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Colton Hardy Dominates ASCS Southwest at Central Arizona Speedway

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (March 25, 2016) Leading start to finish with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Saturday night, Colton Hardy laid down a dominating performance for his first victory of the 2017 season, and third overall with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Despite three attempts to get rolling due to crashes, of which everyone walked away from, the race finally began nose to tail with Hardy pacing the field to green.

Taking off with the point, Colton would find traffic just past the feature’s half-way point. With Rick Ziehl running second, the difference between the pair was never under two seconds before clearing the slower machines. With clean air to his advantage, Colton would go on to win by 6.729 seconds for his first ASCS sanctioned win at the Central Arizona Speedway.

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Craig Prevails in Wild PASS Super Late Model Return to Orange County

ROUGEMONT, NC (March 25) – Matt Craig came out on top of a controversial last lap battle that saw both he and third finisher Preston Peltier slap the wall to win the 10th Running of the Orange Blossom Special on Saturday night at Orange County Speedway.  Craig’s second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win also guarantees him a starting spot in the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine.

“Our car was really good, but we got really loose when it was time to go,” said Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54.  “I’ve raced with Preston [Peltier] for a long time and I knew if I would have stayed on the outside on the last lap, it wouldn’t have been any different than what I did.  I don’t feel bad about it.  He’s raced me dirty and I’ve raced him dirty, that’s how we get along.”

For Peltier, with the chance to end a nearly two-year winless drought in PASS dating back to the 2015 Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, coming up short was a hard pill to swallow.

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Davison Wins, McConville and Grove Claim Albert Park Honours

McConville, Grove win round two at Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Alex Davison has overcome a slow start to his Albert Park campaign to claim his first win of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season in Sunday’s race four, while Cam McConville and Stephen Grove were the ultimate round winners at the popular Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix event.

Starting on pole position, McConville took the early race lead however Davison gained the upper hand on lap four, moving through to the lead of the race and ultimately claimed the race win – his 45th Carrera Cup victory and 12th at the Albert Park circuit.

Davison struggled earlier in the weekend after a poor qualifying performance, however he was happy to show his true pace and eventually finish on the round podium.

“Obviously we had some work to do after a poor qualifying, which was disappointing because I knew eighth place didn’t reflect our true pace. I tried to battle through the first two races without taking too many risks and luckily got myself onto the front row for the last race. The car was pretty quick in the opening two races however, for the last two races, the car was the best 991 GT3 Cup car I’ve ever driven,” said Davison.

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Battleground Glory Goes to Tommy Bryant with ASCS Gulf South Region

HIGHLANDS, Texas (March 25, 2017) For the 12th time in his career, Tommy Bryant raced his way into Victory Lane with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region with his first ASCS score at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas this past Saturday night behind the wheel of the SawBlade.com No. 28.

Taking the green from inside the second row, Bryant was ultimately chased to the finish by Travis Rilat who charged forward from the ninth position in the ShopTheBoss.com No. 29.

Ray Allen Kulhanek garnered the final podium step in the Big Bass Tours No. 21t with Scottie McDonald from seventh to fourth. Zane Lawrence completed the top-five.

John Pate was sixth with Caleb Martin from 13th to seventh. Dustin Gates, Chris Sweeney, and Randy Allen made up the top-ten.

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series I-30 Event Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain

Series Next Stop: LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX on Sunday, March 26

LITTLE ROCK, AR- March 25, 2017- Due to a night of heavy rain hitting Little Rock, AR the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series event has been canceled.

“We, unfortunately, got too much rain last night and we are not going to have enough time today to dry out the pit area and we don’t want to have to tow rigs in-and-out,” said Tracey Clay, I-30 Speedway Promoter. “The track would be a little swampy but it would be bad-fast and a great race but we just don’t have enough time today to dry out the pits.”

The Series and the track are looking at potential future dates to reschedule the event. Any updated information regarding this event will be posted to the Late Model Series website as well as on I-30 Speedway’s website.

