From the Paper

Ninth Year At Woodhull’s Helm, Owner Ted White Has A Good Thing Going

Posted by: (Author Name) (Date) Though Woodhull (NY) Raceway’s owner and promoter Ted White likes to keep a low profile, those who need to find him know where he is: ‘right down there outside turn four with some of the track crew’. White has been in charge of Woodhull for nine years now and he’s a hands-on operator who addresses …

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Brett Hearn’s Incredible March To 900 Career Feature Event Wins

Posted by: John Snyder – August 8, 2017 This story of desire, determination and dedication, plus preparation and perseverance began in 1975 when teenage Brett Hearn first strapped into a Sportsman division race car at Middletown, New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway. Success was not immediate; that would wait until June 15, 1976, again at Orange County, and his first …

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Bonsignore Races To A Disappointing Fifth After Burying His Grandfather Earlier In The Day

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 27, 2017 Justin Bonsignore was hoping to win Saturday’s NASCAR Modified Tour 200 at Riverhead Raceway and dedicate the victory to his 88-year-old grandfather who was buried earlier in the day. Driving with a heavy heart after having attended his grandfather’s funeral, he was running third when a yellow was thrown with five laps …

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AARN’s Lenny H. Sammons To Receive Dirt Mod Hall Of Fame Media Award

Posted by: Buffy Swanson – June 20, 2017 What started out as a four-page lithographed rundown of local auto racing has become the last bastion of weekly motorsports print coverage on the market. The man at the helm, Area Auto Racing News publisher and journalist Lenny H. Sammons, will receive the Andrew S. Fusco Award for Media Excellence at the …

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Long Ride Back To The Top For Tommy Barrett

Posted by: Kyle Souza – June 13, 2017 When fans rolled into the third-mile Seekonk Speedway oval on Saturday night, a stout lineup of Modifieds on the newly-formed Modified Touring Series sat waiting for them in the pit area. Names like Woody Pitkat, Rowan Pennink and Eric Goodale, star standouts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, were set to match …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Believes Hulu Support Will Help Turn The Tide On His Cup Career

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 6, 2017 Jeffrey Earnhardt announced the signing of needed sponsorship support from Hulu on Friday prior to racing activities at Dover International Speedway. The sponsorship for the Circle Sport/TMG Chevy No. 33 driven by Jeffrey is the first for Hulu, which recently launched a new, live premium streaming TV service for its subscribers. “All …

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Despite His Young Age, Dillon Steuer Has Victories On Both Asphalt And Dirt

Posted by: Len Sammons – May 30, 2017 Dillon Steuer wasn’t the favorite to win Saturday’s Islip 300 at the Riverhead Raceway, but the 15-year-old entered the race thinking he could. His dad knew he could and so did his car owner Grant Williams. You see, despite his young age Steuer is a proven winner. He won in Slingshots first. …

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Williams Grove Win Eludes Stewart No Longer; Stutts, Taylor Strong At Morgan Cup

Posted by: Todd Heintzelman – May 23, 2017 Shane Stewart has Sprint cars wins across the country, but a win at Williams Grove Speedway had eluded him until now. Stewart’s first career Grove win was a big one, too, as it came in the Morgan Cup last Saturday night worth a total of $17,000, including $12,000 base pay and another …

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Chuck Hossfeld, Jonathan Bouvrette Stripped Of Weekend Victories After Area Auto Racing News Went To Print

Posted by: Len Sammons – May 23, 2017 After post-race tech was completed the NY’s Lancaster National Speedway posted on Tuesday the official results for the Sunoco Sportsman feature from Saturday, May 20, 2017. After a thorough investigation, unofficial winner Chuck Hossfeld has been disqualified for a violation of the shock rules as stated in the LNS rule book. Shawn …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Officially Calls It A Career

Posted by: Dave Moody – May 2, 2017 The 2017 season will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. The third-generation driver met with team owner Rick Hendrick to inform him of his decision on March 29, and the team confirmed last week that after 18 seasons and more than 600 career MENCS …

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