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Tracks ban together to support UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion events

By BRIAN LISKAI In recent years track operators throughout the Midwest have worked together to insure dirt tracks across the region are successful. With the recent announcement of a new sprint car series many tracks once again have jointly discussed the issues this brings to sprint car racing and have decided to continue their support of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions and the organization’s 30+ year history including Ohio Sprint Speedweek and other special events. The tracks announcing their support of the All Stars include Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, the…More

Renegade Sprints First Event Saturday at Atomic Speedway

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Dubbed as the “Event within an Event” Atomic Speedway will play host to the “The 16th Annual Freedom 40” — an event that this year will be run this Saturday, August 23 on Ohio’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track. Always an “Event” as a stand-alone name sought by many, this year’s race will be sanctioned in what will be the first of many Renegade Sprint races. The Freedom 40 is now the inaugural event for the new Renegade Sprints sanctioning sprint car series. The winner’s share of the purse has been raised to $5000, plus as an…More

Western PA Sprint Car Championship, Party with the Pits, and More at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 20, 2014): Mercer Raceway Park will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Western Pennsylvania Sprint Championship in grand style. There will be two nights of hot Sprint Car action action on the track, featuring the All Stars Circuit of Champions, presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. Off the track, there will be plenty of activities, including a post-race Party with the Pits complete with a live band! Plus, there will be free camping available to keep you close to all of the fun. Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings, August 23 and 24. Gates will open at…More

Season Finale Sprint Car Race at Knoxville Has Close Battle for Season Champ

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – This Saturday at Knoxville Raceway fans will get to witness one of the closest points battles for the season championship in the track’s history. Only 114 Points separate the top four drivers in the 410 Class. The too close to call championship is up for grabs by anyone of the driver teams all wanting a fair shot at the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup that pays 20,000 dollars to the track champion. “This Saturday is a night not to be missed,” said Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway General Manager. “When the championship is this close you know the…More

Rain Forces Utica-Rome Speedway to Postpone Night of Legends Until Sept 1 as Part of the New Yorker

VERNON, NY- Heavy rain moved in and forced the staff to pull the plug on the Night of Legends this past Wednesday, August 20. Because of the rain received on Wednesday and the poor weather outlook for the rain date the following day, the Race of Champions Series for the Modifieds and the GRIT series for the Sportsman will instead be added to the already exciting New Yorker show on Labor Day weekend. On Monday, September 1, the Carbone Auto Group will present the New Yorker 200, which will now feature the Race of Champions Modifieds Series that will compete…More

Flowmetrix and Mark Heating and Cooling present Fan Appreciation night this Saturday at Brighton Speedway

BRIGHTON, ONT – Another full card of racing is set for Brighton Speedway this Saturday as Flowmetrix and Mark Heating and Cooling present Fan Appreciation night. Four weekly stock car divisions are set to fire engines this weekend. The Gord’s Water Vantastics will make their final appearance of the season. The Canadian Modified mechanic’s race will take place at the end of the night. The Brighton Speedway Kart Klub will also be on hand for a special Kart Klub demonstration. The 2014 edition of the Caley Weese Racing fight against bullying will also take place. Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late…More

Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports to Honor Kevin Ward Jr. This Friday Night; Full Program Lined up Plus Mod Lites and Vintage Modifieds

By Craig Revelle LAFARGEVILLE, NY - After getting rained out last week, Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park will return to action this Friday night with an action packed schedule. We will feature a full program of Sportsman, Pro Late Models, Pro Streets, Thunder Stocks and Novice Sportsman and we will also be joined by the Mod Lites with a regular program and their May 9th makeup feature. The Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club is also on hand this Friday night. We would like to invite all of our fans and competitors to wear orange on Friday night as we honor Kevin…More

Why do racers race? Despite dangers, the thrill of racing is like no other experience

By DOUG ELKINS (Post-Standard) With all the negative attention the sport of racing has received the past few years — and especially the last 12 days with the death of a local racer involving a national star — a lot of folks might have asked the obvious question: Why do racers race? It’s a question every racer has had to answer, and in many cases, they’ve asked themselves that question over and over. The answer is pretty simple and maybe was best summed up in the movie “Rush,” directed by Ron Howard. In an early scene, racer James Hunt brings…More