Mike Longton is ready to try and grab a bigger prize-the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour championship which kicks off its season Saturday, May 2 at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Running for the title will be daunting when facing the likes of Gary Lewis, Pete...
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
Firebird Raceway will host the 39th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, May 1-3, 2009. The race is the first of six on the NHRA Northwest division schedule and will feature...
Tony Berry will kick off Saturday night, May 2nd at the fourth annual Cast Iron Nationals sprint car event at Ephrata Raceway Park in Ephrata, WA.
If you think that 14-time NHRA champion John Force is ready to leave the strip-think again."I'm in better shape than I was before the crash," the 126-time tour winner said of the September, 2007, accident that left him with injuries that confined him to a...
Three-time Northwest Late Model Touring champion, Gary Lewis, heads to Wenatchee with plans to win the 125-lap race then turn right around and prepare for the May 9 Spokane County Raceway event. Two races in back to back weeks will challenge many of the ASA...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
The NASCAR Hall of Fame inaugural class, consisting of five members, is scheduled to be enshrined in May 2010. That class will be selected by the Voting Panel from a list of 25 candidates assembled by a 21-person Nominating Committee.
Rain and flooding in the immediate area near Huset's Speedway have forced WoO officials to cancel Friday night's racing action.
Former champions Wes Rhodes (Yelm, WA) Late Model Challenge Series 2008, Brad Stanwood (Portland, OR) ASA Northwest Tour 2008 and Gary Lewis (Snohomish, WA) LMCS and NWT are registered for Wenatchee Valley this weekend and are set to garner another crown.
The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, which holds a race at Stateline Speedway during the Idaho 200 weekend in August, gets its sixth season started Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Randy Moss is known for his competitive nature on the football field as a wide receiver for the New England Patroits but he has added another title-winning NASCAR team owner.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
By bringing a major Northwest Super Late Model Stock Car Series to the .500-mile, it's a start to bringing the multi use facility back to life. The iRacing.com ASA NWLMT is also in the process of bringing premier touring racing back to life in the...
Yakima Speedway's late model division gets its points chase underway on Saturday night. Also racing will be the H&H Furniture Pure Stocks, Hornets, Youth Hornets and Bump To Pass divisions. It's fan appreciation night with special ticket pricing prior to 6:30 p.m.
For the third straight year, Crown Royal staged its “Your Name Here” contest, which awards the naming rights to the May Richmond NSCS race to a fan. Fans are asked to describe an honorable act or achievement worthy of toasting with Crown Royal.
Craig Dollansky won both of the World of Outlaws races at Huset’s Speedway last season. In the last eight races at the track, there have been seven different winners, with Dollansky the only repeat victor in that span.
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009
Jeg Coughlin has collected three of his 56 career victories at Gateway International Raceway, the site of this weekend's 13th annual O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals, including two Super Stock titles in 1997 and '03, and the Pro Stock crown in 2002.
Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced six times this season on a track that size. The winners include: Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway), Joey Saldana (Volusia...
Mike Skinner waited until Monday afternoon to pick up the rain shortened NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in Kansas.
The Nationwide Series moves from the high banks of Talladega to short track action in Friday’s Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Brad Keselowski, the most recent NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner and NASCAR Nationwide Series regualr, had mixed results on the .75-mile oval...
The Bernstein family has had backing from Budweiser for 30 years but this will be the final season of the fan favorite bright red Top Fueler. Brandon Bernstein aims to win this week's NHRA stop in St. Louis, home of Anheuser-Busch as a proper send-off...
The chase for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship gets underway in September but Richmond International Raceway's Saturday night event could be a turning point for several drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009
Talladega produces two first time NASCAR race winners in as many days as Brad Keselowski, who had run most of the day in the middle of a wild 43-car pack until a major incident on lap 8, broke through for his first career NASCAR Sprint...
One year ago Tim Wilkerson came to his home track – Gateway International Raceway – looking for a win and hunting down the No. 1 points position in the Full Throttle Series Funny Car standings. This year, the Springfield, Ill. racer is still hunting for...
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.