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Justus Wins First Ohio Championship

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran race car driver cherishes his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship.

NASCAR Late Model driver Bob Justus, 55, of Columbus, Ohio, won the title in the Buckeye State by racing at Columbus Motor Speedway, a third-mile paved oval, and Kil-Kare Raceway, a .375-mile paved oval in Xenia.

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First Iowa Championship For O’Brien

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jason O’Brien won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track and state championships in 2013. The outcome of the point battles were dramatically decided in the final feature of the 2013 season.

O’Brien, 36, of Atlantic, Iowa won the state and dirt Late Model division track championships at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. He battled with defending title holder J.C. Wyman to win the championships.

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Bergakker Repeats As Michigan Champion

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brian Bergakker won his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state and track championships this year at one of Michigan’s most competitive weekly speedways.

Bergakker, 33, of Lowell, Mich., earned the NASCAR state and track titles racing at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway, a speed-producing paved oval. Bergakker’s goal for 2013 was to repeat the state title despite the track’s fierce NASCAR Outlaw Super Late Model competition.

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Linstroth, JBR Team Win California Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Time away from the sport didn’t stop Jay Linstroth from having a career year this season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. 

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First NASCAR Titles For Idaho’s Pehrson

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran Idaho driver won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track and state championships in 2013.

Dan Pehrson, 50, of Buhl, Idaho, won the NASCAR Super Stock division track championship and NASCAR state title racing at Magic Valley Speedway, a third-mile paved oval in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Pehrson had a problematic rival during the season-long lead-swapping track and state point races: his 32-year-old son Casey.

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Brode Triumphant At Riverhead

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Fifteen years after winning Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway’s 1998 NASCAR Modified division championship, Howie Brode is once again a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track titlist at the famed Long Island bullring.

Since winning his first track championship, Brode divided his time between the Riverhead’s weekly racing and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He returned to full-time weekly action at Riverhead in 2012 and placed second in points.

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Drivers, Promoters And Sponsors Gather

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

TORONTO – NASCAR hosted the fourth annual NASCAR Canadian Business Summit and Recognition Reception on Saturday for drivers, teams, sponsors and track operators for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in Canada.

Among the agenda items addressed at the session were updates television packages, social media initiatives and overall NASCAR business with an eye to the future.

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Airborne Begins New NASCAR Era In 2014

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR and Airborne Park Speedway announced today that the historic New York short track next year will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2014.

Airborne Park Speedway, a unique .4-mile paved oval, is operated by Jamie Atkins and Mike Perrotte. It is located in the northeastern corner of New York in Plattsburgh, near Lake Champlain.

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VonDohren Back On Top At Grandview

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After seven seasons, Craig VonDorhen is back atop the standings.

VonDorhen won his seventh NASCAR dirt 358 Modified division championship at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., this year and picked up his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship in the process. His fifth-place finish in the series’ Top 500 in national points is the highest among drivers who compete at a single track one night a week.

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Day 2: NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine Hits The Fast Track At Langley

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Langley Speedway’s repaving last winter provided an added challenge for the 20 drivers participating in the 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. Not only did the already tough .4-mile oval get faster, it meant even the drivers who had previously competed in the Combine there faced new conditions.

The drivers passed that test Tuesday with flying colors.

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