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Olum’s Presents $10,000 “Double Down Challenge” At Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 28 For ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ Special; A Short Track Super Series Modified & SpeedSTR Sweep Worth 10 Grand!

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CENTER LISLE, NY – Thanks to Olum’s, one competitor will have the opportunity to collect a $10,000 payday at Thunder Mountain Speedway onSunday, June 28. As part of the speedway’s second annual ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ special event, Olum’s will present a “Double Down Challenge” for drivers competing in both the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek big-block/small-block Modifieds and the Speedway Entertainment SpeedSTRs. Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds will be racing for Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region points, while the SpeedSTRs will do battle for the Action Track USA All-Pro Tour championship. The Modifieds run…

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WEATHER CONDITIONS FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF SEASON PASS DAY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 5, 2015 . . . Inclement weather has created hazardous conditions at Grandview Speedway that force track management to postpone the “Season Pass Day” that had been planned for Saturday, March 7th. “Season Pass Day” will now take place on Saturday, March 21st at 1 p.m. This day gives fans who have purchased a season pass for 2015 to come out to the speedway and pick out a reserved seat that will be for their use for every Saturday racing event April through the season ending with the Freedom 76 in September. Fans who have not purchased…

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Olum’s Presents $10,000 “Double Down Challenge” At Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 28 For ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ Special; A Short Track Super Series Modified & SpeedSTR Sweep Worth 10 Grand!

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CENTER LISLE, NY – Thanks to Olum’s, one competitor will have the opportunity to collect a $10,000 payday at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Sunday, June 28. As part of the speedway’s second annual ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ special event, Olum’s will present a “Double Down Challenge” for drivers competing in both the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek big-block/small-block Modifieds and the Speedway Entertainment SpeedSTRs. Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds will be racing for Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region points, while the SpeedSTRs will do battle for the Action Track USA All-Pro Tour championship. The Modifieds…

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Nick Salva Ready to Challenge for Stafford SK Light Championship With T.S. Haulers, Mr. Rooter, and J.G. Poulin Drywall Sponsorship

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---After finishing second in the 2014 SK Light points standings at Stafford Motor Speedway, Prospect, CT native Nick Salva is ready to challenge for the championship once again in 2015 with some new sponsorship on his #98.  Salva welcomes back J.G. Poulin Drywall while adding T.S. Haulers and Mr. Rooter Plumbing as sponsors for his 2015 campaign. “Eddie Partridge is going to help us out with T.S. Haulers, Vinny Beedle is going to help us with Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and Mr. and Mrs. Poulin are coming back with J.G. Poulin Drywall,” said Salva.  “I ran a couple of…

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Dana DiMatteo Ready to Defend Stafford Speedway Legend Cars Track Title

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---The 2014 season at Stafford Motor Speedway saw the return of Legend Cars to the weekly racing schedule for the first time since 1994 and Dana DiMatteo, of Farmington, became the very first Legend Cars Track Champion in Stafford’s history.  DiMatteo scored podium finishes in 8 of the 11 Legend Cars features held last season, including 2 victories, and he is eager to get the 2015 season started as he looks to defend his track championship. “Racing season is right around the corner, I’m itching and I can’t wait to get started,” said DiMatteo.  “Coming back as defending…

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Ryan Preece Looking to Carry Positive Momentum With New Team Into Stafford Speedway for 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Any time there is a new driver/team combination, questions can arise for a driver as did I switch to the right team and for owners they can wonder if they have the right driver in the seat of their car.  For Ryan Preece and the Ed and Connie Partridge owned T.S. Haulers, Inc. team, they put any doubts to rest with a dominating performance during SpeedWeeks at New Smyrna, winning 4 of the 6 Tour Type Modified feature events, including the prestigious Richie Evans 100.  With SpeedWeeks now in the rearview mirror, Preece will look to carry the…

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SK Modified® Drivers Weigh-In on July 10 NAPA SK 5k Bonus; Stafford Wants to Hear From You the Fans!

