Dirt Modifieds

Duane Howard Leads Georgetown Sunday Winners with $4,049 Small-Block Modified Triumph

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Duane Howard Leads Georgetown Sunday Winners with $4,049 Small-Block Modified Triumph Story By: Chris Moore/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder, Pete MacDonald & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Following the war of tire attrition that took place Saturday night, many drivers and fans wondered what Sunday afternoon would bring at Georgetown Speedway. The track crew at Georgetown answered the call and an outstanding daytime racing surface was prepared for the Sunday matinee, which had been postponed by rain from Friday night. Oley, Pa.’s Duane Howard and the Norm Hansell Motorsports team continued their affinity for the Georgetown oval, topping the…

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Stewart Friesen Survives 49-lap Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Marathon, Earning $6,949-Plus

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Test of Survival: Stewart Friesen Survives 49-lap Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Marathon, Earning $6,949-Plus Story By: Chris Moore/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – A field of 46 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds filled the Georgetown Speedway pit area on Saturday. After an event-filled 49-lap main event, Stewart Friesen survived for a $6,949 payday. Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., bested the 31-car field and a race of tire attrition to win the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial in front of a packed house at the Sussex County oval. Friesen edged rival Matt Sheppard…

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Georgetown Speedway Announces Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Schedule Change: Friday Moves to Sunday; Saturday Show Unaltered

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Georgetown Speedway Announces Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Schedule Change: Friday Moves to Sunday; Saturday Show Unaltered Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Georgetown Speedway management has announced a schedule change for the 2019 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend. Due to a high percentage of predicted rain on Friday afternoon and evening, speedway management has announced the Friday program will now take place on Sunday, March 17. The Saturday (March 16) portion of the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will go off as scheduled with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By…

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March Meltdown Set To Break The Ice On 2019 New Egypt Speedway Schedule March 23

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March Meltdown Set To Break The Ice On 2019 New Egypt Speedway Schedule March 23 Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway is ready to break the ice on its 2019 season with the March Meltdown next Saturday March 23rd. The March Meltdown will be highlighted by a 50-Lap Modified feature paying an ice cold $5,000 to win with $400 just to start the feature event. Regulars such as 2018 track champion David VanHorn, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown, Ryan Krachun, Brandon Grosso, TJ Lilly, John McClelland, Bryan…

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Burdick Ford Returns With A Major Presence At The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways In 2019

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Burdick Ford Returns With A Major Presence At The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways In 2019; Fulton Speedway Highbank Holdup Weekend April 26-27Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – The management of the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways is proud to welcome back Burdick Ford located at 3004 East Ave., Rt. 49 in Central Square as a continuing major marketing partner for the 2019 racing season. Beyond having a presence at the tracks on race nights, Burdick Ford will also be very involved in the Brewerton Speedway popular Jr. Fan Club. Each race night starting…

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THE BIG SHOW 11 – A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS CLASSIC!

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THE BIG SHOW 11 - A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS CLASSIC! 111 LAPS OF SPELLBINDING DIRT TRACK MODIFIED RACING Story By: John Snyder/Big Show XI Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (March 12)……..The Big Show 11, a 111-lap Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet, is set for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway located just north of Malta, New York. ”The Big Show 11 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make it a memorable evening of high speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the…

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Ronnie Johnson Raising The Bar In 2019

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Ronnie Johnson raising the bar in 2019 Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA –Ronnie Johnson doesn’t set preseason goals, and he doesn’t bother with establishing a bucket list. But, boy, the second generation driver would love to win a modified championship at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The 2018 racing season was a learning experience for Johnson, but if there’s something he’s always been, it’s a quick learner. For years, the son of legendary dirt track driver Jumpin’ Jack Johnson was behind the wheel of someone else’s car. For over a decade, he drove for Hall of Famers Alton…

