Sunday, March 26, 2017


This & That – Northest Motorsports Expo – DTD Exclusive

By ED & BETTY BIITTIG The Northeast Motorsports Expo hit the inside of the Via Port Rotterdam Mall this past weekend like the Blizzard of...

A Few Motorsports Expo News and Notes – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Wingless Sprint Cars were far more popular at this year’s Motorsports Expo in Syracuse than in years past. With two high paying...

Horton Wins Northeast Modified Opener on Frigid Day in Georgetown –...

By KEN BRUCE GEOREGTOWN, DE – There isn’t much Jimmy Horton hasn’t done in his spectacular career but the one thing that has eluded him...
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Grandview Practice Postponed; Moved to April 1

BECHTELSVILLE, PA - Despite all the efforts being made to be able to get the 2017 season started with a free-to-the-public practice session at...

Lebanon Valley Fetes 2016 Champions, Prepares for 2017

This past weekend, Lebanon Valley Speedway held their annual banquets to celebrate the champions from 2016 and get everyone pumped up for the upcoming...

Joey Coulter and C.A.R.S. return to sponsor kids club at Afton Motorsports Park

ORLANDO, FL - Former Nascar Truck series winner and 2012 rookie of the year Joey Coulter and C.A.R.S. Racing for a Cause Inc. will return...

Annual Ransomville Speedway Car Show This Weekend

RANSOMVILLE, NY - The cars and the stars of the Ransomville Speedway will take over the concourse of the newly remodeled Fashion Outlets Niagara...

Thunder Mountain Prepares For 25th Anniversary Season

By BRETT DEYO CENTER LISLE, NY – It was a quarter-century ago when dairy farmer Karl Spoonhower built a speedway in the rolling hills of...

Divisional Sponsors Announced: Chiller Thriller and Jack Frost Coming Soon

MERCER, PA - Mercer Raceway Park is proud to announce the divisional sponsors for the 2017 racing season. “We truly appreciate the support that all...

Demitraszek Enterprises Jump Starts the 2017 Season with Northeast Motorsports Expo

By RON SZCZERBA FONDA, NY – On Friday through Sunday March 17-19, Demitraszek Enterprises who promote racing events at both the Fonda Speedway and the...

Free Grandstand Admission For This Saturday At New Egypt Speedway’s Open Practice

NEW EGYPT, NJ – The first of four planned Open Practice sessions will be held this Saturday March 25 at New Egypt Speedway. Drivers...

Gates-Cole Insurance Returns as Title Sponsor for the Modifieds for 2017 at Utica-Rome

VERNON, NY - For the second consecutive year, Gates-Cole Insurance will be the title sponsor the headline Modified division at the Utica-Rome Speedway. With...

2017 Season Underway As Big Diamond Speedway Mall Show Concludes

  FORESTVILLE, PA - A late-season snowstorm couldn’t stop a hearty crowd of diehard race fans from coming out on St. Patrick’s Day to officially...

Chiller Thriller Saturday at the Park; Jack Frost and Snow Flake Coming Sunday

MERCER, PA - The extended forecast for Mercer Raceway Park calls for warmer temperatures, so that means things will heat up on the racetrack...

37 lap Harry Sittler Memorial has Merrittville making schedule change

THOROLD, ONT – With the recent passing of Harry Sittler – Merrittville Speedway Race Fans and Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series should note...



Eastern Ontario Vintage Adds Brockville Ontario Speedway To Its 2017 Schedule

By JEFF CIGLICH BROCKVILLE, ONT - After a one year hiatus the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club is set to return to the Brockville Ontario...

Eastern Ontario Vintage Return To Maniwaki Speedway In 2017

By JEFF CIGLICH MANIWAKI, QUE - In 2016 it took three attempts to get the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club’s first ever appearance at...

Not All $5,000-To-Win Races Are Equal: $30,400 Payout, Non-Top-Heavy Structure Set For ‘Hard Clay...

