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Spieker Wins 10th Career Tack Title

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chris Spieker’s supurb 2014 performance earned a ninth Adams County Speedway track championship and his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Iowa state crown.

It was the Massena, Iowa, native’s 10th NASCAR track title overall. In addition to his Adams County haul, he also won at I-80 Speedway in 2004.

“It’s a gratifying experience,” Spieker said. “I started racing in the stock car division and when I decided to move to the late model division, some people said I wouldn’t be able to compete at that level. I showed them I could.

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Rogers Adds To Impressive Resume

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — David Rogers is no stranger to success on the race track. If there has been a special event Late Model race in his home state of Florida, more than likely, he already has a trophy or banner at his race shop showing him as a winner.

Now he can add two more trophies to his crowded collection – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Florida champion as well as the track Division I champion at New Smyrna Speedway.

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New Names Fill Drive For Diversity Roster

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading developmental platform for female and multicultural drivers and pit crew members, announced its 2015 class today. The program welcomes four talented program newcomers to the roster of six drivers striving to transition into the sport’s national series spotlight. Rev Racing, the program’s competition arm, has played a key role in the development of 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez.

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Good Gets The New Smyrna Win

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Bobby Good was disappointed he came up short Saturday night.

After post-race technical inspection at New Smyrna Speedway, however, he walked away with the big Super Late Model trophy.

Good was declared the winner of the prestigious Pete Orr Memorial 100 after Dalton Sargeant, who crossed the line .118 seconds ahead of Good, was disqualified for left-side weight infraction.

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Smith Secures Historic Mark At Spencer

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rusty Smith closed out one chapter of his racing career with the equivalent of a walk-off win as he captured a record third-straight track title at Upstate New York’s Spencer Speedway.

Smith, from Oxford, New York, became the first driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series era at Spencer to win three titles in a row.

“I didn’t know that until they announced it at the [Spencer] banquet,” Smith said. “It’s pretty cool when you stop and think about it.”

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Philpott Earns Second Stockton Title

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Justin Philpott captured his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title at his hometown track, Stockton 99 Speedway, after winning the Grand American Modified feature division this past season.

“This season was totally different,” the Tracy, California native said. “Last year we raced full time and didn’t have any success. I said I wasn’t going to come back until we had everything 100-percent together. We got ourselves together this season and had success.”

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Roberts Savors Second Championship

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Experience is something you can’t buy, it’s earned. Drivers who have that knowledge know how to use it to their benefit, and David Roberts is a perfect example.

Roberts combined one win and his depth of experience to hold off a plethora of former track champions to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track title at Anderson (South Carolina) Motor Speedway in 2014 after the track returned to NASCAR sanctioning earlier this season.

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Brode Records Riverhead Repeat

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Howie Brode may not have had as many friends on or off the track in 2014 as he did the previous season, but that didn’t impede his pursuit and procurement a second-consecutive championship at Riverhead Raceway.

Most title defenses don’t go unchallenged. There’s an inherent elevated level of competitiveness, and even jealousy, when challengers size up the crown bearer. Brode, of East Islip, New York, experienced this first-hand.

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Spieker Celebrates with Iowa Gov. Branstad

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chris Spieker, a 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track and state champion, celebrated his victory in a big way with a visit to Iowa’s state capitol.

Spieker, 44, won his ninth title at Corning, Iowa’s Adams County Speedway as well as his first Iowa state crown.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time as champion,” said Spieker. “I’ve gotten to experience some really great things and I look forward to my final event, the Adams County Speedway track banquet.”

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VanDyke Grateful For Championship

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It has been well documented how Kres VanDyke has worked hard and sacrificed to get where he is today in his racing career. Now he can add state champion to his resume.

VanDyke enjoyed his best season to date in winning the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship at Tennessee’s Kingsport Speedway and the NASCAR Tennessee state championship.

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