Dirt Modifieds

Increased Super DIRTcar Series Purses, New Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Highlight DIRTcar Promoters Meetings

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Increased Super DIRTcar Series Purses, New Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Highlight DIRTcar Promoters Meetings Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff SYRACUSE, NY – November 17, 2019 – DIRTcar Racing track promoters from across the Northeast came together Saturday morning in advance of the DIRTcar Night of Champions to establish the foundation and direction for the 2019 racing season under new Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Northeast Director Dean Reynolds. DIRTcar’s mission statement is to continue leading the way in competition, safety and professionalism. Among the key moments from the meeting with more 50 promoters and…

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Pauch Racing 2018 Season in Review

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Pauch Racing 2018 Season in Review Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – November 15, 2018 – The Pauch Racing team showed plenty of speed this season collecting 15 wins, 40 top-fives, and 64 top-tens this season. “We were definitely better than last year,” said Billy Pauch Sr. Pauch Sr. devoted his Saturday nights at Bridgeport Speedway with his K&A Excavating No.1 Big Block Modified. “We were in the hunt for the win every night,” he said. “It felt good for a change. I was hoping to do better with the points, but we had…

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Heinke-Baldwin Racing 2018 Season in Review

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  Heinke-Baldwin Racing 2018 Season in Review Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – November 15, 2018 – The Heinke-Baldwin race team produced a strong season in 2018. Together, the team earned nine wins, 51 top-fives and 87 top-10s in 121 races. Their consistency shined bright with six top-10 point finishes, two of which were two top-five point finishes on the Super DIRTcar Series. Jimmy Phelps and the no.98h team had a successful season at their weekly home tracks. “We got off to a good start at Brewerton,” he said. “The track started off heavy…

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Fonda Speedway Set for Return to Prominence in 2019

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Fonda Speedway Set for Return to Prominence in 2019 with New Promotions, Reduced Admission & Increased Pay Structures Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – Since 1953, the legendary Fonda Speedway has played host to the Northeast’s most talented competitors and passionate fans. For 2019, the ‘Track of Champions’ is poised for a return to prominence. With a new management team under the BD Motorsports Media LLC promotion, Fonda Speedway launches into the ’19 campaign with reduced admission, special events and larger purse structures. It’s truly a ‘win-win-win’ for supporters of the Montgomery County half-mile…

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Big Diamond Speedway presents 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

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Big Diamond Speedway presents 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Syder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley would like to pay their blessings forward once again this Thanksgiving season with their 6th annual turkey giveaway. All you need to do is send an email to smulleyracing@gmail.com and briefly describe how this gesture would help you or someone you know this holiday season. Once again, Jake and Jasmine would like to acknowledge those who contributed to making Big Diamond Speedway a success. We look forward to a great…

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Short Track Super Series Enjoys Banner 2018 Season: Average Modified Car Count Of 43.7, Six First-Time Winners

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Short Track Super Series Enjoys Banner 2018 Season: Average Modified Car Count Of 43.7, Six First-Time Winners Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – By all accounts, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco enjoyed a banner year in 2018. From March through October, the series provided fans with excitement across four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – while racers competed for the most lucrative monetary offerings since the series’ inception in 2014 as Sunoco Race Fuels and distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., sweetened the pot.…

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Buzz Chew Racing and Mike Mahaney Part Ways

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  Buzz Chew Racing and Mike Mahaney Part Ways Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com KING FERRY, NY - November 10, 2018 - In racing as in life, in time all good things come to an end. After three seasons together, Buzz Chew Racing and Mike Mahaney have agreed to part ways. “I can’t thank Buzz Chew enough for everything he has put into the team over the last three years,” Mahaney said. Buzz Chew Racing decided to make the transition from asphalt to dirt and elected Mahaney to be their first dirt driver. Mahaney, the King Ferry,…

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HBR Racing Recap 11/6/18

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HBR Racing Recap 11/6/18 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – November 6, 2018 – The Heinke-Baldwin race team closed out their 2018 season with both teams producing two top-five finishes in the the Super DIRTcar Series point standings. This past weekend the team made the trek south for their final race weekend of the season at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. On hand Thursday was a full day of qualifying for the Big Block Modifieds where they qualified for both Friday and Saturday’s portion of the World Finals.…

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Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available!

