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The Big-Block Modifieds Take On Le RPM Speedway and Autodrome Drummond September 7-8

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The Big-Block Modifieds Take On Le RPM Speedway and Autodrome Drummond September 7-8 Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – August 14, 2018 – In September, the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series will shake and rattle the Canadian province of Quebec for the second time in 2018. The Series returns to Le RPM Speedway for the third time in the track’s short history on Friday, September 7. The next day, Autodrome Drummond hosts the Series for its second 100-lap main event this season. The Blackout Race takes the green flag on Saturday,…

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Dave Marcuccilli Leads Weedsport’s Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series

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Dave Marcuccilli Leads Weedsport’s Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series; Super DIRT Week Finale to Close Championship Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (August 16, 2018) – More than 100 DIRTcar Sportsman drivers have taken on Weedsport Speedway in 2018 with Dave Marcuccilli leading the way in the Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series after six point paying events. Since opening the series on May 20, Marcuccilli has claimed a series leading three main event wins on the season, including yet another triumph in the prestigious Sportsman Classic. In six events, Marcuccilli has finished in the top…

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It’s Johnson Over Johnson In Albany Saratoga Thriller

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It's Johnson Over Johnson In Albany Saratoga Thriller Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – If you’re going to wait over a year to get a win, might as well make it a big one. Marc Johnson, the 2016 modified champion at Albany-Saratoga Apeedway, got to hoist the big check Wednesday night after pulling off a surprising victory in the 50-lap Brett Deyo-promoted Short Track Super Series “Stampede At Toga” at the Malta track. Johnson, using the low line to his advantage, rocketed past Ronnie Johnson with six laps to go and came away with…

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Marc Johnson Takes Short Track Super Series ‘Stampede’

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Marc Johnson Thrills Albany-Saratoga Speedway Crowd, Takes $6,000 Short Track Super Series ‘Stampede’ Top Prize Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – Relief and joy! Marc Johnson showed pure emotion on Wednesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway after a victory in the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified headliner. The 50-lap STSS Modified event – postponed by 24 hours due to rain on the original Tuesday date – was an instant classic on the ‘Great Race Place’ four-tenths-mile track. Guilderland, N.Y.’s Johnson emerged from…

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SMOKE ON THE HILL 2 RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23

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SMOKE ON THE HILL 2 RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23 STOP BY LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT DISPLAY AND REGISTER TO WIN $250 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Bechtelsville, PA (August 15, 2018) Tony Stewart will lead the field of 410 sprint cars to the Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, August 23 for the 4th Annual Thunder Cup sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints joined by the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series…

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Four Super DIRTcar Series Drivers already Locked into the 200-Lap NAPA Super DIRT Week Main Event

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Four Super DIRTcar Series Drivers already Locked into the 200-Lap NAPA Super DIRT Week Main Event Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mike Johnson, Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY – August 15, 2018 – In just 49 days the cars and stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will take the stage at Owego Speedway for the biggest Big-Block Modified event in the country, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII. Every year, the excitement builds as drivers announce their intention to strap on their big-boy shoes and take on the best in the country. This year,…

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High Speed Racing Thrills Returns This Friday, August 17 At The Brewerton Speedway

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High Speed Racing Thrills Returns This Friday, August 17 At The Brewerton Speedway Story By: Dave Medler/Brewerton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BREWERTON, NY- This Friday, August 17 Ehrlich Pest Control will present a night of fast, affordable, family fun out at the races. On the high speed, side by side racing schedule will be the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman, STARS Mod Lites and JB Logging & Firewood 4-Cylinders. Adult grandstand admission is $12, with everyone 18 years old and under free. Pit is $27 Member, $30 Non-Member. Grandstands open at 5:30 pm with racing…

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Championship On The Line For The Fulton Speedway Unique eCigs Modified Series Saturday August 18

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Championship On The Line For The Fulton Speedway Unique eCigs Modified Series Saturday August 18; Silent Auction To Benefit Bernard’s Beagle Rescue & Misfits Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com FULTON, NY – This Saturday, August 18 Power Seal Asphalt Sealing & Northeast Racing Products, Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet will present a night of fast, family, affordable, fun racing at the Fulton Speedway. Racing on the ‘Highbanks’ will feature the final race of the Unique eCigs 358 Modified Series, SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman, Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux RUSH Late Models…

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HBR Racing Recap 8/15/18

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HBR Racing Recap 8/15/18 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – August 15, 2018 – The Heinke Baldwin race team registered one victory and eight top-ten finishes this past week in a span of four races at four different tracks. The HBR team kicked the four-day race week off early on Monday in Ontario at Merrittville Speedway with the Super DIRTcar Series. Phelps finished where he started in his heat race, sixth. “We didn’t seem to fire enough off the truck,” he said. “We had a tough group, so we paid the price. Passing wasn’t…

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The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit trio of tracks during three-day New York road trip

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The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit trio of tracks during three-day New York road trip Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 15, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season is about to hit high gear once again, as the touring sprint car series sets aim for a trio of stops in the Empire State; three tracks in three days all while chasing a combined winner’s share equalling $22,000. The New York triple-header will activate a busy stretch of competition for the touring All Stars. The…

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2018 POKER SERIES RETURNS TO BRIDGEPORT WITH RUMBLE ON THE RIVER

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2018 POKER SERIES RETURNS TO BRIDGEPORT WITH RUMBLE ON THE RIVER Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com The Rumble on the River will see the return of the 811 Dig Safe Poker Series to the 5/8th mile of the Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday, August 21st. This event was scheduled as the third hand of the 2018 Poker Series before Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the All American 40 on July 1st. The Poker Series events are scheduled on non-regular race days to allow competitors from throughout the Northeast to compete. The Poker Series…

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Robinson Out Maneuvers Finocchario For The WIN at Spencer

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Robinson Out Maneuvers Finocchario For The WIN at Spencer Story By: Shylo Fuchs/NYSS Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com The #94 of Billy Coyle and the #90 of Nate Peckham would bring the field of 26 Sunoco New York Super Stocks by Insinger Performance to the green on a beautiful 75 degree evening in Williamson, NY. The #94 would take the early lead but the #90 would stay close behind challenging until he would finally take the lead on lap 4. The #15 of Robinson would be coming from his 10 place starting position, climbing fast through the field looking to get…

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS AT SPRINGFIELD TRANSLATE TO USAC CHAMPS

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS AT SPRINGFIELD TRANSLATE TO USAC CHAMPS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Brendon Bauman/USAC Springfield, Illinois.........When Justin Grant took the checkered flag in the 2017 running of the "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, it was a culmination of a dream afternoon for the Ione, Calif. native. Not only did he capture a victory in one of the most prestigious events on the schedule, he joined a list of some of the most successful racers in the history of the series who earned their first career USAC Silver Crown victory right on the Springfield…

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EASTERN AUTO PARTS WAREHOUSE’S JEEP NIGHT IS READY TO ROLL INTO NEW EGYPT

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EASTERN AUTO PARTS WAREHOUSE'S JEEP NIGHT IS READY TO ROLL INTO NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY WITH HALF-PRICE GRANDSTAND ADMISSION FOR JEEP DRIVERS Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ (August 14, 2018) - Eastern AutoParts Warehouse's Jeep Night is set to roll into New Egypt Speedway on Saturday, August 18. On this night, all Jeep drivers will be admitted to the grandstand for half-price. In addition, Jeep drivers can partake in a Jeep Show in the picnic area. Plus, all Jeep drivers (18+) will be permitted to drive their Jeep out on the speedway during…

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Super DIRTcar Series Celebrates Labor Day at Weedsport Speedway with NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII Qualifier

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Super DIRTcar Series Celebrates Labor Day at Weedsport Speedway with NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII Qualifier Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – August 14, 2018 – The Super DIRTcar Series visits Weedsport Speedway for the final time in 2018 to race the Labor Day Double Play 100. Stewart Friesen and Erick Rudolph took the first two NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII Qualifiers at the historic Weedsport Speedway, and cashed in a combined $20,000 in winnings. The September 3 Labor Day main event awards the final guaranteed starting position for the Oswego 200 in…