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Take a look at the 2017 dirt Modified Northeast schedule, and you’ll see plenty of $5,000-to-win races. Don’t let the winner’s share...

Excitement Building for King of Dirt Series Events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The buzz is getting louder around Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the new stock car racing season, and lots of attention...

Mohawk International Speedway Hosts Eastern Ontario Vintage Twice In 2017

By JEFF CIGLICH The Mohawk International Speedway located in Hogansburg, NY was a popular destination for the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club in 2016....

Challenge Events Add Excitement To 2017 American Racer Cup Insinger Performance Regional Battles

  INDIANA, PA – Excitement is running high for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels as “pre-season” registration...

STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At Orange County Fair Speedway With...

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The chase for a $12,500 championship gets underway on the hallowed grounds of Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8. The Halmar...

Cornwall Motor Speedway Holds Two Key Events For Eastern Ontario Vintage In 2017

By JEFF CIGLICH The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club returns to the Cornwall Motor Speedway in 2017 with one show marking the beginning of...

$30,044 Cash Distributed Saturday At Georgetown Speedway; Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP...

GEORGETOWN, DE – The 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP kicked off its eight-race Velocita South Region last Saturday...

EOVSCC Returns To Brighton Speedway For Two Big Events In 2017

By JEFF CIGLICH BRIGHTON, ONT - Track promoters Angela and Mark Rinaldi will be celebrating the Brighton Speedway’s 50 th consecutive year of operation this...

Race of Champions Dirt Series Takes on Different Approach in ’17

ELMA, NY - The 2017 Race of Champions Dirt Modified and Dirt Crate 602 Sportsman Series schedules will take a new approach for this...

King of Dirt 358 Modified Series Lands Familiar Title Sponsor

FONDA, NY – Anticipation for the first ever King Of Dirt Small Block Modified tour is through the roof. Drivers from all over the...



Williams Grove Opens Season Friday With 410 Sprints & Super Late Models

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Williams Grove Speedway will try for a third time to get the 2017 racing seaon off of the ground when it hosts...

Four Divisions Slated for Susquehanna Speedway Opener

By BRAD VORES YORK HAVEN, PA - After a very successful first season under their belts, Susquehanna Speedway owner Scott Gobrecht and General Manager Kolten Gouse...

Jersey Rush 410 Sprint & Modified Ultimate Doubleheader Returns to New Egypt on July...

NEW EGYPT, NJ – The ultimate doubleheader will return to the New Egypt Speedway when the “Jersey Rush VII”, presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings...

Port Royal Plans Sprint & Late Model Opener March 18, UFO Lates Invade March...

PORT ROYAL, PA – Port Royal Speedway now plans its season opener for Saturday, March 18 at 5 pm featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410...

Williams Grove Cancels March 12 Opener; Now Goes Racing on March 17

Mechanicsburg, PA - Old man winter has forced cancellation of the planned Sunday, March 12 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway. The timely decision...

Coocoo for Cocopah; World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Invade Cocopah Speedway for the First...

By WORLD OF OUTLAWS PR CONCORD, NC - As the Kickoff Tour winds down, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will kick the...

World of Outlaws Kickoff Tour Continues to Keller and Perris

By CLAYTON JOHNS (WORLD OF OUTLAWS PR) CONCORD, NC - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series 2017 Kickoff Tour continues through California on...

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main Title Sponsor with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

SYRACUSE, NY – Lonnie Lacaillade is not only a fan of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) but also a big supporter. For...

Increased Payout Announced For Lucas Oil ASCS Sunday At Randolph Country Raceway

TULSA, OK - Sunday's on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network normally pay $3,000 to...

Prestige Pool & Spa partners with the Patriot Sprint Tour for the 2017 season

SODUS, NY - With less than a month away from the Outlaw Spring Nationals, Prestige Pool & Spa of Oneida, NY is ready to make...

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

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

Largest Sumar Classic Field in Two Decades Expected at Terre Haute April 2nd

The largest car count for the "Sumar Classic" in nearly two decades is expected for the USAC Silver Crown season opener Sunday, April 2...

