Not even the most crazed special effects artists could have pictured the scene in turn one at Evergreen Speedway in Washington State Saturday night.   On lap 28 of the night’s 75-lap Super Late Model feature, a massive firestorm consumed a portion of the track, including three of the speedway’s finest competitors. Thankfully the flames […]

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The show must go on.  That is a phrase made famous in the entertainment industry, but today it holds true for the racing industry as well.  According to published reports, Lynn Phillips, promoter of the Talladega Short Track, says the 25th annual Ice Bowl (Dirt Late Models) from Jan 7 – 10 will go on […]

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The historic Talladega Short Track has been ablaze overnight.   A portion of the dirt track, just down the road from the Talladega Super Speedway, was on fire Sunday evening.  According to ABC 33/40, the blaze began around 8pm CT and is now out.  The Lincoln Fire Department that responded to the incident also said […]

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A wreck on the second lap of Saturday’s Highland Home Building Centres 75 for the NAPA Sportsman Series at Riverside International Speedway (NS) has caught the local and motorsports industry media ablaze, no pun intended.   The penultimate round of the series, which splits nine races between the high banked 1/3-mile oval outside Antigonish, Nova […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: 51’s X-Factor is a new feature on Speed51.com that features opinions from 51 columnists on racing’s hottest topics. Rob Blount, the author of this editorial, is the Northeast Editor for Speed51.com. The views which are expressed in the following column are his own and not necessarily the views of Speed51.com and/or its partners.) […]

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The two words you keep hearing over and over from Mark Mason is “Thank you!” Just a few weeks ago, Mason won his second Late Model feature in a row at Angola Motorsport Speedway in Fremont, Indiana.  On the way home, his hauler caught on fire, due to a suspected electrical issue, while he was […]

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Mark Mason will be the first to tell you that he is a construction worker by day and a racer on the weekend. On Saturday, June 21st, the weekend warrior went from celebrating his second feature win in a row for the Late Model division at Angola Motor Speedway in Fremont, Indiana to shedding tears […]

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