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TROUBLE AT EAGLE...UPDATE #1

TROUBLE AT EAGLE...UPDATE #1

4/24/2015

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-24-15 @ 6:00 pm CST) - KMTV did a news story on the damage that was done to Eagle Raceway. In the piece, they revealed that local sprint car driver, Stuart Snyder was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. The Cass County attorney is considering other charges. You can see the story by clicking HERE.

FACT - (4-23-15 @ 9:40 pm CST) - This is a little late but.....The following was posted on the Eagle Raceway's message board on DirtDrivers.com....This last weekend there was an incident at Eagle Raceway with multiple people known to be involved. One person was arrested and others still have not come forward. This incident involved them damaging multiple pieces of equipment at the track, and if we are not able to fix these pieces of equipment soon, we may have a tough time being ready to race this weekend. We will let everyone know a status update tomorrow on this. We will do everything in our power to be race ready as normal and do whatever it takes. We know who the other individuals are that were involved. We feel the others involved should come forward and take responsibility for their actions this week in order to avoid more severe consequences. We would like everyone to know, if you are found on our property without permission or staff present from now on, you will be prosecuted. Now that that is said, have a great week and hope to see everyone this weekend!

Now the RUMOR part of this story....what was damaged? The water truck sustained damage but they have since got it fixed well enough to get the track ready for Friday night. The grader sustained damage that can't get fixed by the weekend and owner Roger Hadan is looking for a grader to use to help prep the track for the two race weekend. There was a lot of other damage to a pickup and other equipment the track has on the property. I'm not going to name names as to who was all involved but race fans know them. I'm being told that 5-6 individuals have been given a life time ban from the track as a result of their actions. We will see how this all plays out in the judicial system.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

4/23/2015

FACT - (4-23-15 @ 9:50 pm CST) - Do you want to be a crew member for a top notch sprint car team? The Buffalo Wild Wing team is looking for a crew member to help team manager Greg McCormick with maintenance responsibilities. The team would like this new crew member to have a CDL as well. Driver Dusty Zomer already has two wins in this early 2015 racing season and plans on running for a National Sprint League championship. If you are interested in such a job, please contact me and I will get you in touch with Greg McCormick.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
41 CAR SUB...UPDATE #1

41 CAR SUB...UPDATE #1

4/22/2015

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-22-15 @ 3:45 pm CST) - It is now official. Jamie Veal will be the substitute driver of the JJR #41 until Jason heals up from the fractures to his back. The 26 year old Australian driver will take over the driving duties this weekend. See the press release by clicking HERE.

RUMOR - (4-21-15 @ 10:00 pm CST) - There is a lot of speculation regarding the substitute driver of the Jason Johnson Racing #41 car now that the team left California. With all of the driver changes that has occurred recently with various World of Outlaws teams, Craig Dollansky is the odd man out. A lot of people are assuming that Dollansky will be in the seat of this car. However, a constant name that I've been hearing will surprise a lot of people.

I'm hearing that the new sub driver for the JJR #41 is that of Jamie Veal. Veal is from Australia and has raced in the USA the past several summers in his own #35 car. Look for the official announcement from Jason Johnson Racing at noon Wednesday, April 22.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
TEAM SPLITS - TAKE 2... UPDATE #2

TEAM SPLITS - TAKE 2... UPDATE #2

4/21/2015

UPDATE #2 - FACT - (4-21-15 @ 9:40 pm CST) - Kyle Hirst has been named the new driver of the Roth Motorsports #83. He will reunite with the Roth team. For the past two years, Hirst has driven to two consecutive King of the West sprint car series titles in the #83jr car.

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-21-15 @ 3:00 pm CST) - It is official. David Gravel is out of the Roth Motorsports #83 but quickly found a home in the Destiny Motorsports #7 car. A press release was just sent out.

RUMOR - (4-21-15 @ 2:40 pm CST) - I'm now hearing that David Gravel is out of the Roth Motorsports car. More details coming soon.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
HUSET'S SOLD

HUSET'S SOLD

4/21/2015

FACT - (4-21-15 @ 7:40 am CST) - Sioux Falls television station KELOLAND tv is reporting that Huset's Speedway has been sold. The Sioux Falls based Badlands Entertainment Group bought the track. The track will continue to be named Huset's Speedway until the end of the 2015 racing season when the name will be changed to Badlands Motor Speedway. The group plans to make improvements to the track, grandstands, and parking lots.

Chuck Brennan is the CEO of Badlands Entertainment Group. He owns the Dollar Loan Centers and is currently building a new building that will be the home of the Badlands Pawn Shop. He has sponsored the $10,000 to win race at seasons end at Huset's for several years.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
TEAM SPLITS...UPDATE #1

TEAM SPLITS...UPDATE #1

4/21/2015

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-21-15 @ 3:00 pm CST) - This rumor has now been confirmed. Destiny Motorsports has just hired David Gravel to drive the car on the WoO tour. Gravel was released from the Roth Motorsports team.

