Sunday, December 31, 2006

Jason Meyers returning to World of Outlaws in 2007

By Bobby Gerould – December 23, 2006 – Clovis, CA. …Jason Meyers announced today that he will compete for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car championship next season. Meyers, 27, finished second in the World of Outlaws point standings in 2005. He spent last season racing with the National Sprint Tour.

“I am enthusiastic and committed to running for the Outlaws championship”, said Meyers. “I think they (WoO) have made great strides in all aspects of their racing program. They have a nice television package with ESPN2, and Speed, and that excites me.”

Meyers believes that the competition in the World of Outlaws series will also make him a better racer. The 2002 Calistoga Speedway track champion said, “The series will be incredibly tough next year but that is how you want it to be. I talked with representatives from the World of Outlaws last week at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando and they impressed me with their vision for the future.”

Meyers made a natural ascension from ninth place in the final WoO standings in 2003 to fifth place in 2004. The runner-up season in `05 included four feature event wins on the international tour. “One of the exciting aspects of next year”, said Meyers, “is coming into the season as a veteran driver. I’ll be 28 at the end of January and we’ve been ‘around the block’ now. Our team knows the tracks, and we should have a solid base set-up everywhere we race.”

While Meyers transitions from being the ‘talented kid’ to the ‘respected pro’, his past accomplishments speak loudly about his ability behind the wheel. Meyers was named Rookie of the Year at the Knoxville Nationals in 2000, and then earned the same honor in his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals attempt in 2003. Previously, Meyers became the youngest driver to win a feature event at Calistoga Speedway. He did that as a 20 year-old in 1999. A former micro-midget National Champion (1993), Meyers owns wins on hallowed ground from Knoxville, Iowa to Elma, Washington.

While winged dirt sprint car racing will be taking the majority of his time, Meyers also plans to compete in special pavement events when time allows. “I want to run Silver Crown, Midget, and Sprint Car races on pavement whenever we can”, he said. “I really enjoyed running our pavement car here at the end of the year. Our team met some great racing people and did some networking that can be beneficial for Elite Racing for years to come.”

Meyers’ ultimate goal is to attract the attention of a NASCAR program. “I feel that in order to achieve my goals of racing in NASCAR it is absolutely necessary that I compete in asphalt events in 2007”, he said. I’m not sure how we are going to make it happen yet, but I am confident that we will be able to work out the details over the next few weeks.”

The Worlds of Outlaws season opening event is planned for February 9, 2007 at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

For more information regarding Jason Meyers or the Elite Racing Team, please visit

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

DIRT LATE MODEL & FLAT OUT Magazines Sold To Three Wide Media

Mind Over Media Publishing
Dirt Late Model/Flat Out
P. O. Box 349
Powell, TN 37849Telephone: 865-947-0500
Fax: 865-938-9095

December 27, 2006

DIRT LATE MODEL & FLAT OUT Magazines Sold To Three Wide Media

Knoxville, TN --- Beginning January 2, 2007 the extremely popular dirt track racing oriented national magazines Dirt Late Model and Flat Out will have new ownership when Three Wide Media based in Independence, IA assumes proprietorship of the magazines from Mind Over Media Publishing, announced Dean Nardi of Mind Over Media and Brian Lillie of Three Wide Media on Wednesday morning.

"I feel we are passing the torch on to the right person in Brian Lillie to carry on the tradition of fine quality publishing that was begun 12 years ago with Dirt Late Model magazine,” stated Nardi. “Brian is bright and energetic and clearly has the best interests of the sport at heart."

Three Wide Media, an offshoot of sorts of the successful eCreative Group is headed by Lillie, Mike O’Connor and Rick Hartzell, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in the dirt racing industry.

“Our decision to purchase the magazines was based on a few different factors,” explained Lillie. “The first factor was our passion for the sport. Regardless of how well a person can run a business if there isn’t a passion for it, it’s just work. I’ve always been inspired by those who took a hobby and made it a career.”

