NASCAR Hall Enshrines Distinguished Class Of 2017

Three Owners, Two Drivers Make It Into Hall Of Fame For This Year

Column By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR
Published: January 21, 2017

CHARLOTTE, NC - The enshrinement of three car owners of paramount importance to stock car racing, a driver who proved a prolific winner in NASCAR’s top-two series and a former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion who would become one of the most beloved storytellers in the history of the sport highlighted Friday night’s induction of the Class of 2017 into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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The Way Racing Was, & Is, For 'Canada Joe' Plazek

The Former Driver Talks The Past, & The Present, Of Modified Racing...And So Much More

Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW
Published: January 20, 2017

GRIMSBY, ONT - If you were a fan of Northeast Dirt Modified racing in the 80's and the 90's, you remember his iconic car number.  If you were a someone who went to races at the Moody Mile during that time, you remember Joe Marotta & Jack Burgess calling out his nickname.  But in the early 2000's, he left the sport abruptly.  Why'd he do that?  What does he think of the sport today?  This is a raw and candid interview with "Canada Joe" Plazek.

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Kyle Weiss Prepping For Another Season At Grandview

Veteran Driver Looking To Come Back To Weekly 358-Modified Action At Speedway

Column By: RANDY KANE / RPW
Published: January 20, 2017

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA - Longtime second-generation Schuylkill Haven veteran racer and car owner Kyle Weiss is prepared to turn 43-years-old, in February. In the meantime during the winter offseason, Weiss has been laying the foundation for another season of weekly 358 Modified competition at Grandview Speedway.

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Lebanon Valley Dragway Honored By NHRA At Banquet

West Lebanon, NY Facility Awarded As Northeast Dragstrip Of The Year For 2016

Column By: SUZANNE BELL / RPW
Published: January 19, 2017

HERSHEY, PA - Division 1, the Northeast Division, of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) held their annual awards banquet recently at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.  Awards were presented to the top finishers in many of the sportsman categories as well as special honors from the 2016 racing season for the 17 tracks that make up the division.

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How To Build A 4-Cylinder Dirt Race Car

The First In A Comprehensive Five-Part Series On What It Takes To Build One Of These Cars

Column By: BRETT HORLACHER / RPW
Published: January 19, 2017

CLIFTON PARK, NY - Albany-Saratoga Speedway, and probably many tracks across the United States, has a division called 4-Cylinder.  In the first of a five-part series, I am going to show you what it takes to get yourself from the grandstands to the cockpit.  This is the building of a 4-Cylinder.

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Friesen Looking Forward To Challenges Of NASCAR

Fans Will Get To See Him In A Modified & A Sprint Car This Coming Season

Column By: MATTHEW WIERNASZ / RPW
Published: January17, 2017

SPRAKERS, NY - Stewart Friesen will take on a new task this season when he moves into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a full-time basis. An announcement was made recently that Halmar Friesen Racing was formed and that Tommy Baldwin would run the day-to-day operations.

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Versatility Key To Ryan Bartlett's Racing Success

Rather In A Modified Or A TQ Midget, Watertown, NY Driver Showing His Racing Prowess

Column By: EDWARD KOCHERSBERGER / RPW
Published: January 17, 2017

WATERTOWN, NY - The 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals are now behind us. This incredible indoor classic can help us reminisce with some of the greatest drivers in our history. The best of the sport came from quite similar dirt track racing environments.

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