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Woodhull Raceway announces their 2015 season schedule!

(Woodhull, NY) Woodhull Raceway track Owner and Promoter Ted White, is pleased to announced the 2015 schedule of events for the 2015 season at historic 1/3 mile oval.

26 races will be showcased at New York States toughest bull ring and it all starts on April 11th with six classes which include the S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Models, NAPA Crate Sportsman, Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks, the newly sponsored Daugherty Auto Sales Mini Stocks, Woodhull Auto Supply front wheel drives, and the return of the Woodhull Raceway Bandits, a new class this year which is for kids between the ages of 12 to 16. All of this will be sponsored by White Trucking of Harrison Valley, Pensylvania.

The following weekend (April 18) includes a similar show with the exception that the NAPA Crate Sportsman will be racing 30 laps with 1000 dollars on the line.

The mighty Insinger performance 370 Modified's will finally hit the racing surface on April 25th with the addition of the other five regular classes.

On May 9th, the Patriot Sprint Tour will be back to tackle on the very tough high banked facility, other classes in action will be the Modified's, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, 360 Late Models and the first Quad C event of the year which will combine the Front Wheel Drive and Mini Stock divisions.

For the past few years, there has been a two day race weekend over the Memorial day weekend, this year there is only ONE race over the Holiday weekend and that is Saturday May 23rd, when we honor one of the founding fathers of the Woodhull Raceway, George Williams and the George Williams Memorial Trophy Races. It will be a regular show including a 35 lap, $2000 to win show for the Insinger Performance 370 Modified's.

June 6th will be the annual Scott Denison Memorial for the S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Models, which will be a 35 lap show, the other five regular classes will be in action, plus the Woodhull Bandits.

June 27th will be our annual Jim Williams Memorial Trophy Races, which is a regular big 6 show and our Fireworks Extravaganza, all presented by Instant heat Wood Pellets.

The following weekend on Independence Day (July 4), it will also be a regular Big 6 show, plus the King of the Ring Special for the NAPA Crate Sportsman.

On July 18th, there will be NO RACING, as it is the racers summer break. That does not mean there will not be any action going on at the Speedway, the Lucas Oil Tractor Pull will taking place that Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. presented by Lamb and Webster.

The following weekend, the Patriot Sprint Tour will make their second appearance of the 2015 season, where the Modified's, Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks and the Quad C four cylinders will also be taking the racing stage.

The following weekend, August 1st, the third annual Jake Davis Memorial King of the Ring challenge for the Insinger Performance 370 Modified's will be the high light of the show plus a regular big six show. Veterans admission that night is also free.

August 8th is a huge weekend for Crate Late Model fans, as the RUSH Crate Late Models will be making a return to the high banks with our regular classes with the exception that this will be another Quad C night.

Couple nights later is a night most race fans have been waiting for since it was announced earlier this year. The inaugural appearance of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Short Track Super Series under the promotional duties of Brett Deyo. The Tuesday, August 11th show will include the SUNY Canton Grit Racing Sportsman Series racing for $1000, a Quad C challenge, and a 51 Lap, $5100 to win race for the Big Block Small Block Modified's, all of this presented by Maple City Dodge, Two Rivers Timber, and Outman Equipment. It will be the highest paid purse for a modified race in the tracks rich 51 year history.

August 29th will be the season championship for all of our six regular classes, plus the Woodhull Bandits.

The next weekend (September 5) will be the annual Lyle Sherwood Memorial for the Big Block/ Small Block Modified's which they will race for $1700. The show also includes 360 Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Open Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives.

The September 12th weekend is typically a weekend the track takes off, but this year is a little different, This night will include a 100 lap Street Stock event paying $1000 to the winner. There is also a 30 lap event for the 360 Late Models and Crate Sportsman. The Mini Stocks and Front Wheel drives are also included in the program.

September 19th, the second annual New York State Horse Pull will be taking place instead of racing that weekend. The event is sponsored by McCutcheon Trucking with admission being $10.

September 25th and 26th will be the final weekend of the 2015 season as Costy Energy Services presents the 6th annual Bull Ring Challenge, a two day event. The first night (September 25), includes the Grit Racing Series returning once again racing 40 laps, paying $1000 to the winner, also on card will be the 360 Late Models, Street Stocks, Quad C 4 cylinders, and the Woodhull bandits.

The next night includes a 40 lap, $3000 to win show for the Big Block/ Small Block Modified's. Also in the show will be the 360 Late Models, Street Stocks, Quad C 4 cylinders, and the Woodhull Bandits.

The 2015 Awards banquet will be returning to the Watson Homestead once again on December 5th, 2015.

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WILL THERE BE A NEW NASCAR 358 MODIFIED CHAMPION AT GRANDVIEW?

