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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Breaks Through At New Smyrna

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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Notches  His First NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Victory Sunday Night at New Smyrna Speedway. Story By: NASCAR K&N SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. –February 20, 2017-  A year after coming up just short at New Smyrna Speedway, Ronnie Bassett Jr. walked away with the Jet Tools 150 Sunday night for his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory. In his 40th career start, Bassett led the final 42 laps – the first laps he’s led in the series – and out-distanced runner-up Zane Smith by 3.563 seconds to win.…

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Sheppard Strikes Late For Bubba Raceway Park Victory

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Sheppard Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Bubba Raceway Park  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, FL -February 20, 2017 - The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard took the lead on the final lap from Scott Bloomquist to win Sunday night's Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - presented by GEICO at Bubba Raceway Park. The exciting finish brought the packed grandstand to its feet as Sheppard charged from his 11th starting spot to take the win. Bloomquist finished in second, followed by Dennis Erb…

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

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Hoffman Dominates , Earns His Third Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 19, 2017 - For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday's rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday's matinee via the redraw after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but…

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Schatz Collects Volusia ‘Sunday Money’

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Reverses His Luck To Win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA/ WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERSVILLE, Fla. - February 19, 2017 - It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as…

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Chase Elliott Edges Dale Earnhardt Jr. For Daytona 500 Pole

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Carries On The Family Tradition Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The last driver to take a lap in the second and final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Elliott covered the distance in 46.663 seconds (192.872 mph) to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by .002 seconds. The pole was the…

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Daytona Sunday Notebook

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Does Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona DNF Spell Trouble For Hendrick Drivers? Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES /NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Mr. Hendrick, we have a problem. Twice during Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Johnson spun without provocation off Turn 4. The first time, on Lap 17, he took out the No. 41 Ford of Kurt Busch. The second time, Johnson nosed into the inside wall near the entrance to pit road crashed out of the 75-lap exhibition race. Forget that Johnson failed to finish the Clash…

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Logano Brings Ford Back To Daytona Victory Lane

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Opportunistic Logano Claims Victory in Wild Clash at Daytona Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM & GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017 - When Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided in Turn 2 on the final lap of Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano was there to seize the moment. Charging to the outside and grabbing the lead near the entry to the Superstretch at the 2.5-mile speedway, Logano took the checkered flag 1.121 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch, who beat third-place finisher Alex…

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Madden On A Mission At Screven Winter Freeze VII

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Chris Madden Claims Night Two of Winter Freeze VII for WoO Late Models Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SYLVANIA, GA –February 19, 2017-  The second night of Winter Freeze VII had everyone in the crowd sitting on their edge of their seats for all 50-laps of the Craftsman Club Feature. For 45 of the 50-laps tonight for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event at Screven Motor Speedway, Tyler Erb held on to the lead despite Billy Moyer Jr.’s effort to pass him on multiple restarts. Although…

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Eckert Kicks Off WoO Late Model Season With Screven Victory

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Rick Eckert Opens Curtain on 2017 Season  Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sylvania, Ga. – February 18, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series season opener at Screven Motorsports Complex was stacked with 44 Late Model drivers from around the country, but that didn’t pose a threat to Rick Eckert as he was able to lead all 40-laps of the Feature. All eyes might have been set on Eckert leading the pack during the Feature but there was a lot happening throughout the field. Before the…

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Bloomquist Out Duels Richards For East Bay Victory

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Bloomquist Holds On to Win at East Bay Raceway Park   Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 18, 2017 - Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Scott Bloomquist held off series newcomer Josh Richards to win the Friday night edition of the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. It was Bloomquist's eighth career win at the 3/8-mile oval and the 78th of his career in LOLMDS competition. Bloomquist took the lead…

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Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

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Smith Looks To Re-Bound From Tough Start To The Season Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, Fla. -February 18, 2017-  It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. “We got faster every night,”…

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McCreadie Charges To East Bay Winternationals Checkers

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McCreadie Charges To Thursday Night Wrisco Winternationals Victory  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 17, 2017 - Tim McCreadie came from the 18th starting spot to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals main event on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. McCreadie drove the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis to the lead around Don O'Neal on lap 24 using the top-side of the race track. He led the rest of the way to earn the victory.…

