Former Whelen Modified Tour driver Renee Dupuis, returns to home track, Thompson Speedway
(July 22, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - A familiar name returned to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 9 in the Sunoco Modified division. Renee Dupuis was back behind the wheel on the track she calls home for the first time in five years, in the #90 car, owned by Ed Bennett. She has run with Ed Bennett and his team for years, last racing on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in the very same chassis that she raced at Thompson less than two weeks ago. Although disappointed that the race was postponed due to weather, the team is looking forward to finishing up the last half of the season strong.
Chad Holladay Sunoco Bonus Winner
(Maquoketa, IA – July 20, 2016) Chad Holladay, from Muscatine, IA, won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing Wednesday night the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models midweek event at Maquoketa Speedway. After coming out on top of the 3rd heat, Holladay finished the night in 13th place.
Super Late Models Return to Desoto July 30th
There will be no racing July 23rd at Desoto Speedway. However, the Super Late Models return to Desoto Speedway July 30th with the Sunoco Challenge Super Late Model Series for 100 laps. Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Pro Trucks, Take Aim Gun Range Street Stocks, LKQ Pure Stock, Pep Boys Modified Mini, Mini Stock and Bombers will also be on tap.
Richards Leads Flag-to-Flag in First Race at Ogilvie Raceway
(SHINNSTON, WV - July 18, 2016) – For the second-consecutive race, Josh Richards was the class of the field, leading all 50 laps at Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway on Wednesday to capture his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series win of the year and 16th dirt late model victory of the season.
Wednesday marked another new track on the World of Outlaws Series schedule as Richards and crew headed to Ogilvie Raceway for the first time. Though the track was new, it didn’t take long for the West Virginia native to figure things out, posting the third quickest lap overall in qualifying. Richards’ time-trial effort lined him up on the pole for Heat Race 3. At the drop of the green flag, the Rocket Chassis driver jumped out to a sizable lead and never looked back leading all 10 laps en route to the Heat Race victory. Richards’ heat win made him eligible for the redraw and he drew the first starting spot for the 50-lap Feature.
Richards Dominates Field at Deer Creek Speedway To Collect 15th Win of the Season
(SHINNSTON, WV - July 11, 2016) - Josh Richards dominated the field at Deer Creek Speedway, in Spring Valley, Minn., on Saturday to collect his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series win of the season and his 15th dirt late model victory of the year. Richards also earned a fourth-place finish at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on Thursday and a runner-up finish at Mason City (Iowa) Motor Speedway on Friday.
The World of Outlaws regulars headed to Hamilton County Speedway for the first-time ever on Thursday and Richards started the evening with hot laps. He turned the third quickest circuit in the short three-lap practice session, before taking to the track for time trials. Qualifying 17th, Richards had his work cut out for him as he lined up in sixth for Heat Race 2. Shortly after the drop of the green flag, the field spread out single-file making it tough to gain any ground. The Valvoline driver was able to advance one position to finish fifth in the 10-lap event. With the top-six drivers in each Heat Race transferring to the main event, Richards secured the 14th starting spot for the 40-lap Feature. When the green flag flew, Richards slipped back to 18th before a flat right-rear tire sent him to the pits on Lap 6. Restarting at the tail of the field in 23rd, the West Virginia native had the odds stacked against him. Though the cars quickly spread out with not much passing, Richards didn’t let that deter him and he began to methodically march toward the front. At Lap 20, the halfway point, Richards was up to 13th and he wasn’t finished yet. The superstar driver continued his impressive run and was scored in seventh with just 10 laps remaining. With the frontrunners in sight, Richards muscled his way to fourth in the final circuits to collect a solid top-five finish.
Circle City 100 Presented by CSX Play It Safe up Next for the ARCA/CRA Super Series
(Salem, IN - July 19, 2016) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will continue its historic 20th season of competition with the running of the Circle City 100 Presented by CSX Play It Safe at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway, just West of Indianapolis, this Friday, July 22nd. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will also be in action Friday night in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Presented by Jive in a huge stock car double header on Brickyard 400 Weekend.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor John Hunter Nemechek tops a very talented list of drivers entered for Friday night’s Circle City 100 Presented by CSX Play It Safe. The defending winner of the event looks to make it two in a row, but he will have some tough competition including current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader William Byron, who has four Truck Series victories so far this season, including a win at Kentucky Speedway in the series last event.
Armstrong Gets Biggest Win of His Career in the 50th Annual Redbud 300
(Salem, IN - July 17, 2016) – Dalton Armstrong put on a commanding performance in scoring his biggest victory to date in winning Saturday nights 50th Annual Redbud 300 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto at Anderson Speedway. Armstrong took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting position passing Bubba Pollard to grab an early lead, which he extended at times to almost a straight away until the scheduled Halfway Break at lap 150.
Armstrong then surrendered the lead to former event winner and three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Champion Johnny Van Doorn at the start of the second half, Van Doorn only changed two tires at the break, versus Armstrong’s three to get the better starting position, but Armstrong was able to make an outside pass again on a restart to grab the lead for good on lap 185, again building a big lead, but then had to fight off challengers on two late restarts with five laps to go before getting the win.
50th Annual Redbud 300 this Saturday at Anderson Speedway
(Salem, IN - July 13, 2016) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will head to Anderson Speedway this Saturday for the 50th Annual Redbud 300 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto, one of the premier Super Late Model events in the country. The ARCA/CRA Super Series is celebrating its 20th season of competition in 2016, Anderson Speedway is where the series had its first ever event on Saturday, April 26, 1997. The Redbud 300 will be the 60th series event that Anderson Speedway has hosted since that Saturday in 1997, the most of any track the series has raced at.
The 50th Annual Redbud 300, will be 300 laps counting yellows, with a 10 minute break at lap 150 for teams to refuel, take tires and make adjustments. Teams will reline up for the second half of the race by how many tires they take at the break. The event will pay $10,000 to win.
Gibson, Bass Take Victories at Desoto Speedway
(July 10, 2016 – Bradenton, FL) Kenny Gibson and Sean Bass outlasted the competition - and the sweltering heat - to take victories in the main events on an action-packed night at Desoto Speedway on Saturday.
Hutchings Wins Rain Delayed Triple Crown Limited Sportsman Event in Thompson
(July 9, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - The fans took center stage at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park as the venue hosted its “For The Fans” night on Saturday, July 9th with several racing series taking to the track throughout the evening to provide for a great show, despite a little bit of input from Mother Nature.