NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Where the rubber meets the dirt

The technical inspection process in short track racing can be as extensive as a complete autopsy or as casual as a wink and a wave. One thing is for certain: the more the purse money goes up, the more thorough the inspection process. In the world of dirt racing, most of the tech inspections involve weighing the car unless someone protests the winner. However, once the winner takes home more than $10,000, the tires also become a target of post race inspection. Such was the case for Jason Feger at the Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway. Feger won the $20,000 first prize at the World of Outlaw Late Model event on April 6th. However, samples were taken from the tires he was using in his heat race and, after analysis by an independent lab, Feger was found to have altered tires. There is no quicker way to get in trouble in the dirt world than alter your tires.

As a result of the failed test, Feger forfeited his win and his associated winnings, and he was suspended from competition in the World of Outlaws and UMP DIRTCar Late Model Sanctioned events for three months. Additionally, he faced a $3,000 fine and a loss of 1,000 WoO points. Feger immediately filed an appeal, which was heard this week by a three member World Racing Group appeals board. After considering all of the evidence presented, the board unanimously voted to uphold the fines and suspension.

Feger has an option to appeal to Rolling Helmling, the Chairman Potestas. Should that appeal fail, aside from legal action, Feger will have no choice but to sit out the three months, racing in unsanctioned events or hitting the Lucas Oil Late Model circuit.

Feger maintains that the positive test was the result of a cleaning fluid used on his tires. Dirt racers frequently clean their tires to ensure maximum grip when they hit the track. While it is quicker with a solution with some sort of soap, it can also cause the tests to register that the compound of the tire has been altered. The debate rages on as to whether cleaning compounds that are purchased over the counter do or do not change the makeup of the tires. Feger claims that they were using Simple Green to clean the tires on his car. The ironic aspect of this discussion is that the tires that Feger is being held accountable for were only used in the heat race and not in the feature. Running well in the heat was hardly going to guarantee him a win in the 100 lap feature.

The role of any sanctioning body is to ensure that the racing that takes place under their watch is as fair and unbiased as it can possibly be. Whether tire sniffers and test labs are able to accurately detect altered tire compounds is a raging argument that has gone on for years in the short track racing world. Cheating of any kind is unacceptable and while the ability to measure parts on cars is rather easy, checking the alteration of the compound of a tire can be far more difficult. The only thing that sanctioning bodies can do is inform drivers up front that their tires will be tested with a certain method. The racers have the choice to race or not. In the end, a reputation can be ruined over a small piece of rubber removed from a tire and looked at by some guys in lab coats.

