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Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Illinois Doubleheader Set for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 23, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hits the road again this weekend, returning to the "Land of Lincoln" for two action-packed, $12,000-to-win events. The weekend doubleheader to wrap up the month of April will kick off on Friday, April 26 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill, followed by an appearance at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill on Saturday, April 27. At both venues, the nation's top dirt late model drivers are expected to challenge a strong…

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$8,000 to Win, $11 to Get In? It’s Happening at Fonda Speedway This Saturday, April 27

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$8,000 to Win, $11 to Get In? It’s Happening at Fonda Speedway This Saturday, April 27 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY - $8,000 to win. $11 to get in? Yes, it’s true. This Saturday (April 27), Fonda Speedway hosts its ‘Fonda Allegiance Night’ in an unprecedented program at the ‘Track of Champions’ facility. After rain nixed last weekend’s scheduled Season Opener, ‘Fonda Allegiance Night’ will also kick-start the 2019 season at the track. The Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds race 30 laps for a mammoth $8,000 to win! Second-place will offer $4,000. As the Season Opener, a…

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STANGLE SCORES A WIN IN THE VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

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STANGLE SCORES A WIN IN THE VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks & Ted Maliowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (April 21, 2019) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Plumsted Township Night, Matt Stangle scored a win in the Vahlco Wheels Modified feature. The Crate Modified feature was won by Eric Palmer. Rich Mellor collected the checkered flag in the main event for the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. Joe Garey Sr. visited victory lane after winning the 4-Cylinder race while Anthony Tramontana Jr. was the victor…

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Chris Allen Jr. Rim-Rides To Delaware Score

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Chris Allen Jr. Rim-Rides To Delaware Score Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC DELMAR, Del. – Chris Allen Jr. scored his first USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series victory on Wednesday night at the half-mile Delaware Int’l Speedway. Bill Unglert had the early lead, holding off Allen’s advances until lap seven. Once Allen found a comfortable lane on the top groove, he rocketed past Unglert and secured the lead coming out of turn two. Until a caution on lap 17, Allen held a four-second lead on the rest of field while he worked his way through lapped traffic. There was a…

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BLEWETT WINS WALL STADIUM MODIFIED OPENER

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BLEWETT WINS WALL STADIUM MODIFIED OPENER Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ For the third straight year defending Modified stock car driving champion Jimmy Blewett won the season opening race at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday night. It was the 77th career main event win for the Howell resident. Derek Hopkinson of Toms River jumped to the lead early in the 40-lapper but Blewett soon advanced to second spot in the 23 car field. Blewett then stalked Hopkinson until making his winning pass in the outside lane in turns one and two.…

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Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown

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Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. Heading into tonight's event at the Dirt Capitol, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Davenport now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall. Brandon Sheppard roared…

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Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic

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Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (April 11, 2019) - Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens broke a fan blade in hot laps, which relegated him to his back-up car. His backup entry proved to be the best of the night as he dominated the main event. Brandon…

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SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS

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SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019)………Five past winners of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" are ready to roll in this Sunday's 19th edition of the event at the Terre Haute Action Track. The USAC Silver Crown season opener from the half-mile dirt oval on April 14 features 27 drivers and cars, including the reigning winner from Ione, California, Justin Grant (2018), Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. (2017), Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary (2016), Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. (2015) and Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson (2014). Swanson…

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THE BATTLE FOR NASCAR AND TRACK TITLES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13

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THE BATTLE FOR NASCAR AND TRACK TITLES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 10, 2019 . . . The battle of the NASCAR and track titles kicks off this Saturday at Grandview Speedway. Coming off a hugely successful VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial the Rogers family is looking forward to the doubleheader card of T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman that will be the Saturday night show throughout the season with special attractions being added from time-to-time.                  Former track champions Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk…

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BRB CONTRACTORS SPONSORS TRIPLE HEADER SHOW AT THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

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BRB CONTRACTORS SPONSORS TRIPLE HEADER SHOW AT THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway will see action this Sunday with a triple header show sponsored by BRB Contractors of King of Prussia, PA. This event will feature the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Crate Sportsman and the season opener for the winged warriors of the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club (URC) . This will be the only event at Bridgeport for the month of April before the speedway returns for weekly Saturday night racing on…

