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Charity Clay Shoot Highlights SCC September Race Weekend

LOUDON, N.H. – The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities had a very successful July, as seven events helped bring in more than $140,000 to benefit children across New England. With five more events planned for the return of NASCAR Race Week next week – Sept. 21-24 – SCC is ready to ensure the holiday season will be a bright one for nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

Each December, the New Hampshire Chapter of SCC distributes grant checks to nonprofit organizations in the region. Since its inception in 2009, the Granite State chapter has raised more than $1.4 million, which has benefited more than 275,000 children across New England.

Here is a look at next week’s schedule of SCC New Hampshire Chapter events:

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Laps for Charity, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For a $30 donation, fans can ride in the Official New Hampshire Motor Speedway Toyota Camry Pace Car or they can drive their own vehicle for three “fast laps” around the 1.058-mile oval.
Participants must be 6 years or older.
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NASCAR Drivers Take Center Stage in 2017 NASCAR Playoffs Campaign

Creative Sets Stage for Dramatic, 10-week Road to the Championship; Fans to Register for Chance to Win New Trucks from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2017) –- As stock car racing’s brightest stars prepare for the grueling, 10-week road to Ford Championship Weekend, NASCAR® is showcasing all the drama and intensity of the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs with a new, integrated marketing campaign.

From the first green flag to the final burnout, the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs campaign will engage fans across platforms with the rigors of the journey, the ferocity of the competition, and the thrill of victory – all from the perspective of the drivers.

Fans can visit the NASCAR Playoffs Leaderboard at NASCAR.com/playoffs and follow NASCAR on social media (#NASCARPlayoffs) for first-hand driver perspectives on navigating “Playoff Road” en route to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19.

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Smithfield Foods Joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Sept. 12, 2017) – Smithfield Foods Inc., a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, announced earlier today it will join Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) as a primary team sponsor beginning in 2018. Details of the agreement, including the driver who will be added to SHR’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018, will be provided at a later date.

“We’re very proud to have Smithfield Foods join the Stewart-Haas Racing family,” said Brett Frood, president, SHR. “Smithfield has activated heavily and successfully within the sport, and we’re honored to be a part of the brand’s forward initiatives and strategy. Although we’re not ready to announce the full details of the program, we look forward to this new endeavor while remaining focused on the upcoming playoffs and putting forth the best effort possible to win more races and contend for another championship.”
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Christopher Bell Pulling Double Duty at Chicago

Seeking Third ARCA Win and First NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Regular-Season Championship

Concord, North Carolina (September 12, 2017) – Current NASCAR Camping Truck Series (NCWTS) points leader Christopher Bell returns to competition with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for Thursday’s SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Bell, owner of four NCWTS victories on the season, returns to Chicago with a full slate of weekend racing taking his talent to the track for double duty action.

In addition to rejoining VMS behind the wheel of the team’s prepared No.25 Musselman’s BIG CUP Apple Sauce / JBL Audio Toyota Camry in a rare Thursday night series feature, the 22-year old Norman, Oklahoma native also looks to wrap up the NCWTS regular-season championship in Friday night’s Chicagoland 225.
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Lots of Loot on the Line for Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – A lot of money will be on the line for the 10th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. And, it’s not all in the feature events!

“The combined purses for the weekend total over $80,000. It’s our way of saying thanks to the teams for supporting us all year. It puts the money in the hands of the teams and the fans get a great show at an affordable price,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Friday, Sept. 15 will feature the championship night for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. The Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will also make the trek northward to compete against the FAST teams with the feature paying $5,000 to win; $1,000 for 10th place; and $500 to start the A-main.
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Transforming the Steel Palace to the Clay Palace

CONCORD, NC – Sept. 11, 2017 – As soon as Oswego Speedway closed its doors on the 2017 season last week, DIRTcar Racing crews began the arduous task of once again taking the historic speedway back to its dirt-racing roots, transforming the Steel Palace to a Clay Palace for Racing’s Biggest Party. For the second straight year, Oswego Speedway will host NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week from October 1- 8, 2017.

