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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Breaks Through At New Smyrna

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Ronnie Bassett Jr. Notches  His First NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Victory Sunday Night at New Smyrna Speedway. Story By: NASCAR K&N SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. –February 20, 2017-  A year after coming up just short at New Smyrna Speedway, Ronnie Bassett Jr. walked away with the Jet Tools 150 Sunday night for his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory. In his 40th career start, Bassett led the final 42 laps – the first laps he’s led in the series – and out-distanced runner-up Zane Smith by 3.563 seconds to win.…

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Sheppard Strikes Late For Bubba Raceway Park Victory

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Sheppard Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Bubba Raceway Park  Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, FL -February 20, 2017 - The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard took the lead on the final lap from Scott Bloomquist to win Sunday night's Lucas Oil Winter Nationals - presented by GEICO at Bubba Raceway Park. The exciting finish brought the packed grandstand to its feet as Sheppard charged from his 11th starting spot to take the win. Bloomquist finished in second, followed by Dennis Erb…

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

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Hoffman Dominates , Earns His Third Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 19, 2017 - For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday's rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday's matinee via the redraw after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but…

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Schatz Collects Volusia ‘Sunday Money’

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Reverses His Luck To Win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA/ WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERSVILLE, Fla. - February 19, 2017 - It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as…

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Chase Elliott Edges Dale Earnhardt Jr. For Daytona 500 Pole

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Carries On The Family Tradition Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The last driver to take a lap in the second and final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Elliott covered the distance in 46.663 seconds (192.872 mph) to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by .002 seconds. The pole was the…

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Daytona Sunday Notebook

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Does Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona DNF Spell Trouble For Hendrick Drivers? Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES /NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017-  Mr. Hendrick, we have a problem. Twice during Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Johnson spun without provocation off Turn 4. The first time, on Lap 17, he took out the No. 41 Ford of Kurt Busch. The second time, Johnson nosed into the inside wall near the entrance to pit road crashed out of the 75-lap exhibition race. Forget that Johnson failed to finish the Clash…

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Logano Brings Ford Back To Daytona Victory Lane

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Opportunistic Logano Claims Victory in Wild Clash at Daytona Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM & GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 19, 2017 - When Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided in Turn 2 on the final lap of Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano was there to seize the moment. Charging to the outside and grabbing the lead near the entry to the Superstretch at the 2.5-mile speedway, Logano took the checkered flag 1.121 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch, who beat third-place finisher Alex…

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Madden On A Mission At Screven Winter Freeze VII

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Chris Madden Claims Night Two of Winter Freeze VII for WoO Late Models Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SYLVANIA, GA –February 19, 2017-  The second night of Winter Freeze VII had everyone in the crowd sitting on their edge of their seats for all 50-laps of the Craftsman Club Feature. For 45 of the 50-laps tonight for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event at Screven Motor Speedway, Tyler Erb held on to the lead despite Billy Moyer Jr.’s effort to pass him on multiple restarts. Although…

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Bernheisel Race Chassis Continue Grandview Sponsorship

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LATE MODEL RACERS AT GRANDVIEW BENEFIT FROM BERNHEISEL’S FIFTH YEAR AS SPONSOR Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA - February 19, 2017 . . . Bernheisel Race Chassis will return, for the fifth season, as sponsor of the NASCAR Late Model racing division at Grandview Speedway for the 2017. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Rogers family in an attempt to grow and improve the Late Model division,” said BRC president Jim Bernheisel. “Grandview continues to offer a quality racing program and the Late Models are an important…

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Eckert Kicks Off WoO Late Model Season With Screven Victory

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Rick Eckert Opens Curtain on 2017 Season  Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sylvania, Ga. – February 18, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series season opener at Screven Motorsports Complex was stacked with 44 Late Model drivers from around the country, but that didn’t pose a threat to Rick Eckert as he was able to lead all 40-laps of the Feature. All eyes might have been set on Eckert leading the pack during the Feature but there was a lot happening throughout the field. Before the…

