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It’s Almost Time To ‘Gobble’ At Accord Speedway

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It’s Almost Time To ‘Gobble’ At Accord Speedway; Northeast Outdoor Dirt-Track Finale Takes Place Saturday Story By: Brett Deyo/Gobbler Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – It’s almost time to ‘Gobble’ at Accord Speedway! On Saturday (November 25), Accord Speedway will host a full plate of stock car racing as the ‘Gobbler’ closes the curtain on the 2017 Northeast outdoor dirt-track season. The ‘post-season’ event celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds headline the card in a 50-lap feature offering $5,500 to the winner. Anthony Perrego is a two-time event winner, taking the inaugural in 2013 driving for…

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Brady Bacon captured Wednesday's USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Car feature on night one of the 77th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Ventura Raceway. The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma zipped around Troy Rutherford on the fifth lap of the 20-lap points-free "Special Event" feature and cruised to a commanding two-and-a-half second victory ahead of Rutherford, Carson Macedo, Tyler Courtney and Max Adams. Also timing in second during midget practice Wednesday…

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2018 Schedule For Whelen Mods Announced

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2018 Schedule For Whelen Mods Announced Opener Set For Myrtle Beach; NHMS Extra-Distance Event On Tap Story By: NASCAR Home Tracks Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take the green flag on the 2018 season at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Speedway in March, and the schedule will feature 16 championship points races at nine different venues. The champion will once again be crowned at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as the .625-mile hosts the 56th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, Oct. 14. The calendar spotlight’s some of the northeast’s iconic…

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS FOR TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Have you heard the one about when Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe walk into a racetrack? Well, when that happens, it's definitely no joke. These four may not be series regulars, but when they strap into a USAC Midget this Thursday night, Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix," this "vacation" away from their regular duties becomes strictly business. All have earned a reputation…

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........One of the deepest "Turkey Night Grand Prix" fields in years brings with it one of the most talented rookie classes for the race as well. At press time, 23 of the 52 entries will be contenders for Don Basile "Rookie of the Race" honors for the 77th annual race on Thursday night, Nov. 23, including three drivers currently in the top-ten of the USAC National Midget point standings: Tyler Courtney (5th), Justin Grant (6th) and Tanner Carrick…

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Stafford Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule of Events

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Stafford Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule of Events Story By: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway is proud to announce the 60th season of NASCAR weekly racing in Northeast Connecticut with a 22-race schedule.  The 2018 season will kick-off on April 28 & 29 with arguably the biggest Modified race in the country, the 47th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler dubbed “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring”.  The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will run 200 laps and will be joined by Stafford’s 5 weekly divisions, the New England Truck Series, and new for 2018, the…

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ROAD RACING CHAMPION ADDED TO LOST SPEEDWAYS PROGRAM

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ROAD RACING CHAMPION ADDED TO LOST SPEEDWAYS PROGRAM Story By: Ron Hedger/Lost Speedways Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Saratoga Springs, NY - 2011 American LeMans Series driving champion Chris Dyson has been added to the Saturday, November 25th Lost Speedways program at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Dyson will join his team owner and father, Rob, in a discussion of the 200 mph Lola B0/86 Mazda-powered endurance racer they recently donated to the museum. "It was a great line-up already and having Chris talk about driving the car puts it over the top," said event organizer Ron Hedger. "The prototype racer draws…

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Reveals 2018 Schedule

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Reveals 2018 Schedule Season Opening Icebreaker set for April 6-8 Story By: Jeffrey Price/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Thompson, CT (November 20, 2017) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) revealed it’s 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing schedule, comprised of seven diverse and unique events. Thompson will continue to showcase Sunoco Modifieds, which will compete in eight points-counting races, supported by the Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks, who will all have seven points-counting races. The Lite Modified Division will race in three events, but not under the NWAAS sanction. “In the…

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Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018

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Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018 at Oswego Speedway Story & Photo Provided By: Camden Proud/Proud Motorsports OSWEGO NY - Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway. Proud, a former rookie of the year in the division, is Oswego Speedway's public relations director and an avid motorsports writer, who put together a third place finish in the driver…

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‘Early Bird’ Registration Strong for 2018 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco

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‘Early Bird’ Registration Strong for 2018 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco; Billy Van Pelt First Entrant Story & Photos By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup SYRACUSE, NY – The 2018 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco roared out of the gate over the weekend. ‘Early bird’ registrations at the Northeast Race Products Show in Syracuse, N.Y., were brisk for the upcoming race season with 2017 just recently in the rear-view mirror. Some 14 facilities spread from upstate New York to southern Delaware comprise the ’18 Cup and drivers are anxious to take part in the program which offers $51,450 cash…

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62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend to Include ISMA Supernationals

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62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend to Include ISMA Supernationals on Saturday, September 1 Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Chris Burgess/RacersGuide.com  OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) - For the 24th consecutive season, Saturday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway is set to include the always entertaining winged warriors of the International Supermodified Association on September 1. While a second division for Classic Saturday 2018 is still to be announced, it is confirmed that Friday will once again include ‘Pole Day’ time trials for Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers while Sunday, September 2 will see the Budweiser International…

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Champions Yetman, Marcuccilli, Bernard and Sheppard Honored at DIRTcar Northeast Banquet

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Champions Honored at DIRTcar Northeast Banquet Yetman, Marcuccilli, Bernard and Sheppard Crowned Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY - Nov. 20, 2017 - The Northeast DIRTcar Racing industry gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the many accomplishments throughout the 2017 racing season, handing out over $200,000 dollars and special awards while honoring the champions for another great season. The Night of Champions kicked off with the acknowledgement of the many tracks, sponsors and teams that gathered in the banquet hall at the Holiday Inn in Central New York. A very special recognition was…

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“TURKEY NIGHT” MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52

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"TURKEY NIGHT" MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........The midget entry list for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway. Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets. Among the 52 entries, four past winners have signed up:…

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Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2017 Champions

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Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2017 Champions; Shelton crowned Aaron’s Dirt Series Champion Story By: Dave Seay/Virginia Motor Speedway Photo By: Al Goulder/Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica, VA - Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2017 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2017 champions. During the night’s events almost $36,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $27,000 was in cash. Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned the 2017 Victory Lap Pro Late Model Champion for the second year in a row and received…

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SESELY TO RACE ‘SAME OLD CAR’ IN SAMMONS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES TQ MIDGET EVENTS

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ANTHONY SESELY TO RACE ‘SAME OLD CAR’ IN SAMMONS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET EVENTS; ENTERS EAST COAST DIRT TRACK MICRO NATIONALS WITH NEW HYPER Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 20, 2017 . . . Anthony Sesely is ready to return to the winners’ circle in the 2018 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events. The winner of four Indoor races inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall - including three Gambler’s Classics (2013, 2014, 2016), Sesely is coming back to Indoor action this year with the car that won…

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VONDOHREN & WILLS CAPTURE FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDGEPORT WINS

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VONDOHREN & WILLS CAPTURE FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDGEPORT WINS Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com After a pair of second place finishes, Craig VonDohren made a strong statement as he raced to the win in the 358 Small Block Modified feature event at the Bridgeport Speedway on the first night of the Wildcard Racing weekend. Tom Wills, Jr. raced to his sixth win of the season in Pennco Tech Outlaw Stock competition. Polesitter, Brett Kressley led the first fifteen laps of the feature event, looking for his second Bridgeport Small Block Modified victory of the…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA READYING FOR 2018

