2018 TDN "Silly Season" Page. 410's-Super Late Model-& NE Modified Updates

Welcome to the silly season! That great time of year where the rumors get thick with intrigue. And in our offseason, it's what keeps us warm until we get back to the track. Who's running where? Who's running what? What series is going to have which drivers gracing the clay come April? You've seen this section on various websites, but if you follow more than one division, it's multiple mouse clicks. Until now.....

We'll help keep you updated on the happenings in all three top divisions here at TDN. It's what we do, saving your fingers and keeping it all on the same page!
So check in periodically, we'll be updating this frequently and will announce via twitter/facebook when we've refreshed it!

410 Sprints:

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** Remember, for up to the minute updates, check out IBRACN at

12/8/17- Greg Wilson will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018. 

12/8/17- Shane Stewart will once again run with the World of Outlaws in 2018 with new owner Kyle Larson

12/7/17- Tyler Courtney will run the full USAC Sprint tour for Clauson-Marshall-Newman racing in 2018. 

12/5/17- Justin Grant will run the USAC Sprint Tour once again in 2018 piloting the TOPP Performance entry. 

12/5/17- Michael Koifoid will race 70 to 80 races for Van Dyke Motorsports running a true outlaw schedule with Lucas Oil as primary sponsor. 

12/5/17- Kyle Cummins will drive on the USAC National Sprint Tour in 2018. 

12/3/17- Matt Covington will run for the Lucas Oil ASCS championship in 2018. 

12/1/17- Cory Eliason will pilot the Roth Motorsports entry with a 60 plus true outlaw schedule including WoO, ASCoC and Knoxville. He will start the year in Volusia. 

11/30/17- Kyle Hirst will race for the NARC Championship and 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour for Roth Motorsports in 2018. 

11/27/17- Kevin Thomas Jr will replace Chad Boespflug as driver of the #69 Mean Green Machine for Hoffman racing in 2018, driving on the USAC National Sprint Tour. 

11/20/17- Jamie Ball will race for Lucas Oil ASCS National Rookie of the Year per press release, driving for White Lightning Motorsports. 

11/16/17- Chad Boespflug is no longer in the Hoffman Racing #69 Mean Green USAC National Sprint Car

11/17/17- Josh Baughman will be racing more 410 events in 2018 with a true outlaw schedule. Will be based closer to the north east, expect more OH and PA appearances. 

11/11/17- Ian Madsen will run with the World of Outlaws in 2018

11/9/17- Kerry Madsen will be running a similar schedule to 2017 with more travelling. 

11/5/17- Brent Marks returns to the World of Outlaws for another season in 2018. 

11/5/17- Jacob Allen will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018.

11/5/17- Logan Schuchart will race with the World of Outlaws again in 2018. 

11/5/17- Jason Johnson will be following the World of Outlaws once again in 2018. 

11/5/17- Dannny Lorenc will run for World of Outlaws Rookie of the year in 2018 per press release

11/5/17- Daryn Pittman will run World of Outlaws in 2018. Kale Kahne steps dow as crew chief, replaced by Justin Adams. 

11/5/17- Sheldon Haudenschild will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018. No word on sponsors at this time. 

10/31/17- NY based Joe Trenca will split time running various World of Outlaw and ASCoC events in his 410 program while also running parts of PA and OH Speedweeks and some local central, PA shows in 2018 per IBRACN

10/31/17- Spencer Bayston will race around 40 events in assorted WoO and All Star action, touring more frequently with Kevin Swindell Motorsports.

10/30/17- Joey Saldana will race 60 times or so this season, splitting time between WoO and ASCoC. He will start the season on the sprint WoO West coast swing. 

10/30/17- Donny Schatz will race with the World of Outlaws for a 22nd season. 

10/14/17- David Gravel returns to World of Outlaws full team intact per IBRACN

10/4/17- Clyde Knipp will return to the World of Outlaws for 2018 per facebook post. 

10/4/17- Parker Price Miller will run the entire World of Outlaw schedule with Destiny Motorsports in 2018. 

Drivers Looking for 2018 Rides
  • Danny Lasoski
  • Paul McMahan
  • Max Stambaugh
  • Chad Boespflug
  • Ryan Bernal

2018 Major Schedules:  As Soon As They Are Announced!

Super Late Models: 

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  • please note driver commitments can and do change.

Drivers Committed To Lucas Oil Late Model Series:

  • Donald McIntosh
  • Kyle Bronson
  • Tim McCreadie
  • Earl Pearson Jr
  • Jonathan Davenport
  • Anticipated Drivers include; Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens.   Possible: Dennis Erb Jr. Hudson O'Neal, Bobby Pierce
Drivers Committed To World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series:  
  • Chris Madden
  • Timothy Culp
  • Chase Junghans
  • Mike Marlar
  • Brent Larson
  • Brian Shirley
  • Tyler Erb
  • Shane Clanton
  • Rick Eckert
  • Brandon Sheppard
  • David Breazeale
  • Possible driver additions to the series: Bobby Pierce, Morgan Bagley, Devin Moran, Eric Wells, Frank Heckenast Jr., Joey Coulter

12/8/17- Chase Junghans will re-join the World of Outlaw Series in 2018. 

12/8/17- Rick Eckert will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018

12/8/17- Shane Clanton will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018. 

12/8/17- Brandon Sheppard will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018. 

