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Archive for the ‘Press Box’ Category

Six Champions Among Latest Chili Bowl Entrants

TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2014) – As construction of Tulsa Expo Raceway begins, the entry list for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has swelled past the 200 mark with 206 entries confirming 194 drivers. Among the latest wave of drivers are half-dozen Golden Driller winners as four-time champion, Kevin Swindell, has entered along with five-time champion, Sammy Swindell, in what could possibly be the Tennessee veteran’s final Chili Bowl appearance. The elder Swindell’s 25th Chili Bowl appearance, Sammy leads the list of feature starts with 21 to his credit. Teaming with Joe Dooling…More

Notable Pennsylvania Teams Trekking to Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Pennsylvania will be well represented during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Several teams based in the land of the PA Posse will trek across the country to tackle the five-race event at Cocopah Speedway Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Central Pennsylvania resident Logan Schuchart, along with his uncle, Jacob Allen – the son of legendary racer Bobby Allen – recently finished their first season on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour. The duo, which plans to hit the road again with the Outlaws next year, will kick…More

Here 2 Wire Donates $2,000 to Jan. 6 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Hard Charger

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 16, 2014) – Long-time sprint car fans Glen and Kim Hanson have stepped up to sponsor the Hard Charger Award at the Jan. 6 race during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. The driver who passes the most cars in the main event that night will receive a $2,000 bonus thanks to the Hanson’s generosity. “(We wanted) to help Greg make this a successful premier event,” said the Hansons, who own Here 2 Wire Inc. – an electrician business in Lake Stevens, Wash. “It provides the opportunity to bring together some really great talent to one…More

Legendary Petty Cars to be Part of PPB Motorsports 2015

OAKS, PA December 15, 2014 . . . Two of the most famous race cars that were part of Richard Petty’s outstanding NASCAR racing career will be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23rd through January 25th at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center conveniently located in Oaks, PA. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a winged car, was produced only during the model year, 1970. The car was built specifically to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth after having spent a…More

New Egypt Speedway Announces 2015 Season Schedule

(Dave Pratt Photo) New Egypt, NJ– New Egypt Speedway’s 2015 weekly racing season schedule is complete with a major addition of a two-day All Star Cup weekend event. With the success of the 2014 All Star Cup event, Speedway management created a two-day event featuring all 6 weekly running divisions who will be competing for increased purses. Friday, September 18th, will be titled the “Prelude to Cup “ and feature the Sportsman division racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to take the green, the NERS Sprints racing for $1,500 to win and $150 to take the green, and the…More

Kasey Kahne Will Race All Five Nights at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 12, 2014) – NASCAR sensation Kasey Kahne is giving sprint car fans a rare gift soon after the holidays. Kahne has confirmed that he will compete throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Kahne will pilot the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 sprint car sponsored by Great Clips. “It means a lot to sprint car racing to have a guy like Kasey Kahne involved,” Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. “To have him backing the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is a big…More

Discount Tickets Available for Trenton Through Dec 13

TRENTON, NJ December 10, 2014 . . . With a full field of seventy Three Quarter Midgets ready to ‘Battle’ in ‘Trenton’ on Friday and Saturday, December 19, and 20, 2014, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has decided to fill the grandstands to capacity as well by offering an advance purchase discount ticket sale that kicked off today, December 10, and will last through Saturday, December 13. In this limited window of opportunity, Friday night Lower Level Reserved Seat tickets will be available for just $17 each and Saturday tickets in the same seating area for just $20. That is…More

World Of Outlaw Late Models Return to Brighton Speedway in 2015

BRIGHTON, ONT. (December 10, 2014) – The World of Outlaws Late Models Series is set for a return to Brighton Speedway in 2015. After a very successful debut at the 1/3-mile dirt oval in 2013, the top stars of Late Model racing in North America will invade Brighton on Saturday, June 20th for a full night of action. Joining the 900-horsepower Late Models will be the Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive and the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds to provide a full night of racing action. “Adding Sprint Cars and Canadian Modifieds to a show featuring the…More

2014 Season in Review at Cornwall Motor Speedway

By Martin Bélanger Cornwall, Ont –  The 2014 season now in the books at Cornwall Motor Speedway, it is time to review the key events and championships over the course of last summer. The Jiffy Auto Services Modified division championship went down to the wire as Carey Terrance collected his 6th win of the season on the final night of points and he finished only 2 points ahead of Stephane Lafrance with Chris Raabe completed the podium. Brian McDonald and Laurent Ladouceur also had solid season finishing the season in the top 5. Terrance was on fire in the last…More

Dale Blaney Teams Up With Paul Silva for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 8, 2014) – A pair of dynamic forces in sprint car racing will align for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Ohio native Dale Blaney, who is coming off a career-best season when he powered to 21 feature victories, will team up with veteran crew chief and car owner Paul Silva for the event at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. “Rico (Abreu) was the guy who called me and asked if I was going to run,” Blaney said. “I didn’t know at that point. It’s a long way from Columbus, Ohio, to…More