Carline 50 Lap Classic at Valvoline

Carline logoSaturday night May 16th Granville and Valvoline Raceway is set to re-run the washed out Carline Automotives & Exhaust 50 Lap Classic for speedcars.
The interest in the re-run event is very high and has attracted a entry list of 40 teams .Fans will remember the washed out event for the horrific accident that forced US POWRi National Champ Zach Daum to return home injured .Later in the night mother nature played her unbeatable hand with a massive down pour to end the night .

Kiwi Michael Pickens N71

Kiwi Michael Pickens N71

Michael Pickens the kiwi Champion return to challenge the local again in the Brett Morris owned Esslingler .Last time out Pickens had a terrible run early forcing the Kiwi to race out of the B main to gain his transfer to A main . Pickens will be charged up for a fourth Sydney 50 Lap win after his last start Sprintcar win at Waikaraka Park Speedway the final New Zealand race for season 2015.
Entries from Queensland , NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia underlines the importance of the Carling Automotive & Exhaust 50 Lap event.

Clarke after his ATRS 50 Lap win in Brisbane

Clarke after his ATRS 50 Lap win in Brisbane

The rivalry between National Champion Clarke and Speedcar Super Series Champ Smee will continue . Last time the pair faced off Clarke had just that little extra when he pounced to take the Queensland , American Racing & Tire Service 50 Lap event last weekend at Archerfield .While all the headlines might be all about Clarke and Smee there are 38 other chance for the Classic trophy and the cash bundle.
Nathan Smee will be driving the Q9 instead of his normal ARTS N7 .Smee will be heading State Side after the Sydney event to race for third time in four years in the Indiana “Midget Week” schedule, the POWRi Series in Illinois and a USAC double-header weekend in Indiana.Smee will join Kiwis Mosen,Williams and Maskovich on the quest for USAC and POWRi glory .

Mark Brown SA3

Mark Brown SA3

There a plenty of drivers with the credentials to take this win, past winners like Mark Brown know their way around the Valvoline track. Who can forget the race between Clarke and Brown in the 2013 50 Lapper, some of the best match racing I have ever seen. In that race Brown emerged the winner.This time Mark Brown will be the chauffeur of SA3, with elbows up

!Valvoline Sprintcar Track Champion James Thompson has entered and will hammer down  in the Terry and Debbie King owned N6 around a track he knows so well

James Thompson to driver the Terry and Debbie King N6

James Thompson to driver the Terry and Debbie King N6

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Schatz wins Eldora double

Schatz wins the Eldora double

Schtaz winning night 2 @ Eldora

Schtaz winning night 2 @ Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 9, 2015) . Over the weekend of May 8 and 9 the World of Outlaws and the USAC Sprint teams laid their power right across the mighty Eldora clay. Donny Schatz and his Bad Boys Buggies/Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team took their first Eldora win in 6 years .The Mothers Day weekend of racing took Schtaz wins to 8 for the season. Schatz and Tony Stewart once again highlighted just how far ahead of all the other teams they are .
The ability that the TSR/Donny Schatz team has to maintain reliability, adapt to differing track conditions anywhere and of most importance the talent and luck to miss the carnage resulting from the high speed racing accidents that are a feature of the give no quarter racing that is the Outlaws .. The ability of his racing crew to prepare race cars that rarely if ever fail to finish. Winning is something but their race management when conditions and car speed are not where they want it shows as they gather championship points every time they hit a race track

Schatz heading out at Eldora

Schatz heading out at Eldora

Twenty 23 events to date in 2015 and Schatz with 8 wins and 20 top 10 finishes . In 2014 in 91 events Schatz had 80 top 10 and 23 wins .With the additions of Rico Abreu , Christopher Bell, the Posse ,the Ohio Boys and the Californians all together make it difficult to cross the Outlaw stripe first .The Schatz achievements are forging a legend that will surpass any Outlaw achievement .
Two 30 lap A Mains and Schatz lead for all but the first 13 laps of the first night at Eldora. Apart from the time Kerry Madsen was in command Schatz was untouchable as his raced past the stripe twice at Eldora’s Mother of all Sprint events.
Outside of Schatz the big result over the weekend was the best ever 2nd place finish by Garry Taylor on night two. Australian Jamie Veal worked his way onto the front row with Schatz after a strong second in the dash .Chasing Schatz early and after sharing a possible podium position with Taylor Veal fell back and finished in 9th but ahead of some big names like Bell, Stewart and Sweet.
Schatz after his two wins had this to say “”To not have the wins at Eldora, we love to win at Eldora – to get two here this weekend is awesome,” Schatz said. “The track was so good. It could carry so much speed. The times were way down there. I don’t remember the last time you could run around that quick at Eldora in the whole feature.”

