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COLDREN'S NEW DRIVER

COLDREN'S NEW DRIVER

4/23/2014

RUMOR - (4-23-14 @ 10:05 pm) - Recently, Mark Coldren announced he was retiring from driving his own Caldren Motorsports #07 out of Pennsylvania. He stated due to a growing successful business and family obligations, he wasn't able to devote enough attention to his racing hobby...so he ritired.

Central PA Sprint Car News is reporting that Brian Leppo will be the new driver of the #07 machine starting this weekend. The All-Stars come to town at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway so look for Brian Leppo to dust off his helmet and finally get back in the seat of a sprint car...where he belongs.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
TK LEAVES ROTH...UPDATE #1

TK LEAVES ROTH...UPDATE #1

4/19/2014

STRONG RUMOR - UPDATE #1 - (4-19-14 @ 5:35 am) - There is more to this story than what I previously reported ....much more. I've received several emails and texts from very good sources, all reporting the same thing. I'm not going to post what I've been told at this time as it is very serious in nature and not health related. I'm sure it will all be revealed very soon. I will say, IF TRUE, don't look for Tim Kaeding to be back in the Roth Motorsports ride...ever.

FACT - (4-17-14 @ 4:50 pm) - Several media sources are reporting that Tim Kaeding has left the Roth Motorsports team effective immediately due to personal reasons. What are those personal reasons....if you follow Tim on Facebook, you might have a clue. Tim has been on Facebook the last few days complaining of severe headaches. Today he made a post about choosing between his health and the sport he loves.

The obvious choice is your health and I commend him for wanting to get better before climbing back into the seat. This weekend, Danny Lasoski has been tagged as the driver of the #83 machine. The team will make more concrete decisions about a more permanent driver after this weekend.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
MEYERS HAS SOME PLANS

MEYERS HAS SOME PLANS

4/14/2014

FACT - (4-14-14 @ 10:05 pm) - Tonight, JasomMeyers.com posted that he has put together plans that will allow him to race at the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals. Aaron Call and Janet Holbrook, owners of the CH Motorsports #83, called Jason and hired him to drive the #83 car in both events. Also, they hired Brian Bloomfield as crew chief. Bloomfield was Meyers crew cheif for his two WoO Championships. You can read more by clicking [HERE](www.jasonmeyers.com/news/index.html?news_id=231 ((blank).

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
ROUGH RIDE HOME

ROUGH RIDE HOME

4/14/2014

FACT - (4-14-14 @ 6:44 am) - The Blazing Racing team had a rough ride home on Saturday night. They ran the MOWA race with Kevin Swindell at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Ia., finishing fourth. That is suppose to be the exciting part but it wasn't nearly as exciting as the ride home. Crew Chief Greg McCormick was driving the tractor/trailer on Highway 163 in Iowa at night. A farmer pulling some machinery decided to turn left across traffic, directly in front of him as he was making the pass. McCormick swerved into the median to miss the digger he was pulling. He was able to avoid a direct hit but the trailer suffered moderate damage. The side impact of the plow shovels and plow wing damaged the entire side of the trailer. Buster, One of the crew members, was staring down some pretty sharp objects through his passenger side window. Greg was able to gather the semi up and get it stopped about 100 yards after impact. All were very lucky there were no injuries. The farmer was cited for his actions.

Just a remider that there is a lot of farmers moving equipment out there right now so be careful. Glad the Blazin Racing team will see another day. That would have been one hell of a wild ride.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
MURPHY RETIRES

MURPHY RETIRES

4/14/2014

FACT - (4-14-14 @ 6:25 am) - Peter Murphy has retired from sprint car racing. Murphy took his last laps around the track this past weekend at Tulare and officially retired. Murphy was seriously injured in a sprint car crash that resulted in a serious head injury and a lengthy stay in the hospital last year. He had a long road to recovery and has made a full recovery. Watch the farewell video by clicking HERE. Enjoy your retirement Peter Murphy

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
Photo Credit: Paul Trevino Photo from Murphy Racing Facebok
THIS AND THAT

THIS AND THAT

4/11/2014

FACT - (4-11-14 @ 11:25 am) - Again I have to apologize for the lack of updates. I'm in the busy part of my season at work and do a lot of traveling, so I'm not able to spend as much time as I need to on this web site...again, I apologize to my fans.

Here are some stories that you may or may not have heard about... 1- Brent Kaeding is going to start his 36th year as a sprint car driver this weekend at the King of the West race. What a great career for one of the staples in California sprint car racing. 2- Ryan Jamison will miss the a lot of the racing season this year. Jamison drives the familiar #51J in the Sprint Invader series in Iowa. He has NEVER missed a Sprint Invader race since the organization started. He is the series only three time champion. Jamison broke his leg in a farming accident but is expected to make a full recovery. 3- The long awaited return of Craig Dollansky will take place this weekend. The team will make their debut in the MOWA races in Jacksonville IL and West Burlington, IA. 4-] Cocopah Speedway made a huge announcement a few days ago. The track will be hosting a special winter sprint car series for 410 sprint cars. The dates are January 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th. Each race will pay $12,000 to the winner and $1,000 to start. The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will not interfere with the Chili Bowl. Sounds like an awesome event. Check out the Cocopah Speedway web site for more information, click [HERE](www.cocopahspeedway.com/2014/04/special-winter-sprint-car-series-set-for-january-debut-at-cocopah-speedway/ (blank)).

