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T's AND TOPS

T's AND TOPS

3/3/2015

FACT - (3-3-15 @ 1:30 pm CST) - I would like to welcome T's & Tops to the IBRACN.com family. Matt Fontaine's business, T's & Tops, produces a wide variety of items from signs to screenprinting to embroidery...they do it all. With racing goes t-shirts and Matt has an 8-color automatic press and 6-color manual press that produces vivid and professional looking prints for any occasion. From single color corporate shirts to multi-color custom prints, they have got you covered.

Stop by their web site by clicking HERE or call him at 209-575-1492. You can follow the Modesto, California based T's & Tops on Instagram at "tsandtops" and on Facebook at Facebook.com/tsandtops.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
TK BACK WITH ROTH

TK BACK WITH ROTH

3/3/2015

FACT - (3-3-15 @ 1:00 pm CST) - Petersen Media just released that Tim Kaeding is back in the seat of the Roth Motorsports sprint car. He will be driving the #83jr at Las Vegas when the World of Outlaws hit the track on Wednesday night. He will be in this ride for the World of Outlaws west coast swing for the next five weeks. He will be in the seat for the King of the West show at Placerville Speedway on April 4th. Kaeding will be in the Rod Tiner #83 at Chico this weekend as well.

With this announcement, it was stated that Kyle Hirst will no longer be driving the #83jr car. Dennis stated that he couldn't commit to a full time KoW schedule and has released him from the ride. Hirst drove this car to the past two King of the West championships.

You can read the press release by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
DARRAH AN ALL-STAR

DARRAH AN ALL-STAR

2/27/2015

FACT - (2-27-15 @ 8:35 pm EST) - It was announced tonight that Cody Darrah will no longer be driving for Kasey Kahne Racing any longer. Darrah will be driving a family owned car and will switch to the All-Stars series. The release stated that the lack of funding is the sole reason for the change. Darrah didn't have a set schedule for the KKR #4 and didn't know how often he would race. The switch to the family car will give him a set schedule with the All-Stars.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
HAHN HOSPITALIZED...UPDATE #1

HAHN HOSPITALIZED...UPDATE #1

2/27/2015

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (2-27-15 @ 8:46 pm EST) - Donna Hahn (Emmett's daughter) just posted that Emmett did have a massive heart attack yesterday. He did have three stents put in after the doctor discovered an area with 100% blockage and an area with 90% blockage. He is feeling much better and is resting comfortably in the hospital. Good news.

STRONG RUMOR - (2-27-15 @ 7:35 pm EST) - UNCONFIRMED reports (and another post on a Facebook page from VINTAGESUPERMODIFIED) are that Emmett Hahn has been hospitalized after suffering an abnormality with his heart. The post on Facebook said they talked to Emmett's son Tommy, and found out he had to have three stents put in his heart. He is resting comfortably in the hospital in Ocala, Florida tonight.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Emmitt for a speedy recovery.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
LIGHT IT UP

LIGHT IT UP

2/27/2015

FACT - (2-27-15 @ 11:25 am EST) - Last week, Park Jefferson Speedway in Park Jefferson, SD took delivery of their new MUSCO lights. These new lights will be erected primarily along the front stretch eliminating the temporary lighting that was used last season.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
SAFETY FIRST

SAFETY FIRST

2/26/2015

FACT - (2-26-15 @ 11:41 pm EST) - while most of us in the Midwest are dreaming about the day when we can return to the local dirt tracks, driver safety has been in the minds of several people. Last Wednsday, several (80+ attended) members of the safety teams from Huset's Speedway, Eagle Raceway, MED-STAR (Huset's), ASCS Warrior Region, and others attended a seminar to address driver safety AFTER a crash. As you can see from the accompanying photo, they had a sprint car on its side and practiced driver extraction. Current World of Outlaw driver, Craig Dollansky was on hand to share a drivers perspective after the accident occurs.

Jerry Jenkins from the ASCS Warrior Region will be hosting a similar thing on March 21 near St. Louis, MO. I'm sure this goes on elsewhere but this caught my eye and I wanted to applaud this member that attended for donating more of their time to keep out drivers safe...after the accident happens.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
HE'S BACK

HE'S BACK

2/26/2015

FACT - (2-26-15 @ 11:07 pm EST) - Sammy Swindell retired from full time sprint car racing in August of 2014. He stated he would race in the 2015 Chili Bowl but didn't know when or if he would be driving a sprint car again. Well, that question has been answered.

Sammy Swindell will return to the seat of a sprint car next weekend when the USCS sprint car series hits the track at Magnolia Motor Speedway on March 6-7. That race was suppose to take place this weekend but has been postponed due to bad weather. Inside Line Promotions confirmed on Twitter tonight that Sammy will be driving the Cooper Racing #01 when he returns. ShawnMiller stated that an official press release will be sent out next week. No other details regarding Sammy's schedule is known at this time.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
NEW TEAM - DROUD, JR.

NEW TEAM - DROUD, JR.

2/25/2015

FACT - (2-25-15 @ 11:20 pm EST) - Since there is a post on Hoseheads message board about Don Droud, Jr., it is time to release the information about his 2015 plans. As you know, Droud left the Gil Sonner #47 that he has driven for the past several years. A new team has formed and Droud is the new driver. Droud, Jr. will be in a car owned by Troy Renfro with Casey's General Store as the sponsor. Casey's left the Sonner team for the #2 car. The team is looking for more sponsorship to increase their schedule with the NSL and other area 410 races. The RUMOR part of this story is that I'm hearing long time car owner Larry Woodward is playing some role with this team as well. Woodward and Renfro have a long relationship together when Johnny Herrera drove for the team several years ago.

Don Droud, Jr. Will be running his Dare 2 Race team when not in the Renfro #2. The Dare 2 race team is Don's 360 team that he has raced in and around Nebraska for the past several years. Also, he owns his own midget as well as drives the Smith #44 midget. He will have a pretty busy year again in 2015.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
BEITLER HOSPITALIZED

BEITLER HOSPITALIZED

2/25/2015

FACT - (2-25-15 @ 7:00 am CST) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum is reporting that former World of Outlaw driver and current Skagit Speedway owner and promotor Steve Beitler has been hospitalized. The details of his illness/injury has not been released. You can send him cards at Steve Beitler, Room D828, c/o Providence Hospital - Colby Campus, 1700 - 13th Street, Everett, Washington, 98201 or stop by the Hall of Fame Facebook page and post a get well message there.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

2/25/2015

FACT - (2-25-15 @ 6:45 am CST) - Reports of race tracks closing the doors has become all to common as of late. Today, I get to report good news...Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, MN will be Open for Business this summer. Brent Prouty will be the promotor...he currently has promoted Redwood Speedways for the past five seasons. Justin Holzapfel is helping Brent with this new endeavor as Marketing Director.

The track will run a 10 date race schedule. They will be running IMCA along with two nights of an all sprint car show with the MSTS 360's, Miniakota Micro Sprints, and the HRA wingless sprint cars. The tracks new web site is at www.noblescountyspeedway.com. Check them out on Facebook as well at Facebook.com/noblescountyspeedway. Anyone interested in helping out with sponsoring the track can contact Brent (507-430-1662 or brent@rvre.com ) or Justin (507-430-8030 or justin@rvre.com ). They have packages starting at just $25. They need all the help they can get as they are pretty much starting from scratch. The track is there but no current sponsor list, no equipment, no staff, etc. Nobles Co Speedway has a good start but still have a lot of work to do in the next 2 months.

If your in the area, check them out this summer...support your local dirt tracks.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown