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Mike Neff

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.

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

Stevie Smith took home the biggest check of Pennsylvania Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway, winning the Mitch Smith Memorial.

Credit: Elizabeth Frantz|efrantz@pennlive.com

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 …

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

Brian Shaw becomes a member of the winners' club at Fayette County Speedway in the 2014 Summit Modified Nationals.

Credit: Jimmy Dearing

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 …

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Brandon Sheppard Escapes Fayette County Speedway with DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

Brandon Sheppard was in the right place at the right time to notch the win at Fayette County Speedway in the Hell Tour.

Credit: Jimmy Dearing

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 …

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Cale Gale Back in Action at Hickory Motor Speedway

Cale Gale

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 …

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Brian Birkhofer Rockets to Second Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at LaSalle Speedway

Brian Birkhofer wins second race of 2014 Hell Tour at LaSalle Speedway.

Credit: Jimmy Dearing

By Jordan Morris LaSALLE, Ill. — July 3, 2014 — Brian Birkhofer marched from his fourth starting position to overtake Wednesday night winner Jason Feger on lap 11 en route to his second victory of the season, claiming the $5,000 checkered flag Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway. Feger, who started …

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Mike Harrison Rallies for Sixth Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified National at LaSalle Speedway

Mike Harrison nabs his sixth win of the DIRTCar Summit Modified Nationals at LaSalle Speedway

Credit: Jimmy Dearing

Harrison makes it three straight in DIRTCar Modified action. By Jordan Morris LaSALLE, Ill. — July 3, 2014 — A red-hot Mike Harrison charged from the fourth starting position to claim his third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory in-a-row on Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway. Allen Weisser and …

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Short Track Schedule July 4th – July 10th

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Friday 07/04/14 East Alabama Motor Speedway Phenix City AL Nesmith Crate Late Models Friday 07/04/14 Diamond Park Speedway Nashville AR USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprint Cars Friday 07/04/14 Perris Auto Speedway Perris CA California Lightning Sprints Friday 07/04/14 Perris Auto Speedway Perris CA USAC/CRA Sprints Friday 07/04/14 Placerville Speedway Placerville CA …

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Greg Hodnett doubles up, rides new car to 25th career Speed Week win at Hagerstown Speedway

Greg Hodnett makes it two in a row in Pennsylvania Speedweek with a win at Hagerstown.

Credit: Jeremy Elliott|jelliott@pennlive.com

By Jeremy Elliott Greg Hodnett and the Mike Heffner crew have been scratching their heads for most of the season. It seemed like no matter what car was rolled out, it didn’t handle well. That’s led to some bad finishes and few wins. And Hodnett hasn’t been happy. Even in …

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Greg Hodnett fights off flat tire and competition to collect Grandview Speedway Speed Week bounty

Greg Hodnett grinds his way to the win in round four of the 2014 Pennsylvania Speedweek at Grandview Speedway.

Credit: Jeremy Elliott|jelliott@pennlive.com

By Jeremy Elliott Greg Hodnett was the fourth or fifth fastest car at Grandview Speedway Tuesday night. Maybe worse. But when you are a driver the caliber of Hodnett, you can make up for shortcomings. Things like a car lacking speed, a flat left front tire with five laps to …

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Jason Feger Dominates Jacksonville Speedway for Second Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals

jason Feger scores his second win of the DIRTCar Summer Nationals at Jacksonville Speedway.

Credit: jimmy Dearing

By Jordan Morris JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — July 2, 2014 — 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Jason Feger led flag-to-flag en route to claiming the $5,000 victory Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway, his second win in six DIRTcar Summer Nationals starts this year. Feger, making his first start since rolling his …

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