Friday, March 31, 2006

Brandon Martin Joins 2006 All Star Rookie Chase

CAMARGO, IL (3-31-06) – As the 2006 All Star tour gets ready to turn up the heat on the World of Outlaws in the season’s first co-sanctioned event at Eldora Speedway on April 7th & 8th, Brandon Martin will be turning up the heat on the All Star Rookie of the Year chase. Brandon and BMI Racing (Attica, OH) made the announcement this week that they will be chasing the Rookie of the Year honors which pays the winner of the award $10,000 on top of the Season Championship Points Fund.

Brandon raced full time with the MASS series in 2005 along with Chad Blonde, who will also be competing for the All Star Rookie title in 2006. James Mosher from Albuquerque, NM will also be touring with the All Stars and chasing that title as well. “We have a great group of young, hard chargers running with us this season,” said series president Guy Webb. “These are the type of guys who are the future of the All Stars and of 410 winged sprint car racing in general.” With the exodus of 4-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah to the World of Outlaws, the door is wide open for a new champion this season. “Five years ago nobody had heard of Chad Kemenah,” said Webb. “It’s time for the next champion to step up to the plate.”

Brandon Martin started racing 305 sprints in 2000 after spending 7 years turning laps in the go-kart ranks. He won Attica Raceway Park’s “Hard Charger” award and was Fremont Speedway’s Co-Rookie of the Year his first year in a sprint car. Brandon made his 410 debut just one year later in September of 2001 with the All Star series at Fremont Speedway. In 2002 he began racing 410's full time at Fremont and Attica. In December of 2004, Brandon spent some time in Florida on the super-fast high banks of Daytona Speedway testing in an ARCA stock car. His next big challenge will be the high banked dirt 1/2 mile monster called Eldora Speedway.

Brandon has gained lots of valuable dirt track experience around Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Indiana and has been building BMI Racing into a well oiled machine. “The rookie chase will be pretty cool,” stated Martin. “Chad Blonde is a good racer and he will be tough, however I do feel good about our chances. We just need things to go our way and to keep the car out of trouble and we'll be fine!”

Off the track Brandon has gotten a lot of attention as well. After the devastating hurricane season last year, Brandon and the entire BMI Racing team enlisted the help of the Northwest Ohio racing community to lend a hand to those who had lost everything. Martin converted his 48-foot trailer into a relief station, transporting over $50,000 worth of supplies to the nearly 8,000 residents of Pass Christian, Mississippi, which was literally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. They chose this town because they were a small racing community as well and it just seemed to fit. One racing community helping another. Their generosity was well recieved.
“You can’t understand the destruction until you see it for yourself... it was utterly amazing,” said Martin after delivering relief supplies to the storm’s victims. To see the faces of the people when we opened that trailer door and they saw all the stuff.... they just couldn’t believe a bunch of race fans from Ohio would do that for them.”

Brandon will enter the 2006 All Star season with a brand new paint scheme and a new sponsor, Clean Burn, who is the manufacturer of the most reliable used-oil furnaces on the market. “I’m looking forward to the season,” said Martin. “The first couple weeks are going to be interesting and we just need some good luck!” You can find out more about Brandon and BMI Racing by visiting his web site at .

The All Stars will be in action on April 7th and 8th at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH and then on to Attica Raceway Park for the Coors Light Spring Nationals on April 14th and 15th. Visit the All Star web site at for more information on the series as well as the most up to date schedule information

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

JR Stewart Motorsports set for 06 season to begin

It is said that when one door closes another opens. The door of the offseason will soon be slammed shut with the opening of KC Raceway’s doors, or pit gates happening this Saturday. Chassis number 08 is assembled with a fresh Rutan Rocket ready to fire. All we need right now is a little dirt to race on.
Since our last update a couple of old friends have re-pledged their support to the 37s for the 2006 season.
Car Brite- Advanced chemistry, Incredible shine is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Wix Filters- The number 1 filter in NASCAR is located in Gastonia, North Carolina.
JR Stewart’s 2006 schedule is now available on the website at
JR Stewart Motorsports is sponsored by Allen Tire, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 16, Car Brite, ETO Contracting, Ink Slingers, Jacobs Auto Repair, Keizer Wheels, Lakeridge Resorts, Leaf Racewear, Realtor Bryn Daring, Ringer Gloves, Rutan Rocket Racing Engines, Steve Austin Auto Group, WBLL 1390 The Bell, Wild Wolf Motorsports, Wix Filters, and
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Mike Linder ready to start fifth season drinving for Andy James Motorsports

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Andy James Motorsports

Mike Linder ready to start fifth season driving for Andy James Motorsports.
Now that the red number 3 has made it’s introduction at the Northern Ohio Sprint Car Show, it’s time to race. Attica Raceway Park has it’s opening night set for this Friday with Mike and the guys ready to go.

