Monday, May 19, 2008

Clinton County Raceway Looks to Kick Start Summer

Mackeyville, PA – It’s been a tough month of May in the northeast for anyone involved in racing. Mother Nature seems like a broken record as she’s been stuck on the same note of rain showers and cold temperatures. Things look to get a lot hotter this Friday as Clinton County Raceway looks to kick off the Memorial Day weekend with great racing and a unique offer. On the card for this Friday, May 23rd are the Shore Auto Parts Sprint Cars, A&A Auto Parts Pro Stocks, and Randy’s Auto Repair 4-cylinders. Also on the card will be the first of three autograph and camera nights. Fans will be able to get their favorite driver’s autograph and picture in what has become a popular event.

As an added bonus Clinton County Raceway promoter Vern Wasson extends a special offer. Because of all the rainouts Wasson wants to make it up to the fans and give them a chance to see more racing at a cheaper price. The Nationally Sanctioned ASCS Patriot Sprints will be traveling back to Woodhull Raceway this Saturday May 24th. Anyone with a ticket stub from Clinton County’s Friday night show will be admitted to the grandstands at Woodhull Raceway Saturday for only $5. That’s two nights of great racing for under $20. Woodhull is located only 75 minutes north of Clinton County Raceway in Woodhull, NY. For more information and a class listing check out their website at A stellar sprint field is expected at both tracks as a handful of the Patriot drivers look to invade Clinton County Raceway Friday night to see if they have what it takes to tackle the tricky clay oval.

Also, due to the rain out, any Late Models looking for track time in anticipation of their next event are welcome to come the next two weeks for practice. Teams will be given plenty of track time so they can shake down their new rides.

Admission to the grandstand is only $10 with gates opening at 5pm and racing starting at 7:30. Clinton County Raceway is located on route 220 just off from the route 80 interchange in Mackeyville, PA. For more information check out our website at

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tyler Walker Puts On A Memorable Show At Tulare!

By Gary Costa

Tulare, CA – May 10, 2008…It’s nights like last night that occurred at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, that makes it awesome to be part of the “Sprint car Nation”. It was also a reminder why Sprint car racing is the baddest form of motorsports that there is, and always will be...period!

On our last Tulare GSC visit back on April 26th, the fans were treated to a three-way slugfest that broke out between Tyler, Tim Kaeding, and Jonathan Allard, where we eventually ended up finishing 2nd.

We were looking to improve on that 2nd place finish, and all night, Los Angeles driver, Tyler Walker threw everything that he had at the Scott Chastain owned NMI Industrial Contractors #24.

With the restless Don Ott power waiting to be unleashed under the hood and crew chief Lee Lindgren massaging the chassis, “TW” was ready to get the push truck behind the immaculately prepared #24.

Heat #3 would be our first race of the evening and Tyler was all business as he brought home the win. In the all important dash, he finished a strong 2nd to veteran driver, Brent Kaeding.

The 30-lap Chris & Brian Faria Memorial would leave the fans talking about this barnburner for a long time to come. Tim Kaeding and Tyler got into a battle around the halfway point in the 30-lapper, and the fans were on their feet screaming with approval! After battling it out with Tim, Tyler proceeded to bring home the exciting win. The Tulare win marked our 2nd in GSC competition.

“I’m having a blast! I am so happy to be racing Sprint cars again.” Walker said. “Everyone on this team is just awesome! They are doing a great job, and the car is just so fast, we’re really clicking.”

-Next Up For The SC Motorsports Team

This weekend we will rest our heads in Chico for two days of Sprint car action. Friday will be a “tune up”, as we will be gunning for the win in the prestigious Dave Bradway, Jr. Memorial race.

All of us from SC Motorsports would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping us get to victory circle!: NMI Industrial, Snap on Tools, TP Wings, Don Ott Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, Racing Optics, Stainless Distributors, TriCo Welding Supplies, Inc., Fast Wings, JEI Performance, ButlerBuilt, Impact Racing Products, Izzie’s Body Shop, BR Motorsports, and A Better Valley Crane.

Be sure to check us out on the web!

Peter Murphy Delivers Mothers Day Wish For Mom!

By Gary Costa

Bakersfield, Ca – May 10, 2008…Peter Murphy doesn’t need any motivation to win races, but this night was to be a special one. With some downtime in between races, Peter called his mother back in Australia to wish her a happy mother’s day. Mom replied, “You better win me this race for mother’s day!” And like the good son that he is, he didn’t want to disappoint his mom.

The Tarlton & Son, Inc. non-wing #21 was ready to do battle in Bandit Sprint car action at Bakersfield’s bullring spearheaded by “Big” Jason Wheelock.

The car was fast right out of the box, and with Shark power, he out qualified the field. Peter proceeded to finish a quiet 3rd in his heat, but come main event time he was focused and ready to wage war on the other competitors.

At the drop of the green flag, Peter picked his way through cars, and methodically worked his way around the tricky surface.

“I had to use everything that I had to get around the race track.” Peter said. “I had to use all of my strength, confidence, and patience out there”.

The racing heated up between himself and hard charging competitors; Gregg Bragg, Wes Gutierrez, and Justyne Hamblin, all who were involved in some robust racing.

However, Peter would not let mom and wife Stephanie down tonight. He flashed under the checkered flag in the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Kaeding Performance, Ridgeline Framing, Sharp Insurance, VMAC, BR Motorsports, Fresno First Bank, Pro Signs, Matt & Glass #21 Maxim.