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All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota has announced the schedule for its 66th year of racing competition, located @the Grounds in Roseville, Calif. The second full season of NASCAR competition under the tutelage of Bill McAnally Racing Promotions will present 14 nights of competition.
Championship racing opens on April 11 with NASCAR Late Model twin main events plus Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4s, Jr. Late Models, Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros, and a Trailer Bash.
One of the most hotly contested races in 2019 was the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour 127. The SRL returns on May 16 and September 26, each carrying special bonuses that push the posted awards above $30,000. A full slate of weekly racing competition will be featured each SRL night as well.
On October 10 the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 will feature the nationally-televised ARCA Menards Series West, formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West. Drivers will be battling for over $100,000 in awards including championships on the line in each of the six weekly divisions.
UTV racing returns after a tremendous debut this season, with four races scheduled for a 2020 championship series. UTVs will be action on a special infield course on May 2, July 18, August 29, and October 17. The popular Trailer Bash division returns for a five-race points series. Metal grinding excitement hits the track during the season opener on April 11, followed by appearances on July 11, August 1, September 12, and October 24.
Enduro racing will be a big part of the 2020 season with a pair of races scheduled. All American Speedway will celebrate the end of summer with the Back to School Bash on August 15, featuring Enduro racing plus kids UTV racing and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros. Special school themed activities and school participation will be a featured part of the event. Pumpkin Smash Enduro closes the season on October 24 with pumpkin guts and soapy water all over the speedway. The final trailer bash of the year will close the evening as well.
October’s Month of Mayhem includes the Malicious Monster Truck Tour for two shows on October 17 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 6pm. Megasaurus will be making his Roseville debut while the UTVs will be staging their season finale as well.
All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota will celebrate its 2019 track champions on January 18th, 2020 @the Grounds in Roseville. The Championship Awards Gala will honor drivers from all six weekly racing divisions at the NASCAR-sanctioned track. Special guest Larry McReynolds will be the Master of Ceremonies and will be joined by other special guests still to be announced.
All told, more than 40 awards will be handed out with cocktail attire suggested for this special gala. Purchase of ticket includes reserved table seating and a catered dinner by Randy Peters Catering.
Tickets are available by visiting www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com Prices are $45 until January 7th and increase to $55 available until January 14th. Tables for ten are available for $400.00, before taxes and fees. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Door and raffle prizes will be offered along with a no host bar provided by @the Grounds.
2020 All American Speedway Schedule
Subject to Change
Saturday, April 11 - NASCAR Weekly Season Opener Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, May 2 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races
Saturday, May 16 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, June 13 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Special Guests To Be Announced!
Saturday, July 11 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, July 18 – NASCAR Weekly Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races & RV Demolition Derby
Saturday, August 1 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, August 15 – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH ENDURO, Kids UTV, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, August 29 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races *Bando National Qualifier*
Saturday, September 12 – Tribute to Heroes NASCAR Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, September 26 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, October 10 – OCTOBER CLASSIC NAPA AUTO PARTS/Toyota 150 ARCA Menards Series West + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, October 17 – Malicious Monster Truck Tour (2 shows) + Megasaurus, UTV Nationals
Saturday October 24 – PUMPKIN SMASH ENDURO + Trailer Bash
On the heels of a breakthrough season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE), Rette Jones Racing (RJR) is already focused on next season where the Mooresville, N.C.-based team eyes to have an exalted presence in the rebranded ARCA Menards Series East.
With driver Spencer Davis set to tackle new objectives with Rette Jones Racing next season, the No. 30 Ford Fusion seat is currently vacant but is being prepared for a new driver to steer the wheel when the ARCA East Series takes the green flag for the season-opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Feb. 10, 2020.
“We’ve had a lot of discussions about our ARCA Menards Series East program next year, but we don’t have anything signed just yet,” said Rette Jones Racing co-owner Mark Rette. “It was a great season for our organization with a lot to be proud of.
“The guys have been working hard on our fleet of race cars to prepare them for next season with the focus to be a little better than we were this season.”
The 2019 K&N Pro Series East season saw Rette Jones Racing earn their first series victory with Davis at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in August to coincide with six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 12 races overall.
The team also tied for a career-high third in the overall championship standings.
“I don’t think anyone will disagree that Rette Jones Racing only continued to get better as the season progressed and what we learned will make us even more potent in 2020,” added Rette.
