Devin Dixon Takes East Bay Checkers for Big Frog Motorsports
(Ocala, FL – May 17, 2016) – Devin Dixon raced the Big Frog Motorsports #58 Dave’s Towing/Rocket XR1 Late Model to the feature win at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday evening.
Jeff Aikey Sunoco Bonus Winner at Quad City Speedway's Deery Brothers Summer Series Event
(May 15, 2016 - East Moline, IL) Sunday night’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, IL had a packed field with 40 Late Models entered. Fifth place finisher and current point leader Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, IA was our Sunoco Bonus winner.
Wayne Burroughs Jr. Shines in Mini Stock Debut at Thompson Speedway
(May 10, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - A new face emerged in Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) Mini Stock division at the 42nd Annual Icebreaker season-opener. Wayne Burroughs Jr., last year’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl Mini Stock champion, decided to try his hand at the competitive 5/8-mile oval at TSMP with a brand new car for the 2016 season.
The car turned out to be a huge success as Burroughs qualified on the pole, and then drove to a podium finish in the 15-lap feature. “Since I qualified on the pole the strategy for the Icebreaker race was to break away from the field and attempt to hold off the heavy hitters in the division for a win,” said Burroughs. “A lap one incident quickly changed that when I had to restart 19th and the new strategy was to drive as far forward as I could with the laps that were remaining.” Despite some bad luck in the beginning of the race, Burroughs managed to bring the car back through the pack ending with a strong third place finish.
NeSMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 7 ROUND UP
(May 10, 2016 - CARTERSVILLE, GA) – Steve Pate of Heflin, AL has taken over the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division point lead after driving the Pate Racing Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine to his fourth win of the season on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.
Cars from t\Throughout New England's Racing Past to be Showcased at Thompson Speedway's Historic Oval Invitational
Cars from Throughout New England’s Racing Past to be Showcased at Thompson Speedway's Historic Oval Invitational
(May 9, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - The Historic Oval Invitational will take to the 5/8 mile high-banked oval at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for its second year running, on Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14. This two-day event features a wide range of race cars from the 20th century, many that have run at the famed Speedway throughout its 76-year history, including Midgets, Sprint cars, TQ Midgets, Super Modifieds, Champ Cars, Vintage Outlaws, Stock Cars and more.
NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 7 ROUND UP
(May 9, 2016 - CARTERSVILLE, GA) – A busy NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 7 schedule of events saw several drivers take big wins and put them in title contention. Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS continues to lead the point standings, but how strong is his point lead? Beginning this week, we will put the point standings in perspective by looking at Weekly Point Averages.
Lee remains the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point leader, having accumulated 337 points after two wins, seven top five finishes and ten top ten finishes in ten races over seven weeks of competition. Lee drove the Billy Riels Racing Special to a ninth-place finish on Saturday night at LA 36 Speedway in Lacombe, LA.
TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK JOINS SALUTE TO AMERICA NATIONALS LINE-UP
(May 9, 2016-CARTERSVILLE, GA) Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL has joined the line-up for what is now a four-race Salute To America Nationals for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Talladega Short Track will take the lead-off spot in the batting order with a 40-lap $2,000-to-win race on Friday night, July 1st.
R.J. Conley Dominates Charlie Floyd Memorial Benefit Race at Southern Ohio!
(May 4, 2016 - WHEELERSBURG, OH) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, scored his first victory of the young 2016 racing season on Friday evening, April 29 in the 'Charlie Floyd Memorial Benefit' race at the nearby Southern Ohio Speedway! R.J. earned Fast Time honors in qualifying for the AMRA/STARS Late Model Alliance show and later took the win in heat race action. After starting the 25-lapper from the pole position, R.J. led each and every circuit en route to the emotional $2,000 triumph over Stephen Breeding, Kevin Wagner, Mark Frazier, and Robbie Lewis! Complete results from Southern Ohio Speedway can be obtained by clicking on www.southernohiospeedway.com.
"Last Friday was a special win for us because of how close we are with the Floyd family," quoted R.J. this week. "Charlie was a great kid and I was fortunate enough to know him for virtually his entire life. It was a terrible tragedy what happened to him, but the dirt racing community has really rallied around his family and I would like to thank everyone for that support!"
Tyler Clem Takes Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Car Win at BRP
(St. Petersburg, FL - 05/04/16) – 13-year-old, Tyler Clem piloted his Bubba Army #14 Vahlco Wheels/ J&J Sprint Car to his first win of the season on Saturday night with an Eagle Jet Top Sprint Series win at Bubba Raceway Park.
Adam Norton Off to Strong Start in Thompson's Sunoco Modified Division
( May 4, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - Sunoco Modified driver Adam Norton saw early season success in Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) top-tier division, after a fourth place finish at the Icebreaker opening weekend in April. A veteran driver from Palmer, MA, Norton has been racing for 24 years, and has multiple championships to his name in dirt bikes, go karts, and Pro Four Modifieds. Although the Sunoco Modified division include big names this season such as Keith Rocco, Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece and Rowan Pennink, Adam Norton will be looking to make his mark in the highly competitive open-wheel division.