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Bloomquist Out Duels Richards For East Bay Victory

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Bloomquist Holds On to Win at East Bay Raceway Park   Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 18, 2017 - Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Scott Bloomquist held off series newcomer Josh Richards to win the Friday night edition of the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. It was Bloomquist's eighth career win at the 3/8-mile oval and the 78th of his career in LOLMDS competition. Bloomquist took the lead…

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Hamilton Family Aims For USAC History At PIR

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Davey Hamilton Sr. and Davey Hamilton Jr. Will Race Against Each Other When the USAC Silver Crown Series Returns to Phoenix Int’l Raceway in April. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES EDIA Photos By: JEREMEY RHOADES / RACERSGUIDE PHOTO STAFF  INDIANAPOLIS  IND.- February 18, 2017-  Davey Hamilton Sr. and Davey Hamilton Jr. will look to become just the fifth father-son duo to compete against each other in a USAC Silver Crown Series race on April 29 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway during the Phoenix Copper Cup. At Phoenix the Hamiltons will pilot team cars for the Fred Gormly/RPM Auto Enterprise team,…

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Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

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Smith Looks To Re-Bound From Tough Start To The Season Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, Fla. -February 18, 2017-  It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. “We got faster every night,”…

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NASCAR Not Affordable For Fans Anymore

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NASCAR Remains Popular Despite Declining Attendance Column By: ERNIE SAXTON / FIRST DIGITAL MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Daytona Beach Fla.- February 17, 2017- More and more I hear from people that read my columns and want to share their thoughts. Many feel that NASCAR racing is just not what it used to be. Here where I live several months each year, Ormond Beach, Florida, I listen to people tell me that they just don’t go, that auto racing just does not have their interest any longer. Not surprising that most of the complaints I hear are in regard…

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Windom To Defend Silver Crown Title With Kazmark

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Chris Windom Will Drive For A New Team, Looks To Defend his USAC Silver Crown Series Championship. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND.- February 17, 2017- Defending USAC Silver Crown champion Chris Windom will sport a new look this year as he takes the wheel of the Kazmark Motorsports No. 92, a team that makes its return to the series after a 16-year hiatus. Windom was a consistent front-runner in every series race on both the dirt and pavement surfaces last year, becoming the first driver since Jimmy Caruthers in 1975 to finish in…

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Motorsports Expo Signs 2017 Event Sponsor

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Insinger Performance Sunoco Race Fuels to Sponsor Motorsports Expo 2017 Story By: MOTORSPORTS EXPO MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM Syracuse NY.- February 17, 2017- Principals of Motorsports Expo 2017 and Insinger Performance Sunoco Race Fuels have announced an agreement that finds the Dushore, Pa. based distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels a major sponsor of the 2017 edition of Motorsports Expo. The much anticipated event takes place over the weekend of March 11th and 12th, 2017 at the Center of Progress Building on the New York State Fairgrounds. “We have always tried to be involved in this show” said…

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McCreadie Charges To East Bay Winternationals Checkers

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McCreadie Charges To Thursday Night Wrisco Winternationals Victory  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 17, 2017 - Tim McCreadie came from the 18th starting spot to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals main event on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. McCreadie drove the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis to the lead around Don O'Neal on lap 24 using the top-side of the race track. He led the rest of the way to earn the victory.…

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David Gravel Grabs A Gator

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017- For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz…

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Ruhlman Outduels Schrader For UMP DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 17, 2017 - Brian Ruhlman devised a perfect plot and forced Ken Schrader from his preferred line as he engineered a pass in the outside groove with two laps to go for his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night. After passing Schrader, the Clarklake, Mich. driver took the checkered flag by over two seconds for his second career Volusia win, extending his point lead in the…

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ASCS Southern Outlaws Invade East Bay Raceway

