As I sat in the lobby of a Holiday Inn Express near Lansing, Michigan on Saturday morning, I received a text from my boss, Speed51.com owner Bob Dillner, that made me giddy.   The event I had originally planned on working at New Paris Speedway (IN) had already been canceled, so we were tossing ideas […]

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ROSSBURG, Ohio -- Just days after setting an all-time attendance record for the Dirt Late Model Dream, Eldora Speedway officials confirmed 10 of the marquee dates for its 2019 calendar of events.   The 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 6-7-8, 2019.   The 36th annual $50,000-to-win Kings […]

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Scott Bloomquist overcame a shoulder injury and charged from his 15th starting spot to earn an unprecedented eighth career Dirt Late Model Dream victory Saturday night at Eldora Speedway (OH).   Bloomquist's path to becoming the first driver to score back-to-back victories in the $100,000 race was not an easy one.   The driver from […]

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With racing events being held all over the country this weekend, we’ve assembled a list of the top 10 short track racing events that race fans should attend throughout the country.   1) The Dream at Eldora Speedway (OH) – One Dirt Late Model driver will wake up from a dream Saturday night at Eldora Speedway […]

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Rossburg, OH – The man is on a roll. Donny Schatz completed the weekend sweep of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of Let’s Race Two at Eldora Speedway holding off Logan Schuchart for the second consecutive night. It was Schatz’ eighth win of the 2018 season and fourth in his last […]

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Rossburg, OH -- For Chris Windom, this is supposed to be his big May. The reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ has a jam-packed schedule of short track races across the Midwest to compete in and is on the verge of his first start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   If Saturday night's #LetsRaceTwo […]

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Rossburg, OH -- Brady Bacon is a renaissance man of sorts. Wing or wingless, running the top or the bottom, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native seems to adapt to a multitude of situations on any given racetrack.   Under the Friday night lights of Eldora Speedway's #LetsRaceTwo, Bacon was thrust into performing all those roles […]

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There's no questioning that the 2018 short track racing season is officially underway.  Temperatures are rising, tension is rising and there's no better place to be this time of year than a short track.  With racing events being held all over the country this weekend, we've assembled a list of the top 10 short track […]

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Announcers are more than just people who talk (or sometimes yell) into microphones.  At a short track racing event, they are just as much a part of the show as the racers.  They can be the difference between a good show and a great show.   The responsibility of an announcer is to keep his […]

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A race track is more than just an oval sheet of asphalt or dirt.  It’s a place where memories are made.  It’s a place where thousands of people visit each year to spend their hard-earned money and be entertained.   The qualities that make a good race track a great race track go beyond just […]

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