This & That 11/25/14 – DTD Exclusive

By ED & BETTY BIITTIG The annual DIRTcar award banquet in Syracuse this past Saturday honored drivers from all over the Northeast and Canada for their accomplishments at their home tracks and on the DIRTcar Series that traveled the Northeast during the season. The special Glenn Donnelly Award of Excellence plaque was given to AARN columnist Don and Jo Ann Davies. The award is given to a member of the racing community that has made outstanding contributions to racing. The Davies were fans before they were involved in racing as columnists and are still great fans as well as great…More

Some Leftover Weekend Notes – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT The biggest news coming out of this weekend’s National Parts Peddler Trade Show was the sale of the Utica-Rome Speedway to long-time racing supporters Bill and Kim Shea. Other than that news it was a relatively quiet weekend in the motorsports industry as teams regroup for the next few months before kicking off the 2015 season in Florida at Volusia Speedway Park in the month of February. Impressive New Troyer Website If you haven’t had the chance to visit the all new www.troyerracecars.com you need to, especially if you are a driver that utilizes one of their…More

Frankie Kerr passionate about his consulting role with Renegade Sprint Series

By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) It doesn’t matter that Frankie Kerr left Sprint Car racing and headed south 15 years ago for a career in NASCAR. In dirt-track circles, he still commands respect. It’s not just the 53 All Star Circuit of Champions wins and four series titles. Or the 32 wins in central Pennsylvania, 16 of which came at Selinsgrove Speedway. Kerr is old school. He has a working knowledge and passion for doing what is best for the sport, which is appreciated by fans and something that the upstart Renegade Sprint Series is hoping to capitalize on moving…More

Another Record-Setting Racing Season for Driver Brett Hearn

By JOHN SNYDER SUSSEX, NJ (Nov. 24)……..Winning races and setting records sums up Brett Hearn’s 2014 Northeast dirt track Modified racing season. The Sussex, New Jersey speedster won 22 feature races in 70 starts, two track championships, swept the 53rd Eastern States Weekend with victories in the Saturday 100-lap Small-Block Modified race and the headline Eastern States 200 for DIRTcar Modifieds, and was the leading money winner in Super DIRTcar Modified Series competition. Hearn won the Eastern States 100 for the 15th time and the 200 for the unprecedented 11th and third consecutive time. Hearn’s other wins of note in…More

All Systems “Go” For Saturday’s ‘Gobbler’ Special At Accord Speedway; Big Money Up For Grabs; Racers From Far & Wide Plan To Converge On Ulster County Bullring For 2014 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale

ACCORD, NY – All systems are “go” for the dirt Modified world’s new post-Thanksgiving tradition: the ‘Gobbler’ is set for Accord Speedway this Saturday (Nov. 29). The Ulster County quarter-mile will provide race fans with a full plate of racing action to include the “Mashed Potato” Modifieds in a 50-lap main paying $7,117.11 to win thanks to Sowle Trailer Repair, the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman in the $1,500-to-win “Turkey 25” plus the Ron Wright Memorial for the “Pumpkin Pie” Pure Stocks/Street Stocks, a 20-lap main offering $600 to win plus bonuses, and the “Sweet Potato” Slingshots racing a 20-lap…More

Thunder Mountain Speedway Concludes Resurgent 2014 Season With Awards Banquet At Marathon Civic Center; 225 Look On As Coar-Clark Racing Team Steals The Headlines With Brent Wilcox-Brian Malcolm One-Two Modified Sweep

MARATHON, NY – The 2014 Thunder Mountain Speedway season officially concluded on Saturday night (Nov. 22) with the Tom Coar and Chris Clark race team in the spotlight. Brent Wilcox and teammate Brian Malcolm led the honorees at the track’s year-end Awards Banquet held at the Marathon Civic Center as the one-two finishers in the speedway’s big-block/small-block Modified standings. More than 225 attendees took part in the festive evening, which wrapped up the return to track operation for Karl Spoonhower at Thunder Mountain. Spoonhower constructed the speedway in the early 1990s. He operated Thunder Mountain through 2006 before exiting the…More

Triple Crown Showdown Ticket Sales Begin Dec. 8

By Tommy Goudge OHSWEKEN, ONT – Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are set to go on sale on Monday, December 8 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as…More

74th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway Thanksgiving Night

(Doug Allen Photo) PERRIS, CA – Perris Auto Speedway will conclude its 19th season of racing this Thursday night, November 27th, when Oval Entertainment and Agajanian Promotions present the 74th Annual Running of the 98-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC Honda National and Western States Midgets. It will be the third consecutive year midget racing’s longest running and most historical race will stay on a dirt track. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM, qualifying will begin at 6:00 and the first race will take the green flag at 7:05. The race will feature the top Midget drivers…More