A Final Look Back: Facts, Figures & Statistical Notes From The 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series
A Final Look Back: Facts, Figures & Statistical Notes From The 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
CONCORD, NC – Dec. 31, 2012 – As is custom, before the arrival of the new year here’s a final look back at facts, figures and statistical notes from the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series….
UNPRECEDENTED: Darrell Lanigan’s spectacular 2012 WoO LMS championship campaign has been rehashed and dissected countless times. Here’s a listing of the World of Outlaws records he set on his way to the second title of his career:
‘The King of the West Sprint Car Series’ has released the first three dates of their 2013 schedule. The entire schedule will be released in the near future. Stay tuned right here at www.fullyinjected.com Presented by Schaeffer’s Racing Oil & Doug Smith; or check out the series’ online home at www.kingofthewestsprintcarseries.com.
Season Opener – Antioch Speedway on April 20
Placerville Speedway on April 27
Silver Dollar Speedway on May 4 for the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.
American Jason Johnson became the third different winner in four nights to win a round of the 2012/2013 ENZED World Series Sprintcars Championship, presented by Hogs Breath Cafe when he annexed the 35 lap A-Main at Avalon Raceway Lara last night.
Johnson narrowly evaded the clutches of new series leader James McFadden throughout the feature race in front of a standing room only crowd that became very vocal after the chequered flags flew.
The GT Bobcat / HM Racing Maxim was on song all night and Johnson had clearly come to avenge his defeat at the hands of McFadden the night before in Mt. Gambier as the “Ragin Cajun” sizzled across the line.
“I tell you what it’s great to get a win here at Avalon, this place hasn’t always been the kindest to me in the past so it’s nice to get something positive from the experience here. It was great that they didn’t mess with the track and we got a racy surface to work with for the A-Main. I couldn’t be happier for the HM Racing guys who have been working their tails off all week to get us this result,” he proclaimed.
December 30, 2012 – James McFadden wasted little time in atoning for the disappointment in the previous round with a flag to flag win in Night Three of the Enzed World Series Sprintcars Speedweek (presented by Hogs Breath Cafe) at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway overnight.
Despite being in considerable pain (McFadden spent most of the day in hospital leading up to the night) from an aggravated rib injury the defending WSS champ sped his Totally Workwear #25 COOL to an uninterrupted victory in the 35 lap A-Main final.
Chili Bowl Qualifying Nights Revealed
Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 28, 2012) With the days dwindling down, the 27th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire debuts the four Qualifying nights with 252 competitors. A truly international event, the Chili Bowl will feature drivers from 32 states along with drivers from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Finland.
With a few late entries expected over the next week, the VIROC V will be released just prior to the January 8-12, 2013 event at the Tulsa Expo Center.
A quick glance of the entry list reveals a staggering number of Rookies with 42 spread among the four nights of racing. Past A-Feature starters for the Chili Bowl stands at 54 with 7 past champions.
The nightly entry lists can be found at the following links:
Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx
Wednesday’s River Spirit Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1089
Thursday’s J.C.T Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1090
Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1091
The 27th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday January 6, 2013.
Friday, August 30th & Saturday, August 31st
Attica Raceway Park’s 25th Anniversary Season will conclude with one of the biggest weekends in the history of the Northern Ohio speed plant in 2013.
On Friday, August 30th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make its inaugural visit to Attica Raceway Park and be paired with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions creating one of the must see events of 2013! Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion Jimmy Owens will lead the likes of Don O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr. & many more into Attica to battle it out for 50 laps with $10,000 on the line. The best of both worlds in dirt track racing will be on display at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue as the UNOH All Stars compete against our tough local contingent in a $3,000 to win brawl.
Dec 28, 2012 - South Aussie Luke Dillon pulled off a mammoth back to back Speedweek effort in winning his second consecutive Enzed World Series Sprintcars (presented by Hogs Breath Cafe) Speedweek main event at Murray Bridge Speedway tonight.
