Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Great Night at Dog Hollow Raceway - Fastrak Late Model - Jeremy Zufall and Dad, Jim Zufall

Last Friday was an exciting night for the Zufall family.  Dad, Jim Zufall and son, Jeremy both had the opportunity to kick up some dirt in our direction.  2 Grandmas, pap, dad, uncle, sister, wife, and assorted kids were there to cheer both of them on.  All of the other tracks were rained out, but the weather was perfect in the Hollow.  

Dad Jim, who races in the Charger Division, hadn't raced in over four years.  He's been busy getting Jeremy acclimated to the new Late Model Fastrak Dirt Track Division for the past two years.  He and Jeremy's uncle Dale and good friend Repp are his pit crew.  Jim couldn't take it any longer so he brought his Charger to the dirt track and did quite well for himself.  He finished fourth out of a field of eight cars in the Feature race.  This was an excellent finish considering he hadn't driven in over four years!  Jim has what it takes to win, but as we all know, it takes time and money to race.  He's sacrificed many years to help Jeremy get to where he needs to be, but he is perfectly content doing so.  We were just thrilled that he did have the opportunity to race.

Not to be outdone, Jeremy put on quite a show himself.  The total field for the Late Model Fastraks was twenty one.  In the Feature, he started 13 and finished sixth.  No one passed him, and there were several cautions along the way.  He drove aggressively and is definitely looking like a contender.  We were all cheering him on.  All in all, it was a great night at the dirt track.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Jeremy Zufall Dirt Track Auto Race Dog Hollow Speedway

It was a beautiful evening at the Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, PA.  Jeremy finally got a good starting position (he usually draws a pill which puts him in the last set of cars).  Starting third, Jeremy Zufall finished 5th out of 10 in the Heat Race Friday night.  He started 13th in feature and finished 7th out of 24 cars. The total car count for the class was 30 Fastrak cars.  Great job Jeremy!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Roaring Knob Race Track Not Up To Speed for Their Dirt Track Racers and Fans

The last two times Jeremy raced at Roaring Knob, the track conditions were less than being desirable.  The dirt track was very bumpy and had many ruts in it.  These past two times so many cars got flat tires and had to leave the track for other damage done to their cars.  We watched anxiously as Jeremy almost hit the inside wall as his car tires were stuck in one of the ruts.  He finished in a decent position in both races, having started next to the last, but both nights were anxiety filled instead of fun.  

Is Roaring Knob in danger of losing fans as a result of their track conditions?  Possibly, but that shouldn't be as much of a worry as them losing drivers who are not willing to risk damage to their dirt track cars.  Dirt track auto racing is expensive.  The track needs to be in good or even satisfactory condition or many drivers who live on a very small budget will not be able to afford to run on a track that could possibly damage their cars.

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