Chad Boespflug and EZR Reveal their 2019 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car to debut at Bubba Raceway Park

Lebanon, IN - The AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games and the USAC National Sprint Car Season Opener lurks around the corner. The series will return to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida February 14th - 16th for the series' 10th appearance to the 3/8 mile dirt oval. Chad Boespflug will make his 5th trip to Bubba to begin 2019 in the Eberhardt Zirzow Racing #98e MAXIM Chassis.

Boespflug commented on the newly designed MAXIM chassis that dawns a new look with familiar names and the addition of some new ones as well. - "It's hard to think we are going on almost 5 years of partnership and friendship with both Marty Howard of Howard Law and Bob and Barb Fox of FOX Paving. Over the past few seasons our relationships have grown to more than just supporting partners, they are now part of our racing family. It takes a lot to make all of the pieces of the puzzle align to hit the road to start each year. A huge part of that is continuing to build relationships with existing partners while acquiring additional ones. Without loyal supporters of myself and my racing en devours like Howard Law and FOX Paving we would not be able to necessarily make trips like Florida possible, and I am thankful for the opportunity to return to Bubba Raceway Park for the 5th consecutive year."

In years prior Boespflug has shown consistent speed with results to match at Bubba Raceway Park. Coming off a podium finish in Boespflug's last visit to Bubba he looks to debut the EZR 98e with familiar speed as they start the season next week. Howard Law will return as the primary supporting partner for Winter Dirt Games with the addition of FOX Paving. Chad Boespflug also welcomes Hergott Real Estate Group and KJM Trucking to their campaign for 2019 and would like to thank all continued supporting partner for their loyalty and commitment to helping build a successful team. 
 

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Competition Driveline Services, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, Ham Signs, Hergott Real Estate Group, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, KJM Trucking, KSE Racing Products, Lex Burritt Inc., Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaws, Simpson Race Products, Smith Titanium, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games X Schedule

February 13th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Practice
February 14th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Night 1
February 15th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Night 2
February 16th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Night 3

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Chad Boespflug to Join Eberhardt Zirzow Racing

Lebanon, IN - Relationships often rekindle after spending time apart, the same goes in racing. After spending time apart Chad Boespflug and Eberhardt Zirzow Racing have come together again and we are pleased to announce that for the 2019 Season Boespflug will drive the EZR #98e non wing sprint car.

"It's great to be back with Chad, we had an incredible year in 2016, with some major wins. In 2017 that same success was hard to find, so we went our separate ways. 2018 brought change for EZR with Kyle Cummins as our driver, with an up and down year. We were forced to part way at the end of the season due to Kyle's work schedule. Chuck Eberhardt, Co Owner of EZR, and I would like to thank Kyle and his family for a fun year. We felt it was no better time to team back up with Chad than now. We at EZR are extremely happy to be able to go back home to a fit where we felt everything worked as one before. We have learned from our time apart, but feel we benefit each other and are confident we can once again find the chemistry that leads to results on the track. We are hopeful we can take our success from 2016 and just turn the 6 around to a 9 and strike success again." - Fred Zirzow, Co Owner of EZR, expressed about the decision to race Boespflug full time in 2019.

"I'm excited to race with EZR this season. Joining efforts with them again as in 2016 really takes a lot of burden off of my shoulders. Things went sour in 2017 and I am very fortunate to be back with them this year. We are still searching to find a Crew Chief to complete our team for the 2019 season." - Chad Boespflug

EZR will begin the 2019 Season at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL during the USAC Winter Dirt Games in February. Following their trip south EZR plans to race USAC National Sprint Car Events and select other races this year. A full schedule of events will be released at a later date. Follow Chad Boespflug Racing via social media outlets to stay up to date throughout the season. 

