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 (8/31/14)
 
Courteousy DIRT Track Digest
 
Brett Hearn Captures Win and Ninth Big Block Championship at Lebanon Valley

By RODNEY RESCOTT WEST LEBANON, NY – A gorgeous night of racing took to the high banks at Lebanon Valley Speedway. With Point titles on the line for both the Big Block Modifieds and the Pro Stocks, the fans packed in to the stands to see both Brett Hearn and Robbie Speed score the win, and take the titles to cap off their strong seasons. The Modifieds has come down to one final race for 2 drivers, J. R. Heffner and Brett Hearn to figure out the Point Champion for 2014 as the two were tied going into their 30…More

 
Sheppard Gets CMP Win and Track Championship 

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Another marathon night was on tap at the Land of Legends as ten feature mains head-lined the night. Racing began early at 6;30 pm with the last green flying just prior to 11:00 pm. A great crowd was on hand to enjoy the racing action brought to us by Morrisville State College. Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY won his sixth Big Block feature main of the season and his fifth over all Modified track championship at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Sheppard advanced from deep in the field to the point position on lap twenty of the thirty-five lap…More 

McCreadie Makes Late Race Pass of Clanton to Win Preliminary Night at Selinsgrove 

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., made a lap 35 pass by Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., for his first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night’s 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. For McCreadie, driving the Sweeteners Plus No. 39, the $8,000 victory was his third of the season on the World of Outlaws national tour. World of Outlaws points leader Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., was the night’s fast qualifier over the 41-car field with a lap time of 19.111. Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown wired the field for his…More 

Stewart Friesen’s Last Lap Pass Made ESS History at Thunder Mountain Speedway 

(Jay Fish Photo) By MIKE MALLETT CENTER LISLE, NY – Stewart Friesen accomplished yet another historic feat on Saturday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. The Sprakers, N.Y., driver captured the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main event making him the first ever driver to win at the bullring. Friesen picked up over $2,000 for his win which came as part of the E&V Energy Tour of the States series. Friesen used a last lap pass of current series point leader Steve Poirier to secure the win for his Doug Emery Motorsports team. “I have to thank Doug Emery…More 

Justin Barger catches timely caution, fends off Greg Hodnett for Port Royal Speedway victory 

By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) PORT ROYAL: Justin Barger felt the pressure. You really can’t blame the Montrose, N.Y., driver. He is still relatively new to the 410 Sprint Car division, and veteran Greg Hodnett was breathing down his neck. Big time. But Barger didn’t succumb to nerves. He took advantage of a timely caution and showed what he’s learned over the past year, holding off Hodnett to lead the entire 25-lap distance and bank a $3,000 payday. “In lapped traffic, it’s tough to pick your line and know where to go,” Barger said. “I saw Greg there, and I took…More 

The Handler Wheels to Fifth Win of the Season at Grandview

By ERNIE SAXTON BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 31, 2014 . . . For the fifth time this season Doug Manmiller was able to wheel to victory in the 30-lap Bernheisel Race Components Night NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. Brett Kressley, currently second in the Sportsman standings, was able to drive to victory in the 25-lap Sportsman feature race giving the young racer his fourth victory of the season. Current point leader Randy Stoudt charged to his sixth win of the season taking the victory in the special 30-lap Bernheisel Racing Components Late Model feature…More 

Watson Scores Third Big Block Win at Delaware 

By CHARLIE BROWN DELMAR. DE – Great Labor Day weather along with the URC Sprint Cars brought out an outstanding crowd for Saturday night’s R.C. Holloway Company/AC Delco Night at the Delaware International Speedway. In the Big Block Modified feature, Jordan Watson moved a step closer in contention for the track championship by picking up his third win of the season. In the 25-lap Big Block Modified main, Dave Dissinger was the pace setter from the start with Scott VanGorder and Howard O’Neal chasing in second and third. Brad Trice was working the bottom groove taking third on lap three…More 

