Since its inception in 1981, some of the top short track racers in the country have tested themselves at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in the All American 400.  The event has seen different formats and race cars through the years, but the constant has been a marquee status among short track racing events, drawing some of […]

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Strange things happen in racing, and on this particular occasion they happened just one year apart.  On this date in 1955, Billy Myers won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Billy had three known wins at the track during the 1955 season.   Just one year later, Billy’s […]

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Snowball Derby week officially started on Tuesday night at Beef O’Brady’s just down the road from Five Flags Speedway, as fans, drivers, and teams gathered for the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party. Many top drivers, both Derby veterans and rookies, were on hand, and it was a party only fit for the biggest Super Late Model […]

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The All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) has a storied history dating back to its inaugural running in 1981.  Many of the greats in short track racing history have competed in the crown jewel event.  Speed51’s resident “stat boy,” Elgin Traylor, has ranked those greats based on their performance in the All American […]

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One of the most infamous cars in short track racing history was Gary Balough’s “Batmobile,” which won Super DIRT Week in 1980.  The car roared to life again this past weekend in anticipation of an exhibition during Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway (NY) on October 25-27.   Big-Block Modified standout and NASCAR […]

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Mike Garvey wants to make one thing clear: he never said he was retiring; he was just taking a break.   After a nearly three-year hiatus from racing stock cars, that break will end Friday night as Garvey has teamed up with racing legend Gary Balough to drive a Super Late Model in the Blizzard […]

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OAKS, PA – With more than 1,000 race wins to his credit, it is easy to understand how Gary Balough earned the nickname ‘Hot Shoe’. The veteran racer, still recovering from a stairway fall, will be spending the weekend with attendees at the 34th edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show […]

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It’s not often that a Big-Block Modified star ends up behind the wheel of an asphalt Super Late Model, but that has been the case for Stewart Friesen in 2018.  Now, after a trio of starts this year, Friesen is gearing up for the biggest challenge of them all: the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at […]

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SUSSEX, NJ — On Sunday, October 12, 1980, dirt track Modified racing was changed forever when Florida driver Gary Balough, behind the wheel of a revolutionary race car, totally dominated the Super DIRT Week Schaefer 200 before a full house crowd at the New York State Fairgrounds and a national ESPN television audience.   The […]

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