The learning curve, which has moved along quickly and successfully between Furniture Row Racing driver Regan Smith and the team's new crew chief Todd Berrier, will take on a new challenge this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competes at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Atlanta will be the first encounter as teammates for Smith and Berrier at a 1.5-mile venue, the length of the majority of races on the NASCAR circuit. (note Atlanta Motor Speedway actual length is 1.54 miles).
Since Berrier took over the crew chief duties at the end of July, he has directed Smith on two 2.5-mile tracks (Indianapolis and Pocono), a road course (Watkins Glen), a two-miler (Michigan) and a short track (Bristol).
"It's been said many times that if you want to be successful in NASCAR it's important to have a good handle on the 1.5-mile tracks," note Smith, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet. "After the first two races with Todd, I felt our biggest obstacle was going to be the road course at Watkins Glen, but we came away with a top-10 there.
"I've been upbeat about our potential and heading to Atlanta hasn't changed my optimism. Todd's a veteran, he's patient and has a plan. We have plenty to look forward to as a team."
In the last five races with Berrier as crew chief, Smith has finishes of 18, 9, 9, 29 and 16 for an average of 16. Take away the 29th-place result when he got wrecked in Michigan while running in the top-12, his average finish drops to 13, well ahead of his season finishing average of 22.5.
"Our performance has picked up considerably and we would like to leave Atlanta with another top-10," explained the 28-year-old Smith, who was testing this week at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway track.
Smith's best finish at Atlanta in five career Cup starts was 14th in March 2010.
"Atlanta was one of those tracks where it took me a while to figure out," said Smith. "But I am much more comfortable now that I have a few races under my belt there. Tire management will be important in Atlanta since the track surface there is a little rougher. As I've been saying each week, if we can avoid accidents and mistakes, we should be in good position at the checkered flag."
NASCAR fans can go behind-the-scenes with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and the Michael Waltrip Racing team in a one-hour special program airing Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.
Catching Speed, produced by award-winning NASCAR Productions, is a glimpse into how a team prepares during the week for a big race like the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The show focuses on the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota team during the week and throughout the race in Indianapolis. Fans will be able to listen to crew chiefs and engineers in competition meetings, pit crew members during pit practices and mechanics working on the car – all in preparation for Indy.
A few hours after the program airs, Bowyer will be competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which will air live on ESPN. NASCAR Countdown is at 6:30 p.m. with the race’s green flag at 7:46 p.m.
Catching Speed re-airs on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.
140 BUZZ is proud to announce a partnership with Sam Bass, NASCAR's first officially licensed artist.
Working with Bass, the 140 BUZZ team will keep fans in touch with Sam and his busy schedule and also the projects he is working on. We will also focus on public relations, helping to elevate the Sam Bass brand to all levels of media.
"To have Sam as a member of the 140 BUZZ family is amazing," said owner Mike Calinoff. "He's a friend to all in both NASCAR and the music industry. We're excited to work with him and expand on what he has already accomplished over the years. It's going to be fun to play off each others creativity and end with very positive results. This is a big day for me both personally and professionally."
"I am looking so forward to working with Mike Calinoff and his team at 140 BUZZ," Bass said. "Mike has been a great friend of mine for years, and he and his company bring to me some very innovative ideas and exciting opportunities to expand my business through social media. We are going to have a lot of fun doing it too, which makes it even more exciting!"
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Jason White on Atlanta: “Atlanta is a challenging but fun track to race. It is very important to have a good balance on the handling of your truck. The track does allow for multiple grooves of racing, so you can search around and find the best line for your truck – especially with traffic. A big key will be maintaining grip as the track is rough and you end up slipping and sliding around a lot. Doug George (crew chief) and the guys on this team have been giving me great trucks and we have been pretty strong on these 1.5-mile tracks so far this year. I am excited to get to Atlanta and have a strong run for this team and our sponsor, GunBroker.com, who is based in the Atlanta area.”
