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FEEL GOOD STORY...UPDATE #1

FEEL GOOD STORY...UPDATE #1

10/1/2014

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (10-1-14 @ 10:45 am CST) - A follow up to this story...Here is another link to another story that was done on this great event...click HERE. The #8 car owner of Whitehead Motorsports challenged people/businesses to raise money for cystic fibrosis. Once the challenge was made, they raised over $5,000. Whitehead Motorsports didn't have to do this. They didn't know either of the parties involved in the story but did a good deed. This is a great feel good story and made a lot of dreams come true for families of both parties involved. Major props to Whitehead Motorsports for doing this.

FACT - (9-30-14 @ 3:10 pm CST) - I got a story forwarded to me by a couple of fans in Kansas but got so busy taking care of my flooded house, I didn't have time to post before this happened...so here it is.

This is a feel good story and another reason why we all love sprint car racing and the people involved with this sport. Last weekend, Whitehead Motorsports helped a young lady fulfill a bucket list item. They provided a car for Justine Komin to driver at 81 Speedway during an NCRA sprint car event.

Komin has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She received a lung transplant from a 27 year old thrill seeker from South Dakota. He had a bucket list, to drive a race car. Komin, breathing with Mason's lungs, got to drive the red #8 from Whitehead Motorsports and crossed off that bucket list item for Mason...now all that is left is to sky dive.

You can see the full story done by Kake.com in Wichita, KS by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
LEPPO RETIRES

LEPPO RETIRES

9/30/2014

FACT - (9-30-14 @ 1:20 pm CST) - Just released on the Brian Leppo Fan Page on Facebook, Brian Leppo announces his retirement from sprint car racing. Brian has been without a ride most of the 2014 racing season. He was able to jump into the newly formed (reborn) Apple Motorsports #12 last weekend. The weekend didn't go very well, failing to make the A main. He was asked to drive for the team again this weekend in the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway but declined. He stated he want's to continue spending time with the family. Read the press release by clicking HERE.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
ZITTERICH RESIGNS

ZITTERICH RESIGNS

9/30/2014

FACT - (9-30-14 @ 11:40 am CST) - I just learned that Chuck Zitterich has resigned his position as the ASCS Midwest Competition Director yesterday. This leaves the regional tour in limbo at this time. No word on who may replace Zitterich or what the future of the ASCS Midwest region may be.

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

GRIFFITH FIRES HAHN...UPDATE #1

9/24/2014

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (9-24-14 @ 4:45 pm CST) - Blake Hahn was not fired from the #17g Griffith machine however the team has been pulled off of the ASCS National tour and is currently up for sale. Bruce Griffith has pulled the Old School Racing Team off of the tour and is selling out due to personal reasons. Good luck to both parties in the future.

RUMOR - (9-23-14 @ 6:30 am CST) - I'm hearing that Blake Hahn has been fired from the Griffith #17g car. I'm hearing that on Monday, Griffith flew Channin Tankersley to Tulsa to pick up the truck, trailer, and all of the equipment to bring back to Texas.

Currently, Blake is setting 10th in ASCS National Tour points. He is coming off a rough weekend at I-80 Speedway as well. Hahn didn't qualify for the Friday night feature, finishing 11th in the first B feature. On Saturday, he did make the A but was the first car out of the feature with a really hard flip in turns 1 and 2. There are 12 events left on the ASCS National Tour.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
NEW SPONSOR - CHAMPION RACING OIL

NEW SPONSOR - CHAMPION RACING OIL

9/23/2014

FACT - (9-23-14 @ 10:30 am CST) - I would like to welcome Champion Racing Oil to the family of supporters of IBRACN.com. CHAMPION OIL is an industry leader in development of synthetic motor oils for motorsports and racing. Champion's multi-viscosity motor oils contain high zinc and phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect high performance engines,
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Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
NEW 410 SPRINT SERIES...UPDATE #2

NEW 410 SPRINT SERIES...UPDATE #2

9/23/2014

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
HOLBROOK CUTTING BACK

HOLBROOK CUTTING BACK

9/18/2014

FACT - (9-18-14 @ 10:05 am CST) - Janet Holbrook and the CH Motorsports team is cutting way back for next season. Currently, they are in the process of trying to see off the truck and trailer as well as all or most of their 410 stuff. They do plan on keeping a little of their 360 stuff but minimal amounts. The team is simply burned out and is looking to cut back in 2015.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
FALL BRAWL 3...UPDATE #5

FALL BRAWL 3...UPDATE #5

9/18/2014

UPDATE #5 - FACT - (9-18-14 @ 9:30 am CST) - We can add Jarrod Schneiderman to the list in the #14s.
Unconfirmed drivers
Ryan Bickett #17b
Matt Juhl #09
Kaley Gharst #7
Gregg Bakker #11x (may not after destroying his car at JMS a week ago
Mark Ballenger #2

UPDATE #4 - FACT - (9-17-14 @ 6:35 am CST) - Add Thomas Kennedy, Jr. in the #21K
Add Lou Kennedy in the #20K
Add Cole Wood in his #17w

UPDATE #4 - FACT - (9-17-14 @ 6:35 am CST) - We can add the Black Bandit to the list...Stevie Smith will be in the Print Place #4
Davey Heskin in the Davie's #99
Justin Henderson in the Swenson #24B
Harli White in her #17w

That is 39 cars that I can account for that are coming to this great event.

