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October 27, 2009

The Show-Me's future


The Show-Me 100 deserves a great legacy. So I'm hoping that West Plains (Mo.) Motor Speedway owners Don and Billie Gibson can come to an agreement with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series that preserves one of my favorite Dirt Late Model events.

Having Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., adopt Memorial Day weekend's Show-Me 100 — that's what the series has been negotiating with West Plains — isn't the ideal solution, but it may be the best outcome with the Gibsons heading for retirement.


October 21, 2009

Look back at Lawrenceburg


Here's hoping Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway doesn't go down as a footnote in Dirt Track World Championship history, like Thunder Ridge (Ky.) Speedway. You might remember Freddy Smith won his unprecedented fifth DTWC in 1998 at Thunder Ridge, but that was the only time the event was held at the now-closed eastern Kentucky track.

Early in the recent DTWC weekend at Lawrenceburg, it appeared its one-and-done status was likely. The car counts were low, the grandstands weren't jam-packed, the schedule MORE

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