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Spencer Bayston Goes Wire-to-Wire for Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Victory at Muskingum County Speedway

DRESDEN, OH (June 22, 2017) – For the second time in 2017, and for the second time in his career, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time scoring $5,000 during round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Muskingum County Speedway.

Aboard the Kevin Swindell-owned/Premier Truck Group/John Christner Trucking/No. 39, Bayston led all 30 circuits on Thursday evening at the Dresden-area oval, manhandling multiple waves of intense traffic, as well as an aggressive cushion at the top of the speedway, to clinch his first Arctic Cat All Star win since April. Fellow Indiana native Caleb Armstrong finished second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, and Cole Duncan.

“I’m going to get most of the credit here tonight, but the people who really deserve the credit are the ones standing behind me,” Spencer Bayston said in victory lane. “This is a brand new race car. We rolled one over the other night at Wayne County Speedway, so we’ve been up until about four in the morning the last few nights working to get this one ready. Kevin and Jordan [Swindell], the whole crew; they all work so hard and make all of this happen. Without them, I wouldn’t be standing up here.”

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Reigning CARS Tour Champion Seekonk Bound

The entry has been received for the second annual U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship race at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Raphaël Lessard was born July 5, 2001, in St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada. He is one of the hottest prospects in auto racing today.

At the age of 12, he became the youngest driver in history to race in the Quebec Sportsman Series.

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Humble Beginnings Mark the Start of Past Winners’ Hulman Classic Résumés

Four past winners are set to embark on a mission to obtain another Tony Hulman Classic trophy to add to their collections when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship makes its Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track season debut this Friday, June 23.
Each of the four – Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Robert Ballou and Chris Windom – had inconspicuous beginnings in their first “Hulman” starts. Yet, since then, the fab four have more than made up for lost ground with their performances on the half-mile and, in their careers, in the ensuing years, demonstrating that champions do indeed rise to the forefront at the Action Track.
In fact, all but two USAC National Sprint Car champions have won a USAC-sanctioned event on the western Indiana dirt oval – a list that is absent only Parnelli Jones and Greg Leffler.

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Champion Car Owner, USAC Official Johnny Vance Passes Away

Johnny Vance, a man who was highly-accomplished in multiple roles with the United States Auto Club as a competitor, promoter, and official, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was 79 years old.

Vance, of Dayton, Ohio, was a second-generation car owner whose instantly-recognizable Aristocrat Products-sponsored cars were a force on both the USAC Silver Crown and National Sprint Car trails for decades. For a time, his cars – numbered 2 for much of its run – were at the forefront of the sport with some of the most legendary names in auto racing.

However, his 50+ years in USAC began with a two-decade tenure as a Chief Steward, Supervisor and Technical Chairman of the Sprint Car division from the early 1960s to the beginning of the 1980s. At that point, he shifted gears to become a participant where he left an indelible mark on the sport over the next 30+ years.

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Arctic Cat All Star Visit to Merritt Speedway on July 1 Cancelled

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 22, 2017) – A collective decision between Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Merritt Speedway officials resulted in the cancellation of the Saturday, July 1, visit to Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. Track officials and Series representatives hope to work together in bringing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions back to Michigan in the future.

The Arctic Cat All Star visit to Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Friday, June 30, is still on as planned. If needed, Saturday, July 1, will serve as the rain date for the Kokomo Speedway program.

The one-night All Star return to Kokomo Speedway will be complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. In addition, The Cushion will be on hand to provide a live, pay-per-view broadcast via www.thecushion.com.

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Tim Shaffer Holds Back Danny Dietrich for Waynesfield Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Victory

WAYNESFIELD, OH (June 21, 2017) – A battle that lasted nearly 15 circuits around the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer held off Pennsylvania Posse invader Danny Dietrich to earn his second victory in five rounds of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, scoring not only a $5,000 top prize, but also solidifying a $500 bonus on behalf of Cometic Gasket.

The victory, a first-ever at Waynesfield Raceway Park during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, raises Shaffer’s career win total to 58 with “America’s Series.” “Double-D” Danny Dietrich held on to finish second at the conclusion of the 35-lap program, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and Parker Price-Miller.

