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My name is Andy Hartwell (aka: ash) . I write a column called "Through The Esses" which, for many years, appeared on and then found a home at I have been a photographer and sportscar racing journalist for a good number of years now, having had my work published in All-Race, Octane, Automobile, and Race News magazines. My work has also appeared in race programs, books, magazines and print ads.

I focus my writing efforts primarily on the people 'who make the cars go", driving or working in series from the old Can-Am and USRRC days to the modern combatants in the Tudor / Weather Tech Sports Car Series, Pirelli World Challenge, Continental Tire Challenge and Vintage Racing. I also serve as the Newsletter Editor for the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA), an Associate Editor for the ZSCCA magazine, CruiZin' NewZ, and I am the owner and Senior Editor of

I encourage you to view the photos here and to visit our main site: "A Place For Photos And Words About Sportscar Racing And The People Who Make The Cars Go!"

You can find past and current Through The Esses columns here:

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Keep your speed up!