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Driscoll vs. Busch …. True Or Not It Does Not Belong In The Motorsports Headlines

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Driscoll vs. Busch .... True Or Not It Does Not Belong In The Motorsports Headlines By: Ro Cowan I am tired of hearing all this crap about Kurt Busch allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and how she is in fear for her life and the safety of her child. I lived through an abusive relationship and let me let you in on a few things. Patricia Driscoll was not afraid for her life, not then and not now. How do I know this? Well for one if she was she would not have manipulated the court system to get custody of…

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Ohsweken Speedway: Rules Meeting Scheduled for December 21

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by Tommy Goudge (December 17, 2014) – Race teams and drivers are reminded that Ohsweken Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway are holding rules meetings together at the Best Western Premier C Hotel by Carmen's located at 1530 Stone Church Rd E in Hamilton, Ontario (next to Carmen's Banquet Centre) on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The meetings will include Ohsweken's Thunder Stock and Mini Stock divisions, Merrittville's Hoosier Stock and 4 Cylinder divisions, and Humberstone's Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions, and have representation from all three tracks. THUNDER STOCKS Officials from Humberstone, Merrittville, and Ohsweken recently participated in lengthy…

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Original Ken Brenn 1966 Ford Gerhardt Indy Car Unveiled

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(BRODHEADSVILLE, PA - by Dino Oberto) Gary Mondschein has driven open wheel cars practically his entire adult life. Midgets, Sprints, Silver Crown and Super Vee. And like most anyone who has come from that discipline of motor racing his aspiration was to eventually drive an Indy car. Although that dream to compete in the highest level never happened, it none the less did not stop him from getting behind the wheel of an Indy car, although for Mondschein it would be in the form of a vintage racer. The last two years he spearheaded the vintage cars being part of the…

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Health Issues Sideline Vickers Again

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CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues. The team has not announced who will drive the No. 55 Toyota in place of Vickers. “Brian has been a part of the MWR family since 2012 and our thoughts today are with Brian, his wife Sarah and the Vickers family,” said MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman. “As a race team, MWR has plenty to consider and we will confer with our partners, including Aaron’s and Toyota. As this is fresh…

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Vahlco Wheels Officially Open for Business

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Vahlco Wheel Officially Open for Business The 2014 PRI Show is officially a wrap and we are officially open for business. 2014 was a building year here at Vahlco and we appreciate the overwhelming amount of interest and support we received at the show for our efforts in bringing an affordable product back into the dirt oval track market built to the highest standards of quality. We would like to thank our models Ashley, Kristen and Kenzie from OMG! Models for all their help this weekend. The girls did a wonderful job! We would also like to thank our bartender…

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National Champions Share Spotlight

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 59th "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" CELEBRATION by Dick Jordan USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Brady Bacon and Rico Abreu shared the spotlight along with other 2014 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 59th USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Abreu, of Rutherford, Calif., became first-time National champions. Swanson was the Silver Crown titlist, Bacon the AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Abreu the Honda Midget champ. Car owner National champions for 2014 included DePalma…

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NASCAR Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlist Top Performers Of 2014 Celebrated At NASCAR Hall Of Fame

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NASCAR Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlist Top Performers Of 2014 Celebrated At NASCAR Hall Of Fame CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2014) — The culmination and coronation of a season-long – and career-defining – road to NASCAR glory came Saturday night for seven drivers. Abraham Calderón summed it up the best on stage at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions. “This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said the 26-year-old Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way better than I could…

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New Sponsor Signs on for Ms. Motorsports, Applications Being Accepted

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OLIVER CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISES SIGN ON AS SPONSOR OF MS. MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT OAKS, PA December 13, 2014 . . . The Ms. Motorsports Pageant, a major part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show, is taking on a new sponsor. Oliver Construction Enterprises, owned by Modified stock car racer P.J. Oliver, will be the primary sponsor of the very popular pageant. As part of the sponsorship Oliver will have his green No. 13 Modified on display at the stage area and it will be used as a…

