Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Sweet

Brad Sweet is no stranger to winning high dollar 410 Sprint races. After all, his Knoxville Nationals win last year was worth $150,000. But his victory this past Saturday at Eldora Speedway in the Kings Royal eclipsed that: Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team pocketed $175,000. Winning any race is a noteworthy achievement. Winning high profile, high dollar races …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Orange County Fair Speedway

Exceeding expectations, and the some. That’s what Orange County Fair Speedway’s new track surface did Saturday night when the All Star Sprints and Small Block Modifieds dug into the new, softer clay for the first time. The old dive to the bottom and follow the leader tactics, borne of necessity on the old worn out track, gave way to three …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Holiday Fireworks

Holiday Fireworks! Those two words are the best way to explain unbelievable finishes in three Touring Series races this past week. At Fonda Speedway’s Short Track Super Series race Wednesday, Stewart Friesen passed Matt Sheppard off the final turn of the last lap to win a thriller. The next night, in Land Of Legends Speedway’s Super DIRT Series 100 lapper, upstart …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ronnie Williams

Ronnie Williams is just 22 years old, he’s a college student and he has become one of New England’s top asphalt Modified drivers in a very short time. On the heels of winning a MRS Modified race on the mile at New Hampshire the previous weekend, Williams went on a winning spree, taking the Open Wheel Wednesday $10.000-to-win Seekonk race, then …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

It isn’t every day that the opportunity to win $30,000 in a race car is within reach. That’s the position Tim McCreadie was in Saturday in the World Of Outlaws Late Model Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway. With five laps left, the man they call T-Mac had leader Darrell Lanigan in his sights. He made a bold bid on the …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Tim & Steve Buckwalter

News in racing is made in two ways, by winning big, or by losing badly. The USAC Eastern Storm invaded the northeast last week and by the time it was over, the Buckwalter cousins, Tim and Steven were each taking their lumps, wondering what might have been. Timmy was working into contention in the Grandview USAC Sprint opener when he clipped the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Michalski

There’s nothing quite like a race car driver’s first major victory. Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, Brett Michalski, a second year 410 Sprint racer who paid his dues through Micro Sprint and 360 Sprint racing, turned back a last lap Freddie Rahmer slide job in a fight to the checkered flag. Michalski’s family-run, budget conscious team overcame recent engine problems …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mason Zeigler

Bedford Speedway’s Billy Winn Classic offered up the princely sum of $8,300 to the winner of a 50-lap Super Late Model feature last Friday. The non-sanctioned race drew an impressive field and when the checkered flag flew, Mason Zeigler and his team were cashing the big check. This was a huge night for Bedford. The race’s winners purse was in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

Danny Dietrich is coming off a dream week as the driver of Gary Kauffman’s 410 Sprint. This past week, the Gettysburg, PA, based standout beat the World Of Outlaws on the 3/8ths mile Bridgeport Speedway, won the first leg of the Weikert Memorial at Port Royal, was overall champion of the two day Weikert event and finished second at Williams …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Beating the best 410 Sprint drivers in the world is a daunting task. But when the World Of Outlaws invade Central Pennsylvania as they do three times every year, the traveling pros are fair game for the PA Posse. In three races last week, Lance Dewease whipped the Outlaws – Wednesday at Lincoln and Saturday at Williams Grove, winning two of …

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