Friday, June 23, 2006

CNN Dirt Racing Documentary

CNN’s documentary show CNN Presents will air Dirt Track Warriors on CNN worldwide on July 1 & 2.

Please check out this link for more info!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Al Unser named Guest Honoree - Legends of Ascot 4th Annual Event - Oct 21, 20006 - Perris Auto Speedway

June 19, 2006 - Torrance, CA - The Legends of Ascot announced today that Al Unser Sr. is its Guest Honoree, with Parnelli Jones as the Event’s Special Guest. In addition, Glenn Howard will receive the Legends of Ascot Lifetime Achievement Award. The 4th Annual Legends of Ascot Event, being held at Perris Auto Speedway on October 21, 2006, will be honoring drivers Jimmy Oskie, Wally Pankratz, Walt James, Jack Brunner and Lealand McSpadden. In addition, JFK car owners Jack and Wilda Kindoll, and aluminum-block engine builder Ed Donovan, will be honored.

In the newly expanded program, Al Unser is scheduled to be “on-the-track”, doing exhibition laps in the Vel’s Parnelli Jones Viceroy sponsored dirt champ car, with which he won the 1973 USAC National Dirt Championship. Parnelli Jones will be “on-the-track” in the beautiful Leonard Faas King O’Lawn sprinter, and Jimmy Oskie, the CRA’s only five-time Champion, will be “on-the-track” in the bright red #1 Bromme - Dean Thompson sprinter.

Racing enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada have enjoyed what has now become the largest open wheel racers reunion of its type in North America. The event celebrates the people involved in the 33 years of operation at Ascot Park, in Gardena, California, from 1957 through 1990. Past honorees include Parnelli Jones, Hal Minyard, Allen Heath, Dean Thompson, Ted Halibrand, Bobby Hogle and J. C. Agajanian, to name a few.

The Legends of Ascot Annual Event draws Vintage Race Cars from all over North America, and some of the most historic midget, sprint, dirt champ and Indy cars of the era, have been displayed. After the day’s activities, the Vintage Race Cars will have the opportunity to stretch their legs on the ½-mile clay oval at the PAS.

The event is open to the public and gives race enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the best and most famous drivers of the era. Admission to the Event includes plenty of “bench racing”, snacks, the award presentations, auctions, raffles, an excellent buffet lunch, collectable souvenir program, goodie bag, the vintage racecar display, and admission to the evening’s USAC/CRA sprint car races. Every year the Event sells out and it’s suggested that attendees order their tickets to the event as soon as possible.

Legends of Ascot
Don Weaver
(310) 549-3562

24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Gains Momentum

America’s Series – The All Star Circuit of Champions”

ASCoC * 215 W. Main St. * Camargo, IL 61919 * 217-352-9221

All Star Circuit of Champions – Press ReleaseBy Bryan Autullo – All Star PR – – 419-266-2897

24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Gains Momentum

CAMARGO, IL (6-19-06) – The 24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek is less than one week away and 410 sprint car stars from across the US will be in attendance to join forces with the All Star Circuit of Champions and Ohio local drivers to bring the fans some very exciting racing at seven different tracks over seven nights.
The All Stars will first travel to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA on Friday June 23rd and then to K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, OH on June 24th as a lead-in to the original Speedweek established in 1983. This will serve as a warm up to the next seven nights of racing that will bring a $10,000 points fund to the Top 15 drivers at the end of the week. This point fund was put in place to reward the non-regular All Star member teams who choose to come and join in the week long festivities to help offset some of the fuel and operational costs associated with running seven nights in a row.

Points will be awarded throughout the week to the drivers who choose to participate. There is no entry fee. Drivers are not required to have an All Star membership to receive Speedweek points. The point fund payout is as follows:

1st = $2,0002nd = $1,1503rd = $9004th = $7505th = $7006th = $6507th = $6008th = $5509th = $50010th = $45011th = $40012th = $37513th = $35014th = $32515th = $300Total = $10,000

The 2006 Ohio Sprint Speedweek kicks off at Attica on Sunday June 25th, then moves to Wayne County on Monday June 26th. The next stop is Muskingum County on Tuesday June 27th, then Sharon Speedway on Wednesday June 28th. From there its back to Fremont on Thursday June 29th and then on to Limaland on Friday June 30th. The week wraps up at Eldora Speedway on Saturday July 1st with the Speedweek winner being crowned and the $10,000 point fund being distributed.

