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Tony Stewart To Acquire All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series

Purchase Secures Future of Nation’s Oldest Winged Sprint Car Tour

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2015) – Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart has agreed to terms with Guy Webb, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. The transaction between Webb and Stewart will proceed immediately.

“I’ve put my heart and soul into the All Star Circuit of Champions for many years, and it gives me great peace of mind to hand over the reins of this series to Tony Stewart,” Webb said. “Tony is dirt track racing’s biggest advocate, and he’s always working in the best interest of sprint car racing. His leadership will ensure the success of this series for many years to come.”

“My passion for sprint car racing is well known, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series has been a pillar of the sport for a long time,” Stewart said. “Racing is my business, and I look forward to building on the All Star Series’ already impressive legacy by taking it to a new level of success and sustainability.”

Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion whose portfolio of dirt-track racing businesses include Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and Tony Stewart Racing, which fields entries for six-time and reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and 20-time World of Outlaws champion King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser.

Augmenting the purchase of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series are the terms Stewart reached separately with Rob Hunter and Shane Helms, principals of the Renegade Sprint Series. The agreement will bring drivers from both series’ together under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner in 2015.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule boasts 50 race dates and has been assembled through a collaborative effort between sanctioning bodies, existing speedways and promoters new to the series. Highlights include:

A national point fund totaling more than $100,000.

Season-opening events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, Feb. 5-7 and at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, Feb. 11-12.  The transition in ownership will see these events designated as non-point races.

The first point race toward the national point fund will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek kicks off at Attica Raceway Park followed by traditional stops at Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park and the $10,000-to-win finale at Fremont.

Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway will again play host to the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series as part of several tours through the Keystone State.

The season championship will conclude at the UNOH Sprintacular Oct. 10 at Eldora Speedway.

The full season schedule and new management team will be announced soon, and news updates will be posted as available on www.AllStarSprint.com.

An improved social media presence begins immediately on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

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UNOH All Stars Kick-Off 2015 Season at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park

CAMARGO, IL. –
One of America’s oldest traveling sprint car organizations, the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, will kick off their 2015 racing season with the traditional journey to sunny Florida.

The UNOH All Star teams will battle during five events – all paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start the A-Main – at two tracks over eight days.

It begins at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with three shows – Thursday, Feb. 5; Friday, Feb. 6; and Saturday, Feb. 7. The UNOH All Stars then travel a short distance to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, to be part of the DIRTcar Nationals. The UNOH All Stars will compete Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12.

The UNOH All Stars are part of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at the Ocala speedplant. The Winter Nationals features 14 nights of the best dirt racers in the world with the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UNOH All Star sprints; the DIRTcar UMP Open Wheel Modifieds; the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars; and the Nesmith Crate Dirt Late Model Series.

During the 2014 Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney scored his 46th career UNOH All Star win and 2014 Kings Royal winner Kerry Madsen would score his third career series victory on Feb. 10.

The DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park runs Tuesday, Feb. 10, through Saturday, Feb. 21. Nearly 200 teams are expected compete during the 12 nights of racing at the high-speed, half-mile oval. Besides the UNOH All Stars, the DIRTcar Nationals features the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; the UMP Modifieds; the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UMP Late Models; and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. You never know who you’ll see in the pits each night, but NASCAR racers like Austin and Ty Dillon will be among those from all over the country and Canada trying to earn their share of nearly half a million dollars in winnings — not to mention one of the prized Gator trophies.

Last year at Volusia, the UNOH All Stars lost the opening event to rain, but Joey Saldana, who sits third in career All Star wins, would record his 71st series victory.

The big question coming into the 2015 season is can Dale Blaney, who scored his fifth career UNOH All Star Championship with 16 series wins in 2014, keep his hot streak rolling. Expect young chargers like Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Smith, Aaron Reutzel, Cale Thomas, and more like veteran Jac Haudenschild to challenge Blaney.

INFO for Bubba Raceway Park:

WHAT: The Fourth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals is a 19-night event at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

WHO: UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints; World of Outlaw Late Models; NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series; UMP Modifieds; UMP Late Models; Florida Mini-Sprints; USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars; Bilstein Mod Lite Stars; Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Sprints.

 WHERE: Bubba Raceway Park is a 3/8th mile D-shaped, semi-banked clay track that is the oldest dirt track in the state of Florida, celebrating its 63rd season in 2015. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida, just off of I-75.

THE RECORD: On Feb. 8, 2013, Daryn Pittman of Pittsboro, Ind., established the winged sprint car track record of 11.840 during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. That equates to 114.4 mph on the 3/8th of a mile track.

 WHEN: The event kicked off Jan. 27 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 28. There are 11 combo ticket prices available the day of the show. There is free camping and parking (VIP parking available $10 per day). All grandstand tickets may be upgraded to a pit pass for the difference of the pit entry on same event day. Kids five and under get in free with paid adult. No coolers allowed.

MISC.: Go to www.bubbaracewaypark.com for detailed information on the Fourth Annual Winter Nationals.

INFO for Volusia Speedway Park:

WHAT: The DIRTcar Nationals is a 12-night event at Volusia Speedway Park kicking off the 2015 dirt track racing season with the sport’s biggest names in competition.

WHO: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, including teams owned by NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne; World of Outlaws Late Models; Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds; DIRTcar UMP Modifieds; DIRTcar Late Models; and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

WHERE: Volusia Speedway Park is the world’s fastest half-mile dirt track located 15 miles west of I-95 on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla.

THE RECORD: On Feb. 10, 2011, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan blazed a trail around half-mile Volusia Speedway Park in 12.569 seconds at 143.209 mph, making it the fastest half-mile oval in racing. For comparison’s sake, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ track record at half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway, regarded as the fastest half-mile oval in NASCAR, is 14.813 seconds at 129.535 mph.

WHEN: The event kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 21, with double-headers every night. The grandstands open nightly at 5 p.m. with qualifying at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.

DAILY SCHEDULE (with advance reserved seat ticket prices)
Tuesday, Feb.  10 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds & Sprint Car Open Practice — $20
Wednesday, Feb.  11 – UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $29
Thursday, Feb.  12 – UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $29
Friday, Feb.  13 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39
Saturday, Feb.  14 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39
Sunday, Feb.  15 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39
Monday, Feb.  16 – DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds ‘Gator Championship’ — $35
Tuesday, Feb.  17 – DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s — $35
Wednesday, Feb.  18 – DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39
Thursday, Feb.  19 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39
Friday, Feb.  20 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39
Saturday, Feb.  21 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

MONEY SAVING SUPER-VALUE PACKAGES
Week #1:
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and All-Star Sprints 3-Day Package (Feb. 10-12) - $75

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 3-Day Package (Feb. 13-15) - $100

Week #2:
DIRTcar UMP Late Models and Modifieds 3-Day Package (Feb. 16-18) - $100
World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds 3-Day Package (Feb. 19-21) - $100
– Every ticket comes with a free pit pass fans can acquire after entering the main gate
– Reserved seats are $2 more day of show
– Children 10-and-under are free in General Admission
 TICKETS: Tickets to the event can be purchased online at www.DIRTcar.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

 ONLINE: The official website for the event is www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Fans can follow the event on Twitter @DIRTcarNats or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

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National Sprint League/Renegade Sprint Series Team up in 2015

Windom, MN (January 15, 2015) –
The National Sprint League and the Renegade Sprint Series are joining forces for a pair of weekends in 2015.  The National Sprint League is headquartered in the Upper Midwest with approximately 30 races in seven states on its schedule.  Based in Ohio, the Renegade Sprint Series has over 35 dates on its schedule for 2015.

On Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, the NSL and the Renegades will face off at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  The “Fearless 410 Finale” will serve as a season championship for the NSL and pay $10,000 to Saturday night’s winner.  The banked 4/10-mile oval will be the perfect showdown for both series!

Events are currently being scheduled in Ohio in late October in which the series will meet again.

“This is very exciting,” says NSL founder Tod Quiring.  “It will be great to have the Renegade Sprint Series drivers here in the Midwest to take on the NSL.  We have several drivers who travel to the World Finals in Charlotte in November and this may give us more heading that way this year…so dates in Ohio at the end of October are perfect for them on their way to that event.  This is a win-win for both series, the tracks and for the fans.”

Possible venues for the NSL/Renegade showdown in Ohio include Millstream Speedway in Findlay, and Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe.  The specific dates for those events will be announced soon.  

“Currently we have Atomic and Millstream scheduled for October 3 and 4, and we’re looking to move those dates back in the month to accommodate the NSL drivers,” says Shane Helms of the Renegade Series.  “This will be a great event for those tracks, the fans of Ohio and the Midwest, and the drivers as well.  We’re looking forward to taking on the NSL!”

The Renegade Sprint Series and the National Sprint League will also be a part of the Friday, May 15 “Sprints Gone Wild” event at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.  $5,000 will go to the winner of the main event that night.

Among drivers indicating they will be running with the Renegade Sprint Series are former Knoxville Nationals and All Stars champion, Tim Shaffer, multi-time All Star champs Chad Kemenah and Greg Wilson, Randy Hannagan, new National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Danny Smith, Dean Jacobs, second generation driver Cole Duncan, third generation driver Caleb Helms, Travis Philo, Andrew Palker and Ryan Myers.

The current membership of the NSL is at twenty-seven, and includes Hall of Famer, Danny Lasoski, multi-time Knoxville and Huset’s champion, Terry McCarl, World Finals winner, Brian Brown, seven-time IRA champ, Bill Balog, defending Knoxville champ, Ian Madsen, Dusty Zomer, multi-time WSS champ, Brooke Tatnell, multi-time Huset’s champ, Mark Dobmeier, defending Fall Brawl winner, Wayne Johnson and Lynton Jeffrey.

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Big point funds at Attica Raceway Park in 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 14, 2015

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – To celebrate the 10th year of the current ownership of Attica Raceway Park and to reward the dedicated race teams who entertain throughout the summer, ARP Promoter John Bores is going to pay out some big bucks in 2015. The point fund will be $63,000 to be divided up among the four weekly divisions at Attica Raceway Park.

“We wanted to do something special for our 10th season at Attica to show our appreciation to our race teams and fans that support us each week,” said Bores, who has been responsible for many, many improvements at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue over the past 10 years.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints will battle for a $30,000 point fund with the champion getting $10,000.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models’ point fund will be $20,000 with the champion taking home $7,500.

The Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints will be battling for $10,000 with the champion earning $3,000.

The Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks’ points fund will be $3,000 with the champion getting $600.

The complete point fund is on the track’s website at www.atticaracewaypark.com Contingency sponsors will be announced at a later date.

Also, Attica Raceway Park will stay on Friday nights in August after coming back from the Attica Fair on Friday, August 21 and Friday, August 28.

“This will help the race teams that are committed to other tracks and point races that normally race on Saturday nights,” said Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

The 2015 racing season kicks off Friday, March 27 with a rain date set for Saturday, March 28. The complete 2015 schedule will be released soon. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com.

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EIGHT INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED AS “CLASS OF 2015” FOR NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 13, 2015) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2015.  Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the twenty-sixth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers:  Gene “Tiger” Brown, Donnie Kreitz (Jr.), Danny Smith.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors:  Roger Beck, Gil Sonner.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors:  Mike Arthur, Bruce Ellis.

Pre-1945:  Charlie Wiggins.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “I know I say this every year, but we truly are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee.  I think we have a great group of inductees this year, with most being honored in their lifetime.  We look forward to our twenty-sixth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 30.”

Those seeking more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame can visit www.sprintcarhof.com.  Also, the museum can be reached at 641-842-6176.

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Parity Headlines Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown showcased parity throughout the five-race, nine-day event at Cocopah Speedway to open 2015.

While Danny Lasoski won the event championship - and the $4,000 bonus thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies - the winner wasn't known until minutes after the final checkered flag last Saturday.

Lasoski and Stevie Smith finished tied atop the standings, but Lasoski's feature victory gave him the tiebreaker. Smith, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and Roger Crockett each received a $1,500 bonus for finishing second through fifth, respectively, in the standings.

"We had a mechanical issue that didn't allow us to run the main event last Tuesday, but this team kept digging," Lasoski said. "It was a nice surprise to win the first-ever Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown title because I know this event will grow every year."

Lasoski was able to overcome his bad luck thanks in large part to the parity that was present throughout the event. There was a first-time winner in every main event and B Main during all five races and there wasn't a repeat Hard Charger Award recipient.

Eight different drivers of the more than 35 from coast to coast led at least one feature lap, including Aaron Reutzel, whose 46 laps led was the event high. Reutzel also won the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown finale on Saturday to earn his first career 410ci victory.

Reutzel and Lasoski were the only feature winners to have not won a B Main. McMahan, Steve Kinser and NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson each recorded a consolation victory.

A total of 13 drivers won at least one heat race with Craig Dollansky recording an event-best three.

NASCAR star Kasey Kahne and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each claimed three qualifiers to lead the 13 drivers who scored at least one.

It was also announced during the finale that the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in 2016 with races on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9.

Here is a look at some of the numbers following the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown:

Feature Winners : Steve Kinser, Kyle Larson, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan and Aaron Reutzel

Feature Laps Led : Aaron Reutzel - 46, Dale Blaney - 29, Paul McMahan - 28, Steve Kinser - 18, Kyle Larson - 15, Danny Lasoski - 7, Stevie Smith - 6 and Craig Dollansky - 1

Hard Charger Awards : Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Mason Moore, Logan Schuchart and Ryan Smith

Average Positions Gained by Hard Charger : 10

Heat Race Winners : Craig Dollansky - 3, Christopher Bell - 2, Roger Crockett - 2, Paul McMahan - 2, Aaron Reutzel - 2, Joey Saldana - 2, Dale Blaney, Logan Forler, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser, Stevie Smith and Henry Van Dam

Qualifier Winners : Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3, Kasey Kahne - 3, David Gravel - 2, Steve Kinser - 2, Aaron Reutzel - 2, Dale Blaney, Brian Brown, Roger Crockett, Logan Forler, Mason Moore, Logan Schuchart, Ryan Smith and Henry Van Dam

B Main Winners : David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan and Aaron Reutzel

POINTS FINISH -1. 33-Danny Lasoski 880; 1. 51s-Stevie Smith 880; 3. 26-Joey Saldana 876; 4. 51-Paul McMahan 873; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 836; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 835; T7. 83-David Gravel 815; T7. 11k-Kraig Kinser 815; T9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 805; T9. 9-Kasey Kahne 805; 11. 21-Brian Brown 795; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 793; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 792; 14. 57-Dale Blaney 768; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart 767; 16. 82-Dusty Zomer 763; 17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 757; 18. 3c-Willie Croft 755; 19. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 726; 20. 22-Mason Moore 724; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 711; 22. 94-Ryan Smith 708; 23. 9r-Reece Goetz 694; 24. 1a-Jacob Allen 648; 25. 99n-D.J. Netto 630; 26. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 626; 27. 99-Skylar Gee 594; 28. 77x-Wayne Johnson 586; 29. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 30. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; 31. 98-Matt Jensen 441; 32. 74x-Josh Hodges 337; 33. 24-Rico Abreu 297; 34. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer 238; 26. 55-Bud Walberg 107.