Make sure to head to to see a new contest which will see the winner spend an entire day and night with Mike and crew for a total pit crew experience at Fremont Speedway. Tickets for the contest go on sale March 29 until June 29. All proceeds from the contest will go to the Hoserville Ohio Charity.

The schedule for 2006 will consist of racing at Attica on Friday and Fremont on Saturday while mixing in some other shows when time allows.

Andy James Motorsports is sponsored by Linder’s Speed Equipment, Beaverdam Contracting, Pro Shocks, Vision Quest, Engler Printing, Ultra Shield Products, Kistler Engines, Justco Machine and Design, Burns Iron and Metal, Slammers Sports Bar, and J+J Auto Racing.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


By Mike Leone


Mercer, PA…After losing the “Chiller Thriller” to Mother Nature for the second straight year, Mercer Raceway Park will try once again this Saturday night, April 1 at 7 p.m. to get the 55th anniversary season underway.
The four weekly divisions will start their championship races in the RoadRunner & Lake Road Auto Sales Sprint Cars, American Racer/Lias Tire Modifieds, Tire Express Stock Cars, and the Maurer’s Trading Post Strictly Stocks. Joining the program will be the E-Mods.
“It was disappointing to lose the Chiller Thriller again,” stated eighth year owner Vicki Emig. “We were set to go Saturday morning, but the weather took a turn for the worse and we had not choice but to cancel. Warmer weather is expected this weekend so hopefully the rain will move through come Saturday and we can kick off our season.”
Rod George will look to defend his first ever Mercer Sprint Car Championship. The Kittanning, Pa. driver never finished worse than fourth last season and will hope to get off to a strong start Saturday as he’s expected to have stiff competition with no other area tracks racing Saturday or Sunday. Crawford County’s RoadRunner Auto Sales and Lake Road Auto Sales have come together to be the divisional sponsor of the 410 Sprint Cars in 2006.
Coming off the inaugural 358 Modified season, Gary Smoker will look for his second career championship. The Mercer, Pa. veteran, who owns 33 career Mercer wins, will face the likes Tommy Kristyak, Steve Young, Kevin Hoffman, Andy Priest, Rick Hall, Frank Guidace, Brad Rapp, Brian Fink, Mike Stine, Lonny Riggs, Ron Eperthener, Jr., and many more throughout the season as an average of 30 cars is expected. Indiana’s American Racer/Lias Tire is the new Modified sponsor for the upcoming season.
The ultra-competitive Stock Cars always provide side-by-side racing. This year should be no different as defending champion Brian Booher leads a strong contingent of racers, who will battle for supremacy. The Sandy Lake, Pa. titlist was also a first time champion in 2005. Andy Buckley, the 2001 & 2004 champion, is two wins from tying Alan Dellinger’s leading 21 victories since the track reopened in 1994. New Castle’s Tire Express returns for the third year as title sponsor.
The Strictly Stocks will begin their third year of action. Will anyone be able to dethrone the Bishs? It was Curt, Sr. taking the inaugural crown in 2004 and Curt, Jr. last year. The father-son duo have accounted for 22 of the 36 feature wins. Franklin’s Maurer’s Trading Post will present the “Redneck Racers Shotgun Series” for the third consecutive year.
The E-Mods have taken part in 14 races over the years at Mercer Raceway Park, but will be featured more in 2006 than ever before. Saturday’s winner will pocket $400. Alan Dellinger is the all-time winner with three victories.
Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps will get underway at approximately 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $11, students 6-15 are $5, the family pass is $25, children five and under are free and pit passes are $22.
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 late March through September. The office in New Bedford, Pa. is open year-round after 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 for the latest.

