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Bachetti Gets Himself a Second Helping in Accord’s Gobbler

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Bachetti Gets Himself a Second Helping in Accord’s Gobbler Story By: Mike Mallett/DTD Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – Andy Bachetti went back for a second helping in the 2019 edition of the ‘Gobbler’ at the Accord Speedway. The Sheffield, Mass., driver dominated Saturday’s 50-lap feature for his second consecutive victory in the season ending event at the quarter-mile. Bachetti won the race the last time it was run back in 2017 after Mother Nature claimed the 2018 edition. He now joins Anthony Perrego as the only two-time winner of the annual Northeast outdoor Modified finale. Bachetti took home…

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Early Entries Prepare for All-Tech Raceway STSS ‘Sunshine Swing’ February 5-8, 2020

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Early Entries Prepare for All-Tech Raceway STSS ‘Sunshine Swing’ February 5-8, 2020 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com LAKE CITY, FL – In just over two months, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes history with its first appearance in the Sunshine State. While the final checkered flags have just been waved for the Northeast season, 2020 is approaching quickly for STSS competitors eyeing the ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020. STSS Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman make their debut at the half-mile track approximately one…

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Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener

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Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 30, 2019) Opening the 4th annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night, California's Kyle Larson brought his momentum from the Midgets to the ASCS Southwest Region with his first career victory against the Arizona based tour in the Finley Farms/Chevrolet Accessories No. 57. Taking the green from sixth, Larson worked into the top three on the first lap as Hunter Schuerenberg showed the way with Christopher Bell in tow. Red with 23 laps to run, the restart saw Bell take a shot…

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Fonda 200 $53,000 to Win, $1,000 to Start September 17-19, 2020

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Fonda 200 $53,000 to Win, $1,000 to Start September 17-19, 2020 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – In 2019 at Fonda Speedway, a tradition was restored. For the first time in nearly two decades, the Fonda 200 returned to the Track of Champions last September as a three-day racing festival highlighted by the $53,000-to-win, 200-lap big-block/small-block Modified crown jewel. For 2020, the Fonda 200 weekend is back and is even more lucrative. Fonda Speedway’s BD Motorsports Media LLC management team has announced the ’20 edition of the 200 weekend will take place on Thursday-Saturday…

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Ventura, California (November 29 2019)………Nearing halfway of Friday night's 98-lap feature at California's Ventura Raceway while running fifth, Kyle Larson nearly saw his Turkey Night Grand Prix end in shambles after biking hard into turn one. Somehow, someway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native regained his footing, kept his foot on the throttle and carried on as if it was just part of the game plan. Obviously, it wasn't, but Larson welcomes a challenge and responded to it in kind throughout the night,…

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USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUTS AT SELINSGROVE IN 2020

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USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUTS AT SELINSGROVE IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 29, 2019)………Pennsylvania's Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) will present the Bill Holland Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in what promises to be a must-see event 74 years in the making! The first-ever visit by the Silver Crown Champ Cars to the historic half-mile oval will feature the wingless warriors in a 74-lap race that will not only honor the memory of the late Hall-of-Fame driver Bill…

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PEACH STATE PRIDE: Winger Set to Make 2020 Rookie Run

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PEACH STATE PRIDE: Winger Set to Make 2020 Rookie Run Georgia’s brightest young Super Late Model star learned from Clanton, backed by Franklin EnterprisesStory By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Richard Barnes CONCORD, NC – Nov. 27, 2019 – With just 37 days until the kickoff of the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season on Jan. 3 at Vado Speedway Park’s inaugural Battle at the Border, the first 2020 Rookie of the Year prospects are stepping into the spotlight. Ashton Winger has been one of the brightest rising stars in the Southeastern Super Late Model scene in…

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LARSON BIDS FOR RARE SEASON-ENDING HAT TRICK AT TURKEY NIGHT

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LARSON BIDS FOR RARE SEASON-ENDING HAT TRICK AT TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 27, 2019)………It always seems imperative to end on a high note, to conclude the season in as successful fashion as possible to bring good fortune and cheer heading into the winter months of the racing season. Kyle Larson has an opportunity standing before him to reach the highest of notes this coming Thursday during the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway. Only two drivers in the history…

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DIRTcar’s Night of Champions Honors Williamson, Rudolph, Root and Beauchamp

