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- PACE RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES COMFORT SUITES SEAFORD AS "OFFICIAL HOTEL" OF DELAWARE "BATTLE OF THE BAY" TOUR RACES
(Seaford, DE)…As the countdown is on to the start to the start of the 2021 racing season, Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced that the Comfort Suites Seaford will be the "Official Hotel" of the Delaware "Battle of the Bay" Late Model Tour events that will take place at Delaware International Speedway on April 14 and Georgetown Speedway on April 15. The third annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek then moves on to Potomac Speedway on April 16 and concludes at Winchester Speedway on April 17. The Comfort Suites Seaford is located conveniently on US 13 at 23420 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 and is within 15 miles of both Delaware International and Georgetown Speedways. The Comfort Suites Seaford offers a free breakfast (individually wrapped presently due to COVID) with guest laundry facilities. Parking for trucks and trailers is available at the lot beside the hotel. Comfort Suites General Manager Kishan Patel is offering a RUSH rate of $89/per night for a King Suite or $99/per night for a 2 Queen Bed Suite. Both room types also have a pull-out two-person sofa bed. These rates are $15 less than the standard rates. Call the hotel at 302-262-8085 and ask for the RUSH Racing Group Rate. The "Battle of the Bay" begins the season long race for the $12,000 to-win RUSH Tour championship presented by Flynn's Tire and Born2Run Lubricants. The opening event at DIS is the second annual "Raelyn Huffman Memorial" presented by Cornerstone Builders paying a minimum of $3,000 to-win, while the other three events at Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester each pay $3,000 to-win. There is a $3,000 Speedweek point fund for the top 10 RUSH members with $1,000 going to the champion. The top 12 drivers from the 2020 Tour points will receive a $150 travel package. 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, 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. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
- RACE-1 MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO HOST 5 STAND-ALONE RUSH KARTING SERIES EVENTS FOR 2021; RUSH KARTS ALSO ABLE TO COMPETE WEEKLY AT RACE-1 WITH COMPARABLE CLASSES
(DuBois, PA)...After a successful inaugural season despite the COVID-19 pandemic wrecking havoc, the RUSH Karting Series is pleased to announce that Race-1 Motor Speedway, DuBois, Pa. will be hosting five stand-alone RUSH-sanctioned events on Friday nights throughout the 2021 season. Race-1 will also permit the RUSH Karts to compete in their comparable classes on a weekly basis until enough karts warrant them to run separate; however, RUSH member racers will be able to accumulate points for their respective finishes. The addition of Race-1's events in conjunction with the steady growth at home base Stateline Speedway Karts not only throughout the 2020 season, but especially during the offseason moving into 2021 continues the Series' positive forward momentum in developing the RUSH Karting Series into the future. The Race-1/Stateline combination of Speedways will give RUSH karters a strong Friday-Saturday combination of venues to compete at in the Northern part of the region. On April 23, May 21, June 11, July 16, and August 13, Race-1 will offer all four RUSH divisions (Amateur, Jr-1, Jr-2 & Adult) the ability to compete. Drivers will be able to accumulate points toward their valuable individual 2021 RUSH Karting Weekly Series Championships. "It's great to see the RUSH Karters have the ability to compete at another track that's centrally located in the region," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "As with all of RUSH's big car divisions, the first year has always been the most difficult. The pandemic hitting was certainly no help either, but as the year progressed we saw interest grow and accordingly so did the karting numbers. There continues to be so much interest in the northern end of the region, and with the addition of Race-1 Motor Speedway we're really looking forward to seeing the turnout once things get rolling in 2021. We have to thank Race-1 owners/promoters Andy and Sherry Watt for giving the RUSH racers this great opportunity to race there." As a reminder, RUSH racers can also participate at Shaffer Speedway in Aliquippa, Pa. once again on Wednesday nights in 2021. Race-1 is a 1/8-mile high-banked dirt oval with approximately 14 degrees of banking. The track, which is owned by Andy and Sherry Watt, is located seven miles from Interstate 80 off exit 101 at 152 Lines Rd., DuBois, PA 15801. This season will be the 24th at Race-1, which operates bi-weekly on Friday nights beginning in April. For more information, check out their website at www.race1info.com, their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wherefridayscomealive, and follow them on Twitter @race1speedway. 2021 RUSH Karting Series Point Funds: Amateur/Rookie: 1. $300 2. $150 3. $140 4. $130 5. $125 6. $120 7. $115 8. $110 9. $105 10. $100 Jr-1: 1. $400 2. $200 3. $175 4. $150 5. $140 6. $130 7. $120 8. $115 9. $110 10. $100 Jr-2: 1. $500 2. $300 3. $200 4. $175 5. $150 6. $145 7. $140 8. $135 9. $130 10. $125 Adult Flat: 1. $1,000 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $275 6. $250 7. $225 8. $210 9. $205 10. $200 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, 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 email@example.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Karting Series website is www.rushkarting.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushkartingseries and follow us on Twitter @RUSHKarting.
