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Sharon Hoping to Resume “Steel Valley Thunder” Saturday Night after Rainout

By MIKE LEONE Hartford, OH July 23, 2014 After a weekend off for the Trumbull County Fair and a rain out last Saturday, Sharon Speedway is hoping better weather is on the horizon this Saturday night (July 26) to resume the 85th anniversary racing season with a six-division “Steel Valley Thunder” program featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Race time is 7 p.m. Saturday is a kids gold rush during intermission and…More

World of Outlaws Return to Ohsweken on July 29, Northern Summer Nationals July 28

Ohsweken, Ontario – July 24, 2014 – Two of the biggest events of the Ohsweken Speedway season are quickly approaching, with the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals “Race for the Cure” set for Monday, July 28, and the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series scheduled for Tuesday, July 29. ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN Arrow Express returns as presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers on Tuesday, July 29. The World of Outlaws Sprint…More

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in town this Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway

By MARTIN BELANGER Cornwall, Ont –  The biggest show of the season will be in town on Sunday as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make their annual trip to the speedway along with the visit of the Lightning Sprints, Modifieds and Sportsman on Twinleaf Stores Night. The best drivers in the Sprint Car world will make the haul to Cornwall part of the World of Outlaws Northern Tour. It will also be the final opportunity to see the King of Outlaws, Steve Kinser with the series as it is last year with the tour for the 20-time…More

Jake Davis Memorial to Highlight August 2 Show at Woodhull

By PAUL HARKENRIDER (Woodhull, NY) Due to the July 19th cancellation, the Davis Family and Track Owner/Promoter, Ted White, now in his 5th year of ownership, have agreed to now put the 2nd Annual Jake Davis Memorial event on August 2nd. Employees of Dgein trucking have also agreed to come back and co-sponsor the Regular Big 6 show, with Maple City Dodge of North Hornell. Maple City Dodge, is the official car dealer ship of the Woodhull Raceway, where they are one of the areas most recognized Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep dealerships in Western, New York and Northern Pensylvania. The…More

Cole-Cup Pre Entry Deadline Rapidly Approaching

VERNON, NY-The second annual Cole Cup for 360 Sprints is still over a month away, but the pre entry deadline is rapidly closing in. Entry forms for the $10,000 to win event scheduled for September 6 event are available on www.uticaromespeedway.com and for a driver to get a free pit pass worth $35, the entry must be post marked by August 1. Last season, a field of over 50 sprinters filled the pit area as they battled for the then $7,000 win. After battling weather and concluding a day later than originally planned, it was Stewart Friesen standing in victory…More

Regular Show on Tap for Utica-Rome Sunday Evening

VERNON, NY- This Sunday, July 27, at the Utica-Rome Speedway, PERFEX Corp. will close out the month of July with another exciting regular show of NASCAR Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks. With one full month of racing left, point battles in all division are sure to heat up as drivers battle to better their position in the standings. Every week, talented fields of Modifieds battle for the $2,000 to win but two drivers have again begun to separate themselves from the rest of the field. Point leader Stewart Friesen has scored six wins so far this season but…More

Modifieds, Midgets and More this Friday at Big Diamond

MINERSVILLE, PA – The final Friday night of racing for the month of July may just be the most action packed yet, with the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, USS Achey Sportsman and Savage 61 Roadrunners all scheduled to see action on the 3/8th mile oval. If that wasn’t enough, a spectacular 15 minute fireworks display is also on the schedule. Current point leader and four time winner Billy Pauch Jr. looks to rebound from last weeks machanical woes, as multi-time track champion Duane Howard and Georgie Stevenson Memorial winner Rick Laubach are right on his heels.…More

Northern Modified Challenge Series to Make Airborne Debut; New York track to host Challenge for the first time on Saturday

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Northern Modified Challenge Series returns to action on Saturday, July 26 to add a new page in the scrapbook. The second-year open-wheel stock car series will make its first-ever trip to Airborne Park Speedway for a pair of 25-lap shootouts, pitting the stars of the track’s weekly J&S Steel Sportsman Modified division against a group of Challenge Series invaders. Inaugural NMCS champion Vince Quenneville, Jr., is among the drivers excited to head to Airborne on Saturday. The Brandon, VT veteran finished fifth in a recent weekly event at the 4/10-mile, progressively banked oval, and has…More

Brian Comeau Posts Top 10 Finish on Saturday Night at Brockville Speedway

The 2014 season has produced more than its share of bad luck for Brian Comeau and his Kitley Motorsports team.  After posting back to back top ten finishes in early May, Comeau was involved in a wreck that left his primary car with heavy damage.  They quickly put together a backup car, so Comeau would be able to continue racing, but the bad luck has seemed to follow him. Comeau opened Saturday night’s events with a win in his qualifying heat race, leading every lap of the race.  In the 25 lap main event, Comeau started from the front row…More

Jeremy LaSalle Posts Second Consecutive Top Five Finish at Brockville Speedway on Saturday Night

After a strong top five finish last week at Brockville Speedway, Jeremy LaSalle was looking forward to getting back into his Northwood2 Construction sponsored car looking for an event better finish this week. The night began with qualifying heat races and LaSalle finished fourth in the eight lap event.  After making some adjustments, Jeremy was ready for the 25 lap main event.  He rolled off the starting grid from the sixth starting position and was inside the top five after just two laps.  LaSalle maintained a top five position throughout the entire event, and would cross the finish line with…More