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Matt Sheppard Victorious On ‘Super’ Night At Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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Matt Sheppard Victorious On ‘Super’ Night At Albany-Saratoga Speedway; 49 Modifieds Take Part In STSS Malta Debut Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – On Tuesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, both the turnout of big-block/small-block Modifieds and Matt Sheppard were “super.” Sheppard, the Waterloo, N.Y., star known as ‘Super Matt’ defeated a talented 49-car field to win the inaugural Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ at Albany-Saratoga, the first-ever ‘Great Race Place’ appearance by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP. Round No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region…

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RAVENA ROCKET FLIES TO VICTORY LANE

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RAVENA ROCKET FLIES TO VICTORY LANE Duell and Martin Have Photo Finish in Pro Stocks Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (August 11, 2017)- Bobby Hackel's misfortune was Keith Flach's fortune on Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Hackel, who lead from the initial green, slipped up and jumped the cushion in turn two with three laps to go. "The Ravena Rocket" Flach dove underneath him and motored away to his third career win at "The Great Race Place and first since 2013 in the 35-lap Modified feature. Peter Britten's 14th place…

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STAMPEDE COMING TO ALBANY-SARATOGA

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STAMPEDE COMING TO ALBANY-SARATOGA KOD Sportsman On Card Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (August 10, 2017) - Watch out race fans as "The Great Race Place" is about to get stampeded. "The Stampede at the Toga" will take place this Tuesday, August 15, as Brett Deyo's "Short Track Super Series fueled by VP" invades the historic Malta oval for the first time in series history. The Modifieds will run 50 green flag laps paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green. The event is being sponsored by Halmar…

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CRSA SPRINTS INVADE ALBANY-SARATOGA

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CRSA SPRINTS INVADE ALBANY-SARATOGA Meltz Lumber Street Stock Event on Card Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (August 9, 2017)- When the green flag drops on this Friday night's program at Albany-Saratoga Speedway the CRSA Sprints will be on hand for their first and only appearance of 2017 at “The Great Race Place.” In their lone appearance in 2016, Cory Sparks made his way to victory lane. Expect Sparks to be on hand to try and repeat the feat. Coming into Friday night's event Thomas Radivoy leads the point standings with three wins and…

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“STAMPEDE AT THE TOGA” HIGHLIGHTS MONTH OF AUGUST

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“STAMPEDE AT THE TOGA” HIGHLIGHTS MONTH OF AUGUST Short Track Super Series To Make Albany-Saratoga Debut Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York - Only a month and half of racing remain at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway but "The Great Race Place” is not going to let the month of August go quietly. The closest point battle is in the 4-Cylinder Dual Cam division where Steve Ryan and P.J. Bleau are tied atop the standings with 374 points each. Ben Grant sits just four points back. All other divisions find the point leader having a 20…

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HEARN REACHES 900; Duell and Martin Share Pro Stock Wins

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HEARN REACHES 900; Duell and Martin Share Pro Stock Wins Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York- (August 4, 2017) - Brett Hearn reached a career milestone Friday night at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Taking the lead on lap 26 of the 35-lap Modified feature when leaders Marc Johnson and Jessey Mueller came together in turns three and four allowed Hearn to drive to his third win of the season, second in a row and 131st of his storied career at “The Great Race Place.” In victory lane a jubilant Hearn said, " A…

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“Stampede” Coming To Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday, August 15

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“Stampede” Coming To Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday, August 15; Short Track Super Series Debuts At Malta Oval With $25,000-Plus Payout Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MALTA, NY – A “stampede” is coming to Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, August 15. This stampede comes in the form of big- and small-block Modified horsepower. In the inaugural visit by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP to Albany-Saratoga, Modifieds will battle 50 laps around the ‘Great Race Place’ for a posted purse of more than $25,000 - $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400…

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STAN DA MAN FRIDAY NIGHT AT MALTA

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STAN DA MAN FRIDAY NIGHT AT MALTA Special Night to Honor Stan DeVore Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (July 24, 2017)- When the racing program gets underway at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, July 28 there will most certainly be someone watching over from above. Stan DeVore, the father of track promoter Lyle DeVore and his sister, head of concessions Glenda DeVore will be smiling down upon “The Great Race Place.” Stan who passed away just after the conclusion of the 2016 race season was a big part of the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Stan was…

