WEST COAST TOUR: Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team are making their second appearance in the World of Outlaws Fall West Coast tour. Although the team ran only a partial World of Outlaws schedule in 2014, it did join the series when it began the West Coast tour in Washington state.
LAST YEAR AT SKAGIT: Stewart earned quick time for last year's preliminary event at Skagit Speedway. After finishing sixth in the feature, he finished 10th. On Saturday, the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 charged from a ninth-place starting position to finish fourth.
STEWART AT SKAGIT: Although the team made its debut at Skagit in 2014, Stewart was no stranger to the track's victory lane. Stewart won the 2013 Summer Nationals at the speedway, joining his first Summer Nationals championship in 2007. He's also a two-time Dirt Cup champion at the speedway (2004 and 2010).
NEW CASTLE, Ind.—September 3, 2015— The 2015 Honda USAC National Midget Series season is in the homestretch, as just a handful of races remain, making each one that much more important. For Tracy Hines, that means five more opportunities to pick up a win and gain points, as he chases his first Honda USAC National Midget Series title. Next on the docket is the DuPont Gold Crown Midget Nationals, which has become of the marque events on the midget racing calendar each season. The Seventh Annual DuPont Gold Crown Midget Nationals open on Friday, September 4 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The two-night event concludes on Saturday, September 5, with $10,000 awaiting the winner.
“They moved the Gold Crown up a month this year, which should help weather-wise,” said Hines. “When you get to October it’s usually pretty iffy in the Midwest, kind of like it is in the spring, so I think it’s a great move to shift it to Labor Day Weekend. With the long weekend, fans can come from a bit further away and not have to worry quite as much about hurrying back home, since they’ll have an extra day.”
The final Arooga's Night National Open Kick-It Fundraiser is this coming Monday, Sept 7th. This also happens to be Labor Day! A perfect time for great food and beverages from your local Arooga's. Please help us raise money for this year's National Open Kick-It Tournament. The money raised from this event helps pay for the event so it's very important to support this effort. Pick a voucher up by visiting the Lorri Yingling, Kayla or Matt Miller with the Beer Hill Gang, Deb Rahmer, or Arynne Moody at the track, or print one out on the website banner or the photo below, and make sure you bring with you to Arooga's on Labor Day. 15% of your bill will be donated to this year's Williams Grove National Open Kick-It Tournament. Click on the voucher photo below to access the pdf to print out. Each printout has three vouchers so be sure to hand out to your friends. Thank you for your support! #nationalopenkickit
McKENZIE, TN – A pair of J&J Auto Racing drivers found victory lane last Friday night to continue an outstanding summer on North American dirt tracks. Donny Schatz earned his 199th career World of Outlaws A-Feature while Dustin Stroup won his first sprint car feature of his career.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Donny Schatz earned his 26th World of Outlaws A-Feature of 2015 last Friday night at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta. Schatz wheeled Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J and showed patience and perserverence en route to the win. He took the lead on lap 24 and led the final six laps to score his third consecutive WoO win and fourth straight at Castrol.
Schatz returned on Saturday night and charged from the back of the field following a lap 15 red and finished second to continue his streak of podium finishes with the Outlaws. He leads the championship standings by 420 points with 21 races remaining.
World of Outlaws By the Numbers: Meyerhofer Crane and Rigging Services Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — September 2, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races one more time in the Upper Midwest this season on Saturday, September 19 as the Seventh Annual Meyerhofer Crane and Rigging Services Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., hits the track. In six races for the series at the banked, three-eighths-mile, just outside of Rochester, five drivers have visited victory lane, led by Joey Saldana’s two wins. Paul McMahan won for the first time at the track last year, while Ian Madsen picked up his first career World of Outlaws win at Deer Creek Speedway in 2013. Home state driver Craig Dollansky is also a past winner with the series at the track, as is 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. Here are a few interesting facts and figures to ponder leading up to the Meyerhofer Crane and Rigging Services Clash at the Creek.
Earns Two Recent Top-Ten Finishes
Jonestown, PA (September 2, 2015) - After earning back-to-back top-ten finishes during the recent weekend, Brock Zearfoss will move ahead and set his sights on a trio of events in central Pennsylvania during Labor Day weekend. The “Jonestown Jet” intends to visit Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway during the holiday break, with action set to begin on Friday evening, September 4, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.
“We had a pretty solid weekend” explained Brock Zearfoss, “Earning top-ten finishes are great and we are proud of that, but we still need to work on a few things. We are trying to get better during the late stages of races. I think once we find a way to get comfortable during the last half of features, we’ll be in great shape. We’re getting closer...just takes time.”
Plainfield, IN - Wednesday September 2nd, 2015- Chad Boespflug returned behind the wheel of the Amati Racing, Inc. 66 this past weekend after being cleared to race again. Four nights of intense racing with the best in non wing sprint car competition began Wednesday with a makeup feature event from Indiana Sprint Week. Already locked into the makeup feature event they would use that as some what of a test and tune for the remainder of the weekend.
Chad lined up 5th and was running 7th with three laps to go in the feature event when he felt something wasn't right with the car so he pulled in and was scored 18th. Thursday and Friday nightwere full Amsoil USAC style shows beginning with time trials, followed by qualifying heat races, and main events. The event drew over 40 Amsoil USAC Sprint Cars for all three nights of competition.
CLANTON, SHELTON & SULLIVAN SPECIAL TIME THIS WEEK: 4:30-5:30PM
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air one half-hour earlier from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday, Sept. 3, due to ESPN’s broadcast of the final Pittsburgh Steelers NFL pre-season game.
This week’s show will feature interviews with World of Outlaws Late Model Series points leader and nine-time winner Shane Clanton, traveling announcer and onedirt.com contributing editor Ben Shelton, and auto racing historian, author, and announcer Patrick Sullivan.
