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Racer Jennifer Flanagan Kutz Passes After Complications During Child Birth

Posted by: Dino Oberto – September 15th, 2015 BETHLEHEM, PA — Jennifer Flanagan Kutz, a champion pavement Street Stock racer, passed away on Friday, September 11, due to complications from the delivery of giving birth to her daughter, Annika Kaylin. Jennifer was 39. Annika, who was born at 3 lbs. 3oz., is doing well while under the careful watch of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2015  It is hard to explain the season that 410 Sprint Car driver Brent Marks has endured.  Long considered to be part of one of the top teams in Central Pennsylvania racing, Marks came into Labor Day Weekend winless.  He now is a three time winner, all of the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Syracuse

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK  FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2015  Makers Of News aren’t necessarily persons and the events that make news aren’t always reflective of happy times.  As the cold, stark, sobering reality sinks in that after this coming Columbus Day Weekend tbere will be no more racing at the New York State Fairgrounds, anger, bitterness, disbelief and …

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Halmar Greatly Increases Eastern States Purses

Posted by: Ted Schmidt – September 1, 2015 MIDDLETOWN, NY – Halmar International owner Chris Larsen, in conjunction with Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda IV, recently announced that Halmar International has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2015 running of the Eastern States Weekend, set for October 23-25 at the legendary “House of Power” oval. With …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 To borrow an old racing axiom and improvise a bit, the only thing better than choosing between being lucky or good is to be both lucky AND good. Stewart Friesen proved it last Tuesday, August 25 in Lebanon Valley Speedway’s Mr. DIRT USA title race when he moved from …

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Patience Pays Off For VonDohren

Posted by: Mark Tiderman, August 11, 2015 Craig VonDohren has been racing at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway since he was in high school. He won his first feature event there when he was just 16-years-old in his family owned race car. Over the years a lot has changed in the sport. However there’s been one constant, VonDohren winning. Last Saturday night, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kenny Tremont

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 Kenny Trenont, Jr. is at the stage of his driving career that the phrase ‘ageless veteran’ has become a term of endearment. Tremont has rebounded spectacularly in 2015, after a succession of lean years, to be a contender for the Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley track championships. Yet …

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Asphalt Short-Track Racer Daniel Hemric Is On His Way

Posted by: Len Sammons, August 4, 2015 Without a well known father, a big checkbook or a brillant career in dirt track racing, Daniel Hemric is advancing towards NASCAR’s highest levels of competition. Hemric, 24, has carved his own path to the top with winning performances at every stop. This year he’s a full-time rookie on the NASCAR Camping World …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK – TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015 Stewart Friesen, by his talent and gregarious nature, is a newsmaker. He has done things on the race track over the past several years that define the term ‘living legend.’ The standard, therefore, for a habitual newsmaker to make news is one with a high threshold. Here’s …

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Bachetti Expresses Ire By Boycotting Crazy Eights Post-Race Ceremonies

Posted by: Steve Barrick, July 28, 2015 Andy Bachetti was in no mood for polite post-race back-slapping Wednesday night after finishing second to Stewart Friesen in Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series 48-lapper at I-88 Speedway. His anger was sufficiently aroused that he invoked the time honored chestnut, ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything’ by refusing to …

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