Dirt Modifieds

Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Joins MAVTV Broadcast of Weedsport Speedway’s Hall of Fame 100

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Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Joins MAVTV Broadcast of Weedsport Speedway’s Hall of Fame 100 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By:Mark Ranalletta & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (April 3, 2018) – Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux is set to be a part of the broadcast of the Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway, which will be run as a part of Hall of Fame Weekend on Saturday, July 28. The Hall of Fame 100, presented by Beam Mack Sales & Service, will be one of six national television broadcasts from Weedsport Speedway in 2018 with…

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DEMITRASZEK ENTERPRISES HONORS 2017 CHAMPIONS AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET

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DEMITRASZEK ENTERPRISES HONORS 2017 CHAMPIONS AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Rotterdam, NY – The management of the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway put a period on the 2017 racing season at Mallozzi’s Restaurant in Rotterdam, NY on Saturday evening with the annual awards banquet honoring the track champions in their respective divisions and other members of the Fonda Speedway staff as well. “Thank you all for coming tonight as we celebrate with the champions and all of the people that raced with us all year in 2017,” Fonda…

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APRIL 21 OCFS OPENER MARKS 69 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF WEEKLY STOCK CAR RACING

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APRIL 21 ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY OPENER MARKS 69 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF WEEKLY STOCK CAR RACING Story By: John Snyder/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (April 2)……..The winning driver in the Modified feature on Opening Night of weekly racing at Orange County Fair Speedway will continue a tradition that first began in 1950. While automobile racing traces its Orange County roots back 100 years to 1919, weekly stock car racing---the precursors of today’s Modifieds---began on April 16, 1950 and has continued uninterrupted since that memorable date. The first weekly racing program was held on a…

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HEARN READIES FOR THE 2018 RACING SEASON

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BRETT HEARN READIES FOR THE 2018 RACING SEASON Story By: John Snyder/BH Racing Enterprises Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (April 2)……..With 903 career victories (898 feature races and 5 All-Star events) and 91 track and series point titles on his racing résumé, dirt track Modified champion Brett Hearn is gearing up for the 2018 Northeast racing season, his 44th year of competition. As he prepares for the upcoming Northeast “racing wars,” Hearn says he’s out to win more races and more championships. “Our goal every year is to be prepared to win every race we enter,” says Hearn from…

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PRACTICE DAY A SUCCESS, NEXT UP IS THE FIRST ANNUAL VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER

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PRACTICE DAY A SUCCESS, NEXT UP IS THE FIRST ANNUAL VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER PAYING $7,500 TO THE WINNER AT GRANDVIEW ON APRIL 7 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 2, 2018 . . . The sun was shining brightly at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as a variety of different types of race cars were put through their paces as many of the racers readied for the start of the 56th consecutive season of stock car racing on Saturday, April 7th. More than 75 race cars took part in the…

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WATT IS FIRST REPEAT WINNER IN 60 OVER SPECIAL AS BRIDGEPORT OPENS 2018 SEASON

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WATT IS FIRST REPEAT WINNER IN 60 OVER SPECIAL AS BRIDGEPORT OPENS 2018 SEASON Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff In spite of Mother Nature’s unrelenting grip on winter weather, the Bridgeport Speedway welcomed a host of dedicated racing fans and officially opened their 2018 season with the 60 Over Special – Doug Hoffman Memorial Event on Saturday. The start of the season was greatly anticipated by both fans and competitors alike as they lined up to gain entrance to the grandstands and pit area for this event. More than forty Spirit Auto Center Big Block…

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A-Verdi Storage Containers Continues Their Support Of The Brewerton & Fulton Speedways’ in 2018

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A-Verdi Storage Containers Continues Their Support Of The Brewerton & Fulton Speedways’ in 2018 Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY - A-Verdi Storage Containers & Offices will return as a major marketing partner at the Brewerton Speedway and Fulton Speedway for the rapidly approaching 2018 racing season. A-Verdi Storage Containers & Offices will be the presenting sponsors on one of the must-see events of the summer at the Brewerton Speedway on Friday, July 6th. On the race card will be the ‘winged warriors’ of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints-Donath Motorworx Speedweek. The…

