PETERSEN MEDIA: In the midst of an extended stay in California, Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky continue to work on their program as they compete with the World of Outlaws series. “We struggled through another weekend, and have some work to do yet to get us competitive like we need to be,” Dollansky said. “It has been a frustrating start to the season for us, and we continue to work together and communicate to get our program stronger.”
In action Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Mini Gold Cup, the team struggled for speed on a slick surface, as the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises machine timed in 25th quickest before finishing seventh in the heat race.
CJB team rebounds with runner up finish after disappoint night at Chico
TELFORD, PA. - April 1, 2015 - Paul McMahan was charging. A pole position and a stout #51 machine had the Nashville Tenn. resident gunning for a victory at Antioch Speedway. The only thing standing in his way? Daryn Pittman. "The battle we had with Pittman was pretty good," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "We just came up short on that one. It wasn't for lack of effort though. It capped off two solid nights for us out in California."
Jerry Coons to Compete in Season Opener
The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) is set to wave the green flag on the 2015 season this Friday evening at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, PA. with the running of the ARDC Groundbreaker 25, the inaugural event in the Short Track Series. It has been several seasons since the midgets last raced at Linda's where three events are scheduled for the 2015 season.
Time trials will be held for the midgets on opening night. Since handicapping is not used for the first race of the season, Linda's Michael Batz requested that ARDC use time trials on opening night. "Time trials will offer several advantages," Batz explained.
GUEST LINEUP INCLUDES WEEKEND WINNERS DAVID STREMME, BRIAN MONTIETH & NICK DICKSON
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Season Two of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will get the green flag at 5 p.m. (EST) this Thursday, April 2. Joining Inch and Steward will be NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and co-host of the new Motor Racing Network radio talk show “Slingin’ Dirt” David Stremme, who won last weekend’s North Carolina Modified Nationals at Friendship Motor Speedway.
Brian “The Edge” Montieth, who scored his first 410 sprint car win of the season Sunday at the Lincoln Speedway and turned in a thrilling performance in Williams Grove Speedway’s season opener Friday coming from his 17th starting position to finish third, will make his first appearance on the show.
Daryn Pittman hasn't experienced a slump like this since hooking up with Kasey Kahne Racing. Until now.
Pittman went eight races without a podium finish with the World of Outlaws. He discussed the setbacks and breaking the string Sunday at Antioch Speedway on this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast. The 2013 World of Outlaws champion also talked about the strength of the series and running in California for five weeks.
Racing beat writer Jeremy Elliott and co-host John Westbrook also invited central Pennsylvania ace Doug Esh on the show. Esh talked about going through the offseason without a ride and hooking up with owner Mark Coldren two weeks ago.
Brad Sweets Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts returns the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to Placerville Speedway for the first time since 1992
CONCORD, N.C. - March 31, 2015 - The past year has been full of learning experiences for Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet. The 29-year-old, Grass Valley, Calif.-native took on his first full World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season in 2014. In the process of figuring out how to be successful on the grueling Outlaws tour, he took home five wins and the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. Now, Sweet is diving into a new role - that of promoter.
Danny Holtgraver Looks for First Victory of 2015
Pittsburgh, PA (March 31st, 2015) - The Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio will host the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for the annual HD Supply ‘Spring Nationals’ this Friday and Saturday, April 3rd & 4th; officially kicking-off the 2015 All Star point championship. Danny Holtgraver, pilot of the Phoenix Racing, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, no. 59 ‘410’ sprint car, will join the UNOH All Stars at the Attica bullring for two complete programs this Friday and Saturday; aiming to collect the $8,000 up for grabs over the course of the weekend.
David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team continued their tour of California over the weekend as they were in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA, and Gravel’s weekend was highlighted with a Top-10 finish during Saturday night’s Mini Gold Cup. “Saturday night we qualified in the right spot, I just could not take advantage of my opportunity, and on Sunday night, I was not aggressive enough in hot laps and ended up putting us in a pretty big hole early,” David Gravel said.
