Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Flores

Ryan Flores was at the right place at the right time Saturday night in the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall NAPA KNOW HOW Gambler’s Classic. The Indoor Auto Racing Series ace, who has won races by sheer domination, got this one when Erick Rudolph and Andy Jankowiak tangled while fighting for the lead. Flores, a distant third, missed the spinners, emerged with the lead, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Michael Stefanik

Bittersweet. That was the aura at the NASCAR Hall Of Fame Induction ceremonies last Friday night in Charlotte, NC when Mike Stefanik was inducted posthumously. Julie Stefanik and her two children were at the induction with Julie reading the tribute to her late husband, winner of nine NASCAR Series championships, seven Modified and two Busch North. Mike Stefanik was a …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tanner Thorson

Tanner Thorson has distanced himself from the crowd of outstanding open cockpit Midget drivers for all time when on Saturday, he soared to victory in the 2022 Chili Bowl. Thorson, quite simply, got the job done by driving a perfect race. This is a race that is hard to even qualify for let alone win, but Thorson did just that, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ryan Flores

Ryan Flores said he missed the annual running of the Indoor Auto Racing Series dearly when races were cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic. The former Jersey guy, who has been living in North Carolina for 16 years now, working on Roger Penske’s NASCAR teams, considers competing in the Series to be among the most enjoyable and important things …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Trail-Way Speedway

Trail-Way Speedway has been sold after 49 years of operation under the Hostetter family. Patriarch Armin Hostetter built the track, which was operated by his three sons after his passing. The property, which had been known to be on the block for less than a month, has been acquired by an area businessman who is said to not be interested …

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Newsmaker of the Week // WRG – Xtreme Outlaw Series

The announcements emanating from the World Racing Group at last weekend at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis came fast and furious – more money for the Super DIRT Series, the World Of Outlaws Sprints and the World Of Outlaws Late Models. But the big news was a stunner: WRG is creating and promoting a non-wing Sprint and a non-wing …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmy Blewett

Jimmy Blewett won last Saturday’s Tour Modified Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium, in what can best be described as a crowd-pleasing win. Blewett has raced at Wall Stadium on and off for over 20 years and had never failed to win at least one feature. He was down to his last shot at it in the Derby. Driving a new …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Andrew Krause

In a season in which he came of age Andrew Krause drove the race of his career Saturday afternoon at Wall Stadium. The 2022 Wall Modified track champion stalked leader Jimmy Blewett relentlessly before making a daring pass, then never flinched as the pair ran wheel to wheel. Krause took the lead, then ran out the laps, beating the man …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brent Marks

Brent Marks ended his best season yet as a 410 Sprint Car driver Saturday when, at BAPS Motor Speedway, he took the checkered flag in the final 410 Sprint race of the 2021 Central Pennsylvania season. That was Marks’ 14th win of 2021 and those wins came at eight different speedways. Consistency was part of ‘Marks Magic’ in 2021 with top …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson, whose dirt track rootedness and current practice of racing in his favored element whenever he can, won the NASCAR Cup Series finale Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Raceway and in so doing earned his first career NASCAR Cup title. What were the odds that a young man with a dirt track soul, a hero to tens of thousands of dirt …

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