Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thompson Posts Top Ten at Phoenix

JEROME, IDAHO (March 7, 2013)- Phoenix International Raceway is one of the most revered racetracks in the country and one that racers in the western United States all want to win at during their career.
Brett Thompson at PIR March 2, 2013.
Photo by Richard & Gina Fariello
It is a track that many have competed at but few have mastered the layout over the years. Brett Thompson from Jerome, Idaho returned to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this past weekend at Phoenix in the Talking Stick "60" on the one-mile paved oval and left with another top ten finish.

While the finish was not what the team had hoped for, but one that they will all take as they positions themselves for a championship run in 2013.

Thompson returned to the seat that he shared last year with renewed optimism, a recharged 'battery", and a focused determination. "I missed driving the full season last year," Thompson offered. "We really like the series and we talked about it over the winter and decided we had some unfinished business. We love the challenge of being in the championship hunt and the team has built new cars that we know will be competitive."

His finish at PIR was part luck, part skill, and part team. "I missed a shift in practice and thought I hurt the motor," Thompson said. "That hampered us in qualifying so we had to start way back. We gave up a lot of straight-away speed but we made up for it with a great handling car in corners. I am really
Brett Thompson
Brett Thompson has 119 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series Starts.
Photo by Richard & Gina Fariello
happy to start the year with a top ten finish."

"Will Harris (crew chief) and the team did a fantastic job all weekend," Thompson continued. "We are really excited about the rest of the season and feel that we can win a few races this year."

Thompson has started 119 NASCAR K&N Pro Series races scoring one win, one pole award, 23 top five and 65 top ten performances. The next event for the Thompson team will be May 4 at Stockton (CA) Speedway. Thompson has always been a top five car at the tricky banked quarter-mile paved oval.

The TMS team is also fielding an entry for Hannah Newhouse in the Intermountain Pro Truck Series as well as selected races in the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series.
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Thompson Motorsports is a premier racing organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS prepares and fields race vehicles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), Jerome Truck Service Inc., Eibach Springs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Mothers Polishes and Waxes, Schroeder Torsion Bars, United Oil, Speedbear Fasteners, and Hagerman Valley Spring Water. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto or NASCAR Hometracks.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Kevin Ramsell/ASA Racing PR
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Thursday, March 6, 2013) – Skagit Speedway is gearing up for their 2013 racing season. Once again, they will be racing under the ASA Member Track banner.

Skagit’s 59th season will open on Saturday, April 20 with a full racing program featuring the 410 Sprints, 360 Sprints, Sportsman Sprints and Outlaw Hornets.

Every year, Steve Beitler, Skagit Speedway Promoter, and his staff try to make an improvement to the facility. This season, their focus is more on the fan experience. They are creating a unique fan zone in the infield where fans can upgrade to a pit pass and enjoy the racing action from the infield as well as get an inside look at the teams working in the pits.

Along with their weekly Saturday night program, they will be hosting some well-known events this season.

On Saturday, May 11, Skagit Speedway will host the first ever Summer Thunder Series featuring the 360 Sprint cars. Top drivers from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada will compete in a four round series.

Rounds two and three will be part of the Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals on July 26-27 with the finale on August 29.

The 42nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup is scheduled for June 20-22. This nationally recognized event has won numerous awards for being one of the top short track events in the United States. It draws some of the best Winged Outlaw drivers from all over.

The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars will make their annual visit on August 31. Tickets typically sell fast for this event.

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“We continue to have a successful relationship with ASA Racing and are proud to be part of their ASA Member Track program again this season,” Beitler said. “Dennis Huth and his staff do a great job of assisting tracks like Skagit Speedway. They are true supporters of short track racing.”

“We are excited to have Skagit Speedway as part of the ASA Member Track program in 2013,” Dennis Huth, ASA Racing President said. “Steve and his staff always put on a fantastic show week after week. The proof of this is that Steve was nominated for the Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award three times in the last four years. We look forward to working with them again this year.”

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Raceday for Admiraal Racing at Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ (March 2, 2013)- The Admiraal Racing team unloaded their NASCAR K&N Pro Series car on Thursday afternoon and were among the fastest of 29 competitors at Phoenix International Raceway. The team is set for round one of the 2013 racing season and hopes to use the event as a springboard for the rest of the year.

