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with Dave Sully, WJJL-1440 AM, Saturdays at noon
with Dave Buchanan, Sunday at 11 a.m.
on Radio 550 AM.
with Ken Hangauer Jr., WXRL-1300 AM, Wednesdays-Fridays, 8:30 a. m.
“The Last Lap Racing Report” with Rod Biehler, WZKZ-101.9 FM, Mondays
and Fridays, 12:15 p. m.
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NOV 21.................2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards
PEDDLER TRADE SHOW,
DEC 11-13............PRI, INDY
Banquet @ Vernon Downs
Jan 23-25................Motorsports 2015,Philadelphia
Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
- Feb. 5-7 .............. (All Star) Winter
Nationals, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla.
- Feb. 11-13............ (All Star) DIRTcar
Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla.
- Feb. 13-15 ............(WoO Sprint Cars)
DIRTcar Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla.
- Feb. 19-21.............ASCS $10,000-to-win, Ronald Laney Memorial
at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway
Feb. 26-28............. USAC NON WING, East Bay Raceway Park
Mar 13-15............. MOTORSPORTS EXPO Toronto’s
June 28..................The Broadmoor
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
AUG 15..................URC, Orange
County, Middletown, NY
NOTE.....CHECK TRACK OR GROUP WEBSITE TO VERIFY RACE DATES.
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We will be traveling with
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2014 Racing Season
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Mike Emhof talks about his Sprint
Car booth, Rolling Wheels and the Patriot Sprint Tour. Make sure to
see him today for some great deals only available at Parts Peddler.
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driver that races with a metal seat bolted to a frame like sprint cars and
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The Lucas Oil
American Sprint Car Series are hard at work preparing the 2015
.....which begins with the
$10,000-to-win, Ronald Laney Memorial at
Tampa’s East Bay Raceway February 19-21, 2015.
The complete scheduled will be released
at the 2014 Performance Racing Industries Tradeshow in
For continued updates on the American
Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
SPRINT CAR ‘RAFFLE CAR’ HEADS TO FINAL TWO TRADE SHOWS BEFORE THE FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 19, DRAWING DATE
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 18, 2014) – The National Sprint Car
Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s brand-new 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered
Maxim sprint car ‘raffle car’ will make the last two trade show appearances
soon before its Friday, December 19, drawing date. Museum special events
coordinator David Herrmann will have the state-of-the-art winged sprint car
at this weekend’s Heartland Auto Racing Show, November 21-22, in Des Moines
and at next month’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December
11-13, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
David Herrmann today, “People don’t always realize that the non-profit
museum foundation needs an 18-month raffle to make this fundraising program
work for us and our partners, the builders and the manufacturers. However,
we are now down to the last month before we will draw the winning ticket.
So, if you’ve always dreamed of owning and/or driving a sprint car, now is
your chance to be a part of the raffle. Tickets are just twenty dollars
each, or six tickets for one hundred dollars. Those individuals that won’t
be at the Heartland show in Des Moines nor the PRI show in Indianapolis are
encouraged to call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-874-4488. This opportunity
will really make someone’s Christmas this year!”
builders and manufacturers who are participating in this tenth
museum-benefit raffle are Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Donovan,
Winter’s Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, GS Products, ButlerBuilt
Professional Seat Systems, Sander Engineering, MSD Ignition, Fuel Safe
Racing Cells, Astro Titanium, Wilwood Disc Brakes, BMRS, Auto Meter, Del
West, Hoosier Tire, SuperShox, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars,
Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, Hooker Harness, Xtreme Accu-Tach, KSE Racing
Products, T&D Machine Products, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, HRP Racing
Products, Moose Blocks, P-Ayr, Rod End Supply, Kenny’s Components, Hinchman
Racing Uniforms and C&R Racing.
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is located at One Sprint Capital
Place (P.O. Box 542) in Knoxville, Iowa (50138). It is open every day of
the year, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter
Rich Vleck tells Doug Elkins who
bought Rolling Wheels, what the tentative plan is and describes his
role. Both Rich and Mike Emhof will be at Parts Peddler this weekend and they
are looking for your thoughts.
Rolling Wheels Raceway Gears up for 2015
Rich Vleck, ELBRIDGE, NY, (November 16,
2014)- Rolling Wheels Raceway, located in Elbridge, NY, was recently
purchased by Pay-Dirt Racing and Construction Group, Inc. and is actively
preparing for the upcoming racing season.