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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 76 AS DARLAND, LEARY AND BRIGHT SIGN IN

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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 76 AS DARLAND, LEARY AND BRIGHT SIGN IN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........The latest flurry of entries has pushed the driver roster for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink to 76 for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event that will be held September 5-6 at the new Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among those are three entries from the team owned by nine-time Indianapolis 500 starter Sarah Fisher. Leading the group for SFHR is USAC's all-time winningest AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver…

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“Prelude to the Coalcracker” 35-Lap, $4000 to win for the Modifieds highlights this Friday August 17th at Big Diamond

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“Prelude to the Coalcracker” 35-Lap, $4000 to win for the Modifieds highlights this Friday August 17th at Big Diamond Speedway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com With the season winding down quickly at Big Diamond Speedway, this Friday night August 17th the annual “Prelude to the Coalcracker” race is set to hit the speedway. This traditional race is one the fans always look forward each and every year as it usually brings in some outsiders to give them a chance to prep their cars for the $10,000 to win “Jack Rich” Coalcracker…

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH

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LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH, SPORTSMAN AND LATE MODELS ALSO PART OF TRIPLEHEADER Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 14, 2018 . . . . The $10,000 to win Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial was lost to weather last Saturday at Grandview Speedway. They’ll be trying again this Saturday, August 18th with the $10,000 to win Modified Classic set for 7:30 p.m. The tripleheader show will also feature the Sportsman and Late Model stock cars. A fantastic field of Modified stock car racing…

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Highly Anticipated COMP Cams Topless 100 Awaits

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Highly Anticipated COMP Cams Topless 100 Awaits Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (August 14, 2018) - One of the most highly anticipated events of the season awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors this weekend. The 26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions is slated for Thursday-Saturday, August 16th-18th, at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark. The crown jewel event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil. In 2018, for the first time in…

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FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100

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FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY'S BETTENHAUSEN 100 AT SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean/USAC Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2018).........A field of 40-plus USAC Silver Crown Champ Car drivers are expected to compete in this Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. From top-to-bottom, the list includes seven Silver Crown championships, 13 "Bettenhausen 100" victories and 97 total Silver Crown wins, with 15 states represented. One of those past race winners includes reigning "Bettenhausen 100" winner Justin Grant. The Ione, California native led 79 laps and staved off a hard-charge by…

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DARLAND RIDES AGAIN AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR KAZMARK

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DARLAND RIDES AGAIN AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR KAZMARK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (Aug. 13, 2018).........Dave Darland, a three-time winner on the Springfield Mile, has teamed up with car owner Gene Kazmark to compete in this Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Darland leads all drivers in series history with 198 career starts entering the event on the one-mile dirt oval and has made five starts in 2018 with a best finish of 9th in May's "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds…

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Outlaws Look to the West

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Outlaws Look to the West Nine days of racing in 16 days on the West Coast lie ahead Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — August 13, 2018 — After a month in the Midwest, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes it’s way west for the annual fall swing, featuring nine days of racing over 16 days in Washington, Oregon and California. The trip begins with the Outlaw Energy Showdown, a two-day event on the high-banked 3/8-mile bullring at Skagit Speedway, Friday, August 31 to Saturday, September 1. Last year,…

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Dramatic World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Point Battle Arrives At Georgetown August 16

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Dramatic World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Point Battle Arrives At Georgetown Speedway August 16 Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – A dramatic championship battle is underway on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. And Georgetown Speedway is the national tour’s next destination. This Thursday (August 16), the WoO Late Model contingent hits the Georgetown banked half-mile for the ‘Fulton Bank 40’ offering $10,000 to win and $700 to take the green flag from a total pay structure of more than $40,000! Entering Thursday night, Chris Madden (4,296 points) leads Mike…

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Design for Vision/Sunglass Central To Provide Ray-Ban Sunglasses To ‘Blast at the Beach’ Podium

