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Jankowiak Wins the Battle of Trenton

TRENTON, NJ December 21, 2014 . . . Buffalo, N.Y. driver Andy Jankowiak started up front and finished there at the end of the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature Saturday night in Sun National Bank Center. Jankowiak was challenged by any number of racers who made it as far as second place only to be taken out by accidents or mechanical problems. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., was the eventual runner-up in the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSRP) event. In the companion 20-lap Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshot finale, Gary Hieber raced to the win in a rugged race…More

Annual Awards Banquet to Cap off 2014 Lucas Oil ESS Season

SYRACUSE, NY – The date kicks off the year 2015, but on January 3rd the best of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will receive their accolades for a very successful 31st Anniversary Tour. The luxurious Vernon Downs Casino and Resort will again be the host for the gala affair. Just shy of 200 guests will see more than $30,000 in cash, over $12,000 on the Lucky Giveaway Program and over $50,000 it total will be handed out during the night. Fourteen teams will share in the bulk of the prizes as they traveled on 2/3rds of the ESS…More

Defending champs Gamester, Peck top ‘Rumble’ entry list

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Veteran Russ Gamester and rising star Justin Peck, who drove into the record books a year ago, head the preliminary entry list announced Friday for the 17th annual “Rumble in Fort Wayne.” The defending winners are among nearly 40 national midget drivers entered for the expanded, three-day indoor racing classic at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. The event is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26-28, with a matinee the final day. Winged and non-winged outlaw midgets (600cc), karts and quarter midgets also are part of the program. Gamester, who was less than two weeks shy of…More

Selinsgrove Opens March 14 with RoC Modified Opener

MT. CARMEL , PA…December 18. 2014… The 2015 Northeast racing season will jump right into high gear with the annual Selinsgrove Speedway Race of Champions Ice Breaker VIII on Saturday, March 14, this season. Once again the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour will be center stage with the Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman teams sharing the two division spotlight. The Saturday-only format is a change for the annual Selinsgrove RoC Ice Breaker, which in the past has been a two-day show, on Friday night and Saturday. This year’s event will carry a raindate of Sunday, March 15. “After conversations…More

Rudolph and Christopher Share Friday Night Wins in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ December 20, 2014 . . . – Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., flexed their muscles Friday in the Battle Trenton Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Twin Twenty Lap feature races inside Sun National Bank Center in Trenton. In the companion Champ Kart 20-lap feature, Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., a karting veteran of fifteen years, outran a star studded field to win a highly competitive feature. The split-field TQ Midget races were a prelude to Saturday night’s Battle Of Trenton, to be run over a 40-lap distance. Tickets still remain for the…More

URC Company Shutting Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—THANK YOU CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456 DECEMBER 19, 2014 URC SPRINT SERIES URC TO CLOSE DOWN OPERATION IN DECEMBER 2014 After nine seasons as a corporate entity, the United Racing Company will cease operation in December 2014. Low car count, a diminishing number of shows, the rising cost of operating a 360 sprint car and less fan appeal make it difficult for promoters to see a positive financial impact when adding this division as an event at their race track. As a result, many race teams have turned to other options as well, like the forever…More

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Features Daily Entertainment Away From Track

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Cocopah Speedway and the surrounding community has established an entertaining schedule throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Parties, bands, concessions and socials highlight the entertainment off the dirt track, which will host more than 50 sprint car drivers on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. “Our goal for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is to create an event rather than just host a few races,” Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. “We have daily activities lined up for the fans and teams to provide something to do throughout…More

Short Track Super Series South Region Inaugural Event Set For Sunday, April 19 At Bridgeport Speedway With ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Special; Two Tracks In Action

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway is set to play its part in history next April. The five-eighths-mile facility will host to the first-ever event in the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region on Sunday, April 19, 2015 with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ special. The series, featuring big-block/small-block Modifieds will be comprised of five events run in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Short Track Super Series South Region, under the direction of BD Motorsports Media LLC, will be launched in ’15 following a successful six-race northern version contested in ‘14. The…More

Renegade Sprints to Showcase Strong Contingent of Competitors in 2015

FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 12, 2014) – Teams are busy building new race cars and enjoying rare family moments as the offseason is in full swing throughout the country. Things are no different in the cold region that includes Ohio, where a dozen drivers are preparing to compete full time with the Renegade Sprints next season. “Everyone knows the names Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah, but we are very excited about the young and upcoming drivers who are committed to the series,” Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. “The future of the sport looks bright.” Here are some of…More

2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Tentative Schedule Released

TULSA, Okla. (December 12, 2014) The first look at the 2015 lineup for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real has been released. While a few dates are still in the works, the lineup has the national arm of the American Sprint Car Series making long awaited returns to several facilities, including the 2015 season opener at Florida’s East Bay Raceway on February 19, 20, and 21. The three day, $10,000 to win event last saw the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour was 2008 when Jason Johnson topped the final night of competition. Added to…More