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Steve Buckwalter To Chase USAC Midget And Silver Crown Series Schedules

Posted by: Len Sammons, March 31, 2015 MECHANICSBURG, PA – Royersford, Pa.’s Steven Buckwalter will make an assault on both the USAC National Midget Car and Silver Crown Serie this season. Buckwalter told AARN he’s got two Midgets of his own design (Elite Chassis) and one good motor ready in hopes of racing all but one of the 19 events …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

It was as powerful a statement as could possibly be made by a Sprint Car driver. Danny Dietrich’s aggressive drive to victory Friday on the hallowed soil of Williams Grove Speedway came with some heady driving on a challenging track. The triumphant charge singled out Dietrich as the man to beat in the year to come at ‘The Grove’ and …

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Deyo Joins Vahlsing For New Egypt Oct. Special

Posted by: Len Sammons, March 24, 2015 TRENTON, NJ – The 2015 New Egypt Speedway season was extended last week when track owner Fred Vahlsing and special events promoter Brett Deyo agreed on terms for a special co-promotion that will now end the track’s season. The first annual ‘Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend’ will be held on Friday and Saturday October 30-31. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Earl Baltes & Andy Fusco

The racing community was dealt a double dose of sorrow this past week with the sudden deaths of two of its most prominant people. Andrew Fusco, noted New York State attorney, lifelong race fan, the legal council behind the formulation of the DIRT orgnization, died suddenly. He was 62. Three days later, Earl Baltes, builder, owner and promoter of Eldora …

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Sprint Car Star Lance Dewease Has Won With Established And New Teams

Posted by: Mark Tiderman, March 17, 2015 Throughout his illustrious 40 year career, Lance Dewease has driven for some of the greatest all time Central Pa 410 Sprint Car owners. He has also built a few winning teams from the ground up with help from his owners, crew and sponsors. The most recent was last year when he began driving …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lincoln Speedway

Breaking free from the grip of winter was no easy task for Fred Putney and his track crew. But last Sunday afternoon, the widely respected Lincoln (PA) Speedway track preparer gave the 410 Sprint drivers and their fans a place to race after promoters Don Leiby and Alan Kreitzer decided to ‘go for it’. Greg Hodnett and Mike Heffner are …

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Ohio Late Model Dirt Week Announced

Posted by: Lou Long, March 10, 2015 CHILLICOTHE OH – Borrowing from the All Stars Ohio Sprint Speed Week and the equally successful Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek, Brad McCown has launched a new venture, Ohio Late Model Dirt Week. The new mini-series will compete at seven tracks in nine days. Healthy payouts and a ten-position point fund will be …

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One-One-One With Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar’s New Northeast Director

Posted by: Jo Ann Davies, March 3, 2015 Mike Perrotte is no stranger to the world of stock car racing having been involved in the sport in one capacity or another since 1973. That was the year he began as a driver, running in the Street Stock class, at Airborne Speedway just south of Plattsburgh, New York. Eventually he moved into …

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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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