4th Annual Event Will Feature High Dollar Giveaways and Prizes
Jonestown, PA (December 1, 2015) - With the 2015 off-season in full effect for Brock Zearfoss, foundations for the upcoming year have already been mounted into place. The “Jonestown Jet” will kick-off the new year with his annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser, scheduled to take shape in early February before sprint car competition reignites in central Pennsylvania. The 4th annual event will showcase a similar itinerary as 2015, featuring dinner, drinks, as well as door prizes and special giveaways. All proceeds will benefit the 2016 Brock Zearfoss Racing campaign.
“We are looking forward to our annual team fundraiser” Brock Zearfoss said, “It gives us a great opportunity to reconnect with our fans and friends. We had an amazing amount of support during this deal last year and that says so much about the fans in our area. Their support allows us to make our season a reality. We’ll have a ton of prizes and giveaways to hand out during the fundraiser. It’s going to be a lot of fun!”
HINES WINS NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE, EARNS "TRIPLE CROWN;" KUNZ/CURB-AGAJANIAN & SIX8 MOTORSPORTS EARN NATIONAL, WESTERN OWNER TITLES RESPECTIVELY;
THORSON WINS 75TH "TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX"
Tracy Hines, who finished sixth in last Thursday's 75th "Turkey Night Grand Prix," claimed the USAC Honda National Midget driving title, completing his pursuit of the sixth USAC "Triple Crown" career, while Dave Darland, who finished ninth, earned the Mike Curb Super License. Fourteenth place driver Robert Dalby was
named the Don Basile "Rookie of the Race."
SWEDESBORO, NJ - The United Racing Club held their annual fall membership meeting October 21st at the Swedesboro, NJ Holiday Inn. The meeting was well attended with several important maters on the agenda. Curt Michael led off with a review of the tentative 2016 schedule.
The strong car turn out during the 2015 season helped make it possible to broaden the schedule. The promoters that Michael was dealing with had been impressed with the car counts, with an average of 28 cars attended the Pennsylvania shows and outside of Pennsylvania the car count averaged 23. In all, 34 different drivers participated in the 17 races held under URC sanction.
At present the 2016 season schedule will see URC making appearances at the following tracks: Bridgeport (3), Orange County (2), Williams Grove (4), Selinsgrove (4), Delmar (2), Georgetown (1), Grandview (2), Port Royal (2), New Egypt (1), Big Diamond (1), Bedford (1), and Susquehanna (1)
AS HINES WINS NATIONAL TITLE, JOINS "TRIPLE CROWN"; RONNIE GARDNER WINS THIRD-STRAIGHT WESTERN TITLE
Perris, California...As young Tanner Thorson from Minden, Nevada bested his Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates to win the 75th Annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" on Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Tracy Hines was closing out his career as a full-time USAC competitor with the Honda Midget National Championship to join the exclusive "Triple Crown" club. Hines held off Thorson by just 18 points in the final standings.
Bryan Clauson led from the front row as polesitter Kevin Thomas, Jr. looked to overtake Hines and hold off Thorson for his own championship hopes. Early on, second-quick qualifier Kyle Larson nearly stalled in turn-three, dropping to tenth in the running order just a few laps into the race. From there, the top-six separated themselves from the rest of the pack. The night's ProSource/Woodland Auto Display "Fast Qualifier" Rico Abreu, who took home the amazing "Jason Leffler Memorial Fast Time Award honoring Larry Howard" for his lap, started making his moves after the lap-20 mark.
NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 27, 2015— Tracy Hines joined elite company on Thanksgiving night, as he clinched the 2015 Honda USAC National Midget Series title, which made him one of just six drivers who have claimed a USAC “Triple Crown” in the storied history of the organization. Hines won the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship in 2000 and was the 2002 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series titlist.
The Turkey Night Grand Prix at the half-mile Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California served as the season finale for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Hines opened the night as the eighth-fastest driver in time trials. He followed that up with a second-place finish in the second heat race. In the 98-lap main event, he both started and finished sixth, surviving an attrition-filled race in the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike.
“It’s really just a relief to end it and do this in the final night,” Hines said. “I’ve been running every race and chasing points for 20 years and it just has worn me down. I’m happy to have something good to do that is involved with racing now after my driving days, and I’m happy to go out on top winning the championship in this division.”
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NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 25, 2015— Tracy Hines has been chasing a Honda USAC National Midget Series title for over 20 years, and has come very close to winning it on several occasions. He is in prime position this season, with just one race remaining, the 75th Turkey Night Grand Prix, which will again be held at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California on Thanksgiving night.