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ALBANY-SARATOGA READYING FOR 2018 Story By: Don & JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (November 19, 2017) – The 2017 season had not yet come to an official close when Promoter Lyle DeVore began to lay plans for the facility and program improvements at the popular dirt oval that runs weekly on Friday nights under the DIRTcar NE banner. “The 2017 season was a great season for us despite five rainouts and threatening weather every week,” stated DeVore. “Our car counts were great and the crowds were good weekly. All in all we had a successful year.”…

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Accord Speedway Serving Up A ‘Full Plate’ of Stock Car Racing This Saturday

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Accord Speedway Serving Up A ‘Full Plate’ of Stock Car Racing This Saturday (November 25) With Fifth Annual ‘Gobbler’ Event Story By: Brett Deyo/Gobbler Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ACCORD, NY – Eat Thanksgiving dinner with the family, we’ll provide the dirt-track dessert. On Saturday (November 25), Accord Speedway will host a full plate of stock car racing as the ‘Gobbler’ closes the curtain on the 2017 Northeast outdoor dirt-track season. The ‘post-season’ event celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds headline the card in a 50-lap feature offering $5,500 to the winner. Anthony Perrego is a two-time event…

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Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title

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Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – At the end of a riveting, breathtaking battle that had fans in the grandstands on their feet long after the checkered flag, Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch by .681 seconds at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 and his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. In Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Truex—one of Earnhardt’s closest friends—kept Busch behind him during a…

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR WALL STADIUM’S TURKEY DERBY

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LARGE FIELDS EXPECTED FOR WALL STADIUM TURKEY DERBY Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ If the overflowing number of cars that were in the Wall Stadium Speedway pit area for the two pre-race practice sessions are any indication, the 44th running of the Turkey Derby stock car classic at Wall Stadium Speedway could feature a record setting field in both quality and quantity. The event is presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours. Among the Tour Type Modified standouts expressing interest in the annual classic are…

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Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth say goodbye to NASCAR in their own perfect way

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Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth say goodbye to NASCAR in their own perfect way Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR & RacersGuide.com Photo Staff HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The crew in black and yellow fire suits went methodically about its business, check-listing last details before the beginning of the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A few feet away, the crew in the red and black fire suits was performing the same series of tasks, but a throng of onlookers and well-wishers pressed in at every movement. It was a surreal scene,…

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Dowling To Run Full-Time Whelen Modified Tour Schedule In 2018

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Chase Dowling To Run Full-Time Whelen Modified Tour Schedule In 2018 With LFR Story By: LFR Chassis Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com fter running select races together in 2017, NASCAR driver Chase Dowling and team owner Rob Fuller have announced that they will partner to run for a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) championship in 2018. “This is something Chase and I have discussed throughout the season,” said Fuller, President of LFR. “With the success we had this season, it seemed like a good decision for both our sponsors and Chase to go after the championship.” In just nine NWMT races…

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Byron wins emotional battle for XFINITY title

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William Byron wins emotional battle for XFINITY title, as Cole Custer dominates Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As Cole Custer celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and 19-year-old William Byron reveled in the series championship, a heartbroken and angry Elliott Sadler confronted the driver he believed cost him a long-coveted NASCAR title. Custer took the checkered flag in a different zip code, crossing the finish line 15.405 seconds ahead of second-place Sam Hornish Jr., who delivered the owners’ championship to Roger Penske. The real action, however, occurred three-quarters of…

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MONTIETH CLAIMS SIXTH LINCOLN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

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MONTIETH CLAIMS SIXTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS; Adrian Shaffer earns first Lincoln title in 358 sprint division Story By: Lincoln Speedway Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK, PA, 11/18/17 - Lincoln Speedway track champions were recognized and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 18th. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions were recognized and special awards were distributed in the annual awards banquet, which officially closed the 2017 racing season. MONTIETH WINS TWICE TO CLAIM SIXTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP Phoenixville’s Brian…