This year’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek is brought to you by KS Sales & Service, Crown Battery, Racing Fans Direct, Meguiar’s Car Care Products, Taylor Wings, and Outerwears Pre-filters.
KS Sales & Service is located in Gibsonburg, OH and is a licensed Cub Cadet dealer. Call Kevin at 419-638-4005 for your lawn mower and outdoor power equipment sales, service, parts, and repair.

Whatever you start, wherever you start it, Crown Battery knows that the batteries in your equipment are the critical link between starting a job and finishing it. They combine more than 75 years of battery manufacturing experience with real-world testing to design the right balance of qualities into every battery they build. Visit their web site at for information on their automotive, commercial and industrial battery products.

Outerwears Pre-filters run cleaner and extend the life of your off road air filters. They slip right over your high performance air filters to knock down much of the dust, dirt and sand before it reaches your air filter. The patented micron mesh construction of the Outerwear Pre-filter does not affect horsepower output or require re-calibration of carburetors. Visit for their full line of products.

Meguiar’s Car Care Products is “The World's Finest Surface and Car Care Products and Accessories” and can be found at various auto parts stores and major retail chains or online at www.meguiar’

Racing Fans Direct offers exclusive membership privileges in travel discounts for your next racing destination on hotels, rental cars, and air fare. They also offer discounts on race tickets, apparel and merchandise, and more. Visit for all the details.

Taylor Wings has been revolutionizing the Trucking Industry with Aerodynamics and Fuel Savings. While they have been producing wings for sprint cars for many years, the notion of a wing on a truck was rather new. Now Taylor Wings has moved into the age of Robotics with new State of the Art manufacturing machinery for increased Product Quality and Production Speed and they guarantee a fuel savings of at least 10% within 90 days. Visit for more info.

Next up for the All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Lernerville Speedway and K-C Raceway leading into Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Visit the All Star web site at for more information on the series as well as the most up to date schedule information. 2006 All Star merchandise is now available online on our web site.

Monday, June 19, 2006

NST winner Mike Erdley debuts new website

Mike Erdley and the entire Lisi Shell Racing team would like announce the launch of the team's new web site by WRT Web Designs @ Hot off of the biggest win of his career vs. the NST @ Selinsgrove, Mike is not so quietly having the best season in the team's history. The stunning win was the culmination of years of hard work and patience and was a much needed boost for the team.

The new site gives fans a closer look at one of the nicest guys in the pit area as well as a way to communicate and wish Mike well. The site will also allow fans to track Mike's progress on the track and his current points standing at Williams Grove and Port Royal.

If you haven't seen the 2006 Mike Erdley T-shirts yet, they are a must buy. Weikel Racewear did a fantastic job with the 2 different 2006 designs and those shirts are for sale online.
Check out the new today and drop Mike a line before you leave.

Knoxville Nationals Fan Tour 2006

Racing Fans Direct
465 Pleasanton RD #11
Westminster, MD 21157

4th Annual Knoxville Nationals Fan Tour
August 9th—12, 2006

Fan Tour Offers or includes following Items:
Hotel accommodations@ Hampton Inn for all 4 days
30 minutes from track , across from airport ( Extra hotel rooms available , can be purchased separately ,
other arrangements can be made to accommodate
Daily continental breakfast available

Special Enterprise Rent A car rate available
Reserved seats & tickets for all 4 days

Available daily transportation to track from hotel
If desired or needed
Free giveaway prizes

Free Racing Fans Direct Knoxville Tour T- shirt

Admission to National Sprint car Hall of Fame
Rate per person : $739.00 single $520.00 double
$ 500.00 triple $ 490.00 Quad

$250.00 per person deposit required soon as possible to
reserve space. Balance due soon as possible.

Payment can be made online, check, money order, credit card
Or by submitting your credit number in writing

Credit card type & # ----------------------------------------- exp.

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Please return to above address @ top of form. Thank You

Phone 410-857-7801 evenings or call 443-929—0591 day

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mike Linder earns career best NST finish Tuesday evening at Fremont.

