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Clanton Set To Be Crowned A Champion

Shane Clanton locked up his first World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

When the ninth annual Bad Boy Buggies World Finals concludes this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Shane Clanton will be crowned champion of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

McLaughlin Is World Finals Rookie

Max McLaughlin, shown in victory lane at Millbridge Speedway, will make his big-block modified debut this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (Jacob Seelman photo)

The biggest dirt track race weekend of the season might not be the place one would expect a rookie racer to make his debut.

Track Prep Will Be Key For World Finals

An overhead view of the 2014 running of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (CMS photo)

The ninth annual Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte will conclude with three (Donny Schatz, Shane Clanton and whomever emerges from the three-way fight for the Super DIRTcar Series title) drivers being crowned champions of their respective classes.

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 […]


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