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JR Heffner set for 2016 Season at Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Championship Driver Calls 'The Great Race Place' His Friday Night Home Press Release By: CHUCK HOVER / HEFFNER RACING     Photo By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM ALBANY, NY- January 19, 2016- JR Heffner Racing has chosen Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway as its tracks of choice for 2016. “We’re delighted that A Colarusso, Park East Sales, Upstate Utilities, and all of our Associate Partners have returned for our run at two Track Championships in 2016. This offseason we spent a lot of time researching a second track to add to our program. While we had a lot of…

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Patriots and Short Track Super Series set for Woodhull Invasion

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Sprint Tour & Brett Deyo's Series Make Set To Return For Three Big Dates This Season Story By: STEVE OVENS / WOODHULL SPEEDWAY     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM WOODHULL, NY- January 18, 2016- In the first of what will be several schedule announcements made this offseason, Woodhull Raceway is proud to announce that the Patriot Sprint Tour and Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series will return for the 2016 race season. The Patriot Sprint Tour, at the controls of Mike Emhof, will make two big stops to ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’ with one date in May and…

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Modifieds and Crate Sportsman Join American Racer Cup Program at FMP

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] American Racer Cup Program set Again for Five Mile Point Speedway; American Racer Cup Weekend set to Take Place on October 7th and 8th Story By: ANDREW HARPELL / FMP MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERS GUIDE.COM KIRKWOOD, NY- January 18, 2017- The American Racer Cup program will again be part of the weekly racing at Five Mile Point Speedway for the Modified and Crate Sportsman teams.  Over $150,000 in cash, tires and contingencies will again be available throughout the program in 2016.  The American Racer Cup Weekend will return to Five Mile Point Speedway on October…

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Motorsports 2016 Kicks Off This Weekend

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] More Than 200 Race Cars, Photo Opportunities and Much More This Weekend Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / MOTORSPORTS MEDIA     Photos By: BOB YURKO OAKS, PA- January 18, 2016- Bring your Sharpie, your camera, and comfortable shoes as you head to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Presented by Sunoco, Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show on Friday, January 22nd thru Sunday, January 24th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The three day show, the 31st annual edition, offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports. NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson, former NASCAR…

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American Racer Cup set for Big 2016 Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] I-88 Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway set to Join This Season Story By: REED MILLER / AMERICAN RACER CUP PR     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO INDIANA, PA- January 17, 2016- The popular American Racer Cup program will once again take center stage at premier northeast racing facilities in 2016. The program will be celebrating its seventh year rewarding participating drivers with a program where they never need to leave their home tracks. The ever evolving program plans to welcome I-88 Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway to $150,000 plus program this season as it continues to grow. The American Racer…

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Jeff Trombley Plans Return to Fonda in 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Former Track Champion Jeff Trombley Looks Forward to another Season of Competition at the ‘Track of Champions’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 15, 2016- A good racecar driver is competitive. A great racecar driver is competitive year after year with frightening consistency. Altamont, New York native Jeff Trombley is certainly the latter rather than the former. For over three decades, the driver of the familiar No. 21J has been a force to be reckoned with at the historic Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York and 2016 looks to be more of the…

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Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Signs On IRCO as Associate Sponsor

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Dirt Track Heroes Show Runs from March 6th to March 12th Story By: STEVE PADOS     Photos By: BOB YURKO PHILLIPSBURG, NJ- January 15, 2016- The dates for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show are confirmed for 2016 and the hard-working staff is putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 6th and will run through…

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Climate Change

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Established Driver and Respected Chassis Builder Jerry Higbie Looks at the current Racing Climate and what the Future Holds for Dirt Racing in the Northeast Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO SPRAKERS, NY- January 13, 2016- The gilded age of dirt racing in the northeast was officially over. In the wake of the economic racing boom of the mid 1980s, which transcended from one millennium to the next, the seemingly endless well began to run dry with the ‘Great Recession’ of 2008. After years of phenomenal performance for both the industry and the racers,…