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Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available! Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Minersville, PA - If you need that perfect gift for a special race fan this Christmas, a 2019 Big Diamond Speedway season pass is the ultimate gift that will literally keep on giving! Not only will the season pass holder receive free admission into EVERY race of 2019, we will also include a reserved seat for every event on the 2019 schedule! The 2019 season will kick off with two free-to-the-public practice…

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New Egypt Speedway Plans December 8th Roundtable Meetings With All Race Teams

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New Egypt Speedway Plans December 8th Roundtable Meetings With All Race Teams Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway has scheduled its annual roundtable discussions with all of their weekly race teams for Saturday December 8th, 2018 at the New Egypt Firehouse located at 59 Main Street in New Egypt. The meeting times will take place as follows: Street Stocks 12PM-1PM 4-Cylinders 1PM-2PM Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars 2PM-3PM Crate Modifieds 3PM-4PM Sportsman 4PM-5PM Modifieds 5PM-6:30PM Speedway management is asking that only the driver and car owner be present due to…

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Accord Speedway Set To Host Post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ Saturday, November 24

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  Accord Speedway Set To Host Post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ Saturday, November 24 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – Eat Thanksgiving dinner with the family, we’ll provide the dirt-track dessert. On Saturday, November 24, the curtain comes down on the Northeast outdoor season in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Accord Speedway, the quarter-mile clay oval operated by Gary and Donna Palmer, plays host to the ‘Gobbler’ season finale for the sixth consecutive year. The ‘Gobbler’ is an annual post-Thanksgiving co-promotion involving the Palmer family and BD Motorsports Media LLC. The headline event, of course, is…

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242 Drivers, 575 Tire Certificates, $51,450 Point Fund – American Racer Cup Wins With Weekly Racers

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242 Drivers, 575 Tire Certificates, $51,450 Point Fund – American Racer Cup Wins With Weekly Racers Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Winning with the weekly racer. It’s been the moniker of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco since its inception nine years ago. In 2018, the mission statement never rang truer. This year, 242 Modified and Sportsman drivers registered to participate in the ‘home-track’ American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco representing 14 speedways across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. During the course of the 2018 campaign, program backers American…

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Fuller is Sheppard’s Kryptonite In Charlotte Thriller

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Tim Fuller Stuns the 2018 Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard with Late Race Pass for Win Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – November 3, 2018 - Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY won the battle and Matt Sheppard won the war. With just a handful of laps the 2018 Mohawk International Speedway Champion tracked Sheppard down and made the pass for the World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by Cam-Am 40-lap Feature win. Matt Sheppard crossed the finish line second as the newly crowned 2018 Super DIRTcar Series Champion. The…

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Hearn Lights the Afterburners at the World Finals

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Brett “The Jet” Hearn Lights the Afterburners at the World Finals Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Serie Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – November 3, 2018 – The first 40-lap World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am Feature race went to Brett The Jet Hearn. Hearn worked his way into second, and then benefited from a flat right rear tire on Matt Sheppard. Incredibly Sheppard passed most of the field and managed a third-place finish. Hard-Charger Tim McCreadie started twenty-fifth and finished runner-up to The Jet. The race suffered a high rate of attrition as the day-time track…

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World Finals Wraps up Seasons for the Big Three on Dirt this Weekend at Charlotte

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Three-Day World Finals Wraps up Seasons for the Big Three on Dirt this Weekend at Charlotte Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – October 30, 2018 —The World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am will kick off this week at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, determining the champions for the three premier dirt racing series in the country: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car and Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. More than $250,000 in prizes will be presented at the Dirt Track at Charlotte this weekend for the World…

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Mother Nature Ends Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend At Georgetown Speedway

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Mother Nature Ends Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend At Georgetown Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS GEORGETOWN, DE – Despite the best efforts of track crew and management, the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend at Georgetown Speedway fell to the weather. On Saturday, forecasters called for clearing throughout the afternoon and evening. A heavy mist stayed over the speedway and didn’t allow for racing. As a result, the entire weekend’s program was slated to run on Sunday with hot laps scheduled at 10 a.m. Track crews worked the Georgetown clay until midnight to prepare for the Sunday doubleheader. Once again, Mother Nature had other ideas.…

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All Systems Are A Go For New Egypt Speedway In 2019; No Major Changes Planned

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All Systems Are A Go For New Egypt Speedway In 2019; No Major Changes Planned Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The 2018 season is hardly over and plans are already underway for the 2019 season at New Egypt Speedway. A 2019 schedule has already begun being drafted, with minimal changes. All weekly divisions (Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders) will be back in action again next season in roughly the same capacity as they did in 2018. Speedway management has already started fielding calls from…

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GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES REVISED WEEKEND SCHEDULE – MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

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GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES REVISED WEEKEND SCHEDULE – MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP Due to the coastal storm moving in on Friday, Georgetown Speedway has announced a revised schedule for Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. Please review carefully. Questions should be directed to the speedway line at 302.563.4896 only! Saturday, October 27 2 p.m. – Pit Gates Open 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open 4:50 p.m. – Track Run-In & MASS 305 Sprint Car Motor Heat followed by Hot Laps Delmarva Chargers Delaware Super Trucks MASS 305 Sprint Cars Small-Block Modifieds Super Late Models STSS Crate 602 Sportsman STSS Modified (timed) Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars…

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HBR Racing Recap – ESW

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HBR Racing Recap 10/23/18 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – October 23, 2018 – This past weekend the HBR team made the trip to Orange County Fair Speedway for the 57th Annual Eastern States Weekend in Middletown, NY. Friday afternoon kicked off Eastern States Weekend with time trials for the Big Block Modifieds. “I thought how early we went out, we timed really well, considering,” said Jimmy Phelps. “Towards the tail end, the track picked up speed and we fell back to eighth.” Phelps’ time lined him up on the pole…

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Friesen $40,000 Richer Following Eastern States 200 Win

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Friesen $40,000 Richer Following Eastern States 200 Win Story By: Frank Catizone/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – It was a real family affair in victory lane at the Orange County Fair Speedway yesterday afternoon as Stewart Friesen and his young family celebrated his second Eastern States 200 championship before a packed house. Friesen and his racing wife Jessica, who became the first women ever to qualify for this prestigious race, were all smiles as their young son Parker waved the checkered flag in triumphant fashion following his father’s $40,000 victory. “I couldn’t…

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Hearn Handed Eastern States 100 Win After Friesen Light At Scales

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Hearn Handed Eastern States 100 Win After Friesen Light At Scales Story By Frank Catizone/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Dan Demarco/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Much of the drama during Eastern States Weekend the past few seasons has centered around modified racing stars Brett Hearn and Stewart Friesen. Both drivers have treated the Orange County Fair Speedway to some exciting moments with their driving styles on the track as well as some unlikely outcomes at the scales during their post-race inspections. Hearn, the winningest driver in OCFS history, was stripped of a win two years ago when he didn’t make…

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GODOWN ROCKETS TO VICTORY LANE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY’S ALL STAR CUP

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GODOWN ROCKETS TO VICTORY LANE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY’S ALL STAR CUP Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (October 21, 2018) – At New Egypt Speedway’s All Star Cup, Ryan Godown rocketed to victory lane in the Modified feature. The Hammer Sportsman main event was captured by Art Liedl. Johnny Bangs topped the field in the Crate Modified feature while Rich Mellor took top honors in the main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. As the 60-lap Modified feature got underway, Jimmy Horton grabbed the lead with…

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Gular Tops 77-Car Field For OCFS ‘Hard Clay Finale’ $10,250 Payday; Decker STSS North Region Champion

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  Mike Gular Tops 77-Car Field For OCFS ‘Hard Clay Finale’ $10,250 Payday; Billy Decker STSS North Region Champion Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Second verse, better than the first. In May, Pennsylvania small-block standout Mike Gular made his first-career start at the legendary Orange County Fair Speedway, finishing a respectable 11th. On Thursday, Gular returned for the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to kick off Eastern States Weekend and fared better – much better. Gular, of Boyertown, Pa., upset a stacked field to win the Halmar International North Region…

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An All-Star Will Be Made In 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout At New Egypt Speedway This Saturday

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An All-Star Will Be Made In 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout At New Egypt Speedway This Saturday October 20th Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – This Saturday’s 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout at the New Egypt Speedway is shaping up to be one of its best yet. It’ll be a barnburner for the Mighty Modifieds as the Small Block Modifieds take on the Big Block Modifieds once again in a 60-Lap shootout that pays $6,000 to win and $400 just to start the main event. See New Egypt Speedway regulars…

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Decker, Perrego, Williamson, Sheppard & Gular Enter OCFS With Short Track Super Series North Title Hopes Thursday

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  Decker, Perrego, Williamson, Sheppard & Gular Enter OCFS With Short Track Super Series North Title Hopes Thursday Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – It’s ‘title time’ for the Halmar International North Region of Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. This Thursday night (October 18) at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ will decide the 2018 STSS Halmar International North Region $12,500 champion. Five drivers enter the Legendary House of Power with a shot at the crown assuming Decker takes the green…

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Williamson Preserved His Right Rear Tire to Win the Loud & Dirty Brand Northeast Fall Nationals Bullringer 110

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Mat Williamson Preserved His Right Rear Tire to Win the Loud & Dirty Brand Northeast Fall Nationals Bullringer 110 Story & Photo By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series BROCKVILLE, ON – October 13, 2018 – Mat Williamson made his right rear tire last 110 laps to win the DIRTcar 358 Modified Tour finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Erick Rudolph lead most of the Bullringer 110 until with only five laps to go, his right rear tire gave up under caution. Williamson inherited the lead and brought the no. 6 to Victory Lane. Tim Fuller benefited from a last-lap flat tire on…

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Richest-Ever Single-Day Set For Short Track Super Series Thursday, October 18 At Orange County Fair Speedway

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Richest-Ever Single-Day Set For Short Track Super Series Thursday, October 18 At Orange County Fair Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – The richest single day in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco takes place this Thursday, October 18. STSS Modifieds hit the track at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., Thursday night for the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ looking to capture the lion’s share of a purse totaling $49,225. Yes, $49,225 for a single-day, 50-lap event! The ’18 edition of the ‘Hard…

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WATT OVERCOMES A TRAFFIC JAM TO WIN THUNDER FIRST

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RYAN WATT OVERCOMES A TRAFFIC JAM TO WIN THUNDER FIRST; WHITMOYER AND SMITH CLAIM SPORTSMAN AND SPRINT CAR WINS Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Jim Brown & George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 13, 2018) – It was a chilling fall night of racing when Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt scored the victory in the twenty-first running of the Modified Traffic Jam, the season finale of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at Grandview Speedway Saturday night. Watt has been haunted from winning a Thunder show for years, so how appropriate that his first win…

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Watt Lights Up Port Royal Speedway For Short Track Super Series Victory

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Brandon Grosso Steals The Show, But Ryan Watt Lights Up Port Royal Speedway For Short Track Super Series Victory Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA – The ‘Speed Palace’ lived up to the hype on Friday night. So did Ryan Watt. Port Royal Speedway hosted the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds for the first time and the ‘Electric Company’ Watt shined the brightest in a 40-lap thriller. Watt prevailed after young Brandon Grosso stole the show for much of the main. Boyertown, Pa.’s Watt,…