The second generation racer ran down race leader Steven Lines in the dying laps to rocket by on the lowline and drive away with an historic victory in his Action Line marking / Hogs Breath Cafe #81 Eagle, repeating the dose from the night before at Speedway City where he led home a SA trifecta.
He had to do it the hard way too, winning the B-Main earlier and coming from the eighth row of the grid in the 35 lap A-Main.
Luke Dillon dominated the 35 lap A-Main at Speedway City Virginia in Round One of the ENZED World Series Sprintcars Presented by Hog’s Breath Cafe, leading home an all South Australian podium in front of a huge and parochial home town crowd.
Despite a front wing post that had snapped off and speared right through the wing early in the Feature Race Dillon soldiered on and was never headed in the Action Line Marking / Hog’s Breath Cafe #81 Eagle.
Hot on his heels as the chequered flag flew was Dillon’s good friend Brad Keller who rocketed to a career best second place finish in the Fatchen Cartage Contractors #19 over Mt Gambier gasser Steven Lines in third in the Halls Motorsport #3 KPC.
Stewart Aims for Third Golden Driller in Chili Bowl Return
Article courtesy of Tony Stewart Racing
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 24, 2012) – Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) announced today that three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has joined the star-studded field of entrants for the 27th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center, which kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 8 and concludes Saturday, Jan. 12.
Check out this week’s edition of ‘Rick’s Pics of the Week’ featuring Tim Kaeding. Kaeding will begin his World Series of Sprintcars campaign in Australia on December 26th!
Click here to view all 10 shots of Tim Kaeding
Jack Sodeman Jr. Heads to Florida in February – Will Race Majority of All-Star Schedule in 2013!
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N. Jackson, OH (12/24/2012)- North Jackson, Ohio native and Western Pennsylvania ’410′ sprint car regular, Jack Sodeman Jr., has joined forces with Jeff and Bonnie Rudzik’s Rudzik Racing team ’full-time’ for 2013, and will compete regularly with the All-Star Circuit of Champions. Sodeman will pilot the all-new-and-improved Rudzik Excavating/Economy Tooling/Glassmere Fuel Services/PRS Transit/Townsend Gas & Oil/NRP Contractors/Treviscraft no. 94 ’410′ sprint car during the 2013 season; with the help of everyone formerly involved with Sodeman’s familiar ’23JR’ operation.
The newly joined Sodeman/Kubic & Rudzik Racing team will kick-off their 2013 campaign with the All-Star Circuit of Champions in Georgia and Florida during the tour’s annual southern swing. The All-Star Georgia/Florida swing will consist of a one night visit to the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on Thursday, February 7th; followed by two-full evenings of All-Star Circuit of Champions action at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday and Saturday, February 8th & 9th. Sodeman’s ’94′ team will be powered by Gressman Powersports/Butlerbuilt/Keizer Wheels/Frankland Rearends/and Simpson Racing.
The team at ENZED World Series Sprintcars Presented by Hog’s Breath Cafe would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.
The World Series Sprintcars truck is locked and loaded, and the nominations continue to roll in for what is sure to be a red hot opening night for the 2012/13 ENZED WSS Championship.
We look forward to meeting fans during Speedweek, and if you are travelling or competing over the Christmas/New Year period, please be sure to stay safe on the roads.
Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 22, 2012) With just under twenty days remaining until the 27th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the list of drivers has grown to 246 for the January 8-12, 2013 event.
Representing the United States, drivers from 32 states have submitted their names for a chance at a Golden Driller with California and Oklahoma each providing 35 drivers into the annual Midget extravaganza at the Tulsa Expo Center. Making the Chili Bowl and truly international event, drivers from Australia, New Zealand, Finland, and Canada will again make the trip to “Green Country”.
(December 22, 2012) – The 2013 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals’ entry list is nearing the 250 mark. More and more drivers and teams are being added on a daily basis; promising yet another solid edition of indoor midget action in the state of Oklahoma during early January.
