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One of the original PA modified outlaws...

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New IMCA Modified Tour Launching in Bay Area

FOLEY, Ala. – A new series for IMCA Modifieds will make its share of history during the sanctioning body’s centennial season.   The inaugural Bay Area...

Idle Louisiana Dirt Track Set to Reopen Doors in 2015

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New Title Sponsor, New Format Make Illini 100 Bigger Than Ever

FARMER CITY, Ill. — The Illini 100 will be bigger than ever in 2015 with a new title sponsor and a new format.   Officials with the World of Outlaws...

Golden Isles’ “Super Bowl of Racing” Gets Title Sponsor


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 Rico Abreu Wins the Chili Bowl


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  Racing continues on Thursday night with the third night of qualifying and racing action from the Chili Bowl Nationals. Six drivers have qualified for...

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Jackpot for Abreu on River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night

Hallowed Orange County Fair Speedway Opens Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Tuesday, April 7

Redefine your limits at BRP Open House – Fox Shocks Specialist Macaulay to make first visit


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BINGHAMTON, NY…The Race of Champions Dirt Modified and Sportsman Tours will begin the 2015 racing season with a busy March schedule.  The annual Ice Breaker event at Selinsgrove Speedway will be a one day show this year taking place on Saturday, March 14th.  That event will feature both the RoC Dirt Modifieds and Sportsman for a Saturday afternoon double header.  The full Race of Champions Dirt Series schedules are nearing completion and will be released in December.   After an amazing run of great weather during the first five years of the Ice Breaker at Selinsgrove the race was halted by bad weather in 2014.  The previous year saw ... [Read More...]

BINGHAMTON, NY…The National Parts Peddler Trade Show is always a place where short track auto racing industry officials and teams gather to prepare for the 2015 racing season.  At this year’s show Race of Champions Motorsports Director Andrew Harpell and Bruce Insinger from Insinger Performance took the opportunity to secure the continuation of the long standing relationship with Sunoco Race Fuels and the RoC.    On Saturday Harpell and Insinger signed a multi-year deal to solidify a long relationship between the two motorsports leaders.  Sunoco Race Fuels through Insinger Performance will remain the title sponsor of the Sunoco Race... [Read More...]

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FUEL Racing Series Releases Dates For Sophomore Season

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Kinser and NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson, making his final Winter Heat 2015 appearance, started the A-Main on the front row and ...


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Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sarah Fisher announced that she will compete in the 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan. 12-17 in Tulsa, Okla. Fisher's last time driving a racecar in competition was in 2010 in the Verizon IndyCar Series finale at Homstead-Miami Speedway.


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The Famous “Erb” Name will Once Again be Part of the Saturday Night Racing at Grandview

Yates County Speedway to Honor Champions on Jan 30th

2015 Penn Can Speedway Schedule Coming Together, Slingshots Added to Weekly Action

Big Diamond Releases 2015 Schedule



Faccinto Rallies From Early Incident To Win Tulsa Shootout

The 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout closed out with a bang as Michael Faccinto raced to his second Shootout victory in three years in a race that...

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 Larson Wins Wild Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Slide Fest on Night 2


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Atlantic City Entries at 183 and Growing for Jan 30-31st Event at Boardwalk Hall

McMahan Drives into History as Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Winner

 Marcham and Scelzi Brothers Among Stars Going into Saturday at the Shootout

Phillips, Lederhouse and Morreae Take Wins at 15th Annual Hangover 150 at Ransomville

Attica Raceway Park sides with Renegade Sprint series, leaves big hole on All Star schedule

Practice Kicks Off 53rd Season of Racing at Grandview on March 28

Renegade Sprints Sanctioning Five Races at Attica Raceway Park in 2015


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 B&H Landscaping of Pottsville Now a Major Sponsor of Renegade Rampage 30, 410 Sprint Show at Big Diamond                                       


Aussie Drivers Taste Bitterness of Defeat As Sweet Wins Again

December 28, 2014

American Brad Sweet backed up his victory in the Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix last night with an emphatic win in tonight’s Sprintcar Summer Cup...

Sweet Performance Earns Christmas Victory Down Under

Schedule Announced for 70th Season at Bakersfield Speedway


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After nine seasons as a corporate entity, the United Racing Company will cease operation in December 2014.

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Beyond the Flag
Situated in Rossburg Ohio, Eldora Speedway, The Big “E”, was built in 1954 by Earl Baltes and later purchased by NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart ...


