The summer is beginning to come to a close and so too are some track's seasons, including Bowman Gray Stadium. But while some places are coming to a close, there are new beginnings just getting started in the case of one second-generation driver.   If you missed any of the big stories this weekend, don't […]

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Derek Thorn survived a wild Saturday night at the New Stockton 99 Speedway and muscled his way to his third SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series win of the season.  Thorn collected $5,000 for his victory in the SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink, taking his SRL career earnings to well over […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com JRi Short Track Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the second JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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MONROE, Wash. — Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.   Derek Thorn was both those things on Saturday night in the NAPA Auto Parts 175 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame at Evergreen Speedway, as he earned his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory of the season and […]

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Derek Thorn returned to the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway and returned to form, dominating the caution-free affair at the half-mile speed plant.  Thorn scored his series record 34th career victory in the "SPEARS Southwest Tour 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse San Dimas” in front of 400 guests of […]

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What, When and Where:  The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series will be visiting Irwindale Speedway on July 14thfor the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse San Dimas.” It is race five of the nine race championship season.   Winner’s Purse:  The winner will receive $5,000, thanks to the “Winner’s Bonus” provided by […]

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DACONO, Colo. -- In a race that only saw two cautions, it was smooth sailing for Bob Bruncati Racing as Derek Thorn led a one-two-three finish in Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Colorado National Speedway.   “Colorado National has been good to us,” Thorn said. “To have the Sunrise Fords one-two-three tonight, I think […]

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At a track such as Tucson Speedway, a competitor has the ability to fly in under the radar and surprise many of the fans in attendance.  Kody Vanderwal accomplished just that winning not one, but both of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Twin 100-lap features on Saturday night.   “I was pretty confident coming […]

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It is widely known that once racing enters the blood, it can become a consuming desire that lasts for a lifetime.   Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, a teenage Hershel McGriff drove his father’s 1940 Hudson to a 12th place finish at Portland Speedway.  On May 5, 2018, a few months after turning the […]

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