Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

Of this there can be no doubt: Kyle Larson’s 2017 PA Speedweek appearances will be talked about for years to come. On the heels of a NASCAR Monster Cup win at Michigan, Larson headed east to run in as many of the PA Speedweek races as his NASCAR schedule would allow. He won three of them, at Path Valley, Lincoln, and Grandview, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

The McCreadie name in northeastern auto racing circles remains syonymous with Dirt Modified excellence even though second generation driver Tim McCreadie has spending most of his time over the past decade racing Dirt Late Models across the nation. McCreadie has always retained a fondness for Big Block Mods however, and races them whenever his schedule permits, which isn’t often. ‘T-Mac’ …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Blewett

One of the oldest Stock Car races in the United States is the Garden State Classic at Wall (NJ) Stadium. The race traces its roots back to 1957 and while its format has changed somewhat over time, it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious asphalt Modified races in the northeast. Jimmy Blewett, whose racing family’s roots stretch almost …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

It’s no secret that today’s upper echelon racers are specialists. Few deviate from their chosen paths, once they are reached. Yet at the same time, versatility is a quality that is greatly admired of those who can make anything go fast. That’s why Kyle Larson’s talents were being talked about across the racing spectrum after the Californian won a World …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Blaney

Winning a NASCAR Cup race is something that’s almost to be expected of the top drivers who have been knocking down the checkered flags for years. That’s why when a first time winner breaks through, it’s big news. At Pocono Raceway last Sunday afternoon, the oldest team in NASCAR, the Wood Brothers, found victory with young Ryan Blaney, Dave’s son, the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

There’s no more talented group of drivers nor collection of top shelf race teams than those who run the Central PA 410 Sprint car circuit. Wins are hard to come by, so when they come in bunches, that’s a big story. Lucas Wolfe started out a ‘career week’ on Monday, May 29 with a rich win at Port Royal in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Dillon Steuer

The biggest Modified race on Long Island in decades was run last Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. The ‘Islip 300’ was a resurrection of a storied event at the long closed Islip Speedway. This one was 300 grueling laps, with a tire compound wrinkle, and no planned stops. The race itself was tremendous but the winner of it was an …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Watt

Ryan Watt is a very good race car driver. He has improved year after year, grown together with a team, owned by Ron Roberts, that was unheralded before Watt started driving for it. No one doubted the credentials of the 2016 Bridgeport Speedway Modified track champion at his home track. And after last Tuesday, the Super DIRT Series competitors won’t …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Robert Ballou

Severe neck and back injuries sustained in a 2016 Sprint Car crash came close to taking Robert Ballou’s life, and even closer to maiming him. Ballou endured months of pain recuperating, harnessed in neck braces. But his focus, from the time he was carried out of Calistoga (CA) Speedway, was to race again. This past weekend, at lightning fast Eldora …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Max Zachem

The last thing that’s expected from a weekly track’s season opener is for someone to come in and upset the regulars. So when Connecticut driver Max Zachem won the Modified opener at the always tough Riverhead Raceway on Long Island, it was a shocker. But there was more. The car Zachem drove, owned by Islander Ken Vogel, was a home …

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