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Design for Vision/Sunglass Central To Provide Ray-Ban Sunglasses To ‘Blast at the Beach’ STSS Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman Top-Three Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – You can’t go to the beach without sunglasses. So it’s only fitting that Design for Vision/Sunglass Central has signed on as a marketing partner for the ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by VAHLCO Wheels at Georgetown Speedway on Tuesday, August 28. For the first time in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, an event will be nationally televised on MAV-TV…

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Kevin Harvick storms to seventh 2018 victory at Michigan

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Kevin Harvick storms to seventh 2018 victory at Michigan Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. – Last week at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott’s maiden victory on the road course interrupted the season of the Big Three. But on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Kevin Harvick restored the status quo, winning for the seventh time this season and breaking a tie with third-place finisher Kyle Busch for most victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick led 108 of the 200 laps in the Consumers Energy 400 and cruised to a 3.233-second win over runner-up Brad…

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Connor Cleveland Battles Zach Sobotka to Earn Second Sportsman Win at Weedsport Speedway

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Connor Cleveland Battles Zach Sobotka to Earn Second Sportsman Win at Weedsport Speedway Story By: Mark Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (August 13, 2018) – The Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series returned to Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, joining the ESS Legends Reunion with Connor Cleveland showing the way in a tremendous battle with Zach Sobotka, to score his second win of the season at the Port worth $1,000. Cleveland took advantage of a stout qualifying effort and redraw to start from the outside of the front row with DJ Forbes, darting to the lead from the drop…

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Knapp gets 3rd and Majchrzak, Moldt both get their 2nd for 2018

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Knapp gets 3rd and Majchrzak, Moldt both get their 2nd for 2018  Story By: Dan Turner/Wyoming Cnty Intl. Speedway Photos By: Rob Micoli/Wyoming Cnty Intl. Speedway With just two more regular weeks of racing in the 2018 season, before our “Shootout at the Bullring” the point chase is on in all our weekly racing classes. Knapp leads Majchrzak by 78 points, in the SST Modifieds. Kathie Richetson leads Dave Heimes by 14 going into tonight’s program. Zach Meyers leads Eric Hastreiter by only 27 markers. Each and every nights of racing is getting more and more critical to gather as many points as possible.…

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Win #123 And Counting As Alan Johnson Extends Career Mark In Canandaigua

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Win #123 And Counting As Alan Johnson Extends Career Mark In Canandaigua Ruggles & DePuy continue to dominate, Gray & Hoxie add third victories of season at LOLR Story By: Tom Skibinksi/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Don Romeo /Land of Legends Raceway Canandaigua, NY – Starting it all off as a teenager with his first-ever feature win at Land Of Legends Raceway in 1975, Alan Johnson continued to add to his all-time track-best total, tallying Pepsi Big-Block Modified victory #123 in the 'Saturday Spectacular' presented by L&L Transmissions and the Ontario County Fairboard. “I think that first race at Canandaigua…

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Brown Makes History by Winning Both Twin Fifties at Bowman Gray

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Brown Makes History by Winning Both Twin Fifties at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) After a rough start to his season, Tim Brown and his crew made massive changes to the #83 machine. Their efforts paid off, with Brown continuing his hot streak and making history on Saturday. Brown became the first driver ever to win both races in a twin 50-lap double header. The fastest lap for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series on Saturday belonged once again to Tim Brown, his fifth pole in…

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Todd Root Dominates For His First Ever Fulton Speedway Modified Victory

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Todd Root Dominates For His First Ever Fulton Speedway Modified Victory Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com FULTON, NY – Todd Root and his race team have been through tough times in his rookie season in the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar 358 Modifieds at the Fulton Speedway. Two words never entered their minds, “Give up.” Root and his team worked hard right up to Saturday morning on race day putting the finishing touches on a brand-new car and engine combination. The results were a first ever trip to victory lane in a dominating performance leading every lap…

