The Hell Tour Gets Hotter with Nine $10,000-To-Win Races

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The world was once filled with endurance races. The Paris-to-Dakar Rally, Baja 1000, and even the World 600 was conceived as a way to push drivers and equipment to their limit. Established in 1985, the Hell Tour was another of those tests of stamina. Now, 33 years it is the last event standing.

Dakar has moved to South America because of terrorism in Northern Africa. Baja is a shadow of its former self. And mechanical engineering has turned the World 600 into just another long race on the NASCAR schedule.

In 2018, the DIRTcar Nationals—the less dramatic name for the Hell Tour—will host 28 races in 32 days spanning seven states in the Midwest. Barring rain outs, that means in the space of a month, drivers and teams have four days off to rest and more importantly service their equipment.

This year, the schedule will feature nine $10,000-to-win A-Mains; the smallest payout is $5,000 to the winner, making this one of the most lucrative series in Late Model racing. The champion of the event will pocket another $25,000.

The series kicks off June 13th and Peoria (IL) Speedway with the first $10k race happening two days later at Sycamore (IL) Speedway—followed immediately by another equal payday the next day at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway. The pristine track in Joliet, IL will host its first Hell Tour race ever. Sycamore is hosting only its second-ever race in the series.

The schedule features a balance of traditional tracks, relative new venues, and some courses that have been missing for several years as the series crisscrosses the region.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series runs combination events with the Hell Tour in the middle of the schedule. Also $10,000-to-win, the national touring regulars will take on the regional drivers at Terre Haute (IN) Action Track June 29 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO June 30.

The series concludes with a two-day show in the Buckeye State at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, OH July 13-14. The preliminary night will pay $5k with the check being twice as big the next night.

Rookie Carson Garrett Joins USAC Sprint Trail

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Carson Garrett, a standout with the Rocky Mountain Midget Association and a three-time feature starter with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets, will join the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2021 in a third KO Motorsports car (#15) as a teammate to Chase Stockon and fellow series Rookie Paul Nienhiser.

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Brent Marks Joining All Stars In 2021 - McMahan To Run True Outlaw Schedule

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After one of the most unique years in memory, CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that it will field a two car effort for the majority of the 2021 campaign. Returning for a second season behind the #5 machine will be Pennsylvania driver Brent Marks. Joining him in the CJB ranks will be former team driver Paul McMahan of Tennessee. The pairing was featured at the final event World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event of the 2020 season. For the new year, Marks will chase the Ollies Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions title, in addition to hitting other major shows."I'm really excited to chase after an All Star title with the CJB team," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction,BAPS Paints,Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel,R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We have a really exciting schedule for 2021 and adding that into the mix makes it even more exciting. Things are really taking shape in the shop and the guys have been hard at work preparing for this season. I’m just looking forward to this year. We’re excited about what we are doing this season and I want to thank Chad and this team for giving me the opportunity."Marks took home four victories in his inaugural season with CJB, including a victory in the Governors Reign event at Eldora Speedway.McMahan returns to the CJB stable after a highly successful run from 2013 thru 2015. The veteran driver, wheeling a RE Pierson Construction backed #23 machine in 2021, racked up numerous wins and scored a pair of top-three finishes in the final World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series standings."Just really looking forward to being back at CJB Motorsports again and working with Barry," McMahan said. "Chad (Clemens) and Barry (Jackson) have always been like family to me, even after we split back in 2015. Want to be a good teammate to Brent, as well. I think we will really help each other out at the track when we race together. The schedule we put together was something Barry and I worked on so we weren’t locked down to a series schedule. We'll run where it makes sense and hit the big money shows."Team owner Chad Clemens is equally optimistic about the teams prospects for 2021."Glad to have both Brent and Paul back in our stable," Clemens said. "Barry believes in both of these guys and our cars had great speed near the end of last year. We're very lucky that sprint car racing is alive and well in many parts of the country and it is affording us the opportunity to put together these types of schedules. We look to add to our win count and chase those big money races and a championship. Hopefully 2021 is more of a return to normal and we can stay racing consistently."

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Lucas Lee Claims 2021 Modified Winternationals Win

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The third night of the 2021 Winternationals saw new winners in Victory Lane with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds moving to a 35-lap main and the excitement of previous action staying right there.

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Southern Tour Gets New Name Ahead Of All Star Season

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The previously scheduled All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 swing through Georgia and Florida just got a makeover, as the six-race campaign to Screven Motor Speedway, East Bay Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park has officially transformed into the Sugarlands Shine Southern Tour presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts. The six-race agenda will kick-off on Friday evening, January 29, with a visit to the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia.

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Cockrum Joins New Silver Crown Team for 2021

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Three-time USAC Silver Crown winner Shane Cockrum has a new ride for the seven dirt races on the 2021 USAC Silver Crown schedule.  Not only is it a new ride for the Benton, Ill. native, it’s with a brand-new team and car to the series, the BLS Motorsports No. 71.

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McIntosh Joins Dave Mac for 2021 USAC Season

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Cannon McIntosh, the fifth-place finishing driver in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget points for 2020, will return to the family-owned Dave Mac Motorsports team for the 2021 season as announced via social media video on the team’s Twitter page Thursday afternoon.

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