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This Week in AARN // May 16, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Ballou Scores Eldora USAC Sprint Feature After Nine Month Recovery From Critical Crash Injuries Solomito Bumps And Wins, Coby Spins And Stews In Late Race NWMT Langley Thriller $5,000 Action Track USA SpeedSTR Opener To Billy Pauch, Jr. TC’s Back! Takes Stafford SK Mod Main With Bold Last Lap Pass Bryan Sherwood Nets First Career Asphalt Modified Victory In RoC Oswego …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Robert Ballou

Severe neck and back injuries sustained in a 2016 Sprint Car crash came close to taking Robert Ballou’s life, and even closer to maiming him. Ballou endured months of pain recuperating, harnessed in neck braces. But his focus, from the time he was carried out of Calistoga (CA) Speedway, was to race again. This past weekend, at lightning fast Eldora …

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This Week in AARN // May 9, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Dewease/ Kreitz Team Red Hot; Claim Susky Gobrecht Memorial Upset Special At Riverhead: Zachem Wins Mod Main In Home Built Car Ward Crozier, Promoter, Driver, Friend Of Racing, Dies At 79 Oswego’s 350 Crate Supermodified: Will It Work As Intended? Legendary New England Racing Promoter, Series Founder Tom Curley Passes At 73 Many Tracks Suffer With Wet Weather, Event …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Max Zachem

The last thing that’s expected from a weekly track’s season opener is for someone to come in and upset the regulars. So when Connecticut driver Max Zachem won the Modified opener at the always tough Riverhead Raceway on Long Island, it was a shocker. But there was more. The car Zachem drove, owned by Islander Ken Vogel, was a home …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Officially Calls It A Career

Posted by: Dave Moody – May 2, 2017 The 2017 season will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. The third-generation driver met with team owner Rick Hendrick to inform him of his decision on March 29, and the team confirmed last week that after 18 seasons and more than 600 career MENCS …

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This Week in AARN // May 2, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Ryan Preece Wins Spring Sizzler In Showdown With Doug Coby Billy Decker Makes Powerful Statement With Fulton SDS Opener Score Dewease Goes Back To Back Williams Grove, Port Royal Against All Stars: Starks Wins Bedford Shocker RoC Asphalt Mod Lancaster Opener To Andy Jankowiak URC Wingless Big Diamond Experiment A Success; Mark Bitner Wins Battle Of The Bay …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

With the most trying year of his racing career behind him, Ryan Preece got back to basics Sunday afternoon when he drove his potent Modified by archrival Doug Coby and on to victory in Stafford Motor Speedway’s Spring Sizzler. This is a big race, arguably the most prestigious in New England and one of the jewels of the NASCAR Whelen …

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New Owner/ Promoter Don Spiece Excited About Merrittville Speedway’s Future

Posted by: Dave Sully – April 25, 2017 Don Spiece, the new owner of Merrittville, is a former racer. He’s not the first racer to own a race track. He bought Merrittville from one who still races. The results for racers who own tracks is mixed. Tony Stewart seems seems to make it work. Ken Schrader has owned tracks for …

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This Week in AARN // April 25, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Eckert Wins Lucas Oil LM Thriller In Front Of Port Royal Packed House Alan Johnson’s Outlaw Mod Score Extends Personal Win Streak To 43 Years Davie Franek Flips Friday, Wins Saturday In 360 Sprints Modified Touring Series ‘17 Season Opener At Monadnock Is All Ryan Preece’s STSS Bridgeport Win To Friesen; Small Blocker Bouc Is Runner-up Spiece Era Begins …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Port Royal Speedway

There were a lot of good things that happened Sunday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came to Sprint Car Country and boy, did the fans follow them. The crowd was huge and the racing was spectacular, made even more so when popular Keystone stater Rick Eckert dazzled the throng with a dramatic win in a …

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