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Pierce Pounces on another Wild West Shootout Win with Thornton & Searing Victorious as Well

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Pierce Pounces on another Wild West Shootout Win with Thornton & Searing Victorious as Well Story By: Lonnie Wheatley/Wild West Shootout Photos By: Tyler Rinkin SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 9, 2019) – Bobby Pierce moved one step closer to a potential Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge bonus payout by wiring Wednesday’s Super Late Model field at the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval. While the Oakwood, IL, ace led all 30 non-stop rounds to collect the $5,000 victory, it wasn’t without strong challenges from Brandon…

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Morton Buildings Joins the World of Outlaws Late Model Family as Title Sponsor

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Morton Buildings Joins the World of Outlaws Late Model Family as Title Sponsor Story By: Cristina Cordova/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Jan. 10, 2019 - The World of Outlaws announced today that Morton Buildings, the premium steel building construction company in the country, is building on its involvement in dirt track racing by becoming title sponsor of the Late Model series, now the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. "Morton Buildings has been an amazing partner over the past four seasons, and we are honored to have them expand their commitment to our series and…

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KT, DAVEY JR. AND CONN JOIN HAMILTON RACING 2019 SILVER CROWN ROSTER

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KT, DAVEY JR. AND CONN JOIN HAMILTON RACING 2019 SILVER CROWN ROSTER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 9, 2019).........Davey Hamilton Racing will field a talented roster of drivers with Kevin Thomas, Jr., Davey Hamilton, Jr. and Jason Conn all set to take the wheel for the new Silver Crown team which hits the track for the first time in 2019. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., has teamed up with team owners Hamilton and David Byrd to compete in all six pavement races on the Silver Crown schedule this season aboard the No.…

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Rob Sherlock Roofing Joins Short Track Super Series for 2019 North Region Heat Sponsorship

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Rob Sherlock Roofing Joins Short Track Super Series for 2019 North Region Heat Sponsorship Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Heat winners on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region in 2019 will be rewarded. Rob Sherlock Roofing, based in Wurtsboro, N.Y., has signed on to sponsor qualifying heats at all nine STSS Halmar International North Region races kicking off Sunday, April 7 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. All STSS Modified North Region heat winners will receive $100 cash thanks…

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L&J Sheet Metal Named Title Modified Sponsor for Georgetown Speedway 2019

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L&J Sheet Metal Named Title Modified Sponsor for Georgetown Speedway 2019, Sunoco Takes Super Late Model Naming Rights Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The anticipated 2019 season at Georgetown Speedway is beginning to take shape with the first on-track action planned for March. L&J Sheet Metal, based in Laurel, Del., has taken on the role of title sponsor for the Sussex County facility’s big-block/small-block Modified division in the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Sunoco Race Fuels, via distributor Insinger Performance, will claim naming rights of the Super Late Model division. L&J Sheet Metal, owned and…

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King Of Dirt Racing Announces Unique Title ‘Contender’ Program For 2019

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CHAMPIONSHIP OVERHAUL AT KOD; ONE RACE TO RULE THEM ALL King Of Dirt Racing Announces Unique Title ‘Contender’ Program For 2019 Story By: Rob Hazer/KoD Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com January 8, 2019 (Fonda, NY) – They say to stand out in a crowd something must be unique. King Of Dirt Racing promoter Rob Hazer has no problem thinking outside the box and when competitors chase the tour in 2019 they’ll find themselves locked into a do or die title format that literally changes the game. The ‘Contender’ program will offer a very different and unique championship format for King Of…

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Casey Shuman Takes World of Outlaws Late Model Series Reins

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Casey Shuman Takes World of Outlaws Late Model Series Reins Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com As the 2019 season is set to kick off in just one month, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is excited to welcome racer, owner and promoter Casey Shuman as Series Director. Born and raised in Rattlesnake Bend, Arizona and now residing in Indianapolis, Indiana, Shuman raced non-winged sprints and midgets for more than 20 years before stepping into the role of owner and promoter of the Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Series in 2016. Staying true to his competitor roots, Shuman…

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2019 Fonda 200 Offers $53,000 to Win September 26-28 at Legendary Fonda Speedway

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  2019 Fonda 200 Offers $53,000 to Win September 26-28 at Legendary Fonda Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – $53,000! It’s a number that shocked the dirt Modified world on Saturday night. During the annual Night of Champions Awards Banquet for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo announced the 2019 Fonda 200 will offer $53,000 to win for the Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds! “We’ve been working behind the scenes since we announced the return of the Fonda 200 to get this done,” Deyo…

