Friday, April 30, 2010

Solid Finish at VIR for TC Motorsports

Auburn, WA, April 30, 2010--After leading the race after the first round of pit stops, TC Motorsports drivers Ted Anthony, Jr. and Rick Edwards finished 15th in the Bosch 200 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Saturday, April 24, 2010. It is the best finish for the team in its fourth ever CTSCC start.

The 15th place finish is a vast improvement from the previous race just two weeks prior at Barber Motorsports Park in which the team finished 30th after completing only one green flag lap. Both the front and rear ends of the #14 Boss 302R needed to be repaired as a result of the damage sustained during the multi-car restart incident at Barber. With the help of Ford Racing, TC Motorsports repaired the damaged Boss 302R in the week between the two races.

This event was the team and drivers' first visit to picturesque VIR. The drivers finished 22nd and 9th in the two practice sessions, respectively, and Edwards qualified the car 25th out of 28 cars in the Grand Sport (GS) class.

At the start of the 2.5 hour race, Edwards drove smart and stayed clear of the typical first lap rubbing and bumping. During his stint, he raced from 28th to 14th. During the second yellow flag period of the race, Edwards pitted from 14th for tires, fuel, and to install Anthony in the car. Anthony rejoined the race in 21st.

Anthony then raced his way into the top five, running in 2nd for a number of laps and then as high as 1st. An off-track excursion while leading the race dropped Anthony to 6th. The team brought Anthony in for tires and fuel and rejoined the race in 18th and finished 15th.

Team Principal Carlo Sparacio said, "First of all, a big thanks to Ford Racing for helping us repair the #14 Boss 302R after the car was damaged at Barber. After our disappointing race at Barber, we're happy to have a solid finish at VIR. During our second stop we put on four new tires, which cost us a better finishing position. The Boss seems to wear through tires more than we'd like, so we're working towards getting the tire wear figured out and having an even better race at Lime Rock." The next CTSCC race is Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.

Watch, or set your DVR for, flag-to-flag coverage of the Bosch 200 this Saturday, May, at 1:00 pm Eastern (10:00 am Pacific) on SPEED.

Ups and Downs at VIR: Joey Atterbury

By: Mitchum_Motorsports

On: 4/30/2010 7:44 PM

Posted To: Continental Tire Challenge

Virginia International Raceway is still the most fun racetrack in America through my eyes. VIR is one of the fastest and most challenging tracks we visit driving in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Round 4 certainly had its ups and downs for the Mitchum Motorsports camp, campaigning the #62 Riley Tech. Camaro GS.R.

The promoter test day was first up on the schedule for the weekend and I was eager to get back in the Camaro after a successful weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. We had just earned our first Top10 of the season and had a good vibe going to Round 4. The test day was littered with wrecks and was very difficult to get a clean lap where we could properly address the setup we had on the car.

Due to several black flag conditions and limited track time with getting co-driver Devin Cates up to speed, I had to rely on data to prepare for the first official practice of the weekend on Friday morning. By studying data and a few more car setup changes made by the crew, I was able to put the car P7 in Practice 1 with the fastest time we turned all weekend.

The first session went well and we made some great data traces to study for qualifying and the race. We used this to our advantage and presented it for Devin to study and get ready for qualifying which was just shortly after lunch. Qualifying is only 15 minutes and Devin managed to set his fastest lap of the weekend and placed the car 19th for the start of the VIR 200.

Race day was upon us and we were at the track early in the morning to meet and greet the fans. At every GRAND-AM event we have a fan-walk, which is a great way for us to show our new 2010 Riley Tech Camaro to the public and let the fans get up close and personal with the car, crew and drivers. After the fan walk it was time for the race!

Devin got off to a great start and picked up several positions through the first few laps of the race. Unfortunately some contact with a BMW sent us off track and hard into the tires, heavily damaging the right side of the car. Devin carried on and we were able to time our driver change with the first full course caution. The car was driving relatively straight given the amount of damage to the right side and was stable enough to keep racing to get some points for the event. We were able to climb up to P9 before we experienced some mechanical issues. Unfortunately about 15 minutes into my stint the transmission failed causing us to push the car back behind the wall and call it a weekend.

It was a disappointing finish to what was shaping up to be a great weekend for the Mitchum Motorsports team. The crew and drivers have their work cut out for them in the next few weeks to be prepared for Round 5 at Lime Rock Park, but we will be there ready to race. I’m looking forward to getting back in the car and proving what we can do!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — (April 28, 2010) Professional athletes have to excel wherever their sport takes them: at home or on the road, in small venues and large. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have preferences.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Tayler Malsam is no exception.

“Any mile-and-a-half track, those are my favorites,” the 21-year-old from Sammamish, Wash., said recently. “I’ve run Kansas Speedway the most of all those tracks, but this time it’s going to be different — I know we’re bringing a very fast truck.”

After a month layoff, Malsam and the NASCAR truck series return to action this Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Part 250 at Kansas Speedway. The race will be broadcast on SPEED beginning with the NCWTS Setup Show at 9:30 a.m. (PT) with the green flag slated to fall at 10:15 a.m.

Sunday’s event at Kansas Speedway is the fifth of 25 for the 2010 season, and the first of a string of fast tracks that the series will visit in the coming weeks. With the high-banked Dover International Speedway (May 14) and 1.5-mile ovals in Charlotte, N.C. (May 21) and Texas (June 4) on the horizon, the Northwest native hopes to rebound from some early-season disappointments.

“I’m looking forward to getting to those tracks,” said Malsam, who races for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the No. 56 Toyota Tundra. “But, I think we’ve run well everywhere so far — we were good at Martinsville — but it depends on luck as much as me.”

In three of four races this season, that luck hasn’t gone Malsam’s way. A blown tire with two laps to go cost Malsam a solid top-10 finish at the half-mile in Martinsville, Va., and he was the victim of other drivers’ mistakes at Daytona and Atlanta. Malsam’s 17th-place finish in the series’ most recent event on April 2 at Nashville — the first victory as a team owner for Malsam’s boss, NASCAR star Kyle Busch — was the first time this season that he didn’t run near the front of the field.

