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Chase Dowling Ready to Make NAPA Spring Sizzler Debut

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---For Roxbury native Chase Dowling, the past few years of his racing career have been a whirlwind.  Dowling came to Stafford as a modified rookie in 2013 and he very nearly won the track championship with 7 wins.  Dowling followed that up by moving up to the SK Modified® ranks last season where he again won a race as a rookie and he finished 5th in the points standings.  Dowling was Rookie of the Year in both seasons and the 2015 season will see him move full-time to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ranks as a teammate to…

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Small Cars, Big Payouts: Thunder Mountain Speedway ‘Small Car Showcase’ May 3 Features NPS Tour By NY6A Winged 600cc Micro-Sprints, Wingless 600cc Micro-Sprints, 270cc Micro-Sprints, XCel 600 Modifieds, Empire Lightning Sprints & Slingshots

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CENTER LISLE, NY – Small cars will race for some big money when BD Motorsports Media LLC presents the inaugural ‘Small Car Showcase’ at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The first edition of the special event takes place on Sunday, May 3 (rain date: May 17) at the clay oval located just outside Whitney Point, N.Y., 25 miles north of Binghamton. A full slate of small car racing is planned to include Micro-Sprints, Mini-Sprints, XCel 600 Modifieds and Slingshots. The ‘Small Car Showcase’ is the 2015 point season opener for the traveling NPS tour by NY6A winged 600cc Micro-Sprint group. The NY6A…

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The Wait Is Nearly Over: Accord Speedway Postponed ‘Gobbler’ Set For Tuesday, April 14; Talented, Built-In Field Will Battle For “Huge” Paydays In All Divisions; New Participants Welcomed

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ACCORD, NY – “The waiting is the hardest part.” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sang it. Race fans and competitors in the Northeast have felt it since weather conditions and a saturated track surface postponed the ‘Gobbler’ special at Accord Speedway last November. Now, the wait is nearly over. The quarter-mile clay oval located in the hills of Ulster County will host the rescheduled ‘Gobbler’ on Tuesday, April 14 (rain date: April 15) in a co-promotion involving speedway owners Gary and Donna Palmer and Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. Huge money is on the line for each of…

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Point and Perfect Attendance Funds Established for the Modified 811 Dig Series at Bridgeport Speedway

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Sicklerville, NJ (March 25, 2015) – Two additional incentives have been established for the Modified 811 Dig Safe Series at Bridgeport Speedway. First, a point fund has been developed for the five race series and it will be distributed to the top five finishers in the standings. The champion of the Modified 811 Dig Safe Series will be awarded a minimum of $1,000.  The driver that finishes in second will take home at least $500 while a minimum of $250 will go to the third place finisher in the point standings. A second incentive has been created for drivers attending…

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At A Glance: California Native Paul McMahan Returns Home to Silver Dollar and Antioch

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The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on Silver Dollar Speedway for the Mini Gold Cup on Saturday and Antioch Speedway on Sunday. CONCORD, N.C. - March 25, 2015 - These days World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan calls Nashville, Tenn. home but make no mistake, the CJB Motorsports driver is a California native who cut his teeth on tracks throughout the Golden State. "It's where I grew up, all my family is still here pretty much," said McMahan, who hails from Elk Grove, Calif. "I always enjoy coming back here. I get to see a lot…

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INDYCAR Launches 2015 ‘Rivals’ Campaign to Highlight Verizon IndyCar Series’ Culture of Speed

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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) - INDYCAR announced today it has launched the second year of its 'Rivals' advertising campaign, which features drivers including 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, rising young stars Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Josef Newgarden and several others. INDYCAR will utilize platforms in TV, print, radio and digital media to expand the reach and appeal of the Verizon IndyCar Series and connect its drivers to the sport's culture of speed, daring and celebrity.  Click here to view the "Rivals" national TV commercial…

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Big News Big Money Coming Out of XCEL Chassis 600 Modified for 2015

