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Bryan Clauson Dominates Vacuworx Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2015) Picking up where he left off in 2014, Bryan Clauson led flag-to-flag in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature event. The only driver to lead start to finish in a preliminary A-Feature in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, the win is his third career preliminary night victory. Asked what it would mean to win back-to-back Drillers, Clauson replied, “It would be huge; this place has been under an evil reign for a long time. I got to sit here next to Kevin [Swindell] last year and talk…More

Jerry Coons, Jr. Tops John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2015) Night three of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire saw one the Chili Bowl’s veterans claim victory, as Jerry Coons, Jr. hustled the highline to his third career prelim night victory What will be the 16th A-Feature start for the Tucson, Ariz. native, this makes 12 consecutive years that Coons has made the cut for Saturday’s A-Feature. “We had 60-70 cars here tonight and some of the top drivers. In any preliminary night, it’s hard enough to run in the top-three, certainly hard enough to win. Everything has…More

Jackpot for Abreu on River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night

By BRYAN HULBERT TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2015) River Spirit Qualifying Night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire saw Keith Kunz Motorsports taking their second win in as many nights as California’s Rico Abreu stormed to his first career Preliminary Night victory. Asked about his mindset in the late stages of the race, Abreu replied, “Don’t crash. You get those lapped cars running side-by-side in front of you then all you worry about is the guy behind you running you down.” Gridding the field sixth, Abreu shot to fourth on the opening lap…More

Kyle Larson Unstoppable in Warren Cat Chili Bowl Opener

By BRYAN HULBERT TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2015) From disaster to triumph, following a Heat Race crash, Kyle Larson raced to three feature victories during Tuesday’s Warren Cat Qualifying Night. His third career Preliminary Night A-Feature victory, Larson won his C-Feature from sixth, the B-Feature from thirteenth, and finally the 25-lap A-Feature to lock himself into the championship event of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. “No, not at all,” commented Larson when asked if he thought he’d be sitting in Victory Lane. “I thought it’d be tough to get to the “A”.…More

2015 Season At Thunder Mountain Speedway To Feature A Mix Of Old & New; Crate 602 Sportsman To Offer $400 Winner’s Share, $100 To Start; Special Events Planned

(Jay Fish Photo) CENTER LISLE, NY – The 2015 season at Thunder Mountain Speedway will feature a mix of new and old. The three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Center Lisle, N.Y., just outside of Whitney Point, roars into the upcoming campaign off the strength of a resurgent ’14 season. Speedway founder Karl Spoonhower, back at the helm of the facility with promotion and marketing support from BD Motorsports Media LLC, returned racing to Saturday nights and of course, facilitated the comeback of the mighty big-block/small-block Modifieds to the weekly program. For the ’15 campaign, the headline Modified division again tops…More

Michael Faccinto Wins Wild Outlaw Tulsa Shootout

(Spivey Photo) TULSA, Okla. (January 3, 2015) The 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout closed out with a bang as Michael Faccinto raced to his second Shootout victory in three years in a race that was ever changing at the front of the field. Evening his win total in the Outlaw divisions, the 2013 Non-Wing Champion gave chase at the start as four-time Tulsa Shootout winner, Jerrod Wilson, took the early lead. Running to slower traffic by the seventh round, the Oklahoma Micro veteran saw his advantage slip as Faccinto worked to second from sixth. Racing to the back bumper…More

Marcham and Scelzi Brothers Among Stars Going into Saturday at the Shootout

TULSA, Okla. (January 2, 2015) The stage is nearly set at the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout with 211 events in the books; leaving 39 to be contested during Saturday’s run to the coveted Golden Driller. Rolling into B-Features at the close of Friday’s racing program, lock-in drivers for each of the eight classes have been confirmed with two families taking the lead into Saturday’s feature events. Representing California, Dominic and Giovanni Scelzi have earned the pole in two classes with Oklahoma’s Trey and Josh Marcham sharing the front row in Outlaw Non-Wing. For older brother Trey, Outlaw Non-Wing…More

Phillips, Lederhouse and Morreae Take Wins at 15th Annual Hangover 150 at Ransomville

Ransomville, NY – Thursday, January 1st, 2015 – As has been tradition for the past fifteen years at Western New York’s Ransomville Speedway, the season officially kicked off on New Years Day for the annual Hangover 150 Enduro. A total of one hundred and twenty cars registered for competition in the 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, and 8 cylinder fifty lap main events. With a full pit area and grandstands – the Big R has successfully started another year. Tim Phillips of Grand Island, NY led all fifty circuits in the 8 cylinder main event. Phillips is a veteran of the…More

Laubach Opens Bridgeport Wildcard Weekend with Win

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. – On a chilly night in South Jersey, Rick Laubach bested a field of 57 cars to capture the win in Friday night’s 358-Modified event over Wade Hendrickson and Ryan Watt.  More news coming at press time. WILDCARD WEEKEND FRIDAY NIGHT QUICK RESULTS 11/14 Outlaw Stock Feature: 1. Ron Frees, 2. Jeramy Doerr, 3. Bill Liedtka, 4. TJ Henry, 5. Jimmy Avery, 6. Pat Conaway, 7. Tom Wills, Jr., 8. Gary Klimeczak, 9. Tom Wills, Sr., 10. Ed Tinsman, 11. Tom Princiotta, 12. Billy Wroble, 13. Darren Cox, 14. Russell Wurst, 15. Joe Meron, 16. Scott Dugan, 17.…More

C.J. Leary Wins Perris 360 Oval Nationals

By Lance Jennings PERRIS, CA – NOVEMBER 10, 2014… Taking the lead from Bryan Clauson on lap twenty, Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary won the “2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. The 30-lap feature win was Leary’s first USAC West Coast / SouthWest Sprint Car victory and the young driver earned $2,500 for his efforts. Clauson, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike Spencer followed C.J. to the checkered flags. Racing the family owned #30 Leary Construction / TNEMEC DRC C.J. Leary out-qualified the 46 racers to earn the Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and set a…More