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---The NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K is back in 2015 with a new twist, more money.  Stafford Speedway has announced in addition to the fan vote for laps and starting order invert, fans will vote on how to distribute a bonus of potentially $5,000 plus.  Already deemed the largest purse in SK Modified® history paying $5,000 to the winner and over $27,000 in total purse money, the bonus will add even more prestige to this July 10th event. “We want fans to weigh in and let us know what bonus options we should include in the vote” explains…

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March 7th Open Wheel Modifieds & March 14th Super Late Model 75 Laps

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  March 7th OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS 40 laps, PRO FIGURE 8'S Street Stocks, Rookie 4's, Pro Challenge, Mini Stock, Bombers front gates open at 4:30 racing starts at 7:00 COME OUT SATURDAY TO DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN BRADENTON Bring your friends, neighbors and family for a night of racing that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Front gates open Saturday at 4:30 racing starts at 7:00pm Come hungry- Full Concessions in the pit and main grandstand areas $2.00 drafts from 5 to 6:30 Beer stands with flat screen TV's New Speedway gift…

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Arrow Electronics to Sponsor SPM, Hinchcliffe in 2015

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  Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - March 5, 2015 - During each Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersions event, Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt relays his experience of working with Arrow on machine-to-machine technologies - the same technology that enabled him to drive a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at more than 100 mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval last May. The former Indy car driver, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a 2000 practice crash that left him a quadriplegic, says it was one of the most exhilarating days of his life. Earlier today,…

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Shane Stewart Leads Larson Marks to First Win of 2015 at FVP Outlaw Showdown

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  Photo Courtesy of Chris Dolack LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 4, 2015 - Shane Stewart became the fourth different driver in four World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races to park his car in victory lane following his win at Wednesday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Stewart battled Brian Brown throughout the feature. As the laps wound down and the two cars worked through several cautions and lapped traffic, Brown gave Stewart and his Go-Pro/Eneos team a run for its money. "It's so hard to dictate your speeds sometimes when you…

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Boosted By Unprecedented Success In Georgia & Florida, Clanton Takes Aim At First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship

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  Picture Courtesy of woolms.com CONCORD, N.C. - March 4, 2015 - Shane Clanton still has to occasionally pinch himself to make sure his fantastic start to 2015 wasn't all a dream. Emerging from a nightmarish 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign that ranked among his worst seasons statistically, Clanton, 39, of Zebulon, Ga., began the 2015 season in top form in claiming four victories and finishing among the top five in all seven WoO LMS events during the national tour's annual early-season trek through Georgia and Florida. The stellar start was a complete turnaround from Clanton's winless…

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Five Different Winners in Nine Events, Pearson Top of Tight Series Point Standings

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WAYCROSS, GA (March 4, 2015) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has completed nine (9) sanctioned events so far in 2015, with five (5) different drivers visiting victory lane to date.  The series has seen some intense and fierce battles with competition at an all-time high with fifty-four (54) different drivers competing at least once with the series.  The 2015 season got started at Golden Isles Speedway, which had a jam-packed house every night, at the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing.  Eddie Carrier Jr of Salt Rock, WV, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and Jonathan Davenport…

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Does Mandatory Drug Testing Have A Place In Our Sport?

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By: Pete MacDonald This seems to again all the sudden be one of the major topics of discussion in the Sprint Car world. We are all aware of what happened last summer in the unfortunate INCIDENT between Kevin Ward Jr. and Tony Stewart, in which Ward was under the influence of Marijuana when the incident occurred, enough to impair him at least. Which made me think to myself what is it going to take to get mandatory drug testing to take place on the short track level? Take a second and think about it, you're running side by side with…

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Long Green Line: Taylor & Messick Signs On As Presenting Sponsor For 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Delaware Events; Provides Marketing Support For ‘Diamond State 50’ At Delaware International & ‘Beach Blast 2’ At Georgetown

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HARRINGTON, DE – A distinct buzz is in the air already for the two Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek stops in the state of Delaware during the 2015 season. Now, Taylor & Messick - one of the First State’s most highly respected and widely recognized businesses – has signed on to support the series events at both Delaware International Speedway in Delmar and Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown. Taylor & Messick will serve as a presenting sponsor of both the return of the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Charlie Cathell’s Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 4 (rain date: Aug.…

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Plymouth Joins Fremont for BIG Memorial Day Weekend All Star Event

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FREMONT, Ohio – The Memorial Day weekend has always been huge in racing. A new tradition will add to that fun in 2015 as Fremont Speedway in Ohio and Plymouth Speedway in Indiana team up for three nights of Tony Stewart’s New University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.   For the first time in the history of Plymouth Speedway, winged 410 sprint cars will invade the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval that’s called “the Playground of Power.” TheFriday, May 22 event will be dubbed the Earl Gaerte Classic, in honor of the late hall-of-fame engine…

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2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule Released

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) - The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, recently purchased by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, today announced its 2015 tour dates. The schedule will consist of 54 total events spanning six states, including 29 events in Ohio and 14 in Pennsylvania.   While the schedule began in February with five non-points events in Florida between Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, races counting toward the season-ending championship get underway in late March.   The kickoff race for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint…