After an extended process to finalize the
agreement to purchase the 5/8-mile oval, Pay-Dirt is moving forward,
spearheaded by Mike LaGuzza. Mr. LaGuzza is a life-long race fan that has
always dreamed about ways to make improvements and is excited to tackle
those goals. A wide array of renovations and improvements are planned while
still preserving the elements that make dirt racing so exciting.
Recently, Pay-Dirt brought on their first
two employees, agreeing to terms with Mike Emhof and Rich Vleck. Emhof has
been installed as the Director of Racing Operations while Vleck will serve
as Media Director. They have worked together since 2003, most notably with
the Patriot Sprint Tour, and will serve in similar capacities at RWR while
maintaining their Patriot obligations.
Rolling Wheels will once again utilize a specials only race format.
Thursday Night being the primary night used about once a month featuring Big
Block Modifieds, 360 Sprint Cars and
Crate Sportsman. In addition, “The Fast Track” will feature a
ground-breaking multi-day tournament-style event near Memorial Day Weekend.
Without a doubt, the Pay-Dirt series will
be noteworthy due to the impressive payouts and incredible point funds. The
exact details are still being ironed out but are sure to be announced in the
other exciting developments are still in the works, which will be announced
in the coming weeks in a series of press releases. Look for updates on
to come shortly as improvements are currently being made on the website.
Over the last month, the
page has been must-visit location for information and ground-breaking fan
interaction, including the popular “Sunday Night Trivia”.
Pay-Dirt Racing welcomes aboard Mike Emhof and Rich Vleck.
After nearly a year of negotiations, today will be the first official day for Mr. Emhof and Mr. Vleck.
Rich Vleck will be handling Public Relations, Social Media and will be the Voice of Rolling Wheels Raceway.
Mr. Emhof will be the President of Racing Relations.
Certification of their contracts are scheduled for this afternoon in Rochester, New York. After certification of their contracts, Mr.Emhof and Mr. Vleck will announce their staff that will be working with them at Rolling Wheels Raceway.
We apologize for not getting the staffing announcements out sooner, Pay-Dirt Racing is not hiring people for just a few months, these are long term contracts that require year round commitments and as most of you know, this was a Major decision for these individuals and more time was taken than expected to negotiate the fine points of these contracts.
Please note, The Patriots Sprint Touring Series is still owned and operated by Mr. Emhof and this announcement does not have any connection with any Events that the Patriots have scheduled for their 2015 Season.
reminded racers about what is happening at this year’s Parts Peddler Trade Show
ran down some of the manufacturers that will be on hand why a
handshake is better than an email reply.
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET COMING UP
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
by Tommy Goudge (October 30, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The 2014 Ohsweken
Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen's
Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the
achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car,
Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock,
HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. See
below for details and ticket information.
2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet
Friday, November 21, 2014. Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Awards at
8:00pm, and Dance at 9:30pm
Carmen's Banquet Centre
1520 Stone Church Rd E
Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9
$40 per person - Tickets can be purchased by contacting Lorraine Pederson
or at Styres Gas Bar (519 445-0575). *Please note: Reserved tables are not
available this year. Seating will be assigned on a first come, first serve
basis. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER NOVEMBER 14TH. NO EXCEPTIONS.*
Memberships for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase
at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and payable by cash, cheque, debit
card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at
the following link:
Renegade Series Director
FINDLAY, Ohio – The Renegade Sprints
has named Frankie Kerr as the series director.
Kerr drove to numerous sprint car
series and track championships in Ohio along with five Ohio
Speedweek titles before spending the past 15 years in the
“My love is still dirt racing,” he
said. “I’ve always wanted to get back to dirt and help
racers. The heart of sprint car racing for the most part is
in the central part of the United States – Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois and Pennsylvania. We’re going to be a series that
Kerr will handle the competition
director duties on race day along with other aspects of
growing the series, such as scheduling races, enforcing
rules, securing sponsorships, etc. Renegade Sprints
President Shane Helms will remain as one of the series
“All along the plan was to find the
right guy for the job,” Helms said. “I believe Frankie is
that guy. He has a great reputation and a lot of contacts in
racing. I’m happy to turn things over to him as the series
continues to build momentum.”
