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Thiering Follows In Father’s Footsteps Into Hunt For NASCAR Championship

By Official Release

During Ron Thiering’s racing career, which stretches for nearly 30 years, daughter Erica was always around the track helping out. But she had never expressed a desire to follow his footsteps and get behind the wheel.

That changed three years ago, when she asked him about racing at the track the family operates, Edmonton International Raceway in Alberta, Canada.

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Harraka Dominant In Fifth Win

By Official Release

FELLOW D4D DRIVER BUMBERA FINISHES SECOND

Drive for Diversity member Paul Harraka scored his fifth win of the season Saturday night in the No. 16 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Toyota at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.

“It’s great to get win number five for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Bill McAnally Racing, the Drive for Diversity program and all of our supporters,” said Harraka.

Harraka, 18, qualified fifth for the 50-lap feature and started on the pole after an invert of the top-five qualifiers.

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Lang Family In Hunt For NASCAR Titles

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

The Evergreen Speedway season hit its halfway point, and Naima and Jill Lang are halfway to history.

Naima Lang has won five of nine races in the track’s premier division, the Speedway Chevrolet Super Stock Series, and is the current point leader. He also leads the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Washington state standings. His wife, Jill, has a pair of wins in the Les Schwab Tires Bombers Division and is in the championship hunt for the track title as well.

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FOLLOW THE LEADER: JR Motorsports Late Model Program Picking Up Speed

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

It’s nothing new to have a car owner talk enthusiastically after one of their drivers visits Victory Lane for the first time. Of course, when that car owner is also one of the most popular drivers at auto racing’s highest level, and he’s doing the bragging about it to the movers and shakers of the sport, that takes it to a different level.
 
Curtis Truex Jr. remembers returning to the shop after he got his first Late Model win last season at Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, N.C., and receiving congratulations from his car owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Harris Chasing NASCAR Points Throughout The Hawkeye State

By Official Release

Brian Harris needed to make a decision: continue to chase points on a regional dirt-track circuit, or make a run at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.

He had already missed the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season opener at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa. But his subsequent performance was good enough, even without that race, to have him thinking about what they could accomplish if they devoted all their attention to one goal.

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Columbus Track Matriarch Passes

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Motor Speedway track owner Barbara "Bobbie" Nuckles has passed away June 25 at age 77. Bobbie and her husband, Jim Nuckles, have been longtime track owners and their contributions to NASCAR have been invaluable.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nuckles Family," said Jim Hunter, Vice President of Corporate Communications for NASCAR.

The Nuckles family has owned the Columbus Motor Speedway since the 1940s and the track has been a longtime member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Wait Is Worth It For Rocco

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

FOURTH WIN PUSHES HIM TO TOP OF NWAAS STANDINGS

After a fellow competitor protested his victory at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway Friday night, Keith Rocco had to wait until Monday to find out whether the win held up. It did, and Tuesday Rocco found himself atop the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings. By one point.

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Doubling Up At All American

By Official Release

Bumbera, Harraka score wins in the AT&T Rumblin' Roseville Late Model 150 

Drive for Diversity’s Kristin Bumbera and Paul Harraka swept the two 75-lap features that made up the AT&T Rumblin’ Roseville Late Model 150 Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. Bumbera scored her first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win in the first race, and Harraka earned his fourth win of the year in the second race.

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Full-time Focus Moves Glenn Up In Whelen All-American Series Standings

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gary Glenn’s racing career stretches back 11 years to when he first started racing Bombers at his home track, All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., and he said he has never really run for a track championship. Instead, he’s focused on running different venues and having fun.

“We’ve pretty much been to every track here on the West Coast,” Glenn said. “When you’re going around to different tracks, you’re out enjoying it and traveling around.”

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Christopher Hits Century Mark

By Official Release

Former National Champion Reaches Milestone At Stafford

STAFFORD, Conn. – Ted Christopher persistently downplays momentous occasions, either with a shrug of the shoulder or a witty self-depreciating remark.

There was no avoiding the emotion, though, surrounding Friday night’s events.

In a sequence that would make a numerologist’s day, Christopher drove the No. 13 on Friday, June 13 for the victory in the Coors Light SK Modified 100 at Stafford Motor Speedway – marking his 100th career victory at the historic Connecticut half-mile.

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