Bobby Measmer, Jr. Outlasts Foes for Popular SMRS Mod Win at Concord

MIDLAND, NC (May 27) – Bobby Measmer, Jr. grabbed the lead from Ryan Preece with less than five laps to go and held on to claim his first career Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS win in the Charles Kepley Memorial 125 Friday night at Concord Speedway. After being mired by bad luck, Measmer, a former track champion at Concord, took his first career Tour-type Modified win in front of an excited group of hometown fans.

“To finish second to Ryan Preece is an accomplishment, but I saw he was tight from the center off and I knew it was just a matter of time before I could get him,” said Measmer in victory lane. “We’ve worked really hard, but I tell you, it hasn’t sunk in yet.”

Winston-Salem, NC’s Brandon Ward scorched the treacherous speedway in qualifying with lap of 117.417 miles per hour to claim the C&C Race Souvenirs Pole Award. But, after the top six qualifiers redraw, Ward would move back to the sixth starting position, while Cale Gale and James Civali would move up to the front row.

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Ryan Moore Outduels Competition for Old Glory 125 Win at Concord

MIDLAND, NC (May 27) – Ryan Moore took advantage of a late race restart over Trevor Sanborn and led the rest of the way to win Friday night’s Old Glory 125 at Concord Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. Moore’s victory was his first since taking the checkered flag at Caraway Speedway nearly two years ago.

“I just tried to run a smart race, these things always some to come down to a couple of restarts at the end and I knew that, so I tried to play it smart and it worked out,” said Moore, driver of the RC Moore Transportation #74. “At Caraway we had a bad race and honestly I was kind of dejected and had enough of it, but my dad, he never gives up and we stuck with it and I guess it’s for times like these.”

In qualifying, Trevor Noles claimed the Precision Built Spindles Pole Award with a lap of 113.314 mile per hour around the fast half-mile. Noles would start on the outside pole position after the top 10 qualifiers redraw, while defending PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tate Fogleman, would move to the pole.

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Wilson Wins Wild Race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Captures Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown for second career series win

CONCORD, N.C. – May 27, 2016 – A caution with six-laps remaining helped propel 2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Greg Wilson to his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday night.

Wilson, who won his first World of Outlaws race at the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in 2015, led just one lap of the 30-lap feature, after he passed race leader Shane Stewart on the final lap to capture the checkered flag.

“I’ve never dreamt in my wildest dreams that I would ever get this opportunity,” Wilson said. “I have been blessed to run with the World of Outlaws this year. To do this in Charlotte, in front of all these fans, this is badass and that’s all there is to it!”

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Blaney gets late race pass for Attica All Star win

ATTICA, Ohio – On a slick race track there are few better than Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney. “The Low Rider” proved it again Friday at Attica Raceway Park as he threw a “slider” on Chad Kemenah on a restart with five laps to go and went on to score his 130th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Blaney’s win on Tusing Builders/Kear’s Speed Shop Night is the 25th of his career at Attica of which 18 have been All Star victories.

“That was a hell of a race and a hell of a win. I apologize to James (McFadden) for getting into him. We were both racing really, really hard and I was coming pretty hard at that point and we were going for the same spot. We collected each other…fortunate enough I got through it. We will have some more runs…he’s here for about four months so I know we’ll race hard again,” said Blaney beside his Muddy Outdoor and Hunting Equipment, Big Game Tree Stands, Penske Shocks, Ti22 Performance, GF1 Chassis backed machine.

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Rains Continue to Wreak Havoc On Gulf South Weekend with the Devil’s Bowl Now Washed Out

TULSA, Okla. (May 27, 2016) That’s two for Mother Nature this weekend, as continued wet conditions on Friday with very little sun has made the grounds of the half-mile impassable, forcing Lanny Edwards to call off Saturday’s showdown with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works.

As of now, Sunday at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas is still on. Updates, if any, will be passed along as soon as they are made available.

Fan can also get updates straight to their cellphones by texting the word ASCSNAT to phone number 84483. The texting service is free, but standard messaging rates may apply.

