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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Placerville, California (November 20, 2019)………Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson's most cherished racing moments. It's the place he made his first sprint car start. It's the place he won his first sprint car race. It's the place he describes as his "home track." Now, he can chalk up another memorable moment at the northern California 1/4-mile dirt oval and lay claim as the winner of the richest event in USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget…

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature2019 was a learning year for Schatz who went through changes on and off the racetrack Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 20, 2019 – Donny Schatz experienced several highs and lows on and off the track in 2019. Some changed his view on life, but none have changed who he is or his desire to win. After a stretch of winning five championships in-a-row – and collecting at least 20 wins each year – the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series…

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New Egypt Speedway Schedules Race Team Roundtable Discussions For Saturday December 28th

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New Egypt Speedway Schedules Race Team Roundtable Discussions For Saturday December 28th Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Since the end of the 2016 season, New Egypt Speedway management has sat down with it’s all of their weekly race teams to discuss the upcoming season, heading into 2020 will be no different as NES has scheduled its roundtable discussions with for Saturday December 28 th, 2019 at the New Egypt Firehouse located at 59 Main Street in the town of New Egypt. The meeting times will take place as follows: Street Stocks:…

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & DB3 Placerville, California (November 19, 2019)………It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget. Just last weekend, the Fresno, Calif. native broke into the top-10 for the first time with the series in his fifth start, a ninth-place finish, and admitted that it's a different kind racing than he's used to and that it will take time to compete with the best drivers of this…

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 19, 2019)………The driver lineup for the Nov. 28th Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway has surged above 70 entrants for the 79th running of the famed event featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets. The car count hasn't exceeded 70 since 1992, and this year's class of entries is not only stocked with quantity, but immense quality. The lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016…

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 18, 2019)………One-hundred lap USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget races are a rarity these days. In fact, this week's inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 from California's Placerville Speedway is the first such event in seven seasons, a race won by Brady Bacon at Indiana's Tri-State Speedway in 2012. Races of that length can create a completely different aspect to the event that you don't see in standard 30 or even 40 lap events. There's…

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Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion

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Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion Story By: Dave Seay/Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica, VA - Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 and 50th Anniversary season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2019 champions. During the night’s events, over $36,000 in cash and prizes was handed out; of that, almost $27,000 was in cash. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned Champion and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also…

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The ‘Gobbler’ to Close Out 2019 Modified Season on Saturday, November 30

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The ‘Gobbler’ to Close Out 2019 Modified Season on Saturday, November 30 Story By: Accord Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – The holiday season is all about getting together with friends and family to celebrate another year. On Saturday, November 30, Accord Speedway offers one final opportunity for everyone to come together with their racing family at the ‘Gobbler.’ The ‘Gobbler’ is the final outdoor racing event in the Northeast for the 2019 season. Once again, the Accord Speedway continues the tradition of hosting the event as it has attempted to do the past six seasons. The main…

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 17, 2019)………If you're going to make a first impression, make it a big one! The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets make their debut at California's Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-20, for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, the richest event in the history of the series with a total purse of over $150,000 for the two-night spectacular. Tuesday's PureCrop1 main event on November 19 will pay $5,000 to the 30-lap main event winner and features…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2019 NASCAR CHAMPIONS AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2019 NASCAR CHAMPIONS AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park THOMPSON, Conn. -- After a 10-event schedule that included five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and countless touring series classes, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park crowned NASCAR champions and honored special award winners on Sunday afternoon, with the annual awards banquet at the Clubhouse. In the Sunoco Modifieds, Keith Rocco celebrated his eighth career track championship, extending his lead with the most in the history of the Connecticut oval. Rocco earned four wins – three in points events and the other in…

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LEARY’S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE

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LEARY'S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Was there any more indicative way of how C.J. Leary and Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports achieved their USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship than how they performed in Saturday night's season finale at Arizona Speedway? The team rolled off the trailer for the second night of Western World and clicked off fast time during qualifying, then won their heat race from the third row and finished off with a solid top-five run. Night-after-night, track-after-track, Leary…

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Regardless of the type of car or the venue, Brady Bacon has a knack for winning at the Western World Championships. Entering Saturday night's 52nd Western World finale at Arizona Speedway, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native had previously earned four final night victories in a 360 c.i. sprint car, first in 2009 and 2010 in Tucson, then again in 2016 and 2018 at Arizona. Now you can add a victory in a midget to his Western World…

