Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

The first race of the newly unified NASCAR North and South Modified Tours was run at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway Saturday on a track notorious for its tire-killing abrasiveness. Tires and tire rules proved to be the story of the race, far more so than a sound race strategy or keen driving skills. This one was all about tires, with a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Horton

There’s a mystique about Dirt Modified driver Jimmy Horton, who by any measure is one of the sport’s accomplished, durable and well liked competitors. Ever since Horton let it slip a few years ago that he would retire at the end of his first winless season, anticipation of that first win builds annually. Last year, that was on August 27, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell’s open wheel racing background in Sprints and Midgets, has made him a favorite among dirt track fans now that he has chosen to pursue NASCAR’s upper echelons. So when Bell won this past Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Speedway, it was a big deal. Bell is most certainly, ‘on his way’. This was his third …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln Speedway ran its 410 Sprint season opener this past Saturday, officially kicking off the outdoor northeastern racing season. Danny Dietrich won the feature in a creditable drive. But the story of this race was the extraordinary commitment Lincoln Speedway made to running it. The raceday forecast was terrible. Then, just as the racing was getting in gear, a hailstorm …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Volusia Speedway Park

Though three people did get hurt, one seriously on Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s third and final World of Outlaws Sprint race, it could have been far worse. Five nights earlier, Joey Saldana took an even more frightening plunge over the fence, narrowly missing a crowded pit side grandstand. That no one was hurt in that affair is incredible. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

No one doubts the ability, raw talent, and incredible drive to win of Donny Schatz. He doesn’t make mistakes, doesn’t give up until the checkered flag has fallen, and keeps on piling up the wins, titles and loot. Schatz’s three 410 Sprint Car starts, in the All Star Circuit Of Champions Bubba’s Raceway Park this past weekend, showed conclusively that …

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Newsmaker of the Week / /Mike Pegher, Jr

A getaway from the harsh winter of western Pennsylvania to the subtropical Tampa Bay area of Florida proved to be far more than a period of rest and relaxation for Late Model driver Mike Pegher, Jr. At East Bay Speedway, Pegher won the first and third of the three Crate Late Model A-Mains last weekend and was fifth in the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Erick Rudolph

Ever since driver Erick Rudolph and TQ Midget car builder Mark Lafler teamed up for Indoor Auto Racing Series action, winning has been the norm. This past weekend, Rudolph drove Lafler’s TQ to a third Gambler’s Classic victory, this one with a surprise ending that nearly saw rival Zane Zeiner steal the win at the finish line. Their first Gambler’s win …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PPB Motorsports 2017

The thirty-second PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show played out over the three day weekend of January 20-22 in Oaks, Pa., with big crowds each of the three days, guest appearances by Richard Petty and Jeffrey Earnhardt, and the crowning of a new Ms. Motorsports in Taylor Albert. The Show provided a fertile business climate for exhibitors and customers to interact …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Stewart Friesen made big news many times this past year. Over the last five seasons in fact. Friesen is in the headlines yet again and this time it’s before he’s even seen a green flag drop in 2017. With the formation of Halmar Friesen Racing (HFR), ‘Stewy’ is going NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing in 2017 – full time. …

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