With a Honda USAC National Midget Series title, Hines would add his name to an illustrious list of drivers that have won a USAC “Triple Crown,” including: Pancho Carter, Dave Darland, Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley and Jerry Coons Jr. Hines won a Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship in 2000 and was the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series titlist in 2002. Adding even more intrigue to the equation, Turkey Night will be Hines’ last race as a full-time USAC competitor, as he shifts into a full-time role as Competition Director at ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016.
KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (Nov. 24, 2015) - Ryan Smith had a breakout season in 2015. Smith capitalized on the momentum gained following his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature victory late in 2014 by scoring a season-high four triumphs this year. "Our biggest goal for 2015 was to travel and push ourselves out of our comfort zone," he said. "We raced at a lot of tracks for the first time and saw a lot of different track conditions and configurations than I'm used to growing up in Central Pennsylvania."
Smith claimed the first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions points race of the season on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where he led all 40 laps during his debut at the third-mile track. "That really set the tone for the year and gave us a lot of confidence," he said. "It was huge for us to win our first-ever All Star feature at a storied track like Attica." Smith added All Star victories at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on July 4 and at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Sept. 19 during the $10,000-to-win Jim Ford Classic. His three wins tied for third-most in the series.
CLAUSON WINS "WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS;" BALLOU & BACON TAKE TUCSON PRELIMS; BALLOU, GARDNER SECURE NATIONAL, CRA TITLES
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind., Robert Ballou of Rocklin, Calif. and Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. shared the spotlight in Saturday night's 48th "Western World Championships" USAC Sprint car finale at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.
GARDNER WINS FOURTH CRA SERIES TITLE
Tucson, Arizona.......In a duel for the ages in Saturday night's 48th "Western World Championship" at USA Raceway, Bryan Clauson held off AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Robert Ballou for the season-ending victory. The pair of 26-year-olds swapped the lead with less than ten laps to go, and Clauson held off a last-corner slider attempt from Ballou for the .753-second win in the B&H Contractors - Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Fisher.
"It was a lot of fun to race like that. I thought once he got out front, it would be tough to do anything, but as the top got a bigger ledge and we got into traffic, our car being so maneuverable helped get us into the battle. We cleared him at one point and he got back around us, and we were just battling for every inch, and I think he biked up there and I was able to get away. Towards the end, I was just trying to do things different and not give him a clean look, and keep lapped cars in the way so he couldn't do much with us. You've got to be smart and not make mistakes if you want to beat a guy like him. My car owners Joe Dooling and Brodie Hayward obviously did a great job putting this together, and I have to thank my dad (Tim) and Tyler Ransbottom for all their work, and Mike Martin for loaning us this engine we've used the past four races," Clauson said.
Port Royal – The 2015 Port Royal Speedway track champions and top point finishers were honored at the annual Speedway awards banquet, held Saturday night, November 21 at the Port Royal Community Building.
Feted was the champions: Lucas Wolfe, 410 sprints; Jeff Miller, 305 sprints; Mike Lupfer, super late models; Andrew Yoder, econo late models; and Jason Zook, xtreme stocks.
All the champions received an array of laurels including gift certificates to the Juniata Valley Winery, championship rings from Foss Jewelers of Lewistown, championship jackets courtesy of Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, granite etchings courtesy of Prayer Mountain Monuments; photo albums courtesy of WRT Speedwerx Brian Rhoads and fuel certificates from Insinger Racing Fuels.
Wolfe became the second driver in the family to notch a Port Royal sprint car title, following in his father Randy’s footsteps in 1982.
Doug Hammaker edges Matt Campbell by five points to take first Lincoln title in 358 sprint division
YORK, PA, 11/21/15 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 21st. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver.
MONTIETH WINS BIG RACES, INCLUDING “DIRT CLASSIC” TO CLAIM FIFTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth rode the strength of six wins and 21 top-ten finishes in 24 races to claim his fifth Lincoln track title. Among his wins were the Spring Championship, Sterner Memorial, All-Star Circuit of Champions show, and the biggest race in Lincoln history, the Second Annual “Dirt Classic.” Sixteen of those 21 top-ten finishes were actually top fives. Back-to-back victories on weeks two and three (the Spring Championship) vaulted Montieth into a points lead he never relinquished. Montieth’s other win came in a regular point show on May 30th. Montieth’s “Dirt Classic” win was a milestone 50th, sixth on all the all-time Lincoln win list. His fifth title is third to only Fred Rahmer (11) and Steve Smith (9). Montieth’s title also earned Scott Zellers Lincoln’s mechanic of-the-year award.
Tucson, Arizona.......Brady Bacon capped Friday's "Western World Championships" preliminary night at USA Raceway with his seventh win of the season in AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver took charge just past halfway and held off Bryan Clauson to win by .377-seconds, making it the 100th USAC National feature victory for his Dynamics, Inc. - Hoffman Auto Racing team.
