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I-88 Speedway Short Track SuperNationals 7 Shaping Up As Clash Of Weekly Racing’s Best; Invaders From NY, NJ, DE, PA, MA & Quebec Make Plans To Vie For Record $33,202 Payout

AFTON, NY – The stars are beginning to line up for the Alpine Building Supply Short Track SuperNationals 7 presented by Olum’s to be held at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., Friday-Saturday October 10-11. Entries are pouring in for the ‘Working Man’s Race’ special, which will cap off the six-race Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP for big-block/small-block Modifieds. A record payout – the most lucrative in event history – has been posted with $33,202 set for the base purse plus lap money, bonuses and contingency awards for just 50 laps of racing at the Afton Fairgrounds oval. Modifieds…More

Donny Schatz Makes History at Berlin Raceway

MARNE, Mich. – Sept. 27, 2014 – Donny Schatz made history Saturday night at Berlin Raceway. In winning the inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at the track, Schatz captured his 24th win of the season and set a new personal single season win record. “Awesome race team. Awesome racecar. A great effort by this team,” Schatz said in victory lane. Schatz, who swept both Michigan races this season (I-96 Speedway on May 31 and Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27), came into Berlin following a win the night before at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway where he tied his…More

Birkhofer Battles Hard to Win Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 27, 2014) – In an incredible finish, Brian Birkhofer passed Scott Bloomquist coming off of turn number four on the final lap to win the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores. Birkhofer; in possibly the last race of his career; earned $40,000 for the win as the huge grandstand crowd came to its feet to cheer on the home-state driver to victory. Mike Marlar made a late-race charge to finish third, followed by Jimmy Mars, and 31st starting Don O’Neal, who finished fifth to maintain his Lucas Oil Late Model…More

Derek Hagar Prevails in Traffic for Victory in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 27, 2014) – For the second night in a row, the fourth running of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial found a first time winner at the Lucas Oil Speedway as Derek Hagar grabbed the lead from Jeff Swindell in slower traffic for his second Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour victory of 2014. “This means a lot,” commented Derek before taking a pause to gain his composure. “Me and Jesse were team mates the year that he passed away at Manzanita in the Silver Crown cars, and at Indianapolis at the mile. That…More

Tim Crawley Captures Hockett/McMillin Prelim Victory

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2014) – For the 45th time in his career, Tim Crawley parked in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, taking night one of the fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. Crawley’s third win at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”, the Mike Ward Motorsports No. 88 led start-to-finish in Friday’s Protect the Harvest A-Feature event. Challenged in the final laps by Jeff Swindell, the R&A Farms No. 94 slipped a nose under Crawley with two laps to run,…More

Birkhofer Blasts to Victory on Friday Night at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 26, 2014) – Brian Birkhofer returned to victory lane at Knoxville Raceway during the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. Birkhofer took the lead from Rodney Sanders on lap 14 and held off a charging Billy Moyer for the win in night number two of the crown jewel event. Trailing Birkhofer and Moyer across the finish line in the 25-lap, preliminary feature were Steve Francis, Brandon Sheppard and Ronnie Sanders. “Man what a race, to win here at Knoxville is always special. We just got this Vic Hill Racing Engine this week, and this Rocket Chassis has…More

Excitement Building for 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented By Casey’s General Store

WAYCROSS, GA (September 19, 2014) – Arguably one of the biggest dirt late model crown jewel events of the year is drawing near and will take place at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA. The 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by Casey’s General Store, sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will kick off Thursday, September 25th with three nights of racing concluding on Saturday, September 27th. This crown jewel event will pay out over $270,000 over the three nights of racing. Both Thursday and Friday’s events will include LOLMDS Hot-Laps, Miller…More

Anticipation Runs High For Alpine Building Supply Short Track SuperNationals 7 At I-88 Speedway Oct. 10-11

AFTON, NY – The highly anticipated Alpine Building Supply Short Track SuperNationals 7 presented by Olum’s at the Afton Fairgrounds is quickly approaching. On Friday-Saturday Oct. 10-11, the ‘Working Man’s Race’ promoted by Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC and I-88 Speedway managers Jamie Page and Ron Ford will command the attention of the Northeast dirt Modified racing community at the Afton, N.Y., oval. The busy weekend of racing is headlined by the finale of the six-race Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP with a record payout posted for the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event. Some $33,202 will be…More

Blaney holds of Kaeding for UNOH All Star Win at Brushcreek

PEEBLES, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014) – Dale Blaney held off a furious charge by Tim Kaeding over the last six laps Saturday to earn his 16th University of Northwestern All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex. In the UNOH All Stars first appearance at “The Creek” since 2005 – the track has been reshaped and made smaller and racer since then – Blaney charged around Derek Hagar on lap 19 and then survived several attempts by Kaeding following a late race caution, to earn his 20thoverall win of 2014. “This is the most…More

Erick Rudolph charges to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brighton

BRIGHTON, ONTARIO – Sunday, September 21, 2014 – Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., battled Danny O’Brien for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win Saturday, Sept. 20, at Brighton Speedway, claiming his first victory at the track. Danny O’Brien (No.M96) and Lance Willix II (No.16) started on the front row for the 100-lap 358 Modified Applefest Shootout. O’Brien grabbed the early lead while Willix settiled in to second. The race was slowed early on lap five when Brandon Easy (No.06) hit the outside wall on the frontstretch, ending his night. Prior to another caution on lap 19, sixth-place started Erick Rudolph (No.25R)…More