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Rudolph Keeps Championship Hopes Alive with Win at Brockville

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Erick Rudolph Keeps Championship Hopes Alive with Win at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s Northeast Fall Nationals Story By: Joe Grabianowski/SuperDIRTcar Series Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BROCKVILLE, ON – October 12, 2018 - Erick Rudolph roared to Victory Lane at the Loud & Dirty Brand Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Speedway and closed the gap on Championship Points leader Matt Sheppard going into the Can-Am Off-Road World of Outlaws World Finals. Peter Britten remained red hot with a second-place finish coming off his Camping World 150 win and third place in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Speedway’s NAPA Super DIRT…

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No Changes At Brewerton & Fulton For 2019

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  Big Block Modifieds continue as Brewerton Speedway Headliner, Small Block Modifieds a Fulton Speedway staple again in 2019 Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com Baldwinsville, NY - As the successful 2018 racing season is now in the rear-view mirror, management of the Brewerton Speedway and Fulton Speedway are pleased to announce the 2019 weekly divisions to give competitors a jump on their plans for the 2019 racing season. Brewerton Speedway will again host the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds as the headline division in 2019, with DIRTcar 358-Modifieds mixing in at a…

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Super DIRTcar Series Makes its Final Trip North of the Border in 2018 Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville

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The Super DIRTcar Series Makes its Final Trip North of the Border in 2018 for the Loud & Dirty Brand Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Speedway Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – September 27, 2018 – Many consider Brockville Speedway one of the most exciting bullrings in North America. Pair that with the best Big-Block Modified drivers in the Northeast and Canada, and you are guaranteed to have a thrilling event. Drivers and teams have just come off of another successful NAPA Super DIRT Week, and the points chase is narrowing down. The…

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6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout Set For Saturday October 20th At New Egypt

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6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout Set For Saturday October 20th At New Egypt Speedway Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway’s final race of the 2018 season will be held on Saturday night October 20th and a big one it will be, the 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout. The Modifieds will do battle in a 60-Lap shootout paying $6,000 to the winner and $400 just to start the event. Watch as expected invaders include Pennsylvania’s Jeff Strunk, Frank Cozze, and Duane Howard take on NES regulars that include…

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Two Full Days of Auto Racing At Georgetown Speedway October 26-27 With Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

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Two Full Days of Auto Racing At Georgetown Speedway October 26-27 With Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The curtain will come down on the 2018 season Friday-Saturday October 26-27 with two huge days of racing at Georgetown Speedway. The third annual Mid-Atlantic Championship weekend features a plethora of auto racing on the Sussex County half-mile oval. Over the two days, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds, Super Late Models, Small-Block Modifieds, STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, RUSH Late Models, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Southern Delaware…

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HBR Racing Recap 10/10/18

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  HBR Racing Recap 10/10/18 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – October 10, 2018 – The Heinke-Baldwin race team kicked off the week on a strong note at the 47th Annual NAPA Super DIRT Week and decided to take a gamble come Sunday afternoon during the prestigious 200 at Oswego Speedway. “I couldn’t have been happier with our car right out of the box,” Phelps said. “Fortunately, we’ve been onto some really good stuff, so we didn’t need to stray from our normal baseline too far.” Phelps was fast right off…

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Port Royal Speedway Set To Host Short Track Super Series Modifieds This Friday Night For ‘Speed Showcase’

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  Port Royal Speedway Set To Host Short Track Super Series Modifieds This Friday Night For ‘Speed Showcase’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA – The much-anticipated return of the Modifieds to Port Royal Speedway takes place this Friday, October 12. The ‘Speed Showcase’ features Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds making their first-ever appearance on the ‘Speed Palace’ half-mile oval. Modifieds have not hit the track at Port Royal in more than 30 years, contributing to this much-anticipated return. STSS Modified competitors race 40 laps for $5,000…

