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Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out 2017 Octoberfast weekend, October 28-29

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Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out 2017 Octoberfast weekend, October 28-29 Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-17-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s regular point season came to a close this past Saturday evening but there still remains one more show to run, the annual Octoberfast. Taking place on Saturday, October 28, this event will go down in track history as the Modifieds will race for 200 laps and $6000-to-win. The distance and payout are both record amounts for the paved ¼-mile oval. For the 200 the Modified teams will be allotted six American Racer tires.…

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Coby claims historic title in Thompson World Series shootout

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Coby claims historic title in Thompson World Series shootout Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing Presented by King Cadillac GMC came to a close at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, October 15 capping off another successful year of on-track action at the raceway known to many as the Big-T. Seven divisions made for a busy final day of the three-day showcase of the finest racers in New England and beyond with the main event of the evening being the crowning of the 2017 NASCAR…

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WALL’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR SET FOR SATURDAY

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WALL’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR SET FOR SATURDAY (OCT. 21) OCT. 28 RAINDATE IN EFFECT Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Although the current long range forecast says that October 21 will offer near perfect weather for the annual running of the “Spooky Spectacular” at Wall Stadium Speedway, officials are taking no chances as an October 28 rain date has been announced. On either October 21 of on October 28 if needed, pit area gates will open at 11:00 a.m., practice starts at noon, grandstand seating opens at 2:00 p.m. and qualifying starts at…

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Patrick Emerling Wins Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100

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Patrick Emerling Wins Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 Scott Adams Wins Sandra Vogler Memorial 51; NYSS Title By: Steven Petty/Wyoming County Speedway Photos By: Rob Micoli/MM Sports Photos PERRY, NY (October 14, 2017) Orchard Park, NY’s Patrick Emerling was victorious after winning the inaugural Jim Pierce Memorial 100 for the SST Modifieds to kick off night one of the Fall Shootout at the Bullring Weekend at Wyoming County International Speedway. Scott Adams from Nanticoke, PA won the Sandra Vogler Memorial 51 for the New York Super Stock Series. Rochester, NY’s Jody London picked up the win in the 4 cylinder feature…

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Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Thompson Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour enters Sunday's Sunoco World Series 150 with six drivers in mathematical contention to capture the 2017 driver's championship. Entering as the points leader, four-time champion Doug Coby has the chance to add to his already impressive resume by capturing a fifth career title. Coby has five career Thompson wins, including the 2015 Sunoco World Series, where he celebrated the victory and the championship all in one. A fourth…

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MODIFIED 75 LAPPER HEADLINES WALL STADIUM’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR

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MODIFIED 75 LAPPER HEADLINES WALL STADIUM’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR ON OCT. 21 Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ An impressive field of Freehold Ford Modified stock cars can be expected at Wall Stadium Speedway on October 21 when a 75-lap main event offering $3,000 to the winner headlines the annual Spooky Spectacular stock car race. On October 21, pit area gates will open at 11:00 a.m., practice starts at noon, grandstand seating opens at 2:00 p.m. and qualifying starts at 2:45 p.m. with main events immediately to follow at around 4:00 p.m. Newly…

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Brian DeFebo wins hotly contested Modified battle over Kris Graver

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Brian DeFebo wins hotly contested Modified battle over Kris Graver…takes point lead with one race to go Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-7-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway is known for close racing and thrilling outcomes and Saturday night’s Modified feature entailed all of that and more. In a race that had huge point championship implications on the line between Kris Graver and Brian DeFebo, the top two heading into the evening, the outcome was one that will be remembered for a long time as the pair dueled in a gun-slinging showdown on the final…

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Point battles heating up at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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Street Stocks to contend in 75-lapper…Point battles heating up at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story y: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-4-17) This coming Saturday. October 7 at Mahoning Valley Speedway there all six regular track classes, which includes Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will be in action. The Street Stocks will be running in a 75-lap/$900 main. The feature had originally been scheduled to take place on September 2 but rain postponed it until this coming Saturday. This weekend’s racing will also be the next to last point…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Begins Preparations for Octoberfast 2017