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David Gravel Grabs A Gator

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017- For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz…

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Ruhlman Outduels Schrader For UMP DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 17, 2017 - Brian Ruhlman devised a perfect plot and forced Ken Schrader from his preferred line as he engineered a pass in the outside groove with two laps to go for his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night. After passing Schrader, the Clarklake, Mich. driver took the checkered flag by over two seconds for his second career Volusia win, extending his point lead in the…

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Sheppard Continues Opening Night Performance

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Sheppard Takes Opening Night at Wrisco Industries Winternationals Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 14, 2017- Defending Dirt Track World Champion, Brandon Sheppard picked up his first career East Bay Raceway Park victory on Monday night during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Sheppard - who started fourth on the grid - drove the Mark Richards Racing, Valvoline, Rocket Chassis' House Car to the win after taking the lead on the fifth lap. Trailing Sheppard across the finish…

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‘Kid Rocket’ Scores Super Bowl Finale at Golden Isles

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Richards Grabs Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing Finale  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LM SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / LUCAS LM SERIES PHOTO WAYNESVILLE, GA -February 12, 2017  - In his first career-season competing full-time on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Josh Richards won Saturday Night's Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire finale at Golden Isles Speedway. Richards took the lead on lap three and never looked back. The victory marks his 13th career LOLMDS victory, and his first win after having joined the Best Performance Motorsports Team last November.…

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Kerry Madsen Stops Schatz Sweep at Bubba Raceway Park

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star Winter Nationals Finale in Ocala, Florida Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM OCALA, FL - February 12, 2017 - In front of a near-standing room only turnout, “The Madman” Kerry Madsen ended all possibility for a “Schatz Sweep” during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park; driving around the Fargo, North Dakota, native with just six laps remaining to solidify his place on top of the feature podium. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first podium finish of the Winter…

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Overton Grabs First Career Lucas Oil Victory at Golden Isles

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Kicks Off  2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Season With First Career Victory Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LM SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON/ LUCAS LM SERIES PHOTO WAYNESVILLE, GA -February 11, 2017-  The Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing - Presented by General Tire kicked off the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway. When race leader Billy Moyer Jr. left the main event with 13 laps to go, Overton inherited the top spot and went on to win his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series…

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Donny Schatz Doubles Up in Ocala Against Arctic Cat All Stars

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Scores Night Two of Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER /ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM OCALA, FL - February 11, 2017 - For the second time in as many days, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Ocala, Florida; scoring night two of the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 25, overtaking the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with an aggressive slide…

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Schatz Breaks The Ice At Bubbas Opener

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Donny Schatz Wins Wild Arctic Cat All Star Season Opener at Bubba Raceway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER /ALL SPRINT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM OCALA, FL. -February 10, 2017 - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz survived a wild ending on Thursday evening at Bubba Raceway Park; advancing two positions during the last two circuits, each while battling nearly nose-to-tail in heavy lapped traffic, to clinch the season’s first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, advanced six positions during 30 non-stop laps…

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Cadillac Scores Epic Rolex 24 At Daytona Win with Taylors, Gordon, Angelelli

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Cadillac Scores Rolex 24 Victory With Dominating Performance Story & Photos By: ISMA WEATHER TECH SERIES MEDIA Daytona Beach Fla.- January 30, 2017- A long 24 hours, made even longer by 12 hours of cold temperatures, steady rain and 21 caution flags – though not even close to a record, actually – combined to make the night hours of the most prestigious sports car race in North America miserable for drivers and crew. But the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona was one of the most exciting, and certainly most important endurance races in recent memory. And those…

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Ganassi Racing Returns The Ford GT to Daytona Victory Lane

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The Ford GT Found Victory Lane During the Rolex 24 on Sunday Afternoon. Story & Photos By: ISMA SERIES MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- January 30, 2017- A year after the competitive debut of the Ford GT at the Rolex 24 at Daytona Int’l Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing brought the Ford GT back to Daytona determined to find victory lane. On Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., it was mission accomplished. Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand and Sebastien Bourdais piloted the No. 66 Ford GT to victory in the GT Le Mans class Sunday, putting the cherry on top of the first year of…