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Woody Pitkat Hits Stafford Daily Double; Wesson, Arute, Walker, & Korner Also Score May 29 Military Appreciation Night / Ltd. Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D Feature Wins at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT —  Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the Late Model and Ltd. Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D feature events as part of Military Appreciation Night and Whelen Event Night on Friday, May 27th.  Xtra Mart Convenience Stores put up a $1,000 bonus that was split among the top-5 Late Model finishers and a $500 bonus that was split evenly among the top-5 finishers in the Ltd. Late Model feature event and the night produced some of the best weekly short track racing you’ll ever see with exciting racing and photo finishes.  Woody Pitkat won both the SK Modified® and Late Model feature events, Daniel Wesson came out the winner of the SK Light feature event after a 3-wide photo finish, Paul Arute won for the second consecutive week in the Limited Late Model feature, Johnny Walker won the DARE Stock feature, and Noah Korner was the Legend Cars feature winner.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Tom Bolles took the lead from Mike Christopher, Jr. at the start and Keith Rocco followed him by Christopher in the outside groove.  Rocco moved by Bolles in turn 1 on lap-4 to move into the lead.  Christopher and Bolles were now side by side for second with Dan Avery in fourth and Ronnie Williams was up to fifth.  With 10 laps complete, Rocco continued to hold the race lead with Christopher, Jr. in second, Bolles third, Williams fourth, and Woody Pitkat was now in fifth.

Williams moved around Bolles for third and he was closing in on the Rocco and Christopher, Jr. up front and at the halfway point of the feature, it was a three-car fight for the lead with Rocco, Christohper, Jr., and Williams lined up in a nose to tail train.  Pitkat was up to fourth with Bolles continuing to run in fifth.  The caution came out with 27 laps complete as D.J. Burnham came to a stop sideways on the frontstretch.

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ComServe Wireless to Donate Percent of Profits to Bassett Racing

China Grove, N.C. (May 27, 2016) – In the wake of disaster, the NASCAR community has banded together to support one another. On Friday, May 20th, K&N Pro Series East team Bassett Racing lost almost everything when their shop was ripped apart by a fire overnight. But unlikely partnerships formed in the aftermath. Competitors at Calabrese Racing and Precision Performance Motorsports donated resources to Ronnie and Dillon Bassett to make it possible for them to race at Dominion Raceway on Memorial Day. Now, ComServe Wireless has stepped in to offer their support. Over the next month, race fans and employees can purchase their Verizon phones and accessories from one of 30 ComServe Wireless locations in Virginia and Maryland and they will donate 5% of the profits to Bassett Racing in an effort to help rebuild the team.

ComServe Wireless Owner and President Richard Gdovic, a veteran of the motorsports community, knows what is at stake. Gdovic owns NASCAR XFINITY and K&N Pro Series East team Precision Performance Motorsports and has spent years facilitating his son Brandon Gdovic in his rise through the ranks of NASCAR.

“We are glad to help our fellow racers in need,” said Gdovic. “This has been a core value of our Precision Performance Motorsports team since its inception. Brandon and I, along with General Manager Charles Denike, were all concerned when we heard of the fire at the Bassett’s race shop. It is a devastating loss to their team and their family. Our goal is to keep them both in the hunt for the NASCAR K&N East championship and to get the rest of the race community involved to get them back on their feet. One way we can do this is to use the buying power of the race community along with the 30 ComServe Wireless Verizon stores in Virginia and Maryland to give a portion of every sale to the race community to the Bassett’s to help them recover from this tragic loss. Hopefully we can keep the feeling of community going for the next few months and drive some funding to their program.”

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Kanaan leads Carb Day practice for 100th Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 27, 2016) – He may be starting 18th in Sunday’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, but Tony Kanaan believes he has a car that can win the historic race.

Kanaan, who will start on the outside of Row 6 in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, was fastest in today’s Miller Lite Carb Day practice with a best lap of 226.280 mph on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

Carlos Munoz was second at 224.772 mph in the No. 26 United Fiber & Data Honda, just ahead of Kanaan’s teammate, Scott Dixon, third at 224.606 mph in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.

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DCRP – The Month Ahead

DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 27, 2016) – Those living in and around Dodge City, Kansas can go ahead and set their Saturday night plans for the month of June. And those plans should include being at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas will be in action every Saturday night in June, building up to the blockbuster $10,000-to-win NCRA/NSL Sprint Car “Steve King Memorial” event on July 1-2.

Following an idle Memorial Day weekend at the state-of-the-art facility, the busy month of June kicks off Saturday night, June 4, with the return of Late Models to the Dodge City track.

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Family Affair in the Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman Division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

THOMPSON, CT — Racing is in the blood for the Waterman family. This season, father and sons, Randy, Ryan and Troy can all be found racing in the highly-competitive Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman Division. To Ryan Waterman, the owner of the cars that they compete in, it’s more about bonding time than competition between his family. “I love racing against my father and brother. Racing is the only thing our family does; it’s just our life.”

