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Southern California Sprint Car championship contender Brody Roa is pleased to announce that HD Industries will be backing his racing efforts throughout the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series campaign.

The announcement came after a meeting with HD Industries officials just before Roa hopped on a plane to head to this week’s Performance Racing Industries Trade Show in Indianapolis.  Roa and the team are ecstatic to have the HD Industries logo on the side panels of the famous Shaver powered BR Performance sprint car for the upcoming campaign.

“It means everything to have HD Industries back on board with us for the 2020 season,” Roa said from the airport before departing to Indy.  “We want to go out and win the CRA championship for them.  With their help and help from our other sponsors, we feel we have a good shot at doing that.”

In addition to HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Baldwin Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, Wilwood Brakes, Biker Bruce Fisher and Norma Leonard are already on board for 2020.  The team hopes to announce additional sponsors after the PRI show.

In 2019, Roa competed full time in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series.  He won five main events between the two and finished third in the USAC/CRA title chase.  In addition, he won the Southwest Series championship.  For the 2020 season, things will change a bit. 

“We will be running the #91R car in the USAC/CRA Series and will be looking for some rides to fill in the gaps in between those races,” the Garden Grove, California based racer said.  “We want to keep the #91R fresh for the late-season USAC/CRA races.  In addition, we will be running Tanner Grau’s car in some of the Southwest Series events.  We are looking for opportunities in other series as well.”      

For anyone who is looking for a championship and main event winning driver for their car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release.  He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team and its marketing opportunities, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

BRR PR

Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that longtime motorsports owner and visionary Felix Sabates will retire from the sport in 2020. Sabates, 74, founded SABCO Racing in 1987 and joined forces with current Owner Chip Ganassi in 2001, where it became known as Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

The duo combined to field cars in NASCAR’s top two divisions of competition and produced 43 total wins, including the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, and nine trips to the NASCAR Playoffs. Both cars driven by Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson won races in 2019 and made the post-season, with Larson advancing to the Round of 8 – the furthest a CGR car has ever advanced since the Playoff system began.

In addition to NASCAR, Sabates and Ganassi fielded entries in IMSA, where they won seven championships, 64 races, including a record eight Rolex 24 At Daytona races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

 

NOTES OF INTEREST:

  • NASCAR Involvement: For decades, Sabates has been a trusted community leader throughout the Charlotte region for a myriad of reasons, but most notably because of his business, civic and philanthropic endeavors for over 40 years.  This fun-loving Cuban-American also is one of the most widely known and respected team owners in the NASCAR garage — a result of his over 30 years in the sport, his keen business sense, his close relationship with the France family and most of all because he is simply a “good guy."
  • Ventures in Other Sports: Sabates, who has been a Charlotte resident since 1963, has always had a soft spot in his heart for sports. In 1988, he became an original owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team and played a key role in negotiating with the NBA to grant Charlotte a franchise. He also is the only person who had ownership in the original Hornets to still have an ownership stake with Michael Jordan in the Charlotte Hornets. He also has been an owner of the East Coast Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, which won the league championship in 1995. In addition, in the early 1980s, he started the first indoor professional soccer team and was one of the first investors of the World Football League.
  • Philanthropy: Sabates is well known for his many philanthropic contributions and has received several honors and awards for his generosity. Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina has named its dining hall after him, Elon College and UNC Charlotte bestowed upon him Honorary Doctorate degrees and he received a "Special Blessing" in writing from Pope John Paul II. Sabates became a member of the philanthropic Dream Makers Society of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, Fla., in recognition of his 12-year commitment to and support of special fundraising events. In his honor, the Felix Sabates Athletic Center was dedicated in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in November 2000. The facility is the largest Boys and Girls Club in the state. He also is a large contributor to the Levine Children’s Hospital, which bears a special plaque in his honor is in the main lobby. Sabates has contributed much money to and served on the board of Atrium Health Care system for over 30 years while also being a member of the Atrium Health Foundation Board.

