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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Intercomp_Digital Air Gauge-99.99PSI wAngle Chuck (360045)

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 www.intercompracing.com/survey  to be entered for a chance to win. This high-quality gauge is trusted by many of the top race […]

photo courtesy HeathLawsonPhotos.com

  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 […]


  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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Chad Thrash

by Bill Holder Chad Thrash’s resume’ includes some 15 years of dirt stock car racing (seven with Super Stocks) and finishing it with the Dirt Lates he drives today. It’s been a tough deal for the Mississippi driver with three young kids to support. “I’ve done it all through my career,” he says. “But with the […]


Tony Jackson Jr. snared the $4,000 top prize on Sunday evening aboard his #56 Super Late Model in the 4th Annual Four State Dirt Track Championship, which was sanctioned by the Mid America Racing Series (MARS). On Sunday night Tony Jackson Jr. made the trip to Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri) for the Mid America Racing […]

OneDirt Magazine

The Fall edition of OneDirt Magazine is here, and it may be out greatest issue yet! Check out the Fall/Winter issue of OneDirt for all the latest dirt track racing news, technology developments and how-to-articles. This issue of OneDirt is packed full of racing performance projects and hardcore technical content. We’ve got a great interview with Jonathan Davenport, who is […]


Eldora Speedway wrapped up the World 100 this weekend, and despite a few weather woes it was another great event. A win in the World 100 is arguably the most coveted victory of the year in the Dirt Late Model racing world. Jonathan Davenport–who is enjoying a remarkable season–came in as the odds-on favorite, but when […]

In the Mid South Racing forums we found this Camaro with a leaf spring rear suspension and a 350 with Vortec heads. The seller calls the car "turn key" and says he will part with it for $5,500.

By Ben Shelton So when it comes to the ins-and-outs of race cars, I know pretty well nothing. There’s no danger of me every being a mechanic on a race team. I’m truly all thumbs when it comes to all technical aspects of racing. This all points to the fact that I definitely chose the […]


“The Insane One” is Karting’s richest race, and it is coming up this weekend. With over 74 grand in prize money up for grabs, it’s sure to draw a ton of racers. The event is being held at Semo Raceway in Sikeston, Mo, and the main event will be the Clone Heavy class that will […]

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