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
INJURED DRIVER

INJURED DRIVER

4/8/2014

FACT - (4-8-14 @ 6:45 am) - I hate reporting on this type of thing but I learned that California sprint car driver Bradley Turrell took a nasty ride over the weekend. He is a driver in the USAC Western Classic sprint car series. That wreck resutled in Turrell breaking his leg and arm. Surgery was required and is on the road to recovery. Over $1,900 has been raised to help with his recovery. Get well soon Bradley Terrill.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
IRONWOOD MOTORSPORTS GIT-R-DONE

IRONWOOD MOTORSPORTS GIT-R-DONE

4/2/2014

FACT - (4-2-14 @ 3:00 pm) - An exciting new program put together by Ironwood Motorsports, Driver Billy Alley, and Larry the Cable Guy's Git-R-Done Foundation. The following is the press release...
Billy Alley / Ironwood M otorsports look to Git-R-Done for Larry the Cable Guy’s charity in 2014!
W ith their first full season together as a team behind them, Billy Alley and the Ironwood Motorsports #3 look to take things to the next level in 2014.
Excitement surrounds all aspects of this race team right now. We have never been this equipped, this prepared or had this much excitement going into a new season.
We are excited to announce our partnership with Larry the Cable Guy's Git-R-Done Foundation! The Git- R-Done Foundation is highly dedicated to helping out various children's and veteran's organizations. W e will have extra motivation to run up front this year, as 50% of all winnings will be donated to the Git-R- Done Foundation!
“We are so thankful that Ironwood Motorsports sees our vision to help children and the veterans’ causes,” said Larry the Cable Guy. “When good people meet good people, great things happen. Let’s Git-R- Done!”
Upbeat and optimistic our driver, BIlly Alley is looking forward to 2014. "We are very excited about the new cars we have put together. Eagle Motorsports has built us some great cars and we can't wait to get them on the track! We have also added some new horse power to the team this year. We have a 410 that will allow us to compete with the W orld of Outlaws when they are in the area, run a few Knoxville weekly 410 shows and compete at the Knoxville Nationals. I am very grateful for the opportunity Ironwood Motorsports has given me! The older I get the more I realize not to take an opportunity like this for granted. It takes a lot to run a top notch sprint car team and I feel like this year we are set up to be competitive wherever we want to run. Running with Larry the Cable Guy's Git-R-Done Foundation on the car this year makes me realize how thankful I am to have a healthy family and to be able to help others out just by doing what I love to do"
W e are thankful to have all of our marketing partners from last year back on board, and thrilled to have the opportunity to have some new com panies join our team with the goal of raising mone y for the Git-R- Done Foundation.
W e have put together a schedule of around 50 races which includes races with the World of Outlaws, Knoxville Raceway, ASC S National and Regional Events, Nebraska 360 sprint car series, NCRA and other races around the midwest.
We would like to thank our sponsors: Ironwood Builders, Carpetland, Klone Farms, Colby Ridge Popcorn, Vogt Poured Walls, Astro Buildings, Duteau Chevrolet – Subaru, Stepping Stone Genetics, the Buda Family, Depicted Image by Jeff W hite, Troy and Tyler Walvoord, M & K Fence, K & N F ilters, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Minuteman Printing, Snappy Popcorn Co., Vermeer, Big Red Tire Pros, Stewarts Concrete, Schmit Automotive, Harris Decals, Lincoln Clutch and Brake

What a great program...to donate 50% of the teams winnings at each race to the foundation is awesome.

THE SET UP SHOW

THE SET UP SHOW

4/1/2014

FACT - (4-1-14 @ 8:00 am) - I want to welcome The SetUp Show to my list of sponsors to IBRACN.com. The Setup Show is a news and discussion podcast related to NASCAR, Dirt Track Racing and Short Track Racing, including sprint car racing. Every week the hosts and guests discuss the weeks circle track racing news and related topics. I was a guest on the show a few weeks ago and had a great time doing it. Click HERE to take a listen.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
TALENT WASTED...UPDATED #10

TALENT WASTED...UPDATED #10

4/1/2014

UPDATE #10 - FACT - (4-1-14 @ 2:45 pm) - This is no April Fools joke although it would classify as a great one....Tyler Walker was suppose to be sentenced today for his multiple state high speed chase and drug offenses. Once again it was continued until June 10th. This is crazy..ridiculous..stupid..wasting everyone's time..etc. I can't believe our judicial system sometimes.

Thanks to Scott Heineken of the St. George News for sending me this information once again.

UPDATE #9 - FACT - (3-28-14 @ 7:15 am) - An update on the story that will not end...Tyler Walker was suppose to have his sentencing hearing on March 18 but that didn't happen. The new date set for sentencing has been moved to Tuesday, April 1. How appropriate..April FOOLS Day!

