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- I-35 Speedway is racing this Saturday October 30, 2021!
And then there was one, one last chance to spend your Saturday night enjoying edge of your seat racing excitement at I-35 Speedway. I-35 Speedway is racing this Saturday October 30, 2021! This event closes out the 2021 racing season, but oh the fun we are going to enjoy this one last time! At intermission the Kids Dash for Cash and Candy will occur! This weekend's event is the McCarthy Auto Group Championship Night at the Races. Yes, we will crown seven Champions and celebrate with them the following weekend on November 6 at the season ending Bonfire and Awards event. Five champions have been determined. Congratulation to the following champions in USRA A Mods - Houston Johnson, USRA Stock Cars - Michael Knight, USRA B Mods - Tyler Cadwallader, E Mods - Michael Taylor III, and Pure Stocks - Reili Yonts. Two championships are yet to be determined. In the Limited Late Models, the battle for the championship is between Kerry Davis and Tommy Cordray with only 17 points separating them. In the Sport Compacts the points battle is 47 points difference between Harold Robb, Sr. and Brett Holman. Who will be the champion in these classes? Yes, we have reached the end of the racing season, this is your last chance to turn laps at I-35 Speedway, last chance to get your favorite concession, last chance to sit in your favorite seat, last chance to hear the call of the races live, last chance to enjoy a Saturday night of racing. Throughout this year you have seen 683 different drivers in competition at the famed speedway. Make sure your catch the last race of the season, you never know who will be in competition! Racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. and the grandstands will open at 4:00 P.M., Driver's Meeting at 5:00 P.M., Hot Laps are 5:20 P.M. Admission prices are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (62+) and Military, and Youth 18 and younger (ID may be requested) are Free (a weekly tradition)! Bring the family and enjoy a night of racing. I-35 Speedway is located at Exit 64 off the interstate, ten miles north of Cameron, Missouri. Super easy access. Parking is always free. Concessions located throughout the facility. Check out the great food at the Trackside Bar and Grill which overlooks Turn 1, great place to sit, watch the races, and have dinner! Mom approved clean restrooms, best racing value for your motorsport's entertainment, we look forward to seeing you this Saturday at I-35 Speedway. The 2021 racing season wraps up with our season ending Bonfire and Awards presentation on November 6. Eating at 4, awards at 5 in grandstands, weather permitting bonfire at 6, tickets $20, the 2021 racing season fun continues for three more weeks! Make your plans to be a part of the racing fun, racing excitement, racing celebration!
- Vote for Victory Lane Speedway - Favourite Track
VOTE FOR US AND OUR MOST IMPROVED DRIVER WISSOTA, our sanctioning body, asked tracks to submit a nominee for the track's Most Improved Driver. After receiving nominations from drivers, Jason Somack #3 - Wissota Midwest Modified Driver, was selected as our most improved. Jason had zero Top 10 finishes in 2020 and improved to 1 Win, 2 Top 5s, and 7 Top 10s in 2021! So, both Jason and the speedway needs your vote for the 2021 WISSOTA Peoples Choice Awards. Pick Victory Lane Speedway as your Favourite Track and Jason Somack #3 as the Most Improved Driver. Unfortunately, there are other categories following the first two on the form that contain names you probably do not know as most of our Canadian drivers have not raced in the USA for 2 years now and did not make WISSOTA's lists - just pick someone so that your vote for Victory Lane Speedway and Jason count! Link to Vote: https://forms.gle/X2dsj7r5gNhJPNqN8
- Michael Maresca Looking Forward to BAPS Return in November Sprint Showdown
