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

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

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GRANT GOES TO THE TOPP IN OCALA SPRINT PRACTICE

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

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USAC SPRINT TITLE DEFENSE BEGINS FOR COURTNEY

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

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

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

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WDGX OPENER A KEY FOR USAC SPRINT TITLE HOPES

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

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Doug Coby & Bubba Pollard On Top at New Smyrna

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

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Derek Kraus Uses Patience to Win at New Smyrna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Byron earns the Busch Pole Award for the Daytona 500

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

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash

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

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Pittman Claims Third Golden Gator

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

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

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

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

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

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Buzzie Reutimann Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Davenport Does It Again at East Bay

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

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Night One of Winter Freeze IX Goes Wire-to-Wire for Overton

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Night One of Winter Freeze IX Goes Wire-to-Wire for Overton Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Zachary Kloosterman SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 8, 2019 – The debut of the Morton Buildings brand across the face of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the new man in charge of its direction, Casey Shuman, left everyone wondering only one thing – how would the action on the track be at the drop of the green flag? If you weren’t in the seats of Screven Motor Speedway or watching live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene, you missed quite a show. Never…

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COURTNEY CONTINUES WINTER DIRT GAMES SUCCESS IN USAC MIDGET OPENER

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COURTNEY CONTINUES WINTER DIRT GAMES SUCCESS IN USAC MIDGET OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Al Steinberg/USAC Ocala, Florida (February 8, 2019).........Tyler Courtney continued his winning ways in "Winter Dirt Games" at Bubba Raceway Park in Friday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship season opener. The Indianapolis, Indiana driver was victorious in the final two races of last year's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car portion of "Winter Dirt Games" en route to his first career USAC National driving title. Kicking off the year in grand fashion is the goal of anybody with championship ambitions, and Courtney…

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Pittman Powers to Opening Night Victory at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals

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Pittman Powers to Opening Night Victory at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 8, 2019 – Daryn Pittman is no stranger to winning at Volusia Speedway Park. However, when he pulled his Sprint Car into Victory Lane during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals it was like a first win. NOS Energy Drink dawned Victory Lane for the first time as the new title sponsor of the Series, but the biggest change for Pittman was the car…

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Whitwell, Haley, Gundaker, Green & Rupe bag Gators on Five-Star 15s Feature night

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Whitwell, Haley, Gundaker, Green & Rupe bag Gators on Five-Star 15s Feature night Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 8, 2019 — One of the most popular nights of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds is the Quad-15s Features Night. Due to the extremely high car counts throughout the week, the UMP Modifieds ran five features instead of the originally scheduled four during the fourth night of the DIRTcar Nationals at the fast half-mile, high-banked dirt oval of Volusia Speedway Park. The newly renamed Five-Star 15s saw five first…

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Davenport Back in Victory Lane at East Bay

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Davenport Back in Victory Lane at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 8, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport grabbed the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 38 and led the rest of the way to score his second win in the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. Erb entered the event with two wins during the week and bolted to the lead at the start of the 50-lap main event. Erb held the lead until Davenport forged ahead with twelve laps remaining. Erb's Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket crossed the stripe in second followed…

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AUTO BODY SERVICES IS SET TO JOIN BRETT BALLARD RACING IN 2019 AS A MARKETING PARTNER

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AUTO BODY SERVICES IS SET TO JOIN BRETT BALLARD RACING IN 2019 AS A MARKETING PARTNER Story By: Mike Wisniewski/B&M Motorsports Photo By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Sicklerville, NJ (February 8, 2019) – Auto Body Services, located at 1060 South Market Street in Wilmington, DE, will be joining Brett Ballard’s Modified team in 2019 as a marketing partner. “I am very happy to announce that Auto Body Services will be supporting my racing efforts in 2019 as a marketing partner,” stated Ballard. Auto Body Services has been in business for over 25 years and is independently family owned. Jamie Bartlebaugh works side-by-side…

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Pre-Sale Tickets for Weedsport Speedway’s Month of May Schedule Now on Sale

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Pre-Sale Tickets for Weedsport Speedway’s Month of May Schedule Now on Sale; Camping Also Available for 2019 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (February 8, 2019) – Pre-sale tickets for Weedsport Speedway’s month of May schedule, including the Empire State Challenge featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Sunday, May 19, are now on sale. To pre-purchase tickets for 2019’s May events, simply visit www.weedsportspeedway.com, then click the orange “Tickets” icon on the top right-hand side of the main page. From there, you will be able to…

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Weekend Preview: Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Weekend Preview: Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The highly-anticipated start to the 2019 edition of Speedweeks in Daytona begins for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday (at 12 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAAR Radio) with pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 followed by the Advance Auto Parts Clash (at 3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), which will feature 20 of the sport’s biggest names competing for the first race trophy of the year. In…

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Three-Time Defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman Grabs First Feature Win of 2019

