AARN Staff

Newsmaker of the Week // Kody Swanson

Even for accomplished open wheel standout Kody Swanson, his run behind the wheel last week in Indianapolis can only be described as a ‘Career Week”. On Thursday, he won the 100-lap Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred on the rugged Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt mile. On Friday, he won the Silver Crown race on the equally demanding fast 6/10ths asphalt oval at …

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Chris Windom Hopes For An Indianapolis Start Ends With A Crash

Posted by: Shawn Wood – May 22, 2018 It began in November with a simple Tweet. Seven months later, Chris Windom, of Canton, Ill., a multi-time USAC champion, was hoping to have chance to live out a childhood dream of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, He was planning to race on Friday in the Freedom Light 100 for the …

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This Week in AARN // May 22, 2018

TOP HEADLINES North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway Ceases Weekly Racing, Goes To Specials Only; Track For Sale Weedsport Opens Gates In New York; Matt Sheppard Takes DIRT Mod Feature Mike Maresca’s Unusual Year Continues; Takes Tri City Modified Season Opener Mark Smith Masters ESS 360 Sprints At Outlaw; Bests Huge 36 Car Field Champ Tim Buckwalter Begins 2018 As He Ended ‘17, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mark Smith

Mark Smith came, saw, and conquered Outlaw (NY) Speedway last Friday night, taking a talent-laden ESS 360 Sprint Car field to school. It was just the latest in a remarkable racing season for the Sunbury, Pa., competitor who sets his own schedule on a week by week basis. On this night, Smith led from start to finish, scoring his seventh feature …

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Hall Of Fame Driver, Race Car Innovator Maynard Troyer Passes At Age 79

Posted by: Area Auto Racing News Staff Report – May 15, 2018 SPENCERPORT, NY – Maynard Troyer, the man who put Spencerport, N.Y. on the map with scores of high – Asphalt Modified Driving Super Star, Chassis Builder Dead At Age 79 – Hall Of Fame Driver, Race Car Innovator Maynard Troyer Passesprofile asphalt Modified victories and track championships; and …

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Driver Brett Wanner Doesn’t Let Hearing Impairment Affect Racing Or Life

Posted by: Ayrnne Moody – April 24, 2018 To some, one of the best parts of Sprint Car racing is the noise; the loud rumble of a 900 horsepower engine as it soars down the straightaways. None of that matters to Shoemakersville, PA’s Brett Wanner. Wanner was born deaf; both parents, also deaf. But Wanner’s father, Dale, setthe tone early …

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This Week in AARN // May 15, 2018

TOP HEADLINES Stewart Friesen Dominates STSS North Field In Hard Clay Open RoC Asphalt Series Inaugural, Lancaster Speedway Opener Are Patrick Emerling’s WoO Sprint Eldora Two Day Show Is Donny Schatz Sweep; Schuchart Second Both Nights Weekend Rain A Continuing Nuisance For Struggling Race Track Operators Familiar Refrain: Lance Dewease Powers Kreitz 410 Sprint To Williams Grove Score Maynard Troyer …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Maynard Troyer

To a generation of racers, Maynard Troyer was the driver of the Number 6 Modified and among the men to beat. To the next generation, Troyer was the founder of Troyer Race Cars, builders of race and championship winning Asphalt and Dirt Modifieds. Maynard Troyer died this past weekend at age 79, after battling illness for some time. Yet the …

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This Week in AARN // May 8, 2018

TOP HEADLINES Billy Pauch, Sr. Ends Win Drought With Popular Bridgeport Big Block Mod Victory Sixth-To-First Mod Drive At Mahoning Valley Wins It For Bobby Jones Hodnett, Heimbach Blitz ASCS 360 Sprint Invaders At Williams Grove, Selinsgrove Grandview Modifieds Bow To Brett Kressley Kevin Harvick Masters NASCAR Dover Cup Field Matt Sheppard Unstoppable In New York; Bags Outlaw, Canandaigua Mod …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch

Billy Pauch’s long wait is finally over. The immensely popular veteran whose career has been laden with achievements – including 727 career feature wins – had been shut out of the winners circle since late September of 2016. Saturday night at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway, Pauch turned back the clock to win the Modified feature. Pauch, who has never been one …

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