Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Flores

The only races Ryan Flores runs are the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series TQ Midget events at Trenton, Allentown and Atlantic City. Ever the competitor, Flores had finished second five different times in these Indoor races, but never won. Until last weekend, that is. That’s when Flores went to work. On Friday night, in Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center, he persevered over a hyper-charged …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Erick Rudolph

For the sixth time in his career. Erick Rudolph has won a Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) TQ Midget feature. In this instance, Rudolph worked on a car that was only ninth fastest in time trials, turning it into a powerhouse that ran the fastest lap of the weekend in final pre-feature practice. In the feature, Rudolph was gone, quickly …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Perrego

When a racer loses not one, but two, rides at the eleventh hour, panic is the most common reaction. Anthony Perrego did not panic. He immediately found Small Block and Big Block Block rides for Orange County’s Eastern States Weekend, finishing third and second respectively. Brian Smith, Perrego’s new Small Block car owner, put him in his car again for …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Hirschman

Matt Hirschman’s penchant for winning big races in often difficult situations was evidenced this past Saturday at Wall (NJ) Stadium when the Northampton. PA., ace won back to back Tour Modified and Wall SK Modified races. Hirschman’s twin victories came by mastering two completely different sets of evolving race circumstances. In the first race, he was a runaway leader who chose just …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson raced to his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship Sunday in a finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday that saw his three main rivals self-destruct. Johnson got stronger as the race turned in his favor and won going away. The Chase Format has made winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup crown very difficult, as Johnson’s three rivals, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Duane Howard

When a driver loses his ride in mid-season, it’s a major disappointment. So it was this summer with Modified favorite Duane Howard, within a month’s time, changed race tracks, then broke up with his car owner. He wasn’t out of a car for long. Norm Hansell picked up Howard and the pair clicked. Saturday night at Bridgeport Speedway it all …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jacob Allen

After a few years of chasing the checkered in the rugged arena of 410 Sprint racing, Jacob Allen finally did it. Son of the legendary Bobby Allen, Jacob and his uncle, Logan Schuchart, have been running on the World Of Outlaws circuit for the past several years. They have had good times and difficult ones. Both have persevered. Sunday at Susquehanna …

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Newsmaker of the Week // November 1, 2016

Eleven months ago, Matt Sheppard’s future as a top Dirt Modified driver was very much in doubt. He and the highly touted HBR team had parted ways and Sheppard was adrift. That was then. Since the split, Sheppard went to work with some of his racing friends and built a team from scratch. He won almost immediately and has never …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Just when one thought that Stewart Friesen was out of ways to win high profile races, he came through yet again Sunday at Orange County Fair Speedway, winning the Eastern States 200 and $35,000. On the heels of winning the Super DIRT Week biggie two weeks ago in upstate Oswego, N.Y., this time it was Middletown that Friesen conquered with …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

For eastern 410 Sprint fans who love their Posse, nothing is bigger than the Williams Grove National Open. Though this year’s version was ravaged by weather on its original date, the fans packed the legendary Mechanicsburg oval to see if their hometown heroes could whip the Outlaws. And boy, did they ever! Danny Dietrich’s inspired late race drive by Joey …

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