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MOTHER NATURE HAULTS THIRD NIGHT OF QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW, SCHEDULE ADJUSTED BALANCE OF THE WEEK

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For the first time in the history of the show's eight year run, the Quaker Steak & Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show was brought to a freezing halt on Tuesday evening by a quick hitting storm that pummeled the area with snow, sleet and ice. The Dirt Track Heroes staff is extremely sorry for the cancellation and especially to those who braved the conditions to make it to the show. In order to accommodate the "Stars of Tomorrow" and our loyal sponsor support, the Tuesday show will be moved to Saturday afternoon after the regularly scheduled show is completed.…

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MOTHER NATURE NOT READY TO COOPERATE, DIRT CAPITOL POSTPONES SUNDAY’S OPENER

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HAGERSTOWN, MD: This Sunday, March 8th, was to be the Opening Day Special at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol, however continuing adverse weather has not provided suitable conditions to proceed. With snow already on the grounds and the Conococheague Creek behind the speedway froze solid, Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are not letting up as measurable snow is also currently forecast Wednesday into Thursday. Promoter Ernie Davis has pushed Sunday’s Opening Day Special ahead a week to Sunday the 15th with the same program that begins at 1:00 p.m. (warm-ups at 12:30) and features Late Models competing for $3,000, Late Model…

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SERVPRO to Sponsor Bridgeport’s Four-Cylinder Division in 2015

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Bridgeport, NJ – Bridgeport Speedway is proud to announce SERVPRO as their newest marketing partner to the 2015 season. SERVPRO will serve as the title sponsor for the always entertaining Friday night Four-Cylinder class.  The Four-Cylinder division has been a mainstay of the South Jersey speed plant’s quarter-mile Friday night program for many years, in addition to the 600 and 270 micro sprints. With over 1,650 Franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry and its professionals are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore…

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44th NAPA Super DIRT Week A Go October 7-11, 2015, In Syracuse

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DIRTcar Racing officials working with county, state executives on 2016 and beyond CONCORD, N.C. - March 3, 2015 - As the 2015 racing season is kicking off around the country this spring, DIRTcar Racing is fully engaged in preparations for the 44th running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week on Oct. 7-11, 2015, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. Thousands of fans from across the United States and Canada are expected to return once again to the Moody Mile, with less than 30 reserved camping spaces remaining for what's quickly become known as Racing's Biggest Party…

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Sweet Leads ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ into Tucson’s USA Raceway

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Defending NAPA Wildcat Shootout, current World of Outlaws points leader, returns to Arizona with new sponsor Razor-Back Professional Tools onboard TUCSON, Ariz. - March 3, 2015 - Coming off a win at DIRTcar Nationals in Florida two weeks ago, Brad Sweet leads the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series into the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on Saturday night at Tucson's USA Raceway with the series points lead and a new sponsor. Last March, Sweet put together a dominant performance in Tucson, holding off Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser to score his second win of the season. "It's…

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THREE BIG DOLLAR MODIFIED RACES AND MORE HIGHLIGHT WALL STADIUM’S 65TH ANNIVERSARY STOCK CAR RACING REGULAR SEASON

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Two 100-lap Downs Ford Modified main events, one paying $4000 to win and one paying $5000 to win, and 125-lap race offering $5000 to the winner are just a few of the special events on the regular season agenda as Wall Stadium Speedway celebrates its 65th anniversary season. The 2015 weekly Saturday night campaign gets the green flag on April 25 but racers in all divisions will have the opportunity to test out their new and rebuilt equipment on the two Saturday afternoons leading up to the opener. The big paying spotlight races for the Modifieds…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – March 3, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Teams take delivery of road/street and short oval aero kit Dixon seeks to extend streaks this season First series title motivates Power for more 'Focus' Tops Box Office, Indy cars Impress Stars Of note: Newgarden's NBA debut is a slam dunk Tickets on sale for Milwaukee IndyFest Single-day tickets on sale now for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Dixon added to 12 Hours of Sebring lineup 1. Teams take delivery of road/street and short oval aero kit: Teams aligned with either Chevrolet or Honda have taken delivery of the initial…