Kerr’s most recent job has been as a
crew chief for several top-notch drivers in NASCAR,
including Robby Gordon, Marcos Ambrose and Bobby Labonte to
name a few. That career path came on the heels of a standout
sprint car career that ended abruptly following two decades
behind the wheel.
“I won on a Tuesday night at Fremont
Speedway (in Fremont, Ohio) and I retired the next day in
the middle of Speedweek,” he said. “Don’t ask me why, but it
just happened to turn out that way. I don’t regret it
because I’ve made a really good living for my family, but I
still have that passion for dirt racing.
“I’ve stayed involved with a lot of
people. I’ve stayed in contact with the sport. When the
(Renegade Sprints) said we need someone to help us with this
I was glad to. Nothing compares to dirt racing. The series
is going to grow and be profitable to the race tracks,
promoters and the racers.”
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Eldora Speedway’s
off-season is anything but that once again as the track
surface is undergoing an ambitious makeover under the
direction of Chad Schmitmeyer, facilities manager of the
legendary half-mile clay oval.
Nearly 400 truckloads of clay is in
the process of being hauled on to the high-banks to
invigorate the surface that last year produced some of the
most competitive racing seen in Eldora’s rich 61 year
As a non-stop parade of 45 trucks
hauls in the clay, Schmitmeyer and crew continues to
distribute it around the full oval, keeping a watchful eye
to maintain the shaping that produced 2014’s multi-grooved
While the hauling of the clay is
expected to be completed within the week, the track
preparation will continue right up through the April 11,
2015 Test and Tune session.
The ongoing ticket and campsite
renewal process for the 2015 Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris
Mowers (June 4-6), Kings Royal weekend (July 17 & 18), 1-800
Car Cash Mud Summer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series (July 22) and World 100 (Sept. 10-12) continues
through this Sunday, Nov. 16 at midnight.
Add and Exchange Days, exclusive to
patrons who renewed their tickets or campsites for 2015, are
Nov. 19-21. The public sale date for the remaining tickets
and campsites for these major event weekends is Saturday,
December 6 at 10 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS – The AMSOIL USAC
National Sprint Car Series will return to East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Fla.,
for the first time since
2010 for a three-day event during the month of February.
The series will travel to East Bay Raceway Park on Feb.
26-28, 2015, with an open practice night scheduled for Feb.
25. These three races are added to the already-announced
Feb. 19-21 races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.. More
than $130,000 in prize money will be up for grabs for USAC
participants to kick off the 2014 National campaign.
The now six-race Winter Dirt Games VI schedule throws a
healthy dose of wingless sprint car racing into Florida’s
season kickoff calendar while making USAC’s lone visit to
the Sunshine State an even stronger trip.
Damion Gardner, who will lock down his third AMSOIL USAC-CRA
Sprint Car Series title this weekend in Peoria, Ariz., swept
a pair of races at East Bay in 2010. Four years earlier the
track hosted its initial USAC races, a trio of Ford Focus
The sprint cars then converged on Ocala for races
beginning in 2011 and 2015 marks the fifth straight year
that the Winter Dirt Games will return to Bubba Raceway
Park. Just one week later they will now race at East Bay,
closing the track’s Winter Nationals schedule.
“We are delighted to announce these additional February
dates for our participants,” said series coordinator Jason
McCord. “Florida has always been a destination during this
time and it’s fun to get out of the Midwestern cold and
enjoy the sunny atmosphere down south. We have enjoyed great
success with the Ocala races and the addition of the East
Bay events now enhances the vacation opportunities for our
I'm working on the beginnings of a pavement division.
I was asked by some pavement people so why not?
The tracks seem interested.
Presently 6 teams are interested in giving it a go. Rules will be announced when
we have some dates.
Owner, Ontario Topless Sprints
Busy 2015 Speedweeks Schedule Features
Action in Four DIRTcar Racing Divisions at Five Tracks
DIRTcar Racing action scheduled
at four Florida tracks and one Georgia oval during January and February
CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - The 2015 DIRTcar Racing
season will get off to a hot start this winter with Speedweeks action in four
divisions spread among five dirt tracks and two months.
The traditional stretch of early-season racing begins
in late January with Winternationals and culminates with the DIRTcar Nationals
presented by Summit Racing Equipment in mid-February.
