Mike Skinner enjoys his continued involvement in racing … and winning

Veteran racer Mike Skinner has seen a great deal of success during his extended racing career. And at the same time the 61-year-old has also experienced his share of disappointment. Over the past 12 months the Bristol Motor Speedway has provided both good and bad for the native of Susanville, California. In the 2018 version of the Short Track U.S. Nationals Skinner had a very fast Pro Late Model but a tangle with a slower car ruined his chance at victory. This past Saturday night on the high-banked half-mile a similar scenario looked like it might play out once again…

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Stephen Nasse Puts on Show to Win Short Track Nats SLM feature at Bristol

The featured division in Saturday’s Short Track Nationals at the Bristol Motor Speedway was the Super Late Model class. The race was co-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the CARS Super Late Model Tour, and the Southern Super Series. Ultimately, Stephen Nasse crossed the finish line ahead of the pack after an improbable run from front to the back and back to the front again to take the trophy away from the track that hosts two NASCAR weekends each year. Nasse set the fast time and established a new track record for Super Late Models at BMS in qualifying around…

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Mike Skinner Claims Short Track Nationals Pro Late Model Feature

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour for the Pro Late Model division would be among those featured in the 3rd annual U.S. Short Track Nationals at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. At the end of the evening it was 61-year-old former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Mike Skinner who left the famed upper east Tennessee racing facility with the win and the prestige that goes along with winning on the high-banked track noted for intense NASCAR competition. Skinner proved to be the fastest on the concrete surface in qualifying for the Pro Late Models as he turned a lap in…

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Corey Heim ready for Short Track Nationals at Bristol

Though he may only be 16 years old, Corey Heim’s list of accomplishments in racing is already an impressive one. And this weekend the Marietta, Georgia driver will be looking to improve upon his third place finish from a year ago in the Super Late Model portion of the Short Track Nationals at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway. The young driver has spent the early portion of the 2019 season splitting his time between Super Late Models and the ARCA Menards Series. Like so many of today’s developing drivers, Heim’s beginning in the sport came at a very early age….

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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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