AUDIO/RUMBLE FEATURE: Bobby Santos returns to Rumble looking for breakthrough after successful NWMT season

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December 28, 2013 — Audio, cover photo and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — FORT WAYNE, IN — If it has four open wheels and goes fast, chances are, you’ll find Bobby Santos III driving it. Santos, out of Franklin, Massachusetts, has a long history in motorsports and modified racing. His grandfather, Bobby Santos …

Kyle Souza Blog: Seekonk Speedway 2014 Schedule Now Released

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Blog by RaceChaser Correspondent Kyle Souza – Photo by Tracy Strohmier – December 16, 2013 – It seems like a long way away but April Test and Tune sessions at Seekonk Speedway will come quickly enough. Every year it seems like I say the same thing, “Wow the off-season went by fast.” Even though it’s still before Christmas, things for …

DIRTcar: Sheppard and HBR drop Silly Season Bombshell

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November 29th, 2013 — Story and Photo by Steven Ovens for Race Chaser Online — Well, no one saw this one coming. The World Finals have come and gone.  Drivers and teams have begun licking their 2013 wounds and have started preparing for another run at the 2014 Mr. DIRT Championship.  Brett Hearn and Matt Sheppard duked it out again …

DRIVER SAFETY: “Crash Pad” Paving Way To Safer Sprint Cars

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Making stock car racing safer has been a hot button issue since Dale Earnhardt’s passing in 2001.  Great strides have been made in that area.  The past couple of seasons have seen events that have now led to similar discussions about improving safety in sprint cars. Certainly the 2013 passing of Jason Leffler, Kramer Williamson and the injury to 3-time …

NWMT: Chew Calls An End To Driving Career

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November 1st, 2013 — By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Bryon Chew announced today that he has retired as a full-time competitor. Chew, from Mattituck, N.Y., began his NASCAR touring series career in 1999 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Chew ran 129 races across 10 seasons in the stock car division, …

Dirtcar: Billy Decker turns tables on dreadful Super Dirt Week

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Story by Steven Ovens- Photo By www.rickattheraces.com – It’s not hard to make the statement that Billy Decker couldn’t have been pleased with the performance he and his LJL Racing Team had at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.  They struggled in the fuel mileage department; an area that Decker has been known for and made a living out of …

NWMT: Preece Captures First Whelen Tour Title; Pennink Wins Sunoco World Series 150 To End Drought

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October 21, 2013 — By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — THOMPSON, Conn. – Rowan Pennink won the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart but it was Ryan Preece who left Thompson Speedway with the heavy hardware on Sunday as he captured the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship. Preece, from Berlin, Conn., capped off a stellar season highlighted by four …