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………One year ago, Tyler Courtney had a view from the other side of the spectrum at the season finale. There, his nearest combatant in the title chase collected a feature win while he celebrated a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship. Saturday's 2019 season finale at Arizona Speedway found the Indianapolis, Ind. in the polar opposite position where he was the one standing in victory lane with a tinge of bittersweetness surrounding him. He earned a…

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Entering the final weekend of the year trailing by 44 points in the USAC AMSOIL National standings, Tyler Courtney's goal was simple. Win a championship. Simple enough. But to do that, you've got to persevere under pressure and tense situations that may arise around you. You've also got to avoid catastrophe whether it's by your own doing or avoiding the calamities around you in order to maximize your points. Courtney checked all those boxes…

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Since his car first rolled off the trailer for practice one night earlier, Kevin Thomas, Jr. has had the propensity to be quick in a midget around Arizona Speedway. That tendency carried into Friday night's Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford where Thomas led all 30 laps and fought off a hard-charging Zeb Wise who nearly ripped away the victory in the final laps of first ever visit for the USAC NOS…

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Matt Sheppard Scores $2,000 as Weedsport’s Stirling Lubricants/Champion Oil Modified Series Champion

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Matt Sheppard Scores $2,000 as Weedsport’s Stirling Lubricants/Champion Oil Modified Series Champion Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Matt Clemons & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.comWEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2019) – Matt Sheppard enjoyed another stellar campaign in 2019, including being crowned as Weedsport Speedway’s Stirling Lubricants/Champion Oil Modified Series champion, worth $2,000. Sheppard visited Victory Hill in three of four Big Block Modified races at The Port this season, topping series runner-up Larry Wight by 25-markers in the overall standings. Weedsport wins for Sheppard included the June 9 All-Star Showcase, as well as Super DIRTcar Series triumphs in the Hall of…

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor$45k Point Fund, $4k Guarantee + Unique Point System Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme DIRTcar Series CONCORD, NC — Nov. 15, 2019 — DIRTcar Racing Officials announced today Drydene Performance Products has been named title sponsor of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series ahead of its winter season opener on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Cherokee Speedway for the Blue Gray 100. An all-new series logo in the familiar red-and-white Drydene colors has been unveiled and Drydene will be posting a number of product awards at each of the Series’ events, including five $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start, 40-lap Features…

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LEARY TOPS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRACTICE

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LEARY TOPS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader C.J. Leary got his weekend off on the right foot by setting the top lap during Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National/CRA/Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car open practice at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) ripped around the 1/3-mile dirt oval with a top lap of 14.682 in his Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical - Mesilla…

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. recorded the fastest lap during USAC NOS Energy Drink National/Western States Midget open practice Wednesday night at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas set the standard of 15.073 around the 1/3-mile dirt oval in the first ever visit for the series to Arizona Speedway aboard his Petry Motorsports/FK Rod Ends - McDonald's - Dr. Pepper/Bullet/Speedway Toyota.…

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Delaware’s Jordan Watson Files First ‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Entry for February 2020

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Delaware’s Jordan Watson Files First ‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Entry for February 2020 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com LAKE CITY, FL – On the heels of a career season, Jordan Watson is anxious to get 2020 underway. Watson, the reigning Modified champion at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., was the first to file an official entry for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its inaugural visit to the state of Florida in February. For the first…

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Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny Lasoski

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THE DUDE AND THE KID: Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny LasoskiDaniel, 19, will field his own team with Lasoski at the helm in his World of Outlaws rookie season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO CONCORD, NC – Nov. 14, 2019 – Do you remember what you were doing at 19 years old? Maybe early stages of college. Maybe minimum wage job. Probably still driving your first low budget car. In 2020, 19-year-old Mason Daniel, of Springville, Calif., will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as a full-time rookie contender…

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Jimmy Phelps Closes Season with World Finals Victory

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Jimmy Phelps Closes Season with World Finals Victory Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – November 14, 2019 – The 2019 season concluded last weekend in North Carolina for Jimmy Phelps and the Heinke-Baldwin race team at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Despite closing out the season on top during a prestigious weekend, it was quite the grueling season for the no.98h team leading up to it. Friday nights saw Phelps and the team at their home track, Brewerton Speedway, where they finished fifth in the points standings. “We felt like we were decent at…

