Thursday, January 29, 2015

The best B Mods in the Nation will open up at Humboldt Speedway in 2015 - Dayton Sutterby FinishLine Photography

The best B Mods in the Nation will open up at Humboldt Speedway in 2015 – Dayton Sutterby FinishLine Photography

January 26, 2015 – Officials with Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas are proud to announce the inaugural “Battle of the Bullring B-Mod Nationals, set for Wednesday through Saturday night, March 11-14, 2015, will now pay $8000 to win. Also, mandatory pre entry deadline is fast approaching for this event, with different rule packages drivers must commit to in order to compete.

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A former track owner and some legendary racers and fans made it a special day for Harold Patrick (a true fan and friend of dirt track racing).

A former track owner and some legendary racers and fans made it a special day for Harold Patrick (a true fan and friend of dirt track racing).

Yesterday at the Wyandotte BBQ in KCK a few friends got together to celebrate the birthday of Harold Patrick. Harold is longtime fan and sponsor of local dirt track racing. He has been under the weather lately and a little birthday celebration was just the thing he needed! It was great to see the support from the racing community on the lives and careers that Harold has touched. The gathering only solidified my feelings of why the sport of dirt track racing is so important to me.

Thanks to everyone that showed up. Harold! I hope you had a great birthday and a wonderful time. Great to see you again.

Prime LogoHere we are with a little over 3 weeks left to register for our Limited Modified Chassis Seminar and we have reached our maximum of 40 attendees! Ensuring the seminar remains small enough to answer each driver and crew members’ questions, we are only accepting the 40 prepaid registrants for Saturday’s Class. [click to continue…]

motorsportskc1Motorsports of KC welcomes the start of the 2015 racing season with our annual Customer Appreciation Sale. With the temperatures already bouncing off the 50’s and the Chili Bowl in the record books, it’s pretty easy to start thinking about unloading the race car and prioritizing the upgrades and repairs that need to be made for this new year of racing. [click to continue…]

BMP_8770INDIANA, Pa.-The United States Modified Touring Series has raced exclusively on American Racer tires since 2006, and with the signing of a new agreement with Race Tires America, Inc., the American Racer® brand will continue as the Official Tire of the USMTS through the 2020 season. [click to continue…]

simpsonWHEATLAND, MO (January 20th, 2015) – 2014 Lucas Oil MLRA Champion Chad Simpson and his Brinkman Motorsports team put together an amazingly consistent season culminating with the series championship. It was a first for the driver and team. Through the early part of the off-season the team hinted they would like to return, but remained non-committal until recently. Late last week on Simpson’s website, ChadSimpsonRacing.com he announced their plans to vie for a second straight Lucas Oil MLRA title. [click to continue…]

Rico Abreu top dog for another big race yet again! Mike Spivey Photo

Rico Abreu top dog for another big race yet again! Mike Spivey Photo

TULSA, Okla. (January 17, 2015) Saturday night at the Chili Bowl was one for the record books, as California’s Rico Abreu raced to his first triumph in the finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car owner, Keith Kunz, his first Golden Driller since 2002.

“I just tried to stay as patient as I could. You know the race is a not a long race, but it is a long race. For a few laps I just kind of got after it just to see where we were at and I hung with him [Bryan Clauson] pretty good,” commented Abreu about his pass for the lead. “I don’t know how hard he was racing, [click to continue…]

2014 Champ, Bryan Clauson, wins the Friday night qualifier. Chuck Stowe Photo

2014 Champ, Bryan Clauson, wins the Friday night qualifier. Chuck Stowe Photo

(Bryan Hulbert)TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2015) Picking up where he left off in 2014, Bryan Clauson led flag-to-flag in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature event. The only driver to lead start to finish in a preliminary A-Feature in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, the win is his third career preliminary night victory. [click to continue…]

Jerry Coons Jr. hustles at the Chili Bowl. Chuck Stowe Photo

Jerry Coons Jr. hustles at the Chili Bowl. Chuck Stowe Photo

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2015) Night three of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire saw one the Chili Bowl’s veterans claim victory, as Jerry Coons, Jr. hustled the highline to his third career prelim night victory

What will be the 16th A-Feature start for the Tucson, Ariz. native, this makes 12 consecutive years that Coons has made the cut for Saturday’s A-Feature. [click to continue…]

Lonnie Smith as a driver. Reed Bros Racing Photos

Lonnie Smith as a driver. Reed Bros Racing Photos

Silver Lake, KS – The message today is simple.

Funeral services for Lonnie Smith will be Monday, January 19th at 11:30 a.m. at Glenville Baptist Church at 4604 S. Seneca Street, Wichita. Gates open at 10:30, hotlaps at 11:00, races at 11:30. Casual Dress. Blue jeans and racing shirts welcome. There will be no viewing so just come to celebrate his life with us. [click to continue…]

Sanders Takes Wild West Win, Locals Still Doing Well

Rodney Sanders took the top honors Wed night at USR Raceway for the Wild West Shootout. Sanders drove from 5th to work his way to the front of the pack. Area racers are still faring well in Tucson. Chase Junghans finished just outside of the top 10 in 12th and Ryan Gustin came home in […]

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Abreu Stands Tall At Chili Bowl On Wednesday

TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2015) River Spirit Qualifying Night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire saw Keith Kunz Motorsports taking their second win in as many nights as California’s Rico Abreu stormed to his first career Preliminary Night victory. Asked about his mindset in the late stages of […]

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In The Pits Sad To Announce The Passing of Lonnie Smith

In The Pits is saddened to hear of the news this morning that one of the greats in local racing has passed, Lonnie Smith. Smith is a former racer and promoter (TORA) that will be remembered for being the fun loving, energetic individual that he was. Smith comes from a long family line of racing, […]

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Yung Money Dazzles On Night 1 of Chili Bowl

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2015) From disaster to triumph, following a Heat Race crash, Kyle Larson raced to three feature victories during Tuesday’s Warren Cat Qualifying Night. His third career Preliminary Night A-Feature victory, Larson won his C-Feature from sixth, the B-Feature from thirteenth, and finally the 25-lap A-Feature to lock himself […]

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Chad Clancy Unleashes The Rage In 2015

The rumor mill is hot about Chad Clancy, your USRA B-Mod National Point Champion and his plans for the 2015 Season. He will receive his championship trophy at the USRA Banquet on January 31st, 2015, but that title came with much scrutiny. Chad Clancy had the spotlight on him most of the 2014 season

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Jackson Wins $5K In Tucson, AZ!

It was another strong showing for area racers from the Midwest as Tony Jackson Jr. scored the win at the Wild West Shootout in Tucson, AZ. Jackson took home $5,000 for his efforts. Terry Phillips finished 5th, Chris Simpson 6th and Chase Junghans also finished with a top 10 in 10th.

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Junghans Scores a 3rd in AZ

Manhattan native, Chase Junghans, got his 2015 racing season off to an early start. Junghans garnered a 3rd place finish in the Wild West Shootout Late Model Feature at USA Raceway in Tucson, Az. Darrell Lanigan won the event, followed by Billy Moyer in 2nd and Junghans in 3rd.

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Lucas Oil Speedway and MLRA Hit the Road

Wheatland, MO (January 8th, 2014) – Lucas Oil Speedway and Lucas Oil MLRA Officials are gearing up for a busy slate of January trade shows prior to kicking off the on-track action in 2015. It all gets started this weekend with the Springfield Boat and RV Show. Other events include the 2015 Lucas Oil Chili […]

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