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Clanton Cruises To Second World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory Of 2015 At Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2015 - Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., continued his tremendous start to the 2015 season with a dominating display in Thursday's DIRTcar Nationals A-Main at Volusia Speedway Park. Clanton, the 39-year-old World of Outlaws Late Model Series veteran, led every lap ofThursday's 50-lap race to earn his second WoO LMS victory of the season and his second victory during the 2015 version of Volusia's six-day stretch of Super Late Model racing. "This shows how hard we worked over the winter to get where we're at," said Clanton, whose only opposition came in the form of…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Five

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

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Gordon’s ‘Great American’ Goodbye

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  Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service   Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could – by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole.   The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race” (1 p.m. ETon FOX) by becoming the 10th Daytona 500 winner to visit Victory Lane from the pole.   “I can't think of anything cooler than to start this season, the Daytona 500, my final Daytona 500, final full season, on the…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Feb. 19, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine Chevrolet renderings of road/street aero kit Karam to start opener at St. Pete Jakes added to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports lineup Author John Green happy with his fantasy INDYCAR team Of note: Wilder adds punch to home state event Krewe of Bacchus hosts drivers on Officer's Float Drivers to attend screenings of "Focus" movie Winterfest begins at NOLA 1. Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine: Josef Newgarden and Sage Karam were invited to the home of the Indianapolis Colts for the NFL Combine, where hundreds of…

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Wednesday Daytona Notebook

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  Wednesday Daytona Notebook   Notebook Items: NASCAR modifies Daytona qualifying format for XFINITY, Trucks Patrick goes to backup car NASCAR clarifies Chase eligibility   Feb. 18, 2015   NASCAR modifies Daytona qualifying format for XFINITY, Trucks   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Why have a five-minute qualifying session if no one is going to use the full five minutes? That was one of the rationales NASCAR considered in streamlining the time trial process for the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series for events to be held at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. The first round…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Four

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

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Bloomquist Masters Volusia Speedway Park To Earn 10th Career DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2015 - Scott Bloomquist rekindled his love affair with Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night. The veteran 51-year-old racer from Mooresburg, Tenn., mastered the half-mile oval's tricky clay surface during Wednesday's DIRTcar Nationals A-Main, leading all 40 laps of the caution-free race for a $10,000 DIRTcar Late Model victory. "I love this racetrack," said Bloomquist, who recorded his 10th career DIRTcar Nationals triumph as Volusia closed out its stretch of DIRTcar-sanctioned action ahead of three straight nights of World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs Thursday through Saturday. "It's so demanding and has so much character.…

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Champion Oil Decreases Pricing

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(Clinton, MO / February 16th, 2015) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of semi-synthetic and full synthetic motor oils, announced that effective this week there will be a general posted price decrease of branded motor oils and lubricants on select SKU's. “Champion is pleased to be one of the first in announcing the decrease costs of our products to the market,” stated Karl Dedolph, Global Sales Director at Champion Oil. “It gives us great pleasure at this time and, in part because of falling crude oil prices, to help our distributors with pricing advantages who will pass…

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THE STARS OF CHIP GANASSI RACING

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SCOTT DIXON TONY KANAAN CHARLIE KIMBALL THE MODERATOR: We are joined by 'The Veterans,' Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. We have the stars of Ganassi Racing. We also have Charlie Kimball joining us. Tony and Scott, been busy already this year. SCOTT DIXON: Yes. Obviously excited to be talking about IndyCar and kicking it off and getting ready for the season. Testing for us, we've had a few weeks off, looking forward to the new aero kits, Chevy showing a little bit of theirs today. Hopefully we get to see Honda's sometime soon. Yeah, obviously starting off the year in a winning way, which is always exciting. The…

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The Next Generation

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An interview with: JOSEF NEWGARDEN GABBY CHAVES SAGE KARAM THE MODERATOR:  We have what are billed as The Next Generation, drivers who had successes in a variety of our ladder series. Sage. SAGE KARAM:  I'm going to start this off by saying I have an announcement that I'm going to be at St. Pete in the Chip Ganassi No. 8 car, GE LED sponsorship.  Really looking forward to that.  Looking forward to getting in the series again.  Yeah, let's get the series going. THE MODERATOR:  Going back to Florida with more good news. SAGE KARAM:  I'm always in Florida, which…

