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Orange County Fair Speedway To Operate Independently In 2015, Ends DIRTcar NorthEast Sanction; STSS ‘Hard Clay Open’ Set For April 7

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The questions have been answered surrounding the 2015 season at Orange County Fair Speedway. Michael Gurda IV, the promoter of the historic five-eighths-mile fairgrounds oval, has confirmed that OCFS will operate as an independent facility for the ’15 campaign, effectively ending the speedway’s DIRTcar NorthEast sanction. Orange County first hosted auto racing in 1919. “At this time, we felt it was in the best interest of Orange County Fair Speedway, its drivers and fans, to operate fully on our own for 2015,” Gurda stated. “We’re working on a schedule of events that should be enticing for weekly…More

Weedsport Schedule is Packed with Top Class Events for 2015

Weedsport, N.Y. – November 25, 2014 – The 2015 Weedsport Speedway schedule is beginning to take form as The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Big Blocks headline an incredible lineup for the upcoming race season. The 2015 schedule for Weedsport is loaded with must-see events. Here are a few that you will want to mark down on your calendars. • The World of Outlaw Sprints will make their historic return to Weedsport on Sunday May 17th • 2nd Annual Sportsman Classic – Sunday July 5th • Hall of Fame 100 Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks – Thursday…More

Modified Super DIRTcar Series Set To Return In 2015 To The Brewerton Speedway On Friday, September 25

By DAVE MEDLER BREWERTON, NY – It’s been since 2008 that the Modified Super DIRTcar Series last visited the Brewerton Speedway. All that will change during the 2015 season when the series will invade the ‘D-Shaped Dirt Demon’ on Friday, September 25th. It will be a star-studded field as the series will be doing a doubleheader weekend visiting the Fonda Speedway the following day Saturday, September 26th. More information about the event will be announced in the near future. The entire staff of the Brewerton Speedway wishes all of our fans and competitors a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving. Any questions…More

Big Diamond Rolls Into 2015 With “Drivers’ Favorite” American Racer Tires

(Joe Kaminski Photo) MINERSVILLE, PA – Following the 2014 season, DIRTcar and Big Diamond management have parted ways. The historic Minersville, PA facility will open its doors next spring as an unsanctioned race track. “It is unfortunate the way things ended with DIRTcar,” stated track owner Jake Smulley. “We feel it is in the best interest of our fans and competitors to return to being independent. This is the first of many steps to correct and make the ’15 season monumental.” Following the DIRTcar decision to part ways with Big Diamond, speedway management was quick to bring back two familiar…More

74th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway Thanksgiving Night

(Doug Allen Photo) PERRIS, CA – Perris Auto Speedway will conclude its 19th season of racing this Thursday night, November 27th, when Oval Entertainment and Agajanian Promotions present the 74th Annual Running of the 98-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC Honda National and Western States Midgets. It will be the third consecutive year midget racing’s longest running and most historical race will stay on a dirt track. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM, qualifying will begin at 6:00 and the first race will take the green flag at 7:05. The race will feature the top Midget drivers…More

Triple Crown Showdown Ticket Sales Begin Dec. 8

By Tommy Goudge OHSWEKEN, ONT – Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are set to go on sale on Monday, December 8 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as…More

All Systems “Go” For Saturday’s ‘Gobbler’ Special At Accord Speedway; Big Money Up For Grabs; Racers From Far & Wide Plan To Converge On Ulster County Bullring For 2014 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale

ACCORD, NY – All systems are “go” for the dirt Modified world’s new post-Thanksgiving tradition: the ‘Gobbler’ is set for Accord Speedway this Saturday (Nov. 29). The Ulster County quarter-mile will provide race fans with a full plate of racing action to include the “Mashed Potato” Modifieds in a 50-lap main paying $7,117.11 to win thanks to Sowle Trailer Repair, the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman in the $1,500-to-win “Turkey 25” plus the Ron Wright Memorial for the “Pumpkin Pie” Pure Stocks/Street Stocks, a 20-lap main offering $600 to win plus bonuses, and the “Sweet Potato” Slingshots racing a 20-lap…More

Thunder Mountain Speedway Concludes Resurgent 2014 Season With Awards Banquet At Marathon Civic Center; 225 Look On As Coar-Clark Racing Team Steals The Headlines With Brent Wilcox-Brian Malcolm One-Two Modified Sweep

MARATHON, NY – The 2014 Thunder Mountain Speedway season officially concluded on Saturday night (Nov. 22) with the Tom Coar and Chris Clark race team in the spotlight. Brent Wilcox and teammate Brian Malcolm led the honorees at the track’s year-end Awards Banquet held at the Marathon Civic Center as the one-two finishers in the speedway’s big-block/small-block Modified standings. More than 225 attendees took part in the festive evening, which wrapped up the return to track operation for Karl Spoonhower at Thunder Mountain. Spoonhower constructed the speedway in the early 1990s. He operated Thunder Mountain through 2006 before exiting the…More

Port Royal Bestows Honors At Annual Banquet, World Of Outlaws Return In 2015

PORT ROYAL, PA – The annual Port Royal Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 22 at the Port Royal Community Building. Feted were the track champions in all regular divisions: Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman Products late models, Gray’s Auto and Towing econo late models, Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks and River Valley Builders 305 sprints. While opening the awards portion of the banquet, speedway promoter Steve Oneal announced that the STP World of Outlaws sprint cars will return to the Juniata County Oval again in 2015. After a successful return to the track for the first…More

Styres Honored as 2014 Champion at Ohsweken

By TOMMY GOUDGE Ohsweken, Ontario – The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen’s Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Glenn Styres was honoured as the champion of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division, while Ryan Hunsinger was recognized as the first Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Silverthorn, Jr. was crowned Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock champion, Tyler Lafantaisie received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Dusty DeBoer was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber division. The following sponsors were recognized for their…More