Dirt Modifieds

Spring Swap Meet & Flea Market Along With New Egypt Speedway Employee Meeting Set Up For March 4th

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Spring Swap Meet & Flea Market Along With New Egypt Speedway Employee Meeting Set Up For March 4th Story & Photos By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ - New Egypt Speedway will their annual Spring Flea Market & Swap Meet in the pit area on March 4th. The Swap Meet & Flea Market is open to all divisions of racing with Street Rods and Classic Cars & parts are welcome as well. It must be racing or automotive related in order to sell. Gates will open at 7:30AM with a $15 flat rate for sellers and there is…

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New Egypt Speedway ‘Winter Jam’ Planned For Friday Night March 10th

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New Egypt Speedway ‘Winter Jam’ Planned For Friday Night March 10th   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The popular gathering of New Egypt Speedway race teams, drivers and fans known as the ‘Winter Jam” will be held on Friday night March 10th at the Gamblers Ridge Golf Club located at 121 Burlington Path Rd in Cream Ridge, NJ from 5:30-9:00PM. Race teams and fans will be able to purchase their 2017 New Egypt Speedway Driver’s and Pit Licenses as well as reserving their parking spots for the 2017 season. Also, all…

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Big Diamond Modified Purse Stays On Top

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Big Diamond Speedway Remains Highest Paying Modified Track ($3,000) In The Northeast In 2017 Press Release By: SHAWN T WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM MINERSVILLE, PA –February 14, 2017-  A rather mild winter in northeastern Pennsylvania has race fans ready for racing to return to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday, March 31, for the 46th season of dirt track racing at the coal region oval. Throughout the winter months, the buzz about the new season has been surrounding the payout for first two weeks of the 2017 season. For the first time in…

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Huge Payout Set For Georgetown Speedway 2017 Northeast Modified Opener

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Melvin L. Joseph Memorial March 11 Kicks Off Northeast Racing Season Press Release By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM GEORGETOWN, DE – February 14, 2017-Historic Georgetown Speedway in Delaware is set to host the Northeast’s season-opening dirt Modified race of 2017. On Saturday, March 11, big-block/small-block Modifieds circle the half-mile clay oval for the 49-lap Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, held in memory of the speedway founder, motorsports pioneer and First State business icon. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP opens its eight-race Velocita-USA South Region at Georgetown.…

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Just How Good Was Doug Hoffman?

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Do you want my opinion?  Not Coming From a Doug Hoffman Fan, But Rather My Honest Opinion? Story By: DANNY SERRANO /BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By:  GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsbore  NJ.- February  13, 2017- Doug Hoffman was GREAT, AWESOME, IMPRESSIVE, and about 20 more similar synonyms.  In fact, I truly believe Doug was vastly underrated as impossible as that may seem.  His records are tremendous and his focus was intense and they don’t make many like him anymore, not many at all. When you see Allentown, Pennsylvania you ONLY think of one person if you are part of the…

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Sunoco Remains Fuel Supplier at Big Diamond in 2017

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 Random Testing Begins After April 7 Press Release By: SHAWN WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM MINERSVILLE, PA –February 11, 2017-  Big Diamond Speedway will once again have Sunoco Racing Fuels and Insinger Performance as the official fuel supplier for the 2017 season. With the announcement also comes word that Sunoco has introduced a mandatory ‘spec’ fuel for this year and the track will begin random fuel testing following the April 7 Money in the Mountain big block/small block challenge race. The fuel can be purchased from any authorized Sunoco race fuel dealer or…

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Tracy Road Equipment Returns As Brewerton/Fulton Division Sponsor

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Tracey Road Equipment Returns As Title Sponsor Of The Brewerton & Fulton Speedways’ DIRTcar Big Block Modified Division Story By: DAVE MEDLER / BREWERTON & FULTON SPEEDWAT MEDIA Photos By: JEFF CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM BALDWINSVILLE, NY – February 11, 2017- The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways are proud to welcome back major marketing partner Tracey Road Equipment as the title sponsor of the high-powered DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds at both speedways for the 2017 racing season. With both tracks right in the heart of DIRTcar country and less than a half-hour apart, it’s an ideal Friday and Saturday night stop for…

