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Sides Motorsports Welcomes Shane Stewart to Team for DIRTcar Nationals
Sides Motorsports Welcomes Shane Stewart to Team for DIRTcar Nationals dirt track racing news
Winged sprint car veteran Shane Stewart is joining Sides Motorsports next week during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard.
Sams LaMountain Racing Finalizing Preparation for First Season on Road With ASCS National Tour
Sams LaMountain Racing Finalizing Preparation for First Season on Road With ASCS National Tour dirt track racing news
The start of a huge season for Danny Sams III is less than three weeks away.
SUCCESSFUL 2019 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; OVER $130,000 IN POINT FUNDS DISTRIBUTED
SUCCESSFUL 2019 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; OVER $130,000 IN POINT FUNDS DISTRIBUTED dirt track racing news
(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2020 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2019 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. A large number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $130,000 in cash was distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers. All told well over a quarter million dollar in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2019 season. The Sweeney RUSH Late Models had events at 23 different speedways in 2019 with over 350 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or tour events. The non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars completed year two number with growing car counts and more participation. Year six for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified season saw more cars participate than any other year. The Sweeney Pro Stocks continued in year five of their Weekly Series, while the fourth year Sweeney Pro Mods again produced great racing at Stateline and Old Bradford Speedways on a weekly basis. Crowned 2019 Sweeney Late Model champions were Jeremy Wonderling-Touring Series, Max Blair-National Weekly Series and "Summer Chase", Jakob Piper-"Futures Cup", and Chad Sines-Wheelman Bonus Event Challenge Series. In the Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars, Chad Ruhlman captured the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series crown again, while his son Kevin won the inaugural "Futures Cup" title. In the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, it was Garrett Krummert again taking both the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly & Touring Series titles, while David Kalb, Jr. won the Hovis "Futures Cup" and Cameron Nastasi the "Wheelman". Dennis Lunger, Jr. won the Sweeney Pro Mod Weekly Series Championship once again. Tyler Dietz captured the Sweeney Pro Stock title for the second straight year. All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, large championship checks thanks to Ontime Body & Graphic, inscribed RUSH championship jackets, and Hoosier championship jackets Jeremy Wonderling of Wellsville, NY edged out Touring Series newcomer Kyle Lukon to earn the $5,000 Tour title for the second time in three years of trying. Wonderling started the year off strong at the "Battle of the Bay" presented by Wehrs Machine finishing in the top 11 all three nights against a fields of 40-53 cars each night. Wonderling returned home and went on a tear winning three straight Tour races in his home state. Wonderling had a tough stretch with four finishes of 12th or worse in a five-race span; however, his runner-up in the finale at Lernerville for the second straight year allowed him to cop the title- this time by one over Lukon, whose three wins at Pittsburgh were worth $18,800! Max Blair left Saturday's banquet once again as RUSH's top point fund earner garnering $9,000. Despite again focusing his efforts on his Super Late Model program, Blair again won enough and was efficient enough to capture the National Weekly Series & Pace Performance Summer Chase titles for the Late Model division. In addition, Blair finished eighth in the Touring Series thanks to six wins and two runner-ups as he knocked down $27,250 in those eight starts. The third generation racer led the way with 18 wins with those coming at seven different tracks. Blair finished in the top five in all 26 races he competed in! The 30-year-old Centerville, Pa. driver's $5,000 National Weekly Series Championship was his fifth in seven years also winning in 2013, 2015-2016, 2018. His $3,000 Summer Chase title was also his fifth in seven years as he also won titles in 2013 and now four straight years from 2016 on! In his fourth year of trying, Jakob Piper became the latest to enshrine his name as a "Futures Cup" Champion. He was able to record top 10 finishes at five different speedways including, but really made a statement at his home track, Winchester. There he was able to record eight top 5s and an impressive 14 top 10s in 15 