2014 BOSS Top 5

#82 Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, OH,

#77 Dustin Smith of Russiaville, IN,   

 #4 Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, OH,  

#57B Brandon Spithaler of Evans City, PA  

#32M Derek Hastings of Forest, OH


2014 BOSS Heat Race Sponsors


Heat #1
 


Heat #2




Heat #3

TBA

Heat #4
 
2014 Buckeye Machine BOSS Bonus Award Sponsors


The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" Award
 

The Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair "Steel Block" Award
 

The Lynn Cook "Hard Luck" Award
 


      

BOSS Hits Home Run With New Title Sponsor

In the sporting world, auto racing has long been an island unto itself. Somewhat shunned by traditional sports newspapers and columnists, the motorsports world has thrived nonetheless. Short track – dirt track racing has lingered in obscurity to the general public for nearly a full century.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series burst onto the scene in 2011 in an effort to change the landscape of sprint car racing in the Midwest. In typical BOSS fashion of blazing new trails, the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation is now part of what may be the biggest crossover from the stick and ball sports in the history of dirt track racing.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is now proud to announce a marketing partnership with Mo Vaughn Transport in Cleveland, Ohio, which is now the 2015 title sponsor for the tour. Sports fan will recognize Mo Vaughn as a former slugger and first baseman in Major League Baseball who gained stardom as a Boston Red Sox player who became a 3 time All Star and was the 1995 American League Most Valuable Player. Vaughn also spent time with the Anaheim Angles and the New York Mets. Today, Vaughn has many business interests in the Midwest with his transportation company taking center stage with BOSS!

Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series promoter Aaron Fry was excited on both the professional and personal levels to close this deal saying, “As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, it’s neat for me personally to have Mo involved with the series, but it’s intriguing on a professional level because he is genuinely interested in sprint car racing and sincerely looks forward to being involved”. The new marketing agreement will now make the series officially the “Mo Vaughn Transport – Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series” for the 22 event schedule which begins Saturday, May 9th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio and concludes Saturday, October 10th at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

More than fifteen drivers representing six different states have indicated their intentions to compete full time on the tour that will host events in 4 states. With the addition of Mo Vaughn Transport, teams and fans will see many new improvements with the series including a souvenir trailer and scorecards that will include drivers rosters, news and notes from the series and a chance to win prizes at each racing event!

For more details on the series, please visit www.buckeyesprints.com and for more information on Mo Vaughn Transport, please visit www.movaughntransport.com and be sure to check out their opportunities for driving employment! More exciting details are coming in the next few days, but it’s safe to say that BOSS has knocked it out of the park with Mo Vaughn Transport!




BOSS Announces New Marketing Partners for 2015

 
With opening day roughly two months away, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has been hard at work securing the most impressive team of marketing partners the series has yet to see.  On the strength of many returning premier heat race and bonus award sponsors, the series has acquired an equally impressive list of new business owners that are excited to join the fastest growing traditional sprint car series in the nation. 
 
A tentative agreement has been reached with a new title sponsor and that announcement will hopefully become official in the next few weeks.  Returning sponsors from last season covering bonus awards are Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio who will sponsor the $50 bonus to the highest finishing steel block engine in the main event.   Lynn Cook, a Racer's Friend from the Dayton area will return as the "Hard Luck Award" $50 sponsor at each event and the Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio is back as the main event $50 "Hard Charger" award.   Lias Tire / American Racer returns as sponsor of heat race #2 at each event while also supplying a free tire to the highest finisher in the A-Main on all four American Racer tires.
 
New to the BOSS marketing team for 2015 is Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, Ohio who will be providing the ever popular free beverage cooler for the teams.  Design 500 Racing Safety Wear has committed to providing a new bonus award at each event.  To commemorate Ohio legend Rusty McClure's career and dedication to BOSS, the 9th place finisher at each event will earn a $100 gift certificate toward the purchase of Design 500 equipment.  This is a tribute to McClure's career in his car #09 that graced Ohio speedways for many years.   The "Lucky Pill Draw" will also return and a new bonus award called the "Perseverance Award" has been added with sponsors yet to be named.  The Perseverance Award will be $50 to the driver with the worst heat race pill draw who still makes the main event.
 
The new sponsor of heat race #1 at each and every BOSS event for 2015 will be Moose Racing 92 / Huntington Beach Glass from Anaheim, California.  Moose Racing campaigns a sprint car on the west coast and may make a few Midwest appearances in July with their driver Jake Swanson.  As stated earlier, Lias Tire / American Racer returns as heat #2 sponsor.  Now for heat #3 BOSS welcomes Hoosier Race Tire who will also continue to provide a free tire to the highest finisher on all four Hoosier Racing Tires in each main event.  Watch for an announcement soon on heat race #4.
 