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Mercer Raceway Track Champions Honored

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Mercer Raceway Park Celebrates 2016 Season and Awards Championships Story By: LOU LONG / MERCER RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mercer, PA - January 30, 2017-   Over 230 members of the racing family from Mercer Raceway Park gathered Saturday night at the Normandy Banquet Hall of the Hickory V.F.W. to celebrate the 2015 season  and to honor the track's biggest achievers. Taking the top honors were seven divisional champions. In addition, two special awards were conferred on second generation racers. Jack Sodeman, Jr., from North Jackson, OH celebrated his third track championship in the 410 Sprint…

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Rudolph Rules at Atlantic City

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ERICK RUDOLPH WINS THIRD GAMBLER’S CLASSIC IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL, RYAN FLORES IS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES CHAMPION Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -January 29, 2017 . . . Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., staved off a furious last lap challenge off the final turn by Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., and won the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Gambler's Classic 40-lap feature by a razor thin margin inside historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night. “I wasn't sure about it, to be honest,”…

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Bonsignore, Christopher, Zeiner and Isles Punch Tickets To Gamblers Classic

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BONSIGNORE FASTEST IN TIME TRAILS AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GAMBLERS CLASSIC EDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM  ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -  January 28, 2017 . . . Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles hit Big Casino Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by winning the four 20-lap A-Main TQ Midget Qualifiers that were the highlight of Friday’s program of Indoor Auto Racing.  Their wins guaranteed each a starting spot in Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic 40-lap headliner which offers a $5,000 first place prize. Bonsignore and Christopher were the winners of the first…

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Teams Tune-Up For Atlantic City Gamblers Classic

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RYAN FLORES, TED CHRISTOPHER AND JUSTIN BONSIGNORE TOPS CHARTS IN BOARDWALK HALL THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR PRACTICE; OVER 120 TEAMS TAKE PART IN OPTIONAL SESSION Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMMONS PROMOTIONS MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -January 27, 2017. . . With nothing at stake except the right to proclaim supremacy in practice, Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., outran fifty (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets to post fastest time of 8.018 seconds in Thursday night practice. More than half of the expected 90 TQ Midget teams participated in the optional four-and-a-half-hour session that also…

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Sheppard Strikes First At Bubba’s Winter Nationals

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It’s All Brandon Sheppard In Bubba Opener Race Report By: BUBBA RACEWAY PARK MEDIA Photos By: TRACE.COM OCALA, Fla. —January 27, 2017- Brandon Sheppard got his Bubba Army Winter Nationals weekend started in great fashion by picking up the victory on night one at Bubba Raceway Park. Sheppard piloted the No.17 Sallack Well Service-sponsored Rocket Chassis to a 1.256-second victory over second-place finisher Kyle Bronson. Jamie Perry crossed the stripe in third, ahead of Hall of Famer Ronnie Johnson in the CVR Race Cars house car and Mike Pegher Jr. Sheppard led the race wire to wire, as he was able…

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Barbosa Puts Cadillac On Pole For Rolex 24

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Joao Barbosa Will Start From The Pole When The Rolex 24 Takes The Green Flag Saturday afternoon. Story & Photos By: ISMA SERIES MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –January 27, 2017-  Joao Barbosa captured the pole on Thursday for the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona Int’l Speedway, showcasing one of the new Cadillac DPi Prototypes that are racing for the first time this week. Barbosa, a resident of nearby Ormond Beach, Fla., had a fast lap of 1 minute, 36.903 seconds (132.2 mph) in the No. 5 entry on the 3.56-mile DIS road course to lead both overall and Prototype class…

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Bell Rings In Chili Bowl Nationals Driller

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Christopher Bell Wins The 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: BRYAN HULBERT /CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: FRANK SMITH / TOYOTA RACING     TULSA, Okla. January 15, 2017-  In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Twenty-two years later, the Golden Driller has made its way home as Norman, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell made his mark in the history books as the champion of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Earning the victory for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell's win puts Keith with…

