Pearson Takes Third Career Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway
(BROWNSTOWN, IN - March 21, 2015) - Earl Pearson Jr. claimed his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Pearson took the lead on lap two from Devin Moran and led the rest of the way for his second LOLMDS victory of the season in the Carlton and Kemp Lamm, Dunn-Benson Ford, Lucas Oil Products-sponsored Black Diamond Chassis.
Scott Bloomquist moved past Moran on lap 31 and chased down Pearson, but never found enough room to overtake him. Moran finished third, followed by Jimmy Owens, and the defending race winner, Don O'Neal.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Announces Sponsors and Special Award Programs For 2015
(WAYCROSS, GA - March 18, 2015) - Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are excited to announce the 2015 Team Lucas Partners, Official Sponsors, Associate Sponsors, Contingency Sponsors and bonus programs. Series sponsors will be offering up contingency awards and special category awards for racers that compete with the series to earn additional money and product awards.
Team Lucas Sponsors of the series include:
Mini Stocks to Start Off Strong with a Double Header at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Season Opener
Mini Stocks to start off strong with a Double Header at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Season Opener
(Friday, March 20, 2015 - Thompson, CT) - There is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a long hard winter and the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is only 23 days away. The first race weekend of 2015 includes two 15-lap features for the Mini Stock division, which creates a common theme among the contenders. The need to come out of the box strong is more important than ever and as a result teams have been feverously preparing their machines for battle with one goal in mind: win the Icebreaker.
Nick Anderson comes into the new season fresh off a victory at the World Series in October. However, the Icebreaker won’t be his first event of 2015. Anderson has elected to travel over 900 miles to compete in the CRA Street Stock Series event in Brownsburg, IN the last weekend in March. Like many, he has a bit of cabin fever motivating him to tow 16 hours to compete in a short track event that is 40 laps in distance.
Kyle Busch Motorsports Development Driver, Christopher Bell Wins Rattler 250
ARCA/CRA Super Series & JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour teams well represented at South Alabama Speedway
(Salem, IN - Monday, March 16, 2015): The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS was well represented at the 2015 Southern Super Series season opener; the prestigious 39th running of the Rattler 250. The fast 4/10s (0.400) mile semi-banked paved oval of South Alabama Speedway, located north of the Alabama / Florida state line in Opp, Alabama served as hosts. Kyle Busch Motorsports, a frequent competing team within the ARCA/CRA Super Series over the years with 13 total wins, has another star on the rise in the form of 20-year-old Christopher Bell.
7-Up Twin 100's at Toledo Speedway to Air Live on 51 TV
(Salem, IN – March 13, 2015) When some of the nation's top short track racers converge on Ohio's Toledo Speedway for the 7-Up Twin 100s event on April 11, fans worldwide will get a chance to experience all the high-speed, fender-banging action of the ARCA/CRA Super Series, ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA Gold Cup Series live on 51 TV.
In a partnership announced Friday, 51 TV has been granted exclusive live broadcast rights to the 7-Up Twin 100's Presented by Royal Truck & Trailer. The live pay-per-view broadcast will be headlined by a Super Late Model combination event featuring the ARCA/CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tour in a 100-lap battle at Toledo. Co-headlining the event on the live broadcast will be a 100-lap main event for the ARCA Royal Truck & Trailer Gold Cup Outlaw Late Models.
Double Header Weekend Up Next for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
(WAYCROSS, GA - March 17, 2015) - The stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action with a double header weekend on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st. The series will travel to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH on Friday, March 20th for the "Lucas Oil Buckeye Spring 50". Then, on Saturday, the series returns to the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the "18th Annual Indiana Icebreaker". Both shows will include Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event paying $10,000 to the winner. Support classes at Atomic Speedway will include Open Wheel Modifieds. Support Classes at Brownstown Speedway will include the Bowman Crate Late Models and Open Wheel Modifieds. For tickets and more information about both events visit: www.atomicspeedway.net and www.brownstownspeedway.com.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has completed nine (9) sanctioned events so far in 2015, with five (5) different drivers visiting victory lane to date. Drivers picking up feature wins so far in 2015 include: Eddie Carrier Jr. (WV)-two wins, Earl Pearson Jr. (FL)-one win, Jonathan Davenport (GA)-one win, Dennis Erb Jr. (IL) -one win, Billy Moyer (AR) - three wins. The series has seen some intense and fierce battles with competition at an all-time high with fifty-four (54) different drivers competing at least once with the series.
