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- Ray Bliss Rockets to First Genesee Win Since 2019 while Jeremy Wonderling Wins the Late Model Duel with Brother Brady
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (August 11, 2022)- Despite being called a Thursday Night Thunder program, a Chamber of Commerce Night presented five divisions getting the final midweek show of the season in at a brisk pace. One of the highlights of Stirling Lubricants Night came in the Sportsman Feature as veteran Ray Bliss scored his first feature win in nearly three years. Bliss, of Warsaw, started on the pole and jumped out to the early lead, but after a lap five restart Canadian Billy Bleich Jr. charged from third to challenge Bliss for the lead. Coming to complete lap six, Bleich's No. 108 was .010 seconds ahead at the line but that was when "Zeke the Streak" roared back to the life and jumped back out in front. "When I saw (Bleich) I figured it was time to get going," said the soft-spoken Bliss in Victory Lane. "We finally got some things figured out and have been running better." Once getting back in front of Bleich for the lead, defending Novice Sportsman Champion Jacob Bansmer also got back by him to regain the runner-up spot. Bansmer would find himself more than two seconds behind the No. 27z though and while he closed the gap almost every lap, he was never able to cut it under a second as Bliss would hang on to become the eighth different winner in the Stirling Lubricants Sportsman this season. Bansmer's second-place run was a career-best for the youngster, who now has four-straight top five finishes. Bleich would hang on for a third-place run in his second appearance of the year in Batavia. Behind that trio were some incredible battles with the top nine drivers in the points, with Ryan Barrett slicing his way through to finish fourth, just ahead of Phil Vigneri III, who made two big moves in the closing laps to round out the top five, and take over the point lead in the process. The Late Model Feature was a battle between the Wonderling Brothers for much of the 25-lap feature, with Jeremy finding a way by Brady with six laps remaining to claim his fifth feature win of the season. Wonderling, of Wellsville, got a powerful run off of turn four to complete lap 18 to set up a slidejob on Brady entering turn one and was able to run off from there to score the win in his new car. While the move was made in the matter of a straightaway, it was one that "Mr. Excitement" had been setting up for laps. "The track was drying up to the point where I kept showing him my nose on the bottom over and over to try to get him to move down so that I could get a run off the top and once I did that I knew I could slide him without having him doing something reckless," said Jeremy after the race. "It's just great to run against someone who you respect so much and want to race with and know they will respect you back." Brady Wonderling had jumped out to the early lead over TJ Downs, who was battling for second with Jeremy Wonderling on lap four when the No. 33 came around. The restart allowed invader Bryce Davis to inherit third to make it a trio flying around the 1/3-mile. As they started to weave through lapped traffic, that's when Jeremy set up Brady for the pass with Davis trying to find a way by them as well. At some point, the right rear of the No. 3J made contact with a lapped car and was crunched up but he kept on going to make the pass on lap 19. As Jeremy and Brady ran to a 1-2 finish, on the final circuit a lapped car would spin and collect Bryce Davis in the process. Jon Rivers would move up a spot to finish in third. Rivers had started in 10th but had taken over fourth by the end of lap five. Point Leader Doug Ricotta finished in fourth while David Pangrazio rounded out the top five. The Hobby Stock division invaded for their lone appearance of 2022 and did not disappoint with fierce battles throughout the pack with drivers from both the Southern Tier and Niagara County. Jerred Dennis took advantage of leader Kaiden Dgien choosing the bottle line on a lap 2 restart and jumped in front of the pack and would lead the rest of the way to pick up the victory. Dgien would give pressure for a number of laps after losing the top spot but after slipping over the banking in turn two would fall back to third until taking it back from Greg Young coming to the white flag. Dgien would cross in second while Young would hang on to the podium. On the final lap, a few cars would drift over the banking in turn one, enabling Chris Dziomba to drive up to fourth. Heat winner Joe Birdsall would round out the top five. The Bandit Division ran a feature-only format on the night, which worked out just fine for 13-year-old Tyler Foster, who captured his first career feature win. Foster, of Lockport, took the lead from Morgan Coniber on a lap 2 restart and then had to fend off point leader Seth Johnson on a lap five restart and then all the way to the finish to park his No. 53 in Victory Lane. Johnson peaked to the inside on multiple occasions but would have to settle for second while Nicholas Lipome rounded out the podium in third. Racing returns in fast order as a full card is on tap for this Saturday with all six weekly divisions being joined being joined by the Classics on Dirt Vintage Stock Cars. Race time for that show is 6:00 with perfect weather in the forecast. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 8/11/2022- Stirling Lubricants Night Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- JEREMY WONDERLING, Brady Wonderling, Jon Rivers, Doug Ricotta, David Pangrazio, Chad Homan, Chris Fleming, Dave DuBois, JJ Mazur, Alan Chapman, Paul Grigsby, Billy DuBois, Bryce Davis, Jim Mazur, Brian Kotarski, Aaron Miller, Todd Chapman, TJ Downs, Dave Stolzenberg. Lap Leaders- B. Wonderling 1-18, J. Wonderling 19-25. Heat Winners- D. DuBois, J. Wonderling, Homan. Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- RAY BLISS, Jacob Bansmer, Bill Bleich Jr., Ryan Barrett, Phil Vigneri III, Kyle Richner, Dave Conant, Noah Walker, Larry Vick, Brandon Michaud, Cameron Tuttle, Mike McCarthy, Tyler Guzzardi, Gordy Hermanson Jr., Jim Harbison, Greg Mrzwyka (DNS), Jessica Kriegisch (DNS). Lap Leader- Bliss 1-5, Bleich 6, Bliss 7-25. Heat Winners- Bliss, Conant. Invasion of the Hobby Stock Feature (20 Laps)- JERRED DENNIS, Kaiden Dgien, Greg Young, Chris Dziomba, Joe Birdsall, Brandon Birsdall, Brandon Conklin, Adam Leuber, Brent Williams, Mike Spencer, Glenn VanCise, Jon Almekind, Jaren Israel. Lap Leaders- Dgien 1-3, Dennis 4-20. Heat Winners- J. Birdsall, Dgien. The Detail Shop Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- JAMES GAYTON, Rocco Conte, Olivia Coniber, Jessica Schleede, Mike Dinehardt, Cody Wise, Tom Knapp, Robert Knapp, Eric Brumsted, Shawna Knapp (DNS). Lap Leaders- Gayton 1-15. Heat Winners- Conte, Gayton. DML Sealing Bandit Feature (10 Laps)- TYLER FOSTER, Seth Johnson, Nick Lipome, Joey Swick, Morgan Coniber, Jonathan Logsdon. Lap Leaders- Coniber 1, Foster 2-10.
- Thursday Portion of Sunoco North/South 100 Washed Out
UNION, Ky. (August 11, 2022) - Thursday's portion of the Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil has been canceled. Despite the diligent efforts of speedway staff, torrential rainfall during the Modified heat races left Florence Speedway heavily saturated, and unfavorable for racing. Florence Speedway will make refund arrangements for Thursday night ticket holders. Refund information will be announced on Friday morning. Friday's event will go on as scheduled, including a complete program of Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a $5,000-to-win A-Main each night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The finishes from Friday's program will determine the Heat Race line-ups for Saturday's Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil. On Friday, the pit gate opens at 3:00 PM ET, while the general admission gates open at 5:30 PM ET. Hot laps start at 6:30 PM ET, with racing one hour later at 7:30 PM ET. About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2022, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will be streamed live on MAVTV Plus, with broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network. The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com. 2022 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include: Advanced Powder Coating, Ag Protect 1, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Armslist.com, Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Behrent's Performance Warhouse, Big River Steel, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Clements Racing Engines, Cornett Racing Engines, DirtCar Lift, Dirt Draft, DirtonDirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dixie Chopper, eBay Motors, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Etchberger Trucking, Fast Shafts,General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, Longhorn Chassis, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Öhlins Shocks, OPTIMA Batteries, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Outerwears, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Strange Oval, Stop Tech Brakes, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Summit Racing Equipment, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vahlco Wheels, Vic Hill Race Engines, Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Wieland Wrisco, Xceldyne, 5150 Race Trailers
- BRENT SEXTON SCORES CLS WIN AT SANTA MARIA AND HEADS TO THE MIDWEST
(Lakeside, CA, August 11, 2022) Brent Sexton, the current point leader in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series, made a cameo appearance in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series and won the main event at the Santa Maria Raceway last Saturday. This week, the racing veteran and his two teenage sons, Dalton, and Grant, will be racing four nights in the Minn-Kota Summer Lightning Sprint Shootout in Minnesota and South Dakota. 296485685_5845779145442913_8190778121937983028_n.jpg Brent Sexton, on the left, and his son Grant after Brent's CLS win at Santa Maria. FLO Racing Photo. Last week's race at Santa Maria was the first at the track since it had been shuttered in July of 2021. In addition to the CLS, the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars were also part of the grand reopening. The plan going in had Brent and Grant racing in the CLS portion of the program. Grant also participated in his second ever USAC/CRA race. On the CLS side of the show, Grant and Brent qualified seventh and eighth respectively in the 16-car field. Brent finished second in his heat race and then fourth in the dash. That placed him on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event. When the green flag dropped on the CLS main, Brent was third. The veteran driver stayed there until making a pass for second in turn two on the 13th lap. The track was extremely rough and dusty in turns one and two and when a car spun in turn two on the 16th circuit, the leader had nowhere to go and plowed into the stopped racer. That elevated Brent to the lead. The race commenced again with nine-laps left. Brent led every inch of the remaining distance and scored the win by nearly a half-track. "Me and my boys are running the Minkota Nationals next week," Sexton told the sold-out crowd after the race. "So, I wanted to come out here and shake the car down. It worked out perfect. Hopefully, it will be a shot in the arm for us back in the Midwest. It is great to see Santa Maria back open again. This place is awesome. Hopefully, we can keep doing it." Dalton subbed for Grant in the CLS main but pulled off seconds after the start. The win was Brent's second in a row and third