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The Twilight Zone Racing Season Continues

Last Thursday if someone would have told me the Little 500 would rain out, the leader of the Indy 500 would lose the race after hitting the wall coming off turn four on the final lap, and that I-96 Speedway’s World of Outlaws show would drag out until after midnight after a feature full of massive accidents I would have bet against that trifecta occurring. […]

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Personalities That Make Race Officials Miserable

Racing officials, no matter how large or small their roll is, generally is a low or no pay job done by people that simply love the sport. Most nights the best outcome and official can hope for is going through a program without being yelled at… […]

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Trade Shows, Chili Bowl, and More!

With off season trade shows in full swing and indoor races right around the corner the news is starting to pour into office at TJSlideways.com. Here are just a few of the notes we have picked up on this week: […]

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Rumble Series rings in the New Year, Ride Changes, and More!

Over the past 12 years the Rumble Series has evolved into a mid-winter gathering of racers young and old for a change to gather with friends for some winter racing. Part of the series success has been the availability of the Fort Wayne Exposition Center on the weekend between Christmas and New Years Day. This season an interesting challenge arose with both holidays falling on Saturday.
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

20 Years after Bobby Allen produced one of the greatest upsets in sprint car racing history the Knoxville Nationals created another drama surprise when Tim Shaffer posted the victory in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the event. With an event that had seen a decline in attendance the 50th anniversary combined with memorable preliminary racing and a thrilling finale should bode well for the future. […]

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Canadian Fans Crazy About Sprint Cars

By T.J. Buffenbarger More than not the World of Outlaws sprint car series is the biggest event to take place at a short track during their racing season. The traveling circus of giant haulers, t-shirt […]

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TJ’s Notes and Quotes from Rumble in the Expo 2002

Mike Fedorcak became the first driver to win midget features at both the Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Center in Fort Wayne after his victory on Friday night. Fedorcak may limit his racing now to the confines of indoor arenas, but he is still a threat to win every time he straps in a car. Fedorcak uses the indoor races as motivation to keep in shape all year. […]

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World Series Sprintcars Vs The Parramatta Posse?

Saturday morning while most people in America will be sleeping (or out partying) the Australian version of sprint car civil war will be taking place at Parramatta City Raceway as the World Sprintcar Series takes on the strongest weekly program of sprint cars in the land Down Under. […]

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Quickie Version of the Labor Day Weekend 2002

When a person goes to races as long as I have in my short lifetime only a few weekends really stand out amongst the others. I have a feeling down the road this past Labor Day weekend will be one of those as I took in four different tracks in four nights. During those four events I saw Late Models (I’m not proud), AVSS, USAC Midgets, All Star Sprints, and 305 sprints. […]