Butler Wins Sportsman Coal Cracker at Big Diamond 

MINERSVILLE, PA – Coal Cracker weekend at Big Diamond Speedway began on Friday evening, August 29th with an array of divisions in action. First on the agenda was the Coal Cracker 40 for the USS Achey Sportsman division. Shawn Light led lap #1 from his pole starting position before Clay Butler took over the lead from position #4. Butler led the first nine caution plagued laps before Brett Kressley took over the lead on a restart on lap ten. Kressley set a blistering pace over the next 20 laps, lapping all but the top ten cars and looked to be…More

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August 30th
Delaware International Speedway

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT URC SPRINTS AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. . . . . .
JOSH WELLER LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE, POCKETS $3,000 IN BAR’S LEAKS CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT

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(8/29/14)

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Courteousy DIRT Track Digest
 
Humberstone Speedway Mourns Life of Owner Pete Cosco 

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO….. With the untimely death of Humberstone Speedway Owner Pete Cosco, the decision was made that the Sunday August 31 racing program will not be taking place. The entire racing community was stunned to hear the passing of Pete. He always had a smile on his face and would share his racing stories to anyone that would listen. Pete was certainly one of the “nice guys in racing” and would help anyone that would need it in the pit area. Pete’s driving career spanned two plus decades. Pete has had several top drivers race for him over the…More 

Big Diamond Speedway Presents Coal Cracker 72 Weekend 

MINERSVILLE, PA - Bobby Emerich won the first ever Coal Cracker event back in 1979. Back then it was a 50 lap event. The most recent event run last season found Jeff Strunk in victory lane after 72 laps of exciting action. In between a who’s who of small block modified drivers have won the event, led by Duane Howard with 6 victories in the crown jewel event for the speedway. With last years victory Strunk now has 4 wins in this event, followed by “Chargin” Charlie Eckert and Doug Hoffman with 3 wins each. Kenny Brightbill, “Fast” Freddie Rahmer, Toby…More 

Metal Works Night is Friday at Ohsweken 

Ohsweken, Ontario – August 26, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 29, when Metal Works presents the penultimate round of weekly Friday night racing in 2014 for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Glenn Styres is looking for his first track championship since weekly Sprint Car racing began at Ohsweken in 2008, but has to keep Mitch Brown and Jim Huppunen behind him in the 360 Sprint Car standings…More 

Heywood, Bruno title showdown Sunday at Airborne 

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH – Defending J&S Steel Sportsman Modified champion Nick Heywood of Plattsburgh and Travis Bruno of Morrisonville will race for the 2014 track championship in Sunday’s Mike Watts Memorial headline event presented by Aaron’s/Xplo E-Z Sto/Huntley Trucking. Heywood has won back-to-back features to regain the point lead 679-672 leading into the final Airborne point race of the season. Bruno, the point leader for much of the year, raced back up through the field for a pivotal third-place finish last weekend that kept him in title contention after getting spun out in the early going. Sunday’s 50-lap showdown has NASCAR…More 

Tickets to go on Sale for Atlantic City Indoor Auto Racing Events 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – While summer may be coming to an end, tickets for one of the hottest events of the Winter, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Atlantic City Indoor Race are set to go on sale Wednesday, September 10 at 12 Noon. The extremely popular two day auto racing event is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31 inside Boardwalk Hall. The event will be the thirteenth running of the Gambler’s Classic and will draw over 200 competitors from throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada. “We are extremely excited about this year’s Atlantic City…More 

Busy Weekend on Tap for Bridgeport Speedway 

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. – With Mother Nature forcing the cancellation of last Saturday’s race night, the Bridgeport Speedway is packed full of action for the upcoming Labor Day weekend! Action gets underway on Friday night at 8pm with 600cc & 270cc Micro Sprints as well as 4 Cylinder Enduros and the Gasko & Sons Greenhouses sponsored 8 Cylinder Enduros. Last week’s Friday night program was completed as Chris Locuson picked up his first win of the season in the 600cc Micros. Glenn Frye won his second feature of 2014 in the 270cc Micros while Scott Dunn became a seven time winner…More

