Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // The PA Posse

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 They came, they raced, they got their doors blown off. The ‘they’ in this case is the World Of Outlaws, the most versatile, talented Sprint Car drivers in the world. The blowers off of doors were Danny Dietrich and Stevie Smith. whose back-to-back triumphs over the WoO …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Shane Stewart and Todd Szegedy

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKERS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 21, 2015 Big winners on big stages are newsmakers by definition. It takes a special effort to win when the stakes are highest and the rewards the most generous. This past Saturday, two drivers, one on asphalt in New England and another on dirt in the Midwest, excelled. Todd Szegedy …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Preece, Emerling, Sesely

Last weekend, in three different regions of the racing spectrum, 100-lap, high dollar races were held for asphalt Modifieds. Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway’s SK 5k, Holland (NY) Speedway’s RoC Tour race and Wall (NJ)  Stadium’’s Garden State Classic were three events and each of them were tinged with controversy. At Stafford, Ryan Preece came from the rear three times, missed two leaders …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stevie Smith

NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR JULY 7, 2015 Domination makes news in auto racing. Win streaks impress. That’s why Stevie Smith’s five-for-eight tear in the 2015 PA Speedweek is so noteworthy. Smith is a very popular figure in Central PA racing circles. His father was one of the best. He left the area for the national circuits and made his hometown …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Joe Skotnicki

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2015 It was a well kept secret, the sale of the Race Of Champions Dirt and Asphalt Series, from Andrew Harpell to Joe Skotnicki. It was a bolt out of the blue, totally unexpected in its timing and in its principles. The sale of the RoC could herald a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

If there is such a thing as The Holy Grail Of Newsmaking in auto racing, it would have to be the winning of three features in a single week. It’s a rarity, even among the professional who race three, four or even five nights a week. So this past week, when Matt Sheppard strung together Big Block Modified wins at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Creeden

To say that Danny Creeden’s star is on the rise in Dirt Modified racing is to say it right. The sometimes tempestuous wheelman allowed his talent to do the talking last week. First, he won the Thursday New Egypt (NJ) Speedway Dirty Jersey Modified race, worth over $10,000. The victory perpetuated a trend of success for Creeden with Brett Deyo’s Short Track …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Robert Ballou

The 2015 edition of the USAC Eastern Storm was dominated by one man Robert Ballou. Always competitive, somewhat underfunded, undeniably talented, Ballou had been his share of races on the USAC Naional Sprint Car circuit. But nothing like what happened this past week. First, he swept to victory on the oddly shaped four-tenths mile New Egypt Speedway. Two days later, he …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Andy Bachetti

The pride of Sheffield, Massachusetts, Andy Bachetti has been among the most competitiive Big Blcok and Small Block Modified drivers on the region’s dirt tracks since he started racing.  He is a threat wherever he races and whenever he is in the field.  This past weekend, he authored an unusual ‘double’ Bachetti got started by winning on the three eighths …

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