Qualifying near the front will be critical at Kansas Speedway, which has 15-degree banking in the turns. The nine previous NASCAR truck series races there have been won by drivers starting in the first 10 positions. There have been no repeat winners. Malsam started 10th and finished 11th in last year’s race, which was won by Mike Skinner, one of three drivers to have won the race from the outside of the first row.

The O’Reilley Auto Parts 250 marks a rare Sunday race for the NASCAR truck series, which is paired with the Indy Racing League at Kansas. The IRL Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 will be run at 10:30 a.m. (PT) on Saturday with ABC providing the telecast.

With Busch in Richmond, Va., racing with NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, Brian Ickler will drive the No. 18 Toyota for KBM at Kansas. Busch may fly out to Kansas for the truck race.

“Whether he’s there or not, it doesn’t change the situation,” Malsam said with a laugh. “He’ll still be looking over our shoulder and if you’re not fast, you’ll hear from him on Monday.”

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Monday, April 26, 2010





Minegar Racing Dealt Challenge in RMCS Opener

Minegar Racing Two-Car Effort Sidelined at Magic Valley Speedway

BOISE, IDAHO (April 25, 2010) Minegar Racing team owner Pat Minegar is the most successful owner in the history of the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series having fielded a car in every series event since inception. He has more wins, top five and top ten finishes, and has scored more Fast Time awards as an owner and while most of the team's success has come with his nephew Dave Minegar behind the wheel, he has operated a second team for the past three seasons.

Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho, the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series was set for round one of their ten race campaign. Pat Minegar had planned to run only one car in the race but he cut a a deal at the last moment putting Jonathon Gomez in a second Minegar Racing car.

Two-time RMCS champion Dave Minegar of Boise had a lot of excitement and expectations heading into the 75-lap race Saturday night in search of a third series title. His excitement was dashed early in the race after a stuck throttle ended his night on lap 37. Gomez parked his mount 20 laps later after contact on a restart closed the grill opening causing his car to overheat.

"It is a tough way to start the season," Dave Minegar explained. "I am really disappointed but this team never quits and works very hard to put a first-class effort together. We certainly have our work cut out for us over the next two weeks."

Minegar's finish puts him 13th in the standings, 87 points out of the lead. "We have a hole to dig out of but we will do it," Minegar offered. "Our team, like our sponsor BodyBuilding.Com, is tough, resilient, and prepared. We always run great at RMR so our focus really shifts to getting our car prepared to race and I look forward to the next event."

The next event for Dave Minegar and Minegar Racing is Saturday, May 8 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley Utah where Minegar has scored two wins and seven top five finishes in 19 starts.

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Quale Triumphant to Open RMCS Campaign

Veteran Competitor and Multi-Time MVS Track Champ Wins First RMCS Feature

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (April 25, 2010) The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series opened up its seventh campaign Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho and it was local multi-time MVS track champion Bruce Quale (Dish Network/Quale's Electronics Chevrolet) who stole the show and dominated the 75-lap main event to score his first career RMCS victory on a cold and windy Spring evening. Quale edged Las Vegas, Nevada's Thane Alderman by just .092 seconds at the finish line with Brett Thompson making his first ever RMCS start crossing the finish line third. Steve Jones and Dylan Caldwell rounded out the five finishers.

2007 RMCS champion John Newhouse heated up the action earlier in the evening topping the qualifying charts scoring his first Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award of the season and fourth of his career with a quick lap of 14.600 seconds around the tricky 1/3-mile paved oval. Steve Jones, Jonathon Gomez, Brett Thompson, and Dave Minegar rounded out the top five qualifiers in the 18-car field. Quale qualified eighth and would start eighth in the race.

The RMCS inverts the qualifying order for each event (heat races, main events) and awards qualifying points, heat race finish points, and passing points in the feature races to ensure the greatest level of competition providing passing and action for the fans. Heat race victories were claimed by Bruce Quale, Dylan Caldwell, and Jonathon Gomez who put a deal together Friday afternoon to drive a second entry out of the Minegar racing stable owned by Pat Mineger.

With the invert set, Eric Rhead started from the pole position and lead the first eleven circuits before Joe Miller took the point on lap 12. Miller led the next 19 laps before Quale took over the lead and never looked back.

Quale had moved up to the fourth position by lap 10 and then into third on lap 18. He continued his march forward moving into the second position on lap 20 and finally into the lead on lap 32.

All the while, the fast qualifiers were working their way to the front from the tail end of the field. Fast qualifier Newhouse had moved up to the seventh position by the midway point only to have his progress halted after contact with Caldwell. Newhouse lost a couple of spots but only managed to climb back up to the sixth position where he finished.

The Minegar racing duo of Minegar and Gomez had fast cars and got as high as fifth in the running before falling out of the event. Minegar had a stuck throttle ending his night and Gomez pulled his ride into the pits when it started to overheat.

With the action sorting itself out over the middle portion of the race, the top six in the running order put on a great show for the fans running nose to tail over the closing 30 laps with Quale leading Alderman, Thompson, Jones, Caldwell, and Newhouse to the finish line. Kris McKean, Travis Monett, Eric Rhead, and Russell Butler rounded out the top ten finishes in round one of the ten race championship series.

"I am so excited to finally win one of these RMCS races," Quale stated from victory lane. "I have won a lot of races over the years but not one of these. These guys are the best drivers around and to finally get to victory lane is amazing. Thane (Alderman) was a lot faster than me off the corners and I thank him a lot for racing me clean. That is what is great about this series; the guys will race you really hard but race you clean. Man what a great night."

For his part, finishing second is a big win after a disappointing season in 2009. "I love this series," Alderman explained. "That is why I travel from Vegas to each of the events. This is absolutely the best racing around with some of the best racers anywhere. Mike Minegar runs the series and races the way it ought to be run. It is just a lot of fun to race here. I gave Bruce a run and hit him a few times but I wasn't going to rough him up to the point of spinning. Congratulations to Bruce on the win."

