Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Robenalt signs Hurst Jaws of Life as 2006 sponsor

TIFFIN, OHIO - The Robenalt RacingTeam and driver Bruce Robenalt are proud to announcethat they have joined forces with Hurst Jaws of Lifefor the 2006 season.

Throughout the world, the name Jaws of Life has becomesynonymous with saving lives. For well over threedecades, this name clearly has set the standard forpower, dependability and life-saving performance. Asthe pioneer of the world's first rescue tool, thecompany decided to appropriately label these products"Jaws of Life" because they snatch victims from thejaws of death.

"These tools were initially developed for NASCARracing in the mid 1960's", says distributor Stephen J.Hoover of Finley Fire Equipment. "This partnershipwith the Robenalt Racing Team is a win-win situationfor both of us."

Team owner Rob Robenalt agreed. "We are very pleasedto welcome Steve Hoover and Hurst Jaws of Life aboardour team. Partnerships like this will go a long waytoward helping us to reach our goals this season."

Bruce Robenalt and the familiar #98 sprint car willrun most Fridays this season with the toughcompetition at Attica Raceway Park. The balance of theseason will find them picking and choosing from amonga number of big events throughout the Midwest,including those sanctioned by the All Star Circuit ofChampions, National Sprint Tour and World of Outlaws.The #98 sprinter is powered by Hampshire engines onEagle chassis.

For more information about the powerful, easilyupgradable products in the Hurst Jaws of Life linecall Steve Hoover at 419-937-6258, visitwww.jawsoflife.com or see any member of Team 98 forcontact information.

