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- Mallett and Hafertepe Win Premilitary Features During the Short Track Nationals
The 34th edition of I-30 Speedway's COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires kicked off in rousing fashion Friday night with Jordon Mallett and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., racing to victory lane in the evening's Twin 20-lap feature events.
- Jordan Thomas Wins Dutch Hoag Memorial
Jordan Thomas was victorious during the Dutch Hoag Memorial Friday at Outlaw Speedway with the Patriot Sprint Tour.
- Smith takes division wins in Jennings County Go-Karts
Conner Smith of Columbus was the only multiple division winner on Oct. 17 as the Jennings County Go-Kart Track ran an 11-class program at the Jennings County 4-H Fairgrounds in North Vernon.
- LEFFLER MEMORIAL GOES INDOORS FOR USAC MIDGET SPECIAL EVENT DEC. 18 AT Du QUOIN
The Jason Leffler Memorial has been a staple of the racing calendar for much of the past decade, but on Saturday night, December 18, the eighth running of the event will see a new venue as the race goes indoors for the first time in its history.
- USCS Sprint Cars compete for $7000 in Halloween Havoc two-niter at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday & Saturday, October 29th & 30th
USCS Sprints $5000 + $2000 to win at Boyd's Speedway details...The 25 Annual United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade historic Boyd's Speedway in the Chattanooga, Tennessee suburb of Ringgold, GA for the inaugural Halloween Havoc Sprint Car Mania event
- DAMION GARDNER BRINGS OVER 100 MAIN EVENT WINS INTO SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY
On the West Coast, the original California Racing Association (CRA) started in 1946. In the 1990s, it morphed into the Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) before the USAC/CRA Series took over the torch in 2004.
- Kofoid Takes Trophy Cup Opener
Buddy Kofoid won the Thursday night opener of "Trophy Cup" at Thunderbowl Raceway. Kofoid was chased by Anthony Macri, D.J. Netto, Corey Day and Dominic Scelzi.
- Racing will return to Quincy at newly christened Adams County Speedway
The sounds of roaring engines and roaring fans will return to the east end of Broadway in 2022 as the next era for the Broadway Bullring begins with ...
- Owens And Sheppard Ring Up Wins Friday Night On Dirt Late Model Tours
Friday night as the O'Show showed em' how it's done at 411 Motor Speedway as the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series tour invaded Tennessee for the second time this month at the Seymour track.
- 60th annual Eastern States 200 set for Orange County Fair Speedway
The Eastern States 200 is the oldest modified stock car race in the country. The 60th annual running of this short-track classic takes place Sunday at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, ...
- Davenport edges Larson for Volunteer Speedway victory
Three-time Super Late Model national champion Jonathan “Superman” Davenport held off Kyle Larson, the NASCAR Cup Series points leader, to win Wednesday’s Castrol Flo Night in America $10,000-to-win fe ...
- Lernerville Speedway Welcomes Lucas Oil Late Models for 2022 Firecracker 100
BATAVIA, OH (October 20, 2021) - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials are excited to announce the addition of Sarver, Pennsylvania's Lernerville Speedway to the 2022 schedule. The Big River Steel Firecracker 100 on June 23rd - 25th will now boast a $50,000 paycheck to the winner. Lernerville Speedway's Firecracker 100 weekend has become one of the most high-profile events in the world of dirt late model racing. There will be a record high purse of over $210,000 at the 16th running of the Firecracker 100 weekend, thanks to the event's new partnership with Big River Steel and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. This prestigious three-day racing tradition will now be the richest event of any kind ever held at the Lernerville Speedway. "The Firecracker 100 has become a cornerstone in Dirt Late Model racing, and we're excited to be a part of this lucrative event in 2022," Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director Rick Schwallie said. "Thanks to the devotion of Lernerville Speedway and our great partnership with Big River Steel, we're able to increase the total purse for the weekend by over $33,000. We look forward to delivering the excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the fans of Lernerville Speedway in 2022." A full program of racing is scheduled each of the three nights on the 4/10-mile dirt oval located 45 minutes Northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. Opened in October 1967, Lernerville Speedway has been enlarged three times; from a small quarter to a large quarter, then to a 3/8-mile, and finally to its current size. Seating has also been increased several times to now accommodate approximately 12,000 in the stands. Camping spaces for the 2022 Big River Steel Firecracker 100 are on sale now and advance tickets will go on sale before the end of the year. For more information on Lernerville Speedway, please visit www.Lernerville.com. Previous Firecracker 100 Winners: 2021 - Brandon Overton 2020 - Cade Dillard 2019 - Tim McCreadie 2018 - Chris Madden 2017 - Brandon Overton 2016 - Scott Bloomquist 2015 - Rick Eckert 2014 - Darrell Lanigan 2013 - Josh Richards 2012 - Scott Bloomquist 2011 - Jimmy Mars 2010 - Shane Clanton 2009 - Jimmy Mars 2008 - Brian Birkhofer 2007 - Scott Bloomquist Firecracker 100 Weekend Purses: Thursday A-Main (30 Laps): 1. $6,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600 = $26,750 Friday A-Main (30 Laps): 