“The second reason was because of my other company, eCreative Group. At eCreative Group we have a division that is dedicated to motorsports marketing. We’ve worked with numerous sanctioning bodies, tracks, promoters, and race teams over the past couple years. We felt that the addition of these two magazines made our agency stronger, and visa versa, we also feel that our agency makes the magazines stronger.”

Subscribers and advertisers will see little immediate change in production, printing, staff and content other than the goal to expand the scope and depth of the publications.

"There should be no apparent changes to either magazine,” commented Nardi. “The entire staff will remain in their current position. There is no reason to mess with something that works very well. At the same time, it will be very exciting to see how the new owners expand upon the business and use their expertise to grow the company in years to come."

“The only change is the name of the publishing company and the location of the corporate office from Knoxville, TN to Independence, IA,” added Lillie. “All employees of Mind Over Media Publishing will continue to be employees of Three Wide Media. We’re very excited about having everyone stay on board too. They’ve all done such a wonderful job taking the magazines to the level that they are currently. We have plans to expand in a few areas to give more benefits to subscribers and advertisers alike. With the current team, and the addition of my team at eCreative Group, we believe we are poised and ready to take these magazines to the next level.”

Lillie and associates also have some specific goals in place for the publications.

“Our goals with the magazines are to continue with the road map that Dean has put in place,” said Lillie. “To add value to the magazines we plan on developing a new online presence that will serve as an extension of the great coverage that they both currently have for subscribers. For advertisers, there will be online marketing tools that will add tons of value and even return on their advertising investment.”

“In short, we just want to stay on track with the success that they’ve both had so far and continue to grow them.”

Tim Lee will remain as editor of Dirt Late Model while Justin Zoch retains the editor’s position at Flat Out. Susan Bauer Lee and Martin DeFries will also remain as art directors of Dirt Late Model and Flat Out, respectively.

Both magazines feature some of the top Motorsports writers and photographers from around the country including Al Martin III, Todd Turner, Bryan Householder, Paul Fletcher, Doc Lehman, Scott Wolfe, Doug Kennedy, Barry Johnson, Mike Sullivan, Bob Markos, Kendra Jacobs, Michael O’Leary, Tony Hammett, David Allio, Bob Appleget, Robbie Ray, Jerry Reigle, Pete Zanardi, Jim Butler, Mike Campbell, Rick Schwallie, Chuck Gonzales, Ron Meyer, Ken Coles, Mike Nelligan, Steve Koletar, Tom Hein, Mike Feltenberger, Brian Tidball and dozens of others.
Nardi, who two years ago went into partnership with Carl Short as the promoters of the famed dirt Late Model ‘crown jewel’ race, the Dirt Track World Championship, will consider additional race promotions once Three Wide Media assumes ownership of the magazines.

"For my wife Theresa and myself, there is a sadness with letting these two magazines go,” commented Nardi. “We've been in the racing business as publishers since 1990 and as competitors and fans for many years before that. It's been a huge part of both our lives. But as Pete Seeger has said, 'There is a season and a time for every purpose, under heaven.' This is a good thing - both for the new owners of the magazines and us - and a time of new beginnings."For additional information on Dirt Late Model and Flat Out magazines visit:, and/or

Friday, December 22, 2006

Michael Carber News

Michael Carber, driver of Guy Howie’s 19H URC sprint car for the upcoming season is proud to announce his upcoming trip to Brisbane, Australia. Carber has been invited to race the International and World Series Sprint car events at TITAN Garages Brisbane International Speedway beginning December 26th. Michael will be piloting the Paul Gislingham #25 sprint car for these events. His tentative schedule for Australia puts him racing into late January. After these races Michael will return to the states to begin his season with Guy Howie.
The first few races will begin with Howie’s 410 sprint car at Central Pennsylvania tracks including Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway. Following the first few scheduled 410 sprint races the team will begin the URC sanctioned schedule for the remainder of the year. Carber will also be attending special non-point 410 races throughout the season. Carber is happy to have the following sponsors on board for the 2007 racing season: Butcher Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Simpson Race Products, ISC Racers Tape, Allamuchy Garage, VRP Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Blairstown Auto Supply, NAPA, and Al’s Towing. Updates on Carber’s performance in Australia will be posted regularly on his website

