Bellm Geared up for Hockett/McMillin Memorial after I-30 Top Ten

NIXA, Mo. (September 21, 2016) – After a strong top-ten finish against a stout field at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday night, Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are ready for a big three-day weekend of racing.

And it’s close to his Nixa, MO, home with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in action at Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Speedway for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“That’s one we always look forward to,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented.

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Stout Field Ready for 2016 Season Finale at Five Flags

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The final race for the 2016 Southern Super Series and Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway is set to be wide open with many drivers believing they have what it takes to take home the final trophy in Pensacola before the 49th Snowball Derby.

Jeff Choquette has become a master at Five Flags in the Allen Turner Pro Late Models this season and is confident that his momentum can carry on into this coming Saturday.

“Hopefully we can carry the momentum over from the Pro and it can translate into the Super. I always think our chances are always really good we put a lot of effort into the program, I think we got a good shot no matter where we go.”

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Venturini Motorsports Back in the Blue Grass State for Testing, Race at Kentucky Speedway

Sparta, Kentucky (September 21, 2016) – Venturini Motorsports’ Tom Hessert, Dalton Sargeant, and newcomer Zane Smith participated in Tuesday’s open test on Kentucky Speedway’s newly repaved 1.5 mile surface in preparation for Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Crosley Brands 150.

Zane Smith Quick at Kentucky Test

After a full day of testing it was 17-year old Zane Smith, making his first 1.5-mile speedway attempt, leading the Venturini Motorsports trio in Tuesday’s open test session at Kentucky Speedway.

Smith was third fastest overall among the 23 drivers on-hand for Tuesday’s test. Smith’s unofficial fast lap of 29.942 seconds (182.278 mph) was better than the official track record set by Parker Klingerman in 2009 at 30.126 (179.247 mph).

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Stat Advance: New Hampshire

Analyzing the FW Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2016) —  The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, for the second of two events at the track this season. Below is a look at Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100 and some of the selected race participants.

F.W. Webb 100 Race Setup:

Always among the most popular stops on the annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule, New Hampshire Motor Speedway begins the three-race stretch run to the championship. Three-time champion Doug Coby of Milford, Connecticut, holds a 20-point advantage over Holtsville, New York’s Justin Bonsignore atop the point standings after 14 races this season, while Timmy Solomito of Islip, New York, remains within striking distance, just 16 points behind Bonsignore.

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — New Hampshire & Kentucky

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener

Martin Truex Jr. won his third race of the season in last Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway – the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener. He now has an automatic berth in the Round of 12, which starts following the upcoming Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway (Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

“Without a doubt it’s the best team I’ve ever had, it’s the best position I’ve ever been in,” Truex said after the race. “I really feel like we have what it takes to win this championship.”

Last season, the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing driver made the Championship 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, placing fourth in the final standings.

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Rain and Frigid Temperatures Cancels ASCS Frontier At Atomic Motor Raceway

ATOMIC CITY, Idaho (September 21, 2016) Unfortunately, the return of ASCS Sprint Car racing to Atomic Motor Raceway in Atomic City, Idaho will have to wait as track and series officials have made the call to cancel this weekend’s event with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region on account of near 100% chance of rain through Friday along with crippling cold temperatures.

With the fall season having moved in across the area, the 2016 season for the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region has officially concluded. Canada’s Skylar Gee will be crowned the 2016 champion. This is Gee’s first ASCS sanctioned championship. The season for the driver of the No. 99 included five wins, 10 Top-Fives, and 13 Top-Tens.
Officials are already working on the 2017 lineup of events. Event dates will be announced later this year. For continued updates on the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Diehl Autograph Night Up Next at PPMS, Sprints and Pittsburgher Coming

Imperial, PA (September 21, 2016) Racing action continues at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24 with the running of Diehl Automotive Driver Autograph Night. A favorite night of the race teams, fans will be able to visit and get autographs from their favorites on the front stretch during intermission. It will be K&N Air Filter Racer Appreciation Night with prizes given away to selected race teams that have a K&N decal on their cars. The RUSH Late Models will be racing for $1,000 to win, as the open Sportsman, RUSH Modifieds, Open Hobby Stocks, Young Guns, and open Four Cylinders will be on the card.

