ARRA Adds Its 39th Historian to their Member Roster!!
Ringoes,NJ – ARRA – Auto Racing Research Associates, a growing and widely popular group of nationally focused auto racing historians, is proud to announce another member to be inducted into their fold.
The Southern Tier area of New York state has been generous to ARRA in supplying knowledgeable racing historians and on Saturday afternoon, while at an annual “Racers Reunion” surrounding the Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY, ARRA President Fred Voorhees made the announcement that Rollyn “Ron” Mesemer has accepted the invitation to join his fellow area historians in the drive to continue to help preserve the sport of auto racings precious and important history!
A former driver himself and a winning one at that, having taken a Street Stock feature win at the now defunct Shangri-La Speedway, also in the Southern Tier area, Mesemer is in the final stages of writing a book on his life long experiences in the sport with the working title of “Bitten By the Stock Car Bug”.
“I first met Ron a few years ago when a number of us ARRA historians got together at a Dennys restaurant for lunch in the Binghamton, NY area, along with a few other racing notables.” Voorhees let out at the gathering on Saturday with loads of former drivers and fans attending the annual event put together by area racing fan Grant Buck. “Honestly, I have no idea why I hadn’t asked Ron to join us sooner. I think the idea just fell through the cracks and I was reminded of Ron and it so happened that he was going to be at this gathering and it was a perfect time to ask him to join us.”
The addition of Ron Mesemer brings the total number of historians now working under the ARRA banner to 39 members. Auto Racing Research Associates is a growing group of thirty nine auto racing historians across the country banded together for the purpose of the research, documentation and displaying of auto racing history such as driver win statistics, track, racing series and organizations histories and also the background of racing personalities, particular cars from the past and various other interesting facts of racing history that should not be forgotten. ARRA continues to build a network of associated auto racing related websites to unite for better chances of furthering the understanding of the past of our sport. ARRA offers looking up services for those looking for one particular piece of information from the past. They are the official statistics information source of the Flemington Speedway Historical Society and have been doing much of the research work for a number of years for the Northeast Dirt Modified Museum and Hall of Fame in Weedsport, NY. We encourage you to visit our new website if you have not had the pleasure yet.