Twenty eight phone calls. Eight text messages. And three professional emails from around the country.
Mark Coldren is a popular guy in the Sprint Car community.
The veteran driver is cutting back on his racing to focus on family, but he isn't exiting the game. He plans to own a car and is searching for a driver to finish out the season and wage a full assault in 2015.
A car comes open in this climate, and it becomes a feeding frenzy. There are too many drivers out of work or in low-buck operations and not enough owners to go around.
Barshinger '11C' Team Sits Fifth in Lincoln Speedway Track Standings
York, PA (April 24th, 2014) - Cory Haas will jump start his upcoming weekend with a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 25th. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will make their first 'Grove' appearance of the 2014 season on Friday night; ready to take-on the 'Pennsylvania Posse' for a $5,000 top prize. Cory Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, no. 11C '410' sprint car week-in and week-out in Central Pennsylvania, is more than ready to face-off against the traveling UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions; whose roster includes Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemenah and Danny Holtgraver.
MavTV "American Real" will air seven United States Auto Club National Sprint Car races in 2014 as a result of a new production partnership with Jackslash Media, well known for their coverage of non-winged racing throughout the midwest
Taping begins with this Saturday night's event at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. and continues with Indiana races at the Terre Haute Action Track, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Kokomo Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway, and concludes with races at Perris, Calif. and Peoria, Ariz.
A press release from the All Star Circuit of Champions previewing the group's trip to central Pennsylvania this weekend was laced with savvy optimism. It read something like this:
"Every season, the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions race teams make progress in breaking the hold the Pennsylvania Posse teams have on the tough central Pennsylvania tracks."
Really? Look, we get it. You have to talk up your guys and get people stoked to dig deep in their pockets for that admission ticket. But making progress....hardly.
Reading, PA driver, Steven Drevicki put his DeGre Engineering #19 in Victory Lane at the New Egypt Speedway as the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) opened their 2014 racing season - the 75th Anniversary season of the organization.
It was Drevicki's first race in a brand new car - an Elite chassis that his team built over the off season. With an Essingler power plant under the hood, Drevicki was in the thick of the race for the lead from the drop of the green flag after starting outside polesitter, 2013 ARDC Rookie of the Year, Tony DiMattia.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 23, 2014— Last weekend, Kraig Kinser raced on a high-banked track at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Texas. Next weekend he'll do that same at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. How about this weekend? That's right — another pair of steeply banked ovals for the third-generation driver, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma, followed by a visit to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Missouri.
Special, Limited Edition Shirts To Be Offered, Over $34,000 in prize money for sprints!
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway's Bob Weikert Memorial will play host to a meeting of some of the best sprint car drivers in the nation this Saturday night, April 26. Invaders on hand to battle will be travelers like Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah and Jac Haudenshild to battle the likes of locals Lance Dewease, Doug Esh, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich and more.
Shane Stewart is itching.
The driver of the newly formed Kyle Larson/Justin Marks Sprint Car team can't wait to start the season with a new organization that will eventually lead to a full-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series stint.
Stewart announces on PennLive's "Sprint Car Unlimited" podcast today that he expects to debut his new digs against the WoO regulars at the famed Eldora Speedway next week. The show can be heard each and every Wednesday throughout the season.
Car #51 up front as World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars return to famed half-mile
TELFORD, PA. - April 23, 2014 - As a kid, Paul McMahan idolized Jimmy Boyd. The youngster from California would often make his mom drive past the shop where Boyd's #21 machine was prepared just to get a look at the tail tank.
"Jimmy was my hero," said McMahan, a Nashville, Tenn. resident. "He was one of the original (World of) Outlaws drivers and won the very first race in series history back in 1978 at Devils Bowl Speedway."
PennLive kicks off its second edition of "Sprint Car Unlimited," a podcast dedicated to all topics in the world of Sprint Car racing, at noon Wednesday.
