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After a post-race review Billy Decker has been reinstated as the DIRTcar Modified feature winner at Brewerton Full story to follow) August 15, 2014 Quick Results: (TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT DIRTcar MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – BILLY DECKER, Pat Ward, Ryan Bartlett, Tom Sears Jr., Dan Vauter, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Phelps, Chuck Bower, Jimmy Phelps, Matt Billings, Larry Wight, Jim Witko, Chris Hile, Chad Phelps, Chris Mackey, Tom Keyes, Tyler Siri, Pat O’Brien, Tim Seats Jr., Rob Bellinger, Tim Kerr, Matt Hulsizer, Matt Fink, Vinnie Vitale, Mike Bowman. (PRO RACE CARS MOD LITES 25 LAPS) – STERLING MILLER, Joe Isabell, Zach Babcock, Gary Jeffries, Jeff Blackburn, Nick Graziano, Alan Fink, Sam Usborne, Lowell Zehr, Cody Fleming, Kelly Skinner, Lane…More
Johnson Makes Last Lap Pass for Win at Ransomville Speedway

Ransomville, NY – Friday, August 15th- It was a chilly night at the Big R as a total of ninety-eight cars filled the pit area. Pepsi and Creekside Sales and Service presented a Full Card of Racing which included the Modifieds, Investors Services Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers, and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman plus an Autograph Night and Ladies Race. Danny Johnson of Rochester, NY captured his second win of the season in the Modified division. In what came down to one of the most exciting finishes of the season, Johnson used a…More 

Larry Wight Posts ESS Victory at Brewerton 

Full story to follow) (LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS 25 LAPS) – LARRY WIGHT, Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Steve Poirier, Tommy Wickham, Paul Kinney, Steve Glover,Mike Stelter, Tim Axton, Dave Axton, James Hanson, Sam Reakes IV, Darryl Ruggles, Joe Trenca, Bryan Howland, Patrick Vigneault, Stewart Friesen, Matt Tanner, Danny Varin, Etienne Girard, Steve Hutchinson, Jeff Cook.

Marks And Hodnett Split Williams Grove Twin 20s, Bright Takes ARDC 

Mechanicsburg – Brent Marks and Greg Hodnett split twin 20’s for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking checkered flags worth $2,500 each. In the 20-lap ARDC Midget feature event, Alex Bright wired the field from the second starting spot to claim his fourth overall win of the ARDC season. Marks started second in the first twin 20 for the super sprint cars and trailed polesitter Gerard McIntyre Jr. for the first 16 circuits before snagging the lead late in the event. Even on a restart on the seventh lap Marks had nothing for leader McIntyre but…More 

Kenny Tremont Holds off Brett Hearn for Victory at Albany-Saratoga 

Full story to follow) Modified Top 5: Kenny Tremont Jr, Brett Hearn, Mark Kislowski, Marc Johnson and Peter Britten

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At age fifty, Ontario, NY driver Chuck “The Cobra’ Hebing will make his first start at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in the ninth running of the Rislone Nationals on Friday night, August 22.
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Taylor Ferns Looks to Outrun the Weather this Week

Mother Nature is often the toughest competitor in dirt track racing. Taylor Ferns has had to battle rain and inclement weather the last several weeks, which have prevented her from climbing aboard her 410-winged sprint car. She looks to put all of that behind her this weekend, as she heads to Northwest Ohio for a night of racing at Attica Raceway Park.

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“The Jet” claims impressive $17,500 ‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A’ prize 

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. – August 14, 2014 – Better late than never. One of the winningest drivers to ever sit behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified had gone through more than half the race season without a Super DIRTcar Series victory, until Thursday. Brett Hearn steered to victory Thursday, Aug. 14, at Lebanon Valley Speedway, claiming his first series win of the season. “I just did what I do on Saturday nights,” said the Sussex, N.J., driver, whose winless series transcript was still impressive, with four top-five finishes and eight top-tens out of ten starts. “I have a…More

Big Diamond Speedway Presents 2nd Annual “Prelude to the Coal Cracker” this Coming Friday 

MINERSVILLE, PA - This coming Friday, August 15th, racing returns to Big Diamond Speedway with the running of the 2nd Annual Prelude To The Coal Cracker Event for the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. This race is 30 laps for $4,000 to win and $400 to take the green. Twenty six cars will start the feature event. All drivers will draw for heat starting spots and there will be a redraw for the feature event. Number of cars in the redraw will be determined by the number of heats we need to run. If we run three heats, the top…More