Monday, March 27, 2006


standings after 3/26/06 listing position, car number, driver, points, series wins
1. 25 Lance Dewease 252 22. 77 Greg Hodnett 231 13. 22 Fred Rahmer 187 4. 30 Doug Esh 184 25. 88 T J Stutts 173 26. 12 Chad Layton 1507. 10N Niki Young 124 18. 7 Keith Kauffman 105 19. 93 Chris Knopp 869. 5W Todd Shaffer 86

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The National Parts Peddler to Back the Halfway Bonus for the Empire Super Sprints in 2006.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In another major sponsorship announcement, Corky Stockham and his National Parts Peddler Newspaper has joined the Tour for the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) sponsorship fold in a big way for the 2006 season. The Parts Peddler will be the title sponsor of the nightly halfway bonus, the driver that leads lap 13 of each point show A-Main will collect an extra $100.
It marks the return to one of ESS’ pioneers as Stockham was a big supporter back in the early days of the 1980’s with a tour sponsorship. His widely successful trade publication has graced news stands and race tracks since 1976 and continues to grow with a tireless effort behind the scenes.
Not only does the Parts Peddler come out monthly with the latest in the parts industry from all forms of motorsports but Stockham has also been the force behind his annual Trade Show and Racer’s Auction which will be 27 years old in 2006. Also, a new tradition is the spring Racing Equipment Swap Meet which will be held this weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds. For the first time in 11 years, the event will be held indoors with space still available.
The National Parts Peddler logo will be place on each ESS sprinter for 2006 and his newspapers will be distributed at many of ESS events held throughout the Northeast and Canada. Also, don’t be surprised if you see Corky himself at several events as he is a big fan of sprint car racing.
The first event of the backed tour will be on Saturday, May 6th with a return visit to the Fulton Speedway. A big field of sprinters will be on hand in attempt to dethrone two-time ESS champion Lance Yonge including the Parts Peddler sponsored sprint of long-time friend Dave Wickham.
A big welcome back to The National Parts Peddler Newspaper and the sponsorship of the nightly halfway bonus. With their involvement, the 2006 season for the Empire Super Sprints continues to grow and promises to be the most exciting in the 24 year history of the successful sprint car organization. For more information on the Parts Peddler and the Swap Meet for this weekend feel free to log on to or call (315) 6997583.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

RPM Publisher Faces Major Surgery; Paper Interrupted

By Doc Lehman

RPM Racing News will have a slight interruption in publishing in April that will affect the publishing schedule for three weeks due to the recently scheduled surgery for co-editor and co-publisher Dave Kittey. Kittey, who along with fellow co-publisher and co-editor Dr. David Horne are entering their 11th year with RPM Racing News. Kittey will enter the hospital on April 20 for major surgery that will take him away from his duties for nearly three weeks.

“I feel real bad this has to happen but the (hospital) testing took longer than they thought but the surgery is something that has to be done,” stated Kittey. Kittey will undergo a second stomach bypass surgery to correct surgery that was done three years ago that developed complications. “I hate this has to happen but I have to get it taken care of so I am healthy to keep RPM Racing News going. I do apologize to the readers and tracks.”

RPM Racing News will begin their 2006 publishing schedule tentatively on April 11 or April 18th and then take a three-week break from publishing. RPM Racing News will then resume publishing on May 9. “I have a lot of good people who help on the paper but they don’t know how to lay it out which is the main reason for the interruption,” explained Kittey.

Subscribers will receive all issues they have subscribed for and to that end Kittey announced their will be an extra edition published in October. “We’ll publish in October the week of Challenger Raceway’s MACS Fall Fest race and then again the week of the Dirt Track World Championship,” confirmed Kittey.

An announcement will be forthcoming on the decision to start the 2006 publishing schedule either on April 11 or April 18.

RPM Racing News is a weekly racing results newspaper publishing 27 times a season. Weekly publications begin in April and run through the third week of September, with additional printings in October and December. RPM Racing News carries results and photos from over 80 of the areas racetracks, from Ohio to West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New York and Western and Central Pennsylvania. RPM Racing News is the reality of a joint venture between Dr. David Horne and David Kittey. In 1993 they purchased the monthly magazine "Racing's Almost Perfect Magazine". The two had a goal, the need to fill a void they saw within the area's weekly news coverage of auto racing during the racing season. They continued to publish the magazine for three more years, while still keeping their vision in mind.