“I just can’t say enough about this race team. Hats off to all of my guys tonight. They did a great job,” Tim Shaffer explained in victory lane. “I’m surrounded by great people. We are having a lot of fun right now. When we win, it’s even better. This is awesome.”

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Purdy to Honor New England Racing Legend Shaw in NASCAR Busch North Throwback 100

MOORESVILLE, NC (Jun. 21, 2017) – David Gilliland Racing and Chase Purdy released today a throwback paint scheme the No. 17 team will run in July’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series event at Thompson Speedway Park in Connecticut. A throwback to the 1994 season, the scheme mimics the one made famous by New England racing legend Dale Shaw who won the series title that year in a Pontiac owned by Quint Boisvert.

The Shaw family has been a mainstay in New England racing circles for decades, most notably in the late model ranks and a strong run in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, formerly known by a handful of names including the NASCAR Busch North Series when Shaw won his title in 1994. Until Austin Dillon replicated the feat in the NASCAR Xfinity Series a few years ago, it was the only time in NASCAR history a division champion won the title without visiting victory lane during the championship year.

With 19 wins over his series career, Shaw campaigned as a frequent tour competitor until 2005 when his son, D.J. Shaw, began showing an interest in a racing career of his own. Today, D.J. continues to race a super late model built and maintained in the family business’ shop, aptly named Dale Shaw Race Cars.

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$1,000 to Win Mike Martin Memorial for Sportsman and Double Features for Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds Highlight Huge Show this Sunday at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON, NY- Fans attending Utica-Rome Speedway this Sunday, June 25, were already going to be treated to some great DIRTcar sanctioned action that included the second annual Mike Martin Memorial for the Broedel Energy Sportsman, which will pay $1,000 to the winner, but also the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Pro Stocks, and Novice Sportsman. And thanks to Mother Nature this past Sunday, fans will get an additional Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified feature event at no extra cost which will kick off the night’s action on Wilber-Duck night.

Spearheaded by Carole Martin and family plus close friends, $1,500 will be added to the weekly purse providing the top ten with some extra money plus some other bonuses. This week’s 20 lap main event will pay $1,000, while the remainder of the top 10 will pay $550, $350, $250, $200, $175, $165, $155, $150, and $140 respectively. Also, heat race winners will get $50 for efforts (based on four heats) while the ninth-place runner on lap nine will receive an additional $50. Also, our friends at Extreme Speed and Performance are offering a $100 gift card to the first car across the line that is using Fox Shocks. Like last, children in attendance can expect some additional activities or treats in addition to the weekly bike giveaway.

The race is dedicated to Mike Martin who was a lifelong racing enthusiast, engine builder, and consultant to many drivers at the Utica-Rome and Fonda Speedways. His selfless passion for supporting drivers and “joining their families” in the sport will remembered by many. Aside from his infectious laughter, he was known for his attention to detail and to “do the right thing”, a belief he learned from his family. The race bonuses and kids club sponsorship for this event was organized by Carole Martin and the Martin family.
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Indoor Auto Racing Coming to Albany, NY Feb. 9-10, 2018

Allentown, Atlantic City Return for Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels

TRENTON, NJ – The inevitable gloom of winter in central New York will be brightened considerably with the announcement by Len Sammons, promoter of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels, that indoor racing will return to the Empire State on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at Time Union Center in Albany, NY.

“Putting together a race in New York State has always been one of our Indoor Auto Racing Series goals,” Sammons said. “This is a strong market for us and we anticipate solid fan and competitor support.”

Indoor TQ Midget racing has a rich history in the state of New York.
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Granite State Pro Stocks Headed for Massachusetts

Inaugural Seekonk 100 Slated for Saturday Night

SEEKONK, Mass. – With race four of the season on the horizon, the Granite State Pro Stock Series is headed for Massachusetts and the third-mile Seekonk Speedway. The inaugural Seekonk 100, which has $2,500 up for grabs to the winner, will take place on Saturday night, June 24.

