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USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars return to track this week

Rain postpones Crook Memorial at LSS

By Michael Knight

A late-afternoon thunderstorm in the area forced the Monster Mini Stocks Association to postpone the July 16 running of the third-annual Buddy Crook Memorial at Lancaster Super Speedway until later this month.
A four-cylinder race car series, the MMSA races at various dirt tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia. The $2,500 event here is one of the highest-paying stops on the series tour.


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Monster Mini Stock drivers to vie for $2,500-to-win purse

Speedway to host Crook Memorial this week

By Michael Knight

Michael Knight
For The Lancaster News
Lancaster Super Speedway will host the third-annual Ralph W. “Buddy” Crook Memorial on July 16.
Known as one of the area’s most popular and respected dirt racers by fans and fellow drivers alike, Crook raced in several divisions, including hobby six cylinders, four cylinders at the high-banked, half-mile dirt track for more than three decades. He died in February 2014 after a battle with cancer and the memorial race is held in his honor.


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Mangum, Knight put on Late Model show at LSS

By Michael Knight

Timbo Mangum pulled away from Benji Knight to grab the checkers in SECA Crate Late Model action at Lancaster Super Speedway on July 9.
The win was Mangum’s second of the night, as he also won the Vintage Division feature.  
When the green flag dropped, Mangum, Knight, Manley Chaney and Travis Steele were all battling for the lead. Mangum was able to lead the four down the backstretch, with Knight in his tire tracks.


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Racing Roundup

SECA Crate Late Models to return Saturday night

By Michael Knight

Lancaster Super Speedway racing will be highlighted by the return of the SECA Crate Late Models on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.
The SECA Crate Late Models are running a new racing format, starting with one-lap qualifying.
After qualifying, the driver must report to the scales. Immediately after qualifying is finished, the top six cars will return to the track and line up for a five-lap dash for cash- $100 to win to determine the first six starting slots for the feature.


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Racing Roundup

Bailes cruises in Fuel Racing checkers

By Michael Knight

The Fuel Racing Series debuted at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night, with veteran driver Ross Bailes taking the checkers.
The Fuel race front row had Bailes and Matt Long. When the green flag waved, Bailes, Long, Bryan Mullis and Jeff Smith roared into turn one battling for the lead.
Exiting turn two, Bailes led, while Long, Mullis and Smith pursued.
As the laps ticked away, Bailes extended his lead over the field. Bailes pulled to nearly a straightaway lead over Long to capture the win.


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LSS set to host FUEL Racing Series

With Independence Day and freedom appreciation on the minds of many drivers and fans, the FUEL Racing Series is set to kick off holiday celebrations with back-to-back races this weekend at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, N.C.) and Lancaster Super Speedway.
 With six events in the books this season, the weekend’s doubleheader sets the tone for the stretch run to the 2016 series championship.
Jonathan Edwards sits atop the championship standings heading into tonight’s race at Carolina Speedway.


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Racing Roundup

Alexus Motes captures first career win

By Michael Knight

Alexus Motes highlighted racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway, taking her first career win in the M&M Garage Extreme 4 non-winners race Saturday night.
Motes and the W12 car of Keith Woolford battled for the top spot when the green flag waved. Woolford grabbed the early lead, while Motes gave chase.
As the laps ticked off, Motes started to run down Woolford.
Coming to the white flag, Motes was all over Woolford’s back bumper, pushing him down the front straightaway.


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Bounty Night at speedway Saturday

By Michael Knight

This Saturday night is Bounty Night and Bonus Money at Lancaster Super Speedway.
Speedway owner Doug McManus put up a $100 bounty on the Bakers (Andrew and Brandy) in the Montgomery Towing Super Stock Division.
Then two more sponsors stepped up and put up more bounty money on the Bakers. Swankyville and Rocky's Electric have put up $100 each to any driver who can beat the Bakers this Saturday night, for a total bounty of $300.


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Racing Roundup

Mangum notches two checkers at LSS

By Michael Knight

Veteran driver Timbo Mangum dashed to a pair of wins to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
Mangum and Benji Knight were on the front row for the SECA Crate Late Model main. When the green flag dropped, Knight, Mangum, Brandy Baker and Travis Steele roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Mangum, Knight, Steele and Baker battled for the top spot.
As the laps ticked off, it became a three-car battle as Mangum, Knight and Steele began to distance themselves from the rest of the field.


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Racing Roundup

SECA Crate Late Models, Late Models headline racing

By Michael Knight

Lancaster Super Speedway, coming off one of its top racing nights of the 2016 season, will feature the SECA Crate Late Models and Late Models racing together Saturday night.
This combination is an idea LSS owner Doug McManus has been considering as some of the Late Model drivers have asked him to do this due to the SECA Crate Late Models and Late Model times are similar.
The admission prices are $25 for the pits and $12 for the grandstands. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and 5 for grandstands.


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