Antron Searching For Vegas Champ Win

October 23, 2016 --- Antron Brown was so dominant in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship he clinched the Top Fuel world championship at the penultimate event of the year in Las Vegas.  Now the two-time world champion is trying to top himself with another incredible playoff run in 2016. Brown has three wins in the first four playoff events in his 10,000-horsepower Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster and again has his sights set on clinching at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this weekend’s 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals. He holds a 150-point lead over Doug Kalitta and another strong showing in Vegas would mean a third career world title for the 61-time event winner.  “The thing about it, our heads are really focused on the end and the end is not until they say this is the 2016 world championship winner,” [...]

Moorespeed Drivers Ready For Sunday

 October 22, 2016 --- Moorespeed and team drivers Will Hardeman and Alec Udell fought hard to the finish of Saturday’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) where Udell placed 11th in the No. 70 Euroworld Motorsports/Panther Pipeline/Moorespeed Porsche GT3 and Hardeman was 17th In No. 69 WPD/Moorespeed Porsche GT3. Both Udell and Hardeman, who qualified 16th and 18th respectively earlier on Saturday, improved on their starting positions and would have likely finished in the top-10 if not for a pair of early spins. “They did a really good job,” said Moorespeed President David Moore. “Today they both had really good race pace. Unfortunately, Will got tagged, went all the way back to dead last but got 10 positions back to finish 17th on the leader's pace. Alec would have finished in the top-10 if not for sticking his nose under another guy he was having [...]

Close Battle In Chase Round Two

October 22, 2016, by Kay Presto, --- In its' second segment, he NASCAR Chase for the Championship is boiling down to a crapshoot at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. Martin Truex, Jr., who has won seven races this season, is still on the outside looking in, hoping to notch a victory at the famed Alabama track this weekend. Truex, who dominated the first round of the Chase with two victories in the three races has had his share of issues in Round 2, finishing 13th in Charlotte and 11th in Kansas. A faulty clutch in Charlotte and a refueling problem in Kansas cost the Furniture Row Racing driver potential top-five finishes. “It’s all about what have you done for me lately,” said Truex. With Jimmie Johnson (winner at Charlotte) and Kevin Harvick (winner at Kansas) assured of a berth in the next round of the Chase, there are six spots [...]

Frikadelli Racing Looking For Endurance Championship Win

October 21, 2016 --- For the last leg of this season’s Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN) Frikadelli Racing is set to fight for a podium finish. After further tests this Friday, the usual driver line-up is on stand-by for racing on Saturday. Sabine Schmitz and Klaus Abbelen (both from Barweiler) are as well prepared for the season’s finale as Patrick Huisman (NL) and Norbert Siedler (A). Abbelen will decide on the race day which combination of these four drivers will tackle the 24.358 kilometre combination of Nordschleife and shortened Grand Prix circuit in the team’s popular Porsche 911 GT3 R. Frikadelli Racing had started the previous VLN 4-hour race from pole position and also posted the fastest race lap. “At today’s testing we once again looked very closely at the chassis. We want to be able to set it up perfectly for any conditions. This applies even more since we are [...]

Motorclub Debuts As New Racing Show

October 17, 2016 -- For all you motorsports junkies out there, an exciting new documentary series is launching this fall. It will offer viewers unprecedented access to the high stakes world of professional auto racing. Motorclub focuses on the personal stories and experiences of leading action motorsport stars including multi-series champion and stunt driver Tanner Foust, action sport superstar and Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana, motocross innovator and truck racer Brian Deegan, U.S. Formula One star turned rallycross champ Scott Speed, skateboarding and rallycross pro Bucky Lasek, FMX rider Jackson Strong, and legendary drifter Ken Gushi.   This  show invites viewers behind the scenes to share in the lives of these compelling personalities both on and off the racetrack. "These are the innovators and the builders, the stars who have come through the grassroots ranks to shape the future of action motorsport," said co-creator and series director Matt Fife. "This [...]

Eric Norris To Campaign Southwest Tour Car

 October 17, 2016 --- Eric Norris has been successful in many different disciplines.  He is a father, son, husband, stuntman, stunt coordinator, off road racer, road course racer and a former NASCAR Winston (now K&N) West Series Champion.  He has been away from paved oval track racing for some time now, but is scheduled to make his return to the oval track wars when the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series returns to Kern County Raceway (CA) on October 29. Norris will be driving a Toyota Camry with backing from Approved Memory, Lucas Oil and K&N Filters as a teammate to 2001 NASCAR Southwest Tour Champion Craig Raudman and Legends star Ricky Schlick.  The Dave Reed Racing Team will be ready for action with three-time K & N West Series Champion Eric Holmes in the spotter’s stand and championship winning crew chief Mario Isolo overseeing the effort for Norris.   Eric [...]

Harvick Claims Kansas Victory

October 16, 2016, by Kay Presto, --- Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), won Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Harvick led three times for a total of 74 laps en route to the victory, which is the 35th of his career, his fourth of 2016 and his second at Kansas.  More importantly, however, the win keeps Harvick’s championship aspirations alive as it automatically qualifies him for the Round of 8 in the Chase for the Championship. “The first thing I want to do is thank everybody on the No. 4 team,” said Harvick, who won a Sprint Cup race at Kansas in October 2013. “  These races are so hard to win, and these guys are so good at the details. You put their backs against the wall and they [...]

Brown Hangs On To Top Fuel Points Lead

October 16, 2016, by Kay Presto, --- Antron Brown furthered his points lead in Top Fuel on Sunday by racing to victory at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.  Brown, the No. 1 qualifier, sprinted to a 3.744-second pass at 321.12 mph in his Matco Tools dragster to defeat Steve Torrence’s 3.750 at 323.12 in his Capco Contractors dragster. This is Brown’s 61st career win, seventh of the season and third at the Texas Motorplex. He extended his lead over second-place Doug Kalitta by 150 points with the win. Brown outlasted Chris Karamesines, Kalitta and J.R. Todd in the earlier rounds.  “We had a great drag race out there,” said two-time and reigning world champion Brown. “It could’ve went either way. We were both close on the tree, but we snuck one out there. Nobody is blowing people out anymore. The only way you win is by inches. To win [...]

Truex, Jr. Looks For Kansas Win

October 14, 2016 – Martin Truex Jr., who will make his 400th career Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, is keenly aware of the stakes at hand as the high-pressure Chase continues to unfold. After winning two of the three races in the first round of the Chase, the Furniture Row Racing driver slipped to a 13th-place finish in the opening race of Round 2 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was running in the top three when the clutch malfunctioned while leaving his pit stall with fewer than 30 laps remaining. The good news for Truex is that he returns to Kansas where he has come close to winning a number of times, including at this year’s spring race. As was the case at Kansas in May, Truex will drive the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota Camry. Truex captured the pole, led [...]

Schatz Looks For Pennsylvania Victory

"sj October 14, 2016, by Kay Presto,  ---  The 20th season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series has been another historic chapter for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz. The North Dakota native started his Outlaw career in 1997 and is just six races away from completing his 20th campaign with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” But, there’s still an opportunity to make this season even more special with a final trip into enemy territory this weekend as the Outlaws take on the “Pennsylvania Posse” Friday and Saturday with Schatz looking to be the season’s first and last Outlaw winner in the state of Pennsylvania.  The seven-time and reigning WoO champion won the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway back in May to carry the torch for the Outlaws, and he’ll look to add not only to his 292-point lead in the [...]