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds kick off Speedweeks with the
Winternationals at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, Fla., Jan. 29 to 31. The
series then makes stops at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for 15
total nights of racing.
- Jan. 29-31 - Winternationals, East Bay Raceway,
- Feb. 5 and 6 - Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla.
- Feb. 7 and 8 - North Florida Speedway, Lake City,
- Feb. 10-17 - DIRTcar Nationals presented by
Summit, plus the Gator Championship, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville,
World of Outlaws Late Model Series and DIRTcar
For 12 nights at tracks in Georgia and Florida, the
DIRTcar Late Models and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series compete during
- Feb. 6 and 7 Winter Freeze, Screven Motorsports
Park, Sylvania, Ga.
- Feb. 8 North Florida Speedway, Lake City,
- Feb. 13-15 Winter Nationals, Bubba Raceway
Park, Ocala, Fla.
- Feb. 16-21 DIRTcar Nationals presented by
Summit, Barberville, Fla.
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and UNOH
All Star Circuit of Champions
Joining the modifieds and late models during Speedweeks
are the sprint cars of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the UNOH
All Star Circuit of Champions. The two series make stops at Volusia Speedway
Park and Bubba's Raceway Park.
- Feb. 5-7 Winter Nationals, Bubba Raceway
Park, Ocala, Fla. (All Star)
- Feb. 11-13 DIRTcar Nationals presented by
Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. (All Star)
- Feb. 13-15 DIRTcar Nationals presented by
Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. (WoO Sprint Cars)
Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series
The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds take on
Volusia during DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 18-21 with a $5,000-to-win feature on the
- Feb. 18-21 DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit,
Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla.
A full schedule and ticket information for each event
is available online at
DIRTcar racing action is brought to fans
Lucas Oil Returns as Tour Sponsor for the Empire Super
Annual Awards Banquet set for January 3
SYRACUSE, NY – For
the eighth consecutive season, Lucas Oil Products from Corona, Ca. has
signed on to be the title sponsor of the Empire Super Sprints (ESS), the
North East and Canada’s leading 360 sprint car sanctioning group.
The 2015 racing year will be approaching rapidly and the tour known
once again as the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will be celebrating
it’s 32nd Anniversary.
“Having Lucas Oil back and having them with us for so long now, they
are family to us.” said ESS President Chuck Miller. “Knowing that the
teams will have a lucrative point fund already in place long before a
car hits the track is a great feeling and we are just so thankful to
have such a great company behind us”
Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple
philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives
available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered
to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and
development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has
established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck
Lucas Oil is a huge supporter of many forms of sports with
Motorsports the backbone of their programs including the Lucas Oil Late
Model Series, Lucas Oil Off Road Series and Lucas Oil Speedway just to
name a few. For more information, please log on to www.lucasoil.com
Steve Poirier was once
again crowned the Lucas Oil ESS champion, his fifth title overall in his
career that started back in 2006. A total of six A-Main wins and
incredible 20 top five finishes made for a season to remember.
The Quebec start also took home the E&V Energy Tour of the States,
the Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada, The SUNY Canton Series, Cobra
Coaches Dash Series, Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series, Insinger
Performance Fuels Hard Charger and Gater News Lap Leader Series
standings as well.
Poirier along with all the other Lucas Oil ESS stars of 2014 will
receive their honors at the annual awards banquet held at the luxurious
Vernon Downs Casino and Resort of Saturday night January 3rd. The 2015
season schedule will be announced on that day with the rules meeting
kicking off the days activities.
Lucas Oil and the Empire Super Sprints together once again! As
tradition continues, it will be excitement guaranteed!!
For More Information:
Web - www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter - @ESSprints
App: Empire Super Sprints
Mountain Undergoes A Face-Lift
CENTER LISLE, N.Y. – It may be the
offseason, but the continuous improvement at Thunder
Mountain Speedway has not stopped.
Capitalizing on the mild autumn
weather, Thunder Mountain owner Karl Spoonhower and the
track crew have undertaken a track reconfiguration and
resurfacing project in preparation for the 2015 campaign at
the facility located in Center Lisle, N.Y., just miles
outside of Whitney Point.
