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Keepin’ it Short – Time to go racing

Keepin’ it Short – Time to go racing Now that Speedweeks have finally wrapped up in Florida, it is time for racing to start up across the country. The weather in Florida, for the most part, was very cooperative so most of the events were run on their scheduled day or the following day, and …

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Keepin’ it Short – More than twenty years of civil war

For some reason there is no shortage of Civil War references in the South. The people below the Mason-Dixon line, especially in the Carolinas and Georgia, always seem to get a little more worked up about things if there is some sort of North vs. South angle. Just a couple of weeks ago was the …

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Keepin’ it Short – Crowning a champ at the World Crown 300

There are several races that occur during the short track racing season that show up on most local track fans’ bucket lists. The Snowball Derby, the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300, the TD Bank 250, the Chili Bowl, the Knoxville Nationals, the Rattler and the Dream are some of the biggest. Another huge race …

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Keepin’ it Short – We need more

Keepin’ it Short is normally for all of the local short track fans in the country, but we’re going to diverge from our normal angle briefly this week thanks to the tremendous action in Martinsville, Virginia last weekend. The Cup race at the shortest track on the schedule had just about everything a short track …

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Keepin’ it Short: Short Track Fights: Enough Is Enough

Saturday at South Boston was the $10,000 to win Whelen Late Model 300 presented by Danville Toyota. It was a showdown of some of the best Late Model drivers in the Southeast with three of the top four national points finishers in the event. The race featured 16 lead changes among seven drivers and ultimately …

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Keepin’ it Short – Remembering Bubba

There are hundreds of short tracks across the United States and every one of them has “that” guy. A long time official, a flagman, a promoter, a chaplain, some guy or girl who is always there and makes the experience so much better. At Ukiah Speedway that was Mike “Bubba” Silva. He passed away after …

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Keepin’ it Short – Time to Crown a Champion

The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models travel all over the country slinging dirt and thrilling fans for over 40 nights of racing. This weekend at K-C Raceway their season will come to an end at the Dirt Track World Championships. The winner of the race will walk away with a $50,000 check and very likely …

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