Photos by Tom Stevens


A Message from The Gater Racing Photo News

The Gater Racing Photo News, and the Patrick Family specifically, would like to address all of our wonderful and loyal readers, contributors, advertisers, supporters and friends of the Gater Racing Photo News. We have been blessed and honored to have served you for nearly 50 years with the Gater Racing Photo News publication. It has truly been our pleasure providing everyone with the best auto racing publication possible.

It is with saddening heart we announce the Gater Racing Photo News will no longer publish. We have not been successful in finding a printing replacement that was able to satisfy all of the different components needed to uphold the same standards everyone has come to expect.

We are however, proud to share that all of our subscribers to the Gater News will have their account transferred to the Area Auto Racing News (AARN). Len Sammons, his family and entire crew at AARN are delighted to welcome all of the Gater News readers to their fine pages effective immediately. At this time, you should have already started receiving Area Auto Racing News.  You will also be receiving a letter from Area Auto with more information about their product, as well a special offer to extend your subscription. We urge you to extend your Gater loyalty on to these wonderful and professional people at AARN. Area Auto Racing News, like Gater, is focused on covering the Northeast short tracks as well as all National Touring Series on both dirt and pavement.

If you have any questions regarding your subscription, please do not hesitate to contact AARN direct Mon.-Fri 9am to 4:30pm at (609) 888-3618, or email to: To send questions by US mail, please use: Area Auto Racing News, P.O. Box 8547, Trenton, NJ 08650.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone who enjoyed reading the pages of Gater Racing Photo News. We wish you all the best of luck in your racing endeavors. Please continue to support the sport we all love.


The Patrick Family and Everyone at Gater Racing Photo News