Tickets On Sale MONDAY
PETERSEN MEDIA- After a 10-year hiatus from the Bakersfield Speedway, Promoter Scott Schweitzer is pleased to announce that the World of Outlaws will make their long awaited return to the speedway on Friday April 15thfor the Budweiser Bash, and tickets for the event will go on sale Monday morning at 7am PST.
Opening it’s doors in 1946, the Bakersfield Speedway will be in it’s 71st year of operation when the season goes green on March 5th, and everyone associated with the track is thrilled to have ‘The Greatest Show On Dirt” make their triumphant return to the speedway this Spring during the Budweiser Bash.
Back in 2005, Elk River, MN pilot, Craig Dollansky stood in victory lane at the 1/3 mile high banked oval, and when the series takes to the surface in April the biggest names in Sprint Car racing will be on hand including the likes Donny Schatz, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, and a host of others from across the United States.
AT FRIDAY'S 60th "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" CELEBRATION
USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Robert Ballou and Tracy Hines shared the spotlight along with other 2015 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 60th USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.
Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif. and Hines, of New Castle, Ind., earned National championships. Swanson was a repeat Silver Crown titlist, Ballou the AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Hines the Honda Midget champ.
Hines also secured the USAC Triple Crown Championship, adding the Midget title to his previous championships in USAC's Silver Crown and National Sprint series. He was presented the coveted True Speed Triple Crown ring by Nelson Stewart, father of the award sponsor, Tony Stewart.
Car owner National champions for 2015 included DePalma Motorsports of Lima, Ohio (Silver Crown), Ballou (Sprint) and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports of Columbus, Ind. (Midget).
Emcees Dillon Welch and Butch Lamb orchestrated the presentations, which included driver and car entrant champions, Rookies of the Year, Most Improved Drivers and special award recipients.
Among items presented to the 2015 champions were Keys to the City of Indianapolis from the Mayor's office, trophies, plaques, Hoosier jackets, medallions, distinctive art canvases and remote-control TRAXXAS trucks.
Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 10, 2015) - More than a half dozen drivers from the Northwest are expected to make the long haul south to the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9.
"My roots began in the Northwest so it's great to see so many drivers head to the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said.
Oregon resident Roger Crockett, who placed fifth in the championship standings during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, is excited about the opportunity to test himself against some of the best drivers in 410ci winged sprint car racing with a premier purse on the line.
"Last year it was cool because we were one of only a few cars to make the A Main every night and never run a B Main," he said. "It's nice to see how we stack up against those guys. It's great to be able to race that time of the year. It's a good time to get away for a week, the purses are really good and the track is good and has a lot of good people involved. I'm definitely looking forward to it."
Washington native Trey Starks leads a strong contingent of drivers from his home state who will be heading south. Starks claimed a career-high eight feature victories from coast to coast as well as the inaugural Western Sprint Tour championship in 2015.
Series returns in 2016 with 93 events at 52 tracks in 24 states and one Canadian province
INDIANAPOLIS - Dec. 10, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series announced its 2016 schedule today during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. The season which has 93 scheduled dates and takes the series to 52 different tracks in 24 states and one Canadian province features new facilities, new big events and promises some of the fiercest competition in the nearly 40 year history of the series.
The Outlaws kick off their 2016 season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, February 12 to 14, for DIRTcar Nationals. The annual tradition features three nights of racing at the world's fastest half-mile dirt track. To the DIRTcar Nationals champion goes the coveted 'Big Gator.'
That coveted prize is the first in a season that from February to late October includes some of the biggest events in sprint car racing - and in all of motorsports.
EXPANDED SCHEDULE AMONG ITS 23 DATES
Twenty-three dates have been announced for the USAC National Midget series' 2016 calendar with four venues set to host their first USAC National Midget race.
The season kicks off on the dirt, indoors, on March 19 at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Ill. The facility has played host to several midget races in recent years, but this will mark the first points-paying USAC National Midget event at the track and the first points-paying, USAC National Midget race indoors since Kenny Irwin, Jr.'s victory at the Toronto SkyDome in 1993. It also marks the USAC National Midgets' first event in DuQuoin, Ill. since Sleepy Tripp won a 50-lap race on the one-mile dirt oval at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in 1979.