of the 2022 campaign. He has not finished out of the top three in his last five races and the last time he finished worse than fourth was nearly five months ago when he placed eighth at the Bakersfield Speedway on March 25th. Grant's second foray into the USAC/CRA Series saw him debut a flashy new graphics package on his #18. The teen qualified 15th fastest in the 31-car field. He missed the transfer in his heat race by two spots and was forced to contest the B main. That race would be 12-laps and the top six finishers would transfer to the A Main. Grant got a good start in the B main and was attempting to make an outside pass for third in turn four on the first lap when he touched wheels with another car. Grant bicycled and his car was catapulted towards the outside wall. He gathered it back in but dropped back to the sixth and final transfer spot. A few laps later he went to the outside and attempted to pass the fifth place car on the back chute when the car slid up the racetrack and got into Grant who thumped the wall with his right rear wheel. However, the kid did not give up. He did not lose any spots and stayed in the final transfer position until turn one on the final lap. Track conditions in turns one and two had deteriorated badly and one of the ruts in the track caused Grant to spin and come to a stop. That also meant he missed the main event. The 2nd Annual Minn-Kota Lightning Sprint Shootout will commence on Thursday night at Ada Minnesota's Norman County Speedway. One night later, the action switches to the River Cities Raceway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. On Saturday, it will be back to Minnesota for round #3 at Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush. The series will stay in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" for the finale at Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon on Sunday night. Last year Grant won the opener at Norman County and never finished worse than 8th in the four-race Minn-Kota Shootout. Dalton was fourth in the opener and never finished worse than 10th. Brent placed seventh in the two mains he started. Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, Swift Powdercoat, Maxima Oil, Automated Interior, and an extra special thanks to Scotty and Jimmy Keys. If you or your business wants to partner up with one of the most visible Lightning Sprint teams on the West Coast, please call (619) 454-6945. 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Sexton Gatlin Racing 2022 Schedule 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Dalton 1st - Brent 7th - Grant 15th March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Brent 1st - Dalton 3rd - Grant 4th March 25 Bakersfield Speedway CLS Winged Grant 1st - Brent 8th - Dalton 17th April 16 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprints Wingless Grant 1st April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless Bezio 3rd - Brent 4th - Dalton 5th April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged Grant 1st - Brent 4th - Dalton 5th May 14 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless Dalton 1st - Bezio 2nd - Brent 3rd May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Grant DNS June 11 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged Grant 1st - Brent 2nd - Dalton 11th June 25 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged Dalton 1st - Brent 2nd - Grant 3rd July 9 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless Brent 1st - Grant 2nd - Dalton 6th August 6 Santa Maria Raceway CLS Winged Brent 1st - Dalton 15th August 6th Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th B Main August 11 Minkota Nationals POWRi Winged August 12 Minkota Nationals POWRi Winged August 13 Minkota Nationals POWRi Winged August 14 Minkota Nationals POWRi Winged Sept. 14 Perris Auto Speedway (with USAC/CRA) POWRi Winged October 1 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged October 8 Mojave Valley Raceway POWRi/CLS Winged October 13 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Open Winged October 14 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Open Winged October 15 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Open Winged October 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless October 24 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless Nov. 15 Bakersfield Speedway BCRA/CLS Winged Nov. 17 Petaluma Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless Nov. 18 Petaluma Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless Nov. 19 Petaluma Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. 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- REV YOUR ENGINES for Season 3 of Friday Night Thunder at the NASCAR PINTY's -OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY- Monday, August 15th, 2022 at 5pm
NASCAR's PINTY's Series makes a long awaited dirt track debut at Ohsweken Speedway outside Hamilton this Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th as the crew of Friday Night Thunder rolls camera on Season 3, capturing all the behind the scenes action of the 17th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the high octane APTN docu-series. Friday Night Thunder follows the triumphs and challenges of daring Indigenous drivers as they navigate the treacherous dirt track at Ohsweken Speedway, one of Canada's premier motorsport facilities and the only one on Indigenous territory (Trailer). Friday Night Thunder and the Ohsweken Speedway invite media pit-side to meet the drivers, explore the cars and experience the thunder and thrills for themselves at a special pre-race meet and greet. WHEN: Monday, August 15th, 2022 5pm to 7pm: Media Reception and Meet and Greet with up and coming Six Nations Home Track Sprint Car Drivers and Friday Night Thunder Producers 6:30pm Nascar Pinty's Series Practise 7:00 pm Opening Ceremonies, 17th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 7:10pm Heats Explore behind the scenes and stay for the races and festivities, including a Speedway Open Garage and a special Opening Night Concert headlined by Juno Winner and local Sprint Car Hero Derek Miller. ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER https://fridaynightthundertv.com/ Friday Night Thunder is the first-ever documentary series about the exhilarating and dangerous world of sprint car racing as seen through the lives of five Indigenous racing families. Friday Night Thunder Season 1 is now streaming on APTN Lumi (trailer). Season 2 races onto APTN on Sunday, September 11, 2022. ABOUT BIG SOUL Big Soul Productions Inc. is a pioneering Toronto-based production company founded in 1999 by Anishinaabe producer/entrepreneur Laura J. Milliken. With their Gemini nominated series "Moccasin Flats," Big Soul became the first Aboriginal-owned production company to earn a Best Dramatic Series nomination. Other notable credits include the primetime animated comedy "By the Rapids," and critically acclaimed festival films "Fire Song" and "Run Woman Run," a recent box office success. Big Soul is dedicated to creating, developing, and producing films and television series representing the Indigenous voice and perspective while generating much needed capacity for Indigenous talent in the film and television industries. To rsvp, coordinate interviews, or for more details please contact: Nadia Sandhu,email@example.com, 647-907-0171
- Bloomsburg Fair Raceway Fan Appreciation Night August 18
(BLOOMSBURG 8-11-22): The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway may have fallen victim to a rainout on their recent August 5 event, however, the management team remains committed to presenting their Fan Appreciation Night and $5 general admission seating ticket. Fan Appreciation was on the docket for last Friday and while the pits began filling and the front gates ready to open, Mother Nature instead put the stops to all of that when an unexpected rain storm washed out the night's action. Now Fan Appreciation Night - consisting of the USAC East Coast Sprints, ARDC Midgets, IMCA Pennsylvania Sprint Series and the FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks - will be held on Thursday, August 18 with the same $5 general admission price tag. The USAC East Coast Sprinters will be racing in a $2000-to-win feature event. To date they raced three times overall at Bloomsburg with Briggs Danner winning twice and Alex Bright once. Danner is also the current point leader thanks to seven wins this season. ARDC comes to Bloomsburg for the first time since 1971 when they contested on the ½-mile cider oval. The popular Midget car organization has made 22 appearances at the track dating back to 1947 all taking place during the annual fair. The 1947 ARDC race at Bloomsburg marked the first ever Midget race at the track and was won by Mike Joseph. The great Jiggs Peters was the last ARDC Midget driver to win here. Since the track reopened last season ARDC has been rained out three times. The IMCA Pennsylvania Sprint Series, which are the very popular winged 305 Sprints, have not disappointed in two previous Bloomsburg outings. Strong car counts and excitingly close action have become a trademark of the group in each of their appearances thus far. For the first time the FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks, which run under the Sport Compact Dirt Racing Association (SCDRA) rules, will be making laps at Bloomsburg. They have also been added to this year's Bloomsburg Fair along with the Central Pennsylvania Legends for a Thursday, September 29 show. Thursday, August 18 front gates open at 5:00 pm with racing set to get underway starting at 7:00 pm. For up to date news please visit the track's website at https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgFairRaceway/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/BloomFairRacewy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsburgfairraceway/
- Virginia Motor Speedway to host the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship Saturday, August 20
Jamaica, VA - The stars and cars of the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series will invade Virginia Motor Speedway for the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. Many of the Mid-Atlantic's top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 23-24, 2022. "What this essentially boils down to is a paid practice for Pro Late Model competitors for our upcoming $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship presented by Dealer Group USA," commented track owner and President Bill Sawyer. Sawyer added, "the FASTRAK Pro Late Model races are some of the best races we host here at Virginia Motor Speedway; no matter where you look, there is always three and four wide action throughout the field." Also, see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stocks in action. Competitor gates for Saturday, August 20, will open at 3 pm, with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track, activities will begin at 5:45 pm with hot laps. Adult tickets are just $15; seniors (60+) $12; military $10; students 13 - 17 years old $8; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. Prelude to the World Championship tickets can be purchased in advance by going to https://bit.ly/Prelude_tx or at the gate on race day. 16" coolers are welcomed, but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free well-lit parking, and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA, in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area. Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway's 2022 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. Also, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway , and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.
