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 JEFF LAMBERT 44-year-old Mike Vigiletti had a tremendous season at the Orange County Fair Speedway in 2014. He and fellow driver Charlie Donald swapped the points lead five times throughout the season until July 19th when he took over the lead and never looked back. He captured five victories at the historic five-eighths-mile speedway on his way to his first-ever championship, the 23rd Street Stock champion in OCFS’s history. Winning at the OCFS is not an easy task, and driving to a championship is even more difficult. His No. 1 Monte Carlo has had its share of beatings and…More
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 20, 2014 – There’s no question as to which Modified driver has been dominant at Orange County Fair Speedway’s annual Eastern States Weekend. Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has picked up 13 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series victories at the Middletown, N.Y., track, ten in the Eastern States 200. This year, the two-time consecutive Eastern States 200 Champion is looking to make it three in a row. “The last couple years have been awesome for us. It’s still the track I learned how to race at first and, even though I don’t go there that…More
FREMONT, Ohio – Oct. 18 2014 – Donny Schatz proved Saturday night at Fremont Speedway that nothing can keep him down on the way to his sixth career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship. After qualifying second, Schatz looked well positioned at Fremont – and then disaster struck. In the second heat of the night, Schatz, who started fourth, slipped back to fifth. In the closing laps he battled Paul McMahan for the fourth and final transfer spot. On the last lap, Schatz tried to get around McMahan, whose car was damaged from contact earlier in the heat,…More
By Andrea Cleveland-Richards, Josh Richards P.R. SHINNSTON, W. Va. – Oct. 1, 2014 – Three-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion Josh Richards announced today that doctors have cleared him to return to racing after medical issues have kept him out of the car this season. Richards plans to be back behind the wheel of his Mark Richards Racing owned, Valvoline/Seubert Calf Ranches sponsored machine this Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the UMP DIRTcar Fall Nationals. Richards has been sidelined since learning of medical issues during the off-season. After extensive testing it was determined that he…More
PORTSMOUTH, OH (October 19, 2014) – Scott Bloomquist led the final 39 laps to win his second career Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship -Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Bloomquist entered his 27th DTWC event winning the race back in 2005 for the first time. Bloomquist earned $50,000 for the victory in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Hawkeye Trucking, Durham Racing Engines, Sweet-Bloomquist entry. The event concluded the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season, after being moved back to Sunday at Portsmouth Raceway Park due to rain on Saturday. Eddie Carrier Jr. finished second, followed by Jimmy Owens, Don…More
BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson outmaneuvered Modified stars Billy Dunn and Erick Rudolph to claim Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway. “We started fourth and we jiggled around back and forth there for a little bit,” said Johnson, who claimed his sixth DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Brockville. “Then a couple guys there fell out, and the bottom came in good. My car was really hooked up well on the bottom, it rotated well, and it worked out well for us tonight.” Johnson started fourth while Dunn and early race…More