From the Paper

New Owner/ Promoter Don Spiece Excited About Merrittville Speedway’s Future

Posted by: Dave Sully – April 25, 2017 Don Spiece, the new owner of Merrittville, is a former racer. He’s not the first racer to own a race track. He bought Merrittville from one who still races. The results for racers who own tracks is mixed. Tony Stewart seems seems to make it work. Ken Schrader has owned tracks for …

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Grosso Doesn’t Drive Like A Rookie In Modified Debut At New Egypt

Posted by: Len Sammons – April 18, 2017 Brandon Grosso didn’t race like a rookie in his debut in the 358 Modified division on Saturday at New Egypt Speedway. Despite no pre-event practice in the Nitro Fish No. 32, the 16-year-old driver finished an impressive sixth. “It’s a lot different,” said Grosso afterwards. “We had a good car tonight but …

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Finally, Ole Blue Returns To Victory Lane

Posted by: Kyle Sousa – April 11, 2017 It had been a long time since Boelher Racing had been able to celebrate a victory on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Sunday, Rowan Pennink returned the historic ride into Victory Lane on NASCAR’s oldest touring series, winning the prestigious Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The Cape Cod Copper No. …

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Fourth Generation Cathell Helping Direct New Future Of Delaware Int’l

Posted by: Len Sammons – April 4, 2017 Charlie Cathell and his dad, William, ran the Delaware International Speedway for many years before William’s death. Charlie now works with his son Mark and his son Chad, a fourth-generation Cathell now playing a big part at the speedway. The grounds were spruced up for the season on Sunday and new ideas …

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Troy Fraker Begins Last Full-Time Season In 410 Sprint Car Competition

Posted by: Arynne Moody – March, 28, 2017 Troy Fraker, a staple at Central Pennsylvania’s race tracks for 35 years, began his last full-time season behind the wheel of a race car Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. The driver of the No. 12W 410 Sprint Car only expects to run “about 15 or so” races THIS year; so he …

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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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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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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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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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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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