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Robert Holman

Robert lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and is DirtonDirt.com's weekend editor. He also operates Jimmy Gray Motorsports, a Middle Tennessee team.
December 27, 2011

Looking back on 2011

Top 10 lists are a staple in December. Everyone likes to count things down in a convenient metrical fashion. Unfortunately, without sticking in a few fillers at the bottom, I wasn’t able to come up with a top 10 for 2011. I did manage to come up with a few thoughts that could be put in my very own ‘best of’ category. I didn’t get out to a ton of races this year, but I did see some good ones. Here are some of the most memorable moments for me.

The 2011 racing season will likely be MORE

December 15, 2011

Reasons not to race

There’s plenty to do in the offseason. But I have to admit that there’s a certain relief that comes along with not having to prepare a car week in, week out. For the guys who race 80 times a year, I’m sure it’s a much welcome break.

Despite the work that must go on around the shop during the very short down time — getting equipment refurbished for February races in Florida leaves little time for anything else — I’m sure it’s nice not having to load up the hauler and hit the road, MORE

December 1, 2011

Anticlimactic finish

During the offseason, topics are kind of scarce. Thank goodness for Thunderhill Raceway. It never fails, whether it’s midseason or mid-November, a trip to the high-banked quarter-mile oval in Summertown, Tenn., almost always sparks some kind of debatable subject matter.

Thunderhill isn’t a place we frequent a lot. In fact, we’ve probably only been there five or six times in the last decade. But each time seems memorable for its own reason — some good, others not so good.

Our team has had MORE

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