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Ronnie Johnson Lands New Ride for 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Johnson Set to Drive Jake Spraker Owned Modified Weekly at Fonda Speedway Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO SPRAKERS, NY- January 13, 2016- The wild winds of change continue to blow during the off season in the Capital District of New York as news broke late Tuesday concerning the partnership of long-time car owner Jake Spraker and third generation modified star Ronnie Johnson. Johnson, the 2011 Fonda Speedway modified track champion, parted ways with Carole and Alton Palmer at the end of the 2015 racing season after a wildly successful partnership that included a…

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JORDAN WATSON STEERS TOWARDS BRIDGEPORT IN 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] JORDAN WATSON STEERS TOWARDS BRIDGEPORT IN 2016 After giving it some thought once the 2015 racing season concluded, the ‘First State’ racer Jordan Watson will be calling Bridgeport Speedway his new home in 2016. Actually, Watson is no stranger to Bridgeport, as he’s been a track regular before. However, this will be his first full season behind the wheel of a powerful Big Block touring the 5/8 mile oval. Watson was quick to point out that he’s looking forward to racing weekly at the South Jersey facility. “We talked it over with my family and everyone and we…

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Race Of Champions Modified Slates Set

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Race Of Champions Modified Slates Set ELMA, N.Y. – Race of Champions management is has announced 25 race dates for modified racing fans, both dirt and asphalt, at facilities throughout the Northeast. Several familiar racing venues join the asphalt and dirt programs along with several new tracks to Race of Champions competitors, giving each division a variety of unqiue events throughout the 2016 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing. “The 2016 schedule continues to be a work in progress,” said Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions. “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on…

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The Countdown is On To 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] The Countdown is On To 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals New DIRTcarNationals.com gives fans all the latest on the event BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Jan. 6, 2016 - The New Year means the countdown to the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is on. The annual tradition of Florida in February kicks off on February 9 in Barberville, Fla. DIRTcar Nationals features 12 straight nights of doubleheaders with the All Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series.…

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Georgetown Speedway Releases Diverse 2016 Schedule Of Events

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Georgetown Speedway Releases Diverse 2016 Schedule Of Events; Pit & Grandstand Season Passes, Reserved Pit Parking On Sale Now GEORGETOWN, DE – As time winds down to the opening green flag of the season in Delaware, Georgetown Speedway’s promotional team has announced its schedule for 2016. A diverse agenda of special events is set for the historic half-mile clay oval under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC starting in March and operating through November with seven unique race dates. A variety of divisions are on the agenda including big-block Modifieds, small-block Modifieds, 360 Sprint Cars, Super Late…

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2016 Thunder Mountain Schedule

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Thunder Mountain Speedway Tentative 2016 Schedule Weekly racing program includes Modifieds, Open Sportsman, Crate 602 Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stocks, XCel 600 Modifieds & FWD Four Cylinders Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7 p.m. April 23 – Open Practice April 30 – Season Opener $1,992-to-win Modifieds, full program, points begin May 7 – Complete program plus NY6A Micro-Sprints May 14 – Complete program - $1,500 to win Modifieds May 21 – Complete program May 28 – Complete program Sunday, May 29 – Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modified ‘Lightning…

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Frank Cozze to Return to Super DIRTcar Series Fold For 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Frank Cozze to Return to Super DIRTcar Series Fold For 2016 2008 Syracuse 200 and DIRTcar Hall of Famer Frank Cozze will again chase Super DIRTcar Series points in 2016. Cozze who was a mainstay on the Super DIRTcar Series for a number of years has teamed up with George Huttig to drive his No. 35 Bicknell Chassis which will be powered by Morrison Engines for the entire series. Cozze who has amassed eight Super DIRTcar Series wins dating back to the Orange County Fair Speedway 1989 has not run the full series since 2007; his last series…

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Georgetown Speedway Gears Up For 2016 Season Opener Saturday, March 12

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Georgetown Speedway Gears Up For 2016 Season Opener Saturday, March 12; Historic Delaware Oval To Kick-Start Northeast Modified Season With Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Event Paying $4,900 To Win, $490 To Start! GEORGETOWN, DE – With 2016 ringing in, Georgetown Speedway is preparing to present the Northeast’s first major dirt-track Modified event of the New Year. On Saturday, March 12, the historic half-mile will host the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial event, paying homage to the Delaware business icon who launched construction of the speedway in 1949. The program is headlined by…