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SWANSON BECOMES WINNINGEST SILVER CROWN DRIVER WITH SALEM SCORE

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SWANSON BECOMES WINNINGEST SILVER CROWN DRIVER WITH SALEM SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Salem, Indiana.........On a night when he was in a class of his own on the Salem Speedway high banks, Kody Swanson put himself in a class of his own in the record books. The Kingsburg, California native led the 59th "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial" from start to finish in a landslide, perhaps the best on-track performance he's displayed of all 24 of his series victories, to surpass Jack Hewitt and become the USAC Silver Crown division's winningest driver. Swanson set…

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Weiss Pockets $50,000 Sunoco North/South 100 Payday

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Weiss Pockets $50,000 Sunoco North/South 100 Payday Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 11, 2018) - Ricky Weiss scored the biggest win of his racing career on Saturday night capturing the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. Weiss withstood a battle with Hudson O'Neal in the final ten laps to record his first career crown jewel win and his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. Tim McCreadie made a late-race charge to take second from O'Neal. Jimmy Owens finished in fourth and current points leader Jonathan Davenport…

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Brad Sweet Sends Sellout Knoxville Raceway Crowd into Pandemonium with Thrilling Knoxville Nationals Triumph

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Brad Sweet Sends Sellout Knoxville Raceway Crowd into Pandemonium with Thrilling Knoxville Nationals Triumph Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos by: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA – August 11, 2018 – Brad Sweet forever etched his name in the history books, edging 10-time Knoxville Nationals Champion Donny Schatz by 0.133 seconds in the second-closest finish in the 58-year history of the event. A Green-White-Checkered finish brought the sellout crowd to their feet with Sweet remaining loyal to the bottom and Schatz pounding the cushion. As the NAPA Auto Parts, Kasey Kahne Racing No.49 crossed the line in front of Schatz, the city…

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Duane Howard survives to win his fourth feature of the season at Big Diamond Speedway

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Duane Howard survives to win his fourth feature of the season at Big Diamond Speedway. Dave Dissinger, Jason Geesaman & Kris Ney also victorious. Story By: Ken Bruce / Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt / RacersGuide.com It was a beautiful night for some great dirt track racing on Friday night on “Hunt the Giant” night at the Big Diamond Speedway as Mother Nature finally gave us a Friday night to enjoy the action at the Schuylkill County oval. In the 25-lap Mattera’s Electrical and General Contracting 358 Modified feature it was the “Diamond Cutter” Duane…

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CRYAN HONORS FALLEN CHAMPION JULICHER WITH KEN HECKLER TRIBUTE 51 WIN AT LANCASTER

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CRYAN HONORS FALLEN CHAMPION JULICHER WITH KEN HECKLER TRIBUTE 51 WIN AT LANCASTER Skora, Sprgaue & Palmer score victories Story By: Dave Buchanan / Lancaster National Speedway Photos By: Paula Thompson / Lancaster National Speedway LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 11, 2018) - Andy Cryan’s eighth Advance Auto Parts Street Stock win of the season might have been his most meaningful as he captured the 2nd annual Ken Heckler Tribute 51 on Saturday night at Lancaster National Speedway. The win by Cryan came just two days after the passing of nine-time Late Model track champion, John Julicher. Julicher had been a mentor…

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LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT SMOKE ON THE HILL 2, AUGUST 23 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY: ALL STAR 410 SPRINTS THUNDER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP IN SMOKE ON THE HILL 2, TONY STEWART TO MAKE THIRD START IN THUNDER SERIES Story By: Bob Miller / TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & George Steigerwalt / RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 11, 2018) – A champagne celebration with a two-foot-tall gold cup trophy chalice, confetti scattered all over Grandview Speedway victory lane, and one winner – the best-of-the-best in 410 Sprint Car racing. This defining moment has been the highlight of the three previous NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on…

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Max McLaughlin Uses Restart To Charge To Brewerton Speedway Modified Win