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Four Races in Four Days for Lucas Late Models

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Four Races in Four Days for Lucas Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 10, 2019) - A busy weekend awaits the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with four stops in four days at four tracks in three states. More than $180,000 is up for grabs during the 96-hour stint.  Atomic Speedway will kick off the four-day spectacular on Thursday, April 11th. The $12,000-to-win, Buckeye Spring 50 will include a complete program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Additionally, the Sport Modifieds will compete for a $500 top prize.…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT SATURDAY AT LINCOLN

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT SATURDAY AT LINCOLN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, Pennsylvania (April 9, 2019)………Following a washed out opener last weekend at Williams Grove, the USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars are ready to fire off this Saturday night, April 13 at Lincoln Speedway. The event marks the first appearance for the East Coast Sprint Cars at the 3/8-mile dirt oval and the first for USAC Sprint Cars of any kind since the AMSOIL National Series visited in 2017, a race won by Thomas Meseraull for Heffner Racing. Steven Drevicki of Reading,…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY MANAGEMENT HOLDS STAFF MEETING

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FONDA SPEEDWAY MANAGEMENT HOLDS STAFF MEETING Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – On Saturday afternoon April 6, Fonda Speedway management held a staff meeting for employees of the track for the 2019-racing season. Heather Deyo and Denise Page held separate meetings for employees of certain areas of the speedway while Brett Deyo and Jamie Page held a meeting in the Fair Board office at the entrance of the fairgrounds for the remaining employees who were present. “History keeps the Track of Champions what it is today,” Brett Deyo said during the meeting. “We need…

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GODOWN LOGS A WIN AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY’S CABIN FEVER

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GODOWN LOGS A WIN AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY’S CABIN FEVER Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks & John John Lane/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (April 7, 2019) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Cabin Fever 40 presented by Oliver Communications Group, Ryan Godown topped the field in the Vahlco Modified feature. The Crate Modified feature went to Ryan Simmons. Jermain Godshall was the victor in the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event. TJ Graves took the checkered flag in the 4-Cylinder race with Ryan Godown Jr. winning the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman…

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HEIMBACH, FERREE AND DUKE PICK UP FEATURE WINS IN NON-STOP FEATURE NIGHT

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HEIMBACH, FERREE AND DUKE PICK UP FEATURE WINS IN NON-STOP FEATURE NIGHT Story By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa - Blane Heimbach is a veteran behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. When asked about next weekend’s Keith Kauffman Tribute Race hosted by the All Star Circuit of Champions, Heimbach remarked how it made him feel old as he remembered fondly trading sliders and competing with the all time leading feature winner at the Port Royal Speedway. If Saturday night’s results are of indication of what’s to come, Heimbach still has plenty left in…

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Bell rings up Bristol win, banks Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus

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Bell rings up Bristol win, banks Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus Story By: Kenny Bruce/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – Christopher Bell overtook Brandon Jones with less than 20 laps remaining to capture Saturday’s Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and pocketed a $100,000 bonus for his efforts. Bell, driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, was one of four drivers competing for the series’ Dash 4 Cash bonus. Other eligible drivers didn’t finish far behind – Tyler Reddick finished second, Chase Briscoe finished fourth and Michael Annett wound up eighth. “That’s pretty cool to get…

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70+ Cars On Hand For Saturday’s Open Practice; The Chase Beings This Saturday Night At New Egypt Speedway

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70+ Cars On Hand For Saturday’s Open Practice; The Chase Beings This Saturday Night At New Egypt Speedway Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – 71 cars officially went through inspection at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday for their annual free to the public open practice session. The practice that was held from 12-4 saw teams shaking down their machines in anticipation of this Saturday night’s Opening Night. Fast-Timers in each weekly Saturday night division and earning Opening Night redraw positions were John McClelland in the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds with a time of…

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FREE GRANDSTAND SEATING FOR WALL STADIUM SATURDAY (APR. 6) PRACTICE

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FREE GRANDSTAND SEATING FOR WALL STADIUM SATURDAY (APR. 6) PRACTICE Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL, N.J. ~ Stock car racers will have their final opportunity before opening night to test their new and rebuilt creations this Saturday, April 6, as Wall Stadium Speedway hosts a paid practice session. Although there is a fee for competitors to participate, fans are welcome into the grandstands free of charge. On Saturday, April 6, competitor pit area gates will open at 9:00 a.m. before a special “rookie practice session” begins at 10:00 a.m. All cars will then be…