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Historic Petty Race Cars to be Part of PPB Motorsports 2015 Show

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Historic Petty Race Cars to be Part of PPB Motorsports 2015 Show OAKS, PA December 15, 2014 . . . Two of the most famous race cars that were part of Richard Petty’s outstanding NASCAR racing career will be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23rd through January 25th at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center conveniently located in Oaks, PA. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a winged car, was produced only during the model year, 1970. The car was built…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Street Stocks to Run Special Gamblers Series

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Street Stocks to Run Special Gamblers Series (LEHIGHTON, PA 12-14-14) There is no question that when it comes to support classes at Mahoning Valley Speedway each one has a distinctive uniqueness which adds to the excitement of attending a race at the popular paved quarter mile oval in Lehighton. The Street Stock division, however, has built quite an identity that goes beyond the weekly wars at the Floyd Santee promoted speedway. With car counts that average near 30 and more on a regular basis and competition that has an abundance of parity, it is no wonder that…

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Eagle’s Brian Westbrook to be Part of Motorsports 2015 Show

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS BRINGING PHILADELPHIA EAGLES STAR BRIAN WESTBROOK TO PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW OAKS, PA December 11, 2014 . . . A large number of auto racing fans just happen to be fans of the National Football League and in the Philadelphia area the majority of attention is focused on the Philadephia Eagles who are enjoying an outstanding season. Show sponsor, Pioneer Pole Buildings, will have Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Westbrook in their display area on Saturday, January 24th, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. talking with fans and signing autographs. “Having Brian Westbrook at…

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Record Number Of Events On 2015 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule

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Contact: Joshua Joiner World of Outlaws Late Model Series PR Coordinator jjoiner@dirtcar.com | 850-232-9331 Record Number Of Events On 2015 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule National Tour Releases 50-Race Schedule Featuring Visits to At Least 38 Tracks in 20 States and Canada INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dec., 11, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is set for a record number events in 2015 with 50 A-Mains featured on the national tour's schedule released Thursday during the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis. The country's longest-running national Dirt Late Model series has visits to 38 tracks…

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Tradition-Rich Events, New Venues Highlight 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule

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Contact: Chris Dolack DIRTcar Racing PR 704-795-7223 | cdolack@dirtcar.com Tradition-Rich Events, New Venues Highlight 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule First-time race at Ohsweken, plus returns to Canandaigua, Grandview, Five Mile Point, Utica-Rome, join annual specials for Northeast’s premier dirt tour INDIANAPOLIS - Dec. 11, 2014 - The Super DIRTcar Series announced today at the Performance Racing Industry tradeshow a combination of traditional events and races at new venues will make up its 2015 schedule. The 29-race series kicks off during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Feb. 18-21 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The…

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Battle of Trenton Indoor Racing Special Ticket Offer Through December 13, 2014

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Battle of Trenton Indoor Racing Special Ticket Offer Through December 13, 2014 TRENTON, NJ December 10, 2014 . . . With a full field of seventy Three Quarter Midgets ready to ‘Battle’ in ‘Trenton’ on Friday and Saturday, December 19, and 20, 2014, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has decided to fill the grandstands to capacity as well by offering an advance purchase discount ticket sale that kicked off today, December 10, and will last through Saturday, December 13. In this limited window of opportunity, Friday night Lower Level Reserved Seat tickets will be available for just $17 each and…

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Ackland State Farm Insurance Returns to Sponsor “Top Gun” Award at Ohsweken

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Ackland State Farm Insurance Returns to Sponsor "Top Gun" Award at Ohsweken by Tommy Goudge (December 10, 2014) - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance in 2015 as official sponsor of the $150 "Top Gun" award, given to the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car driver with the highest heat race passing points total each night. Nathan Ackland has served the Brantford area for more than a decade. His agency offers many products, including car, home, life, and business insurance. He specializes in moves to the Brantford area and is a proud…

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Colonial Pipeline to Sponsor Modified 811 Dig Safe Series

