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Two-Day Discount Tickets Available for World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series Double-Header at Weedsport May 21-22

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World of Outlaws And Super DIRTcar Series Go Back To Back at Weedsport May 21-22  Press Release By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   WEEDSPORT, NY -April 25, 2017 – Weedsport Speedway fans interested in attending both the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series ‘Empire State Challenge’ on Sunday, May 21 and ‘Big Block Monday’ presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM for the Super DIRTcar Series on Monday, May 22, can do so for a discount, as long as they purchase tickets by Monday, May 1. A 2-day adult general admission package is currently…

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Dietrich Ready To Defend Home Turf Against All Stars

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Danny Dietrich Ready For Battle the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Om His Home Turf Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM GETTYSBURG, Pa. –April 25, 2017- Danny Dietrich will attempt to fend off the invading Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first Central Pennsylvania swing of the year this weekend. Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing No. 48, will join the All Star Circuit of Champions for a pair of $5,000-to-win programs at the Williams Grove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday and Sunday, April 28 & 30, respectively.…

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Modifieds Headline This Weeks Mahoning Valley Action

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Plenty Of Pavement Pounding Action Set For Mahoning Valley Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - April 25, 2017- This coming Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, there will be plenty of pavement pounding going on Mahoning Valley Speedway. Saturday will be the first big show for the Modifieds as the headline class will be racing for a $2500 first place prize and going a distance of 75 laps. Joining the Modifieds will be all regular track classes which include Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and…

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Johnson Chalks Up Another Bristol Victory

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Jimmie Johnson Stays Hot With Monday Victory At Bristol Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. –April 25, 2017- A week off and an extra day at Bristol did nothing to break Jimmie Johnson’s momentum. Grabbing the lead from Kevin Harvick on Lap 480 of 500 in Monday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Johnson stayed out front for the final 21 laps and beat Clint Bowyer to the finish line by 1.199 seconds. The checkered flag was Johnson’s second at the .533-mile short track, his second straight this season…

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Monday Bristol Notebook

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PIT ROAD PENALTY QUASHES KYLE LARSON'S WINNING CHANCES Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. –April 25, 2017- Kyle Larson broke a record, in a race that ran like ... well, a broken record. Starting from the pole in Monday’s rain-delayed Food City 500 at Bristol motor Speedway, Larson led the first 202 laps of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Never before had a driver for Chip Ganassi Racing led that many laps in a single race in NASCAR’s premier series. But as was the case in Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY…

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United Racing Club Sheds Its Wings For Traditional Sprint Car Racing Friday Night at Big Diamond

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First Race of the Wingless Series For URC in 2017 on Steel & Metal Service Center Night Story By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Pottstown Pa.- April 25, 2017- When the United Racing Club held its first race in  1948, wings on a sprint car were not heard of, let alone roll cages, five point harness or any of today’s modern safety equipment. This Friday, URC which is celebrating its 70th anniversary season, will  kick of a full season of wingless dates as they join the Steel & Metal  Service 358 modifieds, Savage 61 roadrunners and…

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Sodeman Begins Mercer Title Defence

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Sodeman Sails to Victory; Holden, Priest, Fulton, and Eckstrom Also Win Story By: LOU LONG / MERCER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mercer, PA - April 25, 2017- Jack Sodeman, Jr. began the defense of his track championship successfully, as he led wire to wire in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars. Jimmy Holden chalked up his third triumph in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds. Andy Priest won the non-stop feature for the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars. Tyler Fulton held off a fast-closing Pat Hanlon in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and…

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Newgarden Takes Alabama INDYcar Win

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Newgarden Drives To Second Barber Win, First Victory With Team Penske Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar Seies  MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO STAFF BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – April 24, 2017- It did not take long for Team Penske’s newest acquisition to get comfortable. In just his third Verizon IndyCar Series race for the storied organization, Josef Newgarden claimed victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. The win is the fourth of Newgarden’s career and his second at the 17-turn, 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park road course, where he scored his maiden…

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Poor Draw Doesn’t Hold Stewart Friesen Back From SSTS Win @ Bridgeport

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73 In, First Out: Poor Draw Doesn’t Hold Stewart Friesen Back From Short Track Super Series ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Victory Sunday At Bridgeport Speedway; 41 STSS Modifieds Sign In Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BRIDGEPORT, NJ – A pick of ‘73’ through the gate put Stewart Friesen last in the final heat race Sunday evening at Bridgeport Speedway. It didn’t set the Sprakers, N.Y., driver back long. In just 8 laps’ time, he had powered from 10th to snag a redraw position in his qualifier, falling just shy of a heat-race checkered. Come feature…

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Wolfe And Wight Take Utica Rome Speedway Opener Laurals

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LUCAS WOLFE USES LAST LAP PASS IN FINAL TWIN 20 LAP A-MAIN TO BECOME GLADIATOR WINNER, LARRY WIGHT TAKES OPENING NIGHT MODIFIED WIN Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY - April 24, 2017- Lucas Wolfe walked out of Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night as the overall Gladiator Champion after a pair of hard fought 20 lap features.  Wolfe finished third in the first A-Main before an impressive slide job on the final lap to beat Chuck Hebing in the second feature to take the win.  The combined results put…

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Eckert Roars To Port Royal Lucas Series Win

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Rick Eckert Charges Late to Win Port Royal  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES EDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PORT ROYAL, PA -April 24, 2017- Rick Eckert took the lead on lap 39 from Gregg Satterlee and went on to win his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Sunday night at Port Royal Speedway. In the series' first ever visit to the track; Pennsylvania drivers swept the top three spots. With the win, Eckert became the ninth different winner in LOLMDS competition this season. Satterlee led the first 38 laps of…

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY NOW BEGINS WITH A BLOCKBUSTER EVENT!

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Five Racing Divisions Headed By The Big-Block Modifieds To See Action! On Saturday April 29th Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY -April 23, 2017 -With the originally scheduled opener postponed by inclement weather, Orange County Fair Speedway weekly racing season will now get underway on Saturday, April 29 with a full five-division card on the program. The 68th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County will find the first green flag waving at 6:30 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race.…

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All Stars Invade To Contest Williams Grove Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial

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PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints Also Compete April 28 Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mechanicsburg Pa. - April 24, 2017 – Sanctioned by Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions Sprint Cars, the 410 sprints will compete in the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial this Friday, April 28 at Williams Grove Speedway when the 2017 Hoosier Diamond Series kicks off at 7:30 pm. The 2017 version of the Tommy will pay $5,000 to win out of a total purse worth over $25,000 for the 30-lap feature with time trials setting the heat…

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‘The Wild Child’ Rolls To Victory At Lebanon Valley Opener

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 Bachetti Outduels King For High Banks Checkers Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- April 24, 2017- Lebanon Valley Speedway kicked off the 2017 season with an action packed evening of racing opening night. With a not so favorible weather forecast  the schedule was sped up to avoid rain and the nights action ran quickly and was completed just after 9pm. By virtue of winning his heat race, Mike King started from pole. The action started very early when Mike Keeler spun on the first lap in turn 1.  Kyle Sheldon, Paul Gilardi and…

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Franek Gunns Them Down at Selinsgrove

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Franek Takes Jack Gunn Memorial Victory at Selinsgrove Story By: TIM MORAN / URC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: JEFF STERE / RACERSGUIDE.COM Selinsgrove Pa.- April 24, 2017-Davie “No Panic” Franek used a lap 8 pass of race leader Chris Coyle to put the 28f in the lead position and went on his way to his first Capitol Renegade United Racing Club sprint car win of 2017 at the annual Jack Gunn Memorial race paying $2,500 to win. A field of 32 360 sprint cars singed into the Selinsgrove Speedway pit area on Saturday night all in search of the coveted…

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Feels Like The First Time For Justin Boehler

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JUSTIN BOEHLER MAKES HISTORY IN THE ICE JAM EVENT AT FONDA Story By: RON SZCZERBA / FONAD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JEFF KARABIN / FONDA SPEEDWAY PHOTO Fonda, NY –April 23, 2017- If you look on the Fonda Speedway website it states that the speedway is where “history is made on Saturday nights”. That could have never been truer than it was on Saturday evening as Justin Boehler collected his first career win in the modified division at the “Track of Champions”. When the racing program began Saturday evening there was a total of 126 different drivers who had won modified…

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Marks Comes Off Outlaws Trail To Win Port Royal, Sets New 25-lap Track Record

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Jeff Miller becomes first repeat winner of Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305s, Renninger gets second xtreme main Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PORT ROYAL, Pa. –April 23, 2017- Brent Marks of Myerstown took advantage of an unexpected break in his World of Outlaws sprint car schedule to invade Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night and ended up pealing some seven seconds off of the 25-lap track record on his way to a $3,200 payday. In the 25-lap make-up 2016 RaceSaver Challenge for IMCA 305 sprint cars, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon became…