When weather forced the postponement of last Saturday’s racing program, it was the ninth weather related cancellation of the season. The “Racers Request 20” for the winged 410 Sprints paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start, was rescheduled for Saturday, October 1. Also on the program are the RUSH Late Models racing for $1,000 to win, the open Sportsman, RUSH Modifieds, Open Hobby Stocks, Young Guns, and open Four Cylinders. For the RUSH Late Models and Sportsman teams, September 24 and October 1 races will be dubbed as Mini Chase Races, as the driver with the highest point total from those nights that fails to qualify for their events on Pittsburgher weekend will be added to the field as a guaranteed starter. The Sportsman car rules for the two dates will be from the Ed Laboon race that was held back in July. Super Late Model teams are welcome to attend any of the remaining race nights to use as practice sessions.

The Super Late Models will return to end the 2016 season on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, with the running of the 28th Annual Pittsburgher 100. Highlighting Saturday’s card will be the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, as the 100 lap race will pay $20,000 to the winner. Also in competition on Pittsburgher weekend will be the running of the Bill Hendren Memorial Race for the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Marquee Touring Series paying $2,500 to the winner, and the Wee Willie White Sportsman Showdown paying $2,055 to the winner. Last Chance Qualifying races and Features will run on Saturday’s card, with preliminary qualifying events to be run on Friday night.

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Bigelow, Whipple to Share NEAR Mitchell-Ratta Media Award

The New England Auto Racers (NEAR) Hall of Fame has named Phil Whipple of the Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal and Richard “Big” Bigelow of St. Johnsbury VT’s Caldonian Record to share its annual Mitchell-Ratta Media Award for 2016.  The honor will be presented at the NEAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, November 13.

Bigelow was born into a racing family and cheered on his father, driver Jerry Bigelow, Northeastern Speedway’s final track champion in 1966.  Bigelow and his brother, Bob, began driving in the early 1980s; “Biggy” won a half-dozen races at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, N.H., and in his final season, 1992, won the first feature ever run in the American-Canadian Tour’s present-day Late Model class at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont.

Bigelow’s foray into media began with guest appearances on local racing radio programs in 1996.  He started writing his popular “Strap In!” column for his hometown daily Caledonian Record in April 1998, running 52 weeks a year.  Since his writing debut 18 years ago, Bigelow estimates that over some 900-plus weeks since his hire date he has only missed “maybe five or six” columns.

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ASCS Southwest Points Race Heating Up with Series Return to Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (September 20, 2016) Just off the Lealand McSpadden Classic, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will return to the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. for the series sixth visit of the 2016 season on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Into the final few dates on the 2016 lineup, six nights remain as the points battle has tightened to a 25 point margin between undefeated ASCS Southwest Regional Champion, Rick Ziehl, and Non-Wing ace turned winged warrior, Bob Ream, Jr. Moving up from the Micro ranks, and not to be counted out, ASCS Southwest Rookie of the Year contender, Colton Hardy, sits only 41 points removed from the top-spot.
Lance Norick holds fourth with Casey Buckman making up the top-five. Jesse Baker, Cody Sickles, Kaylene Verville, Darrell Sickles, and James Aragon make up the top-ten in tour standings.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: New Hampshire

Top Three in Championship Standings Peaking During Stretch Run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2016) — Separated by just 36 points at the top, the top three drivers in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour standings are putting on a show as the season roars through its stretch run into the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, this weekend.

In each of the last two races on the schedule, Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and Timmy Solomito have occupied all three of the podium spots at the checkered flag. Coby and Solomito have four wins apiece this season — including Coby’s win at Oswego Speedway and Solomito’s win at Seekonk Speedway in the two most recent races — with Bonsignore sandwiched between the two of them. Coby, of Milford, Connecticut, leads Bonsignore by 20 points and Solomito by 37.

Coby, Bonsignore, and Solomito finished 1-2-3 at Oswego, and then the trio finished 3-2-1, respectively, at Seekonk. In the race at Riverhead, prior to the stop at Oswego, Bonsignore and Solomito finished first and second.

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Mr. Excitement 40 this Saturday at CSP

PEORIA, Ariz. (September 20, 2016) – The regular season at Canyon Speedway Park wraps up in truly “exciting” fashion with the running of this Saturday night’s Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

Late Models and IMCA Modifieds will take center stage in Saturday’s Mr. Excitement 40 with the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Western Mod Lites and Micro Sprints in action as well.  Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m. after an open practice session on Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

While the regular season wraps up with Saturday’s Mr. Excitement 40, there is still some CSP action to take in beginning with the 16th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Hall of Fame Classic on September 30 and October 1 and then the Hank Arnold Memorial on October 22.

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Velasquez Vies for Three-Peat in Saturday’s DCRP Season Finale

DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 20, 2016) – Over each of the past two years, Taylor Velasquez has found himself in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS victory lane as the curtain has come down on the Dodge City Raceway Park season.

He’ll look to make it three in a row this Saturday night as DCRP wraps up the 2016 season with the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas with racing action going green at7:00 p.m. 

And if he can park it in DCRP victory lane once again, it will also put the wraps on the track championship, though he has to do little more than take the green flag in the feature event to secure the title.

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Reutzel Takes Momentum to Missouri

CLUTE, Texas (September 15, 2016) – The deeper into the season it gets, the more momentum Aaron Reutzel seems to be gaining.

Over the past two weekends, Reutzel has added another signature win with a $10,000 Jackson Nationals triumph aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car and then posted an NSA Shootout runner-up finish this past weekend in Shane Liebig’s No. 55 Sprint Car.

It’s momentum that the reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion from Clute, TX, looks to carry into this weekend’s ASCS Warrior Region double at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway on Friday and then Sedalia’s historic half-mile on Saturday before National Tour action resumes next weekend at Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Speedway.

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Become a Snowball Derby Lap Sponsor for Just $50

Pensacola, FL — A new and unique opportunity is available for businesses, race teams and race fans wanting to receive exposure during the 49th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL). For the first time in the 49-year history of the race, the opportunity to sponsor laps in the 300-lap Super Late Model race are now available.

The new lap sponsor program, which been created through a partnership with Five Flags Speedway officials and Speed51.com, will see all of the money raised through the program go directly into the racer’s pockets.

With this new and unique opportunity available, racers will have the potential to race for up to $15,000 in lap money. Each lap will cost only $50 and will include a mention in the event program, as well as mentions on the track’s public address system during the race.

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Stafford Speedway Hosting 2016 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals Qualifier As Part of NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend

Stafford Springs, CT — When the checkered flag is displayed to the Legend Cars field at Stafford Speedway’s season-ending NAPA Fall Final Weekend on Sat., Oct. 1st, it will not only bring to an end the third full season of Legend Cars competition, but it will punch a direct ticket to the 2016 Legend Cars Nationals for the lucky feature winner.

The 2016 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals will be held at Waterford Speedbowl on October 6-8.  The 3-day Legend Cars extravaganza will give competitors a final chance to accumulate points for the 2016 season to determine their final position in the INEX National Point Standings.  Stafford Speedway is represented in the national standings by Dana DiMatteo in 3rd place and Joe Graf, Jr. in 17th place in the Pro division with Noah Korner leading the Semi-Pro division and Teddy Hodgdon is 12th in the Semi-Pro standings.  Korner also is the national point leader in the Road Course standings with his brother Glenn in second and Hodgdon in 7th place.

The 2016 season has been a tug of war between Noah Korner and Teddy Hodgdon.  The two drivers have traded places in NAPA Victory Lane this season with Korner taking down 5 wins to Hodgdon’s 3 wins.  Dana DiMatteo has a single feature victory at Stafford this season but the race for the championship has been a neck and neck duel between Korner and Hodgdon with Hodgdon trailing Korner by only 8 points.  Korner has already punched his ticket for the Legend Cars nationals but he will be trying to win the NAPA Fall Final feature in order to wrap up what would be his third Connecticut track championship of the 2017 season in the Legend Cars ranks.

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Stafford Speedway Releases Rules for 2017 Season

Stafford Springs, CT — With the 2016 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season winding down, Stafford Speedway officials have released their 2017 rules for its SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Ltd. Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions.  Each rulebook has been released with minimal changes from 2016 and those changes are highlighted below.

In the SK Modified® division, the first change from 2016 deals with Tires.  Per rule 20E-10.8 Tires, a tire compound has yet to be determined for 2017.  The second rule change deals with rule 20E 12.1 Coil Springs, which states only coil spring suspension is permitted.  The third change deals with rule 20E 12.2 Sway Bars, which states that when front sway bars are used they must be for the purpose of anti-roll only.  The final change deals with rule 20E-5 General Spec Engine Requirements and it states that with the exception of engine machined components, all Spec Engine listed parts and components must be used as purchased, with no modifications permitted, unless otherwise noted.

