It's now time for the 2015 Eastern Sprint Car Calendar Door Prize winners.
They are as follows:
Tim Garber – Thomasville, PA – 10 free Go Kart Rides to Allen's Speedway
Lori Altland – Hanover, PA - $20.00 Gift Certificate to Hampton Diner
Sam Lighty – New Freedom, PA – A set of Racing Flags
Thank you to everyone who supported and purchased the 2015 Eastern Sprint Car Calendar.
STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" POINT SCORER
Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the track. The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship now gears up for its next race, April 4, at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.
ATLANTA, Feb. 28 — Race fans can now listen to top racing radio shows 24/7 on RaceDay Nation, a brand-new, free show on the popular iHeartRadio App.
"There are many great racing shows available, but they can be hard to find and they're always on at different times," noted Rob D'Amico, RaceDay Nation's creator and host of RACEDAY on FOX Sports Radio. "RaceDay Nation on iHeartRadio solves that problem by providing the best in motorsports entertainment all in one easy-to-find place, with on-demand access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"I wanted to build on the RaceDay brand and bring the next evolution of radio to fans by giving them 24/7 access to the best racing shows on the planet," explained D'Amico.
(Gibsonton, Florida)...Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday's 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season in the penultimate race of "Winter Dirt Games VI."
The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flag stand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott.
Sponsorship in Sprint Car racing is a dicey proposition. Even if you are a high-profile team, there are no guarantees. Kasey Kahne Racing has felt the bite. And in turn, so has up-and-coming World of Outlaws regular Cody Darrah. In an interview with PennLive at the end of January, KKR spokesman Justin Adams announced that Darrah -- a teammate of Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet -- would run a part-time World of Outlaws schedule in 2015.
Now, it looks like Darrah will be going in a different direction as the 2015 racing season gets ready to kick into full swing. Darrah will not be with KKR this season. Instead, the Red Lion driver will compete in a family-owned car with Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit Champions Series full time. "Cody didn't know how many races he was going to run or where," said Joe Darrah, who is purchasing equipment from KKR for this season.
"Doing this, we can keep him racing good races against good guys in basically the same fomat. We really think the All Stars are going in a good direction for the future."
(Gibsonton, Florida)...Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.
With two events remaining in "Winter Dirt Games" at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a chance at the "Triple Crown Challenge" posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features.
– IN MEMORY OF FOUNDER, ARMIN HOSTETTER
Harrisburg, PA (02/22/15) – The 37th Annual Motorama was a success despite several inches of snow falling during the event on Saturday. The competition was still fierce as racers competed across the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Fans cheered on their favorite racers and enjoyed a variety of show cars and races cars that were on display.
Prior to the arenacross finals on Saturday, the entire Hostetter family was called to the arena where they were introduced to the crowd. Announcer, John Krall shared with the spectators Armin Hostetter's involvement in creating this event. Armin was in attendance for every Motorama until last year, when his health prevented him from being able to move about the complex. Peggy Keller, named 2011 PA State Senior Idol, sang a beautiful and touching rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" in honor of Armin.
Industry leader to present 'Hard Luck" award during marquee event
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – February 26, 2015 – Sometimes, luck makes all the difference in the racing world.
With that in mind, Kolten Gouse Promotions has teamed up with Maxwell Industries, a manufactuer of shock dynos, to present the National Open Hard Luck award. The prize, a $2,000 gift certificate towards the purchase of a shock dyno, will be given to a driver who is determined to have had some hard luck during the feature event on Saturday, October 3rd.
"I want to thank Steve Watt from Maxwell Industries for coming on board and putting together this program with us to give back to our race teams," said Kolten Gouse, operator of Kolten Gouse Promotions. "Our charity event has always been geared towards Injured drivers charities, and to have Steve come on board and want to put together awards to help race teams is a huge credit to his dedication to our sport"."