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The Stars of Andretti Autosport

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RYAN HUNTER-REAY MARCO ANDRETTI CARLOS MUNOZ THE MODERATOR:  These are three gentlemen who had tremendous success here.  We saw Ryan at the museum.  Carlos has been Rookie of the Year.  Marco has done exceedingly well here with some great finishes. Ryan, we'll start with you.  You come back to this place.  A whole new perspective, I would think, as the defending champion of the event, and also as a gentleman who has won the Verizon IndyCar Series. RYAN HUNTER-REAY:  It's a tremendous accomplishment for the team and for myself personally to be an Indy 500 winner.  We feel like we're…

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Ocala Sprint Timetable Moved Back One Day

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  "Winter Dirt Games VI" is moving back one day as a result of the cold temperatures and rain moving into Florida today and tomorrow. This week's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship schedule at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida now opens with an open practice Thursday night, followed by racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times remain the same for Friday and Saturday, while warmups on Sunday night will begin at 6 pm.   Defending AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon leads the series into the 2015 openers, which will be followed the next week by races…

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A New Chapter For Team Penske

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An interview with: WILL POWER JUAN PABLO MONTOYA HELIO CASTRONEVES SIMON PAGENAUD THE MODERATOR:  Juan, good to have you back in an IndyCar.  Had a pretty good 2014. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA:  Yeah, it was okay.  At the beginning we sucked, I knew we were going to suck, so that was okay.  At the end of the year I felt I was doing a really good job.  Still felt like we were miles off in qualifying.  I have to really work at that. I thought our race pace was good.  Just need to put it all together. THE MODERATOR:  You got…

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Gator Raid: Kasey Kahne Racing Caps off Stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2015 - Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb capped off a stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win, the team's third of sprint week, and the coveted 'Big Gator.' Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, gave his team its final feature win of sprint week after battling Paul McMahan. Sweet started the A-main in fifth and quickly began his ascension through the field. He drove his Ollie's Bargain Outlet car to third following the scrum on the first lap and got past…

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Richards Claims Milestone 50th World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory With First Series Triumph Of 2015 At Bubba Raceway Park

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2015 - Josh Richards' long wait for his 50th career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory is finally over. More than 15 months after wrapping up his third WoO LMS championship with his 49th series victory in the tour's 2013 season finale, Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., topped a back-and-forth battle with Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., midway through Sunday'sBubba Army Winter Nationals finale and pulled away from Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., during the race's closing laps to claim a $10,175 triumph at Bubba Raceway Park. The 26-year-old Richards reached the 50-win milestone with…

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Successful NEPA Race Car Show Wraps Up at Laurel Mall

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(WEST HAZLETON, Pa. 2-15-15) The 2nd Annual NEPA Race Car Show presented by B. Swartz Transport of Lehighton concluded its week-long stay inside the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton and to say it was an unqualified success would be a huge understatement. Pride, passion and perfection can be seen everywhere among those who displayed their race vehicles. And, never mind some bone chilling weather as each day of the show there was noticeably more foot traffic according to mall management. Area race fans flocked to check out the striking assortment in anticipation of the soon-to-start 2015 race season here in…

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Schatz Perseveres to Score First Win of 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - Nothing could keep Donny Schatz down Saturday night as he looked for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2015 on night five of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week at Volusia Speedway Park. A solid night turned to potential disaster for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver when he developed engine trouble during his second place Dash run. "We broke a valve spring in the dash with two laps to go," Schatz said. "We could have taken the chance to run the engine." The team opted not to and began the scramble…

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Heckenast Overcomes Challengers To Claim First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory In Saturday’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals A-Main

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - Frank Heckenast Jr. refused to be denied again. The second-year national traveler nearly saw another chance at his breakthrough World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory slip through his fingers Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park when Shane Clanton snuck by him late in the 3/8-mile oval's 50-lap race. But instead of settling for another near-miss, Heckenast, 26, of Frankfort, Ill., dug deep and willed himself back to the lead one lap later. The 2014 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year held off both Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., and hard-charging Josh Richards of…

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Billy Moyer Dominates the East Bay Winternationals Finale

