for Independence Day Weekend Doubleheader in Michigan,
Series Leaves Ohio Sprint Speedweek with Momentum Boost and New Points Leader
INDIANAPOLIS (June 28, 2016) - For the second and final time in 2016, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade areas of southern
Michigan, set to battle the best in the region for a pair of $5,000 top prizes, each of which headlining an ultimate Independence Day weekend doubleheader for open wheel enthusiasts. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit two different dirt
ovals during their trek through The Great Lakes State, kicking off with competition at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, on Saturday, July 2.
Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team raced well over the last week, and it was a week that McMahan feels the team can build on.
“We raced extremely well all week long, we just really couldn’t get a good lap in time trials, and that tends to make us start deeper than preferred in these feature events,” McMahan said. “I thought we were really good in all three feature events, and I think the best car we have had all year was Saturday night.”
At the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, McMahan would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises backed No. 7 machine in 15th fastest.
Joey Saldana went into the I-80 Speedway as the only World of Outlaws driver to win at the track, and after the 30 lap feature event that fact still remains true as Saldana wired the field to score his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the 2016 season.
“It means a lot to win another race at the I-80 Speedway,” Saldana said. This was one of the last race tracks my grandpa saw me race at before he passed away, so I’d say he was riding with us. We haven’t been that great all month, so I really needed this for my team, and my family as well.”
Getting the night started in Greenwood, NE by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Southern Pacific Farms No. 83 machine in third quickest in time trials, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet” would then go on and win his heat race.
2016 PA Speedweek Points Update
As of June 27th (2 events)
1- Greg Hodnett 331 (1 win)
2- Lucas Wolfe 271
3- Danny Dietrich 267
4- Brent Marks 257
5- Aaron Ott 217
6- Alan Krimes 213
7- Bryan Clauson 198
8- Brian Montieth 194
9- Lance Dewease 166 (1 win)
10- Cory Haas 156
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (JUNE 28, 2016) - Larson Marks Racing completed the first of two trips to the north this season and brought home two more top-10 finishes. Shane Stewart finished third Friday night at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex and sixth Saturday night at Beaver Dam (Wisc.) Raceway.
Stewart timed in third quickest Friday night at Jackson Motorplex and finished second in his heat race. He started seventh in the dash, got collected by a spinning car on lap 1, but was able to restart and earn the sixth starting position for the main event. By the lap 10 of the 30-lap race, Stewart was up to fifth, where he stayed until a caution with 10 laps remaining. On the ensuing restart, he advanced two spots to earn a third-place finish.
OPPERMAN-BOGAR MEMORIAL FOR 410 SPRINT CARS THIS SUNDAY
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will host the PA Speedweek Finale for 410 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 3, honoring the memory of the late driver-car owner duo of Jan Opperman and Dick Bogar. The 30-lap 410 sprint car feature will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
The 305 sprint cars and pro stocks will compete in 20-lap and 15-lap main events, respectively, to round out the three-division racing card this Sunday. The rain date, if needed, will be Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Outlaw Clay Classic takes on Rockford Speedway on June 29 and 30
ROCKFORD, Ill. - June 27, 2016 - The 'Dirt Takeover' is underway at Rockford Speedway as Illinois river clay is currently being spread across America's favorite paved short track in preparation for the Outlaw Clay Classic and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.
As the series prepare to make history with Rockford Speedway, series regulars are gearing up for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on America's newest dirt track - a distinction it will hold for just a few days.
BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 27, 2016) - Top 10s pay the bills and that's where Jason Sides has been running lately.
"I need top fives to make any money, but top 10s can keep everything going," he said.
Sides nearly scored top-10 finishes during all three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events last week. He now has eight top 10s during 11 races in June.
Last week's competition began on Wednesday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown. Sides qualified seventh quickest before he finished third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.
"It was a good night, but it seemed like after the late models went out there the track actually was a little wetter looking," he said. "I think the bottom came back in.
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BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JUNE 27, 2016) – Winning at Grandview Speedway is no easy task -- especially when the 410 Sprint Cars invade the Berks County oval – but this year’s contingent of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed week competitors may be the strongest in years, and there is definitely opportunity to knock off two-time defending race winner Greg Hodnett.
The challenge takes place this Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series showcases the 410 Sprint Cars in a 35-lap, $5,000-to-win event as the NASCAR 358 Modifieds battlein a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win feature presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett continued his stellar season Sunday night with a victory at Path Valley Speedway.
It was his 16th win of the season and handed the Mike Heffner-owned team a 60-point cushion after two nights of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week.
Heffner joined this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast to discuss his team's success in 2016. He also talked about promoting Selinsgrove Speedway and upcoming improvements at the track.