Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // April 17, 2018

In the deep south at Bristol Motor Speedway, an undeniably talented New England driver won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race this past weekend. In victory, Ryan Preece proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he belongs in NASCAR’s upper echelons. This was a winning drive achieved with style, the kind of effort that can – and should be – …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Justin Bonsignore

If Justin Bonsignore’s 2016 season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was one to savor, his 2017 racing year was one to forget. In short, he went from being a title contender two years ago to a mid-pack runner at most races last year. The scrappy Long Islander has come out swinging once again 2018. He finally got his Indoor …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brian Montieth

The $5,000 first place prize Brian Montieth claimed for winning Lincoln Speedway’s 410 Sprint Spring Championship last Saturday night was a noteworthy achievement in its own right. But this one had added drama. The Lincoln win, for the second time this Spring, came after Montieth had flipped a car at Williams Grove in his previous start. Undaunted, ‘The Edge’ swept …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Sheldon Haudenschild

There’s a new kid in town on the World Of Outlaws 410 Sprint Car Circuit and this one’s looking like the real deal. Sheldon Haudenschild certainly has the bloodlines. His famous father Jac ‘Wild Child’ Haudenschild was a Buckeye favorite before taking his show on the road nationwide with the World Of Outlaws. Sheldon did the same thing last year, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // McKennedy & Watt

Two major events, one on dirt one on pavement, one in the Northeast, one in the South, vied last Saturday for the headlines. In Georgetown, Delaware, where Dirt Modified racing got started this year, Ryan Watt out dueled Matt Sheppard to win it all. Further down the eastern seaboard, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Jon McKennedy drove Tommy Baldwin’s Asphalt …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

When it’s your day, it’s your day. 410 Sprint standout Lucas Wolfe has been in enough races to know that there are no guarantees. So when he redrew the pole position for the 25-lap feature Sunday afternoon at Williams Grove Speedway, Wolfe knew that while he had just gained an advantage, winning was not anywhere near a sure thing. Wolfe …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Chad Trout

Chad Trout’s perfect race in Lincoln Speedway’s 410 Sprint and Central PA’s overall season opener was the product of a top notch team that had been recently tested by adversity. Trout remembered his late car owner Jim Walker, the man who gave him a shot at 410s, in his post race remarks. Randy & Steph Oberlander, who now own the team, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick’s position in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series hierarchy is well established, particularly since the retirement of several of his peers. Harvick is durable, consistent, cerebral. He is a thinking man’s race car driver. The native Californian, for reasons neither he nor anyone else can explain, is at his best at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This past weekend, Harvick …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

With rare exceptions, race car drivers of today are specialists. It’s not necessarily that they want to be. Rather, the demands that evolving technology places on race teams and drivers forces all but a select few to concentrate fully on one chosen field. That’s why Tim McCreadie’s efforts this past week at Volusia Speedway Park in the DIRT Nationals is so …

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