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Gilliland Racing Expands with Driver Development

David Gilliland Racing (DGR) is capping its successful 2014 season with the announcement of an expansion. The Mooresville, N.C.-based team now offers a driver development program that will field a second car for the 2015 season in Late Model and Super Late Model competition. DGR is seeking young, up-and-coming talent to join the program.
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God Speed Bill Schmitt

Bill Schmitt, 4-time NASCAR Winston West Champion passed away in Redding, California on November 8, 2014.
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Matt Rossi Triumphs at Canyon’s Western World

Streaking past Ryan Bernal on lap eleven, Matt Rossi of South Central won the 30-lap finale of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” For Rossi, the $7,500 victory was his second career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory. Kevin Thomas Jr., hard charger Bryan Clauson, R.J. Johnson, and Brady Bacon followed Matt to the checkered flags.
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Johnson Titles; Rossi Champ; Bernal Sweeps Prelims

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. secured his first USAC driving title Saturday, finishing fourth in the 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" finale at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. His final margin of victory over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. is 204 points. Matt Rossi of Glendale, Ariz. emerged as the "Western World" champion with a dominating performance in Saturday's 30-lap finale. He led the final 20 laps in his Apache Scrapes/Schure Built Suspension Spike/Advanced after passing Ryan Bernal on lap 11. Bernal, who captured the preliminary 30-lap victories Thursday and Friday, slipped to eighth at the checkered flag.
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Mardis Supplies Drama, Cappello Champion

When the final race of the season doesn’t produce a tense battle for the championship of the Lucas Oil Modified Series Jim Mardis is glad to provide the drama.
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Thorn Wins Second Spears Southwest Tour Title

For the second time in three seasons, Derek Thorn was crowned the champion of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. In route to his second series title, Thorn, from Lakeport, California drove his Campbell Motorsports #43 to victory lane on four occasions, and finished runner-up three times in 2014.
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Tri Track Series Back in 2015 with New Tracks, New

The Pacific Northwest witnessed the beginning of a new Super Late Model racing endeavor as the Tri Track Super Late Model Series kicked off its inaugural season in 2014. In the first year the series saw over 80 drivers take the green flag with 10 different winners over the course of an 11-race schedule. The series returns in 2015 with some new additions including two new tracks, a new series director and some of the region’s biggest names committing to the sophomore season.
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Lucas Oil I 10 Thanksgiving Winter Blast

The Lucas Oil I 10 Speedway will be lighting up the holiday weekend by presenting their 13th annual Thanksgiving Winter Blast this Saturday night. The full evening will feature six different racing divisions on the quarter mile paved oval located at the Colorado River Fairgrounds in beautiful Blythe-California. The speedway's 2014-2015 Winter Blast racing season is being presented by Next Era Energy Resources. Saturday night's Thanksgiving weekend special event is being presented by the Palo Verde Valley Times: the trusted local news leader for Blythe-California and Quartzsite-Arizona.
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