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Newsmaker of the Week // Jeff Gordon

Since he burst upon the racing scene as a pre-teenager, Jeff Gordon has excelled.  And when his career began at NASCAR’s upper echelon, Gordon became an instant star.  Wins and championships seemed to come easily to a driver who outran those previously up front often.  Along the way, Jeff Gordon changed racing. Parents at quarter midget tracks nationwide imagined their …

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January 27th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVER of January 27: After Bing Metz won the TQMidget feature at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall (then called “Convention Hall”) in January 1970, legendary Indianapolis 500 driver Duane Carter congratulated him in victory lane! (AARN archive photo; By Walter Chernokal)

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This Week in AARN // January 20th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Borgers To Be ATQMRA’s Home Track, Rules Merged With 600s Rico Abreu’s Chili Bowl Win Whips Crowd Into Frenzy AARN: Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Racecar & Trade Show Preview Edition Glen Ridge Cancels Deyo Short Track Super Series Race Jackson & Foster Are New Black Rock Promo Duo; Mods Main Class ESPN’s Keith Olbermann Incurs Race Fans’ Ire Bainey Returns To …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Rico Abreu

The chant was said to have been the most raucous in the twenty-nine year history of the Tulsa, Oklahoma’s the Chili Bowl.  And the chorus in unison heralded the efforts of one man.  “Rico!, Rico!, Rico!”  That man was Rico Abreu, who is among the most popular drivers in the country right now after winning Saturday’s Chili Bowl.  Abreu is …

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January 20th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVERS of 1-20: Racing in the Midgets at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway are 1976 ARDC champion Bob Cicconi (No. 12) and Chris Chrisman. (AARN archive photo/By Ron Heddendorf)

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This Week In AARN // January 13th, 2015

TOP HEADLINES Winter Heat Ends With Reutzel Winning, Lasoski Taking Series Title Ryan Preece Enters NAPA KNOW HOW TQ Indoor Races In Atlantic City NASCAR Mod Tour Car Being Prepped By Jimmy Blewett Banquet Circuit Still Going Strong; Mall Shows Coming Soon Chili Bowl Preview: Eastern Entrants Abound Renegade Sprint Tour Releases 30-Plus Event Schedule Vintage Jerry Cook Mod To Be Showcased …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Aaron Reutzel

A southwestern ASCS 360 Sprint Car driver, a proverbial  big fish in a little pond, rocketed to the top of the collective national Sprint Car awareness by winning the climactic 410 Sprint Car race of Winter Heat in Copopah, Ariz.  Saturday.  The big guns were all there – Steve Kinser, Christopher Bell, Danny Lasoski, Dale Blaney. But in the end,  Aaron …

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January 13th Trivia Photo

MYSTERY DRIVERS of January 13: In a close race in turn three at Ct.’s Stafford Motor Speedway in 1972 are Leo Cleary (No. 4) and Hop Harrington (No. 1). The No. 1 is the former Tant/Mitchell No. 11 driven by Ray Hendrick. (AARN archive photo/by Lloyd Burnham)

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AARN Photographers And Writers Pick Up Big EMPA Awards

Posted by: Earl Krause, January 6, 2015 – KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — With the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center serving as the host, a large gathering of members and guests of the Eastern Motorsport Press Association attended the group’s 43rd annual convention last weekend. It was a winning weekend for Area Auto Racing News, as many staff members …

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Excitement Inside AC’s Boardwalk Hall Is A Sure Thing

The odds are definitely stacked in the favor of excitement for the race fan on January 30-31, 2015 inside Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall at the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSRP) NAPA Know How Weekend. With 198 entrants in three classes and four feature races on the agenda, ultimate racing success is stacked high against the driver. But with so many …

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