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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Hirschman

Matt Hirschman dominated one of the two Modified races he won at the annual Wall Stadium Turkey Derby last Saturday and lucked into another one. It’s all in a weekend’s work for Hirschman, one of the highest percentage winners in any phase of the sport. His sweep of the two races was worth at least $11,000 as well as the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Thunder Mountain (NY) Speedway

No one saw this coming! Thunder Mountain (NY) Speedway, located just north of the Southern Tier of New York, announced this past week it was affiliating with DIRTcar for its 358 Modified and Sportsman classes, effective for the 2020 season.The DIRT alliance also means a switch to Hoosier tires. The track’s Modified class and its other divisions will not be …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

The last 410 Sprint race in the United States was on the docket this past Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway and when the checkered flag flew, it was over the hood of Danny Dietrich’s Gary Kauffman owned No. 48. It capped a season for Dietrich with 15 overall wins, enough for ‘Double D’ to be rightfully regarded as the leader of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // The Champs

It all came down to the last race of the season at The Dirt Track At Charlotte for two series championships last weekend. In the Super DIRT Series, Mat Williamson was trying to unseat Matt Sheppard, winner of seven SDS titles including the last four, to win his first career title. In the World Of Outlaws Sprint Series, Brad Sweet was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jordan Watson

There are few things in racing more enjoyable than seeing a hometown driver defend his turf by turning back an invading crop of full time racers. That’s what Jordan Watson did Saturday night at Georgetown Speedway when he swept to victory in the Short Track Super Series South Region Modified season finale. On the heels of winning the track championship …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Stewy! After winning $10,000 Thursday night in the Hard Clay Finale Short Track Super Series race at Orange County Fair Speedway, Stewart Friesen flew to Martinsville, VA to practice, qualify and race the Halmar NASCAR Gander Outdoor Series Truck through Saturday afternoon. He then returned to OCFS to race a Small Block Saturday night (with modest success). It was all but …

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Newsmaker of the Week // TJ Stutts

Readers of AARN, whether racers, owners, mechanics, promoters, officials or fans know how difficult it is to win. Winning in the rugged ranks of Central PA 410 Sprint racing is even more daunting. How much more difficult must it have been for a racer who spent most the previous season working his way back from back and chest injuries – …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson did it! For the twenty-first time this season, the fleet Canadian drove to victory, this time in the biggest, most prestigious Dirt Modified race of them all, the Super DIRT Week Big Block Modified 200. Williamson also won a pair of satellite 358 Modified races, at Utica-Rome and at Brewerton that set the stage for his monumental win. This …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

Brent Marks literally traveled thousands of miles to win the biggest race of his 410 Sprint Car career at the track closest to his Myerstown, PA home. A regular on the World Of Outlaws circuit for the past three years, Marks has faced down adversity repeatedly. He was winless in his first WoO season, took three wins last year, and was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Stewart Friesen’s win at Fonda Speedway was anything but a routine drive in a race that was anything but routine itself. For one thing, Friesen had plenty of competition, not unexpected with $53,000 on the line for winning. For another, the variable of weather, which interrupted the race for two hours, took away any momentum or perceived strategic advantage. Then …

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