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Mahoning Valley Speedway begins preparations for Octoberfast 2017…Modifieds to run $6000-to-win/200 lap feature. Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Vintage Stock Cars also on docket Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-2-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s annual marquee event, the season ending Octoberfast, is now in the planning stages of what will be the biggest race show ever conducted at the Lehighton paved ¼-mile oval. In last year’s Octoberfast the track touted its biggest race ever with a 150-lap/$5000-to-win event for the Modifieds which was won by hometown favorite Kyle Strohl. The race was…

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Eric Goodale Wins From 18th At Stafford

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Eric Goodale Gets First Stafford Win In Whelen Mod Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 Story By: Travis Barrett Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com STAFFORD, CT — Eric Goodale never thought his moment would come at Stafford Motor Speedway, not after more than 30 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at the track and certainly not when an untimely caution flew less than 40 laps from the finish of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150. But just as he’s had second chance after second chance at Stafford over the years, he got yet another on Sunday and didn’t let it slip by. Goodale…

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Todd Bear, Lou Strohl Capture Thrilling Twin 50 Modified Features

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Todd Bear, Lou Strohl Capture Thrilling Twin 50 Modified Features Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 9-30-17) The Modified Twin-50’s at Mahoning Valley Speedway saw plenty of intense close action and a pair of crafty veterans claim victories as Todd Bair and Lou Strohl drove to convincing wins. For Strohl, it was a banner night as he had led the brunt of laps in the first feature and was a solid second to Baer while in the follow-up race he was stronger yet. He led the final 18 laps and at most times by…

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REED WINS FEATURE; BLEWETT WINS WALL MODIFIED TITLE AT WALL

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REED WINS FEATURE; BLEWETT WINS WALL MODIFIED TITLE SATURDAY Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Steven Reed won the final battle of the Freehold Ford Modified regular season at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night, but a third place finish by Jimmy Blewett earned him the 2017 season-long driving championship. For Howell's Blewett it was his third driving crown at the track. Blake Barney of Jackson jumped into the lead at the outset of the 40-lap race with Jason Treat of Jackson streaking into the lead on lap eight. Treat led the way…

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SIX TITLES UP FOR GRABS AT WALL STADIUM; CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED SATURDAY

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ALL SIX TITLES UP FOR GRABS AT WALL STADIUM; CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED SATURDAY SEPT. 30 Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Tight championship point races that have raged through the summer months are still up for grabs as Wall Stadium Speedway will decide the titles this Saturday night (Sept. 30). Grandstand seating on “Champions Night” will open at 5:00 p.m. on October 8 with qualifying beginning at 5:45 p.m. and main event action to follow. In the event of bad weather for this important evening of competition a rain date of…

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Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When it comes to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition at Stafford Motor Speedway, it's been hard to bet against Doug Coby in his career. The Milford, Connecticut, driver has 10 career wins at the half-mile, along with nine Coors Light Pole awards. 2017-fall-final-logo_2In the last two years, Coby won the Fall Final at Stafford and went on to capture the championship in the season finale at Thompson. And this season, he is heading back…

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Modified Twin-50s highlight this Saturday’s action at Mahoning Valley

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Modified Twin-50s highlight this Saturday’s action at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 9-25-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway will in action his coming Saturday evening, September 30 with a pair of 50-lap Modified features highlighting the line-up of stock car racing at the paved Lehighton ¼-mile oval. Each Modified feature will pay $1250 to win. The pair of races will also play a key role for several drivers looking to muster important championship points. Both mains will award regular points and while several individuals will be looking to garner as many markers…

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JANKOWIAK LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE FOR U.S. OPEN 125 VICTORY

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ANDY JANKOWIAK LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE FOR U.S. OPEN 125 VICTORY Heitzhaus & Sharpe repeat as U.S. Open winners Story By: Dave Buchanan/Lancaster Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com LANCASTER, N.Y. (September 24, 2017) – Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. captured the U.S. Open 125 Race of Champions Modified Series event on Sunday afternoon at Lancaster National Speedway. Jankowiak started on the pole and lead 124 of 125 laps for his first U.S. Open Modified victory and his seventh U.S. Open win overall. “Total team effort today,” said Jankowiak, “we went out and practiced and we were fast right out of the box.”…

