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JANKOWIAK WINS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET FINALE

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ANDY JANKOWIAK WINS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET FINALE; BONSIGNORE NAMES 2018 SERIES CHAMPION; NICK DELCAMPO RACES TO SLINGSHOT CHECKERED; CODY KLINE IS TITLE WINNER; BROWN BEATS ROSS IN CHAMP KART HEADLINER Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 9, 2018 . . . Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed Tim Buckwalter six laps into Saturday’s 40-lap feature to win the Indoor Auto Racing Series feature at Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. “This is the one I wanted to win,” Jankowiak said. “I’ve won ‘em before but this is the first I…

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2018) - Kyle Bronson raced to the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night during the finale of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Bronson lives only a short distance from the race track and managed to defend his home turf valiantly. He took the lead on lap 55 and then held off Jonathan Davenport for the win, in front of a capacity grandstand. Bronson marked his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win,…

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Williams Grove Opener Is One Month Away

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Williams Grove Opener Is One Month Away Sunday, March 11 Sprints-Only Program Will Lift Curtain On 2018 Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg – Just one month remains until the 2018 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, March 11, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars. A 2 pm starting time is slated for the sprints-only program that will find the high-flying sprinters competing in a 25-lap main paying $3,600 to win. Thomasville’s Greg Hodnett is the defending opening day winner at Williams Grove Speedway. Hodnett went on to claim a total…

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 10, 2018 — The first of two Gator Qualifying Nights for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds was on Saturday, February 10th. The 79 teams that have appeared at least once during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals were split up into two groups with half the field racing on the 10th, while the other half get the day off before returning to the track on Sunday, February 11th. In the first of two Big Gator Qualifying Nights to…

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Schatz Extends DIRTcar Nationals Points Lead with First Outlaw Win of 2018

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Schatz Extends DIRTcar Nationals Points Lead with First Outlaw Win of 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – February 10, 2018 – Clearly, Donny Schatz has a flair for the dramatic in 2018. After sweeping All-Stars competition with a pair of thrilling victories, Schatz excited the DIRTcar Nationals standing room only crowd once again Saturday night, exchanging slide jobs with Jason Johnson en route to his 250th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory. Johnson settled for second with Tim Shaffer, who rebounded from a nasty crash last night, completing…

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Davenport Stops Richards at East Bay

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Davenport Stops Richards at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport passed Josh Richards on lap 47 and then held him off for the win on Friday night at East Bay Raceway Park during the 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Gregg Satterlee came home in third, followed by Billy Moyer Jr., and Mason Zeigler. Davenport picked up his 29th career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win and his fourth ever at "The Clay by the Bay." Davenport started sixth in the field,…

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Haudenschild Thrills Capacity Crowd for First Career Outlaw Win

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Sheldon Haudenschild Thrills Capacity Crowd for First Career Outlaw Win on Opening Night of 40th Anniversary Season Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - February 9, 2018 - Sheldon Haudenschild passed race-long leader Paul McMahan on a Lap 27 restart to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature in thrilling fashion at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Haudenschild, in his first Outlaw start with the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17, assumed the runner-up position with three laps remaining after Ian Madsen caught the rut in turn one…

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PAYNE WORST TO FIRST IN INAUGURAL ALBANY DEBUT

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TEENAGER ANTHONY PAYNE, FROM 24TH, AVOIDS WRECKS TO WIN FIRST EVER THREE QUARTER MIDGET FEATURE ON OPENING NIGHT OF ALBANY INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES, STEVE SVANDA CALIMS SLINGSHOT CO-FEATURE; BONSIGNORE TAKES POINTS LEAD INTO SATURDAY SEASON FINALE; FIVE SLINGSHOT RACERS STILL IN TITLE CONTENTION Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 9, 2018 . . . Second generation driver Anthony Payne started 24th in Friday night’s Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Racing Fuels 40-lap feature and with his father Joey Payne, Sr. looking on, won his first career (TQ) Three Quarter Midget…

