DAY 2 – IT’S EATIN’ TIME TRACKCHASING TOUR
Reprinted with permission from my November 3, 2007, Trackchaser Report.
Greetings from first Brighton, Tennessee
and then West Memphis, Arkansas
From the travels and adventures of the
“World’s #1 Trackchaser”
Atoka Raceway Park
Lifetime Track #1,286
Riverside International Speedway
Lifetime Track #1,287
There is some strange behavior going on in the National Diversity Contest. I wanted to make you aware of what’s happening before you heard it anywhere else. Will White, in addition to being the Trackchaser Commissioner, is also the webmaster for the official trackchasing website. Mr. White has been a little slow in posting each trackchaser’s results on his website. Results have only recently been posted for the final three weeks of October.
I have had a good NGD weekend so far, gaining four positions in Louisiana on Friday night and one in Tennessee and five in Arkansas today. That’s a pretty good NGD weekend and I still have tomorrow to go yet.
However, over the past three weeks, Mr. Gordon Killian (above), a resident of Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania has been focusing on his lifetime NGD points. While I was enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon football game at the Rose Bowl, Gordon was flexing his financial muscle with a long-distance trip for just one day of trackchasing. He traveled all the way to Nashville, Tennessee to add two tracks. More importantly to him, this trip netted seven valuable NGD state position points. He also went to several tracks in Ohio during this time and gained one more position point from this activity.
Currently, Mr. Killian trails in the lifetime NGD standings by just seven position points (Gordon 6.55 vs. Randy 6.41). There is a distinct possibility that the three-time lifetime NGD champion could erase this deficit and win his fourth consecutive title. I am concerned about this for several reasons.
First, I would like to know who is putting Gordon up to this. I have my suspicions. He has had plenty of opportunity to just roll over and give up. Trackchasing, according to everything I have ever been told, is not supposed to be competitive. Of course, my granddaddy told me to judge people’s actions and not their words. I try to live by his advice.
I am also concerned that Mr. Killian’s close friends do not know what his true motives are. In a recent conversation with Mr. Mike Knappenberger, a close confidant of Gordon’s, I was assured that “Gordy tells me he doesn’t care about the NGD points”. First, I am concerned about Mike. If he believes this, then what other tales is Gordon telling him? Secondly, I am also concerned for Mike. Maybe Mike knows that the NGD contest IS very important to Mr. Killian and is simply trying to sneak one by me. That would not be right.
There are less than two months remaining in the 2007 trackchasing season. Projecting future NGD results is not much different than projecting a national election. In an election, one candidate might be out in front, with still more votes to be counted. The person currently behind can easily overcome a small deficit after all the votes come in.
In looking at what will likely be coming up, I project that Gordon has a 63% chance of winning this year’s lifetime NGD contest. This makes me the underdog. I have never won this contest ever. To win, Mr. Killian will have to have his friends drive him around. I don’t believe he has the stamina to do this by himself.
However, if Mr. Killian does win this year’s contest, I am not going to
- Accuse him of being some rich guy who can go all the way from Pennsylvania to Nashville on a moment’s notice.
- Accuse him of being some big corporate tycoon (Killian is a long-time employee of a major Pennsylvania bread company).
- Accuse him of using unethical tactics associated with (apparently) all corporate employees. I will not try to paint him with the same brush used to cover the Enron scandal.
- Accuse him of being a racist.
- Accuse him of having a track list that is dishonest.
Mr. Killian has been attached to these accusations in the past. He’s paid a price for it. I don’t want to see him placed on probation again by any of the trackchasing sanctioning bodies who have reacted to his behavior in the past.
If Gordon should end up winning this year’s contest, I will simply do what any fellow competitor would. I will offer my heartfelt congratulations. I will then go about developing a strategy to unseat him in 2008.
