Tag Archive: Dirt Tracks

Outlaws Set For Riverside Return

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Outlaws Tackle Arkansas Track For First Time Since 2009 Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, N.C. - March 28, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR for the first time since 2009 on Friday, April 21 for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River and just west of Memphis, TN. the high-banked quarter-mile was established in 1949 and is among the longest continuously operated dirt tracks in the United States. The Outlaws…

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Brandon Sheppard and Brian Shirley Ready for Illini 100

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Illinois-Natives Excited to Race Near Home at a Familiar Track Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, N.C.- March 28, 2017- The best dirt Late Model drivers from around the country are rallying their troops and heading to Farmer City, IL for the ninth annual Illini 100 on March 31- April 1. The Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway has been a staple event on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Schedule since the inaugural running in 2008. Even nine years later, the Feature race in 2008 remains at the top…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tackling Three States In Three Days

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Three Events in Three States This Week! Press Release By: LONNIE WHEATLY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM BATAVIA, OH - March 28, 2017 - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will resume competition this week - tackling three states in three days with three action-packed events along the way. Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time since 2009 on Thursday, March 30th. Opening in 1973, the 1/4-mile oval has a long history of producing some of…

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22!

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Four Racing Divisions Headed By The Big-Block Modifieds To See Action! Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCCFS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY - March 28, 2017- On Saturday, April 22, the 68th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County will find the first green flag waving at 6:30 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race. They’ll be joined by the Small-Block Modifieds, the always exciting Sportsman, and the unpredictable Street Stocks. Qualifying races will set the fields for the evening’s feature events. Veteran Modified racer Bob…

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Five Mile Point Speedway 67th Season Opener This Weekend

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FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY 67TH CONSECUTIVE OPENING WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  CHOW TO BE THE BENEFACTOR OF SATURDAY OPEN TESTING DAY. Press Release By: DAN HARPELL / FMP SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM KIRKWOOD, NY- March 28, 2017- Sixty-seven consecutive years – an amazing accomplishment for any business or operation.  This Saturday and Sunday is the 67th consecutive opening weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood.  On Saturday, the speedway will collect non-perishable food items to benefit CHOW during the open practice day.  On Sunday, the 67th season gets underway with the opening day race…

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Friesen Ices Hoffman 60 Over Field

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BRIDGEPORT 60 OVER/HOFFMAN MEMORIAL WINS FOR FRIESEN, PAPIEZ AND MEYER Story By: KOLBY RAMEY / BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: KRISTEN SNYDER / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsboro  NJ- March 28, 2017-The Bridgeport Speedway presented the fifth annual 60 Over Special/Doug Hoffman Memorial and the first hand of the 811 Dig Safely 2017 Poker Series that saw Stewart Friesen, Brian Papiez and Jon Meyer pick up an Ace for their Poker hands in addition to their wins in their respected divisions. Rain fell after the heat races and Penn Co Tech Outlaw Stock feature had been run.  After several showers passed through 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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BEYEA CONTINUES SUPPORT OF KOD RACING

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Offering Rewards For Both 358 Modifieds & Sportsman Story By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY- March 26, 2017 – Beyea custom headers and racing exhausts have supported King Of Dirt Racing from the beginning. Joe Beyea and staff have graciously offered a full exhaust to the Sportsman division each season. In 2017 not only will they be offering the same support to the Sportsman drivers, but also Small Block Modifieds have a $600 value headed their way for one lucky driver. With over 20 years in the header and exhaust manufacturing…

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DIETRICH MAKES IT TWO-FOR-TWO IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS;

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Nouse Takes Season Opener For “358” Sprints Story By: WAYNE HARPER / LINCOLN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM ABBOTTSTOWN, PA- March 26, 2017 – Danny Dietrich held off Jim Siegel and Lucas Wolfe to score his second win in two Lincoln races in Saturday’s 25-lap “410” sprint car feature. It was a classic final turn slidefest that saw Siegel reclaim the lead momentarily exiting turn four as his slid in front of Dietrich. But “Double D” drove to the bottom exiting turn four and outraced Siegel to the checkered flag. “I could hear him. I kinda’ saw him I…

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Hodnett Wires Grove Field To Kick Off Season

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Hodnett And Satterlee Open Williams Grove Season With Wins Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Mechanicsburg Pa.- March 26, 2017- Greg Hodnett of Thomasville opened up the 2017 Williams Grove Speedway sprint car season on Friday night with a flag to flag victory worth $3,800 over Brian Montieth. Elsewhere, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills scored the victory in the 25-lap super late model main to record his second career victory at the oval one year after claiming a late model main at the track on the same weekend. Hodnett drew the second starting spot…

