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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Michael Self scores rain-shortened ARCA win at Salem Speedway

Press Release by Charles Krall Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) scored his second consecutive ARCA Menards Series victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway. Self started fourth, took the lead at lap 27 and from there he dominated until Mother Nature intervened at lap 98. “I owe all of this to my Venturini Motorsports guys,” Self said in a makeshift victory celebration. “We knew yesterday we were going to have a good racecar. We didn’t have a lot of qualifying speed but we knew once the race started, especially if it was cool and…

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Harold Holly Enjoying the Challenge of Transition from NASCAR to Dirt

Harold Holly has a track record of great success behind him as a crew chief in NASCAR. Now the veteran team leader is working hard to bring that same level of success to Dirt Late Model racing. The native of Pell City, Alabama currently prepares cars driven by Brandon Overton for the Rum Runner Racing team owned by former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Joey Coulter. And in fact, the No. 2 team has already scored a significant win 2019 when Overton took the checkered flag in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener at Georgia’s Screven…

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Derek Griffith anxious to make Snowball Derby debut

The Snowball Derby held each year at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. is one of the crown jewel events in the world of Asphalt Late Model racing. Dating back to 1968, some of the most legendary names in American racing have graced victory lane at the conclusion of the main event. Darrell Waltrip, Donnie Allison, Butch Lindley, Jody Ridley, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott are just a few of the recognizable figures to have taken the checkered flag from this historic race. Just making the show is a remarkable accomplishment for many of the entrants. And one driver…

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