KNPSW: Bickford Hoping for Bigger Things in 2016 After Season of Close Calls in K&N West

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and NAPA, Calif. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo – For James Bickford, his 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West stat sheet does not do him justice. In a season full of close calls and near-misses, the 17-year-old, Napa, Calif. native made strides in the “Learning” category despite …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Sargeant Reflects on 2015; Looks to Follow His Road to the National Spotlight

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and BOCA RATON, Fla. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Audio by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman – Wauters Motorsports photo – Dalton Sargeant has never had the “usual” background for a driver rising up the ranks. His racing adventure has spanned across two continents and three extremely different forms of racing — from …

NSCHoF: Donny Schatz Garners 410 Driver of the Year Award for Eighth Time in His Career

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KNOXVILLE, Iowa – official release — Dave Biro III photo — For the eighth time in his career, Donny Schatz was voted the Driver of the Year by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2015 Knoxville Nationals winner, Chico Gold Cup Race of Champions winner and World of …

AUDIO/RECAP: Right Place, Right Time; Gamester Pounces for Second Career Rumble Win

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Seelman photo — Two years ago, Russ Gamester and his 1977 Grant King chassis blew the doors off of the Rumble Racing Series National Midget field to win their first Rumble in Fort Wayne A-Feature. On Saturday night, however, it took capitalizing on …

AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Twice is Nice; Derek Bischak Rolls to Sweep of Rumble Quick Time Awards

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Audio, story and photo by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Derek Bischak continued the “sweep” theme to qualifying for the 2015 Rumble in Fort Wayne on Saturday, blistering the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum floor and moving his career National Midget Quick Time Award total to three with the Rumble Racing Series. Bischak, …

AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Larry Joe Sroufe Sweeps Non-Winged 600 Drills; Nearly Sets New Track Record

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Audio, story and photo by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Just like in the winged 600cc midget class, qualifying for the non-winged 600cc midget class on Saturday afternoon at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center was swept by one driver. In the case of the 25-car non-winged field, that driver …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Season of Change Closing With Rumble in Fort Wayne Debut for Austin Prock

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Audio, story and photo by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — When you think of the last name Prock in motorsports circles, the first name that likely comes to mind is renowned NHRA Funny Car crew chief Jimmy Prock, who spent years tuning the legendary “Prock Rockets” for 16-time champion John Force and now …

PHOTOS: In the Pits — Saturday at the Rumble in Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Gallery by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Check out photos from inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum pit area on Saturday at the 2015 Rumble in Fort Wayne!

RUMBLE NOTES: Day One From the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Story and photo by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — With practice day for the 18th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne officially in the history books, it opened the door for a myriad of storylines, moments and happenings to begin to weave themselves at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center. Heading …

INDOOR: Race Preview — 2015 and 18th Annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Race Preview by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Seelman photo – After 358 days, 51 weeks and countless hours and laps, the 2015 racing season comes down to one final, two-day spectacular to close the book on an incredible year — the 18th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne indoor racing championships at …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Champion’s Chat — Andy Seuss, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

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SALISBURY, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Performance Motorsports Network Audio — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Back-to-back championships in any racing division is a tough feat to accomplish, but for modified veteran Andy Seuss, it seemed like everything just fell into place in the second half of 2015. Seuss won …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Champion’s Chat — Doug Coby, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

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MILFORD, Conn. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Performance Motorsports Network audio — Bob Leverone/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Despite a roller-coaster journey on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2015, seven wins, 12 top-tens and six poles later, Doug Coby completed the dream season. Coby became a three time NWMT champion in 2015, winning his …