- Chunky Poodle adds flavor to USMTS campaign
WICHITA, Kansas (February 23)—Snacking like champions, the USMTS welcomes The Chunky Poodle to our family of marketing partners as the Official Cookie of the USMTS for the 2021 racing season. With the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's kicking off this Friday and Saturday with the 11th Annual Texas Spring Nationals at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, The Chunky Poodle will set the stage for our drivers as the USMTS hosts autograph sessions for fans at most of this year's events. The first Chunky Poodle Autograph Party of the 2021 campaign will be this Saturday. Next month, be sure to stop on by the USMTS trailer starting March 26 during King of America X at the Humboldt Speedway and grab some of these amazing cookies. They'll be available all season long. You won't be disappointed. For more information or to place an order, call Dani Givens at (316) 644-5394, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/thechunkypoodle. You might event find some samples at the trailer of USMTS competitor Brandon "The Cookie Monster" Givens who will be piloting the No. 2G Gressel Racing machine this season. With 36 nights of racing on the calendar, just the winners of those Summit USMTS National Championship 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, The Chunky Poodle, VP Racing Fuels, Wrisco Industries. USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: ARMI Contractors, Boomtest Well Service, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Hacienda Mechanical, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Miller Welders, Mtn Dew RISE Energy, PBM Performance Products, Rancho Milagro Racing, RHRSwag.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, 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, Hooker Harness, Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Penske Racing Shocks, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, 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.
- World of Outlaws Release Schedule Revisions for March and April
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series announced Tuesday schedule revisions for March into the first week of April after events in California, New Mexico, and Arizona were cancelled. Eight new events have been added to the 2021 calendar along with new dates for four events that were postponed.
- 4 FOR 44: Madden Stays Strong at Cherokee for Fourth Career Xtreme Win
Chris Madden was one green-white-checkered restart away from redemption at Cherokee Speedway. His last visit to the 3/8-mile oval, a home track to the Gray Court, SC-native, ended in shreds after a tire expired while leading in the closing laps of the 30th Blue Gray 100 in November. He was not about to let that happen again. Smokey started Sunday's Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Feature on the front row, got the jump on polesitter Ross Bailes out of Turn 2 and had led every lap before the caution flag was displayed three separate times in the final five laps for blown tires on Dennis Franklin, and top-five contenders Trent Ivey and Zack Mitchell with two laps remaining. As Madden paced around under yellow, the intensity was building as those watching from the track and on DIRTVision wondered if he could make it two more times around under green on his own tires. But inside the cockpit of his Drydene Rocket Chassis #44, Madden was cool as ice. When asked if he had recalled the unfortunate ending to his run at the Blue Gray 100 under caution, his answer was pleasantly straightforward. "No, because it was 40 laps this time," Madden said with a smile after the race. Turns out, he really did have no reason to worry. Madden's Hoosier Racing Tires had plenty of tread left on them as he picked up the throttle on the final restart and cruised to the $5,000 victory in the track's first running of the Frostbite 40. "My car was extremely good tonight. Not too tight, not too loose, we were pretty well-balanced," Madden said. While the better part of his cruise through the first 35 laps was mostly uneventful, Madden did have one scare when a lapped car spun around right in front of him heading into Turn 1, forcing him to take sudden evasive action to avoid major contact on Lap 7. "He was going one direction at one moment and came back across the racetrack in front of me. It was kind of a sketchy moment there for a minute. It wasn't that close, but it was too close for comfort," Madden said. After scoring the victory on Saturday night in the Series debut at Lake View Motor Speedway, Ross Bailes, of Clover, SC, ran another solid race aboard the Billy Hicks-owned #79 Longhorn Chassis to cross the stripe second. He chased Madden