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Dave Blaney Wins All Star Circuit of Champions Feature at DIRTcar Nationals

Nick Hoffman wins two in a row with DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 10, 2016 – Dave Blaney held off Donny Schatz to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature win on Wednesday night at DIRTcar Nationals.

Blaney, a former NASCAR driver and the 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, started the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park in the second position and battled with polesitter Joey Saldana early. Blaney took the lead and had to contend with Schatz who charged forward from a sixth place starting position.

The two drivers battled in lapped traffic with Schatz getting around Blaney at one point for the lead. After a restart, Blaney pulled ahead in clean air and built a sizable lead over Schatz. It was Blaney’s 47th career All Star victory.

“If I could just not make a mistake I felt like I had a fair chance,” Blaney said. “We did get fortunate with that caution, the driver was wearing out a little bit, and I can’t believe we won this race. I’m thrilled to be driving for Dan Motter. I was really glad we were out here and competitive tonight and in the hunt. Then to win it is awesome. I can’t thank my guys enough and Dan for putting this together.”

In the 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature, Nick Hoffman made it two wins in a row, battling former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Stremme early and holding off other NASCAR notables Ty Dillon and Kenny Wallace through the feature.

Wallace kept Hoffman within striking distance but was never able to get close enough to complete a pass for the lead.

“[Kenny Wallace] is tough everywhere we go. I knew he would race us clean when I looked up at the scoreboard and saw he was in second. They told me in the infield to hustle it for three more laps at the end, so I gave it everything I had,” Hoffman said. “Everything held together and we got us another Gator (trophy).”

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Sunday, Feb. 20. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds return on Thursday for night three of DIRTcar Nationals.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, clickDIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 10, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-Main (30 Laps) – 1. 71M-Dave Blaney ($5,000), 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 5. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 6. 1-Dale Blaney, 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 12. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14. 7-Paul McMahan, 15. 5-David Gravel, 16. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 18. 59-Austin McCarl, 19. 8M-TJ Michael, 20. 07-Doug Esh, 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 22. 4-Danny Smith, 23. 71A-RJ Johnson, 24. 49-Brad Sweet.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) – 1. 2-Nick Hoffman ($1,000), 2. 36-Kenny Wallace, 3. 90-Jason Beaulieu, 4. 41-Ty Dillon, 5. 35-David Stremme, 6. 33-Jeff Matthews, 7. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 8. 77-Ray Bollinger, 9. 72-Todd Neiheiser, 10. D4B-Jackie Boggs, 11. 72X-Brian Papiez, 12. K9-Will Krup, 13. 54-Larry Burkins, 14. 51-Brandon Green, 15. 56-Tyler Nicely, 16. 12H-Mike Hansen, 17. 27-Michael Turner, 18. 1S-Brian Shaw, 19. 64-Billy Workman Jr, 20. 101-Jesse Wisecarver, 21. 96-Cory Daugherty, 22. 77S-Stephen Schnapf, 23. 10Y-Trent Young, 24. 10-A.J-Fike.

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)
Thursday, Feb. 11 – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints & UMP Modifieds
Friday, Feb. 12 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modifieds
Saturday, Feb. 13 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 1
Sunday, Feb. 14 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 2
Monday, Feb. 15 – DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Gator Championship
Tuesday, Feb. 16 – DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Triple 20’s
Wednesday, Feb. 17 – DIRTcar Late Models Swamp King Champ & Super DIRTcar Series
Thursday, Feb. 18 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
Friday, Feb. 19 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
Saturday, Feb. 20 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series

2016 DIRTcar Nationals is supported by Budweiser, Daytona Harley-Davidson, Hampton Inn-Palm Cost, Ring Power CAT, and Safety-Kleen. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans by official partners: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), and VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel). Additional support is provided by Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company of WoO Late Model), DirtonDirt.com (WoO Late Model Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award-WoO Late Model), and Chevrolet Performance. Contingency sponsors include: ASI, Beyea Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD Performance, Penske Racing Shocks, Ohlins Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum Manufacturer. Sponsors include: Capital Race Cars, Club 29 Chassis, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Motorsports Safety Systems, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, S&S Volvo, and TNT Rescue.

Pole Position Raceway Expands Partnership with Oswego Speedway in 2016

OSWEGO, NY (February 11, 2016) – Oswego Speedway and Pole Position Raceway announced this week the addition of the “Pole Position Raceway Firing Point,” and the “Pole Position Raceway Finish Line” to their 2016 partnership at the Home of the Supermodifieds.