UPDATE #8 - FACT - (2-7-14 @ 3:45 pm) - an update in the trial that will not end. Tyler Walker was to have his trial that was set for February 4th. At the hearing the prosecutor and defense attorney approached the Judge at the bench and after a very short private conversation the judge continued the sentencing until March 18 at 9 a.m. So, Tyler has another month and a half of freedom (at least) before he learns his fate from his drunken high speed chase that occurred well over a year ago. Thanks to Scott Heineken of the St. George News for sending me this information.

This entire thing is a joke. He is guilty, we all know he is guilty and yet he remains a free man after more than a year has passed since his arrest.

UPDATE #7 - FACT - (1-10-14 @ 5:00 pm) - And the story that will not find an ending...The Tyler Walker plea deal that was set for January 7th has been postponed again. The new hearing is scheduled for February 4th, 2014. It was delayed "in anticipation of a plea-by-mail...whatever that means. You can read the story that appeared in the STGnews.com by clicking HERE.

UPDATE #6 - FACT - (11-29-13 @ 8:15 am) - Tyler Walker will be entering a plea-by-mail on January 7, 2014 for that three state high speed chase that ended in Utah earlier this year. Facing multiple misdemeanor and felony charges, Walkers lawyer said they have scheduled a one day hearing to hear the plea-by-mail. Source: StGeorgeUtah.com 11-27-13...click HERE for the article.

UPDATE #5 - FACT - (7-19-13 @ 12:30 am) - Posted on TheSpectrum.com is an update on Tyler Walker. Walker plead not guilty in this case. he waived an evidentiary hearing in the case and asked the court to accept teh pleas through their attourney, Douglas Terry...Walker was not present in court for the hearing. The review hearing is scheduled for September 5th at 10:30 am.

Walker is being charged with three felonie counts and five misdemeanors. You can read the full article by clicking HERE.

UPDATE #4 - FACT - (5-21-13 @ 10:50 am) - An update on the never ending saga of Tyler Walker. A fan of IBRACN.com brought this article to my attention and I appreciate it. TheSpectrum.com ran a article on Tyler Walker on May 16th. It states that Tyler is scheduled to appear in court on June 13th for a review of evidence hearing in the case. The purpose is to determine if the prosecution has sufficient evidence to continue to trial.

The defense attourney stated Walker has been working on a plea deal but are going ahead with the evidencual hearing in the meantime. In the article, it states that Redondo Beach, CA police reported an arrest at Tyler's California address two weeks prior to this incident on a charge of possession of a controlled substance for sale. The story never ends for this guy.

You can read the full article by clicking HERE.

UPDATE #3 - FACT - (4-4- 13 @ 2:40 pm) - I have it confirmed from a news reporter covering the story for TheSpectrum.com that all charges are still current against Tyler Walker. They have not been dropped, altered, or changed in any way. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 15th but it is a second roll call where a trial date will be set.

On the stage of innocent until proven guilty, Tyler is a free man. I have no idea what his restrictions are regarding traveling but he could drive a sprint car in the mean time...the question is how far can he travel to race? Stay tuned...I'll keep digging.

UPDATE #2 - FACT - (4-3-13 @ 11:40 pm) - Apparently this story is being reported on in AARN (Area Auto Racing News). I am not a subscriber but reading what others are posting about the article, AARN states that the #35 team will have Tyler Walker in the car and run at Williams Grove and Port Royal. BUT, I'm hearing Walkers next trial date is April 15th so there is a lot that has to happen before he sees the seat of a sprint car any time soon. I'm still checing on some stuff regarding Tylers current legal status.

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-3-13 @ 2:20 pm) - I've been receiving information regarding Tyler Walker's status and rumors about him returning to the seat of a sprint car in PA this summer. So, I've been doing some digging to see what I can find out about Tyler and I haven't been able to find out much. I found an article written by Mori Kessler on February 5th on the StGeorgeUtah.com HERE that states the following charges that Tyler faces. They are as follows.....Tyler faces several class B and class C misdemeanors related to drug possession and alcohol. He faces two drug-related third felonies. Also, Walker faces a class B misdemeanor for DUI, and a third degree felony for fleeing from police. The article states that the initial court date was postponed and rescheduled for March 11th but I have yet to find out what happened on March 11.

I've been told that Tyler Walker is still the driver of the Sorokach Motorsports #35. If the team wants to race and Tyler can't make it, Jessica Zemken will be the driver as JZ posted on her Facebook page. I'll keep digging for info. on this case and see what is happening.

FACT - (1-31-13 @ 6:30 pm) - Story broke this afternoon that Tyler Walker was arrested in Utah after a high speed chase that started in Nevada, went through Arizona and ended in Utah. Tyler was arrested for multiple charges and methamphetamines, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and alcohol were found in the car. The chase started when Nevada police tried to stop Walker for speeding. You can read the rest of the story by clicking HERE.

You have to feel sorry for a guy like this but when someone has had several chances and still doesn't figure it out, it is hard to. He needs help and I hope he finally gets it for himself. Hopefully this is rock bottom for him and he turns his life around. Talent wasted.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown