AARN Staff

Kear’s Speed Shop Avoids Oblivion From Fire – Luckily, Sustains Only Smoke Damage

Posted by: Todd Ridgeway – March 21, 2017 TIFFIN, OH – The famed Kear’s Speed Shop escaped with relatively minor water damage after a March 17 fire consumed other portions of the building in which the race shop was housed. At 12:45 p.m. afternoon the city of Tiffin, Oh., reported that a fire had broken out at the Kear’s Speed …

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Newsmaker of the Week // NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

The first race of the newly unified NASCAR North and South Modified Tours was run at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway Saturday on a track notorious for its tire-killing abrasiveness. Tires and tire rules proved to be the story of the race, far more so than a sound race strategy or keen driving skills. This one was all about tires, with a …

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This Week in AARN // March 21, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Timmy Solomito Wins NWMT Myrtle Beach Season Opener Amid Late Race Drama Northeast Tracks Try Again After Another Lost Weekend To Weather Ohio’s Kil Kare Speedway To Reopen In ‘17 After Two Year Hiatus Chris Gennarelli/ Danny Johnson Announce Parting Of The Ways On The Eve Of The Start Of The Racing Season WoO Tulare Weekend: Gravel Stymies Schatz On …

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Cold Temperatures Bothered Georgetown Drivers As Much As The Fans

Posted by: Steve Barrick – March 14, 2017 GEORGETOWN, DE – Though skeptics had warned that the cold race day temperatures forecast for the Melvin Joseph Memorial at Georgetown Speedway Saturday would ruin engines, there were no observed engine failures among the 32 Modifieds at Georgetown. “Most of the teams have water and oil tank warmers,” offered Jared Petruska, of …

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This Week in AARN // March 14, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Georgetown’s Deyo Defies Mother Nature, Jimmy Horton Is Glad He Did Maryland’s Cumberland Speedway’s Reopening Is Right On Schedule Delaware International Announces Reshaping, Resurfacing Of Its Half Mile Clay Oval Schatz Sweeps WoO Sprint Vegas Races, Bernal Unbeaten In Sin City USAC Sprints Too Bitter Cold Claims All Three Central PA 410 Sprint Events Matt Sheppard To Run Outlaw …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Horton

There’s a mystique about Dirt Modified driver Jimmy Horton, who by any measure is one of the sport’s accomplished, durable and well liked competitors. Ever since Horton let it slip a few years ago that he would retire at the end of his first winless season, anticipation of that first win builds annually. Last year, that was on August 27, …

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Second Year Hesston Promoters To Offer Special Programing Featuring LMs

Posted by: Steve Barrick – March 7, 2017 With a year of speedway management behind them, Hesston Speedway’s operators Sam Britz of Hollidaysburg Pa., and John Claycom of New Enterprize, Pa., have applied lessons learned from their year as rookie promoters into an innovative schedule for 2017. “This year, all of our races are sanctioned events,” said Britz. a Cettified …

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This Week in AARN // March 7, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Central PA 410 Sprint Triple Header Looms As Williams Grove, Port Royal, Lincoln Are Ready To Roll Hesston Speedway Releases Different Kind Of Schedule; Late Models, 305 Sprints, Enduros Are Focus Smooth, Fast Georgetown Surface On Practice Day Portends Good Opener This Saturday USCS 360 Sprint Opening Weekend Wins To Past Champs Morgan Turpen, Derek Hagar Five Mile Point Speedway …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell’s open wheel racing background in Sprints and Midgets, has made him a favorite among dirt track fans now that he has chosen to pursue NASCAR’s upper echelons. So when Bell won this past Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Speedway, it was a big deal. Bell is most certainly, ‘on his way’. This was his third …

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This Week in AARN // February 28, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Danny Dietrich Opens Central PA 410 Sprint Season With Big Victory Hirschman Wins Evans Memorial; Preece Takes Tour Mod Overall Crown At New Smyrna Hearn, Haers Claim VSP Super DIRTcar Series Wins; Hearn Is Champ Mark Smith Takes ASCS 360 Sprint Rivals To School At East Bay; Wins Two Of Three Massachusetts’ Kaz Grala Is Surprise Truck Winner …

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