Following the completion of the
final 2014 event in September, fill was brought in to lay
the groundwork for a revamped turn three. The fill allowed
turn three to be expanded and widened. The project will
provide a more sweeping arc for competitors entering turn
three and exiting turn four to allow for additional
The backstretch retaining wall and
fencing, in addition to the turn-three outside barrier will
be adjusted, as well.
Clay was also spread on the speedway
in advance of the winter months to settle and mix with the
Planning for the 2015 season at
Thunder Mountain is currently underway.
Once again, the
big-block/small-block Modifieds will headline weekly racing
at the speedway. Open Sportsman return to the track paying a
region-high $700 to win and $100 to take the green flag.
New for ’15 is the addition of the
Crate 602 Sportsman division, which has grown significantly
in the area. The Crate 602 Sportsman division will race
weekly for a $400 winner’s share.
Also racing regularly in ’15 are the
Street Stocks and Four Cylinder Stocks.
A number of touring/visiting
divisions will visit the speedway including the Short Track
Super Series Fueled By VP Modifieds,
Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 360 Sprint Cars, CRSA
305 Sprint Cars, Vintage Cars, XCel 600 Modifieds,
IMCA-style Modifieds, SRP Sprints and more.
An open practice is set for
Saturday, April 18 with the Season Opener on the docket one
week later on April 25.
Unveils Winter Dirt Games Slate
OCALA, Fla. – Winter Dirt Games VI
will showcase USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car stars in
three consecutive nights of racing at
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.
Feb. 19-21, 2015.
An open practice session is
scheduled Feb. 18 and Feb. 22
is reserved as a rain date.
The Ocala events are set to kick
off USAC’s 2015 racing season but additional events in
the Sunshine State are also under negotiation and may be
announced in the weeks ahead.
Bubba Raceway Park’s 3/8-mile
D-shaped oval presents a unique challenge for those who
compete there and the USAC races there have provided
race fans with numerous memorable events since 2010.
Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson
opened the 2014 AMSOIL National Sprint series with Ocala
victories and they now stand 1-2 in the battle for the
championship entering the final events on the west
Clauson also won the 2013
opener, but Tracy Hines swept rounds two and three.
Damion Gardner and Darren Hagen scored 2012 Ocala wins,
while Gardner won twice there in 2011 and Clauson also
scored that year. Gardner, who appears headed for the
2014 USAC/CRA title, swept the two Winter Dirt Games
features at East Bay Raceway Park in 2010.
Florida has offered a winter
destination for USAC participants ever since the debut
of USAC in 1956. The first USAC Sprint race ever held
saw 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert win at
Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach. Chuck Weyant and
Pat O’Connor scored wins that year at Jacksonville and
Larry Dickson swept a pair of
Sprint races at Hollywood in 1970 and Rich Vogler was
the Sprint winner at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 1987.
In 2005, Dave Steele won at
Orlando’s Speed World. Then came the Winter Dirt Games
in 2010 at Gibsonton.
“I’m always to ready to get
going early in the year,” said Bacon. “The Ocala track
is unique, with different character from one corner to
the other, and we’ve run good there in the past. Ocala
is a great way to kick off the year and it’s always nice
to leave the cold, snowy climate in Indiana back home
while we enjoy the sunshine in Florida.” Bacon pilots
the Dynamics, Inc. Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple
X/Stanton Mopar. The Dynamics, Inc. team is the all-time
leader in terms of USAC National Sprint Car wins with
The entire 2015 AMSOIL USAC
National Sprint Car Series schedule is expected to be
released the weekend at USAC’s “Night of Champions”
National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on Dec. 12.
NOVEMBER “SPRINT CAR 101” FORUMS ANNOUNCED; ONE IN KNOXVILLE AND ONE IN
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (October
9, 2014) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to
announce its line-up of free and open-to-the-public Sprint Car 101
educational programs for the remainder of the year, which includes a bonus
program in Algona, Iowa. The regularly-scheduled program will take place on
Thursday, October 16, in Knoxville with an evening featuring “Knoxville
Nationals: The First Fifty Years” book authors Eric Arnold & Bob Wilson.
The Sprint Car 101 ‘On the Road’ program will take place on Sunday, November
23, with an afternoon spotlighting North Central Iowa racing veteran and
2013 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductee Norm Wiemers.
