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Big Season For Gafforini At Vegas Bullring

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Scott Gafforini made a lot from a little this season.

Gafforini, 45, of Henderson, Nev., won a record fourth NASCAR Late Model track championship at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and his second NASCAR state championship.

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Kaser Makes Quick Rise To The Top

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A first-year NASCAR Whelen All-American Series dirt Late Model driver swept two of three NASCAR championships in Nebraska this year.

Jase Kaser won the state championship and NASCAR dirt Late Model track title at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. He placed fourth in the track point race at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Kaser, 20, of Lincoln, Neb., and his family’s race team settled into racing at Junction and I-80, weary from the expense and long hauls of touring and open competition Late Model racing.

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Different Division, Same Results For Thiering

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Although she switched divisions and raced against a whole new group of competitors, Erica Thiering achieved a consistent result in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series this year.

Thiering, 22, of Sherwood Park, Alberta won the NASCAR track and provincial championships for the fourth time in five years at Edmonton (Alberta) International Raceway.

She won the 2012 titles in the NASCAR Super Stock division at the quarter-mile paved oval, marking the third different division in which she’s won Edmonton championships.

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Magic Valley’s McKean Takes State Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A third generation Idaho driver won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I track and state championships in 2012.

Kristopher McKean, 22, of Jerome, Idaho won the NASCAR Super Stock division championship at Magic Valley Speedway, a third-mile paved oval in Twin Falls.

“It feels good to win NASCAR championships similar to the ones my dad won,” McKean said. “My dad and Dale Earnhardt Sr. are my racing heroes.”

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Consistency Helps Korish Win First Titles

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Consistent performance helped Todd Korish reach one of the highest rungs in Midwestern pavement Late Model competition.

Korish, 39, of Holmen, Wis., won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Wisconsin state championship and Late Model track championship at LaCrosse (Wis.) Fairgrounds Speedway. He is in his 12th year of driving Late Models.

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Locked In Spots Finalized for Inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Eight NASCAR champions head a list of drivers that have earned locked-in spots in the field fields at the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18-19 at Daytona International Speedway.

The UNOH Battle At The Beach features two nights of racing with NASCAR K&N Pro Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on the .4-mile oval on the backstretch.

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Lebanon I-44 Speedway A Star Maker

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A storied Missouri short track will celebrate its 30th anniversary as it re-enters the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2013.

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Missouri Track Rejoins Weekly Series

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR short-track racing returns to a premier Missouri facility in 2013.

Lebanon (Mo.) I-44 Speedway, a star-making .375-mile banked paved oval, and NASCAR announced today the track will be a member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series next year.

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Yackey Adds To Success At Colorado National

By Paul Schaeffer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bruce Yackey continues to add to one the longest running success stories in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Yackey, 46, of Greeley, Colo., won his seventh NASCAR Late Model track championship at Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Colo., in 2012. The title was accompanied by his fourth NASCAR state championship.

There was a twist in winning the titles. Yackey had to sit out the 100-lap Challenge Cup XXXVIII on Sept. 29. It is the .375-mile paved oval’s biggest event of the year and final track point race of the season.

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Another Babb Claims Beech Ridge Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Racing has been and forever will be a family sport. Generation after generation capture the passion of motorsports. This year, a third-generation champion added his family name to the NASCAR state champions list racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

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