Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Matt Sheppard had made a career out of winning big. He has also made a career out of winning at a lot of different places. Saturday night at Georgetown Speedway in the Short Track Super Series South Region 2020 season finale, Sheppard raced to the $7,000 win. When the records were checked after the race, came a revelation: Georgetown was the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eastern States Weekend

The 59th running of Eastern States 200 Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway was conducted this past weekend in a year when every other major event in New York was cancelled. It took a lot of planning, preparation and management to pull it off, but pull it off the OCFS officials did. Big fields of cars supported the race. Empty …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson’s season of frustration eased dramatically when he passed Stewart Friesen late in Saturday’s Speed Showcase 200 at Port Royal Speedway. The win was worth $53,000 for Williamson and his Jeff Behrent-owned No. 3 team. After a brilliant Super DIRT Series championship-winning season in 2019, Williamson, has been, more than any other driver, stymied by COVID, trapped for months …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Perrego

Anthony Perrego’s whirlwind racing week certainly had its ups and downs. He won two of the OktoberFAST features, the only driver to repeat. And he did so in the only two races he intended to compete in. The first, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, was the first Super DIRT Series win of his career. Two days later, he would win again, at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

There’s no doubt that the Williams Grove National Open is among the most prestigious races, of any kind, in the United States of America. And no one who rises to the occasion at the Grove Open more than Donny Schatz, who turned around an uncharacteristically subpar season with a dramatic victory Saturday in the Open, earning $75,000 in the process. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Macri

At the Jim Nace Memorial Selinsgrove National Open Saturday, and with no disrespect to the others in the talent-laden field of 410 Sprint teams, Anthony Macri was simply unbeatable. He demolished the one-lap track record in time trials. He made some bold moves to gain a feature redraw spot in his heat race. And when the green flag dropped, Macri …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jeff Strunk

Boyertown, PA’s Jeff Strunk is one of dirt track racing’s most durable drivers. He’s a tested-tough veteran who always seems to peak when the rewards for success are the greatest. At Grandview Speedway this past Saturday, Strunk climbed aboard Glen Hyneman’s No. 126 with an eye toward winning the top prize – over $35,000. When the checkered flag flew, Strunk …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Lance Dewease is the undisputed leader of the PA Posse. In a year when Outlaws and All Stars, even out-and-out invaders have swept into the region and taken lots of big money races, Dewease is the go-to-guy when the Posse needs a big win. Twice last weekend at Port Royal, Dewease was spectacular. On Friday, he outran Kyle Larson with a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Watt

Big wins hadn’t been coming with nearly the frequency as in recent years for Dirt Modified driver Ryan Watt. Part of it, of course, is that there haven’t been as many opportunities. But some good chances had been unfulfilled this year too. Watt turned his 2020 season completely around Sunday night at Big Diamond Raceway when he led 71 of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

What can Kyle Larson possibly do for an encore? After apparently stepping outside his comfort zone last weekend to race Dirt Late  Models with the Lucas Oil Series at Port Royal Speedway, Larson then stunned Central Pennsylvania – and the nation – when he won the climactic feature in just his second career Dirt Late Model feature start. In a …

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