Making his first start in the RMCS and finishing third was Brett Thompson out of nearby Jerome, Idaho. "I am really happy with a third place finish at Magic Valley," Thompson said. "My goal was a top five and we accomplished that. My hats off to Will Harris and the entire crew for working so hard at the shop and here at the track. They put the car back together after the incident in the heat race and it was solid all race. I can't wait until we go to Salt Lake in two weeks."

Kris McKean claimed the A1 Heating & Air Conditioning $100 Bonus, with Newhouse grabbing the Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award. Rhead, Miller, and Quale all earned the ESI Express Lap Leader Bonus of $5 per lap led. Four of the top finishers started outside the top ten with all of the top five finishers starting outside the top five.

Steve Jones emerges as the early point leader heading into round two followed by Quale, Alderman, Thompson, and Newhouse. The next event for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday, May 8 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley, Utah.

The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series around the country. The top 20 qualifiers are inverted for every race putting fast time in the 20th starting position. This format ensures race fans see what they paid for and that is passing. Each driver is awarded three points per position gained in the event. Points are also awarded for qualifying and heat race finishes. Through the history of the series, the winning driver has averaged a 15th place starting position. To ensure competition, the RMCS pays it purse based on total point accumulation for the event and provides several special performance awards for each event.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Minegar Ready to Start RMCS Season

After Long Layoff, Two-Time Champ Set to Challenge for Third Title

BOISE, IDAHO (April 22, 2010) Tom Petty penned the lyric that 'the waiting is the hardest part'. For Dave Minegar of Boise, Idaho, the wait was nine months before he could get back behind the wheel of his racecar in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series after a devastating crash sidelined the 30-year competitor last season.

A lot can happen during a layoff. Passion for the sport could change. New opportunities could open up. Life could just be a bit different. All of those things rang true for Mineger as he and his wife Heidi welcomed their first child (Ethan) to the team last August. His professional career exploded with new opportunities, and his passion for racing if anything, burns brighter.

Last weekend he turned his first practice laps in his new car and it was like no time had passed. "It felt really good to drive the car again," Minegar offered. "I didn't know how much I missed it. The car was awesome and felt great. We didn't change anything from our set up in the shop; we just logged laps."

Minegar's championship quest gets underway this Saturday night, April 24 at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho for round one of the ten race series. He has won three times at the tricky 1/3-mile paved oval with his last triumph coming in May of 2008. And while winning is usually the measure of a driver, competing in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series offers a different benchmark.

The series utilizes a 20-car invert putting the fast qualifier in time trials at the rear of the field to start the main event. And for most of his RMCS career, Minegar has started at the rear of the field as he holds 21 career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Awards. Throughout his career he has had an average starting position of 17th in every RMCS event and of his 51 career series starts, 40 have resulted in top ten finishes.

"This is a tough series to win in but the format makes you a better driver," Minegar said. "Racing through an invert is all I have ever known and I know it produces the kind of side-by-side racing action the fans love." returns for the ninth year of their partnership with Minegar Racing. "The folks at are an awesome sponsor and dedicated to our success," Minegar said. "I am also thrilled to have MusclePharm and Optimum Nutrition join the team this season."

Craig Bell is trading in his helmet this season and taking on the role of crew chief. "I am real excited about having Craig as my crew chief this year," Minegar said. "Most all the team is back this season but we will be missing the backbone of our crew as "Big" Dave Earl is battling cancer. He hopes to rejoin the team this summer after he completes his chemo treatments."

Minegar racing is sponsored by, Redline, Gaspari Nutrition, Supreme Nutrition, MusclePharm, Optimum Nutrition, A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning, Lennox, and Dillon Auto Craft. Minegar enters his seventh season in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and is a two-time series champion (06, 08) with 51 career starts, six wins, 21 top five and 40 top ten finishes along with twenty (21) career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Awards and most career money won.

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Thursday, April 22, 2010) - The action continues to pick up at ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned series this weekend. Here is what is happening.


Mother Nature prevented the season opener this past Saturday night, so they will try it again this Saturday night. Sprints, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Hornets are on the docket. Racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m.


The second half of season-opening action at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway takes place Saturday with the Sprintcar Season Opener featuring the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints, Pepsi Sprintcars, Mini Stocks and Domino's Legends. New fast-time records are coming after the quarter-mile oval's dynamic changed with more banking and new pavement. Current record-holders Sierra Jackson of Middleton, Idaho (11.297 seconds in the Winged Sprints), Johnny Giesler of Meridian (13.166 in Non-winged, now known as Pepsi Sprintcars), Ray Bolinger of Meridian (15.565 in Mini Stocks) and Travis Anderson of Boise (15.197 in Legends) are expected to open their pursuit of more hardware.


It will be an another exciting of racing this Saturday night as the Late Models will be competing in a $2,000 to win race. Also in action are the Pro Stocks, Super 4's, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00 p.m.


It will be a busy night of racing this Saturday night with the Foothills Toyota Tundra Racing Series - Round II. The 410, 360, Sportsman Sprint Cars will be in action plus the Outlaw Hornets. Grandstands open at 5:30 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.


The 45th Annual Season Opener is this Saturday Night. The first weekly event of the 2010 season will feature Late Models, Sportsman, Hornets, Youth Hornets and Bump to Pass. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with racing getting underway at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kyle Busch Motorsports - Seattle Radio interview - Sponsorship & Racing

Kyle Busch Motorsports has released this video, which was taken during Tayler Malsam and Kyle Busch' interview early last week at the KJR studio. Enjoy!

Pastrana, Mirra, Comrie-Picard and Rally America at Pacific Grand Prix, Charity Race for Ronald McDonald House

KENT, Wash. (April 19, 2010) – Pacific Grand Prix will proudly host the biggest stars of the Rally America Championship Series on April 22nd, just prior to the Olympus Rally event later that weekend. Subaru Rally Team USA drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra along with NOS Energy Drink driver Andrew Comrie-Picard and others will be on hand to promote the Olympus Rally round of this National Series. A press stage will take place utilizing the .8 mile, 14 turn PGP asphalt course and just prior to the completion of one-lap the Rally drivers will be diverted and will launch their cars up the 50-foot high embankment that surrounds the facility onto a temporary dirt course that encompasses the grounds.

