken Arrow, Okla., ace hinted to that fact in Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway early in the season.
McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing driver Donny Schatz continues to lead the way to victory lane at dirt tracks across the country. Last weekend the driver of Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J added another amazing performance to his historic 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series campaign by winning from the 11th starting spot at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway. Schatz is on target to claim the 2014 WoO championship and would join several 2014 J&J Auto Racing champions.
"Winter Dirt Games VI" will showcase USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car stars in three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. February 19-20-21. An open practice session is scheduled February 18 and February 22 is reserved as a rain date.
The Ocala events are set to kick off USAC's 2015 racing season but additional events in the Sunshine State are also under negotiation and may be announced in the weeks ahead.
Bubba Raceway Park's 3/8-mile D-shaped oval presents a unique challenge for those who compete there and the USAC races there have provided race fans with numerous memorable events since 2010.
PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the season finale event at the Williams Grove Speedway, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team scored a seventh place finish on Friday night during the Fall Fest. "We were okay on Friday night, we moved forward, but not as far as we would have liked," Dewease said.
Starting the caution plagued feature in the 11th spot, Dewease moved into the 10th spot before a group of cautions slowed the pace in the very early goings of the feature event. Though the race was slowed, Dewease was able to work his way into the seventh spot by the sixth lap as he chased after Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth who raced in front of him.
Rico Abreu is not only a talented Sprint Car driver, he is concerned for the safety of fellow competitors. During last week's Trophy Cup at Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway, Abreu crawled out of his car and came to the aid of Tim Kaeding, pulling him from a car that had an oil fire.
Abreu took a few minutes out of his schedule to discuss the quick reaction, his season, his future and running a true outlaw schedule in 2015 on this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast.
Series heads back to Pennsylvania for a return to Port Royal Speedway
TELFORD, PA. - October 22, 2014 - For one final time in 2014, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' took on one of Ohio's finest speedplants.
"Fremont is a very racy track," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "You can move around a lot on the racing surface and make up ground if your car is working well. I'd also say that Ohio ranks right up there when it comes to the local competition. There are several great cars in that area."
The United Racing Club is pleased to announce that the Club will return to Orange County Fair Speedway in its return to the sprint car scene in 2015.
The club will be part of Orange County's Saturday Night Lights show on August 22, 2015 as the 360 Sprint cars will take on the big 5/8th mile located in Middletown, New York.
"I've always liked racing there and I look forward to going back to Orange County," stated United Racing Club driver Jason Clauss, of Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Constructed in 1857, OCFS is the oldest continuing operating dirt track in the United States, a place rich in history and another United Racing Club driver is eager to make a return.
Chad Kemenah's talent has come into question with the racing public over the last six years. It's been a struggle. There is no bitterness. Kemenah understands this is a performance-based business, and he hasn't met expectations of late. The statistics don't lie, but they don't tell the whole story. Kemenah spent the last six seasons as an owner-driver, a daunting task running against the best in the country. Kemenah drove the truck, worked on the car, paid the bills. Oh, and he spent most nights running used tires just so he could survive. That's shoestring.
But Kemenah won't have to do that next season. Earlier this week, he inked a deal to run for Rob Hunter, owner of the car formerly piloted by Danny Holtgraver, which will allow him to put his focus behind the wheel. "This is huge for me," Kemenah said. "The last six years I've been struggling to maintain and trying to catch the attention of someone like Rob.
Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 21, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints will headline the return of sprint car racing to Millstream Speedway in 2015.
Randy and Lisa Hammer recently became the promoters of the half-mile track, which has been dormant for much of the past three years. The Hammers will operate special events only at Millstream Speedway, including several Renegade Sprints races.
"There's no doubt in my mind that (Renegade Sprints President) Shane Helms and everyone at the Renegade Sprints are going to succeed," Randy Hammer said. "Everything I see is positive and headed in the right direction. We want to run several races with them next year."
Feel-good win for Haas.
If someone asked me to give a "Hard Luck Award" in central Pennsylvania, it would go to Cory Haas. It seems like every time Haas is running near the front of the field contending for a win, something breaks or someone spins out in front of him. On Saturday, luck was on Haas' side — for once — and he was able to capture the Fall Classic at Williams Grove Speedway. Brent Marks took the lead early but had a left-rear flat that put him out of contention. It's about time Haas had one go his way.
New chassis to Smith's liking.
Ryan Smith is still looking for his first win at Williams Grove Speedway, but he showed some speed in a season best second-place run Saturday night. It was Smith's second race in a Triple XXX chassis, and it appears to suit the up-and-coming driver. "It responds to changes," Smith said. "We've been struggling to find the right setup and watching Stevie [Smith], if you can't beat them, join them. Now, we've got it to where it is drivable." Smith is expected to compete this weekend at Port Royal Speedway before heading to Charlotte for the World Finals.
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- Cory Haas carries momentum into offseason by closing Williams Grove's season with Fall Classic victory
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- PPMS Showcasing Three Renegade Sprints Events in 2015
- An Action-Packed Night at Fremont Awaits Kraig Kinser & World of Outlaws
- LARSON MARKS RACING TRAVELS TO FREMONT SPEEDWAY FOR WoO ACTION
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- Wednesday Night Test & Tune's on October 15 Postponed to Thursday
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- Big Game Motorsports Welcomes Danny Lasoski for Remainder of Season
- Lasoski reunites with Forbrook, excited to be with Big Game Team
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