Sprint Cars & Midgets

COURTNEY CONQUERS KOKOMO FOR SMACKDOWN VI VICTORY

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COURTNEY CONQUERS KOKOMO FOR SMACKDOWN VI VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray /USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana.........Rarely does an event truly live up to its moniker, but Saturday night's "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" was an apt description of how the final laps and post-race theatrics unfolded Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway. Tyler Courtney utilized a slider to grab the lead from race-long leader Tyler Thomas on the final green-white-checkered restart to win his second USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the quarter-mile in as many nights. Such as it was the night prior when he flipped in…

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Last corner pass secures $10,000 for Dave Blaney during Open Wheel Championships

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Last corner pass secures $10,000 for Dave Blaney during Open Wheel Championships Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 27, 2017) - Utilizing a last corner pass to secure his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney scored the Open Wheel Championships finale victory on Saturday night at the Atomic (OH) Speedway high banks, driving under race leader, Chad Kemenah, at the exit of turn four for a $10,000 payday. Blaney, pilot of the familiar Mohawk Northeast/Motter Equipment/Beltline Body Shop/No. 71M, started from outside-pole position and raced…

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WITH KAHNE IN ATTENDANCE, PITTMAN SCORES 2ND WIN OF SEASON AT BMP

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WITH KAHNE IN ATTENDANCE, PITTMAN SCORES 2ND WIN OF SEASON AT BMP Stewart and Schatz complete podium as Series heads to Washington Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff BILLINGS, Mont. - August 26, 2017 - With the boss, Kasey Kahne, in attendance, Daryn Pittman powered his way from his fourth starting spot to win his second Feature of the season Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park. Pittman slid Donny Schatz for second before taking the lead from Shane Stewart on lap nine. Stewart and Schatz completed the podium. Stewart got the early jump on the field while Pittman…

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SUNNY SIDE UP; COURTNEY CAPTURES NIGHT 2 OF “SMACKDOWN” AT KOKOMO

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SUNNY SIDE UP; COURTNEY CAPTURES NIGHT 2 OF "SMACKDOWN" AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana.........Sprint Car racing is chock full of ups and downs. Sometimes you're in victory lane and sometimes you end up on your head. Tyler Courtney experienced both of these extremes Friday at Kokomo Speedway, recovering from a hard flip during qualifying before returning to action after several other teams pitched in to make repairs. With a lap 10 pass of Hunter Schuerenberg, Courtney persevered to win "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" Night 2 at the…

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Abreu takes Open Wheel Championships prelim at Atomic Speedway

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Rico Abreu takes Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway Open Wheel Championships continues Saturday with 10K-to-win finale Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 25, 2017) - Withstanding persistent pressure from his summer landlord, “Smoke” Tony Stewart, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane on Friday evening at Atomic Speedway, capturing the Open Wheel Championships preliminary victory worth $5,000 over a field of 46 entries. The Arctic Cat All Star triumph was the seventh of Abreu’s impressive career; his first-ever at the Atomic Speedway…

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Buckwalter And Keller Wire Williams Grove Sprint Fields For Wins

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Buckwalter And Keller Wire Williams Grove Sprint Fields For Wins Story By: Shaun Browse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg – Steve Buckwalter and Cody Keller wired the sprint car fields for victories on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, in the 410 and 358 sprint car divisions, respectively. Buckwalter started second in the field to lead every lap of the 25-circuit main event for the 410 sprint cars. His pace was slowed only once, on the fifth lap when the red flag appeared for a fire on the machine of Eric Tomecek. For the restart, Kody Lehman chased…

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LEARY LAYS SMACKDOWN AT KOKOMO

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LEARY LOGS SMACKDOWN NIGHT 1 VICTORY AT KOKOMO! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana.........Nearly one year to the day since his breakthrough USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory in late August of last year, C.J. Leary once again found "Sprint Car Smackdown" gold on the very same spot after capturing Thursday's "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" opener at Kokomo Speedway. In 2016, "Smackdown" weekend was owned by Leary and Kevin Thomas, Jr., who alternated victories throughout the three nights. The trend continued Thursday night when it became Leary's turn to…

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Chevrolet Performance Crate Motor Up for Grabs at OneDirt World Short Track Championship

