CRA Cancels Cabin Fever Championships at Lucas Oil Raceway

Salem, IN – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced that the CRA Cabin Fever Championships scheduled for this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway have been canceled. With a forecast of rain and possibly 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and cold temperatures both days, officials decided it was in everyone’s best interest to go ahead and cancel the event.

“We apologize for any inconveniences,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “We truly wanted to do everything we could to get this race in with the expected high car counts, but this decision is best for everyone. We decided to go ahead and cancel the event today so people could go ahead and make other plans.”

The Event will not be rescheduled. The season opener for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman and Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks will now be on Saturday, April 7th at Anderson Speedway. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

—CRA Press Release

By |2018-03-21T14:35:54+00:00March 21st, 2018|CRA Racing Series, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on CRA Cancels Cabin Fever Championships at Lucas Oil Raceway

Stormy Scott Soars to USMTS Win at Whynot

Stormy Scott turned his season around in a big way with a thrilling victory in the fifth round of the 9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance Saturday night at the Whynot Motorsports Park.

After failing to even make it to the finish line in all four of the previous main events in this 2018 campaign, the 2-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., put it all together at the ‘House of Hook’ after a spirited tussle with Cade Dillard in the caution-free 40-lapper.

Jason Krohn stepped up to the plate from his front row start and led most of the first half of the race with Dillard breathing down his neck and Scott lingering in third. With 15 laps down, Scott went by Dillard and then powered underneath Krohn for the lead as they came to the flagstand to complete lap 18.

Forced to navigate lapped traffic the rest of the way, Scott and Dillard sped away from the field with Scott showing the way on the bottom and Dillard on the gas around the high side.

With 13 laps to go, Dillard shot by Scott down the back-stretch and led for the first time this season with 28 orbits in the books.

Scott remained faithful to the short way around the smooth 3/8-mile of red clay and reeled Dillard back in, eventually taking the lead for good with just six laps left as he won going away for his 45th career USMTS triumph and a $3,000 payday.

Dillard was a solid second while the younger of the Scott twins-Johnny-clawed his way to third after starting 13th. Thirty minutes earlier, he came from last in his Real Racing Wheels “B” Main to win that and get a spot in the main event.

Krohn held off Lucas Schott for fourth with Dereck Ramirez, Lucas Lee, Jake O’Neil, Toby Hodge and Friday night’s winner, Zack VanderBeek, rounding out the top 10.

After five events in the Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by Production Jars, Johnny Scott remains the points leader by two markers over Dillard (466 to 464), followed by Ethan Dotson (394), Rodney Sanders (366), Dereck Ramirez (360), Joe Duvall (359), Bryan Rowland (341), Carlos Ahumada Jr. (335), Logan Robertson (334) and Zane Ferrell (324).

After two events in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Dillard is on top with 187 points followed by Schott (179), Johnny Scott (178), VanderBeek (172), O’Neil (160), Ramirez (157), Stormy Scott (155), Jake Timm (147), Krohn (142) and Robertson (130).

Sunday’s event at the Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., has been rained out, so the next event on deck is the King of America VIII presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 15-17, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental
Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by Production Jars
9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance – Round 5 of 5
Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, Miss.
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advanced to the Summit Racing Equipment “A” Main with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (5) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla.
2. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (1) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
4. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (6) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.
6. (4) 24z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark.
7. (7) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas.
8. (9) 18 Johnny Horton, Trinity, Ala.
DQ – (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (3) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
2. (5) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (9) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 34 Ben Stephens, Sumrall, Miss.
5. (4) 4v Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D.
6. (8) 9 Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C.
7. (6) 4b Cory Bruggeman (R), Stillwater, Minn.
DQ – (1) 1m Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
DQ – (7) 0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (3) 25 Toby Hodge, Pulaski, Miss.
2. (7) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas.
3. (8) 174 Ethan Dotson (R), Bakersfield, Calif.
4. (1) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
5. (6) M4 Sam McCloud, Chunky, Miss.
6. (9) 20t Bailey Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
DQ – (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
DQ – (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
DQ – (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.

MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (3) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
2. (1) 27j Joe Phillips, Jay, Fla.
3. (6) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
4. (7) 71 Jessie Hoskins (R), Longdale, Okla.
5. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
6. (8) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
7. (4) K9 Robert Casada, Petal, Miss.
DQ – (2) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.

VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn.
2. (5) 12 Lucas Lee, Paris, Tenn.
3. (3) 04 Rodney Etheridge, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
4. (7) 25 Justin McRee, Woodstock, Ala.
5. (2) 37r Kyle Rutkoski, Eight Mile, Ala.
6. (6) 5a Timothy Culp, Prattsville, Ark.
7. (4) 51 R.J. Otto, Statesville, N.C.
8. (8) 11 Spencer Hughes, Meridian, Miss.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (15) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.
2. (11) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (13) 1m Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
4. (4) 34 Ben Stephens, Sumrall, Miss.
5. (10) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas.
6. (9) 24z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark., MBCustoms/ASI, $290.
7. (5) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.
8. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., VanderBuilt/Speedway, $90.
9. (1) 27j Joe Phillips, Jay, Fla., GRT/Wall2Wall, $75.
10. (3) 04 Rodney Etheridge, Tuscaloosa, Ala., DirtWorks/Brown, $75.
11. (14) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.
12. (2) 25 Justin McRee, Cottondale, Ala., Hughes/MRE, $75.
13. (6) 20t Bailey Rowland, Woodward, Okla., BlackWidow/ProPower, $75.
14. (12) 51 R.J. Otto, Statesville, N.C., MBR/Barnes, $75.
DQ – (8) 9 Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C., Lethal/Mullins, $90.
DNS – 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, $90.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (13) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
3. (9) 5a Timothy Culp, Prattsville, Ark.
4. (8) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
5. (10) 4b Cory Bruggeman (R), Stillwater, Minn.
6. (11) K9 Robert Casada, Petal, Miss., Casada/Mitchell, $75.
7. (4) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Clark, $90.
8. (12) 18 Johnny Horton, Trinity, Ala., Shaw/Horton, $75.
9. (2) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
10. (5) M4 Sam McCloud, Chunky, Miss., DirtWorks/McCloud, $75.
11. (7) 37r Kyle Rutkoski, Eight Mile, Ala., Shaw/EMS, $75.
DQ – (14) 0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz.
DQ – (1) 71 Jessie Hoskins (R), Longdale, Okla., Longhorn/Mullins, $90.
DQ – (6) 4v Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D., MBCustoms/Sput’s, $90.
DNS – 11 Spencer Hughes, Meridian, Miss., GRT/Brown, $75.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (6) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., VanderBuilt/Mullins, 40, $3000.
2. (3) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustoms/Knowles, 40, $1900.
3. (13) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., VanderBuilt/Durham, 40, $1400.
4. (1) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 40, $1000.
5. (7) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $800.
6. (12) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $900.
7. (5) 12 Lucas Lee, Paris, Tenn., Brucebilt/Mullins, 40, $500.
8. (23) 0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $500.
9. (4) 25 Toby Hodge, Pulaski, Miss., GRT/Brown, 40, $400.
10. (14) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Sput’s, 40, $400.
11. (15) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $375.
12. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn., MBCustoms/Hatfield, 39, $550.
13. (11) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 39, $325.
14. (17) 1m Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., Hughes/Sput’s, 39, $300.
15. (21) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas, GRT/BMS, 39, $500.
16. (16) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 39, $500.
17. (26) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas, MBCustoms/Knowles, 39, $500.
18. (20) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustoms/KPE, 39, $300.
19. (25) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., BlackWidow/ProPower, 39, $500.
20. (22) 4b Cory Bruggeman (R), Stillwater, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s, 39, $300.
21. (8) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla., MBCustoms/Karl, 38, $300.
22. (10) 174 Ethan Dotson (R), Bakersfield, Calif., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 23, $500.
23. (19) 34 Ben Stephens, Sumrall, Miss., Elite/Mullins, 22, $250.
24. (24) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Rocket/Niznik, 22, $300.
25. (2) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins, 13, $300.
26. (18) 5a Timothy Culp, Prattsville, Ark., GRT/Sput’s, 10, $250.
27. (27) 04 Rodney Etheridge, Tuscaloosa, Ala., DirtWorks/Brown, 8, $250.

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: Krohn 1-17, S. Scott 18-27, Dillard 28-34, S. Scott 35-40.
Total Laps Led: Krohn 17, S. Scott 16, Dillard 7.
Margin of Victory: 1.925 seconds.
Time of Race: 11 minutes, 22 seconds (no cautions).
Provisional Starters: O’Neil, Niznik, .
Eibach Spring Forward Award: J. Scott (advanced 24 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: J. Scott (started 13th, finished 3rd).
Entries: 43.
Next Race: Thursday, March 15, Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: Dillard 187, Schott 179, J. Scott 178, VanderBeek 172, O’Neil 160, Ramirez 157, S. Scott 155, Timm 147, Krohn 142, Robertson 130.
Summit USMTS Southern Series Points: J. Scott 466, Dillard 464, Dotson 394, Sanders 366, Ramirez 360, Duvall 359, Bryan Rowland 341, Ahumada 335, Robertson 334, Ferrell 324.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Dotson 394, Ahumada 335, Ferrell 324, Day 288, Manuel Williams II 184.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Knowles 42, Durham 41, Sput’s 31, ChevPerf 30, Hatfield 21.
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: VanderBuilt 49, MBCustoms 46, Hughes 31, BlackWidow 27, GRT 26.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Ramirez.
Beyea Custom Headers – Robertson.
BSB Manufacturing – Bonner.
Champ Pans – Schott.
Deatherage Opticians – Sanders.
E3 Spark Plugs – J. Scott.
Edelbrock – Hodge.
Eibach – J. Scott.
Fast Shafts – Krohn.
FK Rod Ends – J. Scott.
Forty9 Designs – Myers, Bryan Rowland.
GRT Race Cars – J. Phillips.
Hooker Harness – Timm.
Integra Shocks & Springs – Houston.
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Ahumada.
Keyser Manufacturing – VanderBeek.
KSE Racing Products – Hodge.
Maxima Racing Oils – S. Scott.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – O’Neil.
Out-Pace Racing Products – Duvall.
QA1 – J. Scott.
RacerWebsite.com – S. Scott.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Simpson Performance Products – Bonner.
Swift Springs – S. Scott, Hodge.
Sybesma Graphics – Krohn.
Tire Demon – T. Phillips.
VP Racing Fuels – S. Scott.
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – O’Neil.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Lee.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: Alpinestars, American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chevrolet Performance, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD Performance, Nitroquest Media, Pace Performance, RacinDirt.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, ElbowsUp.com, Evolution Powersports, Oreo Cookies, PBM Performance Products, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing, River’s Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Top of the World Ranch, YouDirt.com.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Alpine Stars, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, BSB Manufacturing, Edelbrock, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Mr. Gasket, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, RHRSwag.com, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

By |2018-03-13T16:58:16+00:00March 13th, 2018|Race Results, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Stormy Scott Soars to USMTS Win at Whynot

VanderBeek Collects Victory after Lee’s Setback at Jackson Motor Speedway

BYRAM, Miss. (March 9)–The meanest modifieds on the planet converged on the Jackson Motor Speedway Friday for round 4 of the 9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance and a dual event with the Summit USMTS Southern Series and USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup national tour.

Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., grabbed the lead at the the start but Tennessee’s Lucas Lee used the high line around the 3/8-mile dirt oval to steal the top spot away on the fourth lap with 2016 USRA Modified national champion Lucas Schott, Arizona’s Jake O’Neil and four-time and defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes following in their tire tracks.

The first half of the race was riddled with yellow flags. The fourth flew for Hughes on lap 10 , and he did not return to finish the last 40 laps. Two-time USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders slowed on lap 16 to bring out the fifth caution and did not return either.

Jason Krohn of Slayton, Minn., pulled to the infield on lap 20, leaving no former national champs in the field. The seventh caution waved on lap 22 for Scott who has yet to complete a main event.

Meanwhile, Lee continued to pound the cushion with Schott, VanderBeek and chasing the leader around the high side until the eighth caution waved with eight laps remaining.

Under yellow, 16th-starting and fourth-running Terry Phillips left the track with a flat tire and when the green flag returned VanderBeek powered in front of Schott to control second place.

Lee and VanderBeek separated themselves from the pack and finally reached lapped traffic with 10 laps to go with Cade Dillard entering the picture when a stray bumper in turn one forced the race’s final caution with eight laps remaining.

From there, VanderBeek shadowed Lee around the race track but Lee was able to hold back the challenges and appeared destined for his career-first USMTS win, but after taking the checkered flag first he was disqualified during post-race technical inspections for an engine setback violation.

Lee’s lost glory gave the victory to VanderBeek, along with the $3,000 winner’s share of the prize money.

“We were kind of just right there with Lucas Lee but he had a pretty good car,” VanderBeek said during his delayed victory speech. “Unfortunately, there’s rules and you’ve got to follow them and it sucks, but we all have to take that plunge if we have that happen to us.”

It was VanderBeek’s 43rd career USMTS triumph, jumping him one spot ahead of Tommy Myer to sixth on the all-time wins list and one behind Stormy Scott’s 44 wins.

Schott finished with a runner-up effort and Dillard climbed from 13th to third in the contest. Johnny Scott was fourth and Jake O’Neil rounded out the top five. Sixth through tenth, respectively, were Jake Timm, Paul Niznik, Dereck Ramirez, Ethan Dotson and Logan Robertson.

Dillard captured last year’s inaugural visit to the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., where the series will return on Saturday, March 10, as the touring titans of the USMTS bring the boom to the “House of Hook” in Meridian with six racing divisions on tap.

NeSmith Crate Late Models, NeSmith Late Model Sportsmans, NeSmith Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Hot Shots round out the program with pit gates opening at 1 p.m., grandstands open at 3, hot lap at 6 and racing at 6:30.

Adults are $20 to get in the grandstands, kids age 6-12 are $10. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-12. Children 5 and under get in for free on both sides of the fence.

The Whynot Motorsports Park is a semi-banked 3/10-mile dirt oval located at the intersection of JW Reynolds Rd. and Old Hwy. 19 Southeast (4773 JW Reynolds Rd., Meridian, MS 39301). For questions please call Phillip Hathcock at (205) 965-3070 or Rodney Wing at (601) 527-0084. The track’s website can be found at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whynotmotorsportspark, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Whynotracing1 and see them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/whynot_motorsports_park.

The action reaches a boiling point on Sunday, March 11, as the meanest machines in America make their maiden voyage to the legendary Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus for a wheel-to-wheel showdown at “The Mag” with four classes in action including 604 Crate Late Models, 602 Crate Late Models and Factory Stocks.

The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and spectator gates open at 3. Hot laps start at 4:45 and the green flag waves at 5:15. Grandstand tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military, $10 for juniors ages 11-16 and kids ages 10 and under are free.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt oval located near the intersection of US 82 and US 45 (take the Macon/Meridian exit off US 82). The track’s website is www.magnoliadirt.com.

For fans unable to attend the action in person this weekend, all three shows-including every lap of every division-will be broadcast live on www.RacinDirt.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental
Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by Production Jars
9th Annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance – Round 4 of 6
Jackson Motor Speedway, Byram, Miss.
Friday, March 9, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey’s General Stores “A” Main with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (5) 2S Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (2) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (4) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.
4. (7) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
5. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
6. (8) 9 Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C.
7. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn.
8. (3) 8 Bradley Rose, Magee, Miss.
9. (1) 12T Race Taylor, Utica, Miss.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (1) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
3. (7) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
4. (5) 65 Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas.
5. (4) 20R Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
6. (9) 20T Bailey Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
7. (6) 4V Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D.
8. (3) 112 Mike Jarrell, Ellsville, Miss.
9. (8) 71 Jessie Hoskins (R), Longdale, Okla.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (4) 0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz.
2. (3) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.
3. (6) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
4. (1) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla.
5. (5) 11 Spencer Hughes, Meridian, Miss.
6. (2) 3 Toby Hodge, Pulaski, Miss.
7. (8) 24Z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark.
8. (7) 83 Blake Carrier, Amite, La.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (2) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (7) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.
3. (5) 174 Ethan Dotson (R), Bakersfield, Calif.
4. (3) 34 Ben Stephens, Sumrall, Miss.
5. (1) 37R Kyle Rutkoski, Eight Mile, Ala.
6. (8) CBR25 Justin McRee, Cottondale, Ala.
7. (4) 9 Bryan Powell, Magee, Miss.
8. (6) 5A Timothy Culp, Prattsville, Ark.

VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 12 Lucas Lee, Paris, Tenn.
2. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
3. (4) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
4. (8) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
5. (6) 211 Chase Hatton, DeBerry, Texas.
6. (2) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
7. (5) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas.
8. (7) 51 R.J. Otto, Statesville, N.C.

SWIFT SPRINGS HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps):
1. (4) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
2. (2) 10W Hunter Wilbanks, Lakeland, Tenn.
3. (3) 14R Riley Brown, Hattiesburg, Miss.
4. (8) 4B Cory Bruggeman (R), Stillwater, Minn.
5. (6) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas.
6. (1) 19 Brooks Strength, Raymond, Miss.
7. (5) 7 Bryan Foy (R), Lacombe, La.
8. (7) 23C Charles Sibley, Livingston, La.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (1) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
2. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn.
4. (4) 65 Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas.
5. (8) 3 Toby Hodge, Pulaski, Miss.
6. (10) 8 Bradley Rose, Magee, Miss., Shaw/Wall2Wall, $75.
7. (11) 5A Timothy Culp, Prattsville, Ark., GRT/Sput’s, $75.
8. (12) 12T Race Taylor, Utica, Miss., Shaw/Barker, $75.
9. (3) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., Hughes/Sput’s, $90.
10. (7) 37R Kyle Rutkoski, Eight Mile, Ala., Shaw/EMS, $75.
11. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., VanderBuilt/Speedway, $90.
12. (6) 20T Bailey Rowland, Woodward, Okla., BlackWidow/ProPower, $75.
DNS – 9 Bryan Powell, Magee, Miss., Hughes/Mullins, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (3) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
2. (2) 4B Cory Bruggeman (R), Stillwater, Minn.
3. (6) 20R Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
4. (1) 10W Hunter Wilbanks, Lakeland, Tenn.
5. (4) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla.
6. (5) 211 Chase Hatton, DeBerry, Texas., IRP/F1, $75.
7. (7) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Clark, $90.
8. (9) 112 Mike Jarrell, Ellsville, Miss., Harris/Jarrell, $75.
9. (10) 51 R.J. Otto, Statesville, N.C., Lethal/Jackson, $75.
10. (8) 24Z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark.
DNS – 9 Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C., Lethal/Mullins, $90.
DNS – 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas, IRP/PTS, $90.
DNS – 71 Jessie Hoskins (R), Longdale, Okla., Longhorn/Mullins, $90.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #3 (12 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (1) 174 Ethan Dotson (R), Bakersfield, Calif.
2. (3) 14R Riley Brown, Hattiesburg, Miss.
3. (8) 4V Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D.
4. (2) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.
5. (4) 34 Ben Stephens, Sumrall, Miss., Elite/Mullins, $75.
6. (5) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas.
7. (6) 11 Spencer Hughes, Meridian, Miss., GRT/Brown, $75.
8. (11) 23C Charles Sibley, Livingston, La., GRT/Wall2Wall, $75.
9. (10) 83 Blake Carrier, Amite, La., Pierce/Carrier, $75.
10. (9) 7 Bryan Foy (R), Lacombe, La., Lethal/Mullins, $90.
11. (7) 19 Brooks Strength, Raymond, Miss., Hughes/Mullins, $75.
DNS – CBR25 Justin McRee, Cottondale, Ala., Hughes/MRE, $75.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (5) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Sput’s, 40, $3000.
2. (6) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $1600.
3. (13) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustoms/Knowles, 40, $1300.
4. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo., VanderBuilt/Durham, 40, $1100.
5. (4) 0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $700.
6. (11) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 40, $600.
7. (9) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Rocket/Niznik, 40, $500.
8. (12) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $450.
9. (15) 174 Ethan Dotson (R), Bakersfield, Calif., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $625.
10. (24) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas, MBCustoms/Knowles, 40, $600.
11. (20) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., BlackWidow/ProPower, 40, $575.
12. (21) 4v Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 40, $350.
13. (18) 14R Riley Brown, Hattiesburg, Miss., /, 40, $250.
14. (10) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $500.
15. (26) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla., MBCustoms/Karl, 40, $275.
16. (17) 4B Cory Bruggeman (R), Stillwater, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s, 40, $275.
17. (16) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $275.
18. (25) 24z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark., MBCustoms/ASI, 39, $475.
19. (22) 65 Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas, GRT/BMS, 37, $275.
20. (28) 3 Toby Hodge, Pulaski, Miss., GRT/Brown, 28, $225.
21. (1) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., VanderBuilt/Mullins, 21, $275.
22. (14) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 18, $275.
23. (23) 10W Hunter Wilbanks, Lakeland, Tenn., Brucebilt/Mullins, 16, $225.
24. (27) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins, 16, $275.
25. (19) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn., MBCustoms/Hatfield, 16, $475.
26. (7) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustoms/KPE, 15, $275.
27. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 12, $275.
DQ – (2) 12 Lucas Lee, Paris, Tenn., Brucebilt/KMF, 40, $225.