“The 2020 ARCA Menards Series East season only consists of seven races, but we can do those races cost-effectively while also striving for the championship too. We also will be readily prepared for competition in the ARCA Menards Series West, ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series Showdown if needed too.
“We hope to make some formal announcements in January.”
RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.
For more on Rette Jones Racing, please visit RetteJonesRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Rette Jones Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@RetteJones30).
Championship-winning ARCA Menards Series team Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) has immediate openings for their race program next season that includes competing in the ARCA Menards Series, the ARCA Menards Series Showdown and the newly rebranded ARCA Menards Series East and West divisions.
The Mooresville, N.C.-based team fielded two full-time entries this season with drivers Joe Graf Jr., Connor Hall, Corey Heim and Ty Majeski respectively. Between the two entries, the team scored three wins (Majeski), 15 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes in 40 races collectively this season.
Additionally, the team made starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and in the season-finale NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at ISM (Ariz.) Raceway respectively.
CBR’s immediate openings include pre-season testing at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway from January 10 – 11, 2020 in preparation for the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire series’ season-opener on Sat. February 8, 2020.
“2019 was a good season for Chad Bryant Racing, but we are focused on making 2020 even better,” said team principal Chad Bryant. “Between all the drivers at Chad Bryant Racing, we were able to win races, maintain a constant presence at the front of the field and cap off the year with Joe Graf Jr. finishing top-five in points and Corey Heim inside the top-10, despite not running the entire season.
“I feel that with the leadership of our team, including former Cup Series championship winning crew chief Paul Andrews – Chad Bryant Racing has the ability to bring in the next wave of talent and immediately continue our winning ways.”
For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).
Santa’s elves have been hard at work on Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out since the spectacular Christmas light show’s opening night on Nov. 22 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to a remarkable 4 million lights-to-music display covering a 3.75-mile course, starting this week, the Christmas village will be open every night beginning Thursday, Dec. 12, through Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Fans can save time and money by visiting Sunday through Thursday nights when car pricing starts at just $25.
This year’s sprawling Christmas Village features a 50-foot Ferris wheel, carousel and slide. Live outdoor music will entertain guests and there are fire pits for s’mores. For cheerful holiday entertainment with FOX 46 WJZY Movie Nights, “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation” (Dec. 12-19) and “The Star (Dec. 20-24) will be playing on the giant Speedway TV. Inside the Christmas village, children can spend time with Santa and participate in various crafts.
Guests may enjoy the 50-plus themed holiday trees, purchase last minute gifts for those they love from vendors and enjoy holiday treats such as mini donuts, hot chocolate, Christmas confectionaries, funnel cakes and Greek specialties. For those who wish to watch the holiday movies inside, an indoor theater has been set up at one end of the village. Bethlehem Village will also be open every night, featuring live animals, animated carolers and a Nativity scene.
To kick the Christmas cheer into high gear, WJZY/FOX 46 personalities will serve complimentary hot chocolate on Thurs., Dec. 12 to guests waiting in line between 5 – 7 p.m.
Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out is open now through Jan. 5, 2020, from 6 to 10 p.m. each night excluding Christmas Day.
Fans can buy tickets to Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), or by visiting http://www.
Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.
For the past 13 years, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series has competed on some of the most diverse tracks in NASCAR with races on the best short tracks, road courses and street courses across Canada.
In 2020, you can add a dirt track to the list.
NASCAR today announced next year’s Pinty’s Series schedule, which is highlighted by an Aug. 18 trip to Ohsweken Speedway – the first dirt race to be held in series history.
In addition, the series will visit two familiar tracks as Sunset Speedway and Circuit ICAR return to the schedule after four and three years, respectively.
“We believe the 2020 season will be one of the best we’ve seen for our fans and competitors,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief International Officer. “The NASCAR Pinty’s Series continues to grow as Canada’s national motorsport series; we’ve seen an increase in competition level over the years and NASCAR fans in Canada have truly embraced the series as their own.”
The Tuesday, Aug. 18 race at Ohsweken instantly becomes one of the most anticipated events in series history. D.J. Kennington and reigning champion Andrew Ranger tested at the 0.6-km track for NASCAR on Oct. 29 to ensure the series could put on an exciting race.
Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ontario will host the fourth race of the season (July 4). Alex Tagliani won both previous Pinty’s Series races at the 0.53-km oval.