Matt Rossi got the jump from the pole and led Tracy Hines early in the 30-lapper. Hines started to get a rhythm using the bottom after a few laps and reeled in Rossi. Hines crossed just behind Rossi on lap eight, but Rossi was still up to the challenge running the high side. The race's only stoppage came on lap ten when Cody Williams flipped in turn four. He was unhurt.
Hines was on the attack at the restart, nailing the bottom through turns one and two to edge past Rossi and into the lead at the end of lap ten, but Rossi would not go away easily as he hammered the high side to shoot back past Hines for the lead. Meanwhile, Robert Ballou was looking to sew up his National Championship after having problems early in the night and starting 17th. He worked into the top-ten at lap twelve.
Tucson, Arizona.......The dream season for Robert Ballou continued on Thursday night at USA Raceway on the first night of the "Western World Championships." His drive on this night from 14th to win was his biggest charge of the year en route to a win, making it 13 AMSOIL National Sprint Car victories on the season to tie J.J. Yeley's incredible 2003 season for the second-most in history.
"It's definitely been a fun season. I have to thank the people who got me going: my parents and then when they could no longer do it, Dallas Mulvaney and Jim Plew. We have worked really hard to turn this program into something like what J.J. had with Tony Stewart Racing, and it's cool to put up a big number like this. We obviously still have a couple things left to do. So many people have helped us make this happen, and I can't express enough gratitude to all of them, especially Derrick Bye for all of his hard work to keep us going," Ballou said.
Damion Gardner led from the pole and brought third-starting hometown driver Jerry Coons, Jr. along with him, as Bryan Clauson settled into third. Coons cut the bottom underneath Gardner to lead lap two, but all eyes were on Ballou's charge from row seven into the top-five in just a few laps. Ballou used the extreme high side as he carved his way to second, but Coons was way out front.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – For the first time in 16 years, the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series will return to Selinsgrove Speedway in 2016 for a classic showdown against the “Pennsylvania Posse” on Sunday, April 24. The All Star special, featuring a 30-lap A-main paying $5,000 to win, is one of three marquee events already slated for the popular 410 sprint cars next year at the historic Snyder County half-mile oval under the speedway’s new promotional team.
“Our 2016 schedule is coming together and will be highlighted by a number of special events like the All Star race for our fans,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We can’t wait to see Tony Stewart’s All Star series back at Selinsgrove.” “We are really excited about next year’s schedule,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, in a prepared statement. “We’ve added seven tracks to the slate in 2016.”
The All Stars will showcase race dates ranging from early February until late October. “America’s Series” will headline 51 dates during the new season, visiting seven states and nearly 30 facilities in the Northeast and Midwest.
- 8-TIME "TURKEY NIGHT" WINNER SHUMAN SERVES AS GRAND MARSHAL
- 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule Released
- Strong Run for LD at Susquehanna Final Showdown
- World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Announces Select 2016 Kick-Off Tour Dates
- Saldana, McMahan and Gravel to Debut with New Teams at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown
- Brock Zearfoss Moves Into Off-Season with Top-Ten at Susquehanna
- Brent Marks Ends 2015 with Top-Ten at Susquehanna’s Final Showdown
- KULHANEK WINS TWO, BOLAC ONE AND TURPEN USCS CHAMPION
- Oval Nationals is a Wrap - Boespflug Heads to Tucson
- Tracy Hines wraps up USAC Sprint Car season this week at the Western World Championships
- Smith Caps Season with Seventh-Place Finish at Susquehanna
- Blaney Brings Home 16 Victories, Another All Star Championship During Banner Year
- At A Glance: Putting a Bow on the 2015 Season That Was
- Sides Highlights 2015 Season with World of Outlaws Win at Dodge City
- Dietz Ends Season On Top; Captures Fifth “358” Win of 2015
- QUAKER STEAK & LUBE BACK ON BOARD TO SPONSOR DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW
- 410 Sprint Car Series Points Update 11-16-15
- Dietrich Wins $10,000 at the 6th Annual Final Showdown at SSP on Saturday
- CLAUSON TAKES TWENTY-FIVE GRAND WITH OVAL NATIONALS WIN
- Danny Dietrich continues Susquehanna Speedway Park dominance
- Ballou on a roll at Oval Nationals
- The 6th Annual Final Showdown at SSP is on for Saturday, November 14
- BALLOU DRAWS FIRST BLOOD, WINS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER
- USAC STANDOUT DAVE DARLAND TO BE PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2016
- Pancho's Racing Products Open House This Weekend!
- Krimes Ends Year with Two Victories and National Open Top-Ten
- Swindell Set for Cocopah Debut During Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown
- For the Seventh Time, Donny Schatz is Crowned the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion
- FINALS WRAP UP: McMahan & Swindell Take on Charlotte in Season Finale
- Zearfoss Will Return to Warko #94Z during Final Showdown at Susquehanna