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DIRTcar’s Night of Champions Honors Williamson, Rudolph, Root and Beauchamp Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Alex & Helen Bruce & Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com LIVERPOOL, NY – Nov. 24, 2019 – The best DIRTcar racers in the Northeast were honored Saturday night at the annual DIRTcar Night of Champions after a season where fans were treated to one of the closest Super DIRTcar Series championship battles of all time. More than $212,000 in cash and awards was handed out to nearly 100 drivers across four series as well as the four divisions of DIRTcar Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship.…

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STENHOUSE JOINS STACKED TURKEY NIGHT FIELD

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STENHOUSE JOINS STACKED TURKEY NIGHT FIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 26, 2019)………Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., a five-time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature winner and 2007 series Rookie of the Year, has filed an entry to become the latest addition to the massive field for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Stenhouse, also a two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup winner and two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champ, will drive the No. 17JR for Clauson/Marshall Racing, a fifth…

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First Run Of Entries Revealed For 34th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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First Run Of Entries Revealed For 34th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (November 25, 2019) With the first 101 entries confirmed, and we're not talking Dalmatians, the entry list for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has been released. Taking place January 13-18 atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. eight of the entries received thus far are still in search of a driver while 24 are among those who have made the cut.Among the entered is 2019 World of Outlaws…

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TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX-VIEW 2019

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TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX-VIEW 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 25, 2019)………It's been nearly three decades since the Turkey Night Grand Prix has reached the levels of enormity in car count and buzz than it has entering this Thursday's 79th edition of the prestigious event, but that's certainly the case in 2019. More than 70 cars are expected to compete in the event at California's seaside oval of Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving night, November 28, which would be the most USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets in attendance…

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PORT ROYAL LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020 WITH VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS, OPENING DAY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 8TH

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PORT ROYAL LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020 WITH VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS, OPENING DAY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 8TH Story By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa- As soon as the final laps of 2019 were completed and the victory lane celebrations wrapped up on the front stretch of the Port Royal Speedway, the track team began work on what will be a busy offseason at ‘The Speed Palace’. While many things will remain the same, several large projects are in the works to ensure the fans and racers will continue to be rewarded for their support throughout the…

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BIG MODIFIED STOCK CAR ENTRY LIST FOR WALL STADIUM TURKEY DERBY WEEKEND

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BIG MODIFIED STOCK CAR ENTRY LIST FOR WALL STADIUM TURKEY DERBY WEEKEND Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The list of Tour Type and Wall/SK Modified stock car teams planning to compete in the Thanksgiving weekend Turkey Derby continues to grow! Well over 80 race teams from all divisions were in the Wall Stadium Speedway pit area for both the November 16 and the November 23 final practice session. If these practice turnouts are any indication, the 46th running of the Turkey Derby stock car classic could feature a record setting field in…

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Madden Wins Inaugural Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Race at Cherokee

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A SIX-PACK FOR SMOKEY: Madden Wins Inaugural Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Race at Cherokee Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme Dirtcar Series Photo By: Chris Dolack GAFFNEY, SC – Nov. 24, 2019 – From the spectator line forming outside Cherokee Speedway at 9:30 a.m. waiting to get in, to announcer Rick Eshelman’s The Most Extreme Super Late Models in the Southeast four-wide call, the inaugural race of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series lived up to its hype with the huge crowd, terrific car count and great racing on Sunday afternoon at the 29th annual Blue Gray 100. Thirty-eight of the Southeast’s best…

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Santa Claus Ready to Celebrate the Holidays at the ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway on Nov 30

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Santa Claus Ready to Celebrate the Holidays at the ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway on Nov 30 Story By: Mike Mallett/Accord Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – Santa Claus is coming to town a bit early this year. The North Pole native is set to make an appearance at the Accord Speedway on Saturday, November 30, for the ‘Gobbler.’ Santa Claus will be at the gate greeting children as they come in offering candy canes as well as free ‘Gobbler’ stickers. As part of the day’s activities with Santa Claus, Accord Speedway is also collecting new, unwrapped toys to…

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THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD

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THIRD TIME'S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California (November 23, 2019)………Kyle Larson became the first driver in 16 years to win back-to-back USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget features in the state of California on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, picking off Michael Pickens for good on the 11th lap and commanding the final 20 laps to score his third series victory of the year. J.J. Yeley was the last to pull off the Cali double with two consecutive wins in the Golden State in 2003 at…

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Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion

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USA Nationals Saturday Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jacy Norgaard CONCORD, NC – Nov. 23, 2019 – Now that he’s had a few weeks to let it sink in, 2019 Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss has done a bit of reflecting back on the remarkable first season he completed aboard the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. At this point, the “rookie” denotation he wore throughout the 41 contested races might have been the most unfitting word to describe his first year on a national…

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Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show Set for November 22 and 23, 2019.

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Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show Set for This Weekend! Major Sponsors Return for Third Annual Show/Many Auction Highlights. Story By: Mike Mallett/NRP Photo By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY – The Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet (NRP) is getting ready for its third annual event showcasing the very best vendors in all forms of motorsports. The weekend of November 22 and 23, 2019 are the dates and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY is the site. Major sponsors have returned to back the annual event which is a mere few booths of a sell…

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358 Modified and Sportsman Modified divisions will be DIRTcar sanctioned in 2020

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358 Modified and Sportsman Modified divisions will be DIRTcar sanctioned in 2020 Story By: Joe Grabianowski/DIRTcar Photo By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com CENTER LISLE, NY – Nov. 22, 2019 - Thunder Mountain Speedway has officially joined the elite ranks of DIRTcar-sanctioned racetracks in the Northeast for 2020. The Southern New York speedway will sanction the highly competitive DIRTcar 358 Modified division as well as DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. DIRTcar Northeast Director Dean Reynolds visited Thunder Mountain officials last Sunday for their rules meeting at the Town of Lisle Fire Department conference center. Reynolds and track owners came to the agreement, which will include…

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INDOOR SERIES RACERS CHALLENGE: “PURSE INCREASE, DOUBLE PAY FOR WINNER IF THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT.”

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INDOOR SERIES RACERS CHALLENGE: “PURSE INCREASE, DOUBLE PAY FOR WINNER IF THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT.” Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ November 21, 2019 . . . Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels promoter Len Sammons has issued a Racers Challenge to the drivers and car owners who will compete in the four 2020 events: “Help us sell out the house and we’ll pay the feature winners in all classes double the purse!” Sammons, who along with sons Danny and Davey organize the events, expanded the challenge to increasing all…

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Placerville, California (November 20, 2019)………Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson's most cherished racing moments. It's the place he made his first sprint car start. It's the place he won his first sprint car race. It's the place he describes as his "home track." Now, he can chalk up another memorable moment at the northern California 1/4-mile dirt oval and lay claim as the winner of the richest event in USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget…

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature2019 was a learning year for Schatz who went through changes on and off the racetrack Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 20, 2019 – Donny Schatz experienced several highs and lows on and off the track in 2019. Some changed his view on life, but none have changed who he is or his desire to win. After a stretch of winning five championships in-a-row – and collecting at least 20 wins each year – the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series…

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New Egypt Speedway Schedules Race Team Roundtable Discussions For Saturday December 28th

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New Egypt Speedway Schedules Race Team Roundtable Discussions For Saturday December 28th Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Since the end of the 2016 season, New Egypt Speedway management has sat down with it’s all of their weekly race teams to discuss the upcoming season, heading into 2020 will be no different as NES has scheduled its roundtable discussions with for Saturday December 28 th, 2019 at the New Egypt Firehouse located at 59 Main Street in the town of New Egypt. The meeting times will take place as follows: Street Stocks:…

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & DB3 Placerville, California (November 19, 2019)………It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget. Just last weekend, the Fresno, Calif. native broke into the top-10 for the first time with the series in his fifth start, a ninth-place finish, and admitted that it's a different kind racing than he's used to and that it will take time to compete with the best drivers of this…

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 19, 2019)………The driver lineup for the Nov. 28th Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway has surged above 70 entrants for the 79th running of the famed event featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets. The car count hasn't exceeded 70 since 1992, and this year's class of entries is not only stocked with quantity, but immense quality. The lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016…

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 18, 2019)………One-hundred lap USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget races are a rarity these days. In fact, this week's inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 from California's Placerville Speedway is the first such event in seven seasons, a race won by Brady Bacon at Indiana's Tri-State Speedway in 2012. Races of that length can create a completely different aspect to the event that you don't see in standard 30 or even 40 lap events. There's…

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Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion

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Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2019 Champions; McClendon crowned Dirt Series Champion Story By: Dave Seay/Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica, VA - Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 and 50th Anniversary season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2019 champions. During the night’s events, over $36,000 in cash and prizes was handed out; of that, almost $27,000 was in cash. In the Victory Lap Pro Late Model division Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned Champion and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also…

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The ‘Gobbler’ to Close Out 2019 Modified Season on Saturday, November 30