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Burdick Ford To Have Major Presence At The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways’ In 2018

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Burdick Ford To Have Major Presence At The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways’ In 2018 Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – The management of the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways’ are proud to welcome Burdick Ford located at 3004 East Ave, Rt 49 in Central Square as a new major marketing partner for the 2018 racing season. Beyond having a presence at the tracks on race nights, Burdick Ford will also be very involved in the Fulton Speedway popular Jr. Fan Club. Each race night one lucky Jr. fan will have their name drawn…

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68TH SEASON OPENING RACE AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY HELD BACK ONE WEEK DUE TO OVERSATURATED GROUNDS

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68TH SEASON OPENING RACE AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY HELD BACK ONE WEEK DUE TO OVERSATURATED GROUNDS. PRACTICE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 2 TO 5 P.M. Story By: Andy Harpell/FMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com KIRKWOOD, NY…Despite the best efforts by the staff at Five Mile Point Speedway the 68th consecutive season opener has been postponed due to oversaturated grounds. The season opener will now be held next Sunday, April 8th. An open practice will still be held this Saturday, March 31st for the race teams between 2 and 5 p.m. For spectators they can check out the practice with…

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BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION, $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 30, 2018 . . . One of the most talked about and most anticipated race events to be presented at Grandview Speedway is set to happen when the First annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker Classic takes place on Saturday, April 7. The starting time is set for 7PM. The race,…

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Wet Weather Forces Postponement of Free-To-The-Public Open Practice Session; Creates Double Header Weekend April 6-7 At New Egypt Speedway

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Wet Weather Forces Postponement of Free-To-The-Public Open Practice Session; Creates Double Header Weekend April 6-7 At New Egypt Speedway Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Due to moisture left over from back-to-back Nor’easter’s New Egypt Speedway has been forced to postpone its Open Practice until Friday night April 6th. Pit gates will open at 3PM for inspection and practice will run from 5-9PM. “Everything is still really wet. We need a few days of sun to help dry everything out,” said New Egypt Speedway’s Joey Liquori. “We want to give our guys…

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The Road to a $12,500 SSTS North Region Championship Starts & Ends in Middletown

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The Road to a $12,500 Short Track Super Series North Region Championship Starts & Ends in Middletown, New York Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY – The road to a $12,500 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region championship starts and ends in Middletown, New York. On Sunday, April 8, the fifth annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ kick-starts the 10-race STSS Halmar International North Region at Orange County Fair Speedway. The STSS big-block/small-block Modified contingent descends on the five-eighths-mile Legendary House of Power with more than $30,000 in…

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Tickets for All Weedsport Speedway Events Go On Sale Friday, March 30

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Tickets for All Weedsport Speedway Events Go On Sale Friday, March 30 Story By: Dan Kapuscinksi/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (March 27, 2018) – Tickets for every Weedsport Speedway racing event in 2018 will be available online this Friday, March 30 beginning at 9 a.m. To pre-purchase tickets for the 2018 season simply visit www.weedsportspeedway.com on Friday at 9 a.m., then click the orange “Tickets” icon on the top right-hand side of the main page. From there, you will be able to purchase tickets for every event this season including the USAC National Sprint Car Series event…

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Pauch Sr. Attributes Continued Success to Sponsors and Crew

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Pauch Sr. Attributes Continued Success to Sponsors and Crew Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide Heading into his 44th career season, Billy ‘The Kid’ Pauch believes the two biggest attributes to his career are his sponsors and his crew. Eager for the 2018 season to be in full swing, Pauch is pleased to acknowledge his 20-year partnership with Pioneer Pole Buildings owner, Bob Greene. “I don’t know of too many sponsors that have been with a driver for that long,” laughed Pauch. “I couldn’t appreciate it enough.” Founded in 1998, Pioneer Pole Buildings has become…

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Opening Night Re-Draw Spots Up For Grabs Saturday March 31st at New Egypt Speedway

