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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

Bloomquist Drinks Lawrenceburg Whiskey

Scott Bloomquist enjoys victory lane at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. (Scott Alcorn photo)

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Scott Bloomquist scored his first victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night with his victory in the Whiskey City 50. Bloomquist took the lead from Steve Francis on lap 17 and led the rest of the way for the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. LOLMDS point leader […]

Dominant Schatz Wins 9th Knoxville Nationals

Donny Schatz celebrates his ninth Knoxville Nationals victory. (Ken Simon photo)

Donny Schatz started on the pole and led all 50 laps en route to his ninth victory in the last 10 runnings of sprint car racing’s most important race

Can Anyone Stop Schatz At Knoxville?

Donny Schatz

The 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals is only hours away from a green flag and there’s little confusion over the odds-on favorite to win.

Lynton Jeffrey Is Up To The Challenge

Lynton Jeffrey in victory lane after winning the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. (Frank Smith photo)

A pair of Australians faced off in a battle for the 25th starting spot for Saturday night’s FVP Knoxville Nationals feature and a blown engine with a lap and a half remaining in the 22nd annual SPEED SPORT World Challenge at Knoxville Raceway made the difference

It’s All Clauson At Knoxville Raceway

Bryan Clauson battles Davey Heskin Friday night at Knoxville Raceway. (Ken Simon photo)

Bryan Clauson blew away the field to win Friday night’s non-qualifiers feature during the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE NOTES: Canales Subs For Abreu

Knoxville Raceway's surface was quiet on Friday afternoon. (Mike Kerchner photo)

Rico Abreu earned the 16th and final guaranteed starting spot in Saturday night’s Knoxville Nationals feature following the first two nights of qualifying, but will be unable to return to Knoxville Raceway because of a commitment to race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Pennsylvania’s Motordrome Speedway.

‘Long Road Ahead’ For Kevin Swindell

Kevin Swindell was injured during a crash at Knoxville Raceway last August and insurance coverage was a big issue. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

Kevin Swindell, who crashed violently Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway, underwent surgery Friday morning to repair injuries he suffered when his No. 71 flipped into the turn four catchfence.


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