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Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models

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Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 1, 2019) - The elite teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend. A doubleheader of racing action in Tennessee and Georgia is on tap with Friday's event at 411 Motor Speedway, followed by an event on Saturday at North Georgia Speedway. Both events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first ever visit…

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‘Super Season’ at Georgetown Speedway Gets Early Start Thursday, April 18

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‘Super Season’ at Georgetown Speedway Gets Early Start Thursday, April 18 Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – ‘Super season’ at Georgetown Speedway starts early in 2019. The Sunoco Super Late Models make their first ‘19 Georgetown appearance on Thursday, April 18 in a program that is certain to delight fans of the division. The Super Late Models are joined by their RUSH Late Model counterparts in an exciting event at the Sussex County half-mile oval. The memory of racer Mark ‘Coot’ Williams will be in the spotlight as the Sunoco Super Late Models race…

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY HONORS DOUG HOFFMAN WITH 2019 SEASON OPENER

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY HONORS DOUG HOFFMAN WITH 2019 SEASON OPENER Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway will again honor Doug Hoffman when the track opens its gates for the first race of the 2019 season on Saturday, March 30th with the seventh running of the 60 Over Special - Doug Hoffman Memorial Race. The Bridgeport Speedway was an integral part of Doug Hoffman's racing career which oddly enough, began on the 1/5th mile asphalt track of the Dorney Park Speedway in Allentown, PA in 1977. Dorney Park was just minutes away from the Hoffman family…

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SWANSON PERSEVERES IN MEMPHIS 100 WIN

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SWANSON PERSEVERES IN MEMPHIS 100 WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Millington, Tennessee (March 23, 2019)………It takes a master of a craft for an individual to adapt to anything thrown at them. Kody Swanson has encountered countless tests throughout the offseason - in the weeks leading up to the first race and on both days of race weekend - yet he managed to ace them all, culminating in Saturday's "Memphis 100" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series victory at Memphis International Raceway. At the conclusion of 2018, Swanson migrated to Nolen Racing after…

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Crew Members Are Unsung Heroes of World of Outlaws Lifestyle

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Crew Members Are Unsung Heroes of World of Outlaws Lifestyle Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - March 19, 2019 - Life on the road with a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series race team is always challenging. Very rarely do drivers ever race at a track near their shop, house or hometown. This weekend, teams from all over the Midwest and East Coast will converge on Tennessee for Friday’s event at Duck River Raceway Park and Saturday’s race at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Chase Junghans, his crew chief Corey Richman and the rest of…

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JUSTIN BONSIGNORE, TJ REED AND AUSTIN SILFEE ARE SYRACUSE INDOOR FRIDAY NIGHT WINNERS

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JUSTIN BONSIGNORE, TJ REED AND AUSTIN SILFEE ARE SYRACUSE INDOOR FRIDAY NIGHT WINNERS; SERIES CONCLUDES TONIGHT; CHAMPIONS TO BE HONORED Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY March 9, 2019 . . . Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, NY bested Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY Friday night in the 40-lap Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels in a titanic fight to the finish between two past Series champions locked in mortal combat. “You never have to worry about racing with Erick (Rudolph). He’s tough to beat…

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Fulton Speedway Revamps Saturday Night Special During NAPA Super DIRT Week

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Fulton Speedway Revamps Saturday Night Special During NAPA Super DIRT Week New ‘Win and You’re In’ format pays $4,000-to-win, more than $22,000 up for grabs Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — March 7, 2019 — Fulton Speedway and DIRTcar Racing are stepping up the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified game for the annual “Win and You’re In” event during NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. For the past decade, Saturday night of “Racing’s Biggest Party” has featured a special Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified race to award the final starting position in…

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Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase

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Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 7, 2019) - Eibach, a maker of the finest performance springs and suspension products in the world, has announced a major expansion of its partnership with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series beginning in 2019. "We've enjoyed our great partnership with Eibach for ten years," said Rick Schwallie, Series Director. "It's because of dedicated partners like Eibach that we're able to bring some of the most exciting motorsports events to race fans across the country." Eibach has become the title…

