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McReynolds Rolls for Iowa Sweep

Dominates The K&N Pro Series #ThanksKenny 150

NEWTON, Iowa – If it were up to Brandon McReynolds, every race would take place in Iowa.

The No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota driver won the #ThanksKenny150 at Iowa Speedway, following up his May victory at the .875-mile track, to complete the season sweep and earn Bill McAnally Racing its 60th win in its 25th season with NAPA.

Iowa Speedway has hosted 13 NASCAR K&N Pro Series combination race since 2007, and McReynolds became its first repeat winner. Past winners at Iowa include Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Cole Custer.

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Twice is Nice:  Geoff Rollins Earns Second Straight Victory on North East Street Stock Tour

LEE, NH – Geoff Rollins becomes the first person to win two feature events in the North East Street Stock Tour, as the Groton, MA driver picked up the victory in the “Friday Night Lights” event, presented by the Gobbi Corporation, at Lee USA Speedway.

Rollins jumped to the lead at the start of the race, pulling away from Larry Barnett at the drop of the green.  His lead was erased on lap 9, when Matt Morrill came to rest in turn 4 after suffering a broken right-front suspension.

Rollins would fend off Chris Douton and John Hanafin, and increased his lead on the field until the second and final caution flew for Bryan Town, who was involved in an incident with Charlie Beal, sending both drivers to the back of the pack.

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Williams, Fearn, Ferrigno, Hayes, Evans, & O’Connell Score July 31st NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with a Five-Star Series event on July 31st.  Taking down NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly feature wins on the night were Ronnie Williams in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tom Fearn in the Late Model feature, Joey Ferrigno in the SK Light feature, Andrew Hayes in the Limited Late Model feature, Phil Evans in the DARE Stock feature, and Devin O’Connell in the Legend Cars feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Todd Owen took the lead at the green but Ted Christopher was all over his back bumper and nearly made a move for the lead in turn 3 before backing out.  Eric Berndt got a good run on the outside and he went to the lead at the line.  Jeff Malave took a hard hit into the turn 1 wall to bring the red and yellow flags out.

The race went back green with Berndt taking the lead.  Rowan Pennink was side by side with Owen for second and Ronnie Williams was right behind them in fourth with Ted Christopher fifth.  Pennink got clear to second on lap-5 and he made a move to the inside of Berndt on lap-6 to take over the race lead.  Williams was now third with Owen fourth and Christopher fifth.  Ryan Preece, who started last in the field, was already up to sixth and going by Christopher to move into fifth on lap-8.

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Qualifying: McReynolds Captures Pole

Spring Iowa Winner Starts Up Front; Abreu Fastest In East

NEWTON, Iowa – Brandon McReynolds’ string of success at Iowa Speedway is still going strong.

The 23-year-old from Mooresville, N.C., earned his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win at Iowa on May 17th. He added another accolade Friday night when he captured the Coors Light Pole Award for the #ThanksKenny 150.

The third out of 38 cars in qualifying, McReynolds set a time of 23.971 seconds (131.475 mph) to pace the field.

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PRACTICE: Smooth Sailing for Abreu

Rookie Tops Both Sessions At Iowa Speedway

Newton, Iowa – Rico Abreu continued to his successful rookie campaign Friday at Iowa Speedway.

The 23-year-old from St. Helena, California, dominated both NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice sessions for tonight’s combination event. He posted a fast time of 24.449 seconds (128.440 mph) during the first practice session and then went onto record a time of 24.384 seconds (129.183 mph) during the final session.

Abreu’s fellow NASCAR Next classmate Jesse Little earned the second spot with a time 24.404 seconds (129.077 mph).

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Ian Madsen Motors to First Lucas Oil ASCS Score at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 30, 2015) For the first time in his career, 2014 Knoxville Raceway Champion, Ian Madsen, stood in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network as the 11th different winner in 2015; topping the opening night of the Road to Knoxville at the I-80 Speedway.

Coming from fifth, the St. Marys, NSW, Aust. shoe worked a cross over move on Jeff Swindell in slower traffic, taking the lead on the exit of turn four on Lap 21 to become the 129th winner in Lucas Oil ASCS competition.

“We had a pretty good car; Jeff just got away from me on the restart and I thought we were probably just going to run second, but when he got to traffic, he got messed up by a couple lapped cars and I just made the most of it,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “I’m very happy to get the win, just wish we’d performed a little better in the 410, but overall it was a good night.”

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Win #5 with FVP National Sprint League Nets $5,000 for Danny Lasoski

Greenwood, NE, July 30, 2015 – Danny Lasoski grabbed the lead late to capture his series leading fifth win with the FVP National Sprint League Thursday on night one of the “Road to Knoxville” at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  Lasoski’s win was worth $5,000 aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.  The event was held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series.  NSL member Ian Madsen won that event.

Jamie Veal, making his second NSL start of the season, jumped out to the early lead in the 25-lap feature from his pole position ahead of Terry McCarl and California NSL first-timer Willie Croft.  Lasoski shot by Croft on lap five to move into the top three.

Paul Nienhiser stopped on the backstretch, bringing out the yellow flag on lap six.  Veal led McCarl, Lasoski, Croft and Bill Balog back to green flag racing.  Two laps later, Lasoski shot by McCarl for second and began his pursuit of the leader.

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Allen Scores First Career Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night

Barre, VT – Hometown racer Jason Allen captured his first career Thunder Road Late Model win in the WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets Trophy Dash on Thursday, July 30.

Allen got around the outside of polesitter Matt White to take the lead on lap 28 of the 50-lap event and drove away for the victory. It was the first top-10 finish of 2015 for the sophomore driver after a tough first half of the season.

“We had to make it work,” Allen said of the winning pass. “I knew we had a decent car from the semi-feature; I just overdrove it. So I put that in the back of my mind. The car kept getting better as the run went on, and when (Josh Demers) jumped to the outside behind us and was making it work, it was the point where we had to go or not.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series at White Mountain Motorsports Park: A Closer Look at the Numbers

NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to White Mountain Motorsports Park, on August 1, for the WMMP 100.  The WMMP 100 will be the eighth event of the 12-race season, and will be the second time the Granite State Pro Stock Series has visited the facility since the series’ inception.  The following is a closer look at the numbers of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), and White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP).

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From the Notebook:  North East Street Stock Tour at Lee USA Speedway

Friday Night Lights Event Set to Run on July 31

Lee, NH – The North East Street Stock Tour will travel to Lee USA Speedway for the fourth event of the tour’s schedule, on July 31.  The following is a closer look at notes and numbers of the North East Street Stock Tour at Lee USA Speedway.

LEE USA SPEEDWAY NOTES:

– Bob Bonser first opened Lee Raceway in 1964.  The track was a 1/3 mile dirt tri-oval, and had two different elevation changes, uphill and downhill.

-In 1965, Bonser paved the dirt track, in hopes of bringing the NESMRA (New England Super Modified Racing Association) to the facility.  The NESMRA made their debut in 1965, making Lee Raceway their “home track”.  That season also featured the only winter snow race in the history of the facility.

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Gray Gaulding and Krispy Kreme Join KBM for Three Races in 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – (July 30, 2015) Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today 17-year-old NASCAR Next alumnus Gray Gaulding will pilot the No. 54 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Tundra for three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015.

Gaulding’s first race will be on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ont., Aug. 30, followed by New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sept. 26 and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 31.

“I’m very excited to be a part of KBM,” Gaulding said. “It’s a dream as a driver because I remember growing up watching Kyle and how much I wanted to drive for him when he started his own team. I know his mentality is to go out every weekend and win races. It’s a championship organization with great people and I know I’ll be able to go to the race track and have an opportunity to win at each race.

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Young Stars Shine Under Bright Lights

Byron, Bickford Lead NASCAR Next Contingent To Iowa

The East will take on the West Friday under the lights at Iowa Speedway, with two of NASCAR K&N Series’ top contenders on one track in the second and final combination race of the season.

Both 17-year-old NASCAR Next drivers coming off big wins in their respective series, as the East’s William Byron and West’s James Bickford lead a strong continent of young talent in a race to victory in the Thanks Kenny 150 – a tribute to Kenny Wallace who makes his record 547th and final NASCAR XFINITY Series start Saturday in Iowa.

Prior Iowa pole-sitter Byron feels confident coming out of his latest win in New Hampshire – his fourth in just eight season starts.
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Miles Announces Resignation of INDYCAR President Derrick Walker

INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2015) — Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, announced that Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, has decided to leave the company effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities. A search for his replacement is under way.

Walker has made several important contributions that advanced INDYCAR as a sanctioning body. During his tenure, he greatly assisted in securing Boston as a new event on the 2016 schedule, successfully introduced the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in 2014, spearheaded additional investment to improve technology in Race Control and led innovation of the new Indy car aero kits. His focus on continuous safety advancement resulted in changes to the Indy car underwing, making the cars more stable and strengthening sidepods, further protecting drivers.

“We have benefited from Derrick’s extensive racing experience, his tireless effort and his passion for INDYCAR, and he will be missed,” said Miles. “We appreciate the thoughtful way Derrick has planned his transition and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

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SunEdison Becomes the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR

Partnership to Focus on Benefits of Residential and Commercial Solar Power Technology

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., and BELMONT, Calif., (JULY 30, 2015) – NASCAR and SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced SunEdison as the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR Green. This new partnership builds on the expanded use of solar technology across the sport, particularly at race team shops and race tracks across the country.

Over the next three years, SunEdison and NASCAR will embark on an effort to educate millions of NASCAR fans on the financial and environmental benefits of solar power use. SunEdison plans to work with NASCAR partners, tracks and teams on commercial-scale solar solutions. The White House cited this newly forged partnership as a prime example of making renewable energy accessible to all U.S. homeowners.

“Solar power is a proven and reliable form of renewable energy and the technology is already making a significant impact throughout our industry,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR chief marketing officer. “Our strategic partnership with SunEdison will help NASCAR further reduce the sport’s environmental impact and help continue to educate our fans on renewable energy.”

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Vondohren, Howard And Manmiller Battle For NASCAR Mod Title At Grandview Saturday, Late Models And Sportsman Also Part Of Wnpv Radio Night, Fans Can Win Pocono Indycar Tickets

FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL 50-LAPPER PAYS $10,000 TO WIN ON AUGUST 8TH.

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 30, 2015 . . . With his third win of the season last Saturday night Duane Howard moved to within 67 points of catching NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified point leader Craig VonDohren as they battle for the lucrative point title at Grandview Speedway. The chase for the championship continues this Saturday night with the running of the WNPV-1440 AM Radio Night featuring the 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars with racing action getting the green at 7:30 p.m.

VonDohren is a seven time track champion while Howard is a five time titleholder. Lurking close behind, third in the standings, is Doug Manmiller. And you can’t count out 10-time track champion Jeff Strunk who is fourth in the title battle.

The Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman will all be featured in qualifying races leading up to a 30-lapper for the Modifieds, and 25-lappers for the Late Models and Sportsman.

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Kids Race Car Rides, Modified Twin 20 Shootouts at Devil’s Bowl Friday Night

“Christmas in July” toy donation drive to be made up; schedule adjustments announced

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will return from its annual summer break – which lasted a week longer than planned due to Mother Nature – on Friday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. with one of the fan-favorite events of the stock car racing season.  Allen Pools & Spas and the Thomas Dairy Kids Club present the annual Kids’ Race Car Rides as part of a jam-packed four-division card for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.

The Bond Auto Parts Modified division will stay busy with a special “Twin 20” format of double feature races.  Ron Proctor of Charlton, NY will try to defend his point lead in exciting, shootout-style, 20-lap sprints, and will square off against fellow title contenders Vince Quenneville Jr., Joey Roberts, and Greg Atkins.

Bristol, VT’s Josh Masterson chases his first career championship in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model division and leads Robert Bryant Jr. and Todd Stone.  Robert Gordon of Milton, VT tops Scott FitzGerald in the Brileya’s Chrysler-Jeep Renegades, and five-time winner Chris LaVair of Gabriels, NY has a comfortable advantage over his father, Harold LaVair, in the Portland Glass Mini Stocks.

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Berndt Celebrates Triumph in Sunoco Modified 20/20 Feature at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

THOMPSON, CT — It was a hot one at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in more ways than one as race fans braved near triple-digit temperatures for another afternoon of great racing action at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, July 29th.

The evening included five feature events, including the main event, the Whelen Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint, presented by King Cadillac GMC. The three-segment race served as the penultimate event of the night and was the second one of these being held at Thompson throughout the 2015 season. The event challenged drivers to finish in the best position possible through two 20-lap and one 10-lap segments, earning fewer points the closer they were to the front. The driver with the lowest number of points after the three events claimed the overall win. In addition the first two segments acted as regular points-paying Sunoco Modified events.

The first segment saw the first big caution of the night to that point after a battle for the lead resulted in a five car melee when Keith Rocco caught the left rear quarter panel of Nick Ladyga in turn four after leader Jason Sundeen attempted a block, collecting at least three other cars in the process including points leader Woody Pitkat. Continue reading ‘Berndt Celebrates Triumph in Sunoco Modified 20/20 Feature at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’

Steve Kimball Takes 95 Roadrunner Win

Steve Kimball of Holden started the 20 lap Roadrunner feature in the 29th position out of 39 cars that lined up for the race, and took the lead from Darren Durrell of Newburgh on lap 11. Kimball maintained the lead to the checkers, with Durrell coming in second. Rick Gomm of Dixmont finished a strong third with point’s leader Sam Betts of Bradley in fourth. Jason Trundy, who had a three race win streak going in the division, finished fifth.

In the Stars of Tomorrow, Jordan Kimball, son of RoadRunner winner Steve Kimball, picked up the win in the Stars of Tomorrow when the top three finishers, Marcus Dunn of Newburgh, Nicholas Cota of Greenfield and Scott Hunt of Glenburn were all disqualified in post-race inspection for weight violations and other rules infractions. Cody Farnsworth of Orono was then awarded second place and Brady Campbell of Stetson was credited with a third place finish.

The Modified Enduro feature was stopped after five laps were completed when rain began to fall, making the track too wet for safe competition. The race will resume next Wednesday night at the five lap mark and will be completed before the beginning of the regular night’s racing. No stunt race was run due to the track conditions.

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BOGO Tickets for Modified Twin 30s at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday

Renegade Mechanics Race, “Bake a Cake Night” all part of the fun

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Airborne Park Speedway is offering fans double the racing at half the price on Saturday, August 1.  Aaron’s Sales & Lease and Liquor & Wine Warehouse will present twin 30-lap Modified races with buy-one-get-one-free tickets for just $12.00.

The double feature races will kick off the final stretch drive toward the track championships for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.  Hometown driver Nick Heywood is aiming at an unprecedented fourth consecutive title in the J&S Steel Modified division and holds a 23-point lead on Clintonville’s Greg Atkins.  Nine different drivers have visited victory lane through the first 10 feature races, including outstanding rookie Danny Sullivan of Morrisonville, who earned his career-first win in last week’s Mid-Season Championship race; Sullivan ranks third overall.

The Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade division saw a shake-up in the standings as previous leader Jason McClatchie of Plattsburgh fell to fourth place.  Former champion Richie Turner of Fairfax, VT took over the top spot, but is followed closely by Shawn Duquette, defending champion Robert Gordon, and McClatchie, who are all within 27 markers.  The Renegades will run their regular 25-lap feature race before turning the controls over to their crew members for the annual Mechanics Race.

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Reutzel Secures Roth Ride for Nationals after Near Perfect Weekend

CLUTE, Texas (July 29, 2015) – Two wins in three races made it very nearly a perfect weekend for Aaron Reutzel.

Only a Friday night fueling issue could prevent Reutzel from posting the standard trifecta of three feature wins in Wyoming, South Dakota and California over the course of four days.

Still, two wins in two different cars along with a fourth-place finish after dominating much of the way is nothing to scoff at.
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Bellm Ready for I-80 after Black Hills Podium

NIXA, Mo. (July 29, 2015) – Kyle Bellm keeps climbing up the charts in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition.

Following on the heels of a pair of seventh-place runs in Montana, Bellm moved up to sixth at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway last Wednesday before posting a podium finish at Rapid City’s Black Hills Speedway aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car on Friday night.

The third-place run at the half-mile South Dakota oval was the second podium finish of the season for the leading Rookie of the Year contender with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
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Tom Butler Returns to Victory Lane 6 Years After Last Win at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — For hometown driver Tom Butler, driving to NAPA Victory Lane at Stafford Speedway in the Late Model division was something that race fans were accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.  Butler recorded 23 wins between his first Late Model win in May 1993 through the 2009 season, which was an average of better than a win per season.  But the past 6 seasons had seen some lean times for the driver of the green #4 that he has made famous among Stafford fans with no wins in that time frame.  Butler put those lean times in his rearview mirror this past Friday night with a dominating victory that saw him lead all 30 laps to record his first win in nearly 6 full seasons of competition.

“It was awesome,” said Butler.  “It really didn’t feel like 6 years apart.   My father wasn’t lying to me when he said time just flies by the older you get.  Winning never gets old and we’re looking to get at least one more win before the season is over.  We were ready to go out and run another race last Friday night after we won and we’re really looking forward to Friday nights the rest of the season.”

Over the past 6 seasons, Butler kept himself busy with a partial racing schedule along with working as a crew member on the cars driven by Al and Cliff Saunders.  Despite being one of the winningest drivers in Stafford’s Late Model history, Butler says it was his work as a crew member that helped keep the fire in his belly going in the quest to get back to victory lane and helped keep his confidence up.
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Doug Coby Primed to Chase Checkered Flag in Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — In what has been a hotly contested championship fight during the first half of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, defending series champion Doug Coby is primed to kick off the second half of the year in the Call Before You Dig 150 at his home track of Stafford Motor Speedway.

Coby has been among the championship contenders all season long following his season opening victory at Thompson, but a mid-race crash at New Hampshire two weeks ago left the #2 Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair team facing a hole to climb out of to get back into championship contention.  Coby and the #2 team did just that at the next series race at Monadnock, scoring the win and leading the most laps for a max points day.  Coby now heads to Stafford for the Call Before You Dig 150 looking to pick up another win at a track where he has recorded 6 of his 15 career NWMT victories.

“I have a lot of confidence heading to Stafford because I really thought we were going to win the 125-lapper,” said Coby.  “The caution came at the wrong time for us during that race.  If it had stayed green, I think we were going to pass Ryan [Preece] and drive away and go win the race.  When the caution came out we all pitted and I had to deal with coming back through traffic and then we got the penalty for over aggressive driving.  We have a really good long run car and if we can have a 40 or 50 lap run at the end of the race, that would be a good scenario for us.”

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NASCAR Penalty Report / Indianapolis Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The No. 98 team has been assessed a P3 level penalty for having an unattached weight leave the car during practice on July 24 (Sections 12:1; 12.5.3.3.1; 20.3.5). Crew chief Scott Eggleston has been fined $25,000; suspended from the next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship points race; and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Car chief Kevin Eagle has been suspended from the next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship points race and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Car owner Mike Curb will lose 15 championship car owner points.
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Final Test For Oxford 250 Awaits PASS Stars At This Weekend’s HP Hood 150

NAPLES, ME (July 29) – With the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull just a month away, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model teams will have one more opportunity to prepare at Oxford Plains Speedway with this weekend’s HP Hood 150.  Over 50 teams have pre-entered for the Oxford 250 to date and, with over 70 teams expected for the biggest and most prestigious Super Late Model race in the North America, track time at Oxford Plains will be at a premium.  6-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, Johnny Clark, is taking advantage of every opportunity available to race at Oxford.  Last weekend, Clark finished fifth in the track’s weekly Super Late Model division and will be among the favorites to take the checkered flagthis Sunday afternoon in the HP Hood 150.