Tickets on Sale for the Freedom 76 at Grandview 

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 12, 2014 . . . The biggest event of the season, the annual Freedom 76 Modified stock car classic, which rewards the winner with more than $25,000, is set for Saturday, September 13th at Grandview Speedway. New this year will be a Friday night show that will include the American Racing Drivers Club midgets and Race of Champions Sportsman. Tickets for the Freedom 76 will be on sale at the track starting Saturday, August 16th and will be priced at $35 for adults, $10 for youngsters 6 thru 12 and under 6 are admitted free. Pit passes…More

Champions to be Crowned this Sat at Fonda Speedway 

By RON SZCZERBA Fonda, NY – On Saturday, August 16 champions will be crowned in all divisions at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway as the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility completes the 2014 regular season before their annual break for the Fonda Fair. Looking ahead here is the order of events for the racing program coming up on Saturday night for the “BBL Companies Night of Features” which will be the 18th year of the double features format. Hot laps will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the following order 4-cylinder, street stock, pro stock, modified, and sportsman. At 7:00 p.m.…More

Marketing Partners Sign On, Incentives Grow For Georgetown Speedway Tuesday, August 26 Inaugural ‘Beach Blast’ 

GEORGETOWN, DE – The most-talked-about First State dirt Modified happening in many years hasn’t stopped growing. As the inaugural ‘Beach Blast’ at Georgetown Speedway approaches on Tuesday, August 26 (rain date: August 27), marketing partners continue to sign on and incentives have grown for both competitors and fans. Driver Eric Kormann and special events promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC have teamed up to lease the rustic Georgetown half-mile oval for a “first time happening in the First State.” Modifieds, with rules allowing both big- and small-block engine varieties, compete for a huge $24,125 purse in their 35-lap…More

Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park to Remember Kevin Ward Jr. This Friday Night; 13th Starting Position to be Left Open for Remaining Events 

By CRAIG REVELLE LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y. - Just a few days ago, Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park lost a great friend and supporter with the tragic passing of Kevin Ward Jr. The 20 year old driver was extremely talented and had unlimited potential. This coming Friday night, we will honor and remember Kevin. We encourage everyone to where orange in memory Kevin and to show our respect to the Ward family. In addition, Can Am will leave open the 13th starting position in all eligible classes in memory of Ward and his #13. “What happened last week was very tragic, and this…More

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After a strong top five feature finish Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Davie Franek of Wontage, NJ is one race closer to claiming his first ever Rislone URC Sprint Series Championship.


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Tracy Hines Heads to a Couple Historic Tracks This Week

One of the mainstays in Silver Crown racing over the years has been the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The same can be said in Midget competition for Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin. Being a student of the history of the sport, Tracy Hines is well-versed in the aura of both venues, and he also has been victorious at each. He'll look to add to his success at the track historic tracks this weekend.


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Statement from Jeremie Corcoran, Owner/Promoter of Canandaigua Motorsports Park

Statement from Jeremie Corcoran, Owner/Promoter of Canandaigua Motorsports Park concerning this Saturday August 16th racing.


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Chris Hile Posts Win at Fulton Speedway 

(TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT DIRTcar MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – CHRIS HILE, Billy Decker, Chuck Bower, Pat Ward, Adam Roberts, Rob Bellinger, Tom Sears Jr., Tim Currier, Chad Phelps, Jim Witko Jr., Dan Vauter, Katelyn Kane, Shawn Donath, Matt Fink, Matt Hulsizer, Larry Wight, Chris Mackey, Jimmy Phelps, Ryan Phelps, Tim Sears Jr. (OMNI SERVICES HEAT WINNERS) – Adam Roberts, Jimmy Phelps, Ryan Phelps. (SUNY CANTON SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS PENDING TOP TWO ENGINE TECH) – TONY FINCH II, Ron Davis III, Jeremy Dygert, Joe Kline, Kyle Kiehn, Nick Webb, Corey Barker, Mike Button, Earl Rudy, Billy Clark Jr., Jason Parkhurst, Brenton Joy,…More

 Bryan Howland Outsmarts Patriot Sprint Tour Field in Einstein Construction Group Showcase at Yates County 

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 8, 2014)- Since winning at McKean County in his first race of the season back in May, Bryan Howland has struggled to find the speed synonymous with his No. 51; but when he and his team brought out a trusted piece Friday Night he rekindled his form quickly. Howland, 27, of Auburn, NY, led all 25 laps of the lone Patriot Sprint Tour event at Yates County Speedway in 2014, claiming the $2,000 Einstein Construction Group Showcase. It was the 25th win of Flyin’ Bryan’s Patriot Sprint Tour Career, but the first since the birth…More 

