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By Dan Schechner on September 6, 2016

* Short Track Epicenter: The Dirt Track at Charlotte next month plays host to an all-new three-day extravaganza showcasing some of the best “weekly racers” from across the US, according to DIRTcar Racing officials, as some nine divisions will contest a purse in excess of $120,000 during the Thursday (October 20) to Saturday (October 22) World Short Track Championships. Suitably, it’s slated for the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, also at The Dirt Track.

“This massive event will make Charlotte the epicenter of dirt track racing in the United States and bring the best and brightest from around the country together for two incredible weeks,” noted Brian Carter, CEO of World Racing...

By Dan Schechner on August 29, 2016

“How much space do I get?”

This was the first question that crossed my mind after deciding to devote my September 2016 Editor’s Note to our special guest for this year’s Grand Opening Breakfast, the traditional kickoff event of the annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

Just in the past few years, the Breakfast has featured industry luminaries like the magnificent Richard Petty, the incomparable John Force, the legendary Snake and Mongoose (Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen), and the hard-charging Brad Keselowski. And each year we’ve been fortunate to showcase MAVTV’s Dave Despain as host of our own live AM wakeup program, “Good Morning, PRI.” Served up alongside a hearty, catered meal and the camaraderie of 3000 or so...

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By Andrea Brake on August 19, 2016

Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Attending this event is something that’s been on my list from the moment I entered the racing industry. Unfortunately, the last two I’ve tried to attend were canceled due to heavy rains and flooding.

But I decided to take the risk again this year and booked my ticket with fingers crossed. And you know what: Third time’s a charm! With binoculars, chair, sunglasses and sunscreen in tow I finally arrived in the land of the salt.

If you’ve never been, well, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before—truly fascinating to be surrounded by an endless white landscape, where the ground is so flat you can actually see the curvature of the Earth.

Over the years I have attended several...

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By Christen D'Alessandro on August 8, 2016

A new reality TV series set to debut this fall on the Rev’n Network has some industry insiders optimistic it could bring a Street Outlaws-level of awareness to the sport of truck and tractor pulling.

“Hooked On Dirt” will showcase the lives of several drivers, both on and off the track, as well as staff from the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, based in Louisville, Kentucky.

The highlighted pulling classes will include the Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, the Super Stock 2WD Trucks and the Pro Street Semis. “These are classes that the fans at home will relate to; there’s something for everyone—tractors, trucks and semis,” explained Tom McConnell of the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series. “We believe for...

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