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Colonial Pipeline to Sponsor Modified 811 Dig Safe Series and $10,000 to Win Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship on Bridgeport Speedway's Quarter Mile in 2015 Sicklerville, NJ (December 9, 2014) – After a successful partnership in 2014 with Bridgeport Speedway, Colonial Pipeline, the owner of a network of pipelines connecting refineries on the Gulf Coast with markets in the South and Eastern United States, will be sponsoring a new race series with a $10,000 to win race in 2015. “We are very happy to be back with Bridgeport Speedway in 2015 with a new and exciting…

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Dan Harpell to Take Control of Penn Can Speedway

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Dan Harpell to Take Control of Penn Can Speedway Susquehanna, PA…After eighteen years at the helm of Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania the promotional team of Reed Miller and Al Wilcox are stepping away from the day to day operation of the speedway. During the last two months Miller and Wilcox have been talking with prospective operators to ensure the continued operation of the popular Friday night speedway. The transition to the new promoter is now complete and Dan Harpell of Kirkwood, New York will be the new promoter of the speedway in 2015. “We spoke with quite a…

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“Queen of Diamonds II” Jet Dragster Will be Popular Attraction at PPB Motorpsorts 2015 Race Car and Trade Show

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"Queen of Diamonds II" Jet Dragster Will be Popular Attraction at PPB Motorpsorts 2015 Race Car and Trade Show OAKS, PA December 9, 2014 . . . Drag racing, jet dragsters and the name Al Hanna all seem to go together so well. Hanna and his “Queen of Diamonds II” 300 MPH Jet Dragster will prove to be a popular attraction at the three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set to take place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, January 23-25,…

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New Egypt Speedway Announces 2015 Season Schedule

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New Egypt Speedway Announces 2015 Season Schedule Two Day All Star Cup Weekend and Return of World of Outlaw Sprints and USAC Wingless Sprints Mark Highlights New Egypt, NJ-- New Egypt Speedway’s 2015 weekly racing season schedule is complete with a major addition of a two-day All Star Cup weekend event. With the success of the 2014 All Star Cup event, Speedway management created a two-day event featuring all 6 weekly running divisions who will be competing for increased purses. Friday, September 18th, will be titled the “Prelude to Cup “ and feature the Sportsman division racing for $2,000 to…

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Fuel Management and Other Free Seminars Set for PPB Motorsports 2015

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FUEL MANAGEMENT KEY SEMINARS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW OAKS, PA December 8, 2014 . . . Free seminars have proven to be very popular attractions during the 30-year history of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. When the 30th Anniversary edition of the show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa January 23-25, 2015 there will be a full schedule of the one hour seminars during the Friday and Sunday show days. Topics covered in the seminars…

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Borger Selects Thunder Mountain Speedway as Saturday XCEL 600 Modified Home Track for 2015

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Time To Climb: Doug Borger’s XCel Chassis 600 Modifieds To Call Thunder Mountain Speedway Saturday Night Home In 2015 As Weekly Division; Six Tour Events Planned For Center Lisle, NY Track CENTER LISLE, NY – It’s “time to climb” for Doug Borger’s XCel Chassis 600 Modifieds. Borger - the XCel 600 Chassis founder and series coordinator - has announced a new Saturday night Southern Tier home track for his popular division in the upcoming 2015 season: Thunder Mountain Speedway. The agreement between Borger and Thunder Mountain’s management team brings the XCel 600 Modifieds on board as a weekly division at…

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Matt Janisch is 2014 ATQMRA champion

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AMERICAN THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION Matt Janisch is 2014 ATQMRA champion By DINO OBERTO (NAZARETH) Consistent, fast and victorious can best sum up the championship winning season for Matt Janisch who captured this year’s driving title with the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA). From his season opening race win at Mahoning Valley Speedway followed with back-to-back scores at Borger’s Speedway which were winged and non-winged then another at Bethel Motorsports Park and finally finishing off by capturing the season finale at Wall Stadium Speedway during Turkey Derby, Janisch was in top form during each and every race.…