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: S. Scott 1-3, Lee 4-40.
Total Laps Led: Lee 37, S. Scott 3.
Margin of Victory: 1.101 seconds.
Time of Race: 36 minutes, 40.548 seconds (9 cautions).
Provisional Starters: Ferrell, Bonner, Day, Hodge (track).
Eibach Spring Forward Award: Vogel (advanced 14 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Robertson (started 24th, finished 10th).
Entries: 50.
Next Race: Saturday, March 10, Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, Miss.
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: .
Summit USMTS Southern Series Points: .
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: .
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: .
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: .

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Sanders.
Beyea Custom Headers – Phillips.
BSB Manufacturing – S. Scott.
Champ Pans – O’Neil.
Deatherage Opticians – Vogel.
E3 Spark Plugs – Dillard.
Edelbrock – O’Neil.
Eibach – Vogel.
Fast Shafts – VanderBeek.
FK Rod Ends – Robertson.
Forty9 Designs – Duvall, Ahumada.
GRT Race Cars – Clark.
Hooker Harness – Brown.
Integra Shocks & Springs – Ferrell.
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Bonner.
Keyser Manufacturing – Robertson.
KSE Racing Products – Dotson.
Maxima Racing Oils – VanderBeek.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Clark.
Out-Pace Racing Products – Bruggeman.
QA1 – VanderBeek.
RacerWebsite.com – Sanders.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Simpson Performance Products – S. Scott.
Swift Springs – VanderBeek, Brown.
Sybesma Graphics – S. Scott.
Tire Demon – Rowland.
VP Racing Fuels – VanderBeek.
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – VanderBeek.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Niznik.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: Alpinestars, American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chevrolet Performance, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD Performance, Nitroquest Media, Pace Performance, RacinDirt.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, ElbowsUp.com, Evolution Powersports, Oreo Cookies, PBM Performance Products, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing, River’s Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Top of the World Ranch, YouDirt.com.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Alpine Stars, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, BSB Manufacturing, Edelbrock, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Mr. Gasket, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, RHRSwag.com, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

By |2018-03-13T16:54:47+00:00March 13th, 2018|Race Results, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on VanderBeek Collects Victory after Lee’s Setback at Jackson Motor Speedway

Cruise With The Champions & Dirtondirt.com Backs Southern All Star Rookie

FAYETTEVILLE, TN- The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series has had many longtime sponsors and one that has been around is Cindy Knowles and Cruise with the Champions. Cindy has been awarding cruises to the series and rookies of the Southern All Stars for 24 years and this coming racing season will be no exception as they are back for their 25th year as well as having the 25th Annual Cruise with the Champions in 2019.

“Cindy has been around the Southern All Stars as long as I have and that will continue” said GM Lynn Acklin. “Cindy and I basically grew up on this series as I worked for B J and her husband Wade was a regular on the series for years and now her son Jake competes on a semi regular basis with the series.”

Another sponsor that joined on with the Cruise with the Champions was Michael Rigsby and Dirtondirt.com as they are responsible for the $1,000 cash money that is awarded to the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series rookie of the year.

“Michael and Dirtondirt.com came on board a few year back and made the commitment to helping out the rookie program with the $1,000 cash and we are delighted to be associated with them again in 2018.” said Acklin.

The first race of the season will be on Sunday afternoon March 4th at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC., 16th March Madness paying $12,000 to win.

For more information about these two companies www.cruisewiththechampions.net or www.dirtondirt.com

Southern All Star information please contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com or lynn.acklin@sasdirt.com

2018 SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES SCHEDULE—WORKING SCHEDULE

Sun-March 4-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$12,000-16th Annual March Madness Fri-March 16-Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$4,000-Bash at the Beach Night #1 Sat-March 17-Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$5,000-Bash at the Beach Night #2 Sat-April 28-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000 Sat-May 12-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$4,000-Mother’s Day Mayhem Sat-May 19-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA $4,000 Sat-June 2-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, AL $4,000 Sat-June 9-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN $4,000 Sat June 16-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN -$5,000-Big Daddy 500 Sat June 23-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-Michael Head Jr Memorial $5,454 Sat-July 7-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$4,000-July 4th Shootout Sat-August 4-Blue Ridge Motorsports Park-Blue Ridge, GA-$4,000 Sat-August 11-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000-Govenors Cup Sat-August 25-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN $5,000 Sat-September 1-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$4,000-Labor Weekend Special Sat-September 15-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$4,000 Fri-October 5-Smoky Mt Speedway—Maryville, TN-$5,000-King of the Mountain Fall Classic Night #1 Sat October 6-Smoky Mt Speedway—Maryville, TN-$7,500-King of the Mountain Fall Classic Night #2 Sat-October 13-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,200-NASCAR Weekend-B J Parker Memorial

 

2018 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS:

2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

2018 AR Bodies Challenge:

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
SUN-MARCH 4-CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY-GAFFNEY, SC-$12.000 FRI-MARCH 16-SOUTHERN RACEWAY-MILTON, FL-$4,000 SAT-MARCH 17-SOUTHERN RACEWAY-MILTON, FL-$5,000

2018 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series

2018 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, , COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter

By |2018-01-31T18:16:47+00:00January 31st, 2018|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Cruise With The Champions & Dirtondirt.com Backs Southern All Star Rookie

FASTRAK Welcomes Excalibur Race Cars as a Partner

Carnesville, GA – FASTRAK Companies International, LLC is excited to welcome Excalibur Race Cars as a sponsor of the FASTRAK Racing Series. The Church Hill, TN based chassis builder, owned by Vance Surratt, is coming on board for the 2018 season and beyond.

