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Watson Increases Point Lead with Fifth BB Win at Delaware

By Charlie Brown Delmar, DE – Jordan Watson help his own cause tremendously by avoiding several early race tangles and driving to his fifth win of the season in the NAPA Big Block Modified feature on Delmar Little League Night, Saturday at the Delaware International Speedway. It took four attempts to get the first lap of the 25-lap Big Block feature in the books and when it finally was, three of the top five drivers in points were at the rear of the field after being involved in spins. Matt Hawkins would lead the first lap but the yellow was…More

Good Luck for Guidace in Little Guy Nationals

Mercer, PA (September 27, 2014): Frankie Guidace was in the right place at the right time in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified race presented by Holden Racing on night two of the 15th Annual Little Guy Nationals at Mercer Raceway Park. He was almost in the wrong place at the wrong time, though, as he avoided a first lap incident in turn one. Many laps after surviving that near disaster, Guidace acquired the lead when Randy Chrysler retired from the race just as the field was rolling away from a lap 22 stoppage. Michael Bauer was also the beneficiary…More

Paine Wins 5th Annual Bull Ring Challenges, Clinches Qualifying Spot for Short Track Supernationals

By PAUL HARKENRIDER WOODHULL, NY – It was the season finale of 2014 at the Woodhull Raceway, and night #2 of the 5th Annual Bull Ring challenge was a success as the track had 102 cars signed in for Five Feature events. Once the Bully Hill Redraw was complete, the 26 car field was set to go for 50 laps, $3,000 to win, and an automatic qualifying spot in the Short Track Super Nationals at the I-88 Speedway. Starting on the pole was last year’s Bull Ring Challenge winner, Joe Dgien, who led the first five laps, then the first…More

Tremont Survives for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Victory Before Packed House

(MemorEvents Photo) WEST HAVEN, VT – Kenny Tremont, Jr. ran what he called “the longest 50 laps of my life” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, September 26, but at the end of a grueling night he stood in the winner’s circle. Tremont survived to claim the LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown presented by Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland, VT and the $1,000 winner’s prize in the opening round of the three-race “Battle at the Bowl” series – the first dirt track race held at the Vermont track in more than five years – before a massive grandstand crowd. Tremont…More

Inaugural “Dirt Classic” Goes to Stevie Smith at Lincoln

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/27/14 – Stevie Smith has had a number of memorable wins at Lincoln Speedway. His first career World of Outlaws win was in the Pigeon Hills. His first track title was in the Pigeon Hills. His most recent World of Outlaws win was in the Pigeon Hills. And now his name will stand for all-time as the first winner of the “Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne. A unique qualifying format which required the drivers to gather points for time trials and a pair of heat races put Smith on the pole for the 40-lap, $20,000-to-win Classic. He…More

Hoffman Scores Big in Little Guy Nationals Night One

Mercer, PA (September 26, 2014): Kevin Hoffman scored the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds after a thirilling battle with Lonny Riggs on night number one of the 15th Little Guy Nationals at Mercer Raceway Park. George Hobaugh, Jr. grabbed his career first in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. In other action, Curtis J. Bish topped the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars, Ryan Fraley took the Econo Modified go, Sean McAndrew outpaced the rest of the Micro Sprints, Mark Marcucci cam back to win the Baker Corp. Modified Lite race after being involved in a…More

Stevie Smith Claims Battle With Hodnett To Win Williams Grove Open Tune Up

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett battled like the professionals that they are, putting on an impressive display of skill for the victory in Friday night’s 25-lap National Open tune up event for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway with Smith coming out on top for his fourth oval win of the season. In the 20-lap 358 sprint main Kevin Nouse took the lead at the halfway point to record his sixth Williams Grove checkers of the year. The start of the 410 sprint feature was red flagged for a backstretch flip by Pat Cannon, who escaped injury.…More

Davenport Dominates Opening Night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 25, 2014) – Jonathan Davenport led from start to finish in dominating fashion during Thursday Night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals opener. Davenport started second and survived a close battle early on with Brian Birkhofer to score his first-ever win at Knoxville Raceway in the 25-lap preliminary feature event. Darrell Lanigan slipped by Birkhofer on lap nine for second place but never got close enough to challenge Davenport. Birkhofer came home third, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., and 22nd-starting Brandon Sheppard rounding out the top five. “It feels great to win at such a prestigious place…More

Billy Pauch, Jr. Wins $10K and NES All Star Cup Championship

New Egypt, NJ (Sept. 20, 2014) – Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, NJ continued his breakout season Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway as he bested his dad to take top honors in the $10,000 to win 40-lap All-Star Cup Shootout and be crowned the 2nd All Star Cup champion. Pauch Jr. used the only restart of the event on lap 19 to grab the lead from Richie Pratt Jr. He then held off his father, 6-time champion Billy Pauch, with flawless driving thru heavy lapped traffic to post his 3rd win of the season at NES. “Wow, what a…More

Clauson, Bacon and Coons Celebrate Four Crown Nationals Wins at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH (September 21) – Mandated by a rain postponement Saturday evening, Sunday’s conclusion of the 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway did not come without the usual drama that comes with racing under the sun, as Bryan Clauson (USAC Midgets) and Brady Bacon (USAC Sprints) advanced to victory lane along with Caleb Armstrong (USAC Silver Crown). Unfortunately Armstrong’s victory was not long-lived as a post-race one-lap penalty for a tire changing infraction moved him to tenth in the final rundown and gave the win to Jerry Coons, Jr. When the green flag dropped on the 25-lap Midget…More