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- World of Outlaws, DIRTcar aiming to improve dirt track responder safety across the country
The world watched in silence and fear as Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean and his car disappeared in a hellish dome of fire after a crash during the Bahrain Grand Prix last year. While the imagery ...
- 2021 Edition of Outlaws vs. PA Posse is One Month Away
The greatest band of full-time drivers traveling the nation against the most prideful and passionate set of local racers. The Outlaws want to come in and steal in the loot, but the Posse take defending their porch to the next level.
- PIRTEK Upper Midwest Renegades Sprint Car Series
From McMartin Looking ahead to the UMSS Renegade Sprint Car Series coming season, the Traditional Sprint cars will be at Cedar Lake this weekend Friday 4/16 and Saturday 4/17 for the Legendary Opener! This is
- Buzz Continues to Build for THE SHOWDOWN at Huset’s Speedway and Jackson Motorplex
THE SHOWDOWN is shaping up to be one of the can't-miss events of the summer. Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex are combining for a spectacular week of action featuring three nights of sprint car competition at each dirt track.
- Local Dirt Tracks set for 2021 Racing Season
We all love the sights, sounds and smells of spring in the air. For dirt track racing fans, those are the sights of dirt flying through the air, ...
- New book brings history of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing to life
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 14, 2021 - Boasting a rich, colorful and sometimes even controversial history, the sport of dirt track racing is ripe for remembering fondly and treasuring thoroughly. Drawing off the close competition, big personalities and heated rivalries that have formed the firm foundation the grassroots sport of dirt track racing, a new book titled "70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing - Covering the 1950 through 2020 Seasons" traces all the twists and turns of every season of racing action to date at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds dirt track facility in Plymouth, Wis. Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Racing Historian Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, Wis. and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Historian George Baumann of Waupun, Wis. have teamed up to chronicle all of the vivid details through a season-by-season account, which features a total of 183 photos, 140 of which appear in color. Additional highlights of the 246-page full-color book, published by Pedal Down Promotions of Manitowoc, Wis., include a chapter devoted to women in racing, final point standings for each season between 1950 to 2020, driver photograph identification pages and human interest stories. "This book provides the definitive Plymouth dirt track racing history," Darovich said. "It covers all of the years from 1950 and 2020, which makes it very comprehensive for anyone that has an interest in the history Plymouth track from way back in the beginning years all the way up until the 2020 season. It will be available at the track for purchase throughout the 2021 season. It is a must have for any stock car racing enthusiast." Plymouth Dirt Track Racing has thrown their full support behind the "70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing - Covering the 1950 through 2020 Seasons" book project with additional backing coming from Vintage Modified Stock Car, Partners in Success Networking Group, the family of Tom "T.J." Ott and Klips & Tips of Plymouth. "George and Dennis have done an excellent job of covering the history of racing in Plymouth," Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Marketing and Promotions Director Bill Weinaug said. "I believe the fans will also enjoy the pictorial history as well." In addition to being on sale for $25 during 2021 racing events at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., "70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing - Covering the 1950 through 2020 Seasons" is also available in e-book and paperback formats on barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. Premium color paperback editions of the book are available for purchase exclusively on amazon.com. Additional information on Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and the upcoming 2021 PDTR racing season can be found at www.plymouthdtr.com. For more information, contact Pedal Down Promotions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 920-323-7970 or by visiting www.pedaldownpromo.com.
- Lucas Oil Late Models Storm into the Mid-Atlantic
Batavia, OH (April 14, 2021) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is back in action this weekend in the Mid-Atlantic, at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday, April 17th and Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, April 18th. The Red Nininger Tribute at Hagerstown Speedway will see a full program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, accompanied by the Pure Stock division. Hagerstown Speedway is a true 1/2 mile track with straight-aways over 900 feet long and 70 feet wide, with 90 feet wide turns. The pit gate will open at 2:00PM with the general admission gate opening at 5:00PM, hot laps begin at 7:00PM. For tickets and more information, visit: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or call (301) 582-0640. Better known as "The Speed Palace", Port Royal Speedway will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Sunday, April 18th for the River Valley 40. The immaculate half-mile oval will feature a full program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, highlighted by a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Limited Late Models will compete for $1,500-to-win. Both pit and general admission gates are set to open at 2:00PM, with hot laps slated for 5:15PM. For more information, visit: www.portroyalspeedway.com. For those unable to make it out in person, both races will be streamed live, beginning with hot laps, on MAVTVPlus.com. Unlimited. Exclusive. On-Demand. Live. Following his victory at Atomic Speedway, Hudson O'Neal leads the current Lucas Oil Championship Standings and will be sporting the Midwest Sheet Metal Orange Spoiler at Hagerstown Speedway. "To say the least, it's always been a dream to be in this position and to be able to take advantage of it with a really good race car. I ran pretty good at Port Royal last year and have had success at Hagerstown as well, so I feel pretty good going into the weekend." Trailing O'Neal in the championship hunt - by a total of just 125 points - are Devin Moran, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, and Brandon Sheppard to complete the top five. To view the complete Lucas Oil Championship Standings, please visit: https://lucasdirt.com/points/2021-points. Track Information: Hagerstown Speedway Phone Number: 301-582-0640 Location: 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740 Directions: I-81 to exit 6-B, then 5.3 miles west on US 40 (NSR) Website: www.hagerstownspeedway.com Tire Rule for Hagerstown Speedway April 17th: Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, (28.5) 1425 Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW *Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains. *For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires. *Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position. Port Royal Speedway Phone Number: 717-527-2303 Location: 308 W. 8th St., Port Royal, PA 17082 Directions: two miles south of US Rt. 322 just off of PA Rt. 75 in Port Royal. Pit entrance on Fourth St., General Admission on Sixth and Eighth St. Website: www.portroyalspeedway.com Tire Rule for Port Royal Speedway April 18th: Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, (28.5) 1425 Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW *Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains. *For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires. *Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position. Red Nininger Tribute Purse: $15,000 to win- 1. $15,000, 2. $6,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $3,000, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,400, 7. $2,300, 8. $2,200, 9. $2,100, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,300, 14. $1,200, 15. $1,050, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000. = $57,050 River Valley 40 Purse: $10,000 to win- 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,700, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,300, 7. $2,200, 8. $2,100, 9. $2,050, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,200, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800. = $48,575 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 2021, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 59 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 broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the 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. 2021 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners 2021 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include: Advanced Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Automotive Racing Products, Big River Steel, Bilstein, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Cornett Racing Engines, CP Carrillo Pistons, DirtonDirt.com, DirtCarLift.com, Dirt Draft, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dixie Chopper, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, LINE-X, Longhorn Chassis, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD Performance, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Öhlins Shocks, OPTIMA Batteries, Outerwears, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Pit Stop USA, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, 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, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers
- Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: JC Newell looks to parlay first USRA B-Mod win in to more success
WHEATLAND, MO. (April 14, 2021) - Coming off a 2020 season in which he came up just short of victory lane numerous times, JC Newell wasted little time enjoying the spoils of first place on opening night of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series at Lucas Oil Speedway. Newell earned the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod feature win by leading the final six laps, after perennial championship contenders JC Morton and Kris Jackson tangled ahead of him. "I kind of had a feeling something was gonna happen," Newell said of the battle playing out in front of him. "I was trying pretty hard to stay in third and put ourselves in position. It worked out for us." For the 24-year-old from Buffalo, who's won dozens of races over the years on dirt and pavement, it marked his first-ever feature win at Lucas Oil Speedway. "It meant a lot. It's something we've been trying for the last three or four years now," Newell said of winning at Wheatland. "To finally have that off our list really feels good." It also was his first win on the dirt, period, in a couple of years after seven second-place finishes last season at Dallas County Speedway and four top-fives in his first full season running at Lucas Oil Speedway. Newell goes for another one this Saturday night when the USRA B-mods are the headliner of $uper $aver $pecial Night at Lucas Oil Speedway, chasing $750-to-win the 25-lap main event courtesy of Clearlight Inn. Fans arriving before 5:30 p.m. will receive four admissions, four hot dogs and four 20-ounce Coca-Cola products for just $30. Newell wound up fifth in Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod points last season at Lucas Oil Speedway. With a year of running weekly at the track under his belt, plus being a part of the new Allen Autosports "alliance," he feels better prepared to win this year. Newell is in a new modified designed and built by his father-in-law, Scotty Allen. At least four other drivers are driving Allen B-Mods as well, including veterans JC Morton and Eric Turner, with the intent of sharing information to make all the more competitive in the highly competitive division. "We learned a lot getting to run there a full season last year," Newell said. "We have some really good teammates this year that are working with us and they really helped us a ton. "It's a huge," he added, of the veteran teammates. "They've been great to work with and a lot of fun. I' looking forward to the rest of the summer with them." Newell is one of the more-acclaimed young short-track racers in the Ozarks. The Stoutland native and third-generation racer was a track and state champion as a 19-year-old on the pavement in the NASCAR Whelan Series at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. He won five Pro Late Model features that season and often traveled out-of-state to find big races to compete in. A desire to remain closer to home led him back down a dirt-racing path, where he once won 17 times in 28 attempts before moving to pavement and now B-Mods. "We really had a good notebook from the last two years with the old car and Scotty designed this new one. Working together with the other teams, I really feel we're on a good track," Newell said. "We hope to just keep winning some more races. It would be neat to try and win a championship over at Lucas, but we don't want to set our hopes too high yet. "You know when you pull in every week there's 10-15 B-Mods that could win any night. Just being up front and running with those guys is saying something." Newell's dad, Ben, still runs a Midwest Mod at Dallas County Speedway and could hit some of the B-Mod events at Lucas later this year. Ben was named as an inductee for the Ozarks Area Racer Foundation Hall of Fame and will be inducted next January. "Big" JC Newell - Ben's dad and JC's grandfather, was an Ozarks Racers Hall of Famer in the mid-2000s. "We're very excited," JC Newell said. "Grandpa went into the Hall of Fame in about 2004 or '05 and now for Dad to go in, it's really neat." Meanwhile, little brother Dayton plans to compete in JC's old B-Mod later this spring. JC Newell's sponsors include newcomer Prime Trucking, along with Allen Autosports, Los Hermano's Mexican Restaurant in Buffalo, KC Hooks, Pomme Plumbing, Royal Heating & Air, Scotty's Signs and Wraps, RCR Designs and Chris Claunch Media. Ozarks FOX Presents the Week 2 program, which also includes the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky Modifieds and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars also will be racing for points and the Pure Stocks will join the action as a special guest class with a $300-to-win feature. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05. Get a Suite view: Fans can take in Saturday's action from a VIP Suite on the third level overlooking the front straightaway, as individual tickets are available price at $24. All VIP Suite seats must be pre-paid and can be reserved by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984. The suite offers prime viewing from inside, where the temperature is climate-controlled, or an outside seating area. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, though a host/hostess will be available to take food and drink orders throughout the evening. Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour: Fans arriving early - particularly those with youngsters - also can sign up for the Frogs Jr Fan Club Pit Tour. Kids ages 5-12 can sign up on the midway, behind the main grandstands, before 5 p.m. with eight names drawn for a special pit-area tour at 5:15 with flag man Mike Striegel. They will get to meet some of the drivers, see the cars up close and attend the drivers' meeting prior to return to the midway. Each of the eight will receive a Frogs Jr Fan Club T-Shirt, checkered flag and a gift bag sponsored by RaceGear Unlimited to put items in they receive from the drivers. Admission prices $uper $aver $pecial (before 5:30 p.m.) - $30 for 4 admissions, 4 hot dogs and 4 Coca-Cola products Adults (16 and over) - $12 Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $9 Youth (ages 6-15) - $5 Kids (5 and under) - FREE Family pass - $30 Pit pass - $30 For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system. CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com # # # Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title. Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events. Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA. In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series features the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. 2021 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick "The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway Dixie Chopper "The Official Mowers of Lucas Oil Speedway" General Tire "The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Products "The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway MAVTV "The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway Optima Batteries "The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper "The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway RacingJunk.com "The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway Rugged Radios "The Official 2-Way Communications Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway Sunoco Race Fuels "The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway Super Clean "The Official Sponsor" of Lucas Oil Speedway 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: Advanced Automotive Repair, AM Pyrotechnics, Angler's Resort, Arizona Sport Shirts, Ash Grove Aggregates, Ball Tree Service, Benton County Tire, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Boone's BBQ Barn, Boubin Tire/American Racer, Branstetter & Lightfoot LLC, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Casey's General Stores, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Central Life Sciences, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, City Magnet, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar,DirtonDirt.com, Dixie Chopper, Eibach Springs, Evans Pipe & Steel Co., Farmers Insurance Agent Kristy Reynolds, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Heritage Tractor Inc., Hermitage Lumber, HICKAMO Country Store, Highway 54 RV Park, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, In the Garden of Eden, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, LimeBank, Lucas Cattle Company, Merck Animal Health, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welding, Missouri Metal Buildings, Missouri Welding Institute (MWI), MyRacePass, Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Ozarks Community Health Center, PFI Western Store, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, ProThings Apparel, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm LLC, SBU Athletics, Safety Kleen, Schlesselman Fencing, Scott Furniture, Sidetrack RV Park, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Stillwater Resort, Stover Milling, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Superior Products, TA/PETRO, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Wheatland Motel, White's Marine Center, Wild Animal Safari, Windsor Livestock Auction, Woods Supermarkets, Wrisco Industries, ZINPRO Performance Minerals.