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Renegade Sprints to Showcase Strong Contingent of Competitors in 2015

New Egypt Speedway Announces 2015 Season Schedule

Kasey Kahne Will Race All Five Nights at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Legendary Petty Cars to be Part of PPB Motorsports 2015


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Give The Gift Of Speed From The Fulton And Brewerton Speedway’s This Holiday Season To Your Favorite Race Fan

Ohsweken Speedway 2015 Season Tickets, Passes & Memberships on Sale Now 

Fulton and Brewerton Speedway’s hosts 2014 Awards Presentation and DIRTcar Nationals Viewing Party February 21

Go Nuclear! Late Model Series Honors Top 10 in Points, Loyalty Club Members, and more at first Go Nuclear! banquet. Over $35,000 in cash and prizes awarded.

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Set For 2015 Season With Expanded Schedule, North & South Regions Formed

Get Your 2015 Port Royal Speedway Season Seats & Passes Now

Renegade Sprints Venturing to Michigan in 2015 for Race at Hartford Speedway

Fremont Speedway Promoter teams up with Plymouth Speedway to bring UNOH All Stars

“Edwin Coggins Memorial” to Open the Super Bowl of Racing on Feb 5th at Golden Isles

2015 All Star Membership Information

 ‘Diamond State 50’ Returns To Delaware International Speedway After 10-Year Absence Next Season 

Modified Super DIRTcar Series Set To Return In 2015 To The Brewerton Speedway On Friday, September 25


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Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Postponed Until Spring 2015 Despite Valiant Effort By Speedway Management To Complete The Post-Thanksgiving Event; Robust Crowd, 134 Race Cars Were On Hand; Refund Information Announced

Utica-Rome Closes 2014 and the Cole Era with Season Ending Banquet

2014 Fonda Speedway Season Review

Big Diamond Speedway Season Passes Now Available.

 Bruno Joins Airborne Park Speedway Ownership Group, Named General Manager; Partnership with Devil’s Bowl Speedway strengthens

New Egypt Moves Forward with Wingless Self-Starting Sprint Series

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Tracy Hines Heads into Turkey Night Grand Prix in Title Contention

Three drivers will battle for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Series title this week in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in California, and Tracy Hines will be one of them. The veteran driver is looking to add a midget title to his already impressive resume that includes an Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series title and Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship, which would put him in very select company, as only five drivers have ever claimed the USAC “Triple Crown,” by winning each of the three series titles.

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Another Record-Setting Racing Season for Driver Brett Hearn

Orange County Fair Speedway To Operate Independently In 2015, Ends DIRTcar NorthEast Sanction; STSS ‘Hard Clay Open’ Set For April 7

Weedsport Schedule is Packed with Top Class Events for 2015

Big Diamond Rolls Into 2015 With “Drivers’ Favorite” American Racer Tires

Modified Super DIRTcar Series Set To Return In 2015 To The Brewerton Speedway On Friday, September 25

‘Diamond State 50’ Returns To Delaware International Speedway After 10-Year Absence Next Season

Triple Crown Showdown Ticket Sales Begin Dec. 8

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Taylor Ferns Season in Review: A Return to Winged Sprint Car Racing

For Taylor Ferns, the 2014 season was all about learning the intricacies of 410-winged sprint car racing and getting seat time, as she returned to the 900-horsepower machines for the first time in nearly four seasons. When it was all said and done, she had earned her first winged sprint car win, along with recording several other strong runs.

Tracy Hines continued to add to his win total at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, taking the opener of the Honda USAC National Midget Series portion of the 47th Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships on Thursday, November 20. The win was his second in as many weeks at the track, and the fifth of his career, but his first in a midget, as the previous four had come in sprint car competition.

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The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable “Who’s Who” of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as it now calls Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona home for the third consecutive year, hosting the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

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As URC plans for their sixty-eighth season of presenting sprint car racing, they are pleased to announce that Pioneer Pole Buildings will assume the role as tour sponsor for the 2015 season.   
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Kyle Larson to Run Select Dirt Track Races over NASCAR Offseason CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) – Long before he began moving NASCAR fans to the edge of their seat, Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates - See more at:

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Dave Blaney is wrapping up his NASCAR career and could be more of a fixture in the Sprint Car ranks in 2015.


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Late season events usually draw some of the largest and strongest fields of the year. With the checkered flag having flown for most tracks and series in the Midwest this year, a stout field is expected this weekend at Atomic Speedway in Ohio for the inaugural Open Wheel Championships.

