DIRT VERSUS PAVEMENT: RACINGIN.COM’S SCOTT KOSAK!

Paved ovals have been placed on a financial red alert. Times are tough for America's asphalt bullrings even while dirt tracks seem to be thriving, primarily due to the popularity of sprint car racing. Stephen Cox talks with Scott Kosak. I was recently talking with the owner of a well-known asphalt late-model Touring Series who made a remarkable observation. Here is a guy who has been in auto racing his entire life, and when offered an opportunity to operate a racetrack he responded, “You'v...
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SHORT TRACK EXCUSES: ME, DANICA AND BARNEY OLDFIELD!

‘The true essence of auto racing is making yourself look as good as possible under the circumstances no matter where you finish, even if your last race had all the success of the Titanic but with fewer survivors,” blogs Stephen Cox. Before you consider that a joke, please reflect briefly on the career of Danica Patrick. I will begin by pointing out the well documented fact that auto racing's first legendary driver, Barney Oldfield, set a world speed record at the Milwaukee Mile in 1905 an...
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SHORT TRACK: RACING ON ALL FOURS!

Stephen Cox blogs about the growing four-cylinder trend in grassroots racing. Once upon a time, entry level stock car divisions at local bullrings across the country were filled with the glorious growl of American V8 engines. They were called “Hobby Stocks,” “Pure Stocks” or “Street Stocks.” A few unimaginative promoters condemned them as “Bombers” or “Thundercars,” as if any fool would want to drive a car so named.   But regardless of the title, entry-level stock car fields at lo...
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