News In Brief: March 16, 2011

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Orange Show Back With ASA

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Orange Show Speedway will continue as an ASA Member Track in 2011 after signing an agreement with the track’s new ownership group.

California Event Management, LLC recently took over the quarter-mile asphalt oval. The group includes Mark Brinksma, Fred Zermeno and Rafael Salazar.

In addition to hosting races at Orange Show, CEM also plans to bring in musical acts to perform as part of a summer concert series. The group has already signed rock band Quiet Riot to perform during the opening night of racing April 9. For more information, visit www.nosevents.com or www.asa-racing.com.

NCRA SportMods Increase Purse

PARK CITY, Kan. — The NCRA Southern Sport Modified Series will feature the largest championship purse in series history this year.

With 11 races on the schedule, the champion of the NCRA Southern Sport Modified Series will pocket $2,000, double what the champion took home the last two seasons. The standard payout for the division will be $500 for race winners and $100 to start each 20-car event.

In addition, Triple B Oil Field Services has joined the series as the official sponsor of the NCRA Southern Sport Modified Series Rookie of the Year Award.

Racer Of The Week

After more than 15 years racing Funny Cars, it took Del Worsham only two events to collect his first NHRA Top Fuel victory.

Worsham took out seven-time Top Fuel titlist Tony Schumacher to win the Gatornationals Sunday afternoon at Florida’s Gainesville Raceway.

Nuts & Bolts

• Royal Purple will sponsor the March 26 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif…

• Hoosier Tire West has been named the official tire of the IXL Metal Conditioner NorthWest Wingless Tour for sprint cars…

• K&N Engineering will sponsor Michael Lewis during the 2011 Formula 3 Italia campaign…

The JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour for modifieds has added an event at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa, Aug. 3 to its schedule…

• The Modified Tour, Inc. has agreed to renew its deal with Hoosier Tire and DIRTcar for the next three years. The series will be known as the BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour…

• Budweiser will return as the official beer of Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway this year…

• Chad Finley will chase the inaugural Jegs/CRA All-Stars Tour championship for crate late models this year…

Former racer Shane Davis has been named promoter of Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill…

The Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., Oct. 14-16…

• Menards has renewed its title sponsorship of the Menards 200 ARCA Racing Series event at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway…

• Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has joined the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series as a contingency sponsor…

• Carleton Merrill has been appointed the director of racing at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H…

• Lynyrd Skynyrd will play a pre-race concert before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sept. 4…

World Racing Group announced VP Racing Fuels has extended its partnership through 2014 to be the Official Racing Fuel of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, plus all 12 divisions of DIRTcar Racing and DIRTcar UMP Racing…

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has added a Sept. 21 race at Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway to its schedule.