‘Double D’ Danny Dietrich Enters USAC Non-Wing Eastern Storm

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – 410 Sprint Car ace, Danny Dietrich has thrown his name into the hat of local competitors that will ‘Chase the Storm’...

Thorson Eyes Repeat of USAC Midget Title Season in 2017

  By RICHIE MURRAY In the 61-year history of the United States Auto Club, repeating as a national series champion has proven to be one of...

Fatheadz to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Jackslash.com Indiana Sprint Car Series

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fatheadz, the leading maker in oversized sunglasses and optical lenses, kicks off the new year by proudly announcing today it will...






Vermont’s Bear Ridge Speedway Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years of Racing in 2017

By CLAYTON JOHNS (DIRTCAR PR) CONCORD, NC - Bear Ridge Speedway will celebrate its 50th anniversary of racing in 2017, but the accomplishment is even...

Hammer To Sponsor New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Division In 2017

NEW EGYPT, NJ – The Hammer Companies, located in Allentown, NJ, have come aboard to be the official sponsor of the Sportsman division at the...

Flemington Department Store To Sponsor Crate vs. Sportsman Portion Of March Meltdown

NEW EGYPT, NJ – Flemington Department Store located on Route 31 in Flemington, NJ which is just adjacent to the former Flemington Speedway has...

18 and Under Free Every Sunday Night; Glen Hils Named New Head Tech Inspector...

PORT COLBORNE, ONT - The Humberstone Speedway is continuing to finalize plans on an exciting and busy 2017 season at the historic Port Colborne,...

Devil’s Bowl Speedway “Facebook Live” Talk Show Keeping Off-Season Fun

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The winter months are usually not much fun for stock car racing fans in the Northeast, but Devil’s Bowl Speedway...

Grant Gets USAC National Midget Win #1 at Shamrock Classic

DU QUOIN, IL - Thus far, USAC's 2017 season has already become the year of Justin Grant. The record books were rewritten in Saturday night's "Shamrock...

Shamrock Classic Kicks Off 2017 USAC National Midget Season Saturday in Du Quoin

  By RICHIE MURRAY One of the deepest USAC National Midget fields in years is set to hit the track for the first time in 2017...

Shamrock Classic Entry List Hits 50

The pre-entry list for the second running of the "Shamrock Classic" USAC National Midget season opener at Du Quoin's Southern Illinois Center has reached...

Cummins to Make USAC Midget Debut in March 18 “Shamrock Classic”

  By RICHIE MURRAY The beginning of the 2017 National Midget season marks a new beginning for one of USAC's longtime standout Sprint Car stars, Kyle...

USAC Champs Thorson, Bell & Coons Enter March 18 Shamrock Classic in Du Quoin

Du QUOIN, IL - USAC National Midget champions Tanner Thorson, Christopher Bell and Jerry Coons, Jr. are among the latest headline drivers to file entries...

New Fix-It-Fuel® Saves Outdoor Power Equipment Damaged by Ethanol, Saving Consumers Time, Money and...

SAN ANTONIO, TX - With spring-time approaching and mowers, blowers and string trimmers being pulled from garages across the land, you can almost hear the...

DTD Contributor Tom Avenengo Passes

Dirt Track Digest contributor, Tom Avenengo, passed away on March 20.  Tom contributed a weekly column, Mostly Racin' Stuff, for the several years.  Tom...

NYSSCA & NESCOT at Northeast Auto Racing Expo

By TOM COUGHLIN ROTTERDAM, NY - Two organizations that are dedicated to supporting the racing community, will be in attendance at the 2017 Annual Northeast...

American Racer Cup Announces Early Season Tire Drawing Winners; Registration Brisk For 2017

INDIANA, PA – Brisk early registration continues for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels. The program is set...

Tim Kerr Eager To Kickstart Big-Block Season

PICTON, ONT – Tim Kerr’s season of Big-Block Modified racing will start later in 2017, but the Picton, Ont. driver believes an extended off-season...