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 (10/21/14)

Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series (http://urcsprints.com/):

 October 18th
Grandview Speedway
DAVIE FRANEK EARNS FIRST EVER URC SPRINT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP, CURT MICHAEL WINS RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SEASON FINALE
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(10/19/14)

Courteousy DIRT Track Digest (http://www.dirttrackdigest.com/):











(10/17/14)

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Courteousy The Frontstretch.com

Keepin' It Short: Time to Crown Some World Champions
by Mike Neff

The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series runs a grueling schedule of 47 events that crisscrosses the country from Georgia to Ohio and West Virginia to Oklahoma.  After the thousands of laps and tens of thousands of miles traveled, it all comes down to this weekend.  The 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championships will be held at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Ohio.  The UMP Modifieds and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models will be tearing up the 3/8 mile high banked clay oval to settle the season champion and rookie of the year for Lucas Oil and the World Champion for both sanctions.

Portsmouth Raceway Park opened in 1990 with a two race schedule.  In 1992 the facility was preparing for a huge two-day show over the 4th of July weekend.  There was a large amount of heavy machinery that had been brought in to make last minute preparations for the first really big race.  The night before the event the track was fogged in thanks to its picturesque location at the confluence of the Scioto River and the Ohio River.  In the middle of the night vandals climbed aboard a bull dozer and leveled the buildings, the grandstands and the restaurant on premises.  The community rallied around the track and rebuilt everything. Within two weeks of the devastation the track was reopened for business.

The facility has undergone continuous improvement and renovation.  The track now seats 10,000 people in the grandstands and 300 in the pit stands.  The track was built by Boone Coleman as a place for his son Tim to practice with his Mini Sprint.   After spending the time and effort to build the track he decided to try and make some of his money back and that is how Portsmouth Raceway Park was built.  It is now operated by Boone's widow Joyce, his son Tim and Tim's wife Jenny.  Donna Rayburn is the track promoter.

The Dirt Track World Championship started in 1981 at Pennsboro Speedway.  It has been held at numerous venues but has called Portsmouth Raceway Park home for the last three years.  The highlight of the championship this year is the title chase for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models.  Jimmy Owens is the defending series champion, but he is 75 points behind Don O'Neal for the lead in the points coming into the weekend.  If O'Neal can finish eighth or better Saturday, then he will be the champion.  If he can't then it will all depend on where the two combatants shake out.  If the points battle ends in a tie, Owens will win on the tie break of most wins in the season by virtue of having eight to O'Neals seven.

If you want to go to the Dirt Track World Championship, a three day general admission pass is $40.  For an extra $5 you can have a reserved seat.  For $50 you can purchase a pit pass.  Again, for an extra $5 you can have a reserved seat with the pit pass. Children from 7-11 get in for $10, under 7 are free.

This Week's Racing Calendar can be found here.

Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series (http://urcsprints.com/):

GRANDVIEW URC SEASON FINALE SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18

Halloween Party On The Hill. . . . . . . .
GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES 2014 SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM
The season finale of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. 

URC SET FOR GRANDVIEW SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

URC’s 67Th Season Finale set for Grandview Saturday, October 18
DAVIE FRANEK SOON TO ENTER ANOTHER PAGE OF HISTORY INTO THE BOOKS OF THE URC

In the sixty-seventh consecutive season of URC, Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ is looking to enter his name as URC Champion Driver into the “rich in history” record books of the United Racing Company. 

(10/13/14)

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(10/12/14)

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(10/11/14)

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(10/10/14)


When Taylor Ferns hits the track this weekend, for a pair of races in Ohio, she will have a new look to her car as Eco-Mend has come on-board as the primary sponsor of her No. 55F winged sprint car. The sponsorship of Ferns will be Eco-Mend’s first involvement in the world of motorsports. Eco-Mend is a Michigan-based, small business that specializes in environmentally conscious remediation.



The Best of Both Worlds: Taylor Ferns to Race 360 & 410 Sprint Cars this Weekend

Taylor Ferns has expanded her horizons quite a bit this season, venturing full-on into the world of 410-winged sprint car racing. She will add another item to her resume this weekend as she makes her first-career 360-winged sprint car start, along with also competing in her familiar 410-winged machine. Ferns will begin the weekend in her 360-winged sprint car at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, before hopping in her 410-car for a visit on Saturday night to the famed Eldora Speedway, also in Ohio.








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(10/7/14)

Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series (http://urcsprints.com/)

{Sad News }
URC Hall of Famer Passes Away

John Wergland Sr. 89, passed away peacefully Oct. 1, 2014
at Hope Hospice. Formerly from So. Plainfield, N.J. Residing in Cape
Cape Coral FL the past 24 years.
John has lived and breathed racing for almost 70 years, with the amazing photographs that he has accumulated over the years, along with his friends Bruce Craig and Ace Lane he will live on in racing history.


