Dirt Modifieds

Utica Rome Speedway Gears Up For Season Opener

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GATES-COLE INSURANCE RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE MODIFIEDS FOR THE 2017 SEASON AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO/ RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- March 22, 2017-For the second consecutive year, Gates-Cole Insurance will be the title sponsor the headline Modified division at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  With the continuing support from Gates-Cole Insurance, the Modified division will once again carry the name of the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds for the 2017 season. Gates-Cole Insurance has had a presence in the local motorsports scene for several decades, most notably on the car of recent…

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Not All $5,000-To-Win Races Are Equal: Over $30K Up For Grabs At Hard Clay Open

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Not All $5,000-To-Win Races Are Equal: $30,400 Payout, Non-Top-Heavy Structure Set For ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8 MIDDLETOWN, NY – Take a look at the 2017 dirt Modified Northeast schedule, and you’ll see plenty of $5,000-to-win races. Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Don’t let the winner’s share fool you. They’re not all created equal. On Saturday, April 8 at Orange County Fair Speedway, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ offers $5,000 to the victor for a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main event. The difference is, the payback through the field totaling a massive $30,400…

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Free Grandstand Admission For This Saturday At New Egypt Speedway’s Open Practice

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Upcoming Events: Saturday March 25, 2017 – Open Practice 12PM-4PM Saturday April 1, 2017 – 20th Annual Opening Night Featuring 358 Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman – Hot Laps @ 5PM, Racing @ 6PM. Free Grandstand Admission For This Saturday At New Egypt Speedway’s Open Practice Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The first of four planned Open Practice sessions will be held this Saturday March 25 at New Egypt Speedway. Drivers in all five our weekly divisions of 358 Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint…

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American Racer Cup Sets Challenger Events Scchedule

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Challenge Events Add Excitement To 2017 American Racer Cup Insinger Performance Regional Battles Story By: BRETT DEYO / AMERICAN RACER CUP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANA, PA –March 20, 2017-  Excitement is running high for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels as “pre-season” registration hits hew heights. Once again, racers at 13 tracks spanning four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – benefit from the Cup, with $51,450 cash earmarked for Modified and Sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product. The overall…

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Hammer To Sponsor New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Division In 2017

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Hammer To Sponsor New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Division In 2017 Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The Hammer Companies, located in Allentown, NJ, have come aboard to be the official sponsor of the Sportsman division at the New Egypt Speedway for 2017. Hammer is your only local full service contractor for electric, plumbing, heating and cooling. Hammer prides themselves on exceptional workmanship and unparalleled customer service. The division will now be known as the “Hammer Sportsman Division”. “Hammer has been a big marketing partner of the New Egypt Speedway for the last…

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STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At OCFS With Hard Clay Open

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STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At Orange County Fair Speedway With Fourth Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ Spectacular Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – The chase for a $12,500 championship gets underway on the hallowed grounds of Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8. The Halmar International North Region opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP takes place on the Orange County Fairgrounds for the fourth consecutive year on April 8, headlined by a 50-lap main for the big-block/small-block Modifieds offering a total payout of more…

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Marc Johnson: No Longer The Underdog

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Marc Johnson Stunned the Dirt Modified World with His Title-Winning Season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway; Now He sits Poised to Do It Again Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- March 17, 2017- Simon Sinek once stated that champions are not the ones who always win races; they are the ones that go out there and try. And try harder the next time and even harder in their next attempt. Marc Johnson fits that statement perfectly. Though many see him as the ‘underdog,’ a venerable David versus Goliath persona, he has been close to…

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FREE TO THE PUBLIC PRACTICE SESSIONS SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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POINT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE KICKS OFF ON APRIL 1ST WITH NASCAR TRIPLEHEADER Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE,COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA - March 17, 2017 . . . A large turnout of racers is expected for the Saturday, March 25th free-to-the-public practice session at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. Activity is expected to get the green flag at noon with many different classes of competition expected to join the Grandview regulars of T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars along with Enduro and Vintage racers. Pits will…

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American Racer Cup Announces Early Season Tire Drawing Winners

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American Racer Cup Announces Early Season Tire Drawing Winners; Registration Brisk For 2017 Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – Brisk early registration continues for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels. The program is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania with cash and product for simply competing at their home tracks. The program includes Modified and Sportsman competitors at the 13 member facilities utilizing American Racer tires. Last Saturday (March 11) at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway, a “pre-season”…