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Short Track Super Series Honors Top Performers at Saturday ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet, Distributes Record $572,469 in 2018

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Short Track Super Series Honors Top Performers at Saturday ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet, Distributes Record $572,469 in 2018 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – Champions all. Talented competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic congregated in the Mountain Ballroom of the Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center Saturday night to officially culminate the 2018 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. Top performers from the traveling STSS Modified and Sportsman circuits and home-track American Racer Cup were recognized during the festive affair. STSS announcer Jeff Ahlum served as the master of ceremonies…

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DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. TO RUN FULL SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE IN 2019

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DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. TO RUN FULL SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana (January 4, 2019).........Davey Hamilton, Jr. will venture into an expanded USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule in 2019 as he aims to compete full-time on the 12-race trail, racing his for his father's Davey Hamilton Racing team on both the dirt and pavement. Hamilton owns a plethora of experience in a wide variety of machines including off-road trucks and Indy Lights throughout his career, but a full slate of Silver Crown racing is the next step in his racing endeavors, and…

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON PLANS

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON PLANS Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway has put together an exciting schedule of events for the 2019 season! The 2019 season will kick off with the 60 Over Special - the Doug Hoffman Memorial Race that honors the former track champion and promoter. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th, just one week after the track's open practice session on Saturday, March 23rd. Colonial Pipeline returns as the title sponsor for the 811 Call Before You Dig 2019 Poker Series. The 60 Over…

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S&D BODYLINE RENEWS THEIR SPONSORSHIP OF THE PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD AT NEW EGYPT

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S&D BODYLINE RENEWS THEIR SPONSORSHIP OF THE PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY IN 2019 Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (January 2, 2019) – For the fourth consecutive year, S&D Bodyline, a specialty fabrication business owned by Don Biegley, will sponsor the Perfect Attendance Award at New Egypt Speedway in 2019. “We want to thank Don and S&D Bodyline for sponsoring the Perfect Attendance Award again in 2019. This type of award rewards those drivers who support us each and every event,” stated New Egypt Speedway’s Joey Liquori. All Modified, Sportsman…

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Number 27 To Be Retired Across Central Pennsylvania

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Number 27 To Be Retired Across Central Pennsylvania Story By: Mandee Pauch/Heffner Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Retiring a number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to an icon whose career was cut short. Greg Hodnett, sprint car icon, was 49 when he lost his life in a crash at BAPS Motor Speedway in late September. Hodnett had a lustrous career driving several car numbers during his time, but his last number he ever drove was the No.27 owned by Mike Heffner and Heffner Racing Enterprises. “It’s not any more special than any of…

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Orange County Fair Speedway To Feature 24 Nights Of Action in 2019

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Orange County Fair Speedway To Feature 24 Nights Of Action in 2019 Story By: OCFS Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Middletown, NY - The unprecedented 2019, 100th Anniversary Season will kick off with the OCFS Motorsports Show on March 23 & 24.  A tentative schedule has been released that includes dates for points races, new events, scheduled rain dates and the 100th Anniversary Weekend. Super DIRT Series will return with “Battle of the Midway” as well as Tony Stewart and his All-Star Circuit of Champions. A second, yet to be named “Eve of Destruction” has been added in June. The…

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T.P.TRAILERS AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT RETURNS FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT SEASON OF SUPPORT OF NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEW

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T.P.TRAILERS AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT RETURNS FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT SEASON OF SUPPORT OF NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BONUS BUCKS INCREASE IN BOTH DIVISIONS SPORTSMAN FEATURE RACERS WILL SEE INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE FIELD Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Bechtelsville, PA January 2, 2019 . . . As a result of the continuing support from T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment each NASCAR feature winner will go home with extra money in their pocket for the eighth straight season. The Limerick, PA business will continue as a major sponsor of NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.…

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Brad Loyet Set To Take On The Chili Bowl Nationals One Last Time

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  Brad Loyet Set To Take On The Chili Bowl Nationals One Last Time Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (December 28, 2018) The 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will be one of mixed emotions for the Loyet family as Brad Loyet will get behind the wheel of the Loyet Landscaping/Vacuworx No. 05 one last time before he hangs up the helmet. Taken out of the seat in February 2018 when a wheel exploded while inflating a tire, Loyet was rushed into surgery and has since been…

