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Friday Night Show to Determine Track Champions at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – All racing action at the Bridgeport Speedway takes place this weekend on Friday night as the champions will be determined in the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, 811 Dig Safely Crate/Sportsman and Stewart Stainless Outlaw Stocks on the final points night of the 2014 season. Double points will be awarded in all three divisions, creating even more excitement in the tight championship battles. The Sensational One, Jimmy Horton, has already added six more wins to his totals this season. The winningest driver in the history of the Bridgeport Speedway could clinch another track title to add to…More

Reviewing The History Of The King Of The Catskills Event At Accord Speedway

By STEVE PADOS ACCORD, NY – The always popular King of the Catskills event at the Accord Speedway will be a great way to cap off a solid year of racing events as some of the top names in the Northeastern Modified ranks are set to converge on the tiny village of Accord, New York this coming Friday, September 19th night to go head to head in a sixty lap battle royal to be named King of the event and along with it a big $5,000.00 plus payday offered up by Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer. The expected…More

The Battle of NY vs. PA Set to Take Place Sat at Grandview for $25,000 to Win on the Line

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 18, 2014 . . . It could be one of the truly great battles. The 44th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Stock Car racing classic is set for Saturday, September 20, 7 p.m. Pitting the very best of Pennsylvania dirt track racers against many of the best New York dirt track racers it could be considered nothing short of a stock car racing war. Almost as important as the $25,000 first prize money will be the prestige of winning the granddaddy of major league modified classic. So many great names have won the event and many great names…More

Record Payout Continues To Build For New Egypt Speedway’s All Star Cup Shootout To Over $96,000

New Egypt, NJ– Excitement continues to build for the second annual New Egypt Speedway All Star Cup Shootout on Saturday, September 20th, as the payout in purse money, point fund money, lap money, bonuses and contingencies has hit a record high of over $96,000 and more continues to be added daily. K&A Excavating of South Brunswick, NJ has added a $250 cash bonus to both the 3rd and 4th place finishing positions in the 40-lap, $10,000 to win Modified feature event. Matt Stern Excavating of Island Heights, NJ has posted an additional $300 to the 30-lap, $5,000 to win Crate…More

Jimmy Horton and Richie Pratt Jr. lead the list of invaders heading to New Egypt Speedway for a record $60,000 + purse

New Egypt, NJ– The second annual All Star Cup Shootout at New Egypt Speedway is quickly approaching on Saturday, September 20th, and the invader entries are piling up to chase the $60,000-plus purse. Bridgeport’s Jimmy Horton, Richie Pratt Jr., and Dominick Buffalino along with Big Diamond’s Billy Pauch Jr. lead the list of Modified invaders looking to capture the $10,000 pay day for the 358 Modifieds. Modified drivers will also be competing for bonuses, contingencies, and lap money worth over an additional $4,200 thus far in addition to the purse paying out over $26,000. The All Star Cup Shootout offers…More

Joey Ladouceur Looking for Big Results With This Weekend With DIRTcar Sportsman Events at Brighton Speedway and Le RPM Speedway

With other commitments this year, Joey Ladouceur has not run the full DIRTcar Sportsman schedule in 2014, but has followed the tour whenever possible.  After a disappointing 17th place finish at MIR this past weekend, Ladouceur now looks ahead to upcoming events this weekend, beginning on Friday night at Brighton Speedway, and on to Le RPM Speedway in St. Marcel, Quebec on Saturday. Ladouceur will return to Brighton Speedway on Friday night for only the second time in his career.  In 2013, while leading the DIRTcar Sportsman standings as a rookie, Joey’s night ended early after a lapped car clipped…More

Greg Belyea Battles to a Pair of Top Ten Finishes During Mohawk Nationals Weekend at Mohawk Raceway; Brighton Speedway Finale up Next

After back to back second place finishes for Greg Belyea and the Excel Tower Racing team at Brighton Speedway, including last week’s Great Crate Race, the team looked forward to a weekend on the road, as they traveled to Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, New York for the Mohawk Nationals Weekend.  Friday night consisted of a non-points, 30 lap, $1000 to win event for the Go Nuclear Late Models, while Saturday’s program featured a 40 lap, $1500 to win, Richard Tenace Memorial event, also part of the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. It was a slow start to the night…More

Brian McDonald and Team Ready to Focus on Super DIRT Week Plans; Busy Weekend at Mohawk Nationals Comes With Mixed Results

The 2014 Mohawk Nationals at Mohawk Raceway is now over for Brian McDonald and his team as they had a very busy weekend with double duty planned for both Friday and Saturday night, including his Go Nuclear Late Model Series debut. Friday night, McDonald raced his own Modified in the DIRTcar 358 Series, and also made his Go Nuclear Late Model Series debut.  In the Modified, it was a struggle from the start of the night as he timed 7th fastest in his group in time trials and was only able to advance one position in his qualifying heat race. …More

Danny O’Brien Gets Sixth Place Finish in DIRTcar 358 Series Race at Mohawk International Raceway; Applefest Weekend Coming up at Brighton

The 2014 season at Mohawk Raceway came to an end this past weekend as Danny O’Brien and his team, along with the LaSalle Motorsports team attended the Mohawk Nationals Weekend featuring a DIRTcar 358 Series race on Friday night and a Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series event on Saturday.  O’Brien was back behind the wheel of the LaSalle Motorsports entry both nights. On Friday night, O’Brien started the night off by timing third fastest in his time trial group, placing him third to start his qualifier.  Danny finished the race in third, earning a spot in the all-important redraw…More

Fowl Mood Racing Continues to Roll With Top Five Finishes at Mohawk Nationals at Mohawk Raceway; Season Finale at Brighton up Next

Over the last few weeks, Phil Potts and the Fowl Mood Racing team have been on a roll.  Their worst finish through the entire month of August was fourth, and in that same stretch they picked up their fifth win of the season with a great performance at Brighton Speedway.  The team continued that success into September with a solid fourth place effort in the Great Crate Race at Brighton Speedway, and was looking to keep the momentum on their side as they headed to Mohawk International Raceway for a pair of events with the Go Nuclear Late Models this…More