starts. He also picked up a win on June 8. Piper earned $500 for his "Futures Cup" efforts alone joining past champs Ryan Montgomery, Nico Dabecco, Michael Lake, Eric Wilson, Clinton Hersh, Wyatt Scott, Devin Brannon, and David Pangrazio. In his second year on the Touring Series, Chad Sines finished 12th in points and won his first "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series title. The Orwell, Ohio driver won two of the non-qualifier races including the $400 one at the "Bill Hendren Memorial" and the finale at Lernerville that propelled him to the $300 title. In addition to the above point funds, the top five in RUSH member points at each of the 14 RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned track shared in $800 cash ($300,200,100,50) as part of the "Track Pack" Weekly Bonus Program. One of the biggest stories throughout the region in 2018 was not only that veteran and versatile racer, Chad Ruhlman, was getting into a Sprint Car, but in the end the success he would have. Ruhlman won the inaugural title thanks to 15 victories; and even though he didn't win as much in 2019, he was still the driver to beat. The Erie, Pa. racer captured 10 wins in route to his second straight $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series title. His son, Kevin, meanwhile beat out Nolan Groves to win the inaugural $300 "Futures Cup" championship. It was quite the year for the first year Sprint Car driver as he finished in the top 5 at six of the seven tracks he raced at. All told, Kevin had 8 top 5s and 12 top 10s. His best finish was a third at Genesee, Pittsburgh, and Sharon. In 2018, Garrett Krummert simply wanted to race more thus was why he decided to team up with Jerry Schaffer in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in route to their championship. And while the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. racer continued to focus his efforts on the Big-Block Modifieds in 2019, Krummert was spot on every time the #10s hit the track. In 15 races, Krummert never finished worse than fourth. He won a total of six times including three at Sharon and three at Pittsburgh with three of those wins coming in Tour races. At the "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" Tour race at Pittsburgh, Krummert won a record $2,200 along with another $600 in contingencies. Krummert earned $3,800 in championship monies, and joins Greg Martin as the only repeat Weekly Series Champions and the only driver to win multiple Tour Championships. All young racers strive to improve each year. And that's something David Kalb, Jr. has certainly done each of his three years in the RUSH Sportsman Mods. In 2017, the go-kart standout finished fourth in the Futures Cup, 17th in Weekly, and 19th in Touring. In 2018, he finished second in the Futures Cup, tied for 14th in Weekly, and was 11th in Touring. The 2019 season was another improvement for the 17-year-old Aurora, Ohio racer as he recorded seven top 10 finishes including a pair of fourths at Raceway 7 and a pair of fifth at Sharon, which would propel him to 13th in Weekly, 10th in Touring, but more importantly the "Futures Cup" crown. Kalb also added two wins in the "Wheelman" Series races at Sharon. Speaking of the "Wheelman", thanks to Ohio Intra Express, C&R Tire, and Sharon Speedway, a non-winners race was held nightly in 2019 for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Cameron Nastasi competed in all 11 races with three top 5s including a victory on August 3. The 21-year-old Hubbard, Ohio driver earned an additional $300 from RUSH for his "Wheelman" championship. The RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Champion is no stranger to RUSH competing over the years in the Late Model division with lots of accolades. In 2017, Dennis Lunger, Jr. decided to return to his E-Mod roots as he'd do double duty on most nights racing both the Late Model and Pro Mod for car owner Rueben Schwartz where he'd go on to win the RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series title. 2018 and 2019 was much of the same though this time Lunger did double duty with his Open E-Mod and the Pro Mod winning both track titles for both years at Stateline. Lunger was again the top winner in the Pro Mods at six and never finished worse than fourth all season long. Those statistics allowed the 51-year-old Albion, Pa. racer to easily become the $3,500 Weekly Series Champion for the third straight year. For the second straight year, Tyler Dietz garnered the RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Championship. The 30-year-old Saxonburg, Pa. driver had an impressive stat line with 11 podium finishes in 13 starts at Lernerville including four wins. In addition, for the first time Dietz earned the Lernerville track championship- something he had dreamed of since growing up as a child at Lernerville. The highlight of the banquet was the special awards