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2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, SEASON TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 2, 2016 . . . The 2016 auto racing season will be here before you realize it. Grandview Speedway has released their schedule for the new season so that racers and fans are able to make their plans for the 54th consecutive season of auto racing at the one-third-mile, banked clay oval. As in the past the Saturday schedule of events kicks off on Saturday, March 26th with a free-to-the –public practice session. This opportunity for racers to test and tune their equipment…

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As Winter Sets In New Egypt Speedway Announces 2016 Racing Schedule

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] As Winter Sets In New Egypt Speedway Announces 2016 Racing Schedule Return of World of Outlaws, USAC, and All Star Cup Highlight Exciting Year Ahead New Egypt, NJ-- As the long winter months are upon us, New Egypt Speedway has announced their 2016 season schedule that kicks off with the highly anticipated March Madness Meltdown on Saturday, March 19th featuring an open Modified $5,000 to win 50 lap event with a $1,000 to win 25 lap open Sportsman feature. The most exciting addition to the 2016 is an update to the USAC Eastern Storm event. This year’s event…

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W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division $10,000 engine option opens doors for new teams in division

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division $10,000 engine option opens doors for new teams in division By Mike Mallett WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Dec. 29, 2015 - After a full year of testing, the Wegner Motorsports W-16 Engine is approved and ready for implementation in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. For less than $10,000, the engine will be legal at all DIRTcar sanctioned facilities as well as in the 358-Modified Series in 2016. The new combination will allow drivers to enter the division while giving those already in competition an economical option. "What we wanted was an…

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Fulton Speedway exploring new 604 Modified Class

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Fulton Speedway exploring new 604 Modified Class Informational Meeting slated for January 6 By Dave Medler BALDWINSVILLE, NY (December 23, 2015) – Fulton Speedway Management is exploring the feasibility of a launching a new 604 Modified class for weekly competition. This class would feature modified cars powered by GM 604 Crate Engines beginning as a step between the Tracey Road Equipment Modified and SUNY Canton Sportsman classes and would begin in 2016. This class would run in addition to Modified and Sportsman each week, not replace either one. Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting at the…

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S&D BODYLINE TO SPONSOR A PERFECT ATTENDANCE BONUS DRAWING AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY FOR THE 2016 SEASON

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] S&D BODYLINE TO SPONSOR A PERFECT ATTENDANCE BONUS DRAWING AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY FOR THE 2016 SEASON New Egypt, NJ (December 23, 2015) – S&D Bodyline, a specialty fabrication business for asphalt and dirt racing, has agreed to sponsor a perfect attendance bonus drawing at New Egypt Speedway for the 2016 season. “We are thrilled to have S&D Bodyline sponsoring a perfect attendance bonus award with New Egypt Speedway in 2016,” said Allyse Wolfinger the track’s General Manager. The perfect attendance bonus drawing for a body kit will be awarded to one lucky driver at the Ocean County…

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Modifieds Return To Susquehanna Speedway In 2016; Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region To Visit Renovated Facility Under Leadership Of New Owner Scott Gobrecht & General Manager Kolten Gouse

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Modifieds Return To Susquehanna Speedway In 2016; Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region To Visit Renovated Facility Under Leadership Of New Owner Scott Gobrecht & General Manager Kolten Gouse NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – The roar of Modifieds will return to Susquehanna Speedway in 2016. During the Dec. 19 Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Awards Banquet in Breinigsville, Pa., series organizer Brett Deyo announced Sunday, July 31 as the date for a South Region event at the Newberrytown, Pa., facility. The 50-lap event offers a massive purse for big-block/small-block Modified racers, with $5,000 minimum…

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By The Numbers: 2015 Super DIRTcar Series

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] By The Numbers: 2015 Super DIRTcar Series By: Pete MacDonald 2160 – Amount of laps completed during Super DIRTcar Series races in 2015. 184 – The number of drivers that made Super DIRTcar Series starts throughout 2015. 131 – The number of Super DIRTcar Series Starts Jimmy Phelps has since 2009. 82 – Drivers that only made one Super DIRTcar Series Start in 2015. 66 – The amount of drivers that score Top-10 finishes during the Super DIRTcar Series in 2015. 45.83 – Billy Decker’s Top -5 Percentage during the 2015 Super DIRTcar Series. 23.81 – Stewart Friesen’s…

