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- Saturday's Portion of the Pittsburgher Canceled
IMPERIAL, Pa. (September 30, 2022) - Due to the unfavorable weekend forecast from the remnants of Hurricane Ian, Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have mutually agreed to cancel Saturday's portion of the 34th Annual Pittsburgher. Friday night's Bill Hendren Memorial at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is still on as scheduled. The RUSH Late Model Series event boasts a $4,000 top prize. The General Admission gates will open at 5:00 PM with on-track action set to be begin at 6:00 PM. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will head to Talladega Short Track is Eastaboga, Ala. on Saturday, October 8th, with a complete show of Dirt Draft Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $15,000-to-win main event. For more information, please visit www.talladegashorttrack.com. About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2022, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will be streamed live on MAVTV Plus, with broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network. The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com. 2022 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include: Advanced Powder Coating, Ag Protect 1, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Armslist.com, Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Behrent's Performance Warhouse, Big River Steel, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Clements Racing Engines, Cornett Racing Engines, DirtCar Lift, Dirt Draft, DirtonDirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Dixie Chopper, eBay Motors, E3 Spark Plugs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Etchberger Trucking, Fast Shafts,General Tire, Heath Lawson Photography, Holmatro, Hoosier Tire, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, K&N Engineering, Longhorn Chassis, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, MSD, MyRacePass, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Öhlins Shocks, OPTIMA Batteries, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Outerwears, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Strange Oval, Stop Tech Brakes, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Summit Racing Equipment, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vahlco Wheels, Vic Hill Race Engines, Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Wieland Wrisco, Xceldyne, 5150 Race Trailers
- COME OUT ONE LAST TIME THIS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST
COME OUT ONE LAST TIME THIS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST THANK YOU It has been quite a journey these last 2 seasons, both seasons cut in half, first by COVID and then by a flood. But, how does the song go, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" First, and foremost, we want to thank all of our dedicated employees and volunteers that show up for each race with a smile and willing to do whatever needs to be done. Thank you to the drivers and crew members that come out and drive their hearts out each race and then work on their race cars all week long. Thank you to all of our sponsors https://victorylanespeedway.ca/partners as their sponsorship has allowed us to continue to make improvements to the speedway that will benefit all. Thank you to those sponsors that support the drivers as they love to see and cheer on their drivers at the track each week. Their sponsorship in turn ultimately supports the speedway. Thank you to the businesses that come running when we call, the businesses that brought out employees for a night out, and the non-profits that selected Victory Lane Speedway as the place to hold a special event. Thank you to the fantastic fans. We heard from so many of you that it was either your first time at the track, you had not been at the track for years, or that you rarely missed a race in years. We hope that you will continue to come back for an affordable, family night out. What Have We Done Over the last two years, we have made countless improvements to the speedway and business, including, but not limited to a new timing system, new computers, new point-of-sale system, new ticketing system, new security system, new food warmers, new coolers, new kitchen tables, new Texas coolers, numbering seats, new signage, upgrading and painting the interior of almost every building, fixing the score tower and everything with wheels (essentially fixing/repairing almost everything), building a deck, stopping the hydro pole from falling over, having water (there was no running water), new blinds in all suites and the tower, new people mover, new large scale printer, new heat presses, new sublimation printer, and the list goes on and on..... Last year we established the Pick-a-Race/Pick-a-Class sponsorship program that directly supports the drivers - 100% of the money donated goes to the prize money pool and in return the sponsor receives free tickets. This year we partnered with the new Dirt Track Racing Association of Manitoba to support the drivers by providing scholarships through the sale of 50/50 tickets. Those scholarships will be given out at our Victory Lane Speedway Wind-Up Social on November 19th. We have increased driver prize money based on car counts and paid out those extra funds on several occasions this season. We also gave bonus money to those drivers that came out to our recent double header. Have we done everything we wanted to do in the first 2 seasons, absolutely not, but, half a season (2 in a row) also means half the potential income that would have been put back into speedway improvements. There are many times these past 2 seasons that we could have just paid the mortgage and be done with it - the virus was too much, the water was too much, the life-changing family illnesses/death were too much, working full-time away from the track was too much, fuel prices were too much, the criticism was too much (Note: We accept what needs to change and just ignore/delete those that have nothing better to do), but through all of it we got stronger and persisted in continuing to rebuild the speedway and we succeeded in increasing the number of people coming out to what we believe is a legendary local gem! So, come out one last time this season! LAST RACE OF THE SEASON The weather is looking glorious for tomorrow. Bring out the family one last time this season to see who reigns supreme for the 2022 season. Main Gates Open at 3:00; Hot Laps at 3:30; and Racing Starts at 4:00. Races are normally about 3 hours or so and we will be done before it gets too cool in the evening. All seats are reserved. Avoid the line at the gate and purchase your tickets at Ticketmaster. As always, online ticket sales are fully guaranteed/refundable in the event of a cancellation. https://email.cloud.secureclick.net/c/3526?id=32556.1144.1.926d2eff9285c5f6a4a41342595a1c0f WIND-UP SOCIAL: FANS GET YOUR TICKETS Our Victory Lane Speedway wind-up social will be held on Saturday, November 19th at Red River Community Club (just North of Kildonan Park) on Main St., Winnipeg. Fans are welcome to attend. You can purchase your $10.00 ticket at the retail building at the top of the hill on October 1st. Cash only please. Thank You Victory Lane Speedway
- Chris Anderson and Chris Transeau pick up Bloomsburg Fair Raceway wins in the return to racing during annual fair
