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The Sheppard & Decker Stage is Set for an Epic Championship Battle

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The Stage is Set for an Epic Championship Battle The Super DIRTcar Series take center stage at Textron Off Road World Finals Nov. 2-4 Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Oct. 19, 2017 - All dirt roads lead to Charlotte for the Textron Off Road World Finals, but the road to the championship is very muddy for the Super DIRTcar Series. Among the three series in action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Super DIRTcar Series has the closest points battle. Two veteran competitors, Matt Sheppard and Billy Decker…

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Wayne City, Illinois.........In the late 1990s, Jason Leffler made tracks big and small his personal playground as he raced to three consecutive USAC National Midget titles. Though Leffler may have been small in stature, his legacy in the sport of midget racing remains that of a giant. One look at the one-eighth-mile dirt oval of Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois gives the impression of diminutive. But that's just a front for the spectacular wheel-banging, ultra-competitive style that…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (October 18, 2017) - As the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale takes place this weekend, the tour announced today, an aggressive 2018 slate, which includes 58 feature events at 37 different venues across 22 states. The 2018 schedule begins with the February 2nd-3rd "Super Bowl of Racing" at Golden Isles Speedway. Portsmouth Raceway Park will be hosting the season-ending Dirt Track World Championship on October 19th-20th. The 2018 schedule will feature an impressive 23 events that will…

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Brady Bacon Eyes First WoO Victory

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Brady Bacon Eyes First WoO Victory Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com SALINA, Okla. — Brady Bacon has won in just about every type of race car and with nearly every series he has raced with over the years. One series he has yet to find the winner’s circle with is the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Bacon has been close on a couple of occasions to scoring that elusive first Outlaws win. The native of Broken Arrow, Okla., will continue his quest for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win during Saturday’s Twister…

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Ridley Declared Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Champion at Weedsport

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Kevin Ridley Declared Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Champion at Weedsport Speedway Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (October 18, 2017) – A yearlong battle with mother nature and Dave Marcuccilli could not slow down Kevin Ridley in 2017, as the driver of the No. 20X Sportsman machine has been declared this year’s Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Champion at Weedsport Speedway. With one victory on the season and four top five finishes in four events in 2017, Ridley narrowly edged Marcuccilli for the series championship, worth a hefty $2,000. Winning the first…

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR “LEFFLER MEMORIAL” SUNDAY

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" SUNDAY IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dich Forman/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Throughout his career, Thomas Meseraull has proven adept at adapting to new situations and new rides quickly. For this Sunday's, Oct. 22 USAC National Midget event at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois, the San Jose, California driver returns to a familiar situation as he climbs aboard the Amati Racing No. 66 for the "Jason Leffler Memorial." This season alone, Meseraull has won twice on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for two different teams,…

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STILLWAGGON WINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT

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RYAN STILLWAGGON WINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW  Story By: Erika Palmai-Wagner/MASS Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com Burlington, NJ native Ryan Stillwaggon added his name to the prestigious list of Thunder On The Hill Racing Series feature winners this past Saturday night at Grandview Speedway after winning the twenty-five lap $500 to win Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series event. Stillwaggon, who started alongside runner up Tim Tanner Jr. on the front row, led every lap and survived multiple cautions as well as heavy lapped traffic on his journey to victory lane. 2017 MASS champion Eddie Wagner, Austin Bishop and Dave Brown rounded out the top five. “I just want…

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All Dirt Roads Lead to Charlotte

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All Dirt Roads Lead to Charlotte Textron Off Road World Finals closes out racing season on November 2-4, 2017 Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Oct. 17, 2017 - The 2017 racing season is made up of 252 days between February and November. During this time, every mile traveled, every lap around a racetrack, every dirt road leads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Textron Off Road World Finals on November 2-4. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super…

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Lucas Oil National Championship Decided this Weekend

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Lucas Oil National Championship Decided this Weekend! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (October 17, 2017) - Three of the nation's top dirt late model drivers are locked into an unprecedented three-man battle for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship. The tightest points chase in series history will be decided this weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY enters the weekend leading the Lucas Oil championship standings by 40-points over Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV and 75-points ahead of Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN.…

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NJ-PA Area Drivers Set Plans For Thursday Night’s Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’