Ambitious Sunday Race Menu Follows Salute to Eldora Founders Earl & Berneice Baltes 

ROSSBURG, OH (August 28) – There is a lot on the line when racing action returns to Eldora Speedway Sunday night (August 31) – the 7th annual Baltes Classic presented by Coors Light – saluting founders Earl and Berneice Baltes. Earl Baltes’ vision and clever promotions greatly impacted auto racing nationwide. He carved Eldora Speedway out of a cornfield in 1954 and right through his retirement in 2004, maintained a watchful eye over his empire while ruling with a jovial iron fist with the support of his wife Berneice. Over the years, he moved Eldora Speedway into the forefront of…More 

It’s On For The Modified Championship This Saturday, August 30 At The Fulton Speedway; Sportsman And Late Models In A Fight For Titles 

By DAVE MEDLER FULTON, NY – There is no next week or any other week to compete for the 2014 track championships. This Saturday, August 30 Ingles Performance and VP Small Engine Fuels present Championship Night at the Fulton Speedway. The lines have been drawn in the sand and there are no such thing as teammates or friends when the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified track championship get settled this Saturday on the ‘High Banks’. Coming into the 35-Lap finale Saturday teammates Billy Decker and Larry Wight are separated by one single point with former track champion Jimmy Phelps just…More

 
 
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Keepin' It Short: It's Time for the Biggest of the Big
by Mike Neff

Keepin' it Short always likes to look for the big events - whether it is the Chili Bowl, the Snowball Derby, the World 100 or the Super DIRT Week, the big races are highlights of the racing season.

This coming week in Boone, Iowa, is the biggest of them all. The Super Nationals at Boone Speedway draw in more competitors and put on more races in a six-day period than any other event in racing. In 2013 there were 824 competitors who raced during the Super Nationals. They run races in Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, SportMods, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and the signature division Modifieds.

The racing begins on Monday Deery Brothers Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. Tuesday features Sport Compacts, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and SportMods. Wednesday has Stock Cars and more Hobby Stocks, SportMods and Northern SportMods. Thursday will see the Stock Cars, SportMods and the beginning of Modified action. Friday will showcase the Stock Cars, SportMods and the All-Star Invitational. The Invitational will feature a field of 30 Modified drivers selected by fans. Saturday is the big day with SportMods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and Modifieds.

The racing is obviously the focal point of the week but it is not the entire experience. The manufacturer's row will have over 40 vendors showcasing their wares to the fans and competitors. There is a party on Sunday before the week begins that features live music and sets the tone for the whole week. The whole week is a family camping extravaganza with thousands of people on the grounds enthralled by racing and the general camaraderie of socializing with people with a similar love for racing.

One highlight of the week that is truly unique to Boone is the track preparation. The art of preparing a race track is part science, part brute force and part voodoo. The people at Boone have turned it into a choreographed dance of farm equipment like no one has seen anywhere else. In less than 15 minutes the track crew tills up the track, waters it and repacks it for more races. This action doesn't take place once a night. Depending on weather conditions and the races that have taken place the track will be prepped as quickly as every six races or as long as every 15 races. The average is about every 10.

For those folks who can't make it to Boone, the opportunity to watch the Nationals is available online through XSAN, which will have a free preview from the Sprint Car Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Saturday. The entire Super Nationals can be seen, at least 10 hours of racing per day for six days, for $150. If you are in the Midwest and you want to head to Boone the ticket prices for the grandstand seats are $20 on Monday and Friday, $15 Tuesday through Thursday and then $25 on Saturday.

There are big races all season long and some are bigger than others. The Super Nationals in Boone are the biggest and you don't want to miss them.

This week's racing schedule can be found here.

