Snaps more than four-month series winless streak
KANSAS CITY, Kans. - Oct. 21, 2016 - Brad Sweet steamrolled ahead Friday night to his eighth win of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series season at Lakeside Speedway. The O'Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River did not only give Sweet an advantage to finish the season's points race in the top-three, but the victory also snapped a 33-race drought for Sweet.
Sweet had not won a feature in the series since Badlands (S.D.) Motor Speedway on July 2. His best finish at Lakeside came in June 2014, when he placed sixth in the feature. Sweet started on the pole for this year's 30-lapper, which initially put him in position to break his winless streak.
set for Saturday, October 22;
Single day shootout, $10,000-to-win
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (October 21, 2016) - With Mother Nature’s failure to cooperate, washing away competition for Friday evening, October 21, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to reschedule the original two-day Arctic Cat All Star championship finale and now host a single day shootout, all set for tomorrow - Saturday, October 22.
Drivers will battle for a top prize equaling $10,000 on Saturday evening, highlighting a complete show that will include qualifying time trials, heat race competition, consolations, and mains. Due to time constraints, the originally scheduled “Race of Champions” will be eliminated from the Saturday evening program.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS
OAKS, PA October 21, 2016 . . . “The King” is returning to the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show. After a 30 year absence Richard Petty, the winningest driver in the history of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, will be appearing at the hugely popular Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Race Car and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Distributed By Insinger Performance which takes place at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 20-22, 2017.
Winner of 200 Cup races, the last one at the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway with then President Ronald Reagan in attendance, Petty continues to be one of the most popular figures in motorsports.
GETTYSBURG, PA. (October 21, 2016) - In an effort to help longtime friend and former crew member Cory Hinkle, Danny Dietrich is conducting a helmet raffle to help raise money toward Hinkle’s fight against cancer. Cory Hinkle was recently diagnosed with Malignant Glioblastoma; tumors that form on the supportive tissue of the brain. With medical expenses an obvious concern for the Hinkle family, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing want to help.
The helmet being raffled is the helmet worn by Danny Dietrich during his victory at the 2016 Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. The victory was worth $25,000; the largest of Dietrich’s career. Fans and supporters can purchase a chance to win the helmet for $10 at www.dannydietrich.com. Purchasing up to six chances will result in one for free; six for $50.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (October 21, 2016) - Persistent rains throughout evening and overnight hours on Thursday, as well as more rain throughout the morning hours on Friday, has left Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials no choice but to cancel the originally scheduled Friday night portion of All Star championship weekend.
More news and information regarding an updated format will be released in the coming hours. Please stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com as well as at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Port Royal Speedway has canceled its October 22 Open Wheel Madness racing program due to inclement weather for late season racing. With a forecast for lingering rains early on Saturday giving way to an intense, biting wind and temperatures expected to top out around 50, the reluctant decision to cancel was made late Friday afternoon.
Port Royal Speedway officials consulted with the National Weather Service in State College late on Friday afternoon and after receiving information that winds are predicted to be sustained at 20 mph, gusting to as high as 30 and 40 mph, and not expected to subside into Saturday evening, officials with URC and the PASS along with oval officials decided the best decision was to call off the event.
FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2016) - Caleb Helms made the short trip to his home track of Millstream Speedway last Saturday. "It was nice to stay local and be able to race my home track this past weekend," he said. Helms opened Saturday's Trick or Treat 30 event by qualifying 14th quickest out of 31 cars. His qualifying effort was sufficient enough to start on the pole for a heat race.
"We struggled a little bit at the start," he said. "We brought the new car that we just finished building, so we're still trying to get acquainted with that and shake it down."
Though a tough 2016 is quickly coming to a close, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team is looking forward to this weekend’s double-header at Lakeside Speedway and Salina Highbanks.
“It has been a rocky season, but we don’t give up,” Paul McMahan said. “This weekend we are heading into two tracks that I have ran well at in the past and hopefully we can continue to do so this weekend.”
After a frustrating weekend in Pennsylvania, McMahan and company continue to grind with just four races left on the schedule in 2016.
Friday night the series rolls into the Lakeside Speedway, where McMahan currently holds the track record and scored a Top-10 finish at in 2015.
Two-day program complete with $20,000 main event and $2,000 “Race of Champions”
INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2016) - Entering the final weekend of competition as one of the closest point battles in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history, “America’s Series” will determine a 2016 champion on Saturday evening, October 22, at Atomic Speedway, concluding a near-50 race campaign through much of the Northeast and Midwest that welcomed nearly 300 different sprint car competitors to the dirt in 2016. Thirteen drivers from four different states committed themselves to the entire championship campaign this season; one of the most competitive and diverse rosters in All Star history.
Team heads for Midwest as end of 2016 season rapidly approaches
CARLISLE, PA. - October 5, 2016 - With one of the biggest races of the season on his mind, David Gravel rolled into Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, October 14th.
The driver from Connecticut was joining the rest of the drivers from the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' for the rescheduled crown jewel event at the paperclip shaped half mile oval. With $20,000 on the line and bragging rights, the driver of car #5 got off to a great start by charging from 4th to 1st in his heat race.
"The run in our heat race really made our night," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We had a good run at the Grove but we obviously wanted to be in victory lane with it being so close to home."