(BLOOMSBURG 9-29-22): After a 37-year hiatus, auto racing was back at the annual Bloomsburg Fair as the 167th edition of Pennsylvania's largest agricultural state fair hosted the Sport Compact Dirt Racing Association (SCDRA) FWD 4-Cylinder stocks along with the Central PA Legends. And with great track conditions the two classes put on quite a bit of exciting action to boot. The nationally sanctioned SCDRA contested in a 30 lap main that saw Chris Anderson of Rockhill edge Bob Shultz for the $2500 win while Chris Transeau of Abbottstown pulled off a late race pass on Travis McClelland in garnering top honors in the Legends 20 lap main. The SCDRA event was a thriller from start to finish as close, tight racing was taking place throughout the field over the entire race, especially at the front where Anderson was constantly under heavy pressure from the likes of Shultz as well as Josh Frantz. Frantz matter of fact was giving Anderson a handful to deal with during much of the first half of the race while Shultz and Shawn Hadden rode closely behind. Several times those lead cars would roll into the first turn a bit high and hit the wall yet rarely did they lose any ground which only intensified the closeness that was ongoing. Within the closing laps Frantz suddenly fell off the pace and Shultz, who had taken second, was now all over Anderson. With the white flag displayed the front pair then battled for position with Anderson doing a perfect job of defending his spot and annexing the victory by a very slim margin. Unfortunately for Shultz his car did not pass post-race inspection and he was disqualified. That elevated Hadden to the runner-up spot with Jeff Huber, Robbie Carroll and AJ Hoffner rounding out the tip five. The Legends feature was also a barnburner although despite a number of cautions that interrupted the action, the green flag laps that took place saw an outstanding battle for the lead. Scott Houdeshell controlled the early going but had the top 2022 winner McClelland hot on his trail. After going several laps side-by-side McClelland assumed control of the lead with an inside pass on lap eight. It would then appear that he was in line for his 12th win of the season but Houdeshell and Transeau where not making it easy on him as they surrounded him from both sides. The decisive moment would take place on a restart with two laps to go when Transeau, who was then second, blasted to the outside of McClelland and snagged the lead. He would then stay solid in shielding his spot and taking the decisive victory. Houdeshell, Seth Kearcher and Wes Alleman rounded out the top five. FWD 4 Cylinder feature finish (25 laps): 1. Chris Anderson, 2. Shawn Hadden, 3. Jeff Huber, 4. Robbie Green, 5. AJ Hoffner, 6. Luke Hoffner, 7. Kevin Doud, 8. Brandon Hoffner, 9. Josh Frantz, 10. Tim Raup, 11. Greg Kiehl, 12. Justin Williamson, 13. Jason Goss, 14. Sam Creveling, 15. Nick Kerstetter, 16. Kolton Wagner, 17. Virgil Meyer, 18. Matt Chronister, 19. Adam Bales, 20. Adam Campbell, 21. Kenny Underwood, 22. Kevin Greenfield, 23. Ryan Austin DQ: Bob Shultz DNQ: Tony Hilliard, Nick McDaniel, Jacob Knittle, Tim Campbell, Jason Seymour, Bill Price, Codey Beaver, Jeff Lawton Legends feature finish (20 laps): 1. Chris Transeau, 2. Travis McClelland, 3. Scott Houdeshell, 4. Seth Kearcher, 5. Wes Alleman, 6. Lincoln Kearcher, 7. Rick Hartwig, 8. Scott Musselman, 9. Richie Dobson Jr., 10. Blaine Leppo, 11. Scott Spiddle, 12. Brady Arndt, 13. Bryan Green, 14. Logan Carbaugh, 15. Preston Alleman, 16. Shaun Abney, 17. Justin Wagaman, 18. Robert Stough, 19. Bryan Wagaman, 20. Shaun Miller, 21. Cory Phillips, 22. Wayne Dutterer, 23. Zach Baxter, 24. Vincent Wenrich DNQ: Scott Montgomery, Dave Benner, Eric Hurst, Tyler Kaylor, Caleb Masse, John Anderika, Hunter McElroy
- NARC NEWSLINE - September 30, 2022. By Jim Allen
For all of you loyal 410 sprint car fans out there, you probably noticed that our NARC schedule got a little choppy during the heat of the summer. From March through mid-July, the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Series powered through 15-races like a runaway train … only to come to a screeching halt when the temperatures in the Central Valley hit triple-digits. That may have been a good thing or bad thing - depending on your perspective. When the original 27-race schedule was negotiated last December, there was supposed to be a smooth ebb and flow to the schedule. But then the two-day Louie Vermeil Classic dropped out. Then we subtracted three rain outs, two tire outs, and one high wind advisory out. That's way too many "outs!" Only one of those has been rescheduled. Barring a tornado, hurricane, or an unfilled tire supply chain, the Northern Auto Racing Club 2022 history book will eventually log 20-events this season. The best part of that is the final five racing events promise to rock your world. Need proof? Here is a little of what is on tap: October 8th - Morrie Williams Memorial at Keller Auto Speedway. It's hard to believe this is already the third annual event honoring the late Mr. Williams. It may have been the only good thing to come out of the covid-year. What makes this show unique is it features a pair of 20-lap main events. One is lined up straight up by times (except for the inversion and finish of the dash.) The second main event is lined up completely inverted based on the finish of the first, except for lapped cars that go to the back. Although the first race is the only official NARC championship points race, the second event is the most unpredictable. The Swift Metal Hardcharger Award is guaranteed to be a tossup with many superheroes will be charging from the back. Another way to end up in the back for the second feature is to change a tire or go to the pits after the first checkered waves. That means tire management is in play as these 40-laps must be run on the same set of tires. Wear out a Hoosier H-series right rear early in the night and you'll be passed faster than a NHRA dragster blowing past a parade float. It will be interesting to see strategies put in play. All teams must pit in the designated infield pit area between events and will be given about 10-minutes to work on their cars - or the amount of time it takes me to interview the top three finishers - whatever comes first. As usual, Ashley Smith has put forth a stellar effort to hustle up money for the show. Each 20-lapper will pay $3,000 to the winner and the overall champion will pocket $1000. Fast time is also worth $400, plus a custom timepiece courtesy of Katie Williams. The Champion Mechanic will pocket $400. Overall, there is more than $30,000 up grabs, plus a bevy of other awesome awards. Last year's winners were NARC champ Dominic Scelzi and first-time NARC winner Mitchel Moles. October 14th - Anthony Simone Classic at you got it: Keller Auto Speedway again. The Simone race was rescheduled to become part of a rich Friday-Saturday NARC double-header weekend. Saturday's show moves down the road 24-miles to Tulare for the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic. Due to the amount of racing taking place over the weekend (think tires) and the fact it is crunch time for teams chasing championship points, this show will only feature a winged 30-lap main event. The non-winged show will have to wait until 2023. I should point out that to qualify for the Simone headliner will take work - very quick work. The four heat races are only six laps in distance, lined straight up by qualifying times. The top two finishers qualify for the 10-car dash. That means the slightest hesitation at the start can be the difference between the first row of feature and lining up 20th. The phrase "snooze, you lose" will become more than just an old saying if a driver doesn't stomp on the pedal. As far as the dash is concerned, it will consist of the eight transfers, plus the next two fastest qualifiers who finished in the top five in their heat. Those two can't start any better than ninth and tenth in the 8-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon/Mr. Excitement Dash. If there are 30+ cars, there will be five no-holds barred heat races and only the top two advance to the dash. Although the official purse has yet to be announced, the 2021 Simone Classic paid $10,000 to winner Shane Golobic. October 15th - The Dennis Roth Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway. Finally! A long overdue and well-deserved event for his nationally-known car owner icon. Over the years, a total of 59 different drivers have piloted a number 83 Roth Motorsports sprint car, either locally or nationally with the Outlaws. In the process, Dennis Roth's sprint cars have won 100's of high-profile sprint car events, including the 1998 Knoxville Nationals. For his contributions