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RESULTS: Dirt Tracks June 21 & 22

You may note that a lot of tracks are missing from this post.  All of the UNOH All Start Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek results will be combined in one post next week.  Thanks for your patience.

250 Speedway – Friday 6/21/13

  • Modified Feature – 1. Mike Davis / 2. D.J. Cline / 3. Randy Bauchnecht / 4. Jim Smith / 5. Rob Melzer
  • Super Stock Feature – 1. Todd Swim / 2. Dustin Warner / 3. Glenn Richea / 4. Tommy Fantin / 5. Mickey Thorpe
  • Pure Stock Feature – 1. D.J. Hores / 2. Matt Peckins / 3. Tyler Warner / 4. Cliff Staley / 5. Brian Miller
  • Compact Feature – 1. Ray Seifert / 2. Jason Jarrett / 3. John McNutt / 4. Garry Adkins / 5. Robert Frohnapfel
  • Modlite Feature – 1. Jay Dye / 2. Kenny Meadows / 3. Ryan Baker / 4. Ryan Saffell / 5. Joe Burkhead
  • Mini Wedge Feature – 1. Philip Bubeck / 2. Lucas Thomas / 3. Cody Anderson / 4. Daniel Selway / 5. Noah Bubeck
  • For more information, please visit 250 Speedway’s website.

Deerfield Raceway – Saturday 6/22/13

  • Jr. Sprints – 1. Jacob Eakin / 2. Ty Miller / 3. Cody Stillion / 4. Jake Toto / 5. Ryan Boano
  • Jr. Sportsman Feature – 1. Brian Toto / 2. Vivian Jones / 3. Austin Teeters / 4. Carson Miller
  • Micro Sprints Feature – 1. Greg Lazzara / 2. Todd Reusser / 3. Tim Eakin / 4. Ryan Fredericks / 5. D.J. Furney
  • 600 Micro Sprints – 1. Jeff Heafke / 2. Nick Krchelich / 3. Chris Smith / 4. Clayton Mullett / 5. Al Cavoto
  • Mod Lites Feature – 1. Kenny Meadows / 2. Todd Rhoads / 3. Doug Stanley / 4. David Innes / 5. James Gump Jr.
  • Chargers Feature – 1. Jeff Eboch / 2. Tiffany Williams / 3. Art Williams / 4. Justin Van Fossen / 5. Teddy Williams
  • Classics Feature – 1. James Good / 2. Ken Platt / 3. Jason Myers / 4. Bob Boano / 5. Bill Van Fossen
  • E-Mods Feature – 1. Blaine Heater / 2. Roger Hermann / 3. Dennis Dellinger / 4. Tim Schmitt / 5. Mike Wilson
  • Compacts Feature – 1. Jeremy Ross / 2. Patrick Madison / 3. Nick Groves / 4. Timothy Cecil / 5. Don Peebles
  • For more information, please visit Deerfield Raceway’s website.

Hilltop Speedway – Saturday 6/22/13

  • Holmes Tire Late Model Feature – 1. Rick Bond / 2. Charlie Duncan / 3. Brad Malcult / 4. J.R. Gentry / 5. Vic Hottinger
  • Raceday Photos Modified Feature – 1. Norm Aronhalt / 2. Kevin Morehouse / 3. Jimmy Smith / 4. Robin Duston / 5. John Sluka
  • Street Stock Feature – 1. Brandon Gardner / 2. Ryan Wisecarver / 3. Bob Daugherty / 4. Kyle Dickinson / 5. Kyle Moore
  • Thompson’s Garage Mini Stock Feature – 1. Terry Adkins / 2. Gary Hensel Jr. / 3. Brad Hensel / 4. Jordan James / 5. Jason St. John
  • Mini Wedge A Main One – 1. Destinie Bates / 2. Blake Morris / 2. Phil Bubek / 4. Brooke Dawson / 5. Logan Duncan
  • Mini Wedge A Main Two – 1. Taylor Huggins / 2. Tristen Brown / 3. Hannah Rose / 4. Brayden Renfrew / 5. Braxton Wilson
  • Bugs-R-Gone Truck Feature – 1. Rolly Heyder / 2. John Large / 3. David Potts / 4. Kevin Potts / 5. Travis Winterringer
  • Modlite Feature – 1. Tracy Fritter / 2. Tyler Frankenberry / 3. Brian Stuldreher / 4. Chris Logan / 5. Wayne Kintz
  • For full results, please visit Hilltop Speedway’s website.

