New London-Waterford Speedbowl Practice Cancelled

New London-Waterford Speedbowl has canceled today’s practice. Trailer drop off available until 630 pm.

‘The King’, Richard Petty Returning to Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show for the First Time in 30 Years

OAKS, PA October 21, 2016 . . . “The King” is returning to the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show. After a 30 year absence Richard Petty, the winningest driver in the history of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, will be appearing at the hugely popular Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Race Car and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Distributed By Insinger Performance which takes place at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 20-22, 2017.

Winner of 200 Cup races, the last one at the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway with then President Ronald Reagan in attendance, Petty continues to be one of the most popular figures in motorsports.

Now a NASCAR Sprint Cup car owner, fielding the Smithfield Foods Ford for Aric Almirola and Goody’s Powder Ford for Brian Scott, Petty is presently involved in a yearlong celebration of his 80th birthday which will conclude on his actual birthday, July 2, 2017.

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Modified Standout Ted Christopher Ready for Indoor Auto Racing Series Action

Indoor Racing’s Biggest Three Quarter Midget Race Winner, Ted Christopher to Drive for Trey Hoddock

TRENTON, NJ  October 21, 2016 . . . The roar of racing engines will move indoors on Friday and Saturday, December 9-10 when Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) presents the first of three indoor TQ Midget racing series events at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ.

When that first green flag drops at the Battle Of Trenton Presented By Oliver Communications And NAPA Auto Parts, the TQ Midget field will see a fundamental shift in its balance of power. Ted Christopher, the winningest LSMP Indoor Series winner in its 13-year history, will be driving the potent Trey Hoddock No. 49 TQ, formerly wheeled by multi-time winner Andy Jankowiak.

“I’m going to get fitted in the car in the next couple of weeks,” said Christopher, of Plainville, CT, “I’m looking forward to racing Trey’s car. It’s always been fast.”

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Over 300 Cars Come Out for Night One of OneDirt World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Night one of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew to a close at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 10pm. Over 300 entries across nine divisions showed up for the opening night hot laps of the inaugural 3-day event.

Under a warmer than usual fall evening in Concord, North Carolina, the first-ever OneDirt World Short Track Championship kicked off with a night of rotating hot laps. Logging nearly 3,000 laps at the Dirt Track at Charlotte over the course of three-and-half hours were: 53 FOX Racing Shox Pro Late Models, 36 VP Racing Fuel Sportsman Modifieds, 37 Summit Racing UMP Modifieds, 24 DRIVEN Racing Oil Crate Sportsmans, 19 GottaRace Hornets, 5 Chevrolet Performance Pro Sprint Cars, 38 QuarterMaster Monster Minis, 27 Hoosier Tire Pro Modifieds, and 21 Comp Cam 360 Sprint Cars.

“The track is awesome tonight,” said Johnny Petrozelle, driver of the No.59 Comp Cams 360 Sprint Car. “It’s good and heavy, and looks like it’s slicking off. We just made a couple of adjustments [before heading back out there], but it’s fun to be here at Charlotte. It’s the first time we’ve been here in the 360s, and we look forward to coming back next year already.”

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McKennedy Wraps Up Fourth Championship Season at Lee Sunday

Canaan, NH. – Jon McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, Massachusetts, will ride a championship wave into New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway Sunday, October 23, to put the final touch on an incredible season as the Valenti Modified Racing Series closes out the 2016 campaign.

McKennedy, driving the # 29 Exit Realty, Christopher’s Towing, L. H. Wheeler Chevrolet, will be looking to sweep both ends of the scheduled twin-50-lap feature races, part of the annual Oktoberfest event that was postponed by rain two weeks ago.

The 29-year old driver becomes the series all-time championship leader with four titles surpassing Kirk Alexander. McKennedy also moved into second place on the all-time series win list with 22 victories. Alexander leads that category with 31 wins.

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Granite State Pro Stocks To Finish 2016 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

WALPOLE, N.H. — After an enduring season of racing across the New England region, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is set to crown the 2016 champion this Saturday, Oct. 22., at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

The 3/8 mile Shoreline oval will play host to the Super Late Model Series in a 75 lap main event that will decide a championship battle that currently has two veterans at the top.

