KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (Nov. 1, 2016) - Ryan Smith will have a teammate during the next two weeks.
Smith is hosting Ryan Linder for this Saturday's event at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pa., where Linder will make his 410ci winged sprint car debut. Linder will return the favor the following weekend when Smith will venture to Arizona for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton.
"I'm excited to have Ryan come out this weekend to make his 410 debut," Smith said. "We've each driven for the other's team in the past so it's exciting to partner up the next couple of weeks again."
Linder, who grew up in Mexico, Ind., and now resides in Phoenix, has earned a pair of top fives and five top 10s during limited 360ci sprint car competition this season in the desert.
WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 1, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports is excited to announce that Kerry Madsen has been tabbed as the team's driver in 2017.
"Kerry has proven to be one of the best drivers in the country over the last several years," Team Owner Tod Quiring said. "We are excited and proud to have him on our team. We are really looking forward to next year."
Madsen and the Muddy sponsored No. 2 team will compete in marquee events across the country with the debut scheduled for next February at the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Danny Lasoski is one of the top Sprint Car drivers in the country, but his future in the sport took a slight hit Monday.
The hall of fame driver was fired by Big Game Motorsports in a shocking move that came out of nowhere. On Tuesday, Lasoski joined PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast to discuss the situation.
PennLive's Jeremy Elliott and co-host John Westbrook also talked to Lasoski about what it's like to be a driver in today's game, as well as where he goes from here in Segment 2 of the program.
CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2016) - Jason Sides wrapped up the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season with a charge last weekend during the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals.
The season-finale event began on Thursday when Sides qualified ninth quickest for Friday's program and 18th quickest for Saturday's show at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
"We qualified good to start out, but the second round didn't go so good," he said. "We were trying to tighten up and we made ourselves worse. It's really tough when you qualify one night and race the next night."
Sides placed fourth in a heat race to kick off Friday's race, which missed a lock-in position to the main event by only one spot.
CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2016) - Dale Blaney wrapped up his season last weekend during the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals with a major part missing.
Blaney's longtime crew chief, George Fisher, passed away last week after a battle with cancer. The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team ventured to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale and nearly pulled off a win despite racing with heavy hearts.
"George and I are like brothers," Blaney said.
Will end season at Susquehanna on November 5
GETTYSBURG, PA (October 31, 2016) - “Double D” Danny Dietrich made the most of his first ever trip to the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina; qualifying for both World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-main programs and finishing as high as 14th in the running order. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native earned his way into the pair of $12,000-to-win feature programs by qualifying through each of his respective heat races. Dietrich kicked off his weekend in the Tar Heel State by finishing 18th on Friday, October 28, followed by his 14th place performance on Saturday, October 29.
Susquehanna event on November 5 will conclude 2016 campaign
MYERSTOWN, PA (October 31, 2016) - A trip south to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the World of Outlaws World Finals proved to be rewarding for the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks; scoring a 12th place performance against the Greatest Show On Dirt after starting fifteenth on Friday, October 28. Marks, who finished just two positions shy of his sixth top-ten feature finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, qualified for main event competition with a third place finish during his respective heat race.
Unfortunately for Marks, that level of success did not repeat itself on Saturday, October 29, during the World Finals finale; finishing seventh during the Last Chance Showdown.
JONESTOWN, PA (October 31, 2016) - Brock Zearfoss concluded his 2016 season with a three-day visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 27-29; competing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals.
The trip proved to be a positive learning experience for the pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z entry, logging laps against some of the most competitive sprint car teams in the country. When the weekend dust settled, Zearfoss found himself just two positions shy of a main event start on two consecutive nights. Although disappointed, the trip was beneficial.
When the racing action came to a close on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC it brought the end to the 2016 season. Though it was not the year Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports was hoping for, McMahan and company showed grit as they took their lumps and forged ahead.
“We saw a little bit of everything in 2016,” Paul McMahan said. “It was a tough season on everyone involved with this organization, but I can say that nobody gave up and quit, and I am very proud of that.”
Getting started on January 1st out in AZ, the 2016 season would come to a close Saturday night with the team’s 90th race of the season.
When the checkered flag flew on another completed World of Outlaws campaign for Joey Saldana his fourth place finish would secure him and the Roth Motorsports team a fifth place finish in the final series point standings.
“Overall I think it was a good year for this team,” Joey Saldana said. “We were able to win some races and finish in the Top-Five of the point standings, and I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for sticking with us.”
Heading into the final race weekend of the season, Saldana would open things up on Thursday night by timing the Roth Motorsports entry in fourth fastest for the Friday night show and third fastest for the Saturday night season finale.