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Dan Kapusccinski Joins Weedsport Speedway Staff

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Weedsport Speedway Names Dan Kapuscinski as Public Relations Director for Upcoming 2017 Campaign  Press Release By: SHANNON PHELPS / WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY / RACERSGUIDE.COM . WEEDSPORT, NY -March 25, 2017-  Weedsport Speedway officials announced on Saturday that Dan Kapuscinski will take over as the facility’s public relations director effective Monday, April 3. Kapuscinski, the full-time School Information Officer for the Skaneateles Central School District, will handle pre and post-race press releases for the Weedsport speed plant, social media postings and promotions, as well as roles within Weedsport Productions. Weedsport Speedway promoter Jimmy Phelps is excited to…

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Brandon Sheppard Wins At Whynot

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Donald Bradsher Lands First Career Quick Time Story By: KAYLA MAY / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF MERIDIAN, MS- March 25, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series visited Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS for the first time ever on March 24. A total of 45 Late Models appeared on the scene to test their luck and their skill at the House of Hook but it was ultimately Brandon Sheppard who took the checkers in the 50-lap feature and claimed his first Series win of the 2017 season. Sheppard showed how consistent…

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C.J. Leary Looks For Sumar Classic Repeat

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DEFENDING WINNER C.J. LEARY AIMS FOR REPEAT SUCCESS IN APRIL 2ND SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE Story By; RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis In.- March 25, 2017- In May of 1997, back when C.J. Leary was just a year old, the Leary family reached USAC Silver Crown victory lane for the first time. Chuck Leary, C.J.’s father, scored a prestigious win in the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for his first and only career USAC National triumph.  It may have just been a single victory, but oh, what a victory…

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Sail Panel Bodies Return To Five Mile Speedway

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“Sail Panel” Bodies At Five Mile Point Speedway Will Return To Weekly Racing  Press Release By: DAN HARPELL / FMP SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM KIRKWOOD, NY.- March 24, 2017- It’s official, after off-season speculation the Modified division at Five Mile Point Speedway will return to weekly racing with the “Sail Panel” bodies.  Five Mile Point Speedway was the first area track to utilize the “sail panels” weekly on the Modified division back in 1992 and the return is expected to be a popular move.  The first Modified event of the season is Sunday, April 9th with…

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Coocoo for Cocopah

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World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Invade Cocopah Speedway For The First Time Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, N.C. - March 24, 2017 - As the Kickoff Tour winds down, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will kick the dust up for the first time at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday, April 7, wrapping up the two-night swing at Arizona Speedway on Saturday, April 8. "It's pretty awesome to have an Outlaw event at Cocopah," said Tom Dalen, General Manager of Cocopah Speedway. "I grew up watching the…

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Lacaillade Masonry B-Main Title Sponsor with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Welcome's  Lacaillade Masonry Onboard For 2017 Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY –March 24, 2017-  Lonnie Lacaillade is not only a fan of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) but also a big supporter.  For the sixth consecutive season, each B-Main winner will receive and extra $50 cash thanks to Lacaillade Masonry. Lacaillade Masonry has been seen on cars of Anthony Cain as well as two-time ESS champion and Hall of Famer Lance Yonge.  Lacaillade has also spent some time behind the wheel of a…

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Star Studded Field Set For Hoffman 60over Special

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Plenty of Talent Headed to Bridgeport this Friday & Saturday Story By: KOLBY RAMEY / BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsboro NJ.-  March 24, 2017- This weekend is shaping up to be a one to remember for all those who will be attending Bridgeport Speedway. For the fifth consecutive year Bridgeport and their staff will be honoring the late Doug Hoffman and just what he meant to the track and racing in general. However, for the first time in it's history, the '60over Special' event will now be a two day racing affair. Everything kicks off…

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Shane Stewart Ready To Score A Victory In California

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Shane Stewart Looks To Get Into Victory Lane During Outlaw Western Swing Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. –March 24, 2017-  The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season kickoff tour continues through California on March 31-April 1 with stops at Keller Auto Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway. The Outlaws visit Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds for the Kings Outlaw Shootout – the first race since 2015. Shane Stewart dominated when the Outlaws last visited the semi-banked three-eighths-mile oval on April 17, 2015, leading all 35 laps to…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series; More Bang For 2017 Season

