Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pa. Sprint Car veteran Pruitt Looking for team.

Veteran Sprint car driver Kyle Pruitt is looking for a team to race with in 2013.



"Due to the economy I can not field a team on my own at this time", says Pruitt. The Veteran has raced in Pa for the past 8 seasons in 410s, 358s and 360s with numerous top tens, and heat wins against the toughest competition outside the World of Outlaws. He has 2 main event wins also in 305s at Virginia Motor Speedway. " I would really like to get with a team that knows the tracks and setups so we can work together for wins and consistency". Pruitt says for the right team he can bring along some financial and parts help so the team can keep fresh equipment and race hard. Any interested owners can contact Kyle direct at 301-676-8456.

Point Chase Starts Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (April 9, 2013): After a successful Chiller Thriller, Mercer Raceway Park will host its first Saturday Night Live! event of the 2013 racing season on April 13. And, to add to the excitement, the points chase will begin immediately for all six of the classes. All but one of the reigning champions are expected to be on hand to begin their title defenses. Eric Williams, of Greenville, will look to build upon a remarkable 2012 racing season. In addition to snaring his first championship at Mercer Raceway Park, "Turkey" was a top five finisher at Lernerville Speedway last year. He will go to the post in his familiar number 7 Sprint Car. He will get plenty of competition from Scott Priester, pilot of the Martha Dionise number 15. Although he did not pick up a feature win, Priester was one of the most consistent runners at the speedway. The father and son duo of Brent and Brandon Matus, and many more, will be on hand. The 410 Sprint Car division will be presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and New Wilmington Motors in 2013. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified class will be up for grabs in 2013, as Greenville's Rob Curtis is likely to miss the opening event. His car owner, Larry Riffe, reported last week that the team has yet to secure some needed financial support for the campaign. There will be no shortage of talent, though. Former champions Jimmy Holden and Frankie Guidace are ready. Mix in veterans like Lonnie Riggs, Matt Reeher, Ron Eperthener, and Kyle Fink, and young drivers like Max Smoker and Makayla Guidace, and you have the makings of a pretty stout field. Joe McEwen, of Mercer, will lead the way in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors. That class is under the Bonnell's Collision Center banner for 2013. Interest is running high for this division, as thee were more Sprint Warriors than any other class represented at the annual car show. Rookie of the year C.J. Jones, Cavalcade award winner Jimmy Morris, Harold Braden, Jr., and Jacob Lagastee were just some of the other drivers who had their cars on display, so you know that they will be ready for action. Trusty Rusty Moore was flying at the Chiller Thriller in his Stock Car before he pitted due to a mechanical problem. The New Castle driver got it fixed and returned to finish sixth. He'll be looking to get a jump on a three-peat in the Precise Racing Products sponsored class. It won't be easy, though, as Joe Kelley and a host of others will try to unseat him. The question of the day will be whether Hot Rod Laskey can get his mount repaired after his hard front stretch crash last week. Can Mark Marcucci match his stellar performance in the Modified Lites? The racer from West Middlesex dominated the division in 2012, but 2011 champ Darrin Gallagher will be ready to take him on. A number of Mercer Mod Lite drivers saw action in Florida in February, so a banner field is expected. Once again, the class benefactors are Big Daddy's Speed Center and Rock Concrete. Evans City's Steve Longwell, Jr. will go for family bragging rights, as well as an early points lead this Saturday. His father, Steve Sr., and his brother-in-law, Joel Wisser, would like to set him back a notch or two, though. Ed Haylett reported last week that he'll have his "green machine" ready to go, too. The Mini Stocks will race for Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles this season. Gates will open at 4, hot laps will start at 6:30, and racing will begin at 7. General admission for adults will be $13. Seniors (60 and over) will be $11, and students (ages 9-18) will be $5. Children (8 and under) are always free. The economical Family Pass will be $28 and that will be good for up to two adults and four minors. Pit passes will be $25. Remember that alerts regarding any cancellation of the racing activity can be sent to your smart phone or other electronic devices. Just go to the track website and click on the icon for RainedOut.com and follow the easy steps to sign up. About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Patriot Sprint Tour Teams Prepare for Gater Motorsports Expo 2013