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If Mother Nature would start playing nice the Xcel Chassis 600 Modifieds will have a banner year. Doug Borger, series founder and promoter, is pleased to announce 15 events that will have a total purse of $60,000. Over the weekend, the plans were finalized with the tracks and the dates have been confirmed. New Egypt Speedway has been added to the schedule for October 31st. It will be one of the tracks hosting a big money show. Bridgeport Speedway will host the first big money show April 19th and will be the first time the mighty Modifieds hit the track…

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Open House Set to Kick Off Season This Thursday March 26 at Utica-Rome Speedway

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VERNON, NY- This Thursday March 26, an Open House will be held at the Utica-Rome Speedway that will allow competitors and crew members to purchase their NASCAR license for the upcoming season with Hoosier tires also available for purchase.  The event will start at 6 p.m. and go on until 9 p.m.   With the influx of new drivers competing at the speedway this season, the open house will allow anyone to avoid lines on opening day to purchase their NASCAR license beforehand.  A NASCAR license is required for all competitors in any of the weekly events.  Track officials will…

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Fox Shocks and Fastline Performance part of the Lucky Giveaway Program

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SYRACUSE, NY – In a special joint sponsorship effort Fox Shocks and Fastline Performance from Chadwicks, NY joined the Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time in 2014.  Fox Shocks is recognized worldwide and is entering the world of dirt track sprint car racing in a big way.   In addition to Fastline Performance products and shock parts, you will also find great resources to aid in your planning, setting up and also help rebuilding shocks and chassis. We offer Racing Shock & Chassis Training Seminar Classes   Bruce Harwood’s guidance and everyday assistance, you can bring your team into…

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Attica cancels, season opener moved to HD Supply Spring Nationals

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ATTICA, Ohio – The calendar says spring is here. Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. Very cold temperatures have prompted Attica Raceway Park to pull the plug on the season opener scheduled for Friday, March 27. The track will not utilize the scheduled rain date of Saturday.   “Temperatures are forecasted to be a high in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s both days. We don’t want to subject the fans or put the race teams and their equipment in peril,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.   The season opener will now be the…

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Attica institutes ‘Lucky Dog’ and ‘Mulligan’ rules

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ATTICA, Ohio – In short track racing it used to be once you were lapped it was nearly impossible to gain any positions throughout the rest of the race. That will change at AtticaRaceway Park in 2015.   A new rule this season will be the “Lucky Dog” honor. Lapped cars will still be required to go to the tail on a yellow or red flag. However in the A-main only, the lapped cars will receive one Lucky Dog – they will be put back on the lead lap one time providing they did not bring out that yellow or…

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The Modified 811 Dig Safe Series and Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship Adds Vahlco Racing Wheels as a Marketing Partner

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Sicklerville, NJ (March 24, 2015) – The Modified 811 Dig Safe Series and Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship has added Vahlco Racing Wheels as a marketing partner. “Vahlco Racing Wheels is pleased to be involved with this exciting and new series on Bridgeport Speedway’s quarter mile track,” commented Matt Budd, who is Vice President of Sales at Vahlco Racing Wheels. Vahlco Racing Wheels produces aluminum racing wheels for dirt oval competitors. Using the highest standards of quality, the Ocean County, NJ based firm manufactures wheels for Late Models, Micro-Sprints, Sprint Cars and Modified Cars. For each…

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#INDYRIVALS Fantasy Challenge Kicks Off 2015 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) - Fantasy racing has returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series with today's launch of the #INDYRIVALS Fantasy Challenge driven by Firestone. INDYCAR's newest fantasy game allows fans to become Team Manager by fielding a four-driver lineup for each Verizon IndyCar Series race with a stockpile of prizes on the line each week as the stars of the series go wheel-to-wheel for race wins. The rewards are substantial, highlighted by the ultimate grand prize - a VIP experience at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2016 - and supplemented by weekly…

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I-30 Speedway Confirms 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Dates

