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2012 IS SHAPING UP TO BE ANOTHER STRONG YEAR FOR THE RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES, ART LIEDL RETURNS TO THE URC ROSTER

 

The organization of sixty-five years is hearing renewed excitement as feedback from many teams is positive about URC.

There is a strong feeling that with today's economy, the twenty-race schedule is one the competitors can support. Flemington, NJ driver Art Liedl is one driver that is very optimistic as the Saturday, April 28 opener at the Delaware International Speedway quickly approaches. Liedl will start his fourth season with URC and he is getting closer to his first win with every start. "For us to win, we need our equipment to stay together and a good starting spot is always an advantage. URC is a tough division and it seems like all the good cars are always in front of me when I look at the line-up, " said Liedl.

"If the car is close, we usually go with a set of new tires and go from there. We learned that the tires play a big part in your success", added Liedl. For the coming year, URC has worked out a very affordable tire plan for the race teams, with an American Racer right rear tire selling for $159. "The tire price is very good and it makes everyone run on an even playing field". Liedl is also open to the idea of allowing 358 sprints to run with URC in the coming season. "The 358 sprints are becoming more affordable and I have two 358 engines in my garage. If needed, I now have a back-up engine," said Liedl.

Sponsors play a big part with the Liedl team and in 2012, his familiar #2 will carry sponsorship from Downs Ford in Toms River, NJ, C&S Equipment in Howell, NJ and Simonek Performance located in North Jersey. "For us, it's a family sport, we're all involved and we all love it", said Liedl. On race night the crew consists of Art's wife Carol, daughters Brenda and Ashley along with Donnie Burke. The Liedl Maxim chassis sprint car will again be powered by a Roush Yates Ford power plant that is maintained week in and week out by Art.

"Racing at different tracks like URC does is a huge learning curve, but of all the tracks we run, I feel the most comfortable at New Egypt Speedway", commented Liedl. Of course that would be his answer as Art Liedl enjoyed much success in the Super Sportsman class at New Egypt prior to 2008.

"As for URC, it's a great organization, one that really cares about their competitors and tries week in and week out to be fair, and we're glad to be part of it", said Liedl.

Liedl is one of many drivers looking for a big start with URC. Ed Aikin, Robbie Stillwaggon, Kramer Williamson, Randy West, Jonathan Swanson, Andy Best, Joey Biasi, Chad Trout, Jason Clauss, Mark Bitner, Troy Betts, Tim Hogue and Kyle Purks are just some of expected opening day competitors.

On the URC website under the Competitors Page, you will find all the fact sheets for the special events as well as the regular event payouts for 2012. The Jack Gunn Memorial, the Rislone Nationals, Bar's Leaks Nationals and the Pioneer Pole Buildings feature only payoff and procedures are posted.

 

For more information, please visit our website at: www.urcsprints.com

 

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE
APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl  
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar's Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 Pioneer Pole Buildings Feature Only
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"I can't be more excited about opening day" . . . . . .
ANDY BEST PREPS FOR RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES OPENER AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 28

 

Twenty-nine year old Andy Best of Dover, DE will kick off his fourth season with the United Racing Company when their season opens on Saturday night, April 28 at the Delaware International Speedway. "I can't be more excited about opening day" said Best who will start the year with his first new car of his career. Best will be running a Triple XXX Chassis that will be powered by a Don Ott engine. "This is the best opportunity I've ever had, not only with a new car but a strong engine program as well. My crew chief Lonnie Judy of Edwardsville, DE will do his part with the set-up and I'll need to do my job with the driving", added Best.

In 2012, the strategy for Andy Best is to show up to win and take the point as they come. Best continue to say, "This year we will be as good as any team at the start of year and our goal is to just get better as the year rolls on". With sponsorship from the Judy Family, Best Boarding Kennels and Ken Darling & Sons, the Andy Best team is encouraged that the playing field will be far more even for all the race teams this year.

URC announced earlier in the year that they will go with double file restarts to spark some excitement and late race passing. "I'm not a big fan of it but for us, the double file restarts will not be a deal breaker. . . .we're running URC and as far as the double file restarts, it should make for some great action", added Best.

"This is my fourth year with URC and I have to say, URC is very fair with what they do". Best said, "The $159 right rear tire is great, and at the end of the day, it will probably encourage us to run more new tires to be more competitive, so it's a good thing for us. I'm also 100% on-board with how URC is handicapping the special events, looking out for their competitors but using the weekly handicapping format."

The Rislone URC Sprint Series will open at the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night, April 28 with the first of a twenty race schedule. URC tracks for 2012 include Delaware International, Black Rock Speedway, Selinsgrove, Big Diamond, Williams Grove, Lincoln, Potomac, New Egypt, Winchester, VA, Grandview and the Port Royal Speedway.

Joining Andy Best on the URC Roster of 2012 will be Ed Aikin, Kramer Williamson, Robbie Stillwaggon, Joey Biasi, Randy West, Art Liedl, Chad Trout, Jason Clauss, Kevin Darling, Mark Bitner, Troy Betts and Tim Hogue to name a few.

