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AARN Photographer Bruce Thomas Passed Away on May 6 Laid To Rest Today

JONESTOWN, PA — Area Auto Racing News photographer Bruce Thomas, of Jonestown, passed away after a lengthy illness on May 6 at the Hospice Residence of Central Pa. in Harrisburg, Pa. While on the AARN staff, Bruce was an auto racing photographer at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway and many other area race tracks. He was a member of the Eastern Motorsports …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Call this one a real ‘feel good story’ Lance Dewease, one of the most prolific 410 Sprint winners in central Pennsylvania history, had no firm ride at the end of 2015 for 2016. Don Kreitz, Jr. another of the all time great 410 Sprint wheelmen, had a car but was unable to drive it, owing to post concussion syndrome. The …

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American Modified Pavement Series Plans Shelved For ’16 By Chris Zacharias

Posted by: Len Sammons – May 3, 2016 Chris Zacharias confirmed to AARN last Friday that their will be no first annual American Modified Pavement Series (AMPS) this season. Zacharias announced the formation of the series in AARN’s March 8 edition after a sales dispute became public between former Race of Champions series owner Andrew Harpell and its purchaser Joe …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Decker

Billy Decker may have won bigger races during his career than the Highbanks Holdup Super DIRTcar Series 100 last Saturday night at Fulton (NY) Speedway. But few were as satisfying. Decker played a waiting game after establishing his preferred line on the bottom of the track. Then, one by one. the leaders came back to him. It took him 90 laps …

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– Regulation Could Have Been Crippling To Motorsports – EPA Withdraws Proposed Race Car Emissions Regulation

Posted by: David Wiernusz – April 26, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Friday, April 15, 2016 that it is withdrawing a proposed regulation that would have effectively prohibited the modification of street cars into race cars. The EPA said in a statement posted at www.3epa.gov that its proposed regulation did not represent a “change in the law” …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Dale Blaney

Port Royal Speedway honored its legendary Sprint Car champion Keith Kauffman this past Saturday with the first running of the Keith Kauffman Classic. It was only fitting that the winner of the Kauffman inaugural, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit Of Champions, would be Dale Blaney, the organization’s most prolific winner. The parallels between Kauffman and Blaney are many: talented wheelmen, …

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Tyler Siri’s Outlaw Speedway In Dundee, NY Ready For New Era

Posted by: Steve Kellogg – April 19, 2016 It’s finally here! This Friday night, April 22, will usher in the new era at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. (formerly known as Black Rock Speedway) under the leadership of Tyler Siri. Since the word of the sale of the track came out this winter the buzz has all been about what …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Wade Hendrickson

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2016 Known affectionately’The Flying Farmer”, veteran Big Block Dirt Modified driver Wade Hendrickson has been around racing long enough to know that victories are to savored. That’s because no matter who you are, you never know when the next one is coming. Hendrickson has always been able to …

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Hogue Moving On To New Horizons; Area Auto Racing News Accepting Resumes

Tim Hogue, Advertising Sales Director for Area Auto Racing News, has announced he is leaving the position he’s held for seven years. Hogue recently gave his two weeks notice to AARN to pursue an exciting employment opportunity outside of the sport. “We’re all going to miss Tim,” said AARN president Len H. Sammons, “but at the same time we’re happy for …

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Doug Borger Seeks To Own, Build A Speedway In PA

Posted by: Steve Barrick – April 5, 2016 Doug Borger spent last Thursday putting together his 185th Xcel 600 Modified car. “One more car to go, then it’s time to start running the Xcel 600 Modified Series,” Borger said. Shifting gears without hesitation is what drives Borger and it is why he succeeds. Now, he has a new iron in …

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