NMRA’s Ford homecoming & thrill festival is this weekend.

♦ Renegades & Coyote Stockers!♦ Mustang 60 Year Celebration♦ Thrill Festival Saturday♦ Flame-Throwing Jet Cars♦ BIGFOOT Car Crushes♦ Worlds Largest BIGFOOT♦ FMX Motocross Stunt Shows♦ NMRA Fan Experience♦ Win FREE Stuff♦ Huge All-Ford Car Show♦ Special Reunion Groups♦ GeoCorp Mustang Museum♦ Massive Midway♦ True Street Racing♦ Kids 12 & Under FREE ♦ Every Ticket a Pit Pass♦ FREE Parking
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Goodwood & Baggsy’s Partnership is Here

Get ready for an electrifying ride! Goodwood Motor Circuit and British Drift Champion, Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni, have joined forces to launch a thrilling, adrenaline-charged track experience.BMW E92 M3 PHOTOS!One of the proudest moments in Baggsy’s career so far is launching his brand-new partnership with Goodwood Motor Circuit 🏁
Over 2 years in the making, Goodwood x Baggsy is now officially offering a drifting experience around the awesome motor circuit in BMW E92 M3’s!
Team Baggsy would like to thank Goodwood for believing in Drifting, loving the sport as much as he does, and now allowing passengers to experience the most exciting way to go around the circuit!
More information at www.Goodwood.com ✅
Thank you to all the brands that support the build of the BMW’s
 ST suspensions STRÖM Wheels EBC Brakes CSF Radiators EuropeRegal Autosport Sikky Manufacturing Funk Motorsport Sparco Powerflex365 Performance Fleet Livery Solutions Ltd Arlon Graphics EMEA@trackworxuk K&N FiltersThe new Performance Drift Passenger Laps are only available alongside the thrilling Performance Track Experience, where guests will get the chance to drive the full range of high-powered BMW M Series models and MINI John Cooper Works on Goodwood’s famous and challenging circuit.

Baggsy said “I’m really excited about this collaboration with Goodwood Motor Circuit. Having attended numerous Goodwood events over the years, it’s great to have the opportunity to showcase the thrill of drifting to more people in a way that hasn’t been done before. It’s fantastic to see Goodwood championing drifting and I’m looking forward to showing guests the historic circuit from a whole new perspective.”

Goodwood is the only place in the UK where you can experience the thrill of being a passenger on track with Baggsy.
Pricing is available on request. Visit here to enquire > www.goodwood.com/business/corporate-experiences/make-an-enquiry/
 
For more information about Goodwood Motor Circuit, please contact Jade Callan, Head of Estate Marketing and PR: jade.callan@goodwood.com
 

Baggsy– GT86 – Drift Masters Round 1 Spain

DMGP Round 1 – Toyota GT86 The first round of Drift Masters held so much promise for Baggsy, the new car and the whole team! With just a single test day of the brand new GT86 under our belt, we headed to Spain, taking the car, trailer and van on the ferry – and once we hit the European mainland our troubles began! First with a lengthy delay at Customs, and once we got to the track the car ran into issue after issue. Let’s just say it’s what we could call a ‘character-building’ weekend for everyone! Make sure to watch the whole Behind the Drift episode to soak in… well, everything that happened! We’ll come back fighting for sure, stronger and faster than before for Round 2 of Drift Masters GP! Make sure to subscribe to the channel so you know when the next episode is online!CLICK HERE TO WATCH DRIFT MASTERS GP ROUND 1 SPAIN! SALE NOW ON AT http://www.sb13.shopCopyright © 2024 SB Motorsports LTD, All rights reserved.
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AUSTIN CINDRIC WINS AT GATEWAY WITH A LAST LAP PASS

AUSTIN CINDRIC WINS AT GATEWAY WITH A LAST LAP PASS
MADISON, IL – June 3, 2024 – Austin Cindric won the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday marking his second career NASCAR Cup Series win, first of the season, and first at Gateway. This win also marked Ford’s 730th NASCAR Cup Series win and second at WWTR after Team Penske’s Joey Logano won the inaugural race in 2022.
“Congratulations to Roger, Tim, Brian, Austin and everyone at Team Penske on the win at Gateway,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Austin started on the front row and carried that momentum throughout the long green flag runs to be in the right position to win at the end.”
“Honestly, I’m heartbroken for the 12 team. I don’t know what happened to them at the end of the race, but they deserved to win this race. Ryan has been a hell of a leader on this team. This weekend was a great weekend for everybody involved. To have two cars in the fight and an eventual one-two there, like I said, I’m heartbroken for those guys, but this is huge for me. This is huge for this team. I’m so glad I was able to get a win with Brian as my crew chief in the Cup Series. You never know when it’s gonna happen again. I just drove my butt off and hoped for the best,” commented Cindric.
Ford Performance drivers started the Enjoy Illinois 300 1-2-3 with Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell on the pole along with Team Penske teammates Austin Cindric in P2 and Ryan Blaney in P3. McDowell led most of the first stage of the race before Christopher Bell made a pass during the closing laps. Stage 2 ended with Christopher Bell winning the stage as hard-charging Austin Cindric was just one second behind him. A cycle of green flag pit stops and different pit strategies shuffled the field in the final stage of the race. The three Team Penske cars of Cindric, Blaney and Logano did not pit in the break between the second and third stages, putting them in position to compete for the win at the end. Christopher Bell and Ryan Blaney battled for the lead until Bell slowly started to fall back. Blaney took the lead and maintained it until coming to the white flag but slowed after running out of fuel. Teammate Austin Cindric passed him at the start-finish line to lead the final lap and win over second-place Denny Hamlin by 3.844 seconds.
Four Ford Performance drivers finished in the top 10: RFK Racing’s Brad Keselowski finished in P3, Team Penske’s Joey Logano in P5, and Rick Ware Racing’s Justin Haley in P9.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series raced at Portland International Raceway on Saturday. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer finished in P6 while teammate Riley Herbst finished in P10. 

The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series both compete this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.
39 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 461 WINS – 431 POLES

chevy racing–nhra–new england post race

CHEVROLET IN NHRA2024 NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY EPPING, NEW HAMPSHIRETEAM CHEVY RACE REPORT | NOTES & QUOTES JUNE 2, 2024 JOHN FORCE RACING DOMINATES NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS IN AN ALL-FORCE FINAL, WITH JOHN FORCE CAPTURING THE VICTORY AT EPPING
Notes:In an all-John Force Racing final round, Austin Prock, driver of the AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, and John Force, driver of the PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car faced off with Force capturing his 157th career NHRA victory and third at New England Dragway.Today’s win is Chevrolet’s 162nd in Funny Car and 82nd in the Camaro body.J. Force, and Dallas Glenn, driver of the RAD Torque Chevrolet Camaro SS Pro Stock, raced their way Saturday to victory in the Mission Foods NHRA #2Fast2Tasty Challenge.Prock and Force both qualified first and second respectively after three rounds of qualifying at New England Dragway.Falling to Tony Schumacher, Brittany Force, driver of the Monster Energy Chevrolet Top Fuel dragster, was eliminated in Round 1 after running 4.314 E.T. at 242.10 mph to Schumacher’s 4.170 E.T. seconds at 254.95 mph.B. Force qualified No. 3 after laying down a 3.715-second E.T. lap at 335.57 mph.Troy Coughlin, Jr. and Erica Enders faced off in the final round, with Coughlin, Jr. capturing the New England Nationals win in his JEGS Chevrolet Camaro SS Pro Stock machine.
Quotes:BRITTANY FORCE, DRIVER OF THE MONSTER ENERGY CHEVROLET TOP FUEL DRAGSTER:“This Monster Energy Chevy team is leaving Epping New Hampshire frustrated but we are still determined. Right now, we are focusing on the little bits of progress we made this weekend, and those little bits are adding up. We reset the track speed record at 335 mph and qualified third with a 3.71. On race day I was happy with my reaction time, pedaled it, but came up short. I like that these back-to-back races and that we are headed straight to Bristol which keeps our motivation high. There is no time in between and we are right back on a race track figuring things out.” AUSTIN PROCK, DRIVER OF THE AAA CHEVROLET CAMARO SS FUNNY CAR:“Outstanding weekend for John Force Racing. We swept the weekend. We were 1-2 qualifiers. John won the Mission Challenge. John won and we runnered up. You can’t ask for much more out of these two funny cars. Really proud of the team. We got a lot of good energy going here. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year. Obviously, we wanted to win this event today. But if I’m going to get beat, I want to get beat by my boss. It was really cool to see him succeed and all the success he’s had this year. He’s really coming into his own. Proud of him and proud of my team for AAA and Peak this weekend. It was just a great weekend. You can’t say much more than that, and to leave as the points leaders in first and second is pretty cool, too!”
JOHN FORCE, DRIVER OF THE PEAK CHEVROLET CAMARO SS FUNNY CAR:“Winning at New Hampshire is always special. The competition is tough, and these young drivers keep me on my toes. I’m grateful for my team and our partners at PEAK, AAA, Monster Energy and HendrickCars.com, Flav-R-Pac for their support. This win shows that this old man still has some fight left in him. Cornwell Tools and Chevy, of course. We’re not done yet!”
Up Next:The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series next heads to Thunder Valley and Bristol Dragway for the 2024 Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals June 7-9, 2024. Friday qualifying airs at 7 p.m., with Saturday’s qualifying airing Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Sunday’s eliminations broadcast at 7 p.m. ET. All sessions from Bristol Dragway air with NHRA on FOX on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). Coverage streams live throughout the weekend on NHRA.tv, and is available via AppleTV, Android TV, and Roku devices.

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NASCAR CUP SERIES WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACE WAYENJOY ILLINOIS 300 TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE REPORT JUNE 2, 2024
Dillon, Hocevar, Larson Lead Chevrolet to the Finish at World Wide Technology Raceway ·       Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon led Chevrolet to the checkered-flag in the NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway – driving his No. 3 DOW / Rivers for Life Camaro ZL1 to a sixth-place result. 
·       The finish marks Dillon’s first top-10 result in three career NASCAR Cup Series starts at World Wide Technology Raceway. 
·       Returning to the site of his first career NASCAR Cup Series start, Spire Motorsports’ Carson Hocevar piloted his No. 77 Zeigler Auto Group Camaro ZL1 to a season-best eighth-place finish. 
·       The result marked Hocevar’s second top-10 finish this season as the 21-year-old Michigan native competes in his rookie campaign in NASCAR’s top division. 
·       Despite a spin in the closing laps of Stage Two, Kyle Larson and the No. 5 HendrickCars.comCamaro ZL1 team rallied back to a 10th-place finish – giving the Bowtie brand three different Chevrolet organizations represented in the top-10. 
·       Among the six drivers to collect points in both stages of the race included Chase Elliott and the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1 team.
·       The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season continues at Sonoma Raceway with the Toyota / Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. 
TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL TOP-10:  POS.   DRIVER6th      Austin Dillon, No. 3 DOW / Rivers for Life Camaro ZL18th      Carson Hocevar, No. 77 Zeigler Auto Group Camaro ZL110th    Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Camaro ZL1
TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE QUOTES: Austin Dillon, No. 3 DOW / Rivers are Life Camaro ZL1Finished: 6th “Man, just thank you to the good lord above. That was a huge run for this team. I didn’t expect it after practice, but the guys made some great adjustments and our No. 3 DOW / Rivers are Life Chevy, with Ducks Unlimited on the side of the car, was really solid all day long, even in traffic. It was just a solid day for the No. 3 Chevy team that we really needed.”

Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Camaro ZL1Finished: 10th“I’m super proud of this top-10 finish. After the spin, I wasn’t expecting that. The car kind of came to life. The No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevy team did a good job on our strategy. We were on offense there the last 25 laps or so. 
It went as well as it could, given the circumstances. I’ll take it.”

Kyle Busch, No. 8 Rebel Bourbon Camaro ZL1Sideline by damage sustained in an accident in the closing laps of Stage Two. Talk about the contact with Kyle Larson. Finished: 35th “It looked like he (Kyle Larson) got loose down the front straightaway into turn one. He was on older tires and trying to get us for a spot. I’m not sure what that single point would mean for him, but it certainly hurt us a lot. It took that point away, as well as the others that we would get for the stage and then also the rest of the day. It’s very frustrating. We can’t afford days like that. The No. 8 Rebel Bourbon Camaro wasn’t what it was last year, but it was a top-10 car and we were going to finish there. Now we’re not going to finish at all.”
Busch on all the different pit strategies: “We were kind of holding our own. I know (Kyle) Larson was on older tires and caught me from a couple car links back after I got by him. So I would say once we could equal back out on tires, I would say we would probably be top-10.”

Daniel Hemric, No. 31 Poppy Bank Camaro ZL1Finished: 18th “I think we learned a lot collectively as a team today. Our Poppy Bank Chevy struggled early on, but Trent [Owens] kept plugging away and made great changes. We caught a lucky break during stage two, which gave us great track position to start the final stage. I’m proud of how much we improved throughout the day.”

Carson Hocevar, No. 77 Zeigler Auto Group Camaro ZL1Finished: 8th“This No. 77 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy team did a really good job with everything all race long. We had a really slow stop at the beginning of the race with a lug nut coming off. That really put us behind. We knew we had a great Chevy, so we just did everything we could. We played strategy a little bit to make sure we were on the right end of it. We caught the caution right, but then after that, our car was really good. We ran as high of fourth and we were catching third. Our lights were off, so we were a little slow down pit road. That was probably the difference of getting a top-five finish or not. All-in-all, it was just a really good job by this No. 77 team.”  

Dixon, Honda Complete Detroit Weekend Sweep

June 2, 2024 — DETROIT, MI

  • Scott Dixon heads a Honda 1-2-3-4 sweep of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
  • Dixon becomes the first repeat winner of 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES with his 58th career victory, takes Drivers’ Championship lead
  • Honda INDYCAR win follows Acura victory in Saturday’s IMSA sports car race

Scott Dixon again mixed speed with his trademark fuel-saving strategy to head a Honda 1-2-3-4 sweep of today’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The six-time series champion scored his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory of 2024 and claimed the lead in the Drivers’ Championship after six of 17 races.

Pitting on Lap 56 of the 100-lap contest on the streets of downtown Detroit, Dixon took over the lead on Lap 66 and was never headed, for his 58th career win. A late-race charge saw Marcus Ericsson bring his Andretti Global Honda home second.

Using the same strategy as his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Marcus Armstrong finished a career-high third – and ran out of fuel just after taking the checkers. Kyle Kirkwood led a total of 24 laps mid-race and then completed the top-four Honda sweep.

Today’s win also completed a weekend sweep of both major races in Detroit for Honda Racing Corporation USA, as the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti duo of Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor were victorious in the Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event.

Detroit Grand Prix Honda Race Results

1st Scott DixonChip Ganassi Racing Honda
2nd Marcus EricssonAndretti Global Honda
3rd Marcus ArmstrongChip Ganassi Racing Honda
4th Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Global Honda
8th Felix RosenqvistMeyer Shank Racing Honda
11th Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 
13th Pietro Fittipaldi Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 
15th Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
16th Alex PalouChip Ganassi Racing Honda
17th Jack HarveyDale Coyne Racing Honda
18th Tristan VautierDale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda
19th Colton Herta Andretti Global Honda
22nd Linus Lundqvist-R Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
24th Kyffin Simpson-RChip Ganassi Racing Honda
25th Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank Racing Honda

R – Rookie

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship (unofficial, after 6 of 17 rounds)

Honda 482 points
Chevrolet472 points

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Drivers’ Championship Standings (unofficial, after 6 of 17 rounds)

1. Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing 216 points
2. Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing  -18
3. Will Power, Team Penske -31
4. Pato O’Ward, Arrow McLaren-56
5. Alexander Rossi, Arrow McLaren -66
6. Kyle Kirkwwod, Andretti Global  -68

Quotes
Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) race winner, his second win of 2024 and 58th career Indy car victory; takes championship points lead after six of 17 races: “I think I said on the radio about Lap 50 ‘I think we can make it if we stop now’. Obviously, we didn’t get THAT risky, but the team called it perfectly. We were on the right strategy. Everyone on the #9 PNC Bank Honda did a superb job, and it’s always fun to drive my Honda out there. I mean, how cool is that? All the variables made today special: trying to keep out of trouble, keep the car on track, we had rain, and all the cautions. You were just never sure how the race was going to fall. It’s just a great day.”

Marcus Ericsson (#28 Andretti Global Honda) finished second: “Great result for us! We had a really tough Month of May, and this weekend started out tough for us as well with me hitting the wall in practice. We’ve had to dig deep, but I’m really proud of this whole #28 group, they’ve really come together and really the whole Andretti organization. They gave us great cars this weekend. It feels good to be on the podium, it feels great to have a Honda 1-2-3-4. After the month of May, we’ve bounced back and shown great strength here.”

Marcus Armstrong (#11 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) finished third, career-best INDYCAR finish: “I ran out of fuel as we came across the line, so we didn’t leave anything in the tank metaphorically or literally out there. It was a lot of fun. I’m happy with that. Exhausted, but happy! And to be part of a Honda 1-2-3-4, that’s just awesome. Road America is my favorite track here in the states, so I’m really looking forward to that one. We’re just going to make next week a little bit more simple, ideally, and be on the podium again!” 

David Salters (President, Honda Racing Corporation USA) on today’s Detroit Grand Prix: “That was a bit better. A massive thanks to the hard work from all the men and women at HRC. Racing reflects life, you have your good days and your bad days. Trying to understand where you are, and work hard to improve, is basically ‘the secret’. Which means, there is no secret, it’s just getting on top of your current situation. Plainly, our GTP and Indy car HRC associates are excellent at this. Hats off to them for digging deep, and coming back so strong. Thank you all.”

Fast Fact:

  • With today’s 1-4 sweep, Honda has now won eight of the last 11 NTT INDYCAR SERIES events held in the Motor City – including last year’s inaugural run on the new downtown street circuit and six of the final nine events run on a temporary street circuit at Belle Isle Park.

Next
The May-June string of consecutive race weekends continues next week for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, as the championship heads to the National Park of Speed, Road America, for the June 7-9 XPEL Grand Prix in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

KALITTA CLAIMS LONG-AWAITED EPPING VICTORY; SECOND TRIUMPH IN 2024

Toyota extends Top Fuel win streak to eight

EPPING, N.H. (June 2, 2024) – Following his No. 1 qualifier run earlier in the weekend, Doug Kalitta captured his second Wally Trophy of 2024 by defeating Tony Schumacher in Sunday afternoon’s New England Nationals finals. Kalitta’s triumph is the 54th of his legendary career, his first at New England Dragway, and extends Toyota’s Top Fuel win streak to eight. The reigning champion has now won on every track currently on the NHRA tour. With Kalitta making the Top Fuel finals, Toyota has also reached the final round in 30 consecutive NHRA events in either Top Fuel or Funny Car.

Shawn Langdon, one of those defeated by Kalitta on the way to victory, made the semifinals for the fourth time this season. Billy Torrence, along with his son, Steve, both reached the second round.  

In Funny Car, J.R. Todd was the lead GR Supra, making his fourth semifinals of the 2024 season, ultimately defeated by event winner, John Force. His Toyota teammates, Ron Capps and Alexis DeJoria, bowed out in the early rounds on Sunday.

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is right back in action next weekend at Bristol Dragway for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Toyota Post-Race Recap

NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series

NHRA New England Nationals

New England Dragway

Race 7 of 20

TOYOTA TOP FUEL FINISHING POSITIONS 

NameCarFinal ResultRound-by-Round
Doug KalittaMac Tools Toyota Top Fuel DragsterWinnerW (4.254) v. S. Farley (No Time) W (3.841) v. T. Stewart (3.848) W (3.848) v. S. Langdon (3.884) W (3.802) v. T. Schumacher (4.307)
Shawn LangdonKalitta Air Careers Toyota Top Fuel DragsterSemi-finalsW (3.780) v. S. Reed (4.605) W (3.953 – holeshot) v. B. Torrence (3.942) L (3.884) v. D. Kalitta (3.848)
Billy TorrenceCAPCO Contractors Toyota Top Fuel DragsterSecond RoundW (3.793 – holeshot) v. J. Salinas (3.790) L (3.942) v. S. Langdon (3.953 – holeshot)
Steve TorrenceCAPCO Contractors Toyota Top Fuel DragsterSecond RoundW (3.882) v. S. Smith (4.796) L (3.835) v. C. Millican (3.841 – holeshot)
Justin AshleySCAG Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel DragsterFirst RoundL (5.202) v. J. Hart (3.848)
Antron BrownMatco Tools Toyota Top Fuel DragsterFirst RoundL (4.436) v. T. Stewart (3.973)

TOYOTA FUNNY CAR FINISHING POSITIONS 

NameCarFinal ResultRound-by-Round
J.R. ToddDHL Toyota GR Supra Funny CarSemi-finalsW (4.224) v. D. Richards (9.933) W (4.079) v. B. Tasca III (4.325) L (3.994) v. J. Force (4.050)
Ron CappsNAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra Funny CarSecond RoundW (4.045) v. M. Hagan (4.185) L (7.690) v. D. Wilkerson (4.022)
Alexis DeJoriaBandero Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny CarFirst RoundL (4.060) v. C. Green (3.976)

*= Non-Toyota driver

TOYOTA QUOTES

DOUG KALITTA, Mac Tools Toyota Top Fuel Dragster, Kalitta Motorsports

TF Final Result: Winner

How does it feel to sweep the weekend and get this victory at Epping?

“Yeah, no, it’s incredible. We had a tribute to my cousin, Scott, yesterday and this was definitely true to him. Connie (Kalitta, team owner), Alan (Johnson, crew chief), Mac (Savage, assistant crew chief), the whole Mac Tools, Toyota, Revchem team. We’ve been digging hard. I’m just making sure I don’t screw up, up there. They give me such a good car. Awesome weekend and super excited!”  

J.R. TODD, DHL Toyota GR Supra Funny Car, Kalitta Motorsports

FC Final Result: Semi-finals

Can you describe your day and weekend?

“It was a good weekend for the DHL GR Supra team. We qualified well and made it to the semis which means we get to race in the 2Fast2Tasty deal (Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge) at Bristol which is always the goal. We’re still behind those Force (John Force Racing) cars quite a bit so we have some work to do going into Bristol, but at the end of the day, it’s nice to be going rounds and earning points for DHL, Revchem and SealMaster.”

JOSH HART RACES TO QUARTERFINALS AT NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

EPPING, NH (June 2, 2024) — Looking to improve on their first two appearances at the NHRA New England Nationals Josh Hart and the R+L Carriers Top Fuel dragster team rolled into race day at New England Dragway determined and focused. After two days of qualifying, which saw Hart post a quick elapsed time of 3.783 seconds on a hot racetrack on Saturday and land the third year pro No. 11 on the qualifying sheet. Hart’s second run on Saturday was a 3.882 second pass that was one of the quickest of the session giving the multi-time Top Fuel national event winner confidence heading into race day.


 Josh Hart races to quarterfinals at NHRA New England Nationals, photo credit Auto Imagery/Gary Nastase

“When the temperatures went up today, we took advantage of that,” said Hart, on his team’s ability to handle a hotter track. “My crew chief Ron Douglas and the guys did a great job on a tricky track, and we are set up for Sunday. It will be hot again and if we can make runs like that we should be in good shape. This is a great event and I want to thank all the fans that sold out the race today.”
 
Hart and points leader Justin Ashley, the No. 6 qualifier, rolled up for a head-to-head between the two best “leavers” in the Top Fuel category. Hart and Ashley are consistently the two quickest drivers with reaction times and the first round race was a master-class on getting off the starting line. Ashley was off first with a .032 second reaction time and Hart was right there with him at .054. The R+L Carriers Top Fuel dragster stayed glued to the track for a 3.848 second pass, Hart’s quickest of the weekend, and the win.
 
“That was big for our team,” said Hart. “We have been working too hard to not see win lights. We stepped up in the heat and got a win light. Justin is a tough competitor. We have four races in the next five weeks so getting some momentum is a great way to start the month.”
 
In the quarter-finals Hart drew Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver, trying to race into to the semifinals and a berth in the Mission #2Fast#2Tasty Challenge. The duo squared off at the season opening Gatornationals with Hart getting the win in March. Today Hart was first off the starting line with a .048 second reaction time but his 12,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster overpowered the track at the 100-ft mark and Schumacher cruised to the win.
 
“We might have gotten a little aggressive, but this was our best effort at the New England Nationals,” said Hart. “The points are very tight, so getting to the quarterfinals is a nice effort. We will be back on track in Bristol nest weekend so we will learn from this race and get better for the Thunder valley Nationals.”
 
Hart and the R+L Carriers Top Fuel dragster will be on track next Friday for the Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals from Bristol Dragway. The race will be broadcast on FS1.
 
Qualifying Results
Q1: 5.123 sec, 135.40 mph; Qual. 12
Q2: 3.795 sec, 327.98 mph; Qual. 11
Q3: 3.873 sec, 322.96 mph; Qual. 11
Q4: 3.882 sec, 318.09 mph; Qual. 11
Bonus Points: 0
 
Race Results
 
First Round

Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., R+L Carriers dragster, (.054), 3.848 sec, 325.53 mph def.
Justin Ashley, Farmingdale. NY, SCAG dragster (.032), 5.202 sec, 139.30 mph 

Second Round

Tony Schumacher, Austin, Tex., Leatherwood Distillery dragster (.052), 3.880 sec, 323.19 mph def. Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., R+L Carriers dragster, (.048), 8.623 sec, 65.56 mph

Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Point Standings – Top Fuel
1.         Justin Ashley               566
2.         Doug Kalitta                540
3.         Shawn Langdon          534
4.         Steve Torrence           467
5.         Antron Brown             428
6.         Clay Millican               391
7.         Billy Torrence              390
8.         Tony Schumacher       359
9.         Tony Stewart              345
10.       Brittany Force             302
11.       Josh Hart                    279
12.       Shawn Reed                268
13.       Jasmine Salinas           207
14.       Dan Mercier                128
15.       Terry Totten               123
 

BUDDY HULL LOOKING AHEAD TO BUSY RACE STRETCH

EPPING, N.H. (June 2, 2024) — The NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway kicked off an exciting stretch of summer drag racing for Funny Car driver Buddy Hull, driver for Jim Dunn Racing. Epping is the first in a five-week-long period that includes four NHRA national events. This first race was an opportunity for the team to work out some bugs for the rest of the summer stint.