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (February 23, 2013)- Ten years ago this spring, a new sprint series came on to the scene to carve out a new tradition, one that now gets set for a second decade, which begins with the annual trade show that kicked off each of the first 10 years. Coming Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, the Patriot Sprint Tour will once again have a strong presence at the Gater Racing News Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show. For this 10th anniversary season, six of the young guns of the series will have their cars on display to make the PST booth one of the can’t-miss spots in the New York State Fairground’s Center of Progress Building. For the second consecutive year, the Patriot Sprint Tour will crown separate champions for the American and Canadian races, but with this trade show held in the heart of Central New York, the PST lineup will include five of the top nine in the final 2012 PST America standings, all of whom are in their 20s. Taking center stage this year will be Scott Kreutter, of Alden, NY, the defending PST America Champion. Kreutter will look to defend his title this year in his Hoddick Motorsports entry. Four-time PST Champion Bryan Howland, of Auburn, NY, was second in points last year and has been a staple at the Motorsports Expo ever since his first series title back in 2005. Fourth in points last year was Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, NY and will be in the PST booth for the first time, as will his travel partners Steven Hutchinson Jr. and Brandan Warner. Hutchinson, of Oswego, was the 2012 Insinger Race Fuels Rookie of the Year while Warner, of Liverpool, NY, had his No. 10b named the best-appearing car of 2012. Bruce DeWick, of Geneva, NY, has already started his 2013 season, competing in Florida, and will have his car on display as he gets set for a full assault on the PST America tour this year. The 27th annual Motorsports Expo is once again packed into two big days, starting off on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. and lasting until 9:00 P.M. On Sunday, the show will run from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Gater Racing News, the host for this great event, will also be presenting the Hard Charger of the Season Award for the Patriot Sprint Tour, the eighth year of this fun series. For more information, visit www.GaterNews.com. Patriot Sprint Tour teams that are planning on attending this event are encouraged to bring with them their completed 2013 membership form with them. This form is available at http://patriotsprinttour.com/2013-PST-Membership-Form.pdf. The 2013 race season starts off April 13 at the Fulton Speedway for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Methanol Meltdown, while the PST Canada series gets underway April 27 at the Merrittville Speedway in the Spring Sizzler. The following Friday, May 3, will find the PST at the Black Rock Speedway for a special event on the 10-year anniversary on the start of the Patriots. For more information on the schedule, plus plenty more, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Auto Racers for Kids “Sprint Car Shootout” Invades Mercer Raceway Park on June 16

Sprint cars vie for $3,000-to-win; all divisions race for increased purse** * * * Erie, PA (June 12, 2012) – This Saturday, June 16, Auto Racers for Kids Charities will return to Mercer Raceway Park for the organization’s annual sprint car event. The Auto Racers for Kids Sprint Car Shootout will feature a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win sprint car show. The night’s events will include all Mercer Raceway Park weekly divisions, who will also compete for a raised purse. For the first time, the Sprint Car Shootout will be supported by the Patriot Sprint Tour, a 360 sprint car series out of New York. Participants from the Patriot Sprint Tour will be eligible for a 360 Bonus Program. Fans can anticipate packed stands and a packed pit area, with the Sprint Car Shootout averaging nearly 35 cars, vying for 24 starting spots, per event. The Sprint Car Shootout is open to both 410 and 360 sprint cars. 360 sprint cars will be required to follow Patriot Series rules, including tire rules. An open tire rule will be in effect for the 410 sprints, although cars running four Goodyear Tires will still be eligible for the weekly Goodyear Tire Certificate program. Past winners of the Auto Racers for Kids Sprint Car Shootout include Brian Ellenberger (2011), Daryn Pittman (2010), Danny Mumaw (2010), and Jack Sodeman Jr. (2010). Proceeds from the Auto Racers for Kids Sprint Car Shootout will go to Auto Racers for Kids Charities, which will support Erie County CASA and St. Martin’s Center in Erie, PA in 2012. Grandstands and pit gates will open at 4:00pm with hot laps beginning at 6:15pm and the green flag dropping at 7:00pm. No registration fees will be required. Pit passes are $30. *About Auto Racers for Kids Charities: *Since its formation in 2007, Auto Racers for Kids Charities has united the racing community with local charities in order to benefit local children and youth. In the past four years, Auto Racers for Kids Charities has distributed over $100,000 to non-profits in the Erie region. For more information about Auto Racers for Kids Charities, visit www.autoracersforkids.org or contact Kristin Swartzlander at kswartzlander@gmail.com or 724-448-5120

