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"We are excited to enhance our major event weekends by adding more racing for our fans," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "Last year's events at The Flat Track were a lot of fun, and we're looking forward to even more fun in the dirt this summer."

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Sprint Cars of New England will debut a pair of 30-lap races on the 0.25-mile Flat Track at Full Throttle Dirt on Friday, September 11 and wrapping up Motorcycle Week at NHMS on Saturday, June 20. The competitive racing club was founded in 2002 and features 600-horsepower alcohol-injected winged sprint cars that race in New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Granite State Mini-Sprint Racing Club will take to the track for 20-lap races on Saturday, June 20 during Motorcycle Week and return on Friday, July 17 for Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel to kick off the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend. This family-oriented racing club was formed in 1984 and uses motorcycle engines and drive components.

The Flat Track is the first track to be built in New England in the last 25 years. Crews turned roughly 186,095 square feet of ground and 3,000 tons of clay to build the 0.25-mile track which first opened in June 2019. The Flat Track, located directly behind the North East Motor Sports Museum, is the fourth racing surface on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 1,200-acre property, which already includes the famed 1.058-mile NASCAR oval, 1.6-mile road course and 0.25-mile mini-oval.

Big crash on the restart. While racing for position with Cole Macedo, Macri went sliding up the track and into the wall. His car was then struck by other machines with Williamson, Thomas and Wise sustaining damage. All drivers, including Macri, reported to be okay.

Delta Speedway is a 1/7 mile dirt oval race track at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. We race micro sprints in the Junior Sprint, Restricted, Non-Wing and Super 600 classes.

The Junior Sprints are the entry level class to micro sprint racing. Drivers in this class range from 5 to 12 years of age. The cars weigh 400 lbs including the driver and use a Briggs and Stratton World Formula engine. Junior Sprints are a great way to start a career in dirt track racing.

The Restricted class is the first step for a 10 to 16 year old to move into the 600cc micro sprint cars. These cars weigh 740 lbs including the driver, and are virtually the same as their Super 600 counterparts, except for the restricted intake system.

The Super 600 class is the elite of the micro sprint sport nationwide. These cars use the same 600cc engine as all micro sprints, and weigh 780 lbs, with the driver. Many successful sprint car and midget drivers have come through the Super 600 ranks in their careers.

The Non Wing class is a Super 600 without wings. Many drivers choose to run both classes because of the challenges the non wing car poses on the race track. These cars weigh 750 lbs with the driver and many times have some of the best racing at Delta Speedway.

The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA), organized in 1915, is the oldest active automobile racing sanctioning body in the United States. J. Alex Sloan, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., was instrumental in establishing IMCA and ran more races than all other promoters in the United States combined, all under IMCA sanction. After Sloan's death in 1937, his son John continued the IMCA tradition. Under his leadership, IMCA continued to grow and held its first Late Model race on November 9, 1947 in Lubbock, TX. In the late 1970?s Keith Knaack introduced the IMCA Modified division. Few knew then that Keith's vision and innovation would result in the largest class of race cars in the country.

Modified cars are a hybrid of open wheel cars and stock cars - this class of car has the racing characteristics of a stock with the rear wheels covered by fenders and the front wheels open. There are sanctioning bodies that control the rules for this class at most tracks. Each Sanctioning body has their own set of guidelines provided in an annual rule book and their own registration fees.

The most popular type of dirt stock cars are late models. They are categorized depending on what track and series that is running. The racetrack dictates what type of late model is raced, but most fall in to one of three categories:

The World of Outlaws are the premier sanctioning body for winged sprint car racing in the world, and are comprised of sprint car drivers from across the country and the world. The series was founded by the late Ted Johnson in 1978, giving winged sprint car racer's somewhere to compete with uniform rules and guaranteed purse money.

Sprint cars are high-powered winged open-wheel race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks. They must weigh at least 1,375 pounds with the driver in the car. They have a high power-to-weight ratio, making speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour (230 km/h) possible on some tracks. 630 horsepower (470 kW) is commonplace for these machines and are fueled by methanol. The safety record of sprint car racing in recent years has been greatly improved by the use of roll cages to protect the drivers.

A large wing on top of the car with sideboards that face opposite directions help to produce a great amount of downforce to help keep the car planted on the track and turn in the corners. The wings also help to absorb energy in the case of the car getting airborne in an accident. Top wings became prominent in the early 1970's. Sprint cars also are equipped with nose wings.

Dirt racing's top three series -- World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series -- will qualify on Wednesday and run full race programs Thursday through Saturday when World Finals returns, Nov. 1-4

To celebrate one of the most successful sprint car owners of California, the first ever Dennis Roth Classic will take place at the Thunderbowl Raceway on October 15th. Fittingly, the feature will pay $8,300 to win and $830 to start to commemorate his famous number 83 race cars.

Racing returned to Bloomsburg last year after a 34 year hiatus but on a newly designed 3/8-mile banked dirt oval. Previously all races were held on a -mile cinder track from 1922 through 1987 and primarily during the annual Bloomsburg Fair.