March 03, 2015
Sunoco has been named official fuel of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing the company’s rich tradition in motor sports and its successful partnership with INDYCAR.
Sunoco’s relationship with INDYCAR goes back to 1968 in Riverside, California, when Mark Donohue drove the No. 12 Sunoco Eagle for Penske Racing. That same team of Penske, Donohue and Sunoco won its first Indianapolis 500 four years later.
Billy Moyer Racks Up Three Wins and Eight Top Five Finishes in Hectic Speedweeks!
(February 27, 2015 - BATESVILLE, AR) "Mr. Smooth" Billy Moyer and his famed #21 team flexed their muscle throughout "Speedweeks 2015" in Georgia and Florida, as the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer accumulated a trio of high-profile victories and a total of eight Top Five performances! From February 5-21, Billy entered a total of fourteen events at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. All three of Billy's victories during "Speedweeks" came during the 39th Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay and his career win total during the February meet at the "Clay by the Bay" now sits at an astounding twenty-six.
2015 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Schedule Officially Released
2015 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Schedule Officially Released
(February 17, 2015 - BINGHAMTON, NY)…The 2015 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour will begin its eleventh season of competition on Saturday, March 14th at the Selinsgrove Speedway for the eighth annual “Ice Breaker” event. That 40 lap Modified feature event will pay a cool $5,000 to win. Eleven races are currently slated for the upcoming RoC Dirt Modified Tour.
It was released prior that the month of March will again serve as a very busy month for the RoC Dirt Modified teams. Bonuses have been put in place for teams that compete in all three of the early season affairs. After the “Ice Breaker” event at Selinsgrove the RoC Dirt Modified Tour will head to the New Egypt Speedway for the Annual “Cabin Fever 60” on Saturday, March 21st. Last year local knowledge paid off for weekly star Ryan Godown as he raced to the victory in the New Jersey state lid lifter. The race was certainly memorable for the dominating performance but also the outstanding racing that took place on the table top smooth March surface. The month of March will wrap up again at the Bridgeport Speedway for the “60 Over Remembered” event honoring the memory of the legendary Doug Hoffman.
The special Bridgeport Speedway event will take place on Saturday, March 28th. The Race of Champions event is especially appropriate as Hoffman was one of very few drivers that competed in RoC events on both dirt and asphalt during his stellar career. He was the motivating factor in the RoC Dirt Modified Tour making the annual spring trip at Bridgeport Speedway and also hosted RoC events on the pavement at the Mahoning Valley Speedway during his tenure there. Last year the race was postponed to Easter Sunday in April with Ryan Watt dominating the event. The race was slowed by only one caution on a perfect lightning fast race surface with Watt pocketing over $6,000 for the victory.
Five Mile Point Speedway will host the RoC Dirt Modified Tour on Sunday, April 12th for the rescheduled Southern Tier 100 “RoC Style”. The race will determine the held-over fall championship for the RoC Dirt Modified Tour once again between Stewart Friesen and Matt Sheppard. Last year Sheppard won the battle but it was Friesen winning the war. Sheppard emerged the 100 lap race winner worth just under $6,000 with Friesen locking up the RoC title. This is the first of two events at the quarter mile oval with the tour finale scheduled for Saturday, October 31st.
Utica Rome Speedway will host two holiday weekend RoC Dirt Modified Tour events again this season. The series will move to the speedway for the first of two races on Memorial Day - Monday, May 25th for the annual “Victoria” event. Last year local knowledge again proved key as Stewart Friesen recorded over $10,000 for the victory. The RoC Dirt Modified Tour will return on Labor Day – Monday, September 7th for the “New Yorker” 100. Again the 2014 theme held true with another weekly campaigner emerging the winner. “Lightning” Larry Wight collected $10,000 for the victory. Both races will again pay $10,000 to the winner of the RoC sanctioned affairs in 2015. A tremendous amount of excitement is building for the Vernon, New York facility heading in to the upcoming season under the direction of new owner Bill Shea. This will mark the eleventh straight year that the RoC Modified Tour has been hosted at the Utica Rome Speedway.
Penn Can Speedway will again hold two RoC Dirt Modified Tour events as it did for every of the prior ten years on the RoC trail. Dan Harpell will be promoting the Friday night facility for the first time in 2015. He follows the duo of Reed Miller and Al Wilcox that promoted the speedway and supported the RoC Tour for each of its ten years of existence. The first will take place on Tuesday, June 9th for the annual “Clash at the Can” event. The excitement of last year’s race will be difficult to match as track regular Kevin Hartnett and RoC Tour mainstay Danny Johnson tied for the victory. The series will return on Friday, October 16th for the “King of the Can” RoC Tour event. This event was part of the series for many years with a track record 66 Modifieds converging on the popular PA oval several years ago under the RoC leadership. Another solid field will certainly be looking for their chance to sit on top of the throne!
Tuesday, June 30th will see the popular “Thunder on the Hill” promoted RoC Modified Tour event at the Grandview Speedway. The race will be run along with the 410 Sprint Cars as part of their Pennsylvania Speedweeks. The event has traditionally seen a capacity crowd for the rare double header of horsepower. Last season Duane Howard utilized his victory in the event to help catapult himself to another American Racer Cup Overall Championship worth $10,000. Each participating track in the American Racer Cup program are able to utilize two “mid-week” events in part of the overall ranking system each season.
The “Friends of Mike” race is another very meaningful event held each season at the Bridgeport Speedway. Once again this season the race will be held under the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour banner on Tuesday, August 18th. The mid-week event is the only Modified special that week and should provide another stellar field of the top chauffeurs.
The 2015 season is just around the corner with the March opener at the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, March 14th. A $3,000 bonus point fund has been established for the top teams in the point standings after the three March events (Selinsgrove Speedway, New Egypt Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway).
Tour sponsor Sunoco Race Fuels has put together a promotional package for both the fans and drivers at all of the 2015 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour events. A 5 gallon certificate of racing fuel will be awarded to the “Hard Charger” at each event (the driver that advances the most positions during the event). Fans will also have an opportunity to win a prize pack at each race courtesy of Sunoco Race Fuels by choosing the winning driver. Ballots will be provided to fans prior the start of the feature event at each tour race with fans having an opportunity to choose the winner and also be entered a season ending VIP grand prize.
The RoC Sportsman tour opener will take place on Saturday, March 14th at Selinsgrove Speedway with other early season events at the New Egypt Speedway on March 21st and Five Mile Point Speedway on April 12th. The full RoC Sportsman and Street Stock schedules will be released in the weeks to come.
For more information on the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, Lias Tire and American Racer please contact the Race of Champions offices at 607-775-5555 or by emailing the office at email@example.com. You may also find information at www.rocdirt.com.
Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, Inc Sign Multi-Year Deal with Race of Champions Motorsports
SUNOCO RACE FUELS AND INSINGER PERFORMANCE, INC. SIGN MULTI YEAR DEAL WITH RACE OF CHAMPIONS MOTORSPORTS
(January 7, 2015 - BINGHAMTON, NY)…The National Parts Peddler Trade Show is always a place where short track auto racing industry officials and teams gather to prepare for the 2015 racing season. At this year’s show Race of Champions Motorsports Director Andrew Harpell and Bruce Insinger from Insinger Performance took the opportunity to secure the continuation of the long standing relationship with Sunoco Race Fuels and the RoC.
On Saturday Harpell and Insinger signed a multi-year deal to solidify a long relationship between the two motorsports leaders. Sunoco Race Fuels through Insinger Performance will remain the title sponsor of the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, September 19th. This year will mark the 65th consecutive running of the prestigious Asphalt Modified event. The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour will also run under a Spec fuel beginning in 2015.