Welcome to the home site of ARRA - Auto Racing Research Associates. Our mission is to attempt to accurately document the history of drivers and tracks so that the information is not lost over time. We welcome you to browse around the site....view the various files and hopefully, become enlightened about the history of each subject.
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 work...in 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.
A recent chat with a racing fan at the Flemington Speedway Historical Society Movie Night revealed that there may be some additions eligible for inclusion on Ryan Godown's career win list. Seems that in the formative stages of the research on his career, there was some miscommunication about Ryan's earliest wins. Turns out that his list was missing his first three wins...those coming in the street stock/late model division. Ryan had two Street Stock wins at East Windsor in 1996 and a single Late Model win at Bridgeport in 1997. Our apologies for the omission and his page has been updated to reflect this recent change.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Gary Balough at the Motorsports show this weekend and took the opportunity to have my picture taken with him. Wanted to use the picture to announce an upcoming feature here on the ARRA website! In the planning stages is a new page. The page will be titled...Northern Invasion. The idea is to catalog the wins of those Florida drivers who came North and hit it big in victory lane up here in the Northeast. The lists will strictly list their Northern wins. Already pretty much compiled (with some more work still to be done) are the lists of....of course, Gary Balough and another Floridian who needs no introduction...Buzzie Reutimann. No time table has been set as to when the feature will be uploaded to the site, but you can look forward to it. Currently, the members are all working on projects with some "in the can" in their final stages of confirmation and some just being started and still others in the batters box.
It's with great pride that we are now accessible directly from the racing site 3 Wides Picture Vault! Site owner Joe McFarlan appreciates the history of our sport and contributes back to it in a number of ways...mostly known for his website which allows fans to upload pictures from the past and present and then all visitors can comment on each picture...contributing to its legacy and authenticity. Joe appreciates putting racing history in its correct order..with accuracy and preserving its authenticity and historical correctness. It's the same here at A.R.R.A. - we strive to provide the most accurate and correct information on racing's past....so it can be appreciated now and in the future.
To access 3 Wides Picture Vault...click "here"