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January 15, 2015

Winter gathering of friends

Heath Lawson

It’s not rare when traveling with a touring series, be it regional or national, to make friends — the occasional enemy — and a slew of life-long acquaintances. The same can be said for those who race each and every Saturday night at the local dirt track.

I personally don’t have a lot of friends like my wife does. She has folks who can come over, grill out or have a beer or two every so often. And then there are those friends you may slip away to dinner with or even catch a movie if MORE

December 26, 2014

Looking toward 2015

Heath Lawson

Holy cow, where did the year go?

Does it really seem like it’s been 11 months since folks were preparing for the annual pilgrimage to Georgia and Florida for Speedweeks?

And if you haven’t noticed in the last decade, the racing calendar has gotten even more crowded, so much so that it’s kinda hard to tell when one season ends and the other begins.

Do you stop racing in October to have a couple of months to get ready for Florida? Do you just take December off and thrash for a month or so to MORE

October 30, 2014

Tennessee touring

A few weeks ago I had to take a company trip to east Tennessee. I spent four days up there, mostly in meetings, with a little spare time to squeeze in a beer, some decent food and a trip over to Jimmy Owens’ shop in Newport, Tenn.

I caught Owens as he and his team were preparing to head to Ohio to the Dirt Track World Championship. On that note, I have to say that Owens was insanely accommodating. The team was busy. They were working hard to repair the Club 29 race car that he rolled weeks MORE