Sunoco Race Fuels Becomes Official Fuel of Best In The Desert
(January 21, 2016 – Oakdale, CA) Sunoco Race Fuels is now the Official Fuel of Best In The Desert series announced Kerry Rauch, Racing Division Marketing Manager for Paul Oil Company, Sunoco Performance Products Master Distributor for the west coast. “Sunoco has been supporting professional racers for more than 40 years,” stated Rauch. “This is a great opportunity for Sunoco to become more involved in off-road racing with a top-notch series. We look forward to working with Casey Folks and all the great people at Best In the Desert in the coming years. This is a natural fit for two companies dedicated to providing a quality product for racers.”
O'Reilly Auto Parts Becomes Official Partner of Triple Crown Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
O’Reilly Auto Parts Becomes Official Partner of Triple Crown Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
(January 21, 2016 – Thompson, CT) - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is pleased to announce O’Reilly Auto Parts as the official sponsor of the Triple Crown Championship for the Limited Sportsman and Mini Stock NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) divisions. The Triple Crown Championship debuted in 2015 as a mini-series for these two divisions that consists of three events. Competitors’ finishing positions in these events earns them both TSMP championship points and Triple Crown Series points. The Triple Crown will pay its own point fund and award the top three.
This year’s events include the Icebreaker on April 8-10, For the Fans Night on July 9, and the Sunoco Modified Twin 25’s race on August 24. The Triple Crown Champions will be crowned at the Annual Awards Banquet in December, along with the regular TSMP division champions.
17-RACE 2016 NeSMITH PANHANDLE CHALLENGE SERIES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
(January 19, 2016 - CARTERSVILLE, GA) – NeSmith Racing officials have announced the 17-race 2016 NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series schedule of events that will take place at three different tracks in Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama. This will be the second season for the NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series for NeSmith Late Models.
The 2016 NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series will be contested with seven races scheduled at Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, AL, six races scheduled at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL, and four races scheduled at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker, FL. The season will run from March 26 through September 24.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE RACEWAY PARK DOES TEXAS TWO-STEP WITH NeSMITH LATE MODELS AND STREET STOCKS
(January 12, 2016 - CARTERSVILLE, GA) – Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX has done the Texas Two-Step by signing up for the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series for Late Models, and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division as a part of their Friday night weekly racing program in 2016.
Late Model and Street Stock drivers at Golden Triangle Raceway Park will compete for both a Track Point Fund and a National Point Fund during the 2016 season. In competing for the National point fund in both Divisions, Golden Triangle Raceway Park drivers will compete against drivers at other NeSmith Late Model and Street Stock tracks throughout the country.
Thompson Speedway’s 2016 Road Course Schedule Sees New Offerings and Return of Fan Favorites
(January 12, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - Since the re-opening of the 1.7-mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) in 2014, the facility has worked on developing a robust and varied schedule of events that will cater to drivers and fans alike. This year’s schedule will see the return of some events that have quickly turned into annual traditions and new events will complement the already robust road course schedule. The most important is the launch of Thompson’s own Summer Road Race Series, which will offer New England racers and fans the opportunity to try something completely new in a friendly one-day format.
“We are delighted to continue on with some of the road racing traditions that we have started over the past several years. In addition, we are looking forward to hosting our own Summer Road Race Series, which will be headlined by the Legends. Last year they provided some of the best racing we have seen on our newly renovated road course has opened,” TSMP General Manager, Josh Vanada, remarked.
Champions and More Honored at 2015 Champion Racing Association Awards Banquet
(Indianapolis, IN -January 8, 2016) – The 2015 Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS Awards Banquet, which was presented by Shepherd Insurance, was held Friday night at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown at Union Station. The top 10 in 2015 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS points, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance points, Vore’s Welding & Steel CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS points and Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS points were all honored at the banquet along with several special awards.
Grant Quinlan was officially crowned the 2015 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion, as well as the 2015 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year, becoming only the third driver to claim both awards in the nineteen year history of the series, joining three time series Champion Scott Hantz and 2011 Champion Derrick Griffin as the only drivers to accomplish that feat. Quinlan drove a car prepared each week by Downey Racing.
Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Kicks off 2016 Season!
(WAYCROSS, GA - January 22, 2016) - The highly anticipated 2016 season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will get underway with the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing, Thursday, February 4th through Saturday, February 6th at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA.
The Super Bowl of Racing officially kicks off on Tuesday, February 2nd with an open practice for support divisions only, no super late models. On Wednesday, February 3rd, GIS Late Models will compete for $2,500-to-win, NeSmith Street Stocks for $2,000-to-win, and the Southeast Dirt Modified Series for $1,500-to-win.
Russell Dowd, the Voice of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, to Retire in 2016
(January 8, 2016 THOMPSON, CT) - Russ Dowd, the Voice of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) for over thirty years, has announced his retirement. Dowd, a resident of Woodstock, CT, has spent some 46 years behind a microphone.
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENTS TO BE TELEVISED ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX SPORTS 2
(GLENDORA, CA - Jan. 7, 2016) – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of NHRA Drag Racing are born, will be showcased in 16 races throughout the season on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2), it was announced today by NHRA officials.
FS2 will televise a one hour program of select 2016 Lucas Oil Series events in primetime from 9-10 p.m. on the Thursday following each national event. In addition, FS1 will re-air the one hour telecasts within three days of the original FS2 Thursday broadcast.
Nemechek, Pollard, Majeski, Smith and Burton Highlight First Group of SpeedFest 2016 Entries
(Salem, IN - January 6, 2016) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced the first group of entries that have arrived for the upcoming SpeedFest 2016, which will be held on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st at Crisp Motorsports Park - Home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. As is tradition, this event is held the weekend prior to the Super Bowl every year.
SpeedFest 2016 will once consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model special non-points event. The 200 ARCA/CRA Super Series event will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.