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Friday, October 24, 2014

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Martinsville - Happy Hour





NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Martinsville - Practice #1





NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Martinsville - Qualifying Order




Weekly Schedule: 10/20 - 10/26/2014


Tuesday, October 21
  • Music City Raceway: Tuesday Street Legal Drags (results)
    • Street Legal Quick 8 winner: Brent Owens
    • Tuesday Trophy Stock winner: Micah Estes
    • Street Bike winner: Michael Davidson
Wednesday, October 22
  • Clarksville Speedway: Drag Test & Tune
Thursday, October 23
  • Highland Rim Speedway: Practice
Friday, October 24
  • Clarksville Speedway: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
  • Middle Tennessee Dragway: Test & Tune, Trophy Racing (setup)
  • Music City Raceway: Friday Street Drags, Trophy Class and Test & Tune (setup)
Saturday, October 25
  • Beech Bend Raceway Park: O'Reilly Saturday Day Grudge Racing, OSCA Race (setup)
  • Clarksville Speedway: Weekly Dirt Racing
  • Highland Rim Speedway: Weekly Asphalt Racing
  • I-40 Dragway: Test & Tune
  • Middle Tennessee Dragway: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
  • Music City Raceway: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
  • Pickwick Dragway: Weekly Bracket Racing
  • Tater Town Raceway: Weekly Bracket Racing
  • U.S. 43 Dragway: Weekly Bracket Racing
  • Winchester Speedway: Rebel 40 $3,000-to-Win Super Late Models, Other Classes
Sunday, October 26
  • Beech Bend Raceway Park: Weekly Bracket Racing [SS/S Combo, Super Pro King of the Track Finals]
  • I-40 Dragway: Race for the Cure
  • Jackson Dragway: Weekly Bracket Racing
  • Pickwick Dragway: Test & Tune, Gamblers Race

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Martinsville - Practice #1



Good Sam Club

Beech Bend Raceway Park Setup: Grudge Racing, OSCA Race



Stylin Trucks

$50,100+ up for grabs in USCS Fall Nationals presented by K&N at Riverside International



ATLANTA GA – Over $51,000 is up for grabs when the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades legendary Riverside International Speedway on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st for its 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals at the ¼ mile gumbo clay oval track racing facility located just across the Mississippi river from Memphis, in West Memphis AR. The huge two-day racing event serves as the 2014 season finale for the historic track.

The USCS Fall Nationals is headlined by the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour portion of the event includes the longest main event in the history of the USCS series for the winged sprint cars with the 51-lap K&N Fabulous 51 that will pay $5,100 to the winner, plus contingencies with over $25,000 in posted prize money for the strong field of United Sprint Car Series competitors expected to invade Riverside International Speedway. 

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday, October 31st features a racing program that includes the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous main event, followed by the sprint car qualifying heat races. The top eight qualified drivers in passing points earned during the qualifying races will then then compete for the top starting spots in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble event that will determine the line-up for the front four rows of Saturday night's 51-lap USCS K&N Fabulous 51 main event. On Saturday evening the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that will determine the final ten positions in the line-up for the 51-lap main event.

Joining the USCS winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction $50,100+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds ($1000-to-win plus bonuses each night) and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints ($599-to-win Friday and $1,000-to-win Saturday) with complete racing programs on both nights for both of those two USCS sanctioned series.

Additionally, the Limited/Crate Late Models ($1,500-to-win) and Mid-South Street Stock Challenge ($1,000-to-win) divisions along with each of the USCS divisions will contest two nights of wide-open racing to complete the 65th anniversary racing season at the historic speedway.

Camping World

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Music City Raceway Southern Survival Images 9/27/2014: Part 3 (Super Pro Quarter-Finals)



Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Music City Raceway Southern Survival, 9/27/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Steven Luboniecki photos for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Thanks to Music City Raceway for granting us access)

Middle Tennessee Dragway Setup: Test & Tune, Weekly Bracket Racing


FRIDAY NIGHT TEST / TUNE & TROPHY RACING
GATES OPEN @ 6 * RACING 7 TO 11 * FREE RACING  
ADM $10 (KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE) 

OCTOBER 25 (SATURDAY)
REGULAR PROGRAM FOR / BOX / NO-BOX & JUNIORS
GATES OPEN 1PM / TRIALS 3PM / ELIM 5PM
GEN ADM $10 (12 & UNDER FREE)


