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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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Grosso Doesn’t Drive Like A Rookie In Modified Debut At New Egypt

Posted by: Len Sammons – April 18, 2017 Brandon Grosso didn’t race like a rookie in his debut in the 358 Modified division on Saturday at New Egypt Speedway. Despite no pre-event practice in the Nitro Fish No. 32, the 16-year-old driver finished an impressive sixth. “It’s a lot different,” said Grosso afterwards. “We had a good car tonight but …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

Lucas Wolfe got the job done Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. The veteran driver, who establishes a well reasoned schedule of when and where and with what he will race, executed perfectly in this race, Lincoln’s prestigious ‘Spring Championship’. When the checkered flag flew, Wolfe was under it first, earning a cool five grand for himself and car owner Michael …

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Finally, Ole Blue Returns To Victory Lane

Posted by: Kyle Sousa – April 11, 2017 It had been a long time since Boelher Racing had been able to celebrate a victory on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Sunday, Rowan Pennink returned the historic ride into Victory Lane on NASCAR’s oldest touring series, winning the prestigious Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The Cape Cod Copper No. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // ‘Ole Blue’

‘Ole Blue’ rides high again! It’s the nickname of long standing for the cars of the Boehler family, a term of endearment and respect bestowed by three generations of New England area race folk upon the blue number 3 race cars the clan has built and maintained, lived and died by. ‘Ole Blue’ had fallen on tough times in recent …

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Fourth Generation Cathell Helping Direct New Future Of Delaware Int’l

Posted by: Len Sammons – April 4, 2017 Charlie Cathell and his dad, William, ran the Delaware International Speedway for many years before William’s death. Charlie now works with his son Mark and his son Chad, a fourth-generation Cathell now playing a big part at the speedway. The grounds were spruced up for the season on Sunday and new ideas …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Bruce Rogers

When Forrest Rogers and his son Bruce built Grandview Speedway and opened it in 1963, it is hard to imagine they envisioned the success that followed. At the center of it all was Bruce, a hard working, plain-spoken family man, whose life was wholly dedicated to the track. In latter years, he delegated some of his responsibilities of running the …

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Troy Fraker Begins Last Full-Time Season In 410 Sprint Car Competition

Posted by: Arynne Moody – March, 28, 2017 Troy Fraker, a staple at Central Pennsylvania’s race tracks for 35 years, began his last full-time season behind the wheel of a race car Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. The driver of the No. 12W 410 Sprint Car only expects to run “about 15 or so” races THIS year; so he …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen’s plunge into full time upper echelon racing hasn’t slaked his enthusiasm for Dirt Track Modified racing one iota – nor dampened his penchant for winning. Friesen won Saturday night’s Doug Hoffman Memorial race at Bridgeport Speedway for Big Block Modifieds. It was a big win, his first of the 2017 season, and …

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