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New Egypt Speedway Outlines Fuel Prices For 2017 Season

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New Egypt Speedway Outlines Fuel Prices For 2017 Season Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Cella & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Following last week’s announcement regarding mandated track fuel at New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt Speedway has reached an agreement with Sunoco Race Fuels to lower its prices on racing fuel for the 2017 season. 112 Octane (Blue) which was $9.50 in 2016 has been lowered to $8.50 per gallon, 110 Octane (Purple) was $8.50 in 2016 is now $8.00, with Alcohol being lowered from $4.50 to now $3.50 per gallon. Crate fuel will remain…

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The Doctor Ready To Make A House Call In Georgetown

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Danny Johnson, Gary Mann New York Truck Parts Team Set For 2017 Debut March 11 At Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway; Melvin L. Joseph Memorial First Of Numerous STSS Starts Story By: BRETT DEYO / STSS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF WURTSBORO, NY –February 10, 2017-  As the 2017 season looms, longtime car owner Gary Mann is set to begin a new chapter for his New York Truck Parts race team. When the Northeast Modified campaign gets the green flag in Delaware at Georgetown Speedway on Saturday, March 11, Mann turns over the controls of his potent Modifieds to “the Doctor”…

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UMP Modifieds Spice Up The Action in Florida

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Bring Big Buzz to DIRTcar Nationals  Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP MRDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - February 10,2017 - The 2017 DIRTcar UMP Modified season gets underway for drivers from across the United States and Canada this month in the Sunshine State. The annual Florida Tour takes drivers to three different Florida tracks this month, culminating in eight straight nights of competition at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Following four nights at North Florida Raceway and another four at East Bay Raceway Park, UMP Modified drivers have converged on…

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Canandaigua Motorsports Park Get Ready For Action

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Signs on Hoosier Tire and VP Race Fuels Press Release By: JEREMIE CORCORAN / CMP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CANANDAIGUA, NY –February 9, 2017- As the winter months draw to a close, Canandaigua Motorsport Park is getting ready for what is anticipated to be a very exciting 2017 racing season. With that comes the announcement of Hoosier Tire and VP Racing Fuels signing on to be the official tire and fuel of the famed 4/10ths mile oval. For 2017, Canandaigua will run as an independent, however, the changes will be very minimal from years past. “We just felt…

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McLaughlin and Hearn Team Up for 2017

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Matt Hearn Set to Crew Chief for 'Mad Max' McLaughlins Super DIRTcar Series Campaign Story By: MANDEE PAUCH / SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO /RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C.- January 8, 2017 - The young gun from Mooresville, N.C., Max McLaughlin, has his site set on big things for this upcoming season as he will have a new crew chief by his side for his run with the Super DIRTcar Series. Heinke-Baldwin Racing has added Matt Hearn to the team as crew chief of the No. 6H machine. McLaughlin's father, 'Magic Shoes' Mike McLaughlin, was his son's crew chief…

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator Invaders vs. Regulars at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Mandee Pauch/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - February 6, 2017 -The Super DIRTcar Series season will kick off with the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 22-25 at Volusia Speedway Park, with more than 35 Big-Block beasts soaring on the famed half-mile, battling side-by-side for four straight nights, all competing for the famed "Big Gator" trophy. The best wheelmen in the business will meet to compete for bragging rights and take home the DIRTcar Nationals title. Two potentdrivers in particular look…

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Pratt Seeks Rebound Year In 2017

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Pratt Seeks Rebound Year In 2017 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Bridgeport, NJ - When you think about Bridgeport Speedway and it's fleet of talented drivers, one must always mention Richie Pratt Jr.  Pratt has been racing Bridgeport for over 20 years now, and has had success in both the Big Block and Sportsman divisions.  After a long sting with the Overhead Door Team, Richie was back on his own again in the Family No. 28 in 2016.  The familiar red and yellow machines both big and small blocks were on hand for regular…