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Opening Night Re-Draw Spots Up For Grabs During Free To The Public Practice Session Saturday March 31st at New Egypt Speedway   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Dave Kovacs/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway will be hosting its annual Open Practice this coming Saturday March 31st. Spectator gates will be open for free to the public when cars take to the race track for the first time in 2018. Pit Gates will open at 10:00AM for Tech Inspection and Practice will run from 12PM-4PM, any racecar that is New Jersey legal is welcome to take…

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New and Returning Drivers and Sponsors Welcome To Albany Saratoga in 2018

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New and Returning Drivers and Sponsors Welcome in 2018 Story By: Don & JoAnn Davies/Albany Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (March 25, 2018) – Although snow may still be seen in some areas of the Capital District, at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway promoter Lyle DeVore is anxious to swing open the gates on the 2018 season. “We’ve cleared the snow from the track and have most of our ‘to do’ list done. We’re using the remaining couple of weeks to get everything in place for our April 8 open inspection and hoping our teams will take advantage…

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Georgetown Speedway Thursday, April 19 Program Appeals To Modified and Late Model Fans Alike

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Georgetown Speedway Thursday, April 19 Program Appeals To Modified and Late Model Fans Alike Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The appetites of both Modified and Late Model fans will be satisfied on Thursday, April 19 at Georgetown Speedway. The ‘Battle of the Bay’ early season midweek program is headlined by an exciting doubleheader of RUSH Late Models, the first-ever touring series race for the division at Georgetown, and Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds in a $3,000-to-win main event. For the first time in history, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring series…

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21!

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21! The Big-Block Modifieds headline the 69th consecutive season of weekly racing! Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (March 25)…….. On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the 69th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County Fair Speedway will find the first green flag waving at 6:30 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race. They’ll be joined by the always exciting Sportsman, the Rookie Sportsman for novice drivers, and the unpredictable Street Stocks. Qualifying races will…

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BUSY OPENING DAY WEEK ON TAP FOR FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY

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BUSY OPENING DAY WEEK ON TAP FOR FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY. ON TRACK RACE TEAM TESTING THIS TUESDAY. 68TH CONSECUTIVE OPENING DAY RACE THIS SATURDAY. FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY A SOUTHERN TIER TRADITION FOR 68 YEARS! Story By: Andy Harpell/Five Mile Point Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com KIRKWOOD, NY…The staff at Five Mile Point Speedway is busy preparing for a huge opening day week. On Tuesday the speedway will host a testing and tuning session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Spectators are welcomed in to the grandstand free of charge with the donation of a non-perishable food item to benefit area…

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American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Set to Reward Modified & Sportsman Racers for Ninth Year

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American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Set to Reward Modified & Sportsman Racers for Ninth Year Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – For the ninth consecutive season, the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will “win with weekly racers” in 2018. The lucrative “home-track” program for Modified and Sportsman competitors across four states gets underway on Friday, April 13. Points will be tracked through Labor Day weekend with overall, regional and home-track champions crowned. A cash point fund of $51,450 for Modified and Sportsman teams is in place, with thousands more…

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Wild Card: SSTS Modifieds On All-New Bridgeport 3/8ths-Mile Track

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Wild Card: Short Track Super Series Modifieds On All-New Bridgeport 3/8ths-Mile Track Sunday, April 29 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Wild card. There’s no better way to describe the 2018 ‘South Jersey Shootout’ slated as Round No. 2 of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region. After three years on the established Bridgeport Speedway five-eighths-mile, the STSS Modifieds move to the newly built, three-eighths-mile Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway at the South Jersey motorsports complex on Sunday, April 29. Throw experience out the window. Only one…

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Rewards Plentiful for Short Track Super Series Modified Competitors At Sunday, April 8 Orange County ‘Hard Clay Open’

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Rewards Plentiful for Short Track Super Series Modified Competitors At Sunday, April 8 Orange County ‘Hard Clay Open’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Rewards will be plentiful for drivers competing in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Sunday, April 8 at Orange County Fair Speedway. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region event offers a lucrative, non-top-heavy pay structure for the STSS big-block/small-block Modified contingent. And the riches keep on growing. A field of 30 cars will take the green at the Legendary House…

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Wet Grounds Force Postponement of Bridgeport’s Practice

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Wet Grounds Force Postponement of Bridgeport’s Practice…Next Weekend’s Schedule Adjusted Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Bridgeport, NJ – Bridgeport Speedway’s open practice for this weekend has been postponed due to the residuals left behind from this week’s Nor’easter ‘Toby’. “We were all set to start the season off with a great practice and then next week’s opener,” offered track owner Brian Ramey. “After everything just dried out last week, this storm put us back where we were. However, all next week looks pretty dry so we should be good for the Doug Hoffman Memorial.” With this…

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FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC PRACTICE DAY IS SET AT GRANDVIEW

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FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC PRACTICE DAY IS SET AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY FOR MARCH 31 VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL GETS THE GREEN FLAG ON APRIL 7TH Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 23, 2018 . . . There is no doubt that winter has been tough and most are looking forward to warm weather, no more snow, and the return of auto racing action at the local speedways. With that in mind fans are reminded that the Free-to-the-Public practice session, an annual tradition, is set to take place on Saturday, March 31 starting at noon. So…

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A-Verdi Returns for KOD Race to Open Devil’s Bowl “358” Modified Series

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A-Verdi Returns for KOD Race to Open Devil’s Bowl “358” Modified Series King of Dirt Racing Series shows to count toward mini-series track championship Story By: Justin St. Louis/Devils Bowl Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The ground-pounding Small Block “358” Modifieds are coming back to Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The Vermont facility returns to full-time dirt track stock car racing on a lightning-fast half-mile surface in 2018, and the new era of racing includes a four-event mini-series championship for the famed 358 Modifieds. Two of the four race dates will be co-sanctioned by the King of Dirt…

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Hard Clay ‘Opens’ New Halmar International Era Sunday, April 8 At OCFS

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Countdown to Middletown: Hard Clay ‘Opens’ New Halmar International Era Sunday, April 8 At Orange County Fair Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – After a huge kickoff to its southern region in Delaware, the ‘countdown to Middletown’ is underway for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. On Sunday, April 8, the STSS Halmar International North Region launches at the venerable Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., as the ‘Hard Clay Open’ celebrates its fifth anniversary. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ takes on special significance with the announcement that…

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New Egypt Speedway March Meltdown Cancelled; Focus Turns To Free To The Public Practice Saturday March 31st

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New Egypt Speedway March Meltdown Cancelled; Focus Turns To Free To The Public Practice Saturday March 31st   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Dave Kovacs/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Mother Nature certainly hasn’t been a race fan the past couple weeks. Multiple Nor’easter storms have left the New Egypt Speedway grounds saturated forcing the Ocean County D-Shaped oval to cancel the March Meltdown scheduled for this Saturday March 24th. “With the amount of rain and snow that has fallen the past couple weeks, It would have been nearly impossible to create a safe, smooth, and racy surface…

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Pauches Do Delaware Double Header

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Pauches Do Delaware Double Header Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Mandee Pauch Relations – March 20, 2018 – Despite frigid temperatures, Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr. made the trek south to Georgetown Speedway for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial two-day event, kicking off the 2018 Northeast season. The doubleheader began on Friday with Pauch Sr. winning his heat race. “I thought we had a good car,” Pauch Sr. said. “We were pretty dominant in our heat race.” Pauch Sr.’s heat race win put him into the top-12 redraw. Pauch Sr. drew fifth. “I think we had…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Weedport Speedway’s Ice Breaker 50 presented by WACK 1420AM

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Tickets Now on Sale for Weedport Speedway’s Ice Breaker 50 presented by WACK 1420AM Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (March 20, 2018) – The fastest cars and the biggest stars will open their 2018 season at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, May 20 with the Ice Breaker 50 presented by WACK 1420AM. Tickets are now on sale for the three division show which will feature the first of five stops for the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds as well as the Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series and the Hoosier Tire NY6A 600cc Micro Sprint tour. To…

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FRIESEN TO DEFEND 60 OVER SPECIAL

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FRIESEN TO DEFEND 60 OVER SPECIAL - HOFFMAN MEMORIAL TITLE Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com When the Bridgeport Speedway throws open their gates for the start of the 2018 racing season, Stewart Friesen and his Halimar No. 44 team will be on hand to defend their title in the 60 Over Special - Doug Hoffman Memorial event. Just one year ago, Friesen picked up his first win in this prestigious event - a race that the accomplished driver from Sprakers, NY had had on his radar for some time. "I've always wanted to win one of…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SCHEDULES INSPECTION & PRACTICE DATES

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SCHEDULES INSPECTION & PRACTICE DATES Story By: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (March 19, 2018) -   Albany-Saratoga Speedway has scheduled two pre-season opening dates for racers to get a head start on the 2018 season. On Sunday, April 8, the track will host a Spring Swap Meet as well as a Track Tech and Safety Inspection with gates opening at noon that day. The Swap Meet is open to all to attend and provides a great opportunity for teams to sell and buy needed equipment and tools. There is a $25 vendor fee that…

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Watt Passes Sheppard Late To Win Georgetown Speedway Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Worth $6,949

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Watt A Race: Ryan Watt Makes Late Pass Of Matt Sheppard To Win Georgetown Speedway Melvin L. Joseph Memorial $6,949 Short Track Super Series Event Story By: CODY MANMILLER/SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff GEORGETOWN, DE – Finally, after a handful of runner-up finishes at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, Ryan Watt outgunned Matt Sheppard to capture the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial on Saturday night, the series opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Presented by Sunoco. Watt’s triumph was his fourth career win on the STSS tour, but his first at Georgetown Speedway in…

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Von Dohren Opens 2018 Northeast Season With $4,049 Small-Block Modified Victory At Georgetown

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Craig Von Dohren Opens 2018 Northeast Season With $4,049 Small-Block Modified Victory At Georgetown Speedway Story By: CODY MANMILLER/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Craig Von Dohren used a restart with 18 laps remaining to cruise to a season-opening victory on Friday night’s portion of the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend at Georgetown Speedway. Von Dohren, of Oley, Pa., jumped ahead of Billy Pauch Jr. on lap 12, and secured the lead before the caution flag flew again just two laps later in front of a packed grandstand despite a chilly evening to capture a $4,049-payday. The…

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PRACTICE DAY, ENDURO/VINTAGE CAR RACING AND ROGERS’ MEMORIAL SET AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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PRACTICE DAY, ENDURO/VINTAGE CAR RACING AND VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS’ MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER CLASSIC SET AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 16, 2018 . . . The auto racing season is just a couple weeks away so let’s get some practice in and be sure we are ready. On Saturday, March 31st, at Grandview Speedway the traditional Free-to-the-Public practice session will feature racers in all types of race cars testing their equipment before the season officially starts on Saturday, April 7th with the running of the VP Racing Fuels First…

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Penske Racing Shocks Contingency Program Returns to Bridgeport

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Penske Racing Shocks Contingency Program Returns to Bridgeport Speedway in 2018 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Bridgeport, NJ – The Bridgeport Speedway is excited to announce that their partnership with Penske Racing Shocks will once again take place for the upcoming 2018 racing season. The Penske name is synonymous with all forms of racing, especially in the world of dirt modified racing. Last year Big Block Modified driver Dave Shirk and Crate/Sportsman talent Brett Belmont were the lucky recipients of the Penske Racing Shock Contingency Program. In 2016 Tommy Beamer and Chuck Sayres both walked away…

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Three Selected For NE Dirt Modified Hall Of Fame

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Three Selected For NE Dirt Modified Hall Of Fame Story By: DIRTcar Northeast Hall of Fame Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — Longtime DIRTcar luminary and Lebanon Valley Speedway legend Ken Tremont Jr., consummate Western region champion Brian Swartzlander and pioneer driver and car builder Bob Rossell will be inducted into the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame in July. These three driving greats add their names to a stellar list of modified standouts that was started in 1992 when the Hall of Fame was established on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds. The 27th annual induction ceremonies honoring the class…

