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Aaron Reutzel scores seventh All Star victory of 2019 with wire-to-wire performance at Plymouth

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Aaron Reutzel scores seventh All Star victory of 2019 with wire-to-wire performance at Plymouth Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photo By: TJ Slideways PLYMOUTH, Ind. (August 18, 2019) - After a frustrating outing one night prior that ultimately resulted in a ‘DNF’ finish, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel redeemed himself completely during his Saturday night stay at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, and secured his seventh Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season; his first since Utica-Rome Speedway in mid-July. A convincing victory to say the least, Reutzel led every lap of…

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HOWARD TAKES FIFTH NASCAR MODIFIED WIN AND INCREASES CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE POINT LEAD, BRIGHTBILL GETS FOURTH WIN AND CONTINUES TO LEAD SPORTSMAN POINT CHASE AT GRANDVIEW

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HOWARD TAKES FIFTH NASCAR MODIFIED WIN AND INCREASES CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE POINT LEAD, BRIGHTBILL GETS FOURTH WIN AND CONTINUES TO LEAD SPORTSMAN POINT CHASE AT GRANDVIEW Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 18, 2019 . . . Five time NASCAR track champion Duane Howard, coming off a win in the rich Forrest Rogers Memorial the previous Saturday night at Grandview Speedway claimed back-to-back victories when he picked up his fifth victory of the season in the 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature victory on Saturday night at Grandview. The current point leader worked for…

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DANNY DIETRICH WINS VALLEY SUPPLY 30; Chad Criswell Impresses in 358 Victory; Billy Brian Jr. and Tony Jackson Score Wingless Super Sportsman Wins

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DANNY DIETRICH WINS VALLEY SUPPLY 30; Chad Criswell Impresses in 358 Victory; Billy Brian Jr. and Tony Jackson Score Wingless Super Sportsman Wins Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, PA (August 17, 2019) – Brian Montieth went into the night atop the point standings for the season championship. The format of the Valley Supply 30 consisted of two six-lap dashes. The first dash set the first six starting spots for the 30-lap feature. Montieth won the first dash setting him up to start on the pole of the main event. The second dash finish lined up…

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ZEIGLER WINS AFTER INTENSE BATTLE WITH WEISS

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DUEL AT THE SPEED PALACE: ZEIGLER WINS AFTER INTENSE BATTLE WITH WEISS Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff PORT ROYAL, PA – Aug. 17, 2018 – With less than five laps to go, Mason Zeigler was running second and burning to make a move for the lead. He and Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ricky Weiss battled it out for over 25 laps around the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. Their back-and-forth fight for the lead culminated with a side-by-side drive into turn one with three laps remaining of the 40 scheduled. One of them was going…

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Madden Stays Hot with Topless 100 Triumph

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Madden Stays Hot with Topless 100 Triumph Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 17, 2019) - Chris Madden is undoubtably the hottest driver in dirt late model racing after winning his third consecutive crown jewel event in as many weeks on Saturday night. The 44-year-old South Carolina native stormed to his first career COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions at Batesville Motor Speedway. Madden earned $40,000 for his effort and became the fifteenth different driver to win the annual crown jewel event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt…

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Rick Laubach returns to victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway.

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Rick Laubach returns to victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com For Rick Laubach, visiting victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway used to be a fairly regular occurrence. The former track champion has always been a contender at the 4/10’s mile dirt oval. However, the wins have become few and far in between the past few years. In fact, Laubach’s last win at the speedway dates back to August 12, 2016 a little over three years ago. Friday at First Responder Night, Laubach returned to victory lane wheeling the Ryan Kerr…

