Dirt Modifieds

The Wait Is Nearly Over: Accord Speedway Postponed ‘Gobbler’ Set For Tuesday, April 14; Talented, Built-In Field Will Battle For “Huge” Paydays In All Divisions; New Participants Welcomed

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ACCORD, NY – “The waiting is the hardest part.” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sang it. Race fans and competitors in the Northeast have felt it since weather conditions and a saturated track surface postponed the ‘Gobbler’ special at Accord Speedway last November. Now, the wait is nearly over. The quarter-mile clay oval located in the hills of Ulster County will host the rescheduled ‘Gobbler’ on Tuesday, April 14 (rain date: April 15) in a co-promotion involving speedway owners Gary and Donna Palmer and Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. Huge money is on the line for each of…

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Point and Perfect Attendance Funds Established for the Modified 811 Dig Series at Bridgeport Speedway

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Sicklerville, NJ (March 25, 2015) – Two additional incentives have been established for the Modified 811 Dig Safe Series at Bridgeport Speedway. First, a point fund has been developed for the five race series and it will be distributed to the top five finishers in the standings. The champion of the Modified 811 Dig Safe Series will be awarded a minimum of $1,000.  The driver that finishes in second will take home at least $500 while a minimum of $250 will go to the third place finisher in the point standings. A second incentive has been created for drivers attending…

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Open House Set to Kick Off Season This Thursday March 26 at Utica-Rome Speedway

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VERNON, NY- This Thursday March 26, an Open House will be held at the Utica-Rome Speedway that will allow competitors and crew members to purchase their NASCAR license for the upcoming season with Hoosier tires also available for purchase.  The event will start at 6 p.m. and go on until 9 p.m.   With the influx of new drivers competing at the speedway this season, the open house will allow anyone to avoid lines on opening day to purchase their NASCAR license beforehand.  A NASCAR license is required for all competitors in any of the weekly events.  Track officials will…

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Preparations Continue For Second Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, April 7 As Short Track Super Series Kicks Off 2015 Season; Open Practice Session Planned For OCFS Saturday, April 4

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – “We’re good to go!” Those were the words of Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda IV when asked the status of the upcoming ‘Hard Clay Open’ at the historic track. The Halmar International ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Inc. is set for Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9), kicking off the 2015 Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region $15,000 championship battle. “We’ve been working around the facility, getting ready for the start of our motocross season (which…

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Brewerton And Fulton Speedway Successful Motorsports Expo Leads Into Great Northern Mall Show March 27-29

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Brewerton And Fulton Speedway Successful Motorsports Expo Leads Into Great Northern Mall Show March 27-29 BALDWINSVILLE, NY – MARCH 18, 2015 – (By Dave Medler) – The popular theme at this year’s Motorsports Expo was “Let’s Go Racing” after the long , snowy and cold winter. Over two days at the New York State Fairgrounds a lot of fans and competitors stopped by the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways' booth to check out the new cars, grab schedules, buy season passes, fill out driver registrations, signup for the Jr. Fan Club and talk about the upcoming season with enthusiasm. In the…

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SIGN UP FOR HIGFAB CHASSIS SEMINAR FEATURING JERRY HIGBIE AND VINNY SALERNO ON APRIL 11

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SIGN UP FOR HIGFAB CHASSIS SEMINAR FEATURING JERRY HIGBIE AND VINNY SALERNO ON APRIL 11 VERNON, NY- With just a few weeks left until the planned first ever HigFab Chassis Seminar at the Utica-Rome Speedway, time running short to sign up for the pre-season event. In addition to a classroom session, a special closed on track practice session for attendees is also planned. Jerry Higbie and Vinny Salerno will be on hand to present the seminar and discuss race car preparation and set-up. Higbie is many time Modified feature winner in the region and the…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLANS IMPROVED KIDS CLUB AND CHILDREN PRICING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLANS IMPROVED KIDS CLUB AND CHILDREN PRICING FOR THE 2015 SEASON VERNON, NY- The 2015 season at the Utica-Rome Speedway already looks to exciting, but for kids it will prove to be even more entertaining. The popular Kids Club will be headed up by Dave Kingwater this season, and monthly activities are planned to keep the young race fans involved all season long. In April, a visit from the Oneida County K-9 Unit is planned while May will bring an autograph night featuring MMA fighters. In the month of June, a visit by the Space Walk of Mohawk…

