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BUFFENBARGER: Outlaw Speed
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BUFFENBARGER: Outlaw Speed

BUFFENBARGER: Outlaw Speed

Brent Marks is experiencing a career-best season highlighted with multiple victories, including taking $275,000 out of Ohio’s Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend. The results Marks has garnered are the things sprint car drivers dream about. The unique aspect…
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ARGABRIGHT: Too Much Racing?
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ARGABRIGHT: Too Much Racing?

ARGABRIGHT: Too Much Racing?

A couple of months ago we mentioned in this space the current racing tire situation — shortage, crisis, whatever you want to call it — and it’s led to another line of thinking that has come to the forefront.Are we racing too much?More specifically, how much racing …
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SULLIVAN: A Perfect Night
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SULLIVAN: A Perfect Night

SULLIVAN: A Perfect Night

I think it is fair to say that the first time many USAC drivers and officials laid eyes on Port Royal Speedway a few summers ago all had nearly the same thought. It was obvious to some that this would be a great place for a Silver Crown race. This is an easy thing …
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BUFFENBARGER: Oh, Canada
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BUFFENBARGER: Oh, Canada

BUFFENBARGER: Oh, Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges throughout motorsports, many of which are still being felt today. As challenging as the situation as for us in the United States, our sprint car racing counterparts in Canada had bigger hurdles to overcome. The longest wait…
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ARGABRIGHT: Tod Quiring
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ARGABRIGHT: Tod Quiring

ARGABRIGHT: Tod Quiring

Earl Baltes, meet Tod Quiring.Quiring is a couple of generations removed from Baltes, one of the greatest promoters in the history of motorsports who left us in 2015. But the two men share one key trait: The guts to do something audacious, something big, something …
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HOLLAND: Bloomsburg
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HOLLAND: Bloomsburg

HOLLAND: Bloomsburg

The closest dirt track that runs sprint cars to my Drums, Pa., address used to be Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville. However, since they built a dirt track inside the horse track at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, I have a much closer dirt track to my residence. Bloomsburg…
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ARGABRIGHT: Special & Meaningful
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ARGABRIGHT: Special & Meaningful

ARGABRIGHT: Special & Meaningful

After all these years, Bob Frey came home to a town where he’d never been.He seemed genuinely surprised; that’s hard to figure when a guy is one of the all-time great sprint car racers on pavement. But as Frey was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame …
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SULLIVAN: Civility
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SULLIVAN: Civility

SULLIVAN: Civility

I have been an educator for three and a half decades so I can speak with some authority about how one can end their college career prematurely. There are obvious precipitants like simply failing or not attending class. Those are easy ones. In my field which trains …
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BACON: Work Together
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BACON: Work Together

BACON: Work Together

The open-wheel, dirt-track community is finding itself in an atmosphere that has never been experienced in the past. A combination of several factors will, in my opinion, challenge the industry like never before throughout the remainder of this season. Extremely high…
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HOLLAND: Statistics
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HOLLAND: Statistics

HOLLAND: Statistics

When I was a child growing up during the early 1960s my best friend lived two houses down from me. He was a year younger and everything we did, whether it was baseball in the yard or basically any kind of game, he compiled statistics. He had it all written down and…
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