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Bridgeport Speedway Doug Hoffman Memorial Notebook

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Bridgeport Speedway Doug Hoffman Memorial Notebook - By: Pete MacDonald   I made a last second decision to attend Bridgeport Speedway's Doug Hoffman Memorial on Easter Sunday, I figured while both dirt tracks in New Jersey are running on Saturday and Sunday might as well support them. 26 Modifieds, 17 Sportsman, and 10 Street Stocks were in the pit area on a gorgeous Easter Sunday afternoon. I really thought with it being a Race of Champions event more modifieds would have showed up but after all it was Easter. Jimmy Horton was seen walking around the pit area without a…

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New Egypt Speedway Opening Night Notebook

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New Egypt Speedway Opening Night Notebook By: Pete MacDonald 32- 358 Modifieds, 26 Crate Modifieds, 10 Street Stocks, and 6 Rookie Sportsman filled the pits on Saturday. Tommy Farrell took a wild spill going end over end in turn one, on lap one of the Modified feature. He would be able walk to the ambulance. Delaware invader Brad Trice didn't look too bad in only his second ever NES start. He redrew the outside pole and remained in the top five until a late race skirmish relegated him to a ninth place finish. Speaking of Trice, it was nice to…

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Josh Wood Makes A Return To Stafford Motor Speedway’s Late Model Division

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Josh Wood Makes A Return To Stafford Motor Speedway's Late Model Division By Matthew Wiernasz Josh Wood will make a return to the Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway. His father Don Wood will run a part time schedule in the Late Model division. He will be racing for Bobby Peterson whose brother Jim ran in the Late Model division at Stafford for many years.  " I am racing for Bobby his older brother. I learned a lot from him especially moving up to Late Models from spectating. How he drives the track and following him in my first…

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Meet Mike Perrotte

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By Dom Peck From turning Airborne Speedway into a booming success to becoming the Northeast DIRTcar Director of Series and Sanctioning, Mike Perrotte knows a thing or two when it comes to racing. This Plattsburg, N.Y. native's knowledge of racing will be capitalized on this year by DIRTcar. Perrotte began his promoting career at Airborne Speedway when Tom Curley proposed leasing the track. Curley, George Huttig (Perrotte's car owner since 1986), and Mike ran the track from 2005-2006. Racerguide.com talked with Perrotte via phone to learn a little bit more about the man leading the DIRTcar Modified tour this year.…

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To Race “Weather or Not”

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Article Exclusively Written by RacersGuide.com's Jim Murdoch. POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ-“Ladies and gentleman, all is right in the world again,” the phrase coined by popular Lincoln Speedway announcer Wayne Harper usually signals the beginning to the outdoor racing season in the Northeast just as sprint cars line up behind a dozen or so push trucks, still usually covered in the winter salt and reminders. Those words, typically spoken on the third Saturday in February, waited until March 15th this year, due to the record setting Winter of 2015.  Lincoln’s notoriously early starting date usually runs off without a hitch, but…

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Eight For Eight, The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Are Off To An Excellent Start For 2015

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Eight For Eight, The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Are Off To An Excellent Start For 2015. By: Pete MacDonald   Eight different winner's in eight different races, that's how the World of Outlaws Sprint Car season has started as of last Saturday night in Tulare, CA, the first time that this has happened  since 1995 when Steve Kinser took a stab at NASCAR racing (yes it's been that long). What may even be more astonishing is the fact that the last four WoO races have been won by non-outlaw regulars, I can't even remember the last time that happened.…

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Stafford Motor Speedway Preview: Geoff Boisjoile

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Stafford Motor Speedway Preview: Geoff Boisjoile By: Matthew Wiernasz Geoff Boisjoile out of Easthampton, MA will make a return to the SK Light division this season at Stafford Motor Speedway. Boisjoile is unsure if he will run the full season at Stafford Motor Speedway. He is hoping to run the full season at Stafford Motor Speedway. It will all depend on how the budget is. He may run the Lite Modified race on Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and see how things go from there. Boisjoile would like to get some wins this season as he has come…

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Kurt Busch: From Suspension To Redemption In One Week’s Time

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Kurt Busch: From Suspension To Redemption In One Week's Time - By: Pete MacDonald Exactly seven days ago from right now, Kurt Busch was still on an indefinite suspension by NASCAR and in their "road to recovery" program, due to the allegations of domestic abuse towards his now ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Kurt would be reinstated for competition last Wednesday, but is on probation for the remainder of the season and will continue to participate in a treatment program where full compliance with any judicial requirements that are placed upon him. For the first time since joining Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch's nickname…

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Stafford Motor Speedway Preview: Frank L’ Etoile Jr.