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TAMPA, FL (February 14, 2015) - Billy Moyer picked up his third victory of the week in the 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals on Saturday Night. Moyer pulled away late to win for the 26th time in his Hall-of-Fame career at East Bay Raceway Park. Moyer survived a side-by-side tussle with Jimmy Owens to take the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event.   Defending LOLMDS National Champion, Don O'Neal, finished second, followed by Jonathan Davenport, Owens, and Jared Landers.   Owens led the first 28 laps of the 50 lap main event with Moyer following…

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With Epic Pass, Pittman Wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season Opener

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Daryn Pittman took the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener Friday night with an epic last lap pass of the reigning series champion Donny Schatz. Just a lap sooner the feature win was in Schatz's sights as he approached the lapped car of Kraig Kinser. Schatz dove low in turns three and four to make the pass but was not able to make the line stick. As he exited the turn his Bad Boy Buggies car drifted up the track and over the cushion. Pittman saw his opportunity. "When I saw…

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Lanigan Tops Late Battle With Richards To Claim Opening Round Of Bubba Raceway Park’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Turning around his sluggish start to the season, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., topped a late duel with Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., duringFriday's DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned A-Main at Bubba Raceway Park to earn a $5,000 victory during the opening night of the fourth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Lanigan, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion, rallied after losing the lead to Richards on lap 20 of the 30-lapper and retook command when Richards struggled with traffic on lap 26. The 44-year-old Lanigan pulled away through the race's final…

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Billy Moyer Wins Make-Up Winter Nationals Event at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2015) - Billy Moyer took the lead at the start of tonight's 25-lap Monday Make-Up Winternationals event at East Bay Raceway Park and never looked back. Brandon Sheppard closed the gap in the second half of the race, and challenged Moyer on several occasions, but could never quite pull even with the veteran from Batesville, Arkansas. Following Moyer and Sheppard to the finish were Billy Moyer Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Devin Moran.   "We just missed the set-up in that first race tonight; we had just enough time to make some adjustments for this race. We…

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Eddie Carrier Jr Wins Exciting Winter Nationals Friday Event at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2015) - Eddie Carrier Jr. driving the Optima Batteries #28 won an exciting battle with Devin Moran in Friday Night's $10,000-to-win main event at East Bay Raceway Park. Carrier held the lead on lap 31, quickly lost it again on the next circuit and used a lapped car to his advantage as he snuck by Moran once again on lap 44.Carrier would led the remaining 6 laps and wind up in victory lane in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Following Carrier and Moran at the finish were Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, and Jonathan…

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

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

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2015 NAPA SK 5k Bigger and Better, Fan Vote Returns

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Photo Courtesy of www.staffordmotorspeedway.com (Stafford Springs, CT)---The NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K returns to Stafford Motor Speedway Friday July 10th and the fans will once again play a direct role in determining the format of the event. With over $30,000 in prize money awarded and one of the most exciting races ever witnessed at the half-mile, last year’s NAPA SK 5K was one for the history books. The fans, through fan voting at staffordspeedway.com, selected a 100-lap race format with heads-up starting that saw Pennsylvania native and Whelen Modified Tour regular Rowan Pennink prevail. The event saw over 25 lead…

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Regular Event Admission Prices Remain The Same, Grandview Remains a Part of the Rich American Cup Championship All Racrs Need to Use Grandview Stamped American Racer Tires

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 12, 2015 . . . There will be no increase in admission prices for the regular Saturday night NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing events at Grandview Speedway this season. Good news for the many fans that support auto racing at the popular racing facility now headed into its 53rd season of racing. Adult admission for regular shows, featuring the 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars, will remain at $15 for adults. Youngsters 11 and under will be admitted free for the regular shows. Pit passes, for those with a NASCAR license, will be available…

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Pittman Holds of Schatz for UNOH All Star Win at Volusia

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  Photos Courtesy of Michael Fry BARBERVILLE, FL. (Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015) – Daryn Pittman recently gave one of his prized gator trophies to a friend whose battling an illness. His daughter demanded he get another and he did just that at Volusia Speedway Park Thursday. Pittman held off a charging Donnie Schatz the final four laps following a caution to score his nine career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Pittman’s victory was by .078 seconds. Schatz, who started 15th, had the crowd on their feet the final handful of laps as he continuously challenged…