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Weedsport’s Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 to be Presented by Beam Mack Sales & Service

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Weedsport Speedway’s Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 to be Presented by Beam Mack Sales & Service Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (March 15, 2018) – The all-new Hall of Fame Weekend at Weedsport Speedway on July 28-29 will feature another stop from the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds on Saturday, July 28 for the $10,000 to win Hall of Fame 100 with all of the night’s action presented by Beam Mack Sales & Service. Central New York’s blockbuster summer weekend will see two nights of action with the SDS Big Blocks…

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Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill Sponsors Pit Stop Contest

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Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill Sponsors Pit Stop Contest Story By: Steve Ovens/Woodhull Raceway (BIG FLATS, NY) – One of the most popular local eateries of 2017 has joined Woodhull Raceway to present the track’s annual 3-Man Pit Stop Competition during this weekend’s Swarthout Recycling Woodhull Raceway Car Show. The Pit Stop Competition is slated for Saturday evening at 6:30PM in Center Court. The popular Arnot Mall restaurant opened their newest location at the mall in 2017 and has been a major hit to the local community. Known for their homemade mac and cheese, Mooney’s has found success with their…

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Hearn to Celebrate Another Lebanon Valley Championship

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Hearn to Celebrate Another Lebanon Valley Championship Story By: Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com New Lebanon, New York — According to Brett Hearn, the 2017 record setting season of the Hearn driven, no. 20 Madsen Motorsports / B.H. Racing Enterprises, Inc. Big Block Modified at Lebanon Valley Speedway can be attributed to three major factors—commitment, consistency and driver talent. “We always set out to win the championship when the season starts,” stated Brett Hearn. “We had bumps along the way everywhere in 2017 but amazingly, very few at the Valley.” Claiming his sixth consecutive track championship on the…

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NEW KOD RACING SEASON JUST AROUND CORNER

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NEW KOD RACING SEASON JUST AROUND CORNER Road To The Nationals Begins In Montgomery County Story By: Rob Hazer/KOD Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com March 12, 2018 (Fonda, NY) – While Capital District car shows began this week at the Wilton Mall and continue through next week at Rotterdam, one thing is certain; racing fans are ready for the taste of dirt, the smell of fuel, and the sight of drivers throwing down for the crown. The ‘Road To The Nationals’ begins Sunday April 29th at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, where the Andy’s Speed Shop King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman Series…

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SUNY Canton To Continue Their Tradition Of Supporting The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways

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SUNY Canton To Continue Their Tradition Of Supporting The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways are happy and proud to announce SUNY Canton will continue their strong support at the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways in 2018, their tenth consecutive year as a major marketing partner. SUNY Canton will continue as the divisional sponsor of the popular DIRTcar Sportsman division at both Brewerton and Fulton. SUNY Canton also returns as the presenting sponsor for two of the biggest events in the Northeast: the 33rd…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY CAR SHOW OPENS THE 2018 RACING SEASON MARCH 16-18

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FONDA SPEEDWAY CAR SHOW OPENS THE 2018 RACING SEASON MARCH 16-18 – 2018 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY - With less than a week until move in day, excitement is building for the annual Fonda Speedway car show at the Via Port Rotterdam Mall on Friday through Sunday March 16-18. With what has become a tradition for area racers and fans it also signals that racing at the “Track of Champions” is right around the corner. 2018 will be the 65th consecutive season of racing at the historic Fonda Fairgrounds facility. A…

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JACK JOHNSON TRIBUTE EVENT AT FONDA TO OFFER GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR SUPER DIRT WEEK 200

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JACK JOHNSON TRIBUTE EVENT AT FONDA TO OFFER GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR THE MAIN EVENT AT NAPA AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT WEEK 2018 AT OSWEGO Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – Guaranteed starting spots are hard to come by for any big racing events, if there are any even available. In 2018, DIRTcar announced this week that six Super DIRTcar Series events held this season will award guaranteed starting positions to the winners of those events in the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 200 to be held this October at the…

