Articles in Short Track
Kyle Larson was the big winner in Friday’s final qualifying night for the 53rd Knoxville Nationals and in the process earned a spot in Saturday’s $150,000-to-win, 50-lap main event at Knoxville Raceway.
Larson, who started his day in a NASCAR Nationwide Car at Watkins Glen International in New York, passed Chad Kemenah on the second lap, […]
Brian Brown charged to victory on Thursday’s 53rd FVP Knoxville Nationals qualifying night at Knoxville Raceway, putting him on the front row alongside Joey Saldana for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win main event.
Kerry Madsen was second with Kevin Swindell, Roger Crockett and Saldana rounding out the top five. Saldana also led qualifying and finished fourth in his […]
Kyle Busch dominated the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 ARCA Midwest Super Late Model race at the Milwaukee Mile on Tuesday night.
Busch, who led every practice session, started the race from 14th following the invert and had the lead by lap 11.
Busch led 104 laps and finished 2.29 seconds ahead of Travis Sauter in a race […]
Driver Jason Leffler, 37, died Wednesday night after a crash in a 410 sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Leffler, who competed in all of the top three NASCAR national series, had to be extricated from his sprint car after it flipped during a heat race. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. […]
By Larry Woody | Managing Editor
Joe Carver dictated the first racing story I “wrote” when I was assigned the beat in the late 1960’s, and he once prodded a grumpy Dale Earnhardt into the Sports Department so I could interview him.
Joe, as PR director of Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, had a major influence on my career […]
The Southeastern short track world lost one of its icons on Jan. 4 with the passing of Luther Carter.
Carter, who died at 75 after a battle with cancer, was an old-school racer who passed his love of the sport along to his son Mark Carter, who became a racer himself, as well as his grandson […]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ROME, N.Y. – In what has become an annual rite of summer, Central New York racing fans recently honored the legacy of Modified hero Richie Evans at the track where he made his stock car debut – astonishingly – 50 years ago.
Utica-Rome Speedway was in its infancy when Evans and […]
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 competes […]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When the news came that Charles Leroy “Buck” Simmons, one of the greatest short track drivers who ever lived, had died at the relatively young age of 66, my mind wandered back to a Friday night some years back, to a race at a track called Highway 106 Speedway in […]
Donny Schatz recorded his sixth Knoxville Nationals victory in the last seven years after outlasting local favorite Brian Brown by 0.117 seconds Saturday night at historic Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.
“There’s something about this place when we come here for the Nationals, it’s game on,” Schatz said. “It takes everything to be right. When you get […]