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NEWS ON KEMENAH...UPDATE #1

NEWS ON KEMENAH...UPDATE #1

10/20/2014

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (10-20-14 @ 9:20 am CST) - This rumor has been confirmed and is now fact. I just received a press release from Chad's wife, the press release is as follows....The end of the 2014 Sprint Car season is near, car owners, drivers, and teams are already getting things ready for the 2015 season. Car owners Rob and Rita Hunter are proud to announce they have hired Chad Kemenah to drive the Brilex, Seneca Energy Corp., Nighthawk Holdings Berlin Natural Bakery No.10H sprint car in 2015, but that’s not all. Brian Kemenah will also be joining the Hunter Racing Team as there Crew Chief.

“We are very excited to have Chad Kemenah as our driver and Brian Kemenah as our crew chief for the upcoming 2015 season,” says Hunter. “Brian and Chad bring a great deal of experience to our team, they both understand what it takes to win races on and off the track. They also take care of their equipment and they both have had a great deal of success in high profile races, not to mention they are also great with the fans. We are really looking forward to the upcoming season.”

After an eight year hiatus, Chad is reuniting with his Brother, Brian, for the upcoming season. “I am very excited about getting the opportunity to race with my brother again. He has been coming to the races with me for the last month, helping me with the car and it feels like we never stopped racing together. I’m already comfortable with him setting the car up and it’s a great feeling” said Kemenah.

“My wife Tracy and my father-in-law Bob Hampshire have supported me enormously over the years and I couldn’t have done it without them or the support of our sponsors, but the time has come for us to leave the car owner role” Kemenah said.

“I never really intended on being a car owner, but it was just the cards we were dealt at the time. I am looking forward to getting back to my main focus as a driver again. I think with my brother’s help and Rob Hunter as my new car owner, we are going to put together a tough team. I couldn’t be more excited about this new deal that Rob and Rita have put together for us. I never thought I would have another chance at such a good ride with a car owner that can provide all the pieces for a successful race team and the bonus is that I have my brother back as my mechanic.”

In years past, the Kemenah brothers have posted Four Straight All Star Circuit of Champions titles, two World of Outlaw feature wins and a second place finish at the 2004 Knoxville Nationals. They are very appreciative of Rob Hunter for giving them this outstanding opportunity to come aboard his team for the upcoming season and they feel that he’s a great match for them as a car owner.

The team plans to run a full Renegade Sprint Series schedule next year as well as picking up some World of Outlaw races, the Knoxville Nationals, and possibly some 360 races in the mix.

Follow the latest news about Chad Kemenah on Facebook at Chad Kemenah Racing and on twitter at CKR_10H


RUMOR - (10-15-14 @ 11:30 am CST) - Recently, the Hunter Motorsports team split with their driver Danny Holtgraver. Holtgraver joined the Phoenix Racing #59 leaving the seat of the #10H vacant. Well, I'm hearing that Chad Kemenah will be the new driver of the #10H for the rest of the year and into 2015. Remember, this is just a rumor at this time.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

10/17/2014

FACT - (10-17-14 @ 9:35 am CST) - With so many race tracks cutting back or closing, good news from Ohio. Millstream Speedway will be re-opening this spring. The track has been closed for the past three years but will re-open after Randy and Lisa Hammer reached a three year agreement with track owners Greg and Mary Beth Roe. A schedule was not disclosed but the Hammer's stated it will include different forms of motorsports. You can read the full article by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
SUPER SUB

SUPER SUB

10/15/2014

FACT - (10-15-14 @ 11:30 am CST) - Recently, Bryan Clauson Tweeted that he will be in the Roth Motorsports #83 when the World of Outlaws hit the track at Fremont Speedway this weekend. He will be subbing for the teams regular driver David Gravel. Gravel will be in California running a Roth Motorsports car at the Trophy CUp at Tulare's Thunderbowl Speedway.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
NEW 410 SPRINT SERIES...UPDATE #4

NEW 410 SPRINT SERIES...UPDATE #4

10/15/2014

UPDATE #4 - FACT - (10-15-14 @ 3:20 pm CST) - Posted on the National Speed Sport News website, the new name for this series is the National Sprint League. Chuck Zitterich has been named the competition director and Bill Wright as the public relations director. Read up on the new announcement by clicking HERE.