 Buddy Hull blazes down New England Dragway at NHRA New England Nationals, photo credit NHRA/National Dragster

“This five weekend-four race stretch is the perfect incubator for improvement. It gives us zero time to get rusty,” said Hull, who has competed in both Top Fuel and Funny Car. “When you’re only able to take two or three days off, before you have to go right back to it, it creates a pattern. It creates a rhythm, it creates a groove. I think it’s safe to say that the racetracks we have ran on this year have inherently been more challenging than what we’ve seen in the past few years. We’ve had some interesting scenarios. This track, for example, is one that offers a different set of challenges, such as narrow lanes and grooves that are hard to see. But these next few races, we have some really good racetracks, and we’re getting into the heat of the summer, which is the great equalizer, especially for cars like ours that don’t necessarily make the kind of power like the John Force’s and Bob Tasca III’s. That consistency that we’re about to get into is really going to set us on the right path. We’re just going to keep plugging away, and you better believe that we’re going to start getting some round wins under our belts. I guarantee it.”
 
Hull entered race day in the No. 15 position, with his strongest qualifying effort occurring on Saturday during Q3, with a 4.466 second, 203.55 mph pass. The first round on Sunday was a repeat of the recent Route 66 Nationals first round matchup between him and legend John Force.
 
“For two races in a row now, I have left the starting line before John Force, and on both occasions, he has unfortunately gotten to the finish line before me,” said Hull. “It’s just a matter of time before it goes the other way for us, and we’re the ones who finish first. There’s nobody I want to beat more than John Force. And it’s not because I don’t like John, it’s actually the opposite. I want to beat him really bad because I like him a lot. Greatness inspires greatness.”
 
Despite the tough loss, Hull still has an optimistic look on the weekend and the season ahead.
 
“Every single time we’ve come out, we’ve learned something,” said Hull. “We’ve made some errors, but they have all been so minor in the grand scheme of things. We’re learning, and it seems like the first round of every race is when I’m able to do my best work at the starting line. Regardless of who I’m running, I tend to step up on race day and do my job. We’re coming a long way as a team, and we have a really good group of people. I think that’s important to mention. Everyone is doing their job. We have incredible supporters, like Blaze Exhaust Probes. And I think before you know it, we’re going to be winning some rounds.”
 
Hull and the Jim Dunn Racing team will be back in competition next weekend at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee on June 7-9 at Bristol Dragway. There will be two qualifying sessions on Friday, June 7 and two qualifying sessions on Saturday, June 8. For tickets or more information on the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals visit nhra.com.
 
Qualifying Results
Q1: 7.443 sec, 89.82 mph; Qual. 11
Q2: Crossed the centerline; Qual. 14
Q3: 4.466 sec, 203.55 mph; Qual. 14
Q4: No run; Qual. 15
Bonus Points: 0
 
Race Results
 
First Round
John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS, (.108), 3.967, 320.58 mph def. Buddy Hull, Dallas, Tex., Blaze Exhaust Probes Dodge Charger, (.098), 4.495, 210.11 mph
 
Mission Foods Drag Racing Series – Funny Car Point Standings
 
1.         Austin Prock                580
2.         John Force                  558
3.         Matt Hagan                 512
4.         J.R. Todd                     502
5.         Bob Tasca III                455
6.         Dan Wilkerson             389
7.         Ron Capps                   360
8.         Alexis DeJoria             339
9.         Chad Green                 317
10.       Blake Alexander          295
11.       Paul Lee                       272
12.       Cruz Pedregon             252
13.       Buddy Hull                  186
14.       Dave Richards             180
15.       Bobby Bode                140
 

Brandon Foster Makes Most of New England Nationals

EPPING, NH (June 2, 2024) — For rookie of the year contender Brandon Foster every race is a chance to get better and make a statement. This weekend at the NHRA New England Nationals Foster and the Aqua Prop backed Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock racecar took advantage of some tricky track conditions to continue to improve with their KB Titan Racing powered Camaro. After two days of qualifying, which Foster cut short by one round to attend to business interests in his home state of Oklahoma, the Aqua Prop Camaro was the 14th quickest Pro Stocker on the property.


 Brandon Foster executes burnout at New England Nationals, photo credit Brandon Foster Racing

“I had to stay in Oklahoma Friday morning, but we got to the track just in time for Q2,” said Foster. “Racing is my passion, but I sometimes have to take care of business to be able to race. I want to thank my crew guys for having everything ready for me and we came out and made a solid run. That’s 5.583 second pass gave us something to build on. I haven’t been in the car for a while, but it all came right back to me.”
 
Foster who was making his fifth start of his rookie season but only his third national event in the traditional side by side racing format.  The Aqua Prop Camaro competed admirably in the two four-wide nationals but skipped the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 Nationals two weeks ago.
 
“Every new driver needs seat time and I am no different,” said Foster. “I am comfortable in the race car, but I just need to make passes. It was cool to race at New England Dragway for the first time. The crowd was amazing on Saturday and today for the race. Pulling our race car through the crowd of thousands of fans was pretty cool.”
 
In the opening round Foster drew KB Titan Racing teammate Dallas Glenn, who yesterday won the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, in a No. 14 versus No. 3 match-up. Both cars have equal powerplants and it was a showcase race for two of the newest drivers in Pro Stock. Glenn on the jump off the starting line and Foster was not able to make up the difference. Foster’s time of 6.603 seconds was just a little slower than his best qualifying time and not enough to get to the finish line in front of Glenn’s quicker 6.569 second run.
 
“Dallas was rookie of the year a few years ago so he is a great competitor,” said Foster. “You want to get better racing against quality opponents. I think this weekend we made some improvements as a team and we will be right back at it in a few days in Bristol. I am really excited about that since we will be able to get right back into the groove.”
 
Foster and the Aqua Prop Camaro will be on track Friday for two qualifying runs to start the Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals from Bristol Dragway. Saturday will feature two more qualifying runs as Foster tries to ensure he is one of the 16 quickest Pro Stock cars racing for the iconic Wally on race day on Sunday, June 9.
 
Qualifying Results
Q1: DNR
Q2: 6.582 sec, 209.82 mph; Qual. 14
Q3: 16.464 sec, 49.63; Qual. 14
Q4: 6.596 sec, 208.55 mph; Qual. 14
Bonus Points: 0
 
Race Results
 
First Round

Dallas Glenn, Mooresville, NC, RAD Torque Camaro, (.047), 6.569 sec, 209.92 def. 
Brandon Foster, Owasso, Okla., Aqua Prop Camaro, (.195), 6.603 sec, 209.10 mph 
Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Ten – Pro Stock

1.         Dallas Glenn               619
2.         Erica Enders                575
3.         Greg Anderson           569
4.         Jeg Coughlin Jr.           449
5.         Aaron Stanfield          430
6.         Jerry Tucker                401
7.         Troy Coughlin Jr          387
8.         Cristian Cuadra           334
9.         Brandon Foster          265
10.       David Cuadra              254