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Chevrolet Performance Crate Motor Up for Grabs at OneDirt World Short Track Championship Story By: Colby Gorniewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com   CONCORD, NC - August 24, 2017 - One lucky competitor at the OneDirt World Short Track Championshipat the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway from October 26 - 28, 2017 will walk away a winner of a brand-new Chevrolet Performance crate motor. By registering for competition for the second annual OneDirt World Short Track Championship, each competitor will be entered into a raffle for a brand-new Chevrolet Performance crate motor. However, drivers who complete their advanced registration prior to the event…

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JJ GRASSO GRABS THIRD 410 SPRINT JERSEY RUSH WIN; PAUCH JR. POWERS TO MODIFIED VICTORY

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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS JERSEY RUSH VII. . . . . JJ GRASSO GRABS THIRD 410 SPRINT JERSEY RUSH WIN; PAUCH JR. POWERS TO MODIFIED VICTORY Story By: Jay Dugan/TOTH Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 23, 2017) – Two of the region’s most popular racing divisions converged on New Egypt Speedway, this past Wednesday, for Jersey Rush VII presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. JJ Grasso of Middletown, DE scored the win – and the $5,000 prize money -- in the 410 Sprint Car portion of the event, while Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, NJ was…

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DARLAND AIMS FOR SMACKDOWN WIN #4 AT KOKOMO AUG. 24-25-26

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RESURGENT DARLAND AIMS FOR SMACKDOWN WIN #4 AT KOKOMO AUG. 24-25-26 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com It's well-known that Dave Darland and Kokomo Speedway have become synonymous over the past three-and-a-half decades. Though only in its sixth year of existence, however, the Lincoln, Indiana driver and "Sprint Car Smackdown" become just as well-acquainted with each other. Darland's three Saturday night finale $10,000 wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015, plus two preliminary night victories make him the winningest driver in the history of the event, which began in 2012. Each of those five wins came…

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#GYATK NIGHT” WEDNESDAY BEGINS 4-STRAIGHT USAC SPRINT RACES AT KOKOMO

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"#GYATK NIGHT" WEDNESDAY BEGINS 4-STRAIGHT USAC SPRINT RACES AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana.........Wednesday's "#GYATK Night" at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway kicks off four straight opportunities for drivers and teams of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship to compete on one of the baddest, fastest quarter-mile bullrings in the USA. The August 23rd non-points, special event features FREE general admission tickets for all fans in attendance at Kokomo and provides a different format than is used for the majority of USAC-sanctioned sprint car events. In lieu of qualifying, drivers will draw…

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Williams Grove Sprints Race In Yellow Breeches 500 Event Friday Along With 358s

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Williams Grove Sprints Race In Yellow Breeches 500 Event Friday Along With 358s Two-race weekend on tap September 1 and 3 with 410, 358 and URC 360 sprints Story By: Shaun Browse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday night, August 25 at 8 pm. The 410 sprints will compete in a 25-lap main paying a healthy $500 just to start. The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprints are also part of Friday’s racing card. Heat races will…

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WOLFE, DIETRICH, SMITH, GRASSO & SAMMONS EYE JERSEY RUSH VII WIN AT NEW EGYPT

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WOLFE, DIETRICH, SMITH, GRASSO & SAMMONS EYE JERSEY RUSH VII WIN AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr. & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 21, 2017) – The Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII is fast approaching with the green flag set to fall at 7:30 PM on Wednesday night, August 23 at the New Egypt Speedway. A $5,000 payday will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 sprint car feature and several drivers are already planning a bank deposit. Lucas Wolfe, “Double D” Danny Dietrich, Davey Sammons…

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Hodnett takes Salute to the Troops victory at Susky

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Greg Hodnett takes Salute to the Troops victory at Susquehanna Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK HAVEN, PA (August 20, 2017) - Snapping an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winless streak that dates back to June 7, 2015, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett made his return to Arctic Cat All Star victory lane by conquering the Salute to the Troops program at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Hodnett, who led all 30 circuits on Sunday, nearly swept the entire evening program by earning victories during his respective heat race and dash before claiming…

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Gravel Back on Track at Nodak

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David Gravel Back on Track at Nodak Gravel ends Schatz 5-race win streak at Nodak with 13th win of the season Story By: Anthony Cornini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MINOT, ND - August 20, 2017 - After a pair of pedestrian finishes Friday and Saturday, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports No.5 team switched cars and scored their 13th victory of the season Sunday night at Nodak Speedway. Gravel's win stopped Donny Schatz, who finished second, five-race win streak at the Minot oval. Brad Sweet challenged Gravel for the lead early, but ended up settling for third. Gravel led all…