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Reutzel Closes Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown With First Career 410 Win

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2015) - Aaron Reutzel capped the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by accomplishing a goal that had evaded him throughout the first week and a half of the new year.

Reutzel led all but one lap on Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, where he recorded his first career 410ci sprint car feature victory during the final night of the five-race event.

"It's unreal," he said. "To come out of the box and lead the first two nights and then something happened. We were leading this deal and I was just waiting for something to happen."

After earning a front row starting position for the first two Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races last weekend only to have mechanical issues derail him, Reutzel took advantage of a similar opportunity on Saturday when he lined up on the inside of NASCAR star Kasey Kahne to start the 30-lap, $12,000-to-win feature.

Reutzel powered to the bottom groove entering turn one to take the lead during the third different race of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Meanwhile, Craig Dollansky drove around Kahne exiting turn four on the second lap and he started to stalk Reutzel. Dollansky closed to the bumper of Reutzel entering turn one on Lap 9 before taking the lead with a power move on the outside of Reutzel in turn four.

Reutzel returned the favor on the ensuing lap by regaining the lead before his nose wing broke, which affected the handling for the final two thirds of the race.

"Craig drove around me through the middle," he said. "I got the wing back a little farther and figured I was going to try to go back around him the same way. Luckily I got right back by him. Then the nose wing fell done so luckily I got by him that lap because we definitely wouldn't have passed him with that nose wing down."

Traffic entered the picture around the midpoint of the race, but it didn't slow Reutzel as he hit his marks along the bottom groove of the track each lap. Dollansky stayed within striking distance, but it was David Gravel who maneuvered from fourth to second place on the final lap with a daring move.

"It was the last lap and I said screw it, I'm going to the top," Gravel said. "The rubber held me to the center and then I picked up the grip coming off and it worked. I couldn't believe I passed Dollansky, too. I got into the wall a little bit, but it was worth it."

Dollansky settled for third place, which marked his first podium of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"It was a long week, but we just kept digging," he said. "Tonight I was trying to run conservative, but good enough to hopefully win the race. (Reutzel) did a great job winning tonight. We had a car that was in the game and that's all you can ask for."

Sam Hafertepe Jr. finished fourth with Kahne rounding out the top five.

Danny Lasoski, who won Friday's main event, earned the Hard Charger Award on Saturday by rallying from 16th to sixth. He also earned the overall Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown championship and a $4,000 bonus thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies.

"That's a credit to my team," he said. "I'm just the guy who gets to drive."

Christopher Bell placed seventh with Stevie Smith, who was tied with Lasoski in the championship standings but lost the tiebreaker because of Lasoski winning a feature, ending eighth. Kraig Kinser scored a ninth-place result with Henry Van Dam rallying for his fourth top 10 of the event.

Reutzel, Dollansky, Dale Blaney and Logan Forler each won a heat race with Steve Kinser, Kahne, Hafertepe and Mason Moore claiming qualifiers. Logan Schuchart was victorious in the B Main.

It was announced during Opening Ceremonies that the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in 2016 to Cocopah Speedway. The 410ci sprint car races held on Jan. 1-2 and on Jan. 8-9 will each pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race on Jan. 5 giving $5,000 to the winner.

JAN. 10 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (6); 5. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson (5); 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (8); 8. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (7).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 33v-Henry Van Dam (2); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (3); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (5); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 6. 9-Kasey Kahne (8); 7. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (6).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 3. 83-David Gravel (2); 4. 21-Brian Brown (3); 5. 94-Ryan Smith (6); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (7); 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (5); 8. 51-Paul McMahan (8).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 4. 11k-Kraig Kinser (6); 5. 22-Mason Moore (4); 6. 24-Rico Abreu (7); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (3).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 2. 94-Ryan Smith (2); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (3); 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 6. 51-Paul McMahan (8); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 8. 74x-Josh Hodges (7).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 9-Kasey Kahne (2); 2. 24-Rico Abreu (1); 3. 83-David Gravel (3); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (5); 6. 26-Joey Saldana (6); 7. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (8); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (7).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. 3c-Willie Croft (1); 3. 11k-Kraig Kinser (4); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 5. 7-Craig Dollansky (6); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (8); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (7).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 22-Mason Moore (2); 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson (1); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (4); 4. 21-Brian Brown (3); 5. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 6. 57-Dale Blaney (6); 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (7); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (8).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart (1); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 3. 24-Rico Abreu (2); 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (7); 5. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 8. 21-Brian Brown (8); 9. 51-Paul McMahan (9); 10. 9r-Reece Goetz (13); 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer (10); 12. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 13. 88n-D.J. Netto (15); 14. 74x-Josh Hodges (11); 15. 98-Matt Jensen (16); 16. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (12).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 83-David Gravel (9); 3. 7-Craig Dollansky (4); 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (2); 6. 33-Danny Lasoski (16); 7. 31b-Christopher Bell (5); 8. 51s-Stevie Smith (8); 9. 11k-Kraig Kinser (3); 10. 33v-Henry Van Dam (14); 11. 82-Dusty Zomer (18); 12. 11c-Roger Crockett (12); 13. 11-Steve Kinser (10); 14. 57-Dale Blaney (15); 15. 22-Mason Moore (7); 16. 24-Rico Abreu (19); 17. 26-Joey Saldana (13); 18. 77x-Wayne Johnson (20); 19. 21-Brian Brown (24); 20. 3c-Willie Croft (21); 21. 94-Ryan Smith (11); 22. 2l-Logan Forler (23); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (22); 24. 1s-Logan Schuchart (17).

(Top 24 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

POINTS FINISH - 1. 33-Danny Lasoski 880; 1. 51s-Stevie Smith 880; 3. 26-Joey Saldana 876; 4. 51-Paul McMahan 873; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 836; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 835; T7. 83-David Gravel 815; T7. 11k-Kraig Kinser 815; T9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 805; T9. 9-Kasey Kahne 805; 11. 21-Brian Brown 795; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 793; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 792; 14. 57-Dale Blaney 768; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart 767; 16. 82-Dusty Zomer 763; 17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 757; 18. 3c-Willie Croft 755; 19. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 726; 20. 22-Mason Moore 724; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 711; 22. 94-Ryan Smith 708; 23. 9r-Reece Goetz 694; 24. 1a-Jacob Allen 648; 25. 99n-D.J. Netto 630; 26. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 626; 27. 99-Skylar Gee 594; 28. 77x-Wayne Johnson 586; 29. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 30. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; 31. 98-Matt Jensen 441; 32. 74x-Josh Hodges 337; 33. 24-Rico Abreu 297; 34. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer 238; 26. 55-Bud Walberg 107.

