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USRT development driver and La Cañada High School student Steven Aghakhani recently secured the NASA SoCal Super Unlimited Class Championship. 2017 just became an even bigger success for the 14-year-old in his rookie season, Lamborghini announced it will be shipping the Huracán Super Trofeo to him in 2018.

Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveiled the new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO is ready to make its world debut. The new racecar raises the already high standards of the previous model with entirely redesigned aerodynamics. The aim was to maintain the same high downforce of the previous model, while achieving higher overall aerodynamic efficiency and so less resistance to forward travel with improved stability. The car will make its official track debut in the spring of 2018 in three continental series of Lamborghini Super Trofeo, in Europe, Asia and North America, where all the cars lined up will have the EVO configuration. The new body kit was developed by the team of motorsport engineers at Automobili Lamborghini, working in partnership with Dallara Engineering and Lamborghini Centro Stile.

Aghakhani started racing go-karts when he was 7 after spending time at the race track with his dad. His father, Armik Aghakhani an avid racer and car collector, has been fully supportive of his son’s passion for racing. When Steven was ready to move from go-kart racing to exotics, he began training with Michael Essa (2013 Formula Drift Champion). Steven was named US RaceTronics’ development driver at the age of 13 and has set record speeds for his age. He continues to make his mark on the sport as he becomes the youngest competitor to enter and podium in events across the country.

“It has been a really exciting year for myself and the team,” said Steven Aghakhani. “I can’t wait to get the Evo on the track next year and it’s great to be working with Lamborghini on this. I’m extremely thankful for everyone involved.”

More information on Steven’s amazing journey and accomplishments can be found at: stevenracing.com.

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Hundreds of community members enjoyed a special evening of fundraising and sharing gratitude at Sonoma Raceway on Tuesday evening at the raceway’s Laps of Appreciation event.

The event, which was highlighted by rides in emergency vehicles around the raceway’s 12-turn road course, was designed to give the community an opportunity to thank public safety personnel involved in the response to October’s fires. In addition, the fundraiser generated more than $72,600 for the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund.

“Our goals were to raise some money and to provide a fun environment for community members to interact and thank representatives of the agencies who did so much on all of our behalves during the recent fires,” said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway. “I think the event was a success on both fronts.”

The evening featured more than 30 emergency response vehicles from North Bay fire departments, local police and sheriff offices, the California Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units, as well as Sonoma Raceway Fire/Safety vehicles. Participating agencies included: CAL FIRE, Central Marin Fire Department, CHP Napa, CHP Marin, CHP Helicopter Golden Gate Air Operations, Lakeville Fire Department, Marin County Fire Department, Mill Valley Fire Department, Novato Fire Department, Ross Valley Fire Department, Schell-Vista Fire Protection District, Sonoma County Fire, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority and the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

“It’s great to see the community coming out and supporting us and all the different agencies that are here and having us come together to support the community, as well,” said Brian Clarke, fire captain for the Lakeville Fire Department. “We’re having a great time.”

“We just rode in an ambulance and a fire truck, and it was awesome,” said Holly Wildey from Portland, Oregon. “I’ve never been in an emergency vehicle, so it was pretty cool. We come down for the NASCAR races and were notified of this fundraiser and wanted to come down from Oregon to participate and to give back.”

In addition to rides on the raceway’s 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course, the family-friendly event also included a log and lumber truck display courtesy of Humboldt Redwood Company, Save Mart Supermarkets’ 13-foot tall motorized shopping cart “Big Red,” a race car display, thank-you note writing station, a community mural coloring station, music, event-themed t-shirts and much more. The evening also featured fun for children at the Kids Club display featuring a build-a-racer booth, the Friedman’s Home Improvement racing ramp, face painting, balloon animals and a Bubble Wizard.

Proceeds were raised through a variety of fundraising efforts, including donations for ride tickets and Sonoma Strong t-shirts and NHRA Salutes First Responders coin sales, as well as a $50,000 match from Sonoma Raceway and a $10,000 match from NASCAR, as well as a generous donation from the Save Mart Companies. 