Sunday, February 26, 2006


by Brian SpaidFebruary 26, 2006FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRANKLIN, PA .. Tri-City Speedway officials released their 2006 schedulethis weekend with a total of 26 events on the calendar, including special eventsfor the National Sprint Tour and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. "This season's schedule came together over the last few weeks, and we hopethat our fans are as excited as we are about the events offered for the upcomingseason," said Tri-City Speedway Co-Promoter Mike Graham. The half-mile Venango County oval will open for racing action on Sunday April30th. The first five-star racing show will include the 4 Your Car ConnectionSuper Sprints, Schwab's Ford DIRT Modifieds, RPM Auto Sales/Shawgo Real Estate EMods, E.F. Rogers Plumbing & Heating Pro Stocks and Klapec Auto BodyThundercars. Those same five divisions will be featured on most Sunday nights atTri-City. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and racing starts at 6:00 p.m. eachnight. Adult grandstand admission will be $11 this season. Pit admission willremain at $22. Fan Appreciation Night will be held on Sunday August 20th whenadult grandstand admission is reduced to $6. "We believe that we continue to offer the best entertainment value in ourregion, and we've continued to keep families in mind, especially when we set ourticket prices for our special events," said Tri-City Co-Promoter Roger Crick. Former World of Outlaws Sprint champions Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski willheadline the inaugural season of the National Sprint Tour, which will visitTri-City on Sunday July 16th. In addition to Kinser and Lasoski, other famedwinged warriors such as Jason Meyers, Paul McMahon, Brian Paulus and ShaneStewart will take on the local competition in the first major Super Sprint eventat Tri-City since 2002. The William R. Karns Detroit Iron Pro Stock Series willalso be in action that night. Adult grandstand admission will be $25 for the$10,000-to-win National Sprint Tour event. The Oil Region Labor Day Classic Weekend will feature two nights ofcompetition for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Saturday and SundaySeptember 2nd and 3rd. After a successful debut event in 2005, the World ofOutlaws Late Model Series will return with such stars as Billy Moyer, RickEckert, Steve Francis, Tim McCreadie and Chub Frank. Each night, the Late Modeldrivers and teams will run qualifying events and a 50-lap feature for$10,000-to-win. In addition, the E Mods and Pro Stocks will run complete showseach night. On Sunday night, the E Mods will compete in the final Fame RV CenterE Series race of 2006, the All Star 30, while the Pro Stocks prep for the 10thAnnual CSOnline Applefest 100 with the third leg of the William R. KarnsPlumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Detroit Iron Pro Stock Series. Adultgrandstand admission will be $30 each night with a special two-day ticket pricedat $50. The Schwab's Ford Big Block Challenge Series will feature four special eventsfor the DIRT Modifieds. The initial race will be the 3rd Annual Dick RankinMemorial on Sunday May 28th, which will feature the only appearance of the BRPModified Tour 2006 at Tri-City this season. That 30-lap event will pay$1,400-to-win. The other Big Block Challenge Series events will be held on June18th (25 Laps, $1,200-to-win), July 23rd (Kodiak Memorial 25 Laps;$1,500-to-win), and August 6th (25 Laps, $1,200-to-win). Those four races willrun in conjunction with four DIRT MotorSports Big Block Challenge Series eventsat Lernerville Speedway. A point fund will be developed for the eight-raceseries. At Tri-City, the adult grandstand admission for each of those eventswill remain at $11. For the third season in a row, the Fame RV Center E Series returns toTri-City with a first-time sponsor. Expanded to a four-race series, events willbe held on June 4th, July 2nd, August 20th and September 3rd (All Star 30). Inaddition, this season's Victim's Resource Center Charity Race will use E Modsfor the first time. That event will be held on June 18th. Adult grandstandadmission at each of those shows will remain at $11, except for the race onSeptember 3rd. The Pro Stocks will continue with their four-race William R. Karns PlumbingHeating & Air Conditioning Detroit Iron Pro Stock Series for the fifth season ina row. Those events will be held on May 28th, July 16th, September 3rd, andSeptember 17th. The final series race will be the 10th Annual CSOnline Applefest100. That show will also include the Apple Core 20 for the Thundercars and theLowry Auto Wrecking Full-Size Car Demo Derby. Adult grandstand admission willremain at $11 on May 28th and September 17th. On July 2nd, Tri-City will celebrate Independence Day with a five-star racingshow that includes the Fame RV Center E Series as well as the Giant Eagle/EdwardJones Investments Fireworks Extravaganza and the Clarion RRR Roadhouse RoadCruise III. Adult grandstand admission for this event will remain at $11. Clear Channel Entertainment will return with the Monster Trucks for threeshows on Friday and Saturday July 14th and 15th. More information will bereleased in coming weeks about the trucks, competitors, other attractions, racetimes and ticket prices for those events. The Monster Trucks will round out ahuge motorsports weekend, which will conclude on Sunday night with the NationalSprint Tour event. Adding excitement on four different wheels will be the Extreme Dirt TrackATVA Nationals on Friday and Saturday September 8th and 9th. Hosted by HetrickRacing and the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA), the national event isexpected to draw hundreds of ATV racers to Tri-City for both oval track andmotocross-style racing competition. More information about race times and ticketprices for this event will be released later this season. Other season highlights include a Powder Puff Pro Stock event, three LowryAuto Wrecking Demo Derbies, children's bike races, two nights of spectatorraces, the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Senior Series, the Coors Brewing BonusBucks Night, and the Maurer's Trading Post Rifle Dash. For more information and schedules, please contact the track office at (814)473-4038. Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by Roger and Susie Crick and Mike andMargaret Graham. They have promoted Sunday night racing at the popular facilitysince they reopened it in 1996. The Super Sprints, DIRT Modifieds, E Mods, ProStocks and Thundercars race each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval.Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY 2006 SCHEDULEApr. 30 - Super Sprints, DIRT Modifieds, E Mods, Pro Stocks, Thundercars (5-StarRacing)May 07 - 5-Star RacingMay 14 - 5-Star Racing/Powder Puff Pro StocksMay 21 - 5-Star Racing May 28 - 5-Star Racing/Rankin & Son Excavating Night/BRP Modified Tour 2006 DickRankin Memorial (Schwab's Ford Big Block Challenge Series)/William R.Karns Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Detroit Iron Pro Stock SeriesJune 04 - 5-Star Racing/Fame RV Center E Series (E Mods)June 11 - 5-Star Racing/Spectator Races/Little League NightJune 18 - 5-Star Racing/Victim's Resource Center Ladies E Mod CharityRace/Schwab's Ford Big Block Challenge Series/Cranberry Pennzoil 10-Minute Oil ChangeNight/Lowry Auto Wrecking Compact Car Demo DerbyJune 25 - 5-Star Racing/WDDH 97.5 "The Hound" Night/Pittsburgh Circle Track ClubSenior Series Pro StocksJuly 02 - 5-Star Racing/Giant Eagle & Edward Jones Investment FireworksExtravaganza/Fame RV Center Series (E Mods)/Clarion RRR Roadhouse Road Cruise IIIJuly 09 - 5-Star Racing/Buyer's Fair & Pennzoil Night/Scout Night (FireworksRaindate)July 14 and 15 - Clear Channel Entertainment Presents Monster Trucks (RaindateJuly 17)July 16 - National Sprint Tour ($10,000-to-win)/William R. Karns Plumbing,Heating & Air Conditioning Detroit Iron Pro Stock SeriesJuly 23 - 5-Star Racing/Joy Employee Fund Night/Kodiak Memorial (Schwab's FordBig Block Challenge Series)/Lowry Auto Wrecking Mid-Size Demo DerbyJuly 30 - 5-Star Racing/Lincoln Electric and Goss Gas Present Armed ForcesNight/Spectator RacesAug 06 - 5-Star Racing/Coors Brewing Bonus Bucks Night/Schwab's Ford Big BlockChallenge SeriesAug 13 - 5-Star Racing/McDonald's Kids Night/Racers for Tots (Snyder of Berlin &Ray's Racing Collectibles Bike Races)Aug 21 - Fan Appreciation Night: 5-Star Racing/Maurer's Trading Post RifleDash/Fame RV Center E Series (E Mods)/Pittsburgh Circle Track Club and Twin State Auto RacingClub NightAug 27 - 5-Star Racing (Points End)Sept. 2 and 3 - Oil Region Labor Day Classic Weekend: World of Outlaws LateModel Series (Sat and Sun: 50 Laps; $10,000-to-win)/E Mods (Sat: 20 Laps; Sun:Fame RV Center E Series All Star 30/Pro Stocks (Sat: 20 Laps; Sun: William R. KarnsPlumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Detroit Iron Pro Stock Series 20 LapsSept. 8 and 9 - Extreme Dirt Track ATVA Nationals 2006Sept 17 - 10th Annual CSOnline Applefest 100 (William R. Karns Plumbing, Heating& Air Conditioning Detroit Iron Pro Stock Series)/Thundercars Apple Core 20/LowryAuto Wrecking Full-Size Demo Derby (Racing at 4 p.m.)