The series will return to Circuit ICAR for the season’s penultimate race on Sept. 12. The 3.4-km road course at Montréal-Mirabel International Airport has previously hosted seven Pinty’s Series races, five of which were won by Ranger.
Other schedule highlights include:
- For the ninth consecutive season, the season will open at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario as part of the track’s Victoria Day weekend celebration (May 16). The season will again conclude with the Pinty’s Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway (Sept. 26).
- The annual Western swing including three races at two tracks. The series will visit Edmonton International Raceway on July 25 followed by a visit to Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for two 125-lap features as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, July 29.
- Two fan-favorite races on the streets of Toronto and Trois-Rivières. The Pinty’s Series will again headline Saturday (July 10) of the Honda Toronto weekend at Exhibition Place. As previously announced, the annual Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) will extend from 50 to 60 laps in 2020 (Aug. 9) which will introduce more in-race strategy for teams including live pit stops.
The complete broadcast and streaming schedule will be released at a later date.
2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule
Sunday, May 17: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park- Bowmanville, Ont.
Saturday, June 6: Jukasa Motor Speedway- Hagersville, Ont.
Saturday, June 27: Autodrome Chaudière- Vallee- Jonction, Que.
Saturday, July 4: Sunset Speedway- Innisfil, Ont.
Friday, July 10: Exhibition Place- Toronto, Ont.
Saturday, July 25: Edmonton International Raceway- Wetaskiwin, Alb.
Wednesday, July 29: Wyant Group Raceway*- Saskatoon, Sask.
Wednesday, July 29: Wyant Group Raceway*- Saskatoon, Sask.
Sunday, Aug. 9: Circuit Trois-Rivières- Trois-Rivières, Que.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: Ohsweken Speedway- Ohsweken, Ont.
Sunday, Sept. 6: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park- Bowmanville, Ont.
Saturday, Sept. 12: Circuit ICAR- Mirabel, Que.
Saturday, Sept. 26: Jukasa Motor Speedway- Hagersville, Ont.
*125-lap twin features
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
One of the nation's leading tours for short track truck racers is getting a shot in the arm for the 2020 racing season. For the first time in its history, the entire Southeast Super Truck Series schedule will be broadcast live through the SPEED SPORT TV platform as announced today during the build-up to the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis.
"We're always looking for the next thing we can do to help give our racers a better place to race and more value for not only their money, but also their sponsors' investments," said Jeff Myers, promoter of the Southeast Super Truck Series which also encompasses touring divisions for limited late models, Legends, front wheel drives and more. "The opportunities presented by this partnership benefit us in multiple ways and we look forward to growing our brand of racing through fan engagement and additional exposure of our series to potential competitors."
The Southeast Super Truck broadcast distribution will be one of the most unique models in grassroots motorsports, leaning on the strength of other platform brands with healthy audiences. In addition to the SPEED SPORT TV brand, the tour will have its own presence through branded channels including SEST.tv, a website dedicated strictly to Southeast Super Truck and related content. Roku, Amazon Fire TV channels and additional access points will also include the SEST TV branding. Plus, subscribers to the popular LegendsNation TV service will also have access to the events which include INEX-sanctioned Legend car competition through the Southeast Legends Tour, while subscribers to Pit Row TV's service for CARS Tour and other asphalt late model broadcasts will also have access to the Truck races included in their memberships.
"We're always looking to provide additional value to our subscribers and members, giving them more race broadcasts and content for the hard-earned dollars they share with us every month," said Tony Stevens, chief steward of Pit Row Media and the TV branch which will oversee production for the broadcasts. "Just as we have successfully done with the CARS Tour, LegendsNation, and other partners of ours, our goal is to grow interest and engagement in the Southeast Super Trucks and their related tours through broadcast and social media content. Our subscribers get to see more high-quality racing, and the tours get the additional exposure through our various media partnerships. It's a win-win for everyone."
The 2020 Southeast Super Truck Series schedule is still under construction, but it is likely a safe bet the traditional stops for the tour will be included multiple times over the course of the year including Kingsport (TN) Speedway, Tri-County Motor Speedway in North Carolina which has served as a sort of home track for the tour, Anderson Motor Speedway in South Carolina, with a visit to the famous Hickory Motor Speedway. Additional visits to new tracks to the tour are also likely in 2020.
