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Gosek Set To Chase Triple Crown Series Title

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ISMA & Oswego Supermodified Champion Joe Gosek Ready to Tackle Triple Crown Championship Series     Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI  / TRIPLE CROWN SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY – March 23, 2017- Twice an International Supermodified Association and Oswego Speedway Supermodified track champion, Joe Gosek is ready to relive the days of old as he prepares to compete in wing and non-wing Supermodified action as a part of the inaugural Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear. A winner of over 70 Supermodified events in his career between the ISMA and Oswego trails, Gosek comes…

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LFR Enterprises Ready To Serve Northeast Race Teams

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LFR Enterprises Acquires LFR Northeast Press Release By: ROB FULLER MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM SHREWSBURY, Mass. - March 23, 2017 - LFR Enterprises, owned by Rob Fuller, has acquired LFR Northeast which was previously operated by Bob Charland. Fuller will take over the Northeast region for modified distribution and sales for LFR Enterprises.  Charland will no longer be selling parts to the racing industry. “Rob and I had an agreement that if I ever wanted to change direction that he would step up and take over,” said Charland. “Rob has a very unique product line that really requires…

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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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Montoya Starts Prepping For Month Of May Indycar Return

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Juan Pablo Montoya Gets Right Back Up To Speed At Barber Open Test Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –March 23, 2017- Juan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” He had not been in an Indy car since the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Sonoma Raceway in September, but Montoya’s quick run-through with Team Penske during an open test session today at Barber Motorsports Park wasn’t anything out of…

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE APRIL 2ND! Story By: Richie Murrray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The largest car count for the "Sumar Classic" in nearly two decades is expected for the USAC Silver Crown season opener Sunday, April 2 at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. Thirty-three drivers and cars are on the list of expected competitors for this year's 100-lap showdown on the famed half-mile dirt oval. The list includes some of the most decorated racers in USAC history as well as one of the strongest fields seen in several seasons. USAC Triple…

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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: LONNIE WHEATLY / 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…

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Not All $5,000-To-Win Races Are Equal: Over $30K Up For Grabs At Hard Clay Open

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Not All $5,000-To-Win Races Are Equal: $30,400 Payout, Non-Top-Heavy Structure Set For ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8 MIDDLETOWN, NY – Take a look at the 2017 dirt Modified Northeast schedule, and you’ll see plenty of $5,000-to-win races. Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Don’t let the winner’s share fool you. They’re not all created equal. On Saturday, April 8 at Orange County Fair Speedway, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ offers $5,000 to the victor for a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main event. The difference is, the payback through the field totaling a massive $30,400…

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World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series to Visit Three States in Three Days

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World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series to Visit Three States in Three Days Whynot Motorsports Park, I-30 Speedway, LoneStar Speedway Story By: Kayla May/WoOLM's Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - March 21, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series hits the road this week to close out the month of March. The traveling band of 15 full-time Series drivers, their crews, and seven Series Officials will conquer a 613 mile trek across three states in three days making three stops along the way. Whynot Motorsports Park- March 24 The first stop of the three-day-swing will be…

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Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo

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Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo Speedway; Advance tickets now available Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 21, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, set to battle head-to-head with some of the nation’s most talented open wheel competitors, one of which will be three-time NASCAR Cup champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions - Tony Stewart. This will be Stewart’s…

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Kyle Larson Returns to Placerville Speedway

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KyleLarson Returns to Placerville Speedway Brad Sweet Presents Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown Presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Riebes Auto Parts, a mid-week special. Story By: Troy Hennig/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PLACERVILLE, CA - March, 21, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Cars will compete in a special mid-week show on Wednesday March 29 when series driver Brad Sweet puts on the Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Riebes Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway. During it fans from the Golden State will have a special treat, as…

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Free Grandstand Admission For This Saturday At New Egypt Speedway’s Open Practice

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Upcoming Events: Saturday March 25, 2017 – Open Practice 12PM-4PM Saturday April 1, 2017 – 20th Annual Opening Night Featuring 358 Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman – Hot Laps @ 5PM, Racing @ 6PM. Free Grandstand Admission For This Saturday At New Egypt Speedway’s Open Practice Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The first of four planned Open Practice sessions will be held this Saturday March 25 at New Egypt Speedway. Drivers in all five our weekly divisions of 358 Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint…

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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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Team Abold and CNY CPR Join Forces For 2017 Season

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CNY CPR  On Board With Jeff Abold Racing Supermodified Team Press Release By: OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY - March 20, 2017 – Team Abold Racing and driver Jeff Abold are proud to partner with CNY CPR for the 2017 Supermodified season. Based in Baldwinsville, CNY CPR provides professional level CPR/AED training in career fields requiring certification such as nurses, doctors, and sports coaches as well as knowledge based training for those who would like to learn how to potentially save a life. Established in 2009, CNY CPR is equipped with certified and experienced…

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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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LOENBRO MOTORSPORTS AND AF RACING JOIN FORCES FOR 2017 RED BULL GRC SEASON