ceremony. The Series' major sponsors, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, and Bonnell's Rod Shop were each recognized with a special appreciation plaque for their continued support of the Series. Also, new marketing partner, Zarin Truck & Automotive, was awarded a sponsorship appreciation plaque for his presenting sponsorship of the new "$500 Club" in addition to presenting the "Jook George Steel City Classic". His son Logan was in his second year of RUSH racing and competed on the Tour as well weekly at Pittsburgh. He finished sixth in Tour points along with fifth in both RUSH member points at Pittsburgh and in the "Futures Cup". Rueben Schwartz was awarded the 2019 RUSH "Car Owner of the Year". Schwartz has been involved with Dennis Lunger, Jr. since 2003 first as a sponsor then transitioned to a car owner in 2006. The duo had prior success in the RUSH Late Model division before focusing on the RUSH Pro Mod. Lunger won his third straight $3,500 Pro Mod Weekly Series title and has won 28 RUSH-sanctioned Pro Mod events during that stretch. Schwartz's wife Kim passed away in October and Lunger has been really struggling of late with medical issues and wasn't able to attend the banquet. Schwartz gave an emotional, heartfelt speech imploring attendees to stop and appreciate their time with their loved ones before it's too late. Three "Miles Traveled" awards were doled out. When the RUSH Late Model Tour kicked off last April at the "Battle of the Bay", three young racers ranging in age from 16 to 22 would begin a journey that would take them to 14 different speedways in five states and a Canadian province. Although they all had various types of racing experience under their belts, nothing compared to the journey they embarked on. With a strong family bond and their parents by their side, Ryan Frazee, Braeden Dillinger, and Michael Duritsky, Jr. took on the Tour. All three live in southwest Pennsylvania and fulfilled their commitment of following the Tour to all 16 events. This included a trip to the East Coast during the "Battle of the Bay", three trips to New York, and most impressively a trip to Quebec to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway. The Quebec adventure was roughly a 1400-mile, 22-hour roundtrip for each of these racers! RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair and also previewed the upcoming 2020 season, which will be a historic season. The RUSH Late Model Touring Series point fund will nearly double with $12,000 going to the champion. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series point fund for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will increase by 36% with $3,500 going to the champion. Raceway 7 will run a bi-weekly schedule of events on Friday night. There will also be a $2,500 "Route 7 Rumble" point fund presented by Wedge Motorsports for the Raceway 7 and Sharon RUSH Mod events. The RUSH Sprint Cars will have a strong schedule of events and the RUSH Pro Mods will see events at new venues in 2020. Ken Potter photographed the event. 2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Top 12 Driver Points: 1. Jeremy Wonderling 1241 2. Kyle Lukon 1240 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1201 4. Braeden Dillinger 1171 5. Ryan Frazee 1143 6. Logan Zarin 1091 7. Bill Kessler 1047 8. Max Blair 866 9. Jason Genco 787 10. Kyle Murray 765 11. Chad Sines 702 12. John Waters 681. 2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. Max Blair 1344 2. Logan Roberson 1334 3. Matt Hill 1333 4. Jeremy Wonderling 1330 5. Chad Homan 1329 6. Darrell Bossard & Matt Latta 1326 8. Kyle Zimmerman 1322 9. Jason Genco 1314 10. Kurt Stebbins 1309 11. Scott Gurdak 1307 12. Sparky White 1306 13. Darren Alvey 1305 14. Derek Magee 1299 15. Dale Hollidge 1298 16. Devin Brannon 1297 17. Chris Fleming 1285 18. Jason Knowles 1282 19. J.J. Mazur 1280 20. Ben Policz 1279 21. John Waters & Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1278 23. Jimmy Johnson & David Pangrazio 1275 25. Breyton Santee 1274 26 Jakob Piper & Joe Warren 1271 28. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 1270 29. Chuck Bowie 1268 30. Damian Bidwell & Tyler Reed 1267 32. Ward Schell 1265 33. Kevan Cook 1261 34. Dale Caswell & Brian Knowles 1259 36. John Mollick & Sam Pennacchio 1252 38. Jeremy Pilkerton 1251 39. Brett Belden 1250 40. Levi Crowl 1249. 2019 Pace Performance "Summer Chase" Late Model Top 10 Points: 1. Max Blair 114.65 2. Darrell Bossard 112.7 3. Matt Latta 111.28 4. Scott Gurdak 110.57 5. Kyle Zimmerman 110.31 6. Chad Homan 110.29 7. Jason Genco 110.09 8. Devin Brannon 109.83 9. Sparky White 109.79 10. Matt Hill 109. 2019 Late Model "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Jakob Piper 1271 2. Jeremy Pilkerton 1251 3. Kyle Murray 1246 4. Ryan Frazee 1223 5. Logan Zarin 1212 6. Max Hill 1194 7. Jacob Peterson 1166. 2019 "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Late Model Champion: Chad Sines 480. 