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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Set For 2015 Season With Expanded Schedule, North & South Regions Formed

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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Set For 2015 Season With Expanded Schedule, North & South Regions Formed BOYERTOWN, PA – After a successful inaugural effort that saw some 153 drivers take part in series events, the Short Track Super Series returns for an expanded second season in 2015. Bolstered by new support of American Racer/Lias Tire and Hi-Tek Race Fuels, a rich Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek schedule has been outlined for the ’15 campaign by series organizer Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC and participating track operators in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and…

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Senior Champ Kart Indoor Racers in Atlantic City Will Race for “Hoosier Rewards” Tire Bonuses

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SENIOR CHAMP KART INDOOR RACERS IN ATLANTIC CITY WILL RACE FOR “HOOSIER REWARDS” TIRE BONUSES ATLANTIC CITY, NJ December 5, 2014 . . . Senior Champ Kart teams racing in the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor auto racing event in Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk Hall will be competing for even greater prize money and awards than was previously thought. Thanks to Hoosier Tire of Lakeville, Ind., the highest four finishers in the Champ Kart feature race using Hoosier tires on all four corners will receive two free right side tires. And if the race is won by a driver competing…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick Earns Seven Honors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award, a prestigious accolade recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing. “This doesn’t even seem real,” said an emotional Earnhardt after receiving the honor at the 2014 NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held at Wynn Las Vegas. “The…

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Dates Announced for Second Annual NEPA Race Car Show at Laurel Mall

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Dates Announced for Second Annual NEPA Race Car Show at Laurel Mall….Week-long Motorsports Show Takes Place February 9-15, 2014 (WEST HAZLETON, PA 12-3-14) The second Annual NEPA Race Car Show at the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton is slated for the week of February 9-15, 2014. Mall officials and event organizer Dino Oberto recently confirmed the dates. The NEPA Race Car Show will be a week long affair and include all types of race vehicles that compete in and around northeastern Pennsylvania. In the midst of one of the worst winters in years, the inaugural event was a huge hit…

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Thunder/Hoosier/Street Stock & Mini Stock/4 Cylinder Rules Meeting Scheduled for December 21

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: THUNDER/HOOSIER/STREET STOCK & MINI STOCK/4 CYLINDER RULES MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 21 by Tommy Goudge (December 4, 2014) - Ohsweken Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway are holding rules meetings together at the Best Western Premier C Hotel by Carmen's located at 1530 Stone Church Rd E in Hamilton, Ontario (next to Carmen's Banquet Centre) on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The meetings will include Ohsweken's Thunder Stock and Mini Stock divisions, Merrittville's Hoosier Stock and 4 Cylinder divsions, and Humberstone's Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions, and have representation from all three tracks. The schedule for the…

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2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule Revealed

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Contact: Aaron Fiedler World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series PR 704-795-7223 | afiedler@dirtcar.com New Tracks, Expanded Events Highlight 2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule Three tracks to welcome Greatest Show on Dirt for first time as Stockton, Cedar Lake, Williams Grove add race days to Outlaw weekends CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 4, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series revealed today its 2015 schedule featuring 92 events running from February to November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces. This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville…

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Renegade Sprint Series Welcomes Another Pennsylvania Race Track to the 2015 Schedule

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The Renegade Sprints welcomes another Pennsylvania race track to the 2015 schedule. Inside Line Promotions – FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 4, 2014) – Big Diamond Speedway, which is a 3/8-mile oval located in Pottsville, PA., will host a Sunday date next season. “It’s something new and exciting,” Big Diamond Speedway Owner and Promoter Jake Smulley said. “It’s not the same old song and dance. Everything you read about the Renegades is good. It seems like they have a good driver following and our fans have been asking to see them.” Big Diamond Speedway marks the fifth track in Pennsylvania to book…

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2015 Ohsweken Season Tickets, Passes, and Memberships on Sale Now!