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Glenndon Forsythe earns $5,000 in the Pigeon Hills

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Glenndon Forsythe earns $5,000 in the Pigeon Hills Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (August 19, 2017) - York, Pennsylvania’s Glenndon Forsythe held off some of the best in the business on Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills, ultimately scoring a first-ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a packed house at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. Moving into the top spot for the first time on lap two, Forsythe led 29 of the 30 circuits to score his $5,000 payday, crossing by the flagstand for the final time with Chad Kemenah…

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GRANT GETS IT; WINS BETTENHAUSEN 100 FOR FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN

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GRANT GETS IT; WINS BETTENHAUSEN 100 FOR FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Brendon Bauman/USAC Racing Springfield, Illinois.........Justin Grant was fully aware of the situation at hand on the final restart of Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Ione, California native had the nose of the white No. 63 driven by the two-time USAC Silver Crown champ and winner of the last two "Bettenhausen 100" races right on his tail for the final 25 laps after Swanson had put on one of his patented late-race clinics down the stretch. Intimidation was not in Grant's…

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410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS IN ‘THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE HEADER’ AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . . 410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS IN ‘THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE HEADER’ AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 19, 2017) – After a drenching rain halted the original run of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII, the event will go on Wednesday night, August 23 at the New Egypt Speedway. The most popular racing divisions in the area – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds – combine for an all-out battle of the best racers around. This thrilling double division main…

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Donny Schatz Doubles Up at River Cities

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Donny Schatz Doubles Up at River Cities Schatz scores 17th WoO win of season and NLRA Late Model win in home state Story By: Anthony Cornini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Grand Forks, ND - August 18, 2017 - Six days after winning sprint car's biggest prize - the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals - for the 10th time, Donny Schatz landed in Victory Lane in his home state, twice. Schatz outdueled Brad Sweet to win his 17th feature of the 2017 season at River Cities. To make things sweeter, Schatz also picked up the NLRA Late Model feature earlier in the…

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Danny Dietrich beats the All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway for Jack Gunn Memorial

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Danny Dietrich beats the All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway for Jack Gunn Memorial title Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA (August 18, 2017) - Taking advantage of Rico Abreu’s misfortune, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich earned his way back to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming the 35th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial worth $5,000. After starting third on the feature grid, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native led the final 12 laps of the 30-lap program to claim his second Arctic Cat All Star victory…

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prepared For Fall West Coast Swing

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prepared For Fall West Coast Swing Eight races in 16 days on the West Coast lie ahead of the Outlaws Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - August 17, 2017 - After a grueling tour through the Midwest, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to the West Coast for their annual fall swing, featuring races in Washington, Oregon and California. The trip begins with the Outlaw Energy Showdown, a two-day event on the bullring at the Skagit Speedway. Last year, David Gravel and CJB Motorsports swept…

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BOAT SINKS PA MIDGET WEEK VICTORY NO. 2 IN LINDA’S USAC MIDGET DEBUT

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BOAT SINKS PA MIDGET WEEK VICTORY NO. 2 IN LINDA'S USAC MIDGET DEBUT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Jonestown, Pennsylvania.........The Keystone state suited Chad Boat like a glove during "Pennsylvania Midget Week" as the Phoenix, Arizona native capped the four-race series with his second victory of the week in the USAC Midget National Championship's debut at Linda's Speedway. Like last year, Boat got into the flow when the calendar flipped to the month of August. In 2016, he won three of four to begin the month while this year, it was three of six…

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Rahmer claims Thunder Cup at Grandview for first-ever Arctic Cat All Star Win

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Freddie Rahmer claims Thunder Cup at Grandview for first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory The Arctic Cat All Stars will continue Central Pennsylvania tour Friday at Williams Grove Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 17, 2017) - Joining his father, as well as his grandfather, on the all-time win list, Freddie Rahmer is now a main event winner at Grandview Speedway, this time claiming the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. For Rahmer, who started fourth on the main event grid, the Arctic Cat…

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SILVER CROWN START KINGS MAKE WAY TO SPRINGFIELD FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100

