Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Doug Coby

When a consistently successful race driver has blemish of long standing on his resume, his ability to conquer that obstacle becomes a quest. For multi-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series champion Doug Coby, Riverhead Raceway on Long Island had been just such a thorn. Coby, who excelled at Thompson, excelled at Stafford, had won just about everywhere, but never at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim Fuller

Veteran Modified driver Tim Fuller has been digging in the dirt with DIRTcar Modifieds for as long as anyone these days has. While not ever a mega-winner, Fuller has proven time and again that when the stakes are at the highest, his ability meets the challenge. He has usually shown well in long distance races and Bridgeport Motorsports Park’s 100-lapper …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Patrick Emerling

Asphalt Modified driver Patrick Emerling is a competitor who is not easily daunted. For as long as he has competed in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series, he has been close to victory many times, winning just once. That win had been 111 races ago when Emerling suited up for Friday night’s Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. That drought is now …

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Newsmaker of the Week // David Gravel & Stewart Friesen

Until a couple of months ago, the idea of World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars and DIRTcar Modifieds racing on a dirt track version of Bristol Motor Speedway seemed utterly ridiculous. As the time drew nigh, there were concerns expressed about overall safety, general visibility, mechanical breakage, and speeds too high to contemplate. Though some others had issues, two men, 410 …

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Newsmaker of the Week / / Tim McCreadie

Tim McCreadie’s success as a nationally ranked Super Late Model racer is a source of great pride to his many friends in the northeast. McCreadie too has not forgotten where he came from. When he was in victory lane last Saturday night after earning a thrilling last lap Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series win at Hagerstown Speedway, T-Mac recognized …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eric Goodale

The 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series opener last Thursday at Martinsville (VA) Speedway proved to be an exciting race and one that yielded a popular winner in Eric Goodale. Long Islander Goodale has been on the NWMT for many years and has picked up wins, here and there, including one at Riverhead, his home track. This one was different, as …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jack Johnson

The world of auto racing is mourning the passing of legendary dirt track driver Jack Johnson, at the age of 76. Johnson’s well-documented wins, in excess of 400 rank him among the sport’s all time elite. Johnson, though, was more than a big winner. He came through to win the biggest races time and again, none more so than in …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Maresca

Michael Maresca has taken a liking to the new Bridgeport Motorsports Park 3/8ths mile high banked dirt oval. The northern New Yorker made his second successive trip south to run Bridgeport Saturday and wound up winning the Doug Hoffman Memorial Modified race. This win, and the one before it, demonstrate exactly how much of a level playing the new South …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eric Mauriello

The winner of Saturday afternoon’s 100-lap Modified feature at Wall Stadium, Eric Mauriello, had never intended to be at the track as a driver. He had stepped back as a full time driver from a previous ride he had because of job pressures. But when Wall favorite Jimmy Blewett fell ill early last week, a decision was made by Blewett …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Matt Sheppard’s drive from 19th to win Saturday’s Short Track Super Series Big Block Modified Melvin Joseph Memorial 49-lap feature at Georgetown (DE) Speedway was a dramatic affair with ‘Super Matt’ dominating. The win was profitable, earning the owner-driver $10,049, the odd amount a reference to Joseph’s long time favored number as a car owner. Beyond the money, Sheppard served notice …

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