“There will be a lot of heavy hitters and all the teams will be raring to go this weekend at Oxford,” says Clark, driver of the Clark’s Car Crushing #54.  “Everyone wants to make a statement that they are ready for the 250.”

In addition to giving teams valuable track time at Oxford Plains Speedway, this weekend’s HP Hood 150 will also give them a chance to compete in a longer event with similar conditions to those that are expected for the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull in late-August.

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Manufacturer Championship Points Update

INDIANAPOLIS (July 29, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following manufacturer championship points update following the Iowa Corn 300, which was held July 18 at Iowa Speedway:

• Honda received a deduction of 100 manufacturer points for engines that did not attain their life cycle minimum. According to Rule 10.6.4.3 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, 20 manufacturer points are deducted for an engine that fails to reach its 2,500-mile life cycle. The Honda engines on the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Nos. 26 and 28 Andretti Autosport and No. 98 BHA with Curb-Agajanian entries did not reach their life cycle minimum before being changed out after the Iowa Corn 300 race weekend.

Following the adjustment, Chevrolet has totaled 1,279 manufacturer points for the season and Honda has 911.
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Trio of August Events on Tap at DCRP

DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 29, 2015) – Bikes, freedom and mayhem will be the general theme for Dodge City Raceway Park with a diverse slate of August events on tap following a sizzling month of July at the 3/8-mile oval in southwest Kansas.

The month of August at DCRP will include I-70 Flat Track Motorcycles, the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars and Sport Modified Mayhem.

It all gets under way next Friday night, August 7, with the first appearance of the I-70 Flat Track Motorcycles. The event marks the first of four rounds of competition that continues on at Colby and Stockton.
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Whelen So. Mod. Stat Advance: Bowman Gray

Analyzing The Strutmasters.com 199 At Bowman Gray Stadium
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visits Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 1 for the Strutmasters.com 199. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Bowman Gray, as well as some other statistical trends:Strutmasters.com 199 Setup:
• For the first time in the 11-year history of the tour, brothers Jason and Burt Myers enter this event first and second in the points standings.
• Danny Bohn scored his first Bowman Gray touring series win when the tour visited on the historic flat quarter-mile track in last year.
• Burt (2005, 2007) and Jason Myers (2006) accounted for the first three NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour wins at Bowman Gray, but haven’t won there since.
• In 2013, Ryan Preece, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion that season, came down and scored his first win in the Southern Tour. Preece is scheduled to compete this week and will joined by fellow NWMT competitor Eric Goodale, who won the NWSMT opener at Caraway Speedway in March.
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Allscapes Back to School Special Saturday at CSP

PEORIA, Ariz. (July 29, 2015) – The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars take center stage at Canyon Speedway Park this Saturday night as the 1/3-mile clay oval roars back to life with the Allscapes Back to School Special.

Saturday’s tilt that follows an open practice on Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will also include the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Dwarf Cars.  The green flag flies at 7:00 p.m.

The defending Western World Championships winner at CSP, Matt Rossi is also the most recent USAC Southwest victor at the Peoria racetrack after topping the Father’s Day Classic on June 20.

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M&M Beverage Enduro Returns to Thunder Road

Barre, VT – The 31st running of the M&M Beverage Enduro 200 will be held at Barre’s Thunder Road this Sunday, August 2. The “People’s Race” will feature 200 laps of motorized mayhem in boneyard-stock cars with no yellow flags and only occasional red flags. More than 50 drivers have already signed up for the $3,000-to-win event with many more expected on Sunday.

Barre’s Chris LaForest will do double-duty on Sunday, competing in both the M&M Beverage Enduro and the Brian Perry & Son Construction Allen Lumber Street Stock 50-lap Special. LaForest finished second in the 2014 Enduro and looks to do one spot better this year while also maintaining his lead in the Street Stock Rookie of the Year standings.

“The Enduro is a race like none other,” LaForest said. “I race weekly, but I still have more fun racing in the Enduro just because it’s so exciting and you never know what’s going happen. I’ve got a new car this year, and I’m still trying to work out the bugs on it, but anything’s possible in the Enduro. I’m hoping to have a good run, but the only goal is beat my brother Kevin!”

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