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Kevin Thomas Parts Ways With LaHaise Team

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Kevin Thomas Jr Will Now 'Wing It' For The Remainder Of 2017 Story By: JUSTIN SNYDER / PA POSSE RACING MEDIA Photos By: DB3 IMAGING Cullman Al.- March 23, 2017- In the world of racing, you are often only as good as your last results on the track. For Kevin Thomas Jr., that meant he was feeling quite confident after picking up his first career winged sprint car victory March 13 at Arizona Speedway against the Lucas Oil ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Dirt Series in only his 19th career winged sprint car start. Only 4 races into a planned 80-plus…

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE APRIL 2ND! Story By: Richie Murrray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The largest car count for the "Sumar Classic" in nearly two decades is expected for the USAC Silver Crown season opener Sunday, April 2 at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. Thirty-three drivers and cars are on the list of expected competitors for this year's 100-lap showdown on the famed half-mile dirt oval. The list includes some of the most decorated racers in USAC history as well as one of the strongest fields seen in several seasons. USAC Triple…

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Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo

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Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo Speedway; Advance tickets now available Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 21, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, set to battle head-to-head with some of the nation’s most talented open wheel competitors, one of which will be three-time NASCAR Cup champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions - Tony Stewart. This will be Stewart’s…

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Kyle Larson Returns to Placerville Speedway

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KyleLarson Returns to Placerville Speedway Brad Sweet Presents Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown Presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Riebes Auto Parts, a mid-week special. Story By: Troy Hennig/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PLACERVILLE, CA - March, 21, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Cars will compete in a special mid-week show on Wednesday March 29 when series driver Brad Sweet puts on the Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Riebes Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway. During it fans from the Golden State will have a special treat, as…

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Abreu Looks For More Stockton Glory

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Rutherford, California's Rico Abreu looks for more Stockton glory at the FVP Western Spring Shootout March 24 & 25 Story By: GARY THOMAS /WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM STOCKTON, CA - March 20, 2017 - In the brief history of the Stockton Dirt Track no driver has taken the checkered flag more than Rutherford's Rico Abreu, who will look to add more at the FVP Western Spring Shootout this Friday & Saturday March 24 & 25. In his career Abreu has captured five victories with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, including the FVP…

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ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL PARTNERS WITH MID-ATLANTIC SPRINTS SERIES AS HEADLINE SPONSOR

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ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL PARTNERS WITH MID-ATLANTIC SPRINTS SERIES AS HEADLINE SPONSOR Story By: ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER/MASS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ - In addition to the growing list of sponsors partnering with the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Engler Machine & Tool has signed on as the series headline title sponsor for 2017. Engler will be providing the series with a BRAND NEW 2 3/16 injection system, worth $3,800 dollars, for MASS to raffle off at the end of the season, as well as six-hundred dollars worth of gift certificates to be given away at three Engler sponsored events…

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DOUBLE-D’ DANNY DIETRICH ENTERS USAC NON-WING EASTERN STORM

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USAC EASTERN STORM SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13 Story By: BOB MILLER / TOTH EASTERN STORM MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA - MARCH 20, 2017 – 410 Sprint Car ace, Danny Dietrich has thrown his name into the hat of local competitors that will ‘Chase the Storm’ when the USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Championship Eastern Storm rolls into town for a week of ultra-exciting racing action, beginning on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway. Dietrich will strap into the Tom Buch-owned/APEX/DKW Transport No. 13 machine for action at Grandview Speedway (June 13),…

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Schatz Shows Late Race Magic For Thunderbolt Score

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Donny Schatz charges from third to first in closing laps to win sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature in eight races Story By; COLBY GORNIEWICZ / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Tulare, CA - March 20, 2017 - Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz found more late-race magic on Saturday night getting around Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman with just a few laps left en route to his sixth victory of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season. The triumph for Schatz was his first at the Thunderbowl Raceway…

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Hafertepe Breaks Out The Broom At Devils Bowl

