Archive for the ‘Press Box’ Category

I-88 Speedway Short Track SuperNationals 7 Shaping Up As Clash Of Weekly Racing’s Best; Invaders From NY, NJ, DE, PA, MA & Quebec Make Plans To Vie For Record $33,202 Payout

AFTON, NY – The stars are beginning to line up for the Alpine Building Supply Short Track SuperNationals 7 presented by Olum’s to be held at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., Friday-Saturday October 10-11. Entries are pouring in for the ‘Working Man’s Race’ special, which will cap off the six-race Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP for big-block/small-block Modifieds. A record payout – the most lucrative in event history – has been posted with $33,202 set for the base purse plus lap money, bonuses and contingency awards for just 50 laps of racing at the Afton Fairgrounds oval. Modifieds…More

Justin Barger Gets Second Place in National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway; Will Battle with the ‘Outlaws’ This week at Williams Grove

This past weekend Justin Barger and his team traveled to Selinsgrove Speedway for the annual 360 National Open.  Not only did Justin Barger Racing debut a new sponsor and color scheme, they also had a brand new number, switching to car #24. Barger was fast early in the day, posting the third fastest speed in the opening practice.  In the two sets of qualifying heats, Barger finished with a fourth place run in his first qualifier after starting fifth.  In the second round of heat races, Barger started from fourth and picked up the win. The passing points gained from…More

King Sr Returns to Victory Lane at Sharon

By MIKE LEONE Hartford, OH – Summer-like conditions prevailed on Saturday in the 2014 season finale as Sharon Speedway put a wrap to the 85th anniversary season. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Rex King-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Steve Dixon-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Adam Hilton-Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Mike Clark-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Casey Bowers-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Travis Creech-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. After winning two of the first six features of the season, Rex King went winless…More

World Of Outlaws Final PA Show Of 2014 At Port Royal Speedway Oct. 25

PORT ROYAL, PA – Even though the STP World of Outlaws are competing in the area during the next week, there will still be another chance this season to catch all the best sprint car drivers in the world do battle under one roof when the STP World of Outlaws visit Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, October 25 at 5 pm. The highly anticipated Port Royal program will be the last chance for area fans to see multi-time outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN., compete in the state of Pennsylvania as a full-time outlaws pilot. And the opportunity should not…More

Historic Williams Grove Speedway National Open Celebrates 52 Years October 3 & 4

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Sprint car fans in the East will gather this Saturday night to see the 52nd running of the Williams Grove Speedway National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the STP World of Outlaws, going 40-laps in distance and paying $50,000 to the winner. The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963. Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage. And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint…More

Williams Grove World Of Outlaws 52nd Annual National Open Races This Week, $50,000 on the Line to the Winner

MECHANICSBURG, PA Williams Grove Speedway will present the premier sprint car event of the season in the east this Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, when it hosts the 52nd annual STP World of Outlaws National Open races. Friday will find the historic oval hosting a full program of World of Outlaws sprint car racing complete with a 25-lap main event paying $8,000 to win before the big one takes center stage on Saturday. Saturday’s 52nd annual World of Outlaws National Open will go the customary 40 laps with the winner going home with $50,000 in his coffers. Qualifying time…More

Sportsman Primed To Share Fulton Speedway Outlaw 200 Weekend Spotlight; Overall Purse And Special Awards Amounts To Over $12,000

By DAVE MEDLER FULTON, NY – One of the most popular events of the racing season for fans and competitors is the 50-Lap, $2,500 to-win Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Championship that is part of the Sunoco Ethanol Facility Outlaw 200 Weekend presented by SUNY Canton on October 3-4 at the Fulton Speedway. Fans and drivers love coming to the Fulton Speedway for the wide racing surface that allows for two and three wide racing on the ‘High Banks’. In 2013 over sixty Sportsman signed into the pits to do battle, with only one driver having their name written in…More

Countdown is on to the DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Speedway

By JIM CLARKE BROCKVILLE, ONT – Coming from the north, south, east and west – fans, drivers and teams will soon converge in one central location – making Brockville Ontario Speedway their racin’ destination. The 2014 edition of the DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals – presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre – takes centre stage Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th at The BOS. This will be the 6th annual running of the marquee event at the 3/8th mile speedplant, off highway 29 just north of Brockville. The 2013 edition saw Chris Herbison, Erick Rudolph and Billy Decker score the Mr.…More

Syracuse USAC Silver Crown Finale Set for Oct 11 at the Mile

SYRACUSE – Sept. 25, 2014 – Only 12 points separate USAC Silver Crown point leaders Kody Swanson and Tracy Hines entering the October 11 series finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The Saturday, Oct. 11, outing marks USAC’s first Silver Crown race in New York since Brian Tyler’s victory at Oswego in 2009. The last Syracuse Silver Crown race was J.J. Yeley’s victory in 2003. 2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings: 1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-261, 10-Dave Darland-234.

Friends of Mike on Tap this Weekend at Bridgeport Speedway

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Big things are happening at the Bridgeport Speedway this week as the Logan Township facility prepares to present the 9th running of the Friends of Mike race on Sunday. The race is named in honor of a very devoted race fan by the name of Mike Rogie. When Rogie was diagnosed with cancer, Danny Serrano and several of his friends got together to plan a special night of racing in Mike’s honor. They raised additional funds for the pay-offs and hoped that their efforts would raise their friend’s spirits while they gave back to the weekend warriors that…More