PARNELLI JONES SERVES AS "GRAND MARSHAL"
USAC championships will be on the line Thursday night when one of America's most traditional and revered motorsport events takes to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The Annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" marks the 74th running of the race which debuted in Los Angeles back in 1934 and has been won by many of the sport's biggest names.
Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time (1964 & 1966) Turkey Night champ, will serve as the "Grand Marshal" for what promises again to be one of the signature events of the racing season. Defending champion Dave Darland is among three former winners expected to compete in this year's 98-lap classic. Darland won the 2007 classic at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and last year's win at Perris made him the only driver ever to win the race on pavement and dirt.
MS. MOTORSPORTS 2014 CASSI PINDER TO DO DRIVER INTERACTION VIDEOS
It's only been a Club again for a short time, but there are many race teams loving the fact that they have a voice that is being heard again.
As a result, there are many teams already committed to running all or trying their best to make all of the 2015 United Racing Club races. So far drivers and teams include Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, two cars owned by Kenny Eldreth driven by Josh Weller and Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts, Jamie Bodo, Jason Clauss, Mark Bitner, Randy West, Brad Franks, Brian Carber, Jeff Fithian, Dan Mazy, Will Eggimann, Bill Unglert, Eddie Wagner and a car owned by Chris Weiss (driver to be named later). We will update when new drivers and teams are added.
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 4. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook), 5. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 6. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT
Pennsylvania based team notches podium finish in points; adds wins, top-5's and top-10's
TELFORD, PA. - November 20, 2014 - When it's all said and done, few challenges in sports can match that of competing on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour.
"Running the Outlaw circuit is one of the most fun, yet difficult things I think you can ever do," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "Between the travel, the competition and the general grind of racing over 90 nights a year, this series will wear you down. Plain and simple. The flip side of that is the fact that if you walk up and down the pits at any of our races and ask anyone, this is circuit they want to be on. This is where they want to be. This is where the best of the best come to race. We all want to be beat the best. That's why we keep coming back each and every year."
We would like to thank all of our guests who took time to join us on "The Inside Lane" on ESPN 92.3 FM at 5 p.m. Thursdays. We would also like to thank our listeners for tuning in each week and our title sponsor Custom Metal Coating for making it all possible! The motorsports talk show launched May 1 from ESPN's central Pennsylvania affiliate studio and quickly gained the attention of auto racing enthusiasts across the nation thanks to our streaming source on 923espn.com.
NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 19, 2014 — The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable "Who's Who" of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as it now calls Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona home for the third consecutive year, hosting the Honda USAC National Midget Series.
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 19, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports is thrilled to announce that Danny Lasoski has been selected as the driver for the Big Game Treestands No. 2 sprint car. Lasoski will team up with crew chief Guy Forbrook, along with crew members Pete Stephens and Tony Barkman, for approximately 60-to-70 races in 2015.
"I want to thank Tod Quiring and everyone at Big Game for giving me this opportunity," Lasoski said. "I know that this team will have everything it needs to win races and championships. You can't get any better than working with Guy."
The Big Game Treestands team will kick off the year at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which will be held Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.
in Downtown York Bringing Official Close to the 2014 Racing Season
Newberrytown, PA (November 19, 2014) – The Night of Honor and Awards Gala banquet for the Susquehanna Speedway Park will be held on Friday night, February 6, 2015 at the Valencia Ballroom in downtown York, Pennsylvania. For the eighth consecutive year, the annual awards celebration returns to this historic place.
The banquet is where the SSP's grassroots racers take center stage. The event honors nine champions from the various classes that support SSP's Stock Car Saturday Night Program. Awards will be given out to the top drivers in the season long track point series for the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, PENNMAR Vintage Cars, PASS Sprint Cars, Road Warriors, Mini Vans, Classic Cars and Figure 8 Racing. There will be other surprises and announcements throughout the evening for everyone.
PETERSEN MEDIA: In action one more time in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team hit the Susquehana Speedway Park on a frigid Saturday and ended their year with a Top-Five finish. "It was a great way to end the year, and to obviously really show how far we have come over the course of 2014," Dewease said.
With 46 cars on hand for the finale, Dewease was scary fast out of the gate as he broke a 10-year-old track record when he went out for time trials, though it would later be topped during the session, and he would end up second fastest.
A look at the final statistics of the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season
CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 19, 2014 - The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season drew to a close at World Finals. Daryn Pittman and Brian Brown scored the final two wins of the year as Donny Schatz wrapped up his sixth series championship. From the end of full-time Outlaws competition for two legends, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, to the first wins of seven different drivers, the 2014 season is defined in part by the numbers.
As URC plans for their sixty-eighth season of presenting sprint car racing, they are pleased to announce that Pioneer Pole Buildings will assume the role as tour sponsor for the 2015 season.
"Pioneer Pole Buildings is very happy to step up to being the title sponsor of URC in 2015. I am excited to be a bigger part of URC and will do my best to replace Rislone in that role", said PPB President Bob Greene. "I am sure that this is a major challenge with knowing how well Rislone supported URC for many years. I have in just a short few years of supporting the URC made some great friends and look forward to increasing that this year and expanding our business contacts as well", added Greene.
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories in 2014 as a trio of drivers powered a Big Game Treestands sprint car.
Craig Dollansky earned five wins, including three at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he finished sixth in the championship standings. He also won at Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., and at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.
Dollansky added 16 top fives and 25 top 10s.
MADERA (SE) & LVMS CONCLUDE HPD CAMPAIGN; HAZELTON TAKES 2, BECOMES 6TH USAC FEMALE DRIVING CHAMPION! EASTERH HPDs "OUT LIKE A LAMB"
USAC's HPD Midget calendar concludes this weekend with Saturday's Western Pavement finale at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring following Friday's special "non-points" race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway.
Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. leads the Western contingent to the LVMS finale. He has a huge 558-point margin over Ashley Hazelton in the overall standings and holds a commanding 201-point lead over Toni Briedinger in the pavement points.
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2014 Champion Greg Hodnett Wins Season Finale
The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars ran their final race of the 2014 season Saturday November 15th at Susquehanna Speedway Park. 2014 Champion Greg Hodnett in the Heffner Racing #27 took the win over Don Kreitz Jr and Freddie Rahmer. The top 10 in final points will all receive checks with champion Greg Hodnett getting $6,000 back to 10th place Doug Esh with $1,000.
Newberrytown, PA (November 15, 2014) – The Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday afternoon, November 15 went to Greg Hodnett of Thomasville. The victory for Hodnett was worth $10,060, the highest paying race ever held at SSP in its 60-year history. York's Chase Dietz took the 358 Sprint Car portion as well claiming the 20-lap feature event.
By virtue of qualifying sixth in time trials, Freddie Rahmer started in the pole position of the 30-lap 410 Sprint Car feature event. At the green, outside polesitter Don Kreitz Jr.
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- Renegade Sprints Hires Sprint Car and NASCAR Veteran Frankie Kerr as Series Director
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- Pittman deserves praise for impressive season
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- Dakota State Fair Lands World of Outlaws Program for 2015
- J&J WOO CAR BUILDER OF THE YEAR
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- Rahmer books Renegades, World Finals thoughts, highlight Sprint Car notes
- Renegade Sprints and Fred Rahmer Team Up for 2015 Event at Path Valley
- Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing Honored at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Night of Champions
- Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski Finish Fourth and Sixth at World Finals
- Dollanksy closing out season with Top-Ten at Charlotte
- Brock Zearfoss makes impression at World Finals
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- Dewease 15th at World Finals
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