 

(8/28/14)
 
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Bigger and Biggest: Tracy Hines Tackles Terre Haute & DuQuoin 

 Last weekend, Tracy Hines competed on one of the smallest tracks he'll face all season, the quarter-mile Kokomo Speedway in Indiana. This weekend, he'll take on two of the largest, the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track in a Sprint Car and the one-mile DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in a Silver Crown machine.

 
(8/27/14)
 
Courteousy The Stock Car Gazette
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 Racin' Today
 
(8/24/14)
 
Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series
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$3,000 TO WIN BAR'S LEAKS CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR DELAWARE INTL

DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY PREPS FOR URC. . . . .
BAR’S LEAKS URC SPRINT LABOR DAY WEEKEND CHAMPIONSHIP TO PAY $3,000 TO WIN, $300 TO TAKE THE GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 30

The Rislone URC Sprint Series will make its second and final visit of 2014 to the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night, August 30.
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RAIN STOPS URC FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

RAIN STOPS URC RESLONE NATIONALS FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

Rain once again forced the postponement of the URC Rislone Nationals set for Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway. If we can arrange a make-up date, we will communicate that as soon as a date is confirmed.

RISLONE URC SPRINT DATES 2014

AUG 30 Delaware International
SEPT 27 Selinsgrove MACH 1 (SS) $10,000 to win
OCT 3 Carolina/Gastonia, NC
OCT 4 Cherokee, Gaffney, SC
OCT 18 Grandview Feature Only
OCT 19 Grandview Rain Date
 
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Erick Rudolph gets his first Big Block feature win at Canandaigua Motorsports Park!

Saturday, August 23rd – Canandaigua, NY – Canandaigua Motorsports Park was a flurry of activity last Saturday night as they attempted to complete three of the held over features along with a regular full card of racing. HEP Sales presented a total of nine features and twelve qualifying events were completed by 10:30 pm. Great job by all! Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY captured his first Big Block Modified feature last Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The third generation driver is the son of multi time Land of Legends champion and recent DIRTcar Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Rudolph.…More

Kyle Armstrong won his first Modified Feature At Lebanon Valley Speedway

What a night at the Valley… Kyle Armstrong won his first Modified Feature and received the $500 JC Flach first timers bonus! Robbie Speed put a little spread on his points lead and Frank Hoard, III got the Small Block feature after a protest on Tyler Dipple who was disqualified. .. and a protest against Hearns motor turns out legal with a handshake between Hearn and his fellow competitor… nice job to all. See you all next Saturday for the final night of points for the Modifieds and Prostocks. More to follow

Kislowski Number One At The Great Race Place

Malta, NY – Just over one year ago Mark Kislowski sat in victory lane for the first time at The Great Race Place. The Ballston Lake driver backed up that inaugural win this past Friday night with another trip to victory lane in the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event. By starting the 35 lap feature event, Garden State certain Hall of Famer Brett Hearn clinched the 2014 Track Championship. The title is Hearn’s seventh track championship at the Malta oval and third consecutive. Only Kenny Tremont, Jr. has more track championships at Albany-Saratoga (12). Since Hector Stratton won…More 

Season Finale Sprint Car Race at Knoxville Has Close Battle for Season Champ

Erick Rudolph gets his first Big Block feature win at Canandaigua Motorsports Park!

Saturday, August 23rd – Canandaigua, NY – Canandaigua Motorsports Park was a flurry of activity last Saturday night as they attempted to complete three of the held over features along with a regular full card of racing. HEP Sales presented a total of nine features and twelve qualifying events were completed by 10:30 pm. Great job by all! Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY captured his first Big Block Modified feature last Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The third generation driver is the son of multi time Land of Legends champion and recent DIRTcar Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Rudolph.…More

Kyle Armstrong won his first Modified Feature At Lebanon Valley Speedway

What a night at the Valley… Kyle Armstrong won his first Modified Feature and received the $500 JC Flach first timers bonus! Robbie Speed put a little spread on his points lead and Frank Hoard, III got the Small Block feature after a protest on Tyler Dipple who was disqualified. .. and a protest against Hearns motor turns out legal with a handshake between Hearn and his fellow competitor… nice job to all. See you all next Saturday for the final night of points for the Modifieds and Prostocks. More to follow