Meeks, Parkhurst, Sandercock, Desormeau & Gill Win at Can-Am

LaFargeville NY… Chapman’s Can-Am Motorsports Park along with Kost Tire and Auto Car along with Massey’s Furniture Barn presented a full night of racing action on Friday, August 8, 2014. The night featured racing from the Sportsman, Late Models, Pro Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks and Novice Sportsman. The track also hosted their 2014 autograph night for all divisions. The Massey’s Furniture Barn, Whitesboro Plow Shop of Watertown, A-Verdi Storage Containers Pro Street Division kicked off the nights racing action with their 20 lap feature event. Milt Combs and Rick Dusckas led the field to the green flag with Robert Martin…More

Danny Creeden Captures OCFS Checkers 

(Full story to follow) OCFS Mod Feature Finish – Danny Creeden, Mike Ruggiero, Chuck McKee, Chris Schultz and Chris Whitehead

Stewart Friesen Cashes in at Fonda After Battle With Bobby Varin 

(Full story to follow) Fonda Speedway Modified Top 5: Stewart Friesen, Bobby Varin, Aj Romano, Jeremy Wilder and Darwin Greene

Andy Bachetti Drives to Victory at Lebanon Valley 

(Full story to follow) Lebanon Valley Modified Feature: Andy Bachetti, Donnie Corellis, Brett Hearn, JR Heffner and Kenny Tremont.

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Tragedy Strikes at Canandaigua 

It is with great sorrow that we report that Kevin Ward Jr. has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an on track incident at Canandaigua. Kevin was only 20 years old. The thoughts and prayers of all of us here at Dirt Track Digest are with Kevin’s family during this difficult time. Kevin’s Bio (taken from his website): Kevin Ward Jr is just 17 years old and he is the pilot of the Rider Racing Engines Powered #13 360 Sprint Car. He has had racing in his blood for all 17 years of his young life, and…More

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{Very sad news  this morning }
(Thanks Amanda !!):
Incident involving Tony Stewart results in fatality
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Kevin Ward Jr. -- gone too soon
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Brett Hearn Powers to Victory at Albany-Saratoga 

Malta, NY – Heading into last Friday nights racing action, New Jersey superstar Brett Hearn had a month long winless streak going at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. That winless streak is nothing but a distant memory as Hearn picked up his second straight Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event win Friday night at the Great Race Place. The win was Hearn’s eighth of the season and 851st total of his career. In addition, Friday nights checkered flag extended his already comfortable points lead in his quest for track championship number seven at the track. In other action Tim Hartman, Jr.…More

Tom Sears Jr. Races to Victory at Brewerton 

BREWERTON, NY – August 8, 2014 (By Dave Medler) – Due to work commitments for himself and his race team, Tom Sears Jr. didn’t make the decision till halfway through the season to do more racing on Fridays at the Brewerton Speedway. For the second time in 2014 that decision paid off as Sears picked up the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature. Sears chased and worked over leader Ryan Bartlett for several laps before making the winning pass on lap-twenty-two. Once out front, Sears pulled away, winning by over three seconds at the finish. Other winners on Beam…More

James Michael Friesen Wins Van Raine Construction Tri Track Sportsman Series at Ransomville 

Ransomville, NY – Friday, August 8th, 2014 – Once again Mother Nature shined on the Big R last Friday night providing bright blue sunshine and comfortable temperatures. The Van Raine Construction Tri Track Sportsman Series took center stage along with a full card of Modifieds, KiPo Chevrolet SS, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers, and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman. The entire night was presented by Tim Horton’s and Grelak Mechanical. James Michael Friesen took top honors in the Van Raine Construction Tri Track Sportsman thirty by just .022 seconds over Jesse Cotriss. It was a race that kept fans on…More

Bryan Howland Outsmarts Patriot Sprint Tour Field in Einstein Construction Group Showcase at Yates County 

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 8, 2014)- Since winning at McKean County in his first race of the season back in May, Bryan Howland has struggled to find the speed synonymous with his No. 51; but when he and his team brought out a trusted piece Friday Night he rekindled his form quickly. Howland, 27, of Auburn, NY, led all 25 laps of the lone Patriot Sprint Tour event at Yates County Speedway in 2014, claiming the $2,000 Einstein Construction Group Showcase. It was the 25th win of Flyin’ Bryan’s Patriot Sprint Tour Career, but the first since the birth…More