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 24, 2015) Arkansas’s I-30 Speedway is a long standing tradition with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series. The site of the first National Tour event in 1993, Tracey Clay has confirmed her famed quarter-mile oval for five nights of racing in 2015, including the $15,000 to win, 28th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. The season’s only pre Short Track Nationals visit to the I-30 Speedway, drivers with the Lucas Oil ASCS will take on the best the Mid-South has to offer on Saturday, May 9. The 28th annual Short Track…

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FAST FACTS – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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  Track: 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit (clockwise) Race distance: 110 laps / 198 miles Entry List:  Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 15 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, three sets alternate Twitter: @GPSTPETE, @IndyCar, #FirestoneGP, #IndyCar Event website: www.gpstpete.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car)  2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Takuma Sato (No. 14 ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing car) ... 1 minute, 01.8668 seconds (104.738 mph) in Firestone Fast Six Qualifying lap record: Sebastien Bourdais on Feb. 22, 2003 (1:00.928; 106.710…

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Preparations Continue For Second Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, April 7 As Short Track Super Series Kicks Off 2015 Season; Open Practice Session Planned For OCFS Saturday, April 4

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – “We’re good to go!” Those were the words of Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda IV when asked the status of the upcoming ‘Hard Clay Open’ at the historic track. The Halmar International ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Inc. is set for Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9), kicking off the 2015 Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region $15,000 championship battle. “We’ve been working around the facility, getting ready for the start of our motocross season (which…

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USAC HALL OF FAMER EARL BALTES DIES AT 93

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USAC HALL OF FAMER EARL BALTES DIES AT 93 Earl Baltes, who was inducted into USAC's Hall of Fame in 2013, has died at the age of 93. The builder of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in 1954, his legacy will be one of accomplishment and integrity. "Earl and Eldora hold a special place for me," says USAC CEO/President Kevin Miller, "from feeding my passion for sprint cars in my youth to being honored in working with Earl to present the 2003 Mopar Million, the richest Sprint car race in the world, the USAC event which offered a total purse…

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This Weekend’s Events at Jackson Motor Speedway Postponed and Ark-La-Tex Speedway Canceled

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This Weekend's Events at Jackson Motor Speedway Postponed and Ark-La-Tex Speedway Canceled Waycross, GA (March 23, 2015) - This weekend's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, scheduled for March 27th, has been postponed until Saturday April 11th. The event at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, LA, scheduled for March 28th, has been canceled, after no-suitable make-up date was found. The region has been battered with torrential rains over the last few weeks and last weekend, the grounds at both speedways are just already too saturated to be ready for events this coming weekend;…

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ASCS Gulf South Trying Again at Beaumont and Battleground

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ASCS Gulf South Trying Again at Beaumont and Battleground TULSA, Okla. (March 23, 2015) Perhaps the second try will be the one for the start of the 2015 season for the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment as the south Texas series heads for the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Friday, March 27 and Battleground Speedway on Saturday, March 28 in Highlands, Texas.   The only action in the ASCS Nation this coming weekend, several teams from North Texas and into Oklahoma are expected to travel to the Houston area…

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WESTERN HPDs AT MADERA SATURDAY; LAMB & NOBILE SCORE HPD VICTORIES

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Saturday's USAC HPD Eastern Midget podium finishers at Anderson Motor Speedway (Williamston, S.C.) were winner Chris Lamb (middle), 2nd place Jake Nelke (left) and 3rd place Jessica Bean (right). In Saturday's Western HPD action at the Las Vegas, (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring, Dylan Nobile picked up the win followed by Cody Jessop and Toni Breidinger. USAC's Western HPD Midgets take to the one-third mile paved Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday in the "Pombo/Sargent Classic". Point leader Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap feature at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. He passed Cody Jessop on lap five…

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WESTERN HPDs AT MADERA SATURDAY; LAMB & NOBILE SCORE HPD VICTORIES

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WESTERN HPDs AT MADERA SATURDAY; LAMB & NOBILE SCORE HPD VICTORIES USAC's Western HPD Midgets take to the one-third mile paved Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday in the "Pombo/Sargent Classic". Point leader Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap feature at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. He passed Cody Jessop on lap five and led the rest of the way to beat Jessop, Toni Breidinger, Dezel West and fast qualifier Jeff Kelley. That left him with a 23-point lead over Breidinger in the new series standings going into Saturday's Madera race. Nobile won four times at Madera…

