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NASCAR Camping World Series West News & Notes - Iowa

The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 is a critical one to drivers and teams, with only two races remaining to determine the final championship standings for 2009.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News And Notes - Iowa

Austin Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress Racing president and CEO Richard Childress, will be behind the wheel of the No. 3 Chevrolet. The No. 3 is certainly not new to the series by any means. Mike Skinner (No. 5 Toyota) took it to Victory Lane in the series’ first race at Phoenix in 1995 and then on to claim the series’ first championship that same year.


In his second season of competition in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Rickie Jones is ninth in the Pro Stock points order and he has qualified for every race so far.

It’s Tour Time at Yakima Speedway!

Final stop of the 2009 ASA Northwest Late Model Tour in Yakima is this weekend with a tight points battle between Gary Lewis and Brent Harris.

World of Outlaws Wrap-Up: Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway

Joey Saldana picked up his 14th and 15th wins of the season over the weekend during the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, adding to what is now a career high number of triumphs with the World of Outlaws


Heading into Saturday night’s Foothills Toyota Tundra Racing Series action at ASA Sanctioned Skagit Speedway, Jesse Whitney was locked into a tightening point battle with Colton Heath for the title in the Associated Asphalt 410 Sprints.

Bell Scores Homecoming Victory in Gem State “100”

Craig Bell holds off a determined Jeff Jefferson to win Rocky Mountain Challenge Series race at Meridian Speedway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News & Notes

Juan Pablo Montoya, from Colombia, is in prime position to make his first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup appearance.

NNS Recap: Carl Edwards Steals Win In Montreal

Marcos Ambrose had been strong all weekend in Canada. Grabbing the pole on Saturday and showing the dominant Toyota all afternoon everyone was hoping for a mistake to even get into Ambrose’s league–and the Australian delivered that mistake on the last lap in the last turn of Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series road course event in Quebec giving Carl Edwards an impossible victory.

Fitzpatrick Wins NASCAR Canadina Tire Series Race In Montreal

JR Fitzpatrick took control of the race when he slipped inside of Kerry Micks in the hairpin turn on the ninth lap of the race.

Sweeping through the Great White North: Saldana Wins Finale of Oil City Cup

Joey Saldana dominated the weekend at the 3/8-mile leading all 70 of the laps of the two A-Feature events to pick up a total of $20,000 as the Gold Rush Tour for 2009 continues.

Kyle Busch Wins Inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Event at Chicagoland Speedway

It was Busch’s fourth win of the season in 10 starts in the Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota. Busch also made Chicagoland the fifth track in which he has won a race in each of NASCAR’s three national series.

Kenny Wallace Heads Up to Montreal With a Few Fans Along for the Ride

Kenny Wallace, who just turned 46 years old on the 23rd of August, will race the “Thank You Fans!” Chevy which is adorned with over 5,000 names of fans who have participated in a special one-time program.

Twice the racing action at SCR

Spokane County Raceway hosts a special dual-ticket program of drag racing and oval track action this weekend.

Dad and son will face off

Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth faces his son Ross in a late model event in Wisconsin this weekend.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes - Montreal

Five drivers—Andrew Ranger, JR Fitzpatrick, Daryl Harr, DJ Kennington and Alex Tagliani—will do double duty and compete in both the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events.

Gomez to Make ARCA Debut at Chicagoland Speedway

He ran strong for his first time at Stateline Speedway for the Napa Auto Parts Idaho 200. Now Jonathon Gomez is ready for another new experience-running on a superspeedway in the ARCA Re/Max Series.

Thunder Results Adds To U-1 High Points Lead

Steve David was penalized 150 points in addition to be disqualified for contact with Dave Villwock during Sunday’s heat race, but David went on to score 775 points on the weekend.

World of Outlaws Preview: Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series begins its invasion of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest with this weekend’s stop in Edmonton, AB.

NASCAR Nationwide Series News And Notes - Montreal

There will be plenty of “double-duty” racing in Montreal, starting with the “usual” kind involving NASCAR national series competition.  Kyle Busch and Colin Braun (No. 16 3M Ford) are entered in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night before coming to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.


