After a few weeks off from sanctioned competition, the premier Australian sprint car series will get back to work tomorrow evening, February 1st, at Kalgoorlie International Speedway in Kalgoorlie, Australia! The event tomorrow evening will act as round no. 11 on the 2011/2012 World Series Sprintcars schedule – as well as a kick-off to a very busy stretch of WSS racing! The series will race again on Saturday, Feb 4th at Attwell Park Speedway; with two more events scheduled shortly after that on February 8th and 10th/11th at Manjimup Speedway and Coates Hire Bunbury City Speedway!
The 2011/2012 World Series Sprintcars ‘Grand Final’ will be held at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana, Australia on February 17th and 18th!
James McFadden leads the current WSS standings heading into tomorrow’s event. Brooke Tatnell sits second, with Robbie Farr, Jason Johnson, and David Murcott rounding out the top 5! McFadden has a 423 point lead over Tatnell heading into Kalgoorlie – while also leading the series with six wins!
“The 2012 season kicks off with seven events in Georgia and Florida as part of the Eastern Region points battle. It begins Feb. 10-11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Georgia, moves to Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15-16, and wraps up with a three day extravaganza at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. 23-25.
The series’ traditional Midwest opener will be held at the Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park on April 6-7 to kick off the Ohio Region series. Then it’s a three-race weekend in Pennsylvania Posse country for the Eastern Region battle April 27-19 at Williams Grove, Port Royal and Clinton County. The Port Royal event is a huge $15,000-to-win affair!”
Tim Shaffer, pictured above at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, is the defending All-Star Circuit of Champions ‘Champion.’
Team Fully Injected star, Danny Holtgraver, finished 7th in the All-Star Circuit of Champions national point standings in 2011 – while also capturing a 4th place finish in the final ‘Ohio Region’ All-Star standings! He will continue to follow the All-Star path in 2012!
Brandon Matus, fourth generation sprint car driver from Wampum, Pennsylvania, also plans to compete with the All-Star Circuit of Champions on a moderate basis in 2012!
(All Photos by Rick Rarer)
Check out the entire 2012 All-Star Circuit of Champions schedule HERE!
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Tim Kaeding and owner Dennis Roth receiving their championship awards at the King of the West Series banquet!
The 2012 King of the West Sprint Car Series schedule is shaping up to be just as demanding as last season! The best 410 sprint car drivers on the west coast will once again hit the road in search of a King of the West title- and the reputation as being the best in California!
Thus far, 20 rounds of competition have been scheduled for the upcoming season; with the vast majority of the events being held in the state of California. The premier west coast sprint car series will also venture into parts of Oregon for one round of action.
Check out the 2012 KWS schedule HERE!
Defending King of the West Champion, Tim Kaeding, will return this season in his familiar Roth Motorsports no. 83 to defend his title! He also won a KWS title in 2002.
2011 Golden State King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series Final Standings:
1. Tim Kaeding 2406
2. Evan Suggs 2341
3. Brent Kaeding 2303
4. Jonathan Allard 2299
5. Jason Statler 2195
6. Willie Croft 2189
7. Andy Gregg 2174
8. Bobby McMahan 2156
9. Kenny Allen 2009
10. Brad Furr 1971
Fully Injected’s very own -Travis Philo- will spend his 2012 season chasing an ‘Attica Raceway Park Track Championship.’ The Ohio native plans to set his focus on the Attica points chase this summer, with the possibility of also following the entire F.A.S.T. Schedule (Fremont Attica Sprint Title).
Philo also discussed his intentions of competing against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and All-Star Circuit of Champions when his schedule permits it! Travis will look to improve on his seventh place finish in last year’s Attica Raceway Park track standings. Dean Jacobs claimed the track title.
Philo’s new Eagle Chassis will be powered by a Kistler power plant. The pictures above show the 5T with a new ‘black’ look – rather than it’s usual, more familiar ‘white’ look.
The Philo Motorsports team will take some time to visit eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania during the upcoming season. The familiar 5T plans to make special trips to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania, to participate in highlighted season events!
Travis’ season kicks-off Friday, March 30th at the Attica Raceway Park ’2012 Opener!’
Philo Motorsports would like to thank a few sponsors including: Control Design Solutions, Banshee Graphics, Kistler Race Products, Fully Injected Clothing, and www.fullyinjected.com!
Keep up with Travis Philo during the entire 2012 season; right here at www.fullyinjected.com!
Team Fully Injected’s -Joe Martin- was awarded “The Gary Knollinger – Golden Award” yesterday during the FASTRAK Northeast Banquet at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Martin received this award for his outstanding professionalism and sportsmanship on and off the racetrack! Martin was a full time competitor with the FASTRAK Northeast Touring Series in 2011. He finished 6th in the final point standings!
