Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // David Gravel

David Gravel did it! The New Englander was the story of the 2019 Knoxville Nationals, earning his first title in Sprint Car racing’s most famous event. And he did with the team that the late Jason Johnson had put together so well and had, himself won a ‘Nationals’ with. Gravel ascended to Sprint Car racing’s premier stage the hard way. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

At long last, Stewy! Stewart Friesen’s quest for victory in a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race was realized this past week at Eldora, the one Series race on dirt. It was widely considered to be Friesen’s best chance to finally win one. There was also at stake a do-or-die element to the drama in that Stewart faced the possibility …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Sweet

Brad Sweet is no stranger to winning high dollar 410 Sprint races. After all, his Knoxville Nationals win last year was worth $150,000. But his victory this past Saturday at Eldora Speedway in the Kings Royal eclipsed that: Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team pocketed $175,000. Winning any race is a noteworthy achievement. Winning high profile, high dollar races …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Orange County Fair Speedway

Exceeding expectations, and the some. That’s what Orange County Fair Speedway’s new track surface did Saturday night when the All Star Sprints and Small Block Modifieds dug into the new, softer clay for the first time. The old dive to the bottom and follow the leader tactics, borne of necessity on the old worn out track, gave way to three …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Holiday Fireworks

Holiday Fireworks! Those two words are the best way to explain unbelievable finishes in three Touring Series races this past week. At Fonda Speedway’s Short Track Super Series race Wednesday, Stewart Friesen passed Matt Sheppard off the final turn of the last lap to win a thriller. The next night, in Land Of Legends Speedway’s Super DIRT Series 100 lapper, upstart …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ronnie Williams

Ronnie Williams is just 22 years old, he’s a college student and he has become one of New England’s top asphalt Modified drivers in a very short time. On the heels of winning a MRS Modified race on the mile at New Hampshire the previous weekend, Williams went on a winning spree, taking the Open Wheel Wednesday $10.000-to-win Seekonk race, then …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

It isn’t every day that the opportunity to win $30,000 in a race car is within reach. That’s the position Tim McCreadie was in Saturday in the World Of Outlaws Late Model Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway. With five laps left, the man they call T-Mac had leader Darrell Lanigan in his sights. He made a bold bid on the …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Tim & Steve Buckwalter

News in racing is made in two ways, by winning big, or by losing badly. The USAC Eastern Storm invaded the northeast last week and by the time it was over, the Buckwalter cousins, Tim and Steven were each taking their lumps, wondering what might have been. Timmy was working into contention in the Grandview USAC Sprint opener when he clipped the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Michalski

There’s nothing quite like a race car driver’s first major victory. Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, Brett Michalski, a second year 410 Sprint racer who paid his dues through Micro Sprint and 360 Sprint racing, turned back a last lap Freddie Rahmer slide job in a fight to the checkered flag. Michalski’s family-run, budget conscious team overcame recent engine problems …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mason Zeigler

Bedford Speedway’s Billy Winn Classic offered up the princely sum of $8,300 to the winner of a 50-lap Super Late Model feature last Friday. The non-sanctioned race drew an impressive field and when the checkered flag flew, Mason Zeigler and his team were cashing the big check. This was a huge night for Bedford. The race’s winners purse was in …

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