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A busy Memorial Day weekend was on tap for Paige Polyak both on and off the race track. Saturday, the team loaded up for the first of a 2 day show at Fremont Speedway. On a very wet and heavy track, a high pill draw landed Paige a 6th place starting spot in the 3rd heat. A misjudging of the gear on the heavy track, Paige fell back to an 8th place finish in the heat. After some adjustments and a gear change, she would start the B Main in the 9th and final starting spot. Making a charge from the time the green dropped to the checkered flew, Paige raced up to 3rd, earning an A Main transfer position. With starting 18th in the A Main, another charge was in store for the 27 entry, passing 5 cars in the first few laps, Paige was on the move again. Keeping an eye on the temp gauge due to some over heating concerns, Paige was sitting just outside the top 10 on the lap 13 caution. Entering the top 10 a few laps later, Polyak was running the cushion hard in 1 and 2. A last lap pass coming off turn 4, earned a 6th place finish and the hard charger award for the 2nd race in a row.
Sunday morning the focus switched for a few hours away from racing as Paige and twin sister Kelsey prepared for their high school graduation ceremony. Leaving high school for the last time, the race was on to Fremont Speedway to be reunited with her sprint car. Another bad pill draw resulted in a 6th place heat race starting position. Needing a 4th place finish to get into the A Main invert, Paige raced into the 4th position before the checkered flag fell. Being able to use her average points now that she has raced two shows at Fremont, Paige would start 4th in the A Main. A lap 2 mishap resulted in a spin and restarting at the tail end of the 22 car field. Once the green was displayed the charge was on from the tail once again. By the halfway mark, Paige was sitting in the 14th position. With the field stretching out each lap and only one caution to bunch the field up, charging through the pack was a bit harder on this night. As the checkered flag flew, Paige crossed the finish line in 11th, once again making a great charge from the back of the pack. Not the finish she was hoping for on graduation day but, the car rolled into the trailer and is set to return to the track on June 8th. A thanks goes out to the racing family members that helped in the new radiator purchase for Sunday and to The Hawk for his help this weekend. The HE Rudy Trucking, Steyer Seed, Bryan Auto Plaza, JLH Construction, Handy Grafix, Napa Auto Parts of Bryan, Circle H Tire, Lakeshore Electric Motor, Ned F Gregg Reality, Meggitt Powder Coating, Kistler Race Products, Oliver Motorsports entry will return to action the weekend of June 8th and 9th. For more information on partnership opportunities please contact 1duane@bright.net or call 419-553-6746.

Midgets Coming to Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (May 30, 2012): Action returns to the oval Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park, and leading the way will be the Midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club. The racing card will also include five of Mercer's classes, for a full night of competition. Small in stature, but big on power, the Midgets are one of America's oldest types of racing cars and the ARDC has a long history of presenting exciting contests for them up and down the eastern seaboard. Drivers who have won ARDC races include international driving star Mario Andretti and Indy 500 veteran Pancho Carter. The current crop of ARDC stars is headed by points leader Trevor Kobylarz, the son of former ARDC champion Brian Kobylarz. Trevor captured his first win of the season at the club's last outing, in Winchester, VA, and he will be gunning for a double. He'll have stiff competition from the likes of Nick Wean, a former winner at the Park, Brandon Bright, Brett Arndt, Parker Evans, Mark Gilmore, Steve Craig, andmany more. The field will even include members of the famous Buckwalter clan, among them Tim and Bruce. Returning to his roots will be Wampum's Joe Butera. Joe raced in the Luxaire Heating & Cooling Sprint Car division for several seasons before switching to the smaller cars. He would like nothing more than to score his first Midget win before familiar faces. In addition to the ARDC Midgets, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, and Ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint Warriors will be in action. The Modified Lites, presented by Big Daddy's Speed Center and Rock Concrete, and the Mini Stocks will round out the program. All of that racing fun will be yours for the low price of $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for students. Children age 8 and under will be free. The Family Pass will admit two adults and up to four children of any age for just $32. Pit Passes will be $30. The gates will swing open at 4 p.m., and racing will begin at 7 p.m. Come out early, so you can get your favorite seats! About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

