ARRA historians grows to an even two dozen!

Date: 5/18/2020 9:10:26 PM


Ringoes,NJ – ARRA…..Auto Racing Research Associates, a fast becoming recognizable group of devoted auto racing historians who research and document auto racing history, is proud to announce that they have brought another four esteemed and devoted historians into their fold to both increase their knowledge base and add still more avenues to ferreting out the history of auto racings past so that it is not forgotten with the passage of time. 

   A small group of now twenty four historians that got its start nearly twenty five years ago between ARRA President Fred Voorhees and Co-Founder Bill Braga Jr., ARRA has become known for providing proven and reliable statistics of the sport of auto racing.  Over the past handful of years, ARRA has been instrumental in providing racing stats for numerous racing trade paper columnists and reporters, television racing programs, is one of the main sources of collecting data for the Northeast Dirt Modified Museum and Hall of Fame in New York and are also the Official source of racing history research for the Flemington Speedway Historical Society.

    ARRA welcomes into our group, Will White, Bill Ladabouche, Justin St. Louis and Nick Teto.  Each historian brings with them additional facets of the sports history to broaden our base of knowledge and our library of research material so that we can more and more easily connect with the past. 

Will White – A resident of Quakertown, PA, Will has seen racing in all fifty states and has penned many efforts covering the sport.  An avid “stat keeper” Will began his now famous Northeast Dirt Points compilation in 1987.  He kept up with that work and after studying website design…he began the TrackChaser website in 2002 in a combined effort with fellow ARRA historian Guy Smith.  Smith eventually took over the statistician role at TrackChaser an Will went on to construct his Auto Racing Records website.  You can find links to both websites on the ARRA Friends of ARRA/Links page on our website.

Bill Ladabouche – We have greatly increased our knowledge of the Vermont region racing with the addition of two historians.  Bill Ladabouche is one of those two.  Bill began attending racing events in 1951 and frequented tracks such as Devil’s Bowl, Catamount Fairmont Stadium.  Bill studied website design and created another of our sister websites,  and that site is a great source of racing information in that region of our country.  Bill also penned the biography, To Beat the Beaver – about Vermont racing legend Harmon “Beaver” Dragon.

Justin St. Louis -  Justin St. Louis is ARRA’s other new Vermont region historian and Justin is an avid stat keeper that I have been asking to join us for a few years.  I finally convinced him to come aboard and I am glad he did.  Joining his parents at the races, they frequented Thunder Road, Catamount and Airborne Speedways.  Justin went on to become a reporter, announcer and publicist, eventually joining the officials of Thunder Road and also with the ACT Tour.  These days, Justin spend his time as Media Director of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but insists that he will even and has “plunged the toilets” when necessary.  Justin is another very avid stats researcher and will be a great addition to our ranks here at ARRA!

Nick Teto -  Nick represents ARRA’s “next generation”!  At least that is one of our hopes.  Nick is by far our youngest member historian and another avid fan of the sport and in keeping records fo archival purposes.  Attending his first racing events in the early 90’s, Nick and family haunted such tracks as Seekonk and Thompson.  Having visited over 50 racing facilities in the Northeast, Nick put together his own website,  which keeps up with the current news of racing in his neck of the woods.

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