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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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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR TUEDAY, APRIL 5, 2016 With nearly 900 career feature wins to his credit, Brett Hearn isn’t in the habit of giving checkered flags away. He also isn’t in the habit of cherry picking, stepping down from the Modifieds to run lesser classes of car. Yet in one strange Saturday night, at …

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Gobrecht’s Labor Of Love Is Consummated With Spectacular Opener

Posted by: Steve Barrick – March 29, 2016 NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – “This is just the beginning.” That is Scott Gobrecht’s promise to the fans, drivers and car owners who turned out to inaugurate The Gobrecht Era in Susquehanna Speedway history Saturday. Very little was left to chance on this night. Staffers were outfitted in bright red Susquehanna Speedway shirts. The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kasey Kahne

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Star Kasey Kahne’s racing pedigree is of dirt track Sprint Car racing. So when word leaked out that Kahne would be spending the off-week from his busy Cup schedule in Central Pennsylvania, racing a Sprint Car, PA Posse fans readied for something special. Kahne wasn’t …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

It’s hard enough to win an Open Competition Dirt Modified race when a team is totally prepared. It’s well nigh impossible when a team is ready to run at one track and winds up, by happenstance, at another. That’s what Stewart Friesen was facing Saturday when, after assessing the forecasts, he prepared to run at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway’s Race Of Champions …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Anthony Perrego & Tyler Dippel

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR MARCH 15, 2016 Youthful race car drivers Anthony Perrego and Tyler Dippel demonstrated this past weekend at two race tracks a thousand miles apart that the overused term ‘Young Guns’ doesn’t apply to them. ‘Top Guns’ is more appropriate. Perrego put a hurtin’ on the Dirt Modified field at the Short …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Chris Zacharias

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 8th, 2016 What does it take to formulate a new racing series in March with the racing season just around the corner? Only one person can know the answer to that question, Chris Zacharias. With the Race Of Champions Series heading toward litigation, Zacharias has seized the moment to pick …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Erick Rudolph

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2016 There is no more successful driver in Indoor TQ Midget racing than Erick Rudolph. After winning the first of the three-race Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TQ races in Allentown, Pa., in early January, Rudolph stumbled a bit in Atlantic City. He was  back on form in Trenton. First, he …

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ERICK RUDOLPH WINS THE BATTLE OF TRENTON AND CLAIMS LSMP VP RACING SERIES TQ MIDGET TITLE; FOUR-MINUTE SLINGSHOT THRILL IS TAKEN BY JESSE HARTMAN

TRENTON, NJ February 28, 2016 – Erick Rudolph wrapped a near-perfect weekend Saturday night at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., when he won the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget Indoor race. The victory was his second of the three race Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series 2016 season and he earned his second straight Series title …

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