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Hafertepe Perfect At The Lucas Oil Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RICKY GARCIA / ASCS PHOTO MESQUITE, Texas - March 20, 2017-  Sam Hafertepe, Jr. proved unstoppable at the 44th annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals as the Hwy. 79 Collision/Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h sailed to his second victory in as many nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Having to bounce back from an inauspicious start that saw Sam slip back to sixth from a third starting spot, the point was held…

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Fox Shocks Continues Lucky Giveaway Program With ESS

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Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016 Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY – March 19, 2017- Mike Walton from Fastline Performance in conjunction with Fox Shocks has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since the 2013 awards banquet. Fox Shocks is one of the most popular shocks in northeast modified racing and is rapidly growing in the sprint car industry as well. In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped…

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Gravel Powers To Thunderbolt Victory

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David Gravel Gets By Shane Stewart Late To Claim First World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Win Of Season. Story By: GARY THOMAS / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Tulare CA.- March 19, 2017- After scoring his first Thunderbowl Raceway World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last season Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel returned on Friday night and made it back-to-back, earning his first series victory of 2017. Gravel stalked race-long leader Shane Stewart as the laps wound down and made a beautiful power move to the outside with just a few circuits remaining…

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Hafertept Wires Devils Bowl Opener

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Hafertepe Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals Opener Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PATRICK GRANT / RACERSGUIDE.COM MESQUITE, Texas -March 19, 2017- Picking up seemingly where he left off in 2016, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. led start to finish to pick up his first win of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in the series opener at the 44th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals. "I don't know how good we really were. I thought I heard him [Henderson] behind me a few times but it…

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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017

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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the 61-year history of the United States Auto Club, repeating as a national series champion has proven to be one of the ultimate litmus tests of determining the greats in the sport. Though, certainly not unprecedented in the history of the series, the list of drivers who have repeated as a USAC National Midget is chock full of drivers who defined their eras. In 2017, Tanner Thorson has an opportunity to take a big step toward joining…

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Herrera Aiming For First ASCS Title

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Johnny Herrera Chases ASCS Championship Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: SERENA DALHAMER / RACERSGUIDE.COM BROKEN ARROW, Okla. —March 16, 2017-  Johnny Herrera is aiming to win his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship following six straight seasons of close calls. Herrera finished second in the standings last season for the third time during that span. He also has a third-place result and two fourth-place finishes dating back to the 2011 season. “We’ve been close,” he said. “Last year we had some DNFs and you can’t have those if you’re going to win a championship.…

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ESS Loyalty Program Returns for Third Consecutive Season.

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Adds Two More Starting Positions to Each A-Main.    Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   SYRACUSE, NY – March 15, 2017- The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is entering its 35th season of producing some of the very best winged sprint car action in the northeastern United States and Canada. For the first time in the club’s history the qualifying field has been upped to 24 A-Main starters in each full point event. In another exciting announcement is the Loyalty Program will now…

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Harli White Focused Heading To ASCS Tour Opener

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White Focused on Consistency as She Enters First Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Press Release By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDE LINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF LINDSAY, Okla. -March 15, 2017 – Harli White will embark upon her first career season chasing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend when the series kicks off its campaign at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. White and the premier 360ci winged sprint car series head to the oval in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday for the 44th annual Spring Nationals. “I love Devil’s Bowl,” she said. “It’s one of my…

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Clauson-Marshall Sets USAC Midget Roster

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Clauson-Marshall Racing Names Driver Line-up For USAC Championship Run Press Release By: CLAUSON-MARSHALL RACING MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF NOBLESVILLE, Ind. –March 15, 2017-  Clauson-Marshall Racing officials have named Tyler Courtney, Shane Golobic and Justin Grant as the three drivers that will chase the USAC National Midget Series championship for the team. Courtney and Grant both picked off preliminary feature wins at this January’s Chili Bowl Nationals and all three finished among the top 15 in the finale. The USAC National Midget Series season begins with the second annual Shamrock Classic at DuQuoin’s Southern Illinois Center on Saturday night.…

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Hafertepe Leads ASCS National Tour To Season Opener