Kislowski Number One At The Great Race Place

Malta, NY – Just over one year ago Mark Kislowski sat in victory lane for the first time at The Great Race Place. The Ballston Lake driver backed up that inaugural win this past Friday night with another trip to victory lane in the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event. By starting the 35 lap feature event, Garden State certain Hall of Famer Brett Hearn clinched the 2014 Track Championship. The title is Hearn’s seventh track championship at the Malta oval and third consecutive. Only Kenny Tremont, Jr. has more track championships at Albany-Saratoga (12). Since Hector Stratton won…More

Season Finale Sprint Car Race at Knoxville Has Close Battle for Season Champ

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – This Saturday at Knoxville Raceway fans will get to witness one of the closest points battles for the season championship in the track’s history. Only 114 Points separate the top four drivers in the 410 Class. The too close to call championship is up for grabs by anyone of the driver teams all wanting a fair shot at the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup that pays 20,000 dollars to the track champion. “This Saturday is a night not to be missed,” said Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway General Manager. “When the championship is this close you know the…More


(8/22/14)
 
Courteousy DIRT Track Digest.com
 
Tracks ban together to support UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion events 

By BRIAN LISKAI In recent years track operators throughout the Midwest have worked together to insure dirt tracks across the region are successful. With the recent announcement of a new sprint car series many tracks once again have jointly discussed the issues this brings to sprint car racing and have decided to continue their support of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions and the organization’s 30+ year history including Ohio Sprint Speedweek and other special events. The tracks announcing their support of the All Stars include Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, the…More

Renegade Sprints First Event Saturday at Atomic Speedway

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Dubbed as the “Event within an Event” Atomic Speedway will play host to the “The 16th Annual Freedom 40” — an event that this year will be run this Saturday, August 23 on Ohio’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track. Always an “Event” as a stand-alone name sought by many, this year’s race will be sanctioned in what will be the first of many Renegade Sprint races. The Freedom 40 is now the inaugural event for the new Renegade Sprints sanctioning sprint car series. The winner’s share of the purse has been raised to $5000, plus as an…More 

Western PA Sprint Car Championship, Party with the Pits, and More at Mercer Raceway Park 

Mercer, PA (August 20, 2014): Mercer Raceway Park will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Western Pennsylvania Sprint Championship in grand style. There will be two nights of hot Sprint Car action action on the track, featuring the All Stars Circuit of Champions, presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. Off the track, there will be plenty of activities, including a post-race Party with the Pits complete with a live band! Plus, there will be free camping available to keep you close to all of the fun. Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings, August 23 and 24. Gates will open at…More 

Season Finale Sprint Car Race at Knoxville Has Close Battle for Season Champ 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – This Saturday at Knoxville Raceway fans will get to witness one of the closest points battles for the season championship in the track’s history. Only 114 Points separate the top four drivers in the 410 Class. The too close to call championship is up for grabs by anyone of the driver teams all wanting a fair shot at the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup that pays 20,000 dollars to the track champion. “This Saturday is a night not to be missed,” said Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway General Manager. “When the championship is this close you know the…More 

Rain Forces Utica-Rome Speedway to Postpone Night of Legends Until Sept 1 as Part of the New Yorker 

VERNON, NY- Heavy rain moved in and forced the staff to pull the plug on the Night of Legends this past Wednesday, August 20. Because of the rain received on Wednesday and the poor weather outlook for the rain date the following day, the Race of Champions Series for the Modifieds and the GRIT series for the Sportsman will instead be added to the already exciting New Yorker show on Labor Day weekend. On Monday, September 1, the Carbone Auto Group will present the New Yorker 200, which will now feature the Race of Champions Modifieds Series that will compete…More 