Schatz at post race interview

Schatz at post race interview

The Outlaws next challenge will be to overcome the Posse when The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Wednesday night, May 13, at Lincoln Speedway for the Gettysburg Clash as the Outlaws take on the Posse for the first night in the lead up to the Morgan Cup
Heading into Lincoln Schatz leads Stewart by 55 points with Brad Sweet 115 points behind in third
Night two Feature WoO (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$10,000]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$3,000]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,700]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,200]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41-Jamie Veal [2] [$1,600]; 10. 67-Christopher Bell [15] [$1,450]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [6] [$1,300]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,200]; 13. 89-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,100]; 14. 83-Craig Dollansky [18] [$1,000]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [14] [$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17] [$900]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver [23] [$850]; 18. 21-D.J. Foos [24] [$750]; 19. 1-Dale Blaney [3] [$725]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$700]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon [16] [$700]; 22. 63-Kody Swanson [22] [$700]; 23. 7-David Gravel [13] [$700]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [20] [$700].
Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30

Schatz after win night one Eldora

Schatz after win night one Eldora

Night one A-Feature – (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$5,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3] [$3,000]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,700]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [12] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$2,200]; 7. 1-Dale Blaney [14] [$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$1,800]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$1,600]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon [11] [$1,450]; 11. 7-David Gravel [10] [$1,300]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,200]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor [7] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$1,000]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22] [$950]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13] [$900]; 17. 89-Cody Darrah [17] [$850]; 18. 83-Craig Dollansky [25] [$50]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26] [$25]; 20. 21-D.J. Foos [20] [$700]; 21. 41-Jamie Veal [15] [$700]; 22. 11N-Randy Hannagan [16] [$700]; 23. 63-Kody Swanson [8] [$700]; 24. 71M-Joey Saldana [23] [$700]; 25. 67-Christopher Bell [18] [$700]; 26. 40-Caleb Helms [24] [$700].
Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-13, Donny Schatz 14-30.

The USAC double header had Robert Ballou strike a flag to flag effort over Jon Stanbrough, C.J. Leary on night one while a last lap pass gave victory to Justin Grant over Leary and Hines on night two .

Justin Grant USAC winner night two Eldora

Justin Grant USAC winner night two Eldora

Night two A-Feature USAC (30 laps) – 1. Justin Grant, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Aaron Farney, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Chris Windom, 12. Dallas Hewitt, 13. Landon Simon, 14. Kody Swanson, 15. Adam Cruea, 16. Brandon Whited, 17. Tyler Hewitt, 18. Robert Bell, 19. Matt Goodnight, 20. Daron Clayton, 21. Jerry Coons, Jr.
Lap Leaders: 1-29 Leary, Lap 30 Grant.
Night one A-Feature USAC (30 laps) – 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Dave Darland, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Aaron Farney, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 13. Landon Simon, 14. Daron Clayton, 15. Matt Goodnight, 16. Brady Bacon, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Dallas Hewitt, 19. Jake Simmons, 20. Kody Swanson, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Dustin Smith. NT|
Lap Leaders: Ballou 1-30.

Robert Ballou winner USAC night one Eldora

Robert Ballou winner USAC night one Eldora

The USAC/AMSOILS next race will be May 15 at Gas City 1-69 Speedway .As the USAC tour rolls into Gas City Robert Ballou leads Stokton by 2 points followed by Darland 24 points adrift .defending Champ Bacon sits in fourth 62 points behind Ballou.

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Hagen the “Boss” at POWRi

Hagen the Boss at POWRi

The "Hawk " Darren Hagen

The “Hawk ” Darren Hagen

The Friday and Saturday night’s racing with POWRi at Grain valley and Wheatlands was totally” Bossed “by Darren Hagen and his Boss Chassis Esslingler powered Kenny Brown Racing. Hagen since his change to Kenny Brown Racing has been rejuvenated with the “Hawk” heading both the USAC and POWRi standings.

Hagen’s weekend started at Grain valley and the Boss mounted Hagen dominated the show with heat wins and leading the 30 Lap Feature flag to flag , Tyler Thomas and his American Racing Custom Wheel Spike /Esslinger chased Hagen after clearing the pack but was unable ,despite many attacks to force his way to the race lead .

