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Newsmaker of the Week // Turkey Derby

Wall Stadium’s 49th running of the Turkey Derby, a three-day annual extravaganza at the New Jersey Shore Speedway, produced some spirited racing and two late race winners in Matt Hirschman and Steven Reed. In the 150-lap Open Tour Modified race, Hirschman took advantage of late race opportunity to pit for fresh tires, knifed his way through the field and won …

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Newsmaker of the Week // John “Grandpa” Blewett, Sr.

John “Grandpa” Blewett, Sr, patriarch of the Blewett racing family, died Friday night at his home at the age of 90. He was a self-made man who built his life around the creation of an auto salvage yard that branched into many other facets. John became involved in auto racing with his namesake son in the early 1970s, adopting what …

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FREE ACCESS To AARN’s Digital Edition – Issue #41

Have you checked out the Area Auto Racing News Digital Edition? If not, here is your chance!  Click the link below for full access to Issue #41, our post Super Dirt Week Coverage edition.   Matt Sheppard won the race, but as you will see we tell the whole story, More Than Just Who Won! CLICK HERE FOR FREE ACCESS – …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Nocella

Riverhead Raceway is a notoriously difficult place for outsiders to come in and beat the regulars. The weekly runners were out in force Saturday for the sixth annual running of the Islip 300, three-hundred wheel to wheel laps around a quarter mile track with no room to spare. The odds favored the locals but somebody forgot to tell Woburn, Mass. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Sweet

Brad Sweet’s drive to the 2022 World Of Outlaws Sprint Car season championship was his fourth straight and certainly his most closely contested. Though Sweet led the standings most of the year, his margin over rivals David Gravel and Carson Macedo ebbed and flowed. It was still very much Sweet’s title to win or lose over the three day Charlotte …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Five Mile Point Speedway

After 72 years of springs, summers and falls of offering auto racing to Southern Tier, New York enthusiasts of the sport of speed, Five Mile Point Speedway ran its last races this past weekend. When the final lap was run, Modified favorite Justin Holland, a third generation driver, was standing in the winners circle, taking the final flag and winning …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Lance Dewease has done it again. On Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway, the World Of Outlaws were back in town and Lance Dewease spanked ‘em, much to the delight of the PA Posse fans. Dewease’s win in the Williams Grove National Open was the fifth of his driving career and worth $75,000 for the driver and his car owner Don …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Hirschman

When there’s big money on the line, any advantage including where you start is crucial to most people. Matt Hirschman is not most people. On Saturday at Evergreen Speedway in the Tom Wanick, Jr. Memorial Modified 200 lapper, Hirschman elected to start at the back of the 24-car field after having earned the right to redraw for a starting spot in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

The wins just keep on coming for Matt Sheppard. His three wins last week, at Utica Rome and his Oswego Super DIRT Week Big Block and Small Block sweep. have added luster to a season that seems to have no limit of success. By year’s end, he’ll likely set an all-time single season earnings record for a Dirt Modified driver. And more …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Super Matt Sheppard has done it again. He won last Saturday night at Fulton Speedway in the prestigious Outlaw 200, this on a speedway he seldom competes at. The win was number 36 for the Dirt Modified master, and just to mix it up a little, Sheppard defied conventional wisdom by running a Big Block under his hood in a …

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