12/8/17- Tyler Erb will return to the World of Outlaws in 2018

12/8/17- Donald McIntosh will run for Lucas Oil Series Rookie of the Year in 2018 in his family owned equipment. 

12/8/17- Kyle Bronson will run for Lucas Oil Series Rookie of the Year in 2018 in a Longhorn with Durham Power. 

12/7/17- Louisiana based driver Timothy Culp will race with the World of Outlaw Series in 2018. 

12/6/17- David Breazeale will race for World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 2018. 

12/6/17- GR Smith Racing tapped Brian Shirley to take the wheel of the #22 on the World of Outlaws Tour in 2018. 

12/6/17- Minnesota based Brent Larson will run for World of Outlaws rookie of the year in 2018. 

12/6/17- Michael Lake will tour close to home in 2018 it was announced recently and will make the switch from Longhorn to Rocket for Bobby Lake Motorsports. 

12/2/17- Chris Madden will drive the Barry Wright house car in 2018 and will  return for another season with the World of Outlaws. 

12/1/17- Bobby Pierce will drive the Dunn/Benson entry in 2018 and will make the move to Rocket XR-1 in the process. Schedule to be determined. 

11/30/17- Alex Ferree will return to his own equipment and will travel more in the region in 2018. Ferree will bring his sponsors from the former #10 car. 

11/27/17- Bub McCool will make a return to racing in 2018 with Randy Thompson in a Club 29 car with Jay Dickens power. McCool had not raced in a year and a half due to having to focus on his logging business. It is expected that he will pick and choose races within his geography. 

11/24/17- Jared Miley will drive in the Joe Corrado #10 car previously driven by Alex Ferree in 2018. No word yet on a comprehensive schedule. 

11/22/17- 17 year old Spencer Hughes will pilot the #10 Henderson Motorsports entry in 2018. The car will be a Longhorn with Cornett power. 

11/16/17- Earl Pearson Jr. will drive Ronnie Stuckey/Stuckey Enterprises in 2018 with the Black Diamond house car on the Lucas Oil Series.

11/16/17- Steve Francis has retired from Super Late Model racing and will serves as technical director for the Lucas Oil Series in 2018. 

11/16/17- Casey Roberts will be taking over the Blount Motorsports ride in 2018, running a similar regional/true outlaw schedule featuring a few crown jewels. 

11/15/17- Earl Pearson Jr. has departed the Dunn/Benson team and will pursue another endeavor in 2018. Dunn/Benson Motorsports has a driver on board for 2018 and will announce as soon as possible. 

11/11/17 Rumors still swirling about the 2018 plans for Dennis Erb Jr. and Steve Francis, with plans up in the air for both. Expect possible announcements after both national tour schedules are released at PRI show. 

11/7/17- Chub Frank has retired from the World of Outlaws Late Model tour and will race a more regional schedule moving forward. 

11/4/17- Jonathan Davenport will race on the Lucas tour in 2018, driving for Lance Landers with Kevin Rumley as chief engineer. Car will be a Longhorn with Durham power. 

10/31/17- Dan Stone will undergo a chassis change, moving to Longhorn cars and will start the season in Florida in 2018. 

10/10/17- Per Dirt on Dirt, Jesse Sobbing has retired from racing following doctors orders after back surgery. 

2018 Major Schedules


Northeast Modifieds:

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12/8/17- Ronnie Johnson will be indenturing to the seat of his own #2 car in 2018 after parting with Jake Spraker. Johnson, a two time track champion at Fonda Speedway will return to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday nights for the first time in over a decade. 

12/8/17- Demetrios Drellos will take over the duties at Nelson Motorsports #85 Big Block Modified which was driven part time by Erik Nelson in 2017.  Drellos and Nelson will drive weekly at Fonda Speedway in 2018. The family owned #111 Modified will be able to tour more extensively to Big Block and 358 Modified races in 2018. 

1/8/17- Sportsman standout Brian Papiez will take over driving duties for the #901 of Hewlett Racing, formerly piloted in high paying events by Ryan Godown. The team will compete weekly at New Egypt Speedway in 2018. 

11/30/17- Announced earlier in the year, Danny Johnson will run the Super DIRTcar Series once again in 2018 following a year off of full time tour chasing. He will run weekly at Fonda Speedway with Shackleton Motorsports. 

1130/17- Larry Wight and Pat Ward will not follow the entire Super DIRTcar Series this year. Wight will run weekly at Brewerton Speedway and Ward will run weekly at Brewerton, Fulton and Utica-Rome in 2018. 

11/30/170 Tad Cox is retiring from competition after running Bridgeport, New Egypt, Grandview and East Windsor in years past. 

11/30/17- Former 358 Driver Mike Stine is returning to the seat of a Modified joining Lernerville's weekly field in 2018.

11/30/17- Vetaran driver Bob Vedder is retiring from competition. He had been runing Glen ridge Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedway. 

11-20-17 At the current time, teams are formulating plans for 2018. Expect announcements very soon after the annual Gobbler Race and Race Parts Shows/Swaps 

11/20/17- Yan Bussiere is returning to 358 Racing to run weekly at Granby and Drummond and will still travel with a big block in 2018.

11/20/17- Bud Watson will be driving a Big Block Modified at Lernerville and Sharon Speedway weekly in 2018, leaving the E-Modified divisions. 

2018 Major Schedules: (As Soon As They Are Announced)

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