Big Show Planned March 6-12, 2016. . . . . .
9TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW & HARMONY TOWNSHIP TO HONOR CAR VAN HORN
The dates and show schedule are now confirmed for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2016 and the hard-working staff is putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 6th and will run through March 12th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event in the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak & Lube, located a mile East of the Phillipsburg Mall, has once taken the lead sponsorship for the event and throughout the show will be offering up some discount coupons for the race fans to head on over to Quaker Steak & Lube and enjoy a tremendous diverse variety of entrees and their famous wings and sauces and get re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.
SALFORDVILLE, Pa. (February 5, 2016) – Fred Rahmer and the RBR Race Team are pleased to announce the addition of Mount Joy, Pa’s Leffler Energy to the list of top-notch organizations that support Sprint Car Racing and the efforts of the No. 51S of Stevie Smith, the No. 51 of Freddie Rahmer, and the No. 88 of Brandon Rahmer.
Leffler Energy is a local heating, cooling and energy-savings partner that keeps customers in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania comfortable all-year round. Leffler Energy provides Residential, Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial services including: heating oil, air conditioning, duct cleaning, chimney and natural gas. With 24/7 customer service and support, Leffler Energy offers automatic delivery, flexible pricing and payment plans, multiple contract options – all designed to make the customer their main priority.
Unprecedented move in dirt track racing will allow fans more at-track options on race day
CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 5, 2016 - World Racing Group will expand its partnership with Racing Electronics in 2016 to bring fans even closer to the racing action at World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series events.
Starting at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., fans will be able to listen directly to driver receiver communication, race control and the announcers for all three series, Johnny Gibson, Shane Andrews, Matt Prieur and Rick Eschelman.
Fans will be able to purchase Racing Electronics scanner and headphone packages at World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series events by visiting the series merchandise trailers as well as Racing Electronics' trackside vendors at select events. For those interested in purchasing new scanner and headphone packages online, visit www.RacingElectronics.com and use the promotional code "ILoveDirtRacing" at checkout to receive a discount.
Racing Still On Schedule for Friday and Saturday
OCALA, Florida (February 4, 2016) – Due to impending weather conditions, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Bubba Raceway Park officials have decided to cancel the practice session scheduled for Thursday evening, February 4. Racing for Friday and Saturday night are still on as scheduled.
Pit gates are scheduled to open at 10 am on Friday morning, February 5. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6 pm. The first hot lap session will hit the speedway at 7 pm.
Pending track conditions on Friday afternoon, a potential practice session will be conducted sometime between 2 and 5 pm. More information will be released pertaining to that practice session on Friday morning.
Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and schedule of events, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com.
ProSource Consultants of Grand Saline, Tex. will continue its popular "fast qualifier" awards program during the 2016 USAC National racing season, benefitting drivers who post the fastest qualifying time for events in USAC's Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget Series.
Buck and Betty Rice, whose company provides engineering and project management to oil & gas producers and other industrial businesses with environmental contamination issues, will also honor the driver posting the most USAC National fast qualifiying efforts during 2016 at the annual USAC Night of Champions Banquet in Indianapolis, Ind. in December.
"I am always excited to see the USAC season commence," says Buck Rice. "The USAC races are always the most competitive in the country and Betty and I try to make as many as we possibly can. It is our pleasure to be able to honor these brave drivers with their accomplishments and we look forward to another tremendous year of racing."
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida the first stop in 10-month long journey
CARLISLE, PA. - February 3, 2016 - It's often been said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. For CJB Motorsports teammates David Gravel and Sammy Swindell, their journey in 2016 will be more than a thousand miles but the analogy rings true.
"We've got a very long schedule so it's really important to get out of the gate quickly and strong," said Gravel, the new wheelman of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5.
"We're going into a long season," said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "We've got several new things we're trying to it's an exciting time."
The new CJB tandem will see their first on track action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions begin their 2016 campaign. The racy 3/8th's of a mile oval is known for featuring spectacular racing and will host two nights of racing on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th. Both drivers are looking forward to their first opportunity for seat time in the new season.
INDIANAPOLIS (February 2, 2016) - The stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will hit the dirt for the first time in 2016 on Friday evening, February 5, in sunny north central Florida. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will compete in a total of four events during their Florida venture, co-headlining such programs as the 5th annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals.
After an open practice date on Thursday, February 4, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, led by six-time and defending series champion Dale Blaney, will officially launch their 2016 campaign with back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Race teams will attempt to not only capture the $5,000 top prize being awarded each night, but also work to end Kerry Madsen’s winning streak at the Ocala oval. The “Madman” swept All Star Circuit of Champions competition during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals in 2015.
Inside Line Promotions WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 1, 2016) Dale Blaney already has one victory under his belt this year as he tackles the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 2016 season, which begins this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.
Blaney, who guided his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to a win last month during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Arizona, is seeking his first triumph since 2012 at the unique 3/8-mile oval this Friday and Saturday.
I feel a little more confident going into Ocala, he said. Its usually the first race of the year. Usually you take that first night getting used to racing next to guys again. I have a little different mindset going in because weve already done this this year. Were past the layoff.
Blaney heads into the doubleheader, which doesnt count in the All Star points standings, as a six-time All Star champion. Hes won the last three championships and has reached Victory Lane with the All Stars in each of the last 15 years to give him 127 career victories, which is 29 more than any other driver.
at Bubba Raceway Park
Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Feb. 1, 2016) - Caleb Helms is slated to open the 2016 season this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park.
Helms has signed up to compete full-time this season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, which begins the new campaign on Friday and Saturday at the unique track in Ocala, Fla.
"I like going there," he said. "It's fun to kick it off down there. The track is unique and you have to race both ends differently. The dirt and shape of the track are different than you have up here. As soon as you get into turn one you don't stop turning until you get out of turn four. It's a lot of fun to race there."
Helms recorded a ninth-place result during his last 410ci winged sprint car event at the 3/8-mile track in 2014.
Bryan Clauson has become the sixth driver in USAC history to score 100 race victories during a career. He is also the youngest, at age 26, to reach that feat.
He achieved the century mark last Friday night at Canyon Speedway in Peoria, Ariz. by winning the 30-lap USAC Southwest/West Coast Sprint Car "Winter Challenge" special event. Clauson's total includes two Silver Crown wins, 34 in National Sprint Cars, 36 in National Midgets, seven in Kenyon Midgets, nine West Coast Sprint special events, 5 regional Midgets, 3 Western Midgets, 3 CRA Sprints and a National Midget special event.
In contrast, Rich Vogler leads the all-time category with 171 victories. A.J. Foyt has 162, Sleepy Tripp 161, Mel Kenyon 131 and Dave Darland 109. Foyt was 33 when he reached 100, while Vogler was 34, Tripp 35, Kenyon 49 and Darland 47.
Tracy Hines is next on the all-time list at 97 wins.