Belchertown, Mass. driver Barry Gray holds a 26 point advantage over Conway, N.H. native D.J. Shaw, who was also recently crowned the PASS champion for 2016. Gray has little experience at the Speedbowl, but is hoping to seal the deal in his No. 29. Though he is not a GSPSS champion, Gray has won championships in racing before.

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Cody Coughlin Pre-Race News and Notes: NCWTS at Talladega

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250
No. 51 Toyota Tundra News and Notes

The Race
Coughlin’s 11th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start comes at NASCAR’s biggest and fastest track: Talladega Superspeedway.  The race is Coughlin’s ninth of the season with Kyle Busch Motorsports.

The Race Truck
Cody Coughlin and the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports team will pilot chassis No. KBM-026.  Coughlin has yet to race this chassis. KBM-026’s last race came at Daytona International Speedway this past February. It is a superspeedway-specific chassis as its three starts have only come at Daytona and Talladega.

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Tony Stewart Racing: Donny Schatz World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Lakeside/Salina Advance

TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team Targeting Wins in Heartland

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 20, 2016) – The long road to a World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship begins in February and will conclude next week with the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. That road makes one final stop this weekend in Middle America, where Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team look to all but clinch the 2016 championship.

Schatz, driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J, leads the traveling Sprint car stars into action with a 308- point lead in the championship with only four nights of racing remaining. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion will try to make it two consecutive victories Friday night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, then will look to add the Salina (Okla.) Highbanks to the list of 80 different tracks where he’s registered a WoO A-Feature triumph during his 20-year career with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

It’s been another historic season for Schatz and his TSR 15 team. Through 80 Races, they lead the series with 24 victories, 40 podium finishes, 58 top-fives, 73 top-10s, 10 KSE Hard Charger Awards and 494 laps led. And, no matter what the outcomes are this weekend, by simply signing in to compete at the final four event, he’ll be crowned champion.

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Sargeant Wants More Snowball Derby Success at Five Flags

Pensacola, FL — Although Dalton Sargeant grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, nearly 10 hours away from Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, many may think it is a track that he grew up next door to given his impressive results in the prestigious Snowball Derby. It is a track and a race that he has taken well to, and it is no surprise that this year’s 49th Annual Snowball Derby on December 4 is one that he’s looking forward to.

“For sure, plus it’s one of the biggest races of the year. I’m looking forward to going back,” Sargeant said. “We had the runner-up my first year and another top five with a fourth-place finish last year. It’s one of my favorite race tracks to go to. We got a great car this year with all the guys at Bond Suss Racing; I’m super excited.”

Sargeant’s list of reasons for why he enjoys Five Flags Speedway is long, but at the top of that list is the amount of speed a driver can carry around the half-mile oval in a Super Late Model.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Hosting Open Forum Meeting on November 10

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will host an open forum discussion and meeting on the evening ofThursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.  Participants from all divisions and all race tracks on both asphalt and dirt are invited and encouraged to take part in the discussion.  The meeting will be held at American Legion Post #49 in Fair Haven, Vermont.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway recently completed its 50th season of stock car racing, with full schedules of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned racing on both its half-mile Asphalt Track and its 3/10-mile Dirt Track.  Management is seeking input and opinions from all racers as preparations for the 2017 season begin.

Among the topics, the moderated meeting will discuss immediate and future plans for all divisions of racing on both surfaces, along with season schedules, event formats, race purses, promotions, and other items.

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First Look at Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 Entry Lists

Pensacola, FL — The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us. No, we don’t mean Christmas. We mean the 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL (November 30 – December 4, 2016). As one of the the greatest short track races in America draws nearer, it’s now time to take a first-look at the current entry list for this year’s event.

The Snowball Derby list boasts a strong 55+ entries with a month-and-a-half still to go until the big Super Late Model race. On the Pro Late Model side, over 40 entries have already been filed for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100. Additional entries are hitting the Five Flags Speedway mailbox each day.

“Since Tom Dawson held the first Snowball Derby in 1968, race fans have come to see the best against the best, and this year’s lineup truly will not disappoint,” said Snowball Derby promoter, Tim Bryant. “I’m truly amazed as I go down the entry list at how many guys are capable of not only competing in the Snowball Derby, but winning the Snowball Derby.”