Spokane County Raceway hosts drag racing on the quarter-mile and an exciting program on the half-mile oval this Saturday night.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway

Last season Jac Haudenschild and Jason Meyers were victorious at the track, while it was 20-time series champion Steve Kinser along with three-time and defending series titlist Donny Schatz picking up wins in the series debut at Castrol Raceway in 2007.

Northwest Pro 4 Alliance added to Fall Classic line-up

Yakima Speedway’s Fall Classic will host the Northwest Pro 4 Alliance as part of its Saturday night line-up.

Hydros Getting Prepared For Doha Oryx Cup

The boats will be leaving via cargo ship from Jacksonville, Fla. on September 28th. Once the hydroplanes  are placed on the ship, the team members will not see the boats until they arrive in Doha on October 28th.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News And Notes – Chicagoland

Ron Hornaday continues to lead the championship standings by a healthy margin as the 51-year-old Californian bids for a record fourth title.

Week 25: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond

With his win on Saturday night Kyle Busch sits just 34 points behind the 12th and final chase spot in the run to the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.

Jeff Bernard Wins Thunder On The Ohio

Villwock and David struggle on Sunday opening the door for Jeff Bernard to claim the Evansville victory.

Richards Stakes Claim with 2009 INSSA Win

Kevin Richards posted the fastest qualifying lap of 13.393 to start the day off with INSSA point’s leader, Dave Garber and Corey Allard, second and third, respectively.

Cowie, O’Bannon take Yellowstone wins

In the final results from Yellowstone Drag Strip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 6th Annual Summer Championships it was Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., and Sean O’Bannon, Ontario, Calif., taking the wins and the trophies.

World of Outlaws Wrap-Up: River Cities Speedway & Dacotah Speedway

Danny Lasoski shattered the existing track record at Dacotah Speedway on Saturday night in his first visit to the track located just outside of Bismarck, North Dakota, touring the high-banked 3/8-mile in 12.705 seconds at 106.257 miles per hour which knocked over two seconds off the mark that was set in the World of Outlaws debut at the track last season by Craig Dollansky.


Winners at ASA Sanctioned Yakima Speedway Saturday night were Kim Wennerberg in the Lone Pine Trucking Northwest Outlaw Street Stocks, Aaron Haley in the Limited Late Model Racing Series, Mel Patnode in the Burger Ranch Sportsman, Ryan Kallenberger in the CWI Security / EZ Credit Auto Sales Hornets and Donnie Stevens in the Bump to Pass division.

News from Ephrata Raceway Park

Lots of fun all night long at ERP Saturday, but I think Toby Tobash had his fun before racing got started! 

Kyle Busch Holds Off Mark Martin For Bristol Win

Kyle Busch showed emphatically he is not out of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series picture, and Martin strengthened his hold of a spot in NASCAR’s postseason.

Century Mark: Donny Schatz Picks up 100th A-Feature Win of World of Outlaws Career at Dacotah Speedway

Donny Schatz took the lead from Danny Lasoski on the 23rd lap coming off the fourth turn and would pace the field for the remainder of the 35-lap contest to pick up his 12th win of 2009.

Oh Boy! Oberto Tops Thunder Qualifying

Dave Villwock’s fast time was disallowed for a fuel restriction violation which handed the top spot to ABRA Unlimited Hydroplane Series points leader, Steve David.

Fields set at Yellowstone Lucas event

Jim Whiteley and Sean O’Bannon took the pole positions in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car in NHRA Lucas Oil Division 6 action.


NHRA officials were forced to set the field after two complete qualifying sessions for the weekend when persistent showers moved into the area during Friday’s qualifying and lingered through Saturday’s sessions.

Dollansky Continues Hot Streak: Wins at River Cities Speedway on Friday Night

Craig Dollansky started on the pole and was challenged late in the going by his teammate Joey Saldana as the pair encountered heavy lapped traffic over the last five laps of the 30-lap contest.

