Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Friday, November 01, 2013


Dirt Track Racing Gifts and Products


We are researching for some great dirt track auto racing gifts for any time of the year.  Take a look.  Here's a start with this very cute item - a choice of baby pacifiers for your baby dirt track racing fan.

We also have a wide variety of other dirt track racing products you will love!   Check these out by going to this link.  http://dirttrackautoracing.com/DIRT_PRODUCTS.php

Friday, October 25, 2013

End of Dirt Track Racing Season at Roaring Knob October 18 2013

Jeremy ended his season with an 18th place finish in the final Feature Race at Roaring Knob.  His goal this coming year is to work on finding someone to help him set up his car to optimize his race efforts between the heat races and feature.

He also brought a lot of "Joy" to the kids Wednesday night program at Word of Life Church in Greensburg PA.  He and his Uncle Dale brought the #20 car to the church, allowed about 90 kids to take a closer look at what a dirt track Late Model car looks like in person, and handed out Dirt Track T-Shirts, compliments of Joy Global.

The kids had a great time, had their pictures taken, and now have an idea of how much fun dirt track auto racing can be.

Have a great winter and for those who are still racing who live in the more moderate climates, have a great year.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dirt Track Racing - Racing Different Tracks

Now that Jeremy's favorite dirt track is closed (Dog Hollow Raceway), he's been trying out Marion Center.  Marion Center's track has it's  ups and downs.  It is a smaller oval dirt track so it seems like it's harder to move up in the ranks.  The track gets nasty after it rains the day before.  There are some serious ruts in places that seem to have caused numerous restarts and wrecks.  The one day we were there the track looked like it was covered in ice.

According to Ava - Age 5 - "Not too bad dad.  Just a few scratches"

Jeremy raced well and avoided several wrecks the last two times he was racing there, but he did get smashed into his driver door by a car that looked like it just made a B-Line for him.  The driver said he didn't do it on purpose but it was the strangest thing I've ever seen while watching a dirt track race.  Thank God Jeremy didn't get hurt.  The car was pretty beat up that day from several other encounters, but it's still in one piece.

He is still hovering around the middle of the pack.  It seems as though there are more drivers then ever in the Late Models and the Super Late Models and that is most likely because that is where the money is.  It's really tough when you watch these races and see that the drivers in the top 10 seem to be equally good drivers for the most part.  When they finally get spaced out with a car length between each of them, they have a tough time catching up and passing one another.  That is just my opinion as an observer regarding the drivers.  I know there are Late Models and Super Lates that have lots and lots of money poured into the cars.  That may make a difference too in the long run.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dirt Track Racing - Race Results Roaring Knob Speedway July 13 2013 Jeremy Zufall

Here are the official race results from Roaring Knob Speedway dirt track racing event this past Saturday, July 13, 2013.   It was not the greatest night for Jeremy.  He started in the heat race on the pole but was having trouble staying down low.  He finished 4th in the heat and started 12th in the Feature.  Once again, during the feature, he seemed to be out of sync moving back to almost last place until the last half of the race when he started to hug the inside corners and moved up to finish 11th.  When we counted we saw six cars in front of him so we aren't sure how he wound up being 11th in the Feature with only 6 cars in front.  We were happy with the last minute come-back and more aggressive driving.  Dirt track auto racing can sure have it's ups and downs.

Jeremy and His Pap (an experienced dirt track auto racer) at Roaring Knob

This dirt track auto racing race result information was taken from http://www.roaringknob.com website.  Thank you.  Late Model - Feature  Add to Google

FinishStartCarDriverHometownRace Points
1-K2    John Over     Uniontown , Pa60.00
2-58C    Ken Herman     Connellsville , Pa55.00
3-98    Mike Lewis     Oakland , Md51.00
4-5M    Rick Meglaye     Youngwood , Pa47.00
5-99    Thomas Sieger     Pittsburgh , Pa45.00
6-11    Troy Shields     Acme , Pa43.00
7-21*    Troy Swindell     Claysburg , Pa41.00
8-23    Louie Krushanky     Morgantown , Wv39.00
9-T2    James Hauger     Uniontown , Pa37.00
10-27S    Ron Smithley     Irwin , Pa35.00
11-20    Jeremy Zufall     Greensburg , Pa33.00
12-65    Jeff Compton     Jeannette , Pa31.00
13-17    Russell Baird, Jr.    Uniontown , Pa29.00
14-98JR    Dylan Lewis     Oakland , Md27.00

This weekend he will be racing at Marion Center where it is autograph night.  Once again the forecasters are calling for severe thunderstorms on a race night.  This weather has not been race friendly this year for sure.  This will be the fourth time attempt at racing for Jeremy.  He has only gotten in one actual events that finished without rain through the feature.  Hopefully the storms will stay away but from the looks of it on the radar so far, it's not looking good.  See you on the dirt track!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dirt Track Auto Racing Results Sharon Speedway Joy Global Night June 22 2013 Jeremy Zufall

Thanks to Sharon Speedway for the race results for Joy Night at the dirt track.  Jeremy Zufall wasn't certain until the last few hours heading out to the track, that he would even be racing since he didn't have everything ready on his Fastrak late model #20, but he and his crew pulled it off at the last minute.  

He almost never pulls a good pill, but on this day, he was supposed to start on the pole.  He had to give it up because he had never raced this new engine before and didn't know how the car would  handle.  He didn't want to take a chance that something would go wrong.  He adjusted the car after the heat race and started near last in the Feature.  As you can see, he moved up a few spots from 17 to 12th.  He was pleased with the way the car was handling and is ready to go now for the season.  Hopefully he will pull another good pill or two this summer.

You can see more detailed dirt track racing results at Sharon Speedway by clicking on the link above: 
Barris Supply RUSH Late Models (20 laps): 1. MATT LATTA (21) 2. Max Blair (111) 3. Bobby Whitling (7W) 4. Matt Lux (Schwartz 71) 5. Will Thomas III (9) 6. Rocky Kugel (21KRT) 7. Eric Wilson (27) 8. Lauren Longbrake (27) 9. Josh Double (38) 10. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Schwartz 71L) 11. Jamie Wrightsman (21J) 12. Jeremy Zufall (20) 13. Clay Ruffo (14R) 14. Brian Booher (Hoover 00H) 15. Lon Emerick (3) 16. Bobby Pifer III (6P)-DNS 17. Ben Black (27B)-DNS. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sharon Speedway Dirt Track Racing Results - Special Events

News Release 
Dirt Track Racing Events Coming Up.  Watch Jeremy race on Joy Global night this coming Saturday, June 22nd.  Steel Valley Thunder.  
By Mike Leone


(Hartford, OH)…With summer in full force, it’s been a busy stretch for Sharon Speedway with a pair of events last week now two more slated within the next week. “Steel Valley Thunder” racing will resume this Saturday, June 22 

followed by Ohio Speedweek for the All Star Sprints on Tuesday, June 25.

Sharon has completed 11 straight events and will look to make it 12 on Saturday as good weather is predicted. Saturday is Joy Global Night and will feature the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Once again Saturday night, one lucky boy and girl under the age of 14 will win a bicycle or scooter thanks to King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. This promotion will continue throughout the 2013 season. Saturday’s kitchen special is sauerkraut and kielbasa with mashed potatoes.

After what looked like Jim Weller, Jr. was clearly the dominate car with his new Troyer in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Rex King has stepped up his game with two consecutive victories after struggling since his April 27 win. Weller’s lead has shrunk to 12 points over King in the Governor Insurance Agency Championship point chase. The two veterans have gone at it now for some 30 years at Sharon!

Two-time winner Rex King, Jr. is third in points with one-time victor Dave Murdick fourth. Ricky Richner and Eric Gabany have been two great additions to the weekly field this year with their “358” small-blocks and are fifth and sixth respectively in points. Richner is coming off his season best run in third one week after a season worst ninth place finish.

More Sharon Speedway Dirt Track Results 
Dennis Lunger, Jr. kicked off a great weekend for himself in Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series action winning his third of the season last Saturday then went and made his first ever start Sunday at Allegheny Mountain Raceway a successful one. Lunger leads the Sharon points by a whopping 49 over defending champion Will Thomas III. Lunger is also the highest Sharon regular in the $5,000 to-win Sweeney Weekly Championship points as he sits fourth. Third through fifth in Sharon points are Josh Double, Matt Latta, and Eric Wilson.

It was quite a week for Modified racer Mike Kinney. The Ashtabula, Ohio driver won his season’s first on June 8, finished fourth in the $2,000 to-win UEMS event on June 12 then found victory lane for the second time in a week last Saturday night! Kinney now has a 16-point lead on Jeff Johnson in search of his first ever championship in the Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored division. Joe Gabrielson is just two points behind Johnson in third. Early point leader Alan Dellinger has dropped to fourth over Shawn Shingledecker.

