Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by StandOnIt, Jun 21, 2017.
Good to see and hear from some well grounded young people spending time with family racing and there Dad racing dirt, hell yeah.
West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on June 23rd, 2017!
Eldora, you can tell the difference in this track compared to the others
Eldora the night before the King's Royal It's a dust out, Christopher Bell in the 14
Saw them earlier this week at the Brad Doty
Pretty cool getting to meet Kyle Larson
Kings royal, Bell was moving to the front until he had his front wing mangled when he tangled with a back marker. He came from the back and finished 3rd
Camera mounted on the rear of Bell's sprinter. wild. Man he is smooth on the throttle and he was keeping it wide open. He passed a ton of cars
Bell actually came home 2nd. Impressive run from the rear.
His front wing was mangled, You could tell it slowed him down at the last.
"That kid is pretty good," Schatz said of Bell. "He's giving me gray hair."
With Schatz finishing first to Bell's second, they reversed the order of the previous night [link] and gave Tony Stewart Racing a sweep of the top two positions both nights.
Bell and Pitman are local Okie boys.
Top 10 Finishers
1. Donny Schatz
2. Christopher Bell
3. Brad Sweet
4. Cole Duncan
5. Ryan Smith
6. Lee Jacobs
7. Chad Kemenah
8. Daryn Pittman
9. Kraig Kinser
10. Sheldon Haudenschi
I'll tell ya Sheldon H puts on a hell of a show. Seriously takes some crazy risky dive bombs
Holy freak this was a wild one
Haudenschi, Haudenschield?not going to spoil it
I was bummed when I read that this morning
Going to my first WoO race this coming weekend at Wilmot. I've been to tons of NASCAR races, and a few short track races, but never dirt. Any tips for a good experience? Can be specific to Wilmot if anyone's been or just general WoO tips.
I always sat close to turn 4, but wear eye protection because that is where dirt chunks can sometimes fly thru the fence. But most of the action happened around there, restarts and last turn passes. The tracks I used to go to you could see the pits from there. If not sit towards the middle, less dirt and all that.
Be ready to have a blast! And cover up your can of beer during the race.
Also Turn 4 is usually your best bet as the dust cloud usually isn't as potent as in Turn 1
Thanks. That's one thing I was going to ask (more to prepare my wife than for me). How bad is the dirt in your face?
Just my two cents. Wife? first dirt race? set her in the middle, don't go down to turn four. It depends about the dust. As a general rule the later it gets the dustier it is, unless they keep watering down the track. The tracks are all different depending on what kind of dirt.
looks like the locals knew something the out of towner's didn't. They set up for the low line
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Knoxville Raceway August 11, 2017 | HIGHLIGHTS
Sure do wish it didn't cost fifty ****** dollars to watch this race tonight.
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Knoxville Nationals August 12, 2017 | HIGHLIGHTS
Larson @ 2:29
Thanks for posting StandOnit!
Hell of a battle the last few laps, all good stuff!
Pretty interesting listening to Schatz telling how it went down I thought.
Pretty cool he said Kyle has raised the bar and making them pay close attention.
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