Doug Coby Banks $10,000 at Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday

SEEKONK, MA — Doug Coby now has three $10,000 checks signed by Action Track of the East in his career.

Coming into Wednesday, June 29, Coby had scored the victory at the annual Open Wheel Wednesday modified event in 2011 and 2013.

Coby grabbed his third trophy from Seekonk Speedway by winning round one of 2016 for the NorthEast Race Cars and Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series Wednesday evening, behind the wheel of his No. 2 Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, LFR Chassis mount.

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J & J Racing to Present Bonus Awards for New Drivers in MSD Legends Series

$500 Up for First Timers on Thompson Road Course

msd-legend-logo-v3NO. STONINGTON, CT – The Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series already pays handsome $1,300 purses, supported by a strong fuel contingency from New England Racing Fuel. On July 10, first-time racers on Thompson’s 1.7-mile road course are up for an additional $500 in bonuses.

The unique program is broken up into four opportunities. In order to qualify, the driver must be competing in their first race on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s newly-renovated road course. Twenty dollars will be paid to the first time driver with the fastest qualifying time. Three $160 bonuses will be payable to the highest finishing Masters, Pro, and combined Semi-Pro/Young Lion Division drivers.

“We appreciate Jags Palmer and J & J Racing putting together this unique contingency in order. Jags, Glenn from Midstate, and our loyal drivers are committed to growing our field of US Legends Cars. We’re grateful for their enthusiasm and look forward to seeing what drivers may show up to cash in on this unique opportunity,” OTB Executive Vice President and Thompson General Manager, Josh Vanada, said.
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Fremont Speedway rewards fans, race teams

FREMONT, Oh. – It’s been an entertaining and exciting first half of the 2016 racing season at Fremont Speedway. As “The Track That Action Built” prepares to kick off the second half of the year on Ludwig Propane Night, Saturday, June 25, the race teams and fans will get a special treat.

The event will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start the 30-lap feature for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.

And because of their support, race fans will get to witness all of this excitement and fun for the general admission cost of only $10.

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Nocella, McKennedy Share Top Honors at Oxford

 

Oxford, ME. — Two Massachusetts racers shared top honors Saturday night, June 18, when Anthony Nocella of Woburn, and Jon McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, each captured wins in the Valenti Modified Racing Series twin 50-lap feature races at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME.

In the first 50-lap go, Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, started on the pole and led the opening 9-laps when Dan Meservey Jr, of Chatham, MA.  took command until lap 19.

Northport, NY’s David Schneider then grabbed the lead and held it through the 34th circuit when suddenly Nocella, in the family owned #92, took over the lead and held on through lap- 50 to win his second consecutive race and 4th VMRS career win.

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Matt Hirschman Pockets Two Grand at Evergreen

St. Johns, PA (6/19/2016) — When it comes to racing at his home track and everywhere in between, Northampton’s Matt Hirschman is no stranger to victory lane at Evergreen Raceway. That statement held true Sunday afternoon when Hirschman held off twenty-one of his competitors to take his second Evergreen victory of the season and pocket the $2,000 prize. Tom Casagrande of Drums has been a fixture in the Factory Stock division for two decades and his experience shined when he took the “Duct Tape 50” Factory Stock Memorial, which was held in memory of Ed Makarewicz, Sr. After several weeks of bad luck, Scott Adams of Lake Ariel held off challenges to notch his second Street Stock win of the season and Sam Ryan of White Haven kept his Four Cylinder domination going by taking his third win of the year.

Twenty Two Tour Type Modifieds lined the pit area and each driver had their eye on the $2,000 to win prize. Following heat races, several drivers redrew for starting spots in the 50-lap main event and Anthony Sesely pulled the pole. He led the first lap over Brandon Oltra, Blake Barney, DJ Wagner and Brian Romig.

Wagner spun in turns one and two on lap nine and when green flag racing resumed, Earl Paules, who had already climbed into second, grabbed the lead.
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Harvey Harrison Gets ‘Last Laugh’ in SCSCS Columbus Closer

Columbus, Ohio (June 19, 2016) – The Final Lap 71 at Columbus Motor Speedway presented by Performance Fiberglass was decided by a final lap game changer. When the smoke cleared, Harvey Harrison became the last driver to etch his name in the Super Cup Stock Car Series history books at the Central Ohio facility.

