From the Paper

Who’s Better – Stewy or Super Matt?

Posted by: Len Sammons – October, 6, 2015 The careers of great athletes are often judged by their modern counterpart. Muhammid Ali – Joe Frazier. Arnold Palmer – Jack Nicklaus. Roger Maris – Mickey Mantle. Magic Johnson – Larry Bird. Tom Brady – Peyton Manning. Auto racing is no different. On a national level, people still compare AJ Foyt to …

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Super DIRT Week 2016 To Be Held At New Central New York Raceway Park

Posted by: Len Sammons – September 30, 2015 TRENTON, NJ – Glenn Donnelly, the man who first organized and promoted Super DIRT Week in 1972, will keep the event alive in the future, thanks to an investment by the State of New York. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today at a press conference held at the New York …

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Ron Silk’s First Ride In A Supermodified on Sunday At Oswego Speedway Opened His Eyes

Posted by: Kevin Rice – September 24, 2015 On Sunday afternoon, Modified driver Ron Silk got to experience what many Modified drivers through the years have wanted to try- racing at Supermodified at Oswego (NY) Speedway. Silk made the most of his opportunity, earning a fifth place finish in a field of 25 cars despite having to start in position 23 …

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Racer Jennifer Flanagan Kutz Passes After Complications During Child Birth

Posted by: Dino Oberto – September 15th, 2015 BETHLEHEM, PA — Jennifer Flanagan Kutz, a champion pavement Street Stock racer, passed away on Friday, September 11, due to complications from the delivery of giving birth to her daughter, Annika Kaylin. Jennifer was 39. Annika, who was born at 3 lbs. 3oz., is doing well while under the careful watch of …

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Halmar Greatly Increases Eastern States Purses

Posted by: Ted Schmidt – September 1, 2015 MIDDLETOWN, NY – Halmar International owner Chris Larsen, in conjunction with Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda IV, recently announced that Halmar International has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2015 running of the Eastern States Weekend, set for October 23-25 at the legendary “House of Power” oval. With …

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Patience Pays Off For VonDohren

Posted by: Mark Tiderman, August 11, 2015 Craig VonDohren has been racing at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway since he was in high school. He won his first feature event there when he was just 16-years-old in his family owned race car. Over the years a lot has changed in the sport. However there’s been one constant, VonDohren winning. Last Saturday night, …

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Asphalt Short-Track Racer Daniel Hemric Is On His Way

Posted by: Len Sammons, August 4, 2015 Without a well known father, a big checkbook or a brillant career in dirt track racing, Daniel Hemric is advancing towards NASCAR’s highest levels of competition. Hemric, 24, has carved his own path to the top with winning performances at every stop. This year he’s a full-time rookie on the NASCAR Camping World …

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Bachetti Expresses Ire By Boycotting Crazy Eights Post-Race Ceremonies

Posted by: Steve Barrick, July 28, 2015 Andy Bachetti was in no mood for polite post-race back-slapping Wednesday night after finishing second to Stewart Friesen in Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series 48-lapper at I-88 Speedway. His anger was sufficiently aroused that he invoked the time honored chestnut, ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything’ by refusing to …

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Three Wide For Lead On Final Lap And Nobody Crashes

Posted by: Len Sammons, July 21, 2015 Drivers on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour are undisputedly the best in the business. On Friday, they proved the point once again while racing three-wide for the lead on the final lap on the New Hampshire mile in the special 40-lap All Star Shootout. Woody Pitkat came out the winner, but so were …

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Syracuse’s Moody Mile Not Dead Yet

Posted by: Len Sammons, July 14, 2015 The future of auto racing on the New York State Fairgrounds mile in Syracuse, N.Y., might be on life support, but it’s not dead. A comment made by Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner during a recent Syracuse Channel 9 interview appeared to tell viewers that the frontstretch main grandstand was going to be …

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