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Newsmaker of the Week // Bruce Rogers

When Forrest Rogers and his son Bruce built Grandview Speedway and opened it in 1963, it is hard to imagine they envisioned the success that followed. At the center of it all was Bruce, a hard working, plain-spoken family man, whose life was wholly dedicated to the track. In latter years, he delegated some of his responsibilities of running the …

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Troy Fraker Begins Last Full-Time Season In 410 Sprint Car Competition

Posted by: Arynne Moody – March, 28, 2017 Troy Fraker, a staple at Central Pennsylvania’s race tracks for 35 years, began his last full-time season behind the wheel of a race car Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. The driver of the No. 12W 410 Sprint Car only expects to run “about 15 or so” races THIS year; so he …

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This Weeks in AARN // March 28, 2017

TOP HEADLINES AARN’s Annual Schedule Suppliment: 40-Page Pullout Section Has Weekly Race Dates At Tracks From Maine To Ohio – And All National Series Too! Stewart Friesen, Rick Laubach Are Bridgeport’s ‘60 Over Hoffman Tribute Weekend’ Modified Winners Lynton Jeffrey Invades Port Royal, Cops 410 Sprint Opener Caleb Helms Opens Attica, Mansfield With Back To Back 410 Feature Victories Dirt …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen’s plunge into full time upper echelon racing hasn’t slaked his enthusiasm for Dirt Track Modified racing one iota – nor dampened his penchant for winning. Friesen won Saturday night’s Doug Hoffman Memorial race at Bridgeport Speedway for Big Block Modifieds. It was a big win, his first of the 2017 season, and …

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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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