Meeks, Parkhurst, Sandercock, Desormeau & Gill Win at Can-Am

LaFargeville NY… Chapman’s Can-Am Motorsports Park along with Kost Tire and Auto Car along with Massey’s Furniture Barn presented a full night of racing action on Friday, August 8, 2014. The night featured racing from the Sportsman, Late Models, Pro Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks and Novice Sportsman. The track also hosted their 2014 autograph night for all divisions. The Massey’s Furniture Barn, Whitesboro Plow Shop of Watertown, A-Verdi Storage Containers Pro Street Division kicked off the nights racing action with their 20 lap feature event. Milt Combs and Rick Dusckas led the field to the green flag with Robert Martin…More


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In fond memory of Kramer Williamson, the Saturday night, August 9 360/358 Sprint event at the Selinsgrove Speedway will be titled the Kramer Cup.
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 Top 10 Teams by points:
1. Davie Franek (1099)
2. Randy West (1018)
3. Brian Carber (969)
4. Ed Aikin (962)
5. Josh Weller (957)
6. Troy Betts (937)
7. Curt Michael (904)
8. Robbie Stillwaggon (837)
9. Jonathan Swanson (797)
10. Will Eggimann (780)

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Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway Win goes to Billy Decker

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — August 8, 2014 — It had been four long years since the mighty Big Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series had set wheel to the historic three-eighths-mile oval at Weedsport Speedway, and drivers and fans alike were ready to make history Thursday night at the hallowed track. In the return of the ‘Hall of Fame 100′ to the Weedsport site, fans packed in the newly rebuilt grandstands watched as Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., powered past series point leader Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., to pick up his sixth career Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series…More

The Race For The $10,014 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Championship Rolls Into Penn Can Speedway Tuesday, August 12 

SUSQUEHANNA, PA – The summer stretch run toward the $10,014 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP championship heads to Penn Can Speedway on Tuesday (Aug. 12) for the return of the Modifieds to the ‘Hot Summer Night’ special. Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. presents the 60-lap big-block/small-block Modified ‘Hot Summer Night’ event, round No. 5 of the six-race Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP (rain date: Aug. 13). The series moves to the Susquehanna County oval on the heels of a thrilling Accord (N.Y.) Speedway event on Aug. 6 won by Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., over Tommy Meier,…More 

‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A’ brings Super DIRTcar Series to Lebanon Valley 

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. – August, 7, 2014 – Lebanon Valley Speedway’s classic ‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.’ is just around the corner, and Super DIRTcar Series racers are preparing for the always action-packed battle on the high banks. The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series returns to half-mile Thursday, Aug. 14, for the $17,500-to-win show. Local racer and series regular Keith Flach, of Ravena, N.Y., is looking forward to taking on other Super DIRTcar Series greats on his home turf, and says this race is bound to be a challenge for outsiders. “It’s different. It’s unique. It’s one of the faster…More

Mod Twin 20′s and Family Autograph Night Set Up Another Exciting Night at Utica-Rome this Sunday 

VERNON, NY-After losing last Sunday’s event to rain, Utica-Rome Speedway is ready to get going this Sunday August 10 for another action packed show. The Twin 20 lap features for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds scheduled for last week have been moved to this week and will again pay a full purse of $2,000 to win each, joining a regular show of Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus Family Autograph Night. The night’s action will be presented by Bill Cole, NYCM, and Whelen Engineering. Matt Sheppard is the current Modified point leader as he is in a tight…More

Dash for Cash Misfortune Sets Anthony Perrego Up For $5,530 New York Truck Parts Inc. ‘Battle of the Bullring 2’ Victory At Accord Speedway Wednesday Night 

ACCORD, NY – Dash-for-Cash disappointment set Anthony Perrego up for a huge victory on Wednesday night at Accord Speedway. A failed fuel pump in the dash event reserved for top heat-race qualifiers forced Perregos’ car to slow and drop to the infield. The timing of the misfortune allowed the team to make repairs in time for the main event: the New York Truck Parts Inc. ‘Battle of the Bullring 2’ presented by Handsome Devil Barbecue LLC, Alex’s Marine Plus and D&D NAPA Auto Supply. Perrego’s Gary Mann-owned No. 55 took over the lead with 10 laps remaining in the 52-lap…More

“Johnny Zdelar Memorial” at Sharon to Pay Big-Block $3,000 to win Sat 

By MIKE LEONE Hartford, OH – Mother Nature certainly hasn’t been kind to Sharon Speedway. The last three Saturday nights have been rained out, and the only completed event since July 5 was the midweek “Lou Blaney Memorial” on July 30 that was run under very threatening weather. Sharon is hoping for better weather for this Saturday’s (August 9) “Steel Valley Thunder” program, which is the inaugural “Johnny Zdelar Memorial”. The program will feature the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds along with the Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars,…More


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Jim Witko Jr. Scores Fulton Victory TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT DIRTcar MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – JIM WITKO JR., Billy Decker, Matt Fink, Larry Wight, Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, Tim Currier, Chuck Bower, Rob Bellinger, Chad Phelps, Tim Sears Jr., Ryan Phelps, Chris Mackey, Tom Sears Jr., Chris Hile, Roy Bresnahan, Katelyn Kane, Tim Schneider Jr., Dan Vauter, Matt Hulsizer, Adam Roberts. (OMNI SERVICES HEAT WINNERS) – Chad Phelps, Rob Bellinger, Pat Ward. (SUNY CANTON SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS PENDING WINNER ENGINE PULL FOR TECH) – BRANDON HAGAN, Tony Finch II, Ron Davis III, Beth Schneider, Chris Hulsizer, Mike Button, Steve Barber, Brenton Joy, Jeremy Dygert,…More

Stewart Friesen Notches Another Fonda Speedway Victory 

Full story to follow Fonda Speedway (Top 5): Stewart Friesen, Mark Kislowski, Ronnie Johnson, Bobby Varin, Jeremy Wilder

Brett Hearn Earns Win 850 at Lebanon Valley 

(Full story to follow) Lebanon Valley (Top 5): Brett Hearn, JR Heffner, Kyle Sheldon, Kyle Hoffman & Donnie Corellis

Last Lap Pass Gives Sheppard Canandaigua Win over Alan Johnson 

(Full story to follow) Canandaigua Motorsports Park (Top 5): Matt Sheppard, Alan Johnson, Mike Bowman, Steve Paine & Peter Britten

Brian McDonald wins at Mohawk International Speedway

AKWESASNE, NY – A great night of racing in all 4 divisions took place this past Friday at Mohawk International Raceway as Dig Safely of New York was on hand. Both the fans and night sponsor were treated to some of the closest finishes of the 2014 season. In the 358 Modifieds Matt Woodruff showed his muscle in the early going by racing out to the early lead. Woodruff recently switched his efforts from asphalt to dirt in 2014 and did not look out of place as he held command of the field in the opening 4 laps. Brian McDonald…More

Barney Wins Patriot Main After Zimbardi DQ in Post Race Tech

Ransomville, NY – Friday, August 1, 2014 – It was an awesome night for racing last Friday as Mother Nature shined bright in Western New York. A total of one hundred cars signed in pitside set to do battle in the Patriot Sprints, Investors Services Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman divisions. The presenting sponsor A-Verdi Storage Containers received vast exposure as a FULL house was enjoyed via the grandstands. Jason Barney of Brewerton, NY was awarded the win in the twenty-five lap Patriot Sprint main event after Jared Zimbardi failed…More

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In fond memory of Kramer Williamson, the Saturday night, August 9 360/358 Sprint event at the Selinsgrove Speedway will be titled the Kramer Cup.


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The Doctor takes Brett’s Money at Big Show 6 

MALTA, N.Y. — July 30, 2014 — After just a few practice laps Wednesday, July 30, Danny Johnson rolled onto the track at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and charged straight to victory in the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature, taking the impressive $10,000 winner’s share for The Big Show 6 Presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris & VP Race Fuels. “It was a good race, we had a good race car. I’m very happy with my hot rod,” said Johnson, of Rochester, N.Y., while celebrating his second Super DIRTcar Series win of the season. “We just have a fast…More 

Laubach Scores First Ever Thunder on the Hill Win, Hodnett wins Fourth in a Row in Sprints 

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continued its’ twenty-fifth anniversary season on Tuesday night with the popular 410 Sprints and the Race of Champions Modifieds in a spectacular double-header. Greg Hodnett earned a $5,000 payday for winning the 35 lap 410 Sprint feature event, his fourth win in a row at Grandview Speedway. In the 17h running of the Race of Champions TRAFFIC JAM for Modifieds, Rick Laubach of Quakertown, PA won the sixty lap modified feature to earn $5,000. Both feature events were thrillers with Greg Hodnett holding off a determined JJ…More

Heskin Holds on for 360 Nationals Prelim Victory 

Knoxville, IA, July 31, 2014 – After several small rain delays, the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals kicked off Thursday night with Davey Heskin taking his first 360cid Sprint Car victory at the Knoxville Raceway over the hard charging Jason Johnson. “It was a fast track tonight, we were just balls to the wall out there,” said a nearly breathless Davey Heskin in Victory Lane. “We’ve had a mediocre season so far. I feel like so to park it here…even on a prelim night…it’s really special.” Jumping to the lead on the start, Heskin found the tail…More 