 

QUOTEBOARD:

  • Chip Ganassi, Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “Where do you even begin to describe Felix Sabates? He’s done so much for the sport of racing. I teamed up with him almost 20 years ago, and he’s been a great business partner and an even better friend. In that time, the only thing we’ve had an argument over was who was picking up the tab at dinner. Felix helped me develop as an owner as well as an individual. His track record in this sport certainly sets the bar high for anyone that follows. I’m proud to call him a friend and wish him all the best.”
  • Felix Sabates, Co-Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “I look back to the 1980s when I first started in this sport, and I can tell you that the landscape has really changed. It’s been challenging at times, and tremendously rewarding watching the sport grow. When I started the NASCAR team, it was just a different time —a smaller regional sport. Then NASCAR grew and grew into a big business and continued to grow after my partnership with Chip. I’m proud of what I’ve done over the last 30 years. I have friendships that will last a lifetime. I hope that what I have tried to give back to the sport — whether it be bringing NASCAR to Mexico or being instrumental in starting the sports car program with Chip — will be equal to what the sport has taught and given me. I’ve always said that I never wanted to be an old man walking around at the track; this is my way of honoring that commitment I made to myself years ago. I wish Chip and his teams all the success in the world and will be keeping a close eye on the sport from afar and maybe even make an appearance from time to time.”

CGR PR

The buzz around the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model tour is already getting loud with the release of the 2020 schedule on Thursday at the Performance Racing Industry show.

Twenty-nine races across 33 days and seven states will make up the new schedule, which includes 20 returning tracks from this past year’s schedule.

Friday and Saturday night shows will each pay $10,000 to the winner; the other days of the week will serve as $5,000-to-win shows. Racing will commence six days a week; Mondays are the only pre-scheduled off days.

The race to the $25,000 championship check is once again divided into five sections, each with their own weekly point fund. Kickoff Week begins June 16 with a visit to the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IL, which produced one of the best races seen on the 2019 tour as Mike Marlar picked up his fifth career Summer Nationals victory.

Legends Week action gets underway on June 23 at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL, and also features a date with Granite City’s Tri-City Speedway on June 26. As one of the most talked-about Feature endings on the tour this past summer, Kyle Bronson swiped the lead (and the win) away from familiar foe Tyler Erb in the final turns after making contact upon corner entry to become the 100th different driver to ever win a Feature in tour history.

Independence Week begins with the only stop in the state of Tennessee on June 30 at Clarksville Speedway. The Summer Nationals tour has not seen the likes of Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway in over 11 years, and that will be changing on July 3 when the Late Models roll into the Eldon, Missouri, venue for the first time since 2008.

Challenge Week is scheduled to begin with a race on Tuesday, July 7 and another to follow, both to be announced at a later date. Macon Speedway’s Herald & Review 100 always produces some of the roughest and toughest racing seen all summer, and will be back for its 40th edition on July 9, just one year after St. Charles, MO-native Gordy Gundaker went back-to-back in the 100-lapper this past year.

Finally, Champions Week will wrap-up the points battle and determine a tour champion, starting with a date on July 14 at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana. Three-straight dates in Michigan will follow (Butler Motor Speedway, Thunderbird Speedway, Tri-City Motor Speedway) before things come to a close in Ohio at Oakshade Raceway for the 21st straight year on July 18.

2019 Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Late Model national champion Brian Shirley will be crowned at the annual DIRTcar Racing banquet in Springfield, IL on Jan. 11.

For all of the latest and greatest news about the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models, stay tuned to our website and social channels (Twitter/Facebook @SummerNationals).

Click here for the full DIRTcar Summer Nationals schedule.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedule was also released on Thursday. While a number of events will run in conjunction with the Summer Nationals tour, the tour itself will kick off a week earlier, June 11-13, at Tyler County Speedway in West Virginia. It will also conclude at the Prairie Dirt Classic on July 31-Aug. 1 at Fairbury Speedway.

Overall, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour will race 29 times in seven different states between June 11 and Aug. 1.

Click here for the full DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedule.

Back again for 2020 is the DIRTVision FAST PASS, which race fans can purchase at $39 per month and watch every single Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series race live, all season long

DirtCAR Series PR

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) announces the United States Auto Club (USAC) .25 Series (quarter midgets) will join the INDYCAR Race Weekend at America’s Premier Short Track. For the first time in 11 years, a USAC series will return with the NTT IndyCar Series at Richmond as part of a speed-themed festival on June 25-28, 2020.

“Richmond Raceway has a storied 74-year history with motorsports, so we look forward to welcoming the USAC.25 series, along with the NTT IndyCar Series, for our loyal fans at America’s Premier Short Track next summer,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The future stars of the sport will showcase their skills over the INDYCAR Race Weekend as part of a weekend festival built around speed.”

