Welcome Aboard Mike Fields

Stephen Furst and I are committed I have committed to making 2016 a great year at Myracenews.com. To help the site grow we needed more  people who shared our passion for the sport of short track racing. Our first goal would be to get someone on board to cover our home track, Riverhead Raceway. Myracenews.com has it roots right here on the Island where we were founded several years ago.

Well today we brought on board a veteran of short track racing coverage to help meet our first goal. Mike Fields of Long Beach NY has agreed to join the Myracenews team for 2016 with his main focus to be NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing at Riverhead Raceway. Mike was a good friend of Walter Johnston the late founder of Myracenews and is excited to get back to covering the racing at Riverhead Raceway.

Mike will not be at the track to cover the blow by racing results, they can be had reading the weekly press release from the track. Mike  will be there to report what is happening behind the scenes at the track to the fans. Mike will also travel to a few select Whelen tour races and others if his work schedule allows.

Over the winter Mike will be publishing  stories to get you up to speed on the upcoming 2016 racing season.  With the Riverhead Raceway being sold to Ed and Connie Partridge there will be plenty to report, renovations, rules changes, new divisions and new touring series visits he will have a lot to report. Check on our website and Facebook page all winter to get the latest Riverhead Raceway news from Mike.

Welcome Mike Fields to the team and if you have any team or driver news you would like him to report please contact him on to cove.Facebook or through our email Myracenews@gmail.com.

 

Happy New Year

Michael Jaworecki

Editor Myracenews.com

 

Seekonk Speedway announces New Race Director

Cory Boudreau will take over as Race Director for Friday and Saturday night Race programs at historic 1/3 mile track.

SEEKONK,MA; December 28, 2015

Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the appointment of Cory Boudreau to the position of Race Director for both fast Fridays and the NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing on Saturday nights at Seekonk. Cory will be charged with all racing decisions and rule enforcements for all eight Seekonk Speedway Divisions.

Mr Boudreau has been involved in auto racing for over four decades in almost every level at Seekonk as well as many tracks in New England.

Mr Boudreau has been a driver in several divisions at Seekonk Speedway.  Cory raced three nights a week at three different tracks for years spending time at Thompson, Hudson and Seekonk. His on track career was highlighted with a championship in the Late Model division in 1999.

Cory has also spent over 11 years as a track official at Seekonk working on the Pit Staff and as the Chief Technical Inspector. Cory also served as a Technical Inspector at Thompson Speedway.

” I look forward to bringing a racers perspective to the tower,” stated Mr Boudreau when asked about his new position.  Competition Director David Alburn noted that “Cory brings with him a solid reputation and the ability to relate and interact with the competitors, we look forward to seeing his fresh approach in race control.”.

Before rejoining Seekonk Speedway Cory has been traveling with the Rusty Wallace Racing experience as well as racing in select events around New England.

He and his wife Renee live in West Warwick, RI.

31st Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout Kicks Off Wednesday!

ULSA, Okla. (December 27, 2015) The countdown is nearly complete as the 31st annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout gets underway this Wednesday, December 30, 2015 with practice starting at 9:00 A.M., followed by the first rounds of Heat Races at approximately 5:30 P.M. (CT) at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

With teams moving in on Tuesday, December 29, Shootout officials are expecting the entry list to grow by another 100-150 as 1,098 entries were officially turned into the Tulsa Shootout office before the December 23 deadline with 555 drivers from 34 states and three countries all seeking a starting spot in one of Saturday’s nine A-Feature events.
All seating is general admission at the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout. For anyone not able to attend, every lap of competition will be shown live via Racinboys.com online PPV. Daily and full event packages are available. Details are online at http://www.racinboys.com.
Event Count per classes going into Tuesday’s move-in shows:
**”A” Class Non-Wing – 239
**Non-Wing Outlaw – 235
**Winged Outlaw – 193
**Winged “A” Class – 191
**Restricted “A” Class – 98
**Junior Sprints – 57
**1,200cc Non Wing – 32
**1,200cc Winged – 27
**ECOtec Midgets – 26
Complete order of events is tentative and may not be updated on the Tulsa Shootout website.

Wednesday Dec. 309:00 AM – 4:30PM (Practice Order)
**1200 Non Wing Mini Sprints-
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*”A” Class Non Wing
**ECOtec Midgets
**Non Wing Outlaw
**Jr. Sprints
**1200cc Wing Mini Sprints
**Restricted “A” Class
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“A” Class
**Outlaw

Wednesday Dec. 30 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM -Track Prep Followed by Heat Races
**1200cc Non Wing Heats – 8 Laps
**Restricted Heats – 8 Laps
**Non Wing Outlaw Heats – 8 Laps

Thursday Dec. 31 – 9:00 AM
**Stock Non Wing Heats – 8 Laps
**JR Sprint Heats – 8 Laps
**1200cc Wing Heats – 8 Laps
**A Class Heats – 8 Laps
**ECOtec Heats – 8 Laps
**Outlaw Heats – 8 Laps
**Non Wing Outlaw Qual. – 10 Laps
**Restricted Qual. – 10 Laps
**1200cc Non Wing Qual. – 10 Laps

