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Saxton: Boyertown business sweetens pot for indoor racing series |Dec 5, 2016

With the start of the Indoor Auto Racing Season just a week away at Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center, the pressure just got turned up on all Three Quarter (TQ) Midget racers entered.

Eagles release Aaron Grymes, add Paul Turner |Nov 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Doug Pederson opened his day-after news conference with a statement that had everything to do with embattled wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

Saxton: NASCAR should do even more to rein in Cup kings competing in XFinity, Trucks |Nov 14, 2016

I have long felt that NASCAR should keep Cup drivers from racing in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It is something that I have had strong feelings about for a long time. Many in the industry feel the same way and certainly I have heard from a large number of fans that shared my thinking.

Watching his mother fight cancer, Perk Valley’s Jimenez continues to step up on field, at home |Nov 11, 2016

GRATERFORD >> Cancer has no regard for rules. It has no regard for life’s trails and trials. It shows no mercy.

SAXTON: Indoor racing coming to Trenton, Allentown |Nov 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the Trenton (NJ) and Allentown (PA) Indoor auto racing events, promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP).

Saxton: Bridgeport holding event to honor late racer, URC official Midge Miler |Oct 30, 2016

Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway is ready for its first United Racing Club/360 Sprints Big Track Classic on Nov. 4 and 5 honoring the late, great competitor and URC official Midge Miller for the inaugural Midge Miller Memorial.

Kutztown Hall of Fame adds Conrad, McGonigle, honors 1959 hoops team |Oct 24, 2016

The Kutztown Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame honored former two-sport standout Megan Conrad and coaching icon Harry McGonigle and the 1959 state championship boys basketball team in a ceremony held on Oct.

SAXTON: Pair of Kings: Petty worth appreciating even more after Palmer’s passing |Oct 23, 2016

Richard Petty and Arnold Palmer have done more for their sports than anyone else I can think of. Petty is referred to as “The King” in NASCAR stock car racing and Arnold Palmer, who passed away just recently, was referred to as “The King” in professional golf.

College Corner: Exeter grad Yocum thrust into lineup, rights the Ship |Oct 23, 2016

Sophomore Chase Yocum didn’t expect to see much action at quarterback for the Shippensburg football team this season. The Raiders had a standout at that position – junior Ryan Zapoticky.

Bally Sportsmen hold annual youth pheasant hunt |Oct 10, 2016

Overcast skies and some light haze did not dampen the spirits of a dozen youngsters who participated in the annual junior pheasant hunt held on Saturday, September 8 at the grounds of the Bally Sportsmen’s Association in the hills above Bally.

Saxton: Mods at the Madhouse bound for Grandview on Oct. 15 |Oct 2, 2016

Grandview Speedway closes out their Saturday night racing schedule as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series features Mods at the Madhouse on Saturday, October 15 – a thrilling three-division show headlined by a Big-Block/358 Modified Monster challenge – plus action from the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprint Car Series.

Johnson, Brown, Nobile, Krawiec win at Dodge NHRA Nationals |Oct 2, 2016

MOHNTON >> Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to the Funny Car victory at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.

College Corner: Smith, Wachowicz stick together at Alvernia |Oct 2, 2016

Emily Smith and Laura Wachowicz were teammates with the strong Exeter Township girls’ volleyball team and now they are teammates on the Alvernia University women’s volleyball team.

Saxton: Kenseth hoping to be in the zone at Dover |Sep 30, 2016

It had been a while since I had been to a Phillies’ game. Recently I headed down to Citizens Bank Park. It is always a challenge to head down that way with I-95 in a constant state of construction/repair.

Saxton: Bridgeport Speedway bringing in the Big Blocks |Sep 18, 2016

With the auto racing season winding down, a few tracks have turned to some big events and Bridgeport, N.J. Speedway is one of them as they offer a two-night show this weekend. The Speedway will introduce The King of the Big Blocks – sponsored by K&A Excavating Company, Inc.

College Corner: Gingrich gets St. Joe’s women’s soccer off to strong start |Sep 11, 2016

The St. Joseph’s women’s soccer team is off to a 4-1 start and the main reason is the play of Emily Gingrich.

Hamburg’s Haus hauls in Late Model title at Port Royal |Sep 11, 2016

PORT ROYAL >> Andy Haus of Hamburg picked up the 2016 Super Late Model Championship with a 9th place finish on Sept. 9.