 

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE
APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl  
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar's Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 Pioneer Pole Buildings Feature Only
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Feb. 27, 2012


JOEY BIASI PLANS FULL ASSAULT ON RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES IN 2012

Joe Biasi is excited, ready and well prepared for coming 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series.

Biasi, thirty-one years of age and from Mary D, Pennsylvania has an optimistic outlook for his assault on the Rislone URC Sprint Series for the coming season. Biasi owns one career win with the United Racing Company and returned to URC in 2011 after taking some time off from 360 Sprint car racing. Last year at the September 4 URC event at the Georgetown Speedway Biasi dominated the twenty-five lap feature event and appeared to be well on his way to victory when a tire blew, eliminating his chances for the victory. "That was last year" , commented Biasi in a phone interview just last Friday. "The momentum is strong following that race and we know now that we will be competitive with URC this year".

"That race was a turning point in my career and of course, a confidence builder as we even had a junk motor in that night", said Biasi. For the first time in his racing career, Joey Biasi will have a new car to sport when the 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series kicks off at the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, DE on Saturday night, April 28. "We plan to run the entire URC schedule and for the first time, I have the equipment to do that". Biasi added, " And we're confident that we will be competitive". Biasi will start with a brand new Maxim chassis along with a Burns & Youst power plant. Sponsors for the Biasi 1B include GMI Steering, Frank's Truck Lettering, the Race Foundation, Tyler Automotive and Burns & Youst.

URC has pinched some excitement into their new season with the announcement of double file restarts in 2012. "I'm fine with that and I like it as I think it will keep more cars competitive for the win. Biasi continued to say, " I know some drivers are concerned about more crashing but as I see it, there is a slight increased risk in crash but the reward, far out-weighs the risk".

Biasi is also thrilled with the revised handicapping of many of the URC special events. Race dates like the Rislone Nationals at Williams Grove and the Bar's Leaks Nationals at New Egypt will now follow the weekly URC handicapping procedure, replacing time trials. "I'm happy with the change as I'm not real strong on my time trials efforts", said Biasi.

URC is opening the door for the 358 sprints to compete on a weekly basis. The URC business has invested in a whistler and teching of the 358 sprints will be as rigid as they do on the 360 sprints. The Biasi point of view is, "I understand why URC made this change and the 358 and 360 sprints are so close that as long as the motors are being policed, it will not be an issue".

Joey Biasi is also wearing a big smile following the positive announcement of the tire pricing for the URC American Tires in the coming season. The right rear tires will be available for $159. "That's an awesome price as we spent well over $200 per tire last year, that will help our team as well as many other teams in the coming season".

When asked if he was racing for points or feature wins, Joey was quick reply, "We want to win races and if we can do that, the points will come our way".

"We are optimistic of the new year and we have high expectations, but we also know the reality of this sport, but never-the-less, we are coming to race and be competitive", said Biasi.

For more information on URC, visit our website at: www.urcsprints.com

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE

 

APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl  
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar's Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 PPB Feature Only

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 23, 2012

 

TIM HOGUE'S #39 TO CARRY PIZZA LOGS ON RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES OF 2012

 

Trenton, NJ – Tim Hogue will once again be a Rislone URC Sprint Car series regular thanks to sponsorship signed this week with the Original Pizza Logs. Hogue, 35, finished seventh in that tough 360 Sprint Car series last year but was unsure if he’d have the finances to continue as a regular this season. A phone call from Mr. Cordova of Pizza Logs helped insure he’ll be at the URC series opener at Delaware International Speedway on April 28 and all other events on the schedule.

Hogue, who owns two URC victories, is also a former ASCS Northeast series champion.

The second-generation driver from Medford, N.J., would like nothing more than to get the family owned No. 39 to the front of the field. “I am looking forward to representing Mr. Cordova and his company and getting them to victory lane,” said Hogue.

Original Pizza Logs is part of the Finger Food Products Company, which is located in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The company logo appears on many different race cars, most in the area where the company is located.

“He told me that their very recognizable “Pizza Logger” tends to bring good luck to the cars it is on so I’m hoping that works for me too because if it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have had any last year,” said Hogue. Original Pizza Logs can be found at quite a few tracks in upstate New York. Hogue hopes to get some of the tracks that URC races at to start selling the product as well. The company is a perfect fit for Hogue who lists pizza as his favorite food. “I’ve had Pizza Logs at the races in New York before and it is a great product,” he added.

Hogue has been preparing for the season despite not knowing if he’d have the finances to compete at every event.

His motor will be freshened by Kriner’s Racing Engines. They rebuilt the motor for him last year and it ran great. They found some much needed horsepower and think they may be able to fine a little more.

Hogue will be using Maxim Chassis with additional sponsorship from CnB Mushrooms, Air Care of NJ, Dylan’s RV, KB Letterin’, and Quality Auto Body. Product sponsors include Winters Performance, Robison Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, GME, Simpson, Pro Shocks, Bruce's Speed, HTMA, Precise Racing Products, Bell helmets, Sanders Wheels, Wilwood Brakes, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, Roach Wings and West Fabrication.

