Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Monday, August 03, 2009

The Low Down on Roaring Knob Dirt Track Auto Race Sat Aug 1st

Yes, it's official. We actually had a beautiful weather day without rain. Hot, sunny, muggy, and DRY!

We made our long journey to Roaring Knob. Jeremy had no problems getting checked in. We had a great space right at the end of the track where we could see the racers close up.

There were a record number of dirt track racers on this particular Saturday because they had a special event with the super late models (incredibly exciting and so much more so than boring Nascar). The payout was about $3,000 for the winner. Even though that's not a lot of money compared to Nascar, these super late model drivers can make a killing.

It was an exciting night. This was the second time this summer Jeremy was able to get on the track. He did his hot lap rounds like everyone else. The next race for him was the heat race. He started last and ended up making the finals, moving up a few cars.

In the finals, he started at 23/27 cars and finished at 16/27 cars. Not bad for his first time completing a dirt track race in a new, virtually untested modified late model. He kept up with the pack all the way and because there were so many cars on the track, they seemed to all stick together.

He did make a few dollars for finishing 16th, but he was just happy that he was able to finish the race and see what more he needs to make his car better so he can move up a few places next time. His take is that he needs new shocks (about $2,000) and a few other items for about $4000 to get his car up to speed with the winners on the track. Jeremy has proven in the past that he has what it takes, but you also need a good dirt track car to be a winner.

Here's a picture of his modified late model and as you can see, it's bare. If you are interested in promoting your small business to a bunch of loyal dirt track auto racing fans, then why not consider sponsoring Jeremy? He has the talent, the drive, and the interest. He has dirt track racing in his and his family's blood and now, he has a new family that can't wait to see him accomplish his goals.
If you are interested or just have questions, please email him at dirttrackcarrace@aol.com and put sponsorship in the subject line.

Oh yes, another interesting side note. . . there was a driver who, while racing in the super late models, kept clashing with and bumping another driver. They were playing a very dangerous game because they had their own little "tiff" going on. As a result, they were both disqualified.

The one driver left peacefully but the other driver put the field crews and the other drivers in a lot of danger. He took off wildly around the track, revving up his engine and weaving in and out of the other drivers. He refused to leave the track. The stand off ended with him being blocked in by several tow trucks. Even then, as he left the track, he caused even more problems. Word is that his car was badly damaged in the pits by a few angry people. It's a shame. I've never seen anything like this happen. The police became involved and he won't be racing at Roaring Knob anytime soon. Other than making for a little excitement, most drivers follow the rules and even though they are competitive, they don't cause this kind of trouble.

I'm telling you. . . you need to go see a dirt track auto race. Bring a blanket, some glasses, and wear old clothes because the dirt will get you!

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