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- Saturated Grounds Halts ASCS Elite Non-Wing Texas Wingless Nationals
Already very wet from the recent winter storms, heavy rainfall Sunday and continuing into Monday has forced officials with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating and Big O Speedway to call off this weekend’s Smiley's Racing Products Texas Wingless Nationals.
- CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Madden Clinches Second Points Title, Overton Wins Finale at Modoc
In the midst of an already-dramatic points championship finale, Saturday's Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Feature offered just as much excitement on the red clay of Modoc Raceway. Brandon Overton, from nearby Evans, GA, brought the fans to their feet with a bit of outside groove magic, making the pass on runner-up Ross Bailes in the closing laps to pick up $7,000 and his second Xtreme DIRTcar Feature win of the year. "[Modoc's] kinda my home track. It's the closest thing to me, so to win in front of everybody I know, it's pretty awesome," Overton said. Richard Barnes Photo Defending Series champion and Team Drydene driver Chris Madden, of Gray Court, SC, carried a 25-point lead into Saturday night's finale at Modoc and left still 20 points ahead of runner-up Kyle Strickler when all was said and done. A sixth-place finish to Strickler's top-five in the Feature was good enough to seal his second consecutive Xtreme DIRTcar championship. "It's huge for us to win for [Drydene]," Madden said. "They help us a lot, and I'm just thankful to have them and be a part of this." While it all worked out in the end, Madden did not get the start to his night that he was looking for. Qualifying 22nd out of 29 cars in the field, his path to the championship was in question as he searched for the right setup for his Heat Race. "I made a really bad decision right before Qualifying; that's on me. But we were able to dig ourselves out of the hole," Madden said. Coming from eighth in Heat Race #1, Madden snagged the fifth and final transfer spot at the line on the final lap, placing him 13th on the starting grid for the Feature. Strickler had a much better Qualifying effort and earned a fourth-place starting spot for the 40-lap Feature via the redraw. Polesitter Christian Hanger got the jump into Turn 1 at the drop of the green and led the first two laps before Dustin Mitchell made the power move to the inside to take the top spot - one he would keep until Lap 25 when Ross Bailes made the groove one lane higher work to swipe the lead away. Overton had been riding third and decided to try the higher groove out for himself. What he found worked, as he made the move around the outside of Mitchell just four laps later. "I had to wait on everybody's tires to get hot so they'd start getting free in [the corner], and when they started getting free in, I knew I could attack getting into [Turn] 3," Overton said. Richard Barnes Photo By this time, Bailes had pulled out to a considerable lead as he approached lapped traffic. As the laps were winding down under 10-to-go, Overton made reeling Bailes in look easy. "We caught that traffic just at the right time. I didn't run the top until I got back to [Bailes]. I went up there a lap before and I got really close and I hung, and he kinda got away, so I knew not to get really, really high in [Turn] 1 and I could still do my deal down in 3 and 4," Overton said. With five laps left on the board, Overton knew it was crunch time. He peeled off the bottom and slung it to the higher groove he'd used on Mitchell to make the pass, bringing the Modoc crowd to their feet with his bravery as he drove off with the lead and the eventual win. "[Bailes] just kinda got it stuck up there, and I finally got it blown-off enough to finally clear him. It was a hell of a race," Overton said. Strickler gave it a solid effort, bagging his fourth top-five in five Xtreme races this season, even after a bit of contact with Overton in the opening laps heading into Turn 1. "It cost us some spots, but it didn't cost us a championship," Strickler said. Madden crossed the stripe right behind him after a solid run up through the field from 13th. While he is noted for having a solid poker face in these pressure situations, Madden did admit the points situation was an active thought in his mind as he pulled onto the track for the Feature. "It was pretty heavy," he said. "[Strickler] drew a four, and that put himself in-position to get it done. I put myself in a position to get beat. "Especially when you're coming into the Feature and the guy you're battling is up front and you're in the back. It was mine to lose when I came here tonight, and I almost did it." Richard Barnes Photo Despite coming up just 20 points shy of dethroning Madden and winning his first Xtreme DIRTcar championship, Strickler recalls the abundant success he's had to this point and looks to continue it as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in 2021, chasing his first national championship as a rookie. "Top-five [finish] and second in points; I'm really proud of my guys, all my supporters and sponsors," Strickler said. "It's definitely a testament to how hard we're working and how bad we want this." ABBREVIATED RESULTS (click for full results) Feature (40 Laps) 1. 76-Brandon Overton [$7,000]; 2. 79-Ross Bailes [$2,500]; 3. D8-Dustin Mitchell [$1,700]; 4. 71-Hudson O'Neal [$1,400]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler [$1,200]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [$1,000]; 7. 89-GR Smith [$800]; 8. 2-Matthew Nance [$700]; 9. 6JR-Parker Martin [$600]; 10. 18D-Daulton Wilson [$550]; 11. 19-Pearson Lee Williams [$500]; 12. 88-Trent Ivey [$500]; 13. J1-Joshua Bishop [$500]; 14. 10-Garrett Smith [$500]; 15. 421-Anthony Sanders [$500]; 16. 57-Adam Yarbrough [$500]; 17. 6-Dillon Brown [$500]; 18. 17V-Tim Vance [$500]; 19. O3-David Yandle [$500]; 20. 29-Christian Hanger [$500]; 21. 42K-Cla Knight [$500]; 22. OO-Dalton Polston [$500]; 23. 87-Walker Arthur [$500]; 24. 18-Brett Hamm [$500] Hard Charger: 44-Chris Madden[+7]
- Central Missouri Speedway Sanctions with NASCAR!