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Sam Hafertepe Jr. Will Lead The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Into Devil's Bowl Speedway This Weekend. Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: SERENA DALLHAMER / ASCS SERIES PHOTO TULSA, Okla. –March 14, 2017-  Sam Hafertepe Jr. will lead the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network into opening weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44th running of the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals. A favorite destination for many on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the Devil’s Bowl is…

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Sammy Swindell Back In The Saddle This Weekend

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Sammy Swindell Will Begin His Sprint Car Season This Weekend At Devil's Bowl Speedway In Texas. Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDE LINE MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM GERMANTOWN, Tenn. –March 14, 2017-  Sammy Swindell has a five-decade winning streak at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, where he will kick off his sprint car season this weekend at the 44th annual Spring Nationals. Swindell will drive for A.G. Rains this Friday and Saturday at the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event in Mesquite, Texas, where he has won main events in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. “We…

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THE ULTIMATE DOUBLEHEADER RETURNS TO NEW EGYPT TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 25

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THE “JERSEY RUSH” 410 SPRINT & MODIFIED ULTIMATE DOUBLEHEADER RETURNS TO NEW EGYPT TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 25 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ – The ultimate doubleheader will return to the New Egypt Speedway when the “Jersey Rush VII”, presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings returns to New Jersey on Tuesday night, July 25. This always popular event will carry a Wednesday night, July 26 rain date. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a pre-race Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter…

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Schatz Slips by to Win at Vegas

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Schatz Slips by to Win at Vegas Rico Abreu battles his way from the back to finish on the podium Story By: Brenden Capria/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com LAS VEGAS - March 9, 2017 - As the sun sank below The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday night, a cool breeze drifted through a near-capacity crowd. Specifically on the half-mile course, the intense crosswinds from the track were the product of 42 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series winged-sprints. The No. 15 Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing car of Donny Schatz was the fastest in the field, taking the first night of…

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Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars Return For 2017 Season At New Egypt Speedway

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Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars Return For 2017 Season At New Egypt Speedway Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The rapidly growing Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars will again call New Egypt Speedway home again in 2017. After running exhibitions in 2015, 2016 was the first “official” season that these cars hit the racetrack. The highlight of the season was when the series was the support division for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Tour when they visited New Egypt Speedway last June. In 2016 22 different drivers competed in the Northeast Wingless Sprint…

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Dietrich Shoots For Three In A Row This Weekends

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Danny Dietrich Will Enter Three Events In Two Days Including Williams Grove Opener Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / FULLY INJECTED MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Gettysburg  Pa. - March 8, 2017 – After cold temperatures devastated any chance for a victory at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on back-to-back weekends, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will move forward and transfer his attention toward a trio of events in two days, beginning with a Central Pennsylvania doubleheader on Saturday, March 11, comprised of events at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. The Central Pennsylvania doubleheader, a feat which Dietr ich accomplished in…

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Sides Seeks for the Up-Side at Vegas

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Sides Seeks for the Up-Side at Vegas Will try for his first career series win at the fast-action half-mile Story By: Brenden Capria/WoO Sprint Cars Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - March 6, 2017 - Though they are vastly different in entertainment, there is a distinct similarity between the alluring Las Vegas, Nev. strip and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway less than 20 miles down the road. For "Double Down" Jason Sides, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series FVP Outlaw Showdown is a matter of defeating the odds for the ever-coveted $10,000 jackpot. Since…

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Williams Grove Kicks Off 2017 Season On Sunday

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Williams Grove Opens Sunday, March 12 With Sprints Only Late Models get chance to practice Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mechanicsburg Pa.- March 6, 2017- Williams Grove Speedway is set to open the 2017 racing season with a rare Sunday afternoon opener featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars, this Sunday, March 12 at 2 pm. The 410 sprints will race in a 25-lap feature paying $3,600 to win on Sunday afternoon The super late models are on the program for  PRACTICE ONLY on Sunday. Once a staple on the Williams Grove…

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10th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES ENJOYS RECORD BREAKING OPENING