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Brandon Sheppard Wins at Whynot Motorsports Park

Donald Bradsher Lands First Career Quick Time

MERIDIAN, MS- March 25, 2017- The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series visited Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS for the first time ever on March 24. A total of 45 Late Models appeared on the scene to test their luck and their skill at the House of Hook but it was ultimately Brandon Sheppard who took the checkers in the 50-lap feature and claimed his first Series win of the 2017 season.

Sheppard showed how consistent he and his Rocket crew will be this season as he placed fourth in qualifying and won his heat. Sheppard also struck a little bit of luck during the redraw as he pulled out wrench number one from the Craftsman tool box.

“I got to thank Mark [Richards] and all of the guys at Rocket for making this happen for me,” said Sheppard. “This is an awesome team and I am really excited for the rest of the year.”

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Helms Passes Shaffer Late for 1st Career Attica Sprint Win

ATTICA, Ohio – Caleb Helms has overcome a lot of adversity and bad luck in his young sprint car driving career. On Friday, March 24, everything fell into place for the 25-year-old third generation driver as he passed veteran Tim Shaffer with just eight laps remaining to score his first career 410 sprint car feature win in front of a capacity crowd at the season opener for Attica Raceway Park.

Helms, from Findlay, Ohio, seemed content to cruise in second the first 21 laps of the 30-lap feature before executing a perfect slider on Shaffer entering turn three to take the lead. He worked his way around traffic to score his first career Hammer Pallets 410 Sprint Division win on Construction Equipment and Supply Night.

“This has been like 10 years coming. My dad always said it would be like real easy when it did come…it wasn’t that easy. My guys…Andy Potter, my dad and my grandpa…they just gave me the best car. I couldn’t do nothing but drive it up front. It was pretty awesome. It’s great to start the season out with a win. Attica has some of the best local competition there is. To see a four heat show tonight was pretty awesome. Thank you fans for coming out. I have to thank Gressman Power Sports and Ferguson Water Works and Big Jerk and Tommy Tire and Helms and Sons Excavating. I have to thank my wife and son for being here to night,” Helms said.

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McConville Claims Maiden Win in Hard-fought Race Three

McConville and Grove take Saturday victories at Albert Park

Cam McConville has added his name to the list of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia race winners following an impressive performance in Saturday’s race three at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, while Stephen Grove continued his TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge winning streak.

Starting third on the grid, McConville moved by Andre Heimgartner to place second by the opening corner before taking the race lead from Nick McBride moments later at turn nine.

From there, McConville built an unassailable lead to claim his first race win in the Porsche championship, moving him to third in the standings.

“I’m absolutely stoked with my first Carrera Cup win, particularly for the Zagame Motorsport team. Putting this team together was relatively last minute; we started back in November so to get a race win in round two is amazing. This championship is all about the first three laps and the car was great so I took advantage while I could,” said McConville.

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Coughlin Visits Toyota Headquarters to Thank Employees

TORRANCE, CA – In racing it is common for teams, drivers and fans to use the saying, “support those who support you.”  On Thursday, that’s what Cody Coughlin did as he joined the entire Toyota Racing family of drivers from NASCAR to drag racing to rally racing at Toyota’s National Headquarters in Torrance, California for Toyota Motorsports Day.

Coughlin attended the event with his ThorSport Racing teammates to thank the employees of Toyota with an autograph session at Toyota’s headquarters.
 
It was also a chance for Coughlin and his teammates to learn about the business side of Toyota as Bob Carter, the Vice President of Sales for Toyota Motors North America gave a presentation. Continue reading ‘Coughlin Visits Toyota Headquarters to Thank Employees’

Max Zachem Looking to Drink the Milk at NAPA Spring Sizzler®

Stafford Springs, CT — The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth-place finish.  Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday, April 30.  Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish in all four Stafford races last season, Zachem is confident that he can get a top-5 finish or even a win in the prestigious Sizzler®.