YORK HAVEN, PA - Modified driver Mike Maresca doesn't have a lot of laps at BAPS Motor Speedway, but he's certainly made the most of them. There haven't been many opportunities, as the division hasn't run many events at the York Haven, Pa., facility. And yet, Maresca was able to tame the racing surface a year ago and come away with a satisfying victory in the year-end Sprint Showdown. Now, Maresca has a chance to back up that victory. The Capitol Renegade Sprint Showdown presented by FK Rod Ends takes place Nov. 13, and with the 358 Modifieds paired with the 410 Sprint Car division, the Potsdam, N.Y., is one of the favorites to take the top prize. "I haven't been there much, but the layout of the track is really fun," Maresca said. "It had a top that you could hustle, the bottom was good, and it was just a fun track. You could race hard, but it took some finesse. "It took me a while to get used to it, but it's a cool place because we don't get to go there a lot, and it has red dirt. It's a big track, it's a really nice facility, and the PA Posse Sprint Car guys are there, and we don't see them a lot. As a race fan, it's cool to be parked next to guys like Danny Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe." The Modifieds will be racing for $3,000 in the main event. If there are 35 cars in the pit area, first place will balloon to $4,000. There will also be a Hard Charger Award and heat race prizes. For Maresca, 26, it's a chance to close out the 2021 season on a high note. Considering last year's performance, there is no doubt he will be one of the favorites in what should be a strong field. "Honestly, [BAPS] is one of the most fun tracks we go to," Maresca said. "I wish we were able to go there more. It's a good track. "Last year, we went after the sprint cars, and the track wasn't super slick, but it was fun. The track was perfect, and I'm excited to come back." The 410 Sprint Car division will be competing for a $5,000 top prize. There will also be a 50-Lap Enduro paying $1,000 to the winner. Pit gates open at noon, with the grandstand slated to open at 1 p.m. Racing begins at 3 p.m. General admission for this event will be $30. Seniors ticket prices are $25, with students 13-17 getting in for $15. Kids 12-under are free. If you can't make it to the track, you can catch all the action at www.sprintcarunlimited.tv.
- Turkey Bowl XXII at Delta Speedway in Stockton This Weekend
Stockton’s annual dirt racing spectacular continues this Friday and Saturday with the 22nd Annual Turkey Bowl at Delta Speedway presented by the Financial Center Credit Union. A $20,000 purse awaits ...
- Terry Mattox Takes Over American Sprint Car Series Ownership
The conclusion of the American Sprint Car Series 30th season welcomes a new chapter as the 2022 round of events will be under new ownership, with Terry Mattox taking over as head of the Oklahoma based series.
- Attica Raceway Park handing out $47,000 in point funds
Attica Raceway Park will hand out $47,000 in point fund money to the drivers who finished in the top 10 in points in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. There will be no awards banquet and point fund money will be sent to the drivers.
- Davenport clinches championship with $10K win at 'The Gap', Kyle Larson finishes 2nd
With a $10,000 victory that clinched a $20,000 championship, Jonathan Davenport had a profitable night at Volunteer Speedway on Wednesday. But claiming the combined $30,000 payday was ...
- Ryan Timms wins Saturday Finale, Kofoid overall Trophy Cup Champ
Ryan Timms won the 50 lap "Trophy Cup" finale Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway while Buddy Kofoid was crowned the overall champion.
- Leary, McDougal, Kouba and Wade Take Final Checkers at Gas City
Due to rain on Friday night, seven features were run in the second half of the third annual “Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals” Saturday as Gas City I-69 Speedway concluded its 2021 season in a mega day of action on the quarter-mile dirt oval.
- DAMION GARDNER STRIKES AGAIN AT PERRIS
Starting sixth, "The Demon" Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) powered by "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr. on the sixteenth lap and led the rest of the way to score the victory at Perris Auto Speedway.
- Lee wins OCRS season finale at Caney Valley Speedway
After wrapping up the 2021 AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Car championship last weekend at Red Dirt Raceway Joe bob Lee was looking forward to racing hard without the points chase hanging over his head.
- Silkwood, Peeler, Glendenning, Cadwallader, Dixon, Johnson and Wright visit McCarthy Autogroup Victory Lane on Scobee Powerline night at I-35 Speedway
With only 2 nights left on the schedule at I-35 Speedway 131 cars checked in for some great side by side 3-4 wide racing that everyone expects at the famed dirt oval. Two drivers picked up their first ever wins and five others added to their stellar career totals. First to hit the track was the ultra competitive E-Mod division. James "Bubba" Silkwood led wire to wire to pick up his first career win. Adam Dunwoodie, who picked up his first career win earlier this season would put the pressure on lap after lap but would eventually fade to third late as Briceson Crockett would slip by for second. George Burnett picked up fourth with Logan Rash fifth. In Pure Stock action Blake Peeler would put Brandon Hoover's 27h machine back in victory Lane for the second straight week. Last week Hoover drove it to his first career win. Brandon Dixon would lead early before Peeler slipped by. Dixon would finish second, Travis Cavin also an early leader and first time winner earlier this season would finish third, points leader Rieli Yonts would get fourth and Conrad Kaufman fifth. Paul Glendenning picked up his 7th Midwest Limited Late Model win on the season as he waged war early with last weeks winner Shayne Bailey. Glendenning was able to pull away late. Bailey would finish second, Houston Johnson, who was also in the mix was third, points leader Kerry Davis was fourth followed by the driver he is battling for this seasons championship Tommy Cordray in fifth. Tyler Cadwallader came in to the night with a point lead of well over 400 points in USRA B-Mod competition. Cadwallader added to that as he picked up win number 9 on the season. Early on Cadwallader traded the lead back and forth with Shadren Turner but Cadwallader proved to be to much on this night. Turner would finish second, Colin Pierce was third, Casey Burnett was fourth and Jake Richards fifth. Jeff Dixon picked up his 8th USRA Stock Car feature win of 2021. The 2019 track champion has traveled around more this season than he ever has but continues to win on I-35 Speedway dirt. Dixon battles early with Nic Hanes, Brad Derry and Gary Donaldson but sped away to victory. Derry last week's feature winner was second, USRA Stock Car newcomer Nic Hanes held tough in third, Gary Donaldson driving his brand new stock car for the first time this season finished fourth and Doug Keller was fifth. Austin Johnson has struggled through mechanical failures for much of 2021 while he's seen his brother in victory lane a total of 12 times. Austin finally got off the struggle bus picking up his first USRA Modified feature win of the season. Johnson held off the defending track champion Tyler Hibner, current points leader Houston Johnson, Shayne Bailey and Daniel Harris, a first time winner this year for the win. Chris Wright finally got his new Sport Compact dialed in a picked up his first career win. Wright drove a flawless race holding off two time winner Brett Holman, Bobby Chilton, Andrew Akers and Keegan Russell. Congratulations to the Fan of the Week Leann Wright sponsored by Devin Saler racing, Silkwood family racing, Knight Rider racing, Wild Child Nation, Shadren Turner racing, Reed racing and Manthe Motorsports. Heading into next week here's the current points standings as we continue the chase to the championships USRA Modifieds Houston Johnson leads Daniel Harris by 178 points. USRA B-Mods Tyler Cadwallader leads Colin Pierce by 463 points. USRA Stock Cars Michael Knight leads Aaron Sauter by 263 points. Pure Stocks Rieli Yonts leads Travis Cavin by 116 points. Midwest Limited Late Models Kerry Davis leads Tommy Cordray by 16 points. E-Mods Michael Taylor III leads George Burnett by 121 points. Sport Compacts Harold Robb Sr leads Brett Holman by 47 points and Chris Wright by 106 points. Join us next week for our last race of the season, the McCarthy Autogroup Championship Night. At intermission we will have our kids cash and candy rush. Banquet tickets are on sale now so make sure you get yours to celebrate our champions on November 6th!
- HANFORD AND KCRP SET FOR NARC-KING OF THE WEST HALLOWEEN WEEKEND DOUBLE-HEADER
(October 25, 2021) Sacramento, CA ... The final double-header of the 2021 NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car campaign is slated for this weekend as the West Coast's premier 410 series heads to Hanford's Keller Auto Speedway Friday October 29th then to the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park the following night on October 30th. Friday will mark the 18th event of the season while Saturday will be the penultimate series race with the finale slated for November 6th at Stockton Dirt Track. Friday's show at Keller Auto Speedway will be the Anthony Simone Classic and feature a hefty purse and a variety of unique twists in the format. The Fujitsu Feature will award $10,000 to the winner with the runner-up earning $5,000 and 3rd place will receive $3,000. The prize of $10,000 is to honor the late Anthony Simone who wheeled a No. 10 machine during his versatile career. The Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Races will be lined up straight up by qualifying times and be just five-laps in distance. The top-two finishers in each heat will transfer to the 10-car, 10-lap Sunnyvalley "Powered by Bacon" Dash. The lineup for the dash will be based on a complete inversion of the qualifying times from the 10 drivers who earned a spot. After the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature, drivers will have the chance to compete in a 20-lap NARC sanctioned non-wing feature awarding $3,000 to the victor. This will be the first NARC non-winged feature since 1985. Joining NARC-KWS at Hanford will be the USAC Western States Midgets and IMCA Stock Cars. Saturday will be the highly anticipated return of NARC-King of the West to Kern County Raceway Park. The series hasn't visited the Bakersfield bullring in more than two years since the October 5th, 2019 trip to KCRP. West Coast Sport Compacts will also be on the card at KCRP. Two-time series champion, Tim Kaeding of San Jose, has been on a roll the past few months. His finishes of eighth and third two weeks ago in the Morrie Williams Memorial twin features gave him 11 straight top-10s, and the latter result marked his second podium in the last three races. The current point leader, Dominic Scelzi, is coming off a 20th place result in the second Morrie Williams Memorial feature after winning the first. His win in the opener was his third series victory at Keller Auto Speedway, tied with Stockton for the most he owns at any one track. Scelzi is a two-time series winner at KCRP after sweeping the two appearances there in 2019. Four-time series champion Kyle Hirst is still hunting his first series win of the year while competing on a part-time basis. Friday's Anthony Simone Classic presents a good opportunity for Hirst to snag that win as he owns podium finishes at Hanford in half of his last dozen series starts there. Hanford's own DJ Netto continues to search for a hometown NARC win. Netto's runner-up result from the opening feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial marked his third career NARC-KWS runner-up result at Keller Auto Speedway. Other drivers expected to compete in one or both events this weekend include Roseville's Sean Becker, Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Hollister's Ryan Bernal, Billy Aton of Benicia, Clovis driver Sean Watts, Austin McCarl or Iowa, Sebastopol's Joel Myer's Jr. and more. There may also be a few surprise entries consisting of drivers who spend much of the year traveling the country to race. For Friday at Hanford, the NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 5-lap Heat Races, a 10-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi-main, the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature and the 20-lap wingless feature. Saturday's NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 10-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash and the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature. Keller Auto Speedway's gates will open at 4:00 P.M. on Friday with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 P.M. Adult general admission tickets are $20. Seniors, military (ID required) and juniors age 6-17 will be admitted for just $15. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at myracepass.com or by using the MyRacePass app. Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com. Tickets for Saturday's event will be available at the gates. For more information regarding the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park or the event on Saturday, visit kernraceway.com. Kern County Raceway Park is located at 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and Enos Lane Bakersfield, CA 93311. Both nights of racing can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule. NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Points Standings (After 17 events in 20-race series 10/25/2021) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1917 Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1845 DJ Netto, Hanford - 1844 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1830 Sean Becker, Roseville - 1798 Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 1772 Sean Watts, Clovis - 1723 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1621 Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1446 Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1237 Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 1234 Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 1148 Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 1092 Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 1010 Willie Croft, Colfax - 954 Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 938 Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 937 Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 919 Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 837 JJ Ringo, Morgan Hill - 806 The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products. SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION Website: www.NARC410.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints Facebook (history page): www.facebook.com/NARCsprintcars Twitter: https://twitter.com/NARC410 Instagram: www.instagram.com/narc410 YouTube: NARC410 Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com Upcoming Events: November 6 - Stockton Dirt Track - Tribute to Gary Patterson November 7 - Championship Celebration - Brookside Country Club, Stockton, CA
- Owens wins in crate late model
With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season complete, Jimmy Owens' schedule has freed up for the rest of the year.
- Hahn Hustles to Third Career Short Track Nationals Triumph at I-30 Speedway
The tone was set with Friday night's "Twin 20's" and Saturday delivered an absolute race for the ages.
- Neuman Doubles Up at Jacksonville
Jake Neuman capped off the season at Jacksonville Speedway by winning the Midget and Sprint Car features on Saturday.
- Clark races to victory in Blue Collar Classic; plus other weekend dirt-track action
Justin Clark raced to victory in the Blue Collar Classic for the 305 sprints on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Juniata County.
- Stewart Friesen’s 33rd win of 2021 nets him $20K
Stewart Friesen is the winningest driver in dirt modified racing, and his dominating victory in Saturday’s 100-lap 358 modified feature at the Orange County Fair Speedway put $20,000 in his bank ...
- Abreu Wins Friday at the Trophy Cup
Rico Abreu won the second night of the Trophy Cup Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway.
- Scelzi Steals Lakeside Glory from Madsen in Final Laps
Teenage sensation shines in crunch time at FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.
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