UPDATE #3 - FACT - (10-8-14 @ 4:15 pm CST) - This new series sent out a press release this afternoon stating that they have agreed to have four shows at Knoxville Raceway next season. The show dates are May 9, June 27 for $5,000 to win, July 4, and Aug 29 with another $5,000 to win race. Also, it was announced that they will be running at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE on May 8...the first time a winged 410 race has take place at Eagle Raceway in many years. If the same driver wins the race at Eagle and follows it up with a win at Knoxville on the next night, they will get a $20,000 bonus arranged by Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorsplex in Lincoln, NE. Look for more races to be announced in the near future.

UPDATE #2 - FACT - (9-23-14 @ 11:40 am CST) - Well now the cat is out of the bag. Wayne Johnson was on Winged Nation this morning and revealed that Tod Quiring of Big Game Tree Stands is behind this new series. Tod is trying to build this series to give more drivers more opportunities to run more 410 sprint car races in the upper midwest. Again, they are not going to compete against any track or series to schedule these races. Wayne said that they plan on running about 4 races at Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway as part of their schedule. They are working to put this thing together and have a ways to go but if it all works out like they want, this will be a huge shot in the are for 410 sprint car racing in this area. Wayne thinks this series will have a lot more cars at their races then then currently are thinking...I sure hope so.

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (9-18-14 @ 9:30 am CST) - I got the information that I have been looking for regarding this new series.

The Midwest Outlaw Sprint Series is happening. The quote regarding the objective of the MOSS series "is to create a series that unites drivers/owners, all current Midwest series ie: IRA, MOWA, as well as promoters and race tracks." The goal is to bring a great group of teams together for a 30-40 race schedule. This new series WILL NOT compete against any series or track. The MOSS series wants to work with tracks and series to give 410 teams more opportunities to race and build 410 sprint car racing in this region.

The series is currently looking for a competition director and 1-2 additional support personnel. A very solid group of investors have established a very attractive point fund for the Midwest Outlaw Sprint Series. The series will hold mid-week, Friday, and Sunday events.

The minimum purse a feature will pay is $3,000 to win, $2200 for second, $1,000 for 5th, and $500 to start. The $350,000 points fund is broken down with $75,000 to win, $50,000 for second, $25,000 for 5th, $10,000 for 10th, and $6,000 for 15th.

A schedule is currently being pieced together and will be announced at a later date. Everyone get ready to welcome the Midwest 410 Outlaw Sprint Series to the Midwest (MN, IA, ND, SD, IL, NE, KS).

STRONG RUMOR - (9-9-14 @ 7:40 am CST) - While at Eagle Raceway on Sunday night, I got wind that there is a proposal out there for a new 410 Sprint Car series being developed for the midwest region. The series will be about 30-35 races that will be run in ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, MO and possibly other neighboring states. This is not to put any other series out of business or in competition of any other series but to give 410 teams more opportunities to race.

The series will have a very good points fund, paying the champion $75,000 to win. The drop off isn't that bad either with 10th place paying $15,000. If I'm not mistaken, the series plans to pay back to 15th spot. I'm trying to get more information about this series so if anyone has more info, please send it my way to ibracn1@yahoo.com .

