Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Kenny Tremont

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 Kenny Trenont, Jr. is at the stage of his driving career that the phrase ‘ageless veteran’ has become a term of endearment. Tremont has rebounded spectacularly in 2015, after a succession of lean years, to be a contender for the Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley track championships. Yet …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK – TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015 Stewart Friesen, by his talent and gregarious nature, is a newsmaker. He has done things on the race track over the past several years that define the term ‘living legend.’ The standard, therefore, for a habitual newsmaker to make news is one with a high threshold. Here’s …

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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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