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California.........With one of the busiest racing schedules of any driver in the United States, Brady Bacon annually competes in excess of 100 events a year on tracks from coast-to-coast. In Saturday night's "November Classic," it might've appeared the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native had been an experienced master of Bakersfield Speedway. But, wouldn't you know it? Saturday night was the first time Bacon had even laid eyes on the track. Bacon, originally lining up seventh on the grid, worked the…

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PINE BROOK SPEEDWAY REUNION TO BE A BIG ATTRACTION DURING PPB MOTORSPORTS

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PINE BROOK SPEEDWAY REUNION TO BE A BIG ATTRACTION DURING PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . From 1962 through its final race in 1989 Pine Book Speedway presented crowd pleasing Three Quarter Midget racing and during the three days of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance a Reunion will be presented. A showcase of TQs raced at the popular race track will part of the Reunion along drivers and others that were involved…

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Christopher Bell takes NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title

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Christopher Bell takes NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title; Chase Briscoe gets first win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The tandem burnouts filled the frontstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a thick cloud of smoke, as Chase Briscoe celebrated his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and runner-up Christopher Bell exulted in his first NASCAR championship. In a Ford EcoBoost 200 that ran caution-free except for the planned breaks after the first and second stages, Briscoe, the pole winner, passed Ben Rhodes for the lead on Lap 96 of 134 on Friday…

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IRCO RETURNS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

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IRCO RETURNS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW Story By: Bob Miller/Dirt Track Heroes Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 4th…

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Hamlin steals Homestead pole from Martin Truex Jr.

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Denny Hamlin steals Homestead pole from Martin Truex Jr. Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With a dramatic run late in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin knocked Championship 4 contender Martin Truex Jr. off the pole for Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 (on NBC at 3 p.m. ET). Hamlin covered the 1.5-mile distance in 31.038 seconds (173.980 mph) in the final round, edging Truex (173.952 mph) by .005 seconds for the top starting spot in the race that will decide the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Truex, in…

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary In 2018

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2018 Schedule Features New Tracks, Traditional Dates and Special Events as The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com   CONCORD, NC - Nov. 17, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series releases its 2018 schedule. The beast that Ted Johnson brought to life back in 1978 has officially reached 40 years of existence. Heading into a new decade, The Greatest Show on Dirt has become the premier dirt track series in the world and appears to be stronger than ever. A total of…

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Danica Patrick to end racing career with Daytona 500, Indy 500 runs

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Danica Patrick to end racing career with Daytona 500, Indy 500 runs Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Danica Patrick said good-bye to racing during a tearful press conference on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway—but it will be a long good-bye. “This will be my final season as a full-time driver,” Patrick said between sobs, before revealing plans to finish her career by running two more races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Though Patrick said details had not been finalized for either race, she indicated negotiations on…

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 54 events in 2018

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 54 events in 2018 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff BROWNSBURG, IN (November 17, 2017) - Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 54 events at 36 different facilities. “America’s Series” will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin. Continuing a…

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As final race approaches, Dale Jr. contemplates regrets, what-ifs

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As final race approaches, Dale Jr. contemplates regrets, what-ifs Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Memories of his formative nine seasons with his family team will be easily conjured for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In his final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver – Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBC) – the sport’s most popular figure will utilize a No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with an aesthetic reminiscent of the one in which he made his Monster Energy Series debut…

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Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show Set For This Weekend

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Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show Set For This Weekend Story By: JEREMIE CORCORAN / NORTHEAST RACING PRODUCTS AUCTION SYRACUSE, NY – A new tradition is set to begin this weekend with the first annual Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet. The spacious Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds will be location and all forms of motorsports will be represented. Northeast promoter Jeremie Corcoran has taken the reins of the new show and with several months still to the actual event, the event is way ahead of schedule. “I was presented the…

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Harvick feeling confident as Championship Race nears

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Late-bloomer Harvick feeling confident as Championship Race nears Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick’s two wins this season are fewer than any of the other three drivers eligible to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His Stewart-Haas Racing team needed half a season to finally find its footing after switching from Chevrolet to Ford. Martin Truex Jr. remains the most consistent, most consistently able to strong-arm a weekend for a Toyota contingent that has been the prime manufacturer of the season.…

