Archive for December 2009
Jamie McMurray and AJ Allmendinger took to Daytona’s karting circuit along with hundreds of competitors in the annual Daytona Kartweek By Cometic Gasket event.
For Schatz the win was the 32nd of his career at the track. He has won at least one race at Parramatta every year since 2000.
NHRA stars aim to do well in the 5th Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge set for Jan. 8-10 at teh Olympic complex in Lake Placid, NY.
The Budweiser Shootout – a “non-points” event for NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors – was first held in 1979, originally known as the Busch Clash. Kevin Harvick won last year’s event.
Jimmie Johnson made sports history in 2009, and the Associated Press recognized that and rewarded him for it.
California’s Eric Holmes, aims to grab NASCAR’s top short-track prize in Toyota All-Star Showdown.
In his second season driving for Tony Stewart Racing, Donny Schatz won 12 times and led the series with 39 Top-Five finishes en route to claiming the title by just 19 points over Jason Meyers, making it the closest finish in World of Outlaws history.
The ASA Northwest Late Model Tour has released its 2010 season schedule and makes two stops in the Inland Empire next summer.
Jimmie Johnson made NASCAR history by becoming the first driver to win four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.
Among the wins for Joey Saldana in 2009 was his second $50,000 Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in California, along with the $20,000 inaugural Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri, as well as two victories at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The Napa Auto Parts Ignitor has been added to the event schedule for the 2010 season, and will be held April 30-May 2 at Firebird Raceway. The event will feature Nostalgia Nitro Top Fuel dragsters.
As a winner in the NASCAR Camping World Series this season, David Mayhew is among a group of drivers who have secured a starting spot in the big race.
In capturing his first NASCAR national series title and the first series driver championship for Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch put together a dominating year making good on the media’s pre-season prediction for the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion.
On December 8, all the speculation that’s been going on for months, even years, finally reached its conclusion when Danica Patrick, the face of the IndyCar Series, formally announced a two-year NASCAR Nationwide Series deal with JR Motorsports.
Jason Meyers had one goal heading into the 2009 campaign and that was to pick up his first career World of Outlaws title.
With weather dictating the early season schedule the first event that Tony Berry and team
competed in was the INSCA event at the newly re-opened Spokane County Raceway, an
ultra-fast half mile oval in Airway Heights, WA.
With Ron Hornaday Jr. behind the wheel of the No. 33 Chevrolet, the Kevin Harvick Inc. owners grabbed their second owners’ title.
Drivers will compete nearly 80 times from coast-to-coast as well as in Canada in the coming year, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 2010 schedule was released at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Orlando, Florida.
After the team gelled toward the end of the spring, Lasoski reached Victory Lane for the first of five times on the year, taking the checkered flag at Delaware International Speedway to score his first victory as a member of the Parsons Motorsports camp and the team’s first World of Outlaws win since 2005.
The NASCAR Camping World Series West will kick off its 57th season on March 27 with the first of two visits to All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.
2009 NASCAR Camping World West Series champion, Jason Bowles, has some unfinished business in his native California. The former Ontario resident, who recently turned 27 years old, will be returning home next month to compete in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.
The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which attracts the top drivers from across the country to what has become the pinnacle of short-track racing in America, is slated for Jan. 29-30 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.). It’s a track where Greg Pursley was based for many years.
The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which brings together the top racers from across North America for the ”Daytona 500 of short-track racing,” will be highlighted by the 225-lap Camping World Series all-star race.
On Monday, as Champion’s Week began in the 2009 champion’s hometown of El Cajon, Calif., it was Johnson and his wife, Chandra, handing out the awards – nearly $1 million in grants divided among schools in California, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
The 2009 campaign started off for Kraig Kinser with a bang for him as he finished fourth on the opening night of the Florida DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.