Twenty-two year old Ryan Waterman first started racing in 2010, carrying on the family legacy started by his father in 1998. Randy had been running in the Late Model division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports park for a few years, but despite the occasional strong run, lacked the equipment to run up front. Randy eventually turned the reins over to Ryan who ran a limited schedule in the Late Model division through 2012.

In 2013, Ryan switched to running the Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman division at both Thompson and the Waterford-New London Speedbowl, earning his first career victory at just his sixth race at the Speedbowl. He’s more recently seen success at Thompson as well, earning his first win at the 5/8-mile oval at the Mr. Rooter 125 race last June.
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“What They’re Saying” from Indianapolis 500 Carb Day

BUDDY LAZIER (No. 4 Lazier/Burns Racing Chevrolet): “We’re glad that this was Carb Day, because we certainly wouldn’t want this to have happened on race day. After rebuilding the car, running here today we had a front wing issue. An adjuster on the front wings failed. Whatever angle was set in the pits, out on the racetrack the wing wouldn’t hold. So, we have zero data from this run. It’s frustrating, but I have a lot of faith in my guys, and we’ll have this problem solved by race day. We’re going to race them hard on Sunday, and I’m confident that we’re going to be very competitive.”

JR HILDEBRAND (No. 6 Preferred Freezer Fuzzy Vodka Chevrolet): “It’s tough, it’s going to be hard on race day I think. We accomplished what we wanted to as far as figuring out what we have and understanding a little more about how we can adjust it. I think that between the three of us we got through a bunch of different (setups). Now it’s just about making the right call for the conditions on race day. That’s really the biggest factor at this point.”

TONY KANAAN (No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet): “I’m happy. I’m happy with my car. Obviously, I have to pass 17 people before I get really happy with my car. But, you know, after the struggle in qualifying, we really focused, me and Dixon, on the race and I think you can see both of us up there. You know, anybody count us out, it’s a big mistake. But it will be more exciting for the fans. I’m amazed how many people are here today. It’s really – I thought all of my 15 years I had seen it all here, and clearly I didn’t. So I can’t wait until Sunday.”

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Preece Scores Win In Winchester 200

Winchester, NH- Ryan Preece took down the win in the First Annual Winchester 200 Modified Touring Series event at the Monadnock Speedway. Preece went home with $15,000 and a Winchester 355 rifle. Eric Goodale would finish in second and Matt Hirschman would finish in third. A total of 22 cars showed up for the event. Continue reading ‘Preece Scores Win In Winchester 200’

68th Little 500 to Be Broadcast Live on Speed51.com

ANDERSON, IN — It’s a short track race like no other. The Payless Little 500 tests a drivers endurance, patience and everything in between throughout 500 laps of racing around the tight quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana. For the second year in a row, race fans unable to make it to the track for this unique event will be able to watch the race live on Speed51.com.

Anderson Speedway officials and Speed51.com announced Friday that the event will be aired live on Speed51 TV. Racing fans all over the world will be able to watch the pavement Sprint Car race on Saturday, May 28 in preparation for the 100th running of the Indy 500 that takes place down the road on Sunday.

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Cody Coughlin Pre-Race News and Notes: JEGS Tour at Columbus

Cody Coughlin JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Memorial 100 No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry News and Notes

The Race
This is Coughlin’s second Pro Late Model start of the season, and first since scoring a top-five finish at the Masters of the Pros 144 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Missouri.
Coughlin is coming off of another Super Late Model victory, his third of the season.  The 20 year-old has never won a Late Model race at his home race track of Columbus Motor Speedway.  Coughlin has four top-10 finishes in Late Models at Columbus, the track at which Coughlin’s racing career began in quarter-midgets.

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ASCS Gulf South At RPM Speedway Rained Out

TULSA, Okla. (May 27, 2016) Mother Nature strikes again, as close to five inches of rain has fallen over the past 24 hours at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, forcing officials to call off events with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works scheduled for Friday, May 27.

Two nights of racing across the state of Texas are still green as the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas is set to host the ASCS Gulf South Region on Saturday, May 28 followed by the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Sunday, May 29.

Any further updates regarding this weekend’s events will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com. Fan can also get updates straight to their cell phones by texting the word ASCSNAT to phone number 84483. The texting service is free, but standard messaging rates may apply.