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Max McLaughlin Uses Restart To Charge To Brewerton Speedway Modified Win Story By: Dave Medler / Brewerton Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson / RacersGuide.com BREWERTON, NY – Max McLaughlin from Mooresville, NC came into Friday night, third in points with one feature win plus five top-five and eight top-ten finishes with only four point races left in the 2018 season. The number 13 would be good luck for McLaughlin as that was his starting spot in the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature. There was a red flag on lap 23 and all drivers were okay. On the restart…

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Schuchart Redeems Himself and Wins Friday Thriller to Lock-In to Knoxville Nationals

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Logan Schuchart Redeems Himself and Wins Friday Thriller to Lock-In to Knoxville Nationals Story By: Anthony Corini / WoO Photos By: Dick Ayers / RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA – August 10, 2018 – Logan Schuchart hasn’t slept well the past 48 hours since his colossal mistake of missing the scales on his Qualifying Night. The driver of the Shark Racing No.1S battled Knoxville kingpin Brian Brown throughout the 25 laps to win Night Three of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals and lock-in to Saturday’s Feature. Brown finished second to also lock-in. Veteran Paul McMahan and Knoxville regular Matt Juhl finished in…

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LEATY, CATALANO AND SCHOONMAKER TAKE 2018 SPENCER POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS

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LEATY, CATALANO AND SCHOONMAKER TAKE 2018 SPENCER POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS: HAWKINS, CATALANO AND SCHENK WIN FINAL FEATURES Story by: Gary M. Spaid / Spencer Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta / RacersGuide.com WILLIAMSON, NY…It was double point night at John White’s Spencer Speedway last Friday and with the regular season complete, the track champions were determined for 2018. In the Sunoco Modified division Eddie Hawkins picked up his first win of the season, with Mike Leaty laying claim to his fifth Sunoco Modified track title. In the Super Sixes, it was last year’s champion, Barrett Schenk picking up the 20-lap feature win.…

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RJ Rules At Albany Saratoga on Friday

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RJ Rules At Albany Saratoga on Friday Race Report By: Tom Boggie/Albany Saratoga Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – When opportunity knocks, the smart thing to do is answer the darn door. That’s what Ronnie Johnson did Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. After recording just one top-five finish in a rain-plagued month of July, Johnson parlayed a third-row starting position into his third win of the season in the 35-lap modified feature at the Malta track. But it wasn’t easy. Despite taking the lead following a restart on lap seven, Johnson first had to outduel Bodie Bellinger…

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MONTEITH PICKS UP FIRST BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY WIN

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MONTEITH PICKS UP FIRST BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY WIN Story By: BAPS Motor Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK HAVEN, PA: It’s hard to believe Brian Montieth didn’t have a win at BAPS Motor Speedway coming into the 2018 season. Looking at the configuration at track, you would think it’s a place Montieth would excel. There is a decent amount of banking, it’s a smallish half mile, and the racing is pretty good at the York Haven facility. But Montieth hasn’t always shined. It’s not that he hasn’t had opportunities, as much as his luck just never seemed to be in…

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Billy Van Pelt Thrills Woodhull Raceway Crowd With Short Track Super Series Hustlin’ the High Banks Victory

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Billy Van Pelt Thrills Woodhull Raceway Crowd With Short Track Super Series Hustlin’ the High Banks Victory; Dustin Jordan Crate Winner Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WOODHULL, NY – The hillside grandstands at Woodhull Raceway erupted Thursday night as the Sunoco checkered flag flew on ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54.’ For the first time in the event’s four-year history, a hometown boy got it done. Billy Van Pelt, the perennial king of the one-third-mile, high-banked track, turned back the advances of a talented big-block/small-block Modified field to win the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS)…

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Brad Sweet Dominates Night Two of Nationals to Earn Pole for Saturday’s Finale

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Brad Sweet Dominates Night Two of Nationals to Earn Pole for Saturday’s Finale Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA – August 9, 2018 – Brad Sweet made an exclamation point to the Sprint Car world on the second night of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, storming from sixth to the lead on the opening lap. Sweet never looked back and cruised to the Feature win and accumulated enough points to start on the pole for Saturday’s $150,000 to win Knoxville Nationals Finale. Rico Abreu finished second with David Gravel coming from 11th to…