Checking in at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night for the Mini Gold Cup, Gravel timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in 13th quick. On a very racy track in heat race action, Gravel admittedly was too impatient, as he finished in the fifth spot, and transferred to the feature.
Weather is still the centerpiece of early-season Sprint Car action in central Pennsylvania. Yes, it's still cold. It's still snowing. And yes, there is rain mixed in to make things difficult on local speedways. Williams Grove Speedway braved brisk conditions Friday to get in the opener. Port Royal Speedway canceled its Saturday lid-lifter, and Lincoln postponed another show to Sunday. Here are five thoughts on this week's happenings on the Keystone State Sprint Car scene.
Still a little squeamish over car counts.
Anyone expect 23 cars in the pit for the Williams Grove Speedway opener? Me, neither. I'm hoping the unexpected wind chill kept some teams away and this isn't a sign of things to come in central Pennsylvania Sprint Car racing this season.
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/30/2015 - This Saturday's 410 Sprint Spring Championship racing program has moved up it's starting time from 7 PM to 6 PM! Gates, as always, open 2 hours before race time - 4 PM.
Sat., April 4, 2015 (Time Trials @ 6 PM)
410 SPRINT SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP ($5,000-to-win) plus 358 Sprints
Gates open at 4 PM, |$16 General Admission | $25 Pits | $10 Students | Children 11 & under - FREE! |
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 2015 season opener featuring 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 4, providing Mother Nature releases her grip on the lingering wintry weather that has been plaguing the northeast this spring. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. Prior to the start of Saturday’s racing program, kids are invited to participate in an Easter Egg candy scramble behind the covered grandstand. The 2015 season marks the track’s 70th year celebration and 53rd consecutive season opener (the speedway shut down for a brief period from 1960-62).
One thing that can be said for Sprint Car racing: Even in the early season, it's never boring on or off the track. Dale Blaney discussed the uncertainty around the Tony Kennedy-owned team Saturday. He admitted not knowing if the team was going to be around in three weeks or what team he was going to be with next. On the track, Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman reigned over World of Outlaws action in California, and Danny Lasoski won a big 360 event in Kansas.
Here are five thoughts on the national Sprint Car scene heading into the holiday week.
Uncertainty surrounds Blaney and his team.
Dale Blaney and the Tony Kennedy-owned team were set to duplicate last year's record-setting season with the All Star Circuit of Championships. That changed on March 19, when Blaney learned that Kennedy had some personal business come up, and the team might be forced to close shop or be sold to the highest bidder.
Inside Line Promotions - ANTIOCH, Calif. (March 30, 2015) - Shark Racing drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart are remaining optimistic throughout growing pains on the West Coast.
The team had bright points during a pair of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events last weekend in California, led by Allen's 11th-place qualifying effort out of 44 cars on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.
"It makes you feel good when you go to a place like Chico where the locals are really good and go 11th out of 44," he said.
Kerry Madsen continued his extended Spring Break trip in California over the weekend by putting together two very strong nights of racing in Chico, CA and Antioch, CA that saw “The Mad Man” pick up two third place finishes.
“It was a fantastic weekend for our race team,” Madsen said. “Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA is not one of my better tracks so to run very well there, and put together another strong night in Antioch, CA is awesome.”
The Mini Gold Cup on Saturday night in Chico, CA saw 44 cars check into the pit area, and Madsen got his night off to a very nice start as he earned quick time honors.
LARSON MARKS RACING NOW FOUR POINTS OUT OF POINT LEAD
Mooresville, N.C. (March 30, 2014) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing did not have the weekend they had hoped for in California. After posting 14th and 12th-place finishes in World of Outlaws action at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Antioch Raceway, the team is now four points out of the point lead.
"Our finishes really did not reflect how good our car was," said Stewart. "We were heading to a top-10 finish Saturday night and contact with another car took us out of contention. On Sunday, there just wasn't much hope of moving forward on a single-groove track."
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- Brent Marks believes he has everything in place for a breakout 2015 season
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