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NJ-PA Area Drivers Set Plans For Thursday Night’s Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Conjuring up memories of days gone by and the Tri-Track Series encompassing Orange County Fair Speedway and the now-closed Flemington (N.J.) and Nazareth (Pa.) Speedways, New-Jersey-Pennsylvania area racers are gearing up for Thursday night’s Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ event. Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds invade Orange County Fair Speedway Thursday night to conclude the nine-race STSS Halmar International North Region and kick off the…

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Tim Shaffer Goes Flag-to-Flag at Ransomville

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Tim Shaffer Goes Flag-to-Flag at Ransomville Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart complete podium in Series first visit in 20 years to Ransomville Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com RANSOMVILLE, New York - October 16, 2017 - The 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer led flag-to-flag in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first visit to the Ransomville Speedway in 20 years. Shaffer fell off the narrow frontstretch in lapped traffic with two to go, but was able to corral his No. 49X and pilot it to his second World of Outlaws Feature win of…

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KRESSLEY DOMINATES HAUNTED HALLOWEEN ON ‘THE HILL

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BRETT ‘THE THREAT’ KRESSLEY DOMINATES HAUNTED HALLOWEEN ON ‘THE HILL. . . KRESSLEY, HIRTHLER, AND STILLWAGGON SCORE FIRST NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES WINS AT GRANDVIEW Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 14, 2017) – It was a spooky Halloween night, but there weren’t any tricks for Brett Kressley, as the 25-year-old scored his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory at the ‘Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam’ on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. “This felt like the longest race of my life,” an elated –…

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Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Returns to Action This Saturday Night

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Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Returns to Action This Saturday Night Story By: Tim Moran/URC Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will return to action this Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway. The last time the URC visited the Central PA track, Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett took home the checkered flags back in May. With Curt Michael on the verge of wrapping up his 10th United Racing Club Championship, look for the Bill Gallagher owned 5G up front battling with the best 360’s in the area including Hodnett, Wolfe, Whittall, Coyle, Stillwaggon, Weller, Locke…

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Pauch Jr. Set for Full Weekend of Racing

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Pauch Jr. Set for Full Weekend of Racing Story By:Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Harry Meeks & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – October 16, 2017 – The versatile driver out of Milford, NJ, Billy Pauch Jr., is set to tackle a big weekend of racing. Pauch is scheduled to be behind the wheel of three different race cars at three different races, in two different states. “We have a pretty busy weekend coming up,” added Pauch. “I couldn’t pull it off without all of the people who help make this happen.” Last week Pauch made his first ever trip to…

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$81,440 In Purse Money Up For Grabs At Georgetown Speedway’s Two-Day Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

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$81,440 In Purse Money Up For Grabs At Georgetown Speedway’s Two-Day Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend October 27-28 Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Racers from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will travel to Georgetown Speedway Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 for Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. A new record $81,440 in purse money has been posted for the year-end spectacular at the Sussex County half-mile oval. With two full days of racing, there is truly something for everyone. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP will conclude its eight-race Velocita-USA South Region with a…

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50 Rich Laps of Racing Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend Thursday

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50 Rich Laps of Racing Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend Thursday: Bonuses Add Up For Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – On Thursday night (October 19), the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend will kick off with 50 rich laps of racing. Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds invade Orange County Fair Speedway with the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to conclude the nine-race STSS Halmar International North Region. STSS Modified competitors will battle for a purse structure of $30,900 total: $5,000 to…

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean & David Nearpass/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........It was just a month ago when Kevin Thomas, Jr. saw hopes of a Terre Haute Action Track victory dashed in the final laps as he ran out of fuel while leading on a late race restart. On the final restart of Saturday night's "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic," Thomas was fueled by determination and a sense of redemption as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon…

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Schatz Downs ‘The Posse’ and Claims 19th Win of Season at Port Royal

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Donny Schatz Downs 'The Posse' and Claims 19th Win of Season at Port Royal Lance Dewease and Daryn Pittman come from row five to complete the podium Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA - October 14, 2017 - Donny Schatz passed Port Royal Speedway Track Champion, Brock Zearfoss on lap 18 and survived a late charge from Lance Dewease to extend his points lead atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings and score his 19th win of the season. Dewease and 10th starting Daryn Pittman completed the podium at Port Royal.…

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Billy Decker Charges to Win at the Fall Nationals in Brockville

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Billy Decker Charges to Win at the Fall Nationals in Brockville Decker makes late pass to regain the lead, captures 4th win of 2017! Story By: Martin Belanger/DIRTcar Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com  BROCKVILLE, ONT, CAN - OCTOBER 13, 2017 - One driver was on a mission as the Super DIRTcar Series kicked off the 9th annual Falls Nationals at Brockville. Losing the lead in the early portion, Billy Decker never let off Jimmy Phelps and made a late race pass en route to win #4 on the Series this season. ''It has been a long time coming!'' said Decker getting…

