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This Week In AARN // January 19th, 2016

TOP HEADLINES Rico Abreu’s Late Race Charge Earns Him Second Straight Chili Bowl In Tulsa; Gains Truck Ride PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Set For This Weekend In Greater Phila. Expo Center The Late Pat Singer, Former AARN Editor, Named As Prestigious Henry McLemore Press Award Winner Mike Payne & Billy Decker Team Up To Eye Mr. DIRT Mod Title …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Rico Abreu

Who else but Rico?  Rico Abreu made major news on many fronts this past weekend.  He got the Chili Bowl off to a good start by winning his Wednesday night preliminary, a race that had thousands cheering his name.  Two days later, he announcd at a press conference that he has a full time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride …

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January 19th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVERS of January 19: Powering through the corner at the Syracuse “Moody Mile” in October 1986 are Modified standouts Dave Leckonby (No. 66) and Billy Pauch (No. 126). (Photo by Ace Lane/AARN Archives)

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This Week In AARN // January 12th, 2016

TOP HEADLINES Syracuse Grandstand Blown Up In Planned Demolition Shane Stewart, Danny Lasoski Are Hottest In Cocopah Winter Heat Davenport, O’Neal Start Super Late Years Off With Arizona Wins EMPA Convenes; Writer Dino Oberto, Photog Bob Yurko Earn Top Media Awards Race Of Champions’ Skotnicki Releases Dirt, Aphalt Series Schedules Stafford Motor Speedway Back On NASCAR K&N East Series Slate Midget Clans …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Goodbye To An Era

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER FOR THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016 The newsmakers this week are many.  There’s Total Wrecking and Environmental of Tonawanda, N.Y., the company that blew up the Syracuse grandstand.  There’s Joanie Mahoney. the Onondaga County, New York Executve who smiled and giggled as a publicly funded structure imploded into a cloud of dust.  There’s …

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January 12th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of January 12: On May 13, 1989, Dirk Adriaanse was the Modified winner at N.J.’s dirt Flemington Speedway. (Photo by Mel Stettler/AARN archives)

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This Week In AARN // January 5th, 2016

TOP HEADLINES Sellout Allentown Crowd Cheers Erick Rudolph’s Drive To TQ Midget Success Cathell Affirms Delaware Int’l Speedway’s Weekly Mod, LM Schedule For ‘16 Larson, Blaney Top First Weekend Of ‘Summer Heat’ In Cocopah Is There A New Flemington Speedway In The Works? Staying Put: Stewart Friesen Retains Jeff Daley Syracuse-Dominating Ride For 2016 Brady Bacon Wins Golden Driller At Tulsa Micro …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR JANUARY 5, 2016 Auto racing returned to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley this past Saturday for the first time since Nazareth Speedway closed its gates in 2004. Len Sammons Motorsports Productions brought racing back to Center City Allentown, Pa., in the PPL Center and boy, what a reception the race got.  It was a …

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January 5th, Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVERS AND TRACK for January 5: In a close race at the famed Penn National Speedway in the 1980s are Kevin Berger (No. 31), Tom Mayberry (No. 16) and Ronnie Tobias.  (Photo by Don Marks/AARN archives)

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Fresh from a big USAC win in Fort Wayne, Russ Gamester is ready for the Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Race Jan. 2

ALLENTOWN, PA December 29, 2016 . . . When the eighty TQ (Three Quarter) Midget drivers take to the specially constructed indoor race track inside the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., this Saturday, January 2, 2016, one veteran driver, fifty year old Russ Gamester of Peru, Ind., will have an advantage. Gamester won an indoor race last Saturday night in Fort Wayne, …

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