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161 Cars Fill Phillipsburg Mall, Legendary Racing Stars Honor Tighe Scott and Lew Boyd. Press Release By: STEVE PADOS / DIRT TRACK HEROS SHOW MEDIA Photos By: KRISTEN SNYDER / RACERSGUIDE.COM Phillipsburg NJ. - March 6, 2017- The Quaker Steak and Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare and enthusiasm as racing fans flocked to the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday to listen to great racing stories and meet a panel of legendary racing stars who came out to chat about their racing exploits and to honor racers "The Pride of Pen Argyl" Tighe Scott and…

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ESS Racers Get Lucky With Briggs & Stratton Support

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Briggs & Stratton Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016 Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS MEDIA Photos By: RACESGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY – March 6, 2017- Briggs & Stratton did its maiden voyage as a part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints during the banquet of 2016. With more than 100 years of experience, Briggs & Stratton is trusted by millions of people around the globe and backed by the largest service network in the industry. We are the world’s largest…

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Schatz Sweeps the Show at LoneStar

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Sheldon Haudenschild Records First Podium Finish In Rookie Season Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF KILGORE, Tex. - March 5, 2017 - There is a crater wrapped around turns one and two of LoneStar Speedway - now a reinvented third-mile dirt course. Shortened from a 3/8-mile oval since the last time the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series visited there in 2010, the "Greatest Show on Dirt" competed on the equally as fast bullring Friday night for the first time at the new length. Wheel-to-wheel with 23 other cars, Donny Schatz avoided…

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DIRTcar Racing Membership Required for All Sanctioned Events

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All Division Drivers Must Have A DIRTcar License To Participate And Receive Benefits Press Release By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - March 3, 2017 - Starting with the first events of 2017, any participants of a DIRTcar-sanctioned event will be required to hold a DIRTcar Racing membership. Any division without a 100 percent membership participation will be at risk of violating the sanction agreement and suspension of the sanction by DIRTcar Racing. A one-week temporary membership (for the traveling racer) will be accepted provided the driver completes the full application. However,…

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Empire Super Sprints Heading To The Expo

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For 31 Years, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Part of Motorsports Expo!    Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS/ ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM   SYRACUSE, NY – March 3, 2017- The 31st Annual Motorsports Expo held in Syracuse at the New York State Fairgrounds officially kicks off the racing season in Upstate NY. For each and every event held, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) has been a proud attendee. The Center of Progress building will be filled with hundreds of cars and dozens of booths.  ESS will once again have a very big…

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A Dream Kick Starts A Racing Adventure

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Following a Dream Story By: DIANE Smith / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM Kunkletown Pa. - March 1, 2017-In a rural area at the base of the Pocono Mountains near Kunkletown PA., is where dirt track racer Macy Litchauer of Litchauer Motorsports calls home. Macy's racing career started with a dream in 2012 which was sparked by being a spectator at a local Quarter Midget race track. At age 10, she had her quarter midget racing debut in the 2013 season with the support of her family,sponsors, and friends. In addition to racing quarter midgets, she also participated…

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Flemington Speedway Historical Society Display To Highlight Open Cockpit Cars and Drivers

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Open Cockpit Cars and Drivers Highlight Flemington Speedway Historical Society Display at Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Press Release By: DIANE TRACY/ FLEMINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Photos By: ACE LANE JR. / RACCERSGUIDE.COM Phillipsburg, NJ - March 1, 2017- Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS) will once again provide an anchor display at Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. For the tenth consecutive year, Phillipsburg Mall, Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, NJ is the venue for the week long extravaganza. It opens Sunday, March 5 and closes Saturday, March 11. More than 18 race cars will be part…

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Almost Show Time For Dirt Track Heroes Event

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ASSOCIATE SPONSORS JOIN FORCES WITH 10TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW MARCH 5-11 Story By: BOB MILLER / DIRT TRACK HEROS SHOW MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Phillipsburg NJ.- March 1, 2017- The clock is ticking and the event staff of the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to work feverishly in preparing for another great event as it all comes together when the past, present and future of auto racing roll in to Phillipsburg, New Jersey. While there is still some finishing touches to be added the show, The…

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ESS Series Names New Sponsor For Event Quailifiers