 In addition, several community partners donated resources to Laps of Appreciation, including Adtaxi, Falck Northern California/verihealth, inc., Dome printing, Humboldt Redwood Company, Levy Restaurants, the Save Mart Companies, American Medical Response, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Sonoma Index-Tribune, Big Fun Circus and DJ Rob Bogan.

For more information on upcoming Sonoma Raceway events, visit www.SonomaRaceway.com or call 800-870-RACE.

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NASCAR rising star Noah Gragson proved that he’s just as quick on a pair of ice skates as he is navigating his way around a speedy race track Tuesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
 
The Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver visited The Ice Rink and toured the Pinnacle Speedway in Lights during his first-ever visit to the tradition-rich light show on a chilly Northeast Tennessee evening.

The Las Vegas native had a blast in The Ice Rink, where he laced them up and competed in two ice skating races against WCYB news reporter Samantha Zarek. Gragson split the two full length races with Zarek, a pretty accomplished skater, and then the two took several laps around the rink in a fun Facebook Live segment.
 
“I tried to watch Blades of Glory on the way over here, so I was going to try that triple axis out there,” Gragson said with a grin. “But really I’m terrible on ice skates, but it’s a lot of fun.
 
“If I can race a car anywhere, a shopping cart or race someone on ice skates, I’m going to do it. That competition side of me always comes out. I’m thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve had.”
 
Gragson also spent some time chatting about his upcoming racing season with several other news reporters from around the region. He said he’s had a blast this season working with team owner Kyle Busch, and was happy with the results of his first full-time tour in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
 
“It’s a great privilege to drive for Kyle Busch and it was a lot of fun in 2017 and hopefully we can build on that for next year,” Gragson said. “Kyle runs so great here. All the crew chiefs said I did well here for my first time at Bristol. Kyle’s a great guy to learn from and he’s the king of Bristol Motor Speedway as far as I’m concerned. I mean he’s got two triple sweeps here and that’s incredible.”
 
After leaving The Ice Rink, he and popular track announcer Jose Castillo toured the Christmas lights while performing several songs in their very own rendition of Carpool Karaoke. Songs included Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA, Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show, Elton John’s Rocket Man, the traditional Christmas favorite Feliz Navidad, Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid movie and My House by Flo Rida, in honor of his team owner’s dominating record at BMS. 
 
Gragson finished his evening in the Christmas Village meeting with fans and signing autographs.
 
During his rookie season he won one race, earned three poles and posted four top-fives. At his first official BMS race in August he started fourth and finished 15th. His goals for next season are to improve on his 10th place points finish and become a title contender.
 
“It was a good learning experience for me in 2017,” Gragson said. “Obviously we would’ve liked some more of the results on paper to look better. We had a lot of speed. We made a few mistakes, but we win as a team and we lose as a team. Next year I hope to be a lot better. Minimizing the mistakes is the biggest thing and definitely we have the speed, so that gives me a great deal of confidence.”
 
The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights runs through Saturday, Jan. 6. The event costs $15 for cars from Sunday through Thursday and $20 on Friday and Saturday nights. For $45, guests can take advantage of Jingle Bell Lane, the “fast pass” option that offers a shorter wait time to enter the attraction.
 
For more information, visit www.speedwayinlights.org. As always, all proceeds for The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights will be used by SCC to give to numerous organizations that serve children in the 18-county area surrounding BMS.

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Jimmy Zacharias will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut during the season opening event at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 11.

Zacharias, who earlier this year captured his sixth NASCAR track championship at New York’s Chemung Speedrome in the Sunoco Modified division and his fourth New York state NASCAR championship, will pilot the No. 31 Whelen Engineering/Marsh Racing Chevrolet for team owner Ted Marsh.

The deal to put the 26-year-old racer in the legendary Marsh Racing No. 31 came about thanks largely to his 13-year-old cousin, Garrett Zacharias.

“Garrett, who collects hero cards, sent the team’s Facebook page a request,” Zacharias explained. “Dar, who oversees the team page, was impressed by the wins and championships that Garrett had already accumulated in his young career, later reached out to Garrett to be a guest on the Jack Dodson’s Racing Insider News With Scott Allen Facebook Live Show, which is held weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. 

