Merry Christmas!!!

cool santa14-1Wishing you all a very merry Christmas filled with friends, family and the wonder of God’s love.

As the green flag flies over 2015, I look forward to an exciting year ahead and sharing more stories with each of you.

Thank you all for reading and God bless!

-Darcie

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Eldora 4-Crown: Watching Racing Royalty

Eldora Speedway has always been home to exciting USAC Sprint Car racing action

Eldora Speedway has always been home to exciting USAC Sprint Car racing action

Since 1954 drivers have viewed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as the ruler by which to gauge their success and adaptability.

For sixty years the “Big E” has played host to the biggest names in auto racing.   Drivers like AJ Foyt tackled the ½-mile high banks, and now in 2014 names like Andretti (Aldo’s grandson Jarett is a USAC regular) are still trying to master the track. Continue reading

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History In The Making: The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame at Florence

2014 NDLMHoF Inductee; Bob Kosisiki's restored no.30 machine was one of many cars on display during the North/South 100

2014 NDLMHoF Inductee; Bob Kosisiki’s restored no.30 machine was one of many cars on display during the North/South 100

Tucked into the hills and narrow winding roads of northeast Kentucky sits one of the fastest and toughest dirt tracks in the nation; Florence Speedway.    The Walton, Kentucky track has been considered one of the toughest to tame by many of dirt Late Model racings fiercest competitors.  Because of its reputation, Florence is also the perfectly fitting home of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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UMP Summer Nationals: The Icing on The “Birthday” Cake!

Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio is a hotbed of UMP DirtCar Saturday night excitement

In the middle of northern Ohio’s serene farmland; Oakshade Raceway looks as unassuming as its name suggests.  Looks are very deceiving though as the 3/8-mile semi-banked oval is a wicked-fast track where the Midwest’s best drivers come to play. Continue reading

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Livin’ The Dream at Eldora

Excitement & expectations are high at "The Dream" at Eldora.

Excitement & expectations are high at “The Dream” at Eldora.

Every June, a serene rural landscape in northern Ohio metamorphosis into a metropolis of sorts; almost overnight flat fields become campgrounds with thousands of American and racing flags flaying proudly, and all for one racing event.

The Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora is a crown jewel event and truly the dream of any dirt late model competitor and with $100,000 awarded to the winner of the 100-lap main event on Saturday night it is no small wonder. Continue reading

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Kyle Prochazka: Chasing Titles and Chasing Dreams at CMS

Kyle Prochazka is getting on track at Crystal Motor Speedway.

Kyle Prochazka is getting on track at Crystal Motor Speedway

Kyle Prochazka’s ties to Crystal Motor Speedway run deep.

The St. Johns, Michigan native is a second generation competitor at the speedway and in 2014 he will be trying to repeat history by picking up a CMS Street-Stock Track Championship, just as his father did in the early 80’s. Continue reading

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Stepping into Spring at Crystal Motor Speedway

Cars packed the pits at Crystal Motor Speedway's opener on April 19th, 2014

Cars packed the pits at Crystal Motor Speedway’s opener on April 19th, 2014

The rumble of race engines, and the smell of race fuel burning; for me those are the true signs of spring and after a very long winter it was wonderful to fill my senses with spring this past weekend at Crystal Motor Speedway.

On April 19th CMS opened the gates to the 2014 racing season with a full six-and-one show that was packed with action and cars.   105 competitors battled it out in front of a full crowd of race fans.  Continue reading

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Drifting into 2014 at Sno*Drift

Pure Michigan - Pure Racing:  Jeffrey Reamer & Jeremy Jankowske drive their no.331 into traffic on their way to stage no.1 on a cold Friday at Sno*Drift.

Pure Michigan – Pure Racing: Jeffrey Reamer & Jeremy Jankowske drive their no.331 into traffic on their way to stage no.1 on a cold Friday at Sno*Drift.

Frigid!  It is the single word that best describes the kick-off for the 2014 Rally America series.  Typically that would not be a favorable word to describe a rally race, but when the first event of the season is named the Sno*Drift Rally, extremely cold temps are always a very real possibility. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!!!

cool santa13Wishing you all a safe and joyous holiday filled with the warmth and happiness of family & friends, and the love that can only come from our Savior Jesus Christ!

Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to sharing more stories with you in 2014.

-Darcie

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Gregg Dalman: A New View For 2014

Dalman prepares to warm up his no.49T machine on a sunny Saturday night at CMS.

Dalman prepares to warm up his no.49T machine on a sunny Saturday night at CMS.

Bellevue, Michigan’s Gregg Dalman views life from a different perspective, his vantage point is always behind a steering wheel.  Throughout the week it is an 18-wheeler owned by Martin Transport that serves as Dalman’s window to the world, but on the weekends he trades that view for a much more exciting one; the cockpit of his no.49T 360ci Winged Sprint Car. Continue reading

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