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WESTERN SPRINT ACTION AT HANFORD & PEORIA

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WESTERN SPRINT ACTION AT HANFORD & PEORIA USAC Sprint racing visits Western venues this week as the West Coast and Southwest series see action. Ryan Bernal leads the West Coast Sprints to Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. Saturday. Stevie Sussex stands atop the Southwest standings as that series heads for Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., also on Saturday. Saturday's King of the Wing Regional opener has been rescheduled May 2 at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Bernal won the last West Coast outing at Hanford, last June, while Sussex earned his initial Southwest victory last…

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USAC/CRA BACK TO PERRIS APRIL 18; GARDNER WINS “COPPER ON DIRT,” PRELIM TO BACON

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USAC/CRA BACK TO PERRIS APRIL 18; GARDNER WINS "COPPER ON DIRT," PRELIM TO BACON The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway April 18 and Damion Gardner will try to move back to the top of the standings as he chases a fourth series title and third in succession. Gardner, of Concord, Calif., is four points behind five-time series king Mike Spencer in the latest points after winning last Saturday's 30-lap "Copper on Dirt" finale at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. The victory was Gardner's 58th career USAC/CRA win, 23 more than second ranked Spencer and Cory…

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WESTERN MIDGETS EYE TULARE MAY 2; GARDNER TAKES BAKERSFIELD 20-LAPPER

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WESTERN MIDGETS EYE TULARE MAY 2; GARDNER TAKES BAKERSFIELD 20-LAPPER The Honda USAC Western Midgets are idle until May 2 when they return to competition at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Defending series champion Ronnie Gardner will lead the series to the 3/8-mile dirt oval as the 2015 leader after his series-opening victory last Saturday at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Gardner, of Norco, Calif., led the final five laps of Saturday's Bakersfield feature in his Baldozier Racing/Esslinger Engineering Stewart/Esslinger to beat Trey Marcham, Scott Pierovich, David Prickett and Randi Pankratz. Marcham, the 2014 series runner-up, led the first 15 laps of…

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ESPN Player Expands INDYCAR’s International Live, On-Demand Coverage

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ESPN Player Expands INDYCAR's International Live, On-Demand Coverage All 16 races, including the Indianapolis 500, will be broadcast live on ESPN's online streaming service for fans across Europe, the Middle East and Africa All qualifying sessions, race highlights and Indy Lights races available on-demand ESPN Player will bring fans across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (excluding the UK, France, Italy and South Africa) live and on-demand coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series season as a new channel on the digital subscription service. The eagerly-anticipated first race of the Verizon IndyCar Series will be held on March 29 in St.…

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World of Outlaws, DIRTcar Racing Saddened by Passing of Eldora Speedway founder Earl Baltes

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World of Outlaws, DIRTcar Racing Saddened by Passing of Eldora Speedway founder Earl Baltes CONCORD, N.C. - March 23, 2015 - The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes' passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing's premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint car series has returned to Eldora every year since, helping it to become the premier dirt racing series in the world. A master showman and promoter, Earl…

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Moves Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100 to April 17-18

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Moves Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100 to April 17-18 Weekend Forecasts Predicting Sub-Freezing Temperatures At Farmer City Raceway Prompt Shift To Later Date FARMER CITY, Ill. - March 23, 2015 - Fans anxious to experience the Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100's new two-day format will have to wait a little longer than expected. With weekend forecasts calling for temperatures below freezing at Farmer City Raceway, officials have postponed the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event to April 17-18. The event's new date will feature the same format originally planned for this…

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34 Raceway’s Car Show At Heartland Harley Davidson In Burlington Kicks Off 2015 Season