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Stewart Friesen Clears $175,000 in Win earnings for 2015

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Stewart Friesen Clears $175,000 in Win earnings for 2015 By: Pete MacDonald It’s safe to say that Stewart Friesen had a good season in 2015; he won 33 races including the last Syracuse 200 at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY and his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car A-Main at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario.  Not to mention Stewart and his wife Jessica welcomed their first child into the world on December 4th. Throughout his onslaught of a 2015 season, Friesen picked up 33 victories in both Modifieds and Sprint Cars. Just in WIN earnings during…

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$59,700 Distributed At First Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Awards Banquet

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] $59,700 Distributed At First Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Awards Banquet; Stewart Friesen (North Region), Ryan Watt (South Region) & Brian Carber (XCel 600 Modified) Lead Honorees On Festive Night BREINIGSVILLE, PA – The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP officially concluded its 2015 season on Saturday night in festive fashion. For the first time, the STSS hosted an Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Conference Center of Breinigsville, Pa. A point fund of $59,700 cash was distributed to competitors, in addition to product and other certificates, before more than 150 attendees. Stewart Friesen, who…

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By The Numbers: 2015 Short Track Super Series

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] By The Numbers: 2015 Short Track Super Series By: Pete MacDonald $58,450: The point fund amount spread out between both North and South regions. 275: The amount of drivers that attempted to make a Short Track Super Series (North & South) race in 2015. 131: The amount of drivers that started a Short Track Super Series (North & South) race in 2015. 61: The number of drivers that scored Top-10 finishes during the Short Track Super Series campaign in 2015. 44: Stewart Friesen’s win percentage (4 wins in 9 Starts) 35: The number of drivers that scored Top-5…

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New Egypt Speedway Modifieds by the Numbers In 2015

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] New Egypt Speedway Modifieds by the Numbers In 2015 By: Pete MacDonald 595: The number of laps completed in Modified competition in 2015 at New Egypt Speedway. 145: The amount of start’s David VanHorn has at NES since 2009. 68: Number of drivers that attempted to qualify for a Modified feature in 2015. 66.67 – Duane Howard’s win percentage at NES in 2015. 40: The amount of Modified drivers with Top-10’s at NES in 2015. 25: The amount of Modified drivers with Top-5’s at NES in 2015. 19: The amount of Modified races held at New Egypt Speedway…

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Who Was The Busiest Dirt Modified Driver in 2015?

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Who Was The Busiest Dirt Modified Driver in 2015? By: Pete MacDonald In this day and age, it's very hard to make a living racing dirt Modifieds across the Northeast. Very few have the privilege to race these cars as a full time job. I was able to pull some stats from this past season -- strictly in Dirt Modifieds, not counting Sprint Cars, Speedstrs, or any other racing division -- on which drivers have ran the most races. Danny Johnson – The 55-year-old driver from Rochester, New York, led the way competing in 103 events, winning 19…

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Super DIRTcar Series Expands Reach with 2016 Schedule

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Schedules also announced for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 8, 2015 - The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series announced the 2016 schedule which features 29 dates at 23 different tracks and takes the series to Williams Grove Speedway and Eldora Speedway for the first time in a decade. For the third straight year the series kicks off its regular season at Fulton Speedway with the High Bank Hold-Up on Saturday, April 30. The event punctuates a season of blockbuster events throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Canada. For the first…

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Danny Johnson Closes 2015 Dirt-Track Season With Accord Speedway December ‘Gobbler’ Victory Before Full House, Earns $5,695

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Danny Johnson Closes 2015 Dirt-Track Season With Accord Speedway December ‘Gobbler’ Victory Before Full House, Earns $5,695; Tim Hartman Jr. (Sportsman), Ray Tarantino (Street Stock) & Matt Shultz (Slingshot) Victors With 112 Race Cars Filling Pits ACCORD, NY – On an historic day for New York state dirt-track racing, Danny Johnson brought down the curtain on the 2015 outdoor season at Accord Speedway. For the first time in 27 years, a Northeast dirt-track event was held in December as the Ulster County facility hosted the rain-postponed ‘Gobbler’ special. Johnson, of Rochester, N.Y., guided Chris Gennarelli’s No. 27J to…