TITLES ARE OPEN FOR LATE MODEL AND SPORTSMAN DIVISIONS; PICK YOUR RESERVED SEAT ON MARCH 7TH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 27, 2015 . . . In the last 15 years of NASCAR 358 Modified stock car racing at Grandview Speedway there have been three different champions. The title during those years has been shared by three of the very best dirt track stock car racing talents with Jeff Strunk grabbing the champion’s loot 10 times, Craig VonDohren (the all-time leading feature winner) has been champion three times and Duane Howard has topped the final point standings twice.

Fan interest is running high as opening night is just four weeks away. Will there be someone new taking the NASCAR 358 Modified title, worth thousands of dollars, in 2015?

Veteran Doug Manmiller has been a threat to the top three for a number of years. This year he is back with his own team and anxious to show that he has the talent to be the champion. Jared Umbenhauer is moving to the Modifieds and after being a powerhouse competitor, winning three straight Sportsman titles, it will be interesting to see if he carries that success to the primary division of competition. Young Tim Buckwalter has shown signs of brilliance and this could be his year to win features and a title. Nate Christman looked strong last season as did Frank Cozze, Don Norris and several others. The championship looks to be up for grabs in 2015.

In the Late Models and Sportsman there are no defending champions as BRC Late Model champion Randy Stoudt has retired and Sportsman titleholder Jared Umbenhauer plans to challenge the Modified talents. Titles in both divisions are up for grabs by some very talented racers in both divisions.

So there is plenty for fans to think about as the 53rd consecutive season of stock car racing gets underway officially on Saturday, April 4th at 7 p.m. with a three division show that features the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and BRC Late Models. This will open the battle for the lucrative championships.

A free-to-the-public practice session featuring all divisions of competition is set for Saturday, March 28th at 12 noon.

And on Saturday, March 7th, 1 p.m. those who have purchased 2015 season passes are invited to the track to pick their reserved seat for the season. That is the seat that they will have available each and every Saturday night from the season opener through the annual Freedom 76 in September. Fans who have not purchased their season pass, $350 for the season, can do so on March 7th or be sure to get one by sending a check payable to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope to speed up the return of the pass.

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TRIPLE DIAMONDS SET FOR BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY DEBUT JUNE 5TH

Minersville PA (2/27/15)--Big Diamond Speedway's 2015 schedule is permeated with events rich in tradition and racing history, but on June 5th an event unlike any other will take center stage for the headlining 358 modifieds with the first running of the "Triple Diamonds".

Promotor Jake Smulley will present a unique qualifying procedure that will thrill the fans and give racers the opportunity to take home extra money.

The entire field will be split into two semi-features that will be 15-laps in length. Each semi-feature will pay at least $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Line-ups for the semi features will be determined by timed dashes. The quick-timer on the night will receive a $100 bonus and will draw an invert number for the heat races.

The top-5 finishers from each semi-feature will be qualified for the A-main, while the rest of the field will run B-mains. The top-4 drivers from the B-mains will join the ten drivers that transferred out of the semi-features in a 14-car redraw while the rest of the field will be filled in through the B-main "heads-up" from their finishing positions.

The feature race will be 30 laps and will pay $3,000 to win. Any driver that can set fast time during the timed dashes and win a semi-feature will receive an extra $400 bonus, and $1,000 awaits any driver that can sweep the night with quick-time, a semi-feature victory, and a win in the A-main.

"This is the start of something that could become an early-summer tradition at Big Diamond," stated speedway owner Jake Smulley. "The fans get some extra racing and the drivers get to race for extra money, it should be a win-win for everyone in attendance on June 5th."

The "Triple Diamonds" event for the modifieds will share the night's card with the thrilling sportsman and roadrunner divisions.

The 2015 season at Big Diamond Speedway officially kicks off this Monday, March 2nd with the  mall show at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville. Young fans will have a bevy of activities on Friday March 6th with events including a prizes, cardboard car challenge, kids big wheels races, driver interviews, autographs, awards, and a tire changing competition.

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BIG DIAMOND CAR SHOW HAS A NEW HOME, SCHUYLKILL MALL TO HOST FIRST EVENT OF THE 2015 SEASON.

MINERSVILLE, PA (2/11/15)--Race fans will get a chance to wet their whistles for the 2015 Big Diamond Speedway season with the Big Diamond Speedway Mall Show being held the week of March 2-6 at it's new home, the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville, PA.

Fans will have the opportunity to get up close to the stars and cars of all Big Diamond Speedway divisions. Competitors will be able bring their equipment out of a winter of hibernation and show off months of hard work. Cars move in Sunday March 1st at 5:15pm & move out Friday March 6th at 9pm.  Entry forms are available by e-mailing smulleyracing@gmail.com.