Good thing happen to good people. Last Friday, Hogue made a special appearance with his Sprint Car as part of Daryl Dissinger’s mission for Dissinger’s Race 2a Cure Foundation.

Hogue visited a five-year old boy who is dying from cancer. The boy, Declan, is from Downingtown, Pa. and is suffering from Rabdomyosarcoma.

“He has about a week to live,” said Hogue. “It was sad but the coolest thing I have ever done. I have never been to the Matheny School (for Cerebral Palsied children in Peapack, N.J.), but I imagine it is a similar feeling to how Kevin Eyres and everyone from racing who brings joy to those children feels every year when they put on their annual Christmas party for them.”

 

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE

APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl  
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar's Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS LLC Feature Only
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KRAMER WILLIAMSON AND THE PINK PANTHER PLAN RETURN TO URC IN 2012

 

A three time URC champion and winner of sixty-seven URC feature events, Kramer Williamson of Palmyra, PA will be returning to chase another Rislone URC Sprint Series Championship in 2012.

Kramer is a veteran of the sport and a multi-time champion on the Central Pennsylvania sprint car tracks, and a former winner of the National Open at Williams Grove. Williamson also has his named etched on the World of Outlaws feature win list. In the world of sprint car racing, Kramer has pretty much done it all.

Kramer would not reveal his age, so to put it in perspective, he did share that he was Rookie of the Year at Williams Grove in 1971.

Yes Kramer has been around for a long time and when asked if retirement was in his future, he was quick to reply, "My body will tell me when it's time to stop". Kramer's history brings a lot to the sport like building his own frames and most of his components, and he does it because, that's how they did it years ago. With that said, Kramer remains very competitive with the start of each and every sprint car race and has confidence his the parts he builds. There's an old saying, "Once a Champion, Always a Champion" and that fits very well for Kramer Williamson.

"We do plan to run the entire URC season even though I would like more race dates on the schedule. When you get to this stage of my career, you want to race every possible weekend", added Williamson. "I like the tire prices and this will help with the overall operating cost of a race team, it will definitely help keep more teams running". Kramer also has a view on the double file restarts. "I think it will be exciting and something different and for me, double file restarts will help. I get stronger as the race goes on". Williamson added, "I'm glad URC is trying it and if it makes the racing better for the fans, then we have to do it. . . .after all, it's about the fans".

URC will again offer several higher paying events in 2012, but as we all know, more money often attracts more competition. "Good, bring them on. I want to kick their butts. I have always believed that if you race with good drivers, you'll be a good driver. I believe it's my way to get better". Williamson went on to say, "I remember beating Fred Rahmer at the Grove one night driving Fran Hogue's car and it was so sweet, and I want to do more of that".

Two new tracks are joining the Rislone URC Sprint Series schedule and include Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD and the Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA. "I'm game for the new and different tracks", added Kramer. "I like to race, the more the better so I'll just keep beating my head against the wall and do it over and over again".

The 2012 season will find Kramer once again sporting his #73 well known as the Pink Panther. His crew includes Crew Chief Jason Simmons, Chris Gustin, Cliff Irvin, Dale and Steve Simmons of course his wife Sharon and daughter Felecia. Kramer's son, Kurt prepares all the shocks for the Panther and stays in close contact with the team on race days while he is working with various NASCAR teams. Sponsors on the Pink Panther include Jason Simmons, Armorboard, Boyer Signs, JRI Shocks and Pepsi-Cola.

Kramer remains a present day race who proudly experienced and lived through the old days. To this day, Kramer Williamson is still one of the most popular drivers on the URC roster. At driver autograph sessions, the response from the crowd and media requests almost always include the name Kramer Williamson.

 

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE
APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl  
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar's Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview  
July 28 Bridgeport  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 PPB Feature Only
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DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ADDS THIRD DATE TO RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES, 358 SPRINTS INVITED TO COMPETE IN ALL URC SHOWS

A third date at the Delaware International Speedway was added to the Rislone URC Sprint Series for 2012. The URC sprints will open the coming season at Delaware International on Saturday, April 28 followed by return visits on Saturday, June 30 and Saturday, September 1. URC has a twenty-one race schedule visiting twelve different tracks to include Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, Lincoln, Port Royal, Grandview, Big Diamond, New Egypt, Black Rock, Winchester, VA, Potomac and the Bridgeport Speedway. The series will visit the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey as URC celebrates their sixty-fifth consecutive season.

New for 2012, URC will open the door for the 358 sprints to compete with URC on a weekly basis. The 358 sprints must follow the URC sprint car specifications, tire rule and URC will follow the Williams Grove motor rules to tech the 358 sprints. A whistler will be used for teching the 358 sprints and they will follow the same handicapping format as the 360 sprints for all regular shows. URC has received calls from several 358 sprint teams that have interest in running with URC at various events throughout the season. URC Owners John and Cher Zimmerman and Bob Miller all agree that this is a good opportunity for new drivers and owners to sample the URC experience which offers a strong purse, numerous bonus payouts, a solid point fund, reasonable tire costs, strong teching and officiating, and a travel smart schedule.

