Golden Isles Excited to Bring in Northeast Modifieds – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT For the first time the Big-Block Modifieds are heading to the Golden Isles Speedway in Georgia. The inaugural East Coast Battle Royal is schedule for Sunday, February 15th, a few days prior to the start of the events at the Volusia Speedway Park. “I’ve always went to Volusia when I could to watch them and it is something that interest me,” stated track General Manager Darryl Courson. “For my area fans around here, a lot of them don’t get to see them unless they get to see them on television. They don’t get to venture to Volusia…More

Changes on the Horizon for Utica-Rome, Outlaws on the Schedule in 2015 – DTD Exclusive

By JOHN DOUGLAS JR. The Utica-Rome Speedway Banquet was held on November 29th, which also served as a proper send-off for Gene and Gloria Cole as they relinquish ownership of the Vernon half-mile to Bill and Kim Shea. Mr. Shea has been employed for 38-years with Ferris Industries. Barb Clark, Director of Operations, said, “We are extremely excited for the new season. Mr. Cole will still be involved somewhat and John Tiff is staying on as Race Director. We’re all extremely excited.” During Race Director John Tiff’s speech he announced format changes, a new division and new rules for the…More

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Features Daily Entertainment Away From Track

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Cocopah Speedway and the surrounding community has established an entertaining schedule throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Parties, bands, concessions and socials highlight the entertainment off the dirt track, which will host more than 50 sprint car drivers on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. “Our goal for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is to create an event rather than just host a few races,” Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. “We have daily activities lined up for the fans and teams to provide something to do throughout…More

DIRTcar celebrates 2014 G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookies of the Year

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – December 17, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing honored the rookies of the sport during November’s Champions Banquet, presenting the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie-of-the-Year Award to the five of the Northeast Region’s up-and-coming racers. Korey Wilder, of Fort Plain, N.Y., took the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie of the Year award in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified division. “It’s pretty intimidating to go down into turn one next to someone you’re used to just rooting for. It’s unbelievable,” Wilder said of his first year racing in the Big…More

Kinser-AirFilers.com RaceSaver 305 Sprint Series to Bloomington Speedway in 2015

By Braden Rouse When I first heard the news of Bloomington adding a 305 winged sprint car class in 2015, I laughed and shook my head, looked at my friend and showed him the tweet on my phone. What the heck were they thinking? I’ll be the first to admit I commonly quote “Wings are for airplanes”, although I have a high respect for winged sprint cars and those who race them, and I even enjoy watching them race when they come to town, I’m just a Hoosier and my roots are in traditional non-wing sprint car racing. I quickly…More

Short Track Super Series South Region Inaugural Event Set For Sunday, April 19 At Bridgeport Speedway With ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Special; Two Tracks In Action

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway is set to play its part in history next April. The five-eighths-mile facility will host to the first-ever event in the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region on Sunday, April 19, 2015 with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ special. The series, featuring big-block/small-block Modifieds will be comprised of five events run in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Short Track Super Series South Region, under the direction of BD Motorsports Media LLC, will be launched in ’15 following a successful six-race northern version contested in ‘14. The…More

Six Champions Among Latest Chili Bowl Entrants

TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2014) – As construction of Tulsa Expo Raceway begins, the entry list for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has swelled past the 200 mark with 206 entries confirming 194 drivers. Among the latest wave of drivers are half-dozen Golden Driller winners as four-time champion, Kevin Swindell, has entered along with five-time champion, Sammy Swindell, in what could possibly be the Tennessee veteran’s final Chili Bowl appearance. The elder Swindell’s 25th Chili Bowl appearance, Sammy leads the list of feature starts with 21 to his credit. Teaming with Joe Dooling…More

Here 2 Wire Donates $2,000 to Jan. 6 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Hard Charger

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 16, 2014) – Long-time sprint car fans Glen and Kim Hanson have stepped up to sponsor the Hard Charger Award at the Jan. 6 race during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. The driver who passes the most cars in the main event that night will receive a $2,000 bonus thanks to the Hanson’s generosity. “(We wanted) to help Greg make this a successful premier event,” said the Hansons, who own Here 2 Wire Inc. – an electrician business in Lake Stevens, Wash. “It provides the opportunity to bring together some really great talent to one…More