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Archive for the ‘Press Box’ Category

American “Spec 358″ Given Green Light in Australia

By BEN GRAHAM BRISBANE, QLD (October 30, 2014): Dirt Modifieds Australia have taken another step towards aligning with their American counterparts, announcing that a 358-cubic inch ‘spec head’ engine has been approved for competition. The engine will be identical to those sanctioned by DIRTcar, the premier Dirt Modified sanctioning body in the United States. While the new engine will not replace the current engine specifications, Dirt Modifieds Australia (DMA) President Garry Wathen expects that it will become a popular choice amongst competitors. ” What we have tried to do is to identify an engine that is cost-effective, readily available and…More

Christopher and Tidman Among First to Enter Trenton and Atlantic City

TRENTON, NJ – NASCAR Asphalt Modified superstar Ted Christopher, many time American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association Midget champion Ryan Tidman and up and coming Modified Touring Series standout Patrick Emerling are among the first entrants for two weekends of Indoor Auto Racing action scheduled for Trenton and Atlantic City, N.J., and promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions. The Trenton Indoor racing program is set for the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th are presented by PRC Industries. The Atlantic City meet, highlighted by the ‘Gambler’s Classic’ in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is…More

Historic Race Cars to be Featured in Displays Throughout Motorsports 2015

OAKS, PA October 22, 2014 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday, January 23 thru Sunday, January, 25th with a new feature attraction. The popular motorsports trade show, located at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, will be the showcasing a number of special race car displays located at key location throughout the 250,000 square feet of show space. Event promoter Len Sammons is working to bring several more special race car attractions to…More

Fall Jamboree to Crown Speedway Entertainment Champions at Grandview Speedway on November 1st and 2nd.

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Grandview Speedway will be hosting the 2014 Fall Jamboree on November 1st and 2nd, that will crown the champions of the SpeedSTR, All Star Slingshot and Junior Slingshot classes. The events are under the promotion of Speedway Entertainment. The SpeedSTR 2013 National Champion, Freddie Rahmer,Jr., moved to the 410 sprint cars for 2014 so the title is up for grabs with 2012 champion, Maxime Plante currently atop the point standings with sister, Josianne, residing in second. The American contingent is led right now by 2014 Action Track USA point champion, Billy Pauch,Jr., who is third in the…More

45th Southern Tier Open Postponed to Nov 7th/8th at Five Mile Point

KIRKWOOD, NY – The National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend has been postponed and will be run next Friday and Saturday, November 7th and 8th. A new complete schedule is posted below. The 45th Southern Tier 100 will not race for RoC points, like last year the title race will be carried to April at Five Mile Point Speedway. The Excel 600 c.c. Modified event on Saturday will not run for tour points due to a scheduling conflict. The Flea Market has been cancelled and will not be made up. Our Saturday schedule next week has been moved ahead…More

“Grandma’s Gravy” Gambler’s Program Set For Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Saturday, November 29, Providing Bonus Money For All Divisions

ACCORD, NY – Nothing tops a hearty Thanksgiving dinner like “grandma’s gravy.” And nothing boosts a short-track auto race like bonus money for its racers. As such, the “Grandma’s Gravy Gambler’s Program” has been instituted for the second edition of the post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ set for Saturday, November 29 at Accord Speedway. The event made its debut last year as an overwhelming success with more than 100 race cars in the pit area at the Ulster County facility and an overflow crowd. Again in 2014, the big-block/small-block ‘Mashed Potato Modifieds’ headline the ‘Gobbler’ program in a 50-lap event offering $7,117.11 to…More

Halloween Invades Devil’s Bowl Speedway for Sunday Event

WEST HAVEN, VT – The Halloween holiday is coming to Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, October 26. The track will reward all race fans that wear a Halloween costume to the Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event with a $3.00 food coupon for the concession stands. “Call it ‘Track or Treat’ maybe? We usually don’t get to have any races around Halloween, so we’re not wasting the opportunity to have a little extra fun on Sunday,” Devil’s Bowl announcer Andy Hall said. “We’re encouraging our fans, young and old, to wear a costume on Sunday and not only…More

Eastern States Weekend is Here

MIDDLETOWN, NY (October 22)……..Are you ready for some racing? We’re just hours away from the start of the biggest race weekend of the year at the historic Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. That’s right, it’s time as Arkel Motors and Dupee & Monroe PC present the 53rd Annual Eastern States Weekend, the oldest consecutively-run championship event for dirt track Modified stock cars in the country. It is three action-packed days—Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26—of high speed racing excitement that culminates with the Eastern States 200, the “granddaddy” of all fall championship races. Much of the…More

Attica to reward teams at season-ending banquet

ATTICA, Ohio – The top 10 in points in all four divisions at Attica Raceway Park will collect their money and prizes at the track’s annual banquet set for Saturday, Nov. 22. Also, special awards such as rookie of the year will also be handed out. The banquet will be held at the hall at the track with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and the buffet dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony. Tickets are $25 each and can be obtained by contact Rex LeJeune, director of operations, at 419-680-5606. No tickets will be sold at the door…More

World Of Outlaws Invade Port Royal Speedway For Oval Finale This Saturday

PORT ROYAL, PA – It has been a decade since the STP World of Outlaws Sprint cars last raced at the historic Port Royal Speedway. And now the wait is over! The cars and stars of the World of Outlaws circuit will return to Port Royal Speedway this Saturday night, October 25 for a 5 pm showdown with the Pennsylvania Posse stars to close out the 2014 Port Royal Season. Purely sprint car racing is on the agenda that climaxes with a $10,000 to win, 30-lap feature event. Gates open at 3 pm for the races and beginning at the same…More