Newsmaker of the Week

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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Newsmaker of the Week // Glenn Donnelly

The dirt track racing world wobbled on it axis when the stunning announcement was made that troubled Rolling Wheels Raceway would be taken over by DIRT founder Glenn Donnelly. Since Donnelly sold the DIRT organization he carefully crafted, he has not promoted a single race and until recently, he kept a low profile. That changed recently when Donnelly announced plans …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Greg Hodnett

What does it take to make news on the World Of Outlaws circuit? Beat Donny Schatz, that’s what. And that’s what PA Posse favorite Greg Hodnett did, at Lincoln Speedway last Wednesday, making the hugely partisan Keystone awash in excitement. But Hodnett wasn’t done. At Williams Grove two days later, Hodnett raced Schatz on even terms for the entire race, settling …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Krachun

Youth will be served. That adage certainly applies to contemporary auto racing where more and more winners are relying on the exhuberance of youth to shine on the speedways, rather than the wisdom of experience. This past Saturday, sixteen year old Ryan Krachun shocked the racing world when he won the Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. New Egypt is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Chuck Hossfeld

Tested tough asphalt Modified veteran Chuck Hossfeld is used to winning big races and championships. Once a ‘young gun’ who raced all over the Northeast, Hossfeld has settled into a more predictible pattern – that of racing for the RoC championship and winning the high profile, rich races along the way. Hossfeld got his northeastern season off to the best …

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