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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.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Roars to Life on Wednesday, June 11, at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Roars to Life on Wednesday, June 11, at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway

2014 tour comprised of 33 events in 39 days through nine Midwestern states CONCORD, N.C. – June 10, 2014 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals pushes drivers, crews and Dirt Late Models to their limits by competing 33 times in the span of 39 days beginning Wednesday, June 11, at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway. The schedule is so grueling some call it “The Hell Tour.” So many tracks are seeking a piece of the action the schedule was increased to six weeks, ... Read More »

Dale McDowell Has $100,000 Dream Night at Eldora Speedway

Dale McDowell Has $100,000 Dream Night at Eldora Speedway

McDowell charges from 22nd to victory in DIRTcar Late Model-sanctioned crown jewel event Courtesy Kevin Kovac/DirtonDirt.com/Eldora Speedway ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 7, 204 – Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., completed some unfinished business on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Nine years after inheriting a triumph in the prestigious World 100 that left him feeling less than satisfied, the 48-year-old veteran captured the famed one-half mile oval’s other, richer crown-jewel event with a convincing drive to the checkered flag in the ... Read More »

Vision Quest Night at Fremont Speedway sees Mark Keegan win for the 60th time

Vision Quest Night at Fremont Speedway sees Mark Keegan win for the 60th time

By Brian Liskai FREMONT, Ohio – To say Saturday was a special night at Fremont Speedway is…well…a HUGE understatement. And the outcome? Mark Keegan found victory lane for the 60th time in his career. Craig Mintz sported a throwback wing and claimed his second 410 sprint win of season. Shawn Valenti…well, was Shawn Valenti and scored his 7th win of the year in the dirt trucks. While there were familiar faces in the Engine Pro Victory Lane, how they got ... Read More »

By Brian Liskai Quincy, Mich. (Saturday, June 7, 2014) – There’s an old saying: “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” Danny Holtgraver was both Saturday at Butler Motor Speedway. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver took advantage of other driver’s miscues and benefitted from timely caution flags and drove to his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win of 2014. It is Holtgraver’s 7th career All Star victory and he became the 10th different winner in ... Read More »

411 Motor Speedway results – 6-7-2014

Thunder & Lightning Finish Start Driver, No. 1. 4 Dale Watson, No. 11 2. 2 Steve Owens Jr., No. 17 3. 5 Steve Hillard, No. 2 4. 1 Chase King, No. 44 DQ 3 Dennis Barton, No. 35 (soft tire) Sportsman Finish Start Driver, No. 1. 6 Terry Poore, No. 2 2. 4 David Miley, No. 71 3. 3 Rex Coffey, No. 329 4. 2 Wayne Rader, No. 01 5. 1 Dalton King, No. 51 6. 5 Erix Hux, No. ... Read More »

Cole Timm Outlasts Preston Peltier For 1st Career PASS South Win At South Boston

Cole Timm Outlasts Preston Peltier For 1st Career PASS South Win At South Boston

By Alan Dietz SOUTH BOSTON, VA (June 7) – Cole Timm wrestled the lead away from his racing mentor Preston Peltier coming to the white flag and held on to win his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model race Saturday night at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway. Timm’s victory came as a surprise to few since the 15-year-old driver has been knocking on the door as of late finishing second in two of the last seven ... Read More »

Bowman Gray Stadium Race Recap – 6-7-2014

Bowman Gray Stadium Race Recap – 6-7-2014

By Ben Lookabill The first race on the card for the night was 20 Laps for the Sportsman Series. Michael Adams and Ryan Robertson led the field to Green. Adams got away on the start with Robertson right behind. Taylor Branch and Derek Stoltz were charging hard through the field. Coming to the White Flag Robertson got Adams loose and moved to the lead. Robertson took his second win of the year over Adams in second and Taylor Branch in ... Read More »

Townley and Coughlin Record Top-10 Finishes; Boston Caught in Late-Race Accident

Concord, NC (June 9, 2014) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards headed to Pocono Raceway for the first of two stops at the Tricky Triangle during the 2014 season. Venturini Motorsports fielded three fast Toyota Camrys for Saturday afternoon’s Pocono ARCA 200 with drivers Justin Boston, Cody Coughlin, and John Wes Townley behind the wheel. After competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, Townley arrived at Pocono to pilot ... Read More »

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

By Bryan Hulbert TULSA, Okla. (June 9, 2014) – The month of June has arrived, and with it a lot of Mother Nature. This past weekend saw the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour scheduled for stops in Tennessee and Arkansas, only to have rain wash away both nights of competition. Good news though, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region pulled off both nights this past weekend with two drivers each working at getting the proverbial monkey off their ... Read More »

J.C. Morton tops USRA B-Mod Special! Larry Ferris, Tim Setzer, and David Hendrix also visit Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway

J.C. Morton tops USRA B-Mod Special! Larry Ferris, Tim Setzer, and David Hendrix also visit Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway

By Dan Robinson Wheatland, MO- (June 9th, 2014)- With most of the other area tracks cancelled due to rain throughout the week, 119 cars jammed the Lucas Oil Speedway pit area this past Saturday night for Budweiser Weekly Racing Series competition. J.C. Morton topped a stellar 39 car field of Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods to take the special $500 win courtesy of MavTV. Larry Ferris scored the win in the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models while Tim Setzer got ... Read More »