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Newsmaker of the Week // Winter Weather

  The old adage, “everybody talks about the weather, but no one can do anything about it” may be true, but this past week’s latest temperature and precipitation misery has forced the hands of promoters, even those with events weeks away.  It all started with USAC and ASCS rainouts in sunny Florida.  Then, Lincoln (PA) Speedway gave up for the …

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Lenny H. Sammons Receives Prestigious McLemore Award

Posted by: Earl Krause, Febrary 24, 2015 Area Auto Racing News publisher and chief editor Lenny H. Sammons is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Journalism award. Presented and coordinated by the former winners, it recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievement in motorsports journalism. Sammons, 60, was honored in the Media Center at Daytona International Speedway this …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Joey Logano & Neal Williams

Two of the biggest races of Speedweeks in Florida were won last week by drivers with Northern roots.  Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano is a North Carolinian today as most every NASCAR National Series driver is. But his racing career blossomed in his native Middletown, Connecticut.  From the time he first drove Quarter Midgets at ‘Little T’ in Thompson, Ct., …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Florida Speedweeks

Ahh, that Florida weather! Yes, it’s too cold to take a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean, and yes, it has been cold enough at New Smyrna, Volusia, Ocala and East Bay to see your breath some nights when the races are over. Florida’s relative warmth is the reason the outdoor racing season gets a jump start. Fields of cars have …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kerry Madsen

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit Of Champions made its debut at Bubba Ocala Speedway last weekend and Australian born Kerry Madsen is sure glad it did. Madsen authored an improbable and immensely satisfying three-for-three start to his season and devastated the competition each time. By the end of the weekend, 410 Sprint Car fans were asking one another, ‘is this …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Erick Rudolph

There was a time when Erick Rudolph could be a hard guy to interview. But not any longer. This talented wheelman was in charge of Saturday night’s Gamblers Classic inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, a high profile race that’s hard to win. He was eager to talk about the winning car Mark Lafler built for him, about his dirt track …

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Erick Rudolph Wins Gamblers Classic TQ Midget Finale At NAPA KNOW HOW Race Weekend In Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY (Sat.) – Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. outran Ryan Flores of Davidson, N.C., and Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., Saturday to win the 13th running of the Gamblers Classic 40-lap TQ Midget feature in front of a large crowd inside Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall. The three way battle also had profound ramifications in the Len Sammons Motorsports …

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IT’S JANKOWIAK OVER RUDOLPH IN WESTERN NEW YORK ONE-TWO PUNCH AT ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31,2015 . . . Western New York Three Quarter (TQ) Midget standouts Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, added to their TQ Midget Indoor feature excellence Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall when then finished first and second in the 30-lap feature after a spine tingling battle that lasted most of the race. …

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BLEWETT AND JANKOWIAK ARE FASTEST IN A.C. INDOOR RACING PRACTICE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29,2015 . . . A relatively incident free practice session Thursday night inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall was dominated by perennial contender Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., and Battle Of Trenton Indoor Three Quarter (TQ) race winner last December, Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. Blewett was quickest on the clocks in the first and fourth practices …

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TWO TIME A.C. WINNER TO RACE NEW CAR THIS WEEKEND IN A.C. INDOOR RACE EVENTS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29, 2015 . . . The last three times Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets have raced inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, nearly 100 drivers and teams tried their best for the checkered flag. Yet one man, Anthony Sesely of Hazlet, N.J., defied the odds to win all three TQ Midget features, including the last two Gamblers Classics. Sesely’s challengers …

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