(November 1, 2022) Smoky Mountain Speedway will start a new chapter for its 59th season of racing in 2023. The track will be converted to a 3/8-mile speedway when the season tips off in March. Smoky Mountain Speedway owner Roger Sellers decided to shorten the track, in an effort to provide better racing and bring in more divisions for the upcoming seasons. The current configuration of just over 4/10-mile will be changed to a 3/8-mile configuration with progressive banking. Aside from the progressive banking, the size and layout will be similar to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Mississippi.

(October 8, 2022) Smoky Mountain Speedway capped off the 2022 season with the Brick Mill Bash featuring the American Pro Late Models, Red Clay 602 Series, and the Enduro cars. The night produced three first time winners. (MRM Racing Photo) Michael Brown took home the $10,000 prize by winning the American Pro Late Models feature. Sixty cars signed in for the race. Jeremy Steele and Brown started the race from the front row. Steele grabbed the early lead over Brown. Once the two leaders caught the back of the field, Brown seized the opportunity to take the lead from Steele. Both drivers swapped the lead several times before Brown retook the lead with a few laps to go. Ricky Weiss had ran down the lead duo and got by Steele for second. Weiss pulled alongside Brown on the final lap, but could not pull off the pass as Brown held on for the win. Mack McCarter took home fourth and new series champion Hayden Cardwell came from last to finish in 5th. The Red Clay 602 Series saw 30 cars sign in for the $5,000 to win race. Booger Brooks not only clinched the championship, but also lead all 30 laps to get the win. While Brooks was unchallenged for most of the race, the action was fierce from second through fifth. Jake Geene, Brad Seagle, David Smith, and Blake Craft spent most of the 30 laps trading those positions. Craft got by Green and Seagle in the closing laps to finish second. Green, Seagle, and Smith rounded out the top 5. full story

In its inaugural season, the IMCA sprint cars may be light on cars, but not on parity. Marcus Rothenbacher of Ulen, Minn. became the third different driver to win in the class in the first three weeks of the season.

2020 was the 50th season of racing at the speedway and fifth-year track promoters Nick Skalicky and Jake and Sharnel Bitker kept the track in the national spotlight all year long. The speedway hosted four national touring events throughout the abbreviated season, including the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, the return of the IMCA Dakota Classic Modified Tour for the first time since 1991, and the IMCA Red River Modified Tour.

RANSOMVILLE, NY (February 5, 2023) Ransomville Speedway hosted a drivers registration meeting at the Ransomville Fire Company Sunday afternoon. Drivers had the opportunity to reserve pit pads, register their cars, purchase track memberships and DIRTcar licenses. Ransomville...

By Mike Leone January 29, 2023(Delevan, NY)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is excited to announce that Freedom Motorsports Park has signed on as a weekly-sanctioned track for 2023. The 1/3-mile western New York dirt track operated by Bob Reis will have both its Late Model and Pro Mod divisions sanctioned for Friday night competition. ...CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

By Mike Leone September 30, 2022(Imperial, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants competed in the annual "Bill Hendren Memorial" on Friday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. In what was supposed to be night one of the two-night affair for the 34th annual "Pittsburgher" turned into one night due to the early cancellation of Saturday night's event with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from the remnants of Hurricane Ian. Flynn's Tire Touring Series race #18 of the season attracted 41 cars from seven states plus Ontario, Canada in the third and final appearance of 2022 to "Dirt's Monster Half-Mile".Thanks to the gracious support from FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, City Chevrolet, Hendren Racing Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Precise Racing Products, 955 Automotive,, Daytona 1 Performance Lubricants, West Mifflin Collision, Stan's Transmission, and Branden Lockwich, approximately $22,500 was added into the standard Touring Series purse, which allowed Saturday's show to be held on Friday night with the blessing of Miley Motor Sports and the Bill Hendren Family! It marked the seventh straight year the "Bill Hendren Memorial" has been held at Pittsburgh with an increased purse each year.On July 3, 2021, three-time Flynn's Tire Touring Series Champion Jeremy Wonderling finally slayed the 'Monster' winning his first at Pittsburgh. Little did Wonderling know that would be his last Series victory for 14 months and 20 days. Wonderling finally returned to victory lane sweeping the two-night "Topless Nationals" at his Saturday night home track Genesee Speedway for $6,000 last Friday and Saturday night with a new Longhorn Chassis. Then on Thursday night in his first ever start at Tyler County, beat out home track favorite Kyle Thomas for $4,000. And on Friday night, Wonderling passed 43-time Pittsburgh winner, Kyle Lukon, with five laps to go to steal the $10,000 payday in the "Bill Hendren Memorial"! Wonderling's four straight Tour wins in eight days have been worth more than $20,000, and tied Max Blair's run of four straight wins in 2015 for the record long win streak in Series history. ...CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY 350c69d7ab


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