Race Weekend Central

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 …

Read more

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

Photo Credit: 140BUZZ

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 …

Read more

Thursday Morning Thunder: Less Is More for Weeknight Dirt Racing

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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

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 …

Read more

Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 19: 2021 Hawkeye 100 at Boone

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Terry Page

The A-Main: Put a 100 in the race name, and Bobby Pierce is proving to be the man. Fresh off his Illini 100 win at Farmer City Raceway a month ago, Saturday night  (May 1) saw Pierce pass Billy Moyer Sr. for the race lead on lap 30 of Saturday’s Hawkeye 100 at Boone Speedway …

Read more

Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 18: For Late Models, When Size Does Matter

Bristol

(Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Had I waited another couple of hours to write this week’s Thinkin’ Dirty, the tenor may have been a little bit different. And thanks to a race at the dirt track equivalent of a superspeedway no less. This past Sunday night (April 25) was highlighted by a race dubbed simply “The Return.” In the first …

Read more

Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Bristol Throwdown

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The A-Main: David Gravel swept the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown on Sunday (April 25), winning the $25,000 finale feature in a green-white-checkered finish over Donny Schatz. Gravel took the lead on lap 24 after pole sitter Logan Schuchart led the first 23 laps, only for Schuchart to break on the backstretch and bring out …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com