In 1996 the conception of their dreams became a reality, as RPM Racing News acquired Tri-State Auto Racing News, the areas oldest racing publication. The acquisition strengthened the market exposure and coverage for RPM Racing News. The move made RPM Racing News the leading periodical covering racing in the area.

For more information on RPM Racing News visit:

Monday, March 20, 2006


For Immediate Release: March 19, 2006
Port Royal, PA
Despite cold temperature and wind, the Port Royal Speedway opened the season on Saturday March 18. The largest fan and car count to ever witness an opening practice session braved high winds and near freezing temperatures by days end. Fifty six race cars were in the pit area and included Sprint Cars, Late Models, Pro Stocks, Enduro and Powder Puff Cars, 4 Cyl. Stock Cars, Mini Modifieds, Vintage, and small block Modifieds. Track Maintenance personnel had the half mile oval surface smooth. With the test and tune day over, teams and track Officials will now focus on opening night Saturday March 25 at 6:00 P.M. Gates will open at 4 with a mandatory drivers meeting set for 5:15 P.M. Scheduled to compete are the Aumiller & Associate Sprint Cars, Ramsey's Car Wash/AB Auto Glass Late Models, Stong's Auto Parts Pro Stocks and Parson's Auto Salvage/Casner Service Center 4 Cyl. Stock Cars. Long range weather forecasts call for cold temperatures opening day. Speedway President Tom Little and Staff will watch the weather closely during the week. " If night time temperatures are warm enough, we'll open the season next Saturday night," said Little. " We'll wait and watch before making a final decision early enough for our teams and fans to make their plans." Season tickets remain on sale by calling the speedway office at (717)-527-4414. Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 A.M. until noon and 1:00 P.M. until 4. Purchases may be charged using Master Card or Visa. Other information is available at

Friday, March 17, 2006


Sides Motorsports announced today the launch of their new website at

The website features two distinct viewing routes that will let visitors check out National Sprint Tour competitor Jason Sides or Paul Sides Racing. The Sides Motorsports website was designed and is maintained by Jason Walls of WRT Web Designs.

Features include the latest news, results, history, photos, sponsors, merchandise, links, guest books, schedules, contact information, and more.

For more information concerning Sides Motorsports please email

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


From Walt Wimer

Bobby Cain of Weedsport, N. Y. was elected to the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005. Cain is a veteran driver who began racing at the tender age of 16 (well before go-carts, dwarf cars and NASCAR development contracts!!!) and raced for some 58 years. Over his long career, Cain has raced a ton of dirt tracks. a few paved ones and along way the old beach-road course in Daytona Beach, Florida and at Watkins Glenn. He drove about anything with wheels on it. Mostly Sportsman and Modified coupes, but also Super Modifieds, Midgets and Sprint Cars. He even ran a sports car once at Watkins Glen.
Around central New York he was known as the "Quaker Shaker" due to Cain being a native to the Pennsylvania Dutch country in the eastern part of that state. He began his career at the Hilltop Speedway in Lebanon, Pa where the Lancaster native ran against the famed Dick "Toby" Tobias. He raced Midgets for a while and then into stock cars, winning a race at the famed Reading Fairgrounds well before that track became famous, and raced at other now well know tracks such as Williams Grove, Lincoln and Susquehanna in his early days. His racing got interrupted when he served two years on the front lines in Korea. After his military duty he moved south to Key West, Florida where he built a car and raced at Hialeah Speedway, a paved track which just closed last year. He then moved to New York and began running many tracks such as Waterloo, Weedsport, Lancaster and Fulton when that track was known as Mil-ray Speedway. He started running at Weedsport shortly after the track opened in 1955 and finally won his first feature there in July of 1964. He ran some URC Sprint Car races around 1962 and then came out with a very controversial car that was more or less a Super-Modified with a Falcon body. He won many races with that car until it was retired in 1971. He was Waterloo champ in 1966 and won the Weedsport title in 1970. As his driving career was winding down he began helping several other drivers on their "late model" cars. But being the owner of a garage and machine shop, working on cars didn't give him near the satisfaction of driving them, so Cain went to racing Sprint Cars with the Empire Super Sprint Series, with just his wife Linda as his pit crew. In 1984 he got his first ESS win at the Meritville Speedway in Canada. Then he won at his "home track", Weedsport, in 1987. That year and the next he won three more Sprint races at Brewerton and the Devils Bowl in Vermont. He sold his ESS car in 1997. But he was not about to quit driving when, at age 67, he bought another Sprint Car and began making trips down to western and central PA. During those years he appeared at most western PA tracks such as Mercer, Sportsmans, Challenger, Tri-City and Lernerville as well as Clinton County to the east. When elected to the DIRT Hall of Fame in 2005, the "Quaker Shaker" was still racing well into his seventies.