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme Dirt Car Series GAFFNEY, SC – Nov. 13, 2019 – The first race of the inaugural Xtreme DIRTcar Series winter tour kicks off next Sunday, Nov. 24 with the running of the 29th annual Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway. This storied event hosts some of the best Super Late Model talent from across the Southeast, coming together in a 100-lap battle for $10,000 to win. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series has sanctioned the year-end racing extravaganza since 2015 but will co-sanction this year’s…

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Ventura, California (November 13, 2019)………As it stands now, the entry list for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is stacked to the gills with the number of cars, drivers and the amount of talent that will be on display for the prestigious event on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Entries are still rolling in at press time, but at the moment, the lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016 victor Kyle Larson (Elk…

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 12, 2019)………This weekend's 52nd Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford at Arizona Speedway presents a unique opportunity. An opportunity to showcase versatility in both a Sprint Car and a Midget on the same track on the same evening for two consecutive nights. It's a rare breed who've been able to tame both beasts on the same night by winning both a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature and a USAC NOS…

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TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR TRENTON AND SYRACUSE INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS NOV. 20

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TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR TRENTON AND SYRACUSE INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS NOV. 20 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ November 13, 2019 . . . Tickets for the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series race events in Trenton, N.J and Syracuse, N.Y.  will go on sale for the first time on Wednesday, November 20. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. but on a new later date, Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd. The exciting event…

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LAUBACH, WEAVER AND STINSON WRITE THE FINAL CHAPTER IN BRIDGEPORT’S 5/8 MILE

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LAUBACH, WEAVER AND STINSON WRITE THE FINAL CHAPTER IN BRIDGEPORT'S 5/8 MILE Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway ran its final race of the 2019 season and the final race on the 5/8th mile speedway to conclude the Wild Card Weekend sponsored by K&A Excavating. Pre-race ceremonies paid tribute to Shirley Laubach, the mother of Rick Laubach, and Ken Golden, Sr. - both of whom has passed away in recent weeks. Track owner, Brian Ramey thanked the fans and the competitors for their support over the years and recognized the efforts…

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet Sheppard’s marriage proposal adds to championship celebration for World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – Wrapping up what will forever be engrained as one of the greatest seasons in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series history, Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing owner Mark Richards held their championship trophies high on Sunday night as they and their fellow competitors were all honored at the World of Outlaws awards banquet. A season of blood,…

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title comes down to this: two events in two nights at Arizona Speedway where C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney are engaged in a battle separated by a mere 44 points entering this Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th's 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford. C.J. Leary enters the ring this weekend with the advantage after capturing the victory in last Saturday's Oval Nationals at California's…

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STILLWAGGON, WATT AND WEAVER SHARE THE LIMELIGHT IN BRIDGEPORT’S SATURDAY ACTION

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STILLWAGGON, WATT AND WEAVER SHARE THE LIMELIGHT IN BRIDGEPORT'S SATURDAY ACTION Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway presented the second day of the Big Track Classic and their Wildcard Weekend on Saturday. These events were sponsored by Auto Plus and BRB Contractors. The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club (URC) ran the second half of their Big Track Classic program and were joined by a full show of 358 Small Block Modifieds and the remaining thirteen laps of the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Crate Sportsman feature from September 28th. Robbie Stillwaggon found redemption…

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HANGTOWN 100 DEADLINE LOOMING; 57 CARS ALREADY ENTERED

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HANGTOWN 100 DEADLINE LOOMING; 57 CARS ALREADY ENTERED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 11, 2019)………Last call has arrived for teams to register for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 19-20 at California's Placerville Speedway at https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online. Fifty-seven entries have already been received for the event, which features a $130,000 purse over two nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget racing which concludes with a $20,000 to win 100-lap feature on the final night while the overall points champion receives a $12,000 bonus. Among the…

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WESTERN WORLD USAC MIDGET PREVIEW

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WESTERN WORLD USAC MIDGET PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………It's been five years since the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets have graced the Grand Canyon State of Arizona where they return this weekend, Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 for the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford, a two-night doubleheader with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. This weekend's trip to the Southwest will mark the first ever visit for midgets to the 3/8-mile dirt oval in San Tan Valley.…

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World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet

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World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet Close to $600,000 awarded to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and teams Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Cyndi Craft CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series class of drivers traded their motley fire suits for classy jacket and tie attire to be honored Sunday night at the Series’ banquet. Less than 24 hours after Brad Sweet secured his first World of Outlaws championship – in the closest points battle in the Series’…

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New Egypt Speedway To Host Annual Night Of Champions Awards Banquet Saturday, January 25th

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New Egypt Speedway To Host Annual Night Of Champions Awards Banquet Saturday, January 25th Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.comNew Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway’s 2019 track champions will officially be crowned on Saturday night January 25 th, 2020 at the Atlantis Ballroom located at the Days Hotel on Route 37 in Toms River, NJ, roughly 25 minutes from the Speedway. 2019 Champions that will be honored will be Billy Pauch Jr. (Vahlco Wheels Modifieds), Rich Mellor (Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars), Steve Davis (Hammer Sportsman), Joe Toth (Crate Modifieds), Bill…

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STSS ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet January 4; Tickets & Rooms Available

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STSS ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet January 4; Tickets & Rooms Available Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – The beautiful Bear Creek Mountain Resort will serve as the backdrop for the 2019 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Night of Champions’ on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Short Track Super Series top performers will be honored during the festive evening. The star of the show will be ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., who completed an incredible season that included championships in the STSS Halmar International North…

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CHAMPION-SHEPP: Rocket1 and Sheppard Celebrate 2nd Crown at Can-Am World Finals

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CHAMPION-SHEPP: Rocket1 and Sheppard Celebrate 2nd Crown at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – Racing journalists, industry professionals, statistical experts… all of their writings, findings and compilations have contributed to one common theme seen across the Dirt Late Model world in 2019. The driver-owner-crew combination of Brandon Sheppard, Mark Richards and all of Rocket1 Racing have just completed one of the greatest seasons in dirt track racing history. The money won, to the statistical records broken, to the numerous appearances in Victory Lane, Sheppard & Co. have been…

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Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship

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Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship Sweet beats Schatz by 4 points in closest points battle in Series history; Gravel sweeps Can-Am World Finals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Michael Fry CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – The air chilled your bones and frozen your breath. The crowd of people multiplied every second, fighting over inches of space to snap the best picture. Sandwiched in the middle of it was Brad Sweet, who at that moment said he felt like he could finally relax. Awaiting him on the front stretch of The Dirt Track at Charlotte…

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Williamson’s runner-up finish to Decker in Can-Am World Finals clinches Canadian’s first Super DIRTcar Series championship

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Williamson’s runner-up finish to Decker in Can-Am World Finals clinches Canadian’s first Super DIRTcar Series championship Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC — Nov. 9, 2019 — The entire 2019 Super DIRTcar Series season came down to Saturday night’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Seven-time champion Matt Sheppard was on the pole opposite the hottest driver on the tour, Mat Williamson, who was seeking his first crown. Williamson had a slight 18-point advantage in the title bout, leaving him almost no room for error. After letting Billy Decker power past…

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LEARY LANDS OVAL NATIONALS VICTORY AT PERRIS

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LEARY LANDS OVAL NATIONALS VICTORY AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Perris, California (November 9, 2019)………In his seven previous Oval Nationals final night starts entering Saturday, C.J. Leary had never managed a finish better than 13th, a result hardly indicative of his performances throughout the years which have been plagued by the lack of Lady Luck's presence, including a mechanical issue that sidelined him while leading with 14 laps remaining one year ago. The 2019 edition unfolded quite differently for the Greenfield, Ind. native on this particular evening, a story void of heartache,…

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World of Outlaws Racers Claw for Every Position As Team Zero Dominates

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World of Outlaws Racers Claw for Every Position As Team Zero Dominates Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard has the 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series crown already clinched, but on Friday night in the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, there were plenty of drivers fighting for every position, some for a point fund check and some for a fallen friend and supporter. Shane Clanton used his seventh-place run to vault from fourth to second in the championship points heading into Saturday’s…

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Super DIRTcar Series Drama Lifts Williamson to Championship Lead Over Sheppard as Phelps Powers to Can-Am World Finals Win