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The ‘Gobbler’ to Close Out 2019 Modified Season on Saturday, November 30 Story By: Accord Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – The holiday season is all about getting together with friends and family to celebrate another year. On Saturday, November 30, Accord Speedway offers one final opportunity for everyone to come together with their racing family at the ‘Gobbler.’ The ‘Gobbler’ is the final outdoor racing event in the Northeast for the 2019 season. Once again, the Accord Speedway continues the tradition of hosting the event as it has attempted to do the past six seasons. The main…

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 17, 2019)………If you're going to make a first impression, make it a big one! The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets make their debut at California's Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-20, for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, the richest event in the history of the series with a total purse of over $150,000 for the two-night spectacular. Tuesday's PureCrop1 main event on November 19 will pay $5,000 to the 30-lap main event winner and features…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2019 NASCAR CHAMPIONS AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2019 NASCAR CHAMPIONS AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park THOMPSON, Conn. -- After a 10-event schedule that included five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and countless touring series classes, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park crowned NASCAR champions and honored special award winners on Sunday afternoon, with the annual awards banquet at the Clubhouse. In the Sunoco Modifieds, Keith Rocco celebrated his eighth career track championship, extending his lead with the most in the history of the Connecticut oval. Rocco earned four wins – three in points events and the other in…

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LEARY’S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE

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LEARY'S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Was there any more indicative way of how C.J. Leary and Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports achieved their USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship than how they performed in Saturday night's season finale at Arizona Speedway? The team rolled off the trailer for the second night of Western World and clicked off fast time during qualifying, then won their heat race from the third row and finished off with a solid top-five run. Night-after-night, track-after-track, Leary…

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Regardless of the type of car or the venue, Brady Bacon has a knack for winning at the Western World Championships. Entering Saturday night's 52nd Western World finale at Arizona Speedway, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native had previously earned four final night victories in a 360 c.i. sprint car, first in 2009 and 2010 in Tucson, then again in 2016 and 2018 at Arizona. Now you can add a victory in a midget to his Western World…

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………One year ago, Tyler Courtney had a view from the other side of the spectrum at the season finale. There, his nearest combatant in the title chase collected a feature win while he celebrated a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship. Saturday's 2019 season finale at Arizona Speedway found the Indianapolis, Ind. in the polar opposite position where he was the one standing in victory lane with a tinge of bittersweetness surrounding him. He earned a…

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Entering the final weekend of the year trailing by 44 points in the USAC AMSOIL National standings, Tyler Courtney's goal was simple. Win a championship. Simple enough. But to do that, you've got to persevere under pressure and tense situations that may arise around you. You've also got to avoid catastrophe whether it's by your own doing or avoiding the calamities around you in order to maximize your points. Courtney checked all those boxes…

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Since his car first rolled off the trailer for practice one night earlier, Kevin Thomas, Jr. has had the propensity to be quick in a midget around Arizona Speedway. That tendency carried into Friday night's Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford where Thomas led all 30 laps and fought off a hard-charging Zeb Wise who nearly ripped away the victory in the final laps of first ever visit for the USAC NOS…

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Matt Sheppard Scores $2,000 as Weedsport’s Stirling Lubricants/Champion Oil Modified Series Champion

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Matt Sheppard Scores $2,000 as Weedsport’s Stirling Lubricants/Champion Oil Modified Series Champion Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Matt Clemons & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.comWEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2019) – Matt Sheppard enjoyed another stellar campaign in 2019, including being crowned as Weedsport Speedway’s Stirling Lubricants/Champion Oil Modified Series champion, worth $2,000. Sheppard visited Victory Hill in three of four Big Block Modified races at The Port this season, topping series runner-up Larry Wight by 25-markers in the overall standings. Weedsport wins for Sheppard included the June 9 All-Star Showcase, as well as Super DIRTcar Series triumphs in the Hall of…

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor$45k Point Fund, $4k Guarantee + Unique Point System Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme DIRTcar Series CONCORD, NC — Nov. 15, 2019 — DIRTcar Racing Officials announced today Drydene Performance Products has been named title sponsor of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series ahead of its winter season opener on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Cherokee Speedway for the Blue Gray 100. An all-new series logo in the familiar red-and-white Drydene colors has been unveiled and Drydene will be posting a number of product awards at each of the Series’ events, including five $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start, 40-lap Features…

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LEARY TOPS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRACTICE

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LEARY TOPS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader C.J. Leary got his weekend off on the right foot by setting the top lap during Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National/CRA/Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car open practice at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) ripped around the 1/3-mile dirt oval with a top lap of 14.682 in his Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical - Mesilla…