(Warrensburg, Missouri) Central Missouri Speedway recently announced its official signing with NASCAR for the sanctioning of racing for the 2021 season. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts weekly race series classes for Saturday night and special events include A-Mods, Super (Street) Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. NASCAR sanctions nearly 60 weekly tracks across North America. A-Mods will compete under Division I, with all other classes running under Division II. At a pre-season driver registration event, owner and promoter Earl Walls said, "I think we have the drivers here that can compete at the NASCAR points level and I believe we will pull some circuit drivers on a continuous ongoing basis." The 2021 CMS schedule features 23 nights of racing from April to September. Over 25 drivers pre-registered for the race season at Saturday's event. 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. At the registration event, Walls went on to say, "I decided we would not have a track registration fee this year because the drivers have to buy an official NASCAR license or temporary license. I also encourage the crew members to get a license as well. Drivers will have an opportunity at an increased point fund with NASCAR. This year I am committed to NASCAR. If it does not work out, we will go back to what we did before. I want to do what is right for the drivers and want to promote them." 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. Pit passes for licensed NASCAR drivers and crews are $30 each week, non-licensed drivers and crew-member pit passes are $35. Special events are $35 for licensed and $40 non-licensed. Note, fees are subject to change per track. 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. In recent weeks, several questions have emerged regarding points at the track. Licensed NASCAR drivers will compete for NASCAR points. The track will also award its own "track points" just as it always has. Lastly, Super Stock drivers who purchase a POWRi membership ($100) will earn POWRi Super Stock points. For POWRi membership information for Super Stock drivers, visit www.powri.com and click on Member Registration. Walls also confirmed the continuation of the 24-or-more cars in attendance bonus program for A-Mods. If 24 or more cars sign in prior to the 6:15 weekly pill draw cutoff time, then the class will compete for a bonus purse bump for all positions. Normal weekly A-Mod pay is already $160 to start and $1,000-to-win but with the bonuses those totals increase to either $180-to-start/$1,200-to-win or $200-to-start/$1,500 to win! B-Mods and Super Stocks receive a purse bump for the coming season as the Walls announced an increase within the top 10 for each division. An additional $455 is available to B-Mod drivers from positions third through 14th while Super Stocks have an additional $310 added from third to ninth-place positions. Pure Stocks saw an increase in their weekly purse last season. All total, the standard weekly purse for 2021 is nearly $17,000 per race night and is easily one of the highest in the nation. The complete purses are available under the Drivers link on the CMS website. In other exciting track news, the all-new 'Brew Pub 13' has a tentative opening date of April. Formerly known as the CMS Party Barn, the Brew Pub is sports bar and restaurant will serve popular sports bar type selections, only at a higher quality of product for customers. The bar will initially serve a nice selection of beers and well drinks with plans to add a micro-brewery selection of beers in the future. 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 staff for the restaurant. Wait staff and licensed bartenders are also being sought to fill positions for Brew Pub 13. 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, Apple Bus Company, KMMO FM 102.9, Seeburg Mufflers, 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, Mid-America Packaged Ice, Blue Springs Truck Line, Big O Tires of Warrensburg, KDKD FM 95.3 Today's Country, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, and RockAuto.com.
