First Outlaw "Major" of the 2014 Season
Set for Saturday at Kalamazoo
Two-Time Race Winner Needles Returning in a New Ride
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Late Model Axles from Strange Oval Just $229
Industry – 4/16/14
Strange Oval KERA Axles have been, and continue to be utilized by many of the top teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series'  since 2008.  Now Late Model teams can enjoy the same technology for a fraction of the cost.  These axles are ultra-high strength, low-alloy steel that offer outstanding yield and tensile strengths, fatigue properties and high toughness.  The axles have CNC hobbed splines to control tolerances for even torque transfer and consistent misalignment angle of drive flanges.
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Oxford to Host $7,000 to Win Enduro Race on April 27th
Enduro – 4/16/14
The 2014 inaugural edition of the $7,000 to win, Colossal Carnage 150 Enduro scheduled for Sunday, April 27th at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) is quickly approaching. With entries being received daily, this event is sure to be a home run for the racers and the race fans alike. The event will feature street cars with the windows knocked out, and a few safety modifications added to the vehicles. There are no yellow flags in this event, as only the green, red, black and checkered flags will be waved. The pits will open at 7am, and tech will follow at 7:15am. Post time is 1:30pm.

Discounted Tickets Available for ARCA Menards 200 at Toledo
ARCA– 4/15/14
Discounted tickets for the May 18 Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway are now on sale at six Menards stores in northwest Ohio. The tickets are available for the special price of $15 between now and race day if purchased at Menards. For more information, visit the ARCA Racing website here.

Feature Racing at South Alabama Begins This Saturday Night
Tracks – 4/15/14
South Alabama Speedwway will begin their "points-counting" schedule on Saturday night, April 19, with seven divisions of racing on the card.  Super Stock's, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Roadrunners, Coyotoes, Mini-Sportsman, and Cuplite cars will all be in action.  Pit gates open at 3pm, main gates open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm.

Starting Times, Purses, and Handicapping Boosted at Beech Ridge
Tracks – 4/15/14
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) announced on Monday changes to the starting times, purse structure, and handicapping for their weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Series “NASCAR-Nite” program.

NASCAR Nites on Saturday nights from May 24 through August 30 will begin at 7 pm, compared to the previous start times of 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm.  Purse structures for all divisions have also been boosted with winners taking home, on average, an extra 35%.  Top-10 drivers will have their purse increased by an average of 50% for the 2014 season.  Pro Series and Wildcat teams will now use the same qualifying procedure as the Sport Series with drivers racing for starting position in their features.

LFR Chassis Super Late Model Chassis Now Available
Industry – 4/15/14
LFR Chassis Inc. located in Mooresville, North Carolina has announced via their Facebook page that their new Super Late Model chassis and body are now available.   They have bare chassis or black powder coat available with body mounted.  Check out their photos on their Facebook page today and order your chassis by calling 704-662-3306.

Exposure Opportunities Available During 51's Upcoming Events
51 - 4/14/14
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Big Money for SPEARS Finale at Kern County (CA)
Tracks - 4/14/14
Kern County Raceway Park has announced a blockbuster event for October 31st - November 1st, with the inaugural Fall Shootout.  The event will be highlighted by the prestigious SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour in a 100 lap race for $10,003 to win, joined by the CITGO Lubricants Late Models in a non-points CITGO 100 for $5,000 to win. For more info visit

Airborne to Host Eight "Bonus" Races for Modifieds in 2014
Tracks - 4/14/14
There will be an open-wheel civil war at Airborne Park Speedway (NY) this summer.  The historic race track will provide the coliseum as two divisions of Modified stock car gladiators converge in a battle at more than 100 miles per hour during an eight-race showdown.  Drivers and cars from the DIRTcar-sanctioned Modified class will be eligible to race against teams from the NASCAR-sanctioned Sportsman Modified division in a set of eight “bonus” feature races throughout the summer season.  The races will be run as a supplement to the regular 11-race DIRTcar Modified schedule at Airborne and will allow that division’s star competitors to race every week at their home track.

Mother Nature Wins Big 8 Series Opener
Big 8 – 4/7/14
The 2014 season for the Big 8 Series got off to a wet start as afternoon showers prevented the race from taking the green flag.  Series officials announced the rainout along with that the event will not be rescheduled.  Their next event will be on Monday, May 26th at Columbus 151 Speedway in Columbus, Wisconsin.

Three Wins for Rocco is a Waterford First Since 1960
Tracks – 4/14/14
Wallingford, Connecticut racer Keith Rocco won the three marquee features Sunday at Waterford Speedbowl.  The three race wins marked the first time a driver had picked up three victories on the same day since Don Collins did it on June 6, 1960.  Rocco won the 50-lap Late Model race, the 64-lap SK Modified feature as well as the 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series headline event.

5 Flags Blizzard Race Preview on BLAB-TV Monday
Blizzard – 4/14/14
Interact with show hosts Tim Bryant and Steve Stokes on Monday’s edition of “In the Groove,” the weekly interactive show on BLAB-TV in Pensacola, Florida that spotlights the action at Five Flags Speedway.  This week, Tim and Steve will recap this past Friday’s Winged Sprint Car race from Five Flags as well as preview the upcoming Blizzard Series and Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco combination event on April 25 at Five Flags.  Tune in to BLAB-TV from 6-7pm CT Monday, which is local cable channel 48, or stream it live online at

Rogers to Pilot Crooks SLM in Easter Bunny 150
SLM – 4/14/14
Monday, Clay Rogers announced on his social media streams that he will be piloting the GRIP Seminars No. 68 for Crooks Racing in the PASS South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 19.  Rogers has two career PASS South victories to his credit, both coming in back-to-back events at South Boston (VA) and Ace (NC) Speedways in 2011.

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