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Keepin' It Short: Crowning a National Champion in Arkansas
by Mike Neff

The 27th Annual Comp Cams Short Track Nationals is underway at I-30 Raceway in Little Rock, Ark. Four nights of racing action began on Wednesday with the Short Track Nationals Open, an event that pays $2,000 to win. It is followed by two nights of qualifying races Thursday and Friday with $15,000 to win, $2,500 to start Nationals running on Saturday night. Over 70 ASCS Sprint Cars will be tearing around the high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval of I-30 Raceway.

In Wednesday night's preliminary action, Aaron Reutzel started in the third position and grabbed the lead on the fourth lap of the "A" main. He never looked back from that point, darting through multiple restarts and lapped traffic to take the victory. Reutzel's win was his third feature win in a row at I-30 as he beat Stevie Smith, Dalton Davis, Derek Hagar and Zach Pringle to secure the first provisional for Saturday night's main event.

Thursday's qualifying round saw 36 drivers take the to track at I-30 in an effort to qualify for Saturday's "A" main. The top three finishers in each feature race held on Thursday and Friday will be locked into Saturday's Nationals finale. They will run in the Dash for Cash on Saturday to set the starting lineup of the first three rows for the feature.

The remaining qualifiers from Thursday and Friday will redraw for eight Showdown races on Saturday night. Double passing points will be in effect for the night with the points being added to the totals from qualifying to determine the top eight in total points. Those eight drivers will fill in spots seven through 14 in the Nationals "A" main.

The next 36 drivers in points will make up the fields for the three "B" mains on Saturday night. The rest of the competitors will fill out three "C" mains. The top finishers from the Cs will advance to the Bs, where the top two finishers from each of the three Bs will fill in spots 15 through 20. The remaining spot in the field is reserved for the highest finisher among the top 4 from Wednesday night's open who has not already advanced into the "A" main.

2014 marks the 27th year for the Short Track Nationals and the list of previous winners is long and distinguished. Steve Kinser won the inaugural event in 1988 and duplicated the feat in 1989. He added a third title in 1991. Sammy Swindell took the win in 1990 then, after a 21-year absence grabbed trophies in 2011 and '13. The event was rained out in 1992. John Gerloff was victorious in 1993 and Terry Gray grabbed the trophy in 1994. Gary Wright was the Nationals champ in 1995 before becoming the only four-time winner by adding wins in '99, 2003 and '04. Pete Butler scored the victory in 1996. Wayne Johnson was the first under the checkered in 1997, while Tim Crawley took the trophy home in '98. Mike Ward was the winner in 2000 while Jason Sides is the '01 champ. Paul McMahan was the top dog in 2002 and a decade later in '12. Tim Montgomery grabbed the top spot in 2005. Jason Johnson stood in Victory Lane in 2006. Jason Myers won the following year in 2007. Tony Bruce Jr. went back-to-back in 2008 and '09, while Brad Sweet landed the title in '10.

A ticket for Friday night is $20 while you can get in the door Saturday for $28. Pit passes are $30 for Friday and $35 for Saturday. If you can't make it to Little Rock this weekend, you can catch the action on pay-per-view at

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 October 18th
Grandview Speedway
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Keepin' It Short: Time to Crown Some World Champions
by Mike Neff

The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series runs a grueling schedule of 47 events that crisscrosses the country from Georgia to Ohio and West Virginia to Oklahoma.  After the thousands of laps and tens of thousands of miles traveled, it all comes down to this weekend.  The 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championships will be held at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Ohio.  The UMP Modifieds and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models will be tearing up the 3/8 mile high banked clay oval to settle the season champion and rookie of the year for Lucas Oil and the World Champion for both sanctions.

Portsmouth Raceway Park opened in 1990 with a two race schedule.  In 1992 the facility was preparing for a huge two-day show over the 4th of July weekend.  There was a large amount of heavy machinery that had been brought in to make last minute preparations for the first really big race.  The night before the event the track was fogged in thanks to its picturesque location at the confluence of the Scioto River and the Ohio River.  In the middle of the night vandals climbed aboard a bull dozer and leveled the buildings, the grandstands and the restaurant on premises.  The community rallied around the track and rebuilt everything. Within two weeks of the devastation the track was reopened for business.

The facility has undergone continuous improvement and renovation.  The track now seats 10,000 people in the grandstands and 300 in the pit stands.  The track was built by Boone Coleman as a place for his son Tim to practice with his Mini Sprint.   After spending the time and effort to build the track he decided to try and make some of his money back and that is how Portsmouth Raceway Park was built.  It is now operated by Boone's widow Joyce, his son Tim and Tim's wife Jenny.  Donna Rayburn is the track promoter.

The Dirt Track World Championship started in 1981 at Pennsboro Speedway.  It has been held at numerous venues but has called Portsmouth Raceway Park home for the last three years.  The highlight of the championship this year is the title chase for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models.  Jimmy Owens is the defending series champion, but he is 75 points behind Don O'Neal for the lead in the points coming into the weekend.  If O'Neal can finish eighth or better Saturday, then he will be the champion.  If he can't then it will all depend on where the two combatants shake out.  If the points battle ends in a tie, Owens will win on the tie break of most wins in the season by virtue of having eight to O'Neals seven.

If you want to go to the Dirt Track World Championship, a three day general admission pass is $40.  For an extra $5 you can have a reserved seat.  For $50 you can purchase a pit pass.  Again, for an extra $5 you can have a reserved seat with the pit pass. Children from 7-11 get in for $10, under 7 are free.

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Halloween Party On The Hill. . . . . . . .
The season finale of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. 


URC’s 67Th Season Finale set for Grandview Saturday, October 18

In the sixty-seventh consecutive season of URC, Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ is looking to enter his name as URC Champion Driver into the “rich in history” record books of the United Racing Company. 


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When Taylor Ferns hits the track this weekend, for a pair of races in Ohio, she will have a new look to her car as Eco-Mend has come on-board as the primary sponsor of her No. 55F winged sprint car. The sponsorship of Ferns will be Eco-Mend’s first involvement in the world of motorsports. Eco-Mend is a Michigan-based, small business that specializes in environmentally conscious remediation.

The Best of Both Worlds: Taylor Ferns to Race 360 & 410 Sprint Cars this Weekend

Taylor Ferns has expanded her horizons quite a bit this season, venturing full-on into the world of 410-winged sprint car racing. She will add another item to her resume this weekend as she makes her first-career 360-winged sprint car start, along with also competing in her familiar 410-winged machine. Ferns will begin the weekend in her 360-winged sprint car at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, before hopping in her 410-car for a visit on Saturday night to the famed Eldora Speedway, also in Ohio.

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URC Hall of Famer Passes Away

John Wergland Sr. 89, passed away peacefully Oct. 1, 2014
at Hope Hospice. Formerly from So. Plainfield, N.J. Residing in Cape
Cape Coral FL the past 24 years.
John has lived and breathed racing for almost 70 years, with the amazing photographs that he has accumulated over the years, along with his friends Bruce Craig and Ace Lane he will live on in racing history.

Ed Terry took him to see his first race at New Market Speedway at the age of 8 years old. When he was around 15 years old he joined Pappy Hough as part
of his crew. He bought his first car from Diz Wilson from Mitchell Indiana in December of 1960. A few of the over 50 legendary drivers that drove the “Wergland Chevy”, E&M and Spot Oil car were Mario Andretti, Garry
Bettenhausen, Wally Dallenbach, Red Reigel, Jud Larson, Carl Bergkvist, Leroy Felty, Ed Terry, Bob Wilkey, Jan Opperman, Toby Tobias, Bob Shaw.
Living with the dreadful disease Alzheimer’s John’s memories faded, the one
thing that remained constant was his passion for the sport of racing.
To his end he proudly carried a folded piece of paper in his pocket on it was brief
story of his career as a sprint car owner and a list of the drivers that drove for him through out his career. Along with this paper he carried a small picture of the
number 36 car with Chuck Gurney behind the wheel. As he would hand them the paper He would always ask, so proudly, "Have you ever heard of Mario Andretti,
he’s the most famous race car driver in the world. He drove for me…………."
When he could no longer tell his story we were proud to tell it for him.
The love for racing continues in his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his five children, Nancy and Robert Landis of PA, John and
Debra Wergland of N.J., Donna Caruso, Marlene and Sal Pampinella and Janet Faerber of FL He is also survived by 11 grand children and 6 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held October 17, 2014 at 2pm at Healthpark Hospice in Ft Myers Fl. The family is also planning a celebration of John’s life
up north once the details have been worked out we will repost.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Hope Hospice
or a charity of your choice in memory of John Wergland.
You can go to Affordable Cremations and sign
John’s guest book.