The feature event will showcase top series regulars like former Seekonk driver Mike Mitchell and veteran Barry Gray up against some of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Seekonk competitors. David Darling currently leads the Seekonk point standings and has entered for the 100 lap feature after winning the most recent Pro Stock event at Seekonk.

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Pay-Per-View Video Stream Announced for Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday

Concord, N.C. — For the first time in the event’s history, the 14th annual Open Wheel Wednesday at the “Cement Palace” of Seekonk Speedway (MA) will air live on Speed51 TV, the video arm of Speed51.com, on Wednesday, June 28th.
The Open Wheel Wednesday event is one of the biggest events of the year at the Seekonk Speedway bullring. It features a $10,00-to-win Tour-type Modified feature for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the NEMA Boston Louie Memorial Midget race, as well as a feature for the NEMA Lites division.
“We feel that our Open Wheel Wednesday Modified race being paired up with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the NEMA Boston Louie race makes it one of the premier events in short track racing throughout the country,” said Ed St. Germain, the marketing, and advertising director at Seekonk Speedway. “We’re very excited to pair up with Speed51.com to be able to bring that to everybody.”

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Shane Lee Ready for Breakthrough at Madison

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 21, 2017) – Cunningham Motorsports driver Shane Lee has been ready for his first win in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since Daytona…and now he turns to Madison International Speedway with the hopes of getting just that. After coming in 15th at Michigan, the 23-year-old driver is looking to rebound as he heads back to short tracks for the Montgomery Ward 200.

“We didn’t get the finish we were hoping for at Michigan, but I’m looking forward getting back on track at Madison,” said Lee. “It feels like we just keep running into bad luck, so hopefully that’ll turn around and we can finally get that first win this weekend. Cunningham always has great cars that they bring to the track every single week and I know we have the potential to win every week. We’ll put Michigan behind us and move on to Madison and hopefully get this No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion a win.”

Just like many other tracks on the ARCA circuit this season, Lee has never seen Madison and will rely on the expertise of veteran crew chief Paul Andrews. Andrews says he’s enjoyed working with Lee and watching the progress the young driver has made throughout the season.

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Windom Guns for Terre Haute Triple in Friday’s “Tony Hulman Classic”

The number three has already played a prominent role in the pre-race discussion of this year’s “Tony Hulman Classic.” While Robert Ballou makes preparations to capture an unprecedented third “Tony Hulman Classic” in a row, a past winner of the event has aspirations of his own three-in-a-row mark this Friday night, June 23, when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship returns to Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track.
Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois has the opportunity to become the fifth driver to win a third-straight USAC National event at the Terre Haute half-mile. The 26-year-old claimed victory in the 2016 USAC National Sprint Midwest season closer at THAT, then opened 2017 with a USAC Silver Crown score in the “Sumar Classic,” which leads to this Friday’s event where the reigning Silver Crown champ has a chance to join elite company.
Tucson, Arizona’s Roger McCluskey went undefeated in all three USAC Sprint Car events held at Terre Haute in 1966. Driving for Mutt Anderson, the USAC Hall of Famer won twin 30-lappers on the same afternoon in June, then concluded the season with a 50-lap score in September.

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CARS Tour “Throwback 276” at Hickory August 5th to Honor Short Track Racing’s Past in a Big Way

Mooresville, NC 6/21/17- On August 5th the CARS Tour will “throw it back” to the history of sport and short track racing when the tour visits the famed Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC. The race will feature special “throwback” paint schemes by competitors, traditional priced concession items, and honor several legends of the sport in attendance during a special pre-race presentation courtesy of the Hickory Soup Kitchen.

The historic presence of the event will feature 138 lap green flag races for both the Super Late Models and the Late Model Stocks. The 276 total lap count matches the 1971 and 1972 distances the now named NASCAR Cup Series ran at the .363 mile track. In addition to the race distance; a special red, white, and blue throwback “CARS Tour Late Model Series” logo will be used on all branding, including special CARS Tour official uniforms and various tour merchandise available.

The major partaking in the event will come in the form of special throwback paint schemes that will flashback to racing’s past. Through a special partnership with the following graphic companies several schemes have already been developed. Over the coming days each paint scheme will be released to the public.  

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No Racing This Week at PPMS, Racing Returns July 1

Imperial, PA (June 21) Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will not be in action this weekend, but racing will return to the speedway on Saturday, July 1. Berks/Nickles will present Dollar Dog Night, highlighting Diehl Automotive Driver Autograph Night, a favorite of the race teams and fans alike. During intermission, the race teams will bring their cars on the track, and the fans will get a chance to go on the track and visit with their favorite drivers. On the track, making their annual visit will be the exciting Rick’s Trucks and Equipment BOSS Sprint Series for traditional non-winged sprints. Unlike the pure speed of the winged sprints, the nonwinged variety places a premium on driving ability, and they put on an incredible show on the ultra wide PPMS track. Also in competition will be weekly point racing for the Precise Racing Products RUSH Late Models, Sunoco Sportsman, Super6 Late Models, Miley Truck Rental Hobby Stocks, Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns, and CruiseAmerica Open Fours. The Twin State Auto Racing Club will be guests of the speedway.
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There will not be a racing program at the track on Saturday, July 8. However, the speedway will host the Pittsburgh area portion of national event Lantern Fest. PPMS race fans that wish to attend the event can get a 20 percent discount on tickets by clicking on the following link. https://the-lantern-fest- pittsburgh.eventbrite.com? discount=PPMS20 Use the discount code PPMS20 at checkout.

For all racing programs, the gates open at 5:00 PM, with warm-ups at 6:00 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. Follow us on Facebook at @PAMotorSpeedway or on Twitter at @PAMotorSpeedway for timely information updates. The Twitter account is used extensively on race nights for live updates. Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is located west of the city of Pittsburgh, just south of the Noblestown exit of U.S. Route 22, or 170 Kelso Road in Imperial, PA, for GPS purposes. The track phone is 724-695-3363on race days, or call 412-279-RACE. For complete information including ticket information, please visit the track website at www.ppms.com .
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Marcuccilli Battles Past Davis for Win at Outlaw

Third Different Sportsman Series Central Region Winner in Three Races

DUNDEE, NY – June 20, 2017 – Dave Marcuccilli used the track position a lap 27 restart afforded him and won a side-by-side battle with Ronnie Davis III to claim a victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region Feature at Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday night. Marcucciili’s victory completed a perfect night with a fast time in qualifying and a heat race win. He also became the third different winner in three Sportsman Series Central Region races this season.

The race started with Tyler Thompson and Davis on the front row while Marcuccilli and Nick Guerrerri were in row two. Davis grabbed the early lead while Marcuccilli and Guerrerri engaged in a hard-fought battle.

“I think he was on the outside of me and I didn’t see him there, so I kind of crowded him up a little bit,” Marcuccilli said. “He dove down into one and made a little contact. It is what it is. You get down in there and it gets a little rough. It’s no big deal.”
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Jesse Little Iowa Speedway Race Preview

SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (June 21, 2017) –
The Road Ahead – Jesse Little:
“Iowa Speedway is a track our team has been solid at throughout my career. In my NASCAR K&N Pro Series career we’ve run up front every race and with the success our JJL Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team had at Dover (top-5 qualifying, 14th place finish) we’re on top of our game right now. It’s great to see the gains we’re making in the Truck Series and Iowa gives us another opportunity to show what this team is capable of accomplishing. We’re bringing the same truck we ran at Dover and with backing from Triad CNC and SouthMark Properties we’re going to aim for another strong qualifying run and go after our first top-5 finish in the series.”
Welcome Aboard:
This week JJL Motorsports welcomes Triad CNC and SouthMark Properties as corporate partners for the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Strong Supporter – Mark Chambers, General Manager, Triad CNC:
“In Jesse, we see a driver committed to excellence. We at Triad CNC have the same level of commitment to providing outstanding performance, service and reliability to our customers. It is a privilege to adorn his Toyota Tundra at Iowa
Speedway.”

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Midget Standout Tanner Thorson Set for ARCA Return with Venturini Motorsports and Musselman’s Apple Sauce

Concord, North Carolina (June 21, 2017) – Reigning USAC National Midget Champion Tanner Thorson returns to the seat driving for Venturini Motorsports (VMS) in Friday’s Montgomery Ward 200 at Madison International Speedway.
Thorson, who made his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut last season on the Illinois State Fairground’s dirt-mile, will pilot the team’s No.25 Musselman’s Apple Sauce Toyota for his first series pavement short track event of his career.

Thorson, part of VMS’ Family of Musselman’s drivers, joins Zane Smith, Noah Gragson, Tom Hessert, Raphael Lessard and Christopher Bell to drive the team’s Musselman’s Apple Sauce backed Toyota this season. Continue reading ‘Midget Standout Tanner Thorson Set for ARCA Return with Venturini Motorsports and Musselman’s Apple Sauce’

Coughlin is Going Short Tracking Again in Iowa

DELAWARE, OHIO – Growing up a short tracker means Cody Coughlin has raced at plenty of small tracks throughout the Midwest. As the first driver to ever win the ARCA/CRA Super Series championship and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship in the same year, Coughlin has also won at plenty of races on the short tracks of America.  This weekend, Coughlin will head to a 7/8-mile short track that he’s yet to race on. 

Coughlin will pilot the No. 13 JEGS.com/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing in Fridaynight’s M&M’s 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway. 
 
“I’m really looking forward to Iowa. I love racing short tracks. This is a new one for me, so I’m excited to get there and see what it’s like. I’ve been watching film to try to get ready and studying anything I can use to help me learn Iowa, so we’ll see how it goes on Friday.”

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PASS North Back On Track Friday Night at Lee USA Speedway

NAPLES, ME (June 21) – After a thriller on Sunday afternoon at Speedway 95, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will be back on track Friday night at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire.  Coming into this weekend’s New England Paving Presents The PASS 150, several drivers are in striking distance for the championship, including home state favorite, Derek Griffith.  With a second career PASS North victory under his belt, Griffith currently sits seventh in the standings, less than 100 points behind the leader, Glen Luce.  Griffith’s confidence at Lee USA Speedway has him believing he can make it two wins in-a-row on Friday night.

“Unfortunately, we’ve had terrible luck all season, but I think we turned the corner at Speedway 95,” says Griffith, driver of the LCM Motorsports #12 Chevrolet.  “We have always ran pretty well at Lee.  I got my first PASS win there last year.  It’s like a hometown track for me, I spend a lot of my off days there.  I like coming ‘home’ and seeing all my friends at the track.  It’s always fun.”

Among the contenders, Griffith will have to deal with this weekend is Joe Squeglia, Jr., from nearby Deery.  Squeglia is also the defending winner of the New England Paving Presents The PASS 150 at Lee.  Another strong field is expected for Friday night’s action at Lee USA Speedway including former Oxford 250 winners, Ben Rowe, Glen Luce, and former two-time winner, Travis Benjamin.  Former PASS champions, Johnny Clark and DJ Shaw are also entered, along with Steve Murphy, Todd Stone, Derek Ramstrom, Tracy Gordon, and Garrett Hall, plus Granite State favorite, Joey Polewarcyzk.

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Warrior Division Returning to Thunder Road

Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials have announced today that the Warriors will be returning to the Barre high banks beginning Thursday, July 20as part of Fairpoint Communications Night. The entry-level division previously competed at the track from 2003 through 2011.

A total of six events have been scheduled for the revived division, which will officially be known as the “Road Warriors”. In addition to their July 20opener, the Warriors will be on the card for WDEV/Calkins Night on Thursday, August 3; Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night on Thursday, August 10; Jet Service/Accura Printing Night on Thursday, August 24; and the 39th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic on Sunday, September 3. They will wrap up their season on Saturday, September 30 as part of Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day for the Vermont Milk Bowl.

The Road Warrior division will be for four-cylinder front wheel drive cars, and all equipment apart from safety modifications must remain stock for the vehicle’s make, model, and year. A $600 “Claim” rule, minus select safety equipment, will be in effect and can be invoked at any time. Drivers with extended sanctioned racing experience will not be allowed to compete, and the track will make all decisions regarding eligibility. The full rules are available at www.thunderroadvt.com/rules/.

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$5,000 to Win Ultimate Wingless Shootout this Sunday

Lucas Wolfe, Coleman Gulick Among Expected Entries

WEEDSPORT, NY (June 21, 2017) – Central New York race fans will be served a treat on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway as the ESS and URC will combine for the $5,000 to win Ultimate Wingless Shootout presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM, bringing the best 360 Sprint Car racers in the area together for a special non-wing event on the unique 3/8 mile.

A non-wing test session was held at Weedsport back in late April with racers Chuck and Kelly Hebing and Erik Karlsen taking laps. The sessions provided insight into the exciting action that fans will take in this weekend.

Couple the unique nature of the event, with the fact that Weedsport has yet to get a show into this point due to Mother Nature, and Sunday should prove to be a fantastic night of racing.
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Late Models Part Of Brewerton Speedway Friday, June 23 Race Night

BREWERTON, NY – June 21, 2017 — The exciting Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux RUSH Late Models that compete weekly at the Fulton Speedway will be racing at the Brewerton Speedway this Friday, June 23 on NAPA Auto Parts Night.
 
The Late Models put on some of the most exciting racing you will see coupled with them not being a weekly division at the track, it’s anyone’s guess who will be holding the checkered flag in victory lane.
 
With the Brewerton Speedway’s sister track, the Fulton Speedway having Saturday night June 24 off for high school graduation festivities, fans can still get their need for speed at the “D-Shaped Dirt Demon.”

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Doty’s Day: Outlaws Head to Attica for One-of-a- Kind Event

Attica Raceway Park to host prestige Brad Doty Classic on July 11

CONCORD, N.C. – June 21, 2017 – In the Sprint Car racing world, there are several names that automatically jump out as icons of the sport; Brad Doty is one of those names. When the drivers chasing the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule fill out their calendar for the year, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park jumps off the page. The prestige surrounding the makes the Brad Doty Classic one of those “must win” events. The Outlaws take to the Attica, OH track for a Tuesday night special on July 11.
 
Millersburg, Ohio’s Brad Doty first got his start in Sprint Car Racing in 1977 and in 1982 Doty started running with the World of Outlaws. Although it wasn’t full time, Doty still managed to finish fourth in the point standings and picked up the Rookie of the Year award. The following Spring, Doty picked up his first Outlaws Feature win at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK. Doty followed it up with wins at Eldora and Lincoln to name a few. Doty quickly left his mark on the sport, having won 11 Outlaw events in a short period of time.
 
Doty’s career was cut short in 1988 when he was involved in an accident while racing at the King’s Royal at Eldora leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

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Max Blair Defends Home Turf at McKean County Raceway

Devin Moran and Brandon Sheppard round out the podium

SMETHPORT, P.A.- June 20, 2017- Max Blair defended his home state by maneuvering his way to his first-ever World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series win at McKean County Raceway in Smethport, PA during the Hamlin Lake 50.

The Pennsylvania-native was joined in Victory Lane by a fan club of family and friends who rushed the track for the celebration. After embracing the moment under a shower of confetti, Blair was seemingly at a loss for words trying to describe his first Outlaw win.

“I never would’ve dreamed this would have happened to me,” said Blair. “I don’t even know what to say. I am so pumped up. We destroyed our car a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been working really hard this week to get this thing turned around and ready. We were pretty excited to come here tonight but I didn’t really know what to expect. I can’t believe it. I really can’t.”
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Decker Dashes to Ultimate Outlaw 100 Win at Outlaw Speedway

Second Win of the Season for Unadilla, NY Driver

DUNDEE, NY – June 20, 2017 – Billy Decker used the outside lane to take the lead from Larry Wight on a lap 68 restart and then fended off numerous challenges from reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard over the final 20 laps to win the Ultimate Outlaw 100 at Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday night.
Decker was strong in lapped traffic and had to utilize both the inside and outside lanes over the final 15 laps to get his second victory of the season in the Series’ first visit to the Dundee, NY track since 1990 when it was known as Black Rock Speedway.
“This Paige Trucking car was really good,” Decker said in Victory Lane. “MPR racing works really hard on this thing and gave me a rocketship tonight. We were pretty good putting in some time and then had a really good restart with Larry (Wight). He left me a lane and I got to the lead.”

