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Danny Johnson wins over Billy Decker at Autodrome Granby

By JULIA FOY GRANBY, QUEBEC — Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — “The Doctor” Danny Johnson, of Rochester, N.Y., raced to victory Monday, July 21, at Autodrome Granby, charging past challenger Billy Decker for the coveted Super DIRTcar Series win. “I just have to thank the guys for giving me a great hot rod tonight,” Johnson saud in Victory Lane after leading the final 80 laps of Monday’s 100-lap Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature race. “My car was really good. It’s really been working well for me. I’m really happy with it and I was able to maneuver it…More

Big Diamond’s ‘Coal Cracker’ to offer drivers eligibility to compete at World of Outlaws World Finals

(Joe Kaminski Photo) By JULIA FOY WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — Sunday, July 20, 2014 — Modified drivers in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic states will have an extra opportunity to become eligible to participate in November’s World of Outlaws World Finals. Drivers who attempt to qualify for Big Diamond Speedway’s Jack Rich Inc. Memorial ‘Coal Cracker 72′ will be able to compete in the 8th Annual World of Outlaws World Finals Thursday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 8, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. “The Super DIRTcar Series races in Charlotte have become one of the highlights for the season for fans…More

Mars Claims Sixth Career World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory In Hibbing Raceway’s First-Ever Series Event

HIBBING, Minn. – July 10, 2014 – Jimmy Mars waited a long time for the opportunity to return to Hibbing Raceway for a major event. When the Menomonie, Wis., driver finally got that opportunity at Thursday night’s Wild West Tour opening round race, he didn’t waste it. Competing at Hibbing’s 3/8-mile clay oval for the first time in nearly two decades, Mars overtook Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., amid heavy traffic on lap 38 of Thursday’s 50-lap main event and led the remaining distance to earn a $10,050 victory in Hibbing’s first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series race. “This…More

With Luck on His Side, David Gravel Gets Win at Lebanon Valley Speedway  

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. — July 20, 2014 —David Gravel scored his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season Sunday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway – but if not for a little luck, the result could have been very different. Gravel took the lead in his Roth Motorsports car on a restart following a caution on lap five. He jumped past Kerry Madsen and held the position until another yellow flew on lap 13. “Kerry kind of jumped me and then I got on the gas and it stumbled real bad,” Gravel said. “[The car] didn’t…More

Scott Bloomquist Blisters Field in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, NE (July 19, 2014) – Scott Bloomquist led all 80 laps to win the Fourth Annual Silver Dollar Nationals on Saturday Night at I-80 Speedway. Bloomquist, in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Sweet-Bloomquist Ford earned $30,000 for his first-ever victory in the event. Brian Birkhofer finished second, followed Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, and Jason Feger. The event was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Racing Association. “We have run well all year long, but it has been frustrating the last month with all the second place finishes. Finally all the testing we’ve…More

Brad Loyet Strikes Gold at Black Hills Speedway with Lucas Oil ASCS

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 18, 2014) – On a dusty night in South Dakota, the Miller Truck Lines No. 05 of Brad Loyet found victory lane for the third time in 2014 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real; this time at the “Gold Rush in the Black Hills” presented by Peerless Tires and AtoZ Promotions at the Black Hills Speedway. “It was dusty, but I knew we had a really good car,” said Loyet. “I really thought it was going to stick on the top, but then I started seeing some noses from…More

Lance Dewease Leads a Posse Sweep of Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — July 19, 2014 — After a nearly three hour rain delay that pushed the start of the feature into the early morning hours of Sunday, Lance Dewease held off Donny Schatz to win night two of Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. Dewease’s win gave the Pennsylvania Posse a sweep of Summer Nationals and made him the 19th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner of the season. In the closing laps of the feature, Schatz gave Dewease a strong challenge. “The lapped cars, I had to run the top,” said Dewease, driver of the…More

One To Remember: I-88 Speedway ‘Crazy 8s Special’ Wednesday, July 23 Will Serve As Richest Event In Speedway History

AFTON, NY – $37,427! Yes, that staggering amount of cash money is on the line for big-block/small-block Modified competitors Wednesday, July 23 (rain date: July 24) at I-88 Speedway with the running of the second annual Sowle Trailer Repair ‘Crazy 8s Special’ presented by Olum’s. For 48 laps of racing at the Afton Fairgrounds track, drivers competing in Round No. 3 of the six-race Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP will earn $8,888 to win (with $20 “gambler’s fee” posted), $1,488 for fifth, $888 for 10th and $388 to take the green flag. The base Modified purse is a staggering $29,794.…More

Silver Dollar Nationals Part of ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com This Weekend

WAYCROSS, GA (July 18, 2014) – This weekend’s Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE is also part of the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by Dirtondirt.com point standings. Not only will the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers be vying for the $30,000 first place prize money this weekend but also earning valuable points for the Crown Jewel Cup and the $10,000 cash award. The ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by Dirtondirt.com program will award points to drivers at the nine (9) crown jewel cup races, within the series schedule, that pay…More

Outlaw Pittman Battles Posse to Win at Lincoln Speedway

ABBOTSTOWN, Pa. — July 17, 2014 — The Pennsylvania Posse gave Daryn Pittman a run for his money Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway – ultimately though the Posse was no match for Pittman as he notched his 10th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season. Pittman, who earlier this season swept both nights at Williams Grove after finishing third at Lincoln in his Great Clips car, credited his crew for providing him with the car he needed Thursday night to hold off strong challenges from J.J. Grasso, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth. “How about that crew…More