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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

Stewart Friesen has made news before in weekly racing circles and for that reason, his personal accomplishments have to be truly grand in order to qualify as a Newsmaker. It’s a higher standard. But with consecutive mid-week wins at Accord, Albany-Saratoga and Mohawk, Friesen hit new heights. That’s three totally different tracks, two wholly different sanctioning bodies, and a unique …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

Among any group of athletes are the clutch performers, those who rise to the occasion when the stakes are the highest and the odds the longest. The Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek showcased dozens of good, competent drivers, winners all, each capable of taking down the most coveted race wins and the prestigious Speedweek championship. Danny Dietrich was the the Clutch Performer …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Scott Bloomquist

What a week it was for Scott Bloomquist! First. he received news from World Racing Group that his Eldora Dream victory was being questioned for post-race tire irregularities. The penalties, if upheld, will be extraordinarily expensive. Displaying the steely resolve, that is his trademark, Bloomquist, who is no stranger to beating back the potential adversity of such situations, proceeded to …

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Troy Betts Walks Away From Scary Alcohol Fire Thanks To Proper Safety Equipment

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 21, 2016 Troy Betts avoided serious burns and injury on Tuesday night at New Egypt Speedway by wearing the proper safety equipment and not panicking. Despite a serious alcohol fire in the cockpit of his No. 22 URC Sprint Car, Betts walked away with only a blister on his right foot and a few …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch, Jr

Billy Pauch. Jr. never expected to fully emerge from his father’s shadow. But that’s not to say that ‘The Kid’s Kid’ is any less passionate about his racing. He long go shrugged off the inevitable comparisons with his famous father and cut his own niche in the sport. Pauch, Jr. as become a good, solid wheelman in his own right. …

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BOWMAN GRAY DRIVER OSBORNE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SATURDAY MODIFIED RACE

By KEVIN RICE WINSTON-SALEM, NC- Modified car owner David Hill was injured and his former driver, Joe Ryan Osborne from Kannapolis, N.C. was arrested during an altercation in the pit area following Saturday night’s second 50-lap Modified race at NC’s Bowman Gray Stadium. Hill told Area Auto Racing News that he approached Osborne’s car just to talk to him as …

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Ryan Smith Accepts But Doesn’t Collect $15,000 Challenge – Decision To Go To Rear Still Is Profitable Thanks To Bonus Money

Posted by: Len Sammons, June 14, 2016 Ryan Smith is a riverboat gambler. Instead of starting third in Saturday’s $7,000 to win Dirt Classic Showcase Race at Lincoln Speedway, he went to the rear in hopes of doubling his earnings. Smith didn’t pull off the miracle and drive the Rob Warko No. 94 410 Sprint Car from 24th to first …

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Newsmaker of the Week // United States Auto Club (USAC)

USAC – the United States Auto Club – came east this past week for six nights of racing at six different speedways. Five of the races were for USAC Sprints, one for its Silver Crown division in a series known as the Eastern Storm. While the drivers, notably race winnes Bryan Clauson, Chris Windom, Chad Boespflug and Landon Simon were the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Keith Kunz

Keith Kunz doesn’t spend a lot of time in the Northeast. And that’s a good thing for dirt track Midget racers because his team of Midgets is unstoppable. Kunz cars have been the ones to beat to win the Chili Bowl for several years, so it’s no real surprise that in the just concluded Indiana Midget Speedweek, Kunz’s cars did …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Greg Hodnett

Greg Hodnett just keeps getting the job done. The Central PA 410 Sprint Car favorite, while a threat every time he takes a green flag, seems to excel when the stakes are highest. And that’s exactly what Hodnett did this past weekend. He warmed up with a mid-week second place finish with the World Of Outlaws at New Egypt Speedway. …

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