David Ragan Outduels Carl Edwards For Bristol Win

David Ragan led the final 56 laps of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at the .533-mile speedway, but Edwards was the big winner, as he trimmed Kyle Busch’s lead in the series standings from 339 to 248 points. Busch was the victim of an early accident and finished 28th, 59 laps down.


Morgan Lucas powered his GEICO Powersports/Lucas Oil dragster to a 3.867 second run at 307.37 mph to lead the Top Fuel field.  Lucas just came off the second win of his career at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.  If the time stands through tomorrow’s qualifying, it will be Lucas’ second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position and third of the season.

Schumacher seeks momentum before playoffs begin

Of late, Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army team have been unable to pocket a lot of rounds. In four out of the last five races, they’ve exited in the quarterfinals.

14-time champ Force will race for Prock at Maple Grove

Although he turned 60 this year and even though he is less than two years removed from the devastating crash that left him hospitalized for almost a month with broken bones in his arms, legs, hands, and feet, John Force has given few indications that his skills have diminished.

Kurt Johnson edges closer to Countdown

The ACDelco driver is a three-time winner at Maple Grove Raceway scoring his second career victory there in 1993, and then again in ‘98 and 2000.

Season begins to wind down at area racetracks

Plenty of racing is still on area racetrack’s schedules but for Sunset Speedway in Airway Heights the season wraps up this month with a fun race weekend set for September.

Series Leaders Set For Thunder On The Ohio

Going into this race, Steve David holds a slight 249 point lead with his Oh Boy! Oberto U-1 team over Dave Villwock’s U-16 Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus.

Lucas Oil Series thunders into Yellowstone

Coming in to the weekend, Delta, B.C., racer Shawn Cowie has a substantial lead in the Top Alcohol Dragster points.  Cowie has been to five races and scored five wins.  He opened the year with out-of-division races in Chandler, Ariz., and Las Vegas.  Then he raced at his home track, Mission (B.C.) Raceway Park, before heading to Spokane (Wash.) County Raceway and Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.

World of Outlaws Preview: Dacotah Speedway

In three races this season in the state of North Dakota, three different drivers have picked up wins, with three-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz winning at River Cities Speedway in his home state, while Jason Meyers was victorious at Red River Valley Speedway and 2001 series title winner Danny Lasoski picked up a win at Nodak Speedway.

Hail to the Chief Sport

On August 19, the shiver of patriotism and American pride ran up my spine when NASCAR visited the White House or, as President Obama referred to it in his remarks that day, “the American people’s house.”

“Thunderstruck” In Thunder Valley

Using musical notes and words, each member of Saturday’s starting lineup will greet the sellout crowd by introducing themselves, accompanied by a song of their choosing.


With wins in Idaho, Montana and Washington ASA Northwest Late Model Tour points leaders heads to Oregon looking to add another victory to the 2009 campaign.

World of Outlaws Preview: River Cities Speedway

Donny Schatz heads into Friday night’s event having won the last two World of Outlaws events at the high-banked bullring.

ASA NWLMT Pointed South for Roseburg Oregon

A large field of drivers has pre-registered for the ‘K-DOCK Radio 125. The race is shaping up to pit the best series regular’s vs. North State Challenge Series and Local Big 5 Late Model racers. This event is the largest super late model race in the area in this season.

Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Truck Series Race; Ron Hornaday Jr. Finishes Third

Kyle Busch took the lead on Lap 124 after a lengthy side-by-side battle with Jason White and was a comfortable 2.721 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Crafton .

Remarks By The President Honoring 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, welcomed current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday. Here are a few of his remarks regarding Johnson and NASCAR.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Bristol

Any driver with a 391-point lead over 13th place after the Bristol race ends will clinch a spot in the 10-race championship battle.

Dollansky Ready for Home State Race at Deer Creek Speedway

Criag Dollansky will see the surface at Deer Creek Speedway for the first time just a few hours before he straps into his car for a full night of racing, and that is where his years of experience on the road with the World of Outlaws will come into play.

