Rubbin’, Racin’ and More April 9th at Florence Motor Speedway

Rubbin’, Racin’ and More April 9th at Florence Motor Speedway

Timmonsville SC (Sunday, April 3, 2011) – This past Saturday, April 2nd Florence Motor Speedway opened the 2011 racing season.  Taking home the win in the Late Model Stock car feature was former champion Michael Elliott with an impressive flag-to-flag victory.  While Elliott had the field covered, the competition was “Rubbin’ and Racin’”.  A number of cautions for the related “Rubbin’ and Racin’” activities finally concluded with Justin Shorter finishing second, Adam Jackson third (in his first late model experience at FMS), Raymond Polk fourth (also a first for him at FMS) and “Racing Expert” Rudy Branham holding on to the top five reward.  It was a very exciting experience to say the least.  Michael Tucker won the 4 Cylinder Stock feature in a photo finish with Randy Freeze.  Freeze seemed to have a car for longer runs and if he’d had one more lap he might have had the win in his favor.  The rest of the “Rubbin’ and Racin’” behind the first two were Emery Herring in third, Kevin Jackson fourth and Todd Chappell fifth.

You can expect more excitement on April 9th as the stage is set for round two at the Florence Motor Speedway racing complex where you can see 4/10 asphalt racing and 1/5 dirt kart racing for one low price.

General Admission: Adults (13 and up) $10.00 Children (8 to 12 years) $5.00 Children (7 and under) FREE.  Special Events: $12 and up and Group discounts for 25 or more fans.  These ticket prices are for all qualifying races and five (5) feature races at the asphalt track and plus the action of the FMS Kart track.  Racing programs begin at 7 pm.

For more information visit the Florence Motor Speedway website at www.florencemotorspeedway.com.

 

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Three Wide Racing and More April 2 at Florence Motor Speedway

Three Wide Racing and More April 2 at Florence Motor Speedway

Two Tracks Racing Same Evening!

Timmonsville SC (Wednesday, March 30, 2011) – This Saturday, April 2nd at 7 pm Florence Motor Speedway opens the 2011 season with live and exciting three wide racing.  There have been a lot of race teams getting ready for this first night of racing and it’s time to see if hard work of rebuilding cars and pre-season practice has paid off. Drivers like Russ Turner Jr. and Jarrett Smith that were super talents in the 4 Cylinder Stock division and Tyler Howell along with Strom Altman Jr. will be campaigning with the elders as Serious Young Guns.  This next generation of racers have racing, in their blood and wins in their racing, resumes will be working hard to obtain the same results against proven winners, Averitt Lucas the 2010 Late Model Champion and “Racing Expert” Rudy Branham, Archie Adams Sr. and others.

Other division that will provide three wide racing exhilaration will be Super Stock, Street Stock, Stock 4 and Bombers.  If you’re tired of watching a boring 500-mile race from your e-z chair, load up your barbeque grill/coolers and head to Florence Motor Speedway this April 2nd.  Experience some first hand excitement with the local boys, as the racing gets under way at 7 pm.  You might even make friends with and become a crewmember of your favorite driver to share the experience of short track racing.  Not only will there be racing at the asphalt track, but the dirt oval Kart track will be open as well.

If you’ve never experienced Kart racing here’s your chance.  Right next to the asphalt track is brand new Kart track that will also provide 4-wheel excitement and possibly more, racing champions.  Your general admission ticket includes access to both tracks of the Florence Motor Speedway complex.

General Admission: Adults (13 and up) $10.00 Children (8 to 12 years) $5.00 Children (7 and under) FREE.  Special Events: $12 and up and Group discounts for 25 or more fans.  These ticket prices are for all qualifying races and five (5) feature races at the asphalt track and plus the action of the FMS Kart track.

For more information visit the Florence Motor Speedway website at www.florencemotorspeedway.com.

 

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PASS South competitors ready to Clash at Dillon

PASS South competitors ready to Clash at Dillon

 

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 21) – Over the last five seasons the South Carolina Clash has carved quite a niche on the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model schedule. Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway will host the popular event on Saturday April 2 and The Clash promises to pack all the drama race fans can handle into 150 fast paced green flag laps.

It seems every South Carolina Clash contested so far has had its own unique identity, especially those hosted by Dillon Motor Speedway. Justin Wakefield took the win in 2008 in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. In 2009 Maine’s Ben Rowe bested Wakefield to become the first and only Northern driver to win the South Carolina Clash. In 2010 Ryan Blaney totally dominated Dillon Motor Speedway to earn his first career PASS South win.

The 2011 South Carolina Clash promises to be just as exciting with competitors from across the country making the trek to Ron Barfield’s beautiful 4/10 mile facility. PASS South points leader and winner of the season opener Jay Fogleman looks to build on his early season momentum. Perennial front runners and championship contenders like reigning PASS South and National Champion Preston Peltier, Ryan Blaney and Andy Loden will be looking to close the gap on Fogleman with good runs at Dillon. Five-time PASS North Champion Johnny Clark will be making his first trip to Dillon along with California’s Ryan Reed and Atlantic Canada’s multi-time champion John Fleming plan to double up and race at Dillon before moving on to practice at North Wilkesboro Speedway in preparation for THE RACE. Local fans will have something to cheer about as Hal Goodson returns in his familiar blue #16 and R.A. Brown debuts his PASS Super Late Model ride. All of these drivers plus many, many more are expected at Dillon Motor Speedway this weekend for what looks to be another ultra-competitive PASS South event.