In addition, a public charity function in support of the Ronald McDonald House will pit 12 lucky spectators against the likes of Pastrana and other Rally professionals on hand including Mirra, Comrie-Picard, Van Way, Keeney, Cavett and the National Guard sponsored entry of Mark Fox, to name a few. This Mini Grand Prix special event will utilize the full PGP circuit as well as the fleet of high performance Birel Rental race karts. It isn’t often that the public has a chance to race with such an exciting group of X-treme drivers. A donation of $5.00 will go to the Ronald McDonald House for each chance to have your name drawn as one of the 12 to compete. This is a lot of fun, it is for a great cause and it should not be missed.

NOS Energy Drink will be on hand with the Need For Speed – Shift Video game “Road to Formula D” promotion. Games 2 U will also have an interactive display set up and the factory teams will have the full transport support centers out on display. Hammer Nutrition will have their new race transport on site along with a display of their endurance products.

There will be some alternative motorsports taking part in some exhibition events that showcase just some of the uses that the PGP Motorsports Complex so uniquely supports. These will include Drifting, Supermoto motorcycles, Lapping with exotic street cars and Shifter Karts.

Basic schedule of events:

Press Stage Rally Event from 2:30-4 p.m.
Autograph session with Rally America drivers from 4-5 p.m.
On track exhibition of Lapping in exotic cars, Shifter Karts, Supermoto and Drifting from 4-5 p.m.
Ronald McDonald House Charity Grand Prix starts at 5 p.m.

Press stages will be open to the public allowing fans and media an additional up close opportunity to catch the rally action first hand. Admission is free of charge.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

One Green Flag Lap for TC Motorsports at Barber

Auburn, WA, April 16, 2010--TC Motorsports finished 30th after completing only one green flag lap in the #14 Boss 302R after a multi-car incident during a restart at last weekend's Barber 200 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The 30th place finish for Ted Anthony, Jr. and Rick Edwards is a major disappointment to the team, which has been improving its finishes since making its debut in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) in January; the team finished 31st and 19th in the first two races of the season, respectively.

The drivers and car showed speed from the very first practice session of the event, where they finished 7th. During subsequent practice sessions, the team worked through some engine cooling issues with the #14 Boss 302R. This type of work was not surprising given that the Barber event was only the team's second race with the car. Once all of the bugs were worked out, Edwards showed a solid qualifying performance by setting his personal best lap time to put the #14 Boss 302R 17th for the start of Saturday's race.

Team Principal Carlo Sparacio said about the race, "We were really looking forward to this event because we had two wins at this track last year in Mustang Challenge. The drivers and team are extremely disappointed that our race was cut short due to some bad luck on the first restart of the race. The best we can tell is that someone up front brake checked the field, which created a chain-reaction pileup that took a bunch of good cars out of contention for the race. Right now, our heads are down and we're working hard to have the car ready for VIR."

The next CTSCC race is next Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. Get up to the minute updates and special offers from the team by becoming a fan on Facebook and following the team (@tcmotorsports) on Twitter!

Watch, or set your DVR for, flag-to-flag coverage ofthe Barber 200 this Saturday, April 17, at 3:00 pm Eastern (12:00 pm Pacific) on SPEED.

Opening Night at Grays Harbor Raceway

04/14/2010 By George Wade

The 2010 racing season gets under way at the ASA track member Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday Night at the fast 3/8’s clay oval located at the Fairgrounds in Elma, Washington. Local divisions taking to the track for their first points race of the year, include Whitney’s Auto Group 360 ASCS Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, and the Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks.

All the 2010 Grays Harbor Raceway Champions will be back to defend their titles including, four time Sprint Car Champion Glenn Borden Jr. from Raymond, two first time champions, Montesano’s Josh Muller in the Shipwreck Beads Modified division and Snohomish driver Seth Hespe in the Triple X Ford Focus Division. As well Aberdeen’s Zack Simpson will be going for his fourth straight Cut Rate Hobby Stock Championship, Simpson looks to join Mike Zvano and Elma Auto Racing Fall of Famer George Wixon as the only drivers who have won four straight championships at Grays Harbor Raceway. GHR will add a new champion in 2010 as there will be a Non Wing Sprint Car Champion for the four non wing events.

In an effort to bring more excitement back to GHR in 2010, double file restarts will be used in the Modified, Midget, Hobby Stock and Hornet divisions this year. The leader will start on the front row alone, with all other drivers lined up double file. There will be no more cone on the front straight, on all restarts passing will begin when you pass the chalk line in turn four.

Highlights for the 2010 season at the fast high banked 3/8’s mile clay oval considered by many as the top facility on the West Coast, includes the 2nd annual three day Little Creek Casino Resort Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Dirt Series that starts on Thursday July 15th, , Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17th for the running of the 4rd Annual Fred Brownfield Memorial race. Thursday will feature the North West Wingless Tour Sprint Cars and Midgets, while Friday and Saturday will include the best ASCS Drivers in the country along with the Triple X For Focus Midgets.

The Rolling Thunder Big Rig Racing Series will make their second appearance at Grays Harbor Raceway on July 24th, this event was one of the biggest attended events at Grays Harbor Raceway in 2009 as these diesel pushing Warriors put on a excellent show.
The 11th Annual Shipwreck Beads Modified Nationals will run on Friday July 30st and July 30th, that will see the top Modified drivers on the West Coast vie for the biggest Modified event in the Northwest. Friday night will feature qualifying and heat races that will determine starting spots for Saturday Night’s features, highlighting Friday will be the Pete Muller Logging Race of Champions that will include former Nationals winners and track champions. Saturday night will feature Main events and Last Chance races.
The DAA Northwest Spec Dirt Late Models Mountain Dew/AMP Energy 50’s will be here forr two shows, the first on June 19th and the second on August 28th. The Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby/Street Stock Challenge that will feature two races at each Grays Harbor Raceway on these dates, as well as two races May 29th and August 7th at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks. Each race will pay $500 to win with an overall points Champion.