The annual Big Diamond Mall Show serves as the official kickoff to the '15 racing season and is much of a reminder that spring is just around the corner as are rising temperatures and days getting longer. This will be the last chance to see the beautiful race cars before they hit the track for practice March 15.

The Schuylkill Mall's support of Big Diamond Speedway will also be shown off June 19 as they sponsor an evening full of Modifieds, URC 360 Sprints, and Roadrunners.

Schuylkill County's premier shopping destination is filled with the biggest names in retail and is proud to bring the area multiple charity and health awareness events to the region. The Schuylkill Mall is open 7 days a week (Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and can be reached at shopschuylkillmall.com or by calling 570-874-3660.

The 44th Season Opener is set for Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 p.m.  Modifieds 30 laps, $3,500 to win, $300 to take the green.  Sportsman 20 laps, $1,000 to win,  Roadrunner 20 laps, $300 to win.  Street Stocks 20 laps, $500 to win.  Hope to see you there!

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Racing Puts Focus on Racers' Home Tracks

New Home Track Super Series Starter 'SSS' bonus points program adds to series championship

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 4, 2015 - DIRTcar 358-Modified racers will have more incentive than ever to race not only their home tracks this season, but also the series in the fall.

In addition to the traditional post Labor Day series events, drivers will earn points during the season from the new Super Series Starter (SSS) Events at their weekly tracks. The 2015 358-Modified Series Championship combines Home Track Points, plus "SSS" points, plus points from the Fall Series events to equal the Championship.

The weekly track Mr. DIRTcar program similar to last year's runs from now until Sept. 6 and will count a racer's best 16 finishes toward the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship, which totals more than $16,000 in cash and contingencies. Racers must compete in 70 percent of the scheduled events to earn Home Track Bonus Points.

The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Championship takes center stage in the fall, with three point-earning programs. In addition to Home Track Bonus Points earned by Sept. 6 and nine Championship Series points-paying events that run from Sept. 6 through Oct. 23, a new way to earn points is being unveiled. The SSS events give tracks a chance to designate up to three of their races during the season as Home Track SSS events. A separate point system using the 60-point system will award every participating driver with their best three finishes, with a maximum of 180 points for three victories.

The full schedule of "SSS" events will be released in mid-February.

The Home Track "SSS" points will be awarded to a driver and may be collected at any Super Series Starter event at their home track, or any other 358-Modified weekly track. The events can be a regularly scheduled night or a special event during the season, but must be scheduled in advance and published. A track can make any of the three races a NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier, too.

The nine post Labor Day Series events will determine a champion and award the top 15 drivers at the year-end banquet. A point fund of more than $32,000 in cash and contingencies has been established. The champion will be determined by a combination of Home Track Bonus Points, Home Track Super Series Starter (SSS) Points and Series Championship Points.

The series Championship will conclude at a new 125-lap, $7,500-to-win event on Friday, Oct. 23, at Weedsport Speedway.

DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Schedule

Sept. 6 Sunday Cornwall Motor Speedway

Sept. 12 Saturday Autodrome Drummond

Sept. 18 Friday Mohawk International Raceway

Sept. 19 Saturday Autodrome Granby

Sept. 20 Sunday Le RPM Speedway

Oct. 7 Wednesday Weedsport Speedway (NAPA SDW)

Oct. 8 Thursday Brewerton Speedway (NAPA SDW)

Oct. 10 Saturday NY State Fairgrounds (Non-points)

Oct. 16 Friday Brockville Speedway

Oct. 23 Friday Weedsport Speedway 125

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BUSY OFF-SEASON FOR RANSOMILLE SPEEDWAY DRIVERS

RANSOMVILLE, NY-The changing of the guard continues at Ransomville Speedway as several drivers announce their intentions for the 2015 season.

Two of those drivers will be returning to the 358 Modified class. Scott George of Wilson, NY ran the class in he mid-2000’s. Boyd MacTavish of Ransomville, NY also ran the headlining division for a while before moving back down to Sportsman due to financial reasons.  MacTavish will also be back in the top class at Ransomville Speedway. Both drivers will be welcome additions to an already talented FinditQuick.com 358 Modified class. George is a 2003 Ransomville Speedway Investors Service Sportsman champion. The two time King of the Hill Sportsman champion has been busy the last two years. Not only having his own team, but also operating Ransomville Speedway Thursday night go-kart programs for son Zachary and daughter Greenley.

Both George and MacTavish each had one victory at Ransomville Speedway in 2014 and are looking forward to the challenges ahead.

Another driver moving up to the 358 Modifieds is Kenny Wills.  Wills has experience in the mini-sprints as well as a few wins last year in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman class.  Wills is the nephew of Sportsman campaigner Kevin Wills and cousin to another Sportsman pilot Allan Wills.

