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August 22, 2019

South’s crown jewel scarcity

Dan Fennell

We are smack in the middle of crown jewel season and that’s a wonderful thing if you have an opportunity to venture out to one of these high-paying, prestigious events. If you live in the South like I do, however, you may find that it’s a bit harder to get to a crown jewel, or at least if you do go to one, be prepared to cover a lot of mileage on your way.

While crown jewels — or at least crown jewel hopefuls — seem to be popping up with great frequency, they’re still pretty scarce in MORE

August 8, 2019

Passing points anyone?

Thank you Jonathan Davenport. Thanks for setting the Twitterverse ablaze with ponderings of passing points. With 18 hours to kill while riding from Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., to Longhorn Chassis in Trinity, N.C., following his prelim crash in last weekend’s USA Nationals, J.D. took to Twitter to voice his disdain over the passing points format used in the $50,000-to-win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series crown jewel event.

When using the passing points format, MORE

July 25, 2019

Lesson in perseverance

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Tanner English is smack in the middle of a tough lesson of perseverance. The 26-year-old Benton, Ky., native’s first foray with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals has been up and down at best. But English and his Big Frog Motorsports team have stuck it out and entering the final three races of the tour are currently in fourth place in series points.

It’s been a test of patience for sure for English, much like his season as a whole. He was supposed to have a career opportunity this season MORE

July 23, 2019

Hell Tour perfect attendance

Thanks to a rash of rainouts, the 2019 Hell Tour wasn’t quite as hellish as usual in 2019. But while the loss of several events to weather reduced the length of the DIRT Summer Nationals — 18 points races at 17 tracks in four states were completed over 32 days — and the longest continuous stretch of racing was a modest five nights in a row, attending every show was still a test of dedication and willpower. | Slideshow | Complete Summer Nationals coverage

This year the group of diehards on MORE

July 11, 2019

Weary on the Fourth of July

The week of the Fourth of July was arguably the busiest race week of the season and after what seemed like a bazillion races, frankly, I was glad it was behind us. I was, however, glad that we managed to get through the week largely unaffected by Mother Nature. It’s about time.

As I began to doze off to sleep early Sunday morning to the sound of raindrops pelting the aluminum roof on my house, the first thought I had — or maybe the last thought depending on how you look at it — was that MORE

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