“Jack, who was familiar with Jimmy because of his multiple championships at Chemung, requested that he be a guest as well. Jimmy and Dar started talking about the show and the 2018 season and the deal kind of came together from there all in the last week and a half or so.

“We’re going to start at New Smyrna and see how it goes,” said Zacharias, who met team owner Ted Marsh for the first time in person on Monday at the Marsh Racing shop. “He’s a good guy, Monday was my first time meeting him and the team.  It seemed like we knew each other for a while and we just hit it off and had a good day talking.”

The chance to race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is a big step for Zacharias, who has made a name for himself as one of the most dominant drivers in Chemung Speedrome history the last few years.

Zacharias has won six of the last seven track championships in the Sunoco Modified class at the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval and won seven races this year at Chemung en route to his sixth track title.

The New York native hasn’t just stuck to asphalt racing. In recent years he has also begun racing on dirt and this year he picked up a pair of dirt victories in a sportsman modified, his first victories on dirt.

In addition to competing at New Smyrna Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Feb. 11, Zacharias also hopes to bring his modified with him to compete during the annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.

“I’m trying to take my modified to do Speedweeks with that,” Zacharias said. “I’ve been racing there since I was 14 years old with the SK modifieds and the tour-type modifieds. I want to keep that streak going, but we’re going to focus on the K&N deal.

“We’re going to do testing here and get as much seat time as we can and hopefully have a good run.”

Quality Choice Property Improvements in West Elmira, N.Y.,  and Midstate Basement Authorities in Ithaca, N.Y., have both signed on to sponsor Zacharias during his K&N East debut, but the team is still looking for additional sponsorship.

“We’re still looking for marketing partners if anyone is looking to come on board the tour-type modified or the K&N car for Speedweeks,” Zacharias said.

For additional information about Jimmy Zacharias, follow him on Twitter at @JimmyZacharias or visit www.facebook.com/jimmyzacharias71. For addition information about Marsh Racing, visit www.facebook.com/marshracing31.

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The success of Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Ford Championship Weekend is a result of the support of many entities around South Florida. At this year’s event (Nov. 17-19), a total of 40 different local organizations contributed during NASCAR’s three-day championship tradition. Between Homestead-Miami Speedway and Americrown, a catering and concessions company which is also a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, more than $120,000 was donated to the organizations for their efforts in areas such as information centers, parking, grandstands, tram services, catering and concessions, among others.

In addition, Homestead-Miami Speedway’s charitable outreach program, Driving for a Cause, teamed up with two local charitable organizations – Camillus House and Special Olympics of South Florida – for a 50/50 raffle during this year’s Ford Championship Weekend. Collectively, the organizations earned more than $13,000 to benefit their non-profits.

During Ford Championship Weekend, Driving for a Cause awarded grants to local non-profits in the South Florida community for the fifth consecutive year. This year, more than $27,000 in grants were donated to five organizations that support youth development and philanthropic efforts. The 2017 grant winners are Girls Scouts of Tropical Florida, Voices for Children of Broward Country, FMU National Association of Black Journalists, Mexican American Council and Miami South BMX.

“Ford Championship Weekend is the culmination of all the hard work from our staff and our neighboring organizations,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “It’s encouraging to see volunteers give their time during the race, and we were proud to be able to partner with all of them.”

In addition to this year’s donations to volunteer organizations, Homestead-Miami Speedway donates more than $320,000 annually to dozens of South Florida organizations, including track rental opportunities throughout the year, an annual car wash, food drive, holiday toy drive and much more.

The following are the 40 volunteer organizations who will receive donations from Homestead-Miami Speedway and Americrown:

·         Barry University- Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity

·         Barry University- Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity

·         Barry University Sports Medicine Club

·         Cathedral of Praise

·         Chief Petty Officers of Miami, Inc.

