Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week / / Jake Johnson

From a 31st place start, Late Model wheelman Jake Johnson, a 17-year old driver from Rehoboth, Mass., knew he had a long way to go in Saturday’s Snowflake 100, the preliminary race to the Snowball Derby for Super Late Models at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida the next day. Johnson wound up eclipsing the big race, to an extent, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar And Trade Show has been postponed. The disconcerting announcement made by event promoter Len Sammons means that the show at the Greater Philadelphia Center in Oaks, PA will not be taking place on January 22-24, 2021 as originally planned. The ongoing and tightening COVID-19 restrictions forced the postponement, which was made reluctantly. Sponsors remain …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Stewart Friesen & Brett Deyo

A long and troubled 2020 outdoor racing took its final checkered flag last Saturday night when Stewart Friesen won his 27th Modified race of the year, at Georgetown Speedway. In so doing, Friesen ended 2020 with more wins than any other driver in the AARN readership range. Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo managed to pull off a successful race promotion that …

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Newsmaker of the Week // BAPS Motor Speedway

The red hot Central PA 410 Sprint season was wrapped up last Saturday afternoon with yet another huge crowd of loyalists cheering their favorites on, one more time, at BAPS Motor Speedway. Getting the day off to an auspicious start, for all the wrong reasons, was JR Berry, who hung his car in the fence, literally, in time trials, without injury. Freddie …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Alex Yankowski

Sixteen year old Alex Yankowski is the toast of the Dirt Modified racing world after he raced to victory in the Danny Serrano Classic Big Block Modified 100 at Bridgeport Speedway. What was a hugely popular win became a heart stopper when Yankowski was involved in a fiery flip nearly a lap after taking the checkered flag. He left the car …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Matt Sheppard

Matt Sheppard had made a career out of winning big. He has also made a career out of winning at a lot of different places. Saturday night at Georgetown Speedway in the Short Track Super Series South Region 2020 season finale, Sheppard raced to the $7,000 win. When the records were checked after the race, came a revelation: Georgetown was the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Eastern States Weekend

The 59th running of Eastern States 200 Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway was conducted this past weekend in a year when every other major event in New York was cancelled. It took a lot of planning, preparation and management to pull it off, but pull it off the OCFS officials did. Big fields of cars supported the race. Empty …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson’s season of frustration eased dramatically when he passed Stewart Friesen late in Saturday’s Speed Showcase 200 at Port Royal Speedway. The win was worth $53,000 for Williamson and his Jeff Behrent-owned No. 3 team. After a brilliant Super DIRT Series championship-winning season in 2019, Williamson, has been, more than any other driver, stymied by COVID, trapped for months …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Anthony Perrego

Anthony Perrego’s whirlwind racing week certainly had its ups and downs. He won two of the OktoberFAST features, the only driver to repeat. And he did so in the only two races he intended to compete in. The first, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, was the first Super DIRT Series win of his career. Two days later, he would win again, at …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

There’s no doubt that the Williams Grove National Open is among the most prestigious races, of any kind, in the United States of America. And no one who rises to the occasion at the Grove Open more than Donny Schatz, who turned around an uncharacteristically subpar season with a dramatic victory Saturday in the Open, earning $75,000 in the process. …

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