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Dale Blaney gets 'home-cookin' in All-Star Speedweek round four - 6/30/04 By Scott Hall HARTFORD, OH – Dale Blaney scored a popular home track win Wednesday night at Sharon Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30 lap feature. Round four of the 22nd annual Ohio Speedweek returned to Sharon Speedway after a two year absence and showed Blaney winning his second Speedweek feature of the season in the Andrews Motorsports No. 72 wrenched by George Fisher. It was his eighth career Ohio Speedweek win and he credited his intimate knowledge of the track surface for the winning race setup. “We knew what tire to put on. We had a little harder tire on. I don’t know how many people had that one on. When the track gets like this it seems like a harder tire goes better,” he revealed from victory lane. “We caught traffic good and the car was great all night.” (More)

Wayne County is Dale Blaney County – Wed. 5/26/04 By Scott Hall - ORRVILLE, OH – Dale Blaney scored his second win of the season Wednesday night at Wayne Co. Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 40 lap feature. The Pete Jacobs Memorial paid the Hartford, Ohio driver $5,000 to win. Kelly Kinser made a late charge at the end but came up two car lengths short at the finish line. “The guys had the car really good all night. We put a pretty hard tire on and it wore down pretty good,” Blaney recalled. ”It was hard to get through lapped traffic. I felt like I was slowing down quite a bit at the end and I knew someone (Kelly Kinser) was coming near the end,” Blaney added, standing alongside his Andrews Motorsports Maxim-Fisher in victory lane. (more)

Dale Blaney $12,000 Richer - 9/13/03 By Scott Hall LAWRENCEBURG, IN - Dale Blaney held off Dean and Kenny Jacobs Saturday night at the Lawrenceburg Speedway to win the Haulmark All Star sprint car 50 lap Hoosier Fall Classic feature. The 21st annual event paid $12,000 to win to 15th starting Blaney for his second Lawrenceburg triumph of 2003 in the Fritz Andrews Maxim with Fisher power. (read it all)

Dale Blaney Wins Round #4 of Ohio Speedweek - By Scott Hall - ALMA, OH - Dale Blaney took the lead from Byron Reed on lap 14 and went on to win round four of the 21st annual Ohio Speedweek Wednesday night at K-C Raceway. The event was sanctioned by the Haulmark All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars and paid the driver of the Fritz Andrews No. 72 $5,000. It was his second Ohio Speedweek win in a row and his second career K-C Speedweek win. It was a clean sweep for Blaney as he won the feature, his heat and the Haulmark Dash. (Read it all)

Dale Blaney Traffic Master at Lawrenceburg - By Scott Hall - 05/26/03 ...LAWRENCEBURG, IN - Hartford, Ohio's Dale Blaney led wire-to-wire Monday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 40 lap feature. The $5,000 to win event was delayed a day by rain and with the win Blaney became the 13th different winner in 17 All Star races this year. Blaney's winning machine is the Fritz Andrews-owned, George Fisher-powered Maxim No. 72B. While others around him banged hard off the cushion and even rode over it, it was Blaney's steady style of running the middle groove of the racetrack and his prowess driving through lapped traffic that was the key to victory. (read the whole deal)

…Dale Blaney says he doesn't miss the travel of the grueling WoO schedule, but he admitted to missing the races. Dale will continue to run close to his Ohio home as he handles track management duties at the New Sharon Speedway.