he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. What was really missing was a local event in his backyard and now we have it. This one will have a lot of flair and Beef Packers protein. In addition to prize money, the driver who sets quick time will earn ten pounds of New York Strip steak. Each heat race winner will get an ice chest with 20 lbs. of Tri-Tip. In addition to a $8,300 paycheck, the man standing on the podium at the end of the night will take home 30 pounds of Ribeye. It's a meat-fest in this $830 to start A-Main. And let us not forget about the dash winner who will earn ten pounds of Sunnyvalley Bacon. Anybody posting a clean sweep may need to get their cholesterol checked in a couple of weeks. When you add it all up, the purse will be over $35,000. Speaking of the aforementioned 1998 Knoxville Nationals, that #83 ride has been fully restored to its original condition. It will be used as the pace vehicle at the event - driven by none other than Brent Kaeding. Backtracking to the 59-drivers, there is one awesome Dennis Roth Classic t-shirt in the making which will read like a Hall of Fame in its own right. A special autograph session will take place around 4:00 p.m. under the grandstands with the likes of former Roth drivers Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Brent Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic, Tim Kaeding, Mitchel Moles, Kyle Hirst, and Jonathan Allard. All will be sporting commemorative hero cards so don't miss out. This Roth show also features the Kings of Thunder 360's, just a week before the Trophy Cup, so you can expect a gaggle, or herd, or pack, or whatever you call a ton of cars at the Thunderbowl. Double duty will be the name of the game for many teams doing a little TC tune-up! October 29th - The Sprint Car Showdown at the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park. NARC will make the trip down I-5 to Bakersfield for their lone appearance at the 1/3-mile oval. The Sprint Car Showdown pays $3500 to win, $500 to start the A, AND, every team will also receive a $100 gift card courtesy of Fujitsu General Heating & Air Conditioning. If you haven't been to this track yet, it's time for a road trip. The Dirt Track is always multi-grooved and racy and worth the price of admission. November 5th - The Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track. This popular show has taken another step towards greatness with its new Triple Crown status. Three championships will be finalized on this night and the Stockton grandstands and pits should be packed. This program will decide the titles for the JW Hunt Wingless Series, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and of course, the NARC Fujitsu General 410 series. It doesn't get much better than that. NARC CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION: Another good thing about the NARC season is that when it's over - it's really over! No waiting a couple of months for point fund checks with a post-Holiday hangover. The Stockton Triple Crown is Saturday night and the awards celebration crowning of our "King of the West" champ takes place the next afternoon at a local country club. It all takes place on Sunday, November 6th at the private Brookside Country Club (one of the few places I have not golfed at.). Fans, promoters, sponsors, heck - EVERYBODY - is invited until the fire department says we have 140 people in attendance. The show includes a massive brunch spread, tons of videos, a fair share of comedic events, an auction for the NARC Benevolent Fund, championship awards for the top ten and a preview of what is in store for 2023. Teams in the top 15 in points can reserve a table for eight at a discounted rate of only $200 (if purchased by October 15th.) Otherwise, tickets are $50 each. To get yours contact me at 714-397-7417. NARC NOTES: Yes, it was depressing that we missed racing at the Louie Vermeil Classic again. But it might have been a slight reprieve as it was 113 degrees over the Labor Day weekend at Calistoga Speedway. There is slow progress taking place between the City and the County regarding the sale and getting the historic half-mile opened up again. The key word in the sentence is "slow." And even when the ink dries on the contract, there will be a ton of work to do to get the place race ready. Need proof? Check out the August 29th post on our Facebook page. Mother nature has taken over anything that resembles dirt with 3' tall weeds. It's heartbreaking in its own right. … First, it's Kanye and Kim. Who is next? Tom and Gisele? Maybe! How about car owners Joshua Bates and Roger Hamilton who split the sheets with Tim Kaeding. They enjoyed a nice five-year run together, which is an eternity in the sprint car world. Sometimes change is good as proven by that statement made by my lawyer to my first-wife. … The Bates-Hamilton team will be looking for a new pilot, and TK will search for a ride that can get him 13 more wins and a chance to pass Brent Kaeding on the all-time win list. … The future is extremely bright for sprint car racing as was proven during the Outlaws West Coast swing. Blake Carrick, Ryan Timms, Max Mittry, Corey Day and Joel Myers Jr. all put together stellar performances against the big boys. Along those lines, Carrick, Timms, Mittry and Myers are overdue for their first NARC win. Who is going to be first? … Joel Myers Jr. will be headed to New Zealand in December for their sprint car season. How cool is that for a 16-year-old? Have you ever noticed there is a substantial amount of moaning, groaning and sometimes a bit of whining, during the pill draws for qualifying order? Some want an early number; others want a late number. That mentality may change during the final five events of the season because Mettec Titanium is now paying $100 to the driver who pulls the number one pill (or the lowest number). That right, all you must do is pull the lowest number. Mettec and Dirk Van Cott also sponsor the NARC lap leader award which pays $10 for every lap led in the feature. … … Dominic Scelzi is the current NARC point leader. He holds a manageable 34-point lead over Willie Croft in his quest for his second consecutive NARC title. Scelzi started the season red hot, stringing four wins in a row at one point, but Croft has actually scored more points during the past five shows (519-509.) So has Bud Kaeding and Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Tim Kaeding and DJ Netto. What does all that mean? How about anything is possible - and I have a calculator. ... Idaho driver Logan Forler should finish in the top ten in NARC points if he competes at the final five races. That would be a nice accomplishment. RANDOM OPEN WHEEL NOTES: Pennsylvania has the Posse when the Outlaws come to town. California teams need a nickname as well. The "California Cartel" made a short run and continues to circulate, but is that really our top choice? Got any ideas? … How many of you have played the new World of Outlaw: Dirt Racing game on PS or Xbox? It's addictive, especially with several Golden Stater's represented in the game! … How cool is it that Carson Macedo has won 11 WoO features this season? He will soon be nipping at the door of his first national championship. BTW, it would have been 12 wins had it not been for a "bump and run" at the Hanford show. … Watching the scary cockpit fire in the Tarlton Motorsports 21 driven by Caeden Steele at Hanford was enough to make my heart jump out of my chest. Caeden has serious burns on his legs and has a lengthy recovery process ahead of him. Our hero of the month award goes to DJ Netto who came to Caeden rescue in a valid effort to smother the flames before safety crews arrived. This is why fire suppression devices will be mandatory in sprint cars in the very near future. Get well Caeden. ... Austen Wheatley, who was seriously banged up at the Dirt Cup at Skagit in a frightening accident, has reported his recovery is on track. His ribs have healed enough that he can start physical therapy and strength training. Good to hear! Coming to you live from Auburn, CA. We will catch up at a track near you. See ya!