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Race fans got a kick start on the 2015 racing season Saturday, March 21 with 34 Raceway's annual racecar show held this year at Heartland Harley Davidson in Burlington. A mixture of sprints, modifieds, 4 cylinders, mod lites and stock cars attracted race fans to the Heartland Harley Davidson parking lot. Those who attended were also treated to a free lunch. Saturday, March 28 racers will get a chance to test-n-tune their cars on the 3/8 mile with the first race of the 50th year Saturday, April 4 with the Sprint Invaders and Modified Frostbuster. Pit gates will open for the…

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Loyalty Program Announced: 2015 Will see the Largest Cash Payouts in History

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Loyalty Program Announced: 2015 Will see the Largest Cash Payouts in History Hoosier Tires Also Providing Added Bonus at Each Full Point Event By Dean Reynolds SYRACUSE, NY – As the 2015, 32nd Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is just around the corner, race teams will be happy to see a brand new Loyalty Program announced. With a new agreement in place, Hoosier Tires will also be adding to what will be the lucrative tour in ESS history. The Loyalty Program will be given to any team that traveled to…

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Brewerton And Fulton Speedway Successful Motorsports Expo Leads Into Great Northern Mall Show March 27-29

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Brewerton And Fulton Speedway Successful Motorsports Expo Leads Into Great Northern Mall Show March 27-29 BALDWINSVILLE, NY – MARCH 18, 2015 – (By Dave Medler) – The popular theme at this year’s Motorsports Expo was “Let’s Go Racing” after the long , snowy and cold winter. Over two days at the New York State Fairgrounds a lot of fans and competitors stopped by the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways' booth to check out the new cars, grab schedules, buy season passes, fill out driver registrations, signup for the Jr. Fan Club and talk about the upcoming season with enthusiasm. In the…

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SIGN UP FOR HIGFAB CHASSIS SEMINAR FEATURING JERRY HIGBIE AND VINNY SALERNO ON APRIL 11

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SIGN UP FOR HIGFAB CHASSIS SEMINAR FEATURING JERRY HIGBIE AND VINNY SALERNO ON APRIL 11 VERNON, NY- With just a few weeks left until the planned first ever HigFab Chassis Seminar at the Utica-Rome Speedway, time running short to sign up for the pre-season event. In addition to a classroom session, a special closed on track practice session for attendees is also planned. Jerry Higbie and Vinny Salerno will be on hand to present the seminar and discuss race car preparation and set-up. Higbie is many time Modified feature winner in the region and the…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLANS IMPROVED KIDS CLUB AND CHILDREN PRICING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLANS IMPROVED KIDS CLUB AND CHILDREN PRICING FOR THE 2015 SEASON VERNON, NY- The 2015 season at the Utica-Rome Speedway already looks to exciting, but for kids it will prove to be even more entertaining. The popular Kids Club will be headed up by Dave Kingwater this season, and monthly activities are planned to keep the young race fans involved all season long. In April, a visit from the Oneida County K-9 Unit is planned while May will bring an autograph night featuring MMA fighters. In the month of June, a visit by the Space Walk of Mohawk…

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JAMIE LATHROUM ENDS LATE MODEL WINLESS DROUGHT AT DIRT CAPITIOL

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JAMIE LATHROUM ENDS LATE MODEL WINLESS DROUGHT AT DIRT CAPITIOL HAGERSTOWN, MD. – Finishing second in the Grand Opening at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol a week ago, Jamie “the Jet” Lathroum was nothing short of a Rocket in Saturday’s program, the first point events of the season. On the track that was covered with snow earlier in the day from Winter Storm Ultima which blanketed the area all day Friday, it was sheer domination after Lathroum grabbed the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model lead from Kyle Lear on a lap eight restart. Lathroum sped away to drive out of sight…

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Sunday Auto Club Speedway Notebook

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Promising starts end badly for Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth FONTANA, Calif.—At the track closest to Toyota Racing Development’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, Toyota drivers Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin had their most promising runs of the season—until the promises were broken, that is. In Kenseth’s case, it was a broken axle. After NASCAR called a caution on Lap 185 of a scheduled 200, Kenseth pitted from the lead for fuel and tires. But the rear axle broke as he was leaving his pit, dropping Kenseth to a 31st-place finish that belied the strength of…