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Chris Madden dominates the first night of the inaugural Chi-Town Showdown

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Smokey Steals the Showdown Chris Madden dominates the first night of the inaugural Chi-Town Showdown Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com JOLIET, IL- Oct. 13, 2017- Chris Madden had a dominating performance during the first night of the inaugural Chi-Town Showdown at the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway. Madden started the evening by setting quick time, then winning his heat, and topping it off by leading all 50-laps of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Craftsman Club Feature. Madden, who started on the pole for the main event, was never seriously challenged for the lead…

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Smith sweeps Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway

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Twice is Nice; Ryan Smith sweeps Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Sprint Fan & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MANSFIELD, OH (October 13, 2017) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith cashed in for a grand total of $10,000 on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway, sweeping the entire “Double Down at Mansfield” program that included two main events, one of which a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 28. Joining a short list of competitors who have accomplished two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victories in one day including…

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Gobbler Returns to Accord Speedway Saturday, November 25 for Fifth Running

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“Post-Season” Gobbler Returns to Accord Speedway Saturday, November 25 for Fifth Running Story By Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – The post-season ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway will return for its fifth running on Saturday, November 25. Accord Speedway owners Gary and Donna Palmer and special events promoter Brett Deyo have set plans for the Thanksgiving weekend event to continue in 2017. Once again, the ‘Gobbler’ will be headlined by big-block/small-block Modifieds racing under Short Track Super Series rules for 50 laps, $5,000 to win and $300 to take the green flag. Joining the Modifieds will be the…

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Five Drivers Enter Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship With STSS South Region $10,000 Title Hopes

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Five Drivers Enter Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship With STSS South Region $10,000 Title Hopes Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff GEORGETOWN, DE – The ‘neutral’ ground of Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway will decide a 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) champion. The eight-race STSS Velocita-USA South region title – and the $10,000 that accompanies it – comes down to 40 laps around the Sussex County half-mile track on Saturday, October 28 as part of the two-day Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. Following his ‘Dirty Jersey 5’ conquest at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on Sept. 30, Boyertown, Pa., driver…

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It’s Title Time For STSS Halmar North Region: Bachetti Leads Perrego & Decker With $12,500 Championship Looming

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It’s Title Time For STSS Halmar North Region: Bachetti Leads Perrego & Decker With $12,500 Championship Looming Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY – It’s ‘title time’ for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP. First up: the Halmar International North Region. On Thursday night, October 19, Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., hosts the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to bring down the curtain on the nine-race Halmar North Region. A $12,500 championship will be decided after 50 laps around the five-eighths-mile track. Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy…

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WHICH RACERS WILL BE REWARDED WITH LUCRATIVE MODS AT THE MADHOUSE TRAFFIC JAM

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TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN PARTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDIVEW SPEEDWAY. . . . . . WHICH RACERS WILL BE REWARDED WITH LUCRATIVE MODS AT THE MADHOUSE TRAFFIC JAMPAYOFF Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 12, 2017) – “The first win is the hardest one to get,” a statement passed down from one race car driver to another as they battle it out wheel-to-wheel on the high banks of Grandview Speedway. A new group of drivers gets their shot this coming Saturday Night, October 14 (Raindate: October 15) at Grandview Speedway when NAPA Auto Parts…

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Solid Super DIRT Week For HBR

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Solid Super DIRT Week For HBR Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Mandee Pauch Relations – October 11, 2017 – The 46th annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway is officially in the history books. Battling a field of 55 cars attempting qualify for Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200 isn’t the easiest task to conquer but the HBR team was able to do it once again. Wednesday afternoon was the first full day of Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway for the Big Block Modifieds. Jimmy Phelps was looking strong with an eleventh-place time…

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Mansfield and Eldora will conclude 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign

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One weekend remains; Mansfield and Eldora will conclude 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 11, 2017) - Concluding a nine month campaign consisting of nearly 50 events stretching from Upstate New York to eastern Iowa, as well as sunny, northern Florida, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their final appearances of the season this Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, ready to challenge local and regional combatants at a pair of state-of-the-art facilities on opposite ends of the Buckeye State. Arctic Cat All Star teams…

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Hard Clay Finale Set For Entertaining Eastern States Kickoff