BOSS Gears Up for Opener May 12th at Fremont

With the 2012 season opener just days away, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is gearing up for a historical tour of the Buckeye state that will kick off on Saturday, May 12th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. In the storied history of Ohio auto racing, which began in 1897, there has never been a touring non wing sprint car series devoted to the state. The BOSS tour is excited to set the stage at one of the oldest and premiere facilities on the schedule, the 61 year old Fremont Speedway. The traditional style BOSS sprint cars made their debut in 2011 with 2 events. Ione, California native Justin Grant scored the win at K-C Raceway aboard the Hery Motorsports #40. In October, 30 cars from 8 states competed at Wayne County Speedway where Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith scored a popular win piloting the #37 Lee's Hydraulics entry. The question now is when will the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series have it's first winner from the Buckeye State? Drivers from 5 states have expressed interest in the Fremont opener which is being co-sanctioned with the Lane Automotive Michigan Traditional Sprint Series. Fans will delight in "Root's Poultry Night" which will also include the FAST winged sprint car series and the Fremont Dirt Trucks. A full field of BOSS and MTS points runners will be on hand, gunning for the $2,000 winners share and to battle the best of the local non wing racers. Several 305 sprint teams have also expressed an interest in taking the wing off and the BOSS series is proud to announce that Kear's Speed Shop in Tiffin, Ohio has come on board to sponsor a $100 bonus to the highest finishing steel block motor in the main event. In addition to the $100 cash steel block bonus, drivers will also be competing for a $50 cash Hard Charger of the race award sponsored by Letemgrow.org. This award will go to the driver advancing the most positions in the A-Main event. A "Hard Luck" Award $50 gift certificate is also being awarded by BOSS officials courtesy of Saldana Race Products and SBI Fuel Systems. 2Grafic Distributions will provide framed photos of the A-Main and B-Main winners. Once again, Hoosier Racing Tire and American Racer have come on board to sponsor driver bonuses to the highest A-Main finisher on all four of their brand of tire. The Hoosier tire bonus will be a certificate for a free right rear tire and the American Racer bonus will be a $100 certificate toward the purchase of any American Racer Tire. The BOSS series has an open tire rule, but drivers are limited to using the same right rear in their heat race and the A-Main event. In other BOSS news, several new sponsors have come on board to help with the 2012 season and the points fund. BOSS would like to welcome All Pro Cylinder Heads, Kears Speed Shop, 2Grafic Distributions, Pro Shocks, SBI Fuel Systems, Saldana Race Products, Cleanway Carpet Cleaning, E.A. Home Supply, Hoosier Race Tire, American Racer, Ham Signs, Letemgrow.org, French Grimes Race Systems, ProStar Web Design and Indy Race Parts to the tour. In addition, the BOSS series would like to welcome Rick Lane and Rick Rarer as the official photographers of the series. For the Fremont Speedway event, gates will open at 4 pm with racing action underway at 7 pm. Drivers are reminded that Schoenfeld Mufflers are required at Fremont along with Raceceivers. Fremont also uses transponders to help accurately score and time the racing events. There are no membership fees or sign-up fees to race with BOSS. This event will go by pill draw for heat race line-ups. Drivers who plan to attend this, or any BOSS events should contact the series to be included in promotional materials. Driver Signups and Pill Draw will be done at the BOSS tent which will open at 4 pm on raceday. Fremont Speedway will be paying in checks for this event. The complete payout is as follows: 1) $2000 2) $800 3) $600 4) $500 5) $450 6) $400 7) $375 8) $350 9) $325 10) $300 11) $280 12) $260 13) $250 14) $240 15) $225 16) $225 17) $225 18) $225 19) $225 20) $225. All cars who make an honest attempt at competing will be guaranteed $100 tow money, including all B-Main non transfers. For more information on the BOSS series, please log onto the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com or call (740) 703-3768. The BOSS series is looking for sponsors interested in helping with the bonus programs at each event. Sponsorship packages start as low as $50 to be a part of the much appreciated bonus awards. More information on Fremont Speedway can be found on their website at www.fremontohspeedway.com

Friday, April 13, 2012

*Carl Bowser Prepares to Make 2012 Debut, Announces Partnership with Eagle


*April 13, 2012 (Sarver, PA)* – After a busy offseason, Carl Bowser and the
Bowser Motorsports team are preparing to make their 2012 debut on
April 20that Lernerville Speedway. Not only will it be the team’s
first race of the
season but Bowser will also be behind the wheel of an Eagle Chassis – the
team’s newest marketing partner.



“We’re very excited to kick off the 2012 season with this new Eagle
partnership,” Bowser said. “Bill Mann and Brad Aylesworth are building a
program at Eagle that we felt we had to be a part of.”



Eagle Motorsports, based in Springfield, Illinios, has been producing
championship-winning cars for over a decade. Combining Eagle’s long history
of quality manufacturing with recent additions to the Eagle team, including
Aylesworth, Sales Manager, and Mike Long, Director of Operations, clinched
the partnership for Bowser.



“We really believe that Eagle is putting out the best chassis on the
market,” Bowser described. “Brad and Mike understand my driving style, and
this chassis will fit me well. I’m ready to get out there and put some wins
on it.”



Bowser struck up a rapport with Aylesworth and Long after the trio met in
2005. When Eagle expressed their desire to put a car in the Western
Pennsylvania region, Bowser was excited to be tapped for the job.



“Relationships with our customers and the level of service we are able to
provide is what Eagle Motorsports core values are based on,” Long stated.
“To reunite with Carl and continue to build on this relationship is very
exciting.



“Carl’s an experienced driver who’s on and off track actions have always
exhibited exemplary character. The Eagle Motorsports team is prepared to
ensure Bowser Motorsports performance is elevated to the highest level.”



As defending track champion, Bowser anticipates Lernerville Speedway to be
a regular stop on his 2012 tour, along with other tracks in the region
including Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park,
Fremont Speedway, and Attica Raceway Park. Bowser also plans to travel
outside of the region for various major events.



