|BATAVIA, Ohio (December 6, 2023) – Hudson O’Neal claimed the 2023 Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge. Brandon Ford, based in Tampa Florida, not only sponsors this category but also provides the “Official Pace Truck” for the series at all events. The Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge was a mini-series within the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule that awarded points to drivers at the 13 tape-delayed events airing on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. In 13 events, O’Neal finished in the top five on ten occasions and went to Victory Lane three times. O’Neal will take home the $15,000 prize at the Championship Awards Banquet on December 8. Jonathan Davenport will earn $5,000 as runner-up in the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge. Ricky Thornton Jr. finished third, earning $2,000. For the latest news, results, championship standings and more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, please visit www.lucasdirt.com. 2023 Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge:Sat. Jan. 28 – Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA – $25,000 – Brandon OvertonThurs. Feb 9 – East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL – $10,000 – Hudson O’NealFri.. Feb 10 – East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL – $12,000 – Hudson O’NealSat. Feb 11 – East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL – $15,000 – Rained OutSat. May 27 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO – $6,000 – Jonathan DavenportSat. May 27 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO – $50,000 – Devin MoranSat. Jun. 24 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – $50,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Jul. 8 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, MN – $50,000 – Bobby PierceSat. Jul. 15 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO – $15,000 – Jonathan DavenportSat. Jul. 22 – Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD – $53,000 – Brandon SheppardSat. Aug. 12 – Florence Speedway – Union, KY – $75,000 – Bobby PierceSat. Aug. 26 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – $50,000 – Hudson O’NealSat. Sep. 16 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – $50,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Oct. 21 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – $100,000 – Brandon Sheppard About Brandon Ford:Brandon Ford, located in Tampa, FL, has won Ford’s prestigious President’s Award for 20 consecutive years, saluting the top-performing Ford and Lincoln dealerships that pursue excellence in the highest levels of customer satisfaction in both sales and service. Brandon Ford has one of the largest inventories of new and pre-owned vehicles in the nation. Brandon Ford is centrally located just minutes away from the Crosstown, I-75 and I-4. They are located at the corners of State Roads 301 and 60, with entrances at both sides. Their hours are posted on their website for your convenience, as well as contact phone numbers for each of their departments. To learn more about Brandon Ford or if you are interested in purchasing a vehicle, visit: www.BrandonFord.com.|
CONCORD, NC (Dec. 6, 2023) – If there was one driver and team that didn’t want the 2023 season to end, it was Zach Daum and Trifecta Motorsports. Fortunately, 2024 is right around the corner.
Daum, 32, of Pocahontas, IL, will contest the entire 2024 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota schedule with the team from Tulsa, OK, one season after earning five Feature wins, making up over 200 points in the standings and coming up one spot short of a repeat championship.
Their surge from ninth all the way up to second in the driver’s points standings was one of the largest turnarounds in modern-day national Midget series history, leaving everyone, Daum included, to wonder what might have been had he been in the seat of the Trifecta #7U from the start of the season.
“We showed speed right off the bat, and I feel like we only got better as the year went on,” Daum said.
Team owners Staton Flurry and Steve Carbone made the change in the driver’s seat in June, putting Daum in the car 1/3 of the way through the 2023 schedule. By season’s end, they clinched the Xtreme Outlaw-POWRi Challenge Series championship and narrowly lost out on the team points championship in the final weekend.
It was a season so unforgettable, they couldn’t resist coming back for more.
“It didn’t make it easier – it made it happen,” Carbone said of their results in 2023. “Our run on tour last year was kind of a one-and-done, like, ‘Hey, we’re just going to go run it so I can say that I ran it.’ I’ve always wanted to be a car owner, always wanted to go run a national tour for a year.
“I really thought I was going to the lake next year.”
Going on seven years of team co-ownership in 2024, Carbone has seen several drivers come through the Trifecta shop in his time at the helm of the 7U team, but few like Daum. They both share a similar background in pavement open-wheel racing, which Carbone said may be a contributing factor to their eye-to-eye communication and understanding at the track.
“Zach’s just different,” Carbone said. “He is one of the smartest racers I’ve ever watched.”
Before their first trip to Victory Lane together, Trifecta had gone several years racing a handful of national Midget series events every year but remained without a Feature win. Daum brought it to them at Wayne County (IL) Speedway in June – twice in one weekend – and in came the attention and the support for a 2024 campaign.
“I was kind of blown away – the phone calls that I’ve received since Zach started driving for us,” Carbone said. “I’m pretty good at soliciting some help along the way, but the people who just love Zach and were willing to open up their checkbooks and make sure it happens again – that was a big deal.”
For most of his career, Daum has wrenched on and housed his equipment at his own shop in Greenville, IL. It’s been a change for him having the 7U operation housed completely at the Trifecta Motorsports shop over 400 miles away, but a welcomed one considering his duties building King Chassis during the day and being a father at home in the evening.
“You always seem to make time for whatever you’ve gotta get done, but time is getting thinner and thinner to find,” Daum said. “Them being able to keep it [at their shop] and work on it and we show up to the racetrack and we’re ready to go – that says a lot for my sanity.”
Prior to their full-time pairing, Daum had raced select events in Trifecta’s second car and formed a primitive working relationship with Carbone and crew chief Bobby Milliser. That became another change for Daum in going from his own operation back to driving for another team, but the chemistry is there and the results speak for themselves.
“We all have the same mindset – you know you’re not going to win every night, but you’re damn sure going to try,” Daum said. “We all just get each other. We’re all cut from different molds, but we all have the same purpose. That’s to win races and be competitive and be on the podium every night the 7U rolls out.
“It’s been fun. Haven’t had too many nights where we’ve wanted to kill each other, so that’s always a plus.”
If hard work and dedication was driving force behind their first season, then the results are the signs that point toward their potential for 2024. Daum and Trifecta are coming for the Xtreme Outlaw Series championship as one of national Midget racing’s newest nightly contenders.
“As long as we do what we did last year – we win races, we run up front, we podium a lot, we should be right there in the hunt again,” Daum said.
“We absolutely expect to win,” Carbone said.
The 2024 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota campaign opens with the first two races – March 15-16 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, IL. If you can’t be at the track, stream all 30 races of the new season live on DIRTVision.
The Richmond, IN driver will join Max McLaughlin and Dustin Sorensen as Rookie of the Year contenders
CONCORD, NC – December 6, 2023 – At 16 years old, Tristan Chamberlain has an opportunity many his age can only dream about.
He’ll join the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series full-time in 2024, driving Holly and Wayne Gibson’s #20TC car. In doing so, he’ll become the youngest contender for the Rookie of the Year title, starting at Volusia Speedway Park’s Sunshine Nationals, Jan. 17-20.
“I didn’t think this would happen until I was at least in my 20s,” Chamberlain said. “It’s not a lot of pressure, but I’m nervous and excited. Not many 16-year-olds get the chance to race with the World of Outlaws. I’m definitely humbled and overwhelmed. But it’s cool, and I’m excited to go do it.”
It’s an opportunity he won’t be doing alone, as he’ll have his family by his side. His father, Duane, a former racer, will be Chamberlain’s crew chief in the Richmond, IN driver’s inaugural World of Outlaws season. His mom and sister will also be helping with the team’s merchandise at most of the races.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Chamberlain said. “It’s something my dad has always wanted to do and it’s something we get to do together. And I think it’s going to be a pretty cool experience for both of us.
“It’s going to be a family thing. It’s something we all love. Holly and Wayne Gibson are giving us a chance to do something we’ve always wanted to do, and it’ll be a fun experience for all of us.”
Like his son, Duane is also grateful for the opportunity to travel with Tristan up and down the road, giving him advice along the way.
“I’m extremely excited that he’s getting the chance to do this at all on a full-time level,” Duane Chamberlain said. “Especially the fact that he’s only 16 years old. I think that we’ll turn more heads once people see how talented he really is.”
That family atmosphere is what Gibson sought when selecting Tristan to drive his Late Model in 2024.
“I think at 16 years old, we have a very mature, very talented young driver,” Gibson said. “From our standpoint, he’s a better kid than maybe even a racecar driver. He’s got a maturity about him that we’re excited about. He’s got a passion we’re excited about. And the fact that Duane, his dad, who’s been a racer his whole life has decided to take his racing career and put it in the back seat for Tristan excites us.
“We’ve decided to do this thing in more of a family atmosphere and consider the Chamberlain’s part of our family.”
While Chamberlain will run full-time on a national tour in 2024, it’s not his first time competing against the best driver’s dirt Late Model racing has to offer. He finished 18th at last year’s World 100 and earned the event’s Rookie of the Year honors.
It’s a result that gives him a lot of confidence entering Volusia—a track similar in size to Eldora.