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 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Up Next for ACT US Competitors

Masterson, Therrien, Packard Early Challengers

Waterbury, VT – The annual visit to what has become one of the favorite stops for competitors of the American Canadian Tour (ACT), Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT is next up on the 2016 schedule. After five events, with five different winners, and the closest Championship point race in the long 30-year history of ACT, several teams are positioned to test current top three Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, Nick Sweet, Barre, VT and Scott Payea, Milton, VT.

Josh Masterson, Charlotte, VT, defending Devil’s Bowl Late Model Champion, has more laps than any other competitor at Devil’s Bowl. His team proved that they can run competitive long distance events with a solid finish against a talented field of cars at Airborne’s Spring Green in Plattsburgh, NY a few weeks ago. Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT was the surprise winner on opening day in April at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine, and after a huge disappointment at the Spring Green at Airborne Speedway, when he was caught up in a wreck and had to settle for a wrecked race car and last place in the 29 car field, he bounced back with a solid run at New London-Waterford Speedbowl last week.

Emily Packard, E. Montpelier, VT seems to have defined what is necessary to be successful in long distance racing. Her steady and consistent runs from deep in the field to top finishes have been impressive. Packard started her Late Model career racing at Devil’s Bowl. She has the right guidance from her Polewarczyk led team to challenge for her first victory at what arguably is her most competitive track.
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NASCAR Drive for Diversity to Host First National Pit Crew Combine

Top College Athletes, Former NFL Players Compete for Spots with Rev Racing Development Program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 27, 2016) – Following a national talent search, 18 multicultural and female athletes earned invitations to compete in the first-ever national NASCAR Drive For Diversity® (D4D) Crew Member Development Combine today in Concord, North Carolina.

Former college football, basketball, softball and track and field athletes will be evaluated based on a series of fitness, agility and pit crew drills at the NASCAR Research & Development Center.

The 10 top-performing participants will be invited to join the NASCAR D4D Crew Member Development Program, operated by Rev Racing, and receive expert training as tire changers, carriers, and jackmen, with the goal of gaining full time employment with NASCAR national series race teams.
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Experienced Drivers Prepared for Showdown at the Speedbowl

NO. STONINGTON, CT – When the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) visits the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (NLWS) this Saturday, there will be several drivers in the field who have made 1,000’s of laps around the progressive 3/8-mile oval.

Chief among them is defending Tour Champion, Joe Arena. Identifying “The Speedbowl” as his home track, Arena has frequented the shoreline facility for decades. His No. 74 entry has become a staple, and he will surely be a contender for the race win. Arena enters the event second in the NESST Championship Point Standings, 10 points behind Ryan Lineham.

Another driver who has a wealth of experience at NLWS is Waterford native, Jim Boyle. Driving the No. 2 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Boyle originally began his career in one of the track’s feeder divisions. He put the experience gained there to good use in the Tour’s visit to NLWS last year, registering a third place finish, in route to 2015 Rookie of the Year honors. Boyle currently has hold of the third position in chase for the NESST Championship, trailing Arena by six points.

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U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model Guaranteed Starter Races Set

Seekonk, Mass. – Gary Sagar, promoter of the recently announced U.S. Prostock/Super Late Models National Championship Race, scheduled for July 13, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA, has a four track guaranteed starter series in place for the 200-lap event paying a cool $10,000 to the winner.

This weekend when the Granite State Prostock Series competes Saturday night, May 28, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, the race winner will become the first guaranteed starter.

The second guaranteed starter race will be contested Saturday, June 4, at Wiscasset, ME, Speedway, followed by an event at Seekonk Speedway, Saturday, June 18, and the fourth race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME, Saturday, June 25.
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Reutzel Ready for Weekend Triple of 410-ci Action

CLUTE, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In less than one week, things pick up in a big way for Aaron Reutzel as he continues his defense of the Lucas Oil ASCS National championship with a month of June that includes a dozen scheduled events.

But, with one more idle weekend before that ramps up, Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will take in a three-race Memorial Day weekend of 410-ci events in Ohio and Indiana.

This weekend will find the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry in All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park on Friday, a $5,000-to-win card at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway on Saturday night and then World of Outlaws competition at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night.

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Bellm Posts Top-Five at Sedalia; Sets Sights on Double X

NIXA, Mo. (May 26, 2016) – Kyle Bellm picked off his second top-five finish in as many starts at Missouri’s State Fair Speedway this season by taking the checkered flag fifth in last Friday night’s 25-lap ASCS Warrior Region feature event atop “The Historic Half-Mile.”

