Tire wear and attrition has always played a role in the racing at the World Finals in Charlotte. Last night was no different. Check out some of the accident images that DTD photographer Derak Covey (Images By DC) snapped throughout the night.
By JEREMY ELLIOTT (Patriot News) Accomplishments: Blaney has been a monster on the All Star Circuit of Champions circuit, recording 106 career wins to date with no signs of slowing down this season. He also has five championships with the series and is on his way to six. Want big shows, Blaney’s got them. He has a Kings Royal title and Historical Big One tally in his pocket. The Hartford, Ohio, native has nine World of Outlaws scores, including one at Attica Raceway Park earlier this season. Blaney also won four of six shows during Ohio Speed Week to claim the…More
By JULIA FOY DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC — July 23, 2014 — Mere weeks after first sitting behind the wheel of his new ride, young Modified driver Erick Rudolph picked up a win in a Super DIRTcar Series race. A late-race charge took the Mike Payne owned Page Trucking No. to victory Tuesday, July 22, at Autodrome Drummond. “Today we just hit it right on, where we needed to be,” the 22-year-old out of Ransomville, N.Y., said after the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Series race Tuesday. “It started a little slow, but slowly and surely we worked up to…More
WEST LEBANON, N.Y. — July 20, 2014 —David Gravel scored his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season Sunday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway – but if not for a little luck, the result could have been very different. Gravel took the lead in his Roth Motorsports car on a restart following a caution on lap five. He jumped past Kerry Madsen and held the position until another yellow flew on lap 13. “Kerry kind of jumped me and then I got on the gas and it stumbled real bad,” Gravel said. “[The car] didn’t…More
HIBBING, Minn. – July 10, 2014 – Jimmy Mars waited a long time for the opportunity to return to Hibbing Raceway for a major event. When the Menomonie, Wis., driver finally got that opportunity at Thursday night’s Wild West Tour opening round race, he didn’t waste it. Competing at Hibbing’s 3/8-mile clay oval for the first time in nearly two decades, Mars overtook Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., amid heavy traffic on lap 38 of Thursday’s 50-lap main event and led the remaining distance to earn a $10,050 victory in Hibbing’s first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series race. “This…More
WAYCROSS, GA (July 22, 2014) – The excitement and anticipation is building for one of the premier crown jewel events in all of dirt late model racing, the “Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil”. This three-day mega event will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and will be held at Florence Speedway in Union, KY August 7ththrough the 9th. This year’s event will have a new format that will include drivers running two sets of heat races on Friday night with passing points determining the starting field for the feature event on…More
By JULIA FOY RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. — July 3, 2014 — After a suspenseful night of racing, at Ransomville Speedway Wednesday, July 2, Justin Sharp and “The Doctor” Danny Johnson claimed hard-fought victories. Modified star Johnson, out of Rochester, N.Y., picked up the win Wednesday in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 75-lapper after a tense battle with Stewart Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for the lead “The Doctor,” a regular racer on Ransomville’s 3/8-mile, was fast from the get-go, powering from fourth to second at the green flag. Polesitter Jeff McGinnis took the initial lead. A flat right rear tire on the No.…More