Strunk steals show for sixth Freedom 76 victory at Grandview |Sep 11, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Jeff Strunk, “the Bechtelsville Bullet,” had been having a rather mediocre season, at least by his usually high standards, at Grandview Speedway behind the wheel of the Glenn Hyneman-owned No.

Saxton: Past champions, hopefuls vying for Freedom 76 Classic title |Sep 5, 2016

Many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing have won the Freedom 76 Classic at Grandview Speedway. And there are many top names in the sport that are still without a win in the prestigious race.

Von Dohren, Schutz, Henn crowed season champions at Grandview Speedway |Sep 4, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> The crowning of the 2016 point champions after Saturday night’s season finale at Grandview Speedway was a mere formality.

Pauch Wins SpeedSTR Main; Hocker Scores Big in 600 Sprint National at Action Track USA |Aug 27, 2016

Kutztown >> One thing is for certain, Billy Pauch, the veteran racer from Frenchtown, N.J., knows how to spark a reaction from the crowd.

Pauch, Strada, Hoch win point titles at Action Track USA |Aug 27, 2016

Kutztown >> A long period of heavy afternoon rain forced cancellation of the 2016 season finale at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on Sunday, August 21.

Saxton: Grandview, Big Diamond gearing up for big finishes |Aug 27, 2016

At Grandview Speedway this Saturday, the battle for the championships in all three divisions of NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing comes to an end. The WNPV-1440AM Radio sponsored night of racing will feature the T.

Pa Prep Live 2016 High School Football Preview now live |Aug 22, 2016

At Pa Prep Live, we embarked on a mission to gather quality content on all 93 teams in District 1 and the Catholic League.

Von Dohren scores 100th modified win at Grandview |Aug 21, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> It all began in 1981 when Craig VonDohren won his first modified feature at Grandview Speedway. As time went on the defending point champion continued to rack up the wins driving for either the family or other car owners.

Saxton: Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods returning to Maple Grove on Aug. 27 |Aug 21, 2016

They’re back by popular demand. The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods (NEOPMA) return to Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday, August 27, for the annual Rumble at the Grove sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing and CJ Tire and Automotive Services.

Schera representing his Berks roots amid rapid rise in horse racing world |Aug 19, 2016

Matt Schera’s circuitous journey from aspiring weatherman to one of the most successful thoroughbred owners in the nation is the stuff that dreams – and scripts – are made of.

Von Dohren celebrates 7th Forrest Rogers Memorial win at Grandview |Aug 14, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Current T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified point leader Craig VonDohren, the defending Pioneer Pole Building/Forrest Rogers Memorial race winner, gave himself a hefty birthday present when he scored the win in the 50-Lap NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified All-American Racing Series feature event Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

Paules Picks Up SpeedSTR Win; Bright Shines Again In 600’s; Anderson Is Komet 100 Victor at Kutztown’s Action Track USA on August 3rd |Aug 10, 2016

Kutztown >> It was the calm before the storm ... a very pleasant night to be sitting outdoors at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Suddenly, though, the winds of change began to howl as “Hurricane Earl” touched down at the Berks County oval on Wednesday night, August 3rd.

Youth sports can keep kids healthy in more than just the physical aspect |Aug 1, 2016

Whether it’s physical, mental, or even academic; youth sports organizations provide a variety of healthy benefits to children in a fun and engaging way.

Two straight for Tim Buckwalter in Action Track SpeedSTRs |Jul 30, 2016

Kutztown >> It’s a good bet that Tim Buckwalter is not looking forward to the end of the 2016 racing season.

Saxton: 42nd Old Timers Convention ready to roll at Williams Grove |Jul 30, 2016

Here is an opportunity to see what the sport was all about in years gone by.

Pine Forge captures Mid-Atlantic championship |Jul 26, 2016

MT. OLIVE, N.J. >> Pine Forge had blanked Mt. Olive (N.J.) 8-0 Saturday to make the championship round of the 16-18 Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional, sending the hosts to the loser’s bracket final.

Buckwalter takes 2nd Action Track USA SpeedSTR win; Bright, Carraghan, Smith also grab Kutztown cash on July 20 |Jul 24, 2016

Kutztown >> A starting position of 17th did not pose a problem for Douglassville’s Tim Buckwalter on Wednesday night, July 20, at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

Berks bunch plays key role in Pennsylvania’s Big 26 victory |Jul 24, 2016

It’s not too far a stretch to call Pennsylvania’s 2016 Big 26 squad the Berks 26.