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Jones Gets Dialed In For Mahoning Valley Victory

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Resilient Bobby Jones holds off Eric Beers in close Mahoning Modified action; Mike Sweeney races to record 4th straight Late Model win Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 23, 2017-  It takes a veteran driver to make the best of a bad situation and in the case of Bobby Jones that’s just what he did after winning Saturday night’s 35-lap Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Jones was at wits end in trying to get his car to work right. A week ago on Opening Night he led…

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Sheldon Haudenschild Dominates for Arctic Cat All Star Win at Wayne County Speedway

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Sheldon Haudenschild Returns Home for Arctic Cat All Star win at Wayne County Speedway Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM ORRVILLE, OH -April 23, 2017 - With his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend commitments in Arkansas and Missouri washed away by Mother Nature, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild decided to make the long trek home. The decision proved to be worth $5,000. Sheldon Haudenschild dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway, charging forward from sixth on the main event grid…

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Outlaw Late Models Thundering Through Tennessee

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Hits Tennessee for Two Shows Story By: KAYLA MAY / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF CONCORD, NC- April 23, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series brings 15 full-time drivers and their 850-horsepower machines to echo through the mountains of Tennessee with back-to back 50-lap $10,000-to-win events at Duck River Raceway on May 12 and Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13. The pair of Tennessee tracks have been on the Series schedule since 2013. The central location of the state in the realm of Late Model…

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Fulton Speedway Ready For The Holdup

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Fulton Speedway Test & Tune In The Books; Big Highbank Holdup Weekend April 28-29 Story By: DAVE MEDLER / FULTON SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY – April 23, 2017 - The sights, sounds and smells of a new race season filled the Fulton Speedway for the test and tune on Saturday afternoon. Over 60 race teams showed off their cars making sure a long winter of hard work paid off. Now all eyes turn to the 3rd annual ‘Highbank Holdup’ weekend on April 28-29. On Friday, April 28 Sam Reakes Snap-On franchise will present the…

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Will Power Leads Barber Penske Qualifying Sweep

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Will Power Led a Team Penske Sweep of The Top-Three Positions During Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: BRET KELLY / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO LEEDS, Ala. – April 23, 2017- After getting off to a bit of a slow start this year, Team Penske got back on track by sweeping the top-three spots in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park. Will Power scored his second Verizon P1 Award of the season and the 46th pole of his IndyCar career, which ranks fifth all-time.…

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Jones Rebounds For Bristol Score

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Erik Jones Rallies From Penalty To Win NASCAR XFINITY Race At Bristol Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. –April 23, 2017-  Erik Jones found the ideal way to atone from a mistake in Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it took a bump-and-run for Jones to complete his comeback at the .533-mile short track. Recovering from a Lap 230 pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field, Jones worked his way to the front through a series of quick cautions and…

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Saturday Bristol Notebook

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Is the “Old” Bristol Experiencing A Rebirth? Story By: REID SPENCCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – April 23, 2017- As it turned out, Kyle Busch was prophetic when he talked about the changing character of Bristol Motor Speedway. “I’m sure (Kyle) Larson’s thrilled and he’ll have to rubber in the top himself while the rest of us are rooting and gouging for the bottom,” was Busch’s tongue-in-cheek assessment of the racing characteristics of the .533-mile short track, where Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will compete in the Food City 500 on Sunday (2 p.m. …

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Zimbardi And Johnson Open Outlaw Speedway Season

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JARED ZIMBARDI AND ALAN JOHNSON VISIT VICTORY LANE AT THE OUTLAW SPEEDWAY SPRING NATIONALS Story By: PAUL SZMAL / OUTLAW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM DUNDEE, NY. -April 22, 2017- 130 cars jammed into the pit area at Outlaw Speedway Friday night for the Scorpion Security Products Spring Nationals, which also served as the Don Loucks Memorial race.  The track crew worked overtime to bring around the surface after the area was pummeled by up to 3 inches of rain the night before, which made for challenging track conditions for the racers. Jared Zimbardi and Jason Barney…

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Richards Is The Man Of Steel At Sharon Speedway

