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Newsmaker of the Week // Brock Zearfoss

Young Brock Zearfoss shocked the Sprint Car world last Friday night when he won against the World Of Outlaws at legendary Williams Grove Speedway. Zearfoss took advantage of some circumstances that included a flip by Lance Dewease, a restart jump called on the leader David Gravel, and a sprint to the finish among himself, Gravel and Donny Schatz. This was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

When a golden opportunity happens in racing, it’s truly the gifted and talented who can maximize it. That’s what Asphalt Modified driving standout Ryan Preece did last weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway. First, on Friday, he went head to head with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver Ryan Newman in the NWMT Modified All Star race – and beat him. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

Of this there can be no doubt: Kyle Larson’s 2017 PA Speedweek appearances will be talked about for years to come. On the heels of a NASCAR Monster Cup win at Michigan, Larson headed east to run in as many of the PA Speedweek races as his NASCAR schedule would allow. He won three of them, at Path Valley, Lincoln, and Grandview, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

The McCreadie name in northeastern auto racing circles remains syonymous with Dirt Modified excellence even though second generation driver Tim McCreadie has spending most of his time over the past decade racing Dirt Late Models across the nation. McCreadie has always retained a fondness for Big Block Mods however, and races them whenever his schedule permits, which isn’t often. ‘T-Mac’ …

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Bonsignore Races To A Disappointing Fifth After Burying His Grandfather Earlier In The Day

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 27, 2017 Justin Bonsignore was hoping to win Saturday’s NASCAR Modified Tour 200 at Riverhead Raceway and dedicate the victory to his 88-year-old grandfather who was buried earlier in the day. Driving with a heavy heart after having attended his grandfather’s funeral, he was running third when a yellow was thrown with five laps …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Blewett

One of the oldest Stock Car races in the United States is the Garden State Classic at Wall (NJ) Stadium. The race traces its roots back to 1957 and while its format has changed somewhat over time, it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious asphalt Modified races in the northeast. Jimmy Blewett, whose racing family’s roots stretch almost …

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AARN’s Lenny H. Sammons To Receive Dirt Mod Hall Of Fame Media Award

Posted by: Buffy Swanson – June 20, 2017 What started out as a four-page lithographed rundown of local auto racing has become the last bastion of weekly motorsports print coverage on the market. The man at the helm, Area Auto Racing News publisher and journalist Lenny H. Sammons, will receive the Andrew S. Fusco Award for Media Excellence at the …

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Indoor Auto Racing Coming To Albany, NY Feb. 9-10, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The inevitable gloom of winter in central New York will be brightened considerably with the announcement by Len Sammons, promoter of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels, that indoor racing will return to the Empire State on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at Time Union Center in Albany, NY. “Putting together a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

It’s no secret that today’s upper echelon racers are specialists. Few deviate from their chosen paths, once they are reached. Yet at the same time, versatility is a quality that is greatly admired of those who can make anything go fast. That’s why Kyle Larson’s talents were being talked about across the racing spectrum after the Californian won a World …

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Long Ride Back To The Top For Tommy Barrett

Posted by: Kyle Souza – June 13, 2017 When fans rolled into the third-mile Seekonk Speedway oval on Saturday night, a stout lineup of Modifieds on the newly-formed Modified Touring Series sat waiting for them in the pit area. Names like Woody Pitkat, Rowan Pennink and Eric Goodale, star standouts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, were set to match …

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