- T.J.’s Takeaways: Sharks Devour Prelims, Defending Home Turf, and a Rookie Class for the Ages
I wrote coming into the 61st Knoxville Nationals I felt that this year’s edition was as wide open as any I have attended regarding who could win the event. Thursday strengthened that position, which will be reflected below in my takeaways following the preliminary programs are now in the books
- Shark Sweep! Jacob Allen Wins the Thursday Preliminary Feature at Knoxville
Jacob Allen capped off a landmark week for the Shark Racing team after winning the Thursday night preliminary feature at the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s.
- Austin McCarl Earns Pole Position for the 2022 Knoxville Nationals
Austin McCarl capped off a banner day by earning the pole position for the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s.
- Through Twists and Turns, Hanson’s Racing Passion Stays True at Plymouth Dirt Track
Even through his most challenging times on the track, Hanson has persevered and developed into a fixture in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing’s B Mod ranks since the division’s inception in 2016. With ...
- Updates from Thursday night at the 2022 Knoxville Nationals
Updates from night two of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's.
- McIntyre, Wolfe win at Port Royal
Gerard McIntyre beat the field and Mother Nature to claim his first career Port Royal Speedway feature victory Saturday night in 410 sprint car competition. He got $4,000 for his win, Lucas Wolfe ...
- Winged 410 sprint cars set to return to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night
For just the second time since 2013, winged 410 sprint cars will be turning laps at Big Diamond Speedway. The three-eighths mile dirt track located outside Forestville in Schuylkill County will host ...
- Idaho Falls Raceway allows diverse set of riders to ride like a pro
An engineering professor, a pro dirt biker and a 13-year old boy might have little in common but they all ride their dirt bikes at the Idaho Falls Raceway.
- Trash Car Racing will get you dashing and crashing for around a hundred bucks
The rambunctious car racing is filling the stands and rodeo arenas in northern Utah and could be an affordable way for you to get behind the wheel of a race car. Albeit, a super-cheap, beat-up, ...
- WMR HITS WATSONVILLE AND MARYSVILLE THIS WEEKEND
The 19th and 20th races of the 2022 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction season hit the dirt this weekend. Friday night will see the stock production powered Midgets at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. The series' second-ever stop at Marysville Raceway Park is on deck for Saturday night's action.
- SEXTON WINS SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES RACE
(Torrance, CA, August 10, 2022) Two-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Brent Sexton raced to a convincing win when the CLS was part of the reopening of the Santa Maria Raceway last Saturday night. The win, Sexton's first ever at the San Luis Obispo County oval, came before an enthusiastic, sellout crowd. 297991327_3167530226831638_1986578303688048617_n.jpg Winner Brent Sexton (center), 2nd place Jeremy Queener (left) and 3rd place "Shugah" Shane Sexton. CLS Photo. A total of 16 CLS cars showed for the first race at Santa Maria in over a year. Savage Racing Qualifying saw teenager "Shugah" Shane Sexton record the fastest lap with a time of 14.161. Defending CLS champion and current point leader David Gasper of Santa Barbara was second best on the clocks with a 14.275. Five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz of Oak Hills turned in the third fastest time at 14.308. T Shirts By Timeless sponsored the two CLS heat races. San Diego's A.J. Bender, who has two CLS winds at the Bakersfield Speedway in 2022, captured the first heat race over "Rockstar" Jon Robertson of Torrance, and Michnowicz. Rookie driver Connor Speir of Fillmore captured the second heat over Sexton, who was the eighth fastest driver in qualifying, and Gasper. A three lap trophy dash, sponsored by R&R Racing, Dick Hindman, Timeless Enterprises, and J.J. Ercse, would determine the starting positions for the first three rows of the main event. Bender picked up right where he left off in his heat race and won the dash, too. The victory was worth $230.00. He would start on the front row of the main with Gasper alongside. Third place Robertson was on the inside of the second row and was joined by Sexton. The third row was slated to feature Jeremy Queener of Lake Elsinore and Michnowicz. However, Michnowicz withdrew for the night after the dash. Bender steered Mike Schweitzer's #41B into the lead on the start with Gasper, Sexton, Robertson, and Yucca Valley's Jeff Dyer giving chase. The boat captain by trade quickly put some distance between himself and Gasper and was a quarter straightaway ahead by lap 5. Likewise, Gasper had pulled away