2019 Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Chad Ruhlman 1321 2. Zach Morrow 1310 3. Brian Woodhall 1297 4. Jeremy Weaver 1280 5. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 6. Brandon Blackshear 1243 7. Shawn Smith 1227 8. Andy Feil 1208 9. Arnie Kent 1208 10. Brad Blackshear 1207 11. Steve Pedley 1194 12. Dave Hawkins 1185 13. Matt Sherlock III 1174 14. Brian Hartzell 1171 15. Tyler Powell 1142 16. Brian Ruhlman 959 17. Nolan Groves 850 18. Brandon Hawkins 775 19. John Mollick 763 20. Scott Hawkins 673. 2019 RUSH Sprint Car "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Kevin Ruhlman 1251 2. Nolan Groves 850. 2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 1326 2. Rob Kristyak & Chas Wolbert 1326 4. Kole Holden 1296 5. Tony Tatgenhorst 1263 6. Jim Rasey 1255 7. Josh Deems 1237 8. Chelsie Kriegisch 1199 9. Kyle Martell 1189 10. Jacob Jordan 1183 11. Gary Haupt 1175 12. Jessica Kriegisch 1172 13. David Kalb, Jr. 1163 14. Greg Porter 1154 15. Amelia Clay 1132 16. Clayton Deems 1131 17. Cameron Nastasi 1125 18. Preston Cope 1109 19. Calvin Clay 1107 20. Jacob Wolfe 939. 2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 588 2. Jim Rasey 557 3. Rob Kristyak 548 4. Chas Wolbert 538 5. Kole Holden 535 6. Kyle Martell 503 7. Jacob Jordan 483 8. Greg Porter 482 9. Tony Tatgenhorst 441 10. David Kalb, Jr. 323. 2019 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Points: 1. David Kalb, Jr. 1163 2. Nathen McDowell 701. 2019 RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Top 5 Points: 1. Cameron Nastasi 995 2. Amelia Clay 993 3. Tony Tatgenhorst 913 4. Clayton Deems 909 5. Greg Porter 869. 2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1321 2. Chad Carlson 1294 3. Adam Ashcroft 1293 4. Nate Hartzell 1246 5. C.J. Irons 1235 6. Vaughn Nystrom & Jarrod Silvis 1187 8. Brian Mohawk 1182 9. Michael Johnstone 1175 10. Nick Mohawk 1088 11. Scott Gurdak 1053 12. Steve Dixon 936 13. Justin Carlson 693 14. Jeramy Williams 492. 2019 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Points: 1. Tyler Dietz 1310 2. Corey McPherson 1300 3. Ryan Moyer 1285 4. Jason Fontaine & Joey Zambotti III 1255 6. Mike Bordt 1210 7. Brett McDonald 1203 8. Terry Young 1189 9. Chase Lambert 1185 10. Dale Tuche 1179. RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance 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, 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, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, 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 Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. 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Show-Me 100 ticket renewal deadline nears for Lucas Oil Speedway premier event
Show-Me 100 ticket renewal deadline nears for Lucas Oil Speedway premier event dirt track racing news
WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 27, 2020) - Fans who purchased reserved three-day passes for last year's Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com have until the end of this week to renew them through the Lucas Oil Speedway office. The 28th annual Show-Me 100 is set for May 21-23 with both individual daily reserved tickets and three-day passes going on sale to the general public on Feb. 3, according to Admissions Director Nichole McMillan. "It's getting down to crunch time for those fans who want the same seat locations they've had in the past," McMillan said, noting that even though last year's event was postponed after storm damage those who had purchased reserved tickets have first rights to those this year. "If they haven't renewed and plan to do so, time is running short. Starting next Monday, Feb. 3, those tickets will be released to the general public. We always have a rush on orders when those open up." Fans wanting to renew can call McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or reach her by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can use those contacts to purchase the tickets when they go on sale to the general public next Monday. The three-day passes are $100 and offer the comfort of the high-back, stadium-style seats and prime viewing on the top few rows of the front straightaway. The Show-Me 100 weekend features the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA, plus Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds. Action kicks off on May 21 with the "Cowboy Classic" headlining the program, with a $6,000-to-win, $600-to-start main event which also enables drivers to earn valuable points toward starting position into the night-night main event. The "Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson" on May 22 also will see a $6,000-to-win feature with more points earned for the starting lineup the next night. Full USRA Modified programs also are scheduled each night. The May 25 program includes B Mains, the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge and the 100-lap, $30,000-to-win main event along with a $1,200-to-win USRA Modified feature. The daily ticket breakdown for Show-Me 100 weekend: May 21: $25 general admission adults, $22 seniors (62 and up) and military; $10 youth (ages 6-15); FREE kids (ages 5-and-under); $60 family pass; $100 three-day reserved; $35 pit pass, $100 3-day pit pass. May 22: $25 general admission adults, $22 seniors (62 and up) and Military; $10 youth (ages 6-15); FREE kids (ages 5-and-under); $60 family pass; $100 three-day reserved; $35 pit pass, $100 3-day pit pass. May 23: $35 general admission adults, $32 seniors (62 and up) and Military; $10 youth (ages 6-15); FREE kids (ages 5-and-under); $80 family pass; $100 three-day reserved; $40 pit pass, $100 3-day pit pass. McMillan reminded ticket buyers that three-day reserved tickets are non-refundable. Pit passes are not a part of the reserved-seat package and pit passes cannot be exchanged or used toward purchase of the reserved-seat package. However, there is a three-day pit pass that includes general admission seating in addition to pit-area access. Meanwhile, individual reserved tickets go on sale for all the other big events starting on Feb. 3 as well. Among those: The 9th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown (May 2), Inaugural Drag Boat Spring Nationals (May 15-17), Inaugural Summer Thunder on Lake Lucas (June 13-14), Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride (June 26-27), 14th annual CMH Diamond Nationals (July 18), 11th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment (Aug. 1), 4th annual Off Road Shootout (Aug. 21-23), Lucas Oil MLRA Ron Jenkins Memorial Presented by Rugged Radio (Sept. 5), Diamond Drag Boat Nationals (Sept. 5-6), 10th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (Sept. 17-19), Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals (Sept. 25-26), 7th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt (Oct. 1-3), 7th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals (Oct. 8-10) and O'Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Monster Truck Show-Eve of Destruction (Oct. 24). The Lucas Oil Speedway season kicks off with the Open Test and Tune on March 28, with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opening night set for April 4 with action in all four divisions - Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks. Season passes for 2020, along with gift cards which can be redeemed in any department of the speedway, are now available. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 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 Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. 2020 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick "The Official Truck" 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 Spartan Mowers "The Official Mower of Lucas Oil Speedway" Sunoco Race Fuels "The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway 2020 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: Advanced Automotive Repair, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Angler's Resort, Arizona Sport Shirts, Ash Grove Aggregates, 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, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Central Life Sciences, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar, Cook Auction, Crappie Hole Bar & Grill, Croft Trailer Supply, Inc.; DirtonDirt.com, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Evans Pipe & Steel Co., Farmer's State Bank, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, 54 Buildings and More, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Happy Trails RV Center, 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, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kenny Carroll Excavating, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, McClaren, Merck Animal Health, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri One Call System, Missouri Welding Institute (MWI), Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, PFI Western Store, Petro Stopping Centers, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Presto-X, ProThings Apparel, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Rhine Ag, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm LLC, SBU Athletics, Safety Kleen, Schlesselman Fencing, Schultz Tractor, Scott Furniture, Shadow Lake Golf Course, Sidetrack RV Park, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Spartan Mowers, Stillwater Resort, Stover Milling, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Superior Products, Tom & Jenn's Discount Cigarettes & Liquor, Town Video, Travel Centers of America, US Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV, Wheatland Motel, Western Emporium, Wheeler & Sons Livestock Auction, White's Marine Center, Whitetail Trophy Hunt, Wild Animal Safari, Windsor Livestock Auction, Wrisco Industries.