The newly formed BOSS Series (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) is set to take on it’s first full schedule in 2012 – with hopes of attracting large car counts and dedicated ‘traditional’ sprint car fans across the Ohio/PA valley! The second year Ohio based wingless sprint car series will host roughly 15 shows over the course of the 2012 summer; including multiple appearances in Western Pennsylvania!
Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania hosts winged 410 sprint car racing on a weekly basis, and has had plenty of non-wing sprint car appearances in the past. Mercer Raceway Park will take advantage of another opportunity to host non-wing sprint car racing by allowing the BOSS Series to invade the racey 3/8′s mile oval on Saturday, May 19th.
The big half-mile at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will welcome the traveling non-wing sprinters with open arms in 2012. PPMS, who will also host the winged 410 sprint cars on multiple occasions this summer, plans to have the BOSS Series invade on Saturday, June 23rd! Although the facility hosts super late model and crate late model competition on a weekly basis, the blazing fast half-mile will be sure to attract sprint car fans and competitors from all across the region for this ‘must-see’ spectacle!
Other notable tracks hosting BOSS competition in 2012 include Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio!
Check out the entire 2012 BOSS schedule HERE – or by clicking on the ’2012 Schedules’ tab in the menu above!
Fully Injected had an opportunity to spend an evening with Danny Holtgraver at his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania race shop last week! Click the link to see what Danny had to say about his 2011 season, and his current thoughts on the season ahead!
Hermitage, Pennsylvania native and Mercer Raceway Park ‘Rookie of the Year,’ Adam Kekich, continues with the off-season building process deep into the the winter months. The third generation driver hopes to ‘spread out’ this season and focus on a more ‘regional’ schedule – rather than compete at the same facility on a weekly basis. He will represent Fully Injected well in 2012!
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Fully Injected’s newest crate late model star, Colton Flinner, shows off his new colors at the ‘World of Wheels’ show this past weekend in downtown Pittsburgh!
Flinner will spend most of his 2012 season racing at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in the crate late model division – while also traveling to select FASTRAK Northeast Touring Series events across the region when the time permits! He is the defending Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Track Champion!
You will be able to keep track of Colton during his entire 2012 season – right here at www.fullyinjected.com!
Evan City, Pennsylvania native and Fully Injected standout, Brandon Spithaler, will look to run most, if not all, of the BOSS Series races in 2012! The Western Pennsylvania native will also keep his familiar Cyclewarehouse no. 22 sprinter prepared for a hit and miss local and regional schedule – with intentions of racing against the All-Star Circuit of Champions when they invade the area.
The BOSS Series (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) is an Ohio-based wingless sprint car series that looks to have a 12 – 15 race schedule in 2012; with most of the events located in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania! Spithaler will participate with this series on a ‘more than occasional’ basis; piloting the Superior Tank and Trailer no. 57 sprint car. Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania – where Brandon has been victorious in the past in a winged car – will play host to the non-wing travelers early in the season. This will be the first full year for the newly created series.
Spithaler shows lots of off-season progress; while also adding a little more color to his typical ‘flat black’ approach.
Spithaler, like many of his Fully Injected teammates, will not focus on a track championship in 2012; but instead, concentrate on traveling around the region and visiting new facilities!
Brandon Spithaler would like to thank all of his sponsors from 2011 (some of which are returning for 2012):
Superior Tank and Trailer
John Brown’s Custom Exhaust
Miller Maintenance Heating and Air Conditioning
Sir Speedy Printing
Malcuit Racing Engines
Fully Injected and www.fullyinjected.com!
Keep up with Brandon during the entire 2012 season- right here at www.fullyinjected.com!
Fully Injected’s ’2012 Schedules’ page has been updated! I have added schedules for this year’s Pennsylvania Keystone Cup, Pennsylvania Speedweek Sprint Series, and Lernerville Speedway!
Check out this week’s edition of ‘Rick’s Pics of the Week’ updated for Jan 30th ~ featuring action shots of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars! Stars of the past and present are included in this week’s picture gallery; including Shane Hmiel and Jesse Hockett.
Morgan Bagley picked up the $10,000 winners share this evening at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona during the Wild West Shootout finale! Billy Moyer was on pace to pick up his fourth victory of the six race series when bad luck struck, ending his quest on lap 30 with a lame car. Bagley inherited the lead and never looked back; winning round six of the Wild West Shootout and taking home the biggest pay day of the week.
Stay tuned for more super late model action in the near future as the Georgia/Florida speedweeks continue to get closer and closer!
“I’m elated, this is what we came down here for and I can’t be happier,” beamed the quietly spoken Classic champion.
Sydney native Ian Loudoun is $40,000 richer after winning the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Australia! Loudoun started on the front row of the 40 lap main event along side Saturday night’s preliminary feature winner, Craig Dollansky, and held on for the prestigious win. Dollansky would finish second with St. Marys native, Kerry Madsen, rounding out the podium finishes.
Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Finish:
1. N18 Ian Loudoun
2. USA7 Craig Dollansky
3. W92 Kerry Madsen
4. V37 Grant Anderson
5. USA27 Daryn Pittman
6. Q7 Robbie Farr
7. A1 Brooke Tatnell
8. USA17 Shane Stewart
9. ACT11 Ian Madsen
10. S4 Trevor Green
11. W11 Jason Kendrick
12. S51 Dylan Jenkin
13. T55 Jamie Bricknell
14. W87 Carl Dowling
Next Big Event: The 50th annual FUCHS Australian Sprintcar Championship at Speedway City! January 25th – 28th. More information to come soon!
We are pleased to announce that seventeen year old Colton Flinner and his no. 75 Rocket has officially joined the Fully Injected ranks for the 2012 season and beyond! The Hampton High School senior has had lots of success on the racetrack in the past, and now plans to continue that success while representing Team Fully Injected.
Colton Flinner started his young racing career just like many others did; racing and excelling through the many different levels of go-kart competition. The nephew of local super late model star, John Flinner, took the kart racing world by storm; racking up multiple track championships – six to be exact – while winning over 150 races. By the time Colton turned 13, he and his father understood it was time to move on and try something different. A late model was purchased off of his uncle, and his career in crate late model racing was officially born.
Colton won his first career crate late model feature at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway the day after his 15th birthday. That victory made Flinner the youngest driver to ever win a feature at PPMS in a crate late model. His Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Track Championship in 2011 made Colton the youngest driver to ever win a track title in the crate late model class at PPMS; thus proving for a second time that age is not a factor. His current win total stands at five; with three of those five wins coming last season during his track championship charge.
We welcome Colton Flinner to Team Fully Injected. He will join four other ‘Late Model Division’ drivers including crate competitors Mike Reft and Joe Martin, and super late model stars, Jared Miley and Gregg Satterlee. You will be able to keep up with Colton during the entire 2012 season – right here at www.fullyinjected.com.
Flinner would like to thank his sponsors: Rocket chassis, All American Framers, A.w. Beattie technical school, Randig towing, Bellisario lounge, Jared Miley racing, Mike Johnson Racing, Flemming Tire, Vox Energy, JNJ Motorsports Media, Ingram Racing Engines.
‘Fully Injected’ 410 sprint car rookie sensation, Adam Kekich, took another step towards greatness this evening by capturing the Rookie of the Year honors at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania! The young man from Hermitage competed at the Mercer, PA oval on a regular basis. His consistency and determination allowed a R.O.Y. title to be earned!
Billy Moyer grabbed another win this evening during Wild West Shootout competition at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona! The round 5 victory was Moyer’s third of this year’s WWS, and was worth $3,000. This allows him to have the maximum amount of momentum entering tomorrow’s Wild West Shootout finale worth $10,000! Jeff Provinzino was 2nd this evening, followed by Jon Kirby.
www.usaraceway.net for extended coverage.
In just the past few days, the United States has had many accomplished sprint car drivers not just in victory lane, but all over the results grid in Australia – against some very stiff Aussie competition. (Remember: take into consideration the time difference when reading this post…)
Craig Dollansky, shown racing this past summer in the United States, picked up the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic preliminary win last night in Victoria, Australia. He will be back in action tonight looking for the $40,000 finale victory – Rick Rarer Photo
Louisiana native and current ASCS National Series standout, Jason Johnson, recently grabbed the ‘Kings Challenge’ victory on Friday evening, January 20th, at Borderline Speedway in Victoria, Australia! The former ASCS National Champion followed that up with a top 10 finish at the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic preliminary event last evening (Saturday, Jan 21st) at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Victoria, Australia. Although Johnson only secured a 9th place finish, the 25 lap preliminary feature saw another American find victory lane; Elk River, MN native Craig Dollansky.
Jason Johnson, shown this summer at Attica Raceway Park during Ohio Sprint Speedweek in the United States, grabbed the Kings Challenge victory Friday evening in Victoria, Australia. He is also seeking a $40,000 top prize this evening at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic! – Rick Rarer Photo
Dollansky held off former ‘Classic’ champion, Kerry Madsen, and Ian Loudoun for the victory. The $40,000 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic finale will take place later this evening – Sunday, January 22nd – celebrating it’s 40th year of existence . Eighty-five cars were entered in the preliminary event last night; with all expected to return for tonight’s action! Fourteen American drivers are seeking an opportunity to grab a chunk of that prestigious purse, or even better: the $40,000 top prize.
Oklahoma native, Daryn Pittman, has been a very consistent competitor this ‘off-season’ in Australia. Pittman has scored multiple top 10′s thus far ‘down under’ – including a 9th place performance in the Kings Challenge, and a 4th place performance in the ‘Classic’ preliminary last night – Rick Rarer Photo
Other top American finishers in the ‘Kings Challenge’ Friday evening include Kyle Larson (2nd), Jason Meyers (4th), Danny Smith (7th), Daryn Pittman (9th), and Paul McMahan (11th).
