Newsmaker of the Week

Newsmaker of the Week // Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson opened the Super DIRT Series 2023 point season with a big win at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Sunday night. Williamson had to outrun the usual Super DIRT Series threats but also an upset-minded Matt Stangle who drove the race of his life and nearly pulled off a last lap pass to take the win. Williamson’s win was actually his …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Duane Howard

Duane Howard is on a roll. This past Friday, Howard won the $10,000 ‘Money In The Mountains’ 358 Modified race at Big Diamond Speedway. It’s a rich race, but the larger impact Howard’s win had on the Northeastern Dirt Modified racing community is that this was his third win of the year and it came on his third different track. …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Jack Ely, Jr.

Jack Ely, Jr. has been racing Asphalt Modifieds for several years. He started in Pennsylvania because he was too young to race Mods in New Jersey. He came to follow the Race Of Champions Modified Touring Series for most of his career and while always competitive, an RoC win had eluded him. Until Saturday. Driving the race of his life, …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Austin Beers

At Richmond International Raceway last Saturday afternoon, 20-year old third generation racer Austin Beers won his first ever NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race. Mike Murphy, his car owner, hadn’t won a NWMT race in 12 years of trying.This was a popular win. It was quite an emotional celebration, as Beers acknowledged his father’s selflessness in stepping away from the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Wall Stadium

By EARL KRAUSE Wall Township, NJ — Before a wheel can turn at Wall Stadium Speedway this year, a non-racing problem has the start of the 73rd season at the high-banked third-mile paved oval on hold. The delay is due to an unexpected environmental testing requirement given to the owners of the property. Since 2011, the Krause family has leased …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Rico Abreu & Mike Maresca

It’s unusual for a race car driver to win a big race in their first start of the season. Yet that’s what happened twice this past weekend. At Lincoln Speedway, Rico Abreu, making his first World Of Outlaws 410 Sprint start of 2023, swept to victory before a packed grandstand of cheering fans. Sixty miles to the north on the …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Freddie Rahmer

Fast Freddie Rahmer put on a driving clinic in Saturday afternoon’s Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car feature. He came up from a 15th place start in the 30-lapper and moved into second late in the race with arch-rival Danny Dietrich ahead. With a dramatic bid for the win, Rahmer moved by ‘Double D’ and on to the checkered flag. The …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Tim Buckwalter

The fastest driver at the East Coast Dirt Nationals from the first lap of practice through the waving of the checkered flag on lap 50 of the A Main was Tim Buckwalter. Buckwalter thought he may have lost it all when he tangled and spun out 15 laps into the race. He was furious. But he quickly regained his composure …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Ron Silk

To say that Ronnie Silk was long overdue for a NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series victory is to say it right. On Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, Silk seized the moment late in the race to establish himself as the leader, then hold on with determination when Justin Bonsignore threatened to upset his victory bid. At one …

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Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Deyo

Promoter Brett Deyo’s racing empire is ever-widening. The creator of the Short Track Super Series who owns and operates Georgetown Speedway, and runs the races at Fonda and Utica-Rome Speedways in New York, has now taken over the promotion of Delaware International Speedway. Deyo, who recently signed with NASCAR to sanction racing at his three tracks, has brought the sanctioning …

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