It was a night and day result compared to the Renick, West Virginia driver’s initial appearance on the 1/3-mile in 2009.

“This place beat me so hard the first time I ever came here,” Harvey Harrison, who had never finished better than eighth at Columbus before, said. “It was a bad crash with the throttle hanging wide open. The thing is I didn’t feel like coming up here, but I’ve always come back. The place has always bit me, but tonight I feel like I got the last laugh. The ol’ 51 John 3:16 / Southern Coal Chevrolet Monte Carlo done good tonight.”

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Vondohren, Henn and Ogin Continue to Lead NASCAR Point Standings at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 19, 2016 . . . The latest unofficial Grandview Speedway NASCAR point standings show Craig VonDohren topping the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds as he defends his title. The veteran racer has 2190 points followed by Jeff Strunk with 2080 and Mike Gular holding 2017 counters.

In the NASCAR Sportsman division where there has been eight different feature winners in as many weeks Jordan Henn is on top of the standings with 1672.

And Dave Ogin continues to set the pace in the BRC Late Model standings with 1677 points. Close behind in second is Lou Egrie Sr. with 1613 tallies and holding down third is defending champion Chuck Schutz with 1612 counters.

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Davis, Griffith & Shaw Thrill Claremont Fans in a Classic Twin State 100 Finish

CLAREMONT, NH — The Twin State 100 saw some new drivers on the roster adding to the variety seen in all of the GSPSS races started this year. George Bessette of Danbury, CT., Tommy O’Sullivan, of Wilbraham, MA., and local racer Jimmy Zullo of Claremont, NH all added their names to the list of already competitive list of drivers running.

Last year’s winner Derek Griffith and newcomer to Claremont, DJ Shaw set the pace early in the day, both attaining 13.9 lap times in practice. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA. and Bill Ahern of Billerica, MA. started on the front row. Guy Caron of Lempster, NH took an early lead, showing his knowledge of the track. Griffith, Shaw, and Davis quickly made their way through the pack to the top five in the early laps of the race. Caron led for twenty-five laps until the first caution flew for Glenn Martel as he spun in turn two.

On the restart, Shaw took advantage of his position near the front, and captured the lead which he would hold for a total of sixty-six laps of the race. On lap forty-seven, hometown racer Jimmy Zullo found himself in the pit for the first time in the feature after he hit the front stretch wall in practice. He continued to battle the car throughout the night. On lap fifty-five Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT and George Bessette of Danbury, CT made contact in turn four.
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Paul Kline Wins 40-lap Summer Splash Sportsman Feature, Schutz Gets His Second BRC Late Model Win of the Season and Jeff Strunk Becomes a First-Time Winner this Season at Grandview In TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified Feature All Part of Bashore Trucking/BFPSpecialties Night

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 19, 2016 — When Paul “The Dude” Kline finally wins a NASCAR Sportsman feature at Grandview Speedway, he picks a big payday since it was the Summer Splash 40-lap feature sponsored by Bashore Trucking/BFP Specialty that was worth #$1,500 plus $100 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick.

Kline, the eighth different winner in the division, started his season late and it wasn’t easy since he experienced carburetor problems and other issues and since the crew just consists of himself and his wife Jenifer, that makes it even more challenging. He inherited the lead when race leader Kenny Bock spun between turns and four which brought out the red for a blocked track since several other cars tangled behind him on lap four.

Since numerous restarts were needed in the early stages, after six laps all restarts went single-file. Kline held off numerous challenges with current point leader Jordan Henn all over him with five laps remaining. Kline hung on to capture the victory.
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Dominant Dilbeck Takes 1st Career PASS South Win at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (June 18) – Chris Dilbeck led over 120 laps in a dominating performance to win Saturday night’s Over The Mountain 150 for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway.   The victory marks the first career PASS South Super Late Model win for the Georgia native.

“This is just unbelievable to win at a place like Hickory,” said an emotional Dilbeck afterwards. “We’re just a part-time team and this is just amazing to do this against this type of competition. Me and two other guys work on this car and it was just perfect all night long. I just really can’t believe this.”