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Three-Time Defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman Grabs First Feature Win of 2019 102 total DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand at Volusia Speedway Park so far after three nights of action Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 7, 2019 — The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds continued their marathon week-long stretch of events at Volusia Speedway Park with the third night of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. The half-mile, high-banked dirt oval located west of Daytona Beach had seen 95 teams make at least one appearance within the first two days for the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals. On…

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The ‘Big Cat’ earns All Star Florida finale victory at Volusia Speedway Park

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The ‘Big Cat’ earns All Star Florida finale victory at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Jim Murdoch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (2/7/2019) - The ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet was the man to beat on Thursday evening at Volusia Speedway Park, officially concluding the five-race Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 sweep through the Sunshine State with a $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals triumph. The victory, Sweet’s fourth-ever during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and his first at the Barberville half-mile, was accomplished from the outside of row two, slowly picking…

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Hudson O’Neal Over Pearson in Photo Finish at East Bay

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Hudson O'Neal Over Pearson in Photo Finish at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 7, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal rallied from a lap ten caution to stun the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series field on Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park. O'Neal charged ahead of race leader Tyler Erb and second-place-running Earl Pearson Jr. with two laps to go to win night four of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. Using the top groove, the 18-year-old former Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year beat Pearson to the finish line…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Ocala, Florida (February 7, 2019).........Kevin Thomas, Jr. led all 26 drivers on hand during Thursday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship/"Winter Dirt Games X" practice night at Bubba Raceway Park. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas, in his Petry Motorsports/Bolted Spine Designs - Petry Excavating - Gray Auto/Bullet/Speedway Toyota, set the time in the first of the four sessions with a time of 14.263. C.J. Leary was second at 14.305, followed by Chris Windom (14.420), Chase Jones (14.427) and Tyler…

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Scott Bloomquist Faces Penalties for Tuesday Infraction

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Scott Bloomquist Faces Penalties for Tuesday Infraction Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Tampa, FL - It was announced during Thursday's drivers meeting at East Bay Raceway Park that Scott Bloomquist will face penalties and fines for infractions during Tuesday night's Winternationals event. Bloomquist left the facility on Tuesday night after an incident in his heat race. He did not compete in the B-Main but accepted a series provisional to start the A-Main. Unbeknownst to series officials, Bloomquist was not piloting the #0 during the five-laps the car completed during the A-Main before retiring from the event. Bloomquist…

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OSWEGO SUPERMODIFIED ONE LAP RECORD HOLDER PAYNE, 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR THOMPSON, READY FOR FIRST SYRACUSE RACE WEEKEND

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OSWEGO SUPERMODIFIED ONE LAP RECORD HOLDER JOEY PAYNE, 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TYLER THOMPSON, READY FOR FIRST SYRACUSE RACE WEEKEND MARCH 8-9 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE NY February 7, 2019 . . .When the green flag drops on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y., two of Oswego Speedway’s most popular and accomplished Supermodified drivers, Joey Payne of Fairlawn, NJ and Tyler Thompson of Oswego, will be ready to hit their throttles full blast. Nicknamed ‘The Jersey Jet”, Payne, has…

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Taylor Cook Bags First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature on Night #2

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Taylor Cook Bags First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature on Night #2 Story By: Cristina Cordova/DIRTcar Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 6, 2019 — After a stellar field of 91 teams made the trip south for opening night, the car count bulged to 95 total entries at the legendary half-mile high-banked dirt oval on Night Two of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Taylor Cook made the most of his first appearance of the week by passing three-time defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman on the white flag lap to secure his first career feature win in the…

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Shane Stewart earns first Gator during All Star DIRTcar Nationals opener

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Shane Stewart earns first Gator during All Star DIRTcar Nationals opener Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Jim Murdoch & Pete Wortman/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 6, 2019) - It took Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart eight laps to track down race leader, Daryn Pittman, from the inside of row three, but once he found the back bumper of the Roth Motorsports entry, it was the end of the road for Daryn Pittman, as well as the rest of the field. Stewart, driver of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/High Performance Lubricants/Weikert’s Livestock/No. 5 sprint car, opened the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at…

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Davenport Strikes at East Bay

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Davenport Strikes at East Bay Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA. (February 6, 2019) - The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport survived a torrid battle with Brandon Sheppard to register his first series win of 2019 on Wednesday night at East Bay Raceway Park Davenport took the lead from Sheppard on lap 26 and then held off Tyler Erb to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. It was Davenport's fifth-career win at the "Clay by the Bay" and the 37th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory…

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Drydene, PFC Brakes, SRI Performance and FireAde Join as Sponsors, Brent Larson and Scott James Board the Full-Time Roster

