NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Crowning a World Champion in Minnesota

For the second year in a row the United States Modified Touring Series will be sanctioning the World Modified Dirt Track Championship at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. A field of the best dirt modified race car drivers from across the country and around the world will converge on southern Minnesota to take …

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Keepin’ it Short – Big racing in Montana

Montana Motor Speedway is ready for the biggest race weekend of the season as the 22nd Annual Coors Light Montana 200 gets ready to roll. The race will pay $15,000 to the winner this year but it is also going to assure them a starting spot in the All-American 400 at the Nashville Fairgrounds in …

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Keepin’ it Short – A Hell Tour with a southern flair

The UMP Summer Nationals, long known as the Hell Tour, comes to a finish Saturday at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. Most likely Brian Shirley or Shannon Babb will walk away with the crown as the 2012 Summer Nationals Champion. Two days after the Tour wraps up, the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals begins at Wythe Raceway …

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Keepin’ it Short – Racing for America’s Birthday

While Summer has only been officially here for a week, July 4th unofficially marks the mid point of the season. The holiday is famous for picnics and parties, but it is also one of the biggest race weekends of the year. Daytona used to host the Firecracker 400 on the 4th of July, although now …

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Keepin’ it Short – Remembering a fallen snowmobiler

State Park Speedway put on a special race for a special friend on Thursday night. Flip Merwin was a snowmobile racer who passed away from injuries suffered during a race accident in 2003 at the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Since the Wimmer family purchased State Park Speedway they’ve held the Merwin Memorial race …

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Keepin’ It Short – Springport Speedway Thinking Big

Ken Schrader is famous for racing somewhere around 100 days a year most every year. The vast majority of those races are on dirt but every now and then he jumps on an asphalt track for some short track fun. This weekend will be one of those events when Springport Speedway puts on the biggest …

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Keepin’ it Short – Hell on wheels

The NASCAR Cup series is often touted as having the longest schedule of all major sports, and provided you don’t consider golf a major sport, then that is a valid statement. The World of Outlaws Sprint cars run 44 races in just under as many weeks as the Cup series, which could cause some to …

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Keepin’ it Short – The other big races in Indianapolis

There is no question that the Indianapolis 500 is an enormous racing event and deserves its place on the annual calendar as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. However, many people may not realize that there are some other huge races that take place in Indianapolis over the Memorial Day weekend. The Night Before the 500 …

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Keepin’ it Short – Turning right and left

After Tony Stewart’s post race rant at Talladega, there has been an increased interest in Figure 8 racing. The unofficial home of Figure 8 racing is the Indianapolis Speedrome. The facility is believed to be the first track to host a Figure 8 race where the cars actually passed through the intersection in the middle …

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