Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Friday, December 30, 2011


American Speed Association PR

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Friday, December 30, 2011) - With the motto “We Build Champions,” the American Speed Association is proud to showcase the 2011 Champions from the ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned Series. A total of 185 drivers won a championship at an ASA Member Track or a sanctioned series this season.

“We are very proud of our 2011 class of champions within the ASA family,” Dennis Huth, ASA President said. “Short track racing provides a great variety of racing for the fans to enjoy and competitors to choose which divisions they can compete in and have fun. Congratulations to all of our 2011 ASA Champions.”

This season, the American Speed Association crowned champions on the national, regional and local level. Here are the highlights from this season.

The veteran driver from Pelham, NC won his fourth track championship at Ace Speedway this season. He held off Zack Franks and Chrissy Wallace to win the national title. He also is the first driver to win the ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Member Track National Championship and the NASCAR Winston Weekly Series championship (1993).


Geoff Morris faced some tough competition in the inaugural season for ASA’s Canadian Late Model Series. Morris held off Dave Hemrich and Tom Berrow to become the first champion under the ASA sanction.


Sierra made history this season as she was the first ever woman to be crowned the ASA/NSRA champion. Not only that, but she was the youngest driver to win it and drove a Ford powered Sprint car to their first win. She is currently attending Boise State to become a Physicians Assistant.


Henry VanDam (Sprints), Joe German (Mods), Reece Goetz (Midgets), and Zack Simpson (Hobby Stocks).


Shelby Stroebel (ASA Modifieds), Joe Ransom (Sprints), Mike Murgoitio (Winged Sprints), Chris Fenton (Late Models), Joe Barton (Pro 4’s), Melissa Weaver (Street Stocks), Ray Bolinger (Mini Stocks), Cameron Cotta (Legends), Jonathon Hull (Hornets), Cody Garrett (Junior Stingers), and The Catfish (Thunder Dogs).


Michael Hale (Maverik Modifieds), Tracy Eaton (Figure 8), Jim Waters (Focus Midgets), David Baity (Hornets), Steven Jones (Late Models), Kori Combs (Mini Cups), Jerry Rice (Pro Trucks), Ryan Burdett (Sprints), Dillion Lawrence (Super Stocks), and Train Shake Rattle N Roll (Trains).


Jesse Whitney (410 Sprint), Travis Jacobson (360 Sprints), Derek Roberts (Sportsman), and Freddy Vela (Outlaw Hornets).

John Derby (Mini Stocks), Duane Orsburn (Street Stocks), RJ McGahuey (Dwarf Cars), Dustin Knight (Pro Stocks), and Mark Wauge (Modifieds).


Owen Riddle (Late Models), Chuck Roberts (Superstocks), Buck Noel Jr. (Sportsman), Josh Washington (Hornets), Joe Stevens (Bump to Pass), and Greg Gargett (Pure Stocks).

The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program is comprised of asphalt and dirt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. 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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

11-Race Schedule on Tap for Ninth RMCS Season

BOISE, IDAHO (December 21, 2011) The Rocky Mountain Challenge Series will kick off its ninth season of competition Saturday, April 21 at the third-mile oval of Magic Valley Speedway. The 2012 schedule will feature eleven races at three unique ovals within the intermountain region.

Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, ID has staged 29 previous RMCS races since 2004 and will host the season opening event for the ninth straight season. Local hotshoe Bobby Latham leads all active drivers with four wins at the popular third-mile banked oval where Dave Minegar is the track record holder in qualifying.

The series will visit MVS on three other occasions during the season with stops on June 16, August 11, and the traditional season finale on September 15. The August 11 date will feature a must see 200-lap race, the longest of the season, where Bobby Latham is the previous race winner at that distance.

The series will also visit Rocky Mountain Raceways located outside Salt Lake City, UT on four Saturday's during the season. The first trip takes place on May 5 with return visits slated for June 2, July 7, and a new date on September 1. The September date will showcase the series in a 125-lap event.

Steve Jones leads all active drivers with four wins at RMR while Brian Levant from Canada is the qualifying record holder at the ultra-fast 3/8-mile high banked oval.

Meridian Speedway will host three races on two different weekends for the series in 2012. The first trip is Saturday, May 19 with a return trip on Friday and Saturday July 27-28. The July weekend will feature two complete individual race programs on both days.

In ten previous races staged at Meridian's tight and tricky quarter-mile paved oval, Dave Minegar is the only two-time series winner. He is also the track record holder for qualifying with a lightning fast lap of 13.145 seconds.

"I am really happy with the 2012 schedule," offered Mike Minegar, President of the RMCS. "We made a few changes in order to control travel costs with a lot of input from our drivers. I can't thank Mike Eames (RMR), Eddy McKean (MVS), and Adam Nelson(Meridian) enough for their hard work and dedication to the series. We look forward to a great 2012."

