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- Museum Center at Five Points Seeking Dirt Track Racing Artifacts
The Museum Center at Five Points is issuing a call for objects for the upcoming exhibition, In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing, opening on May 30, 2014. Items related to ...
- THE BIG CATCH: Troutman Holds off Nicely to Win DIRTcar UMP Modified Winternationals Round 1 at East Bay
Nicely settles for runner-up, third-starting Lee suffers early misfortune A first career DIRTcar UMP Modified Winternationals Feature win against some of the best talent in the state of Florida. Not bad for a 15-year-old kid from Pennsylvania. That's exactly what Drake The Kid Troutman accomplished in Round 1 of East Bay Raceway Park's Winternationals Tuesday night, driving by UMP Modified veteran Tyler Nicely just after halfway to pick up the $1,000 victory and start his DIRTcar Florida Winternationals points chase off with a bang. "It's really cool to win against this caliber of guys," Troutman said. "[My crew] did a great job tonight. Everything worked out perfect." Jim DenHamer Photo In all, Troutman, of Hyndman, PA, topped a 48-car field, complete with some of DIRTcar's most recognizable names in UMP Modified racing, including Nicely, Lucas Lee, Dave Hess Jr., Jeff Mathews and more. He grabbed his eighth-place grid spot by the horns and instantly dropped the hammer, advancing six positions in just seven laps to take second. "I knew I had a really good racecar when I got up to fourth. I didn't think I had a winning racecar; I figured I'd be a second or third-place car," Troutman said. Troutman then began his march to the front, chasing leader Nicely, who had passed six cars in the first two circuits to grab the early lead. A few early cautions restacked the field and cut into Nicely's chances to break away from the field, aiding in Troutman's run to the front. One of which bit the outside polesitter, Lucas Lee, who was hit with a flat tire on Lap 7, forcing him to the pits and the rear of the field for the restart. He was unable to make up the ground in the end, and finished 17th. Once the field got back rolling, Troutman's car decided to come in. Nicely had opened up a small advantage over the field, but Troutman was reeling him in on the bottom. Nicely then tried the middle groove into Turn 1 on Lap 16 but Troutman was right there, and he took full advantage of the open door down low. "I just got a little tight there towards the end and tried a new line going into [Turn] 1 and Drake got by me. He ran a pretty good race," Nicely said. Jim DenHamer Photo Now with the lead, Troutman turned up the juice and began to open up a gap of his own as he approached lapped traffic. He handled the first few small waves of it with no problem, but the laps were counting down and a thick pack of traffic was forming in front of him as he crossed the stripe to take the white flag. Nicely, of Owensboro, KY, was digging hard behind Troutman and had managed to close the gap to within a single car length. Troutman decided to take it back to the high side for the final corners with slower cars in both high and low lanes, while Nicely threw it hard into Turn 3 for one final shot at the lead. Troutman nearly made contact with the back of the slower cars in front of him coming out of Turn 4, but he was able to steer clear and hang on for the win. "We hit lapped traffic there, where we were racing three and four-wide. Me and a lapped car about got together and Nicely pulled up alongside of us, but we had enough momentum off the top to hold on," Troutman said. Nicely came up short with the last-lap slider in the waning seconds, but knew it wasn't worth causing major issues on night number one. "I messed up going into 1 on the last lap and that killed my shot to get him in 3. I probably could have sent it in a little harder, but there's no reason to tear stuff up on night one," Nicely said. Nicely's new Longhorn by Loenbro chassis hasn't often been beat since its debut in Florida last November, but he and the crew know the work they have to do before the big 75-lap, $5,000-to-win finale Saturday night. Jim DenHamer Photo "We probably could've been a little freer at the end of the race. We were good at the beginning, through the middle, just got a little tight at the end. Just couldn't steer into the corner like we needed to," Nicely said. The DIRTcar UMP Modified Winternationals racing action continues from East Bay Raceway Park Wednesday night with another $1,000-to-win main event. Keep it locked to all of DIRTcar Racing's social media channels for all the latest and greatest news, content and live event updates as they happen throughout week. Modifieds A-Feature 1. Drake Troutman 7T Hyndman, Pa. 2. Tyler Nicely 25 Owensboro, Ky. 3. Mike Potosky 20M Guys Mills, Pa. 4. Shane Burrows 70B Valrico, Fl. 5. Jason Hughes 12H Watts, Ok. 6. Dave Hess Jr 44 Waterford, Pa. 7. Bryan Bernhardt 69B Clearwater, Fl. 8. Seth Daniels s21 Jackson, Oh. 9. Spencer Hughes 11 Meridian, Ms. 10. Devin Dixon 313 Brandon, Fl. 11. Dale Kelley 22 Plant City, Fl. 12. Tyler Clem 14C Tampa, Fl. 13. Nick Allen 21A Wheatfield, In. 14. Lj Grimm 25G Seffner, Fl. 15. Jimmy Lennex Jr 8 Maysville, Ky. 16. Chris Wilson 86KOC Louisa, Ky. 17. Lucas Lee 12L Paris, Tn. 18. Kevin Adams 40 Cameron, Wi. 19. Travis Varnadore 205 Plant City, Fl. 20. Brandon Kinzer 18 Lexinton, Ky. 21. Matt Altiers 2A Lewis Center, Oh. 22. Jeff Mathews 33 Riverview, Fl. 23. Brayden Berry 75B West Portsmouth, Oh. 24. Devin Wright 37 Rensselaer, In.