Hagen on the way to winning at Grain Valley

Hagen on the way to winning at Grain Valley

Night two and the Lucas Oils Speedway and the “Boss “once again was the “Hawk” who would take the race honor. This time Hagen would need all the energy and power that he could muster from his Boss chassis/Esslingler. Starting out of position 5 with Alex Bright and Tyler Thomas sitting on the front row, the 30 laps looked a challenge.

The same engine problems would force Bright out early for the second night. Tyler Thomas lost the lead to Hagen after the restart on lap 9 but continued to harass right to the end of the 30 lap Feature.
In a race that was interrupted by 6 cautions before the 15 laps had been posted the way forward opened up for those starting back in the pack.

As the cautions took their toll the pack behind Hagen and Thomas engaged in a hectic battle for third between Andrew Felker, Austin Peck and Matt Sherrell. 15 laps, halfway and both Peck and Felker would suffer engine problems that would see Peck out of the race and leave Felker struggling to finish in 13th.

24 laps into the 30 lap Feature and Matt Sherrell race is done allowing Jake Neuman from New Berlin, Illinois to take the final podium spot.

New team, new season and the “Hawk “is soaring and hunting for more race wins in 2015.

Wheatlands winner hagen

Wheatlands winner hagen

The driver podium interviews, Darren Hagen “I’m very, very blessed to be in the opportunity that I am,” stated first place finisher, Darren Hagen. “I couldn’t say enough about this race team. Austin Brown had me come drive for him with BOSS Chassis, Flea, Corey, Chris, and everybody on this team. Without these guys, my job would be really tough. Without them I wouldn’t be able to drive such a perfect racecar.


Tyler Thomas “We just didn’t quite have enough for Darren,” explained a disappointed second place finisher, Tyler Thomas. “He was pretty stout, last night and tonight. We had a pretty good car, got to lead some laps, and we’re gaining more and more knowledge on this Spike Chassis each night we run and this weekend we made big gains. I think we got something and we have some consistency to get that win.”

Tyler Thomas

Tyler Thomas

Jake Neuman “We struggled with the car in the heat race,” said third place finisher, Jake Neuman. “We dialed it in somewhat for the b-main and won it. Started 17th in the feature and got up to around ninth and after that cars started having problems and dropping out. We ended up third. I’d like to thank all my sponsors, and Duane and Alan for all the work they put in.”
Night 2 Missouri Mid State Midget National Lucas Oils Speedway-Wheatlands MO
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 17 – Darren Hagen; 2. 91T – Tyler Thomas 3. 3N – Jake Neuman 4. 4M – Michelle Decker 5. 27 – Tucker Klaasmeyer 6. 11C – Chett Gehrke 7. 8 – Alex Sewell 8. 7W – Kory Schudy 9. 14E – Eric Fenton 10. 9K – Kyle Schuett 11. 35 – Matt Sherrell 12. 11A – Andrew Felker 13. 89 – Nick Bailey 14. 88 – Tyler Nelson 15. 5X – Justin Peck 16. 17E – Blake Edwards 17. 7 – Austin Brown 18. 27K – Kyle Keeler 19. 56X – Mark Chisholm 20. 56 – Alex Bright 21. 21 – Ty Hulsey 22. 52 – Anton Hernandez
Night 1Missouri Mid State Midget national Grain Valley Speedway-Grain Valley MO
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 17 – Darren Hagen 2. 91T – Tyler Thomas 3. 5X – Justin Peck 4. 7 – Austin Brown 5. 27 – Tucker Klaasmeyer 6. 11C – Chett Gehrke 7. 35 – Matt Sherrell 8. 21 – Ty Hulsey 9. 9K – Kyle Schuett 10. 14E – Eric Fenton 11. 22 – Andy Malpocker 12. 17E – Blake Edwards 13. 89 – Nick Bailey 14. 52 – Anton Hernandez 15. 88N – Tyler Nelson 16. 8 – Alex Sewell 17. 56X – Mark Chisholm 18. 11A – Andrew Felker 19. 7JR – Casey Shuman 20. 56 – Alex Bright 21. 1K – Brayton Lynch 22. 3N – Jake Neuman 23. 4M – Michelle Decker
The POWRi Midget will head next to Belle-Clair Speedway May 9th

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McMahan , Bell and Stewart Outlaw weekend winners !