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$10,000 Goofy’s Sprint Showdown Returns To BAPS

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$10,000 Goofy’s Sprint Showdown Returns To BAPS Story By: BAPS Motor Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK HAVEN, Pa. – BAPS Motor Speedway has partnered with Goofy’s Eatery and Spirits to increase the payout and prestige for next year’s Goofy’s Eatery & Spirits Sprint Showdown. Gerard McIntyre Jr. won this year’s event and banked $5,000. However, the winner of next year’s race on Nov. 16 will earn a hefty $10,000 payday. The total purse for the 2019 edition of the Goofy’s Eatery & Spirits Sprint Showdown is more than $30,000. “We are honored to partner with Goofy’s Eatery and Spirits,”…

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Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17

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Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17   Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA - Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2019 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates, all which include the powerful Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars. The 2019 season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm. A total of four season dates for the always-popular super late models has been slated including the return of the World of Outlaws late model series to the track for the first time…

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HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT FOR 2019

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HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH MEAN GREEN RETURNING AS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR AND HAR’S WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT OF THE ICONIC # 69 FOR THE 2019 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES Story By: Hoffman Auto Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Loveland, OH (Dec 21, 2018) Hoffman Auto Racing is proud to announce that Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser will return as the primary sponsor and with 15 USAC National Sprint Car wins and two USAC National Sprint Car Championships for HAR, Brady Bacon is back in the seat. HAR now boasts 108 USAC National Sprint Car…

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Chili Bowl Entries Surpass 300

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Chili Bowl Entries Surpass 300 Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein TULSA, Okla. – Exceeding 300 entries for the fifth consecutive year, a melting pot of talent is set to converge on Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan. 14-19. “When the Chili Bowl started, we had just a few over 50 cars that showed up and maybe a couple thousand people that came out to watch. I think back to those days and look at what it has become, and I’m amazed,” said Chili Bowl co-founder Emmett…

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Ready to Launch: Demetrios Drellos to Take on Super DIRTcar Series Full-Time

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Ready to Launch: Demetrios Drellos to Take on Super DIRTcar Series Full-Time Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – December 20, 2018 – From Soap Box Derby cars to Big-Block Modifieds, Demetrios Drellos has quickly made a name for himself racing DIRTcar Modifieds in Eastern New York. Now he, and car owners Dawn and George Drellos, are preparing to take their Bicknell Racing Products chassis out on the Super DIRTcar Series tour. The 22 year-old Queensbury, NY native knows that if you wants to make it in Big-Block Modified racing, you…

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Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Joins Short Track Super Series South Region

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Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Joins Short Track Super Series as South Region Presenting Sponsor Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Sun, fun and the Velocita-USA South Region of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco go hand-in-hand. So it’s only appropriate that Design for Vision/Sunglass Central have joined the STSS as season-long partners during the 2019 big-block/small-block Modified South Region kicking off on March 15-16 at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. The eight-race ’19 STSS Velocita-USA South Region will now be presented by…

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Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Races Past 1,000 Entries With More Expected

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Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Races Past 1,000 Entries With More Expected Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Tulsa Shootout TULSA, Okla. (December 20, 2018) At the close of early entry on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout has for the fifth consecutive event received more than 1,000 entries. What makes that worthy of note, is prior to going to the current open-wheel format, the Tulsa Shootout ran upwards of 20 divisions with Karts, Quads, Flat Track, Micros, Mini Sprints, and more on the card. Back then, 1,000 entries or more were fairly common. At 1,038 entries among seven…

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“THE BIG 7” ALL RETURN TO RACE AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY IN 2019

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“THE BIG 7” ALL RETURN TO RACE AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY IN 2019 Story By: Paul Szmal/Outlaw Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com (Dundee, NY) Dubbed as “The Big 7”, many of the nation’s top touring groups will make an appearance at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY during the 2019 season. For every group it will be a return engagement from last year when the track hosted each organization to pack grandstands. It all gets started on April 19 with the Annual Spring Nationals as the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will once again open up the regular season at the…

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BBL Racing Coming ‘Home Again’ to Fonda Speedway

