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Jankowiak Wins for Ted; News, Notes and Quotes from US Open at Lancaster National Speedway – PTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT When Modified racing lost icon Ted Christopher last week in a plane crash it rocked the entire community. Those wounds are still raw and the effects are still being felt. On Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster National Speedway that was evident as the track ran its annual U.S. Open. Around every corner, drivers found a way to […]

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Taking Time to Remember TC

By JOE SKOTNICKI The emotion of the last week, beginning Saturday, September 16, 2017 will not go away quickly. I took a look at someone I consider a legend in the sport’s Facebook page to see what he had to say; From Mark “Bones” Bourcier personal Facebook page; “Ted Christopher could make you laugh, make you mad, or make you […]

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Patience Key for Shullick in Winning the Budweiser International Classic at Oswego – PTD Exclusive

By JORDAN DELUCIA A lot of Supermodified drivers will say it’s all about survival and patience when racing in the Budweiser International Classic 200 at the Oswego Speedway. For some, patience begins to run out after trying to win year after year. After coming within two laps of a Classic victory in 2016 before running out of gas and surrendering […]

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Lichty Dominates ISMA at Oswego in What May be His Final Tour Event of Season – PTD Exclusive

By JORDAN DELUCIA When some of the International Supermodified Association’s (ISMA) top competitors line up on the front row for a race at Oswego Speedway, it’s sure to provide the highest quality of full-throttle action and breakneck corner speeds the fans have come to expect from the winged Supermodifieds. Back in May, it was Chris Perley picking up the victory […]

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Scott Serydynski Grabs Checkered in Seekonk Sportsman; Fanning Black Flagged For Fluid Leak; Murphy’s Spin Mangles Baxter; Adams Edges Melberg – PTD Exclusive

By DAVID M WIERNUSZ “We were trying to hold on because I knew we had a good car,” said Scott Serydynski as he was catching his breath after his third Sportsman win of the season. “Unfortunately we got a little banged up in the front, which wasn’t too bad, we were still able to stay up front and we were […]

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Paul Lallier Holds Off Serydynski, Grabs Seekonk Sportsman Win; Baxter Flexes Mid-Season Muscle; Melberg Breaks Rotor; Bruneau Tops Points

By DAVID M. WIERNUSZ “A little slow and low never hurt anybody!” was the word from a very happy Paul Lallier in victory lane as he discussed his late race driving strategy that closed the door on the inside to hold off a persistent challenge from Scott Serydynski.  “It was a little iffy with the 22 (Serydynski) behind me but […]

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Streaking – Hirschman Wins Sixth Consecutive Feature at Holland International Speedway; Emerling, Kochenash, Wylie Finish in Top Five – PTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Lake Erie Speedway, Jennerstown Speedway, Evergreen Raceway, Seekonk Speedway, Oswego Speedway and now Holland International Speedway. That’s a list of the tracks that Matt Hirschman has won consecutive features at after winning Saturday night’s Thunder in the Hills 100 at Holland giving him six in a row. “Best I’ve ever had now by far,” stated Hirschman of […]

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