This tidbits update is in hopes of my Rangers take care of those Yankees and make their first ever World Series appearance.
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Got a plain body on that race car of yours but would like to have some sort of graphics or numbers on it? Call Randy Sallee at Ramirez Motosports and Graphics. While he is based out of Woodward, it would be just a hop, skip and a jump for Randy to get you what you need. For all your graphic needs, give Randy and his Ramirez Motorsports and Graphics a call.
I am not sure about DIRT Performance but I think Randy has available the one way radios for you southern modified guys who are going to run the final NCRA events this weekend.
Billsbuilt Race Cars based out of Wichita, Kansas has a special for you modified guys wanting to go IMCA. Package cost is $13,700 while their pro package is selling for $17,500. To find out what all these specials come with, check out their website by clicking their ad or give owner Bob Bills a call direct. If you give him a call, please make sure you tell him you saw his ad on tidbits!
End of the season and guys are either selling or looking to be race trailers. Well, if that is the case, I got your hookup. NCRA southern modified regular and veteran Frank Graven and his Custom Shack Trailers is who you need to contact. Custom Shack Trailers have all your trailer needs and even more for those of you who are looking for a trailer, but maybe not enclosed or for another use. Make sure you give Frank and Custom Shack Trailers a call. Also, please tell them you saw their ad here on tidbits.
This weekend will see no less than three Fall/Winter Nationals taking place across the state with pretty good money being paid in all divisions.
First it is NCRA supporters at Elk Citys I-40 Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma and their Fall Nationals coming up this Friday and Saturday night! Modifieds and sport mods will compete for $1000 to win while street stocks will compete or $500 to win, bombers for $250. Gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday with racing set for 7:00 PM. Then on Saturday night the gates open at 2:00 PM with racing at 5:00 PM. Make sure you support Elk City as they have been faithful supporters of NCRA the past two years. For more race information and payouts, just click the banner above.
The 6th annual Jordan Page Nationals at Lake Country Speedway in Ardmore kicks off Friday and Saturday night featuring $2000 to win for USMTS type modifieds. Sport mods (bring your track rules) will be competing for $750 to win while factory/I-stock feature winner gets $700, Hobby/IMCA hobbys $500 and mini stocks/tornados $200. For purse information and grandstand information, click here http://lcsok.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1583 on the link.
For the first time in 10 years, the ASCS will be on hand as the Sooner region regulars will be at the big half mile at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee this coming Saturday night! Gates open at 5:00 PM with scheduled start time at 7:30 PM. All the tracks regular weekly divisions will also be competing. This will be the final points race for 2010 with 2005 sooner region champion Sean McClelland all but wrapping up his second championship. Joe Wood, Jr. sits just 132 points out but all Sean has to do is show up and all is good.
The first annual Bud Purkey Memorial is coming up this Friday and Saturday night at Mid-America Speedway in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma featuring the MLRA late models and their season finale. This is not a Mid-America Speedway promoted event but rather a Al Purkey promoted show. Al will be doing double duty as that of promoter and racer. But not just any late model racer on this night as he comes into the finale for MLRA with just a 4 point lead over Republic, Missouri driver Brad Looney. I noticed that MARS regulars Terry Phillips, Jeremy Payne and Eric Turner will also be on hand. Qualifying and pole dashes will be held on Friday nigth while all features will be run on Saturday night. Support divisions will be $1500 for modifieds while street stocks, factory stocks, pure stocks and turf tires will also be competing. For more information check out the website http://www.alpurkeyracing.com
and click on promions or call Al Purkey at 620-515-5201 or Jim White 620-515-3771. This will be the last big late model show in the area for 2011 so make sure you attend if you're a late model fan.
Due to incliment and severe weather expected Friday, the OctoberFast StockCar Nationals slated for Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday night, November 12-13.
Also the scheduled Mini Sprint World Nationals scheduled for Wild West Speedway in Clinton has been cancelled due to lack of pre-entries. The mini's has been added to the tracks annual Winter Nationals on November 12-14. Just click this link http://www.clintonmotorsportspark.com/?CFID=3940903&CFTOKEN=77792443for more race and full payout information.