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Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Returns to Cocopah Speedway in 2016

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2015) - The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in 2016.

Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess announced on Saturday in front of a packed grandstand and to the teams that participated in this year's inaugural event that the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will be held the first two weeks of 2016 and will feature the same purse of approximately $250,000.

The 410ci sprint car races on Jan. 1-2 and on Jan. 8-9 will each pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race on Jan. 5 giving $5,000 to the winner.

"We had high expectations for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown this year and it has been a great event," Burgess said. "We all look forward to building on this momentum throughout the year to bring in more teams, fans and sponsors in 2016."

NASCAR stars Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson - who both raced during the event - as well as Tony Stewart voiced excitement about the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and stated that they will return to the event in 2016 at some capacity.

"I really like the event," Kahne said. "The weather is great. The track is great. It's been a lot of fun. I've enjoyed being here and I look forward to hopefully doing it again as time goes on."

Additionally, Tommie Estes Jr. will return as the competition director.

"I believe in this event," he said. "We've laid a great foundation and will continue to work on next year's Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown throughout the 2015 season."

More than 35 sprint car drivers from coast to coast competed in the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown with Paul McMahan, Larson and sprint car legends Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski winning features entering the event's $12,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

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Reserved seats for Attica WoO show, season passes available

ATTICA, Ohio – The 2015 racing season is only 76 days away at Attica Raceway Park – March 27 opens “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant 28th racing season.

Fans can now purchase their reserved seats for the Friday, May 29th Kistler Engines Classic featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Tickets are $32 each (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card). The middle grandstands sections D, E, F and G – top six rows – are reserved seating (a seating chart is available at www.atticaracewaypark.com in the track info section).

Also, season passes are available for all events at ARP in 2015. General admission season passes are $325 each and season pit passes are available for just $500.

Some skybox seating is available also.

For information on the reserved seats for the World of Outlaws or season passes and skyboxes, call Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations, at 419-680-5606.

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Lasoski Steals Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Thriller With Last-Lap Pass



SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2015) - Danny Lasoski's smile couldn't have been scrubbed off his face Friday night at Cocopah Speedway, where he executed a last-lap pass to score the $12,000 top prize during Round 4 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Lasoski marked the fourth different driver to win a feature during the inaugural event, which wraps up on Saturday with a $12,000-to-win feature and a $4,000 bonus to the overall champion of the five-race event.

"We've got a really good team," he said. "It may be a bunch of buddies together, but we have a really good team."

Dale Blaney, who started on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event, took the lead exiting turn four on the opening lap after racing side by side with polesitter Paul McMahan.

Blaney built a sizeable advantage during the first half of the race despite entering traffic on Lap 8. Meanwhile, Lasoski, who started fifth, began to advance in the running order near the midpoint of the feature.

"When you see the leader and you're not gaining on him the first thing a driver does is start searching," he said. "I started searching and just basically went where they weren't and found something that made my car work."

Lasoski passed Joey Saldana for third place exiting turn two on Lap 15 and he repeated the move in the same spot on McMahan during the ensuing lap. Heavy traffic with approximately 10 laps remaining played to Lasoski's favor.

While Blaney struggled to put NASCAR star Kasey Kahne down a lap, Lasoski inched closer to the lead every lap. He was within striking distance on Lap 23, but Blaney was able to create some breathing room during the following few laps.

Lasoski remained a couple of car lengths out of the lead when the white flag was waved. However, Blaney was slowed while trying to lap a car in turn one on the final lap.

"I went down into (turn) one and he kinda took the middle," Blaney said. "I thought he was going to leave a little bit of the bottom open for me to plug it, but he turned down left and I was going to have to get on the bank. I should have just stayed to his inside and probably blocked that line. I kinda lost the nose of it and had to run around him."

Lasoski took advantage and the cars exited turn two three wide with Lasoski on the bottom, the lapped car in the middle and Blaney on the outside. Lasoski was first to the bottom groove entering turn three and he slid up to the cushion exiting turn four. Blaney drove off the bottom leaving the final turn, but Lasoski's momentum gave him a car-length advantage across the finish line.

"That was luck," he said. "(Blaney) just got hung up. Whenever I'd get within a car length of him I'd get tight. I had to move around, move around. He was setting a good pace and he just got held up, but sometimes it's better to be running second."

McMahan finished third, which marked his third podium result of the event. He leads the championship standings by 24 points entering Saturday's final round.

"We were good early and just kinda got real free toward the end," he said. "I might have heated the tires up a little too much. It's another solid night for us. We had a good race car; just not good enough to win."

Roger Crockett earned a fourth-place result with Saldana, who is second in the championship standings, rounding out the top five. Henry Van Dam scored a sixth-place finish, Brian Brown was seventh, Kraig Kinser ended eighth, Stevie Smith placed ninth and Christopher Bell capped the top 10.

Mason Moore recorded a $1,000 bonus as the Hard Charger thanks to an anonymous donation by a fan from the Northwest.

Bell, Crockett, McMahan and Saldana powered to heat race wins with Brown, Van Dam, Ryan Smith and David Gravel claiming qualifiers. Steve Kinser, who was victorious during Tuesday's Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, won the B Main.

JAN. 9 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (2); 2. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (4); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (3); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (8); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer (5).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (1); 2. 74x-Josh Hodges (4); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (6); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (7); 6. 83-David Gravel (5); 7. 9-Kasey Kahne (8); 8. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (2).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (1); 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 4. 21-Brian Brown (4); 5. 94-Ryan Smith (2); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (7); 7. 77x-Wayne Johnson (5); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (8).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 26-Joey Saldana (2); 2. 3c-Willie Croft (1); 3. 7-Craig Dollansky (6); 4. 24-Rico Abreu (3); 5. 22-Mason Moore (8); 6. 82-Dusty Zomer (7); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (5); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (4).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (2); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (1); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 4. 31b-Christopher Bell (6); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (7); 6. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 8. 22-Mason Moore (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 33v-Henry Van Dam (1); 2. 57-Dale Blaney (4); 3. 24-Rico Abreu (2); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (6); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 6. 7-Craig Dollansky (5); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer (8).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith (1); 2. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 3. 11k-Kraig Kinser (3); 4. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (5); 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson (7); 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (6); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (8).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 83-David Gravel (1); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (5); 3. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (4); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (3); 6. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (8); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7); 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (4); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (1); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 9-Kasey Kahne (9); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson (10); 7. 22-Mason Moore (8); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (11); 9. 1a-Jacob Allen (13); 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer (15); 11. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 12. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (12); 13. 74x-Josh Hodges (2); 14. 98-Matt Jensen (16); 15. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (DNS); 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 2. 57-Dale Blaney (2); 3. 51-Paul McMahan (1); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (7); 5. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 6. 33v-Henry Van Dam (9); 7. 21-Brian Brown (6); 8. 11k-Kraig Kinser (11); 9. 51s-Stevie Smith (12); 10. 31b-Christopher Bell (3); 11. 94-Ryan Smith (13); 12. 3c-Willie Croft (8); 13. 83-David Gravel (15); 14. 11-Steve Kinser (17); 15. 82-Dusty Zomer (18); 16. 9-Kasey Kahne (20); 17. 22-Mason Moore (23); 18. 2l-Logan Forler (10); 19. 1s-Logan Schuchart (19); 20. 24-Rico Abreu (16); 21. 9r-Reece Goetz (24); 22. 88n-D.J. Netto (21); 23. 77x-Wayne Johnson (22); 24. 7-Craig Dollansky (14).

