Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // May 24, 2016

There was $15,000 to win on the line at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire with the newly organized Modified Touring Series founder Gary Knight calling the shots. The wrinkle in the race was that new tire use was unlimited. That meant that a winning strategy had to be developed on the fly and with high stakes. Ryan Preece came …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tyler Siri

Call it a dream night, a night to remember. After buying the former Black Rock Speedway this past winter, and improving the property immensely, Siri then suffered three straight rainouts. Then, before he had even taken in his first dollar, he made a bold decision: with another lousy Friday forecast, Siri moved his race ahead – to Thursday. He became …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Call this one a real ‘feel good story’ Lance Dewease, one of the most prolific 410 Sprint winners in central Pennsylvania history, had no firm ride at the end of 2015 for 2016. Don Kreitz, Jr. another of the all time great 410 Sprint wheelmen, had a car but was unable to drive it, owing to post concussion syndrome. The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Decker

Billy Decker may have won bigger races during his career than the Highbanks Holdup Super DIRTcar Series 100 last Saturday night at Fulton (NY) Speedway. But few were as satisfying. Decker played a waiting game after establishing his preferred line on the bottom of the track. Then, one by one. the leaders came back to him. It took him 90 laps …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Dale Blaney

Port Royal Speedway honored its legendary Sprint Car champion Keith Kauffman this past Saturday with the first running of the Keith Kauffman Classic. It was only fitting that the winner of the Kauffman inaugural, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit Of Champions, would be Dale Blaney, the organization’s most prolific winner. The parallels between Kauffman and Blaney are many: talented wheelmen, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Wade Hendrickson

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK OF TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2016 Known affectionately’The Flying Farmer”, veteran Big Block Dirt Modified driver Wade Hendrickson has been around racing long enough to know that victories are to savored. That’s because no matter who you are, you never know when the next one is coming. Hendrickson has always been able to …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Timmy Solomito

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER FOR THE WEEK FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 Witnessing the unstrained joy a first time winner projects after taking the checkered flag is one of the great joys of auto racing. Sunday at Thompson (CT) Raceway Park in the season opening NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race, Timmy Solomito emerged from the pack to dominate The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR TUEDAY, APRIL 5, 2016 With nearly 900 career feature wins to his credit, Brett Hearn isn’t in the habit of giving checkered flags away. He also isn’t in the habit of cherry picking, stepping down from the Modifieds to run lesser classes of car. Yet in one strange Saturday night, at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kasey Kahne

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Star Kasey Kahne’s racing pedigree is of dirt track Sprint Car racing. So when word leaked out that Kahne would be spending the off-week from his busy Cup schedule in Central Pennsylvania, racing a Sprint Car, PA Posse fans readied for something special. Kahne wasn’t …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

It’s hard enough to win an Open Competition Dirt Modified race when a team is totally prepared. It’s well nigh impossible when a team is ready to run at one track and winds up, by happenstance, at another. That’s what Stewart Friesen was facing Saturday when, after assessing the forecasts, he prepared to run at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway’s Race Of Champions …

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