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Stories written by Mike Kerchner

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

Donny Schatz won his 153rd World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature Friday night at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota.

It’s All Johnson On Tazewell Dirt

Ronnie Johnson

Ronnie Johnson scored a dominant on Saturday night in the 50-lap Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series event at Tazewell Speedway driving the NeSmith Chevrolet Special

How Sweet It Is At Devil’s Bowl

Nick Sweet celebrates victory Friday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway. (MemorEvents photo)

WEST HAVEN, Vt. — Nick Sweet continued his dominance of Vermont State Late Model Championship Series racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, winning the People’s United Bank 100. The defending Vermont State Champion has now won in his last three visits to the Rutland County track. His victory headlined a list of NASCAR […]

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

The Memorial Day weekend is in the books and the summer grind is ready to begin. Here’s some of what we are thinking about as the calendar gets ready to turn to June.

Bubba Pollard Plays In Pensacola

Bubba Pollard, shown earlier this season, won Friday's Sunoco Super Series race at Five Flags Speedway. (Speed 51 photo)

The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco has been Bubba Pollard’s personal playground this season.

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

It continues to amaze us how little most competitors actually know about the race promotion business. There is more to it than opening the gates, receiving ticket money and paying purse money

WoO Notes: This & That From Jacksonville

Christopher Bell leads the field during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) on May 7. (Mark Funderburk photo)

The inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway was sold out for months before Wednesday’s event, but fans purchasing general admission tickets were in line long before the gates opened at 3 p.m.

Bell Thrills Sold-Out Jacksonville Crowd

Christopher Bell celebrates his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway. (Mark Funderburk photo)

Christopher Bell may have had less experience than the pair of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champions chasing him Wednesday night, but the 20-year-old Oklahoman’s knowledge of Jacksonville Speedway made the difference

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

With the weekend approaching, let’s kick it off with a six-pack of questions we’re pondering after the opening third of the racing season.

Dave Despain Q&A Part Two

“The Dave Despain Show,” debuts on April 25 at 8 p.m. on MAVTV

Dave Despain has spent his entire career interviewing racing folks. Now he is embarking on the latest chapter in his career, a new show on MAVTV.


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