- BRADEN CHIARAMONTE PUTS ON A SHOW IN C. BELL'S MICRO MANIA IN TEXAS - THIS WEEK RACING A WINGED 360
(El Cajon, CA, September 30, 2022) Race fans in Texas received a good taste of one of the most exciting young drivers in the nation last week when Braden Chiaramonte competed against 145 other drivers at the "C. Bell Micro Mania" at the Lil Texas Motor Speedway. While the El Cajon, California driver did not win the main event, he put on an amazing passing clinic. This week Chiaramonte is headed to Northern California to race a 360-winged sprint car. After qualifying 11th fastest out of 35 cars in the 600cc non-wing outlaw class on the first night in Texas, Chiaramonte was in the second heat race. He was starting in the fourth position and was trying to annex third when the field hit turn one on the first lap. The car in second place parked it directly in front of Chiaramonte leaving him no place to go. The 15-year-old caught a piece of the spinner and came to a stop. Several other drivers also got involved in the tangle. Due to stopping on the track Chiaramonte had to go to the back for the restart and was then coming from the 9th position. The show began instantly when he began picking off cars at a frantic pace trying to get to third place, which was the final transfer spot to the A main. The young driver made his way all the way up to fourth and was challenging for third when his rear sprocket broke knocking him out of the race. Had that sprocket not broken, it looked like Chiaramonte would have picked off at least one more car and earned his ticket straight into the A main event. However, due to the issue, he had to start in the D main and transfer three times to get into the A. In the 10-lap D main, Chiaramonte started fourth and he made the race look like child's play. On lap two he went to the re-worked outside line. Two laps later he blew by the second-place car and the leader in one corner. From that point on, he put on a "going fast clinic" and won the race by over a full straightaway. The victory in the D advanced Chiaramonte to the 10-lap C main. With virtually no time between the races, he had to come back on the track and start inside of the 10th row in the 19th position and move up to fourth to transfer. In other words, he had a long way to go and a lot of cars to pass in a short period of time. To complicate matters, on one of the original tries to start the race he came to a stop in turn two necessitating a yellow flag. That meant he would have to go all the way to the back. From there he moved forward to the eighth position when he ran out of laps. For Saturday things started out in almost a carbon copy of Friday. Chiaramonte was again in the D main. He was starting third, but when the driver starting first switched cars, Chiaramonte inherited the pole. From there he walked away from the field in the 10 lapper to win by nearly a full straightaway. The victory earned him a ticket to the 12-lap C main. Chiaramonte had his work cut out for him in the C. He was once again starting inside row 10 in the 19th spot and had to get to fourth. To say he put on a show is an understatement. By the end of the fourth lap, he had passed 10 cars and was up to 9th. One lap later he was up to seventh and was still moving forward. Soon after he snatched that final transfer spot, he passed the third-place car. However, a yellow flag seconds later reverted the running order back to the last lap putting Chiaramonte in fourth. That was where he finished. It put him in the B main event, which was only one transfer away from the A. After two nights of constantly passing cars, Chiaramonte had gained the attention of the announcers. His performances over the first night and first two races of the finale had him on their radar for the 15-lap B main event. And why not? Going into the B he had passed more cars than any of the other 144 drivers in the class. Chiaramonte was starting dead last in the 22nd spot. He had to get to seventh and only had 15 laps to do it. As per usual he immediately began to pass cars and was up to 17th by the end of lap two. However, he was spun out by another car in turn four on the fourth circuit. That meant that he once again had to go all the way to the back and try to get to seventh in just 11-laps. To say he put on a show was an understatement as he got all the way up to the 12th spot before the checkered flag ended the race and his weekend. While he did not make it all the way to the A, he was one of the main shows and most exciting drivers at the event. In a little more than 24 hours, he started six races and passed an astounding 41 cars. That was the most of any driver on the premises. Chiaramonte is back in the "Golden State" this weekend and will be doing a 180 as he is going from last week's 600cc micro to a winged 360 sprint car for the two-night Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He will once again be driving the Tyner/Hurst Enterprises #94th. That is the same car he drove at Chico five weeks ago to make his 360-wing car debut. On that night, he transferred directly out of his heat race and into the main event where he finished 18th. Two weeks ago, Chiaramonte was a guest on the Racer Radio Show. You can hear a replay of the show (Chiaramonte comes on at around 24 minutes) at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/radio22/RACERRADIO220918.mp3. Chiaramonte would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his 2022 racing season possible. RTL Traffic Control and Equipment Rentals, AM Ortega, Impact Racing, and AIM Sports Data. If you or your company would like to join forces with the fast-rising racing team, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte online at the following link mailto:email@example.com or by calling (619) 988-7563. Braden Chiaramonte 2022 Results January 1 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non Wings 9th A Main March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main April 16 Bakersfield Speedway USAC Western States Midgets 9th A Main April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main May 12 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 13th A Main May 13 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 16th A Main May 14 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th L.C.Q. May 21 Ventura Raceway USAC Western State Midgets 7th A Main June 2 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 12th A Main June 3 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 14th A Main June 4 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 8th Qualifier June 11 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 4th A Main June 18 Merced Speedway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main July 15 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 18th A Main July 16 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 16th A Main August 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC National Midgets 5th D Main August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 18th A Main August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th B Main September 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint 1st A Main September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell's Micro Mania 8th C Main September 24 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell's Micro Mania 22nd B Main This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. 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- SEXTON GATLIN RACING LOOKING TO COMPLETE PERFECT BARONA SOUTHWEST LIGHTNING SPRINT SEASON