NASCAR Nationwide Series News And Notes - Bristol

One of Brad Keselowski’s (No. 88 Chevrolet) favorite words is “lurking.” That’s how he described his dash for the win at his home track, Michigan International Speedway that came last weekend.

Week 24: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond

A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News And Notes - Bristol

Ron Hornaday goes for a sixth straight win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. A victory in the O’Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline would give the 51-year-old Californian second alone in national win streaks.

Vickers Pulls Off Big Win At Michigan

Brian Vickers pressured Jimmie Johnson over the closing laps, and Johnson, who led 165 of 200 laps, ran out of fuel less than five miles short of the finish for the second time this year at the 2-mile speedway.

NCWS West Recap: Harraka Nabs First Win

With the victory, which came in just his 14th series start, Paulie Harraka delivered his registered car owner Mike Curb a win in the series.


Tony Pedregon grabbed his third victory of the season in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car division with Morgan Lucas, Greg Anderson and Hactor Arana also winning in Sunday’s final round action.

Schatz Leads World of Outlaws One-Two Sweep of Knoxville Nationals

Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, won his fourth consecutive Knoxville Nationals on Sunday night.


Three-time Montana 200 champion, Gary Lewis, returned to Big Sky country and picked up his first career win on the ARCA West Mac’s Series.


The regular season is closing in on Yakima Speedway’s 2009 season but last Saturday’s racing was some of the best all year.


Morgan Lucas jumped to the spot in NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel qualifying and will face 77-year old Chris Karamesines in Sunday’s opening round.

Michigan-native Brad Keselowski Wins With A Last-Laps Pass

With Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers battling on the bottom of the track, Brad Keselowski took advantage of the outside line to pass both drivers on the final lap at Michigan International Speedway


Cory McClenathan posted the top speed in first round NHRA Full Thottle Top Fuel qualifying action at the NHRA Nationals being held in Brainerd, Minn.

Vickers grabs Michigan pole on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Brian Vickers nabbed his sixth pole award of 2009 and will lead the 43-car field to the green flag on Sunday.

ASA NWLMT Gears Up for Final Three Races

The traveling super late model stock car series heads to Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday August 22. The chase continues on Labor Day weekend with a two day event Saturday and Sunday September 5 & 6 in Yakima, Washington. The season finale will be on Saturday September 12th in E. Wenatchee, Washington.

Backbone of a Race Team

Speculation has been running rampant on whether Gordon would race at Michigan on August 16, and whether Hendrick Motorsports would have a standby driver ready to take the wheel at NASCAR’s pinball machine, Bristol Motor Speedway, on August 22.

Friends, cohorts remember Braton

Joe Doellefeld had the idea for the race. The series is grateful for his efforts to honor Braton, including displaying the No. 93 that Braton drove on the center stage at Stateline Speedway.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Night at Skagit Speedway

Skagit Speedway will ensure the ultimate fun for “Jon & Kate Plus 8 Night” families by banning all paparazzi and tabloid reporters from the facility for the evening.

With NHRA Countdown to One position secure, Ashley plays new role

Ashley Force Hood, the only Ford driver to have yet earned a starting spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to One, plans to do double duty at BIR this weekend.


Weather does not shut down all of Wednesday Night Fever racing at Stateline Speedway.


With three straight victories in the Montana 200, Gary Lewis returns to Montana Raceway Park looking to grabs his first career ARCA West Mac’s Series victory and a Best of the West Showdown win over two days of racing action.


Illinois native readies for showdown with Northwest’s best late model drivers at Montana Raceway Park.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Michigan

Returning to Michigan International Speedway, Mark Martin (No. 5 Kellogg’s/CARQUEST Chevrolet) is going for back-to-back wins and what would be his fifth trip to Victory Lane at the track he calls “comfortable.”

2009 Gold Rush Tour Kicks off at Deer Creek Speedway on August 19

The Gold Rush tour will encompass 12 nights of racing at eight different tracks in five states and one Canadian province over a 25-day period with over $150,000 on the line to win those events from a total purse of well over a half a million dollars for the 12 races.