The photo here was taken in 1971 at Weedsport during one of my visits to that track. The car is a rather hacked on 1936 Chevy coupe that I think may have been the replacement for the famed and controversial Falcon bodied car. Nothing fancy here, just a bare bones old coupe that was once the backbone of the sport.

The info here is from the DIRT Motorsports release by Gary Spaid for Cain's induction to the Hall of Fame in May of last year.

Racing Fans Direct “More in The Works “

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While this site is primarily sprint car oriented at this time , other racing group news will be seen of which can be utilized as well of said racing organizations . I simply hope all fans will continue to view what goes on at RFD for it surely will benefit you to do so . So watch , & let us know your thoughts as we grow @

Thursday, March 09, 2006


By Mike Leone


Mercer, PA…Mercer Raceway Park recently released the 2006 schedule of event as Saturday, March 25 has been set as the 55th anniversary season opener with late models, e-mods, and open stock cars making up the “Chiller Thriller”. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with the first green flag of the new season set to wave at 7 p.m. Another season of heart-pounding racing excitement and quality family events make up the 27-night slate.

Mercer Raceway Park is pleased to announce two new divisional sponsors that will join two returning ones. RoadRunner & Lake Road Auto Sales will be the new title sponsor of the headlining sprint cars, while American Racer/Lias Tires have come aboard as the modified divisional sponsor. Tire Express returns for third straight year to sponsor the stock cars as does Maurer’s Trading Post as the “Redneck Racers Shotgun Series” for strictly stocks begins their third year. The four-division weekly divisions will take to the track one week later on Saturday, April 1 with points starting and the e-mods will return for the second straight week.

“We’ve put together another exciting and action-packed schedule,” said eighth-year owner Vicki Emig. “We’ve changed up some of our special events once again and have added to our second year of ‘Fan…tastics Entertainment Savings Events’ to go along with our great four-division grassroots racing weekly program. We are again offering more increased purse events to the regional racers than any other speedway in western Pa and eastern Ohio. The best thing about all of our special race events is that they are all so affordable for our fans with either a $13 or $15 adult and $33 or $35 family admission.”

The first special event following the opener will be a new show titled, “Deuces Wild!”, which will be presented by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic on May 6. No heat races will be contested on this night. The top 12 point cars will be inverted for the Australian Pursuit, which will determine the first 12 starting spots of the first feature. The remaining cars will run in dashes to fill the remainder of the line-up, while the second feature will use an invert from the first feature’s results.

“The Return of Modzilla” will again feature three modified divisions including the BRP Tour, which will be the only appearance of the season by the big blocks. The small-block mods, e-mods, stocks, and strictly stocks will join in. This year’s event will be held on a Friday night, May 19 at 7:30 PM.

For the sixth straight year, Mercer Raceway Park will be the site of a world championship pulling event on Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 PM. The All-American “Spring Nationals” will include the Big Rig Semis, Smoker Tractors, Street Diesel 4x4 Trucks and the “Run What Ya Brung” Trucks with a rain date of Memorial Day at 5 PM.

The Hoffman Family will again come together along with Hoffman Door Co. to present the Jeff Hoffman Memorial on June 10. This year’s event will be contested for the small-block mods in their first of four major events for the year. The winner of the 30-lap modified feature will earn $2,000. A rain date of the following Saturday has been established.

A little over three weeks later, the modifieds will again return to the spotlight in the Tuesday, Fourth of July special featuring the first of two appearances by New York’s T3 All-Star Series with $1,500 going to the winner. The e-mods, open stock cars, and strictly stocks will be part of the special event, which will be presented by Alpine H2O with an early 6 PM start time.

On July 8 a unique program titled “Race, Rattle, & Pull” will be showcased. For the first time ever racing, pulling, and demo derbies will all be held on the same night! For the racing portion, the strictly stocks will be featured in double features (clockwise and counter-clockwise with bonus money on the line). A huge demolition derby paying $1,000 to-win will be held along with a first-ever compact car demo derby. For pulling fans, three classes have been scheduled including the street legal gas trucks, street legal diesel trucks, and the hot farm tractors. A rain date of Sunday, July 9 at 6 PM will be in effect.

