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  • SheppardDIRTcarNov25

    Sheppard crowned Super DIRTcar Series Champion

    November 26, 2015

    By Mike Mallett (Liverpool, NY) – The 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series season officially came to a close on Saturday night with Matt Sheppard taking home top honors at the season-ending awards banquet. It was the fourth time in his career that the Waterloo, New York native has earned the series title. Sheppard was the […]

  • BaconFormanNov25

    Bacon celebrates 100th victory for Hoffman

    November 26, 2015

    By Bill W (Perris, CA) — Brady Bacon registered a win last Friday night at the Western World USAC event at USA Raceway near Tucson, Arizona. The win was #100 for the Hoffman Racing #69 team. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver was busy all weekend, registering a total of five podium finishes in the six […]

  • RussellBorkNov24

    Justin Russell’s Lucas Oil Speedway title a family affair

    November 25, 2015

    By Lyndal Scranton, Lucas Oil Speedway PR (Wheatland, MO) — Nearly two months have passed since Justin Russell claimed his first Lucas Oil Speedway track championship. Before turning his full attention to 2016, Russell is letting the euphoric feeling sink in a little longer. “It still seems unbelievable,” Russell said of his four-point championship margin over […]

  • ARCAoct30

    ARCA reveals 2016 schedule

    November 25, 2015

    By ARCA PR (Toledo, OH) — The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will race 20 times in 2016, including eight races on superspeedways, nine on short tracks, two on dirt and one on a road course. The full schedule has been announced over the last few weeks. The season will mark the third consecutive […]

  • WDTCLogo15

    Dirt Track World Championship airs on MAVTV this Thursday

    November 25, 2015

    By Lucas Oil Late Model Series PR (Waycross, GA) – The 35th Annual OPTIMA Batteries Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by NAPA Auto Parts will air on MAVTV Motorsports Network Thursday, November 26th at 6:00PM ET/PT and 9:00PM ET/PT. This year’s crown-jewel event, held at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH, boasted a record-breaking […]

  • McCarlDB3Nov24

    McCarl heading to Cocopah in January for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

    November 25, 2015

    By Shawn Miller, Inside Line Promotions  (Somerton, AZ) – Terry McCarl is the latest standout driver to commit to racing throughout the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown next January at Cocopah Speedway. “I raced there with the World of Outlaws in 1991 at what was then called Yuma Speedway,” he said. “I didn’t […]

  • SmithDB3Nov24

    Smith posts trio of All Star wins during standout 2015 campaign

    November 25, 2015

    By Shawn Miller, Inside Line Promotions (Kunkletown, PA) – Ryan Smith had a breakout season in 2015. Smith capitalized on the momentum gained following his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature victory late in 2014 by scoring a season-high four triumphs this year. “Our biggest goal for 2015 was to travel and […]

  • PerrisAutoSpeedway

    Fans speak and get new format at Turkey Night Grand Prix

    November 24, 2015

    By Scott Daloisio (Perris, CA) – When the historic 75th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix rolls into Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night, fans will be treated to a format change that they had requested with more action on the night for the Honda USAC National and Western States Midgets. In addition to the […]

  • Newelli44Nov23

    Newell celebrates I-44 and Missouri State title

    November 24, 2015

    By Brooke Bunch, NASCAR (Daytona Beach, FL) – Two years ago, then-rookie J.C. Newell said he had to prove himself as a Late Model driver. Fast forward to current day and he thinks he’s accomplished that feat – having captured both a state and track championship title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Newell, 2015 […]

  • ValleyNov22

    Open Wheel racing returns to Valley Speedway

    November 24, 2015

    (GrainValley, MO) — Valley Speedway drivers and car owners met Saturday afternoon at the Grain Valley Community Center to discuss 2016 rules and schedule.  The big news from the meeting is the addition of open wheel racing to the Saturday night weekly program.  Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Allstar Midgets will be in competition on a […]

  • SwindellDB3Nov23

    Swindell capitalizes on several opportunities to score four wins in 2015

    November 24, 2015

    By Shawn Miller, Inside Line Promotions (Germantown, TN) – Sammy Swindell has been winning sprint car races for four decades. A scaled-down schedule in 2015 didn’t hamper that routine as Swindell picked up four feature wins – two in a 410ci sprint car, one in a 360ci sprint car and one in a midget. After […]

  • JacksonMotoplex

    Dates announced for Jackson Motorplex IMCA Stock Car Nationals

    November 24, 2015

    By Bill Wright (Jackson, MN) — The Jackson Motorplex IMCA Stock Car Nationals will be held Friday, September 23 and Saturday September 24, 2016. The announcement of this big race weekend caps an exciting 2016 schedule for the newly named facility in Jackson, Minnesota! The two-day event will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA […]

  • DespainThompsonNov23

    Danny Thompson on next Dave Despain Show

    November 24, 2015

    By Stuart Rowlands (Corona, CA) — Racing is deeply imbedded in Danny Thompson’s blood on all sides of his family, going back three generations. This Sunday night, Nov. 29 at 8:30pm ET, he talks emotionally to Dave about the Thompson family’s decades-long quest to break world land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats and […]

  • SpringfieldRaceway

    TRACKSIDE COMMENTS: Happy Thanksgiving

    November 23, 2015

    By Jerry West (Jefferson CIty, MO) — Racing has all but stopped in Missouri as it is Thanksgiving week. Jerry Hoffman and Doug Bland of Springfield Raceway are still positive that races can be held in late November. However due to a cold weather forecast, they postponed the annual Turkey Bowl Classic IX from November […]