Other top American finishers in the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic preliminary feature last night include Daryn Pittman (4th), Kyle Larson (6th), and Jason Johnson (9th).
Recent Headlined Australian Results:
President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway (Wednesday, Jan 18th):
1. Q7 Robbie Farr
2. Q83 Dave Murcott
3. USA14 Jason Meyers
4. NQ25 James McFadden
5. W92 Kerry Madsen
6. USA4 Danny Smith
7. USA27 Daryn Pittman
8. NQ47 Jason Johnson
9. V70 John Vogels
10. V35 Jamie Veal
11. USA5 Lucas Wolfe
12. U25M Paul McMahan
13. V77 Darren Mollenoyux
14. V68 Brett Milburn
15. S27 Daniel Pestka
16. T77 Shaun Dobson
Kings Challenge Finish (Friday, Jan 20th):
1. NQ47 Jason Johnson
2. USA68 Kyle Larson
3. W92 Kerry Madsen
4. USA14 Jason Meyers
5. NQ25 James McFadden
6. Q25 Andrew Scheuerle
7. USA4 Danny Smith
8. V5 Max Dumesny
9. USA27 Daryn Pittman
10. V35 Jamie Veal
11. U25M Paul McMahan
12. S27 Daniel Pestka
13. S51 Dylan Jenkin
14. T55 Jamie Bricknell
15. W7 Steven Lines
Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Preliminary Finish (Saturday, Jan 21st):
1. USA7 Craig Dollansky
2. W92 Kerry Madsen
3. N18 Ian Loudoun
4. USA27 Daryn Pittman
5. A1 Brooke Tatnell
6. USA68 Kyle Larson
7. N21 Garry Brazier
8. Q7 Robbie Farr
9. NQ47 Jason Johnson
10. NQ25 James McFadden
11. S4 Trevor Green
12. NT5 Danny Reidy
12. NT5 Danny Reidy
13. V37 Grant Anderson
14. S51 Dylan Jenkin
15. T55 Jamie Bricknell
Keep up with results right here at www.fullyinjected.com!
Only three weeks remain before USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series kicks off the 2012 racing season at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.
Race fans attending the openers February 9-10-11 at the 3/8-mile dirt oval will be able to attend a special practice session on Wednesday night, February 8, then proceed to Ker’s famed WingHouse Bar & Grill, located at 2145 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala for a pre-race party. USAC Members will receive a 20% discount on all food and beverage purchases!
Founded by Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos alumni Crawford Ker, the WingHouse has expanded to 19 locations throughout the Sunshine State and feature award winning sauces, sandwich specialties and full-service bars, plus state-of-the-art TV packages for all the major sports events. The WingHouse Girls are legendary and excellent ambassadors for the restaurant, helping create quality and memorable experiences for every guest.
“Bubba’s Winter Dirt Games” encompasses three consecutive nights of pulsating Sprint racing at one of America’s most exciting dirt tracks. Last year Damion Gardner raced to a pair of victories, while Bryan Clauson earned the first victory of what would become his second USAC National Drivers Championship season. Both drivers are expected to return for the February 9-10-11 races.
Other top drivers expected to compete in the 2012 openers include defending 5-time AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion Levi Jones, 2002 series Champion Tracy Hines, Indiana Sprint Week Champion Chris Windom, two-time Indiana Sprint Week Champion Jon Stanbrough, three-time USAC Silver Crown Champion Bud Kaeding, 14-time Sprint race winner Bobby East, and 2011 “Rookie of the Year” Coleman Gulick.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will return to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania this May for a huge and historic visit! On Wednesday, May 9th – “The Greatest Show on Dirt” will make a one night stop in the Pigeon Hills for a $10,000 to win Outlaws versus Posse showdown! This is the first time the World of Outlaws have visited the 3/8′s mile oval in over 12 years!
Check out www.worldofoutlaws.com or www.lincolnspeedway.com for more information!
Check out the entire World of Outlaws schedule by clicking on the ’2012 Schedules’ tab in our menu!
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be visiting Berlin Raceway in the state of Michigan later this fall for a two-day, $20,000 to win event on September 21-22! The now asphalt 7/16′s mile surface will be transformed into a dirt oval in time for the historic event! The giant venue can host nearly 9,000 people and is surely to be one of the biggest late model races in the state’s history!
www.worldofoutlaws.com for more information!
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Billy Moyer lead all 30 laps of last night’s Wild West Shootout event at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. The $3,000 victory was Moyer’s second of this year’s Wild West Shootout! Action will continue this evening- with the $10,000 finale being held tomorrow evening!