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July 28, 2016

A fresh mindset

About two months ago, we broke a motor, which will likely keep us sidelined the rest of the season. At best, we could be back on track in late fall with another Limited Late Model motor in place and run a few shows here and there.

Of course that depends on how much can be salvaged from the broken engine. The most likely scenario will be getting a crate engine for the start of the 2017 season and keeping an all-steel engine on reserve to run a few higher paying races now and then. My fear is that MORE

June 30, 2016

Analysis of a phenom


I don’t like to use the word phenom very much when describing racers. Obviously short for phenomenal, the term phenom is typically reserved for a young talent who you know will be a superstar. The tag is mostly used to describe stick-and-ball athletes. After watching Sunday’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., I feel compelled to call race winner Bobby Pierce a racing phenom.

I realize Pierce, even at the tender age of 19, already has several years of MORE

May 12, 2016

Finding balance in prosperity


Prosperity can be a strange bird. Strange indeed.

Often, many of us don’t even realize we are enjoying prosperity when we’re in the moment. All too often, we take things for granted and then wonder what’s wrong when things change, never stopping to think that perhaps the anomaly isn’t the now, but instead the past.

For instance. Suppose we get used to seeing 20 Late Models at our local track every Saturday night for four or five consecutive years. Then, slowly, we get down to just 10 on a MORE