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Over $30K Dished Out At Georgetown This Past Weekend

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$30,044 Cash Distributed Saturday At Georgetown Speedway; Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Releases Earnings For Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP kicked off its eight-race Velocita South Region last Saturday (March 11) at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway. For 49 laps of racing around the half-mile oval, big-block/small-block Modified competitors took home $30,044 cash in posted purse money and bonuses, plus contingency certificates and product. Below, find the first earnings report of the 2017 STSS season. Only cash is…

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Kerr Looks For Better Results During 2017 Campaign

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Tim Kerr Is Eager To Return To Weekly Competition At Brewerton And Fulton Speedways in 2017. Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / KERR RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PICTON, Ont. – March 16, 2017 – Tim Kerr’s season of Big-Block Modified racing will start later in 2017, but the Picton, Ont. driver believes an extended off-season will be to his benefit. Kerr, a veteran dirt Big-Block Modified driver who competes weekly at Fulton and Brewerton speedways in New York, did not make his usual trip south to Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park with the Super DIRTcar Series last month.…

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Bridgeport Hires John McCaughey as Head Tech Inspector for 2017 Season

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Bridgeport Hires John McCaughey as Head Tech Inspector for 2017 Season Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Bridgeport, NJ (March 14, 2017) – Many improvements to Bridgeport's facility have been made throughout the off-season including a fresh new coat of paint to the outside guardrail, new safety netting all along the back stretch fence, upgrades to the skyboxes, new concession equipment, and now the recent hiring of a new 2017 tech inspector. John McCaughey has been hired to oversee all pre and post race tech inspections for the Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, and Outlaw Stocks for the upcoming…

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Winter Storm Stella Forces Cancellation Of New Egypt Speedway March Meltdown

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Winter Storm Stella Forces Cancellation Of New Egypt Speedway March Meltdown Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – With over a foot of snow forecasted for the Central New Jersey area, New Egypt Speedway management has decided to cancel the 2017 version of the March Meltdown. “With the way the weather looked, we are looking out for the best interest of all the drivers, car owners, teams and fans”, said Joey Liquori who is a member of the New Egypt Speedway management team. “We didn’t want to see anybody tear any equipment up, we…

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THUNDER SERIES OPENER SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 28, MODS TO CHASE $5,000 TO WIN

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THUNDER SERIES OPENER SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 28, MODS TO CHASE $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR 10TH AND $500 TO START Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (March 12, 2017) – The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway with the return of the poplar Memorial Day Weekend Triple Thunder Thriller. On the program will be the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds competing together in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 40 lap $5,000 to win…

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KING OF DIRT 358 MODIFIEDS LAND FAMILIAR TITLE SPONSOR

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Elmo’s Speed Supply Boosts Small Block Point Battle Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY- March 14, 2017 – Anticipation for the first ever King Of Dirt Small Block Modified tour is through the roof. Drivers from all over the Northeast are making plans to throw down for the crown. Thanks to Elmo’s Speed Supply in Ballston Lake, NY they’ll have a plentiful bounty for their eight-race effort. Father-son duo of Elmo and Chris Reckner have long supported dirt track racing throughout the Capital District. Their support includes the Northeast Crate…

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Horton Hustles To $5,100 Win At Georgetown

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Jimmy Horton Opens Northeast Modified Season At Georgetown Speedway Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, Kicks Off Short Track Super Series South Schedule With $5,100 Payday GEORGETOWN, DE – On a windy and cool March afternoon at Georgetown Speedway, veteran Jimmy Horton opened the 2017 Northeast dirt Modified season in Victory Lane. Horton, of Neshanic Station, N.J., drove Chris Larsen’s Halmar International No. 43 to the win in the 49-lap big-block/small-block Modified Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, round No. 1 of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Velocita South Region. Horton earned $4,900 plus $200 in lap…

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Jake’s Grub & Grog Continues To Be Brewerton Speedway Post-Race Pit Stop; Opening Night Friday, May 5

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Jake’s Grub & Grog Continues To Be Brewerton Speedway Post-Race Pit Stop; Opening Night Friday, May 5 Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com Baldwinsville, NY – March 12, 2017 - Jake's Grub and Grog continues their marketing partnership with the Brewerton Speedway. Located just a third of a mile from the Speedway at 7 East River Road, Jake's will be the official Brewerton Speedway post-race food, beverage and entertainment pit stop. Famous for their "Burger of the Week" and live music, Jake's with their authentic pub fare and full bar is waiting for fans and…

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Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Returns As Major Marketing Partner At The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways

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Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Returns As  Major Marketing Partner At The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com   BALDWINSVILLE, NY – March 12, 2017 – DIRTcar Big Block Modified driver Billy Whittaker and his company Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux will have a major presence at both the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways for the 2017 racing season. Billy Whittaker and his staff want to make sure you are ‘Good to Go’ at the Brewerton Speedway with a VIP Seat upgrade each night at the races. Billy Whittaker Cars and TRUX has…

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Earlier Start Time Announced For Melvin L. Joseph Memorial This Weekend At Georgetown

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Earlier Start Time Announced For Melvin L. Joseph Memorial This Weekend At Georgetown Speedway; Northeast Modified Opener “A Go” Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The 2017 Northeast opener for dirt Modifieds remains a “go” this weekend at Georgetown Speedway. The Delaware half-mile oval is set to host the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial in memory of the speedway’s founder, auto racing pioneer and First State business icon this Saturday (March 11). The event is headlined by the opening round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Velocita-USA South Region,…

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Lyle DeVore: The Man Behind the Resurrection

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From Journeyman to Homebody, Albany-Saratoga Speedway Promoter Lyle DeVore is Living His Childhood Dream Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- March 8, 2017- The truck made a telltale sound as it pulled into the drive. A sound that had become unmistakable over the years and on this Friday afternoon, a sound that was more like music to the ears of one young boy in particular. The rattle of masonry tools and the dust of mortar followed the older man into the house as he brushed off yet another busy day of work…

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Wilder To Call The Great Race Place Home In 2017

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Wilder Returns To Action At "The Great Race Place" Press Release By: TOBY LAGRANGE / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fort Plain, NY –March 7, 2017- The Albany-Saratoga Speedway is about to get a bit larger. The 2017 racing season will see the Wilder Racing Team; along with driver Jeremy Wilder call the fast, four tenths of a mile oval home on Friday nights. “We have a lot going on this year,” Wilder said. “We are returning to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway weekly with the family owned, Teo Chassis number 22J machine.” Wilder was quick to thank one his…

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Entries Starting To Roll In For New Egypt Speedway’s March Meltdown on March 18th

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Entries Starting To Roll In For New Egypt Speedway’s March Meltdown on March 18th Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Entries are starting to roll in for both Modified and Sportsman divisions for New Egypt Speedway’s March Meltdown, which will be held on Saturday, March 18th. The first three Modified entries to the speedway office are Bryan Kuhl, Brandon Grosso and David VanHorn. Kuhl is looking for more of a consistent season at New Egypt after an eleventh place point standings finish in 2016. Grosso on the other hand…

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10th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES ENJOYS RECORD BREAKING OPENING

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161 Cars Fill Phillipsburg Mall, Legendary Racing Stars Honor Tighe Scott and Lew Boyd. Press Release By: STEVE PADOS / DIRT TRACK HEROS SHOW MEDIA Photos By: KRISTEN SNYDER / RACERSGUIDE.COM Phillipsburg NJ. - March 6, 2017- The Quaker Steak and Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare and enthusiasm as racing fans flocked to the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday to listen to great racing stories and meet a panel of legendary racing stars who came out to chat about their racing exploits and to honor racers "The Pride of Pen Argyl" Tighe Scott and…

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‘The Valley Of Speed’ Ready For Ground Shaking Action

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Lebanon Valley Speedway Sets 2017 Season Schedule Press Release By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- March 5, 2017- This week, Lebanon Valley Speedway officially released the schedule for the 2017 season.  There will be 21 consecutive Saturday nights of racing, 20 of which will feature the headlining Big Block Modifieds with their huge V8 engines that make the ground tremble with delight. The season will start on Apr. 15 with Warm-ups.  The track will be open to competitors from all classes to test and tune their cars for the…

