It’s that time of year again. It’s the 5th Annual Williams Grove National Open Kick-It. This year’s event is bound to be an exciting one. The past 4 years has seen 2 different teams go home as tournament champions, meanwhile raising over $70,000 for Kick-It. Our goal for this year’s event is to raise $20,000 towards children’s cancer research. In the past 5 years we have seen over 150 different players compete against each other in this event. These players consisted of nationally ranked 410 drivers, 358, 360, and 305 drivers; sportsman and midget drivers. Along with team owners, crew members, sponsors, family, friends and fans. Each year the even has grown.
Also in attendance this year will be multiple children who are currently battling with cancer or are already in remission. These brave children will be at the even for you to meet.
Gravel heads to Upper Midwest while Swindell continues adds Strength at Jackson and Knoxville
CARLISLE, PA. - July 27, 2016 - July continues to roll on for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel and Sammy Swindell. The two drivers, who are both among the hottest in the country, took on half-mile ovals yet again with great results.
Gravel and the #5 team, fresh off of their huge win at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, traveled to Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the annual Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. On Friday night, Gravel timed in fifth in the second group of cars.
"We had a good run on night one at the Grove," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We timed in fifth in our group, had some trouble in the heat race but made the show and made a decent night out of it."
WILMOT, Wisc. — July 27, 2016 — David Gravel had only been to Wilmot Raceway once, prior to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track in 2014. That was in 2012, when he finished sixth with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. He didn’t let that lack of experience at the third-mile slow him down, though, as he battled veteran Joey Saldana for the top spot and came out victorious at the bullring located on the Wisconsin/Illinois border.
Gravel took the lead from Saldana in that race on a lap-8 restart and paced the remainder of the 30-lap race.
KOKOMO, Ind. (July 27, 2016) - Dale Blaney had a consistent week of competition in his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports ride.
Blaney began last week's action on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He qualified second quickest in his group, won a heat race and advanced from third to second place in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row.
"We were really good early in the night," he said. "We drew a good number, which helped. We had a good start in the heat race and the dash went good for us.
WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER: Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing head north for two nights of racing at two new tracks for the team. They will head to Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Friday night followed by Wilmot (Wisc.) Raceway on Saturday.
FIRST TIMERS: Both Hartford Speedway and Wilmot Raceway will be new circuits for the Larson Marks Racing team. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is returning to the high-banked half-mile located in Michigan for the first time since 2011 and the 1/3-mile bullring in Wisconsin for the first time since 2014.
STEWART IS NO STRANGER: Despite these tracks being new to the LMR team, Stewart has raced a handful of races at each facility. He has raced twice at Hartford Speedway with the World of Outlaws and several other times with the Gumout Series, where he earned a fifth-place finish in 2001, and with the National Sprint League, where he earned a seventh-place finish in 2006. Stewart also has two top 10 finishes at Wilmot Raceway with the Gumout Series, earned in 2000 and 2002.
FREMONT, OH (July 27, 2016) - T.J. Michael’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will extend even further during the upcoming weekend with the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA; three events scheduled in three days all across Western Pennsylvania.
Michael, a Plano, Texas, native now residing in Fremont, Ohio, will visit Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway Park during his upcoming adventure, all three being new destinations for the “Texas Traveler.” The weekend tripleheader will ignite Friday, July 29, at Eriez Speedway, followed by trips to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 30, and Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, July 31.
Heading East and into Canada with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Paul McMahan would record a 17th place finish on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway before mechanical issues hindered him on Saturday night.
“We have made some changes within our team and they are going take a little time to get adjusted to, and one of our guys has been back home with his family for a few days so we are excited to get a full squad back this weekend,” Paul McMahan said.
Heading to the Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals, McMahan would get things started by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Rick Rogers Construction No. 7 entry in 11th fastest in his qualifying group.
STEVE KINSER & SAMMY SWINDELL TO RACE AT GRANDVIEW. . . . .
NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PREPS FOR THE RETURN OF THE 410 SPRINT ALL STARS, THURSDAY NIGHT AUGUST 18
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 27, 2016) – The top drivers from Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions nationally touring 410 sprint car series races into Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 18 as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.
This marks the first appearance of the All Stars since 2000 when Cris Eash claimed the victory and the final 410 sprint car race of the 2016 Grandview Speedway racing season.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors challenge the central Pennsylvania Sprint Car mainstays in a 35 Lap event paying $5,000 to the winner -- $1,000 for 10th and $500 to start. With no regular weekly 410 sprint car competition, Grandview Speedway gives competitors an even playing field – leading to unpredictable finishes and exciting racing action.
Prove To Be Sprint Car Royalty
McKenzie, Tenn. (July 27, 2016) – The summer months are known for bringing sweltering temperatures and heating up racing action, but the midsection of July proved to be simply sweltering for J&J Auto Racing teams. The McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand drove to staggering 20 race wins in two countries and 13 states to officially kick-off the summer season.
Capping the efforts of an impressive line-up of Sprint Car drivers was seven-time and defending World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz’s win in the 33rd Annual Kings Royal at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on July 16 to officially fire the first shot across the bow in the opening round of the “Month of Money.”
HARTFORD, Mich. — July 27, 2016 — Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it any better in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visit to Hartford Speedway in Michigan in 2011. Joey Saldana was returning to action, after missing two-plus months of action due to severe injuries sustained earlier that season. Some thought he was coming back too early, but being a racer, he just wanted to be at the track and in his race car. In storybook fashion, Saldana led all 25 laps of the A-Feature to pick up a very emotional win in his return.
Saldana looks to continue his success at Hartford Speedway, as he and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors return to the half-mile this week on Friday, July 29 for a full night of night.