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New Egypt Speedway Set for Open Practice Saturday, March 28th Bonus Awards for Fastest Time In Each Division Up For Grabs

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New Egypt Speedway Set for Open Practice Saturday, March 28th Bonus Awards for Fastest Time In Each Division Up For Grabs  New Egypt, NJ-            Despite the latest bout of winter weather, New Egypt Speedway is gearing up for Open Practice on Saturday, March 28, 2015. For the second year in a row bonus awards will be awarded in each division for the car turning the fastest lap. The car that posts the fastest lap in the 358 Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Modified, NERS Sprint, and Street Stock divisions will receive one Saturday night $30 value pit pass to the Speedway,…

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Preparations Continue For Second Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, April 7 As Short Track Super Series Kicks Off 2015 Season; Open Practice Session Planned For OCFS Saturday, April 4

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Preparations Continue For Second Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, April 7 As Short Track Super Series Kicks Off 2015 Season; Open Practice Session Planned For OCFS Saturday, April 4 MIDDLETOWN, NY – “We’re good to go!” Those were the words of Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda IV when asked the status of the upcoming ‘Hard Clay Open’ at the historic track. The Halmar International ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Inc. is set for Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9), kicking off…

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Changes be Made in Grandview Handicapping System, Practice Set for March 28

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  BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 22, 2015 . . . In an effort to help current racers and welcome newcomers to Grandview Speedway NASCAR racing management has made some changes to their handicapping system for the 2015 season.                 "We are making changes that have been requested by racers and the changes should add to the excitement of stock car racing at Grandview," said track owner Bruce Rogers. "The new system will be a big help to newcomers so they are not penalized all season."                 The existing point system... For the NASCAR 358 Modifieds will remain with one exception, there…

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SSP Cancels Saturday’s Test & Tune; Next Up on Wednesday, March 25

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Newberrytown, PA (March 21, 2015) – The Susquehanna Speedway Park has cancelled its first Test & Tune on Saturday, March 21 due to the snow and oversaturated grounds.  The next Test & Tune will be on Wednesday night, March 25.  The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination).  Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m.…

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Big Diamond Speedway Practice Postponed to March 27

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MINERVILLE, PA (3/20/15): Promoter Jake Smulley has pushed the practice session back to the 27th due to saturated grounds. The first on-track activity of the 2015 season is set for the Schuylkill County track next weekend, with an Open Practice session planned for Friday, March 27. Smulley opted for Friday night in lieu of Saturday so as to not conflict with events at Grandview (Pa.) and Bridgeport (N.J.). On March 27, gates will open at 6 p.m. Open practice will begin at 7:45 p.m. Grandstand admission is free for the public. Pit admission is $25. All race vehicles, subject to safety inspection,…

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Season Pass Day at GrandView Rescheduled to Sunday March 22 at 1 P.M.

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SEASON PASS DAY AT GRANDVIEW RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 1 P.M. BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 20, 2015 . . . Ma Nature is stirring up some more bad weather and with that in mind management at Grandview Speedway has rescheduled their Season Pass-Reserve Your Seat Day to Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m.                 With weather conditions expected to be questionable for the originally scheduled Saturday, March 21st date management felt it best to make the change and not create any safety issues for the fans.                 Season Pass-Reserve Your Seat Day gives fans who have purchased season passes or are…

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PA Proud: Popular Keystone State Racer Doug Manmiller Teams With Jason Miller For Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Assault; South Region Launches At Bridgeport Speedway ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Sunday, April 19

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BRIDGEPORT, NJ – One of the most popular and successful drivers on the Pennsylvania small-block circuit - Doug Manmiller - is ready to do some traveling this season. Manmiller, a standout competitor in the Keystone State at both Big Diamond and Grandview speedways during his career, has partnered with car owner Jason Miller to chase points on the second-year Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek in 2015. The Shoemakersville, Pa., driver will attend all Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region presented by Scotty's Speed & Diesel events. The first is set for Sunday, April 19 (rain date: April 26)…

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Free to the Public Practice Set at Grandview Speedway for March 28

