A Tale of Two Cities: Rollins, Tanguay Eye Home Track from Different Views
A Look Ahead to “Friday Night Lights” at Lee USA Speedway
(July 27, 2015 - LEE, NH) – As the North East Street Stock Tour returns to Lee USA Speedway for “Friday Night Lights”, presented by the Gobbi Corporation, on July 31, two drivers look to the event from different ends of the spectrum.
Richards Tallies Two Top-Five Finishes in Illinois
(SHINNSTON, WV - July 28, 2015) - In his first ever appearance at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways, Josh Richards scored a third-place finish in the first of three night's of racing action in the Illini State. Richards rounded out the weekend with a hard-fought, fourth-place finish at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday.
Richards began his weekend of racing in the Land of Lincoln at Quincy Raceways. Although the 27-year-old had never raced at the one-fourth-mile clay oval, it didn't take him long to get acclimated. Richards started the evening with hot laps and posted the eighth quickest lap overall. He then went on to qualify 10th, which lined him up fifth for the fourth and final heat race. In the short 10-lap race, Richards made his way to the font of the field in spectacular fashion, bringing home a second-place finish and solidifying a spot in the redraw. Unfortunately, Richards was the last to draw and was left with the seventh starting spot for the 40-lap Feature. With not much passing in the heat races, Richards knew he needed to gain as much ground as possible at the start of the race. When the green flag flew, the West Virginia driver didn't waste any time, moving up to fifth in just the first lap. It didn't take long for the front-runners to spread out single-file with Richards settling into the fourth spot on Lap 3. The Rocket Chassis driver remained in fourth until he was finally able to pass Tim McCreadie on Lap 34 to overtake the third spot. With just six laps to go, Richards remained in third when the checkered flag flew, bringing home a solid podium finish.
Sunoco Modified Drivers to Compete for Special Bonuses at Whelen Night
(July 28, 2015 - THOMPSON, CT) - On Wednesday, August 26, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in their annual 20/20 Sprint race as part of Whelen Night, presented by King Cadillac GMC at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP). The event will see teams compete in two 20-lap points races, followed by a 10-lap sprint to determine the overall purse for the event, with the winning driver taking home $1,800.
There is even more money on the line for Sunoco Modified teams on Wednesday night with two extra bonuses to be earned. Waddell Communications, the Official Radio provider for TSMP, will be offering the “Perfect Challenge” bonus which will give $500 cash to a driver should he or she win all three races of the night.
Bradford Set to Reopen Under New Ownership of Norm Asel; RUSH Late Models Featured in Sweeney Weekly Series Action Beginning Sunday, August 2
BRADFORD SET TO REOPEN UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP OF NORM ASEL; RUSH LATE MODELS FEATURED IN SWEENEY WEEKLY SERIES ACTION BEGINNING SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
(July 28, 2015 - Bradford, PA)...The Old Bradford Speedway has new life. After being closed for over a year, Norm and Travis Asel have taken over ownership of the quarter-mile dirt oval located just outside of Bradford, PA near Rew. The grand reopening is scheduled for Sunday, August 2 at 6 p.m. with the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Models highlighting the weekly program. Bradford had a practice scheduled for this past Sunday, July 26.
With the recent closure of nearby Stateline Speedway, and McKean County Raceway only hosting a couple of events later this season, racers in the northern part of Pennsylvania and southern tier of New York are hungry for racing. The Old Bradford Speedway will fill that void. Racing will take place every Sunday through the remainder of August and into September with an exact schedule to be released in the near future.
NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 18 ROUND UP
(July 27, 2015 - CARTERSVILLE, GA) – Several NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Top 20 drivers had success in Week 18 competition, but the top two drivers in the point standings were unable to help their respective causes in getting closer to the $10,000 National Championship. With eight weeks to go in the 27-week season, several drivers are beginning to position themselves for a late season title run.
