Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sheppard and Hile Dice it Out; Notes with Quotes from Ice...

By MIKE MALLETT When the 2017 season ended it was a career year for Waterloo, N.Y., driver Matt Sheppard. He amassed more wins last year...

This & That – “The Tribute” is Coming – DTD Exclusive

By ED & BETTY BIITTIG As we walked into Albany-Saratoga on Friday night we saw John and Paul Lakata under “The Tribute” tent selling laps...

The Finish Line Chaplain 5/21/18 – DTD Exclusive

By KEVIN WESTCOTT I've missed the opportunity to write a weekly column because I've been so busy working what seems like three full-time jobs. I...



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Williamson Wins Stevens Memorial for Third Merrittville Win of Season

THOROLD, ONT - Mat Williamson just keeps on rolling. The St. Catherines, Ont., driver dominated the Brian Stevens Memorial at the Merrittville Speedway.  It's...

Maresca Scores Modified Mania Win at Tri City Raceway

FRANKLIN, PA - Mike Maresca scored a Late Model victory a few weeks ago at the Tri-City Raceway Park.  After Sunday night, the Pottsdam,...

Sheppard Breaks the Ice at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – More than 120 race cars opened the 2018 season at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday with Matt Sheppard, Kevin Ridley and Darryl Ruggles all earning...

Bernard wins initial Round of Canadian Nationals at Cornwall Motor Speedway

CORNWALL, ONT - It was a beautiful night at Cornwall Motor Speedway for the opener as the Modifieds were in the spotlight with the...

Malcolm Escapes Penn Can with First Victory of 2018

By BRYAN CHASE SUSQUEHANNA, PA - Eighty-two cars signed in to Penn Can Speedway on Friday evening, the most the track has had on a...

Johnson Wins Rain Shortened Feature at Land of Legends Raceway

By TOM SKIBINISKI CANANDAIGUA, NY - Open-wheel veteran Alan Johnson from Middlesex has been winning car races at the Ontario County Fairgrounds for over 40...

“Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell Scores Main-Event Win at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY - “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario scored the main event for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds on Bailey Brothers...

Keith Flach Flies To Albany-Saratoga Victory

MALTA, NY – within the last two weeks Ravena, NY native Keith Flach has experienced the lows and the highs of Modified racing and...

Sheppard Stays Perfect at Outlaw Speedway, Captures Fourth Win of Season

DUNDEE, NY - Mother Nature has not been very kind to virtually every race venue in the northeast throughout the early part of the 2018...

Wight Takes Down Brewerton Speedway Opener – DTD Exclusive

By BOBBY SWEENEY BREWERTON, NY - Larry Wight is off to a hot start to 2018.  The Phoenix, N.Y., driver picked up his second win...

Fuller Continues Early Season Dominance in Winning Second Mohawk International Raceway Feature

By TIM BALTZ AKWESASNE, NY - Action Race Parts and Mohawk Plumbing were on hand for another solid night of racing action at the Mohawk...

Tonkin’s Misfortune Gives Afton Modified Win to Rusty Smith

By JR KENNERUP AFTON, NY - The second week of racing at the Afton Motorsports Park saw three new feature winners in the Modified and...

Swartzlander Tops Modified Field at Lernerville

SARVER, PA - Mother Nature lost another battle at The Action Track on Friday night as rain showers in and around the area failed...

New Home Track, Same Result as Williamson Finds Victory Lane at Freedom

DELEVAN, NY - Mat Williamson, from St Catharines, Ontario, continued his early season heroics, capturing his fourth Modified win of the season, the 30...



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Cory Winters & Tim Hegarty Claim DMNT Checkers At Mohawk International Raceway

HOGANSBURG, NY – The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour kicked off 2018 this past Friday night at the Mohawk International Raceway. Late addition Cory Winters...

Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour Kicks Off 2018 This Friday At Mohawk International Raceway

HOGANSBURG, NY – After what seemed like a winter that would never end at long last the DMNT Vintage Modified Series will finally see...

Short Track Super Series Takes Over Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, May 27 with Fifth...