Earlier this year, URC announced their move to double-file starts. On all restarts, lapped cars will fail to the rear and go one lap down to the field, with the exception of one "lucky dog". The "lucky dog" will go to the highest place car that is one lap down to the leader and, he will get his lap back but will go to the tail of the lead lap cars. Upon the display of the yellow flag, all cars will fall into a single file format and the restart line-up will be communicated over the in-car radios.

Special events are plentiful over the course of the 2012 Rislone Sprint Series and include the prestigious Rislone Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 3rd. The weekly URC handicapping format will be used in place of time trials for this event, with one exception. The Williams Grove 358 sprint drivers that are in the top twenty in points at the Grove will be seeded into the line-up based off their point ranking. The URC approved American Racer tire will be required on both the left and right rear for the 360 sprints and for the 358 sprints, they will be required to run a URC approved American Racer right rear.

The popular MACH1 Chassis Jack Gunn Memorial at the Selinsgrove Speedway is set for Saturday night, May 12 and will pay $3,500 to the winner. For this event, all 360 sprints must run the URC approved American Racer left and right rear tires and only the Selinsgrove 358 sprints may run the Selinsgrove approved Hoosier tire. Time trials and the event format for this show will be the same as previous years.

A URC membership will carry some very important entitlements in the coming year. Bonus money at regular shows to include heat race winners money will be paid only to teams where the winning driver and owner hold a valid URC license. Some designated bonus money and contingency awards will only go to URC members. URC is working on additional bonus money to be paid at specific special events, and to eligible for the added payoff, both the driver and owner will be required to be a URC member.

Thanks to American Racer and support from Rislone, URC competitors will enjoy a very attractive tire pricing. An American Racer right rear will sell for $159, the left rear for $155 and fronts may be purchased for $138, and this is unheard of pricing for sprint car tires today. Adjusting the tire pricing through sponsorship support from American Racer and Rislone, will help with cost cutting for all URC competitors throughout the entire Rislone URC Sprint Series.

URC is also reworking their point fund for the coming season. The top ten owners in points will share the point fund at season end. Details on the point fund and requirements to earn the money will be announced shortly. As a cost cutting effort for their competitors, URC will not have a season end banquet, but as we did in 2011, URC will have a salute to the champions including fireworks and it will take place at the season finale at the Pioneer Pole Buildings URC event at the Grandview Speedway.

URC once again has strong sponsorship support from Rislone, Bar's Leaks, American Racer, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc, Engler Machine & Tool, Brad Penn, Fred's Trailer Parts, Viper Venom Fuels and Taylor & Messick. More information to come on special events and bonus money opportunities for URC Members in the coming season. 2012 will be the year to be a URC member to gain the financial rewards being offered to URC's weekly competitors.

The URC Chip Reward program is off to a quick start. The URC Chip Reward Program awards one chip per driver or owner when they do a press release, display their car in a show, participate in a promotional function including URC's nightly autograph sessions all taking place between January 1 and October 13. At the season finale, there will be a drawing with $500 going to the winner. The more events or promotional activities you do, the more chips you earn, increasing your chances of winning the drawing. So far this season, Ed Aikin has earned 3 chips, Jonathan Swanson 2, Tim Hogue 2, Robbie Stillwaggon, JJ Grasso and Steve Downs have earned one chip. To be eligible for the drawing, the driver or owner must be a URC member.

URC license applications are now available and posted on the URC website under the competitors page. All event sheets will be posted shortly on the website for every URC special event, providing details for the event to include payout, rules and race night procedures. In some cases, the bonus money will be paid only to URC members so it is critical that drivers and owners obtain a URC license for 2012.

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE

 

APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl  
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar's Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview  
July 28 Bridgeport  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 PPB Feature Only
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Feb. 2, 2012

JOSH WELLER REFLECTS ON 2011, PLANS STILL UNCERTAIN FOR 2012, CHRIS WEISS LOOKS TO RUN ENTIRE 2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES

The "Wild Child" Josh Weller reflects on the 2011 Rislone URC Sprint Series that saw him score one feature win and finish an impressive third in the overall point chase. Weller's victory came at the New Egypt Speedway driving his family owned #63. Later in the season, Weller filled the seat of the Kathy and Pat Palladino #99 and delivered solid performances that earned Josh a third place finish in the driver point chase.

A big disappointment for the Weller/Palladino Team came at the September 4 Georgetown Speedway event. While leading, the nose wing mount broke on the #99, slowing the car dramatically with the possible feature win going right out the window. Weller certainly wanted to give the Palladino's that big win in the first state.

At present, with the Palladino Team announcing that they will park their car for most of the season, Weller is now ride or sponsor hunting to get the family owned #63 back on the track and in contention to chase down that coveted 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series Championship.

For Josh Weller 2011 also marked the birth of their first child, a daughter Aubrey. In review of his favorite tracks, Weller commented. "Grandview is my type of track especially when the track slicks off. I like small quick race tracks that seem to take a little more self control to do well. We have always seemed to shine on slick more technical tracks, but Grandview has always been one of my favorites". Weller added, "Grandview is also my home track and I have lots of friends, fans and family at the track. I have also run more races there then I have at other tracks, running the Thunder races with the WOO, USAC and other non-sanctioned 410 races."

