New People, More Coverage
Tony Stewartís always in the lead paragraph. He won the ASCS sprint car race at Lincoln, NE Saturday night. Goose covered it. He wins in a variety of cars in a variety of places. I know heís the best since Foyt. AJ Foyt was the best race car driver I ever saw. Mario Andretti was the most talented and smoothest race car driver I ever saw. Scott Bloomquist is the smartest racecar driver I ever saw. Tony luvís racin. Geez, heís won in go karts this year, Sprint cars this year. Heís won prelude to the dream in a Late Model. Heís won in Indy Cars. Heís been the champion in Midgets and Sprint cars. And most important, Tony hasnít forgotten his roots; he continues to help promote racing at every level Ė not just the top. Thank you, Tony!
Denny Hamlin won the cup race at Kansas with Tonyís old crew chief. Martin Truex ran second, and had a couple of real good tries. All the Toyotas are running better this year. Truex is 2nd in points, and the Joe Gibbs guys are doing great. On to Richmond where I Think VA Dirt will have coverage.
It was a little too cool Friday night to go to the races so I went to Joeís Crab Shack and ate by myself. Sharylís still in Illinois, preparing the way (the move is going to be May the 11th). She found a Four-Leaf-Clover in the yard of the house weíre moving to, and sheís never found one before. She said itís a good omen. Lucky Sharyl!
Lucky me! I got to go to 2 racetracks in one night on a Saturday night! First I went to Cowtown Speedway which is always a great track with great racing. Jeff Martinez is doing a great job of getting the Cowtown crowd back.
Then I went to Richard Snyderís Kennedale Speedway Park. 25 cars in the A Modified Main. 24 cars in the Sport Mod main. 24 cars in the I-Stock main. Absolutely great racing. I talked to Doug Rollo and Neil Palmer who announce at Kennedale. (Neil also announces at Boyd Speedway on Friday night). They have a new deal going on at RacingWithNeil and theyíre doing in-depth interviews with local drivers. They go to their shop to do it. Check it out at RacingWithNeil. If you canít find it, we have a link on our Texas Link Page to Neilís great site.
Iím trying to get around to all the North Texas tracks before I go. I think next weekend Iíll go to HOT, Heart O Texas Speedway, on Friday night and either Ennis or Devilís Bowl on Saturday night. Next week I think Iíll do RPM Speedway and Super Bowl Speedway.
We need people to help from Dallas on SouthÖ if youíre interested in being a race reporter, contact me.
VA Dirt covered the opening of Virginia Motor Speedway. Weíre now starting to get coverage in the West VA and Penn area. Jon Aldridge is our new guy in West Virginia. He loves Late Models. He went to Roaring Knob Friday night where they had 10,000 people for the Lucas Oil Late Models. Weíve also got coverage from Bryan Chase. Heís our Pennsylvania guy. He went to the opening at Penn Can. Charity Price was holding down Diamond Park Speedway. Ina Morrell and her husband chase races all over the country. She came on with us, and she had some coverage of the USAC Midges at 311 Speedway. She has a really ambitious summer plan. I donít have her page yet but itíll be called Short Stuff Shots.
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