*About Eagle Motorsports: *



Since 1998, Eagle Motorsports has been building championship-winning sprint
cars for some of the top drivers in the nation. Eagle drivers’ many
accomplishments include four 410 Knoxville Nationals victories, seven 360
Knoxville Nationals wins, nine All Stars Sprint Circuit of Champions
titles, and the 2011 World Series Sprint title. The manufacturer can also
claim six USAC non-winged titles and the 2011 Oval Nationals championship.
Under the leadership of new owner Bill Mann, Eagle Motorsports is poised to
become a leader in racing chassis manufacturing and technology. To learn
more about Eagle Motorsports, visit
www.EagleMotorsports.com
.



*About Bowser Motorsports: *



Since beginning his racing career in 2005, Carl Bowser, 25, has driven to
10 career feature wins and the 2011 Lernerville Speedway Track Championship.
In addition to on-the-track success, Bowser has been lauded for his
accomplishments off the track as well. Bowser was named the 2009 Auto
Racers for Kids Driver of the Year for his contributions to the local
community. To learn more about Bowser Motorsports, visit www.carlbowser.com,
or connect with the team at
facebook.com/BowserMotorsportsor
twitter.com/carlbowser .

Monday, April 02, 2012

KEVIN NOUSE WELCOMES BULLS-EYE EXPRESS AS MAJOR SPONSOR


Kevin Nouse Motorsports, in association with Dietz Motorsports and Mansberger/Nouse Motorsports, is pleased to announce the addition of Bulls-Eye Express, Inc. as their major sponsor for the 2012 racing season. Beginning the weekend of April 6, their logo will be seen on the top wing panels of the Dietz Motorsports #14 410 Sprint Car as well as the Mansberger/ Nouse Motorsports #21T 358 Sprint Car.



“I’m very excited to be able to bring Bulls-Eye Express on board as a major sponsor”, stated Kevin Nouse. “It is a big commitment to step up and become the major sponsor of both cars that I drive, and I’m very thankful to them for believing in me.”



Nouse believes that this partnership makes perfect business sense. “The trucking industry and the racing industry seem to intersect in so many ways, and there are many truck drivers that come out to watch the races on a weekly basis. As Bull-Eyes’ business continues to grown, so does their demand for quality drivers. It is our goal to use their support as a recruiting tool and to get them some more quality drivers. Hopefully some of our racing supporters will give Bulls-Eye a call to see what they have to offer as a possible workplace.”



Located in York, PA, Bulls-Eye Express is a premier trucking company, specializing in flatbed load transportation throughout the continental United States. They pride themselves with their on-time delivery percentages and unmatched customer service, made possible by strategically placed terminals and their state of the art equipment. By offering dedicated accounts and one of the highest pay scales in the industry, they are also able to attract the best owner-operators and company drivers to their growing fleet of trucks. If you are interested in more information on becoming a driver for Bulls-Eye Express or the services they offer, please call their York, PA office at 717-764-0837.

Monday, February 27, 2012

WCS Officials finalize 2012 schedule

By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio (February 26, 2012) With racing season nearly six weeks
away WCS officials have recently finalized and posted their 2012 racing
season schedule. “We had the schedule 90 percent done but we added a few
things that we think the fans and racers will like” stated General
Manger Jason Flory.

The highlights include our first World of Outlaw Late Model race in
several years on May 25th. A fan favorite and staple of Wayne County
Speedway for decades All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Speedweek date
that returns on Monday, June 25th. The first annual Summer Sizzler
which features 410 Sprints racing for $2500, Super Late Models racing
for $1500 and 305 running for $800; the next night if the 410 Sprint
winner wins at Fremont Speedway they will collect a additional $2000
bonus is scheduled for August 10th. Making a return appearance to WCS is
the B.O.S.S. wingless sprints who make two stops at WCS for 2012.
Making their inaugural appearance is the newly formed Renegade Modified
tour who also makes two stops at WCS this season.

“We feel our schedule is a nice blend of special events with our great
weekly program that gives something back to all our fans” said Flory. “I
think everyone will like our fan specials like our mother/father day
specials, car load night, Police and CDL specials”. Those special
nights’ fans with the proper identification will be admitted to the
races for half price.

The updated schedule has been posted on http://www.waynecountyspeedway.com/?schedule
. Wayne County Speedway opens its doors on April 14th for open
practice and opening day is scheduled for Friday April 20th.

For additional information contact Jason or Kristin Flory at:
330-465-2365, or email at kristinu2@yahoo.com. For news, updates and
schedule visit the Wayne County Speedway website at
http://www.waynecountyspeedway.com. Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east
of Wooster, or 15
miles west of Massillon on US Rt. 30, then one mile north on Carr Road.

