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BRIAN SHUEY TO CHASE BAPS LATE MODEL TITLE IN ‘18

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BRIAN SHUEY TO CHASE BAPS LATE MODEL TITLE IN ‘18 (SCOTT LEE RACING EXPANDS SCHEDULE WITH ADDED SUPPORT) Story By: Jeff Gromis Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Reading, PA - Brian Shuey and Scott Lee Racing have announced they intend to chase the BAPS Motor Speedway model championship in 2018 as part of an aggressive 38-race season schedule which also includes up to 12 races at Grandview Speedway and up to 14 races with the Mason Dixon Shoot-Out Series. (BAPS is the former Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA.) The plan, that nearly doubles the number of races for the team…

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McKnight Planning Four Trips to Oswego in 2018

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McKnight Planning Four Trips to Oswego in 2018 Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Dawn Gray & Chris Burgess/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY (February 22, 2018) - Brampton, Ontario’s Dave McKnight has been as busy as any Supermodified driver out there the past four years. He’s spent that time with Morton Motorsports traveling to a variety of events between ISMA, MSA, and of course at Oswego Speedway. Approaching their fifth season together, McKnight and team owner Gary Morton are ready as ever to ‘right the ship’ following a challenging 2017 campaign. Obviously, McKnight knows how to get around. He’s the 2001…

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Will There Be A Record $57,500 Champion? The Chase Begins March 16-17 At Georgetown

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Will There Be A Record $57,500 Champion? The Chase Begins March 16-17 At Georgetown Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Will there be a $57,500 champion in 2018? Race fans can witness this historic chase get underway on March 16-17 when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco opens its season with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway. Thanks to the efforts of Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, the STSS offers the most lucrative champion’s share in the country for big-block/small-block Modified racers this…

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Atlanta Weekend Preview

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Atlanta Weekend Preview Feb. 22, 2018 Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Atlanta Holds Strong Memories For Harvick For so many longtime NASCAR fans, Kevin Harvick’s maiden win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2001 was memorable for the context he scored it in. It was only Harvick’s third start after suddenly being asked to drive Richard Childress Racing’s Chevrolet after Childress’ driver -- the great seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt -- perished on the final lap of the season-opening Daytona 500. Harvick arrived in Atlanta full of emotion – a newlywed tasked to fill the sport’s biggest…

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Woodhull Raceway 2018 Season Schedule Released

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Woodhull Raceway 2018 Season Schedule Released Story By: Steve Ovens/Woodhull Raceway Phoos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com (WOODHULL, NY) – 'New York's Toughest Bullring' is gearing up for their 2018 season- their 54th consecutive season of racing at the Woodhull, NY facility founded by the Williams family and now owned and promoted by Ted and Brandi White. The 2018 schedule features 25 race nights, a stop by the Lucal Oil Pro Pulling Series and the traditional September stop by the New York State Horse Pulling Association. Traveling series making stop on the High Banks this season include the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short…

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VP Racing Fuels Returns as the Official Fuel of Weedsport Speedway

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VP Racing Fuels Returns as the Official Fuel of Weedsport Speedway Story By: Dan Kapusckinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (February 21, 2018) - VP Racing Fuels, the world leader in race fuel technology, will return as the official fuel of Weedsport Speedway in 2018. Sporting one of the most diverse schedules in all of short track racing, Weedsport Speedway will see a total of ten events competing under the VP Racing Fuels banner. "We are excited to have VP back on board for 2018,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “Their products, support, and…

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World of Outlaws Gear Up for Two Huge Nights at Smoky Mountain Speedway

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World of Outlaws Gear Up for Two Huge Nights at Smoky Mountain Speedway Tennessee Tipoff features two $10,000-to-win complete shows Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MARYVILLE, TN - Feb. 21, 2018 - The Tennessee Tipoff on March 9-10 at Smoky Mountain Speedway is definitely going to be "two" big to miss. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will lead an expected huge field of star drivers into two, complete $10,000-to-win events. The Outlaws are coming off four consecutive nights of DIRTcar Nationals action in Florida where four different drivers found their way to Victory Lane,…

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HBR Leaves Florida With Bigger Notebook