Weller is without a doubt, one of URC's top contenders always clean on the track and professional with his pit side conduct and always displays great fan appeal.

JC Motorsports and Chris Weiss of East Texas, PA announced today that they do plan on running the entire 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series.

Weiss is pleased to announce that TnT Scrap Metal of Brooklyn, NY, Cargo Trailers in Lansdale and Trio Provisions & Smokehaus in East Texas, PA will be their sponsor for 2012. Engines and machine work is being done by Bob Silfies of Silfies Race Engines in Easton, PA Paint and vinyl is provided by Bruce Bowen of Bowen Signs and Lettering. Associate sponsors include Simpson, CFI Fiberglass in Hanover, PA, RAACE, Hoffman Speed Supplies in New Tripoli, PA, Ultra Shield Race Products and GME Steerings in New Ringgold's, PA.


URC will kick off their 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series at the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night, April 28.

License applications for membership are available on the website as well as the complete schedule of events. Please visit us at www.urcsprints.com 

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Jan. 30, 2012

BERRY RACING PREP FOR RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES OPENER SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Ned & Mary Jean Berry have announced that JR Berry will be their driver for the Rislone URC sprint series of 2012.

JR Berry will drive the car as Tim Higgins takes a break after his heart attack that took place at the Delaware International Speedway last season. Hopefully, Tim will be well enough to get back in the car in the year 2013. JR started his racing career at the Linda's Speedway running 4 cylinders in 1993 where he claimed 18 Feature Wins. Then with the help of his father, he purchased his first sprint car and with a motor sponsored by Duval & Sherry Dressler, he began his sprint car racing career in the year 2000. This is the year where he claimed the Rising Star Award, finished in the top ten in points, and earned respect from his fellow competitors.

Since 2004, JR has been running his 410 when possible and always makes the full USAC Swing. He will continue to run his own car on the off weeks that the Rislone URC Sprint Series is not running and take part in some double duty nights along the season. JR Berry will be at the Rislone Sprint Series opener on Saturday night, April 28.

Ned and Mary Jean are hoping to have a successful season with JR planning to run the entire Rislone URC Sprint Series. The last time JR and his dad had teamed up, was the 2001 and 2002 season with the KARS Sprint Series and they greatly enjoyed their success.

The Berry Team will be starting the season out with the car they put together from the last show of 2011. Berry Racing also have another complete car as backup with an extra chassis. Currently, Ricki Kehl of Kehl's Auto Service is freshening the motor with machine work being done by Squeak Automotive Machine. Also returning to Berry Racing will be Shompers Super Lube out of Williamstown, PA., Higgins Automotive out of Reading, PA., Fleetwood Auto Parts out of Fleetwood, PA., Fleetwood Beverage out of Fleetwood, PA., and Paint by Cody and Angel Kerschner and family.

JR has five crew members to help out this year. The team includes Clyde Myers, Jason Dierolf, Gene DeLancei, Brian (Duce) Powelson, Tom Gray, and the Berry Team greatly appreciates their commitment for 2012.

The Berry's are busy planning their 2nd Annual Racing Fundraiser Party to take place on Saturday, February 11 at 6 PM. The location will be the Oley Fairgrounds Center, Oley, PA. Food, Beer and door prizes are included for a donation of $25. Tickets are available by calling 610-334-9571 or 484-343-1206.

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Jan. 30, 2012

 

ED AIKIN ANNOUNCES NEW SPONSORS FOR 2012

Winner of the 2011 Rislone URC Sprint Series $4,000 to win season finale at the Grandview Speedway, driver/car owner Ed Aikin is pleased to announce three new sponsors coming on-board in the new season. Viper Venom Fuels, Chips Auto Center of Pennsville, NJ and J&M Custom powder coating of Honeybrook, PA will be a sponsor for Aikin in 2012. Aikin of Lincoln University, PA is a six time Rislone URC Sprint feature winner is looking to win features this year and hopes to be in a position to contend for the URC season long championship.

The Rislone URC Sprint Series will open at the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night, April 28 Special events are quickly filling the schedule and include the $3,500 to win Jack Gunn Memorial to take place at the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, May 12 and the Rislone Nationals paying $5,000 to win at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 3rd. Pioneer Pole Buildings is also returning as a sponsor of the season finale at Grandview on Saturday night, October 13 offering $3,000 to the winner of the 25 lap feature event.

Thanks to American Racer and support from Rislone, URC competitors will enjoy very attractive tire pricing. An American Racer right rear will sell for $159, the left rear for $155 and fronts may be purchased for $138, unheard of pricing for sprint car tires today. Adjusting the tire pricing with some of the Rislone URC point fund money will help all our competitors throughout the entire Rislone URC Sprint Series.