Wayne County Speedway 2012 Schedule of Events

Date Day Divisions
April 14th Saturday 410 SLM MOD PS (Open Practice All Divisions Welcomed
11AM-4PM)

April 20st Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

April 27th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

May 4th Friday 410 SLM PS Renegade MOD

May 11th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Mothers Day Special Women ½ Off GA

May 18th Friday SLM MOD PS Boss

May 25th Friday World of Outlaw SLM $10,000 to win plus MOD

June 1st Friday SLM MOD PS MINI Fan Appreciation $5 GA/Mid Season
Championships

June 8th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

June 15th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Fathers Day Special Men ½ Off GA

June 22nd Friday CLOSED

June 25th Monday 410 ALL STAR SPRINT Speedweek SLM

June 29th Friday MOD PS 305 SLM $2000 to win (305 $500 to win)

July 6th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Car Load Night $20 up to 4 GA

July 13th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

July 20th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Police Fire Special ½ Off GA w/proper ID

July 27th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

August 3rd Friday 410 SLM MOD PS CDL Night ½ Off GA w/proper ID

August 10th Friday 410 Summer Sizzler $2500 to win 410, SLM 305 (305
$800 to win)

August 17th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Season Championships

August 25th Saturday 410 SLM MOD PS Kids Night

September 2nd Sunday SLM MOD ALL STAR SPRINTS

September 8th Saturday CLOSED (Wayne County Fair)

September 15th Saturday 410 SLM MOD PS NATS

September 22nd Saturday 410 MOD PS SLM Freedom Fighters 40 (SLM $4000 to
win $400 to Start)

September 29th Saturday 410 SLM PS BRP

October 6th Saturday SLM PS BOSS Renegade MOD

410 Sprints, Super Late Models, Tri-State Modifieds, and Pure Stocks
Friday Shows: Pits Open at 4:00 pm, Grandstands at 5:00 pm, Qualifying
at 6:30 pm & Races start at 7:45 pm
Saturday Shows: Pits Open at 3:00 pm, Grandstands at 4:00 pm, Qualifying
at 5:30 pm & Races start at 7:00 pm
*Rain Date
Regular Admission Prices:

$12 General Admission, Senior and Military $10 w/proper ID
Children 12 & under are FREE
$30 Pit Pass
http://www.waynecountyspeedway.com or http://www.facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

305 Purse on June 29th
1. $500
2. $350
3. $280
4. $250
5. $230
6. $220
7. $210
8. $200
9. $190
10. $180
11. $170
12. $160
13. $150
14. $140
15. $135
16. $130
17. $125
18. $120
19. $120
20. $120
$50 Non-transfer

305 Purse on August 10th
1. $800
2. $500
3. $350
4. $280
5. $250
6. $230
7. $220
8. $210
9. $200
10. $190
11. $180
12. $170
13. $160
14. $150
15. $140
16. $135
17. $130
18. $125
19. $120
20. $120

$50 Non-transfer

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NOUSE HOPES TO CONTINUE ANNUAL WIN STREAK THROUGH 2012

While Kevin Nouse is preparing to make his debut in the Dietz Motorsports #14 this Saturday at the “Icebreaker 30” for 410ci. powered Sprint Cars at Lincoln Speedway, he also is preparing to continue is annual win streak to 17 consecutive years with an A-Main victory.

Kevin’s streak, which began on Memorial Day in 1996 at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway while driving a 270cc Micro Sprint, is something that Kevin is very proud of. “The streak is something that I didn’t even think about until it was at about 10 years or so” Kevin said. “Then it just continued every year until now, and it’s something that’s pretty cool to me. I’ve never been able to put up huge win totals on a yearly basis, but winning at least one race for the last 16 years is an accomplishment that not many drivers can say they have done.”

Another reason for Kevin to be proud of this accomplishment is the fact that he was able to win in so many different styles of cars, and at multiple race tracks. To date, Kevin has wins in 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro Sprints, Super Sportsman, 358 Sprint Cars and 410 Sprint Cars at 17 different speedways throughout the United States.

Kevin attributes being a quick learner to his success in such a wide variety of cars. “I always picked up the driving techniques of different kinds of cars pretty quickly. Once I moved into the bigger cars, such as the Super Sportsman, it took a little bit longer. But luckily, we were still able to win a few races as a rookie in that, and then as a rookie again with the 358 cars.”

When asked if he has a favorite win that sticks out above the rest, Kevin quickly replied. “Going to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2000 and winning a Golden Driller Trophy at the Tulsa Shootout is definitely the win that I’m most proud of. It was only my 3rd career 600cc Micro Sprint start and there were like 90 cars in my class and we dominated the entire weekend there. That was pretty awesome.”

