Newsmaker of the Week

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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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch

Billy Pauch is flying high, just as he has been for over forty years, as one of the winningest Modified drivers of all time and one of the most popular. Pauch builds and maintains his own cars and races them just as hard as he did when he first got into Modifieds in 1978. At Bridgeport Speedway Saturday, a high …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Hearn

When Brett Hearn strode into the Orange County Fairgrounds Arena Saturday night, he received a response from the crowd at the track’s pre-season Motorsports Car Show that rivaled what a rock star might expect. Everyone, it seemed, wanted a piece of Brett. He signed autographs, shook hands, posed for pictures against the backdrop of his No. 20 Modified. Brett’s back …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Busch

Every once in a while, a real, genuine milestone victory is achieved by a tried and true competitor. Love him or hate him, Kyle Busch’s Monster Cup win last Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in California was such a landmark drive. Since becoming a NASCAR National Series regular, Busch has racked up the wins to the extent that Sunday’s win was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Rose

Doug Rose has been a Modified driver, a Kutztown promoter, a successful business owner, and now, he’ll be a race track owner. Rose has entered into a purchase agreement with current owner Brian Ramey to take over Bridgeport Speedway. His plan is to observe in 2019 and swing into action in 2020. It’s a bold move by a man with …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Deyo

Brett Deyo’s two ultra successful Short Track Super Series and his Georgetown, Del. base of operations has already expanded once this off-season, northward, to Fonda Speedway in Central New York. Now, Deyo’s heading south to Florida, in February, 2020, with a three day schedule featuring Dirt Modifieds, offering progressively more generous prize money payouts. All Tech Raceway in Lake City is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski has won NASCAR Cup races before, lots of them in fact. But chances are his Atlanta win last Sunday is one he’ll never forget, and for all the wrong reasons. Keselowski as sick as a dog all weekend, ill enough to miss his practices and personal appearances. His race day status was questionable enough that Austin Cindric was …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brandon Sheppard

Among the many achievements race car drivers registered last week in Florida, on both dirt and asphalt, using full-fender cars and open cockpit machines, none eclipses the run of Brandon Sheppard. For four nights on the lightning fast Volusia Speedway Park clay, Sheppard drove Mark Richards’ Rocket house car to the winners’ circle every time. That’s four straight features, backed …

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