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HUGE NIGHT OF RACING ON TAP AT MALTA

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HUGE NIGHT OF RACING ON TAP AT MALTA DIRT Pro Stocks, Modifieds Headline Card Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (July,19, 2017)- A huge night of racing will take place on Friday night July 19, 2017 at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway when the headline division of the night is the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series event. Also slated for action is the $1,000 to win Sowle Trailer Repair Sportsman Series and for the Modified division it will be two 35-lap features. One is a makeup feature from the June 23 rain out that came just after…

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Short Track Super Series Stampede at ‘toga Sponsored By Recovery

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Short Track Super Series To Visit Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday, August 15; Recovery Sports Grill To Sponsor ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – The ‘518’ region of New York is home to some of the state’s most successful dirt Modified venues – namely, Albany-Saratoga Speedway. On Tuesday, August 15, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP makes its first-ever visit to the ‘Great Race Place’ for the highly anticipated ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ 50-lap main event. Albany-Saratoga’s racy four-tenths-mile layout will play host to Round No.…

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RONCA CAPTURES SUMMER SHOWDOWN $$$

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RONCA CAPTURES SUMMER SHOWDOWN $$$ Duell, Dumblewski Also Score Big Wins Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (July 14, 2017)- It has been over nine years since Don Ronca was in victory lane at Albany-Saratoga. That drought is over and he is $4,000 richer to boot. Using small block power Ronca took the lead on lap 9 of the 50-lap 'Sowle Trailer Repair/Advance Auto Parts Summer Showdown” Modified feature and never looked back. ` Ronca dedicated the win to his late brother Mike a former competitor at the track who passed away. “Everything we…

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BIG MONEY FOR EXTRA DISTANCE FEATURES AT A/S SUMMER SHOWDOWN

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BIG MONEY FOR EXTRA DISTANCE FEATURES AT SUMMER SHOWDOWN A Huge Night of Racing on Tap at Albany-Saratoga Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (July 11, 2017)- As “The Great Race Place” moves into the mid stages of July a huge night of racing will take place on Friday night, July 14. The “Summer Showdown” will feature 50-lap races for the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Sowle Trailer Repair will put extra money on the line with $4,000 going to the Modified feature winner, $3,000 for the Sportsman feature winner and $2,000 for…

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TREMONT TAKES ALBANY-SARATOGA

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TREMONT TAKES ALBANY-SARATOGA Poirier, Speed, Lawrence Among Winners Story By: Matt Keith/Albany Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (July, 7, 2017)- It has not been a season to write home about for 13-time Modified track champion Kenny Tremont. On Friday night Tremont finally put it all together, taking the lead on lap10 of the 35-lap feature and capturing his first win on the season and his 72nd career win at Albany-Saratoga. “It was nice to finally get a win. It has been a rough year,” said Tremont. Ronnie Johnson finished in second with Elmo Reckner, the early…

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MASSIVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT ALBANY-SARATOGA

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Featherfoot Warrior Pro Stocks And Military Night Press Release By: Matt Keith /Albany Saratoga Speedway Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / Racersguide.com Malta, New York -June, 29.2017 -    The month of June will close out at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, June 30 with a Massive Fireworks Display filling the skies over “The Great Race Place” celebrating Independence Day.  The fireworks will presented by Santore's World Famous Fireworks.  The evening will be sponsored by TrustCo Bank. TrustCo Bank began in 1902 in Schenectady, New York, and has been in business for 115 years.  They are your hometown bank with 145 locations…

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Tim McCreadie Steals the Spotlight at the Big Show

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Tim McCreadie Steals the Spotlight at the Big Show Watertown, NY Driver Takes the Lead From Larry Wight With 23 Laps to go Story By: Clayton Johns/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY - June 27, 2017 - Larry Wight took the lead from Stewart Friesen on a lap 74 restart, but Tim McCreadie pounded the cushion to go from fourth to the lead on lap 77. McCreadie then led the final 23 laps of Brett Hearn's Big Show 9 to claim the $10,000 winner's share at Albany-Saratoga on Tuesday night. It was McCreadie's first win since he…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA GEARING UP FOR “THE BIG SHOW 9”