The highlight of the year as always will be the BIG E Weekend Open Wheel Extravaganza presented by the Lucky Eagle Casino on Labor Day Weekend, featuring three big nights of open wheel action. Staring off on Saturday, September 4th as the North West Wingless Tour Sprint Cars and Midgets make their third appearance of the year Grays Harbor Sunday, September 5th will see the ASCS Northwest Region event named the Night Before The Big One along with the Triple X Ford Focus Midgets and on Monday, September 7th the race everybody waits for all year along, the World of Outlaws, featuring the best 410 Sprint Cars Drivers in the world again backed by the Triple X Ford Focus Midgets. Sunday will also feature the second annual Elma Auto Racing Fall of Fame Induction Ceremony that will start at 1:00 pm

New and exciting events for 2010 include a Domino Car Jump on May 22nd by Mr. Dizzy, Fair Night on August 14th will include Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Hornets and a Bus Domino highlighted by a Fireworks Show.

August 21st will see something totally new at Grays Harbor Raceway as Extreme Night hits the Raceway with Monster Trucks, Extreme Motorcycles and Mud Drags.

September 25 will feature the Eve of Destruction Demolition Derby, a Bus Jump and Fireworks.

Other highlights include the two day ASCS Northwest Region event on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 29rd and Sunday May 30th, this will be a big tune up as the top ASCS drivers in the Northwest will have their only stop at GHR before the National event in July. The North West Wingless Tour will make two other stops at GHR in 2010 on July 12th and September 18th. The annual Whitney’s Auto Group Fireworks Spectacular will be on July 10th , as fans get to see the biggest fireworks display in the harbor.

Championship Night for all Classes will end on September 11th as all classes will be in action for Trophy Dashes and Main Events.
Bulldog Trailers located in Chehalis will once again be a big part of the Raceway as for the third year in a row they will be giving a trailer away in the Hobby Stock division, to be eligible you must run 80% of the races and attend the 2010 banquet.

Triple X will be the class sponsor for the Ford Focus Midget Division at Grays Harbor Raceway, which will be referred to as the Triple X Ford Focus Midgets.

As part of their sponsorship, Triple X will give a new chassis away at the 2010 Championship Awards Banquet, to be eligible to win the chassis, competitors must run a Triple X sticker on their car, finish in the top ten in points or compete in 80% of the scheduled races and attend the 2010 Championship Awards Banquet.

Start times are a little different this year as the front gate will open at 4:30 pm, time trials at 5:30 pm, with racing to start at 6:30 pm.

For more information please go to or call the Raceway office at 360 482- 4374

Thursday, April 15, 2010


American Speed Association PR
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Thursday, April 15, 2010) - The list is getting longer as more ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned series kick off their 2010 season this weekend. Here is a glimpse to what is happening this weekend. If you are near one of these events, take the time to check it out as "We Build Champions" for 2010.


The 2010 racing season gets under way at the ASA track member Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday Night at the fast 3/8's clay oval located at the Fairgrounds in Elma, Washington. Local divisions taking to the track for their first points race of the year, include Whitney's Auto Group 360 ASCS Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, and the Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks.
Start times are a little different this year as the front gate will open at 4:30 pm, time trials at 5:30 pm, with racing to start at 6:30 pm.


Join us as we kick off our 56th season. Enjoy the Foothills Toyota Tundra Racing Series with the 410 Sprints, 360 Sprints, Sportsman Sprints and the Outlaw Hornets.
Ticket gates open at 5:45pm, racing at 7:00pm.

To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based American Speed Association call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to For news and information from all the racetracks and regional tours involved in the ASA, visit

ASA®, ASA Racing®, and American Speed Association® are registered trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. ASA International, LLC and Racing Speed Associates, LLC are not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series, LLC.

Joey Atterbury‏: Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Round 3 at Barber Motorsports Park

Joey Atterbury

I’ve been looking forward to racing at Barber since I heard how amazing it was from several friends and competitors. When I arrived at the track early Wednesday morning for the test day I couldn’t believe my eyes. I love tracks such as VIR, Mid-Ohio and Road America, but Barber Motorsports Park is truly the top step on this list. Everything from the entry road to the paddock is perfect, then your eyes wander to the perfectly manicured grass and amazing art that fills the entire facility. I couldn’t wait to get on track!

Wednesday’s test day included several on track sessions. The #6.2 Camaro needed a bit of help to run smoothly around the tight and twisty track here in Alabama, but Mitchum Motorsports did a fantastic job and we were able to consistently drop time and become more competitive as the day went on. We ended the day with smiles all around as we set our fast lap of the day in our last session. Time to nut & bolt the car and get ready for the race weekend mayhem!

A huge thunderstorm had moved into Birmingham early Thursday morning and there was heavy rain through lunchtime. As everyone was hiding inside we were patiently waiting to see how the track was drying with the sunshine that was slowly coming through the rain clouds. My teammate Devin Cates did a quick reconnaissance lap and confirmed the track was not dry enough so we let the competition dry the track for us. It was a smart decision by the team as several cars ended up spinning and causing a mess while we waited for our time to shine.

The yellow flags came and went and it was finally dry enough to send Devinout. He got comfortable in the car quickly and consistently picked up time throughout the run. Throughout the entire day, we continued to fine tune the car setup knowing that qualifying was the next morning

Perfect conditions were upon us for the last practice session of the weekend, it was a cool sunny morning and the facility showed its true beauty Friday morning. I was able to set our fastest lap of the weekend in Practice 3 and ended P12 in the session. Then it was time to get Devin ready for qualifying just a short hour or so later. Devin took to the track in the 2010 Riley Tech Camaro for his first qualifying session of the season and turned his fastest lap of the weekend. We would be starting 27th overall –, dang those Mustangs and M3’s are fast!