Jason at Atlanta: This will mark Jason’s seventh career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Jason has a best finish of 11th in the 2010 event at the 1.5 mile speed plant in Hampton, Georgia. Jason has a best qualify effort of 14th at the track which he accomplished in 2009 and 2010. The event will also mark Jason’s 185th start in NASCAR’s top three divisions.
Race Rewind: Coming off a career best finish just five day earlier, Jason White and his GunBroker.com team had very high hopes as they entered the driver’s favorite track. However, a long day of battling handling issues on their No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford relegated White and his team to a 14th place finish in the running of the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He would begin the race fighting a very “tight” condition on his No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford and long green flag runs didn’t provide the Doug George led team many opportunities to make the necessary adjustments. Jason managed to hang onto the lead lap and avoid the late troubles while clawing his way to the 14th place finish.
The finish kept Jason in the 10th position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers’ standings – only 17 points out of the ninth spot.
“50-Cal” Heads to Atlanta: The GunBroker.com team will be bringing the truck they nicknamed “50-Cal” to Atlanta Motor Speedway this week. In honor of the team’s sponsor, GunBroker.com, the GB Racing team uses gun and shooting themed names for most of their trucks – thus the name “50-Cal”. “50-Cal” last raced at Dover where Jason suffered a rare engine failure early in the event and finished a disappointing 33rd. The truck also raced in the third race of the year at Rockingham Speedway.
Sponsor’s Home Turf: Jason White and his GB Racing teams visit to Atlanta Motor Speedway this week is a little extra special. The teams sponsor, GunBroker.com, isbased in the Atlanta area. “GunBroker.com has supported me for many years, so it is always special to race in Atlanta,” added Jason. “We always put pressure on ourselves each race to perform the best that we can. There is a little added pressure I put on the Atlanta race. I really want to put on a great performance for GunBroker.com and the many employeeswho will be in attendance on Friday night. We are getting close to that first win and it would be so special to get that in Atlanta.”
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The No. 01 G&K Services Chevrolet team heads to the high-banked, fast track of Atlanta Motor Speedway looking to add to their recent momentum in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Mike Wallace will be wheeling the No. 01 entry for JD Motorsports w/Gary Keller, ashe has all season. Joining him as a teammate will be Danny Efland, back in the No. 4 Tradebank Chevrolet.
With six of their last finishes in the top-20, and one in the top-10, through the last seven races; the No. 01 team has utilized those finishes to move into 12thin Driver’s Points and improve their laps completed stats, as well.
When crew chief Newt Moore and team roll the No. 01 G&K Services Chevrolet off the hauler this weekend, they’ll have only one practice to get their ride right for Wallace. And for Wallace, he’ll also reflect back 20 years ago when he was in one of the most-historic NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races ever run.
Mike Wallace Notes
· This will be the St. Louis native’s 440thcareer NNS start
· The four-time race winner is making his 24thstart of the 2012 season
· During that span, he’s led four races and completed 3,798 of 3,983 laps (93.8 percent) contested
· During the last seven races, the team has six top-10 finishes with one of them a top-10 (Montreal)
· He’s currently 12th in Driver’s Points, trailing the 10th and 11th drivers by 20 markers
· This will be his 15th NNS start at AMS
· During that time, he’s had five top-20finishes in the last seven starts
· His best start was third in 1994 and eighth in 1993
· The last visit by Wallace to AMS in 2011 produced a 16th-place finish
· During those 14 prior stars, he’s completed2,490 of 2,774 laps contested (89.7 percent) and led two races
Danny Efland Notes
· This will be NNS career start No. 50 for the Irmo, S.C. native
· During the first 10 starts for him this year, he’s completed 1,169 of 1,620 laps contested
· His best finish was 13th, which took place in both Daytona races this season
· This will be his first start at AMS
Mike Wallace Quotes
“This track produces some of the fastest racing we have during the year. The banking is high and turns are long. You seem to spend more time turning than you do going straight when it comes to racing Atlanta.
