Staff Report

Mills To Run Full Time In Xfinity Series

Matt Mills has secured a full time ride in 2019 after running part-time schedules in the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series. The New Philadelphia native will pilot the No. 8 for BJ McLeod Motorsports. Mills will have sponsorship from JF Electric and Thompson Electric. The 22-year-old has made 22 NASCAR starts between the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series.

Main Event Outlaw Tour In Toledo

The Sweet Manufacturing Main Event Outlaw Tour schedule was released on January 11. The series, presented by Senneker Performance will visit the Buckeye State one time, heading to Toledo Speedway on Saturday, August 10.

New Title Sponsor For Outlaws

Morton Buildings was announced on January 10 as the new sponsor of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The series is now the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late ModelsLate Model Series. You can find the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in Ohio on May 17 at Muskingum County Speedway and one night later on May 18 at Wayne County Speedway. Sharon Speedway will host on August 30 and 31.

Events Announced For Twin-State Auto Racing Club

Club members can head to The Globe Restaurant in Hubbard, Ohio on Tuesday, January 15 for “Drivers Night.” This will be the clubs first meeting of 2019 and give fans a chance to hear from drivers. The club will also hold their 39th annual race car show at the Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage, Pennsylvania on March 8, 9 and 10. The club has also already announced five club nights for the 2019 season. Visit the TWIN-STATE Auto Racing Club Facebook page for the January newsletter and 2019 membership application.

2019 Twin-State Auto Racing Club (club nights as of 1/12/19)

May 24 – The Painesville Speedway

June 15 – Lake Erie Speedway

July 6 – Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

July 19 – Lernerville Speedway

August 3 – The Painesville Speedway

Schedule News

Here are some events that are coming this season that you may have missed. The Elite Modified Series will visit Sharon Speedway on June 1, 14, 15. In July on the 27, August 31 and September 20 and 21. Sharon Speedway will also host the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series on Tuesday, July 30.

The Ohio Thunder IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series has also released a 16-race schedule. The series says on a Facebook post that additional dates at Moler Raceway Park and Brushcreek Motorsports Complex could be added.

2019 Ohio Thunder Race Dates As of 1/11/19

April 27th 35 Raceway Park
May 4th 35 Raceway Park
May 25th 35 Raceway Park
June 1st 35 Raceway Park
June 8th Jackson County
June 15th Atomic Speedway
June 22nd 35 Raceway Park
July 6th Atomic Speedway
July 20 35 Raceway Park
Aug 10th Jackson County Speedway
Aug 17th 35 Raceway Park
Aug 24th Jackson County Speedway
Aug 31th Atomic Speedway
Sept 7th 35 Raceway Park
Sept 21st 35 Raceway Park
Oct 19th Jackson County Speedway

Kil-Kare To Host On August 4

The Vores Compact Touring Series announced on their Facebook page on January 11 that they have worked out a deal with Shadybowl Speedway and CRA to lease Kil-Kare Raceway on Sunday, August 4. According to a Facebook post the show will include the Shadybowl Enduro Cars, CRA Vores Welding and Steel Sportsman and the Van Hoy Oil Street Stocks along with the CTS Compacts presented by Chelsea Whitney Stachler and Irongate Realtors.