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Sheppard Has Super Weekend for Two Teams – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Any questions that remained about how well Matt Sheppard would do after leaving Jeff Brownell Motorsports to join the Troyer camp have been answered. Sheppard has three wins already on the young season with two coming this past weekend at Fonda Speedway along with his first ever career win Sunday afternoon at Five Mile Point Speedway. Even Sheppard was a bit surprised at how successful he’s been right out of the box. “I knew we would be good, well I had all the confidence in the world we would be good,” said the Waterloo, N.Y. native. “It…More

Manmiller and Strunk Split Twin 20′s at Grandview – DTD Exclusive

By RYAN LEPRE Saturday night I took in the action at the Grandview Speedway featuring Twin 20’s for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modifieds. As always the racing was intense on the high banked 3/8 mile oval in Bechtelsville, PA. In the first 20 lapper Eric Biehn led early over Kyle Follweiler and fourth starter Doug Manmiller. The caution flew on lap seven and on the restart Manmiller moved into the second spot. Meanwhile tenth starter Craig Von Dohren was into the fifth position and closing. Manmiller started to apply pressure to Biehn for the lead while Jordan…More

Don Kreitz Jr. still has it, Montieth and Marks struggle, highlight central Pennsylvania Sprint Car notes

By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) That Kreitz fellow still has it. Don Kreitz Jr. talked about the expectations facing his team after a strong 2013 finish that included a Tuscarora 50 victory. The Sinking Springs legend downplayed the chatter, but he lived up to it on the track at Susquehanna Speedway Park with his 30th victory at the facility. Kreitz continues to build on an impressive resume that includes a ton of victories, championships and a win in the prestigious Kings Royal. It’s a travesty that Kreitz is not in the Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Not a bad start.…More

Pauch Captures Second in a Row at New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ – Defending champion Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ won for the second time in as many weeks Saturday as he captured the 30 lap Modified main event at New Egypt Speedway. Pauch started 15th and charged to the front halfway through the feature in route to his 118th win at the central Jersey speed plant. Tim Apgar and Willie Osmun brought the field to the start with Apgar taking command. Apgar lead the first 8 laps, surviving several restarts with Osmun glued to his back bumper applying relentless pressure. Meanwhile, everyone was watching a very quick David…More

Donnie Corellis Takes 62nd Season Opener and $3,000

West Lebanon, NY – A gorgeous afternoon in mid-April was just what the Doctor ordered at the legendary high banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway. The 62nd Season opener packed the stands full of fans for a battle in all classes with Donnie Corellis taking home the Big Block Modified win, and Robbie Speed scored the win in the closing laps of the Pro Stock Opener. This early in the season, dirt tracks biggest challenge is weather. For a season opener after such a harsh winter, the ½ mile dirt oval alongside NYS Route 20 in West Lebanon was the best…More

Joey Saldana red hot, Rico Abreu’s sweep, highlight national Sprint Car talking points

By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) Saldana and Motter starting to click. A lot has been made of the Kasey Kahne Racing trio of Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Cody Darrah winning six of 14 races. It’s legit, but no one on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is running hot like Joey Saldana. The Dan Motter-owned team has found a groove the last eight races, posting seven top-five finishes and winning at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday night. He also has seven fast time awards, equalling his total from all of last season. Look for Saldana to have a…More

Weather Issues Delay Penn Can Speedway Opener

Susquehanna, PA…The harsh spring weather has taken its toll on many area race tracks and Penn Can Speedway can be added to the list. Work crews have been feverishly working on the wall reconstruction project but have faced setbacks with unexpected snow and rain in the forecast. The entire facility is still saturated and without a promising forecast for the next several days, speedway officials have decided to move the schedule back one week. “We need warmer weather, sun, and days without rain to get things in shape for the 2014 season,” explains Reed Miller. “We need ample time to…More

Non-Qualifiers’ Incentives Put In Place For NDRL Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Starting At Tuesday, May 20 Thunder Mountain Speedway

CENTER LISLE, NY – Incentives continue to grow for the “racers’ choice” National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP. Round No. 2 of the first-year series, offering a $10,014 champion’s share, approaches at Thunder Mountain Speedway (Center Lisle, N.Y.) on Tuesday, May 20 (rain date: May 21) with the Olum’s ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ presented by Rochinski Contracting Services & Husqvarna. Emphasis has been placed on rewarding drivers unable to qualify for the NDRL Modified main event – not only at the Thunder Mountain spectacular – but for the remainder of the series, which also…More