Race day was upon us and we had our work cut out for us, starting P27 we had to work through the field to earn a good finish. Devin kept the car clean throughout his stint in the car and brought it to me in 23rd position. I knew that we had a car that would be strong in the middle of the stint and that’s exactly where I pushed it. Through several yellow flags and hazardous wrecks I was able to overtake and work my way up to a respectable 10th place before the checker flew and the Barber 200 had come to a close.

This was my first Top10 finish in Grand-Am and I couldn’t be happier. Mitchum Motorsports did a fantastic job in getting the car up to speed and Devin Cates did what he needed to do and gave me a clean car to finish the race strong. With this being only my 3rd Grand-Am race I am completely amazed at how far we have come with this new Camaro while competing against the best teams in North America. I look forward to Round 4 at Virginia International Raceway, a track that I have some more experience at having competed there last year in the VW TDI Cup.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Kahne set for Hendrick move -

Kahne set for Hendrick move -

Racing on TV: April 15-18 -

Racing on TV: April 15-18 -

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kahne going to Hendrick in '12; next season uncertain

By David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM
April 13, 2010
06:19 PM EDT

Kasey Kahne is bound for Hendrick Motorsports -- but not until 2012.

The current driver of the No. 9 Ford, who will not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports next season, has signed with NASCAR's most successful organization with an eye toward piloting the team's No. 5 car in 2012, NASCAR.COM has learned. What Kahne will do next season is still to be determined.

KahneKahne was at an appearance in San Francisco on Tuesday, and through a spokesperson had no comment. Hendrick officials also declined comment.

NASCAR limits teams to four cars, and all of Hendrick's current drivers -- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- are signed through the 2011 campaign. Last year Martin signed a two-year extension that ends after the 2011 season, the conclusion of which opens the door for Kahne to join an organization that has won nine championships at NASCAR's highest level.

Kahne's plans for next season, though, are still unclear. One certainty is he won't be returning to RPM, which announced earlier Tuesday that the driver had informed the team he would not renew his contract.

Kahne has been with the organization, which started as Evernham Motorsports, since he entered NASCAR's top level in 2004. After a tumultuous 2009 season that saw him win two races but finish 10th in the Chase, he said he would let RPM's performance dictate whether he would remain at the only home he's ever known at the Cup level.

Evidently, seven races were enough. Kahne is 26th in points heading into this week's event at Texas Motor Speedway.

"Kasey is a very talented driver, and I have enjoyed watching him race," team co-owner Richard Petty said in a statement released by RPM. "We all wish him nothing but the best and hope he succeeds in anything he chooses to do."

"Drivers like Kasey Kahne are the very reason we got into this sport," team co-owner George Gillett added. "Kasey has helped us get to where we are today. We wish him well in his future however we have the rest of this season to race together and we're looking forward to a successful remainder of the year."

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Safety Solutions, Safety Tip of the Month

Choose a Polyester seat belt.

There are two types of seat belt materials in the market place in the United States, Nylon and Polyester. While nylon is not even legal for use in your passenger car and hasn't been since the mid 60's, SFI does allow it to be used in racing. Nylon has some inherent problems that make it less desirable than Polyester.


The US Military has done studies on seat belts and have proven that at the end of two years the seat belt is at 13% of its original strength!


Nylon also gets weaker from moisture. It attracts moisture. What does that mean to you? If you're a dirt racer, every time you wash the car you are making the belts weaker. Even if you're not washing the belts, they are attracting humidity out of the air, making them weaker.


Nylon has a 15-20% stretch rate. This allows the driver to come out of the seat increased distances, allowing the driver to hit things like the cage, steering wheel, maybe the wall or any number of things that shouldn't be hit by a driver. This movement can cause over rotation, which can contribute to possible injuries of the back. Polyester is from 5 to 12% elongation providing better control.

Safety Solutions Seat belts excel in testing by only being made out of the finest components. By using smaller forged hardware, a special blend of polyester blend of webbing and special sew patterns we are able to set our selves aprat from the competition. You will notice a high level of detail on each set you install in your race car to make sure you are only getting the best quality seat belt on the market. Order a set today and feel the difference!

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K&N Pro Series West race from Roseville CA today on Speed
Today the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race from Roseville CA will be on Speed Channel at 3:00pm PST. Watch for Gary Lewis driving the white 09 SEFNCO Communications, Montana Raceway Park, The Sign Factory USA Monte Carlo SS.
The West Series enters its 56th season in 2009. This series, which competes in Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Arizona, has been a proving ground for the region’s top drivers for the past five decades. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series star Kevin Harvick was the 1998 West Series champion and NEXTEL Cup Series diver Brendan Gaughan was a two-time series champion in 2000-2001.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


American Speed Association PR
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Wednesday, April 7, 2010) - For the third year in a row, Speednet Direct based out of Crystal River, FL will be busy tabulating the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Championship. Three years ago, Speednet along ASA created a propriety formula to help decide the National Champion.

What makes the formula unique, is that it is not simply based on where a driver finishes in an event. It is multiple factors what make up the unique average that will determine who will win the tryout with Joe Gibbs Racing.

"When Dennis and I sat down to create this formula, we wanted to make sure that it helps the tracks create some of the most exciting racing at their track," Kevin Spiddle, President of Speednet Direct said. "Along with that each track must have at least 14 events to have an equal shot with the other ASA Member Tracks."

When asked what some of those factors are, Spiddle gave a list but quickly said this is in no particular order as to what weighs more over the other. Some of those factors are: feature finishing position, feature wins, feature positions improved (cars passed), car count, number of events, and season points champion.

In order for the formula to work correctly for a competitor, they must have at least 14 events on record in order to get an accurate average and they must also be the track champion for 2010. The drivers in the top division at each eligible track will be in the running for the championship.

Since the inception of the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Championship many track promoters have done their part to help their drivers get the opportunity of a lifetime. They now focus on making sure they have at least 14 events and some have increased the inversion of their feature event so their top drivers can earn more passing points. Which, in the end, gives the fans from great entertaining and exciting racing as they watch their fast drivers work their way to the front of the field.

