........THE FINAL SEASON........

     
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July 26 – MOWA Sprints rained out

Aug 2 – No stock car racing. (Go Karts)
Aug 3 – Go Karts

Aug. 9 – Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Night/CEFCU Kid’s Club

Aug. 16 – POWRi midgets, mini-sprints

Aug. 23 – Shrine 50. Demolition Derby.

Aug. 30 – 10th annual IL State Street Stock Championship/Griz FM 98.1 Fan Appreciation Night

Sept. 6 – POWRi Midgets, mini-sprints

Sept. 13 – Full weekly racing

Sept. 20 – Hornet World Championships. CEFCU Kid’s Club

Sept. 27 – Full weekly racing 



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Sun Jul 27

McCreadie Charges From 17th Starting Spot To Capture Epic Prairie Dirt Classic At Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Also on the big stage at Fairbury, Jeff Leka takes the modified win
Late passes, lift 3 of 4 feature winners; Newman takes Crate special at KLMS
Dennis Franklin Rallies from Seventh in Thrilling Southern Nationals Rebel Yell
Brian Shaw Snags Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Hope for Harlie Win at Cedar Ridge Speedway
Plymouth Speedway Caps Off July with Hot Racing Action
Steven Bowers, Jr., Troy Turley, Jacob Ebert, Darrin Christy, and Gary Donaldson Claim CMS Feature Wins

Sat Jul 26

Macon Speedway, Unfortunately Mother Nature has wiped out tonight's MOWA Sprint Week racing program. Stock car racing returns August 9th.

Casey Roberts Becomes Fourth Different Southern Nationals Winner with Swainsboro Victory
Ponderosa Speedway Current Top Ten Track Points (after July 25, 2014)
Barrett, Coffman, Thomas, Howard, and Hounshell, Jr. Bag Wins at Ponderosa Speedway

Lanigan, Zeigler Play Starring Roles In Heat Action On Opening Night Of Prairie Dirt Classic At Fairbury American Legion Speedway

Fri Jul 25

Nichols slices through field to win Sportsman at wildly exciting Triple 25's Thursday at Christian County Fair

Lanigan Rules Independence to Claim 10th World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory of the Season
Brandon Overton Grabs First Southern Nationals Series Victory at Modoc Raceway

Thu Jul 24

Clash at the Mag Airs on MAVTV Tonight at 6 and 9 PM EST
TENTH ANNUAL HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS IS AUGUST 2
Hotter than July Racing Continues at CMS Saturday Night

Wed Jul 23

MOWA 410 Winged Sprints $2,000 UMP Late Models $2,000 Vintage Cars Thurs July 24 Tri City
Tony Stewart Returns to Plymouth Speedway Aug. 16
Ponderosa Speedway Presents 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial on Friday August 1
Optima Batteries and NAPA Auto Parts to Sponsor the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship
32nd Annual Sunoco North/South 100 - Presented by Lucas Oil up next for LOLMDS

After Wild West Tour Success, Much-Improved Bagley Takes Aim at Lucrative Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events
Randy Weaver Goes the Distance for Dad in Southern Nationals Stop at 411 Motor Speedway
Red Hot Summer for Jay Dickens Customers

Tue Jul 22

US 97 Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night this Saturday, July 26th

Tickets Available Online for World of Outlaws Late Model Series I-96 Speedway Event
Ralph and Peggy Grimes Memorial Set for Friday Night at McKean County Raceway
Davenport Dazzles Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series Opener at Wythe Raceway

Mon Jul 21

Pierce, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker and Bercerra Hold Quincy Checkers
Logan Martin and Chris Cox score first ever Lucas Oil Speedway wins

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Notebook: Returning to Driver's Seat, Yaggy Impresses on Wild West Tour

Sun Jul 20

Beiler by a nose in Street Stocks as Spangler takes win in Nevitt Memorial at Macon Speedway

 Friedman Bull’s Way to Front

Full Racing Program Added at Ponderosa Speedway for Friday July 25
BALLOU TAKES USAC VICTORY AT TRI-STATE : CLAUSON RETAINS THE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE FOR 2014
Mevert claims $4k Modified money