McMahan denies Bacon maiden Outlaw win at Tri State

McMahan resting before Tri State win

McMahan resting before Tri State win

HAUBSTADT, Ind. – May 3, 2015 – The World of Outlaws finished three days of racing at Tri State Speedway where Paul McMahan denied USAC Sprint Champ Brady Bacon of his maiden World of Outlaws feature win. A lay down before the A main might just might have been the tonic that the CJB Motorsports driver needed when the extra effort was called for to make the pass on Bacon
After having won the right to share the front row in the feature with Joey Saldana, Bacon raced into the race lead from the go of the green.
32 laps hounded by 23 of the best 410 winged drivers  Bacon had to also content with red flags, race crashes and too many restarts to keep track of

Brady Bacon wings it to 2nd at Tri State

Brady Bacon wings it to 2nd at Tri State

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Driving his own racecar Bacon had to call on all his USAC experience to master and keep the bucking winged 410 monster ahead of the charging outlaw’s .Lap 32 and finally McMahan got by the USAC Champ for the lead.

Back in the pack the six times Outlaw  Donny Schatz  was on a masterful charge from P20 .In 20 laps Schatz had moved from 20th to 5th behind Kraig Kinser. Schatz would progress no further than fourth behind Joey Saldana.
A race night that started out so strongly for Shane Stewart with fast time in qualifying turned sour when the Larson Marks driver brought out a red flag for the second time when he went into the wall and upside down in turn #3 and 4 .Australian Kerry Madsen also had a race  night that both he and the team would prefer to forget.

Rico Abreu was racing strong early winning the dash to earn pole but was unable to fire up his race car and missed the start .Once fire up Abreu made it back to the race only to crash into Kerry Madsen during traffic and rolled . Abreu emerged unhurt.

Paul McMahan “”I had one shot at (Bacon) on that restart,” McMahan said. “I was able to get a pretty good restart and get a good run on him. Instead of trying to slide him down there in one and two I just thought I’ll follow him there and then try to slide him down there. Down in three and four, you get down in there and it takes off on you in the dust. I didn’t know if I had enough room or not to go for the lead.

Brady Bacon “When he slid me into three I should have just let him go and just crossed back underneath him,” Bacon said. “But I tried to block him and we both about crashed off of four.”

Bacon lost momentum and was forced to hold off Joey Saldana running in third. He eventually ran McMahan back down but a caution flag came out with three to go.

“That yellow came out and he was just a little better on restarts than I was,” Bacon said. “I need to get my car a little better on restarts, that’s pretty much what cost me the race.”

McMahan and crew at Tri State

McMahan and crew at Tri State

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A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$10,000]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [2] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Shustling pays off as he pushed into the race lead chatz [20] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [22] [$2,300]; 7. O5-Brad Loyet [6] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$2,100]; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor [12] [$2,050]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [14] [$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [21] [$1,500]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7] [$1,200]; 13. O1-Sammy Swindell [24] [$1,100]; 14. 7-David Gravel [13] [$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$1,000]; 16. 67-Christopher Bell [15] [$900]; 17. 2B-A.J. Bruns [8] [$800]; 18. 83-Kyle Hirst [23] [$800]; 19. 41-Jamie Veal [16] [$800]; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen [25] [$]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding [18] [$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19] [$800]; 23. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [11] [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [4] [$800]; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon 1-32, Paul McMahan 33-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+1
The next schedule race for the Outlaws is May 8 and 9 at Eldora Speedway and Donny Schatz takes a 29 points advantage over Shane Stewart ,67 to Sweet . 107 to Saldana and 130 down to McMahan .
PEVELY, Mo. – May 2, 2015  Christopher Bell returned to the World Of Outlaws with car owner and Keith Kunz to score only his second World of Outlaw A main win .

The ability of this young racer and his racecar owner to produce race winning equipment underlines their individual brilliance . Keith Kunz has figured out the winged racecar in record time and will be a major force with Bell each time they visit the Outlaws

Bell wins at 1-55 with the Outlaws

Bell wins at 1-55 with the Outlaws

The Spring Classic at 1-55 Raceway welcomed back Sammy Swindell for a rare Outlaw appearance by the veteran. .Swindell was on the money immediately and with Jason Sides disputed the race lead with Bell for most of the 40 lap A Main..
Australian Kerry Madsen held the point for the first 14 laps before Bell worked a slide for the race lead .Madsen would not regain the lead and would fall back into the pack to finish in 12th position.
The big mover in the race was Saldana coming out of P18 and he would pass both Swindell and Pittman to take the final podium behind Bell and Sides

Christopher Bell This is unbelievable,” Bell said in victory lane. “I can’t thank Keith Kunz enough for this opportunity. It’s really awesome. They built this car brand new this off-season. It really shows what good equipment does for you.”

