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Flach ‘Rockets’ to Albany-Saratoga Victory Lane

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Keith Flach Drives from 11th to Capture his First Victory of 2017 at ‘The Great Race Place’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- August 12, 2017- John F. Kennedy once stated that things do not happen; they are, instead, made to happen. After a roller-coaster road trip that saw more bad luck than good earlier in the week with the Super DIRTcar Series at Ransomville [Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y.] and Merrittville [Speedway in Thorold, Ontario], Ravena, N.Y. native Keith Flach needed something to happen; something had to change. While he could have waited around like a…

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No. 900

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Brett Hearn Notches another Career Milestone Friday Night at ‘The Great Race Place’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- August 5, 2017- Greatness can’t be anticipated and in all actuality, it’s even more difficult to place a definition on the term. Either you have it, or you don’t. Some say it’s earned; others are convinced beyond reason of a doubt that it’s a gift from a higher power. Whichever the case may be, greatness can’t be ignored and – for the most part – it’s seldom defeated and the best athletes; the most proficient at their…

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Johnson Soars to Victory at Malta

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Defending Albany-Saratoga Speedway Modified Track Champion Marc Johnson Notches Win No. 1 of 2017 Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 10, 2017- Sometimes the speed in which one gets to where they are going isn’t nearly as important as the timing. From the onset of the evening, Matt DeLorenzo looked to be the man the beat in the modifieds at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York as the driver of the BBL sponsored No. 3 rocketed to victory in his qualifier and shot to the lead in short order during the 35-lap feature. He…

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Cleveland Claims Mark Hughes Memorial Victory at Albany-Saratoga

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Connor Cleveland Drives from Deep in the Field to Find Victory Lane at ‘The Great Race Place’ in Sportsman Action Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 10, 2017- Persistence, more often than not, always pays off. In the three previous editions of the Mark Hughes Memorial at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York, Connor Cleveland has left the speedway at night’s end with a trophy in hand; it’s just never been for first place. With three consecutive top-three finishes since the event’s inception after the tragic passing of Mark Hughes, the driver of the…

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Make Up Madness Coming to ‘The Great Race Place’

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Management Adds Extra Race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Wednesday, June 14th Story By: MATT KEITTH / ALBANY-SARATOGA MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 4, 2017- With three of the first seven weeks of the 2017 racing season at Albany-Saratoga falling victim to rain, speedway management decided to get a leg up on Mother Nature. Promoter Lyle DeVore has decided to add “Make-Up Madness” on Wednesday, June 14 to the original schedule. “With all the rain it has been frustrating, but this gives us a chance to add an extra program and get the fans involved as…

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Kenny Martin Wins Pro Stock Classic at Malta

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KOD Pro Stock Classic Brought Fans To Their Feet Story By: ROB HAZER / KoD PRO STOCK SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 4, 2017- For the second year in a row at Albany-Saratoga Speedway the Lazzaro’s Auto Body King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series began the season with the Pro Stock Classic presented by Speed’s Garage. Once again it did not disappoint, as fans were treated to an epic full-fender battle that saw Kenny Martin earn his first career KOD victory in the biggest Pro Stock tour race of the season. Jeff Washburn…

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Wilder Breaks the Ice at Albany-Saratoga

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Jeremy Wilder Holds Off Marc Johnson to Grab First-Career Modified Win at Malta Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 3, 2017- Winning your first modified feature event is a huge accomplishment for any driver; it’s an even greater achievement when you defeat a defending track champion in doing so. For young gun Jeremy Wilder, that’s exactly how the story of his first-career modified triumph played out at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York on Friday night. Not only did he have to hold off 2016 track champion Marc Johnson, he had to pass him…

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Constantino ‘Cyclones’ to Sportsman Victory at Malta

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Dave Constantino Takes His Cyclone Chassis to Albany-Saratoga Speedway Victory Lane Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 3, 2017- There’s something to be said for home-school engineering. Where some take the well-traveled path to well-known chassis manufacturers, others take the proverbial path less-traveled and rely on youthful exuberance and testicular fortitude instead. For all intents and purposes, sportsman competitor Dave Constantino is the latter of the two. In what will go down as one of the more hectic, fun and downright exciting sportsman features in recent memory at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York,…

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Hail to the King

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Kenny Martin Takes King of Dirt Pro-Stock Victory at Albany-Saratoga Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- June 3, 2017- When it comes to racing, more often than not, patience is the key to success. Few understand that aforementioned statement better – or practice that character trait finer – than veteran pro-stock competitor Kenny Martin. When Rob Hazer’s King of Dirt pro-stock series rolled into the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York on Friday night, the driver of the infamous No. 93 knew that the task ahead of him was going to be difficult to say the…

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Friesen Shines in Malta Modified Victory

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Stewart Friesen Outruns Marc Johnson and Brett Hearn to Take the Season Opener at Albany-Saratoga Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- April 29, 2017- Winning can best be summarized into two categories; it’s never easy and it never seems to get old. Though Stewart Friesen has been making winning races look extremely easy for the better part of the past decade, Friday night told a different tale as the Sprakers, New York resident had to hold off both Marc Johnson and Brett Hearn while dealing with heavy lapped-traffic on his way to victory lane Friday night…

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Pierson Grabs Albany-Saratoga Speedway Sportsman Opener

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Adam Pierson Holds Off Hard-Charging Cody Bleau to Win First-Career Sportsman Feature at Malta Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM MALTA, NY- April 29, 2017- Paul Brown once stated that the key to winning is to have poise under stress. Friday night at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York Adam Pierson showed that he doesn’t just possess talent behind the wheel, but he has poise as well. Not only did the first-time sportsman winner weather a barrage of late-race cautions; he also survived a late-race battle with veteran wheel-man Cody Bleau to take the checkered in the…

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BRETT HEARN READIES FOR THE 2017 RACING SEASON

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

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Lyle DeVore: The Man Behind the Resurrection

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From Journeyman to Homebody, Albany-Saratoga Speedway Promoter Lyle DeVore is Living His Childhood Dream Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- March 8, 2017- The truck made a telltale sound as it pulled into the drive. A sound that had become unmistakable over the years and on this Friday afternoon, a sound that was more like music to the ears of one young boy in particular. The rattle of masonry tools and the dust of mortar followed the older man into the house as he brushed off yet another busy day of work…

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