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........THE FINAL SEASON........
If things do not appear as they should be, I am having issues again,
Sometimes trying to view in Google Chrome seems to help....
Do not fear....all issues will be gone at the end of 2014....

     
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Congratulations to the 2014 Champions
Guy Taylor
Bobby Beiler
Nick Macklin
John Bright Jr.
Marty Sullivan



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Photography Credits To:

JAMES JONES (DOUBLEJ)
GARY HATTER
DARIN STEWART
DAN STEWART
ROCKY RAGUSA
TERRY YOUNG
JEFF HALL
PHOTO BILLY........R.I.P.
CHRIS BORK
JOHN LEE

HILARY BALLARD
(if your name belongs here, please let me know)


Contributor Credits To:

JACK TAYLOR
GARY HATTER
DEEDEE HAMILTON
ROCKY RAGUSA
DOUBLE J
BRETT ZERFOWSKI
JON CAGLE
MICHAEL DESPAIN
JAMES ESSEX
JACK PUGH
BRUCE DULGAR
KOREY RICH
CHRIS NUNN
DARIN STEWART
DAN STEWART
TORRI FOLLOWELL
TERRY YOUNG
JACK WALBRING
JIMMY DEARING
PATTIE FROST
BETTY GLYNN
KEVIN KOVAC
STEVE STOECKLIN
JEFF NUN
TAMMY GUNDAKER
JEFF HALL
CHRIS TILLEY
BEN SHELTON
BRAD HOCKADAY
SCOTT KUHN
RYAN PEARSON
JASON WOODHEAD
and a few more....
AND THANKS TO
OUR 'EXTRA' REPORTERS
(If your name belongs here, let me know)

While concentrating on dirt late model and modified news, we also devote space to the support classes of racing, which brings fans and drivers to the tracks


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CURRENT/RECENT NEWS UPDATES
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Torri's Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track
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Sat Oct 18

Rain Postpones Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park to Sunday Afternoon
Carrier and Moyer on Front Row of Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship

Thu Oct 16

Annual Driver Awards Party, trophy presentation scheduled for Oct. 26 at Macon Speedway

Documentary Show Mega Speed to Film Episode at Portsmouth Raceway Park This Weekend 
20th Annual Coors Light Fall Classic at Whynot One Week Away
2014 Heartland Auto Racing Show Welcomes USRA Championship Awards Banquet

Wed Oct 15

Diveley, Little share Midwest Big Ten Series late model championship

Bobby Pierce Wracks Up 14 Victories In 2014 On His Way To Becoming Youngest Ever DIRTcar Late Model National Champion
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion and Rookie of the Year to be Decided this Weekend

Tue Oct 14

World Premier....American Real: The Forrest Lucas Story
2014 Season Finale on Tap for the Lucas Oil Late Models at Portsmouth Raceway Park

Mon Oct 13

Kankakee County Speedway "Run Whatcha Brung" Summary of Results, 10/12/14
Fall Classic for Southern Nationals Bonus Series at Ponderosa Speedway Now Oct. 31, Nov. 1
BRADY SHORT WINS THE HARVEST CUP AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY
Race of Champions Closes out 2014 Season at Plymouth Speedway

Sun Oct 12

Gustin Wins Feature; Simpson Collects Championship
Scott Bloomquist Picks the Cotton Again at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Sat Oct 11

Jack Sullivan and Scott Bloomquist Lead the Way in Cotton Pickin’ Magnolia State Prelims

Fri Oct 10

Osterhoff Wins Kankakee Finale; Lance Jr. Seals Championship
ABC 17 Fall Nationals Condensed to One Day
Friday's racing action cancelled due to weather, Saturday still on
BigFoot Monster Truck event is now FREE to everyone for the whole event Sat Oct 11
BigFoot Monster Truck Event Saturday, Oct 11...Family Fun All Day check it out

Jacksonville Speedway Ron Milton Night Of Champions This Saturday

Thu Oct 09

Yantz Family to Host Meet, Greet, and Eat with Racers and Fans at Richmond Raceway November 8
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 5th Annual Series Championship Event at Florence Speedway on October 25
Southern Nationals Bonus Series at Ponderosa Speedway Postponed Until October 31, November 1

Wed Oct 08

Drivers Prepare for Two Big Nights of Racing at Plymouth Speedway
ABC 17 Fall Nationals Lowers Curtain on MLRA Season

Tue Oct 07

ABC 17 MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout
is this Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 9th-11th!


