Hello Rog, I live in Texas , met you at 281 Speedway one night and
sure have enjoyed following your website. I hated to see you leave
Texas as you did a ton for racing here in this area. But, I know
you were moving back home to Illinois .
I noticed you haven't posted any photos or new articles/entries in
awhile on your "writers" page. I hope everything is OK.
Your tremendous amount of hard work and effort covering racing is
Tuesday April the 2nd I got this letter from Wes Games,
down at 281 Speedway, Stevensville TX. The letter did several things
#1. It made me feel really good that somebody notices how hard we
work at trying to promote racing.
#2. You have no idea of how bad I’m missing Texas and all the racing
#3. Made me realize I wasn’t taking care of things the way I should
with my column.
Now I’m gonna make my excuses and then we’ll get on with this thing.
Its April 3rd
we’ve snow in the effin ditches! They ran
at LaSalle last week and they had to take a end-loader to clear off
the track. It was the $10,000 to win Late Models Spring Thaw.
Brian Birkhofer was the winner. There wasn’t another race
within 250 miles!
LarrE down in South Carolina got to go to Lancaster Speedway for
the $30,000 to win Carolina Crown that Jonathan Davenport won. I
saw Jonathan run at the Winter Nationals down in Florida. He’s
always been BAD fast but this year he was GOOD fast. And you knew he
was gonna have a breakout. I’m happy to see it happen for him.
In South Carolina you can catch a race every single
week. The tracks close at Thanksgiving and they don’t open ‘til the
first of March. But, in between someone is having a race every
week. So… if you’ve got the bug you can go. In Texas the tracks
all close at the end of October, but each weekend, a different track
runs a big 2 or 3 day race to finish the year. This that goes
on until the first week of December. In Texas they say they’re gonna
start again the 1st
of February, but they can’t do it
cause it rains a lot until the 2nd
week of March.
I used to go to Flordia for the Winter Nationals, and when I came
back from the Winter Nationals everyone was racing. It made in nice
and easy for me to get to a race. LarrE has gone to over 20 races
this year so far! VADirt has covered over 10. Goose has been to 6
different race tracks and he lives in Colorado! But here I am in
this God-forsaken place, out on the prairie, with snow in the
ditches the first week in April. So those are my excuses, and
they’re not very good. Sorry you have got so little from me , but we
have had you a lot of coverage from our other LuvRacin Reporters.
Check it out!
I started out dissing this GEN 6 car from NASCAR, but I
think it’s a race car. The last three races have been really
good. If people didn’t like what happened at California Speedway
then they don’t like racing! The finish was fantastic. The car is
racey, and it’s not easy to pass, but you can
pass. They had
several leaders in the race. Kurt Busch got penalized had to go to
the back and made a run for the front. I really like what he’s doing
in the Furniture Row car. Regardless of what you think about
them, the Busch boys can drive race cars.
led most of the race, and he had fallen back just a little bit. Joey
Logano and Denny Hamlin were battling for the lead. Ever since they
split up as teammates at Joe Gibbs racing, the two have been going
back and forth…even sharing words on Twitter. In the last 15 laps
they put on an absolutely great race. On the last restart Joey was
leading and he went low to block Stewart and shut Tony’s run off.
This seemed to make Tony really upset, and after the race he went up
and punched him! And Joey punched him back.
In the race for the win with Denny
Hamlin they wrecked each other. Kyle Busch went by on the high side
and ended up winning the race. Denny Hamlin ended up in the hospital
with broken vertebrae in his back. He’s out for “6 weeks”. I’ve seen
other drivers with the same injury and they were out for the whole
year. I hope that’s not the case with Denny. I think the reason
that everybody’s mad at Logano is, that every race this year he’s
been there at the end. He’s gonna start winning and live up to all
the hype that everyone gave him when he came into the series.
We’ve got several new reporters at LuvRacin! Craig
Gabriele, out of Connecticut, is covering the Asphalt Modified at
Stafford Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl. Not only does he shoot
pictures but he writes! Read his stuff on his page. Full
throttle on the writers photographers page. Pete Smith also
writes. He’s in Ohio. He covered the opener at Attica and it’s kind
of a family milestone in the spring for Pete when Attica opens. I
think he’s been going there 20 years with his father Mike. You can
read his stuff on the writers and photographers page: Buckeye
Openwheel. Eating Dirt with big Steve is Steve Wright’s column,
but Steve doesn’t write. He’s got pictures of Jackson County. He’s
also in Ohio. And then there’s Jenn Wasnea who just covered LaSalle
as her first time reporting for LuvRacin! This week she’ll be at
the World of Outlaw Illini 100 in Farmer City. So we’ve got four new
reports covering racin for you across the country.
As for me, I’m going to be at Illini 100 and the opening at Macon!
My favorite track!