Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

Brett Hearn’s storied racing career has had many peaks and very few valleys. It takes a special confluence of events for Hearn to truly stand out, to actually make news. And so it was this past week. First, Hearn won Lebanon Valley Speedway’s richest event, the $17,500-to-win Mr. DIRT Title Race. It was an event Hearn won for the eleventh …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kevin Ward Jr.

Kevin Ward, Jr. was a 20-year old kid with aspirations of being a professional race car driver. He demonstrated considerable prowess over the past couple of years, building a team into a contender, developing his driving skills well. Last Saturday night, Ward came out on the short end of a racing accident at Canandaigua Speedway when he and Tony Stewart …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Johnson

Earning high dollar wins in high profile races last week, two virtuoso drivers were the classes of their fields in a pair of events as dfferent as night and day. On Wednesday, Danny Johnson dominated the Super DIRTcar Series race at the three-eighths mile dirt Albany-Saratoga (NY) oval by setting a blistering pace that blistered tires. Not his tires, but …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Creeden

There were two different, high stakes, high profile races two hundred miles apart last week. One was on dirt, the other on asphalt. One was promoted by an energetic lessor, the other by the second generation track owner. Both drew big fields, aiming not just for the first prize payoff but for some proportionately good money down the line. And …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

The biggest 410 Sprint Car race of the summer in the east is the Williams Grove Summer Nationals. To win it, whether a World Of Outlaws regular or ‘PA Posse’ homestander, is to win big. This year’s running had the added drama of a Posse favorite beating the Outlaws at their own game and in the process, racing to a milestone …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

Pennsylvania Speedweek is a regional showcase of 410 Sprint racing that brings together the very best teams from all of area tracks, spiced some invaders. Individual race wins are important but this mini-series’ championship carries immense prestige. Lucas Wolfe, past World of Outlaws full timer, was the 2014 Speedweek champion and the adversity he overcame to prevail is incredible. He …

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Newsmaker of the Week: Danny Johnson & Kevin Hartnett

Two Dirt Modified drivers roared off the final turn at Penn Can Speedway on Tuesday, June 10 and headed into a rendezvous with destiny. At stake was victory in ‘The Clash At The Can’ Mega winner Danny Johnson was on the inside of the track and Kevin Hartnett a multi-time Penn Can track champion, was on the outside. As they sped …

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Newsmaker of the Week: Eastern Storm

USAC’s Eastern Storm is a once-a-year frenzy of racing which brings the best open wheel, non-wing drivers and teams from their midwestern bases into the northeast. This year’s Eastern Storm lived up to its advance billing in two radically different ways. The three races that were completed were inspiring events as drivers stormed from the back to the front, challenging …

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Newsmaker of the Week: Justin Haers

Justin Haers races as a hobbyist on DIRTcar racing’s biggest stage, competing against full time professional drivers and car owners. On Tuesday, May 24, Haers drove to his first career DIRTcar Big Block Super Dirt Series win, at Brockville Speedway, chased across the finish line by two Mod giants, Brett Hearn and Billy Decker, who happent to have ten Syracuse …

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Newsmaker of the Week: Ryan Hunter-Reay

The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 is history and after three hours of high drama, Ryan Hunter-Reay, an American-born driver, was the race winner. In winning the 500, RHR was the first American driver to do so since Buddy Rice won the 2004 race. Hunter-Reay was one of three Americans to finish in the top six. The race itself …

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