Racing Road Trips, You Got To Love Them – DTD Exclusive 

By LEON ANDRUS First off I want to thank Mike Mallett and his entire staff for welcoming me aboard to continue to pen a column here on Dirt Track Digest as I believe it is the best site on the internet. For folks that do not know who I am I use to write a column for Gater Racing Photo News called Positive News & Notes for over the past ten years before they unfortunately discontinued with their outstanding publication. I also am currently the track announcer at the I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y. and at the Thunder Mountain Speedway…More 

Even With Plenty of 2014 Action Remaining at Eldora, Officials Offer Fans Heads-Up for Planning Purposes for 2015 

ROSSBURG, OH (July 31) – While plenty of action remains on Eldora Speedway’s robust 2014 schedule of events, track officials are using the momentum of a record-setting year to announce the 2015 dates for their traditional major event spectacles. · The 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream®, paying $100,000-to-win, is scheduled for Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 4-5-6. · The 32nd annual Kings Royal® Weekend, paying $50,000-to-win the battle between the World of Outlaws and sprint car racing royalty, will be contested on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18. · The 45th annual World 100®, affectionately known as ‘The Granddaddy of Them…More 

Second round of the Canadian National Modified Series this Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway! 

By MARTIN BELANGER CORNWALL, ONT - Cornwall Motor Speedway will host the 2nd race of the Canadian Nationals Series as the Modifieds will run a 100-lap event paying $4,000 to the winner. The Sportsman, Pro-Stock, Mini-Stock categories along with the late addition of the Mod-Lite Quebec group will also be on the card for this Sunday on Jiffy Auto Services Night. Mario Clair was the winner of the first event back in May as he had bested a star studded field of 30 drivers. A similar field is expected as Clair will lead a pack of invaders that will include Danny…More 

5th Annual Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial presented by St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair and L. St. Amand Enterprises features 100 lap Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Main Event 

By JIM IRVINE THOROLD, ONTARIO – If you have been following the Big Block Super DIRTcar Series in 2014 … you might now that the next event on the schedule is Monday August 4th and the 5th Annual Bob St. Amand Sr. 100 at Merrittville Speedway. Race fans and especially race teams will see quite an event presented by St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair and L. St. Amand Enterprises … friends of the family and the local business community are all involved “What can we say,” relates (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “the entire racing community has rallied around Bob’s…More

NASCAR 358 Mods, Late Models, Sportsman and Vintage Racers All Part of Saturday at Grandview 

 By ERNIE SAXTON BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 30, 2014 . . . Another action packed night of NASCAR stock car racing is set for Saturday, August 2nd at Grandview Speedway with an extra added attraction being included and all sponsored by WNPV-1440AM Radio of Lansdale. Fans coming out for the 7:30 p.m. race show will enjoy the excitement of NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars along with the opportunity to see what racing was like many years back with the appearance of the popular Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Fans will have the…More 

Mohawk International Raceway and Dig Safely New York Present Full Program Plus TUSA Mod Lite Series; Canada Appreciation Night Offering Canadian Residents $4 off General Admission Price 

By CRAIG REVELLE AKWESASNE, NY – Mohawk International Raceway and Dig Safely New York present an action paced night of racing this Friday night as the TUSA Mod Lite Series visits MIR along with a full program for the Modifieds, Sportsman and Bandits. The final month of the regular season kicks off and we have some fantastic championship battles brewing in some of our divisions with just a few events remaining. August will be a big month for the MIR Kids Club, it is free to sign up, and there are some great prizes to be given away each week.…More 

Utica-Rome Revises Children Admission Policy for Augs, Adds Adult Incentives 

VERNON, NY-With a the final full month of racing upon us at the Utica-Rome Speedway and the schedule loaded with special events for the remainder of the 2014 season, track management has revised some of its pricing policies for the remainder of the year. For the remaining Sunday evening shows for the month of August, all children 15 and under will be admitted for free with an adult. Previously, 9 and under were free. For the special events such as the Night of Legends on August 20, the New Yorker 200 on September 1, and the Cole Cup on September…More

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Rain Stops URC Friday Night at Williams Grove.
The Rislone Nationals scheduled for tonight ( Friday night) at the Williams Grove Speedway has been cancelled due to rain.

The Rislone Nationals will now take place on Friday night, August 22.

Additional information will be available.

