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Butch Schroeder, the Ohio Giant Killer

January 22, 1999

For just about as long as I can remember I have been going to races in Ohio every summer. During this time there is are always things that stay the same: Eldora's food is great, Ohio Speedweek is hotter than hell for at least half the week, goggles are required gear, and Butch Schroeder is winning in some kind of race car. I jokingly named him, "The Ohio Giant Killer" after a win at Attica in 1997 because of his height (Hey, us shorter guys have to stick together!). [...]

Happy Holidays

December 19, 1998

Let me start this week by wishing everyone Happy Holidays and great new racing season:-) Schedules are starting to come together, and the gears are in full motion at Slideways central figuring out where we'll be attending races out during the 1999 season. Teams and drivers are doing the same thing by getting together to clear up the every muddy ride picture. Thankfully I now have more time to focus on little things like that. [...]

TJ’s 1998 PRI Show Notes

December 5, 1998

My feet have almost recovered from walking the Indiana Convention Center and the RCA Dome during the 1998 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. Being a PRI rookie, I went with the mindset of just learning the ropes and enjoying the 1998 All Star Circuit of Champions banquet. Once I got rolling on the floor though, I lost the rookie stripes and decided to take in the wonderful sights and sounds of this great trade show. [...]

November Stuff I Wanted To Write About

November 9, 1998

It's mid-November and my life is still going 100 miles per hour. Just when racing season starts to quiet down throughout the Midwest, college really starts to pick up and I wonder where I ever found time to go to the races. Actually since changing my major to Computer Networking I have found a lot more free time to go out and have some fun this semester. I really have about two more weeks to do that, and then I start preparing for finals. So if you see a link that doesn't work, please be nice about it. We are probably aware of it, but just don't have much time for the next month to fix it. [...]

Hewitt’s Drive One of the Ages

September 29, 1998

Two weeks ago the entire Bob, Rod, Todd crew was taking in a great sprint/midget double header at Bloomington Speedway. During the sprint car feature all of us took notice of something we hadn't seen in a very long time. [...]

Ohio Tour Wrap Up

April 28, 1998

I'd like to apologize for the lack of a column the past few weeks, but I've been very busy with school and going to the races so I actually can see what's going on first hand. For the past five weeks the Slideways crew has visited four racetracks, watched six races, one practice, one rain out, and have traveled well over 1,600 miles doing so. Needless to say, I've been very busy. [...]

Just some news from Eldora

April 14, 1998

After driving through floods and the pot holes on Michigan’s Interstate 69 I made it to Eldora for the third week in a row for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws. When the Slideways crew arrived at the track on Friday around 11:00 a.m., it was like we were transported back in time. [...]

Rain, Rain go away. Pick on fans some other day!

March 30, 1998

If you read the front page of the website today, you have already seen that I had a lot of fun driving down to Eldora and back on Saturday. Because of the rain I might be at the All Star show this weekend. However, if the weather forecast is for more doom and gloom I will just wait until the World of Outlaw weekend to hit the Big E. [...]

Maybe, Finally!

February 22, 1998

A couple of weeks ago Dale Earnhardt won his first Daytona 500 after many years of trying. Many of the headlines read similar to, "Finally, Dale Wins the Daytona 500". In the spirit of this event, I got to thinking of some things that may finally happen in Open Wheel racing for the season and seasons ahead. [...]
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