- Dirt Draft to Crown 2021 LOLMDS Fantasy Champion
Batavia, OHIO (January 20, 2021) - Dirt Draft entered the fantasy sports world as the first of its kind in July of 2019, covering grassroots short track racing events of all types. Since then, Dirt Draft has prided itself on working strategically with national series', regional tours, racetracks, and drivers to enhance overall fan engagement across the nation. After a successful 2020 season, Dirt Draft and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have come to an agreement that positions Dirt Draft to remain the "Official Fantasy Sports Provider" of the series in 2021. Dirt Draft and the LOLMDS are excited to continue working together and already have an array of exciting additions in the works for this coming season. These additions cater to not only the users and fans, but to the drivers following the series as well. Much like last year, both parties are eager to work together as there is collectively a thriving desire to progress the overall fan experience in the racing industry as a whole. For the fans, the opportunity to be crowned the 2021 LOLMDS Dirt Draft Fantasy Champion seems to be in the spotlight of 'what to pay attention to'. Not only does this title come with bragging rights, but the fantasy champion will be invited to the LOLMDS banquet in December to be recognized in front of and alongside some of the nation's most elite teams and drivers. For the drivers, have you ever heard someone say, "you can't win Hot Laps?", well now you can. In 2021, Dirt Draft is fixed to become a contingency sponsor of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series by introducing the Hot Lap Award. The driver with the most overall fastest lap time in Hot Laps at the conclusion of the season will be presented with a $500 check courtesy of Dirt Draft Fantasy Racing. For more information regarding Dirt Draft, visit DirtDraft.com or download the DirtDraft app. Also, be sure to follow along on Social Media for the latest news and updates via Twitter @DirtDraft and Facebook.com/DirtDraftFantasyRacing #### 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, Durham Racing Engines, 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, MasterSbilt Race Cars, 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, Tiger Rear Ends, UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio, Vic Hill Race Engines, Wrisco Aluminum, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 5150 Race Trailers
- ‘Dirty South’ Swing on tap after season-opening weekend
For the past 16 years, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series took a couple of weeks off after DIRTcar Nationals before jumping into the most intense tour in motorsports.
- Sponsorship, marketing opportunities remain available for 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season
WHEATLAND, MO. (Jan. 20, 2021) - With just over two months until the green flag flies on the Lucas Oil Speedway season, there's still time to explore highly visible sponsorships and marketing opportunities in various pricing levels at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said he has several combinations and options available and is ready to find a package to fit within an available budget for either the oval track, drag-boat events at the adjacent Lake Lucas and the off-road course. "We have a variety of events on the dirt track - weekly racing, open-wheel, special events, truck and tractor pulls and Monster Trucks - so if there's one specific form of racing that appeals to you and your business, we can pair you with that," Lorton said. Sponsorship levels include: "Official Partner" Sponsorship Program, "Marquee Event" Naming Program, "Weekly Event" Naming Program, "Feature Event" Sponsorship, "Contingency" Program and "Heat-Race" Sponsorship. Space is available on billboards, in six different sizes and price points, along with Program Ad packages for the 2021 season. Bronze, Silver and Gold level partnerships are available. Those packages include tickets, signage, public address announcement during events, social media promotion, jumbo-tron advertising, VIP seating and product or business information for all competitors at the pit entrance/registration areas. The foundation for the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule will be 14 weeks of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series at the dirt track, plus a steady flow of special events spread throughout the year. There are four drag-boat events coming to Lake Lucas sanctioned by the Kentucky Drag Boat Association and two regional events on the off-road course sanctioned by the Kansas City Off Road Racing Association. The schedule isn't limited to speed or horsepower. Bull riding returns to the dirt track on June 25-26 as the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com returns for the fourth consecutive year. Lucas Oil Speedway's electronic media and information guide contains details on the sponsor and marketing packages - plus demographics about the customers and fan base of the south-central Missouri motorsports complex. For more information, contact Lorton at DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com or (417) 282-5984. The 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season is set to begin March 27 with an Open Test & Tune. The Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series Spring Opener Presented by Benne Media is set for April 3 with the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models in the spotlight with a $1,000-to-win main event sponsored by HICKAMO Country Store. The Weekly Racing Series includes 14 events, from opening night through the Rempfer Memorial Season Championship on Aug. 28 crowns division champions. Competing classes include Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars. For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com # # # Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title. Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events. Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA. In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series features the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. 2021 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick "The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway Dixie Chopper "The Official Mowers of Lucas Oil Speedway" GEICO "The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil Speedway General Tire "The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Products "The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway MAVTV "The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway Optima Batteries "The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper "The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway RacingJunk.com "The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway Rugged Radios "The Official 2-Way Communications Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway Sunoco Race Fuels "The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: Advanced Automotive Repair, AM Pyrotechnics, Angler's Resort, Arizona Sport Shirts, Ash Grove Aggregates, Ball Tree Service, Benton County Tire, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Big O Tires, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Boubin Tire/American Racer, Branstetter and Lightfoot LLC, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Casey's General Stores, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Central Life Sciences, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, City Magnet, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar,DirtonDirt.com, Dixie Chopper, Eibach Springs, Evans Pipe & Steel Co., Farmers Insurance Agent Kristy Reynolds, Farmer's State Bank, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, 54 Buildings and More, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Hermitage Lumber, HICKAMO Country Store, Highway 54 RV Park, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Racing, Inc.; Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, In the Garden of Eden, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, McClaren, Merck Animal Health, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welding, Missouri Metal Buildings, Missouri One Call System, Missouri Welding Institute (MWI), MyRacePass, Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Ozarks Community Health Center, PFI Western Store, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, ProThings Apparel, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm LLC, SBU Athletics, Safety Kleen, Schlesselman Fencing, Scott Furniture, Sidetrack RV Park, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Stillwater Resort, Stover Milling, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Superior Products, TA/PETRO, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Wheatland Motel, Wheeler Livestock Auction, White's Marine Center, Wild Animal Safari, Windsor Livestock Auction, Woods Supermarkets, Wrisco Industries.
- Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2021 Partner Line-Up
With the 2021 season commencing later this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its 2021 partner line-up and unveil all-new looks for 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz, as well as team owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart.
- Terre Haute Action Track announces 2021 slate
The Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) is set to headline the ... The first will be on July 14, as the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience brings their array of cars to town. The second racing ...
- 5-Time USAC National Sprint Car Champion Levi Jones Comes To Bloomsburg To Design New Racing Track
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — 5-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion Levi Jones from Indiana takes a few laps on the dirt track at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. It marks the return to racing here for the first ...
- Lake View Motor Speedway Added to Xtreme DIRTcar Schedule, Cherokee Rescheduled
The Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series schedule is being taken to a new extreme in February with Lake View Motor Speedway and Cherokee Speedway highlighting new event dates en route to the championship finale. The Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series, on Feb. 20, will make its debut at the 4/10-mile Lake View Motor Speedway, in Nichols, SC, for a $7,000-to-win show. The new event will be followed by the Frostbite 40 at Cherokee Speedway - postponed from Jan. 9 - now taking place on Sunday, Feb. 21. It's now the penultimate event of the season before a champion is crowned, Saturday, Feb. 27, at Modoc Raceway for the epic championship finale. Defending Series champion Chris Madden is the current points leader, but recent first-time World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model winner Kyle Strickler is only 17 points back, leading to an exciting championship battle in the final three events of the season. Georgia's Senoia Raceway was originally scheduled to host the Xtreme Series on Feb. 20, but a recent change in management created a cancelation of those plans. Make plans to attend these action-packed events by joining us at the track or by watching from the comfort of your home with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.