Carol implores that if Mr. Killian wins the NGD contest, I should “give him his magazine. He deserves it. He likes it”. Of course, Trackchasing’s First Mother, ever the “Pollyanna” type refers to the annual prize that goes to each man and/or woman who wins the lifetime and annual National Geographic Diversity contests. Mr. Killian is a current subscriber to the National Geographic Magazine, a prize given to each NGD winner.
I do offer a disclaimer or two. I am not going to be in anyway responsible for Mr. Killian or any of his drivers blowing their retirement savings trying to keep up in the NGD contest. I am not going to be responsible for premature wear and tear on their automobiles as they use them up driving up and down interstate 95. This can be an expensive game and you shouldn’t play if you can’t pay.
There is a possibility that I will have sponsorship dollars for this year’s lifetime NGD contest. I am negotiating with a national company to provide a $10,000 cash prize to this year’s winner. I won’t know if this award will be coming through for a few more weeks.
Finally, I hope that webmaster Will White (above center) can post the results from all of the leading lifetime NGD candidates on more of a real-time basis for the remainder of this year. This will allow all fans and contestants to enjoy what is shaping up to be the “trackchasing contest of the century”.
Will Carol repeat as women’s trackchasing champion in 2007? What do household chores have to do with her decision?……………….more in “The Objective”.
Where did Carol decide to have her “48th trackchasing state” celebration? …………..details in “The objective”.
What did the customers at the Waffle House in McComb, Mississippi see for the very first time? …………..details in “The Trip”.
GREETINGS FROM BRIGHTON, TENNESSEE AND THEN WEST MEMPHIS, ARKANSAS.
We woke up in Jackson, Mississippi this morning and went to sleep in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is what transpired today.
We ended up in Tennessee and Arkansas for a few reasons today. The most important was that Arkansas allowed me to gain five lifetime NGD state positions. I moved up from ninth place to fifth place (four position gains) and moved my nearest competitor down in the Razorback rankings from 9th to 10th (one position gain).
We were also able to score a trackchasing double, which is difficult to do in November. Carol has now trails Ms. Pam Smith for the women’s division lead by just one track. Carol has no more scheduled new tracks for the balance of this year. If you would like to encourage Carol to give Ms. Smith a run for her money, you can email your support to her. I’m willing to let her ride shotgun.
I have been discussing the women’s championship with Carol. Recall, she is the two-time defending champion in this category. Carol seems more interested in taking care of things around the house than defending her title. She did give me the option of doing a few chores around the house so that she could go trackchasing more often. I referred that choice to the committee at Randy Lewis Racing and it was soundly rejected. I predict Carol with finish second this year in the women’s competition. However, her appetite for trackchasing state diversity should hold her in good stead for the annual NGD women’s championship.
Trackchasing travel is never easy. With the level of track penetration, I have achieved the remaining “points on the map” seem to get further and further apart. Following tonight’s races, we drove about three hours north to Jackson, Mississippi.
We wanted to find a place to celebrate Carol’s 48th different trackchasing state. A Waffle House along the interstate in McComb, Mississippi filled that bill. Carol feasted on steak and eggs as she contemplated her trackchasing achievements.
As you know, I am always seeking trackchasing “firsts”. I believe I have achieved another first tonight at the Waffle House. I brought my laptop into the diner so I could find a hotel for us to stay at tonight. From the looks of the late-night Friday crowd in McComb, Mississippi, this was indeed a first!
I used my “special super-secret” (SSS) ability to connect to the internet virtually anywhere in America. It was 9:40 p.m. Central time. Priceline.com allows you to make reservations for the current day up until 11 a.m. Eastern time. I had 20 minutes to order a waffle, a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, make an internet connection and then a hotel reservation with Priceline. The Waffle House patrons looked on in awe at a trackchaser at work.
Was I surprised that Jackson, Mississippi has no four-star hotels? No, not really. I tried to get one of the three-star hotels mysteriously listed on Priceline, but my meager offerings were rejected. Undaunted, I pressed on. I came up with a Courtyard by Marriott for just $44 plus tax. The Motel 6 in Jackson, according to their website was charging $55 plus tax. The Marriott website told me the king-bedded room at the Jackson Courtyard by Marriott that we got on Priceline was normally being sold for $121 plus tax tonight.
