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Sun 31 Jul 2011
Fri 07 Sep 2001
Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway, Winchester 400 Both Go Back to the Ages Oldest Half-Mile Oval in Country Started Hosting ASA in 1970 PENDLETON, Ind. (August 30, 2001) -- It has a legendary feel, and rightfully so. It was the world's first half-mile oval...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Manzanita memories, a fond farewellHeadline

Manzanita memories, a fond farewell

According to Allan Brown's "History of America's Speedways," there have been a total of 5953 oval speedways in the United States, with 1040 of them still active. After this weekend, that total will be 1039. Or maybe 1038, depending on how you ...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Johnny Sauter Released By LaFavre Racing Teams

Johnny Sauter Released By LaFavre Racing Teams

PENDLETON, Ind. (June 12, 2000) - LaFavre Racing Teams announced on Monday that rookie Johnny Sauter has been released as driver of the ...

Sat 10 Aug 2013
Wed 10 Apr 2002
Jimmy Johnston dies from crash at Eldora Speedway

Jimmy Johnston dies from crash at Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, Ohio (April 6) - Jimmy Johnston, long time Sprint car driver, had a fatal crash on the first lap of the UMP Modifieds feature race at Eldora Speedway. Johnston, 48, from Lima, Ohio was clipped on the opening lap, hit the wall heavily...

Mon 03 May 2004
ISMA car owner Paul Dunigan passes away

ISMA car owner Paul Dunigan passes away

ISMA Supermodified Car Owner Paul Dunigan Passes Away April 20, 2004 - After a long struggle with an undefeatable foe, Lowell, Mass. supermodified car owner Paul Dunigan passed away in the Lowell Hospital on Monday evening, April 19. Calling...

Thu 08 May 1997
Knoxville Atomic Speedway results

Knoxville Atomic Speedway results

SERIES:DIRT, ATOMIC SPEEDWAY KNOXVILLE, TN - RIS - Patrick Duggan of Lenoir City, TN sent a message to his fellow Late Model competitors at Atomic Speedway Friday night that he is ready to defend his championship of last season, by posting a...

Fri 06 Apr 2001
Al Papini III, in memory of the weekend warrior

Al Papini III, in memory of the weekend warrior

On April 1, 2001, racer Al Papini III, died from a heart attack during the feature race for the NASCAR Late Model class at Rockford Speedway in Rockford, Illinois. Papini, veteran racer; Papini, age 41; Papini, a family man; Papini, a weekend ...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Cajon Speedway legend Ed Hale has passed away

Cajon Speedway legend Ed Hale has passed away

Ed Hale was truly a legend around Cajon Speedway. He passed away suddenly earlier today on September 27, 2005 in his El Cajon home. He was 67 years young. If you had to pick one driver whose name became synonymous with Cajon Speedway over the...

Mon 31 May 1999
Clearfield Mountain Speedway (Revised)

Clearfield Mountain Speedway (Revised)

ICE CHIPS, by Debi Domby The AC Delco/Murray's Iceman Series officials, drivers and crews traveled over 300 miles to reach race ...

Wed 18 Jul 2001
Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/16/2001 - This Saturday night, July 21st, Lincoln Speedway will once again honor two men who were a big part of the history of the Pigeon Hills oval - with the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr. Memorial. Gohn Sr. was a...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Lanier National Speedway under new ownership

Lanier National Speedway under new ownership

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 12, 2003) - Though one of the nation's top weekly short tracks recently experienced a change in ownership, the management, premier facilities, and outstanding racing which fans have come to expect at Lanier National...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
Todd Senneker dies in snowmobile accident

Todd Senneker dies in snowmobile accident

Todd Senneker, the 2001 Berlin Raceway Sportsman Rookie of the Year, died in a snowmobile accident on Friday, February 1. He was killed when his snowmobile ran off a trail and struck a tree at about 8:30 p.m. in Luce County's McMillan Township in...

Mon 24 Mar 2014
Felipe Fraga and Sperafico win the first race of the 2014 StockCar Brazil seasonHeadline

Felipe Fraga and Sperafico win the first race of the 2014 StockCar Brazil season

Five-time Brazilian go-karting champion Felipe Fraga, 18 years old, who doesn’t even have a regular driver’s license yet, was very emotional during the celebrations.

Wed 02 Feb 2000
John Kaishian Injured in Ski Hill Accident

John Kaishian Injured in Ski Hill Accident

Hales Corners (Wisconsin) Speedway owner John Kaishian was critically injured Tuesday in a ski hill accident involving a grooming machine in the maintenance yard of the local ski resort Kaishian operates in the Milwaukee market. The Milwaukee...

Fri 18 Jun 1999
Argo Manufacturing Joins ISPC Family

Argo Manufacturing Joins ISPC Family

ARGO MANUFACTURING JOINS IPSC FAMILY (June 15) - Officials for the International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) are please to announce that Argo Manufacturing has joined the growing list of corporations who see the new racing...

Tue 19 Mar 2002
LaFavre Racing announces reorganization

LaFavre Racing announces reorganization

LAKEVILLE, MN (March 19, 2002) -- Scott LaFavre, owner of the LaFavre Racing Teams, has announced additional changes with the LaFavre Racing Teams organization. In January, veteran driver Mike Garvey left the team and there were other personnel...

Tue 23 Mar 2004
Scott Fraser fatality on snowmobile

Scott Fraser fatality on snowmobile

Death: Scott Fraser Nova Scotia Canada ASA driver (20 March 2004) - Championship race car driver Scott Fraser was the victim of a fatal snowmobile accident on Saturday morning. Considered by many to be one of the best stock car racers in ...

