Oval Track News
The season finale for the Cook Out Summer Shootout takes place on Tuesday night; Champions Night will feature a school bus race among Kaulig Racing NASCAR drivers as well as Legend Car and Bandolero action, an autograph session and fireworks
Gates open at 5 p.m. , Tickets cost just $10 for adults, kids 12 and under get in FREE
Grassroots Racing Returns to North Wilkesboro Speedway With Racetrack Revival in August and October Inbox
BRISTOL, TN. (April 16, 2022) – In the midst of revitalizing historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, Speedway Motorsports will bring grassroots racing back to the famed .625-mile short track in August and October of 2022, officials announced today at a press conference at Bristol Motor Speedway. Produced by XR Events, Racetrack Revival will be a multi-week grassroots racing event featuring multiple series on the current North Wilkesboro asphalt in August. Then, following removal of the pavement, Racetrack Revival will return for several weeks in October on dirt before a repave takes place in 2023.
For the first time in more than a decade, racing will return to historic North Wilkesboro Speedway with Racetrack Revival in August and October of 2022 Produced by XR Events, August racing will take place with multiple series on asphalt, while October racing will take place on dirt before a repave in 2023
Ticket and schedule information is available at northwilkesborospeedway.com
ARCA Menards Series Post Race | MEDIA AVAILABILITY
HAILIE DEEGAN, No. 4 Monster Energy Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)
DID YOU FEEL LIKE THERE WAS ANYTHING YOU COULD DO AT THE END TO GET AROUND MICHAEL FOR THE WIN OR NO? “Pretty much at the end there, all I wanted to do was finish. My goal for this race was top three to top-five was a victory for me. First of all, I wanted it to go green from that last caution, I was good with third, third was good. Then we had that caution and it was like, ‘Oh my God, Michael is going to take the top.’ I knew he would get help behind him. I told my spotter on the radio, ‘Think of all the times I have let Michael get past me and stuff when he was racing for the championship last year.’ I told them I would push them and help them win. I was totally fine finishing second. I wasn’t going to try to do anything to Michael. It is a long season and I have to race against these guys week in and week out. It is best to stay on good terms with them.”
Sweet Victory: Williamson, Sweet, Sheppard Celebrate Titles at Can-Am World Finals
Brad Sweet edged Donny Schatz for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title in Saturday’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, while Mat Williamson nipped Matt Sheppard for the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified championship
David Gravel completed a sprint car sweep of the Can-Am World Finals, while Jimmy Owens won in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and Billy Decker triumphed in the Super DIRTcar Series feature
Nifty 50 - Gravel Claims 50th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Win at Can-Am World Finals; Schatz Cuts Sweet's Points Lead to Two
The battle for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Super DIRTcar Series championships will come down to Saturday’s final-race showdown at the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series is also on tap for a thrilling finish to the 2019 season
World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am Lights Up Friday Night
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars driver Tim Shaffer had a big night on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Shaffer won his heat race and the dash prior to Saturday's World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am finale. (RIS-John Davison photos)
NASCAR Star, Late Model Team Owner Previews World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am
NASCAR star Clint Bowyer gave iRacing sim-racing Dirt Late Model champion Zach Leonhardi a ride in his Clint Bowyer Racing World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model on Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Dover, DE. - RIS - The term “Jackman” just does not fit. Covering the NASCAR K&N Series East I had the opportunity to watch this Lady work. No she is not doing what would some would consider Normal…. she is identified as a Tire Specialist on any internet home she may be found, but she is a “JACKMAN.” Yes, a Jackman, and darn good at it. This lady knows her way around race cars, and if you ever get a chance to watch this “Jackman” work take a few seconds, as that how fast she does her business…. seconds, and when seconds count I believe her driver can could on her.
Donny Schatz Gets Around Shane Stewart for Charlotte Outlaw Showdown Win
(CONCORD, NC - MAY 25, 2018 - RIS) Speedway press release: Shane Stewart started from the outside pole and led the first 23 laps of Friday night's Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but Donny Schatz used an expert slide job in Turn 2 on Lap 24 to speed away and collect his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars victory of the season. Schatz started second and struggled to keep pace with Stewart's No. 2 Kyle Larson Racing entry in the early stages. On the second and final restart, however, Schatz used a great jump to draw even - and once Schatz's No. 15 Tony Stewart Racing car pulled to the inside of Stewart's car, there was no stopping the nine-time and defending series champion from claiming his 11th win at Charlotte and his 270th career Outlaw triumph.
Jones holds off Herbst to win General Tire 150 in ARCA thriller at Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. (May 24, 2018) -- Brandon Jones held off a late-race, spirited charge from Riley Herbst to win the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards General Tire 150 Thursday night under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Saturday's Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte saw David Gravel capture the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature in a last-lap pass; Dennis Erb Jr. took the World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory and Matt Sheppard triumphed in the Super DIRTcar big-block modifieds; Donny Schatz claimed his ninth Outlaw sprint car title, Brandon Sheppard celebrated the Late Model crown and Matt Sheppard corralled the big-block modified championship.