A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 67-Christopher Bell [4] [$10,000]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [18] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$2,800]; 5. O1-Sammy Swindell [7] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [16] [$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [17] [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [$2,050]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11] [$2,000]; 11. 7-David Gravel [15] [$1,500]; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$1,100]; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson [10] [$1,050]; 15. 83-Kyle Hirst [20] [$1,000]; 16. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [22] [$900]; 17. O5-Brad Loyet [14] [$800]; 18. 2B-A.J. Bruns [23] [$800]; 19. 51-Paul McMahan [19] [$800]; 20. 6-Bill Rose [12] [$800]; 21. 41-Jamie Veal [13] [$800]; 22. 4K-Kody Kinser [21] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [1] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-14; Christopher Bell 15-20, 24-40; Sammy Swindell 21-23. KSE Hard Charger Award: 71M-Joey Saldana [+15]

SALINA, Okla. – May 1, 2015 –
Salina a favorite race track for Shane Stewart and would provide the third win of this season to the Larson Marks driver .Sharing heat wins with Pittman and Bell plus a strong Dash finish of third offered the race driver from from Oklahoma position three in the A main

Brad Sweet jumped into the race lead from the green but it was Aron Reutzel making his first World of Outlaws start who controlled the race for the first five laps. Lap six and Sweet makes the move into the lead and holds that position as they run through the tenth lap. Now it was Stewart who would take control and head the race and be first to greet the checker .Stewart was followed across the stripe by Sweet and Pittman.
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Shane Stewart ready for a third Outlaw win in 2015

Shane Stewart ready for a third Outlaw win in 2015Brad Sweet jumped into the race lead from the green but it was Aron Reutzel making his first World of Outlaws start who controlled the race for the first five laps. Lap six and Sweet makes the move into the lead and holds that position as they run through the tenth lap. Now it was Stewart who would take control and head the race and be first to greet the checker .Stewart was followed cross the stripe by Sweet and Pittman.

Shane Stewart “This was one of the tracks that I really, really wanted to win at this year,” Stewart said. “It’s really, really good to win in front of my fans and all my friends and family. I’ve got Jenn and Nixon here with me. It’s a good night.”
“I just wasn’t sure what was going to happen on the restarts,” Stewart said. “Sometimes they help you, sometimes they don’t. We were able to get a pretty good jump on Brad and then a couple of yellows came out and I wasn’t really sure where to go. And that’s how the restarts work out here. Some of them work and some of them don’t.”
Stewart’s third World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory of the season puts him second only to Donny Schatz in total wins. Schatz’s lead in the championship standings is down to six points over Stewart.
A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$3,200]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [10] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,200]; 8. 7-David Gravel [16] [$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18] [$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$2,000]; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jamie Veal [20] [$1,200]; 13. 82-Dusty Zomer [15] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$1,050]; 15. 83-Kyle Hirst [22] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$900]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [11] [$800]; 18. 67-Christopher Bell [5] [$800]; 19. 99-Brady Bacon [19] [$800]; 20. O5-Brad Loyet [12] [$800]; 21. 77X-Wayne Johnson [14] [$800]; 22. 45X-Johnny Herrera [21] [$800]; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [23] [$800]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-5, Brad Sweet 6-10, Shane Stewart 11-25 . KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+9]

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Kyle Hirst and Monte Motorsports together again for 2015/16

Kyle Hirst and Monte Motorsports together again for 2015/16

He is back in 2015/16

He is back in 2015/16


Monte Motorsports announced today that they have signed Californian and dual KWS Champion Kyle Hirst for a return season behind the wheel of the Milwaukee Tools Monte Sports WA#7 .
Hirst’s first year with the team was highlighted by his win in the 43rd Lucas Oils Grand Annual Classic at Warnambool’s Premier Speedway. .Hirst also finished the World Series Sprintcar Series in 5th position after leading the series early in the tour .

The Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsports W#17

The Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsports W#17


In a press release today Monte Motorsports made the following comment “Kyle fitted in so well to our team achieving multiple podium finishes in his first season with Monte Motorsports. Without question the proudest moment for all concerned was victory in the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.”
Kyle Hirst, WSSC rookie of the year in 2014/15 was without doubt one of the most followed driver in the series right across Australia .


