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Jankowiak Wins Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget 40 Lap Indoor Race; Gary Hieber Takes Slingshot Feature

TRENTON, NJ December 21, 2014 . . . Buffalo, N.Y. driver Andy Jankowiak started up front and finished there at the end of the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature Saturday night in Sun National Bank Center. Jankowiak was challenged by any number of racers who made it as far as second place only to be taken out by …

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Rudolph And Christopher Register TQ Wins On Preliminary Night Twin 20s; Chris Daley Dominates Champ Kart Feature

TRENTON, NJ, December 20, 2014 . . . Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., flexed their muscles Friday in the Battle Trenton Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Twin Twenty Lap feature races inside Sun National Bank Center in Trenton. In the companion Champ Kart 20-lap feature, Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., a karting veteran of …

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Champions Honored At CFFC 63rd Banquet

Posted by: Dino Oberto, December 9, 2014 One of the most time-honored traditions in northeast motor racing took place on Saturday evening as the Checkered Flag Fan Club (CFFC) conducted their 63rd Annual Banquet. Held at the Kutztown Fire Company Hall in Kutztown, nearly 250 guests were in attendance for the gala affair that pays tribute to regional track and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eric Mauriello

With a high powered field of field of Series and track champions invading Wall Stadium for its annual Turkey Derby last weekend, all eyes were focused on the Tour Type Modified 150-lap main event.  One by one. challengers for the checkered flag came and went, stymied by wrecks, mechanical problems or badly planned race strategy.  Second year Modified driver Eric …

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Late Model Standout Randy Stoudt Calls It A Career

Posted by: Randy Kane, November 25, 2014 After 19 successful racing campaigns, second-generation Grandview Speedway weekly Late Model chauffeur Randy Stoudt, recently, called it a career and retired as a racer. “I don’t think that I will miss that actual racing part or the driving part, honestly,” the 39-year-old Pottstown, PA pilot revealed. “It’s all the other stuff. I just …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Bill & Kim Shea

Bill and Kim Shea of Oneida, N.Y, were wholly unknown to the world of auto racing – until last week.  That’s when the couple announced tthey had purchased Utica Rome Speedway from previous owner Gene Cole.  The sale ended almost constant speculation over the last several years about who was going to buy a place rich in history and held …

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A Night Of Racing Gives Relief To A Grieving Doerr Family

Posted by: Len Sammons November 18, 2014 BRIDGEPORT, NY – Racing can bring both joy and sadness. But it’s not always about winning or losing. The sport can also act of a way of healing for a family under distress. Jeramy Doerr, 37, lost his 18-month old son Dylan on Tuesday, November 11, when he drowned in an apparent accident …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Rick Laubach

 Wild Card Weekend at the always tough Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway had a $4,000 prize on the line Friday for a 358 Modified win and $5,000 on the nose for a Saturday Big Block Modified score.  With quality-laden fields on hand both nights. the prospect of of a two-race sweep was hard to even contemplate.  But that’s exactly what happened.  Rick Laubach, …

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Club 29 Was Rocking

Posted by: Len Sammons November 11, 2014 Darrell Lanigan put an exclamation point on his World of Outlaws championship season by winning a thriller on Friday night at the World Finals. Lanigan ran the far outside groove alongside of race leader Chris Madden for much of the event. When he had pushed the top out all the way to the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Howard Commander

 So much of the news concerning speedways this season  has been disconcerting.  Some tracks have closed abruptly.  Others have been offered up at sheriff’s sale. Still others are coming off seasons that had reduced schedules.  ‘Special shows only’ is a commonly forecast future business model.  That’s why when someone steps up to the starting line and buys a track, it’s …

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