- General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X Airs Today on NBC Sports Network
BATAVIA, OH (February 28, 2021) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series General Tire Winter Nationals presented by LINE-X from All-Tech Raceway airs on NBC Sports Network today at 4PM ET. The January 23rd event was the second appearance in Lake City, FL for the series, and the first stop in 2021 as a part of the annual speedweeks. A good showing of 57 Lucas Dirt late models were in attendance, with hopes of taking home the $15,000 top prize. Fans saw a tight battle for the lead for the first 14 laps of the caution free event, but it was a newcomer to the late model world that found himself in victory lane - by nearly 16 seconds. In the winner's interview, he was in amazement of his performance. "I have been asking a lot of people how to run the bottom. I have been really bad every time in a late model about moving around. I can run the top good but moving around I haven't been very good. So, I just tried to be a lot smoother. Gosh, my race car was so fast. I could go anywhere I wanted." He was also quick to give praises to his car owner, which also happens to be a well-known crew chief. The broadcast from All-Tech Raceway will include driver interviews, in-car cameras, and various technical segments. Dedicated to serving passionate sports fans in over 90 million households, the NBC Sports Network will feature 14 pulse-pounding Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series episodes. Find your local listings by visiting: nbcsports.com/tv-listings. The entire 2021 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series television schedule can be found on the series website at: https://lucasdirt.com/events/tv-schedule. #### 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, 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, Pro Power Racing Engines, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Rocket Chassis, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Super Clean, Swift Springs, Summit Racing Equipment, Thermo-Tec Automotive Products, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vic Hill Race Engines, Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers
- HOUSEHOLDER: Despite weather hurdles, Lincoln Speedway manages successful opener
Bryan Householder writes about dirt-track racing for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at email@example.com.
- Blake Carrick Wins the Toller Memorial at Marysville
By Troy Hennig An all-out war was waged Saturday night during the season opener at Marysville Raceway. The Saturday night show was highlighted by 47 sprint cars in the pit area. Lincoln’s Blake Carrick emerged
- David Prickett Wins Western Midget Racing Event at Adobe Mountain Speedway
From Steve Blakesley GLENDALE, AZ (February 27, 2021) – David Prickett scored his eleventh career Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction victory by grabbing Saturday’s season opener at Glendale, Arizona’s Adobe Mountain
- EVERY RACE COUNTS: Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Keeps Expanded $45,000 Purse
WEEDSPORT, NY - DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire will retain the expanded overall $45,000 purse for 2021 and beyond. With the $8,000 overall purse increase last year across the four DIRTcar Northeast divisions — Big Blocks, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks — the top-20 drivers in each division will continue to be recognized and awarded in November during the banquet. "When we knew last year that there weren't going to be Series events and Series point funds, we shifted our focus to the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly to help out the tracks that did open up during the pandemic," said DIRTcar Northeast Director Dean Reynolds. "Then it was decided to expand the number of competitors that will receive a cash payout. The Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points cover all four DIRTcar Northeast divisions: DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, and Pro Stocks. Each drivers' top-16 finishes in DIRTcar sanctioned Feature are calculated for points. Stewart Friesen received $5,000 for being on top of the points for Big Blocks while Mat Williamson visited every track he could in Canada to come out on top of the DIRTcar 358 Modified points to take home $3,000. Kevin Root just nipped Andrew Buff to receive his $1,000 while "Cousin" Luke Horning was king in the Pro Stocks to receive his $1,000. VP Fuels also has many special bonuses for the top point-getters in the weekly point championship, last year they handed out more than $7,500 in fuel certificates to more than 30 different drivers to make it more lucrative. While DIRTcar sanctioned weekly racing is the main focus of the championship, it is notable that all Series races in all divisions also count towards drivers' top-16 finishes as well. This creates an inviting environment for drivers to race for track championships but also travel to other DIRTcar events when possible. Despite COVID-19 restrictions throughout the Northeast and Canada, there was still an impressive number of sanctioned races in all four divisions. In 2020, there were 69 DIRTcar Big Block, 66 358 Modified, 177 Sportsman Modified, and 83 Pro Stock Features completed in 2020 which raced for the first time under the top-20 pay structure. With a robust weekly championship points fund in place and a common rule set spanning most of the Northeast, DIRTcar Racing is primed for another successful year of premier dirt track racing. Keep up with the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points standings and the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, DIRTcar.com, and via the newsletter which can be signed up for on the website.