all race long but was unable to make up any ground on him, even after multiple restarts in the home stretch. "Tonight, I had a second-place car; I didn't have anything for Chris [Madden]," Bailes said. "He was way better than we were. I didn't think we were bad; he was just that much better." At one point, Bailes was running over four seconds behind Madden in traffic before the caution flew with four laps remaining. Even Bailes himself noted Madden's strength in traffic. "[Madden] got through lapped traffic way better than I did," Bailes said. "It's like he'd get up to a lapped car and was able to get underneath them and get by. It took me five or ten laps to get by one car. " Madden came into the weekend 17 points over nearest Kyle Strickler, who crossed the stripe Sunday in third. Madden now goes into the final round at Modoc Raceway next Saturday night 25 points ahead in the standings, looking for his second Xtreme championship in the first two seasons of activity. "We go to some of those places like [Modoc], and I'm not really good at those places," Madden said. "I needed a little bit of comfort before I went. Kyle [Strickler's] running extremely well right now." Another notable finish Sunday night was Stewart Friesen, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified and NASCAR Truck Series star, who placed fifth again after having to come out of the Last Chance Showdown. He won the 10-lap affair to punch his ticket into the main event, and starting 16th, advanced 11 spots of position to grabs his second-straight top-five in his first two starts with the tour. Don't miss the epic championship finale next Saturday night, Feb. 27, at Modoc Raceway in Modoc, SC, where the battle between Madden and Strickler will be decided, live on DIRTVision! ABBREVIATED RESULTS: (click for full results) Feature (40 Laps) 1. 44-Chris Madden [$5,000]; 2. 79-Ross Bailes [$2,500]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler [$1,700]; 4. 57-Adam Yarbrough [$1,400]; 5. 44F-Stewart Friesen [$1,200]; 6. 52-Josh Richeson [$1,000]; 7. 42K-Cla Knight [$800]; 8. 421-Anthony Sanders [$700]; 9. 17-Billy Franklin [$600]; 10. 2-Matthew Nance [$550]; 11. 17V-Tim Vance [$500]; 12. 88-Trent Ivey [$500]; 13. 57M-Zack Mitchell [$500]; 14. 24D-Michael Brown [$500]; 15. 29-Larry Grube [$500]; 16. 23-Michael Rouse [$500]; 17. 18D-Daulton Wilson [$500]; 18. 2F-Dennis Franklin [$500]; 19. O3-David Yandle [$500]; 20. 9-Johnny Pursley [$500]; 21. F1-Payton Freeman [$500]; 22. 18-Brett Hamm [$500]; 23. 6-Dillon Brown ; 24. 48-Kenny Collins  Hard Charger: 2-Matthew Nance[+13]
- Whelen Engineering Named "Official Emergency Lighting" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Batavia, OH (February 22, 2021) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce their partnership with Whelen Engineering Company, Inc, a global leader in the emergency warning industry. The "Official Emergency Lighting" of the series has every part of every product proudly designed and manufactured in America and tested on-site to meet the toughest industry certifications. Lucas Oil Late Model Series Director, Rick Schwallie could not be more thrilled about this partnership and what it will do for the series. "Whelen Engineering is the most trusted name in emergency lighting. Their vast product line of scene lights, emergency light heads, and light bars will vastly increase the visibility of our equipment on and off the race track." Founded in 1952 by George W. Whelen in his garage in Deep River, Connecticut, Whelen now encompasses two state-of-the-art facilities in Connecticut and New Hampshire. They have the largest design staff in the industry and over 1,200 employees, all dedicated to producing products that people count on when lives are on the line. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation (Whelen Aerospace Technologies - WAT), and Mass Notification industries worldwide. For more information about Whelen Engineering Company, Inc., visit www.whelen.com. #### About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2021, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 59 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com. 2021 Official Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners 2021 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Partners Include: Advanced Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Automotive Racing Products, Big River Steel, Bilstein, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, Brandon Ford, Brodix, Capital Race Cars, Cornett Racing Engines, CP Carrillo Pistons, DirtonDirt.com, 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, Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Wrisco Aluminum, Xcelydne Valvetrain, 5150 Race Trailers
