WELCOME!!

Welcome to the home site of ARRA - Auto Racing Research Associates.  Our mission is to attempt to accurately document the history of drivers, tracks and racing organizations 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.

 Pardon me if I pat myself and my co-horts around here at ARRA on the back…..but we are understandably proud of the work we put into our research and this website in an effort to keep the memories alive and to document its history so that it is not lost to time.  Lord knows that there are lots of racing statistics that we will never be able to recover, but we march on.

   However, since beginning this website…an effort of just myself and Bill Braga Jr. in an effort to highlight our research work…we have gained the appreciated work of historians Billy Hanna, Steve Barrick and Bill Skinner.  Those gentlemen are now respected members of our group.  Our site has grown and to that end, it has also gained lots of respect and recognition.  Because of that…other racing historians have recognized its potential and have chosen to open up their files to us for inclusion on the site and we are forever indebted to them for their contributions! 

   We now enjoy the work of such historians as Nick Teto…Justin St. Louis.....Tom Bogge....Jeff Ahlum…John Nelson and Gary Spaid.  Because of their research work…our website has grown by leaps and bounds.  We welcome other works by others who may have been in the background…silently keeping records.  We humbly thank Nick, Justin, John and Gary and look forward to working with them moving forward!

  One of the mainstays of our local racing community, is the annual Matheny School Christmas party benefit.  Started by Ace Lane, Ken Kuhlman and Sammy  Beavers  oh so long ago, these days it is capably handled by local asphalt racer and all around good guy Kevin Eyres and his helpers.  I would love to help in gaining them donations for this worthy cause.  The information below is provided:

Checks or gift cards can be sent to:

RJC Charities
C/O Bob Caramella
70 Albert Drive
Parlin, NJ, 08859

Please note:  Matheny School Party in the memo line
RJC Charities will return a tax exempt voucher to you if requested - (Please provide a mailing address where to send the voucher.)

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Donations via Paypal can be made through a link on the RJC Charities Website:   http://www.rjccharities.com (Note:  The page has not been updated yet to reflect the Matheny Party, but I spoke to RJC today, and if you note "Matheny" when filling out the Paypal info, they will make sure your donation goes to the Matheny event.   (RJC Charities will return a tax exempt voucher to you if requested - (Please provide a mailing address where to send the voucher.)


Checks or gift cards to be used for the purchase of gifts for the students can also be mailed to: 
Kevin Eyres
144 Mercer Rd 
Colts Neck, NJ  07722

It’s with our deepest sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Wanda Kelly, wife of noted sprint car and modified driver Dave Kelly.  Dave is one of the many star quality drivers we have documented here at ARRA.  The Kelly’s were married for 33 years.  Wanda, 65, had a lengthy illness and at 65 years old…is now peacefully among all of the other racing personalities in Heaven.  Rest In Peace to Wanda and from all of us to the rest of the Kelly family….our deepest heartfelt condolences.  



  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"





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