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“Pre-Season” American Racer Cup Tire Giveaway Planned For March 11 At Georgetown Speedway

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Huge “Pre-Season” American Racer Cup Tire Giveaway Planned For March 11 At Georgetown Speedway; Early 2017 Registration Strong Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – Early registration for the 2017 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is soaring to new heights as drivers across four states make plans to chase the $51,450 in cash plus thousands more in product available for racers. Competitors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, by simply racing at their home track(s), have the opportunity to share in rewards thanks to American Racer, regional distributor Lias…

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New Egypt Speedway Alters Fuel Rules for 2017 Season

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New Egypt Speedway Alters Fuel Rules for 2017 Season Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway - Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com   New Egypt, NJ – The new New Egypt Speedway management has altered its rule regarding race fuel for the 2017 season. Effective April 15th, in an effort to crack down on illegal fuels and fuel additives being used, all fuel used in competition must be purchased at New Egypt Speedway. The new rule reads as follows: FUEL: Effective at the start of the 2017 racing season, it is absolutely mandatory that all fuel must be purchased from New Egypt…

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NES Racers Looking For Perfect Attendance Bonus

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S&D Bodyline Returns to Sponsor the Perfect Attendance Bonus at New Egypt Press Release By: MIKE WISNIEWSKI / NES MEDIA Photos By: JANE CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM NEW EGYPT, NJ –February 1, 2017-  For the second year in a row, a Perfect Attendance Bonus award will be doled out to one New Egypt Speedway driver courtesy of S&D Bodyline. Competitors in the Modified, Sportsman or Crate Modified class that compete in every scheduled 2017 point event in their respective division will be eligible. At the regular season finale at the Ocean County, NJ dirt oval, all drivers fulfilling the perfect attendance…

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Delaware International Speedway Announces New Full Throttle Series for 2017

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Over $130,000 in Purses to be Paid For Seven Race Series Press Release By: DIS MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM DELMAR, DE – February 1, 2017- In the first state, there have been several dirt tracks, some which were in operation through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and all the way up into the 21st century. Each track has had a following of racers, fans and sponsors whose names have remained cultural legends. DIS, being a small family-owned racing facility, the Cathell family understands what it takes to survive in the business community. There is one family who has…

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Keith Flach Aims High for 2017

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After a Satisfying 2016 Campaign, the ‘Ravena Rocket’ is looking for More Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 29, 2017- There’s something to be said for having a sense of satisfaction. Success and fulfillment seem to take on a direct correlation in the sense that can’t have one without the other. It’s a peace of mind that takes hold only when you realize you performed at your best level and, in turn, became the best you could become at that point in time. In racing, these moments don’t happen with relative…

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VP Race Fuels Grandview Racers For 2017

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VP Racing Fuels Returns as Sponsor for Saturday Night Racing Events at Grandview Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA –January 28, 2017-  With just eight weeks remaining before the 55th season of stock car racing gets underway at Grandview Speedway interest continues to grow in the NASCAR sanctioned Saturday night racing action which will once again feature the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. The annual free-to-the-public practice session will kick things off on Saturday, March 25th at noon. And the following Saturday, April 1st, the…

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Jeff Rockefeller Headed To Albany Saratoga Speedway

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Feature Winning Driver Looking For Success In Malta, NY Story By: ROB HAZER / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta NY - January 27, 2017 – On Friday nights Albany-Saratoga Speedway is a hot spot for dirt modified racing action. There’s hall-of-fame drivers, white nights, young guns, and some would even argue the greatest of all time twisting metal for a moment of glory. Any given Friday fans can even see one or two NASCAR caliber drivers turning laps in Malta, NY and that’s exactly why Jeff Rockefeller wants to compete at the great race…

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Northeast Modified Opener Set For Georgetown Speedway Saturday, March 11

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Short Track Super Series Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Kicks Off 2017 Press Release By: BRETT DEYO / STSS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM GEORGETOWN, DE –January 27, 2017- After a highly attended Motorsports 2017 Racecar & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa., and a pair of mild, sunny January days, fans and competitors have the itch to go racing. For dirt Modified enthusiasts, their thirst for on-track action will be quenched by Georgetown Speedway on Saturday, March 11. The Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, for the second consecutive year, launches the Northeast Modified season with the lid-lifter for the Bob Hilbert…

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New Egypt Speedway 358 Modified Champion To Earn $10,000 Again In 2017

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New Egypt Speedway 358 Modified Champion To Earn $10,000 Again In 2017 Story By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com - Photos By: Dave Kovacs/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Just has it has for it’s previous 19 seasons as a dirt track, New Egypt Speedway will pay $10,000 to its 358 Modified champion again in 2017. Ryan Godown is set to defend his title, but this time it will be in a different car that he’s used to aboard the Petruska family owned Atlas Paving No.66 in search of his fifth title in six seasons at the Ocean County, D-Shaped facility. Godown’s 2016 title…

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DIRTcar Nationals Jump Start 2017 Campaign

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Jumping the Gun: DIRTcar Nationals Will Lay Foundation for 2017 Season Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, NC –January 26, 2017-  This time next month a new season will be underway for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series. For the third year in a row the series will kick off at Screven Motorsports Complex on February 17-18 before the real madness begins at the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Coming off of a three-month break from the series, the first two weeks of racing is one of the…

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Eye-Opener: Brett Haas Looks Back on 2016 and Readies for the New Year

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Brett Haas Reflects and Readies for the New Year Story By: MATT NOLES Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sprakers NY-  January 25, 2017 - In the words of Calvin Coolidge, nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. There have been scores of drivers in racing that had an abundance of talent, yet were still unsuccessful. In the same rite, there have been numerous drivers of incredible intelligence but even they were lost to the derelicts of time. Only persistence and determination, and nothing else, seem to create the most success behind the wheel. In 2015, Lebanon…

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HBR Team Ready to Take on Volusia Speedway Park

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HBR Team Ready to Take on Volusia Speedway Park All ducks are in a row as they plan to head south for the winter Story By: Mandee Pauch/Super DIRTcar Series - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com After opting out of DIRTcar Nationals in 2016, one of the most notable Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified teams will be going all out come February. The Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR) team includes driver of the No. 98h Jimmy Phelps and driver of the No. 6h Max McLaughlin. Both drivers of the HBR stable will be making their first appearance of the season at the fast…

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New Egypt Speedway To Tackle Motorsports Expo This Coming Weekend; Saturday Autograph Session Planned

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New Egypt Speedway To Tackle Motorsports Expo This Coming Weekend; Saturday Autograph Session Planned Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway - Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The new New Egypt Speedway management will be on hand this coming weekend at the Motorsports Expo in Oaks, PA to answer any questions that you might have regarding the 2017 season. The New Egypt Speedway booth will be located at Booths No. 404-504, the same place it has for the past few seasons. This Saturday from 2-3PM the New Egypt Speedway booth will be host to an autograph session featuring…

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Ringoes Rocket To Pilot Atlas Paving No.66 For 2017

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Ringoes Rocket To Pilot Atlas Paving No.66 For 2017 Story & Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ryan Godown confirmed via phone today what has been speculated for the last month and a half, ever since the PRI show that he will indeed drive for the Petruska family in 2017. Plans currently call for Godown to drive weekly in 358 Modified Competition at New Egypt Speedway and the Short Track Super Series South aboard the Atlas Paving No.66 Teo Pro Car. “I didn’t want to say anything until it was official, we’ve been talking about it for a while and finally we…

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2017 Super DIRTcar Series Buzz

