From the Paper

One-One-One With Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar’s New Northeast Director

Posted by: Jo Ann Davies, March 3, 2015 Mike Perrotte is no stranger to the world of stock car racing having been involved in the sport in one capacity or another since 1973. That was the year he began as a driver, running in the Street Stock class, at Airborne Speedway just south of Plattsburgh, New York. Eventually he moved into …

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Lenny H. Sammons Receives Prestigious McLemore Award

Posted by: Earl Krause, Febrary 24, 2015 Area Auto Racing News publisher and chief editor Lenny H. Sammons is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Journalism award. Presented and coordinated by the former winners, it recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievement in motorsports journalism. Sammons, 60, was honored in the Media Center at Daytona International Speedway this …

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AARN Photographers And Writers Pick Up Big EMPA Awards

Posted by: Earl Krause, January 6, 2015 – KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — With the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center serving as the host, a large gathering of members and guests of the Eastern Motorsport Press Association attended the group’s 43rd annual convention last weekend. It was a winning weekend for Area Auto Racing News, as many staff members …

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Champions Honored At CFFC 63rd Banquet

Posted by: Dino Oberto, December 9, 2014 One of the most time-honored traditions in northeast motor racing took place on Saturday evening as the Checkered Flag Fan Club (CFFC) conducted their 63rd Annual Banquet. Held at the Kutztown Fire Company Hall in Kutztown, nearly 250 guests were in attendance for the gala affair that pays tribute to regional track and …

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Late Model Standout Randy Stoudt Calls It A Career

Posted by: Randy Kane, November 25, 2014 After 19 successful racing campaigns, second-generation Grandview Speedway weekly Late Model chauffeur Randy Stoudt, recently, called it a career and retired as a racer. “I don’t think that I will miss that actual racing part or the driving part, honestly,” the 39-year-old Pottstown, PA pilot revealed. “It’s all the other stuff. I just …

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A Night Of Racing Gives Relief To A Grieving Doerr Family

Posted by: Len Sammons November 18, 2014 BRIDGEPORT, NY – Racing can bring both joy and sadness. But it’s not always about winning or losing. The sport can also act of a way of healing for a family under distress. Jeramy Doerr, 37, lost his 18-month old son Dylan on Tuesday, November 11, when he drowned in an apparent accident …

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Club 29 Was Rocking

Posted by: Len Sammons November 11, 2014 Darrell Lanigan put an exclamation point on his World of Outlaws championship season by winning a thriller on Friday night at the World Finals. Lanigan ran the far outside groove alongside of race leader Chris Madden for much of the event. When he had pushed the top out all the way to the …

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Wayne Lesher Named ARDC President

Posted by: Steve Barrick November 4, 2014 TOPTON, PA – Wayne Lesher, a prominent car owner with American Racing Drivers Club, was elected as the 2015-2016 President by the general membership Sunday in Topton, Pa., at the organization’s annual fall General Membership meeting. “It’s no secret that last year wasn’t the greatest for ARDC,” Lesher said to AARN by phone …

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Hirschman’s Owners Go Out As Winners

Posted by: Len Sammons October 28, 2014 After Matt Hirschman drove the J&J Motorsports No. 59 to a $5,000 victory at Mahoning Valley Speedway on Saturday night, twin brothers James and John Gouldey proclaimed it was their final race as car owners. “They’ve been talking about it all year,” said Hirschman. “I still don’t believe it, but if it is …

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