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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.
Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff On Michigan Speed, Fuel Mileage And The Rules Box

Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff On Michigan Speed, Fuel Mileage And The Rules Box

The No. 20 team was faced with some very difficult circumstances this past weekend at Pocono. Their car was severely damaged early in the race, through contact with Jamie McMurray and they were forced to make extensive band-aid repairs to try and get their car to the finish. Remarkably, driver Matt Kenseth was not only able to limp home, despite a mashed-up front end but he did so while staying on the lead lap. While the points don’t matter like ... Read More »

Brownstown Speedway DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Events Rained Out

Brownstown Speedway DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Events Rained Out

Tours head to Kankakee County Speedway for Thursday night races BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – June 11, 2014 – Rain has forced tonight’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals opener, as well as the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event, to be cancelled. No rescheduled date has been announced. The two tours move to Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday, June 12. For more information on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals or the DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals, click www.TheHellTour.com or www.ModifiedNationals.com, or follow the series on ... Read More »

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 »