"Our goal is to race for wins and not focus on points. We look forward to starting fresh in Florida." - Fred Zirzow

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Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Competition Driveline Services, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lex Burritt Inc., Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Upcoming Events:
USAC Winter Dirt Games February 14-16
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL

Full 2019 EZR Schedule TBA

For Immediate Release

Plainfield, IN -  For Immediate Release Chad Boespflug to park the NineEight Motorsports 98 for the remainder of USAC Indiana Sprint Week.

“2016 was a dream season in my personally owned car, we had a great team and accomplished a lot. 2017 was a season of great opportunity, but it just didn’t ever come together as I had hoped, the team fell apart and made for a long season. Before the start of the 2018 season I wasn’t sure what direction I was going to go and at the last minute I decided to try and do the entire USAC Amsoil Sprint Car tour on my own. The season started out great, but since the start of May it has been very difficult.

Racing at the National level is tough and takes all the right pieces to do it right, from the equipment to the team.
Between the unforeseen motor problems this year and the lack of funds to hire full time dedicated/qualified help I have decided to seek out ride opportunities. We are already working hard on our plans for the 2019 season and will only be racing the 98 at select events for the remainder of the season.

With that said I will be finishing Indiana Sprint Week in the Pottorff 11P. I am extremely thankful and excited to continue to drive for Cam Pottorff and Don Short. Thank you to all of my great fans that continue to support me as well as all of the great sponsors.” -

Chad B

Pottorff 11P at Bloomington Speedway - Colby Stillions Photography

Continued Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lex Burritt Inc., Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Upcoming Events: AMSOIL USAC Indiana Sprint Week presented by NOS Energy Drink

  • 7/25 Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN
  • 7/26 Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, IN
  • 7/27 Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN
  • 7/28 Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN

Boespflug Prepares for the Toughest Week on the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Schedule - Indiana Sprint Week

Plainfield, IN - Arguably the most grueling week for USAC National Sprint Car Teams is upon us in the height of the Indiana summer heat. Seven races in nine nights across the state of Indiana comprises the toughest week on the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Schedule, Indiana Sprint Week presented by NOS Energy Drink. Friday will kick off ISW at a venue that will hosts it's inaugural ISW event, Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN. As the series returns to Plymouth for the second time in 2018 the stakes are set even higher than in the spring as not only are they battling for the win, but for the coveted ISW Champion Title. Following the series lull in sprint car action Chad Boespflug has prepared and continues to fine tune things this week as he sets to begin the seven intense nights of racing that will see non wing drivers from across the country flock to Indiana for the next nine days.

Listen as Boespflug sat down with WISH-TV 8 Sport Anchor Meghan McKeown to chat about the what Indiana Sprint Week means to a driver, owner, and fan: https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/videos/1854498157905947/

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lex Burritt Inc., Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Upcoming Events: AMSOIL USAC Indiana Sprint Week presented by NOS Energy Drink    7/20 Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN  7/21 Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN 7/22 Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN 7/25 Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN 7/26 Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, IN 7/27 Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN 7/28 Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN

Upcoming Events:
AMSOIL USAC Indiana Sprint Week presented by NOS Energy Drink

7/20 Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN
7/21 Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN
7/22 Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN
7/25 Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN
7/26 Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, IN
7/27 Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN
7/28 Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN

AMSOIL USAC River Town Showdown Presented by BRANDT

Plainfield, IN - Lets Race Two has presented less than the desired results for Chad Boespflug since picking up his first career Eldora Speedway Win in the inaugural event in 2016. This two day show hosted on one of the largest stages in sprint car racing has been a struggle for Boespflug in the most recent visit to the "Big E". Night 1 saw a top 5 qualifying run before trailing backwards in the feature event. A setup mistake cost Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports Team a potential top 10 finish. Night 2 showed consistency, but not the results Boespflug wanted. The NineEight Motorsports #98 ran mid pack most of the race finishing 12th in the AMain.