“We are looking forward to building this partnership and working alongside FASTRAK into the future,” said Surratt.

Excalibur Race Cars will be giving away a chassis in 2018 to someone on the FASTRAK Racing Series Tour. The details of that give away will be announced at a later date. Excalibur also plans to sponsor a fast time award for series races in 2018.

“Excalibur Race Cars is a company that strives to give back to racers, and that’s been one of FASTRAK’s goals since day one,” said FASTRAK General Manager DJ Irvine, “This is the beginning of an exciting partnership for us and Excalibur.”

Teams can purchase a new bare docol chassis from Excalibur Race Cars for $4,800. Excalibur offers chassis at any stage, from bare to race ready. They also offer 24/7 support for their teams and encourage drivers to work with them.

“We want to help racers any way we can, regardless if they’re in one of our cars or not,” added Surratt, “We treat racers the way we want to be treated.”

Excalibur Race Cars will have a car on display at FASTRAK’s Night of Champions Awards Banquet on January 27th in Gatlinburg. There, drivers will have to opportunity to meet company representatives and see one of their cars in person.

Excalibur Race Cars is located at 505 East Main St., Church Hill, TN. They can be reached at (423)256-3770 or (423)480-0996.

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series.  Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

 

The 2018 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Beyea Headers, Excalibur Race Cars, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems, Rockauto.com, RacingJunk.com and Thomas Clarke Performance

By |2018-01-03T21:05:35+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Fastrak Late Model Series, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on FASTRAK Welcomes Excalibur Race Cars as a Partner

FASTRAK Racing Series gears up for Championship Weekend at Screven Motor Speedway

Carnesville, GA – The FASTRAK Racing Series is gearing up for the 2017 Championship Weekend, a two-night event at Screven Motor Speedway, November 17th and 18th. The first night of Championship Weekend will be a $2,000 to win feature event with the second night paying $3,000 to win.
The 2017 FASTRAK Racing Series has seen a competitive points battle all season long. The Championship will be decided after the second night of Championship Weekend. Benji Hicks, of Mt. Airy, NC, currently leads the FASTRAK Racing Series with 392 points. Hicks has picked up four wins during the 2017 campaign. A run of four consecutive top-fives helped stretched his points lead to 22 points heading into the final two races of the season. He has finished in the top-five in eight races this season.
Jensen Ford of Piney Flats, TN, currently sits second in the Championship fight with 370 points. Ford has one victory this season, winning the June 17th race at Toccoa Raceway, and four top-fives.
Defending Champion, Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC is in third with 369 points. Knight picked up a win at the Rebel Yell in FASTRAK’s last visit to Screven Motor Speedway on July 22nd. He has piloted his way to four top-five finishes on the FASTRAK Racing Series tour.
Ronda, NC’s Matthew Nance sits fourth in the FASTRAK Racing Series points with 366. Nance has four top-five finishes this season and notched his first career FASTRAK Racing Series win on July 3rd at Lavonia Speedway.
Ron Parker of Belwood, NC rounds out the top five in points with 349. Parker has driven to four top-five finishes during the 2017 FASTRAK Racing Series season.
The total purse for the FASTRAK Racing Series Championship Weekend is over $25,000. FASTRAK’s sister series, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will also host their championship event at Screven Motor Speedway with a $5,000 to win event on November 18th.
Additionally, the FASTRAK Racing Series will try a new format at Screven Motor Speedway. Teams will be divided into two groups, A and B, for qualifying by pill draw. Teams’ qualifying efforts will lock them into heat races within their groups.
“Several of our teams have said they would like to see a new format,” said Stan Lester of FASTRAK, “We try to listen to our teams and although I disagree with them on this one, I am willing to try it and see if we are not seeing something they are. As long as it still brings the competitive racing we always see in the FASTRAK late model series events, because our fans are happy as well, then we will consider it for 2018”.

Full purse for Friday, November 17:
1) $2,000; 2) $1,000; 3) $700; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $375; 9) $350; 10) $325; 11) $315; 12) $300; 13) $275; 14) $265; 15-24) $250

Full Purse for Saturday, November 18:
1) $3,000; 2) $1,500; 3) $900; 4) $650; 5) $600; 4) $500; 5) $450; 6) $425; 7) $400; 8) $365; 9) $340; 10) $325; 11) $300; 12-24) $275

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series. Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

The 2017 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Beyea Headers, Rocket Chassis, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems, Rockauto.com, RacingJunk.com and Thomas Clarke Performance.

—FASTRAK PR

By |2017-10-30T21:32:29+00:00October 30th, 2017|Fastrak Late Model Series, Racing News, Regional, ULTIMATE Super Late Model Seires|Comments Off on FASTRAK Racing Series gears up for Championship Weekend at Screven Motor Speedway

CARS Tour Announces 2018 Season Schedule and Unprecedented Competitor Incentive Programs

Mooresville, NC 8/24/17 – The CARS Tour announced the 2018 schedules for both the Super Late Model Tour and the Late Model Stock Car Tour during a press conference at South Boston on Friday evening, along with several incentive programs that the series hopes will boost car counts and loyalty amongst teams in the future.

For the first time in CARS Tour history, the SLM and LMSC Tours will not run identical schedules, as the Late Model Stock Car Tour will run 12 races in 2018, while the Super Late Model Tour will only run nine races. Both divisions will still share seven races with each other during the 2018 season, including the Mid-Atlantic Classic at Orange County Speedway, the Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway, and the season finale at South Boston Speedway.