Other new events on the 2016 schedule include a race at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway on May 31 to kick off the now six-race "Indiana Midget Week" slate. A double-header weekend at Riverside International Speedway on June 17-18 brings the USAC National Midgets to the state of Arkansas for the first time ever. The 76th running of the prestigious "Turkey Night Grand Prix" has found a new, but familiar home at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. The oceanside dirt bullring hosted its only "Turkey Night" in 1997 with Billy Boat picking up the victory.
FOR FIRST TIME IN DECADES; SIX DIRT AND FIVE PAVEMENT RACES FILL 11-RACE SLATE
A pair of tracks from USAC Silver Crown racing's rich past makes their return to a balanced eleven race USAC Silver Crown Series schedule for 2016 that features six races on the dirt and five races on the hard top.
On June 10, in the midst of an off-night for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Cars' "Eastern Storm" series, the champ cars take on the historic half-mile Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn. for the Horn-Schindler Memorial 100. It's been 35 years since the Silver Crown cars last made the trek to the famous dirt oval when Eddie Leavitt picked up his only career series win in 1981. Sheldon Kinser won the only other appearance of the Silver Crown cars at "The Grove" in 1980. Williams Grove Speedway is no stranger to champ car racing, hosting AAA National Championship racing in 1946 and non-points paying champ car races annually from 1949 to 1955, with USAC being the sanctioning body from 1956 to 1959. The most recent USAC event hosted by Williams Grove was a National Sprint Car race won by Billy Pauch in 1996.
The most ambitious schedule of AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races in recent history has been released for 2016, including traditional events and new facilities spanning the American landscape.
Opening with the exciting "Winter Games VII" at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida in February and concluding with the "Oval Nationals" on the West Coast in November, the 47-race series will visit 23 venues in a dozen states.
New for 2016 are special "non-points" special events in South Dakota and Indiana. Two races at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. August 20 and 21 offering a $50,000 winner's share will be followed by a Wednesday night special event at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway which will kick-off the four-night "Sprint Car Smackdown V."
The Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex joins the series this year for the first time in 28 years as the first of four consecutive races in the nation's heartland. The June 22 race will be followed by a June 23 race at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway and a pair of races June 24 and 25 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kans.
Plainfield, IN Wednesday December 9th, 2015- For the past three seasons Chad Boespflug has driven for numerous car owners and has had much success. Picking up eighteen combined wins, thus including one Amsoil USAC National win. As he heads toward the start of the 2016 season he has decided to switch things up a bit and return to an owner / driver operation. Boespflug has owned and raced his personal NineEight Motorsports 98 in years past. He feels by doing this he can stay much more faithful to his sponsors and fans. The opportunity to return to the familiar 98 has been made possible with continued support of loyal sponsors as well as some new additions. Boespflug is pleased to announce he as an owner / driver combination will join forces with Eberhardt Zirzow Racing (EZR) for the 2016 Season.
Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow of EZR have been fielding a non wing sprint car for the past two season in the Midwest. EZR began in 2014 with Bryan Clauson as the driver. Clauson earned EZR a Kokomo Speedway Track Championship. 2015 found Tyler Courtney behind the wheel. The combination found instant success with many top finishes late in the season.
McKENZIE, TN - Winners, championships, and the tradeshow. The wins and championships continue to roll in for J&J Auto Racing leading up to the annual PRI show. Daniel Pestka picked up his first victory of the 2015/16 season in Australia while Shelby Bilton celebrated his first championship for his efforts at Butler Speedway.
Daniel Pestka raced his No. 27 J&J to victory at Speedway City in Round 4 of the Revolution Racegear Sprintcar Track Championship this past Saturday night. Pestka, who opened the evening by winning his heat race, led all 25 laps of the feature event after starting on the pole and scored his third podium finish in three starts this season.
The Finale at the Fairgrounds NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13
CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 7, 2015 - CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week's Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.
Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the 'Finale at the Fairgrounds.'
The Bad Boy Buggies World Finals night one airs the following week on Sunday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series take on the Dirt Track at Charlotte for one of the final events of the 2015 season.