The first show was jam-packed. It included featured interviews with World of Outlaws driver Joey Saldana and central Pennsylvania standout Lance Dewease, results and issues of the week facing Sprint Car racing.
That coverage will continue Week 2.
Shane Stewart, driver of the Kyle Larson/Justin Marks, talks about the debut of his new team and the expectations this season. Brent Marks will also join host Jeremy Elliott and paposseracing.com's Jason Bly to discuss his early-season struggles.
Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 22, 2014) - Trey Starks extended his streak of top 10s to four consecutive weekends in Central Pennsylvania. Starks advanced from 14th to an eighth-place result last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. It also marked his fourth top 10 in five races against the famed Pennsylvania Posse.
He opened the night by qualifying 14th quickest before he finished second in his heat race, which started Starks on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.
Immediate Family General Admission Just $20
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway returns to action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 26, with a four division show featuring the 358-360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners – all for a special admission price of just $20 per immediate family!
This Saturday only, immediate families, including parents and students ages 17 and under, can take in a night of racing together at the historic half-mile oval for only $20 per family. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make its lone appearance in the state of Oklahoma this Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway. It will mark the third visit to the fast track for the premier sprint car series, which is highlighted by the "Salute to the King" tour - honoring 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who is in his final year of chasing a championship.
... AT BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY
The Rislone URC Sprints will return to the Big Diamond Raceway this Friday night with racing action getting underway at 8 PM. Mark Smith of Tower City, PA won the Rislone URC event last Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway, leading the entire twenty-five lap distance. Also planning to take part with URC is eighteen year old Eric Riggins, "The Carolina Kid" from Charlotte, NC.
Salina and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Outlaws make 2014 Midwest debut this weekend in Oklahoma, Missouri
SALINA, Okla. - April 22, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to the Midwest this weekend with events on Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
The season is young, but the championship battle already is heating up. Daryn Pittman entered last weekend's Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the points lead. He lost it Friday night to Donny Schatz then reclaimed it a victory on Saturday night.
- UNOH All Stars set for Williams Grove & Port Royal – Central PA Showdown
- Port Royal versus Lincoln debate highlights central Pennsylvania Sprint Car talking points
- World of Outlaws next rivalry, next man up for Dennis Roth, highlight national Sprint Car notes
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- Central Pennsylvania All Star Swing Next for Danny Holtgraver
- Big Game Motorsports Driver Sammy Swindell Records Pair of Top Fives in Texas
- Alan Krimes Will Battle UNOH All Stars on Friday at Williams Grove
- Kolten Gouse Promotions and R&R Enterprises Debut 2014 Shirt Design
- PA Sprint Series Returns to SSP for A.R.C.H. Night on Saturday
- Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade Update 4-21-14
- THE LUCKY 7 EVENT JUMP STARTS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
- Port Royal ASCoC Bob Weikert Memorial Set For This Saturday!
- Williams Grove Hosts All Stars Sprints And ARDC Midgets This Week
- Tracy Hines Finishes on the Podium at Eldora
- Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 410 Point Series 4-20-14
- ALAN KRIMES WINS SPRINT SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
- Blaney Invades And Wins Port Royal, Preps For Weikert Memorial Next Week
- Pittman Captures Texas Outlaw Nationals Victory at Devil's Bowl
- MARK SMITH TAKES MACH 1 CHASSIS SPRINTER TO VICTORY LANE SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
- MARK SMITH DOMINATES IN 67TH URC SPRINT CAR SEASON OPENER
- Dale Blaney invades and conquers Port Royal Speedway in Bob Weikert Memorial tune up
- USAC RESULTS 4-19-14
- Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Begins April 26
- Donny Schatz Drives to His First Devil's Bowl Speedway Victory
- Esh Wins Williams Grove Tommy Classic For Heckman, Herr Steals Sportsman
- McCLELLAND GOES FROM LAST TO FIRST TO TAKE TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINT OPENER
- Doug Esh back home in Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway
- Tracy Hines Looks to Add to Win Total at Eldora this Weekend
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