RUMOR - (4-20-15 @ 7:00 pm CST) - I got word that Craig Dollansky and the Destiny Motorsports team has agreed to part ways. My source tells me that Destiney Motorsports will be trying a few different drivers until they find a good fit. One driver mentioned will be California hot shoe Shane Golobic.

Craig Dollansky currently sits 13th in World of Outlaw points, 470 points out of first place. The team has had one top five finish and four top 10 finishes. If I'm not mistaken, the team has missed a feature or two this season during the struggle to find speed. While in Florida, the team experimented with different brands of wings. This combination just never seemed to click together.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
PROMOTER'S LAST YEAR

PROMOTER'S LAST YEAR

4/10/2015

FACT - (4-10-15 @ 8:15 am CST) - Selinsgrove Speedway is looking for a new promoter for next year. Current promoter, Charlie Paige, announced in the drivers meeting last week that this will be his last year as promoter of the speedway.

Selinsgrove had 14 360 sprint cars show up for last weeks show. Now, some think it was due to the cold weather and the start of the season with cars still being built. Others think that is the status of the 360 sprints in PA. Regardless, the car count for sprint cars isn't what the track would like to see. With the area historically being a 358 sprint area, the switch to 360's has been slow.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
WOO DRIVERS INJURED...UPDATE #4

WOO DRIVERS INJURED...UPDATE #4

4/10/2015

UPDATE #4 - FACT - (4-10-15 @ 2:00 pm CST) - Hot Foot Jason Meyers gets the nod to fill in for Jason Johnson as he recovers from his back injury. Meyers will finish the four race California World of Outlaws swing for JJR.

UPDATE #3 - FACT - (4-10-15 @ 8:10 am CST) - Jason Johnson sent out a Tweet that states he has fractured his T-4 and T-5 vertebrae and will be out for three months.

Cody Darrah has been tagged as the drive to fill in for Daryn Pittman while Pittman is recovering from a broken collar bone.

UPDATE #2 - FACT - (4-9-15 @ 12:40 pm CST) - The National Speed Sport News is reporting that Jason Johnson has sustained a fractured vertebrae in his back.

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-9-15 @ 10:40 am CST) - Daryn Pittman tweeted that he has a broken collar bone. He did fly back to Indianapolis to meet with doctors. His Tweet said he will be back Soon.

FACT - (4-8-15 @ 10:00 pm CST) - Last night was suppose to be a big night at Placerville Speedway for Brad Sweet's first attempt at promoting a WoO sprint car race. Everything was going smoothly until about mid-way through the A feature. Jason Johnson hit the wall and flipped. With nowhere to go, Daryn Pittman made direct contact with Johnson. Kraig Kinser was caught up in the crash as well.

Johnson was alert and talking to the safety crew but had to be lifeflighted to an area hospital with complaints of back pain. I've received a report as to the extent of his injuries but will wait to post until I can confirm the injuries. Additional info from RacinBoys' Scotty Cook - Scotty talked to Jason's wife and Bobbi said at that time last night, Jason is conscious, stable, and has feeling to the extremities.

Daryn Pittman was taken to the hospital as well for precautionary reasons. Pittman walked to the ambulance under his own power. Pittman was complaining of pain around his shoulder. I've got a report on the possible injury to Daryn as well but will post once confirmed.

Kraig Kinser was able to rejoin the field and finished 16th.

A fan was injured as well. The fan took a dirt clod to the head and was knocked unconscious in a separate incident. No word on the fans condition.

It sounds like it was a great night of racing when they were racing but a series of very tough events in the A feature. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jason Johnson and team, Daryn Pittman and team, and the injured fans.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
DRIVER SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

DRIVER SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

4/9/2015

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-9-15 pm CST) - My thing is...is that really a punishment? Shouse rarely runs with the NCRA so what is he really getting punished for? He deserves some type of punishment but suspending him from a series he rarely races with is hardly a punishment. He raced with the series twice in 2014.

Also, here is a link for the video of the incedent provided by RacinBoys.com....click HERE

FACT - (4-8-15 @ 10:00 pm CST) - The NCRA sprint car series out of Kansas released a statement tonight, that they are suspending a driver until further notice. Andy Shouse has been suspended as a result of his actions in the season opener on March 28th at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS. He is being suspended for "actions detrimental by any team or individual to the racing program or other competitors during a sanctioned event. Shouse finished 19th in the feature event after being involved in a late race caution. Shouse got out of his car and threw a torsion arm at the #24H of Justin Henderson (see included photo). You can read the suspension announcement by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
HAUD'S NEW GIG

HAUD'S NEW GIG

4/8/2015

FACT - (4-8-15 @ 1:50 pm CST) - Duane Hancock writes a blog for Hoseheads.com and in his most recent article, he reveals that Jac Haudenschild has a new gig. Jac climbs aboard the Jerry McClure Racing #9. This is the car that Dean Jacobs has been running a lot the past few seasons. Haud takes over the ride immediately leaving Jacobs looking for a ride now.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown