PASS Adds Date At Kingsport; Teams With KOMA Modifieds At Concord, Kingsport
(CHARLOTTE, NC - November 17, 2014) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have added a new race date to the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee and new details concerning the May race date at Concord Speedway in North Carolina. Additionally, PASS will partner for the first time with the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series to feature both premier tours at the events at Kingsport and Concord.
"We're very excited to announce the addition to Kingsport to our schedule and are very glad the KOMA Modifieds will be joining us there and at Concord," said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "Our new partnership with the KOMA Modified Tour will allow us to present two mega-events to our fans that will feature the best Super Late Model and Modifed racers in short track racing."
Thompson Honors Repeat Champions At End-of-Season Banquet
(November 15, 2014 - Thompson, CT) - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park celebrated the 2014 oval track season this weekend with a ceremony honoring four division champions in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. All four Champions have won track titles at Thompson in previous years. Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn. was celebrated as the Sunoco Modified Champion for the second time in his career; Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI was honored for his sixth Late Model track title; Scott Sundeen of Sutton, Mass. was honored for his third time at the Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman head table; and Mike Viens of Seekonk, Mass. earned his second Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Monster Mini Stock championship.
Billy Moyer Racing Wraps Up 2014 Campaign with Top Five World Finals Effort!
(November 12, 2014 - BATESVILLE, AR) Billy Moyer and his #21 BMR team closed out their version of the 2014 racing season from November 6-8 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' was held over the weekend at the 4/10-mile speedplant and 77 entrants piled into the pit area for the pair of $12,000 to win events. On Thursday night, Billy laid down the sixth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying for Friday's showdown and the seventh quickest time in Group A for the season finale on Saturday evening.
In front of a huge Charlotte crowd, Billy ran third in his heat race on Friday before winding up thirteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper. On Saturday, the Batesville, Arkansas Hall of Famer finished second in heat race action and later moved up three spots during the course of the 50-lap headliner. Billy wrapped up his '14 campaign with a strong fourth place performance behind only race winner Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from the action-packed 'World Finals' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Don O'Neal Wins Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs
(WAYCROSS, GA - November 12, 2014) - Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN, driver of the Clint Bowyer Racing #5 car in 2014 will receive a $10,000 cash award for winning the Bad Boy Mowers TV Points Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The Bad Boy TV Points Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs was a fifteen (15) race mini-series, consisting of the TV races on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule in 2014. Following the final TV race at the season finale Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship-Presented by NAPA Auto Parts, O'Neal finished 85 points ahead of Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, while Steve Francis of Ashland, KY finished in 3rd place in the final TV point standings. The top three drivers in the TV point standings will receive cash bonuses at the series awards banquet on December 11th.To view the complete final point standings for the Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark plugs, go to:
Owens Tops McCreadie & Bloomquist For Sixth-Career Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Victory
Veteran Tennessee Racer Earns $12,050 in World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season Finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
(CONCORD, NC - Nov. 8, 2014) - Jimmy Owens found himself in a familiar location Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The winningest driver in Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals history stood on the Victory Lane stage at Charlotte yet again after winning a wild World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at the 4/10-mile oval.
Jimmy Owens Voted WELD Racing Most Popular Driver of the Year by the Fans
(WAYCROSS, GA - November 7, 2014) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and WELD Racing put together a contest in 2014 for fans to vote for their favorite driver on the LOLMDS at each series event. By voting for their most popular driver, fans were also entered in a contest for a grand prize drawing for a set of custom WELD Wheels for their personal vehicle. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN received the most fan votes and will be honored at the series awards banquet as the 2014 WELD Racing Most Popular Driver. Jimmy will receive $1,000 for his award, compliments of WELD Racing.
The grand prize winner of the set of custom WELD Wheels was drawn at the Dirt Track World Championship and Roxanne Polkowski of Flatwoods, KY is the winner. She will receive a set of new custom WELD Wheels for her vehicle, compliments of WELD Racing.
CRA and Sunoco Race Fuels Continue Agreement for 2015
(Salem, IN - November 5, 2014) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS and Sunoco Race Fuels officials have announced that Sunoco Race Fuels has agreed to continue to be the Official Spec Race Fuel of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the Official Race Fuel of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. 2015 will be the fifth straight season that Sunoco Race Fuels has been a supporter of CRA’s top two series.
“Sunoco is extremely pleased to be involved with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance again in 2015,” stated Terry Thompson, Sales Manager, Eastern US and International Sales for Sunoco Performance Products. “The CRA owners and staff have a proven history of providing extremely well run, family entertainment at racing facilities throughout the Midwest. Additionally, they provide grassroots racers with a professionally run, yet affordable, venue to hone their skills and demonstrate their talent. Sunoco has a long history of supporting grassroots racing throughout the world and we are proud to continue to support the CRA organization because of their sterling reputation and commitment to excellence.”
Richards Prepares For Return To World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Charlotte’s Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 6-8
Three-Time WoO LMS Champ Set for First Series Action in Nearly a Year after Being Sidelined By Medical Issues for Most of 2014
(CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 3, 2014) - Welcome back, Josh Richards. The three-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion returns to WoO LMS action for the first time in nearly a year this weekend (Nov. 6-8) as the national tour wraps up the 2014 season at the eighth annual Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Sweeney RUSH Series to Conduct Manadatory Seminar for Authorized RUSH Late Model Rebuild & Sportsman Mod Repair Facilities
SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO CONDUCT MANDATORY SEMINAR FOR AUTHORIZED RUSH LATE MODEL REBUILD & SPORTSMAN MOD REPAIR FACILITIES
(October 31, 2014 - Pulaski, PA)...Even though the 2014 season just concluded, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are already hard at work in the planning stages for the 2015 season. With that said, RUSH has wasted no time in scheduling a mandatory rebuilders seminar for the RUSH Late Model Authorized Rebuild Facilities as well as the RUSH Sportsman Modified Authorized Repair Facilities. The seminar will take place at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center (Edinburg, Pa.) on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting has been scheduled at this time in order to precede the rebuild/repair season for many regional racers.
In an effort to educate and provide continued consistency and correctness throughout the region in the GM crate engine rebuild/repair process, the Seminar will allow RUSH Late Model "Rebuild" Facilities and RUSH Sportsman Modified "Repair" Facilities the opportunity to participate in informational exchanges, in depth discussions, and hands on experience concerning all aspects of these important processes. The meeting will be conducted by both RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry and NeSmith Racing Series Competition Director Tim Sims, who will travel in from Alabama.
Vintage Motorsports Festival to return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2015
(October 20, 2014 – Thompson, CT) - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is pleased to announce the date for their second annual Vintage Motorsports Festival. The three-day event will be held June 19 - 21, 2015, with a test day for participants on June 18th, and will once again be co-sanctioned by the Vintage Racer Group (VRG) and Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA).
"Our inaugural Vintage Motorsports Festival was a rousing success,” said Josh Vanada, General Manager of TSMP. “Showcasing cars from each of the periods that our road course has operated, it is a fantastic event which embodies our rich 75 year history. We are looking forward to working together with two of the finest vintage automobile groups in the country - VSCCA and VRG - for an even bigger and better event in 2015."