Stafford’s Late Model division has only 3 changes from the 2016 rules.  The first change deals with rule 20E -4 General Engine Requirements, which mirrors the SK Modified Spec Engine rule change that with the exception of engine machined components, all Spec Engine listed parts and components must be used as purchased, with no modifications permitted, unless otherwise noted.  The second change for the Late Models deals with rule 20G-10.6 Rear Axle, which states that cambered rear axle housings or other cambered components (axles, drive flanges, etc.) will not be permitted. Crown type axles or spline adapters will not be permitted.  The final change for the Late Model division is rule 20G-12.2 Sway Bars, which mimics the SK Modified® sway bar rule that states front sway bars must be for the purpose of anti-roll only.

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Rowan Pennink Closing in On Second Consecutive SK Modified® Track Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — With the 2016 season in its closing stages at Stafford Speedway, defending SK Modified® track champion Rowan Pennink and the #99 Van Wickle Auto Supply / Independent Wheel team are closing in on securing back to back championships.  He enters this Friday night’s SK Modified® feature event with a 68 point lead over Keith Rocco and an 86 point margin over third place Ted Christopher.

In order to clinch the track title for the second year in a row, all Pennink will need to do is finish in the top-9.  In the 15 SK Modified® feature events run this season, Pennink has recorded 14 top-10 finishes and his worst finish of the season has been 11th.  So while on paper it might seem like an easy task, Pennink says that he and the #99 team are focused on putting the car into NAPA Victory Lane for the 7th time this season, which would put an exclamation point on the season.

“We’re going to try to win the race Friday night,” said Pennink.  “We definitely want to win the championship but we also want to get win #7 on Friday night.  If we win the race, that will take care of both goals so that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

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Latest Edition of Newsletter Offers Great Sponsorship Helps

A Goldmine of Sponsorship Helps That Will Get You Headed for Sponsorship Success

LANGHORNE, PA September 15, 2016 . . . There is a goldmine of great sponsorship helps in the newest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, the newsletter that helps so many reach success with their sponsorship efforts as a racer, team owner or promoter.

Kristin Swartzlander of Dirty Mouth Communications offers a variety of suggestions on how to increase the value of your sponsorship offerings.

Attorney Michael K. Spotts shares social media, internet and live streaming ideas that increases marketing exposure. This is a two part article.
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Bellm Travels I-30 for Ralph Henson Memorial

NIXA, Mo. (September 15, 2016) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are Little Rock bound this weekend.

For the second time this year, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry will take on the high-banked, I-30 Speedway clay oval in Arkansas.  This Saturday night is the $4,646-to-win Ralph Henson Memorial.

“We always enjoy going to I-30 Speedway, it’s a place that we usually can get around pretty good at,” Bellm said.  “Plus it’ll give us a few more laps to get dialed in for Short Track Nationals in a few weeks.”

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Twitter Handles to Replace Driver Names On Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Car Windshields

Hashtag Emoji and Infield Stencil Part of NASCAR, Twitter Plan to Elevate #TheChase

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2016) –- NASCAR drivers competing in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ will display their personal Twitter handles on their respective car windshields during the first three-race round of #TheChase, NASCAR and Twitter announced today.

Beginning with Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Twitter handles including @KyleBusch, @keselowski and @austindillon3 will adorn the windshield headers normally reserved for driver last names.

The activation is part of an aggressive push by NASCAR to use Twitter, Vine and Periscope to elevate The Chase experience for fans during the sport’s most social postseason ever. Earlier today, @NASCAR unveiled a new, racing-themed Twitter emoji, which will help bring #TheChase tweets to life throughout the 10-week postseason.

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Red Bull GRC Returns to Seattle This Weekend

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Evergreen Speedway will play host to one of Red Bull Global Rallycross’ most popular events of 2016 this Friday and Saturday, as Red Bull GRC Seattle returns to the series schedule. Now serving as the penultimate event of the year before the season-ending Los Angeles doubleheader, a strong showing in the Pacific Northwest will be crucial to determining this year’s championship-winning drivers in both Supercar and GRC Lites.

Defending Red Bull GRC champion Scott Speed is riding high into the weekend on the strength of three straight victories, and now holds the Supercar points lead for the first time since winning last year’s crown. But his Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross teammate Tanner Foust is only nine points behind, and ready to make up for late-race issues last month in Atlantic City that dropped him from the race lead. Subaru Rally Team USA also brings Chris Atkinson and David Higgins out to play as they look to defend their victory in the most recent Seattle race two years ago.