Saturday, February 25, 2006


by Brian SpaidFebruary 24, 2006FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRANKLIN, PA .. As track officials prepare to release the 2006 schedule laterthis weekend, Tri-City Speedway Co-Promoters Mike Graham and Roger Crick havecontracted the National Sprint Tour to compete at the Venango County half-mileoval on Sunday July 16th in an event that pays $10,000-to-win. "We are excited about this show because it will be the first major SuperSprint race at Tri-City since 2002," said Graham. "It will also be the onlyopportunity for race fans in our region to see the top drivers and teams of theNational Sprint Tour this season." Led by 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser and his Steve KinserRacing No. 11, the National Sprint Tour includes some of the top drivers andteam owners in national motorsports. Kinser's team will include two otherdrivers this season, Tim Kaeding and 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion KraigKinser. Other drivers and teams contracted with the National Sprint Tour includeformer World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski (Roth Motorsports No. 83), PaulMcMahon (Tony Stewart Motorsports No. 20), Joey Saldana (Kasey Kahne MotorsportsNo. 9), Jason Meyers (Elite Racing Team No. 14), Brian Paulus (P&P MotorsportsNo. 28), Jason Sides (Sides Motorsports No. 7), Jason Solwold (CarnahanMotorsports No. R19), Shane Stewart (Rudeen Racing No. 26), Brandon Wimmer (TwoWinners Racing No. 7TW), Lucas Wolfe (Selma Shell Racing No. 11H), and localfavorite Tim Shaffer (Parsons Motorsports No. 6). Those drivers and teams will be joined by others from throughout Pennsylvaniaand Ohio, including Tri-City's own stars such as three-time and defending trackchampion Rod George, Bob Felmlee, Ed Lynch Jr., Andy McKisson, Jarod Larson,Todd Bauer, Andy Priest, Jason Jacoby, Jody Keegan, Rob Eyler and John Schuyler. "This is the first time ever that sprint car champions like Steve Kinser andDanny Lasoski have raced at Tri-City," noted Graham. "Our fans have asked for anevent of this caliber for years. They want to see their local heroes race withthe best in the country on the fastest sprint car track in Western Pennsylvania.We believe this event will offer our fans that opportunity at a reasonableadmission price." Gates for the National Sprint Tour event will open at 4 p.m. and racingstarts at 6 p.m. Adult grandstand admission for ages 16 and over will be $25.Student grandstand admission for ages 13 to 15 will be $15. Children 12 andunder will still receive free grandstand admission. The event will also featurethe William R. Karns Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Detroit Iron ProStock Series for the E.F. Rogers Plumbing & Heating Pro Stocks. Operated by Fred Brownfield of Brownfield Promotions, Inc., of Snohomish,Wash., the National Sprint Tour was organized in late 2005 after a failedattempt to start the National Sprint League. Brownfield stepped up to the platewith the encouragement of Kinser and other race teams in an effort to commence anew sprint car sanctioning group that is expected to challenge the World ofOutlaws as the top echelon of winged warriors in the United States. "The National Sprint Tour representatives have been excellent to work with sofar, and we look forward to promoting this race with them throughout the comingmonths," said Graham. "I also had an opportunity to talk to Steve Kinserrecently. He wants the National Sprint Tour to succeed and he is willing to workwith Tri-City in order to make this a premier annual event." To top it off, the National Sprint Tour event will conclude a huge weekend atTri-City as Clear Channel Entertainment's USHRA Monster Jam will be the featuredattraction on Friday July 14th and Saturday July 15th. "This will be a first class motorsports weekend for fans of all ages,"concluded Graham. Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by Roger and Susie Crick and Mike andMargaret Graham. They have promoted Sunday night racing at the popular facilitysince they reopened it in 1996. The Super Sprints, DIRT Modifieds, E Mods, ProStocks and Thundercars race each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval.Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEKevin Nouse MotorsportsContact:Kevin Nouse717-979-6792e-mail: kevin@kevinnouse.com


