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Newsmaker of the Week // Mark Smith

Mark Smith came, saw, and conquered Outlaw (NY) Speedway last Friday night, taking a talent-laden ESS 360 Sprint Car field to school. It was just the latest in a remarkable racing season for the Sunbury, Pa., competitor who sets his own schedule on a week by week basis. On this night, Smith led from start to finish, scoring his seventh feature …

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Hall Of Fame Driver, Race Car Innovator Maynard Troyer Passes At Age 79

Posted by: Area Auto Racing News Staff Report – May 15, 2018 SPENCERPORT, NY – Maynard Troyer, the man who put Spencerport, N.Y. on the map with scores of high – Asphalt Modified Driving Super Star, Chassis Builder Dead At Age 79 – Hall Of Fame Driver, Race Car Innovator Maynard Troyer Passesprofile asphalt Modified victories and track championships; and …

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Driver Brett Wanner Doesn’t Let Hearing Impairment Affect Racing Or Life

Posted by: Ayrnne Moody – April 24, 2018 To some, one of the best parts of Sprint Car racing is the noise; the loud rumble of a 900 horsepower engine as it soars down the straightaways. None of that matters to Shoemakersville, PA’s Brett Wanner. Wanner was born deaf; both parents, also deaf. But Wanner’s father, Dale, setthe tone early …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Maynard Troyer

To a generation of racers, Maynard Troyer was the driver of the Number 6 Modified and among the men to beat. To the next generation, Troyer was the founder of Troyer Race Cars, builders of race and championship winning Asphalt and Dirt Modifieds. Maynard Troyer died this past weekend at age 79, after battling illness for some time. Yet the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch

Billy Pauch’s long wait is finally over. The immensely popular veteran whose career has been laden with achievements – including 727 career feature wins – had been shut out of the winners circle since late September of 2016. Saturday night at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway, Pauch turned back the clock to win the Modified feature. Pauch, who has never been one …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim Shaffer

There aren’t many $100,000-to-win races in the United States and to win one is to win big. This past weekend at Mansfield (OH) Speedway, an incredible open competition 410 Sprint event took place for the first time. With mega bucks on the line, veteran driver Tim Shaffer rose to the occasion. Shaffer has made a career of winning big races …

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The Bridgeport Three-Eighths Mile Is Open For Business

Posted by: Deb Smith – April 24, 2018 The Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway took center stage Sunday, April 22, 2018 as three divisions of racing took to the new surface for the first official event. Bridgeport’s Brian Ramey welcomed the fans to the Grand Opening and thanked them for their support. “Bridgeport is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Bridgeport Speedway’s 3/8 Mile

The first all new track in the northeast hosted its first action this past Sunday night. Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway, less formally known as Bridgeport Speedway’s 3/8ths, came up a winner in its debut. Track owner Brian Ramey sought to create a smaller version of the big Bridgeport 5/8ths that has been in place since 1972. And he did …

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Newsmaker of the Week // April 17, 2018

In the deep south at Bristol Motor Speedway, an undeniably talented New England driver won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race this past weekend. In victory, Ryan Preece proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he belongs in NASCAR’s upper echelons. This was a winning drive achieved with style, the kind of effort that can – and should be – …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Justin Bonsignore

If Justin Bonsignore’s 2016 season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was one to savor, his 2017 racing year was one to forget. In short, he went from being a title contender two years ago to a mid-pack runner at most races last year. The scrappy Long Islander has come out swinging once again 2018. He finally got his Indoor …

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