Monday, February 27, 2012

WCS Officials finalize 2012 schedule

By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio (February 26, 2012) With racing season nearly six weeks
away WCS officials have recently finalized and posted their 2012 racing
season schedule. “We had the schedule 90 percent done but we added a few
things that we think the fans and racers will like” stated General
Manger Jason Flory.

The highlights include our first World of Outlaw Late Model race in
several years on May 25th. A fan favorite and staple of Wayne County
Speedway for decades All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Speedweek date
that returns on Monday, June 25th. The first annual Summer Sizzler
which features 410 Sprints racing for $2500, Super Late Models racing
for $1500 and 305 running for $800; the next night if the 410 Sprint
winner wins at Fremont Speedway they will collect a additional $2000
bonus is scheduled for August 10th. Making a return appearance to WCS is
the B.O.S.S. wingless sprints who make two stops at WCS for 2012.
Making their inaugural appearance is the newly formed Renegade Modified
tour who also makes two stops at WCS this season.

“We feel our schedule is a nice blend of special events with our great
weekly program that gives something back to all our fans” said Flory. “I
think everyone will like our fan specials like our mother/father day
specials, car load night, Police and CDL specials”. Those special
nights’ fans with the proper identification will be admitted to the
races for half price.

The updated schedule has been posted on
. Wayne County Speedway opens its doors on April 14th for open
practice and opening day is scheduled for Friday April 20th.

For additional information contact Jason or Kristin Flory at:
330-465-2365, or email at For news, updates and
schedule visit the Wayne County Speedway website at Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east
of Wooster, or 15
miles west of Massillon on US Rt. 30, then one mile north on Carr Road.

Wayne County Speedway 2012 Schedule of Events

Date Day Divisions
April 14th Saturday 410 SLM MOD PS (Open Practice All Divisions Welcomed

April 20st Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

April 27th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

May 4th Friday 410 SLM PS Renegade MOD

May 11th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Mothers Day Special Women ½ Off GA

May 18th Friday SLM MOD PS Boss

May 25th Friday World of Outlaw SLM $10,000 to win plus MOD

June 1st Friday SLM MOD PS MINI Fan Appreciation $5 GA/Mid Season

June 8th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

June 15th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Fathers Day Special Men ½ Off GA

June 22nd Friday CLOSED

June 25th Monday 410 ALL STAR SPRINT Speedweek SLM

June 29th Friday MOD PS 305 SLM $2000 to win (305 $500 to win)

July 6th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Car Load Night $20 up to 4 GA

July 13th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

July 20th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Police Fire Special ½ Off GA w/proper ID

July 27th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS

August 3rd Friday 410 SLM MOD PS CDL Night ½ Off GA w/proper ID

August 10th Friday 410 Summer Sizzler $2500 to win 410, SLM 305 (305
$800 to win)

August 17th Friday 410 SLM MOD PS Season Championships

August 25th Saturday 410 SLM MOD PS Kids Night

September 2nd Sunday SLM MOD ALL STAR SPRINTS

September 8th Saturday CLOSED (Wayne County Fair)

September 15th Saturday 410 SLM MOD PS NATS

September 22nd Saturday 410 MOD PS SLM Freedom Fighters 40 (SLM $4000 to
win $400 to Start)

September 29th Saturday 410 SLM PS BRP

October 6th Saturday SLM PS BOSS Renegade MOD

410 Sprints, Super Late Models, Tri-State Modifieds, and Pure Stocks
Friday Shows: Pits Open at 4:00 pm, Grandstands at 5:00 pm, Qualifying
at 6:30 pm & Races start at 7:45 pm
Saturday Shows: Pits Open at 3:00 pm, Grandstands at 4:00 pm, Qualifying
at 5:30 pm & Races start at 7:00 pm
*Rain Date
Regular Admission Prices:

$12 General Admission, Senior and Military $10 w/proper ID
Children 12 & under are FREE
$30 Pit Pass or

305 Purse on June 29th
1. $500
2. $350
3. $280
4. $250
5. $230
6. $220
7. $210
8. $200
9. $190
10. $180
11. $170
12. $160
13. $150
14. $140
15. $135
16. $130
17. $125
18. $120
19. $120
20. $120
$50 Non-transfer

305 Purse on August 10th
1. $800
2. $500
3. $350
4. $280
5. $250
6. $230
7. $220
8. $210
9. $200
10. $190
11. $180
12. $170
13. $160
14. $150
15. $140
16. $135
17. $130
18. $125
19. $120
20. $120

$50 Non-transfer

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


While Kevin Nouse is preparing to make his debut in the Dietz Motorsports #14 this Saturday at the “Icebreaker 30” for 410ci. powered Sprint Cars at Lincoln Speedway, he also is preparing to continue is annual win streak to 17 consecutive years with an A-Main victory.