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HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW THIS SATURDAY

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HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 8, 2018) . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill finale will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 13. A Spooktacular event returns to the "haunted hill" with the 21st running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and…

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Lightning Strikes For Wight At Oswego

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Larry Wight on Top of the World at NAPA Super DIRT Week Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY – October 7, 2018 – Gypsum Racing driver Lightning Larry Wight pulled off a late-race pass on veteran driver Jimmy Phelps and held off the five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen for the $50,000 pay day. Jimmy Phelps gambled on racing the entire Billy Whittaker Cars 200 without stopping for fuel or tires. Wight's lap 73 pit stop equipped him with fresh tires, which shot him to the top of the…

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Last-Lap Pass Puts Bachetti In Thunder Mountain Short Track SuperNationals Victory Lane

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Last-Lap Pass Puts Andy Bachetti In Thunder Mountain Short Track SuperNationals Victory Lane, Becomes 11th “Working Man’s Race” Winner Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com CENTER LISLE, NY – For the 11th consecutive edition, the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals produced a new winner. Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti utilized a last-lap pass to put his name on the list of ‘Working Man’s Race’ champions Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway, annexing the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event in dramatic fashion. The SuperNationals was held at Thunder Mountain for the first time in its history with two days…

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Batman Thaws Out Mr. Freeze At Oswego

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Batman Gambles and Wins $20,000 Story By: DIRTcar Racing Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY – October, 6, 2018 - Batman Peter Britten took advantage of the new competition pit stop to win the Camping World 150 for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. Giving up his top 10 running position on track, Britten came down pit road on lap 100 to take fuel and a new right rear tire and then drove from position 22 to the lead to collect the $20,000 check. "This feeling is just awesome," Britten said. "We learned last year that you have to make sure your…

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The Top 30 Starters in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 are Set

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The Top 30 Starters in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 are Set Story By: DIRTcar Racing Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY – October 5, 2018 – The Gander Outdoors Friday Night Lights Triple 30s brought the huge crowd to their feet with fantastic drives from winners Peter Britten, Danny Johnson, and Gary Lindberg. Graham Motorsports won two out of the three qualifiers making them the hot team of the weekend. NAPA Super DIRT Week surprise Gary Lindberg timed in the Top 6 and went on to win his 30-lap qualifier. Peter Britten is looking to redeem his last lap…

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First 15 Rows Set for Camping World 150

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First 15 Rows Set for Camping World 150 Story By Rob Knowles/DIRTcar Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 5, 2018 — The DIRTcar 358 Modified teams battled for three $1,000 top prizes in the Gander Outdoors Friday Night Lights Triple 25s. In addition to the first-place cash, drivers were fighting for a starting spot in Saturday’s Camping World 150. Starting lineups for the 25 lap qualifiers were determined by the Time Trial results from earlier Friday afternoon. Triple 25 #1 Tim Fuller started on the pole and collected the checkered flag in the first 25-lap qualifier for the…

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Top Six Big-Block Modifieds are Locked in on Fast Times

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Top Six Big-Block Modifieds are Locked in on Fast Times Story By: DIRTcar Racing Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY – Oct. 5, 2018 – The Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series took Hot Laps and Time-Trials today to lock in the Top 6 starting positions and found out what their cars have for the 5/8-mile Oswego Speedway. The Baldwinsville Bandit Jimmy Phelps took the Teo Pro Car Pole Award with a time of 21.233. Jimmy Phelps was happy to be at the top, but he and his team are in it for the long haul. "In practice we…

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Lightning Larry Picks Up Brewerton Win With Late Pass

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Wight Bookends Brewerton's Hurricane 100 Story By: Robby Knowles/DIRTcar Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. – Larry Wight picked up the victory in the Hurricane 100 358-Modified Series event at Brewerton Speedway as a part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII. Wight took advantage of Steve Bernier's lap-98 miscue in turn two and drove on to win the 100-lap main event. A full field of 30 cars were led to the green flag by Wight and Michael Parent. Wight got the advantage on the outside and would go on to lead the first 35 laps. After a…