The RMCS is unique among most Late Model touring series in that it has an inclusive rule book allowing just about every combination of Late Model type race car to compete. The popular 20-car invert and event purse payout based on total event point accumulation continues to draw interest from throughout the region with new competitors joining the series from Canada, Colorado, and Oregon.

While 2012 plans are still in the air for many drivers, 2011 champion Zan Sharp plans to compete in a handful of races while concentrating on new business ventures. Brett Thompson and Jonathon Gomez, both from the Twin Falls area, plan to return to full-time competition in the series where they are both previous winners.

Fan favorite drivers Bruce Quale, Travis Monett, Jeff Hillock, Steve Jones, John Newhouse, and Lynn Hardy will also be at many of the races throughout the season. Newhouse is the career leader with 63 series starts followed Sharp with 61 and Minegar with 60. Newhouse has scored 34 top five and 50 top ten finishes in his 63 starts.

Dave Minegar is the career money winner leader and also tops the stats sheet with 23 career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Awards. More than double the next closest competitor.

The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series around the country. The RMCS inverts the full starting field putting the fast qualifiers at the back to start the race. 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. Throughout 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 at each race. Century Boatland in Twin Falls is a major sponsor to the series providing significant support all season long.

The Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a regional touring series that allows all competitors to race and gain experience on different types of racetracks. It is a high-quality professional racing series that offers maximum opportunity at an affordable price serving the intermountain West. The motto of the series is to "Race Hard and Have Fun!" For all the latest news and information regarding the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series log on to our website at You can also follow the series on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


KENT, Wash. — (Dec. 6, 2011) Everybody likes free stuff, right? And what could be better than earning free stuff by doing something fun like racing at PGP?

We’re pleased to announce the PGP Rewards Program, our latest way to show our customers how much we appreciate and value their patronage.

Free for all customers, program points are earned for doing what you would probably do anyway: racing at PGP during rental sessions, practice and Lapping Days, and races.

With the PGP Rewards Program you can get a free Hammer Nutrition sample pack (5 points), a free rental session (10 points) or free entry for either a race or Lapping Day (20 points).

Want more free stuff? Sign up before Dec. 31, 2011 and we’ll give you 5 bonus points! That gets you halfway to a free rental session OR we’ll be pleased to give you a sample pack from our valued partners at Hammer Nutrition!

How’s this for even more awesomeness? The Rewards Member accumulating the most points in 2012 will earn a free season pass for 2013!

Sign up for the PGP Rewards Program in person at the track NOW and start earning those points!

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About PGP Motorsports Park

PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit or call (253) 639-7223.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

The MPMC Hall of Fame Class of 2011—Blum, Gartshore, Rollins and Shelton | Specialty Equipment Market Association

The MPMC Hall of Fame Class of 2011—Blum, Gartshore, Rollins and Shelton Specialty Equipment Market Association

Race Car For Sale - Free Classifieds- 03 Monte Carlo Port City *Fresh* GT1 or Oval Fresh (Item Number : 61009)

Race Car For Sale - Free Classifieds- 03 Monte Carlo Port City *Fresh* GT1 or Oval Fresh (Item Number : 61009)

NASCAR - CUP: Likely Candidates To Replace Kurt Busch

NASCAR - CUP: Likely Candidates To Replace Kurt Busch

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NASCAR - CUP: Busch Out At Penske

Skagit Speedway Earns Award!

The 43rd edition of the Western Auto Race Promoters Association (WARPA) conference has concluded it's winter convention in Portland Oregon. Skagit Speedway was presented the 'Outstanding Event Award' for the 2011 Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Presented by Goodyear.

This award was voted on by the 27 different promoters and sanctioning bodies from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

"This is a real honor for all the race teams, officials, fans and workers at Skagit Speedway" said track owner Steve Beitler, "I know Jim Raper would be proud of what his dream race has become".

This is the third time in eight years Skagit Speedway has received this award, twice for the Dirt Cup and once for the Kasey Kahne Benefit Event.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pacific Raceways Needs Your Help!!!

This is the FINAL VOTE before King County!

Pacific Raceways currently has a proposal in front of King County to expand and make improvements to the facility. The King County Council will cast their FINAL VOTE regarding Pacific Raceways expansion at the King County Courthouse in Seattle on Monday December 5th at 1:30pm on the 10th floor. As a supporter of Pacific Raceways, WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD! The King County Council needs to hear your positive experiences as a race fan and the impacts the track has had for your business or club.

Monday December 5th, 2012

King County Courthouse

516 Third Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104

This is the last time Pacific Raceways expansion proposal will appear before the King County Council.

We also ask that you forward this to any businesses, clubs, family members and friends who would also be interested in voicing their support in this matter.

On Behalf of Pacific Raceways, Thank you for your continued support!