What has happened to all
the hooked up race tracks in California?
There have been a lot
of first time winners in many divisions this season....
Lakeside Speedway in Kansas
City, is heaven on dirt
Tim Kaeding has taken
it to another level this year
If your name is Faria,
you've been fast in 2001....
Okay NARC! Quiet time
is over let's get it up and running again....
I think Santa Maria Speedway
has broken the USAC record for official to car ratio....
Andy Forsberg is back
to championship form after a slow start to his season. Sure glad he didn't
If BCRA survives until
2005, Floyd Alvis could very well win a race at age 70....
ATTENTION TO ALL CREW
CHIEFS! If you have a minimum weight rule you might want to add tire wear
to your list of factors for weight loss. The tires run by Jonathan Allard
on the Wright One Construction special weighed in 30 lbs. lighter after
25 laps on the dry slicky at Calistoga on June 29th....
How can a rising star
like Chuck Gurney Jr. not have a steady dirt ride? This kid is good and
you owners are missin' the boat on this one....
9 out of 10 non-wing races
are better than winged shows (sign me up for number 10)....
After four years without
a victory, Robby Flock has won four times in as many starts in USAC Western
Darrell Hanestad has retired
once again after a nasty flip in the Cliff Blackwell Spec Sprint at Petaluma
Shane Golobic looks to
be a future star as he continues to rack up the wins in quarter midgets....
Hats off to Damion Gardner
for his first pavement win at the USAC w/s sprint car feature at Sandia
Motorsports Park in Albuquerque,NM recently....
Most disrespect for a
Calistoga cushion? Tony Stewart, Fourth of July weekend 1994. The whole
weekend the guy attacked the place like no one had ever dreamed of....
The Gearheads softball
team out of Mountain View California has sprinted out to a 10-0 record
in summer league. The team includes former drivers Lindsay Casto, Jamie
Cavagnaro, Lee Bandettini, and Burt Foland Jr. in the sprints with Mike
Cyrus, Ted Yamashiro, and Lance Mace out of stock cars....
JJ Yeley has had a bounce
back season after a lackluster performance in 2000....
WANTED!! Water Truck operator
for most California Speedways....
Jack Hewitt can still
do it after all the days gone by....Byron Reed is on Super Glue this year
in Ohio not to mention his All-Star Tour sniffing....
Russ Gamester better grab
the USAC Silver Bullet title while the gettin' is good, 'cause them young
lions are growing by the race....
Ex-Open Wheelers Doug
Kalitta and Frank Pedregon have become two of NHRA's top opponent eliminators....
John Scott is threat to
win SCRA at Perris on any Saturday night they run....
David Robison has had
a good comeback this year after some unwanted time off in 2000....
Bobby East, son of car
builder Bob East took his first USAC feature win at Illiana Speedway last
What ever happened to
the Jammin' Jeffs (Dillard and Mauldin)....
Give a lot of credit to
Dave Lindt and the Metro Electric team for making the full pull to all
the Golden State Challenge shows when they could of stayed close to home....
The TNN broadcasts are
certainly better this year with Eli Gold on board rolling out the Kevin
Eckert quick facts....
Jimmy Sills made 20 runs
in his two-seater at Calistoga, which brought in as much cash as Steve
Kent did for winning the feature....
Destiney Hays is gonna
be a great one real soon folks....
Jeff Shepard scored his
first WoO win at Route 66 in start number 50 on the tour....
SCRA at Calistoga sounds
like a winner to me. Now only if Ron Shuman could sell the idea to that
sorry excuse for a fair board....
Sure would like to see
a nice guy like Jason York, land a big sponsor and top notch crew chief
Lance Dewease has become
PA.'s top driver with Fast Freddie Rahmer in a mid season funk....
It was good to see Davey
Hamilton upbeat about his progress after receiving serious foot and leg
injuries in a horrendous crash at Texas....
How 'bout them CALBOYS?
Furr, Hannagan, McMahan, and Meyers have all surpassed anyones expectations
except for maybe their own....
Look for Tommy Tarlton
to finish strong in 2001 after the change to a Maxim Chassis this last
Whats up with Haud this
year and only 3 top five finishes....
Can you believe it has
been 24 years since San Jose Speedway closed? How 'bout 22 years for West
Capital or 13 years for Baylands Raceway Park? It has already been 11years
for Ascot Park. What is on the site of these former tracks? Not much for
the most part and it's a shame to see 'em go for no reason....
Ask any 360 track champion
or Civil War champ how darn tough the California 410 curcuit really is
these days.( Crockett, Faccinto, Forsberg, Lindt, Robinson, Wallace, and
Wiesz can all atest)....
Blake Robertson is my
pick to click at Hanford this year....
Boy I sure could go for
a classic Rick Martin, Chuck Miller battle on the dry slicky at San Jose
Fairgrounds Speedway or better yet a 3 lap dash with Kaeding, Rescino,
Sargent, Viel going for a hundred bucks and a couple of points to the
delight of the fans....
I'll never forget Bill
Spencer on the call at Baylands for the Speeeeeedwaaaaaaay bikes on Wednesday
nights. Rest in peace Big Bill....
Brent Kaeding has won
at every California dirt track he has been to except for two. Can you
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