Newsmaker of the Week

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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Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Coby

Doug Coby and MSR Racing are on top of their game. The formidable multi-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series championship winning team won this past weekend’s Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. This high profile race is a particular favorite for Coby who took control of the race, then held off a late race challenge by Craig Lutz to preserve …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

A perfect record! That’s what Matt Sheppard wrapped up following his Tuesday Short Track Super Series feature win at Delaware International Speedway. That race victory completed an amazing streak of five wins in five races at five different tracks in three states – all during the month of April. Summarized, Matt Sheppard did not lose a race during April. And …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Smith

When Ryan Smith drove Michael Heffner’s 360 Sprint into the winners’ circle at Port Royal Speedway, emotions were deep and varied. This was no ordinary win for the driver or the car owner. Rather this was Smith’s first victory behind the wheel of one of Heffner’s cars – and the first for the car owner since the tragic death last September …

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Newsmaker of the Week // New Hampshire Short Track Racing Association (NHSTRA)

By their nature, auto racing track operators are a fiercely independent lot. They face innumerable challenges by being unafraid and standing on their own two feet. That’s why the announcement of the formation of the New Hampshire Short Track Racing Association (NHSTRA) is such a remarkable event. Lee, Claremont, Monadnock, Star, and Hudson, five once independent tracks, are now a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Cory Eliason

Cory Eliason is a fresh-faced, 27 year old kid with enough talent to have won a pair of World Of Outlaws A-Mains in his native California last year. Now, he is taking aim on the 2019 All Star Circuit Of Championship. In the All Star season opener at Virginia Motor Speedway last Thursday, Eliason raced Kevin Rudeen’s Washington State-based car …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard & Justin Bonsignore

Two top drivers added to their impressive resumes of recent accomplishments over last weekend, continuing their prowess for making big news. Justin Bonsignore won his fifth straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race Sunday at Thompson (CT) Speedway and in the process got his title-defending season on track. Bonsignore’s win was his fifth straight Mod tour win at Thompson, an all …

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