From Aaron Fry
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to announce the 2015 tour schedule. The tour that was formed from nothing just four years ago will now feature a record 22 races on 17 different race tracks in 4 states. There are NO co-sanctions and NO “home” track. This 2015 tour will test the drivers and teams with 1/4 mile tracks to 5/8 mile monsters. The number one goal of the schedule was to strategically pair doubleheader weekends to save the teams travel expenses. The heart of the schedule features bi-weekly doubleheaders with weekends off between them.
Last season the tour completed 14 of the 17 scheduled events with 3 rainouts. The average car count was 36 cars per event with 12 different main event winners. Seventeen drivers followed the tour chasing points one year ago, and 158 different drivers ran at least one event. Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike “The Magic Man” Miller became the third champion in as many years narrowly edging inaugural series champion “the Hustlin Hoosier” Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana.
The 2015 season will kick-off on Saturday, May 9th at the historic Fremont Speedway. A week later the tour will return to the most storied venue on the schedule when they attack Jason and Kristin Flory’s Wayne County Speedway on May 16th. After 2 stand alone Saturday shows, the bi-weekly doubleheaders begin. Saturday, May 23rd finds the tour in the keystone state at Mercer Raceway Park. BOSS officials are working on the only unfilled date of Sunday, May 24th. Current negotiations with 2 different venues have officials hopeful that this will become of doubleheader weekend.
In one of the most highly anticipated moves in series history, a visit to Limaland Motorsports Park will kick off the June 5-6 weekend while Lawrenceburg Speedway just across the border in Indiana will make up night #2. Following an off weekend, the series will return to action and make more history June 19-20 with their first visit to a pair of 1/4 mile bullrings. Friday night will find the tour at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio for what promises to be the biggest event since the track was reopened just 3 years ago. The Saturday portion of the weekend will see the historic first ever BOSS race in the mountaineer state as Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia will hold the first true wingless sprint car race in that state since July 4th, 1969 when International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia held a USAC sanctioned event.
The holiday weekend of July 3rd and 4th will see the tour at the traditional stops of Lernerville Speedway and the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway. A week later it’s on to Waynesfield Raceway Park for the annual Dick Spencer Memorial event July 11th which will mark the halfway point on the tour. Following a 2 week mid season break, the tour will return to its birthplace on Friday, July 31st at Atomic Speedway. The first ever BOSS event was held in July of 2011 at the track that was then known as K-C Raceway. The return to the birthplace will kick off the only 3 day race weekend as the traveling gypsies will travel on to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday and the weekend will conclude at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, August 2nd. One week later, on Saturday, August 8th the tour will make its second visit of the season to Wayne County Speedway.
The much anticipated “Mike Hensel Memorial” at Fremont Speedway has been moved to Saturday, August 15th and will feature a 33 lap – $3300 to win main event in honor of Hensel. The series will then have a 2 weekend break before the grueling home stretch of races. The Labor Day weekend will find the series at two new venues. Moler Raceway Park will play host on Friday, September 4th while Sunday September 6th will find them running the largest auto racing event in the 26 year history of the 35 Raceway Park near Frankfort, Ohio. With school and football kicking into high gear, this will be the final doubleheader weekend of the season.
The series will then finish off with four stand alone Saturday events over a five week period. A return of the highly successful event at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be on Saturday September 12th and a week later, the Waynesfield Raceway Park will host its second event on the year. Drivers and teams will then get a weekend off before the final two big events on Saturday, October 3rd at Fremont Speedway and the finale where BOSS will again put on THE SHOW at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! The fourth champion of the tour will be crowned once again on the stage at the Big E for the event that has averaged 54 cars.
To keep up with all the latest BOSS news, don’t waste your time and money on publications. Just stay tuned into the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or follow the tour on Facebook. Ohio Valley Dirt Track Racing (OVDTR.com) is now the new home for Ohio’s auto racing news, and BOSS press releases will be featured there first. BOSS and OVDTR have already teamed up to keep auto racing history alive in the area, so watch for many new historical features to be added soon!
2015 BOSS Schedule
Saturday, May 9 – Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, May 16 – Wayne County Speedway ; Orrville, OH
Saturday, May 23 – Mercer Raceway Park ; Mercer, PA
Sunday, May 24 – TBA
Friday, June 5 – Limaland Motorsports Park ; Lima, OH
Saturday, June 6 – Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Friday, June 19 – Legendary Hilltop Speedway ; Marietta, OH
Saturday, June 20 – Tyler County Speedway ; Middlebourne, WV
Friday, July 3 – Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA
Saturday, July 4 – Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Saturday, July 11 – Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Friday, July 31 – Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH
Saturday, August 1 – Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Sunday, August 2 – Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Saturday, August 8 – Wayne County Speedway ; Orrville, OH
Saturday, August 15 – Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH “Mike Hensel Memorial”
Friday, September 4 – Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Sunday, September 6 – 35 Raceway Park ; Frankfort, OH
Saturday, September 12 – Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN
Saturday, September 19 – Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, October 3 – Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, October 10 – Eldora Speedway ; Rossburg, OH