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POWRi Midget Series Succeeding By Old-School Means

Brett Anderson (11) and Brad Loyet during a POWRi National Midget Series event in 2010. (Kevin Horcher Photo)

One simple sentence speaks volumes about how Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc., the sanctioning body known to short-track race fans as POWRi, has rejuvenated midget racing in the St. Louis area.

WALTZ: Recognizing The Best (And Worst) From Daytona

Keith Waltz

On Monday evening following the Indianapolis 500, participants gather for the annual victory celebration where prize money and post-race awards are distributed.

WALTZ: Was Racing At Daytona Good Or Bad For The Sport?

Keith Waltz


This definitely isn’t going to be your father’s Daytona 500. In fact, Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout told us the 53rd running of the “Great American Race” will be unlike anything seen since drivers first navigated the high banks of Daytona Int’l Speedway in 1959.

Allmendinger Wants To Bring Petty To Victory Lane

A.J. Allmendinger

A.J. Allmendinger’s journey to America’s top open-wheel racing series started while pedaling BMX bicycles at age 5.

WALTZ: With New Season Comes New Hope For Race Teams

Keith Waltz

With the dawn of a new racing season literally just days away, this is a unique week for the motorsports community as drivers, team owners and crew members across the country are overflowing with optimism.

WALTZ: Breaking Down NASCAR’s Many Point Systems

Keith Waltz


It has long been our belief that in order to understand where auto racing is headed, you have to know where it’s been. Holding true to that theory, the announcement of NASCAR’s new point system sent us to the history books and the old issues of this publication in an effort to learn about the various systems the sanctioning body has used to crown its champions.

WALTZ: Fresh Asphalt May Lead To Daytona Demo Derby

Keith Waltz

After last week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing session at Daytona Int’l Speedway, we have a real concern that the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 will end up being racing’s most expensive demolition derby.

WALTZ: The Circus Is Slashing Prices, Why Isn’t NASCAR?

Keith Waltz

The circus is coming to Charlotte later this month — and we’re not referring to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s NASCAR Media Tour.

A Working Man’s All Star

Brian Kemenah pushes the No. 83 sprint-car driven by Tim Shaffer. (Rick Sherer Photo)

The No. 83 sprint car, owned by Aaron Call and Janet Holbrook and driven by Tim Shaffer, is prepared and maintained by veteran crew chief Brian Kemenah. The team has enjoyed a storybook season highlighted by 21 victories, including the 50th Knoxville Nationals, and a second-straight All Star Circuit of Champions title.

All For One: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

NHRA wins CE

Twenty years ago the auto-racing community came together to help one of its own — and the result was an emotional night that those in attendance will never forget.


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