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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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Newsmaker of the Week // Carson Macedo

Carson Macedo had certainly earned a reputation as a fast-rising, capable young Sprint Car driver. But to say that he was a household name in northeastern 410 Sprint circles would have been a stretch. That was before last weekend. With three stops in New York State, the All Star Sprints invaded the region and Macedo proved to be its biggest …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

When Brent Marks decided two years ago that he was going to leave Central Pennsylvania and pursue his dream of racing full time on the World Of Outlaws circuit, his peers wished him well while at the same time wondering how long he’d last. Racing all over the country is a difficult way of making a living, the kind of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kody Swanson

Even for accomplished open wheel standout Kody Swanson, his run behind the wheel last week in Indianapolis can only be described as a ‘Career Week”. On Thursday, he won the 100-lap Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred on the rugged Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt mile. On Friday, he won the Silver Crown race on the equally demanding fast 6/10ths asphalt oval at …

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Chris Windom Hopes For An Indianapolis Start Ends With A Crash

Posted by: Shawn Wood – May 22, 2018 It began in November with a simple Tweet. Seven months later, Chris Windom, of Canton, Ill., a multi-time USAC champion, was hoping to have chance to live out a childhood dream of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, He was planning to race on Friday in the Freedom Light 100 for the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mark Smith

Mark Smith came, saw, and conquered Outlaw (NY) Speedway last Friday night, taking a talent-laden ESS 360 Sprint Car field to school. It was just the latest in a remarkable racing season for the Sunbury, Pa., competitor who sets his own schedule on a week by week basis. On this night, Smith led from start to finish, scoring his seventh feature …

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Hall Of Fame Driver, Race Car Innovator Maynard Troyer Passes At Age 79

Posted by: Area Auto Racing News Staff Report – May 15, 2018 SPENCERPORT, NY – Maynard Troyer, the man who put Spencerport, N.Y. on the map with scores of high – Asphalt Modified Driving Super Star, Chassis Builder Dead At Age 79 – Hall Of Fame Driver, Race Car Innovator Maynard Troyer Passesprofile asphalt Modified victories and track championships; and …

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Driver Brett Wanner Doesn’t Let Hearing Impairment Affect Racing Or Life

Posted by: Ayrnne Moody – April 24, 2018 To some, one of the best parts of Sprint Car racing is the noise; the loud rumble of a 900 horsepower engine as it soars down the straightaways. None of that matters to Shoemakersville, PA’s Brett Wanner. Wanner was born deaf; both parents, also deaf. But Wanner’s father, Dale, setthe tone early …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Maynard Troyer

To a generation of racers, Maynard Troyer was the driver of the Number 6 Modified and among the men to beat. To the next generation, Troyer was the founder of Troyer Race Cars, builders of race and championship winning Asphalt and Dirt Modifieds. Maynard Troyer died this past weekend at age 79, after battling illness for some time. Yet the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch

Billy Pauch’s long wait is finally over. The immensely popular veteran whose career has been laden with achievements – including 727 career feature wins – had been shut out of the winners circle since late September of 2016. Saturday night at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway, Pauch turned back the clock to win the Modified feature. Pauch, who has never been one …

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