from third place Sexton. Bender caught up to the lapped traffic on lap 9. That was despite broken wing struts on the front wing of his race car. As the lappers momentarily slowed his progress, Gasper, in the "Kittle-Blue #18," closed in on the leader. He raced outside of Bender going into turn three and snatched first place as they raced off turn four. Bender closed back in on Gasper on lap 11. He tried to go by on the inside in turn one. By that time of the night, turns one and two looked like a lunar landscape and Gasper maintained the top spot. Conditions continued to deteriorate on the same end of the track and Bender got way sideways in turn two on the 13th circuit. By the time he recovered, Sexton had raced by for second. Three laps later, series leading rookie Will Browne spun in the same spot where Bender got sideways. Gasper who was not far behind, could not avoid the white #8 and plowed into him. The current point leader broke a shock and bent his front axle and was knocked out of the race. However, it could have been worse. As the race was scheduled in June, it was not a traditional points race. All drivers who showed received the same amount of points. Thus, Gasper will have the same point lead at the next race. When the race resumed, Sexton, who has two wins and is the point leader in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series, had Bender on his tail with less than 10 circuits remaining. That is, he had Bender behind him until lap 22 when the #41B broke a chain tensioner and the chain ripped all the teeth out of the back sprocket. Bender's exit gave Sexton a commanding lead. When the checkers ended the race, he was nearly a half track ahead of the competition in his Sexton Fire Protection/BK Wings/ Johnny Motorhead/Troy Dirt/Victory Graphix/Swift Powdercoat/ Maxima Oil/Automated Interior/Scotty and Jimmy Keys #44. Queener ended up second with Sexton's nephew, "Shugah" Shane Sexton, third. Robertson and Bakersfield's Leland Day were the first two CLS regulars across the line and they finished fourth and fifth respectively. It was the best 2022 series finish for both. "Me and my boys are running the Minkota Nationals next week," Sexton told the massive crowd after the race. "So, I wanted to come out here and shake the car down. It worked out perfect. Hopefully, it will be a shot in the arm for us back in the Midwest. It is great to see Santamaria back open again. This place is awesome. Hopefully, we can keep doing it." Sexton pocketed the lion's share of the lap money when he took home $250.00. Bender grabbed $200.00 before his exit and Gasper pocketed $175.00 before his early dismissal. The drivers and staff of the CLS would like to thank the following for making the race possible. Timeless Enterprises, Savage Racing, Dyer Motorsports, Sexton Fire Protection, Speir Racing, Kittle Motorsports, Dick Hindman, JJ Ercse, R&R Racing, Schweitzer Motorsports, Gasper Racing, Greco Racing, Chris Dickie, Win Now Racing, and Dave Miller. The CLS is now off until August 26th and 27th when the club journeys north to battle the BCRA on two of its local tracks, the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, and the Placerville Speedway. In addition to being the next two-point paying races for the CLS, the events will be rounds two and three of the annual Civil War Series. Savage Racing Qualifying: 1. Shane Sexton, 14.161; 2. David Gasper, 14.275; 3. Bobby Michnowicz, 14.308; 4. Eric Greco, 14.322; 5. Jeremy Queener, 14.364; 6. Cody Nigh, 14.377; 7. Grant Sexton, 14.395; 8. Brent Sexton, 14.517; 9. AJ Bender, 14.607; 10. Leland Day, 14.808; 11. Jon Robertson, 14.892; 12. Connor Speir, 14 529; 13. Seth Dyer, 15.868; 14. Jeff Dyer, NT; 15. Harlee Aguilera, NT; 16. Will Browne NT T Shirts By Timeless Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1. A.J. Bender; 2. Jon Robertson; 3. Bobby Michnowicz; 4. Jeremy Queener; 5. Shane Sexton; 6. Seth Dyer T Shirts By Timeless Heat Race #2 (8 laps): 1. Connor Speir; 2. Brent Sexton; 3. David Gasper; 4. Jeff Dyer; 5. Cody Nigh; 6. Eric Greco; 7. Harlee Aguilera; 7. Leland Day Six Lap Dash: 1. A.J. Bender; 2. David Gasper; 3. Jon Robertson; 4. Brent Sexton; 5. Jeremy Queener; 6. Connor Speir Main Event 25-Laps (with finishing diff. and starting positions: 1. Brent Sexton, Lakeside, CA, (4th) 2. Jeremy Queener, Lake Elsinore, CA, 7.132, (5th), 3. Shane Sexton, Warner Springs, CA, 9.118, (8th), 4. Jon Robertson, Torrance, CA, 10.690, (3rd) 5. Leland Day, Bakersfield, CA, 1 Lap, (11th) 6. Connor Speir, Fillmore, CA, 1 Lap, (6th) 7. Harlee Aguilera, Galt, CA, 2 Laps, (13th) 8. AJ Bender, San Diego, CA, 3 laps, (1st) 9. Will Browne, Glendora, CA, 9 Laps, (14th) 10. David Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA, 10 Laps, (2nd) 11. Eric Greco, Palmdale, CA, 16 Laps, (9th) 12. Cody Nigh, Camarilla, CA, 17 Laps, (10th) 13. Jeff Dyer, Yucca, Valley, CA, 20 Laps, (7th) 14. Seth Dyer, Yucca, Valley, CA, 21 Laps, (12th) 15. Grant Sexton, Lakeside, CA, 24 Laps, (15th) DNS Bobby Michnowicz, Oak Hills, CA California Lightning Sprint Car Series Point Standings 1. David Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA, 1313 2. Jeff Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA, 1274 3. Eric Greco, Palmdale, CA, 1272 4. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, CA, 1195 5. Bobby Michnowicz, Oak Hills, CA, 984 6. Will Browne, Glendora, CA, 894 7. Connor Speir, Fillmore, CA, 854 8. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA, 847 9. Jon Robertson, Torrance, CA, 739 10. Dominic Del Monte, Gardena, CA, 656 CLS vs BCRA "Civil War Series" Points 1. David Gasper - CLS - 142 2. Dakota Albright - BCRA - 126 3. Eric Greco - CLS - 126 4. Will Browne - CLA 116 5. Harlee Aguilera - BCRA - 109 6. Cody Nigh - CLS - 104 7. Greg Dennett - BCRA - 100 8. Hunter Kinney - BCRA - 92 9. Matt Land - BCRA - 89 10. Tim Kinser - 83 The following companies have become marketing partners with the CLS in 2022. They have offered up more than $13,000.00 in contingencies that will be awarded on top of the regular racing purses and they will be paid out throughout the year. Yoshimura R&D, Hoosier Tires West, T-Shirts By Timeless, Extreme Mufflers, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Speed Mart, Cold Fire West, West Evens Motorsports, RC Fuel Injection, Jake Swanson Shock Technology, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSI Shocks, Eibach Springs, Triple X Race Components, King Racing Products, Hyper Racing Products, Rebel Gears, Vahlco Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, Fuel Safe Systems, MPI, Circle Track Performance, E-Z UP, Hepfner Racing, Smith Titanium, and Hoosier Speed. If you or your company would like to become a partner of the longtime racing organization, contact Jon Robertson via email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (310) 367-9050. 2022 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule March 25 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - Grant Sexton April 2 Merced Speedway Non-Wing -- Civil War #1 - David Gasper April 16 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - A.J. Bender April 30 Ventura Raceway Winged (Make Up Main) David Gasper April 30 Ventura Raceway Winged - Bobby Michnowicz May 14 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - A.J. Bender May 21 Ventura Raceway Winged - Eric Greco June 11 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - David Gasper June 25 Ventura Raceway Winged - David Gasper July 9 Ventura Raceway Winged - David Gasper July 23 Ventura Raceway Winged - Dave Gasper August 6 *Santa Maria Raceway Winged - Brent Sexton August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged - Civil War #2 August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged - Civil War #3 September 10 Lemoore Raceway Winged September 24 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - Civil War #4 October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway Winged - With SWLS October 29 Ventura Raceway Winged November 15 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - With USAC Midgets - Civil War #5 November 17 Placerville Speedway Non-Wing - With USAC Midgets - No Points November 18 Placerville Speedway Non-Wing - With USAC Midgets - No Points November 19 Placerville Speedway Non-Wing - With USAC Midgets - No Points *Non Points Race To keep up with the CLS online, please visit the website at http://racecls.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/californialightningsprints PAST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS 1994 Tony Everhart 1995 Gary Sexton 1996 Rob Sczymczak 1997 Jon Rahe 1998 Chris Rahe 1999 Brent Sexton 2000 Greg Bragg 2001 Greg Bragg 2002 Greg Bragg 2003 David Cardey 2004 Keith Janca 2005 Johnny Bates 2006 Donny Gansen 2007 Shane Rossen 2008 Brent Sexton 2009 Stuart Hielschier Sr. 2010 Jarrett Kramer 2011 Tim Brown 2012 Bobby Michnowicz 2013 Stephen Limon 2014 Bobby Michnowicz 2015 Bobby Michnowicz 2016 Bobby Michnowicz 2017 Bobby Michnowicz 2018 Jarrett Kramer 2019 Jarrett Kramer 2021 David Gasper This press release was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports (909) 226-7768 mailto:email@example.com
- Chase Continues for Arizona Sports Shirts Crown Jewel Cup