Flowmetrix and Mark Heating and Cooling present Fan Appreciation night this Saturday at Brighton Speedway 

BRIGHTON, ONT – Another full card of racing is set for Brighton Speedway this Saturday as Flowmetrix and Mark Heating and Cooling present Fan Appreciation night. Four weekly stock car divisions are set to fire engines this weekend. The Gord’s Water Vantastics will make their final appearance of the season. The Canadian Modified mechanic’s race will take place at the end of the night. The Brighton Speedway Kart Klub will also be on hand for a special Kart Klub demonstration. The 2014 edition of the Caley Weese Racing fight against bullying will also take place. Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late…More 

Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports to Honor Kevin Ward Jr. This Friday Night; Full Program Lined up Plus Mod Lites and Vintage Modifieds 

By Craig Revelle LAFARGEVILLE, NY - After getting rained out last week, Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park will return to action this Friday night with an action packed schedule. We will feature a full program of Sportsman, Pro Late Models, Pro Streets, Thunder Stocks and Novice Sportsman and we will also be joined by the Mod Lites with a regular program and their May 9th makeup feature. The Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club is also on hand this Friday night. We would like to invite all of our fans and competitors to wear orange on Friday night as we honor Kevin…More 

Why do racers race? Despite dangers, the thrill of racing is like no other experience 

By DOUG ELKINS (Post-Standard) With all the negative attention the sport of racing has received the past few years — and especially the last 12 days with the death of a local racer involving a national star — a lot of folks might have asked the obvious question: Why do racers race? It’s a question every racer has had to answer, and in many cases, they’ve asked themselves that question over and over. The answer is pretty simple and maybe was best summed up in the movie “Rush,” directed by Ron Howard. In an early scene, racer James Hunt brings…More

 
(8/17/14)
 
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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 FinditQuick.com 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 FinditQuick.com 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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RISLONE NATIONALS FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22 AT THE GROVE
“THE COBRA” CHUCK HEBING ENTERS THE NINTH RUNNING OF THE 360 SPRINTS RISLONE NATIONALS SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22 AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

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.
 
(8/15/14)
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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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FRANEK LEADS POINTS GOING TO WILLIAMS GROVE AUGUST 22

DAVIE FRANEK NEARS FIRST RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP, $4,000 TO WIN RISLONE NATIONALS SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22 AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

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.

(8/14/14)

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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.

 (8/13/14)

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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.

(8/10/14)

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 August 9th
Selinsgrove Speedway

SELINSGROVE FORD NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS. . . . . .
MARK SMITH MAKES LATE RACE CHARGE TO WIN FIRST ANNUAL KRAMER CUP WORTH $2,573 SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

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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.

Sad News

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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Incident involving Tony Stewart results in fatality
 
Amanda Vincent
 
 
Kevin Ward Jr. -- gone too soon
 
written by Claire Monacelli
 
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(8/9/14)

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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 FinditQuick.com 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

(8/8/14)

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KRAMER CUP AUGUST 9 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
1ST ANNUAL KRAMER CUP TO PAY $2,573 TO WIN SATURDAY NIGHT AUGUST 9 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY, RISLONE NATIONALS AT WILLIAMS GROVE FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

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

(8/3/14)

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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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KRAMER CUP AUGUST 9 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 
1ST ANNUAL KRAMER CUP TO PAY $2,073 TO WIN SATURDAY NIGHT AUGUST 9 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY, RISLONE NATIONALS AT WILLIAMS GROVE FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

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.

(8/1/14)

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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.

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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.

2014 HUNT FOR THE USMTS CASEY'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:
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.