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
DUDE JOINS BIG GAME

DUDE JOINS BIG GAME

10/14/2014

FACT - (10-14-14 @ 5:20 pm CST) - Big Game Motorsports just sent out a press release announcing that Danny "The Dude" Lasoski has joined the team as the driver for the remainder of the 2014 racing season. They will start out at Atomic Speedway on the weekend of October 25 for the $15,000 to win event. They will end their season at the World Finals in Charlotte, NC with the World of Outlaws. You can read the press release by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
DRIVER SWITCH

DRIVER SWITCH

10/14/2014

FACT - (10-14-14 @ 10:20 am CST) - A press release was just sent out by the Danny Holtgraver camp stating that he is leaving the Hunter Racing #10H and will join the Phoenix Racing #59. He will start the new ride immediately at Fremont Speedway on Saturday night against the World of Outlaws. You can read the full press release by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
KAEDING IS OUT...UPDATE #1

KAEDING IS OUT...UPDATE #1

10/14/2014

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (10-14-14 @ 1:30 pm CST) - According to a post made by Tim Kaeding's mother (Wheelie) on Hosehead's message board, this move was made because Danny Holtgraver will be bringing money (sponsors) as well as some motors over to the team. This financial package precipitated the change on Phoenix Racing's part and had nothing to do with TK's performance.

FACT - (10-13-14 @ 8:45 pm CST) - Tim Kaeding is out at Phoenix Racing. Tim posted on his Facebook page about 45 minutes ago that he has been released from the #59 car. Tim said that he has the Trophy Cup and Stockton left on his schedule and then his 2014 is over.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
FALL BRAWL 4...410's...UPDAET #1

FALL BRAWL 4...410's...UPDAET #1

10/14/2014

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (10-14-14 @ 1:25 pm CST) - Just in case you were wondering when the 2015 version of the Fall Brawl will be...it is scheduled for the weekend of October 2-3, 2015. It will be a 410 show with the newly formed midwest 410 series. Also, it looks like the Nebraska 360 Sprints will be on hand as a support series as well. There are a lot of things being discussed to make this show bigger and better, so mark your calendars for this weekend....you will not want to miss it.

FACT - (10-11-14 @ 4:10 pm CST) - Huge news...the I-80 Fall Brawl 4 will now be going through changes for next year. The powers that be at I-80 have decided to move the Fall Brawl to a 410 race and have signed on with the newly formed series that Tod Quiring has started up. There will be 360's on the card as well but the 410's will be the main draw.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
SONNER SEARCHING

SONNER SEARCHING

10/10/2014

FACT - (10-10-14 @ 9:00 am CST) - I've heard rumblings about this for a couple of weeks but now have it confirmed by two sources that Don Droud, Jr. and the Gil Sonner #47 have parted ways leaving Sonner searching for a new driver. I have not yet heard who will be replacing Droud in the #47 for the 50th Anniversary season for the familiar white and blue machine in 2015. That's right, the Gil Sonner #47 will be celebrating Sonner's 50th season in racing in 2015.

I'm hearing that there is some big stuff brewing for Don Droud, Jr. in 2015. The effort is geared toward getting Droud, Jr. back in a 410 at Knoxville Raceway for next season. I'm not going to elaborate on more details at this time because it is a developing process and once I get permission to reveal the details, I'll post it here.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
URC - CLUB OR COMPANY?

URC - CLUB OR COMPANY?

10/10/2014

FACT - (10-10-14 @ 8:45 am CST) - I've been reading a lot about this so I thougth it is time to post. The URC is know as the United Racing Company. It use to be the United Racing Club but when John Zimmerman took it over, it became a Company and was run by only a couple of guys. When the URC was a club, the teams and owners had a large say in what went on with the organization. Well now there is a coo to take back the URC and return it to a club instead of a company.

This move is being spearheaded by Bill Gallagher, team owner for 8 time URC champion Curt Michael. He, as well as many teams that support the current URC, is unhappy with the way the current organization is going. Purses are smaller, no points fund, and fewer races are just a few things I have been told the teams are unhappy about. The new club has already signed the upener for the 2015 racing season at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey where they have not raced in three years. The new club is talking to many tracks that the club hasn't visited for several years. I'll keep an eye out on this to see how things develop.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown