Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eat, Sleep, Race - Dirt Track Auto Racing Stuff

For all of you dirt track auto racing fans we've found a website that has some fun products for those who eat, sleep, and race. Wear your sport proudly on your back or head and promote the sport of dirt track racing wherever you go. The link is permanently on the right hand side of the blog, but here it is again for your convenience. These are dirt track racing products.


They will be adding new products and so will we hopefully in the first part of next year. We need to raise money to get Jeremy back on track so we are going to be trying different ways to do that. We are researching to find unique dirt track items to sell and, at the same time, we want to have these organizations benefit by donating part of the proceeds to St. Jude's Hospital and to the Cystic Fibrosis Organizations. Jeremy and his family are heavily involved in Cystic Fibrosis due to one of their 11 year old family members dying from that terrible disease.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hey Dirt Track Racing Fans! Please Become a Fan of Jeremy's

It's been a long trek this past summer for this dirt track auto racer. Disappointment after disappointment, but Jeremy is working hard to get sponsors for next year and finally has a few potential sponsors seriously considering backing him.

Here is a pic of the car as he begins to modify it on the outside, getting ready for the race. In the next pic you can see how he has added white. I'm sure by the time he is done with it, it will change even more.

The red and white car on these pages is the car he intends to drive this spring and summer. That's who he is getting sponsors for. In this economy, that is no easy task. One thing you can help him do to get back on the dirt track asap is become a Jeremy Zufall racing fan. Here is the link to his website. http://www.starvingracers.com/racer-rocket20 It is so easy to sign up and just by being a fan for free, it will be a big help.


So if you visited this website, take a quick look and sign up as a fan at starving racers. We know Jeremy and we all have faith in his abilities as an excellent dirt track auto racer, (even before that he won trophies for his excellent dirt bike racing skills, his all star football skills in high school, and many other sports related events.) He is just an all round athlete.
His heart's desire is to get back on the dirt track. . . Just one quick visit and one quick vote. Visit the above link and thanks so much!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Dangers of Irresponsible Dirt Track Auto Racing

Dirt track auto racing is usually a fun, safe, sport that provides enjoyment for the whole family. There are times though, when some of the races get heated and things get out of control as what happened on Oct 8, 2008 at the Challenger Raceway.

Because of an on-going investigation, I won't name names, but one of Jeremy's family members was injured as a result of a driver gone wild. Jeremy was observing and was to drive the feature when a little bump turned into a major nightmare for the referee who was lining up the cars for the next event. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time as one of the drivers who got angry because he got bumped decided to go out of his spin and drive directly into the oncoming dirt track racers. His intentional revengeful move badly injured the referee who was an innocent bystander, and injured Jeremy's uncle and demolished the front of his modified car they had worked so hard on to build. You can read more about the details of the story by clicking the link.

It's a sad day when someone becomes so competitive that they lose sight of what the race is all about. Dirt track auto racing is supposed to be fun for the whole family, and it is. It is a very safe sport and in spite of the fact that there can be some hot heads in the field, as long as you as a future driver realize that, you will have a heads up that something like this just might happen. Jeremy and his family have never seen anything like this in all the years they have been racing. Let's hope it doesn't happen again.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dirt Track Auto Racing - What's New and How Does Dirt Track Racing Compare to the Melbourne Cup?

Jeremy is soooo busy working and taking care of his new family that he has become very part time in his efforts to work on his car. He is, however, making progress. If he has the time, he doesn't have the money. If he has the money, he doesn't have the time. This is a typical catch 22 for the dirt track auto racers who do this sport for the love of the sport and not for the love of the money (although it would be nice to be able to finish the car and earn some money).

He still has two modified cars in his garage. He is trying to work on both. One belongs to a friend of his who is having Jeremy help him build his new late model. The engine has arrived, and unlike Jeremy, his friend had the money to buy an engine costing around $25,000. This should make for a powerful late model. Jeremy will be putting in a regular engine just so he can get on the race track again.

In addition to working on these two cars, Jeremy recently helped his dad finish his modified and get back on the race track. Jeremy's dad is a great driver. In his last race he came from last to 10th in a field of 20 cars. He was last because he didn't get to the race track on time. That's what happens to you if you don't register on time. You get put to the back and it is so much harder to get into a top position. However, to his credit and after not having driven for quite awhile, Jim (Jeremy's dad) did very well.

Dirt track auto racing isn't unlike horse racing. Horse racing is true "horsepower", but you only have one horse. Speaking of horse racing, I came across this site talking about the Melbourne Cup in Australia. Now I am not much of a gambler, if any, but I did attend my very first horse race this past year with a friend of mine in the states. It was quite exciting. There was no roaring of engines, but there was a roaring of the crowd. The specators were really into cheering on their own jockeys.

I had to learn quickly what horse racing and horse betting was about. It did take me all day to catch on, but once I got the hang of it, it didn't seem to be rocket science. There were some surprises, however, as even though I did use the statistics to the best of my ability, there were races where the horses who were deemed to be actual losers, actually came from behind!

There do seem to be some parallels between the Melbourne Cup and dirt track racing. They both use "horsepower". They are both taking high risks to race. They are both exciting to watch and in the end, there is surely a winner who comes from behind. It's just a thought about the exciting things in life. You can check out more about the Melbourne Cup by clicking on this link.

I am getting more pictures together of Jeremy's progress. You can see the guts of the car in the pic on this page. The next blog will show what the outside of the car looks like now so you can compare the pic with the red car to the pic he has now. He really is working on it :) The black framed car still looks the same. The engine is sitting in the garage waiting to be installed but that won't happen until Jeremy's friend comes around to help. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Can Dirt Track Auto Racing be Translated Into A Different Language?

Let's spread the word about dirt track auto racing all over the world! Growing up in America, I was required to take a foreign language in high school. I did. I chose French. I'm a bit older now and because I have not been required to speak French, I became part of the old adage, if you use it you don't lose it. Unfortunately, I only know a few words now and I think I would have been better off trying to keep up with it. I worked pretty hard to earn those Bs and Cs.

I was thinking in terms of a foreign language translation and dirt track auto racing. Perhaps there are people in other countries who would appreciate being able to look at this site and understand it. In light of that, I came across a great site to translate this site. Translate here. This company will translate dirt track auto racing into numerous languages applicable to many countries surrounding India. The company promises to get back to their customers within one hour most of the time and will even give you a free quote.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dirt Track Racers Need to Be Strong to Race

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jeremy is Making Progress on His Dirt Track Cars

Little by little, the red late model modified is getting put together. When you have the time, you don't have the money. When you have the money, you don't seem to have the time. Little things always crop up to cause a set back or two, but slow and steady will get the race car ready.

The new decals are in and they are looking pretty sharp. The car is beginning to take shape both inside and out and soon we will have some new pictures for you. Jeremy is still trying to raise funds from sponsors so he can get the best engine put in.

Jeremy can drive. He has proven that by winning numerous races in PA and MD, and he intends to win again. It's just taking a bit longer than he had hoped. Buying a house at his young age was a big responsibility, getting married and having two children to raise can put a damper on funds. That's why if you are going to dirt track race, you need to have a good funding source so you can continue on when your lifestyle changes from single and living in a garage to married and living with your family! That's not a bad thing, but for a dirt track racer with dirt in his blood, things just can't move along fast enough.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Building a Modified Dirt Track Car - Just the Frame

This is a picture of another dirt track car that Jeremy is building at the same time he is building the red car you see on this blog.
Jeremy has another racing friend who has asked Jeremy to help him with his car. The frame you see here is the beginning of a modified car that will house a $25,000 engine. It will be built to be a super late model dirt track racing car.
The car is in the beginning stages but Jeremy is making progress on this one as well. In addition, Jeremy is putting the finishing touches on his old dirt track car that you see in the blogosphere to the right of this blog. He has redone the outside and this is the car that his dad Jim hopes to race some time this year.
If it seems like Jeremy isn't making a whole lot of progress here, keep in mind that he works one and two jobs full time, has a beautiful family that he needs to spend some time with, and at the same time, has three modified dirt track cars he is building or working on. We are hoping that one of them will be ready soon to race, but even if nothing significant happens until next year, the best you can do is take one step at a time and it will still be a great accomplishment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Getting Ready for Dirt Track Auto Racing is Hard Work

You see the picture of the red modified dirt track car here. Jeremy is putting this car together piece by piece. He is building the engine under the hood, adding parts as he can after a long day at work, changing the colors, getting the decals ready and in general getting his car in prime condition to race.

Getting the dirt track racing car ready is hard work. It requires both time and money. Parts are very expensive and when you are an every day working man, you have to do what you can when you can with what you've got.

My point is, if you have a dream, even if you don't have all of the money that you need, don't give up that dream. Maybe a sponsor or two will come along. Maybe you will win the lottery. Maybe, over time, just by doing one little thing after another, you will be successful because you didn't give up. You took bits of extra money and bits of extra time and each time you added something to your car, you were one more step closer to the finish line.

I encourage all of you who have the dream to start out as a dirt track auto racer to not give up. Get your first car, work on it when you can, put money into when you can and when it is all finished you will be proud that you did not give up. You may even find yourself on the dirt track much faster then you ever thought.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is the place where we spent our Saturday night. See the next blog for what happened, but here is an aerial picture of the motorsports complex. I'll have more pics from the dirt track races to come in the future. They race the following classes at Roaring Knob: Super Late Models, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and V8 Chargers.

I can guarantee you that you will get covered in a fine dust if you sit near the right end of the track and the noise will be deafening at times, but that's all part of the fun of dirt track auto racing!

Come on down with the whole family! Beautiful scenery, great track, fun time.

Jeremy Finally Got to Race!

It's been almost a year since Jeremy has been able to get back on the dirt track. The picture you see here is just one of the modifieds he is building presently.

What you are seeing here is just the original shell / body of the car he bought in NY and brought home. This is the one Jeremy will be racing in the late model category, hopefully some time this year. He is making good progress. Jeremy has raced in just about every class except the late model and the super late model. His specialty in the past was the EMod.

In the meantime, Jeremy and his family are ready for the season. Jeremy's dad, Jim, will most likely be driving at some point. Jeremy's uncle Dale let him drive his car this past weekend. They take turns driving.

We spent our Saturday night at Roaring Knob Racetrack right near Ohiopyle PA. We passed Nemacolin Woodlands on our way to the track. What a beautiful ride that is. All you see are mountains and trees and rivers and lakes along the way.

The dirt track itself is in a beautiful setting. It is clean. There is a concession stand, clean facilities, reserved parking if you want it and a great seating area. Overall the whole track area is very well maintained. I will have pictures of it soon. I had never been to this track before so it was a new experience for me. It was a family event of course. Mom, dad Jeremy, Ava, me (grandma) and Jeremy's mom, dad, uncles and several close friends were there for the big event.

Jeremy was nervous because he hadn't driven for awhile. On the way to the track, there was a problem with the car he was to be racing so they didn't get to the track on time for the draw to see what order the drivers would be in. That meant he was going to have to be the last man on the track. He was.

The first heat race went ok for him. It was pretty obvious he was feeling out the track and getting used to the car. He moved from last place up four cars and it didn't look like he was putting a whole lot of effort into it. He was trying to make sure the car was right. He knew he had another chance to race.

The dust and clay dirt were heavy in the air. It was an absolutely beautiful, clear, warm night. All of the dirt track races were moving along well. No one was badly injured although a few cars suffered some repairable damage.

When it was Jeremy's turn again, he was seeded next to the last at 19 cars. He felt better having had a chance to warm up earlier. The car was in good shape, although the engine was not nearly as good as Jeremy wanted it to be, but at least he was driving. He started out slowly but then began to push his way onto the inside of the track. He went from 19th place to 12th place during the 12 laps. We all felt pretty good about that. Anytime he has ever pulled a good place in line he has done very well and moved up to the top three or four. Many times he won the races in the class he was driving in. This time though was practice for what is to come.

We all had a great night. We left covered in fine particles of clay dust. The car windshield was coated as well as the whole car. The baby was sleeping. It was a long ride home (about an hour and a half) on all of the back roads where the critters like to come out at night.

We are looking forward to more progress on Jeremy's car in the few weeks to come. Watch for more pics and possibly a video of the track and if we can get close enough to see, Jeremy's car.

Friday, May 30, 2008

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More dirt track auto racing topics in the next blog. . . I was just too excited about this one to wait. You really can't use any of these to dirt track race (unless you are a millionaire who wants to modify one for the dirt track), but you can buy one with your dirt track racing winnings.

Two of Jeremy's friends (who already have their cars built and racing) have won over $80,000 already this year in their late model races. It does cost money to get to the point where you have a winning car, but it can be done.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Frustrations of Being a Dirt Track Auto Racer

Jeremy has been busy working two jobs since he now has a little bit more responsibility. To tell the truth, he has been working on Sundays and holidays and sometimes late at night building his new modified that he bought recently in New York. The black car you see in the picture is now in the able hands of Jim Zufall, Jeremy's dad. Jim has already started to race for the year.

The fact of the matter is that dirt track auto racing is very expensive. Jeremy has the car shell, the tires and the basics, but now he needs to get an engine. The car shell itself was just under $10,000 and he is getting it ready to house the engine. He still needs to raise more money to be able to buy the engine that he really wants so he can win a few races. I'll have pictures of what he is working on soon on the blog.

The dirt track auto racing season is a fun one for the whole family so go to google, type in dirt track auto racing tracks (and the name of your city and/or state) and get a schedule so you can have some family fun watching the racers get down and dirty.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Dirt Track Auto Racing - Time to Get Serious

The dirt track car you have been seeing is gone! Sold. A new model is on it's way. Jeremy got a new baby (Ava) who is adorable and he has been playing with Ava instead of building the dirt track car in his garage. Now he's getting serious. He drove to New York and picked up his newest dirt track ride and has parked it in his garage. Ava is going to be left in the dust for several weekends while Jeremy gets serious. Having a new family tends to take up a bit of time.

Don't get me wrong. . . he has plans for his two little girls (and his big one too), and they are getting ready for dirt track racing season as well, but if he wants to get back to winning he is going to have to focus.

Very soon there will be a pic of his new ride on the blog. So please watch for it and in the meantime, here are the two reasons why he hasn't been focusing on the dirt track. Can you blame him?

Kickin Up the Dirt Track Racing At Dog Hollow Raceway With the Super Late Models