(7/27/14)

Courteousy The Rislone / URC Sprint Series

 (http://urcsprints.com/):

July 26th
Selinsgrove Speedway

MARK SMITH SCORES IMPRESSIVE VICTORY IN RISLONE URC SPRINT CHALLENGE SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE
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Courteousy DIRT Track Digest

(http://www.dirttrackdigest.com/):

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 

More to follow

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 

MODIFIED (Holdover from July 5) CHRIS SHULTZ, TIM HINDLEY, JERRY HIGBIE, CRAIG MITCHELL, BOB MCGANON, CLINTON MILLS, CHIS WHITEHEAD, GARY EDWARDS JR., TOMMY MEIER, DONNIE WILSON, MIKE KOLKA, BILLY VANINWEGEN, MIKE RUGGIERO, JEREMY MARKLE, RICH EURICH, JOHN LIETO, CHUCK MCKEE MODIFIEDS HEAT 1 – CRAIG MITCHELL, BILLY VANINWEGEN, CLINTON MILLS, CHRIS SHULTZ, BOB MCGANNON, DONNIE WILSON, TYLER MCKEE HEAT 2- MIKE RUGGIERO, CHRIS WHITEHEAD, CHUCK MCKEE, JERRY HIGBIE, GARY EDWARDS JR., RICH EURICH HEAT 3- TIM HINDLEY, JEREMY MARKLE, TOMMY MEIER, DANNY CREEDEN, MIKE KOLKA, JOHN LIETO FEATURE – CLINTON MILLS, TIM HINDLEY, CRAIG MITCHELL, CHRIS WHITEHEAD, BILLY VANINWEGEN, MIKE…More 

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

(7/25/14)

Courteousy The Frontstretch.com
 (http://frontstretch.com/):  
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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Now for the reason for creating this site
 
This site was created by me because of frustations with other internet service providers, and is for the use of anyone who's interested in anything about NASCAR. 
 
  However,over time I hope to add other auto racing news,from other auto racing series / venues ,in the hopes of having something here for everyone to enjoy.
 
Now for a little bit about me ,
 
 
I'm Joe,from New Jersey. I've lived in the Garden State for most of my life.  It's also where I've been fighting,to get a major NASCAR track built somewhere in the NYC/NJ area for many years now.
I am also "foot soldier" / bill collector for the electric company.So I do work days. Therefore the best time to check for any updates is after 8 pm,on weeknights.  But just about any time on weekends !!!
My favorite current driver : KASEY KAHNE
I'm also a fan of :Martin Truex Jr. ( Hey ! He's a "Jersey Guy" !!! I was rooting for him since I first saw him racing .and winning,as a 17 year old,in the modified division at Wall Stadium ( now known as Wall Speedway ) !!!
My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
My favorite NASCAR Track : Dover
My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
 
My favorite actors/actresses : Tom Hanks, John Wayne,Kiefer Sutherland ,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Rene Zellweiger
 
My Favorite movies : Star Wars ( all 6 of them),
Lord of the Rings (ALL OF THEM),
Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
Batman ( the ones with Michael Keaton,and Christian Bale ! The rest of them...blech ! Sorry Adam West ! I used to like the old "campy" BATMAN tv shows. But then I grew up !)
 
Favorite TV shows :
MASH !!!
Cheers,
Seinfeld,
Bones
 
House
 
 
24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz !(Always,and forever !!!)
 
New for 2014 !
24: Live Another Day !
Almost Human
 
Sleepy Hollow  !!!  & The Following ! (my newbies for 2013 !)
 
 
Law and Order : SVU
 
 
Touch
 
 
Person of Interest
 
 
 
 
Favorite all time master sleuth :
Sherlock Holmes !
(as portrayed by Jeremy Brett !)
 
Favorite Comedy Routine :
"Who's on First ? "
Needless to say my favorite comedy team is ....
Abbott & Costello !!!
 
My other interests other than NASCAR :
My family
The New York Yankees ( I was BORN a Yankee fan !!!)
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.)
Do I give you the impression that I also love Drum & Bugle Corps? I could go on with the many corps that I really enjoy !
I was a snare drummer in high school !
 
I truly hope that you enjoy visiting my site. I also hope that you will come back often,and that you tell your friends & family about it.
 
P.S.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
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Thank You,
Joe

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