Leiby takes 2016 track title in Lincoln 358 sprint division
YORK, PA, 11/19/16 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 19th. The top ten finishers in the season -long point series for both sprint car divisions, and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver.
KRIMES SCORES SECOND LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN THREE YEARS
Denver’s Alan Krimes rode the strength of two wins and consistent top finishes to his second track title in three years in the 410 sprint car division. Ironically, Krimes’ second win came in the final points race of the year to clinch the track title. Capping off a strong second half of the season, Krimes dethroned five-time and defending track champ Brian Montieth with 13 top-five and a division-leading 19 top-ten finishes in 23 events.
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Over 300 people gathered on Saturday night at the Port Royal Community Building in Port Royal to honor the 2016 speedway track champions.
Taking top honors were Doug Esh, Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints; Andy Haus, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models; Devin Hart, Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models; Pete Leister, Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks; and Nate Gramley, River Valley Builders 305 sprints.
All five champions will receive beautiful championship rings as provided and sponsored by Foss Jewelers of Lewistown. In addition, all champions received fuel certificates from Insinger Fuels.
Hagar, Hickman & Kulhanek Collect Late Season Wins
McKENZIE, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams continue to roll the competition, as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw drivers lay claim to three championships and three late season victories last week. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., sealed the deal on the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Division title, while Brandon McMullen was named as the Midwest Sprintcar Association (MSA) champion. American drivers Derek Hagar and Ray Allen Kulhanek earned victories in the United States, while Australian ace Rusty Hickman grabbed a win in the land down under. Hagar also doubled down, as he clinched the USCS Mid-South Series championship.
JONESTOWN, PA (November 15, 2016) - Like years prior, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will ignite his upcoming racing season officially with the Fifth Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser, a pre-season celebration featuring raffles, door prizes, giveaways, food, musical entertainment, and the unveiling of the 2017 race car. Zearfoss, the 2016 Port Royal Speedway track championship runner-up and two-time Central Pennsylvania main event winner, will use the annual fundraiser as a perfect opportunity to reconvene with family and fans, as well as give back to those who support his race team.
“We look forward to the fundraiser every year. It gives us a perfect opportunity to reconnect with all of our fans and supporters.
BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2016) - A pair of feature victories highlighted the 2016 season for Jason Sides.
Sides scored a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in April at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which is a short drive from his hometown.
"To get a win close to home would be the biggest highlight of the year," he said. "It just seemed like it fell into place, like we were supposed to win the race. It made it really big because the Outlaws hadn't been there in about 20 years. I happened to be there watching the last time the Outlaws were there when Mark Kinser won it. For us to win it it was pretty big."
Show runs Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11 at Phillipsburg Mall
The dates for the popular tenth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2017 and the hard-working staff and the many historical groups and speedways are 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 5th and will run through March 11th.
The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role fir the third consecutive season.
Calistoga Speedway Hosts World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 10, 2016 - The Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway, which traditionally hosts the two-day event in April, has moved to September 15-16 in the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule. The Outlaws' 26th year at the renowned half-mile will be a part of the the season's fall western swing.
Last year's Spring Wine Country Outlaw Showdown was stricken by Mother Nature, forcing the series to cancel their double-header event at the Calistoga Speedway. Predictable weather patterns in the Northern California area have spurred the Outlaws to move their date forward to the September time slot. This coming year, the World of Outlaws returns to Calistoga Speedway for an early-September race weekend for the first time since 2007.
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2016) - Ryan Smith wrapped up his 410ci winged sprint car season with a fifth-place finish last Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway.
It was a shot in the arm the Warko Group team needed to carry momentum into 2017.
Smith started the night by setting fast time during qualifying followed by a third-place finish in his heat race. That locked the team into the dash, in which Smith finished sixth to start the main event on the outside of the third row.
"We were fast all night," he said. "It was just a matter of staying out of trouble. This car just seems to work well at Susky. Track position was key. We battled inside the top five throughout the race, but if we would have been fortunate to start on the front row I think we would have been in contention for a win. However, it was a great way to end the season for the Warko Group car."
JONESTOWN, PA. (November 9, 2016) - Brock Zearfoss Racing is pleased to welcome BAPS Paint & Supply as a major partner for the 2017 racing season. BAPS has been a major contributor to open wheel competition throughout Central Pennsylvania for a the last several seasons and will now join forces with Brock Zearfoss Racing for a full-on campaign across much of Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.
“We are all really excited to have BAPS be a part of our program next season. They have a love for racing that stretches back as far as I can remember. For our team to be connected with a sponsor like that is really special. This is a great opportunity,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “I’ll do my best to represent BAPS at the highest level possible. We had a great year in 2016 and I’m certain 2017 will be even bigger with BAPS on board.”
Hafertepe, Jr., and Wolfe Claim November Victories
McKENZIE, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2016) – As the days of 2016 continue to wind down, all J&J Auto Racing seems to do is win, win, win. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Lucas Wolfe drove to victories with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Series and United Racing Club (URC) series, respectively over the weekend while Brian Smith claimed both Sprints on Dirt (SOD) series championship and rookie of the year honors for the McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer.