HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES FOR 2015 FINALIZED; CARUTHERS, KENYON, KINSER & RICE LATEST HONOREES
USAC's recent social media poll to complete the 2015 list of inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame has resulted in inductions for drivers Jimmy Caruthers, Sheldon Kinser and Larry Rice and car owner Don Kenyon. The four inductees received the most votes from a select list of 16 candidates and will join eight previously-announced inductees in the ceremony which accompanies the July 25 "Tony Stewart Classic" Midget race at the Lincoln Tech Indianapolis Speedrome in the racing capital.
Bedford Still A ‘Go’ for Sunday, April 19th
Myerstown, PA (April 16th, 2015) - A late schedule change will see Brent Marks Racing visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 18th instead of the previously scheduled plan to visit Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Port Royal Speedway will host the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ tune-up this Saturday evening; complete with a $3,500-to-win program including qualifying time trials. The tune-up will give teams an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming $15,000-to-win ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ on Saturday, April 25th.
The Bartlett, Tenn.-native is knocking on the door of a win as the series moves to Keller Auto Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. - April 15, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wraps up its spring California swing this weekend at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. One driver who is experiencing a renaissance as the season gets into full swing is Jason Sides. The Bartlett, Tenn.-native moved into 2015 after a disappointing run the previous season. Sides, a 13-time series winner, finished 2014 with no wins and only three top-five finishes.
So far this year, he has five top-five finishes and has found himself on the podium in the last three straight races, including a season-best second place finish last weekend at Calistoga. "Right now it's started off pretty good," Sides said of 2015 after good runs in Florida at DIRTcar Nationals and success toward the latter end of the California swing.
Time trials, heats, dash and $3,500 to win main slated
Port Royal – A change to this Saturday’s Race To Cure Cancer racing program at Port Royal Speedway will find the 410 sprint vying in a Tune Up event for the upcoming April 25 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial. The sprint cars will run two-lap time trials to start the program followed by heat races and a dash that will determine the front starting rows of the 25-lap feature event. Saturday’s sprint car main will pay $3,500 to the winner.
Lucas Wolfe is like most Sprint Car drivers. He is a modern-day daredevil that feasts on adrenaline and loves speed. But he also knows how to survive. You have to in this sport. A driver can be running hot off a couple of wins one minute, and a month later be out of the ride because of bad performance or a lack of financial backing needed to get through another season.
Wolfe's experienced both setbacks in his career. It's taken him from Pennsylvania to competing around the country with the World of Outlaws and back home running a part-time schedule behind the wheel of the famed John Zemaitis machine. But that isn't enough. Wolfe knows he needs to race more to compete against the professionals in this game, so he is supplementing his time with the Zemco team by running races with Jim and Laura Allebach.
NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 16, 2015— Two-race weekends in his home state of Indiana, especially in a sprint car, provide Tracy Hines some extra motivation and excitement. With the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series season about to hit its stride, Hines will visit a pair of legendary Hoosier State quarter-miles this weekend with The Carolina Nut Company DRC, beginning at Bloomington Speedway, followed by Tri-State Speedway.
Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) - Jason Sides entered last week seeking his first podium finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. A week later Sides has three straight podiums as he heads into the final weekend in California during the World of Outlaws spring swing. He will compete on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris for the SoCal Showdown.
"We've had some good runs the last couple of weeks and you carry that momentum from race track to race track," he said. "The hard work has been paying off and we're looking to continue this momentum for as long as possible."
WEST COAST RUN: The Larson Marks Racing team will conclude its six-week West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws this weekend. In 12 West Coast races thus far, the team has earned one win, five runner-up finishes and nine top-10 finishes.
POINTS BATTLE: Stewart enters his sixth week of the 2015 World of Outlaws season second in the series point standings. Stewart, in his first full-season of WoO competition with Larson Marks Racing, trails defending champion Donny Schatz by 30 points.
SEARCHING FOR THE FIRST: Although having previously competed at both Kings and Perris Auto Speedways, Stewart has yet to visit Victory Lane at either track. He's posted top-five finishes at both tracks.
Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (April 15, 2015) - Caleb Helms resumes the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule with a doubleheader this weekend.
Helms will compete on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.
"I'm excited to make my season debut at both tracks this weekend," he said. "We've been consistent at Wayne County Speedway the past few years. I haven't raced at Bedford so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to try a new track."
McKENZIE, TN - Donny Schatz and Eric Riggins, Jr. each won a pair of Sprint car races last weekend in J&J Auto Racing machines. Schatz won two of three World of Outlaws events in California in Tony Stewart's No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J, while Riggins swept the USCS weekend of action in his family-owned No. 47 J&J.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
The World of Outlaws made their debut at Placerville Speedway last week and six-time WoO champion Donny Schatz drove to an impressive victory. Schatz started the 35-lap A-Feature fifth behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J and patiently worked his way forward. He took the lead on lap 27 and led the final eight circuits to score the victory.
McMahan and #51 team rally to battle challenges at scenic half mile oval
TELFORD, PA. - April 15, 2015 - Sometimes, lady luck just isn't smiling on you. During a recent three-race stretch out in his home state of California, Paul McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team faced adversity unlike any other other so far in 2015.
"We had two DNF's all last year," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "In one weekend this year, we matched that total. You'll have those stretches, though, when you race as much as what we do. We began this particular stretch at Placerville by making contact with someone during our heat race.
FEATURING THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS & USAC/CRA SPRINTS
Perris, (Calif.) Auto Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws, AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, and PAS Senior Sprints this Saturday night, April 18, for "Power of Purple Night" benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.
It's finally here: the biggest night of the year for Southern California Sprint Car Racing! It's the World of Outlaws and the AMSOIL USAC/CRA 410 Non-Wing Sprints on a 410 "Super Doubleheader" all in one night of racing. Along with these epic divisions will be the very popular PAS Senior Sprint Cars, making it a night of over 75 sprint cars on site. It all adds up to one huge night of open wheel racing.
The World of Outlaws has had stellar car counts this year and Perris will be no exception. With 35 cars at Calistoga just a few nights ago, the excitement for Perris is huge and will surely see the best field of cars in over a decade around the thrilling half-mile oval.
It's hard enough winning a track championship. Trying to return and defend it is even more pressure-filled and difficult. That is the task facing Ian Madsen. Knoxville Raceway kicks off the 2015 season this week, and the Australian native is wearing a bullseye on his back as the defending opening day winner and track champion. Madsen talked about racing at the legendary speedway, the National Sprint League and more on this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited.
Cody Darrah also joined the show. The Red Lion driver opened up about subbing for Daryn Pittman last week, losing his deal with Kasey Kahne Racing and moving over to Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions.
Following a rare weekend off for the Destiny Motorsports #7 team, Craig Dollansky and the rest of the World of Outlaws roared back into action with a trio of events beginning at Placerville Speedway for the first time ever for ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’.
After getting a feel for the bullring in hotlaps, Dollansky timed in 13th fastest in qualifying and capitalized on a front row start spot for heat action going on to take the victory in the 10-lap event. Gaining a spot in the dash to earn a third row starting spot for the main event, the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim ran sixth primarily running the bottom. When an accident on lap 21 prompted a lengthy red flag, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ battled with Paul McMahan when the feature resumed but dropped a couple positions finishing in 9th.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present back-to-back four division racing programs starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, April 25, featuring 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners to round out the month. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. both nights.
The Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center/Bernheisel Race Components super late models will race in a 25-lap main event paying $1,500 to win, while the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks go wheel-to-wheel in a 15-lap feature paying $400 to win. Closing out the four division program will be the roadrunners in a 12-lap race.
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