Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Port Royal Speedway

There were a lot of good things that happened Sunday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came to Sprint Car Country and boy, did the fans follow them. The crowd was huge and the racing was spectacular, made even more so when popular Keystone stater Rick Eckert dazzled the throng with a dramatic win in a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lucas Wolfe

Lucas Wolfe got the job done Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. The veteran driver, who establishes a well reasoned schedule of when and where and with what he will race, executed perfectly in this race, Lincoln’s prestigious ‘Spring Championship’. When the checkered flag flew, Wolfe was under it first, earning a cool five grand for himself and car owner Michael …

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Newsmaker of the Week // ‘Ole Blue’

‘Ole Blue’ rides high again! It’s the nickname of long standing for the cars of the Boehler family, a term of endearment and respect bestowed by three generations of New England area race folk upon the blue number 3 race cars the clan has built and maintained, lived and died by. ‘Ole Blue’ had fallen on tough times in recent …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Bruce Rogers

When Forrest Rogers and his son Bruce built Grandview Speedway and opened it in 1963, it is hard to imagine they envisioned the success that followed. At the center of it all was Bruce, a hard working, plain-spoken family man, whose life was wholly dedicated to the track. In latter years, he delegated some of his responsibilities of running the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen’s plunge into full time upper echelon racing hasn’t slaked his enthusiasm for Dirt Track Modified racing one iota – nor dampened his penchant for winning. Friesen won Saturday night’s Doug Hoffman Memorial race at Bridgeport Speedway for Big Block Modifieds. It was a big win, his first of the 2017 season, and …

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Newsmaker of the Week // NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

The first race of the newly unified NASCAR North and South Modified Tours was run at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway Saturday on a track notorious for its tire-killing abrasiveness. Tires and tire rules proved to be the story of the race, far more so than a sound race strategy or keen driving skills. This one was all about tires, with a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Horton

There’s a mystique about Dirt Modified driver Jimmy Horton, who by any measure is one of the sport’s accomplished, durable and well liked competitors. Ever since Horton let it slip a few years ago that he would retire at the end of his first winless season, anticipation of that first win builds annually. Last year, that was on August 27, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell’s open wheel racing background in Sprints and Midgets, has made him a favorite among dirt track fans now that he has chosen to pursue NASCAR’s upper echelons. So when Bell won this past Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Speedway, it was a big deal. Bell is most certainly, ‘on his way’. This was his third …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln Speedway ran its 410 Sprint season opener this past Saturday, officially kicking off the outdoor northeastern racing season. Danny Dietrich won the feature in a creditable drive. But the story of this race was the extraordinary commitment Lincoln Speedway made to running it. The raceday forecast was terrible. Then, just as the racing was getting in gear, a hailstorm …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Volusia Speedway Park

Though three people did get hurt, one seriously on Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s third and final World of Outlaws Sprint race, it could have been far worse. Five nights earlier, Joey Saldana took an even more frightening plunge over the fence, narrowly missing a crowded pit side grandstand. That no one was hurt in that affair is incredible. …

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