With one more idle weekend before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action kicks into high gear, Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team will take in another round of ASCS Warrior competition with Sunday night’s Tribute to Jesse and Daniel “Take it to the Tail Challenge” at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway.

“I’m excited to get back to Double X this weekend, it’s always a lot of fun to race there,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented.  Bellm won a pair of features at the tight, quarter-mile clay oval when he last competed there in 2014.

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Roderick ‘Back in the Groove’ With Southern Super Series

Concord, NC) – A couple of years ago Casey Roderick had a shot at the big leagues of NASCAR racing. That shot came to an end after about 10 races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Roderick’s name wasn’t heard from for a while, but now he’s one of the favorites to win the Southern Super Series race at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway this weekend.

Why is Roderick the favorite? Well, he’s the defending Blizzard Series champion at Five Flags and he already has a win there this season. In fact, Roderick is off to one of the best starts of his career with wins coming in the Super Late Model and in the Pro Late Model at Alabama’s Montgomery Motor Speedway.

And with the results comes confidence. Roderick’s confidence is at a level that it hasn’t been at since before his XFINITY Series (then Nationwide Series) foray.
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Whelen Military Night Late Model 20/20 Sprint Honors Armed Services

Free Admission for Active Military at the Late Model 20/20 Sprint on June 1

In honor of our troops, we will be admitting Active Military, National Guard, and Reserves members in for FREE on Wednesday, June 1! In addition, Veterans will receive a $5 discount on general admission tickets.
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Kar Kare CarStar of Ellington Providing $350 Bonus to Winner of Senior Champs Kart Race at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — New for 2016 the Wild Thing Karts’ Senior Champs division will take to the Stafford Speedway mini-mile as part of the July 1st NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. Added to the scheduled event will be an added bonus for a $350 win bonus from Kar Kare CARSTAR Auto Body and Rhino Linings. Ron Midford, Jr., a former two-time champion of the Senior Champs division, will be participating in the 30-lap race on July 1st to try to win the $350 that he is supplying for the race through Kar Kare.

“I haven’t raced the karts for a couple years now with the birth of my son, but I’m going to come back on a Monday before the race to kind of get back into things,” said Midford. “I’ve always thought it would have been cool to have the Senior Champs division as part of the Friday night program at Stafford and when I saw the race on the 2016 Stafford schedule, my first thought was I’m going to race in the show that night. Secondly, we thought we’d put some money on the line for the race and it’s a great sponsorship opportunity for us at KarKare. I think a win on Monday nights is worth $50, so there’s some money on the line and hopefully that will help attract a lot of karts to the track that night and it’ll be a great show.”

Drivers will need to pre-register with Wild Thing Karts for the race, which will be a 30-lap feature around the Stafford mini-mile. Drivers will draw for a starting position in a 12-lap heat race and the feature lineup will be determined from heads-up results from each heat race. Drivers can find a pre-registration form on www.wildthingkarts.com.
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Duane Provost Looking to Continue Great Start to 2016 Season in Xtra Mart Xtra D Feature This Friday at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — When Stafford Speedway’s Limited Late Model division takes to the track this Friday night, the field will be racing for an extra $500 that will be split among the top-5 finishers thanks to Xtra Mart Convenience Stores. After the first two races of the year, Duane Provost leads the Ltd. Late Model standings with two second place finishes and he’s hoping that the 25-lap race will bring him and the #88 Provost Motorsports team their first win of 2016.

“It’s great that we have that bonus money to race for and thanks to Xtra Mart for providing the bonus,” said Provost. “If we can just do a little bit better than the first two races, we should be pretty good. The car has been handling good, now we just need to get that one final adjustment before the race right and I think we can get a win.”

Entering his seventh season of Ltd. Late Model competition at Stafford, Provost has finished in the top-10 of the points standings in all but one of his previous 6 campaigns. With 8 career wins to his credit and a second place finish in the standings back in 2014, Provost knows how to run up front but he credits a changed attitude for his success in 2016.
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Fireworks and $5,000 Giveaway Open Huge Holiday Weekend

“Yorkmont 5000” prize giveaway and fireworks on Saturday; SCoNE Sprint Cars on Sunday

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday in style this weekend, May 28-29. The two-track facility will pack in two days of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing action and much more into the weekend, all at regular admission pricing.