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Star Studded Field Expected For The Annual Extravaganza Press Release By: MATT KEITH / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta, New York -June 15, 2017-   In less than two weeks the biggest event of the 2017 year will take place at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway.  Brett Hearn's “Big Show 9,” part of the Super DIRTcar NE Big Block Modified Series, will take to the historic Malta oval on Tuesday, June 27, presented by  Recovery Sports Grill, Halmar International, VP Fuels, Fox Shox, JMMB, and Cedar Peaks Enterprises In addition to the already star studded Modified field…

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RESERVED SEATS FOR THE BIG SHOW 9 ON SALE

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Entire Top Row Of The Stands And VIP Seating Available For Pre-Race Purchase Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / BIG SHOW 9 MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SUSSEX, NJ - June 13, 2017- Race fans wanting to insure preferred seating for the Tuesday, June 27 The Big Show 9 Super DIRTcar Modified Series 100 at Malta, New York’s Albany-Saratoga Speedway can now purchase reserved seat tickets as well as VIP seating. “We’ve had a great many requests from fans wanting to enjoy the pre-race Midway activities, but were afraid of losing the seats of their choice. So we’ve…

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SPONSORS ON BOARD FOR HEARN’S BIG SHOW 9

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Recovery Sports Grill, Halmar International, Fox Racing Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, Cedar Peaks, and JMMB back June 27 Super DIRTcar Modified Series 100-lap race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / THE BIG SHOW MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SUSSEX, NJ -June 5, 2017 -Recovery Sports Grill, a sports-themed restaurant chain with a local restaurant at 2537 State Route 9, Ballston Spa, New York, Halmar International, Fox Racing Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, Cedar Peaks, and JMMB have signed on as major sponsors of The Big Show 9, a midweek special racing program set for Tuesday, June…

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“BIG” MONTH OF JUNE AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY

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The Big Show, NYSSCA & KOD Highlight Busy Month Press Release By: MATT KEITH / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta, NY -June 2, 2017 - A “big” month of June is on tap at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway as the historic Malta oval tries to move on from a rainy first month and half of the season. It all kicks off on Friday, June 2, with the “New York State Stock Car Association Night,” The “Sowle Trailer Repair Sportsman Series,” and the “King of the Dirt Pro Stock Series.” Two days later on Sunday, June…

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$1,000 To Win “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest At The Big Show 9

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$1,000 To Win “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest At The Big Show 9 Super DIRTcar Modified Series 100-Lap $10,000-To-Win Championship Race Meet Story By: John Snyder/Big Show 9 Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (May 29)……..Let’s face it, not every fan likes the time trial format used to set the fields for the Super DIRTcar Modified Series qualifying races. Some of them even arrive late at the track just to avoid watching time trials. But what if you had the chance to win $1,000? Would you come to the track early enough to enter the unique “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest and perhaps go home…

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‘ Law Enforcement Night’ At The Great Race Place

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Albany Saratoga Speedway Honors ' Americas Finest '  Press Release By: MATT KEITH / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta, New York - May 18, 2017 - When the Albany-Saratoga Speedway swings open its gates on Friday, May 19, it will be “Law Enforcement Night” at the famed Malta oval.   All law enforcement officials will be admitted into the speedway, with proper identification, free of charge. “It’s a chance for us to give back and honor the men and women who protect and serve us all on a daily basis” said promotor Lyle DeVore.  “This…

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THE BIG SHOW 9 – A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS EVENT!

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Refreshments, Souvenirs, Driver Autographs, and “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest Part of the Pre-Race Activities Story By: JOHN SNYDER / THE BIG SHOW 9 MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SUSSEX, NJ. - May 15, 2017- ”The Big Show 9 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make this a memorable evening of high speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the competitors. We work hard to give everyone an enhanced motorsports experience” Spectator gates for The Big Show 9 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet…

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Hearn Continues Quest For 900th Victory

