View from the Stands (11/11/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator
The World of Outlaws season has come to an end. It was good to see some of our Knoxville Regulars make the trip to Charlotte for the World Finals. Brian Brown had a good showing with a couple of top ten’s, Ian Madsen, Mark Dobmeier, Justin Henderson, and Wayne Johnson also made the trip. The World Finals has turned into a big three day event where the dirt track racing world comes together in the center of the racing business industry. I would even consider it the fifth “major” in sprint car racing with the four majors being the Knoxville Nationals, Eldora Kings Royal, Williams Grove National Open, and the Chico Gold Cup. I ponied up to watch the DirtVision broadcast which I hadn’t done before and I was impressed with their live PPV coverage.
2013 Knoxville Nationals Preview
(8/5/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator
The Knoxville Nationals is one of the hardest races to win, the most prestigious, and pays the most money, $150,000 to the winner! I study a lot of stats, data, prior year finishes, and try to account how their current season is progressing to come up with my power rankings and predictions. As I look into my crystal ball, this is how I break down the field.
View from the Stands (8/4/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator
Shane Stewart won his fifth 360 Nationals title, as expected. He and Paul Silva have the right combination for this event, and should be close next week for Knoxville Nationals. Hope they can get up front then as well.
The race behind Stewart was good, with Kevin Swindell, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, Wayne Johnson, Clint Garner, Jason Johnson, Danny Lasoski… all were swapping positions throughout the entire race. Larson was running eighth at halfway, and then all of a sudden he picked off cars quickly and moved into fifth by lap 20, and third on lap 24, and he and Kevin raced hard for second on the last restart.
View from the Stands(4/30/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Social Media Commentator
The 60th Knoxville Raceway season opener saw 33-410’s, 28-360’s, and 21-305’s for a total of 82 cars drive through the pit gate, a healthy car count to start the season.
Brian Brown went out thirteenth in the qualifying order and established quick time with a lap of 15.039. Ian Madsen was second quick despite going out thirtieth in the order. Dustin Selvage won the first heat with Mark Dobmeier on his tail. Brian Brown had moved from sixth to second when his car seemed to have come out of gear and he stopped in turn two. Continue reading →