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WELLER WINS 1ST IN SHARON BIG-BLOCK MODS SINCE 2010; RUSH LATE MODELS TO LUNGER FOR 3RD TIME IN LAST 4 RACES; WATSON IS NEWEST MOD WINNER; DOUBLE REPEATS IN ECONOS; 1ST WINS FOR WAGNER & KOBY IN STOCKS & MINIS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH May 4, 2013 For the second straight week, Sharon Speedway was blessed with a beautiful sunny, 70-degree spring day. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Saturday night were Jim Weller, Jr.-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Bryan Wagner-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Jeremy Double-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Ken Koby II-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Sam Kavala of Titusville, Pa. and Paige Skelton of Niles, Ohio were the …

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DIVISION STANDOUTS KING, PEGHER & DELLINGER ADD TO SHARON WIN TOTALS WITH BIG-BLOCK MOD, RUSH LM & MOD VICTORIES; STOCKS & ECONOS TO DAVIS & BURNS; GILLILAND REPEATS IN MINIS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH April 27, 2013 After rough weather to begin the 84th anniversary racing season, Sharon Speedway was finally blessed with the nicest Saturday of 2013 with a sunny 70-degree day. A season high 105 cars filled the pit area. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Rex King-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Mike Pegher, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Alan Dellinger-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Paul Davis-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Steve Burns, Jr.-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Scott Gilliland-Deforest Used Parts …

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SHARON SET FOR WEEK #2 OF “STEEL VALLEY THUNDER” SATURDAY

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH April 13, 2013 After a successful 84th anniversary season opener on April 6, Sharon Speedway is ready to roll into week #2 this Saturday night, April 13. Racing will get underway at 7 p.m. featuring Sharon’s weekly “Steel Valley Thunder” program consisting of Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. After losing the first five early season events, a dry …

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DESPITE COLD, WET WINTER SHARON SPEEDWAY SET TO GO SATURDAY WITH 2013 OPENER; “STEEL VALLEY THUNDER” TO FEATURE 6 DIVISIONS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH April 6, 2013 Even with snow showers still scattered about and on the heels of a cold, wet winter, all systems are a go for Saturday’s 2013 opener at Sharon Speedway! The 84th anniversary season will get underway at 7 p.m. on April 6 featuring Sharon’s “Steel Valley Thunder” program consisting of Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. The …

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SATURDAY’S OPEN PRACTICE & ENDURO AT SHARON CANCELLED DUE TO WET GROUNDS; OPENING NIGHT UP NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 6

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH March 27, 2013 For the second consecutive week, Sharon Speedway has been forced to cancel Saturday’s (March 30) scheduled open practice and “Springduro 150” Enduro. The relentless unseasonably cold, wet weather hasn’t enabled track crews to be able to get on the 3/8-mile surface to date in addition to the parking areas being unusable left track officials with no choice but to cancel. With opening night up next Saturday (April 6), the “Springduro” 150 will not be rescheduled. Those that pre-entered will be refunded. A …

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Schrader First Gator and Points Champion Winner at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! Fan vote winner Wallace takes Six-Pack; Zimmer, Poel, Dillon capture Triple 20s BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 19, 2013 – Ken Schrader made another bit of history Tuesday night during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. Schrader, who won the Gator Championship on Monday night, returned to Volusia to finish fifth in the final DIRTcar UMP Modified Triple 20 and become the first driver to win the overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals points championship and the …

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By A Tooth! Schrader Gets UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Gator Championship Win

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! NASCAR Veteran Bags $5,000 and Short Track Dirt Racing’s Most Unique Trophy BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2013 – Ken Schrader charged from 10th to victory in the Gator Championship, denying Austin Dillon by a nose at the checkered flag Monday night during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. Schrader swept into the lead midway through the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win showcase for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, but had his hands full with Dillon charging off the …

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Westfall Motors to UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Gator Qualifier Triumph

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! Ohio driver locks into Monday night’s $5,000-to-win Gator Championship Redraw at Volusia BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2013 – Matt Westfall blazed a fast path to victory lane and earned the $700 winner’s check Sunday night during the second Gator Championship qualifier in the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. “We had a good evening, I qualified good enough to put it on the front row,” said Westfall, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. “The track was …

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Poel Powers to UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Gator Qualifier Victory

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! Michigan racer locks into Monday night’s $5,000-to-win Gator Championship BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2013 – Jacob Poel made his first visit to the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment a memorable one by capturing the Gator Championship qualifier Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park. “We just swapped a motor out yesterday, after having one problem after another,” said Poel, of Spring Lake, Mich. “I ran third in the heat and I don’t know where we started in that …

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Hoffman Wheels to UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Victory Friday Night

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! Defending Gator Champion Holds off Charging Florida Native Kyle Bronson to Claim Modified Money BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 15, 2013 – Nick Hoffman inherited the lead after Matt Cooper of McKenzie, Tenn., had mechanical issues on lap 11, and drove to his first win of the 2013 UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park. “I got a pretty good draw and I’m not usually good at the draw deal, said Hoffman, of Mooresville, …

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Sanders Rockets to Opening Night Victory at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit

Texan holds off Kyle Bronson, NASCAR heavyweights to earn first ever Gator trophy BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2013 – Rodney Sanders dominated the opening night of the 42nd Annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park. “We were pretty good but I think we have to get it a little better, at the end it was kind of fading away,” said Sanders, of Happy, Texas. “We went out on soft tires so we could get a start and hopefully stay up front …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: 2012 season recap

Cody McPherson wins despite brother Tyler McPherson’s late-season threats After a busy season in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified series, Cody McPherson was crowned champion. McPherson took the title after several races fraught with sibling rivalry, fighting with brother Tyle McPherson, who won series events at Ransomville Speedway, Merrittville Speedway Humberstone Speedway. The brotherly battle at these three consecutive races in September was all the inspiration Cody McPherson needed to charge to victory lane two weeks later during at Brighton Speedway’s Applefest. Although not scoring any wins, Martin Pelletier and Brandon …

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Pro Stock Star Rocky Warner Wins NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Sportsman Championship

    Rookie Desjardins Loses it on Last Lap, Letting Warner Take NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Championship 30   SYRACUSE, N. Y. – Oct. 7, 2012 – NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 2011 Pro Stock champion Rocky Warner added to his tally another victory, but not in the Pro Stock class. Warner, of Gloversville, N. Y., began running in the Sportsman Modified division last year, and again brought his Sportsman ride to Super DIRT Week and steered it to victory in Sunday’s Sportsman Modified Championship 30. “It …

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RAIN STOPS DAY ONE OF UMP NATIONALS, FULL SHOW SATURDAY

Revised Time Schedule Sees Saturday Action Starting 12:30   ROSSBURG, OH (October 5) – Intermittent rain showers that moved into southwestern Ohio have altered the schedule for this weekend’s UMP DIRTcar National Championships at Eldora Speedway.  Originally scheduled for two-days, the racing program will now be contested tomorrow (Saturday, October 6) with a revamped time format.   Competitor registration and pit pass sales will continue as scheduled today (Friday, October 5), starting at 12 p.m.  Pit pass sales for the UMP National Championships are scheduled to resume tomorrow (Saturday, October …

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