From the Paper

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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Mike Erdley Sends Randy Lisi Out On Top

Posted by: (Todd Heintzelman) (10/14/14) After 15 years, Randy Lisi will retire as a sprint car owner at the end of this season. In his second to last race in the No. 11, Mike Erdley drove to victory Saturday night at Port Royal. “It’s sad to see Randy go, but I have to thank him for everything he did for …

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All Systems Go For Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, NY – Extended and intensive preparation on all fronts has characterized the run up to the forty-third running of Super DIRT Week on the New York State Fairgrounds mile. From car builders to sanctioning bodies, months of planning all come together in the perennial spectacle known as Super DIRT Week. TWO STRAIGHT?: Billy Dunn earned the biggest victory of …

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