The Stock Cars turned in their biggest count for a regular show this season last Saturday at 18 and the highest since the open show on May 26. Ironically, Rod Laskey was the winner of both of those shows. After battling for the championship last year, Laskey has only made four Sharon starts this year, but has made them count with two wins, a second, and a fourth!

While in the Gibson Insurance Agency point chase, Mike Clark sits atop the standings by 14 over defending champion Tim Burns. Clark, who has never won a championship either, is having his career best season with two wins this far. Third through fifth are Paul Davis, Jamie Scharba, and Brian Carothers.

The battles between 17-year-old Jeremy Double and 12-year-old Jacob Eucker in the Econo Mods have sure stirred the interest of the crowd. Double of nearby Bristolville, Ohio has four wins to Hartford, Ohio racer Eucker’s three. The two compete side-by-side up front seemingly week in and week out.

Another three-time winner, Ryan Fraley, has been the more consistent of the trio as he has a five-point advantage on Double in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products point chase heading into Saturday. Eucker trails the point leader by just 17. One-time winner Steve Burns, Jr. and rookie Ty Rhoades round out the top five.

Travis Creech is having quite the rookie season. The Mini Stock racer won his third of the season last Saturday night and has battled his way to second in the Deforest Used Parts points closing the gap to 39 behind five-time winner Scott Gilliland.

Pits open at 4 p.m. Saturday with grandstands at 5 and heat races slated for 7. Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while children under 14 are always free. Pit passes are $25. Parking and camping is always free.

Don’t forget that coming up on next Tuesday (June 25) will be the first of four Sprint Car shows in 2013 at Sharon! The first event will be an All Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned event as part of Ohio Speedweek with the winner pocketing $5,000. The Econo Mods ($350 to-win) and Mini Stocks ($200 to-win) will be part of the program in points-paying events. Qualifying for the Sprints will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at @SharonSpdwy.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

New Dirt Track Auto Racing Website! Check it out!

We have completely redesigned our dirt track auto racing website to make it easier for you to navigate and find information.  You will see the dirt track racing schedules for Roaring Knob and Dog Hollow right now and we will be adding more schedules from other tracks in Western Pennsylvania.

When we built our first dirt track racing website, we really didn't have the knowledge on how to build a site correctly to make it user friendly.  This is an attempt to help you learn more about the sport while giving Jeremy Zufall a platform to discuss his experience on the dirt track.  Between the dirt track blog you are seeing here and his website, we are hoping to keep you updated and informed. 

We hope you enjoy the new and improved site and welcome your suggestions on our blog.  So check it out:  http://www.dirttrackautoracing.com  and let us know what you think or what information you would like to see added to the site that would be helpful for you.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Dirt Track Auto Racing Season Preparation - New Engine

Jeremy is making progress on building his new, 2013 dirt track auto racing car #20, Fastrak Late Model.  He was able to finally get the new motor, thanks to the help of his family, so we thought we'd share a pic.  Hopefully, with a few more tweaks, he will be able to get on the track soon. 

Here's the pic of his Late Model under the hood.   See you at the track!

Jeremy Zufall #20 dirt track auto racing - late model, Fastrak Under the Hood Motor

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sneak Peak Jeremy Zufall Working on His New Fastrak Late Model for 2013 Dirt Track Auto Racing Season

Now that Jeremy finally has the parts he needs (all but the engine), the first nice weekend was spent with family and friends working on putting some of those parts in place.  Getting a dirt track car ready for the track is hard work.  You have to build the basics and then test and tweek until you get everything right.  Every spare minute after work is used, especially when the season is ramping up.

We'll have more pics as the progress continues.  Hope to see you at the dirt track this year!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Dirt Track Auto Racing Season 2013 is Upon Us

Spring has sprung and now the routine has begun!  The dirt track modified Fastrak shell of a car is in the garage and engine parts are being ordered and built in preparation for the new 2013 season.

This year Joy Mining and Manufacturing Company will once again be the main sponsor for Jeremy's #20.  Thank you for another year.  Progress is being made as the season is now started.  Weekends will be devoted to building the new car and getting on the track as quickly as possible.  We will keep you updated. 

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