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June 29, 2009

'That Mars guy' ain't bad

Todd Battin

It continues to amaze me how people underestimate Jimmy Mars. Walking down from the tower after shooting a thrilling Firecracker 100 Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway, where Mars rallied to win after changing a lap-27 flat tire, a fan said: "I can't believe that Mars guy won tonight." Huh? That Mars guy? Really? 

Perhaps he wasn't a national Dirt Late Model fan. Maybe he's never seen Mars race. Or maybe he'd had one too many Keystone Lights. But it's not the first time that I find people MORE

June 25, 2009

Hell Tour lives up to name

When Billy Moyer says it, I believe it.

Talking with Billy after Wednesday night's UMP Summernationals stop at Tri-City Speedway near St. Louis, I asked the six-time series champion where he thought this year's series ranked amongst the hottest, temperature-wise, tours of all time. With that wry smile that you only know if you see it, Moyer said: "If this isn't the worst, it's gotta be near the top, and there were some years that you didn't want to do nothing but lay in the hauler it was so MORE

June 22, 2009

Color me nervous

First off, I'm aware that I'm not as tan as I might appear in the image above (thanks for pointing it out, Mom). Secondly, I'm nervous.

Why? I'm not exactly sure. I've done hundreds of video reports from dozens of dirt tracks around the country and never thought twice about it, but something about a blog has me thinking I'm in over my head. With the video, I get to let the images speak for themselves, but with this, unfortunately (as my wife will tell you), I'm the one speaking for myself, which MORE

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