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Drydene, PFC Brakes, SRI Performance and FireAde Join as Sponsors, Brent Larson and Scott James Board the Full-Time Roster Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SYLVANIA, GA - Feb. 6, 2019 - With just two days remaining before the 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season opener at Screven Motor Speedway, lots of new storylines are unfolding as many teams partake in the Florida-Georgia Speedweeks action and prepare for an exciting season ahead. The World of Outlaws brand has also been making immense preparations to bring out the best in its drivers, crews, and fans,…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES USAC SPRINT ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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WINTER DIRT GAMES USAC SPRINT ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 6, 2019).........The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car openers from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida bring with it a slew of talented drivers in a deep field for "Winter Dirt Games X" on February 14-15-16. Eight of the expected drivers are previous "Winter Dirt Games" winners, including 2018 opening night winner Chase Stockon of Ft. Branch, Ind. and reigning series champ Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., who tallied the final two nights of last year's event in…

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Michael Long Scores First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature Win on Opening Night

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Michael Long Scores First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature Win on Opening Night 91 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds invade Volusia Speedway Park to kick off DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Cristina Cordova/DIRTcar Racing Photos By: Sally Armbruster & Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 5, 2019 — On an opening night that featured a whopping 91 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds from 21 different states and three Canadian provinces on the property at Volusia Speedway Park, 37-year-old driver, Fowler, IL driver Michael Long overtook three-time defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman with eight laps to go, pulling away from Hoffman and the rest of…

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Tyler Erb Continues Early Season Hot Streak

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Tyler Erb Continues Early Season Hot Streak Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS TAMPA, FLA (February 5, 2019) - Tyler Erb continued his recent hot streak as he claimed his third victory in only a four-race season thus far on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Erb dominated the event, leading every lap of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb started on the outside of the front row in his Best Performance Motorsports entry and pulled away from the pack at the start of the…

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Pioneer Windows MFG Race Team Coming In Force To The Fulton Speedway In 2019; Speedway Champion Dale Planck Hired As Team driver with AJ Miller

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Pioneer Windows MFG Race Team Coming In Force To The Fulton Speedway In 2019; Speedway Champion Dale Planck Hired As Team driver with AJ Miller Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton Speedway Photo By: atomicwraps.com FULTON, NY – The father and son race team of Eric Miller and his son AJ Miller make the long tow to the Fulton Speedway every Saturday night from their Fultonville, NY home to compete in the DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman division. In 2019 the team will increase by one as Cortland, NY racer Dale Planck will be behind the wheel weekly at Fulton in a DIRTcar…

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Short Track Super Series Ignites with March Stops At Georgetown & Port Royal Speedways

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  Short Track Super Series Ignites with March Stops At Georgetown & Port Royal Speedways Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ignites during the month of March. Two major events are on the docket to kick-start the 2019 STSS season at a pair of premier facilities. On March 15-16, Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway plays host to the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Sunglass Central and Design for Vision with the annual Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. STSS Modifieds are the featured attraction on Saturday (March…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES X LIVE ON FLORACING.COM

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  WINTER DIRT GAMES X LIVE ON FLORACING.COM Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 5, 2019).........A new era for USAC racing begins this weekend as FloRacing.com will live stream the opening rounds of "Winter Dirt Games X" for both the NOS Energy Drink National Midgets (Feb. 8-9) and AMSOIL National Sprint Cars (Feb. 14-15-16) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Veteran motorsports announcer Sean Buckley will be on the microphone for all the events throughout the season on the live FloRacing.com broadcasts, which includes more than 80+ races from coast-to-coast between the Silver…

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USAC MIDGET ROOKIE CLASS AIMS TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN 2019

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USAC MIDGET ROOKIE CLASS AIMS TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (February 5, 2019).........Coming off a year in which a Rookie stormed into USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget competition to win three races and the series title, your eyes have to be focused on who can rise up to the challenge to, perhaps, repeat what Logan Seavey did a year ago. Nine drivers thus far have indicated his or her intention to compete on the full series' trail, a substantially-talented class of individuals who can certainly…

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TMC to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Races

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TMC Transportation to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Series Races with Tucker-Boat Motorsports 18-Year-Old Earnhardt Family Member Embarks on First Full USAC Season Story By: David Smith/Tucker-Boat Racing DES MOINES, IOWA, Feb. 5, 2019 - TMC Transportation, the nation's largest employee-owned open deck transportation company, will serve as the primary partner for Karsyn Elledge, the 18-year-old granddaughter of NASCAR Hall-of-Fame driver Dale Earnhardt and niece of two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., across multiple races comprising the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship. TMC Transportation is familiar to dirt racing die-hards. Harrold Annett, the Chairman…

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NASCAR adds disqualifications to officiating procedures in 2019

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NASCAR adds disqualifications to officiating procedures in 2019 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Dan DeMarco & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – In a move that is both dramatic and emphatic, NASCAR announced on Monday that, for the first time as an official policy, cars will be subject to disqualification for post-race inspection failures. And NASCAR will declare the official winner of races in its top three national series before leaving the track on race day. “We’re changing the culture,” NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said during a meeting with reporters at the NASCAR…

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