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Sportsman Racers Ready To Tackle DIRTcar 358 Modified Division At Fulton

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Sportsman Racers Ready To Tackle DIRTcar 358 Modified Division At The Fulton Speedway Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – When it was announced in 2017 that the Fulton Speedway would be going to the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds as its headline division, interest was immediately high from some of the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways' SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman race teams. Defending track champion at both speedways, Ron Davis III, plus top-runners Todd Root, Tyler Trump and Glenn Forward have all indicated they are excited to make the move from the Sportsman division to the 358…

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard charged from the 21st starting spot to win Thursday night's Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. Sheppard won the Winternationals opener on Monday night. Tonight, he took the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 22 and then held off Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist for the win. Trailing Sheppard and Bloomquist to the finish line were Devin Moran, Josh Richards, and Tyler Erb. Jimmy Owens led…

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - For the second time in as many days, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, officially sweeping All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz’s route to victory on Thursday evening was just as impressive as the night before, ultimately diminishing a near-straightaway lead held by Chad Kemenah at the midpoint…

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TQ MIDGET, SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART DRIVERS IN TOWN FOR FIRST WEEKEND RACES IN DOWNTOWN ALBANY

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THREE QUARTER MIDGET, SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART DRIVERS IN TOWN FOR FIRST WEEKEND RACES AT TIMES UNION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN ALBANY; TRACK CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE, JUSTIN BONSIGNORE, ERICK RUDOLPH TO FIGHT FOR INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OVER TWO NIGHTS OF RACING Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 8, 2018 . . . The elaborate reconfiguration of the Times Union Center Arena from a comedian’s stage to a competitive car racing track took place over the course of Thursday, Feb. 8, and now is readiness for the green flag to drop Friday, Feb.…

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida.........Five past "Winter Dirt Games" feature winners have entered the 2018 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season openers Feb. 15-16-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The ninth edition of the three-race series in the heart of Florida has had 11 different winning drivers in its 22-race history. The winner of the opener at the most recent trip by the series to Ocala was Ione, California's Justin Grant. The 2018…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (February 8, 2018) - The 2018 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will conclude on Sunday, February 11th when the nation's top drivers take center stage at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. A star-studded group of drivers will converge on the 3/8-mile oval. Series regulars and hopeful young rookies will battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts. The Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - Presented by GEICO will feature a full program of racing for…

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$20K Up For Grabs For New Egypt/Big Diamond Sweep Courtesy of Sunoco

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$20,000 up for grabs to win the Big Diamond and New Egypt Speedway track titles in 2018 courtesy of Insinger Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Insigner Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels, the leading provider of racing fuel in the Northeast have once again stepped up to the plate in their support of our local dirt modified racing. Insigner Performance has teamed up with Big Diamond Speedway and New Egypt Speedway to announce a $5,000 bonus to any driver who can win both the Big Diamond and New Egypt Speedway track…

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Overton Strikes at East Bay

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Overton Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 7, 2018) - Brandon Overton took the lead on lap 26 from Josh Richards and led the remaining 14 laps to capture his first career East Bay Raceway Park win on Wednesday night. The 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs produced another spectacular feature race, as the 40-lapper saw three different leaders, and lots of action throughout the field. Overton's third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, and Bobby…

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals action continues later today Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - Mounting an impressive hard charge to the front, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz led the final nine circuits on Wednesday evening to claim $5,000 during the opening night of the sprint car segment of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, Schatz’s eighth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at the Barberville half-mile, occurred in fantastic fashion, advancing…

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DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE JOINS THE MASS

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DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE JOINS THE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES AS THE HEADLINE SPONSOR FOR THE 2018 SEASON Story By: ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER/MASS Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com With an exciting and diverse schedule on tap for the 2018 season, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is excited to announce that the Delaware Auto Exchange has signed on to be the title sponsor for the upcoming season. “When I went to MASS’ last race at Georgetown Speedway late last October, I was impressed with the positive atmosphere and family-like vibe that I experienced walking through the pits that night,” President of DEA,…

