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A true race fan at heart, Leonard J. Sammons Jr. desired to see more cover of local short track racing – his favorite type of motorsports. In the summer of 1963, from his dream developed the first ever regional racing paper in the country – Area Auto Racing News.

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Over 50 years later this tradition continues and Area Auto Racing News continues to provide coverage of the Northeast short track scene. Area Auto is published 50 weeks out of the year and covers the news and results of well over 100 speedways from Ohio to New Jersey and New England to Virginia.
What makes Area Auto Racing News even more special is the views and insight of well over 20 respected regional motorsports journalists – speaking their mind and bringing readers inside the racing action. A combination of thought provoking editorial and in-depth interviews keeps Area Auto Racing News at the forefront of regional motorsports.
National news is not forgotten among the pages of ‘AARN,’ ‘The Godfather’ Dave Moody – host of Motor Racing Network and Sirius/XM — provides coverage of the NASCAR Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series backed by a staff of award winning photographers. All other major racing series are also covered including: Indy Car, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour & K&N Pro Series, All Stars, World of Outlaws Sprints & Late Models, UMP, USAC, NHRA, DIRTCar, URC, ESS, ARDC, ASCS, WKA and other traveling series.
Every week, Lenny H. Sammons and his crew of talented writers, photographers and staff combine the top news and editorial content sprawled across 80 pages with over 150 photos – THAT is Area Auto Racing News.
Here’s why 90 percent of Area Auto Racing News advertisers are repeat customers year after year
Consumer Influence: Area Auto Racing News reaches the top of the food chain, the major influencers who race and need equipment. Our readers are the ones racers go to for advice.
Distributor Penetration: Area Auto Racing News is a favorite of parts counter employees who can influence the sale right at the parts suppliers.
In times like these, you need to make your ad dollars go the farthest and be the most cost-effective. After careful analysis, you’ll see why Area Auto Racing News leads the category in advertising and editorial pages.

If you have any questions about advertising in Area Auto Racing News, call 609-888-3618 and speak with Advertising Director Dan Sammons or drop him an e-mail at