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This Week in AARN // December 11, 2018

TOP HEADLINES   Mike Heffner Names Ryan Smith To Drive His 410 Sprint Team For Upcoming Season Justin Bonsignore Honored In NASCAR Charlotte Gala For NWMT Championship Aaron Reutzel To Run Outlaw Schedule, Brock Zearfoos, Cory Eliason & Spencer Bayston To Run All Stars In 2019 Grandview Speedway Deletes Late Models From Weekly Race Schedule After Six Decades Of Competition Aaron Fry …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Dave Sapienza

What price persistence? For Riverhead, NY Asphalt Modified driver Dave Sapienza, that was a question he could have cared less about when, on Saturday afternoon at Wall Stadium, Sapienza won the Tour Modified Turkey Derby 150. ‘Sap’ had been on the verge of victory before but never had closed the deal. On Saturday, he watched the waters part as leader Matt …

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This Week in AARN // November 20, 2018

TOP HEADLINES Tommy Catalano Wins Myrtle Beach Mod Race; Matt Hirschman Takes Companion Race Win New New Engalnd Asphalt Modified American Modified Tour Plans Taking Shape Under Bobby Carrita, With American Racer Support Wade Hendrickson Wins First Big Block Modified Main In Two Year At Bridgeport Speedway Brandon Overton Claims 28th Blue-Gray Southern Dirt Late Model Checkered Sprint Car Council …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Joey Logano

A young boy who once raced at such places as ‘Little T’ and ‘Little Wall’ – Quarter Midget tracks at Thompson Speedway and Wall Stadium – is now the champion of NASCAR. Joey Logano, a native of Middletown, CT, drove the race of his life last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, storming by rival Martin Truex, Jr. for the lead when the …

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This Week in AARN // November 13, 2018

TOP HEADLINES The Old Master, Frankie Schneider, Dies At Age 92 AARN’s 2018-2019 Race Car Builders Guide Pull Out Section Is Here JB, III Memorial North-South Shootout Modified Win Is Jon McKennedy’s Kevin Thomas, Jr. Grabs $25,000 USAC National Sprint Finale In California; Justin Grant Earns Back-To-Back Support Night Wins Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr., Joey Logano To Decide NASCAR …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Frankie Schneider

Frankie Schneider, ‘The Old Master’, famed for his great racing skills on the track and for building and perfecting race cars with his own two hands, died this past weekend. He was 92. Frank’s abilities in the sport may be lost on many AARN readers. He won only one feature after May, 1975 and struggled for many years in a …

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This Week in AARN // November 6, 2018

TOP HEADLINES Donny Schatz, Mike Marlar, Matt Sheppard Are Charlotte World Finals Sprint, Late Model, Modified Season Champions Freedom Speedway Ditches Modifieds In Favor Of Dirt Late Models For 2019 Retired Race Driver Gary Balough Critically Injured In Fall Down Stairs In Ohio Rick Mill Wins Twice In Bethel Motor Speedway’s Novemberfest Season Finale Banquet Season Starts; Otto Sitterly (Oswego), …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

‘Super Matt’ did it again! At Charlotte in the World Finals last weekend, Sheppard raced to a record fourth straight Super DIRT Series championship and his seventh overall. Only Brett Hearn, who has eight career titles, has won more and Sheppard, clearly is on track to tie, even surpass Hearn’s standard. Sheppard didn’t win either of the twin features outright at …

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This Week in AARN // October 30, 2018

TOP HEADLINES Matt Hirschman Outruns Ron Silk, Wins Tri Track Open Mod Series Title At Seekonk DJ Shaw Claims Third PASS North Title Even As Rival Travis Benjamin Wins 150 Lap Seekonk Season Finale Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Finally Gets In; WoO Champ Schatz Pockets $51,000 Plus Lee Gill, Family Are New Evans Mills Speedway Owners-Promoters New England Auto Racing Hall Of Fame …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

Donny Schatz beat up on the PA Posse Sunday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway, leaving town with more than $51,000 of Keystone State riches and the Tuscarora 50 trophy. One of the biggest first place payouts for any race in the east, and Schatz won it the way he has taken so many of his 21 World Of Outlaws A Mains …

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