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP IN 2020

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP IN 2020 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com It has never been a secret that a buyer was being sought for the Bridgeport Speedway. Following the death of Doug Hoffman, Ramey brought together Keith Hoffman, Dave Adams and Danny Serrano to form a management team to oversee the operation of the track, starting with the 2013 racing season. Kolby Ramey, Brian’s son, and later his daughter, Hali, became integral members of the team that would bring in the Bridgeport Speedway into the forefront of dirt track racing in the tri-state area.…

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VanHorn Celebrates $10,000 New Egypt Speedway Championship During Annual Night Of Champions

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VanHorn Celebrates $10,000 New Egypt Speedway Championship During Annual Night Of Champions Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – David VanHorn celebrated his first career New Egypt Speedway Modified Track Championship worth $10,000 this past Saturday night in front of a packed ballroom at the Clarion of Toms River. “If you look at some of the names that have won track champions at New Egypt, you have guys like Roger Laureno, Billy Pauch, Jimmy Horton and Frank Cozze. That’s some good company to be in”, said VanHorn. “The competition at New Egypt weekly…

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BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IS ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION WITH $7,500 TO WIN, $1,000 TO TAKE THE GREEN

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AGAIN THIS YEAR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IS ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION WITH $7,500 TO WIN, $1,000 TO TAKE THE GREEN; SPORTSMAN EARN $750 FOR WIN, $125 TO TAKE THE GREEN Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 9,2019 . . . Once again this year of the most talked about and most anticipated race events to be presented at Grandview Speedway is set to happen when the Second Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker Classic takes place on Saturday, April 6. The starting…

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Fulton Speedway Revamps Saturday Night Special During NAPA Super DIRT Week

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Fulton Speedway Revamps Saturday Night Special During NAPA Super DIRT Week New ‘Win and You’re In’ format pays $4,000-to-win, more than $22,000 up for grabs Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — March 7, 2019 — Fulton Speedway and DIRTcar Racing are stepping up the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified game for the annual “Win and You’re In” event during NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. For the past decade, Saturday night of “Racing’s Biggest Party” has featured a special Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified race to award the final starting position in…

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Teo-Pro Car Offers Fonda Speedway Perfect Attendance Chassis Giveaway for 2019

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Teo-Pro Car Offers Fonda Speedway Perfect Attendance Chassis Giveaway for 2019 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – Perfect attendance in Fonda Speedway’s open-wheel divisions will be rewarded in 2019. Teo-Pro Car and Fonda Speedway management have joined forces in a partnership that will reward a driver loyal to the ‘Track of Champions’ during the upcoming 2019 season. Competitors in the Sunoco Modified, Crate 602 Sportsman and Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman ranks with perfect attendance in their respective divisions will be entered into a year-end drawing to win a Teo-Pro car…

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Short Track Super Series & All-Tech Raceway Announce Partnership for February 2020 ‘Sunshine Swing’

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Short Track Super Series & All-Tech Raceway Announce Partnership for February 2020 ‘Sunshine Swing’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com LAKE CITY, FL – Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, welcome to Florida. For the first time ever, the Short Track Super Series will venture to the Sunshine State in 2020. Series director Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC and Wendell Durrance, promoter of All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., have reached an agreement for both the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman to compete at the half-mile oval next…

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Central NY Chevy Dealers to Present the Chevy Pavilion at Weedsport Speedway

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Central NY Chevy Dealers to Present the Chevy Pavilion at Weedsport Speedway Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (March 4, 2019) – Central NY Chevy Dealers are set to join Weedsport Speedway’s family of partners, presenting the Weedsport Speedway Chevy Pavilion. The Chevy Pavilion is an integral component of the overall track atmosphere at Weedsport Speedway, housing the speedway’s main concession stands as well as the popular ‘Sunday’s Ice Cream Parlor’ and the ‘Grind House’, featuring a variety of gourmet brewed coffee and baked goods. Weedsport Speedway’s concession menu continues to be hailed as one…

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After Confidence Building Thunder Mountain Victory, Danny Creeden Aims for 2019 Short Track Super Series Success