- 2021 Lucas Dirt Speedweeks Preview
Batavia, OHIO (January 19, 2021) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is upon us, with racing at three tracks, with ten pay days. The 2021 season starts off with visits to All-Tech Raceway for the General Tire Winter Nationals - Presented by LINE-X, on January 21st - January 23rd, East Bay Raceway Park for the 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by Lucas Oil January 24th - January 30th, and Bubba Raceway Park for the K&N Filters Winter Nationals - Presented by OPTIMA Batteries February 1st - 2nd. The action will get underway with an open practice on Thursday, January 21st. Friday, January 22nd will officially kick-off the season with a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win event followed by a 50-lap, $15,000-to-win main event on Saturday, January 23rd at All-Tech Raceway. On Thursday, January 21st, the pit gate will open at 2:00pm with practice from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For any fans getting to town early, the general admission gate will also be open to get a glimpse of the action before official competition begins on Friday. The pit gate will open at 2:00pm on both Friday and Saturday while the grandstands will open at 3:00pm Friday and Saturday. Hot laps each day will begin at 5:30pm with Heat race action at 7:10pm. For tickets or more information on the General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X, visit: www.alltechraceway.com, or call the track office at: (386) 754-7223. Teams will then make the trek south to Tampa, Florida to East Bay Raceway Park for a thrilling week of racing at the "Clay by the Bay". The action starts off on Sunday with an open practice from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, with the pit gate scheduled to open at 2:00pm. Beginning Monday, January 25th and continuing through Saturday, January 30th the nation's top dirt late model drivers will battle it out for nearly $200,000 in prize money. A full program is scheduled for six straight nights, which includes: Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, Berry Barn Strawberry Dash presented by DirtOnDirt.com, and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event. Each day, the Drivers Meeting will take place at 5:00pm, followed by Hot Laps at 5:30pm. For tickets or more information on the 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals, visit: www.ebrp.co, or call the track office at: (877) 457-5611. Following six nights of racing at East Bay Raceway Park, teams will make the trip back north to Bubba Raceway Park, a 3/8 mile, semi-banked, D-shape clay oval to compete for $10,000-to-win both Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd. The pit gate is set to open at 2:00pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5:00pm. The Drivers Meeting will be at 5:00pm, Hot Laps set for 5:30pm. For tickets or more information on the K&N Filters Winter Nationals - Presented by OPTIMA Batteries, visit: www.bubbaracewaypark.com, or call the track office at: (352) 622-9400. All ten nights of racing will be available Live on MAVTVplus.com, with tape delayed airings on MAVTV Motorsports Network. January 22nd and 23rd at All-Tech Raceway, as well as January 29th and 30th from East Bay Raceway Park will be Live on MAVTV Motorsports Network. To find a full list of providers, visit: mavtv.com/get-mavtv/providers. The events on January 23rd at All-Tech Raceway, January 29th and 30th at East Bay Raceway Park, and February 2nd at Bubba Raceway Park will be tape delayed airings for CBS Sports Network. January 23rd from All-Tech Raceway and January 30th from East Bay Raceway Park are tape delayed airings for NBCSN. Track Information: All-Tech Raceway Phone Number: 386-754-7223 Location: 1024 SW Howell Rd, Lake City, FL 32024 Website: www.alltechraceway.com East Bay Raceway Park Phone Number: (877) 457-5611 Location: 6311 Burts Road, Tampa, FL 33619 Website: www.ebrp.co Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL Phone Number: (352) 622-9400 Location: 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482 Website: www.bubbaracewaypark.com Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule: Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300 Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (92) LM40 *Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains (and Strawberry Dash at East Bay). *For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires. *Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position. 2021 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Speedweeks Schedule: Date Track Event Location To Win 1/21/2021 All-Tech Raceway General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X Lake City, FL Practice 1/22/2021 All-Tech Raceway General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X Lake City, FL $12,000 1/23/2021 All-Tech Raceway General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X Lake City, FL $15,000 1/24/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL Practice 1/25/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL $5,000 1/26/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL $5,000 1/27/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL $7,000 1/28/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL $7,000 1/29/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL $12,000 1/30/2021 East Bay Raceway Park 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil Tampa, FL $15,000 2/1/2021 Bubba Raceway Park K&N Filters Winter Nationals Presented by OPTIMA Batteries Ocala, FL $10,000 2/2/2021 Bubba Raceway Park K&N Filters Winter Nationals Presented by OPTIMA Batteries Ocala, FL $10,000 2021 Speedweeks Purses: $5,000-to-win purse (30 laps): 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,000, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $550, 12. $500, 13. $500, 14. $500, 15. $500, 16. $500, 17. $500, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500, 23. $500, 24. $500 $7,000-to-win purse (40 laps): 1. $7,000, 2. $3,500, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,400, 6. $1,300, 7. $1,200, 8. $1,100, 9. $1,000, 10. $950, 11. $900, 12. $850, 13. $800, 14. $750, 15. $725, 16. $700, 17. $700, 18. $700, 19. $650, 20. $625, 21. $625, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600 $10,000-to-win purse (40 laps): 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800 $12,000-to-win purse (50 laps): 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000 $15,000-to-win purse (50 laps): 1. $15,000, 2. $6,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $3,000, 5. $2,500, 6. $1,900, 7. $1,700, 8. $1,600, 9. $1,550, 10. $1,500, 11. $1,450, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,350, 14. $1,300, 15. $1,200, 16. $1,100, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000 About General Tire: General Tire for over 100 years has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs. To learn more about General Tire, visit: www.generaltire.com. About LINE-X: LINE-X® is a global leader in protective coatings development and availability. They are the only franchised network in North America specializing in the automotive aftermarket and wide-ranging protective coatings services. Their passion for protection and innovation has expanded LINE-X applications beyond bedliners into other areas of the automotive aftermarket - like specialty automotive coatings and accessories - as well as the commercial, industrial, and manufacturing realms. For more information visit www.linex.com About Wrisco Industries: Wrisco is the leading company providing aluminum sheets to all forms of racers in the motorsports industry. For more than 100 years, as the industry leader, Wrisco Industries' mission has been to supply customers unmatched quality aluminum products and services. To learn more about Wrisco Industries visit: www.wrisco.com. About Lucas Oil: Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. The Lucas success story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. This single formula for success will continue to guide Lucas Oil Products as it grows in the years to come. For more information, visit www.lucasoil.com. About K&N Filters: K&N is the home of the original red oiled air filter. In the early 1960s, two motorcycle racers, Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald (K&N), developed a ground-breaking new idea for an oiled air filter. 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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. 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- Inaugural season for USRA American Racer Modified Series kicks off in 2021