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HBR Leaves Florida With Bigger Notebook Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – February 21, 2018 - Most teams travel south to Volusia Speedway Park to escape the winter weather and get their racing fix. The Heinke-Baldwin Race team used the four nights during the DIRTcar Nationals as a test session to prepare their teams for the upcoming season. “We went down there with an open mind,” Jimmy Phelps said. “We brought a package that we hadn’t had any experience with and wanted to give a try. We really didn’t know where we were going…

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Kressley Enjoys ‘Exciting’ Week at DIRTcar Nationals

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Kressley Enjoys 'Exciting' Week at DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Cody Manmiller/BKR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com OREFIELD, PA. – Brett Kressley turned a lot of heads, consistently passed cars and earned loads of confidence on his maiden voyage to Volusia Speedway Park for last week’s DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, Fla. “The week was really exciting,” Kressley said. “I enjoyed the experience a lot, and I’m already tentatively putting it on my schedule for 2019.” In four nights, Kressley crossed the line ninth, 17th, 22nd, and one spot out of qualification in the opening night’s Last Chance Showdown, but those results don’t…

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Lucas Oil Champion Gets Sweet Bonus in 2018

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Lucas Oil Champion Gets Sweet Bonus in 2018 Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (February 20, 2018) - Sweet Manufacturing, an industry leader in steering and suspension components, continues to give back to racers. "We are proud to partner with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again for the 2018 season," said Randy Sweet, President of Sweet Manufacturing. "Being associated with the premier sanctioning body for dirt late models will allow us to showcase our products to teams across the country." For the second consecutive year, the Sweet Manufacturing Championship Bonus will award the…

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Pioneer Pole Buildings and Metal Roofing Hosts Reading Fairgrounds Race Reunion and Car Show

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Pioneer Pole Buildings and Metal Roofing Hosts Reading Fairgrounds Race Reunion and Car Show Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Mandee Pauch Relations - February 21, 2018 - We are just days away from the Reading Fairgrounds Race Reunion and Car Show presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings and Pioneer Metal Roofing. Come out and see the cars and stars of the past along with modern day cars, drivers, and memorabilia at Pioneer Pole Buildings in Schuylkill Haven, PA this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Once again, we are ready to honor and remember the drivers and cars that ran at the great Reading…

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Announces Partnership with NOS Energy Drink

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Announces Official Partnership with NOS Energy Drink Outlaws Return to Action Next Week at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Feb. 21, 2018 - The World of Outlaws is excited to welcome NOS® Energy Drink- as the preferred energy drink of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. "Our whole company is excited to be involved with the World of Outlaws," said Lauren Albano, Marketing Director for NOS® Energy. "Dirt racing has shown its strength in popularity and fan…

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Bentley Warren ‘Hall of Fame Legends’ T-Shirt Coming Soon at Oswego Speedway

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Bentley Warren 'Hall of Fame Legends' T-Shirt Coming Soon at Oswego Speedway Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos Provided By: Oswego Speedway OSWEGO, NY (February 20, 2018) - Oswego Speedway is pleased to announce the latest addition to the track’s ‘Hall of Fame Legends’ series line of t-shirts brought to fans by ASI Racewear, which already includes Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift, Eddie Bellinger Jr, Steve Gioia Jr, and Joe Gosek. In the coming days, fans will be able to purchase t-shirts honoring the newest member of the Hall of Fame Legends class; seven time speedway champion and 2007 Hall of…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA OPENS WITH DIVERSE 2018 SCHEDULE

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ALBANY-SARATOGA OPENS WITH DIVERSE 2018 SCHEDULE Opening Night to Pay $7,500 to Win Story By: Don Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (February 20, 2018) - It’s finally here! The 2018 schedule for the famed Albany-Saratoga Speedway was announced today by track promoter Lyle DeVore and promises to be the most exciting schedule the track has offered since it returned to dirt in 2012. The DIRTcar NE sanctioned speedway will play host to a number of visiting series and special promotion events that contain something for everyone—from the DIRTcar sanctioned Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks…

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Lancaster National Speedway Partners with New Era Cap