- Tim Wagaman opens local dirt-track season at Lincoln with first 410 sprint win since 2014
Lewisberry's Moody took the lead when the green flag dropped to kick off the 2021 regional dirt-track season ... There were 26 sprint cars on hand. Lincoln is back in action next Saturday with ...
- T.J.’s Takeaways from the Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway
T.J.'s Takeaways from the first race of 2021in Central Pennsylvania.
- Tim Wagaman Wins 2021 Opening Day Feature at Lincoln Speedway
Tim Wagaman continued his upward trajectory on the Central Pennsylvania sprint car scene by winning the 2021 season opening Icebreaker 30 main event Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.
- Veal Takes the Showdown at Sungold
Premier Speedway’s Sprintcar Showdown at Sungold Stadium with thanks to Chittick’s, saw a strong field of Sprintcars take to Premier Speedway tonight.
- Pickens Wins Sprint Car Feature at Western Springs, Sunday Program Postponed
Michael Pickens dominated the sprint car feature Saturday nnight at Western Springs Speedway.
- Colagiovanni Wins USCS Feature Friday at Hattiesburg
2019 Empire Super Sprints Champion, Paulie Colagiovanni from Cicero, New York won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 30-lap main event on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway.
- FOR THE WIN: Strickler Ready to Settle Points Battle in Xtreme Finale at Modoc
It's been a great start to Kyle Strickler's second full-time season in a Late Model. After signing on to the full-time roster with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, earning his first two Outlaw Feature wins and topping the points standings after the first five races, The Highside Tickler now finds himself in the hunt of his first Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series championship with only one race left. The battle will be settled in the season finale this Saturday night, Feb. 27, at Modoc Raceway. Twenty-five points is all that separates the two in the standings, leaving plenty room for Strickler to make up the gap and go for the $15,000 top prize. All he has to do is finish enough spots ahead of current points leader Chris Madden - the South Carolina racing veteran, four-time Xtreme DIRTcar Feature winner and defending Series champion. That task is easier said than done, but Strickler's up for the challenge. "We're gonna go for the win. It still pays $8,000 for second in points. So, we'll go [to Modoc] and try to win the race. The points will take care of themselves," Strickler said. Strickler beat Madden by one spot last Saturday at Lake View Motor Speedway, bringing him to within 15 points of the points lead. But his third-place run Sunday at Cherokee Speedway brought the deficit back to 25 after Madden scored his second victory of the season by leading every lap of the Feature. "Chris - he's been doing this and coming to Cherokee for so long, that if you put him on the front row, he's gonna be really hard to beat," Strickler said. Strickler will need a Feature win with Madden finishing seventh or worse to overtake him in the standings and clinch his first Xtreme DIRTcar championship. If he doesn't win, Madden will need to finish even further down the running order for Strickler to make up the difference in points. Strickler's maintained a solid gap in points over third-place Daulton Wilson throughout the Series, one which widened to 35 after Wilson placed 17th at Cherokee after blowing a tire while running third. Like many other drivers, Strickler prefers to focus on his driving rather than points-watching, but it's still in the back of his mind. "[At Lake View and Cherokee], I was kinda playing the points game some. Especially with the racing conditions and the track conditions, you had to put yourself in a good position," he said. A longtime driver of Longhorn Chassis in the DIRTcar UMP Modified ranks, Strickler credits a lot of his success with the Late Model as of late to the switch he and the PCC Motorsports team recently made to a Longhorn. "The car switch was huge for me, confidence-wise and for my team," he said. "We know what we're doing when it comes to the Longhorn cars. I just have so much confidence to drive them and I can make moves on the racetrack that I wouldn't think about making in the Rocket [Chassis], just because I didn't feel comfortable in it." To be contending for a championship so early on in the year goes to show just how well Strickler and his new team have meshed in the opening races of the racing season. The big Drydene oil barrel champion's trophy would just be icing on the cake. "The car's fast, and that's the important thing. When we have a fast racecar and the guys are doing their job, nothing's falling off of it, I'm happy at the end of the day," Strickler said. Catch the epic season finale for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series from Modoc Raceway this Saturday night at the track or LIVE on DIRTVision!
