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Mahaney Beats Bachetti With Late Pass

Timing in life is everything, including racing.  Mike Mahaney got a well-timed caution on Friday night during the Afton Motorsports Park season opener. The caution erased a full straightaway advantage for defending track champion, Andy Bachetti, while placing Mahaney on his rear bumper. Mahaney made sure to make the most of the chance. At the green Bachetti didn't get a great start allowing Mahaney to stay with him. As they raced into turn one, Bachetti went high with Mahaney filling the whole on the bottom. Some contact was made with Mahaney exiting turn two as the leader. "I got to second with five to go and Andy Bachetti was well over a straightaway in front of me," stated Mahaney. "I...

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Mike And Buzz Chew Racing Set To Take On Florida For First Time

By MIKE MALLETT Mike Mahaney has spent every February of his racing career home in Upstate New York wishing he was competing with the drivers of the Super DIRTcar Series at Volusia Speedway Park in the DIRTcar Nationals. His wish has now become a reality. In just over a week he’ll finally get his first chance to bring home a coveted gator trophy. The King Ferry, N.Y., driver and his Buzz Chew Chevrolet team are currently putting the finishing touches on their Performance Engines by Billy the Kid powered Troyer Cars so they can head south to open the season in the warm Florida sun. “This is an awesome opportunity,” stated Mahaney. “I’ve always wished I was there and now...

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