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Billy Moyer Marches into Victory Lane Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 12, 2015) - Billy Moyer took the lead on lap 6 and never looked back as he marched on to his 24th Winternationals win Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Billy Moyer and Brandon Sheppard battled back and forth for several laps until Moyer finally mastered a consistent line around the famed "Clay by the Bay" and set-sail on his way to victory lane. Following Moyer to the stripe were Mike Benedum, Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, and Dennis Franklin. "It feels good to get back to victory lane at East Bay, They went out and worked…

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New Driver/Team Combo Sets Sights on Winter Dirt Games VI

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The so-called "silly season" of racing has concluded as a wholesale of driver changes dot the landscape in the AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car National Sprint Car Championship series for "Winter Dirt Games VI" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. Among the expected entries that can be found in new rides for the series' opening events in 2014 include 2011 "Indiana Sprint Week" champion Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. who moves to the no. 2 owned by longtime midget campaigner Hans Lein and crewed by Greg Nelson. Windom's former ride, the Jeff Walker…

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Branden Dion Ready to Challenge for Stafford Speedway SK Modified® SPAFCO Rookie of the Year

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Stafford Springs, CT)---After a stellar rookie season in Stafford Speedway’s SK Light division, Taunton, MA native Branden Dion is ready to challenge for SPAFCO Rookie of the Year honors in the track’s premier SK Modified® division in 2015 behind the wheel of the #04 Triple D Racing / Doug King Builders Chevrolet. “I’m very excited to be moving up this year,” said Dion.  “We worked on the car a lot during the season to get our setup dialed in and I think we’ll ready to go.  The plan is for us to start off slow and work our way towards…

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Kevin Gambacorta Looking for First Late Model Victory and Championship at Stafford Speedway

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  Photo Courtesy of www.staffordmotorspeedway.com (Stafford Springs, CT)---With the dawn of the 2015 season at Stafford Motor Speedway drawing ever closer, one driver who can’t wait to get back on the track is Late Model driver Kevin Gambacorta.  Gambacorta, of Ellington, has won races and championships in Stafford Speedway’s DARE Stock and Limited Late Model divisions, but he is still in search of his first victory in the Late Model ranks.  As Gambacorta prepares for what will be his fourth full season of Late Model competition, he feels like he is primed to collect that first victory. During the off-season,…

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Driscoll Motorsports Photography Returns to Stafford Speedway’s Contingency Program for 2015 Season

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  Photo Courtesy of www.dmsracingphotos.com (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that John and Andrea Driscoll of DMS Racing Photos have renewed their participation in the track’s Contingency Program for the 2015 season.  DMS Racing Photos will provide a weekly $75 bonus to the second place finisher from each Limited Late Model feature during the 2015 season. “We’re looking forward to coming back and supporting the Limited Late Model division” said John and Andrea Driscoll, owners of Driscoll Motorsports Photography.  “Not that we don’t support the other divisions because we love all the divisions at Stafford.  The Limited Late Model…

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BEST WISHES TO GLEN HIL

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(February 11, 2015) - The management of Ohsweken Speedway would like to express their gratitude and well wishes to Glen Hils, who is stepping away from his position at the track after many years of service. As the Head Technical Director, Glen played an integral role in the growth and prosperity of the speedway. Car counts in all of Ohsweken’s racing divisions grew steadily as Glen helped to enforce technical specifications and safety requirements. Ohsweken Speedway is now accepting applications to fill the position of Head Technical Director - Serious applications only, please. Please contact Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by…

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Hodnett Powers to UNOH All Star Win at Volusia

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Photo Courtesy Of www.allstarsprint.com/ BARBERVILLE, FL. (Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015) – Greg Hodnett has served noticed. His Mike Heffner team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015. The Thomasville, Pennsylvania driver was able to maneuver through traffic and led all 30 laps at Volusia Speedway Park to claim the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Hodnett’s victory stops a three race win streak for Kerry Madsen. It was the 81st appearance of Tony Stewart’s New All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals. For Hodnett it was his 19th…

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Josh Richards Rockets to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 11, 2015) - Josh Richards took the lead from Billy Moyer on lap 17 and raced on to take the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win Wednesday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. It was Richards' fourth career win at "The Clay by the Bay." Florida native Mark Whitener had his best career LOLMDS finish by taking second ahead of 25th starting, Steve Francis, Don O'Neal, and Billy Moyer.   Richards started third and rocketed to the lead on the opening lap of the 35-lap event. He led until Moyer passed him for the top spot…

