Ringoes,NJ – Auto Racing Research Associates – ARRA - continue to work towards gathering information to compile in their efforts to document our sports history. New files are often being added to their ever growing in size and recognition website of documented careers of drivers and the history of tracks, organizations and series’.
The group of dedicated historians are running full bore into the Winter time “off season” though the lack of racing doesn’t mean that there is a lack of research! In fact, it ramps up and this latest news proves that. Hot on the heals of ARRA Co-Founder Bill Braga’s research effort on Andy Bachetti….Bill just recently released his research effort on Andy’s Brother In Law Ronnie Johnson. This was quite appropriate as Braga also completed a research on New York State modified division legend “Jumpin” Jack Johnson (Father of Ronnie and Father in Law of Bachetti) a handful of years ago and the family triumvirate complete racing history is now documented on the ARRA website.
Just a few short weeks ago, uber-active ARRA historian John Nelson, the groups mid-west collaborator, submitted his missive on the Farmer City Speedway. Just this weekend, Nelson has forwarded even more stats on his latest project – the Macon Speedway. Macon joins Farmer City as two Illinois state speedways on our roster. Please take some time to visit these two new additions to our roster of top names drivers and race tracks, organizations and series’!
ARRA’s “Speedways of Yesteryear” historian, Bill Skinner, continues to add to his series of studies of top finishing spots of heats, consis and features at various tracks of yesteryear. Skinner just this weekend submitted further updates on Alcyon Speedway and recently added Vineland to this current effort and both can be inspected on our website.
Much, much more statistical information on both the Albany-Saratoga and Fonda Speedways has been added to their pages thanks to two dedicated statisticians that have joined our “contact periphery” that is always out there to help in locating information when needed. Statistician Andy Hickok came on board after conferring with ARRA historian Thomas Schmeh and has proven invaluable in our updating our information on this beautiful New York state facility. Fonda speedway’s track statistician offered his help in updating and adding to our files for Fonda and we are indebted to Ron Sczcerba for the aide on getting as much information as we can provide for this long-standing racing showplace.
This work comes about during a flurry of research work efforts by the ARRA staff! Just recently, the Ringoes,NJ headquarters of Auto Racing Research Associates released another announcement of other projects new releases including the Bachetti project by Bill Braga and two completed research projects of ARRA President and Co-Founder Fred Voorhees covering the careers of Delaware State driving star Ricky Elliott and New York wheel man Gary Tomkins. Also announced at that time was the recently added weekly winner’s history of now gone Garden State speedplant The East Windsor Speedway. Research work continues to forge ahead among all of the ARRA historians, so race fans can continually expect new research projects to come out occasionally.
ARRA’s statistical website can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/arradocumentingracinghistory/home
Please feel free to visit our sister websites. ARRA associate members Dennis Clapperton and Jeff Zimmerman do a great job in cataloging Northeast racing stats at their website RaceStatCentral and that can be accessed at: https://nemodfacts.racestatcentral.com/ Well known AARN columnist and ARRA historian Guy Smith also has an ongoing website detailing various views of racing….broken up into two sections – “Roaming The Raceways” and “TrackChaser”….those ARRA sister websitsites can be found at: http://www.roamingtheraceways.com/default.html