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ALAN RUDALAVAGE OUTRUNS FIELD AT PENN CAN SPEEDWAY

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ALAN RUDALAVAGE OUTRUNS FIELD AT PENN CAN SPEEDWAY Story By: Ryan Lepre/Penn Can Speedway Photos By: Fran Durso SUSQUEHANNA, PA – Alan Rudalavage of Newton Lake, PA collected his first Modified win of the season at the Penn Can Speedway on Friday night.  Rudalavage led every lap in the 30 lap main event he took the win over points leader Brian Malcolm following them were career best finishers as Nick Pecko, Jamie Bedford and Brad Shaffer completed the top five.  The GRIT Series Southern Riders were in competition with the regular 602 Sportsman and a familiar face parked in victory…

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Cory Eliason gets by Dale Blaney to score All Star victory at I-96 Speedway

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Cory Eliason gets by Dale Blaney to score All Star victory at I-96 Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC LAKE ODESSA, Mich (August 17, 2019) - Utilizing finesse, patience, and other's misfortune, Visalia, California's Cory Eliason earned his second Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season on Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The $5,000 triumph, his first since scoring a monster payday at Virginia Motor Speedway at the beginning of the points schedule, was accomplished from the outside of row three, eventually taking command on lap 19…

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Schatz claims championship advantage with River Cities victory

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Schatz claims championship advantage with River Cities victoryNorth Dakota’s Donny Schatz wins in home state, takes points lead Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 16 – Unreal. That’s how North Dakota-native Donny Schatz described his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series home state win Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. “It feels good,” said Schatz with a heavy exhale of air. Unreal traditionally has one meaning. For the 10-time Series champion it had many. He claimed first home state win of the year with…

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SWEET SIXTEEN: SHEPPARD DOMINATES IN HOMECOMING VISIT TO WILLIAMS GROVE

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SWEET SIXTEEN: SHEPPARD DOMINATES IN HOMECOMING VISIT TO WILLIAMS GROVE Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Gary Shrey MECHANICSBURG, PA – Aug. 16, 2019 – A sweet song of redemption rang through the Rocket 1 Racing pit area on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket1 warriors have dominated the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series this season, but the tour’s last race on a half-mile track went to two-time DIRTcar Nationals champion Shane Clanton at Shawano Speedway. Flash forward to Friday night and Sheppard got his revenge in the Series’ historic homecoming to…

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Bloomquist Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane

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Bloomquist Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 16, 2019) - On a historic night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the tour's all-time winningest driver Scott Bloomquist won his first series event since July 2018. The 55-year-old Hall-of-Fame driver captured the 30-lap feature on the eve of the 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions on Friday night. The 600th event in the series history saw a battle for the lead between Bloomquist and his Team Zero teammate Chris Madden go…

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LEARY, SEAVEY, SCHUERENBERG FORM SMACKDOWN TRIO FOR REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

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LEARY, SEAVEY, SCHUERENBERG FORM SMACKDOWN TRIO FOR REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 16, 2019)………C.J. Leary, Logan Seavey and Hunter Schuerenberg will make up a three-driver lineup for Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports during the upcoming Sprint Car Smackdown VIII at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway August 22-23-24. The Arizona-based team has led the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver and owner points since May with Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) as the sole pilot of the No. 19AZ, picking up a February victory in Ocala, Fla. as well as multiple mini-series titles at Eastern Storm and NOS…

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Matt Sheppard Parks It at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Godown Locked into Billy Whittaker Cars 200

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Matt Sheppard Parks It at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Godown Locked into Billy Whittaker Cars 200 Story & Photo By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar SeriesMIDDLETOWN, NY - August 15, 2019 - Matt Sheppard raced up from his third-place starting position to snatch the $10,000-to-win Battle on the Midway 100 at Orange County. In his tracks, the Ringoes Rocket Ryan Godown fought off red hot runner Erick Rudolph to secure his best Series finish and a guaranteed starting spot in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII. The Watertown, NY pilot of the No. 9s Matt Sheppard…

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 15, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot streak by winning Thursday night's opener at Batesville Motor Speedway. The win marks his third consecutive trip to Victory Lane in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Madden survived a battle with Brandon Overton to score the victory on night one of the COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions. Madden was unchallenged other than when he slid up the track after a lap 19 restart and Overton…

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STENHOUSE JOINS BC39 FIELD AS ENTRY LIST SKYROCKETS PAST 60

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STENHOUSE JOINS BC39 FIELD AS ENTRY LIST SKYROCKETS PAST 60 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 15, 2019)………Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. headlines the newest group of drivers for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink with the entry list for the September 4-5 event at The Dirt Track at IMS surging to 62 cars with still two weeks remaining until the entry cutoff on Thursday night, August 29 at https://www.thebc39.com/. Stenhouse (Olive Branch, Miss.), a veteran of 243 starts on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tour, has an extensive…

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McDOUGAL TAKES THE WHEEL FOR DYSON AT SPRINGFIELD

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McDOUGAL TAKES THE WHEEL FOR DYSON AT SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Kasi Chapman Springfield, Illinois (August 15, 2019)………Jason McDougal will be in the seat of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on August 17. McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) has made just two previous starts in his Silver Crown career and was spectacular in both. His debut came in the Fall of 2018 aboard Dyson's machine in the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway where he started 7th…

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Doug Coby Bests Justin Bonsignore To Claim Bud 150 Crown

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Doug Coby Bests Justin Bonsignore To Claim Bud 150 Crown Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Clarus Studios Inc. THOMPSON, Conn. -- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour took center stage at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, August 14 for the third time in 2019 with the 30th running of the Budweiser King of Beers 150. Coming into the race three drivers were considered the ones to watch. Points leader Doug Coby looked to extend his perfect streak of top ten finishes on the season, second place Ron Silk sought his third consecutive series victory, and third place defending champion…

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INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1ST; TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST

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INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1ST; TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ATLANTIC CITY, NJ August 14, 2019 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series returns to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st in 2020. Tickets for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic will go on sale Wednesday, August 21st 10 am. Tickets will be available in a range of different prices through Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box…

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KTJ AIMS TO RUN UP FRONT AT SPRINGFIELD AND END RUNNER-UP STREAK

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KTJ AIMS TO RUN UP FRONT AT SPRINGFIELD AND END RUNNER-UP STREAK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (August 14, 2019)………No driver has finished as consistently well on the dirt tracks of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series over the past calendar year than has Kevin Thomas, Jr., as he prepares for this Saturday's 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by BRANDT at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. There's been a consistent theme in each of the Cullman, Alabama native's last four starts: a 2nd at Springfield, a 2nd at…

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Land Of Legends Gearing Up For 1st New York Nationals 360 Sprint Showdown

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Land Of Legends Gearing Up For 1st New York Nationals 360 Sprint Showdown Inaugural weekend for winged racers in wine country richest ever at Ontario County oval Story By: Tom Skibinski/LOL Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – August 14, 2019 – The most lucrative weekend for wingmen in the history of Land Of Legends Raceway is less than a month away as the first-ever New York Nationals 360 Sprint Car Championship goes green Sept. 6-7. Showcasing some of the best sprint car teams in the Northeast, top wheelmen will be sharing over $35,000 in the two-day NY Nationals…

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USAC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019: CAPELS, CLAUSON, JORDAN, STEELE

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USAC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019: CAPELS, CLAUSON, JORDAN, STEELE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 14, 2019)………USAC's newest Hall of Fame class members have been named for 2019 with Johnny Capels, Bryan Clauson, Dick Jordan and Dave Steele receiving the votes to make up the eighth class of inductees, who will be formally inducted on Wednesday, September 4, during the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. New Mexico native Capels is a five-time National Championship-winning chief mechanic, winning back-to-back USAC National Championships with…

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VAHLCO Wheels Signs On as ‘Blast at the Beach’ Title Sponsor as MAV-TV Cameras Invade Georgetown Speedway