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Richards Best in Steel Valley 50 at Sharon Speedway Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM HARTFORD, OH - April 22, 2017 - Josh Richards was victorious in the first ever appearance by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Friday night at Sharon Speedway. Richards took the lead from Scott Bloomquist on lap four and withstood the challenges of both Brandon Sheppard and Gregg Satterlee to take the win in the Steel Valley 50. "I can't thank the track staff enough for trying to get the track raceable for…

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Rahmer Steels To Show At Williams Grove

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Freddie Rahmer Impresses With Come-From-Behind Williams Grove Sprints Win, Nouse grabs 358 main Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mechanicsburg Pa.- April 22, 2017-  Freddie Rahmer stole the show late on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, coming forward from the ninth starting spot to record the 410 sprint car win over Cory Haas, who led all but the final two laps. And in the 358 sprint car main, Kevin Nouse pulled off the same feat, leading only the last two laps, to pick up the feature event. Cory Haas and Matt…

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Grant Leads The All At Plymouth

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GRANT BREATHES EASY WITH VICTORY IN USAC SPRINTS’ FIRST PILGRIMAGE TO PLYMOUTH Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RYAN SELLERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Plymouth, Indiana- April 22, 2017- Early on in Justin Grant’s sprint car racing career, a fellow competitor told him that he wouldn’t last more than eight laps without consciously remembering to breathe while he was racing. Justin heeded that advice, and a handful of years later, the Ione, California native is finding the greatest success of his driving career.  He could breathe easy after all was said and done Friday night after holding off…

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Wet Weather Forces New Egypt Speedway To Cancel; Twin 20’s Next Week

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Wet Weather Forces New Egypt Speedway To Cancel; Twin 20’s Next Week   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff New Egypt, NJ – The month of April hasn’t been kind to New Egypt Speedway with wet weather forcing the Ocean County oval to cancel for Saturday April 22. This is the fourth cancellation in five events scheduled thus far in 2017. “The forecast for rain all day plus the cool April temperatures doesn’t make for favorable racing conditions. We’ll try again next week”, said New Egypt Speedway’s Joey Liquori New Egypt Speedway will be back…

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Brett Hearn Joins Field For Sunday’s South Jersey Shootout

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It’s Almost Go-Time: Surprise Invader Brett Hearn Joins Talented Field For Sunday’s ‘South Jersey Shootout’ At Bridgeport Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BRIDGEPORT, NJ – It’s almost go time! On Sunday (April 23), Bridgeport Speedway comes to life with the third annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’ featuring the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds. The race for a $10,000 STSS Velocita South Region championship hits the South Jersey facility for the first time in 2017. The ‘South Jersey Shootout’ is the richest race of the spring at the five-eighths-mile offering a…

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FMP Southern Tier Modified Open On Tap For Saturday Night

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24th SOUTHERN TIER OPEN FOR MODIFIEDS THIS SATURDAY AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY.  40 LAPS - $2,000 TO WIN.  Story By: ANDREW HARPELL / FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MIKE JOHNSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM KIRKWOOD, NY.- April 20, 2017- The 24th edition of the Southern Tier Open for Modifieds will take place this Saturday at Five Mile Point Speedway.  The 40 lap traditional event will pay $2,000 to the Modified race winner.  The Street Stocks also return to action for a big night of racing that gets underway at 6 p.m.  As always, children 12 years old and younger…

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All Systems Go For Accord Speedway Opener Friday April 21st

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ACCORD SPEEDWAY OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON Story By: STEVE PADOS / ACCORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Accord NY.- April 20, 2017- The Tri-State area saw many of the speedways open their new seasons last week. Accord Speedway hosted what would be their lone practice session last Friday evening with close to ninety cars showing up to test and tune and prepare for the 2017 racing season ahead. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer will now focus their attention to opening night at their  pristine quarter mile speedway this coming Friday evening, April 21st with all six…

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Saturday Night Live! Racing up Next at Mercer Raceway Park

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Points Battles in All Divisions Heat Up Story By: LOU LONG / MERCER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mercer, PA April 20, 2017 - Saturday night, April 22, Mercer Raceway Park will hold the first full points event for all five of its racing divisions. "We got a sneak preview of the championship battles last week, when the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds and the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints got their first points races in as support for the ULMS Late Models," said track owner Bill Altman. "Jimmy Holden and Darin Gallagher staked themselves out to…