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ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Opener At East Bay Raceway's King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. - February 17, 2017- The first nights of competition of the 2017 season for the American Sprint Car Series are just days away as the 154 plus race schedule that makes up the ASCS Nation kicks off at East Bay Raceway Park, located just outside Tampa, Fla., with the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial. The race is sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, which will see…

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Chase Elliott Starting to Feel Comfortable With No. 24 Legacy

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Chase Elliott can’t make fans forget the legacy of the No. 24 car, but by all indications, he’s ready to make his own distinctive mark in that vaunted ride. Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR Charlotte NC.- February 17, 2017-The history of the No. 24 car is monumental, and Elliott inherited that ride last year from the driver who made it famous. The No. 24 has won 93 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 1,414 starts since the number debuted in 1950. All 93 victories belong to Jeff Gordon, who retired…

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Enduros, Demo Derby and Micro Stocks Set to Jumpstart The Action at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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Enduro Winner Has Shot at Possible $2000 Top Prize Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - February 17, 2017- Mahoning Valley Speedway is anxiously looking forward to its first competitive action of the 2017 season when on Saturday, April 1, there will be Big/Small Car and Jr. Enduros along with Big/Small Car Demo Derby’s plus Micro Stocks. For the Enduro racers there can be as much as $2000 for winning their respective events. The purse will be pro-rated depending on car counts. If 80 or more cars are signed-in…

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Spring Swap Meet & Flea Market Along With New Egypt Speedway Employee Meeting Set Up For March 4th

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Spring Swap Meet & Flea Market Along With New Egypt Speedway Employee Meeting Set Up For March 4th Story & Photos By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ - New Egypt Speedway will their annual Spring Flea Market & Swap Meet in the pit area on March 4th. The Swap Meet & Flea Market is open to all divisions of racing with Street Rods and Classic Cars & parts are welcome as well. It must be racing or automotive related in order to sell. Gates will open at 7:30AM with a $15 flat rate for sellers and there is…

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Open 2017 Season in Memphis

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Open 2017 Season in Memphis Story By: Chris Leone/Red Bull GRC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2017) - The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season will kick off with a brand new event at Memphis International Raceway. Taking place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, the new event will represent the first of 12 rounds on this year’s championship schedule. “We’re looking forward to bringing wheel-to-wheel Red Bull GRC action back to Tennessee with our new partners at Memphis International Raceway,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne.…

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Screven Motor Speedway is Familiar Terrain For Two Drivers

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Screven Motor Speedway is Familiar Terrain For Two Drivers Brandon Overton and Shane Clanton Look Forward to Racing in Their Home State Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Heath Lawson & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Concord, N.C. - Feb. 16, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series 2017 season opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. is familiar terrain for Georgia natives Shane Clanton and Brandon Overton. The track is nearly a stone's throw away from the drivers' hometowns when considering the number of fans who traveled from 42 states last year to see the first green flag of the…

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Utica Rome Speedway Ready To Start A New Chapter

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Utica-Rome Speedway Ready for Ambitious 2017 Schedule Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: OTTO GRAHAM / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY –February 16, 2017- After a 2016 season that saw Mother Nature take her toll on the Utica-Rome Speedway, owners Bill and Kim Shea are ready for a fresh start in 2017. The schedule for the speedway is jam packed with some new events as well as old as the track looks to diversify its offerings to reach a wider variety of race fans. New for 2017 is the Chill Factor 40 for the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance DIRTcar…

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Hoffman Wires The Field For First DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Nick Hoffman Records Perfect Night To Earn UMP Modified Win Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Barberville, Fla. - February 16, 2017 - Nick Hoffman led every lap he raced en route to his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals in DIRTcar UMP Modified action at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night. The Mooresville, N.C. driver paced all 20 laps of the main event to earn his eighth career Volusia victory. "This will just add to my pond. I have eight of them now," Hoffman said in Victory Lane as…

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Schatz Rolls To Volusia Checkers

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 Donny Schatz Holds Back Kyle Larson for DIRTcar Nationals Win Against Arctic Cat All Stars Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL -February 16, 2017 - For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s…