For the second straight year, the “Sprint Slug-Out” will be made up of triple 15-lap features for the sprint cars each paying $1,000 to-win on July 22. A full show will complement the sprints with increased monies for all divisions as new marketing partner PNC Investments will present this event.

After a three-year absence, a celebration of the track’s anniversary will be held. The “55th Anniversary Event” will be held on August 26 presented by Armstrong Zoom Cable Internet Service. The sprints will fittingly run wingless on this night for $2,000 to-win and will share the billing with the modifieds in the Bill Emig Memorial also paying $2,000 to-win. The stock cars and strictly stocks will also be in action. The Vintage American Race Cars will have their cars on display and will put on an exhibition. Once again, all retired drivers will be invited as guests for no charge on this night.

The 18th annual “Western PA Sprint Championship” will have its richest payday in history as $3,000 will await the winner of the region’s biggest non-sanctioned sprint car event on September 9. The modifieds, e-mods, stock cars, and strictly stocks will join in. Points will end for the sprints, mods, and stocks.

After two weeks off, the “Little Guy Nationals” will take center stage as the region’s richest support division only event will again feature two packed days of action. Friday, September 29 includes stock cars ($1,000 to-win), micro sprints ($750 to-win), and mod lites ($600). Then Saturday afternoon, September 30 the stock cars return for a big $2,000 to-win event. The T3 All-Star Series will return for the second appearance as the winner of the modified feature will earn $2,000. The sixth annual Mel Myers Memorial for the e-mods will pay $1,000 to-win.

Mercer Raceway Park is pleased to welcome on new marketing partner RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants of Mercer, who will sponsor both the “Gladiator Series” and kids bike race events. The “Gladiator Series” will be the four-event Demolition Derby schedule with crash em’, smash em’ action on April 29, May 27, July 8, and September 30, while kids bike races will be held on May 13, July 15, and August 12

Along with “The Little Guy Nationals,” the micro sprints will make five additional appearances on April 22, May 13, June 24, July 15, and August 12 as all events will be sanctioned by the fledgling Interstate Micro Sprint Series. The e-mods will make nine stops throughout the season and points will be kept for the first time. The mod lites will join the card for their first of two appearances on April 15, and the PCTC Senior Series will race on May 27.
Grove City Auto Mall will present two events for this upcoming season. “Meet Your Heroes” Night will be held on June 3 as all drivers in all divisions will bring their cars onto the speedway for the camera and autograph night. Then on July 29 a first ever “Pack the Track”- Fan Appreciation Night will admit adults for just $5, students for $2, and families for $12.
Four free county nights will be featured including Beaver (April 29), Crawford (May 27), Venango (June 3), and Butler (July 1). The Crawford and Butler County Nights will be presented by Armstrong, who will also present the return of the popular $10 Family Nights. On April 22, May 13, July 15, and August 12, mom, dad, and as many kids 15 and under can attend the races for just $10 (a minimum $15 savings!)

For the second straight year, Welcome Ohio Night will admit all residents of Ohio free on June 24. American Patriot Night will again admit all veterans and scouts in uniform free on July 1. The final savings event will take place on August 12 for “Gearhead Gathering”. On this night, you can cram the cab of your 4x4 truck with all your gearhead pals for just $20.

Some of the other new corporations that have gotten involved at The Park in 2006 include General Electric Diesel Engine Plant, M&M Insurance Group, Coca-Cola/Vault, Golden Corral (Hermitage, PA), Approved Toilet Rentals, and CARQUEST/Weaver & McConnell Auto Parts. Attached is a text-only version of the 2006 schedule. Please contact the office if you are interested in a color brochure with the entire detailed schedule.

Adult admission is $11, students 6-15 are $5, the family pass is $25, children five and under are free and pit passes are $22 for all non-specials. Season passes are available at a discounted price of $270. Season VIP rentals are still available and nightly rentals are $150. Please contact the office if you are interested. Attached is a text version of the 2006 schedule. The color, tri-fold brochure schedules will be available very soon

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ohio Northern University Teams Up With Clint Reagle Again in 2006

ADA, OH (3/8/06) -- For the second year in a row, the orange and black colors of Ohio Northern University will grace the sides of Clint Reagle's #33 Sprint Car. The agreement, reached within the last week, will assure Ohio Northern's presence at the tracks Reagle races at.

