Donny Schatz

The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway kicked off Memorial Day weekend with the Outlaw Showdown featuring the 410 Sprints from the World of Outlaws and Crate Late Models from the SECA (South Eastern Crate Association) racing series. The 2015 season is still young but Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have made […]

West Plains Motor Speedway, where I announced my first major event as an announcer.

Sometimes we get so far down the paths we choose in life that we forget what started our wild ride in motion. I don’t want to be that person. Even if I did, I don’t think my heart would ever let me forget where it all started ten years ago. This Memorial Day weekend will […]


Rain is great for growing flowers and bountiful green grass. Conversely, rain is not great for building new dirt tracks. This is the very sobering fact that the staff at Memphis International Raceway has learned over and over again over the past month. The wet stuff – and plenty of it – has beyond soaked […]

Highland Speedway Crash

This may be one of the worst examples of racing rage we’ve seen in quite some time. This video was shot at Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois of a Late Model event. It appears to start out simply with great racing when the 18 takes the inside line away from the 27 on the track’s […]

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Ricky Weiss enjoyed a great weekend as he went two-for-three with a pair of wins and a runner-up finish in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 Super Late Model. Weiss went two-for-two at I-94 Speedway in 2015 on Friday evening by sweeping the event. Ricky won his heat race from the 4th starting spot and then backed […]


Quite often when you hear on the news about some professional football, baseball or basketball team lobbying for the city or state to pay for an new arena or stadium, they quickly start throwing around numbers about how much money the team brings in to the community. Those numbers can seem pretty astronimical, and that’s […]

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Dave Argabright is one of the greats when it comes to covering motorsports. He’s done everything from television to magazines and books, so if you are any kind of gearhead you’ve probably heard or read something by him. We recently had the chance to sit down with Dave for a quick conversation, and here’s what […]

As engine power and RPM limits continue to escalate, valve springs and valve train blueprinting will become increasingly more important. Setup the springs to complement the rest of your engine package and you will be rewarded with not only more power, but a more durable engine.

How to Install, Measure, and Otherwise Obsess over Performance Valve Springs Text and photos by Jeff Smith (Editor’s Note: This article originally ran on the website of our sister publication, Power & Performance News. Smith’s information about performance valve springs was so good, we thought it would be useful here, too.) Back in the Eisenhower […]

We love our sport, but if an outsider sees how we can often bicker over the silliest topics, how can it grow and flourish? (Rick Schwallie photo)

While I would like to forget about most of the misery that I endured working as a civil engineer for ten years, I do still admittedly retain some of the lessons learned. As anybody who works with me on any project will tell you, I live by a couple of motto’s that I deem key. […]

Not exactly the best feeling in the world when you’re on your way to enjoy yourself at the races. However, the old saying of “you get more flies with honey” might be somewhat of a salvation.

That’s exactly what licensing is about for tow rigs Words/Photos John DiBartolomeo Some of the questions: It must have been a long winter. You can tell because racers took to the internet bulletin boards seemingly more than ever. Possibly one of the most talked about issues was the ever-looming Commercial Drivers License (CDL) issue as […]


On Saturday night Timothy Culp returned to the track where he honed his driving schools as a rookie and came away with his first COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil triumph of 2015. Ark-La-Tex Speedway played host to the CCSDS invaders as a stout field of thirty-three drivers entered the program […]


Racer X: “How much does it cost to get in the pits this Saturday night for the special?” Track Promoter: “$35” Racer X: “That’s insane. You guys should just get a sponsor, so you don’t have to charge so much.” Track Promoter: “I wish it was that easy. This is an expensive purse, and we […]

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At just 18 years old, Bobby Pierce has already made a name for himself in the ultra-competitive world of Dirt Late Model racing. A winner dozens of times over, his red-and-black No. 32 is a regular contender to reach Victory Lane at tracks around the country. It’s not really fair, however, to call Pierce a […]

Circlematic Transmission

In many forms of circle track racing, the ability to “grab a gear and go” is an important element of the setup. However, where track or series rules specify the use of stock or stock-replacement parts, it is often beneficial to use an automatic transmission in dirt cars. Four-cylinder Mini Stock, eight-cylinder Street Stock and […]

This Super Street body was hung by two regular guys, not professional body hangers. If they can do it, you can too.

One of the many reasons why we love the entry-level dirt racing classes is the potential to do so much yourself. Not everyone has the tools or inclination to build their own race engines, but when racing a Street Stock there is much else that you can do. Besides saving a buck, doing the work yourself […]


OK, so technically, this has very little to do with racing, but we think it’s cool that our good friends at Intercomp Racing are playing a role to help the American Bobsled and Skeleton teams try to bring home more golds in the next Winter Olympics. Intercomp is proud to announce their support of USA Bobsled […]

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Now here’s a cool way to do some recycling. The greenies may frown at motorsports, but this is certainly better than unplugging your coffee pot when it isn’t on. When the Dirt Track at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is complete, there will be a little bit of the World Center of Speed at the heart […]

West Plains

As a rock-and-roll, music lover, the classic song, “Love Hurts,” originally by the Everly Brothers and later by Nazareth, is one of my all-time favorites. It’s a great singalong song. For most people, it’s probably regarded as a sad song that elicits less than fond memories. For me though, it takes me to a great […]

Longhorn Lead

Longhorn Chassis was born when NASCAR Cup Champion Bobby Labonte decided he wanted to construct his own chassis for his racing operation–Longhorn Racing. But things really took off on the chassis side of things when engineer Kevin Rumley was brought on board to redesign the Longhorn’s Late Model chassis from the ground up. Since then […]

Farmer City Raceway Highlights

Farmer City Raceway just held its annual Illini 100 World of Outlaws Late Model race. Scott Bloomquist won the Friday event, and former Rocket house driver Brandon Sheppard took the checkers on Saturday night’s finale. Sheppard put on a heck of a show battling his way to the front and then holding off charges from […]

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