ASCS Rules amended for 2014 campaign

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January 28, 2014 — Photo by Rudy Garcia — TULSA, Okla. — The American Sprint Car Series has announced an updated rules package for this season. Changes for the upcoming season include the recommendation for the front axle tethering system developed by ButlerBuilt. A safety strap for the draglink is now required as well as some form of strap or …

AUDIO/PODCAST: Rolex 24, Chili Bowl, NASCAR Chase Chatter Highlight newest Motorsports Madness

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January 21, 2014 – RaceChaser Online/Speed 77 Radio – In case you missed last night’s Motorsports Madness Show, brought to you by our partners at Speed 77 Radio, here’s the link! Lots of discussion about NASCAR’s potential changes to the Sprint Cup “chase” as well as the Rolex 24, a review of the  Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, conversation about AMA …

Derek Pernesiglio Among Saturday’s Millbridge Speedway Winter Series Winners

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January 19, 2014 – Photo Credit Derek Pernesiglio – Millbridge Speedway PR -Round three of the Bad Boy Buggies Winter Series at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, N.C. ended up being a day of first wins for some and tough luck for others. Fans braved the cold weather to watch the upcoming racers in our sport battle it out in round …

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Returning to Fulton (NY) Speedway July 23rd!

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CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 16, 2014 – Barry Skelly photo — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is returning to Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The event will mark the fourth time the Outlaws have invaded the 3/8-mile high-banked oval in upstate New York. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion who will be making his …

Tom Time Blog: Bentley Warren Bio Book A Must-Read For All Race Fans!

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Blog by RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – January 8, 2013 – “Wicked Fast” is an easy-to-digest, informative and often hilarious biography of New England racing legend Bentley Warren that was written by Bones Bourcier and published by Coastal 181 Publishing out of Massachussetts. You just have to buy this book.  It’s as simple as that. Having been blessed …

URC SPRINTS: Weller Eyes 2014 Rislone URC Championship with Ken Eldreth

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January 5, 2014 — via press release — Julia Johnson photo — MERTZTOWN, PA — At age twenty-eight, Josh Weller will start his eleventh season of sprint car racing this coming April, and he’s more excited about 2014 than any of his prior racing seasons. “The Wild Child” from Mertztown, PA has been tapped to take over the seat of the Eldreth …

MOTORSPORTS: Dave Despain Joins MAVTV Network

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CORONA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014) — FOX Sports Media Group (formerly SPEED) photo — Renowned motor racing broadcaster Dave Despain has signed a two-year contract with MAVTV American Real to host the network’s five live events, beginning with the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan. 18, and a series of 30-minute, one-on-one programs interviewing drivers …

AUDIO/SPECIAL FEATURE: Passion for racing brings Stewart back to his roots at the Rumble

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December 30, 2013 — Audio, cover photo and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — FORT WAYNE, IN — For three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, there’s nothing like a homecoming party in the middle of winter. And every year, the Columbus, Indiana native and motorsports icon makes it a point to return …

Angola native Bischak eyes repeat ‘Rumble’ victory

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Kevin Lillard Photo – Derek Bischak was so young when he first raced in the “Rumble in Fort Wayne,” he doesn’t recall the exact year. But the 25-year-old Angola native will never forget his most recent appearance. Taking advantage of NASCAR star Tony Stewart’s mechanical misfortune, Bischak raced to victory in the 50-lap midget feature that …

“The King” of the Outlaws calls 2014 Farewell Tour – Will Again Race For Tony Stewart

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Story by RaceChaser Online Correspondent Steven Ovens – Photo Credit to TonyStewartRacing.com- We all knew this day would come some day.  We probably have just tried to suppress the idea for years that at some point, The King of the Outlaws was going to finally call it a career and step out of his famous #11.  Well race fans, that …

New York Sprint Car Racer Lance Yonge Not Ready To Retire

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December 5, 2013 – By RaceChaser correspondent Steven Ovens – Earlier this summer, Race Chaser Online introduced you to Empire Super Sprints 360 competitor Lance Yonge and his 17J team.  When we talked heading into Utica Rome Speedway’s Inaugural Cole Cup, Yonge was contemplating putting the driver’s helmet on the shelf.  Now with the offseason rolling along and 2014 plans …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Briscoe rises from sprint car roots to tackle stock car dreams

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December 5, 2013 — Audio and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — As far as potential career progressions go, Chase Briscoe certainly picked one with proven success. After all, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and Kyle Larson, among others, have all used sprint cars as a springboard to future stardom at NASCAR’s highest levels. And …