The party starts on Saturday night on the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl with a fireworks show and the first-ever “Yorkmont Memorial Day 5000” contest presented by Yorkmont Auto Auctions of Fair Haven, Vt. One lucky person will win $5,000 by participating in the contest, with a chance to double their winnings.

The contest is open to anyone age 18 or older who purchases a regular-price general admission ticket on Saturday, May 28. Each fan will receive a contest card and will visit with 10 local automobile dealers at display booths set up on the Midway between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After getting verification from each dealer, cards will be entered into a blind draw with one lucky fan winning the $5,000 prize with no strings attached.

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At A Glance: Hometown Friday Night

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travels to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27, then Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30

CONCORD, N.C. – May 26, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head to the home of the series sanctioning body, World Racing Group, as well as three series’ teams when they travel to Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27. Following action at home, and a rare weekend off, the series will head back north to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway for a Memorial Day showdown on Monday, May 30.

The Larson-Marks Racing’s No. 2 team is one of three teams based in the Charlotte, N.C. area, with the other two being the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No. 9 and No. 49 cars. The close proximity for these teams allows them to take their trailers and cars back to their shops to make repairs and stock up on needed parts.

“For our situation, I crashed in qualifying at Lincoln Speedway, so we’re able to get back here and regroup a little bit and get that car out of the trailer and another one put upstairs,” Stewart said. “It’s going to be a little bit of work for the crew because of my mistake, so the timing of this race has been pretty good just from that part of it.

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Charlotte

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Next Race: Coca-Cola 600
The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
The Date: Sunday, May 29
The Time: 6 p.m. ET
TV: FOX, 5:30 p.m.
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 600 miles (400 laps)

NASCAR XFINITY Series
Next Race: Hisense 4K TV 300
The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
The Date: Saturday, May 28
The Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 2 p.m. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Next Race: Rattlesnake 400
The Place: Texas Motor Speedway
The Date: Friday, June 10
The Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 8:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 250.5 miles (167 laps)
NASCAR Programming

  • Daniel Suárez, David Ragan and Matt DiBenedetto on “Fluffy Breaks Even” – Thursday, May 26 at 10 p.m. ET on Fuse
  • Chase Elliott on “Ridiculousness” – Thursday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV

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NASCAR Partners with Steven Soderbergh on Heist-Themed Film Project

Channing Tatum to Star in “Logan Lucky” for Soderbergh’s Return to the Big Screen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 26, 2016) – NASCAR® is collaborating with Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh on a feature film entitled Logan Lucky, starring Channing Tatum alongside Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Adam Driver and Seth MacFarlane. Depicting a theoretical heist at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the project will mark Soderbergh’s first feature film since announcing his retirement from the film industry in 2013. Soderbergh, who also directed heist film Ocean’s Eleven, is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Traffic and Erin Brockovich, which garnered him two Oscar nominations and the accolade of Best Director.

This will not be Tatum’s first experience working with NASCAR or Soderbergh. He and 22 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill served as grand marshals for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Pocono 400 in 2014, while Tatum and Soderbergh previously teamed up for the Magic Mike films, Haywire and the 2013 thriller Side Effects, which was the most recent film project led by the acclaimed director.

“We are excited to work with Steven, Channing and all of Logan Lucky’s incredible cast and producers,” said Zane Stoddard, NASCAR vice president of entertainment marketing and content development. “It’s a big-hearted, fun story that showcases NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway as the world-class sports entertainment property and venue that they are, much like the Bellagio in Steven’s Ocean’s Eleven.”

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Tom Hessert Returns to Home Track Seeking Road Course Success

CONCORD, North Carolina (May 26, 2016) – Tom Hessert, a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, will return to action this weekend at his home race track competing in Saturday’s Unique Pretzels 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP).

NJMP, located within an hour drive of Hessert’s hometown, would be a special place for the 30-year old driver to earn his sixth career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory.

“It’s always great to return to New Jersey,” said Hessert. “It’s my home track and we’ve come really close to winning the last couple of seasons. I can’t think of anything better than winning on a road course in front of our hometown fans.”

Hessert, a nine-year series veteran, will be the only driver in Saturday’s ARCA field to have raced in every New Jersey event since the inaugural race in 2008.

Adding to his desire to win on a road course is the fact Hessert’s father, Tom II, is a decorated racer who has won countless road course events during his career including winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona three times. Since 2007, Hessert had made eight career starts at NJMP, finishing second twice (2013 & 2015) and recording 4 top-five finishes overall.

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