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KERCHNER: The Heat Race


Could there have been more ironic imagery involved in Jeff Gordon’s victory in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway?

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

Though the network — NBC Sports — covering Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway didn’t acknowledge it, unruly race fans unhappy with the controversial finish of the race (though, most would have had no issue had Dale Earnhardt Jr. been declared the winner) littered the track with beer cans.

Jenner Tops Brabham In Australian Trucks

Burt Jenner leads the way during Friday's Stadium Super Trucks race in Australia.

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia — Two of the biggest names racing at this weekend’s Castrol Gold Coast 600 — Burt Jenner and Matt Brabham — occupied the first two places in the opening race of the Stadium Super Trucks Friday. Californian Jenner in the Gladiator Tires truck annexed the win from the back of the pack […]

Kemenah Wins, Blaney Crowned Champ

Dale Blaney celebrates his sixth All Star Circuit of Champions title Saturday at Eldora Speedway. (Bill Weir photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Despite losing the top spot to 2015 UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney just before the halfway mark, Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah persevered and charged back around Blaney for his second UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season Saturday at Eldora Speedway. Kemenah, who swept the UNOH All Star […]

Hafertepe Claims Texas State Title

Sam Hafertepe Jr. in victory lane at Lone Star Speedway. (ASCS/Michael Diers photo)

KILGORE, Texas — Picking up his fourth victory of the season with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Sam Hafertepe Jr. came from sixth to top the Texas State Championship at Lone Star Speedway. A $3,000 score for the driver of the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h, […]

Marks Is The Man In Tuscarora 50

Brent Marks won Sunday night's Tuscarora 50 at Pennsylvania's Port Royal Speedway. (Dan Demarco photo)

PORT ROYAL, Pa. — Despite having to wait an extra day due to Mother Nature, the “Myerstown Missile,” Brent Marks, never lost his touch, ultimately sweeping the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway. Including lap money, Marks earned $12,625 for the 50-lap victory; a third consecutive Port Royal […]

Quebec ACT Battle Goes To Helliwell

Wayne Helliwell Jr.

VALLEE-JUNCTION, Quebec — Wayne Helliwell Jr. took advantage of lapped traffic to slip past Donald Theetge with 11 laps remaining and take his fourth win American-Canadian Tour win of the season at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday. Helliwell stalked Theetge through traffic after the two got around then-leader Jean-François Déry on lap 169 of […]

McDowell & Sheppard Star At Eldora

Dale McDowell won the first of two 25-lap late model features Thursday at Ohio's Eldora Speedway. (Mike Ruefer photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Veteran Dale McDowell and young gun Brandon Sheppard rolled to impressive preliminary feature victories on the opening night of Eldora Speedway’s 45th World 100, splitting Thursday night’s two 25-lap DIRTcar-sanctioned races at the historic half-mile oval. The $5,000-to-win triumphs put McDowell and Sheppard in prime position for Saturday’s $48,000-to-win World 100. Saturday’s […]

Pittman Ends Drought At Edmonton

Daryn Pittman

EDMONTON, Alberta — Daryn Pittman got a nice birthday surprise Saturday night at Castrol Raceway as he drove his No. 9 Great Clips car to victory lane in the finale of the Oil City Cup. The victory was not an easy one as he battled past a hungry Logan Schuchart and held off Donny Schatz […]

Smith Stars In Don Tilley Memorial

Bryan Smith (42) leads Jared Mees late in Saturday's AMA Pro Flat Track Don Tilley Memorial at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

Bryan Smith knew every lane around The Dirt Track at Charlotte Saturday night as he posted a dominant victory in the inaugural Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile AMA Pro Flat Track race at the four-tenths-mile dirt track


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