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Brachmann Victorious in Hurricane 100 at Brewerton

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Chad Brachmann Finally Breaks the Ice at the 'Demon' in 100-lap small-block Super DIRTcar Series Triumph over Pat Ward Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM BREWERTON, NY- October 6, 2017- For the entirety of Chad Brachmann's racing career where the Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., has been concerned, if it weren't for bad luck, quite frankly he'd have none at all. Season-after-season, the North Tonawanda, N.Y., resident has been coming to the 'D-Shaped Dirt Demon,' and season-after-season, the veteran small-block modified campaigner has been left dejected and disappointed at the end of the evening. On Thursday night, Brachmann…

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Williamson Starts Off DIRT Week with Utica-Rome Triumph

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Mat Williamson Surprises Everyone with Convincing Victory over Stewart Friesen in 100-lap Small-Block Super DIRTcar Series Feature at Utica-Rome Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- October 4, 2017- In racing there are surprise winners, and then there are winners that are surprised. Where Mat Williamson is concerned, the latter is as close to a perfect description as one can possibly get. Not only were the fans in attendance and his fellow competitors shocked when he topped the podium, but the Canadian native was as well. In short, it takes quite an occurrence to leave a…

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Friesen Comes Up One Spot Short; What’s Old is New Again and Other Notes from Utica-Rome

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"Mr. October" Stewart Friesen Just Misses Victory Lane in 100-Lap Small-Block Super DIRTcar Series event at Utica-Rome Speedway; Are Coil Cars Making a Comeback; Matt Sheppard Burns Up in Closing Laps; Small-Block Racing is Still Exciting Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- October 4, 2017- We've seen this all before. Stewart Friesen - a man who has made the Utica-Rome Speedway his own personal playground in the past - seemed to be well on his way to yet another triumph at the Vernon, N.Y. facility. Of course - given the headline of this article - the…

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Decker ‘Flies’ to Outlaw 200 Victory at Fulton

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Billy Decker Proves Yet Again that Where Extra Distance Races are Concerned, He is the Man to Beat at the Fulton Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- October 2, 2017- Very seldom do you hear Billy Decker - the 'Franklin Flyer' of all people - describe a race as 'tough.' With the amount of ease and finesse that the driver of the familiar No. 91 so seemingly appears to beat his competitors in extra-distance races; the word tough doesn't seem to fit into his vocabulary. It just doesn't seem probable; possible maybe, but probable; certainly…

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Mahaney Impressive in Outlaw 200; Young Guns Turn Some Heads and Other Notes from Fulton

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After Transferring Through the Last Chance Qualifier, Mike Mahaney Drives to Runner-up Finish at Fulton Speedway; Maresca and Williamson Turned some heads; The Johnson Brothers find their way into the top-five and Larry Wight fires from dead last to finish third Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- October 2, 2017- Beyond a doubt, racing requires a multitude of diverse components in order to make one successful in this fickle business. An individual must - above all others - possess talent; that's almost the most obvious item to point out. However, the sport requires much, much more.…

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Varin Completes Modified Weekend Sweep at Fonda Speedway

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Bobby Varin Wins Saturday's Super DIRTcar Series Feature at the 'Track of Champions;' Victorious in Fourth-Straight Start in the Alton and Carole Palmer Owned No. 76 Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- September 24, 2017- Success in racing often comes as the direct result of a few necessary character traits; talent, work ethic and at times, pure unadulterated luck. On Saturday night at the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., all three of those traits culminated in a way that most Hollywood directors couldn't have scripted if their careers or their lives absolutely depended on it. After surviving…

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Varin Kicks Off Fonda Finale Weekend with King of Dirt Victory

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Bobby Varin Wheels the Alton and Carole Palmer Owned No. 76 to KoD Victory Friday Night at the 'Track of Champions' Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY - September 23, 2017 - There are moments in racing where youthful exuberance overcomes age and experience. The small-block modified feature on Friday night at the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. wasn't one of those moments. After a spirited game of cat and mouse between young gun Jessey Mueller and seasoned veteran Bobby Varin that began at the onset of the evening for the King of Dirt small-block modified…

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Friesen Ends Point Season at Fonda in Victory Lane

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Stewart Friesen Passes Craig Hanson on his way to Victory in Second 20-lap Feature at Fonda Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 20, 2017- On the final night of points at the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. last season, one person was missing; Stewart Friesen. After being a fixture in victory lane every year since his arrival in 2012, last year saw the Sprakers, N.Y. resident calling the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. his home for the season leaving his usual place at the ‘Track of Champions’ empty in 2016. His absence…

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Maresca Breaks Through for Fonda Modified Triumph

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Mike Maresca Ends His Streak of Bad Luck with First-Career Victory Saturday Night Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 20, 2017- For young modified competitor Mike Maresca, it seemed that in 2017 if it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. The driver of the now familiar No. 7mm always unloaded with a fast and incredibly competitive car weekly at the famed Fonda, N.Y. oval, yet bad luck reared its ugly head at nearly every turn with flat tires and other inexplicably unfortunate circumstances. In short, the proverbial light at the end…

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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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Wilder Victorious in Fonda Speedway Modified Action

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Jeremy Wilder Wheels his No. 22J to Victory Lane for his Second Victory in 2017 at the ‘Track of Champions’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 6, 2017- Racing is all about timing. Being able to differentiate between knowing when – or in some cases when not to – push the issue is often the deciding factor between finding success behind the wheel or simply bringing nothing but the steering wheel home at the end of the night. In the same respect, knowing when to make a change can either define ones season or -…

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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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Mahaney Victorious in 50-Lap Jack Johnson Tribute at Fonda Speedway

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Mike Mahaney Holds Off Tim Fuller for First Fonda Victory since 2012 Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 3, 2017- Time, as it so often does, has a terrible and innate ability to make memories fade into obscurity. With his driving career coming to a sudden halt nearly a decade ago, the aforementioned statement may hold true in most aspects of life, but not where the legendary Jack Johnson is concerned. For the third consecutive season, the faithful patrons of the historic Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., broke out their orange attire and paid tribute…

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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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