(Top 24 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER ROUND 4 -1. 51-Paul McMahan 750; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 726; 3. 51s-Stevie Smith 708; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski 703; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 676; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 660; 7. 21-Brian Brown 649; 8. 11k-Kraig Kinser 647; 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 640; 10. 11-Steve Kinser 634; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart 631; 12. 9-Kasey Kahne 625; 13. 83-David Gravel 624; 14. 57-Dale Blaney 611; 15. 3c-Willie Croft 610; 16. 7-Craig Dollansky 605; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer 601; 18. 9r-Reece Goetz 574; 19. 2l-Logan Forler 571; 20. 22-Mason Moore 568; 21. 94-Ryan Smith 565; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel 560; 23. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 542; 24. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 25. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 518; 26. 88n-D.J. Netto 516; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 510; 28. 99-Skylar Gee 478; 29. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; 30. 77x-Wayne Johnson 438; 31. 98-Matt Jensen 332; 32. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 33. 74x-Josh Hodges 225; 34. 24-Rico Abreu 145; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer 119; 36. 55-Bud Walberg 107.

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Renegade Sprints Releases 2015 Schedule With 35+ Races in Five States

FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 8, 2015) - The Renegade Sprints will usher in a new era in 2015.

The 410ci sprint car series, which was formed last summer to create value for sponsors and promoters along with offering an affordable form of high-quality entertainment for the fans, is scheduled to compete in at least 36 events at 15 race tracks in five states this season.

"We have a few dates that we are still working on, but the majority of our schedule is complete," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "Everyone associated with the Renegade Sprints is extremely excited with the 2015 schedule that we put together for our first full season."

The series will debut at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on March 28 - the first of a series-high seven events at the high-banked track, including the $20,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on May 2.

"The politics in Ohio has been very heated and we want to thank all the tracks for giving us a chance," Helms said. "We believe it will be successful for all parties and will grow each year."

Other tracks in Ohio that have currently booked at least one Renegade Sprints event include: Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Millstream Speedway in Findlay and Brushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles.

The Renegade Sprints will also make at least seven trips into Pennsylvania for events at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville and Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville.

Additionally, the series will compete in Indiana at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown; in Michigan at Hartford Speedway in Hartford; and in Illinois at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville for a non-points event with the National Sprint League, Midwest Open Wheel Association and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series.

"We are working closely with the NSL to make something big happen on top of that date at Jacksonville," Helms said.

Of the handful of dates to be determined, most are during the Renegade Week of Speed from June 18-24, when events at Attica Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway and Atomic Speedway are scheduled.

"We're waiting on a few tracks to come on board during that time," Helms said. "I hope we can add a couple more new tracks, but if that doesn't happen most of those dates will be picked up by tracks already on the schedule."

In other news, Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa., has committed to at least one date in 2015 and is working on a possible Western Pennsylvania Speedweek.

Additional details about new dates will be posted once they are finalized.

2015 Renegade Sprints Tentative Schedule

March 28 Atomic Speedway- Season Opener

April 3 Attica Raceway Park- Spring Nationals

April 4 Attica Raceway Park -Spring Nationals

April 18 Wayne County Speedway

April 19 Bedford Speedway- Coffee Pot Classic

April 25 TBD

April 26 Path Valley Speedway Park

May 1 Atomic Speedway- Open Wheel Championships

May 2 Atomic Speedway- Open Wheel Championships

May 15 Jacksonville Speedway (no points)

May 22 Hilltop Speedway

May 23 Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

May 24 Selinsgrove Speedway- Ray Tilley Classic

May 30 Wayne County Speedway

May 31 Millstream Speedway

June 6 Brownstown Speedway

June 7 Bedford Speedway - Roy Morral Tribute

June 14 Big Diamond Speedway

June 18 TBD

Renegade Week of Speed
June 19 Attica Raceway Park
June 20 TBD
June 21 TBD
June 22 Wayne County Speedway
June 23 TBD
June 24 Atomic Speedway

July 3 Atomic Speedway- Freedom 40

July 4 Wayne County Speedway

July 5 Millstream Speedway

July 10 TBD

July 11 TBD

July 19 Millstream Speedway

July 24 Hartford Speedway

July 25 Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

July 28 Grandview Speedway

Aug. 1 Atomic Speedway

Aug. 22 Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Aug. 23 Millstream Speedway

Sept. 4 Attica Raceway Park

Sept. 5 Attica Raceway Park

Sept. 6 Wayne County Speedway

Sept. 11 TBD

Sept. 12 TBD

Sept. 19 Selinsgrove Speedway Jim Nace Memorial/National Open

Oct. 3 Atomic Speedway Championship Weekend

Oct. 4 Millstream Speedway Championship Weekend

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'The King' Earns New Crown at Round 3 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2015) - The King reigns!

Fresh off his final full-time season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, Steve Kinser led the first two and the last 16 laps of the 30-lap feature on Tuesday night at Cocopah Speedway during CARQUEST Auto Parts and Bingham Truck & Auto Night 3 at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

The win was Kinser's first at the track since the 3/8-mile oval hosted its lone World of Outlaws event in February 1991.

"I'd still like to be a little younger, I can tell you that, but I'm not," he joked. "But I'm not going to complain about my career. It's nice to get a win here."

Paul McMahan finished second, which propelled him into the lead of the event standings heading into the final weekend, with 12th-starting Brian Brown rounding out the podium to earn the $2,000 Hard Charger Award bonus thanks to Kim and Glen Hanson of Here 2 Wire Inc. in Lake Stevens, Wash.

"Hopefully the casino doesn't get it back," Brown said with a big grin. "I don't know who the Here 2 Wire people are, but I'm definitely going to shake their hands and thank them. That's what makes the event an event."

Kinser, who is affectionately known as 'The King' of sprint car racing and who drives for NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart, shared the front row of the main event with NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson - the most recent Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown feature last Saturday. The duo traded the lead each of the first three laps with Larson sliding Kinser in turns one and two before Kinser powered to the top spot prior to the flag stand on Laps 1 and 2.

Larson's slide job on Lap 3 gave him the lead for approximately a dozen laps before his right rear tire went flat on Lap 15. Larson slowed to bring out a caution and was forced to the work area, where his team replaced the tire.

That gave Kinser the lead back for good. He went to the top groove as traffic entered the picture with approximately eight laps remaining, which allowed McMahan to close the deficit. However, Craig Dollansky, who was running in third place, flipped out of the track in turn one on Lap 24 to cause the final caution of the race.

Kinser took a commanding lead on the restart and sailed to the victory one race after violently flipping out of the track himself.

"From being in between the walls upside down to winning tonight I've got no complains whatsoever," he said.

McMahan's second-place result marked his second podium finish in three Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races.

"We definitely wanted to win tonight, but Steve had a good race car," he said. "It's good to see Steve back in Victory Lane. We had a good race car. We got by him one time and the yellow came out and he got his spot back. You can't show 'The King' the way around and not have him give it to you the second time."

Brown, who had nose wing damage from the opening lap, earned his first podium of the event following his wild crash last Saturday.