This Weekend’s Racing Schedule

Friday 05/03/13 Lavonia Speedway Lavonia GA World of Outlaw Late Models
Friday 05/03/13 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville IL 305 Winged Sprints
Friday 05/03/13 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville IL Hornets
Friday 05/03/13 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville IL Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville IL Stock Cars
Friday 05/03/13 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee IL I-Mods
Friday 05/03/13 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee IL Pro Late Models
Friday 05/03/13 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee IL UMP Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee IL UMP Sport Compacts
Friday 05/03/13 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee IL UMP Stock Cars
Friday 05/03/13 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee IL UMP Super Late Models
Friday 05/03/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL ASCS Winged Sprints
Friday 05/03/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
Friday 05/03/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Pro-Crate Late Models
Friday 05/03/13 US 36 Raceway Cameron MO USAC Sprint Cars
Friday 05/03/13 Valley Speedway Grain Valley MO POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets
Friday 05/03/13 Ace Speedway Altamahaw NC USAC Eastern Ignite Midgets
Friday 05/03/13 Eldora Speedway Rossburg OH Stock Cars
Friday 05/03/13 Eldora Speedway Rossburg OH World of Outlaw Sprint Cars
Friday 05/03/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Factory Stocks
Friday 05/03/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Limited Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Street Stocks
Friday 05/03/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX USRA Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 Manitowoc County Fairgrounds Manitowoc WI Grand Nationals
Friday 05/03/13 Manitowoc County Fairgrounds Manitowoc WI MSA 360 Sprints
Friday 05/03/13 Manitowoc County Fairgrounds Manitowoc WI Street Stocks
Friday 05/03/13 Manitowoc County Fairgrounds Manitowoc WI WDLMA Late Models
Friday 05/03/13 Mississippi Thunder Speedway Fountain City WI USMTS Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 Oshkosh Speedzone Oshkosh WI Dirt Devils
Friday 05/03/13 Oshkosh Speedzone Oshkosh WI Grand Nationals
Friday 05/03/13 Oshkosh Speedzone Oshkosh WI Modifieds
Friday 05/03/13 Oshkosh Speedzone Oshkosh WI Sport Mods
Friday 05/03/13 Oshkosh Speedzone Oshkosh WI Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Montgomery Motor Speedway Montgomery AL Buzz
Saturday 05/04/13 Montgomery Motor Speedway Montgomery AL Southern Super Series Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Montgomery Motor Speedway Montgomery AL Street Stock
Saturday 05/04/13 Montgomery Motor Speedway Montgomery AL Super Stock/Truck
Saturday 05/04/13 Talladega Short Track Talladega AL Southern All Stars Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR 305 Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR 600 Mini Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR Stock Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ Pure Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ Super Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ X-Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ Factory Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ IMCA Sport Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ Pro Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Dwarf Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Mini Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Mod Lites
Saturday 05/04/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ X-Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA American Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Hobby Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Mini Dwarfs
Saturday 05/04/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA NCMA Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Super Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA USAC Western States Midgets
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA USAC/BCRA Midgets
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Valley Sportsman
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Vintage BCRA
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Vintage Super Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Perris Auto Speedway Perris CA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Placerville Speedway Placerville CA Limited Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Placerville Speedway Placerville CA Pure Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Placerville Speedway Placerville CA USAC Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Placerville Speedway Placerville CA USAC Western Classic Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Stockton 99 Speedway Stockton CA K&N Pro Series West
Saturday 05/04/13 Swainsboro Speedway Swainsboro GA World of Outlaw Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA 305 Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA 4-Cylinders
Saturday 05/04/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA IMCA Stock Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA Sport Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA UMP Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville IA 305 Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville IA 360 Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville IA 410 Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Meridian Speedway Meridian ID Legends
Saturday 05/04/13 Meridian Speedway Meridian ID Mini Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Meridian Speedway Meridian ID Modifieds x2
Saturday 05/04/13 Meridian Speedway Meridian ID Mountain Dew Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Meridian Speedway Meridian ID Street Stock
Saturday 05/04/13 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury IL UMP Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury IL UMP Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury IL UMP Sportsman
Saturday 05/04/13 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury IL UMP Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL Outlaw Micros
Saturday 05/04/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Sport Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Peoria Speedway Peoria IL Hornets
Saturday 05/04/13 Peoria Speedway Peoria IL Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Peoria Speedway Peoria IL Lightning Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Peoria Speedway Peoria IL Limited Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Peoria Speedway Peoria IL Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Peoria Speedway Peoria IL Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Spoon River Speedway Canton IL MOWA Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Spoon River Speedway Canton IL Spoon 6-Shooters
Saturday 05/04/13 Spoon River Speedway Canton IL UMP Hornets
Saturday 05/04/13 Spoon River Speedway Canton IL UMP Limited Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Spoon River Speedway Canton IL UMP Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Spoon River Speedway Canton IL UMP Pro-Crate Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Plymouth Speedway Plymouth IN USAC 600 Mini Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Paducah International Raceway Paducah KY ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Paducah International Raceway Paducah KY Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough ME PASS North Super Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland MO ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland MO B-Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland MO POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets
Saturday 05/04/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Carolina Street Stock Big 10 Series
