Corey Heim takes big steps up the racing ladder in 2020

Every young and aspiring race car driver hopes to have a moment of achievement that will propel him/her forward and open the door for greater opportunities in the future. This past October at Kansas Speedway, 18-year-old Corey Heim experienced one of those moments when he won the ARCA Menards Series race held at that 1.5-mile facility. Suddenly many who may not follow short track racing very closely knew the name of this Marietta, GA native. For those who do follow Late Model short track racing, Heim’s success on the bigger stage did not necessarily come as a major surprise. He…

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Bubba Pollard voices views on the state of short track racing

This is the first of a two-part story from our interview with Bubba Pollard. The second story will be posted prior to the Snowball Derby.  When the topic of short track racing comes up, the name of Senoia, GA driver Bubba Pollard is almost certain to be mentioned early in the conversation. The highly successful driver has piled up scores of victories throughout a career that has spanned more than two decades. Much like top dirt racers such as Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, or Billy Moyer, this star is immediately recognizable among fans and competitors as soon as his car…

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Stephen Nasse captures Pro Late Model victory at the Fairgrounds

Stephen Nasse entered Sunday afternoon at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway hoping to score wins in both the Pro Late Model and the All-American 400 event for Super Late Model cars. In the day’s opener, the Pinellas Park, FL driver accomplished half of that mission by earning a coveted guitar trophy and the $5,000 paycheck for winning the Pro Late Model feature. Dylan Fetcho earned the pole for the Pro Late Model race by touring the .596-mile track in 18.891 seconds. Michael House, Stephen Nasse, Austin Wilson, Hunter Wright, Daniel Bolden, Kyle Ivey, Benny Hamlet, Davey Coble and Cole Williams will…

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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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Fairgrounds Speedway and All-American 400 steeped in racing history

One of America’s most historic races is set to take place this weekend at one of America’s most historic race tracks. The green flag will wave over the All-American 400 on Sunday afternoon(November 1st) not far from the State Capitol of Tennessee at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. It will be the 36th running for one of pavement short track racing’s crown jewel events. Indeed, this is an event and a venue steeped in history. Some of stock car racing’s most recognizable names have competed and won on this .596-mile paved oval. The likes of NASCAR Hall of Fame members Richard…

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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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