"In our first two years, the formula has worked very well in two areas," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "The first is that the best driver has won the championship and the second is that it has been very close and competitive. It's fascinating to watch is how the standings shift when we reach drivers reach 14 events, some who haven't been at the top start showing up and it makes it very interesting to watch."

In 2008, Cary Stapp of ASA Member Track Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, TX was crowned the first National Champion. He won the championship over Linny White of ASA Member Track Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, CA. Stapp had an average of 5.1794 to White's 5.0947.

Last year, Tommy Cloce won the National Championship over Clint LaFont of Thunderhill. Cloce had an average of 5.0893 where LaFont had an average of 5.0300.

The championship will come to a close on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at midnight.

ASA will announce when the 2010 standings will start to be posted at

Drivers eligible for the National Championship must race weekly at an ASA Member Track along with being the 2010 track champion.

Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, sponsor of the American Speed Association National Short Track National Championship, is the same oil developed and used by Joe Gibbs Racing. The team sells the oil so racers across the country can have access to the latest technology in racing lubricants.

Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs - a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame - JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships and more than 80 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.

The ASA Member Track program is composed of dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to For news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA, visit

ASA™, ASA Racing™ and American Speed Association® are trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. Racing Speed Associates, LLC is not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series, LLC.





Tuesday, April 6, 2010

HayWire Racing Still Looking To Get Started

Tacoma, Washington –
4-6-2010 – After rain played the spoiler on the opening day of the 2010 racing season at Southsound Speedway, the HayWire Racing team are still looking to get started on their 2010 plans.

This weekend brings the next chance to kick off the racing season as the small family run team heads to Southsound Speedway with their newest addition, the #29 Pacific Northwest Motor Freight / Airflow Systems / Pacific Rubber / Western Trailer Repair / Brake & Clutch Supply Buick Regal and rookie driver Donny Engh. With the goal of “Rookie-of-the-Year” in the Street Stock division in sight, the HayWire Racing team will be looking to start the season off on the right foot, literally. Having made the pre season testing sessions, the team and their new rookie driver took the opportunity to dial in the car and let the driver find his groove. Things have been a slow improvement for both car and driver and the team looks to continue that progress.

With good weather in the forecast, the 2010 racing season looks to get started for HayWire Racing this weekend, April 10th. Be sure to be there to witness the debut of the newest addition to the team and their newest driver as they take aim at the Street Stock division at Southsound Speedway in Tenino, Washington.

For up to date news, information and complete coverage contact:

HayWire Motorsports

14711 12th Ave E, Suite B

Tacoma, Wa. 98445

Or visit the HayWire Racing website at -

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Monday, April 5, 2010

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20 Questions with David Jurca

Who is David Jurca? That's what we wanted to know.
So we asked him 20 questions, so you could get to know him a little better.

1. Name the race series you have competed in so far.
There are almost too many to list, but some of the key ones of my career include: CIK European Championships, Stars of Karting, SKUSA ProMoto Tour, Florida Winter Tour, NW Region 6 Gold Cup, Westwood Karting Association, Formula Dodge National Championship, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, Cooper Tires Formula SCCA National Championship, and Red Bull F1 Driver Search.

2. Coke or Pepsi?

3. I feel you fall into a group I like to call the "NW Young Guns". Do you think that fits & who else would you say falls into that group?
I like to think I fit in to the category. My passion for racing is still as high as it has ever been and I continue to do my best to stay sharp and compete at events with high levels of competition. I have done my fair share of local, national, and international racing and have competed on a yearly basis since I was 8 years old. I am now 24.

Another driver who might fit into this category includes my roommate Ben Petter who I grew up racing against in karting. He has since moved on to midgets and is the current midget champion in the local NW series.

4. Who's your racing hero?
My racing hero is most definitely Ayrton Senna.

5. If you could win any race, which one would it be?
In karting, it would be the SuperPro category at the SKUSA Supernationals as long as it continues to draw Formula One drivers such as Michael Schumacher and the top European and North American talent.

From an overall perspective, I would pick Formula One’s Monaco GP.

6. If you could drive for any team, who would it be?

7. What person has had the biggest influence on your driving career?
My father has had the biggest influence on my driving career. Without his hard work and dedication during my early years of racing, I would be nowhere. I continue to appreciate all the sacrifices he made to get me where I am today.

8. What goals have you set for yourself this season?
This year is a bit different for me compared to other years. I am currently attending the business school at the University of Washington and am focused on successfully completing my education, while continuing to stay sharp on my driving skills. Overall, my goal is to attend more local karting events that logistically make my life a little easier in terms of competing. The national level is a bit down this year because of the economy, and I don’t think I will be missing out by focusing more on the local events. Ultimately, dependent upon my schedule, I’d like to compete at the season ending Supernationals event in the SuperPro category and give some of the Europeans and Formula One drivers a run for their money.

9. What are your long term career goals?
In the long term, I’d like to compete in endurance sports car racing. From a professional standpoint, my goal is to compete for a manufacturer and have at least all of my expenses covered. Making a living would be a plus, but as long as I could continue to race without it costing me money I think I would be a happy person. Hopefully, what I learn at the UW can transfer to a decent salary outside of racing.

10. Favorite food?

11. Name the cars you've had the pleasure to race?
ItalKart, Tony Kart, Formula Dodge, Formula Renault, Formula Ford 2000, Formula SCCA, Formula 3, and a Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

12. Favorite race car?
I’ve always been amazed by the technology in Formula One. A current championship winning Formula One car is my favorite. This looks like the Red Bull F1 car currently.

13. Club racing or Pro racing, which one do you enjoy more & why?
There is nothing like the feeling of winning a Pro event and that’s what makes it my favorite form of racing. I love competition and when you can beat the best at what they do, it’s a feeling like no other. However, club racing has its benefits and what I like most about club racing is the ability to just focus on the enjoyment of driving. I’m not as worried about every little detail and I can just go out and drive, focus on myself, and have fun.