Defending PASS South champion, Tate Fogleman, set the standard in qualifying, bettering the competition with a lap of 87.447 miles per hour. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Fogleman would slot into the sixth starting position, while Dilbeck and Jared Irvan would move up to the front row to lead the field to green.

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David Hoiness Tops Rained Delayed Brodix ASCS Frontier Outing at Electric City Speedway

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 18, 2016) With rain delaying the night’s racing action at the Electric City Speedway with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region, David Hoiness made the best of it by winning in the Miller Lite No. 27dd. David is also the fourth winner in just as many races in 2016 with the Frontier Region.

The fifth time Hoiness has topped the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region, the Billings, Mont. racer came from the fourth spot to get the job done. Friday’s prelim winner, Joe Ramaker, climbed from sixth to second with Kelly Miller following from fifth. Canada’s Bill Boyce from ninth was fourth with Skylar Gee making up the top-five.
Nathan Dusseault, Trever Kirkland, Nate Maxwell, Leroy Brush, and Cliff Nelson, Jr. completed the top-ten. Special thanks goes out to Dan Mann and the entire staff of the Electric City Speedway for doing everything possible to get the show in.
The Brodix ASCS Frontier Region rolls again with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on July 8 and 9. For continued updates on the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Lance Norick Tops Canyon Speedway Park with Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region

PEORIA, Ariz. (June 18, 2016) Lance Norick walked out of the Canyon Speedway Park with his second victory of the season at the one-third mile oval, topping the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region for the fourth time in his career.

Rolling from fifth, Norick gave chase for the first 10 rounds as Rick Ziehl jumped from the pole to show the way. Taking over the point on Lap 11, Norick was not alone as the top six drivers all battled.
Rick Ziehl would settle for second with Colton Hardy third. Bob Ream, Jr. from seventh crossed fourth with Derek Sell completing the top-five. R.J. Johnson was sixth with Alex Pettas seventh. From 15th, Brian Hosford crossed eighth with Kaylene Verville and Jesse Baker completing the top-ten.
The Carlyle Tool ASCS Southwest Region returns to competition on July 9 at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. For continued updates on the Carlyle Tool ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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ASCS National Tour Speedweek Belongs to Sam Hafertepe, Jr. With Lucas Oil Speedway Victory

WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 18, 2016) It was a night of firsts for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. On a cushion fit for a king, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was unstoppable in his first win at the Lucas Oil Speedway; marking his second victory of the 2016 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek and Bob Westphal Memorial Cup.

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With the pair of wins, four top-fives, and a top-ten every night of the 2016 edition of the ASCS Speedway, Hafertepe scored his first Speedweek Championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
Sam’s third win on the season, the Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h traded nearly a half-dozen slide-jobs with Brad Loyet for the race lead. Hafertepe commented on the race by saying, “Oh man, me and Brad [Loyet] had it going. It was a hell of a race. If these fans don’t like that, I don’t know what you’re going to like because that was awesome. Brad raced a hell of a race. I got into him off the fourth turn there, but he knows we’re both going for it and he’d done the same to me. He raced me clean and hard.”
Taking off from fourth, Hafertepe shot the runner-up spot on the opening lap with Matt Covington leading the way. Caution on Lap 2, Hafertepe took full advantage of the restart. Getting the slide on the No. 95, with Loyet following to second, Hafertepe began to run away from the field. Finding traffic working the ninth round, the fast line was the top and the task of passing the slower cars was easier said than done.

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Norick & Noll Among Father’s Day Classic Winners at CSP

PEORIA, Ariz. (June 18, 2016) – Lance Norick and Jason Noll headlined Saturday night’s Sixth Annual Father’s Day Classic event at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Norick bested the winged ASCS Southwest Sprint Car ranks and Noll topped the IMCA Modifieds, other Father’s Day Classic winners included Nate Warren in IMCA Stock Cars, Richard Bennett in IMCA Hobby Stocks and Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints.

Lance Norick raced from the fifth starting position to capture his second consecutive ASCS Southwest Region feature victory at CSP, taking the checkered flag ahead of perennial series champion Rick Ziehl with Colton Hardy, Bob Ream, Jr., and Derek Sell rounding out the top five.