Individual heat race sponsors and contingency sponsors also include:  Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Precise Racing of Sarver, Pennsylvania, McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Rod End Supply of Olathe, Kansas, Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio, S&H Nerfs of Piqua, Ohio, Diversified Machine (DMI) of Lancaster, PA, and Indy Race Parts of Indianapolis, Indiana. 
 
More exciting announcements are coming in the next few weeks.  The drivers roster will begin to be announced with two to three drivers profiles released at a time.  More than 15 drivers have indicated that they plan to chase the championship in 2015.  For more information on the series you can follow the tour on the website at www.buckeyesprints.com or "like" the series on facebook at "Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series" where you will see announcements even sooner. 

 

BOSS Releases Record 2015 Schedule of Events
 
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 Taking Shape
 
With the new year now upon us, the 2015 schedule release is just days away.  While much of the buckeye state is in turmoil as the new season approaches, fans can rest assured that the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will be bringing an action packed, full field of professional sprint cars to each and every venue.  No less than six new tracks will have dates added to the tour that already has nineteen dates signed with 4 more tracks and dates still in negotiations.  Series officials will release the full schedule on Thursday, January 15th.
 
Last season, fourteen of the scheduled sixteen events were completed with twelve different drivers scoring victories.  The tour averaged 36 cars per show with a high of 53 race cars on two separate occasions (Waynesfield and Eldora).   One-hundred and fifty-eight different drivers competed in the 14 events completed a year ago and those drivers represented hometowns from 17 different states and Canada. 
 
Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio became the third champion in tour history narrowly edging the inaugural series champion Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana.  Both drivers earned one feature victory during the season.  Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler took over the top spot on the all time feature win list after scoring two wins on the tour. 
 
Watch for drivers bios to be added individually over the next few months as drivers sign on to follow the 2015 tour.   A year ago, seventeen drivers ran nearly all of the events.  BOSS officials expect around the same number of travelers to return to the series.  Heat race and bonus award sponsors will also be announced in the coming weeks!  Check back often as we begin to build up for the new season!!  

 


 

2014 BOSS Banquet Slated for November 15th
 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint series teams, officials and fans will celebrate the completion of another successful season on Saturday, November 15th at Gears and Cheers Restaurant in Bedford Heights, Ohio.  Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike Miller will be crowned the 3rd champion in tour history and will pick up a check for $3,000 plus contingencies.  The top 15 teams in the final point standing will be honored with doors opening at 5:30 pm.  A social hour will include talk of the upcoming season plans from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with the banquet officially beginning at 7:00 pm. 
 
A full buffet with a choice of 3 entrees, dessert, and soft drinks will be served.  Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for kids under 12.  The restaurant is a part of Southeast Harley Davidson who has been a sponsor of many BOSS heat races the last 2 seasons and they are working with the series to make this a more racer friendly banquet than in years past.  A live band will be performing later in the evening and they will remain open until 1 am just for the BOSS celebration.  BOSS events from 2014 will be aired on several televisions during the evening. 
 
The host hotel for the weekend will be the Hampton Inn in nearby Solon, Ohio.  The special rate for rooms is $89.00 per night and they will be offering free shuttle service to and from the banquet.  The shuttle will pick up at the hotel at 5:30 and 6:30 pm and will depart the restaurant to head back to the hotel at 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, 12:00 am and 1:00 am.
 
To order banquet tickets, please send check or money order to BOSS, 2177 Lunbeck Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601.  Advanced reservations must be made in order to properly prepare the banquet. 
 
To reserve a room for Friday or Saturday night at $89.00, please call the Hampton Inn at 440-542-0400.  Be sure to ask for the "group reservation" under the code of "ADR" for dirt track racers. 
 
Gears and Cheers is located at 23333 Aurora Road in Bedford Heights, Ohio and the hotel address is 6035 Enterprise Parkway in Solon, Ohio. 
 
Teams unable to attend the banquet may contact the BOSS office to make arrangements to get their points money.  Any team who does not attend will receive their cash prize less $25 for the cost of a banquet ticket. 
 
Please make plans to join us as we distribute over $15,000 in cash and prizes courtesy of our many sponsors including Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio who has made this season possible.   
 
For questions or more information, please call 740-703-3768 or e-mail
sprinter14@hotmail.com





                                                                       
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