Category archives for: Columns

TAYLOR: Don’t Bash The Tires

Stephen Taylor

Tires are – both in practice and in theory – among the simplest of brilliant inventions. They are nothing more than rubber encasing a wheel to provide traction and grip to an automobile.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

When mistakes are made, today’s society frequently tears down the rich and famous, finding fault with almost everything. The idea of holding someone accountable is fundamental for achieving progress…

KENNEDY: California Coast


The 12th season of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on the Irwindale Speedway half-mile and third-mile tracks took place in 2013. Fifteen nights of competition were scheduled and completed. Eighteen race nights are scheduled in 2014, starting with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West 150 on Saturday, March 22.

DEGROOT: Round The Track

Nick Degroot

Last weekend was the season opener for the V8 Supercars in Adelaide, Australia.

HEDGER: SuperFans Part No. 3


We’ve been running down the 2013 finishes of our longstanding SuperFans contest, with Pro division winner Ed Reichart and Amateur titlist Joe Scholtisek already named as winners of the SuperFans plaques sponsored by Tim Frost’s National Speedway Directory.

TAYLOR: The NHRA’s Diverstiy Success

Stephen Taylor

At the newly renamed Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., last Sunday the stars of the NHRA were again ready to push their rockets to the limit and sometimes over it.

HEDGER: Superfans Part No. 2


We ran through the Pro standings, topped by overall champion Ed Reichert, in part one of the 2013 SuperFans results. Now it’s time to run down the Amateur finish in part two.

TAYLOR: The New Earnhardt Jr.

Stephen Taylor

Sunday was Daytona 500 race day. What NASCAR fans had been waiting months for was finally here. A calm first 38 laps were run before the rain came – lots of rain.

HEDGER: SuperFans Part No. 1


With the February events at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park in full swing and the Daytona 500 coming fast, it’s time for the 2013 SuperFans report.

TAYLOR: The King Speaks Out

Stephen Taylor

Richard Petty has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. NASCAR’s King with 200 victories and a North Carolina drawl is the definition of old-school cool.

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