Ed Terry took him to see his first race at New Market Speedway at the age of 8 years old. When he was around 15 years old he joined Pappy Hough as part
of his crew. He bought his first car from Diz Wilson from Mitchell Indiana in December of 1960. A few of the over 50 legendary drivers that drove the “Wergland Chevy”, E&M and Spot Oil car were Mario Andretti, Garry
Bettenhausen, Wally Dallenbach, Red Reigel, Jud Larson, Carl Bergkvist, Leroy Felty, Ed Terry, Bob Wilkey, Jan Opperman, Toby Tobias, Bob Shaw.
Living with the dreadful disease Alzheimer’s John’s memories faded, the one
thing that remained constant was his passion for the sport of racing.
To his end he proudly carried a folded piece of paper in his pocket on it was brief
story of his career as a sprint car owner and a list of the drivers that drove for him through out his career. Along with this paper he carried a small picture of the
number 36 car with Chuck Gurney behind the wheel. As he would hand them the paper He would always ask, so proudly, "Have you ever heard of Mario Andretti,
he’s the most famous race car driver in the world. He drove for me…………."
When he could no longer tell his story we were proud to tell it for him.
The love for racing continues in his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his five children, Nancy and Robert Landis of PA, John and
Debra Wergland of N.J., Donna Caruso, Marlene and Sal Pampinella and Janet Faerber of FL He is also survived by 11 grand children and 6 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held October 17, 2014 at 2pm at Healthpark Hospice in Ft Myers Fl. The family is also planning a celebration of John’s life
up north once the details have been worked out we will repost.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Hope Hospice
or a charity of your choice in memory of John Wergland.
You can go to Affordable Cremations www.dignifiedcremations.com and sign
John’s guest book.

{better news }
URC SIGNS ON WITH HOOSIER FOR 2015

URC SIGNS ON WITH HOOSIER, RACE DATES BEING SCHEDULED FOR 2015, ALL EVENTS FULL POINT RACES FOR THE COMING SEASON

Although the 2014 Rislone URC Sprint Series is still underway, URC is already making plans for the 2015 season.



(10/5/14)

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{Sad news } 


Now for the better news





Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series (http://urcsprints.com/ ):

October 4th
Cherokee Speedway
MORGAN TURPEN POCKETS $2,000 FOR IMPRESSIVE WIN IN USCS/URC SHOOT OUT SATURDAY NIGHT AT CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY
Click for Full Recap

Top 10 Teams by points:
1. Davie Franek (1369)
2. Randy West (1251)
3. Josh Weller (1232)
4. Ed Aikin (1210)
5. Curt Michael (1161)
6. Troy Betts (1096)
7. Robbie Stillwaggon (1072)
8. Brian Carber (969)
9. Jonathan Swanson (944)
10. Jimmy Stitzel (907)

Saturday, October 18th (13 days away)
URC Feature-only Event at Grandview Speedway
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(10/4/14)

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(10/3/14)

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Courteousy  The Rislone / URC Sprint Series (http://urcsprints.com/):
CAROLINA WEEKEND FAST APPROACHING, OCTOBER 3 & 4

CAROLINA WEEKEND SET FOR URC WITH STOPS AT CAROLINA SPEEDWAY & CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 3 & 4

The Rislone URC Sprints will team up with the USCS Sprints for the 6th Annual Carolina Thunder. 
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Courteousy Bridgeport Speedway (http://www.bpspeedway.com/ ) :

FRIESEN WINS CAREER FIRST IN FRIENDS OF MIKE EVENT

Courteousy SpeedwayMedia.com (http://www.speedwaymedia.com/):


Tracy Hines has been close a couple of times this year to winning on the dirt with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He has four more chances to take his Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike to Victory Lane, with three of those coming this weekend in the Gold Crown Midget Nationals.

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(9/28/14)

Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series (http://urcsprints.com/):

September 27th
Selinsgrove Speedway
MACH1 $10,000 TO WIN NATIONAL OPEN FALLS TO AARON OTT SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
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URC Names 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Posted: September 26th, 2014
It is always a difficult decision inducting the new Hall of Fame members. The list is long of people with incredible accomplishments in URC along with those whose support made URC's long storied history possible. URC has selected five individuals to the 2014 class of Hall of Famers. Here are the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees:

Leroy Felty
No driver was more charismatic in the 1970’s on the United Racing Club trail than Leroy Felty. But his charm was coupled with a fierce driving style that made him one of the top sprint car drivers of his era. Leroy won his first URC title in 1971 over such names as Buck Buckley and Harry Benjamin with 15 wins to his credit that season. He was a bridesmaid to Harry Benjamin in the 1972 URC point chase with 3 wins, but rebounded in 1973 to win his second championship over Carl Bergkvist. Felty won 7 times in 1973 and continued his winning ways into the late 1970’s. URC is honored to induct Leroy Felty into the URC Hall of Fame.

John Wergland
John Wergland has a very storied history with URC that spanned over 3 decades. John started his racing career at age 15 when he joined the crew of the legendary Pappy Hough team. He became a URC car owner in 1960 and over a 25 year period fielded some of the biggest names in sprint car racing. Amongst his drivers were Mario Andretti, Red Riegel, Al Unser, Bobby Marvin, Johnny Rutherford, and Carl Bergkvist to name a few. John has 19 career URC wins to his credit with many different drivers. The Wergland Chevy was a threat at each and every event they attended. URC is proud to induct John Wergland to the URC Hall of Fame.

