Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Carson Macedo

Carson Macedo had certainly earned a reputation as a fast-rising, capable young Sprint Car driver. But to say that he was a household name in northeastern 410 Sprint circles would have been a stretch. That was before last weekend. With three stops in New York State, the All Star Sprints invaded the region and Macedo proved to be its biggest …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

When Brent Marks decided two years ago that he was going to leave Central Pennsylvania and pursue his dream of racing full time on the World Of Outlaws circuit, his peers wished him well while at the same time wondering how long he’d last. Racing all over the country is a difficult way of making a living, the kind of …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kody Swanson

Even for accomplished open wheel standout Kody Swanson, his run behind the wheel last week in Indianapolis can only be described as a ‘Career Week”. On Thursday, he won the 100-lap Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred on the rugged Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt mile. On Friday, he won the Silver Crown race on the equally demanding fast 6/10ths asphalt oval at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mark Smith

Mark Smith came, saw, and conquered Outlaw (NY) Speedway last Friday night, taking a talent-laden ESS 360 Sprint Car field to school. It was just the latest in a remarkable racing season for the Sunbury, Pa., competitor who sets his own schedule on a week by week basis. On this night, Smith led from start to finish, scoring his seventh feature …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Maynard Troyer

To a generation of racers, Maynard Troyer was the driver of the Number 6 Modified and among the men to beat. To the next generation, Troyer was the founder of Troyer Race Cars, builders of race and championship winning Asphalt and Dirt Modifieds. Maynard Troyer died this past weekend at age 79, after battling illness for some time. Yet the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Billy Pauch

Billy Pauch’s long wait is finally over. The immensely popular veteran whose career has been laden with achievements – including 727 career feature wins – had been shut out of the winners circle since late September of 2016. Saturday night at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway, Pauch turned back the clock to win the Modified feature. Pauch, who has never been one …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim Shaffer

There aren’t many $100,000-to-win races in the United States and to win one is to win big. This past weekend at Mansfield (OH) Speedway, an incredible open competition 410 Sprint event took place for the first time. With mega bucks on the line, veteran driver Tim Shaffer rose to the occasion. Shaffer has made a career of winning big races …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Bridgeport Speedway’s 3/8 Mile

The first all new track in the northeast hosted its first action this past Sunday night. Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway, less formally known as Bridgeport Speedway’s 3/8ths, came up a winner in its debut. Track owner Brian Ramey sought to create a smaller version of the big Bridgeport 5/8ths that has been in place since 1972. And he did …

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Newsmaker of the Week // April 17, 2018

In the deep south at Bristol Motor Speedway, an undeniably talented New England driver won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race this past weekend. In victory, Ryan Preece proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he belongs in NASCAR’s upper echelons. This was a winning drive achieved with style, the kind of effort that can – and should be – …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Justin Bonsignore

If Justin Bonsignore’s 2016 season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was one to savor, his 2017 racing year was one to forget. In short, he went from being a title contender two years ago to a mid-pack runner at most races last year. The scrappy Long Islander has come out swinging once again 2018. He finally got his Indoor …

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