Kevin’s streak, which began on Memorial Day in 1996 at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway while driving a 270cc Micro Sprint, is something that Kevin is very proud of. “The streak is something that I didn’t even think about until it was at about 10 years or so” Kevin said. “Then it just continued every year until now, and it’s something that’s pretty cool to me. I’ve never been able to put up huge win totals on a yearly basis, but winning at least one race for the last 16 years is an accomplishment that not many drivers can say they have done.”

Another reason for Kevin to be proud of this accomplishment is the fact that he was able to win in so many different styles of cars, and at multiple race tracks. To date, Kevin has wins in 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro Sprints, Super Sportsman, 358 Sprint Cars and 410 Sprint Cars at 17 different speedways throughout the United States.

Kevin attributes being a quick learner to his success in such a wide variety of cars. “I always picked up the driving techniques of different kinds of cars pretty quickly. Once I moved into the bigger cars, such as the Super Sportsman, it took a little bit longer. But luckily, we were still able to win a few races as a rookie in that, and then as a rookie again with the 358 cars.”

When asked if he has a favorite win that sticks out above the rest, Kevin quickly replied. “Going to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2000 and winning a Golden Driller Trophy at the Tulsa Shootout is definitely the win that I’m most proud of. It was only my 3rd career 600cc Micro Sprint start and there were like 90 cars in my class and we dominated the entire weekend there. That was pretty awesome.”

This season, Kevin will have many opportunities to continue his streak. In addition to driving the Dietz Motorsports #14 410 Sprint Car at Lincoln Speedway on a weekly basis, Kevin will again be behind the wheel of the familiar #21T 358 Sprint Car for Mansberger-Nouse Motorsports. That team will concentrate its efforts at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as some additional races that don’t conflict with his 410 schedule.

And for Kevin, it’s all about having a good time. “I’m not going to drive one of these things forever, so it’s important to enjoy the experience while you’re doing it. I certainly haven’t had a Hall of Fame type career like some of my competitors have had, and that’s fine. But the streak is something that I can hang my hat on and it’s also something that nobody can ever take away from me. I just hope to continue it one more year and enjoy the hell out of it while I’m doing it.”

