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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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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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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Blaney

Winning a NASCAR Cup race is something that’s almost to be expected of the top drivers who have been knocking down the checkered flags for years. That’s why when a first time winner breaks through, it’s big news. At Pocono Raceway last Sunday afternoon, the oldest team in NASCAR, the Wood Brothers, found victory with young Ryan Blaney, Dave’s son, the …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Believes Hulu Support Will Help Turn The Tide On His Cup Career

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 6, 2017 Jeffrey Earnhardt announced the signing of needed sponsorship support from Hulu on Friday prior to racing activities at Dover International Speedway. The sponsorship for the Circle Sport/TMG Chevy No. 33 driven by Jeffrey is the first for Hulu, which recently launched a new, live premium streaming TV service for its subscribers. “All …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

There’s no more talented group of drivers nor collection of top shelf race teams than those who run the Central PA 410 Sprint car circuit. Wins are hard to come by, so when they come in bunches, that’s a big story. Lucas Wolfe started out a ‘career week’ on Monday, May 29 with a rich win at Port Royal in …

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Despite His Young Age, Dillon Steuer Has Victories On Both Asphalt And Dirt

Posted by: Len Sammons – May 30, 2017 Dillon Steuer wasn’t the favorite to win Saturday’s Islip 300 at the Riverhead Raceway, but the 15-year-old entered the race thinking he could. His dad knew he could and so did his car owner Grant Williams. You see, despite his young age Steuer is a proven winner. He won in Slingshots first. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Dillon Steuer

The biggest Modified race on Long Island in decades was run last Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. The ‘Islip 300’ was a resurrection of a storied event at the long closed Islip Speedway. This one was 300 grueling laps, with a tire compound wrinkle, and no planned stops. The race itself was tremendous but the winner of it was an …

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