UPDATE #3 - FACT - (9-16-14 @ 3:30 pm CST) -
Add the following:
Wade Nygaard in the #9n
Ian Madsen in the #18

Remove Tim Crawley in the #4 car..they have a change of plans.

UPDATE #2 - FACT - (9-16-14 @ 7:10 am CST) - Ok...a lot of you have been asking who is coming to the Fall Brawl so here is the list of confirmed drivers...
05 - Brad Loyet
94 - Jeff Swindell
41 - Jason Johnson
45x - Johnny Herrera
15H - Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
23 - Seth Bergman
95 - Matt Covington
18 - Tony Bruce, Jr.
17 - Blake Hahn
87 - Aaron Reutzel
3H - Brandon Hanks
4 - Tim Crawley
40 - Clint Garner
1B - Sheldon Haudenschild
1m - Danny Lasoski
21 - Brian Brown
53 - Jack Dover
3 - Billy Alley
17 - Gage Dorr
35L - Cody Ledger
12 - Tyler Drueke
35 - Trevor Grossenbacher
23s - Stu Snyder
82 - Jason Danley ?
77 - John Klabunde
18 - Ryan Roberts
2 - Don Droud, Jr.
6 - Terry McCarl
82 - Dusty Zomer
4J - Lee Grosz
77x - Wayne Johnson
17 - Josh Baughman
5x - Jason Martin
28 - Jonathan Cornell

That is 34 drivers so far and I'm checking form more that plan on making the trip. Check back for updates.

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (9-3-14 @ 2:00 pm CST) - Just moving this to the top. Another great incentive program put together by Alan DeHaai is the Mike Avila Racer Appreciation Fund. He has raised $900 to be given away to the first two non-qualifiers in each nights races. I think $300 will go to the first non-qualifier and $150 to the second non-qualifier..or something like that...it will depend on car count and stuff. More money going out to the competitors all of the time. 16 more days until the 3rd Annual Midwest Fall Brawl.

FACT - (7-18-14 @ 10:20 am CST) - Put The Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl 3 on your schedule of races to attend. This race is a ASCS National Tour event that is held at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on September 19-20. Thanks to Durst Motorplex and Hot Rod Paintless Dent Repair, the two day race will have a $50,000 bonus to the driver/team that can win both shows. Jack Dover did it last year and is tough to beat at that track so can it happen again.

On top of that Alan DeHaai has put together a lap sponsorship program. For $100 you can have your name on the list of lap sponsors. Your name will be announced several times throughout the night. Right now he has 51 of 55 laps sold and is looking to complete the list as soon as possible. That means there has been $4850 so far. There are a few laps spoken for that is offering up $50.00 so a few of you can pony up $50.00 to complete those laps. If you are interested in sponsoring a lap, contact me at ibracn1@yahoo.com and I'll put you in touch with Alan. A great program and a great event.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
LOYET VS RAMEY

LOYET VS RAMEY

9/17/2014

FACT - (9-17-14 @ 6:45 am CST) - There appears to be tension building between the ASCS National Points leader, Brad Loyet and Texas driver Kevin Ramey. Last Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, contact was made between Ramey and Loyet at some point in the feature and Brad spoke about it in his latest press release.

Brad stated that he was lapping one of the Print Place sponsored cars (Kevin Ramey) and after Brad put him a lap down, Ramey ran into the back of his car and flipped him off then pulled off of the track. Brad goes on to state that he has been told that Print Place has put a bounty out on Loyet to the Print Place driver that takes him out during a race. Loyet wants it to be public knowledge because he will be racing against the Print Place cars several more times this season and is in a race for the points championship...and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is coming up fast.

Well this is where it gets interesting. Kevin Ramey posted on the Hoseheads.com message board, right under the press release that he is tired of having orange paint on his car. He said this rival has nothing to do with Print Place and will not be settled on the track. Kevin said that this will be delt with man to man, face to face long before Loyet returns to the Dallas area.

You can read the drama by clicking HERE. Interesting stuff.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown
CIVIL WAR IN QUESTION...UPDATE #1

CIVIL WAR IN QUESTION...UPDATE #1

9/17/2014

UPDATE #1 - FACT - (9-17-14 @ 6:40 am CST) - Due to the forrest fires going on in the area, the Civil War Series had to cancel this event at Placerville Speedway. However, this weekend isn't lost as the series will move to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

FACT - (9-16-14 @ 7:05 am CST) - The Civil War Series is hosting a race this weekend at Placerville Speedway but this race could be in jeopardy. There are raging forrest fires in the area and the fire department is using the fairgraounds as a headquarters area. Equipment, firement and such cover the area. At last check there are 3,900 acres burning and growing. 10% of the fire is contained and there are 890 firefighters battling the blaze.

So, for those interested in attending this event, make sure to keep up with the Civil War Series on their Facebook page or their web site. Prayers to all affected by this fire and to keep the brave firefighters safe in this battle.

Article Credit: Brad "IBRACN" Brown