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Ohio “4 four all” Shows Potential

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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TJ’s Notes & Quotes From Friday Night at Eldora

The heat races were incredible all night at the first night of the Eldora doubleheader. In particular the third sprint car heat race that featured a spirited dual with J.J. Yeley, Bill Rose, Tony Jones, and Tyler Walker. This quartet of drivers raced three, and for a couple of laps four wide all around the Eldora ½-mile oval. […]

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TJ’s Notes & Quotes From Kokomo

Boston Reid thrilled the crowd in his hometown of Kokomo, Indiana Sunday night by winning the GLOSS sprint car feature at the Kokomo Speedway. Boston, who graduated June 8th from High School, was still on cloud nine Monday about the big win. […]

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TJ’s Take on the Little 500

During my 23 years of race chasing and the past 6 seasons of doing TJ Slideways.com (has it really been that long?) I have been to some of the biggest open wheel events in the world. Some are still going strong such at the Kings Royal, the Amoco Knoxville Nationals, Ohio Speedweek, and the 4-Crown Nationals. […]

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Weekend Leftovers and Hangovers from Eldora and Gas City

The Gumout Series got a bit of bad news and a bit of good news on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway concerning who would be chasing the 2001 title. Saturday the Guy Forbrook team with Jeff Shepard secured funding to stay on the road with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws. No word on who the sponsor will be. […]

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Anderson Double Dip Was Worth the Trip

What a difference a week makes. Last weekend saw myself and a guest freeze at Attica through a tremendous feature, warm up slightly only to have it rain before the heat races at Eldora, and then see snow on the way home when we should have been seeing a double dip with USAC Worldcom National midgets and Stoops/Freightliner Sprint Cars. The Anderson event was rescheduled for one week later, and at the last moment Mudclodbob, Patrick Poor, and myself hopped in the car and headed down to the Glen Niebel Classic. […]

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TJ’s Leftovers and Hangovers from Eldora

The Pennzoil World of Outlaws has changed dramatically since television and more money has come into the sport. The teams are all looking for advantages over their competition, and the latest craze is taking sprint cars to a chassis dyno similar to what the Winston Cup Cars use.
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Weekend Leftovers and Hangovers

I just got back from the “Parade of Champions” in Lansing for the Michigan State Spartans National Championship Basketball game. It seems as if MSU has made Florida kind of its whipping boy after the Citrus Bowl and now winning the National Championship over the Gators. I’m almost sure MSU could take them in Ice Hockey as well! Great job State, and thankfully no discount store couches burned in the celebration this time around! […]