Quarter midgets are kid-size cars that are approximately 1/4 the size of a full-size open-wheel midget. Although quarter midget racing dates back over 60 years, the USAC.25 Series is only 12 years old. There are over 45 USAC.25 clubs around the nation with thousands of kids, ages 5-12, and their families participating in sanctioned races. Some notable graduates of quarter midgets include Jeff Gordon, A.J. Foyt, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Ed Carpenter, and Sarah Fisher.

This will be the first time in USAC.25’s 12-year history that it competes at Richmond. USAC had the Silver Crown Series compete as part of the INDYCAR Race Weekend in 2008-2009 at America’s Premier Short Track. Richmond hosted INDYCAR for nine events between 2001-2009. Richmond was the first track less than one-mile that hosted an INDYCAR race.

The USAC.25 Series will race on a temporary 1/20th of a mile-long track located on the frontstretch in the Midway at Richmond. Approximately 200 entries from all over the nation will be competing on Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2020. The full race weekend schedule will be announced at a later date.

“What an amazing opportunity this will be for our USAC.25 families and competitors to experience Richmond Raceway,” said Danielle Frye, National Director, USAC.25 Series. “To be able to race at America’s Premier Short Track on the same weekend as the NTT IndyCar Series makes its return back to Richmond even more exciting. This track always produces great racing and we are thrilled to expose our young drivers to this awesome facility.”

The USAC.25 Series has been paired with the NTT IndyCar Series over the two years at ISM Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and Circuit of the Americas. The 2020 national schedule also features visits to Daytona International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. For the full 2020 USAC.25 Series schedule, visit usac25.com.

Tickets for the INDYCAR Race Weekend at America’s Premier Short Track start at $25 with special youth 16-and-under pricing at $10. Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

For more information on INDYCAR and the NTT IndyCar Series, visit indycar.com.

Richmond Raceway PR

Team Penske and XPEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: XPEL) a leading provider of automotive paint protective film and window tint, today announced a multi-year partnership. XPEL will be the primary sponsor of the No. 1 Dallara/Chevrolet driven by reigning and two-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion Josef Newgarden for two races in 2020. XPEL will also serve as the “Official Protective Film Partner of Team Penske.”

The partnership with Team Penske – the most successful team in motorsports history – represents the first racing sponsorship for the San Antonio, Texas-based company. Newgarden will race the No. 1 XPEL Dallara/Chevrolet in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 9 and in the Texas Indy 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) on June 6. XPEL will build on the partnership and become a primary sponsor for a third IndyCar Series race with Team Penske in 2021 and beyond.

“We are excited to welcome XPEL to Team Penske in 2020,” said Roger Penske. “Motorsports provides a great opportunity to build the XPEL brand and we hope to build on a lot of business-to-business opportunities with their group. We look forward to delivering for XPEL both off and on the track as they compete with Josef and the defending champion No. 1 Chevy team starting next season.”

XPEL is a global company that offers high-quality products, world-class customer support and a vast network of trained installers. Through partnership with Team Penske, the company expects to generate maximum brand recognition among core marketing segments including dealers as well as consumers.

“We have thought about motorsports for quite a while, but we wanted to make sure we partnered with the right team,” said XPEL CEO Ryan Pape. “No one matches the success, class and integrity of Roger Penske, Team Penske and Penske Automotive Group. We are thrilled to be associated with Josef Newgarden as he is a proven winner. He will have plenty of support from our network of employees and dealers both at Texas and at Indianapolis.”

Since he joined Team Penske in 2017, Newgarden has captured two of the last three IndyCar Series championships. The native of Tennessee has produced 14 IndyCar Series victories in his career and he is the defending race winner at Texas Motor Speedway.

“When you race for Team Penske you are certain of two things – you will be in well-prepared cars with a chance to win every week and you will get a chance to represent some outstanding partners,” said Newgarden. “It is an honor to be the first race car driver to represent XPEL and I’m excited about carrying their brand at two fantastic venues next season. Partnerships are the lifeblood of our sport and I can’t wait to get XPEL to Victory Lane.”

Team Penske PR

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) hosted its 6th Annual Spirit of Giving luncheon, which is a celebration of the chapter's annual opportunity to provide grant funding to local non-profit children's organizations in the community.
 
During the event, each organization was individually recognized and received its grant check from SCC Kentucky Chapter Director TJ Ilhardt and Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger.
 