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Jan. 26, 2012

 

VIPER VENOM POSTS PLENTY OF FUEL FOR URC RACERS IN 2012

 

Paul Messick of Viper Venom Fuels will be returning to URC in 2012 offering a free drum of Viper Fuel to the feature winner if they are using the product. This program will be offered throughout the season for all URC events in 2012 and is limited to one free drum per team. Viper Fuel offers 99.99% pure methanol for $135 per fifty-five gallon drum and is available by contacting Paul Messick at 302-757-6918 or by e-mail at sales@vipervenomfuels.com.

The feature winner will receive their free drum of Viper Fuel when arranging their next purchase of fuel. "We gained a lot of exposure working with URC in the past and look forward to another great season", said Messick.

URC will open their 2012 Rislone Sprint Series at the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday, April 28. The Potomac (MD) and Winchester (VA) Speedway's are new stops on the schedule for URC in the coming season. Last year marked the return to the Port Royal Speedway for URC, unfortunately bad weather forced the cancellation of that event, Port Royal is back on URC's schedule for 2012 on Saturday night, August 25.

Special events already on the schedule include the $3,500 to win Jack Gunn Memorial to take place at the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, May 12 and the Rislone Nationals paying $5,000 to win at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 3rd. Pioneer Pole Buildings is also returning as a sponsor of the season finale at Grandview on Saturday night, October 13 offering $3,000 to the winner of the 25 lap feature event.

At this time, URC is not looking to add more dates to the 2012 schedule, but we are working at increasing the payoff at two of the existing events. Feedback over the past weekend was positive that our schedule is offering the right number of events for our competitors based on the economy and expected travel expenses in the new season. The obvious decline in race dates is due to less shows at the Delaware International Speedway and the missing dates from Georgetown and Rolling Wheels.

All regular URC sprint features pay $2,000 to the winner with several higher paying events throughout the season. In 2011, URC paid out during the season $15,000 through the Rislone Loyalty Program, rewarding car owners for their weekly support and loyalty. Similar programs are being arranged for the coming season and will be announced over the next few weeks.

Another incentive offered to URC competitors in the coming season is the tire pricing. Thanks to American Racer and support from Rislone, URC competitors will be paying an all time lowest cost for their tires. An American Racer right rear will sell for $159, the left rear for $155 and fronts may be purchased for $138, unheard of pricing for sprint car tires today. Adjusting the tire pricing with some of the Rislone URC point fund money will help all our competitors throughout the entire Rislone URC Sprint Series.

For the race fans, URC will spice up the program by using the Delaware Start for all original starts and restarts up to, two laps to go. The Delaware State will feature the pole car all alone on the front row with the rest of the field double file. This is expected to provide more passing and offer drivers who start deep in the pack, an opportunity to be in contention for the lead in the late stages of the race.

 

2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES

 

APR 28 Delaware Intl  
MAY 4 Black Rock  
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond  
JUNE 1 Williams Grove  
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)  
JUNE 22 Potomac  
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA  
JULY 7 New Egypt  
JULY 21 Grandview  
July 28 Bridgeport  
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln  
AUG 10 Black Rock  
AUG 11 Selinsgrove  
AUG 24 Williams Grove  
AUG 25 Port Royal  
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl  
SEPT 29 New Egypt  
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 Feature Only
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URC’s Jonathan Swanson Prepares For Motorsports 2012 With Pioneer Pole Buildings And Kriner Racing Engines



Yardville, NJ-- On Friday, January 20th, Rislone URC sprint series driver Jonathan Swanson will unofficially kick off his 2012 season with a weekend full of appearances at the annual Motorsports Trade Show in Greater Oaks, PA. This year Jonathan was invited to display the car he will be campaigning in the 2012 Rislone URC Sprint season at the Kriner Racing Engines booth from Friday through Sunday.

Along with having his car available for display, Jonathan will also be making several appearances not only at the Kriner booth but also the booth of primary sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings. Much like last year Jonathan will be in the Pioneer booth on Saturday afternoon signing autographs and taking pictures.

“This is a great way to kick off 2012,” said Jonathan. “Not only will fans get the chance to see all of our hard work getting the car ready for competition, but I’ll also get to meet with the fans and tell them about the great companies both Pioneer and Kriner are.”

Jonathan will have pictures available for fans at his car in the Kriner booth and the autograph session at the Pioneer booth. Fans can also get a look at the 2012 URC schedule that Jonathan plans to run, as well as the USAC Eastern Swing Jonathan plans of running for the third consecutive year. In addition on Sunday, January 22nd, Jonathan will have a special surprise for all the children in attendance during Family Day at the show.

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Jan. 14 ,2012


ROBBIE STILLWAGGON PUTS AN EYE ON "WINNING" WITH URC IN 2012



Youthful and always exciting Robbie Stillwaggon may have had the drive of his career in the 2011 Rislone URC Sprint Series season finale at the Grandview Speedway.



In the late stages of the twenty-five lap feature on the Pennsylvania short track "bull ring", Stillwaggon was on a charge. Front row starters Ed Aikin and Dave Ely were in an exciting dual for the lead through most of the race as the Burlington, NJ driver was clawing his way to the front. With just five laps remaining, the twenty-three year old Stillwaggon had caught the leaders. After passing Dave Ely for second, Stillwaggon began to reel in race leader Ed Aikin, but ran short of time. Never-the-less, it was one of the most exciting performances by Stillwaggon, as he delivered a near perfect ride to finished second.