Fri 13 May 2011
Sat 16 Dec 2000
Lou Lazzaro NYSSCA Hall of Fame induction

Lou Lazzaro NYSSCA Hall of Fame induction

By Doug Zupan ALBANY, NY - "The Incomparable" Lou Lazzaro, Utica's pioneer stock car racing legend, will be inducted into the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Hall of Fame at the 32nd Annual NYSSCA Awards Banquet on January 20, 2001...

Sun 25 Jun 2000
Jim Roper, First New Car, Late Model, NASCAR Stock Car Winner

Jim Roper, First New Car, Late Model, NASCAR Stock Car Winner

NASCAR'S FIRST WINNER DIES Jim Roper, winner of NASCAR's first "strictly stock" car race in 1949, died Friday. He was 83. Roper, a native of Halstead, drove his Lincoln off the showroom floor in Great Bend to North Carolina and on to victory in...

Sat 29 Sep 2007
Mike Swims 1964 - 2007

Mike Swims 1964 - 2007

MIKE SWIMS: 1964-2007 WOODSTOCK, GA -- Mike Swims passed away after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer this morning at his home with his family at his bedside. He was 42-years-old. Swims had a long and illustrious career in dirt...

Mon 03 May 2004

"Butch" Renninger passed away

MIFFLINTOWN -- Howard D. "Butch" Renninger Jr., 62, of RR 5 Mifflintown died Saturday, May 1, 2004, of natural causes, after completing the Enduro feature at the Port Royal Speedway. Born May 3, 1941, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was...

Fri 17 Aug 2007
Christian Elder 1968-2007

Christian Elder 1968-2007

Christian Elder, former DASH Touring competitor passes away. "ISCARS DASH is sad to lose this fine competitor. Christian Elder had moved on to other racing opportunities, but his accomplishments in DASH will forever been forged in the record ...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Big Diamond - Coal Cracker 100

Big Diamond - Coal Cracker 100

Coming Dates (Starting Times 8PM for 1st Heat): Fri., Aug. 25: NASCAR WRS Modified Kenworth/Cummins 50, Exide ShorTrack Sportsman, Accel Roadrunners. Simpson Race Products Contingency Night. Final Point Races. Fri., Sept. 1: Rieck's ...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
Supermodified driver Dion Parish dies in testing

Supermodified driver Dion Parish dies in testing

It is with great sadness and deep regret that the 3-D Motorsports Racing Team wishes to pass along the news of the tragic and untimely passing of their driver, and friend, Dion Parish of Kalamazoo, MI. Dion was lost to us on Saturday, September...

Wed 18 Jun 2003
Greenville Pickens Speedway sold

Greenville Pickens Speedway sold

Greenville, SC (June 17, 2003)- After over 47 years of continual private ownership, THE GREENVILLE PICKENS SPEEDWAY, Nascar's second oldest facility, was sold on Monday, June 16, 2003. Greenville automobile dealer Kevin Whitaker purchased the ...

Sun 17 Apr 2005
Joe Petro - ISMA spotlight

Joe Petro - ISMA spotlight

NO MORE EXCUSES FOR ISMA'S JOE PETRO Oswego, NY -- Joe Petro has been an on and off competitor on the tough ISMA Lucas Oil/Helping Hands of America supermodified series circuit, mainly due to his work schedule. In 2005, Joe is ready to meet ...

Sun 27 Mar 2005
USAR: Creech Motorsports announces sponsor

USAR: Creech Motorsports announces sponsor

FCS TO SPONSOR CREECH MOTORSPORTS Providence Forge, VA-Bobby Creech and Richard Hutwohl have announced a sponsorship agreement for the 2005 USAR Hooters Cup season. Creech is president of Creech Motorsports in Ashland, VA and has produced ...

Wed 17 May 2000
Bristol goes dirt!

Bristol goes dirt!

CONVERSION OF BMS FROM CONCRETE TO DIRT COMPLETE BRISTOL, Tenn., Tuesday, May 16, 2000 - No one waved a magic wand over Bristol Motor Speedway but it might appear so as it took just over a week to transform the world's fastest and most famous...

Mon 06 Oct 1997
Southern winners 97-10-06

Southern winners 97-10-06

DirtNews Digest Your Online News Source for Late Model Dirt Track Racing "Get Some Dirt On Your Computer!" Todd Turner, editor Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: ...

Sun 22 Aug 1999
Dean Clattenburg IPSC Special Appearance

Dean Clattenburg IPSC Special Appearance

(Aug. 22) - Dean Clattenburg, a native of Dartmouth, NS, who now resides in Concord, North Carolina, will be at Scotia Speedworld on August 28th for the Atlantic CAT 150 - Round 5 of the six race $560,000 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Marshall Green's Florida Speedweeks preview

Marshall Green's Florida Speedweeks preview

(Woodstock, GA -- January 26, 2004) With racing's off-season drawing closer and closer to the first motorsports events of 2004, former champion dirt late model driver Marshall Green is shifting his racing program into high gear and readying for...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
CRA: Dave Tomczak enters 2006 season

CRA: Dave Tomczak enters 2006 season

VETERAN WISCONSIN RACER DAVE TOMCZAK TO COMPETE WITH THE CRA SUPER SERIES Salem, IN (January 31, 2006) -- Veteran Wisconsin racer Dave Tomczak and his Wisconsin Fire Protection race team, out of Franklin, Wisconsin, are planning on competing...