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JR Heffner set for 2016 Season at Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Championship Driver Calls 'The Great Race Place' His Friday Night Home Press Release By: CHUCK HOVER / HEFFNER RACING     Photo By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM ALBANY, NY- January 19, 2016- JR Heffner Racing has chosen Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway as its tracks of choice for 2016. “We’re delighted that A Colarusso, Park East Sales, Upstate Utilities, and all of our Associate Partners have returned for our run at two Track Championships in 2016. This offseason we spent a lot of time researching a second track to add to our program. While we had a lot of…

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Schaffer Joins RDR for 2016 Sportsman Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Chris Schaffer set for Fonda Speedway and King of Dirt Competition with ‘Mean Green’ RDR Racing Stable; Joins Chad Edwards and Greg Pessolano for 2016 Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 19, 2016- The starting point of any achievement in racing isn’t found in equipment; it’s found in the desire of the driver. For Canajoharie, New York native Chris Schaffer, success came slowly at first and then at a torrid pace which culminated in a banner year for the 30-year-old competitor in the sportsman division at the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York.…

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The Learning Curve

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Sportsman Competitor Aaron Burton set for 2016 Challenges at Fonda Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 19, 2016- The value of hard work is only learned by one thing; working hard. After a season that had its high points and its low points, Cobleskill, New York resident and second-generation sportsman modified driver Aaron Burton is set to put those hard-earned lessons to good use as the 2016 season rapidly approaches. Burton, who will be calling the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York his home in 2016, is eagerly awaiting the season-opener at…

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Abreu Goes Back-to-Back in Tulsa

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Rico Abreu Earns Back-to-Back Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Titles Story By: CHILI BOWL NATIONALS PR     Photo By: PATRICK GRANT TULSA, OK- January 17, 2015- For the second time in as many years, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was ruled over by California’s Rico Abreu, who wheeled the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 97 to victory in the 30th edition of the Chili Bowl. With a packed house of nearly 20,000 in attendance at the River Spirit Expo Center, the chant of “Rico, Rico” soon followed a series of wicked celebratory doughnuts. Giving chase from…

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American Racer Cup set for Big 2016 Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] I-88 Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway set to Join This Season Story By: REED MILLER / AMERICAN RACER CUP PR     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO INDIANA, PA- January 17, 2016- The popular American Racer Cup program will once again take center stage at premier northeast racing facilities in 2016. The program will be celebrating its seventh year rewarding participating drivers with a program where they never need to leave their home tracks. The ever evolving program plans to welcome I-88 Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway to $150,000 plus program this season as it continues to grow. The American Racer…

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The Quiet Man: Terry Labonte to Enter NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Consistency, humility, skill carry Labonte to NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 17, 2016- Some label Terry Labonte the NASCAR premier series’ least flamboyant champion. Perhaps it just seemed that way, when measuring Labonte alongside such colorful contemporaries as NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip. His calm, quiet demeanor at least partially explains why Labonte became known as “The Iceman.” The Corpus Christi, Texas driver may not have personified flash, but Labonte got the job done. Labonte won his first…

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New Qualifying Format Established for International Classic at Oswego

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 60th Running of Oswego Speedway's International Classic 200 set for Sunday, September 4th Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY PR     Photo By: DAVE DALESANDRO OSWEGO, NY- January 16, 2016- The 60th running of Oswego Speedway’s International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will utilize a new qualifying format in order to determine the starting lineup for the 200 to be run on Sunday, Sept. 4. Two separate rounds of two-lap qualifying time trials will still take place, with the opening round hitting the Speedway on ‘Fast Friday Pole Night’ on Friday, Sept. 2. Unlike in previous seasons, the…

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Curtis Turner Headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Larger than life Turner speeds into NASCAR Hall of Fame at full throttle Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 16, 2016- Curtis Turner lived life and stock car racing in the same manner – at full throttle. A bootlegger at age nine, the Virginia native was a self-proclaimed millionaire at 20 and made and lost several fortunes while becoming one of the greatest drivers – and most colorful characters – of NASCAR’s pioneer era. He won a lot but also wrecked just as often.…

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Clauson Takes Final Chili Bowl Preliminary Victory