"The goal is not usually to run third, but the goal isn't to almost flip out of the ball park in the heat race either," he said. "From where we were the other night to where we are right now just speaks volumes about our team."

Logan Schuchart placed fourth and Kraig Kinser was fifth, marking the first top-five result for either driver during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Henry Van Dam scored a sixth-place finish with Larson rebounding from last on the Lap 15 restart to end seventh. Christopher Bell advanced from 15 th to eighth, Joey Saldana was ninth and Dusty Zomer maneuvered from 18th to 10th.

Steve Kinser, Van Dam, Dollansky and Kraig Kinser claimed heat races with Schuchart, Logan Forler, Roger Crockett and David Gravel scoring wins in qualifiers. Gravel also won the B Main.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown continues on Friday with Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

JAN. 6 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (6); 5. 21-Brian Brown (7); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (8); 7. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 8. 3c-Willie Croft (4).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 33v-Henry Van Dam (2); 2. 31b-Christopher Bell (4); 3. 42-Kyle Larson (8); 4. 9r-Reece Goetz (1); 5. 94-Ryan Smith (3); 6. 11c-Roger Crockett (6); 7. 33-Danny Lasoski (7); 8. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (5).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (5); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (7); 6. 83-David Gravel (6); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (3); 8. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (8).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 11k-Kraig Kinser (2); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 3. 9-Kasey Kahne (1); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (6); 5. 22-Mason Moore (4); 6. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (5).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (4); 3. 42-Kyle Larson (6); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (7); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (1); 6. 31b-Christopher Bell (5); 7. 57-Dale Blaney (8); 8. 1a-Jacob Allen (3).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (4); 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 6. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (8); 7. 94-Ryan Smith (1); 8. 23-Seth Bergman (DNS).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (1); 2. 9r-Reece Goetz (2); 3. 77x-Wayne Johnson (4); 4. 7-Craig Dollansky (5); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (6); 6. 9-Kasey Kahne (3); 7. 3c-Willie Croft (8); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (7).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 83-David Gravel (1); 2. 22-Mason Moore (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (3); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (6); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (7).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 83-David Gravel (1); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 4. 22-Mason Moore (2); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (6); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (8); 7. 3c-Willie Croft (13); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (15); 10. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (12); 11. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 12. 57-Dale Blaney (11); 13. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (10); 14. 94-Ryan Smith (DNS); 15. 23-Seth Bergman (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 3. 21-Brian Brown (12); 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (9); 6. 33v-Henry Van Dam (8); 7. 42-Kyle Larson (2); 8. 31b-Christopher Bell (15); 9. 26-Joey Saldana (13); 10. 82-Dusty Zomer (18); 11. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 12. 22-Mason Moore (20); 13. 77x-Wayne Johnson (11); 14. 11c-Roger Crockett (16); 15. 2l-Logan Forler (10); 16. 9r-Reece Goetz (14); 17. 88n-D.J. Netto (24); 18. 9-Kasey Kahne (21); 19. 7-Craig Dollansky (7); 20. 83-David Gravel (17); 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 22. 3c-Willie Croft (23); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (22); 24. 33-Danny Lasoski (DNS).

(Top 24 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER ROUND 3: 1. 51-Paul McMahan 560; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 544; 3. 51s-Stevie Smith 541; 4. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski 507; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 493; 7. 11c-Roger Crockett 492; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart 485; 9. 11-Steve Kinser 479; T10. 9-Kasey Kahne 477; T10. 11k-Kraig Kinser 477; 12. 21-Brian Brown 473; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 470; 14. 83-David Gravel 465; 15. 33v-Henry Van Dam 462; 16. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; T17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 448; T17. 3c-Willie Croft 448; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer 447; 20. 9r-Reece Goetz 438; 21. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 426; T22. 2l-Logan Forler 432; T22. 22-Mason Moore 432; 24. 57-Dale Blaney 418; T25. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 401; T25. 94-Ryan Smith 401; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 387; 28. 88n-D.J. Netto 377; 29. 99-Skylar Gee 359; 30. 77x-Wayne Johnson 305; 31. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 32. 98-Matt Jensen 221; 33. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 34. 74x-Josh Hodges 105.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

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Renegade Sprints Competing in Indiana in 2015 at Brownstown Speedway

FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 6, 2015) - The Renegade Sprints will be invading Indiana this year.

Brownstown Speedway, a semi-banked, quarter-mile oval located in Brownstown, will host a Renegade Sprints event on Saturday, June 6.

"We're mainly a stock car track, but I like to have a few (nonwing) sprint car races," Brownstown Speedway Promoter Jim Price said. "I got to talking with (Renegade Sprints President) Shane Helms and then did some research. It looked like it was really growing fast. I thought it'd be a good opportunity to get in on the ground floor."

The Renegade Sprints event will mark the first time winged sprint cars have competed on the bullring since 1999, Price said.

"Getting a race in Indiana is a huge feat for the Renegade Sprints," Helms said. "Our goal is to add races each season in Indiana, which is rich in history for short track racing on dirt."

Price added that the fan interaction from the Renegade Sprints drivers was a selling point toward booking a race.

"Any time you can get the fans involved it's great in any sport, especially racing," he said. "I'm really excited about it."

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Larson Wins Wild Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Slide Fest on Night 2

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 3, 2015) - The final scene for Round 2 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown couldn't have been scripted any better.

NASCAR's newest sensation - Kyle Larson - outlasted sprint car veterans Stevie Smith and Danny Lasoski in an epic duel on the dirt Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, which hosts the midpoint of the five-race event next Tuesday.

"It ranks right up there mainly because I haven't been in a sprint car in a long time," Larson said after securing the $12,000-to-win top prize. "To beat Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith in a duel like that was pretty amazing. I think it's a great event. It's a great race track. The purse is really good. I think this event will grow each year."

Larson chased polesitter Aaron Reutzel for the first half of the 30-lap feature before misfortune struck in Reutzel's second career 410ci sprint car event. After powering to the cushion in turn one on a Lap 16 restart, Reutzel's top wing appeared to buckle, forcing his car out of shape before coming to a stop next to the wall.

That gave Larson the lead, but on the ensuing restart Lasoski executed a slide job in turns one and two to take the top spot. As Larson stayed within striking distance for the next few laps, Smith found grip at the bottom of the track, which started to propel him closer to the front with a dozen laps remaining.

Larson repaid the favor to Lasoski with a slide job for the lead in turns one and two with approximately eight laps remaining. Smith capitalized on Lasoski being slowed down and he vaulted into second place exiting turn two before stealing the lead in turn four.

"I slid (Lasoski) for the lead and I thought if I could clear him I'd be ok and then Stevie was to my inside and slid me in the next corner," Larson said. "It was kinda game on from there. He was really good on the bottom and I was pretty good up top."

Smith and Larson nearly touched in turn two the following lap before the final six circuits were tight in traffic.

Larson moved around Smith on the backstretch with six laps remaining before Smith regained the lead in turn four.

Three laps later Larson slid Smith in turns three and four, but the veteran remained within a car length before throwing a last-ditch slide job of his own in turns three and four coming to the checkered flag. Larson stayed in the throttle on the cushion to power around Smith exiting the final turn of the race.

"It was a lot of fun," Smith said. "We really wanted to win that race, but Kyle just, he didn't give up and he earned it. We were just going back and forth and kinda just going where the other car wasn't. When you get down to those last couple of laps and everybody is side by side you're just going where the opening is and just feeling your way around."