(Lakeside, CA, September 30, 2022) Not that it needed any more incentive, but Saturday night Sexton Gatlin Racing will be attempting to wrap up a perfect Barona Speedway Lucas Oil Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series season. Heading into the final SWLS race on the San Diego County ¼ mile this season, SGR driver Brent Sexton, and his two sons Dalton and Grant, have won all the series races there this year. 307697734_8809304822420341_9193553498710361981_n.jpg On Saturday, Dalton Sexton will be seeking his third SWLS at Barona this year. Bobby Kimbrough photo. The SWLS has visited Barona five times in 2022. Defending series champion Grant Sexton has won twice. His older brother Dalton has also won two times and Brent has one victory. Brent's win came the last time the series was there on July 9th. Amazingly, of the 15 podium positions available through the five races, SGR drivers laid claim to 11 of them. The breakdown of the SGR driver's other podium finishes shows Brent with two second-place results. Grant and David Bezio, who subbed for Grant on May 14th, have one second-place ending apiece. Grant and Brent have each finished third one time. To make the team's success at the track even more impressive, only two times this year has an SGR car placed out of the top five. Heading into Saturday's race, Brent, who is seeking his third ever Lightning Sprint Car title (he was the 1999 and 2007 California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion), brings an 88-point lead over Dalton in the championship standings. Another good performance by Brent would make him tough to catch with only three races to go after Saturday. Grant, who has only started five of the first eight series races, comes into this weekend's event in sixth. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. at Barona with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors, military, EMTs and kids ages 7 to 17 are $10.00. Children 6 and under are free. The track is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside (92040). The track website is https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (619) 994-6560. While Saturday is the last SWLS race at Barona in 2022, the series will still have three races remaining and the Lakeside-based SGR will be at all three. A week from Saturday, October 9th, SWLS will venture to the Mohave Valley Raceway for the second time and it will be co-sanctioning the event with the California Lightning Sprint Car Series. Two weeks later, on October 21st and 22nd at the Imperial Valley Raceway, the 2022 season will come to an end. In addition to those races, SGR will field cars at October's Cal Cup at the Lemoore Raceway the third week in October. To close the campaign, the team will be at four CLS/BCRA co-sanctioned races in November. Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, Swift Powdercoat, Maxima Oil, Automated Interior, and an extra special thanks to Scotty and Jimmy Keys. If you or your business wants to partner up with one of the most visible Lightning Sprint teams on the West Coast, please call (619) 454-6945. You can also E-mail mailto:email@example.com or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Sexton Gatlin Racing 2022 Schedule 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Dalton 1st - Brent 7th - Grant 15th March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Brent 1st - Dalton 3rd - Grant 4th March 25 Bakersfield Speedway CLS Winged - Grant 1st - Brent 8th - Dalton 17th April 16 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprints Wingless - Grant 1st April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Bezio 3rd - Brent 4th - Dalton 5th April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Grant 1st - Brent 4th - Dalton 5th May 14 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless - Dalton 1st - Bezio 2nd - Brent 3rd May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Grant DNS June 11 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Grant 1st - Brent 2nd - Dalton 11th June 25 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Dalton 1st - Brent 2nd - Grant 3rd July 9 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless - Brent 1st - Grant 2nd - Dalton 6th August 6 Santa Maria Raceway CLS Winged - Brent 1st - Dalton 15th August 6th Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars - Grant 11th B Main August 11 River Cities Raceway Minkota Nationals Winged - Dalton 8th - Brent 13th - Grant 25th August 12 River Cities Raceway Minkota Nationals Winged - Brent 1st - Grant 9th - Dalton 11th August 13 Greenbush Race Park minkota Nationals Winged - Grant 6th - Brent 11th - Dalton 13th August 14 Minkota Nationals Minkota Nationals Winged - Grant 1st - Dalton 15th - Brent DNS Sept. 17 Perris Auto Speedway (with USAC/CRA) POWRi Winged - Chiaramote 1st - Brent 4th - Dalton 18th October 1 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged October 8 Mojave Valley Raceway POWRi/CLS Winged October 13 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Open Winged October 14 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Open Winged October 15 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Open Winged October 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless October 24 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless Nov. 15 Bakersfield Speedway BCRA/CLS Winged Nov. 17 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless Nov. 18 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless Nov. 19 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. 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- Tanner Carrick Wins Tyler Wolf Memorial at Chico
Tanner Carrick won the Tyler Wolf Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway.
- Bowman And Dykstra Finish in Dead Heat Friday at Humberstone
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- Cummins Repeats with USAC Sprints at Kokomo
”Here at Kokomo, it doesn’t feel easy, but it seems like the car is just on kill.”
- Lance Dewease Wins Shortened National Open Preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway
At 56 years old, Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, is still finding new ways to accomplish things for the first time.
- Reutzel & Hafertepe Split STN Prelim “Twin 20” Honors!
The Lone Star State stood strong in Little Rock on Friday night as Texas natives Aaron Reutzel and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., both raced to victory lane in the 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires preliminary "Twin 20's" atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.
- Cannon McIntosh Cruises to SSMC Win with POWRi National & West Midget Leagues
Cannon McIntosh would hold off the late-race dramatics in Night One of the Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex Fall Brawl to capture his seventeenth career victory with the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League with an impressive showing of determination in the intense thirty-lap feature.