Mon Oct 06

HARVEST CUP TO BE THE LAST RACE OF THE SEASON!
Scott Bloomquist Returns to Victory Lane in Lucas Oil Rome Showdown
Ponderosa Speedway Fall Classic Media Information, History, and Quick Facts
Ponderosa Speedway Friday Night Rumble Media Information, History, and Quick Facts



Previous 2014 updates

Driver Press Releases

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Ricky Weiss Crowned WISSOTA Late Model National Champion

Rodney Sanders Reaps Red River Spoils


Morgan Bagley Surges to Top Five in Magnolia State 100

Scott Groves and Eric Granger Join Forces for 2015
Tyler Erb Top Five Finish in Gumbo Nationals

Riley Hickman Conquers the Hornet's Nest; Cotton Pickin' 100 Next

Rodney Sanders Guns Down USRA National Championship Foes
Josh Richards Cleared to Return to Racing

Chase Junghans Notches Top Ten at Knoxville; Georgia Lucas Weekend Next

Bub McCool to Unveil Halloween Car 2014 at Gumbo Nationals

Kyle Beard Clinches Second Straight CCSDS Title

Tony Jackson Jr. Clinches MARS Title with Salina Triumph

Austin Hubbard Is the Big Kahuna at Roaring Knob

Shane Clanton Tops SAS at EAMS; Rome & Dixie Next


Chris Brown Bags Career Win in Armadillo Nationals; Cotton Pickin' Next


Farmer City, July 4th 2014

It was really nice to be back in my old stomping grounds. Seeing Racenut brought back a lot of good memories. From High School crushes to meeting my favorite drivers, I cannot wait to share that life with my young sons. I hope that the numbers increase at the track in both attendance and number of cars. That is what got me thinking, we know the future of racers are in ...
good hands thanks to a lot of father son combos.

With so many young guys learning the ropes, what happens when there is an ‘incident’ on the track? There are plenty of veteran drivers still winning and not ready to hand over the track to these young guys. What is the proper thing to do when cars get crashed and tempers flare?

In today’s technology, most of the time the incident is told on Facebook. Usually with only one perspective, the one who feels wronged. But what if the person in the wreck is just a teenager, is it right to “fight” them or do you fight the parent? I guess my thought is if they are old enough to race then they should be able to fight their own fights. It really irritates me when Mom jumps onto Facebook to complain about something that happened on the track, especially if their son already handled it.

The track is kind of like Vegas, what happens there should stay there. Handle a situation in the pits, not online. I like a good fight as much as the next guy, even if it takes your crew to fix a problem then do it. Fourteen or forty, be men and handle a disagreement. Don’t go look stupid online and remember there are three sides of every story. Or make the first punch count.

Fan appreciation night and fireworks at Farmer City made for a great night. It always surprises me the difference of atmospheres between different tracks. But for this girl, Farmer City will always be my home track.



Torri's Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track

Everyone knows behind each helmet visor there is someone who is more than just a driver. Many of those drivers are college graduates, blue collar workers, high school students, parents, and even grandparents. They are the same as us the fans, it’s part of the reason why it is easy to connect to our favorite drivers.
Working long hours as a farme...
r or being in the garage all night, is just the sacrifice some have to make. Luckily, there are a few little reasons to slow down a driver and sometimes a webmaster too. Grandchildren and young children have that effect, frequently a big reason why a driver retires.
As seen last week at Macon Speedway, a retirement is often temporary. Kyle Logue has sat out the beginning of the season, spending a lot of time with his adorable family. But when the opportunity arose, he jumped back into a late model and won the Lite Beer Twin 50’s Midwest Big Ten Series feature. He will also be wheeling a car in a few big events as the season continues.
Babies effect race schedules too. Either waiting for an expecting wife, or in Alan Crowder’s case a granddaughter to arrive, makes planning ahead difficult. As those babies grow, they become the next generation race fan. Then like Bobby Pierce and Brandon Sheppard, they become the next superstars. Fans and drivers are regularly more than just that, they become family, and that is part of why Dirt Track Racing is so great.

**Remember to follow Racenut Rambles for more Torri’s Track Talks, the MidwestDirtTrackFacts page will disappear at year’s end.

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Complete 2014 schedule/results


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NEWS  PAGE-ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS THAT DON'T FIT ANYWHERE ELSE

The tracks we cover:
Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA

Farmer City Raceway, Farmer City, IL
Kankakee County Speedway, Kankakee, IL
Moler Raceway Park, Williamsburg, OH
Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY
Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Macon Speedway, Macon, IL
Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Fairbury, IL
LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, IL
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO
Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, IN
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY
Quincy Raceways, Quincy, IL

IL State Fairgrounds-Springfield and DuQuoin

The series we cover:
AMERICAN  MODIFIED SERIES
COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES
UNITED MIDWEST PROMOTERS
LUCAS OIL
MIDWEST LATEMODEL RACE ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL DIRT RACING LEAGUE
WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS

QUICK CAR DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
MOWA
UMP DIRTcar Summernationals

EXTRAS....ALL OTHER TRACKS AND
SERIES NOT LISTED ABOVE