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KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

With the echo of fireworks still ringing in our ears, we move toward the second half of the racing season.

Reutzel Is Emotional ASCS Winner

Aaron Reutzel won Friday's ASCS national tour race at Salina, Kan. (ASCS/Pat Grant photo)

SALINA, Kan. — To say Aaron Reutzel’s victory at the Salina Speedway was an emotional one would be an understatement as the B.C Funds No. 87 grabbed season win No 3 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. Working past Seth Bergman on a lap-23 restart, the Clute, Texas, […]

Port Royal Storm Is All Ballou

Robert Ballou won his sixth USAC sprint car feature of the season Saturday at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

It’s beginning to look like a record-breaking season for Robert Ballou

Kreitz Gets Milestone Williams Grove Win

Don Kreitz Jr. (69k) races around Greg Hodnett Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. (Dan Demarco photo)

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Don Kreitz Jr. scored the 61st sprint car win of his Williams Grove Speedway career on Friday night and the 200th overall of his life by taking an exciting victory over Steve Buckwalter after allowing Buckwalter to take the lead away mid-race. In the companion 25-lap URC Sprint main an amazing battle […]

Last-Lap Move Lifts Sammut At Oswego

Mark Sammut won Saturday's ISMA supermodified race at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway. (Dan Demarco photo)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Mark Sammut led only one lap Saturday night at Oswego Speedway, but it was the one that mattered. Sammut took the lead from Mike Lichty on the 50th and final tour of the five-eighths-mile oval to win the Irish Jack Murphy Memorial ISMA winged supermodified feature at The Steel Palace. Lichty finished […]

Schatz Holds Off Gravel For Win No. 11

Donny Schatz (15) battles Kraig Kinser for the lead Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (Chris Seelman photo)

Despite being bogged down in lapped traffic for the final five laps of Friday night’s NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Donny Schatz drove to his 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

As the Memorial Day racing weekend fastly approaches, we felt it was time to share our thoughts an opinions on some of the recent events in the racing world.

Last-Lap Pass Ends Clanton’s Drought

Shane Clanton

SYLVANIA, Ga. — Shane Clanton doesn’t have to worry about going winless on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this season. The 39-year-old Zebulon, Ga., driver, who last season failed to win a WoO LMS event for the first time since the national tour was restarted in 2004, made his long-awaited return to victory […]

Stewart Ends Sprint Car Battle For Ohio

Tony Stewart has purchased both the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the Renegade Sprints, unifying both sprint car sanctioning bodies into one unified sprint car tour. (Mike Campbell Photo)

The battle for the state of Ohio is over. Eldora Speedway owner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart put an end to the dispute between the All Star Circuit of Champions and the Renegade Sprints, which threatened to fragment winged sprint car racing in the region, by purchasing both organizations.

NCMA Honors NASCAR’s Mike Helton

Mike Helton

More than 400 North Carolina motorsports industry members and enthusiasts gathered Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Resort to honor NASCAR President Mike Helton.


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