Lasoski finished third to mark his second straight podium result. He ranks third in the unofficial Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown points standings - only three markers behind Smith and fourth-place finisher Joey Saldana.

"I hope the fans enjoyed it," Lasoski said. "The track crew did a great job. We had options. If your car was good and your mechanics did their job and the drivers did their job you could put on a great show and I think the fans saw that."

David Gravel rounded out the top five. Ryan Smith rallied from 19th to a sixth-place result to earn the Hard Charger Award. Christopher Bell ended seventh and Craig Dollansky was eighth. Paul McMahan, the B Main winner and Friday's inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown victor, maneuvered from 17th to ninth place with Dale Blaney finishing 10th.

NASCAR star Kasey Kahne missed recording his second straight top-10 result by one position.

Smith, Gravel, Reutzel and Bell won heat races with Kahne, Steve Kinser, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Reutzel picking up qualifier wins.

JAN. 3 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 51s-Stevie Smith (2); 2. 7-Craig Dollansky (3); 3. 57-Dale Blaney (6); 4. 42-Kyle Larson (8); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (7); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (4); 8. 21-Brian Brown (1).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 83-David Gravel (2); 2. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 3. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (1); 4. 51-Paul McMahan (5); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (6); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (7); 7. 98-Matt Jensen (8); 8. 77x-Wayne Johnson (DNS).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 5. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (2); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (7); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (6).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (2); 2. 94-Ryan Smith (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (7); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (6); 6. 22-Mason Moore (5); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (1).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 9-Kasey Kahne (2); 2. 42-Kyle Larson (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (3); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 6. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (6); 7. Matt Jensen (DNS); 8. D.J. Netto (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser (2); 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer (3); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (6); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 6. 94-Ryan Smith (5); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (7); 8. 21-Brian Brown (DNS).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. 7-Craig Dollansky (4); 3. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 4. 83-David Gravel (6); 5. 57-Dale Blaney (5); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (1); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 3. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 4. 31b-Christopher Bell (6); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 6. 22-Mason Moore (1); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (DNS).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 3. 94-Ryan Smith (1); 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 5. 22-Mason Moore (8); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 10. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (DNS); 11. 98-Matt Jensen (DNS); 12. 33v-Henry Van Dam (DNS); 13. 88n-D.J. Netto (DNS); 14. 21-Brian Brown (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 42-Kyle Larson (3); 2. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (2); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (9); 5. 83-David Gravel (6); 6. 94-Ryan Smith (19); 7. 31b-Christopher Bell (7); 8. 7-Craig Dollansky (4); 9. 51-Paul McMahan (17); 10. 57-Dale Blaney (13); 11. 9-Kasey Kahne (10); 12. 82-Dusty Zomer (12); 13. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (16); 14. 11c-Roger Crockett (15); 15. 3c-Willie Croft (8); 16. 11k-Kraig Kinser (14); 17. 22-Mason Moore (21); 18. 1s-Logan Schuchart (20); 19. 2l-Logan Forler (22); 20. 9r-Reece Goetz (24); 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1); 22. 1a-Jacob Allen (23); 23. 11-Steve Kinser (18); 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11).

(Top 24 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER ROUND 2 -1. 26-Joey Saldana 377; 1. 51s-Stevie Smith 377; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski 374; 4. 51-Paul McMahan 367; 5. 42-Kyle Larson 348; T6. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 335; T6. 11c-Roger Crockett 335; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne 330; 9. 31b-Christopher Bell 323; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky 321; 11. 83-David Gravel 320; 12. 3c-Willie Croft 315; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel 304; T14. 57-Dale Blaney 301; T14. 1s-Logan Schuchart 301; T14. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 301; 17. 11k-Kraig Kinser 296; 18. 21-Brian Brown 288; 19. 94-Ryan Smith 386; T20. 82-Dusty Zomer 284; T20. 33v-Henry Van Dam 284; T20. 9r-Reece Goetz 284; 23. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 281; 24. 11-Steve Kinser 280; 25. 2l-Logan Forler 268; 26. 22-Mason Moore 262; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 252; 28. 99-Skylar Gee 237; 29. 88n-D.J. Netto 230; 30. 98-Matt Jensen 221; 31. 23-Seth Bergman 169; 32. 77x-Wayne Johnson 146; 33. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 34. 74x-Josh Hodges 105.

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McMahan Drives into History as Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Winner

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2015) - The opening night of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown lived up to its hype.

Paul McMahan bested a stout field of top-notch sprint car drivers from across the country on Friday night at Cocopah Speedway to score the $12,000-to-win prize. He also leads the points standings following the first of five nights during a nine-day period at the 3/8-mile oval.

"The race track was great," McMahan said. "This was the first time I've ever been here. It kind of moves around all night long. It's a great place, great facility, great event. Any time you can win it builds momentum. To win the first night out of 2015 with a brand new, experimental race car is phenomenal. We're really looking forward to the rest of the week and the rest of the year."

Night 2 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is Saturday with hot laps scheduled for 6 p.m. local time and Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

McMahan was a front runner from the start of hot laps. He set the quickest time during warmups and then charged from sixth to win his heat race, which made him the high-points earner.

That lined him up on the outside of the third row for a qualifier. McMahan charged to a runner-up result, giving him a clear advantage in overall points and the pole position for the 30-lap feature.

However, Aaron Reutzel, who was making his 410ci sprint car debut, powered to the lead at the start of the main event.

The first caution of the race came on the second lap when Dale Blaney spun in turn three, where Willie Croft and David Gravel also came to a stop. Since a full lap wasn't completed following Danny Lasoski's power move from fourth to second place prior to the caution, McMahan and Joey Saldana moved back in front of Lasoski.

"I actually got very fortunate because I tried the top early and Danny Lasoski actually got by me on the bottom and the yellow came out so I got my spot back," McMahan said. "After that I never wanted to move back off the bottom."

Reutzel maintained the lead on the restart, but he brought out a caution of his own one lap later when it appeared that he made contact with the backstretch wall and cut down a tire.

That gave McMahan the lead, which he never relinquished. Saldana made a bid for the lead in traffic one third of the way through the race, but a red flag because of Christopher Bell and Reece Goetz flipping in turn three gave McMahan a clean track for the restart.

He caught traffic for the final time with 11 laps remaining, but wasn't slowed as he methodically lapped up to 10th place.

"The guy ran third in the Outlaw points and he's been with his crew chief for two years so they're gonna be good," Saldana said after finishing second. "If you're going to beat him you've got to be better and I just wasn't good enough to beat him. It was a very good, solid night for Rudeen Racing and I'll take it."

Lasoski maintained a podium position for most of the feature en route to a third-place finish.

"What a phenomenal event," he said. "The race track, what more could you ask for? All we ask for is a top and a bottom and let the middle slick off, let the drivers and mechanics do their job and they did it tonight."

Stevie Smith placed fourth and Roger Crockett rounded out the top five. Brian Brown advanced from 13th to sixth, Freddie Rahmer ended seventh, Seth Bergman eighth, Henry Van Dam ninth and NASCAR star Kasey Kahne capped the top 10.

Fellow NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson, who won the B Main, had climbed into seventh place before engine issues forced him into the infield with 10 laps remaining.

