Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson did it! For the twenty-first time this season, the fleet Canadian drove to victory, this time in the biggest, most prestigious Dirt Modified race of them all, the Super DIRT Week Big Block Modified 200. Williamson also won a pair of satellite 358 Modified races, at Utica-Rome and at Brewerton that set the stage for his monumental win. This …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

Brent Marks literally traveled thousands of miles to win the biggest race of his 410 Sprint Car career at the track closest to his Myerstown, PA home. A regular on the World Of Outlaws circuit for the past three years, Marks has faced down adversity repeatedly. He was winless in his first WoO season, took three wins last year, and was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Stewart Friesen’s win at Fonda Speedway was anything but a routine drive in a race that was anything but routine itself. For one thing, Friesen had plenty of competition, not unexpected with $53,000 on the line for winning. For another, the variable of weather, which interrupted the race for two hours, took away any momentum or perceived strategic advantage. Then …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Gular

Mike Gular won last Saturday’s Freedom 76’er at Grandview Speedway. The 2018 track champion spent most of the year racing at Orange County Fair Speedway instead of Grandview, racing at his former home track just once earlier in the year and again at this race. He won both. The soft spoken Gular, a second generation racer, was just as consistent, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Stefanik

The auto racing community is mourning the death of asphalt Modified and Late Model great Mike Stefanik, who was killed in a plane crash Sunday. The similarities to the death of Ted Christopher, almost two years to day of his fatal accident, are strange, even eerie. What is clear is the profound effect Mike Stefanik, the race car driver, and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Aaron Reutzel

Aaron Reutzel proved himself to be one tough Texan in Central Pennsylvania last weekend. The All Star Sprint Circuit’s defending champion and current points leader started out dominating the Thursday night race at Bedford. He was firmly in command of the Port Royal Friday night feature until he had a tire go down. Then on Saturday, with $52,000 on the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tyler Thompson

A seventeen year old kid won the Oswego Classic last Sunday afternoon. The richest, most difficult Supermodified race in the country to win. Tyler Thompson defied conventional wisdom in this race. He built huge leads when most were conserving their fuel usage and their tires. He made daring moves in and out of lapped traffic when veteran drivers behind him …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eric Mauriello

Wall Stadium’s teams and fans paid tribute to the late Cliff Krause this past Saturday with the running of the Cliff Krause Memorial, the richest race of the season for Wall Stadium’s Modifieds. To reach the finish line first, Eric Mauriello, a highly regarded young talent, had to stand on the gas – and the brakes – to get the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson was a man on a mission Saturday night at Orange County Fair Speedway. The 29-year old Canadian took advantage of a strong, well prepared car, a racy multi-groove speedway, and his own driving skills to win the richest Dirt Modified race ever held. Orange County Fair Speedway’s Centennial 160 Modified race paid $100,000 to win, in celebration of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // David Gravel

David Gravel did it! The New Englander was the story of the 2019 Knoxville Nationals, earning his first title in Sprint Car racing’s most famous event. And he did with the team that the late Jason Johnson had put together so well and had, himself won a ‘Nationals’ with. Gravel ascended to Sprint Car racing’s premier stage the hard way. …

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