Kyle Larson leads California podium sweep at Sharon Speedway; second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory

HARTFORD, OH (June 20, 2017) – Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson picked up right where he left off on Monday evening, this time scoring a second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event victory during competition at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, ultimately holding off a pair of California natives for a $5,000 top prize.

Larson, who started sixth on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature grid, wasted no time working his way to the front of the feature field. The pilot of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/No. 57 moved around early leader Rico Abreu on lap four, eventually withstanding multiple waves of traffic, as well as mid-race and late race charges from Abreu and Carson Macedo. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the sixth of Larson’s career with all six occurring during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“It’s really cool to win this race a year after Bryan Clauson won this race. The Clauson family means a lot to me,” Kyle Larson explained. “Paul Silva really made some big improvements tonight. He tried some things in the dash, but we were really slow. He made some more changes and they really worked out. Hats off to Paul. He’s the smartest guy in the pit area.”

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Schatz Outduels Johnson for 11th Victory of Season at Granite City Speedway

Sweet charges from 10th for podium finish
Looking for the clean sweep on the evening, Jason Johnson got the early jump on the 30-lap Feature at Granite City Speedway. Opening up a five-car length lead over the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz. Just shy of the halfway point of the 30-lap race, a yellow flag was displayed for a slowed Ian Madsen who had a flat tire.
On the ensuing restart, Johnson looked like he was going to pick up where he left off, rocketing out to a quick lead over Schatz. As the field made their way down the backstretch, Johnson choose to enter Turn 3 on the top-side, leaving Schatz the bottom.
“[Schatz] just knew what he needed to do to get by me on that restart,” said Jason Johnson. “We had a car just as fast as his.”

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Durocher Joins SK Lites Field

Ethan Durocher of Plainfield, CT will make his SK Light debut Saturday night at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl.

“This season we’re just gonna take the SK Lite out to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, get some seat time, run for Rookie of the Year and hopefully get some top five finishes.”

Durocher hopes to progress in Modified racing and chose the SK Light over a Legend Car.

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Home Team Ready to Battle at 11th Annual Firecracker 100

SARVER, PA – June 20, 2017 – The upcoming 11th annual Firecracker 100 promises to deliver the goods when it comes the cream of the crop among Dirt Late Model’s finest drivers, as it does every year. The star-studded drivers’ list is once again choc-full of big names who have found Victory Lane in the sport’s biggest crown jewels. Many of those have done so on multiple occasions, including recent Dream 100 winner Scott Bloomquist – the only three-time winner of the Firecracker 100 – and two-time winner Jimmy Mars.

And as always, they’ll be among the favorites to take home the lion’s share of the $42,000 of top prize money as well, including the $30,000 winner’s share on Saturday, June 24. Throw in the current stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, including previous winners Shane Clanton and Rick Eckert, and Series points leader Brandon Sheppard, who has two Dirt Track World Championship trophies under his belt, and a big-name, money sweep looks all but certain coming into the festivities.

But the home team might have some other ideas, and the notion that they could make some serious noise on any or all of the nights of racing is not farfetched at all. Three prominent drivers indigenous to the hills and speedways of Western Pennsylvania, who currently call or formerly called Lernerville Speedway their home track will be in action. Points leader Michael Norris and former track champions Alex Ferree and Jared Miley will be looking to make history in front of their home track fans June 22-24. Norris perhaps comes in with the hottest hand, having ended the 2016 campaign on a high note that included his first career start in the World 100 at Eldora Speedway, where he opened the eyes of many that had not seen him before. He backed that performance up with a 10th-place finish at the Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s Motor Speedway in October, and has won three of the first four feature events at Lernerville this season.

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