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Penske Powers the Pole

photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN

  Penske dominates qualifying taking the top four pole positions for today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Will Power, Simon Pagnaud, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya… check those cars for steroids! 1 Will Power 1:006931 106.767 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:00.7252 106.710 3 Helio Castroneves 1:00.8356 106.517 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 1:00.8532 106.486 14 […]

Racing for Kids helps the Real Heroes

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    St. Petersburg, Fla. — They make their living driving 200 miles per hour so you know they are strong hearted.  Drivers on the Mazda Road to Indy have to be stoic in the face of adversity, not much can make these guys flinch.  On Thursday of this week we found a weakness the drivers […]

A Great way to Decide a Mayoral Race

Graham Rahal finished 14th (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

    The 5th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Media Kart Day at Andersen Race Park in Palmetto, Florida took on a different spin (literally) this year. A Mayors challenge… Six local Mayors;  Shirley Groover Bryant (Palmetto), Bob Buckhorn (Tampa) Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg) Samuel Henderson (Gulf Port) Woody Brown (Largo) and Bill Truex (Port […]

Rays’ Cobb a Start of Different Kind

Helio Castroneves a three time Grand Prix of St. Petersburg champion (2006, 2007, 2012)  (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

      ST.PETERSBURG, FLA, — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is trading in his fastball for the fast lane to serve as the Honorary Starter for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, taking place March 27-29.   As Honorary Starter, Cobb will wave the green flag for the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series […]

Single-day tickets on sale now for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Marco Andretti had tough luck on the lap 82 restart, but Marco took the high road blaming himself for being in back. (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

  PETERSBURG, FLA. – Single-day tickets for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, taking place March 27-29, are now on sale and can be purchased online at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.   For a fifth consecutive year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the season-opening race for the […]

Champions Crowned after 9 Nights of Racing at New Smyrna

Zane Smith (77) and Spencer Davis (129) (photo by Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

    Daniel Keene Jr. led the field to green after an invert of 8, putting fast time setter, Anthony Sergi to start 8th.  Outside polesitter Drew Brannon gets the early lead as Keene slides to third, Burton moving to second.  The field is single file, back to 7th, where 10th place starter Christopher Bell […]

Eddie MacDonald has a Victory – e-i-e-i-o

Eddie MacDonald takes the 2015 ACT at New Smyrna Speedway ahead of Wayne Helliwell.  (Rodney Meyering / RSEN photo)

  Night number six of this year’s World Series would see the American Canadian Tour run their third and final race of Speedweeks.  The race was supposed to take place Tuesday night, but a complete washout would postpone the event till Wednesday, night six.  Eddie MacDonald won both previous 100 lap events, Sunday’s race being run […]

Austin of the Hill on Night 3

VICTORY LANE - AUSTIN HILL  (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

    New Smyrna Beach, Fla. — The headline event at New Smyrna Speedway on night three of this year’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing was NASCAR’s K and N East Series opener.  The full bodied stock cars would compete for 150 laps around this historic half mile racetrack. Georgia native Austin Hill set fast […]

49th World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Begins

Harrison Burton gets big hugs from Mom and Dad (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

Harrison Burton, son of NASCAR star Jeff Burton, gets the victory and a big hug from Mom Kim in New Smyrna…. photos and story by Rodney Meyering

Sean Dodenhoff with Top 25 Finish for 2014

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Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network and Lightning Medical congratulates Sean Dodenhoff on his top 25 finish in 2014! see the full Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings Top 50 Final 2014 Standings….