My trip to Atomic Speedway took a little more time than I'd originally planned.

    Reaching frantically for my cell phone like it’s a million dollar check, I fumble through the darkness in the comfy confines of home in the wee hours of a Friday morning. It’s only 4 a.m., but the screeching sound that is emitting from my cell phone reminds me that it’s time to drag […]


We knew it was coming but still hoped that somehow everything would work out. Unfortunately, this is the last year that DIRTcar Racing will hold it’s NAPA Super DIRT Week at the famed New York State Fairgrounds. Because the state of New York is renovating the Fairgrounds, which includes removing the track’s grandstands, the DIRTcars […]


  Embarking on the 2015 season I was really excited about the Wild West Tour with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS). Not only would the July excursion offer me the opportunity to escape the brutal heat of the South for a few weeks, but it would also offer me the chance to […]

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  by Bill Holder Shannon Thornsberry from Martin, Kentucky didn’t start racing until he was an elderly 22 years old. But it wasn’t because he wasn’t around the sport. His dad Larry was an an active Late Model driver in eastern Kentucky, and he was good. One season, 1971, he won 19 out of the […]

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Intercomp Racing is giving away a Digital Air Pressure Gauge (a value of $299.99) and we want to you have your chance to get in on it. All you have to do is complete the survey at  to be entered for a chance to win. This high-quality gauge is trusted by many of the top race […]


Kevin Swindell was released from Des Moines Mercy Hospital today after an eight-day stay at the hospital following his accident at Knoxville Raceway, but he’s still a long way from a full recovery. We wanted to pass along this recent announcement from the Swindell family: The doctors and staff at Des Moines Mercy have been generous to […]

Late Model Crash

Late Model Driver Robbie Bailey had a wild ride this weekend at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC. The driver was free of traffic going into turn one when he appears to catch a rut wrong and suddenly winds up flipping. Thankfully, Bailey is OK. But it looks like he’ll be spending a few late nights […]

Driver Kenny Pettyjohn and Brian Donley host three American heroes.

      By just reading the title of this article one might assume that this piece will be directed toward great accomplishments on the track. While that’s a more than fair assessment of which direction that this story might take, the reality is that it’s actually directed at proud accomplishments off the track. In […]

Comp Cams Topless 100

The 23rd running of the Comp Cams Topless 100 is in the books, and Shannon Babb came out on top over 56 other competitors to claim the $40 grand paycheck at Batesville Motor Speedway. As the title sponsor, the crew at Comp Cams put together a really cool video look at the action from the […]


Donny Schatz has dominated the FVP Knoxville Nationals like few drivers in any type of race car have ever experienced in history. Saturday night he led the 50-lap feature race from green flag to checkered flag to claim his fifth win in a row. It also marked his ninth Nationals victory in the last 10 […]


We are hanging out this week at the FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It is the greatest Sprint Car race of the year, and so far the racing is definitely living up to its billing. The action has been great and the crowds in the stands are loving it. We’ll have […]

Frank has long been a fan favorite. (Rick Schwallie photo)

    By Ben Shelton Racing is a tough sport. There’s nothing easy about it. It’s an expensive hobby with finite potential for success. It’s far easier to fail than it is to succeed. A walk through the pit area at any show for any division on any night will typically reveal the same complaints […]

Topless 100

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil has its sights set on this weekend’s 23rd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas). The event will be co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). The event’s unique format, featuring dirt late models without a […]


Every year Fairbury American Legion Speedway–better known as FALS–seems to top itself with the quality of its annual Prairie Dirt Classic. And this year was no exception: The stands were packed, the fans were amped, and the racing was fantastic. After all it is hard to beat a last lap pass for the win. Racing411 […]

Sprint Car Flip

The most unpredictable time in any dirt race is when drivers are attempting to avoid another car on the race track. That’s what happens here when Sprint Car driver Wayne Johnson clips tires with another race car when a spun car ends up right in his racing line while racing at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, […]

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    Over the past few seasons the dirt track ranks have seen a host of veterans announce their departure from the sport. From personal issues to financial issues and all points in between, some of racing’s biggest names have stepped away from the driver’s seat. Some competitors have stayed true to their word of […]

Crate engines have become commonplace in many classes and even provide some pretty close racing action in many cases. But is it a good thing when looking at the big picture?

The introduction of crate engines to oval track racing has affected practically everyone involved in the sport. OneDirt takes a hard look to see if the crate invasion of dirt track racing is actually a good thing   It is good advice to never bring up politics or religion in mixed company because it’s practically […]


It was a strange weekend for Ricky Weiss. While the Headingly Manitoba driver crossed the finish line in first in both of his weekend’s events in his Number 7 Bloomquist Chassis/Pro Power Racing Engine Late Model, he was only awarded with one of the wins. Ricky Weiss resumed his 2015 season on Thursday evening by making […]

Gilette Thunder Speedway

  Standing ankle-deep in the mud in the pit area at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyoming, I just had to take a look around and laugh. Less than 45 minutes earlier the program was moving full-speed ahead with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS). A great crowd and a nice field of […]


Fairbury American Legion Speedway has rightfully earned a reputation as a facility that almost always puts on a great race. Something about that track usually allows for three-wide racing and lots of passing. And when the World of Outlaws Late Models came to town this weekend, they didn’t disappoint. Not only did we get great […]

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