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VAHLCO Wheels Signs On as ‘Blast at the Beach’ Title Sponsor as MAV-TV Cameras Invade Georgetown Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – It’s a late-summer tradition auto racing ‘must-see’ on Delmarva. Since August 2014, the ‘Blast at the Beach’ has evolved into one of the most anticipated dirt Modified events in the First State featuring the traveling stars of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco at the historic Georgetown Speedway. The 2019 edition is on the horizon Tuesday, August 27 and VAHLCO Wheels has signed on as title…

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ALL STAR 410 SPRINTS & NASCAR MODIFIEDS STORM THE HILL THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22 AS THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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ALL STAR 410 SPRINTS & NASCAR MODIFIEDS STORM THE HILL THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22 AS THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA – On Thursday, August 22 the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series returns to Grandview Speedway to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, the Hodnett Cup combines the 410 Sprint Cars in their final 2019 Grandview Speedway appearance – and the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, in an…

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BC39 FIELD SOARS PAST 50 WITH BACON, BELL, LARSON AND OTHER TOP STARS ENTERED

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BC39 FIELD SOARS PAST 50 WITH BACON, BELL, LARSON AND OTHER TOP STARS ENTERED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 14, 2019)………Defending BC39 winner Brady Bacon, along with USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champions Christopher Bell, Jerry Coons, Jr. Dave Darland, Logan Seavey and Tanner Thorson, as well as NASCAR Monster Energy Cup winner Kyle Larson and a host of others, are among the latest drivers entered for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, as the field has now grown to 55 cars for the…

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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO PARTNERS WITH THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK THROUGH THE 2021 SEASON

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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO PARTNERS WITH THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK THROUGH THE 2021 SEASON The Northeast’s Ultimate Resort Destination Becomes the Premier Partner of Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park MASHANTUCKET, CT (August 14, 2019) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino announced today its new three-year partnership with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, home of the first purpose-built road course and first asphalt high-banked oval in America. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park also boasts NASCAR racing on a 5/8 mile Oval, a 1.7 mile Road Course, a first class Golf Club, a Clubhouse restaurant with a banquet and catering facility, an exclusive Drivers Club, and an Exotic…

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HBR Ready to Tackle Centennial Weekend

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HBR Ready to Tackle Centennial Weekend Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photo By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – August 14, 2019 – Jimmy Phelps and the HBR team collected three-top five finished this past weekend. The team kicked off the weekend Friday evening at Brewerton Speedway after an early rain delay. “The track was challenging after the rain hit,” Phelps said. Phelps started fourth and made his way into second in his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event. “We had good track position,” he said. “Decker started on the…

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Take Two: Short Track Super Series Returns to New Egypt Speedway Tuesday, August 20 for ‘Dirty Jersey 6’

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Take Two: Short Track Super Series Returns to New Egypt Speedway Tuesday, August 20 for ‘Dirty Jersey 6’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ – We’re back, Take Two! For the first time since 2016, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco returns to New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday, August 20. The unique 7/16ths-mile D-shaped track plays host to ‘Dirty Jersey’ which had been postponed by rain from its original date of May 23. STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds will rumble on the New Egypt clay for 40 laps in Round No.…

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Point Races, Ladies Sportsman Dash, Backwards Racing At The Fulton Speedway Saturday, August 17

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Point Races, Ladies Sportsman Dash, Backwards Racing At The Fulton Speedway Saturday, August 17 Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com FULTON, NY - There is an old saying, “It’s coming down to the wire,” and that fits the Fulton Speedway as there are only three point races to decide 2019 track champions after a season full of intense battles, surprise winners, new stars and veterans showing they still have what it takes. This Saturday, August 17 presented by Power Seal Driveway Sealing, the Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show and Regional Truck & Trailer will be…

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Headline Brewerton Speedway Friday, August 16 Race Night

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Headline Brewerton Speedway Friday, August 16 Race Night Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BREWERTON, NY - The Modifieds might have the night off this Friday, August 16 at the Brewerton Speedway but there will be no lack of high speed, edge of your seat racing excitement when the methanol eating, winged warriors of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will do battle on the ‘D-Shaped Dirt Demon.’ Also, on the action-packed race card presented by Fleet Repairs Truck & Trailer Repair will be the DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman, United States Air…