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2017 Super DIRTcar Series Buzz Story By: Mandee Pauch/Super DIRTcar Series - Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - Over the course of the 117-day offseason, a lot can change - some of it surprising, and some far too predictable. One thing is for sure, the Super DIRTcar Series offseason has been abuzz. The 2017 schedule will have a slightly different feel to it from previous seasons. The Super DIRTcar Series will cover 25 tracks, spanning over six states and two Canadian provinces. The Series will make its return to the 5/8 high-banked dirt oval Bridgeport (N.J.)…

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Billy Pauch Jr. Set to Pilot Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz #51

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Pauch Jr. and Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Combine Forces Story By: MANDEE PAUCH Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM FRENCHTOWN, NJ – January 12, 2017- Frenchtown, N.J.’s standout driver, Billy Pauch Jr., will be teaming up with the Danny Sommeling’s owned Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz No. 51 Modified team with the help of Bob Wescott and partners for the 2017 season. The new team combination plan to tackle roughly 20 races while concentrating on the southern portion of the Short Track Super Series as well as other select special shows in the Northeast. Pauch Jr. and the Pizza Pizzazz team came together…

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Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Extends Major Partnership With Fulton Speedway

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Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Extends Major Partnership With Fulton Speedway Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway - Photos By: Alex & Helen Bruce/RacersGuide.com Baldwinsville, NY - Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility will again be a major supporter of Fulton Speedway in 2017. For the 7th straight season, the Volney, NY based plant will provide major sponsorship of the 32nd annual Outlaw 200 Weekend to be held September 29 and 30. Located just a mile up Route 57 from the Speedway, Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility provides 75 full-time local jobs with its 24/7/365 operation. At full production, this advanced production facility is able…

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The Countdown is on to The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

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Super Event to Draw Dirt Racing's Biggest Names - And More! Story By: BRENDAN CAPRIA /  WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - January 11, 2017 - In just a little more than 30 days, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will embark on a new season and renew the stakes at one of dirt racing's biggest shows. The 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, from February 14-25, offers 12 action-packed days of racing featuring multiple series. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, accompanied by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit…

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Special Events Highlight New Egypt Speedway’s 20th Anniversary Schedule

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World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars, May Modified Madness, All Star Cup & Big Block vs. Small Block Specials Highlight New Egypt Speedway’s 20th Anniversary Schedule Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway - Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The new, New Egypt Speedway management has released their 2017 20th Anniversary schedule which is set to launch with the running of the 7th Annual “March Meltdown” on March 18th. The March 18th event will feature a $5,000 to win/$400 to start Big Block vs. Small Block Modified feature event. Other Big Block vs. Small Block events…

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Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride

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Friesen's Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride Story By: Clayton Johns/Super DIRTcar Series - Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 11, 2017 - One of the biggest stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will race full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series come 2017. Sprakers, NY driver Stewart Friesen has partnered with Chris Larsen to create Halmar Friesen Racing for his first full-time foray into NASCAR Racing, he announced Monday. Tommy Baldwin Jr. will be the team's crew chief. "We got our feet wet in it last year and the opportunity came to…

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Halmar Friesen Racing To Tackle Full NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule

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Halmar Friesen Racing To Tackle Full NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule Story By: Halmar Friesen Racing Media Photos Courtesy: Halmar Friesen Racing Media/ Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 9, 2017) - Chris Larsen and Stewart Friesen have announced the formation of Halmar Friesen Racing (HFR). HFR will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) running a full schedule for 2017 with Friesen as the driver. Halmar International will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 52 Chevrolet Silverado. Managing the day-to-day operations of HFR will be NASCAR veteran Tommy Baldwin Jr. Friesen, a native of Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, is a…

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Ryan Godown Celebrates Fourth New Egypt Speedway Title

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Ryan Godown Celebrates Fourth New Egypt Speedway Title Worth $10,000 as 2016 Track Champions are Honored an Front of Packed Ballroom Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway - Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Despite 8+ inches of snow falling on the ground Saturday evening, it didn’t stop close to 250 people coming out and celebrating the 2016 New Egypt Speedway season at the Sheraton of Eatontown. Top honors in each division went to Ryan Godown (358 Modified), Bobby Butler (Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars), Bob Lineman Jr. (Sportsman), Brandon Grosso (Crate Modified), Mick Search (Street Stock), and Cale…

