Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Sesely

Anthony Sesely’s weekend of triumph inside Atlantic City, NJ’s Boardwalk Hall included a big victory in the climactic Saturday night TQ Midget feature. In the process, Sesely became the first four-time winner of the NAPA Auto Parts Gambler’s Classic. In earning the 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels TQ Championship, it was Sesely’s rush from a tenth row starting …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ricky Grosso – New Egypt Speedway

The 2023 PPB Motorsports Show last weekend in Oaks, PA was the scene for the stunning announcement by Ricky Grosso that he has gained control of the operation of New Egypt Speedway. In so doing, Grosso will be returning to the track his family built 25 years ago and where his son Brandon won the 2022 Modified track championship. Grosso intends …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Chili Bowl – Logan Seavey

The 2023 Chili Bowl has been run. Six days of non-stop Midget racing produced a young Chili Bowl A Main winner in Logan Seavey, a popular winning car ownership team in Kevin Swindell and Tim Bertrand, a huge prelim win for upstart Hank Davis and the New England based Seymour Racing Team, and a drive from 23rd to ninth in the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Sesely

Anthony Sesely drove to victory Saturday night in the PPL Center Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ A Main, taking charge of a dramatic event that featured wheel to wheel action throughout. Sesely, who has been known for embracing a ‘clean-sheet-of-paper’ approach to race car design, teamed up with upstate New Yorkers Jeff Ulrich and Ricky Kluth a year ago to build a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Turkey Derby

Wall Stadium’s 49th running of the Turkey Derby, a three-day annual extravaganza at the New Jersey Shore Speedway, produced some spirited racing and two late race winners in Matt Hirschman and Steven Reed. In the 150-lap Open Tour Modified race, Hirschman took advantage of late race opportunity to pit for fresh tires, knifed his way through the field and won …

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Newsmaker of the Week // John “Grandpa” Blewett, Sr.

John “Grandpa” Blewett, Sr, patriarch of the Blewett racing family, died Friday night at his home at the age of 90. He was a self-made man who built his life around the creation of an auto salvage yard that branched into many other facets. John became involved in auto racing with his namesake son in the early 1970s, adopting what …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Nocella

Riverhead Raceway is a notoriously difficult place for outsiders to come in and beat the regulars. The weekly runners were out in force Saturday for the sixth annual running of the Islip 300, three-hundred wheel to wheel laps around a quarter mile track with no room to spare. The odds favored the locals but somebody forgot to tell Woburn, Mass. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Sweet

Brad Sweet’s drive to the 2022 World Of Outlaws Sprint Car season championship was his fourth straight and certainly his most closely contested. Though Sweet led the standings most of the year, his margin over rivals David Gravel and Carson Macedo ebbed and flowed. It was still very much Sweet’s title to win or lose over the three day Charlotte …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Five Mile Point Speedway

After 72 years of springs, summers and falls of offering auto racing to Southern Tier, New York enthusiasts of the sport of speed, Five Mile Point Speedway ran its last races this past weekend. When the final lap was run, Modified favorite Justin Holland, a third generation driver, was standing in the winners circle, taking the final flag and winning …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Lance Dewease has done it again. On Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway, the World Of Outlaws were back in town and Lance Dewease spanked ‘em, much to the delight of the PA Posse fans. Dewease’s win in the Williams Grove National Open was the fifth of his driving career and worth $75,000 for the driver and his car owner Don …

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