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Coughlin Scores Sweet Salem Win on Father’s Day Weekend

SALEM, IN – On Mother’s Day Weekend Cody Coughlin went to victory lane at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway. On Father’s Day Weekend Coughlin did the same, but this time on the high-banked half-mile of Salem Speedway in Indiana.

Coughlin set a track record in qualifying with a time of 16.96 seconds. He started from the 10th position after the invert, and quickly started coming through the field.

It took just one lap for the Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver to gain four spots. After that he slowly and methodically worked his way through the top five before taking over the lead with about 20 laps remaining.

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Anderson Nets First Career Southern Super Series Win

Montgomery, AL — Cole Anderson tackled the Rumble By The River 125 at Montgomery Motor Speedway as if he were a prize fighter chasing a title belt.

He bided his time, felt out his opponents, picked the perfect opportunity to attack and never relented until the final bell sounded.

Anderson pounced on leader Kyle Grissom with 52 laps to go, and never looked back to capture his first Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco victory.
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Cranston & Lunow Headline Saturday Night DCRP Winners

DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 18, 2016) – Luke Cranston and Mike Lunow were among Saturday night’s winners at Dodge City Raceway Park as championship chase action continued atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Cranston took advantage of lapped traffic in the closing laps to win his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature of the year and Lunow denied a late challenge from Clay Sellard for IMCA Modified honors, other Saturday night winners included Jeremy Sigler in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 15-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature, Ness City native Cranston ran third for the initial 11 circuits before taking advantage of a Koby Walters bobble to take second on the 12th lap and then using a lapped car to take advantage of race-long leader Mike Peters on the 13th lap.

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Kerry Madsen Sweeps on the Night the Lights Went Out in Knoxville

Garner Repeats in 360’s, Haase Wins in 305’s

Knoxville, IA, June 18, 2016 – A twenty-minute delay after a power surge couldn’t stop Kerry Madsen from sweeping the evening’s festivities, including the non-stop 20-lap National Sprint League feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native took the lead at about the halfway point from his brother Ian, and took home the $5,000 prize aboard the Keneric Racing #29 for his 19th career main event win here.

A half a lap after the green flag fell in the 20-lap NSL main event, a power surge temporarily knocked out a number of lights around the race track. A 20-minute delay ensued, but it just built the anticipation for what would be another great race at Knoxville.

Ian Madsen shot out from his starting spot outside row one once the lights were restored.   Brooke Tatnell and a surging Craig Dollansky gave chase. Brian Brown and Kerry Madsen battled for the fourth spot, and Brown garnered that position on lap four. In great racing action, Kerry battled past Brown and Dollansky to claim third a lap later.

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“Fireball” Roberts Takes Topless Win on Hot Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Masterson remains unbeaten in Late Models

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Joey “Fireball” Roberts got a much-needed victory on a hot and sunny evening at the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, June 18.  Roberts outdueled Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified point leader Jason Durgan in the final laps of a special “topless” race for his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win of the season.  Other winners at the event were Josh Masterson, Scott FitzGerald, Brad Bertrand, Bill Kemp, and Angie Bullock.

The Modifieds had a different look and feel, racing without roofs in the “topless” event.  After forgettable results in the first three races of the year, Roberts, of Fletcher, Vt., found the altered body style to his liking and his No. 50x Friend Construction/Body LeBronze-sponsored Bicknell chassis ran up front for most of the 30-lap feature race.  Several caution periods slowed the race after some spins and a multi-car fracas, and Roberts was forced to contend in the final laps with Morrisonville, N.Y., racer Durgan.

Durgan tried to find a way past Roberts on both the inside and the outside lanes as the laps ticked away, but fell just short and settled for the runner-up finish; the result was his fourth podium finish in as many races.  Ron Proctor of Charlton, N.Y., was involved at no less than two of the caution periods but persevered for a third-place run.  Vince Quenneville Jr., who was penalized for his involvement in one crash, came from the back of the pack to finish fourth, with Travis Bruno fifth.

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MacDonald Dominates For Second Win of Season at Speedway 51

Groveton, NH – Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald took the lead from Nick Sweet just past the halfway mark and never looked back en route to his second American-Canadian Tour (ACT) win of the season in the Central Asphalt Paving Generation Next 151 at Groveton, NH’s Speedway 51 on Saturday, June 18.

