Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Busch

Area Auto Racing News Newsmaker of the Week for November 24, 2015 Edition  When the chips were down, Kyle Busch got up.  Often criticized for his brashness as he battled his way into the front lines of NASCAR racing, Busch became a sympathetic figure in February when he broke a leg and an ankle in a Daytona Xfinity crash.  From that …

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Newsmaker of the Week // “Wait Till Next Year”

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015  It was the end of the line for the New Jersey Dirt Modified and the Central Pennsyvania Sprint Car circuits this past weekend, bringing to a close nine months of continuous racing.  Just as the first races of a new year are newsmaking events, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim Kerr

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015 The Charlotte World Finals provided its share of upset winners over last weekend. But none was more wholly unexpected than the drive of Tim Kerr, who won the DIRTcar Modified finale over an all star field. Kerr had won a grand total of one Big Block Modified …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Romp In The Swamp

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD EDITION News is usually made when big money is on the line. This time of the year, big bucks races are harder to find and sometimes turn up in unusual spots. So it was last Saturday night at Bridgeport (NJ)  Speedway’s Quarter Mile track when the first annual ‘Romp …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tommy Meier

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 27, 2015  The zenith of a thirty year driving career was realized at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway last weekend by Tommy Meier, who roared to an immensely popular victory.  The night before, Meier won $10,000 for a second place in the Small Block lead-in race, setting the stage for …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Coby

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 20th, 2015 Edition  Doug Coby closed out the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series season in much the same way as he started it, with a convincing win at Thompson (CT) Motorsports Park.  In so doing, he ended with seven wins in  the 15 race Series,  swept all four of the …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Stewart Friesen and The Moody Mile

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK EDITION OF OCTOBER 13, 2015 The top performer and the center stage are both equally illuminated in the spotlight’s  glare after Stewart Friesen blitzed the competition yet again at Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. Friesen reigned supreme for the fourth time in the last six Syracuse Modified 200s, …

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Newsmaker of the Week – Central NY Raceway Park

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015 The 44th running of Super DIRT Week is at hand. This year, as Area Auto Racing News rolls out its annual Super DIRT Week issue, at 116 pages, it does so for a SDW that is in fundamental transition. It will be the last at the New York …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Coby

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2015  Call at the shot heard ‘round the racing world.  The shot was from behind, delivered by a wholly unapologetic Doug Coby to the back bumper of Ryan Preece at Loudon, N.H.  Saturday. It sent Preece spinning and Coby to Victory Lane.  The  sounds ‘round the racing world were …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Craig VonDohren

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2015  When a racer becomes known by his initials, that’s a sign that he’s a true competitor.  CVD – Craig VonDohren – is just such a driver.  This past Saturday, VonDohren dominated Grandview (PA) Speedway’s annual Freedom 76, a Small Block Modified race offering a lifetime of prestige and $25,000 …

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