Milwaukee Tools Monte Motors team and Kyle Hirst is the perfect partnership and the team will start the 2015/16 WSSC Series full of confidence

Hirst Milwaukee Tools/Monte Motorsports perfect fit

Hirst Milwaukee Tools/Monte Motorsports
perfect fit

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POWRi Midgets return to Missouri this weekend

POWRi Midgets return to Missouri this weekend

Kenny Brown Racing  Austin Brown and Darren Hagen

Kenny Brown Racing
Austin Brown and Darren Hagen

The POWRi National Midget Championship returns this weekend with a double show set down for the Missouri Mid-State Midget nationals.
The Missouri Nationals opens at the Valley Speedway on Friday night before closing out at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks the Lucas Oils Speedway in Wheatley MO.
Heading the entries for the two nights is Darren Hagen in his Boss Chassis; Esslinger powered Kenny Brown Racing Midget.
Hagen will roll into Valley Speedway heading the points standing in both the POWRI and USAC Championships. Hagen’s lead over Andrew Felker in the POWRi standing is a mere 10 points followed by Christopher Bell a further 80 points behind Felker.
Previous winners at the Valley are Hagen, Daum, New Zealander Michael Pickens and Brett Anderson.

Darren Hagen winning in t

Darren Hagen winning in t

The Diamond of the Dirt Tracks , Lucas Oils Speedway at Wheatley has seen wins by Brad Loyet,Casey Shuman and Jake Blackhurst .The 2014 winner was the defending POWRi National Champion Zach Daum. It is unlikely that Daum will be able to make the entry list for the Missouri Mid-State National following his recent crash in Sydney at Valvoline Raceway during the NSW 50 Lap classic

 

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Waldron takes over lease at Toowoomba Speedowl

Waldron takes over lease at Toowoomba Speedowl Toowoomba speedbowl
Barry Waldron owner of Sprintcar Team East Coast Pipelines announced today that his promotion Company Too Go Pty Ltd had purchased the lease to run the Toowoomba Speedbowl from former promoter Allan Wood.
This purchase by Waldron comes after his successful purchase of the valvoline Raceway in Sydney last August. Under the Waldron and Steve Green management Valvoline has seen changes to track amentias and programming that has strengthen the Sport at the only Metropolitan Speedway.

Perfect weatherover the Toowooba Speedbowl.A new era begins

Perfect weatherover the Toowooba Speedbowl.A new era begins

The Waldron influence will be immediate at Toowoomba and will ensure the long term future of the sport in regional Queensland.Current promoter Woods will stay on to manage the change over in the short term before moving on to concentrate on his other business activities . A General Manager to run the Bowl is expected to be appointed shortly. All track maintenance equipment was included in the purchase and many of the current track staff will continue under the Waldron purchase plans.
With Valvoine Raceway as their big brother exchanges of information and promotional assistance will push the Speedway brand to a wider audience.

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Speaking in Sydney Valvoline’s Managing Direct Steve Green had this to say,
“There are many reasons why the time is right for us to bring Toowoomba into our Speedway family,” explains VR Managing Director Steve Green, “and it begins with the basic premise that we’d like to lift the profile and the standard of the sport in that region. We have exciting plans for the 2015/2016 season in Sydney and several of those plans can also include Toowoomba, which opens up a number of doors for us in different sectors of our business. The Toowoomba region is considered a home base for VR owners Barry and Felicity Waldron as well so there’s an emotional connection to the expansion.”
The synergies to be gained by this new partnership between Barry Waldron’s Too Go Pty Ltd and the Downs Speedway Club will benefits race fans, race teams, the opportunities are endless.
Toowoomba Speedbowl in 2015/16 the start of new and exciting era for Speedway in regional Queensland

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Zach Daum and Brock Maskovich announce US and NZ partnership

Zach Daum and Brock Maskovich announce US and NZ partnership

Zach Daum pushing his Eagel / Toyota

Zach Daum pushing his Eagel / Toyota

Brock Maskovich Racing announces racing partnership with Zach Daum that will see the 2014 POWRi Champion and USAC contender race in the shaky Isles in the 2015/16 season .Daum well known to Kiwi and Aussie race fans will drive a Greenway/Clarke Performance CP3.
Zach Daum is now back in his home town of Pocahontas recovering from his recent injuries resulting from his crash at Valvoline Raceway. Zach is expected to be back behind the wheel of his Toyota shortly.
The deal announced will also provide Brock Maskovich the chance to head back across the blue of the Pacific to compete in the Indiana Midget Speed Week against the best of POWRi and USAC .