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250 LAP NWMT EVENT TO HIGHLIGHT NHMS TRIPLEHEADER IN ’18

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Tripleheader Weekend Set For NHMS Whelen Mods, K&N Pro East and Pinty's To Make History In '18 Story By: NHMS Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com LOUDON, N.H. – History will be made next September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 1.058-mile speedway is set to host a three-race weekend that will feature the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in history, a global cast of drivers from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, PEAK Mexico and Whelen Euro series, and for the first time ever, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which has never previously held a race outside of Canada. The…

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REED TAKES WALL MODIFIED WIN IN CLOSING LAPS

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REED TAKES WALL MODIFIED WIN IN CLOSING LAPS Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Defending Freehold Ford Modified driving champion Steven Reed took a late race win in the 40-lap main event at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was the third win of the year for the Jackson resident and his second victory in a row. Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. was impressive as he rocketed to the lead at the outset. With no cautions to slow the race Collins stretched an impressive lead as Reed, point leader Jimmy Blewett…

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Preece Rockets To Thompson Victory

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Rolls To Second Whelen Modified Win After Late Pit Stop Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   THOMPSON, Conn. --June 15, 2017-  Ryan Preece's pit stop strategy pushed him back in the field. But the Berlin, Connecticut, driver wasted no time in driving to the front en route to Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The win was the second of the season for Preece and 17th of his career. Preece pitted with many of his lead challengers on lap 70. The No.…

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Goodale Gunning For Thompson Glory

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Eric Goodale Focused on Race Wins Entering Thompson 125 Story By: JEFF PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT –June 13, 2017-  NASCAR’s oldest division, the Whelen Modified Tour, is set to return to America’s original paved oval, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the third running of the Thompson 125 on Wednesday, June 14. Unlike any other race on the schedule, this race is only 125-laps, creating an element of pit strategy that doesn’t exist in some of the longer races. This is something that veteran driver, Eric Goodale, is well aware of. The driver…

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Gaver Rumbles To Mahoning Valley Victory

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Strong Running Kris Graver Notches Second Mahoning Modified Win of ‘17 Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 12, 2017- In winning for a second time this season, Kris Graver enjoyed one of those finer nights of his career. Graver started ninth and within five laps was running third. Two laps later he checked into second and by lap 12 worked by then leader Kyle Strohl. Once at the front he as was able to outrun his competition by a significant margin, making it a race for second. His only worry…

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Catalano Wires Spencer Modified Field

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TOMMY CATALANO BRINGS HOME A WIN AT SPENCER Story By: GARY SPAID / SPENCER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: KEN DIPPEL / RACERSGUIDE.COM WILLIAMSON, NY - June 10, 2017- Tommy Catalano picked up his tenth NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature win at Spencer Speedway last Friday. He was able to lead the entire 35-laps, besting Mike Leaty at the finish line. “That was a long race for sure,” stated Catalano. “The car started off really good, but got a bit off near the end. I was not looking for a caution then.” The Super Six feature saw eventual feature winner Tim Faro…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway June 10 Advance

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Moves to Summer Start Time Schedule This Saturday To 7:00 pm    Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM   LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 7, 2017-  Beginning this Saturday evening, June 10, Mahoning Valley Speedway will begin its summer start time of 7:00 pm. The 7:00 pm start will run through August 26 and then switch back to the 6:00 pm go time for the remainder of the season. On the card for this week will be a regular six division program of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s…

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First Career Win for Ron Haring Jr At Mahoning Valley

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First Career Win  Comes in Front of Biggest Crowd of Season at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 4, 2017-  In making the transition from dirt to asphalt racing, Ron Haring Jr., has come a long way in a short period of time. The 28-year old from Alburtis earned his career first feature win on Saturday evening at Mahoning Valley Speedway which was witnessed by a packed grandstand on Brown-Daub KIA Fan Appreciation Night. For the past eight years Haring spent his weekends running Modifieds at…