Saturday 05/04/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Hornets
Saturday 05/04/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Late Model Super Trucks
Saturday 05/04/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Legends
Saturday 05/04/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC U-Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 County Line Raceway Elm City NC Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 County Line Raceway Elm City NC Pure Stock 4 Cylinder
Saturday 05/04/13 County Line Raceway Elm City NC Pure Stock V-8
Saturday 05/04/13 County Line Raceway Elm City NC Super Stock 4 Cylinders
Saturday 05/04/13 County Line Raceway Elm City NC Thunder & Lightning
Saturday 05/04/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Limited Sportsman
Saturday 05/04/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Micro Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Renegades
Saturday 05/04/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Stock 4
Saturday 05/04/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Super Stock 4 Cylinders
Saturday 05/04/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Newton NC Limited Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Newton NC Renegades
Saturday 05/04/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Newton NC Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Newton NC Super Trucks
Saturday 05/04/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Newton NC Vintage Sportsman Racing Classics
Saturday 05/04/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Newton NC Whelen All-American Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Eagle Raceway Eagle NE USAC Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM Hornets
Saturday 05/04/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM UMP Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas NV ASA Trucks
Saturday 05/04/13 Eldora Speedway Rossburg OH UMP Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Eldora Speedway Rossburg OH World of Outlaw Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Lawton Speedway Lawton OK ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Hermiston Super Oval Hermison OR Columbia River Legends
Saturday 05/04/13 Hermiston Super Oval Hermison OR Mini Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Hermiston Super Oval Hermison OR Super Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Half Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Heavy 160 Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Heavy Honda Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Heavy World Formula Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Jr. Animal Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Jr. Honda Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Jr. Novice Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Light 160 Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Sr. Honda Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 West End Raceway Gilbert PA Sr. Novice Quarter Midget
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Modified Street Bomber
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Openwheel
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Outlaw Pony
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Pure Pony
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Rookie Pony
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Street Stock Bomber
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Super Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Two Barrel Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville TN Limited Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville TN USCS Midgets
Saturday 05/04/13 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville TN USCS Sprint Cars
Saturday 05/04/13 Battleground Speedway Highlands TX ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Dwarf/Mod Lites
Saturday 05/04/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Hot Stock Trucks
Saturday 05/04/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Mini Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Pure Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Sport Mods
Saturday 05/04/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Street Stocks
Saturday 05/04/13 Franklin County Speedway Callaway VA USAC Eastern Ignite Midgets
Saturday 05/04/13 Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn VA Iron Warrior
Saturday 05/04/13 Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn VA Late Models 2X
Saturday 05/04/13 Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn VA Mod 4
Saturday 05/04/13 Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn VA Pure 4
Saturday 05/04/13 Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn VA Pure Streets
Saturday 05/04/13 Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn VA Super Streets
Saturday 05/04/13 South Boston Speedway South Boston VA Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 South Boston Speedway South Boston VA Limited Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 South Boston Speedway South Boston VA Pure Stock
Saturday 05/04/13 Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica VA Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica VA Limited Stock Car
Saturday 05/04/13 Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica VA Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica VA Sportsman
Saturday 05/04/13 Bear Ridge Speedway Bradford VT USAC DMA Midgets
Saturday 05/04/13 Skagit Speedway Alger WA 360 Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Skagit Speedway Alger WA 410 Winged Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 Skagit Speedway Alger WA Outlaw Hornets
Saturday 05/04/13 Skagit Speedway Alger WA Sportsman Sprints
Saturday 05/04/13 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway LaCrosse WI Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway LaCrosse WI Sportsman
Saturday 05/04/13 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway LaCrosse WI Thunderstox
Saturday 05/04/13 I-77 Raceway Park Ripley WV Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 I-77 Raceway Park Ripley WV Mini-Wedges
Saturday 05/04/13 I-77 Raceway Park Ripley WV Mod Lites
Saturday 05/04/13 I-77 Raceway Park Ripley WV Modifieds
Saturday 05/04/13 I-77 Raceway Park Ripley WV Semi-Late Models
Saturday 05/04/13 I-77 Raceway Park Ripley WV Semi-Mods
Sunday 05/05/13 Meridian Speedway Meridian ID Intermountain Outlaw Modified Series
Sunday 05/05/13 Quincy Raceways Quincy IL IMCA Northern Sport Mods
Sunday 05/05/13 Quincy Raceways Quincy IL IMCA Sport Compacts
Sunday 05/05/13 Quincy Raceways Quincy IL IMCA Stock Cars
Sunday 05/05/13 Quincy Raceways Quincy IL UMP Late Models
Sunday 05/05/13 Quincy Raceways Quincy IL UMP Modifieds
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Figure 8
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Mini Modifieds
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Mini Stocks
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Pure Stocks
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Sportsman
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Street Stocks
Sunday 05/05/13 Kentucky Motor Speedway Whitesville KY Thunder Stocks
Sunday 05/05/13 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford ME Mini Stocks
Sunday 05/05/13 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford ME Outlaw Sportsman
Sunday 05/05/13 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford ME Pro Late Models
Sunday 05/05/13 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford ME Street Stocks
Sunday 05/05/13 Fremont Speedway Fremont OH Sunoco American Late Models
Sunday 05/05/13 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville TN Southern Mod Lites
Thursday 05/09/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Southern Spring Nationals – Dirt Late Models

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