Regaining points lead on Capps’ hit list

Ron Capps heads to this week’s NHRA stop looking to regain the top spot in the chase for the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car points standings.

NASCAR Camping World Series West News & Notes - Colorado

Competing on a tight budget, Wes Banks had initially considered skipping the race in Colorado. But with a shot at moving into the top 10 of the championship standings, he has opted to make the trip.

NASCAR Nationwide Series News And Notes - Michigan

This weekend, Ryan Newman returns to a track filled with fond memories. It was at Michigan International Speedway – when he was just 23 years old – that Newman nabbed his first NASCAR national series victory in 2001.


The region’s best super late model teams head to Montana Raceway Park for its Bill Clark Can-Am Memorial Showdown featuring the ARCA West Mac’s Series and drivers from the United States including Gary Lewis, David Garber, Erick Hargraves, Shelby Thompson and many more.

Week 23: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond

A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16.

Stewart Holds Off Ambrose For Win At The Glen

The victory was Tony Stewart’s fifth at Watkins Glen International, his third of the season and the 36th of his Cup career.

Point leader Coughlin continues to push the envelope

Jeg Coughlin and most of the staff at Victor Cagnazzi Racing recently took the short trip from their Mooresville, N.C.-based race shop to fine-tune their set-up at zMax Dragway in nearby Concord.

Schatz Extends Lead in Championship Standings after Inaugural Ironman 55

Donny Schatz extended his lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings to 55 markers over Jason Meyers as he chases his fourth consecutive series title.

Ephrata Heats Up With Cooler Tempatures

Twenty three degrees cooler at ERP Saturday night than it was the week before made for yet another great evening of stock car racing! 

Rain postpones Watkins Glen race to today

A thunderstorm hit the track about 11 a.m. Pacific on Sunday when drivers were about to start their engines.

Man of Steel: Saldana Wins Inaugural Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway

For Joey Saldana the win on Saturday night at I-55 Raceway in the inaugural Ironman 55 was the 52nd of his World of Outlaws career, moving him to ninth on the all-time list one ahead current fellow driver Jac Haudenschild.


Several first time winner’s at Yakima Speedway on Saturday night and Mike Wiley picked up the win in the Northwest Pro 4 Truck Series main event.


Spokane’s David Garber picked up the first ever main event victory in the Red Bull/Triple W Equipment Flathead Valley 75 behind the wheel of the Osborne Racing Enterprises Pontiac.

Bold Move Gives Ambrose Second Win At The Glen

Marcos Ambrose made a bold move into the chicane around Kyle Busch in what proved to be the winning pass, as the driver of the No. 47 Toyota held the lead the for the final 19 laps, winning the event for the second straight year.

NCATS Race Recap: Ranger Rings Up Mosport Win

Andrew Ranger, out of Roxton Pond, Que., made a daring move on Lap 155 by diving to the inside in Turn 2 and picked up three positions on the track just prior to completing a pass of Don Thomson Jr. for the race lead.

Johnson earns NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole at Watkins Glen

Jimmie Johnson picked up his 20th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole award in his 277th start on the circuit.

Quiet Kurt A Serious Chase Contender

Kurt Busch began his racing career in go-karts before moving on to Legends cars, the NASCAR Auto Zone Elite Division, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

What a Race: Dollansky Wins Opener of Ironman 55 in a Thriller over Sides & Schatz

Craig Dollansky led the race early before Donny Schatz got around him on the 16th lap to take the point in lapped traffic. On the 25th lap, Dollansky went high off of turn four and nearly took the lead as the front pair charged down the front straightaway. He then took the top spot in turns one and two on the very next lap, with Jason Sides closing in as well and the trio running side-by-side.

Bernstein looking for third Brainerd victory

Driver Brandon Bernstein, a two-time winner in Brainerd, is hoping to earn a third victory at this track and take home his 18th career Wally next weekend when the NHRA Full Throttle Series returns to action after a brief summer break.

