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Driver and Team Roster

With 2017 winding down its time to launch the 2015 version of the Driver’s Roster.  Please use the form below to send us your information on plans for 2018.  Please include your name and affiliation to the driver/team so we recognize our source properly.  Also make sure to check out Hoseheads’ The Pits and IBRACN.com for other great “silly season” information.

Updated 12/05/2017 at 1:50 p.m. EST

  • Ball, Jamie – 11/18/2017: Ball announced at the Knoxville Raceway banquet he will follow the ASCS Lucas Oil National Tour in 2018.
  • Baughman, Josh – 10/31/2017: Baughman mentioned in a press release that he plans on doing more 410 racing during the 2018 season.
  • Bayston, Spencer – 10/31/2017: In a press release Kevin Swindell Racing announced Spencer Bayston would return as the team’s primary driver in 2018. The plan is to run approximately 40 shows next season.
  • Bergman, Seth – 11/20/2017: Bergman stated in a press release his team is preparing for 2018. No other plans were stated.
  • Black, JD – 11/02/2017: JD will run with the POWRi WAR sprints with the SJR Racing Parker Power 410. Also will be running the SJR/Blackened Parker Power Midget at the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals and select Powri events. Thank you to all involved S&S Electrical, MC Electric, 3M’S, and Scott Robinson.
  • Black, Robert – 11/02/2017: Robert will drive the Blackened Motorsports Parker Power 360 in a few select races in 2018.
  • Blurton, Zach – 10/31/2017: “We will probably do the same thing as we did this year,” he said. “There are some things that might open up for us such as WaKeeney Speedway (in WaKeeney, Kan.) possibly re-opening and that would help us with IMCA points. I don’t have enough races around me to challenge for the IMCA national championship. I really want to step up our game at Eagle (Raceway in Eagle, Neb.). That is the toughest 305 racing in the region. (Press release)
  • Boespflug, Chad – 11/27/2017: Boespflug informed us that he is looking for a ride or sponsorship opportunity for the 2018 season.
  • Boyles, Clinton – 11/08/2017: Boyles announced on Twitter he is going to drive the Dan Pace owned #44 car in 2018 for a partial USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule.
  • Chaney, Rob – 11/02/2017: In a press release Chaney and CH Motorsports will run a similar schedule to this year while bumping up the number of races.
  • Cummins, Kyle – 12/05/2017: Kyle Cummins announced he will run the 2018 USAC National Sprint Car Series with team owners Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow.
  • Dewease, Lance – 10/30/2017: Kreitz racing announced on Monday that Lance would return to the 69K car for the 2018 season. (https://twitter.com/KreitzRacing69K/status/925021293124124673)
  • Eliason, Cory – 11/22/2017: In a tweet released late Wednesday night Roth Motorsports announced that Cory Eliason would drive for their team in 2018.
  • Goff, Chad – 10/30/2017: Goff announced on his Facebook page he plans on racing with the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series and Valley Speedway in 2018. (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155223302703668&id=92574793667)
  • Grant, Justin – 12/05/2017: Topp Motorsports announced on Tuesday that Justin Grant would drive for them during the 2018 USAC National Sprint Car Championship series.
  • Hafertepe, Sam – 11/20/2017: In a press release it was released Sam will drive for the Hills Racing Team on the ASCS National Tour for 2018.
  • Haudenschild, Sheldon – 11/06/2017: Sheldon announced at the World of Outlaws banquet he would return to the tour in 2018.
  • Hendricks, Zane – 11/02/2017: In a press release Hendricks stated he would run shows with POWRi West again and try to hit as many shows as possible
  • Herrera, Johnny – 11/202017: In a press release Herrera stated he and his team would be “highly motivated for the 2018 season. No other plans were stated in the release.
  • Hill, Alex – 11/20/2017: In a press release Hill stated she will compete on the 2018 ASCS Lucas Oil National Tour for Hills Racing Team.
  • Hunter, Ian – 11/05/2017: Hunter will drive the John Watson Racing #13 car at select MTS, BOSS, and unsanctioned non-wing sprint car events.
  • Johnson, Chase – 12/04/2017: Chase Johnson is excited to announce that he is aiming for the King of the West-NARC Series championship in 2018 thanks to the support from Safecraft Safety Equipment.
  • Johnson, Jason – 11/06/2017: Per Jeremy Elliott from sprintcarunlimited.com Jason Johnson intends to be back on the road with the World of Outlaws in 2018.
  • Knipp, Clyde – 11/06/2017: Knipp announced at the World of Outlaws banquet he would return to the tour in 2018.
  • Kofoid, Buddy – 11/01/2017: In a press release Kofoid could be making his last start for Dan Simpson’s team at Stockton Dirt Track in November. Kofoid is looking for a ride for the 2018 season.
  • Kruchka, Mikey – 11/05/2017: Kruchka will drive for the Burger Barn Racing at Ohsweken Speedway and surrounding 360 sprint car programs for 2018.
