WEST: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Announces 2016 Calendar of Racing Events

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MONTEREY, Calif. – official track release — Richard Dole/LAT for IMSA photo — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will celebrate 59 consecutive seasons of hosting motorsports events in 2016 with a packed major events schedule showcasing national and world championship series’ of sports car, open wheel and motorcycle racing, as well as one of the most prestigious annual historic car racing …

WEST: Jake Kruger, Ed Nastasi Among Winners at Houston Motorsports Park

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Houston, TX – official track release – Photo by Steve Steinle – NASCAR Modified driver Jake Kruger and NASCAR Coke Truck driver Ed Nastasi were the big winners Saturday night at Houston Motorsports Park’s “Patriot Motor Company Night.” NASCAR Modifieds In the top-of-the-line NASCAR Modified division, Jake Kruger locked horns with young Ryan Luza in an entertaining, 60-lap battle of wills …

Kevin Swindell Rallies at Devil’s Bowl During Texas Outlaw Nationals

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MESQUITE, Texas  – official release – Photo by Seth Lacewell – Although he didn’t register the result he aimed for last weekend, Kevin Swindell showed improvement throughout the Texas Outlaw Nationals. Swindell, who made his debut driving for Brandon Berryman, fell behind the eight ball from the start of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Devil’s Bowl Speedway …

MICRO SPRINTS: Hagopian Tops Delta Speedway Special, Wins Super 600 Main Event

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STOCKTON, Calif. – official track release — Blakesley Sports Media photo — Last year’s Highbanks Hustle winner, Jake Hagopian, topped an all-star roster of drivers to win Friday night’s Super 600 micro sprint special at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif. The one-seventh mile dirt track welcomed a myriad of professional dirt racers to challenge the valley’s best in four divisions …

NSCS: Back in the Saddle; Brian Vickers Returns to the Race Track at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo – It has been a long six months for Michael Waltrip Racing veteran Brian Vickers. Vickers, who will turn 32-years-old later this season, was sidelined during the opening two races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

NSCS: Fast Out West; Larson Leads Opening Practice at Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NASCAR photo — Kyle Larson showed he had a finesse for intermediate tracks during his rookie season in 2014, finding speed quickly at tracks like Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. He backed his performances from a year ago up during Friday …

WEST: Houston Motorsports Park, 360 Motorsports Offer Free Hoosier Tire Seminar On March 20

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HOUSTON, Texas — official track release – Hoosier Tire Asphalt Business Unit Manager Irish Saunders will be at 360 Motorsports on March 20 to offer a free seminar where he will share in-depth information about Hoosier asphalt racing tires. The seminar will be hosted jointly by Houston Motorsports Park and 360 Motorsports. “We at Hoosier want to give every racer …

WEST: Houston Motorsports Park Launches 2015 NASCAR Season With Test Sessions

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HOUSTON — official track release – Jake Bow photo — Houston Motorsports Park, one of the nation’s premier stock car racing venues, will launch their 2015 NASCAR short track racing season with two “Test and Tune” dates – March 7 and March 21, 2015. These two practice dates will lead up to HMP’s annual SpeedFest event which is set for …

SPRINT CARS: Redemption for Reutzel in Winter Heat Showdown Finale

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SOMERTON, Ariz. — official release — Malcom White photo — Aaron Reutzel capped the inaugural Winter Heat Showdown by accomplishing a goal that had evaded him throughout the first week and a half of the new year. Reutzel led all but one lap on Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, where he recorded his first 410 sprint car feature victory during the …

KNPSW: Gracin Raz To Run Full K&N West Schedule In 2015; Will Compete For Rookie Honors

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — official team release — Team GDR photo — 17-year old Gracin Raz from Lake Oswego, Oregon has signed an agreement with Jefferson Pitts Racing (JPR) to race the full 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule for Rookie of the Year honors. Raz will be led atop the pit box by Jeff Jefferson for his rookie season. The …

LOMS: Lucas Oil Modifieds Announce Record 10-Race Schedule for 2015

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CORONA, Calif. – official series release — Lucas Oil Modified photo — The Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart will celebrate a milestone with the most ambitious schedule in its history in 2015. The menu for the series’ 10th anniversary season starts with “Ten for Ten,” a record 10 races to determine the champion driver, and includes two special …

IMSA: Tickets On Sale For Laguna Seca Sports Car Stop; Marks Only West Coast Visit Of 2015

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MONTEREY, Calif. — official track release — DMT Imaging photo — The Roar Before the Rolex 24 is just 23 days away and signals the start of the second year of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. The year gets underway to a fast start on the East coast in Daytona and Sebring before heading to Long Beach and Monterey …