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2015 SEASON TICKETS, PASSES, & MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW! by Tommy Goudge (December 5, 2014) – Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Ohsweken Speedway’s Grandstand Season Passes (reserved or general admission), NEW Season Pass Holder Parking Passes, Season Pit Passes, and Pit Memberships are on sale now! Fans again have the option of paying just $20 extra to reserve a seat anywhere in the grandstands for all regular Friday night racing events. New for 2015 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase a parking pass for access to a…

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Turkey Derby Notebook

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Turkey Derby Notebook By: Pete MacDonald 236 cars attempted to qualify across the nine divisions over the course of the weekend, which I'm sure has to be some sort of record for the event. There were race cars parked halfway in the parking lot during the weekend. All the hype surrounding former NASCAR Sprint Cup superstar Jeremy Mayfield never really took off the ground. Mayfield seemed to be uncomfortable from the time the car hit the race track. He failed to qualify for the Tour-type Modified race after crashing in the Non Qualifiers race. Mayfield was the fan vote into…

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Fremont Speedway Promoter Teams Up with Plymouth Speedway to Bring UNOH All Stars

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 Contact: Rich Farmer fremontspeedway@yahoo.com PLYMOUTH, Ind. – For the first time in the track’s history, Plymouth Speedway will host the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint cars on Friday, May 22. The event will be part of a Memorial Day weekend triple-header for the All Stars including back-to-back shows at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer, voted the 2013 Regional Promoter of the Year by his peers, and Plymouth Speedway Promoter Ed Kennedy teamed up to bring the 410 winged…

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Season Passes Now Available for 2015 Saturday Night Events at Grandview

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SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE FOR 53RD SEASON OF AUTO RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 2, 2014 . . . Looking for that special gift for that special race fan on your Christmas shopping list? Or perhaps you are just looking to make yourself happy with a great gift. A season pass for every Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing event at Grandview Speedway during the 2015 season may be just the gift you are looking for. The Bechtelsville, PA one-third-mile, banked clay oval will be presenting its 53rd consecutive season of auto racing under the promotion of the Rogers…

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Auto Racing Results Wall Stadium Turkey Derby XLI

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LOCALS WIN BIG AGAINST ALL-STAR MODIFIED FIELD AT WALL STADIUM’S TURKEY DERBY WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Despite the fact that an all-star field of Modified stock car drivers from as far south as North Carolina and as far north as upper New England converged on Wall Stadium Speedway over the weekend, Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, were big winners in Modified stock car championship races during the 41st running of the season ending Turkey Derby. In Saturday’s Tour Type Modified 150-lap race Mauriello stayed in contention most of the way while Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, N.Y. led…

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“75 Years of Midget Auto Racing History” to be Big Part of PPB Motorsports 2015

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“75 YEARS OF MIDGET AUTO RACING HISTORY” TO BE BIG PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 OAKS, PA December 3, 2014 . . . Midget auto racing, the history of the sport, will play an important part in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. The hugely popular show, filling 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, takes place January 23rd thru January 25th. Many former American Racing Drivers Club champions and key figures involved in the history of the sport will be…

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Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Becomes Crate Sprint Car Heat Race Sponsor

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS BECOMES CRATE SPRINT CAR HEAT RACE SPONSOR by Tommy Goudge (December 3, 2014) - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce their partnership with Creative Edge Signs & Graphics of Kitchener, Ontario, which will see the company become the official sponsor of heat races for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division in 2015. >From start to finish - creative design, production, and application - Creative Edge handles it all! Creative Edge Signs & Graphics has been in business for over 20 years. Steve Lyons, co-founder of Creative Edge Signs & Graphics,…

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Swanson, Bacon, Abreu National Champs Feted Dec. 12

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 2, 2014 DICK JORDAN SWANSON, BACON, ABREU NATIONAL CHAMPS FETED DEC. 12; WESTERN CHAMPS CELEBRATE FEB. 7 IN PASO ROBLES USAC's 59th "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 12, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC's 2014 racing series will be honored during the gala evening. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. won the USAC Silver Crown Championship while Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. captured the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The Honda National Midget Championship went to Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. The affair…