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

All Stars Purchase Mid-American Sprint Series

CAMARGO, IL (12-12-06) – Guy Webb, president of the All Star Circuit of Champions, has announced that the All Star Circuit of Champions has completed the purchase of the Mid American Sprint Series from Scott Benic and Joe Darmofal. The MASS series previously competed in the Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio area in 2004 and 2005 but was inactive in 2006. “I recognized the need to help bolster 410 winged sprint car racing in the Midwest,” said Webb, “and we will operate the series mainly in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, and Iowa.” The group will also co-sanction various races with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“We’re working on a 20 to 25 race schedule,” Webb stated. “This will be a $2000 to win, $200 to start series and I think we will have the support of some good race teams in this area.” The revitalized series will still carry the “MASS” moniker, but those letters will now represent the new name “Midwest All Star Series”. The group will be governed by the same rule book used by the All Star Circuit of Champions and will follow the same points structure. Membership forms will be available soon along with the 2007 schedule of events. An All Star Circuit of Champions membership includes eligibility to accumulate season points with both groups. The MASS series will have a season championship point fund as an incentive to the drivers who wish to travel with the group.

O’Reilly Auto Parts, who recently signed a multi-year deal with the All Stars as the series title sponsor, will also be involved with the new MASS series. The addition of the Midwest All Star Series to the mix will help O’Reilly Auto Parts to increase their exposure and provide additional advertising opportunities to them across the Midwest. “I’m extremely pleased to have O’Reilly Auto Parts be involved with our efforts to help strengthen 410 winged sprint car racing in this area,” said Webb. “Enthusiasm and cooperation is what it will take to move this sport ahead in 2007.”

“America’s Series – The All Star Circuit of Champions”ASCoC * 215 W. Main St. * Camargo, IL 61919 * 217-832-2308Official Press Releaseby Black Swamp Media Groupinfo@allstarsprint.com419-266-2897

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

(December 12, 2006 Sarver, PA) For Immediate Release:

DIRT Motorsports/Lernerville Speedway announces that Gary Risch Jr. who served as Co-Assistant Manager in 2006 will assume the position of General Manager of one of the most popular dirt racing facilities in the country effective immediately.

Lernerville Speedway continues to be the only track in the country running three headline divisions – Sprints, Late Models, and V-8 Modifieds on a weekly basis. The top three divisions join the popular Pure Stocks as the Fab Four Friday night show that starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

“Last season the goal was the continue Lernerville’s reputation to be one of the most competitive tracks in the country along with enduring it’s popularity with the fans,” Mr. Risch Jr. said “ I feel we were successful in keeping many of the tracks traditions in place as well as implementing new procedures to keep the show moving. Our drivers, sponsors, and staff are very passionate and loyal about starting their weekend every Friday night at the track and plans are in place for the same in 2007.” Risch added.

Mark these important dates as Lernerville will again host both the World of Outlaws Sprints and Late Model sanction bodies in 2007. The WoO sprints invade the Sarver oval on Tuesday, May 17th for the Commonwealth Clash and on Tuesday, July 17th for the Annual $30,000 to win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Tuesday, April 17th the track will welcome the WoO Late Model for the Showdown in Sarvertown. Excitement continues to circulate around the country as both the late model drivers and fans anticipate the inaugural two-day extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, June 29 & 30th the $30,000 to win Firecracker 100.
Gary Risch Sr. who also served as Co-Assistant Manager will assume the duties as Food & Beverage Manager. Gary Sr. will devote his time and expertise planning food and beverage items. Through his lifetime, he has been earning a seasoned background in the food and beverage industry and his efforts will be important to continue Lernerville’s reputation as a pioneer in the sport. “We want our fans to feel at home during their visit and the plans for an adequate variety of food and beverage is the goal,” said Gary Risch Sr.

