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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal

2013 Port Royal Blaney Dave 140BUZZ

Photo Credit: 140BUZZ

The Headlines The end of a United States Modified Touring Series drought, Stewart Friesen frozen out and the Posse strikes back. Our Feature Spotlights Sunday, May 30 Spotlight: 2021 Nordic Nationals (United States Modified Touring Series) Where: Upper Iowa Speedway – Decorah, Iowa (streamed on Racin’ Dirt) Why We Chose It: At $10,000-to-win, Sunday’s highest …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil

2020 I 80 Brad Sweet WRG

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The Headlines NASCAR’s stars create Thursday Night Thunder, a rainy Friday that won’t end, and title contenders tighten their grips across disciplines on Saturday night. Our Feature Spotlights Thursday, May 27 Spotlight: 2021 K-C Classic (FAST Sprint Car Series) Where: Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio (streamed on Flo Racing) Why We Chose It: At $20,000-to-win, …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute

Chris Windom at Homestead in Trucks 2018, driver, photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headlines NASCAR’s dirt giants were uncharacteristically quiet, and Terre Haute lived up to its name as the “Action Track.” Our Feature Spotlights Sunday, May 23 Sunday Spotlight: Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race (All-Star Circuit of Champions) Where: Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana (streamed on Flo Racing) Why We Chose It: At $26,000-to-win, Sunday’s highest-paying race …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Marks the Return of the Buckeye Bullet at Sharon Speedway

2013 Port Royal Blaney Dave 140BUZZ

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The Headlines The Buckeye Bullet ended a quarter-century victory drought in World of Outlaws competition, the Friesens kept winning modified races even when Stewart was half a country away and the WoO late models saw a Southern dominate the north’s Palace of Speed. Our Feature Spotlights Friday, May 21 Late Model Spotlight: 2021 Truck Country …

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Thursday Morning Thunder: Less Is More for Weeknight Dirt Racing

2019 Las Vegas Dirt Sprint Car Keith

Photo Credit: Bryan Davis Keith, Frontstretch

One of the perks of the spring and summer dirt racing season is that there’s events nearly every night of the week. Having the World of Outlaws to enjoy from Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday night (May 18) as I did my evening workout and paid bills was a welcome treat, even if the feature …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway

Virginia Motor Speedway winner Brandon Overton rejoices after winning at Eldora Speedway (May 2021).

Photo Credit: World Racing Group

The A-Main: Virginia Motor Speedway There’s no disputing it, “Big Sexy” Brandon Overton is the undisputed King of the Commonwealth. Fresh off a $5,000 win at the Natural Bridge Speedway on Friday, Overton scored a come-from-behind victory in the King race at Virginia Motor Speedway Saturday night (May 15), winning $20,000 under the Ultimate Super …

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Thursday Morning Thunder: Fuel Shortage Puts Local Racing Front & Center, Flaws & All

2017 Gallatin BDK

Photo Credit: Bryan Davis Keith, Frontstretch

It’s peak 2021 that fuel shortages would cancel stock car races, but that’s exactly what’s happened this weekend. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the premier ranks of super late model racing in America, have canceled their weekend swing to the 411 Motor Speedway in Tennessee and the Talladega Short Track owing to uncertainty …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder

Brandon Sheppard led the way in the 2021 Dairyland Showdown in Wisconsin. (Photo: World Racing Group)

Photo Credit: World Racing Group

The A-Main: 2021 Dairyland Showdown Chris Madden was a late addition to the roster of World of Outlaws Late Model regulars this season, but he’s here to contend if the Dairyland Showdown was any indication. Madden led the majority of the $22,500-to-win Saturday night feature at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Wisconsin, keeping a resurgent Brandon …

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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 19: In Racing, Like All Sports, Fighting Has to Be All or Nothing

2021 North Florida Flipped Late Model BDK

Photo Credit: Bryan Davis Keith, Frontstretch

For as long as I’ve been a dirt racing fan, I’ve been a DC sports fan longer. “It builds character,” my dad has often told me. Being a lifelong DC sports fan, it was no surprise that my phone was blowing up all day with folks asking for my take on Tom Wilson’s latest highlight …

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Remembering Eric McClure: A Racing Hero to a Fellow Virginian

Eric McClure 2016 Xfinity smiling Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

If there’s one adage that’s held true during my decade covering races with Frontstretch, it’s been “don’t meet your heroes.” Virginia’s Eric McClure, who died Sunday (May 2) at the age of 42, was a rare exception to that rule. Yes, I went out of my way to say Virginia’s Eric McClure. There’s a reason …

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