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Armstrong, Andretti, Thomas Named National “Rookies”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 2, 2014 Contact: DICK JORDAN ARMSTRONG, ANDRETTI, THOMAS NAMED NATIONAL "ROOKIES;" MOST IMPROVED DRIVER OF 2014 IS SHANE COCKRUM; WESTERN ROOKIES ANNOUNCED! Caleb Armstrong, Jarett Andretti and Kevin Thomas Jr. have been selected to receive USAC National "Rookie of the Year" honors December 12 at the 59th USAC "Night of Champions" celebration in Indianapolis, Ind. Shane Cockrum will also be honored as the 2014 USAC "Most Improved Driver." The affair is again being held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis and distinctive awards will be presented to each driver during the evening's program. Armstrong,…

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Abreu, Gardner Grab USAC Championships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 1, 2014 DICK JORDAN 14-248 ABREU, GARDNER GRAB USAC CHAMPIONSHIPS; BELL BECOMES 50th "TURKEY NIGHT" WINNER Rico Abreu withstood the challenges of teammate Christopher Bell and Tracy Hines to emerge as the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Championship at the conclusion of Thursday night's series finale in Perris, Calif. Abreu, of Rutherford, Calif., finished fifth in the 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris Auto Speedway as Bell became the 50th different winner of the classic. Abreu's final margin in the standings was 10 points over Bell and 46 over Hines, who was eighth in Thursday's…

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Lehighton’s Kris Graver is Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified Champion for 2014

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COMING EVENTS: Opening Night, April 11, 2015 Lehighton’s Kris Graver is Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified Champion for 2014 By DINO OBERTO (LEHIGHTON, PA 11-29-14) Mahoning Valley Speedway 2014 Modified champion Kris Graver can easily be considered a small fish in a big pond. Graver is the first to tell you that his team cannot compare to those he raced and beat in terms of both money and equipment. Yet that is just what he did, winning the division crown in just his second season of Modified racing. “I don’t think anyone expected me to come out and do what I…

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USAC Honda National/Western Midget Car Series Race Results – November 27, 2014

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USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 27, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "74th Turkey Night Grand Prix" QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.359; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.378; 3. Brad Sweet, 67z, Kahne-17.399; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-17.458; 5. Chad Boat, 15x, Boat-17.494; 6. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.517; 7. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.532; 8. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-17.563; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Klatt-17.598; 10. Bryan Clauson, 63, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.610; 11. Kevin Thomas, 56x, 5IVE-6IX-17.648; 12. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-17.650; 13. Kyle Larson, 71k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.680; 14. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-17.714; 15. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-17.730;…

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Big Diamond Speedway Season Passes Now Available

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Big Diamond Speedway Season Passes Now Available MINERSVILLE, PA: If you need that perfect gift for a special race fan this Christmas, a 2015 Big Diamond Speedway season pass is the ultimate gift that will literally keep on giving. Not only will the season pass holder receive free admission into every race of the 2015 season but we will also include a 2015 Big Diamond T-Shirt AND a reserved seat. The 2015 season will kick off with the free-to-the-public practice session on Sunday, March 15th followed by the season opener for the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Roadrunners on Sunday March…

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Penn Can Speedway Banquet Honors 2014 Champions and Race Teams

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PENN CAN SPEEDWAY BANQUET HONORS 2014 CHAMPIONS AND RACE TEAMS Montdale,PA…The Montdale Country Club was the venue Saturday for the annual Penn Can Speedway banquet where over two hundred guests assembled on a chilly evening to honor the top drivers and teams of 2014. Champions were honored in all of the divisions with many special awards being presented and point fund monies were also distributed courtesy of American Race Tires, VP Fuels, and Trackside Products of Endicott, New York to the top team. In the modified division Kevin Hartnett was honored with his third Penn Can championship collecting the $5000…

