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Newsmaker of the Week // Dillon Steuer

The biggest Modified race on Long Island in decades was run last Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. The ‘Islip 300’ was a resurrection of a storied event at the long closed Islip Speedway. This one was 300 grueling laps, with a tire compound wrinkle, and no planned stops. The race itself was tremendous but the winner of it was an …

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Williams Grove Win Eludes Stewart No Longer; Stutts, Taylor Strong At Morgan Cup

Posted by: Todd Heintzelman – May 23, 2017 Shane Stewart has Sprint cars wins across the country, but a win at Williams Grove Speedway had eluded him until now. Stewart’s first career Grove win was a big one, too, as it came in the Morgan Cup last Saturday night worth a total of $17,000, including $12,000 base pay and another …

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Chuck Hossfeld, Jonathan Bouvrette Stripped Of Weekend Victories After Area Auto Racing News Went To Print

Posted by: Len Sammons – May 23, 2017 After post-race tech was completed the NY’s Lancaster National Speedway posted on Tuesday the official results for the Sunoco Sportsman feature from Saturday, May 20, 2017. After a thorough investigation, unofficial winner Chuck Hossfeld has been disqualified for a violation of the shock rules as stated in the LNS rule book. Shawn …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Watt

Ryan Watt is a very good race car driver. He has improved year after year, grown together with a team, owned by Ron Roberts, that was unheralded before Watt started driving for it. No one doubted the credentials of the 2016 Bridgeport Speedway Modified track champion at his home track. And after last Tuesday, the Super DIRT Series competitors won’t …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Robert Ballou

Severe neck and back injuries sustained in a 2016 Sprint Car crash came close to taking Robert Ballou’s life, and even closer to maiming him. Ballou endured months of pain recuperating, harnessed in neck braces. But his focus, from the time he was carried out of Calistoga (CA) Speedway, was to race again. This past weekend, at lightning fast Eldora …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Max Zachem

The last thing that’s expected from a weekly track’s season opener is for someone to come in and upset the regulars. So when Connecticut driver Max Zachem won the Modified opener at the always tough Riverhead Raceway on Long Island, it was a shocker. But there was more. The car Zachem drove, owned by Islander Ken Vogel, was a home …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Officially Calls It A Career

Posted by: Dave Moody – May 2, 2017 The 2017 season will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. The third-generation driver met with team owner Rick Hendrick to inform him of his decision on March 29, and the team confirmed last week that after 18 seasons and more than 600 career MENCS …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

With the most trying year of his racing career behind him, Ryan Preece got back to basics Sunday afternoon when he drove his potent Modified by archrival Doug Coby and on to victory in Stafford Motor Speedway’s Spring Sizzler. This is a big race, arguably the most prestigious in New England and one of the jewels of the NASCAR Whelen …

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New Owner/ Promoter Don Spiece Excited About Merrittville Speedway’s Future

Posted by: Dave Sully – April 25, 2017 Don Spiece, the new owner of Merrittville, is a former racer. He’s not the first racer to own a race track. He bought Merrittville from one who still races. The results for racers who own tracks is mixed. Tony Stewart seems seems to make it work. Ken Schrader has owned tracks for …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Port Royal Speedway

There were a lot of good things that happened Sunday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came to Sprint Car Country and boy, did the fans follow them. The crowd was huge and the racing was spectacular, made even more so when popular Keystone stater Rick Eckert dazzled the throng with a dramatic win in a …

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