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American Modified Pavement Series Plans Shelved For ’16 By Chris Zacharias

Posted by: Len Sammons – May 3, 2016 Chris Zacharias confirmed to AARN last Friday that their will be no first annual American Modified Pavement Series (AMPS) this season. Zacharias announced the formation of the series in AARN’s March 8 edition after a sales dispute became public between former Race of Champions series owner Andrew Harpell and its purchaser Joe …

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– Regulation Could Have Been Crippling To Motorsports – EPA Withdraws Proposed Race Car Emissions Regulation

Posted by: David Wiernusz – April 26, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Friday, April 15, 2016 that it is withdrawing a proposed regulation that would have effectively prohibited the modification of street cars into race cars. The EPA said in a statement posted at www.3epa.gov that its proposed regulation did not represent a “change in the law” …

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Tyler Siri’s Outlaw Speedway In Dundee, NY Ready For New Era

Posted by: Steve Kellogg – April 19, 2016 It’s finally here! This Friday night, April 22, will usher in the new era at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. (formerly known as Black Rock Speedway) under the leadership of Tyler Siri. Since the word of the sale of the track came out this winter the buzz has all been about what …

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Hogue Moving On To New Horizons; Area Auto Racing News Accepting Resumes

Tim Hogue, Advertising Sales Director for Area Auto Racing News, has announced he is leaving the position he’s held for seven years. Hogue recently gave his two weeks notice to AARN to pursue an exciting employment opportunity outside of the sport. “We’re all going to miss Tim,” said AARN president Len H. Sammons, “but at the same time we’re happy for …

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Doug Borger Seeks To Own, Build A Speedway In PA

Posted by: Steve Barrick – April 5, 2016 Doug Borger spent last Thursday putting together his 185th Xcel 600 Modified car. “One more car to go, then it’s time to start running the Xcel 600 Modified Series,” Borger said. Shifting gears without hesitation is what drives Borger and it is why he succeeds. Now, he has a new iron in …

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Gobrecht’s Labor Of Love Is Consummated With Spectacular Opener

Posted by: Steve Barrick – March 29, 2016 NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – “This is just the beginning.” That is Scott Gobrecht’s promise to the fans, drivers and car owners who turned out to inaugurate The Gobrecht Era in Susquehanna Speedway history Saturday. Very little was left to chance on this night. Staffers were outfitted in bright red Susquehanna Speedway shirts. The …

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Neal Williams Returns To Site Of Biggest Triumph With Confidence To Win

Posted by: Len Sammons – February 16, 2016 When Neal Williams won the DIRTcar Nationals big-block Modified finale on Saturday night a year ago at Volusia Speedway Park he shocked everyone including himself. A victory on any four of the nights this week at the Nationals won’t come as a surprise to as many people, especially the driver from Pittsgrove, …

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AARN Photographer Ralph Corwin of Bloomingburg, NY has passed away

AARN has learned this morning that long-time (40+ years) AARN Photographer Ralph Corwin of Bloomingburg, NY has passed away. Ralph had been a long time photographer at Orange County Fair Speedway and attended the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 500 yearly. Ralph will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Ralph’s service information will be posted …

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Williams Grove To Host USAC Silver Crown Race Friday June 10

Posted by: Steve Barrick – December 8, 2015 TRENTON, NJ – Continuing a late autumn trend that has seen aggressive scheduling by many race tracks, Williams Grove Speedway announced this past week that it will host a USAC Silver Crown race next year. The date Williams Grove has chosen is Friday, June 10. The race will be a 100-lap feature, …

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World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Rule Changes Eye Improved Racing, Safety

Posted by: Len Sammons – December 1, 2015 Rule changes announced to World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car competitors for 2016 and 2017 have been released in the view of improved racing and safety. Rules of the nation’s premier circuit are often considered the standard for 410 Sprint Car racing in other series and in weekly racing as well. A …

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