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SILVER CROWN START KINGS MAKE WAY TO SPRINGFIELD FOR SATURDAY'S BETTENHAUSEN 100 Story By: Richie Murray /USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the long, storied history of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars, three drivers have made more starts than any other: Brian Tyler, Russ Gamester and Dave Darland. All three intend to extend their record at this Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Tyler, Gamester and Darland stand above all other drivers with 191, 190 and 189 Silver Crown starts, respectively. Quite impressive considering the fact that there have been just 409 races run…

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One Win, Two Point Titles For Tim Buckwalter In Wednesday’s Action Track USA Finale

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One Win, Two Point Titles For Tim Buckwalter In Wednesday's Action Track USA Finale Kyle Spence Bags $2,000 Victory in 600 Sprints; Vinciguerra Is Slingshot Winner Story By: Barry Angstadt/Action Track USA Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Kutztown, PA - Great weather, fantastic crowd, and a terrific night of racing brought down the curtain for the three weekly divisions at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on Wednesday night. And when it was over, Tim Buckwalter, Kyle Spence, and Nick Vinciguerra wore the biggest smiles at the annual Kutztown Fair. Buckwalter, the Pottstown, Pa. ace, put a giant exclamation point on a…

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TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 23 FOR FOUR RACE-INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES

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TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 23 FOR FOUR RACE-INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES; ATLANTIC CITY, ALLENTOWN CLASSICS JOINED BY NEW ALBANY RACE; TRENTON TO HOST EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ August 17, 2017 . . . Tickets are going on sale Wednesday, August 23, 2017 for each of the four race Indoor Auto Racing Series events. The quartet of races comprise the most ambitious schedule yet offered by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions. “The best seats sell out quickly at all of our races,” said Len Sammons. “And we expect that with two…

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Empire Super Sprints Return to Brockville Ontario Speedway This Saturday

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Return to Brockville Ontario Speedway This Saturday. Story By: Dean Reynolds/ESS Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY – It's been since August of 2008 when Steve Poirier sat in victory lane for the last Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. This Saturday night, the 35 year racing group will make its return for a $2,000 to win event. The event is the next in line with the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour where Coleman Gullick has a narrow lead over Jason Barney for the championship North of the…

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All Stars set for four events in four days across Pennsylvania

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Back to Posse Country; All Stars set for four events in four days across Pennsylvania Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Jane Cella & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 16, 2017) - After a two-week intermission to allow teams the opportunity to enter the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition with a four-race stretch through The Keystone State, rejoining the notorious Pennsylvania Posse for four consecutive events from Thursday, August 17, to Sunday, August 20. The Central Pennsylvania invasion will kick off officially…

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THORSON REPEATS USAC MIDGET WIN AT LANCO

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THORSON REPEATS USAC MIDGET WIN AT LANCO! Story By: Richie Murray /USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Newmanstown, Pennsylvania.........One year ago at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, Tanner Thorson needed all the heroics he could muster to pull off a last-lap, last corner pass to take the victory. In Tuesday night's third round of "Pennsylvania Midget Week" with the USAC Eastern Midgets presented by ARDC at the 1/8-mile bullring, it was a relative comfort cruise for Thorson as he led all 40 laps to take his second USAC National Midget victory of the year in his Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/JBL Audio…

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3RD ANNUAL THUNDER CUP THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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3RD ANNUAL THUNDER CUP: SMOKE ON THE HILL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 16, 2017) – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series roars back into action at Grandview Speedway this Thursday, August 17. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars, compete in the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, alongside Grandview’s popular Sportsman division. THE ACTION – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars will compete in a 35-lap, $5,000-to-win main…

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SUPERSIZED SILVER CROWN CAR COUNT EXPECTED AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY

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SUPERSIZED SILVER CROWN CAR COUNT EXPECTED AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Five past "Bettenhausen 100" winners headline the expected list of entrants for this Saturday's 81st appearance of champ car racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Kody Swanson leads the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS standings coming into the Springfield Mile August 19. Swanson arrives as the winner of the two most recent editions of the "Bettenhausen 100" in 2014 and 2015. Swanson picked up his third win of the season last Saturday night on the Salem…

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BOAT ESCAPES TROUBLED WATERS FOR PATH VALLEY SCORE

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BOAT ESCAPES TROUBLED WATERS FOR PATH VALLEY SCORE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Spring Run, Pennsylvania.........The path to victory lane was certainly not a linear line for Chad Boat in Monday's second night of "Pennsylvania Midget Week" at Path Valley Speedway Park. The topsy-turvy 30-lap feature saw its share of lead changes, sliders, beating, banging and hot tempers that concluded with Boat using a turn one slide job on Tyler Courtney coming to the white flag on a late-race green-white-checkered situation to win his second USAC National Midget feature in a span of 11 days. Like…