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Dave Marcuccilli Title Contender With Brewerton Win

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Dave Marcuccilli Title Contender With Brewerton Win Story By: Bill Foley/DIRTcar Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com Entering Brewerton Speedway's Hurricane 100 night of racing Dave Marcuccilli was 33 points behind Brad Rouse in the chase for the Mr. Dirt crown. With Marcuccilli winning his second series event in as many nights that gap might have been trimmed down just a bit more. Standing alongside his car in the pits the winner said, "These two wins definitely allowed me to close in a lot on Brad (Rouse). Now we'll just have to see how Oswego goes as we prepare for next weekend…

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GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY PRESENTS THUNDER ON THE HILL HALLOWEEN PARTY

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  GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY PRESENTS THUNDER ON THE HILL HALLOWEEN PARTY, PLANS TRICK OR TREATS AND, 21ST ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM TO OFFER $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH AND $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN SATURDAY, OCT 13 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 4, 2018) . . . . Trick or Treat, a Halloween Parade, Ghostly Ghouls and the MODS at the MADHOUSE make up a big night of Spooktacular racing on the “haunted hill” of Grandview Speedway Saturday night, October 13 for the finale of the 29th season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder…

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Marcuccilli Masterful In Weedsport Dirt Week Opener

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Dave Marcuccilli Captures Weedsport Story By: Bill Foley/DIRTcar Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Dave Marcuccilli entered Wednesday nights' 30-lap Mr. DiRTcar Sportsman Tour event facing a serious challenge, but shortly after the bell tolled midnight, the veteran driver was celebrating on Victory Hill after edging out Kevin Root and Andrew Smith. Marcuccilli said, "I really needed to make up points coming into tonight. It hurt me this year as I didn't follow the region." And with point leader Brad Rouse running the final 10 laps with a left front flat and finishing ninth Marcuccilli hoped it was enough to help. The…

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Rudolph Runs During Weedsport Dirt Week Kick Off

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Rudolph: In Charge at Weedsport Speedway Story By: Robby Knowles/DIRTcar Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY – October 3, 2018 - Erick Rudolph scored his ninth career series victory in the NAPA Super DIRT Week Kickoff Party presented by Ferris St. Lawrence Radiology 358-Modified 100-lap main event at Weedsport Speedway Wednesday night. Tim Sears Jr. and Pat Ward rounded out the podium with strong finishes. With all the moisture put down in the last 48 hours, the track was fast and tricky as the cushion built up throughout the night. Pat Ward led the 31-car field to the green flag…

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WATT MAINTAINS HIS CROWN IN BRIDGEPORT’S THIRD ANNUAL KING OF THE BIG BLOCKS

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  WATT MAINTAINS HIS CROWN IN BRIDGEPORT'S THIRD ANNUAL KING OF THE BIG BLOCKS Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The scene was set for the third annual King of the Big Blocks sponsored by K&A Excavating and Spirit Auto Center. Jimmy Horton, the winningest driver in the history of the Bridgeport Speedway drew the pole for the start of the fifty lap main event. Ryan Godown, driver the Lincoln Auto Body No. 5, a car that Horton has won with at Bridgeport on many occasions, started on the outside pole. The two young guns - Matt…

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DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Set To Invade Brewerton Speedway Thursday, October 4

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  DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Set To Invade Brewerton Speedway Thursday, October 4 During Super DIRT Week XLVII Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BREWERTON, NY - All roads this Thursday night, October 4 will lead to the Brewerton Speedway when one of the most popular races during Oswego Speedway Super DIRT Week XLVII will take place. On the exciting race card will be the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series 26th Annual Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Hurricane 100 presented by SUNY Canton. Adding to the racing thrills, the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series will do battle on the…

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