(Gibsonton, Florida)...Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.
With two events remaining in "Winter Dirt Games" at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a chance at the "Triple Crown Challenge" posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features.
– IN MEMORY OF FOUNDER, ARMIN HOSTETTER
Harrisburg, PA (02/22/15) – The 37th Annual Motorama was a success despite several inches of snow falling during the event on Saturday. The competition was still fierce as racers competed across the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Fans cheered on their favorite racers and enjoyed a variety of show cars and races cars that were on display.
Prior to the arenacross finals on Saturday, the entire Hostetter family was called to the arena where they were introduced to the crowd. Announcer, John Krall shared with the spectators Armin Hostetter's involvement in creating this event. Armin was in attendance for every Motorama until last year, when his health prevented him from being able to move about the complex. Peggy Keller, named 2011 PA State Senior Idol, sang a beautiful and touching rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" in honor of Armin.
Industry leader to present 'Hard Luck" award during marquee event
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – February 26, 2015 – Sometimes, luck makes all the difference in the racing world.
With that in mind, Kolten Gouse Promotions has teamed up with Maxwell Industries, a manufactuer of shock dynos, to present the National Open Hard Luck award. The prize, a $2,000 gift certificate towards the purchase of a shock dyno, will be given to a driver who is determined to have had some hard luck during the feature event on Saturday, October 3rd.
"I want to thank Steve Watt from Maxwell Industries for coming on board and putting together this program with us to give back to our race teams," said Kolten Gouse, operator of Kolten Gouse Promotions. "Our charity event has always been geared towards Injured drivers charities, and to have Steve come on board and want to put together awards to help race teams is a huge credit to his dedication to our sport"."
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 2/24/15 – Snow cover and a forecast of temperatures below freezing the remainder of the week have forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to postpone the 2015 Season-opening Icebreaker 30 for 410 sprints back another week until Sat., March 7th. Gates open at noon, racing at 2 PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
EAST BAY "SWEEP" NEXT TARGET FOR AMSOIL SPRINT STARS; BALLOU, BACON, DARLAND (#23) POST OCALA VICTORIES
Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval. The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports is preparing for the next challenge following a strong start to the season. Danny Lasoski and the Muddy No. 2 team recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and three top 10s during the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida a week ago. The team spent most of last week and will devote this week to getting ready for a trip to Las Vegas, where it will compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series March 4-5 for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.
NEWS & NOTES
The green flag for the 2015 HPD USAC Midget season will drop for the first time this season on Saturday, February 28 when the USAC Honda HPD Western Pavement Midgets visit Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu, Ariz. In the series' only 2014 visit to the scenic, 1/4-mile paved oval in western Arizona, Bryant Dawson, of Phoenix, Ariz. passed former Honda USAC Western Midget champion Wally Pankratz on lap two and led the remaining 49 laps en route to the feature win.
(Ocala, Florida)...Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series. The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile "D"-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of "Winter Dirt Games VI" which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
Point Fund Reinstated for 2015 Season
It's been several years since the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has been able to offer a point fund to its competitors. In season's past, the ARDC membership decided to put its available funds into the purse and dissolve the fund point at that time. Now, thanks to the support of Hyper Racing, a point fund will be established for the 2015 ARDC season.
PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Australia for two more weekends of racing, Kerry Madsen returned to his winning ways, as he won the World Series Sprint Cars Grand Final at the Motorplex in Perth, WA Saturday night. "It is great to get back to Western Australia, and score a win," Madsen said. "We got our US season off to a great season the last two weeks, and it is great to come back over to Australia and continue have awesome speed."
Timing the American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in 12th fastest in time trials, Madsen went on to pick up a pair of fourth place finishes in heat race action, qualifying him for the Shootout. Muscling his way to the shootout win, Madsen would line up for the 30-lap feature event on the front row, and he would simply never look back.
