AARN Staff

This Week in AARN // July 4, 2017

TOP HEADLINES SDS Big Show Is Big Win For’T-Mac’ At Albany-Saratoga Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday Is A $10,000 Win For Matt Hirschman Dominick Buffalino’s ‘Quick Draw’ Wins New Egypt’s Garden State Gunfight, Claims $6000 VMRS Mods, GSPSS Late Models Invade Loudon For Short Track Showdown; Woody Pitkat, Eddie MacDonald Rule First Career RoC Modified Score Registered By Tyler Rypkema At Lancaster …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

The McCreadie name in northeastern auto racing circles remains syonymous with Dirt Modified excellence even though second generation driver Tim McCreadie has spending most of his time over the past decade racing Dirt Late Models across the nation. McCreadie has always retained a fondness for Big Block Mods however, and races them whenever his schedule permits, which isn’t often. ‘T-Mac’ …

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Bonsignore Races To A Disappointing Fifth After Burying His Grandfather Earlier In The Day

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 27, 2017 Justin Bonsignore was hoping to win Saturday’s NASCAR Modified Tour 200 at Riverhead Raceway and dedicate the victory to his 88-year-old grandfather who was buried earlier in the day. Driving with a heavy heart after having attended his grandfather’s funeral, he was running third when a yellow was thrown with five laps …

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This Week in AARN // June 27, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Ryan Watt, Mark Pettyjohn Are Big Winners Of Delaware’s Annual Camp Barnes Race Decker Holds Off Sheppard To Win SDS Outlaw Speedway Thriller Overton’s Hot As A Firecracker In WoO Lernerville 100 Lap Romp Seitz Solid In Stafford ISMA Win Friesen’s Outside Charge Earns Him STSS Afton Action 50 Checkered Long Islander Timmy Solomito Defends Home Turf At Riverhead With NASCAR …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Blewett

One of the oldest Stock Car races in the United States is the Garden State Classic at Wall (NJ) Stadium. The race traces its roots back to 1957 and while its format has changed somewhat over time, it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious asphalt Modified races in the northeast. Jimmy Blewett, whose racing family’s roots stretch almost …

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AARN’s Lenny H. Sammons To Receive Dirt Mod Hall Of Fame Media Award

Posted by: Buffy Swanson – June 20, 2017 What started out as a four-page lithographed rundown of local auto racing has become the last bastion of weekly motorsports print coverage on the market. The man at the helm, Area Auto Racing News publisher and journalist Lenny H. Sammons, will receive the Andrew S. Fusco Award for Media Excellence at the …

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Indoor Auto Racing Coming To Albany, NY Feb. 9-10, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The inevitable gloom of winter in central New York will be brightened considerably with the announcement by Len Sammons, promoter of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels, that indoor racing will return to the Empire State on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at Time Union Center in Albany, NY. “Putting together a …

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This Week in AARN // June 20, 2017

TOP HEADLINES Matt Hirschman Wins Jennerstown RoC Modified Main With Late Race Charge Ryan Preece Claims NWMT Thompson, MTS Riverhead Majors Three Days Apart Ryan Watt Spectacular In Diamond State STSS Come-From-Behind Sweep To Victory Six Races, Six Winners In USAC Eastern Storm: Bacon, Meseraull, Thomas, Windom, Courtney In Sprints; Swanson In Silver Crowns After WoO Sprint, NASCAR Monster Cup Wins …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

It’s no secret that today’s upper echelon racers are specialists. Few deviate from their chosen paths, once they are reached. Yet at the same time, versatility is a quality that is greatly admired of those who can make anything go fast. That’s why Kyle Larson’s talents were being talked about across the racing spectrum after the Californian won a World …

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Long Ride Back To The Top For Tommy Barrett

Posted by: Kyle Souza – June 13, 2017 When fans rolled into the third-mile Seekonk Speedway oval on Saturday night, a stout lineup of Modifieds on the newly-formed Modified Touring Series sat waiting for them in the pit area. Names like Woody Pitkat, Rowan Pennink and Eric Goodale, star standouts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, were set to match …

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