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Johnson Dominates Yates County Dutch Hoag National Open

DUNDEE, NY…..Saturday afternoon the Yates County Speedway played host to day two of the Dutch Hoag National Open Weekend. The Empire 100 for the Race of Champions Street Stocks headlined the day. The thrilling 100 lap feature provided excellent 3 and 4 wide racing with Kurt Stebbins prevailing as the winner. The Big Block/ Small Block Modifieds were on the card as well and Alan Johnson picked up the win in the caution free 40 lap feature. Jeff Isabell was the winner of the Mod Lite feature, while Sean Beardsley won the Late Model feature, and Tyler Walker was the…More

Clark Wins Brisbane Season Opener

(Photo Credit: Ben Graham/zoomxtreme.com) BY BEN GRAHAM BRISBANE, QLD (October 26, 2014): Reigning Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion David Clark has kicked off his season 2014/15 campaign in the best possible way, wheeling his new Bicknell Racing Products machine to victory at Brisbane’s Ausdeck Patio’s Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (Oct 25). Clark made the most of his front-row starting position, holding out NSW Champ Andrew Pezzutti into turn one. It was a calculated drive from Clark over the 20-lap distance, negotiating lapped traffic while trying to ensure the ever-present Pezzutti was kept at bay. ” It was our first…More

Christopher Bell Banks $15K with Short Track Nationals Score!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 25, 2014) – After a pair of runner-up finishes in the previous two editions of the event, Christopher Bell broke through for the biggest win of his young career by pocketing the $15,000 winner’s share in the 40-lap finale of I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Racing from the fifth starting position, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, slid past West Memphis shoe A.G. Rains for the lead on a mid-race restart and went on to become the event’s 17th different winner and the first winner from Oklahoma…More

STN Saturday – Everything You Need to Know!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 25, 2014) – Three wildly intense nights of action are in the books atop the famed red clay. And now it really ratchets up as a $15,000 winner’s share is on the line in Saturday’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires championship finale at I-30 Speedway. After Aaron Reutzel opened the week with a triumph over a field of 66 in Wednesday night’s Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open, Brian Brown and Christopher Bell enjoyed first career STN victory lane time with prelim scores on Thursday and Friday, respectively.…More

Bell Bags Friday STN Prelim Triumph

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 24, 2014) – Christopher Bell had been close to victory at I-30 Speedway before, only to come up one position short. The 19-year-old from Norman, OK, changed that on Friday night by topping the fast and furious, non-stop 25-lap feature that put the wraps on the second night of qualifying at the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Although he started from the pole position in Brandon Berryman’s All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b JR1 chassis, his 23rd overall victory of 2014 didn’t come without a race-long battle…More

Brian Krummel Wins Sportsman feature at Eastern States Weekend

BRIAN KRUMMEL, MATT PAPA, MATT HITCHCOCK, MATT JANIAK, L J LOMBARDO, CHRIS STEVENS, THOMAS STRUPP, MIKE SABIA, JOHN VIRGILIO, KENNY BONIFACE, JOE CONKLIN, JESSE LEIBY, GREG MCCLOSKEY, CHRIS LYNCH, JOEY BRUNING, PAT MURPHY, RICKY DAVIS, R J SMITH, DOMINIC ROSELLI, WINTER MEAD, DAVE CONSTANTINO, DION NAPLES, ZACH VAVRICKA, ANDREW REEVES, JARED LABAGH, FRANK VENEZIA, NICK PLUMSTEAD, JIMMY JOHNSON, DANNY CRONK, BRENDON FINLEY, MATT PAPA, MATT HITCHCOCK, MATT JANIAK, L J LOMBARDO, CHRIS STEVENS, THOMAS STRUPP, MIKE SABIA, JOHN VIRGILIO, KENNY BONIFACE, JOE CONKLIN, JESSE LEIBY, GREG MCCLOSKEY, CHRIS LYNCH, JOEY BRUNING, PAT MURPHY, RICKY DAVIS, R J SMITH, DOMINIC ROSELLI,…More

Brown by Inches in Thursday STN Prelim!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 23, 2014) – It came down to a matter of inches, as Brian Brown rallied from 14th to nip Aaron Reutzel at the line in Thursday night’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires 25-lap preliminary feature at I-30 Speedway. The dramatic finish put an exclamation point on a vintage STN night in which emotions ran high, and on at least a couple of occasion, boiled over. And it was ‘only’ Thursday night. Throughout the entirety of the race, it seemed almost a certainty that Clute, TX, racer Reutzel would…More

Reutzel Rules Wednesday’s STN Open!

By LONNIE WHEATLEY LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel has taken a liking to I-30 Speedway. Or, perhaps, I-30 Speedway has taken a liking to Aaron Reutzel. Either way, the Clute, TX, racer remained perfect atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval in 2014 by besting a field of 66 competitors in Wednesday night’s Second Annual STN Open that kicked off the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Reutzel earned $2,000 for his third I-30 Speedway victory of the year in as many tries and also earned first option at a provisional…More

5-25’s Fall to Strunk, Umbenhauer, Drevicki, Michael and Spidle on Saturday

(Joe Kaminski Photo) BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The 114th race of the twenty-five year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series played out Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway with the popular House of Thunder Halloween Party and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only event. Jeff Strunk collected $3,000 for winning the 358 NASCAR Modified feature as Jared Umbenhauer took the win the Sportsman feature. Steve Drevicki won the ARDC Midget feature as Curt Michael charged from tenth to win the URC feature. Chris Spidle was the winner of the Legends feature. With over one-hundred…More

Laubach Comes from 11th to Win DIS Big Block Stat Championship

By CHARLIE BROWN DELMAR, DE – The large crowd on hand were treated to some great racing on Saturday night as the 2014 season at the Delaware International Speedway wrapped up with the $60,000 Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. Rick Laubach of Quakertown, Pa. drove from his 11th starting spot to win the 50-lap Big Block Modified finale. The biggest upset of the two day championships was pulled off by Milton, Delaware’s Rob Schirmer taking the lead coming off the final turn in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature to win the biggest race of his career. Jamie Mills had…More