·         Christian Motorcyclists Association

·         Christopher Columbus High School

·         Church of the Lord Jesus Christ

·         Coral Reef High School- Barracuda Diamond Club

·         Coral Reef Future Farmers of America State Association

·         Daveon L. Hall Scholarship Fund (Miami)

·         Florida International University ALPFA (Association of Latino Professional in Finance and Accounting)

·         Florida International University Alternative Spring Break

·         Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus Science Club

·         Florida International University- Iota Phi Theta

·         Florida International University- La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity

·         Florida International University- Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity

·         Florida International University SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)

·         Florida Memorial University Baseball

·         Friends and Family of 497 Scouts

·         Homestead Senior High School Bronco Baseball Booster Club

·         Laura C. Saunders Elementary Schools (Miami)

·         Miami-Dade College- Curtain Call Theater Club

·         Miami-Dade College- Phi Beta Lambda

·         Miami Dade Police Department Explorer Post 157

·         Outlaw Wrestling Club Inc.

·         Redlands Christian Migrant Association

·         Richmond-Perrine Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Miami)

·         South Dade High School- Buccaneer Baseball Booster Club

·         South Florida Lightning Wrestling Club

·         South Florida Youth Symphony

·         Southern Palm United Methodist Church- Cub Scout Pack 69

·         Southwest Miami High School- Purple Pride Baseball

·         St. Thomas University Women’s Softball Group

·         TB Gymnastics Miami Booster Club, Inc.

·         The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of Florida, St. Luke Lodge #530

·         University of Central Florida Sports Business Club

·         University of Miami Sports Ethics

·         Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1427

·         305 Wrestling

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Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Caterpillar Inc. have renewed their overall partnership and sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro team, and will use the platform for the introduction of new digital and social content campaigns.
 
The partnership between RCR and Caterpillar began in 2009 and has been highlighted by the Cat Racing program's consistent activation and engagement with Cat dealers and customers. Since the 2014 debut of driver/crew chief combination of Ryan Newman and Luke Lambert, the team has earned a career-best finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point standings, coming within one point of winning the coveted championship. Consistency has remained a strong suit and in four seasons, the 31 team has earned three NASCAR Playoffs berths, one victory, 19 top-five and 54 top-10 finishes.
 
"I am happy to announce the continuation of our partnership with Caterpillar and the No. 31 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series," said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "I've had the opportunity to meet and interact with so many Cat dealers, customers and equipment operators through the past nine years. They are passionate about both racing and their Cat equipment, and I share their passion for both. I have used Cat equipment for many years and there is no better heavy machinery on the market. We've enjoyed our long-term association with Caterpillar, and helped them sell a lot of equipment over the years. I'm proud to represent the Cat brand."
 
Last month, Caterpillar rolled out its new digital and social content campaigns on several platforms utilizing RCR assets to enhance the integrated partnership. From simple tune ins to long-form features, Cat is showcasing the RCR team's implementation of the Cat S60 phone in competition, as well as its driver's off-track devotion to conservation with the help of Cat Compact Track Loaders and the Newman family's animal rescue and education facility in North Carolina.
 
"Some of our strongest brand ambassadors are found in our friends on the RCR team," said Caterpillar Vice President, Nigel Lewis. "Together, we share a commitment to teamwork, advanced technology and healthy competition. Because of our partnership with RCR, we have engaged and entertained countless customers over the years across North America, and built lasting relationships and strong customer loyalty as a result. We look forward to another exciting racing season and extending the relationship beyond the track, reaching a much broader group of our customers during our sponsorship throughout the year."
 
The world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives began as a sponsor in NASCAR in 1993. Caterpillar was a team sponsor in the NASCAR XFINITY Series from 1995 to 1996 before moving to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1997. Its relationship with RCR began in 2009, where it remains as one of the most prominent brands competing in the elite division.
 
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Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that they have signed John Hunter Nemechek, a five-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and former NASCAR NEXT driver, to pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races in 2018. Nemechek, 20, will work with veteran NXS crew chief Mike Shiplett, who has led the team for the last four seasons. Nemechek’s No. 42 Chevrolet will carry primary sponsorship from Fire Alarm Services, Inc. in 2018.

NOTES OF INTEREST:

·         Behind the Wheel:Nemechek began his racing career in quarter midgets at the age of five. He was the 2011 Allison Legacy Race Series Rookie of the Year and followed-up with the series championship in 2012. Nemechek moved into late models in 2013 and won the Miller Lite Super Late Model Series Championship at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. He won three of the biggest Super Late Model races over the next two seasons including the famed All-American 400 in Nashville, Tenn., the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.