“It builds up my confidence knowing I can run against these guys,” Chamberlain said. “They’re the best around. And just being able to run top 15 is a big accomplishment. Going into next year, just running with all these guys, I think I can learn a lot from them, racing against them almost every weekend. It’ll definitely be a lot of learning for me.”
Gibson also realizes the learning curve that’s ahead of his driver in 2024. But he said he knows Chamberlain will give it everything when the #20TC Longhorn Chassis, powered by Spec Racing Engines, hits the track.
“We can hardly wait to get down to Volusia,” Gibson said. “As good as Tristan is, there’s no illusion that we’re going to dominate in any form because we’re racing against the most professional and the best racers in the world. Our goal is to compete, and we believe Tristan will do that.”
Chamberlain kicks off the opportunity of a lifetime when the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models open the season at Volusia Speedway Park Jan. 17-20 during Sunshine Nationals, a true Late Model Palooza. FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE.
|BATAVIA, Ohio (December 5, 2023) – After coming up just short of the Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup title one year ago, Ricky Thornton Jr. found redemption in 2023. The mini-series within the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule consisted of 16 events that boasted $30,000 or more to the winner. Of those 16 events, Thornton Jr. finished inside the top ten 12 times, 11 of which were top five performances, and went to victory lane in six of the 16 crown jewel events on the schedule. Thornton Jr. will receive a $15,000 check at the Championship Awards Banquet on December 8th. Finishing second through fifth in the Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup were Hudson O’Neal, Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie. Those drivers earned $6,000, $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively. For the latest news, results, championship standings and more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, please visit www.lucasdirt.com. 2023 Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup:Sat. May 13 – Fairbury Speedway – Fairbury, IL – $30,000 – Bobby PierceSat. May 27 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO – $50,000 – Devin MoranSat. Jun. 3 – West Virginia Motor Speedway – Mineral Wells, WV – $50,000 – Rained OutSat. Jun. 17 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN – $50,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Jun. 24 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – $50,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Jul. 1 – Muskingum County Speedway – Zanesville, OH – $30,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Jul. 8 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, MN – $50,000 – Bobby PierceSat. Jul. 22 – Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD – $53,000 – Brandon SheppardSat. Aug. 12 – Florence Speedway – Union, KY – $75,000 – Bobby PierceSat. Aug. 19 – Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, AR – $50,000 – Dale McDowellSat. Aug. 26 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – $50,000 – Hudson O’NealSun. Sep. 3 – Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV – $30,000 – Jonathan DavenportSat. Sep. 16 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – $50,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Sep. 23 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN – $30,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Sep. 30 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – Imperial, PA – $30,000 – Ricky Thornton Jr.Sat. Oct. 21 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – $100,000 – Brandon Sheppard|
|After five consecutive World of Outlaws championships with Kasey Kahne Racing, Bowman is joining TRICON Garage for next seasonMOORESVILLE, NC (December 5, 2023) – Andrew Bowman has found himself on an interesting journey. A journey that’s led from Sprint Cars to NASCAR. After five consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car titles with Kasey Kahne Racing, TRICON Garage has brought Bowman aboard Tanner Gray’s NASCAR Truck Series team for the 2024 season.The starting line for Bowman’s journey was painted in a small western Ohio town named Elida. Born into a racing family, and surrounded by Sprint Car racing, his path to a motorsports career was forged early on. “I started when my dad took my brother and I to the shop where he was working on Sprint Cars since basically my brother and I were born,” Bowman recalled. “Going there and learning growing up. The guy that he was working for – Mark Long – decided to retire from Sprint Car racing and sell his stuff to his cousin – Darren Long. That was in ’99, I believe. From there on, we just went to the shop every single night learning the ins and outs of Sprint Cars.”Throughout his youth, Bowman soaked up knowledge and experience working with his father. Once Darren Long retired, Bowman and his brother – Trey – went out on their own working with Shawn Dancer. Eventually, Bowman graduated college and came to a fork in the road.“By that time, I’m graduating college, which has nothing to do with racing at all,” Bowman explained. “So, I got a message from, I believe my brother, saying he saw on Twitter that Joe Trenca from New York was hiring. So, at that point I’m wondering do I go ahead and make my decision to go Sprint Car racing as a career? So, I did. I got hired by the Mucci Motorsports #98 with Joe Trenca behind the wheel.”It wasn’t long before Bowman was introduced to Justin Adams with Kasey Kahne Racing, who brought him aboard to join Brad Sweet’s #49 team as a Tire Specialist for the 2018 season. Since then, a magical run followed. The team won nine races that year and finished second in points before going on a run of five straight championships with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Bowman has been a part of 65 World of Outlaws Feature victories with KKR.“It’s kind of like a dream come true, but sometimes I still feel like I’m living in a dream,” Bowman said of the run. “I just remember at the 2018 World Finals when Donny (Schatz) had his 200-plus point lead. Going into it, I remember being really mad that it wasn’t us. I wanted to work harder to achieve that, which we did.”Now, Bowman is set to take on a new challenge by joining TRICON. The move was primarily motivated by his desire to focus more on family. Transitioning to the NASCAR Truck Series allows him to remain in racing while having more time at home.“When I found out my girlfriend was pregnant, I still wanted to Sprint Car race, but I knew at some point I’d probably need to come off the road full-time to tend to my kid,” Bowman said. “And at that point, George Loux from KKR spoke to me and basically said if I ever want to come off the road, he could help me get into the NASCAR world. So, I’d say probably sometime between California and World Finals I got ahold of him and he vouched for me. Right away he told me to come to the shop and talk to one of the crew chiefs and I did. One thing led to another and they hired me a couple days later.”The Trucks will tackle a 23-race schedule next year, making Bowman’s travel much less extensive. He’ll be an at-track Tire Specialist, similar to his role with KKR, while also helping in the Mooresville, NC-based shop. After a life spent in Sprint Car racing, Bowman is looking forward to learning more with a new opportunity.“I’ll be a mechanic as well as a Tire Specialist at the racetrack,” Bowman said. “So, I’ll be at the shop and part of the track crew. I’ll be able to fly in and fly right back out and still have a home life… I’m looking forward to learning how the Trucks work. I don’t know anything on the asphalt side of racing. I’ve always been on the dirt side of everything, so I’m interested to see how those type of race cars react on racetracks or in different situations.”While Bowman is excited for the next chapter, it also brings a bittersweet side. He’s spent his entire life in the Sprint Car pit area, and over the last several years has been at Sprint Car races nearly every weekend. There was a family atmosphere to it, he said, one aspect he’ll miss.“I feel like everybody in the Sprint Car world is one giant family,” Bowman said. “I just feel like in the dirt world the teams are basically family. Everybody loves each other and everything. I think that’s going to be the most difficult for me.”But even though it won’t be the focal point of his life anymore, Bowman still intends to take in some Sprint Car races when time permits. He may not work in the dirt side of the racing world anymore, but he’ll always be a part of the Sprint Car family.“Oh yeah, I’m going to try to get to some World of Outlaws events as time allows me,” Bowman said. Bowman’s NASCAR season will begin a week after the World of Outlaws kick off the 2024 campaign at Volusia Speedway Park’s Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 7-10). For tickets, CLICK HERE.If you can’t make it to the track, catch every lap live on DIRTVision.|
A longtime supporter of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, Chevrolet Performance confirmed its commitment to grassroots competition by signing a new 3-year deal continuing as a major sponsor with the national event series dedicated to Detroit Iron.
“We’re proud to have Chevrolet Performance as a major sponsor and contingency supporter of our series”, said Steve Wolcott, President & CEO of NMCA. “Chevrolet Performance has long supported our dedication to homegrown performance, and this new agreement cements that backing for years to come.”
In addition to its major sponsorship of NMCA through 2026, Chevrolet Performance continues as presenting sponsor of several core classes including LME Street King, Proform Rumble, and all-new Scoggin Dickey Street Warrior 10.10. Chevrolet Performance also retains its position as title sponsor of the COPO Camaro Shootout in Norwalk, Ohio, the LSX Shootout in Madison, Illinois, and presenting sponsor of the NMCA World Finals in Indianapolis.
Additionally, Chevrolet continues as the Official Truck and Tow Vehicle of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, having recently delivered a pair of Sterling Gray Metallic 2024 Silverado 3500 High Country trucks that serve as racing support and safety vehicles for every NMCA event as well as additional production services clients.
“From the drag strip to the show field, NMCA offers a fantastic venue for our customers to show what Chevrolet Performance is all about,” said Jessica Earl, Specialty Marketing Manager at Chevrolet Performance. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue this partnership through 2026, and we’re proud that our Silverado 3500 trucks will keep the series moving and the racers safe again this season.”