Remember asking your parents when you were growing up if you could stay up late on a school night. You could watch different programs on TV, talk more on the phone, it was great. Now as you get older doing a mid-week race makes you tired at work all day, then you have to turn the car around in a smaller time frame. I wish we were still hot for teacher.

With the NST in town Mike and the guys were ready to show why they won last year’s track championship. With the track dry slick already from the warm summer day a high pill draw for qualifying would be tough. Going out very late Mike timed in sixteenth out of the forty-five cars in the pits.

Prep for the heat race was made where Mike’s start would equal his car number, 3. Using the track’s spec right rear the driver and crew of Andy James Motorsports decided to use this as a test night for the rest of the season. What they did different I have no idea, plus I bet I wouldn’t be allowed to tell ya anyway. With the track as it usually is, Mike rolled out ready to go. The track however was slicker than they thought and Mike dropped two spots holding the car down on the bottom for the ten laps.

Time for the dash; the red 3 lined up outside pole thanks to the little girl who picked Mike "because he is good". Still battling for forward bite Mike lost one spot to earn third. This finish gave Mike a fifth place start in the A.

With everyone ready to go, the A was pushed off and Mike punched the time clock once again. In the early stages of the finale Mike battled with the 1r and the 7k. Later on it was the w20. All the while the track was getting tougher and tougher to get a hold of, slicking off more. At times Mike was entering the corner on the bottom but lack of grip forced the car to the middle or even the top. In the end Mike and the guys earned an eighth place run.

Andy James Motorsports is sponsored by Linder’s Speed Equipment, Beaverdam Contracting, Pro Shocks, Vision Quest, Engler Printing, Ultra Shield Race Products, Kistler Engines, Slammers Sports Bar, Woleslagel Moving Company.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Racing Fans Direct press release

Racing Fans Direct) For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2006 --- “The Fans Complete Site & Organization “

As we originally stated our plans were tailored made for all racing fans as you will begin seeing the only fan site like nowhere else . Updating has occurred once again with ideas to make racing experiences pleasant or easy while you sit back enjoy racing or anything that might entertain you . Were becoming a complete site for even the average racing habit ,so just click on to an see how or why . I’ll capsule briefly our progress we’ve added Enterprise Car Rental logo to click on an receive a 10% discount at any airport or even a local 5% discount in your backyard , , a complete ticket site “ Where Fans Sell & Buy “ like nowhere else ,just click on an you’ll find all entertainment tickets you want , Road Trips travel offering great tours @ great prices , RFD will plan or arrange any tour , an updated photo page that will constantly be adding new ones of interest , a yearly membership page ,benefits & application , one of our newly crowned

Ms .Racing Fans Direct .com models ,” Ms Dannon Boyle” appears on her own page & will appear at the Knoxville Nationals this year , our Knoxville Fan Tour 2006 is almost closed, but is still available along with our Special Hotel Rate of $94.00 @ the Hampton Inn, Des Moines ,IA & its all yours by mentioning “ Racing Fans Direct “.

Autograph sessions , contest page , prizes , an all winners from Knoxville will be listed , cash winners during upcoming races and much more coming & it’s easy all you have to do is click on , play , sign up & your a winner no matter what you do . RFD is here for you and believe me no one cares about you more then I Robert Altman ,the owner of Racing Fans Direct of which I personally thank each one of you for reading & getting dialed in for this news & more to come .

Monday, June 05, 2006

Empire Super Sprints Heading to Little Valley This Saturday

For immediate release;
By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – This Saturday night, the Tour for the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will invade the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds and the Little Valley Speedway. The lone visit by the winged warriors in the big, paper clip shaped half-mile is always a fan favorite and on this night it will be no different.
Just like 2006 where Mother Nature is the leading A-Main winner, ESS’ visit last year also fell victim to rain so many of the stars and cars of the 360 sprint car organization can’t wait for the return visit. Dan Kaszubinski won the last event back on June 11, 2004 and he brings some 30 others sprinters to the pits with the point lead. His consistency so far aboard the Fratto Motorsports entry has him leading Justin Barger, Jeff Cook, Mike Stelter and rookie Jason Barney after three events.
All teams in the top five will be on hand along with A-Main winners Jessica Zemken and Steve Poirier. Defending champion Lance Yonge will also be in the pits with other top drivers such as Doug Emery, Jeff VanDusen, Alain Bergeron and local favorite Kyle Moffit.
The Tour has taken on a new look so far in 2006 with three first-time ESS A-Main winners. Will another new name grace the all-time win list or will an ESS veteran finally crack the winners circle? Pit Gates open at 3 PM with racing under way at 6 PM. For more information please log on to or .

