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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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Wayne Lesher Named ARDC President

Posted by: Steve Barrick November 4, 2014 TOPTON, PA – Wayne Lesher, a prominent car owner with American Racing Drivers Club, was elected as the 2015-2016 President by the general membership Sunday in Topton, Pa., at the organization’s annual fall General Membership meeting. “It’s no secret that last year wasn’t the greatest for ARDC,” Lesher said to AARN by phone …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Preece

There’s always trepidation when a successful race team splits up, particularly for the driver. The wheelman is the one has to start over, building the team chemistry so vital for long term success. Ryan Preece took a giant step toward doing that Sunday at Caraway (NC) Speedway when he won the asphalt Modified North-South Shootout in his first start for new …

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Racing Stars Ready For Indoor ‘Battle of Trenton’ Dec. 19-20th

TRENTON, NJ – Entries are pouring in from drivers across the racing spectrum for the two-day Trenton Indoor racing program set for the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th. The Indoor Auto Racing action scheduled for Trenton is promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions. Among the fifty entries received are those of …

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Hirschman’s Owners Go Out As Winners

Posted by: Len Sammons October 28, 2014 After Matt Hirschman drove the J&J Motorsports No. 59 to a $5,000 victory at Mahoning Valley Speedway on Saturday night, twin brothers James and John Gouldey proclaimed it was their final race as car owners. “They’ve been talking about it all year,” said Hirschman. “I still don’t believe it, but if it is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Unbelievable. An astounding upset. A defining moment in a budding career. These are just some of the superlatives laid at the feet of Ryan Smith after his win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway against the best in the business, the fabled World Of Outlaws. This is the kind of race that tens of thousands will attest to having seen …

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