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ADVANCE TICKETS FOR ALLENTOWN, PA INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS GO ON SALE JULY 31

Trenton, NJ, July 17, 2015 Advance sale tickets for the first annual Allentown (PA) Indoor Auto Race, featuring TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets and Slingshots, will be going on sale on Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. The Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) event is set for Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the new PPL Center in Allentown, PA. The Allentown race, new this year …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Preece, Emerling, Sesely

Last weekend, in three different regions of the racing spectrum, 100-lap, high dollar races were held for asphalt Modifieds. Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway’s SK 5k, Holland (NY) Speedway’s RoC Tour race and Wall (NJ)  Stadium’’s Garden State Classic were three events and each of them were tinged with controversy. At Stafford, Ryan Preece came from the rear three times, missed two leaders …

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Small-Block Standout Tommy Flannigan Nearly Won Out Over The Big-Blocks

Posted by: Steve Barrick, July 7, 2015 RANSOMVILLE, NY (Wed.) – The Battle Of The Border ended with an unemotional winner in Billy Decker, an angry runnerup in Matt Sheppard and an ecstatic third place finisher in Tommy Flannigan. “This is like a win for us,” Flannigan said after the race. “The car was running better the longer we went. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stevie Smith

NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR JULY 7, 2015 Domination makes news in auto racing. Win streaks impress. That’s why Stevie Smith’s five-for-eight tear in the 2015 PA Speedweek is so noteworthy. Smith is a very popular figure in Central PA racing circles. His father was one of the best. He left the area for the national circuits and made his hometown …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Joe Skotnicki

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2015 It was a well kept secret, the sale of the Race Of Champions Dirt and Asphalt Series, from Andrew Harpell to Joe Skotnicki. It was a bolt out of the blue, totally unexpected in its timing and in its principles. The sale of the RoC could herald a …

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Capital Improvements Have Clanton At The Front Of The WoO Late Model Field

Posted by: Len Sammons, June 23, 2015 Five years ago Shane Clanton dared to be different. He stepped away from what was easy and decided to build and then race a dirt Late Model of his own design. This year he’s reaping the awards. Thursday victory at Fonda Speedway was his fifth of the early season and he leads the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

If there is such a thing as The Holy Grail Of Newsmaking in auto racing, it would have to be the winning of three features in a single week. It’s a rarity, even among the professional who race three, four or even five nights a week. So this past week, when Matt Sheppard strung together Big Block Modified wins at …

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Racing Dad John Cornell Jr. Dies Of Heart Attack While Watching Son Race

Posted by: Jine 16, 2015 NESHANIC STATION, NJ — Racing dad John J. “Big John” Cornell Jr., 59, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 12, 2015. John was at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway, with race-driving son John III, when stricken. His son finished third in the event that was shortened because of his dad’s heart attack. John Jr. later passed at Crozer Hospital …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Creeden

To say that Danny Creeden’s star is on the rise in Dirt Modified racing is to say it right. The sometimes tempestuous wheelman allowed his talent to do the talking last week. First, he won the Thursday New Egypt (NJ) Speedway Dirty Jersey Modified race, worth over $10,000. The victory perpetuated a trend of success for Creeden with Brett Deyo’s Short Track …

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