Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Drake Troutman

A fifteen year old Pennsylvania UMP Modified racer rode with his family from western Pennsylvania to west central Florida last week to compete in a five-race series of races. When the quintet of events was over, Drake Troutman had won two of the five, was never out of the top five in any race, and was declared the 2021 East Bay …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

A year after Kyle Larson declared the Chili Bowl to be the biggest victory of his career, Larson did it again, outrunning a huge field of drivers to win one of the nation’s highest profile races for the second year in a row. The Chili Bowl demands perfection on qualifying night and perfection plus on the Saturday night of the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brock Zearfoss

Jonestown, PA 410 Sprint car owner-driver Brock Zearfoss spent five weeks in western Australia, running in a series of six races at three different tracks. He won three of them and captured the regional title for his efforts. The sojourn precedes the recent revelation that Zearfoss is going to chase the World Of Outlaws 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brian Carber

Brian Carber’s prowess as an open wheel racer was never more in evidence than it was last weekend in Oklahoma at the Tulsa Shootout Micro Sprint events. In three days of racing, the Pipersville, PA driver won two times and was second in the third feature event, remarkable over a weekend that draws hundreds of 600 Micros from all over …

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Newsmaker of the Week // The Year 2020

It’s all over, this most unusual season of auto racing. Twenty-twenty may be remembered by many with disdain but to forget the hundreds of races that actually were run – and won – would be a mistake. Kyle Larson and Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard and Brandon Sheppard are four who excelled. Danny Bouc and Alex Yankowski, Logan Schuchart and Jacob …

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Newsmaker of the Week / / Jake Johnson

From a 31st place start, Late Model wheelman Jake Johnson, a 17-year old driver from Rehoboth, Mass., knew he had a long way to go in Saturday’s Snowflake 100, the preliminary race to the Snowball Derby for Super Late Models at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida the next day. Johnson wound up eclipsing the big race, to an extent, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar And Trade Show has been postponed. The disconcerting announcement made by event promoter Len Sammons means that the show at the Greater Philadelphia Center in Oaks, PA will not be taking place on January 22-24, 2021 as originally planned. The ongoing and tightening COVID-19 restrictions forced the postponement, which was made reluctantly. Sponsors remain …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen & Brett Deyo

A long and troubled 2020 outdoor racing took its final checkered flag last Saturday night when Stewart Friesen won his 27th Modified race of the year, at Georgetown Speedway. In so doing, Friesen ended 2020 with more wins than any other driver in the AARN readership range. Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo managed to pull off a successful race promotion that …

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Newsmaker of the Week // BAPS Motor Speedway

The red hot Central PA 410 Sprint season was wrapped up last Saturday afternoon with yet another huge crowd of loyalists cheering their favorites on, one more time, at BAPS Motor Speedway. Getting the day off to an auspicious start, for all the wrong reasons, was JR Berry, who hung his car in the fence, literally, in time trials, without injury. Freddie …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Alex Yankowski

Sixteen year old Alex Yankowski is the toast of the Dirt Modified racing world after he raced to victory in the Danny Serrano Classic Big Block Modified 100 at Bridgeport Speedway. What was a hugely popular win became a heart stopper when Yankowski was involved in a fiery flip nearly a lap after taking the checkered flag. He left the car …

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