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Super Late Models dropped from Myrtle Beach Icebreaker

Myrtle Beach Speedway announced on Friday (1/11/19) that they would be dropping the Super Late Model portion of the 2019 Icebreaker via Facebook…

“Due to the low number of entrants and teams committed to Florida’s speedweek events, we have decided to cancel the Super Late Model portion of the IceBreaker.

With that being said however, we are still excited about the “4th Annual IceBreaker!” Great car counts are expected for the Late Models, Carolina Mini Stock Challenge, and Street Stocks. This will be the 2019 kick off event for Late Models in the region, and the second event for Mini Stocks and Street Stocks coming off their openers at neighboring Dillon Motor Speedway. Late Models will go 125 laps, while Mini Stocks and Street Stocks will be bumped up to 50 lap features each.

We hope to see you here for the green flag at 2:30 pm on February 2nd as we officially begin our 2019 season. For more details on this event and all things Myrtle Beach Speedway, please visit mbspeedway.com

This is the second time that MBS has had to remove Super Late Models from an event due to low entries.

Allison Legacy Series Reveals 2019 Schedule

The Allison Legacy Series has released thier 2019 Race Season Schedule which features 8 different tracks across North Carolina and South Carolina.

2019 SCHEDULE

Mar 30 Tri-County Speedway Hudson, NC

Apr 13 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC

Apr 27 Dillon Motor Speedway Dillon, SC

May 11 Hickory Speedway Hickory, NC

May 18 Anderson Speedway Williamston, SC

June 1 Caraway Speedway Sophia, NC

June 29 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, SC

July 20 Southern National Raceway Lucama, NC

July 27 Tri-County Speedway Hudson, NC

August 10 Hickory Speedway Hickory, NC

August 24 Dillon Motor Speedway Dillon, SC

Sept 14 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC

Sept 28 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC

Oct 12 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC

Oct 26 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC

Sanders prevails in Race #1 of CMSC Series | Results

Dillon, SC – The 2019 Race season officially begin this past Sunday as Dillon Motor Speedway hosted it’s Annual “New Year’s Bash.” The Bash is primarily recognized as the “Daytona 500” for Street Stock racers which draws between 40 to 50 of the nation’s best year after year. This year the $2,500 to Win Street Stock feature would be won by Gary Ledbetter Jr. who dominated by leading all 109 Laps.

The New Year’s Bash also includes racing in the Challenger, Mini-Stock, UCAR and Banger divisions. The Mini-Stock portion of the event was hosted by the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge Series presented by Accent Imaging. Robert Strmiska, Junior Snow, Michael Rouse, Shane Canipe, and Brandon Clements made up the Top 5 in qualifying.

The chaos began early in the Mini-Stock feature. Going into turn 1 on the first lap saw Pole Sitter and Race Leader get sideways in front of the field which slotted him back in the 5th or 6th position as the field raced down the backstretch. This was not the end of Strmiska’s problems.

On lap 5 the #09 of Canipe, who was leading at the time, lost power coming out of turn 4. This caused the field to stack up. Strimska and the #16 of Michael Tucker made contact which resulted in both cars slamming the inside wall near the front strech pit exit. There were 5 cars in total involved in this early incident.

After the problems of Strmiska and Canipe, the lead was handed over to the #51 of Snow. Snow would lead a handful of laps before turning the lead over to Michael Rouse. Snow later had mechanical issues and had to pull off. After all of the issues and a handful of restarts AJ Sanders had made his way up to the Top 3. Michael Rouse would hold the lead over AJ Sanders and Brandon Clements for multiple laps before he expirenced problems as well. Rouse’s #53 Racer Walsh Co. Mini Stock let out a large puff of smoke as he led the field into turn one. He developed engine issues which forced him to pull off as well.

As the race winded down, AJ Sanders would lead over Clements and 2018 Series Champion, Kris Hetu. Hetu was behind the wheel of the Red #01 that is normally piloted by his son, Aiden. Sanders was able to pull away from Clements and the rest of the field on long runs. There were multiple cautions and restarts towards the end of the race that allowed the field to bunch back up and have another shot at gaining positions.

In the end, Sanders was able to hold of Clements and Hetu to pick up the first win of the 2019 Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge Series season.

Full Results below…

  1. AJ Sanders
  2. Brandon Clements
  3. Kris Hetu
  4. Mike Stafford
  5. Patrick Arch
  6. Chris Macdonald
  7. Isaac Chandler
  8. Justin Owens
  9. Steve Scott
  10. Michael Rouse
  11. Shannon Ward
  12. Mike Heron
  13. Jamie Tucker
  14. Dennis Gammons
  15. Daniel Bentley
  16. Matt Briggs
  17. Jason Adams
  18. JR Snow
  19. Jesse Jonnes
  20. Chad Sykes
  21. Duane Walker
  22. Michael Tucker
  23. Robert Strmiska
  24. Shon Gibson
  25. Shane Canipe
  26. Randy Hewitt
  27. Thomas Parmlee (DNS)
  28. Bailey Miles (DNS)

The Next race for the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge series Presented by Accent Imaging will be on February 2nd at Myrtle Beach for the 2019 “Icebreaker”

Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge releases 2019 Schedule

The 2018 Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge Series saw big turnouts, hard racing, and a points battle that came down to the final race that saw Kris Hetu picking up the series Championship. The series will be returning in next season and has now released their 2019 schedule as seen below…

2019 RACE SCHEDULE

January 5th: Dillon Motor Speedway

February 2nd: Myrtle Beach Speedway

March 23rd: Southern National MP

April 12th: Ace Speedway

May 4th: East Carolina Motor Speedway

June 1st: Caraway Speedway

July 13th: Carteret Co. Speedway

August 3rd: East Carolina Motor Speedway

August 23rd: Wake Co. Speedway

Sept 14th: Dillon Motor Speedway

Oct 19th: Myrtle Beach Speedway

November 16th: Carteret Co. Speedway (4cyl Nationals)

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour releases 2019 Schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 35th season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will feature a mix of historic short tracks on the eastern seaboard as well as the second running of the 250-lap showcase event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

For the third straight season, the Whelen Modified Tour will kick off at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Speedway. The race on Saturday, March 16, will precede the return of the tour to Virginia’s South Boston Speedway.

