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Tiebreaker: Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Heads To Penn Can Speedway Tuesday, Aug. 12 For Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Hot Summer Night’ Specia

(Jeff Gromis Photo) SUSQUEHANNA, PA – Call it the “tiebreaker” at Penn Can Speedway. On Tuesday, Aug. 12 (rain date: Aug. 13), in what will likely be the final midweek show contested under the outgoing promotional partnership of Reed Miller and Al Wilcox, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. presents the ‘Hot Summer Night’ special: 60 laps for the touring big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP. The last special event contested on the racy Penn Can Speedway three-eighths-mile oval in June ended with a dead tie between Kevin Hartnett and Danny Johnson. Both are expected to be…More

The Doctor takes Brett’s Money at Big Show 6

MALTA, N.Y. — July 30, 2014 — After just a few practice laps Wednesday, July 30, Danny Johnson rolled onto the track at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and charged straight to victory in the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature, taking the impressive $10,000 winner’s share for The Big Show 6 Presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris & VP Race Fuels. “It was a good race, we had a good race car. I’m very happy with my hot rod,” said Johnson, of Rochester, N.Y., while celebrating his second Super DIRTcar Series win of the season. “We just have a fast…More

Laubach Scores First Ever Thunder on the Hill Win, Hodnett wins Fourth in a Row in Sprints

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continued its’ twenty-fifth anniversary season on Tuesday night with the popular 410 Sprints and the Race of Champions Modifieds in a spectacular double-header. Greg Hodnett earned a $5,000 payday for winning the 35 lap 410 Sprint feature event, his fourth win in a row at Grandview Speedway. In the 17h running of the Race of Champions TRAFFIC JAM for Modifieds, Rick Laubach of Quakertown, PA won the sixty lap modified feature to earn $5,000. Both feature events were thrillers with Greg Hodnett holding off a determined JJ…More

Donny Schatz Battles Shane Stewart to Win Third in a Row at Ohsweken Speedway’s Six Nations Showdown

OHSWEKEN, Ont. — July 29, 2014 — Neither cautions nor a fierce battle with Shane Stewart could stop Donny Schatz on his way to a sweep of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series’ three-race Canada swing and 12th win of the season at Ohsweken Speedway Tuesday night. Schatz won the Six Nations Showdown after winning the two previous events at Cornwall Motor Speedway and Autodrome Drummond. “I just did everything I could,” Schatz said. “A lot of it comes down to [crew members] Rick Warner, [Steve ‘Scuba’ Swanson], Eric [Prutzman], Bill Klingbeil – these guys do a phenomenal…More

Two Major World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events in Illinois Will Return in 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – July 29, 2014 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series revealed Tuesday two of the biggest paydays in Illinois dirt late model racing will return to the schedule in 2015. The $20,000-to-win Illini 100 is set to run on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2015, at Farmer City Raceway, where this season Shannon Babb became the first driver from the Land of Lincoln to capture the checkered flag. Tickets for the event can be renewed from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31 before seats are opened to the general public on Monday, Sept. 1. Coming off this…More

Donny Schatz Scores 11th Win of the Season at Cornwall Motor Speedway

CORNWALL, Ont. — July 27, 2014 — Donny Schatz scored his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win in as many nights Sunday after battling David Gravel and Kerry Madsen at Cornwall Motor Speedway. It was Schatz’s 11th win of 2014, tying him with Daryn Pittman for the most on the season. Schatz, who won the Outlaws’ first and most recent appearance at the track in 2012, said Canada has been very good to him. “[I] always look forward to coming,” Schatz said. “When we saw those rain clouds earlier in the day we were trying to get…More

Rudolph ready for back-to-back races at Merrittville and Ransomville

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – July 27, 2014 – Fresh off his first career Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series win, young driver Erick Rudolph is ready to tackle series races at Merrittville and Ransomville Speedways. The Super DIRTcar Series takes onMerrittiville Speedway Monday, Aug. 4, and the very next day, for the first time since 2009, travels to Ransomville Speedway. “We’re all looking forward to it,” Rudolph said of the two upcoming Super DIRTcar Series 100-lap events. Early this July, Rudolph stepped behind the wheel of the Mike Payne owned Page Trucking No. 7z, and has already adjusted to the new ride. He placed…More

McCreadie Captures Thrilling Prairie Dirt Classic

FAIRBURY, Ill. (July 26) — Tim McCreadie had high praise for Fairbury American Legion Speedway after emerging victorious in Saturday night’s epic 25th annual Prairie Dirt Classic. “They said they do it right here and they’re right — they did it right tonight,” raved McCreadie, who earned $25,650 for capturing a thrilling 100-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series event that featured eight lead changes among four drivers and countless twists and turns. “This is an awesome racetrack, and that race was a lot of fun.” Charging forward from the 17th starting spot, McCreadie, 40, of Watertown, N.Y., overtook defending…More

One For The Underdogs: Danny Creeden Defeats All-Star Cast For $9,164 Sowle Trailer Repair ‘Crazy 8s Special’ Presented By Olum’s Thursday Night Triumph At I-88 Speedway

AFTON, NY – Danny Creeden put his name on the Northeast dirt Modified map in a big way Thursday night at I-88 Speedway. Creeden, a low-budget weekend warrior from Wurtsboro, N.Y., upset an all-star field in the Sowle Trailer Repair ‘Crazy 8s Special’ presented by Olum’s at the Afton Fairgrounds facility. Creeden won the event – round No. 3 of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP – in spectacular fashion, passing superstar drivers Danny Johnson and Matt Sheppard en route to the front, and then fending off both Stewart Friesen and Andy Bachetti in the final circuits. “This…More

Daryn Pittman Charges to 11th Win of the Season at Fulton Speedway   

FULTON, N.Y. — July 23, 2014 — Daryn Pittman charged to his 11th win of the season Wednesday night at Fulton Speedway, as Sprakers, N.Y.-native Jessica Zemken scored her best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish. Pittman, who sits just 55 points out of the championship lead, said the win was the most uncomfortable he has had this season. “I just knew we were going to get smoked,” Pittman said in victory lane. “I honestly thought we were going to go from the lead to fourth or fifth in a lap. I just didn’t know what to…More