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Beyea Custom Headers Signs On To Reward Short Track Super Series Competitors

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Beyea Custom Headers Signs On To Reward Short Track Super Series Competitors Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GENOA, NY – Beyea Custom Headers has signed on to reward Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified competitors in 2018. A new, multi-faceted program brings the Beyea brand into the STSS for the first time. At all STSS Modified events – Halmar International North and Velocita-USA South – the Hard Charger (driver gaining the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the main event) will receive a $200 Beyea certificate.…

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KTJ & HOFFMAN SET FOR USAC SPRINT DEBUT AT OCALA

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DYNAMIC DUO: KTJ & HOFFMAN SET FOR USAC SPRINT DEBUT AT OCALA FEB. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Over the course of the past several decades, Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. has been synonymous with USAC Sprint Car success. Likewise, over these past two seasons, no driver has won more traditional sprint car features than Kevin Thomas, Jr. When the announcement came down in late 2017 that these two success stories would illustrate a new chapter in the coming year by combining resources, it made complete sense. Thomas' car will be dressed in the storied…

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World of Outlaws to Make Debut on Bridgeport’s New 3/8-Mile Track in 2018

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World of Outlaws to Make Debut on Bridgeport’s New 3/8-Mile Track in 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – February 6, 2018 – For the first time in over two decades, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, however this time with a twist. The Series will make its first start on Bridgeport’s newly constructed 3/8-mile track on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Bridgeport Speedway is a world-class dirt track facility that features three dirt track configurations. The most commonly used is the spacious 5/8-mile that…

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener Second career win in DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Feb. 6, 2018 - The premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar UMP Modified ranks from across North America converged to Volusia Speedway Park (FL) for night number one of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. A stellar field of 65 teams made their way to the Sunshine State to compete in the first of seven straight nights of competition for the open-wheeled weekly warriors. David Stremme, originally from South Bend, IN and…

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay  Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 6, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport fought off a furious late-race challenge from Brandon Overton to win night two of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. A caution with 22 laps complete set up and eight-lap shootout between Davenport and the tenth-place starting Overton. The two raced the outside line around the 1/3-mile oval using every inch of the cushion that remained. Davenport went to the outside of a…

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SMITTY’S COLLISION CENTER SIGNS ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

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SMITTY’S COLLISION CENTER SIGNS ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW Story By: Bob Miller/Dirt Track Heroes Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall…

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Land Hoe Maintenance LLC Presents Short Track Super Series Modified North Region Hard Charger Award

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Land Hoe Maintenance LLC Presents Short Track Super Series Modified North Region Hard Charger Award At All 10 Events Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DANBURY, CT – Land Hoe is ready to go! John Brown of Land Hoe Maintenance LLC has sweetened the pot for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Modified competitors. At all 10 STSS North Region races, a $150 cash Hard Charger Award has been posted by Land Hoe Maintenance LLC. This program kicks off Sunday, April 8 with the fifth running…

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GANDER OUTDOORS 400 AND 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED AT POCONO

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GANDER OUTDOORS 400 AND 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED Story By: Pocono Raceway Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. (February 6, 2018) – Pocono Raceway announces event names for two of the ‘The Tricky Triangle’s’ NASCAR-sanctioned races this season. The July 28th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 150 and the July 29th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 400. “The Gander Outdoors brand and product line is a great fit for Pocono Raceway, our region and our customers’ lifestyle,” said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. “The Pocono Mountains…

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Tyler Dippel Back With RJR Full Time; Will Compete In Select Truck Races

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Tyler Dippel Back With RJR Full Time; Will Compete In Select Truck Races Story By: Rhett Jones Racing Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Tyler Dippel will return to Rette Jones Racing for his third season of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Dippel, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., will continue to pilot the No. 30 D and A Concrete Contractor/TYCAR Trenchless Technologies Ford Fusion. He’ll make his 28th career start in the season-opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday night, Feb. 18. “I’m looking forward to another season in the NASCAR…

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PNC Bank Backing Ganassi & Scott Dixon