Sharon Speedway – Saturday 6/22/13

  • Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Feature – 1. Jim Weller Jr. / 2. Rex King Sr. / 3. Jeremiah Shingledecker / 4. Dave Murdick / 5. Rex King
  • Barris Supply RUSH Late Model Feature – 1. Matt Latta / 2. Max Blair / 3. Bobby Whitling / 4. Matt Lux / 5. Will Thomas III
  • Summit Racing Equipment (E) Modifieds Feature – 1. Johnathan Taylor / 2. Dwayne Clay / 3. Joe Gabrielson / 4. Mike Kinney / 5. Scott Stiffler
  • Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Car Feature – 1. Bryan Wagner / 2. Mike Clark / 3. Shaun Hooks / 4. Brian Carothers / 5. Tim Burns
  • HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mod Feature – 1. Jeremy Double / 2. Ryan Fraley / 3. Jace Ferringer / 4. Ty Rhoades / 5. Casey Bowers
  • Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks Feature – 1. Travis Creech / 2. Ray Gregory / 3. Scott Gilliland / 4. Jim Clay Jr. / 5. Steve Walker II
  • For full results, please visit Sharon Speedway’s website.

Racing Around NEO: Late-May Showers Bring June Racing Edition

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Alright, so the rain pretty much knocked the entire region’s racing schedule to the mat…but the good news is that the forecast is looking fantastic for this weekend!  That’s a good thing considering that every track is busy this weekend in some form or fashion.

Toledo Speedway highlights Friday night, as the track offers free admission, food, and drink to all kids under 14.  Saturday, the NYPAMA Midgets head to Lake Erie Speedway, while the MSA Supermodifieds set up camp at Lorain County Speedway.  Sunday at 2 PM, Lake County Speedway makes up its “Shootout by the Shore” invitational with three divisions of racing.

NEO Racing News will be bringing you racing action from Midvale Speedway and Lake County Speedway this weekend!  Follow us on Twitter for all the live updates, with pictures and videos posted to the site throughout the weekend.  To find what racing is happening close to you, keep reading after the break! Continue reading Racing Around NEO: Late-May Showers Bring June Racing Edition

Sharon Beats Rain to the Checkers

Press Release by Mike Leone, Provided by Sharon Speedway

Despite thunderstorms being in the forecast all week for Saturday, sunshine was present for much of the day and the storms held off until well after the completion of the eighth straight racing event at Sharon Speedway. It was a good night to be #27 as the first three feature winners of the night carried the number! And all six winners resides in Trumbull County, Ohio! Continue reading Sharon Beats Rain to the Checkers

Racing Around NEO: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

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Memorial Day Weekend is finally upon us, which means we as a nation should pause to remember those that we have lost as they have defended our freedoms and serve our country.  We should not ignore our retired and active military, who have and continue to be there for us as a country.

While we pause to reflect and honor, the flood gates in the Northeast Ohio region have opened.  Lake Erie Speedway in Erie, PA will open their 2013 season (sans late models) Saturday night, while Attica takes a week off to prep for the World of Outlaws.  Fremont Speedway spends the weekend with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, while Sharon Speedway doubles-up with the RUSH late Model Touring Series.  Modifieds are the main theme at three tracks this weekend, with special races planned at Lorain (Saturday), Sandusky (Sunday), and Lake County (Monday).

NEO Racing News will be at Midvale Speedway for its 60th Anniversary celebration, and Sandusky Speedway for the second leg of the Modified Challenge.

It’s a full weekend of racing…keep reading for the full schedule of events! Continue reading Racing Around NEO: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Young, Old Winners Abound at Sharon Speedway

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

Sharon Speedway was able to complete their fifth straight night of racing and sixth of the season on a beautiful, sunny Saturday evening. Trumbull Business College presented the “Steel Valley Thunder” program on a night that saw six new feature winners, of which three were their first ever wins at the speedway! The age of the winners ranged from 12 to 59!

Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Dave Murdick-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Will Thomas III-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Bob Diver-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Bob Sloss-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Jacob Eucker-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Travis Creech-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Christie Unrue and Alan were the bike giveaway winners courtesy of King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. Continue reading Young, Old Winners Abound at Sharon Speedway

Weller Wins First Sharon Big-Block Mods Race Since 2010

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

For the second straight week, Sharon Speedway was blessed with a beautiful sunny, 70-degree spring day. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Saturday night were Jim Weller, Jr.-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Bryan Wagner-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Jeremy Double-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Ken Koby II-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Sam Kavala of Titusville, Pa. and Paige Skelton of Niles, Ohio were the two winners of the bike giveaways courtesy of King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. Continue reading Weller Wins First Sharon Big-Block Mods Race Since 2010

Racing Around NEO: “May the Fourth Be With You” Edition

May has finally arrived on the racing calendar, which means that nearly every racetrack in the Northeast Ohio area is up and running.  The sole operating track missing is Lake Erie Speedway, which will not be open until Memorial Day weekend.

From dirt to drag, there is something for everybody this weekend.  Highlighting your Friday is Attica, which is hosting a 305/360 Challenge race.  Weekly racing fills out the night at 250 Speedway, Toledo, and Wayne County.  Saturday gets a tad busier.

Eleven racing facilities are running Saturday, with options at drag strips, dirt, and asphalt tracks.  NEO Racing News will be at Sandusky Speedway to cover the pits for their opening night of the 2013 season, while BOSS Non Wing Sprints invade Fremont Speedway.  Columbus Motor Speedway will also feature the FAST Legend Car Series.  Regular weekly racing continues across the rest of the region on Saturday, as well.

