Flashback Friday: Corey LaJoie Reigns in ARCA Return to Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — Story by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — Photo Credit  ARCA Archive – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Kentucky Speedway go hand in hand. Since debuting at the Sparta, Kentucky oval in 2000, ARCA has completed 21 events, with each race seemingly surpassing the previous ones in terms of talent and action. However, …

Flashback Friday: Robb Brent Claims Lone ARCA Victory at Pocono Raceway

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LONG POND, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Midwest Correspondent Aaron Bearden — ARCA photo — Robb Brent has never been a household name among the stock car racing community. Brent, a native of Shelby Township, Mich., made only a handful of starts in NASCAR, with his biggest claim to fame coming from making the first three starts of …

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. …

NSCS: Getting Rowdy; Kyle Busch Tops Final Sonoma Cup Practice

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SONOMA, Calif. — Report by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — NASCAR photo — Last season, Joe Gibbs Racing was one of the slowest teams in the field at Sonoma Raceway. During Friday’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session, they topped the charts. Kyle Busch laid down a 74.489-second lap to top the final practice session for Sunday’s …

Re-Energized: Clint Bowyer Tops Opening Cup Practice at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — Report by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — NASCAR photo — Looking for their third win in four years at Sonoma Raceway, Michael Waltrip Racing started the weekend off fast. Clint Bowyer put down a time of 1:14.979 to top opening Sprint Cup Series practice in preparation for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. The 2012 winner at …

Red Bull GRC Power Rankings: Ft. Lauderdale Fun

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After a long offseason, Red Bull Global Rallycross returned to action this weekend at Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for the first of 12 rounds of racing. With its return, the series brought thrills, jumps, and the heaviest usage of the word “joker” since the release of “The Dark Knight” in 2008. As America’s biggest rallycross series returns, RaceChaser Online’s Red Bull …

ARCA: Kyle Weatherman Holds On for ARCA Victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park

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NEW JERSEY — Recap by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — ARCA photo — Hidden amongst the three “crown jewel” Sunday races for memorial weekend, the ARCA Racing Series held a race on a road course with thrills, strategy, and even a first time winner. Kyle Weatherman played the strategy right in his No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Ford to …

ARCA: Gearing Up for Right Turns in Second Leg of Bill France Four Crown Championship

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MANUICE, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — ARCA photo — The stars of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards conquer multiple short-tracks, super speedways, and even dirt tracks, but this weekend they’ll do something they only do once per year: Turn right. The ARCA Racing Series returns to New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) this …

Month of May: Over a Century Later, The 500 Remains “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Midwest Correspondent Aaron Bearden — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Memorial Day weekend is a special time in the United States, when we honor those who have fallen while serving our country. For racing fans, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is even more special. Proclaimed as the greatest day in racing, the …

Month of May: There’s More Than (the 500) in Indiana

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The following story is part of Race Chaser Online’s special ‘Month of May’ series both building up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and paying tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. INDIANAPOLIS — Story by Race Chaser Online Midwest Correspondent Aaron Bearden — Anderson Speedway photo …

ARCA/CRA: Eddie Van Meter Ends 142-Race Drought at Anderson Speedway

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ANDERSON, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — David Sink photo — Many doubted that Eddie Van Meter would never return to victory lane. On Sunday, he proved them wrong. Van Meter took the lead just after the halfway point and fended off a furious late charge from Trent Snyder to win the Madison Counter Community …