I pay a monthly charge to have internet capability anywhere, anytime in the United States. The money I save pays that fee back many times over every month. In the meantime, we can enjoy the luxury of better accommodations. There is something to the statement that “you have to spend money to make money”.
We could not sleep in on Saturday morning. We were out the door by 7 a.m. (5 a.m. San Clemente time). We had a four-hour drive up to today’s track and we had to do some “rental car management” at the Memphis airport before we arrived at the track. No, trackchasing is not easy. It can be made EASIER, but never EASY.
We stopped to fill up in a rural Mississippi town. While I was getting the gas, Carol struck up a conversation with the lady cashier in the convenience store. This woman was stoked. She was moving today.
She told Carol she was moving into a new (different for her) mobile home. Yes, she told Trackchasing’s First Mother, the mobile home had a hole in the floor, but it could easily be fixed. What a positive attitude.
That reminded me that material things are not required. Yes, I would rather have nice things than not, but I grew up with very little and feel that I could live that way again if it were necessary. However, I will be rebalancing my retirement portfolio in the hopes that I can avert any material regression.
Today was my 18th-lifetime track to see in the Volunteer State. This breaks my tie with the racing Eckels and Roger Ferrell. I trail Sammy Swindell by just one track for the seventh position.
The Atoka Raceway Park was Carol’s 5th-lifetime track in Tennessee. She is now tied for 28th place in the Volunteer State with Will White and Max Allender.
Tonight was my 6th-lifetime track to see wheel to wheel racing at in the Razorback state. This puts me in a tie for 5th place with Allan Brown and Rick Schneider among others. Of note is that this track improves my state ranking from ninth place to fifth place. It also moves Gordon Killian from ninth to tenth. My gain of four positions and Gordon’s loss of one gives me a five-point lifetime NGD point advance.
This was Carol’s second Arkansas track. She is now tied for 20th place with Roscoe (Pappy) Hough and Paul Weisel among others.
ATOKA RACEWAY PARK, BRIGHTON, TENNESSEE – TRACK #1,286 (CAROL’S TRACK #347)
It was a gorgeous fall day at ARP. There wasn’t a cloud in the blue sky and the temperature was a comfortable 66 degrees. We used our GPS unit, aka “Dusty” to traverse several two-lane Tennessee roads to reach the track. Just as we reached the track address we had inputted, it looked like we were out in the middle of nowhere. I was just about ready to berate “Dusty” when I looked down the side of a hill on our left.
Presto, change-o, a full pit area of campers, racecar haulers and racecars came into view. The GPS unit continues to be absolutely amazing.
I will say this, I fully respect those trackchasers that did this hobby in the 70s and earlier. Back then there was no internet, it cost a princely sum to make a long-distance phone call and there was no National Speedway Directory to speak of.
I lost my copy of the directory a couple of months ago. I think it slid under the seat of my rental car and I didn’t know it. It’s too late in the year to get another one. I didn’t think I would ever say this, but I have hardly missed it. Two-thirds of the tracks I still have on my North American radar list, are not in the book. I now use websites to track physical addresses and directions. The best of all worlds is to have a physical address that I can put into Dusty.
Next year I will get another copy of the National Speedway Directory. I don’t want to be without any resource that is available. It’s just that in my trackchasing situation, this book is not the indispensable treasure of information it used to be for me.
The Atoka Raceway Park races during the day in the spring and fall. During the summer, they race at night. This meant, that in order to get a trackchasing double with ARP, I would have to visit in the “shoulder” season, so I could combine this track with another running in the evening.
Earlier in the year, I passed up this track because of bad weather. Today was their last race of the season. I was most pleased to finally get to Atoka located in Brighton, Tennessee.
This is a high-quality banked dirt oval. It’s about 1/8-mile around. Really the track is just like a traditional quarter-mile short track oval that has been shrunk. The P.A. is good, there was no dust and they ran an efficient race program.
