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TJ’s Travels: Poirier is That Good

By T.J. Buffenbarger After winning the 2006 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals I’ve touted Steve Poirier as one of the best sprint car drivers that a majority of the world is unaware of. Racing primarily in […]

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Remembering BC

Bryan Clauson was a better person than he was a driver. If you saw him wheel a race car, that is saying something. […]

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TJ’s Travels: Ohio Speedweek Memories

By T.J. Buffenbarger Ohio Sprint Speedweek holds a special place in my heart. Personally I wasn’t crazy about the shift away from the week of July 4th, but it seems appropriate that its held over […]

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T.J.’s Afternoon Notebook: Doty Classic comes full circle

For Attica Raceway Park promoter John Bores and General Manager Rex LeJeune today’s announcement of the Brad Doty Classic returning to Attica in 2016 is having a whirlwind of events coming full circle. Bores and LeJeune took over at Attica right after the announcement that the Doty Classic was moving to Limaland Motorsports Park in the midst of some uncertainty over the future at the 1/3-mile oval in the sleepy town of Attica, Ohio. Over the past 10 years of hard work and paying attention to minute details the return of the Doty Classic is a product of their effort. […]

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TJ’s Take: Time to kick back and enjoy the popcorn…

I’ve had a lot of questions about my opinion on Sprints on Dirt, the new Great Lakes Super Sprints series, and Michigan Sprint Car Racing overall. The announcement of Barry Marlow’s series has not really changed my opinions at all. […]

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Hammers leading the revival of Millstream Speedway

This Sunday UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio for the second time this season. 20 years ago an All Star visit to Millstream would be a normal thing, but for most of the past 20 years except for some short stints of operation Millstream has remained devoid of racing action. For the first time since 2010 that has changed with Randy and Lisa Hammer signing a lease agreement to operate the Speedway in 2014. One year later Millstream has held two events leading into Sunday’s second visit with the All Stars. […]

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Friday notes from Knoxville Raceway

By T.J. Buffenbarger Friday night’s Knoxville program once again produced some compelling stories with Bryan Clauson, Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks, and Billy Alley getting the 16th – 20th starting positions in Saturday night’s A-Main based […]

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Shane Stewart’s story a good lesson in sprint car perseverance

Early Sunday morning Shane Stewart was enjoying the spoils of winning the 32nd Annual Kings Royal, having a top flight ride with Larson/Marks racing. Stewart is having a good season with the World of Outlaws that has put him second in the point standings to Donny Schatz. While Stewart is on top right now it hasn’t always been that way. […]

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T.J.’s Travels: Five things I enjoy about the Kings Royal

Today official starts our coverage of the 3 Kings Royal weekend. I don’t planning on letting Mother Nature ruin what should be a pretty good weekend of racing at Eldora. Here are five reasons the Kings Royal is one of my favorite events to cover over the past 20 years on TJSlideways.com. […]