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SIX PAST WINNERS HEADLINE BETTENHAUSEN 100 ENTRY LIST

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SIX PAST WINNERS HEADLINE BETTENHAUSEN 100 ENTRY LIST Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2019)………The field for this Saturday afternoon's 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds is chock full of past winners on the legendary Springfield Mile. Brian Tyler (Mt. Pleasant, NC) leads all drivers in the lineup with four Bettenhausen 100 victories in 2004-05-08-11. A.J. Fike (Galesburg, Ill.) won back-to-back Bettenhausen 100 races in 2012-13 just as Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) did in 2014-15. Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.) prepares for his 26th…

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CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND APPROACHING QUICKLY; NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS TO INCLUDE TRIPLE 15’S

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CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND APPROACHING QUICKLY; NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS TO INCLUDE TRIPLE 15’S Story By: Tommy Goudge/Ohsweken Speedway OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 13, 2019) – The 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is quickly approaching, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event. In their effort to continue the event’s growth, Speedway officials are pleased to announce that the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 13 will expand to include Triple 15’s – three 15 lap features – for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division. The winners of each Triple 15…

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HOWARD AND BRIGHTBILL BATTLE FOR NASCAR AND TRACK TITLES AT GRANDVIEW WITH JUST FIVE POINT EVENTS REMAINING

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HOWARD AND BRIGHTBILL BATTLE FOR NASCAR AND TRACK TITLES AT GRANDVIEW WITH JUST FIVE POINT EVENTS REMAINING LAP SPONSORSHIPS REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR $25,000 TO WIN FREEDOM 76 ON SEPTEMBER 21 ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 49TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 14, 2019 . . . With just five point races remaining in the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway five time champion Duane Howard has less than a 100 point edge over ten time titleholder Craig Von Dohren in the chase for the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified title. The…

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Drivers look to ride Knoxville momentum into North Dakota weekend

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Drivers look to ride Knoxville momentum into North Dakota weekendKnoxville Nationals top-three David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Daryn Pittman eye strong performance at River Cities and Red River Valley Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 13, 2019 – There are several ways to leave the Knoxville Nationals after preparing for it all season long, according to Daryn Pittman. One way is to leave wanting a month off and to never see a race car again. The other – the way Pittman, Logan Schuchart and David Gravel feel – is to move onto the…

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Short Track Super Series Falls to Rain at Woodhull; New Egypt & Georgetown Up Next

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Short Track Super Series Falls to Rain at Woodhull; New Egypt & Georgetown Up Next Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Ted Malinowski & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com WOODHULL, NY – With a forecast of afternoon and evening rain looming, Woodhull Raceway’s promotional team and management of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have canceled the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 55’ scheduled for Tuesday night. The event, sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts of Addison and Corning, Maple City Dodge and Two Rivers Timber, was to include the Halmar International North Region Modifieds (55 laps, $5,500 to…

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KLATT’S DUAL-THREAT HAS TEAM 2ND IN OWNER POINTS

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KLATT'S DUAL-THREAT HAS TEAM 2ND IN OWNER POINTS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (August 12, 2019)………Within the realm of USAC racing, there are two separate categories in which a National championship season can be claimed: driver and owner. In most cases, the champion driver corresponds with the champion owner, such as it is at the moment with driver Kody Swanson and his Nolen Racing No. 20 leading the way in both standings. However, while Swanson holds a commanding 71-point lead on the driver side of things, lurking closely behind Nolen in the…

