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Paducah International Raceway Set for Final Leg of Three-Race Weekend in May for LOLMDS

WAYCROSS, GA (April 14, 2014) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Paducah International Raceway are gearing up for a huge weekend of racing the first weekend of May. The stars and cars of the LOLMDS will visit the Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY on Saturday, May 3rd, as the final leg of a big three-race weekend in May for the “Spring Showdown”. The event is scheduled as a 50-lap feature event paying $10,000 to win and $800 to start. The single-day event will include Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and the 50-lap feature event.…More

Aaron Reutzel Scores Emotional Lucas Oil ASCS Victory at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark  - If you’re going to win, make sure it’s memorable. That’s exactly what Aaron Reutzel did on Saturday night at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. leading start-to-finish for his first Protect the Harvest A-Feature win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. “Unbelievable, I just want to cry. I’ve been trying for so long to win one of these things, and have come so close so many times. There are so many people that should be here tonight that aren’t here. My dad traveled with for 16 years, he’s…More

Non-Qualifiers’ Incentives Put In Place For NDRL Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Starting At Tuesday, May 20 Thunder Mountain Speedway

CENTER LISLE, NY – Incentives continue to grow for the “racers’ choice” National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP. Round No. 2 of the first-year series, offering a $10,014 champion’s share, approaches at Thunder Mountain Speedway (Center Lisle, N.Y.) on Tuesday, May 20 (rain date: May 21) with the Olum’s ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ presented by Rochinski Contracting Services & Husqvarna. Emphasis has been placed on rewarding drivers unable to qualify for the NDRL Modified main event – not only at the Thunder Mountain spectacular – but for the remainder of the series, which also…More

Sheppard Wins Battle, Friesen Wins the War at Five Mile Point

KIRKWOOD, NY…On Sunday at Five Mile Point Speedway Stewart Friesen proved the old saying, “Patience is a virtue” as he was crowned the 2013 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Champion after the title race was postponed last fall. Matt Sheppard entered the day second in points and did his best to win the title by capturing the victory in the RoC Dirt Modified Tour 100. His best efforts came up short as Friesen finished third on his way to capturing his second RoC title. The victory for Sheppard and car owner Norm Hansell was worth $5,755 and the first…More

Jonathan Davenport Crowned King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway

Jamaica, Virginia (April 12, 2014) The Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth was on Jonathan Davenport and Kevin Rumley’s list of high priority events. Not that every event isn’t important, but the King of the Commonwealth is a victory that both driver and his race team highly coveted. Both have been very successful at Bill Sawyer’s beautiful Virginia Motor Speedway over the years. On Saturday they both added another big check mark to their to-do list when Davenport overtook early leader Billy Moyer, Jr. on lap 17 and held off a hard charging Scott Bloomquist in the late stages of the…More

Stutt’s Earns Selinsgrove ESS Mach 1 Spring Fling Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts of Liverpool held off numerous challenges to score the 30-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) season opener for 360 sprint cars sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Stutts, who has won three of the last four ESS-sanctioned races at Selinsgrove, collected $3,000 for his 18th career victory at the track in 358-360 sprint car competition driving the Mountain View Travel/Mach 1 Chassis No. 23. Steve Poirier of Quebec was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 26-car field with a lap time of 17.384 seconds. Defending champion Jeff Rine…More

Francis Bests Strong NDRL Field to win PENNational 50 at PPMS

By JERIN STEELE IMPERIAL, PA – The Kentucky Colonel Steve Francis made a lap 19 pass on Jonathan Davenport and held off Brian Birkhofer the rest of way to pick up the win in the NDRL PENNational 50 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Thursday night. “It was nice to get a win here tonight,” Francis said. “This was a brand new car and the guys did a good job with it. It was good to get one for Clint Bowyer Racing and Georgia Boot.” Francis and Tim Fuller paced the field of 26 cars to the green flag, but it…More

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Announces Title Sponsor of ROY Program and Rookie Candidates for 2014

WAYCROSS, GA (April 10, 2014) – Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are excited to announce Dunn-Benson Ford has come on board as the title sponsor of the Rookie of the Year program. In addition to their sponsorship of the ROY program, Dunn-Benson Ford will be the “Official Pace Vehicle” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2014. Carlton and Kemp Lamm, owners of the Dunn-Benson Ford dealership, have been involved in the sport for many years and have increased their partnership with the series over the past several years. This year’s Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie…More

Record-Breaker: Huge, Record-Setting Purse Set For Tuesday, May 20 Olum’s ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ NDRL Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Event At Thunder Mountain Speedway

CENTER LISLE, NY – Records will not only fall – they will be shattered – when Thunder Mountain Speedway hosts the Olum’s ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ presented by Rochinski Contracting Services and Husqvarna on Tuesday, May 20. The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds invade the Center Lisle, N.Y., three-eighths-mile oval for a first-time 50-lap special boasting a record payout for the facility, which held its first event in 1992. More than $27,000 has been posted for the NDRL Modified division purse: $5,100 to win (including a $100 bonus from Simplicity Design…More

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Kings & Perris

By SAM MARTIN HANFORD, Calif. – April 8, 2014 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winds down its California Spring Break tour this weekend with events on Friday at Kings Speedway and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. The weekend marks the last chance to see the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in California until September. Donny Schatz is the championship leader entering the weekend, but Kasey Kahne Racing is coming off a 1-2-3 finish on Sunday at Calistoga and will attempt to continue its momentum. Brad Sweet‘s victory on Saturday night gives him three wins for the…More