AARN Staff

Newsmaker of the Week // Greg Hodnett

Greg Hodnett just keeps getting the job done. The Central PA 410 Sprint Car favorite, while a threat every time he takes a green flag, seems to excel when the stakes are highest. And that’s exactly what Hodnett did this past weekend. He warmed up with a mid-week second place finish with the World Of Outlaws at New Egypt Speedway. …

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Obits: Long Time AARN Photographer – Leroy Leibelsperger

TEMPLE, PA — Leroy Leibelsperger, a dedicated and always fun-loving staff photographer of Area Auto Racing News for over 30 years; and prior to that a stock car racer, has passed away. Mr. Leibelsperger, 85, of Temple died May 19 at home. Going back to the 1970s, Leroy and good friend and fellow AARN staff member Henry Plesnarski traveled to …

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Newsmaker of the Week // May 24, 2016

There was $15,000 to win on the line at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire with the newly organized Modified Touring Series founder Gary Knight calling the shots. The wrinkle in the race was that new tire use was unlimited. That meant that a winning strategy had to be developed on the fly and with high stakes. Ryan Preece came …

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This Week in AARN // May 24, 2016

TOP HEADLINES Dewease Beats Outlaws At Williams Grove; Schatz Wins Twice STSS Anthracite Assault At Big Diamond Is All Ryan Watt’s Bold Tire Strategy Earns Preece $15,000 For Asphalt Mod Win At Monadnock Emerling Red Hot At Lancaster; Takes Down RoC, Sportsman Victories Stafford Sweep: Pennink Claims VMRS, SKs On Same Night Outlaw Promoter Siri Wins Again On A Trying …

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When Did We All Start Believing The Weather Forecast?

Posted by: Len Sammons, May 17, 2016 For years the joke was, “I want to be the weatherman, you can be wrong 90% of the time and still keep your job.” That statement, however, no longer appears to be true today, at least in auto racing. Race track operators now believe in the predictions days and weeks in advance as …

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This Week in AARN // May 17, 2016

TOP HEADLINES Dirt-Asphalt Hall Of Famer Dutch Hoag Passes At Age 89 Siri’s Promotional Debut Yields Big Crowd; Modified Feature Victory Big Diamond Raceway, Cass Township Settle Amusement Tax Dispute Ron Silk, Danny Watts Win First NASCAR Whelen Tour Mod Race As Team Bloomquist’s Lucas LM Buckeye Nationals Win Worth $50,000 Patrick Emerling Cruises To Oswego RoC Asphalt Modified Victory Dewease Stays …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tyler Siri

Call it a dream night, a night to remember. After buying the former Black Rock Speedway this past winter, and improving the property immensely, Siri then suffered three straight rainouts. Then, before he had even taken in his first dollar, he made a bold decision: with another lousy Friday forecast, Siri moved his race ahead – to Thursday. He became …

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AARN Photographer Bruce Thomas Passed Away on May 6 Laid To Rest Today

JONESTOWN, PA — Area Auto Racing News photographer Bruce Thomas, of Jonestown, passed away after a lengthy illness on May 6 at the Hospice Residence of Central Pa. in Harrisburg, Pa. While on the AARN staff, Bruce was an auto racing photographer at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway and many other area race tracks. He was a member of the Eastern Motorsports …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Call this one a real ‘feel good story’ Lance Dewease, one of the most prolific 410 Sprint winners in central Pennsylvania history, had no firm ride at the end of 2015 for 2016. Don Kreitz, Jr. another of the all time great 410 Sprint wheelmen, had a car but was unable to drive it, owing to post concussion syndrome. The …

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This Week In AARN // May 10, 2016

TOP HEADLINES Lance Dewease Wins First As Driver For Don Kreitz Eric Beers, Earl Paules At Odds Over Mahoning Valley Modified Rules Kerry Madsen Sweeps Eldora WoO Sprint Twin Bill Bryan Clauson Still On Pace For 200 Race Season In 2016 Tyler Dippel Demonstrates Versatility With Leb Val Big Block Mod Score Jeff Heotzler Earns 50th Career Modified Feature At …

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