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After Confidence Building Thunder Mountain Victory, Danny Creeden Aims for 2019 Short Track Super Series Success Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com WURTSBORO, NY – One race can make a season. Just ask Danny Creeden. A supporter of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco since the series’ inception in 2014, Creeden was admittedly off his typical mark last season. Then, came the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ in September. When the STSS climbed Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., Creeden had both luck and speed. Despite a right-rear American Racer tire that…

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Georgetown Speedway 2019 Season Begins Saturday, March 9 with Open Practice

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Georgetown Speedway 2019 Season Begins Saturday, March 9 with Open Practice Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The much-anticipated 2019 season at Georgetown Speedway gets the green flag on Saturday, March 9. An Open Practice session is set for the progressively banked half-mile oval, providing racers with the opportunity to log laps and shake down equipment prior to the rich Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at the speedway on March 15-16. All divisions of race cars are welcome to participate in the March 9 Open Practice. Pit gates will be unlocked at 2 p.m. Track…

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Partners in Disruption: Fonda Speedway & DKM Team Up for 2019 ‘Black Flag Section’ Promotion

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Partners in Disruption: Fonda Speedway & DKM Team Up for 2019 ‘Black Flag Section’ Promotion Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – Partners in ‘disruption.’ Fonda Speedway’s new BD Motorsports Media LLC management team and DKM Fabrication have joined forces in a marketing partnership for the ‘Track of Champions’ 2019 season. Located within earshot of the speedway in Fultonville, N.Y., DKM is a movement and a 100-percent in-house racecar company that is disrupting the way dirt Modified chassis are designed and built. DKM leverages its advanced engineering knowledge and use of state-of-the-art technology to design…

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NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY READY TO START 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF AUTO RACING ACTION

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NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY READY TO START 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF AUTO RACING ACTION Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 1, 2019 . . . The auto racing season is almost here at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. For the 57th straight season the Rogers family operated one-third-mile, banked clay oval will present weekly Saturday night auto racing events along with a number of special events that will include a variety of different forms of auto racing.  On Saturday, March 23, the first of the special Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage…

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Asphalt Phemon Jessey Mueller Now A Star On Dirt

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Asphalt Phemon Jessey Mueller Now A Star On Dirt Story By: Tom Burrows Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – Imagine you’re the owner of a thoroughbred race horse. The horse takes a liking to turf and is racking up some impressive wins at a young age. But you know the big money and the prestige are in dirt track racing, so you switch surfaces. Everything you knew about turf racing is now out the window, and there’s a whole new learning curve. But, slowly and surely, the horse adapts to dirt, and finally gets back into the winner’s circle,…

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Spring Break Shootout Featuring Big and Small-Block Modifieds to Kick-off 2019 Season at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, April 14

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Spring Break Shootout Featuring Big and Small-Block Modifieds to Kick-off 2019 Season at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, April 14 Story By: John Tiff Jr/Utica Rome Speedway Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY – Even with the winter winds still blowing, the Utica-Rome Speedway is busy preparing for an ambitious 2019 season at the track. The full schedule is set to be released in the coming days, but as the details are finalized about the rest of our schedule start you planning now as the season is slated for Sunday, April 14 with the Spring Break Shootout. The Spring Break Shootout…

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Division Sponsors Return For 2019 As New Egypt Speedway Fields Continue To Grow

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Division Sponsors Return For 2019 As New Egypt Speedway Fields Continue To Grow Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.comNew Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway is gearing up for a busy season in 2019 and with that all 2018 division sponsors have indicated that they will be returning with fields that continue growing. In the newly named Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, returning veterans to the weekly New Egypt Speedway fold include defending track champion David VanHorn along with former track champions Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Godown as they take on perennial contenders Danny…

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Brewerton Speedway, 2019 Schedule Released

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Brewerton Speedway, 2019 Schedule Released Story By: Joe Grabianowski/DIRTcar Photos By: Mike Johnson & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Brewerton Speedway is one of the jewels of the robust Central New York racing scene. The high-banked ⅓ mile D-Shaped Dirt Demon has played stage to some of the best DIRTcar Northeast in history. Whether it’s the Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar 358 Modified Series or the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Big-Block Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds, the action is always at the highest level. On Friday, September 13, the Super DIRTcar Series drops in for the fifth…

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Lebanon Valley Speedway 2019 Schedule of Events

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Lebanon Valley Speedway 2019 Schedule of Events Provided By: Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH 2019 Warm-Ups | All Cars Welcome!! Spectators Are Free!! $15.00 Pit Fee Pit Gate Open @ 1:00pm | Warm-Ups From 4:00pm - 8:00pm SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH 67th Grand Season Opening L&M Motors & Sayer’s Auto Wrecking Present A $5000 TO WIN BERKSHIRE BANK MODIFIED EVENT All Weekly Divisions Plus Sportsman (No Small Block Modifieds) GA KIDS $2 - GA Adult $11 - RESERVED $13 - TOWER or ROOF $16 SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH Heavy Hauler & Sysco Present Opening Night For Small…

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Weedsport Speedway to Showcase Diverse Display During Syracuse Motorsports Expo

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Weedsport Speedway to Showcase Diverse Display During Syracuse Motorsports Expo Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (February 27, 2019) – Weedsport Speedway will unveil a truly diverse show display as part of the 33rd annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo held inside the Center of Progress Building within the New York State Fairgrounds on March 9-10. The back drop of the display will once again be anchored by the Weedsport Productions truck, which houses the speedway’s mobile production lab and will be the nervous center for a LIVE edition of Off Track TV during…

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Short Track Super Series Modifieds Are Back At Port Royal Speedway Sunday, March 24

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Short Track Super Series Modifieds Are Back At Port Royal Speedway Sunday, March 24 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA – Modifieds, the ‘Speed Palace’ is waiting for you. After a rousing debut at Port Royal Speedway last October, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco returns on Sunday, March 24 for the ‘Speed Showcase’ event. Port Royal plays host to Round No. 2 of the STSS Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central, a 40-lap big-block/small-block battle offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and…

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Expanding roster of 358 Modified drivers expected to call Big Diamond Speedway home in 2019

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Expanding roster of 358 Modified drivers expected to call Big Diamond Speedway home in 2019 Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The 2019 small block modified season at the Big Diamond Speedway is shaping up to be one for the history books. Promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have laid out a schedule for the mighty modifieds that is jam packed with many high paying events highlighted by the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” small block/big block race scheduled for Friday night April 19th and the annual season ending Coalcracker race this…

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Michael Storms Takes On New Challenge, Chasing Short Track Super Series 2019 North Region Title

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Michael Storms Takes On New Challenge, Chasing Short Track Super Series 2019 North Region Title Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com WURTSBORO, NY – A new challenge is on the horizon for Michael Storms in 2019. Storms, who earned the nickname ‘Kid Lightning’ during his Sportsman successes, later moved on to excel in the seat of both big- and small-block Modifieds. After taking some time off from the sport, Storms returned to racing close to his Wurtsboro, N.Y., home during recent seasons. Now, he’s ready to hit the road again. Storms has announced plans to…

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Montgomery County Office for Aging Signs as Fonda Speedway Limited Sportsman Divisional Sponsor

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Montgomery County Office for Aging Signs as Fonda Speedway Limited Sportsman Divisional Sponsor Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway FONDA, NY – The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. and NY Connects have entered into a marketing awareness agreement with Fonda Speedway. For the approaching 2019 season, the Fonda Speedway Limited Sportsman division will be presented by the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. The office takes naming rights for the division starting Saturday, April 20 with the annual ‘Track of Champions’ Season Opener. Based in Amsterdam, N.Y., the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. is…

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Anthony Perrego Chasing Short Track Super Series Championships with Brian Smith & Gary Simpson Teams

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Anthony Perrego Chasing Short Track Super Series Championships with Brian Smith & Gary Simpson TeamsStory By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Anthony Perrego has come oh-so-close to a Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco point title. This year, Perrego wants to put his name on the championship trophy. In 2018, the Middletown, N.Y., driver fell just two points shy of the STSS Halmar International North Region title to champion Billy Decker. It was his third runner-up point finish in the series’ five-year existence. The 24-year-old driver placed second in the ‘15…

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Pre-Season American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Tire Drawing Takes Place March 16

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Pre-Season American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Tire Drawing Takes Place March 16 Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – Free tires? Yes, it is true, courtesy of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco. The annual pre-season tire giveaway is coming up on March 16 for all drivers registered to that point in both the Modified and Sportsman programs. Four names will be drawn from both the Modified and Sportsman registrants during the pre-race drivers’ meeting at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. The drawing will be shown live on…

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Fonda Speedway, Fuccillo Automotive Group Announce ‘Huge’ Partnership

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Fonda Speedway, Fuccillo Automotive Group Announce ‘Huge’ Partnership: Fuccillo Title Sponsor of July 3 Firecracker, Mike Cole Memorial Victory Lane & Official Pace Truck Provider Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – It’s huge! Fonda Speedway and Fuccillo Automotive Group have joined forces in a multi-faceted partnership for the upcoming 2019 season at the legendary Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility which is fast approaching with Open Practice on Saturday, April 13 and the Season Opener Saturday, April 20. Victory Lane at the hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ is a destination racers aspire to reach. This season,…

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight – Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Albany-Saratoga Speedway is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Malta, NY, situated between Albany and historic horse racing hub Saratoga, NY. The track opened in 1965 and is currently owned by Howard Commander and operated by Lyle DeVore. Albany-Saratoga Speedway, or simply “Malta” to some, has featured some of the greatest drivers of all time to wheel a Big-Block Modified. And that’s just their weekly show. Special events like Brett Hearn’s Big Show are fan favorites at the Great Race Place. Last year,…

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Albany-Saratoga Schedule Released

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Albany-Saratoga Schedule Released Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY –The waiting game is finally over. No, Colin Kaepernick hasn’t signed with an NFL team, and major league baseball star Bryce Harper hasn’t put his name on the dotted line with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Albany-Saratoga Speedway 2019 schedule has been released! Speedway promoter Lyle DeVore has put together the most ambitious schedule in the 54-year history of the historic Malta track, and if there’s one underlying theme, it’s money. The schedule includes nine modified races that will pay in excess of $2,500 to the winner,…

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Stewart Friesen Takes $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals Finale, Wight Wins Gator Championship

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Stewart Friesen Takes $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals Finale, Wight Wins Gator Championship Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Alex & Helen Bruce & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – February 16, 2019 – After a breathless week of incredible Super DIRTcar Series action, Stewart Friesen held off Gypsum Racing teammates Larry Wight and Billy Decker to win the 50-lap DIRTcar Nationals finale. On a green-white-checkered finish Friesen almost gave away the victory when he scraped the wall in turns one and two, allowing Wight enough room to surge ahead, but a caution for a spinning car reset the field and…

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DESIGN FOR VISION/SUNGLASS CENTRAL ARE TITLE SPONSORS OF BRIDGEPORT’S 3/8TH MILE TRACK IN 2019

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DESIGN FOR VISION/SUNGLASS CENTRAL ARE TITLE SPONSORS OF BRIDGEPORT'S 3/8TH MILE TRACK IN 2019 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway is pleased to announce that the Manning family's Design for Vision Opticians and Sunglass Central businesses will again be the title sponsors for Bridgeport's 3/8 mile track.  It was Donald Manning, Sr. who started the optical business, learning his trade in the military as well as in the labs of New York City.  The Manning patriarch opened the first Design for Vision location in February of 1955 in Morrisville.  Some twenty years later, the Langhorne location was…

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‘Hard Clay Open’ Kicks Off Orange County Fair Speedway Season Sunday, April 7; Kenny Tremont Files First Entry

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‘Hard Clay Open’ Kicks Off Orange County Fair Speedway Season Sunday, April 7; Kenny Tremont Files First Entry Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – With $11,919 up for grabs to win the 50-lap main event, drivers from across the Northeast have circled Sunday, April 7 at Orange County Fair Speedway on their calendars. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ gives competitors 47,219 reasons to invade the Legendary House of Power for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region opener. The 100th anniversary kickoff at OCFS will pay drivers handsomely. The STSS big-block/small-block…

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Runner-up Sheppard Takes Big Gator Points Lead

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Runner-up Sheppard Takes Big Gator Points Lead Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photo By: Alex & Helen Bruce BARBERVILLE, FL – February 15, 2019 – If the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals truly sets the tone for the rest of season, then Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified fans are in for a banner year. Friday night’s third round of the quest for the Big Gator at Volusia Speedway Park was captured by Gypsum Racing’s No. 99L Lightning Larry Wight, who thrilled the crowd by blasting around the high-side of the track no matter how little cushion was left to lean on.…

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Short Track Super Series Continues to Raise the Bar with Lucrative Payouts Set for 2019

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Short Track Super Series Continues to Raise the Bar with Lucrative Payouts Set for 2019 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Since its inception in 2014, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has raised the bar for dirt Modified racing. That tradition continues for 2019. When the STSS was founded, a base purse structure of $25,170 was established paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green for all Modified events. This structure became a favorite among drivers and car owner for its balanced distribution throughout the…

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Sheppard on Top of Super-Powered Podium At Volusia

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Seven-Time Champion Matt Sheppard Passes Two Cars in One Corner for Round Two Win at the DIRTcar Nationals Seven-Time Champion Matt Sheppard Passes Two Cars in One Corner for Round Two Win at the DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photo By: George Smith BARBERVILLE, FL - February 14, 2019 – There was love for dirt racing in the air Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park on Valentine's Day as a huge crowd watched three super-powered heroes battle down to the wire for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds victory. Super Matt Sheppard, from Watertown, NY, triumphed over Mr. Freeze Stewart…

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Decker Christens Return to Gypsum Racing with a Win

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Billy Decker Christens Return to Gypsum Racing with a Win, Edges Out Teammate Larry Wight Story & Photo By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series BARBERVILLE, FL – February 13, 2019 – It took just one race for Billy Decker to return to his winning ways in the famous red No. 91 Gypsum Express Big-Block Modified, there was nothing easy about it on Wednesday night in DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Not only did Decker, of Unadilla, NY, hold off teammate and reigning NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Larry Wight, but he was forced to out-muscle legendary Billy Pauch to come away…

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Tracey Road Equipment Continues Strong Support For The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways Modified Division

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Tracey Road Equipment Continues Strong Support For The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways Modified Division Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways are proud to welcome back major marketing partner Tracey Road Equipment as the title sponsor of the DIRTcar Modifieds at both speedways for the 2019 racing season. With both tracks in the heart of DIRTcar country and less than a half hour apart, it’s an ideal Friday and Saturday night stop for both fans and racers alike. About Tracey Road Equipment Tracey Road Equipment is the premiere…

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DA’S AUTO BODY & REPAIR RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF BRIDGEPORT ROOKIE CLASS

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DA'S AUTO BODY & REPAIR RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF BRIDGEPORT ROOKIE CLASS Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photo By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway welcomes back DA's Auto Body & Repair as the title sponsors for the 2019 Rookie Division at the Logan Township facility. Dave Adams, owner/operator of DA's Auto Body & Repair, has supported this Rookie division from the beginning - even going back to Bridgeport's "Young Gun" program years ago. A former racer, himself, Adams knows the value the the Rookie program brings to these first time competitors. "That seat time with drivers of comparable experience…

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Fourteen Facilities Unite Under American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Banner for 2019 Season

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  Fourteen Facilities Unite Under American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Banner for 2019 Season Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – Fourteen facilities have united under the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco banner for the 2019 season. Drivers competing across four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – in the Modified and Sportsman divisions will challenge for $51,000-plus in cash and hundreds of tire certificates as part of the ’19 American Racer Cup sponsored by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance. The ’19…

