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 …

I on IndyCar: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Was One for the Ages

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If you didn’t like the outcome of the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” otherwise known as the Indy 500, what in the world were you hoping for?

Sprint Cup Star Matt DiBenedetto Joins Motorsports Madness Tonight at 7 ET on PMN Radio

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Race Chaser Online/Performance Motorsports Network release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR photo – A full two hours of lively motorsports conversation, analysis and news, as well as a stop in by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Matt DiBenedetto, headlines the newest episode of Motorsports Madness, airing tonight at 7 p.m. ET on the Performance Motorsports Network. …

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NORTHEAST: “The Shark” Bill Sharkey Announces Return To Oswego Supermodified Racing Wars

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OSWEGO, N.Y. – Story By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Paul Murphy Photo – Popular Oswego Speedway Supermodified competitor Billy “The Shark” Sharkey will make his long-awaited return to Supermodified racing at the 5/8-mile Port City oval in 2016.  Sharkey made the announcement Sunday evening on his Facebook page. The fan favorite will be piloting a Hawk …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Five in Five; A Q&A With 2015 Mel Kenyon Midget Series Champion Kyle O’Gara

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — United States Speed Association photo — Kyle O’Gara is capping off a strong 2015 season with his third appearance at the Rumble in Fort Wayne inside Allen County’s War Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center. The 20-year-old Hoosier native won the Mel Kenyon Midget Series points …

AUDIO/FEATURE – Alexander Rossi Making The Most of F1 Opportunity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story/Audio by Race Chaser Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli – Getty Images Photo – Speed, innovation, and glamorous lifestyles are attributes that immediately meet the eye, but nationalism may be Formula One’s defining characteristic. Memories from special seasons endure long after the final checkered flag unfurls. Epic showdowns between rivals like James Hunt/Niki Lauda and Ayrton Senna/Alain …

AUDIO/FEATURE: CLASSIC COUNTDOWN – Oswego Speedway Anniversary Celebration Draws Classic Size Crowd

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OSWEGO, N.Y. – Story and Photo By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – This article kicks off Race Chaser Online’s Special Collection of Classic Countdown Stories leading up to the 2015 Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway September 4-6.  We hope you enjoy this look back at the track’s 65th Anniversary celebration, which took place two weekends …

WINGS ON WHEELS: Supermodified Milestone, Sprint Car Domination and Mini Outlaw Mania

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — TSR file photo — “Wings on Wheels” is a new addition to our RaceChaser Online column rotation.  We wanted to give some love to the open wheel-open cockpit set and present some cool driver/race event stories and thoughts.  Today is the debut.  We hope you like it! …

SOUTHEAST: Nick Tucker, Nick Hoffman Pick Up Open Division Wins at Millbridge Speedway This Week

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SALISBURY, N.C. – Story by RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photos by Kara Campbell – The Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury,North Carolina held two highly competitive nights of racing this week (Wednesday and Saturday) for the mini outlaws, one of the fastest growing divisions in all of motorsports.  Nick Hoffman (Wednesday) and Nick Tucker (Saturday) picked up victories in …

MIDWEST: Paraplegic Micro Sprint Racer Eric Saunders Sweeps on Independence Day at Plymouth, Sets Even Higher Goals

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LAKEVILLE, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — Saunders Racing/Cracked Lens Media photo — I can. I will. Those are the words painted on the front of Eric Saunders’ 600cc Micro Sprint. Saunders, 22, suffered a terrifying injury while practicing for a Motocross race in 2011. In the blink of an eye, Saunders’ life was changed. …

AUDIO/RECAP: Speed Sport Double Down; Kyle Beattie Fastest in Both Qualifying Groups at Millbridge Speedway

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SALISBURY, N.C. — Report and photo by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Audio by Tom Baker and Kyle Magda — For most of the year, Millbridge Speedway is a neat little dirt track nestled quietly between Mooresville and Salisbury, just north of Charlotte, N.C. However, on Wednesday nights and some Saturdays, the track plays host to mini-outlaw …

NORTHEAST: Leaty Wins Richie Evans Memorial Modified 75 at Oswego; Sitterly and Doyle Also Victorious

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OSWEGO, NY – Story/Photo by RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Oswego Speedway opened for their 65th straight season on Saturday night with a tripleheader that featured the Novelis Supermodifieds, the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds and the Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Modified Tour. Sunshine and above average temperatures (in the 80’s) saw a strong …