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SPRINGFIELD WINNER WINDOM HOPES BETTENHAUSEN 100 JUMP STARTS SEASON

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SPRINGFIELD WINNER WINDOM HOPES BETTENHAUSEN 100 JUMP STARTS SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean Springfield, Illinois (August 12, 2019)………The ups and downs involved in auto racing are undeniable. Defending Bettenhausen 100 winner Chris Windom has certainly had his share of obstacles this season as he prepares for this Saturday's 58th running of the "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. It's been a rocky road thus far that's included crashes and mechanical gremlins among final results that don't indicate how fast they've actually been before misfortune arose. Last Saturday at Salem Speedway,…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Invades Batesville, Ark.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Invades Batesville, Ark. Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (August 12, 2019) - The elite drivers of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with top dirt late model drivers from around the nation, will converge in Batesville, Ark. this weekend. One of the most highly anticipated events of the season, the 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions is slated for Thursday - Saturday, August 15th - 17th, at Batesville Motor Speedway. The crown jewel event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late…

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BUD ‘KING OF BEERS’ 150 ON TAP AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK THIS WEDNESDAY

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BUD ‘KING OF BEERS’ 150 ON TAP AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK THIS WEDNESDAY Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. -- For the third time in 2019, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will invade Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday night. The 30th annual Bud ‘King of Beers’ 150 will bring NASCAR’s top stars back to Connecticut for a crucial race in the tour’s championship battle. Joining the Whelen Modified Tour, all five of Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and the NEMA Midgets will also battle. Not only will fans be able to watch some…

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Nick Guererri Races to Sportsman Victory at Weedsport Speedway

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Nick Guererri Races to Sportsman Victory at Weedsport Speedway Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photo By: Alex & Helen Bruce WEEDSPORT, NY (August 12, 2019) – Nick Guererri made all the right moves on Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway, winning his qualifying heat race, re-drawing the pole position and leading 24 of 25-laps on his way to victory in the night’s main event powered by Pit Stop Convenience Stores. Guererri held off the advances of Andrew Smith and Austin Germinio to claim the victory. “Man, this is unbelievable. We just won at Weedsport,” said Guererri on Victory Hill. “I could…

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REED TAKES MODIFIED RACE WIN AT WALL SATURDAY

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REED TAKES MODIFIED RACE WIN AT WALL SATURDAY Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All American Auto Group Modified stock car driver Steven Reed charged toward the front of the field early and took the lead on lap seven to win the 40-lap main event at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was the Jackson resident's second win of the season and the 32nd of his career. His first ever win came a little over 15 years ago. Jackson's Jason Treat was the first leader of the test with Holmdel's Andrew Krause…

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BUTLER REGISTERS HIS SECOND VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIED FEATURE WIN OF THE YEAR

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BUTLER REGISTERS HIS SECOND VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIED FEATURE WIN OF THE YEAR Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (August 11, 2019) – On Toms River Night at New Egypt Speedway, Mike Butler registered his second Vahlco Wheels Modified feature win of the year. The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series main event went to Tim Tanner Jr. John Criscione was the victor in the Hammer Sportsman feature. Brian Spencer topped the field in the Street Stock race. As the 30-lap feature began for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Billy Osmun grabbed the lead with…

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Sheppard & DePuy dominate dirt action, Smith captures first as Bay returns to victory lane

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Point Leaders Pounce With Strong Performances At Fairgrounds Sheppard & DePuy dominate dirt action, Smith captures first as Bay returns to victory lane Story By: Tom Skibinski/LOLR Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.comCanandaigua, NY – Open-wheel ace Matt Sheppard and full-fender veteran Adam DePuy extended their respective point leads in the 'Saturday Spectacular' at Land Of Legends Raceway, dominating the feature race action like they have done throughout much of the 2019 campaign in Canandaigua. The Geneva Club Beverage and Cargill sponsored five-star show was no different from day one with Sheppard registering his seventh Pepsi Big-Block Modified win and DePuy capturing…

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Ryan Godown rockets to Big Diamond Modified win, Fayash Memorial Sportsman race goes to invader Brad Brightbill

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Ryan Godown rockets to Big Diamond Modified win, Fayash Memorial Sportsman race goes to invader Brad Brightbill Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com The “Ringoes Rocket” Ryan Godown had enough of being fast every Friday night and not being able to get to the front quick enough to take the win. Friday night Godown was on a mission, the Ringoes, NJ driver went out and promptly won his heat and then went on to dominate the nights 25-lap main event for his second win of the season. The “Hook” Craig Whitmoyer would lead the Insigner Performance…