CENTER LISLE, NY – One of the original six Short Track Super Series events during the 2014 inaugural series season, the ‘Lightning on the...

Short Track Super Series Rolls into Delaware International Speedway Thursday, May 24 for Diamond...

DELMAR, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco rolls into Delaware International Speedway for its only 2018...

From Delaware to New York, the Short Track Super Series Has You Covered on...

MILLSBORO, DE – From southern Delaware to upstate New York, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has you...

Stewart Friesen Romps To ‘Hard Clay Open’ Victory At Orange County Fair Speedway

MIDDLETOWN, NY – He just keeps on winning. For the 11th time in his career with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By...

King of Dirt 358-Modifieds to be Sponsored by Elmo’s Speed Supply in 2018

BALLSTON LAKE, NY - After an exciting first season for the King Of Dirt Racing 358 Modified division, which saw the ‘white knight’ Marc Johnson...

Nostalgia Division Champion To Receive Earl Bilow Memorial Trophy With The DMNT In 2018

KINGSTON, ONT – The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour is honored to announce that the 2018 Nostalgia Division Champion will also receive the Earl Bilow...

Anticipation High for Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’ Tuesday, May 8; Bonuses...

MIDDLETOWN, NY – A one-month delay has only built more anticipation for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, May 8. A...

Breakthrough: Jeff Strunk Takes First-Ever Short Track Super Series Victory Sunday on Bridgeport Three-Eighths-Mile

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Finally, Jeff Strunk is a Short Track Super Series winner. Strunk, of Boyertown, Pa., etched his name on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear...

Rescheduled Short Track Super Series ‘Hard Clay Open’ Set For Tuesday, May 8 at...

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Southeastern New York’s first major dirt Modified event of the season was postponed by one month in April. But it will be...

New Bridgeport 3/8ths-Mile Debuts With Thrilling Last-Lap Pass, Short Track Super Series to Invade...

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – A last-lap pass drew the crowd to its feet and set the stage for Sunday’s ‘South Jersey Shootout’ on the ALL-NEW...

CARtoons Magazine Joins The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour In 2018

THUNDER BAY, ONT – CARtoons Magazine is back! And they are teaming up with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour this season. Originally established in 1959,...

Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour Welcomes MVCC Airframe & Powerplant Back For 2018

ROME, NY - The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour is excited to announce it will once again be partnering with the Mohawk Valley Community College...



Fuller and Pelletier Score Victories on Monday Special at Cornwall

CORNWALL, ONT - Another great day for racing at Cornwall Motor Speedway as the track hosted the initial round of the Race for the...

Triple Header Thunder on the Hill Event on Tap at Grandview May 27

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series opens their 29th season of competition at Grandview Speedway on Sunday,...

67 lap Stevens Memorial, Action Sprint Tour & more set for Monday May 21st

THOROLD, ONT – The first Holiday Doubleheader of the 67th Season is set to close Monday May 21sr when Zavitz Financial Strategies and ZFS...

Davis Beats Mother Nature and Van Pelt to Score Woodhull Raceway Win

WOODHULL, NY - We’ve seen this script before. Mother Natures does her best to cancel all racing activity on a Saturday night…and somehow, some...

First fan friendly PICK 4 program of the season highlights weekly racing action this...

VERNON, NY- After a thrilling opener this past Sunday, Utica-Rome Speedway goes right back into action this Sunday May 20 with another exciting program. ...

Fans And Racers Ready For The Highly Anticipated Season Opener At The Brewerton Speedway...

BREWERTON, NY – The Brewerton Speedway has been quiet since the final checkered flag last October. All that will change when the “D-Shaped Dirt...

Regional Truck & Trailer To Present Family Fun Racing At The Fulton Speedway Saturday,...

FULTON, NY - After last Saturday night's exciting racing that featured side-by-side battles for victories and first-time winners, the Fulton Speedway is ready to...

Pen Centre Night kicks off Holiday Doubleheader and 2018 Vansickle Pet Valu & Groomingdale’s...

THOROLD, ONT – The Pen Centre is shopping made easy! If you have questions, the Pen Centre has the answers. Text the Pen Centre...

