From the Paper

Hirschman’s Owners Go Out As Winners

Posted by: Len Sammons October 28, 2014 After Matt Hirschman drove the J&J Motorsports No. 59 to a $5,000 victory at Mahoning Valley Speedway on Saturday night, twin brothers James and John Gouldey proclaimed it was their final race as car owners. “They’ve been talking about it all year,” said Hirschman. “I still don’t believe it, but if it is …

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Coby, Moran, Smeriglio Team Lived Up To Pre-Season C’ship Predicitons

Posted by: Kevin Rice, October 21, 2014 THOMPSON, CT – When it was announced prior to the 2014 season that Doug Coby had teamed with crew chief Phil Moran and car owner Mike Smeriglio III, they became instant favorites to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship. On Sunday afternoon, as the sun began to set on Ct’s Thompson Motorsports …

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Mike Erdley Sends Randy Lisi Out On Top

Posted by: (Todd Heintzelman) (10/14/14) After 15 years, Randy Lisi will retire as a sprint car owner at the end of this season. In his second to last race in the No. 11, Mike Erdley drove to victory Saturday night at Port Royal. “It’s sad to see Randy go, but I have to thank him for everything he did for …

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All Systems Go For Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, NY – Extended and intensive preparation on all fronts has characterized the run up to the forty-third running of Super DIRT Week on the New York State Fairgrounds mile. From car builders to sanctioning bodies, months of planning all come together in the perennial spectacle known as Super DIRT Week. TWO STRAIGHT?: Billy Dunn earned the biggest victory of …

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Sammy Swindell Dedicated To Helping His Son

Posted by: Len Sammons, September 30, 2014 Since retiring from Sprint Car racing, Sammy Swindell has been attending NASCAR events in which his 25-year old son Kevin is competing. At Dover last weekend, the three time World of Outlaws Sprint Car series driver drew attention in both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide garages as well as on pit road when …

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76er Winner Friesen Keeps Stellar Late Season Going At Grandview

It’s been quite a month for Sprakers, N.Y., driver Stewart Friesen. Earlier this month, Friesen and Jessica Zemken exchanged their vows in front of family and friends. Last weekend, Jessica went out and won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals while Stewart Friesen was supposed to be competing in Grandview’s 44th Annual Freedom 76. Mother Nature had other ideas so the …

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What’s Going On With Norm Hansell’s No. 357? Super Matt’s Coalcracker Debut

Posted by: Brett Deyo  September 9, 2014 Norm Hansell’s No. 357 team was the center of attention last Friday at Big Diamond (Pa.) Speedway before and after the running of the Coalcracker 100 for different reasons. In the days leading up to the season’s premier event at the Schuylkill County facility, word circulated in the Pennsylvania 358-Modified circuit that DIRT Hall of …

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