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NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK // TED CHRISTOPHER

Ted Christopher’s death in a plane crash while en route to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race at Riverhead Raceway has cast a broad and deep pall over the auto racing community. In a sport where tens of thousands try, few achieve legendary status. TC did. He did it by winning 378 career features, by being among …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Lance Dewease’s race to the rich Tuscarara 50 win Saturday at Port Royal Speedway was set up by a thrilling drive to victory the night before and was preceded by five previous Tuscarora 50 scores. Ever since joining forces with car owner Don Kreitz, Dewease’s penchant for winning high profile races seems to be unquenchable. On this night, before one …

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Newsmaker of the Week / /Jeff Rine

When a hometown boy makes good, it’s the closest thing to the universal warm and fuzzy theme. In racing, the most frequent set up for this delightful turn of events comes when a Touring Series and their professional drivers and teams march into a weekly speedway and take on the track regulars. So it was this past Sunday at Selinsgrove …

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Ninth Year At Woodhull’s Helm, Owner Ted White Has A Good Thing Going

Posted by: (Author Name) (Date) Though Woodhull (NY) Raceway’s owner and promoter Ted White likes to keep a low profile, those who need to find him know where he is: ‘right down there outside turn four with some of the track crew’. White has been in charge of Woodhull for nine years now and he’s a hands-on operator who addresses …

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Newsmaker of the Week // JJ Grasso

Sometimes in auto racing, it just happens: a driver takes a liking to a particular track and excels in a particular race. So it was last Wednesday, August 23 at New Egypt Speedway when JJ Grasso swept to victory in the rich Jersey Rush XII 410 Sprint Car race. The win for Grasso was his third in the seven runnings of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Glenndon Forsythe

Glenndon Forsythe has been running on the rugged Central PA 410 Sprint Car circuit for enough years to have earned a reputation as a skilled, consistent, workmanlike shoe who hangs out at or near the top five and picks up a win or two just about every year. So in a sense, it wasn’t wholly unexpected that Forsythe would be the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

He came, he saw, he conquered, for the tenth time! That’s the story of the 57th Knoxville Nationals, where a $150,000 first prize tempts the best 410 Sprint Car drivers in the world. Despite the intensity, one man, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz has made the Knoxville Nationals his personal playground. This time, David Gravel had him covered. But he blew …

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Brett Hearn’s Incredible March To 900 Career Feature Event Wins

Posted by: John Snyder – August 8, 2017 This story of desire, determination and dedication, plus preparation and perseverance began in 1975 when teenage Brett Hearn first strapped into a Sportsman division race car at Middletown, New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway. Success was not immediate; that would wait until June 15, 1976, again at Orange County, and his first …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

Brett Hearn’s long anticipated 900th career feature win came Friday at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. It is a milestone of historic proportions, as the greatest number of fully documented victories in a driving career. Hearn has been winning races since 1976, almost always scoring double digit checkered flags each year. He has thrived at the tracks he runs at regularly, he has …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

When a regional hero steps onto the national stage, every nuance of their performance is subject to scrutiny and judgement. Succeed and the rewards can be enormous. Buckle under pressure and there may never be a second chance. Ryan Preece took such a challenge when he embarked on a two-race Xfinity Series schedule with Joe Gibbs Racing this past month. …

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