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Newsmaker of the Week // Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln Speedway is the heart of Central Pennsylvania’s 410 Sprint Car country. Top teams call the region home. The Adams County oval is most always the first track to open and among the last to close. It’s well-managed, draws well, and the racing is top shelf. Its ownership lets the on-track action do its talking. This past Monday, Lincoln’s owners …

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Newsmaker of the Week // NASCAR

NASCAR got its Cup season back on track this past Sunday by running its first major race in ten weeks, at Darlington (SC) Speedway. No fans were watching the action live. Pit crews and NASCAR race staff were fractions of their usual numbers. The racing was interesting. Beyond this, the impact of NASCAR getting back up and running cannot be overestimated. …

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Newsmaker of the Week / / Tale of Two Cities

Two race tracks in the State of Pennsylvania, Selinsgrove Speedway and Roaring Knob Motorsports Park attempted to hold their opening night races over the weekend. Selinsgrove, in a recently designated ‘yellow’ Snyder County, laid out a meticulous action plan which was duly presented to local, county and state officials. The plan stipulated detailed social distancing procedures and had no front …

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COVID-19 Hits Home: AARN Editor Len Sammons, Mother Maude Fighting Back From Coronavirus Infection

The coronavirus is real. We have all seen it on the news, listened to the daily press briefings, debated whether or not it was time to start reopening the economy, and even asked ourselves… do we know anyone who actually has the virus? The Sammons family and the staff of Area Auto Racing News found out that the virus is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brandon Overton

In a year when few races have been completed, Brandon Overton has distinguished himself far above the rest. After sweeping a pair of February races in Georgia, Overton ran three straight Super Late Model races, worst finish, fifth at Tri County (NC) Speedway. That was just a warmup. The next night, Overton won at Lancaster (SC) Speedway, then took the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brock Zearfoss

Brock Zearfoss was a late entry in the Park Jefferson, South Dakota 410 Sprint race last Saturday, late because, he said, he didn’t feel a 1900 mile trip each way for one race was worth it. Instead, he gave in to the racer’s desire to race and once the Park Jeff race was known to be a defnite ‘go’, he …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Land of Legends

The world of business is all about taking calculated risks, and no one knows that more than Paul Cole, who is chomping at the bit to get his third year of racing operations up and running at Land Of Legends Speedway in upstate New York. Cole is hosting a practice Saturday, operating with the best guidance he can summon in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

An innocent night of iRacing fun among racing friends has turned upside down the racing career of Kyle Larson. The NASCAR Cup, 410 Sprint and Midget star made an obscene racial utterance picked up over a live microphone that was then overheard far and wide. Within 24 hours, Larson had apologized, then lost his support from his Cup team owner …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Todd Baer

Todd Baer is a racer at Mahoning Valley Speedway and Evergreen Raceway often competing with his son Nick. He is a businessman who owns a water transport trucking company. Baer is also a patriot. When a nearby winery sought to move 7000 gallons of product from its wine cellar to a manufacturing facility that was going to extract its alcohol …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Bridgeport Motorsports Park

Late last summer, Doug Rose, whose racing involvement included a partnership at Action Track USA Speedway, purchased Bridgeport Speedway. He promptly tore down two of the three tracks on the property including the venerable 5/8ths mile that had been there from the start. Then launched a bold new action plan. Rose built a 4/10s mile, high banked clay oval and had …

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