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BBL Racing Coming ‘Home Again’ to Fonda Speedway; Brian Gleason Plans Full Weekly Schedule, Matt DeLorenzo Semi-Regular Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – As the John Denver song says, ‘It feels good to be back home again.’ For the BBL Racing team and driver Brian Gleason, ‘home’ is Fonda Speedway and in 2019, they’ll be back in their comfort zone. Gleason will race regularly in Fonda’s Sunoco Modified division this season for the first time in more than three years, marking a return to the ‘Track of Champions’ by the popular…

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KKR Signs Partnership with Wicked Cushion and its Wicked Energy Gum Brand

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Kasey Kahne Racing Signs Partnership with Wicked Cushion and its Wicked Energy Gum Brand Story By: Kasey Kahne Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MOORESVILLE, NC (December 18, 2018) – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), announced today Wicked Energy Gum, an innovative consumer energy product developed by Wicked Cushion, has been signed as a new sponsor for KKR’s No. 9 team that will be driven by Kasey Kahne in 2019. Wicked Energy Gum is a convenient, great tasting, alternative to energy drinks. You can enjoy up to a 5x faster boost in energy, alertness and…

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Kasey Kahne to Compete with World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Weedsport Speedway on May 19

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Kasey Kahne to Compete with World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Weedsport Speedway on May 19 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (December 19, 2018) – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series only visit to New York State just got even more intriguing, as Kasey Kahne announced his part-time series schedule on Tuesday afternoon, which includes a stop at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, May 19. Following his retirement from full-time NASCAR competition, Kahne is going back to where it all started with plans of more than 50 sprint car events on both the…

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Hoyenga Racing To Field Two-Car Fonda Speedway Sunoco Modified Team for Dave Constantino & Cody Bleau

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  Hoyenga Racing To Field Two-Car Fonda Speedway Sunoco Modified Team for Dave Constantino & Cody Bleau Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – There’s a buzz around legendary Fonda Speedway for 2019 as change is in the air with a new management team, new name for the Sunoco-sponsored Modified division and a more relaxed rules package in the headline class. With that said, fans and race teams are gearing up for Opening Night at the ‘Track of Champions’ on Saturday, April 20. Laudy Hoyenga’s Sloansville, N.Y.-based race team will field two cars in…

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World of Outlaws Form California Fire Relief Tour in March

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World of Outlaws Form California Fire Relief Tour in March $1 of all tickets told will be donated to California Fire Foundation Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – December 18, 2018 – In an effort to assist the healing from the devasting California wildfires, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and California race tracks have come together to form the Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour, where $1 of every ticket sold will be donated directly to the California Fire Foundation. Two separate November wildfires in both Northern and Southern California have left thousands…

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Six new faces on the Series tour will surely shake up 2019 competition

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Six new faces on the Series tour will surely shake up 2019 competition Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Dec. 17, 2018 - Two World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookies of the Year have eventually gone on to win the season-long championship. In 2019, six drivers will be taking their first steps toward adding their names to that exclusive list. Ricky Weiss, G.R. Smith, Blake Spencer, Kyle Hardy, Cade Dillard and Chuck Hummer all have their sights set on the rookie title in 2019. All have unique talents and believe they…

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World of Outlaws Partnership with Tickets.com Set to Provide Fans with Expanded Ticketing Options Never Before Accessible in Dirt Racing

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World of Outlaws Partnership with Tickets.com Set to Provide Fans with Expanded Ticketing Options Never Before Accessible in Dirt Racing, Including Mobile and Print-At-Home Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — December 17, 2018 — The World of Outlaws and Tickets.com have partnered to launch an entirely new online ticketing platform in dirt track racing, and on Tuesday the 2019 season will begin to unfold as tickets for events through mid-April go on sale at WorldofOutlaws.com. Better yet, with Tickets.com Print-At-Home technology, the World of Outlaws just made your last-minute holiday shopping that…

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Selinsgrove Confirms 410 Sprint Car Dates

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Selinsgrove Confirms 410 Sprint Car Dates Story By: Steve Inch/Selinsgrove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials are finalizing the upcoming schedule and expect to release the full lineup shortly after Jan. 1. The popular 410 sprint cars will once again make a select few stops at the historic half-mile clay oval next season. The speedway’s annual Ray Tilley Classic for the 410 sprint cars will be run at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The supporting division on this night will be announced soon. Selinsgrove’s Pennsylvania Speedweek show has been moved up to the first Sunday…

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T-MEZ CLOSES OUT 2018 WITH KNEPPER 55 WIN