The complete 2007 schedule will be released shortly. The 39th Lernerville Awards Banquet will be held, Saturday, March 3, 2007 at the Days Inn, Rt. 8 South of Butler. Tribute will be paid to the drivers, owners, crews, print and electronic media personnel, officials, employees, safety crews and other friends all of who have contributed to the racing program at the Lernerville Speedway. Doors will open at 5:30 pm with an all you can eat buffet to begin at 6:00 pm. The price of the banquet is $35 per person, with free soft drinks and beer. You can call the speedway office at (724) 353-1511 for more information M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.

The holiday season is a good time to give Lernerville Speedway season passes, PIC -5’s, PIC-10’s, and Gift Certicficates as gifts for that avid race fan. Lernerville hats, T-shirts and sweatshirts can also be purchased. Again call the speedway for any of these items.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Westminster, MD : December 6, 2006 for Immediate Release

Racing Fans Direct is once again informing fans of our continual goal to bring the utmost in discounts , tours , & personal convenience .

As of today Racing Fans Direct is making another discount available to fans that plan on attending the 2007 Knoxville Nationals . In cooperation with Northwest Airlines , Racing Fans Direct is making available a 10 % discount now up to 30 days before the event after which becomes 5% on your roundtrip airfare to Des Moines , Iowa for the Knoxville Nationals , between August 4 to 13th , 2007 . While we realize it is extremely early before allot of fans even think about such planning. It is however to your advantage to book now to save rather then book at later date when these fares go up.

It‘s a simple process by going to & following a four step procedure, 1. Click on nwa travel e- cert, 2. Enter World Perks number or continue to login as guest 3. Complete flight search 4. at bottom of page you’ll see ,e-cert fare, electric voucher , or meeting agreement --select meeting agreement & enter World file number “ NYUTK “ then complete your transaction . If you have problems in completing this please feel free to contact & I will gladly help or assist you in anyway possible. We strongly urge all fans going to the Knoxville Nationals use this timely discount soon as possible for your benefit & to demonstrate to the airlines our loyalty for there assistance . – “Racing to Assist Fans “.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Big news for Mike Linder and Andy James Motorsports.

They say that it is better to give than to receive during this time of the year. Well, that is very true. New and old sponsors alike have been given the address where the red number three lays in wait between races and they have given generously over the last few weeks.

Sponsorship is critical to the survival of every race team and Mike Linder is proud to have the partners that he does. We at Andy James Motorsports first want to thank all of the great people that propelled Mike to his second consecutive 410 championship at Fremont Speedway in 2006.

Linder’s Speed Equipment, Pro Shocks, Engler Printing, Justco Machine, J and J Auto Racing, Ultra Shield Race Products, Beaverdam Contracting, Kistler Engines, Vision Quest, Slammers Sports Bar, Burns Iron and Metal, and Woleslagel Moving Company.

Crew Members that helped Mike this year were Steven Linder, Richard Sebastian, Ryan Witte, Andrew Barman and of course myself.

Mike Linder would now like to introduce these great people who have dedicated themselves to helping the team get a third title at Fremont as well as the first 410 track crown and fourth overall at Attica Raceway Park.
Just a small side note. We have received the two brand spanking new suits from Leaf Racewear already thanks to Wilbur Linder and Rich Farmer or R and R Auto Wrecking. Big thanks as well to Adam Ross; it only took about four weeks from design to production to get these beautiful suits.

Linder’s Speed Equipment- A full service J and J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks, and DMI parts dealer. Jim can also dyno test and rebuild your Pro Shocks along with your KSE steering gear.
Pro Shocks- The symbol for winning.
Leaf Racewear- The ultimate in protection.
DMI Sprint Race Components- Got an appetite for winning?
Zeake Media
Andy James Motorsports