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PNC Bank Backing Ganassi & Scott Dixon Story By: Chip Ganassi Racing Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS – PNC Bank will become primary sponsor of the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 9 entry driven by Scott Dixon in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The sponsorship represents an expansion of the PNC-CGR relationship that dates back to 2013 when PNC Bank became an official sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing. Driven by four-time IndyCar Series champion Dixon, the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda will appear in eight markets within the PNC footprint. Most notably, Dixon and the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda…

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Mike Mahaney Releases 2018 Plans

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Mike Mahaney Releases 2018 Plans Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – February 6, 2018 – After a busy 2017 season, the hot shoe out of King Ferry, NY, Mike Mahaney, plans on tackling just as much, if not more races for the 2018 season. Once racing season kicks off in the northeast, Mahaney plans on tackling a different route, unlike years past. Mahaney plans to once again race in four different divisions, but this year he has no plans to run for a track title. “We’re going to hit enough shows…

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Hefty ‘Pre-Season’ American Racer Cup Drawing Set For March 17

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Hefty ‘Pre-Season’ American Racer Cup Drawing Set For March 17; Registered Modified & Sportsman Teams Benefit Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – A hefty ‘pre-season’ tire giveaway is looming for the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco. On March 17, the second tire giveaway of the year is planned for registered American Racer Cup drivers in both the Modified and Sportsman divisions. The drawing will take place at the Northeast Modified opener at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway, but drivers need not be present to win. The American Racer Cup Facebook page will broadcast the…

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranaleltta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 5, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard passed Devin Moran coming off turn four on the final lap to win the opening night of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The 30-lap, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event saw four different leaders. Moran held the top spot at two different points and finished in second, with Earl Pearson, Jr. claiming the third position. Jonathan Davenport was in contention for the win until the end…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY RACER MARC JOHNSON TO DRIVE TQ MIDGET AT TIMES UNION ARENA THIS WEEKEND

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY DIRT MODIFIED RACER MARC JOHNSON TO DRIVE THREE QUARTER MIDGET AT TIMES UNION ARENA THIS WEEKEND; DEMETRIOUS DRELLOS IS SLINGSHOT ENTRANT; CHAMP KART CLASS ADDED Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 5, 2018 . . . Marc Johnson, the 2016 Modified champion at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, has entered the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels (Three Quarter) TQ Midget competition this coming weekend, February 9-10, 2018 at the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. Johnson will be driving the highly regarded Sharpe-Shifter Motorsports No. 21 TQ Midget owned…

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Lancaster Speedway and Race of Champions Add Fifth Modified Race

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Lancaster Speedway and Race of Champions Add Fifth Modified Race Midweek Modified Mania to take place on Thursday, August 2 Story By: Dave Buchanan/Lancaster Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com LANCASTER, N.Y (February 5, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway and the Race of Champions are adding a Modified race to the 2018 schedule now giving the devout fans of the series five opportunities to see the Ground Pounders at LNS. Being dubbed “Midweek Modified Mania” for the added race, it will be a 50-lap chase to the checkered flag on Thursday, Aug. 2 and include the Advance Auto Street Stocks and…

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Chad Boespflug's 2017 season began with an extreme dose of optimism. Coming off a career year in 2016 in which he won six USAC-sanctioned features, Boespflug combined his team's resources with those of the previous year's championship winning entry, and winningest team in the history of the series, the legendary Hoffman/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69. After a seemingly strong start which included an instant classic triumph on the red clay of Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway last April, success became harder to…

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Precision Hydraulic & Oil Presents 2018 Short Track Super Series South Region Hard Charger Award

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Precision Hydraulic & Oil Presents 2018 Short Track Super Series South Region Hard Charger Award - $200 Per Event! Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ – Passing cars will bring a guaranteed reward on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region. Precision Hydraulic & Oil of Wrightstown, N.J., has signed on to present the Hard Charger Award – worth $200 cash – at all eight STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modified events starting with Round No. 1 on Saturday, March 17 at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway. Precision Hydraulic & Oil…

