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Racing News: 2015 King of the Hammers Movie Trailer Released

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 Hammers Movie
“The Kingdom” trailer can be viewed now at

2015 King of The Hammers Movie Trailer Released

Hammerking Productions, in conjunction with HeavyMetalConcepts, released the trailer for the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers, presented by 4 Wheel Parts movie on August 19. This year's movie, titled “The Kingdom,” will highlight the final showdown between 2011 King Erik Miller and 2012 King Randy Slawson for the chance to reclaim the throne in 2015. The movie will also showcase the event week's racing action, including the KLiM King of the Motos, Vision X SRRS vs. ULTRA4 East vs. West Shootout, Polaris RZR KOH UTV Race and the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge.

Pre-order packages are available at, with the full-length feature release expected in September.

NASCAR Results from Irwindale Speedway on August 15

Following are the late results from the August 15 races at Irwindale Speedway. Next up is the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, which  will take place at Irwindale on Saturday, August 29, and will feature Seidner’s Late Model Twin races, the Spears SRL S2 Tour, Pick Your Part South West Tour trucks, Universal Studios Bandoleros and INEX Legends. Discount tickets are available now at

Seidner's Collision Centers Late Models—Race 1, 30 Laps
1.  71, Christian McGhee, Claremont
2.  90, Toni McCray, Highland
3.  17, Mike Johnson, Covina
4.  50, Trevor Huddleston, Agoura Hills
5.  55, Blaine Perkins, Bakersfield
NASCAR Super Stocks, 25 Laps
1.  66, Gary Frankovich, Apple Valley
2.  21, Zack Green, Long Beach
3.  02, Gary Read, La Verne
4.  47, Paul Howard, Anaheim
5.  01, Greg Crutcher, Covina
Irwindale Race Trucks, 40 Laps
1.  19 Reily Herbst R, Las Vegas
2.  7 Andrew Porter, La Verne
3.  78 Lucas McNeil, Saugus
4.  77 Joey Licata, Jr Lake Balboa
5.  28 Jeff Williams, Newbury Park
Seidner's Collision Centers Late Models–Race 2, 30 Laps
1.  90, Toni McCray, Highland
2.  71, Christian McGhee, Claremont
3.  45, Sean Woodside, Valencia
4.  55, Blaine Perkins, Bakerfield
5.  17, Mike Johnson, Covina
NASCAR Super Stocks—Race 2, 25 Laps
1.  21, Zack Green, Long Beach
2.  66, Gary Frankovich, Apple Valley
3.  47, Paul Howard, Anaheim
4.  02, Gary Read, La Verne
5.  01, Greg Crutcher, Covina

 Perris Auto Sprint
August 15 Senior Sprint Car Series points leader Chris Wakimk of Simi Valley won his first PAS main of 2015 on Saturday night.  (Photo Courtesy of Doug Allen)

Perris Auto Speedway Senior and Young Gun Sprint Results

Senior Sprint Cars
1. Chris Wakim - Simi Valley
2. Bruce Douglass - Ventura
3. Bill Badger - Santa Clarita
4. Richard McCormick - Canyon Country
5. Ed Schwarz - Santa Fe Springs
6. Will Perkins - Hesperia
7. Jim Giardina - Riverside
8. Dan Lancaster - Imperial Beach
9. Jack Hawley - Menifee
10. Mike Collins - Lake Forest
11. Tony Lima - Rowland Heights
12. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale
13. Ed Tafoya - Chino Hills

Young Guns

1. Maylssa Perkins - Oak Hills
2. George Morris - Holtville
3. Courtney Crone - Corona

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and to receive special offers, visit the PAS Facebook page and follow PAS on Twitter @perrisautospdwy.

Final Northeast SCCA Majors Championships Settled at PittRace

The 12th and final round of the 2015 SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Northeast Conference ran Sunday at the 63rd Annual Cumberland Classic, hosted at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) by Steel Cities Region SCCA. Championships not yet clinched were decided on PittRace's newly-lengthened 2.78-mile circuit.
While Jim Goughary Jr. of Jupiter, Florida, ran away from the Group One field to score his second-straight win in Spec Racer Ford Gen 3, the battle for second would decide the season-long championship, with Joseph Sammut, of Locust Valley, New York, taking the runner-up spot over Greg Obadia, of Bathesda, Maryland, and the title in his Pencils Plus-sponsored machine. Two races later, Sammut would add a win in the Formula Enterprises class, clinching that championship as well.
The expected dogfight at the front of the Group Three field, for winged formula and prototype cars, came to grief just two corners in, as Formula 1000 drivers Jeremy Hill and J.R. Osborne made contact, each falling more than one lap behind. That opened the door for Jason Slahor to take the win in his Slahor Racing Citation over a charging, but wounded Hill. Osborne continued on without the front wing on his RFR Racecars Firman F1000, and retired after 12 laps. His fourth place points were enough to move him past Alex Mayer for the class championship.
Full results are available at the event page at Final point standings will be available online later this week.

 Paul Fix
Paul Fix and the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette took the checkered flag in the Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy.

Paul Fix Victorious in Next Dimension 100 at Mid-Ohio

It was Paul Fix and the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette that emerged victorious in a tightly contested and chaotic Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Round 7 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship.  

In a race that seemed to throw everything possible at the competitors—heat, heavy traffic, multiple contacts and full course yellows—Fix managed to endure everything thrown at him, opting for a patient and calculated route to the podium, avoiding much of the drama and contact ahead of him. 

“I knew that we had six cars that were very competitive, with very close times, and I knew I just had to keep my nose clean—and that it would come to me,” said Fix. “I had a great car and great circumstances. I love Mid-Ohio. I’ve been here since the '80s; I couldn’t be happier.” 

The Trans Am Series will now head North to Road America for Round 8 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship, commencing August 29. For television coverage, all the Trans Am action from Mid-Ohio will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, with the Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy, featuring TA and TA3, airing on Saturday, August 29, at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge, presented by 3-Dimensional Services, featuring TA2, airing on Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 a.m. ET. For more on the Trans Am Series, visit, “like” Trans Am on Facebook at, or follow Trans Am on Twitter at @gotransam. 

VP Racing Fuels Gains National Attention as a “Chain to Watch”
The momentum of VP Racing Fuels’ retail branding program continues with the latest boost provided by Convenience Store Decisions magazine, which named VP a “Chain to Watch” in its just-released August issue, viewable online. The publication, which reaches more than 41,000 C-store retailers and wholesalers across the U.S., annually features retail chains that show solid growth potential through differentiation and innovation.
“It’s gratifying to achieve this recognition from one of the most prominent publications serving the C-store industry,” said Alan Cerwick, president VP Racing Fuels. “It’s a testament to the strength of our brand, the uniqueness and credibility of our retail branding concept, and the ability of our program to deliver the highest competitive advantage for retailers confronting a changing industry.”
For more information about VP’s branding program, visit