“Stafford is one of my hardest tracks,” said Zachem.  “I think we can improve on our finishes at Stafford this season and be in the top-5 in each race.  Steve Lemay, who was Bobby Santos’ crew chief, has come on board with us and he’s been a great help with my driving and the car setups.   Everything as a whole package has made the race team that much better.  I think we can get a top-5 finish or even drink some milk in victory lane.  We have a shot for it, I believe our team is the best it’s ever been, and we’ll have something to show to everyone this year.”

Zachem began last season with a pair of career-best second place finishes and he parlayed that early season momentum into a 5th place finish in the points standings in only his second full season on the Modified Tour.  Zachem is looking to replicate that early season momentum this season while being more consistent with his race finishes to make a run at the championship.

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Rowan Pennink in Search of History, 3rd Consecutive SK Modified® Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — When the green flag falls on the 2017 SK Modified® season at Stafford Motor Speedway, Huntingdon Valley, PA native, Rowan Pennink, will be looking to make history behind the wheel of the Bob Hitchcock and Kelly Iverson owned #99 Independent Wheel machine.  Pennink is the two-time defending SK Modified® track champion at Stafford, no modified driver has ever won three consecutive track titles.  Before Pennink, there have been 7 back to back champions: Bill Wimble (’64-’65), Geoff Bodine (’77-’78), Richie Evans (’80-’81), Jerry Pearl (’84-’85), Mike Christopher (’89-’90), Bob Potter (’91-92, ’94-95) and Ted Christopher (’00-’01).  Only three drivers in the history of Stafford have ever won three consecutive track titles; Late Model drivers Phil Rondeau (’87-’89) and Ryan Posocco (’03-’05) and DARE Stock driver Norm Sears (’06-’08).

“We haven’t talked about it yet,” said Pennink.  “Obviously that’s what we’re coming back to do this year and it would be awesome if we could win the championship again this year.  It would mean a ton for us.  It would be a huge honor to have that happen and Stafford is my favorite place to go racing every Friday night.  I started off a long time ago racing modifieds at Stafford and not only myself as a driver but the 99 team also, we’ve both come a long way and the goal is another championship.  This will be my fifth year running for Bob and Kelly and it’s been four years and two championships together.”

Pennink began driving for the #99 team back in 2013 and the combination looked to be destined for great things as they won in only their third race together.  In racing, sometimes as quickly as you get to the top you can be relegated right back down and that’s what happened to Pennink and the #99 team as they went 22 races between the 2013 and 2014 seasons before finding themselves back in NAPA Victory Lane for a second time by taking the checkered flag in the inaugural NAPA SK 5k race.  Things have really taken off since that second win, with the Pennink/99 team combination recording an astounding 18 wins in 49 starts, which works out to a winning percentage of 37%, and back to back championships.

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Haas F1 Team: Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Recap

Overview
Event:  Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix (Round 1 of 20)
Date:  Saturday, March 25
Location:  Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne
Layout:  5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile), 16-turn circuit
Weather:  Partly sunny
Air Temps:  28.3-29.7 degrees Celsius (82.9-85.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps:  31.8-35.1 degrees Celsius (89.2-95.2 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner:  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes (1:22.188 – new track record)
Result:  Romain Grosjean qualified 6th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 17th

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Weather Forces Chowchilla Cancellation

Chowchilla, CA — Adverse weather forecasts have forced cancellation of Sunday’s scheduled USAC Speed2 Western US Midget race at Chowchilla Speedway. The Speed2 Western US Midgets now head for a pavement race April 1 at Madera, CA while the dirt series resumes April 8 at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.

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Defending Winner C.J. Leary Aims for Repeat Success in April 2nd Sumar Classic at Terre Haute

In May of 1997, back when C.J. Leary was just a year old, the Leary family reached USAC Silver Crown victory lane for the first time.

