Representatives from Across Motorsports Unite to Advocate for Racing Safety

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BRAINTREE, MA— When it comes to racing safety, drivers, sanctioning bodies, safety organizations, clubs, series, track owners, circuit designers, safety personnel, equipment manufacturers, coaches/HPDE groups, insurance companies, journalists and every other motorsport constituent play an important role. Stakeholders may perform different jobs, but they all converge on a race course.  That’s why a diverse group of safety advocates has united to …

Canadian Cameron Hayley, JPR Enter SRL Southwest Tour Vegas Finale

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LAS VEGAS, NV — (November 13, 2018) — Getty Images/NASCAR Photo –Canadian stock car racer Cameron Hayley hasn’t raced in a couple of seasons due to starting a family and taking a more active role in the family business. Those things haven’t quelled the former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racer’s need for speed, however, and Hayley is excited to …

BAKER: My Five Favorite Classics Part 1 – It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

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OSWEGO, N.Y. — By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker —  Bob Gangwer/Wing Side Up photo — (This is the first of a two-part story focusing on the 62nd Annual Oswego Speedway Budweiser International Classic 200, coming up this Sunday, September 2nd, 2018). I’ve been to almost every International Classic since 1974, with the exception of a few of …

Austin Langenstein To Compete In Inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 At Indy

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CARMEL, Ind. —  Prominent Indiana businessman Joe Murello announced today that he will field a USAC P1 Insurance Midget for up and coming race car driver Austin Langenstein, 25, at the Driven2SaveLives BC39, being held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 5 and 6. The event will honor the late Bryan Clauson and will be held on the new …

Stanley Hayes Wins For The First Time At Charlotte’s Bojangles Summer Shootout

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CONCORD, N.C. – Championship battles came into focus during Tuesday night’s eventful, action-packed sixth round of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout grassroots racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to the future stars of racing mixing it up on Charlotte’s frontstretch quarter-mile, fans were treated to a quad racing exhibition and an autograph session featuring NASCAR standouts Daniel Hemric, Corey LaJoie, Noah Gragson and Spencer …

Bojangles Summer Shootout Round 4 Recap: Hurricane Al, Ruff, Mayer, Canipe Win

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CONCORD, N.C. – “Hurricane Al” swept through Charlotte Motor Speedway during Tuesday’s round four of the ten-race Bojangles’ Summer Shootout. WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin reigned supreme in the Media Mayhem school bus slobberknocker among area media personalities, which kicked off the night’s action on a damp, difficult track to navigate. Conklin’s second Media Mayhem victory in a row was the fourth of his career, but …

RJ Valentine Among Motorsports Industry Experts Discussing Racing Safety at IMRRC

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.  – A group of motorsports industry experts will discuss “Racing Safety Through the Years” at the International Motor Racing Research Center on Saturday, May 19. The panel of five will cover the progression of racing safety from the early 1950s to recent times. The conversation will showcase the challenges and solutions utilized in decades past as well …

Maynard Troyer – Another Good One Gone

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Mooresville, N.C. — The hearts of the racing community throughout the northeast and the world of stock car racing are hurting as news spreads of legendary asphalt modified builder and racer Maynard Troyer’s passing on Thursday at the age of 79. Troyer, from Spencerport, New York, built and raced asphalt modifieds in the late 1960’s until 1982, when he retired …

NASCAR Suspends Spencer Gallagher Indefinitely

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — NASCAR has announced that Talladega XFINITY Series race winner Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. NASCAR issued a statement this morning saying that on May 1, Gallagher was found to have violated Section 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the 2018 NASCAR rule book.  The statement went on to …

Ovens: 1-on-1 with Chemung Speedrome’s John White

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In what has been a bitterly cold off-season from racing, the racing community surrounding the pavement racing scene in the Twin Tiers has been swirling. Opinions regarding schedules and a nearby track discussing re-opening seems to have been the biggest buzz.