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The ‘Doctor’ Gobbles Up the Field at Accord – Story By: Matt Noles

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] The ‘Doctor’ Gobbles Up the Field at Accord Danny Johnson Survives a Late-Race Charge by Billy VanInwegen to Grab the Victory in Brett Deyo’s ‘Gobbler’ at Accord; Takes Home $5,500 for His Efforts Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM ACCORD, NY- December 6, 2015- They say that good things come to those who wait. After rain postponed the third annual running of Brett Deyo’s ‘Gobbler’ event last Saturday at the Accord Speedway, many faithful race fans were left wondering what it would be like to attend a dirt race in December. Needless to say, their questions were answered.…

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SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE FOR 54th SEASON OF AUTO RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE FOR 54th SEASON OF AUTO RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 4, 2015 . . . Looking for that special gift for that special race fan on your Christmas shopping list? Or perhaps you are just weekly short track racing fan looking to make yourself happy with a great gift. A season pass for every Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing event at Grandview Speedway during the 2016 season may be just the gift you are looking for. The Bechtelsville, PA one-third-mile, banked clay oval will be presenting its 54th consecutive season of auto…

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Orange County Fair Speedway Modified Winner to take home $3,500 weekly in 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Orange County Fair Speedway Modified Winner to take home $3,500 weekly in 2016 Multiple sources have confirmed to us that the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY will pay $3,500 to win a weekly Modified feature during the 2016 season thus making them the highest paying to win Modified track in the North East. In addition to $3,500 weekly, OCFS will have a $5,000 to win Modified race one Saturday a month and a midsummer $10,000 to win race as well. While no announcement about the new purse structure has been made, Halmar Industries has invested a…

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ICYMI: Silly Season in the world of Dirt Modifieds

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] ICYMI: Silly Season in the world of Dirt Modifieds By: Pete MacDonald In case you missed it, this year’s 'silly season' in the world of North East Dirt Modifieds has been like no other. I'm going to try and recap it as much as I can, and I'm sure I'm missing a few things, but here it goes: The Friesen family has sold Ransomville Speedway but will still maintain a management role for at least this year. Brett Deyo, owner/promoter of the Short Track Super Series, has taken over the Georgetown Speedway in southern Delaware and running a…

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Hyneman and Strunk Reunite for 2016 Assault

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Glenn Hyneman’s No. 126, one of the most iconic teams in dirt Modified racing, will chase a much more aggressive schedule of events in 2016, including full-time action at Big Diamond and Grandview speedways, along with special events at Bridgeport Speedway and the Short Track Super Series southern region events. His driver?  Pennsylvania hotshoe, Jeff Strunk. Hyneman and Strunk are no strangers to each other and no strangers to success.  The duo last teamed up from mid-2006 through the end of the 2008 season, capturing back-to-back championships at both Big Diamond and Grandview speedways in 2007 and 2008 – including…

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Billy Decker Ride Hunting For 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Billy Decker Ride Hunting For 2016 As we hinted at the other day it seems as another domino has fallen in the North East Dirt Modified scene today. Billy Decker will no longer be the driver of the Gypsum Wholesalers No.91 for John and Laura Wight. Decker has been rumored to want to scale back his racing efforts so that he can focus more time and energy into his family business Quality Hardwoods in Sydney, NY. Decker, 51, has driven a Gypsum owned car since the 2004 season.  He has won 71 races over the past seven seasons…

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Manmiller teams with Zubi’s Racing – By: Cody Manmiller

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Manmiller teams with Zubi's Racing  - By: Cody Manmiller Since the 1999 season, three drivers have captured the Grandview Speedway Modified Championship. David Zubikowski and Doug Manmiller want that to change. Zubi’s Racing announced yesterday, via its Facebook page, that the team will stay at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday nights, but this time with track-standout Doug Manmiller behind the wheel. “I wasn’t originally going to go back without Jeff (Strunk),” Zubikowski said. “When he made other plans, it didn’t make sense for me to drive two and a half hours to not have a shot at the…

