Welcome to the home site of ARRA - Auto Racing Research Associates.  Auto Racing Research Associates (ARRA) is dedicated to the research, documentation and the maintaining of a library of the racing accomplishments of drivers, the weekly history of race tracks and racing series and organizations for archival purposes so that this vital information is not lost to time.

  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 stop".  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.

ALL of us at ARRA share in the loss today of PA Posse Sprint Car racer Greg Hodnett last evening at BAPS Speedway.

Please keep Sherry, the entire Hodnett family, and the Heffner racing team in your thoughts and prayers. Greg was a professional in every sense of the word, and will be desperately missed!

It is the hope and desire of us at ARRA to allow all family and friends affected by this loss the special time that is needed to properly honor and grieve this amazing person, driver and friend.

You can count on ARRA in the future to document the fabulous racing career of Greg on our website.

THANK YOU Greg for all the thrills you have provided on the race track in your career.

ARRA Fans....please join us here at ARRA to wish a huge welcome to our newest racing historian to our fold...Ken Parrotte.  Ken's bio appears on our "Hosts" page if you care to know more about our newest member.  Welcome Ken!

  Everyone here at ARRA would like to extend congratulations to Larry Wight on his spectacular week surrounding DIRT Week in Oswego.  Larry started off the week strong...winning the 100 lap 358 modified main event at Brewerton Thursday evening and then wrapping up the week on Sunday by winning the biggest victory of his career...the Billy Whittaker Cars 200!  Larry is one of our line up of researched drivers having his career documented within our pages!  Great drive Larry!!!

  A couple of your hosts here at ARRA recently got together for a few purposes.  September 8th found Fred Voorhees,  Bill Hanna, John Nelson and Dennis Clapperton getting together for lunch in Emmaus with the plan to take in the action at the nearby Grandview Speedway.  After an enjoyable lunch...the four assembled in the parking lot amid some light drizzle to exchange Gater Racing News issues.  Due to some generous donations...we had plenty to go around.....John Nelson being the big winner as he will be presenting a massive collection of Gater's to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum to add to their library.  Great to meet John Nelson for the first time and Dennis Clapperton for the second time (met him last year at Fulton to give him a collection of papers).  After everything was settled...we gathered at Grandview under gloomy skies.  We got announcer and fellow ARRA member Jeff Ahlum to join us for a group photo.  Although we didn't see any racing...it was still quite a successful day and I enjoyed myself.  Thanks guys!
 Left to right...Jeff Ahlum, Bill Hanna, Fred Voorhees, Dennis Clapperton and John Nelson.

Many thanks to veteran Area Auto Racing News columnist Guy Smith for coming through for ARRA in supplying the final stats needed to complete our Orange County Speedway weekly Modified division file which was lacking a handful of winners for 1966.  Thank you very much Guy!!!

  ARRA members are proud to announce that we have been joined by Sister Website Race Stat Central to our fold.  Race Stat Central webmaster and creator Dennis Clapperton and his associate Jeff Zimmerman come on-board as "Associate Members" and will continue to maintain their excellent statistical website, but will collaborate with ARRA members to further the streamlining of racing statistics and therefore assure even further accuracy in the numbers.  We are proud to welcome them aboard and look forward to what we can all accomplish together!  Find a link to Dennis' website on our new "Friends of ARRA/Links" page.

 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 member Bill Skinner.
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