Clay Parks
Clay Parks is an executive of the Bars Products Corporation, a trusted and very valued member of the Bars Family, who overseen the company’s 20-year Tour sponsorship with the URC. Clay is more than a face associated with a sponsor; Clay is a true friend of URC. Clay always ensured URC had the tools needed to meet their sponsorship requirements, and always went the extra mile for URC, despite being busy traveling worldwide for Bars Leaks/Rislone. Clay even flew out from Michigan to pay respect to URC’s fallen hero, Kramer Williamson. It is his good nature, professionalism, and friendship that earned Clay Parks a spot in the URC Hall of Fame.


Don Kerr
If ever there was a car owner for the ages, it would certainly have been Don Kerr . Kerr entered the URC scene without much attention until he hired a modified driver with a long list of credentials…enter Glenn Fitzcharles. Kerr’s cars were always immaculately prepared and rarely suffered any mechanical problems. Kerr would dominate in 1987 and many subsequent seasons with 21 incredible wins in the 1987 season alone…yes, 21 wins in a season! Kerr was a quiet man, and a man who would help any of his fellow competitors in the pits and loved racing with URC. In 1988, he garnered 12 wins with Fitzcharles at the helm, and continued his winning ways until his retirement. Kerr won 4 straight URC car owner championships. It is Kerr’s high standards of performance above and beyond the norm that earns him a coveted spot in the URC Hall of Fame.

Charlie Cathell
Throughout our 67 year history, URC has raced for many promoters. Charlie Cathell has hosted more URC events than any other promoter in URC history. Charlie has always provided racers with a great racing surface for decades. Charlie and his family have put their heart and soul into their speedway and take great pride in providing their racers with a first class facility. Charlie has hosted as many as 10 URC events in a single season. Charlie continues to be a supporter and friend of URC. Charlie’s unparalleled support of URC has earned him a place in the URC Hall of Fame.




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Born on date  11/14/08
 
Now for the reason for creating this site
 
This site was created by me because of frustations with other internet service providers, and is for the use of anyone who's interested in anything about NASCAR. 
 
  However,over time I hope to add other auto racing news,from other auto racing series / venues ,in the hopes of having something here for everyone to enjoy.
 
Now for a little bit about me ,
 
 
I'm Joe,from New Jersey. I've lived in the Garden State for most of my life.  It's also where I've been fighting,to get a major NASCAR track built somewhere in the NYC/NJ area for many years now.
I am also "foot soldier" / bill collector for the electric company.So I do work days. Therefore the best time to check for any updates is after 8 pm,on weeknights.  But just about any time on weekends !!!
My favorite current driver : KASEY KAHNE
I'm also a fan of :Martin Truex Jr. ( Hey ! He's a "Jersey Guy" !!! I was rooting for him since I first saw him racing .and winning,as a 17 year old,in the modified division at Wall Stadium ( now known as Wall Speedway ) !!!
My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
My favorite NASCAR Track : Dover
My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
 
My favorite actors/actresses : Tom Hanks, John Wayne,Kiefer Sutherland ,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Rene Zellweiger
 
My Favorite movies : Star Wars ( all 6 of them),
Lord of the Rings (ALL OF THEM),
Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
Batman ( the ones with Michael Keaton,and Christian Bale ! The rest of them...blech ! Sorry Adam West ! I used to like the old "campy" BATMAN tv shows. But then I grew up !)
 
Favorite TV shows :
MASH !!!
Cheers,
Seinfeld,
Bones
 
House
 
 
24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz !(Always,and forever !!!)
 
New for 2014 !
24: Live Another Day !
Almost Human
 
Sleepy Hollow  !!!  & The Following ! (my newbies for 2013 !)
 
 
Law and Order : SVU
 
 
Touch
 
 
Person of Interest
 
 
 
 
Favorite all time master sleuth :
Sherlock Holmes !
(as portrayed by Jeremy Brett !)
 
Favorite Comedy Routine :
"Who's on First ? "
Needless to say my favorite comedy team is ....
Abbott & Costello !!!
 
My other interests other than NASCAR :
My family
The New York Yankees ( I was BORN a Yankee fan !!!)
The New York Giants
The New Jersey / now Brooklyn Nets
The New York Knicks
The Hawthorne Caballeros "all age" & Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Golden Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drun & Bugle Corps
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly of Garfield NJ.Now they currently are based in Allentown,Pa.)
Do I give you the impression that I also love Drum & Bugle Corps? I could go on with the many corps that I really enjoy !
I was a snare drummer in high school !
 
I truly hope that you enjoy visiting my site. I also hope that you will come back often,and that you tell your friends & family about it.
 
P.S.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
Personal note from me. ( AKA Site disclaimer...or something like that ! )
If you see something here that you would like to use on your website / newsletter / whatever. Please feel free to do so.
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Thank You,
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