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$10,000 TO WIN GIVES BIG FIELD OF RACERS 10,000 REASONS TO WIN PPB FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW

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$10,000 TO WIN GIVES BIG FIELD OF RACERS 10,000 REASONS TO WIN PPB FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 10, 2018 . . . Every racer will be looking to win the PPB Forrest Rogers Memorial Modified Classic at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, August 11. With three wins in row and eight overall in this Classic Craig Von Dohren is a strong favorite but don’t count out anyone. With $10,000 offered for winning the 50-lap Modified race fans can expect an action packed night of racing. With just…

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McCreadie Stops Pierce for Florence Victory

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McCreadie Stops Pierce for Florence Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS UNION, KY (August 9, 2018) Tim McCreadie broke through on Thursday night at Florence Speedway to win his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season. McCreadie led all 50 laps, holding off Bobby Pierce in the final circuits to take the win in the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout presented by Lucas Oil. McCreadie, the reigning Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 Champion flashed across the line just 0.759 seconds ahead of Pierce. Nick Hoffman, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist rounded out the…

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HOT ROD HEYDENREICH ENTERS SATURDAY’S JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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HOT ROD HEYDENREICH ENTERS SATURDAY'S JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Salem, Indiana.........John Heydenreich has signed on to drive A.J. Felker Racing's USAC Silver Crown car when the series hits the high banks this Saturday, August 11, at Salem Speedway for the 59th running of the "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial." The Bloomsburg, Pa. driver is one of 18 drivers in series history to have started at least 100 races. The 1998 "Rocky Mountain Classic" Silver Crown winner at Colorado's Pikes Peak International Raceway reached the triple digits in his most recent start, in 2016, at Williams Grove…

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SCHOOL HOUSE POOLS PRESENTS RACING ACTION AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

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SCHOOL HOUSE POOLS PRESENTS RACING ACTION AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – This Saturday, August 11 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, School House Pools will sponsor a regular evening of racing action in all regular divisions with a starting time of 7:00 p.m. Also on the racing card will be the Classics on Dirt Vintage cars with the win the last time they competed at Fonda going to Jay Lais who got to celebrate a very special win with his father Tom Lais in victory…

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Mr. Dirt Track U.S.A. to pay $25,000 to win

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Mr. Dirt Track U.S.A. to pay $25,000 to win Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEST LEBANON – In 1992, Lebanon Valley Speedway promoter Howard Commander began paying $17,500 to the winner of his annual Mr. Dirt Track U.S.A. race, giving Mr. Dirt Track the distinction of having the top payout for the winner of a 100-lap short-track dirt modified feature in the Northeast. This year, the bar is going to be raised. Through sponsorship from Amsterdam Trailer Repair, which has become one of the biggest supporters of dirt track racing in the Capital Region of…

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Bonsignore Extends Points Lead With Third Thompson Win of 2018, Fifth of Season

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Bonsignore Extends Points Lead With Third Thompson Win of 2018, Fifth of Season Story By: Taylor Therrien/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Michael Ivins/NASCAR Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its mid-summer classic event on Wednesday, August 8, the annual Bud 150 featuring the stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series Tour as well as Thompson’s local racing divisions. In their third appearance at Thompson in 2018 the nation’s best modified drivers were all chasing down one man, Justin Bonsignore who entered the event with four wins and a 51-point advantage on Chase Dowling for the title. Bonsignore started the…

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Greg Hodnett Leads All 25 Laps to Score Night One of Knoxville Nationals

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Greg Hodnett Leads All 25 Laps to Score Night One of Knoxville Nationals Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA – August 8, 2018 – Greg Hodnett got the early jump and never looked back to score Night One of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals for the Pennsylvania Posse. Tim Shaffer threw everything he had for the lead, but settled for second with Kyle Larson, who ended the night as the high point guy, settling for third. Brock Zearfoss hit the 8-car invert for the Feature perfectly, earning the pole for the 25-Lap Feature…

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