By T.J. Buffenbarger After a lot of buildup and speculation from who might show up to what the weather would be like the first Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway went off with […]
By T.J. Buffenbarger The past weekend of sprint car racing saw plenty of brooms being handed out for weekend “sweeps” of feature events. The sweep receiving the most press was Donny Schatz winning both World […]
When the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions push off for their first event of the 2017 season Thursday night at Bubba Raceway Park the series the makeup of the teams viaing for the 2017 series championship will look vastly different than 2016. […]
This past weekend and this weekend are the closest thing to quiet before things ramp up with Florida Speedweeks. Races in United States are starting to pick up and drivers that have competed overseas are starting to make their way home to start the 2017 season.
The longer I run TJSlideways.com my interest in International sprint car racing grows. Thanks to the wonders of technology I rolled out of bed Sunday morning at 5:00 a.m. to catch the last two B-Mains and the feature during the finale of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Australia. My morning of “Classic from the Couch” was a great way to start the day. […]
Mansfield Speedway announced on Wednesday the scope of the track’s conversion to a dirt racing surface changed by removing the existing blacktop surface. Originally the plan was to lay the dirt over the blacktop, but after evaluating the surface and potential pitfalls the decision was made remove the asphalt. Thursday the first images appeared of the work taking place. […]
With racing in Australia and New Zealand on New Year’s Day the racing seasons starts in earnest during the Chili Bowl Nationals. That is when things pick up from the holidays and continue fast and furiously until after the PRI Show.
The final preliminary night for the 31st Annual Chili Bowl Nationals pushes off tonight. My 2017 picks have been…something. There is no truth in the rumor of victory lane confetti being made up of torn […]
By T.J. Buffenbarger Predictions for the Chili Bowl Nationals might be the most challenging of any year since I started writing these pre-race columns. Of the drivers that have locked in through the first two […]