Tremont, Hackel Feted at Devil's Bowl Speedway-King of Dirt Banquet - Rogers receives John Bruno Award
Tremont, Hackel Feted at Devil's Bowl Speedway-King of Dirt Banquet - Rogers receives John Bruno Award dirt track racing news
RUTLAND, Vt. - A jam-packed room of more than 330 guests celebrated as the 2019 stock car racing season was officially wrapped up for Devil's Bowl Speedway and the King of Dirt Racing (KOD) Crate Modified Series on Saturday, January 25. The event, which was held at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., included a red-carpet reception, live driver interviews on social media, and awards for more than 65 top drivers and racing personalities. Point fund bouses distributed approached $28,000 in total. West Sand Lake, N.Y., veteran Kenny Tremont Jr. collected a record-extending 10th Devil's Bowl Speedway championship, pocketing $5,000 for his title in the headline Pepsi Sportsman Modified division. His father, Ken Tremont Sr., was honored for his 12th Devil's Bowl crown as a car owner - his first came in 1970. Adam Pierson, Frank Hoard III, Tanner Siemons, and Jim Ryan completed the top five in the point standings. Fourth-generation racer Bobby Hackel earned the KOD championship in his first attempt at chasing the tour's schedule; the Rensselaer, N.Y., driver was also named the King of Dirt Racing "Driver of the Year." Hackel clinched the championship by just seven points over Vince Quenneville, followed by Brian Calabrese, Tony Ballestero, and Joey Scarborough. Hackel collected a cool $2,500 for his efforts. Sixteen-year-old Johnny Bruno of Castleton, Vt., grabbed the championship hardware and $1,200 in Devil's Bowl's O'Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman division, taking the title in his first year driving a Modified. James Hanson, Anthony Warren, Adam Piper, and Matt Bilodeau rounded out the top five. West Rutland, Vt.'s Scott FitzGerald walked across the stage as a champion for the first time in his 30-year career, taking the Super Stock title. Chris Murray was the runner-up ahead of Andrew FitzGerald - the champion's son - and rookies Mark Norris and Cam Gadue. Sophomore Mini Stock driver Craig Kirby was recognized as his division's champion; the St. Albans, Vt., racer was out of state on business, so his girlfriend, Karissa Macomber, stepped in on his behalf to deliver a heartfelt speech. Jake Barrows, Shawn Moquin, rookie David Sartwell-Cornell, and Tim Simonds rounded out the top five. Evan Roberts of Fletcher, Vt., took the Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint championship to become the youngest Devil's Bowl Speedway champion at 13 years, 5 months, and 6 days. The rookie held off twin brothers Shawn and John McPhee, Samantha Mulready, and Cody O'Brien. Will Hull of Plainfield, Vt., who was also away on business, was recognized as the track's 360 Sprint Car champion after a dominant run in that division's four-race mini-series. Many special annual awards were presented for both Devil's Bowl and KOD. Butch Rogers of Castleton, Vt., received the John Bruno Award - Devil's Bowl Speedway's most prestigious honor - in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to stock car racing while maintaining high standards of conduct and respect. Rogers, who received a lengthy standing ovation, was a champion Late Model driver in the 1970s and 1980s and remains active at the speedway as a sponsor and crew member for driver Billy Lussier. Devil's Bowl Speedway owner Alayne Bruno was given the track's Award of Excellence for her commitment to the immediate success and future growth of Devil's Bowl Speedway. Mrs. Bruno, who was taken by complete surprise during the presentation, received perhaps the most enthusiastic ovation of the evening and thanked the racing community for its years of support. The King of Dirt Racing Hall of Honors inducted two new members: Series founders Rob Hazer and his father, Brev Hayes. Though neither was able to attend the event, their announcement was well-received by the crowd. They have stepped back from racing operations but will be forever enshrined for their efforts in building King of Dirt Racing, which, to date, has held 61 races and crowned 11 champions across three divisions in just five short years. The KOD Award of Excellence was presented to the staff of Elmo's Speed & Supply in Burnt Hills, N.Y., which serves as the Official Parts