Day One Of Motorsports 2017 A Success

Good Friday Crowd; McLaughlin Wins Celeb Indoor Kart Race; More To Come Saturday

Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS
Published: January 21, 2017

OAKS, PA - With a large and enthusiastic crowd in attendance, the 2017 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show opened at 2:00 p.m., for the first day of a three-day run in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

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NASCAR Hall Enshrines Distinguished Class Of 2017

Three Owners, Two Drivers Make It Into Hall Of Fame For This Year

Column By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR
Published: January 21, 2017

CHARLOTTE, NC - The enshrinement of three car owners of paramount importance to stock car racing, a driver who proved a prolific winner in NASCAR’s top-two series and a former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion who would become one of the most beloved storytellers in the history of the sport highlighted Friday night’s induction of the Class of 2017 into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Woodhull To Keep 370-Modifieds In Place For 2017

Track Contemplates Changes For 2018; Opening Night Dates Set For April

Story By: STEVEN OVENS / WOODHULL RACEWAY
Published: January 21, 2017

WOODHULL, NY - Competitors in the 370 Modified division at Woodhull Raceway again discussed the possibility of opening up the engine rules at the annual rules meeting held this past Sunday.

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King Of Dirt Closes Out 2016 With Awards Banquet

Champions & Award Winners Honored In Front Of Crowd

Story By: ROB HAZER / KING OF DIRT
Published: January 21, 2017

FONDA, NY - King Of Dirt Racing closed the history books on the 2016 racing season this past Saturday night at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant in Fonda, New York during the annual Night Of Champions banquet.

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Ryan Smith Set To Take On All Star Sprints In 2017

Driver Will Return To Series This Season With A New Team Concept

Story By: SHAWN MILLER / RYAN SMITH RACING
Published: January 21, 2017

KUNKLETOWN, PA - Ryan Smith will return to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tour in 2017 with a new team concept.

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PASS To Hold Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300

Inaugural 300-Lap Super Late Model Race At Hickory; Race Winner Could Take Home $22,500

Story By: ALAN DIETZ / PRO ALL STAR SERIES
Published: January 21, 2017

CHARLOTTE, NC - Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today a major adjustment to the 2017 racing schedule.  The PASS Super Late Models will stage a 300 green flag lap event on Saturday, November 18th at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway.  The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown will be highlighted by live pit stops and will feature a nearly $70,000 total purse.

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Rick Ware Racing Unveils '17 NASCAR Cup Series Plans

Team Plans To Compete In Series Starting With Daytona 500 In February

Story By: LISA WARE / RICK WARE RACING
Published: January 21, 2017

THOMASVILLE, NC - Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today the team’s intent to compete in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as an “open non-chartered” team beginning with next month’s 59th annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Eastern Ontario Vintage Retools 50's & 60's Class

EOVSCC Makes Changes To Division For 2017 Racing Campaign

Story By: JEFF CIGLICH / EASTERN ONTARIO VINTAGE STOCK CAR CLUB
Published: January 21, 2017

MERRICKVILLE, ONT - The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club’s Executive held a meeting this past Thursday at the request of member Tim Charland. On the agenda was eligibility for the 50’s 60’s division. Although there have always been “original” vintage racers in the Club, the cold hard reality is the majority of the EOVSCC are now the more modern chassis with vintage shells attached.

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Anthony Kumpen Set To Return To Daytona

NWES Champ To Run XFINITY Series At Daytona; Adds Road Course Race

Story By: PRECISION PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS
Published: January 21, 2017

CHINA GROVE, NC - Reigning NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion Anthony Kumpen will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017 thanks to the Nexteer Road to Daytona program. He benefited from the prize awarded by NWES for his 2016 title to help him building this campaign which will include at least two races at the wheel of the #46 LeasePlan Chevrolet Camaro fielded by Precision Performance Motorsports at Daytona and at Mid-Ohio.

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The Way Racing Was, & Is, For 'Canada Joe' Plazek

The Former Driver Talks The Past, & The Present, Of Modified Racing...And So Much More

Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW
Published: January 20, 2017

GRIMSBY, ONT - If you were a fan of Northeast Dirt Modified racing in the 80's and the 90's, you remember his iconic car number.  If you were a someone who went to races at the Moody Mile during that time, you remember Joe Marotta & Jack Burgess calling out his nickname.  But in the early 2000's, he left the sport abruptly.  Why'd he do that?  What does he think of the sport today?  This is a raw and candid interview with "Canada Joe" Plazek.

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