A new week and a pair of new venues for Boespflug as the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series heads west for the "River Town Showdown" presented by BRANDT. The series is set to debut at a pair of tracks bordering the Mississippi River this Friday and Saturday. Friday will mark the return appearance to the state of Illinois for USAC, a state the series has not visited in over a decade, at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL.  Teams will then travel south about an hour where they will visit I-55 Federated Auto Raceway in Pevely, MO Saturday. The two day River Town Showdown will be a fresh start for Boespflug and his team as they enter the weekend on level playing fields as their fellow national competitors have not visited either facility in a non wing sprint car. The River Town Showdown can be viewed LIVE via PPV as SpeedShiftTV will provide coverage.

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Race Results:
USAC Eldora Speedway May 11th & 12th
Night 1: Qualified 4th / Heat Race S: 5th F: 6th / AMain S: 7th F: 18th
Night 2: Qualified 9th / Heat Race S: 4th F: 5th / AMain S: 9th F: 12th

Racing Action from Eldora Speedway provided by: Collin Markle Photography

Upcoming Events:
AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars

May 18th - Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL
May 19th - I-55 Federated Auto Parts Raceway Pevely, MO

Gates Open: 5pm / Merchandise Trailer Opens: 5pm
Hot Laps: 6:30pm / Watch LIVE at 6:30pm via SpeedShiftTV

USAC Top 5 for Boespflug at Bloomington

Plainfield, IN -  Chad Boespflug had a strong showing with the AMSOIL USAC National series at Bloomington Speedway Friday. A sixth place qualifying run was followed by advancement in heat race competition before a fourth place finish in the AMain. Saturday found the NineEight Motorsports pit area plagued with motor issues throughout the night. A fuel line loose in qualifying put a damper on what appeared to be the better of Boespflug's two qualifying laps followed by an oil line issues in the heat race. The misfortune did not stop there for the 98 Crew. Part failure would end Boespflug's night early while running in a transfer position in the BMain. Motor builder, Jeff Claxton, assessed the issue at the track and ruled the problem in the BMain a broke cam.

"The car felt great at Bloomington all night. I needed to make some different decisions in the main that may not have cost as much track position early, but overall I was happy with the speed we carried all night. We chased our tail most of the night Saturday at Tri-State Speedway with motor issues. Missing the transfer through the heat race I had to race my way through the BMain. Unfortunately a broken cam cut our night short while running 2nd in a transfer position. Claxton went through the motor Sunday, thankfully the broken cam did not cause any further motor damage. I am looking forward to returning to Plymouth Saturday with the AMSOIL USAC National Series Saturday, a track that always produces great racing." - Chad Boespflug

The AMSOIL USAC National Series will return to Plymouth Speedway in Northern Indiana for only their second sprint car appearance Saturday in Plymouth, IN. 

Race Results:

USAC Bloomington Speedway 4/27
Qualified 6th / Heat Race S: 5th F: 2nd / AMain S: 3th F: 4th
USAC Tri-State Speedway 4/28
Qualified 7th / Heat Race S: 5th F: 5th / AMain DNS

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday May 5th AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN

 

USAC Kicks Off in the Midwest with a Double Header

Plainfield, IN -  Off to a quick start Chad Boespflug set quick time in group qualifying before finishing 2nd in heat race competition during the No Way out 40 at Brownstown Speedway Friday. Pulling off the race track after smoke came from under the hood Boespflug's night was cut short while running 6th in the NWO AMain. The oil filter o-ring pushed out causing quite the mess and potential motor damage. Following the cancellation of Saturday's USAC Event at Montpelier Boespflug made the decision to not race locally Saturday in order to ensure there were no underlying issues following the part failure Friday. The Claxton Engine has been pulled and is being serviced.

