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  • Cap!

    Cap!

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    (Bill W) March 1, 2017 – “Gang, here’s the situation.”  The soft reassuring voice of Cappy would come through the speakers one more time for us fans in the stands at Knoxville Raceway.  There was inclement weather.  We were waiting out a rain delay.  How would refunds be given?  Who more »

  • King of the 360

    King of the 360's!

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Hemby Bridge, NC – I’m googling the succession of royalty in nations that are ruled by monarchy to see where I stand in the grand scheme of events held this weekend overlooking the bays of Tampa.  At first, I pictured myself as the middle-aged peasant pressed up against the barricades more »

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  • Gilly!

    Gilly!

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    (Bill W) February 13, 2017 – Summer Saturdays in Monroe, Iowa when I was a kid often included a pickup game of baseball, basketball or even football.  But around 2 p.m., I was sure to get on my bicycle.  Our town was at a crossroads.  Highway 14 came south from more »

  • Growing Up in Racing

    Growing Up in Racing

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    by Lexi Mills   It's 11:00 p.m. at night and I'm trying to brainstorm new blog ideas.  Winters are hard, there's not much racing related to talk about.  So here's something new, a blog about my family and upbringing.   I grew up in a suburb more »

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  • Introducing the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!

    Introducing the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    (Bill W) January 27, 2016 – Introducing the (Your Name Here) Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!  I’ve been thinking of the best way to give back to sprint car racing through our website, and I’ve come up with a points system that will be based on 70+ 410 more »

  • The Latest from Lex

    The Latest from Lex

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    12 new chapters and 365 new chances; Happy New Year! I was lying in my bed tonight, finding every excuse not to “have time” for my accounting homework, and a new blog seemed to be the right thing to do. I thought I would make this about the last year I more »

  • Get Your Race Team Marketing Proposals Here!

    Get Your Race Team Marketing Proposals Here!

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    (Bill W) November 25, 2016 – It’s time to order or renew your race team marketing proposals for 2017!  For your convenience, they are available in either pdf or Power Point form. Marketing Proposals from Bill W Media include information for prospective partners about your team, your driver, more »

  • The Short Track Nationals - A Tradition Unlike Any Other!

    The Short Track Nationals - A Tradition Unlike Any Other!

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    (Bill W) November 2, 2016 – It has been a rite of Fall for 29 years now, the Short Track Nationals kicks off Thursday at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas.  The decision to go south in late October or early November to escape Iowa chill is an easy one.  more »

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  • Australian Highline Magazine Edition 12

    Australian Highline Magazine Edition 12

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    The latest edition of Australia's free online Highline Magazine is up! (Click on pic for current edition) more »

  • Williams Grove Open Circa 2001!

    Williams Grove Open Circa 2001!

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    (Bill W) October 12, 2016 – I’ve considered central Pennsylvania a second home for a long time.  The great history there, both racing and of our country, memories of some great racing, and some great friends that I consider family always cross my mind when venturing to PA. more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - North and South Carolina

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – Usually I try to find a story within a story even when I’m trying to write the greatest story of all time… Me winning… But there weren’t any awesome, amazing, sad, exciting, depressing, truly inspirational stories that went on in the Carolinas this weekend when the more »

  • Open Wheel 101 with Clint Garner

    Open Wheel 101 with Clint Garner

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    In this edition of Open Wheel 101, we visit with seven-time Knoxville 360 track champion, Clint Garner.  Clint is one of only six drivers to have won in all three sorint car classes at Knoxville.  We learn how this first generation racer got into racing, how his time with legends like more »

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  • The Mopar Million!

    The Mopar Million!

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    (Bill W) September 22, 2016 – It’s been thirteen years since I’ve visited Eldora in September, but it still seems like yesterday.  Thousands flocked (including myself) to see 138 competitors vie for the richest purse in the history of sprint car racing.  After giving Donnie Moran $1,000,000 to win in more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - Mean Joe Victorious!

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Swanee, GA – I was in my shop Saturday evening cleaning the fuel system on my beat-up sprinter eagerly waiting for my Note 4 to vibrant violently alerting me that Wesley Outland of the USCS was live on Facebook streaming Pete’s races from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.  Next more »

  • The Spoon!

    The Spoon!

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    (Bill W) September 9, 2016 – It was the early 1990’s.  I pulled my Ranger into a gas station in Canton, Illinois.  I asked the employee behind the counter where I could find Spoon River Speedway.  “Take the highway out of town south,” he said.  “Take a left at the more »

  • Lex Mills - Chasing My Memories of BC!

    Lex Mills - Chasing My Memories of BC!

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    It’s been a couple months since I’ve blogged, but I have just wrapped up the busiest month of my life.  Trust me when I tell you “the busiest,” I have no idea where my summer went.  Now, I’m already a week through my senior year of high school…that doesn’t even seem more »

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    "It's a Wonderful Life" in Kokomo - Remembering BC!

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    August 26, 2016 – Showing my age a little bit here, but I’m sure many of you have seen the 1946 movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  The film actually lost over a half million dollars after its release, but it found new life in my childhood.  Ted Turner owned about more »

  • Johnny Gibson and Tony Bokhoven Made Me Feel Like I Was There!

    Johnny Gibson and Tony Bokhoven Made Me Feel Like I Was There!

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    By Adam J. Ulrey www.nwsprintcarhistory.com   I'm a huge baseball fan and love listening to baseball games on the radio. Having grown up listening to the greats paint a picture and make you feel like you were sitting along the third base or first base side, where more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - Carolina Sprints/Friendship Speedway, Elkin, NC

    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Elkin, NC – Last time I was at Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC, I had some official screaming over the Raceceiver, “Get that guy off the track!  That’s three spinouts in the same corner.  He’s holding up the show.”  Unfortunately, that guy was me.  Push Truck Pro Marvin would more »

  • Steve King Foundation Nationals Fundraiser

    Steve King Foundation Nationals Fundraiser

    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    The Steve King Foundation is bringing an inaugural event to this year’s 56th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. This event will include a luncheon from 11am-1pm on Thursday, August 11, with several raffle baskets for bid. The luncheon will be under the FVP tent in the more »

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