14. One thing all young drivers should know starting out?
Don’t waste money on every little performance enhancing feature available. Racing expenses can get out of hand, and the first 4 years should be strictly focused on seat time. The best way to spend your money is to just go out and drive. Hiring a coach is also a great investment because a coach can show you your weaknesses and the practice time becomes that much more effective.

15. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional racecar driver.

16. Desert island CD collection. If you only had 10 CD's to pick what would they be?
I have to say, I am really on the downloading singles program these days, but if I had to think of CDs in my past that have had the most air time they are:

Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head

Radiohead – In Rainbows/ Kid A

Jay Z – The Blueprint

The White Stripes – White Blood Cells

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Timbaland – Shock Value
Morgan Page – Elevate/ Believe

Pearl Jam – Rearview Mirror

Garden State Soundtrack

17. Fried or steamed rice?

18. Favorite race track?
Virginia International Raceway

19. Favorite racing series?
Formula One

20. Do you have any other hobbies?
Skiing, racquetball, gym, hiking, and mountain biking.

To learn more about David Jurca or David Jurca Motorsports please visit

Saturday, April 3, 2010

2010 NW Racing stuff "Who's the top NW Young Gun?" poll results

Here are the results as voted by fans at NW Racing stuff!
In first place Ted Anthony Jr. with 532 votes (53%).
Andrew Cadell came in second with Andrew Cadell 353 votes (35%).
In third place was David Jurca 96 votes (9%).
For what its worth, Ted Anthony Jr. is your 2010 top NW Young Gun.

Coulthard seals Mercedes DTM drive -

Coulthard seals Mercedes DTM drive -


LEBANON, Tenn. — (April 2, 2010) Fortunately for Northwest driver Tayler Malsam, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visit to Music City USA lasted just one day.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver finished 17th in Friday’s Nashville 200 after fighting an ill-handling truck through two practice sessions, qualifying and 150 laps on the 1.33-mile Nashville Superspeedway. It was a one-day show for the truck series, with all events taking place within the space of a little less than 12 hours.

Things went better for KBM owner Kyle Busch, who won for the first time driving his own truck after setting a blistering pace that resulted in just eight trucks on the lead lap when the checkered flag fell. With just two cautions to slow him down, Busch set a new series record for Nashville with an average speed of 136.459 mph, breaking the previous mark of 132.466 set by Scott Riggs in 2001.

“It’s so cool to win in your own stuff,” Busch said in Victory Lane after the race. “It’s a dream to own your own stuff, but to win in it, too …”

Kevin Harvick, who had won his previous four starts in the truck series, briefly challenged Busch for the lead in the closing laps before falling back to cross the line in second. Defending series champion Ron Hornaday was third, points leader Timothy Peters finished fourth and Todd Bodine rounded out the top five.

Earlier in the day Busch earned KBM’s first pole and as the race started it looked like he would go flag-to-flag for the win, putting nearly a dozen trucks a lap down in the first 20 circuits. Peters was able to grab the lead when Busch got bogged down in slower traffic, but Busch retook the point for good 17 laps later.

It was Busch’s second straight win at Nashville. Last June he won the Nationwide Series event there en route to his first NASCAR championship. After that race Busch created a stir by smashing the winner’s Sam Bass trophy guitar — one of the most coveted trophies in motorsports — to share the victory spoils with his crew. In Victory Lane on Friday, Busch gently handled the guitar, saying it was destined for the trophy case at KBM.

Malsam ran around 15th during much of the race, which was consistent with his practice times from earlier in the day while his KBM crew worked to loosen his truck. The Sammamish, Wash., native started 21st and went a lap down just past the halfway point. He was lapped a second time just before Busch took the checkered flag.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 on May 2 at Kansas Speedway.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


American Speed Association PR
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Thursday, April 1, 2010) - In this economy, people are carefully choosing where to spend their entertainment dollar. ASA Member Track and Series across the United States give a great reason to where that entertainment dollar should be spent by providing a unique variety of racing action each week for the entire family.

The numerous ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned series in the United States provide that variety each week during the racing season. That variety includes not just one division of racing but many different divisions, each unique with their look, rules and how they compete on the track. Many will offer from three to up to seven different divisions on one night.

What makes this so appetizing to each person's entertainment dollar is the admission price will range from $8-$15 for an adult admission with an average of 2.5 to 3 hours of live entertaining fun.

For example, Desoto Super Speedway, a half-mile asphalt oval ASA Member Track in Bradenton, FL, offers around six to seven divisions as part of their weekly Saturday night program. They will offer a variety of divisions that could include late models, open wheel modifieds, 4-cylinders, street stocks, and even school buses. All for a total of $15 for adults, $5.00 for ages 6-12 and 5 and under for free.

Another ASA Member Track, Grays Harbor Raceway which has a 3/8-mile high banked clay oval in Elma, WA offers a weekly Saturday night program that could include sprints, modifieds, hobby stocks, midgets and hornets. But one unique ticket pricing they offer is a family package of $30 which is good for up to two adults and four children (ages 6-14).

Some tracks have already recognized that the economy has hit some pocketbooks and have gone out of their way to help with that. Last year and this year, many have stabilized their admission prices and some have lowered their prices as well.

On the competitive side, with tracks and some series offering a variety of divisions, there is also a great opportunity for someone who has wanted to compete at a track to do so. The variety of divisions fall in different price ranges to where someone could find the right division within their budget to race and have fun. Many of these divisions are as affordable as taking up any interested hobby.

"The key is variety and our ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned series offer that from both the fan and competitor side," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "Our promoters work very hard to provide great entertainment for our fans at each event. Many have made some great improvements to their facilities during the off-season to make the experience more memorable in 2010. They also offer a great variety of divisions to where anyone who wants to compete at a weekly track has that opportunity by finding a division within their budget. Short track racing is all about excitement, fun, entertainment, family and opportunity."

The ASA Member Track program is comprised of dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to For news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA, visit

ASA®, ASA Racing®, American Speed Association® are registered trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. ASA International, LLC or Racing Speed Associates, LLC are not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series, LLC.