Admiraal, driver of the #83 Western Camp Services Chevrolet, is optimistic about his chances for a solid finish in the Talking Stick "60" which will take the green flag later this evening. In two practice sessions the previous two days, Admiraal notched the 11th best time knowing that there is a lot more in the car for the race.

The team will qualify this morning and with only 60-laps on tap for tonight's race, the team knows that a solid qualifying effort can make all the difference.

Meet the Team:
Menno Admiraal- Owner
Kelly Admiraal- Driver
Ian Admiral- Director of Race Operations
Craig Raudman- Crew Chief
Kyle Cattanach- Car Chief
Dave Reed- Spotter
Wes Weed- Tire Specialist
Steve Gannon- Crew
Dan Vandrager- Crew
Theo Admiraal- Crew
Steve Whitley- Transport Driver/Crew

Race: Talking Stick Resort 60
Place:Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz.
Date:Saturday, March 2
Time:5:30 p.m. MT
Radio Schedule:NASCAR Home Tracks Radio presented by Speed51 live on
Track Layout:1-mile paved oval

Race Facts (provided by NASCAR):
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West kicks off its 2013 season at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, March 2. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Phoenix, as well as some other statistical trends:Phoenix Race Setup
* This marks the start of the 60th season for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The 15-race schedule winds up back at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 9.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West At Phoenix
* This race will be the 31st stand-alone series race at Phoenix International Raceway. In addition, the series visited PIR for nine combination races with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 1988 to1996.
* With four victories, Ken Schrader has the most series wins at Phoenix (2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006). Richard Petty had three wins (1978, 1980 and 1981). Greg Pursley (2010, 2011) and Scott Lynch (2003, 2004), with two wins each, are the only others with multiple wins at PIR.
* Two-time series champion Mike Duncan has four pole awards at PIR, to lead that category. Richard Petty and Greg Pursley each won three poles at Phoenix. Others with more than one pole at PIR include Neil Bonnett and Scott Lynch, with two each.
* Greg Pursley, Bobby Allison, Mike David are tied for the most top-five finishes in series action at Phoenix, with six each.
* Austin Cameron holds the mark for the most top-10 finishes in the series at PIR, placing 10th or better in nine of his 12 starts there.
* Richard Petty holds the mark for leading the most laps (361) in series competition at Phoenix.
* Of drivers who have competed in four or more races at Phoenix, Neil Bonnett had the best average finish of 2.2 - making five starts between 1977 and 1982.
* Six of the past 17 series races at Phoenix were extended by a late-race caution for a green-white-checker finish.
* With 19 starts each, Johnny Borneman and Brett Thompson share the mark for competing in the most NASCAR K&N Pro Series West stand-alone events at Phoenix. Jack Sellers has the most PIR starts overall - racing in 17 stand-alone events and five combination races.
* Among manufacturers, Chevrolet has the most wins in series action at PIR with 15 wins.
* Seven of the 30 series races at Phoenix were won by the pole winner, including last year's season opener. Three race winners started outside the top 10. Rich Woodland Jr. started the furthest back and won, coming from 21st on the grid in 1998
* At Phoenix, 340 different drivers have competed in series competition.
Phoenix Data
Race: #1 of 15 (3/2/13)
Track Layout: 1-mile, paved oval
Race Length: 60 laps (60 miles)
1-lap Qualifying: Greg Pursley, 26.894 seconds, 133.859 mph, Nov. 12, 2011
60-lap Race: To be established at this distance

Western Camp Services LTD is Admiraal Racing's primary corporate partner, backing the team's diverse racing schedule that includes competition in NASCAR, Late Model Regional Touring, drag racing, and ice racing.

Admiraal Racing is owned by Menno Admiraal, a successful business entrepreneur and owner of Western Camp Services Ltd. based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The team is lead by Driver/Director of Race Operations Ian Admiraal and supported by crew members: Theo, Badge, Daniel, Nolan, Adam, Dan and Ben. Admiraal Racing has corporate partnerships with Williams Scotsman, Western Camp Services, Empire Camp, Paradise RV, Gee & Gee Racing, and Emond Racing.

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Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Admiraal Racing team competes in a variety of racing disciplines throughout the year including circle track racing, drag racing, and ice racing. The team is owned by Menno Admiraal who also is president of Western Camp Services, the largest independently-owned camp and catering company in Western Canada. Western Camp Services provides services to the Natural Resource Industry, offering new camps from 20 to 500 men in Western Canada; lodging, groceries, kitchen and housekeeping personnel are included.