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50 Laps - $30,900 Purse – $12,500 Championship: Behrent’s Hard Clay Finale Set For Entertaining Eastern States Kickoff Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – 50 laps. $30,900 in purse money. A championship on the line. All signs point to an entertaining, dramatic inaugural Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway. The event serves as a kickoff to the historic Eastern States Weekend at the venerable five-eighths-mile oval. Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds are featured in a 50-lap main event…

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WINDOM HOPES TO CONTINUE TERRE HAUTE MASTERY IN SATURDAY’S “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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WINDOM HOPES TO CONTINUE TERRE HAUTE MASTERY IN SATURDAY'S "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the long, storied history of the Terre Haute Action Track, less than a handful of drivers have exhibited the stretch of mastery in USAC competition that Chris Windom has attained over the past season. The half-mile "Action Track" has seen its share of dominators over the past half-century. Of course, the five consecutive USAC Sprint wins Jim Hurtubise accumulated from 1960 to 1962 immediately comes to mind. Roger McCluskey swept all three USAC Sprint features at Terre…

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Flemington Car & Truck Country And 48Barriers.com Present The 5th Annual All Star Cup Shootout at New Egypt Speedway Saturday October 21st

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Who Will Be The Next All Star? Flemington Car & Truck Country And 48Barriers.com Present The 5th Annual All Star Cup Shootout at New Egypt Speedway Saturday October 21st   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The next All Star will be found on Saturday night October 21st at New Egypt Speedway when the Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships and 48Barriers.com present the 5th Annual All Star Cup Shootout. “We are very thankful to have the support of both of these great companies for our race”, said New Egypt…

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Diversity Key At Georgetown Speedway During Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

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Diversity Key At Georgetown Speedway During Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend: Modifieds, Late Models & Sprint Cars Among Busy Program Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Diversity is key at the 2017 Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. Two full days of racing at the historic oval on Friday-Saturday October 27-28 will bring down the curtain on a very successful season at the Sussex County facility with Modifieds, Late Models and Sprint Cars all on the docket. The final event of the 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Velocita-USA South Region takes place during…

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MASS CHAMP WAGNER LOOKING FORWARD TO GRANDVIEW AFTER COMING OFF VICTORY AT BRIDGEPORT

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2017 MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES CHAMPION EDDIE WAGNER LOOKING FORWARD TO GRANDVIEW AFTER COMING OFF VICTORY AT BRIDGEPORT Story By: ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER/MASS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com With it's inaugural season coming to an end, Eddie Wagner of Newfield, NJ was named the 2017 Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series point champion on September 22nd at Bridgeport Speedway after also winning the twenty-lap feature event. This Saturday, Wagner is looking to continue his streak by visiting victory lane at Grandview Speedway Inc. to claim the $500 to win pay day, which was upped from the regular $300 to win by…

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW SATURDAY IN 47TH “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW SATURDAY IN 47TH "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........Few races on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail conjure up the history, the memorable moments and the prestige that the "Tony Hulman Classic" brings. Since 1971, many of the sport's best have added the traditional "Hulman" rifle to their trophy collection. Names like Bettenhausen, Pancho, Opperman, Hewitt, Shuman, Kalitta, Yeley and Kruseman are among the proud few who have graced victory lane in previous 46 runnings of the famed event at the Terre Haute Action…

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BIG CHANGES FOR TRENTON: NEW ARENA NAME, NEW DEC. 1-2 DATES, NEW DIRT RACING SURFACE

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BIG CHANGES FOR TRENTON: NEW ARENA NAME, NEW DEC. 1-2 DATES, NEW DIRT RACING SURFACE Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP TRENTON, NJ October 9, 2017 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to Trenton, N.J. this year for the fifth straight year. While the building hasn’t changed, its name has as well as the racing surface the race cars will be competing on. Wingless 600cc Micro Sprints will be headlining this year’s two-day program racing on a clay surface on Friday and Saturday December 1st and 2nd. It was announced this week that the Sun National Bank had…

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PERREGO WINS MODIFIED PORTION OF NATIONAL QUARTER MILE DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

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ANTHONY PERREGO WINS MODIFIED PORTION OF NATIONAL QUARTER MILE DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND ON FRIDAY EVENING Story By: Andy Harpel/Five Mile Point Speedway Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com KIRKWOOD, NY…An outstanding first night of action on the National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway found Anthony Perrego recording the win in the 35 lap Modified feature. The victory was worth over $3,500 for Perrego and his second victory of the season at the speedway. Brian Weaver and Brian Malcolm led the twenty-five car Modified starting field to the green flag for the 35 lap main event.…

