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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Stars Return To Georgia’s Needmore Speedway On Sunday Night (May 8)

After Late-March Rainout, National Tour Makes Second Attempt To Debut At Chris Hunnicutt’s Fledgling Track NORMAN PARK, GA – May 6, 2011 – All the stars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series eyeballed Needmore Speedway for the first time a month-and-a-half ago. But on Sun., May 8 – Mother’s Day, 2011 – the well-known full-fender travelers will finally get to race on the three-eighths-mile oval in southern Georgia. Six weeks after the track’s inaugural WoO LMS event was postponed by rain, the national tour returns to the unique facility that Chris Hunnicutt built on a portion of the…More

FIRST MERRITTVILLE 2011 DRIVER OF THE WEEK TO BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY NIGHT … LEADS TO ANNUAL DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Thorold, Ontario (May 6) – With the racing action witnessed throughout last Saturday’s Z101 60th Season Opener … Merrittville Speedway Officials have a difficult question to answer. Who will be the first driver of 2011 to be named a Pete’s Automotive Driver of the Week? At each and every Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event, a team of Merrittville Speedway Officials picks his or her choice on who they think should be declared Driver of the Week. A driver from any of the Thorold track’s 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions – the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds ……More

North American Sprint Car Poll Awards to be Distributed at Bloomington, Lincoln Park and Knoxville this Weekend

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 5, 2011) – As part of the National Sprint Car Museum Foundation’s goal to get its 2010 North American Sprint Car Poll awards in recipients’ hands by July 1 of this year, honors will be bestowed this weekend at the Bloomington and Lincoln Park Speedways in Indiana and at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The North American Sprint Car Poll awards program honors current achievers in the sport of non-winged and winged 360- and 410-cubic-inch sprint car racing. Amongst the awards to be handed out at Bloomington Speedway’s King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS) event on Friday,…More

Rudolph Participates in Super Dirt Week Festivities

Rudolph Participates in Super Dirt Week Festivities Will Run Events at Brewerton Speedway and Cayuga County Fair Speedway   MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2010) – As the Super Dirt Car Week begins for the 39th time, Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR) driver Erick Rudolph dips back into dirt racing. Rudolph, who competes regularly in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series, will pilot the No. 98 Mohawk Northeast/Original Pizza Logs Chevrolet in two Super Dirt Week Modified Lite events this week. The Randsomville, N.Y., native will compete in the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 100-lap feature at Brewerton Speedway on Thursday, October 7 against HBR…More

Phelps finds success at Brewerton Speedway Super DIRT Week event; Baldwinsville driver wins in rare 358 modified appearance

DTD Exclusive by Adam Ross – Brewerton, New York, October 7th – Jimmy Phelps picked up his first 358 DIRTCar Modified win of the year Thursday night at Brewerton Speedway during the annual portion of Super DIRT Week held at the D-shaped Dirt Demon. The Baldwinsville Bullet started seventh in a field of 31 modifieds stacked with talent, and he marched slowly but steadily to the front to wage a heated battle with Matt Sheppard. The two warriors were the class of the field slicing through lapped traffic as they battled for the top spot. Phelps saw the opportunity he…More

Phelps and Decker take pole positions in Syracuse qualifying Thursday

Jimmy Phelps turned the Moody Mile in 31.592 seconds to score the pole position for Sunday’s SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 Thursday. Phelps beat Billy Decker by less than a tenth of a second to secure the top spot in his Wave Energy Drink-sponsored Troyer. Decker wasn’t entirely denied on the day. The Unadilla, New York, driver will start Saturday’s Salute to the Troops 150 from the top spot in his Gypsum Wholesalers-sponsored Bicknell. DIRT PR below: Phelps Earns 2nd SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 Pole In SDW Big-Block Qualifying Syracuse, NY – October 7, 2010 – Local standout Jimmy…More

VanBrocklin and Caswell shine in Sportsman Futures events at the “Moody Mile”

Sportsman Futures Feature Event 1:  Josh VanBrocklin, Steve Barber, Don Spatorico, Jeff Leslie, Shane Jablonka, Jake Jelley, Brent Kelsey, Kristian Smoke, Jenna David, Thunder Anderson, Jason Occhino, Tom Keyes, Henry Desoemeau, and Brad Winters. Sportsman Futures Feature Event 2:  Dale Caswell, Nate Reynolds, Shane Pecore, Andy Durie, Anthony Perrego, Jimmy Spellmon, Robert Bublak, Tim Paul, Steve Henkle, Jack Gentile, Brett Martin, Christine Martin, John Weber, John Scarborough, Paul Kline, Rich Eggers Jr, and Travis Black **All results unofficial at this time**

Super DIRT Week notes from Johnny “the jet” Scarborough; Driver of the #61 Pizza Logs/Casella Waste/MR Burdick DIRTCar

This week we’re putting some extra focus on a variety of drivers and teams in attendance to give you a better look at the challenging experience called Super DIRT Week. Johnny Scarborough is one of the drivers who agreed to share his week with us. Wednesday notes October 6th – Well DIRT week is finally here. After the last seven weeks preparing the car we left Bomoseen, Vermont, at 4 a.m. After the four hour ride we arrived at the famous Moody Mile. DIRTCar has done a great job with signage – it’s kinda like entering Disney World. We picked…More

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Sheppard and Sears top practice charts; Numerous teams working late with repairs

Matt Sheppard set the tone early in modified practice at the New York State Fairgrounds. Sheppard asserted himself early as the pace-setter laying down a lap of 31.141 seconds around the 1-mile track. Fifty six modifieds took to the speedway this afternoon mostly looking to shake their cars down for tomorrow’s practice and time trials. Sheppard’s best lap was nearly a full second faster than second place Bobby Varin. “We’re not really worried about speed yet,” said Varin. “We took the car out to make sure we didn’t have any leaks. The track needs some work. There’s a cushion built…More