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Lancaster National Speedway Partners with New Era Cap Co., Inc. for Headwear Story By: Dave Buchanan/Lancaster Speedway LANCASTER, N.Y. (February 19, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway and New Era Cap Co., Inc. two iconic businesses of Western New York, have teamed up to provide fans and teams with their internationally known logos on headwear. New Era, the official cap company of the National Football League, Major League Baseball and NASCAR, is creating exclusive headwear for WNY’s Premier Motorsports Facility. Beginning this season, several varieties of caps with the track logo will be available for sale at the track and online.…

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JANKOWIAK WINS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET FINALE

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ANDY JANKOWIAK WINS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET FINALE; BONSIGNORE NAMES 2018 SERIES CHAMPION; NICK DELCAMPO RACES TO SLINGSHOT CHECKERED; CODY KLINE IS TITLE WINNER; BROWN BEATS ROSS IN CHAMP KART HEADLINER Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 9, 2018 . . . Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed Tim Buckwalter six laps into Saturday’s 40-lap feature to win the Indoor Auto Racing Series feature at Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. “This is the one I wanted to win,” Jankowiak said. “I’ve won ‘em before but this is the first I…

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale

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Bronson Strikes Gold in East Bay Finale Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2018) - Kyle Bronson raced to the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night during the finale of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Bronson lives only a short distance from the race track and managed to defend his home turf valiantly. He took the lead on lap 55 and then held off Jonathan Davenport for the win, in front of a capacity grandstand. Bronson marked his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win,…

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Williams Grove Opener Is One Month Away

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Williams Grove Opener Is One Month Away Sunday, March 11 Sprints-Only Program Will Lift Curtain On 2018 Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg – Just one month remains until the 2018 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, March 11, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars. A 2 pm starting time is slated for the sprints-only program that will find the high-flying sprinters competing in a 25-lap main paying $3,600 to win. Thomasville’s Greg Hodnett is the defending opening day winner at Williams Grove Speedway. Hodnett went on to claim a total…

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 10, 2018 — The first of two Gator Qualifying Nights for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds was on Saturday, February 10th. The 79 teams that have appeared at least once during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals were split up into two groups with half the field racing on the 10th, while the other half get the day off before returning to the track on Sunday, February 11th. In the first of two Big Gator Qualifying Nights to…

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Schatz Extends DIRTcar Nationals Points Lead with First Outlaw Win of 2018

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Schatz Extends DIRTcar Nationals Points Lead with First Outlaw Win of 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – February 10, 2018 – Clearly, Donny Schatz has a flair for the dramatic in 2018. After sweeping All-Stars competition with a pair of thrilling victories, Schatz excited the DIRTcar Nationals standing room only crowd once again Saturday night, exchanging slide jobs with Jason Johnson en route to his 250th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory. Johnson settled for second with Tim Shaffer, who rebounded from a nasty crash last night, completing…

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Davenport Stops Richards at East Bay

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Davenport Stops Richards at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport passed Josh Richards on lap 47 and then held him off for the win on Friday night at East Bay Raceway Park during the 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Gregg Satterlee came home in third, followed by Billy Moyer Jr., and Mason Zeigler. Davenport picked up his 29th career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win and his fourth ever at "The Clay by the Bay." Davenport started sixth in the field,…

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Haudenschild Thrills Capacity Crowd for First Career Outlaw Win

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Sheldon Haudenschild Thrills Capacity Crowd for First Career Outlaw Win on Opening Night of 40th Anniversary Season Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - February 9, 2018 - Sheldon Haudenschild passed race-long leader Paul McMahan on a Lap 27 restart to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature in thrilling fashion at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Haudenschild, in his first Outlaw start with the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17, assumed the runner-up position with three laps remaining after Ian Madsen caught the rut in turn one…

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PAYNE WORST TO FIRST IN INAUGURAL ALBANY DEBUT

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TEENAGER ANTHONY PAYNE, FROM 24TH, AVOIDS WRECKS TO WIN FIRST EVER THREE QUARTER MIDGET FEATURE ON OPENING NIGHT OF ALBANY INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES, STEVE SVANDA CALIMS SLINGSHOT CO-FEATURE; BONSIGNORE TAKES POINTS LEAD INTO SATURDAY SEASON FINALE; FIVE SLINGSHOT RACERS STILL IN TITLE CONTENTION Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 9, 2018 . . . Second generation driver Anthony Payne started 24th in Friday night’s Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Racing Fuels 40-lap feature and with his father Joey Payne, Sr. looking on, won his first career (TQ) Three Quarter Midget…