The Go-Kart program has certainly done its’ job as two drivers will be moving up to the Investors Service Sportsman class. The two are graduates of the Thursday night program, Brett  Senek and Austin Susice.

Senek was a rookie in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks last season and enjoyed two wins. Senek would enjoy a very successful season earning second in points and rookie of the year honors.   Susice is the cousin of Brett Senek.  Susice captured the title in the Gippsters Collision 4 Banger division in 2013 and is very excited about the opportunity to race in the open wheel ranks weekly.  Both drivers gave Sportsman a try in 2014 utilizing borrowed cars to campaign in the Van Raine Construction Novice class on a few occastions.

Don’t forget about Eastern Hills Mall show, which is scheduled for March 26th to March 29th. Entries are still welcomed – please email the track at raceransomville@aol.com, via facebook at Ransomville Speedway, or by calling the office at 716-791-3602.

The annual Membership and rules is scheduled for Sunday, February 8th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Hall in Niagara Falls, NY on 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.  Please see the website for times and further details.

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New Egypt Speedway to Honor 2014 Champions on Saturday, February 7, 2015

New Egypt, NJ-- New Egypt Speedway will honor its 2014 season champions at their annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This year will see a change in venue for the event that will move from Atlantic City to the Nottingham Ballroom in Hamilton, NJ.

“As much fun as Atlantic City was, the price increase and the decline in the quality of the food served had us look into venues elsewhere,” said General Manager Allyse Wolfinger. “The Nottingham Ballroom is centrally located and offers a great facility to host our banquet at a reasonable price.”

This past season’s champions Ryan Godown, Johnny Cornell, Mike Butler, Bill Liedtka, Phil Meisner, and Derek Krum will all be honored along with the top 10 in points from each category (top 3 for Rookies). The Speedway will be handing out over $30,000 in prize money thanks to American Racer and Lias Tire and will offer a silent auction filled with great prizes from our sponsors.

Banquet reservation forms are available on the homepage of the Speedway website www.newegyptspeedway.net. Please be sure to include your choice of entrée when returning forms. All reservations are due to the Speedway no later than Monday, January 26, 2015.

For more information on the 2014 Awards Banquet, visit www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook /newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway. New Egypt Speedway is 7/16th mile, family friendly dirt racing track located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ.

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Season 51 at the Woodhull Raceway gearing up to be the best yet

Street Stock pay-out will increase, Short Track Super Series to make inaugural appearance in 2015

(Woodhull, NY) As we are just under 100 days until the start of the 2015 season, Ted and Brandi White are ready to begin their sixth year as owners and promoters of the Woodhull Raceway with this year is set to be another great year.

"We are very excited and anxious to get back to our Saturday night home in just a few months, but we still have a lot of work that needs to be done," said White.  "The schedule is still in the works but more things will be announced in the upcoming weeks."

All six regular classes will be returning to competition and be part of the regular Big 6 show nights throughout the course of the season.

Perhaps one of the biggest changes comes in the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stock Division, where the pay-out purse has been set at $225.00 to win for the past number of years. This year; $400.00 will be awarded to each main event winner in the Street Stocks, with $50.00 being paid to each driver just to take the green.

If there are twenty or more cars, an additional $100.00 will be added to winner's check making it $500.00 to win, and $100.00 to take the green.

"One of our main goals this year is to get Street Stock racing back where it used to be," White added. "For many years, the Street Stocks here have had the best racing competition, hopefully with the pay-out increase, we  can get back those great races the fans and drivers used to enjoy!"

Many drivers have approved of this change and are already excited for the new change including last year's Joe Willcox Performance track champion, Brett Marlatt.

"Joe [Willcox] and Ted are definitely going in the right direction with this decision. I feel by opening up the rules a little bit and rewarding these hard working street stock drivers, it will encourage drivers from other tracks to take the trip to the high banks," said Marlatt.

The rules will remain the same in the five other classes and the Street Stock rule changes will be finalized and released in the next coming weeks.

Another big highlight on the 2015 schedule is the inaugural appearance of the Short Track Super series under the promotional directions of Brett Deyo. That is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th with rain date being placed on Wednesday, August 12th. The highly anticipated event will feature Big Block/ Small Block Modified's racing for $5,100, 602 Crate Sportsman and Four Cylinders.

Driver registration is available now on the track website and  you are encouraged to register soon as the season is approaching very quickly!

More things will be announced in the next week or so pertaining to the 2015 season. Be sure to check the Woodhull Raceway website and facebook daily for anymore special announcements.