Saxton: Vintage race adds to appeal of Grandview’s July 30 slate |Jul 24, 2016

Coming up this Saturday, July 30, at Bechtelsville’s Grandview Speedway is a big four division show of racing action sponsored by the area’s NASCAR radio station WNPV-1440 AM in Lansdale.

Cozze, Shuey, Lisowski repeat as winners at Grandview |Jul 24, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Veteran racer Frank Cozze piloted the Tom Umbenhauer/Harry’s U-Pull-It No. 4 to his third 30-Lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified All-American Racing Series feature of the season in the Saturday night stock car racing action sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats.

Pfeil takes Firecracker 40; Weiss, Papiez other winners at Grandview |Jul 17, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Wayne Pfeil, behind the wheel of his own/J&H Automotive & Custom Exhaust No. 72, scored the biggest win of his career when he took home the $2,000 first prize money in the Chapman Auto Group Firecracker 40 NASCAR BRC Late Model feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

Turner turns Oley-Topton into league champions |Jul 17, 2016

Bryson Turner had the Schuylkill-Berks Legion title riding on the talents of his right arm last Tuesday night and he knew it – even though he tried to block it out.

Saxton: N.J. Motorsports Park raising the bar with Exotic Car Garages |Jul 17, 2016

Now if only I had the money, I would be signing on the dotted line. Before construction has even begun, New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Phase II Exotic Car Garage units are almost sold out with a waiting list already started for Phase III from buyers beyond New Jersey to New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and even D.

Racing Roundup: Hamburg’s Haus hails in Late Model race at Bedford |Jul 10, 2016

BEDFORD >> Andy Haus, of Hamburg, brought the Late Model field to the green but it was DJ Troutman with the lead on the first lap. After a quick lap three caution, Troutman took off from the field, opening a margin over Haus as Dylan Yoder was climbing through the field.

Saxton: DIRTcar stars set for Jam session at Grandview on July 14 |Jul 10, 2016

The cars and stars of the DIRTcar Modified Series will return to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday night for the 19th running of the Traffic Jam. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB).

Legion Roundup: Exeter locks up first place in West Division |Jul 4, 2016

The American Legion Berks County League regular season concluded over the weekend with Exeter locking up the top spot in the West Division at 9-5, a game ahead of 8-6 West Lawn. Shillington finished 7-7.

Berks League best join forces for All-Star Game win over Bux-Mont |Jul 4, 2016

KUTZTOWN >> Earl Kochel and the Shillington American Legion baseball team spent Sunday afternoon trying to put a hurting on Cory Melchior and Boyertown in their Berks County League regular season finales.

Hamburg rallies late over Schuylkill Valley to win tournament qualifier |Jul 4, 2016

HAMBURG >> This Hamburg crew just does not want to quit playing ball.

Saxton: Modifieds making big return to Susquehanna Speedway on July 31 |Jul 4, 2016

For the first time since 2009, the rumble of Modifieds returns to Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday, July 31.

Legion Roundup: Kutztown rallies for place in Schuylkill-Berks tournament |Jul 4, 2016

Kutztown The Kutztown American Legion baseball team battled back with two wins Sunday to take their best-of-3 tournament qualifier series with Tamaqua to earn the No. 6 seed in the Schuylkill-Berks League tournament, set for Wednesday.

Legion: Weller makes Shillington pay, lifts Bears |Jul 1, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> He has the perfect answer for opponents who intentionally walk the batter ahead of him in order to pitch to him.

Senior Babe Ruth: Pine Forge wins sibling rivalry game over Boyertown Black |Jul 1, 2016

pine forge >> With one out and two men on base in the top of the sixth inning, Pine Forge catcher Tom Randall walked out to the mound and gave some soothing advice to his pitcher Jonathan Wack.

SAXTON: Phoenixville’s Aquilante wins Trans-Am race |Jun 27, 2016

Phoenixville’s Andrew Aquilante came off an earlier SCCA Majors victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and repeated the feat in the Trans-Am Series recently at Millville, New Jersey Motorsports Park, driving flag-to-flag for the win.