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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 9: Recapping Dirt Racing’s 2021 ‘Preseason’

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group

This article is a week late, but that’s what happens when the World of Outlaws chooses to go all Cup Series on dirt racing fans like they did with turning the Bristol Bash into the Bristol Invitational last week.  With the majority of dirt racing series having left the state of Florida and scattering, concluding …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 9: 2021 Xtreme DIRTcar Series at Lake View

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Halmar-Friesen Racing

The A-Main: “The Boss” Ross Bailes pounced on a wounded Matthew Nance after a lap 26 pileup and drove away to a $7,000 win Saturday at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., marking his first career win on the Xtreme DIRTcar tour.  In his first ever start @LakeViewDirt, SC’s @RossBailesRacin climbs out of his …

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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 8: World of Outlaws Is Going NASCAR at Bristol – That’s Bad

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(Photo: ARCA Racing)

It’s been a bit of a hollow start to the 2021 winged sprint car season. But not as hollow as the World of Outlaws story has been this week. For as good as the racing was out west, the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout drew less than 30 410 sprints only a week after a field …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 8: 2021 Sugar Bowl Nationals at Hendry County & Speedweeks Finales

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHemer

The A-Main – East Moline, Ill.’s “Flying Taco” RJ Gonzales led flag to flag in Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Sugar Bowl Nationals A-main for the IMCA STARS Mod Lite Series, scoring the $5,750 victory at Hendry County Motorsports Park. Gonzales also won the mod lite prelude race at the track Friday night, capping a $6,600 weekend. …

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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 7: 4-Wide Salute a Florida Excess

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Frank Smith

Our site staff group chat Tuesday night as the Busch Clash kicked off the NASCAR Cup Series season was amusing on several fronts. For one, it marked the first time I had participated in said group chat on a Cup race day since swearing off big-league NASCAR (247 days … it works if you work …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 7: 2021 DirtCar Nationals & Tragedy at New Smyrna

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The Main Event – Hanover, Pa.’s Logan Schuchart scored his second winged sprint car victory of Speedweeks at Volusia Speedway Park Sunday, driving away with two laps to go to win the second World of Outlaws feature of 2021 after disaster struck for polesitter Donny Schatz. Schatz, who had led the opening 28 laps and …

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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 6: Dirty Weekend for Dirt Racing Not a Surprise

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

Rewind back to this weekend’s edition of Thinkin’ Dirty, and it’s hard to come up with a more thorough display of immaturity on the racetrack over the course of a weekend. Tyler Erb taking shots under yellow on a third-of-a-mile track. Mason Zeigler following up a speech about wanting to avoid controversy on track with …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 6: 2021 Winternationals & Sunshine Swing

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

The A-Main – New Shirley, Texas, young gun Tyler Erb scored arguably the biggest win of his career Saturday night, the $15,000 finale of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series residency at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb took advantage of a slight bobble by Watertown, N.Y.’s Tim McCreadie on a lap-32 restart, grabbing the …

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Thursday Morning Thunder, Vol. 5: 1 Commandment for Racing in 2021 — Love Thy Neighbor

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Photo Credit: Bryan Davis Keith, Frontstretch

The first time I was ever subject to a rain delay while working at the track for Frontstretch came during a Friday night Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Sitting through the endless hours of questioning whether or not they could dry the track, the PA in the media center came out …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 5: 2021 General Tire Winter Nationals & Wild Wing Shootout

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The A-Main: If anyone needed more proof that 2020 never ended, take a look at the evergreen hot streak of one Elk Grove, Calif.’s Kyle Larson. In only his fifth career late model start, Larson absolutely stomped a stout field in the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series season opener at All-Tech Raceway, leading the …

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