"I have faith that Jeff, Owner of Claxton Engines, will go through everything so we do not risk any further damage as we go into this stretch of consecutive USAC events. Since Claxton is located in Indiana that allows me to get motors to him quickly for a fast turn around of service. We will be back ready for two nights with USAC this weekend." - Chad Boespflug

Two nights of AMSOIL USAC National competition are slated for Boespflug and the NineEight Motorsports 98 this weekend. Both events will take place in Southern Indiana making the first stop at Bloomington Speedway Friday where Boespflug was victorious in the spring USAC race in 2017. The current Bloomington Speedway non wing sprint car track record holder looks to enter this weekend with the same speed he found early at Brownstown. This weekends USAC Double Header then travels to Haubstadt, IN for the first of three USAC appearances at Tri-State Speedway in 2018. Saturday will be a co-sanctioned USAC / MSCS event.

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Race Results:
No Way Out 40 at Brownstown Speedway
Qualified 1st in Group / Heat Race S: 1 F: 2nd / AMain S: 8th F: 18th

Upcoming Events:

Boespflug Seeks Back to Back No Way Out 40 Title

Plainfield, IN -  Weather has taken its toll on the Indiana racing scene so far this Spring. After multiple cancelled races due to weather including the originally scheduled No Way Out 40 that "Snowed" Out in March Chad Boespflug is eager to add additional races to the NineEight Motorsports 98 schedule. Following a 6th place finish this past weekend Boespflug, the defending 2017 No Way Out 40 Winner, will travel south to Brownstown, Indiana Friday April 20th for the $10,000 to Win 10th Anniversary of the NWO 40. Although not a USAC sanctioned event the increased purse and lack of racing so far this season in Indiana is sure to fill the pits with a strong field of cars. Boespflug seeks to go back to back and defend his No Way Out 40 Win from 2017.

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule is also set to resume in the Midwest this Saturday April 21st as the series travels to Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, IN.

Be sure to stop by the Chad Boespflug Merchandise Trailer located in the midway behind the main grandstands at both Brownstown Speedway and Montpelier Motor Speedway for the latest CB Apparel. The Newest "Howard Law" Collection Design will be available for the first time at the track beginning Friday. 

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

Boespflug Rounds Out AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games with a Podium Finish

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug leaves Florida after the conclusion of the 9th Annual Winter Dirt Games at Bubba Raceway Park in the Top 5 in AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings. Averaging a 6th place finish in the opening 3 nights of the USAC National Schedule with a pair of 8th's and a 3rd place podium finish Boespflug currently sits 4th overall as the series heads to the Midwest.

Struggling early in qualifying put Boespflug behind right off the bat on Night 1, but he rallied back and earned the KSE Racing Products / ProSource Hard Charger award advancing 10 positions finishing 8th after starting 18th. As the weekend progressed so did Boespflug in the NineEight Motorsports Howard Law 98 Maxim. With each night qualifying runs improved which in return made for better starting positions in the mains. Boespflug raced his way to a transfer position each night through heat race competition including earning a heat race win. A 7th place qualifying run the final night of Winter Dirt Games IX put Boespflug in the invert for the main earning him a front row starting position. The initial start of the WDG finale showed the outside line was not the preferred groove on the start, as Boespflug shifted back to 5th. As the race progressed with minimal cautions Boespflug's car began to dig harder and came to him. The NineEight Motorsports 98 gained more speed in the last half of the race as he was able to hold off hard charging competition when pressured from behind to earn his first podium finish of the 2018 season, finishing 3rd.

"Thursday the cautions hurt my runs, but I could have used a few Saturday. Each night the car got better as the race went on and that will pay off throughout the season. Overall I am pleased with the way this Florida trip went, we made gains with the new maxim each time it hit the track. Thankful for all who made the trip to Florida possible. I am proud of what we accomplished and had fun doing it. Now we'll truck back to Indy to get things ready for the start of the Midwest season. " - Chad Boespflug

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners:
Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games Results at Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida
2/15 31 Cars - Qualified 18th - Heat Race S: 2nd F: Won - AMain S:18th F: 8th
2/16 39 Cars - Qualified 14th - Heat Race S: 3rd F: 2nd - AMain S:12th F: 8th
2/17 28 Cars - Qualified 7th- Heat Race S: 5th F: 4th - AMain S: 2nd F: 3rd