“But, we have to practice in the morning, qualify in the afternoon and then race at night. So, we’ll have to do the best we can to get a good starting spot and go for another commendable finish. We’ve had some pretty good runs there and we’ve been doing well lately holding our own in the finishes this year, as well.
“I know this is the 20-year anniversary of the race where Jeff Gordon made his first start, Richard Petty his last and Bill Elliott, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki were battling for the championship that day.
“That was my fifth Sprint Cup Series start and I just wanted to make the race (38th)and finish (20th) without getting in any one’s way with those guys racing for a championship. It’s still one of the most-talked about races in NASCAR history because of what happened that day; and with some of those names since. It was a special race to be part of, for a lot of reasons.”
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Labor Day weekend – summer’s last hurrah. While nearly three weeks remain until the fall season begins on the calendar, the annual holiday has been the weekend that commemorates the unofficial end to summer. Whether it’s one last weekend trip to the beach, a backyard barbecue, or one more summer party – many celebrate the event in a variety of methods and styles.
Those who elect to celebrate the Labor Day weekend “NASCAR style” will be doing so this year in “Hotlanta” as the Atlanta Motor Speedway plays host to the Sprint Cup Series for Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500. The nickname “Hotlanta” is used in reference to the Atlanta nightlife and the abundance of activities in which to participate while in the city. To a lesser degree, the nickname also refers to the hot summer temperatures associated with the area. Both references apply when discussing the NASCAR weekend on the forthcoming Labor Day weekend.
All three of NASCAR’s top touring series will be in town with the Camping World Truck Series kicking off three nights of intense racing action Friday night with the headline attraction being the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night. A lot will be on the line in the latter event with a number of drivers still trying to clinch or gain positions in the 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship that begins Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. It’s certainly stacking up to be a weekend to be remembered.
Right in the thick of things during two of the three race nights at Atlanta is driver Kurt Busch. The 2004 Sprint Cup champion enters the weekend as a three-time Atlanta winner with his most recent Sprint Cup victory at the 1.5-mile track occurring in March 2010. It’s a track for which the driver of the No. 51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing has a great affinity and, with his stats at Atlanta, it’s easy to see why he bestows such favor on the facility.
In addition to three Sprint Cup wins at Atlanta, Busch has scored four top-fives and nine top-10 finishes. He finished fourth in this race one year ago after starting 10th. That fourth-place finish marked four consecutive finishes of sixth place or better. More impressive is the fact that in all of his 21 starts at Atlanta, Busch has finished outside the top-15 only seven times, three of which were the result of an accident or engine failures. Busch has also led a minimum of 10 laps in seven of the last 10 races to have taken place at Atlanta.
Busch will be looking for more success at Atlanta and he is doubling his chances to do just that by competing in Friday night’s Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 Truck Series race, driving the No. 51 Chevrolet racetruck for Billy Ballew Motorsports. It will be the second time in three weeks Busch is competing in the series that launched him to NASCAR success more than 10 years ago. Busch goes into Friday night’s Truck Series race having earned four wins, 14 top-fives and 18 top-10 finishes in 26 career starts in the series.
So, whether celebrating Labor Day weekend NASCAR style or any other way, one thing is certain – three nights of scintillating racing action will unfold in “Hotlanta” as the summer season draws to its unofficial close.
Just before the release of The Allman Brothers Band’s 1972 album Eat A Peach, founding member Duane Allman reportedly said in an interview, “There ain’t no revolution, it’s evolution, but every time I’m in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace.” A few drivers will be looking for peace during Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as just two events remain before the field is set for what Jimmie Johnson says will be “a very interesting 10 weeks for the fans.”
Before the 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship starts, the field still needs to be set and the revolution continues for those coveted spots Sunday night in the Peach State. Johnson can expect a more peaceful two weeks since clinching his spot in the 2012 Chase – NASCAR’s version of the playoffs – with his second-place finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Saturday. Johnson continued his streak as the only driver in the series who has made the Chase since the format was adopted in 2004.
