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

     
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Aug. 23 – winners
Dave Crawley Jr
Greg Osman
Benjamin McChristy
Dennis Sterling
Adam Webb

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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DAN STEWART
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JAMES ESSEX
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Tue Aug 26

Big Ten Street Stocks battle for big prize money, title at Macon Speedway

Schrader Goes for Fourth ARCA Win at DuQuoin

A SPECIAL INVITE TO RACE WITH MSCS
LaSalle Speedway Cancels World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Scheduled For Sept. 11

JE PISTONS, ONE DIRT.COM PARTNER TO BRING FANS THE ULTIMATE DIRT TRACK EXPERIENCE
MLRA Summer Shootout this weekend
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Huge Labor Day Weekend on Tap

Mon Aug 25

Fairbury Speedway $5,000 to win Mods, $3,000 to win LM August 30
No Clear Favorite For Ted Horn 100 Sunday at DuQuoin
Championships Close out Regular Season at Plymouth Speedway
David Hendrix, Logan Martin, Jeremy Kelley, and Steve Muilenburg beat the heat to score weekend wins at Lucas Oil Speedway
Quincy Raceway 2014 Oval Track Points Standings As of 8/24/2014
Burgtorf, Lynn, Savage, Gower and Abbott Score Quincy Wins

Yantz Family to Promote Richmond Raceway Beginning in 2015

Ponderosa Speedway Current Top Ten Track Points (after August 22, 2014)

Sun Aug 24

Crawley edges Taylor in Chuck Foley Memorial Ansar 50 at Macon Speedway

Hoffman takes 2nd win in Modified special; tire samples taken from Young, Nicely
Dustin Boney Makes Triumphant Return CMS Victory Lane!

Darrell Lanigan Outduels Brady Smith at Saturday's NAPA Merritt 50, Earning His 13th World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory of 2014
Don O'Neal Wins Whiskey City 50 at Lawrenceburg Speedway

Sat Aug 23

Schrader, Urish defending champs as racing returns to DuQuoin Mile

Mike Marlar Banks Ultimate Series 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Win at Ponderosa Speedway
Five drivers crowned track champions at Davenport
Curtis Roberts Enjoys Dream Night at I-96 Speedway, Scores First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory

Fri Aug 22

MSCS TO BROWNSTOWN AND TRI-STATE FOR A LABOR DAY CHALLENGE
Season Championships to Heat up Plymouth Speedway on Saturday
McDowell Scorches Competition, Wins at Volunteer Speedway

Chub Frank Hopes To Build Momentum During World of Outlaws Late Model Series Doubleheader at I-96 Speedway & Merritt Speedway


Previous 2014 updates

Driver Press Releases

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Ashley Newman Powers to $2k Victory at Corinth

Bub McCool Masters North Alabama for $3k Payday; World 100 Next

Dale McDowell Streaks to Scorcher Win at Volunteer

Shane Clanton Conquers Little Valley; Busy Labor Day on Tap

JASON FEGER wins Paducah International Raceway WORLD 50
Leon Henderson Charges to Fifth in MSCCS Action at Jackson

Henry Cooper Races to Top Five Finish in Doyle Lott Memorial


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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