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Justin Grant Unstoppable On 2017 Chili Bowl Vacuworx Qualifying Night

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One Tuesday, And Another on Friday, Justin Grant Became The Second Clauson-Marshall Racing Driver to Make The Cut for Saturday at the Chili Bowl Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: PATRICK GRANT / TOMMY HEIN RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. -January 14, 2017- The final day of qualifying for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was one filled with emotion as California's Justin Grant found Victory Lane for the first time in Preliminary Night competition; and did it in a Clauson-Marshall mount one year after Bryan Clauson took his final checkered…

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Pierce Takes Shootout Round Four Checkers

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Pierce Back on Top in Wild West Shootout Round Four! Story By: LONNIE WHEATLEY /WILD WEST SHOOTOUT MEDIA Photos By: MIKE RUEFER PHOTO SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ –January 14, 2017-  Friday the Thirteenth did little to scare Bobby Pierce as he made a quick return to victory lane at Arizona Speedway to capture his third Super Late Model triumph through four round of 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts competition. And Pierce wasn’t the only driver to make it three wins in four tries, as Ricky Thornton, Jr., matched his pace in the USRA…

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Berryhill Rocks To Victory in Chili Bowl Qualifier

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Travis Berryhill Comes Up Aces In Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM  TULSA, Okla. –January 12, 2017-  Adding to the list of first time winners at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, California’s Travis Berryhill solidified his spot in Saturday’s championship feature event with a win in Wednesday’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. The 42nd different preliminary night winner in Chili Bowl history, Berryhill was chased to the line by fellow Californians,…

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Tyler Courtney Shines In 2017 Chili Bowl Opener

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Tyler Courtney Pilots Clauson-Marshall #7BC to Chili Bowl Opening Night Victory Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. -January 11, 2017- Indiana’s Tyler Courtney spent his morning unveiling the new #Driven2SaveLives program in honor of Bryan Clauson, and spent his evening driving like him as the pilot of the Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7BC raced to his first preliminary A-Feature win in Chili Bowl competition, and in doing so, locks into his first Chili Bowl Championship feature event. While the win was a very emotional one for the entire Clauson-Marshall racing…

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Larson “Park’s It” In VIROC IX Victory Lane

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Larson Collects $6,363.63 Payday In VIROC IX Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. –January 11, 2017-  In the first year of a new winner’s payout to honor the late Bryan Clauson, one of the former Chili Bowl champion’s closest friends and greatest rivals took home the $6,363.63 check for winning Tuesday night’s Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions. After pulling the pole position in the blind pill draw earlier in the night, former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson led the ninth running of the…

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Bobby Pierce Goes Back To Back In Arizona

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Scores Second Straight Wild West Shootout Victory Story By: LONNIE WHEATLEY / WILD WEST SHOOTOUT MEDIA Photos By: MIKE RUEFER / WILD WEST SHOOTOUT PHOTO QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. —January 9, 2017-  Bobby Pierce picked off his second win in as many rounds of 11th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts action by racing to victory lane in Sunday night’s 30-lap dirt late model feature at the Arizona Speedway. After wiring the field in Saturday night’s opener, Pierce had to work for Sunday’s $5,000 score, taking command on a lap-15 restart and leading the rest of…

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Pierce Shoots Down The Field on Opening Night in Arizona

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Pierce Owns Wild West Shootout Opener Story By: LONNIE WHEATLEY / WILD WEST SHOOTOUT MEDIA Photos By: MIKE RUEFER / WILD WEST SHOOTOUT PHOTO SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ – January 8, 2017-Bobby Pierce made the most of his first career Arizona start by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s opening leg of the 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile Arizona Speedway near Phoenix. The “Smooth Operator” from Oakwood, IL, gunned into the lead at the outset of the Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport main event…

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Bell Rings Opening Day Of 32nd Tulsa Shootout