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. recorded the fastest lap during USAC NOS Energy Drink National/Western States Midget open practice Wednesday night at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas set the standard of 15.073 around the 1/3-mile dirt oval in the first ever visit for the series to Arizona Speedway aboard his Petry Motorsports/FK Rod Ends - McDonald's - Dr. Pepper/Bullet/Speedway Toyota.…

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Delaware’s Jordan Watson Files First ‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Entry for February 2020

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Delaware’s Jordan Watson Files First ‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Entry for February 2020 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com LAKE CITY, FL – On the heels of a career season, Jordan Watson is anxious to get 2020 underway. Watson, the reigning Modified champion at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., was the first to file an official entry for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its inaugural visit to the state of Florida in February. For the first…

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Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny Lasoski

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THE DUDE AND THE KID: Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny LasoskiDaniel, 19, will field his own team with Lasoski at the helm in his World of Outlaws rookie season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO CONCORD, NC – Nov. 14, 2019 – Do you remember what you were doing at 19 years old? Maybe early stages of college. Maybe minimum wage job. Probably still driving your first low budget car. In 2020, 19-year-old Mason Daniel, of Springville, Calif., will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as a full-time rookie contender…

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Jimmy Phelps Closes Season with World Finals Victory

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Jimmy Phelps Closes Season with World Finals Victory Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – November 14, 2019 – The 2019 season concluded last weekend in North Carolina for Jimmy Phelps and the Heinke-Baldwin race team at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Despite closing out the season on top during a prestigious weekend, it was quite the grueling season for the no.98h team leading up to it. Friday nights saw Phelps and the team at their home track, Brewerton Speedway, where they finished fifth in the points standings. “We felt like we were decent at…

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season Story By: Jordan DeLucia/Xtreme Dirt Car Series GAFFNEY, SC – Nov. 13, 2019 – The first race of the inaugural Xtreme DIRTcar Series winter tour kicks off next Sunday, Nov. 24 with the running of the 29th annual Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway. This storied event hosts some of the best Super Late Model talent from across the Southeast, coming together in a 100-lap battle for $10,000 to win. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series has sanctioned the year-end racing extravaganza since 2015 but will co-sanction this year’s…

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Ventura, California (November 13, 2019)………As it stands now, the entry list for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is stacked to the gills with the number of cars, drivers and the amount of talent that will be on display for the prestigious event on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Entries are still rolling in at press time, but at the moment, the lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016 victor Kyle Larson (Elk…

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 12, 2019)………This weekend's 52nd Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford at Arizona Speedway presents a unique opportunity. An opportunity to showcase versatility in both a Sprint Car and a Midget on the same track on the same evening for two consecutive nights. It's a rare breed who've been able to tame both beasts on the same night by winning both a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature and a USAC NOS…

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TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR TRENTON AND SYRACUSE INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS NOV. 20

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TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR TRENTON AND SYRACUSE INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS NOV. 20 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ November 13, 2019 . . . Tickets for the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series race events in Trenton, N.J and Syracuse, N.Y.  will go on sale for the first time on Wednesday, November 20. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. but on a new later date, Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd. The exciting event…

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LAUBACH, WEAVER AND STINSON WRITE THE FINAL CHAPTER IN BRIDGEPORT’S 5/8 MILE

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LAUBACH, WEAVER AND STINSON WRITE THE FINAL CHAPTER IN BRIDGEPORT'S 5/8 MILE Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway ran its final race of the 2019 season and the final race on the 5/8th mile speedway to conclude the Wild Card Weekend sponsored by K&A Excavating. Pre-race ceremonies paid tribute to Shirley Laubach, the mother of Rick Laubach, and Ken Golden, Sr. - both of whom has passed away in recent weeks. Track owner, Brian Ramey thanked the fans and the competitors for their support over the years and recognized the efforts…

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet Sheppard’s marriage proposal adds to championship celebration for World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – Wrapping up what will forever be engrained as one of the greatest seasons in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series history, Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing owner Mark Richards held their championship trophies high on Sunday night as they and their fellow competitors were all honored at the World of Outlaws awards banquet. A season of blood,…

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title comes down to this: two events in two nights at Arizona Speedway where C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney are engaged in a battle separated by a mere 44 points entering this Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th's 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford. C.J. Leary enters the ring this weekend with the advantage after capturing the victory in last Saturday's Oval Nationals at California's…

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