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Bryan Clauson Leads It All On Vacuworx Qualifying Night Story By: CHILI BOWL NATIONALS PR     Photo By: JOE ORTH PHOTO TULSA, OK- January 16, 2016- Picking up his fourth career preliminary night feature win, Bryan Clauson led non-stop in Friday's Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night to set the stage for Saturday's finale of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. "My Golden Driller is lonely, I need to get him a friend," commented Clauson in his postrace interview. "I certainly feel like we have a car capable of winning just watching the first few…

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RacinBoys Coverage of Chili Bowl Nationals Concludes Tonight

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Wraps Up Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Competition Tonight Press Release By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS     Photo By: FFN PHOTOS TULSA, OK- January 15, 2016- The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary action has yet to disappoint inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The fourth-and-final prelim night is set for tonight with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network providing live Pay-Per-View video featuring a higher quality and graphics beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. (Central). The price to view the Pay-Per-View is only $25. To purchase,…

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Bell Grabs Thursday Night Chili Bowl Preliminary Victory

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Christopher Bell Dominates John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night Story By: CHILI BOWL NATIONALS PR     Photo By: JOE ORTH PHOTO TULSA, OK- January 15, 2016- Let the victory bells toll, as Norman, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell went uncontested for his second career preliminary night score; topping Thursday's John Christner Trucking Qualifying night at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. "If you give me one race a year, it's this race. It's something I want to win so badly and I promise, I want to win it more than anyone else in here," commented Bell…

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Jeff Trombley Plans Return to Fonda in 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Former Track Champion Jeff Trombley Looks Forward to another Season of Competition at the ‘Track of Champions’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 15, 2016- A good racecar driver is competitive. A great racecar driver is competitive year after year with frightening consistency. Altamont, New York native Jeff Trombley is certainly the latter rather than the former. For over three decades, the driver of the familiar No. 21J has been a force to be reckoned with at the historic Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York and 2016 looks to be more of the…

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Fulton and Brewerton Sportsman Under DIRTcar Banner in 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Tracks to host four DIRTcar Championship Series Events Story By: DAVE MEDLER / FULTON & BREWERTON PR     Photo By: JAY FISH BALDWINSVILLE, NY- January 15, 2016- The Sportsman class at Fulton and Brewerton Speedway continues under the DIRTcar banner in 2016, and will play a pivotal role in the strengthened DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series. Four of the sixteen scheduled Sportsman series events will take place at either Brewerton or Fulton in conjunction with marquee Modified events. Fulton Speedway will kick off the DIRTcar Championship Tour on Friday, April 29th as part of the Highbank Holdup Weekend. The series…

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Rutland Regional Medical Center Returning for Hometown Heroes Night at Devil’s Bowl

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Vermont’s second-largest hospital to present popular community event Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL'S BOWL MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO WEST HAVEN, VT- January 15, 2016- Devil’s Bowl Speedway is proud to announce the return of Rutland Regional Medical Center for the 2016 stock car racing season. Rutland Regional joined the Devil’s Bowl family to support the annual “Hometown Heroes Night” event at the West Haven, Vt., facility last summer, and will do the same again in the track’s upcoming landmark 50th season on Saturday, June 25. The Hometown Heroes event is a long-standing tradition at Devil’s…

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Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Signs On IRCO as Associate Sponsor

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Dirt Track Heroes Show Runs from March 6th to March 12th Story By: STEVE PADOS     Photos By: BOB YURKO PHILLIPSBURG, NJ- January 15, 2016- The dates for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show are confirmed for 2016 and the hard-working staff is putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 6th and will run through…

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Modified Racer Jerry Cook Headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Top Honor Awaits Modified Great Cook; Joins Rival Evans In The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 15, 2016- Jerry Cook never intended to support his family driving a modified stock car. It kind of snuck up on the young resident of Rome, N.Y. Cook, who built his first modified at the age of 13, took the wheel by happenstance, when his hired driver wrecked two of the race cars he owned. That was in 1963, well before Cook won his first…

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Chili Bowl Nationals Coverage Continues on RacinBoys TV

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Resumes Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Tonight with Round 3 Press Release By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS     Photo By: FFN PHOTOS TULSA, OK- January 14, 2016- The intense action continues to build inside the River Spirit Expo Center halfway through the 30 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary competition. Round 3 of the marquee midget event is set for today with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network showcasing live Pay-Per-View video featuring a higher quality and graphics beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. (Central). The price to…