The Rowley, MA driver started seventh and slowly worked his way through the field in the early stages of the caution-free event. After moving into second place on lap 66 following an extended battle with polesitter Brandon Atkins, MacDonald needed just eight laps to reel in Sweet. He moved to the outside groove a few laps later, assuming the top spot on lap 78 and cruising to his first ACT win at the ¼-mile oval.

Au Sable Forks, NY’s Atkins led the first 18 laps from the pole before ACT point leader Sweet moved to the point. Sweet then opened up a 10-car-length gap over a three-way battle for second between Atkins, MacDonald, and Scott Payea. Atkins was able keep MacDonald at bay for a number of laps with the help of lapped traffic, but MacDonald eventually found his way around him.

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New London-Waterford Results 06/18/2016

WATERFORD – Third year SK Modified division driver Paul Kusheba IV scored his long awaited first career victory in the division Saturday to showcase the racing card at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Anthony Flannery was victorious in the Late Model feature. Tony Membrino Jr. scored victory in the SK Light Modified feature. Al Stone III was victorious in the Limited Sportsman feature. Charles Canfield won the Mini Stock feature. Duane Noll won in the debut of the track’s new Truck division.

The 21-year Kusheba of Monroe was up to the task of handling numerous restarts to get his first victory in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature.
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Newton and Smith Claim Electric City Twin 125 Wins at Anderson

WILLIAMSTON, SC (June 17) – Roger Lee Newton inherited the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win after a wild finish, while John Smith played the right strategy for his first Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) win Friday night at Anderson Motor Speedway. For Newton, the Concord, NC veteran was in the right place when leaders Matt Craig and Dalton Sargeant made contact on the final lap to claim his third career PASS South Super Late Model victory.

“To be in this position after where we started today, we changed everything but the seat in this car,” said Newton afterwards. “Man, the crew worked their butts off today. I don’t give up on them and they don’t give up on me, it’s a team. The last four or five races has taken a lot of wind out of our sails and we were about to quit racing. I don’t like to win this way, but we will take them however we can get them.”

In qualifying, Jody Measamer paced the field with a lap of 87.447 miles per hour for his second quick time of the season. Measamer would start seventh after the top 10 qualifiers redraw, while Newton and current PASS South points leader, Kodie Conner, would move to the front row.
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Schatz Continues Streak at River Cities

Claims 10th victory of the season and series points lead from Brad Sweet

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – June 17, 2016 – Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, continued his dominance of River Cities Speedway on Friday night, as he passed Logan Schuchart with 19 laps left in the First Leg of the Northern Tour to score his fifth victory in seven races at the track since 2013.

Schatz, who is a native of nearby Fargo, N.D., put on a show for his family and friends in attendance, as he started the feature in the seventh position and charged his way to the lead just past the halfway point to score his series-leading 10th victory of the season and the series points lead.

“This is what racing is all about – having your family here is cool – to be here and see it and experience it with us,” an emotional Schatz said. “The fans are just as important too, so I am glad to see everyone here tonight and glad they stuck it out. It turned out to be a great night for us and I am happy to be here and look forward to Sunday.”

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Ramaker Reigns Supreme Friday Night At Electric City Speedway

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 17, 2016) Round three of the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region’s 2016 lineup saw the series return to the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. and Idaho’s Joe Ramaker’s return to Victory Lane at the one-third mile oval.

Ramaker’s 17th career victory with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region, the No. 98 machine was chased to the line by Canada’s Kelly Miller and Skylar Gee. Returning to pilot the No. 23n machine, Washington’s J.J. Hickle was fourth with David Miller making the trip from Alberta to round out the top-five.

David Hoiness was sixth with Trever Kirkland seventh. Jordan Milne crossed eighth with Bryan Brown posting an impressive run from 19th to ninth. Cody Masse completed the top-ten.

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Brad Loyet Masters the Historic Half-Mile with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

SEDALIA, Mo. (June 17, 2016) After a terrible night at the track on Thursday at the Creek County Speedway, Friday’s performance at the Missouri State Fair Speedway made the sting disappear as Missouri’s Brad Loyet parked the Vacuworx Global/Buddy Loyet Motorsports No. 05 in Victory Lane for the second time in 2016 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and first time at the “Historic Half-Mile”.

