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Notes and Quotes Fit For a King (Joey the XIXth that is)

July 20, 2002

Joey Saldana scored the biggest win of his career on Saturday at the 19th annual Kings Royal at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Joey is now the ninth different driver to wear the crown. Saldana's previous best finish was a fourth place during his previous eight starts. [...]

One Can Really Go Home Again

June 15, 2002

Two weeks ago Friday night rolled around and I ended up getting out of work quite a bit later than I had originally planned. After figuring out how much time I had vs. how much time it would take to drive to my original destination, I called my Dad and told him I was going to Ionia Raceway Park this week. This trip was not for a sprint car race, but mainly to check out what is going on at the track I call home. [...]

DRC Indy Makes a Huge Splash at Hartford

June 8, 2002

Imagine pouring your heart and soul into designing and building your very first race car and having a future NASCAR star drive it into victory lane the first night out of the box. Joe Devin could never imagine in his wildest dreams a debut for the new DRC chassis as took place at Hartford Speedway Park during the All Star Circuit of Champions event. Kahne drove the new car to victory in it's very first outing lapped up to the eighth place car. [...]

It’s Just Gas City, and Gas City Rocks!

June 1, 2002

After driving through clouds dark enough to make myself think, "This has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever done", the trip was made worthwhile as the rain held off so I could see another instant classic at the Gas City I-69 Speedway. The stellar field of cars put on one whale of a show from the heat races all the way to the feature event. [...]

Indy Brings Out the Kid in Me

May 14, 2002

After starting the year with gale force winds, arctic conditions, and lots of rain mother nature finally spotted the Slideways crew a decent weekend last week when we headed out to Gas City I-69 Speedway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and US 24 Speedway in Logansport, Indiana. [...]

TJ’s Notes & Quotes from Eldora All Stars

April 6, 2002

The biggest pre race news was the involvement of Joe Darmofal buying a controlling interest in the All Star Circuit of Champions. Joe has sponsored teams in the past, and was formerly the head of the Motorsports Alloys division of TW Metals. Joe has been a staunch All Star supporter and will do a great job leading the group into the future. To avoid speculation, a press release from the All Stars will be forthcoming and we will have an interview with Darmofal this weekend. [...]

Gearing Up For a Triple Variety Weekend!

March 30, 2002

The 2002 season kicked off with a rather auspicious start with openers at Attica Raceway Park and Eldora Speedway getting cancelled due to inclement weather earlier in the week. Both Janet Holbrook and Earl Baltes did a great job forgetting the word out early about the cancellation. [...]

Ohio “4 four all” Shows Potential

January 19, 2002

This week the United States Auto Club officially announced plans for an Ohio swing to feature the National Sprint Car and Midget series at four prominent dirt tracks. Ohio was the founding ground of the "Speedweek" format where winged racers crisscross the Buckeye state. Now USAC has taken this concept into a four-day weekend that makes way too much sense in a sport that does not make sense very often. [...]
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