Category archives for: Columns

KENNEDY: California Coast


Derek Thorn, a 29-year-old three-time touring stock car champion from Bakersfield, dominated the June 6 Spears Manufacturing SRL Southwest Tour Championship race at Irwindale Speedway.

RODDA: NorCal Notes

Ron Rodda photo

Ron Vander Weerd had an easy solution to his travel issue. His 21-year-old twin sons, Jace and Richard, are sprint car drivers and their father wanted a close home track to race.

KENNEDY: California Coast


Five-time and reigning U.S National Speedway champion Billy Janniro won the inaugural Connor Penhall Memorial Cup in front of 3,400 spectators Wednesday night at Industry Speedway.

RODDA: NorCal Notes

Ron Rodda photo

During the late 1980s, I met Gary Jacob and sitting with him at an occasional race, eventually decided to try to do some writing.

KING: Coming In Clutch

Alanis King Mug

As the Red Bull Global Rallycross season prepares to kick off this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., we thought it necessary to break down some of the biggest storylines and present a few season predictions before the action gets underway.

FENWICK: Spinning Wheels

New Adam Fenwick Mug

The Memorial Day race weekend has come and gone. All that’s left are the memories of glory and heartbreak.

HEDGER: The Long Look


Those who follow NASCAR have certainly heard that the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will include track owner O. Bruton Smith and drivers Curtis Turner, Terry Labonte, Jerry Cook and Bobby Isaac, great choices all.

KENNEDY: California Coast


Southern California has a new 410 sprint car classic. It has become an instant must see race for open-wheel racing fans.

BURNS: Burning Rubber


It’s been seven years since H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler Jr. was an official part of Charlotte Motor Speedway, but in many ways, he’ll always be part of the track.

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

As the Memorial Day racing weekend fastly approaches, we felt it was time to share our thoughts an opinions on some of the recent events in the racing world.


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