Articles in Short Track
If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you.
RacinToday.com is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. [...]
Looking back on this and other seasons of races past, the things that really stand out are the sights and sounds of the racing atmosphere. And one of the things that makes a race track experience enjoyable, as much as anything, is a good track announcer.
No matter how the races are going down on the [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Ongoing efforts to shut down 53-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway as part of a “redevelopment” of the city-owned property has created a major uproar in Nashville, dividing citizens and politicians in one of the most heated issues in the city’s history.
Some believe the battle is not just about the future of racing [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
It was another day at the office for Tammy Jo Kirk at her motorcycle shop in Dalton, Ga. earlier this week when word arrived that 18-year-old Johanna Long had won last Sunday’s Snowball Derby Super Late Model race in Pensacola, Fla.
It was welcome news to the 48-year-old Kirk, the 1994 winner of the Derby. But [...]
Johanna Long won Sunday’s 43rd annual Snowball Derby in Florida, becoming just the second female to win the prestigious short-track event.
Long, 18, is the youngest driver to win the event, which attracts top drivers from across the nation to the paved, half-mile Five Flags Speedway near Pensacola.
Last year, Kyle Busch won the race. This year, [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Long before Homestead-Miami Speedway landed the final Sprint Cup race of the year, the stock car racing season ended in Florida, at Five Flags Speedway in the Panhandle city of Pensacola.
The Snowball Derby is the race where drivers from across the nation, short trackers and NASCAR stars alike, square off [...]
Bryan Clauson won the USAC National Midget portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Thursday night.
Clauson, who started the race with the championship wrapped up, took the lead on the ninth lap and held it until the end. Caleb Armstrong was second and Dalton Armstrong was third.
Clauson, of Noblesville, [...]
Jason Meyers, Josh Richards and Matt Sheppard were crowned series champions following the fourth-consecutive Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks, while Meyers, Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie took home A-Feature wins in front of a sellout crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
More than 14,000 fans filled the grandstands for the [...]
The pit area at The Dirt Track at Charlotte was filled with 184 race cars Thursday night as the fourth-consecutive Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks kicked off three nights of racing.
The event brings together dirt racing’s three premier divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws [...]
Bill Elliott isn’t your typical racing dad. Throughout the budding racing career of his now 14-year-old son Chase, Elliott could best be described as The Eternal Realist.
His quotes about his son all sounded a cautious theme:
“We’re just taking this one step at a time,” he’d say. Or, “We’ve still got to get through the teenage [...]