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 19, 2015 . . . The weather has shown some improvement and that means the Free-To-The-Public practice session is set to take place at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway on Saturday, March 28th starting at noon.                 Racers from all forms of racing are welcome to participate the afternoon sessions that will give all racers ample time to test and tune the new equipment they will be using for the 2015 season.                 Practice day gives fans a great opportunity to see what their favorite racers will be using in competition during the new season. And it is…

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New Egypt Speedway Crate Division to Have Spec Fuel for 2015 and Beyond Sunoco Race Fuel Will Continue As Supplier

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New Egypt Speedway Crate Division to Have Spec Fuel for 2015 and Beyond Sunoco Race Fuel Will Continue As Supplier New Egypt, NJ--           For the first time in New Egypt Speedway Crate Modified competition, the division will be required to run a spec fuel starting with the 2015 season. The spec fuel will be a 94 octane, dyed fuel that competitors must by from the Speedway directly.  The cost will be $4.00 per gallon with a percentage from each gallon sold being added to the end of the year Crate Modified point fund. “Over the past several years we’ve seen…

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New, Ground-Breaking $10,000 American Racer Southern Tier Challenge Cup Announced For I-88 Speedway & Thunder Mountain Speedway Modified Competitors; Season-Long Incentives, Year-End Cash & Product Await Race Teams

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New, Ground-Breaking $10,000 American Racer Southern Tier Challenge Cup Announced For I-88 Speedway & Thunder Mountain Speedway Modified Competitors; Season-Long Incentives, Year-End Cash & Product Await Race Teams INDIANA, PA – A ground-breaking program has been launched for big-block/small-block Modified competitors at New York’s I-88 and Thunder Mountain speedways through a partnership with American Racer and Lias Tire. Details of a new American Racer Southern Tier Challenge Cup program were finalized over the weekend at the Motorsports Expo held in the Center of Progress Building on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. Jamie Page, promoter of I-88 Speedway in…

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John Gasko & Son Farm and Greenhouses to Sponsor the Dirty Dozen Round of May Modified Madness; Winner’s Share Bumped to $750

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New Egypt, NJ – John Gasko & Son Farm and Greenhouses of Monroe Township, NJ has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the “Dirty Dozen” round of the Second Annual May Modified Madness Series at New Egypt Speedway this May. “”No one else does something like this, it’s a really great concept and we’re happy to be a part of it” said John Gasko The Overall Winner of the Twenty-Four Car 358 Modified Tournament will now win $750, with $450 going to Second and $300 to Third overall. Lap Sponsors are now available for the May Madness Finale…

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LEAF RACEWEAR TO PRESENT HARD LUCK AWARD FOR MAY MODIFIED MADNESS SERIES

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LEAF RACEWEAR TO PRESENT HARD LUCK AWARD FOR MAY MODIFIE D MADNESS SERIES New Egypt, NJ – Leaf Racewear has come aboard for the second annual May Modified Madness Series by presenting the Hard Luck Award during the May Modified Madness Finale presented by Liberty Toyota Scion and Amwell Auto Body on Saturday, May 30th at New Egypt Speedway. Leaf Racewear will be contributing $250 gift certificates to Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth in bracket standings, along with the driver who endures the hardest luck throughout the finale night on May 30th, towards any Elite Series Firesuit. The May Modified Madness…

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THE TREE MAN BECOMES THE LATEST MARKETING PARTNER FOR THE MODIFIED 811 DIG SAFE SERIES AND ROMP IN THE SWAMP CALL BEFORE YOU DIG CHAMPIONSHIP AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

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  THE TREE MAN BECOMES THE LATEST MARKETING PARTNER FOR THE MODIFIED 811 DIG SAFE SERIES AND ROMP IN THE SWAMP CALL BEFORE YOU DIG CHAMPIONSHIP AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY Sicklerville, NJ (March 16, 2015) – With the 2015 dirt racing season about to get underway in the Northeast, the array of marketing partners continues to grow for the Modified 811 Dig Safe Series and the Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship at Bridgeport Speedway. The Tree Man, owned and operated by Fraser Lay, has become the latest marketing partner.  “I am very happy to participate in this…

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DIRTcar to Sanction Sportsman Modifieds at Can Am Motorsports Park

