Scott Adams Heading South to Bristol Motor Speedway

Berwick, PA (2/19/2017)- Scott Adams of Lake Ariel, PA has accomplished many feats in his ten plus year short track racing career. From a multitude of victories at numerous asphalt tracks throughout the northeast to a track championship at Pennsylvania’s Evergreen Raceway, Adams is stoked about bringing in the 2017 season, louder, harder and faster than ever before, as one of his first events this year will be at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 20.

For Adams, making the nine hour haul with his race car and crew is a no brainer.

“Having the opportunity to compete at Bristol is a dream come true for so many short track racers like me”, said Adams when he reflected on the terrific opportunity to turn laps at the world’s fastest half-mile.

“We have the car figured out and this season we’re coming out in full force and will run harder, louder and faster than what we have in the past.”

Ironically, one of the team’s biggest supporters, the band WARRANT, is set to release their new CD, entitled ‘Louder, Harder, Faster’ on May 12. The short track racing and rock n roll association between the two are a perfect fit.

Also a perfect fit for Adams is the team’s ongoing relationship with multi-platinum recording band, Fire House. It just so happens that Michael Foster, who is the drummer from the popular band is an avid race fan and released a song called ‘Door to Door’ on their ‘Prime Time’ album.

“To be able to go down there and represent all of these artists and my committed sponsors is an absolute honor”, said Adams, who grew up at local racetracks watching his father, Mike and uncle Mitch compete in multiple divisions.

“This season is all about being competitive, having a good time and racing at as many tracks as possible. We’ll see how it all turns out.”

According to Bristol Motor Speedway’s website, this signature event will be sanctioned by five different sanctioning bodies and for the first time in stock car racing history, will bring together six top categories of racing to compete on the same track in one spectacular weekend of action. Champion Racing Association powered by JEGS (CRA), who took the lead sanction body role in developing this event, will be co-sanctioning the Super Late Model race with their ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS along with The CARS Super Late Model Tour (CARS) and the Southern Super Series (SSS).  CRA will also oversee the action for the crate late model event with their JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet and the Street Stocks, while the CARS officials will oversee the Late Model Stock portion of the event with their CARS Late Model Stock Tour.  The compacts will be organized and overseen by the Vore’s Compact Touring Series while the Modified portion of the weekend will be sanctioned by International Championship Auto Racing (ICAR) Top Speed Modified Tour.  The U. S. Nationals of Short Track Racing is being presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel.

When it comes to having supportive sponsors, Adams is in good company, with Wheels Bar & Grill, Himmer Graphics, Shultz Fabrication, NJB Trucking, MD Adams Winery, S&D Bodyline, Marchets Garage, FireHouse, WARRANT and Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing.

For more information on HGR (Himmer Graphics Racing), please visit their Facebook page. For up to date information on WARRANT, including tour dates please visit As always, you can check out FireHouse at

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Abbottstown, PA – 2/13/2017 – “And, once again, all is right in the world.”

So says Wayne Harper, voice of Lincoln Speedway, each year following the first hot lap session of Lincoln Speedway’s “Icebreaker 30,” the 410 sprint car opener in the Northeast region of the United States.  And after a long off-season filled with changes on and off the track, the 2017 season will take the green flag on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 11 AM.

New bleachers in the general admission grandstands will greet spectators entering the speedway as the cement seating on the front stretch has been upgraded to traditional bleacher seats. Reserved season ticket holders will now have individual seats at the top of the grandstands as well.

As for the drivers, much will remain the same. Five-time track champion Brian Montieth and the Jerry Parrish owned, Premier AutoWorks #21 will return as well as the two-time and defending track champion Alan Krimes in his family-owned and operated #87. 2012 track champion and two-time World of Outlaw winner at Lincoln Danny Dietrich plans on running a heavily Lincoln based schedule in 2017 aboard his Weikert’s Livestock Gary Kauffman-owned #48. Four-time feature winner at Lincoln in 2017 Greg Hodnett, who won last year’s “Icebreaker 30,” will be a force to be reckoned with in his Michael Heffner-owned #27 entry.

There will also be some changes in the pits to open the 2017 season. Cory Haas, fourth in the 2016 Lawrence Chevrolet point standings, will be aboard the John Trone #39 in 2017, while Lucas Wolfe will jump into the Michael Barshinger entry, previously occupied by Haas the past decade. 2015 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Chase Dietz will pursue his first Lincoln track championship in his first full season with the Godfrey motorsports team. 2016 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Matt Campbell will be running 410’s full-time in 2017 and will be looking to improve on his eye-opening top ten finish at September’s “Dirt Classic.”

Expect 2016 Lincoln Speedway Rookie of the Year Joe Kata III to make the eight-hour round-trip down from New York as he did so many times last year. Frequent Lincoln afternoon show visitor Ohio’s Cole Duncan and Western Pennsylvania’s 2015 Lernerville track champion AJ Flick have both expressed interested in attending the season opener weather-permitting.

Staples in the Lincoln Speedway pits such as Jim Siegel, Brandon and Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Moody, Tyler Ross and Billy Dietrich are expected to be in attendance as well. All of the above recorded wins in the 2016 campaign.

The “Icebreaker 30” pays $4,000 to win and 410 sprint cars are the only racing on the card.

Huge Payout Set For Georgetown Speedway 2017 Northeast Modified Opener Melvin L. Joseph Memorial March 11

GEORGETOWN, DE – Historic Georgetown Speedway in Delaware is set to host the Northeast’s season-opening dirt Modified race of 2017.

On Saturday, March 11, big-block/small-block Modifieds circle the half-mile clay oval for the 49-lap Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, held in memory of the speedway founder, motorsports pioneer and First State business icon. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP opens its eight-race Velocita-USA South Region at Georgetown.

Not only is the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial the season opener for STSS Modifieds in ’17; it’s also very lucrative!

A base payout of more than $27,000 has been set with a non-top-heavy structure rewarding drivers through the field.

In accordance with Melvin Joseph’s lucky number of 49, the race winner receives $4,900.

The full purse breakdown is as follows: 1) $4,900; 2) $3,000; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,500; 5) $1,400; 6) $1,150; 7) $1,125; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $600; 14) $550; 15) $525; 16) $515; 17) $510; 18) $505; 19) $500; 20) $490; 21-28) $490 29-30) Alternate or Points Provisional.

Lap money, bonuses and contingency/product awards will “sweeten the pot” for competitors as well.

A pair of practice sessions will precede the opener, set for Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, March 10, respectively.

Complete Melvin L. Joseph Memorial times, rules and information can be found at the following link:

A rain date of Sunday, March 12 is in place if needed.

Overnight camping will be permitted on site and teams may leave their haulers in the pit area from Friday to Saturday.

The recently remodeled Quality Inn (formerly Comfort Inn) just north of the speedway on Route 113 in Georgetown, is offering the following discounted rates for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial on both Friday and Saturday nights: $98.10 for Double Beds; $89.10 for a King Size bed; $107.10 for a Suite. Call the Quality Inn directly at 302.854.9400 and mention Georgetown Speedway to receive the discount.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit or, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

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