KAZ GRALA FINISHES FOURTH AT THE LAST GREAT COLOSSEUM
(Bristol, TN - April 18, 2015) - 16-year-old Kaz Grala scored his best finish of the young 2015 season placing fourth with a strong run in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"While celebrating in victory lane would be better, I couldn't be happier leaving Bristol with a top-five finish and a car without a scratch on it," said Grala. "We had great battles all race long - literally giving it everything we had. I'm so proud to be the top finishing Toyota in the field!"
Top-Five Finish Highlights Richards' Weekend at Farmer City Raceway After Accident in Finale
(SHINNSTON, WV - April 20, 2015) - Josh Richards scored a top-five finish at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway in Friday's 25-lap feature, after a promising run in Saturday's 75-lap finale was hampered by a mid-race accident, causing substantial damage to the No. 1 Valvoline machine.
Richards and his Rocket Chassis team arrived at the quarter-mile oval on Thursday for World of Outlaws Late Model Series testing. After a full night of practice, Richards was credited with running some of the fastest lap times of the evening.
April 21, 2015
King Tut’s Strong Return to PDRA Pro Extreme
Todd “King Tut” Tutterow, from Yadkinville, NC returned to the PDRA NAS racing Pro Extreme class for the 2015 season with his Galot Motorsports 69 Camaro after a two year absences from the Pro Extreme class but has proven to still be a big contender just after the first two events. Tutterow lost in the semifinals at the season opener in Ennis, TX but was crowned the Champion at the Spring Nationals at Rockingham, NC.
Richards Finishes Third at Tazewell Speedway
(SHINNSTON, WV - April 13, 2015) - Josh Richards finished third at Tazewell Speedway after a heartbreaking last-lap pass by fellow Rocket driver Billy Ogle Jr. Saturday's race marked the first World of Outlaws Late Model Series event in more than a month, due to weather canceling or postponing the last five scheduled Series races.
In his first appearance back at the high-banked, Tennessee clay oval in over four years, Richards looked strong from the start. He began the evening by turning the fastest circuit in his hot lap group. His stellar run continued when he was credited with the fastest qualifying lap in Group 3 with a time of 11.584 seconds. His effort placed him sixth overall. Richards lined up on the outside pole for his heat race and quickly took the lead exiting Turn 1. The West Virginia driver led all 10 laps en route to his heat race win. With the top two drivers of each of the three heat races drawing for their starting position in the main event, Richards was third in line to pull his number. Much to his liking, the 27-year-old driver drew the second starting spot for the 50-lap feature.
Coby Starts Title Defense With Icebreaker Win At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Preece Wins Sunoco Modified Feature Using Late Race Pass
(April 12, 2015 - Thompson, CT) - A full house of fans was on hand to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Icebreaker weekend, and the racing couldn’t have been better. Doug Coby swept the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action by winning the pole and backing it up with a dominating win in the Icebreaker 150. Celebrating victories in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series were Ryan Preece in the Sunoco Modified Series, Marc Curtis in the Late Model division, Scott Sundeen in the Limited Sportsman, and Eric Bourgeois in the Mini Stocks. Other winners included Dillon Moltz in the Granite State Pro Stock Series and Scott Quinn in the Vintage Outlaws.
Brian Campbell Scores 2015 ARCA/CRA Super Series Season Opening Victory in 7-Up 100 at Toledo Speedway
Brian Campbell Scores 2015 ARCA/CRA Super Series Season Opening Victory In 7-UP 100 At Toledo Speedway
Champion Racing Association's premier series officially kicks off 19th season of competition and chase for the title
(Toledo, OH - April 11, 2015): The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS officially kicked off their 19th season of competition and the start of the 2015 Championship title chase on Saturday, April 11th at Toledo Speedway (OH). The fast 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval located south of the Michigan / Ohio state line in Toledo, Ohio served as hosts of the 7-Up 100 Presented by Royal Truck & Trailer Sales. The ARCA/CRA contingent was joined by their counterparts within the ARCA Midwest Tour and a stellar field of cars gave the strong crowd on hand a great show.
Douton and Michalski Collect NWAAS Wins In Saturday’s Icebreaker Action
(April 11, 2015 – Thompson, CT) - Moose Douton opened up the 2015 Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with a win in the Limited Sportsman feature after patience paid off big dividends for the Waterford, Conn. driver. Douton didn’t know he won until after the race was completed. Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All American Series action were Tyler Hines in the Sunoco Modified Lite division and Scott Michalski in the Monster Mini Stock division. Roger Turbush won in the New England Truck Series, Scott Bigelow in the NEMA Light’s, and Scott Quinn in the Vintage Outlaw’s.
Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby captured the pole for Sunday’s Icebreaker 150 on Sunday.
New Format and Tommy Gun Await Illiana Chicagoland Showdown
(April 7, 2015 - Schereville, IN) - A brand new format will feature triple fifty lap feature events when the ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series embark on Illiana Motor Speedway for the Calypso Lemonade Chicagoland Showdown, Memorial Day Monday afternoon May 25. Both popular Midwest based Super Late Model Series will contest a point event, fifty laps in length which will include the top regional drivers as well as the area’s best competitors. The top twelve from each feature along with various provisional starters from series and track point standings will fill the thirty car finale field which pays $600 to start and will award $5,000 and a replica Tommy Gun to the final fifty lap winner.
“With three features showcasing the top two Super Late Model tours in the land as well as the talent of the Chicagoland racing scene going head to head, I am beyond excited about this event.” Stated Chicagoland Showdown Promoter Gregg McKarns. “This promises to be an exciting format for the fans and drivers alike, with big money and prizes on the line. With just fifty laps to get to the front in each feature, every lap is going to be intense.”
Icebreaker to begin 75th Season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
(April 10, 2015 - Thompson, CT) - The 41st Annual Icebreaker on April 11th and 12th will mark the beginning of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s 75th season. Originally opened in 1940, the track has remained under the ownership of the Hoenig family throughout its operation. To commemorate this significant anniversary, this year’s Icebreaker will feature some special activities and events for fans throughout the weekend. The event will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT), which is celebrating its 30th season this year.
Defending NWMT champion, Doug Coby and the No. 2 Mike Smeriglio III Racing Team, will face stiff competition at the first points event of the season this weekend, as they go up against a 37-car field. The roster includes Justin Bonsignore, who scored two wins last season out of the three NWMT races held at Thompson, including the Icebreaker 150. Ryan Preece, the 2013 NWMT Champion, will challenge Coby with a new team, driving for TS Haulers racing in the No. 6 Chevrolet. The team has already found success, with a win in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (NWSMT) at South Boston. Eric Goodale, who currently sits atop the points standings in the NWSMT, will also be competing at the Icebreaker 150.