Charlotte Race Week is NASCAR Paradise and More

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It’s a great week to be alive and to be a RaceChaser.  It’s the perfect week to be a RaceChaser who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. When racin’ folk think of Charlotte, most think of NASCAR and that’s as it should be.  After all, Charlotte is the roots of stock car racing’s guiding light.  As a journalist, driver coach and …

Short Track and NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Dies

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May 16, 2013  By Tom Baker – RaceChaser Online Managing Editor. It’s always sad when you lose a legend.  It’s even sadder when they take their own life. One of racing’s all-time greats may have chosen to do just that today.  Charlotte, North Carolina CBS affiliate WBTV.com is reporting that NASCAR and Short-Track Legend Dick Trickle has died at the …

Texas Racer Kade Taylor to Compete in Charlotte During NASCAR Race Week

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(Kilgore, TX) – Kade Taylor virtually dominated the action in the Outlaw class at Kam Kartway in Texas last weekend, winning his heat and feature.  Now he’s preparing for a trip to NASCAR country to compete against some of the top racers on the East Coast at Millbridge Speedway, located in Salisbury, North Carolina just outside Charlotte. World of Outlaw …

Oswego SBS Racer Andrew Schartner Audio Interview – May 14, 2013

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RaceChaser Online Managing Editor Tom Baker from The Tom Baker Show sat down with Oswego (NY) Speedway Small Block Supermodified racer Andrew Schartner of Charlotte, N.C. to discuss racing at the nationally known  “fast 5/8 mile” oval and his season-to-date.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!   May142013AndrewSchartner Schartner, 23, has won several features in the SBS division at Oswego and has …

“Downtown” Michael Brown Third at I-77 In His Own Car

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(Chester, S.C.) – Michael Brown finally brought out his own No. 06 Rocket Chassis for the first time this season at I-77 Speedway in Chester, S.C. and finished third. “You always want to win,” He said after the race was over. “But this was a really strong effort for the first time out with the car this year. We qualified …

Chad Phelps Wins Fulton Big Block Mod Main

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FULTON, NY – MAY 11, 2013 (By Dave Medler) – During the week Chad Phelps made a call to Billy Colton at Troyer looking for advice on car setup. That advice paid off as Phelps took the big 35 lap Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified win on Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway. On lap17, Phelps shot from third …

Shane Lee 2nd and 4th In Hickory Action

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(Hickory, N.C.) -Shane Lee got a little closer on Saturday to getting back to victory lane at Hickory Motor Speedway. He finished second in the Limited Late Model division and fourth in the NASCAR Late Model 100-lap main. “We had the fastest car in the Limited feature I think,” Shane said after the night was over. “But we couldn’t get …

Banal Blasts to NDRA Carolina Speedway Win

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GASTONIA, NC – Steve Banal topped the 21 car Carolina Workwear NDRA Late Model field Friday night at Carolina Speedway to score his second victory of the 2013 season. The Troutman, NC resident went wire to wire for the win. Timbo Mangum had his best showing of the year with a second place finish over Ross Bailes, Billy Thompson and …

Nick Lascuola Second at Seekonk Speedway

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Abington, Mass. – Nick Lascuola raced hard all day in the Nick’s Pit Stop INEX Legends division at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway, giving leader Nick Ladyga all he could handle before finally finishing second in the first feature of the 2013 season. Nick finished second in his heat race and he also posted the fastest time in the feature as well. …

Garbo Wins Zloop Challenge Round Four on WrenchRags Night at Hickory

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(Newton, NC — May 5, 2013) David Garbo, Jr. found his way to Victory Lane Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in the 100-lap Zloop Challenge for the Bojangles’ Late Models during WrenchRages Night at the Races. Other winners of the evening included Casey Pierce in the Paramount KIA Limited Late Models, Ben Ebeling in the Strett Stocks, Jeremy Birch …