FINDLAY, Ohio (Nov. 3, 2016) - Caleb Helms worked hard to discover consistency on the race track during the 2016 season.
Helms chased points with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and he rounded out the season ranked eighth in the championship standings.
"We were racing against stout cars every weekend and were able to finish eighth in points," he said. "I think we improved some this year and earned some decent finishes, which of course we wanted more of those. We just have to be more consistent.
Howard Wins Sprint Car Portion of Louisiana State Championship Event
McKENZIE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing scored another big week as the iconic Sprint Car chassis brand added championship titles and two victories to its 2016 results list over the weekend. Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) were officially crowned as the 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champions and won the final event of the season at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte on Oct. 29 to close out another stellar season. Casey Mack battled it out to win the 2016 River Cities Speedway Championship in Grand Forks, ND, and Cody Howard wrapped up the year with a victory in the Sprint Car portion of the Louisiana State Championship at Baton Rouge (LA) Raceway.
CHARLOTTE CLOSER: Gravel adds one final podium finish to bring 2016 Outlaw Season to a Close
CARLISLE, PA. - November 2, 2016 - David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team rolled into the season ending Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte with the intent to pick up their 10th and 11th wins on the season.
As the final checkered flag flew on the season, the team came up just one spot short of making it double digits in the win column.
(Photo by Killer Mile Motorsports.)
This years Ohio logistics national open benefit presented by Fk rod ends was effected by rain on October 1st but that didn't effect the season long raffle that featured world of outlaw sprint car Joey Saldana's moti/shell shock helmet.
With the helmet raffle concluding after the world finals, the much anticipated drawing took place which saw Marshall Missouri Tobey weaver's name being drawn.
"I'm really excited this helmet is heading to Missouri, Tobey has a couple other racing items that he has collected over the years and I'm hopeful that this item will add to his collection". Said Kolten Gouse
YORK HAVEN, PA 11/2/16 - The stage is set for this Saturday’s Sprint Showdown at Susquehanna Speedway.
With a promising forecast of 60 degrees and sun for York Haven, PA, the Wintermyer’s Auto Salvage Sprint Showdown presented by Rock-It Pizza will officially close the curtain, not only on a successful racing season at Susquehanna but also for the 2016 season in Central Pennsylvania.
The Sprint Showdown will be the final event of the 2016 BAPS Coatings & Supplies 410 Sprint Series. Four BAPS 410 Sprint Series events have been spun off this season with recent Williams Grove National Open winner Danny Dietrich scoring two feature wins with Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease each picking up one win.
QUAKER STEAK & LUBE SHOWCASES DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, MARCH 5-11, 2017, RETURNING TO THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL
Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall, Route 22 East. The popular event will take place from March 5th to March 11th, 2017. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show for the past two years and are extremely pleased to once again lend their support to the popular annual racing oriented show.
The original Quaker Steak restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, decorated with license plates and old muscle cars.
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.