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Keepin' It Short: Short Track Racing Saved From Extinction
by Mike Neff

As always, Keepin' it Short tries to bring attention to some of the signature events in the short track racing world, whether individual events or series that crown a champion. The United States Modified Touring Series is one of the premier Modified series in the country. They compete primarily in the heartland of the country with a very extensive schedule. The series runs a 50 event regular season that wrapped up last weekend with the World Modified Dirt Track Championship. Now that the regular season is in the books the hunt for the National Championship begins. From August 1st through September 18th the series will run another 20 races to determine the winner of the Casey's Cup as the USMTS National Champion.

Thirty-five drivers have punched their ticket to compete for the Casey's Cup over the next month through points earned in the four regions of the USMTS or having perfect attendance at the events of one of those four regions. Any of the 35 drivers can ultimately walk away with the $20,000 top prize for the competitor crowned as the National Champion of Dirt Modified racing. Any driver can enter a Hunt for the Casey's Cup event but only the 35 qualified drivers are eligible to walk away with the ultimate prize after the championship weekend at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley Minnesota.

Some of the drivers to watch for the title include the top shoes in the point standings after the regular season. Stormy Scott is on top of the standings this year again. Even though he's been in this top position before he's never won the title. He has won 11 USMTS races this year and is the top dog in two of the four regions. Daniel Hilsabeck is in the second spot in points ahead of Stormy's twin brother Johnny who was the top point driver coming into last years Hunt for the Cup. Rodney Sanders won last year's Hunt and he is fourth in the point standings coming into the title run this year. He is on fire of late though, having won the last six races he entered in USMTS competition and 15 wins for the season. He also won the Central Region title this season. Rounding out the Top 5 in points is Kelly Shryock, the nine time USMTS National Champion. Bryan Rowland is the Northern Region champion and is sitting seventh in points.

Shryock is the most decorated champion in series history with his nine titles, including the first eight awarded from 1999 through 2006. Jason Krohn took the title in 2007. Tim Donlinger wrested the title away from Shryock on the final night of the 2008 Hunt. Shryocks ninth title came in 2009 before Jason Hughes took the top spot in 2010. Ryan Gustin is the only driver besides Shryock with more than one title, having won the 2011 and 2012 titles. As was mentioned earlier, Rodney Sanders took last year's Cup.

If you are anywhere in the Midwest during the month of August or in Spring Valley, Minnesota in the middle of September, check the schedule and go to one of these great USMTS shows. You won't be disappointed with the very competitive Modified racing provided on the Hunt for the Casey's Cup.

Fri Aug 1 ... Batesville Motor Speedway, Locust Grove, Ark. ($3,000 to win)
Sat Aug 2 ... Springfield Raceway, Springfield, Mo. ($3,000 to win)
Sun Aug 3 ... Monett Speedway, Monett, Mo. ($3,000 to win)
Thu Aug 7 ... 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan. ($3,000 to win)
Fri Aug 8 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. ($3,000 to win)
Sat Aug 9 ... Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo. ($3,000 to win)
Sun Aug 10 ... West Siloam Speedway, Colcord, Okla. ($3,000 to win)
Wed Aug 13 ... Amsoil Speedway, Superior, Wis. ($3,000 to win)
Thu Aug 14 ... Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis. ($3,000 to win)
Fri Aug 15 ... Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. ($3,000 to win)
Sat Aug 16 ... Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Fri Aug 22 ... Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. ($3,000 to win)
Sat Aug 23 ... Salina Highbanks Speedway, Pryor Creek, Okla. ($3,000 to win)
Sun Aug 24 ... Outlaw Motorsports Park, Wainwright, Okla. ($3,000 to win)
Wed Aug 27 ... Marshalltown Speedway, Marshalltown, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Thu Aug 28 ... Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Fri Aug 29 ... Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Sat Aug 30 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. ($3,000 to win)
Sun Aug 31 ... Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa ($3,000 to win)
Thu Sep 18 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. ($5,000 to win)

The Short Track Schedule for August 1-7 can be found here.


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Jeremy Wilder Cashes in at Fonda Speedway 

Jeremy Wilder pulled away to win at Fonda , More to follow

Brett Hearn back in Victory Lane at Lebanon Valley Speedway 

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Beth Schneider Picks Up Sportsman Victory at Fulton INDUSTRIAL TIRE OF CNY SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 35 LAPS) – BETH SCHNEIDER, Ron Davis III, Jordan Bennett, Chris Hulsizer, Brandon Hagan, Mike Button, Billy Clark Jr., Nick Webb, Gregg Kimball, Brandon Ford, Corey Barker, Joe Kline, Bill Pooly, James Carlson, Jason Occhino, Geoff VanRiper, Rocco Leone, Jeff Hunter, Rick Rogala, Kyle Kiehn, Taylor Lamb, Tony Finch II, John Christian, Jeremy Pitcher. (DNQ) – Jeremy Dygert, Rocky Grosso, Wade Chrisman, Kyle Fink, Alan Fink, Nick Krause, Austin Murphy, Mike Taylor, Bailey Groves, Brenton Joy. (STEVE’S ABSOLUTE AUDIO-TRUCK & CAR ACCESSORIES $50 HEAT WINNERS) – Jeremy Pitcher, Chris Hulsizer, Nick Webb, Jordan…More 