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CHEVROLET IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX DETROIT, MICHIGAN TEAM CHEVY RACE REPORT JUNE 2, 2024 ALEXANDER ROSSI LEADS TEAM CHEVY WITH A FIFTH-PLACE FINISH AT THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX Alexander Rossi, driver of the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, finished fifth in Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, the highest Team Chevy finisher after a chaotic 100-lap event.Five drivers representing the Bowtie brand finished in the top-10 at Sunday’s checkered flag on the streets of downtown Detroit, Michigan, including Rossi, Will Power of Team Penske (sixth), Pato O’Ward of Arrow McLaren (seventh), Santino Ferrucci of AJ Foyt Racing (ninth), and Théo Pourchaire of Arrow McLaren (10th).All three Arrow McLaren Chevrolets finished in the top-10.Power, driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet, leaves Detroit 31 points behind the leader in third of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Championship points standings.Race day started with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES warming up on the streets of Detroit, with Josef Newgarden and the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet topping the leaderboard with his fastest lap of 1:02.0463.The NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Team Chevy next head north to Road America in the heart of Wisconsin for the seventh round of the season. The XPEL Grand Prix at Road America takes the green flag live Sunday on NBC at 3:30 p.m. Additional coverage is available through Peacock, INDYCAR Radio, and SiriusXM Channel 218 all weekend long. TEAM CHEVY RACE RESULT:Pos.   Driver5th     Alexander Rossi6th     Will Power7th     Pato O’Ward9th     Santino Ferrucci10th   Théo Pourchaire
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING (QUOTES):Santino Ferrucci, No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing:“First off, really want to apologize to Helio (Castroneves). That’s one of my closest friends in racing and we blatantly got into the back of him and ruined his day for all of those guys, so I’m sorry for that. For us, hell of a rebound getting wrecked at the start, to a stop and go penalty, back to last twice, the rain. I mean, helluva strategy on the stand from the boys to put us back into ninth. I’m just really proud of this Sexton Properties Chevrolet team. It was a solid race day considering all of the emotions of this weekend, and can’t wait to get on to Road America.” Sting Ray Robb, No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing:“Wow! That was a crazy race! I don’t know if you could ask for more craziness in one event. We went to the front, to the back, to the front, to the back. Unfortunately, our race was hampered by not necessarily a miss-call, but a hindsight call. We should have stayed out when it rained. Then we had contact with the wall with a little help from another car didn’t help us. I couldn’t get it restarted fast enough to get back on the lead lap. So, if we had done that, we would have finished top-12/top-10. Look where our teammate was, we weren’t far behind. So, it’s really unfortunate about what could have been, but I’m really proud of the pace we had, and we had really good pit stops. I’m really looking forward to Road America in the Goodheart.vet Chevrolet.” Pato O’Ward, No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet:“Survival was the name of the game today. We had to nurse the car home ever since Lap 1 where we had a lot of damage. Considering the fact that we were a bit handcuffed in terms of performance, I think it was a really strong day for us and the Arrow McLaren Chevrolet team. I have to say I’m pretty happy with seventh place.” Théo Pourchaire, No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet:“Today was the first top-10 finish in my NTT INDYCAR SERIES career. It’s not a bad result, but I am frustrated because I think I could have competed for a win or a podium. I was right there on pace, or even quicker, than the No. 9 through the first part of the race. Then, we were not lucky with the strategy and I made a mistake on a restart. I am sure that we will bounce back in Road America. The first podium and the first win is close to me and the No. 6 onsemi Arrow McLaren Chevrolet crew. We will do an even better job next week.” Alexander Rossi, No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet:“It’s been a really hard weekend, so there’s a lot of relief from that one because it’s been really hard so far. The team did an amazing job with the strategy. We made some strong changes overnight and were able to weather everything. I think we had good pace as well as good strategy. I’m just thankful for being able to bounce back and everyone sticking with it this weekend.” Christian Rasmussen, No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet:“We were caught out by an unforeseen engine issue. It is unfortunate because we were sitting pretty good, and I felt like I had a good racecar. We were in a good spot, so it’s hard when these things happen. It’s part of racing, but it’s extra frustrating when it hits on a good day.” Rinus VeeKay, No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet:“Long race, tough race. We made the right decision on tires when it started kind of raining, so that was a good call. We stayed out of all of the drama until someone inserted us into the drama. That was disappointing because it put us to the back in all of the chaos. We stayed out of it the best we could, but I couldn’t really move forward because of the damage to the car. I had to just hold on to it and that was all I could do. Great work by the team to give me a good car, wish we could have had more than P14 to show for it and have a higher result for Team Chevy.” Romain Grosjean, No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet:“We had a fast car, second fastest lap of the race and got wrecked. Not much we can do.” Agustin Canapino, No. 78 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet:“We finished P12 after a very, very tricky race, honestly. We did a really good job. I was P10 since the beginning of the race. We were P3 before the rain, but after that, everything happened. Unfortunately, I received a pretty big hit from (Théo) Pourchaire and my car was destroyed. The good thing was is we finished the race in a good situation despite the problem with the hit. We are happy. We had a strong weekend in practice. The qualifying not bad. We had a good race. P12 is a good result for us. Now, we are looking forward to Road America.” Josef Newgarden, No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet:“It is crazy how races in this series can turn on a dime. We were in a great position to capitalize on some of the drama going on around us to possibly win today. Unfortunately, Scott (McLaughlin) had his incident just before halfway and that helped us into second before we hit pit road. That’s kind of where our day went south when the fuel probe valve wouldn’t open initially, costing us a ton of track position. After restarting 19th, it just seemed our day went downhill. Definitely a wild afternoon for not just the Astemo Chevrolet team but for most of the field.” Will Power, No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet:“That’s a good day. It was very tough, really. All sorts of stuff going on. Felt like Nashville. That’s, I mean, you’ve got everything in there. Rain, everything. Happy to get back to sixth, and go from there, and see what we could do. That is a good points day, man. I knew when it was that sort of race, (Scott) Dixon was going to win it somehow. We just wanted to salvage something.”

SANDERS POCKETS BIG DAVE BRADWAY JR. MEMORIAL PAYDAY IN NARC SPRINT CAR THRILLER!

(6/1/24 – Ben Deatherage) Placerville, California … Justin Sanders won a NARC sprint car thriller and a $5,500 payday with an exciting performance in the 40-lap Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville Speedway. He made a late move to get past race leader Shane Golobic to secure the impressive victory aboard the Mittry Motorsports-fielded Farmer’s Brewing Company #2X KPC.Beacon Wealth Strategies Trophy Dash winner D.J. Netto set the standard once the initial green flag but had to deal with several restarts due to several stoppages in the early laps. NARC rookie driver Gauge Garcia drove like a seasoned veteran and began to pressure Netto for the point and passed the leader on the eighth trip past the flag stand.Garcia, piloting the Keller Motorsports Monarch Ford XXX sprinter, established a commanding lead over the rest of the competition as Netto had his hands full with ARP Fast Timer Andy Forsberg in his Pacific Highway Rentals #92 Maxim. After a caution on the 22nd circuit, Golobic, driving the NOS Energy Drink #17W, played cat and mouse with the leader, eventually riding the cushion past the low-groove riding Garcia to take the point on lap 26.Garcia did not go away quietly and kept Golobic honest. The script was flipped in the final 10-laps when the fifth-starting Sanders emerged as a late race contender. A lap 34 restart witnessed Sanders propel his car into the runner-up spot and get around Garcia, before performing a banzai move in the final set of turns to procure the lead at the wire on the 35th trip around the quarter-mile clay oval. Golobic returned the favor a lap later to retake the lead.A red flag incident with only two-laps remaining set the stage for a green-white-checkered showdown. On the restart, Sanders would again throw caution to the wind and got around Golobic with a daring maneuver out of turn four as they raced toward the white flag. It proved to be the winning move as Sanders collected his third career Placerville NARC win and his 17th series victory.”That was some hard racing,” stated an elated Sanders in victory lane. “I thought when I passed (Shane) and then ran the top and got over the curb that it was over. When I saw him go to the top of three and four, that really surprised me, and I figured he would throw a blocking line on me, and that would have won him the race. Me and Shane have raced really hard for fifteen years now and he’s the guy I always look for on the scoreboard.”Unfortunately, Golobic would jump the cushion on the final lap which allowed for a shake-up in the top five finishing order, with Garcia grabbing second.”One thing about these guys like Justin and Shane is they have this place down,” commented an incredibly happy runner-up Garcia after his NARC career best finish. “I can’t thank this team enough, and it’s super great to see all this stuff paying off, and we’re starting to put results together.”Two-time NARC champion Dominic Scelzi had an incredible run in the Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim, earning Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors with a methodical 17th-to-third run.Colby Copeland made a cameo appearance in the Clark Family entry and finished fourth in the CCI Electrical #12T Helix. Netto wrapped up the top five finishers.Golobic would end up sixth, while Michael Faccinto passed 14 cars to finish seventh for the Friends & Family Racing team.  Dylan Bloomfield, Kaleb Montgomery, and Justyn Cox rounded out the top ten.Garcia, Golobic, Sanders, and rookie Dominic Gorden were victorious in the program’s four heat races.  Michael Faccinto scored the triumph in the Starr Property Management B-Feature.Gorden and Bud Kaeding got upside down in the main event but were uninjured.HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (40 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [5]; 2. 2K-Gauge Garcia [2]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [17]; 4. 12T-Colby Copeland [9]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 7. X1-Michael Faccinto [21]; 8. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [10]; 9. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [15]; 10. 42X-Justyn Cox [18]; 11. 21-Cole Macedo [24]; 12. 21S-Shane Hopkins [23]; 13. 121-Caeden Steele [20]; 14. 2XM-Max Mittry [12]; 15. 26-Billy Aton [22]; 16. 02-Austin Torgerson [16]; 17. 29-Bud Kaeding [3]; 18. 92-Andy Forsberg [8]; 19. 7B-Sean Becker [4]; 20. 54X-Ryan Bernal [14]; 21. 10-Dominic Gorden [7]; 22. 83T-Tanner Carrick [11]; 23. 45-Jake Morgan [13]; 24. 93-Stephen Ingraham [19]METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: D.J. Netto 1-7; Gauge Garcia 8-25; Shane Golobic 26-34, 36-37; Justin Sanders 35, 39-40WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Dominic Scelzi +14 (17th to 3rd)STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT B-FEATURE (12 LAPS): 1. X1-Michael Faccinto [2]; 2. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 3. 21S-Shane Hopkins [6]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 5. 15-Nick Parker [1]; 6. 15S-Michael Sellers [9]; 7. 12J-John Clark [12]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [8]; 9. 12-Jarrett Soares [4]; 10. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [13]; 11. 551-Angelique Bell [10]; 12. 75-Bill Smith [11]; 13. DNS 77-Ryan LippincottBROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 2K-Gauge Garcia [3]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg [4]; 3. 2XM-Max Mittry [2]; 4. 02-Austin Torgerson [6]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 77-Ryan Lippincott [7]; 7. 15S-Michael Sellers [9]; 8. 551-Angelique Bell [8]; 9. (DNF) 15-Nick Parker [1]KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 2. 12T-Colby Copeland [2]; 3. 7B-Sean Becker [4]; 4. 54X-Ryan Bernal [3]; 5. 121-Caeden Steele [6]; 6. 12-Jarrett Soares [5]; 7. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 8. 75-Bill Smith [8]SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 10-Dominic Gorden [1]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [2]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [4]; 4. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [3]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [5]; 6. 21-Cole Macedo [6]; 7. 21S-Shane Hopkins [7]; 8. 12J-John Clark [8]WINTERS PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (8 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick [5]; 3. 45-Jake Morgan [1]; 4. 29-Bud Kaeding [4]; 5. 93-Stephen Ingraham [6]; 6. X1-Michael Faccinto [3]; 7. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [7]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [8]BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 2. 2K-Gauge Garcia [2]; 3. 29-Bud Kaeding [4]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker [3]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders [6]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 7. 10-Dominic Gorden [5]; 8. 92-Andy Forsberg [8]ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Andy Forsberg, 10.719 (33 Cars)