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Car Mate Trailers Becomes Title Sponsor for all Heat Race Qualifiers with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY – March 1, 2017- One of the longest running sponsors with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is back for the 2017 season continuing a tradition of over a decade. Car Mate Trailers from Leeper, Pa. is the official heat race sponsor with each winner of the ten lap qualifying event taking home a cash bonus. A firm commitment to quality, craftsmanship, customer service, dealer support…

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ASCS Southwest Region Kicks Off At Canyon Speedway

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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region Opens at Canyon Speedway Park Press Release By: BRYAN HULBERT /ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM  TULSA, Okla.- March 1, 2017- Set for their 10th year of action across the Deserts of the American Southwest, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region fires off this Saturday, March 4 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the "March Meltdown". The series 22nd event at the one-third mile Arizona oval, defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, has dominated the win column with six to his name. In 21 feature events, 13 drivers have at least…

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Sprint Car Racing Morns The Loss Of Ralph Capitani

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Sprint Car Racing Visionary Promoter Ralph Capitani Passes Press Release By: CHRISTINE CORDOVA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - February 28, 2017 - The World of Outlaws extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ralph Capitani. Capitani was instrumental in growing the sport of Sprint Car racing, and more significantly, in the overall growth and development of the legendary Knoxville Nationals. "Ralph was a visionary promoter in  the Sprint Car racing world," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "I enjoyed the opportunities I had to learn while working with…

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Woodhull Raceway Welcome Sprint Car Invaders

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Sprint Cars Of All Types Fill Four Woodhull Dates For 2017 Story By: STEVE OVENS / WOODHULL RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Woodhull, N.Y.- February 28, 2017– In the first of what will be several schedule announcements made this week, Woodhull Raceway is proud to announce that the Patriot Sprint Tour, CRSA 305 Sprint Tour and the popular 270 Micro Sprint Reunion will return for the 2017 race season on the High Banks. The Patriot Sprint Tour, at the controls of Mike Emhof, will make two traditional stops to ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’ with one date in May…

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INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR SET FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS

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NON-WING SERIES TO DEBUT IN 2018 WITH $20,000+ CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUND PRESENTED BY BONNELL'S ROD SHOP Story By: MIKE LEONE / SWEENEY RUSH SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF Pulaski, PA- February 28, 2017- The recently announced new Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will hold an informational seminar this Saturday, March 4 at noon at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center at 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116.  Gatherings is located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422.  The seminar is open to the general public and is free of charge. …

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Port Royal Speedway Readies For Season Opener

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Port Royal Practices March 4 & 9, Season Opener Is March 11 Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PORT ROYAL, Pa. –February 27, 2017-  Port Royal Speedway is prepped and ready to begin the 2017 racing season with a pair of upcoming practice sessions on March 4 and 9 before the Season Opener is staged on Saturday, March 11 at 5 pm. Practice on March 4 runs from 1 – 4 pm while the March 9 session takes place from 6 – 9 pm. Both practices are open to any division…

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Schuerberg Spins Then Wins To Winter Dirt Games Victory

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SCHUERENBERG ESCAPES TO VICTORY LANE IN WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII FINALE Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Ocala, Florida - February 26, 2017- A seventh-place starting position and a 360 degree spin at the midway point was not enough to deter Hunter Schuerenberg on the path to a “Winter Dirt Games VIII” victory Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park. The 27-year-old Sikeston, Missouri native steadily moved his way toward the front of the field throughout the 30-lap event before surging into the lead with seven laps remaining to collect his first USAC…

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Dietrich Victory Worth The Wait

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DANNY DIETRICH WAITS OUT STORM DELAY, NURSES MOTOR TO CLAIM “ICEBREAKER 30” SEASON OPENER Story By: WAYNE HARPER / LINCOLN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM ABBOTTSTOWN, PA -February 26, 2017 – Fans saw it all at Lincoln Speedway Saturday. They were greeted with cloudy skies and temperatures exceeding 70 degrees at the outset, cleared the stands when a tornado warning was issued at 2:20 p.m., waited out a four-hour, forty-minute rain and hail storm delay, returned to the stands to a 20-degree temperature drop, and then withstood heavy winds to see Danny Dietrich score his 32nd career win and…