·         Fully Covered: Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides fire, life safety, and security services and products for protecting their client's real estate investment. They are the one source for all of their customers fire alarm, electrical, security, sprinkler, fire extinguisher and fire suppression needs.

·         Making His Way Through NASCAR: Nemechek made his NCWTS debut in 2013 at Martinsville Speedway at just 16 years old. He competed in the NCWTS on a part-time basis in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Nemechek captured his first series victory at Chicagoland Speedway in 2015 and was also named the series’ Most Popular Driver. He moved to full-time driving duties in 2016 and 2017, where he qualified for the NCWTS playoffs in both seasons.In 76 starts, Nemechek has five wins, one pole, 22 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes. He finished eighth in the final points standings in both 2016 and 2017.

·         Family Ties:John Hunter is the son of 1992 NXS Champion and multi-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) winner Joe Nemechek. Joe drove for CGR co-owner Felix Sabates’ SABCO Racing team from 1997-1999 and scored the team’s final MENCS victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September 1999. John Hunter’s namesake is his late uncle, John Nemechek, who competed in the NCWTS from 1995-1997. He passed away due to complications from head injuries sustained in an accident during a 1997 NCWTS race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, just three months before John Hunter was born.

CGR QUOTEBOARD:

·         Chip Ganassi, Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “We are happy to have John Hunter join our organization and also announce the relationship with Fire Alarm Services. We had a very successful 2017 with our XFINITY program and look to improve upon that.  We feel that John Hunter has the talent to be a future star in the sport and can’t wait to get him behind the wheel.”

·         John Hunter Nemechek, Driver No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro:  “I couldn’t be more excited to join Chip Ganassi Racing. I feel like their cars and organization were the talk of the garage in 2017 and I hope to play a part in continuing their run of success in 2018 and beyond. Also, Fire Alarm Services has been a supporter of my career since 2016 at our family-owned team, and I am looking forward to continuing that partnership at Chip Ganassi Racing. I am extremely grateful to Shannon and Connie Smith, owners of Fire Alarm Services, Inc. I also want to thank my father for all that he has done to help grow my passion for racing.”

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Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2018 special event schedule.  The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a fourth year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.  Track Enterprises added a fifth ARCA event last season, in Elko, MN, which makes a return to the schedule.  This season, a sixth ARCA race will be promoted by the company at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, MO.  Other series that are part of this year’s events include the USAC Silver Crown Series and Sprint Cars, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Southern Super Series, the CARS Tour, World Of Outlaws, along with UMP Modifieds and Sportsman.

The first event of the season is a fourth year stop at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Saturday, April 7.  The ARCA Racing Series will be on track for the Music City 200 plus a huge combo event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series, and the CARS Super Late Model tour.  With ARCA as well as three of the best touring Super Late Model tours in the country, this is a can’t miss event in a fun destination city.

Next up will be "The Week Of Indy", a series of events promoted by Track Enterprises that were highly successful in 2016 but took a hit from Mother Nature this past season.  It all begins on Wednesday, May 23 with the Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute IN Action Track, featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds.  On Thursday, May 24, the annual Hoosier Hundred for the USAC Silver Crown cars is on tap at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.  Joining the Champ Cars will be the UMP Modifieds for a $2,000 to win special event.  Wrapping up "The Week Of Indy" for TEI, will be the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway, featuring the USAC Silver Crown cars and the USF2000/Pro Mazda combo.

On Friday, June 22, ARCA heads back to the St. Louis, MO area for the first time in 10 years.  It will be the seventh time that the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has visited Gateway Motorsports Park but the first time since 2007, when the late Bryan Clauson claimed victory.  10-time ARCA champion, Frank Kimmel, has also found victory lane at the track.  It's part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at the track, with truck practice part of the Friday ARCA schedule.

