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151ST career main event win for Hall of Famer tops busy racing card

Oxford, ME – Mike Rowe of Turner, Maine raced to his 151st Oxford Plains Speedway main event win, earning a trip to victory lane in his maiden voyage aboard Peter Petit’s lucky number 7 in AIM Recycling Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model competition at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday afternoon, while Joey ‘Pole’ Polewarczyk prevailed in the co-headlining ACT Late Model Tour 150-lapper.

Rowe, a 64-year-old veteran, multi-time track champion and all-around legend at the speedway where he was a track titlist a full four decades ago, waged a race-long battle with reigning series champion DJ Shaw of Conway, New Hampshire for supremacy in a thrilling 150-lapper for the ultra-quick AIM Super Late Models. [Read more…]

Kurt Busch Overcomes Multitude of Late-Race Issues To Finish 15th with Fill-In Crew Chief at Bristol

rgbdfgdfA promising start for Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), in the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Sunday ended with a 15th-place finish.

“We had a very eventful day,” Busch said. “I don’t even know how to describe it. This is a good sign. We had good long-run speed, and that is the most positive thing to take from the last couple of weeks where we didn’t have that long-run speed. I think we found some good things in our Haas Automation Chevrolet.”

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Nowhere To Go for Harvick at Bristol

rgbdfgdfKevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 38th in the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Harvick once again looked to be the driver to beat, leading a race-high 184 laps. A midrace accident, however, spoiled his chances for victory and ended his streak of 11 top-10 finishes dating back to last November at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

Harvick started the race in fourth place and wasted no time making his bid for the lead, taking over the top spot on lap six. He led a total of 16 laps before the racing action came to a halt for rain. After a red-flag period that lasted nearly four hours, racing resumed with Harvick picking up right where he left off, surrendering the lead only a couple of times during the next several circuits around the .533-mile oval.

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Back to Where it all Began: Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Claremont Speedway

esdsafsdWalpole, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series returns to the place where it all began; Claremont Speedway, April 24.

The series, now in the fourth year of existence, held the inaugural event at Claremont Speedway (formerly Twin State Speedway) in August of 2011, which saw Chris Wilk of Mendon, VT fend off a late-race charge from Donnie Lashua to pick up the victory.

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Polewarczyk Aces the Field at Oxford Plains

asfsdfsdfsOxford, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. began his title defense in the best way possible at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME on Sunday, April 19. The Hudson, NH driver led every step of the way en route to the victory in the Oxford 150 as part of the first ever ACT/PASS doubleheader.

“Joey Pole” lived up to his nickname by earning the pole after winning his qualifying heat and scoring a +3 in ACT’s plus/minus system. Pole led an early three-car breakaway with Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet and Auburn, ME’s Travis Stearns before stretching out his margin on the long green-flag runs.

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Opening day at Wiscasset Speedway. The reverberation of engines in the air, the scent of exhaust. The palpable excitement of both fans and drivers alike, as an end is finally put to winter and the cars hit the track once again.

Starting the racing action was a fifty lap Prostock feature. The #05 of James Osmond dominated the heat and started the feature at the pole. Osmond powered to the lead, and for over thirty laps led the pack. It looked like it was Osmond’s race to win. Behind him were the #01 of Andy Saunders and the #15 of Nick Hinkley.
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eerefvvcBRISTOL, Tenn. – (April 17, 2015) – Kevin Harvick led the way for Team Chevy in his No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) during qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. His lap of 14.966 seconds (128.211 mph) was fast enough to earn him the fourth starting spot for the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, Round 8 on the 2015 circuit. This is Harvick’s fifth top-five start of the season.

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Stafford Speedway Drivers to Race for Xtra Dollars In 2015 Thanks To Xtra Mart Xtra D Program

ertdgdf(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the fourth consecutive season, Stafford Motor Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers will be racing for Xtra bonus money thanks to Xtra Mart Convenience Stores. Stafford’s Xtra Mart Xtra D program gives drivers from each of the five NASCAR weekly divisions the opportunity to race in an Xtra Mart extra distance feature with the top-5 finishers receiving a cash bonus. For the 2015 season, Xtra Mart Convenience Stores will contribute a total bonus of $3,750 which will be split up among and allocated among the five races that will make up the Xtra Mart Xtra D Series.

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Timmy Solomito Excited For NAPA Spring Sizzler With New Team

ertdgdf(Stafford Springs, CT)—After qualifying 15th and finishing 8th in his very first NAPA Spring Sizzler start last season, Islip, NY native Timmy Solomito is looking forward to returning to Stafford with a new team. Solomito takes over the driving duties of the #16 Diversified Metals / R.B. Enterprises car that Ryan Preece drove to two Stafford wins as well as the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour Championship.
“This is huge for me,” said Solomito, “The guys working on the car are great and everything else is the same with the exception of me as the driver. So far the team has been great, the guys are helping me through things that are new to me and we’re taking things one step at a time. I come from the quarter mile at Riverhead so I’m still new to the bigger tracks. That makes things a little tougher for us with my learning curve, but they have great setups for the car and great advice for me, that’s all helping to speed up the learning curve. We had a strong finish at the Icebreaker and hopefully we can carry that over to the Sizzler.”

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