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Doug Manmiller to Zubi’s for 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Doug Manmiller to Zubi's for 2016 Doug Manmiller will pilot Dave Zubikowski's #00 for the 2016 season at Grandview Speedway. Zubi who recently split with driver Jeff Strunk will  provide Morrison power and a Hig Fab Chassis for Manmiller to use. "We had such a great experience at the Grandview Speedway that we have decided to return to compete for a championship in 2016. Our first year couldn't have been much better and we have to thank the Rogers family for their wonderful hospitality and running such a great facility and weekly program. The fans and friends we…

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Where will Matt Sheppard end up?

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Where will Matt Sheppard end up? By: Pete MacDonald This we do know, Matt Sheppard will not be back behind the wheel of the Heinke-Baldwin Racing #9h in 2016. After two seasons with HBR that amassed 6 Championships, 52 wins, 129 Top-5's, 165 Top-10's in 183 starts, Sheppard is currently without a ride for the 2016 season. Matt will end up on his feet somewhere, in the dirt modified world that is the equivalent  to Jimmie Johnson or Kevin Harvick looking for a NASCAR ride, it's just going to happen and he will win races where ever he…

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2016 Short Track Super Series Schedule Released

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 2016 Short Track Super Series Schedule Released The 2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP has released their tentative 2016 schedule. The series will once again be split into a North and a South Region for 2016. Stewart Friesen and Ryan Watt picked up the 2015 season crowns individually. The first 'South' race will be March 12th at the Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin Joseph Memorial paying $4,900 to win. The first 'North' race will be held on April 2nd at the Orange County Fair Speedway for the 3rd Annual Hard Clay Open. 2016 Short Track Super…

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Sheppard Moves On; Leaves HBR

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Sheppard Moves On; Leaves HBR Weedsport, New York– November 30, 2015 – The 2016 racing season will see team owner Al Heinke continuing his focus on completing the improvements at Weedsport Speedway, which weighed heavily in the decision to return HBR to a one driver team, led by Jimmy Phelps. Heinke stated that “Matt Sheppard created additional excitement and intensity over the past two racing seasons, as he competes at the highest possible level. His contributions to our sport are immeasurable. He assisted in bringing the entire HBR organization to new heights and we appreciate his commitment to us.…

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Three timer McPherson and four first time champions honored at 63rd Merrittville Awards Night

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Three timer McPherson and four first time champions honored at 63rd Awards Night – Williamson and Friesen receive special awards   THOROLD, Ontario (November 1, 2014) - Merrittville Speedway’s 63rd consecutive season officially came to a close with the Night of Champions Saturday November 1st honoring the 2014 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Champions and other award recipients. Cody McPherson of St. Catharines took home top honors for the 3rd straight year in the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman Division. Mat Williamson (St, Catharines), Mark Fawcett, (Canfield), Jeffrey May, (Mount Hope) and Leroy Buscumb (Port Colborne) all celebrated their…

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Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Will Have To Wait Seven More Days

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Will Have To Wait Seven More Days; Worsening Forecast, Mother Nature Force Postponement To Saturday, December 5 Setting Up Rare New York State December Event ACCORD, NY – A rapidly evolving weather pattern – for the worse – forced the postponement of Saturday’s anticipated ‘Gobbler’ event at Accord Speedway. Dry morning conditions and a promising forecast deteriorated quickly on Saturday. As race teams and fans filed into the Ulster County quarter-mile oval, a light mist became a steady rain, temperatures dropped and percentages for precipitation in the afternoon began to climb. Shortly after 10 a.m.,…

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Tyler Dippel To Tackle NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Tyler Dippel To Tackle NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016 AARN is reporting that 15 year old Wallkill, NY native and 2015 DIRTcar Big Block Modified Rookie of the Year Tyler Dippel will run a full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East slate for the 2016 season. Dippel who is no stranger to asphalt racing competed in three ARCA ReMax Series races in 2015 with a best finish of fourth at the Salem Speedway in Salem, IN. Tyler also ran the Pro All Star Series Super Late Model Series in 2014 where he ended the season fourth in…

