Category archives for: Short-Track Top Five

Short-Track Top Five: David Byrne

David Byrne will focus on the USAC Mopar National Midget Series and USAC Silver Crown Series pavement races this season. (Photo Courtesy David Byrne Racing)

This week National Speed Sport News talks to open-wheel racer David Byrne. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Byrne has been racing since he was just a child in 1994.

Short-Track Top Five: Ricky Weeks

North Carolina native Ricky Weeks is a five-time Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series champion. (Larrie Ervin Photo)

This week National Speed Sport News talks to veteran dirt-late-model driver Ricky Weeks. Nicknamed the Rutherfordton Rocket, the 51-year-old North Carolina native has been racing for more than 25 years.

Short-Track Top Five: Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

Short-Track Top Five: Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

This week National Speed Sport News talks to Northeastern late-model competitor Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. A native of Hudson, N.H., the 21-year-old driver is a regular competitor on the American-Canadian Tour.

Short-Track Top Five: Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson is a regular with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series in the Southeast. (Larrie Ervin Photo)

This week National Speed Sport News talks to Chris Ferguson, the 2009 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Rookie of the Year. A native of Mount Holly, N.C., Ferguson started out in go-karts before moving to the dirt-late-model world.

Short-Track Top Five: Bobby Measmer, Jr.

Bobby Measmer, Jr. is a regular at Concord (N.C.) Speeway, where he has track championships in two different divisions. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

This week the Short-Track Top Five features late-model competitor Bobby Measmer, Jr. A North Carolina native, Measmer is a regular in the late-model division at Concord (N.C) Speedway.

Short-Track Top Five: Michael Self

Michael Self (21) battles for position during the 2011 running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Calif., in January. (Pat Brandon Photo)

This week National Speed Sport News talks to West Coast competitor Michael Self. Self, who calls Park City, Utah, home, just completed his first full season racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Short-Track Top Five: Kevin Swindell

Kevin Swindell drove his No. 39 midget to his second-straight Chili Bowl triumph in January in Tulsa, Okla. (Frank Smith Photo)

This week National Speed Sport News talks to 21-year-old Kevin Swindell, the two-time and defending Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion and son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell.

Short-Track Top Five: Tyler Reddick

At 14 years old, Tyler Reddick is already a veteran in several different styles of race cars. (Larrie Ervin Photo)

Featured this week in the Short-Track Top Five is dirt-late-model competitor Tyler Reddick. Nicknamed the California Kid, 14-year-old Reddick is already a veteran racer. In 2009, he became the youngest driver to make a feature in World of Outlaws Late Model Series history.

Short-Track Top Five: Jeff Fultz

Jeff Fultz is a veteran racer with victories up and down the East coast in asphalt late models. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

Featured this week in the Short-Track Top Five is racing veteran Jeff Fultz. A three-time champion in the former NASCAR All Pro Series, Fultz also has an ARCA Racing Series triumph on his resume at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., in 2003.

Short-Track Top Five: Jonathan Davenport

Jonathan Davenport won races in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2010. (Larrie Ervin Photo)

This week the Short-Track Top Five features dirt-late-model driver Jonathan Davenport. Nicknamed Superman, Davenport is a 27-year-old native of Blairsville, Ga.

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