- Tulare cancels February 27 event
Due to ongoing COVID regulations the Kings of Thunder headlined event this Saturday February 27th at Thunderbowl Raceway has been canceled.
- Purse increase announced for both nights of MLRA Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
WHEATLAND, MO. (Feb. 22, 2021) - Purses have been increased for the Lucas Oil MLRA season-opening 8th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com, which also marks the first special event of the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season. Lucas Oil MLRA Series Director Ernie Leftwich has announced that the MLRA feature on April 9 will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start, with the April 10 winner earning $10,000 with $600 to start. The Spring Nationals winners' shares originally were $3,000 and $5,000. "We're excited to kick off the season in a big way with the Spring Nationals doubleheader and add some extra money for our drivers to aim for," Leftwich said. "We already anticipated a tremendous field of competitors and now hopefully will gain even more with the purse increase." The qualifying format will be Group A and B time trials, both days. A practice session for all classes participating that weekend is scheduled for April 8 from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes will be $25 and the grandstands free to the public. The Diamond Bar will be open and concessions available on the pit side. The MLRA season schedule includes a slate of 27 events, in 12 venues across six Midwestern states. Drivers looking for additional details are encouraged to contact Leftwich at 417-309-3509 or email@example.com. Driver registration for the 2021 Lucas Oil MLRA can be found at MLRAracing.com under the Driver Dashboard tab on the website. Joining the MLRA Late Models at both nights of the MLRA Spring Nationals will be two members of Lucas Oil Speedway's Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series lineup: The Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds (running for $750 to win on Friday and $1,000 on Saturday) and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars (running for $500 to win on Friday and $750 on Saturday). Pit & spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. both race days with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:05. Friday admission: Adults (16 and over) $20 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17 Youth (ages 6-15) $10 Kids (5 & under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $35 Saturday admission: Adult (16 and over) $25 Senior (62 and over)/Military $22 Youth (ages 6-15) $10 Kids (5 & under) FREE Family Pass $60 Pit Pass $40 Lucas Oil Speedway's Open Test & Tune is set for March 27. 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, which crowns season 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. Fans also can use the online ticketing system. CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com # # # Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title. Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events. Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA. In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series features the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. 2021 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick "The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway Dixie Chopper "The Official Mowers of Lucas Oil Speedway" General Tire "The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Products "The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway MAVTV "The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway Optima Batteries "The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper "The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway RacingJunk.com "The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway Rugged Radios "The Official 2-Way Communications Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway Sunoco Race Fuels "The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway Super Clean "The Official Sponsor" of Lucas Oil Speedway 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: Advanced Automotive Repair, AM Pyrotechnics, Angler's Resort, Arizona Sport Shirts, Ash Grove Aggregates, Ball Tree Service, Benton County Tire, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Big O Tires, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Boone's BBQ Barn, Boubin Tire/American Racer, Branstetter & Lightfoot LLC, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Casey's General Stores, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Central Life Sciences, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, City Magnet, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar,DirtonDirt.com, Dixie Chopper, Eibach Springs, Evans Pipe & Steel Co., Farmers Insurance Agent Kristy Reynolds, 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. 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- USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET SLATE REVEALS 17 DATES FOR 2021
