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Congratulations to all our 2007 Champions:
USAC National Silver Crown - Bud Kaeding
Badger Midget (BMARA) - Brad Kuhn
NASCAR Whelen All American (National) - Woody Pitkat
NASCAR Whelen All American (Conn) - Woody Pitkat
World of Outlaws -  Donny Schatz (2006 & 2007)
New Smyrna Speedway (Sportsman) - Philip Luizzo
MAARA - Will Thomas
BRP/Hoosier Racing Tires Modified Tour - Russell King
North Star Speedway (Baby Grands) - Dana Pruhs
WESCAR Challenge Series - Sheldon Mayert
Ona Speedway (Classic Cars) - Jake Keaton
I-70 Speedway (Late Model) - Austin Siebert
ProKart Challenge (TaG Senior) - Grant Hebner
Historic Stock Cars (HROC-B) - Tom Salley
Rookie Champions
USAC National Silver Crown - Cameron Dodson
USAR Hooters Southern Division - Richard Boswell
Sayre Speedway (Modified) - Matt Swarts
Flamboro Speedway (Late Model) - Richard Bosschaert

(Scott Stenzel testing for ARCA at Daytona Speedway)

Forty-one teams kicked off a three-day ARCA RE/MAX Series test session at Daytona
December 14, 2007

Forty-one teams kicked off a three-day ARCA RE/MAX Series test session on Friday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the ARCA 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series race scheduled for Feb. 9.
FinishLine Students who tested:
Pos No Name Time Speed Make
13th 75A Scott Stenzel 50.532 178.105 Chevy
17th 28 Michael Annett 50.593 177.890 Toyota
18th 65A John Townley 50.597 177.876 Ford
28th 28A Mike Annett 50.752 177.333 Toyota
33rd 12A Alli Owens 50.843 177.016 Chevy
39th 20 Pierre Bourque 50.918 176.755 Dodge
47th 13 Michael Phelps 51.214 175.733 Chevy
58th 68 Michelle Theriault 52.608 171.077 Chevy
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Alli Owens will test for ARCA at Daytona International Speedway
December 10, 2007

Alli Owens will be testing at Daytona International Speedway from December 14th through the 16th with Mario Gosselin for the February ARCA race. Friday Alli will be on the spotters tower observing and will be on the track Saturday and Sunday.  (read more....)

Lally Steps Away From TRG Porsches to Drive Trucks For a Living
November 17, 2007

Andy Lally has made a name for himself in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 competition over the past several years, completing a number of improbable runs to the front of the field to win races and help solidify the TRG team as an annual contender for a Grand-Am Rolex Series GT Championship. Now, Lally and TRG are taking their talents on the road from the Petaluma, Calif.-based shop and moving east, with Lally using the final three races on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule to prepare for a full 2008 campaign. (read more....)

November 8th, 2007
Written by Bill Klingbeil

FARGO, N.D. - In the heart of motorsports country, Donny Schatz and his Schatz Motorsports team were crowned champions for the 2007 World of Outlaws season this past Monday night. The 2007 banquet was hosted at the Hilton University Plaza in Charlotte where more than 400 people gathered for the festivities as Schatz collected his second consecutive WoO crown.  (read more.... Winners page)

Hawkins Rolls To Second Hooters Pro Cup Win
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Rookie moves into top 10 in points

Canton, Ga. - Matt Hawkins put an exclamation point on an outstanding USAR Hooters Pro Cup rookie season winning the Dan Duncan Memorial Aaron’s 250 championship event at South Georgia Motorsports Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. The victory was the second of the year for the 19-year-old driver, who captured the season-opening USAR event at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla., last March.  (read more.... Winners page)

Erin Crocker

Annett Takes Toyota To Victory Lane at Talladega; Crocker Earns Superspeedway Title
October 5th, 2007

Michael Annett WINS ARCA/ReMax Series Race at Talladega Superspeedway. Simultaneously, Erin Crocker made history of her own by earning the 2007 Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge Championship, becoming the first female driver to win the award.  (read more.... Winners page)

Rookie Clauson Earns Career-First Victory at Gateway
August 31st, 2007

MADISON IL (8-31-07) - Bryan Clauson, in Chip Ganassi's Memorex Dodge, drove away from Eddie Sharp Racing teammates' Josh Wise and Michael McDowell to earn his career first ARCA RE/MAX Series victory Friday night at Gateway Int'l Raceway.
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Sorenson follows up pole at Indy with top-five run
By Mark Aumann, NASCAR.COM
July 30, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS -- Maybe it's time for Reed Sorenson to step out of the shadows of his better-known teammate.

Overshadowed by the great run by Juan Montoya in Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard was the equally impressive outing by Sorenson, the 21-year-old from the Atlanta suburbs who carried over his momentum from
last week's Busch Series win to score a top-five finish after becoming the youngest driver in Indianapolis history to capture a pole position.

"It's not disappointing at all," Sorenson said. "Any time you can get a top-five or top-10, it's great. We're really happy. We got the pole at the Brickyard and then finished top-five, so we're pretty happy right now."  (read more...)

Sorenson holds off field for first NBS win in two years
By The Associated Press
July 22, 2007
MADISON, Ill. -- Reed Sorenson has found a formula and a track that serve him well. Four races after switching crew chiefs and 61 after earning his previous Busch Series victory, Sorenson avoided the pitfalls of a caution-filled Gateway 250 on Saturday night (watch video). His previous victory came at the same track nearly two years ago to the date. "[My car] was dominant all night,'' he said. "It was as good as the car I had when I won here earlier.'' Sorenson, who hadn't led any part of a race this season before Saturday, passed David Reutimann on Lap 159 moments after the eighth yellow flag was lifted. He survived the race's ninth and final caution with a strong restart to distance himself from Reutimann, who eventually finished third.  (read more...)

McMurray ends 166-race streak with Daytona win
By Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press
July 9, 2007
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jamie McMurray ended a massive losing streak in dramatic fashion, beating Kyle Busch by a bumper to the finish line of the Pepsi 400 on Saturday night. McMurray ended a 166-race winless streak by drag racing with Busch for much of the final two laps at Daytona International Speedway. The cars appeared to touch several times on their final trip around the famed track, and McMurray nosed across the finish line a mere 0.005 seconds ahead of Busch. (read more...)

Erin Crocker Earns Pole at Daytona; Bumps Gerhart
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach FL (2-9-07)
Bobby Gerhart's quest to win a fifth consecutive pole award at Daytona came to a screeching halt Friday afternoon at Daytona Int'l Speedway when Erin Crocker qualified just over two-tenths quicker, winning the pole for the 44th annual ARCA 200 at Daytona.

Crocker, in the #98 Evernham Motorsports Dodge, qualified with a top speed of 182.219 mph over Gerhart, who qualified second at 181.437 mph.

"It's a thrill to be on the pole here in Daytona," said Crocker. "I used to come here as a little girl.

Josh Wise and Brandon Whitt made history by qualifying Toyotas into the starting line-up, marking the first-ever foreign nameplate to compete in ARCA RE/MAX Series competition.

Wise, in the #22 Eddie Sharp Racing Development team Camry, qualified 18th. (read more...)

Donny Schatz WINS the Australia Tyrepower @ Parramatta City Raceway
Granville, NSW, Australia
Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway
(December 30th to Jan. 20th 2007)

GRANVILLE, NSW, AUSTRALIA (Jan. 20) - Donny Schatz started his nine-race venture at Tyrepower Parramatta Citr Raceway with five straight wins. After the consecutive races without a win, Schatz put an exclamation point on the tour with a victory in Saturday's 40-lap Outlaws Down Under finale. (read more....)

Parramatta City Raceway
Schatz Saves His Best To Win The Final Of Outlaws Down Under Iv
Posted Sunday, 21 January 2007 by Daniel Powell

After Steve Kinser had dominated the opening two nights of Outlaws Down Under IV at Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway (TPCR), fellow American Donny Schatz saved his strongest performance until the final night when he stormed to victory in what was his second consecutive win of the fourth running of the spectacular event.

Leading up to the Outlaws Down Under IV Schatz wasn’t carrying the best of form, and hit form on the third and final night where he dominated the 40-lap feature race after taking the lead from pole sitter Kinser on the tenth lap exiting turn two, and from there Schatz was unstoppable for the remaining distance. (read more...)

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