Combining their efforts to keep dirt modified racing alive and well in the South Central United States, several of the top dirt ovals in the region will hosting the newly-formed USRA American Racer Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports during the 2021 racing season. Each of the venues will host one or more USRA Modified events paying $2,000 to win or more, plus at least $200 to start the feature race. At season's end, the points champion will pocket $4,000 of the nearly $20,000 points fund. USRA Modified racers will be able to compete for several individual points funds. In addition to the new USRA American Racer Modified Series presented, drivers will earn national and regional points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, and sanctioned racetracks will also have their 2021 track points funds too. The first event will take place March 13 at the Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. The finale happens November 4-6 at the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, during the 8th Annual Summit USRA Southern Nationals powered by MyRacePass. Here's the current 2021 schedule of events for the USRA American Racer Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports: March 13 - Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas ($2,000 to win) April 16 - RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas ($2,000 to win) April 17 - Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas ($2,000 to win) May 21 - Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La. ($2,000 to win) May 22 - Revolution Park, Monroe, La. ($2,000 to win) June 19 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas ($2,000 to win) June 11 - West Texas Raceway, Lubbock, Texas ($2,000 to win) June 12 - Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, Texas ($2,000 to win) July 30 - Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker, Okla., 3rd Annual Cowboy 100 Proof ($2,000 to win) July 31 - Creek County Speedway, Kellyville, Okla., Club 91 Funkadelic Dirt Track Honky Tonk Extravaganza ($2,000 to win) Aug. 14 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas ($2,000 to win) Aug. 27 - Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La. ($2,000 to win) Aug. 28 - Revolution Park, Monroe, La. ($2,000 to win) Sept. 4 - RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas, 7th Annual Bryan Mize Memorial ($2,000 to win) Sept. 5 - RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas, 3rd Annual Ronny Sigman Memorial ($2,000 to win) Oct. 23 - RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas, Inaugural Cowboy Up Classic ($2,000 to win) Nov. 4 - Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas, 8th Annual Summit USRA Southern Nationals ($2,000 to win) Nov. 5 - Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas, 8th Annual Summit USRA Southern Nationals ($3,000 to win) Nov. 6 - Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas, 8th Annual Summit USRA Southern Nationals ($4,000 to win) The minimum payout at each event is as follows: 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $350, 11. $300, 12. $275, 13. $250, 14. $240, 15. $230, 16. $225, 17. $220, 18. $215, 19. $210, 20. $205, all other starters $200, non-qualifiers $90. Some shows—such as the Summit USRA Southern Nationals—will pay even more. At each event during the drivers meeting, officials will draw three random names that will win a $100 cash bonus. To win this award you must have competed in the previous series event. The points fund will award the following top 10 in the final points: 1. $4000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1700, 5. $1500, 6. $1300, 7. $1200, 8. $1100, 9. $1000, 10. $1000. Any driver racing in at least 80% of the events and failing to make top 10 will get a $500 points fund check. Dozens of contingency awards will also be doled out during race nights and at season's end. Qualifying at each event will typically be through heat race passing points with 12 racers advancing to the main event and the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 10 to 12 will advance from the "B" Mains. If 41 or more cars are in attendance, the main event will start 26 cars. There is a $100 entry fee at each event. Event times and pricing for spectators and pit passes will be determined by the hosting racetrack. Check out their websites and social media pages for current information. Beginning with the second event, two provisionals will be awarded at each event to the two drivers ranked highest in series points that did not qualify for the main event. Each driver is eligible for two (2) provisionals. USRA Director of Track Operations Bryce Hall will manage the day-to-day operations of the series and Brandon Houk will serve as the USRA's new series tech director. Visit usraracing.com for Schedules, Points, Photos, Souvenirs, Videos and more. Follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Click here to get USRA news delivered to your inbox. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = USRA OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Beyea Headers, Chevrolet Performance, Christie Door Company, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Jobbers Warehouse Supply, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers, KS Engineering, KSE Racing Products, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD, MyRacePass, Nitroquest Media, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt.com, Summit Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels. USRA PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Day Motor Sports, Mensink Racing Products, PBM Performance Products, Traeger Wood Pellet Grills by Elliott Motorsports, YouDirt.com. USRA CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Harness, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, Keyser Manufacturing, Landrum Performance Springs, Medieval Chassis, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes. USRA RACETRACKS: 81 Speedway, 82 Speedway, Alien Motor Speedway, Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Big O Speedway, Buffalo Creek Speedway, Caney Valley Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Chateau Speedway, Creek County Speedway, Cresco Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, I-35 Speedway, I-90 Speedway, Lake Ozark Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Lebanon Midway Speedway, Longdale Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Monarch Motor Speedway, Nevada Speedway, Old 71Speedway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, Randolph County Raceway, Rapid Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Route 66 Motor Speedway, RPM Speedway, Sports Park Raceway, Springfield Raceway, Superbowl Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway, Vado Speedway Park, West Texas Raceway.