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Francis Retires, Becomes Lucas LM Tech Director

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Francis Retires, Becomes Lucas LM Technical Director Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, Ohio — Steve Francis has been fortunate to have a long and successful career driving dirt late models, but on Thursday that part of his life came to a close. Francis, the 2007 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion, is hanging up his driving gloves in order become the new technical director for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The opportunity, according to the 50-year-old National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, came at exactly the right time. “I’ve had a great career,…

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Is Brad Keselowski the Championship 4 underdog?

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Is Brad Keselowski the Championship 4 underdog? Check back on Saturday Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – According to the metrics and the odds makers, Brad Keselowski is at the bottom of the totem pole entering Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 (on NBC at 3 p.m. ET) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After all, he squeaked into the Championship 4 race on points, when Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin renewed their burgeoning rivalry last Sunday at Phoenix Raceway to the detriment of Hamlin, whose charge toward the final four ended in a heap…

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RYAN SMITH GEARS UP FOR EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS

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SPRINT CAR ACE RYAN SMITH GEARS UP FOR EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS; CALIFORNIAN DANNY STRATTON ALSO FILES ENTRY Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 16, 2017 . . . Ryan Smith, who ranked second in the 2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint Car circuit, has filed an entry to compete in the first East Coast Dirt Nationals coming up in two weeks at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.  on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd. The ‘Kunkletown Kid’ for his lifelong residency in the small Pennsylvania hamlet,  Smith enjoyed a breakout season with…

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JRM teammates promise hard, clean racing in NASCAR XFINITY finale

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JRM teammates promise hard, clean racing in NASCAR XFINITY finale Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – They’re not exactly the Three Musketeers. It won’t be “one for all, and all for one” when three JR Motorsports teammates—Elliott Sadler, William Byron and Justin Allgaier—take the green flag in Saturday’s Ford Eco-Boost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). In fact, all three drivers, along with Richard Childress Racing's Daniel Hemric, will be competing for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship trophy, and there’s only one of those to go around. That doesn’t…

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LARRY MCREYNOLDS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

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FOX TV PERSONALITY LARRY MCREYNOLDS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Harold Hinson/HHP & Getty Images/NASCAR OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . Considered by many in the industry as one of the very best Crew Chiefs in the long history of NASCAR racing, Larry McReynolds will be appearing on Saturday, January 20th at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance. McReynolds will be appearing at the Jeff Hammond Store display located at the front entrance to the show. Now…

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Cole Pearn: No points, no problem in straight-up Championship

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Cole Pearn: No points, no problem in straight-up Championship Race Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Crew chief Cole Pearn spent the first 35 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season watching driver Martin Truex Jr. amass a bevy of insurance through playoff and stage points with his series-high seven victories. All that security is gone now, as the Furniture Row Racing team that has been the standard for the garage enters the finale on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a four-car showdown for the championship. All Truex Jr. has to do is finish…

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Heinke Baldwin Racing 2017 Season in Review

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Heinke Baldwin Racing 2017 Season in Review Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Mandee Pauch Relations – November 15, 2017 – Fast cars, knowledge and teamwork led the Heinke-Baldwin race team to a strong 2017 season. Together, the team earned five wins, 48 top-fives and 81 top-10s in 119 races. Their consistency shined bright with six top-10 points finishes, not just at their weekly home tracks but also on the Super DIRTcar Series. “It really seemed like we got off to a decent start but then for some reason we were starting to dial backwards,” said the…

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Short Track Super Series Modifieds Set To Debut At Port Royal Speedway In 2018

