60 ARCA Drivers Begin Preparation for 55th Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2018) – After this week’s two-day test session shaking down new sleek composite bodies at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will return for the season-opening 55th annual Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire on Feb. 10.
Friday, approximately 60 drivers, including eight-time Lucas Oil 200 champion Bobby Gerhart and reigning ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year Riley Herbst, were on hand on Day 1 to give the bodies their first laps around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. After being utilized at short and intermediate tracks last season, the new bodies will be used exclusively at both restrictor-plate tracks – DIS and Talladega Superspeedway – for the first time in 2018. (more…)
Winchester Speedpark set to host season opener for ECS Conx2share Series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR
CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Jan. 12, 2018) – After months of preparation and training, snowmobile racers from around the northeast are ready to do battle once again as East Coast Snocross (ECS) hosts its 2018 season opener on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Winchester Speedpark in Winchester, New Hampshire.
Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $12 per day for adults or $20 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes for those wanting an up-close look at the teams and athletes are available for an extra $10.
Call Before You Dig Late Model 50 Boasts $1811 to Win at Stafford
Stafford Speedway and Call Before You Dig, Inc. (CBYD) for the second year in a row will partner to present the Call 811 Before You Dig Late Model 50. The event scheduled for Friday, August 17th will guarantee $1,811 for the winner and $250 to start. The 50-lap special event will carry a race purse exceeding $10,000.
“Call Before You Dig is happy to continue our partnership with Stafford Speedway by the sponsoring the CBYD Late Model 50,” said Derek Brown, Vice President of Damage Prevention and Education at CBYD. “Our partnership with Stafford helps to promote safe digging in Connecticut. Everyone at CBYD loves the Late Model division and we’re proud to be part of the promotion of the Late Model division at Stafford.”
Starrett Tools Joins Stafford’s SK Modified® Contingency Program
(Stafford Springs, CT)—In recent years the racing in Stafford’s SK Modified® division has been second to none, with weekly excitement and jaw dropping finishes. The 2018 season promises to be much of the same with a driver roster full of young talent and crafty veterans. New for the 2018 season, Starrett Tools has signed on as a contingency partner for the entire season, awarding a $150 bonus each week to the winner of each SK Modified® feature.
“All of us here at Starrett are looking forward to supporting the SK Modified® division at Stafford,” explained Jim Taylor, VP, L.S. Starrett Co. “The SK Modified® division has been thrilling fans with excellent racing the last few seasons and we are excited to partner with Stafford to bring a weekly bonus for the winner.”
Which youngster will win first in 2018?
Saunders Twins Make Move to Stafford’s Late Model Division
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Hometown drivers Al & Cliff Saunders have announced that they will move from the Limited Late Model division to the Late Model division for the 2018 season at Stafford Speedway and compete for NAPA Rookie of the Year Honors. Both Saunders twins are former Stafford track champions with Cliff winning the 2012 Street Stock title and Al Saunders taking the 2015 Limited Late Model crown.
“We were going to make the move for the 2017 season, but we both wrecked at the Fall Final in 2016 and with having to fix the cars along with changing divisions was going to be too much,” said Al Saunders. “We ended this past season good so we’re making the move now.”
TQ Midgets – 1/6/2018 – PPL Center
PASS Releases 2018 North Super Late Model Schedule
– Oxford Plains Speedway To Host 6 Events Including The 45th Annual Oxford 250, Paying $25,000 To Win On Sunday, August 26
– PASS 300 At Beech Ridge Joins Icebreaker At Thompson and Oxford Plains Opener Again In April
– PASS Adds Dates At Thunder Road, Petty, And Speedway 51
NAPLES, ME (January 6) – Coinciding with the series banquet tonight, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced the release of the 2018 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models. The Northeast’s top short trackers will once again compete at some of the best speedways in New England and Canada, highlighted by the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway on the final weekend of August. The season will begin for the third straight year at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut as part of the Icebreaker weekend on April 7-8. PASS will return to Canada in 2018 with a first ever trip to New Brunswick’s Petty International Raceway in June. The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on 10 different speedways in 4 states and Canada in 2018. (more…)