“The Inside Lane,” which also streams live on 923ESPN.com, was launched on May 1, 2014, to cover the exciting sport of auto racing on the regional and national scenes.
Second west coast swing continues with a weekend at Skagit
TELFORD, PA. - September 2, 2015 - Canada once again presented a challenge for the CJB Motorsports team in 2015. As they always do, the Pennsylvania based organization rose to the challenge.
"My guys are just awesome," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance #51. "We had to spend some time in the work area on both nights and they got me back out really fast each time. It's an honor and a privilege to drive for them."
McMahan and the team rolled into Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alb. Canada for the annual Oil City Cup on Friday, August 29th. From the get go, car #51 had speed.
"We were pretty good on the first night," said McMahan. "We lost the nose wing and, when that happened, we suffered some hood damage to I had to goto the work areaduring the feature. Once Barry (Jackson) and the guys fixed it, we went back out and started at the back. We had to come to the front and ended up finishing sixth. It was one heckuva performance."
LD and the Dietz Motorsports team brought home another top ten Friday night from Williams Grove Speedway. The pill draw determined that LD would start in the back of the last heat where he worked his way through to claim a handicap transfer spot. The handicap then placed him to start seventh and he fell to tenth after running a different line.
Saturday night the team headed to Port Royal Speedway for another regular night of racing. A mediocre pill draw set LD in the fifth starting position in the second heat of the night where he climbed his way up to second. After the handicap, LD started third in the feature. He set himself in second and ran strong, closing in on the leader, but couldn't catch him in time.
Three Consecutive Events Highlight Labor Day Weekend
Indianapolis, IN (September 2, 2015) - The 2015 UNOH All Star season will continue with three consecutive events this Friday through Sunday in the “Buckeye State.” The regional travelers will spend the Labor Day weekend at two different Ohio facilities, working towards an overall winning potential equalling $13,000. The Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio will host the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during its season-ending “Attica Ambush” on Friday, September 4, and Saturday, September 5. The Friday night opener will award $3,000 to the main event winner, followed by a $5,000-to-win showcase on Saturday night. The upcoming holiday weekend will continue with another $5,000-to-win program at the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Sunday, September 6. It will be the last appearance by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at each of the Ohio venues in 2015.
HALLOWEEN PARTY OFFERS NEW TREATS FOR FANS & COMPETITORS, DO YOU DARE TO BE PART OF. . “MODS AT THE MADHOUSE”
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party will return to Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 17, filled with far more treats then tricks as the season finale will offer a different format. For starters, the program will have just three divisions that include the 358 Mods/Big Block Modifieds, the Sportsman and TSRS Sprints with all three divisions competing in heat race qualifying events that will lead up to a 40 lap 358 Mod/Big Block Modified feature, a 25 lap Sportsman feature and a 25 lap TSRS Sprint feature. Gates will open at 4 PM with heat race qualifying getting underway at 6 PM.
The three division racing program is designed based off suggestions and comments from race fans throughout the season. There is no doubt, the Grandview fans love their Modifieds and they were very vocal in the re-vamping of the Mods at the Madhouse thriller. This event will bring together the 358 Modifieds and the Big Block Modifieds in an event that is “sure to grab you”.
A look at the numbers of 2015, so far, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway this weekend
CONCORD, N.C. - Sept. 1, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on Skagit Speedway for the Monster Meltdown on Friday and Saturday and Grays Harbor Raceway for the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel Outlaw Invasion on Monday as it enters the final stretch of the season. Over the weekend the series completed its 60th feature of 2015. As the events wind down and the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals inches ever closer, here is a look at the numbers that have defined the season up to this point.
873 - the miles that separate Skagit Speedway and Antioch Speedway, the first and final stops on the last West Coast swing of the season
534 - laps led by Donny Schatz this season
360 - the number of different drivers who have received points in a World of Outlaws event in 2015
332 - the difference in laps led between Donny Schatz, the season's lap leader, and Shane Stewart, the second highest lap leader
94 - the points separating the third through sixth place drivers in the championship standings
22 - Kerry Madsen's heat race wins in 2015 (he is the leading heat race winner)
Putting together a successful World of Outlaws team is a grind. It's not something you can throw money at and, voila, you win races. It takes time. The right people need to be put in the right positions, and they all have to mesh with the driver. Now, imagine trying to field two teams. It's twice the aggravation and doesn't always work as planned.
Barry Jackson and the CJB Motorsports team look at it a different way. Adding a second team featuring legendary Sprint Car driver Sammy Swindell and big-time investor/owner Tod Quiring can only be a benefit. The one drawback: Jackson and the team have to thrash to get a car with the new Big Game Treestands look together for Swindell to run at this weekend's Jackson Nationals. Still, the long-term effect is worth it.
"It definitely moves things forward," said Jackson, crew chief and manager of CJB. "When you bring Tod Quiring and Big Game aboard and have Sammy Swindell on board and what they add to a team, it's huge.
PETERSEN MEDIA: One of the biggest weekends of the Honda USAC National Midget season is upon us, and T2 Digital is pleased to announce that the Gold Crown Midget Nationals will be streamed LIVE on TheCushion.Com both this Friday and Saturday night.
“The Gold Crown Midget Nationals is such a prestigious event, and we are so honored to able to work with USAC and broadcast this event LIVE after weather cancelled the 2014 event,” T2 Digital Co-Founder Ian Marvuglio said. “Midget racing is one of the most exciting forms of racing, and this event is always is always highly anticipated.”
Set to take to the Tri City Speedway on both Friday and Saturday night, T2 Digital will have cameras rolling as the stars and cars of the Honda USAC National Midget Series chase after the cool $10,000 Pay Day that comes with the Gold Crown Midget Nationals Title.
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