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Freddie Rahmer And Kevin Nouse Earn Williams Grove Speedway Sprint Titles

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Freddie Rahmer And Kevin Nouse Earn Williams Grove Speedway Sprint Titles Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway closed its 2017 racing season on October 6 having crowned its season champions in both the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car division and the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint car division. At the age of 21, young Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville became the youngest driver to claim a Williams Grove Speedway track title since Bobby Davis Jr. accomplished the feat at age 20 back in 1983 while driving for Bob Weikert. It was…

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“Working Man’s Race 10” Lives Up To Its Name: Rusty Smith Defeats 60 Modifieds To Win

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“Working Man’s Race 10” Lives Up To Its Name: Rusty Smith Defeats 60 Modifieds To Win American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals At Afton Motorsports Park Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com AFTON, NY – For the 10th time, the “Working Man’s Race” lived up to its name. Rusty Smith of Oxford, N.Y., defeated a field of 60 big-block/small-block Modifieds to win the 10th annual American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Motorsports Park. The win for Smith – worth $5,000 – became an instant career highlight since he made the transition from pavement…

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EASTERN STATES 200 FAVORS “HOME TRACK” DRIVERS

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EASTERN STATES 200 FAVORS “HOME TRACK” DRIVERS Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY (October 9)……..Last October, Stewart Friesen won his first Eastern States 200, beating runner-up Anthony Perrego and 11-time winner of the fall classic Brett Hearn. Although Hearn holds most of the racing records on the Middletown Hard Clay, he has not raced weekly at Orange County for several years. Thus, there is a debate whether “The Corporate Jet” should be considered an invader or an Orange County regular competitor. Hearn and six-time Eastern States 200 winner Danny Johnson, who also has not raced…

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BILLY PAUCH EYES FIRST EVER THUNDER ON THE HILL MODIFIED WIN SATURDAY

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GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SET FOR HALLOWEEN PARTY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 BILLY PAUCH EYES FIRST EVER NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL MODIFIED WIN SATURDAY Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 8, 2017) – Legendary Billy Pauch has achieved many accomplishments in modified racing, winning features and championships at almost every race track in the Northeast. Pauch has won the prestigious Freedom 76 at Grandview and won eleven Thunder on the Hill sprint car feature events, but going into the Saturday night, October 14 Mods at the Madhouse 40 lap Traffic Jam, he is still looking…

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Brian DeFebo wins hotly contested Modified battle over Kris Graver

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Brian DeFebo wins hotly contested Modified battle over Kris Graver…takes point lead with one race to go Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-7-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway is known for close racing and thrilling outcomes and Saturday night’s Modified feature entailed all of that and more. In a race that had huge point championship implications on the line between Kris Graver and Brian DeFebo, the top two heading into the evening, the outcome was one that will be remembered for a long time as the pair dueled in a gun-slinging showdown on the final…

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Heartbreaking: Peter Britten’s Last-Lap Loss to Matt Sheppard Ruins Storybook Ending

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Australian Import ‘Batman’ Peter Britten Looks Back on What Might Have Been at Super DIRT Week XLVI Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OSWEGO, NY- October 8, 2017- It’s incredible how quickly joy and elation can turn into sadness and agony. After the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Super DIRT Week XLVI on Sunday evening, nobody fully understands those wide ranges of emotion quite like Australian native Peter Britten does. With less than half of a lap remaining in the biggest race of the year for the northeast center-steer modifieds at the Oswego Speedway in…

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Larry Wight Notches Third Place Finish at Super DIRT Week

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‘Lightning’ Larry Wight Finishes Third in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200; Best Finish since 2015 Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OSWEGO, NY- October 8, 2017- In the closing laps of Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200, ‘Lightning’ Larry Wight almost took home the $50,000-pay-day with a slide job on then race leader Peter Britten. Unfortunately, the young driver of the No. 99 fell to third-place due in large part to tire selection. “I actually sealed my tires up on the long red flag at the end,” Wight said. “I just couldn’t get the car to…