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RacingJunk.com to be named the Official Classifieds of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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THOMPSON, CT - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) - one of the most diverse motorsports facilities in New England - is proud to announce a partnership with RacingJunk.com – the world's largest online motorsports marketplace. The co-marketing partnership will help to bring awareness of TSMP’s major racing events, and will also help to increase brand recognition for RacingJunk.com among TSMP’s fans and drivers. “Thompson Speedway is an exciting addition to our expanding partnership network,” said Shawn Stewart, Director of Business Development.  “We’re honored to be a partner and know that the free classifieds on RacingJunk.com will be a valuable resource to all…

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WESTERN HPDs AT BLYTHE SATURDAY; NOBILE OPENS 2015 WITH 30-LAP VICORY AT LAKE HAVASU

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The USAC Western HPD Midgets, fresh off their series-opening race at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. last Saturday, travel to Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway for round two this Saturday in Blythe, Calif.   Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. captured Saturday's 30-lap season-opener at Havasu 95 Speedway, leading the final seven laps after passing Michael Fanelli on lap 24.   Bryant Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz., winner of the 2014 outing at Blythe, took second Saturday ahead of Fanelli, Cody Jessop and Annie Breidinger.   Nobile leads Dawson by just four points in the new Western HPD standings entering Saturday'srace.   2015 USAC…

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“SOKOLA SHOOTOUT” USAC/CRA DEBUT AT PERRIS SATURDAY

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Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. opens defense of his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title this Saturday in the "Sokola Shootout" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Gardner leads the all-time USAC/CRA winners' list with 57 career victories and will aim for a third consecutive championship this year. Saturday's events also include the PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprints with racing expected to begin at 7 pm. The "Sokola Shootout" has been a popular event on the West Coast since March 17, 2001 when "The Cowboy" Tony Jones won the inaugural race at Manzanita Speedway. Originally called the "Sokola Classic"…

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4TH “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” SPRINT AT LVMS THURSDAY

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This Thursday night's 4th "Sin City Showdown" figures to be just that as USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car veterans convene at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track for the opening point-paying rounds of each 2015 series and the first "Grudge Series" event. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds share Thursday's bill. Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast) and R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest) are the defending series champions entering the Las Vegas event. Last year's Las Vegas race produced a surprise winner - Austin Liggett, while pre-race favorites Bud Kaeding…

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Delaware International Speedway’s Fulton Bank 50 Shifts To Aug. 13 On World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule

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Date Change Sets Up Blockbuster WoO LMS Tripleheader In Mid-Atlantic Region DELMAR, Del. - March, 2 2015 - The Fulton Bank 50 scheduled for May 28 at Delaware International Speedway has been shifted to Thursday, Aug. 13, setting up a three-race World of Outlaws Late Model Series weekend in the Mid-Atlantic region. The date change puts the national tour's annual visit to Delaware's half-mile oval ahead of events at Potomac Speedway (Aug. 14) in Budds Creek, Md., and Winchester Speedway (Aug. 15) in Winchester, Va. The tripleheader weekend proved to be a hit with the region's fans and race teams…

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GERALD CHAMBERLAIN NAMED GRAND MARSHAL FOR 8TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 1 – 7

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The seven day Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes will open today, Sunday, March 1 and continue through Saturday, March 7 at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ.   The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is honored to bestow the Grand Marshal moniker to one of the great legends in dirt track racing, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain. Gerald was already a legend in racing when he first set foot onto the Reading Fairgrounds site in 1968, having captured track titles at the South Penn Speedway in 1964 and 65 with dominating performances in which he captured…

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2015 Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 Mile Information & Awareness

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Bridgeport, NJ – The hot topic this current off-season surrounding NJ oval track racing, in particular Bridgeport Speedway’s 1/4 mile events has been the newly formed ‘head and neck restraint’ law. The NJSP, who governs all racing in the state of New Jersey, has mandated that all drivers will be required to wear a head and neck restraint system meeting SFI specification 38.1 while having an SFI tag certified by the manufacturer. This information is 100% accurate for the ‘weekly’ racers in the 600, 270, and 4 and 8 cylinder divisions.  However, the NJSP does realize that this new rule could and would…

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DIRT CAPITOL RACE SHOW CONCLUDES AS MARCH 8TH OPENING DAY IS ON THE HORIZON

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HAGERSTOWN, MD – Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol took a step towards getting the season’s schedule underway with the 30th Annual Race-A-Rama held at the Hagerstown Valley Mall this past week. Those showing off their the off season efforts included: Late Models -Jerry Bard and Marvin Winters; Late Model Sportsman - Cody Kershner, Brian Cornett, James Dawson, Elwood Sord, Keith Walls, Ryan Walls, Alan Sagi, Brayden Anderson, and Justin Weaver; Pure Stocks –Chris Ebersole and Mike Corbin, Four Cylinders – Jason Stoner, Frankie Gordon, Eric Stover, Shaine Sixeas, Ryan Laye; Hobby Stock – Dwayne Snyder and Jason Sarver: E-Mod – Alyssa Rowe;…