1. $6,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600 = $26,750 Non-Qualifier Race (30 Laps): 1. $2,000, 2. $800, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13. $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200 = $9,180 Big River Steel Firecracker 100 (100 Laps): 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,000, 5. $6,000, 6. $5,000, 7. $4,000, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,750, 10. $2,600, 11. $2,500, 12. $2,475, 13. $2,450, 14. $2,425, 15. $2,400, 16. $2,375, 17. $2,350, 18. $2,325, 19. $2,300, 20. $2,250, 21. $2,200, 22. $2,150, 23. $2,100, 24. $2,050, 25. $2,000, 26. $2,000 = $147,700 About Big River Steel a U.S. Steel Company Big River Steel invested $1.3 Billion to build and start up the world's first Flex Mill®, a steel mini mill focused on the production of a wide product spectrum, including advanced automotive steels and electrical Steels. In November of 2020, Big River Steel completed its Phase II expansion, adding a second electric-arc furnace (EAF), and doubling the mill's capacity for producing steel from 1.65 million tons per year to 3.3 million tons per year. In January of 2021, BRS became a part of U. S. Steel, creating the first Best of BothSM integrated and mini mill steel company. Together, the two companies are forging a bold path forward to produce transformational steels in ways that are truly Best for AllTM - customers, employees, communities, and the planet. In June of 2021, Big River Steel announced a $450 million investment to build a non-grain oriented (NGO) electrical steel line. The focus on electrical steel includes working with major automakers in the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. The NGO line is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023 and create an additional 120 positions at Big River Steel. But all of this goes far deeper than steelmaking methods. It's about creating an environment where talented people grow and thrive. It's about an intensified focus on our customers that guides collaborative, cross-functional teams and drives game-changing solutions. It's about innovating to lead the way to sustainable steel and using the Best for AllTM strategy to transform the future of steel. To learn more visit www.bigriversteel.com or www.ussteel.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 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, Etchberger Trucking, 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
- DYKSTRA TAKES FALL NATIONALS WIN, CLINCHES AST CHAMPIONSHIP
BROCKVILLE, Ont. (October 17, 2021) - Persistent rain played havoc with the Fall Nationals weekend schedule at Brockville Ontario Speedway, but the Pinty's Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series managed to get some racing in and crown a champion. The original schedule called for two complete Action Sprint Tour events - one on Friday night, and one on Saturday afternoon; Friday's heat races were completed with Nick Sheridan, Eric Gledhill, and Brett Stratford taking the wins, but rain moved into the area just before the A-Main was set to push off. Officials added the race to Saturday's schedule, but more inclement weather pushed that A-Main and the rest of Saturday's program to Sunday. Cars finally got back on track on Sunday morning, and the postponed AST A-Main got underway shortly after noon. Jacob Dykstra and Johnny Miller made up the front row for the 25 lap A-Main, and Dykstra went on to lead every lap to claim his 11th win in 14 Action Sprint Tour attempts this season. Eric Gledhill, Nick Sheridan, Brett Stratford, row six starter Matt Billings, Johnny Miller, Allan Downey, Ryan Poole, Rob Neely, and Lee Ladouceur took top ten finishes. Sunday's heat races were claimed by Nick Sheridan, Darrell Pelletier, and Eric Gledhill, but rain showers again moved into the area and washed out the remainder of the event. While the rained-out A-Main will be run in spring 2022, the 2021 Pinty's Action Sprint Tour championship standings were declared final with Jacob Dykstra winning the championship. Dykstra finished 47 points ahead of Allan Downey in the final championship standings, earning $5,000 for the title along with a Pinty's VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race. The top ten drivers in points earned at least $1,000 from the 2021 points fund, including Dykstra, Downey, Nick Sheridan, Eric Gledhill, Brett Stratford, Lucas Smith, Rob Neely, Darren Dryden, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran. Series officials wish to sincerely thank all drivers, teams, officials, track operators, sponsors, and fans for their support of the 2021 Pinty's Action Sprint Tour season. A total of 53 drivers participated in at least one AST event in 2021, with four drivers - Jacob Dykstra (11), Nick Sheridan (1), Darren Dryden (1), and Allan Downey (1) - claiming an A-Main victory. Pinty's Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report - Friday, October 15, 2021 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville, Ontario, Canada Roster 00 Ryan Poole - Brockville, Ontario 4B Darrell Pelletier - Port Perry, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra - Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill - Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill - Ohsweken, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke - Ohsweken, Ontario 19D Allan Downey - Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller - Six Nations, Ontario 31 Dale Curran - Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller - Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton - Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford - Wainfleet, Ontario 42W Rick Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan - Mount Brydges, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith - Brantford, Ontario 51 Lee Ladouceur - Alexandria, Ontario 52 Matt Billings - Brockville, Ontario 55 Jeffrey Weare - Richmond, Quebec 74 Rob Neely - Rockwood, Ontario 77E Ashton VanEvery - Ohsweken, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless - Ohsweken, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill - Ohsweken, Ontario 1020XX Eli Mayhew - Picton, Ontario Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 45-Nick Sheridan; 2. 