Brock Maskovic celebrating a recent win in New Zealand

Brock Maskovic celebrating a recent win in New Zealand

Maskovich will punt the Daum Motorsports ZD Motorsports Eagle/Toyota as he get another chance to go head to head with the best midget Speedcar drivers in the world .Maskovich tour of racing will be hectic, June and the Indians Midget Speed Week is one of the most sought after and competitive series in the US Midget season .
Current New Zealand Champion Brad Mosen and Hayden Williams will also be chasing the Indiana Midget Speed Week glory.
The Indiana Midget Speed Week starts at Gas City on June 10th  before moving to Bloomington, Lawrenceburg and finally Kokomo .Last year Features winners over the Speed Week were Dave Darland, Christopher Bell ,Rico Abreu and Bryan Clauson .The Speed Week Champion in 2014 was Rico Abreu .
The Indiana Midget Speed Week updates will be on our Facebook page with full coverage on our web site.

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Schatz outdraws Stewart at Devils Bowl

Schatz outdraws Stewart at Devils Bowl

Donny Schatz wins the Texas Outlaws national WoO Pic

Donny Schatz wins the Texas Outlaws national
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The Texas Outlaws National over the weekend at the Devils Bowl was another chapter in the Schatz, Stewart show as the Outlaws continue their personal battle for the Championship lead in 2015.
Schatz and Stewart, the yard sticks for the Championship as the Outlaws as the heads further into Championship race for 2015.
The opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals and the Ted Johnson Memorial was a wash out giving the teams time to refocus on the challenge ahead.
Up for grabs tonight was a winners purse of $20,000 and that very special Texas Cowboy hat that will be presented to the winner after 30 laps of the Devils Bowl. Once again this would be a Schatz, Stewart dominated show,
Stewart started the show with his Larson Marks racecar posting fast time over Schatz, Schubert and Kraig Kinser.
The dash was a reverse of the qualifying when Schatz over Stewart and Schubert.

Schatz and Stewart side by side in the pits and together on the fron row at Devils Bowl, WoO Pic

Schatz and Stewart side by side in the pits and together on the fron row at Devils Bowl, WoO Pic

The 30 lap Ted Johnson Memorial, Schatz and Stewart on the front row and 22 hungry for a win Outlaws on their tails. Schatz was first to respond jumping into the race lead with Stewart and Schubert on the gas and in tow
Schatz would command the race lead for the first 7 laps before Stewart managed to get by Schatz as the pair came into lapped traffic. Now it was Stewarts turn to control and set the race pace.
The Larson Marks driver worked the track as he looked for any advantage to increase his advantage over the “Bad Boys “ supported driver .Traffic in these races can be the difference between winning and losing , taking any opportunity that is available and as the traffic loomed Schatz started to regain lost ground .

Lap 17 the Schatz and Stewart race battle would be decided after the six time champion pushed down on the bottom to regain the race lead .Almost forgotten young Logan Schubert was under pressure from first Jason Sides then Kraig Kinser. Schubert first lost out to Sides then Kinser passed to try and run Sides down for the final podium spot behind Schatz and Stewart.

Stewart continued to chase down Schatz without causing any real challenge leaving Schatz to cross the stripe and record his 6th win for 2015. Stewart was second with Kraig Kinser finally wrestling third from Sides .Schubert would finish in 4th.

The Devil’s Bowl Outlaw show saw the first appearance in the Outlaw Championship by Australia’s Jamie Veal in the Jason Johnson’s #41. After a slow start in the heats the Aussie rebounded strongly by winning the B main and finishing a creditable 11th place behind Schatz.

