TRACK #4/2017 Toledo Speedway

TRACK: Toledo Speedway (Toledo, OH)

EVENT: Spring 200

DIVISIONS: ARCA/CRA Super Series, ARCA Super 6 Gold Cup

DATE: April 22, 2017

Trackside Now: CRA SS & ARCA Gold Cup at Toledo (OH)
STORY: Campbell Gets Redemption in the Glass City at Spring 200
STORY: Needles Out-Duels Fair to Take ARCA Gold Cup Victory
VIDEO: Campbell and VanDoorn Recap CRA Spring 200 at Toledo (51 Network Subscription Required)
VIDEO: Campbell Races Through CRA Super Series Field for Victory (51 Network Subscription Required)
VIDEO: ARCA Gold Cup Highlights from Toledo Speedway (51 Network Subscription Required)

TRACK: #3/2017 Lucas Oil Raceway Park

TRACK: Lucas Oil Raceway Park (Indianapolis, IN)

EVENT: CRA Cabin Fever Championships

DIVISIONS: Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks, NSTA Top Speed Modifieds, Vore’s Compact Touring Series

DATE: April 2, 2017

STORY: Fisher Snags Victory at LOR After Amor Breaks Late
STORY: Rowe Overcomes Penalty, Locks Himself Into Bristol Mod Race
VIDEO: CRA Street Stock Highlights from Lucas Oil Raceway (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
VIDEO: Late Model Sportsman Lucas Oil Raceway Highlights (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
VIDEO: Top Speed Modifieds 40 Lapper at Lucas Oil Raceway (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)

TRACK: #2/2017 Kern County Raceway Park

TRACK: Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA)

EVENT: Winter Showdown

DIVISIONS: Spears Southwest Tour Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series

DATES: February 10-11, 2017


STORY: Thorn Wins Crown Jewel Race in Backyard at Winter Showdown
STORY: Barnes Seizes the Moment in Winter Showdown Mod Race
TRACKSIDE NOW: TRACKSIDE NOW: Winter Showdown – Raceday – Bakersfield, CA
HIGHLIGHTS: VIDEO: SLM Winter Showdown 250 Lap Race Highlights (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
HIGHLIGHTS: VIDEO: Winter Showdown Lucas Oil Modified 50 Lap Race Kern County (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
VIDEO: Ride With Donnie Wilson at Winter Showdown (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
VIDEO: On Board Erik Jones at the Winter Showdown (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
VIDEO: On-Board with Bubba Pollard Winter Showdown (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)
VIDEO: On Board W/ Winter Showdown Victor Derek Thorn (51 NETWORK SUB REQUIRED)

iRacing: I’m Going Around the Clock Again!

After winning the 9th (of 10) GT3 split of the inaugural “24 Hours of Daytona” in 2015 and winning the 7th Daytona Prototype split of the 2016 edition, Can-Am Racing Series is bringing four cars to the 2017 race.

Here’s a brief history of Can-Am’s previous runs at the 24 Hours of Daytona! Continue reading “iRacing: I’m Going Around the Clock Again!”

Stream of the Week: Awesome Games Done Quick 2017

Stream of the Week:
Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 (Benefitting Prevent Cancer Foundation)

Sunday, January 8th through Sunday, January 15th

Speed runners try to race through their favorite games to turn in fast times.  While The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time may have taken you more than 50 hours to complete, it can be beaten in less than 20 minutes at Awesome Games Done Quick.  Runs range across various games and platforms, with several run variations including “glitchless”, “Any %”, and “Tool-Assisted”.

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Through My Lens: Beauty in Destruction

Taken in the Cobbly Nob community…the remains of one of the community’s cabins.  While the Chimney stands tall, beams of light fall from the skies in the background.  I took this in December while visiting with family.

Mansfield Memories: Make America Dirt Again?

So, it happened:  the recently-rumored transition for Mansfield is true.  A new lease deal brings a new promoter, and Mansfield will return to being a dirt track following two years of asphalt racing.  Or at least, since it re-opened for the 2015 season.

As a fan of asphalt racing, I am sad to see possibly the best asphalt facility in Ohio go dirt.  But…I will be the first to admit that it makes sense.  Mansfield’s roots are in dirt, and dirt racing is absolutely thriving right now…especially in Ohio.  Eldora, Fremont, Attica, Sharon, Atomic…I could go on and on.  All top tracks on touring series, both regionally and nationally.

However, since Columbus Motor Speedway is now becoming a Major League Lacrosse stadium, the region needs racing.  Dirt provides that opportunity to reinvigorate the region, and use a facility that would otherwise potentially sit vacant (see Lake Erie Speedway, used for racing only a handful of times since an attempted sale fell through). Continue reading “Mansfield Memories: Make America Dirt Again?”

Akron, Marietta Share Ohio Athletic Conference Connection

Thanks to my Fraternity Brother Chuck and his wife Noel (shoutout to his blogging challenge!), I got to enjoy a night of Akron Zips Men’s Basketball at the James A. Rhodes Arena (affectionately known as The JAR).  While we attempted to eat our way through the included buffet, the Zips beat Bowling Green’s Falcons 89 to 84.

While the win kicked off Akron’s Mid-American Conference schedule, it also allowed the team’s head coach Keith Dambrot to complete a major milestone for the program at home.  We’ll get back to that in a minute. Continue reading “Akron, Marietta Share Ohio Athletic Conference Connection”