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Christopher Bell Took One of 29 Outlaw Non-Wing Heat Race Victories During Day One of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout. Story By: BRYAN HULBERT/ TULSA SHOOTOUT MEDIA Photos By: TEE JAY CRAWFORD TULSA, Okla. —December 29, 2016- Following a full day of hot laps for all competitors, the 32nd running of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout got underway Wednesday, with 29 heat races for the Outlaw Non-Wing division. In all, 228 drivers drew in for competition in Outlaw Non-Wing of the 236 that registered. By the numbers, drivers from a dozen states grabbed wins, with Oklahoma drivers leading at 11 thus…

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Scott Bloomquist Does It In The Dome To Bank $20,000 Indoor Racing Prize

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Scott Bloomquist Banked $20,000 for Winning Saturday's Inaugural Gateway Dirt Nationals Story By: GATEWAY DIRT NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: RICK NEFF / DTD ST. LOUIS  MO.- December 18, 2016-Scott Bloomquist did it in the Dome Saturday night. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion started on the pole and turned in a dominant performance to bank the $20,000 top prize in the inaugural Gateway Dirt Nationals inside the Dome at America’s Center. Seven caution flags slowed the pace on the tight indoor dirt track, but Bloomquist was up to the challenge on restart after restart to hold back Don…

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Sunshine Rules Junior Knepper 55

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Tyler Courtney Rules Junior Knepper 55 As 47 midgets invade Southern Illinois Center Story By: RICJIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: NEIL CAVANAH / USAC PHOTO DUQUOIN, Ill. —December 18, 2016-  Tyler Courtney was impressive in winning Saturday night’s Junior Knepper 55 USAC Midget Series feature at the Southern Illinois Center. Courtney led the first lap aboard his Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7bc, but gave up the point to NASCAR veteran Justin Allgaier, who led the next six laps. Courtney moved back to the point on lap eight of the indoor bullring and led the remainder of the 55-lap…

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Junior Knepper 55 Draws Racers From 18 States

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18 States Represented At Junior Knepper 55 Story By: RICHIE MURRAY /USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES INDIANAPOLIS  IND.- December 17, 2016- Saturday’s Junior Knepper 55 not only represents one of the final events of the racing season, it also represents an opportunity for drivers from diverse racing backgrounds to converge on one facility – DuQuoin’s Southern Illinois Center – to test their abilities against each other on the sixth-mile indoor venue. With much of the nation’s racing schedules clear this weekend, drivers from coast-to-coast will suit up and strap in for a one-off, no-holds-barred challenge in which drivers…

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Shannon Babb Takes Thrilling Gateway Checkers

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Shannon Babb Goes Indoors To End Winless Drought Story By: GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: RICK NEFF / DTD ST. LOUIS, Mo. –December 17, 2016- Shannon Babb made sure he didn’t go winless during the 2016 season by picking up a victory during the inaugural Gateway Dirt Nationals inside The Dome at America’s Center on Friday night. Scott Bloomquist started from the pole and led the first 22 laps of the 25-lap event on the fifth-mile oval, but found himself being chased by Darrell Lanigan and Babb throughout the event. Lanigan was on the outside of Bloomquist on the 23rd lap…

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Rudolph Rolls to Battle of Trenton Victory

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RUDOLPH WINS BATTLE OF TRENTON INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET FEATURE; CO-FEATURE FOR SLINGSHOT RACERS IS CLAIMED BY ANTHONY RAISNER Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMONS PROMOTIONS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY MEEKS / RACERSUIDE.COM TRENTON, NJ  December 11,2016 - Erick Rudolph passed Jimmy Blewett for the lead on the sixth lap of the 40-lap feature and raced on to victory Saturday night in the Battle of Trenton Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) TQ Midget feature at Sun National Bank Center. “We come to these races with the best car Mark Lafler car build and set it up the best way he knows…

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RUDOLPH, CHRISTOPHER AND FLORES TAKE NIGHT ONE BATTLE OF TRENTON TRIPLE TWENTIES

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CALE ROSS WINS CHAMP KART MAIN EVENT; TQ MIDGET MAIN EVENT AND SLINGSHOT RACES SET FOR TONIGHT Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMONS PROMOTIONS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY MEEKS / RACERSGUIDE.COM TRENTON, NJ -December 10, 2016 -Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., and New Jersey native Ryan Flores, who lives in Cornelius, N.C., shared the glory on Night One of the fourth annual Battle of Trenton Indoor Auto Racing program. Each of the trio won a 20-lap Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature in the first events of the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled By VP…