According to museum
curator Tom Schmeh today, “Due to last winter’s weather, we were forced to
postpone our program with Eric Arnold and Bob Wilson. We are proud to
finally bring that forum to life. We are also excited about working with
Chad Meyer again at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum in Algona on
the afternoon with Norm Wiemers. It follows our very successful program up
there this spring with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond. I
encourage sprint car fans in North Central Iowa to come out at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, November 23, to the Kossuth County Fairgrounds in Algona.”
interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series
at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit
There will be no programs in Knoxville in November and December.
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Sprints Confirm 2015 Florida Dates
CAMARGO, Ill. – The UNOH All Star
Circuit of Champions will kick off the 2015 season with five
events in eight days at two tracks, with each event paying
$5,000 to the winner.
Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., starts the UNOH All Star
Circuit of Champions season with three shows, Feb. 5-7. The
All Stars then head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Fla., on Feb. 11-12.
Each show pays the standard UNOH All
Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for
10th and $400 to start the A-Main.
“We want to thank the great folks at
Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for what they
are doing to support the All Stars and the teams. We will
work hard to make sure the fans are treated to an
entertaining and fun start to the 2015 racing season,” said
Guy Webb, president of the UNOH All Stars. “This is a great
event for the teams and fans. Not only is there a lot of
money on the line for the teams, but they take place in a
little over a week’s time with very little travel.”
Tom Deery, President of World Racing
Group, owner of Volusia Speedway Park, said he is excited
about the DIRTcar Nationals and the UNOH All Stars’ role in
the annual event.
“The DIRTcar Nationals have become
the traditional kick-off to the season for winged 410 sprint
cars and the All Stars are an important part of the five
days of sprint cars at Volusia. The warm temperatures and
great racing is the perfect way for the fans up north to
have fun and kick off their racing season,” said Deery.
The World of Outlaw Sprints
will be making a stop at Weedsport in 2015!
DICK WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY
(July 30) FOR A VERY UNEXPECTED SERIOUS OPERATION.
LETS HOPE FOR GOOD NEWS.
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TORONTO, ON (CANADA) • Inside Track Communications –
publishers of Inside Track Motorsport News, Inside
Motorcycles, MX & Off-Road and the producer of the
Canadian Motorsports Expo – is now the owner / promoter of
the traditional hot rod / classic car / motorsports show
held in mid-March at Toronto’s International Centre,
adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson Airport.
Known over the years as Motion Custom Car Show,
Performance World and most recently MegaSpeed, the new show
will be called the MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports
Expo. According to International Centre officials, this
‘show weekend’ traditionally attracts tens of thousands of
automotive enthusiasts each year.
The inaugural MOTORAMA show will take place March 13, 14
and 15, 2015. It will fill approximately 225,000 square feet
of the newly configured Halls 1 and 2 (formerly Halls 1, 2
and 3) at the refurbished International Centre.
MOTORAMA will be a three-day celebration of automotive
culture and motorsports, featuring high quality hot rods,
custom cars, racing vehicles of all kinds, classics,
exotics, trucks, tuners, rat rods and more.
The new show will retain the popular qualities that made
the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) so successful, and will
expand that model out to incorporate all of the other parts
of the automotive spectrum that will make up MOTORAMA.
These include: celebrity appearances, interesting and
informative seminars and forums, awards ceremonies, car
clubs, racetracks and series, showcar prizes, equipment
manufacturers and suppliers, collectibles vendors,
demonstrations, industry announcements and press
conferences, and more.
In addition to the team that produced the CME, MOTORAMA’s
management group includes some of the most respected names
in the Canadian hot rod and classic car community. As was
the case with the CME, MOTORAMA will be promoted via
aggressive public relations, advertising and social media
campaigns – all starting almost immediately – to let
Canadian car and motorsports fans know about the new show.
“We’re honoured that the International Centre has given
us the opportunity to assume the reins of their mid-March
hot rod and classic car show,” said ITC’s David Weber. “Our
goal with MOTORAMA is to restore this show to its past
glory, while making sure that Canadian racing has the same
high profile that it had at the Canadian Motorsports Expo.
For the racing community, the mid-March date is better for
them because it’s closer to the start of their season. And
we’re looking forward to working with the many individuals
and companies that are passionate about hot rods, custom
cars, classics, tuners, etc. to make this show the best it’s
Stay tuned for more news about MOTORAMA in the coming
weeks and months. For info on becoming a show sponsor or
exhibitor, please contact us at (416) 962-7223 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. The show’s website is
ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The
inaugural MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes
place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at the International
Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet,
the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of
automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show,
including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules
and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com.
