Monday, June 22, 2020

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Madera Speedway Releases Revised 2020 Racing Schedule

(Jason Wedehase Photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIF. (June 19, 2020) – Madera Speedway has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 48th season of competition at the one-third mile oval. Among the changes are calendar changes for the MAVTV-televised Nut Up Pro Late Models and 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series, along with their young counterparts in the Mini Cup vs. Bandoleros series.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Avedisian Wins Both A Class And Restricted Titles During Sooner Speedweek

Via Avedisian Racing Media

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (June 15, 2020) – Jade Avedisian of Clovis, Calif. persevered through five consecutive nights of competition to achieve a career-defining feat, winning both the A Class and Restricted championships during the National Open Wheel 600 Series Sooner Speedweek. The five-night extravaganza of Micro Sprint racing began on Wednesday in Caney, KS and ended in Sapulpa, OK. 13 year-old Avedisian scored three wins and a perfect ten-for-ten top-five finishes to win the championships.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Jacob Smith Earns First Career Madera Late Model Win

(Jason Wadehese Photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, Calif. (June 13, 2020) – For the second consecutive week, a Bakersfield driver reigned supreme at Madera as Jacob Smith won his first feature at the one-third mile asphalt oval on Saturday evening. Smith won qualifying and his heat race, then led all 40 laps of the feature for the non-televised series. The racing action was shown on ShortTrackTV on YouTube with fans from across the country viewing.

Friday, June 12, 2020

All American Speedway Approved For Testing On June 20th

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (June 12, 2020) – All American Speedway has been approved by local and state officials for reopening of operations, beginning with a Test and Tune on Saturday, June 20th. With the state of California moving into stage three of its industry guidance, the speedway in Roseville, Calif. was approved for events without spectators by both Placer County and @the Grounds.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

June 20 Races Canceled, 2020 Season Will Begin With July 11 Firecracker 100

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (June 10, 2020) – Redwood Acres Raceway officials are sad to announce the cancelation of the June 20 race due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The event was scratched after conferring with Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich. It is the fourth race of the 2020 season that has been forced to cancelation.

Advance Auto Parts To Sponsor NASCAR Weekly Series In Multiyear Agreement

Via NASCAR Media

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. AND RALEIGH, N.C. (June 10, 2020) – As NASCAR Weekly Series sanctioned events begin to return at select tracks across North America, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, today announced a multiyear official partnership, designating Advance Auto Parts as the series entitlement sponsor. As part of the agreement, Advance also becomes the “Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR.”

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Series Officials Optimistic on 2020 Season

Via NWSLMS Media

SPOKANE, Wash. (June 9, 2020)–Despite the continued moving target of a 2020 Northwest Super Late Model Series season-opener, officials and track partners remain upbeat about the potential to run a complete season of events this year. The series first two race dates have been pushed back into at least the month of July with the understanding that if current pandemic conditions improve, events with spectators could begin in mid-summer.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Buddy Shepherd Sweeps Madera Late Model 2020 Opening Race

(Jason Wedehase Photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, Calif. (June 6, 2020) – Two-time Nut Up Pro Late Model champion Buddy Shepherd had a perfect Madera Speedway season opener on Saturday afternoon, sweeping qualifying, the heat race, and leading all 40-laps of the feature. The 2020 season opener attracted 15 non-televised Madera Late Models to the one-third mile asphalt oval at the Madera fairgrounds.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2020 California Speedweek Canceled

(Chris Cleveland Photo)

Via California Speedweek Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (June 2, 2020) – The 2020 Hoosier Tire California Speedweek has been canceled because of uncertainty surrounding track operations due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, officials announced Tuesday. The Speedweek was set to be held across Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway on June 23-27 in California.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Green Flag Flies For Racing At Madera With Action To Resume June 6

(Jason Wedehase photo)

MADERA, CALIF. (June 1, 2020) – Madera Speedway will open its gates for racing competition on Saturday June 6th, with the Madera Late Models and Toyotas on the card for the first event of the 2020 season. Madera Speedway has moved into the racing phase of its reopening plan, with approval from the Madera County Health Department.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

All American Speedway 2020 Operations Update

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (May 30, 2020) - We wanted to provide an update on our requests for practice at the All American Speedway. On Friday afternoon, we had our fifth request for practices declined. We are required to receive approval from Dr. Amy Sisson, Public Health Director for Placer County.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

June 6 Race At Redwood Acres Raceway Canceled

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (May 27, 2020) – After consulting Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich, Redwood Acres Raceway officials regretfully announce that the race scheduled for June 6 has been canceled. Track officials requested permission to race what would have been the 2020 season opening event but Dr. Frankovich denied the request. Dr. Frankovich indicated that racing at the Acres could begin very soon. Raceway officials have requested that the race scheduled for June 20 be allowed and are hopeful that the season can begin on that date.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Avedisian Earns First Career A-Class Win As Part Of Winning Weekend With NOW600

