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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson is on a roll! Since unceremoniously leaving NASCAR, Larson has been tearing up the nation’s 410 Sprint Car tracks. This past week, the native Californian won All Star races on Monday and Wednesday in Oklahoma and Texas, then drove into Knoxville, Iowa for the World Of Outlaws return and took both of the Friday and Saturday night races …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim McCreadie

Tim Mc Creadie has won a lot of big races in his career. Saturday night’s ‘Eldora Stream’ is certainly among the biggest. McCreadie’s drive to victory ended after a nail-biting, two-lap shootout which, as the leader, was his to lose. Instead, a brilliant tactical move, off the bottom of the track to the top, blocked any passing attempt, and sealed …

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New York Tracks – Good To Race…. Without Spectators

This article appears in this week’s Area Auto Racing News by Len Sammons. – Are Speedways In New York State “Race Tracks” Or Entertainment Facilities- Has N.Y. Governor Cuomo Given Permission To Race Cars Or Just Horses? Today on Tuesday, June 2 after the paper had been published, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, clarified this very question with Executive Order …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Reinhardt

Two days of World Of Outlaws 410 Sprint Car racing in Missouri that yielded disappointing results only bolstered the resolve of fast rising racer Kyle Reinhardt. The twist of weather fate that led Selinsgrove Speedway to reschedule its 410 Sprint opener from Friday to Sunday gave Reinhardt and his team a chance for immediate redemption. And that’s just what happened …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln Speedway is the heart of Central Pennsylvania’s 410 Sprint Car country. Top teams call the region home. The Adams County oval is most always the first track to open and among the last to close. It’s well-managed, draws well, and the racing is top shelf. Its ownership lets the on-track action do its talking. This past Monday, Lincoln’s owners …

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Newsmaker of the Week // NASCAR

NASCAR got its Cup season back on track this past Sunday by running its first major race in ten weeks, at Darlington (SC) Speedway. No fans were watching the action live. Pit crews and NASCAR race staff were fractions of their usual numbers. The racing was interesting. Beyond this, the impact of NASCAR getting back up and running cannot be overestimated. …

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Newsmaker of the Week / / Tale of Two Cities

Two race tracks in the State of Pennsylvania, Selinsgrove Speedway and Roaring Knob Motorsports Park attempted to hold their opening night races over the weekend. Selinsgrove, in a recently designated ‘yellow’ Snyder County, laid out a meticulous action plan which was duly presented to local, county and state officials. The plan stipulated detailed social distancing procedures and had no front …

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COVID-19 Hits Home: AARN Editor Len Sammons, Mother Maude Fighting Back From Coronavirus Infection

The coronavirus is real. We have all seen it on the news, listened to the daily press briefings, debated whether or not it was time to start reopening the economy, and even asked ourselves… do we know anyone who actually has the virus? The Sammons family and the staff of Area Auto Racing News found out that the virus is …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brandon Overton

In a year when few races have been completed, Brandon Overton has distinguished himself far above the rest. After sweeping a pair of February races in Georgia, Overton ran three straight Super Late Model races, worst finish, fifth at Tri County (NC) Speedway. That was just a warmup. The next night, Overton won at Lancaster (SC) Speedway, then took the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brock Zearfoss

Brock Zearfoss was a late entry in the Park Jefferson, South Dakota 410 Sprint race last Saturday, late because, he said, he didn’t feel a 1900 mile trip each way for one race was worth it. Instead, he gave in to the racer’s desire to race and once the Park Jeff race was known to be a defnite ‘go’, he …

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