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Dig Safely New York to Support Weedsport Speedway’s Special Event Calendar

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Dig Safely New York to Support Weedsport Speedway’s Special Event Calendar Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (February 5, 2018) – A longtime supporter of Central New York dirt track racing, Dig Safely New York will once again partner with Weedsport Speedway for its 11-race special event calendar in 2018. Established in 1969, Dig Safely New York is the one-call center serving as a link between customers and underground utility operators. Dig Safely New York works to promote an easier, safe digging environment, and serves the entire state of New York outside…

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Tim Buckwalter & Dylan Hoch Cash In On Kutztown Titles

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Kutztown's Action Track USA Honors 2017 Champions; Tim Buckwalter & Dylan Hoch Cash In On Their Titles Story By: Barry Angstadt/Action Track USA Photos By: Action Track USA Kutztown, PA - A pair of point titles, along with a National SpeedSTR Championship were among Tim Buckwalter's many accomplishments during the 2017 racing season. All of the hard-earned success had him pinching himself (to make sure it really happened) at Friday night's Championship Energy Action Track USA Awards Banquet at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, Pa. "Yeah, at times it's almost hard to believe, but you have to start…

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Friesen Returns To Full Time Trucks in 2018

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Friesen Returns To Full Time Trucks in 2018 Story By: Halmar Friesen Racing Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff STATESVILLE, NC (February 2, 2018) - Stewart Friesen and Halmar Friesen Racing (HFR) are returning to full-time competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 2018. HFR will continue to receive technical expertise, equipment, engineering and support from GMS Racing, as well as a home for the No. 52 HFR truck in their shop. For team owner Chris Larsen, maintaining the relationship with GMS was crucial. Following the formation of their alliance, Friesen and the No. 52 team had four…

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Tremont, Quenneville Officially Crowned at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions

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Tremont, Quenneville Officially Crowned at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions Ryan presented with John Bruno Award; new era begins at half-mile Vermont dirt track Story By: Justin St. Louis/Devils Bowl Speedway Photos By: Alan Ward/Devils Bowl Speedway RUTLAND, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially crowned its track champions from the 2017 stock car racing season on Saturday, January 27, at the annual Banquet of Champions. A packed house of more than 325 guests celebrated at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., honoring the accomplishments of top drivers across 12 divisions on both the dirt and asphalt surfaces at…

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Oswego Eagles Fan Club Relaunch Party this Saturday, February 3

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Oswego Eagles Fan Club Relaunch Party this Saturday, February 3, Q&A with President Eric Syrell Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Chris Burgess/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY (February 1, 2018) - In advance of this Saturday’s Oswego Speedway Eagles Fan Club Relaunch Party at Lighthouse Lanes, speedway PR director Camden Proud sat down with president Eric Syrell for an extensive Q&A about what the Eagles Fan Club is and what it will offer this coming season. On Saturday afternoon, the Eagles will relaunch under the leadership of Syrell as president with Marion Naramore as vice president, Samantha Todd as secretary, Brenda…

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Shaffer edges Madsen to win night two of Bubba Army Winter Nationals

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Tim Shaffer edges Kerry Madsen to win night two of Bubba Army Winter Nationals Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2018) - The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer made the most of his front row starting position on Friday night, eventually leading all 30 circuits around Bubba Raceway Park to claim his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the season. The pilot of the Rudzik Excavating, No. 49X earned $5,000 for his efforts, edging out the “Madman” Kerry Madsen for the 61st victory of…

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Richards Wins Exciting Season Opener

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Richards Wins Exciting Season Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BRUNSWICK, GA (February 2, 2018) - The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season kicked off in grand fashion on Friday night of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - presented by General Tire. Defending series champion Josh Richards earned a hard-fought victory over 2017 Rookie-of-the Year, Hudson O'Neal. Richards took the lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap five and then held off a furious late-race charge from the 15th-place starting O'Neal. O'Neal made what appeared to be a winning pass on Richards in turns three…

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Pauch Racing Set to Tackle 2018 in Full Force

