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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

King Donny. That’s all one has to know about the man who makes more news in Sprint Car racing than anyone else, by far. Donny Schatz was crowned at Eldora Speedway following his victory, for the third time, in the Kings Royal 40-lap feature, worth $50,000. In and of itself that would make news. But en route to his coronation, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PA Speedweek

Just when you thought it couldn’t any better, the second part of PA Speedweek erupted with some of the most sensational 410 Sprint racing the region has ever seen. Lance Dewease won Friday night at Williams Grove by driving a car with a collapsed roof wing to victory. It was a startling sight. Then the next night, Brock Zearfoss, Dewease and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PA Speedweek

PA Speedweek is undeniably a motorsports happening that grows in intensity, importance and intrigue every year. This year, nine consecutive days of racing are on the calendar before it all wraps up this coming weekend. To run PA Speedweek from beginning to end is a test of man and machine, of team spirit, raw ability, and, most of all, pure stamina. The …

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Tragedy In Turn Three: The Passing Of Another Of Racing’s Greats Jason Johnson

Posted by: Arynne Moody – June, 26, 2018 There is a quote that says, “it’s not tragic to die doing something you love” (Mark Foo). I’m not sure that the author had Sprint Car racing in mind when he said that. Mark Foo was a professional surfer from Singapore. Though it seems he would have nothing in common with a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jason Johnson

For as visceral yet beautiful, aggressive yet smooth, flat out yet strategic a sport as automobile racing is, the sport has one disagreeable truth that hovers over it: racing is dangerous. The sport is safer than it ever was. Yet it remains an endeavor where some will pay the ultimate price. Jason Johnson lost his life at a Sprint Car …

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Newsmaker of the Week // USAC Sprint Cars

For fourteen years, the cars and stars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series have been heading east to compete over several days at different tracks. This year’s incarnation of ‘USAC Eastern Storm’ consisted of six straight days of racing at different speedways in three states. And did the crowds ever turn out! The combination of crowd-pleasing past Eastern Storm experiences …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Carson Macedo

Carson Macedo had certainly earned a reputation as a fast-rising, capable young Sprint Car driver. But to say that he was a household name in northeastern 410 Sprint circles would have been a stretch. That was before last weekend. With three stops in New York State, the All Star Sprints invaded the region and Macedo proved to be its biggest …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

When Brent Marks decided two years ago that he was going to leave Central Pennsylvania and pursue his dream of racing full time on the World Of Outlaws circuit, his peers wished him well while at the same time wondering how long he’d last. Racing all over the country is a difficult way of making a living, the kind of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kody Swanson

Even for accomplished open wheel standout Kody Swanson, his run behind the wheel last week in Indianapolis can only be described as a ‘Career Week”. On Thursday, he won the 100-lap Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred on the rugged Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt mile. On Friday, he won the Silver Crown race on the equally demanding fast 6/10ths asphalt oval at …

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Chris Windom Hopes For An Indianapolis Start Ends With A Crash

Posted by: Shawn Wood – May 22, 2018 It began in November with a simple Tweet. Seven months later, Chris Windom, of Canton, Ill., a multi-time USAC champion, was hoping to have chance to live out a childhood dream of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, He was planning to race on Friday in the Freedom Light 100 for the …

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