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DIRTcar to Sanction Sportsman Modifieds at Can Am Motorsports Park By Jo Ann Davies LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y. - March 16, 2015 - DIRTcar Sportsman racing will have an additional location on Friday nights in 2015 at Can Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y. "We're very pleased to announce the return of Can Am to the DIRTcar family," stated Northeast Director of Series and Sanctioning Mike Perrotte. "The location provides another opportunity for our Sportsman drivers to have a home track and be involved in our Series." Built in 1974, the big half-mile dirt speedway is currently owned by Rochester businessman and…

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Lebanon Valley Honors Champs by Handing Out Over $103k

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By Rodney Rescott West Lebanon, NY – The ½ mile dirt oval positioned along NYS Route 20 in upstate New York has been celebrating its racing heritage for over 60 years. Howard Commander’s legendary high banks at Lebanon Valley Speedway raised the bar once again for the 2014 season, handing out just over a total of $103,000 in Point Funds to the champions in each of its 7 divisions. But the lion share of the pot was handed out to the marque division, the Big Block Modifieds. This year’s take for the 2014 High Point Champion, Brett Hearn, his 9th…

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Penn Can to Begin New ERA with “Can Opener” on Friday, April 24th; Return of the “Spectacular” will Close Out the Point Season

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SUSQUEHANNA, PA…A new era will begin on Friday, April 24th at Penn Can Speedway. The “Can Opener” will lift the lid on the 2015 racing season under the direction of new Promoter Dan Harpell. One of the highlights of the season will be the return of “The Spectacular”, which will close out the regular point season on Friday, September 4th. It was announced in November that Harpell would be taking over as Promoter, following the successful tenure of Reed Miller and Al Wilcox. He plans to pick up where they left off and provide a seamless transition into the new…

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Bridgeport Speedway Plans To Cancel March 21st Practice; But Still Plans For An Eventful Day

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Bridgeport, NJ – With the harsh winter weather that continually plagued the Northeast this past winter, in addition to today’s all-day rain, Bridgeport Speedway had no other choice but to postpone the March 21 open practice slated for next Saturday afternoon.  “We had been thawing and drying out pretty good this past week but, todays all-day rain set the progress back that we made this past week,” explained track owner Brian Ramey.  “We also felt it was the right thing to do, in giving the race teams the heads up so they aren’t putting any unneeded pressure on making our practice.” The originally scheduled practice for Friday, March 27 will now serve as the first ‘on-track’…

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Bridgeport Speedway Adds Fourth Rookie to the Ranks

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Bridgeport Speedway Adds Fourth Rookie to the Ranks   Bridgeport, NJ – The D.A.’s Auto Body 2015 Rookie Class just became one more stronger as this year’s racing season is quickly approaching.  J.R. Burritt has become the fourth official rookie to register with the track this off-season.  Burritt hails from nearby Alloway, NJ in Salem County, NJ.  Burritt actually got a little seat time last November during the Wild Card Weekend as he strapped himself into his ’06 Teao, 602 Crate/Sportsman. J.R. is a life-long fan of Bridgeport Speedway and got hooked when he came to watch a Demo Derby over 20…

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Days Inn And Comfort Suites The Official Hotels Of The Brewerton Speedway

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Days Inn And Comfort Suites The Official Hotels Of The Brewerton Speedway   Brewerton, NY – March 9, 2015 (By Dave Medler) – In a joint announcement with Sun Hotels Management Company, the Brewerton Speedway is proud to announce that the Days Inn and Comfort Suites return as the official hotels of the Brewerton Speedway. The newly renovated Days Inn is located right off Route 81 (Exit 31) at 5552 Bartel Road. Find everything you need for a refreshing stay at their pet-friendly Brewerton hotel, including free Wi-Fi Internet access and microwaves upon request. Wake up with an invigorating workout…

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Road To A $15,000 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Championship Kicks Off Tuesday, April 7 At Orange County Fair Speedway; $30,000 Base Purse Structure, Bonuses & Lap Money Make ‘Hard Clay Open’ A Lucrative Event For Racers

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – The road to a $15,000 championship kicks off Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9) at Orange County Fair Speedway. The second edition of the Halmar International 'Hard Clay Open' presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Inc. is headlined by a 50-lap big-block Modified event offering a hefty $30,000 purse structure. The 'Hard Clay Open' kicks off the battle for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region $15,000 championship. A year ago, Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., won the 'Hard Clay Open' in…

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HUGE – 2015 AMERICAN RACER SPORTSMAN MODIFIED CUP PROGRAM ON TAP!