- 23 YEARS LATER: USAC SPRINTS RETURN TO PARAGON SUNDAY
July 25, 1998 - where were you? Saving Private Ryan was the number one movie at the box office and Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" was still dominating the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Not to mention, at that time, many of today's racing stars were still in quarter midgets, diapers, or still years down the road. That date also marked the most recent occasion the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars competed at Indiana's Paragon Speedway, the 3/8-mile dirt oval just southwest of Indianapolis, a near 23-year absence which ends this Sunday, April 18, with the return of the series. Paragon has hosted 19 previous appearances by the series dating back to 1981. Steve Butler has the most USAC Sprint wins at the track with three while Derek Davidson won the most recent, in 1998, which was his first career series victory. Funny enough, the first two USAC Sprint races held at Paragon resulted in two first-time series winners in Rick Hood (1981) and Chuck Amati (1982) while the last three did so as well, with Kevin Briscoe (1997), Bill Rose (1997) and Davidson (1998) all notching their firsts. Seven of the 19 races have produced first-time USAC winners with those five, plus Brad Doty (1988) and Joe Gaerte (1988) also doing the same. This Sunday's race will undoubtedly produce a first-time Paragon winner under USAC sanction. However, numerous of the expected entrants for the event have experienced their fair share of success over the years at the track which first hosted racing in 1954. A.J. Hopkins (Brownsburg, Ind.) is a prime candidate to join the list of drivers to win their first USAC Sprint features at Paragon. Hopkins captured the 2020 track championship there with five victories and he won twice more back in 2019. Dave Darland (Lincoln, Ind.) has made seven USAC Sprint Car starts at Paragon, dating back to his first appearance in 1987. He's won at Paragon before, locally, back in 1991. With USAC, he's been a consistent frontrunner at the tricky paperclip shaped track with a 3rd in 1994 as his best performance to go along with 4th place finishes in 1996 and 1998, plus a pair of 7th place results in 1995 and 1997, and an 8th, also in 1997. He set quick time during qualifying back in 1996. Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) has posted 12 victories at Paragon between 2003 and 2019. Winning sprint car races at Paragon is a family tradition with his father, Mark Cummins, winning in a winged sprint car there in 1990-91. Early in his career, Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) earned the sprint car track championship at Paragon in 2008. Stockon grabbed a handful of victories at Paragon between 2005-11 before heading onto the USAC National Sprint Car trail full-time starting in 2012. Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) captured the 68-lap Chuck Amati Classic races in 2010 and 2013, and one of his very first sprint car victories came as a 14-year-old at Paragon back in 2005. More recently, Windom scored a semi-feature win and a 4th place finish with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets in June of 2020. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.) has earned a pair of victories at Paragon himself in both the 2015 King of Indiana Sprint Car Series (KISS) race as well as the 2018 Chuck Amati Classic. Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.) has been a frequent winner at Paragon over the last couple of years, winning twice in 2020 and four times in 2019. Brady Short (Bedford, Ind.) has found his way to victory lane too at Parago, with a pair of Chuck Amati Classic scores in 2011 and 2016 in addition to another victory at Paragon in 2011. Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) has won twice at Paragon, including the 2017 Chuck Amati Classic and the 2011 KISS event. Brandon Mattox (Terre Haute, Ind.) captured a Paragon win in 2013. Jordan Kinser (Bedford, Ind.) has triumphed seven times between 2013 and 2019. Brandon Morin (Jasonville, Ind.) has two victories at Paragon in 2012 and 2017 while Ricky Lewis (Ventura, Calif.) in 2020 and Travis Berryhill (American Canyon, Calif.) in 2019 have each won once. Several more of this weekend's expected Sprint Car entries competed in the 2020 Indiana Midget Week round at Paragon, including 2nd place finisher Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) who led a race high 16 laps. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) won his heat and finished 5th. Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) raced from the C to the B to the A where he started 22nd and finished 8th. Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) won his heat and finished 10th while Cole Bodine (Rossville, Ind.) took 17th and Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) finished 18th. Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.), the 2017 USAC West Coast Sprint Car champ, also competed, but flipped during his heat race. Harley Burns' (Brazil, Ind.) father, Eric Burns, won at Paragon on four occasions between 1996-2001. Brayden Fox's (Avon, Ind.) father, Brad Fox, competed numerous times at Paragon and the car, the famed white No. 53, was a perennial winner throughout the mid to late 2000s everywhere, including Paragon. They join a slew of talented individuals who've made their mark in the sport, including USAC National Sprint champion C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), USAC and World of Outlaws winner Carson Short (Marion, Ill.), MOWA champ Paul Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.), USAC National Midget winner Davey Ray (Davenport, Iowa), past USAC CRA Rookies of the Year Max Adams (Loomis, Calif.) and Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, Calif.), plus multi-time Sprint Car feature winners Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.), Tye Mihocko (Phoenix, Ariz.), USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year contender Carson Garrett (Littleton, Colo.) and more! On Sunday at Paragon, pits open at 2:30pm ET, grandstands at 3:30pm, drivers meeting at 4:30pm and hot laps at 5pm. Advance tickets are on sale at www.TracPass.com. Tickets & pit passes will also be available at the gates. General admission tickets are $25 while children age 10 and under are free. USAC Member pit passes are $25 apiece & $30 for non-members, with kids age 10 and under $15. Flag-to-flag coverage of the event from Paragon Speedway will be streamed LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz. --------------------------------------------- PARAGON SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS: 3-Steve Butler 2-Jack Hewitt & Jon Stanbrough 1-Chuck Amati, Kevin Briscoe, Derek Davidson, Brad Doty, Joe Gaerte, Rick Hood, Kelly Kinser, Sheldon Kinser, Bill Rose, Ken Schrader, Kevin Thomas & Rich Vogler PARAGON SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS: 1981: Rick Hood (9/9) 1982: Chuck Amati (5/15) & Rich Vogler (7/28) 1983: Ken Schrader (4/17), Jack Hewitt (7/27) & Kelly Kinser (9/15) 1984: Steve Butler (7/19) & Steve Butler (8/15) 1985: Sheldon Kinser (7/3) 1987: Steve Butler (8/29) 1988: Brad Doty (5/7) & Joe Gaerte (9/9) 1994: Kevin Thomas (6/4) 1995: Jack Hewitt (7/8) 1996: Jon Stanbrough (7/6) & Jon Stanbrough (7/27) 1997: Kevin Briscoe (7/5) & Bill Rose (7/26) 1998: Derek Davidson (7/25) TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT PARAGON SPEEDWAY 1 Lap - 7/27/1996 - Mark Cassella - 14.886 - 90.689 mph 6 Laps - 8/15/1984 - Leon Thickstun - 1:36.130 - 84.261 mph 8 Laps - 7/19/1984 - Sheldon Kinser - 2:06.560 - 85.335 mph 10 Laps - 7/27/1983 - Bill Tyler - 2:44.670 - 81.982 mph 12 Laps - 7/6/1996 - Kevin Thomas - 3:30.760 - 76.865 mph 30 Laps - 7/28/1982 - Rich Vogler - 12:01.780 - 56.111 mph
- I-35 Speedway April 17 Racine
Super exciting door to door nose to tail auto racing is planned for this Saturday April 17, 2021 at I-35 Speedway. Weather forecasts and Mother Nature - what a challenge for racetracks!! I-35 Speedway's April 17, 2021 weekend game plan - we plan to race on Saturday as scheduled but inclement weather plan B - if needed, is we will race on Sunday April 18. Make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway for Missouri One Call, Central Auto Racing Boosters, Night at the Races this Saturday, gates open at 4:00, hot laps at 6:30, races at 7:00. The first Power Wheels race of the season for the youngsters occurs at intermission. General Admission is $15, Seniors and Military Personnel $12, and 18 and under free! Lawn Chair seating area available, super clean restrooms especially for the ladies, and always Free Parking. Concessions located throughout the facility. Trackside Bar and Grill a great place for dinner and racing! For more information, classes, contact information, latest news, etc. please check out the I-35 Speedway website www.i-35speedway.net, the I-35Speedway Facebook page, or Myracepass, the app (available for android or apple) or the Myracepass website (enter I-35 Speedway for your track selection). 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.I-35 Speedway, more races, more fun, the best value for your racing enjoyment. Saturday night where else would you rather be for so much fun? Let the fun continue!
- Race Notes: Sprint Car champion Sweet ready for Bristol Throwdown
Two-time defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Brad Sweet is ready to see what the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track is all about.
- Central Missouri Speedway 2021 Season Opener this Weekend!