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Sweet Looks For A Fast Start At Volusia WoO Opener

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Brad Sweet Ready For WoO Kickoff Story By: BRANDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. —February 16, 2017-  In recent seasons Brad Sweet has proven to be a fast starter in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Last year Sweet collected a pair of victories and a second-place finish in three races at the half-mile dirt track. He’s won four of the last nine WoO features at the track. He’ll have plenty of confidence when the series kicks off the season Friday night. “I think for whatever reason, Volusia is just…

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McDonald’s ® Restaurants Returns To Brewerton & Fulton Speedways’ In 2017

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Fast Food Chain Signs On Again With Both Speedway As Major Marketing Partner Press Release By: DAVE MEDLER / BREWERON/FULTON SPEEDWAYS MEDIA Photos By: JEFF CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM BALDWINSVILLE, NY – February 16, 2017 - The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways are proud to announce that McDonald’s® Restaurants has renewed its major partnership at both Speedways for the exciting 2017 racing season. After being a big hit in 2016 with fans of all ages, the real Ronald McDonald® and Hamburglar ®will be making a visit to both speedways on McDonald’s® Restaurants Family Weekend. Circle your calendars for Friday, July 7th at…

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Steak ‘n Shake Returns To Rahal No. 15

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Steak 'n Shake Will Return to Sponsor Graham Rahal For a Third Season. Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BROWNSBURG, Ind. —February 16, 2017- Steak ‘n Shake will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a third season of sponsoring of the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series effort with driver Graham Rahal. Steak ‘n Shake, a classic American brand and home of the original Steakburger and hand-dipped milkshake, will be the primary sponsor of Rahal’s No. 15 Honda at four Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2017: the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,…

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USAC Sprint Series Ready To Fire Up 2017 Season

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A Look Ahead at the 2017 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Season Story By:  RICHIE MURRAY /USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- February 15, 2017- The offseason provides a welcome rest. A time for rejuvenation and a chance to catch a breath after a long, arduous season journey. Yet, the dawn of a new season marks a beginning full of hopes, dreams and glory that lie ahead on this dirt road from coast-to-coast. A chance to start anew and reemerge from the doldrums of winter and focus the mind, body and soul on getting back behind…

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SUNY Canton Continues ESS Sponsorship

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The SUNY Canton Series Returns in 2017 with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   SYRACUSE, NY – February 15, 2017- Since 2009, the State University of New York at Canton has been an important backer of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). For the ninth consecutive season, the SUNY Canton Series will be held with special points awarded at specific ESS events with a champion of the series announced at the annual awards banquet. Events on the 2017 calendar that are held…

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Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory

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Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory Story By: Clayton Johns/DIRTcar Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - February 15, 2017 - Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV led all 20 laps of the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature to earn his first career Gator trophy and win at Volusia Speedway Park on night one of the DIRTcar Nationals. Hawkins led the opening lap after starting on the outside of the front row and held off Clarklake, MI-native Brian Ruhlman over the final 10 laps to earn his spot in Victory Lane. Hawkins attributed his success to car owner Junior…

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Richards Rockets To Wrisco Winternationals Score

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Richards Takes Tuesday's Wrisco Industries Winternationals Victory Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 15, 2017 - Josh Richards took the lead from Davey Johnson on lap five of the 25-lap main event on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park during the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Richards had to fight off fellow West Virginia driver, Tim Dohm for his seventh career win at "The Clay by the Bay." Richards, in the Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket Chassis, Dargie-powered entry earned…

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Meet Nicole Flood

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Nicole Flood's Racing Roots Run Deep Story By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUID.COM  Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Fort Washington Pa.- February 15, 2017- I had a chance to catch up with good friend, and fellow racing enthusiast, Nicole Flood at Motorsports 2017. Nicole was there to participate in this years Miss Motorsports competition. Where she finished 4th overall and won the award for best interview! While engaging in a short chat with her before the competition? Nicole and I had some time to share some of our experiences in the sport with each other. I found her story to be…

