Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Monday, June 29, 2009

Dirt Track Auto Racing Dreams

Dirt Track Auto Racing - A Work in Progress

The season has begun. Jeremy's dirt track auto racing dreams have not come true just yet. Jeremy's car is almost finished, and that is progress, but it's still up in the air as to whether he will even get it out of the garage this year. He said he built it to test it as a late model because he has never driven a late model before on the dirt track. He did race Emods and did quite well in that very interesting class of modifieds, but this is a different class altogether.

So why isn't he on the track? New job. Young family. Too much grass to cut. Too much landscaping to get started with a new house. No time. RAIN!!!! AND MORE RAIN!!!! He tinkers with it on his few days off, but his hopes for even having a chance to race this year are slipping by. It's still up in the air. No one has given up just yet.

When I asked him what he'll do if he doesn't get to race this year he said he will sell the car and start building another one for next year. Our hopes are that he will still be able to get on the track and give it a try.

It is extremely frustrating when dirt track auto racing is in your blood, not to be able to race. It's frustrating to be in a down economy where sponsors are hard to find. Does giving it up ever cross his mind? Yes. There's a brand new camaro he has his eyes on. . . he could sell it all to buy it, but something inside is holding him back. Guess we will wait and see.

More pics are to come of the stages he was building this car in. It looks great finished too, but it's still sitting in his garage. Another several hundred dollars and a few nice, rain free weekends is all it will take to get it on the dirt track. So close, yet so far.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Finally, Pictures of Jeremy's New Dirt Track Late Model Under Construction

Jeremys late model dirt track car under construction in May.

It's great to have a job in this day and age, but it wreaks havoc on trying to build a new dirt track auto racing car.

In between his work schedule, Jeremy has been working hard to build his new late model. With little time and even less money, it is slowly but surely coming together with the hopes that it will get on the track this summer.

Here is a picture of what it looks like while under construction. He's almost done. I'll show you a picture with the skin on it soon but here is what we have for now.

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