Speedweek’s first repeat winner, Loyet gave chase the first 17 laps before finding the line around the Missouri State Fair Speedway and leader, Channin Tankersley, as the pair began to clear slower traffic.

“To win here is really cool. I’ve always wanted to pick up a win here at the “Historic Half-Mile” so now my names on the list but, it definitely wasn’t easy. Channin [Tankersley] was setting a really quick pace out there and I didn’t know if I was going to catch him. I though lapped traffic was going to help me, but it actually hurt me getting into the dirt air and throwing up a lot of dust,” commented Loyet, who is not third in Speedweek standings.

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Kyle Larson opens Ohio Speedweek with Attica win

ATTICA, Ohio – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson doesn’t get many opportunities to wheel a sprint car, but when he does he is usually very successful. That was the case Friday as Larson drovethe Paul Silva machine in his first ever appearance at Attica Raceway Park to a victory on Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT Night. Larson, from Elk Grove, California, took the $5,000 payday to open the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

In a field that included NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne with fellow NASCAR competitor Tony Stewart in attendance overseeing his All Star organization, Larson would take the lead on a lap five restart and had a few close calls in lapped traffic before earning his third career All Star win.

“That was a fun race. This is a great race track…really racey. I know the racing was good throughout the pack because the lappers were racing hard in front of me. It was just fun. I’ve always wanted to race here and haven’t had the chance to,” said Larson beside his Finley Farms, XYZ Machining, Probuilt Construction, Lucas Oil backed #57.

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Gragson Takes Home First K&N East Victory

An Exciting G-W-C Finish Marks Series Return to Stafford

Stafford, Conn. – Noah Gragson picked up his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at Stafford Motor Speedway Saturday night.

An exciting finish to the Stafford 150 propelled the 17-year-old, Las Vegas, Nevada, native to fourth in the series standings with 255 points. 

Gragson powered his No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford to the lead on the first green-white-checkered attempt and held off a charging Dillon Bassett to secure his celebration in Victory Lane. The NASCAR Next driver started in third on the restart and used an opportunity to make it a three-wide battle with Todd Gilliland and Bassett. Gragson pulled away from Bassett to pick up his first win on the East Coast.

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Coughlin Hopeful of Scoring a Big Father’s Day Win at Salem

DELAWARE, OH – On Father’s Day Eve Cody Coughlin returns to the site of one of his previous victories, Indiana’s Salem Speedway. Coughlin will pilot the JEGS.com No. 1 Toyota Pro Late Model in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour JayC Food Stores 100 on the high-banks of Salem Speedway on Saturday, June 18.

Coughlin, the current JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series points leader, has one win at the fast half-mile oval. That win came in his JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship season of 2013. Returning to Salem has Coughlin extremely excited.

“I’m really looking forward to Saturday at Salem,” the Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver said. “I really want to win again there, because it’s such a cool place. To score a win on this particular weekend would make it even more special.”
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Eckes Seeking Father’s Day Success in Second ARCA Start

Christian Eckes is heading to Dairyland to make his second ARCA Racing Series start in the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 at the Madison International Speedway on Sunday. The 15-year-old driver will once again be driving the No. 15 New York Bus Sales Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Eckes. “I’ve watched videos of past races and the track looks like a fun time. It kind of reminds me of South Alabama. There will be less pressure than the first one too so I’m looking forward to it.”

Eckes finished eighth in his ARCA debut earlier this year at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee. He also finished seventh in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut on Memorial Day at Virginia’s Dominion Raceway.
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Suárez Becomes First Mexican Driver To Win NASCAR National Series Race

NASCAR Drive for Diversity, NASCAR Next Graduate Wins At Michigan

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 11, 2016) – Daniel Suárez earned his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, becoming the first Mexican-born driver to capture a NASCAR national series victory.

With the victory, Suárez clinches a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.

Suárez, a graduate of both the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next programs, has a accomplished a long list of accolades since joining NASCAR in 2011. Last season, he became the first Mexican driver to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, finishing fifth in the championship standings. This season, Suárez became the first foreign-born driver to lead the points in any of the three NASCAR national Series, topping the NASCAR XFINITY Series standings for six consecutive weeks. He is the current points leader in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the series where “Names Are Made.”

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