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By: Matthew Wiernasz Frank L'Etoile, JR will return to defend his tittle in the DARE Stock Division at Stafford Motor Speedway this season. L'Etoile, JR got 2 wins last season and would win the championship by 34 points over runner up Johnny Walker.  L'Etoile, JR will also head to the Kart Track at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York and run in the Flathead mod division.  He finished second in the points in his rookie season at the Kart Track at Levanon Valley Speedway and is hoping to be a championship contender at both Stafford Motor Speedway and Lebanon Valley…

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Good NEWS! There Is Finally A Cheaper Sprint Car Concept In The Northeast

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Good NEWS! There Is Finally A Cheaper Sprint Car Concept In The Northeast - By: Pete MacDonald   If you were at the PPB Motorsports 2015 Expo in Oaks, Pennsylvania back in January, odds are you walked by, stopped, or at least looked at one of the two NEWS Sprint Cars that were in attendance. For those asking what NEWS is, it stands for North East Wingless Sprint Cars which are to be run at the Accord Speedway in New York and New Egypt Speedway located in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey . "With a high end competitive 305…

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STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY PREVIEW: CORY CASAGRANDE

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By Matthew Wiernasz Stafford Springs, CT- Cory Casagrande will return to the Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway this season to run for the championship.  Casagrande's brother Kyle will also race in the Late Model division. " I believe both my brother and I will be contenders when it comes down to it at the end of the year." Casagrande Said Adam Gray has won back to back Late Model championships the last two seasons.  Woody Pitkat and Ryan Posocco also won championships in the Late Model division at Stafford in the past. " I feel like every couple…

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10 Questions with 2014 NEMA Lite Champion Ryan Krachun

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10 Questions with Ryan Krachun - By: Pete MacDonald It's very rare when someone is a major touring series champion at the age of 15, but that is what Ryan Krachun accomplished last season winning the North Eastern Midget Association (NEMA) Lites  title. Ryan is also starting to dabble in some Asphalt Late Model racing down south with the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and is the youngest driver ever to be approved to race a Dirt Modified in the State of New Jersey. I recently had a chance to sit down and do a 10 Questions segment with Ryan…

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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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10 Questions With 2014 New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Champion Johnny Cornell

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By: Pete MacDonald If you could win a championship in any form of racing, would you want to want to be the underdog going into the final points night, only to come out on top in the end? That's what Johnny Cornell did at New Egypt Speedway this past season, going into the final points night 16 points behind points leader Bob Lineman Jr., after Lineman encountered some bad luck, and Cornell going on to win the race even after contact with a lapped car would become the 2014 New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Champion. I recently had a chance to…

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Risk Vs Reward; Is Sell On Saturday Worth Missing Sunday?

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By: Pete MacDonald Something happened this past Saturday that has been building up for many years and unfortunately happened on our biggest stage of the year. On Lap 111 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Daytona Kyle Busch and Erik Jones made contact bunching the field up staring a chain reaction that caused a multi-car pileup sending Kyle Busch into the infield wall head on. Busch would  be in obvious pain which we later found out was a compound fracture of the right leg and a broken bone in his left foot, his return to racing is indefinite right…

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Jeff Gordon Sits on the Pole, Crashes, and Finishes 33rd; But is Still Smiling?

