Newsmaker of the Week

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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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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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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Newsmaker of the Week // May 24, 2016

There was $15,000 to win on the line at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire with the newly organized Modified Touring Series founder Gary Knight calling the shots. The wrinkle in the race was that new tire use was unlimited. That meant that a winning strategy had to be developed on the fly and with high stakes. Ryan Preece came …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tyler Siri

Call it a dream night, a night to remember. After buying the former Black Rock Speedway this past winter, and improving the property immensely, Siri then suffered three straight rainouts. Then, before he had even taken in his first dollar, he made a bold decision: with another lousy Friday forecast, Siri moved his race ahead – to Thursday. He became …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Lance Dewease

Call this one a real ‘feel good story’ Lance Dewease, one of the most prolific 410 Sprint winners in central Pennsylvania history, had no firm ride at the end of 2015 for 2016. Don Kreitz, Jr. another of the all time great 410 Sprint wheelmen, had a car but was unable to drive it, owing to post concussion syndrome. The …

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