Are you listening mother nature? We're not really happy with you right about now (like there's a damn thing we could do about it). We need you to work with us, need you to help our tracks dry out, and if it's not too much to ask for, how about an additional ten degrees of warmth as a good faith gesture for all the rain and snow!
The elements managed to claim both the Lucas Oil Late Model and World of Outlaw Late Model weekends, and also pushed back our area opener, the Chiller Thriller at Mercer Raceway Park back another week. And Central PA looks like a hard sell at this point as far as weather goes. But there's still plenty of action out there! Now then, let's see what's On Tap!
Before we begin. We'd like to take a moment to say goodbye to a legend...
As most of you know, Eldora builder and owner Earl Baltes passed away this week. And the hole in the dirt racing landscape is non patchable. They say nobody is irreplaceable, but whoever "they" were apparently never met Earl. He had a dream, a vision, and made it come to life, but as evidenced by those who knew him best, never once let it change who he was. A down to earth, grateful, and accommodating individual who was selfless in pursuit of his dream. Uncommon in today's day and age. Godspeed Earl...
Renegades of DIRT Modifieds North Carolina Nationals; Friendship Motor Speedway, Mar 27-28
One of the biggest modified events on the east coast takes place this weekend at Friendship Motor Speedway in North Carolina. A whopping $10,000 will be up for grabs as the Renegades of DIRT take to the track for a two day show. Friday will feature a pair of $1,000 to win features while the big prize will occur Saturday night. Kyle Strickler aka..the high side tickler, will be looking to defend this title against Nick Hoffman, Derek Ramey, Tyler Nicely and over 60 other hopefuls including one Max McLaughlin fresh off his first open wheel modified win do battle.
This event keeps growing and will attract a good number of drivers from out of the area as well, and would be well worth the purchase on PPV!
Points Coming Into the Weekend:
1. Derek Ramey
2. Shon Flanary
3. Jacob Hawkins
4. DJ Kline
5. Rich Michael Jr
Ways to follow:
You can catch the action via pay per view from Speed51 by clicking here:
|From Nat'l Speed Sport News|
World of Outlaws at Silver Dollar Speedway (CA) and Antioch (CA) Mar 28-29
Carson Macedo returns to the scene of his biggest career victory this coming Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. The 2014 Gold Cup Winner will be looking to make it two in a row at the famed 1/4 mile, and in his way, will be the likes of Sweet, McMahan, Pittman, Shane Stewart and a fully loaded California side, and also some guy named Schatz too.
But it's not only the drivers at Chico, it's the track. It's tacky, semi banked and can lend itself to a mid pack driver making a charge to the front simply by avoiding mishaps.
Sunday, the Outlaws take on Antioch where Kerry Madsen scored the closest victory in WoO history, beating out Californian Kyle Hirst by a mere .005 seconds at the line. Rico Abreu will be in action at both tracks this weekend and he'll be looking for his third victory of the season as will Donny Schatz.
Points Coming Into the Weekend
1. Shane Stewart- 1399
2. Donny Schatz- 1381
3. Paul McMahan- 1375
4. Brad Sweet- 1357
5. Joey Saldana- 1339
Ways To Follow:
There's no video this weekend, but both nights are available in live audio. You can listen to the action with the great Johnny Gibson on the call at DirtVision Here
USMTS Modifieds; King of America; Humboldt Speedway; March 26-28
It's not exactly a tour weekend for the USMTS Modifieds, but it's one of those events than can make a season for a prospective driver. The Annual King of America at Humboldt Speedway (KS) takes place this weekend with $10,000 on the line for the winner of the 100 lap feature event on Saturday night. There are over 60 entries currently with the expectation of a few more. Previous winners include Rodney Sanders, Ryan Gustin, Stormy Scott and Kelly Shryock.
There will be heats on Thursday and Friday and passing points will be taken into account to help set the field.
Ways to Follow:
There will be live PPV coverage from racindirt.com for all three days, check it out here
Also this weekend:
- Southern All Stars Late Models at Cherokee Speedway (SC) March 29
- Race of Champions Big Block Modifieds at Bridgeport Speedway (NJ) March 28
- Open Northeast Modifieds at Big Diamond Speedway (PA) March 29
- Carolina Clash Late Models at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (NC) March 28
- Ultimate Super Late Model Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway (TN) March 28
- King of the West "Civil War Series" Sprints at Petaluma (CA) March 28