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Another Dominate Night for Schatz as he wins at Monster Meltdown

ALGER, Wash. – Aug. 29, 2014 – With another dominate performance during night one of the Monster Meltdown at Skagit Speedway on Friday night, Donny Schatz continued a podium streak that began on July 19 and World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win streak that now stretches four races. Schatz, who won 23 races last season with his STP/Armor All team, is proving especially formidable this season as his 18th win of the season extended his championship points lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 197. “It always feels good to win,” Schatz said. “Especially out here at a…More

Bloomquist Blisters Field in First Ever Visit to Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, OH (August 29, 2014) – Making his first ever visit to Attica Raceway Park, Scott Bloomquist survived a two-lap dash to the finish for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season. Bloomquist led all 50-laps in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Lucas Oil Products sponsored Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Bloomquist earned his 51st career LOLMDS victory out dueling Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler to round out the top five. “This is our first time here; everyone knows our winning percentage at new tracks in my career is pretty good. This is really…More

Matt Sheppard readies for showdown at Autodrome Granby

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – August 27, 2014 – With a mere three-point lead, Super DIRTcar Series driver Matt Sheppard has his work cut out for him as he charges into September. The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series heads to Autodrome Granby in Granby, Quebec, for a 100-lap feature Saturday, Sept. 6. Sheppard, the three-time series champion out of Waterloo, N.Y.,sits at the top of the point standings with Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., just three points behind. “We’ve had to overcome a lot of adversity to maintain the point lead,” said Sheppard, who most recently finished 23rd in Lebanon Valley…More

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Preparing for Huge Labor Day Weekend of Racing

WAYCROSS, GA (August 27, 2014) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gets back in action this weekend with 3 big Labor Day weekend events. The LOLMDS will compete at three different venues this weekend with over $165,000 in prize money up for grabs. The series will start the weekend with a visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH this Friday, August 29th. The Rex LeJeune promoted facility will host the LOLMDS, for the second time, with a 50-Lap $10,000 to win feature event Friday night. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series will run as a…More

Chuck Hebing Wins Lucas Oil ESS Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway

(Dean Reynolds Photo) By MIKE MALLETT AFTON, N.Y. – For the second time in his career Chuck Hebing captured the Earl Halaquist Memorial with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Hebing last won the event back in 2006 at the Black Rock Speedway. On Tuesday night Hebing added a second as he dominated the 25-lap Einstein Construction Group A-Main to pocket $2,600 at the I-88 Speedway. The win was also part of the E & V Energy Tour of the States series. “It’s good to win big races especially when we have friends and family here,” said Hebing in Victory…More

DIRTcar 358-Modified Series invades Cornwall for Canadian Nationals finale

CORNWALL, ONTARIO – With the summer winding down, the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series is just heating up a 125-lap feature race Sunday, Aug. 31, at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The Jiffy Auto Service Triple Crown Finals for the Canadian Nationals Gaetan’s Chip Stand Series features a special $5,000-to-win race for the best small-block competitors in the region. Defending series champion and current point leader for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Erick Rudolph says he is ready to defend his position at Cornwall’s tough quarter-mile. “We know exactly what we’re going to try there setup-wise,” said the Ransomville, N.Y., driver about Cornwall’s Canadian Nationals…More

Darrell Lanigan Outduels Brady Smith at Saturday’s NAPA Merritt 50, Earning His 13th World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory of 2014

By JOSHUA JOINER LAKE CITY, Mich. – Aug. 23, 2014 – Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., topped a back-and-forth battle with Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., midway through Saturday’s NAPA Merritt 50 A-Main at Merritt Speedway and pulled away in the closing laps to earn his 13th World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory of the season. The 44-year-old Lanigan, a two-time series champion and current points leader, earned $10,650 for his series-leading 66th career WoO LMS victory and his first triumph at Merritt’s 3/8-mile oval. “We went a little different (on tire selection) and I knew we would…More

Michael Parent Returns to Lucas Oil ESS Victory Lane with win at Le RPM

By MIKE MALLETT ST. MARCEL, QC – Michael Parent has made only handful of Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints this season after suffering a severe injury near the conclusion of the 2013 racing season. Saturday night at the Le RPM Speedway the Granby, Que., driver lucked into his first win in over a year in the 25-lap Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada, Fondation 4 Saison series main-event. Parent was the second Quebec native to grab a feature win in the weekend in his home province after Steve Poirier captured the prior night’s race at the Autodrome Granby. “We’ve been…More

Steve Poirier Loves Coming Home, Wins Lucas Oil ESS Event at Autodrome Granby in front of Record Crowd.

By MIKE MALLETT GRANBY, QC. – By his own admission, Steve Poirier has run “thousands” of laps around Autodrome Granby. The St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver has multiple wins and championships at the facility and friday night he used that home track knowledge to fly by Jason Barney en route to the win, his fifth of the 2014 season. “Feels really good,” said Poirier. “We haven’t had good draws the last couple of races but we’ve had a good racing machine. Thanks to Kevin Loveys’ he gave me a good car. Tonight I told him to set the car…More

Don O’Neal Wins Whiskey City 50 at Lawrenceburg Speedway

LAWRENCEBURG, IN (August 23, 2014) – Don O’Neal returned to his home-state of Indiana on Saturday Night and won the Whiskey City 50 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. It was O’Neal’s sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season, and continues to close the gap on current point leader, Jimmy Owens, who came home sixth. O’Neal grabbed the lead on lap four from his Clint Bowyer Racing teammate, Steve Francis, and charged to his 39th career LOLMDS victory. Francis finished second followed by pole-sitter, Scott Bloomquist. Steve Casebolt drove by Earl Pearson Jr. on the final lap to take…More