Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

‘Super Matt’ did it again! At Charlotte in the World Finals last weekend, Sheppard raced to a record fourth straight Super DIRT Series championship and his seventh overall. Only Brett Hearn, who has eight career titles, has won more and Sheppard, clearly is on track to tie, even surpass Hearn’s standard. Sheppard didn’t win either of the twin features outright at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

Donny Schatz beat up on the PA Posse Sunday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway, leaving town with more than $51,000 of Keystone State riches and the Tuscarora 50 trophy. One of the biggest first place payouts for any race in the east, and Schatz won it the way he has taken so many of his 21 World Of Outlaws A Mains …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Superstar Stewart Friesen has done it again. This time, Dirt Modified and NASCAR Truck ace won two of the four big races at the 57th annual Eastern States 200 Weekend in Middletown, NY and came within ten pounds of winning a third. Friday, he won the Modified Challenge for past Eastern States 200 winners. Saturday, he finished first in the Small …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Justin Bonsignore

Winning eight races in sixteen starts is a tall order for any driver in any division. That’s why Justin Bonsignore’s victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race at Thompson Motorsports park is so remarkable. Bonsignore came to Thompson having already clinched the Series title. He left with his eighth win in sixteen races, and a clean sweep of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Larry Wight

Larry Wight is the toast of the Dirt Modified world after racing to a spectacular win Sunday in the Super DIRT Week Big Block Modified 200 at Oswego Speedway. Wight, who cut back his racing schedule this year to concentrate on his business and his family, was fastest when he had to be. He was met by his father John in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

The Williams Grove National Open is, in many ways, ground zero for the never ending rivalry between the World Of Outlaws and the PA Posse. Make no mistake about it: This is compelling match-up of long standing. And there’s no mistaking which way sentiments the fans at The Grove were Saturday night. As he has so many times, Lance Dewease warmed …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Duane Howard

When a team sticks it out all year long, every Saturday night, without winning a feature, it says that something is good with team chemistry. Driver Duane Howard and car owner Norm Hansell, both proven winners, knew that it was just a matter of time before they’d win at their home track, Grandview Speedway. And what a win it turned …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Gular

For the first time in 19 years, Grandview Speedway has a Modified champion whose name isn’t Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren or Duane Howard. Second generation driver Mike Gular, a veteran of the short track wars, used a remarkable record of consistency to hold off ‘The Big Three’ and take the 2018 Grandview track title. The enormity of Gular’s achievement was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kenny Tremont, Jr.

DIRTcar Hall of Famer Kenny Tremont and his family have been pillars of the racing community for generations. Tremont, the winningest driver of all time at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, is among the most popular and respected drivers in the entire region. He is also a hard nosed competitor who is at his very best when the stakes are at their …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tony Stewart

When the checkered flag fell Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway in the All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint feature, it fell across the hood of Tony Stewart’s No. 14. Stewart, three time NASCAR Cup Series champion, IndyCar Champion, owner of the All Star Series, a man who loves racing Sprint Cars, got his first 410 win since June …

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