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LOENBRO MOTORSPORTS AND AF RACING JOIN FORCES FOR 2017 RED BULL GRC SEASON Story By: Loenbro Motorsports Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Loenbro Motorsports and AF Racing are pleased to announce a partnership for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season. Effective immediately, the alliance will see the front-running teams in the Supercar and GRC Lites classes join forces to strengthen their collective efforts in pursuit of both of this year’s championships. “Having worked my way up through the ranks of racing, it’s important to me to make sure that talented young drivers have a path to the highest level of…

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ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL PARTNERS WITH MID-ATLANTIC SPRINTS SERIES AS HEADLINE SPONSOR

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ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL PARTNERS WITH MID-ATLANTIC SPRINTS SERIES AS HEADLINE SPONSOR Story By: ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER/MASS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ - In addition to the growing list of sponsors partnering with the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Engler Machine & Tool has signed on as the series headline title sponsor for 2017. Engler will be providing the series with a BRAND NEW 2 3/16 injection system, worth $3,800 dollars, for MASS to raffle off at the end of the season, as well as six-hundred dollars worth of gift certificates to be given away at three Engler sponsored events…

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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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‘How Sweet It Is’ Newman Ends Winless Drought

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Ryan Newman Breaks Drought With Late-Race Strategy At Phoenix Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 20, 2017-  When the winner of Sunday’s Camping World 500 was announced, officials might have thought for a moment that they got the wrong envelope, a la Warren Beatty at the Oscars. But, no, there was no mistake. Ryan Newman was the unexpected winner of the fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season after a late caution gave his No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team the chance to break a drought…

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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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Sweeney Looks To Repeat As Mahoning Valley Late Model Champion

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Mike Sweeney Ready To Defend Mahoning Valley Late Model Title Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM NESQUEHONING, PA. - March 20, 2017- When it comes to asphalt Late Model racing throughout the Northeast, perhaps no driver can boast the kind of numbers reeled off as that of Mike Sweeney over the past two seasons. Sweeney, who hails from Nesquehoning, has collected nearly 20 feature wins with over 50% of those being top two finishes, has led more laps and over that period in his home state of Pennsylvania has sailed by…

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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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Solomito Charges Late For Myrtle Beach Win

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Solomito First Winner For Newly Unified Whelen Modified Tour Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –March 19, 2017- One year ago, Timmy Solomito captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the season-opening Icebreaker at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Fast-forward a year later, the Islip, New York, driver was celebrating a victory in the season-opening race once again. Solomito captured the win in the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen on Saturday at another historic venue, the half-mile Myrtle Beach Speedway, and became the first winner on…

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Allgaier Sails To Victory In Phoenix

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Justin Allgaier Perseveres To Win NASCAR XFINITY Race In Phoenix Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 19, 2017-  Justin Allgaier popped a tire during his celebratory burnout after Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. But you can forgive the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet if he was a trifle rusty with his donuts—Allgaier hadn’t been to Victory Lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since August in 2012 at the road course in Montreal. On a blistering afternoon that brought emotions to a boil at…

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Wayne Taylor Racing Rules 12 Hours Of Sebring

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Wayne Taylor Racing Drivers Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Alexander Lynn Drove To Victory In Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring. Story & Photos By: IMSA WEATHERTECH SERIES MEDIA SEBRING, Fla. –March 19, 2017- Wayne Taylor Racing stormed to a dominant victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday at Sebring Int’l Raceway. Ricky Taylor piloted the No. 10 Cadillac DPi V.R during the final stint, besting the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi V.R driven by Joao Barbosa at the checkered flag by more than 12 seconds to win overall and in the Prototype class.…

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Saturday Phoenix Notebook

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UNLIKE SOME OF HIS FELLOW DRIVERS, LARSON WON'T GET FIGHTING MAD Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. –March 19, 2017- Kyle Larson can’t imagine getting angry enough to take a swing at another driver—because of the potential consequences. Naturally enough, the fisticuffs between Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and their crew members made for animated conversation at Phoenix International Raceway -- site of Sunday's Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX) -- where the chief combatants were summoned to a Friday morning your-attendance-is-requited meeting in the NASCAR transporter. After Logano’s Ford…

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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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Hammer To Sponsor New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Division In 2017

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Hammer To Sponsor New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Division In 2017 Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The Hammer Companies, located in Allentown, NJ, have come aboard to be the official sponsor of the Sportsman division at the New Egypt Speedway for 2017. Hammer is your only local full service contractor for electric, plumbing, heating and cooling. Hammer prides themselves on exceptional workmanship and unparalleled customer service. The division will now be known as the “Hammer Sportsman Division”. “Hammer has been a big marketing partner of the New Egypt Speedway for the last…

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STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At OCFS With Hard Clay Open