You heard of "No Bag Fees" well, Enid Speedway will have "No Entry Fees" this coming Saturday night and Sunday afternoon for the 45th annual Enid Speedway Winter Nationals. It will also mark the last two points races for the O'Reilly/NCRA southern modifieds as both days will be seperate, full paying events. There will be a $25 entry fee for the NCRA southern modifieds, however but no entry fee for the modifieds, street stocks, factcory stocks, pure stocks and bombers. Complete show each day with payout both days. Click on this link http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php?fcode=d802f2622&f=100000778516779#!/photo.php?fbid=133565213360270&set=a.133483486701776.33671.100001203768363to get more information. Also on Saturday night will be the final points race on the 2010 race schedule for the OCRS sprinters. Jamie Passmore has wrapped up the season championship and looks to add to his series best 8 feature victories on the season. Former Fairgrounds Speedway competitor Shayla Waddell has found success on the road with OCRS as she has competed at all 22 events that were held and currently sits 7th in the point standings. Whit Gastineau, despite only competing in 12 races, is just 26 points out of the top ten.
Bus races at Enid Speedways Winter Nationals will be held on Sunday afternoon.
It should be a very eventful final two days for the NCRA southern modifieds as only 70 points seperate Dusty Buntin from Todd Decker. This means each race is important as the series gives heat race and "B" feature points too the drivers competing. I know NCRA stat man John Rittenoure will be on hand to cover the OCRS on Saturday night and he will take care of up to the minute point standings that night. Hopefully he will stick around and have the final point total figured out right after Sunday nights feature finale.
My understanding is at least five modified drivers from the Wichita, Kansas area are set to make the trip down for the weekend. That does not include Kansas invaders Troy and Brendon Gemmill but those two "okies" will also be competing.
Congratulations go out to Jeremy Campbell and the Danny King owned #e85 ICM/Ethanol team as they picked up the 2010 NCRA sprint car championship by 55 points over five time and defending series champion Garry Lee Maier. Jeremy won one event for the series this season and was on his way to his second this past Saturday night at Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas for the season finale before his motor blew.
Missing only four shows in 13 years, series regular Brian Powers picked up his first career NCRA championship this season.
Both Jeremy and Brian were also track champions at 81 Speedway in their respective divisions, a first in the history of NCRA.
Speaking of the big ASCS Sooner region finale at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee earlier, the track will switch to Friday night racing for the 2011 race season.
Also switching to Friday nights will be Brill Motor Speedway.
Want to give best wishes to Oklahoma Sports Park (Ada) promoter George Welch as he will be under the knife either this week or next week. It will be a string of surgeries for George, who will be in Dallas for his first cut with a knife.
To clarify a rumor, there was a promoter that got killed from Amarillo with his wife seriously injured in a traffic accident a couple of weeks ago but that was the promoter/owner of the cities drag strip, not Bill Worthen, owner and promoter at Route 66 Motor Speedway.
A big special thanks to Charles and Charlie Holley for hosting the second OKC racers reunion Tuesday night at their Holley's BBQ at the northeast corner of NW 39th and Portland. I would say just about double the amount of people from the first get together with this almost filled to capicity. My idle, Harold Leep, Tony Armstrong, Shane Carson, Chuck Poff, Hank Malone, Rick and Sheldon Barksdale, Stan Constant, Jeff Leep, Duke Hill, David Grace, David Lambert, Glen Hunter, John Stewart, Roger and Sheldon Leesekamp, Richard Harvey Sr.Brandon Jennings and I am sure more I didn't recognise and fail to remember were all on hand to make this a huge success. The next is scheduled sometime after the first of January 2011 with name tags more than likely being used to let all know who is who.
While getting there late, my 1986 USAC/NCRA champ car challenge didn't get to get played but I left it with Brian Satterwhite (brian26) and he will be posting the whole weekend on youtube asap. Stay tuned to relive the late Larry Rice stuffing of Donnie Crawford, followed by, what friend Dr. Pat Sullivan of USAC calls "the most controversial race in USAC history," the Rich Vogler/Jon Johnson fiasco - shown clearly on video.
That is all the damage for this edition of tidbits. Lasted longer than I had hope but with my Rangers getting rocked by them Yankees (5-0 in the third at last check), I am in no hurry to turn the tv back on.
Wherever you may roam, take care, be safe and as always - watch out for the other guy!