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By: Pete MacDonald Jeff Gordon had one of the fastest cars down here during Speedweek’s at Daytona International Speedway after sitting on the pole for his final Daytona 500; it seemed that everything surrounded the 4-Time Sprint Cup Champion this week. Gordon would run up front early and often in The Great American race leading 87 of the 200 scheduled laps. Gordon would be involved with the final caution of the even that also ended the Daytona 500 when Austin Dillon made contact with the Left-Rear of Gordon triggering a multi car incident down the backstretch on the final lap…

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Joey Logano Takes Down Daytona 500

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By: Pete MacDonald Middletown, CT’s Joey Logano won the 57th Annual Daytona 500 under caution on Sunday over a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and all but punched his ticket to the 2015 NASCAR Chase to the Cup. The final caution occurred when Austin Dillon made contact with Pole-Sitter Jeff Gordon coming off of Turn 2 triggering a multi car incident as the field headed down the backstretch on a Green-White-Checkered after the 51 of Justin Allgaier blew up and crashed in the Tri-Oval with just three laps to go. It was the second win in the Super…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven By: Brooklyn Kennedy   -What an ending to a great week of racing at Volusia Speedway. Saturday night was by far the most entertaining night of racing of the week. There was the most action in both the Late Models and Modifieds then there had been to date. But it was also Championship Night so there should have been.   -The Late Model feature was just an outstanding feature event. To watch Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens going at it for the lead for the majority of the race was…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Six

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A Trip To Bubba Raceway By: Brooklyn Kennedy     -I was really looking forward to my first trip to Bubba Raceway especially with them running the USAC Wingless Sprints. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.   -USAC had a strong showing of cars at 32 and the way the show was run was a slap in the face to a national touring division. There seemed to be no organization between the push trucks and track officials. The amount of time it took to push the cars off and proceed from one event to the next was…

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Hendrick Motorsports Duel Double Up, Danica vs. Denny, and Ryan Blaney Make Thursday Night Interesting In Daytona

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By: Pete MacDonald The fact of the matter is this, if you drive a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet down at Daytona International Speedway this weeks, odds are that you’re fast.  Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson sat on the front row this past Sunday during qualifying. After Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson swept the Budweiser Duels last night, Hendrick cars now start 1-2-3 for this Sunday’s Daytona 500.  “I’m so glad to be able to get through tonight in one piece cause I know this car is that good”, said Earnhardt Jr. in Victory Lane Thursday night after winning duel number…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Five

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

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Four

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

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Stafford Motor Speedway 2015 Sneak Peak

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By: Matthew Wiernasz Stafford Motor Speedway kick off their 2015 season with the 44th annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on the weekend of April 26th featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as their race will be 200 laps. There will also be the SK Modifieds, Late Models, SK Lights, Limited Late Models, DARE Stocks, U.S. Legends Cars, and the Mr. Rooter Truck Series. Bobby Santos will look for his third win in a row in the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler. It will also be the first of four appearances for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. They will visit…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Two

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  By: Brooklyn Kennedy   -After night one of the Late Models at Volusia, I have a new found appreciation for them. They were fast and inches away from the inside wall all night long. The speeds were incredible and they put on a great show.   -Donny Schatz stayed at Volusia after the World of Outlaw Sprints left for home, to race his Late Model. Night one for Schatz was a huge disappointment as he ran back of the pack all night long and failed to qualify. After looking like he had a handle on the Late Model at…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day One

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By: Brooklyn Kennedy -It was nice to see Kasey Kahne in the pits at Volusia Speedway. The hands on presence of the team owner certainly played into the success of Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman during the weekend. -Daryn Pittman looks to be the early championship favorite picking up a win and the overall Nationals championship, although it will be a dogfight between him and Donny Schatz to the end with Brad Sweet playing the dark horse. -I think this will be the first of many feature wins during the season for Brad Sweet. His rebound to take the lead…

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Bowyer Goes Off, Black Helicopters And A Four-Time Champion Comes Out On Top Sunday In Daytona

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By: Pete MacDonald Photo Credit: NASCAR/Getty Images It seems that just about everybody except Jeff Gordon bashed NASCAR for the group qualifying sessions on Sunday. People forget that it was changed to draw more interest into qualifying and the fact of the matter is this, we all tuned in so who is the fool in all of this? I like Michael Waltrip's idea for group qualifying on the plate tracks, Practice Friday, Your practice times line up Heat Races for Saturday, Qualify 1-36 through the Heats and fill in 37-43 with provisional's. NASCAR has always said they didn't utilize heat…

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Money Beats Talent

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-By: Pete MacDonald I've been saying this for a while now, maybe this has been the case for a long time now, maybe I'm noticing it more than ever, but it's really bothering me more and more. How ridiculous is it that how far you go in this sport depends on how much money you can bring to the table. Maybe this is one of the reasons that the sport is suffering, the product is watered down between drivers that can legitimately  drive and kids that are just rich looking for a way to become a race car driver. Long…