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Smith Doubles Up For King of The 360’s Crown

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Mark Smith is Once Again The King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 26, 2017- For the second time, Pennsylvania's Mark Smith ended his weekend at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park as the King of the 360's with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. While Smith gave chase early on, the race on the start saw outside pole starter, Shawn Donath, taking the early advantage over Travis Rilat. Slowed on Lap 3, Rilat was not to be counted out as the No. 29 stole…

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Grant Guns Down The Field At Bubba’s

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GRANT THE TOP GUN ON NIGHT ONE OF WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII Story By: RICHIE MURRAY – USAC MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Ocala, Florida.- February 25, 2017- Justin Grant’s most recent visit to Bubba Raceway Park prior to Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship 2017 season-opener ended in heartbreak. One year later, despite late-race contact that nearly spelled disaster for the Ione, California native, the 26-year-old Grant swiftly exorcised those demons to capture night one of “Winter Dirt Games VIII.” Since joining forces last August, Grant and the Sam McGhee Motorsports team have been stellar…

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McCarl Masters The Field At East Bay Raceway

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Terry McCarl Stands Tall On Night 2 of the King of the 360's with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. -February 25, 2017- The second night of competition at East Bay Raceway Park's King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial ended with the defending champion in Victory Lane as Iowa's Terry McCarl mastered the low line to claim the win with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. Robbie Stillwaggon from the pole out dueled the No. 24 of Terry McCarl on the start. With…

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Smith Is 360 Outlaw King At East Bay Raceway Opener

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Mark Smith Takes King of the 360's Opener With ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 24, 2017- The 2017 edition of the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial saw a familiar face in Victory Lane as Pennsylvania's Mark Smith rocketed to victory aboard the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1 with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. Giving chase from the sixth starting spot, Smith would have to ride as it was the Shoptheboss.com No. 29 of…

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Stevie Smith Hanging Up His Helmet

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Stevie Smith Calls It A Career Story By: STEVIE SMITH / RACING MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF BROKEN ARROW, Okla. —February 23, 2017-  Veteran sprint car driver Stevie Smith has retired after 31 years in the sport. Smith, 50, made the announcement on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. Smith, who was born in Pennsylvania, and is the son of popular racing driver Steve Smith, first made a name for himself on the Central Pennsylvania scene before racing many seasons with the World of Outlaws. Smith, who has raced only part time in recent years, made the decision primarily…

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Simpson Race Products Continues Support For ESS Series

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Simpson Race Products Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016   Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By:   SYRACUSE, NY – February 22, 2017- One of the leaders in motorsports safety is Simpson Race Products. The company based in New Braunfels, Texas has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception.  Each year Simpson provides a top of the line helmet as part of the program as well as many door prizes for the annual awards banquet which includes their popular first aid kits. Simpson Performance…

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Three Is Company: Schatz Charges to Win

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Gravel Awarded The Coveted 'Big Gator' Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 20, 2017 - Donny Schatz etched his name into DIRTcar Nationals history Sunday, winning both the afternoon and night show at Volusia Speedway Park. The trip down victory lane gave Schatz 17 career wins at the half-mile, and he captured three of the five sprint shows in the 12-day event. With the victory, Schatz joined Jeff Swindell and Sammy Swindell as the only Outlaws to win multiple series races in one day. Jeff Swindell first accomplished…

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Update: Volusia Speedway DIRTcar Nationals

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Volusia Speedway Makes Changes to Spectator Area Press Release By: CHRISTINA CORDOVA / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, Fla. —February 20, 2017-  Volusia Speedway Park and DIRTcar officials have responded after three spectators were injured when a sprint car flew over the turn-two fence at the half-mile dirt track during Sunday night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature. Officials confirmed Monday afternoon that in addition to repairing the catch fence that was damaged on Sunday, the pit area closest to the racing surface in turn two will be closed to all competitors, participants and…

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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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