The 2024 Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season begins at Rockingham Dragway in early April at the first of three events shared with its sister series the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals with the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. In early May the series heads to the middle of the U.S. for the NMRA/NMCA Race For The Rings at World Wide Technology Raceway. Later that same month, NMCA returns to the historic and picturesque Beech Bend Raceway Park for the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem. In July the series heads north as the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival returns to US 131 Motorsports Park. NMCA heads back to Summit Motorsports Park for the All-American Nationals in late August. Closing out the 2024 season, the series returns to Lucas Oil Raceway for the World Street Finals.
CONCORD, NC – December 5, 2023 – Dustin Sorensen grew up watching the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models Series at his home track. And now, he’ll compete against them every night.
The Rochester, MN driver will join the Series in 2024, racing for Rookie of the Year honors in his family-owned #19.
Sorensen first saw the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models sitting in the grandstands at Deer Creek Speedway and said he’s loved them ever since.
“I remember the Gopher 50 growing up at Deer Creek, my home track,” Sorensen said. “And I loved watching the races there.”
Deer Creek was also the site of his best Series finish in eight starts—a third place behind World of Outlaws champions Bobby Pierce and Brandon Sheppard.
The podium finish boosted the confidence of the 23-year-old driver, who’s using it as fuel for 2024.
“(Deer Creek) is a track that I probably have more laps around than anyone else I raced against that night,” Sorensen said. “That’s a big part of why I ran so good is because I’m so comfortable there. It also made me realize I could probably be good and run better at other places if I could learn to adapt more quickly.”
While Sorensen is preparing for his first season with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, he’s no stranger to a national tour. Two years ago, he won the United States Modified Touring Series championship—a feat also claimed by Series competitor Ryan Gustin.
Sorensen said it’s more travel that he’s dealt with in the past but something he’s prepared for.
“It isn’t quite as rigorous of a schedule with USMTS,” Sorensen said. “Living in Minnesota we aren’t as far from home as we will be now or be on the road for as long as we will be with the World of Outlaws. But I have experience going to new tracks, and I’ll adapt quickly to that, and it’s just being on the road.”
As Sorensen enters his rookie season with the World of Outlaws, he knows his experience will help him, especially at tracks near home like Deer Creek and Mississippi Thunder Speedway, where he won a Dirt Kings Series Feature in August. And with that knowledge, his expectations are set for 2024.
“I guess I just want to be competitive and be consistently inside the top 10 on tour,” Sorensen said. “If we can knock off a couple of wins, that’d be great.”
From the grandstands at Deer Creek to the driver’s seat of his Late Model, Sorensen said he’s excited about what’s to come next season.
“There’s no better place to run Late Models than with the World of Outlaws,” Sorensen said.
Sorensen and the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models kick off the 2024 season at Volusia Speedway Park during Sunshine Nationals Jan. 17-20, as part of the Late Model Palooza. FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE.
1st December 2023— Drift driver Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni, has officially unleashed a true engineering masterpiece on to the drift scene – the SB Motorsport X Quinn M-Sport X Motorsport 56 2024 GT86. This awe-inspiring custom designed and built creation is the result of a collaborative effort between SB Motorsport, Quinn M-Sport, and Motorsport 56, bringing together some of the industry’s top talents.Click here for photos & videosFacebookInstagramYouTubeBaggsyBoy.comIn His Words…
“I’m incredibly excited about the debut of my 2024 GT86 drift car. It’s been a long and meticulous journey building this machine, ensuring every detail is just right. We’ve taken our time, not rushing the process, and I believe we’ve done an exceptional job. This car is not just a local contender; it’s designed to be a global force at drift events worldwide. The GT86, with its amazing platform, provided the perfect canvas for this project, and the new 2JZ engine package takes it to a whole new level.”The initial release will be at the ST Suspension Booth at Essen Motorshow, followed by appearances at the Monster Energy conference, the Autosport Show, and the Snap On Franchisee show in February. It’s an honor to unveil this masterpiece at such prestigious events. This build stands out as one of the best in the scene, featuring full carbon kevlar from HGK Racing. The collaboration between SB Motorsport, Motorsport 56, and Quinn M-Sport has been instrumental in bringing this vision to life. Motorsport 56 handled the initial fabrication and wiring, while Quinn M-Sport took charge of the dry build and paint.
I can’t wait to unleash the full potential of this GT86 on the track and share it with the global drifting community. It’s more than just a car; it’s a testament to the dedication and expertise of everyone involved in this incredible project.” Power and Performance:
Under the hood sits an incredible DY Engine Services 2JZ built engine, tuned to deliver a tyre shredding 1000hp and 900nm of torque. Not just that, but extra punch is added by the Garret G35 1150 turbo, Turbosmart wastegate, Walton Motorsport exhaust manifold, and a Vibrant Performance titanium exhaust system.
Fueling the Fire:
Fueled by Sunoco E85 Race Fuel and a Radium Engineering fuel system, this GT86 is ready to race with ASNU 1500cc injectors and a K&N air filter. Keeping it all cool is a Forge Motorsport intercooler and radiator, supported by Funk Motorsport heat management, Vibrant Performance engine fittings, and HD clamps. Samco Sport engine hoses ensure everything stays connected in the most extreme on-track conditions.
Shifting gears is handled by a fully built Quaife 69G 6-speed gearbox with a Competition Clutch triple disc, while the Winters/Sikky diff and subframe provide the necessary stability for Baggsy’s on-the-door drift runs.
Suspension and Handling:
The GT86 drift car boasts ST Branded KW 3-way competition suspension, coupled with a Wisefab v2 suspension setup; ensuring precision control over every drift. Rolling on iconic BBS LM wheels, the GT86 is as stylish as it is powerful.
Of course, inside the cockpit, safety is paramount with Sparco seats and belts, complemented by a Wilwood brake system and Hel Performance brake linesTech and Electronics:
The brains behind the operation include a Link ECU, Motec PDM, AEM dash, and Motorsport 56 wiring, forming a cutting-edge electronic architecture.
Aesthetics and Branding:
The eye-catching design of Baggsy’s GT86 is courtesy of Fleet Livery Solutions, using high-quality Arlon vinyl for a striking visual impact.Check out our new YouTube video of the GT86 at Essen Motorshow 2023. Want to know more?
Follow Baggsy’s journey with the new GT86 on social media @BaggsyBoyUK.
|New Team Partners With Aprilia in the World’s Premier Motorcycle Series|
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a move that expands its global motorsports presence, Trackhouse Entertainment Group owner Justin Marks announced today his organization will field a MotoGP World Championship team beginning in the 2024 season. The newly formed team will be managed by Trackhouse Entertainment Group from Nashville, Tennessee but operate in Noale, Italy in an alliance with motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia and the Piaggio Group. A team presentation unveiling riders, corporate partners and livery will be held at a later date.|
|“This is a monumental moment for Trackhouse Entertainment Group,” said the 42-year-old Marks.“It has been in the ethos of Trackhouse since the very first day to put in the work, have the vision, and deploy the enthusiasm and passion necessary to build one of the most valuable motorsports entertainment companies in the world. Our entry into the MotoGP World Championship is another step in the execution of that vision.”|
|The 75-year-old FIM MotoGP World Championship is the premier motorcycle racing series in the world with eleven teams each fielding two riders. The 2024 schedule includes 22 races in 19 countries across five continents, The season begins on March 10 in Qatar with an American race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on April 14. Trackhouse Entertainment Group is the owner of Trackhouse Racing’s NASCAR team, which operates out of Concord, North Carolina. After a full-time driving career in sports cars and NASCAR, Marks founded Trackhouse Racing in 2020 and started fielding Chevrolets in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021.|
|The new team has enjoyed success on track. Daniel Suárez became the first Mexican driver to win a Cup Series race when he visited victory lane in 2022, New Zealander and three-time Supercar champion Shane van Gisbergen won at Chicago in his debut Cup race on July 2 and American Ross Chastain finished second in the standings in 2022 and posted four victories including the 2023 Cup Series season finale on Nov. 5.|
|Marks brought 2007 Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen to NASCAR and Trackhouse Racing in 2022 and 2023 as part of the team’s PROJECT91 program created to give international stars a chance to compete in the sport. It was the same program that led to van Gisbergen’s win in Chicago.Off the track, Trackhouse Racing as a brand has proven itself as a progressive, marketing-minded team, reimagining how the sport is presented to its fans, media partners and sponsors. It brought in international entertainment superstar Pitbull as a team partner, created a new style of team clothing, increased digital presence to fans and created live entertainment at racetracks throughout the season.|
|“We feel that MotoGP is perfectly positioned for massive growth in the coming years not only in the United States, but internationally,” Marks said.“It has all the ingredients necessary to continue its rise to global prominence: a thrilling on-track product, aspirational stars, unmatched fan and partner experience, and an environment that’s fan-friendly and welcoming.”|
|Trackhouse Racing will be the only American team in the MotoGP class, but the USA boasts a long list of successful riders including Eddie Lawson, Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Kenny Roberts Jr, Freddie Spencer, Randy Mamola, Colin Edwards and the late Nicky Hayden.|
|The arrival of the Trackhouse Racing Team into MotoGP in 2024 brings American motorcycle racing back to the pinnacle of the sport. With its close partnership with Aprilia, as its official factory supported team, Trackhouse Racing is determined to be a competitive force for the future.|
A chat at Millbridge Speedway led to a new partnership for the 2024 Xtreme Outlaw season
CONCORD, NC (Dec. 1, 2023) – Chase McDermand is coming back in 2024 with a new team, a new home base and a new plan for the future.
