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T.J.’s Notebook: Brooms Galore!

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 […]


T.J.’s Tuesday Notebook: the Calm Before the Storm

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.


T.J.’s Notebook: Classic from the Couch

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. […]


T.J.’s Notebook: Mansfield Removing Pavement is a Game Changer

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. […]