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STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At Orange County Fair Speedway With Fourth Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ Spectacular Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – The chase for a $12,500 championship gets underway on the hallowed grounds of Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8. The Halmar International North Region opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP takes place on the Orange County Fairgrounds for the fourth consecutive year on April 8, headlined by a 50-lap main for the big-block/small-block Modifieds offering a total payout of more…

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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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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017

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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the 61-year history of the United States Auto Club, repeating as a national series champion has proven to be one of the ultimate litmus tests of determining the greats in the sport. Though, certainly not unprecedented in the history of the series, the list of drivers who have repeated as a USAC National Midget is chock full of drivers who defined their eras. In 2017, Tanner Thorson has an opportunity to take a big step toward joining…

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American Racer Cup Announces Early Season Tire Drawing Winners

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American Racer Cup Announces Early Season Tire Drawing Winners; Registration Brisk For 2017 Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – Brisk early registration continues for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels. The program is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania with cash and product for simply competing at their home tracks. The program includes Modified and Sportsman competitors at the 13 member facilities utilizing American Racer tires. Last Saturday (March 11) at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway, a “pre-season”…

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Stage Second Annual Atlantic City Event August 12-13

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Stage Second Annual Atlantic City Event August 12-13 Story By: Chris Leone/Red Bull GRC Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Los Angeles, CA (March 16, 2017) - After a successful and exciting inaugural event last year, Red Bull Global Rallycross announced today its return to Bader Field. This year’s edition of Red Bull Global Rallycross Atlantic City will take place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, and will expand to a doubleheader event representing Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2017 season. “Atlantic City produced some of the most over-the-top rallycross action we saw in…

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Over $30K Dished Out At Georgetown This Past Weekend

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$30,044 Cash Distributed Saturday At Georgetown Speedway; Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Releases Earnings For Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – The 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP kicked off its eight-race Velocita South Region last Saturday (March 11) at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway. For 49 laps of racing around the half-mile oval, big-block/small-block Modified competitors took home $30,044 cash in posted purse money and bonuses, plus contingency certificates and product. Below, find the first earnings report of the 2017 STSS season. Only cash is…

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Kerr Looks For Better Results During 2017 Campaign

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Tim Kerr Is Eager To Return To Weekly Competition At Brewerton And Fulton Speedways in 2017. Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / KERR RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PICTON, Ont. – March 16, 2017 – Tim Kerr’s season of Big-Block Modified racing will start later in 2017, but the Picton, Ont. driver believes an extended off-season will be to his benefit. Kerr, a veteran dirt Big-Block Modified driver who competes weekly at Fulton and Brewerton speedways in New York, did not make his usual trip south to Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park with the Super DIRTcar Series last month.…

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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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Reunion Pays Dividends For Dale Coyne Racing

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Reuniting Bourdais, Hampson Provides Immediate Winning Dividends Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO ST. PETERSBURG, Florida –March 15, 2017- The statistics that acknowledge the little-guy analogy of Dale Coyne Racing made the rounds shortly after Sebastien Bourdais’ victory Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 1) It was just the fifth victory in the team’s 31-year history. 2) He was just the fourth driver to win a race for DCR. 3) It was the 36th victory of Bourdais’ career, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for sixth on the…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Myrtle Beach

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Coby's Quest For Fifth Title Faces Host Of Challengers Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2017 - Doug Coby’s quest for a fourth consecutive championship will include some familiar faces as well as some new challengers as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins a new era on Saturday. The 2017 season gets rolling with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at South Carolina's historic Myrtle Beach Speedway, marking a southern kickoff for the newly unified tour. The changes in the tour harken back to the…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Myrtle Beach Performance Plus 150

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Analyzing the Performance Plus 150 at Myrtle Beach Press Release By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -March 15, 2017 – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open the 2017 season on Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Below is a statistical look at the Performance Plus 150, including selected driver notes: Performance Plus 150 Setup: • This marks the second ever visit in NASCAR Modified history to the track, with the only other race won by Andy Seuss in 2009. • Defending NWMT champion Doug Coby…

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Wayne Taylor Racing Leads Prototype Field To Sebring

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Wayne Taylor Racing Leads The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Field Into Sebring Int’l Raceway This Weekend. Story & Photos By: IMSA SERIES MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –March 15, 2017-  Fans of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship learned a great deal about the new Prototype field at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. They are good looking, with a purposeful, means-business profile. But they’re also fast. The premier class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was won by the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R, which clocked its fastest lap at 1 minute, 36.394 seconds, which is more than…

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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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Bridgeport Hires John McCaughey as Head Tech Inspector for 2017 Season

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Bridgeport Hires John McCaughey as Head Tech Inspector for 2017 Season Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Bridgeport, NJ (March 14, 2017) – Many improvements to Bridgeport's facility have been made throughout the off-season including a fresh new coat of paint to the outside guardrail, new safety netting all along the back stretch fence, upgrades to the skyboxes, new concession equipment, and now the recent hiring of a new 2017 tech inspector. John McCaughey has been hired to oversee all pre and post race tech inspections for the Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, and Outlaw Stocks for the upcoming…

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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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