- PACE RUSH RACING SERIES 2020 SEASON DEEMED VERY SUCCESSFUL DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; 8 NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS 4 IN THE NEW KARTING SERIES
(Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did its best to disrupt the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 2020 season and forced the cancellation of the awards banquet that was scheduled for January 16, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone were still able to crown champions for all of the RUSH divisions. Despite the pandemic, 2020 featured strong car counts in all of the RUSH Series divisions and also saw debut of the new RUSH Karting Series. In fact, the Late Model Tour averaged more than 38 cars per event for the second straight year! Capturing 2020 championships on the dirt were Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model National Weekly & Touring Series), Logan Zarin (Late Model Futures Cup), Kassidy Kamicker (Late Model Wheelman), Jeremy Weaver (Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series), Nolan Groves (Sprint Car Futures Cup), Chas Wolbert (Sportsman Mod Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series), Rob Kristyak (Sportsman Mod Wedge Motorsports Route 7 Rumble), Ayden Cipriano (Hovis Sportsman Mod Futures Cup), and Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly Series). In the new RUSH Karting Series, the following won the inaugural titles: Jay Groves (Adult Flat), Nolan Groves (JR-2), Ryan Chase (JR-1), and Kaden Pyle (Amateur/Rookie). For the third consecutive year, Jeremy Wonderling earned the RUSH Late Model Touring Series thanks to top six finishes in all six races; meanwhile on the Weekly side, Wonderling captured nine feature wins propelling him to his first National Weekly Series Championship, worth $5,000. Wonderling beat out Max Blair, who had won the crown five of the last seven years, by just one-point! Wonderling also won the Bradford Speedway track championship. Wonderling, 40 of Wellsville, NY, has had a very successful racing career starting in an IMCA Modified in 1998 before moving on to "360" Late Models and winning four BRP Series championships. From there, Wonderling started his RUSH Late Model career in 2014. Wonderling has won better than 100 feature events. It certainly wasn't an easy year for race tracks to deal with the pandemic, but in the case of RUSH, Wonderling felt they did about as good as anyone. "They tried to keep everything as safe as possible and tried to get as much racing in as possible." "Financially, RUSH is the smartest thing to do and the most economical," stated Wonderling, who also ran a limited schedule of Super Late Models in 2020. "It's hard not to run the RUSH Series for what they pay and what Vicki and Mike do for the series. I have to give a shout out to Joel Smith of Close Racing Supply, Jim Stephens from Penske Shocks, and Jason Ore from 955, who all keep my racing program going." Eighteen year old, Logan Zarin, is the son of longtime Super Late Model driver, Jim Zarin. Zarin, who lives in Moon Township, Pa., has been racing since 2017. Besides his 2020 "Futures Cup" championship, Zarin won the prestigious Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year in 2018. "I think RUSH is a great class," said the 18-year-old who won three features in 2021 at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. "They do a lot of great things like Manufacturers Night and keep their costs as feasible as possible. Vick is a great promoter; she's brave and not afraid to take chances. RUSH did what they could to get us a place to race, in fact, all of the promoters did a pretty good job of working to allow us to race." New to the RUSH Racing Series in 2020 was Kassidy Kamicker. In her rookie RUSH Late Model season, the 17-year-old Aliquippa, Pa. driver not only was able to win the "Wheelman" title as part of Touring Series' non-qualifier events, but also finished runner-up in the "Futures Cup", and 10th in Touring Series driver points. Prior to last year, Kassidy's racing experience came with seven years of racing a go-kart racing. Her racing program is a family run operation that also includes her parents Craig and Melanie along with her uncle Jason George. "I think she did very well for being her first year," said her mom Melanie. "She raced at PPMS and Lernerville and expects to do that again this upcoming season." "It's a good program," Kassidy said. "There are a lot of drivers and I like it. Winning the title was really cool. I didn't think I was going to come close to winning something like that in my first year. I'm really looking forward to 2021." In his first year in a Sprint Car, Jeremy Weaver captured the Equipment Rentals Weekly Series Championship. The 19-year-old Stoneboro, Pa. racer was victorious five times in the Hull Racing #41 with wins coming at Lernerville, Sharon, Tri-City, and Tyler County Speedways. Weaver is also a past winner in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division where he was the 2017 "Futures Cup" champion. While Weaver is moving on to "410" Sprint Car racing in 2021, legendary hall of fame racer Rod George will return to racing and move into the Hull Racing #41. "I've been involved in racing my entire life and there is no other track or series that has ever had a point fund like the RUSH Series," acknowledged owner Ted Hull. "It's all about the points. There are rules that are working that would never work for any other track or series and that's because they tech so well. When the race is over, you better be right because they will be looking." "It's been a blessing for me," Weaver said of RUSH. "I started my career through RUSH. It has given me a great stepping stone for other types of racing in the future. It's an affordable and diverse division for anyone from beginners to future hall of famers who haven't raced in a couple of years." After finishing second or third for each of the past four years, Chas Wolbert finally got over the hump to garner the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Championship