FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2016) - Caleb Helms made the short trip to his home track of Millstream Speedway last Saturday. "It was nice to stay local and be able to race my home track this past weekend," he said. Helms opened Saturday's Trick or Treat 30 event by qualifying 14th quickest out of 31 cars. His qualifying effort was sufficient enough to start on the pole for a heat race.
"We struggled a little bit at the start," he said. "We brought the new car that we just finished building, so we're still trying to get acquainted with that and shake it down."
Though a tough 2016 is quickly coming to a close, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team is looking forward to this weekend’s double-header at Lakeside Speedway and Salina Highbanks.
“It has been a rocky season, but we don’t give up,” Paul McMahan said. “This weekend we are heading into two tracks that I have ran well at in the past and hopefully we can continue to do so this weekend.”
After a frustrating weekend in Pennsylvania, McMahan and company continue to grind with just four races left on the schedule in 2016.
Friday night the series rolls into the Lakeside Speedway, where McMahan currently holds the track record and scored a Top-10 finish at in 2015.
Two-day program complete with $20,000 main event and $2,000 “Race of Champions”
INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2016) - Entering the final weekend of competition as one of the closest point battles in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history, “America’s Series” will determine a 2016 champion on Saturday evening, October 22, at Atomic Speedway, concluding a near-50 race campaign through much of the Northeast and Midwest that welcomed nearly 300 different sprint car competitors to the dirt in 2016. Thirteen drivers from four different states committed themselves to the entire championship campaign this season; one of the most competitive and diverse rosters in All Star history.
Team heads for Midwest as end of 2016 season rapidly approaches
CARLISLE, PA. - October 5, 2016 - With one of the biggest races of the season on his mind, David Gravel rolled into Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, October 14th.
The driver from Connecticut was joining the rest of the drivers from the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' for the rescheduled crown jewel event at the paperclip shaped half mile oval. With $20,000 on the line and bragging rights, the driver of car #5 got off to a great start by charging from 4th to 1st in his heat race.
"The run in our heat race really made our night," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We had a good run at the Grove but we obviously wanted to be in victory lane with it being so close to home."
at Salina Highbanks Speedway
SALINA, OKLA. — October 19, 2016 — Shane Stewart has won on some of the biggest stages with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in his career. He has claimed the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, as well as the Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri. He has also been victorious on preliminary nights during the Knoxville Nationals at the legendary Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in California. A win that ranks right up there with those, came last year at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma, which is about an hour from Bixby, Okla., where the veteran driver was born and raised.
McKenzie, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2016) – Scott Lawrence was crowned as the 2016 Carolina RaceSaver Series champion last week as the series wrapped up the season. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, Lawrence won two feature events en route to this year’s title. Driving the No. 09 J&J Auto Racing entry to victories at East Lincoln Motor Speedway in Stanley, NC, on April 23 and at Sumter (SC) Speedway on June 4.
J&J Auto Racing was well represented in the top-two spots in the Carolina RaceSaver Series battle, as Mike Sellers finished second in the overall standings by a mere one point.
PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 18, 2016) - Dale Blaney heads into the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale this weekend ranked second in the championship standings.
Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team is 18 points behind the leader in the standings as the series wraps up on Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, where the race winner earns $20,000.
"We'll just have to go down there and do the best we can," he said. "We've had a lot of success there in the past. Hopefully we continue with that. I like my chances. My mindset going in is I'm not going to worry about the points. The only thing I'm concerned about is winning that race."
PITTSBURGH (October 18, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will conclude his 2016 season on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with one last scheduled stop, this time visiting the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.
The Arctic Cat All Star championship finale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, will headline competition at the Chillicothe high-banks, awarding a $20,000 top prize on Saturday evening, October 22. Preliminary competition will begin on Friday evening, October 21, with qualifying time trials and heat race competition.
“It’s pretty wild to think that our season is coming to a close,” Holtgraver explained.
at Lakeside Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 18, 2016 — Since July 22, only one driver on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit has finished in the top-10 in each and every race. That driver is Daryn Pittman and the stats work out to 26 consecutive top-10 finishes, with 17 of those being top-five performances.
Pittman looks to extend his late-season top-10 streak this week in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 21. Pittman is a past winner at the half-mile, taking the checkered flag in 2003. The veteran driver has finished among the top-10 in all five of his Outlaws starts at Lakeside.
“Lakeside is one of the better half-miles that we go to and it is very unique,” said Pittman, who pilots the Great Clips No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing.
Returning to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night for the rain delayed National Open, Joey Saldana would hook up in a memorable battle with Danny Dietrich that would see him come up just short of victory as he would finish in the second spot.
“We were really close on Friday night, we just couldn’t get it done,” Joey Saldana said. “Danny Dietrich was really good and he got the better of us with a few laps to go.”
A lightning fast Williams Grove Speedway greeted 48 cars for the Nationals Open, and with time trials split Saldana would time in second fastest in his flight.
Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Saldana would take care of business aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine, as his heat race win would send him into the Dash.