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Last Chance Showdown Returns for Show-Me 100

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Non-Qualifiers Race Back At Show-Me 100 Story By: LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MIKE CAMPBELL / THESPORTSWIRE.NET WHEATLAND, Mo. –February 15, 2017-  For the fifth straight year, the Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge will provide drivers one last chance to earn a spot in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com at Lucas Oil Speedway. The winner of the non-qualifiers race can take the $2,500 check – or forfeit it to start shotgun in the 100-lap feature where first prize is $30,000. Midwest Sheet Metal owner Chris Davis said he’s proud of the way the…

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Thunder on The Hill Series Continues Strong Sponsor Backing

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS RETURN AS KEY MARKETING PARTNER IN 2017 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Press Release By: BOB MILLER / TOTH SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BECHTELSVILLE, PA - February 15, 2017 – Long-time partner of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Pioneer Pole Buildings – the region’s premier builder of post frame buildings --will continue as a key marketing partner for the 2017 series of special events at Berks County’s Grandview Speedway. “Grandview is my favorite race track, so it’s an easy choice to support the Thunder…

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Mario Andretti Named Honorary Daytona 500 Official

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Mario Andretti Celebrates 50th Anniversary of His Daytona 500 Victory. Story & Photos By: DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –February 15, 2017-  Mario Andretti will serve as an honorary race official for the 59th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26, the opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Andretti, along with A.J. Foyt, Jamie McMurray and most recently Jeff Gordon, are the only drivers to win both the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Andretti and Daytona Int’l Speedway will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1967 Daytona 500 triumph throughout…

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UMP Modified Chassis Builders Ready For Battle at Volusia

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Juggling Act: Chassis Builders Set For DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Competition at Volusia Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - February 14, 2017 - If eight consecutive nights of racing sounds challenging, it is. Four DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers are adding another layer to that task when they compete at the 46th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL from February 14-25, 2017. David Stremme, Nick Hoffman, David Reutimann and Brian Ruhlman are gearing up to tackle eight straight nights at Volusia, but all four drivers are also…

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Sides Is Feelin’ Blue As DIRTcar Nationals Prepare To Launch

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Jason Sides’ Debuts New Blue Paint Scheme This Week at Volusia Speedway Park. Press Release By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINES MEDIA Photos By: SIDES MOTORSPORTS / RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARTLETT, Tenn. —February 14, 2017- Jason Sides will be rocking a new color when he hits the track for the first time this season. Sides has switched from his well-known red, white and black paint scheme to making blue the primary color on his No. 7S Wetherington Tractor Service/King Racing Products sprint car in 2017. “It was just time for a change,” Sides said. “I think we’ve been red and white since…

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New Egypt Speedway ‘Winter Jam’ Planned For Friday Night March 10th

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New Egypt Speedway ‘Winter Jam’ Planned For Friday Night March 10th   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – The popular gathering of New Egypt Speedway race teams, drivers and fans known as the ‘Winter Jam” will be held on Friday night March 10th at the Gamblers Ridge Golf Club located at 121 Burlington Path Rd in Cream Ridge, NJ from 5:30-9:00PM. Race teams and fans will be able to purchase their 2017 New Egypt Speedway Driver’s and Pit Licenses as well as reserving their parking spots for the 2017 season. Also, all…

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Sheppard Continues Opening Night Performance

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Sheppard Takes Opening Night at Wrisco Industries Winternationals Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 14, 2017- Defending Dirt Track World Champion, Brandon Sheppard picked up his first career East Bay Raceway Park victory on Monday night during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Sheppard - who started fourth on the grid - drove the Mark Richards Racing, Valvoline, Rocket Chassis' House Car to the win after taking the lead on the fifth lap. Trailing Sheppard across the finish…

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Lincoln Speedway Opening Day Approaches

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Lincoln Speedway's “Icebreaker 30 Opener Starts Northeast Sprint Car Season Press Release By: BILL MEYER /LINCOLN SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Abbottstown, PA – February 14, 2017-  "And, once again, all is right in the world." So says Wayne Harper, voice of Lincoln Speedway, each year following the first hot lap session of Lincoln Speedway's “Icebreaker 30,” the 410 sprint car opener in the Northeast region of the United States.  And after a long off-season filled with changes on and off the track, the 2017 season will take the green flag on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. …

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Big Diamond Modified Purse Stays On Top

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Big Diamond Speedway Remains Highest Paying Modified Track ($3,000) In The Northeast In 2017 Press Release By: SHAWN T WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM MINERSVILLE, PA –February 14, 2017-  A rather mild winter in northeastern Pennsylvania has race fans ready for racing to return to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday, March 31, for the 46th season of dirt track racing at the coal region oval. Throughout the winter months, the buzz about the new season has been surrounding the payout for first two weeks of the 2017 season. For the first time in…

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Ransomville Speedway Builds Track Sponsorship For 2017 Season

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PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales, Randy’s Smoke Shop, Sign Sponsorship Deals with Ransomville Speedway Press Release By: STEVE PETTY / RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM RANSOMVILLE, NY –February 14, 2017-  As the 2017 season continues to get closer, Ransomville Speedway management is continuing to sign new and returning sponsors as Randy’s Smoke Shop and PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales have just signed on to the growing list of marketing partners. PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales have signed on as the Official Trailer and Auto Sales of the Ransomville Speedway. PJ NFB…

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Huge Payout Set For Georgetown Speedway 2017 Northeast Modified Opener

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Melvin L. Joseph Memorial March 11 Kicks Off Northeast Racing Season Press Release By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM GEORGETOWN, DE – February 14, 2017-Historic Georgetown Speedway in Delaware is set to host the Northeast’s season-opening dirt Modified race of 2017. On Saturday, March 11, big-block/small-block Modifieds circle the half-mile clay oval for the 49-lap Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, held in memory of the speedway founder, motorsports pioneer and First State business icon. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP opens its eight-race Velocita-USA South Region at Georgetown.…

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KING OF DIRT PRO STOCK PARTNERS RETURNING

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Series Inks Returning Marketing Partners For 2017 Season Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KING OF DIRT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda NY.- February 14, 2017 - With much excitement the King Of Dirt Racing Series official Facebook page announced through an info blast all presenting sponsor and/or title sponsor marketing partners that have helped make the Pro Stock division a success are returning in 2017. These marketing partners include Lazzaro’s Auto Body, Stone Motorsports, Speed’s Garage, and A-1 Installers. Since 1976 Lazzaro’s Auto Body located in Green Island New York has been specializing in complete collision…

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Just How Good Was Doug Hoffman?

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Do you want my opinion?  Not Coming From a Doug Hoffman Fan, But Rather My Honest Opinion? Story By: DANNY SERRANO /BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By:  GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sweedsbore  NJ.- February  13, 2017- Doug Hoffman was GREAT, AWESOME, IMPRESSIVE, and about 20 more similar synonyms.  In fact, I truly believe Doug was vastly underrated as impossible as that may seem.  His records are tremendous and his focus was intense and they don’t make many like him anymore, not many at all. When you see Allentown, Pennsylvania you ONLY think of one person if you are part of the…

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FINALIZES 2017 RULES AT PRE-SEASON MEETING

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FINALIZES 2017 RULES AND ANNOUNCES SEASON SPONSORS AT PRE-SEASON MEETING Story By: ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER/MASS PR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com With the first race of the season only seventy-six days away, officials and members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series gathered at the Penndel Fire Hall in Penndel, PA for a pre-season meeting to go over rules and policies that will be enforced and followed during the 2017 season. “After today’s meeting, with everyone’s thoughts and concerns being heard, we tied up a few loose ends concerning handicapping, a points structure and visitor policy, as well as other…

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