Batavia, OHIO (August 9, 2022) - The Arizona Sport Shirt Crown Jewel Cup continues with this weekend's 40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil. The Arizona Sport Shirt Crown Jewel Cup is a mini-series within the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule comprising 13 events that pay $30,000 or more to the winner. First place winnings for all 13 crown jewel cup events in 2022 comes to an extraordinary $688,000. Drivers with perfect attendance with the series will earn points at these 13 events based on their respective finishes. Tim McCreadie holds the top spot in the current Arizona Sport Shirt Crown Jewel Cup standings. Ricky Thornton Jr. trails McCreadie by 115-points, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Jonathan Davenport. The Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Champion and the top five in Crown Jewel Cup points will receive bigger cash awards than in years past; this mini-series Champion will receive a $15,000 cash bonus at the year-end awards banquet. The drivers who finish second through fifth in the Crown Jewel Cup standings will earn $6,000, $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000 in cash, respectively for a total point's fund of $30,000 for these 13 events. As part of the Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup, the Quest for Cash still includes a potential bonus of $50,000. Drivers that maintain perfect attendance with the series for the entire season are eligible for the Arizona Sport Shirts Quest for Cash. If a driver wins six (6) of the thirteen (13) Crown Jewel Cup events in 2022, that driver will receive a $50,000 bonus.** 2022 Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Schedule (winner): May 28, 2022- Lucas Oil Speedway- Show-Me 100- $50,000 to win (Chris Ferguson) June 4, 2022- West Virginia Motor Speedway- Historic 100- $50,000 to win (Jonathan Davenport) June 18, 2022- Smoky Mountain Speedway- Mountain Moonshine Classic- $50,000 to win (Chris Madden) June 25, 2022- Lernerville Speedway- Firecracker 100- $50,000 to win (Tim McCreadie) July 3, 2022- Muskingum County Speedway- Freedom 60- $30,000 to win (Brandon Sheppard) July 9, 2022- Deer Creek Speedway- Gopher 50- $50,000 to win (Brandon Overton) July 23, 2022- I-80 Speedway- Silver Dollar Nationals- $53,000 to win (Jonathan Davenport) August 13, 2022- Florence Speedway- North/South 100- $75,000 to win August 20, 2022- Batesville Motor Speedway- Topless 100- $50,000 to win August 27, 2022- Port Royal Speedway- Rumble by the River- $50,000 to win September 4, 2022- Tyler County Speedway- 54th Annual Hillbilly 100- $30,000 to win September 17, 2022- Knoxville Raceway- Late Model Nationals- $50,000 to win October 15, 2022- Portsmouth Raceway Park- Dirt Track World Championship- $100,000 to win **A minimum of 11 of the scheduled 13 Crown Jewel Cup races must be completed during the 2022 season with a minimum of 24 cars entered at each of those events. To be eligible, the driver must have perfect attendance in all Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races in 2022. About Arizona Sports Shirts: Founded more than four decades ago, Arizona Sport Shirts has provided bold, unique, and effective apparel for race teams, businesses, and special events. Today, Arizona Sport Shirts continues its commitment to providing cutting edge apparel and merchandise found nowhere else. More information on Arizona Sport Shirts, including online ordering details, is available at: www.ArizonaSportShirts.com. About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2022, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will be streamed live on MAVTV Plus, with broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network. The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com. 2022 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include: Advanced Powder Coating, Ag Protect 1, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Armslist.com, Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Behrent's Performance Warhouse, Big River Steel, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Clements Racing Engines, Cornett Racing Engines, DirtCar Lift, Dirt Draft, DirtonDirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dixie Chopper, eBay Motors, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Etchberger Trucking, Fast Shafts,General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, Longhorn Chassis, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Öhlins Shocks, OPTIMA Batteries, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Outerwears, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Strange Oval, Stop Tech Brakes, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Summit Racing Equipment, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vahlco Wheels, Vic Hill Race Engines, Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Wieland Wrisco, Xceldyne, 5150 Race Trailers
- Schuchart Opens Nationals With Second Consecutive Victory at Knoxville
Logan Schuchart picked up his second win in a row at the Knoxville Raceway to open the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals during Brandt Professional Agriculture qualifying night.
- Unusual Wednesday Night Program Ends with Schatz Leading Knoxville Nationals Points
After a unusual night of racing where 18 of the top 20 cars after qualifying failed to transfer through their heat races to the main event Donny Schatz edged David Gravel for the event point lead during the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s.
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