Friday, February 12, 2016

DIRTcar Nationals Pickem Standings After Night #2

Our very own Josh Bayko advanced from the 18th position after Night 1 to take the lead by a small margin. We're back underway tonight with the first of three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Series races this weekend.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

EPA Attempting To Interfere In Racing- Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

We don't often like to get too serious here at TDN, but this might need some attention. It has been announced that the Environmental Protection Agency will be pushing legislation that would effectively make any modification to any traditional over the road car, into a purpose racing vehicle illegal. 

We realize much of the dirt racing world uses almost nothing found on a traditional car anymore. However,  drivers and owners of four cylinder modified street cars along with many pure stock competitors and even a few street stock competitors could be affected adversely here. And we consider those teams just as much a part of the sport that we love so much, as teams in the higher divisions.

What's more, is that if the EPA carries forward with this proposal, it sets in motion precedents that could potentially make room for further unwanted intervention in our sport which we think we can all agree would be detrimental. If we as a sport let them do this uncontested, you can rest assured, they'll be back in a few years to try to tack on even more legislation. To be honest, we wish the EPA would be more diligent in declaring any automotive racing property useless for any other purpose outside of auto racing, this would make sense. But as it stands, they will now move forward wasting precious tax dollars which will have little effect as part of a clean air act, and only hinder racing operations that provide economic benefit for tracks, parts and component manufactures, and other related industries.

Folks, it's time to let your voice be heard. We need to sound off with a common voice that further EPA intervention in automotive racing is wasteful, relatively useless, and is most often proposed as a brainchild of a person or a group of people whom have never attended a race in their lives.

Here's more on the proposed legislation: EPA Statement on Proposed Legislation

And here's how to contact the EPA and politely tell them to get the hell out of our sport:

Contact The Enviromnental Protection Agency

Please take a few minutes and tell them how you feel! And DON'T FORGET to contact your local congressman as well and tell them your position.

Also on topic here, an article from Road and Track with a different perspective. the EPA did make a clarification to the language.  No, The EPA Just Didn't Outlaw Your Racecar- Road and Track

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 TDN DIRTcar Nationals Pickem Contest

Folks, we've finally made it! The TDN Pickem off-season is finally over! Our 3rd Annual DIRTcar Nationals Pickem contest is here to kick off the start of a great 2016 season.

Many of you know the rules, and how to play. For those new (shame on you for holding out until now), here's how it works:

You'll pick 3 sprint car drivers and 3 late model drivers from our predetermined groups. These will be your drivers for the entire week and a half stretch of racing at Volusia.

Sprint drivers will accrue points on both All Star sprint nights and all three World of Outlaws events (5 races in total).

Late model drivers will earn points for all three nights of UMP-sanctioned racing as well as all three nights of the World of Outlaws late models (6 races in total).

For this Pickem contest, drivers will only earn points for their feature finish.

Points system:
1(35), 2(32), 3(30), 4(28), 5(26), 6(25), 7(24), 8(23), 9(22), 10(21), 11(20), 12(19), 13(18), 14(17), 15(16), 16(15), 17(14), 18(13), 19(12), 20(11), 21+(10)

1st - $50 Visa gift card
2nd - Choice of any R&R Racewear t-shirt
3rd - $15 Subway gift card

Goodluck, now go get the gator!

(contest link)