Kevin Nouse, in association with R&R Motorsports, would like to welcome Pete’s Bridge Street Motors to their list of marketing partners for the upcoming 2006 racing season.

Pete’s Bridge Street Motors, located in New Cumberland, PA, is an area leader of pre-owned automobile sales as well as a large supporter of Sprint Car racing. In fact, Pete Postupack, owner of Pete’s Bridge Street Motors, owns the #25 410 car that is driven by Lance Dewease in Central Pennsylvania.

“We are very excited that Pete has decided to come on board with us for the upcoming season”, Nouse said. “Our goal is to win the 358 Sprint Car Championship at Williams Grove Speedway this year. And Pete’s support solidifies our status as a contender for that title.”

If you would like more information on becoming a marketing partner or just want to track the team’s progress, please visit the official Kevin Nouse website at www.kevinnouse.com

Selenke Racing sprints onto the web

Selenke Racing is proud to announce their new web site by WRT Web Designs at http://selenkeracing.com . The new site will not only detail the rich history of Selenke Racing, but also the promising future of the team in the hands of AJ Selenke. AJ will be competing in an ambitious schedule that includes the entire NCRA tour and 81 Speedway schedule, along with selected ASCS events. The Selenke Racing team is excited to build upon the success of 2005 and hopes to make a run at a second 81 Speedway Championship and a first NCRA tour championship. The site will allow you to follow AJ’s success in 2006 as well as giving fans the opportunity to wish him well with an interactive guestbook.

Stop by http://selenkeracing.com today and find out why the future of Selenke Racing looks as bright as it’s storied past.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

O’Reilly USCS announces 60 event National schedule for it’s 10th Anniversary season

Atlanta, GA – The O’Reilly Auto Parts United Sprint Car Series has announced it’s 2006 and 10th Anniversary “Million Dollar Thunder” Tour for winged Outlaw sprint cars. The sixty-night schedule of events covers 10 states and makes visits to 33 different speedways including 10 paved ovals and 23 dirt ovals. The “Million Dollar Thunder” Tour kicks off next Monday night February 6th at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida during the speedways 35th annual Winternationals with a double-header offering a possible $10,000 payday over nights. The mega-tour will end ten months and five days later on November 11th back on dirt at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi with another $10,000 paycheck possible.

Between those two big February and November events, the O’Reilly USCS “Million Dollar Thunder” Tour will invade speedways in ten Southeastern and Midwestern states. The sprawling 2006 series schedule has been divided into five sub-series in addition to the National title chase. This divisional concept allows the O’Reilly USCS competitors an opportunity to stay close to home and race for any of three regional titles. Those regional series include; the O’Reilly USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour with 30 races scheduled at tracks in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri plus Middle and West Tennessee. The second regional series is the O’Reilly USCS Southern Thunder Tour which includes 30 events scheduled at tracks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia South Carolina, and Tennessee. The O’Reilly USCS Carolina Thunder Tour is the third division and will contest a 20 night schedule at tracks in Eastern Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

There are also two other National titles that are racing surface specific available to compete in. Those two are the new O’Reilly USCS Dirt Cup that will crown a Champion from a schedule of 40 dirt track events and the 8th annual O’Reilly USCS “Asphalt Thunder” Tour pavement only title chase involving 16 events at 10 tracks. The 2006 O’Reilly USCS National Championship Series will award points at all Asphalt Thunder events as well as at most dirt events including all of those on the O’Reilly USCS Dirt Cup schedule to declare a National Champion for the 10th Anniversary season.