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Holleman Impresses; Ward and Brown Win at Bowman Gray

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Holleman Impresses; Ward and Brown Win at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The stage was set for excitement on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. The points races grow tighter each week. Jonathan Brown and Jason Myers were returning to race. Cup Champion Bobby Labonte was slated to compete. And rookie John Holleman of Winston-Salem made the move up from the Sportsman Division to start in his first ever Modified race at the Stadium. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg turned the fastest lap for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.…

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Tim Sears Jr. And Ron Davis III Win Triple Modified Features At The Fulton Speedway

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Tim Sears Jr. And Ron Davis III Win Triple Modified Features At The Fulton Speedway Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photo By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com FULTON, NY – Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway two holdover and one regularly scheduled 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified features were on the schedule. After 105 exciting feature laps, two of the most popular racers went to victory lane with Tim Sears Jr. from Hastings, NY taking two wins and Ron Davis III from Memphis, NY winning one. Other winners on Ehrlich Pest Control & Parratt-Wolff night were: Kyle Murray (Billy Whittaker Cars &…

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MATT CAMPBELL LANDS IN VICTORY LANE AT LINCOLN FOR FIRST TIME IN A 410 SPRINT

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MATT CAMPBELL LANDS IN VICTORY LANE AT LINCOLN FOR FIRST TIME IN A 410 SPRINT; Ashley Cappetta Picks Up First 358 Win; Ray Cable Jr. Continues Family Legacy with Mid Atlantic Modified Win Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, PA (August 10, 2019) – Campbell has six career wins at the track in the 358 division and was still searching for his first 410 victory at Lincoln. After mechanical issues last week, track officials didn’t know if the Campbell race team would make it back to the track on Saturday. Matt Campbell and his team are…

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DUANE HOWARD EARNS $10K AS HE WINS FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW

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DUANE HOWARD EARNS $10K AS HE WINS FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW STEVE YOUNG WINS FIRST SPORTSMAN FEATURE OF THE SEASON Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 11, 2018 . . . Duane Howard, the current TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified point leader, collected a hefty $10,000 payday when he took the checkered in his third Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap feature victory on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the activities broadcast by RCN TV, Allentown. It was close for the five-time champion when Jeff Strunk regrouped the field when he slowed in turn…

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Gravel earns first Nationals title in his first year with Jason Johnson Racing

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DID IT: David Gravel wins first Knoxville NationalsGravel earns first Nationals title in his first year with Jason Johnson Racing Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Frank Smith KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 10 – Jason Johnson just wanted to win. “And we F’ing did it,” said a jubilant David Gravel, standing in Victory Lane with his Jason Johnson Racing team as the Knoxville Nationals champion for the first time in his career Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. “It just feels amazing,” Gravel said. “I don’t know what else to say. It feels really surreal. It doesn’t feel real at all.”…

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SWANSON SCORES 4TH STRAIGHT JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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SWANSON SCORES 4TH STRAIGHT JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Rich Forman/USAC Salem, Indiana (August 10, 2019)………Time and time again, it seems that whenever Kody Swanson comes face-to-face with adversity, it's a near guarantee that adversity has no fighting chance. Twas the case Saturday night in round seven of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season at Salem Speedway where the Kingsburg, Calif. native had to jump into his backup car early after engine issues befell his primary Nolen Racing ride during practice. Swanson jumped into the secondary car,…

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Chris Madden Sweeps North/South Weekend

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Chris Madden Sweeps North/South Weekend Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, Ky. (August 10, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot-streak with a $50,000 victory in Saturday's Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. UNION, Ky. (August 10, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot-streak with a $50,000 victory in Saturday's Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. Madden stormed from his tenth starting spot to sweep the weekend in front of the standing room only crowd. With his win, Madden became the…

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