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Reed, Irey, Weaver Crowned Attica Champions

ATTICA, Ohio – The 2016 racing season at Attica Raceway Park was filled with huge events but highlighted by the some of the region’s toughest weekly competition. When the final checkered flags flew, Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed earned his eighth 410 sprint car track championship, Mansfield, Ohio’s Matt Irey scored his first career late model track title and Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver capped off arguably his best career year with his second championship in the 305 sprints.

Attica Raceway Park will kick off the 2017 racing season on Friday, March 24. For more information go

Following are the season recaps for each division’s top 10 in points along with the season’s rookies of the year:

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints

Champion – Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio

Reed claimed his eighth Attica championship. Byron racked up four wins in 2016, running his career total to 35; he sits second on the track’s all-time 410 sprint win list. Besides his four wins he also recorded four runner-up finishes on route to 11 top five finishes in 15 feature events. Byron recorded 13 top 10 finishes and never finished out of the top two spots in the final six events of the year.  His average A-main finishing position was fourth!

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Eddie MacDonald Finishes ACT Season with Sixth Place Run

The American Canadian Tour completed its season with the World Series 75 as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, October 15. Eddie Mac finished third in the championship points battle in the team’s first full season on the tour. The “Outlaw” needed a perfect day to catch eventual champion Nick Sweet for the title but that day did not materialize.

“We needed to win our heat, win the race, lead the most laps, and have Nick finish no better than sixth but we didn’t come close,” said Eddie Mac. “We struggled with the car right from the first practice and tried a number of adjustments but nothing worked. The car was loose in and off the corners so I couldn’t get any speed down the long straights here. Rollie and the crew worked hard all day but it just was not our day.”

The EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy started fifth in the third heat after struggling to find speed and handling in the only afternoon practice.  Eddie Mac could only finish fifth in the heat and with the even rating started 14thon the grid for the 75 lap feature on the fast, high-banked, 5/8ths of a mile oval. When the green flag waved, Eddie Mac powered into the tenth position after only five laps and into seventh place by the second caution flag on lap 23, then reported to crew chief Rollie LaChance saying, “It is really tough to pass and the car does not have a lot of forward drive.”

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EVERSCREAM at Evergreen Raceway will be cancelled this coming weekend

Unfortunately, due to vandalism this past weekend in the haunted trail and corn maze, EVERSCREAM at Evergreen Raceway will be cancelled for this coming weekend. It will be open for business next weekend.

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William Wall Claims Thompson Late Model Championship

William Wall won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model championship at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Friday night with a third place finish in the 54th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.
Former champion Rick Gentes picked up the win after Tom Carey III was disqualified.
Wall will compete in today’s American-Canadian Tour 75-lap feature. He finished eighth in this event last year when he made his series debut.

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Wall Secures Title as Gentes Wins Late Model Race

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park kicked off its annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, presented by Xtra Mart, on Friday, October 14th, setting the stage for an action-packed weekend that will see several track and series champions crowned as well as the champion of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series on Sunday afternoon.

The Speedway crowned its first of four track champions set to be named over the course of World Series weekend on Friday with the first night of racing capped off by a 25-lap Late Model feature. William Wall looked to complete his impressive 2016 campaign with a title after starting off the year strong with his first series win in the Thompson season opening Icebreaker weekend. Wall tallied four wins overall this year leading into the World Series, but still held a scant 14-point lead on series regular Rick Gentes who only had one win coming into the series finale. Gentes drove a strong and consistent season, however, never finishing outside the top-6 and scoring eight top-5 finishes.

Wall started off strong, winning his heat race and securing more points for some added cushion entering the 25-lap feature event, but Gentes would not make it easy for the young star as the two stayed within reach of each other throughout the bulk of the race. Gentes and Wall held steady in positions two and three respectively for over half of the event, surviving several early cautions in the process, and while their battle raged for a title it was Tom Carey, III who ran away with the lead. Carey hung on to finish first, however his car would be disqualified in post-race inspection for illegal fuel leaving Gentes as the winner of the race. However, it was not enough to give the series veteran a title. William Wall finished fourth in the event, more than good enough to secure his first title in the Late Models at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
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The Unsung Heroes of the Super Cup Stock Car Series

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (October 13, 2016) – Much like any motorsports operation or organization, success in the Super Cup Stock Car Series is based on much more than a single driver or car.  It is a complete team effort.  Sometimes flying under the radar from race to race are those that are right there for the season-long ride, and many make up a major piece of the puzzle as part of the group.

Crew members and officials can bring an immense amount of first-hand knowledge, an additional opinion, or sometimes simply a helping hand.  Occasionally they have countless stories to tell as well.
In 2017, Lee Manners will enter his 50th year involved in racing.  The member of the Jeff Zillweger team, which finished a career best third in 2016 points, began helping the father of a friend work on a ’33 Plymouth coupe with a six cylinder Hudson engine as a teenager.

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Bellm Set for the Stretch Run on the ASCS Trail

NIXA, Mo. (October 13, 2016) – With a fresh bullet in the rails, Kyle Bellm is set for the stretch run with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car.

Just three more racing weekends separate Bellm from his second top-ten ranking in Lucas Oil ASCS National points in as many years after earning Rookie of the Year honors last year.

It all begins with this weekend’s Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals in Mesquite, Texas, before moving on to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa on November 4-5 and then the season-ending double at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway on October 11-12.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway 50th Season in Review – Part 2: Dirt Sportsman Modifieds

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – This is the second installment of the “Devil’s Bowl Speedway 50th Season in Review” series.  This series takes a retrospective look at an action-packed year of stock car racing in 2016 on the half-mile Asphalt Track and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devils Bowl Speedway, division by division.


Sportsman Modifieds – Dirt Track – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Division I”

Division Sponsor: Central Vermont Motorcycles

Champion: Bobby Hackel – Rensselaer, N.Y.

Rookie of the Year: Justin Severance – Pittsford, Vt.

Mother Nature tried her best to disrupt the 50th Season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2016, particularly the first full season of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track.  Thankfully, she quit halfway through the year.  Bobby Hackel, however, never did.

After three consecutive rainouts, the fourth-generation racer opened the Dirt Track season on Sunday, June 12by winning the first of two 25-lap features for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division on Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night.  Veteran driver Tim LaDuc – who was in a medically-induced coma for almost a month following a severe lung infection just six weeks earlier – was physically drained but finished second.

Vince Quenneville Jr. rebounded from a tough 11th-place showing earlier in the Brown’s event to win the second feature of the night – his lone dirt victory in 2016 – topping Tim Hodge and Derrick McGrew.

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Tom Hessert’s Second Half Surge Sets Table for Career Best Finish in ARCA’s Championship Point Standings; Kansas Finale Awaits

Concord, North Carolina (October 13, 2016) – Poised to earn his career-best season finish in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards’ championship driver point standings, veteran driver Tom Hessert takes to the trackFriday night aiming to solidify his current campaign in the ARCA Series Kansas 150 season finale at Kansas Speedway.

In his first season driving for Venturini Motorsports, Hessert has relied on a strong second half surge to put himself in position for a career best second-place season-ending finish in the series’ overall driver point standings.

Hessert, a 10-year series veteran who finished a career-best third in ARCA’s point standings in 2010 and 2014, currently finds himself 475 points behind series leader Chase Briscoe for top spot and stands alone in second with a 185-point advantage over third place driver Matt Kurzejewski.

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Tony Stewart Racing: Donny Schatz World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series National Open/Port Royal Advance


Final Battle with Pennsylvania Posse Awaits TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 12, 2016) – The 20th season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series has been another historic chapter for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz. The North Dakota native started his Outlaw career in 1997 and is just six races away from completing his 20th campaign with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” But, there’s still an opportunity to make this season even more special with a final trip into enemy territory this weekend as the Outlaws take on the “Pennsylvania Posse” Friday and Saturday with Schatz looking to be the season’s first and last Outlaw winner in the state of Pennsylvania.

The seven-time and reigning WoO champion won the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway back in May to carry the torch for the Outlaws, and he’ll look to add not only to his 292-point lead in the WoO championship standings Friday, but also to his legacy in the 54th annual Champion Racing Oils Morgan Hughes National Open at historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. It was originally scheduled to be a three-race event two weeks ago, but Mother Nature washed out all the action, forcing the Outlaws to reschedule and reduce the event to a single night. The weekend concludes with the Outlaws returning to Port Royal Speedway for the third straight October.

Schatz is the all-time winningest driver of the prestigious National Open with five career wins, and is one of 31 drivers on a remarkable list of previous event winners. Those five wins are part of 19 career victories at the famous half-mile, dirt oval. He trails only Steve Kinser in career Outlaw wins at the facility and ranks 19th in the track’s all-time win list. If he can take the checkered flag in Friday’s $25,000-to-win, 40-lap A-Feature, he’ll surpass Jan Opperman, Tommy Hinnershitz and Kramer Williamson, and tie his childhood hero Doug Wolfgang with 20 career Williams Grove triumphs.

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Tight Points Battle Highlight NEMA’s Return to Sunoco World Series Speedway of Racing

The Northeastern Midget Association has long considered Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway the ultimate “separate the men from the boys” facility. While any Thompson checkered is a treasure, the World Series is definitely the biggest plum. In the NEMA division, two-time champion, John Zych leads five-time champion Randy Cabral of Plymouth, by a mere twenty one points, or roughly three feature finish spots coming into this Saturday’s feature event.  The Lites will also be on hand, however in this division, Jim Chambers has a commanding lead over PJ Stergios, well over 100 points, and Danny Cugini, who is hot on Stergios’ tale in third spot.

Eleven victories, including six World Series triumphs, make Cabral the all-time Thompson maestro.  Last year, Cabral passed Zych with three laps left in the books and pulled off pass that will go down for the ages against teammate Todd Bertrand in turns three and four that had fans on their feet. Zych’s third place run capped a brilliant championship season for the JZ Motorsports team in 2015.

Thompson’s long Midget history, however, is filled with surprises. Considering the last few seasons have been one of the most competitive seasons in NEMA’s 60+year history.  Cole Carter will again be on hand in the Bertrand 74, coming out from Brownsburg, Indiana.  Carter, son of the famed Pancho Carter, has a storied career and legacy.  Avery Stoehr comes into the race just 78 points back from Zych and Cabral and always a threat to win.  Amongst other hopefuls are Todd Bertrand who finished second to Cabral last year, Seth Carlson who is overdue for a strong run, Paul Scally, and the Chambers brothers, Alan and Jim.

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Opportunity to Sponsor Snowball Derby Laps Still Available

Pensacola, FL — On Sunday, December 4, one of the nation’s most prestigious short track racing events, the 49th annual Snowball Derby, will take place at Five Flags Speedway (FL) in Pensacola, Florida. For businesses, race teams and race fans, a new lap sponsorship program is an affordable way to receive exposure during the major stock car racing event.

With over a month and a half remaining until the best Super Late Model racers in the country race 300 laps on the big stage, there is still plenty of time to purchase a lap, two or 20.

The new lap sponsor program, which been created through a partnership with Five Flags Speedway officials and, will see all of the money raised through the program go directly into the racer’s pockets.

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Driver Talent Search – STAR Tryouts to Decide a Potent Ride

Concord, N.C. — Each year football teams around America hold try-outs to search for that hidden talent that nobody else has found. Football players showcase their skills in high-school and college tryouts with the hopes of one day making it to the big leagues. In racing, those try-outs are rare or non-existent, until now.

A new program, Short Track Auto Racing Tryouts, or STAR Tryouts for short, is being conducted by Crooks Racing as they analyze short track racing talent in an effort to put a driver in the team’s Super Late Model program in 2017.

Crooks Racing is asking for drivers to send in their applications to possibly be selected for their program. However, this isn’t any ordinary application process. Crooks Racing will host a “gong-show” style of event to determine who will race for the team for in 2017.

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Kansas


Wild Charlotte Race Leads To Round of 12

Charlotte shook up the Chase Grid as five Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers finished 30th or below while Jimmie Johnson sped to victory to clinch the first automatic berth in the Round of 8. Here’s how the Chase Grid shakes out heading into Sunday’sHollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:15 p.m. ET on NBC) – Jimmie Johnson (1 win), Matt Kenseth (31 points above Austin Dillon on the cutoff line), Kyle Busch (+27), Brad Keselowski (+25), Kurt Busch (+24), Carl Edwards (+20), Martin Truex Jr. (+19), Denny Hamlin (+3), Austin Dillon (three points behind Denny Hamlin on the cutoff line), Chase Elliott (-3), Joey Logano (-6), Kevin Harvick (-8).

The results for the 12 Chasers at Charlotte: Johnson (first), Kenseth (second), Busch (sixth), Keselowski (seventh), Kurt Busch (eighth), Edwards (12th), Truex (13th), Hamlin (30th), Dillon (32nd), Elliott (33rd), Logano (36th), Harvick (38th).

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Red Shirt Dash Added to I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 12, 2016) – I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals is never short of excitement.

And now the 29th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires set for November 2-5 will have some extra action with the addition of the Inaugural “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards.

It will be a Saturday night Dash that would put a smile upon the face of the Hall of Fame promoter.

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Martinsville to Add Lights

Martinsville Speedway To Be First Major Motorsports Facility to Install LED Lights

After nearly seven decades of automotive racing without lights, historic Martinsville Speedway is finally set to flip the switch. International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) today announced that it will commit $5 million to equip the track with LED lighting, making it the first major motorsports facility to do so.

The lights, which will begin installation following this year’s Goody’s® Fast Relief 500 on October 30 and are scheduled to be in place by January 2017, represent the largest capital investment by ISC into Martinsville to date.

“Bringing lights to Martinsville Speedway is something that has been a priority for us,” said ISC President John Saunders. “But just like Martinsville, we wanted the lights for this project to be unique. They had to be of the highest-quality for both the competitors and the fans.”

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

Analyzing the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by XtraMart 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2016) — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour makes its fourth and final stop of the season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, for the season-ending Sunoco World Series 150 presented by XtraMart on Sunday, October 16. Below is a look at the race itself and some of the selected race participants.

Sunoco World Series 150 Race Setup: 
This marks the fourth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in 2016 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The track has held 133 Whelen Modified Tour races, the most of any track in series history. Three-time Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby can clinch a fourth series title by finishing 16th or better after winning the most recent event at Stafford Motor Speedway.

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PASS North Championships to Be Decided at Oxford Plains this Weekend

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – After the grind of another long season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and Modifieds will close out 2016 this Saturday afternoon at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.  The PASS Modifieds have an outstanding points battle heading to Oxford Plains with Andy Shaw leading by a slight four points over Ryan Robbins and third place points man Ben Tinker just 19 points behind Shaw.

The battle for the PASS North Super Late Model crown comes down to two former champions, DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark.  Shaw leads Clark by 69 points as they come to Oxford Plains for Saturday afternoon’s 150-lap event.  Clark, the former six-time series champion, recently captured his first win of the season at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  While Shaw has not won since Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in April, his consistency has him on the threshold of a second PASS North title.

“As far as the season goes, I would consider the season successful, but we really wanted more wins,” says Shaw, driver of the Precision JLM/Mulkern Excavating #60.  “We race for wins and they just didn’t come this year.  We still have a shot at winning our second race this weekend, but you always want more.”

While Shaw has a fairly healthy advantage over Clark, he knows that Oxford Plains always has some of the best car counts on the circuit and that this weekend will be no different.  For the title hopefuls, an early problem could mean disaster when it comes to winning the championship.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Thompson

Coby Eyes Fourth Championship Entering Season Finale

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 11, 2016) Doug Coby, still just 37 years old, is building a Modified racing resume that could rival anybody’s in history when his career is complete.

Coby, of Milford, Connecticut, owns a 20-point lead atop the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour standings as the tour rolls into the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by XtraMart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, on Sunday. Coby, who has won three of the last four Whelen Modified Tour championships, has five wins this season to lead the division.

A finish of 16th or better on Sunday, regardless of what any other driver does, would hand Coby a fourth championship and put him just one behind Tony Hirschman’s five for second on the all-time list and over halfway to the division’s all-time winningest driver Mike Stefanik’s seven career titles.

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