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Newsmaker of the Week // The PA Posse

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 They came, they raced, they got their doors blown off. The ‘they’ in this case is the World Of Outlaws, the most versatile, talented Sprint Car drivers in the world. The blowers off of doors were Danny Dietrich and Stevie Smith. whose back-to-back triumphs over the WoO …

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Three Wide For Lead On Final Lap And Nobody Crashes

Posted by: Len Sammons, July 21, 2015 Drivers on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour are undisputedly the best in the business. On Friday, they proved the point once again while racing three-wide for the lead on the final lap on the New Hampshire mile in the special 40-lap All Star Shootout. Woody Pitkat came out the winner, but so were …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Shane Stewart and Todd Szegedy

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKERS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 21, 2015 Big winners on big stages are newsmakers by definition. It takes a special effort to win when the stakes are highest and the rewards the most generous. This past Saturday, two drivers, one on asphalt in New England and another on dirt in the Midwest, excelled. Todd Szegedy …

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Syracuse’s Moody Mile Not Dead Yet

Posted by: Len Sammons, July 14, 2015 The future of auto racing on the New York State Fairgrounds mile in Syracuse, N.Y., might be on life support, but it’s not dead. A comment made by Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner during a recent Syracuse Channel 9 interview appeared to tell viewers that the frontstretch main grandstand was going to be …

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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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