Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Wade Hendrickson

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2016 Known affectionately’The Flying Farmer”, veteran Big Block Dirt Modified driver Wade Hendrickson has been around racing long enough to know that victories are to savored. That’s because no matter who you are, you never know when the next one is coming. Hendrickson has always been able to …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Timmy Solomito

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER FOR THE WEEK FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 Witnessing the unstrained joy a first time winner projects after taking the checkered flag is one of the great joys of auto racing. Sunday at Thompson (CT) Raceway Park in the season opening NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race, Timmy Solomito emerged from the pack to dominate The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR TUEDAY, APRIL 5, 2016 With nearly 900 career feature wins to his credit, Brett Hearn isn’t in the habit of giving checkered flags away. He also isn’t in the habit of cherry picking, stepping down from the Modifieds to run lesser classes of car. Yet in one strange Saturday night, at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kasey Kahne

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Star Kasey Kahne’s racing pedigree is of dirt track Sprint Car racing. So when word leaked out that Kahne would be spending the off-week from his busy Cup schedule in Central Pennsylvania, racing a Sprint Car, PA Posse fans readied for something special. Kahne wasn’t …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

It’s hard enough to win an Open Competition Dirt Modified race when a team is totally prepared. It’s well nigh impossible when a team is ready to run at one track and winds up, by happenstance, at another. That’s what Stewart Friesen was facing Saturday when, after assessing the forecasts, he prepared to run at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway’s Race Of Champions …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Anthony Perrego & Tyler Dippel

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR MARCH 15, 2016 Youthful race car drivers Anthony Perrego and Tyler Dippel demonstrated this past weekend at two race tracks a thousand miles apart that the overused term ‘Young Guns’ doesn’t apply to them. ‘Top Guns’ is more appropriate. Perrego put a hurtin’ on the Dirt Modified field at the Short …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Chris Zacharias

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 8th, 2016 What does it take to formulate a new racing series in March with the racing season just around the corner? Only one person can know the answer to that question, Chris Zacharias. With the Race Of Champions Series heading toward litigation, Zacharias has seized the moment to pick …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Erick Rudolph

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2016 There is no more successful driver in Indoor TQ Midget racing than Erick Rudolph. After winning the first of the three-race Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TQ races in Allentown, Pa., in early January, Rudolph stumbled a bit in Atlantic City. He was  back on form in Trenton. First, he …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Florida Speedweeks

It’s an annual happening, Speedweek in Central Florida. What was once Daytona Speedway-focused has blossomed into Series racing at dirt and paved tracks, involving Late Models, 410, 360 and wingless Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mod Lites. It’s grueling, with some Dirt Late Model teams running as many as sixteen races in a month and some speedways hosting a dozen …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mason Zeigler

AREA AUTO RACING NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16, 2016 It isn’t often that an up-and-coming driver shines in in the spotlight of a national stage. Yet that’s exactly what 23-year old Mason Zeigler from Chalk Hill, Pa., in western Pennsylvania did when he waited until the sixth and final night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series …

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