Past Empire Super Sprints Winners at Little Valley

July 4, 1997
Scott Holcomb
Aug. 9, 1997
Tom Taber
Sept. 6, 1997
Craig Lane
May 22, 1998
Mike Woodring
July 3, 1998
Mike Woodring
July 2, 1999
Tim Kelly
Sept. 25, 1999
Mike Woodring
June 9, 2000
Lance Yonge
June 30, 2000
Mike Woodring
Sept. 23, 2000
Randy Years
May 18, 2001
Mike Woodring
Sept. 22, 2001
Scott Holcomb
Sept. 21, 2002
Rick Wilson
Aug. 22, 2003
Mike Woodring
June 11, 2004
Dan Kaszubinski

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Patriot Sprints Headline Open Wheel Frenzy at "The Hill"

Rew, PA)
The Hill raceway will host one of the area’s biggest shows in the region Sunday, June 4th, with the American Sprint Car Series “Patriot Sprint Group” headlining an open wheel focused program.

The area’s longest running stock car track will feature the 650 plus horsepower, 1400 pound, winged racecars, along with The Interstate Micro Sprints, Southeastern Transmission Sportsman division, Marty’s Auto Street Stocks, and GTS Thunder Stocks, in one of the region’s most anticipated shows of the racing calendar. Some of the Northeast’s best sprint car pilots will tackle the high banks of the venerable oval as the nationally sanctioned series comes to town for the first time.

It not only marks the ASCS Patriots first visit to The Hill, but will be the first Sprint Car event to ever take place atop the ¼-mile, high-banked clay oval.

Ontario, New York’s Chuck Hebing has been on a literal tear thus far in the 2006 ASCS Patriot Sprint Group campaign, racing to victory lane in three of four events contested thus far. Rich Swarthout of Geneva, NY, is the only driver other than Hebing that has been able to crack victory lane.

Also on the card will be the Interstate Microsprints, 270cc powered versions of the sprint cars, capable of 16 second laps on a track like The Hill. Generally, what they lack in big noise, they more than make up for in wheel-to-wheel action, and excitement.

The Sportsman division, a local fan favorite, Street Stocks, and Thunder Stocks, will round out the card on one of the most sought after tickets in area stock car programs this season.

The local raceway has undergone a complete reversal of fortune under the new leadership of first year promoter Doyle Harris, with one of the highest car counts in the area, due in part to thousands of dollars of improvements, and a completely new attitude and format. “I’m not in this to make money” Harris states, “I just want the racers and fans to come and enjoy themselves. If it breaks even, then I’m pretty happy.

This event is sponsored, by Elk Power Inc. Elk Power has all your equipment parts, rental ,sales, and service needs with two locations in St. Mary’s, Pa and one in Bradford, Pa. Their selection of ATVs and recreational vehicles is designed to accommodate everyone: from the farmer, rancher or outdoorsman, to the weekend warrior and avid sports rider. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff, quick, dependable service department and affordable prices all come together to make your shopping experience one you'll remember. So stop by, give them a call, or log onto there website at for all your ATV, Heavy Equipment, or Home and Garden needs

Gates open at 3pm, with sprint hot laps starting at 6:00 pm and racing at 6:30pm. Fans and racers are reminded to arrive early, as seating is at a premium for this event. General admission for this show is $12, with kids 11-18 and seniors just $6 with kids 10 & under FREE!! Pit admission is still the lowest price around at $20 with no one under 13 allowed though.. More information is available at,, and
The Hill Raceway is located near Bradford, PA, 3.6 miles east of US 219 on SR 46, then 2.9 miles northeast on SR 246, then 0.2 mile south on SR 646. For more information, contact the track at 814-465-3542