- Larson Drives to First Career Hillbilly Hundred
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (September 29, 2022) - The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson held off three different challengers to win the 54th running of the Hillbilly Hundred on Thursday night at the Tyler County Speedway. Larson earned $30,000 for his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory in the oldest dirt late model racing crown jewel event in the country. Brandon Sheppard finished in second followed by Garrett Alberson, Tim McCreadie, and Josh Richards. Larson, who won his first-ever dirt late model event at Port Royal Speedway in 2020 in only his second start saw, Sheppard, Alberson, and Garrett Smith all take shots at him during the race. However, the 30-year-old California native was credited with leading all 100 laps despite be scored dead-even at the stripe three times during the race. With the win Larson becomes the 20th different driver to win a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race this season. "That might be one of the luckiest races I have ever had. The cautions just fell at exactly the right times when I needed them to. You know every time I started seeing their nose to my inside the caution would come out. I wasn't any good running around the bottom, so I knew I was in trouble. The caution would come out and it would take me about 10 laps to catch traffic. There were laps where I felt like I could get my angles right in traffic and get my wheels spinning underneath me. Most laps if I moved down below the banking I was shoving." Sheppard, who ran in second for most of the race, lined up right behind Larson on a restart with seven laps to go and tried the low line to pass Larson but came up one car length short of his first Hillbilly Hundred win. "These bullrings produce the best racing that's for sure. The track was awesome tonight. With the rain they had, they worked on it all day long and gave us a great racing surface. Congratulations to Kyle he did a heck of a job there. We were right there several times. He [Larson] had good speed up there running up on the banking. I couldn't make anything happen, I thought I was going to in lapped traffic, but the caution would keep coming out. He did a really good job." Alberson, the current O'Reilly Auto Parts top rookie in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came close to the biggest win of his career. "I wanted to win that thing bad. I really thought we had a shot there for a minute. I got one good run on him [Larson] off of four. I felt like that was my one shot. I felt pretty good, lapped traffic I would get out a little wider. I was a little tight to get down there in three and four. That was a heck of a race this place is elbows up for sure." The winner's Rumley Enterprises, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by FloRacing, HendrickCars.com, Bilstein Shocks, D&E Marine, Winning Edge Carburetion, Hot Rod Septic Treatment, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, and Senior Life Insurance. Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar, Michael Brown, Earl Pearson Jr., Hudson O'Neal, and Colton Burdette. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary 54th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts Thursday, September 29th, 2022 Tyler County Speedway - Middlebourne, WV Allstar Performance Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Tyler Riggs / 12.366 seconds (overall) Fast Time Group B: Garrett Smith / 12.500 seconds Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard; 2. 9-Devin Moran; 3. 47W-Tyler Riggs; 4. 44B-Colten Burdette; 5. 9Z-Mason Zeigler; 6. 27M-Michael Lake; 7. 11-Spencer Hughes; 8. 14-Corey Conley; 9. 32B-Brian Baumberger; 10. 37-Jacob Hawkins Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 99B-Boom Briggs; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb; 4. 157-Mike Marlar; 5. 0K-Freddie Carpenter; 6. 28-Tyler Carpenter; 7. 25-Mike Benedum; 8. 18D-Daulton Wilson; 9. 75-Steve Weigle; 10. 44-Dylan Lewis Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 6-Kyle Larson; 2. 10G-Garrett Smith; 3. 1R-Josh Richards; 4. 24 D-Michael Brown; 5. 4S-Ryan Montgomery; 6. 22-Cody Rogers; 7. 12R-Ryan Payne; 8. 17D-Zack Dohm; 9. 9B-Breyton Santee; 10. 17-Ryan Saffell Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 58-Garrett Alberson; 2. 57-Kyle Thomas; 3. 46-Earl Pearson Jr; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr; 5. 71-Hudson O'Neal; 6. 7H-Zach Hill; 7. 7-Ross Robinson; 8. 5*-Shane Hitt; 9. 34N-Josh Baldwin; 10. (DNS) 31-Travis Brown Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 9Z-Mason Zeigler; 2. 28-Tyler Carpenter; 3. 0K-Freddie Carpenter; 4. 25-Mike Benedum; 5. 11-Spencer Hughes; 6. 27M-Michael Lake; 7. 32B-Brian Baumberger; 8. 18D-Daulton Wilson; 9. 37-Jacob Hawkins; 10. 75-Steve Weigle; 11. 44-Dylan Lewis; 12. 14-Corey Conley UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 71-Hudson O'Neal; 2. 7H-Zach Hill; 3. 4S-Ryan Montgomery; 4. 7-Ross Robinson; 5. 17D-Zack Dohm; 6. 9B-Breyton Santee; 7. 17-Ryan Saffell; 8. 34N-Josh Baldwin; 9. 22-Cody Rogers; 10. 5*-Shane Hitt; 11. 12R-Ryan Payne; 12. (DNS) 31-Travis Brown 54th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts Feature Finish (100 Laps): Race Statistics Entrants: 40 Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (Laps 1-100) Wrisco Feature Winner: Kyle Larson Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: Kyle Larson Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a Margin of Victory: 0.466 seconds Stop-Tech Cautions: Tyler Carpenter (Lap 6); Jared Hawkins, Spencer Hughes, Daulton Wilson, Freddie Carpenter (Lap 14); Boom Briggs, Kyle Thomas (Lap 15); Kyle Thomas (Lap 45); Tyler Erb (Lap 53); Freddie Carpenter (Lap 79); Daulton Wilson (Lap 93) Series Provisionals: Daulton Wilson; Spencer Hughes Fast Time Provisional: n/a Series Emergency Provisionals: Ross Robinson Track Provisionals: Jared Hawkins; Corey Conley Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Kyle Larson, Brandon Sheppard, Garrett Alberson Penske Shocks Top 5: Kyle Larson, Brandon Sheppard, Garrett Alberson, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Spencer Hughes (Advanced 13 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Kyle Larson (100 Laps) Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard O'Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: Garrett Alberson Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Kyle Larson (Lap 6 - 12.413 seconds) DirtonDirt.com Tough Break of the Race: Garrett Smith Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kevin Rumley (Kyle Larson) ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Race Engines Miller Multimatic Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Josh Richards (12.609 seconds) Time of Race: 46 minutes 30 seconds Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings: Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2022, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will be streamed live on MAVTV Plus, with broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network. The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. 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- POWRi SOUTHWEST LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES LEADING ROOKIE CODY GRIGGS RACING SATURDAY AT BARONA
(Lakeside, California, September 29, 2022) This Saturday night, October 1st, rookie driver Cody Griggs will make the short journey from his Lakeside, California home to the Barona Speedway as he continues his pursuit of the 2022 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series "Rookie of the Year" title. Griggs comes into the race with a 50-point lead over his closest pursuer for the prestigious award. 307840716_8809316772419146_7389891547970457229_n.jpg Cody Griggs at Perris Auto Speedway on September 17th. Doug Allen photo. Griggs, who cut his dirt track racing teeth in go-karts, has a perfect attendance record thus far in 2022 with the SWLS. He has been at all nine races and started eight of the main events. The only race he did not start the main was at the July 9th event at Barona. The friendly driver's best finish of the season came at Barona when he placed fifth on May 14th. Of the eight mains he has run, Griggs has six top 10 finishes. Overall, his main event finishing average is 8.875. That is a very good average for a rookie driver. If you take away the two times he did not finish in the top 10, his average comes all the way down to a 7.0. After finishing 10th at the season opener at the Imperial Valley Raceway in March, Griggs reeled off two six-place finishes in a row. They both came at Imperial Valley. He then had an eighth and a season-best at back-to-back races at Barona. He followed those up with a seventh on the same track on June 11th. That gave him six straight top 10 finishes to start his lightning career. However, things have not gone quite as well in the last three races. On June 25th at Barona, he finished 12th. Two weeks later at the same track, he did not start the main event. The last time the SWLS was in competition was at the world-famous Perris Auto Speedway on September 17th. Griggs and his beautiful #56 lightning sprint were working as one beginning in his heat race. He started on the outside of the front row in the six lapper and he stayed in second the entire distance. He then began the main on the inside of the fourth row in the seventh spot. With a crowd from around the world watching the action on Flo Racing, Griggs immediately elevated his position up to sixth. The young driver stayed sixth and was navigating his way through traffic perfectly before disaster struck on lap 16 when he suddenly slowed and turned off the track with mechanical ills. Instead of another top 10 finish, he ended up with a disappointing 17th. Saturday's race will be the last of the year for the SWLS on its home turf at Barona. After that, the number 56 team will be on the road next week to Arizona's Mohave Valley Raceway for a race co-sanctioned by the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars. Two weeks later, the SWLS will close its season on October 21st and 22nd at the Imperial Valley Raceway. For fans wanting to see Griggs in action this week at Barona, gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors, military, EMTs and kids ages 7 to 17 are $10.00. Children 6 and under are free. The track is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside (92040). The track website is https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (619) 994-6560. Griggs would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his 2022 racing season possible. SES Custom Paint, Van Slyke Landscaping, Jetset Concepts, Johnson, Finch & McClure Construction, Sexton Fire Protection, Troy Dirt, and Smith Family Transport. If you would like to be a marketing partner with Griggs in 2023, please contact him at (619) 933-6566 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Cody Griggs 2022 Results March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 10th A Main March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main May 14 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 5th A Main June 11 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 7th A Main June 25 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 12th A Main July 9 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints DNS Sept. 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 17th A Main This release was produced by Scott Daloisio mailto:email@example.com or (909)226-7768. Photo courtesy of Bobby Kimbrough.
