Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Mike Mahaney

At the final race of the Short Track Super Series South Region and the Georgetown Speedway seasons this past Saturday, Modified driver Mike Mahaney was at the threshold of winning the first Series championship of his career. While his future brother-in-law Billy Pauch, Jr. blitzed the field to win the STSS race, Mahaney struggled with a car that simply lacked …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Matt Sheppard’s record of over 420 career victories had one glaring omission prior to Sunday night. Sheppard had never won Orange County Fair Speedway’s Eastern States 200. He has now, after besting Stewart Friesen in a spellbinding battle between two heavyweights, mesmerizing the big crowd. They ran wheel to wheel, ducked in and out of traffic, lap after lap. But …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen

With $50,000 on the line Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway in the Short Track Super Series Speed Showcase 200, Stewart Friesen, a racer who is use to winning the richest races, did it again. This time, he executed with no surprises, experienced no difficulties. He just planned a smart race strategy that was easy to implement with a perfectly …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Super DIRT Week 2021 will be forever remembered as ‘Super Mat Week’. How could it be noted as anything else? Mat Williamson won the Super DIRT Week 200 for Big Blocks, won the Super DIRT Series Big Block opener Tuesday at Brewerton, and claimed back to back DIRTcar 358 Series races at Weedsport and Brewerton. The only blemish on Williamson’s week? A second …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Carson Macedo

The Williams Grove National Open is among the crown jewels in 410 Sprint racing. It’s one race that can make a 410 racer’s career complete if they win it, or stands out among the missing if they don’t. On Saturday, Carson Macedo ‘completed his career’, figuratively of course, by taking down the win in front of the partisan PA Posse fans …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Andy Jankowiak

Andy Jankowiak’s stunning sweep of the Race Of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway will go down in the proud 71 year history of the Race Of Champions as one of the all time great triumphs. Lake Erie Speedway is one of several race tracks in the popular Jankowiak’s backyard and the RoC itself is a race Andy’s late father …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Night of Money

These three numbers are the story: $53,000, $30,000. $20,000. They represent the first place prize money amounts paid out to Stewart Friesen for winning the Fonda 200, to Ryan Godown for winning the Grandview Freedom 76’er, and to Justin Peck for winning the Lincoln All Star Dirt Classic. The mega-earnings were each disbursed last Saturday on a night unlike any …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Danny Dietrich

The All Star Circuit Of Champions rolled into Central Pennsylvania for a four-race swing last week. After Tyler Courtney won at Grandview, Cory Eliason took Lincoln, and Williams Grove rained out, the stage was set for a ‘Stars Vs. Posse’ showdown at BAPS Speedway. Another All Stars win would have embarrassed the Posse big time. But along came Danny Dietrich, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ron Silk

For the first time since 2005, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series migrated northward to Beech Ridge Speedway in Maine and on this neutral territory, a race of strategy set up a fight to the finish involving Ron Silk and Matt Hirschman. Silk took the checkered, his first of the season. In a year when long time Tour standouts Doug …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Patrick Emerling

He came, he saw, he conquered – twice in two days, and in his own backyard. That was Patrick Emerling’s weekend in the western New York asphalt Modified realm. His dream couple of days started when he won the Race Of Champions Spencer Speedway race Friday night. Then came back the next night to win again, in the NASCAR Whelen …

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