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Brett Hearn working on three in a row at Orange County Fair Speedway

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 20, 2014 – There’s no question as to which Modified driver has been dominant at Orange County Fair Speedway’s annual Eastern States Weekend. Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has picked up 13 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series victories at the Middletown, N.Y., track, ten in the Eastern States 200. This year, the two-time consecutive Eastern States 200 Champion is looking to make it three in a row. “The last couple years have been awesome for us. It’s still the track I learned how to race at first and, even though I don’t go there that…More

Scott Bloomquist Victorious in Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship

PORTSMOUTH, OH (October 19, 2014) – Scott Bloomquist led the final 39 laps to win his second career Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship -Presented by NAPA Auto Parts.  Bloomquist entered his  27th DTWC event winning the race back in 2005 for the first time. Bloomquist earned $50,000 for the victory in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Hawkeye Trucking, Durham Racing Engines, Sweet-Bloomquist entry. The event concluded the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season, after being moved back to Sunday at Portsmouth Raceway Park due to rain on Saturday. Eddie Carrier Jr. finished second, followed by Jimmy Owens, Don…More

Danny Johnson sweeps Brockville’s Fall Nationals, winning Saturday’s Super DIRTcar Series 100-lapper

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson made history Saturday night, becoming the first Modified driver to sweep Brockville Ontario Speedway’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre. Johnson wheeled the Traction Grabber No. 27J to victory lane Friday night in the 100-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature race, and followed it up the next night with a win in the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature event. “It’s a fantastic track for us. It’s really working really well for us,” said Johnson, whose victory Saturday was his fourth Super DIRTcar Series win of…More

Carrier and Moyer on Front Row of Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championships

PORTSMOUTH, OH (October 17th, 2014) – Eddie Carrier Jr. and Billy Moyer will start from the front row of Saturday Night’s 34th Annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship-presented by NAPA Auto Parts at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The six heat race winners re-drew for the first three rows of the $50,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event. Jonathan Davenport captured the first heat race on Friday Night.  After a torrid battle with R.J. Conley, Jimmy Mars and Earl Pearson Jr.; Davenport bolted to the lead and the eventual win.  Gregg Satterlee came from the sixth starting spot to…More

Matt Covington Breaks Through at the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (October 18, 2014) Twice in 2014 Matt Covington has been close to winning at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. Silver in the Spring Nationals, Bronze in the Summer Nationals, and finally Gold as the Oklahoma shoe led start-to-finish in the 41st annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals. Covington’s fourth career Lucas Oil ASCS victory, the win is his second of the season. “This feels better than I thought it would. I’ve always wanted to win a National Tour race here. This means more to me than my first ever National…More

A Fremont Comeback for Donny Schatz

FREMONT, Ohio – Oct. 18 2014 – Donny Schatz proved Saturday night at Fremont Speedway that nothing can keep him down on the way to his sixth career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship. After qualifying second, Schatz looked well positioned at Fremont – and then disaster struck. In the second heat of the night, Schatz, who started fourth, slipped back to fifth. In the closing laps he battled Paul McMahan for the fourth and final transfer spot. On the last lap, Schatz tried to get around McMahan, whose car was damaged from contact earlier in the heat,…More

Tony Bruce, Jr. Takes Winter Nationals Preliminary Checkers

MESQUITE, Texas (October 17, 2014) Winning the preliminary night of the 2014 Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals, Tony Bruce, Jr. added the preliminary night of the 2014 Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals to his list of victories at the Mesquite, Texas oval, bringing his win count to three with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. “First let me start off by saying my thoughts and prayers go out to Jason [Johnson],” said Bruce after scoring his third win of the season. “No one ever wants to win a race like that;…More

Danny Johnson powers to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson outmaneuvered Modified stars Billy Dunn and Erick Rudolph to claim Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway. “We started fourth and we jiggled around back and forth there for a little bit,” said Johnson, who claimed his sixth DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Brockville. “Then a couple guys there fell out, and the bottom came in good. My car was really hooked up well on the bottom, it rotated well, and it worked out well for us tonight.” Johnson started fourth while Dunn and early race…More

LOLMS Champion and Rookie of the Year to be Crowned This Weekend

WAYCROSS, GA (October 15, 2014) – The season long points battle for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion and the Rookie of the Year titles comes down to this weekend’s final event in Portsmouth, OH on October 17th and 18th. Both titles will depend on the outcome at the 34th Annual Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Never in the history of the LOLMDS have both titles been undetermined – heading into the series finale. Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN and driver of the Clint Bowyer Racing car #5 leads three-time…More

DIRTcar series invade Brockville for DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 15, 2014 – With NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII in the books, DIRTcar Racing fans and competitors look north, to Brockville Ontario Speedway’s DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre. The sixth annual running of the fall event kicks off Friday, Oct. 17, with a 100-lap feature race night for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The following night, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series take center stage at the famed Ontario 3/8-mile oval. Champions will be crowned in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and the DIRTcar Sportsman…More