Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Selinsgrove Speedway

Selinsgrove Speedway will be in new hands come 2023. When the promotional team that led Selinsgrove for the past seven years opted not to renew its lease, the Selinsgrove Fair Board wasted no time in issuing a ten-year lease to Stephanie Baker and her family. Baker has an extensive background in the sport and intends to make progressive changes. It …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Craig Von Dohren

Craig Von Dohren soared to victory Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, earning over $32,000 by taking the checkered flag first in the Freedom 76er. The week before, Von Dohren had sewn up yet another 358 Modified track title. Though nothing is ever effortless in racing, CVD seemed in control of his own destiny from the time the green flag dropped. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Macri

Anthony Macri reaffirmed his standing as Central Pennsylvania’s go-to-guy when the the stakes are highest in 410 Sprint racing when he won Port Royal Speedway’s rich Tuscarora 50 Saturday night. Macri set the stage when he won the first of two preliminary nights Thursday, then drove a spectacular race coming back, through traffic, to win a total of $71,000 over …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Grandview Speedway

Wins are lauded, successful promotions applauded. That’s the good side of racing news. There is another side of the sport, that, while undeniably sad, is no less potent in eliciting powerful emotion. This past week, the news that Grandview Speedway track owner Theresa Rogers had accepted an offer to sell the speedway property to Copart, whose expressed purpose is to …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Justin Peck

The whirlwind five-day, six-race All Star Circuit Of Champions swing through Pennsylvania and New Jersey was a career week for Justin Peck. Peck won races at Bloomsburg, Bridgeport and Lincoln, missing only at Williams Grove and Bedford. He solidified his standing in the All Star Series points and made up ground on leader Tyler Courtney. Two of his three wins were …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Craig Lutz

Thompson Motor Speedway’s 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race left many with frayed nerves, but driver Craig Lutz and car owner Danny Watts couldn’t have been happier. The team won the race and in so doing, put Lutz back in Victory Lane in an NWMT event for the first time in three years and car owner Watts for the first …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

For the eleventh time in his incredible driving career, Donny Schatz has won the Knoxville Nationals. He did so while in the midst of several consecutive frustrating seasons. He came from way off the pace in the first half of the race to pass car after car, and finally got the job done with a slider-to-end-all-sliders to take the lead …

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Newsmaker of the Week // North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway

Bucking the trend of the bad news of race tracks closing, North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway was reborn last week, featuring a two race mid-week asphalt Modified racing program. Ryan Newman and Matt Hirschman were the Modified race winners and Paulie Hartwig, III swept the Sportsman races. While the winners celebrated, the real winners were the fans of the North Wilkesboro region, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Godown

Ryan Godown is in the midst of a career season in 2022 and nowhere is his racing talent more on display than at Bridgeport Motorsports Park. A month ago, Godown won the Bridgeport Super DIRT Series race, arguably one of his highest profile wins yet. Since then, Bridgeport Victory Lane has been his personal luxury suite. Last week, Godown won the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Sweet

Three-time and reigning World Of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Brad Sweet came east this past week with three Central PA races to run. A World Of Outlaws A Main winner just once in the first 40 races of the 2022 season, Sweet was nevertheless still leading in points. After finishing 13th at Port Royal, and fourth at Williams Grove Friday, …

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