Abbring Joins ESMotorsports, Baciuska Joins GCK for Hell RX

ESmotorsport-Labas Gas has signed Netherlands’ Kevin Abbring to race for the team in the World RX of Norway, round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Hell

The official entry list revealed by the FIA shows Abbring in the Skoda Fabia raced in the first two rounds of World RX, in Abu Dhabi and Catalunya by Rokas Baciuska, then by Belgium’s Francois Duval. Former rally driver Abbring has worked with the team for some time as a test driver, and has now been promoted to a race seat.

As it was announced during the SpeedMachine Festival on Sunday in the UK, Baciuska will race for GCK Academy going forward, starting at Hell in a third Renault Megane RS RX for the GCK team. Finland’s Jani Paasonen will also compete in the event in the second Team STARD Ford Fiesta, alongside regular driver Janis Baumanis.

A total of 39 Supercars will race in Norway, with second round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar also taking place in Hell. On top of the regular Euro RX Supercar competitors, Belgium’s Enzo Ide will make his second rallycross Supercar start in a JC Raceteknik run Audi S1, the car he used in the Spa World RX of Belgium. Local drivers Ole Kristian Temte (Citroen C4), Stein Egil Jenssen (Ford Focus) and Hans-Joran Ostreng (Citroen DS3) have also signed up to complete in their home round of Euro RX, as Mario Barbosa (Citroen DS3) will make the journey from Portugal to the first Scandinavian round of the season.

Round four of the RX2 International Series will also be held at Hell and the entry list will be released in due course.

Swanson Tops Ventura's Battle at the Beach

Starting fifth, Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA) raced past J.J. Ringo on the 24th lap and took the checkered flags at Ventura Raceway’s “ARP Battle at the Beach Race #3.”

Carlson Scores Fourth DMA Win at Bear Ridge

Seth Carlson of Stafford, CT dominated the night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT driving a backup car owned by friend and fellow competitor Tim Gallant. Carlson, who would normally be driving his #2 Seals-it sponsored USAC DMA midget, has been having mechanical issues so getting behind the wheel of Galant’s 33 gave Carlson a chance to stay in the points hunt.

Stanfill Stands Tall at Spoon River

Bryan Stanfill led the final seven laps in a back-and-forth battle with Tyler Roth to win his first career USAC Engler IMRA Speed2 Midget feature event Saturday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.

Windom Wins Smackdown Passing Master Title

By passing 23 cars throughout the three nights of Smackdown VIII, Chris Windom has claimed the ProSource Passing Master award for the eighth running of the event.

Courtney the King of Smackdown VIII at Kokomo

After positioning himself as King of the Hill earlier in the evening to earn a starting spot on the pole position for the feature, Tyler Courtney emerged as king of the mountaintop with his Smackdown VIII victory Saturday night, leading all 40 laps to join three-time winner Dave Darland in becoming the second multi-time victor of the event at Kokomo Speedway.

Courtney & Grant Reach 100 Straight USAC Sprint Starts

Friday night at Kokomo Speedway, a pair of USAC standouts reached the century mark in terms of consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature starts.

Smackdown VIII Points (After Night 2 of 3)

Justin Grant leads the Sprint Car Smackdown VIII points entering Saturday’s eighth annual finale featuring USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway.

Windom Retains Smackdown Passing Master Lead

Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) retains the lead of the ProSource Smackdown VIII Passing Master standings after advancing from his 16th to 7th in Thursday’s opening night feature and moving from 12th to 8th in Friday’s main event for a total of 13 cars passed in two nights of racing.

Seavey Sings a Winning Tune at Smackdown Night 2

One night after claiming a victory in Sprint Car Smackdown’s annual karaoke contest, Logan Seavey was singing a different tune Friday night on the track at Kokomo Speedway, ending it on a high note in victory lane following his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car triumph.

Smackdown VIII Passing Master Points (After Night 1 of 3)

Longtime USAC supporter ProSource has pledged $400 to the overall Passing Master Award winner for Smackdown VIII, rewarding the driver advancing the most total positions throughout the week's three USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature events at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.