The CARS Tour will also venture to five new tracks for the 2018 season. The CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour will make stops at Wake County Speedway, Ace Speedway, Carteret County Speedway and Kingsport Speedway for the first time in the series’ history. The Super Late Model Tour will travel to Tennessee on April 7th to participate in a combination race with the Championship Racing Association and Southern Super Series at Fairgrounds Speedway.

Changes to the purses in both divisions were also announced in Friday’s press conference. The CARS LMSC Tour purse, which is based on a 28-car field, will be increased by 12% in 2018, with the average purse for each race being $32,450 in comparison to the $28,875 spread out amongst the drivers in 2017. A driver who wins a CARS LMSC Tour race in 2018 will earn $6,000 instead of $5,000, and any driver who starts a race will automatically earn $700.

The purse for the Super Late Models in 2018 will also be based on a 28-car starting field, with one major change being that the purse for SLM events will be aligned with other SLM sanctioning bodies. Unlike the LMSC Tour, four races in the SLM Tour will award $10,000 to the winner of the event, which will be the races at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Anderson Motor Speedway, the Mid-Atlantic Classic, and a race that has yet to be announced for May 20, 2018.

The CARS Tour also announced the Touring Twelve program for the Late Model Stock Car Tour, which is a loyalty program that will consist of twelve Late Model teams that plan to compete in every points event for the 2018 season. There will be several benefits for Touring Twelve teams that will include a reduced entry fee of $825, and a guaranteed minimum of $1,000 in earnings for each race. Touring Twelve teams will also receive two sets of discounted Hoosier tires, four complimentary race tickets to all CARS LMSC Tour points races, and an opportunity to be featured on CARS Tour merchandise.

In order for teams to participate in the Touring Twelve program, CARS LMSC Tour teams must sign an agreement to participate in all regular season races and complete driver and owner registrations by March 2, 2018. Drivers will be required to have their name and likeness used on CARS Tour branding and merchandise, and must be committed to participate in limited driver appearances throughout the season, along with running a special throwback scheme at the Throwback 276 on August 4, 2018.

There will also be a loyalty program for CARS LMSC Tour competitors who do not participate in the Touring Twelve program. Any car owner in the division that competes in three consecutive races will receive a $500 bonus as a part of their winnings for the third event, which could result in an additional $2,000 in winnings for the 2018 season. A driver who participates in this program is not required to start in the season opener at Tri-County, and can run any three consecutive LMSC Tour races of their choice.

Other programs announced by the CARS Tour include a Hometown Hero bonus, in which any non-CARS LMSC Tour regular who is in the top three in a track’s LSMC points prior to the CARS Tour arrival will receive free Hoosier Tires for the CARS Tour race at that track. Information regarding finances and fees for CARS Tour teams will remain the same with the exception of late fees, which will drop to $100 in 2018 as opposed to the $250 late fee implemented in 2017.

For additional information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212.

2018 CARS Tour Schedule:
March 3 Tri-County Speedway Hudson, NC Open Practice/SRI Performance Media Day
March 10 Tri-County Speedway Hudson, NC LMSC $10,000 to win.
March 24 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, SC SLM $10,000/LMSC
April 7 Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, TN SLM w/CRA and SSS
April 7 Wake County Speedway Raleigh, NC LMSC
April 21 Mid-Atlantic Classic Rougemont, NC SLM $10,000/LMSC
May 5 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC SLM/LMSC
May 20 TBA TBA SLM $10,000/LMSC
June 9 Ace Speedway Altamahaw, NC LMSC
June 9 Anderson Motor Speedway Williamston, SC SLM w/SSS $10,000
June 23 Carteret County Speedway Swansboro, NC LMSC
July 14 Kingsport Speedway Bloomingdale, TN LMSC
August 4 Throwback 276 Hickory, NC SLM/LMSC
Sept 8 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC SLM/LMSC
Oct 13 South Boston Speedway South Boston, VA SLM/LMSC

—CARS Press Release

By |2017-10-25T17:15:17+00:00October 25th, 2017|CARS Racing Tour, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on CARS Tour Announces 2018 Season Schedule and Unprecedented Competitor Incentive Programs

Henry Hornsby III Wins FASTRAK National Weekly Points Championship

Carnesville, GA – Henry Hornsby III of Bradley, WV claimed the 2017 FASTRAK Weekly Points Championship. Hornsby, who drives the number 39 Longhorn, collected nine wins during his Championship campaign. He is sponsored by Henry’s Radiator Shop, AAA Mini Storage and Bradley Car Wash.
Kyle Lukon of Washington, PA came in second in the points standings in the number 184 Rocket, reaching victory lane seven times. He was followed up Hartwell, GA’s Frankie Beard who piloted the number 2 Mastersbilt to five wins in 2017. Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, VA, claiming five wins this season, finished in fourth with Parker Herring of Hartwell, GA rounding out the top five, with two wins.

TJ Salango of Glen Daniel, WV was sixth. Drew Benfield of Toccoa, GA was seventh. Michael Bland of Pineville, WV was eighth. Tyler Stutler of Lost Creek, WV was ninth. Tyler Arrington of Honaker, VA rounded out the top ten of the 2017 FASTRAK National Weekly Points standings.
The Championship points total is calculated by a driver’s best fifteen finishes throughout the season. Once a driver has reached fifteen races, additional races begin to replace lower finishes, giving each driver their fifteen best finishes of the season. The weekly points cut-off was Labor Day.
Hornsby will be presented with the $10,000 top prize at the FASTRAK Awards Banquet in January. The National Weekly Points fund pays through the top ten. The FASTRAK Awards Banquet is open to anyone who would like to attend. Details on the banquet will be released in the coming weeks.