Distributor for both King of Dirt and Devil's Bowl. Elmo and Chris Reckner accepted the award to much applause. King of Dirt Racing's special awards also included the fan-voted Most Popular Driver Award and the Bicknell Racing Products "Top Warrior" laurels, both of which went to Brian Calabrese. The Memorable Moment award was presented to Joey Scarborough, and Mike Fisher received the Ultimate Underdog award. Devil's Bowl staff member Josh Richards was the popular recipient of the track's Dedication Award for his tireless efforts, which include facility maintenance, track surface preparation, and several race-day positions. Rookie of the Year honors were presented to Sportsman Modified driver Joey Roberts and his son, Evan, the 500cc Mini Sprint champion, as well as Super Stock driver Mark Norris and Mini Stock racer David Sartwell-Cornell. Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald took the KOD Crate Modified Series Newcomer of the Year award. Devil's Bowl Speedway Sportsmanship awards, which are decided by a blind vote of drivers and officials, went to Sportsman Modified driver Jim Ryan, Limited Sportsman champion Johnny Bruno, Super Stock champion Scott FitzGerald, Mini Stock rookie Katrina Bean, and 500cc Mini Sprint champion Evan Roberts. Frank Hoard III won the Sportsmanship award for King of Dirt Racing. The Devil's Bowl Most Improved Driver honors, also decided by vote, went to Sportsman Modified driver Marty Kelly III, 500cc Mini Sprint rookie Mia Koponen, and multi-award winners Bruno, Norris, and Bean. Devil's Bowl Speedway has announced that its 54th stock car racing season will open on Sunday, May 17. The full Devil's Bowl schedule and the King of Dirt Racing Crate Modified Series schedule, which is expected to include some new events in 2020, will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or www.KingofDirtRacing.com, or call (802) 265-3112. DEVIL' S BOWL SPEEDWAY/KING OF DIRT RACING BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington, Rutland, Vt. Saturday, January 25, 2020 DEVIL' S BOWL SPEEDWAY AWARD WINNERS John Bruno Award: · Butch Rogers, Castleton, Vt. Award of Excellence: · Alayne Bruno, Castleton, Vt. Dedication Award: · Josh Richards, Castleton, Vt. Track Champions: · Pepsi Sportsman Modified - Ken Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y. · O'Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman - Johnny Bruno, Castleton, Vt. · Super Stock - Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt. · Mini Stock - Craig Kirby, St. Albans, Vt. · Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint - Evan Roberts, Fletcher, Vt. · 360 Sprint Car - Will Hull, Plainfield, Vt. Rookies of the Year: · Pepsi Sportsman Modified - Joey Roberts, Fletcher, Vt. · Super Stock - Mark Norris, Benson, Vt. · Mini Stock - David Sartwell-Cornell, Highgate Springs, Vt. · Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint - Evan Roberts, Fletcher, Vt. Sportsmanship Awards: · Pepsi Sportsman Modified - Jim Ryan, Shoreham, Vt. · O'Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman - Johnny Bruno, Castleton, Vt. · Super Stock - Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt. · Mini Stock - Katrina Bean, Benson, Vt. · Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint - Evan Roberts, Fletcher, Vt. Most Improved Driver Awards: · Pepsi Sportsman Modified - Marty Kelly III, North Bennington, Vt. · O'Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman - Johnny Bruno, Castleton, Vt. · Super Stock - Mark Norris, Benson, Vt. · Mini Stock - Katrina Bean, Benson, Vt. · Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint - Mia Koponen, Ludlow, Vt. KING OF DIRT RACING CRATE MODIFIED SERIES AWARD WINNERS Champion: · Bobby Hackel, Renssealer, N.Y. Newcomer of the Year: · Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald, Gansevoort, N.Y. Hall of Honors: · Rob Hazer, Fonda, N.Y. · Brev Hayes, Fonda, N.Y. Award of Excellence: · Elmo's Speed & Supply, Burnt Hills, N.Y. Driver of the Year: · Bobby Hackel, Renssealer, N.Y. Sportsmanship Award: · Frank Hoard III, Manchester Center, Vt. Most Popular Driver: · Brian Calabrese, Johnstown, N.Y. Bicknell Racing Products "Top Warrior" Award: · Brian Calabrese, Johnstown, N.Y. Memorable Moment Award: · Joey Scarborough, Brandon, Vt. Ultimate Underdog Award: · Mike Fisher, Castleton, Vt.
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