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Danny Varin Sweeps Lucas Oil ESS Weekend with Victory at Weedsport

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Danny Varin Sweeps Lucas Oil ESS Weekend with Victory at Weedsport Story By: Dean Reynolds/ESS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY – For a weekend that almost didn’t happen, it turned out into a dream weekend for Fonda, NY’s Danny Varin. He led all 50 laps, collected two wins and took home over $4,000 backing up his Fonda victory by also winning Sunday night at the Weedsport Speedway. The win came on the annual Legends Reunion night where Lance Yonge and Mike VanDusen were inducted into the ESS Hall of Fame earlier in the day. Varin’s win…

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GRANT LARCENY IN PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK OPENER AT SUSKY

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GRANT LARCENY IN PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK OPENER AT SUSKY! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania.........The old saying goes, "sometimes you'd rather be lucky than good." That's true to an extent, but the fact of the matter is that one must first put themselves in a position for good fortune to fall their way. Justin Grant was in that position on the final lap of Sunday night's "Pennsylvania Midget Week" opener at Susquehanna Speedway when he passed not one, but two of Keith Kunz's bunch, to win from third on the final…

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All Stars Return To Williams Grove For 35th Jack Gunn Memorial Friday

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All Stars Return To Williams Grove For 35th Jack Gunn Memorial Friday 305 sprints also in action August 18 Story By: Shaun Browse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA – The second appearance of the season at Williams Grove Speedway by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars is on tap this Friday night, August 18 for the 35th annual Jack Gunn Memorial. Presented by Superior Plus Energy Services, the All Stars Gunn Memorial will offer the sprint car stars a $5,000 to win payday with a 30-lap feature. The IMCA/PASS 305 sprints will share…

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Tomecek Picks Up First URC Win

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Tomecek Picks Up First URC Win Story By: Tim Moran/URC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Eric Tomecek lead the field to the green flag and never looked back as the 1w lead the entire 25 lap event uncontested en route to a $2,500 payday. With 26 cars signed into the pit area, three heat races were used to determine the starting lineup of the 25-lap sprint car feature event. Heat race 1 saw Nate Snyder jump out to an early lead and lead the entire 8 laps. Following Snyder to the checkered flag was the 47 of 2016 URC Rookie of…

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RAVENA ROCKET FLIES TO VICTORY LANE

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

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Danny Varin Blisters ESS Fonda Field

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Danny Varin Blisters the Field to win Lucas Oil ESS Earl Halaquist Memorial at Fonda Story By: Dean Reynolds/ESS Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – Danny Varin enjoys when the winged sprint cars come to not only his home track, but his home town. The Lucas Oil Empire made its return to the Fonda Speedway for the Earl Halaquist Memorial and when the checkered flag fell, Varin lapped up until the eighth place finisher for his $2,075 victory. The annual Earl Halaquist Memorial was career win #5 which paid points for the overall Lucas Oil Championship and the NAPA…

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SWANSON’S SALEM REPEAT MOVES HIM TO 2ND ALL-TIME ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST

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SWANSON'S SALEM REPEAT MOVES HIM TO 2ND ALL-TIME ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Salem, Indiana.........After a two-race "winless" streak, Kody Swanson admits it's hard to say that he and the DePalma Motorsports team were struggling. Yet, for a team so accustomed to winning over the past four seasons, the results were bound to change soon as he, chief wrench Bob Hampshire and the crew went back to the books and did their homework over the last two weeks to return to victory lane for the second consecutive year in the "Joe…

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Double Digit Donny

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Donny Schatz Wins His 10th Knoxville Nationals Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dick Ayers & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com Knoxville, Iowa - August 12, 2017 - Donny Schatz inherited the lead on lap 22, after race-long leader David Gravel slowed with motor problems, and held off NASCAR star Kyle Larson to win his 10th 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Store. Schatz, who turned 40-years old this week, trails only Steve Kinser (12) in Knoxville Nationals Championships. Larson settled for second with Australian Kerry Madsen rounding out the podium. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers Shane Stewart…