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series What to Expect in 2017! Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM BATAVIA, OH -March 24, 2017 - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - widely acknowledged as the nation's premier dirt late model sanctioning organization - is proud to offer its many fans and drivers the most exciting events in 2017. Since its inception in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has more than doubled the amount of races on the annual schedule. The unique brand provided by the Lucas Oil Late Model…

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Thunder Mountain Prepares For 25th Anniversary Season

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Thunder Mountain Plans Ambitious  25th Anniversary Season Story By: BRETT DEYO /THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CENTER LISLE, NY – March 24, 2017- It was a quarter-century ago when dairy farmer Karl Spoonhower built a speedway in the rolling hills of Center Lisle, N.Y. Towering over farms below, it earned the appropriate name Thunder Mountain Speedway. Now, 25 years later, Spoonhower and family are again at the helm of the three-eighths-mile clay track, with an ambitious schedule planned for the speedway’s silver anniversary season. Prior to the ’14 season, Spoonhower – who had sold the facility…

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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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Utica Rome Speedway Gears Up For Season Opener

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GATES-COLE INSURANCE RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE MODIFIEDS FOR THE 2017 SEASON AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO/ RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- March 22, 2017-For the second consecutive year, Gates-Cole Insurance will be the title sponsor the headline Modified division at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  With the continuing support from Gates-Cole Insurance, the Modified division will once again carry the name of the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds for the 2017 season. Gates-Cole Insurance has had a presence in the local motorsports scene for several decades, most notably on the car of recent…

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Bear Ridge Speedway; 50 Yrs And Going Strong

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Vermont's Bear Ridge Speedway Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years of Racing in 2017 Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar MEDIA Photos By: ALAN WARD / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - MARCH 22, 2017 - Bear Ridge Speedway will celebrate its 50th anniversary of racing in 2017, but the accomplishment is even more impressive when you dig deeper into the story of the tight quarter-mile track in rural Vermont. For all 50 seasons the track has been under the ownership or operation of an Elms family member. The track was initially the vision of George Barber while Charles V Elms Sr. was a part…

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Fonda’s Northeast Motorsports Expo Jump Starts 2017

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DEMITRASZEK ENTERPRISES JUMP STARTS THE 2017 SEASON WITH THE NORTHEAST MOTORSPORTS EXPO Press Release By: RON SZCZERBA / FONDA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM  Fonda, NY –March 22, 2017- On Friday through Sunday March 17-19, Demitraszek Enterprises who promote racing events at both the Fonda Speedway and the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park got a start on the 2017 racing season with the annual Northeast Motorsports Expo at the Via Port Mall. A total of 73 racecars from various racing divisions were on display at the mall as the great looking cars filled the aisle ways of the facility. The…

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Performance Friction Teams With Lucas Late Model Series

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PFC Brakes Offers "Pole Award" in 2017!  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM BATAVIA, OH - March 22, 2017 - Performance Friction - an industry leading manufacturer of brake calipers, rotors, and pads for a variety of braking applications - has expanded their partnership with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2017. The PFC Brakes Pole Award will recognize the driver who starts on the pole of each main event. In addition, the driver who earns the most pole awards throughout the season will receive a cash award at the…

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Excitement Building for King of Dirt Series Events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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Vermont Track Will Host All Three KOD Tours In 2017 Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM WEST HAVEN, Vt. –March 21, 2017-  The buzz is getting louder around Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the new stock car racing season, and lots of attention is being centered on the King of Dirt Racing Series (KOD) coming to the Vermont facility.   One of the fastest-growing dirt track racing organizations in the country, KOD begins its third season of competition in 2017 and its three exciting classes will each make their Devil’s Bowl debut…

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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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American Racer Cup Sets Challenger Events Scchedule

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Challenge Events Add Excitement To 2017 American Racer Cup Insinger Performance Regional Battles Story By: BRETT DEYO / AMERICAN RACER CUP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANA, PA –March 20, 2017-  Excitement is running high for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels as “pre-season” registration hits hew heights. Once again, racers at 13 tracks spanning four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – benefit from the Cup, with $51,450 cash earmarked for Modified and Sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product. The overall…

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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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Marc Johnson: No Longer The Underdog

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Marc Johnson Stunned the Dirt Modified World with His Title-Winning Season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway; Now He sits Poised to Do It Again Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- March 17, 2017- Simon Sinek once stated that champions are not the ones who always win races; they are the ones that go out there and try. And try harder the next time and even harder in their next attempt. Marc Johnson fits that statement perfectly. Though many see him as the ‘underdog,’ a venerable David versus Goliath persona, he has been close to…