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Sportsman Racers Ready To Tackle DIRTcar 358 Modified Division At Fulton

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Sportsman Racers Ready To Tackle DIRTcar 358 Modified Division At The Fulton Speedway Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – When it was announced in 2017 that the Fulton Speedway would be going to the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds as its headline division, interest was immediately high from some of the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways' SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman race teams. Defending track champion at both speedways, Ron Davis III, plus top-runners Todd Root, Tyler Trump and Glenn Forward have all indicated they are excited to make the move from the Sportsman division to the 358…

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay

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Sheppard Romps from 21st at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard charged from the 21st starting spot to win Thursday night's Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. Sheppard won the Winternationals opener on Monday night. Tonight, he took the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 22 and then held off Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist for the win. Trailing Sheppard and Bloomquist to the finish line were Devin Moran, Josh Richards, and Tyler Erb. Jimmy Owens led…

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - For the second time in as many days, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, officially sweeping All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz’s route to victory on Thursday evening was just as impressive as the night before, ultimately diminishing a near-straightaway lead held by Chad Kemenah at the midpoint…

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TQ MIDGET, SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART DRIVERS IN TOWN FOR FIRST WEEKEND RACES IN DOWNTOWN ALBANY

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THREE QUARTER MIDGET, SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART DRIVERS IN TOWN FOR FIRST WEEKEND RACES AT TIMES UNION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN ALBANY; TRACK CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE, JUSTIN BONSIGNORE, ERICK RUDOLPH TO FIGHT FOR INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OVER TWO NIGHTS OF RACING Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 8, 2018 . . . The elaborate reconfiguration of the Times Union Center Arena from a comedian’s stage to a competitive car racing track took place over the course of Thursday, Feb. 8, and now is readiness for the green flag to drop Friday, Feb.…

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida.........Five past "Winter Dirt Games" feature winners have entered the 2018 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season openers Feb. 15-16-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The ninth edition of the three-race series in the heart of Florida has had 11 different winning drivers in its 22-race history. The winner of the opener at the most recent trip by the series to Ocala was Ione, California's Justin Grant. The 2018…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba

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Lucas Oil Late Models Take the Stage at Bubba Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OH (February 8, 2018) - The 2018 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will conclude on Sunday, February 11th when the nation's top drivers take center stage at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. A star-studded group of drivers will converge on the 3/8-mile oval. Series regulars and hopeful young rookies will battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts. The Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - Presented by GEICO will feature a full program of racing for…

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$20K Up For Grabs For New Egypt/Big Diamond Sweep Courtesy of Sunoco

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$20,000 up for grabs to win the Big Diamond and New Egypt Speedway track titles in 2018 courtesy of Insinger Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Insigner Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels, the leading provider of racing fuel in the Northeast have once again stepped up to the plate in their support of our local dirt modified racing. Insigner Performance has teamed up with Big Diamond Speedway and New Egypt Speedway to announce a $5,000 bonus to any driver who can win both the Big Diamond and New Egypt Speedway track…

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Overton Strikes at East Bay

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Overton Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 7, 2018) - Brandon Overton took the lead on lap 26 from Josh Richards and led the remaining 14 laps to capture his first career East Bay Raceway Park win on Wednesday night. The 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs produced another spectacular feature race, as the 40-lapper saw three different leaders, and lots of action throughout the field. Overton's third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Davenport, and Bobby…

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals action continues later today Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - Mounting an impressive hard charge to the front, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz led the final nine circuits on Wednesday evening to claim $5,000 during the opening night of the sprint car segment of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, Schatz’s eighth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at the Barberville half-mile, occurred in fantastic fashion, advancing…

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DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE JOINS THE MASS

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DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE JOINS THE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES AS THE HEADLINE SPONSOR FOR THE 2018 SEASON Story By: ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER/MASS Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com With an exciting and diverse schedule on tap for the 2018 season, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is excited to announce that the Delaware Auto Exchange has signed on to be the title sponsor for the upcoming season. “When I went to MASS’ last race at Georgetown Speedway late last October, I was impressed with the positive atmosphere and family-like vibe that I experienced walking through the pits that night,” President of DEA,…