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GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY OFFERS LESS EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE SPORTSMAN AND LATE MODEL ENGINES

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 3, 2015 . . . In an effort to cut the expenses for NASCAR Late Model and Sportsman racers at Grandview Speedway promoter Bruce Rogers has announced the availability of GM604 and GM 602 crate engines.

The engines develop 400 horsepower @5500 RPM, 400FT/LBS of torque @4500 RPM.

The weight advantage for the crate engine is 2375 pounds for the crate Sportsman while the standard Sportsman will carry 2450 pounds. In the Late Models the crate Late Model will carry 2250 pounds compared to 2350 for the standard Late Model.

Making the crate engine even more attractive is the fact that the engines are rebuildable by any engine builder adhering to Grandview Speedway rules. There are several local engine builders that can handle the rebuilds and then have track inspectors seal the motor.

The GM 604 is available new, delivered the very next day, for $5675 from Fred Beans Parts. Telephone Dave Whittinger at 877.385.5769.

The crate engine program came together with the help of two engine inspectors, the Grandview track tech team and head tech inspector Ed Scott. The engines ca be rebuilt for approximately $2,000 to $2,500.

According to those involved in planning the engines the two are very strong, durable and will be very competitive.

With the torque the new crate engines will develop Scott and his staff along with speedway management feel they will be better on restarts and coming off the turns.

Anyone with questions may telephone Ed Scott after 6 p.m. at 610.298.2408 or Cliff Quinn at 484.357.2587.

“We feel very strongly that this engine program will go a long way toward cutting the expenses,” said promoter Bruce Rogers. “This is a great first step toward keeping costs under control. We are excited about this first step.”

Complete details will be included in the 2015 Grandview Speedway Rule Book when it is released on the track website, www.grandviewspeedway.com, in approximately one to two weeks.

Grandview Speedway will kick off their 2015 season on Saturday, March 28th at 12 noon with the annual free-to-the-public practice session which will feature the NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman along with other divisions of competition planning to race at Grandview.

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GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY KICKS OFF 53RD CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF EXCITING AUTO RACING ACTION WITH FREE TO THE PUBLIC PRACTICE SESSION ON MARCH 28TH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 2, 2015 . . . Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing will once again be the mainstay of a busy schedule of auto racing announced by track owner Bruce Rogers for his Grandview Speedway.

The very popular one-third-mile, clay banked oval will kick off the 53rd consecutive season of auto racing on Saturday, March 28th with a free-to-the-public practice session that has a 12 noon starting time.

Once again the award winning racing facility will offer a very busy schedule that includes quite a variety of events including the standard Saturday night NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman along with 410 Sprints, Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, 305 Sprints, USAC and Renegade Sprints, Enduro competition and Blast From the Past Vintage racing.

It is expected that 10-time NASCAR 358 Modified champion Jeff Strunk will return to action this season along with three-time NASCAR Sportsman champion Jared Umbenhauer. There will be no defending Late Model champion as the 2014 champion Randy Stoudt has retired leaving the top spot up for grabs.

Topping the Saturday night schedule in 2015 will be the rich Freedom 76 Modified Classic on September 12th. The 76-lap race will reward the winner with $25,000 plus added perks. This will be the 45th annual edition of the richest event for the Modifieds in the area. Again, as in past years, the rain date for the Freedom 76 is the following Saturday, September 19th.

Included in the 76er weekend will be Friday night action that will feature the Race of Champions Sportsman stock cars and 305 Sprints.

The Forrest Rogers Memorial featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings will take place on Saturday, August 8th and will see the winner walking off with at least $10,000. A rain date, if needed, is set for August 15th.

Another very popular Saturday night event is the LIBS Firecracker 40 for the BRC Late Models giving that division their richest event of the season. Always a fan favorite show the July 4th event will include another great Fireworks display.

Again in 2015 Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers will team up to present the Thunder on the Hill Series, the 26th edition, which will feature a variety of racing competition. The Series will kick off on Saturday, May 24th with a 5-25s show that will feature 25-lap features for Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, 305 Sprints and Legends cars.

Season tickets, offering reserved seating for all Saturday night racing action from March through September, are available for just $350. Please send a check or money order payable to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to help speed up the processing of the season ticket.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY 2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(As of 12/28/2014)
This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, March 28   FREE to the Public Practice Session.  12 Noon

Saturday, April 4                      Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Saturday, April 11                     Modifieds 35 laps, Sportsman & Late Models7 PM

Saturday, April 18                     Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Saturday, April 25                     Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7 PM

Saturday, May 2                        Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 9                        Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models +Blast from the Past Vintage racing7:30 PM

Saturday, May 16                      Modifieds, Sportsman, & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 23                      Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 24                        THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM 5-25’s Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, 305 Sprints, and Legends