In late June and early July, Track Enterprises’ officials turn their attention to three of the tracks that they promote on a weekly basis, Lincoln and Macon Speedways in Central Illinois as well as the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana.  On Friday, June 29, the Terre Haute Action Track is a stop for not only the Summer Nationals Hell Tour Late Models but also the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Models.  Last year, the attempt at that event was rained out.  On Sunday, July 1, the Summer Nationals, will be thrilling fans at the Lincoln Speedway ¼-mile, much like one season ago as the Late Models will be joined by Midgets and Modifieds.  The series will then visit Mighty Macon Speedway on Thursday, July 5 for the Herald & Review 100. 

Returning to the Track Enterprises schedule for the second straight year is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Elko Speedway in Elko New Market, MN.  The 2017 event was as exciting as it gets with drivers racing to the line four-wide, while crashing, vying for the top prize.  New York's Christian Eckes claimed the victory in a photo finish.  Brennan Poole, Frank Kimmel, and Grant Enfinger also have victories at the track.  The 2018 edition of the race will be on Saturday, July 14.

Arguably the biggest event on the Track Enterprises season takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19 at the Illinois State Fair.  It’s the annual stop for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the USAC Silver Crown Series.  The UMP Sportsman are back on for another season of racing at the fair.  What makes the event so unique and exciting is the rarity of ARCA cars on dirt mixed with the excitement of the state fair.

The ARCA dirt theme continues two weeks later as the DuQuoin IL State Fair races are set for Sunday and Monday, September 2 and 3.  Joining ARCA will be the USAC Silver Crown cars and UMP Modifieds.  Racing at the Magic Mile was phenomenal, as always, in 2017. 

Changing dates this year will be the Lucas Oil Raceway events leading up to the Brickyard 400 at IMS, moving from July to September.  Track Enterprises will be hosting a couple of shows in town with the  ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Friday, September 7.  The USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars will run the Rich Vogler Classic the following night, Saturday, September 8 and will be joined by a new and unique event.  That race will be the Speed51 Super Select, a race for winners in big Super Late Model events across the country.  Event details with eligibility requirements, etc. will be released in the near future.

A new event to the Track Enterprises schedule will be held at the Terre Haute Action Track on Friday and Saturday, October 12-13.  The Wabash Clash will see the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars on Friday, October 12 and the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 13.  The DIRTcar UMP Scott's Custom Colors Modifieds will also be on track both days.       

In addition to the special events listed above, Track Enterprises also promotes the full slates at Macon IL Speedway, Lincoln IL Speedway, and the Terre Haute IN Action Track.        

Presale tickets will go on sale in the near future through the Track Enterprises office and online.  Stay updated with Track Enterprises news and info at www.trackenterprises.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises.

2018 Special Event Schedule

Saturday, April 7-ARCA Music City 200 @ Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (Nashville, TN)
Wednesday, May 23-"Week Of Indy" Tony Hulman Classic @ Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Thursday, May 24-"Week Of Indy" Hoosier Hundred @ Indiana State Fairgrounds (Indianapolis, IN)
Friday, May 25-"Week Of Indy" Carb Night Classic @ Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)
Friday, June 22-ARCA Racing Series @ Gateway Motorsports Park (Madison, IL)
Friday, June 29-Summer Nationals vs. WoO LM @ Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Sunday, July 1-Summer Nationals, Midgets, & Mods @ Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)
Thursday, July 5-Summer Nationals H&R 100 @ Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
Saturday, July 14-ARCA Racing Series @ Elko Speedway (Elko, MN)
Saturday, August 18-USAC Silver Crown Series @ Illinois State Fair (Springfield, IL)
Sunday, August 19-ARCA Racing Series @ Illinois State Fair (Springfield, IL)
Sunday, September 2-USAC Silver Crown Series @ Du Quoin State Fair (Du Quoin, IL)
Monday, September 3-ARCA Racing Series @ Du Quoin State Fair (Du Quoin, IL)
Friday, September 7-ARCA Racing Series @ Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)
Saturday, September 8-USAC Silver Crown Series @ Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)
Friday, October 12-USAC Sprint Cars Wabash Clash @ Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)
Saturday, October 13-WoO Sprint Cars Wabash Clash @ Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)

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JD Motorsports with Gary Keller and with recently signed driver Vinnie Miller are proud to welcome JAS Expedited Trucking as a full-time sponsor of the No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro in 2018.
 