- WILL BROWNE RACES AT THE BARONA SPEEDWAY FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SATURDAY
(Glendora, California, September 29, 2022) Rookie Southern California lightning sprint car racer Will Browne will make his first-ever appearance at the Barona Speedway this Saturday night, October 1st. For Browne, who currently leads the "Rookie of the Year" standings in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series, it will be his fourth appearance with the Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints. 307699561_8809330912417732_7734925166641663056_n (1).jpg Will Browne coming off turn two at Perris Auto Speedway on September 17. Bobby Kimbrough Photo. Browne, 18, kicked off his lightning Sprint car career with the SWLS in a pair of races at the Imperial Valley Raceway on March 5th and 6th. His last appearance with the San Diego County-based racing club came at Perris Auto Speedway two weeks ago. In those three races, he has finished fifth two times and sixth once. Despite confining most of his racing to the rival CLS, and only contesting three of the eight Southwest Lightning Sprint car races this far this year, Browne is still in the top 20 (17th) in points. Last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway, Browne got off to a great start at "The West's Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval." Twenty-four cars showed up for the "Civil War Series" the pitting California Lightning Sprint Car Series vs Northern California's Bay Cities Racing Association. Driving his "Win Now Racing" white #8 car, Browne turned in a lap of 14.025 in qualifying and that was fourth fastest in the stacked field. The friendly brown-haired driver started in fifth in his heat race and drove all the way up to a second-place finish. Browne had a seemingly good sixth-place starting spot for the main. That is, it seemed good until the green flag came out. A car on the front row got sideways at the start and chaos ensued behind him. Browne took evasive action to avoid getting caught up in a potential crash. Several cars got past him on the low line. On the second lap, the Glendora, California driver went to the outside in turn four and got over the cushion. He did a good job in only tapping the wall, but it cost him a few more spots. When a yellow flag came out on lap three, Browne was in the 11th-place position. Once the race restarted, he remained in that spot for the duration. "I just got too hot towards the wall," he said on his YouTube video this week. "I kind of drove it like I was going to "Cowboy Up" and run the high side but I may have hesitated. I needed to stay on the gas. That was a little driver error on my part. I was able to learn and grow from it. I could have totally put it in the wall and had a totally wrecked racecar or I could have gotten tangled up more." While he finished 11th, he did take the lead back in the CLS Rookie of the Year chase by 26-points and he also moved back into sixth place overall in the championship standings. In addition, Browne is fourth overall and is the highest ranked rookie in Civil War Series points. The busiest lightning racer in the state, Saturday will be Browne's fourth race in a span of five weeks. He began the rugged five-week streak with a trip to the Central Valley's Lemoore Raceway on September 10th. There he finished 12th after getting knocked out of the race when he was hit from behind on a restart. September 17th saw him record a fifth-place finish the first time he ever raced on the ½-mile clay track in Perris. Last Saturday was at Bakersfield. After this week's race at Barona, he is headed to Arizona's Mohave Valley Raceway for the first time on October 9th. Browne will get a week off after Mohave before heading back to the Imperial Valley Raceway for races on October 21st and 22nd. The following week he will be at the Ventura Raceway making it eight races in a span of seven weeks. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00 at Barona. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors, military, EMTs and kids ages 7 to 17 are $10.00. Children 6 and under are free. The track is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside (92040). The track website is https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (619) 994-6560. Be sure to visit and signup for Browne's entertaining video page on YouTube at the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwSNglz0llw. Browne and his team would like to thank marketing partner Pacific Panel Products for being a part of his rookie campaign in lightning sprint cars. If you would like to join the friendly newcomer in his rookie season, drop an email or give him a call at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 261-5310. Will Browne 2022 Racing Results March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars 6th A Main March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars 5th A Main March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 9th A Main April 2 Merced Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 4th A Main April 16 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 7th A Main May 14 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 4th A Main May 21 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars 6th A Main June 11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 5th A Main June 25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars DNS June 25 Ventura Raceway WMR Midgets 7th A Main August 6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars 9th A Main August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway CLS/BCRA Lightning Sprint Cars 2ND A Main August 27 Placerville Speedway CLS/BCRA Lightning Sprint Cars 9th A Main September 10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars 12th A Main September 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars 5th A Main September 24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 11th A Main October 1 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars October 22 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars October 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars October 29 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars November 15 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars November 17 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars November 18 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars November 19 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. mailto:email@example.com or (909) 226-7768
- CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS WEEKEND FOR KNIGHTS OF THUNDER & ACTION SPRINT TOUR
(September 29, 2022) - Champions will be crowned in the Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series and the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars fueled by Pinty's this weekend at Humberstone Speedway! The Fall Classic weekend features two full race nights at Humberstone, and the last chance to see Sprint Cars in Ontario this year. Several drivers are vying for championships in each series, and extra cash is on the line this weekend thanks to Nitro 54 Variety as well; each Knights of Thunder A-Main will pay the winner $3,000, each Action Sprint Tour A-Main will pay the winner $1,500, and an extra $3,000 will be distributed in the top five of the Knights of Thunder events. The champions of each series will earn $5,000 and a Pinty's VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, and both championship chases remain close heading into the weekend. A minimum of $1,000 will be paid to each driver in the top ten as well. Mitch Brown has a five point advantage over Cory Turner in the Knights of Thunder standings, with Ryan Turner 13 points behind his brother. Josh Hansen, Nick Sheridan, Liam Martin, Tyler Rand, Jake Brown, Glenn Styres, and Aaron Turkey hold the remaining spots in the top ten; D.J. Christie and Shone Evans are both close behind Styres and Turkey, with just 25 points separating ninth from 12th. Brown won the KoT opener at Humberstone in June, with both Turner brothers on the podium. All three drivers are looking for their first Knights of Thunder titles. Jacob Dykstra heads into the weekend with a 19 point lead over Darren Dryden in the Action Sprint Tour standings, with Mathieu Bardier 12 points behind Dryden. The remainder of the current top ten consists of Jonah Mutton, Johnny Miller, Tyeller Powless, Allan Downey, Seth Roy, Ashton VanEvery, and Brian Nanticoke. Mike Bowman and Brett Stratford are currently 11th and 12th, and still have a chance to bump themselves into the top ten. A Modified champ turned Sprint Car rookie, Bowman has six AST wins this season, the first of which came at Humberstone in June. Bardier and Dryden were on the podium in that event, while Dykstra charged from the tail to finish sixth after a crash early in the race. Special events for Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks will be held over the weekend as well, and free camping is available. Visit www.humberstonespeedway.ca for more information, or tune in to GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook to watch live. EVENT INFORMATION WHAT: The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway, featuring the Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series and Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars fueled by Pinty's WHEN: Friday, September 30 - Racing starts @ 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1 - Racing starts @ 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Humberstone Speedway 1716 Main St E Port Colborne ON L3K 5V3 www.humberstonespeedway.ca WATCH: GForceTV - www.youtube.com/GforceTV KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA Website: www.knightsofthunder.com Twitter: @KoTSprints Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars Instagram: @knightsofthunder YouTube: GForceTV About the Pinty's Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and all events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty's VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty's Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland's Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information. 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. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $1,000-to-win and $150-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2022 championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty's VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty's Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.
