Area Auto Racing
Brett Hearn celebrates after winning the rain-shortened VP Small Engine Fuels 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds on Oct. 7, 2012. Mike Greenlar / The Post-Standard
The offseason in racing is a time to reflect and just like all sports and entertainment venues, racers are honored for their accomplishments. This past weekend one driver picked up a very prestigious honor.
Area Auto Racing News hosted Motorsports 2013 in Oaks, Pa. To celebrate their 50th year covering the sport, they assembled a top 50 driver list from that time period. Last fall the list was trimmed to the top 10. Since then voting has taken place to decide who would be at the top of that list.
This past weekend the number one pick was revealed and it was a driver who gets more boos and more cheers than anyone. New Jersey’s Brett Hearn was named to the top spot.
“I am grateful to the fans, the motorsports media, and to Area Auto Racing News for this amazing honor, ” Hearn told the crowd after being named the Greatest Driver of Area Auto Racing News’ First 50 Years.
Other drivers listed in the top 10 include the late Richie Evans, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Pauch, Fred Rahmer, Jimmy Horton, Danny Johnson, Will Cagle, Frankie Schneider and the late Dick Tobias.
Other news from the show includes Frank Cozze’s return to modified racing after two seasons in 410 sprint cars in his home state of Pennsylvania. Cozze will be behind the wheel of the Norm Hansel-owned No. 357 car that Jeff Strunk drove to several feature wins in 2012. Cozze is also a former winner at Syracuse back in 2008.
Soon-to-be modified rookie Katelyn Kane picked up a nice award as she graduated from the RACE 101 program in Hickory, N.C. as this year’s Premier Driver.
“I was not expecting to win this, ” Kane said. “This is a real honor, and I hope to live up to the standards of the Premier Driver.”
This season Kane will occasionally travel from Syracuse to North Carolina on behalf of RACE 101 — which stands for research, analyze, consult and educate — to mentor drivers in this year’s program. The new list of drivers for 2013 should be out within weeks.
Auburn-based Thomas Racing Videos was honored at the annual Eastern Motorsports Press Association Convention in King of Prussia, Pa. Both Mel and Matt Thomas were honored for their work in both Non-Broadcast Single Event and Non-Broadcast General Racing.
The father and son team have been recording races at tracks all over the northeast for over 30 years and currently record the action at Brewerton, Fulton, Can Am, Oswego and Utica Rome as well as many other races over the course of the season. And their annual Smash ‘n’ Crash videos have won multiple awards during that time and is their most anticipated release showing the most spectacular crashes at the tracks they cover.
As the 2013 season begins to take shape, Oswego Speedway has announced that Lou Cicconi will race the Vic Miller-owner No. 11 in the season opening ISMA event on May 4. Cicconi is well known for his expertise in offseason indoor shows and is well known in the winged super modified world.futurology the world in 2050 future endeavors future pro usa future towards meaning future up the river mp3 download future without violence future generations future name future questions future you don't even know it lyrics future inside future scala future like i never left future drive thru grocery store futurology life future nostalgia tour future value future war future among us updates what future brings us future walk thru lyrics future with glasses futurology uk future atlanta future birthday future weapons future about for whatsapp future as a verb future at oasis wynwood future near rhymes future with sunglasses future energy future about artificial intelligence is top ships going out of business future for kids futurology analysis futurology sociology futurology technology pronunciation for futurology future diary future house future in spanish future java future knight portal future trunks future us future x hoodville future beyond shell future contract fridays for future contra future value of even cash flows future from 8 mile future from st louis future looking into mirror meme future like ours future like movies future near me future on tour distant future opposite of opposite of future date opposite of future crossword future pro flag football future versus battle future within a sentence the future within our grasp xenoblade futurology bedeutung futurology studies limited futurology ologies futurology of art futurology timeline subreddits like futurology future city future goals future plc future quotes rapper future value of annuity future zahir wilburn future as a father between future tense future but not no mo future krazy but true lyrics future tense of despite future for frontliners requirements future of front end development future into meaning future near sentence future over the counter future pro basketball goals till future tense future to be future vision towards 2030s future and lori harvey future vs option image future (via google) g.co/helppay futurology books reddit futurology online course futurology university futurology in the us futurology vinyl futurists future authoring program future diary anime future define future authoring program future engineers future home realty future home of the living god future meaning future of covid future perfect tense future shock future utility platform converse future zahir wilburn future z puma future against violence against future generations against future quotes future around definition future as a girl meme future as an adjective future at computer meme future at oasis before future tense future hand behind head meme future contract là gì future in french future off facebook activity reddit future of outside sales future pro usa since future perfect tense future till i introduced you future till my last breath future spoil her till she a brat lyrics future to present value towards future-proof inland waterway transport future of via rail future with hat future without autotune futurology blog futurology cusd futurology university futurology in the us books about futurology futurists books on futurology future baby girl names 2020 future ford sacramento future fins future learn future progressive future value of money future value equation future you deserve it future against violence future as an adjective future before nostalgia future between future like ours argument future of next-generation sequencing for life sciences future off road vehicles future out the mud lyrics future past meme since future perfect continuous future through numerology spin_until_future_complete within future perfect futurology articles futurology courses data futurology futurology forum futurology language futurology masters futurology nedir reddit darkfuturology futurology topics opposite of futurology sentence with futurology future birthday future boy conan future baby boy names 2021