But while his spot is secure, there is the matter of where he is seeded in the Chase, as well as who ends the regular season as the points leader. If the Chase was to begin this weekend, the point standings would be reset and Johnson would be in a four-way tie for first place with Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart, each with three wins this season – the determining factor in how drivers are seeded once they are locked in. Johnson’s three wins came at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in May, Dover (Del.) International Speedway in June, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.
In the actual standings, Johnson is currently 11 points out of first place. But while drivers earn no advantage by ending the regular season first in points, it is something Johnson relishes. He joked at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn two weekends ago that “a little $5 trophy, a tee shirt would be nice – anything” for the points leader at the end of the regular season.
To accomplish that particular goal, however, Johnson must tackle the wickedly fast 1.54-mile Atlanta oval. Fortunately, Atlanta has been as successful a racetrack as any for the five-time Sprint Cup champion, who has three wins there. His last was in 2007, when he swept both events. His most memorable and emotional Atlanta victory came in October 2004, one week after the tragic Hendrick Motorsports aircraft accident near Martinsville, Va.
In addition to his wins, Johnson has finished in the top-three in half of the 20 races he has run at Atlanta. His runner-up efforts have produced some memorable moments on track. Last year, he and teammate Jeff Gordon put on a great show as they battled for the lead in the closing laps. His second-place finish mirrored several other runs throughout his Atlanta career. In October 2008, he lost to Carl Edwards by a nose coming off the final turn after picking up nine spots in the final eight laps. In October 2006, current reigning champion Stewart edged Johnson on the final lap, but Johnson would prove unstoppable in the final races on his way to his first of five consecutive championships. In March 2005, Carl Edwards beat Johnson after he completed an amazing pass on the outside in the final corner of the last lap to edge Johnson by just two-hundredths of a second.
So while the action on the track Sunday evening is sure to be anything but peaceful as NASCAR inches one race closer to setting their field for the Chase, Johnson just hopes it’s one more step in his evolution as the sport’s 2012 champion.
Several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams took to the newly reconfigured Kansas Speedway today and the reviews are in – and they have been pretty positive as teams navigate the variable banking for the first time.
“I think they did a really nice job repaving,” said Matt Kenseth. “Drivers aren’t huge fans of repaves, especially being the first ones on the track, by this afternoon the cars were more comfortable on the track. I think the repave is awesome.”
Regan Smith agreed.
“We’ve seen quite a few of these this year already. They did a pretty good job with this one.”
For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the day was about getting some time on the track.
“It’s nice to get out on the track. It’s nice to see the track. I like this place,” said Earnhardt, Jr. “The banking will add speed to the race track and one and two definitely have more banking. This should be a fast little race track.”
Kenseth, who holds the track record of 180.856 mph set back in 2005, expects a new track record this fall.
“We’re already running, the last lap was 30.30 or something,” said Kenseth. “You know it’s going to be faster when everybody runs in qualifying runs. I expect it to be the high 28s in a qualifying run.”
The Goodyear Tire Test resumes tomorrow at 9 AM and is open and free to the public. Fans are asked to enter at Michigan Dr. off of Speedway Blvd. Due to another event setting up at Kansas Speedway, fans will only be able to enter at Gate D (closest to Turn 1) and sit in sections 169 and 171. Parking will be available in lots 5 and 6. Parking lots and gates will open at 8:30 AM. Sprint FanWalk will not be open.
Restroom facilities will be open. Concessions will not be available, however fans are permitted to bring in a 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.
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The two races contested in 2008 at Atlanta Motor Speedway were very kind to Kyle Busch.
In March of that year, Busch raced all the way to victory lane at Atlanta, ending a 147-race drought for Joe Gibbs Racing’s (JGR) No. 18 team and notching the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win for Toyota as a manufacturer, as well as his first of 20 total NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins for JGR.