Saldana, Crockett, McMahan and Craig Dollansky each won a heat race with Kahne, Blaney, Reutzel and Sam Hafertepe Jr. claiming qualifiers.

JAN. 2 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 26-Joey Saldana (1); 2. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (2); 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 4. 83-David Gravel (6); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (3); 6. 57-Dale Blaney (5); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 8. 82-Dusty Zomer (9); 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart (7).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (3); 2. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 3. 2l-Logan Forler (4); 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (9); 5. 99-Skylar Gee (5); 6. 42-Kyle Larson (2); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (8); 9. 22-Mason Moore (1).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (6); 2. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (1); 3. 33v-Henry Van Dam (7); 4. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 5. 21-Brian Brown (5); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (4); 8. 55-Bud Walberg (DNS).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 51s-Stevie Smith (2); 3. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (3); 6. 31b-Christopher Bell (7); 7. 94-Ryan Smith (5); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (8).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 9-Kasey Kahne (1); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (6); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (4); 4. 42-Kyle Larson (7); 5. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 77x-Wayne Johnson (5); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (2); 9. 74x-Josh Hodges (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (3); 3. 26-Joey Saldana (5); 4. 83-David Gravel (3); 5. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (4); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 8. 22-Mason Moore (9); 9. 98-Matt Jensen (8).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (2); 4. 7-Craig Dollansky (5); 5. 9r-Reece Goetz (1); 6. 11c-Roger Crockett (6); 7. 82-Dusty Zomer (7); 8. 55-Bud Walberg (DNS).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser (2); 3. 11-Steve Kinser (3); 4. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (5); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (6); 6. 88n-D.J. Netto (8); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (4); 8. 94-Ryan Smith (DNS).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 42-Kyle Larson (6); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (5); 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. 77x-Wayne Johnson (4); 6. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart (11); 9. 82-Dusty Zomer (13); 10. 2l-Logan Forler (7); 11. 22-Mason Moore (18); 12. 88n-D.J. Netto (10); 13. 1a-Jacob Allen (9); 14. 99-Skylar Gee (12); 15. 94-Ryan Smith (DNS); 16. 55-Bud Walberg (DNS); 17. 74x-Josh Hodges (DNS); 18. 98-Matt Jensen (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (1); 2. 26-Joey Saldana (3); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (9); 6. 21-Brian Brown (13); 7. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (8); 8. 23-Seth Bergman (10); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (7); 10. 9-Kasey Kahne (11); 11. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (20); 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart (24); 13. 3c-Willie Croft (22); 14. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (15); 15. 42-Kyle Larson (17); 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2); 17. 9r-Reece Goetz (23); 18. 31b-Christopher Bell (19); 19. 77x-Wayne Johnson (21); 20. 7-Craig Dollansky (6); 21. 11k-Kraig Kinser (16); 22. 11-Steve Kinser (18); 23. 83-David Gravel (12); 24. 57-Dale Blaney (14).

(Top 24 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

POINTS -1. 51-Paul McMahan 199; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 193; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski 187; 4. 51s-Stevie Smith 185; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 180; 6. 21-Brian Brown 177; 7. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 175; 8. 23-Seth Bergman 169; 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 167; 10. 9-Kasey Kahne 166; 11. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 163; 12. 3c-Willie Croft 158; 13. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 157; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel 156; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart 153; 16. 42-Kyle Larson 152; 17. 31b-Christopher Bell 147; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky 147; 19. 9r-Reece Goetz 146; 20. 11k-Kraig Kinser 143; 21. 77x-Wayne Johnson 143; 22. 11-Steve Kinser 141; 23. 83-David Gravel 138; 24. 2l-Logan Forler 125; 25. 82-Dusty Zomer 122; 26. 88n-D.J. Netto 117; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 116; 28. 22-Mason Moore 116; 29. 99-Skylar Gee 114; 30. 94-Ryan Smith 110; 31. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 32. 74x-Josh Hodges 105; 33. 98-Matt Jensen.

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Renegade Sprints Sanctioning Five Races at Attica Raceway Park in 2015

FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 2, 2015) - The Renegade Sprints is starting the new year with a big announcement about sprint car racing in Ohio.

Attica Raceway Park has aligned with the 410ci sprint car series for the 2015 season. The Renegade Sprints will compete at the third-mile oval in Attica on April 3-4, June 19 and Sept. 4-5.

"We've been taking our time seeing how things played out," Attica Raceway Park General Manager Rex LeJeune said. "Due to recent events in the last week or so and getting word from a lot of the drivers that they wouldn't be coming to Attica for a lot of races, it'll be in the best interest of our fans to go in a different direction."

Easter Weekend will showcase the April 3-4 races known as the Spring Nationals.

"We're looking forward to a good relationship with the Renegade Sprints and bringing the best races we can to our race track," Attica Raceway Park Promoter John Bores said. "We're looking for a good 2015 as we kick off the season with two big days of our Spring Nationals."

June 19 was the slated Ohio Speedweek date and the Sept. 4-5 events are on Labor Day Weekend.

"From what we were reading and hearing they had a good turnout and the fans enjoyed the shows," LeJeune said of the Renegade Sprints events in 2014. "They did some creative things with the fans and the teams. The nucleus of drivers have been around our area for a long time and we want them to be a part of our race track."

Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms added that Attica Raceway Park is a boost for the series.

"They are huge in Ohio," he said. "It's sprint car country. Tracks were threatened to lose their Speedweek dates if they signed with the Renegade Sprints. I'm glad Attica came on board."

With the addition of Attica Raceway Park to Millstream Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Hilltop Speedway and Wayne County Speedway, the Renegade Sprints are in shape to put together a Speedweek.

"If Sharon Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Waynesfield Raceway Park or Eldora Speedway want to reach out then we'd be glad to talk," Helms said. "It is time to get Ohio on the same page. We're extending an offer to those tracks. Ohio deserves a Speedweek where everybody can come."

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5TH ANNUAL JERSEY RUSH AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

The 5th annual JERSEY RUSH presented will return to the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ on Tuesday night, August 25 and will carry a rain date on Wednesday night, August 26.

This very popular event will spotlight the 410 sprints and modifieds in a wildly popular double-header showcasing two premier divisions of dirt track racing.

Past 410 sprint winners of the JERSEY RUSH include two time winner JJ Grasso (2011 and 2013), 2012 winner Daryn Pitman and most recently, Ryan Smith captured the $5,000 pay day for the win in August of 2014.

In the modifieds, Billy Pauch dominated the event winning in 2011, 2013 and 2014 as Jimmy Horton took the modified win in 2012.

The JERSEY RUSH will again offer a pit-side Meet & Greet when race fans are invite into the pits from 5 to 6 PM on race night. In 2014, hundreds of race fans entered the pits to get a glimpse and autograph of their favorite driver and to view the high speed equipment before it enters competition for the night. Many race teams had free autographed photos and drivers and crew members alike would stop for special photo shoots with the fans. Many drivers were also selling their team shirts as well, making this a great interactive event for competitors and fans.

Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Past JERSEY RUSH Winners
2011
410 Sprints JJ Grasso
Modifieds  Billy Pauch

2012
410 Sprints  Daryn Pitman
Modifieds    Jimmy Horton

2013
410 Sprints  JJ Grasso
Modifieds   Billy Pauch

2014
410 Sprints  Ryan Smith
Modifieds   Billy Pauch

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