Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Steve Cronenwett Jr. wins late model championship at Flat Rock Speedway

Steve Cronenwett Jr. of Flat Rock finished second in the final race of the season Saturday night and claimed the championship of the ARCA Moran Chevrolet Late Model series at Flat Rock Speedway. Paul Pelletier of Trenton won the race. Derek Wiley of Belleville finished third and Frank Jiovani (Harrison Township) fourth.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Taylor Ferns' strong run in winged sprint car race ended by accident

Taylor Ferns finished competed last weekend in the inaugural event for the Renegade Sprint Series at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. On Aug. 23, She timed in fourth-fastest of the 38 entries, and followed that up by finishing fourth in the fourth heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where she crossed the line fifth. She ran as high as third during the main event, and was running in the top five when contact with another car late in the race put her in the wall, ending her night.
The following night, the Shelby Township resident traveled north to Mercer Raceway Park in Western Pennsylvania for an event with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. She ended up 19th in the main event, after timing in 18th-fastest and finishing sixth in the third heat race.
“We had a really strong car at Atomic last weekend and it was unfortunate to get taken out how we did, because I think we had a top-three car,” Ferns told Ferns Racing PR. “I had people come up to me after the race and say that people knew we were there. It was tough not getting the finish we were hoping for, but we showed what we can do and hopefully we can carry a little of that into this weekend.”


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Flat Rock Speedway to crown four champions, including late model division, Saturday night

Flat Rock Speedway holds its annual championship night on Saturday.
Champions in four racing divisions, including the ARCA Moran Chevrolet Late Model class, will be crowned.
Steve Cronenwett Jr. is the driver to beat in the late model division.
The Flat Rock resident has a 70-point lead over Paul Pelletier of Trenton.
Frank Jiovani of Harrison Township is third, Derek Wiley of Belleville  fourth and Stan Yee Jr. of Clinton Township fifth.
Titles in street stock A main, street stock B main and figure 8s also will be decided.
Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m., and practice starts at 4. Time trials start at 5:30 and racing begins at 7. Tickets for the public go on sale at 4:30.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michigan International Speedway announces 2015 race weekend schedule

Jeff Gordon won the August 2014 race at MIS./AP photo
NASCAR Sprint Cup races for 2015 at Michigan International Speedway will be June 14 and Aug. 16.
The June race weekend at the track includes an ARCA race and a NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
A NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be part of the August weekend.
Here is the racing schedule:
Friday, June 12, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200 and Sprint Cup Qualifying
Saturday, June 13, NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sunday, June 14, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400
Friday, Aug. 14, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying
Saturday, Aug. 15, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sunday, Aug. 16, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Brad Smith finishes 19th in ARCA race won by Justin Boston at Madison, Wisc.

Brad Smith of Shelby Township finished in 19th place in the Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200, an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway on Sunday.
Justin Boston of Baltimore, Md., won the 200-lap race on the half-mile oval.
Kyle Benjamin and Brandon Jones finished second and third, respectively.
The No. 48 Ford driven by Smith completed 57 laps before dropping out of the race due to over-heating.
Boston drove the No. 25 ZLOOP Toyota to his second win of the season.
Benjamin, the defending race winner, drove the No. 37 Benjamin Racing Ford, and Jones was in the No. 4 Richmond Water Heaters-Menards Chevrolet.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kevin Harvick wins pole for Bristol; Jeff Gordon completes front row

Kevin Harvick put the No. 4 Chevrolet on the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol. Jeff Gordon qualified second. (Chevrolet photo)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Taylor Ferns to race in Ohio, Pennsylvania this weekend

Taylor Ferns plans to drive a winged sprint car at a pair of race tracks this weekend. She is to compete in the Renegade Sprint Series at Atomic Speedway in Chillocothe, Ohio, on Saturday, and in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Mercer Raceway Park in western Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Last weekend at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, Ferns finished sixth in the third heat race, coming up one spot short of transferring into the main event, which put her in the B-main. The Shelby Township resident finished fourth in the B-main to earn a spot in the feature, but had a valve break on the engine, which prevented her from being able to take the green flag in the A-feature.

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