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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

If there is such a thing as The Holy Grail Of Newsmaking in auto racing, it would have to be the winning of three features in a single week. It’s a rarity, even among the professional who race three, four or even five nights a week. So this past week, when Matt Sheppard strung together Big Block Modified wins at …

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Racing Dad John Cornell Jr. Dies Of Heart Attack While Watching Son Race

Posted by: Jine 16, 2015 NESHANIC STATION, NJ — Racing dad John J. “Big John” Cornell Jr., 59, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 12, 2015. John was at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway, with race-driving son John III, when stricken. His son finished third in the event that was shortened because of his dad’s heart attack. John Jr. later passed at Crozer Hospital …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Creeden

To say that Danny Creeden’s star is on the rise in Dirt Modified racing is to say it right. The sometimes tempestuous wheelman allowed his talent to do the talking last week. First, he won the Thursday New Egypt (NJ) Speedway Dirty Jersey Modified race, worth over $10,000. The victory perpetuated a trend of success for Creeden with Brett Deyo’s Short Track …

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Stefanie Palmai Writes History With B’port 305 Sprint Win

Posted by: Deb Smith, June 9, 2015 It was a personal accomplishment for sure but Stefanie Palmai wrote her own page in the history books when she picked up the win in the twenty lap Hilborn Injection Tri State Race Saver 305 Sprint Car feature event at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night. While there have been several races won …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Robert Ballou

The 2015 edition of the USAC Eastern Storm was dominated by one man Robert Ballou. Always competitive, somewhat underfunded, undeniably talented, Ballou had been his share of races on the USAC Naional Sprint Car circuit. But nothing like what happened this past week. First, he swept to victory on the oddly shaped four-tenths mile New Egypt Speedway. Two days later, he …

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Zachem’s 33rd To 4th NWMT Speedbowl Drive Turns Heads On Saturday

Posted by: Steve Barrick, June 2, 2015 (Date) When the checkered flag fell after 161 grueling laps at New London Waterford Speedbowl in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race, Preston. Ct. driver Max Zachem was in the post-race technical inspection line. ‘That’s kind of when it hit me,” Zachem, 22 said. “Here I am, in the tech area with …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Andy Bachetti

The pride of Sheffield, Massachusetts, Andy Bachetti has been among the most competitiive Big Blcok and Small Block Modified drivers on the region’s dirt tracks since he started racing.  He is a threat wherever he races and whenever he is in the field.  This past weekend, he authored an unusual ‘double’ Bachetti got started by winning on the three eighths …

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Modified Driver Jerry Cook To Join Richie Evans In NASCAR Hall Of Fame

Posted by: Kevin Rice, May 26, 2015 CONCORD, NC – Last Wednesday, Jerry Cook was announced as one of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016, and on Sunday he was at Charlotte Motor Speedway to talk about his career. and how thrilled he is to have been one of five selected. The six-time NASCAR Modified Champion has meant …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Glenn Donnelly

The dirt track racing world wobbled on it axis when the stunning announcement was made that troubled Rolling Wheels Raceway would be taken over by DIRT founder Glenn Donnelly. Since Donnelly sold the DIRT organization he carefully crafted, he has not promoted a single race and until recently, he kept a low profile. That changed recently when Donnelly announced plans …

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