Following the southern swing, the tour will kickoff the New England racing season as the headliner for a pair of landmark Connecticut race weekends: the 46th annual Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 7, and the 48th annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on Sunday, April 28.

The 16-race tour calendar visits seven states and features the return to Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey. The tour has run three events at the high-banked third-mile oval, most recently in 2007.

“The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule celebrates some of most iconic eastern short tracks,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR managing director for regional racing. “It’s a nod to the old school NASCAR Modified division racing from Connecticut to Virginia competing for championship points and bragging rights. After a tremendous 2018 season, we are even more excited about what 2019 will bring.”

This past year, Long Island’s Justin Bonsignore rolled off eight wins en route to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship. He out-distanced rising young star Chase Dowling and dethroned five-time tour champion Doug Coby to claim the top spot in the premier Modified series.

One of the highlights of 2018 was the inaugural Musket 250, a $25,000-to-win extra-distance championship event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dowling took advantage of a clash between Bonsignore and former tour champion – and 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver – Ryan Preece in the final turns of the final lap to score his first win and claim the biggest winner’s purse in tour history.

The 2019 race at New Hampshire will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Whelen Modified Tour will also be part of the Monster Energy Series weekend at the “Magic Mile” with its championship points event on Saturday, July 21. The annual all-star race for the tour will be held on the 1.058-mile speedway on Friday, July 20.

Other schedule highlights include:

  • Two premier northeastern tracks remain in place on the calendar: Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway will host the tour on Saturday, June 1. The tour’s trip to upstate New York and Oswego Raceway will be part of the track’s 63rd Annual Classic Week with the Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s.
  • Riverhead Raceway will host a pair of races: Saturday, July 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7. Bonsignore swept the two events at his home track in 2018.
  • The championship will conclude with the traditional races at Stafford and Thompson. First will be the 47th Annual NAPA Fall Final weekend at Stafford on Sunday, Sept. 29, followed by the crowning of the 2019 champion at the 57th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, Oct. 13.

2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

Date Track Location Laps
Sat, March 16 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, S.C. 150
Sat., March 30 South Boston Speedway South Boston, Va. 150
Sun, April 7 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn. 150
Sun, April 28 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn. 200
Sat, May 18 Wall Stadium Speedway Wall Township, N.J. 150
Sat, June 1 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, Mass. 150
Wed, June 5 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn. 125
Sat. July 6 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, N.Y. 200
Fri, July 19 ** New Hampshire Motor Speedway * Loudon, N.H. All Star
Sat, July 20 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. 100
Fri, Aug 2 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn. 150
Wed, Aug 14 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn. 150
Sat, Aug 31 Oswego Speedway Oswego, N.Y. 150
Sat, Sept 7 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, N.Y. 200
Sat, Sept 21 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. 250
Sun, Sept 29 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn. 150
Sun, Oct 13 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn. 150

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MAVTV to broadcast 2019 New Year’s Bash at Dillon

Dillon Motor Speedway posted the following Message and Photo on their Facebook page…

“Mark Your Calendars! The New Years BASH Is Always The Saturday After New Years Day! Dillon Motor Speedway And The 9th Annual New Years BASH January 4-5th, 2019! This Is Gonna Be BIG! Make Plans To Attend This National Event!!! Thanks To Long Time Friend And Broadcaster Bob Dillner For Added Support In 2019! Race Details Coming Soon!”

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Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and more. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

More info about MAVTV – http://www.MAVTV.com

More info about Dillon Motor Speedway – http://www.DillonMotorSpeedway.com

Ray Evernham aquires JRI Shocks

Mooresville, NC- Motorsports Icon and NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham announced today his acquisition of JRi Shocks, effective immediately. JRi Shocks founder, Jeff Ryan, will continue to play a leading role in the organization as a Partner and Vice President of Engineering.

“Since retiring from the competition side of NASCAR, I have been itching to find an opportunity to continue using my experience in business and engineering, so when JRi was presented to me it was a natural fit,” said Evernham, CEO and President of JRi Shocks. “I have worked with Jeff Ryan for more than 30 years and have always known he was one of the most innovative shock designers in the motorsports industry, but what really drew me to JRi is the work Jeff and his team are doing outside of racing. From street performance to off-road, they are creating some of the most functional, highest quality shocks on the market. I am really looking forward to working with Jeff to take JRi to the next level.”

Evernham will be heavily involved in all areas of the business, including marketing and sales strategy, new product design and operations. Under the new ownership, JRi will focus on better serving their existing customers, expanding their product offerings in current markets and continuing to gain market share in the aftermarket shock industry.

“With Ray Evernham as the owner and with same shared disciplines, JRi will be able to focus on product innovation and achieve our ultimate goal of delivering the best products and services to our customers. I am looking forward to writing JRi’s next chapter while building on our current performance with a dedicated team in place that has been chosen to pilot the future trajectory of the company,” said Jeff Ryan, Partner and Vice President of Engineering JRi Shocks.

JRi Shocks’ new headquarters will be located at 115 Eastbend Court, Mooresville, NC 28117.

-JRi Shocks Press Release