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For the Second Straight Week, a Late Crash KOs Jeff Gordon

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HAMPTON, Ga.—It's safe to say Jeff Gordon's retirement tour has not gone according to plan.   A week ago in the Daytona 500, Gordon was involved in the wreck that forced the race to end under caution and finished 33rd.   On Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his fortunes took a turn for the worse. Gordon was collateral damage in a Lap 257 crash that started with Denny Hamlin's spin. The No. 24 Chevrolet collided with a section of concrete wall on the inside of the backstretch, and Gordon's…

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Jimmie Johnson Starts From the Back and Dominates Late in Atlanta Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party. Johnson didn't take the lead in the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season until Lap 198 of 325, but from then on, his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the class of the field, leading six times for 92 laps in winning for the fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time in his career. For the second straight event in NASCAR’s premier…

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Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series 358 Late Model News

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Mechanicsburg, PA. March 1, 2015 The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series 358 Late Models completed a successful 2014 season.  The popular stock car class had 10 feature winners, most in Saturday Night Series history. Williams Grove Speedway management announces their 2015 sponsorship news for the 358 Late Models.  Credit Connection Auto Sales, sponsor of the division in 2014, will return as the principal 2015 point fund backer.  Credit Connection Auto Sales is the Susquehanna Valley’s premier used vehicle dealer with dealerships in Carlisle, East York, York, and Harrisburg. Bernheisel Race Cars will be a new product sponsor of the…

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At A Glance: Jason Johnson Heads West with the Outlaws

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CONCORD, N.C. - March 1, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action next week as it begins the first West Coast swing of the season. The series take on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5, and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at Tucson's USA Raceway on March 7. Among the three new drivers who have joined the series full-time this season is Eunice, La.-native Jason Johnson. Johnson comes to the series after scoring his fifth American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)…

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Swap Meet/Racers Flea Market/Race Car Street Rod Show to be Held at Mahoning Valley Speedway March 21

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(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 3-1-15) Mahoning Valley Speedway will be holding a Swap Meet, Racers Flea Market and Race Car/Street Rod Show on Saturday, March 21 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. All types of race and rod cars are invited to partake in the event that will be held at the Mahoning Valley Farmers Market which is adjacent to the speedway on PA route 443 just west of Lehighton. A “Best Appearing Car Award” will be presented. This will also be the final day for racers to reserve their pit spots from last year. Afterwards it will be first-come-first-serve. Anyone wishing…

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Matt Crafton Annihilates the Field in Dominant Atlanta Truck Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—There's no letup in Matt Crafton.The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run—the longest in NCWTS history at Atlanta—Crafton crossed the finish line 8.752 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Dillon. Keystone Light Polesitter Ben Kennedy came home third, a distant 10.275 seconds behind the race winner. Daniel Suarez finished fourth, followed by Tyler Reddick, last week’s winner at Daytona. The…

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Harvick Holds off Logano to Win Third Straight NASCAR XFINITY Race in Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga.—If you had to pick one driver to knock Joey Logano off his pedestal at Atlanta Motor Speedway, you couldn't make a better choice than Kevin Harvick. Holding off Logano after a restart on Lap 140 of 163, Harvick won Saturday's Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, ending a success streak that saw Logano beat Harvick for the win in the Daytona 500 and edge Harvick for the Coors Light Pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX) at AMS. The victory was Harvick’s third straight at Atlanta and fourth…

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RAINS FORCE SATURDAY EAST BAY CANCELLATION; STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP “WINTER DIRT GAMES VI” POINT SCORER

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.   Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.   A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the…

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COME OUT SATURDAY TO DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN BRADENTON

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OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS, PRO FIGURE 8'S Street Stocks, Rookie 4's, Pro Challenge, Mini Stock, Bombers front gates open at 4:30 racing starts at 7:00 COME OUT SATURDAY TO DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN BRADENTON   Bring your friends, neighbors and family for a night of racing that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Front gates open Saturday at 4:30 racing starts at 7:00pm Come hungry- Full Concessions in the pit and main grandstand areas $2.00 drafts from 5 to 6:30 Beer stands with flat screen TV's New Speedway gift shop Bleacher seating only     We are located on…

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BALLOU AVOIDS DISASTER FOR EAST BAY “WINTER DIRT GAMES” WIN

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday's 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season in the penultimate race of "Winter Dirt Games VI." The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flag stand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott. "I…

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BLACK FLAGGED RACING’S STREET STOCK SPECTACULAR IS SET FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

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Sicklerville, NJ (February 27, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, Black Flagged Racing’s Street Stock Spectacular will take place at New Egypt Speedway on Friday, September 18.  This special race occurs during the Prelude to the Cup event at the Ocean County dirt track. “We are pleased to have the second annual Street Stock Spectacular scheduled on New Egypt Speedway’s Prelude to the Cup event. We are working towards making the Street Stock Spectacular a must for drivers and fans,” stated Joe LaClaire, who along with his wife, Cheri, own Black Flagged Racing. The second annual Street Stock Spectacular…

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Cody Darrah out at KKR?

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PennLive.com's Jeremy Elliott is reporting that Cody Darrah has left Kasey Kahne Racing and will drive a family owned car on the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2015. Cody was to only run a partial schedule in 2015 due to lack of sponsorship at KKR. Darrah who has been on the road with the World of Outlaws Darrah, who missed 2010 due to a broken leg, finished in the top 10 in points each year. He was seventh the last three seasons.

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WILL THERE BE A NEW NASCAR 358 MODIFIED CHAMPION AT GRANDVIEW? TITLES ARE OPEN FOR LATE MODEL AND SPORTSMAN DIVISION

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 27, 2015 . . . In the last 15 years of NASCAR 358 Modified stock car racing at Grandview Speedway there have been three different champions. The title during those years has been shared by three of the very best dirt track stock car racing talents with Jeff Strunk grabbing the champion’s loot 10 times, Craig VonDohren (the all-time leading feature winner) has been champion three times and Duane Howard has topped the final point standings twice.                 Fan interest is running high as opening night is just four weeks away. Will there be someone new taking…

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THOMAS TACKLES EAST BAY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2015

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL NationalSprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.   With two events remaining in "Winter Dirt Games" at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a…

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TRIPLE DIAMONDS SET FOR BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY DEBUT JUNE 5TH

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Minersville PA (2/27/15)--Big Diamond Speedway's 2015 schedule is permeated with events rich in tradition and racing history, but on June 5th an event unlike any other will take center stage for the headlining 358 modifieds with the first running of the "Triple Diamonds". Promotor Jake Smulley will present a unique qualifying procedure that will thrill the fans and give racers the opportunity to take home extra money. The entire field will be split into two semi-features that will be 15-laps in length. Each semi-feature will pay at least $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Line-ups for the semi features…

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Is Kahne Able: Kasey goes for repeat at Atlanta

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By Staff Reports NASCAR Wire Service   Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. Sitting in 18th on the Chase Grid – 33 points below the 16th-place cut off line – the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver needed a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Kahne came through. He seized the lead with two laps remaining, cruising to Victory Lane, and more importantly, a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “There won't be as much pressure on us for a while now, I guess,” Kahne said after the race. “Just to make it, I…

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New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash

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  New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Potential $1M Bonus For Drivers And Fan Sweepstakes Highlight Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Three new tracks headline the “Dash 4 Cash” program as it  returns for the seventh consecutive year, and first as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway will debut as part of the program, while Indianapolis Motor Speedway will return in 2015. Designed to highlight the unique competition between championship-eligible NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, the highly recognizable program will potentially result in $1…

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Halmar International Signs On As Lead ‘Hard Clay Open’ 2015 Sponsor For April 7 At Orange County Fair

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  Joining United Pump & Tank And East Coast Speed/ECS Auto; Four-Car Halmar Racing Team To Include Modifieds Of Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr. & Willy Auchmoody, Crate 602 Sportsman Of Matt Janiak MIDDLETOWN, NY – The kickoff event to the 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek has a new marquee partner. Halmar International has signed on as the title sponsor of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway on Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9). The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event boasting a $5,000-plus winner’s share, $1,000…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Atlanta

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES Logano Aims For Rare 2-fer Joey Logano followed up his career-year of 2014 with a stirring win in the Daytona 500, becoming the second youngest driver to win the Great American Race at 24 years old. Now he looks to accomplish another rare feat: Back-to-back wins in the season’s first two races. It’s only happened five times since the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ inception in 1949, the last by Matt Kenseth in 2009. The five drivers to do it: Marvin Panch (1957), Bob Welborn (1959), David Pearson (1976), Jeff Gordon (1997) and Kenseth. Logano has a…

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