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DESIGN FOR VISION/SUNGLASS CENTRAL ARE TITLE SPONSORS OF BRIDGEPORT’S 3/8TH MILE TRACK IN 2019

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DESIGN FOR VISION/SUNGLASS CENTRAL ARE TITLE SPONSORS OF BRIDGEPORT'S 3/8TH MILE TRACK IN 2019 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway is pleased to announce that the Manning family's Design for Vision Opticians and Sunglass Central businesses will again be the title sponsors for Bridgeport's 3/8 mile track.  It was Donald Manning, Sr. who started the optical business, learning his trade in the military as well as in the labs of New York City.  The Manning patriarch opened the first Design for Vision location in February of 1955 in Morrisville.  Some twenty years later, the Langhorne location was…

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Short Track Super Series Continues to Raise the Bar with Lucrative Payouts Set for 2019

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Short Track Super Series Continues to Raise the Bar with Lucrative Payouts Set for 2019 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Since its inception in 2014, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has raised the bar for dirt Modified racing. That tradition continues for 2019. When the STSS was founded, a base purse structure of $25,170 was established paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green for all Modified events. This structure became a favorite among drivers and car owner for its balanced distribution throughout the…

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GRANT GOES TO THE TOPP IN OCALA SPRINT PRACTICE

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GRANT GOES TO THE TOPP IN OCALA SPRINT PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC RacingOcala, Florida (February 13, 2019).........Justin Grant recorded the fastest lap in Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice session at Bubba Raceway Park in preparation for this weekend's "Winter Dirt Games X" events.The Ione, Calif. driver set the quickest time of 13.654 in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - Bow Foundation - Challenger Construction/Maxim/Claxton Chevy.  The lap was quicker than the official one-lap track USAC record of 13.683, set by Justin Grant during qualifying in 2017.Grant ranked ahead of Brady Bacon…

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USAC SPRINT TITLE DEFENSE BEGINS FOR COURTNEY

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USAC SPRINT TITLE DEFENSE BEGINS FOR COURTNEY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 13, 2019).........It's already been a dream beginning to 2019 for Tyler Courtney as he's continued the roll of success following his 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car crown and into the start of the new season. Last weekend, his fast start included back-to-back victories in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget openers at Bubba Raceway Park. Now the Indianapolis, Ind. driver embarks on a mission in his Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing No. 7BC to duplicate the feat…

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KREUTTER READY TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS IN SYRACUSE INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACES

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SCOTT KREUTTER READY TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS IN SYRACUSE INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACES MARCH 8-9 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY February 13, 2019 . . . Scott Kreutter will be returning to the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP for the upcoming Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th events at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y presented by RPM Raceway. The Buffalo, N.Y. dirt Sprint Car driver missed the recent Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic in late January Series race for a good reason. Kreutter’s wife…

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WDGX OPENER A KEY FOR USAC SPRINT TITLE HOPES

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WDGX OPENER A KEY FOR USAC SPRINT TITLE HOPES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 12, 2019).........To roll off the trailer and find immediate success is the ideal goal for all USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers and teams competing in this week's "Winter Dirt Games X" season openers February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Tyler Courtney found it immediately in the USAC NOS Energy Drink openers there last weekend and used two victories in Ocala last season to springboard his way to a USAC National Sprint title. Yet…

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Doug Coby & Bubba Pollard On Top at New Smyrna

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Doug Coby & Bubba Pollard On Top at New Smyrna Story By: KYLE SOUZA/NASCAR Photos By: Jim Dupont/NASCAR NEW SMYRNA, Fla. — Two of short-track racing’s top talents took the checkered flag on Monday night at New Smyrna Speedway. Five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby and established Super Late Model star Bubba Pollard picked up victories in their respective divisions on the fourth night of racing as part of the 53rd annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. Coby, who hadn’t seen New Smyrna except once, back in 2014, dominated the 50-lap Tour…

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Derek Kraus Uses Patience to Win at New Smyrna