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South Jersey Shootout Heads To Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY HOSTS SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES Story By: KOLBY RAMEY / BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsboro NJ.- April 19, 2017- The Bridgeport Speedway will host the third running of the South Jersey Shootout this Sunday.  This event will be the second race of the 2017 season of the South region’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) fueled by Velocita. By virtue of his win in the season opener, “The Sensational One”, Jimmy Horton is the series point leader as the series returns to a track that Horton called his home for many…

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Weedsport Speedway Set For Season Kick Off

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Weedsport Speedway Roars to Life April 30 with Open Practice Session  Press Release By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JAY FISH / RACERSGUIDE.COM    WEEDSPORT, NY -April 19, 2017– In just under two weeks Weedsport Speedway will roar to life for the first time this season with an open practice session scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. The open practice is available to all dirt track racing divisions, not just those competing during Weedsport’s 2017 calendar of events, as long as cars meet the minimum safety requirements. Raceceiver radios will be recommended. Pit and grandstand…

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American Racer Cup Underway

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The 2017 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Is Underway! Driver Registration Deadline Approaching May 1 Press Release By: BRETT DEYO / BD MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANA, PA – April 19, 2017- The race for the 2017 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco is underway! On April 14, points began accumulating for Modified and Sportsman overall, Insinger Performance regional and individual track titles. The race toward the Cup continues through the summer months before wrapping up on Labor Day weekend. Points have been updated following week No. 1, April 14-16, and are posted on the…

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USAC Sprints Make Hoosierland Track Debuts

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USAC SPRINTS TAKE ON NEW TERRITORY THIS WEEKEND AT PLYMOUTH AND MONTPELIER Story By: RICJIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICCK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind.- April 19, 2017-  Both of this upcoming weekend’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car stops take place on a pair of Hoosierland tracks that have been a witness to over a century and a half of auto racing history. However, Plymouth Speedway and Montpelier Motor Speedway have only played host to a combined one lone USAC Sprint Car event.  A new opportunity arises and a there’s new land to claim. It all lies…

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Kicks off 2017 Season

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The 35th Season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Kicks off this Weekend at Outlaw and Utica-Rome Speedways! Story By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY – April 19, 2017- It’s been since October 22nd that he winged warriors from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) has graced the dirt surface.  That date they were at the Outlaw Speedway and this Friday they return to the Dundee, NY oval to see the first green flag waved on the 35th season.  Then on Sunday it’s the first ever Gladiator Twin 20’s…

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A-Verdi to Present King of Dirt Small Block Modified Race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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New Era Begins for KOD as 358-Modifieds Return to Vermont on Tuesday, June 13 Press Release By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVILS BOWL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM WEST HAVEN, Vt. –April 19, 2017- Devil’s Bowl Speedway will help usher in a new era in 2017 for the King Of Dirt Racing Series, and the excitement surrounding the KOD organization has helped to usher in a new partnership at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The Vermont track welcomes A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions to present the first-ever KOD “358” Small Block Modified race in history on Tuesday night, June 13.…

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FOUR DIVISIONS OF RACING AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

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POINT BATTLE IS CLOSE AS NASCAR RACING MOVES INTO THIRD WEEK Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BECHTELSVILLE, PA - April 19, 2017 -  With NASCAR stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway moving into its third Saturday the same drivers that won the championships in 2016 are leading the current point standings. Multi-time TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion Craig VonDohren sits on top of the standings holding a slim lead over 10-time champion Jeff Strunk and past champion Duane Howard. VonDohren has 577 counters while Strunk has 568 and Howard sits…

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SWEENEY LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES OPEN 2017 SEASON

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WINCHESTER TO KICK-OFF 2017 SWEENEY LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES SATURDAY WITH $2000 TO-WIN MARQUEE EVENT Story By: MIKE LEONE / RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM Winchester, VA.- April 19, 2017- The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance will kick-off the 2017 season this Saturday (April 22) at Virginia's Winchester Speedway.  Warm-ups are slated for 5:45 p.m.  It will be Touring Series race #1 of 17 and will be a Marquee Event designation.  Saturday's event will be the only Sweeney Tour event for the season in the…

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5th annual Money in the Mountains 40 lapper On Tap Friday At Big Diamond Speedway

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Big block/Small blocks Battle for $6,000 to Win, $400 to Take the Green Press Release By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA. - April 19, 2017- Continuing its moniker as the highest weekly paying modified track in the Northeast, Big Diamond Speedway will present another big-paying show this Friday in what is becoming an early-season, must-see-event with the 5th annual Money in the Mountains big-block/small-block modified race. The 40-lap feature pays $6,000 to win and $400 to take the green with the winner earning a guaranteed starting spot in the Short…