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46th Season Opener On Tap in March for Big Diamond Speedway

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Mall Show, Practice Day, Pre-View 46th Season Opener Story By: SHAWN WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA. -March 5, 2017- The moment has arrived that race fans have been waiting for all off season. The calendar say March and that signifies the opening of Big Diamond Speedway in Forestville. The unofficial start to the season begins Monday, March 13 with the mall show which will now be  held at the Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville. The week-long show will conclude on Fri., March 17 and on that night, there will be driver interviews…

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DIRTcar Racing Membership Required for All Sanctioned Events

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All Division Drivers Must Have A DIRTcar License To Participate And Receive Benefits Press Release By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - March 3, 2017 - Starting with the first events of 2017, any participants of a DIRTcar-sanctioned event will be required to hold a DIRTcar Racing membership. Any division without a 100 percent membership participation will be at risk of violating the sanction agreement and suspension of the sanction by DIRTcar Racing. A one-week temporary membership (for the traveling racer) will be accepted provided the driver completes the full application. However,…

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DRIVER INCENTIVES CONTINUE AGAIN FOR 2017 RACING SEASON AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY

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THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FREE PIT PASSES TO BE GIVEN AWAY THROUGH THE WEEKLY “TRAVELERS PROGRAM”. Press Release By: FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM KIRKWOOD, NY.- March 3, 2017- The 67th consecutive year of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway is quickly approaching.  The opening day event tagged “March Madness” will take place on Saturday, March 25th.  A number of season long race team incentives will again be available for the 2017 racing season.  The full season schedule is being released this weekend at the annual Mike & Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks Oakdale…

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Motorsports Expo Kicks Off 2017 Season For Brewerton And Fulton Speedways

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Motorsports Expo Kicks Off 2017 Season For Brewerton And Fulton Speedways Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – March 2, 2017 - As the calendar rushes towards spring, all attention turns to the new racing season that’s just around the corner. The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways will have a presence at the 31st annual Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds March 11-12 in the Center Of Progress Building. Speedway representatives will be on hand to answer questions you might have about the exciting upcoming season. The long-awaited schedules will be released…

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Almost Show Time For Dirt Track Heroes Event

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ASSOCIATE SPONSORS JOIN FORCES WITH 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW MARCH 5-11 Story By: BOB MILLER / DIRT TRACK HEROS SHOW MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Phillipsburg NJ.- March 1, 2017- The clock is ticking and the event staff of the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to work feverishly in preparing for another great event as it all comes together when the past, present and future of auto racing roll in to Phillipsburg, New Jersey. While there is still some finishing touches to be added the show, The…

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King of Dirt Racing Series Announces Title Sponsor for 2017

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Title Sponsor Again in 2017; Dean’s And Dodson Also Back 2017 Sportsman Season Story By: ROB HAZER / KING OF DIRT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- February 28, 2017- Every great story ever read has begun with a strong title. In 2017 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will again title the story of a championship battle to claim the King Of Dirt Racing crown and the DIRTcar East Region throne. To present such an epic story are Dean’s Electrical Service and Dodson Construction who will also support KOD Sportsman racing this summer. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Albany Division is owned and…

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NYSSCA Honors Van Pelt; Readies For A New Chapter In Racing

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New York State Stock Car Association Honors Van Pelt With Lifetime Achievement Award Story By: STEVE OVENS / WOODHULL RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Woodhull, N.Y. – February 28, 2017- Westfield, Pennsylvania’s Billy Van Pelt has accomplished everything a driver can in a Modified on the High Banks of the Woodhull Raceway.  The younger brother of another Small Block Modified legend in Curt Van Pelt, Billy was the star that wasn’t necessarily destined for greatness on dirt early in his career. But a shot to drive a Modified owned by his father was all ‘The Deuce’ needed to…

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Last Day In Florida

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Last Day In Florida  Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Well today is the final day of the DirtCar Nationals. We started out our final morning by waking up at 8:00 AM and dad and I went over to Burger King to get some breakfast,then decided to head on over to the track around 9:00 AM. We made a pit stop to Walmart jus too pick up a couple things for the day.  When we got to the track we started working on the car to see what was wrong from the night before. Come to find out it was just…

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Friesen Eyes Georgetown Opener; Hopes To Build Off 2016 Success At Delaware Oval

