Broadslidin’: Still Plenty To Be Determined On The Northeast Dirt Roulette Wheel

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Column by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Mike Payne Racing photo — We’ve been able to cross a lot of unknowns off the list so far during this dirt track offseason in the Northeast. We’ve seen some monster announcements like the Short Track Super Series and Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour teaming …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Five in Five; A Q&A With New York Crate Sportsman Driver Brandon Butler

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. — Story and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Josh B photo — Brandon Butler is a Crate Sportsman Modified competitor at Woodhull Raceway in Upstate New York and had a very successful season, picking up multiple wins including a sanctioned Grit Racing Series event.  His smaller team also ventured out to …

NORTHEAST: Mike Jackson Not Returning As Black Rock Speedway Promoter

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DUNDEE, N.Y. – Story and photo by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens – Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, NY will see a new promoter in 2016 for the third season in a row with Mike Jackson’s announcement on Tuesday that he will not be returning as promoter of the four-tenths-mile clay oval. Jackson spoke exclusively with Race …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Backyard Motorsports Drivers Sharpsteen & Trank Ready To Tackle 2016 Season

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. — Story and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Matthew Boyce photo — Think back to the days when Dale Earnhardt, the Busch brothers or even Clint Bowyer got their starts in racing.  It wasn’t in immaculate race shops equipped with car lifts and all the supplies money could buy.  Most grass-roots …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Daugherty’s On Dirt; Future is Bright for Father-Son Duo in New York

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. — Story and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Dirt Correspondent Steven Ovens — Brad Ovens photo — We see it all the time, the ‘racing bug’ being passed down from generation to generation in racing families.  What we don’t always see, however, is the high-level performance of the older generation get passed on to the …

Broadslidin: It’s Not Over Yet; Silly Season on Steroids Still Has Potential to Get Crazier

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Column by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Brad Ovens photo — To say that this year’s version of ‘Silly Season’ has been nuts would be the biggest understatement of 2015. My wife, if she had an appreciation for Dirt Modifieds like I do, would say that this offseason has been ‘cray cray’. Top …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Hill & Guererri Ready To Live Their ‘Game 7 Moment’ Friday At Black Rock

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DUNDEE, N.Y. — Story and audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Curtis Berleue photo — It all comes down to Friday night.  A season’s worth of effort, late nights, tight budgets and down right determination will all converge on the ‘Fast Four-Tenths-Mile’ at the Black Rock Speedway on Friday night. Jared Hill leads CJ Guererri …

Sean Lias Remembered, Casey Pavlick and Jason Knowles Also on Turn 5 Live at 7:30 PM Eastern

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — Ted Schmidt/Walt Allen photo — The past few days have been particularly difficult for race fans across the country as well as locally in Upstate New York.  Not only did the racing world lose Verizon INDYCar Series driver Justin Wilson, the Northeast IMCA Modified world lost veteran racer and 250+ feature …

Crate Sportsman Tech Issues Aplenty to be Discussed At 7:30 PM ET on Turn 5 Live

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — Eagle Racing Engines photo This weekend’s theme was Crate Sportsman post race tech inspection and the hosts of Turn 5 Live have it covered from top to bottom on this week’s episode of Turn 5 Live on the Performance Motorsports Network. Kevin Ridley was in a borrowed ride this past weekend …

NORTHEAST: Triple Shot! Dgiens Sweep Modified, Sportsman Divisions at Black Rock on Friday Night

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DUNDEE, N.Y. – official track release by Race Chaser Online New York Dirt Correspondent Steven Ovens – Curtis Berleue photo – Joe Dgien and Jake Dgien have both been dangerously close to snagging victories at Black Rock Speedway in 2015. On Friday night, the dirt modified racing cousins graced Champion Power Equipment Victory Lane in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Joe …

NORTHEAST: Douglas B. Miles Agency, Inc, Seneca Lake Duck Hunter’s Association & Sutherland Builders Present Jeff Searles Memorial Race Night at Black Rock Speedway

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DUNDEE, N.Y. — Official track release by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Curtis Berleue photo — Friday night at the Black Rock Speedway will be a very special night as the Douglas B Miles Agency, Inc, Seneca Lake Duck Hunter’s Association and Sutherland Builders team up to present Jeff Searles Memorial Race Night. The night is …

NORTHEAST: Warner Wins Grit Series Aftershock At The Rock 50 & Squirrel Hunter Bounty

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DUNDEE, NY — official track release by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Curtis Berleue Photo — ‘The Flying Squirrel’ Rocky Warner has been on fire in 2015 in the Jake Spraker-owned 1J.  Warner added his second straight Black Rock Speedway win on Tuesday night- also his twelfth victory of 2015 and career win #9 on the SUNY …