hafertepe Jr. Wins Battle of Attrition at Dodge City

Hafertepe Jr. Wins Battle of Attrition at Dodge City DODGE CITY, KS (June 1, 2024) – In the midst of a race with challenging elements aplenty, Sam Hafertepe Jr. would not be denied, as he collected his first American Sprint Car Series National Tour win of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park Saturday night.

The win was the 66th of Hafertepe’s illustrious National Tour career, but it was also his first Podium finish of 2024 with the Series.

“We show up every night to win, and obviously we haven’t been coming close to doing that,” Hafertepe said. “Every night we’ve been ending up with some damage on the racecar, this happens to us or that happens to us. Can’t feel sorry for yourself, just got to race one race at a time and the wins will come.”

After starting on the pole following his second Dash victory in as many nights, Matt Covington led the opening seven circuits until the first pause in the action. Bryan Gossel spun on the exit of Turn 4 and kept going, but knocked a cone onto the racing surface which forced officials to throw a caution for debris.

When the race resumed, Covington began building a lead once more, but his night fell apart seven laps after the restart. In his attempt to lap Gossel, Covington collided with the rear end of the No. 6G, damaging his front axle beyond repair and ending his night.

Covington’s misfortune handed the lead to Hafertepe, who closely trailed Covington for much of the first half of the race.

After Bryant Wiedeman’s flip just one lap later, Hafertepe waged war with Jason Martin for the top spot in the late stages. Both drivers made several slip-ups on the tricky track surface, allowing their opponent to sneak through before having a mishap of their own.

“Got into lap traffic there, it was really hard to pass,” Hafertepe said. “Guys were plugging up the middle, the bottom, the top. There really wasn’t anywhere to go, because the first guy that caught the lap car was kind of screwed, and then the second guy had the better opportunity.”

The pace slowed with just five laps to go due to a wild ride for Jeremy Campbell, with Hafertepe in the lead at the time of the caution. Hafertepe was able to pull off an error-free restart and cruised away for his first win of 2024 on the National Tour.

“Lap traffic was so treacherous, but on a clean racetrack we had the best car all night long,” Hafertepe said. “I was really proud about our speed, we took a lot of good things away from that.”

While Martin’s wealth of Sprint Car experience gave him an advantage over the field in navigating the narrow racing groove, it wasn’t enough to keep the No. 15H behind him.

“I made a couple mistakes and let Sam get back by me,” Martin said. “It’s just what won him the race and lost me the race.”

While he did not have the pace to challenge the leaders, Hank Davis completed his first weekend with TwoC Racing with his second-career Podium finish with the Series.

“Super proud of this team,” Davis said. “Just shows you how good this team is. Wayne [Johnson]’s got his stuff figured out, and these guys work really well. Todd Carlile at TwoC Racing, man, he’s got everything we need. It’s really up to us now.”

Jordon Mallett brought home a fourth-place finish as a substitute for the injured Brandon Anderson in the No. 55B car, while Landon Britt rounded out the top five to collect his best finish of 2024 on the National Tour.

The night’s Hard Charger Award went to Texas native Michael Day, who drove from 22nd to 13th in his third Series start at Dodge City.

A sixth-place run for Seth Bergman was enough for him to hold onto a 57-point lead over Martin. Seventh-place runner Andrew Deal (-74) sits third, with Hafertepe (-76) and Covington (-97) completing the top five.

UP NEXT: The National Tour will get ready for the long-awaited return of ASCS Speedweek, which begins Tuesday, June 11 at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Arkansas. Tickets will be available at the gate on race day, while DIRTVision will provide live coverage of all the night’s racing action.Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 2. 36-Jason Martin[4]; 3. 2C-Hank Davis[3]; 4. 55B-Jordon Mallett[5]; 5. 10-Landon Britt[8]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 7. 15D-Andrew Deal[11]; 8. 2-Brekton Crouch[2]; 9. 88J-Jeremy Huish[17]; 10. 2J-Zach Blurton[14]; 11. 91X-Jeff Stasa[13]; 12. 45X-Kyler Johnson[15]; 13. 91-Michael Day[22]; 14. 16G-Austyn Gossel[20]; 15. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[9]; 16. 938-Bradley Fezard[18]; 17. 88-Terry Easum[21]; 18. 11K-Tyler Knight[19]; 19. 1X-Bryant Wiedeman[12]; 20. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 21. 6G-Bryan Gossel[10]; 22. 0-Steven Richardson[16]; 23. 88K-Jordan Knight[23]; 24. (DNS) 88R-Ryder Laplante; 25. (DNS) 57P-Peter Walker; 26. (DNS) 6-Kaden Taylor 

JOHN FORCE WINS FIRST #2FAST2TASTY CHALLENGE OF 2024

Hole Shot Win Over Alexander Seals Victory in Prelude to 11th New England Nationals
EPPING, N.H. (June 1, 2024) – In an age-defying performance at the wheel of his PEAK Antifreeze and Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS, John Force beat Daniel Wilkerson and Blake Alexander Saturday, the latter on a final round hole shot, to win the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, a prelude to Sunday’s 11th New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
“I love racing these kids,” Force said of the win. “They make me get out of bed every day and get mental. GHX and Off-Road Campers, AAA, Frank Tiegs (Flav-R-Pac), Rick Hendrick (HendrickCars.com) and Tom Hurvis (founder of Old World Industries and PEAK), I love those people and all that they’ve done (and) I want to tell all you guys this old man still looks like he’s got a life. It ain’t over yet.”
It was Force’s second win in the unique “race within a race”, and first of 2024, which made its series debut a year ago. In essence, the 2Fast2Tasty Challenge is a do-over for the semifinalists from the most recent tour event with cash and Countdown bonus points to the winner.
In his previous five appearances in the Challenge, Force had only won once (Indianapolis 2023). He was runner-up earlier this year at Phoenix, as he was last year at Bristol, Tenn.
Driving a car prepared by son-in-law Daniel Hood and a PEAK crew led by Chris Cunningham and Tim Fabrisi, Force first dispatched Wilkerson, just as he did two weeks earlier at the Gerber Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK in Chicago. The sport’s all-time biggest winner negotiated a 127-degree racetrack in 4.133 seconds at 281.36 miles per hour while Wilkerson slowed to 6.676 at less than 100 mph after his car lost traction.  
In the final, the Hall of Famer used all of the experience gleaned in a 48-year pro career to make a slower 4.048 second elapsed time the winner against Alexander’s quicker 3.994. Force’s .023 reaction time gave him a .056 of a second starting line advantage that Alexander could not overcome. The final margin was a scant .002 of a second for the PEAK Camaro.
“I know Jim Head (owner and tuner of Alexander’s car),” Force said. “He’s tricky. He’ll go down any kind of racetrack. Alexander can drive and they can all leave on me. Don’t believe (the numbers). I rolled in deep because I tried to get a few inches on him and evidently it helped me get (the win). Jim Head ran good (as) he always does (and) I really like his driver; he’s got a big future out here. But, at the end of the day, we got the win and I get to eat Mission tortillas tonight. Mission Foods. I drove a truck a 100 years ago, back in L.A., and I hauled their stuff when people didn’t hardly know who they were.”Force, winner of a record 156 NHRA tour events and 16 series championships, will try to double-up Sunday when he starts from the No. 2 qualifying position in the New England Nationals event he won in 2015 and 2021 and in which he has been runner-up on two other occasions.