TAMPA, Fla. (February 21, 2015) Incredible doesn't being to describe the slide job festival that took place with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in the 17th annual King of the 360's and 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial as Pennsylvania's Mark Smith claimed the evening's $10,000 bounty in his second start.
"This is probably one of the biggest of my career. Next to winning an Outlaw show in the Prelim night at the National Open, this one ranks right up there," said Smith when asked what winning the Ronald Laney Memorial meant to him. "We ran third the first night, second the second night; we had to win. We couldn't go home fourth or fifth so this was it."
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 21, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"
QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.475; 2. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.593; 3. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.637; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.698; 5. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.706; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.768; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.882; 8. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.882; 9. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.911; 10. Kyle Cummins, 14.927; 11. Aaron Farney, 14.936; 12. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.938; 13. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.984; 14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.106; 15. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.118; 16. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.136; 17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.160;
MARCH 1 – 7 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL, WATCH FOR THEM AT THUNDER ON THE HILL & THE JERSEY RUSH
Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube® to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has signed on as the lead sponsor for the 8th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall, Route 22 East from March 1 to March 7. Along with their involvement at this popular free to public race car show, watch for Quaker Steak & Lube to be participating at the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA as well as the Jersey Rush annual event at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ.
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 20, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"
QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.454; 2. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.620; 3. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.788; 4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.835; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.865; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.917; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.923; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.974; 9. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.069; 10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.108; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.122; 12. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.191; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.203; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.204; 15. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.308; 16. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.327; 17. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.422; 18. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.491;
The Greatest Show on Dirt plays major role in Sin Citys biggest annual week of racing
CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 20, 2015 - The two-night FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway returns Wednesday and Thursday, March 4-5, as the kickoff to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series' annual western spring swing.
FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, has a longstanding relationship with the Outlaws, and has become a key part of bringing the The Greatest Show on Dirt to the fans in Las Vegas during the entertainment capital's biggest week of racing each year.
FVP is also the title sponsor for the two-day destination event at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on March 21 and 22.
- Shark Racing Solid at World of Outlaws Season-Opening DIRTcar Nationals
- Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Get World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Campaign Underway
- ROLLER COASTER: McMahan Ends DIRTcar Nats on High Note
- Gravel Shows Great Speed at DIRTCar Nationals
- Sides Scores Four Top 10s During DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park
- SCHATZ LEADS J&J BRIGRADE IN DIRTCAR NATIONALS
- Ice Breaker Canceled
- OCALA SPRINT TIMETABLE MOVED BACK ONE DAY
- PHILLIPSBURG MALL EVENT TO OPEN MARCH 1 AND RUN THROUGH MARCH 7
- Tough Going in Outlaw Opening Weekend at Volusia
- "The Icebreaker" On Deck for Cory Haas Business As Usual for Haas in 2015
- Mad Man Shows Speed at DIRTCar Nationals
- 14-RACE MIDWEST HPD MIDGET THUNDER SLATE ANNOUNCED
- More sponsors added to Dirt Track Heros Car Show
- USAC NEWS 02-16-15
- LARSON MARKS RACING POSTS TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN FLORIDA
- Gator Raid: Kasey Kahne Racing Caps off Stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals
- Hodnett showing early speed in Florida
- VOGEL RACE DESIGNS BACK ON BOARD WITH 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW
- Schatz Perseveres to Score First Win of Outlaw Season
- With Epic Pass, Pittman Wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season Opener
- Outlaws FVP Western Sprint Shootout Expands to Two-Day Weekend
- Test after the event, and nine other suggestions for drug-testing Sprint Car drivers
- Pittman holds off Schatz for UNOH All Star win at Volusia Speedway Park
- Pittman Holds Off Fierce Challenge from Schatz
- NEW DRIVER/TEAM COMBOS SET SIGHTS ON WINTER DIRT GAMES VI
- ATKINSON SCORES VICTORY FOR J&J
- Greg Hodnett Dominates in DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Win
- Greg Hodnett powers to UNOH All Star win
- VRP SHOCKS OFFERS FREE SEMINAR AT 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW