AARN Staff

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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Grosso Doesn’t Drive Like A Rookie In Modified Debut At New Egypt

Posted by: Len Sammons – April 18, 2017 Brandon Grosso didn’t race like a rookie in his debut in the 358 Modified division on Saturday at New Egypt Speedway. Despite no pre-event practice in the Nitro Fish No. 32, the 16-year-old driver finished an impressive sixth. “It’s a lot different,” said Grosso afterwards. “We had a good car tonight but …

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This Week in AARN // April 18, 2017

TOP HEADLINES American Racer Tires Prove Competitive, Consistent In Mahoning Valley Mod, LM Debut Dewease Closes In On Rahmer’s Williams Grove All Time Win Standard With Friday 410 Victory Cumberland (MD) Speedway. Reopens After Five Year Closure; DJ Troutman Backs Up Prior Bedford LM Score To Nail Two Win Weekend Lincoln’s Spring Championship 410 Test Is Passed With Flying Colors  By Lucas Wolfe, Earns …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

Lucas Wolfe got the job done Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. The veteran driver, who establishes a well reasoned schedule of when and where and with what he will race, executed perfectly in this race, Lincoln’s prestigious ‘Spring Championship’. When the checkered flag flew, Wolfe was under it first, earning a cool five grand for himself and car owner Michael …

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