In addition to the PASS South Super Late Models competing in the 150 lap South Carolina Clash, Dillon Motor Speedway will have a host of other racing divisions to entertain race fans, including the new CCS Late Model Sportsman division along with the Legends, Bandoleros and Mini Cups. Plus, the Allison Legacy cars join PASS for the first time this season.

Saturday, March 26 rotating practice for all divisions will start at 11 AM. PASS South qualifying will begin at 4 PM, with racing slated to start at 6 PM. Dillon Motor Speedway is located just off Interstate 95 on SC Highway 9 in Dillon, SC. For more information you can visit dillonmotorspeedway.com or call 843-496-4792.

 

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FIRST 2011 INDY 500 ENTRY FILED BY KV RACING TECHNOLOGY-SH RACING

For Immediate Release

FIRST 2011 INDY 500 ENTRY FILED BY KV RACING TECHNOLOGY-SH RACING

2002 Co-Rookie of the Year Scheckter named as driver

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 – With just 61 days until the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway accepted March 29 its first entry for the race, from KV Racing Technology-SH Racing.

Veteran Tomas Scheckter was named as the team’s the driver for the race Sunday, May 29 at IMS. He will drive the No. 07 Team REDLINE Xtreme Dallara/Honda/Firestone.

“I am excited to be competing with this team for my 10th Indianapolis 500,” said Scheckter, a South African native who resides in Indianapolis. “The Indianapolis 500 is the greatest race in the world, and from my first time here in 2002, I have wanted to win this race. I believe that this organization will provide me with a great opportunity to reach that goal.”

Scheckter, the 2002 Indianapolis 500 Chase co-Rookie of the Year, has competed in nine Indianapolis 500′s. He has led in three races for a total of 153 laps, with a best finish of fourth in 2003. His best start was 10th in 2002, 2004 and 2007.

“I’m happy to accept this first entry for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 from KV Racing Technology-SH Racing,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “We expect the competition level to be especially intense throughout the Month of May as teams and drivers aim for victory in such a historic race, which will provide great excitement and drama for our fans. I can’t wait for Opening Day on Saturday, May 14.”

SH Racing unveiled its Team REDLINE Xtreme livery and announced its partnership with KV Racing Technology last October. James “Sulli” Sullivan is the SH Racing team principal, with T.J. Humphreys his partner.

The entry deadline for “The Most Important Race in History” is Wednesday, April 6.

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2011 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, “The Most Important Race in History,” on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will be receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

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“Hot Shoe” Jackson

Look for Kevin “Hot Shoes” Jackson to be driving in the 4 Cylinder feature at Florence Motor Speedway on Apr. 2. “Hot Shoes” says he’ll be running at Dillon Motor Speedway for the points championship and running at Florence Motor Speedway on other times during the 2011 season. He’s a three wide racer and often found in the front of the pack racing for the win.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR CELEBRATION OF AUTOS DINNER MAY 14

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR CELEBRATION OF AUTOS DINNER MAY 14

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 28, 2011 – Tickets are available for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Celebration of Automobiles Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 14 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pavilion.

The dinner will serve as the climax of the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Celebration of Automobiles, which features two broad classifications of automobiles manufactured between 1911 and 1961 – the first 50 years of the Indianapolis 500.

Tickets for the dinner are $200 per person. Mail checks payable to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to: Celebration Awards Dinner, P.O. Box 24152, Speedway, IN 46224 or call (317) 492-6780. Purchased tickets can be picked up at the door the evening of the event. Attire is country club casual.

Highlights of the awards dinner include:

•A VIP Tour of the new exhibition at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum featuring 67 winning cars representing 71 Indianapolis 500 victories. The Museum will remain open until 7 p.m., with the dinner at 7:10 p.m.

•A welcome from IMSC President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Belskus

•A program featuring IMS Historian Donald Davidson and select Indianapolis 500 winners

During the elegant dinner, a team of judges headed by 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones will reveal its choices for best of show in several categories. Several exquisite trophies will be presented to owners followed by entertainment, including the program with Davidson and Indianapolis 500 legends.

The 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Celebration of Automobiles is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and much more than a car show. It is a tribute to America’s greatest racing event and a fitting kick-off to a month long celebration of “The Most Important Race in History,” scheduled for Sunday, May 29.

Nearly 250 contestants were selected for the Celebration of Automobiles May 13-14 at IMS. Many of the machines are award winners in Concours d’ Elegance competition at such revered venues as Pebble Beach. The cars are divided into two divisions, one a general collection of cars from 1911-61, and the other will present for the first time anywhere classic cars produced by the 24 manufacturers that competed in the first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 1911.