Check out who was recently added to the 2013 Chili Bowl Nationals driver entry list here!
Have a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year – from everyone at Octane Graphix!
Check out this week’s “Octane Shot of the Week” Presented by Octane Graphix – features Scott Bloomquist at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during World Finals competition.
Check out the complete 2013 Williams Grove Speedway schedule here!
ROSSBURG, OH (Dec. 20) — As the calendar pages of 2012 wind down, the anticipation for the arrival of the 2013 season at Eldora Speedway is running at a feverish pace; fueled by the success and excitement generated through the 2012 campaign.
Leading the way were memorable moments and breathtaking racing during Eldora’s traditional marquee events: Shane Clanton’s surprising domination of the Dirt Late Model Dream as the balance of the field battled behind him; 14 exchanges of the lead amongst four drivers in the Kings Royal before Sammy Swindell fended off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen; Brian Birkhofer scoring a popular victory as he captured his second World 100 in the 42nd running of dirt racing’s biggest event; and Kyle Busch finally getting his coveted Eldora win in the Feed The Children Prelude to the Dream.
Sarver, PA (December 20, 2012) Lernerville Speedway is proud to announce that the 410 DIRTcar Sprints will be back on Hoosier Racing Tires for the 2013 season. This four-corner Hoosier tire rule is a five-year deal between the Lernerville Speedway and Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic that will also apply the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Commonwealth Clash sanctioned by the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned races at the speedway, as well as the season ending DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede.
Lance Dewease, All Star Circuit of Champions- Eastern Champion and Williams Grove Speedway Champion for 2011, has been named lead driver of Heffner Racing Enterprise’s Lelands.com-sponsored #27 car for the upcoming season.
12/19/12 – Check out these images from our friends at DB3 Imaging. DB3 Imaging, lead by photographer Dave Biro, III, focuses solely on capturing still and action photography at various short tracks all across the Mid-Atlantic region. DB3 Imaging displays a special interest in sprint car competition, and has decided to share their photos regularly at www.fullyinjected.com Presented by Schaeffer’s Racing Oil & Doug Smith.
Chili Bowl Entry List Continues to Grow
Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 17, 2012) With the deadline for the early entry discount scheduled for December 18th, entries for the 27th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire happening January 8-12, 2013 at the Tulsa Expo Center has grown to over 200 strong.
Already having accomplished the unthinkable with three straight Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National titles, Kevin Swindell joins the list of entries as the Germantown, Tennessee prodigy looks to pilot the Swindell Motorsports – Mike Curb / US Fleet Tracking No. 39 to an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory.
Joined by his father Sammy Swindell, who has taken home five Golden Drillers (2009, 1998, 1996, 1992 and 1989) the pair will look to keep that “Chili Bowl Luck” on their side as an onslaught of talent has joined the ranks including 2012 Turkey Night Grand Prix Champion Kyle Larson.
Williams Grove Speedway Schedules 18 2013 Saturday Night Races
Williams Grove Speedway, the famed clay half-mile oval, will present 18 events for the 2013 Saturday Night Series. The successful racing series, featuring the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models, and Street Stocks, will begin the new season on April 20.
The 2013 Saturday Night Series will present the three divisions for 17 of the 18 shows. The final race of the season, on September 6, will feature a Super Sportsman championship along with a topless race for the 358 Late Models and a visit by the ARDC Midgets.
Check out this week’s new edition of ‘Rick’s Pics of the Week’ featuring Western Pennsylvania ’410′ sprint car regular, Jack Sodeman, Jr.
Click here to view this week’s ‘Rick’s Pics of the Week’
New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. welcomes the debut of the 2013 National Midgets February 17 and 18, with Sunday and Monday night races on its half-mile banked paved oval. It’ll mark the first appearance of USAC at the New Smyrna facility.