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Danny Varin Makes The Switch to PMC Chassis for 2017

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Ready to Return to Weekly Competition at the Utica-Rome Speedway Story By:MATT NOLES Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF SPRAKERS, NY – January 9, 2017-Race car drivers like familiarity. There’s something comfortable about the same broken-in fire suit, the same worn-in gloves and the same chipped helmet that seems to produce a euphoric feeling of solitude for the men and women that climb behind the wheel. The same can certainly be said when it comes to their affection for the machines they pilot. Second-generation modified driver Danny Varin is no different. Over the past two seasons, the driver of the fan-favorite…

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Stewart Friesen and Halmar International Team Up Again for 2017

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The 2016 Eastern States 200 Winner and Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Champion Looks back on Last Season; Sets Sights on 2017 Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 8, 2017- When it comes to racing, the only thing that remains constant is change. In fact, it’s the only item that one can ever truly be assured of. When the 2015 season came to a close, so did one of the most remarkable owner and driver duos in recent memory as multi-time championship driver Stewart Friesen left the…

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Britten and Romano Team For 2017 Season

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Peter Britten Set for New Venture & Possibilities with Romano Story By: BILL FOLEY / DIRT TRACK DIGEST MEDIA  Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Johnstown NY.- January 7, 2017- A partnership that wasn’t even thought of in November has now formed very quickly as everyone prepares for the 2017 Modified racing season. Peter Britten suddenly became a free agent in December and at the eastern end of New York State there was a gentleman looking to get things going in the right direction for the upcoming year. Veteran racer Andy Romano had stepped back from the sport, but got…

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Matt Sheppard: The Improbable Season

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After Parting Ways with HBR, Matt Sheppard Set Out on His Own in 2016 and Proved His Critics Wrong on the Way to his Fifth Super DIRTcar Series Title in Record-Breaking Fashion Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 6, 2017- Kenneth Tynan said it best when he surmised that critics are nothing more than people who know the way, but are incapable of driving the car. When Matt Sheppard and Heinke-Baldwin Racing announced their amicable parting at the end of the 2015 season, the masses balked at the thought of the…

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American Racer Cup Challenge Ready to Hustle Woodhull Highbanks

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Woodhull Raceway To Host American Racer Cup Challenge Event Tuesday August 22nd Press Release By: STEVE OVENS / WOODHULL RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By- DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM WOODHULL, NY –January 5, 2017-  It had been previously announced that Woodhull Raceway would host the Short Track Super Series in 2017, for the third season in a row. What was recently learned is that Woodhull’s date on the STSS tour will be an American Racer Cup Challenge event. The annual stop for the richest paying traveling Modified series will see Big Block and Small Block powered modifieds race 53 laps, competing for…

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$51,450 Cash, Thousands More In Product, Set For Modified & Sportsman Racers 2017 American Racer Cup

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$51,450 Cash, Thousands More In Product, Set For Modified & Sportsman Racers As 2017 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Takes Shape Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup - Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers in 2017. Thirteen facilities – spanning New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – comprise the program, with $51,450 cash earmarked for Modified and Sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product. The American Racer Cup program…

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Super DIRTcar Series Returns to Bridgeport For The First Time Since 2005

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Super DIRTcar Series Returns to Bridgeport For The First Time Since 2005 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Several marquee events have been penciled onto Bridgeport Speedway's 2017 racing schedule. Fresh off an exciting '16 campaign, speedway management has been hard at work putting together another dynamic schedule for next season. Along with action-packed racing on Saturday nights, there are plenty of 'special' shows that will appear throughout the course of 2017. Theme nights, special promotions, additional division information and much more will be announced in January at the annual Motorsports show. Highlighted below are some…

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Who Were The Busiest Dirt Modified Driver’s in the Northeast In 2016?