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Kinser Capitalizes on R&D During Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kinser Capitalizes on R&D During Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS     Photo By: JUSTIN BRESTER SOMERTON, AZ- January 14, 2016- The focus for Steve Kinser throughout the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown was to use the marquee event featuring five races in nine days at Cocopah Speedway for a little research and development. "We definitely wanted to win provided the opportunity, but our biggest objective was to figure out some things for this team when Kraig returns to the United States and begins the 2016 season next month," he…

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Bobby Isaac to Enter NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Pioneering speed demon Isaac enters NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: NASCAR MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 14, 2016- In a different era, in which stock cars driven to and past their limits didn’t break with frequency, there’s no telling how many races or championships Bobby Isaac might have won. Isaac, the 1970 NASCAR premier series champion, won 37 of his 309 starts. But he was a DNF – did not finish – 129 times. His 49 poles rank 10th all-time, with 19 – a still-standing, single-season mark –…

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Pitkat Takes Second Thompson Title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Woody Pitkat Secures Third Career Whelen All-American Series Track Championship Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR     Photo By: THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 14, 2016- Exceeding expectations was the theme of Woody Pitkat’s 2015 NASCAR racing season, and there’s no better example of that than his track championship at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. In their initial year together, Pitkat delivered car owner Stan Mertz and the No. 6 team their first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track title at the northeast Connecticut oval. With a new combination going up against experienced and accomplished competition, Pitkat was…

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Abreu Takes Wednesday Chili Bowl Checkers

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Rico Abreu Hits Pay Dirt on River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night Story By: CHILI BOWL NATIONALS PR     Photo By: PATRICK GRANT TULSA, OK- January 14, 2016- It was almost Déjà vu as Rico Abreu came up Aces in Wednesday's River Spirit Qualifying Night, topping action for the second time in as many years in his quest for the Golden Driller in the 30th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. "I believe last year that's kind of how it went too. Started on the front row of my Heat and my Qualifier and…

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Climate Change

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Established Driver and Respected Chassis Builder Jerry Higbie Looks at the current Racing Climate and what the Future Holds for Dirt Racing in the Northeast Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO SPRAKERS, NY- January 13, 2016- The gilded age of dirt racing in the northeast was officially over. In the wake of the economic racing boom of the mid 1980s, which transcended from one millennium to the next, the seemingly endless well began to run dry with the ‘Great Recession’ of 2008. After years of phenomenal performance for both the industry and the racers,…

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Alex Bright Takes Stunning Victory in Chili Bowl Opener

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Alex Bright Pulls Off Stunning Victory in Chili Bowl 2016 Opener; Thorson Tops VIROC VIII Story By: CHILI BOWL NATIONALS PR     Photo By: FFN PHOTOS TULSA, OK- January 13, 2016- With only a few feet to spare at the line, Pennsylvania's Alex Bright held off Indiana's Joey Saldana at the line to kick off the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on a high note; topping Tuesday's Warren Cat Qualifying Night for his first Chili Bowl preliminary score. Marking the second time since 2014 that Alex has made the show, he was asked…

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Ronnie Johnson Lands New Ride for 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Johnson Set to Drive Jake Spraker Owned Modified Weekly at Fonda Speedway Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO SPRAKERS, NY- January 13, 2016- The wild winds of change continue to blow during the off season in the Capital District of New York as news broke late Tuesday concerning the partnership of long-time car owner Jake Spraker and third generation modified star Ronnie Johnson. Johnson, the 2011 Fonda Speedway modified track champion, parted ways with Carole and Alton Palmer at the end of the 2015 racing season after a wildly successful partnership that included a…

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VIROC VII Field set for Tonight’s Chili Bowl Opener

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Press Release By: CHILI BOWL NATIONALS PR 8th Consecutive VIROC Event to Kick Off Chili Bowl Nationals TULSA, OK- January 12, 2016- For the eighth year, the best of the best will square off in a 20 lap shootout as the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions is set to take place on Tuesday, January 12 during the Warren Cat Qualifying Night. A collection of 19 drivers made the cut for this year's VIROC. An elite field of talent, the standards of qualification are being a past driver champion, driving for a past owner champion, being a past VIROC…

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