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Gamblers Classic Notebook

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by Pete MacDonald According to the draw sheets 101 TQ Midgets, 75 Slingshots and 75 Champ Karts entered the weekend’s activities at Boardwalk Hall. Erick Rudolph won the tie-breaker (wins) between him and Ryan Flores for the Overall Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Series. Ryan Preece took one of the hardest hits I've ever seen indoors on Thursday night during practice when he hopped a wheel entering turn three and went head on into the concrete barrier. Preece would be ok but it would end his Atlantic City weekend early for the second time in three tries. NASCAR Whelen Modified…

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Prediction Time: Nascar Edition

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Prediction Time: NASCAR Edition - By: Pete MacDonald Call it whatever or however you want, Kyle Larson will contend for the 2015 Sprint Cup Championship. As long as he can win a race, and we all know that its coming very soon he will go far in the 2015 Chase, just based off of his 2014 Chase alone where he scored more points than any other driver during the final ten races. Carl Edwards will struggle with his transfer over to Joe Gibbs Racing. People can say what they want about when Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, and Kevin Harvick all…

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Prediction Time: Sprint Car Edition

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by Pete MacDonald - I truly have a feeling while Donny Schatz will win his 7th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title in 2015, BUT, deep down I think Brad Sweet now that he has a full season under his belt will be a title contender, along with Paul McMahan in the Chad and Jenn Clemens 51. The Renegade Sprint Car Series will win the "Battle of Ohio" between themselves and the All Star Circuit of Champions. In fact, I'll really be surprised if the ASCoC will make it through 2015. California will continue to replace Pennsylvania as…

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Mount Rushmore

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by: Pete MacDonald Mount Rushmore seems to be one of the most popular topics on Internet message boards for the last year or so. No, not the mountain in South Dakota with the four founding fathers of our country imbedded in the side of it, but who in the sport of Auto Racing would be on a it if there indeed was one. So over the weekend I put some thought into it. If there were to be a Mount Rushmore of Dirt Racers who would be on it? I came up with these four drivers who by far have…

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Battle of Trenton Notebook

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Battle of Trenton Notebook - By: Pete MacDonald •It's always nice to see drivers from all forms of racing take part in the indoor shows. You had everything from Dirt Modified, Asphalt Modified, Super Modified, Sprint Car, Midget and Micro Sprint drivers compete throughout the weekend. •Erick Rudolph seemed to have one of, if not the fastest car in the Sun National Bank Center during the weekend after winning on Friday. Rudolph would suffer an electrical problem on Saturday ending his night early. •Was neat to see NASCAR Sprint Cup crew member Ryan Flores come up from North Carolina to…

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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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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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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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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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10 Questions with Adam LaCicero

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10 Questions with Adam LaCicero by Pete MacDonald If I were to tell you what Adam LaCicero does for a living away from the race track it, may surprise you. But when he's not at the wheel of his #27 Troyer Asphalt Modified, Adam is a Lavalette, NJ Police Officer. When Hurricane Sandy came through in October of 2012, Adam worked countless hours around the clock assuring many people's safety. His brother Christian's Modified actually ended up with flood damage due to the storm. Adam who started his career out in the early 2000's driving a Street Stock owned by…

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NASCAR Hits Homerun with Chase Format

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NASCAR Hits Homerun with Chase Format Are you entertained? That's what I was thinking yesterday as I watched the latter stages of the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman ran one-two-three, while Joey Logano tried to hustle back after a late race pit stop error. People can say what they want about not crowning a champion based off an entire season but the drivers knew what the rules were going into this season. How can you not give NASCAR an A+ for effort for this past season. From the racing in general to…

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2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Notebook

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2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Notebook by Pete MacDonald Season of not winning: It's just seems weird that guys like Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, and Greg Biffle who have won multiple races in seasons, past failed to win a race this past season. Rookie Sensation: Kyle Larson picked up the win in the battle for Rookie of the Year over Austin Dillon. Smoke Has Risen: It was really cool to see Tony Stewart win the Championship as a car owner after the season that he has had both personally and professionally. No-Win Newman: In a season that…

