Archive for April 18th, 2017

PASS: Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

[Photo Galleryby Dave Higgins

Preston Peltier won the Easter Bunny 150 Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, NC in PASS South/National action.

Star Speedway: 2nd Annual Bunny Brawl

Star Speedway in Epping, NH held its season opener with the Bunny Brawl on Saturday.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

Woody’s Auto Strictlys

Brickyard Roadrunners

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PASS Champion DJ Shaw Leads Super Late Models to Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday Afternoon

Oxford, ME — Reigning Pro All Stars Series North champion DJ Shaw leads a stellar field of Super Late Model competitors to Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday afternoon for the first major event of the 2017 Maine stock car racing season, The Speedway Homes 150.

Shaw, 27, and now a two-time champion of the premiere full-bodied touring series in eastern North America, joins multi-time series champions Johnny Clark of Farmingdale and Ben Rowe of Turner in an effort to show a growing group of talented youngsters the quick way around Oxford Plains Speedway in their powerful short track racecars.

Rowe and the Richard Moody Racing team prevailed in the Oxford PASS lidlifter last season. Glen Luce of Turner and Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire also won points-paying 150-lap PASS Super Late Model races last season. All three are entered in Saturday’s Speedway Homes 150.
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FAST to Kick Off Fremont Speedway’s 67th Season

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will swing open the gates for the 67th season of racing Saturday, April 22 on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night. The opener will include the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints.

‘We’re excited to get the season under way. Not only will it be a fantastic opener, but we’re pumped about the FAST series and the talent that has signed up to compete for the championships this year,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter and President of the FAST Championship Series.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics kicked off at Attica Raceway Park on April 14. Fremont, Ohio’s D.J. Foos got a late race pass of four-time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed to score his first ever series victory.
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Cory Casagrande Chasing GSPSS Championship in 2017

WALPOLE, N.H. – Heading into the 2017 Granite State Pro Stock Series season, Cory Casagrande is hoping to contend for the championship behind the wheel of his No. 7.

Last season, Casagrande finished fourth in the point standings while finishing a best of third at Monadnock Speedway early in the season.

Although the finale at New London-Waterford Speedbowl didn’t go his way, he was still able to capture a top five finish in points in just his second year in a Pro Stock.
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Four Divisions of Racing at Grandview Saturday

Point Battle is Close As NASCAR Racing Moves into Third Week

BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 18, 2017 . . . With NASCAR stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway moving into its third Saturday the same drivers that won the championships in 2016 are leading the current point standings.

Multi-time TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion Craig VonDohren sits on top of the standings holding a slim lead over 10-time champion Jeff Strunk and past champion Duane Howard. VonDohren has 577 counters while Strunk has 568 and Howard sits with 563. Interesting to note that none of the top three have visited victory lane so far.

In the BRC Late Model division Chuck Schutz, another multi-time and defending champion, is in front of the stadnings with 468 points while second place Wayne Pfeil has 457. Third place is held by Bryan Sipe with 447 points. Again none of the top three in points have cracked victory lane.
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CARS Tour Event Preview: Orange County Speedway-April 22, 2017

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MOORESVILLE, NC (April 18, 2017): The CARS Tour returns to North Carolina’s fastest 3/8th-mile track, Orange County Speedway, for their annual April visit. Known to produce the best racing on the tour annually; the weekend’s Thrifty Tire Centers Puryear Tank Lines 300 should be no different than years past. A strong field of local Late Model Stockers like Christopher Denny, Craig Moore, RD Smith, and Terry Dease have entered to see how they fair against tour regulars. Unlike most tracks, however; the “home track” advantage is out the door, as a hefty amount of CARS Tour regulars in Chris Davis, Justin Johnson, Layne Riggs, and Ronald Hill all consider Orange County their home track. Since its history, there’s only been one Super Late Model driver who’s won the Spring race at Orange County. Lucky for the field Christopher Bell isn’t entered this weekend; leaving the door wide open for guys like Brandon Setzer, Tate Fogleman, Stephen Nasse, and Trevor Noles who have all ran well at OCS in the Spring but could never match Bell’s dominance.

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A-Verdi to Present King of Dirt Small Block Modified Race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

New era begins for KOD as 358-Modifieds return to Vermont on Tuesday, June 13

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will help usher in a new era in 2017 for the King Of Dirt Racing Series, and the excitement surrounding the KOD organization has helped to usher in a new partnership at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The Vermont track welcomes A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions to present the first-ever KOD “358” Small Block Modified race in history on Tuesday night, June 13.

The event kicks off the brand-new tour for Rob Hazer’s KOD group, which will complement championship schedules for KOD’s Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. While all three classes will run at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in highly-anticipated events in 2017, the 40-lap inaugural for the Elmo’s Auto Body King of Dirt Small Block Modified tour has been the talk of the town.

A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions will be the presenting sponsor of that event, putting an official title on a working relationship that began in earnest several years ago. Devil’s Bowl Speedway has utilized storage containers and services from A-Verdi since 2013, and in addition to supporting the KOD race, the family owned and operated company will be an official season-long partner at the facility in 2017. Based in nearby Washington County, N.Y., and serving most of Vermont as well New York State, the A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions group has been a big supporter of several forms of motorsports for many years.

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Fast Facts

Race weekend: Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23

Track: Barber Motorsports Park, a 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise) in Birmingham, Alabama

Race distance: 90 laps / 207 miles

Entry List:  Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (PDF)

Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate

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Coughlin Going for Two-In-A-Row in Return to Roots at Toledo

COLUMBUS, OHIO – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Cody Coughlin is returning to his racing roots on Saturday at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway. Coughlin, the reigning ARCA/CRA Super Series champion, will step into his No. 1 JEGS.com Super Late Model for the first time this season at the Spring 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

The 21-year-old Ohio native returns as the defending winner of the event. Coughlin graced victory lane in the 100-lap Super Late Model portion of the Spring 200 one year ago at Toledo. That’s a big reason why Coughlin has decided to give up an off weekend from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule to go racing at Toledo.

“I’m super excited to get back in my Late Model,” said Coughlin, a Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver. “Toledo was one of my favorite tracks even before I won there last year.”
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Jesse Little Ready for 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut

SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (April 17, 2017)- Jesse Little, a two-time winner on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, gets his 2017 season started on April 22 with the running of the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Little will carry primary sponsorship from longtime partner NASCAR Technical Institute, a brand of the Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

“We’re excited to have NASCAR Technical Institute on board again this year with our NASCAR K&N Pro Series team. The students do a great job in their engine department and in turn that’s given us pole awards and race wins during my career. We can’t wait to get to Bristol and show the NTI horsepower in our Toyota Camry,” Little said.

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