Freddy Hamm, truly one of the greats in eastern Pennsylvania short track asphlt racing, passed away last night.

Freddy was the only driver to have won championships at all three Pa., tracks, Dorney Park, Mahoning Valley and Evergreen...7 overall.

He was not only a great and very respectable racer but an amazing person off the track.

All of us here at ARRA want to convey our deepest sympathies to the Hamm Family in this time of sorrow.

The new ARRA display canopy got in some use over the span of July 22nd through the 25th! We first drove up to Weedsport, to attend the annual Northeast Dirt Museum and Hall of Fame induction awards ceremony. A great affair that I was thrilled to meet Dr. Dick Berggren and get a picture taken with him! After an enjoyable night Friday attending the racing at the Brewerton Speedway with fellow ARRA historian Ken Parrotte and heading back towards home on Saturday...we stopped in the Binghamton,NY area to set up the canopy at the Five Mile Point and Penn Can Speedways Racers Reunion. Wrapping up the sojourn, we woke Sunday and headed to the Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr. Racing Shops Open House to further spread the word about our research efforts.

Enjoying the nights ceremony at the Dirt Hall of Fame in Weedsport,NY

Chatting it up with long time racing friend Don Pringle at the Pauch Open House

Our set up at Saturday's Racer's Reunion for Five Mile Point and Penn Can Speedways fans and drivers

While the members of ARRA have done their own personal research and compilations and can with a definite degree of confidence - back the information in their efforts with certainty to be complete and accurate...there is always the chance of a missing statistic due to our research sources. They are compiled to the best of our ability and to the limits of our research material. The original intent of this website was to feature our research work alone. However, we have also included research material from sources outside of our own an effort to become the "one stop historical database shop". With that in mind, we cannot extend the same level of confidence in that work as we have in our own work....simply because we didn't do the work ourselves. That is not in an effort to cast doubt on the reliability of others work....simply to point out that it is the work of others who have done the research and it was simply our choice to include it on our website. We welcome getting notified of any inconsistencies and omissions in any of the work and will take each inquiry to task and try to look it up and resolve the issue. It's all about the facts and adding to the documented history of our local sport.

The four original founding members of the ARRA group gather at a Flemington Speedway Historical Society meeting. Bill Braga Jr., Steve Barrick, Bill Hanna and Fred Voorhees all get together for the first time as a group. Missing is later added founding member Bill Skinner.

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