Speedway, Indiana (February 22, 2021).........A 17-race schedule for USAC's Midwest Regional Midget series has been set for the 2021 season at eight different dirt tracks throughout the states of Indiana and Illinois. The series kicks off on April 24 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., the first of two trips for the series to the 5/16-mile dirt oval with the return coming July 3 as part of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular, a doubleheader with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Three visits are marked for the series at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway on May 7, July 9 and the season finale on Oct. 22, with a trio of events also being staged at the newly refurbished Circle City Raceway on the southeast side of Indianapolis, Ind. on June 30, July 22 and Aug. 19. Four more tracks will host two events apiece, including Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway on June 25 and Sept. 17. The lone venture to the Land of Lincoln brings the series to Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill. on June 26 and July 10. Circus City Speedway in Peru, Ind. will host a pair on Aug. 14 and Oct. 2 while the series will race two at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, the first coming during the final night of Sprint Car Smackdown on Aug. 28, then again in the series' penultimate round on Oct. 15 at the Kokomo Klash. Paragon (Ind.) Speedway is the home for one event right as the calendar turns to July 1. Each event will utilize an open format, allowing both current National and SpeeD2 engines. Each feature race on the schedule will pay $1,200 to win and $125 to start along with tow money for non-qualifiers. All events on the schedule will pay points toward the USAC Midwest Regional Midget standings and a champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the season. Furthermore, USAC SpeeD2 licensed competitors will be eligible for bonuses and will earn points toward the USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder Midget Championship. The reigning USAC Midwest Regional Midget champion is Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. Feature events in 2020 were won by Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) at Lincoln Park and Paragon; Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.) at Circus City; Adam Taylor (Dwight, Ill.) at Gas City; Chase McDermand (Riverton, Ill.) at Circus City; and Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) at Kokomo. 2021 USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE: Apr 24: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN) May 7: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN) Jun 25: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) Jun 26: Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL) Jun 30: Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, IN) Jul 1: Paragon Speedway (Paragon, IN) Jul 3: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN) Jul 9: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN) Jul 10: Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL) Jul 22: Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, IN) Aug 14: Circus City Speedway (Peru, IN) Aug 19: Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, IN) Aug 28: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Sep 17: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) Oct 2 Circus City Speedway (Peru, IN) Oct 15: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Oct 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)
- Chris Windom To Make Cup Debut at the Bristol Dirt Track
Chris Windom will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut next month at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race, according to a RacinBoys article. Windom will bring the experience of being a USAC Midget ...
- Garrett Smith Ready To Tackle Busy Weekend
Young dirt late model racer Garrett Smith is set to embark upon a busy weekend of racing as he prepares to compete at two different tracks in two different race cars. The Georgia native will start his ...
- Flemington Speedway Historical Society cancels 2021 event
All of us at FSHS feel the responsible decision was made in canceling the premier A Look Back to Midget Racing event at the Dirt Track Heroes car show. -- FSHS president Dennis Tretter ...