Fonda Speedway is Back in Action this Saturday After the Second Rainout of the...

By RON SZCZERBA FONDA, NY – This Saturday, May 19 all regular divisions will be back in action at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway...

Joe Kubiniec Named Race Director at Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY - Longtime racer Joe Kubiniec has been named the new Race Director at Ransomville Speedway effective immediately. Joe has raced in Modifieds and...

FX Caprara Car Companies to Pace Weedsport Speedway Competitors Beginning this Sunday

WEEDSPORT, NY – FX Caprara Car Companies returns as the official pace car provider for Weedsport Speedway and will lead the field to green...

Big Two Day Weekend to Start off 2018 at Cornwall Motor Speedway

CORNWALL, ONT – The countdown has almost expired as we are less than 5 days before our season opener at Cornwall Motor Speedway, the...

Four Divisions of Stock Car Racing set for Saturday at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, PA - Whelen Engineering Night at Grandview Speedway this Saturday night will feature four divisions of stock car racing with the first event...

Garrand’s Motorsports Night this Saturday at Airborne

PLATTSBURGH, NY – A regular night of racing is scheduled for Saturday at six o’clock at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh. Garrand’s Motorsports is presenting...









Strickler Wins The Money; Hoffman Wins His Third Consecutive DIRTcar Nationals Title

BARBERVILLE, FL — The $5,000-to-win Big Gator Championships for the ironmen of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds was on Monday, February...

Three Little Gators: Nick Hoffman Picks Up Third Win of DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL — It was the second and final Gator Qualifying Night for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday,...

Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory

BARBERVILLE, FL — The first of two Gator Qualifying Nights for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds was on Saturday, February 10th. The 79 teams that...

Strickler’s Hauler Mishap Motivates Him to First Gator of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL — Night number four of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals would see the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds race in the popular Quad-15s format. Every driver on...

Hoffman Repeats on Night Three of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL - The 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals continued on with night number three for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park (FL). With 70...

Neil Stratton Earns First Top-10 of The Season at Albany-Saratoga

By MANDEE PAUCH Neil Stratton recorded his first top-10 finish of the season last Friday at the 4/10-mile dirt track, Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The driver out of...

Danny O’Brien Records Runner-Up Result in Brockville Opener

INVERARY, ONT – Danny O’Brien tallied a strong start to his season when he recorded a second-place finish in the season-opening race at Brockville...

HBR Racing Recap 5/15/18

By MANDEE PAUCH The Heinke-Baldwin race team rallied three solid top-ten finishes in the Empire State this past weekend. Max McLaughlin opened Friday evening at Albany-Saratoga...

Danny O’Brien Plans to Kickoff 2018 Season Saturday at Fulton Speedway

INVERARY, ON - Multi-time Brockville Ontario Speedway track champion and 32-year dirt racing veteran Danny O’Brien is set to begin his 2018 season this...

Pierce looking to build on 2017 wins with Title Run at Freedom Motorsports Park

THOROLD, ONT – Shayne Pierce will never forget his Birthday Celebration last summer. The St. Catharines Ontario second generation racer won back to back...

Billy Pauch Jr., Dale Welty Take Early American Racer Cup Lead; Challenge Events This...

MILLSBORO, DE – The race toward the 2018 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is on! As of this weekend, all 14 American...

Huge Weekend On Tap For DirtTrackDigest.TV Viewers; Action from Five Different Tracks to be...

BREWERTON, NY – With the 2018 racing season in full swing, DirtTrackDigest.TV is looking forward to its biggest weekend yet. Five broadcasts from five...

The Infamous “Batmobile” No. 112 and Driver Balough will be at Big Show 10

SUSSEX, NJ - On Sunday, October 12, 1980, dirt track Modified racing was changed forever when Florida driver Gary Balough, behind the wheel of...

Motorsports 2019 Set for January 18-20, 2019

OAKS, PA - The 34th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show returns...

VP Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel of DIRTcar Midwest

SAN ANTONIO, TX - VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced they have extended a decade long relationship with World Racing Group, expanding their sponsorship...