Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson raced to his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship Sunday in a finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday that saw his three main rivals self-destruct. Johnson got stronger as the race turned in his favor and won going away. The Chase Format has made winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup crown very difficult, as Johnson’s three rivals, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Duane Howard

When a driver loses his ride in mid-season, it’s a major disappointment. So it was this summer with Modified favorite Duane Howard, within a month’s time, changed race tracks, then broke up with his car owner. He wasn’t out of a car for long. Norm Hansell picked up Howard and the pair clicked. Saturday night at Bridgeport Speedway it all …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jacob Allen

After a few years of chasing the checkered in the rugged arena of 410 Sprint racing, Jacob Allen finally did it. Son of the legendary Bobby Allen, Jacob and his uncle, Logan Schuchart, have been running on the World Of Outlaws circuit for the past several years. They have had good times and difficult ones. Both have persevered. Sunday at Susquehanna …

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Newsmaker of the Week // November 1, 2016

Eleven months ago, Matt Sheppard’s future as a top Dirt Modified driver was very much in doubt. He and the highly touted HBR team had parted ways and Sheppard was adrift. That was then. Since the split, Sheppard went to work with some of his racing friends and built a team from scratch. He won almost immediately and has never …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Just when one thought that Stewart Friesen was out of ways to win high profile races, he came through yet again Sunday at Orange County Fair Speedway, winning the Eastern States 200 and $35,000. On the heels of winning the Super DIRT Week biggie two weeks ago in upstate Oswego, N.Y., this time it was Middletown that Friesen conquered with …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

For eastern 410 Sprint fans who love their Posse, nothing is bigger than the Williams Grove National Open. Though this year’s version was ravaged by weather on its original date, the fans packed the legendary Mechanicsburg oval to see if their hometown heroes could whip the Outlaws. And boy, did they ever! Danny Dietrich’s inspired late race drive by Joey …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

The location may have changed for Super DIRT Week 45 but the big winner has not. Stewart Friesen triumphed again this past Sunday, his third straight win in Big Block Dirt Modified’s biggest, richest race and his fifth win in seven years. It’s an incredible record and one that was enhanced this year on a new and therefore neutral track. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Phelps

Jimmy Phelps’ win in the Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway for Dirt Modifieds is a maker of news for two reasons. First, the win was worth $20,000 which is one of the highest first place payouts of the season. Anytime someone makes that much money, it’s big. Second, the win demonstrated that Phelps is peaking at exactly the right time …

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Newsmakers of the Week // Billy Pauch & Stevie Smith

Two great names in dirt tracking arose anew this past weekend and did so when there was big money on the line. Stevie Smith sprinted to the front at Lincoln Speedway to win the rich $20,000 Dirt Classic, making himself a favorite in this coming week’s Williams Grove National Open. Billy Pauch proved again that he is King Of The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Newsmakers Of The Week have to do something extraordinary. Mere winning isn’t enough. Matt Sheppard, who has been a frequent Newsmaker this summer, had to do something noteworthy – and different. He did. After winning his tenth race of the first 20 on the Super DIRT Series circuit at Brewerton Speedway, Sheppard finished second the next night at Weedsport in …

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