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OLSON: East Coast Trip
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OLSON: East Coast Trip

OLSON: East Coast Trip

One of my goals in life has been to live forever. So far, so good. But it seems like my monthly column has been somewhat of an obituary of many great old friends and racers. When my shoe phone rings these days, I am always afraid to hear someone on the other end say…
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BACON: Special Influence
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BACON: Special Influence

BACON: Special Influence

Along with the rest of the open-wheel racing community, the news of Doug Auld’s passing came as a shocking surprise to me. Doug’s contributions to the sport of sprint car and midget racing are immeasurable and people with far more experience in motorsports journalism…
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HOLLAND: Popular 305s
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HOLLAND: Popular 305s

HOLLAND: Popular 305s

The Racesaver 305 sprint car class has taken off tremendously and become greatly popular at central Pennsylvania and New Jersey dirt tracks.There are two different groups. The oldest is PA Sprint Series (PASS) and the second is the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS). …
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DOTY: Sadness
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DOTY: Sadness

DOTY: Sadness

I don’t consider myself a writer, so I may not be able to put into words as eloquently as others in this publication exactly how shocked and saddened I was — and still am — by the sudden passing of my friend and colleague Doug Auld.As the editor of this magazine, Doug…
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ARGABRIGHT: The Next Chapter
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ARGABRIGHT: The Next Chapter

ARGABRIGHT: The Next Chapter

With the stroke of a pen and the shake of the hand, a key element in motorsports history has moved to its next chapter.Emmett Hahn has sold the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), ending a 30-year run that had a profound impact on sprint car racing. ASCS official Terry…
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BAKER: Remembering
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BAKER: Remembering

BAKER: Remembering

Many of us reading this will know Doug Auld as the founder and of Sprint Car & Midget magazine, after his run with Open Wheel magazine concluded.His editorials on the state of sprint car and midget racing in his column every month, were looked forward to with the…
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KERCHNER: Passionate
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KERCHNER: Passionate

KERCHNER: Passionate

It’s a word used to describe Doug Auld throughout this edition of Sprint Car & Midget Magazine.And he most definitely was that, but as we scrambled to put the pieces together to keep this brand chugging along after his untimely death, it didn’t take us long to …
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SULLIVAN: USAC Nationals
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SULLIVAN: USAC Nationals

SULLIVAN: USAC Nationals

There is an old adage in the promotion world that suggests it takes three years to determine if an event is going to be successful. Exhibit A in support of this theory is the Chili Bowl Nationals. I left the inaugural Chili Bowl easily convinced that I had witnessed…
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OLSON: Uber Car Racing
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OLSON: Uber Car Racing

OLSON: Uber Car Racing

Recently I attended the Rockford Speedway National Short Track Nationals, which very well could be the first Short Track Nationals – and was the brainchild of my friend Bill Earnest and his partner Hugh Deery. Today every track has some type of Nationals whether it…
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BACON: What Changed?
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BACON: What Changed?

BACON: What Changed?

All forms of racing change and progress over time, both on and off the track. The introduction of new engine technology usually makes costs go up along with horsepower numbers. The evolution of suspension technology is the easily biggest change in the last 10 years…
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