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NOLA Motorsports Park Test Leaves INDYCAR Drivers Impressed

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AVONDALE, La. (Feb. 11, 2015) - From a secondary viewing spot at NOLA Motorsports Park, KV Racing Technology co-owner Jimmy Vasser confirmed what he saw on pit lane. "I was impressed with the speed on the circuit for a first day," the former Indy car driver said. "I think they'll put on a great show." From the drivers' viewpoint, lap times on the flowing and flat 2.67-mile road course are quick and they expect considerably faster speeds when the Verizon IndyCar Series returns with new aerodynamic bodywork kits for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana onApril 10-12. Fourteen drivers…

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Dakota State Fair Speedway to Host Inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Event in 2015

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HURON, S.D. — November 12, 2014 — Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, is set to host the best sprint car drivers in the world on Saturday, June 20, 2015, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make their first-ever visit to the semi-banked three-eighths-mile. Dakota State Fair Speedway is located on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota. “I’ve always wanted to have a World of Outlaws event, but their schedule never quite worked out when we had an opening in our schedule, but it will for 2015,” said Orville…

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National Open Expanded to Three Days with Track Champ Crowned

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Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2015 schedule of events with Opening Day races set for Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm, featuring the 410 sprint cars and the exciting super late models. The season will be book ended with visits by the super late models as the once-regular Williams Grove division takes part in the opener and than again in the season finale in October. The 2015 Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Car Champion will be crowned via the annual National Open next season as the conclusion of the newly expanded three-day National Open on…

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Williams Grove Speedway Finalizes Their 2015 Saturday Night Series Schedule

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As winter’s winds roll across the idle Williams Grove Speedway surface, track owner Kathy Hughes is busy planning the 2015 schedule. Hughes, along with speedway manager Justin Loh, finalized their plans for the popular Saturday Night Series.  The series is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the famed half-mile oval.  The show, featuring the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks will return for a 16-race season. Racing will begin on May 2.  A major change will be the starting time.  Races will begin at 7 PM for all 2015 shows.  The change will provide competitors with more moisture in…

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Dave Blaney Leads Practice on Night One of DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 10, 2015 - Dave Blaney kicked off sprint week at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night as he took the top spot in DIRTcar Nationals sprint car open practice. Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, set the fast time in his Heinke Baldwin Racing car during the second hot laps session with a lap of 12.724 at more than 141 mph. Taking the top spot is a confidence booster for the week, Blaney said. "It's always good to come out here and have some speed," he said. "We didn't start out very…

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Start Times Moved Up One Hour Each Day For This Weekend’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2015 - With weekend forecasts calling for cool temperatures, officials with Bubba Raceway Park and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series have moved up the start times for this weekend's portion of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals by one hour each day. Hot laps for the $5,000-to-win DIRTcar-sanctioned program on Friday and the $10,000-to-win WoO LMS program on Saturday will both begin at 6 p.m. with time trials and racing to immediately follow on both nights. Hot laps for Sunday's $10,000-to-win WoO LMS program are now set for 5 p.m. with racing to immediately…

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Eckert Heads To Bubba Raceway Park’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals After Unveiling New Race Team On World of Outlaws Late Model Series

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OCALA, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2015 - Rick Eckert has plenty to be happy about. After his status as a full-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitor came into doubt over the offseason, Eckert, 49, of York, Pa., not only landed a ride that has allowed him to remain on tour for the 12th consecutive season, but one that he also believes will allow help him contend for a championship and return to victory lane in 2015. Eckert, who less than a month ago announced that he had teamed with Paul Crowl and Shawn and Lisa Martin of Viper…

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Dennis Erb Jr. Wins Opening Night of East Bay Raceway Park Winternationals

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TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2015) - Dennis Erb Jr. took the lead on lap ten and won a thrilling feature event on the opening night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb's seventh career win at "The Clay by the Bay" was hard fought early on as he and Billy Moyer had a back and forth battle for the lead.   Earl Pearson Jr. came home second after skating by Moyer on lap 14. Moyer then held off a furious late-race rally from Bobby Pierce to take third. Pierce started 16th on…

