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FAST Titles Up For Grabs After Exciting Night At Attica; Griffith, Babcock, Dussel & Valenti Score The Wins

By BRIAN LISKAI Attica, OH – The coveted Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship for the 410 sprints and JLH General Contractor FAST Championship for the 305 sprints is coming right down to the wire after an exciting night of action Friday at Attica Raceway Park. Castalia, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith passed race-long leader Greg Wilson on the last lap to score his first ever O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprint win at Attica on Ohio Logistics Night. The win moved Griffith into second in the $10,000-to-win FAST points with a hand full of events left in 2014. Chris…More

Brent Marks Turns Tables On Hodnett For Williams Grove Sprints Win

Mechanicsburg, PA – Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature as he did a week earlier he took the win ahead of the oval point leader for his first Grove victory of the season. In the 358 sprint main it was Doug Hammaker taking his first career win at the oval while becoming just the fourth driver to take a checkered flag in the division at the track this season. Kyle Reinhardt started second in the 25 lap 410…More

Conklin Scores First Career Win at MIR on Friday

AKWESASNE, NY – It was a big night for all drivers this past Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway as Lazore’s Construction was on hand to host the Frenchie’s Ford/Seaway GM Sportsman Series. In addition to that, the track was multi-grooved and the drivers put on great racing in all classes. The 358 Modifieds were ready to go and Charlie Rice showed that last week’s great run was no fluke as he jumped out to a quick lead over Matt Woodruff, John Mulder, Gage Morin and Tom Conklin. Rice had a stout race car and immediately pulled away from the…More

Erick Rudolph Wins Van Raine Construction Tri-Track Modified Main at Ransomville

Ransomville, NY – Friday, July 25th, 2014 – Another stellar crowd was on hand last Friday night as Ransomville Speedway completed its’ tenth show of the 2014 season. Ki-Po Chevrolet and the Niagara Gazette were the presenting sponsors of the full card which included the FinditQuick.com Modifieds, Investor’s Services Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers, and the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman plus a Ladies Race. Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY captured the win in the thirty lap Van Raine Construction Tri-Track Modified series. Rudolph took the lead away from Danny Johnson using a classic Danny move…More

Matt Billings Collects First Brewerton Speedway Big Block Modified Win

By DAVE MEDLER BREWERTON, NY – When Matt Billings from Brockville, Ontario decided to call the Brewerton Speedway his Friday night home, he knew the competition was some of the toughest anywhere in the Northeast. Coming into Friday night’s racing Billings sat 10th in points with two top-five and three top-ten finishes in his first full season at the ‘D-Shaped Dirt Demon’. In the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature, Billings would battle leader Matt Hulsizer before the first caution on lap-nineteen. On the restart Billings using the top of the speedway would drive by Hulsizer to be scored…More

Strunk Earns First Albany-Saratoga DIRTcar Modified Win

Malta, NY – Race fans at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway are used to seeing the Vinny Salerno owned four star machine sitting in victory lane following the night’s Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event. However it has been since opening weekend two years ago that the Salerno led group brought home the lion’s share of the purse at the track. That all changed Friday night as Pennsylvania super star Jeff Strunk brought the team back to victory lane in the night’s 35 lap event. The win was Strunk’s first career triumph at the fast, four tenths of a mile oval…More

Phelps Rockets to First Win of the Season at Rolling Wheels Raceway; Marcuccilli and Ruggles Eligible for Dig Safely 811 ‘Dig Safely Double’ Award at Weedsport

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – July 24, 2014 – The much anticipated ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ series finally got underway at the Rolling Wheels Raceway with Jimmy Phelps, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., grabbing his first win of the 2014 season in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified 35-lap feature event. Phelps, driving his Heinke-Baldwin Racing No. 98h Troyer car, led the entire distance for the victory. Dave Marcuccilli dominated the 20-lap DIRTcar Sportsman feature and Daryl Ruggles took top honors in the 305 Sprint Car 20-lap A-Main. As a result of their victories, both drivers earned an opportunity to win additional monies this Sunday, July 27,…More

Swinehart Wins Second of the Season at Big D

(Joe Kaminski Photo) MINERSVILLE, PA – Fans were treated to 6 main events Friday evening at Big Diamond Speedway and the action on the track provided the fans a lot of excitement! There were many activities going on including the Kevin Beach Race Team Coloring Contest in which 4 lucky young fans out of the over 70 entries took home brand new bicycles thanks to Kevin Beach and his race team. Everyone else received a token of thanks for entering. The action on the track was fierce in the Savage 61 Roadrunners 25 lap feature event. Jared Seigfried and Joey…More

Siri Nets $2,000 at FMP with Mid-Season Championship Win

By TYLER HARPELL KIRKWOOD, NY…..On Saturday Five Mile Point Speedway held a big night of racing that was highlighted by Modified Mid-Season Championship. Entering the evening the weekly teams had their eye on the $2,000 winner’s share and guaranteed spot for the upcoming American Racer Cup Weekend at the speedway in October. When it was all said and done Tyler Siri showed that there was no doubt he was the Modified Mid-Season Champion with a dominating performance. The Modified 30 lap feature had a lot riding on it with the $2,000 to win and the guaranteed starting spot for the…More

Horton Does it Again at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. – For the fifth time this season, Jimmy Horton put the Dieter Schmidt owned Lincoln Auto Body #5 in Bridgeport’s Victory lane after earning yet another Big Block Modified feature win on the big 5/8th mile speedway. Travis Hill led from the green to the checkered to capture the 2nd Bill Hill Memorial Race for the Crate/Sportsman division, winning the race dedicated to his late father’s memory. Jimmy Avery debuted a new paint scheme and was able to show it off in the Winner’s Circle after his second win of the season in Outlaw Stock competition. Track conditions…More