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Brian’s Tire Repair Autograph Night at Merrittville to crown 63rd Anniversary Champions – 50 lap Spencer Memorial, Triple Crown Series Finale and Sterling Silver Events highlight racing

By JIM IRVINE THOROLD, ONTARIO – Brian’s Tire Repair is one of the biggest supporters of racers through all 5 of Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions and will celebrate with the 2014 Champions with Season Point Finales featured as part of Saturday August 30th’s Autograph Night. “Race fans are in for a real treat,” exclaims (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “in our 63 year history … several of our points races could go right down to the final lap … prior to all the feature excitement – we’ll also have a real fan favorite event … Autograph Night!”…More

Southern Ontario Sprints invade Brighton Speedway for Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend

By Clayton Johns BRIGHTON – Brighton Speedway is ready for the first of three huge events to conclude the 2014 season. The Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) will thunder in to Brighton Speedway for two full nights of racing this Labour Day weekend. Lucas Oil, Rock 107, Extreme Rush Adventures, and Mystical Distributing present the SOS for the final time this season on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. Southern Ontario Sprints The fifth and sixth SOS races of the season at Brighton will decide the 2014 champion. Mitch Brown (No.10b Pro-Fit Health Club) of Brantford, Ont. won the first…More

OCFS Point Champions to be Crowned Sat, Aug 30

MIDDLETOWN, NY (August 26)……..When New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” truer words were never spoken. That’s exactly the case in Orange County Fair Speedway’s weekly racing divisions. With the season-long point championships to be decided Saturday, August 30, drivers competing in the DIRTcar Modified, Small-Block Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stock ranks are locked in tight point battles with the outcomes in doubt until each division’s final checkered flag. Drivers in each division will compete in qualifying races that lead to feature races of varying length. The Modified feature is 30 laps; the Small-Block…More

Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout and Fireworks Added to Cole Cup Weekend at Utica-Rome

VERON, N.Y. – The Utica-Rome Speedway has turned the Cole Cup into a two day event with the addition of the Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout on Friday evening, September 5. The Ward family has given their blessing to the speedway to run the race in honor of Ward who competed at Utica-Rome Speedway on multiple occasions during his career. The race will be 13-laps in distance while offering the winner a guaranteed starting position for the 30-lap, $10,000 to win, Cole Cup the following day. Friday night’s A-Main for the 13 car field will pay $1,300 to the winner with…More

32nd annual Williams Grove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” This Friday

MECHANICSBURG, PA - Williams Grove Speedway will present the 32nd annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars this Friday night, August 29 at 7:30 pm. The 2014 event, run in honor of the late Promoter Of The Year as it has every year since 1983, will be conducted using a format similar to that used in most if not all Australian sprint car races. The 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” will offer $6,000 to win the 30-lap main event out of a total purse worth nearly $30,000 in total. Time trials will set heat starting grids and every driver…More

Port Royal Labor Day Classic Offers $10 Race Admission & Free Fair Admission

PORT ROYAL, PA – Port Royal Speedway will host a daytime fair classic when it spins off the 63rd annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints on Labor Day afternoon, September 1 at 1 pm, as part of the 160th annual Juniata County Fair. The Gray’s Licensing 355 econo late models and four cylinder stock cars will join the sprint cars for a day at the fair as part of the Juniata County Fair that gets underway on August 30 and runs through September 6. !!!!ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION FOR THE LABOR DAY RACING PROGRAM IS JUST $10 and ADMISSION…More

Port Royal Hosts Big Money Late Model Renninger Memorial Saturday

PORT ROYAL, PA  – Port Royal Speedway will open the 160th annual Juniata County Fair this Saturday, August 30 at 7 pm with the prestigious and lucrative 11th annual Butch Renninger Memorial for late models, boasting a total A Main purse worth more than $15,000 including $3,333 to win and $300 just to start the 30-lap feature. The Renninger Memorial late model feature event will also pay $33 a lap to lead and heats for the event will pay $33 to win along with a $33 award for fast time, which means if one driver could win his heat and wire…More

Glen Ridge Makes Plans for Big Night this Friday

By TOM COUGHLIN FULTONVILLE, N.Y.-  On Johnstown NAPA Night fans will see another exciting presentation of racing action at the little track up on the hill, when on Friday, August 29,  promoter and local businessman Mike Sowle, of Sowle Trailer Repair is planning to have one of the biggest events of 2014 at the “Fastest 1/4 Mile on Dirt”  and joining in the fun will be another long time area businessman and racing sponsor, Tom Spencer from Adirondack Leather, as the two friends are planning to present the racers and fans with some extra distance racing along with an increase…More

It’s Modified Mayhem at Bridgeport Speedway

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. - The Modified Stock Cars return to the Bridgeport quarter mile track on Friday night for Modified Mayhem! The Modifieds have not raced on the Bridgeport quarter mile since 2011 as the mighty modifieds return to the track within a track for twenty-five laps of fast paced racing action on Friday night. The Modifieds join the 600cc ad 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Enduro cars for a full night of racing that gets underway at 8pm. There will be Bike Giveaways for some lucky winners!! The racing action switches to the 5/8 mile speedway for Saturday night as…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