This season, Kevin will have many opportunities to continue his streak. In addition to driving the Dietz Motorsports #14 410 Sprint Car at Lincoln Speedway on a weekly basis, Kevin will again be behind the wheel of the familiar #21T 358 Sprint Car for Mansberger-Nouse Motorsports. That team will concentrate its efforts at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as some additional races that don’t conflict with his 410 schedule.

And for Kevin, it’s all about having a good time. “I’m not going to drive one of these things forever, so it’s important to enjoy the experience while you’re doing it. I certainly haven’t had a Hall of Fame type career like some of my competitors have had, and that’s fine. But the streak is something that I can hang my hat on and it’s also something that nobody can ever take away from me. I just hope to continue it one more year and enjoy the hell out of it while I’m doing it.”

Saturday, February 11, 2012

K-C/Atomic Speedway For Sale

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- The historic Atomic Speedway, most recently Schrader's K-C Raceway, near Chillicothe, Ohio is up for sale and as of press time will not open in 2012.
Tough economic times and bad weather that resulted in small attendance figures at various junctures--including last spring, whittled away at the economic foundation to keep the track open. While car counts were at near record numbers, and the racing was the same high quality that Atomic was historically known for, the economics of sustaining another season were not there. Over the past three years, the speedway was owned and operated by Jeff and Vicki Schrader.
"As of Monday the track is again 100 percent mine," said Jimmy Nier. "And the whole operation is up for sale. If I keep it, the track will not open in 2012. At this point in my life I want to dedicate my time to my racing and my family."
Nier is a talented Sprint car driver in the Midwest and is a two-time K-C Champion as well as winning a "Night the Stars Come Out" championship and posting wins with the All-Star Circuit of Champions. Most recently, Nier has been one of the top guns in the Ohio Valley Sprint Car circuit.
"The first time around I put a ton of money into making improvements. I love that place and that's why I bought it the first time around; to keep it open. But as I said before when we put it up for sale three years ago, I don't want to see my Mom and Dad work themselves to death at the race track. If I own it, I know that is what they would do. They love Atomic Speedway as well."
Nier bought the track from Jason Laugherty, who after one night of being an owner-promoter threw in the towel. For the previous 18 years, the Karshner family operated the speedway as K-C Raceway.
In 1953 a group of Chillicothe businessmen realized a plan that had been in the making for several years. The group, which consisted of racing fans, drivers, and car owners, sought to provide a premier racing facility for the rapidly growing sport they knew as Stock Car Racing. It was a sport they lived and loved. It was the vision of this particular group of men--the Chillicothe Stock Car Racing Association-- that led to the construction of Atomic Speedway, which became known nationwide as K-C Raceway in 1985. As of October 14, 2011 K-C Raceway once again became Atomic Speedway in a move the Schrader's hoped would help bring prosperity back to the track.
Nier noted that the track "can be a money maker".
"The first couple years we ran the place, I tried to run it like a race fan and we lost money. The last few years we ran it like a business and we made money. If someone comes along and runs it like a business, I am confident they will make a go of it."
"As much as I hate to see the track close, it just isn't going to open unless a buyer comes along."
Additionally, the fate of the DTWC has been decided. The 2012 Dirt Track World Championship (originally set for Atomic) will be held at Portsmouth Raceway Park under the Lucas Oil banner.
For more information about Atomic Speedway, please contact Jimmy Nier at 340 Bailey Chapel Rd, Piketon, OH 45661-9673 or call 1-740-289-2629 or (740) 289-3925. Serious inquiries only!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hilborn Fuel Injection Announces Series Sponsorship of TSRS 305 Sprint Car Class

Aliso, Viejo, Ca., 01/21/2012) - Hilborn Fuel Injection is proud to announce that it will be the series sponsor of the Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) Sprint Car class for the 2012 race season.



The announcement ceremony and local media coverage added excitement to the packed TSRS booth at the Motorsports Show in Oaks, Pennsylvania on January 21. During the ceremony the sponsor check was formally presented to the regional director of the TSRS, Joe Grandinetti, by Hilborn Fuel Injection’s Andrew Starr.



“In the short time span of this weekend I have found that the staff and racers of the TSRS are truly one big family. Their commitment to putting on a tremendous show for the fans is, perhaps, only superceded by their commitment to make racing fun,” commented Hilborn’s Andrew Starr. “The buzz over this class is infectious, and we are excited to be a part of it. We hope that our involvement will only help its growth as a premier venue that allows racers from all walks to compete competitively,” he added.