Fans from 48 U.S. states including Hawaii and Alaska attended the event, with fans also coming from as far away as South Africa and Scotland to witness the 11th annual World Finals – which hosted a sold-out crowd on Saturday
Friday's penultimate night of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte saw Donny Schatz win the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature, Brandon Sheppard take the World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory and Mat Williamson prevail in the Super DIRTcar big-block modifieds
Saturday's events mark the final races of the season for all three series; Championships will be decided and fans will be in for a thrill unlike anything on the racing calendar
Tickets to the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals are available by calling the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267), visiting the gates or shopping online
Starks Stars in Thursday Qualifying for Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Racing for WoO Sprint Cars, Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Modifieds begins Friday
Thursday's qualifying for the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte set the field for Friday and Saturday action featuring World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and Late Models as well as the Super DIRTcar Series; David Gravel and Trey Starks paced sprint car qualifying, Mike Marlar and Josh Richards led late models and Mike Mahaney swept big-block modified quick times
Race fans from 48 states and six different countries – including Scotland, England, South Africa and Australia – are at Charlotte for the 11th annual World Finals
Preece Prevails, Myers Captures Title after Thrilling
Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150
Ryan Preece won the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour’s Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150 during Bojangles’ Pole Night on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Burt Myers finished sixth to clinch his second series championship
HAUBSTADT, IN -RIS- The 29th edition of Indiana Sprint Week has six feature winners so far. Four of the winners have been first time winners and the series concludes tonight at Terre Haute with ten points separating Robert Ballou from leader Brady Bacon.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves. The 2016 sprint weeks newest winner is Carson Short who lead all 30 laps of the sixth feature race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.
BLOOMINGTON, IN -RIS- The track was fast at Bloomington Speedway and so was Chad Boespflug as he set a new lap record but it was another new winner in the feature as Brent Beauchamp fought with Dave Darland for most of the night before winning his first Indiana Sprint Week feature.
All that said, the most important thing may be the Sprint Week points standings, which changed completely after Tyler Courtney flipped in his heat and missed the feature.
PUTNAMVILLE, IN -RIS- Following the postponement of the fourth race of 2016 Indiana Sprint Week the fifth race at Putnamville's Lincoln Park Speedway was actually fourth. But like the events so far the results seemed a bit unlikely as Bedford's Brady Short, a driver who missed the first three races came home the winner in dominating style.
Fifty drivers were there for qualifying with first night winner Tyler Courtney taking fast time at 12.670. What was more remarkable was that Lawrenceburg winner Bryan Clauson was not among those 50 as he had elected to run in a winged race at Eldora in Ohio.
LAWRENCEBURG, IN -RIS- After two new winners in a row it was about time for the 'established' drivers to be heard from and Bryan Clauson was the the one who did the job in round three of Indiana Sprint Week at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Clauson set fast time at 14.166 seconds and lead 25 of the 30 feature race laps.
KOKOMO, IN -RIS- Back-to-back first time winners don't happen too often but Kyle Cummins made it happen in Kokomo as he won his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car series feature in front of packed stands on the second night of the 29th Indiana Sprint Week.
GAS CITY, IN -RIS- The 29th edition of “Indiana Sprint Week” kicked off as it usually does, at Gas City I-69 Speedway and very quickly we got a new winner with Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney adding his name to the list of Sprint Week feature winners.
Tyler qualified 19th of 47 drivers and won his heat in a photo finish with Bryan Clauson. Starting the feature in 16th, Sunshine had his work cut out for him. Hunter Schuerenberg went from the pole to lead but gave way to a charging Bryan Clauson on lap 10. Clauson appeared to have 'checked out' as he built a substantial lead in only a few laps. That went away when an incident in turn four put Thomas Meseraull into the fence in turn four on lap 22.
Secret Weapons Help Townley to ARCA Lucas Oil 200 Victory
[ARCA release] DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 13, 2016) - ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran John Wes Townley has a secret weapon at Daytona; his name is Kevin Reed. Townley, in a brand new Zaxby's Chevrolet, returned to the Gatorade Victory Lane at Daytona Int'l Speedway with an old friend. Reed who crew-chiefed Townley to Victory Lane in 2013 at Daytona with a different team, reunited with Townley just in time to win the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire Saturday afternoon.
PERRIS, CA -RIS- Tracy Hines is poised to join elite company on his last planned USAC event as he can join the ranks of the USAC “Triple Crown” winners. He would join previous USAC "Triple Crown" champions Pancho Carter, Dave Darland, Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley and Jerry Coons Jr. Tracy's last start will be in the 75th Turkey Night GP held at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. The race will be streamed live on the internet at TheCushion.com with Qualifying starting at 6pm Pacific time.
PERRIS, CA -RIS- It seemed that Christopher Bell was on his way to a second Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix win until he jumped the cushion, smacked the wall and flipped giving the lead and the win to his Keith Kunz teamate Tanner Thorson on lap 93 of the 98 lap feature race.
TUCSON, AZ -RIS- After Five lead changes between four different leaders Bryan Clauson ended up the 2015 Western World champion. Robert Ballou came in a close second after leading 12 of the 30 laps.