- LUCAS OIL POWRi SOUTHWEST LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES RETURNS TO THE BARONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
(Lakeside, CA, September 29, 2022) The Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its final 2022 appearance at its home track, the Barona Speedway, this Saturday night, October 1st. After that, the popular series will hit the road for its final three races of the 2022 campaign. PAS 9_17_22=3 Win=LiteSpt=3440-3 (c) copy#2C15.jpg Brent Sexton, shown on the left with Paris winner Brayden Chiaramonte and his father Daniel Chiaramonte, brings an 88-point lead into Saturday's SWLS race at Barona. Doug Allen photo. Going into Saturday's race, longtime veteran Brent Sexton of lakeside brings in an 88-point lead in the series championship standings over his oldest son Dalton. In the first nine SWLS races in 2022, the 50-year-old Tennessee native has only finished out of the top four one time. That came at the season opener at Imperial Valley Raceway on March 4th when he placed seventh. He modified that aberration the next afternoon by winning his first race of the year. Counting that win he has two victories, two second-place finishes, 1/3, and three 4th place finishes in the last SWLS races. Since procuring the lead, the two-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion started inching away from the pack. However, two weeks ago, his fourth-place finish at Perris Auto Speedway, coupled with Dalton dropping out early with engine issues, has allowed the elder Sexton to jump into a commanding lead. Jeremy Queener of Lake Elsinore, who is enjoying his best season in a lightning sprint, is currently third. A pair of talented rookies, Cody Griggs of Lakeside, and C.J. Marin of Imperial Beach are not only fighting for the Rookie of the Year crown, but they are fourth and fifth in the standings going into Saturday's show. Marin missed the race at Perris giving Griggs a big chance to stack up a lot of extra points. However, mechanical ills knocked him out of the race early. Griggs will be 50-points ahead of Marin to start Saturday's race. After departing the familiar confines of Barona for the final time in 2022, the SWLS will head to Arizona's Mohave Valley Raceway on October 8th for a co-sanctioned show with the California Lightning Sprint Cars. Two weeks later, on 21st and 22nd, the SWLS will close the 2022 season the way it started it with a pair of races at the Imperial Valley Raceway. Joining the SWLS on Saturday's racing card will be the Modifieds, Pony Stocks, Stock/IMCA Stock Cars, So Cal Mowers, Junior Sprints, and Mini Dwarfs. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors, military, EMTs and kids ages 7 to 17 are $10.00. Children 6 and under are free. The Barona Speedway is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside (92040). The track website https://baronaspeedway.com/ is and the office phone number is (619) 994-6560. The Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sexton Fire Protection, RTL Traffic Control & Equipment, Victory Graphix, BK Wing, and A.M. Ortega Construction Inc. If you or your company would like to become part of the series in 2022, please contact Brent Sexton at (619) 454-6945 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Points 1. Brent Sexton - Lakeside, CA - 1301 2. Dalton Sexton - Lakeside, CA - 1213 3. Jeremy Queener, Lake Elsinore, CA - 1024 4. Cody Griggs, Lakeside, CA - 958 5. C.J. Marin, Imperial Beach, CA - 908 6. Grant Sexton, Lakeside, CA - 868 7. Jim Squire, Lakeside, CA - 841 8. Braden Chiaramonte, El Cajon, CA - 745 9. Peter Benker, Alpine, CA - 707 10 David Bezio - San Diego, CA - 696 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule March 4 Imperial Valley Raceway Wingless - Dalton Sexton March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway Wingless - Brent Sexton April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway Winged - Braden Chiaramonte April 30 Barona Speedway Winged - Grant Sexton May 14 Barona Speedway Wingless - Dalton Sexton June 11 Barona Speedway Winged - Grant Sexton June 25 Barona Speedway Winged - Dalton Sexton July 9 Barona Speedway Wingless - Brent Sexton Sept. 14 Perris Auto Speedway (with USAC/CRA) Winged - Braden Chiaramonte October 1 Barona Speedway Winged October 8 Mojave Valley Raceway (co sanction with CLS) Winged October 13 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Non-Points October 14 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Non-Points October 15 Lemoore Raceway (California Cup) Non-Points October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway October 22 Imperial Valley Raceway This release was produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 email@example.com
- $10,000-TO-WIN FOR USAC SPRINTS SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG
By Richie Murray Lawrenceburg, Indiana (September 29, 2022)………Kevin Thomas Jr. knew what was coming on the final lap of last year’s running of the Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. On the fly, he had
- Reutzel Romps to Henson Memorial Triumph at I-30 Speedway!
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- The Final Short Track Nationals Hurrah at I-30 Speedway!
Three final nights of Sprint Car racing action beginning tonight (Thursday, September 29) will bring the curtains down at I-30 Speedway before the gates are shuttered for the final time after Saturday's 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale.
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