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Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

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Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017 Story By: ANDY MARQUIS / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM   HAMPTON, Va. – May 14, 2017- Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night’s City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway – his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race…

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Race Of Champions Modifieds To Make July Return To Oswego

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Race of Champions Modified Series Added to July 8 Oswego Program Press Release By: CAMDEM PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY - May 9, 2017 - The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will return to Oswego Speedway for its second and final appearance in 2017 on July 8. A full field of Ground Pounders is expected to join the already action-packed racing program with a 67-lap special presented by Century 21 Galloway Realty and Helena Chemical Company. Also on the card is a regular show for the Novelis Supermodified and…

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Lancaster Speedway Re-sets For Mid Week Event

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LANCASTER RESCHEDULES RAINED OUT MAY 6 PROGRAM FOR MAY 25 Press Release By: DAVE BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM LANCASTER, N.Y. -May 9, 2017- Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway officials announced on Monday that the rained out X-Press Signs Stock Car Series program from May 6 has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. "We owe it to our competitors and their sponsors to give them every opportunity to race as much as possible each season," said Tim Packman, Track President. "We can't control Mother Nature, but we can control the calendar…

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Up to Speed: Oswego Speedway Kicks Off 67th Season

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Oswego Speedway to Open 67th Consecutive Season of Action this Saturday, May 13 with Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and RoC Modifieds Press Release By: CANDEM PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY -May 8, 2017 -  Oswego Speedway will open for its 67th consecutive season of racing action this Saturday, May 13 with a triple header presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press of Oswego featuring kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the Richie Evans Memorial 61 for the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds. Nearly 75…

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Lancaster Cancels Weekend Events

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WET WEATHER FORCES LANCASTER TO POSTPONE WEEKEND EVENTS Press Release By: DAVE BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM LANCASTER, N.Y. -May 5, 2017 - Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has postponed all motorsports events for this upcoming weekend due to the heavy rains that have fallen at the facility earlier in the week combined with the additional rain and cold temperatures that are being forecasted for this weekend. The wet weather that blanketed the Western New York area earlier this week left the facility water-logged with the parking lot and pit areas especially saturated. Any additional…

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Preece Returns To Winning Form At Stafford Sizzler

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Preece Edges Coby For Whelen Modified Victory At Stafford Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD, Conn. - May 1, 2017-Returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time this year, Ryan Preece was itching to get back into Victory Lane. He accomplished that goal Sunday in the 46th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. He took the lead from race leader Doug Coby with 13 laps to go and drove away with his first career Spring Sizzler victory behind the wheel of his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet.…

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Beers Brews A Winner At Mahoning Valley

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Eric Beers Masters His way to 75-lap Mahoning Modified Win; Mike Sweeney Stays Undefeated in Late Models Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHAONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -April 30, 2017- After somewhat of a slow start to the 2017 season, defending Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified track champion Eric Beers got back to his winning ways and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the “Master of Faster” showed his trademark grace and style in notching the first place tally in the extra distance 75-lap event that. With the change to American…

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JANKOWIAK CLAIMS FIRST LANCASTER MODIFIED WIN IN RoC FANS IN THE STANDS 75

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Gullo, Sharpe and Anasiewicz Score Victories Story By: DAN BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM LANCASTER, N.Y. - April 30, 2017 – The home of Modified racing in Western New York delivered another memorable moment on Saturday evening as Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. won the Fans in the Stands 75 at Lancaster National Speedway in the opening round of the Race of Champions Modified Series. It was his first ever Modified win at Lancaster. In X-Press Signs Stock Car Series support division action, Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y. won the Race of Champions Super…

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Modifieds Headline This Weeks Mahoning Valley Action

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Plenty Of Pavement Pounding Action Set For Mahoning Valley Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - April 25, 2017- This coming Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, there will be plenty of pavement pounding going on Mahoning Valley Speedway. Saturday will be the first big show for the Modifieds as the headline class will be racing for a $2500 first place prize and going a distance of 75 laps. Joining the Modifieds will be all regular track classes which include Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and…