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HEARN MOTORS TO VICTORY AT ALBANY-SARATOGA Story By: MATT KEITH / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK BROWN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta, NY.- May 15, 2017 - With reserved tickets to “Big Show 9” going on sale on Monday, Brett Hearn put on a show of his own Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in the 35-lap Modified feature on “Hoosier Mama” night, thus securing himself a spot in the “Outlaw 200” at Fulton Speedway later this year. It was Matt Depew and Bobby Hackel IV on the front row taking Kenny Marshall's green flag with Hearn firing from position number…

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BIG SHOW IX JUNE 27, 2017 AT ALBANY SARATOGA

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Brett Hearn Promotion A Premiere Must See Race Of The Summer Press Release By: ROB HAZER / THE BIG SHOW IX MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sussex, NJ- May 10, 2017 – Brett Hearn’s Big Show has become the' must see show of the summer at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. It’s an action packed evening of ground pounding Big Block Modified action featuring a collection of the best drivers on dirt. Substance, pageantry, and prestige are just part of what makes this Super DIRTcar Series event one fans will flock to see on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the Great Race…

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RAIN WASHES OUT ALBANY-SARATOGA

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Mother Nature Scores for the Second Time Press Release By: MATT KEITH / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta, New York - May 5, 2017 - Mother Nature became the first repeat winner in the 2017 season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. An all-day rain forced track officials to postpone the night’s program until the following week. “Mother Nature has not been our side so far this season” said promoter Lyle DeVore. “We will just pick up and go for next Friday night.” The schedule for Friday May 12 will remain the same with this week’s “Outlaw…

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Friesen Wins Season Modified Opener at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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Pierson, Severance, Martin Among Opening Night Winners Story By: MATT KEITH / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Malta, NY - April 30,  2017-  The weather may have been warm Friday night for the  packed Albany-Saratoga house, but it was Friesen at the end of the 35-lap Modified feature--as in Stewart Friesen. Friesen, a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular, will call Albany- Saratoga home in 2017 when his schedule allows, took advantage of a heads up fifth place start and quickly motored to the front, holding off the challenges of defending track champion Marc Johnson,…

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BRETT HEARN READIES FOR THE 2017 RACING SEASON

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Hearn Says He’s Out To Win More Races And More Championships Story By: JOHN SNYDER / BH RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SUSSEX, NJ -March 26, 2017- With 894 career victories (889 feature races and 5 All-Star events) and 90 track and series point titles on his racing résumé, dirt track Modified champion Brett Hearn is gearing up for the 2017 Northeast racing season, his 43rd year of competition. And he’s off to a rousing start, winning the 40-lap finale at the DIRTcar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, combined with a top-ten finish in…

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Marc Johnson: No Longer The Underdog

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Marc Johnson Stunned the Dirt Modified World with His Title-Winning Season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway; Now He sits Poised to Do It Again Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- March 17, 2017- Simon Sinek once stated that champions are not the ones who always win races; they are the ones that go out there and try. And try harder the next time and even harder in their next attempt. Marc Johnson fits that statement perfectly. Though many see him as the ‘underdog,’ a venerable David versus Goliath persona, he has been close to…

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KING OF DIRT 358 MODIFIEDS LAND FAMILIAR TITLE SPONSOR

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Elmo’s Speed Supply Boosts Small Block Point Battle Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY- March 14, 2017 – Anticipation for the first ever King Of Dirt Small Block Modified tour is through the roof. Drivers from all over the Northeast are making plans to throw down for the crown. Thanks to Elmo’s Speed Supply in Ballston Lake, NY they’ll have a plentiful bounty for their eight-race effort. Father-son duo of Elmo and Chris Reckner have long supported dirt track racing throughout the Capital District. Their support includes the Northeast Crate…

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Wilder To Call The Great Race Place Home In 2017

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Wilder Returns To Action At "The Great Race Place" Press Release By: TOBY LAGRANGE / ALBANY SARATOGA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fort Plain, NY –March 7, 2017- The Albany-Saratoga Speedway is about to get a bit larger. The 2017 racing season will see the Wilder Racing Team; along with driver Jeremy Wilder call the fast, four tenths of a mile oval home on Friday nights. “We have a lot going on this year,” Wilder said. “We are returning to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway weekly with the family owned, Teo Chassis number 22J machine.” Wilder was quick to thank one his…

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