for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The 26-year-old Warren, Ohio Mod Lite graduate led the way with 11 feature wins in 2020 and has upped his all-time leading total in the RUSH Mod division to 33. "I love the Series and its very economical," expressed Wolbert, who finished second in the Route 7 Rumble Series points. "It's the closest thing to having a Big-Block Modified without spending $40,000 for a motor. Vicki did a great job of trying to keep us racing in 2020. I'm sure they (Vicki and Mike) will continue to work hard in the offseason to get us places to race and do things to expand our car counts." While he came up 17 points shy of Wolbert in the Hovis Weekly Series points, Rob Kristyak was able to win the inaugural "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship presented by Wedge Motorsports. The 42-year-old Bristolville, Ohio racer accumulated the most points of any racer amongst all Raceway 7 and Sharon Speedway events in 2020. While Kristyak earned $500 for the championship, the program will return to bigger and better for year number two with $1,000 going to the 2021 champion and paying down eight positions. Kristyak's racing career began in 1986 in a Go-Kart. For 17 years he competed in the Big Block Modifieds. In 2017 he decided to sell all of his big-block equipment and move into the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Kristyak's last two seasons have been very rewarding and he points to the RUSH Series as one of the main reasons. "We've been really enjoying it," Kristyak said of the Sportsman division. "It's very competitive and there are a lot of top runners out there. For a limited budget team like ours, it's been excellent, and Vicki works very hard to make this Series right." Ayden Cipriano, who is 14 years old, has been racing since he was seven competing first in a Junior Sprint. This past year was Ayden's first year in a full-size car and capped it off with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "Futures Cup" crown in the Sportsman Modifieds. In addition, Ayden finished sixth in points in both the Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble". He had five top five finishes including a career best third at Pittsburgh on September 26. His parents, William and Sara, are his biggest supporters, both physically and financially. "I love the Series," said William. "Vicki does a great job finding places to race and even with the virus this year, it was still good and I'm very happy with it." As for his rookie season, Ayden said, "This season could have been better, and it could have been a lot worse. I feel like I could have improved my driving earlier in the season, but I definitely feel like I got better as the season went on. To win the championship is special. As far as RUSH, I like it a lot. I like my competitors and the people in control." "I felt like they were smart with all the precautions they took with wearing masks and keeping social distances," added Ayden. "I felt RUSH did a whole lot better than other places we went to this season." Speaking of Ayden's mom Sara, she will be presenting the "Loyalty Program" through Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage in 2020. One lucky RUSH Mod member racer will win a complete RUSH Sportsman Modified Pace Performance 602 crate engine package (carb to pan) valued at $8,000 at the season ending event on October 16 at Lernerville. At 52 years of age, Dennis Lunger, Jr. just keeps on winning. The Albion, Pa. veteran has raced a Stock Car, E-Mod, Super Late Model, RUSH Late Model, and most recently, a RUSH Pro Mod where he's coming off his unprecedented fourth straight Weekly Series Championship! Overall, he's won 11 titles, seven of those coming with RUSH. "We'll go for five next year," Lunger said, who was still manage to win four feature events and finished out of the top two only four times in 14 starts. But he also added that this upcoming season could be his final one. While there are currently 44 RUSH Pro Mod races scheduled at four different tracks for 2021, Lunger would like to see more tracks get involved with the Series. "I raced more RUSH races this year, but at fewer tracks. Losing Stateline (COVID-19) was big for me. I like the RUSH Series. They've always run a tight ship by enforcing the rules and you can't beat the payouts plus it's economical." The Groves family of Sugar Grove, Pa. captured three RUSH titles this past racing season! Jay, a 16-year veteran of Micro Sprint racing in addition to two years in a "360" Sprint Car, was in a Kart for his very first time and won the Adult division title, worth $1,000. "I thought it was great," Groves said of this past season. "The class is very competitive and is very well matched. It's not only good as an introductory class, but also as a class that drivers are looking forward to doing something different. Being the first year for the Karts and having the pandemic put them somewhat behind the eight-ball, but I definitely see it growing for 2021 and beyond." In addition to the "Futures Cup" title in the RUSH Sprint Cars, Jay's son Nolan also campaigned a JR-2 Kart and won that championship, worth $500. "It was challenging at times, but we learned a lot and came on pretty strong at the end of the season," Nolan said of his 2020 season. "With our knowledge of Karts, we knew we had some high expectations coming in, but I think we also learned a lot throughout the season." Nolan grew up racing Karts, having won eight titles along the way, but it's a Sprint Car where he hopes his future lies. "My goal is to eventually get into a Sprint Car full-time," said Nolan. "It's always been a dream of mine." The Groves own Kart Works, which is run by Jay, his father-in-law Jay Anderson along with Nolan. They are a distributor for Go-Karts and accessories as well as a dealership for RUSH. Kart Works has been integral in the development of the RUSH Karting Series. Kart Works has been around for about 10 years and has 50 plus customers in Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. At 11 years old, Ryan Chase of Youngsville, Pa. has