“One of our biggest thrills at Kentucky Speedway is to honor and assist the many great children’s organizations in our region,” said Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger. “We always look forward to this day each year. We are especially thankful for the opportunity to be able to build partnerships with these incredible organizations and help improve the lives of children on our community,” said SCC Kentucky Chapter Director TJ Ilhardt
 
Since its inception in 2011, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC has distributed more than $1.2 million in funding and assistance in its service area, which includes the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. With help from corporate partners, volunteers, board members, local community groups and race fans throughout the region, the Kentucky Chapter is honored to award $97,000 in funding this fiscal year to the following 31 local non-profit children’s organizations:
 
  • Awake Ministries (Shelbyville, KY)
  • Buckhorn Children and Family Services (Buckhorn, KY)
  • CancerFree KIDS Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance (Loveland, OH)
  • The Caring Place (Lebanon, KY)
  • CASA of Lexington (Lexington, KY)
  • The Center for Courageous Kids (Scottsville, KY)
  • Dare to Care Food Bank (Louisville, KY)
  • Decatur County 4 Kids Prevent Child Abuse Council, Inc. (Westport, IN)
  • Diocesan Catholic Children's Home (Fort Mitchell, KY)
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
  • Down Syndrome of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
  • The Dragonfly Foundation (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County (Carrollton, KY)
  • Educational Excellence Foundation of Gallatin County (Warsaw, KY)
  • Gallatin County Food Pantry (Warsaw, KY)
  • God's Pantry Food Bank (Lexington, KY)
  • HOPE for Gallatin County (Warsaw, KY)
  • Kentucky Intensive Family Services (Fort Thomas, KY)
  • Kids Cancer Alliance (Louisville, KY)
  • Master Provisions (Florence, KY)
  • Meeting the Needs Ministry (Owenton, KY)
  • Mentoring Plus (Newport, KY)
  • My Blanket Buddies (Georgetown, KY)
  • New Life Furniture Bank (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center (Fort Mitchell, KY)
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY)
  • Special Olympics Kentucky (Frankfort, KY)
  • St. Joseph Infant and Maternity Home (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank (Cincinnati, OH)
  • The Toy Chest Foundation (Lexington, KY)
  • UpSpring (Cincinnati, OH)
 
The Kentucky Chapter is one of eight chapters in the Speedway Children’s Charities family, which distributed over $2.9 million as a whole in 2019. This brings the total allocation amount to more than $58.3 million since the national non-profit was founded in 1982.
 
To find out how you or your company can become more involved with the Kentucky Chapter of SCC or for additional information about its 2020 fundraising efforts, please visit their website at http://kentucky.speedwaycharities.org/. The organization can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching “SCCKentucky.”
KYSCC PR
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) will see a familiar face return while a new, young, and winning driver will join the organization in 2020.  Michael McDowell will once again pilot the No. 34 Ford Mustang and John Hunter Nemechek will join the impressive 2020 Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year class in his first full season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Nemechek will race the No. 38 Ford Mustang as FRM returns to a two-car operation.
Nemechek, who finished seventh in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship in 2019, comes to FRM with an impressive resume that includes six NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series wins and one NASCAR Xfinity Series win. He also has two poles in the Truck Series and one pole in the Xfinity Series. Nemechek made three starts for FRM at the end of the 2019 season and was impressive in his Cup debut at Texas Motor Speedway. He will work with crew chief Seth Barbour.
 
"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to drive for Bob Jenkins and Front Row Motorsports," said Nemechek. "Having driven the last three races with this team in 2019, I feel like we already have a foundation to start the 2020 season. I'm looking forward to continuing to build FRM."
 
McDowell will return for his third full season with Front Row Motorsports and again team with crew chief Drew Blickensderfer. The 12-year Cup series driver once again helped FRM grow in 2019. McDowell earned several all-time team-best marks last season - including giving FRM its best qualifying position at seven tracks and team-best finish at two. McDowell also gave FRM two Top-Five finishes in 2019, including finishing fifth in the Daytona 500.
 
"As an organization, we have made a lot of strides with the help of all our partners of our program," said McDowell. "I'm ready to build on that momentum with Drew and the rest of our team. We've always had steady growth and I think we're going to continue to see that next season."
 
Front Row Motorsports has competed full-time in NASCAR's premier series since 2009. The 2020 season will mark Front Row Motorsports' eleventh with Ford Performance, the team's manufacturing partner since expanding to a multi-car organization in 2010.
 
"We are looking to the future with a young talent like John Hunter Nemechek," said Owner, Bob Jenkins. "John Hunter impressed us at the end of last season, he comes from a racing family, and he's a winning driver. We believe that we can grow with him in the years to come.  
 