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Four-tire call propels Brad Keselowski to surprise victory at Fontana

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Four-tire call propels Brad Keselowski to surprise victory at Fontana By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif.—After Sunday’s Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski. After all, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford committed his own version of “Grand Theft Auto” at Auto Club Speedway—he stole an entire race. Benefitting from a four-tire call on the last lap of regulation and two opportune cautions that extended the event nine laps beyond its scheduled distance, Keselowski passed polesitter Kurt Busch on the final lap (209) and pulled away to win his first…

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New Egypt Speedway Set for Open Practice Saturday, March 28th Bonus Awards for Fastest Time In Each Division Up For Grabs

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New Egypt Speedway Set for Open Practice Saturday, March 28th Bonus Awards for Fastest Time In Each Division Up For Grabs  New Egypt, NJ-            Despite the latest bout of winter weather, New Egypt Speedway is gearing up for Open Practice on Saturday, March 28, 2015. For the second year in a row bonus awards will be awarded in each division for the car turning the fastest lap. The car that posts the fastest lap in the 358 Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Modified, NERS Sprint, and Street Stock divisions will receive one Saturday night $30 value pit pass to the Speedway,…

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Preparations Continue For Second Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, April 7 As Short Track Super Series Kicks Off 2015 Season; Open Practice Session Planned For OCFS Saturday, April 4

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Preparations Continue For Second Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, April 7 As Short Track Super Series Kicks Off 2015 Season; Open Practice Session Planned For OCFS Saturday, April 4 MIDDLETOWN, NY – “We’re good to go!” Those were the words of Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda IV when asked the status of the upcoming ‘Hard Clay Open’ at the historic track. The Halmar International ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank and East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Inc. is set for Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9), kicking off…

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Affordable Towing & Recovery Returns as Thunder Stock Title Sponsor

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Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Affordable Towing & Recovery as the title sponsor of the Thunder Stock division for the 2015 season. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from…

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Rico Abreu Wins Wild FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track

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STOCKTON, Calif. - March 22, 2015 - Four different leaders battled it out in Sunday night's wild FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track, but it was Rico Abreu who outlasted the competition and captured his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win in as many weeks. With ten laps to go, Abreu caught Terry McCarl, then the leader, as the two headed into the first turns. When they exited turn two, it was Abreu driving his No. 24 Abreu Vineyards car around McCarl on the back straight. Abreu skillfully worked his way through lapped traffic in…

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Changes be Made in Grandview Handicapping System, Practice Set for March 28

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  BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 22, 2015 . . . In an effort to help current racers and welcome newcomers to Grandview Speedway NASCAR racing management has made some changes to their handicapping system for the 2015 season.                 "We are making changes that have been requested by racers and the changes should add to the excitement of stock car racing at Grandview," said track owner Bruce Rogers. "The new system will be a big help to newcomers so they are not penalized all season."                 The existing point system... For the NASCAR 358 Modifieds will remain with one exception, there…

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Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show in York Changes Hands for 2016

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  Newberrytown, PA (March 22, 2015) – Ownership of the long standing and popular Central PA Dirt Trackin' show held every January in York has changed hands once again.  Todd and Rhonda Fisher, owners of the Susquehanna Speedway Park, have sold the rights and assets of the wintertime racecar show to local businessman, Scott Gobrecht of New Oxford. The Central PA Dirt Trackin' Show has been a long standing event in the Susquehanna Valley area since its inception in 1984.  The main focus of the show has always been a preview of the upcoming dirt track season at many of…

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Allen charges through pack twice in Desoto victory

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Allen charges through pack twice in Desoto victory Sport Allen has accomplished a lot during his sprint car racing career, which has included wins on both dirt and asphalt. But one thing Allen had never done before was come from the back of the field twice for a victory. He can now add that particular accomplishment to his list of accolades after recovering from two early spins and taking Saturday night's 40-lap Winged Sprint Car feature at Desoto Speedway. Outside polesitter Johnny Gilbertson grabbed the lead at the start and was joined by Dude Teate, who climbed to second from…