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It’s Show Time For Woodhull Race Teams

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Woodhull Raceway’s Swarthout Recycling Car Show This Weekend In Big Flats, NY Story By: STEVE OVENS / WOODHULL RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By: WOODHULL RACEWAY / RACERSGUIDE.COM Woodhull, N.Y.- March 17, 2017 – There may be snow on the ground, but Winter Storm Stella can’t stop Woodhull Raceway from kicking off their 2017 season schedule with this weekend’s Arnot Mall Car Show presented by Swarthout Recycling for the eighth consecutive season. Swarthout Recycling is a well-known supporter of local motorsports located in Beaver Dams, NY.  They specialize in scrap metals including mixed steel, aluminum, copper, brass and cast iron.  The recycling department…

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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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Weather Postpones Lucas Late Model Series Events

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This Weekend's Events at Atomic and Brownstown Postponed Story By: LONNIE WHEATLEY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM BATAVIA, OH -March 15, 2017 - This weekend's events at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN have been postponed. With the forecast for mixed precipitation and unseasonably cold temperatures at both venues, Speedway and Series officials have agreed to postpone the events. The 3rd Annual Buckeye Spring 50 will now take place on Thursday, April 20th. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and…

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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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Outlaws Head to the House of Hook

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First Stop in March at Whynot Motorsports Park Story By: KAYLA MAY / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, N.C.-March 14, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is gearing up to head back out on the road for the first time since the conclusion of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park at the end of February. The first stop in March will be at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on March 24 and it will be nothing less than an action packed shootout. In the past, when leaving the February jaunt…

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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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Mohawk Valley Race Teams Take Center Stage At Northeast Racing Expo

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THE NORTHEAST AUTO RACING EXPO SET TO START THE 2017 RACING SEASON ON MARCH 17-19 AT THE VIA PORT ROTTERDAM MALL Story By: RON SZCZERBA / FONDA SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM  Fonda, NY – March 14, 2017- On Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 at the Via Port Rotterdam Mall, during normal business hours, the 2017 Northeast Auto Racing Expo, hosted by the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, takes center stage as racers from both the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedways get to show off their race cars to the public for the…

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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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KING OF DIRT 358 MODIFIEDS LAND FAMILIAR TITLE SPONSOR

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Elmo’s Speed Supply Boosts Small Block Point Battle Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY- March 14, 2017 – Anticipation for the first ever King Of Dirt Small Block Modified tour is through the roof. Drivers from all over the Northeast are making plans to throw down for the crown. Thanks to Elmo’s Speed Supply in Ballston Lake, NY they’ll have a plentiful bounty for their eight-race effort. Father-son duo of Elmo and Chris Reckner have long supported dirt track racing throughout the Capital District. Their support includes the Northeast Crate…

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Lebanon Valley Speedway Celebrates 2016 Champions

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Lebanon Valley Speedway Honors 2016 Champions, Readies Season Opener Story By: PHILL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK BROWN / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- March 14, 2017- This past weekend, Lebanon Valley Speedway held their annual banquets to celebrate the champions from 2016 and get everyone pumped up for the upcoming season.  Friday and Saturday nights saw the Lebanon Valley Clubhouse filled with drivers, crewmembers and their families enjoying each other’s company and receiving awards.  Roughly $100,000 in year-end awards were given out to those in attendance For the Modified class, Brett Hearn picked up a check…

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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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Utica Rome Speedway Honors Track Champions

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY CLOSES THE DOOR ON 2016 SEASON WITH AWARDS BANQUET, PREPARES FOR THE 2017 SEASON Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RANDY MALLETT / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY PHOTO VERNON, NY- March 14, 2017-  This past weekend  Utica-Rome Speedway held its annual Awards Banquet and honored its top drivers for the 2016 season in front of a crowd of nearly 200 patrons at the Vernon Downs Hotel in Vernon, NY.  Matt Sheppard received top accolades in the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds as he captured his second consecutive title and third overall while Matt Janczuk was the SUNY…

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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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Bridgeport Speedway Rises From The Ashes Under Doug Hoffman

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60over Special #5 - 'How One Man's Vision for Bridgeport Became Our Reality' Story By: DANNY SERANO / BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsbore NJ.- March 8, 2017- As Bridgeport Speedway looks to celebrate and honor the life of Doug Hoffman come March 25, we can never forget the vision that has brought us where we are today.  As everyone knows, Doug was my teenage hero growing up.  Damn, who am I kidding?  He still was my hero when I was 30 years old!  Like I said last year at this same time:  It will be…

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