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series. Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

The 2017 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Beyea Headers, Rocket Chassis, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems, Rockauto.com, RacingJunk.com and Thomas Clarke Performance.

By |2017-09-20T18:00:58+00:00September 20th, 2017|Fastrak Late Model Series, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Henry Hornsby III Wins FASTRAK National Weekly Points Championship

Devin Dixon Digs Deep to Claim Chevy Performance Championship

Ocala, Florida (09/05/17) – To say that it’s been a trying season for Devin Dixon and the Big Frog Motorsports team would be a giant understatement. From mechanical failures to random bad luck on the track, the team has truly seen a little bit of everything go array in 2017.

However, over the weekend the team’s fortune experienced a definite improvement as Dixon claimed both the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series championship and rookie of the year title in the Big Frog Motorsports #58 Rocket XR1 entry.

“I’m not going to lie – a few weeks ago we were all pretty much ready to thrown in the towel,” said Big Frog Motorsports’ Augie Burttram. “It just seemed that the cards were terminally stacked against us. However, none of us gave up, and it’s really fulfilling to know that the end result is the overall championship.”

For Dixon being able to win both titles was a career moment.

“We set out with some definitive goals this season, and this weekend we were able to make two of them a reality,” Dixon noted. “There’s no quit in this team, and we’ll spend the rest of the season pursuing our other goal, which is to win races.”

The finale weekend for the 2017 campaign of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series took the team to Georgia for a pair of Labor Day weekend showdowns. On Saturday night the action came to life at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia), where Dixon finished in the 9th-position in the $2,000-to-win, 30-lap finale.

With his performance on Saturday evening, he found himself just a few markers behind Austin Smith for the top spot in the championship battle heading into Sunday night’s event at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia).

Preliminary action positioned Dixon starting 6th on the grid for the 100-lap, $10,000-to-win feature event. He would go on to advance to a 4th-place finish behind race winner, Riley Hickman, Ronnie Johnson and Michael Page.

The finish was enough to allow him to take the series title and the rookie title.

For full results from the events, please visit www.525SuperSeries.com .

Next on tap for the team is a trip to Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) on September 16 to take part in the FASTRAK World Championship. The event posts a $20,000 top prize. For more information on the race, please visit www.VaMotorSpeedway.com.

Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Dave’s Towing, Big Frog Shocks, Big Frog Signs and Graphics, Ocala Tractor, Southway Crane Service, M&W Transport, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffers Oil, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Race Fuels, Koury Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Daytona Sensors LLC, Schoenfeld Headers, COMP Cams, AR Bodies, Vahlco Wheels, Leaf Firesuits, JE Pistons, Red Line Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Fast Shafts, Callies Race Products, Superior Bearings, Ferrea Valves, Butlerbuilt Seats, C&R Racing, Leaf Racewear, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest team news and updates on Big Frog Motorsports please visit www.BigFrogMotorsports.com .

By |2017-09-05T15:38:57+00:00September 5th, 2017|Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Devin Dixon Digs Deep to Claim Chevy Performance Championship

Southern All Stars Set Month Of September Races

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series has adjusted it schedule for the month of September with a pair of 40 lap $4,000 to win races.

Saturday night September 2nd the series will make its third stop of the season at the Thunderhill Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., for the Labor Day Weekend 40 at the high banked ¼ mile oval. The series has held two previous events at the West Tennessee track and they have been won by Spring Hill, TN., driver Brad Skinner and the second was won by Lakeland, TN., Dane Dacus. Both of these events have drawn great crowds to Rickey Spurgeon’s track but the July 8th crowd was one of the largest in the history of the track, so race fans need to get to the track early to get a seat as there was not one to be found when the nights’ events started in July.

The second event of September will be on Saturday night September 9th at Johnny Stokes Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS., This race is the make up date for the rained out event in July, at that event 36 super late models had already checked in and then heavy thunderstorms developed at drivers meeting time making track conditions impossible to work back in and get the show in that night. This is the one and only yearly appearance at the west Mississippi track and if any indication of the turnout for the rained out event it should be a great night of racing.

Events that were scheduled to take place at the East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Al., will not take place as Southern All Star official and EAMS could come together on sanctioning agreements between the two parties.

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 922; 2.Tristan Sealy 804; 3.Eric Hickerson 776; 4. T J Reaid 732; 5.Brad Skinner 606; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Riley Hickman 418; 9.Clint Smith 402; 10.Matt Perry 356;

2017 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Austin Horton 922; 2.Tristian Sealy 804; 3. Eric Hickerson 776; 4.T J Reaid 732

2017 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Eric Hickerson 294; 2.Brad Skinner 212; 3.Todd Morrow 123; 4.Brandon Overton 106; 5.Josh Putnam 82; 6.Joseph Faulkner 43 7.Derek Ellis 35; 8.Jason Walker 34; 9.Jamie Perry 33; 10.Jeff Johns 30; 11.Jason Lyles 24; 12.Mitch Thornton 18; 13.Dean Carpenter 16; 14.John Minon 15;

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
Sept 2nd Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN $4,000 Sept 9th Magnolia Motor Speedway-Columbus, MS $4,000 Oct 6th-7th Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN $10,000 Oct 14th Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL $4,000

2017 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series

2017 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter

By |2017-08-24T14:58:44+00:00August 24th, 2017|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Set Month Of September Races