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Newsmaker of the Week // Eric Goodale

The 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series opener last Thursday at Martinsville (VA) Speedway proved to be an exciting race and one that yielded a popular winner in Eric Goodale. Long Islander Goodale has been on the NWMT for many years and has picked up wins, here and there, including one at Riverhead, his home track. This one was different, as …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jack Johnson

The world of auto racing is mourning the passing of legendary dirt track driver Jack Johnson, at the age of 76. Johnson’s well-documented wins, in excess of 400 rank him among the sport’s all time elite. Johnson, though, was more than a big winner. He came through to win the biggest races time and again, none more so than in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Maresca

Michael Maresca has taken a liking to the new Bridgeport Motorsports Park 3/8ths mile high banked dirt oval. The northern New Yorker made his second successive trip south to run Bridgeport Saturday and wound up winning the Doug Hoffman Memorial Modified race. This win, and the one before it, demonstrate exactly how much of a level playing the new South …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eric Mauriello

The winner of Saturday afternoon’s 100-lap Modified feature at Wall Stadium, Eric Mauriello, had never intended to be at the track as a driver. He had stepped back as a full time driver from a previous ride he had because of job pressures. But when Wall favorite Jimmy Blewett fell ill early last week, a decision was made by Blewett …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Matt Sheppard’s drive from 19th to win Saturday’s Short Track Super Series Big Block Modified Melvin Joseph Memorial 49-lap feature at Georgetown (DE) Speedway was a dramatic affair with ‘Super Matt’ dominating. The win was profitable, earning the owner-driver $10,049, the odd amount a reference to Joseph’s long time favored number as a car owner. Beyond the money, Sheppard served notice …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson is back! The 2020 hero of Sprint and Midget car racing from coast to coast won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race from Las Vegas in just his fourth start since the end of 2019. Larson’s fall from grace was documented liberally last year and his apology to the world was sincere. It cost him his Cup ride with Chip …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim Wagaman

Tim Wagaman came, saw and conquered Lincoln Speedway last Saturday in the 410 Sprint Central PA Season Opener. On a track that made passing difficult, Wagaman had no such problems, gaining the race lead using the high side on Kyle Moody. Wagaman then raced to his first Lincoln Speedway A-Main win in seven years. Winning a Season Opener is always a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Christopher Bell

It is close to preordained that Christopher Bell was destined for success in the NASCAR Cup world. But with learning curves as steep as they are with upper echelon Stock Car racing, not even Bell’s most ardent supporters were prepared for what happened Sunday. Bell, the USAC Dirt Track darling, in just his 38th Cup race, won, of all things, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Logan Schuchart

After a career best second in World of Outlaw point standings in the 2020 season, Logan Schuchart set to improve on that by one position in 2021. Schuchart kicked off his 2021 season at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida this week where he picked up two wins and two second place finishes across the four days …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Gular

In age in Dirt Modified racing when a few top drivers seem to win most of the big races, Pennsylvanian Mike Gular is among a different group of select racers who, on any given night, at any given track where he’s in the field, can outrun everyone. He did it at Orange County Fair Speedway when he won the Hard …

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