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Who Were The Busiest Dirt Modified Driver’s in the Northeast In 2016? Story By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com - Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff The 2016 Northeast DIRT Modified season has finally come to a close. What started off at Volusia in February and ran all the way through The Gobbler at Accord in December saw 883 different drivers competed in 630 events during the 2016 campaign. 2015 saw 924 different drivers compete in 657 events showing that Mother Nature was clearly not a race fan this past season. So, Who had the most starts? 1) Stewart Friesen – 88 Starts, yes…

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Short Track Super Series Modifieds Return To Susquehanna Speedway

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York County Nationals July 30th will pay $10,000-To-Win Modified 50 On Tap; 358 Late Models & Central PA Legends Complete Card Story By: BRAD VORES / SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM NEWBERRYTOWN, PA –December 18, 2016- Not only will the Modifieds return to Susquehanna Speedway in 2017, they will do it in style! On Sunday, July 30, the Newberrytown, Pa., oval will host the York County Nationals for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds the second time after a debut last summer. In the upcoming season, however, the event will be more lucrative. Susquehanna owner…

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STSS “High Banks Hold-Up” Returns to Woodhull Raceway

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Brett Deyo's Short Track Super Series will once again invade 'New York's Toughest Bullring' in 2017. Story By: STEVE OVENS / WOODHULL RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM WOODHULL, NY -December 18, 2016– Race fans- prepare to wave something white, something bright, something red off your head, something blue off of you- get ready to wave it for your favorite again in 2017! Brett Deyo's Short Track Super Series will once again invade 'New York's Toughest Bullring' in 2017, when this coveted stop on the STSS North Region takes place on Tuesday August 22nd.  This will be the…

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WoO Late Models & Short Track Super Series Highlight 2017 Georgetown Schedule

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Georgetown Speedway Set For Active 2017 Season With Unique Special Events Planned; Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Kicks It Off March 11 Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – After a highly successful resurrection of auto racing last season at Georgetown Speedway, plans have taken shape for 2017 at the historic facility. Ushering in the new season with the theme ‘the tide has turned’ the historic oval is set for an ambitious ’17 campaign featuring a number of high-profile, unique special events. BD Motorsports Media LLC has signed a three-year lease extension to continue racing…

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SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS COMING TO KOD SERIES

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King Of Dirt Racing To Add Small Block Mods In 2017 Story By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY – December 13, 2016-  When King Of Dirt Racing launched in December of 2014, promoter Rob Hazer laid out a five-year growth plan for the series that would ultimately wield the three major divisions of racing. After two successful years of Sportsman and Pro Stock racing, KOD will be adding Small Block Modifieds two years ahead of schedule. King Of Dirt Racing consisted of nine races during the 2015 season between two divisions…

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New Egypt Speedway Food Ticket Program Discontinued

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New Egypt Speedway Food Ticket Program Discontinued Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway - Photos By: Pete MacDonald & John John Lane/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The fans have spoken and the new, New Egypt Speedway Management Team has listened. The Food Ticket program that was utilized during the 2016 season has been discontinued for the 2017 season. “The food tickets were the biggest complaint we had last year and after reading the fans e-mail’s suggestions, we feel this is the right thing to do”, said Jennifer Stone who is a member of the track management team at New Egypt…

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Short Track Super Series Set To Invade ‘The Great Race Place’

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Albany-Saratoga Speedway To Host Short Track Super Series For The First Time In 2017; Series Inaugural Scheduled For Tuesday, August 15 Story By: Brett Deyo/Short Track Super Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY –December 12, 2016 -One of New York State’s premier dirt tracks – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – will join the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP. Albany-Saratoga owner Howard Commander and promoter Lyle DeVore have reached an agreement with STSS organizer Brett Deyo to bring the series to the Malta, N.Y., oval for the first time in 2017. The inaugural STSS visit takes place on Tuesday, August…

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