Pole Position Raceway is America’s leading chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities, among the fastest electric karts on the east coast.

One of the fastest growing forms of recreation, Pole Position Raceway offers a variety of options to suit the needs of all racers – from families, to die hard racing enthusiasts.  In addition to the Destiny USA location, Pole Position Raceway facilities can also be found in Rochester at the Marketplace Mall and Buffalo at the Walden Galleria.

Pole Position Raceway’s 40,000 square foot facility boasts a quarter-mile track and the latest in high-performance, all-electric, indoor karts capable of speeds up to 45mph.  The facility features adult karts for racers who are at least 58 inches tall and separate junior karts for kids who are at least 48 inches tall.  Best of all, the karts use electric technology, so there are no fumes.

Racing events include “Arrive & Drive” racing for those visiting the mall that enter a queue to race against others.  Pre-Scheduled Racing events are for groups of 10+ and include the Pole Position Challenge, Grand Prix or Super Pole which are 2, 3 or 4 race events culminating with racers receiving 1st, 2nd & 3rdplace medals at the Winners’ Circle.

In addition to side-by-side race action, Pole Position Raceway also features authentic racing memorabilia, arcade games and concessions. Able to accommodate approximately 300 people, Pole Position Raceway offers V.I.P spaces for private parties, personal celebrations and corporate event rentals.

Pole Position Raceway Syracuse is the marquee venue in the central New York area for fast and safe wheel to wheel indoor kart racing action.

New in 2016 at Oswego Speedway, all racing events will begin from one of the two “Pole Position Raceway Firing Points” located in the third and fourth turns of the Speedway.

All initial double file green flag starts will take place from the turn four “Pole Position Raceway Firing Point,” while race restarts will get the green flag from the third turn “Pole Position Raceway Firing Point.”

But that’s not all.  All races will begin and end with Pole Position Raceway this coming season.

The “Pole Position Raceway Finish Line” on the Speedway’s main straightaway will be the final stretch of pavement a winning driver sees this season on his or her way to the Speedway’s prized victory lane.

For more information on Pole Position Raceway, visit online at www.polepositionraceway.com and take time to visit your nearest location including the Destiny USA Syracuse location located at 9090 Destiny USA Drive.

The full 2016 Oswego Speedway event schedule is now available on the Speedway’s website.

Full Speedway ticket information and questions can be directed to the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.


About Oswego Speedway
: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Ontario Orchards, Jones Construction Partner with CR2 Motorsports/Kreig Heroth in Bid for 2016 Oswego Speedway SBS Title

Bill Taylor Photo

OSWEGO, NY (February 11, 2016) – CR2 Motorsports and Kreig Heroth, driver of the No. 04 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodified, have signed Jones Construction of Oswego, and re-signed Ontario Orchards Farm Market of Oswego, for the 2016 race season at Oswego Speedway.

ones Constructions has specialized in: Custom, Period, Light Commercial/Medical Renovations, as well as Design/ Build projects in the greater Oswego area for 20 years. Weather it is your home or your business, Jones Construction has the experience and the expertise to help you realize your remodeling dreams. Contact Jones Construction at 315-342-5605, or visit online at www.ajonesinc.com  and make your project a reality!

Owner Art Jones is excited to partner with CR2 Motorsports and Kreig Heroth for the upcoming race season, and plans to take in a few races at Oswego Speedway as his work schedule allows.

Ontario Orchards and Farm Market, located on Route 104 in Southwest Oswego, will continue their sponsorship of Kreig Heroth and team for the fourth consecutive year.
Owner Dennis Ouellette has been very happy with the promotion that the team has done, including appearances at the Farm Market before a race day.
“They have done a good job promoting, and I am happy to continue sponsoring them, said Ouellette. “The customers really enjoy seeing the race car, especially the kids, and we do very well with the race fans, especially those that are camping”.

2016 will be the 51st year that Ontario Orchards has brought quality goods and services to Oswego and the surrounding area. Specializing in locally-grown produce, products, and fresh pressed cider, Ontario Orchards also promises delicious pies, cookies, and pastries from their in house bakery. They also offer a full nursery and landscape services in season, and are now open 7 days a week year round. Their winter hours are from 7am to 6pm daily.

For more information on Ontario Orchards visit online at www.ontarioorchards.com.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions.  Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com.  You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.