This year, officials gained access to the facility two weeks earlier than last year in order to prepare a better racing surface and ensure the best NAPA Super DIRT Week ever.

Last week crews got busy skirting the asphalt with jersey barriers to increase the height of the famous inside steel wall. Then, during the weekend, multiple truckloads of mulch were laid down over the asphalt track to preserve the racing surface, help with necessary drainage, and simplify the impending clean-up process.
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Cunningham Strong at Salem; Sargeant Grabs Third, Lee Ninth in Fall Classicar

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Running within the top-five for the majority of the race, Cunningham Motorsports drivers Shane Lee and Dalton Sargeant completed a strong showing at Salem Speedway Saturday night with a top-five and top-10 finish. Sargeant took home a third-place finish while teammate Lee finished ninth in the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200.

Shane Lee, No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion
Start: 3rd / Finish: 9th

Lee held the third position for the majority of the first half of the race until he moved into fifth 57 laps in to the 200-lap feature.
The first caution fell on lap 68. Lee reported being free all the way through the corner. He came down pit road for new right side General Tires, Sunoco fuel and adjustments.
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Late Race Heartbreak for Teammates Eckes and Hessert at Salem; VMS Newcomer LeMastus Finishes 12th

Concord, North Carolina (September 11, 2017) – The ARAC Racing Series presented by Menards rolled into Salem Speedway for the 102nd all-time track visit for the final short track event of the ’17 season Saturday night under the lights for the Eddie Gilstrap Fall Classic 200.

Featuring a stout driver lineup including six-time series winner, Tom Hessert, rookie standout, Christian Eckes, and VMS newcomer Bo LeMastus, the team returned to familiar territory seeking short track supremacy.

Stacked with a strong field for the Fall Classic the duo of Eckes and Hessert flexed their muscle early before both drivers ended up suffering catastrophic issues ending their nights before the checkered flag waved.
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Bradford USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Race Results

Krawiec Wins at Bear Ridge

Bradford, VT……..Joe Krawiec of Bristol, Conn. won Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Speed2 DMA Midgte race at Bear Ridge Speedwya. He led the final 14 laps after passing Manny Dias on lap 12. Seth Carlson finished second, ahead of Dean Christensen, Adam Whitney and Derek O’Hearn.

USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 9, 2017 – Bradford, Vermont – Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Manny Dias (#42 Dias), 2. Will Hull (#3 Matczak), 3. Joe Krawiec (#1b Miller), 4. Shilo Boyce (#10 Haskell), 5. Bobby White (#68 White), 6. Robert Spino (#64 Spino). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Seth Carlson (#2 Matczak), 2. Derek O’Hearn (#5 Matczak), 3. Dean Christensen (#69 Miller), 4. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 5. Jeff Horn (#A1 Mossman), 6. Mark Cole (#6x Cole). NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Joe Krawiec, 2. Seth Carlson, 3. Dean Christensen, 4. Adam Whitney, 5. Derek O’Hearn, 6. Manny Dias, 7. Will Hull, 8. Jeff Horn, 9. Mark Cole, 10. Shilo Boyce, 11. Robert Spino. NT

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Lance Dewease Scores Richest Payday in Port Royal Speedway History

PORT ROYAL, PA (September 9, 2017) – Ending a perfect weekend for the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native, Lance Dewease scored the richest payday in the history of Port Royal Speedway on Saturday evening, dominating 44 of 50 circuits around the Juniata County Fairgrounds “Speed Palace” to claim the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000.

Dewease, now with an unprecedented six Tuscarora 50 titles, started sixth on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event grid, taking command officially on lap seven over Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith and Central Pennsylvania hotshot, Danny Dietrich. Despite a competition yellow during the midpoint of the 50-lapper, Dewease remained flawless during his campaign at the top of the running order, crossing under the final checkers nearly four seconds ahead of Smith, Brock Zearfoss, a hard-charging Lucas Wolfe, and the “Madman” Kerry Madsen.

“I know how to run this place for 50 laps,” Lance Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “We didn’t push it real hard at the beginning just because I didn’t want to overheat my left rear. I probably could have ran a little faster, but I didn’t want to yet. This is all about this team right now. We have a 16-race-old motor in here. It’s the ‘little engine that can.’ My team works their butts off every time we show up to race. It’s definitely hard work that gets us here.”

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Christopher, Reen, Rufrano, Fearn, & Walker Score First Responders Appreciation Night Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with a First Responders Appreciation Night that recognized Fire, Police, EMS, and all First Responder personnel.  Taking down weekly feature wins on the night were Ted Christopher in the SK Modified® feature, Glen Reen in the Late Model feature, Marcello Rufrano in the SK Light feature, Alexandra Fearn in the Ltd. Late Model feature, and Johnny Walker in the DARE Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Glen Reen made a 3-wide move at the front of the field to take the lead but a crash on the backstretch involving Mike Christopher, Jr., Tyler Hines, and Todd Owen brought the caution out before a lap could be completed.

On the restart, Reen’s car didn’t come up to speed, which bottlenecked the entire outside line as Stephen Kopcik took the lead with Chase Dowling, Keith Rocco, Eric Berndt, and Ted Christopher lined up behind him.  The caution came back out with 3 laps complete for a spin on the backstretch by Tommy Membrino, Jr. and Payton Henry.

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Glenn Griswold Goes from the Sidelines to NAPA Victory Lane at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — Prior to the start of the 2017 season, Stafford SK Light driver Glenn Griswold had no plans to be racing.  Enter car owner Ed Chicoski, who originally contacted Griswold to ask how he could help Chicoski land behind the wheel of a car for the 2017 season.  After Chicoski bought a car that Griswold put together for him to drive, Chicoski went out and bought a second car.  Originally meant to be a backup to his #45 machine, that second car became the #60 car that Griswold has piloted all season long.

“Ed Chicoski owns [the #45 and #60 cars] and I’m the lucky guy that gets to drive his backup car,” said Griswold.  “Ed was looking to drive a car and he called me over the winter and asked me what I could do to help get him in a car.  I told him that I didn’t own a car and if he wanted to buy a car, I’d work on it for him.  Ed purchased Josh Galvin’s #13 car over the winter and I put it together.  Right before the season started, Ed said let’s get another car so he bought the #77 car that was run at Stafford by Anthony Massaro back in 2011 and 2012 and we put that together.  Originally I wasn’t going to be racing at all this season.  When Ed bought the #60 car, that gave me the opportunity to run some shows.”

After not having a ride lined up, Griswold has made the most of his opportunity behind the wheel of the #60 Precision Mechanical Chevrolet.  Griswold recorded back to back third place finishes in early June and he was as high as second in the points at the end of June.  A series of bad finishes in July plus a wreck that sidelined him for a race has dropped Griswold out of championship contention but he is still in the top-10 in the standings and any misfortunes during the season were washed away this past Friday night when Griswold drove the #60 into NAPA Victory Lane for his first SK Light win at Stafford since 2014.

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Tom Fearn Facing Uphill Climb to Win 2nd Consecutive Championship

Stafford Springs, CT — After winning 10 races and coming up short of a Late Model title in 2015, Tom Fearn came back and won 7 races last season and claimed the Late Model championship in 2016.  Fearn and the #92 King Ward Coach Lines team are once again in the thick of the Late Model championship chase, entering the final 4 races of the 2017 season sitting third in the points, 20 points behind Glen Reen.  With four races left, Fearn needs to make up a total of 10 positions over leader Glen Reen.

“The only thing we can do is go out and try to win every one of them,” said Fearn.  “If you break it down, 4 races, 5 points a race, you need to make up 6 points a race or three spots.  It can be done but the likelihood isn’t that great.  Not that we’re not going to try.  We have a game plan with things like tire strategy and what we have to do going into things and we’ll see how things go from there.  We’d just like to have a chance at it come the Fall Final.  I think we made up 8 points last Friday night and if we can keep on doing that, it would be good for us.  You don’t wish anything bad on anyone else, but it’s probably going to take a bad night for the guys ahead of us to get back into position.  It’s tough to try to finish ahead of someone every week but we’ll come out with guns loaded and try to win.  If we have a little luck we can get right back in the thick of it come the Fall Final and make things really exciting.”

