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Lanpher Collects Maine Hardware

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even though he is only 19-years-old, Reid Lanpher's list of accolades already has him looking like a polished veteran. 

In 2017, Lanpher added two more championships to his already stout résumé, winning both the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Division I title and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Maine championship. He won the final four races of the season in the Pro Series Super Late Models at the Scarborough, Maine, oval and picked up his second title in the last three years.

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Quiet Keeter Lets Results Speak Loudly

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mitch Keeter isn’t the type of person who likes to draw a lot attention to himself.

He’ll be the first to admit he’s not a “suit and tie kind of guy” and he also isn’t the biggest fan of standing up in front of a crowd and giving a speech. 

Instead, the 29-year-old native of Webb City, Missouri, prefers to let his results on the race track do all the talking for him. This year, his results spoke volumes.

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Career-Year Finally Nets Titles For Robertson

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It took a bit longer than he would have liked, but Darren Robertson is finally able to call himself a champion.

Robertson, 31, secured his first NASCAR track championship this year at Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Colorado. It was a long time coming for the third-generation racer, who also secured the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Colorado championship this season.

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Darling Dominates at Seekonk

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After a few years off from from the top of Seekonk Speedway's Pro Stock division, David Darling returned to his prime form in 2017 at the Massachusetts' track. In 16 races as part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Division I class, Darling went to Victory Lane eight times and only finished outside the top five twice. He captured the checkered flag in the final four points races, completing a dream season in style. 

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D4D Development Team Announced

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The youngest NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series champion. The youngest driver to win four Trans-Am championships. And the 2016 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award winner.

As evidenced by the six drivers announced as part of the 2018 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Team, the roster for next year is stacked with emerging young talent ready to make their mark in the sport. The drivers represent a cross-section of backgrounds – both in terms of heritage and driving disciplines – and all share a common goal: To reach the highest levels of NASCAR.

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Montanari Rises To The Challenge

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daniel Montanari is the definition of an up-and-coming racing star.

The 16-year-old from Uxbridge, Ontario, is in just his second year of racing mini stocks at Canada’s Sunset Speedway and is already turning heads by going fast and winning races.

It all started when an unfortunate health issue by a friend and fellow competitor opened the door for Montanari to make his debut in the mini stock class last year. He made sure to take full advantage of the opportunity. 

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Thompson Hits Pay Dirt With Rookie Run

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s hard to imagine any driver can win a championship in their first full season of racing, but for 26-year-old Iowa resident Dustin Thompson, that’s exactly what happened.

Thompson, who calls Villisca, Iowa, home, got to celebrate not just one, but two championships in his first full season of racing. His first championship came on dirt at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, where he captured the TriState Ford Compacts championship.

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Green (& Orange) Means Go Fast For Roelofs

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - On the race track it’s nearly impossible for fans or competitors to miss Cole Roelofs. 

That’s because the 33-year-old driver from Dorr, Michigan, who competes in the Kalamazoo Vapors 4-Cylinder class at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway and the Outlaw Cyber Stock class at another Michigan track, Kalamazoo Speedway, with his car wrapped with a bright orange and green scheme. 

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Rain Washes Out Day 3 of D4D Combine

By Jason Christley, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Heavy rains overnight and throughout the morning combined with track conditions in the afternoon to wash out Day 3 of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. The 12 participants competing for a spot on the 2018 Rev Racing roster were slated to take laps in the team's NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars. The early end to the session, however, did not adversely affect the evaluation process.

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Yorke Scores Bigger Prize

By Adam Fenwick, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The end of the racing season at Canada’s Sunset Speedway was bittersweet for 26-year-old Eric Yorke.

The Milton, Ontario, driver was in contention to win the Mini Stock track championship at the third-mile asphalt oval, but he was disqualified following the final points paying race of the season on Sept. 16 for what track officials deemed was an illegal body modification. 

As a result, Yorke failed to capture the Mini Stock championship and had to settle for fourth in the Sunset Speedway standings. 

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