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Short Track Super Series Crate 602 Sportsman Get a Raise for 2019, $1,500 to Win Minimum

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Short Track Super Series Crate 602 Sportsman Get a Raise for 2019, $1,500 to Win Minimum Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Crate 602 Sportsman teams, you’re getting a raise. Management of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco announced an increased purse structure for 2019 Crate 602 Sportsman events. All series races – in both the North and South Regions – will pay $1,500 to win. “Last season, we expanded our Short Track Super Series to include Crate 602 Sportsman and the support was tremendous,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo…

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$49 Per Lap Bolsters Melvin L. Joseph Memorial STSS Modified Event March 16 At Georgetown Speedway

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$49 Per Lap Bolsters Melvin L. Joseph Memorial STSS Modified Event March 16 At Georgetown Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – If a solid $6,949 to win for 49 laps wasn’t enough, the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at Georgetown Speedway has gotten more lucrative. Thanks to the Melvin L. Joseph Family of Companies, all of the race’s 49 laps will pay $49, a total of $2,401 in lap money added to the already generous purse structure of $29,789. The opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco…

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Whitwell, Haley, Gundaker, Green & Rupe bag Gators on Five-Star 15s Feature night

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Whitwell, Haley, Gundaker, Green & Rupe bag Gators on Five-Star 15s Feature night Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 8, 2019 — One of the most popular nights of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds is the Quad-15s Features Night. Due to the extremely high car counts throughout the week, the UMP Modifieds ran five features instead of the originally scheduled four during the fourth night of the DIRTcar Nationals at the fast half-mile, high-banked dirt oval of Volusia Speedway Park. The newly renamed Five-Star 15s saw five first…

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AUTO BODY SERVICES IS SET TO JOIN BRETT BALLARD RACING IN 2019 AS A MARKETING PARTNER

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AUTO BODY SERVICES IS SET TO JOIN BRETT BALLARD RACING IN 2019 AS A MARKETING PARTNER Story By: Mike Wisniewski/B&M Motorsports Photo By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Sicklerville, NJ (February 8, 2019) – Auto Body Services, located at 1060 South Market Street in Wilmington, DE, will be joining Brett Ballard’s Modified team in 2019 as a marketing partner. “I am very happy to announce that Auto Body Services will be supporting my racing efforts in 2019 as a marketing partner,” stated Ballard. Auto Body Services has been in business for over 25 years and is independently family owned. Jamie Bartlebaugh works side-by-side…

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Taylor Cook Bags First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature on Night #2

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Taylor Cook Bags First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature on Night #2 Story By: Cristina Cordova/DIRTcar Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 6, 2019 — After a stellar field of 91 teams made the trip south for opening night, the car count bulged to 95 total entries at the legendary half-mile high-banked dirt oval on Night Two of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Taylor Cook made the most of his first appearance of the week by passing three-time defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman on the white flag lap to secure his first career feature win in the…

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Pioneer Windows MFG Race Team Coming In Force To The Fulton Speedway In 2019; Speedway Champion Dale Planck Hired As Team driver with AJ Miller

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Pioneer Windows MFG Race Team Coming In Force To The Fulton Speedway In 2019; Speedway Champion Dale Planck Hired As Team driver with AJ Miller Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photo By: atomicwraps.com FULTON, NY – The father and son race team of Eric Miller and his son AJ Miller make the long tow to the Fulton Speedway every Saturday night from their Fultonville, NY home to compete in the DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman division. In 2019 the team will increase by one as Cortland, NY racer Dale Planck will be behind the wheel weekly at Fulton in a DIRTcar…

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Short Track Super Series Ignites with March Stops At Georgetown & Port Royal Speedways

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  Short Track Super Series Ignites with March Stops At Georgetown & Port Royal Speedways Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ignites during the month of March. Two major events are on the docket to kick-start the 2019 STSS season at a pair of premier facilities. On March 15-16, Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway plays host to the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Sunglass Central and Design for Vision with the annual Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. STSS Modifieds are the featured attraction on Saturday (March…

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