The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com, on
Twitter @MotoramaShow, and Facebook at /MotoramaCustomCarAndMotorsportsExpo.
2014 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW WILL BE
THREE DAY PARTY WITH EXPANDED SPACE
FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
OAKS, PA July 23, 2014 . . . The
Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports
2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and
Distributed by Insinger Performance
Race Car and Trade Show will
celebrate its 30th anniversary on
January 23 thru Sunday, January,
“It seems just like yesterday
when we kicked off this show,” said
show producer Len Sammons who has
confirmed the events traditional
date once again at the Greater
Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks,
“The first Motorsports show took
place just up the road in Valley
Forge," Sammons recalled. "The 30
years went fast and wow has the show
grown. We are planning a big three
day celebration, a party for our
2015 event. We are very excited to
have Pioneer, Sunoco, Insinger and
Miller Beer all return to be part of
what we feel will be one of the
biggest show we have ever produced.”
All exhibitors from the 2014
edition of the show should have
already received the new show
brochure which reflects an exciting
new floor plan that offers expanded
space and a new design that will
offer more room for interactive
displays. The stage has been moved
out of D-Hall into its own room.
Other changes have been made to
create a more consistent traffic
flow throughout the main exhibit
The 2014 exhibitors have until
July 31, 2014 to reserve the same
display space or even increase their
space for Motorsports 2015. Space
reservations for past exhibitors
must include a 25% deposit with the
booth order. Past exhibitors that
have had their past booth location
impacted by the new floor layout or
would like to change their display
location should be in touch with Tim
Hogue as soon as possible so that
every effort can be made to
accommodate that request.
After August 1st all space not
reserved will be open to all.
“We are in the process of putting
together some exciting plans for the
30th Anniversary,” said Sammons. “We
will be making many announcements
regarding plans for the show in the
For those who have not been
exhibitors or have missed a year or
two the beautiful new show brochure
is available along with a show floor
plan by contacting Danny Sammons or
Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618. They can
also be reached at email@example.com or
The very classy Crowne Plaza
Valley Forge will serve as the host
hotel and will again offer a
discounted rate of $89 per night
(plus taxes). The hotel is located
just 7.5 miles from the Expo Center
and is within walking distance of
the popular King of Prussia Mall,
the nation’s second largest retail
complex with over 350 stores and
close to 100 restaurants.
Again, for the 30th Anniversary,
the Saturday night post show will
continue and will be held in one of
the large ballrooms at the hotel
with music by DJ Sound and Lighting
and bar specials from show sponsor
For information on the show check
in at www.aarn.com.
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NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM
STORE OFFERS NEW BOOK “KNOXVILLE NATIONALS: THE FIRST 50 YEARS”
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August
26, 2013) – The store at the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame &
Museum is pleased to offer the new 304-page book by Knoxville Raceway
historians Eric Arnold and Bob Wilson entitled “Knoxville Nationals: The
First 50 Years.” The book retails for forty dollars and can be purchased
in-person at the museum, which is open seven days a week, via toll-free
telephone at 1-800-874-4488, or on-line at
According to museum administrative assistant Lori
DeMoss, “This has been one of the most asked-about books in the history of our
museum project. It is finally done and on the shelves. We sincerely thank Bob
Wilson and Eric Arnold for allowing us to retail the book in our store. We are
pretty confident that it will sell quickly during our holiday gift-buying
The book features one chapter on each year of the
Knoxville Nationals sprint car championship from 1961 through 2010. It includes
race summaries, results, black & white photos and color photos. The book is
dedicated to Knoxville Raceway promoters Marion Robinson, P. Ray Grimes and
Ralph Capitani. The foreword is written by National Sprint Car Museum curator
Thomas J. Schmeh.
