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Dirt Track Diary: On The Road With ‘Cat Daddy’
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012 – 19:28 | 2 Comments
Dirt Track Diary: On The Road With ‘Cat Daddy’

By Clint Smith
Special to RacinToday.com
Editor’s note: Veteran dirt racer Clint “Cat Daddy” Smith of Senoia, Ga., has been racing and winning since 1981. He has more than 200 feature wins to his credit. Before he started driving, he worked on the car driven by his father, legendary racer and car-builder Roscoe Smith.
Clint Smith currently [...]

Swindell Crowned Champ At Kings Royal
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2012 – 7:24 | Comments Off

Sammy Swindell outlasted a late charge from Kerry Madsen to claim the 29th annual Kings Royal – and the $50,000 first-place prize.
The victory was his 20th career at Eldora Speedway and his third career Kings Royal title, which ties him with Jac Haudenschild for second on the all-time list.
“It would have been nice to be [...]

Saldana Captures Knight Before At Eldora
Saturday, 14 Jul, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off

A year ago, Joey Saldana’s season was derailed because an accident during the Kings Royal kept him out of his sprint car for approximately two months.
On Friday, Saldana won the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. It was his 11th with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the famed half-mile oval.
“Tonight [...]

Kaeding Wins Showdown
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off

Tim Kaeding beat the weather and his aggressive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in front of a near capacity crowd at the FVP Outlaw Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.
“Being a California kid, when we see lightning we usually run and hide,” he said with a big smile. “We were [...]

Jimmy Mosteller Was A Big Buddy To Racing
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 7:03 | 6 Comments
Jimmy Mosteller Was A Big Buddy To Racing

Race fans across the country are mourning the loss of their “Little Bitty Buddy.”
Jimmy Mosteller, a long-time racing announcer and co-founder of the old Hav-A-Tampa dirt racing series, died Wednesday.
Mosteller started announcing horse racing events after a brief try as an apprentice jockey. But he found his true calling while following his race-driver friend Jack [...]

Kenseth Wins Slinger Nationals
Monday, 2 Jul, 2012 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins Slinger Nationals

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth outdrove the field in the feature event at Slinger Super Speedway and earned his sixth victory at the Slinger Nationals.
The victory set the record the number of wins by any driver in the 33-year history of the event, which is held in Slinger, Wis.
Kenseth’s win at the 200-lap event [...]

Georgia’s Pollards Were Into Racing, Not Beans
Thursday, 28 Jun, 2012 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Pollards Were Into Racing, Not Beans

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
ATLANTA, Ga. – Sometimes, while cruising the backroads around my home on the south side of Atlanta, I’ll come across an intersection where in years past there would be a poster nailed to a tree or a power pole. The posters were for races at Senoia Raceway, and they were [...]

Georgia’s Clanton Family Has A Dirty Past
Tuesday, 19 Jun, 2012 – 7:04 | One Comment
Georgia’s Clanton Family Has A Dirty Past

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – The trophy and the $100,000 winner’s check from the Dream at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway wound up back in my hometown of Fayetteville, Ga., brought here by Shane Clanton, who led all 100 laps of dirt racing’s most lucrative event.
The Clantons have been fixtures on the dirt [...]

Clanton Pockets $100K
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 7:43 | Comments Off

Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., rolled to a convincing victory and a huge payday in the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Dirt Late Model Dream XVIII by Ferris Commercial Mowers at Eldora Speedway.
The 36-year-old World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular dominated the 100-lap A-Main, surging off the outside pole starting spot to lead the entire distance. He [...]

Madsen Tops Swindell At Knoxville
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 3:34 | Comments Off

Kerry Madsen recorded his third career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory and his first since 2007 when he won the Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway.
After qualifying sixth and winning his heat race from the third starting position, Madsen quickly found the lead in the dash and powered to the victory, earning him his [...]