- BACKSTRETCH BLITZ: Bailes Beats Nance After Lapped Traffic Mishap at Lake View
After setting quick time in Qualifying and winning his Heat Race, Matthew Nance was on a roll and found himself just 15 laps away from his first career Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Feature win in the tour's debut at Lake View Motor Speedway with Ross Bailes right on heels. Until he reached the backstretch. A lapped car suddenly slowed dramatically heading down the back straightaway. Nance, of Ronda, NC, was going full throttle behind him and made significant contact, leaving Ross Bailes with nowhere to go as he piled-in and spun around immediately after. "I don't know if [the lapped car] stopped or what, but Matthew got into him and then I just drilled him because I didn't have anywhere to go," Bailes, of Clover, SC, said. Blake Harris Photo The two retained their pre-caution-flag spots for the restart, as the yellow was thrown for the lapped car. Both leaders took body damage from the incident, but Nance was left with the worst. The nose of his Rum Runner Racing #2 had been considerably bent upward, and he was only 15 laps from the checkered with a limited ability to control his car. "When it got the nose knocked up in the air, it lets all the air under the car and it just lifts both the front tires up and you have no steer, so the only thing I had to drive with after that was just the gas and brake pedal," Nance said. The green dropped, and Bailes could taste the blood in the water. "I knew I wasn't going to pass [Nance] on the bottom. I knew that if I was going to win the race, I would have to pass him up top." One spot ahead, Nance knew his car was damaged. He did his best to change the way he drove it around the 4/10-mile, but he could only hold Bailes off for so long. "We held on as long as we could there until about five-to-go," Nance said. "I knew if just stayed on the bottom and kept trying to get the car to turn, don't get the tires hot and let Ross get under us, we'd make him work for it on the top. "But I [kept having to] slide the right-rear to steer, and when you start doing that, your tire starts wearing out in a hurry. It gets hot and you start having to slow down getting in on corner entry." Bailes made his decision quickly, but Nance found some strong reliance, holding the lead until Lap 34 when Bailes pulled the trigger and drove off to the $7,000 victory. "I got up high in [Turns] 3 & 4 one time and it felt pretty good, so I thought, 'well I'm going to charge in there even harder next time.' And sure enough, it stuck, and it was the move that won the race," Bailes said. Nance held on to second, marking his first career Xtreme podium. While he did score a career best finish, he was disappointed with the outcome of his incident while leading. Blake Harris Photo "It pretty much cost us the race tonight; we had a pretty good car until that. We knocked the nose up in the air and it just messed aero up on the car pretty bad," he said. Cla Knight, of North Augusta, SC, crossed the stripe in third, also marking his first career podium on the Xtreme circuit. Dustin Mitchell came home fourth while Stewart Friesen, the Super DIRTcar Series star and NASCAR Truck Series regular, drove a stellar race in his debut with the tour to finish fifth. Chris Madden, of Gray Court, SC, placed 8th and retained his Series points lead by 15 over second-place Kyle Strickler, who finished 7th. Round #5 of the 2020-21 Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series campaign hits the red clay of the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC, Sunday afternoon. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision! ABBREVIATED RESULTS (click for full results) Feature (40 Laps) 1. 79-Ross Bailes [$7,000]; 2. 2-Matthew Nance [$2,500]; 3. 42K-Cla Knight [$1,700]; 4. 32-Dustin Mitchell [$1,400]; 5. 44F-Stewart Friesen [$1,200]; 6. 18D-Daulton Wilson [$1,000]; 7. 8-Kyle Strickler [$800]; 8. 44-Chris Madden [$700]; 9. 88-Trent Ivey [$600]; 10. 19-Pearson Lee Williams [$550]; 11. 421-Anthony Sanders [$500]; 12. 24D-Michael Brown [$500]; 13. 15-Michael Marlowe [$500]; 14. 6-Chris Blackwell [$500]; 15. 16-Brian Nuttall [$500]; 16. O6-Christian Thomas [$500]; 17. 26JR-Jimmy Sharpe [$500]; 18. 20H-Bryson Harper [$500]; 19. 17V-Tim Vance [$500]; 20. 23-Michael Rouse [$500]; 21. 1-Willie Milliken [$500]; 22. 4-Kale Green [$500]; 23. 57-Adam Yarbrough [$500] Hard Charger: 15-Michael Marlowe[+4]
- Patriot Sprint Tour Adds Utica-Rome to the 2021 Schedule on September 5
As we inch closer to the start of the 2021 racing season, PST President Mike Emhof is continuing to make the final touches for this season's A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour season.
- Mark Smith Soars to Victory Sunday at Southern Raceway
Mark Smith picked up his second feature victory of the 2021 season Sunday afternoon at Southern Raceway.
- HOUSEHOLDER: Local fans, racers get good news about 2021 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek
Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek schedule has been set and there's good news for local racers and fans. Speedweek will move back to the 10-races-in-10-days schedule from a few years ago. Additionally ...
- Brewerton Speedway Sets May 7 Opener For Full 2021 Racing Slate
Forced to take the year off due to COVID restrictions, the speedway will roar back to life in 2021 with a full season of racing scheduled for the Oswego County bullring.
- Justin Sanders Sweeps ASCS Southwest At Central Arizona Speedway
Bryan Hulbert - CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (February 20, 2021) Making a late-race charge to keep his Saturday perfect, California's Justin Sanders wheeled the Bob Ream owned No. 8 to victory with the ASCS Southwest Region at Central Arizona Speedway. Justin's second trip to Victory Lane with the Arizona-based tour, the first 19 laps saw the field chasing New Mexico's Wes Wofford. Riding third the opening 11 circuits to the No. 115, Nick Parker's misfortune was Sanders advantage. Working through mid-race cautions, the No. 8 shot to the lead on Lap 20 and proceeded to gap the field by 3.678-seconds. Wes Wofford held on for second with JT Imperial making a nice run from eighth to complete the podium. Lorne Wofford was fourth with Alex Pettas in fifth from tenth. Following from 11th was Charles Davis, Jr. with Royal Jones in pursuit. Eric Wilkins from 17th made it to eighth with Mike Woodruff from 21st in ninth. Tuesday Calderwood crossed tenth. Heat Races paid $25 to win courtesy of Ron Gilson with cash going to Jayme Barnes, Justin Sanders, and Nick Parker. The Race Shack handed out gift certificates to the drivers who crossed last in each Heat Race as well. The 2021 season marks the 30th year of competition for the American Sprint Car Series. Spearheaded by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the ASCS Nation also includes 11 Regional Tours that encompass both wing and non-wing competition. For other news, notes, and information on any of the tours under the ASCS banner, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Southwest Region Central Arizona Speedway (Casa Grande, Ariz.) Saturday, February 20, 2021 Car Count: 21 Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Jayme Barnes; 2. 116-Vance Wofford; 3. 01-Royal Jones; 4. 47-Charles Davis Jr; 5. 12-Jesse Stone; 6. 44-Eric Wilkins; 7. 29-Cody Sickles Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Justin Sanders; 2. 19-Wes Wofford; 3. 18-Lorne Wofford; 4. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold; 5. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 6. 6-Logan Calderwood; 7. 71H-Robert Horsely Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 115-Nick Parker; 2. 2B-Billy Chester III; 3. 2-Alex Pettas; 4. 75-JT Imperial; 5. 3V-Jim Vanzant; 6. 4-Tuesday Calderwood; 7. 83-Mike Woodruff A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8-Justin Sanders; 2. 19-Wes Wofford; 3. 75-JT Imperial; 4. 18-Lorne Wofford; 5. 2-Alex Pettas; 6. 47-Charles Davis Jr; 7. 01-Royal Jones; 8. 44-Eric Wilkins; 9. 83-Mike Woodruff; 10. 4-Tuesday Calderwood; 11. 3V-Jim Vanzant; 12. 71H-Robert Horsely; 13. 115-Nick Parker; 14. 57-Jayme Barnes; 15. 6-Logan Calderwood; 16. 12-Jesse Stone; 17. 2B-Billy Chester III; 18. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold; 19. 29-Cody Sickles; 20. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 21. 116-Vance Wofford
- Tim Shaffer Wins USCS Feature at Southern Raceway
The Steel City Outlaw, Tim Shaffer from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania won Saturday night's USCS Winter Heat Series feature Saturday at Southern Raceway.
- Golobic Outlasts Macedo to Win Opening Night at Keller Auto Speedway
Shane Golobic opened the season in spectacular style winning a wild Kings of Thunder main event on Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds.
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