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Derek Hagar Looking at 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Title

TULSA, Okla. (February 9, 2015) With the 2015 season getting ready to get underway at Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park, Marion, Arkansas shoe Derek Hagar has announced he will be joining the 2015 lineup with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. “It feels great to finally get the opportunity to run the full ASCS National Tour,” said Hagar. “We have some backing to help us get to Florida and then Bulls Gap so hopefully we can come out hot like we did last year and be sitting pretty in the points with a couple…More

Sharon Crowns King Jr Champ at 2014 Awards Banquet

By MIKE LEONE Hartford, OH (February 7, 2015) – Sharon Speedway officially put the wraps on the 85th anniversary season on Saturday night as the Yankee Lake Ballroom hosted the annual awards banquet and dinner as well over 300 people attended the affair. The top 10 drivers in 2014 points in 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 Mod, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks were honored. Several other special awards were handed out. Sharon Speedway opened in 1929…More

Drivers Celebrate 2014 Achievements at Fonda Banquet

By RON SZCZERBA FONDA, NY – On Friday, February 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY track champions and others celebrated their 2014 accomplishments at the Fonda Speedway Awards banquet. Emceed by Fonda Speedway announcers Jim King and Toby LaGrange it was the first awards banquet under the DeLorenzo Motorsports promotional banner. After a delicious dinner was served the first awards given out were for point standings positions second through fifth in the 4-cylinder and street stock divisions and point positions second through 10th in the pro stock, sportsman, and modified divisions. In the 4-cylinder division Kerrie Hollenback…More

Selinsgrove Celebrates 70th Season with 27 Race Dates

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s 70th year celebration will feature a variety of open wheel and stock car events with 27 race dates dotting the 2015 schedule. The season kicks off with the track’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6. Teams interested in placing their race cars in the show please call 570.523.8420 before Feb. 25. Racing at the historic half-mile clay oval starts Saturday, March 14, with the annual Race of Champions (RoC) Ice Breaker 40 for big block modifieds paying $5,000 to win. Also on the opening…More

Seat Reservations Available March 7th for Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 7, 2015 – The groundhog may have seen his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter but it also means spring is not far off and with it comes the auto racing season. Fans who have purchased season tickets for the 2015 Saturday night season at Grandview are now invited to come out to the track on Saturday, March 7th at 1 p.m. to pick their reserved seat which is part of their season ticket package. The Saturday night season ticket, in addition to the guaranteed reserved seat, covers every Saturday event run between the season…More

Barry White Travelers Program Returns to Five Mile Point

KIRKWOOD, NY – Last season Five Mile Point Speedway owner Andrew Harpell developed a program that awarded the many teams that traveled a long distance to the speedway weekly. The “Barry White Travelers Program” as it was named will continue again in 2015. The 65th consecutive season opener will take place on Saturday, April 4th. The Barry White Travelers Program will reward all weekly race teams that travel a long distance to compete at Five Mile Point Speedway in 2015. Teams that travel a distance of over 125 miles one way to the speedway this season will receive 2 free…More

Friesen Adds To Upstate New York Legacy

By JASON CUNNINGHAM (NASCAR) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Stewart Friesen is no stranger to historical feats. If your name is ahead of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans on any list, you’ve had a remarkable career. The all-time feature wins leader in Utica-Rome Speedway’s famous history added yet another feather in his cap in 2014 when he captured the seventh track championship of his still-young career. Friesen, from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, posted seven wins and 18 top fives in the 358 Modified division at Utica-Rome to edge Matt Sheppard by 10 points in what was his fifth-consecutive title campaign. This one…More

Ohsweken Speedway Special Event Tickets Go on Sale Mon, Feb 23

By TOMMY GOUDGE OHSWEKEN, ONT – Ticket renewals for Ohsweken Speedway’s 2015 Special Events are set to begin on Monday, February 23. Those who purchased their tickets online last year and already have an account with TicketForce will be able to renew their tickets at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com beginning at 9:00am on Monday, February 23. Renewals can also be done by phone between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 519 717-0023 beginning on Monday, February 23. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Anyone…More

New Egypt Speedway Partners with Route 1 USA Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for 2015 Season

New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway is excited to announce a new partnership with Route 1 USA Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for the 2015 season. In the coming weeks the large Route 539 billboard will be upgraded to announce Route 1 USA as a proud supporter of New Egypt Speedway. An entirely new design that incorporates the important information about the Speedway and Route 1 USA will appear on the large 12’x24’ billboard. “We are really excited about our new partnership with Route 1 USA Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for this season. We just bought a Dodge Grand Caravan…More

Eldora Tickets Go On Sale Monday Feb 9

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Feb. 6, 2015) – The renewals were strong for Eldora’s “Big Four” races and at 10 am (EST) on Monday, Feb 9 fans can purchase tickets, suites and select campsites for all 25 racing events at the legendary half-mile dirt oval. All orders can be placed at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the box office at the race track. Since early December, the ticketing department has been filling orders for the time-honored major events; 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers (June 4-5-6), 32nd annual Kings Royal (July 17 and 18), 3rd…More