MetLife

Music City Raceway Setup: Fun Drags, Weekly Bracket Racing



FINAL FRIDAY Fun Drags October 24th - TIME TRIALS and Friday Racing with Trophy Street Racing OPEN class - PLUS Bikes, 4-wheelers & scooters OPEN Trophy class racing (must have driver's license).  $5 buy back 1st & 2nd round as always on Fridays.  All run and time trials including heads up cars with Pro Tree in Lane 5!  Gates open at 6:00 PM with time trials and eliminations at 8:30 PM.  General admission $10 and $5 more to race!  - $10 "in the hat" GAMBLER'S RACE after 3rd Round - winner take all !!!

SATURDAY Racing October 25th  - NHRA Full Payout, Program and Purse.  Gates open EARLY at 12:00 PM with tech in and time trials and eliminations at 3:00 PM.  Get plenty of time trials before we start - BUT GET THERE EARLY (Don't wait until we play National Anthem - Harrison P.).  Admission is $10 and children 12 and under free with adult.



Clarksville Speedway Setup: Weekly Bracket Racing


5:00 pm
Gate Open at 5pm Time Trails at 6:30 and Racing at 8pm
General Admission $10.00 For Adults and Kids 10 and Under Free

Tech Cards--- Driver get in free with Tech Card
Foot Brake $35.00-- Buy Back $25.00 (Two Rounds)
Sportsman Street $20.00-- Buy Back $10.00 (Two Rounds)
Street Trophy $15.00-- Buy Back $5.00 (Two Rounds)
Bike $25.00-- Buy Back $15.00 (One Round Only)
Jr. dragster $15.00-- Buy Back $10.00 (One Round Only)



Hunt Brothers to return as sponsor for Kevin Harvick


MOORESVILLE NC – Nashville-based Hunt Brothers® Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, is returning to the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015 with its sponsorship of Kevin Harvick and JR Motorsports. For the second consecutive season, Hunt Brothers Pizza will serve as primary sponsor on Harvick’s #88 Chevrolet for four XFINITY Series races.

Harvick, a two-time series champion and winner of 84 races across NASCAR’s three national series, will share driving duties of JR Motorsports’ #88 entry in 2015 with veteran drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. To date, Harvick has earned four victories, 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes in 14 starts during his debut season racing part-time for JR Motorsports.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Kevin again in 2015,” said Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing at Hunt Brothers Pizza. “We appreciate our partnership with Kevin and JR Motorsports because it allows us to bring unique experiences to our fans. They love racing and we do too.”

Harvick won NASCAR Nationwide Series championships in 2001 and 2006. He ranks third on the series’ all-time wins list with 44 victories. In addition to those wins, he also boasts 171 top-five and 235 top-10 finishes in 315 career starts at the Nationwide Series level. His resume also includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories in the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Brickyard 400 and Southern 500.

Operating with 50 years of food service experience, Hunt Brothers Pizza embarks on its eighth-consecutive year in the NASCAR industry and fifth partnered with Harvick.



Martinsville NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Setup: Johnny Sauter




SAUTER EYES ANOTHER WIN AT MARTINSVILLE

Johnny Sauter
Johnny Sauter
SANDUSKY OH - Johnny Sauter will once again carry the colors of Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, in Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. With a solid resume in toe at the half-mile paper clip, Sauter enters the 19th race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule looking for redemption. After a 31st-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, the ThorSport Racing driver has ground to make up in the driver point standings and there's no better time or place than Martinsville Speedway to get back in the hunt for his first series title.

In 13 starts at the .526-mile track, Sauter leads all NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers entered in the 32nd annual event with two wins (April, 2011 and April, 2013). In addition to those two wins, since 2006, the ThorSport Racing driver has scored one pole (April, 2011), four top-five and five top-10 finishes including a fourth-place finish earlier this year.

With an average finish of 8.75 at tracks less than one-mile in length this season, Sauter hopes to capitalize on his short-track experience and add a third grandfather clock to his growing trophy collection.

Sounding Off - Johnny Sauter:
"I like Martinsville. Having won a couple races there in the last two years has changed my opinion of it. There was a long time there when I was always fast; I just couldn't get the finishes. I think I changed the way I drive just a little bit, trying to take care of my stuff, trying to get speed without forcing it. Having said all that, I love that race track. It's a fun place to race - it's short-track racing at its best. In fact, I don't know anyone who doesn't like going there. It's what most of us grew up doing, and we don't get to do a lot of that now, so I think it's fun.