Ruhlman Captures Oakshade Finale, Harrison Scores DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Title
Miller Captures Oakshade Raceway Win, Babb Scores Fourth Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Title
Lomax, Short Repeat as Feature Winners at the Plymouth Speedway
Jim Moody Sails to Victory in USRA Modified Action at Central Missouri Speedway
Scott Bloomquist Blisters Field in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway
Scott Bloomquist Blisters Field in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80



Previous 2014 updates

Driver Press Releases

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Howard Moore Finishes One Spot Short of ASCS Sooner Triumph

Scott Groves Launches New Site; Michael Head Jr. Memorial Next

Tony Jackson Jr. Wins Belt Bash

Ashley Newman Stays on Fire in 2014


Rodney Sanders Unstoppable in Weekend USMTS Action

Travis Dickes MLRA Driver Website Launched

Jeff Taylor Claims Victories and Dakota Classic Modified Title

Billy Moyer Jr. Matches Career Win with Wooldridge $10k Triumph


Farmer City, July 4th 2014

It was really nice to be back in my old stomping grounds. Seeing Racenut brought back a lot of good memories. From High School crushes to meeting my favorite drivers, I cannot wait to share that life with my young sons. I hope that the numbers increase at the track in both attendance and number of cars. That is what got me thinking, we know the future of racers are in ...
good hands thanks to a lot of father son combos.

With so many young guys learning the ropes, what happens when there is an ‘incident’ on the track? There are plenty of veteran drivers still winning and not ready to hand over the track to these young guys. What is the proper thing to do when cars get crashed and tempers flare?

In today’s technology, most of the time the incident is told on Facebook. Usually with only one perspective, the one who feels wronged. But what if the person in the wreck is just a teenager, is it right to “fight” them or do you fight the parent? I guess my thought is if they are old enough to race then they should be able to fight their own fights. It really irritates me when Mom jumps onto Facebook to complain about something that happened on the track, especially if their son already handled it.

The track is kind of like Vegas, what happens there should stay there. Handle a situation in the pits, not online. I like a good fight as much as the next guy, even if it takes your crew to fix a problem then do it. Fourteen or forty, be men and handle a disagreement. Don’t go look stupid online and remember there are three sides of every story. Or make the first punch count.

Fan appreciation night and fireworks at Farmer City made for a great night. It always surprises me the difference of atmospheres between different tracks. But for this girl, Farmer City will always be my home track.



Torri's Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track

Everyone knows behind each helmet visor there is someone who is more than just a driver. Many of those drivers are college graduates, blue collar workers, high school students, parents, and even grandparents. They are the same as us the fans, it’s part of the reason why it is easy to connect to our favorite drivers.
Working long hours as a farme...
r or being in the garage all night, is just the sacrifice some have to make. Luckily, there are a few little reasons to slow down a driver and sometimes a webmaster too. Grandchildren and young children have that effect, frequently a big reason why a driver retires.
As seen last week at Macon Speedway, a retirement is often temporary. Kyle Logue has sat out the beginning of the season, spending a lot of time with his adorable family. But when the opportunity arose, he jumped back into a late model and won the Lite Beer Twin 50’s Midwest Big Ten Series feature. He will also be wheeling a car in a few big events as the season continues.
Babies effect race schedules too. Either waiting for an expecting wife, or in Alan Crowder’s case a granddaughter to arrive, makes planning ahead difficult. As those babies grow, they become the next generation race fan. Then like Bobby Pierce and Brandon Sheppard, they become the next superstars. Fans and drivers are regularly more than just that, they become family, and that is part of why Dirt Track Racing is so great.

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The tracks we cover:
Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA

Farmer City Raceway, Farmer City, IL
Kankakee County Speedway, Kankakee, IL
Moler Raceway Park, Williamsburg, OH
Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY
Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Macon Speedway, Macon, IL
Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Fairbury, IL
LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, IL
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO
Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, IN
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY
Quincy Raceways, Quincy, IL

IL State Fairgrounds-Springfield and DuQuoin

The series we cover:
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COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES
UNITED MIDWEST PROMOTERS
LUCAS OIL
MIDWEST LATEMODEL RACE ASSOCIATION
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