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Scott Menlen


Turning to professional motorsports officiating and leadership at a young age, Scott has worked side-by-side with some of the top names in the motorsports industry; including Champion Racing Association, ARCA, Track Enterprises, and many others. Now, Menlen provides leadership and guidance to one of the fastest-growing media companies in the region.

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Zach Hiser


The founder of Horsepower Happenings, Zach looked for a way to bring a positive light to auto racing in the Great Lakes Region in 2018. Now, moving forward with fresh ideas and a profound support system, Hiser maintains a presence in the company as Director and Host of the weekly podcast.

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Rich Frantz

Senior Correspondent

After decades as a driver behind the wheel of multiple cars at multiple Michigan race tracks, Rich is now using his time to bench race with anyone and everyone. Bringing not only industry experience but also a one-of-a-kind way with the interview process. Rich also serves as the co-host for the weekly podcast.

Writers & Contributors


Chuck Darling

An avid race fan with a history of journalism through Michigan Racing Scene and other publications, Chuck Darling takes his casual yet immersive approach to the sport and puts it on the line in his articles.


Chris Fobbe

Like many, his career started as being a passionate race fan. Now he blends his passion with his work, serving as the voice of the Springport Mid-Michigan Speedway and also an announcer on the iRacing platform.


Ed Inloes

Perhaps one of the most recognizable talking heads in Michigan motorsports. Effectionatly known at 'Big Ed', Inloes looks for a resurgance in his writing career and enjoys the opportunity to become reimmersed in the Great Lakes racing scene.


Brian Osborne

A former announcer at tracks like Cherry Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway, Brian has found a home of sorts at Merritt Speedway. Now, beginning to expand his coverage with Horsepower Happenings.


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Jim Denhamer

Typically found at a dirt track and never without a camera in hand, Jim has been seen at race tracks all across the country. Providing content for many tracks, series, and events.


John Lund

The official photographer of Champion Racing Association, John keeps his eyes on asphalt racing. Covering the ARCA/CRA Super Series, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour as well as major events throughout the country.

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Rand Thompson

Making his 'racing home' at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway's, Rand produces the beloved shots from the historic race tracks that fans and drivers have come to know and love. Coverage includes the Glass City 200, ARCA Menards Series, and Stan Yee Memorial 150.

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