Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2015  It is hard to explain the season that 410 Sprint Car driver Brent Marks has endured.  Long considered to be part of one of the top teams in Central Pennsylvania racing, Marks came into Labor Day Weekend winless.  He now is a three time winner, all of the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Syracuse

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK  FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2015  Makers Of News aren’t necessarily persons and the events that make news aren’t always reflective of happy times.  As the cold, stark, sobering reality sinks in that after this coming Columbus Day Weekend tbere will be no more racing at the New York State Fairgrounds, anger, bitterness, disbelief and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 To borrow an old racing axiom and improvise a bit, the only thing better than choosing between being lucky or good is to be both lucky AND good. Stewart Friesen proved it last Tuesday, August 25 in Lebanon Valley Speedway’s Mr. DIRT USA title race when he moved from …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

Which is the more newsworthy aspect of Donny Schatz’s Knoxville (IA) National win last Saturday? Is it that he has now won 23 races this season? Is it that he led all the way and won $150,000? Or is it that he has now won this race and its top prize for nine of the last ten years? There aren’t …

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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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