Hedgecock captures fourth 2013 dirt Late Model victory

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LOUDON, Tenn. — There was never a doubt that one day Cory Hedgecock of Loudon would be a racer. For most young kids when they’re growing up, their parents attempt to keep them in a quiet environment. But that wasn’t the case for Hedgecock. Even as a young boy, Cory loved hearing the sound of a racing engine. And that …

Austin Peters Currently Eighth in Kingsport NASCAR Whelen Late Model Points

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (June 21, 2013) — Early in the racing season at Kingsport Speedway it seemed as if Austin Peters had used up all of his racing luck in 2012.  Last year he captured the track NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Dalton Direct Carpets” Late Model Stock rookie title, and also earned Tennessee State NWAAS Rookie-of-the-Year honors. Peters was the only …

Chad Ogle captures $3,000 Southern Regional Racing Series victory at Volunteer Speedway

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By Robert Walden – Volunteer Speedway Media/Public Relations BULLS GAP, Tenn. (June 22) — The Southern Regional Racing Series made their first-ever visit to Volunteer Speedway on Saturday night for running of the $3,000-to-win Summer Shootout 40. In racing you need a fast car and also have luck riding with you. Noted race engine builder Vic Hill, who’s also a …

AUDIO: NASCAR Late Model Mid-South Racer Chad Finchum

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Chad Finchum has been quietly enjoying a successful 2013 season to-date, with several wins and strong runs in Kingsport (TN) Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division.  He’s also had some K&N Pro Series East experience and is hoping to add to that very soon. RaceChaser Online Editor-In-Chief Tom Baker caught up with Chad in the midst of a …

Over Ten Years Later, Kres VanDyke Returns To Kingsport Victory Lane

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By Robert Walden  – Kingsport Speedway Media/Public Relations KINGSPORT, Tenn. (June 21) — There’s a saying that good things come to those who wait, and Kres VanDyke of Claypool Hill, Va., has waited since May 3, 2002, the date he last visited victory lane at Kingsport Speedway. But in all fairness to the 31-year-old VanDyke, the track sat closed from …

Chad Finchum Wins For Second Time This Year at Kingsport Speedway

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By Robert Walden – Kingsport Speedway Media/Public Relations KINGSPORT, Tenn. (June 14) — The Kingsport Speedway racing community gathered Friday with sad hearts to remember fallen racer Tony Ward, who unexpectedly at age 49 passed away last Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. Ward, from Kingsport and who competed for many years in the Street Stock division at “The …

Winning Combination For Chad Finchum Thus Far at Kingsport

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  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Chad Finchum opened the 2013 racing season at Kingsport Speedway by capturing the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Dalton Direct Carpets” Late Model Stock feature win, which placed him in the divisional points lead. Finchum remained there over eight out of the first 10 weeks of racing, with only Adam Long and Daniel Pope II briefly dropping …

Zeke Shell Goes Flag to Flag For Third Kingsport Speedway NASCAR Late Model Win

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By Robert Walden Kingsport Speedway Media/Public Relations KINGSPORT, Tenn. (June 7) — Zeke Shell of Johnson City turned in the most dominating performance of the season Friday at Kingsport Speedway by leading flag-to-flag for his third NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Dalton Direct Carpets” Late Model Stock feature win on Celebrity’s Hot Dogs Night at the Races. Paul Nogradi Jr. laid …

Welcome To The All-New RaceChaser Online!

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May 20, 2013 – RaceChaser Staff Charlotte, N.C. – A brand new Motorsports news site aimed at providing multi-media coverage of motorsports at all levels makes its debut today as RaceChaser Online goes “live” for the first time at www.RaceChaserOnline.com.  Tom Baker, a veteran Motorsports Insider with over 20 years of covering the sport as a writer and a broadcaster, …

Short Track and NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Dies

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May 16, 2013  By Tom Baker – RaceChaser Online Managing Editor. It’s always sad when you lose a legend.  It’s even sadder when they take their own life. One of racing’s all-time greats may have chosen to do just that today.  Charlotte, North Carolina CBS affiliate WBTV.com is reporting that NASCAR and Short-Track Legend Dick Trickle has died at the …