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Chuck McKee To Announce Retirement As Driver After Eastern States Weekend

Posted by: Jeff Lambert – October 20, 2015 MIDDLETOWN, NY – Multi- time Orange County Fair Speedway Modified driving champion Chuck McKee will announce at this weekend’s Eastern States 200 Weekend that he will formally announce his retirement from weekly driving. “With me cutting back on racing, I’m probably more apprehensive on disappointing the fans than I am on walking …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Coby

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 20th, 2015 Edition  Doug Coby closed out the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series season in much the same way as he started it, with a convincing win at Thompson (CT) Motorsports Park.  In so doing, he ended with seven wins in  the 15 race Series,  swept all four of the …

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Super DIRT Week Sportsman Modified Winner Disqualified

October 13, 2015 Victory awarded to race’s runner-up Rocky Warner SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified driven by James Michael Friesen in Sunday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature event at NAPA Super DIRT Week was found to be in violation of DIRTcar rules. The car was disqualified for violating DIRTcar Rule 15.1, which prohibits alterations to the Chevrolet Performance engine, …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Stewart Friesen and The Moody Mile

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK EDITION OF OCTOBER 13, 2015 The top performer and the center stage are both equally illuminated in the spotlight’s  glare after Stewart Friesen blitzed the competition yet again at Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. Friesen reigned supreme for the fourth time in the last six Syracuse Modified 200s, …

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Who’s Better – Stewy or Super Matt?

Posted by: Len Sammons – October, 6, 2015 The careers of great athletes are often judged by their modern counterpart. Muhammid Ali – Joe Frazier. Arnold Palmer – Jack Nicklaus. Roger Maris – Mickey Mantle. Magic Johnson – Larry Bird. Tom Brady – Peyton Manning. Auto racing is no different. On a national level, people still compare AJ Foyt to …

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Newsmaker of the Week – Central NY Raceway Park

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015 The 44th running of Super DIRT Week is at hand. This year, as Area Auto Racing News rolls out its annual Super DIRT Week issue, at 116 pages, it does so for a SDW that is in fundamental transition. It will be the last at the New York …

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Super DIRT Week 2016 To Be Held At New Central New York Raceway Park

Posted by: Len Sammons – September 30, 2015 TRENTON, NJ – Glenn Donnelly, the man who first organized and promoted Super DIRT Week in 1972, will keep the event alive in the future, thanks to an investment by the State of New York. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today at a press conference held at the New York …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Coby

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2015  Call at the shot heard ‘round the racing world.  The shot was from behind, delivered by a wholly unapologetic Doug Coby to the back bumper of Ryan Preece at Loudon, N.H.  Saturday. It sent Preece spinning and Coby to Victory Lane.  The  sounds ‘round the racing world were …

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Ron Silk’s First Ride In A Supermodified on Sunday At Oswego Speedway Opened His Eyes

Posted by: Kevin Rice – September 24, 2015 On Sunday afternoon, Modified driver Ron Silk got to experience what many Modified drivers through the years have wanted to try- racing at Supermodified at Oswego (NY) Speedway. Silk made the most of his opportunity, earning a fifth place finish in a field of 25 cars despite having to start in position 23 …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Craig VonDohren

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2015  When a racer becomes known by his initials, that’s a sign that he’s a true competitor.  CVD – Craig VonDohren – is just such a driver.  This past Saturday, VonDohren dominated Grandview (PA) Speedway’s annual Freedom 76, a Small Block Modified race offering a lifetime of prestige and $25,000 …

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