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Beyea Custom Headers Signs On To Reward Short Track Super Series Competitors

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Beyea Custom Headers Signs On To Reward Short Track Super Series Competitors Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GENOA, NY – Beyea Custom Headers has signed on to reward Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified competitors in 2018. A new, multi-faceted program brings the Beyea brand into the STSS for the first time. At all STSS Modified events – Halmar International North and Velocita-USA South – the Hard Charger (driver gaining the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the main event) will receive a $200 Beyea certificate.…

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KTJ & HOFFMAN SET FOR USAC SPRINT DEBUT AT OCALA

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DYNAMIC DUO: KTJ & HOFFMAN SET FOR USAC SPRINT DEBUT AT OCALA FEB. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Over the course of the past several decades, Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. has been synonymous with USAC Sprint Car success. Likewise, over these past two seasons, no driver has won more traditional sprint car features than Kevin Thomas, Jr. When the announcement came down in late 2017 that these two success stories would illustrate a new chapter in the coming year by combining resources, it made complete sense. Thomas' car will be dressed in the storied…

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World of Outlaws to Make Debut on Bridgeport’s New 3/8-Mile Track in 2018

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World of Outlaws to Make Debut on Bridgeport’s New 3/8-Mile Track in 2018 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – February 6, 2018 – For the first time in over two decades, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, however this time with a twist. The Series will make its first start on Bridgeport’s newly constructed 3/8-mile track on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Bridgeport Speedway is a world-class dirt track facility that features three dirt track configurations. The most commonly used is the spacious 5/8-mile that…

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener Second career win in DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Feb. 6, 2018 - The premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar UMP Modified ranks from across North America converged to Volusia Speedway Park (FL) for night number one of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. A stellar field of 65 teams made their way to the Sunshine State to compete in the first of seven straight nights of competition for the open-wheeled weekly warriors. David Stremme, originally from South Bend, IN and…

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay

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Davenport Holds Off Overton at East Bay  Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Paul Arch & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 6, 2018) - Jonathan Davenport fought off a furious late-race challenge from Brandon Overton to win night two of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park. A caution with 22 laps complete set up and eight-lap shootout between Davenport and the tenth-place starting Overton. The two raced the outside line around the 1/3-mile oval using every inch of the cushion that remained. Davenport went to the outside of a…

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SMITTY’S COLLISION CENTER SIGNS ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

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SMITTY’S COLLISION CENTER SIGNS ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW Story By: Bob Miller/Dirt Track Heroes Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall…

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Land Hoe Maintenance LLC Presents Short Track Super Series Modified North Region Hard Charger Award

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Land Hoe Maintenance LLC Presents Short Track Super Series Modified North Region Hard Charger Award At All 10 Events Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DANBURY, CT – Land Hoe is ready to go! John Brown of Land Hoe Maintenance LLC has sweetened the pot for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Modified competitors. At all 10 STSS North Region races, a $150 cash Hard Charger Award has been posted by Land Hoe Maintenance LLC. This program kicks off Sunday, April 8 with the fifth running…

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GANDER OUTDOORS 400 AND 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED AT POCONO

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GANDER OUTDOORS 400 AND 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED Story By: Pocono Raceway Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. (February 6, 2018) – Pocono Raceway announces event names for two of the ‘The Tricky Triangle’s’ NASCAR-sanctioned races this season. The July 28th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 150 and the July 29th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 400. “The Gander Outdoors brand and product line is a great fit for Pocono Raceway, our region and our customers’ lifestyle,” said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. “The Pocono Mountains…

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Tyler Dippel Back With RJR Full Time; Will Compete In Select Truck Races

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Tyler Dippel Back With RJR Full Time; Will Compete In Select Truck Races Story By: Rhett Jones Racing Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Tyler Dippel will return to Rette Jones Racing for his third season of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Dippel, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., will continue to pilot the No. 30 D and A Concrete Contractor/TYCAR Trenchless Technologies Ford Fusion. He’ll make his 28th career start in the season-opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday night, Feb. 18. “I’m looking forward to another season in the NASCAR…

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PNC Bank Backing Ganassi & Scott Dixon

