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Sammy Swindell Dedicated To Helping His Son

Posted by: Len Sammons, September 30, 2014 Since retiring from Sprint Car racing, Sammy Swindell has been attending NASCAR events in which his 25-year old son Kevin is competing. At Dover last weekend, the three time World of Outlaws Sprint Car series driver drew attention in both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide garages as well as on pit road when …

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Newsmaker of the Week // David Gravel

Williams Grove’s National Open is the biggest Sprint Car race east of Knoxville, Iowa. To win this one is to become enshrined in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of 410 Sprint fans. But on this night, the liver was the organ of ‘enshrinement’ for race winner David Gravel. A controversial bump and run with race leader and fan favorite …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith had driven thousands of miles on dirt tracks in all four corners of the United States before coming back home to Central Pennsylvania this year. With the grandstands packed at William Grove on Friday night with warm, familiar faces Smith won the feature. But that was just warmup. The next night at Lincoln Speedway, the track on which …

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76er Winner Friesen Keeps Stellar Late Season Going At Grandview

It’s been quite a month for Sprakers, N.Y., driver Stewart Friesen. Earlier this month, Friesen and Jessica Zemken exchanged their vows in front of family and friends. Last weekend, Jessica went out and won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals while Stewart Friesen was supposed to be competing in Grandview’s 44th Annual Freedom 76. Mother Nature had other ideas so the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch Jr.

It isn’t easy to win a race of any kind and when stakes are for upwards of in $16,000 in prize money, the competition is ruthless. Mix in the presence of one of the sport’s the winningest drivers of all time camped out on the leader’s rear bunper, and the drama escalates. Then, to ramp up pressure even further, have …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Chuck Hossfeld

In asphalt Modified racing circles, there is no race more prized than the Race Of Champions. This year’s race, the 64th running at Oswego (NY) Speedway, was a hard-nosed affair and its winner, Chuck Hossfeld, rose to the occasion. Less than half the field finished the grueling 200 lap distance and many of the finishers were battle weary drivers steering banged …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart and Jessica Zemken Friesen

Wed on Thursday, win on Saturday. That was the story for short track racing’s ‘power couple’ Stewart and Jessica Zemken Friesen at Utica Rome (NY) Speedway after the ‘just married’ husband and wife finished first and second in the rich Cole Cup for 360 Sprint Cars. Stewart led all the way but Jessica was the showstopper, passing Steve Poirier off …

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