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Star-Studded Field Assembling For 2015 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale Coming Up Saturday, November 28 At Accord Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Star-Studded Field Assembling For 2015 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale Coming Up Saturday, November 28 At Accord Speedway; Annual Post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ Provides Big Money For Race Teams ACCORD, NY – The final dirt-track event of 2015 is approaching and an all-star lineup of drivers will clash at Accord Speedway this Saturday, November 28 for the ‘Gobbler’ post-Thanksgiving event. Headlining the ‘Gobbler’ spectacular is a 50-lap main for big-block/small-block Modifieds offering a healthy $5,500 winner’s share and $300 just to take the green flag. Sportsman (Open vs. Crate 602) race for 25 laps and $1,500 to win plus Crate 602 bonuses.…

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Sheppard Crowned Super DIRTcar Series Champion for the Fourth Time at Season Ending Awards Banquet

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Sheppard Crowned Super DIRTcar Series Champion for the Fourth Time at Season Ending Awards Banquet Bernard, Desjardins and Bissonnette also honored for 2015 Series Championships By Mike Mallett LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - Nov. 23, 2015 - The 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series season officially came to a close on Saturday night with Matt Sheppard taking home top honors at the season-ending awards banquet. It was the fourth time in his career that the Waterloo, New York native has earned the series title. Sheppard was the model of consistency throughout the 2015 campaign with his Heinke-Baldwin Racing owned Troyer…

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HORTON SET TO RECEIVE LION’S SHARE OF MODIFIED 811 DIG SAFELY SERIES POINT FUND

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] HORTON SET TO RECEIVE LION’S SHARE OF MODIFIED 811 DIG SAFELY SERIES POINT FUND Sicklerville, NJ (November 23, 2015) – Jimmy Horton, the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series champion, will receive the lion’s share of the point fund. The five race series was contested on Bridgeport Speedway’s quarter mile during the 2015 season and was open to any type of dirt Modified Stock Car. With back-to-back wins in the final two races, Horton amassed 276 points to claim the title. For his effort, Horton will be rewarded with $1,014. Second place went to Richie Pratt, Jr. The second…

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Thunder Mountain Speedway Brings Down The Curtain On 2015 Season With Festive Awards Banquet At Marathon Civic Center

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Thunder Mountain Speedway Brings Down The Curtain On 2015 Season With Festive Awards Banquet At Marathon Civic Center; Mike Mahaney, Modified Champion, Leads Honorees And Receives $5,200-Plus For Car Owner Jim Shear MARATHON, NY – The curtain was closed on the 2015 Thunder Mountain Speedway season in a festive manner Saturday night. With the Marathon Civic Center providing the backdrop, more than 230 race enthusiasts gathered for the speedway’s annual Awards Banquet. The event concluded owner and promoter Karl Spoonhower’s second season back at the helm of the three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Center Lisle, N.Y., a successful…

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VONDOHREN, KRESSLEY AND SCHUTZ EARN NASCAR TITLES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] VONDOHREN, KRESSLEY AND SCHUTZ EARN NASCAR TITLES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY JEFF STRUNK AND KENNY GILMORE TAKE AMERICAN RACER TRACK TITLES T.P.TRAILERS RETURNS AS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR 2016 SEASON Bechtelsville, PA November 21, 2015 . . . Veteran stock car racers Craig VonDohren and Chuck Schutz along with Brett Kressley were honored as the 2015 NASCAR champions on Saturday night at the 53rd Anniversary Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet which took place at the Gilbertsville, PA Fire Co. Social Hall. Jeff Strunk topped the American Racer Cup standings for the Modifieds while Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, earned the American Racer Cup…

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‘Diamond State 50’ Set For Delaware International Speedway Thursday, May 26

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] ‘Diamond State 50’ Set For Delaware International Speedway Thursday, May 26; Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Special To Offer $5,000 Winner’s Share From $25,000-Plus Purse Structure DELMAR, DE – The date has been set for a Delaware dirt-track highlight of 2016. For the second consecutive year, the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region will visit Delaware International Speedway to take part in the prestigious ‘Diamond State 50’ at Charlie Cathell’s half-mile oval. After a decade-long absence, the event returned to Delaware International last summer, setting the stage for the ’16 edition.…

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