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Big Diamond Rolls Into 2015 With “Drivers’ Favorite” American Racer Tires

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Big Diamond Rolls Into 2015 With “Drivers’ Favorite” American Racer Tires MINERSVILLE, PA - Following the 2014 season, DIRTcar and Big Diamond management have parted ways. The historic Minersville, PA facility will open its doors next spring as an unsanctioned race track. "It is unfortunate the way things ended with DIRTcar," stated track owner Jake Smulley. "We feel it is in the best interest of our fans and competitors to return to being independent. This is the first of many steps to correct and make the '15 season monumental." Following the DIRTcar decision to part ways with Big Diamond, speedway…

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New Egypt Speedway Fall Maintenance Completed – Additional Clay Added and Safety Nets Secured

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New Egypt Speedway Fall Maintenance Completed - Additional Clay Added and Safety Nets Secured New Egypt, NJ-- With the long winter quickly approaching, New Egypt Speedway has completed its annual fall maintenance ahead of what looks to be the first snow fall of the season. The track crew laid down several truck loads of new, filler clay that will have plenty of time to settle before the Saturday, March 21, 2015, Opening Night. “It was very important that we get the clay down before the long winter settled in,” said New Egypt Speedway owner Fred Vahlsing. “We added several loads…

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“Triple Crown Showdown” Ticket Sales Begin December 8

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: "TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN" TICKET SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 8 by Tommy Goudge (November 24, 2014) - Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are set to go on sale on Monday, December 8 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call…

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3 Way Title Fight Between Abreu, Bell, Hines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 24, 2014 DICK JORDAN 14-245 3-WAY TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN ABREU, BELL, HINES ON TAP THURSDAY IN "TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX; HAGEN, BELL & HINES SHARE "WESTERN WORLD" SPOTLIGHT Only 36 points separate the top-three drivers in USAC's Honda National Midget Series entering Thursday night's 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Combatants Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell and Tracy Hines all have significant objectives as they chase the championship going into the season finale. Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. is set to celebrate his second consecutive Honda USAC Western Midget crown at Perris. Abreu,…

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New Egypt Moves Forward with Wingless Self-Starting Sprint Series

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NEW EGYPT MOVES FORWARD WITH WINGLESS SELF-STARTING SPRINT SERIES NEW EGYPT, NJ – The big news during the offseason is the creation of the NEWS Sprint Series at New Egypt Speedway. The NorthEast Wingless Sprints are scheduled to run every other week at the Ocean County, NJ dirt track. NEW Sprints will run a sealed 602 crate motor and starter kit, and will mirror the rules set by Accord Speedway in New York.  Officials with the ¼ mile Ulster County bullring confirmed their commitment to the series in 2015, last month.  The sealed carbureted 602 crate motors run on alcohol…

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DIRTcar Stars Honored at 2014 Champions Banquet

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Contact: Julia Foy Promotions/PR Coordinator - DIRTcar NE 315.834.2299 | jfoy@dirtcar.com DIRTcar stars honored at 2014 Champions Banquet Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Mathieu Desjardins and Jocelyn Roy among drivers awarded championship trophies LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - November 23, 2014 - The brightest DIRTcar Racing stars of the Northeast region gathered at the Holiday Inn Saturday to receive championship awards and other accolades during the annual Champions Banquet. Big Block Modified star Billy Decker took home the championship trophy for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, finishing out the season with a mere six-point lead over Matt Sheppard after November's races…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Champions Honored at Awards Banquet

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Champions Honored At Awards Banquet By DINO OBERTO (NORTHAMPTON, PA 11-22-14) Divisional champions as well as title contenders gathered to celebrate the 2014 race season at Mahoning Valley Speedway during the track’s annual Awards Banquet held on Saturday evening at the Northampton Community Center in Northampton. The spacious hall was filled with guests who came out to honor the perspective champs while also enjoying a great and entertaining evening of reflection on another banner year under the direction of promoter Floyd Santee. Champions in all six track classes, which included Kris Graver in the Modifieds, Earl Paules…

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