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Stewart Friesen Plans First Northeast Dirt-Track Start Saturday, March 11 At Georgetown Speedway Story By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM GEORGETOWN, DE –February 26, 2017-  Stewart Friesen has a full slate of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing on his plate in 2017. But that doesn’t mean he will leave the dirt tracks behind. Friesen plans his first Northeast dirt track start on Saturday, March 11 at Georgetown Speedway in the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial race. The 33-year-old Sprakers, N.Y., driver will tackle the Sussex County half-mile oval in the Halmar International-backed No.…

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Hearn Double Dips at DIRTcar Nationals

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Grabs the DIRTcar Nationals Finale and Championship Story By: MANDEE PAUCH / SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 26, 2017-  2017 - Brett 'The Jet' Hearn picked up his tenth DIRTcar Nationals victory with the Super DIRTcar Series at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. The veteran driver from Sussex, N.J. took the lead from the start and never looked back to take the $5,000 payday in the 40-lap finale, also staking claim to the DIRTcar Nationals championship. "The guys at the Madsen Overhead Door shop are going to have to build…

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Haers Holds Off Sheppard And Claims DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Brings Home The First Gator Of The Week For The Super DIRTcar Series Story By: MANDEE PAUCH /SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 25, 2017 – The hot shoe out of Phelps, N.Y., Justin Haers, picked up his second career DIRTcar Nationals victory after holding off the 22nd starter, Matt Sheppard in Friday night’s 30-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature event at Volusia Speedway Park. “We had a really good car from the drop of the green,” Haers said in Victory Lane. “It seemed like I’d get in the wrong part of the…

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Hoffman 60 Over Special Kicks Off Bridgeport Season

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY TO HONOR DOUG HOFFMAN WITH SEASON OPENER Story By: KOLBY RAMEY / BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsbore NJ.- February 24, 2017- In just a few short weeks, the Bridgeport Speedway will honor one of its own when the Fifth Annual 60 Over Special | Doug Hoffman Memorial Weekend opens the 2017 season on the 5/8th mile speedway. Many credit Doug Hoffman for the resurgence of the Bridgeport Speedway. The four time track champion took over the reins for the 2012 speedway.  After meeting with track owner, Brian Ramey, it was clear that Doug…

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A Rainy Day In Florida

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A Rainy Day In Florida Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Joey Liquori & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com We slept in a little this morning. Dad and I got up around 9:00 AM. We both got showered and we headed over to Burger King to get some light breakfast. After we had some breakfast we talked to our crew guys to see what the plan is for the day.  It started raining about 10:00 AM, so we just hung out at the hotel for a little bit to watch it rain and see what happens. We took a ride over to the Harley shop to…

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Practice Day

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Practice Day Story & Photos By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com The day is finally here. It is practice day at the Dirt Car Nationals.  We started our morning by waking up in Brunswick, Georgia at 8 AM. Like I said in my last blog post we had a flat tire on the trailer and had to stop at a motel. When we up got up and we were rolling and went over to the tire service center. Shout out to J & J tire service for having the tires we needed and getting us fixed.  After about an hour at the tire shop we got…

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‘The Kid’ Says Show Me The Money

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Pauch to Pursue Money Tour; Paying Tribute to Late Father Story By: MANDEE PAUCH / BILLY PAUCH RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DLAESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Frenchtown NJ.- February 22, 2017- The veteran driver out of Frenchtown, N.J., Billy ‘The Kid’ Pauch, has his sights set on bigger and better things this upcoming season, as he will be pursuing what will be called the ‘Money Tour.’ The 59-year-old kingpin has over 720 career wins and several track championships. As Pauch looks forward to his 43rd year in racing, his plans for 2017 will be different from years past. Rather than racing…

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On The Road To Volusia With Horton

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The Trip Down South Story By: HUNTER HORTON / RACERSGUIDE.COM  Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Barbersville Fla. - February 21,  2017- Well it's that time of year again where all the big time racers and race teams make the haul to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.  Dad myself and the crew decided to make the long tow down south. This is the first time that I ever made the trip down with my dad and the crew. Also it has been 2 years since Dad raced down there. We decided to head out 7 AM on Monday morning.…

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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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