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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Phelps

Jimmy Phelps’ win in the Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway for Dirt Modifieds is a maker of news for two reasons. First, the win was worth $20,000 which is one of the highest first place payouts of the season. Anytime someone makes that much money, it’s big. Second, the win demonstrated that Phelps is peaking at exactly the right time …

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Oswego’s Super DIRT Week Preparations Are Moving Full Speed Ahead

Posted by: JJ Andrews – September 27, 2016 OSWEGO, NY – Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway is moving forward! A recent press gathering on a beautiful Tuesday morning showed the many many improvements and changes, and even included a ceremonial dumping of dirt on the front straight. As a 20 year fan and competitor at the speedway, it’s dramatic …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Billy Pauch & Stevie Smith

Two great names in dirt tracking arose anew this past weekend and did so when there was big money on the line. Stevie Smith sprinted to the front at Lincoln Speedway to win the rich $20,000 Dirt Classic, making himself a favorite in this coming week’s Williams Grove National Open. Billy Pauch proved again that he is King Of The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Newsmakers Of The Week have to do something extraordinary. Mere winning isn’t enough. Matt Sheppard, who has been a frequent Newsmaker this summer, had to do something noteworthy – and different. He did. After winning his tenth race of the first 20 on the Super DIRT Series circuit at Brewerton Speedway, Sheppard finished second the next night at Weedsport in …

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Shane Unger Dies From World 100 Heat Race Crash

Posted by: Todd Ridgeway – September 13, 2016 ROSSBURG, OH – Though the 46th running of Eldora’s World 100 will be remembered for 19-year-old Bobby Pierce’s surprise victory, it will also be remembered as a race in which 35-year hometown hero and racer Shane Unger died from injuries suffered in a heat race multi-car accident in turn three. Unger’s car …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jeff Strunk

The biggest race for 358 Modifieds is the Freedom 76er at Grandview (PA) Speedway. It’s a race that can make a driver’s season with a victory. It can also ruin it with a heartbreaking loss. Grandview veteran Jeff Strunk, a ten time track champion, has seen both sides of Freedom 76er drama. He had won the race five times, including the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Any top sports figure distinguishes themselves from the rest every time they face down adversity and bounce back from it. Matt Sheppard did just that last week. He won the rich Mr. DIRT Lebanon Valley race, the Canandaigua and Utica-Rome features and both track’s championships over the span of four days. Remarkable, newsworthy in its own right, of course. But Sheppard …

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Supermod King Otto Sitterly To Tackle Super DIRT Week With New Troyer

Posted by: JJ Andrews – August 30, 2016 Seven time Oswego Supermodified champion Otto Sitterly will be behind the wheel of a Jason Simmons owned big block dirt modified, to take a run at Super Dirt Week at Oswego Speedway in 2016. “There is no question that Otto knows how to drive Oswego Speedway”, said Simmons. While it’s been awhile …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Horton

When one of the great ones gets his first win after an extended period of time, that’s a feel good racing story. Jimmy Horton’s Modified win at Orange County Fair Speedway was an occasion positively awash with excitement. For one thing, Horton hadn’t won a race at Middletown in twenty years. More importantly, Horton’s personal annual win streak of 44 …

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Sammy Swindell Is Fast & Dramatic In Winged Pavement Midget Debut

Posted by: Mark McKeon – August 23, 2016 Disproving the adage about old dogs and new tricks, 60 year old dirt track icon Sammy Swindell looked right at home behind the wheel of the Bertrand Motorsports Esslinger powered Lindblad/Drinan at Star Speedway on Saturday night. In addition to being Swindell’s first race in New Hampshire, it was his first in …

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