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Kear’s Speed Shop Avoids Oblivion From Fire – Luckily, Sustains Only Smoke Damage

Posted by: Todd Ridgeway – March 21, 2017 TIFFIN, OH – The famed Kear’s Speed Shop escaped with relatively minor water damage after a March 17 fire consumed other portions of the building in which the race shop was housed. At 12:45 p.m. afternoon the city of Tiffin, Oh., reported that a fire had broken out at the Kear’s Speed …

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Newsmaker of the Week // NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

The first race of the newly unified NASCAR North and South Modified Tours was run at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway Saturday on a track notorious for its tire-killing abrasiveness. Tires and tire rules proved to be the story of the race, far more so than a sound race strategy or keen driving skills. This one was all about tires, with a …

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Cold Temperatures Bothered Georgetown Drivers As Much As The Fans

Posted by: Steve Barrick – March 14, 2017 GEORGETOWN, DE – Though skeptics had warned that the cold race day temperatures forecast for the Melvin Joseph Memorial at Georgetown Speedway Saturday would ruin engines, there were no observed engine failures among the 32 Modifieds at Georgetown. “Most of the teams have water and oil tank warmers,” offered Jared Petruska, of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Horton

There’s a mystique about Dirt Modified driver Jimmy Horton, who by any measure is one of the sport’s accomplished, durable and well liked competitors. Ever since Horton let it slip a few years ago that he would retire at the end of his first winless season, anticipation of that first win builds annually. Last year, that was on August 27, …

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Second Year Hesston Promoters To Offer Special Programing Featuring LMs

Posted by: Steve Barrick – March 7, 2017 With a year of speedway management behind them, Hesston Speedway’s operators Sam Britz of Hollidaysburg Pa., and John Claycom of New Enterprize, Pa., have applied lessons learned from their year as rookie promoters into an innovative schedule for 2017. “This year, all of our races are sanctioned events,” said Britz. a Cettified …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell’s open wheel racing background in Sprints and Midgets, has made him a favorite among dirt track fans now that he has chosen to pursue NASCAR’s upper echelons. So when Bell won this past Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Speedway, it was a big deal. Bell is most certainly, ‘on his way’. This was his third …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln Speedway ran its 410 Sprint season opener this past Saturday, officially kicking off the outdoor northeastern racing season. Danny Dietrich won the feature in a creditable drive. But the story of this race was the extraordinary commitment Lincoln Speedway made to running it. The raceday forecast was terrible. Then, just as the racing was getting in gear, a hailstorm …

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Schatz’s Success In Florida Appears To Point Towards A Ninth World of Outlaws Title

Posted by: Todd Heintzelman – February 21, 2017 Donny Schatz began his quest for his ninth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship last weekend in Florida. Two wins in three races. Of course, the question is: will Schatz be crowned the champion once again when we get to the World Finals in early November? The easy and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Volusia Speedway Park

Though three people did get hurt, one seriously on Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s third and final World of Outlaws Sprint race, it could have been far worse. Five nights earlier, Joey Saldana took an even more frightening plunge over the fence, narrowly missing a crowded pit side grandstand. That no one was hurt in that affair is incredible. …

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Dirt Mod Standout Brandon Grasso To Focus On Asphalt Racing

Posted by: Steve Barrick – February 14, 2017 Sixteen year old Brandon Grosso, who has made his mark over the past two season as a Dirt Sportsman driver, will be switching gears by teaming with Myatt Snider Racing (MSR) for an ambitious 18-race asphalt Late Model assault and with Cunningham Motorsports for a six-race ARCA program. “Brandon will be racing …

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