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The Song Remains The Same; Perrego Takes Gobbler Victory

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New Ride, Winning Result: Anthony Perrego Wins ‘Gobbler’ Modified Event Worth $5,400 For Superior Remodeling Team; Other Winners Include Joey Bruning (Sportsman); Kyle Welsch (Street Stock); Justin Mills (Slingshot) & Patrick Bleau (Enduro) Story By: BRETT DEYO / BD MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM ACCORD, NY –December 4, 2016-  Armed with a new opportunity, Anthony Perrego closed out the 2016 Northeast dirt-track season in victorious fashion Saturday at Accord Speedway. In a rare December dirt-track event, the Montgomery, N.Y., driver dominated the ‘Gobbler’ big-block/small-block Modified special at Accord Speedway, collecting $5,400 for his efforts. Perrego was driving…

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Larson Lights Up Turkey Night Field

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LARSON CARVES UP TURKEY NIGHT WIN #2; THORSON TASTES FIRST USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RICH FORMAN /USAC PHOTO VENTURA, CA –November 25, 2016-  On the rare occasion that Kyle Larson gets the chance to take the wheel of a midget these days, he certainly makes each opportunity count. On Thursday night in the centerpiece of the USAC National and Western States Midget calendar, Larson cooked up one of his patented performances, holding off a furious late-race rally from early leader Brady Bacon to win his second career “Turkey Night Grand…

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Brady Bacon Sets Pace In TNGP Drills

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Brady Shows The Way As 53 Cars Practice at Ventura Raceway Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photo By: JEREMY RHOADS  VENTURA, Calif. —November 24, 2016- Brady Bacon recorded the fastest time of the 53 drivers on hand in Wednesday night’s USAC National and Western States Midget practice at Ventura Raceway. The Broken Arrow, Okla., driver was the fastest in two of the three sessions held on the one-fifth-mile oval in preparation for Thursday night’s 76th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. His time of 12.115 seconds in the first session held up as the top speed on…

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Jimmie Johnson Makes History, Scores Record Tying 7th Championship

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Jimmie Johnson Wins at Homestead to Claim Record-Tying Seventh Title Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR Homestead, Fla. –November 21, 2016- Call him Seven-Time.....Jimmie Johnson joined NASCAR’s most exclusive club on Sunday, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, putting the driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on par with icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. “You’re a good man, you’re a great champion, and now you’re a seven-time champion,” crew chief Chad Knaus radioed to Johnson, who grabbed the lead…

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Sunday Homestead-Miami Notebook

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CREW CHIEF CHAD KNAUS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF JIMMIE JOHNSON’S RECORD-TYING EFFORT Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. –November 21, 2016-  All Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus wanted was another shot, and when Dylan Lupton hit the Turn 2 wall on Lap 252 to bring out the fifth caution of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, Knaus clenched his fist in anticipation. At the time, Johnson was running sixth, trailing the three Championship 4 drivers—Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards—he needed to beat to claim a record-tying seventh…

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Brady Bacon Collects Second USAC Title

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Brady Bacon Captured his Second USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Championship. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF INDIANAPOLIS IND.- November 21, 2016 -For the second time in the last three seasons, Brady Bacon has been crowned as USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion. Following a runner-up finish at Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway in May, the 26-year-old Broken Arrow, Okla., driver took a point lead he would not relinquish, eventually building his advantage in the standings to 314 by season’s end. The 314-point margin between Bacon and second-place Stockon was the largest…

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Johnny Sauter Claims NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Title

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William Byron Gets Record Seventh Win Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICCE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. –November 19, 2016-  Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship with a third-place finish in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leaving race winner William Byron to consider what might have been. As Byron and Tyler Reddick battled for the lead, Sauter passed Championship 4 contender Matt Crafton for third-place on Lap 119 of 134 at the 1.5-mile track. Sauter then pulled away to claim the championship as Crafton faded to seventh in…

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