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Watch the PASS Orange Blossom Special Saturday on Speed51.com

Don’t miss the fast PASS Super Late Models on Speed51.com!
 
For the first time since the 2014 season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will be returning to Orange County Speedway (NC) on Saturday, March 25 for the original Orange Blossom Special.  
While there will be nothing like being at the track to watch the exciting racing on the 3/8-mile, high-banked oval, Speed51.com and PASS officials are pleased to announce that the race will be broadcast live on Speed51.com for those who can’t make it to the track.

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Increased Payout Announced For Lucas Oil ASCS Sunday at Randolph Country Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (March 23, 2017) Sunday’s on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network normally pay $3,000 to win, but Sunday at Randolph Country Raceway will see a extra $1,000 added to the top spot, as well as another $1,500 added to the next three positions.The increased pay is, as event promoter Gerry Olson put it, a thank you to the teams for being a part of the Spring Fling. The A-feature payout is as follows:

The increased pay is, as event promoter Gerry Olson put it, a thank you to the teams for being a part of the Spring Fling. The A-feature payout is as follows:

A-Feature Payout: 1. $4,000; 2. $2,500; 3. $2,100; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,300; 6. $1,200; 7. $600; 8. $500; 9. $475; 10. $450; 11. $425; 12-22. $400;….All nontransfer drivers receive $150.

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McBride, Grove strike early at Albert Park

Exciting opener for 100th Carrera Cup round

Nick McBride has bounced back from a horrid season opener in Adelaide to win race one at the 100th round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship, held at Albert Park, while Stephen Grove claimed the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge class victory after capitalising on a late error by an experienced rival.

McBride proved his superior pace in qualifying, taking the TAG Heuer Pole Position from his teammate Andre Heimgartner and young gun Dylan O’Keeffe.

The Melbourne driver then held the lead from the start of the opening race and managed to hold Heimgartner at bay for the entire 10-lap race, leading home a stunning one-two victory for the Sonic Motor Racing Porsches, something that the team narrowly missed out on in Adelaide.

“It’s been a great day, especially coming from Adelaide where I unfortunately spun out in race one; I was really sorry to the guys because it’s not every day that you’re running one-two in such a competitive championship. This is a great result for the team and one they deserve,” said McBride.

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Staubli Hometown Hero Michael Hardin Ready to Challenge CARS Tour Regulars at Dominion

Mooresville, NC 3/23/17- Maryland-native, Michael Hardin, hasn’t always exactly dreamed of being behind the wheel of stock car, but thanks to his family tradition, it was almost inevitable.

Hardin’s grandfather was the patriarch to the family tradition of stock car racing. He raced across the northeast on asphalt tracks, such as Old Dominion Speedway, in the Sportsman Division. Hardin even put his driving ability to the test on a handful of dirt tracks, like the famed Belleville Speedway. When it was time, Hardin’s grandfather then passed the family tradition to his son, Jim Hardin.

Jim Hardin, Michael’s dad, took the wheel of the family-operated team around 1979. He was in weekly competition in the Grand Stock division at Old Dominion Speedway. After several years, the Old Dominion Speedway veteran finally claimed his first win, as well as the Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock track championship in 2001.

Shortly after Hardin’s track championship, it was time to pass on the family tradition once again. Next in line? Michael Hardin.

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2017 PPMS Schedule Announced with Season Opener April 29

2017 Season Approaching at PPMS

Imperial, PA (March 23)  The official 2017 schedule of events is set at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.   With six divisions racing weekly and six other divisions visiting on selected dates, there is a lot to like for the upcoming season, as the track surface has been reworked after last season’s final event.  It now sits waiting and ready for the new season to begin.
(At right, a look at the track work from the Fall of 2016.)
The opening event for 2017 will take place on Saturday, April 29, with the running of the 11th Annual Red Miley Rumble, presented by DIEHL Automotive.  Moving from its traditional August date, the Red Miley Rumble now will be the start of point competition for the six weekly divisions, the DIEHL Automotive Super Late Models, RUSH Late Models, Sportsman, Hobby Stocks, Young Guns, and Open Fours.

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Holland Speedway Releases 58th Season Schedule

HOLLAND, NY (March 23, 2017) — For 58 years, racers, crew members, officials, and fans have seen and heard the “Thunder in the Hills” that comes from the historic highbanks of the Holland International Speedway and in 2017, that familiar sound will be back with a vengeance when the roar of the engines returns at Western New York’s only NASCAR sanctioned facility.

Two car shows will kick off the season as per tradition with the first show taking place at Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville the week of April 21st-April 27th during mall hours. The annual show at McKinley Mall in Hamburg will run from April 28-May 5 with bonus points being awarded for all participating cars. The test, tune and time session will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 12pm-4pm. Heats will be conducted to set the starting lineup for Opening Day! The season will start on Saturday May 20th as McKinley Mall presents a full card featuring the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds, Bank of Holland Chargers, Advance Auto Parts Hornets, NYPA TQ Midgets, M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s, the INEX Legends, Rookie 4’s and the inaugural race for Holland’s newest division, the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes. Saturday, May 27th, Eastern Hills Mall presents Military Family Appreciation Night featuring a HUGE Fireworks Display. It will also be the first Hometown Heroes night of the season for residents of Arcade, Delevan, East Concord, Holland, Sardinia and Springville.

The month of June will come in on June 3rd with the annual Bank of Holland Gold Rush and the first extra distance race of the season for the Chargers with a 50 lap go. It is also Hometown Heroes Night for residents of Angola, Gowanda, Hamburg, Irving and Lackawanna. June 17th will be the first Crash-A-Rama of the season as “the Wildest Show on Wheels” is back with all the bone-crushing, motorized mayhem that sees fans alike pack the grandstands. A rain date of June 18th will be used if necessary for Crash-A-Rama. Kwik-Fill Night will wrap up the month of June.

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2017 Seekonk Sport Truck – Season Preview

Seekonk Sport Trucks

The 2016 Seekonk Sports Trucks season was one of the closest and most intense championship battles that the division has seen in years. Mike Cavallaro’s experience behind the wheel and Chase Belcher’s tenacity and never-give-up attitude put fans through a thrilling final few weeks of the season that eventually saw Cavallaro come out with the victory. Going into the 2017 season, it’s going to be tough to beat both of these drivers and they seem to be the two that drivers will need to beat on a weekly basis.
 
Cavallaro, who has more titles than you can count on one hand, had struggled to find speed for the past few seasons and even struggled early on in 2016. However, when it mattered most, Cavallaro got the setup correct and dominated over the final stretch of the season to capture the title. He will be the one at the top of the pack when the division opens the season in May. Belcher, who came up just short of his second title, is coming back looking to redeem himself. As a competitor for Everett’s Auto Parts, Belcher’s No. 81 truck will be in the front on a weekly basis — you can count on that.
 
Behind these two drivers come a list of drivers that will be looking to take them off the top. Mike Duarte will enter for another season with his No. 50 and he has been getting a little bit better each year. Duarte has scored a few wins in the last two seasons and has proved that he can run consistently towards the front of the pack. Will he be able to breakthrough and become a true title contender?

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