Via Avedisian Racing PR

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (May 26, 2020) – Jade Avedisian of Clovis, Calif. took over the points lead in both Restricted and A-Class in the National Open Wheel 600 Series over the weekend, scoring three main event victories including her first career A-Class feature win at Nevada Speedway in Nevada, MO. She swept the action at Nevada by also winning the Restricted main event. She also added a victory in Restricted on Friday night at KC Raceway in Independence, MO.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Wood sweeps Restricted while Shaw and Carey split Non-Wing at Dixon

Austin Wood in victory lane (Photo by Chris Cleveland)

Via Dixon Speedway Media

DIXON, CALIF. (May 25, 2020) – The growth of Micro Sprint racing in California was clear on Saturday and Sunday at Dixon Speedway, as over 100 entries per night competed in a Memorial Day weekend special. First-time winners and strong performances led the way, including Sacramento’s Austin Wood sweeping Restricted competition while Brandon Carey and Brandon Shaw split the weekend’s Non-Wing features. Saturday’s 118 car field led the weekend car counts.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Brody Roa The Guest on Inside the Ride Friday on FloRacing

#91R Brody Roa during the 2019 Western World at Arizona Speedway. (Adam Mollenkopf Photo)

Via USAC Media

Brody Roa is one of the top gunslingers of the USAC western Sprint Car scene and this Friday, May 15, he's the guest on a new episode of Inside the Ride on FloRacing at

Monday, May 4, 2020

All American Speedway Event For May 16 Postponed

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (May 4, 2020) – Officials from the All American Speedway and the SRL Southwest Tour have postponed the JM Environmental Inc. Wild West Shootout SRL and NASCAR Weekly event scheduled for May 16. Due to California’s statewide stay at home guidelines, racing will not take place as scheduled.

Madera Speedway Announces Approval For Phased Opening

(Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (May 4, 2020) – A path towards the opening of the 2020 racing season at Madera Speedway has been approved, speedway officials announced on Saturday after extensive discussions with Madera County. Phase one – limited competitor practice – has been given the go-ahead immediately at the one-third mile oval. Race operations ceased on March 12th – just two days before the scheduled MAVTV-televised Late Model opening night – as a result of the worldwide COVID19 Pandemic.

Friday, May 1, 2020

May 16 Race At Redwood Acres Raceway Canceled

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (May 1, 2020) – Due to the continuing COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, Redwood Acres Raceway officials have announced the cancelation of the race that was scheduled for May 16. Sadly, this is the second time the 2020 RAR season opener has been canceled because of the worldwide epidemic. Initially, the season was scheduled to open this Saturday May 2. Raceway officials are continuing to work toward completing as much of the intended 2020 schedule as possible and are hoping that the season will begin on June 6 just as much as race fans, drivers and crew do.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NWSLMS Opener Moves to Wenatchee 200

Via NWSLMS Media

SPOKANE, Wash. (April 14, 2020)–Officials with the Northwest Super Late Model Series and Wenatchee Valley Super Oval have agreed to move the Leonard Evans 150 series opener to late May and the scheduled Wenatchee 200 weekend.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sinister Diesel And All American Speedway Continue Partnership Into 2020

Chris Anderson photo

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (April 8, 2020) – All American Speedway officials are excited to have Sinister Diesel continuing as a sponsor into the 2020 racing season. This will mark the third year of support from the Roseville-based automotive aftermarket retailer.

Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Virus Forces Postponement Of 2020 Season Opener At Redwood Acres Raceway

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (April 6, 2020) – Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and its affect throughout not only Northern California but the entire world, Redwood Acres Raceway officials have announced the cancellation of practice that was originally scheduled to on April 16. In addition, the season opening race scheduled on May 2 has also been cancelled. This will make the race scheduled for May 16 the first of the year.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

April Race Cancellations for USAC Announced

Via USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (March 31, 2020).........Seven races from USAC's National series calendar for the month of April, as well as eight from the Regional schedule, have been postponed/canceled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Jaws Gear And Axle Partners With All American Speedway

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (March 30, 2020) – Sacramento-based Jaws Gear & Axle, one of the leading suppliers of differential parts in the USA, has joined the All American Speedway as a partner for the 2020 racing season. Jaws Gear & Axle will present the speedway’s fast-growing NASCAR Limited Modified division.

Monday, March 23, 2020

FloRacing 24/7 to Feature 24 Hours of Daily USAC Racing

7-time USAC National champion Levi Jones at Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2007. (John Mahoney Photo)

Via USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana.........Starting Tuesday at 8am Eastern, FloRacing 24/7 will officially launch with wall-to-wall wheel-to-wheel content from the world of USAC racing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

First Two Rounds Of Competition At All American Speedway Postponed

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (March 17, 2020) - NASCAR announced in an official statement on Monday, March 16, that all race events were postponed through May 3rd in accordance with safety protocols recommended by the CDC.

Friday, March 13, 2020

California's March USAC Schedule Postponed

Via USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (March 13, 2020).........The spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States and around the world has had effects on numerous events around the sporting world, and USAC racing's March calendar is now included in that group.