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NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM; T-MEZ CLOSES OUT 2018 WITH KNEPPER 55 WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Al Steinberg/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois (December 15, 2018).........Thomas Meseraull doesn't waste any time getting up to speed when he lands a new ride. And when he gets up to speed in that new ride, it's a foregone conclusion it's going to occur in spectacular fashion. That thread continued Saturday night as the San Jose, California native jumped into the seat of the RMS LLC No. 7 for the first time and drove it straight to…

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RUDOLPH OUTRUNS PAUCH JR. TO WIN SECOND ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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ERICK RUDOLPH OUTRUNS BILLY PAUCH JR. TO WIN SECOND ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RACE IN TRENTON THRILLER Story By: Ernie Saxton/East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 15, 2018 . . . New York State Dirt Track Modified star and past multi-time Indoor Auto Racing Series ‘concrete track champion’ Erick Rudolph won Saturday’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals 50-lap feature run in the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. “Everything went together well with Tom (Fraschetta) for the race,” Rudolph said, in praise of his car owner, for whom he had raced just…

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PAUCH JR., RADKEY, SPENCE AND BUCKWALTER WIN TRENTON’S FRIDAY NIGHT 600 MICRO DIRT QUALIFIERS

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PAUCH JR., RADKEY, SPENCE AND BUCKWALTER WIN TRENTON’S FRIDAY NIGHT 600 MICRO DIRT QUALIFIERS; CHAMP KART FEATURE TO MATT CHAVIS; $5,000-TO-WIN 600 MICRO DIRT NATIONALS SET FOR TONIGHT, SATURDAY Story By: Ernie Saxton/East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 14, 2018 . . . Billy Pauch, Jr., Jim Radkey, Kyle Spence and Steve Buckwalter were Friday night’s winners of the four A-Main Qualifiers, earning guaranteed starting spots into Saturday night’s 50-lap East Coast Dirt Nationals feature. Michael Carber, Tim Buckwalter, Lee Nardelli and Sean Brierly finished runner-up to the respective winners. Tim Buckwalter’s last-to-first drive…

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CARBER, KIDD III, RUDOLPH AND WHITE WIN WINGLESS 600 SPRINT INDOOR DIRT FEATURES THURSDAY NIGHT IN TRENTON

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CARBER, KIDD III, RUDOLPH AND WHITE WIN WINGLESS 600 SPRINT INDOOR DIRT FEATURES THURSDAY NIGHT AT TRENTON’S CURE ARENA, WHITMOYER TOPS IN SLINGSHOTS; ACTION CONTINUES ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT 5 PM Story By: Ernie Saxton/East Coast Indoor Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 13, 2018 . . . Brian Carber, Whitey Kidd III, Erick Rudolph and Collin White were the four winners of the 20-lap A-Main Wingless Sprint Qualifiers on Night One of the Second Annual East Coast Dirt Nationals inside Trenton, NJ’s CURE Insurance Arena. In Slingshot feature action, Craig Whitmoyer,…

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SPECIAL EVENTS ARE A SPECIAL OCCURRENCE FOR USAC MIDGET RACERS

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SPECIAL EVENTS ARE A SPECIAL OCCURRENCE FOR USAC MIDGET RACERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........What is a special event, you might ask. When you get a chance to watch midgets during the so-called "offseason," or any chance for that matter, it's always a special occurrence. In the biblical sense, however, a USAC Special Event is one that deviates from the norm, one that may possess an altered format or circumstances that aren't quite as routine as they might be throughout the season, one that doesn't pay points toward a championship. That's…

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Mahaney and Huttig Team Up for 2019

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Mahaney and Huttig Team Up for 2019 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – December 13, 2018 – It wasn’t too long ago when Mike Mahaney announced he was a free agent for the 2019 season. It didn’t take long after that for the dynamic duo out of Elizabethtown, NY, George and Julie Huttig, to come in and sweep him up. “When I first met Mike a few years ago we immediately had a connection,” said Julie Huttig. “It was interesting when we reconnected on the phone a little while ago, for us and for…

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FENCE UP, CLAY DOWN AS TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA IS TRANSFORMED INTO INDOOR DIRT SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS

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FENCE UP, CLAY DOWN AS TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA IS TRANSFORMED INTO INDOOR DIRT SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS; RACING STARTS THURSDAY NIGHT (DEC. 13) Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 12, 2018 . . . Preparations for the Second Annual East Coast Dirt Nationals continued in earnest Wednesday morning inside Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena. Concrete barriers and catch fencing were erected on the arena floor starting at 7 am on Monday morning to create the outside wall. On Tuesday over 60 dump truck loads of black New Jersey clay…