Remember to use our Track Map page to find the locations of Northeast Ohio racetracks, and our Calendar page to see when races are happening throughout the year. Continue reading Racing Around NEO: “May the Fourth Be With You” Edition

“Steel Valley Thunder” Continues at Sharon

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

Hartford, OH May 1, 2013 After a miserable start with weather to the 2013 racing season at Sharon Speedway, things finally broke last Saturday with a beautiful sunny 70-degree day. The sunny, warming trend is to continue right into the weekend as another clear, mild day is predicted for this Saturday, May 4. It’ll be another installment of “Steel Valley Thunder” featuring a six-division program of Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Who will be the first to stop the Kings in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds!? Opening night saw Rex, Jr. lead all 20 laps of the Governor Insurance Agency feature and last Saturday it was Rex, Sr. doing the same. In recent years, the Big-Block Modified counts have been low at the beginning of the season and then increased by mid-year, but so far a respectable 18 cars were at each of the first two shows with 23 different drivers competing to date. The elder King currently leads “Cooter” by three markers.

Mike Pegher, Jr. made quick work of the RUSH Late Model competition last Saturday. After getting by Billy Henry, Jr. on lap three for runner-up, Pegher chased race-long leader Bobby Whitling for nearly 10 laps before making a breathtaking move in lapped traffic splitting Whitling and the lapped car for the winning move. It was a busy day for Pegher, who won earlier in the day at Pittsburgh, then beat feet to Sharon just in time for action to accumulate important points toward the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series Championship. Opening night winner, Dennis Lunger, Jr., has an eight-point advantage on “Futures Cup” contender Eric Wilson in the Barris Supply point battle.

The competition in the Modified division is always stout. This year is no different with three winners in as many races. Jeff Johnson got his season off to a fast start winning opening night, while Randy Hall won the UEMS special on week two, then Alan Dellinger came out on top of a wild three-wide battle in the closing laps to win last week’s feature. Dellinger, the division’s all-time winner, currently has a five-point lead on Shingledecker. Already 40 different racers have participated this season in the Summit Racing Equipment-presented class!

While the Stock Cars no longer draw the big car count numbers of years past, the competition level is top notch and generally features the tightest point races. Mike Clark and Paul Davis, who have been adding wins at a much more frequent pace the last couple seasons, have won the first two shows. Defending champion, Tim Burns, has the point lead by one over Clark and Brian Carothers. Just four points separates the top six cars in the battle for the Gibson Insurance Agency title!

After just 13 cars each of the first two weeks, the count rose to 20 last Saturday in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods. That trend is expected to continue as the season progresses. The competition is pretty equal as youngsters Jeremy Double, Ryan Fraley, and Steve Burns, Jr. have picked up victories to date. Twelve-year-old Jacob Eucker has led laps all three features and it won’t be long until he finds victory lane. Burns has a one-point lead on Fraley with Double and Eucker not far behind.

In 2011 it was Bill Fuchs dominating the Mini Stocks for his first career championship. Last year, Jim Haefke, Jr. emerged as the driver to beat to capture his first ever championship. This year, Scott Gilliland has had the upper hand so far winning two features and leads the early Deforest Used Parts championship chase. The Warren, Ohio racer has the biggest point lead of all of the six divisions as he has an 22-point margin over Fuchs.

Once again Saturday night, one lucky boy and girl under the age of 14 will win a bicycle or scooter thanks to King Bros. This promotion will continue throughout the 2013 season.

Pits open at 4 p.m. Saturday with grandstands at 5 and heat races slated for 7. Grandstand admission for those 14 and are over is $13, while children under 14 are always free. Pit passes are $25. Parking and camping is always free.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at @SharonSpdwy.

Season Opens Saturday at Attica

After snow, rain, and cold conditions washed out last week’s action, cars will take to the track today at Attica and Hilltop.

Attica Raceway Park had cancelled their Friday night visit from the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, but their scheduled race tonight will be one of two dirt tracks opening up the 2013 calendar.  The Sprints will be joined by the track’s UMP DIRTcar Late Models and 305 Sprints for a full night of racing.  Main gates at the track open at 4 PM, with racing starting at 7 PM.  Adults are $22 through the door, with discounts for seniors and children.

Hilltop Speedway is the other track opening tonight with their weekly divisions of racing.  The Millersburg, OH track will feature Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Trucks, and Mini Wedges.  Stands open at 4 PM, with hotlaps at 5 PM and racing at 6:30 PM.  General admission costs $10, and kids 12 and under are free.

“Springduro” Cancelled by Weather

Sharon Speedway has cancelled its “Springduro 150” scheduled for March 30th due to weather.

For a second week, the track has had to scrap plans for the event because of Mother Nature intervening with cold temperatures, rain, and snow melt.  Officials were concerned with both the 3/8-mile dirt track surface and surrounding parking areas.

“Nothing has changed since last Wednesday when we had to postpone the event, in fact with the additional rounds of wet snow and cold conditions things are worse,” explained General Manager Dave Willoughby in a statement from the track. Continue reading “Springduro” Cancelled by Weather