If anything, Fearn certainly has experience on his side.  Fearn has 7 career track championships to his name and he has also been the winningest Late Model driver at Stafford over the past 3 seasons with a total of 20 feature wins.  If Fearn could change one thing about his current points situation, he would prefer to be leading the standings rather than chasing the drivers who are in front of him.

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Ronnie Williams Looking for Strong Finish to SK Modified® Campaign at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — With only 4 races left in the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at Stafford, drivers are angling to position themselves to make a run for the track championships.  One driver in such a situation is Ronnie Williams, driver of the #49 Advice One SK Modified®.  Williams enters the final 4-race stretch currently second in the points standings, 10 points behind Chase Dowling.

“I would say the season has been pretty consistent,” said Williams.  “We haven’t had the fastest car at times but we definitely haven’t had the slowest.  We’ve kept ourselves in contention.  Chase has been fast and of course, Teddy has been quick and we’re ahead of Teddy in the points and Chase is only a short distance away from us.  We could definitely be in a better position than we are now even though we’re not in a bad position, 10 points is almost nothing and there’s a lot of racing left to go.”

With 4 races left in the season, Williams can’t afford to be conservative in his race approach as there is only a 38 point spread, or 16 positions on the track, between the top-6 drivers in the SK Modified® standings.  Williams and Keith Rocco are tied for second, 10 points behind, Ted Christopher is 24 points behind in fourth, Rowan Pennink is 28 points behind in fifth, and Todd Owen is sixth, 38 points behind.  With such a close spread, one bad night could spell doom for one of the championship hopefuls.

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Christian Eckes Seeking Spotlight in Final ARCA Season Start at Salem Speedway

Concord, North Carolina (September 7, 2017) – Sixteen-year-old rookie Christian Eckes will make his tenth and final ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start of the season in Saturday’s Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200 at Salem Speedway.

“We had a good run here in the spring race – led a bunch of laps and gained a ton of experience,” said Eckes. “Winning is never easy especially when you come to a place like Salem. Pit strategy and conserving your stuff is key. Salem’s rough surface is tough on these General Tires – we saw the drastic drop-off earlier in the year on those long green flag runs – the guys who guess right and have tires at the end have got the best shot.”

Driving a partial season behind the wheel of his Venturini Motorsports prepared No.15 New York Bus Sales Toyota, Eckes has produced – quietly emerging as one of the series brightest newcomers leading 274-laps and posting an impressive 5.8 finishing average in nine season starts. Eckes has twice finished second (Elko Speedway and Winchester Speedway) and has strung together nine consecutive top-10 finishes.

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The Great Outdoors RV Superstore Joins NAPA Super DIRT Week as Title Sponsor of the DIRTcar 358 Modified Championship

The Great Outdoors RV 150 to be run Saturday, Oct. 7 at Oswego Speedway

CONCORD, NC – Sept. 7, 2017 – DIRTcar Racing is pleased to welcome The Great Outdoors RV Superstore of Central NY as title sponsor of the 46th annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 358 Modified championship feature at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 7, now called The Great Outdoors RV 150.

The Great Outdoors has provided CNY with their recreational needs for 29years with locations in Fulton, Brewerton and in the Fingerlakes Mall next to Bass Pro. The Great Outdoors RV Superstore is CNY’s premier and most complete RV dealership, offering over 15 of America’s most popular brands of RVs from top manufacturers like Keystone, Forest River and Gulfstream.

“NAPA Super DIRT Week is synonymous with camping and great racing,” said Bill Clark, President of The Great Outdoors RV Superstore. “We’re excited to be a part of Racing’s Biggest Party, sponsoring the 358 Modified championship. We have the largest selection of RVs in the area, we take pride in our quality service and customer satisfaction, so I hope that DIRTcar Racing fans take advantage of our close proximity and come check out what we have to offer.”
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NASCAR Champions to be Decided Saturday at Grandview Speedway

47th Annual Freedom 76 in Honor of Bruce Rogers September 16th

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 7, 2017 . . . One of the most competitive seasons in track history will go into the record books this Saturday when WNPV-AM Radio presents Champion’s Night at Grandview Speedway.

The TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be seen in two 30-lap features while the Sportsman will top off their part of the night of action with a 25 lap feature and the BRC Late Models will finish their season with a 20 lap feature race. A full series of qualifying action will be presented in each division.

Currently point leader Craig VonDohren will be trying to take home his 10th championship while Jeff Strunk is going for his 11th title. Duane Howard, on a hot streak right now with a couple of big wins at other area tracks, will be looking to take a sixth track title. Both Mike Gular and Doug Manmiller are in the title hunt as they look for their first title. Only VonDohren, Strunk and Howard have been able to win Modified titles at Grandview since Terry Meitzler took the title in 1999.

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Jason Johnson Scores Willamette Victory in Lapped Traffic

Event Cancellation: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Duck River Raceway Park

TULSA, Okla. (September 6, 2017) Events slated for Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn. have been removed from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network lineup.

A change in management has spurred the cancellation. The event will remain as a Regional event with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

“We were looking forward to going to a new facility, but we understand that things happen and plans change. Hopefully, we can get something together for the 2018 season,” stated ASCS National Director, Matt Ward.

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Bouc Captures his Third Win of the Year while Pauch Claims the 358 Modified Title at New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ (September 6, 2017) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Championship Night presented by the Flemington Family of Dealerships, Danny Bouc captured his third 358 Modified feature of the year while Billy Pauch, Jr. claimed the 358 Modified title. Billy Osmun, III won the Hammer Sportsman feature and championship. The Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event was won by the 2017 champion, Ryan Godown. Ryan Simmons scored the victory in the Crate Modified feature and Tommy Tanner took home the division championship. Bill Liedtka wrapped up the Street Stock title by winning the feature.

As the 30-lap 358 Modified feature got underway, John Pakenham motored to the lead with Bryan Kuhl and John McClelland in his tracks. McClelland was quickly on the move and slipped into the runner-up spot with three circuits completed. On the fifth lap, Billy Pauch, Jr. ascended into third and Danny Bouc climbed into fourth just before the only yellow flag of the contest waved for a multi-car tangle. When action resumed, Pakenham remained in control but Bouc raced into second with McClelland, Ryan Godown and Pauch, Jr. next in line. Quickly, Bouc began to pressure Pakenham for the lead and took command of the contest on lap seven. On the next circuit, McClelland raced into the runner-up spot with Godown advancing into third. On lap nine, Pauch, Jr. passed Pakenham to gain fourth place. By the halfway point, Bouc was still on top with McClelland closing and Godown, Pauch, Jr and David VanHorn trying to track down the leader. With ten laps to go, Bouc’s
advantage was only a quarter of a straightaway over McClelland as the top two were approaching the back end of the field. By lap twenty-seven, Bouc was beginning to lap some competitors to put some distance between him and McClelland. When the checkered flag waved, it was Bouc in front of the pack for his second consecutive feature win and his third victory of 2017.

McClelland’s strong run resulted in a second place finish. Third spot went to Godown. By completing the race in fourth, Billy Pauch, Jr. was able to secure his first 358 Modified championship at New Egypt Speedway. Fifth was taken by David VanHorn. Bouc and PJ Oliver were victorious in the 358 Modified heat races.

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Hallstrom Earns Rookie of the Year Award and Championship Runner Up at Devil’s Bowl

Inside Line Promotions – WEST HAVEN, Vt. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Evan Hallstrom ended his rookie season strong, earning three more top fives during the final two weekends of the season to capture the Rookie of the Year Award and the runner-up position in the championship standings at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Two weeks ago Hallstrom and the Hallstrom Motorsports team took to the half-mile asphalt oval for the final points night of the season, which featured two 25-lap feature events.

“We made several good practice laps before the race to get the car dialed in for the night’s twin-25 races,” he said. “The car was really, really good. We only made a small adjustment before the heat races and feature events.”

In the first feature, Hallstrom scored a third-place finish.

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Format and Purse Details for 7th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Released

TULSA, Okla. (September 6, 2017) A crown jewel event for the world of Sprint Car racing, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set to enter its seventh year on September 21-23, 2107 with another top prize of $10,000 on the line for the very best the American Sprint Car Series has to offer.
Expanding to three days in 2016, the field of 68 drivers from 14 states and two countries took part in the three-day affair at Lucas Oil Speedway with Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson winning a thriller over Sammy Swindell.
For the 2017 edition, the format will again see drivers racing all three days with a couple small changes. Where the 2016 edition saw a complete start over on Saturday with only the top-eight in event points locked in, Thursday and Friday’s event points will now count for Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday with the top-two from each going to make up rows five through eight in the A-Feature. Event points will also put more emphasis on the A-Mains each night.

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Carrera Cup Launches Endurance Cup at Sandown

Porsche series starts season of endurance at Sandown

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia prepares for one of the longest single driver races in the series’ history at Sandown Raceway next weekend with the launch of the inaugural Endurance Cup.

As the Supercars Championship kick starts its season of endurance, the Porsche series begins the 2017 Endurance Cup, which will see one long-distance race held at each at its Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast rounds.

Following two 14-lap sprint races on Saturday at Sandown, Carrera Cup will embark on a longer 25-lap, 77.5km endurance style third race on Sunday which, should it last the distance, will become the second longest race in the series’ history.

Only one Carrera Cup Australia race has ever surpassed the scheduled 77.5km Endurance Cup opener in length: In 2004, Carrera Cup held a Friday night 20-lapper on the 4.47km Gold Coast ‘Indy’ circuit, with eventual champion Alex Davison claiming victory under lights in the 89.4km race.

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33rd Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout Pre-Entry Opens September 26

TULSA, Okla. (September 6, 2017) Calls are already starting to roll in as teams make their plans for Tulsa and the 33rd annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout, happening Thursday, December 28, 2017 through Sunday, December 31, 2017.
While the first loads of clay won’t hit the floor of the River Spirit Expo Center for nearly three months, early entries for the Mecca of Micros will open on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and runs through WednesdayDecember 6, 2017 at $100 per entry. Following that, the entry price goes to $120 and closes on Tuesday, December 19. Following that, any new entries must be turned in on Wednesday, December 27, 2017during move-in.
Teams can enter by phone at (918) 838-3777, by Fax to (918) 836-5517, by mail to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112, or online at http://www.tulsashootout.com via the MyRacePass.com portal.
At the same time early entries open, the list for early parking will also open.

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Tony Stewart’s All Stars will Battle for 50K during Historic Tuscarora 50 Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 6, 2017) – Awarding an unprecedented 50K payday in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make the journey to Port Royal, Pennsylvania, during the upcoming weekend, joining the acclaimed Pennsylvania Posse for the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50. Set to headline competition at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday evening, September 9, the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 will go 50 laps in distance, awarding an unmatched $50,000-to-win/$900-to-start; “the biggest sprint car race in the history of Port Royal Speedway.”

“We’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a long time,” Ryan Smith explained, a full-time Arctic Cat All Star traveler who calls Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, home. “One can only expect a competitive field of cars all weekend. Fortunately, we’ve had some success at Port Royal Speedway in the past. We hope to put ourselves in similar position this weekend and compete for the $50,000. An Arctic Cat All Star win in Central Pennsylvania would be very special.”

In conjunction with the 163rd Juniata County Fair, Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway will kick start officially for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday evening, September 8. The 30-lap, Night Before The 50 preliminary will award a $5,000 winner’s share, as well as a minimum of $500 to each starter.
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Pennink Rolls to Stafford Victory

Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, September 1,2017

The annual Stafford VMRS 80 drew a full field of potent Valenti Modified Racing Series competitors and when three heats and a consi was completed the field was set for a highly competitive event.

Dave Ethridge (Portland, CT) led from the pole for the first 58 laps until Rowan Pennink (Huntingdon Valley, PA) took over after a restart and went on to a highly contested victory. The 2013 VMRS champion took down his first MRS victory of the year and second series win at Stafford putting him 5th on the all time win list.

Keith Rocco (Berlin, CT) ran in the top five all race long and made a late race charge for the win but came up 0.608 seconds short behind Pennink on a green white checkered finish.

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Star Classic 100 Up Next for Granite State Pro Stocks

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series has just three races remaining on the 2017 championship schedule and the battle for the title is heating up heading for Star Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday night.

The GSPSS will be part of the annual Star Classic weekend, which is a two-day show that also includes the International Supermodified Association (ISMA). The GSPSS will compete in a 100-lap feature event on the slightly banked asphalt oval in Epping, N.H.

PLACE: Star Speedway, Epping, N.H.

DATE: September 8th-9th, 2017

TIME: 6 p.m. on Saturday night for the Star 100

GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks

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Utica-Rome Speedway Changing Weekly Headline Division for 2018 and Beyond

VERNON, NY – After much discussion and deliberation the Utica-Rome Speedway is going back to the past to help improve the future. Bill and Kim Shea at the Utica-Rome have decided it’s time to make a change to the weekly headline division at the speedway for 2018 at beyond.

In conjunction with the move by John Wight at the Fulton Speedway, Utica-Rome Speedway’s headline division next season will be the DIRTcar 358-Modfieds. The two facilities have a long history of sanctioning weekly racing for the small-block Modifieds and in 2018 they will return as the headline division at both facilities.

Utica-Rome Speedway was a DIRTcar 358-Modified sanctioned facility in 1986, then again from 1999 until 2004 before opening the division up for big-blocks to compete. Todd Burley holds the most wins in the DIRTcar 358-Modified division with 18 career. Stewart Friesen was the final track champion in 2004.

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Tremont Claims Eighth Devil’s Bowl Speedway Championship in Wild Stove Depot 100

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. needed a good bit of luck and circumstance to help him win his eighth track championship at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and he got both to fall his way on Labor Day.  After an early crash, the West Sand Lake, N.Y., driver dug himself out of a hole to win a wild, gloves-off finale and clinch the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified title over Tim LaDuc.  Four other champions were also crowned at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl: Lacey Hanson, Chris Murray, Chris Charbonneau, and Austin Chaves.

Tremont and LaDuc entered the final point-counting event just five points apart at the top of standings; LaDuc cut the lead to four points after qualifying heats.  Although they finished 1-2 in The Stove Depot 100 later in the evening, things were not easy for either driver.  While LaDuc ran strong early, Tremont’s iconic No. 115 car spent the majority of the main event playing catch-up.  Tremont crashed twice in the early going, forcing him to pit road during a caution period.  When he joined the field for the restart, Tremont was mired in 20th-place and stayed stuck in traffic for several laps.

Randy Howe and Jimmy Ryan both had very strong cars in the first half of the race being falling out; Howe led the first 33 laps, and Ryan paced the field for 16 circuits, each stretching out to substantial leads.  Adam Pierson – making just his second Devil’s Bowl start of the season – took the lead at the halfway mark.  With 64 laps complete, close-quarters racing and no shortage of contact among the lead pack opened the bottom lane momentarily, and the charging Tremont zoomed from sixth place into the lead in the blink of an eye, sending the crowd into hysterics.

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Rossi Wins at Watkins Glen as Championship Tightens

WATKINS GLEN, New York (Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017) – Alexander Rossi completed a dream weekend with a win in the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. Josef Newgarden endured a nightmare incident in the race that leaves the Verizon IndyCar Series championship battle wide open for the 12th straight year heading to the season finale.

Rossi won the 60-lap race at iconic Watkins Glen International from the pole position on the same weekend it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport next season in a multi-year deal along with sponsor NAPA Auto Parts. The 25-year-old Californian led a race-high 32 laps and drove the No. 98 NAPA Auto Parts/Curb Honda across the finish line 0.9514 of a second ahead of four-time Watkins Glen winner Scott Dixon.

INDYCAR GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN: Box score

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