Christopher Bell earns WoO Sprint Car victory at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – October 14, 2018 – Christopher Bell pounded the cushion to perfection up against the Eldora Speedway wall to win his fourth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature, but first of 2018, Sunday evening at the Ohio half-mile. Bell fell as far back as eighth but took the lead on Lap 14 and never looked back. Donny Schatz extended his Series points lead finishing second for a Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing one-two punch. Parker Price-Miller, who led the first 13 laps, completed the podium. Tim Shaffer won the Sears Craftsman Dash and led the field…

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Can A Racer Have A Great Career Without Success in NASCAR?

There is a prevailing attitude, among some fans and media at least, that a race car driver’s career will go down as incomplete or even unsuccessful if he/she has not made it to and succeeded at the “big time” levels of the sport. If said driver has not won races in NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1, or the NHRA they have failed in some way and will thus be living with some degree of regret at having not made it to the top. And while such a statement may at least be somewhat true of a baseball player who makes it…

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Kres VanDyke focused on Martinsville’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300

Kres VanDyke has had what many Late Model Stock Car racers would consider to be an excellent season at Kingsport Speedway in 2018. The Abingdon, Virginia driver took four checkered flags and ultimately earned a second place finish in the east Tennessee track’s final standings. But that’s by the standards of other racers. Based on VanDyke’s past record of success the 37-year-old was hoping for a just a little bit more. “The season hasn’t been as good as it has been in the past couple of years, but it’s been pretty good,” VanDyke stated in an interview with InsideCircleTrack.com. “We’ve…

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Nik Williams closes out 2018 at Kingsport Speedway in strong fashion

Nik Williams finished the season at Kingsport Speedway about as hot as a driver possibly could. The Greeneville, Tenn. racer won six of the final eight Late Model Stock Car races held on the upper east Tennessee track known as ‘The Concrete Jungle’ to close out the 2018 campaign. The driver points out that his strong late season charge was aided by the preparation leading into each race night. “We work on it all week” Williams explained in an interview with InsideCircleTrack.com. “It’s like having another job. When you get home you get in the shop and get after it….

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Logan Seavey takes ARCA checkered flag on the dirt at DuQuoin

For the second time in the 2018 season the ARCA Racing Series took to the dirt to stage a race. this time it would be at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the Menards General Tire Grabber 100. At the end of the afternoon it was Logan Seavey driving a Venturini Motorsports Toyota who came away from the Illinois track with the win at the end of the Labor Day classic ARCA Racing Series points leader Sheldon Creed led the way in qualifying with a lap of 31.805 seconds around the one-mile clay oval. That lap bettered the former track previous…

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Trey Bayne looking to forge his own path in racing

Trey Bayne has been racing for only a short period of time but he is already turning heads with the things he can do inside a Late Model Stock Car. The 14-year-old driver from Knoxville has shown a steady but quick progression during this season while racing primarily close to home at the Kingsport(TN) Speedway. And people who know the sport have noticed. Wade Day has served as a crew chief, mentor, and coach to numerous rising stars in the Asphalt Late Model racing ranks and is currently doing the same for Bayne. “It’s amazing how far along he has come…

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Zeke Shell, Nik Williams score Late Model wins at Kingsport

Kingsport Speedway hosted a pair of Late Model Stock Car feature races on Friday night as part of its ‘Back to School’ special event filled with giveaways and activities for kids. Zeke Shell and Nik Williams took the checkered flags in a pair of thrilling twin main events at the place known as “The Concrete Jungle”. Shell came into the night as the leader of the track’s LMSC standings and he proved to be the fastest in qualifying for that division as he turned a lap of 14.490 seconds around the concrete oval to beat out Hayden Woods, Nik Williams,…

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Christian Eckes scores ARCA dirt victory in Springfield

The ARCA Racing Series took to the track on Sunday afternoon to contest one of its two annual events held on dirt ovals with the running of the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. At the end of the day when the competitors packed up to leave the ‘Land of Lincoln’ it was 17-year-old rising star and dirt racing novice Christian Eckes who, along with his Venturini Motorsports team, came away with the checkered flag and the winner’s trophy. Gus Dean started the race from the pole position after turning the fastest lap in qualifying…

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Kasey Kahne plans to race more on dirt following NASCAR retirement

Kasey Kahne announced earlier this week that the 2018 campaign would be his final season as a full-time driver on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Enumclaw, Washington native who has taken 18 checkered flags at NASCAR’s highest level cited a desire to spend more time with his family and to seek other business opportunities as reasons for his departure. After leaving industry powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the 2017 season, Kahne has spent this year piloting Leavine Family Racing Chevrolets with limited success. One top-5 finish in the July event at Daytona International Speedway along with…

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The Bowman-Gray provides a truly unique racing experience

For fans of short track racing there can be little doubt that Bowman-Gray Stadium offers up one of the most unique experiences and entertaining programs in the sport. The tight quarter-mile track that was once featured in a series called “Madhouse” on The History Channel provides fast paced action, intense rivalries, varying formats, and old style, hard-nosed racing. Bowman-Gray Stadium is truly a must see venue for any fan of short-track racing, or any form of racing for that matter. Recently, I took a break from my usual Saturday night dirt track routine so that my two sons(ages 15 and…

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