Without a doubt, it was a great way to end the season for the Stillwaggon team and the excitement and energy of that strong run will carry them through the off season as they anticipate the Rislone URC Sprint Series season opener. "Grandview was a great run for our team! It is a track that we usually struggle at, so to pass cars and get to the front was a lot of fun. Unfortunately we came up a little short which makes it tough, but we're confident we can carry that momentum into the 2012 season.".

Robbie came to URC in 2006 and just one year later, he scored his first career win, taking the victory at the Delaware International Speedway. His second win came in 2009, parking the Fred Kennedy owned sprint car in the historic Williams Grove victory lane, a track every sprint car driver wants to one at. Since 2009, Stillwaggon has been shut out of a victory, but just like that last race of the season at Grandview, he has come close on several occasions.

Like any Rislone URC Sprint Series competitor, Robbie wants to wins races and at the same time, keep their eye on the goal of the URC Championship title. "To win the URC title, you need to have consistently good runs and have little to no DNF's," stated Stillwaggon who is 2012, has set a goal to win features. "We need to win 2012. We finished second quite a few times in 2011, but just couldn't pull off the win so that's the ultimate goal this year. We're going to take the season race by race and hopefully get to victory lane." Stillwaggon added, "Like in 2011, solid finishes will also keep us in point chase as well for the coming year."

Stillwaggon drives the sprint car that is owned by Fred Kennedy, and family plays a big part in this team at every race. Bob and Melanie Stillwaggon, Robbie's parents never miss a race and play a key part in preparation, set-up and confidence building, with every race and at every track. The crew is made up of Ryan, Mikey, John, Wawa, Ole Guy and Johnny G and if you stand back and watch them in action, you would think they all have a financial interest in the team, they just work that hard. The Kennedy owned sprinter sports a J&J Chassis that is powered by a WesMar power plant.

2012 is just around the corner and the Stillwaggon team is ready. When asked what track is his favorite, Robbie was quick to reply, "Any track that's fast".

The 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series schedule will be released next weekend. Dates are already confirmed at Delaware International, New Egypt, Grandview, Lincoln, Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, Port Royal, Big Diamond, Potomac, Winchester, VA and the Black Rock Speedway. Approximately four additional race dates are being discussed at this time. Visit the URC website for the latest news at: www.urcsprints.com

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RANDY WEST LOOKS TO EARN FRED KENNEDY A LONG OVER DUE URC OWNER CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

Forty-three year old Randy West of Boyertown, PA has been around the block more then a few times. He understands racing as its' been a big part of his life, day after day.

West enjoyed success in the sports at various levels and coming off the 2011 Rislone URC Sprint Series, it was certainly one of his best seasons. Driving for respected car owner Fred Kennedy, this is a rather dynamic team and watching them interact, along with their team, you sense a feeling of calm, serious and, the competitive drive to win. What's more remarkable is, when the night doesn't unfold quite the way they planned, the team laughs and still has a good time, shaking it off with a plan to. . ."we'll get'em next week". "Fred and I only go to the races to have fun. If you spend that kind of time and that much money, at the end of most nights, you better have a smile on your face", added West.

Fred Kennedy, a successful former stock car and sprint driver himself, does a lot for the sport. His sponsorship contributions to various race teams, support of different divisions and URC is noticeable. Beyond the financial piece, Fred Kennedy often provides the voice of reason to work though what could be possible challenging situations. Fred knows what it takes to be in all the various roles from driver, owner, crew member and even a race official. He has done it all and brings that knowledge and experience to every discussion.

In 2012, Randy West would like nothing more then to bring home the URC Owner Championship for Fred Kennedy.

"Our season last year went real well and seemed to slip a little at the end, when we started using a different car", said West. "We just could not find the right set-up in that car to make me comfortable". In the course of the 2011 Rislone Sprint Series, Randy West was a two time feature winner, taking victories at the Georgetown Speedway on July 1 and the Delaware International on July 30. West closed out the year with a fourth place finish in the overall Rislone Championship Series point chase, a career high accomplishment. West and Kennedy also won the Taylor & Messick Delaware State Sprint Series, a mini-point series within the season long Rislone title run.

Randy and Fred appreciate their crew, without them, racing at this level would just not be possible. The crew includes Randy Wilbert, John Griffiths, Alonzo Morales, Jenn West and Randy's biggest fan, his son Cody West. The list of sponsors includes Fred's Trailer Parts, Mini-Crete, Delran Auto Body, West Fabrication, Simpson, Rod End Supply, Winters, The Brake Man, Robinson Racing Products and Keizer Wheels. For 2012, the West/Kennedy Team has an arsenal of three 360 motors now being freshened by Yardley Racing Engine, Speed Equipment, and Ayers Racing Engines. The motors will get dropped into two J&J chassis and they'll be set for the coming year.