20-Johnny Miller; 3. 4B-Darrell Pelletier; 4. 74-Rob Neely; 5. 49L-Lucas Smith; 6. 51-Lee Ladouceur; 7. 99-Joshua Hill; 8. 14-Larry Gledhill Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 7-Eric Gledhill; 2. 19D-Allan Downey; 3. 00-Ryan Poole; 4. 38-Derek Miller; 5. 77T-Tyeller Powless; 6. 77E-Ashton VanEvery; 7. (DNF) 42W-Rick Wilson; 8. (DNS) 55-Jeffrey Weare Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps - 2:01.788 1. BS39-Brett Stratford; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra; 3. 52-Matt Billings; 4. 39-Jonah Mutton; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke; 6. MK8-Matt Hill; 7. 1020XX-Eli Mayhew A-Main [Started] 25 laps - NT *Completed October 17* 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan; 4. BS39-Brett Stratford; 5. 52-Matt Billings; 6. 20-Johnny Miller; 7. 19D-Allan Downey; 8. 00-Ryan Poole; 9. 74-Rob Neely; 10. 51-Lee Ladouceur; 11. 4B-Darrell Pelletier; 12. 77E-Ashton VanEvery; 13. 55-Jeffrey Weare; 14. 14-Larry Gledhill; 15. 9C-Brian Nanticoke; 16. 99-Joshua Hill; 17. 38-Derek Miller; 18. MK8-Matt Hill; 19. (DNF) 77T-Tyeller Powless; 20. (DNF) 39-Jonah Mutton; 21. (DNF) 1020XX-Eli Mayhew; 22. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith; 23. (DNS) 42W-Rick Wilson A-Main Lap Leaders - Jacob Dykstra 1-25 Margin of Victory - 0.802 seconds Hard Charger - Jeffrey Weare +10 Pinty's Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report - Sunday, October 17, 2021 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville, Ontario, Canada Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps - 2:03.845 1. 45-Nick Sheridan; 2. 74-Rob Neely; 3. 52-Matt Billings; 4. 20-Johnny Miller; 5. 99-Joshua Hill; 6. 51-Lee Ladouceur; 7. 49L-Lucas Smith; 8. (DNS) 1020XX-Eli Mayhew Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps - 2:05.613 1. 4B-Darrell Pelletier; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford; 3. 00-Ryan Poole; 4. 55-Jeffrey Weare; 5. 19D-Allan Downey; 6. 39-Jonah Mutton; 7. 38-Derek Miller; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 7-Eric Gledhill; 2. 77T-Tyeller Powless; 3. MK8-Matt Hill; 4. 14-Larry Gledhill; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke; 6. (DNS) 5D-Jacob Dykstra; 7. (DNS) 42W-Rick Wilson A-Main 25 laps POSTPONED TO 2022 ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.actionsprinttour.com Facebook: ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints Instagram: @actionsprinttour YouTube: GForceTV About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty's: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty's VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty's Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.
- Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two - the countdown is on to the 2021 racing season.
Two weeks left at I-35 Speedway. Two weeks to make a point push, two weeks to enjoy Saturday night racing, two weeks of Saturday super fun remain this Racing Season! In these next two weeks make your plans as we move to an hour earlier start time. 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. I-35 Speedway is racing October 23, and the always entertaining Spooktacular on October 30. USRA A Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B Mods along with Limited Late Models, E Mods, Pure Stocks, and Sport Compacts will be in action. USRA points and track championships are on the line. This week is Scobee Powerline Night at the Races. 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!
- USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STARS AMONG THE LATEST ENTRIES FOR 25TH OVAL NATIONALS
With the early entry deadline just two days away, entries for November's 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction are starting to arrive at the Perris Auto Speedway Office.
- Ligonier's Smithley ties best Cup finish; Lernerville to host Lucas Late Model Series
Garrett Smithley’s ‘never give-up’ attitude was on display at the Texas Motor Speedway, as the Ligonier native tied his NASCAR Cup Series career-best finish of 24th after starting ...
- Dirt track racing in the blood of Benton family
Generations spending weekend nights in the pits at their local tracks for most, traveling to and racing at tracks across the nation for a select few. Benton’s Tim Crawley has done plenty of both, so ...
- What you need to know about 60th annual Eastern States run this weekend in Middletown
What to watch for during the 60th running of the Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway from Oct. 21-24.
- Hagar Wins Grassroots Nationals as Short Track Nationals is on Horizon
Derek Hagar earned his eighth triumph of the season last Sunday when he captured the 305ci winged sprint car portion of the Grassroots Nationals at Riverside International Speedway.
- Short Track Nationals Entries at 57 & Counting!
With entries continuing to roll into the I-30 Speedway track office by the hour, the current count is at 57 pre-entries for this weekend's 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
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