Saturday, February 11, 2012

K-C/Atomic Speedway For Sale

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- The historic Atomic Speedway, most recently Schrader's K-C Raceway, near Chillicothe, Ohio is up for sale and as of press time will not open in 2012.
Tough economic times and bad weather that resulted in small attendance figures at various junctures--including last spring, whittled away at the economic foundation to keep the track open. While car counts were at near record numbers, and the racing was the same high quality that Atomic was historically known for, the economics of sustaining another season were not there. Over the past three years, the speedway was owned and operated by Jeff and Vicki Schrader.
"As of Monday the track is again 100 percent mine," said Jimmy Nier. "And the whole operation is up for sale. If I keep it, the track will not open in 2012. At this point in my life I want to dedicate my time to my racing and my family."
Nier is a talented Sprint car driver in the Midwest and is a two-time K-C Champion as well as winning a "Night the Stars Come Out" championship and posting wins with the All-Star Circuit of Champions. Most recently, Nier has been one of the top guns in the Ohio Valley Sprint Car circuit.
"The first time around I put a ton of money into making improvements. I love that place and that's why I bought it the first time around; to keep it open. But as I said before when we put it up for sale three years ago, I don't want to see my Mom and Dad work themselves to death at the race track. If I own it, I know that is what they would do. They love Atomic Speedway as well."
Nier bought the track from Jason Laugherty, who after one night of being an owner-promoter threw in the towel. For the previous 18 years, the Karshner family operated the speedway as K-C Raceway.
In 1953 a group of Chillicothe businessmen realized a plan that had been in the making for several years. The group, which consisted of racing fans, drivers, and car owners, sought to provide a premier racing facility for the rapidly growing sport they knew as Stock Car Racing. It was a sport they lived and loved. It was the vision of this particular group of men--the Chillicothe Stock Car Racing Association-- that led to the construction of Atomic Speedway, which became known nationwide as K-C Raceway in 1985. As of October 14, 2011 K-C Raceway once again became Atomic Speedway in a move the Schrader's hoped would help bring prosperity back to the track.
Nier noted that the track "can be a money maker".
"The first couple years we ran the place, I tried to run it like a race fan and we lost money. The last few years we ran it like a business and we made money. If someone comes along and runs it like a business, I am confident they will make a go of it."
"As much as I hate to see the track close, it just isn't going to open unless a buyer comes along."
Additionally, the fate of the DTWC has been decided. The 2012 Dirt Track World Championship (originally set for Atomic) will be held at Portsmouth Raceway Park under the Lucas Oil banner.
For more information about Atomic Speedway, please contact Jimmy Nier at 340 Bailey Chapel Rd, Piketon, OH 45661-9673 or call 1-740-289-2629 or (740) 289-3925. Serious inquiries only!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hilborn Fuel Injection Announces Series Sponsorship of TSRS 305 Sprint Car Class

Aliso, Viejo, Ca., 01/21/2012) - Hilborn Fuel Injection is proud to announce that it will be the series sponsor of the Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) Sprint Car class for the 2012 race season.

The announcement ceremony and local media coverage added excitement to the packed TSRS booth at the Motorsports Show in Oaks, Pennsylvania on January 21. During the ceremony the sponsor check was formally presented to the regional director of the TSRS, Joe Grandinetti, by Hilborn Fuel Injection’s Andrew Starr.

“In the short time span of this weekend I have found that the staff and racers of the TSRS are truly one big family. Their commitment to putting on a tremendous show for the fans is, perhaps, only superceded by their commitment to make racing fun,” commented Hilborn’s Andrew Starr. “The buzz over this class is infectious, and we are excited to be a part of it. We hope that our involvement will only help its growth as a premier venue that allows racers from all walks to compete competitively,” he added.

The transition from the TSRS series to the Hilborn TSRS series culminated with the unveiling of a new logo on the wing of Joe’s 2011 championship winning car displayed at the Motorsports show. The #1 car, driven by the talented Christopher Allen Jr., will once again race for the championship in 2012 using the same Hilborn power as last year.

The TSRS series, founded by regional director Joe Grandinetti, has seen the series grow primarily due to consistency in his approach to rules and conduct, while also drawing from the many years of racing experience he accumulated since returning to the race track back in 1968.

“Since this is a recreational sprint car series we follow the rules to the letter,” states Joe. “This ensures that even those with a $4,000 engine, such as in our championship winning car, are just as competitive as those with a $15,000 engine.”

Joe is particularly proud of his racers when it comes to conduct, frequently praising them for racing six features last year that went green to checker with no stops in racing action. But make no mistake, this racing is full bore with plenty of excitement.

Joe is supported at the races by a volunteer staff which includes Doug Suiter (Head Tech), Ray McCabe (Race Director), Lisa Case (Handicapper), and a host of other volunteers such as Ken Raively and Andy Heideman. For more information on the Hilborn TSRS racing series, please visit their web site, or contact Joe Grandinetti directly at 215-355-0510. For PR information, please contact Mike Kostic 609-636-0200

The TSRS races under the umbrella of the Race Saver series founded by French Grimes. For more information, please visit the Race Saver web site, or contact French Grimes directly at 540-923-4541.

Hilborn Fuel Injection has been making mechanical injection systems since 1948. Understanding that racing starts at the local level, Hilborn Fuel Injection is committed to broadening the path for the local racer to get started in racing. Our product offering for the 305 racer includes our economically priced, yet race winning Raw Power injector to our 305 curved throat MEGA Power model. We also offer injection systems for any class of sprint car, drag race or engine combination. For more information, please visit the Hilborn website at