Friday Jan. 19:00 AM
**A Class C’s – 10 Laps
**Non Wing Outlaw C’s – 10 Laps
**Stock Non Wing C’s – 10 Laps
**Outlaw C’s – 10 Laps
**A Class Qual. – 10 Laps
**JR Sprint Qual. – 10 Laps
**1200cc Wing Qual. – 10 Laps
**Stock Non Wing Qual. – 10 Laps
**ECOtec Qual. – 10 Laps
**Outlaw Qual. – 10 Laps
**Stock Non Wing B’s – 12 Laps
**Non Wing Outlaw B’s – 12 Laps

Saturday Jan. 29:00 AM
**1200cc Non Wing B’s – 12 Laps
**A Class B’s – 12 Laps
**Restricted A Class B’s – 12 Laps
**JR Sprint B’s – 12 Laps
**1200cc Wing B’s – 12 Laps
**Outlaw B’s – 12 Laps
**Non Wing A Qualifier – 12 Laps
**Non Wing Outlaw A Qualifier – 12 Laps
**Restricted A Class A Qualifier – 12 Laps
**A Class A Qualifier – 12 Laps
**Outlaw A Qualifier – 12 Laps

6:00 PM-Opening Ceremonies
**Non Wing A – 25 Laps
**1200cc Non Wing A – 20 Laps
**Non Wing Outlaw A – 25 Laps
**JR Sprint A – 20 Laps
**1200cc Wing A – 20 Laps
**A Class A – 25 Laps
**ECOtec Midget A – 20 Laps
**Restricted A Class A – 20 Laps
**Outlaw A – 55 Laps
*Lineup of classes is subject to change. Official running order will be posted at the event Pit Board.
If there are any questions about the rules, contact Matt Ward at 918-838-3777. For complete rules and information, log onto http://www.tulsashootout.com.

Need To Know Information:
Event: 31st annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout
Move-In/Registration: December 29, 2015
Race Dates: December 30, 2015 through January 2, 2016
Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – 4145 East 21st Tulsa, OK 74114
Rules for the represented classes can be found at http://www.tulsashootout.com/classes/default.aspx.

Tentative Schedule:
Each racing vehicle (NOT ENTRY) is allowed one 9’x10′ space only. Multiple vehicles may combine spaces to leave trailer inside the complex. All times below may vary depending on vehicle count.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
– Sign-In Day!
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM……………………….……Parking
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM……………………….…..Sign-In All Classes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
– Practice All Classes & Non Wing Outlaw & ‘A’ Class Heats!
8:00 AM……………………….…………………………..Gates Open & Sign-In
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM……………………….…………….Practice
5:00 PM……………………….…………………………..Grandstands Open
5:30 PM……………………….…………………………..Heat Races
Driver/Non-Driver Friday Pit Pass $30
Adults $15.00 | Children FREE When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

Thursday, December 31, 2016
– Heat Races & Qualifiers!
8:00 AM……………………….……………………………Gates Open & Sign In
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM……………………….…………….Heat Races
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM……………………….…………….Grandstands Open
Driver/Non-Driver Saturday Pit Pass $30
Adults $15.00 | Children FREE When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

Friday January 1, 2016
– Heat Races & Qualifiers!
8:00 AM……………………….……………………….Gates Open & Sign In
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM……………………….………..Heat Races
9:00 am……………………….……………………….Grandstands Opens
Driver/Non-Driver Saturday Pit Pass $30
Adults $15.00 | Children FREE When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

Saturday January 2, 2016
– Non-Qualifiers & Features!
8:00 AM……………………….……………………….Gates Open
9:00 am……………………….……………………….Grandstands Opens
9:00 am……………………….……………………….Non-Qualifier Races
6:00 pm……………………….……………………….Opening Ceremonies
Features will follow Opening Ceremonies!
Driver/Non-Driver Saturday Pit Pass $40
Drivers Saturday Pit Pass included in Entry Fee
Adults $20.00 | Children FREE When Accompanied by an Adult
All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!
***Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please contact the Tulsa Shootout office if you have any questions.
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Speedway Motors is the title sponsor of the Tulsa Shootout. Founded in 1952 by “Speedy” Bill Smith – a racer and street rodder himself – Speedway Motors has grown from a one-man operation to become the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and retailer of street rod and racing products. Our industry-leading fast delivery is the result of same-day shipping from our state-of-the-art, centrally located 500,000 sq. ft. headquarters. Speedway Motors size offers customers unmatched product selection and low pricing, while our excellent technical support and customer service have made us a recognized leader in the rodding and racing industries. Find out more at www.speedwaymotors.com.
For more information about the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout log onto www.tulsashootout.com. The Tulsa Shootout can also be found at Facebook as well as Twitter.

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