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Short Track Super Series Modifieds Set To Debut At Port Royal Speedway In 2018; Speed Showcase Set For Friday, October 12 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff PORT ROYAL, PA – The rumble of Modifieds returns to Port Royal Speedway in 2018. For the first time in more than 30 years, the rejuvenated fairgrounds facility known as the ‘Speed Palace’ will play host to a Modified race. The 2018 return will be sanctioned by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco as part of the tour’s Velocita-USA South Region. The event is planned for Friday night, October…

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Weikert’s Livestock Joins Gravel & CJB Motorsports

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Weikert’s Livestock Joins Gravel & CJB Motorsports Story By: CJB Motorsports Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CARLISLE, Pa. — One of sprint car racing’s most famous names is joining CJB Motorsports as a sponsor of the familiar No. 5 sprint car wheeled by David Gravel in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. After winning a career-best 18 WoO features this season, the team, which is owned by Chad and Jenn Clemens and managed by crew chief Barry Jackson, has landed additional sponsorship from Weikert’s Livestock to join with primary backer Go Muddy. “We are extremely honored to welcome Todd…

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World of Outlaws Welcomes Matt Curl as Late Model Series Director

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World of Outlaws Welcomes Matt Curl as Late Model Series Director Chris Dolack broadens focus as he shifts into Director of Marketing Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Nov. 15, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series is excited to welcome one of dirt Late Model racing's most prominent proponents, Matt Curl, aboard as Series Director; while Chris Dolack, who stepped in as Series Director in the Spring of 2017, has been named Director of Marketing for the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, focusing on event promotion. Curl, born and raised…

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2017) – For the first time in Weedsport Speedway’s storied history, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour will visit the New York State 3/8-mile showcase facility on Tuesday, June 19. Coming to Weedsport Speedway as a part of the six race Eastern Storm schedule which includes Grandview, Williams Grove, Port Royal, Susquehanna, and Bridgeport Speedways; USAC’s highly anticipated visit to The Port will be the first stop for the…

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NEW CAR ENERGIZES ERICK RUDOLPH’S INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ASPIRATIONS

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NEW LAFLER CAR ENERGIZES ERICK RUDOLPH’S INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ASPIRATIONS; THREE TIME PAST SERIES CHAMP TO CONTEND FOR ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY AND ALBANY VICTORIES Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA November 15, 2017 . . . Erick Rudolph’s standard-setting winning ways on the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels races are a matter of fact. The Ransomville, N.Y., driver is an eight time A-Main winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion. Rudolph was a close second to Ryan Flores in last year’s title chase after winning the series finale in Atlantic City, N.J. Heading…

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USAC EXPANDS 2018 EASTERN STORM

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USAC'S EXPANDED 2018 EASTERN STORM ADDS BRIDGEPORT AND WEEDSPORT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The dates and venues have been set for the 12th annual USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Eastern Storm tour in 2018. Two first-time venues: Bridgeport Speedway and Weedsport Speedway have been locked-in as the newest additions to the six-race series scheduled for June 14-19. It will mark the first time Eastern Storm schedule has been six races and the first time the series has spanned across three states in a single week with New York's initial appearance in Eastern Storm…

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Bright and Billy Jr. Team Up For Chili Bowl

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Alex Bright and Billy Pauch Jr. Team Up For Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Mandee Pauch Relations – November 14, 2017 - Two of the most prolific young guns from the northeast will be joining forces for the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 9-13th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two wheelmen, who regularly battle each other on a weekly basis, will be teaming together to tackle the most prestigious event in midget racing. The driver out of Collegeville, PA, Alex Bright, will once again be heading west to compete but this time with a…

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Outlaws Craftsman Will Make Inaugural Visit to FALS in 2018

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Will Make Inaugural Visit to FALS in 2018 The Greatest Show on Dirt set to tackle the 1/4 mile on May 30, 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - November 14, 2017 - After a successful half-decade of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) hosting the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its' first ever visit to the ¼ mile semi-banked dirt oval on Wednesday May 30, 2018. "We have wanted to bring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint…

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