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Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Sweet

The 58th Knoxville Nationals was a ‘Sweet Victory’ in more ways than one for California native Brad Sweet. He unleashed a dominating drive in the Saturday night 50-lap climactic race, running a perfect 50 laps and shutting down ten-time Nationals winner Donny Schatz down the stretch. This was nothing less than mortal combat to the checkered flag and for once, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Zeb Wise

It takes a pretty young gun to do a pretty remarkably thing to have it be newsworthy in contemporary automobile racing circles. Yet at PA’s Lanco Speedway on Saturday night, a young man just a little over 15, Zeb Wise, made racing history by becoming the youngest person in USAC to ever win a feature. There’s more. The winning Lanco …

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Newmaker of the Week // Erick Rudolph

Erick Rudolph’s career in auto racing has been a series of successes punctuated by times of transition. The one time regular on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series switched to dirt several years ago and just for good measure, started racing a TQ Midget with the Indoor Auto Racing Series with great success. This past week, Rudolph showed that he is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PA Posse

The PA Posse is two-for-two! Freddie Rahmer won his first ever World Of Outlaws feature at Lincoln Speedway Thursday in a win that put Lincoln’s fans in a frenzy. The next night, Lance Dewease passed Donny Schatz to win at Williams Grove, and in the process, displaced Freddie Rahmer’s father as the winningest driver in Williams Grove history. Such weekends are the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

King Donny. That’s all one has to know about the man who makes more news in Sprint Car racing than anyone else, by far. Donny Schatz was crowned at Eldora Speedway following his victory, for the third time, in the Kings Royal 40-lap feature, worth $50,000. In and of itself that would make news. But en route to his coronation, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PA Speedweek

Just when you thought it couldn’t any better, the second part of PA Speedweek erupted with some of the most sensational 410 Sprint racing the region has ever seen. Lance Dewease won Friday night at Williams Grove by driving a car with a collapsed roof wing to victory. It was a startling sight. Then the next night, Brock Zearfoss, Dewease and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PA Speedweek

PA Speedweek is undeniably a motorsports happening that grows in intensity, importance and intrigue every year. This year, nine consecutive days of racing are on the calendar before it all wraps up this coming weekend. To run PA Speedweek from beginning to end is a test of man and machine, of team spirit, raw ability, and, most of all, pure stamina. The …

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Tragedy In Turn Three: The Passing Of Another Of Racing’s Greats Jason Johnson

Posted by: Arynne Moody – June, 26, 2018 There is a quote that says, “it’s not tragic to die doing something you love” (Mark Foo). I’m not sure that the author had Sprint Car racing in mind when he said that. Mark Foo was a professional surfer from Singapore. Though it seems he would have nothing in common with a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jason Johnson

For as visceral yet beautiful, aggressive yet smooth, flat out yet strategic a sport as automobile racing is, the sport has one disagreeable truth that hovers over it: racing is dangerous. The sport is safer than it ever was. Yet it remains an endeavor where some will pay the ultimate price. Jason Johnson lost his life at a Sprint Car …

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Newsmaker of the Week // USAC Sprint Cars

For fourteen years, the cars and stars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series have been heading east to compete over several days at different tracks. This year’s incarnation of ‘USAC Eastern Storm’ consisted of six straight days of racing at different speedways in three states. And did the crowds ever turn out! The combination of crowd-pleasing past Eastern Storm experiences …

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