Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

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.

2 comments:

Harlin Quincy said...

You can never really replace your dirt track that you become a regular at. You spend hours a day, memorizing every bump and rock on that track, and then, it closes. Leaving you to try something knew, something that you didn't get the chance to prepare for.

Harlin Quincy said...

You can never really replace your dirt track that you become a regular at. You spend hours a day, memorizing every bump and rock on that track, and then, it closes. Leaving you to try something knew, something that you didn't get the chance to prepare for.

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