AT 11th NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS, QUALIFYING EASY AS 1-2-3

 Prock and Force Quickest in Funny Car; Brittany Grabs No. 3 Slot in Top Fuel
EPPING, N.H. (June 1, 2024) – Substantially warmer track temperatures denied Austin Prock the opportunity to improve on a sensational Friday night qualifying performance, but it didn’t prevent the Funny Car rookie from putting a John Force Racing Chevrolet in the number one qualifier position for Sunday’s 11th NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Driving an Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS prepared by his dad, four-time World Championship-winning crew chief Jimmy Prock, the 28-year-old not only will race Sunday from the No. 1 qualifying position for the fifth time in seven races, he will do so from atop the driver standings after reclaiming the lead from Matt Hagan.
Eight qualifying bonus points plus the standard eight points that accrue to the No. 1 qualifier pushed the third generation drag racer back into the lead by eight points. He will race journeyman Mike Smith in Sunday’s first round. 
“Five out of seven, that’s pretty unreal,” Prock said, “but I’m looking forward to tomorrow. We really want to get the job done for AAA, but to be No. 1 qualifier in these colors is a really good feeling. We struggled in Pomona (the last time the car was in the AAA livery) and I’m glad we could turn it around (here). They’ve been a long-time partner of ours and we’re happy to do them well (along with) HendrickCars.com, GHX, ORC, Monster, PEAK, Cornwell Tools and all of our other supporters.”
After stopping the timers in 3.837 seconds at 336.23 miles per hour on Friday, just shy of the track records set seven years ago by JFR president Robert Hight, Prock was quickest among all Funny Car drivers again on Saturday albeit at a much slower 3.973 seconds. Hight, a three-time World Champion, set the track records of 3.822 seconds, 336.74 mph on June 3, 2017.
It actually will be a 1-2-3 start for JFR on Sunday. Team founder John Force and his PEAK Antifreeze and Coolant Camaro team, winners Saturday of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, earned the No. 2 starting position in the Funny Car field with a best of 3.865 seconds and a resurgent Brittany Force grabbed the No. 3 spot in Top Fuel, moving from 10th to ninth in points, after wrestling her Monster Energy Top Fuel Chevy into the No. 3 qualifying position with a time of 3.715 seconds and a track record finish line speed of 335.57 mph. That speed broke the record she established in 2022.
“We go into race day from the No. 3 spot after a pretty consistent two days of qualifying, she said. “This Monster Energy team reset the track record last night and we are pumped (about that). We feel like we are in a good position after the improvements we’ve made throughout the weekend. Excited for race day tomorrow.”
A two-time Top Fuel World Champion and the only woman other than Shirley Muldowney to have beaten the boys in drag racing’s signature category, Brittany will begin her bid for a second New England Nationals title against eight-time series champion Tony Schumacher.
As for her dad, he’ll face Buddy Hull in Sunday’s first round in a PEAK Chevy that has been almost as good as the “Prock Rocket.”
“It’s a good hot rod,” crew chief Daniel Hood said of the car. “Our boys are doing a helluva a job of putting it together and he’s doing good driving.”

WTRAndretti, Acura Win in Detroit

June 1, 2024 — DETROIT, MI

  • Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque win the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, Acura’s second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win of 2024
  • #10 Acura ARX-06 duo takes command, then leads final third of 100-minute contest
  • Louis Deletraz and Jordan Taylor bring their #40 WTRAndretti Acura home fourth

With a deft move under braking for the tight Turn 3 hairpin, Ricky Taylor claimed the lead of today’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, then went on to claim victory with starting co-driver Filipe Albuquerque today on the streets of Detroit, Michigan.

Starting fourth, Albuquerque quickly moved the #10 car up to second with a bold pass up the inside on the opening lap. The team’s single pit stop was for fuel and driver change only, with Taylor taking over driving duties. He then stalked race leader Mathieu Jaminet for several laps and, with less than 26 minutes remaining, moved to the inside and successfully out-braked his rival.

Once in front, Taylor continued to hold off the GTP field, despite a pair of late-race caution flag restarts, to claim the victory by just over 1.1 seconds at the checkers.

The win is the first of the year for the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti duo, and the second of the year for Acura. Their WTRAndretti teammates, Louis Deletraz and Jordan Taylor, took their #40 Acura to victory at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March, and finished fourth today.

The third driver in the winning #40 Acura at Sebring, Colton Herta, qualified on the pole for Sunday’s Indy car contest, completing a sweep of today’s activities in Detroit for Honda Racing Corporation USA [HRC US].

Detroit Grand Prix Acura Race Results

  • Finished 1st – #10 Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor; WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06
  • Finished 5th – #40 Louis Deletraz and Jordan Taylor; WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06

Quotes
Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Acura ARX-06) Race winner: “We didn’t know what to expect, this is such a challenging course. HRC has worked so hard with everyone at WTRAndretti, everyone has just worked so incredibly hard. It’s been over a year [since the last win for the #10] and we’re not used to that. Until now, I hadn’t won a race since I’ve been married [last year]! But today, Filipe got an unbelievable start. Track position is so important here, and that start by Filipe [from fourth to second] put us in position to win the race. We used the one set of tires for the whole race, so thanks Michelin, the guys nailed the pit stop, and the driver change was flawless. I’m just so happy and so proud of the team. This is an awesome day.”

Filipe Albuquerque (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Acura ARX-06) Race winner: “It’s been hard for us. There were many races we could’ve won, but didn’t. Today was a big fight from P4 [on the starting grid], but we did an amazing race. Ricky unstoppable this weekend, he had amazing pace all the time, and he just proved that with his amazing stint and overtake [for the lead]. He had to deal with so many cautions, so many restarts, and all these walls, he was perfect. We are the House of Acura, and we came here, to the House of Cadillac, and we won. I couldn’t be more proud of that.”

Lee Niffenegger (IMSA program manager, HRC US) on today’s win in Detroit: “This is a fantastic result by Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti and HRC. The weekend demonstrated a constant progression in performance from everyone involved throughout the event. In the race, we enjoyed perfect execution right from the green flag to the checkered. Congratulations to everyone at HRC and WTRAndretti on a job well done.”

Fast Facts

  • This is Acura’s fifth win in Detroit, and the first in IMSA’s inaugural run on the downtown streets. The series previously race at Belle Isle Park, where Acura Motorsports recorded four victories, including the 2019 event, won by Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya aboard their Acura ARX-05 prototype; consecutive GTD triumphs for the Acura NSX GT3 in 2017-18; and another overall win for the Acura ARX-01b prototype in 2008.
  • The production-based GTD class does not race at Detroit. The Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 of Tatiana Calderon, Stevan McAleer and Sheena Monk will return to IMSA competition at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, June 21-23 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in upstate New York.

Next
The 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next travels to upstate New York for the third endurance round on the schedule, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, June 23 at the historic Waktins Glen International Raceway.

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CORVETTE RACING AT DETROIT: Bid for Home Win Comes up Short DETROIT

