Week In Late Models: Overton And Simpson Win Big

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Brandon Overton was the big winner this week. He swept the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals two-day show in Kentucky and took the points lead in the process. That season is heating up with another pair of events in Tennessee this weekend.

Meanwhile, Chris Simpson pocketed the most money when he claimed the joint-sanctioned Slocum 50 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA. 

4/14: Corn Belt Clash

Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA
Who Won: Rained out.

4/14: Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals, Night 1

Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY
Who Won: Brandon Overton
Major Story: Overton jumped to an early lead over Jason Jameson and never looked back in this caution-free, 40-lapper.

4/14: MLRA Spring Nationals

Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO
Who Won: Will Vaught
Major Story: Vaught took the lead with five to go when Tony Jackson jumped the cushion in turn one.

4/15: Slocum 50, Mars DIRTcar/Corn Belt Clash

34 Raceway, West Burlington, IA
Who Won: Chris Simpson
Major Story: Simpson beat a star-studded field that included Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, and his brother Chad and pocketed $10,555 in the process.

4/15: Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals, Night 2

Florence Speedway, Union, KY
Who Won: Brandon Overton
Major Story: Overton made a perfect sweep of the weekend with this win at Florence. He lost the lead for a while, battled back, and then led the final 32 laps of 50.

This Week

4/20: Lucas Oil Late Models, Atomic Speedway, Alma, OH
4/21: Lucas Oil Late Models, Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH
4/21: Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals, Crossville Speedway, Crossville, TN
4/21: Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series, Columbus Speedway, Columbus, MS
4/22: Lucas Oil Late Models, Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD
4/22: Ultimate Late Models, Senoia Raceway, Senoia, GA
4/22: Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals, Volunteer Speedway, Bulls Gap, TN
4/22: Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series, ECM Speedway, Bremen, AL
4/23: Lucas Oil Late Models, Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA

Making The Switch: Max McGhee Transitions To Winged Sprint Car Racing

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By Tony Veneziano

Kenny Wallace: East Bay Winter Nationals Are 'Signal That Racing Has Begun'

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Few drivers across the world of motorsports possess the charisma and personality of Kenny Wallace. He’s a racer’s racer who’s done everything from NASCAR to local modified events.

Promoter Al Varnadore Talks East Bay Winter Nationals

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Next week the East Bay Winter Nationals will begin its 42nd year of kicking off the dirt racing season in Gibsonton, FL. 

10 Reasons Why Dirt Racing Loves East Bay Raceway Park: 5-1

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The snow and ice may be falling up north, but things are getting ready to heat up in the Tampa Bay area.

10 Reasons Why Dirt Racing Loves East Bay Raceway Park: 10-6

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The January snows are drifting in the Midwest and the Northeast is a snowbound tundra. The icy grip of winter has a firm hold on the northern two-thirds of the United States. It is during this time of year, when winter is bearing down hard, that we all look south to see the first glimmers of light at the end of the cold gloomy tunnel.

Spencer Bayston Dominated USAC To Claim A Flo50 Spot

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Spencer Bayston was an all-or-nothing driver in 2017, but fortunately for his ranking in the Flo50 list of the Greatest Dirt Track Drivers, the “alls” greatly outweighed the “nothings.”

Brandon Sheppard Finally Wins A Wild West Race In The Finale

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Brandon Sheppard got glimpses of the front of the field for most of the Wild West Shootout, but he was forced to watch someone else go to Victory Lane — that is, until Sunday night. 

When Kyle Bronson Gets To East Bay For Winter Nationals, His Goal Is To Win

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Kyle Bronson will have to keep up with the action live on FloRacing as he misses the first three nights of next week's Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, FL, but he will try to steal the show during the Saturday night finale on Jan. 27.

Ricky Weiss Goes Back To Victory Lane In Night 5 Of The Wild West Shootout

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Ricky Weiss won the opening night of the Wild West Shootout and was on his way to a second win in Night 2 when he was knocked out of the lead by Bobby Pierce. He was forced to wait a week before returning to the hallowed ground, but he dominated night five at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley.

Christopher Bell Earns Back-To-Back Chili Bowls

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Christopher Bell joined Rico Abreu and Kevin Swindell as drivers who have won consecutive Chili Bowls when he rolled into the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, OK Saturday night. Abreu won in 2015/2016; Swindell was victorious for four years from 2010-2013. Bell’s late-race pass on Kyle Larson came after his NASCAR colleague experienced mechanical problems, making it a bitter sweet win for the Oklahoma native.