Madera Speedway Season Opener Is Postponed

(Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

The scheduled race event for March 14th has been postponed. The future date for the Season Opener featuring the Nut Up Pro Late Model and 51FIFFTY Jr Late Model Series Race 2B Drug Free Big3 televised event will be announced as soon as it is possible.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Richest Season In Madera Speedway History Begins Saturday Night

(Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (March 10, 2020) –The richest season of stock car racing at Madera Speedway begins this Saturday night with the $5,000 to win Nut Up Pro Late Model 100 at the one-third mile speedway. The event also kicks off the RACE 2B DRUG FREE BIG3 Series, televised on MAVTV. A large field of 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros will be in action as well, joined by Modified Super Toyotas on the undercard.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

C.J. Leary Doubles Up At Canyon's Spring Showcase

Saturday night's Canyon winner C.J. Leary. (Ben Thrasher Photo)

By: Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 7 2020... After battling "The Big Game Hunter" Austin Williams, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) topped Saturday's finale of the "Spring Showcase" at Canyon Speedway Park.

Leary Scores Southwest Sprint Win At Canyon

Friday Canyon winner C.J. Leary. (Ben Thrasher Photo)

By: Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 6, 2020... Powering past "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr. on the second lap, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) earned the Friday night AMSOIL USAC/CRA & Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win at Canyon Speedway Park.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Kiemele Partners With Toyota Of Redlands For 2020 Season

Cody Kiemele will compete for the 2020 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model title at Madera Speedway

Via Kiemele Racing Media

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (March 6, 2020) – 13 year-old Cody Kiemele and Toyota of Redlands have partnered for an ambitious 2020 campaign in Pro Late Model and Jr. Late Model competition. The three-time Jr. Late Model winner and two-time INEX Bandolero champion will race for the 2020 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model championship at Madera Speedway, televised on MAVTV. His season kicks off on March 14th for the first of nine races in the series.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Jack Wood Announces ARCA Campaign Starting Thursday At Las Vegas

Photo of the Wood Bros. Properties #78 at Evergreen Speedway in 2019 (Michele Martin photo)

Via Velocity Racing Media

LOOMIS, Calif. (February 17, 2020) – 19 year-old Jack Wood continues a busy start to 2020, Thursday, when he climbs aboard the Velocity Racing #78 Toyota in the ARCA Menards Series, West opener at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Star Nursery 150 will start the ARCA era on the west coast and mark Wood’s seventh start in the series.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NWSLMS Heads Into 2020 With New Owners

Via NWSLMS Media

Spokane, Wash. (February 14, 2020)– Officials with the Northwest Super Late Model Series and its leadership head into the 2020 racing season under new ownership as Northwest Super Late Model Tour LLC has acquired the super late model touring group.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Austin Edwards Set For Busy 2020 Season Across Multiple Disciplines Of Racing

Via Blakesley Sports Media

MENTONE, Calif. (February 7, 2020) – 15 year-old Austin Edwards has announced plans to compete for five different teams from all forms of motorsports, in what is shaping up to be an ambitious 2020 campaign. Edwards is slated to compete on both ovals and road courses, dirt and asphalt, open wheel and closed wheel throughout the season.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Top 10 North State Modifed Drivers Honored

The 2019 top 10 North State Modified Series drivers with awards: Back Row - Left to Right – Rich Cobb, Rick Avila, Sal Lopez, Terry Deal, Steve Thomas (for Keith Bloom) Front Row – Left to Right – Robbie Knittel, Cameron Austin, Darrin Knight, Ian Elliott (Photo Courtesy Nadine Strauss)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Williams, CA. February 1, 2020....... The sixth annual awards banquet honoring the top ten drivers in the 2019 North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest was held Saturday night at Granzella's Banquet Facility in Williams, CA. Business Manager Nadine Strauss acted as master of ceremonies. Speakers were Rick Avila representing the “2018-19 Driving Out Cancer” tour, Shasta Speedway promoter Dave Twyman, and NASCAR official Butch Schafer. Series promoters Jeff Stephens and Bob Strauss talked about the future of modified racing, the 2020 rules, and racing schedule.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

New Partnership Group Formed To Promote Redwood Acres Raceway In 2020 And Beyond

Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (January 26, 2020) – Redwood Acres Raceway held its annual banquet to celebrate the 2019 champions and all the competitors this past Friday evening at the Blue Lake Casino. In addition to the crowning of track champions in each of the raceway’s six local divisions, news was announced regarding whom would be promoting the track in 2020 and hopefully well into the future.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Awards Gala Sets Stage For 2020 Season At All American Speedway

Larry McReynolds and Bill McAnally pose with the Rising Star Award winners (Don Thompson photo)

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (January 24, 2020) – All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota celebrated its 2019 season on Saturday night with the Championship Awards Gala, held inside Johnson Hall @the Grounds in Roseville. An outstanding turnout of over 250 drivers, families, sponsors, officials, and race fans were on hand for more than 60 awards. Daytona 500 champion Crew Chief and NASCAR on Fox broadcaster Larry McReynolds was the Master of Ceremonies.