In October 2008, Busch continued his strong season at Atlanta as he brought home a solid fifth-place finish.
In the five Sprint Cup races contested at Atlanta since 2008, however, the 1.5-mile oval has not been too kind to Busch and the No. 18 team, with only one top-10 finish to their credit.
With that in mind, the driver of the No. 18 Doublemint® Toyota Camry for JGR and his entire team will be rolling up their sleeves and getting to work this Labor Day weekend in hopes of rekindling some of that 2008 magic at Atlanta as the series returns for Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500.
An Atlanta resurgence would come at a very opportune time for Busch, who hopes to protect the wild-card berth he currently holds into the 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship with two races remaining before the Chase begins Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
Only the top-10 in points are locked into the 12-driver, 10-race Chase. Positions 11 and 12 in the Chase are wild cards, awarded to the two drivers between 11th and 20th in points with the most wins. In the event of multiple drivers having the same number of wins, a driver’s point standing serves as the tiebreaker.
The talented 27-year-old jumped back into the final wild-card spot after his sixth-place finish Saturday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Busch’s victory on April 28 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, combined with his 13th position in the point standings – which is higher than his fellow single-race winners in the top-20 in points – Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Marcos Ambrose and JGR teammate Joey Logano – has earned him a Chase berth for the time being.
While a win á lá March 2008 would certainly be a boost for Busch’s Chase hopes, he knows just a solid run could well put him in the driver’s seat.
With one of his best racetracks coming up next weekend at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, where his average finish is a series-best 4.7, Busch and the Doublemint team are highly motivated to go to work in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend bent on improving their recent results there. They don’t necessarily have to repeat their 2008 victory, by any means, but it sure could make the following weekend’s visit to Richmond for the final regular-season race a whole lot less stressful.
The upcoming Labor Day Weekend holiday will provide a great opportunity for race fans to attend an ASA sanctioned event. Many ASA Member Tracks and two ASA sanctioned series have scheduled events for this weekend.
Here is a preview of what is happening this weekend.
ASA PROAUTOSPORTS – After a summer break, ASA’s premier road course series will be in action on Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2 at Inde Motorsports Ranch, an ASA Member Track in Wilcox, AZ. Over 150 cars will be in action from go-karts, open wheel, and stock cars will be racing all weekend long. Action gets underway at 12:30pm on Friday and 8:00am on Saturday & Sunday.
ASA TRUCK SERIES – They also are returning to action after a break this Sunday night at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jeremiah Wagner comes into the event with a 24-point lead over Cole Loftsgard. Defending ASA Truck Series Champion Taylor Miinch is looking for his fourth win in a row and move himself closer to Wagner’s point lead. The action gets underway at 5pm.
ACE SPEEDWAY (Altamahaw, NC) – The ASA Member Track will be hosting Ace Fest 2012 on Friday through Monday. Friday will have a full racing program featuring the Late Models, Limited Late Models, Extremes, Flat Head Fords and Fireworks starting at 8pm. Saturday will be their Community Day with a community yard sale & marketplace from 8am to 1pm followed by an ATV Rally Cross and Mudd Bogg Challenge at 1pm. Go Karts will also be in action starting at 1pm. Sunday is their Summer Series Band Festival along with a cookout, cornhole tournament, Car & Bike Show and race viewing party. Monday will have some great racing action at 3:45pm with Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, USAC Midgets, Stadium Stocks and Fireworks.
BIG COUNTRY SPEEDWAY (Cheyenne, WY) – The only asphalt track in Wyoming will be hosting two days of racing action on Saturday and Sunday. The Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mod 4’s, Warriors and Mini Cups will be in action both days.
DILLON MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Dillon, SC) – Two words for their event on Monday, September 3…FREE ADMISSION!!!! Thanks to Fred Bowker & RacewayAutomotive.com, the grandstand admission for the 6th Annual Labor Day Monday 200 is free for fans. The Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders Mini Cup Stocks, UCARS and Legends will be in action with racing starting at 5pm. Along with the free admission; fans will also get a free hot dog.
EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK (Tampa, FL) – East Bay will be hosting the “Bob Long Memorial Race” this Saturday night featuring the Top Gun Sprints and East Bay Sprints in a combined event. The Late Models, 4 Cylinder Bombers and Daytona Area Antique Racing Association will also be in action. Racing gets underway at 6pm.
ILLIANA MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Schererville, IN) – Season Champions will be crowned this Saturday night. The Super Late Models, Legends, Turbo Stox, Pure Stocks, and Bandoleros will be in action. Racing starts at 7pm.
LEBANON I-44 SPEEDWAY (Lebanon, MO) – The High Banks 100 for the ASA Late Models is scheduled for this Saturday night at the ASA Member Track. The Sportsman and Modifieds will also be in action. Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Arrive early for the Budweiser Pre-Race Party.
LONESOME PINE RACEWAY (Coeburn, VA) - It will be Back to School Night this Saturday night as the track will be giving away school supplies to the kids. The Late Models, Mod 4’s, Street Stocks, Iron Warriors, Renegades and Pure 4’s will be in action. If that is not all, there will also be a Powder Puff race and fireworks to end the night.
MARSHFIELD MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Marshfield, WI) – The ASA Member Track in central Wisconsin will host a great racing program this Saturday night. The Super Late Models, Super Stocks, CWMSA 4-Cylinders, and Bandits will be in action. Plus, there will be an Egg Toss contest. Racing gets underway at 6:30pm.
MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID) – Fans will have an opportunity to check out two nights of racing action this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the Vintage Mods/Sprints, ASA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Legends and Spectacular Drags compete on the tight quarter-mile asphalt oval. The Legends, B Modifieds, Hornets and Thunderdogs will be competing on Sunday night. Racing starts at 6:30pm each night.
NEWPORT MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Newport, TN) – The high-banked asphalt oval will be hosting a fun racing program this Saturday night starting at 7:30pm. The Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, Front Wheel Drive, Legends, Mini Cups, Mod 4 and Pure Stocks will be in action.
NORWAY SPEEDWAY (Norway, MI) – The ASA Member Track located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will conclude their 2012 season this Sunday night with the Labor Day 100 for the Late Models. The Super Stocks, DQ Dogs Fab Fours, Wisconsin Sport Trucks and Go Karts will also be in action. What makes this event unique is that it will be taking place during the Dickinson County Fair, the same grounds where the track is located.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (West Valley City, UT) – The ASA Member Track located near Salt Lake City will host two action packed events this weekend. On Saturday, the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Midgets, Sprints, Figure-8’s and Figure-8 Trains will be in action. Then on Labor Day Monday, the Maverick Modifieds, Hornets and Supercups will be racing, and the annual Doomsday Trailer Race will cap off the night. Racing gets underway at 6pm each night.
SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Algers, WA) – The ASA Member Track will welcome the World of Outlaws sprint cars on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. The Outlaw Hornets will be part of the program on Friday night while the USAC Focus Midgets join the “Greatest Show on Dirt” on Saturday night. Racing action gets underway at 7pm each night.
SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY (Medford, OR) – The 17th Annual Lon Skinner Memorial “King of the Dirt” Modified event will take place on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. The racing action gets underway at 6pm each night.
VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Jamaica, VA) – Bill Sawyer’s track will be hosting their Championship night on Saturday, September 1 with a special twin race format. The Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, and Limited Stock Cars will be in action. The on-track activities will get underway at 6:30pm.
YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA) – The Sun Country Inn 125 for the Super Late Models will highlight the racing action this Saturday night, September 1. The Super Late Models haven’t competed at Yakima and a great car count is expected this Saturday night. The Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Hornets will also be in action. Racing gets underway at 6pm.