The 23-year-old is relocating from his home in Springfield, IL, to join Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports (DMD) in Mooresville, NC, and pilot the team’s flagship Toyota-powered Spike Chassis for the 2024 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota campaign.
As fate would have it, their partnership was forged at the birthplace of the Series – Millbridge Speedway. McDermand and team owner Dave McIntosh paired for a Micro Sprint event at the North Carolina oval in October, and it was there they spoke and discovered a shared vision for 2024.
“They kind of aligned, what both of us wanted to do,” McDermand said. “I was looking for something different and he was having a fresh start with things. That kinda meshed, and that’s where it started.”
McDermand landed in the hunt for his first national Midget series championship this year, scoring the most Feature wins, most Quick Time awards with a fifth-place finish in points in his second season with Mounce/Stout Motorsports. But he felt it was time for a change, and it just so happened McIntosh did as well.
Following the departure of son Cannon McIntosh from DMD in September, Dave was in need of a new driver to fill the seat for the upcoming season. And with crew chief and business partner Robert Dalby taking up an opportunity in NASCAR next year, the team was in need of some multi-faceted help.
McDermand is a two-way racer, excelling both as a driver and his own crew chief. It’s an attribute few other young drivers in the pit area possess, and one that has always stood out to McIntosh.
“When we started thinking and talking about Chase – this is a guy that can take on more,” McIntosh said. “I think we’ve made it pretty clear that he’s coming to drive for our team, but he’s gonna be a very crucial part of the day-to-day stuff as well.”
Wrenching on and maintaining his own equipment is how McDermand has built his career, going back to his days as a multi-time D2 Midget champion. He’ll do the same in his new position at DMD, trying to gain an advantage on his competition.
“Being a driver and a crew chief, I feel like both of them help each other,” McDermand said. “You can apply things differently when you look at it from a different angle.”
During the week, McDermand will be hands-on with DMD’s newly formed Micro Sprint division, Dave Mac-Barnhill Motorsports, preparing the team’s fleet of Micro Sprints for weekly competition at Millbridge in addition to his Midget. Heading into year two of operation, the team is aiming to handle an influx of new Micro Sprint racers even greater than they hosted in 2023.
“We want to work with drivers and see them develop from our Micro program and carry that on into a prepared racecar driver that’s ready to go race Midgets,” McIntosh said. “I look back on working with Cannon when he was little and some other drivers we worked with, just seeing when it all clicks – that’s what it’s all about for me.”
Likewise, McDermand has plans to become an owner, and feels his time at DMD will also help in laying down the foundation of principles on which he’ll build his own team in the future.
“My ultimate goal is to give someone an opportunity that may not be able to afford one or have the right connections to work something out,” McDermand said. “It’s what I’ve done in the past a few times this year, and I really enjoyed doing that alongside racing myself.”
But until then, McDermand is focused on his own driving career. His next step – debuting with Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports at the season opener inside the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, IL, March 15-16, where his path to a first Xtreme Outlaw Series championship begins.
“I’m confident that we have everything we need to win the championship with Xtreme next year,” McDermand said. “We just need to put all the pieces together, and I’m really confident that we can do that.”
“I don’t think we’d be doing this if we didn’t feel like we could compete for a title,” McIntosh said. “We share that same drive, and that’s what we’re pushing for.”
Stream all 30 races of the 2024 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota campaign live on DIRTVision.
|BATAVIA, Ohio (December 1, 2023) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series continues its prosperity as it embarks on its 20th season of competition as the premier tour for dirt late models. The 2024 season will bring the elite teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series together for 63 events at 28 unique venues across 16 different states. The 2024 schedule is highlighted by 21 events that will pay a minimum of $20,000 to the winner. Of those, are 12 crown jewel events that boast a $50,000 or more top prize. The 2024 campaign will launch with a record 15 events during the Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including a return to Golden Isles Speedway for a $10,000-to-win event on February 23 and a $20,000-to-win on February 24. The $100,000-to-win 44th Annual Dirt Track World Championship returns to Eldora Speedway, set for October 18-19 to cap off the year. Two tracks make first-time appearances on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series slate in 2024. Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway will host the tour on Monday, July 15 before the action shifts to Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa on Tuesday, July 16. Numerous events on the tour, including the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, 32nd Annual Show-Me 100, 18th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals, 14th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals, 42nd Annual North/South 100, 45th Annual Jackson 100, and the 36th Annual Pittsburgher will see sizeable purse increases in 2024. During the tour’s 20-year history, Brownstown Speedway, East Bay Raceway Park, Florence Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway and Tri-City Speedway have become staples on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar. Each have appeared on the tour schedule annually since 2005. The full 2024 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule can be viewed below or at www.lucasdirt.com/schedules. 2024 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:|
|The World of Outlaws will visit more than 40 racetracks in 2024CONCORD, NC (November 30, 2023) – The 2024 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car schedule is set to bring The Greatest Show on Dirt coast to coast with new tracks, multiple six-figure crown jewels and iconic venues.From Volusia Speedway Park in February to the championship finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in November, the 2024 season will have 86 race nights at 41 different tracks and 19 different states.Along the way, the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers will take on new tracks, make long-awaited returns, compete in the sport’s most prestigious crown jewels, and race in many events that have become staples of the calendar.“We’re really looking forward to the robust schedule assembled for 2024,” Series Director Carlton Reimers said. “We listened to both teams and fans and put together a calendar featuring the biggest crown jewel events in the sport and exciting new facilities, while returning to fan favorites. Every year we strive to make sure fans in all regions of the country get to enjoy The Greatest Show on Dirt.”GETTIN’ STARTED:For the 20th year in a row, the World of Outlaws campaign will kick off in Florida with Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL) hosting the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals on Feb. 7-10. The four nights will culminate in the crowning of the Big Gator champion.Then, four wheels will meet two wheels for the second straight year when the Series returns to Volusia for the Bike Week Jamboree, March 3-4, occurring in conjunction with the iconic Bike Week, which takes place throughout the Daytona Beach region.NEW ADDITIONS:Kennedale Speedway (March 8-9) – The first of four new facilities The Greatest Show on Dirt will visit in 2024 begins a spring swing in the south. Kennedale Speedway – a Texas quarter mile – will host the Series for two nights of action in “The Lone Star State.”Big O Speedway (March 22) – Two weeks after Kennedale, the tour tackles another new Texas track. The World of Outlaws will invade Ennis, TX’s Big O Speedway for a Friday night battle at the quarter mile in late March. Thunderbird Speedway (March 29) – The third new track on the 2024 calendar takes the tour to the “Sooner State.” Muskogee, OK’s Thunderbird Speedway will host the World of Outlaws for the first time ever on March 29. The half mile recently welcomed the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) with Sam Hafertepe Jr. winning.Arrowhead Speedway (April 6) – The last of the four tracks that the World of Outlaws will debut at in 2024 is Arrowhead Speedway. Like Thunderbird, Arrowhead also recently hosted ASCS. The Series will make a springtime visit as the Colcord, OK 1/3-mile has the honor of hosting the sixth Jason Johnson Classic. BACK ON THE SCHEDULE:Paducah International Raceway (April 19) – The World of Outlaws are returning to “The Bluegrass State” for the first time since 2012 with a visit to Kentucky’s Paducah International Raceway. The trip promises to provide a new winner at the track as all four previous winners are not active competitors.Jacksonville Speedway (May 1) – Illinois race fans are in for a treat as the World of Outlaws return to the endlessly exciting Jacksonville Speedway for some midweek racing in May. Brad Sweet topped the most recent trip to the quarter mile.Fremont Speedway (May 27) – Memorial Day takes the tour to an Ohio destination that hasn’t been visited since 2016 – Fremont Speedway. The Monday night race will be the ninth in Series history at “The Buckeye State” 1/3-mile.Selinsgrove Speedway (Oct. 11-12) – It’s been 32 years since the World of Outlaws last visited PA’s Selinsgrove Speedway, but that’ll change next year. The half mile will host the Series for the Jim Nace Memorial in mid-October with a $30,000-to-win finale. When the World of Outlaws made their last trip to Selinsgrove, Todd Shaffer drove Gary Turnbaugh’s #11 to his only Series win on June 1, 1991.Dirt Oval 66 (Oct. 18-19) – The second and final Illinois stop of the season will see the Series return to Joliet’s Dirt Oval 66 for a pair of races in the fall. Donny Schatz topped the last event at the 3/8 mile in 2017. Riverside International Speedway (Oct. 25-26) – The end of October will bring the Series to Arkansas’ Riverside International Speedway for the first time since 2018. The two nights will be the 16th and 17th World of Outlaws races at the quarter mile.MAINSTAYS:Tri-State Speedway (April 20) – Southern Indiana will see the World of Outlaws come to town when Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway hosts its annual World of Outlaws race in the spring. The 1/4-mile track also produces some of the best racing of the season.Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (April 12-13/Aug. 2-3) – The World of Outlaws make their standard springtime stop at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in mid-April. The two nights at the Pevely, MO bullring serve as a precursor to August’s Ironman 55.16th Ironman 55 – The Ironman 55 isn’t for the faint of heart as it ignites a 55-lap battle on one of the fastest bullrings in the country – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. The two-nights conclude with the longest Feature of the season in terms of laps, and the winner goes home with the iconic dumbbell trophy and $20,000. This year, Kyle Larson bested Logan Schuchart in a race he called “the most fun Sprint Car race I’ve ran maybe ever.”Beaver Dam Raceway (May 31-June 1) – The first trip to “The Badger State” in 2024 takes the tour to Beaver Dam Raceway. The Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial will take place slightly earlier than normal in 2024 but still feature all the same action Beaver Dam offers with $20,000 going to the winner of the finale.Knoxville Raceway (April 26-27/June 14-15/Aug. 7-10) – The World of Outlaws will get three trips to “The Sprint Car Capital of the World” in 2024. First, the Series will visit Knoxville Raceway for a doubleheader, April 26-27. Then, the usual June visit moves back a week (June 14-15) in 2024 with an exciting schedule alignment. The World of Outlaws will compete for a pair of nights at Knoxville during NASCAR’s Cup Series debut at nearby Iowa Speedway. In August, Knoxville will welcome the World of Outlaws back for the prestigious Knoxville Nationals.Cedar Lake Speedway (June 28-29) – Expect fireworks on and off the track when the World of Outlaws journey to Cedar Lake Speedway at the end of June. On top of providing thrilling racing, the New Richmond, WI facility also puts on a can’t-miss fireworks show with the Fourth of July right around the corner.Wilmot Raceway (July 12-13) – After taking Fourth of July weekend off, the Series heads to another familiar facility when Wilmot hosts the Larry Hillerud Memorial. The event will grow in 2024 as it becomes a two-night visit to the Wisconsin oval.Brad Doty Classic (July 16) – The World of Outlaws salute the kid from Apple Creek, OH on a Tuesday summertime with the Brad Doty Classic. Attica Raceway Parks hosts the highly anticipated event that saw Kyle Larson become the first to win two in a row this past season.Williams Grove Speedway (May 10-11/July 26-27/Oct. 4-5) – The famed half-mile track will continue to host the World of Outlaws for its three marquee events against the PA Posse. First will be the Morgan Cup in May before the Summer Nationals in late July. The epic Outlaw versus PA Posse battle will see its biggest fireworks of the year at the National Open in October.CROWN JEWELS:Huset’s High Bank Hustle/Nationals (June 19-22) – The 2024 Summer of Money will begin in a massive way as the Huset’s High Bank Nationals will grow even more. Next season’s edition will be two events within one. Wednesday’s $20,000-to-win opener will lead into Thursday’s $100,000 payday in the Huset’s High Bank Hustle. Then Friday will transition to the Huset’s High Bank Nationals with another $20,000 on the line before Saturday’s finale puts up another $250,000 to the winner.41st Kings Royal (July 19-20) – The 41st King will be crowned a week later than usual as Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal moves seven days from its normal mid-July slot on the calendar. Per usual, Friday’s Knight Before will precede the Kings Royal. And then, on Saturday, King XLI will be decided and bank a six-figure payday. This July, Donny Schatz claimed his sixth crown and could tie Steve Kinser’s record of seven in 2024.63rd Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 7-10) – The entire Sprint Car world will converge on Knoxville, IA in early August for the 63rd running of the The Granddaddy of ‘em All. The Knoxville Raceway crown jewel will again offer a huge, balanced purse across the four-day event with the champion claiming of the year’s biggest checks. Kyle Larson topped the most recent running for his second NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals title.46th Jackson Nationals (Aug. 16-17) – After the Knoxville Nationals, it’s straight to another crown jewel as Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex hosts the 46th Jackson Nationals. The last two editions of the prestigious event have belonged to Carson Macedo. 62nd National Open (Oct. 4-5) – The 62nd running of the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway falls just outside of summer’s space on the calendar. But one of the sport’s most historic crown jewels belongs in the list of major money events. The finale will hand out another huge payday to the winner.CALIFORNIA LOVE:Stockton Dirt Track (Sept. 6) – The California swing will kick off with a track that the World of Outlaws haven’t invaded since 2019 – Stockton Dirt Track. The 3/8-mile was an annual staple from when it opened in 2013 through 2019, and the Series will return in early September.Tom Tarlton Classic (Sept. 7) – Night two of the “Golden State” stay takes the teams south to Hanford, CA’s Kings Speedway for the fifth Tom Tarlton Classic. As a tribute to Tom and Tommy Tarlton’s famed all black Sprint Car, the winner will again take home $21,000.Bakersfield Speedway (September 13) – After being absent last year, the World of Outlaws are back to Bako in 2024. Bakersfield Speedway will host the Series for the 12th time. California’s own Giovanni Scelzi topped the 2022 event at the 1/3 mile.Merced Speedway (September 14) – Another “Golden State” oval back after a one-year hiatus is Merced Speedway. The high-banked quarter mile bullring hosts the World of Outlaws for the sixth time and first since Carson Macedo’s 2022 triumph.Dennis Roth Classic (Sept. 20-21) – The World of Outlaws will invade Tulare, CA’s Thunderbowl Raceway for the third running of the Dennis Roth Classic in late September. As a nod to Roth’s iconic #83 that has toured with the Series for decades, the finale will award a huge $83,000 paycheck to the winner. FULL 2024 SCHEUDLE:Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 7-10 – Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)|
Sunday-Monday, March 3-4 – Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Friday-Saturday, March 8-9 – Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, TX)
Friday-Saturday, March 15-16 – Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX)
Friday, March 22 – Big O Speedway (Ennis, TX)
Saturday, March 23 – Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK)
Friday, March 29 – Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, OK)
Saturday, March 30 – 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS)
Friday, April 5 – US 36 Raceway (Osborn, MO)
Saturday, April 6 – Arrowhead Speedway (Colcord, OK)
Friday-Saturday, April 12-13 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Friday, April 19 – Paducah International Raceway (Paducah, KY)
Saturday, April 20 – Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)
Friday-Saturday, April 26-27 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Wednesday, May 1 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday-Saturday, May 3-4 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, May 8 – Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday-Saturday, May 10-11 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Friday, May 17 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Saturday, May 18 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, May 24-25 – Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, OH)
Monday, May 27 – Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH)
Friday-Saturday, May 31-June 1 – Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, WI)
Friday, June 7 – River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, June 8 – Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, MN)
Friday-Saturday, June 14-15 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)\
Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday-Saturday, June 28-29 – Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI)
Friday-Saturday, July 12-13 – Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI)
Tuesday, July 16 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Friday-Saturday, July 19-20 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, July 24 – BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)
Friday-Saturday, July 26-27 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Sunday, July 28 – Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 7-10 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 16-17 – Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)
Friday, Aug. 23 – River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, ND)
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, Sept. 6 – Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Kings Speedway (Hanford, CA)
Friday, Sept. 13 – Bakersfield Speedway (Bakersfield, CA)
Saturday, Sept. 14 – Merced Speedway (Merced, CA)
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 20-21 – Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA)
Friday, Sept. 27 – Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH)
Saturday, Sept. 28 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, CA)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12 – Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, PA)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19 – Dirt Oval 66 (Joliet, IL)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26 – Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)
Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 6-9 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)Tickets to these events will be available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. Keep an eye on our social media channels for ticket renewals.If you can’t make it to the track, every lap of every race will be live on DIRTVision.
Gustin will drive a Longhorn Chassis owned by Cooney starting next season
CONCORD, NC – November 30, 2023 – In 2023, Ryan Gustin and Todd Cooney battled every night with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series. And that will continue in 2024.