Clint Reagle, entering his third year in a 360 Sprint, is looking to race at Limaland Motorsports Park and other regional tracks, as well as Sprints on Dirt (SoD) sanctioned events. "This is a great opportunity for everyone involved," Reagle said. "I know that everyone will benefit from this alliance and I look forward to representing ONU with my on-track performance as well as off-track appearances."

At age 22, Reagle is no stranger to dirt track racing. The Sherwood, OH native raced go-karts for eight years before stepping into a UMP Modified in 2001. After three seasons and several wins, he opted to make the move up to Sprints in his family-owned #33. In the fall of 2004, Clint reached a sponsorship agreement with Ohio Northern University that allowed him to race as a full-time college student. Today, Ohio Northern University and Reagle Racing are proud to announce the agreement has been extended for another season.

"We feel as though this is a great opportunity for Ohio Northern University to get even more name recognition," said Dustin Jarrett, a university spokesman for the Reagle Racing Committee. "It's a win-win situation for everyone involved and we're proud to have someone with as much talent, character, and enthusiasm as Clint representing our institution."
Ohio Northern University, founded in 1871, is located in Ada, OH. A private university offering a diverse, dynamic and unique learning community, Ohio Northern offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in the five colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, Pharmacy, and Law. With a student body of 3,500 students, ONU is big enough to challenge and small enough to care.

For more information on Ohio Northern University, visit our website at For more information on Clint Reagle, visit his website at

Monday, March 06, 2006


The Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Fund will award its sixth annual scholarship to a student / race fan through local race tracks. Both education and racing were important to Kevin, and we feel that this $2,000 scholarship, given in Kevin’s memory, will benefit someone with both respect for education, as well as Kevin’s love of racing.

For more information and an application please visit: Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Web Site at

Friday, March 03, 2006

Blonde and Mosher to Battle for All Star Rookie of the Year

For Immediate Release: 3-2-2006Contact Guy Webb: (217) 352-9221"America's Series, The All Star Circuit of Champions"
Camargo, IL – (3-2-06) – Litchfield, Michigan and Albuquerque, New Mexico are 1500 miles apart on the map, but the All Star Circuit of Champions will bring Chad Blonde and James Mosher together on dirt tracks around the mid-west this summer to do battle as the organization’s latest Rookie of the Year contenders. The winner of the title will find themselves $10,000 richer at the conclusion of the 2006 season.
Litchfield, Michigan’s Chad Blonde, who drives the orange and blue Blonde Motorsports, Wesmar Engines, Maxim #5B, may be familiar to many of the fans in the Ohio/Indiana/Michigan region. Chad is 26 years old and has been a regular contender with the AVSS, GLOSS, and MASS series dating back to 1999. He has several wins with those groups and has run a number of races with the All Stars since 2003 whenever the series visited his area. In 2006, he has decided to make a run at the Rookie title and follow the All Star tour full time. So far in 2006 he has shown that he will be a tough competitor by making the A-main in all 3 All Star shows at Volusia Speedway against some of the best drivers in the country.
James Mosher, who drives the orange Isotopes Micro-Brewery, Mosher Motorsports, Kistler Engines, Maxim, #12m, calls Albuquerque, New Mexico home. He will venture out on the road full time this summer to compete in as many races as he can with a number of different organizations. His main focus will be the All Star schedule and the Rookie of the Year title. James was introduced to the All Star organization this year in Florida and liked the group and the level of competition. At age 29, he made the decision to follow the full tour in 2006 and looks forward to visiting new tracks around the mid-west this summer. James has raced mini-sprints for 10 years and won well over 200 main events in 12 different states, along with a few National Championships. He started racing sprint cars - both winged and non-winged 360 and 410 - in July of 2005. He then won the NMMRA rookie of the year, and also the SCOA rookie of the year.
The All Star Circuit of Champions would like to welcome both drivers to the series and we look forward to seeing them compete for the Rookie of the Year title in 2006. The Rookie chase is wide open and drivers still considering running for Rookie of the Year have until May 2006 to declare their plans to pursue the title. The Rookie points and Season Championship points can be found by visiting the All Star web site at