- Florida Mod Lite Racing plans 11 dates at East Bay in first IMCA STARS season
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 26) - The IMCA STARS sanction is the next step in the right direction for Florida Mod Lite Racing. Home track East Bay Raceway Park at Tampa is the site of 11 events and will crown its first IMCA STARS Mod Lite champion in 2021. It's anticipated that another half-dozen special events at other area tracks will complement East Bay shows. "Sanctioning with IMCA is a step in the right direction. It's a perfect fit," said first-year FMLR promoter Alex Cline. "There are no huge-budget teams and we're not racing for giant purses. A guy with a six to 10-year-old car has as much chance to win every Saturday night as a guy with a new car." Cline brought a dirt kart background to the division when he started racing a Mod Lite in 2019. He led until late in the first-ever IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature before teammate Bo Bass took the history-making checkers. "There a lot of things to like about the Mod Lites, starting with the affordability and ease of working on the car," Cline said, noting the camaraderie between drivers in the division as well. "Then there's the speed. These cars are fast. They're built for what we do and they're fun to race." East Bay events include opening night shows March 20 and the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing championship night program Sept. 18. "The Mod Lites have good car counts and they're a good group of people," said East Bay promoter Al Varnadore, himself a veteran of nearly 30 years racing on dirt and asphalt in The Sunshine State. "The expense to race these cars is not too drastic and they're an easy class to keep up with."
- Virginia Motor Speedway Releases 2021 Racing Season Schedule
Jamaica, VA - After a very disappointing 2020 due to COVID restrictions, Virginia Motor Speedway officials are excited to release the 2021 schedule and announce the return of racing. It will mark the 52nd season of action at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA. "To say we are excited about getting back to racing would be an understatement. We are making changes to keep our competitors are fans safe on a race night, to include hand sanitization stations spread throughout the facility, and enhanced cleaning methods," commented track owner Bill Sawyer. The schedule includes eleven (11) nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 15th Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events - the May 15th $20,000 to win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and the August 7th $20,000 to win 45th Annual Ernie Shelton's USA 100; the August 21st $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship for FASTRAK Pro Late Models, the return of the FASTRAK World Championship weekend paying $25,000 to win, and two mud bogs at the facilities state-of-the-art 200 mud bog pit. The 2021 season will open on Saturday, April 3rd, with Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring a full program that will include the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock divisions. The Dirt Series Champion weekly racing season will conclude on Saturday, September 4th, with the crowning of the speedway's champions in each division. For a complete look at the 2021 schedule visit www.vamotorspeedway.com Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamotorspeedway and "Follow" us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vamotorspeedway. Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area. To learn more about Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2021 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track's website at www.vamotorspeedway.com.
- Jet Racing marks 10th title sponsorship season in IMCA Modified Central Region
BEATRICE, Neb. (Feb. 26) - Jet Racing reaches one IMCA landmark and takes another step toward an even more impressive sponsorship milestone this season. For a 10th consecutive season, the Beatrice, Neb., chassis manufacturer furnishes a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the Central Region for IMCA Modifieds, which includes tracks in Arkansas, eastern Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The champion pockets $2,500, with the runner-up getting $1,250 and $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for each of sixth through 10th places. Central Region drivers are required to display two Jet Racing logos on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. Owned by four-time IMCA Modified national champion Johnny Saathoff, Jet Racing is in its 24th year as an IMCA sponsor, having previously backed IMCA special events and also Stock Car and Hobby Stock regions from 2004-2009 and 2007-2009, respectively. Jet became title sponsor for the Modified Central Region in 2012. Jet also builds Northern SportMod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact chassis and sells a wide range of high performance parts and automotive accessories. Information about chassis and parts is available at the www.jetracinginc.com website, by calling 888 290-9696 and on Facebook. "Johnny is an IMCA legend in his own right as a Modified racer, and the Jet Racing business is on the cusp of rare air as well through their sponsorship program," noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. "Relationships of this magnitude take time to build and we're very proud of the longevity of the Jet Racing program."