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One for the Little Guys

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Danny Varin Impressive with Top-Ten Finish Sunday at Super DIRT Week XLVI Presented by NAPA Auto Parts; Tire Selection Key on Sunday With Ever-Changing Track Conditions; Super DIRT Week at Oswego is still Super Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OSWEGO, NY- October 8, 2017- For the second year-in-a-row, Sharon Springs, N.Y., native Danny Varin turned some heads with his performance behind the wheel of the Ed Monger owned No. 93 modified during Super DIRT Week XLVI. His efforts culminated in a 10th place finish for the second-generation modified driver. “That was good,” stated Varin…

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Marcuccilli Victorious in Chevy Performance 75 at SDW

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Marcuccilli Masters Oswego for Second Consecutive Year Story By: DIRTcar MEDIA Photo By: GT SMITH / DIRTTRACKDIGEST.COM  OSWEGO, NY – Oct. 8, 2017 – Dave Marcuccilli proved himself the car to beat by earning the Unique eCigs Pole Award Thursday and put the exclamation point on it Sunday afternoon by leading all 75 laps en route to his second consecutive Chevy Performance 75 Sportsman Modified Feature. “Obviously, the ultimate goal whenever you race is to win. But to earn the pole and win at Super DIRT Week two years in a row, that’s awesome,” said Marcuccilli, who celebrated his 41st…

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Rob Yetman Wins Pro-Stock Championship 75 at Oswego

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Yetman Makes History with FIfth Straight Super DIRT Week Pro Stock Championship Win Story By: DIRTcar MEDIA Photos By: GT SMITH / DIRTTRACKDIGEST.COM and MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY – October 8, 2017 - Castleton, New York’s Rob Yetman made NAPA Super DIRT Week history, becoming the first driver in any division to win five consecutive Championship races as he dominated all 75 laps of the Pro Stock 75 Sunday afternoon at the Oswego Speedway. “I didn’t think I would ever win one of these, and now we’ve won five in a row,” Yetman said. Yetman edged fellow front…

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‘Super’ Matt Sheppard Incredible in SDW XLVI Triumph

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With a last-lap pass, Matt Sheppard outduels Peter Britten for First Super DIRT Week big-block victory since 2009, Notches 39th victory of 2017 Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: PETE MacDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY- October 8, 2017- If you were looking for a more exciting or intriguing 200-lap race on a Sunday at Super DIRT Week, after the 2017 edition of the annual pilgrimage to dirt racing Mecca you’d be hard-pressed to find it. With multiple pit-stops, three-wide racing all over the speedway surface and an avalanche of human emotion, the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Super…

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Five Drivers to Watch in Today’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego

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Matt Sheppard Impressive in Saturday’s Great Outdoors RV 150; Tim McCreadie Looks to Improve by One Position over 2016 Efforts; Billy Decker Excels at Long-Distance Races; Brett Hearn Can Never Be Counted Out; Stewart Friesen Looks for Sixth Super DIRT Week Triumph Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OSWEGO, NY- October 8, 2017- The 46th edition of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the Oswego Speedway in Oswego, N.Y., has produced more than a few surprises since the big-block modifieds took to the speedway on Wednesday afternoon. With a track surface that is beyond…

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O’Neal Paces Pittsburgher Field for $20,000 Victory

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Don O'Neal Paces Pittsburgher Field for $20,000 Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com IMPERIAL, PA (October 7, 2017) Don O'Neal completed a weekend sweep, winning the 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. O'Neal led from start to finish to collect $20,000 for his first career win in the annual event. It was O'Neal's second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season as he led his Clint Bowyer teammate Darrell Lanigan in a one-two sweep for the NASCAR team owner. Josh Richards, the defending race winner came home in…

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Welcome to The Show Mr. Sears

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Tommy Sears Jr. Victorious in 'Win and You're In' 25-Lap Big-Block Modified Special at the Fulton Speedway; Grabs Final Starting Spot for Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- October 8, 2017- Though the last chance qualifier for the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds was run earlier in the afternoon on Saturday, drivers still had one more chance to grab the 41st and final starting position for Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at the Oswego Speedway in Oswego, N.Y. Sears - who fired from the 11th position on the grid…

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Gravel Claims Top Spot in WoO Visit to Fulton

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David Gravel, CJB Score 17th Win of Season at Fulton Story By: WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- October 7, 2017- David Gravel inherited the lead on lap nine after race leader Daryn Pittman got into the back of a slower car and spun to a stop. Gravel survived a multitude of restarts and held off Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz to score his career-best 17th win of the season for CJB Motorsports at the Fulton Speedway Saturday night in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. Daryn Pittman muscled…

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