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Super DIRTcar Series Drama Lifts Williamson to Championship Lead Over Sheppard as Phelps Powers to Can-Am World Finals Win Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photo By: Michael Fry CONCORD, NC — Nov. 8, 2019 — High drama for the Super DIRTcar Series championship exploded on Friday in the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. While Mat Williamson and Matt Sheppard waged a battle for series supremacy that started during their Heat Races, Jimmy Phelps powered to his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season. Sheppard and Williamson were tied for the Super DIRTcar Series championship…

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Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win

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Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win Championship contenders take historic battle to Can-Am World Finals season finale Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – History has been writing a novel this year in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and has an epic conclusion planned for its final chapter. The setup for it came Friday night during the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Ten-time and reigning champion Donny Schatz narrowed Brad Sweet’s points lead to a mere two points…

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BACK-TO-BACK BACON DOES IT AGAIN AT PERRIS

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BACK-TO-BACK BACON DOES IT AGAIN AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Perris, California (November 8, 2019)………It took Brady Bacon 27 starts over a span of 13 years to reach victory lane for the first time at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday night. It took just 24 hours for him to capture his second on Friday at night two of the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction. The Broken Arrow, Okla. native delivered again on the southern California half-mile dirt oval for the second-straight night and became the first…

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Williamson Draws Even with Sheppard in Super DIRTcar Series Title Battle at Can-Am World Finals

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Williamson Draws Even with Sheppard in Super DIRTcar Series Title Battle at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – In the midst of the closest Super DIRTcar Series championship battle of all time, every timed lap and every Heat Race at the Can-Am World Finals is vital. On Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Mat Williamson drew first blood with a Billy Whittaker Cars Fast Time Award and won his Heat Race to draw even with defending Series champion Matt Sheppard. Sheppard fought hard in…

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Sheppard’s Quest for 19th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Win This Season Still on Track at Can-Am World Finals

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Sheppard’s Quest for 19th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Win This Season Still on Track at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte kicked off on Thursday with 69 of “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” stacking the pit area for the Can-Am World Finals. Joined by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, each getting set to cap…

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Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship Battle

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Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship BattleTitle contenders on front row of heats; Schuchart, Reutzel set Quick Times Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Chris Owens/DIRTcar CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – Two rounds of Qualifying for the Can-Am World Finals Thursday night have set the stage for an epic World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship battle at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. This weekend will determine the 2019 champion – Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points. Schatz earned a front row Drydene Heat race starting spot for Friday’s…

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Information Released for All-Tech Raceway STSS ‘Sunshine Swing’ Feb 5-8, 2020

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Information Released for All-Tech Raceway STSS ‘Sunshine Swing’ Feb 5-8, 2020 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com LAKE CITY, FL – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is set to break new ground in February 2020. For the first time in history, the Short Track Super Series-sanctioned Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will venture south to the state of Florida for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ mini-series slated for All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020. An open practice on Wednesday (Feb. 5) leads into three consecutive nights of racing at the…

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PERRIS ELUSIVE NO MORE FOR BACON AT OVAL NATS NIGHT #1

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PERRIS ELUSIVE NO MORE FOR BACON AT OVAL NATS NIGHT #1 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Perris, California (November 7, 2019)………In 26 previous USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts at Perris Auto Speedway, Brady Bacon was in contention in the majority of them, garnering 17 top-tens and nine top-fives between 2006 and 2018. However, in start 27 on Thursday, Bacon finally tasted the sweet nectar of victory at the southern California ½-mile, leading all 30 laps from the pole position to capture opening night of the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All…

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COURTNEY SETTING USAC RECORDS IN DREAM 2019 SEASON

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COURTNEY SETTING USAC RECORDS IN DREAM 2019 SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 5, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's 2019 USAC season has been a memorable one on numerous fronts, not the least is the number of wins he's collected as the tour moves into November and the final month of the racing year. Entering this week's Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Nov. 7-8-9, Courtney has already garnered 16 total USAC National feature victories - once in Silver Crown, seven times in…

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LARSON, COURTNEY, SWEET, WINDOM ENTER HANGTOWN 100

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LARSON, COURTNEY, SWEET, WINDOM ENTER HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 5, 2019)………Two weeks remain until the start of the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, and already, the lineup is absolutely stacked with a multitude of talent from various disciplines throughout the racing world. All are gunning for the top prize at California's Placerville Speedway which features over $130,000 in total prize money for the co-sanctioned USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget event on November 19-20. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup star and versatile dirt track pilot…

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