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Mike Neff
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Sprint Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Thursday with Tech Talk. Mike works as track announcer for Millbridge Speedway and East Lincoln Speedway, local bullrings based outside of Charlotte, and pops up everywhere from Athlon Sports to SIRIUS XM Radio.
Lucas Wolfe puts on speed display in run to Port Royal Speed Week victory

Lucas Wolfe puts on speed display in run to Port Royal Speed Week victory

Lucas Wolfe got a warm reception when he pulled into Victory Lane Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Fans cheered. Some even took time to give Wolfe a standing ovation. It was well-deserved for a week full of speed. See, Wolfe has been the fastest car in Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week. He set quick time in five of the six shows in which he competed but had little to show for it other then a pair of runner-up finishes. ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Coke Zero 400

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Coke Zero 400

Key Moment - The only set of green flag pit stops occurred from lap 83 through 87 Sunday. Aric Almirola was running near the end of the top 10 when he peeled off to pit lane. He was the second car off in the group of cars he came down with, and slotted into second when the entire cycle of stops continued. That quick stop put the No. 43 in position to win the race. In a Nutshell - Combine a ... Read More »

Rusty Griffaw Dominates Highland Speedway for First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Rusty Griffaw Dominates Highland Speedway for First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

By Jordan Morris HIGHLAND, Ill. — July 5, 2014 — Rusty Griffaw dominated his way to his first victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season Saturday night, leading flag-to-flag en route to capturing the $1,000 prize at Highland Speedway. After coming up a few spots short on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway, Griffaw kept the pressure on the rest of the field the entire night by starting up front and capturing the lead early. Griffaw ... Read More »

Tyler Reddick Grabs First Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Highland Speedway

Tyler Reddick Grabs First Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Highland Speedway

By Jordan Morris HIGHLAND, Ill. — July 5, 2014 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Tyler Reddick made his dramatic return to dirt ovals on Saturday night at Highland Speedway, as he led the final 26 laps en route to capturing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory and the $10,000 checkered flag. Reddick, an 18-year-old Corning, Calif. native, has been absent from Dirt Late Models since the World of Outlaws World Finals last November while he competed on a ... Read More »

Joey Doiron Scores Popular Victory in Southern Maine Motors 150 at Beech Ridge for PASS North

Joey Doiron Scores Popular Victory in Southern Maine Motors 150 at Beech Ridge for PASS North

By Dick Thierren Joey Doiron has not been setting the world on fire in the 2014 PASS North Super Late Model Series, but his luck may have just peaked at the right time as he picked up a big win in the Southern Maine Motors Firecracker 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine this past Saturday night. Doiron’s victory comes just two weeks before the biggest Super Late Model event in the Northeast, that being the 41st Annual ... Read More »

Indianapolis Speedrome Results – July 5th, 2014

Indianapolis Speedrome Results – July 5th, 2014

Speedrome Race Results Saturday July 5, 2014 Advance Auto Sales Late Models Fast Qualifier - Mike Hadley Jr 18.280 Seconds 75-Lap Figure 8 Feature #1 1 Jesse Tunny 2 Doug Greig 3 Ben Tunny 4 Jacob Garrigus 5 Mike Hadley Jr 6 Austin Tunny 7 Curtis McMurtrey 8 EJ Neat 9 Manny Aguilar 10 Todd Shelby 11 Donnie Garrigus III 12 Tim Smith 13 Speedy Teepe 14 Larry Hahn 15 Casey White 16 Steve Frost 17 Bobby Whitaker 18 Ron ... Read More »

Stevie Smith keeps rolling, earns $10,000 Speed Week score in Mitch Smith Memorial

Stevie Smith keeps rolling, earns $10,000 Speed Week score in Mitch Smith Memorial

By Jeremy Elliott Drivers with new teams are supposed to need time to mesh. The more track time, the better. Stevie Smith blows up that theory in 2014. The second Smith hooked up with legendary Sprint Car driver, now owner, Fred Rahmer and Dave Pritchard for a part-time Friday night gig at Williams Grove, this team has been the class of the field. They are fast. And getting faster. Smith looked comfortable behind the wheel despite a few weeks off ... Read More »

Brian Shaw Captures First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Fayette County Speedway

Brian Shaw Captures First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Fayette County Speedway

By Jordan Morris BROWNSTOWN, Ill. — July 4, 2014 — Brian Shaw was able to do something that no one else has been able to do for three races, defeat Mike Harrison. Shaw dominated Friday night at Fayette County Speedway, leading all 25 laps, claiming his first $1,000 checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season. Mike Harrison continued his hot streak by grabbing the pole position for the feature event. Harrison’s grip on the top ... Read More »

Brandon Sheppard Escapes Fayette County Speedway with DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

Brandon Sheppard Escapes Fayette County Speedway with DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

By Jordan Morris BROWNSTOWN, Ill. — July 4, 2014 — 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard may of not had the fastest car Friday night, but he had the lead when the track began to take rubber and passing became difficult, helping him score the $7,500 checkered flag at Fayette County Speedway. Sheppard would lead the field to the green flag with Wednesday night’s winner Jason Feger starting on his outside. Sheppard started the race by clearing Feger for ... Read More »

Cale Gale Back in Action at Hickory Motor Speedway

Cale Gale Back in Action at Hickory Motor Speedway

Winston – Salem, NC. (July 4, 2014) – The last time Cale Gale sat in his No. 82 Modified was May 25th and after five weeks of not racing, Gale and his Rheem / Gale Force Suspension Management / Vape Escape of Kernersville team are ready to get back in action this Saturday night at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway competing in the KOMA Unwind Southern Modified Series. “We were really unhappy with our results at Coastal Plains Speedway back ... Read More »