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62 Teams Hit Georgetown Speedway Clay Saturday For Open Practice

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62 Teams Hit Georgetown Speedway Clay Saturday For Open Practice; Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Up Next Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Georgetown Speedway launched its 2018 season on Saturday afternoon with a day-long ‘Test and Tune’ session on the half-mile, banked clay oval. A solid 62 race teams took advantage of an Open Practice session to shake down their equipment in advance of the March 16-17 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Season Opener. During the four-hour practice, speedway management launched its all-new AMB transponder scoring system, lit the recently installed LED lap counter and…

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Utica-Rome Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule

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Utica-Rome Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule; Chill Factor 50 Opener Set for Sunday, April, 22 Story By: John Tiff/Utica Rome Speedway Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY - With racing recently starting in Florida, preparations are now in full swing at Utica-Rome Speedway for the upcoming 2018 season. After the late season announcement last year that the weekly headline division, the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, would be replaced the by the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, interest has been high from both competitors and fans. The remainder of the weekly divisions will remain the same with the Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman, Ted’s…

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THE HONOR OF WINNING THE BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER WILL MEAN MORE THAN THE MONEY

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THE HONOR OF WINNING THE BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER WILL MEAN MORE THAN THE MONEY CONFUSION REGARDING SCHEDULED RCN-TV EVENTS CORRECTED Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 9, 2018 . . . The First annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker set for Saturday, April 7th at Grandview Speedway will reward the winner with at least $7,500. However the honor of winning the 50-lap Small Block/Big Block Modified race could very well mean more to the winner than the big bucks. Rogers, the man who built the one-third-mile, banked clay track…

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NAPA Auto Parts Returns To The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways As Marketing Partner

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NAPA Auto Parts Returns To The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways As Marketing Partner For 2018 Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY - The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways are excited to welcome back NAPA Auto Parts as a major marketing partner for the 2018 racing season. NAPA will be the presenting sponsor at the Brewerton Speedway on Friday, June 22 when the Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux RUSH Late Models join the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman, STARS Mod Lites and JB Logging & Firewood…

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KEVIN BATES HONORED WITH FIRST MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY

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KEVIN BATES HONORED WITH FIRST MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY AWARDS DINNER. Story By: Andy Harlep/Five Mile Point Speedway Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com KIRKWOOD, NY…The Claude Garrison Memorial, Inc. American Legion post 1645 in Binghamton, NY was the site of the 2017 Annual Five Mile Point Speedway Awards Dinner. Kevin Bates from Lake Ariel, PA was honored as the 2017 Modified Track Champion at the historic speedway this past Saturday. A large gathering attended the annual dinner as all of the 2017 Track Champions were honored with our special awards presented throughout the evning as well. The 68th…

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Holy Halmar! Halmar Racing Owner Chris Larsen Sending Six Teams South To Georgetown

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Holy Halmar! Halmar Racing Owner Chris Larsen Sending Six Teams South To Georgetown March 16-17 Melvin L. Joseph Weekend! Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Holy Halmar! Halmar Racing owner Chris Larsen has announced he will send six – yes, six – race teams south to Delaware for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend Friday-Saturday March 16-17 at Georgetown Speedway. The weekend includes the milestone 50th event in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. Leading the brigade is Stewart Friesen, who has shined in NASCAR Camping…

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Spano Container Presents Weedsport Speedway’s Sportsman Shootout Series in 2018

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Spano Container Presents Weedsport Speedway’s Sportsman Shootout Series in 2018 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (March 6, 2018) – Weedsport Speedway officials announced on Tuesday that Spano Container will be the new title sponsor of The Port’s Sportsman Shootout Series which will open on Sunday, May 20 as a part of the Ice Breaker 50 program alongside the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and the NY6A 600cc Micro Sprints. Weedsport’s Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series will cover seven races at The Port with a minimum of $1,000 going to the winner of each series tilt.…

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