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Selinsgrove URC Jack Gunn Memorial On Tap For Saturday

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UNITED RACING CLUB JACK GUNN MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY AT 7PM, SUPER LATE MODELS & PRO STOCKS ROUND OUT CARD Press Release By: STEVE INCH / SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Selinsgrove Pa. -April 18, 2017-Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 37th running of the Jack Gunn Memorial for sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 22, sanctioned by the United Racing Club. Joining the 358-360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models and pro stocks. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. For the 12th consecutive year,…

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Thunder On The Hill Series Opener Draws Near

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THUNDER SERIES OPENS 2017 WITH MODIFIED, SPRINT & SPORTSMAN TRIPLE HEADER SUNDAY, MAY 28 AT GRANDVIEW Press Release By: BOB MILLER / TOTH SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM Bechtelsville Pa.- April 18, 2017- The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday night, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway.   The popular series that is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will open with the Big Block Modified/358 Modified Showdown competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 40 lap feature…

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Port Royal Goes Back To Back This Weekend

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PORT ROYAL HOSTS TWO BIG NIGHTS OF RACING APRIL 22 & 23 Press Release By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PORT ROYAL, Pa. – April 18, 2017- Port Royal Speedway will host two huge back-to-back nights of super racing action this Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23 when it hosts the 410 sprints and the make-up 2016 RaceSaver Challenge for IMCA 305 sprints on Saturday and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Sunday. Sponsored by Dotterer Equipment Company of Honey Grove and Mill Hall, Saturday’s make-up Keystone RaceSaver Challenge…

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Chili Bowl $50 Gs Golden Driller Challenge

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Introducing The Joie of Seating $50,000 Golden Driller Challenge Press Release By: BRYAN HULBURT /CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. - April 18, 2017 - Winning a Golden Driller at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is one of the hardest prizes to earn in Motorsports. With a field exceeding 300, making the 24 car A-Feature is an accomplishment in and of itself. Even tougher is having to come from the back, but what if you had a $50,000 reason to do so? Thanks to Randy LaJoie, one driver just…

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All Star Series Invade Port Royal For Kauffman Classic

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ARCTIC CAT ALL STARS HIT PORT ROYAL APRIL 29 FOR KEITH KAUFFMAN SPRINT CLASSIC Press Release By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM PORT ROYAL, Pa. – April 18, 2017- Port Royal Speedway will close the month of April in a big way on Saturday, April 29 when it hosts Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in the Keith Kauffman Classic at 6 pm, presented by Locust Grove Retirement Community. The Kauffman Classic, honoring the oval’s all time winningest driver in both victories and track titles, will go…

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Wall Stadium Title Chase Goes Green This Saturday

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5 OF 6 WALL STADIUM CHAMPS WILL DEFEND TITLES AT SATURDAY’S (APRIL 22) SEASON OPENER Story By: JEFF GRAVETT / WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JJ LANE / RACERSGUIDE.COM WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 18, 2017- Five of the six Wall Stadium Speedway 2016 stock car driving champions will defend their titles when the third mile high banked paved oval opens its 67th anniversary season this Saturday night (April 22). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m. The Freehold Ford Modifieds are set for…

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Woody Pitkat On Modified Series Events

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Woody Pitkat will carry Mayhew Tools Sponsorship on Modified Series Events For 2017 Title Chase Press Release & Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs CT. -April 18, 2017- Woody Pitkat of Stafford Springs, Ct is rarely at a loss for words but when the three time champion at the Stafford Motor Speedway found out that Mayhew Tools would be sponsoring his Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series and The Modified Touring series efforts, Woody was extra chatty. “I am so excited with the addition of Mayhew Tools to our 2017 racing schedule. It’s awesome to see what they have done with…

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PAUCH JR. WINS SEASON OPENING 358 MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT

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BILLY PAUCH, JR. WINS SEASON OPENING 358 MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Meeks & John John Lane/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (April 16, 2017) – At New Egypt Speedway’s season opener presented by Oliver Communications Group, Billy Pauch, Jr. was the victor in the 358 Modified feature. Ryan Godown scored the win in the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event. The Hammer Sportsman feature went to Billy Osmun, III. David Burns topped the competition in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie race. When the 30-lap 358 Modified feature got underway, Andrew Bohn…

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