Casey Roderick vindicated with All-American 400 triumph

There were some who criticized Casey Roderick following last year’s All-American 400. The Lawrenceville, GA driver had raced the leaders hard all the way to the finish despite having been lapped earlier in the day. He contended after that race that he believed he had been wrongfully scored as a lap down and wanted to gain positions in hopes that a scoring might be found after the race. That never happened and the driver was ultimately credited with a seventh place finish in that race with scoring showing him two laps in arrears. On Sunday evening, the 28-year-old driver found…

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Kodie Conner claims All-American 400 pole

  The field is now set for one of pavement short track racing’s crown jewel events. The All-American 400 will take the green flag on Sunday afternoon at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and it will be Kannapolis, NC driver Kodie Conner who will lead the charge to the starting line to get the 300-lap main event underway. The All-American 400 is an event that combines Super late Models with Pro Late Models into a one-day double-header. The Pro Late Model feature, which will be the first to run on Sunday, will go to a length of 100 laps. Conner set…

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Travis Braden looking forward to upcoming big events

Whenever a major short-track pavement race is about to take place, Travis Braden has to be considered among the favorites to visit victory lane at the end of the evening. The Wheeling, WV native has in fact proven that he can win crown jewel events. He took the checkered flag from the Winchester 400 at Indiana’s Winchester Speedway back in 2016. And just last year the No. 26 Super Late Model scored the victory in this form of racing’s premier show when he won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Florida. The Winchester 400 will run this weekend(Oct….

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Matt Craig, Nolan Pope earn CARS Tours wins at Florence

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 3, 2020) – The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour’s inaugural trip to Florence Motor Speedway for the Aaron’s 250 saw Nolan Pope claim his first win in a thrilling last-lap battle with Timothy Peters, while Super Late Model points leader Matt Craig earned his third victory of the 2020 season. Craig knew that Trevor Noles, who started on pole after winning the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway the week before, would pose an immense challenge, but he felt confident in his chances to win as soon as he arrived at Florence on Friday. “We…

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Trevor Noles charges to Super Late Model victory at Bristol

Drivers and teams poured into the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday for the 4th annual Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals event co-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the CARS Tour, and the Southern Super Series. Trevor Noles earned the win in the Super Late Model division by making a late-race charge to the lead then driving away from his challengers. The Donnie Wilson Racing driver earned a unique Gladiator sword-shaped trophy for his efforts at the historic venue. Trevor Noles led the way in qualifying with a new track record time lap of 14.508 seconds around the high-banked concrete oval…

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Josh Brock wins rough and tumble Pro Late Model feature at Bristol

The 4th annual Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals held on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway offered up racing in the Pro Late Model division as part of the action packed program. At the end of a full day of racing on the high-banked facility it was Josh Brock of Corbin, KY who took home the Gladiator sword-shaped trophy symbolic of a victory at ‘The Last Great Colosseum’. Stephen Nasse was fastest in qualifying when he turned a lap in 14.900 seconds around the half-mile concrete oval. That time bettered the efforts of Cayden Lapcevich, Cody Coughlin, Cole Williams, Mason Keller,…

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Kyle Larson tests Dirt Late Model

Without question, one of the hottest racing drivers in all of America, if not the world, is Kyle Larson. Since being expelled from his NASCAR Cup Series ride with Chip Ganassi Racing during the coronavirus-related shutdown, the Elk Grove, California native has gone on a tear across the Sprint Car racing world scoring dozens of feature wins on both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions. And now it looks as if the driver nicknamed “Yung Money” might be looking to take his talents to the Dirt Late…

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Trevor Bayne looking to get back into racing

Trevor Bayne’s rise through the ranks of racing was a meteoric one that took the Knoxville, Tenn. native all the way to the pinnacle of the sport as he became the youngest driver to ever win the biggest event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The then 20-year-old driver scored a popular although improbable victory in the 2011 Daytona 500 in the famed Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford. However, no more victories came at the top level of stock car racing for the personable driver. As a result, Bayne found himself out of a ride when he parted ways…

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Matthew Craig Now Among the Top Stars in Short Track Racing

Matthew Craig is quickly establishing himself as one of the top Late Model stars in all of short track pavement racing. The Kannapolis, NC driver currently sits atop the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Super Late Model standings as he looks to defend the championship he won in that series last season. Aside from that title, the 21-year-old was the champion of the now eliminated PASS South Tour for three consecutive seasons between 2016 and 2018. Craig most recently notched another victory in the CARS Tour-sanctioned Cloer Construction 250 at the historic Hickory(NC) Motor Speedway to go along with his…

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Sammy Smith developing talent with Kyle Busch Motorsports guidance

Sammy Smith is in one of the most coveted rides in all of short track racing as the driver of the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota. And the 16-year-old racer has wasted little time in taking advantage of the opportunity before him. Already in this coronavirus-interrupted season the Iowa native has won on the opening night of Super Late Model competition in the World Series of Asphalt at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on his way to a fourth place finish in the overall standings of that eight-race extravaganza that runs in the days leading up to NASCAR’s Daytona 500….

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