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Newsmaker of the Week // Larry Wight

Larry Wight is the toast of the Dirt Modified world after racing to a spectacular win Sunday in the Super DIRT Week Big Block Modified 200 at Oswego Speedway. Wight, who cut back his racing schedule this year to concentrate on his business and his family, was fastest when he had to be. He was met by his father John in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

The Williams Grove National Open is, in many ways, ground zero for the never ending rivalry between the World Of Outlaws and the PA Posse. Make no mistake about it: This is compelling match-up of long standing. And there’s no mistaking which way sentiments the fans at The Grove were Saturday night. As he has so many times, Lance Dewease warmed …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Greg Hodnett

On Thursday night, September 20, the racing world was brought to its knees when Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett was killed in a crash at BAPS Motor Speedway. Greg Hodnett thrilled tens of thousands of fans, elevated the games of hundreds of fellow racers, respected the owners and mechanics of the teams he raced for, and personified that great intangible quality, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Duane Howard

When a team sticks it out all year long, every Saturday night, without winning a feature, it says that something is good with team chemistry. Driver Duane Howard and car owner Norm Hansell, both proven winners, knew that it was just a matter of time before they’d win at their home track, Grandview Speedway. And what a win it turned …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Gular

For the first time in 19 years, Grandview Speedway has a Modified champion whose name isn’t Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren or Duane Howard. Second generation driver Mike Gular, a veteran of the short track wars, used a remarkable record of consistency to hold off ‘The Big Three’ and take the 2018 Grandview track title. The enormity of Gular’s achievement was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kenny Tremont, Jr.

DIRTcar Hall of Famer Kenny Tremont and his family have been pillars of the racing community for generations. Tremont, the winningest driver of all time at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, is among the most popular and respected drivers in the entire region. He is also a hard nosed competitor who is at his very best when the stakes are at their …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tony Stewart

When the checkered flag fell Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway in the All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint feature, it fell across the hood of Tony Stewart’s No. 14. Stewart, three time NASCAR Cup Series champion, IndyCar Champion, owner of the All Star Series, a man who loves racing Sprint Cars, got his first 410 win since June …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Jankowiak & Krause

At Wall Stadium, New Jersey and at Lancaster, New York, a pair of important asphalt Modified races were held this past Saturday night. Wall’s Cliff Krause Memorial honored the track promoter who died of natural causes in January. Lancaster’s Tony-Tommy Memorial Race honored the memories of Tony Jankowiak and Tom Druar, brothers-in-law, who were fatally injured just a few months …

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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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