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2011 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, “The Most Important Race in History,” on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will be receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

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SC Clash 150 Now on April 2 at Dillon Motor Speedway

PASS Poster for Dillon Motor Speedway

PASS Super Late Model 150 Saturday April 2, 2011. PASS Super Late Models, Carolina Sportsman, Legends, Bando, Mini Cup Modified, Allison Legacy. Great field of Cars testing last Friday. Saturday Racing starts at 6pm ONE Day Show. PASS Event will run first.. Check out www.dillonmotorspeedway.com Dillon Motor Speedway Facebook page for Coupon Good for $5 off Adult Saturday. Local Open House practice moved to Sunday April 3 from 12-6

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News from NASCAR.com

Montoya turns qualifying program around with Fontana pole

Juan Montoya found a quick cure for his qualifying woes Friday at Auto Club Speedway.  Read more…

In L.A., drivers fill roles that aren’t always familiar

The drive from Hollywood to Auto Club Speedway is a little more than an hour in light traffic, a journey that takes a visitor from the rock clubs and glittering billboards of the Sunset Strip to the snow-capped mountains that loom above the Inland Empire. They are two very separate worlds brought together each time NASCAR stops in Southern California, when some drivers hear the call for action before the command to start engines.  Read more…

TRG Motorsports making a switch to Ford Fusions

Team owner Kevin Buckler confirmed Friday that starting at Texas Motor Speedway, his TRG Motorsports Sprint Cup Team will run Ford Fusions supplied by Roush Fenway Racing with engines provided by Roush/Yates Engines.  Read more…

Talk of Edwards-Busch payback cools in California

In Carl Edwards’ mind, he still owes Kyle Busch for a bump that knocked him out of a race at Phoenix last month. That retaliation didn’t come a week ago at Bristol, where Edwards finished second behind the No. 18 car.  Read more…

‘Weepers’ delay on-track action at Fontana

On-track activity at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California was delayed on Friday because of drainage issues in turns 1 and 2.  Read more…

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ESPN.com – NASCAR

ESPN.com – NASCAR

Auto Club Speedway may well best reflect the fortunes of NASCAR

Ed Hinton

It’s hard to believe it has already been 15 seasons since Fontana opened. No track in NASCAR may better exemplify NASCAR’s hopes — and struggles — than Auto Club Speedway.  Read more…

Kentucky Speedway expects improvements will be ready for Sprint Cup debut

Associated Press

Kentucky Speedway’s facelift should be complete well before NASCAR’s top series visits the track for the first time in July.  Read more…

Would Jeff Gordon be the best choice to transition from NASCAR star to Hollywood idol?

David Newton

As NASCAR turns its attention to Fontana, Calif., David Newton asks which NASCAR star should make the short trip — but giant leap — to Hollywood.  Read more…

2nd Chance Motorsports owner files theft charges vs. Jennifer Jo Cobb

David Newton

The owner of 2nd Chance Motorsports has filed larceny charges against Jennifer Jo Cobb, the driver who walked away from his Nationwide Series car five minutes before the start of Saturday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway over a start-and-park issue.  Read more…

Kyle Busch sweeps to continue Bristol mastery

ESPN.com news services

Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup on Sunday to complete a weekend sweep at the Tennessee bullring. He also won the second-tier Nationwide Series race on Saturday, and has won the last five races at Bristol dating back to a three-race sweep last August.  Read more…

Kyle Busch rolls to another dominant Bristol win

Associated Press

Kyle Busch has earned his 10th career victory at Bristol Motor Speedway with a dominating run in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday.  Read more…

Richard Childress Racing team executive treated for blood clot

Associated Press

The vice president of competition at Richard Childress Racing has been treated for a blood clot in his lung and released from the hospital.  Read more…

Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch not concerned with payback at Bristol Motor Speedway

David Newton

Can we expect to see a little payback between rivals Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch at Bristol on Sunday? Stay tuned.  Read more…

New Goodyear tires fix basic issue, though drivers’ opinions vary

David Newton

Reaction to the new right side tires Goodyear introduced to Sprint Cup teams on Saturday was mixed, but everyone agreed the biggest concern that forced the change has been fixed.  Read more…

Carl Edwards heads Roush sweep of Bristol front row

Associated Press

Carl Edwards has won the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway, and teammate Greg Biffle qualified second to give Roush Fenway Racing the front row.  Read more…

Brian Keselowski undergoes gall bladder surgery

Associated Press

Brian Keselowski is not at Bristol Motor Speedway because he had emergency surgery to remove his gall bladder.  Read more…

 

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South Carolina Clash 150 at Dillon Motor Speedway

March 26th, the South Carolina Clash with PASS Late Models. Click the Next Event link about for the flyer and schedule. Watch the Dillon Hearld on March 22 and 24 for a $5 off Adult Grandstand Admission coupon.

Dillon Motor Speedway is a 4/10 mile ashpalt racetrack located in Dillon, South Carolina. Originally a dirt track, it was completely refirbished and reopened for the 2007 racing season.

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