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Bad Boy Mowers Announces Fan Appreciation Contest, Mower Give Away

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WAYCROSS, GA (February 10, 2015) -  Bad Boy Mowers, in association with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, is excited to announce the Bad Boy Mowers Fan Appreciation Contest.  Bad Boy Mowers is giving away a Brand New Bad Boy ZT Elite Series Zero-Turn Mower.  The Grand Prize Winner will be drawn at the series season finale at the Dirt Track World Championship in Portsmouth, Ohio onOctober 17th.  The Bad Boy Fan Appreciation Contest is open to fans, drivers, crews and anyone that registers for a chance to win the Bad Boy Mower.  "We're thrilled to have Bad Boy Mowers…

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Make-Up Information Announced for Tonight’s Postponement at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2015) - Officials of East Bay Raceway Park and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series postponed events from Monday Night's $5,000-to-win event earlier today. The postponement is due to rain showers that began earlier today and have continued to deluge the famed "Clay by the Bay" throughout the evening. The events from Monday will be made up Thursday and Friday [February 12-13th] nights, after those respective events have been completed. Time Trials for Friday Night's $10,000-to-win event will take place after the conclusion of Thursday night's $7,000-to-win main event. Time Trials for Monday's make-up event…

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Big Money, Big Shows on Tap at Attica Raceway Park in 2015

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ATTICA, Ohio – The 2015 racing season at Attica Raceway Park is shaping up to be the biggest in the track’s 27 year history with BIGGER shows and BIGGER payouts; enough to lure the top dirt track drivers in the United States.   “This is the 10th year that I’ve been Attica Raceway Park’s promoter. I wanted to celebrate and thank all the race teams and wonderful fans who have supported this track and me for so long. This schedule does ALL of that,” said John Bores, ARP Promoter.   “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant will payout over $675,000 in prize…

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Laurel, Del.’s Scotty’s Speed & Diesel Signs On As Presenting Sponsor Of 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region; Bridgeport Speedway ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Sunday, April 19 Kicks Off 2015 South Region Point Battle

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LAUREL, DE - As a racer, Scott Van Gorder made plans to compete on the 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region schedule.   As a businessman, he desired more involvement.   Van Gorder’s business, Scotty’s Speed & Diesel of Laurel, Del., has signed on as presenting sponsor of the series’ Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region, a five-race schedule set to kick off Sunday, April 19 (rain date: April 26) with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway.   The big-block/small-block Modified series also visits Big Diamond (Pa.) Speedway May 5,…

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SSP’s Night of Honor Features Fourteen Track Champion on Friday Night

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Newberrytown, PA (February 7, 2015) – The Night of Honor and Awards Banquet for the Susquehanna Speedway Park’s 2014 season on Friday night, February 6 was filled with an atmosphere of fun, music, enthusiasm and anticipation for the 2015 season.  This was the largest crowd to attend the speedway’s season ending banquet.  Fourteen track champions were crowned and added to the prestigious SSP Hall of Champions list that includes racing great such as Bobby Abel, Johnny Mackison Sr., Gene Goodling, Ray Tilley and Mitch Smith to name a few.   The Awards Gala was held at the historic Valencia Ballroom…

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Jeb Burton Signs with BK Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

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CHARLOTTE, NC (February 9, 2015) - Jeb Burton has signed with BK Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, as the driver of the No. 26 Toyota Camry. Jeb Burton, the son of Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton, will be competing in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as a Rookie of the Year Contender. Twenty-two year old Burton has had a great start to his racing career with one Camping World Truck Series win, seven Top 5's, nineteen Top 10's and seven Coors Light Pole awards. After finishing in the Top 10 55% of the time in…

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Scofield Takes Win in 30th Icebreaker 100

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For the first three quarters of the 30th running of the Icebreaker 100 this weekend at Desoto Speedway, 2014 Brighthouse Series and Desoto track champion Jesse Dutilly looked like he'd start 2015 in a place he found quite often in 2014: victory lane. But after a mechanical failure 26 laps from the end of the race brought the Bradenton's driver's hopes of winning the track's biggest race of the year to a screeching halt it was veteran driver Jeff Scofield who was left holding the trophy in front of the sun-drenched crowd in Eastern Manatee County. Dutilly started on the…

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