It was a night of champions as four USAC divisions crowned their champions. They included the National Sprint Car Champion, Robert Ballou; the USAC/CRA Champion, Damion Gardner; the West Coast Sprint Car champion; Danny Faria Jr.; and the Southwest Series champion, R. J. Johnson.
TUCSON, AZ-RIS- Brady Bacon took his seventh feature of 2015 in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series. It was the 15th career victory for Bacon in the series and was the 100th victory for the Hoffman stable in USAC competition. The win was a part of the Western World Championship and goes along with a second place finish on Thursdays opener to put Bacon in a good position for the finals Saturday night.
TUCSON,AZ -RIS- It looked to be a night for the local hero as Jerry Coons Jr. took the lead of the first first of three “Western World” feature events on lap two. He lead with no challengers until traffic and Robert Ballou combined to spoil his fun as he rolled multiple times on the back straight while trying lap a backmarker on lap 25. Ballou went on to win his 13th USAC National Sprint Car feature race of the year which ties him with J. J. Yelley for second behind Tom Bigelow, the all time leader at 14.
PERRIS, CA -RIS- Bryan Clauson did an all 'nighter' after the race Friday, driving from Perris, California to Glendale, Arizona and back to get a new engine for his car. In Friday nights race his sprintcar engine had seized and blown causing a wreck during the second of three nights of racing in the 2015 edition of the “Budweiser Oval Nationals”. When he returned Saturday morning his crew had the car chassis apart and ready to put back together. All this 'thrashing' paid off in Bryan's first Oval Nationals win.
PERRIS, CA -RIS- Winning his fourth feature in a row on the Perris oval looked too easy for Robert Ballou. Damion Gardner lead the early laps but as he caught the back of the field Ballou took advantage of the lapped traffic to take the lead and go on to his fourth win in-a-row on Perris clay. It was also Ballou's 12th win of the season tying him with Pancho Carter and Larry Dickson for third on the all time one season win list.
PERRIS, CA -RIS- The 20th edition of the Budweiser Oval Nationals began Thursday night with the 2014 champion, Robert Ballou continuing his winning ways. In a race which went the full 30 laps without a caution and had five lead changes Ballou passed Dave Darland for the win on lap 28.
HAUBSTADT, IN -RIS- What seemed so unlikely a year ago came to pass at Haubstadt. Robert Ballou was crowned “Indiana Sprint Week” champion. He did it without winning a feature. Robert Ballou had developed a reputation as a 'win or crash trying' driver but in the last year he has matured and this sprint week title gained through steady driving and good finishes seem to show Robert has made a big change.
"I never really paid attention to points much, but I've figured it out this week and realized you've got to get every one you can, even in qualifying and heats. I've always said you shouldn't win a championship if you don't win a race, but I guess we kept our consistency and did what we had to do to get it done. We had a couple things, specifically the two rain outs, kinda play in our favor to help us.” Said Ballou
BLOOMINGTON, IN -RIS- Rain again cut short “Indiana Sprint Week” action as the heavens opened up and drenched Bloomington Speedway just as the B feature was ending. No announcement was made other than the promise of an announcement at 2pm Saturday.
PUTNAMVILLE, IN -RIS- The fifth race in this years “Indiana Sprint Week” series was one that produced the first repeat winner of the year as Brady Bacon brought the Hoffman car home a winner as he had in Lawrenceburg in race three. Brady lead all but one lap, lap 13 when Jerry Coons Jr. got a nose in front for a lap on a restart before Bacon retook control. Bacon ran the bottom of the corners all night as did Coons while Kevin Thomas Jr. ran the top and took second late in the race as the top became better.
TERRE HAUTE, IN -RIS- When Aaron Farney lead five laps at Lawrenceburg last Sunday he looked fast but he faded to fifth at the end. He was someone to watch for the future it seemed and you did not need to watch for long. Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action track Aaron Farney started on the pole and lead wire-to-wire to win the main event and his first USAC feature.
LAWRENCEBERG, IN -RIS- Brady Bacon drove from sixth place at the start to take the win on the fast banks of Lawrenceberg Speedway in the third pace of 2015 “Indiana Sprint Week”.
KOKOMO, IN -RIS- Night two of the 28th “Indiana Sprint Week” was cut short by rain which stopped the program after the last chance race. The program is scheduled to resume Monday, July 13 with hot laps at 7 pm.
GAS CITY, IN -RIS- The 2015 addition of Indiana Sprint Weeks kicked off at Gas City I-69 Speedway with Chase Stockon taking the feature win after trading the lead with Jerry Coons, Jr. Coons took the early lead and lead the first seven laps before Stockon took it on lap eight. Coons fought back and retook the lead for laps nine to 13. Stockon made the winning pass on lap 14 while Coons fell to third behind Hunter Schuerenberg at the finish.
ROSSBURG, OH – RIS – Afternoon showers delayed the start of racing but the result was the same as Friday for Donny Schatz as he lead the World of Outlaws feature start to finish to sweep the winged sprintcar portion of the “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends”.