  • Lorenc, Dane – 11/3/2017: RaceChaser Online reported Lorenc will take on the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for 2018 for rookie of the year honors as a teammate to Parker Price-Miller with Destiny Motorsports.
  • Madsen, Ian – 11/12/2017: In Flat Out Magazine Madsen announced he would compete full time with the World of Outlaws in 2018.
  • Madsen, Kerry – 11/10/2017: Kerry announced he will return to the seat of the Big Game Motorsports for 2018.
  • Malsam, Tayler – 10/30/2017: Rudeen Racing announced Malsam will drive the #26M car for the team in 2018/. Malsam plans to run a more fluid schedule, but will compete in the Midwest and on the West Coast. (http://tjslideways.com/2017/10/30/saldana-joines-rudeen-racing-two-car-team-in-2018)
  • Marks, Brent – 11/06/2017: Marks announced at the banquet he would return to the World of Outlaws tour in 2018.
  • McCarl, Austin – 11/2/2017: In a press release Austin McCarl stated he will return to the TKS Motorsports #2KS car for the 2018 season.
  • Morgan, Dustin – 11/05/2017: Per IBRacin ustin “Full Blown Chaos” Morgan is hanging up his helmet. According to his Facebook page, the Oklahoma driver is selling his entire inventory of racing cars to focus more on his Ark Wrecking business.
  • Nemire, Austin – 12/05/2017: Austin will run the entire USAC Silver Crown Series in 2018.
  • Peck, Justin – 11/03/2017: Justin plans to run the Peck Motorsports 410 in various World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, and Ohio events.
  • Pittman, Daryn – 11/06/2017: Daryn announced at the banquet he would return to the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 car on the World of Outlaws tour for 2018 with Justin Adams turning the wrenches.
  • Price-Miller, Parker – 11/03/2017: PPM will drive the Destiny Motorsports entry on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit in 2018.
  • Rilat, Travis – 11/20/2017 – Rilat stated in a press release he plans on racing in 2018 starting off the season in Australia. No other details were released.
  • Saldana, Joey – 10/30/2017: Rudeen racing announced they will field a car for Saldana for approximately 60 races during the 2018 season with Rob Hart as crew chief. (http://tjslideways.com/2017/10/30/saldana-joines-rudeen-racing-two-car-team-in-2018/)
  • Scelzi, Dominic – 12/04/2017: Dominic announced he will race down under before racing the West Coast World of Outlaws swing.
  • Schatz, Donny – 10/30/2017: In a press release announcing a partnership with Sage Fruit Company Tony Stewart Racing stated Schatz will embark on his 22nd season competing with the World of Outlaws. (http://tjslideways.com/2017/10/30/sage-fruit-company-to-partner-with-tony-stewart-racing/)
  • Schuchart, Logan – 11/06/2017: Shark Racing announced they would return to the World of Outlaws tour in 2018.
  • Solwold, Jason – 11/17/2017: In a press release it was stated Solwold will drive the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned #18 car in 2018. They will take the winter time preparing for the 2018 season and will release their schedule in the coming months.
  • Stambaugh, Max – 11/2/2017: In a press release Stambaugh has parted ways with Ray Marshall Motorsports and is actively looking for opportunities for the 2018 season.
  • Steinebach, Jay – 10/31/2017: Jay will be racing during the 2018 season. (E-Mail Form)
  • Stewart, Shane – 11/06/2017: Per Jeremy Elliott from sprintcarunlimited.com Shane Stewart is looking forward to being on the road again with the World of Outlaws in 2018.
  • Stewart, Tony – 10/30/2017: In a press release announcing a partnership with Sage Fruit Company it was announced Stewart would once again drive a TSR fielded sprint car in 2018. (http://tjslideways.com/2017/10/30/sage-fruit-company-to-partner-with-tony-stewart-racing/)
  • Sweet, Brad – 11/06/2017: Per Jeremy Elliott from sprintcarunlimited.com Sweet will return to Kasey Kahne Racing for 2018 on the World of Outlaws tour.
  • Taylor, Zac — 12/04/2017: Taylor announced he will move into 360ci winged sprint cars and dabble in some pavement modified racing next year along with select 305ci sprint car and midget races thrown into the mix.
  • Thomas Jr, Kevin – 11/27/2017: Thomas will compete for the USAC National Sprint Car Series title with the support of Hoffman Auto Racing and Mean Green degreaser.
  • Trenca, Joe – 10/31/2017: In a press release Trenca will focus on 410 sprint car racing next year with 5-7 events mixed in with the 360 division.
  • Ward, Justin – 11/02/2017: : Justin plans to run with the Great Lakes Super Sprints full time and fill in dates with Sprints on Dirt and MTS with his 410 car.
  • Ward, Josh – 11/02/2017: Josh will try to follow in brother Justin’s footsteps contesting some Non-Wing and Sprints on Dirt programs in 2018.
  • Watson, John — 11/05/2017: Watson will drive his own car again at select MTS, BOSS, and unsanctioned non-wing sprint car programs.
  • White, Harli – 10/31/2017: In a press release White mentions her team is preparing for the 2018 season, but didn’t mention where she would race next season.

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