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410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS COMPETE IN ‘THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE HEADER’ AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . . 410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS COMPETE IN ‘THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE HEADER’ AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 12, 2017) – The most popular racing divisions in the area – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds -- return to New Egypt Speedway for an all-out battle of the best racers around. Pioneer Pole Building presents Jersey Rush VII on Wednesday, August 23 – a thrilling double main event show that kicks off with an exclusive pre-race pit party for loyal race…

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Jason Johnson Sweeps Friday Night’s Events at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals

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Jason Johnson Sweeps Friday Night's Events at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Schuchart comes from 11th to lock into Saturday's main event Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dick Ayers & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA - August 11, 2017 - Defending 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson had two opportunities to lock-in to Saturday Night's finale and took advantage of both them sweeping both the Friday night feature and the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Driver Logan Schuchart, Texas wheelman Aaron Reutzel and California's Cory Eliason also punched their tickets into Saturday night's 50-lap,…

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STAMPEDE COMING TO ALBANY-SARATOGA

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

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PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK ARRIVES SUNDAY

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PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK ARRIVES SUNDAY WITH 4 RACES IN 5 NIGHT STRETCH Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Just eight days following the conclusion of a stretch of four races in five nights, USAC Midget National Championship teams are back on the horse as the series heads east to the Keystone State for the third edition of "Pennsylvania Midget Week." It begins this Sunday, August 13 at Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven) before subsequent nights at Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run) on Monday, August 14 and Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown) on Tuesday, August 15. After…

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Historic Weekend of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

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Historic Weekend of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Story By: Dean Reynolds/ESS Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will showcase a little history and a trip down memory lane this weekend with their events at Fonda and Weedsport. On Saturday at Fonda will be the annual Earl Halaquist Memorial while Sunday at Weedsport it will be the Legends Reunion with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. After a year off, the stars and cars from ESS is back at the Track of Champions with a full point event where it awards points…

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A VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS PRESENTS THE ESS SPRINT CARS AT FONDA ON SATURDAY

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A VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS PRESENTS THE ESS SPRINT CARS AT FONDA ON SATURDAY AUGUST 12 Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – On Saturday August 12, A Verdi Storage Containers will present the thrilling speed of 360-Sprint cars from the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) group at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway. Along with the sprints cars will be a regular show in all other divisions with a starting time of 7:00 p.m. According to the ESS Facebook page, the event on Saturday at Fonda will be the 14th Annual Earl Halaquist Memorial…

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Larson Continues Dominance on Dirt at Knoxville

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Kyle Larson Continues Dominance on Dirt; Scores Preliminary Win at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Schatz, Sweet atop Wednesday point totals Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA - August 9, 2017 - Kyle Larson continued his dominance in the racing world, convincingly winning the opening night of the 57th Annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Nine-time Nationals champion and current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series points leader, Donny Schatz finished second, but ended the night as the high point man and will be in prime starting position come…

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Electrifying Front Row Challenge Finish Goes to Shane Stewart

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Electrifying Front Row Challenge Finish Goes to Shane Stewart! Story By Bill Wright/Front Row Challenge Photos By: Paul Arch & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Oskaloosa, IA, August 7, 2017 – Shane Stewart topped a three-way battle for the lead with two laps to go to come out on top in the $20,000 to win 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company. It was the Bixby, Oklahoma driver’s first appearance at the event in six years, and he made it pay off big time in the 30-lap feature aboard the Larson-Marks #2! Stewart grabbed the…

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Williams Grove Dark Aug. 11, Returns With All Star 35th Gunn Memorial Aug. 18

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Williams Grove Dark Aug. 11, Returns With All Star 35th Gunn Memorial Aug. 18 Story By: Shawn Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg – There will be no racing at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, August 11 as the track takes a rare night off but then returns on August 18 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Jack Gunn Memorial. In the meantime, located just south of Williams Grove Speedway, off of Rt. 15 in Dillsburg at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Convention will take place from August…

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SMOKE ON THE HILL AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

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LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT SMOKE ON THE HILL AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 RYAN SMITH STILL SEARCHING FOR FIRST THUNDER ON THE HILL WIN, JOINED BY TONY STEWART & RICO ABREU Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECTHELSVILLE, PA (August 8, 2017) – The old saying goes ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea’ – but for 29-year-old 410 Sprint Car ace, Ryan Smith, Grandview Speedway is the one that continues to get away. Smith’s next shot comes on Thursday, August 17 when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Tony Stewart’s…

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