Point leader Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, MS was looking to net on a 46. Arnold was unable to earn any points, as his best Week 18 finish was a tenth on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS driving The Strength Center Special. Arnold has a best 14 week total of 690 points after 11 wins, 15 top five finishes and 18 top ten finishes in 23 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races.
Wells Battles To Top Spot In Oxford
(Oxford, ME – July 26, 2015): The North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) made its way to Oxford Plains Speedway for their first feature event at the legendary facility Saturday Night. An initial gloomy forecast slightly reduced the car count to a strong 25 tour-style minis throughout the pit area. Early on in practice long time Oxford mini stock competitors Justin Larsen and Rob Greenleaf were turning the fast laps around the facility.
Matt Sonnhalter, Justin Larsen, and Toby Wells all won their respective heats with Sonnhalter drawing a 5 row invert for the feature event. After the invert Jimmy Childs and Nick Anderson would lead the field to green for the first time in each drivers NEMST history. The top half of the field was littered with long time fast Oxford competitors and invading NEMST drivers that run within the top five across New England.
18 Year Old John Hunter Nemechek Goes to Victory Lane in the Circel City 100 Presented by Greg Hubler Chevrolet
18-Year-Old John Hunter Nemechek Goes To Victory Lane In The Circle City 100 Presented by Greg Hubler Chevrolet
Lucas Oil Raceway hosts ARCA/CRA Super Series in the first of two appearances of 2015
(Brownsburg, IN - Friday, July 24, 2015): Just six days after competing in the prestigious Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway (IN), the cars and stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS didn't have much time to reflect on the previous race. The Circle City 100 Presented Greg Hubler Chevrolet would see the ARCA/CRA contingent race at the immaculate 0.686 mile progressively banked paved oval of Lucas Oil Raceway (IN). The seventh event of the 2015 racing season also marked the series first of two races at LOR in 2015 and 24th all-time appearance at the speed plant located west of Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Defending Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour Champ Ryan Montgomery Steals His 1st 2015 Win Away from John Waters
DEFENDING SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR CHAMP RYAN MONTGOMERY STEALS HIS 1ST 2015 WIN AWAY FROM JOHN WATERS
(July 24. 2015 - Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series returned to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for a doubleheader program featuring the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Late Model Touring Series along with the Bicknell Race Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series. The Late Model portion completed their preliminaries back on July 3 when 38 cars were on hand, while the Sportsman Modifieds ran a complete program with a record 16 cars competing. For the second straight year, Sweeney/Pace Performance gave away a GM 602 engine, and this year with a complete belt drive system from Jones Racing Products upping the value to over $4,400. The lucky winner was Kole Holden.
Defending Touring Series Champion, Ryan Montgomery, came out of nowhere in the closing laps to steal his first Tour win of 2015 away from John Waters, who dominated the first 21 caution-free laps in search of his second straight win. Montgomery's impressive run to the front for the $1,200 win came from the 11th starting spot and also earned him the Maxima Racing Oils "Maximum Performance" Award.
Davenport Passes Erb on Final Lap in Another Prairie Dirt Classic Thriller at Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Davenport Passes Erb On Final Lap In Another Prairie Dirt Classic Thriller At Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Georgia Driver Scores $26,000 Payday in Epic World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event
(FAIRBURY, IL - July 25, 2015) - Jonathan Davenport added another victory to his amazing 2015 campaign and added another chapter to the growing FALS legend in Saturday night's 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac.
NeSMITH LATE MODELS AND STREET STOCKS RACE FOR LABOR DAY BIG BUCKS AT THE MAG
(July 24, 2015 - CARTERSVILLE, GA) - NeSmith Racing and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS are teaming up to offer big bucks to NeSmith Late Model and NeSmith/AR Bodies Street Stock competitors over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend with two separate shows on Saturday night, September 5 and Sunday night, September 6.
Saturday night, September 5 will have the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division in action with the rescheduled 40-lap $2,000-to-win race from the May 24 rainout with the set line-up from that date. The NeSmith Late Models will also be competing in a $1,000-to-win race for the Weekly Racing Series that will be open to all competitors both new and returning.