However, they won’t just be competing against each other when the season kicks off at Volusia Speedway Park during Sunshine Nationals Jan 17-20. They’ll also be teammates.
After three seasons on tour driving for Tri-Star Promotions, Gustin will join forces with Cooney in 2024 in a second Todd Cooney Racing Late Model. Having Gustin in one of his cars was an easy decision for the Cooney, whose time as a driver is nearing its end.
“I know that 2024 will probably be my last year racing,” Cooney said. “I want to try and get one more year in but understand I’ve been saying this for the last 10 years. That being said, I still want to be in the sport and be relevant in the sport.
“Ryan lives right up the street from us. We’ve known him since he was a baby. So, we have a good relationship as far as that goes, and Ryan’s a super nice kid. He’s up on the wheel and drives it for everything it’s got. We just feel it’s a perfect fit.”
Gustin echoed Cooney’s words and said he’s ready for what’s to come racing for a long-time family friend.
“I’ve known Todd for basically my whole life,” Gustin said. “Our families go way back. The deal kind of came about where he’s probably going to do one more year and then hang his driving shoes up. So, we’ll be the one to take over the Cooney Racing ride and hopefully have some big things to come in the future.”
A team change won’t be the only difference for Gustin in 2024. The Marshalltown, IA driver will also make a chassis change.
After three years in a Rocket Chassis, he’ll step into a Longhorn for the first time in 2024. Gustin said he isn’t sure what to expect once he reaches the Sunshine State.
“I honestly have no idea,” Gustin said. “Hopefully, we’re fast out of the gate, and there isn’t much of a learning curve.”
What won’t be a learning curve for either driver is the knowledge the two will share throughout the season. Sharing information isn’t anything new, as Gustin frequently gave Cooney pointers at the track.
“Ryan gives me advice all the time,” Cooney said. “Even before we made this deal, he came over and gave me some advice here and there. I think it’ll help me tremendously. He’ll be a little more in touch with me during the week, and it’ll make it to where I understand this a little better.”
Those notes are something Cooney hopes will make him better in 2024, as one of his struggles was racing at new tracks. It’ll be a challenge Cooney will need to overcome next season, with 16 new venues on the 2024 schedule.
However, with Gustin as his teammate, he’s looking forward to continue racing with the best drivers dirt Late Model racing has to offer.
“It wasn’t as bad as it probably looked or as I felt we were,” Cooney said. “It’s just a learning curve. And the reason I want to do this so bad is because I feel these are the best racecar drivers in the country, and that’s who I like to compete against.”
As Cooney aims to improve off his 2023 season, Gustin still has the same mindset after his best World of Outlaws season statistically. He earned three victories, 12 top fives, and 22 top 10s—putting him in a heated battle for fourth in the standings entering the season’s final weekend.
“Anytime you can beat these guys you’ve accomplished something,” Gustin said. “Anytime that you can outrun any of these guys, it definitely makes you feel good.”
“Everyone’s goal is to win a championship. I thought that maybe we had a shot at it early in , but whatever Bobby (Pierce) found, I don’t know. He’s been kicking our butts. To win a championship is my ultimate goal.”
Gustin and Cooney will battle as teammates for the first time when the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models open the 2024 season Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park Jan. 17-20 as part of the Late Model Palooza.
If you can’t make it to the track, watch all our events live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App.
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 30, 2023) – Tickets for the Black Hills Half-Mile, round 12 of the 2024 Progressive American Flat Track season, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, are now available for purchase. Progressive AFT will once again serve as a showcase event of this year’s 84th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a special Tuesday race on August 6, at Black Hills Speedway, in Rapid City, South Dakota. “America’s Original Extreme Sport” and the world’s largest motorcycle rally have proven a perfect pairing over the years, with handlebar-to-handlebar action featuring the world’s elite two-wheeled dirt track racers of prime interest to the 500,000 strong attendees who flock to Sturgis each summer. Reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees earned his fourth Black Hills Half-Mile victory a year ago in dominant fashion but could find it more difficult to earn a fifth with the likes of Dallas Daniels, Briar Bauman, Brandon Robinson, Davis Fisher and more hoping to steal his Mission SuperTwins crown in 2024. Last year’s event was big one for the defending (and still) champions as Kody Kopp reeled in top honors in Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER action, despite being pushed by fleet of talented young aces, including Tom Drane, Trent Lowe, Max Whale, Trevor Brunner, Chase Saathoff, and Declan Bender. The ‘24 event will feature numerous attractions off the track as well, including a playground for kids, numerous vendors, designated motorcycle parking, and a variety of food and beverage options. General Admission Grandstand tickets are just $30 (kids 12 and under $5), while Reserved Grandstand tickets are only $15 more (All Ages). A Pit Pass Upgrade provides all-day access to the pit area where fans can scope out the world’s fastest dirt track motorcycles and get up close and personal with the stars of the sport. Finally, fans can also receive VIP treatment by selecting a special ticket option that provides access to the exclusive, premium indoor VIP viewing area and includes food, beverage, and a Pit Pass for $125. Visit https://www.tixr.com/groups/americanflattrack/events/black-hills-half-mile-86674 to reserve your seats today.|
|Cadillac Racing will take lessons learned in first year of GTP into Daytona test|
|DETROIT (Nov. 30, 2023) – Cadillac Racing returns to Daytona International Speedway Dec. 6-7 to begin preparations for the 62nd Rolex 24 At Daytona, which kicks off the second season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Grand Touring Prototype competition.|
Both the No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R and championship-winning No. 31 Whelen Cadillac V-Series.R will work through test plans on the 3.56-mile, 12-turn course that incorporates sections of the high-banked oval.
|The event, with four day/night sessions, is the only IMSA-sanctioned test before teams reconvene for the Jan. 20-22 Roar Before the 24, which includes qualifications. Ten Grand Touring Prototype teams are entered for the Jan. 28-29 marathon race.|
“We’ll be taking all the lessons from 24 hours of racing this year and apply to see what we can do to get ready for next year,” GM sports car racing program manager Laura Wontrop Klauser said.
Cadillac Racing placed third, fourth and fifth in the season-opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race in January, which marked the debut of the GTP class. Cadillac went on to sweep manufacturer and team/driver championships in the nine-race season.
* CVs: 2024 IMSA driver roster* Numbers: Cadillac GTP statistics* Rolex 24: 2023-2017 results* History: Cadillac titles, wins
|“One of the things that we’re excited about with our carryover program for ’24 is we’re able to focus on the car and understanding it more as well as making sure we have all the support on the GM and Dallara side ready to help the teams be successful,” Klauser added. “One of the most challenging things this year has been the lack of time. We’ve been running race to race to race, and we’d occasionally slip in a test. Really, it was our race schedule in 2023 that kept us busy, which was phenomenal because you can’t have a better test than a race to see what you can do with the car.|
“So, it will be nice to be back at Daytona, focus on a test plan.”
|Cadillac Racing Rolex 24 At Daytona roster|
No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R: Sebastien Bourdais, Renger van der Zande, Scott DixonBourdais and van der Zande return for their third season as teammates. They won at Laguna Seca – raising their win total to four over two seasons — opened the season with a third place in the Rolex 24 and closed with a runner-up finish in the Petit Le Mans. … Qualified fourth for the Rolex 24. … Six-time INDYCAR champion Dixon returns for the Rolex 24 and additional endurance races. … Combined, they have eight Rolex 24 victories. … The trio co-drove to fourth place overall in the centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. … Van der Zande has 19 IMSA victories, including nine with Cadillac Racing, and Bourdais has 11 IMSA wins.
Sebbastien Bourdais: “Toward the end of the season with the couple of tests we had, we started to learn more about the car and what makes it go and what doesn’t work. It’s just going to take time. People think we’ve had a lot of testing, but it was all centered toward homologation and reliability. We’re still really green on knowledge of the car as far as designing setups and getting performance out of it. Since we homologated the car, there’s really been little time to optimize it and understand it as far as finding that last half a second that’s a game-changer when you come to race weekends. It’s going to be a continuous learning process, trying to make numbers fall into place and validate the reads.”
Renger van der Zande: “Test days are helpful in understanding the car because we’re still developing the car, still optimizing the package. It’s a dream car to drive and a dream championship to be in.” No. 31 Whelen Cadillac V-Series.R: Pipo Derani, Jack Aitken, Tom Blomqvist2023 IMSA GTP championship- and IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup-winning team. … Driver title is the second for Derani. … Aitken, the ’23 endurance race driver, is on board for the full season. … Derani, Aitken and Alexander Sims co-drove to fifth place in the Rolex 24 in January after qualifying sixth. They won at Sebring International Raceway and were runners-up at Watkins Glen International. … Blomqvist drove to the Rolex 24 overall victory in 2023 and ’22 and was the 2022 IMSA DPi champion. He earned the pole for the race in January.