"Michael is a veteran leader who is determined to win in the Cup Series," continued Jenkins. "He gives our organization the experience we need to continue to get better. Most importantly, both Michael and John Hunter also fit our team values and are tremendous assets to our partners on-and-off the track."
 
FRM will announce team partners at later dates.
FRM PR

With a few old favorites, and several new venues lining the 2020 lineup, the first round of a scheduled 50 race slate has been released for 29th season of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

"We're looking forward to 2020. We have a lot of new tracks, and it's great that we've been able to bring back some that we haven't been too in a long time," commented National Scheduling Coordinator, Terry Mattox. "Our goal is to get between 50-55 shows for these teams every year. That seems to be the magic number for this series, and also get some our swings where they have more dates. I feel like we got that done and with the TBA's that we have, we should be right where we need to be. Just ironing out a few final details."
Starting the season on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, the series returns to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the first time since 2012 before moving to California for a trio of nights. Like Canyon, it has been eight years since the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network has graced "Golden State" soil.
Kicking off with a new venue, the series will head to Merced Speedway on Friday, March 6, followed by the return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday, March 7, with the second new stop on the tour coming in the form of Petaluma Speedway on Sunday, March 8.
Still working out the following weekend, the next event on the lineup right now is the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals at the famed Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.
U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday, April 17, the series will begin moving east to the third new stop for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network as Volunteer Speedway welcomes the series on Saturday, April 25.
Continuing to Pennsylvania for the third time, Williams Grove Speedway is slated for Friday, May 1 with Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday, May 2. Back in Indiana, the series will take another shot at Plymouth Speedway on Thursday, May 7 with the series back at I-96 Speedway in Michigan on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.
Back on Illinois' Tri-City Speedway for the first time since 2010, the series rolls in on Friday, May 15 with the following night still in the works. Lakeside Speedway during NASCAR Weekend at Kansas Speedway on Thursday, May 28 is followed by Creek County Speedway on Saturday, May 30.
Into the month of June, things kick off on Saturday, June 6 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo before teams make the trek to the Northwest. With June 12 and June 13 still in the works, eyes look ahead to the Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 with the $15,000 to win Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup following June 25, 26, and 27.
Pointed back towards the mid-west, the stops along the way include the Grizzly Nationals on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at Montana's Gallatin Speedway, followed by a second swing to Missouri's U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday, June 17.
Two of the oldest stops with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Riverside International Speedway, aka. "The Ditch" takes center stage on Thursday, July 23 followed by Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on Saturday, July 25.
Lawton Speedway on Saturday, August 1 sets things up for a run through Iowa with the 30th annual My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The three night, $15,000 to win affair takes place August 6, 7, and 8 with the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway going live on Tuesday, August 11.
Still in the works on Saturday, August 22, the next confirmed date moves back into Illinois with the series return to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, August 28 with Sunday, August 30 to be announced at a late date.
September begins with the Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway on Saturday, September 12 with the following weekend worth $10,000 to the winner of the 9th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Back on the lineup for the fist time since 2015, the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tire at I-30 Speedway is worth $10,041 with races on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3. Devil's Bowl Speedway and the Winter Nationals follow on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 27 with the season again wrapping up during NASCAR Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24.
Any changes, updates, and additions will be announced as they are confirmed.
For the 2020 season, the traveling staff of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will remain with Matt Ward as the National Director. Ashleigh Ward will head timing and scoring with Bryan Hulbert serving as Publicist and Announcer for the series. Terry Mattox will serve as the chief starter when his schedule allows, and continues work on the lineup of events.
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Events for MAVTV will be announced in the coming weeks. Racinboys.com will continue to broadcast events live.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).
ASCS PR

Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. (TRD), who is celebrating its 40th anniversary of American motorsports heritage this year, is in the design phase of developing a sprint car engine to meet World of Outlaws regulations.

“We’re excited to design and ultimately see Toyota compete in sprint cars,” said Tyler Gibbs, general manager of TRD. “We have, and will continue to enjoy our time in midget racing, and look forward to this expansion into sprint car competition. This provides us an opportunity to not only design a new engine, but also to expand our grassroots racing presence and continue to seek out and develop up-and-coming talent.”

TRD is currently working with established engine builders Speedway Engine Development, Inc. and Rider Racing Engines, as well as All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Inc. and Mobil 1™ to develop the engine. Once designed, engine builders will be able to purchase TRD-sourced castings to build customer engines.  The castings will be available in late 2020 in advance of the 2021 season.  The aluminum block engine will meet the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, USAC and other sprint car series rules, both in 410ci and 360ci displacements.