Chuck Leary, C.J.’s father, scored a prestigious win in the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for his first and only career USAC National triumph. It may have just been a single victory, but oh, what a victory it was in the most-storied race on the series’ calendar.

Zip forward nearly two decades later and the setting is slightly different, just a tad less than an hour and a half drive to the west from the Indy Mile to the Terre Haute Action Track where the Leary Construction No. 30 once again raced its way into the record books, this time with C.J., as he joined his dad as the first father/son duo to capture USAC Silver Crown series wins in their careers.

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Bloom Hopes to Repeat Past Hickory Success

HOLLY, Mich. — Former Hickory Motor Speedway winner and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom will head back south and try to duplicate his past success during the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season-opening Southern Shootout on April 21-22.

The Southern Shootout will pit the new Must See South division against teams from the Must See North division and across the country, with the North taking on the South and the 410s doing battle against the 306s.

Must See Racing’s 2017 season opens at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway on April 21 and moves to Hickory the following night.

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NWMT: Guerin Excited by Team’s Performance

BJ Guerin’s goals are off to a good start. Guerin is the Product Specialist and Education in Motorsports at Starrett. Starrett’s cars finished first and eleventh at the season opener at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway Saturday night. Guerin noted the additional cars in the field after NASCAR merged the Whelen Modified Tours.

The Flamingo Motorsports team coached Solomito on lap times to save tires on the abrasive half mile. Teams were limited to 4 tires. Crashes on a pair of late race restarts eliminated a number of cars. Mitee-Bite Products is an associate sponsor on Solomito’s No. 16. The Roush Yates Engines partner makes clamps.

“A lot of people had great game plans last night and we were fortunate the 16 car had a better game plan than everybody else,” Guerin said.

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Top-15 Locked in for Stafford Speedway’s May 26th Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night

Stafford Springs, CT — Excitement continues to build for the Inaugural Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Modifiedz Night at Stafford Speedway slated for Friday, May 26th.  The SK Light Modified division will headline the event with a 40-lap feature boasting a purse of over $10,000.  To be eligible for the event drivers will be required to compete in a minimum of 2 of the first 4 SK Light events of 2017 at Stafford. 

“One of our concerns with a big show is an outside team coming in for the one show, getting 6 tires in their inventory because they are new (per rule 20E-10.8 TIRES) and getting an advantage over the weekly guys,” explained Mark Arute, Stafford Speedway General Manager.  “The two race event requirement prevents this issue and protects the weekly teams.”

Additionally the top-15 in the Stafford SK Light point standings on May 21st will be locked in to the 40-lap feature.

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Grandview Practice Postponed and Reset for Saturday, April 1st

Weather Creates Conditions that just Do Not Allow for Scheduled Practice at Grandview
New Schedule Put in Place to Kick Off the 55th Season at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 24, 2017 — Despite all the efforts being made to be able to get the 2017 season started with a free-to-the-public practice session at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, Ma Nature has helped create different plans.

“Practice is postponed for tomorrow, due to wet grounds, and the forecast of more rain this afternoon,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “We do not want to take the chance of having drivers ruin their equipment, for a track that cannot be prepared properly.

“We have been monitoring the grounds, and track conditions all week. We were hoping we could get on the track and prepare a good racing surface, however with not much sun, and the melting snow, it has left us with unraceable conditions and grounds.”

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Daly to Compete on NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, March 24, 2017) – Conor Daly is the latest Verizon IndyCar Series driver attempting to become an “American Ninja Warrior.”

Following in the athletic footsteps of fellow drivers Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden, Daly will venture to San Antonio this weekend to participate in a regional qualifier for the Emmy-nominated NBC obstacle course challenge show that will air its ninth season this summer.

Daly, 25, will make his bid to complete the challenge course sometime after dark Sundaynight. The AJ Foyt Racing driver got a taste of the task ahead when the show held a regional competition last April in Indianapolis that included Castroneves, Kanaan and Newgarden as participants. Daly was permitted to try one of the obstacles, the Circuit Board, for an online segment of “American Ninja Warrior: Crashing the Course.”

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Coocoo for Cocopah

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars invade Cocopah Speedway for the first time
 
CONCORD, N.C. – March 24, 2017 – As the Kickoff Tour winds down, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will kick the dust up for the first time at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday, April 7, wrapping up the two-night swing at Arizona Speedway on Saturday, April 8.
 
“It’s pretty awesome to have an Outlaw event at Cocopah,” said Tom Dalen, General Manager of Cocopah Speedway. “I grew up watching the Outlaws and have always said, ‘if you want to see the best show on dirt, you have to get to a World of Outlaws race’. The buzz around town has been great – we have a lot of interest in the race. We look forward to having the World of Outlaws in Yuma.”
 
A unique characteristic of dirt track racing in Arizona is that racing continues year-round. During the winter months of 2015 and 2016, Cocopah hosted the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown that quickly put the fast, semi-banked 3/8-mile Cocopah Speedway on the racing world’s map. The series featured a two-weekend, five-race winter season that attracted some of the world’s best open-wheel drivers, including many World of Outlaws stars.

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Bellm Moves on to Moberly After Solid ASCS Opener at Devil’s Bowl

NIXA, Mo. (March 24, 2017) – Kyle Bellm opened another full year of competition on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in solid form with a pair of twelfth-place finishes aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car at last weekend’s 44th Annual Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX.

Series action continues in Bellm’s native Show-Me State with Sunday’s card at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway.

“It was a good weekend of racing,” Bellm said of last weekend’s opener at Devil’s Bowl.
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Reutzel Lands Sixth-Place Run at Devil’s Bowl – Leads into Weekend Triple

CLUTE, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel closed out the opening weekend of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with a strong sixth-place finish in the 44th edition of Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s “Spring Nationals” last weekend in Mesquite, TX.

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action continues for Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team this Sunday night at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway after the $15,000-to-win NCRA Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway near Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel’s bid for a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title in three years got off to a rough start after he missed the feature cut in last Friday’s prelim.
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Nascar America Launches My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows

Series Celebrates Local Race Tracks in Every U.S. State

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2017 — NASCAR America, NBCSN’s daily motorsports show, is launching a new series My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows to highlight and celebrate local race tracks and racing associations in all 50 states across the country.

As part of My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows, NASCAR America will cross the country alphabetically from Alabama to Wyoming and showcase an individual track each day. Featuring speedways including Central Arizona Speedway(Casa Grande, AZ), Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, AR), Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, KY), Magic Valley Speedway (Twin Falls, ID), Dixie Speedway (Birch Run, MI) and Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS), My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows will shine a spotlight on the heart and soul of the racing community and what the nation’s fascination with speed and stock car racing is built upon.

My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows debuts tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar. 21, on NASCAR America at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Ala. The series will be featured each day on NASCAR America during the next 50 episodes.

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McBride and Grove Strike Again with Race Two Wins

Race one winners continue fine form in Friday’s race two

Nick McBride has continued his dominance of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia’s Albert Park round, leading home his teammate to the chequered flag in Friday’s race two, while Stephen Grove was unchallenged to the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge class win.

Following McBride’s impressive Thursday performance – pole position and race one victory – the local driver led from the start of race two, holding off fellow Sonic Motor Racing driver Andre Heimgartner to the finish line over the fast paced 10 lap race.

Following a difficult opening round in Adelaide, Friday’s victory promoted McBride to third in the standings behind Heimgartner and David Wall.

“It’s a great result for the team because Rod, the owner of Bob Jane T-Marts, is out here today along with a lot of the Bob Jane T-Marts team so it’s really good to put on a good show for them,” said McBride.

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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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