Chris Shultz and Clinton Mills Share Checkers at OCFS 


Strunk Earns First Albany-Saratoga DIRTcar Modified Win 

Malta, NY – Race fans at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway are used to seeing the Vinny Salerno owned four star machine sitting in victory lane following the night’s Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event. However it has been since opening weekend two years ago that the Salerno led group brought home the lion’s share of the purse at the track. That all changed Friday night as Pennsylvania super star Jeff Strunk brought the team back to victory lane in the night’s 35 lap event. The win was Strunk’s first career triumph at the fast, four tenths of a mile oval…More 

Hohenforst Takes First Win of the Season at Glen Ridge 

By TOM COUGHLIN FULTONVILLE, N.Y. – With a new moon arising, there was plenty of racing action on “The Fastsest 1/4 Mile on Dirt” as Josh Hohenforst would take his first feature (modified), Chad Edwards Wins another(sportsman), Nick Stone adds to his long list of victories (prostock), Mike Dianda (4 cylinder) takes first. Don Greco(vintage), and Francis Oliver(xcell 600) repeat and Peter Dance wins for first time(lightning sprints). The Mohawk Valley held a light haze on this summer night, but fortunately the heat and humidity were missing as prior to the nights racing fans were enjoying the “Bushwackers” band while…More


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Keepin' It Short: Short Track Racing Saved From Extinction
by Mike Neff

Everyone who has ever raced or worked on a race car at a local track or a national series venue has done it. You go to the sign-in gate and put your signature on the 15-inch long pad filled with legalese. Some people may have read it once but, for the most part, you sign it because you have to and you want to race. 

The purpose is to release the race track from liability if you get hurt. It doesn’t give them free license to run a death trap but, provided they make every reasonable effort to make the place safe, you acknowledge that racing is dangerous and you might get hurt.

This week in Pennsylvania that premise was challenged. In 2008, John Westbrook flipped over the wall at Williams Grove Speedway and went down an embankment to an access road. He suffered injuries that left him a quadriplegic. He sued the speedway for negligence, claiming a catch fence would have prevented the injuries he sustained. 

Williams Grove argued that, by signing the waiver, Westbrook released the speedway from liability. Westbrook’s attorney argued that the waiver did not have the date line or witness line completed so it was not a valid release.

A jury sided with Williams Grove and supported the validity of the release waiver, and that single decision very well saved local short track racing from extinction. 

The release of liability waiver is what allows local race tracks to put on events with an insurance policy that is affordable. It prevents the speedways from losing everything in the event of a catastrophic incident but the premiums are reasonable due to the fact that the speedways are released from liability for every little nick, scrape, cut or serious injury due to racing. The sport of auto racing is inherently dangerous. Whether racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or at Kam Kartway in Texas, the potential for injury or death is very real. If every race track was liable for every single injury, the insurance premiums would be crippling.

In reality, if the race tracks were liable for everyone the odds are that insurance would be impossible to secure. Most, if not all race tracks in the country would probably close due to the enormous financial burden of paying insurance premiums. Those tracks that were able to stay open would have to charge such high ticket prices and back gate fees to cover their insurance premiums that people would not be able to afford to go to or compete in races. In the end it would have been the death knell for local short track racing.

As it is, the system that is currently in place has been upheld. Tracks do have the responsibility to make every sensible effort to provide a safe racing environment. However, racing has an inherent risk and the competitors and their crew members must accept a large part of that burden themselves. That relationship is what makes local racing work and thankfully a jury in Pennsylvania was able to understand that and save local racing from extinction.

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My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
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My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
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Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
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New for 2014 !
24: Live Another Day !
Almost Human
Sleepy Hollow  !!!  & The Following ! (my newbies for 2013 !)
Law and Order : SVU
Person of Interest
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Sherlock Holmes !
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My family
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The New York Giants
The New Jersey / now Brooklyn Nets
The New York Knicks
The Hawthorne Caballeros "all age" & Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Golden Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drun & Bugle Corps
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly of Garfield NJ.Now they currently are based in Allentown,Pa.)
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I was a snare drummer in high school !
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