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Stone Repeats as Devil’s Bowl Speedway Modified Champion

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway crowned its 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions during a busy and picturesque Sunday afternoon at the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend. Todd Stone and Robert Gordon became two-time champions on the asphalt, while Jamie Fisher and Chuck Bradford each celebrated their first titles. The headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division ran two 50-lap feature races to close its season, and saw very different outcomes. Former track champion Ron Proctor, 62, led wire-to-wire to win the opening race, while 19 year-old Jessey Mueller took the the second event. Charlton, NY veteran Proctor…More

Traveling Man: Invader Andy Bachetti Charges To $5,000-Plus MjH Oilfield Wade Decker Memorial Triumph Sunday At Thunder Mountain Speedway

(Scott Seward Photo) CENTER LISLE, NY – A determined Andy Bachetti earned Sunday night’s MjH Oilfield Wade Decker Memorial triumph at Thunder Mountain Speedway. Bachetti, who at one point snagged the lead only to have the move nixed by a caution and later lost several positions in a turn-two bobble, charged to the front in the final circuits of the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event at the three-eighths-mile oval located just outside of Whitney Point, N.Y. In just his second career Thunder Mountain start, the Sheffield, Mass., driver pocketed more than $5,000 for his efforts in the Sunday special. “This one’s…More

Weller Wins Fifth of Season in “Russ King Memorial” for BRP Big-Block Mod Tour at Sharon

By MIKE LEONE Hartford, OH – Sharon Speedway wrapped up the “Apple Festival Nationals” Saturday with night two of the annual affair on another October-like night. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Jim Weller, Jr.-BRP Big-Block Modified Tour, Chris Schneider-Homak Penn-Ohio Stock Car Series, Steve Dixon-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Brandon Blackshear-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, Greg Martin-Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Travis Creech-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. The pits were packed with 126 cars as there have now been at least 111 cars for each of the past five weeks with an…More

Wood, Lunger, Winger, Goulding, Ledingham and St. Pierre All Collect Humberstone Checkers

By STEVEN PETTY PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO….. Austin Wood from Thorold, Ontario earned his first victory of the season in the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman at the New Humberstone Speedway Sunday evening. Dennis Lunger Jr from Albion, Pennsylvania won his third Cosco Haulage RUSH Late Model feature of the season. Lee Winger from Caledonia, Ontario picked up the victory in the JC Auto Street Stocks, his third of the season. Rob Goulding from Port Colborne, Ontario earned his second TC Decals Mini Stock feature of the season. Colton Ledingham from Port Colborne, Ontario picked up his fifth Mike Knapp Ford Pro…More

Hodnett Wires Field for Jim Nace Memorial National Open Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Fourth-place starter Greg Hodnett of Thomasville stormed into the lead at the drop of the green flag and wired the field for a convincing victory in Saturday night’s 44-lap Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. The $12,000 flag-to-flag win at the wheel of the Lelands.com No. 27 was Hodnett’s first of the year and 15th career at Selinsgrove and 10th overall this season in 410 sprint car racing. Hodnett joins Todd Shaffer of Millerstown as four-time winners of the Open. Pat Cannon of Etters, who was attempting to become…More

Varin Repeats at Champion at Glen Ridge

By TOM COUGHLIN Fultonville, N.Y. – The Majestic Mohawk Valley of upstate New York greeted the packed grandstand with another one of its’ beautiful sunsets as the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park was about to say good night to its’ 2014 weekly point racing program for the season.. “The Ridge” will have one more “Grand Event” in October, but on this night it was all about the track championships. The evening air was cool and comfortable for the beginning of Johnstown, Gloversville NAPA and Quality Auto Body Night, but the racing would be anything but that, with the lucrative Glen Ridge…More

George, Johnston and Stefanski Capture King of the Hill Wins at Ransomville

Ransomville, NY – Saturday, September 13th – The 2014 season came to an official close last weekend with the running of the annual King of the Hill two day show. Mother Nature ended the season as she started it by challenging track maintenance with wet conditions through early afternoon. Blue skies would prevail by race time as Investors Services and LOE Trailers presented the King of the Hill twin 100’s. Scott George of Wilson, NY picked up his second King of the Hill 100 win in as many years as he topped the Investors Services Sportsman field last Saturday night.…More

Hartman Powers To Northeast Crate Nationals Victory

By TOBY LAGRANGE Malta, NY – After Friday night’s season finale at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Tim Hartman, Jr. proved one thing – he is a chip off the old block. The teenage college student who has taken his studies to Florida started the day off in the Sunshine State and finished it in victory lane at the Great Race Place. Hartman picked up the win in the 100 lap Dodson Construction Northeast Crate Nationals event. The event was a joint venture between the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Duell-Mayhem Promotions. The win was Hartman’s fourth of the season at Lyle DeVore’s four…More

Umbenhauer and B Bright Big Winners in Prelude to the Freedom 76 Night

By ERNIE SAXTON BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 13, 2014 . . . Three-time Grandview Speedway Sportsman champion Jared Umbenhauer and ARDC Midget driver Brenden Bright, both, took full advantage of the race leader having misfortune, as both took over the number one position at that point and went on to capture victories at Grandview Speedway Friday night in the first annual Prelude to the 76’er doubleheader. The win by the 22-year-old Umbenhauer was his twelfth of the season at the high-banked third-mile clay oval in, paying $1,500 to the Richland, PA driver. The ARDC Midget 25-lap triumph for Bright was his…More

Westhafer & Montieth Win Williams Grove Super Sprints, Nouse Gets Fifth In 358s

Mechanicsburg, PA – Rodney Westhafer of Mechanicsburg held off Lance Dewease to win the make up Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, scoring his first ever 410 sprint main at the track. In the regularly slated 410 sprint main, Brian Montieth got around Westhafer to prevent him from making a clean sweep of the night’s features while Kevin Nouse won his fifth 358 sprint main of the season at the track. Westhafer led from the outset of the Kimmel feature, run as the first event on the program. Cory Haas gave chase early…More