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 7, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2018 National Champion include: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by DirtonDirt.com ($10,000), Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs ($10,000),…

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Lehner Poised to Break Through in Super DIRTcar Series Rookie Season

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Jack Lehner Poised to Break Through in Super DIRTcar Series Rookie Season Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mike Johnson & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Rookie of the Year to Race Full Super DIRTcar Series Schedule in 2019 CONCORD, NC – December 11, 2018 – Jack Lehner’s meteoric rise through the DIRTcar Northeast ladder system shows no signs of slowing down in 2019. After rising from go-karts to Big-Block Modifieds, the twenty-year old is ready for the biggest challenge of his career: Lehner and his crew chief Ryan Stites are taking on the full Super…

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55 AS FIELD SOARS PAST 70 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........USAC National champions Tyler Courtney and Tanner Thorson are among the final set of entries for the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list soars to 74 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Courtney, the newly-crowned USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car titlist, will lead a three-car Clauson Marshall Racing attack at Du Quoin…

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FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER AYRTON GENNETTEN OF MISSOURI ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON DECEMBER 13-15 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 11, 2018 . . . Ayrton Gennetten, a 19 year old from Gravois Mills, MO who won the 2017 Tulsa Shootout, will be making his first start east of Ohio at the East Coast Indoor Dirt National. The third generation driver will be racing on a clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The Dirt Nationals begins this Thursday and…

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois (December 10, 2018).........Recent "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner Christopher Bell has filed his entry to compete in the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list has exploded to 69 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Bell, of Norman, Oklahoma, is one of three entries for Tucker/Boat Motorsports alongside McKenna Haase and Tanner Berryhill. Bell is the defending…

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Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing Join Forces for 2019

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Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing Join Forces for 2019 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com December 10, 2018 - Mike Heffner has been overwhelmed by the support for his team and Sherry Hodnett since the passing of Greg Hodnett. It’s because of that support, both financially, and more important, emotionally, that Heffner wants to continue to be a part of the racing community. It’s a way to heal and honor the Hodnett family. The next step in that process is to continue with Heffner Racing next season. To do so, Heffner has hired Ryan Smith…

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SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019

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SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019 RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED AS SEASON IS SET TO START ON MARCH 30 ADDED ATTRACTIONS TO BE PART OF SOME SATURDAY NIGHTS Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 10, 2018 . . . Changes have been made for the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway and Saturday night racing action will have a new look. “The lack of participants, car counts have been declining in recent years, and the lack of fan support has forced us to remove the Late Models from the…

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Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28

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Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – It’s an event fans and racers have been talking about since the initial announcement in late September. The Fonda 200 is back. A long-standing tradition at the ‘Track of Champions’ won by many of the sport’s iconic figures, the Fonda 200 has been absent for 17 years. That will change in a big way! Fonda Speedway’s BD Motorsports Media LLC management team is bringing back the ‘200 weekend’ on Sept. 26-28, 2019. A hefty payout…

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........C.J. Leary has agreed to drive full-time for FMR Racing on the complete 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail. Leary, of Greenfield, Ind., has been a standout on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for the last number of years, but will now take on the midget tour for the first time in his racing career aboard the No. 76m. Brady Bacon, FMR's driver for the past three seasons, has taken a step back from full-time…

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MIKE ILES & URC STANDOUT STRADA ADD SPICE TO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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MEDFORD MAD DOG’ MIKE ILES, UNITED RACING CLUB STANDOUT EDDIE STRADA ADD SPICE TO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS 600 MICRO FIELD; RACES SET THIS WEEKEND (DEC.13-15) AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA WITH FIELD OF 120 SLINGSHOTS; KARTS WILL RUN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 8. 2018 . . . Dirt Modified veteran Mike Iles and youthful URC 360 Sprint driver Eddie Strada, Jr. are among the 120 drivers ready to challenge the clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The event, the…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT USAC’s NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 63RD NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS CELEBRATION Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Jeremy Rhoades & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Tyler Courtney and Logan Seavey shared the spotlight along with other 2018 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 63rd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Courtney, of Indianapolis, IN and Seavey, of Sutter, Calif., earned National championships. Swanson is a four-time Silver Crown titlist, Courtney a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and…

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