Pipo Derani: “Like any new car, you always want more testing, more practice time. Especially when it’s such a complex racecar with the hybrid and a complex car makes it for a longer road in terms of development. We’re a year and a bit into the development of this car but only just now starting to understand a few things that make sense to the setup and how we make this car go quicker. Still a lot to improve from everyone. We’ve done a strong job despite all the difficulties we had this season. It’s always a learning process and you have to be humble enough to know you have to continue that way if you want to succeed in this series.”
Jack Aitken: “We have a lot to work on and improve; I think that’s the case for everybody with these cars that are still so early in the development cycle that everybody is learning quickly. We’ve made massive gains through the season, but when you don’t have racing, it gives everybody the opportunity to breathe a little bit and the capacity to make some changes and updates and advancements. It’s going to be a busy period for us. The race to be ready for the Roar and Daytona will be pretty intense. Though it feels a long way from now, it will come around quickly.”
|BATAVIA, Ohio (November 29, 2023) – Centerville, Pennsylvania native, Max Blair earned the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2023. Blair’s rookie season with the tour took him to 29 different venues, most of which he was visiting for the first time in his career. Blair was able to claim his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on June 23 in his home state at Lernerville Speedway. Additionally, Blair finished inside the top five on five occasions and recorded 24 top ten performances. “We came out of the gate strong at Speedweeks,” said Blair. “After that it was an up and down season for us. We had some good runs but were a little more inconsistent than I had hoped for this season. Regardless, it’s been a fun year with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. We’ve made some great memories. I want to thank my dad; I couldn’t do any of this without him. A huge thanks to everyone at Briggs Transport and all our great sponsors for making this possible, we couldn’t have done it without them.” Blair will receive an industry record $20,000 at the Championship Awards Banquet on December 8th. Additionally, the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year will receive multiple product awards from various motorsports manufacturers, valued at over $10,000 bringing Blair’s total earning in cash and product awards to over $30,000 for winning the Rookie of the Year title in 2023. Blair’s Briggs Transport, Inc.-owned, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Excess Storage, Murphy’s Logging, Creekside Auto Sales, Valvoline, Penske Racing Shocks, C and J Dairy, Corner Stone Builders LLC, Previty’s Auto Wrecking Inc, Meridien Hardwoods of PA Inc, Three Rivers Karting & Axe Throwing, Northeast Paving & Sealcoat, CJ’s Auto Transport, Bulldog Rear Ends, Wilwood, Keyser Manufacturing, Simpson, XS Power, Fast Shafts, MWB Designs, Performance Bodies, BRINN, Sweet Manufacturing, TruForm Race Products, Swift Springs, Beyea Headers, STAKT Products, Accu-Force Dynos, Gotta Race, Wieland, Allstar Performance, Colonial Metal Products Inc, and VP Racing Fuels. For the latest news, results, championship standings and more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, please visit www.lucasdirt.com.|
|Young title contenders Dallas Daniels and Tom Drane return to spearhead a 2024 AFT championship campaign for the Estenson Racing squad|
|Sent on behalf of Estenson Racing MARIETTA, Ga. (November 27, 2023) – Estenson Racing is pleased to announce the return of Dallas Daniels and Tom Drane for the 2024 Progressive American Flat Track season. The two phenoms will spearhead the team’s title campaign in the series, with Daniels leading the way in the Mission SuperTwins Championship aboard the Yamaha MT-07 and Drane looking to take the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER crown aboard the Yamaha YZ450F. On the heels of a stellar rookie season in the premier class, Daniels came out swinging in 2023. The fast rider from Illinois fired the first shot by sweeping the season opener at the Daytona Short Track doubleheader and led the points standings for most of the season aboard his Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07. It was a landmark year for Daniels, who completed a dirt track grand slam (a career win in all four Grand National Championship track disciplines – Short Track, Half-Mile, Mile, and TT) in just his second year in the premier class. It was an exciting season, with the title chase going down to the wire and the 20-year-old ultimately finishing the year runner-up with five wins and a total of 15 podiums in 18 rounds. Daniels heads into his sixth season with the team looking to add a Grand National Championship to his already impressive resume of back-to-back Parts Unlimited AFT Singles titles and multiple victories aboard the MT-07 and YZ450F. Drane returns for his second season with the team and looks to build on his standout rookie season in the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Championship. With a new team, new bike, and new tracks, the Australian hit his stride before the halfway mark of the season, quickly climbing his way up the points standings and finishing the year in the runner-up spot with a total of four wins and 10 podiums. The 17-year-old looks to build on that progress in 2024, battle for top honors, and return the number-one plate to the Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F.|
|Tommy Hayden – Estenson Racing Team Manager“2024 will be a change for us with a two-rider team, but we feel that a more concentrated effort will allow us to make another step forward in performance next season. As a team, we had a lot to be proud of this past season, but to come so close to a SuperTwins Championship and not get it done definitely stung and has motivated us to come back even stronger next year. With the way Dallas performed this past season in just his second year as a SuperTwins rider and the way Tom improved over the course of his first full year in AFT, I believe we are in a good position to fight for the championship in both classes in 24′. “As excited as we are about next year, it is also difficult not to be continuing with JD and Trevor. I have a tremendous amount of respect for both of these guys and nothing but good things to say about them. They are both true professionals on- and off- the track, and I will genuinely miss working with them. With JD in particular, he started with our program from the beginning. Although there were many bumps in the road along the way with the development, he always gave us his best effort, performed like a champion, and won some big races for us and Yamaha. I would like to thank both of them for everything they gave the team and wish them the best in their future endeavors.” Dallas Daniels – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins“I’m very excited to be back with the Estenson Racing team for 2024. I’ve been with them every year since I turned pro, and I’m looking forward to continuing to build on our relationship and to keep learning. I’m very happy with this team and super happy that they are having me back. We learned so much last year. So even though the year didn’t end exactly how we wanted, finishing second in the championship, we had a lot of success and are going to apply all of that to next year. I’m looking forward to fighting for more race wins and trying to get that championship.” Tom Drane – Estenson Racing AFT SinglesI’m really excited to be returning with Estenson Racing after such a good first year. It was great to have my first full season traveling the championship, getting to know everyone, finding a lot of different setups, and learning from the team. We were able to improve all year, which was really good. At the end of the season, we started to really come on strong and were able to win races. I feel really comfortable on the bike, and we’re looking to continue that stretch through next year.”|
2023 champion Bobby Pierce jumps 19 positions on all-time wins list after 14-win season
CONCORD, NC – November 22, 2023 – Racing across the country with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models Series is a grind. One that makes earning the thrill of victory even sweeter.
In 2023, 14 drivers, including two first-timers, scored a win, bringing the total number of winners to 101.
Here’s a look at who moved up the list during the 2023 season:
Piercing Forward: Reigning Series champion Bobby Pierce made the most significant jump of the 2023 season, winning 14 times in 2023. With 18 Series wins on his resume, the Oakwood, IL driver moved up 21 positions to 13th on the all-time wins list, passing former champions Mike Marlar and Dennis Erb Jr. along the way.
The “Smooth Operator” is two wins away from tying Brandon Overton for 12th on the list and is 10 wins away from cracking the top 10, which would tie current World of Outlaws Late Models Series Director Steve Francis (28).
Still On Top: Four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard remained atop the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model’s all-time wins list, adding two wins in the 2023 campaign. He earned victories at Davenport Speedway and Mississippi Thunder Speedway, bringing his total to 83 victories.
Madden’s Three: With two victories at Sharon Speedway, and one at Cedar Lake Speedway, Chris Madden broke a tie with 2004 Series champion Scott Bloomquist for eighth on the all-time wins list.
“Smokey” ends the year with 36 career wins, good enough for seventh all-time. He’s two wins away from tying 2011 Series champion Rick Eckert for sixth.
The Reaper’s Climb: In his third year with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, Ryan Gustin earned three victories—all coming on Friday nights.
The Marshalltown, IA scored wins at Marion Center Raceway and Sharon in May, before grabbing a win at River Cities Speedway in June. That gives him five career Series wins, moving him into a six-way tie for 26th with Bart Hartman, Donnie Moran, Earl Pearson Jr., Brady Smith, and Max Blair.
Gustin will try and add to his total in 2024 with his new team – Todd Cooney Racing.
A Pair of Triples: Mike Marlar and Ricky Thornton Jr. made steps up the World of Outlaws ladder in 2023 by scoring three victories throughout the season.