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Jones Gets Dialed In For Mahoning Valley Victory

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Resilient Bobby Jones holds off Eric Beers in close Mahoning Modified action; Mike Sweeney races to record 4th straight Late Model win Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 23, 2017-  It takes a veteran driver to make the best of a bad situation and in the case of Bobby Jones that’s just what he did after winning Saturday night’s 35-lap Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Jones was at wits end in trying to get his car to work right. A week ago on Opening Night he led…

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Wall Stadium Title Chase Goes Green This Saturday

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5 OF 6 WALL STADIUM CHAMPS WILL DEFEND TITLES AT SATURDAY’S (APRIL 22) SEASON OPENER Story By: JEFF GRAVETT / WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JJ LANE / RACERSGUIDE.COM WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 18, 2017- Five of the six Wall Stadium Speedway 2016 stock car driving champions will defend their titles when the third mile high banked paved oval opens its 67th anniversary season this Saturday night (April 22). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m. The Freehold Ford Modifieds are set for…

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Woody Pitkat On Modified Series Events

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Woody Pitkat will carry Mayhew Tools Sponsorship on Modified Series Events For 2017 Title Chase Press Release & Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs CT. -April 18, 2017- Woody Pitkat of Stafford Springs, Ct is rarely at a loss for words but when the three time champion at the Stafford Motor Speedway found out that Mayhew Tools would be sponsoring his Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series and The Modified Touring series efforts, Woody was extra chatty. “I am so excited with the addition of Mayhew Tools to our 2017 racing schedule. It’s awesome to see what they have done with…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Ready To Get Started

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Kick Starts 2017 Season This Saturday Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLET SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 11, 2017- Mahoning Valley Speedway had its planned season opener postponed this past Saturday, April 8 due to excessive water that the track took on from late week rains. The popular Lehighton paved ¼-mile oval will now go with Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 pm for the commencement of 2017. The racing line-up will consist of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will contest in a complete…

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Dowling Fast At Thompson

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2015 Sunoco ROY Tops Chart For Whelen Modified's Icebreaker Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   THOMPSON, Conn. – April 9, 2017- While making his first appearance of the 2017 season on Saturday, Chase Dowling was the fastest overall in practice for Sunday's Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Although Dowling was 15th fastest in the first session, he rocketed to the top of the charts in the final practice with a time of 18.769 seconds (119.879 mph) behind the wheel of his No. 15 15-40 Connection Chevrolet. Four-time NASCAR Whelen…

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New Perspective For Solomito At Icebreaker

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Defending Winner Already Has '17 Victory Heading To Thompson Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 5, 2017-  Weather may have delayed the Icebreaker a week, but it hasn't slowed Timmy Solomito's momentum. Heading to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, he has firmly positioned himself as the driver to beat Sunday. The Islip, N.Y. driver captured the victory in the season-opening race at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 18 and is heading to Thompson as the defending Icebreaker winner. Last year, he wheeled the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports entry into…

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Thompson Icebreaker Re-sets For April 7-9

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Thompson’s Icebreaker Postponed until April 7-9 Press Release By: JEFFREY PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF THOMPSON, CT - March 30, 2017- With a deteriorating forecast and declining temperatures, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials have postponed the 43rd running of the Icebreaker to Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9.  The schedule for the weekend will remain the same, only backed up by one week. Camper drop off will be closed until Thursday, April 6, at 5pm.  Camping units that are already on the property may remain onsite through the week, however, no one will be permitted…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Thompson

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Analyzing The Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway  Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –March 30, 2017- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, on Sunday afternoon. Below is a statistical look at the Icebreaker 150, including selected driver notes: Icebreaker 150 Setup: • This marks the first of four appearances for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson this season. • The track has held 134 Whelen Modified Tour races, the most of any track in series…

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Thompson Icebreaker Honors Northeast Racing Pioneer’s