Why is it so hard for a driver to score multiple wins in URC? "The competition in URC is second to none. Even though car count is down from previous years, the good cars are still racing weekly. Drivers with multiple wins, are usually racing weekly at the same track, we really don't race at any one track enough times for someone to be dominant. You also have to look at percentages, the drivers that are winning a lot are also racing a lot more then most of the URC drivers. What I would like to see is a 360/358 Challenge race at Delaware International and I'm sure the outcome would be that the URC drivers would dominate", stated West.

"I think it would be great if the #56 or the #89 sprint car could give Fred Kennedy his first, long overdue URC Owner Championship. He has been a great car owner, sponsor, and supporter of URC for many non-stop years". West continued to say, "When I first ran URC in 2003, I viewed Fred's car as one that I wanted to drive before I quit driving, and I find it an honor to now be in my fourth year of driving for Fred, it can't get much better then this".

The 2012 URC opener is set for the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday, April 14.

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DOVER, PA SPRINT DRIVER CHAD TROUT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO COMPETE WITH URC IN 2012

At age 32, Dover, PA sprint car driver Chad Trout announced today his plans to compete on the 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series.

Trout owns fourteen 358 sprint car victories in his career, collecting wins at tracks like Lincoln, Port Royal and Williams Grove. He competed weekly at what could very well be the toughest sprint car tracks in the county and now he's taking on the Rislone URC Series. All three tracks have race dates booked for 2012 with the United Racing Company, so Trout will be very comfortable when he rolls in to these three tracks. When asked why he plans to run URC, Trout responded, " I think URC give a fair payout and does more to help the racers then any other organization".

Trout is the owner of his sprint car that will carry the number 7C. Sponsorship support for Trout Racing includes Jiffy Lube of Mechanicsburg and Carlisle, PA, Marlowe's Metal Fabricating, Travis Racing Engines and Lee Components. Trout's favorite track is, "Anyone that I can win at", a fairly typical answer from any sprint car driver.

The United Racing Company is proud to have Chad Trout join their roster for the coming season. There is no doubt that URC has turned up the heat on competition over the past few years. With higher purses through special events, bonus money and an attractive point fund payout, URC is catching the eye of drivers and owners looking for an attractive payout and an alternative to the 410 sprints.

You have to race hard and beat the best if you're looking for that big payday. Competition remains tough in URC and that is demonstrated by URC having numerous winners and very few drivers that could win more then three races last season. In 2011, twenty-two Rislone URC events took place and delivered fourteen different winners. Five drivers scored double victories including Ed Aikin, Curt Michael, Daryn Pittman, Randy West and Dave Ely. JJ Grasso was the only driver to score four wins in 2011. URC had four drivers who scored their first career win on the Rislone URC Sprint tour and the list includes Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Davie Franek and Canadian sprint car driver Steve Poirier.

Three rookie drivers have already registered to chase the URC Rookie of the Year Title including Dan Mazy of Alburtis, PA, Steve Downs of Georgetown, DE and Chris Glenden of Delmar, DE.

Expected top contenders planning to run the Rislone URC Series in 2012 include Ed Aikin, Josh Weller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Randy West, Kramer Williamson, Jonathan Swanson, Joey Biasi, 2011 URC Rookie of the Year Troy Betts, Art Liedl, Tim Hogue and Andy Best.

URC is a tough place to race and we have no plans to change that, in fact, " Where URC is concerned, We don't make winning easy" !

URC will soon announce their 2012 Rislone URC Sprint Series schedule for 2012.

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Vote For URC Driver Jonathan Swanson In The Champion Spark Plug “Search For A Champion” Competition

Yardville, NJ- As the 2012 racing season quickly approaches URC Sprint car driver Jonathan Swanson is busy at work preparing by entering Champion Spark Plugs “Search For A Champion” competition. Beginning on Monday, January 2nd, fans can vote for the posted video they feel best defines a champion, an honor Jonathan hopes fans bestow to him.

Jonathan’s video is a clip of his interview following his first Rislone URC sprint car win at Big Diamond in 2010. In it he talks about the difficult week he had prior to the win and all the hard work it took his one-man crew to get him to Victory Lane. The message Jonathan hopes fans hear, is that a champion never gives up no matter how many obstacles and challenges stand in their way.

In his written introduction to his video, Jonathan also wants fans and Champion Spark Plugs to know that a champion isn’t just made on the track. Champions not only race their way to a championship, but also earn it by connecting with fan, participating in autograph sessions, and promoting their sponsor and series or track.

The fan vote of the competition accounts for one third of the overall score in the contest which awards one winner in each category $10,000 in sponsorship money and an overall winner $50,000 in sponsorship money. Fans can vote once a day until February 5th after registering at www.alwaysachampion.com.  Not only are participants able to help Jonathan win much appreciated sponsorship money, they also register to win prizes for themselves from Champion as their way to give back not only to the drivers but also the fans who support them.

Don’t forget to vote for Jonathan’s video once a day from January 2nd to February 5th at http://contest.alwaysachampion.com/contests/showentry/1003465/null/4.  Thank you in advance to all of those who vote during the competition.

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