(Warrensburg, Missouri) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) welcomes drivers and fans for the return of action this Thursday for a practice session and Saturday for racing as the 2021 season begins. This season, CMS has partnered with NASCAR for sanctioning of events. NASCAR sanctions nearly 60 weekly tracks across North America. A-Mods will compete under Division I, with all other classes running under Division II. Last weekend's wet weather forced the postponement of the annual test 'n' tune session; however, drivers will have a chance to hit the track on Thursday evening April 15th prior to the weekend opener. On Thursday, gates open at 1 p.m. and practice will run from 4 to 7 p.m. The extra time will allow for drivers to get checked in and complete NASCAR paperwork, which takes approximately 20 minutes per driver. All pit passes for the test 'n' tune session are $25, grandstand admission for fans to watch the session is free on the pit side. Then, on Saturday, April 17, the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series begins with week one action featuring A-Mods, POWRi Super Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. NASCAR Licensed Pit Passes are $30, non-licensed pit passes are $35, regardless of age. Adult General Admission is $15, Active Military w/I.D. & Seniors ages 65 to 74 are $12, Kids ages 6 to 12 are $6. Kids 5 and under, Seniors 75 and Up, and Individuals permanently confined to a wheelchair are free in the grandstands. Upon returning, drivers and fans will notice some changes and ongoing construction on the premises. Most notably a new LED advertising sign on the infield near turns one and two. A new timing and scoring building on the infield, updated signage, and marketing information, plus the continued work on Brew Pub 13, which is set to open in May. CMS thanks you for your patience as we work hard to ensure the best experience for patrons. A track registration form must still be completed by all drivers, which is found under the drivers link at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The form may be printed, filled out completely, and sent to the provided address. This will help ensure car class number is reserved for the race season for the driver. NASCAR licensing details include $205 for Division I (A-Mod) drivers and $110 for Division II drivers (all other weekly classes). Crew licenses are available for $100. A 15-day temporary driver's license is available for $50 or a one-night is available for $25. Benefits include participant accident insurance, discounts on NASCAR "Official Members" merchandise and access to NASCAR members website. Drivers who are 14 and 15 must bring a certified copy of their birth certificate to compete. Drivers (and crew) are reminded to bring their temporary license on the first night if their official card does not arrive before opening night and to be prepared to show their license when purchasing their pit pass. There are several job opportunities available at the speedway. Concession workers and ticketing personnel are needed to fill the slots available for weekly and special events racing throughout the season. In addition, Earl and Susan Walls are searching for a lead "short-order cook" (chef) and cook and wait staff for soon-to-be-opened Brew Pub 13. Licensed bartenders are also being sought to fill positions. Visit the CMS Facebook page to complete the application process or call Susan at 816.229.1338 for details, no calls after 8 p.m. please. For additional information regarding CMS, job opportunities, sponsor opportunities and the yearly schedule, visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Track business partners and potential LED Large Sign advertises should reach the track via social media, through email at email@example.com, or call Susan Walls at 816-229-1338, no calls after 8 p.m. Follow CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green, find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Visit our website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net, or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Sign up for our email groups by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the CMS MyRacePass site at centralmissourispeedway.myracepass.com. 2020 CMS Business Partners: Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Midwest Coatings, Budweiser, Pepsi, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KMMO FM 102.9, Seeburg Mufflers, Joslin Jewelry, Rick Beebe Heating and Air Conditioning LLC, KMZU The Farm, Miller Lite, World Finance, Heartland Waste, RacinDirt.com, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Kleinschmidt's Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Zaxby's Absolutely Craveable Chicken, OK Wheel Alignment, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, Alternative Wire and Cable, MFA Oil, Gator Graphics, Blue Springs Truck Line, Big O Tires of Warrensburg, KDKD FM 95.3 Today's Country, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, and RockAuto.com. Upcoming Events: April 15th (Thursday) - Test 'n' Tune Practice Session, 4 to 7 p.m. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. All pit passes $25. Pit-side Grandstand Admission Free. Limited Concessions. April 17th - Race #1 - Weekly Racing 1 - AM, SS, BM, PS April 24th - Race #2 - Weekly Racing 2 - AM, SS, BM, PS, plus Lightning Sprints May 1st - Race #3 - Seeburg Muffler Race Night Special Event Featuring the Malvern Bank Super Late Models (SLMR)! Plus, Weekly Racing 3 - AM, SS, BM, and PS May 8th - Race #4 - Rick Beebe Heating and Air Conditioning Night - Weekly Racing 4 - AM, SS, BM, PS, LS
- SATURDAY'S SPRING SHOWDOWN BRINGS USAC SPRINTS BACK TO THE CLASS TRACK
Four past Spring Showdown winners head the field for this Saturday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car / Midwest Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event, April 17, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. The 47th USAC National Sprint Car event held at the ¼-mile dirt oval also marks the ninth edition of the Spring Showdown, which had its inaugural running captured by Hunter Schuerenberg in 2012. Tri-State begins a sensational weekend of USAC National Sprint Car racing at three classic southern Indiana venues, beginning with the Friday, April 16 trip to Bloomington Speedway, then it's onto Tri-State Speedway on Saturday and Paragon Speedway on Sunday, April 18. Just two drivers have started all eight previous Spring Showdown events: two local favorites Chase Stockon and Kyle Cummins. Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) was the victor of the most recent USAC National Sprint Car event at Tri-State in September 2020. The series' ironman led the final 19 laps to win in 2016. In fact, he's never finished worse than 11th in the Spring Showdown, with a 3rd in 2013 and 5th place finishes in both 2012 & 2015 among his bests. Stockon also possesses the 12-lap track record for the series at TSS, a 2:42.02 set on 9/14/2013. It's almost hard to believe, but Cummins (Princeton, Ind.), who's won just about everything under the sun at Tri-State, has never won the Spring Showdown. He's been quick time once, in 2016, finished 2nd once, also in 2016, and finished 3rd in 2015 for his best career results in the event. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) is the lone multi-time winner of the event, capturing victories in both 2013 and 2018, and has only finished outside the top-ten once. He also boasts 3rd place results in both 2012 and 2020. Both Cummins and Thomas own five wins apiece in USAC National Sprint Car competition at Tri-State, which is tied with Daron Clayton for the most all-time. Brady Bacon and Chris Windom have also been victorious in the Spring Showdown once in their careers. Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), the three-time USAC National Sprint Car king, scored the Spring Showdown in 2015 and was 2nd the year prior in 2014. Windom (Canton, Ill.) notched his victory in the 2017 event, and was 6th in both 2018 and 2020. Brady Short (Bedford, Ind.) is a two-time winner at Tri-State with the USAC National Sprint Cars, earning back-to-back wins in 2015. The first of those two visits to victory lane resulted in a 30-lap track record, a mark of 7:31.50 that was set on 7/18/2015 and still stands to this day. B. Short has never finished outside the top-ten in his seven Spring Showdown starts, with 4th place results in 2013-15-17, and a 5th in 2014, the best on his resume in the event. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.) was victorious with USAC at Tri-State in July of 2014, his lone win at the track under USAC sanction thus far. He's been the runner-up at the Spring Showdown on three occasions, in 2013, 2015 and again in 2020 for his best finish of last year's season. Carson Short (Marion, Ill.) will wheel the Epperson Racing No. 2E in this weekend's USAC National Sprint Car triple, which also includes stops on Friday at Bloomington and Sunday at Paragon. Short has finished inside the top-11 in all six of his Spring Showdown starts, including three top-fives in his last four: 3rd in 2016, 5th in 2017 and 4th in 2020. He's also the only driver to have both his first career USAC National Sprint Car and World of Outlaws wins come at TSS. He finished 8th with the Outlaws last Saturday at TSS. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) has made a start in each of the past seven Spring Showdown features, leading a lap and finishing 5th in 2016, then setting fast time in qualifying, leading a race-high 14 laps and finishing in the runner-up position in 2018 behind Kevin Thomas Jr. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) has been solid in his past three Spring Showdown runs, all of which have resulted in top-five finishes: a 3rd in 2017, a 5th in 2017 and another 5th in 2020. Several returnees aim to shine in Saturday's Spring Showdown once again after satisfying results in recent years. Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) took 3rd in 2018, while 2020 series Rookie of the Year Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.) was 9th in 2020. Kent Schmidt (Owensville, Ind.) was 10th in 2016. Five-time USAC National Sprint Car winner Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) returns after finishing 2nd at TSS during Indiana Sprint Week last season. He joins four-time Spring Showdown starters Brandon Mattox (Terre Haute, Ind.) and Donny Brackett (Fort Branch, Ind.); three-time starters Chet Williams (Newburgh, Ind.) and Aric Gentry (Robards, Ky.); two-time starter Brandon Morin (Jasonville, Ind.) and one-time starters Kendall Ruble (Vincennes, Ind.), Max Adams (Loomis, Calif.) and Chayse Hayhurst (Evansville, Ind.). First-time Spring Showdown starting hopefuls include top USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year contenders Tanner Thorson, Paul Nienhiser and Carson Carson Garrett. Thorson (Minden, Nev.) finished 2nd in last October's Harvest Cup USAC National Midget feature. Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.) has wing sprint car experience at Tri-State, including just last weekend with the World of Outlaws. Garrett (Littleton, Colo.) made his first ever sprint car appearance in 2020 at Tri-State. Additional drivers aiming to make a first Spring Showdown start are three-time TSS USAC Midget starter Mario Clouser as well as Critter Malone (Pittsboro, Ind.), a 4th place finisher in his most recent USAC Sprint start at TSS last September. Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) made his first and only USAC Sprint start at TSS in 2015, plus a USAC National Midget start in 2019. Cole Bodine (Rossville, Ind.) led the opening three laps and finished 11th with the USAC Midgets at TSS in 2020. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, Calif.) will make the trip from out west to TSS this weekend, just as he often did in 2020, making his first TSS USAC Sprint start in last September's Haubstadt Hustler. But the 2019 USAC CRA and Southwest Sprint Car Rookie of the Year will shoot for his first Spring Showdown start on Saturday along with TSS regulars Ryan Bond (Haubstadt, Ind.) and Eric Perrott (Sumner, Ill.). On Saturday at Tri-State, pits open at 3pm CT, grandstands at 4pm, drivers meeting at 5pm and hot laps at 6pm. Adult general admission tickets are $25, students (ages 13-18) $20 & children 12 and under free. Flag-to-flag coverage of the event be streamed LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz. PAST SPRING SHOWDOWN WINNERS: 2012: Hunter Schuerenberg 2013: Kevin Thomas Jr. 2014: Daron Clayton 2015: Brady Bacon 2016: Chase Stockon 2017: Chris Windom 2018: Kevin Thomas Jr. 2019: Rained Out 2020: Stephen Schnapf TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS: 5-Daron Clayton, Kyle Cummins & Kevin Thomas, Jr. 4-Cory Kruseman 3-Rick Hood 2-Hunter Schuerenberg, Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough & Chase Stockon 1-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Steve Butler, Dave Darland, Jay Drake, Tony Elliott, Blake Fitzpatrick, Damion Gardner, Tracy Hines, Kenny Jacobs, Levi Jones, Casey Riggs, Stephen Schnapf, Carson Short, Chris Windom & J.J. Yeley TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS: 1983: Rick Hood (9/4) 1984: Steve Butler (5/28) & Rick Hood (9/2) 1988: Kenny Jacobs (8/7) 1989: Rick Hood (6/3) 2000: Cory Kruseman (7/30) 2001: Tony Elliott (5/13) & Jay Drake (7/22) 2002: Tracy Hines (5/19) & Cory Kruseman (7/21) 2003: J.J. Yeley (7/20) 2004: Cory Kruseman (7/18) 2005: Cory Kruseman (7/17) 2006: Jon Stanbrough (7/15) & Daron Clayton (9/2) 2007: Daron Clayton (7/21) 2008: Hunter Schuerenberg (7/19) 2009: Levi Jones (7/18) 2010: Blake Fitzpatrick (7/17) 2011: Damion Gardner (7/16) & Casey Riggs (9/17) 2012: Hunter Schuerenberg (5/12), Jon Stanbrough (7/21) & Daron Clayton (9/15) 2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5/11) & Kevin Thomas, Jr. (9/14) 2014: Daron Clayton (4/26), Robert Ballou (7/19) & Daron Clayton (9/13) 2015: Brady Bacon (4/18), Brady Short (7/18) & Brady Short (9/19) 2016: Chase Stockon (4/16), Carson Short (7/16) & Kyle Cummins (9/17) 2017: Chris Windom (4/15), Kyle Cummins (7/15) & Kevin Thomas, Jr., (9/16) 2018: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4/28), Dave Darland (7/28) & Kevin Thomas, Jr. (9/15) 2019: Kyle Cummins (7/27) & Kyle Cummins (9/14) 2020: Stephen Schnapf (6/14), Kyle Cummins (8/2) & Chase Stockon (9/19) TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY: 1 Lap - 7/30/2000 - Levi Jones - 12.644 - 71.180 mph 6 Laps - 7/07/2005 - Hud Cone - 1:20.59 - 67.006 mph 8 Laps - 7/15/2006 - Shane Hollingsworth - 1:49.6565.664 mph 10 Laps - 9/2/2006 - Dave Darland - 2:09.026 - 9.757 mph 12 Laps - 9/14/2013 - Chase Stockon - 2:42.02 - 66.658 mph 30 Laps - 7/18/2015 - Brady Short - 7:31.50 - 59.801 mph
- SATURDAY’S SPRING SHOWDOWN BRINGS USAC SPRINTS BACK TO THE CLASS TRACK
Four past Spring Showdown winners head the field for this Saturday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car / Midwest Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event, April 17, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana.
- OCRS Event Added to RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Weekend Schedule
An Oil Capital Racing Series event this Friday has been added to the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network slate for live video streaming.
- Sprint Cars & Big Ten Pro Late Models To Headline Friday At Lincoln Speedway
After an outstanding season opener last Friday night, Lincoln Speedway is set to do it once again this Friday, April 16 as five divisions are ready to go. Headlining the evening will be the 305 Sprint Cars and Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models.
- Excitement and anticipation surrounding Flat Track Dirt Oval Route 66
After a quiet 2020 season at Dirt Oval at Route 66, there is a ton of excitement and anticipation surrounding the action heating back up at the state-of-the-art Joliet, Illinois ...
- ELDORA’S 2021 SCHEDULE DOUBLES DOWN FOR FANS RETURN
In one of the most-anticipated announcements in its 68-year history, Eldora Speedway officials today revealed the 2021 schedule of events, and – most importantly – the return of fans to the grandstands for the first-time in 20 months.
- RED CLAY AWAITS USAC SPRINTS FRIDAY AT BLOOMINGTON
Bloomington, Indiana (April 13, 2021)………The springtime appearance of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars on the red clay of Bloomington Speedway has been a familiar sight over the past decade. With the early season absence of a year ago in the rearview mirror, the series is set to kick off a trifecta of southern Indiana races this weekend with Bloomington leading off on Friday, April 16, followed by Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 17 and Paragon Speedway on Sunday, April 18. With just three races in the books for 2021, the mid-April races launch the series into overdrive with a trio this weekend, and four more the following week in Pennsylvania for Keystone Invasion. That means it's real now, and an early season awakening, or slumber, could spell the fate for those wanting to get their season rolling in the right direction. Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) is fourth in the standings after finishes of 9th, 9th and 3rd in his three most recent series starts in 2021. The USAC career Triple Crown champion ended a nine-year absence from Bloomington Speedway's victory lane in USAC Sprint Car competition during the Fall of last year by leading the final 28 laps en route to victory. He also won back in 2011 and set fast time in 2013. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) leads the standings following his victory on April 3 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The three-time series champ won his first Bloomington USAC Sprint Car race in April of 2019. Bacon earned the 30-lap USAC Sprint track record at Bloomington that same night at 6:47.18. No driver owns more USAC National Sprint Car fast qualifying times at Bloomington than Bacon with five. Second in points, Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) has finished inside the top-four of all three series events this year, including a win on the second night at Ocala. Just like Bacon, Grant similarly boasts finishes of 1st, 2nd and 4th. The 2020 USAC Silver Crown champion finished a career-best 3rd at Bloomington in the summer of 2019, and finished 8th in his most recent USAC Sprint appearance there last fall. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), a Bloomington USAC Sprint Car feature winner in July of 2018, owns three career quick times with the series at Bloomington and also possesses the series' one-lap track record at the quarter-mile oval at 10.685 sec, set in April 2019. The 2019 series champion won his heat race and finished 7th in his latest Bloomington appearance last Fall. He led the first five laps and finished as the runner-up at Lawrenceburg on April 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) set quick time and finished 3rd last Fall with the USAC Sprint Cars at Bloomington. The season opening Ocala, Fla. winner has won on three different occasions with the series at Bloomington, including his very first career series victory in 2012 as well as in 2017 along with a last-lap win in 2019. His three scores at Bloomington are tied for the most among active drivers alongside Dave Darland. Bryan Clauson leads all-time with five. Thomas also owns Bloomington's 10-lap track record for the series at 1:51.72, set in April 2017. Leading USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year contender Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) hasn't yet made an appearance with the series at Bloomington in his career. Sixth in the standings entering Bloomington, Thorson has, however, made six career USAC National Midget starts at the track between 2013-2019, with a best finish of 5th in 2014 while earning fast qualifying time that same night. He also enters the weekend as the most recent USAC National winner, taking the checkered in last Sunday's Midget feature at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.), the 2012 USAC CRA Sprint Rookie of the Year and 2017 USAC West Coast Sprint Champion, just recently made his first career USAC National Sprint Car feature start at Bloomington in the Fall of 2020, finishing 13th. Swanson, a recent west coast transplant to his new residence of Danville, Ind., is one of 15 drivers to compete in all three feature events thus far with the series in 2021 and stands seventh in the points. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.), moved from his 17th starting position to finish 9th in last Fall's USAC National Sprint Car race at Bloomington. The 2015 USAC National Sprint Car champion has been a perennial hard charger throughout his career, moving from 22 to 9th at Lawrenceburg in his most recent USAC start on April 3. Ballou currently ranks 8th in the series standings. Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) is the only driver to lead laps in each of the two most recent USAC National Sprint Car features at Bloomington. He nearly won the Summer 2019 Indiana Sprint Week round, leading a lap at the midway point, then spun to a stop while trying to avoid contact. He led the first two circuits en route to a runner-up finish behind Windom last Fall, and is 9th in USAC points coming in. Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.) made his first appearance inside the top-ten of the USAC National Sprint Car standings after setting quick time and finishing 6th at Lawrenceburg on April 3. The 2020 series Rookie of the Year finished 15th at Bloomington last Fall. Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) owns the 12-lap USAC Sprint Car track record at Bloomington, set in April of 2017 at 2:20.84, and was the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger last Fall with a 13th to 4th performance. Stockon won the non-sanctioned Josh Burton Memorial at Bloomington in September 2020. Dave Darland (Lincoln, Ind.) has recorded three Bloomington USAC National Sprint Car victories during his illustrious career in 2007, 2013 and 2018. The 2018 win of which was the moment he became the first driver to reach both the 60-win mark with the series as well 700 starts! Most recently with USAC at Bloomington, Darland finished 8th after starting 13th in July of 2019 and finished 11th from 16th in Sept. 2020. Making his USAC debut in the Epperson Racing No. 2E at Bloomington this Friday night is Carson Short (Marion, Ill.). The one-time USAC National Sprint Car winner set quick time at Bloomington with USAC in 2017. Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.), likewise, will be making his debut with a new ride in USAC competition aboard the Michael Dutcher Motorsports No. 17GP. The 2018 USAC National Midget champ has been superb throughout his career at Bloomington, finishing 3rd in his first Bloomington USAC Sprint appearance in 2018 and 2nd in his first USAC Midget run there in 2019. Brandon Mattox (Terre Haute, Ind.), the 2020 Most Improved USAC National Driver, earned the first of his two career USAC National Sprint Car top-five finishes at Bloomington Speedway, taking 5th there in 2019. Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) has been a USAC National feature winner at Bloomington, in a midget, during the 2010 season. He won his heat race in the USAC Sprint Cars' most recent Bloomington appearance seven months ago, as did Jordan Kinser (Bedford, Ind.) and Sterling Cling (Tempe, Ariz.), a 2019 USAC Regional Midget feature winner at Bloomington, all of whom are expected to compete this Friday. Brady Short, Brent Beauchamp and Davey Ray have all won USAC National feature races at Bloomington. Short (Bedford, Ind.) won his first career USAC National Sprint Car race there in 2006. Beauchamp (Fairland, Ind.) won his first with the series at Bloomington in 2016 and started on the pole and finished 5th last Fall. Ray (Davenport, Iowa) captured a USAC National Midget win at Bloomington in 2008. Ray's most recent USAC Sprint start at Bloomington came in 2004 where he finished 9th. A.J. Hopkins (Brownsburg, Ind.) captured Bloomington's track championship in 2020 and is a multi-time winner there on the local level and remains a prime contender to breakthrough and win his first career USAC National Sprint Car feature this weekend. Brayden Fox (Avon, Ind.) has a team that has won twice with USAC at Bloomington, first with father Brad Fox in 1997 and again with Jon Stanbrough in 2010. Fox made his first start with the series at Bloomington in 2020, finishing 20th. Max Adams (Marion, Ind.) and Brandon Morin (Jasonville, Ind.) look to make a return to the starting field of a USAC Sprint Car event at Bloomington after doing so in recent years, while a bevy of drivers aim to make their first series start at the track, including USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year contenders Paul Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.) and Carson Garrett (Littleton, Colo.), Bloomington USAC National Midget veterans Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.) and Cole Bodine (Rossville, Ind.), plus Tye Mihocko (Phoenix, Ariz.), Ricky Lewis (Ventura, Calif.), Harley Burns (Brazil, Ind.), Eric Perrott (Sumner, Ill.), 2019 USAC CRA and Southwest Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, Calif.), Travis Berryhill (American Canyon, Calif.) and more! This Friday at Bloomington, pits open at 3pm ET, grandstands at 5pm, drivers meeting at 5:30pm and hot laps at 6:30pm. Advance tickets are on sale at TracPass.com. Due to county regulations, the capacity is limited to 50 percent, and the county has a mask mandate in effect. If online sales hit the capacity number, there will not be tickets sold at the gate. General admission tickets are $25 while children age 10 and under are free. USAC Member pit passes are $25 apiece & $30 for non-members, with kids age 10 and under $15. The event will be streamed LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz. USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-224, 2-Justin Grant-220, 3-C.J. Leary-195, 4-Chris Windom-179, 5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-174, 6-Tanner Thorson-173, 7-Jake Swanson-144, 8-Robert Ballou-142, 9-Kyle Cummins-138, 10-Jadon Rogers-135. SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 FEATURE RESULTS: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (2), 2. Kyle Cummins (4), 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6), 4. Chase Stockon (13), 5. Brent Beauchamp (1), 6. Stevie Sussex (5), 7. C.J. Leary (9), 8. Justin Grant (24), 9. Robert Ballou (17), 10. Brady Bacon (14), 11. Dave Darland (16), 12. Dakota Jackson (18), 13. Jake Swanson (22), 14. A.J. Hopkins (3), 15. Jadon Rogers (20), 16. Carson Short (15), 17. Shane Cottle (7), 18. Anton Hernandez (12), 19. Sterling Cling (8), 20. Brayden Fox (19), 21. Jordan Kinser (10), 22. Brady Short (21), 23. Logan Seavey (11), 24. Brandon Mattox (23). NT USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS AT BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY: 5-Bryan Clauson 3-Dave Darland & Kevin Thomas Jr. 2-Chris Windom, Kevin Briscoe & Tony Elliott 1-A.J. Anderson, Bob Kinser, Bobby East, Brad Fox, Brady Bacon, Brady Short, Brent Beauchamp, C.J. Leary, Chad Boespflug, Cory Kruseman, Hunter Schuerenberg, J.J. Yeley, Jack Hewitt, Jay Drake, Jerry Coons, Jr., Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas, Larry Martin, Rich Vogler, Rick Hood, Sheldon Kinser & Tracy Hines USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT TRACK RECORDS AT BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY: 1 Lap - 4/12/2019 - C.J. Leary - 10.685 - 84.230 mph 6 Laps - 7/25/2003 - Kent Christian - 1:13.96 - 73.012 mph 8 Laps - 7/18/2008 - Jesse Cramer - 1:36.63 - 74.511 mph 10 Laps - 4/14/2017 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - 1:51.72 - 80.559 mph 12 Laps - 4/14/2017 - Chase Stockon - 2:20.84 - 76.683 mph 30 Laps - 4/12/2019 - Brady Bacon - 6:47.18 - 66.310 mph
- United Rebel Sprint Series Kicks 2021 Season Off at 81 Speedway
The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is slated to kick-off their 16th season this Saturday, April 17. Competitors will head to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas for the first race of a brimming 32-event schedule in 2021.
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