Jamie Veal ready at Devils Bowl with the #41 Pic Jason Johnson Racing

Jamie Veal ready at Devils Bowl with the #41
Pic Jason Johnson Racing

The race also had David Gravel making his debut behind the wheel of the Density Motorsports #7 following Craig Dollansky departure .Gravel finished in 16th .Kyle Hirst making his debut in the #83 Roth Motorsports Team finished in 19th . Driver and team changed mid season is hard to understand but the relationship between team owners, crews and driver is paramount to success.
Race results Devils Bowl Texas Outlaw National:
A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$20,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$6,000]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$3,750]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [$3,250]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3] [$2,750]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,500]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [8] [$2,400]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9] [$2,300]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$2,200]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [20] [$2,100]; 11. 41-Jamie Veal [13] [$1,700]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [18] [$1,400]; 13. 45X-Johnny Herrera [14] [$1,300]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$1,200]; 15. 31B-Kevin Swindell [21] [$1,100]; 16. 7-David Gravel [16] [$1,000]; 17. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [19] [$1,000]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [15] [$1,000]; 19. 83-Kyle Hirst [24] [$1,000]; 20. 7H-Jojo Helberg [10] [$1,000]; 21. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [22] [$1,000]; 22. O1-Sammy Swindell [17] [$1,000]; 23. 29T-Travis Rilat [23] [$1,000]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson [12] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-7, 17-30; Shane Stewart 8-16. KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet [+10]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 41-Jamie Veal [1] [-]; 2. O1-Sammy Swindell [2] [-]; 3. 31B-Kevin Swindell [4] [-]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [3] [-]; 5. 29T-Travis Rilat [6] [-]; 6. 83-Kyle Hirst [8] [-]; 7. 17-Lane Whittington [9] [$300]; 8. 74B-John Carney II [12] [$250]; 9. 1AX-Kevin Ramey [11] [$225]; 10. 74X-Josh Hodges [10] [$200]; 11. O3-Joe Wood [5] [$200]; 12. 4X-Shawn Peterson [7] [$200]
Driver quotes :
Donny Schatz“”It’s fun racing with Shane. He’s a class act. He races hard and he races clean and it’s fun to come out on the better end of him,” Schatz said. “Never been so proud to wear a hat in my life.”
Schatz said getting through traffic and anticipating the challenges from behind was the key for the night.
“Well you’ve got to expect it – you don’t know if he’s there or not,” Schatz said. “You’ve got to go as hard as you can and try not to make mistakes. And if you’ve got to move around, you move around. That we did. Getting through traffic – that’s what wins and losses these races. That’s what has lost me a lot of races and that’s what’s won me a lot too.”
Shane Stewart “Stewart said he was disappointed with his finish but pleased with the way the 2015 season has gone so far for his team.
“I really, really wanted to win this race,” Stewart said. “I’ve got a lot of friends and family here. It was a race that I had on my radar that I really wanted to win. This Eneos/GoPro car has been really good all season and (crew members Scotty Martin and Andrew Seamans) once again gave me a good car. It’s always fun to be able to race for the lead, to be able to race up front like we’ve been able to do all year. Definitely a dream come true for me.”
Kraig Kinser :” Kinser, who finished third and in the process scored his first podium finish of the season, said the finish was one his team needed.
“We struggled a little bit the last month and a half,” Kinser said. “Just to get up here on the front stretch with these two guys is an accomplishment right now for us. Hopefully this will give us some momentum going into the rest of the year.”

The next outing for the Outlaws will be this Friday night May 1st at the Highbanks of Salina Speedway

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Jamie Veal gets Outlaw call up

Veal get’s Outlaw call up

The Outlaw "Jamie Veal'

The Outlaw “Jamie Veal’

Warnambool’s Jamie Veal is set to join the World of Outlaw Tour this weekend at the Texas Outlaw Nationals at the Devils Bowl Speedway  Friday and Saturday night
Johnson was seriously injured at Placerville April 8 and will be sidelined for up to three months while he recovers.
Getting behind the wheel of the Johnson owned Priority Aviation Maxim #41 Veal will tackle the premier league of Sprintcar racing .With previous experience on US speedways and win to his credit Veal has the ammunition and experience to steer the #41Maxim and be competitive .

Jamie's Outlaw ride the Priority Aviation #41 Maxim

Jamie’s Outlaw ride the Priority Aviation #41 Maxim

Jason Johnson has been a regular visitor to Australia over many years and his and the teams decision to put Veal in the seat is to be applauded .Veal without doubt is one of the top three drivers in Australia and his inclusion in the Outlaw field will create plenty of interest with many of the Outlaws looking over their shoulders as the Aussie invades their turf.

The Devils Bowl Track

The Devils Bowl Track

Jason Johnson

“We are excited that Jamie Veal will be driving our car on the World of Outlaw tour while I recuperate from these injuries,” Johnson said.
“When I got hurt and was lying in that hospital bed out in California, I was scared.
“During that time, I reflected on my life and one of the things I will always remember and cherish is my time in Australia and the opportunity to drive for the Disbury Family and Alan Haynes’ HM Racing.
“The memories, friends, and fans we met and got to know during our many trips to Australia are very special to me and my family.
“And this is our opportunity to give back in a small way by partnering with one of their own young, ambitious and talented drivers to race on American soil.
“It feels really good to be able to give someone like Jamie an opportunity to race against the best night in and night out.
“I will always be thankful to everyone in my racing life who gave me a chance. Giving back feels really good “

We will report on Jamie Veal results from his World of Outlaw races on on our web site ,Facebook and Twitter feeds .

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