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Right now there are two new tracks that are climbing on
board with tidbits for the 2011 race season. They include Caney Valley Speedway
in Caney, Kansas and I-44 Speedway in South OKC. Waiting on ads for both and
they will be posted asap along with the tracks website link.
Speaking of Caney Valley Speedway, I believe this is the
third year for track owner Kerry Gorby who has resurrected the quarter mile
facility to a “so-so” facility to a really nice venue for racing. While still
battling flood waters (as the track sits in a easily flooded area) the rest keeps
getting better and better as seasons go by. After dropping the modified
division mid-2010 race season, he has picked up the late models on a weekly
basis and is sanctioned by the DIRTCar series for 2011. This sets him in line
with Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri that races on Sunday nights as well as
the MARS and MDLMS DIRTCar series. To find out more on this Friday night track,
check out the website http://www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net.
As mentioned previous tidbits update, both Mid-America
Speedway and Caney Valley Speedway are working together this 2011 race season.
Speaking of Mid-America Speedway, USMTS president Todd
Staley and track owner Kenny Garris have reached an agreement and there will be
the USMTS show at the track on Friday night, March 11th. Stay tuned
for more details.
Spoke earlier of Bob Martin and his B&K Automotive, he is
selling out his #41 pro stock inventory and is going to field a two-car championship
sprint team with Josh Toho and Sheldon Barksdale as his drivers. They will
concentrate solely on the OCRS series.
MIA: Danny Wood of Norman was noticeably absent from Lucas
Oil ASCS competition the past couple of weeks. I understand he is fielding his
own sprint car team and will compete in area ASCS national and sooner region
shows as well as some NCRA sprint car events. He would have been down in Tucson
this weekend for the Copper on Dirt with the Lucas Oil ASCS national tour but
his trailer isn’t quite ready as for yet. Look for him to make his debut at the
Devils Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals on March 25-26th.
Two tracks will be having open play days this Saturday. They
include Creek County Speedway in Kellyville with gates opening at noon. Also
Lake Country Speedway in Ardmore will have their starting at 2:00 PM.
While at Mark’s Machine Shop to renew the Brill Motor
Speedway track ad for 2011, Mark informs that the champ sprint division at both
Brill and Creek County will pay $1500 to each tracks champ sprint champion. The
champ sprints will be the first ever sprint class sanctioned by the USRA thus
the $1500 to each champ sprint track champion.
Don’t forget that Brill Motor Speedway is running Friday
nights this year and Creek County Speedway will continue their Saturday night
shows. Both tracks will run the econo-sprints as well.
While the ASCS2 kicks off their 2011 season next weekend (February
25-26) along with the southern sport mods, almost everybody else is looking
forward to two weeks from this weekend and the Dirt Track Championships at
Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Modifieds and limited modifieds on Friday
and Saturday night while the SUPR late model series kicks off their 2011 season
at the track on Saturday night. If you haven’t been then you need to make plans
to attend. Let’s just hope the weather is halfway decent this year. And yes,
tidbits will be there and will take pictures in the pit area.
While I will reserve comment, NCRA has a new website and is
located at www.racencra.com. While there
is nothing at all wrong with the new site, developed by Dusty Weigert, I am old
school and will miss the one created by long-time NCRA guru John Rittenoure.
Don't forget that Western Flyer sport mods will be giving $1000 to any driver using a Western Flyer sport mod and wins a NCRA southern sport mod race in 2011. Details on requirements are located on the NCRA's website.
I have put in calls to Salina High Banks Speedway (Salina,
Oklahoma) and Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) and as soon as I find out
ticket information for the WoO sprint show (Salina) and the Lucas Oil Late
Model show I will post it here on tidbits.
Modified/sport mod driver Shawn Jorski and his wife, Sumer,
will be taken an active role in day to day activities at I-44 Speedway this
year. Track is still owned and operated by Kirk Berkley but will see many
official changes. Along with the Jorksi’s taken an active role, David Foley
(who had been a track official the past couple of years) will be the new
announcer with several officials (including scoring) from Dutton Speedway will
help with the track on Friday nights.
The tracks 2011 race season gets underway on Friday and
Saturday night, April 1-2, with the annual Ryan Craighead Memorial sanctioned
by the ASCS2.
Late model/modified driver Eric Turner, formally of Hermitage
but now residing in Springfield, Missouri, is looking for a late model ride.
Eric, who finished second In the MARS series point standings the past two years
to Terry Phillips, was suppose to drive the backup car for Pannell Motorsports out
of Broken Bow. The deal looks to have fallen through leaving Eric looking. He
informs he will take a race by race ride if that is what it takes to get in a
late model. With the $10,000 to win “Pelican” for late models next weekend in
Louisiana and the SUPR show at TMS one week later, this would be a good time to
get a smooth driver hired for your late model if you have one. If you are
interested then please email me and I will have him contact you.
The USMTS kicks off their season today through Saturday night at Royal Purple Speedway (Houston Raceway Park in Houston, Texas. Wednesday night saw 60 drivers show up for a three hour practice session. I will have full results posted here on tidbits once received. I was going to make it down there Friday night but my area is slammed at work and I will be lucky to get out of there by the needed 11:00 AM time. Still contemplating making the Saturday night finale and then back. Save motel costs that way.
Thinking there is more but obviously not, that is all for
this small edition of tidbits. If you have any newsworthy tidbits from
throughout the state or even surrounding states, please email them too me and I
will make sure you get credit if you so desire. Thank you all for your support
of this website as it is for you that I continue to find time to do this.
Take care and as always, watch out for the other guy!