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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.
Driver Diary – Ryan Millington

Driver Diary – Ryan Millington

The Summer Shootout is underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the next eight weeks, every Tuesday night, the speedway will host the future stars of racing in the INEX Legends and Bandoleros during the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout. Frontstretch will be there every week chronicling the action. We’ll also be sitting down with two drivers to document their entire shootout experience. Ryan Millington is a young driver who is making his Legends debut this Summer in the Young ... Read More »

Seth Moody Marches Back on Kids Night at Berlin Raceway

Seth Moody Marches Back on Kids Night at Berlin Raceway

The Party started outside the gates with bounce houses, airbrush tatoos and more fun on Kids Night at The New Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex. It was all about the kids, and the Friends of Casa and Miranda from WOODTV-8 and WOTV-4 helped gets things under way for the 4-in-1 Show! In Fact, Miranda jumped into the Berlin Raceway Ride-of-a lifetime two seat racecar and took the ride of her life! The Engine Pro Super Stocks were in action on ... Read More »

Tyler Courtney Perfect at Farmer City’s First MSCS Show

Tyler Courtney Perfect at Farmer City’s First MSCS Show

Farmer City, IL – June 6, 2014. Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, won the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature held Friday night at the ¼ mile Farmer City Raceway. The victory capped an exciting evening of firsts! It was the first appearance for the series at this track. In winning the 25 lap main event, Courtney posted his first MSCS feature victory. Also it was the first 410 non-wing sprint victory for the young man and it came early ... Read More »

26th Annual Brad Doty Classic to be Presented by Racing Optics

Limaland Motorsports Park welcomes back Racing Optics, the makers of laminated tear offs, as the presenting sponsor of the 26th Annual “Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics”. This World of Outlaws STP sprint car series sanctioned milestone event will take place at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. “Drivers from around the world in all forms of motorsports will tell you that once you’ve tried Racing Optics Tear Offs, it’s hard to ... Read More »

Brandon Mills runs away in Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour race in Sturgis

Brandon Mills runs away in Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour race in Sturgis

Fast Times in Sturgis SD for the BHMST By Doug Napier The Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour made its second stop of the season at the J.C. ‘Pappy’ Hoel Short Track in Sturgis, SD. The weather gave a short reprieve, just long enough to get the full race in. The recent rains made for a fast tacky track all night. Unfortunately, fast tacky tracks are usually hard on equipment, and that was the case for a number of the 23 ... Read More »

Jason Martin claims URSS Checkers in Lexington

Jason Martin claims URSS Checkers in Lexington

By Rick Salem Lincoln, Nebraska’s Jason Martin made the most of the first and last lap to capture his first URSS victory Sunday night at Dawson Co. Raceway in Lexington, NE. Jetmore’s rookie Jeremy Huish and Lacrosse KS’s Kade Hagan would bring the 13 car field to the green with Huish taking the lead into one and leading the first lap. North Plattes John Webster would move from his third starting spot into second with Martin going clear to the ... Read More »

Mike Looney Scores Second Consecutive Victory at Franklin County Speedway

Mike Looney Scores Second Consecutive Victory at Franklin County Speedway

By Andy Marquis CALLAWAY, VA :: Mike Looney picked up his second consecutive victory in Saturday night’s Cavalier Equipment King of the Bullring at Franklin County Speedway. After taking the lead from Johnny Cash in the middle stages of the 100-lap race, Looney held back a challenge from Preston McGhee to score the win. “We’re really blessed tonight,” Looney said. “I think it’s the Lord’s will. I knew that, if we shook that monkey off our back, we had a ... Read More »

Ryan Bernal Stays Hot at Kings Speedway in USAC West Coast Sprint Car Action

Ryan Bernal Stays Hot at Kings Speedway in USAC West Coast Sprint Car Action

By Lance Jennings HANFORD, CA – JUNE 1, 2014… After temperatures reached 100 degrees, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal made history by winning his fourth consecutive main event at Kings Speedway. Saturday’s $1,500 USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory at the Kings County Fairgrounds was Bernal’s series leading eighteenth win as the group returns to Tulare on June 21st. Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Dennis Howell, and Matt Mitchell rounded out the top-five drivers. Starting on the outside of the front row, ... Read More »

R.J. Johnson Sprints to Queen Creek Victory in USAC Southwest Sprint Action

R.J. Johnson Sprints to Queen Creek Victory in USAC Southwest Sprint Action

By Lance Jennings QUEEN CREEK, AZ – JUNE 8, 2014… Taking the lead from “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. on lap 20, Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson powered to his third USAC SouthWest Sprint win of the season. Saturday’s $1,500 triumph at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway was Johnson’s series leading fourteenth victory ahead of Davis, Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, and Matt Rossi. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson ranked third in passing points after winning the ... Read More »

Busy Six Weekend Stretch Begins Thursday for Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association

Busy Six Weekend Stretch Begins Thursday for Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association

Wheatland, MO (June 10, 2014) – This weekend will begin the heart of the 2014 schedule for the Lucas Oil MLRA. With temperatures rising outside, the next six weekends will be chock-full of Lucas Oil MLRA competition. Whoever survives and thrives over this stretch of the schedule is likely to be sitting well in the standings with a realistic shot at the season championship. Twelve races comprise this next stretch and it all gets started with inaugural visits to a ... Read More »