Marlar, the 2018 Series champion, earned wins at Red River Valley Speedway, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and Ponderosa Speedway. The win at Ponderosa was memorable, as he climbed from 22nd to first in the Johnny Mulligan classic.
The Winfield, TN driver is now 14th on the all-time wins list with 17 wins—one behind Pierce.
Thornton also had three wins on the season, all coming on big stages. “RTJ” won the Prairie Dirt Classic in July before grabbing the season’s final two races at World Finals in Charlotte. The Martinsville, IN driver has four career victories, tied for 32nd all-time with Steve Shaver, Cade Dillard, Gregg Satterlee, Ashton Winger, and Chase Junghans.
Doubling Down: Devin Moran opened the season in style for the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, sweeping Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park for his two Series wins in 2023. The Dresden, OH, driver is 22nd in all-time wins with 11 victories.
Hitting The Century Mark: Hudson O’Neal and Nick Hoffman earned their first World of Outlaws CASE Late Models win in 2023—O’Neal becoming the 100th different winner in Series history.
With only a handful of starts for Rocket1 Racing, the Martinsville, IN driver stormed from 23rd to win the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals finale. He added another milestone for Rocket1, the most accomplished team in Series history.
Hoffman, meanwhile, earned his first career win at New York’s Stateline Speedway in May. The Mooresville, NC driver passed Gordy Gundaker on Lap 1 and held on to become the Series’ 101st winner.
Plus One: Along with O’Neal and Hoffman, five other drivers earned one World of Outlaws victory in 2023.
Corey Hedgecock scored his lone win at 411 Motor Speedway in April, moving the Loudon, TN driver to a 13-way tie for 47th on the all-time wins list with two.
Kyle Bronson is one spot ahead of Hedgecock with three victories after winning at Tri-City Speedway by inches over Brian Shirley in June. The Brandon, FL driver has three World of Outlaws wins to his credit, putting him in a nine-way tie for 38th.
Shirley also added a win to his total in June, holding off Bronson for the win at Paducah International Raceway. The victory was the Chatham, IL driver’s seventh career triumph, tying him with Brian Birkhofer for 24th all-time.
Dennis Erb Jr., the 2022 Series champion, added a win to his total at 81 Speedway in June with a $30,000 triumph. The win was Erb’s 14th World of Outlaws win, tying him with Tim Fuller, Dale McDowell, and Jonathan Davenport for 14th all-time.
Brandon Overton scored his lone World of Outlaws Late Models win of the season when the Series visited Talladega Short Track for the Alabama Gang 100. The $50,000 win was “Big Sexy’s” 20th career win, putting him 12th on the all-time wins list.
For a complete look at the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models all-time wins list, CLICK HERE.
The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models kick off the 2024 season at Volusia Speedway Park at Sunshine Nationals on Jan. 17-20 as part of the Late Model Palooza.
|Ahead of 2024 GT Daytona campaign in IMSA WeatherTech Championship PONTIAC, Mich. (November 21, 2023) – The first two customer Corvette Z06 GT3.R racecars are now in private hands as AWA has taken delivery of its two Corvettes for the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.|
|A pair of Z06 GT3.Rs rolled into AWA team transporters from GM’s Performance and Racing Center on Monday. The Canadian team will campaign the Corvettes in the GT Daytona (GTD) class starting with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.|
“Delivering the first two customer Z06 GT3.Rs to AWA marks the start of the next phase of our Corvette Customer Support program,” said Christie Bagne, Corvette Z06 GT3.R Program Manager. “A big thank you to our constructor Pratt Miller, our GM Performance and Racing team and everyone at the GM Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. We look forward to the continued collaboration with AWA ahead of their preseason test program and on toward the Rolex 24.”
The highly anticipated delivery is the first of three leading up to the debut of the Corvette GT3 on racetracks around the world; TF Sport will receive their Z06 GT3.Rs in January ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship season, followed by DXDT Racing for GT World Challenge America.
“Receiving our two Corvette Z06 GT3.R was a special moment,” said Andrew Wojteczko, AWA team owner. “We are excited and motivated for this next chapter, and I’d like to extend my gratitude to Team Chevy for welcoming us with open arms. We can’t wait to get out on track.”
The 2024 IMSA season begins with the Rolex 24 on Jan. 27-28.
|CONCORD, NC (November 21, 2023) – The 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season offered 71 opportunities at official Series victories. As a result, many competitors bagged multiple checkered flags and elevated their name on the all-time win list that accounts for more than 3,600 races.This season offered plenty of parity in the win column. A total of 19 different drivers visited Victory Lane with The Greatest Show on Dirt this year, the most since 2019 and tied for the 10th most in one season.Donny Schatz (311 wins): While Donny Schatz didn’t gain any spots, he did add to his incredible win total. The 10-time Series champion won four times in 2023 including his sixth Kings Royal, this one worth $175,000. Schatz is 83 behind Sammy Swindell (394 wins) for the second most in Series history.Brad Sweet (90 wins): The now five-time World of Outlaws champion reached a coveted top 10 spot on the list in 2023. Sweet’s sixth victory of the year came at Cedar Lake Speedway in late June and moved him ahead of Stevie Smith (84 wins). Then a win in his home state of California at Kings Speedway in September elevated him above former teammate – Daryn Pittman (86 wins) – for ninth on the list. “The Big Cat” added three more before the year was over to bring his tally to 90, only five away from equaling Dave Blaney for eighth.David Gravel (88 wins): Three wins in the first five races of 2023 brought Gravel into a tie with Sweet for career wins before Sweet managed to inch ahead with Gravel right behind him all year long. Like Sweet, Gravel moved ahead of both Smith and Pittman to crack the top 10. A dozen victories for Gravel led the Series this year, and his career total of 88 is currently good enough for 10th all-time.Logan Schuchart (41 wins): During his 10th year on tour, Logan Schuchart racked up six wins with his Shark Racing team. The second of those put him ahead of Shane Stewart for 19th most. The Hanover, PA native will enter 2024 only one behind Andy Hillenburg (42 wins) for 18th on the list.Carson Macedo (35 wins): It was another strong year for Carson Macedo aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41 as the pairing bagged seven victories. His first of the year in March broke a tie with fellow Californian – Kyle Larson – on the all-time list. Macedo also went on to surpass Bobby Allen (30 wins) and Sheldon Haudenschild (34 wins) and now sits 21st all-time, only one away from tying for 20th.Sheldon Haudenschild (34 wins): The exciting talent from Wooster, OH may have not gained any positions on the all-time list, but Sheldon Haudenschild did add to his career total. He tallied a trio of triumphs this year including a memorable charge from 16th to victory at Skagit Speedway.Kyle Larson (32 wins): While Macedo moved ahead of him, Kyle Larson still managed to make his own climb in 2023 with four wins. He broke a tie with Kerry Madsen (28 wins) and leaped ahead of Bobby Allen. “Yung Money” owns 32 triumphs in 136 career Feature starts (23.5%) and is 23rd on the all-time win list.Rico Abreu (15 wins): This year proved to be Rico Abreu’s best by far. Competing on a part-time basis, the St. Helena, CA driver claimed six victories in 2023. His previous high for one season was two. Abreu’s efforts allowed him to move up more than 10 spots into a tie for the 36th most wins.Brent Marks (14 wins): The former full-timer with the Series added two more tallies to his win column. Brent Marks grabbed his second National Open title and night two of the World Finals in November to go from 12 to 14 wins, giving him possession of the 38th most.James McFadden (11 wins): In his second year piloting the Roth Motorsports #83, James McFadden made a huge climb up the list. “J-Mac” entered 2023 with five career wins and more than doubled that mark with six this year. He went from outside the top 60 to a tie for 46th.Buddy Kofoid (3 wins): The only driver to wheel two different machines to a win in 2023 was Buddy Kofoid. The Californian topped Talladega in March with CMS Racing and Placerville in September aboard a second Roth Motorsports entry. Kofoid’s three career wins puts him in a tie with seven others for the 75th most.More Movers: On top of those who made big leaps on the list, many drivers topped one race in 2023 to make a small step forward. The following five competitors made one trip to Victory Lane this year – Anthony Macri, Brian Brown, Giovanni Scelzi, Spencer Bayston, and Tyler Courtney.First-timers: In addition to the many movers, the all-time win list also grew by three in 2023 as a trio of drivers notched their first Series victory. Brady Bacon topped Tri-State Speedway. Corey Day claimed the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. And Zeb Wise beat the best of the World of Outlaws and PA Posse at Port Royal Speedway. Now, 152 competitors have won a World of Outlaws race.For the complete all-time Series win list, CLICK HERE.The 2024 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season begins on Feb. 7-10 at Volusia Speedway Park with the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals. For tickets, CLICK HERE.If you can’t make it to the track, catch all of the racing live on DIRTVision.|