He hits the road to hit the road

In a class that features high school- and college-aged drivers including Blake Williams, Cam Kellogg, Corey Husk and Chris Kellogg – plus drivers as old as the elder statesman of Inland Empire racing, Bruce Garber – it’s Justin Lovitt who may have the most unique approach to his Wednesday Night Fever drive.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News And Notes

Ron Hornaday’s win last weekend marked his 45th in the series yet his first  in five starts at Nashville. He said he wanted that Sam Bass-designed Gibson guitar and he got it.

Excitement Building for the Inaugural Ironman 55

History will be made this weekend as the World of Outlaws head to the track located just outside of St. Louis for the inaugural Ironman 55 on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, with $20,000 awaiting the winner of the 55 lap finale.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes - Mosport

Mark Dilley (No. 9 Dodge/Leland Industries Dodge) has unparalleled  passion for racing, which just might explain why he made it his profession. Dilley joined forces last year with Linda Jones to form Wide Open Motorsport Solutions, a company with a primary purpose of procurement and promotion of drivers and sponsors.

World of Outlaws Preview: Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway

Last season Jason Meyers and Craig Dollansky waged a thrilling battle at I-55 with Meyers coming out on top, while Dollansky staged a last lap charge off the fourth turn to come up just a few inches short of picking up the win.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Watkins Glen

To find the most successful drivers at The Glen, look no farther than two of the top three drivers in the series standings. Tony Stewart (No. 14 Old Spice Chevrolet) and Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) share the lead in victories at the circuit with four apiece.

Northwest Pro4 Nationals to Follow Idaho 200

These fast and furious four-cylinder late models will converge on the Post Falls speed plant from five states, led by the top names in the sport like two-time Alliance Champion Kameron McKeehan.

NASCAR Nationwide Series News And Notes - Watkins Glen

Unfortunately for Carl Edwards, Watkins Glen is by far his worst road course. In four NASCAR Nationwide Series races there, his best finish was 11th in 2005, and he has an average finish of 23.8.

Week 22: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond

A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 9.

Hamlin Captures Emotional Pocono Victory

Denny Hamlin charged to the front from the sixth position with 13th laps left in Monday’s rain-postponed race and ended a 50-race winless streak in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series.

Mid-Season Championships Heat Up Ephrata Raceway Park

The NSRA was a loud and fast 50 lapper with Jeff Montgomery leading most of the race, which was crazy with 22 cars in the way!  Matt Hein used all that traffic to his advantage and led the last few laps to victory.

Lewis three-peat-Strong second half helps Idaho streak continue

Gary Lewis arrived Saturday afternoon, made some practice runs, then put the car in the trailer to save the equipment for one golden hour of practice Sunday morning.

NCWS West Recap: Long Dominates in Utah

Patrick Long won the 41-lap event on the massive 14-turn road course by more than five seconds over series rookie Paulie Harraka, who started the race last and ended up with a career-best finish.

Dave Villwock Repeats As Seafair Champion

Steve David, driving the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto stayed in position to challenge for more than two laps, but hit what he described as a “huge roller” in the North turn of the third lap.

Bell Tolls Field in Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Idaho 200 Duel

Craig Bell worked from his 10th starting position to the lead by lap 66 then held off a hard charging Zan Sharp for the win on the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series at Stateline Speedway.

5th Annual August Revolution Thrills Montana Raceway Park Fans

The Rolling Thunder Big Rigs with their 18-sec. laps times in semi-truck racing trim thrilled the capacity crowd at Montana Raceway Park’s 5th Annual August Revolution.

Ron Hornaday Jr. Sets Series Record With Fifth Straight Win

Ron Hornaday Jr. moved higher into the NASCAR record book alongside some famous company Saturday in the Toyota Tundra 200, becoming the third driver to win five straight races in a national series and the first in 38 years.

Keselowski wins inaugural race at Iowa Speedway

Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps remaining to win Saturday’s inaugural Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Just Sharp Enough-Rocky Mountain Challenge Series driver hangs on for INSSA win

Zan Sharp got the Idaho 200 underway at Stateline Speedway with a thrilling victory over David Garber, Jonathan Gomez and Andy Brown in the 100-lap “Duel for the 200” on the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association.

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