Race Weekend Central

Dirty (Half) Dozen: Too Much Flo in Illinois? Tanner Thorson the Outlaw? Dr. Oz Causing Trouble?

Dr. Oz

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Homerism during Illinois Speedweeks an unnecessary distraction In case it wasn’t obvious, the DirtonDirt crew that hosts Flo Racing Night in America was ever so slightly excited to host the inaugural Illinois Speedweeks. To a fault.  It’s no secret that Illinois Speedweek was a rousing success all four nights it ran. The car counts …

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Dirty (Half) Dozen: Does DirtVision Need a Mute Button? & Terre Haute Roars Back

DirtVision

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons via Carey Akin

ONE: Does DirtVision Need to Get More Selective With Interviews? Ryan Gustin’s heat race interview on Friday heard the driver tell DirtVision’s Hannah Newhouse that nobody wanted to be racing at Bristol and that the racing there sucked. Kyle Larson slammed World of Outlaws late model officials for penalizing him for being late to staging, …

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Dirty (Half) Dozen: Volunteer Speedway Goes From Flo to Closed After Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge

Flo

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via DirtVision

1. Volunteer Speedway goes from Flo to closed? The Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge on Flo Racing appeared to be a completely unmitigated success, with the grandstand crowd at the Volunteer Speedway reported to be the largest the track had seen in 20 years, and Flo Racing reporting that the event was the highest-viewed event …

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Dirty (Half) Dozen: Last-Lap Late Model Fireworks, Wilkesboro Feels Dirty?

Wilkesboro

Photo Credit: World Racing Group

If Wilkesboro’s dirt surface and track shape prove not conducive to a decent race, it’s not hard to think we’ll see car counts and interest tanking over the month of October. 

Dirty (Half) Dozen: Eldora Lesson Learned, Was Kyle Larson Wronged at Port Royal?

Flo Racing

Photo Credit: World Racing Group

1. Was Kyle Larson wronged at Port Royal? There’s no debating that a lap 25 incident between Kyle Larson and Earl Pearson Jr. derailed one of the best late model battles of the 2022 season, leaving Larson with a flat tire and retiring Pearson with suspension damage on an ultra-racy Port Royal surface Sunday. AROUND …

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