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  As the American Racer Sportsman Cup by Sunoco Race Fuels enters its third year in existence, it looks to one again rewards teams for their weekly performance at their home track(s) throughout the 2015 racing season, by giving away product awards throughout the season, culminating in the American Racer Cup Weekend at Five Mile Point in October.  The American Racer Cup program will once again be putting up approximately $150,000 in cash and product awards, with regional and overall cash awards in excess of over $50,000 for the upcoming season…here are some highlights:  Pre-season tire certificate giveaways ($85…

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GRANDVIEW MANAGEMENT ADDRESSES TIRE SITUATION, SEASON GETS GREEN ON MARCH 28

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 6, 2015 . . . There seems to have been some confusion amongst racers planning to race at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway this season regarding the use of correct tires.                 Effective immediately racers will be permitted to use BGP stamped American Racer tires that they have on hand. Once their supply of BGP stamped tires is exhausted racers will be required to use only American Racer tires that carry the “GVIEW” stamp.                 Grandview management has told tire suppliers that effective immediately only “GVIEW” stamped American Racer tires should be sold to racers planning to use…

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WEATHER CONDITIONS FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF SEASON PASS DAY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 5, 2015 . . . Inclement weather has created hazardous conditions at Grandview Speedway that force track management to postpone the “Season Pass Day” that had been planned for Saturday, March 7th. “Season Pass Day” will now take place on Saturday, March 21st at 1 p.m. This day gives fans who have purchased a season pass for 2015 to come out to the speedway and pick out a reserved seat that will be for their use for every Saturday racing event April through the season ending with the Freedom 76 in September. Fans who have not purchased…

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Olum’s Presents $10,000 “Double Down Challenge” At Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 28 For ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ Special; A Short Track Super Series Modified & SpeedSTR Sweep Worth 10 Grand!

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CENTER LISLE, NY – Thanks to Olum’s, one competitor will have the opportunity to collect a $10,000 payday at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Sunday, June 28. As part of the speedway’s second annual ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ special event, Olum’s will present a “Double Down Challenge” for drivers competing in both the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek big-block/small-block Modifieds and the Speedway Entertainment SpeedSTRs. Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds will be racing for Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region points, while the SpeedSTRs will do battle for the Action Track USA All-Pro Tour championship. The Modifieds…

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Long Green Line: Taylor & Messick Signs On As Presenting Sponsor For 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Delaware Events; Provides Marketing Support For ‘Diamond State 50’ At Delaware International & ‘Beach Blast 2’ At Georgetown

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HARRINGTON, DE – A distinct buzz is in the air already for the two Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek stops in the state of Delaware during the 2015 season. Now, Taylor & Messick - one of the First State’s most highly respected and widely recognized businesses – has signed on to support the series events at both Delaware International Speedway in Delmar and Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown. Taylor & Messick will serve as a presenting sponsor of both the return of the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Charlie Cathell’s Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 4 (rain date: Aug.…

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44th NAPA Super DIRT Week A Go October 7-11, 2015, In Syracuse

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DIRTcar Racing officials working with county, state executives on 2016 and beyond CONCORD, N.C. - March 3, 2015 - As the 2015 racing season is kicking off around the country this spring, DIRTcar Racing is fully engaged in preparations for the 44th running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week on Oct. 7-11, 2015, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. Thousands of fans from across the United States and Canada are expected to return once again to the Moody Mile, with less than 30 reserved camping spaces remaining for what's quickly become known as Racing's Biggest Party…

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BALLARD SETS A SCHEDULE OF 25 RACES FOR 2015

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Sicklerville, NJ (February 23, 2015) – After looking at series and track schedules, Brett Ballard from B&M Motorsports has set an ambitious racing agenda for the upcoming season. The Pennsville, NJ native is planning to race in twenty five races in 2015. “It will be a slightly different schedule in 2015 versus the past few years. I am preparing to run events at several area tracks this year including Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Delaware, Georgetown and New Egypt. I plan to have two cars available this year. One will be a Crate Sportsman while the other will be a Small Block…

