Misc. Sprint/Midget Racing

Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by StandOnIt, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. StandOnIt

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    Car #2 Tony "Smoke" Stewart in the winners circle

     
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    Stewart Returns to Victory Lane at Fort Wayne
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    Stewart raced to victory for the 10th time inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with a dominant run through the field in the headlining 50-lap national midget feature.

    The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion had to transfer in through one of three B-mains after missing the cut in his heat race, but once the main event started there was no stopping Stewart’s familiar No. 2 Our Gang Poker Munchkin midget

    http://tjslideways.com/2019/12/28/stewart-returns-to-victory-lane-at-fort-wayne/
     
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  3. StandOnIt

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    Stewart wins the feature night #2

     
  4. aunty dive

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    ^ The Munchkin ... serious indoor car.
     
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  6. StandOnIt

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    Interesting, I didn't think anything about that name, just thought it was a name. I found this old article about it. I knew that Abru's car was running a Volkswagen on Stewart's team. I might have been looking at some in the early Chili Bowls, I believe Voegler's car was VW powered, but they ran all kinds of stuff back then. 4 cyl Fords, Chevy's and VW's. Looking closely at the second pic in this post it sure looks like Stewart has the short wheelbase Munchkin version.

    http://www.midgetmadness.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16546
     
  7. StandOnIt

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    Munchin Maker :D
    Fedorcak originally developed the idea for the Munchkin during a ride to a surgical procedure in a Louisville hospital. His hands had been burned while racing supermodifieds and as he rode by the exit for the Indianapolis Speedway he filled his mind with concepts and plans started floating around in his head.
    “By the time we got to Louisville I had the thing designed in my head,“ said Fedorcak, who had been close to winning at the Speedrome but never successfully. After Fedorcak drew out his designs on paper, family and friends helped him begin gathering parts even before his hands had healed. In January of 1987 Fedorcak began cutting parts and assembling the chassis. At his first race -- at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill., -- he lapped the field up to third place. “During hot laps, they threw the green and I thought the other guys had not seen it,” said Fedorcak. “I was that much faster.” His next race came at the Speedrome where he won a race televised by ESPN. Things evolved from there. “I have been riding a wave ever since,” said Fedorcak.
     
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  8. aunty dive

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    Don Edmunds AutoResearch ... mid-engine VW powered midget.

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  9. kkfan91

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    That's one of the weirdest racecars I've ever seen
     
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  10. *WEAVER*

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    I just ran upon this photo today, it's from 2015 but wow..

     
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  11. aunty dive

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  13. aunty dive

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    This midget racin' thing looks kinda' expensive. :D

     
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  14. StandOnIt

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    Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit - David Gravel and Kyle Larson

     
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  16. aunty dive

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  18. Clutch

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    Heading to the Springs tonight.
     
  19. aunty dive

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    Snap a few upside down pics, please.
     
  20. Clutch

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    Pickens chatting with kids before the race
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  21. Clutch

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    Ready[​IMG]

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  22. Clutch

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    Pickens Sprint car
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  23. Clutch

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    And Pickens in his fearure winning Midget.
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  25. Clutch

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    The track was groomed perfectly last night.
     
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  26. StandOnIt

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    That was one bad ass race, those guys were rubbing like they had fenders. Nothing but slide jobs, blocking, and out right battering :D
     
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  27. Clutch

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    It was just amazing to watch them. I went back to the pits on the way out and shook Michael's hand and told him how great it was to watch.
     
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  28. Clutch

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    Season finale at Western Springs is the 7th March. Doubt I can make it back after Fontana and having to head to San Diego to see my Cuz after. I'd like to tho.
     

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