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PNC Bank Backing Ganassi & Scott Dixon Story By: Chip Ganassi Racing Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS – PNC Bank will become primary sponsor of the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 9 entry driven by Scott Dixon in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The sponsorship represents an expansion of the PNC-CGR relationship that dates back to 2013 when PNC Bank became an official sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing. Driven by four-time IndyCar Series champion Dixon, the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda will appear in eight markets within the PNC footprint. Most notably, Dixon and the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda…

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Mike Mahaney Releases 2018 Plans

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Mike Mahaney Releases 2018 Plans Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – February 6, 2018 – After a busy 2017 season, the hot shoe out of King Ferry, NY, Mike Mahaney, plans on tackling just as much, if not more races for the 2018 season. Once racing season kicks off in the northeast, Mahaney plans on tackling a different route, unlike years past. Mahaney plans to once again race in four different divisions, but this year he has no plans to run for a track title. “We’re going to hit enough shows…

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Hefty ‘Pre-Season’ American Racer Cup Drawing Set For March 17

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Hefty ‘Pre-Season’ American Racer Cup Drawing Set For March 17; Registered Modified & Sportsman Teams Benefit Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – A hefty ‘pre-season’ tire giveaway is looming for the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco. On March 17, the second tire giveaway of the year is planned for registered American Racer Cup drivers in both the Modified and Sportsman divisions. The drawing will take place at the Northeast Modified opener at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway, but drivers need not be present to win. The American Racer Cup Facebook page will broadcast the…

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener

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Sheppard Edges Moran in East Bay Opener Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Mark Ranaleltta & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com TAMPA, FL (February 5, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard passed Devin Moran coming off turn four on the final lap to win the opening night of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The 30-lap, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event saw four different leaders. Moran held the top spot at two different points and finished in second, with Earl Pearson, Jr. claiming the third position. Jonathan Davenport was in contention for the win until the end…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY RACER MARC JOHNSON TO DRIVE TQ MIDGET AT TIMES UNION ARENA THIS WEEKEND

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY DIRT MODIFIED RACER MARC JOHNSON TO DRIVE THREE QUARTER MIDGET AT TIMES UNION ARENA THIS WEEKEND; DEMETRIOUS DRELLOS IS SLINGSHOT ENTRANT; CHAMP KART CLASS ADDED Story By: Ernie Saxton/Albany Indoor Race Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALBANY, NY February 5, 2018 . . . Marc Johnson, the 2016 Modified champion at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, has entered the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels (Three Quarter) TQ Midget competition this coming weekend, February 9-10, 2018 at the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. Johnson will be driving the highly regarded Sharpe-Shifter Motorsports No. 21 TQ Midget owned…

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Lancaster Speedway and Race of Champions Add Fifth Modified Race

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Lancaster Speedway and Race of Champions Add Fifth Modified Race Midweek Modified Mania to take place on Thursday, August 2 Story By: Dave Buchanan/Lancaster Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com LANCASTER, N.Y (February 5, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway and the Race of Champions are adding a Modified race to the 2018 schedule now giving the devout fans of the series five opportunities to see the Ground Pounders at LNS. Being dubbed “Midweek Modified Mania” for the added race, it will be a 50-lap chase to the checkered flag on Thursday, Aug. 2 and include the Advance Auto Street Stocks and…

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Chad Boespflug's 2017 season began with an extreme dose of optimism. Coming off a career year in 2016 in which he won six USAC-sanctioned features, Boespflug combined his team's resources with those of the previous year's championship winning entry, and winningest team in the history of the series, the legendary Hoffman/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69. After a seemingly strong start which included an instant classic triumph on the red clay of Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway last April, success became harder to…

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Precision Hydraulic & Oil Presents 2018 Short Track Super Series South Region Hard Charger Award

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Precision Hydraulic & Oil Presents 2018 Short Track Super Series South Region Hard Charger Award - $200 Per Event! Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ – Passing cars will bring a guaranteed reward on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region. Precision Hydraulic & Oil of Wrightstown, N.J., has signed on to present the Hard Charger Award – worth $200 cash – at all eight STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modified events starting with Round No. 1 on Saturday, March 17 at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway. Precision Hydraulic & Oil…

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