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Derek Kraus Uses Patience to Win at New Smyrna Story By: Davey Segal/NASCAR Photos By: Russell Labounty & Rusty Jarrett /Nigel Kinrade Photography for NASCAR NEW SMYRNA, Fla. — It was worth the wait for Derek Kraus in more ways than one. After being postponed to Monday night due to rain, Kraus emerged victorious in the New Smyrna 175 at New Smyrna Speedway, using tire conservation en route to his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory. The Stratford, Wisconsin, native made his move with about 40 laps to go as the leaders, Colin Garrett and Ty Gibbs, made…

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Marlar Battles Back on the Topside to Win Late Model Feature No. 1

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Marlar Battles Back on the Topside to Win Late Model Feature No. 1 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 11, 2019 – How many drivers can say they won in their third night out with a team that hasn’t raced in two seasons? 2018 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Champion Mike Marlar can now, as he, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist (18th to 3rd) put on an amazing display of passing and battling through 30 laps that saw Marlar come out on top for his first-ever victory at Volusia…

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Kyle Strickler Doubles Down for $5K; Nick Hoffman “Four-Peats” as DIRTcar Nationals Champion

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Kyle Strickler Doubles Down for $5K; Nick Hoffman "Four-Peats" as DIRTcar Nationals Champion For the fourth consecutive year, Nick Hoffman is crowned DIRTcar Nationals Champion in the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 11, 2019 — The final night of racing for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds as part of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals was also the busiest in the history of the prestigious event. With the postponement of Saturday’s Last Chance Showdowns and Feature as well as the entire Sunday schedule of events, the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals completed the two postponed shows…

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Trackside Body Works Steps Up for Fonda Speedway 2019 Street Stock Division

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Trackside Body Works Steps Up for Fonda Speedway 2019 Street Stock Division Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – The Street Stock division at Fonda Speedway will receive a boost for the 2019 season. Trackside Body Works, located within earshot of the speedway in Fonda, New York, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Street Stock division for the ’19 season – and the racers will benefit! Thanks to Trackside Body Works owner Greg Duesler, Street Stocks will compete for a minimum of $200 to win at the ‘Track of Champions’ every…

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NEW CAR AND DRIVER COMBOS MARK START OF 2019 USAC SPRINT SEASON

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NEW CAR AND DRIVER COMBOS MARK START OF 2019 USAC SPRINT SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 11, 2019).........Musical chairs was a part of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car offseason as a multitude of drivers, including six of the top-11 in last year's standings, have found new homes for the 2019 tour, beginning with this week's "Winter Dirt Games X" season openers on Feb. 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Indianapolis, Indiana's Tyler Courtney and Clauson/Marshall Racing are singing a perfect tune coming off a championship season in…

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DA’S AUTO BODY & REPAIR RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF BRIDGEPORT ROOKIE CLASS

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DA'S AUTO BODY & REPAIR RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF BRIDGEPORT ROOKIE CLASS Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photo By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com The Bridgeport Speedway welcomes back DA's Auto Body & Repair as the title sponsors for the 2019 Rookie Division at the Logan Township facility. Dave Adams, owner/operator of DA's Auto Body & Repair, has supported this Rookie division from the beginning - even going back to Bridgeport's "Young Gun" program years ago. A former racer, himself, Adams knows the value the the Rookie program brings to these first time competitors. "That seat time with drivers of comparable experience…

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Byron earns the Busch Pole Award for the Daytona 500

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William Byron earns the Busch Pole Award for the Daytona 500; Hendrick sweeps front row Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Paired for the first time with crew chief Chad Knaus, sophomore driver William Byron put his No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the pole for the Feb. 17 Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), leading a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top four spots and extending that organization’s dominance in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Daytona International Speedway. Byron edged last year’s pole winner, Alex…

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR  Photos By: Getty Image/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson, who had crashed in the past six Advance Auto Parts Clash races at Daytona International Speedway, found a way to win the 2019 version of the season-opening exhibition race—by helping to trigger a wreck that eliminated nearly everyone else. Moments before a rainstorm halted the action and ultimately made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race official after 59 of 75 scheduled laps, Johnson—running second on Lap 56—pulled to the inside of leader Paul Menard, who moved down…

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Pittman Claims Third Golden Gator