Founded in 2011, the Southeast Super Truck Series was launched to provide a cost-effective, competitive, and friendly environment in which competitors could race trucks from various rule packages across the region. Currently, the tour sees competitors from Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia actively race with them every year. The events are held primarily on tracks of .400-mile or less, lessening the need for higher-cost engine and suspension packages while maintaining healty competition and better entertainment for race fans.
Pit Row Media produces over 100 motorsports broadcasts a year nationwide including nearly every major form of motorsports from karting and Legend cars to major late model stock car tours and dirt racing events with national names. In August of 2019, Pit Row TV and its related properties joined the SPEED SPORT TV family, a concentration of motorsports-related broadcasters who jointly work toward common goals while maintaining their own independent brands and relationships under the flagship of the most trusted name in motorsports. Pit Row Media and other SPEED SPORT TV network affiliates are available in Booth 5057 at the 2019 PRI Show.
For more information on the Southeast Super Truck Series, visit SoutheastSuperTrucks.com, or their newly-launched television website at www.SEST.tv. Pit Row Media & TV can also be found online at www.pitrow.tv.
Former NASCAR Cup racer Kyle Petty will be a major attraction at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 fueled by Sunoco distributed by Insinger Performance Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday, January 18th. The three day show will be held January 17th - 19th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.
The son of seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, now a popular NBC Sports racing analyst, will chat with show attendees and answer questions on Saturday afternoon of the show followed by a two hour autograph session running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Kyle was an eight time winner in NASCAR Cup competition. He appeared in 829 races, finished in the top five in the NASCAR standings five times. He earned 173 top ten finishes.
In addition, Petty is acclaimed for his long history of philanthropic efforts. For 26 years, Petty has led the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, an annual cross-country motorcycle ride that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing enriching experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses. The Camp was created by Petty and his family in honor of his late son, Adam Petty. To date, the Ride has raised more than $19 million for Victory Junction and other children’s hospitals, and is the most successful philanthropic event staged by any person in the NASCAR family.
The Motorsports show, which is celebrating its 36th year, attracts just about everything imaginable in motorsports filling 250,000 square feet of the Expo Center.
Middletown, New York’s Orange County Speedway will offer a huge 100th Anniversary display this year created by speedway historian Doug Dulgarian.
The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme. Included will be the Behrent’s No. 3 dirt Modified which was driven to victory in the historical $100,000 to win Centennial race by Mat Williamson.
Brett Hearn’s Madsen Overhead Door No. 20, driven in the 2019 Eastern States 200, will also be on display. Hearn has since announced his semi-retirement from driving after earning more than 900 career victories and the 2019 Orange County Modified title.
Many Modifieds along with other divisions that have raced at Orange County over the years will be on display along with special exhibits.
Many drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One woman will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.
Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. The show will include over 200 race cars of all kinds.
Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.
PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.
Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.
Talladega Superspeedway, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year and introduced the all-new, one-of-a-kind, fan-friendly Talladega Garage Experience, was recently honored in Birmingham for its longstanding commitment to the local community and state.
During a reception held at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and hosted by the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Authority, a number of state and local officials were on hand as the track was presented a Resolution, recognizing the countless benefits the 2.66-mile, fan-friendly venue has bestowed on the Yellowhammer State, including the tremendous economic impact.
New Talladega Superspeedway President Brian Crichton was on hand to accept the Resolution, along with recently retired and longtime track Chairman Grant Lynch, who was also presented with two Resolutions – from the BJCC and the Senate of Alabama – for his 26-plus years of heading the track.
NASCAR’s Most Competitive track generates more than $434 million in total economic activity each year while spending over $33 million annually to host its two NASCAR weekends. The greatest race track in the world creates $61 million in state, local and municipal taxes, and produces thousands of jobs.
After a successful opening in October during the NASCAR Playoffs weekend, the Talladega Garage Experience, which allows fans to be immersed into the sport like never before with unprecedented access, will make its spring debut, April 24-26, with a tripleheader featuring the GEICO 500 (NASCAR Cup Series), the MoneyLion 300 (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and General Tire 200 (ARCA Menards Series).
Chase Elliott is the defending champion of the GEICO 500, while Ryan Blaney is the track’s most recent Cup Series winner. Ticket information is available online at www.talladegasuperspeedway.