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 2/24/15 – Snow cover and a forecast of temperatures below freezing the remainder of the week have forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to postpone the 2015 Season-opening Icebreaker 30 for 410 sprints back another week until Sat., March 7th. Gates open at noon, racing at 2 PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
EAST BAY "SWEEP" NEXT TARGET FOR AMSOIL SPRINT STARS; BALLOU, BACON, DARLAND (#23) POST OCALA VICTORIES
Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval. The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports is preparing for the next challenge following a strong start to the season. Danny Lasoski and the Muddy No. 2 team recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and three top 10s during the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida a week ago. The team spent most of last week and will devote this week to getting ready for a trip to Las Vegas, where it will compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series March 4-5 for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.
NEWS & NOTES
The green flag for the 2015 HPD USAC Midget season will drop for the first time this season on Saturday, February 28 when the USAC Honda HPD Western Pavement Midgets visit Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu, Ariz. In the series' only 2014 visit to the scenic, 1/4-mile paved oval in western Arizona, Bryant Dawson, of Phoenix, Ariz. passed former Honda USAC Western Midget champion Wally Pankratz on lap two and led the remaining 49 laps en route to the feature win.
(Ocala, Florida)...Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series. The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile "D"-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of "Winter Dirt Games VI" which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
Point Fund Reinstated for 2015 Season
It's been several years since the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has been able to offer a point fund to its competitors. In season's past, the ARDC membership decided to put its available funds into the purse and dissolve the fund point at that time. Now, thanks to the support of Hyper Racing, a point fund will be established for the 2015 ARDC season.
PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Australia for two more weekends of racing, Kerry Madsen returned to his winning ways, as he won the World Series Sprint Cars Grand Final at the Motorplex in Perth, WA Saturday night. "It is great to get back to Western Australia, and score a win," Madsen said. "We got our US season off to a great season the last two weeks, and it is great to come back over to Australia and continue have awesome speed."
Timing the American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in 12th fastest in time trials, Madsen went on to pick up a pair of fourth place finishes in heat race action, qualifying him for the Shootout. Muscling his way to the shootout win, Madsen would line up for the 30-lap feature event on the front row, and he would simply never look back.
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- USAC RESULTS 02-20-15
- Outlaws Race West on March 4-5 for FVP Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas
- Shark Racing Solid at World of Outlaws Season-Opening DIRTcar Nationals
- Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Get World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Campaign Underway
- ROLLER COASTER: McMahan Ends DIRTcar Nats on High Note
- Gravel Shows Great Speed at DIRTCar Nationals
- Sides Scores Four Top 10s During DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park
- SCHATZ LEADS J&J BRIGRADE IN DIRTCAR NATIONALS
- Ice Breaker Canceled
- OCALA SPRINT TIMETABLE MOVED BACK ONE DAY
- PHILLIPSBURG MALL EVENT TO OPEN MARCH 1 AND RUN THROUGH MARCH 7
- Tough Going in Outlaw Opening Weekend at Volusia
- "The Icebreaker" On Deck for Cory Haas Business As Usual for Haas in 2015
- Mad Man Shows Speed at DIRTCar Nationals
- 14-RACE MIDWEST HPD MIDGET THUNDER SLATE ANNOUNCED
- More sponsors added to Dirt Track Heros Car Show
- USAC NEWS 02-16-15
- LARSON MARKS RACING POSTS TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN FLORIDA
- Gator Raid: Kasey Kahne Racing Caps off Stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals
- Hodnett showing early speed in Florida
- VOGEL RACE DESIGNS BACK ON BOARD WITH 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW
- Schatz Perseveres to Score First Win of Outlaw Season
- With Epic Pass, Pittman Wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season Opener
- Outlaws FVP Western Sprint Shootout Expands to Two-Day Weekend
- Test after the event, and nine other suggestions for drug-testing Sprint Car drivers
- Pittman holds off Schatz for UNOH All Star win at Volusia Speedway Park
- Pittman Holds Off Fierce Challenge from Schatz