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Cleary and Hodge to be Honored at Thompson’s Icebreaker Story By: JEFFERY PRICE / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES THOMPSON, CT – March 29, 2017-This January, within four days the Northeast Modified racing community lost two pioneers.  Photographer, Howie Hodge, and Modified legend, Leo “The Lion” Cleary, both passed away. At this weekend’s Icebreaker, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials have announced that they will honor the memory of both men, inviting their families’ as honored guests. Howie Hodge, who has been a photographer on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as well as other NASCAR regional…

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Max Zachem Looks For Continued Momentum At Stafford

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Max Zachem Looking To Drink The Milk At NAPA Spring Sizzler® Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Stafford Springs, CT - March 25, 2017- The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth place finish. Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday April 30. Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish…

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Thompson Test & Tune Cancelled

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Icebreaker to Open 77th Season at Historic Short Track Press Release By: THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 24, 2017-Despite efforts to remove snow from the race track and venue grounds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials were forced to cancel Saturday’s Test & Tune, as a result of remaining snow and ice. The event will not be made up, and attention now turns to the 43rd running of the Icebreaker, beginning March 31 - April 2. “Our team spent most of the week outside moving snow and preparing for Saturday. Unfortunately,…

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LFR Enterprises Ready To Serve Northeast Race Teams

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LFR Enterprises Acquires LFR Northeast Press Release By: ROB FULLER MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM SHREWSBURY, Mass. - March 23, 2017 - LFR Enterprises, owned by Rob Fuller, has acquired LFR Northeast which was previously operated by Bob Charland. Fuller will take over the Northeast region for modified distribution and sales for LFR Enterprises.  Charland will no longer be selling parts to the racing industry. “Rob and I had an agreement that if I ever wanted to change direction that he would step up and take over,” said Charland. “Rob has a very unique product line that really requires…

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Solomito Charges Late For Myrtle Beach Win

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Solomito First Winner For Newly Unified Whelen Modified Tour Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –March 19, 2017- One year ago, Timmy Solomito captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the season-opening Icebreaker at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Fast-forward a year later, the Islip, New York, driver was celebrating a victory in the season-opening race once again. Solomito captured the win in the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen on Saturday at another historic venue, the half-mile Myrtle Beach Speedway, and became the first winner on…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Myrtle Beach

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Coby's Quest For Fifth Title Faces Host Of Challengers Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2017 - Doug Coby’s quest for a fourth consecutive championship will include some familiar faces as well as some new challengers as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins a new era on Saturday. The 2017 season gets rolling with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at South Carolina's historic Myrtle Beach Speedway, marking a southern kickoff for the newly unified tour. The changes in the tour harken back to the…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Myrtle Beach Performance Plus 150

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Analyzing the Performance Plus 150 at Myrtle Beach Press Release By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -March 15, 2017 – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open the 2017 season on Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Below is a statistical look at the Performance Plus 150, including selected driver notes: Performance Plus 150 Setup: • This marks the second ever visit in NASCAR Modified history to the track, with the only other race won by Andy Seuss in 2009. • Defending NWMT champion Doug Coby…

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FREEHOLD FORD SPONSORS WALL MODIFIEDS

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FREEHOLD FORD SPONSORS HEADLINING MODIFIEDS AT WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY IN 2017 Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL, N.J. ~ John Marotta’s Freehold Ford, which has served the Monmouth and Ocean County area as a premier automotive dealership since 1937, is the official sponsor of the headlining Modified stock car division at Wall Stadium Speedway in 2017. The season officially starts on Saturday night, April 22, and continues through the annual running of the Turkey Derby on Thanksgiving weekend. Located on Rt. 9 near Rt. 79 in Freehold, NJ, Freehold Ford is proud to be one…

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Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 Victory

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Preece Takes World Series Modified Title at New Smyrna Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOME TRACKS MEDIA Photos By: JIM DUPONT / NASCAR PHOTO   NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Hirschman used a late race move to score the win in Friday’s Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour-Type Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway. Hirschman took the point from race leader Ron Silk on the final restart with just 12 laps to go, but it wasn’t over from there. Silk charged back to the bumper and chased Hirschman’s No. 60 all the way around to the checkered flag.…

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