Saturday, May 30                      Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models + Blast from the Past Vintage racing-7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 2                       THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic – USAC Wingless Sprint Tour and ARDC Wingless Midgets  7:30 PM

Saturday, June 6                        Modifieds, Sportsman 40 laps, & Late Models

Saturday, June 13                     Modifieds, Sportsman, 305 Sprints 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 16                       SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race-7:30

Saturday, June 20                      Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 27                     Modifieds, Sportsman, & Late Models + Blast from the Past Vintage racing 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 30                       THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series, 410 Sprints & Race of Champions Modifieds  7:30 PM

Saturday, July 4                         Modifieds, Sportsman & the Libs Late Models Firecracker 40 Plus FIREWORKS SHOW! 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 11                       Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 18                       Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models + Blast from the Past Vintage Racing-- 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 25                       Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models –Atlas Paving Night 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 28                       THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES-Renegade 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*NASCAR Point Race -7:30 PM

Saturday, August 1                    Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models-7:30 PM

Saturday, August 8                    Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 15                  Modfieds, Sportsman & Late Models (Forrest Rogers Memorial Rain Date) 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 22                 Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models + Blast from the Past Vintage Racing 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 29                  Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models (30 laps) Bernheisel Racing Night 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 5               Modifieds, Sportsman & Late Models 7:30 PM

Friday, September 11                 Race of Champions Sportsman & 305 Sprints 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 12            45th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic-$25,000 to win plus Cash Dash 7 PM

Saturday, September 19            Freedom 76 Rain Date   7 PM

Saturday, October 17             THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, 305 Sprints, Legends, Blast from the Past Vintage Racing – 6 PM

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New Egypt Speedway Announces 2015 Season Schedule

Two Day All Star Cup Weekend and Return of World of Outlaw Sprints and USAC Wingless Sprints Mark Highlights

New Egypt, NJ-- New Egypt Speedway’s 2015 weekly racing season schedule is complete with a major addition of a two-day All Star Cup weekend event. With the success of the 2014 All Star Cup event, Speedway management created a two-day event featuring all 6 weekly running divisions who will be competing for increased purses.

Friday, September 18th, will be titled the “Prelude to Cup “ and feature the Sportsman division racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to take the green, the NERS Sprints racing for $1,500 to win and $150 to take the green, and the Street Stocks racing for $500 to win $60 to take the green. The Street Stock purse will be elevated even higher thanks to Black Flagged Racing and what will be the second annual Black Flagged Racing Street Stock Spectacular.

Then on Saturday, September 19th, the third annual All Star Cup Shootout will feature a $10,000 to win, $500 to take the green, 40 lap Modified event along with a $5,000 to win, $300 to take the green Crate Modified event and an as yet to be determined NEWS Wingless Sprint event. The weekend will feature plenty of driver bonuses and fan giveaways throughout the weekend courtesy of Black Flagged Racing and more. If you are interested in becoming an All Star Cup weekend marketing sponsor, please call the Speedway at (609) 758-1900.

In addition to the two-day All Star Cup weekend, New Egypt Speedway will see the return of several successful and anticipated mid week events. The World of Outlaw Sprints will return on Tuesday, May 19th, which is their only New Jersey appearance of their season. On Thursday, June 4th, the USAC Wingless Sprints will return to the Speedway and feature a different support division then the 2014 affair. The Crate Modifieds will be the featured support division that night.

Also returning to the Speedway will be the Brett Deyo “Dirty Jersey 3” featuring a $10,000 to win Modified event and soon to be determined support divisions. The Dirty Jersey 3 will take place on Thursday, June 11th, with a rain date of Monday, June 15th. Then on Tuesday, August 25th, the Len Sammons and Bob Miller promoted Jersey Rush featuring the 410 Sprints and Modifieds will be at the Speedway. That event will carry a Wednesday, August 26th, rain date.

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Big Diamond Speedway Joins Renegade Sprints Schedule in 2015

FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 4, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints welcomes another Pennsylvania race track to the 2015 schedule.

Big Diamond Speedway, which is a 3/8-mile oval located in Pottsville, Pa., will host a Sunday date next season.

"It's something new and exciting," Big Diamond Speedway Owner and Promoter Jake Smulley said. "It's not the same old song and dance. Everything you read about the Renegades is good. It seems like they have a good driver following and our fans have been asking to see them."

Big Diamond Speedway marks the fifth track in Pennsylvania to book at least one Renegade Sprints event in 2015.

"It's a great competition every time the Ohio drivers and the Pennsylvania drivers race one another," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "It will be exciting to have another one of those battles at Big Diamond Speedway, where Jake and his team have done a great job."

Stay tuned for more track announcements in the near future.

"We are working diligently to put together a solid schedule for next year," Helms said. "Our goal is to get a tentative schedule out to the drivers and fans within the next couple of weeks."

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SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE FOR 53RD SEASON OF AUTO RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY    

BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 2, 2014 . . . Looking for that special gift for that special race fan on your Christmas shopping list? Or perhaps you are just looking to make yourself happy with a great gift. A season pass for every Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing event at Grandview Speedway during the 2015 season may be just the gift you are looking for. The Bechtelsville, PA one-third-mile, banked clay oval will be presenting its 53rd consecutive season of auto racing under the promotion of the Rogers family.

For just $350, no increase in the price over the 2014 season, a 2015 Grandview Speedway season pass offers a guaranteed seat for each exciting Saturday night of auto racing entertainment.

Again in 2015 the Saturday night shows will feature the highly competitive NASCAR 358 Modifieds, the exciting Late Models and the popular Sportsman stock cars in action plus a special attraction from time-to-time.

Included in the season pass is the Forrest Rogers Memorial, the Firecracker 40 Late Model event, the Freedom 76 for Modifieds racing for $25,000 to win along with other special Saturday events.

Each season pass holder is entitled to a reserved seat for the season and avoids standing in the ticket line.

A check in the amount of $350 should be sent for each season pass being ordered. Make the check payable to Grandview Speedway and mail to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for convenience in getting the season pass returned to you.

Again in 2015 Grandview will present the Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing events along with the midweek special Thunder on the Hill events promoted by Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers.

The traditional free-to-the-public practice session will kick off the season on Saturday, March 28 at noon.

A complete 2015 season schedule will be released in early 2015.

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Big Diamond Rolls Into 2015 With “Drivers’ Favorite” American Racer Tires

MINERSVILLE, PA - Following the 2014 season, DIRTcar and Big Diamond management have parted ways.

The historic Minersville, PA facility will open its doors next spring as an unsanctioned race track.

"It is unfortunate the way things ended with DIRTcar," stated track owner Jake Smulley. "We feel it is in the best interest of our fans and competitors to return to being independent. This is the first of many steps to correct and make the '15 season monumental."

Following the DIRTcar decision to part ways with Big Diamond, speedway management was quick to bring back two familiar names to the facility.

American Racer will be the tires used in 2015. Any track stamped tire will be accepted with only a compound rule in effect. Sunoco Race Fuel will be powering all race cars next season. Both American Racer and Sunoco had been fixtures at the track before 2014.

"The Hoosier DIRTcar-mandated tires just didn't work on our surface," Smulley stated. “Many racers have struggled in 2014 on the Hoosier tires. Our racers are excited that American Racers will make a return to the speedway. We're excited to see the return of the side-by-side, edge-of-your-seat racing Big Diamond is known for.”

Replacing the previously scheduled Super DIRTcar Series event on Tuesday, May 5 (rain date: May 6) will be Brett Deyo's ‘Anthracite Assault II’ which will be part of the thrilling Short Track Super Series 2015 schedule. This event will be unique in that it will offer both North and South Region points for the series and is expected to bring a diverse field of cars to Coal Country. The ‘Anthracite Assault’ was last run at Big Diamond in July 2011.

Officials are already counting down the days to an exciting 2015. The first on-track activity will be open practice - any car with a roll cage is welcome to attend - on Sunday March 15 at 1:00 p.m.

Opening Day is scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m., with the 358-Modifieds battling for $4,000 to win and $300 to take the green. Sportsman, Roadrunners, and Street Stocks will join the action full card of action.

With one of the Northeast's highest purses for all of its weekly divisions (358-modifieds, sportsman, and road runners) fans can once again expect to see some of the strongest fields and car counts of any track.

Be there as Rick Laubach, Wayne Witmer, and Jeremy Becker hope to fight off all challengers and repeat their 2014 championships.

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2014 Season comes to an end this past Saturday with season awards banquet

(Woodhull, NY) Over 250 mothers, fathers, sponsors, track employees, and of course drivers gathered inside the beautiful and luxurious Watson Homestead in East Campbell, New York to celebrate another great year of Dirt Track Racing at the Woodhull Raceway.

The night was highlighted by Billy Van Pelt winning his 16th career track championship in the 370 Modified's.

"I had an awesome year, despite from what happened. A year ago I didn't even have a ride, so thanks again Grant (Hilfiger). This is a pretty emotional time, yes, I have been up here so many times, 16 this year, but this year was special." Said Van Pelt during his championship interview.

Rookie of the  year went to Chris Fisher, who piloted the Don Lawson #18 for a majority of the year. The sportsmanship award went to Brady Fultz.

Picking up his 7th track championship was Glenn Writenour in the 360 Late Models. Writenour tallied up Four Main event wins in 2014 and won by a margin of 66 points over runner up, Carl Hughes, who picked up his first 2 career wins in 2014.

Russ Morseman collected his first career track title in the Crate Sportsman, after winning two track championships in the Street Stocks. Morseman only won two features all year but was mighty consistent notching 12 top five finishes. Cory Costa, who was also this year's Rookie of the Year in the Crate Sportsman division finished the season second in points with four feature wins and 12 top five finishes.

Morseman will be piloting his MRC Chassis in the Modified ranks next season.

Ted and Brandi White would like to thank EVERYONE, that make the Woodhull Raceway the way it is and New York's Toughest Bull Ring. Big plans are in store for 2015 as the Short Track Super Series will hit the High Banks in August, under the promotion direction of Brett Deyo.

Be on the lookout on both the track website, and our facebook page for information regarding rules, and other race related events in 2015.

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STRUNK, HOWARD, UMBENHAUER AND STOUDT EARN HONORS AT 52ND GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET

GILBERTSVILLE, PA NOVEMBER 15, 2014 . . .  Champions and other outstanding performers were honored at the 52nd annual Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet held at the Gilbertsville Fire Co. Social Hall on Saturday night with a large turnout of competitors and fans on hand.

For the 10th time in his long storied career Jeff Strunk was able to claim the NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified title while Jared Umbenhauer was honored as a three time NASCAR Sportsman champion while Randy Stoudt, who recently announced his retirement from racing, celebrated his second NASCAR Late Model title.

Pottstown, PA based Jeff Strunk teamed up with car owner, New Yorker Vinnie Salerno, to grab the title and the more than $10,000 in track and NASCAR point money. Strunk was able to claim the title with another season-long consistent performance winning two features and tallying 5332 points. Duane Howard, Oley, PA, took second in the standings with five feature wins and 5165 points. By virtue of his five wins Howard was able to claim the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pennsylvania State title and earlier had laid claim to the American Racer Cup Modified championship earning his Atlas Paving #66 team a lucrative season ending payoff. Craig VonDohren, Oley, took third in the final standings with three feature wins and 4967 points.

Jared Umbenhauer, who is based in Richland, PA, won his third straight NASCAR Sportsman title with 11 feature victories and 5144 counters driving the Bashore Trucking/Eastern Rigging #5. Orefield, PA’s Brett Kressley kept the point battle close and finished second in the final standings earning four wins and 4899 points. Veteran Kenny Gilmore, Kutztown, PA, managed to come home third in the standings with 4364 points despite not have a feature win.

The top 20 drivers and top 10 owners in each division were presented with beautiful awards for their 2014 season efforts while the top ten drivers and top five car owners earned point fund checks. The champions received beautiful custom rings from the track owners, Bruce and Teresa Rogers and family.

During the evening veteran Modified racing talent Terry Meitzler, a past champion at Grandview, announced his retirement.

Jeff Ahlum, just completing his first year as the track announcer, introduced special guests, officials and others, before getting into the many special awards. Media members in attendance and a number of working officials were presented with tokens of appreciation.

The NASCAR 358 Modified Division special award recipients were:
Mike Kellner, Rookie of the Year
Kyle Borror, Best Newcomer
Nate Christman, Most Improved Driver (going from 15th in the 2013 point standings to 8th in the 2014 points)
Eric Biehn – Best Appearing Car for his No. 87
John Willman – Hard Luck

The NASCAR Sportsman special award recipients:
Jim Housworth – Rookie of the Year
Brett Gilmore – Best Newcomer
Jordan Henn – Most Improved Driver (12th in 2013 and 6th in 2014)
Guy Germano – Sportsmanship
Craig Whitmoyer – Best Appearing Car #99
Ronnie Krex – Hard Luck

The top three in the final point standings received plaques courtesy of NASCAR.

Speedway management announced that the 2015 season would get underway with the annual Free-to-the-Public practice session on Saturday, March 28th. The 2015 schedule will be released later in the year with Saturday night racing featuring NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models.

POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS
1. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA  #4* 5332**
2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66 5165*****
3. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA  #1C 4967***
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #46 4740*****
5. Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA #53 4108
6. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA  #357 3942
7. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17 3503
8. Nate Christman, Fleetwood, PA  #37 3314
9. Kevin Hirthler, Bechtelsville, PA  #117 3301*
10. Jordan Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #19 3192

POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR SPORTSMAN
1. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #5 5144***********
2. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 4849****
3. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA  #7 4364
4. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA  #4* 3888*
5. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA  #72 3545
6. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA  #77H 3506
7. Ryan Beltz, Harleysville, PA  #221 3498
8. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA  #14J 3402
9. Erik Renninger, Bridgewater, NJ  #51 3316
10. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA  #99 3215*

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