BACK TO ELDORA: Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team return to one of their most successful tracks on the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour, the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio this Friday and Saturday. In 11 starts at the track as a team, they have earned three wins, seven top fives and eight top-10 finishes.
VERY FIRST WIN: Larson Marks Racing earned its first win with Stewart and the World of Outlaws two years ago at Eldora Speedway. Stewart qualified ninth and won his heat race to transfer into the night's dash. With a second-place finish in the dash, the team earned the outside front row starting spot. Stewart took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back to score the team's first win.
PITTSBURGH (May 5, 2016) - Danny Holtgraver and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports will continue their 2016 campaign this Friday and Saturday with a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series programs at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will host the “Greatest Show on Dirt” for back-to-back programs on May 6-7, the first appearance by the traveling Outlaws in 2016. As an added bonus, the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars will also be on the weekend card, giving fans the opportunity to witness the greatest wing and non-wing racers in the country. Holtgraver, a full-time traveler with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016, will use his “off weekend” from the Arctic Cat All Star campaign to hunt for a second career Eldora Speedway victory.
Scores his third World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - May 4, 2016 - The road to Joey Saldana's third World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season was not an easy one, but Saldana did what he had to, overcoming fierce challenges and near misses Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway.
"It was one thing I learned here tonight - if you do get into trouble, just be patient with the bottom," Saldana said. "Just stick with it. So I just tried to do a better job than what I've been doing in the past and it paid off tonight."
Saldana, who started from the pole after a Dash inversion of eight put him in position, lost the lead in the feature on lap eight to Aaron Reutzel and slipped back to third. He battled back around Shane Stewart and then Reutzel to regain the lead ten laps later and avoided getting tangled in the various cautions and red flags.
Saldana said the win is a big boost for his No. 83 Roth Motorsports team on a challenging short track following struggles in California through the last two months.
Kevin Gobrecht Classic On Deck at Susquehanna
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
ETTERS, Pa. (May 4, 2016) - Despite a gap in the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign, not resuming competition until Friday evening, May 13, series rookie contender Bradley Howard will not stray away from the racing scene, but instead, enter the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven. The $4,000-to-win marquee, all set for Sunday evening, May 8, will act as a perfect opportunity for Howard to test and tune equipment, as well as work for ways to improve on and off the racing surface.
“Living in Central Pennsylvania has a lot of advantages, especially in this scenario,” explained Bradley Howard. “Even with our All Star schedule not active this weekend, we still have plenty of places to race close to home. We’ve been having a lot of fun this year, while still continuing to learn. Bottom line, we want to race as much as we can. That’s the only way we’ll get closer to the top. We’ll race close to home as much as our schedule allows.”
Plainfield, IN Wednesday May 4th, - A busy weekend for Chad Boespflug in the SST Motorsports 41 was cut short by mother nature. The team had all intentions to race three nights in a row before the rain fell. Friday Bloomington Speedway was one of few tracks across the midwest that was able to get in a complete show without being washed out.
A field of 22 sprint cars were on hand at Bloomington. Three heat races were assembled heads up from qualifying times obtained in one of three hot lap groups, a procedure the track has added to their local sprint car events. Boespflug timed 5th quick in group three placing him in the 5th starting position for a 10 lap heat race. He started and finished in the 5th position. Boespflug and the SST Team went to work making some changes to get the car better for the AMain.
J&J Auto Racing Teams Earn Three Victories in Rain Filled Week
McKenzie, Tenn. (May 4, 2016) – In a week filled of rain out notices, J&J Auto Racing teams found three tracks where not only was the sun shining but the checkered flag was up for the taking. Derek Hagar, Wade Nygaard and Martin Edwards found their way to victory lane in three states and divisions to highlight a week challenged by Mother Nature.
DUCK RIVER RACEWAY PARK – LEWISBURG, TN
Derek Hagar earned his fourth victory of the 2016 season coming out on top following a wild ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints feature event at Duck River Raceway Park on Saturday, April 30. Hagar started his heat race from the pole and went on to earn a position in the feature redraw. Starting the A-main from the inside of row three, Hagar avoided disaster on several early start attempts as other cars in the front were involved in an accident.
Rain delays Salina; cancels I-55; Outlaws now move on to Jacksonville & Eldora
CARLISLE, PA. - May 4, 2016 - Sometimes, a few adjustments make all the difference in the world.
CJB Motorsports and its' drivers, David Gravel & Sammy Swindell, have had some success in 2016 but a few small tweaks helped the Pennsylvania based team turn in their best collective performance of the year.
On Tuesday, April 26th, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returned to I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Ark. For the first time in over 20 years. Despite the time away, CJB proved to have two of the cars to be all night long.
"We qualified second overall," said Gravel, driver of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We won the heat race, ran well in the dash and that got us good track position in the feature.
$5 GENERAL ADMISSION FOR BLOCKBUSTER PROGRAM FEATURING 360 SPRINTS, 2 LATE MODEL MAINS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS!; NEWVILLE FAMILY OF COMPANIES 358 SPRINT CAR BONUS PROGRAM KICKS OFF!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present another blockbuster racing program at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, for just $5 general admission as part of the annual PEPSI Pack The Track Night featuring 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners!
Track gates open at 5 p.m., when fans can check out several race cars that will be on display at the grandstand entrance before the start of Saturday’s racing program, which will also feature the April 30 rain-postponed late model feature. Kids 11 years of age and younger are always admitted FREE at Selinsgrove.
Back to work with three consecutive events on May 6-8
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 3, 2016) - After earning three consecutive podium finishes in Central Pennsylvania, two of which resulting in victory lane appearances, it is safe to say that Danny Dietrich has found his rhythm.
Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48, increased his top-ten total to 14 on the season during his last set of starts, seven occurring inside the top-five. Victories at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 23, and Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24, are Dietrich’s most recent accomplishments, outperforming the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in the process for a $5,000 pay day. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native will attempt to continue his recent streak of dominance during the upcoming three-day weekend, set to tackle three consecutive events throughout Central Pennsylvania.
FINDLEY, Ohio (May 3, 2016) - Caleb Helms will make his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season debut this weekend at Eldora Speedway.
Helms is set to compete on Friday and Saturday at the famed half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, where he's seeking his first victory.
"Eldora would be one of the coolest tracks to win a race at," he said. "There's a ton of history and prestige there. The best drivers go to Eldora to race so that'd be special to reach Victory Lane there. It's one of my favorite tracks and with it being so close to home that makes it even more special."
Helms has been unable to crack the top 10 at the track the past couple of seasons after a career-best year at Eldora Speedway in 2011, when Helms earned four top 10s - including a runner-up result - during 360ci competition.