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Pauch Racing Set to Tackle 2018 in Full Force Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff February 2, 2018 – After a bitterly cold off-season, the Pauch Racing team is eager for the 2018 season to get underway. Pauch Sr. will be kicking off the season early by making the trek to Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 13-17th in his K&A Excavating No.1 Big Block Modified. “I look forward to Florida every year,” Pauch Sr. said. “As long as the weather is nice it’s a lot of fun. It’s still a lot of work but…

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Big-Blocks Slide South for DIRTcar Nationals

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The Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series Slide South for DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — Feb. 2, 2018 — Each February Volusia Speedway Park kicks off the racing season with the highly anticipated DIRTcar Nationals. The Super DIRTcar Series competitors of the Northeast will once again make the long haul to Florida, stretch their legs, and thaw out their Big-Block Modifieds to prepare for the 2018 campaign. The fast and furious high-banked half-mile oval hosts the Super DIRTcar Series for an extra night in 2018…

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Kemenah hard charges from 17th to win 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 opener

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Chad Kemenah hard charges from 17th to win 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 opener at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Vince Vellella/ASCOC OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2018) - Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titlist, Chad Kemenah, kicked-off his 2018 campaign in a big way, not only scoring the All Star Circuit of Champions season opener at Bubba Raceway Park worth $5,000, but doing so from the inside of row nine. Kemenah, pilot of the familiar, DKW Transport and Bonnell’s Rod…

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Practice Night at Golden Isles Kicks Off 2018 Season

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Practice Night at Golden Isles Kicks Off 2018 Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BRUNSWICK, GA (February 1, 2018) - A blockbuster race weekend kicked off Thursday night at Golden Isles Speedway with practice night launching festivities at the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire. More than 30 super late model drivers took part in Thursday's open practice session, gearing up for the weekend's two complete race programs for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Racing action begins Friday night with a $10,000-to-win event ahead of Saturday's $12,000-to-win finale. Both nights will…

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MAVTV to air 13 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races in 2018

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MAVTV to air 13 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races in 2018 Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photos by: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (February 1, 2018) - MAVTV Motorsports Network has confirmed the broadcast of 13 nights of the racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), presented by MAVTV. First on the list for the 2018 season is Tony Stewart's Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. Next will be the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, happening June 21-23, is followed by the Knoxville ASCS 360…

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Mad Max McLaughlin To Run Limited NCWTS Schedule

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Mad Max McLaughlin To Run Limited NCWTS Schedule Story By: Niece Motorsports PR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff STATESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2018) – Niece Motorsports has signed Max McLaughlin to a driver development contract for the 2018 season.  As part of the development program, Niece Motorsports will field McLaughlin in at least four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races in 2018. “Max is a great talent, and we are looking forward to working with him this season,” said team owner Al Niece.  “We are in a great position to help develop young talent as we continue to grow our program.  Our hope…

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INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO NEW YORK STATE FOR FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS

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ALBANY INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES RACES ARE FIRST IN NEW YORK STATE IN 16 YEARS; TIMES UNION CENTER FEBRUARY 9-10 EVENTS TO FEATURE TQ MIDGETS, SLINGSHOTS AND CHAMP KARTS Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 1, 2018 . . . The roar of racing engines will reverberate in the dead of winter in the State of New York for the first time in nearly two decades when the Tines Union Center in Albany comes alive with Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels high powered (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets, unpredictable Slingshots and…

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Algonkin Motel Sponsors ‘Lap Down, Go-Around’ At All 2018 SSTS Modified Events

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Algonkin Motel Sponsors ‘Lap Down, Go-Around’ At All 2018 Short Track Super Series Modified Events Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com BAINBRIDGE, NY – For the 2018 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, there will be a ‘second chance’ for drivers falling a lap down. Algonkin Motel of Bainbridge, N.Y., will present the ‘Lap Down, Go Around’ at all STSS Modified events in both the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region. The ‘Lap Down, Go Around’ will allow the top-running driver one (or more) laps down at the…

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