Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

Acknowledged 410 Sprint Car master Donny Schatz has picked up right where he left off in 2017. In five Sunshine State starts last week, Schatz won four times, two All Star Circuit Of Champions races and two World Of Outlaws features. It’s become a familiar refrain in the 410 Sprint world: get ready on the off-season to take on the mega-winner, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Josh Richards

In 2017, Josh Richards took the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series by storm. The World Of Outlaws champion stunned the racing world with the career move that included leaving the team he and his father Mark had built. Yet by year’s end, Richards was the dominant driver, winning the Lucas Oil Series championship handily. This past week, in the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show

Thirty-three years and counting! That’s the story of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions’ Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Show. For over three decades the show has been billed as ‘The Mid-Winter Motorsports Happening’ and for good reason: for one weekend in the dead of winter the Show becomes the crossroads of auto racing! So it was last Friday, Saturday and Sunday as …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell demonstrated once again why he’s the hottest commodity in auto racing when he swept to his second straight victory in the most prestigious Midget race in the world, the Chili Bowl. Bell, a native Oklahoman, set up his winning ride in the Saturday main event by winning a preliminary race earlier in the week. Then, in the one …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Scott Kreutter

On an Indoor Auto Racing Series weekend filled with outstanding performances, the winning TQ Midget feature ride authored by Scott Kreutter was exemplary. The western New York driver, whose main career focus is on open wheel 360 Winged Sprint Car racing, has a second passion, racing TQ Midgets indoors. On Saturday night in Allentown, Pa., Kreutter blitzed a quality-laden field of TQ drivers …

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Newsmaker of the Week // East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

The East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals held inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. was a first time event for Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and the Indoor Auto Racing Series. The idea of running an indoor race on a dirt track, as logistically daunting as it was, proved to be one of the most artistically successful races of the year. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Blewett

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER FOR THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 At last weekend’s Turkey Derby XLIV, 2017 track champion Jimmy Blewett entered no less than five of the races including the two majors. By the end of the weekend, Blewett had swept to victory in the 150-lap Tour Modified race, the 100-lap Wall Modified feature and the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Martin Truex, Jr

Martin Truex, Jr. did it! The born and bred ‘Jersey boy’, who learned how to race from watching his uncle, father and cousins compete for years at New Jersey’s Wall Stadium, won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead, capping off a winning season. Truex faced adversity throughout the ten-month, 36-race grind. A key team member died. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Kenseth

It’s been said that it’s better retire a winner than to hang on too long. Matt Kenseth, who made it fairly clear that he was not walking away willingly from NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, had the last laugh Saturday at Phoenix Raceway when he won the Cup race in what is to be his next-to-last career start. The normally staid …

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Newsmaker of the Week // @MattSheppard

Matt Sheppard concluded his remarkable 2017 season with a come-from-behind championship drive in the final race of the Super DIRT Series. Sheppard’s win was the 41st of his season and the twelfth of the Super DIRT Series. What sets this one apart is the fact that Sheppard’s season title came despite missing two point races, and being stripped of points …

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