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Pittman Claims Third Golden Gator Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Joe Grabianowski/WoO BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 10, 2019 – Mother Nature put a halt to Daryn Pittman’s quest for three wins in a row at Volusia Speedway Park, canceling Sunday’s Sprint Car event, but handed him his third DIRTcar Nationals championship. And the first for his new Roth Motorsports team. “To do it with a different team makes it that much more special,” Pittman said about getting another golden gator. “For us to come out here and be as fast and consistent every time we hit the track just…

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Fourteen Facilities Unite Under American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Banner for 2019 Season

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  Fourteen Facilities Unite Under American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Banner for 2019 Season Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com INDIANA, PA – Fourteen facilities have united under the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco banner for the 2019 season. Drivers competing across four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – in the Modified and Sportsman divisions will challenge for $51,000-plus in cash and hundreds of tire certificates as part of the ’19 American Racer Cup sponsored by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance. The ’19…

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Short Track Super Series Crate 602 Sportsman Get a Raise for 2019, $1,500 to Win Minimum

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Short Track Super Series Crate 602 Sportsman Get a Raise for 2019, $1,500 to Win Minimum Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Crate 602 Sportsman teams, you’re getting a raise. Management of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco announced an increased purse structure for 2019 Crate 602 Sportsman events. All series races – in both the North and South Regions – will pay $1,500 to win. “Last season, we expanded our Short Track Super Series to include Crate 602 Sportsman and the support was tremendous,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo…

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Buzzie Reutimann Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon

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Buzzie Reutimann Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon Story By: Mick McMahen/DIRTcar Photo By: Mike Mallett BARBERVILLE, Fla — Feb. 9, 2019 — For more than six decades Emil “Buzzie” Reutimann has been behind the wheel of a race car. The Zephyrhills, Florida native is known in the racing community as a “racer’s racer” as he personifies what it means to be old school. He still works on his cars, he still loves to compete, and he still has his family with him — or at least close by in Gator Pond Pits while he's parked infield at Volusia Speedway Park for…

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Winter Freeze IX, Night Two Goes to the Second Georgian in Two Races

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Winter Freeze IX, Night Two Goes to the Second Georgian in Two Races Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 9, 2019 – Georgia native Shane Clanton broke a year-and-a-half winless streak by dominating the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series 50-lap Feature Saturday night at Screven Motor Speedway. Clanton, the 2015 Series champion from Zebulon, GA, had gone 51 races without a win before earning his fourth victory at Screven and 43rd all-time in World of Outlaws competition, holding off Kyle Hardy and Chase Junghans to the checkered flag. According to “The…

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$49 Per Lap Bolsters Melvin L. Joseph Memorial STSS Modified Event March 16 At Georgetown Speedway

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$49 Per Lap Bolsters Melvin L. Joseph Memorial STSS Modified Event March 16 At Georgetown Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – If a solid $6,949 to win for 49 laps wasn’t enough, the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at Georgetown Speedway has gotten more lucrative. Thanks to the Melvin L. Joseph Family of Companies, all of the race’s 49 laps will pay $49, a total of $2,401 in lap money added to the already generous purse structure of $29,789. The opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco…

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SUNSHINE DOUBLE-DIPS IN OCALA WITH 2ND STRAIGHT USAC MIDGET VICTORY

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SUNSHINE DOUBLE-DIPS IN OCALA WITH 2ND STRAIGHT USAC MIDGET VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos BY: Rich Forman & Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 9, 2019).........If Friday's victory at Bubba Raceway Park was one small step toward a successful USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season for Tyler Courtney, then Saturday night's win was a giant leap toward what could be a banner year in the series for the Indianapolis, Indiana driver. Courtney slid by Tucker Klaasmeyer with nine laps remaining in Saturday's 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games X" feature, blasting to victory for the second time in…

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Pittman Goes Two-for-Two at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals

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Pittman Goes Two-for-Two at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 9, 2019 – One of Daryn Pittman’s favorite drivers growing up was Stevie Smith. By capturing his 83rd win – in the 83 car – during the second night of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals he is now just one win away from tying his childhood hero. “Just that number (83 wins) to me is pretty staggering,” Pittman said after winning his second race in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. To…

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 9, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport withstood an incredible ten-lap battle to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil finale on Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Davenport took the lead for good from Tanner English on lap 45 and scored his third win of the week at "The Clay by the Bay." Davenport came alive in the final 15 laps of the 50-lap main event as he powered his car around the top side of the track. English led…

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