The transition from the TSRS series to the Hilborn TSRS series culminated with the unveiling of a new logo on the wing of Joe’s 2011 championship winning car displayed at the Motorsports show. The #1 car, driven by the talented Christopher Allen Jr., will once again race for the championship in 2012 using the same Hilborn power as last year.



The TSRS series, founded by regional director Joe Grandinetti, has seen the series grow primarily due to consistency in his approach to rules and conduct, while also drawing from the many years of racing experience he accumulated since returning to the race track back in 1968.



“Since this is a recreational sprint car series we follow the rules to the letter,” states Joe. “This ensures that even those with a $4,000 engine, such as in our championship winning car, are just as competitive as those with a $15,000 engine.”



Joe is particularly proud of his racers when it comes to conduct, frequently praising them for racing six features last year that went green to checker with no stops in racing action. But make no mistake, this racing is full bore with plenty of excitement.



Joe is supported at the races by a volunteer staff which includes Doug Suiter (Head Tech), Ray McCabe (Race Director), Lisa Case (Handicapper), and a host of other volunteers such as Ken Raively and Andy Heideman. For more information on the Hilborn TSRS racing series, please visit their web site www.tsrs1.com, or contact Joe Grandinetti directly at 215-355-0510. For PR information, please contact Mike Kostic 609-636-0200



The TSRS races under the umbrella of the Race Saver series founded by French Grimes. For more information, please visit the Race Saver web site www.racesaver.com, or contact French Grimes directly at 540-923-4541.



Hilborn Fuel Injection has been making mechanical injection systems since 1948. Understanding that racing starts at the local level, Hilborn Fuel Injection is committed to broadening the path for the local racer to get started in racing. Our product offering for the 305 racer includes our economically priced, yet race winning Raw Power injector to our 305 curved throat MEGA Power model. We also offer injection systems for any class of sprint car, drag race or engine combination. For more information, please visit the Hilborn website at www.hilborniinjection.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WINGED NATION” SET FOR JANUARY 31 RETURN

“WINGED NATION” SET FOR JANUARY 31 RETURN
New Start Time for Popular Show

CONCORD, N.C. – “Winged Nation”, the popular 60-minute weekly broadcast covering winged sprint car racing, returns for a second season on January 31st to www.MotorRacingNetwork.com . The show, hosted by Kendra Jacobs and Steve Post, has a new timeslot starting weekly at noon Eastern on the website.

“We had an amazing first year and are so excited to build upon that this year,” said Post. “The thing that’s exciting for us is that we covered big national stories last year as well as some great local racers in the various regions where sprint car racing reigns.”

“Winged Nation” covers winged sprint car racing from Pennsylvania to California as well as the great touring groups barnstorming the country. If it’s happening in winged sprint car racing, “Winged Nation” will cover it.

“This time of year is always so exciting,” continue Post. “Drivers have been racing in Australia and the Chili Bowl has wrapped up, that means it time for outdoor season to begin here in North America. I know race fans are ready for it to all start and so are we.”
“Winged Nation” covers winged sprint car racing across America each week streamed live at noon Eastern and then available on www.MotorRacingNetwork.com throughout the week. Jacobs is the daughter of sprint car legend Kenny Jacobs and a former Miss Knoxville Nationals. Post is a broadcaster with MRN Radio and passionate dirt track racing fan.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WCS Officials announce two All Star Sprint Speedweek dates; Add All Star Sprints to September 2nd date

By Ryan
Pearson

Orrville,
Ohio (January 23, 2012) Wayne County Speedway officials have been working
diligently this off season in preparation for the 2012 racing season. As the
2012 season approaches the final touches are being put on the schedule with
several sanction races dotting the schedule. General Manger Jason Flory
recently finalized two All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Speedweek dates the
first being on Saturday June 23rd and coming back on Monday June 25th.
“We are happy to announce our All Star Sprint Speedweek dates. After getting
started late last year and not
having a Speedweek race it is good to be able to give this to our fans” stated
Flory. “The All Stars do a great job and to bring in those racers, staff and
officials;
our fans will be treated to two great shows.” Other divisions racing on Saturday
the 23rd is yet to be determined. Racing with the Sprints on Monday
June 25th will be Super Late Models.

The All Star
Circuit of Champion Sprints will be returning Sunday September 2nd for our Labor Day
weekend sprint special. The 2012 season schedule is nearly complete
and ready to publish. “We have made a few additions to our schedule; things our
fans have asked for and we stepped up to the plate and delivered.

For
additional information contact Jason or Kristin Flory at: 330-465-2365, or
email at kristinu2@yahoo.com. For
news, updates and schedule visit the Wayne County Speedway website at
www.waynecountyspeedway.com. Wayne
County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster,
or 15 miles west
of Massillon on US Rt. 30, then one mile north on
Carr Road.