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Reutzel Rules Wednesday’s STN Open!

By LONNIE WHEATLEY LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel has taken a liking to I-30 Speedway. Or, perhaps, I-30 Speedway has taken a liking to Aaron Reutzel. Either way, the Clute, TX, racer remained perfect atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval in 2014 by besting a field of 66 competitors in Wednesday night’s Second Annual STN Open that kicked off the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Reutzel earned $2,000 for his third I-30 Speedway victory of the year in as many tries and also earned first option at a provisional…More

Eastern States Weekend is Here

MIDDLETOWN, NY (October 22)……..Are you ready for some racing? We’re just hours away from the start of the biggest race weekend of the year at the historic Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. That’s right, it’s time as Arkel Motors and Dupee & Monroe PC present the 53rd Annual Eastern States Weekend, the oldest consecutively-run championship event for dirt track Modified stock cars in the country. It is three action-packed days—Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26—of high speed racing excitement that culminates with the Eastern States 200, the “granddaddy” of all fall championship races. Much of the…More

OCFS Sportsman Champion L.J. Lombardo

By JEFF LAMBERT Danbury, CT native Lewis Junior Lombardo, a.k.a. “LJ”, got his start in racing when he was just 3-years old. He will turn 19 in a month and a half, but already has an impressive racing résumé, including claiming this season’s OCFS Sportsman championship in just his second full season. I caught up with LJ at the family-owned Ultimate Auto Center in Danbury last week in order to get to know the man behind the No. 35. “I started racing go-karts when I was 3-years old.” he told me. “I ran at Shelton Motor Speedway in Connecticut, and…More

Halloween Invades Devil’s Bowl Speedway for Sunday Event

WEST HAVEN, VT – The Halloween holiday is coming to Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, October 26. The track will reward all race fans that wear a Halloween costume to the Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event with a $3.00 food coupon for the concession stands. “Call it ‘Track or Treat’ maybe? We usually don’t get to have any races around Halloween, so we’re not wasting the opportunity to have a little extra fun on Sunday,” Devil’s Bowl announcer Andy Hall said. “We’re encouraging our fans, young and old, to wear a costume on Sunday and not only…More

“Grandma’s Gravy” Gambler’s Program Set For Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Saturday, November 29, Providing Bonus Money For All Divisions

ACCORD, NY – Nothing tops a hearty Thanksgiving dinner like “grandma’s gravy.” And nothing boosts a short-track auto race like bonus money for its racers. As such, the “Grandma’s Gravy Gambler’s Program” has been instituted for the second edition of the post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ set for Saturday, November 29 at Accord Speedway. The event made its debut last year as an overwhelming success with more than 100 race cars in the pit area at the Ulster County facility and an overflow crowd. Again in 2014, the big-block/small-block ‘Mashed Potato Modifieds’ headline the ‘Gobbler’ program in a 50-lap event offering $7,117.11 to…More

Back in 2015: Steve Smith is the perfect winning fit for the Fred Rahmer-Dave Pritchard Sprint Car team

By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) Name the fastest, most consistent car owner-driver combination in central Pennsylvania Sprint Car racing this season. Greg Hodnett and Mike Heffner is the obvious choice. Maybe Lucas Wolfe and Zemco team because of all the fast time awards and Speed Week performance. It’s all in the eye of the beholder and the criteria used by the individual. But I wouldn’t shortchange Stevie Smith. With Fred Rahmer and Dave Pritchard paying the bills, Moon Byers running the pit stall and Rahmer’s boys, Freddie and Brandon, taking care of the equipment, Smith was a contender every time…More

Chad Kemenah unloads responsibility, can focus on driving ability with Rob Hunter Sprint Car team

By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) Chad Kemenah’s talent has come into question with the racing public over the last six years. It’s been a struggle. There is no bitterness. Kemenah understands this is a performance-based business, and he hasn’t met expectations of late. The statistics don’t lie, but they don’t tell the whole story. Kemenah spent the last six seasons as an owner-driver, a daunting task running against the best in the country. Kemenah drove the truck, worked on the car, paid the bills. Oh, and he spent most nights running used tires just so he could survive. That’s shoestring.…More

World Of Outlaws Invade Port Royal Speedway For Oval Finale This Saturday

PORT ROYAL, PA – It has been a decade since the STP World of Outlaws Sprint cars last raced at the historic Port Royal Speedway. And now the wait is over! The cars and stars of the World of Outlaws circuit will return to Port Royal Speedway this Saturday night, October 25 for a 5 pm showdown with the Pennsylvania Posse stars to close out the 2014 Port Royal Season. Purely sprint car racing is on the agenda that climaxes with a $10,000 to win, 30-lap feature event. Gates open at 3 pm for the races and beginning at the same…More