JAS Expedited Trucking, based in Imlay City, Mich., will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 01 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) entry driven by Miller in ten 2018 NXS events starting with the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
 
“I’m looking forward to our partnership with JD Motorsports and Vinnie in 2018,” said CEO of JAS Expedited Trucking, Tony Freeland. “Currently, my company looking to hire several qualified truck drivers, and we’ve found that NASCAR is a great platform to get the word out.”
 
In addition to serving as primary sponsor of the No. 01 Chevrolet at Atlanta in February, JAS will also serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 01 entry in nine other NXS events including Miller’s NXS debut at his home track, Michigan International Speedway, on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
 
JAS will also serve as an associate sponsor of the JDM No. 01 entry driven by Miller for the other 23 NXS events in 2018.
 
“Being a Michigan based company, we like to support other Michigan companies and individuals from our state,” Freeland said. “Vinnie grew up just a few miles down the road from where I live. It’s cool to be working with a driver who gets what we are trying to achieve and has a passion for the state of Michigan.”
 
“Having a JAS come onboard for the 2018 season is awesome,” said driver of the No. 01 JAS Chevrolet, Vinnie Miller. “I’m proud to be from Michigan, and I’m even more proud to work with a company like JAS. They bring jobs to our state and are looking to add even more. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Tony and his team at JAS, and I’m looking forward to the future with them.”
 
JDM PR
2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule   
Date  Location  Network  Race Start  Radio 
2/11  Daytona 500 Qualifying at
Daytona International Speedway 
FOX  12 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
2/11  The Clash at
Daytona International Speedway 
FS1  3 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
2/15  The Duel at
Daytona International Speedway 
FS1  7 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
2/18  DAYTONA 500 at
Daytona International Speedway 
FOX  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
2/25  Atlanta Motor Speedway  FOX  2 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
3/4  Las Vegas Motor Speedway  FOX  3:30 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
3/11  Phoenix Raceway  FOX  3:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
3/18  Auto Club Speedway  FOX  3:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
3/25  Martinsville Speedway  FS1  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
4/8  Texas Motor Speedway  FS1  2 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
4/15  Bristol Motor Speedway  FOX  2 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
4/21  Richmond International Raceway  FOX  6:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
4/29  Talladega Superspeedway  FOX  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
5/6  Dover International Speedway  FS1  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
5/12  Kansas Speedway  FS1  8 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
5/19  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open at
Charlotte Motor Speedway 
FS1  6 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
5/19  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at
Charlotte Motor Speedway 
FS1  8 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
5/27  Charlotte Motor Speedway  FOX  6 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
6/3  Pocono Raceway  FS1  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
6/10  Michigan International Speedway  FOX  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
6/24  Sonoma Raceway  FS1  3 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
7/1  Chicagoland Speedway  NBCSN  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
7/7  Daytona International Speedway  NBC  7 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
7/14  Kentucky Speedway  NBCSN  7:30 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
7/22  New Hampshire Motor Speedway  NBCSN  2 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
7/29  Pocono Raceway  NBCSN  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
8/5  Watkins Glen International  NBC  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
8/12  Michigan International Speedway  NBCSN  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
8/18  Bristol Motor Speedway  NBCSN  7:30 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
9/2  Darlington Raceway  NBCSN  6 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
9/9  Indianapolis Motor Speedway  NBCSN  2 p.m. ET  IMS/SiriusXM 
9/16  Las Vegas Motor Speedway  NBCSN  3 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
9/22  Richmond International Raceway  NBCSN  7:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
9/30  Charlotte Motor Speedway  NBC  2 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
10/7  Dover International Speedway  NBCSN  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
10/14  Talladega Superspeedway  NBC  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
10/21  Kansas Speedway  NBC  2 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
10/28  Martinsville Speedway  NBCSN  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
11/4  Texas Motor Speedway  NBCSN  3 p.m. ET  PRN/SiriusXM 
11/11  Phoenix Raceway  NBC  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
11/18  Homestead Miami Speedway  NBC  2:30 p.m. ET  MRN/SiriusXM 
All times eastern. Subject to change.