Total posted prize money and awards for the 2006 O’Reilly USCS season will be approximately One Million dollars with nearly $200,000 in cash and contingency awards possible to a single driver. A sweep of all series Championships could net a driver nearly $35,000 in cash and contingencies at the season’s end awards banquet.

The O’Reilly USCS continues to be one of the Premier open wheel racing series in the nation and the only winged Outlaw style sprint car series in the World whose drivers contend for a National Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. Six of those O’Reilly USCS drivers finished in the top 25 in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s North American winged 360-sprint car poll at the end of the 2005 season.

O’Reilly USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton said “We are really excited about the continued growth of the USCS over the past two years. I just want to thank all the teams, our sponsors and especially the media that have supported our series for the help they have been in taking USCS to another level again for 2006. It looks like everything is falling in place for another great season. We will be releasing our regional and asphalt series schedules this week as well the new O’Reilly Dirt Cup format and more details will be available with those releases.”

For more info on the O’Reilly USCS please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the O’Reilly
USCS at 404-886-5913 or email petewalton@bellsouth.net.

2006 O’Reilly USCS National Championship Series
1. Mon. 2/06 – D -Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL
2. Tue. 2/07 – D -Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville FL
3. Fri. 3/10 – A - Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, FL
4. Sat. 3/11 – A - Mobile Int. Speedway, Mobile, AL
5. Fri. 4/07 – D - Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick,GA
6. Sat. 4/08 – D - Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, GA
7. Fri. 4/14 – D - Garnertown Speedway, Jackson, TN
8. Sat. 4/15 – D - Garnertown Speedway, Jackson, TN
9. Sat. 4/29 – A - Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, GA
10. Sat. 5/13 – A - South Georgia Motorsports, Cecil, GA
11. Fri. 5/26 – D - Malden Speedway, Malden, MO
12. Sat. 5/27 – D - Riverside Speedway, West Memphis, AR
13. Sun 5/28 – D - Clarksville Speedway, Clarksville, TN
14. Mon. 5/29 – D - Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN
15. Thu. 6/01 – D - East Ala. Motor Speedway, Phenix City, AL
16. Fri. 6/02 – D - North Alabama Speedway, Tuscumbia, AL
17. Sat. 6/03 – D - Columbus Speedway, Columbus, MS
18. Sat. 6/10 – D - Atomic Motor Speedway, Kingston, TN
19. Sun. 6/11 – D - Rome Speedway, Rome, GA
20. Thu. 6/15 – A - Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC
21. Fri. 6/16 – A - Florence Motor Speedway, Florence, SC (Ten.)
22. Sat. 6/17 – A - Southern National Speedway, Kenly, NC
23. Fri. 6/23 – D - Malden Speedway, Malden, MO
24. Thu. 6/29 – A - Greenville Pickens Speedway, Greenville, SC
25. Fri. 6/30 – D - Crossville Raceway, Crossville, TN
26. Sat. 7/01 – D - Checkered Flag Speedway, Hohenwald, TN
27. Mon. 7/03 – D - Garnertown Speedway, Jackson, TN
28. Fri. 7/07 – D - Riverside Speedway, Travelers Rest, SC
29. Sat. 7/08 – D - I-20 Speedway, Batesburg, SC
30. Fri. 7/14 – A - North Wilkesboro Speedway, NC (Ten.)
31. Sat. 7/15 – D - Fayetteville Motor Speedway, Fayetteville, NC
32. Fri. 7/28 – D - Malden Speedway, Malden, MO
33. Fri. 7/28 – D - Oglethorpe Speedway, Savannah, GA
34. Sat. 7/29 – D - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
35. Fri. 8/11 – D - Riverside Speedway, Travelers Rest, SC
36. Sat. 8/12 – D - I-20 Speedway, Batesburg, SC
37. Fri. 8/18 – D - North Alabama Speedway, Tuscumbia, AL
38. Sat. 8/19 – D - Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY
39. Fri. 8/25 – D - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL
40. Sat. 8/26 – D - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL

41. Fri. 9/01 – A - Huntsville Speedway, Huntsville, AL
42. Sat. 9/02 – A - Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, GA
43. Sun. 9/03 – D - Thunder Ridge Speedway, Lexington, TN
44. Mon. 9/04 – D - Garnertown Speedway, Jackson, TN
45. Sat. 9/16 – D - Checkered Flag Speedway, Hohenwald, TN (MS)
46. Fri. 9/22 – D - Malden Speedway, Malden, MO
47. Sat. 9/23 – D - Malden Speedway, Malden, MO
48. Fri. 9/29 – A - Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, FL
49. Sat. 9/30 – A - Mobile Int. Speedway, Mobile, AL

50. Fri. 10/06 – D - Garnertown Speedway, Jackson, TN
51. Sat. 10/07 – D - Garnertown Speedway, Jackson, TN
52. Fri. 10/20 – A - Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC
53. Sat. 10/21 – A - Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC
54. Fri. 10/27 – D - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL
55. Sat. 10/28 – D - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL
56. Sat. 10/28 – D - Lucas Oil Super Power Dash Volusia
57. Fri. 11/03 – D - East Bay Raceway, Tampa, FL (Ten.)
58. Sat. 11/04 – D - East Bay Raceway, Tampa, FL (Ten.)
59. Fri. 11/10 – D - Columbus Speedway, Columbus, MS
60. Sat. 11/11 – D - Columbus Speedway, Columbus, MS

A=Asphalt Track D=Dirt track

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Forbrook Motorsports launches new web site to kickstart 2006!

Forbrook Motorsports is proud to announce the re-launch of their
website http://www.forbrookmotorsports.com by WRT Web Designs. 2006
has brought significant change to the Forbrook team with the addition
of Volcano Joes Coffee to the already stellar lineup of primary
sponsors such as MOPAR, Wirtgen America, and Jackpot Junction Hotel and
Casino. The new site deservingly promotes these primary sponsors as
well as all of the associate sponsors that support the Forbrook
Motorsports team. In addition, the site will allow fans to follow the
progress of Sammy Swindell and the Forbrook team as they race across
the country in 2006. A full schedule is still being assembled, but the
team plans to begin the season in Tulare, Ca before heading to Phoenix,
Tucson, and Las Vegas. The Mopar #5 will attend races from both major
sanctioning bodies throughout the 2006 season.

Stay tuned to http://www.forbrookmotorsports.com for the latest news,
and information about the exciting changes that are in store for the
Forbrook Motorsports team in 2006.

Dirt Trackin' York '06

Thanks to great weather, 160 display vehicles and over 120 vendors...The 23rd annual Dirt Trackin' 2006 show held at the Expo Center of the York Fairgrounds was the biggest ever! Thousands of fans packed the event over the weekend to see the cars and drivers of yester years, plus the young guns of today's racing. Dozens of drivers including Greg Hodnett, Frankie Herr, Mares Stellfox, Paul Miller, Jake Jones, Bud Barton, Chris Knopp, Dion Ciccorelli, Jessie Morrison, Steve Wilbur to name just a few, were in attendance meeting fans and handing out autographs. The flow of people never ceased throughout the whole weekend. Free parking was a blessing...but vehicles went all the way out into the grass, as the parking lots overflowed, due to the huge crowd on hand. Special events included the Ms. Dirt Trackin' Contest sponsored by CarSoup.com and WHP-TV 21 where Beth Christine a local favorite from Manchester was crowned the champion. Following the contest, fans were serenaded by the Jazz Me jazz and blues band. Saturday night the entire East wing of the show was entertained by the PWE Wrestling superstars. Doink the Clown was a crowd favorite, and show promoter Kirk Wise even entered the ring to help the colorful wrestler win in his match, when the clown was double teamed by Jack Pot and his sinister manager. Sunday was Kid's day, featuring big wheel and tricycle racing sponsored by Brothers Trucking. The ARMY had a computerized shooting range, RFC Ministries a drag racing simulator, there was remote control racing, even a Pit Stop challange game for all to try their hands at. Lots of fun was had by young and old at Dirt Trackin' 2006. The best in Show trophys, that were sponsored by the Jack Giambalvo Auto Group of York, went to a 1963 split window Corvette owned by Jim and Kit Schmock in the Street/ Drag catgegory, the #461 restored Dyer/ Deweese entry, Ryan Wilson's #29 in the micros, Gene Knaub's #5 Thunder car, Late model #24 owned by Jeremy Miller, and the open wheel sprint cars driven by Davey Sammons and Frankie Herr. All the cars at the show were maticulously prepared, but these entries were the best in class. Pancho's Racing Parts also received an award for the best appearing vendor display. The Zimmerman's Automotive People's Choice awards went to Jimmy Shuttlesworth's #22h in fifth, fourth to Brian Leppo, third place to Don Shetler's #98, Smoke Christine took second, and the first place car, that helped to raise nearly $2000 for the York County Racing Club's Injured Driver's Fund, was the #74 late model team of Randy Christine...yes, his wife is the new Ms. Dirt Trackin'!. Tracks on hand with their schedules and events for 2006 included Willaiams Grove, Lincoln, Susquehanna Speedway Park featuring the new National Sprint League, Shippensburg, Trailway, Bowling Green, Selinsbrove, Port Royal , and Hagerstown. Missing of course was Silver Spring Speedway, but Alan Kreitzer and his son were in attendance. Former owner Walt Kline was still working the ticket window, and will return in 2007 `God willing`, to see what the show special events will include next year. Vendors came from as far away as Connetecut and West Virginia...but others from further away will probably be at the next show, as it continues to grow every year..as long as the weather cooperates. For photos of the show go to the website at www.york-dirt-trackin.com


