Outlaws Invade Northern Michigan!!!

The pit area was full for the World of Outlaw Series Late Model event at Merritt Raceway.

For over three decades the World of Outlaws name has been a trademark of incredibly organized and promoted dirt track racing events.   Although highly recognized;  WoO was known by all but experienced only by the open-wheel racing enthusiasts who lived for the torque and speed of 410ci winged Sprinters.   In 2004 the World Racing Group changed the game, and simultaneously the world of Dirt Late Model racing when they founded the World of Outlaw Late Model Series.    Continue reading “Outlaws Invade Northern Michigan!!!”

Traxxas TORC Off Road Racing at Bark River

Johnny Greaves & Ricky Johnson battle it out coming down for the checkered at Bark River International Raceway

Although my typical USAC racing ventures feature only left-hand turns on August 14th I took in USAC racing of a different nature at Bark River International Raceway near Escanaba, Michigan. Continue reading “Traxxas TORC Off Road Racing at Bark River”

Scotty Baker: Turning Laps and Turning Heads

Scott Baker stands by his no.13 before an evening of racing at CMS

For Ionia, Michigan’s Scotty Baker, strapping into the cockpit of a racecar was always more than just a childhood dream, it was a passion.   

Growing up near I-96 and Crystal Motor Speedways, Scotty spent many summer nights in the grandstands, “I remember being a kid and coming to the track and watching Bob Flinn in his #02 Late Model and knowing that was what I wanted to do”.   Continue reading “Scotty Baker: Turning Laps and Turning Heads”

Rusty Zeigler is Carrying on The Family Tradition

Rusty Zeigler awaits a night of racing from the cockpit of his no.776

One cannot think of Crystal Motor Speedway without the image of a red No.776 coming to mind.   For decades the Zeigler family name has been synonymous with the 3/8-mile dirt track in Crystal, Michigan.

A regular front-runner in the IMCA division; Rusty Zeigler can’t imagine a Saturday night away from the rumble of race engines. Continue reading “Rusty Zeigler is Carrying on The Family Tradition”