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Williams a Surprise Winner of DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 21, 2015 - Neal Williams shocked a capacity DIRTcar Nationals crowd on Saturdaynight by pulling off the upset win in the 50-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified finale at Volusia Speedway Park. It was the biggest win of the Pittsgrove, N.J., driver's career as he pocketed the $5,000 check and picked up his first Gator trophy. "This is just unreal," Williams said. "To get my first Super DIRTcar series win down here against these boys is unbelievable." Larry Wight had to go to a backup car prior to the feature, but he survived to finish in…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven By: Brooklyn Kennedy   -What an ending to a great week of racing at Volusia Speedway. Saturday night was by far the most entertaining night of racing of the week. There was the most action in both the Late Models and Modifieds then there had been to date. But it was also Championship Night so there should have been.   -The Late Model feature was just an outstanding feature event. To watch Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens going at it for the lead for the majority of the race was…

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Clanton Continues Conquering DIRTcar Nationals Dirt Late Model Events

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  Photo Courtesy of dirtcar.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 20, 2015 - Shane Clanton is making the DIRTcar Nationals his personal playground, winning on Friday night for the third time in four races this week at Volusia Speedway Park after Rick Laubach had earlier secured the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature win. Clanton set quick time and started on the pole for the 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model main event. He was rolling through the corners at the half-mile dirt oval with ease, but Dale McDowell charged forward from the seventh starting spot and swept past Clanton for…

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Friesen Ices Super DIRTcar Series Foes at DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, Stewart Friesen captured the second night of Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series action at Volusia Speedway Park's annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday night. Friesen, the defending event champion, swiped the lead from three-time series titlist Matt Sheppard en route to winning the 30-lap feature, marking the sixth time in his career he's won in the Sunshine State. "We had a great race car," said Friesen, defending Syracuse 200 winner from Sprakers, N.Y. "We worked a lot of bugs out last night and learned a lot of stuff about…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Five

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Five By: Brooklyn Kennedy -It was a very chilly night at Volusia on Thursday. With it being in the low 30s for most of the racing action, there really was a decline in fan count from the past several days. I think with the final two days seeing warmer race time temperatures and having the same two divisions running, it kept a lot of fans home.   -Shane Clanton is having a heck of a week so far. He scored his second Late Model win of the week after holding off some tough challenges from…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Four

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Yesterday’s notebook was cancelled due to rain just like the races. Two inches of rain fell at Volusia Speedway on Tuesday, which forced the cancellation. With that amount of rain the track crew did a fantastic job of getting the track race ready today. The surface was perfect, especially for the Late Model feature. -The first thing I noticed as I arrived at the track was Rick Laubach working on his car all by himself. It’s great to see a driver taking the extra time to put so much effort into preparing the car. It paid off in the long…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Two

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  By: Brooklyn Kennedy   -After night one of the Late Models at Volusia, I have a new found appreciation for them. They were fast and inches away from the inside wall all night long. The speeds were incredible and they put on a great show.   -Donny Schatz stayed at Volusia after the World of Outlaw Sprints left for home, to race his Late Model. Night one for Schatz was a huge disappointment as he ran back of the pack all night long and failed to qualify. After looking like he had a handle on the Late Model at…

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Maryland’s Shawn Ward Files First Modified Entry For Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’ April 7; Elmo’s Speed & Supply Boosts Crate 602 Sportsman Winner’s Share To $1,250

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – The first official entry for the 2015 edition of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ has been filed, and it comes from a unique location: Hurlock, Md. Shawn Ward, a feature winner in the Delaware International Speedway big-block Modified division, has registered for the Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9) ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto at Orange County Fair Speedway. The chase for the $15,000 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region championship gets underway at the legendary five-eighths-mile facility with a…

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Reserve Your Seat at Grandview Speedway on March 7th; Sponsorship and Ad Opportunities Remain Available for 2015 Season

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  BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 7, 2015 . . . The groundhog may have seen his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter but it also means spring is not far off and with it comes the auto racing season.                 Fans who have purchased season tickets for the 2015 Saturday night season at Grandview are now invited to come out to the track on Saturday, March 7th at 1 p.m. to pick their reserved seat which is part of their season ticket package.                 The Saturday night season ticket, in addition to the guaranteed reserved seat, covers every…

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New Egypt Speedway Partners with Route 1 USA Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for 2015 Season