"Martinsville is a tough track. Double-file restarts are tough. If you have a good truck and you get stuck up on that outside groove you will have a combination of dirty air and being in that non-preferred groove. You're close to the marbles so if you get too high, you're in trouble. It's a treacherous place to double-file restart for sure and traffic is tough - especially when you are leading the race because of lap traffic. They don't want to concede because they want to stay on the lead lap, so it's just a touch and go place and you definitely have to use your bumper."

Sauter's Martinsville Stats:
  • 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts since 2006 including two wins and four top-five finishes
  • Two wins
  • One pole (April, 2011)
  • 2936 of 2963 laps completed (99.1%)
  • 245 laps led
  • Average start: 10.7
  • Average finish: 14.2
  • According to NASCAR'S Loop Data Statistics, Sauter ranks:
    • Second in Fastest Laps Run (206)
    • Fourth in Laps in the Top 15 (1982)
    • Fourth in Laps Led (245)
    • Sixth in Driver Rating (95.5)
    • 12th in Average Running Position (12.244)
  • Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts
Johnny Sauter at Martinsville Speedway:

Series
Races
Wins
Top-5
Top-10
Pole
Laps
Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
NCWTS
13
2
4
5
1
2936/2963
245
10.7
14.2
NSCS
4
0
0
0
0
1544/2006
0
21.2
33.0

Johnny Sauter's Martinsville Speedway Truck Series Performance Profile:

Date
Started
Finished
Laps
Status
Led
4/1/06
30
22
250/250
Running
0
10/18/08
33
23
200/200
Running
0
3/30/09
14
27
244/251
Running
0
10/24/09
9
16
199/200
Running
3
3/27/10
7
15
250/250
Running
5
10/23/10
5
21
206/206
Running
49
4/2/11
1
1
250/250
Running
71
10/29/11
4
4
200/200
Running
37
3/31/12
8
29
231/250
Running
0
10/27/12
8
14
200/200
Running
1
4/6/13
4
1
250/250
Running
17
10/26/13
2
8
200/200
Running
9
3/30/14
14
4
256/256
Running
61

Johnny Sauter 2014:
  • After a 31st-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, Sauter dropped to fourth in the driver point standings, 36 markers behind series point leader and teammate Matt Crafton
  • Was victorious for the first time in 2014 at Michigan International Speedway (8/15/14)
  • Recorded a season-best first-place start at Chicagoland Speedway when qualifying was cancelled due to weather and the field was set based on the 2014 rule book (9/12/14)
  • In 18 starts this season, Sauter has one win, eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes
  • Has led 113 laps
  • Has completed 2521 of 2678 laps attempted (94.1%)
  • Average start: 8.4
  • Average finish: 9.0
  • According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Sauter ranks:
    • Third in Laps in the Top 15 (2355)
    • Fourth in Average Running Position (9.106)
    • Fourth in Driver Rating (94.4)
    • Ninth in the Laps Led (113)
    • 10th in Fastest Laps Run (65)
  • Sixth full-time season in the NCWTS

Sauter's Career Truck Series Stats:
  • 148 starts since 2003
  • 10 wins
  • 56 top-five finishes
  • 83 top-10 finishes
  • Five poles
  • 22,273 laps completed
  • 1118 laps led
  • Average start: 10.6
  • Average finish: 11.0 
(Nashville's Mike Curb is the listed owner of the #98 ThorSport Racing Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Toyota driven by Johnny Sauter)


(Rhonda Greer photo)


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Highland Rim Speedway Images: Saturday 10/18/2014 Part 4 (Jerry Woodruff Remembrance)



Highland Rim Speedway 10/18/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Jerry's Family honors our country during the national anthem.

Highland Rim Speedway 10/18/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
A family member lights a lantern to "pass the torch" at the starter's stand.

Highland Rim Speedway 10/18/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 10/18/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Donold Webb throws the first green flag since Mr. Woodruff's passing.

Highland Rim Speedway 10/18/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Donold Webb throws the first green flag since Mr. Woodruff's passing.
(Steven Luboniecki photos for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Thanks to Highland Rim Speedway for granting us access)
Camping World

Music City Raceway Results: Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Michael Davidson and Tom Lewis
(Music City Raceway photo)

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