Chandler Smith racing his way up the ladder of success

Few race car drivers have been as highly regarded at such a young age as 16-year-old Chandler Smith. The Georgia native pilots a Toyota on the ARCA Menard’s Series for Venturini Motorsports and was recently chosen in a poll of media members conducted by short track racing website Speed51.com as the No. 1 choice in a draft of short track competitors. While his age has limited the number of starts he is allowed on the ARCA tour, the Toyota Racing Development driver has already taken two checkered flags and earned six poles in just 12 starts. His win at Madison…

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Stephen Nasse Choosing His Own Path in the Racing World

Saying the name Stephen Nasse around a paved short-track just about anywhere in America is almost certain to draw a reaction. Not only is the 24-year-old one of the top Late Model drivers in the country but he is also a fiery competitor known for not holding anything back on or off the track. Indeed, the Pinellas Park, Florida native is not shy about voicing his opinions off the track and he is not shy about employing a hard charging style that has resulted in significant accomplishments in the short-track racing world while on the track. The roots of Nasse’s…

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Josh Brock grabs North/South SLM Challenge win at Nashville

The North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 took the green flag a day later than expected at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville on Sunday afternoon to contest an event co-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Southern Super Series, and the CARS SLM Tour. Persistent rains throughout the day on Saturday forced series officials to postpone the event, which ran along with the ARCA Menards Series, from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. At the end of the day it was Josh Brock, representing the ARCA/CRA Super Series, who left the Music City as the winner of the event held on…

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Brian Lofton upsets Bowman Gray Favorites to win Hayes Jewelers 200

There were a number of drivers who would have been considered favorites to win the Hayes Jewelers 200 Modified race at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday night but few would have placed Brian Lofton on that list. As a matter of fact, the driver did not even have a ride for the event contested on the Winston-Salem, NC track until the night before the race when his team’s original driver was unable to make it the event. But in the end, it was Lofton who beat out all contenders including more recognizable names such as nine-time Hayes Jewelers 200 winner…

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Todd Gilliland wins ARCA General Tire 200 at Talladega

Press Release by Charles Krall Todd Gilliland (No. 4 Frontline Enterprises Toyota) earned his second career ARCA Menards Series victory in Friday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway. Gilliland, who is a full-time driver in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports, took the lead after the first caution period of the race on lap 43 and led to the checkered. “It’s been a long time coming,” Gilliland said. “We won in our first start at Toledo in 2015 and it seems like we’ve been so close every time we’ve raced in ARCA since then but something…

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Bubba Pollard Happy With Where He Is But Always Looking For More

Few Late Model racers can match the achievements of Bubba Pollard on the asphalt tracks of the southeast, or all over the country and the continent for that matter. The Senoia, Georgia native has amassed wins in some of the biggest races pavement short-track racing has to offer including the Rattler 250, the All-American 400 and the World Crown 300. And just last year, the third generation wheel man added victories in the Oxford 250 and the Canadian Short Track Nationals to his ever growing list of accomplishments. More than that, the past few months have been good for the…

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Relationship with Bill Elliott put Ray Cook in ARCA car at Talladega

Many people know that Ray Cook wears many hats in racing. As a driver he has won major Dirt Late Model events such as the Hillbilly 100 and two Show-me 100s. As a promoter he runs three of dirt racing’s top regional series in the Southern Nationals, the Spring Nationals, and the Fall Nationals. And he serves as a track owner of the Tri-County Race Track near his home in Brasstown, NC. What some folks may not know is that the 47-year-old racer extraordinaire once took his talents off the dirt to compete on the massive Talladega Super Speedway in…

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Photos from the PASS Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

Here are photos from the Pro All Star Series sanctioned Easter Bunny 150 for Super Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 20, 2019. The photos are placed in order of their finish for each driver. Please also read–> Derek Ramstrom captures wild PASS victory at Hickory Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –> @RichardAllenIDR  or on Facebook –> InsideCircleTrack/Facebook

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Derek Ramstrom captures wild PASS victory at Hickory

The Pro All Stars Series for Super Late Model cars invaded the Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday to contest the 14th Annual My Computer Career Easter Bunny 150. The $5,000-to-win event lured in some of pavement short-track racing’s top veteran stars as well as an outstanding list of up-and-coming talent to compete for the top prize on the historic and worn surface of the track located in the hill country of western North Carolina. And for the second time in just over five months it was West Boylston, Mass. driver Derek Ramstrom who came away with the win. The No….

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