By Mike Leone


Mercer, PA…With the off-season past the two-thirds mark, and opening night less than two months away, officials continue to work on the 2006 schedule at Mercer Raceway Park. For the third consecutive year, the “Chiller Thriller” is slated to open the new campaign on Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
This year’s event will have a slightly different twist as the lid-lifter will see the Late Models battle for $2,000 to-win in the 30-lap feature. The E-Mods will be part of the show for the first time in their first of at least seven appearances during 2006, and will be joined by the Stock Cars, which will be running under the “open rules”. Both classes will run 20 lap features for $500 to-win.
Hopefully it’s no April fool’s joke as one week later on Saturday, April 1, the point chases will get underway in the four weekly classes for the Luxaire Heating & Cooling Sprint Cars, Campbell-Peterson Trail & Turf Modifieds, Tire Express Stock Cars, and the Maurer’s Trading Post Strictly Stocks. The E-Mods will return for the second straight week before many of the other speedways open.
Numerous special race events and family promotions are in the works. The “Western PA Sprint Championship” will return bigger and better, the popular “Sprint Slug-Out” will again feature triple 15s, “The Return of Modzilla” will again include the BRP Tour for Big-Block Mods, Small-Block Mods, and E-Mods. The “Little Guy Nationals” will again close down the season.
Some of the new specials include the 55th Anniversary Event highlighted by Wingless Sprints and the Bill Emig Memorial for Modifieds and “THE GAMBLER” and “Deuces Wild!”, which will be unique events with more details released in the future.
The only midweek show on the docket will be held on Tuesday, July 4. Making their first of two appearances will be the T3 All-Star Modified Series. The New York-based series is coming off a successful debut season with Billy VanPelt as the defending champion. As you may recall, VanPelt won on May 21 last year and returned on October 1 for the T3 Series event only to be defeated by local favorite Lonny Riggs for the $2,000 prize in the “Little Guy Nationals”.
“We’ve always wanted to do a special either the night before the Fourth or on the Fourth,” said eighth year owner Vicki Emig. “With the Fourth hitting on a Tuesday this year we thought this would be the right time plus we wanted to get a second T3date. Kenny Shupp has done an outstanding job getting the T3 Series off the ground. We’ve had a very good working relationship that we hope to build on this season. I’ll think you’ll be hearing about the T3 Series for years to come.”
The Fourth of July show will have a one-hour earlier starting time at 6 p.m. with the featured T3 Series running first. They will be joined by the E-Mods, Open Stock Cars, and Strictly Stocks.
The entire schedule is expected to be available online at www.mercerracewaypark.com by the end of February and schedules will be available at all of the car shows in March.
Mercer Raceway Park is 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 April through October. The office in New Bedford, Pa. is open year-round Monday through Friday after 1 p.m. For more information call the office at 724-964-9300 or the track on race day at 724-662-1310. Check out our website at www.mercerracewaypark.com for the latest.