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Tradition: What Turkey Derby Means

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Tradition: What Turkey Derby Means by Pete MacDonald Forty one years ago, Thanksgiving for many people that live in the Northeast was changed forever. Wall Stadium's Jennie Nicol decided she wanted to give her drivers one last race before heading into the long off season. At that moment Turkey Derby was created and has been run on the Friday, Saturday and now Sunday following Thanksgiving every year since, even despite the 2008 season when the Speedway laid dormant up until Turkey Derby. If you walked around the pit area this past Saturday and asked anybody there what Turkey Derby meant…

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World Finals Notebook

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World Finals Notebook by Pete McDonald Donny Schatz impressed the hell out of a lot of people over the weekend not only by coming from the rear on Lap 8 of Saturday's World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature to ultimately finish fourth, but in his Late Model as well. Schatz qualified for the A-Main both nights against the best in the business in a type of car he only runs four or five times a year and scored a career best finish of ninth on Saturday night. Was awesome to see Brian Brown finally get his first career World of…

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Stands Packed at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for World Finals

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Stands Packed at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for World Finals Videographer Gary Silverman is capturing all the action at the World Finals at Charlotte. Another huge crowd has packed the joint for the best in dirt track racing! The World Finals features the World of Outlaws Sprints, World of Outlaws Super Late Models and DIRT Modifieds. The Racers Guide staff will be posting tons of pictures and stories!

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An Intern’s Take on New Egypt Speedway

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Saturday Night’s Alright for Racing: The Dirt on what it Takes to Manage a Racetrack By: Bill Romba Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the biggest attractions in the Monmouth County area and it’s located on County Road 537. However, there is another destination for people in the area to spend time with their families and friends just up the road from the popular theme park. If you drive past Great Adventure, make a left turn onto County Road 539 and drive a few minutes, and you will see a large open field on your left. Located in front…

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10 Questions with 358 Modified Driver Danny Bouc

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  If you were to look up the Point Standings from New Egypt Speedway this past season you would find that Danny Bouc finished 10th in the season long standings. But what you wouldn't find is how his season fell into place. After taking the 2013 season off due to funding and securing a ride for the 2014 season just a few short weeks before the season was scheduled to start he found himself on the outside looking in again after him and his car owner parted ways, Danny was able to put something together at the eleventh hour to…

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Would a “Chase” for the Championship Work at the Short Track Level?

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I’m sure many of you, like me, have been glued to you television screens for the last month and a half waiting to see who the next driver(s) to be eliminated from contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase For The Cup will be. Do you think that type of championship elimination scenario would work at your local short track? I came up with a few pros and cons to why I think this could or couldn’t work. Pros: It would certainly intensify the on-track product as drivers would have to race harder as the latter stages of the championship…

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New Wingless Sprint Division NEWS Can Use Already Sealed Motors

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New Wingless Sprint Division NEWS Can Use Already Sealed Motors Pan Conversion Legal with Tech Official Present   New Egypt, NJ--                       The newly formed NEWS wingless sprint division is making an already economical class even more so. Drivers who already have a New Egypt Speedway or Accord Speedway sealed 602 crate engine can convert their pan with a tech official present that will be legal to run in the division. As the rules for the NEWS division state, a driver can convert the pan of their previously sealed New Egypt or Accord 602 crate motor while a technical representative from…

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2014 Proved the Future of Sprint Car Racing is in Good Hands

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When the 2014 Sprint Car season kicked off down in Florida everyone knew that Steve Kinser would be retiring as a full-time Sprint Car driver delivering some sort of blow to the fan base of the Sprint Car community. Since then Sammy Swindell has also hung his helmet dealing another blow to the Sprint Car community. Fast forward 9 months and those fans that were looking for a new hero to follow may have found what they are looking for. While no one will ever be able to compare to King Kinser or Slammin' Sammy’s record book careers, the future…

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The World Finals – Why This Needs to be on any Race Fans Bucket List

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The World Finals - Why This Needs To Be On Any Race Fans Bucket List Every race fan has a bucket list of races they want to attend in their lifetime. I constantly add to mine as the years progress, but there is one race if I had to make sure I get to each and every year, it's The World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaw Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, it truly is the…

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