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Newsmaker of the Week // Winter Weather

  The old adage, “everybody talks about the weather, but no one can do anything about it” may be true, but this past week’s latest temperature and precipitation misery has forced the hands of promoters, even those with events weeks away.  It all started with USAC and ASCS rainouts in sunny Florida.  Then, Lincoln (PA) Speedway gave up for the …

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March 3rd Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVERS and PHOTOGRAPHER of March 3: Racing in the big-block Modifieds at N.J.’s Flemington Speedway in the early-1980s are Billy Pauch (“L”), Karl Freyer (No. 4), Ken Brenn Jr. (No. 24) and Glenn Fitzcharles (No. 16). Longtime AARN staff member George Gordon took the picture; which includes AARN chief editor Lenny Sammons (center) capturing the action with his camera! …

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Lenny H. Sammons Receives Prestigious McLemore Award

Posted by: Earl Krause, Febrary 24, 2015 Area Auto Racing News publisher and chief editor Lenny H. Sammons is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Journalism award. Presented and coordinated by the former winners, it recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievement in motorsports journalism. Sammons, 60, was honored in the Media Center at Daytona International Speedway this …

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This Week in AARN // February 24th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Huge DIRTcar Mod Volusia Upset: Neal Williams Wins 50-Lapper Daytona 500 Is Won By Connecticut Native Joey Logano Ryan Preece Wins All But Two Smyrna Tour Mod Mains; Evans Memorial Gives Him Title Mark Smith Invades Florida; Takes ASCS 360 Sprint Ten Grand Back To Pennsy Shane Clanton Runs Roughshod Over Volusia Late Models Ballou, Bacon & Darland Share …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Joey Logano & Neal Williams

Two of the biggest races of Speedweeks in Florida were won last week by drivers with Northern roots.  Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano is a North Carolinian today as most every NASCAR National Series driver is. But his racing career blossomed in his native Middletown, Connecticut.  From the time he first drove Quarter Midgets at ‘Little T’ in Thompson, Ct., …

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February 24th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of FEBRUARY 24: Years prior to becoming the Daytona 500 winner of 1970, Pete Hamilton was a popular driver in NASCAR Sportsman-Modified racing in New England! He shown here at age 22, after a mid-1960s win in the Ray Stonkus-built coupe. (Photo from AARN archives)

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This Week In AARN // February 17th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Seekonk Back As NASCAR Sanctioned Speedway Billy Moyer Wins Three Of Six Lucas East Bay Mains AARN’s Annual Safety & Trailer Edition: Tips For Safe Racing & Safe Transport Pittman, Schatz & Sweet Top Volusia 410 Sprint Races Preece Bests Tour Mods Twice At Smyrna; Keeps One NASCAR Daytona 500 Qualifying Fiasco: What Happened? ARDC To Invade Lanco …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Florida Speedweeks

Ahh, that Florida weather! Yes, it’s too cold to take a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean, and yes, it has been cold enough at New Smyrna, Volusia, Ocala and East Bay to see your breath some nights when the races are over. Florida’s relative warmth is the reason the outdoor racing season gets a jump start. Fields of cars have …

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February 17th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of February 17: In April 1994, Rich Taylor enjoyed victory lane at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway after a small-block Modified feature win. Rich comes from a racing family, as his dad, Dick Taylor, was one of the top drivers during the 1960s and 70s at N.J.’s East Windsor and Flemington speedways with the No. 78. (Photo by Mike Ciosek/AARN …

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This Week in AARN // February 10th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Andy Belmont Heading Back To Daytona For ARCA Race As Crew Chief NASCAR Announces Huge Regional TV Package; Mods, K&N To Benefit Undefeated Kerry Madsen Runs Roughshod In Tony Stewart’s All Star Sprint Series Waterford Speedbowl’s Season Is Back On Track After New Owner Finally Closes Deal Maryland’s Historic Cumberland Fairgrounds To Run Again In 2015 Warren Alston Named …

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