Those seeking more information on the museum
store can visit the web site at
The specific item number for the book “Knoxville Nationals: The First 50 Years”
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5 Alcohol-Burning Engine Maintenance Tips
With all the talk about ethanol and E85
lately, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit five important tips if
you're considering making the switch away from gas
From the December, 2010 issue of Circle
With all the talk about ethanol,
methanol, and E85 in the pages of Circle Track recently, we thought it would
be a good idea to revisit five important maintenance-oriented tips where
these fuels are concerned.
racers have chosen methanol for a variety of reasons, including the fact
that properly tuned alcohol engines make more power and methanol burns
cooler. Most of the time, racing methanol is 99 percent pure methanol, as
opposed to its close cousin ethanol, which is 85 percent ethanol and 15
percent gasoline, and known commonly as E85.
added increase in horsepower is good, the downside of running an alcohol
fuel is a bigger workload to ensure that it doesn't corrode and harm your
engine. There are many aspects that need to be looked at when running
alcohol but we have narrowed down the five most important.
1. Buy Weekly
Alcohol fuels are hygroscopic, which means over time they will start to
absorb water, and this is never a good thing. Old methanol, for example,
that has been sitting around the shop almost certainly will eventually
experience this problem. While good storage practices go a long way in
preserving any fuel, the easiest way to avoid a problem is to purchase only
the amount you will use to go racing on a particular evening the day before
the race. Granted you will be buying fuel every week, but at least you know
it will always be fresh.
Drain it After Every Race
Methanol or any alcohol is extremely corrosive, and leaving it in the fuel
system can degrade the parts, like the fittings and seals in the carburetor.
In order to avoid this potentially costly situation you must flush the fuel
system as soon as possible after the race.
Drain the remaining alcohol, fill the
fuel cell with gasoline, and run the engine. Once it starts to sputter and
eventually dies you will know that the system has been flushed. Any traces
of methanol can corrode the entire fuel system, which leads us to our next
Complete Off-Season Teardown
Most teams using gasoline may or may not perform a complete fuel-system
teardown, but with alcohol it is mandatory. As we said, these fuels are
extremely corrosive and will corrode everything including the foam in the
fuel bladder. Let it sit all winter and you'll have nothing but an empty
container come spring.
the entire fuel system and inspect the fuel bladder, lines, carburetor, and
pump. If there is any evidence of corrosion or wear, you need to replace
that particular piece.
Note-be extremely careful when handling methanol. It's easily absorbed through
the skin, and prolonged exposure can lead to health issues. In the event that
methanol does come in contact with your skin, wash the area thoroughly with
soap and water.
Don't Ignore the Carb
Alcohol is great at producing power, but it will eat away at your
carburetor. The carburetor needs to be gone through every four to five
months (depending on your racing schedule), which is the perfect time to
have a basic rebuild performed. This is especially true if you forget to run
gasoline through your engine after a race.
particular, evaporates quickly and will leave a residue inside the
carburetor that is similar to sand. Think about that the next time you fire
your engine-you could be sucking all that sand-like residue into the motor.
5. Always Inspect the Bypass
Sprint Car guys should all know this, but you should check the high-speed
bypass valve on a regular basis. Most teams will work with this bypass valve
to ensure that the engine is getting as much fuel as possible. They often
change the "pill" and bypass valve to send more or less fuel to the engine.
have the bypass valve out of the car, look for the residue mentioned in tip
No. 4. If you discover it, flush the entire fuel system before firing the
tips and you're on your way to trouble-free alcohol racing.
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Racing Drivers Club Midget Series, Eastern-Atlantic region
Sprint Car Series....... Regional Tours
SPRINT TOUR....WESTERN NEW YORK AREA.........NEW OWNER
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OUT AS OF 2013
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promoter 2014-NEW NAME
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(ELS).....NORTHEASTERN SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION...(OLD ELS)...OUT
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YORK MODIFIED MIDGET SERIES, 600cc WINGED SPRINTS OUT OF BUSINESS
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Western New York Racing
is proud to announce the start of our
Hall of Fame to honor and recognize people who helped to advance
the sport of
Motocross throughout our region.
Every progression in the sport is owed a
debt to the roots and foundation, and we honored
five past racers that made
significant contributions locally to the sport we all love. The inaugural
class will consist of five pioneering racers from
the 70's era and were inducted in the 2010
on January 15th 2011.
Inductees: Mike Robinson,
Dave Robinson, Mike Lauterborn,
Bill Scheemaker, Roy Janson
WNYRacing is dedicated to honoring the
many great people from our region who
have been an inspiration to others and we look forward to sharing their
accomplishments with our racing community and the next generation of MotoStars.