been racing a Go-Kart for the last four years. Ryan earned $400 for winning the inaugural JR-1 class title. His dad, David, really likes the Series and hopes it will take off. "I really like the idea of no tire prep. I like the sealed motors and the spec tires." "I really think the Adult division is going to take-off, but I hope it does for the kids as well," added David. "It's a good playground for drivers who want to do something different as well as for young kids who are getting started in racing. Hopefully, we'll be doing RUSH for a longtime to come, no matter what division we are in." Nine-year-old Kaden Pyle has been racing for the last year and a half and garnered the inaugural Amateur class title, worth $300. "I was proud of him winning that championship," expressed his father Cody, who has raced Mini Stocks. "He definitely improved as the season went on. Last year was kind of hard for everyone because of the virus, but Vicki was always there when we needed to get answers to questions. His plans next year are to move up to the JR-1 class. We're definitely going to stick with RUSH no matter what even when he's ready to move into a bigger car, like a Modified." RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Flynn's Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports. E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at firstname.lastname@example.org and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
- Kasey Kahne relishes Volusia success as owner, driver
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- FK Rod Ends returns as USMTS Hard Charger sponsor in 2021
Now entering their fourth season of supporting USMTS competitors, FK Rod Ends will once again award $100 bill to the driver passing the most cars in the feature race at every event on the 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's. With American-made quality and dependability, the Official Rod Ends of the USMTS came onto the scene more than 36 years ago and quickly won over their customers with fair pricing and plenty of inventory. While the industrial market struggled to get product from the old standbys, the racing market embraced a supplier that would maintain inventory throughout the limited season. The nation's premier manufacturer of precision rod ends and spherical bearings, the FK Rod Ends product line has grown to encompass many different industries. From the wilds of Baja Mexico to the touring titans of the USMTS, from mowers to care for your lawn to fitness equipment to groom your body, you'll find FK Rod Ends. To learn more about FK Rod Ends, call 800-662-4003 or visit them online at fkrodends.com.. The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's kicks off with the 11th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals on Friday, February 26, at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Saturday, February 27, at the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas. With 36 nights of racing on the calendar, just the winners of those main events are set to take home $310,032 this season with more than $1 million earmarked for the payouts in those shows. Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win. The other ten carry a $5,000 top prize. As if that weren't enough, more than $230,000 is committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points standings of the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's. A paycheck for a record $70,000 is reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion. The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's kicks off with the 11th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals on Friday, February 26, at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Saturday, February 27, at the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas. With 36 nights of racing on the calendar, just the winners of those main events are set to take home $310,032 this season with more than $1 million earmarked for the payouts in those shows. Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win. The other ten carry a $5,000 top prize. As if that weren't enough, more than $230,000 is committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points standings of the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's. A paycheck for a record $70,000 is reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion. Visit usmts.com for schedules, points, photos, souvenirs, videos and more. Follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Click here to get USMTS news delivered to your inbox. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Beyea Headers, Casey's, Chevrolet Performance, Compstar, Dirt Draft, Eibach, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KS Engineering, KSE Racing Products, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD Performance, MyRacePass, Nitroquest Media, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt.com, Summit Racing Equipment, Super Clean, VP Racing Fuels, Wrisco Industries. USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, JE Pistons, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Miller Welders, PBM Performance Products, Rancho Milagro Racing, Tony Moro Powder Coat, Top Of The World Ranch, YouDirt.com. USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, BigDeal Car Care, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Deatherage Opticians, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Harness, Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Penske Racing Shocks, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Spyder High Performance Filters, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Racing. USMTS RACETRACKS: 34 Raceway, 81 Speedway, Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Arrowhead Speedway, Big O Speedway, Casino Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Park Jefferson Speedway, Rapid Speedway, RPM Speedway, Superbowl Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway.
- Huset’s Speedway added to DIRTVision FAST PASS
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