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  • #31

    Ohio Sprint Car Series Featuring 11-Race Schedule in 2018
    February 27, 2018

    Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2018) - The resurrected Ohio Sprint Car Series has announced an 11-race schedule in 2018 with the possibility of more events to be added.

    New series owner Steven Pocock said this season will be used to show race teams, tracks and potential marketing partners his vision for the future.

    Pocock, a 23-year-old from Fremont, Ohio, purchased the series from Brad McCown last December. McCown began the series two years ago, but decided to focus on promoting his track - Atomic Speedway located near Chillicothe, Ohio.

    "Brad wanted to concentrate on Atomic and when I saw the opportunity to take over the Ohio Sprint Car Series I gave him a call and we put the deal together," Pocock said. "I got a late start on 2018, but thanks to Brad at Atomic and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Wayne County Speedway we have an 11-race schedule for 2018. We will use this year to show the race teams and tracks we're serious about growing the series.

    "All the events will pay $2,500 to win and $300 to start with the exception of Aug. 3-4 at Atomic, which will pay $3,000 and $5,000 to win, respectively. While we don't have a points fun, there will be tow money for the three Pittsburgh shows as well. Our late start hampered our ability to work with businesses to put together a points fund as most have their budgets set in November."

    There will be pop-up bonuses for OSCS members throughout the 2018 season. Pop-up bonuses are for most laps led during the feature and the hard charger. Pocock said there is a Hard Charger Award and Tough Break Award provided by Pyrotect and Saldana Racing Products.

    "Rod End Supply will also have certificates for heat winners," he added.

    Pocock, who also promotes Martinville Raceway - a go-kart track near Attica, Ohio - and who has recently created the Tri-State Sprint Car Series Outlaw Invasion, which is a non-wing asphalt sprint car series, said plans for 2019 are already being worked on.

    "This year we want to get our name out there and show our new direction for the Ohio Sprint Car Series," he said. "I can say the 2018 series champion will receive tow money in 2019. I will continue to work to secure a points fund for 2019 and an increased purse."

    Cole Duncan was the 2016 OSCS champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Danny Smith was the series champion in 2017.

    The 2018 OSCS season kicks off Saturday, April 21, at Atomic Speedway. The series also visits the track on May 26, June 30, Aug. 3-4 and Sept. 22.

    Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., welcomes the OSCS on May 12, June 9 and Sept. 29.

    The series will compete at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on May 19 and July 21.


    The Ohio Sprint Car Series began in 2016, visiting dirt ovals and showcasing 410ci winged sprint cars throughout Ohio. Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with the Ohio Sprint Car Series should contact Steven Pocock at 419-765-0088 or via email at

    The Ohio Sprint Car Series would like to thank Pyrotect Racing Safety equipment ( ); Saldana Racing Products ( ); Rod End Supply (; Sandusky Speedway Graphics ( ); Rugged Radios (; and Web X Design ( )

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    • #32
      If the BOSS Winged Series and the OSCS were One series they'd probably both be able to a) have a point fund which any series should have. b) have some drivers actually follow the series. With the OSCS essentially bringing two cars every show last year WITH a point fund (Danny Smith, Nate Reeser) I don't see why anything would change. There will be cars at the events, but they will likely be a 10:1 split of locals to series followers. For both the OSCS and the BOSS Winged series.
      2018 Race Counter: 18
      Atomic (1), Attica (5), Mansfield (3), Wayne Co. (2), Fremont (2), Montpelier (1), Eldora (1), Waynesfield (1), Kokomo (1), Limaland (1)


      • #33
        Glad Pocock has his schedule done, so that he can now find time to post the 2018 Fremont schedule to the Fremont website ( he’s the “ webmaster “ ) so we can have a printable version.


        • #34
          The original owner said he started the OSCS because fans and racers were asking for a new sprint car series. That's hard to believe. Regrettably, the OSCS is attempting to fill a need that doesn't exist. Of course, there's a distinct possibility that I'm dead wrong on this deal. I hope the young man who bought the OSCS doesn't lose his money.
          Last edited by racemak; March 1st, 2018, 01:52 PM.


          • #35
            Something Brian Liskai said on Buckeye Speed Zone has changed my mind about smaller series like the OSCS. If I'm correct, he believes they grow the sport. If the OSCS grows the sport than it would fulfill a need that DOES exist. I wish them luck.


            • #36
              OSCS race at Atomic last night had 12 cars at it and only 5 cars on the lead lap for the A-main ... think when the Atomic owner started that series he basically hurt his own sprint cars at his area track because he took them away from their home base a lot of times. Will be interesting to see how they go forward not only as a series, but also at tracks in southern Ohio ... one thing it does show is that the northern part of the state has a lot more competitive teams, good drivers, and healthier car counts right now.


              • #37
                Biggest thing that hurts Atomic is the purse is peanuts compared to the northern half of the state. A few of the drivers who are from the southern part of Ohio came and raced at either Attica, Fremont, or Wayne County this weekend. Namely Cole Duncan and Ryan Broughton. Duncan had the Helms ride for the weekend so that's certainly understandable, but Broughton is literally FROM Chillicothe and went and raced Attica/WCS with the All Stars. I've gotta think that They'll have to bump up to $2500 to win in the near future for weekly sprints.

                The OSCS as a whole is going to be a shell of a series for this year. It seems Pocock has got some good plans and Ideas for the future in growing the series for next season and am interested in what 2019 will have in store for the OSCS as well as the BOSS winged.
                2018 Race Counter: 18
                Atomic (1), Attica (5), Mansfield (3), Wayne Co. (2), Fremont (2), Montpelier (1), Eldora (1), Waynesfield (1), Kokomo (1), Limaland (1)