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Archive for the ‘Track News’ Category

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

Haas, Eichelberger, Foster And Kline Close Williams Grove Season With Fall Fest Wins

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Cory Haas won the season finale 410 sprint car main as part of Fall Fest 2014 on Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway while other winners in the features-only program were Rich Eichelberger, 358 sprints; Gregg Foster, super sportsman; and Ron Kline, 358 late models. Following the racing program, track title laurels were handed out to the champion sprint car teams including Greg Hodnett and car owner Mike Heffner in the 410 division and Kevin Nouse in the 358 division. The top teams in both divisions also received their trophies and point fund payoffs. Special awards in…More

Bunting Scores $5,260 Payday in Rare Small Block Run at DIS

By CHARLIE BROWN DELMAR, DE – The Small Block Modifieds only compete once a year at the Delaware International Speedway and that is during the Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. Since the division was added in 1986 only two weekly racers (Ricky Elliott in 1996 and H.J. Bunting in 2005) have won the event. On Friday night of the two night Delaware Dirt Track Championships Bunting’s team made the right choices with their setup and the Milford, Del. resident drove to his second Fall Championship win. Bunting earned $5000 for the win, $235 in lap leader money and $25 from…More

“Super” Matt Sheppard Wins $5,285 at Penn Can Speedway ‘King of the Can’

(Scott Seward Photo) SUSQUEHANNA, PA – The illustrious career of Matt Sheppard has included high-profile victories and championships. On Friday night at Penn Can Speedway, Sheppard sat on the “throne” as racing royalty. Sheppard, 32, of Waterloo, N.Y., annexed his first-ever ‘King of the Can’ conquest, topping the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event in dominant fashion driving the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357. ‘Super Matt’ collected $5,285 including lap money and a $100 winner’s bonus posted by Simplicity Design, plus the unique “toilet trophy” that has become signature at Penn Can’s year-end event. The win was his first-ever on Penn Can’s tricky…More