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October 4th
Cherokee Speedway
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Top 10 Teams by points:
1. Davie Franek (1369)
2. Randy West (1251)
3. Josh Weller (1232)
4. Ed Aikin (1210)
5. Curt Michael (1161)
6. Troy Betts (1096)
7. Robbie Stillwaggon (1072)
8. Brian Carber (969)
9. Jonathan Swanson (944)
10. Jimmy Stitzel (907)

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URC Feature-only Event at Grandview Speedway
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Tracy Hines has been close a couple of times this year to winning on the dirt with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He has four more chances to take his Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike to Victory Lane, with three of those coming this weekend in the Gold Crown Midget Nationals.



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September 27th
Selinsgrove Speedway
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URC Names 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Posted: September 26th, 2014
It is always a difficult decision inducting the new Hall of Fame members. The list is long of people with incredible accomplishments in URC along with those whose support made URC's long storied history possible. URC has selected five individuals to the 2014 class of Hall of Famers. Here are the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees:

Leroy Felty
No driver was more charismatic in the 1970’s on the United Racing Club trail than Leroy Felty. But his charm was coupled with a fierce driving style that made him one of the top sprint car drivers of his era. Leroy won his first URC title in 1971 over such names as Buck Buckley and Harry Benjamin with 15 wins to his credit that season. He was a bridesmaid to Harry Benjamin in the 1972 URC point chase with 3 wins, but rebounded in 1973 to win his second championship over Carl Bergkvist. Felty won 7 times in 1973 and continued his winning ways into the late 1970’s. URC is honored to induct Leroy Felty into the URC Hall of Fame.

John Wergland
John Wergland has a very storied history with URC that spanned over 3 decades. John started his racing career at age 15 when he joined the crew of the legendary Pappy Hough team. He became a URC car owner in 1960 and over a 25 year period fielded some of the biggest names in sprint car racing. Amongst his drivers were Mario Andretti, Red Riegel, Al Unser, Bobby Marvin, Johnny Rutherford, and Carl Bergkvist to name a few. John has 19 career URC wins to his credit with many different drivers. The Wergland Chevy was a threat at each and every event they attended. URC is proud to induct John Wergland to the URC Hall of Fame.

Clay Parks
Clay Parks is an executive of the Bars Products Corporation, a trusted and very valued member of the Bars Family, who overseen the company’s 20-year Tour sponsorship with the URC. Clay is more than a face associated with a sponsor; Clay is a true friend of URC. Clay always ensured URC had the tools needed to meet their sponsorship requirements, and always went the extra mile for URC, despite being busy traveling worldwide for Bars Leaks/Rislone. Clay even flew out from Michigan to pay respect to URC’s fallen hero, Kramer Williamson. It is his good nature, professionalism, and friendship that earned Clay Parks a spot in the URC Hall of Fame.

Don Kerr
If ever there was a car owner for the ages, it would certainly have been Don Kerr . Kerr entered the URC scene without much attention until he hired a modified driver with a long list of credentials…enter Glenn Fitzcharles. Kerr’s cars were always immaculately prepared and rarely suffered any mechanical problems. Kerr would dominate in 1987 and many subsequent seasons with 21 incredible wins in the 1987 season alone…yes, 21 wins in a season! Kerr was a quiet man, and a man who would help any of his fellow competitors in the pits and loved racing with URC. In 1988, he garnered 12 wins with Fitzcharles at the helm, and continued his winning ways until his retirement. Kerr won 4 straight URC car owner championships. It is Kerr’s high standards of performance above and beyond the norm that earns him a coveted spot in the URC Hall of Fame.

Charlie Cathell
Throughout our 67 year history, URC has raced for many promoters. Charlie Cathell has hosted more URC events than any other promoter in URC history. Charlie has always provided racers with a great racing surface for decades. Charlie and his family have put their heart and soul into their speedway and take great pride in providing their racers with a first class facility. Charlie has hosted as many as 10 URC events in a single season. Charlie continues to be a supporter and friend of URC. Charlie’s unparalleled support of URC has earned him a place in the URC Hall of Fame.

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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 !!!
24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz !(Always,and forever !!!)

24: Live Another Day !!!
Almost Human
Sleepy Hollow  !!!   The Following !
Law and Order : SVU
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.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
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