Archive for February 15th, 2017

McDonald’s® Restaurants Returns to Brewerton & Fulton Speedways’ in 2017

Fast Food Chain Signs On Again with Both Speedway as Major Marketing Partner

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – February 15, 2017 – The Brewerton and Fulton Speedways are proud to announce that McDonald’s® Restaurants has renewed its major partnership at both Speedways for the exciting 2017 racing season.

After being a big hit in 2016 with fans of all ages, the real Ronald McDonald® and Hamburglar ®will be making a visit to both speedways on McDonald’s® Restaurants Family Weekend. Circle your calendars for Friday, July 7th at the Brewerton Speedway and Saturday, July 8th at the Fulton Speedway on fan favorite Family Autograph Night.  Both nights will include fan giveaways and Jr. Fan Club activities.

Thanks to the McDonald’s® Restaurants fans will be able to register at Brewerton and Fulton area McDonald’s for race tickets throughout the summer for a night of fast, family, affordable fun.

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No. 14 Mobil 1 Racing: Clint Bowyer Daytona 500 Advance

New Team, New Manufacturer, Same Desire to Win Daytona 500

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Feb.15, 2017) – Let us re-introduce you to Clint Bowyer.

You might remember him. He finished second in the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and third in the 2007 title chase. He has eight NASCAR Cup Series victories and won the 2008 NASCAR Xfinity Series title after leaving his hometown of Emporia, Kansas for racing glory in 2004.

He’s NASCAR’s everyman, whose collar is as blue as his Kansas City Royals hat and his smile as wide as a wheat field.
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INDYCAR News and Notes — Feb. 15, 2017

1. Ed Carpenter Racing hits road course at Sonoma: Ed Carpenter Racing tested Tuesday on a road course for the first time in 2017, as teammates JR Hildebrand and Spencer Pigot completed a one-day session at Sonoma Raceway, home to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma that will conclude the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season in September.

It marked Pigot’s first time in an Indy car this year. The 23-year-old Floridian is driving ECR’s No. 20 Chevrolet at road- and street-course events this season, with team owner Ed Carpenter in the car for the six oval races. Hildebrand is driving the entire season in the No. 21 Chevy and tested Feb. 10-11 on the oval at Phoenix Raceway.

The Sonoma test also served as a homecoming for Hildebrand, a native of Sausalito, California, who got his start at Sonoma Raceway driving karts and formula cars before making the jump to professional racing in 2010.

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Solomito Scores Second Title at Riverhead

Helps Whelen Modified Legend Score First Title as Owner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Shawn Solomito helped a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour legend complete his bucket list in 2016 at New York’s Riverhead Raceway.

Solomito, who turns 28 this week, captured his second track championship at Riverhead in the modified division and in doing so helped 1994 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Wayne Anderson claim his first Riverhead track championship as a car owner at the quarter-mile speed plant.

“We had one of those seasons that was like a dream season,” said Solomito, who also won the Riverhead track title in 2012 driving a family-owned car. “We won five features, we hardly tore up any equipment and I think we finished top three every night except for like three nights last year.”

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Northwest Qualifiers for Oxford and Hickory, Entry Forms, and Lap Boards Keep PASS Busy

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 15) – Although the 2017 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) season is barely under way, North America’s most prominent Super Late Model tour is already looking towards two of the biggest events of the year, the 44th Annual Oxford 250 in August and the recently announced Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November.  Today officials from PASS, the Northwest Super Late Model Series, and Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval (WVSO) announced that two events at the Washington State speedway will serve as qualifiers for each of the premier events in PASS.

“I met Tom [Mayberry] at North Wilkesboro about five years ago and since then we have become good friends and shared a lot of late night talks while on the road traveling,” said Garrett Evans, a multi-time Super Late Model champion in the Northwest.  “It was a great honor to have the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at WVSO, my hometown track, a few years ago.  The timing wasn’t right for a series in our area then, but I feel things are getting closer for PASS to possibly return next year.”

As part of the agreement, the top two finishers in the Leonard Evans Memorial 150 at WVSO on April 29 will be on “The Road To The Oxford 250” and will have guaranteed starting spots in the prestigious race.  Additionally, the top two finishers of the Neal Newberry 125 at WVSO on September 23 will have guaranteed starting spots in the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway in November, which will pay $15,000 to win, plus additional lap leader money.
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Reutzel Ventures to Volusia after Strong Ocala Finish

CLUTE, Texas (February 15, 2017) – It will be new territory for Aaron Reutzel this week as the Clute, TX, racer takes to the lightning-fast, ½-mile Volusia Speedway Park clay oval for five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition beginning on Wednesday night.

The five-night run at the Barberville, FL, track not too far away from Daytona Beach includes two nights of All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday followed up by the opening three rounds of 2017 World of Outlaws Sprint Car action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“I’ve never been there, so it’s all new to me right now,” the 2015 ASCS National champion commented of Volusia Speedway Park.  “I know I have a good motor and we’re usually good on big tracks, so we’ll see.”

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NASCAR Becomes First Sports League to Launch DeskSite Video App

New HD Video Platform Delivers Content On-demand to Desktops, Laptops, and Tablets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) –- Just in time for the 2017 DAYTONA 500®, NASCAR and DeskSite jointly announced today the official launch of the NASCAR DeskSite, an interactive and personalized video app that delivers premium, high-definition video content on-demand to NASCAR fans – for free.

NASCAR is the first professional sports league to launch DeskSite, which has partnerships with individual NFL, NHL, and MLS team franchises.

Described as a “DVR for the Internet,” the NASCAR DeskSite serves as a digital fan hub for video content including interviews with drivers, post-race recaps, in-depth coverage, driver spotlights and breaking news. The content is available to fans at any time, even offline.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: New Smyrna

Analyzing the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East begins with the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Sunday, February 19. Below is a look at the Jet Tools 150 and some of the selected participants.

Jet Tools 150 Race Setup:

  • For the fourth consecutive season, New Smyrna Speedway hosts the opening race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season.
  • The three drivers that finished in the top three positions in this race last year are the only drivers who finished in the top 10 entered this year — Todd Gilliland (won), Spencer Davis (second) and Ronnie Bassett Jr. (third).

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Racing Back on Board as Official Classifieds of Seekonk Speedway for 2017

RacingJunk.Com Continues Partnership with Seekonk Speedway

North Adams, MA –, the world’s largest online motorsports marketplace, is glad to continue its partnership with Seekonk Speedway. This partnership will help spread the word about Seekonk Speedway’s events while providing the speedway’s competitors and fans with’s services. is a subsidiary of It has over 850,000 registered members and connects to more than two million buyers and sellers every month, generating 30 million+ page views.

Seekonk Speedway is a 1/3 mile paved oval speedway which opened May 1, 1946. The track features eight divisions of racing weekly on Friday and Saturday nights. NASCAR takes the stage every Saturday with Pro Stock, Sportsman, Late Model and Sport Truck racing while Fast Fridays feature Pure Stock, Legends, Sport Four and Bandoleros. The Speedway is also famous for its Sunday Thrill Shows, held five times a year, which feature enduros, figure eights and spectator drags along with many other exciting events and big races.

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