In late 2007, Toyota debuted a Toyota 360 engine for USAC Silver Crown competition, which was a derivative of the cast iron eight-cylinder Toyota engine used in the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Truck Series. The program has seen 22 victories, one driver’s championship (Jerry Coons Jr., 2008), two team titles (2008 and 2012) and is still run on occasion in the series.

Toyota’s open-wheel dirt and pavement journey began in 2006. Since then, Toyota has competed in national midget car racing in both the USAC and POWRi series with Toyota drivers winning more than 270 national midget car events and a combined 10 driver championships.

TRD currently supports customer racing programs with midget racing in USAC, POWRi and other series, the Lexus Motorsports IMSA program in the GTD category and the addition of the GT4 Supra customer program in 2020. Testing of the new sprint car engine is expected to take place in Summer 2020 with parts available for purchase late next fall in preparation for the 2021 season.

TRD PR

All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota has announced the schedule for its 66th year of racing competition, located @the Grounds in Roseville, Calif.  The second full season of NASCAR competition under the tutelage of Bill McAnally Racing Promotions will present 14 nights of competition.
 
Championship racing opens on April 11 with NASCAR Late Model twin main events plus Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4s, Jr. Late Models, Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros, and a Trailer Bash.
 
One of the most hotly contested races in 2019 was the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour 127.  The SRL returns on May 16 and September 26, each carrying special bonuses that push the posted awards above $30,000.  A full slate of weekly racing competition will be featured each SRL night as well.
 
On October 10 the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 will feature the nationally-televised ARCA Menards Series West, formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West.  Drivers will be battling for over $100,000 in awards including championships on the line in each of the six weekly divisions.
 
UTV racing returns after a tremendous debut this season, with four races scheduled for a 2020 championship series.  UTVs will be action on a special infield course on May 2, July 18, August 29, and October 17.  The popular Trailer Bash division returns for a five-race points series.  Metal grinding excitement hits the track during the season opener on April 11, followed by appearances on July 11, August 1, September 12, and October 24.
 
Enduro racing will be a big part of the 2020 season with a pair of races scheduled.  All American Speedway will celebrate the end of summer with the Back to School Bash on August 15, featuring Enduro racing plus kids UTV racing and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros. Special school themed activities and school participation will be a featured part of the event.  Pumpkin Smash Enduro closes the season on October 24 with pumpkin guts and soapy water all over the speedway.  The final trailer bash of the year will close the evening as well.
 
October’s Month of Mayhem includes the Malicious Monster Truck Tour for two shows on October 17 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 6pm.  Megasaurus will be making his Roseville debut while the UTVs will be staging their season finale as well.
 
All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota will celebrate its 2019 track champions on January 18th, 2020 @the Grounds in Roseville.  The Championship Awards Gala will honor drivers from all six weekly racing divisions at the NASCAR-sanctioned track.  Special guest Larry McReynolds will be the Master of Ceremonies and will be joined by other special guests still to be announced.
 
All told, more than 40 awards will be handed out with cocktail attire suggested for this special gala.  Purchase of ticket includes reserved table seating and a catered dinner by Randy Peters Catering.
 
Tickets are available by visiting www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com Prices are $45 until January 7th and increase to $55 available until January 14th.  Tables for ten are available for $400.00, before taxes and fees.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Door and raffle prizes will be offered along with a no host bar provided by @the Grounds.
 
2020 All American Speedway Schedule
Subject to Change
Saturday, April 11 - NASCAR Weekly Season Opener Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
 
Saturday, May 2 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races
Saturday, May 16 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
 
Saturday, June 13NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Special Guests To Be Announced!
 
Saturday, July 11 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, July 18 – NASCAR Weekly Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races & RV Demolition Derby
 
Saturday, August 1 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, August 15 – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH ENDURO, Kids UTV, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, August 29 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races *Bando National Qualifier*
 
Saturday, September 12 – Tribute to Heroes NASCAR Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, September 26 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
 
Saturday, October 10 – OCTOBER CLASSIC NAPA AUTO PARTS/Toyota 150 ARCA Menards Series West + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, October 17 – Malicious Monster Truck Tour (2 shows) + Megasaurus, UTV Nationals
Saturday October 24 – PUMPKIN SMASH ENDURO + Trailer Bash

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