(June 1, 2024) – Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports and its two Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.Rs were dealt cruel hands Saturday as the program’s effort to post a victory on the streets of downtown Detroit came up short.
The No. 3 and No. 4 Corvettes finished 10th and ninth, respectively, in the GTD PRO class of the Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It brought an end to what had been a fantastic weekend with the Corvettes returning to race in Detroit – and for the first time on the city’s downtown street circuit.
Tommy Milner and Nicky Catsburg in the No. 4 Corvette led the Z06 GT3.R effort, followed by class pole-sitter Antonio Garcia and Alexander Sims. The pair of yellow Corvettes began the race first and second in class with hopes of finishing that way for the Z06 GT3.R’s first win in IMSA.
Disaster struck first and at the start for the No. 3 Corvette. Garcia had to pit at the end of the first lap with an alternator problem. By the time he rejoined the race, he and Sims were well down the order and treated the rest of the race as an extended test session for the first-year Corvette.
That moved Milner to the class lead. He quickly opened a lead of more than two seconds in the opening 20 minutes and set the fastest GTD PRO race lap along the way. He made the No. 4 team’s only pit stop with a little more than hour to go and handed over to Catsburg, who rejoined after taking just fuel but under a full-course caution period.
On the restart, Catsburg was spun from the lead at the end of the Detroit circuit’s long backstretch. The Corvette suffered damage to the front-left corner but was able to continue to the end of the race.
The next IMSA event for the Corvette Z06 GT3.R is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, June 23.
CORVETTE RACING BY PRATT MILLER MOTORSPORTS POST-EVENT DRIVER QUOTESANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 GT3.R: “Not the day we wanted. The most difficult part of the race was the start with all the GTPs and GTD PROs together. But we got through it 1-2 which is what we wanted. To me that was 50 percent of the race. But then to be called into the pits, I couldn’t believe it. A very tough and cruel day for us.”
ALEXANDER SIMS, NO. 3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 GT3.R: “These are never going to be easy events, but it seemed like in practice and qualifying that we were going to have a nice, sensible race at the front of the field. Not long after the start, it became obvious that this wasn’t going to be the case on our car. It was a huge disappointment and tough. Everyone is working hard but we can always find ways to get better.”
TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 GT3.R: “We can look at the weekend as a whole and be proud of what we showed and how good these Corvettes are. Obviously in the race you have a wildcard, especially on a street track where we are put in situations that encourage those kinds of accidents. Unfortunately we were on the wrong end of it. Every single one of the people on this team can hold their heads high for what we achieved this weekend. We showed the car is very fast, and it was really impressive how good it was on the streets here. We were just unlucky in the race.”
NICKY CATSBURG, NO. 4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 GT3.R: “I would say that we didn’t get the result we deserved. But we also have to look at ourselves and be better. In my case, I guess I should have known that the 14 was going to send it the way he did and should have anticipated it. Some other issues we had in regards to tire pressure could have been avoided as well. I think we deserved more. We had a fast car. I feel like we deserved to come away with an awesome result in our home race. It didn’t work, but it never really helps to blame everyone and everything around you. We can look in the mirror and try to be better next time.”

Cadillac Racing at Detroit: Hard-fought podium

Bourdais, van der Zande place third in No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R in sprint race
DETROIT (June 1, 2024) – Cadillac scored its fifth podium in as many IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races with third place in the Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic.
With the home crowd cheering on the gold No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R and red No. 31 Whelen Cadillac V-Series.R throughout the 100-minute race, crucial points were scored by both teams in the season-long Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) championship.
Sebastien Bourdais, who qualified third in the No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R, pitted for fuel with 72 minutes left and gave way to Renger van der Zande, who stayed out of trouble in the chaotic closing minutes on the 1.654-mile, nine-turn temporary street circuit to cross the finish line third. “Congratulations to the Cadillac Racing team and the No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R on their podium finish in the Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic. It’s great to win on the streets of Detroit – our hometown and where Cadillac was founded more than 120 years ago,” said John Roth, global vice president of Cadillac.
“The podium today demonstrates the deep expertise and capabilities of the team, as well as the power of V-Series, which includes the V-Series.R racecar, and Cadillac’s portfolio of performance vehicles. Every member of the team can be very proud of their efforts, with the No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R performing so well from both a technology and durability standpoint.”Pipo Derani and Jack Aitken combined to gain four positions from qualifying to place sixth in the No. 31 Whelen. Cadillac V-Series.R. Derani, the reigning GTP champion who has recorded three pole starts, had his two quickest laps in qualifying nullified because of bringing out a red flag.
Bourdais and van der Zande moved to second in the championship standings, while Derani and Aitken are fourth (eight points out of third). Cadillac Racing GTP entries have registered one victory, four runners-up and the third-place finish.
The No. 10 Acura ARX-06 won its first race of the season.
All four Cadillac Racing drivers who competed in the Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic are included in the three-car roster for the 92nd 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15-16. 
Bourdais and van der Zande will co-drive with six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, while Derani and Aitken will be joined by 2022 F2 champion Felipe Drugovich.
The full-season FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Cadillac V-Series.R entry will have Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou sharing the seat.
Cadillac Racing photos for editorial use from Detroit The next IMSA race is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on June 23 at Watkins Glen International. USA will telecast the race from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, while Peacock will provide flag-to-flag streaming coverage in the U.S. and IMSA.tv will stream outside the U.S. IMSARadio.com will have the race broadcast.
What they’re saying
No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R
Sebastien Bourdais: “I had a pretty short stint. With a short format, you pit so early in the window to try and prevent yourself from getting caught out with yellows. We had a really, really late call and to get the cockpit ready for pitstop was almost impossible. Then, the earlier you pit the quicker you need the pitstop to be. So, it didn’t turn out the way we wanted but we salvaged a starting position at the end, which is not a bad day at all.”
Renger van der Zande: “I think we should be very happy with P3. For the championship, it’s good points. I think we’re second in the championship now and closed the gap to the first ones. I would have liked a bit more speed in the car. We just lacked top speed to really attack him. It was four or five car lengths in the back straight. We were strong on the brakes, strong on the corners, but didn’t have the top speed to attack. So, third was maximum possible and I think it’s so exciting here and so exciting to be racing in front of General Motors. There was new street track learning; how to get fast here. It was good fun. I’m really enjoyed that.”
No. 31 Whelen Cadillac V-Series.RPipo Derani: “It’s a day that was damage limitation for us. When we knew how qualifying went, we said we had to do something different to try to fight for the win. We did it but it wasn’t enough because we were then depending on a yellow to come out on top. We finished P6 and during the race I thought we were going to be last because of how the strategy worked and the yellow didn’t come our way. With a little chaotic race here and there, we finished P6, so we’ll take it. Obviously, not a fantastic weekend for us, but when you talk about a long championship when you take P6 when you most likely would have finished 10th, it’s a good day.”
Jack Aitken: “With the nature of these sprint races, if you want to be competitive and everyone today was being super aggressive. I think, generally, to come in P6 after qualifying P10 we’ll take that because it’s some decent points in the bank and we’ll move forward to the next race where hopefully we’ll have a better week.”

CBS Bringing New World of Outlaws Docu-Special on June 9

CONCORD, NC (June 1, 2024) – The path to the World of Outlaws will be showcased on CBS with a new one-hour special on Sunday, June 9, at 12:30 p.m. (ET).In the documentary-style show – World of Outlaws: The Dirt Road to Stardom – the ladder system of going from racing dirt Midgets to 410 Sprint Cars will be highlighted with a focus on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota from the April Wildcat Showdown event at US 36 Raceway.The special will showcase the stars of both Series, including 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, current World of Outlaws points leader David Gravel, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid – who went from racing Midgets to Sprint Cars – and those trying to make their way to The Greatest Show on Dirt like Cannon McIntosh, Ryan Timms and more.The show will run from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET), on Sunday, June 9, marking the World of Outlaws’ third time on the main CBS network.Fans will also get to see World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota races from the 2024 season throughout the year on CBS Sports Network (CBSSN), presented in a half-hour special.World of Outlaws CBS/CBS Sports Schedule:
Sunday, June 9 – World of Outlaws: The Dirt Road to Stardom (CBS main network)
Sunday, June 23 – World of Outlaws Late Model Dairyland Showdown (CBS Sports)
Sunday, July 7 – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial (CBS Sports)
Sunday, July 21 – World of Outlaws Late Model Gopher 50 (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Aug. 4 – Xtreme Outlaw Midget DIAEDGE Double Down Showdown (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Aug. 18 – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Summer Nationals (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Sept. 1 – World of Outlaws Late Model Prairie Dirt Classic (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Sept. 15 – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Knoxville Nationals (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Sept. 29 – World of Outlaws Late Models at Highland Speedway (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Oct. 13 – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Huset’s Shootout (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Oct. 27 – World of Outlaws Late Models at Atomic Speedway (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Nov. 10 – Xtreme Outlaw Championship Finale at Jacksonville Speedway (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Nov. 24 – World of Outlaws Late Models World Finals (CBS Sports)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars World Finals (CBS Sports)
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: NOS Energy Drink (Official Energy Product), DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Milton Hershey School (Official Education Partner), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier), Simpson Performance Products (Preferred Safety Gear Partner), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider), Toyota (Official Vehicle), and VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include:  ARP (Automotive Racing Products), Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Evolve Transporters, Federated Auto Parts, KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Award), Lifeline USA, Micro-Lite LLC, MSD, Quartz Hill Records, Stone Country Records, and Smith Titanium Brake Systems. Manufacturer sponsors include, FIREBULL, and Intercomp, and Sea Foam. The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: CASE Construction Equipment (Official Construction Equipment), DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier), Simpson Performance Products (Preferred Safety Gear Partner), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider), Toyota (Official Vehicle), and VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel). Contingency sponsors include: Arizona Sport Shirts/Gotta Race, ARP (Automotive Racing Products), Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Evolve Transporters, Fox Factory (Hard Charger Award), MD3, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, Swift Springs, and Wieland Metal Services (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bilstein, Capital Race Cars, Dirt King Simulators, FAST 1 Speed Shop, FIREBULL, Gorsuch Performance, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Reliable Painting, Rocket Chassis, and Sea Foam.

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