- 2022 Chili Bowl Ticket Orders Begin March 3, 2021
Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (February 26, 2021) That time of year has almost arrived. Starting Wednesday, March 3, 2021, tickets for the 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will go on sale. As always, renewals and new orders will begin at the same time with the deadline to submit an order set for Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Please note, that all ticket holders must renew. Deferment of your 2021 tickets was not an automatic renewal. If you do not renew before the deadline, you will lose your seats. The 36th edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 10-15, 2022. Reserved Seats will continue to be sold in six, five, and four-day packages will prices unchanged from the previous event. Four-day tickets are $227, five-day tickets are $282, and tickets for the full event at $337, plus tax (8.517%) and shipping, which is $7 for orders up to 15 tickets and $10 from 16 ticket orders and up. Domestic orders, not held in Will Call, will be sent via USPS Certified Mail to ensure each order sent will require a signature. All international orders will be kept in Will Call. The offices of the Chili Bowl Nationals are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). Again, all new orders, as well as renewals, begin at the same time. Current ticket holders will be sent a renewal form. If ordering with the renewal form, those can be returned to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or by fax to (918) 836-5517. Tickets can be purchased with Visa. MasterCard, Cash, Check, or Money Order. Orders will not be taken via email or social media. All orders are processed by hand. All renewals are processed first, then changes to those accounts, then new orders will be done in the order they were received until all tickets are sold. If a Reserved Seat ticket cannot be acquired, Pit Passes will be on sale at the event and never sell out. The Pit Pass doubles as a General Admission pass and allows fans access to the back straightaway on a first-come, first-served basis. Pit Passes are not sold in advance. Times and other event information will be published as the event draws closer. For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com. Quick Notes: What: 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire When: January 10-15, 2022 Where: River Spirit Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114 Ticket Information: Ticket Renewal/New Order Time Frame: March 3, 2021 - May 12, 2021 Four-Day Ticket: $227 (Wednesday-Saturday) Five-Day Ticket: $282 (Tuesday-Saturday) Six-Day Ticket: $337 (Monday-Saturday) Plus tax and shipping Contact: Phone: (918) 838-3777 Fax: (918) 836-5517 Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 Orders are not taken via Social Media or Email Chili Bowl Online: Website: http://www.chilibowl.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals Twitter: (@cbnationals) Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2022 Instagram: cbnationals Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions: Year - Driver (Owner) 2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel) 2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel, LLC-Mike Larson) 2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records) 2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler) 2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports) 2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith) 2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak) 2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz) 2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz) 2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby) 1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson) 1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie) 1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports) 1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kunz / Rusty Kunz) 1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter) 1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis) 1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio) 1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley) 1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon) 1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton) 1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe) VIROC Champions: Christopher Bell (2021 and 2020), Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016)Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010) Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet. ======================================= Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. More information about the products available from Lucas Oil can be found at http://www.lucasoil.com. General Tire is the presenting sponsor of the Chili Bowl. A complete inventory of tires offered by General Tire can be found at http://www.generaltire.com.
- IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Feb. 25
IMCA Modifieds - 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 637; 2. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan., 557; 3. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 520; 4. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 487; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 450; 6. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 435; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 428; 8. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 344; 9. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., and Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., both 331; 11. Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D., 299; 12. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 278; 13. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 276; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., and Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif., both 253; 16. William Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 251; 17. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 240; 18. Brandon Schmitt, Sun Prairie, Wis., 236; 19. Tripp Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 231; 20. Brody Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 230. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars - 1. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 38; 4. Austin Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37; 5. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 36; 6. Brad Hohlbauch, Visalia, Calif., 33; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 32; 8. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 31; 9. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 30; 10. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 29; 11. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 28; 12. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 27; 13. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 26. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars - 1. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 572; 2. D.J. Werkmeister, Mesa, Ariz., 445; 3. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 384; 4. Larry Brigner, Apache Junction, Ariz., 334; 5. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 329; 6. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 313; 7. Andrew Burg, Maricopa, Ariz., 308; 8. Hunter Cavanagh, Mesa, Ariz., 307; 9. Nicholas Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 284; 10. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 275; 11. Donald Schott, Eagle Creek, Oregon, 261; 12. Blake Adams, Stacyville, Iowa, 259; 13. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif., 245; 14. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 243; 15. Pat Humphrey, Molalla, Ore., 236; 16. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 221; 17. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, and Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., both 203; 19. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 198; 20. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 196. IMCA STARS Mod Lites - 1. Kaden Cochrun, Bakersfield, Calif., 174; 2. Darrick Hubbard Jr., Bellville, Ohio, 103; 3. Justin Kinderknecht, Salina, Kan., and Morghan Johnson, Fayetteville, N.C., both 91; 5. Justin Williams, West Monroe, N.Y., 89; 6. Brian Teeters, Palmetto, Fla., 88; 7. Tanner McLoughlin, Zanesville, Ohio, 84; 8. Bo Bass, Eustis, Fla., 81; 9. Zack Forster, Bakersfield, Calif., and Robert Gonzales, Colona, Ill., both 80; 11. Jimmy Smith, Nashport, Ohio, 76; 12. Kyle Demo, Fulton, N.Y., 75; 13. J.D. Brown, Bakersfield, Calif., Collin Bender, Mesa, Ariz., and Codey Benoit, Fort Myers, Fla., each 72; 16. A.J. Whisler, Anthem, Ariz., 71; 17. Mike Kennedy, Boone, Iowa, 70; 18. Mitch Ward, Spelter, W.V., and Randy Bryan, Ames, Iowa, both 67; 20. Steve Bender, Chandler, Ariz., 65. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks - 1. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 420; 2. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 401; 3. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 371; 4. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 331; 5. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 299; 6. Matt Olson, Morton, Minn., 263; 7. Brandon Bombardo, Lonsdale, Minn., 257; 8. Brycen Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 256; 9. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 226; 10. Charles McDaniel, Phoenix, Ariz., 216; 11. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 200; 12. Pete Terwilleger, Moab, Utah, 183; 13. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 177; 14. Mitchell Mohler, Vista, Calif., 175; 15. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 172; 16. Larry Rust, La Plata, N.M., and Mark Merlen, Pleasant Grove, Utah, both 165; 18. Jacob Rowley, Riverdale, Utah, 164; 19. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 160; 20. Eric Knutson, Slater, Iowa, 159. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods - 1. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 621; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 453; 3. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 437; 4. Chase Alves, Casa Grande, Ariz., 386; 5. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 358; 6. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 349; 7. Ron Schreiner, Tucson, Ariz., 328; 8. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 323; 9. Cam Reimers, Kelley, Iowa, 279; 10. Ty Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 273; 11. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 271; 12. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 264; 13. David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 259; 14. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 241; 15. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 236; 16. Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo., 234; 17. Troy Householder, Reliance, Wy., 227; 18. Shane Paris, Muscatine, Iowa, 213; 19. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 212; 20. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 209. Mach-1 Sport Compacts - 1. Billy Ayres Jr., Glendale, Ariz., 120; 2. Ryan Brooks, Yuma, Ariz., 115; 3. David Hunt, Lakeside, Calif., 110; 4. Josh Werkmeister, Apache Junction, Ariz., 102; 5. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 100; 6. Enzo Deckers, Yuma, Ariz., 98; 7. Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., 95; 8. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 93; 9. Austin Kayton, Mesa, Ariz., 69; 10. Benjamin Pendleton, Yuma, Ariz., 56; 11. Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., 53; 12. Ken McWilliams, Menifee, Calif., 38; 13. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 31; 14. Michael Duran, Yuma, Ariz., 26. Junior National Champion - 1. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 428; 2. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 401; 3. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 241; 4. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 223; 5. Michael Thing Jr., Campo, Calif., 201; 6. Kaden Cochrun, Bakersfield, Calif., 174; 7. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 151; 8. Ryan Brooks, Yuma, Ariz., 115; 9. Tyler Bannister, Bakersfield, Calif., 99; 10. Enzo Deckers, Yuma, Ariz., 98; 11. J.D. Brown, Bakersfield, Calif., 72; 12. Haylee Little, Pahrump, Nev., 66; 13. Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., 60; 14. Brian Schmidt, Gilbert, Ariz., 57; 15. Reed Garey, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, 46; 16. Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., 43; 17. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 18. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 39; 19. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 31; 20. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 29. Lady Eagle - 1. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 331; 2. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 151; 3. Marie Curtis, Winnemucca, Nev., 135; 4. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 133; 5. Ryan Brooks, Yuma, Ariz., 115; 6. Alyssa Smith, Norco, Calif., 102; 7. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 100; 8. Morghan Johnson, Fayetteville, N.C., 91; 9. Miranda Scott, Bakersfield, Calif., 67; 10. Haylee Little, Pahrump, Nev., 66; 11. Brandi Myers, Mesa, Ariz., 53; 12. Candi Varney, Bakersfield, Calif., 46; 13. Brenda Kirby, New River, Ariz., 44; 14. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 15. Julie Keeler, Farmington, N.M., and Adriane Frost, Watsonville, Calif., both 37; 17. Carla Laney, Torrance, Calif., 34; 18. Kersey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 22; 19. Denise Gilbert, Bonita Springs, Fla., 11.
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