In GRC Lites, Cabot Bigham retains the points lead over defending champion Oliver Eriksson, but he won’t have an easy task ahead of him to defend the advantage. Tanner Whitten, with his three podiums in three starts so far this year, rejoins the Lites field in Seattle, while newcomers Scott Anderson and James Rimmer will also make things interesting in their rallycross debuts.

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2017 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released as Series Readies for 12th Season

– Dillon Motor Speedway To Host Winter Meltdown Featuring The South Carolina Clash In February
– Southern National Motorsports Park And Orange County Speedway Return To Schedule
– Hickory Motor Speedway To Host Easter Bunny 150 For 12th Straight Season

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 15) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2017 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models.  The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model series will be highlighted in 2017 by the return to two of the series original tracks with events at Southern National Motorsports Park and Orange County Speedway.  With 10 dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least six different venues over the course of the 2017 season.

“As always we work very hard for our fans and competitors to get the southern schedule out as early as possible,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We realize everyone is busy and have again worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules.  We believe this schedule should work well for our racers next year.  We’re also very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners and operators for their cooperation to help make this happen.  All in all, we’ve got a great group of tracks returning to the schedule next year and are excited for the possibilities.”

The 2017 season will start once again on Super Bowl weekend, February 3-4, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the return of the Winter Meltdown and an expansion of the annual South Carolina Clash.  The Winter Meltdown will also be the first event of the 2017 PASS National Championship Series. 

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GSPSS to Celebrate John Hoyt with Rescheduled JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway

Even though it’s a month late, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is set to celebrate the life of John Hoyt this Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.

The 100 lap main event will honor Hoyt, the co-founder of the series, who unexpectedly passed away in 2011. The race was originally scheduled for August 13, but rain forced the race to be rescheduled and it now it is the final event in September for the GSPSS.

Since the race was originally scheduled to run, the GSPSS has run a race at Wiscasset Speedway, won by DJ Shaw, and Star Speedway, won by Joey Squeglia. Shaw has been on a roll of late and currently leads the point standings by 20 points with just two races to go in the 2016 campaign.
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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Chicagoland

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

 Cowabunga! The Chase Kicks Off At Chicagoland With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

The field is set and the drivers are ready to compete in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which kicks off with Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Drivers get three bonus points for each win for the first round of the Chase (Chicagoland, New Hampshire, Dover). Any Chase-eligible driver who visits Victory Lane advances to the ensuing round. Here’s how the grid currently shakes out: Kyle Busch (leader), Brad Keselowski (leader), Denny Hamlin (-3), Kevin Harvick (-6), Carl Edwards (-6), Martin Truex Jr. (-6), Matt Kenseth (-6), Jimmie Johnson (-6), Joey Logano (-9), Kyle Larson (-9), Tony Stewart (-9), Kurt Busch (-9), Chris Buescher (-9), Chase Elliott (-12), Austin Dillon (-12), Jamie McMurray (-12).

Six Chase-eligible drivers have won at Chicagoland: Tony Stewart (3 victories), Kevin Harvick (2), Brad Keselowski (2), Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth.

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Short Track Nationals – The Ideal Weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 14, 2016) – An ideal weekend and an unrivaled purse for the 360-ci Sprint Car ranks sets up a tremendous 29thedition of I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. 

After last year’s edition fell victim to Mother Nature, the STN will be back in strong fashion with a $15,000 winner’s share up for grabs at the prestigious event set for November 2-5 in Little Rock, AR, with a minimum of $2,000 just to start the November 5 STN championship finale.

And, in a leap year with schedules jumbled all about, the shift to the first weekend of November should prove advantageous for the storied Short Track Nationals.

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One More Night at DCRP in 2016

DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 14, 2016) – One more night of competition is all that remains on the 2016 slate of action at the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas.

And that takes place next Saturday night, September 24, with the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event. 

The September 24 finale will bring the curtain down on an action-packed season that has included 15 previous nights of action building up to the conclusion that will crown five track champions in the track’s divisions of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

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INDYCAR announces aero kit development freeze for 2017, universal car in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Sept 14. 2016) – INDYCAR announced today it has placed a freeze on aero kit development for manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda that will take effect immediately in preparation for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Manufacturers will run their current aero kit specifications next season as INDYCAR prepares to introduce a universal aero kit for the start of the 2018 season.

“Today’s announcement follows an extended dialogue with Chevrolet, Honda, our teams and stakeholders – this decision focused on what is best for the future of the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “This is an integral component to INDYCAR’s long-term plan to continue to produce the highest quality of on-track competition while also positioning ourselves to add additional engine manufacturers.”

Aero kit regulations were initially announced in 2013 and introduced into on-track competition in 2015. The kits featured aerodynamic bodywork components that were designed, manufactured and supplied by Chevrolet and Honda for road/street/short oval courses and a separate kit for superspeedways.

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Winged Sprints Added for this Saturday at PPMS

Imperial, PA (September 14, 2016) Racing action continues this Saturday, September 17, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, as the winged 410 Sprints have been added to the racing program. Also in action will be the RUSH Late Models racing for $1,000 to win, the open Sportsman division, open Hobby Stocks, Young Guns, and Four Cylinders. The Sprint feature will be 20 laps for $2,000 to win and $200 to start, and carries a rain date of October 1.

When last Saturday’s racing program was canceled due to weather, it wiped out the final point race for 2016. Track champions are Brandon Burgoon in the Diehl Automotive Super Late Models, John Mollick in the Precise Racing Products RUSH Late Models, Dave McManus in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman, Casey Grumling in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks, and Ben Anton in the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns. Also a victim of last Saturday’s weather was the Wee Willie White race, but it will now be a part of the 28th Annual Pittsburgher weekend on October 7-8.

Two additional Saturday night racing events are on the schedule for September 24 and October 1. The events will feature the RUSH Late Models racing for $1,000 to win, open Sportsman, RUSH Modifieds, Open Hobby Stocks, Young Guns, and open Four Cylinders. For the RUSH Late Models and Sportsman teams, the September 17, September 24, and October 1 races will be dubbed as Mini Chase Races, as the driver with the highest point total from those three nights that fails to qualify for their events on Pittsburgher weekend will be added to the field as a guaranteed starter. The Sportsman car rules for the three dates will be from the Ed Laboon race that was held back in July. September 24 will be K&N Air Filter Night with prizes given away to selected race teams that have a K&N decal on their cars. Super Late Model teams are welcome to attend any of the remaining race nights to use as practice sessions.
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Wayne Taylor Racing: Lone Star Le Mans at COTA Preview – Ricky & Jordan Taylor

RICKY TAYLOR, JORDAN TAYLOR
Konica Minolta Corvette DP Duo Focused on Victory at Circuit of the Americas
With IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Hanging in the Balance

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – Brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor and their fellow IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors this weekend head to the Circuit of the Americas just outside the Texas state capital, a breathtakingly beautiful facility that is the current home to Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

The state-of-the-art facility on the outskirts of Austin is a place the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP team for Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) took to from the very first time it negotiated its pristine but technically challenging 3.4-mile, 20-turn road circuit in 2013. In each of its previous three visits, the WTR team proved to be arguably the fastest Corvette DP on the racetrack but simply wasn’t able to leave with the ultimate result to show for it. Last year’s runner-up finish at Circuit of the Americas for the Taylor brothers was the team’s cleanest effort there from start to finish after the team’s first two visits in 2013 and 2014 were promising but were plagued by bad luck.

This weekend, the Taylor brothers are focused more than ever on delivering what they consider a long-overdue first win at Circuit of the Americas for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP. Not only would it serve as redemption for potential race-winning efforts that were ruined by a late-race penalty in 2013 and an opening-lap impact from behind while leading in 2014, it also would serve to set up a season-ending charge for the championship two weeks hence at the Petit Le Mans endurance marathon at Road Atlanta.

Continue reading ‘Wayne Taylor Racing: Lone Star Le Mans at COTA Preview – Ricky & Jordan Taylor’

Burt Myers Takes 1st Career SMRS Modified Win at Caraway

SOPHIA, NC (September 5) – Southern Modified veteran Burt Myers took the lead from Brandon Ward late in the race and led the rest of the way to claim his first career Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS win Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.

“Our win tonight was definitely a long time coming,” said Myers, driver of the Citrusafe BBQ Grill Cleaner #1 afterwards. “I guess it was only fitting that we would return to Caraway to finally get our first SMRS/PASS win. I hope we can finish the season out strong and get at least one more victory.”

In qualifying, Myers paced the field for the second time this season with a lap of 15.965 seconds (102.550 MPH).
Continue reading ‘Burt Myers Takes 1st Career SMRS Modified Win at Caraway’




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