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USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada

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USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring   QUALIFYING: 1. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.346; 2. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.496; 3. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.569; 4. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-15.657; 5. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.876; 6. Dezel West, 21, West-15.922; 7. Jesse Love, 38, Love-16.277.   FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Dezel West, 5. Jeff Kelley, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Jesse Love. NT ------------------------------ **Kelley flipped on lap 18 of the feature.   FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Jessop, Laps 5-30…

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Donny Schatz Scores Close Win on Night One of the FVP Western Spring Shootout

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STOCKTON, Calif. - March 21, 2015 - Shane Stewart had victory in sight as he rounded turn four on the final lap of Saturday night's FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track. Reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz had other things in mind though as he dove to the bottom of the track and drag raced Stewart to the finish line. By just .220 seconds, Schatz overtook Stewart and became the first repeat winner of the 2015 season - a streak that goes back eight races - and ended his own winless streak in…

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Dusty Zomer Conquers The Copper on Dirt

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TUCSON, Ariz. (March 21, 2015) Putting the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 to the front of the field on the opening lap of Saturday’s Copper on Dirt A-Feature with the ASCS Southwest Region, South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer made sure he was the class of the field at Tucson’s USA Raceway. Leading start to finish, Zomer left only 12 drivers on the lead lap when the checkered flag fell. Friday night winner, Logan Forler, crossed second with Aaron Reutzel taking the final podium step. El Paso’s John Carney II scored fourth with Josh Baughman completing the top five. Advancing six spots,…

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Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Street Stock News

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Mechanicsburg, PA., March 22, 2015 Aquafun Pools of Halifax, PA. is returning as the sponsor of the Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Street Stocks.  This is the second consecutive year the regional leader in home aquatic fun is sponsoring the Street Stock division. Aquafun Pools began operation in 2003.  Paul Morgan, the president of Aquafun Pools, is a former Street Stock competitor.  During his Saturday Night Series racing career, Morgan recorded two feature wins.  Since his retirement from driving, Paul Morgan stays active in the sport, providing pit-side aid to Street Stock driver Craig Morgan and to Super Sportsman…

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Pearson Takes Third Career Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway

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BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 21, 2015) - Earl Pearson Jr. claimed his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Pearson took the lead on lap two from Devin Moran and led the rest of the way for his second LOLMDS victory of the season in the Carlton and Kemp Lamm, Dunn-Benson Ford, Lucas Oil Products-sponsored Black Diamond Chassis.   Scott Bloomquist moved past Moran on lap 31 and chased down Pearson, but never found enough room to overtake him. Moran finished third, followed by Jimmy Owens, and…

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USAC HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 – Williamston, South Carolina

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  USAC HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 - Williamston, South Carolina - Anderson Motor Speedway   QUALIFYING: 1. Chris Lamb,9, Lamb-15.524; 2. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.627; 3. Ryan Krachun, 7, Krachun-15.745; 4. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-15.745; 5. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-15.750; 6. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-15.753; 7. Jessica Bean, 6, Radical-15 .753; 8. Carson Hocevar, 41, Hocevar-15.778; 9. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.791; 10. Andrew Layser, 35. Layser-15.970; 11. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-15.993; 12. Sam Hatfield, 8, Hatfield-16.185.   FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Jake Nelke, 3. Jessica Bean, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Andrew Layser, 6.…

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Corr/Pak Merchandising Returns as 360 Sprints Car Title Sponsor

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING RETURNS AS 360 SPRINT CAR TITLE SPONSOR (March 20, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Corr/Pak Merchandising as the title sponsor of the weekly 360 Sprint Car division. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to…

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SSP Cancels Saturday’s Test & Tune; Next Up on Wednesday, March 25

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Newberrytown, PA (March 21, 2015) – The Susquehanna Speedway Park has cancelled its first Test & Tune on Saturday, March 21 due to the snow and oversaturated grounds.  The next Test & Tune will be on Wednesday night, March 25.  The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination).  Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m.…

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