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New Egypt, NJ--           New Egypt Speedway is excited to announce a new partnership with Route 1 USA Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for the 2015 season. In the coming weeks the large Route 539 billboard will be upgraded to announce Route 1 USA as a proud supporter of New Egypt Speedway. An entirely new design that incorporates the important information about the Speedway and Route 1 USA will appear on the large 12’x24’ billboard. “We are really excited about our new partnership with Route 1 USA Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for this season. We just bought a Dodge Grand Caravan for…

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Hurlock Auto & Speed Signs on as Buzz Builds for 2015 Delaware Int’l Diamond State 50

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Buzz Builds For Return Of The ‘Diamond State 50’ At Delaware International Speedway On Tuesday, Aug. 4; Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply Signs On As First Presenting Sponsor; Crate 602 Sportsman & Super Trucks Join Short Track Super Series Modifieds On Midweek Special DELMAR, DE – Buzz is building for the return of a Delaware dirt-track tradition next summer. The ‘Diamond State 50’ – a marquee event anticipated by fans and coveted by competitors from Delaware and beyond for several years – is set for a comeback after a 10-year absence during the 2015 season at Delaware International Speedway. Tuesday,…

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ECS Auto Stores Signs On As Hard Clay Open Short Track Super Series Backer

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ECS Auto Stores Inc./East Coast Speed Signs On As Presenting ‘Hard Clay Open’ Sponsor For Tuesday, April 7 Orange County Fair Speedway Event; ECS Backs Eight-Race Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region; $250 Bonus For Perfect Attendance Drivers Outside Top-12 MIDDLETOWN, NY – A familiar name for racers in southeastern New York – ECS Auto Stores Inc./East Coast Speed – has signed on to support the second annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway. On Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9), the chase for the $15,000 Short Track Super…

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U.S.S. Achey Iron & Metal Processors Continues Support of Big Diamond’s Sportsman Class

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MINERSVILLE, PA (2/3/15)--Big Diamond Speedway is proud of its history and the traditions that accompany it. Similarly, long-time sponsor U.S.S. Achey Iron & Metal Processors is built upon its storied history and traditional fantastic service. Armed with top-of-the-line metal processing methods and equipment U.S.S. Achey has provided recycling services to the area for more than 40 years. The Schuylkill Haven plant has become a staple to the local community and has established prices that offer their customers huge savings. Building off their traditional reputation they've established, U.S.S. Achey has been one of Big Diamond's longest and most lucrative supporters of…

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GME Steering Hard Charger Award Set for Modifieds and Sportsman at Big Diamond

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MINERSVILLE, PA (2/1/15)—Arguably the most recognizable name in the world of power steering, GME Manufacturing will return to Big Diamond Speedway to sponsor the “GME Hard Charger Award” for weekly competition in the modified and sportsman divisions. Specializing in a wide variety of motorsports, GME Manufacturing has provided fantastic service for over 50 years out of their New Ringgold, PA facility and has been an integral part of some of the success to some of the biggest names in the sport. GME will reward a weekly award of $25 to the driver that advances the most positions in the modified…

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Limited Space Available for 2015 Teo-Pro Car ‘Get Smart, Get Quick Seminar’ February 7

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One Week Remains Until 2015 Teo-Pro Car ‘Get Smart, Get Quick’ Seminar; Limited Space Still Available; DRP Representatives To Provide Information On New Dirt Modified Pull-Down Rig; Vaughn Winters Joins Expert Panel That Includes Bobby & Matt Hearn, Stewart Friesen, Ronnie Johnson, Jay Castimore, Pat Macaulay, Rob Fuller & Carl Bush VERNON, NJ – In just one week, Teo-Pro Car will provide racers across the Northeast with their opportunity to get the jump on the competition in 2015. It all takes place next Saturday, February 7, when Teo-Pro Car hosts the ‘Get Smart, Get Quick’ Advanced Chassis Seminar. Two days…

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PPB South Region Kicks Off at Bridgeport Speedway Sunday April 19

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Bridgeport Speedway Kicks Off Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Championship Race For 2015 Sunday, April 19; Rules Set, Registration Opens As Lucrative ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Nears! BRIDGEPORT, NJ – It all begins in South Jersey. The chase for the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region championship opens on Sunday, April 19 (rain date: April 26) at Brian Ramey’s Bridgeport Speedway with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ inaugural edition. The event will make history at Bridgeport, a wide and fast five-eighths-mile clay oval located just minutes from…

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