Phoenix might be the ‘jewel in the desert’ for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch
For the second consecutive week, Kyle Busch shows up at a NASCAR Cup Series track as the defending race winner, and though the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is till winless this season, he arrives at Phoenix Raceway for Sunday’s FanShield 500 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) looking to continue a positive upswing after a rough couple early season outings.
The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion has finished either first or second in the last four races at the Phoenix one-miler, and this weekend, he is the defending winner of both the weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series races.(more…)
Bell, Thompson sweep top classes at Young Farms for Rock Maple Racing
Point chasers add to win totals in snowy Vermont
WEST GLOVER, Vermont (Mar. 2, 2020) — Veteran cross country racers Heath Bell and Dylan Thompson swept the top classes on Saturday, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 4 on the six-race 2020 schedule at the beautiful Young Farms.
Bell (Bell Racing/Ski-doo), of New Gloucester, Maine, won the Pro Open and Pro Stock finals to bring his win total to five for the 2020 season. Remington Lessard (Grip ‘N Rip Racing/Ski-doo), of Monmouth, Maine, followed Bell across the stripe in both finals to claim second.
Luke Vaadi (Ingles Performance/Polaris), of Mannsville, NY, broke up the Ski-doo party in Pro Open with a solid third-place run, while in Pro Stock it was Portland, Maine’s TJ Leach (Crossfit Beacon/Arctic Cat) who filled out the podium with a strong effort.(more…)
Visit to Bangor’s historic Bass Park next stop for Eastern Snocross Tour
Maine’s Queen City set to host points races, Vintage classes
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (Feb. 28, 2020) — Of all the towns and cities within northern New England’s vast boundaries, one city in the Great State of Maine boasts a rich history of snowmobile racing unmatched across our six state region.
On Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, the Queen City of Bangor will once again roar to life with finely-tuned racing engines as the new Eastern Snocross Tour (ESXT) invades historic Bass Park. All of Saturday’s finals will be run “Under the Lights,” while Sunday will feature a daytime program.
Spectator gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, while gates will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 per day for adults, or $25 for a weekend pass. Advance sale tickets can be purchased online at https://cmatvtc.ticketleap.com/bangor-snocross/.(more…)
Hot Rod Classics Vintage Series Inaugural Season Schedule Announced
DARTMOUTH, NS (February 27, 2020) – Organizers for the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series are excited to announce dates for its inaugural season. Five races in the three Maritime provinces will kick things off for the new series, the first of its kind in eastern Canada and the fastest growing division in North American motorsports.
All five of the series events in 2020 will be part of major motorsports events in the Maritimes, starting on July 18 as part of the iconic IWK 250 event at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish. On August 1, the series will visit Oyster Bed Speedway near Charlottetown (PE) in conjunction with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour event at the facility. August 8 will see the series at Scotia Speedworld near Halifax as part of the Scotia Speedworld 250 event and on August 15 it’s back at Riverside for the Rev it Up grassroots motorsports extravaganza. The series season closes September 19 at Petty International Raceway near Moncton (NB) as part of the Mike Stevens Memorial weekend.(more…)
Three Racing Series Added to The Flat Track’s 2020 Lineup
King of Dirt Crate Modified Series, Sprint Cars of New England and the Granite State Mini-Sprint Racing Club will make their debut at The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this summer.
LOUDON, N.H. – Three new series have been added to The Flat Track lineup during New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s three major event weekends giving race fans more summertime racing. King of Dirt Crate Modified Series, Sprint Cars of New England and the Granite State Mini-Sprint Racing Club will debut at The Flat Track as part of June’s Motorcycle Week at NHMS, July’s NASCAR race weekend and September’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend.
“We are excited enhance our major event weekends by adding more racing for our fans,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Last year’s events at The Flat Track were a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to even more fun in the dirt this summer.”(more…)
HOT ROD CLASSICS VINTAGE SERIES TO DEBUT AT RIVERSIDE ON IWK 250 WEEKEND
JAMES RIVER, NS (February 25, 2020) – Fans attending the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis at Riverside International Speedway on July 18 are in for a special treat with the debut of the new Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series. It’s a natural fit for both the track and the series as Riverside’s roots in regional racing are deep; with 2020 being its 51st year, Riverside is the longest-operating race track in eastern Canada.
“We’re excited to have the vintage series debut at Riverside,” said Paul McLean, general manager of Riverside. “There is a lot of excitement building as the series debut gets closer. It will be cool to include them in the IWK 250 weekend.”(more…)
Joey Doiron crowned 2019 GSPSS Champion
The Granite State Pro stock Series officially brought its 2019 season to a close on Saturday February 22, at the Thompson Speedway Motor Sports Park clubhouse. The season ending banquet of champions was a chance for the teams of the GSPSS to get together one last time as part of the 2019 season and honor their champion.
Joey Doiron and his team were officially crowned champions for the 2019 season and at the end of the night they took home the champions check worth $4000.00, the largest in series history. In addition New England Race Fuels and Sunoco gave Doiron a champion’s jacket and American Racer outfitted both Joey and his car owner / father with Jackets to commemorate their achievement. Doiron graciously thanked series president Mike Parks, the series officials and each of his team members individually. He then thanked his wife, kids, mom and finally his father as he got emotional talking about all the years they shared leading up to this championship. Doiron not only took the Championship but $500.00 from crazy Horse Racing for setting fast time in time trials an amazing five out of eleven times, far more than any other competitor.(more…)
Denny Hamlin Defends DAYTONA 500 Championship in NASCAR Double-Overtime Finish
· Becomes Fourth Driver to Win Consecutive DAYTONA 500s
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2020) – Denny Hamlin became the fourth driver to win back-to-back DAYTONA 500s on Monday night, winning the 62nd running of “The Great American Race” in a NASCAR Overtime finish at Daytona International Speedway.
The race resumed Monday afternoon after it was halted on Sunday night with 20 laps completed. It was only the second postponement in DAYTONA 500 history – 2012 was the other.(more…)