This Week In AARN // March 24th, 2015

AMERICAN AUTO RACING LOST AN INFLUENTIAL AND INNOVATIVE PROMOTER with the passing on Monday of Earl Baltes (top, AARN archive photo, by Dianne Ivins). The founder of Ohio’s legendary Eldora Speedway, he built the track in 1954 and ultimately made it into an internationally recognized location for open-cockpit and Late Model racing. Under Baltes, Eldora hosted events such as the Kings Royal for Sprint Cars; the World 100 and Dream for dirt Late Models; and championship races for USAC and DIRTcar; Virginia’s Winchester Speedway opened its Late Model season on Saturday! Charging through turn three (photo by WRT Speedwerx-Travis Trussell) are Amanda Whaley (No. 4), Tom Decker III (No. 43), Kenny Moreland (No. 24), JT Spence (No. 91), Tom Decker Jr. (No. 43D) and Kerry King Sr.


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Schatz. Abreu Win Back To Back On WoO West Coast Swing

Jason Miller’s Career First Comes In Winchester LM Opener

Earl Baltes, Eldora Creator, Dies At Age 94

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Racing Notable Andy Fusco Passes Suddenly

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