There were eighteen classes of karts racing today. Only two of those classes were trackchasing countable. The two countable classes were both variations of senior champ karts. One group was the 11th class to run of the day. The other was the 18th and final class.
Today, all junior classes “qualified” by time rather than running a heat race. All of today’s karts use electronic transponders. This allows the track to have several racers on the track at the same time and each kart takes its best time from 4-5 laps run. It’s similar to how the World Formula One does it.
All of the senior class entries ran a heat race in order to determine the feature lineup. We stayed for the two senior champ heats. Each had about 8-10 karts racing although the fields of cars were not identical. It didn’t make much sense to wait through intermission and 16 classes of non-countable karts in order to see the senior champ kart features.
When we arrived one of the drivers we had talked too last night in Gonzales, Louisiana came up to say hello. He and his 10-year old son had driven all night to reach the Atoka track by 6:30 a.m. That’s more than a 400-mile drive with a racecar hauler overnight in order to pursue their hobby. Trackchasing can be tough. Owning and racing a car is much tougher.
RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, WEST MEMPHIS, ARKANSAS – TRACK #1,287 (CAROL’S TRACK #348)
The Riverside International Speedway was one of my “signature” tracks. I have identified one such track in all 50 states (X Rhode Island) as the one track in that location I would most like to see. I will say that I was disappointed in RIS. I was expecting a “top 40” track and it wasn’t even close.
We arrived at about 5 p.m. while it was still daylight. I wanted to get some pictures of the track while there was enough light for my camera. This track is located in a downtrodden area. The streets are not well marked and it’s difficult to locate. Fortunately, I had the promoter’s cell phone number to help us find the place.
We entered the backstretch side of the track by mistake. RIS has a huge wooden grandstand on the backstretch. It’s larger than the grandstand on the front stretch. However, the wooden boards in the bleacher look to be filled with dry rot. It’s a scary situation. It looks like they are upgrading some of the seat boards with steel seating, which is long overdue.
The P.A. is not very good. The track surface, which RIS is noted for, was excellent. The black Mississippi gumbo stayed moist and tacky all night. After an excellent Chinese meal at the Formosa Restaurant, we returned to the track at 7:15 p.m. They were just finishing up with time trials. This was perfect timing for us as we don’t like to spend any time watching the cars qualify.
The track turned into a “bump, spin and yellow flag” affair. That’s one of the worst kinds. Even though the track surface was great, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen such ill-handling cars in almost all classes. The late models were particularly lame. Nearly every car “pushed” like a farm plow.
There were several classes racing including some form of mini-stock (13-14), late models (16), mini-sprints (9), 305 wingless sprint cars (10) and modifieds (16). The sprint cars looked like it would not take much to get one launched into the grandstand.
The late model “dash for cash” had something I had never seen before. Each of the six drivers drew a pill for their starting positions. That’s not unusual. However, when the driver got his starting position number, he then had to give it to another driver! The driver who started from the first-row pole won the $300 cash prize.
Riverside is now in my rearview window. This was their last race of the season. The track used to close around Labor Day. But with new ownership, this year the track expanded to both Friday and Saturday night racing as well as extending the season into November. I don’t think I caught them on their best night.
At intermission, they brought out a two-seated sprint car where the passenger sits directly behind the driver. This car had such a long wheelbase it would make a Silver Crown car look like a midget. Actually, tonight’s car looked more like a limo than anything else.
I’ve seen two-seated sprinters several times. I have never seen a driver that was “on the gas” as much as this guy was. The two-seater raced with a wing and seemed to be quite a bit faster than the normal-sized wingless sprint cars that raced tonight. The two-seater passenger got the five-lap ride of his/her life tonight.
I really liked the 13-year-old wingless sprint car driver. I think he’s going to be the next Steve Kinser. The two-seated sprint car I raced in New Zealand had the passenger sitting beside and not behind the driver. I thought tonight’s two-seater was “for weenies”. The kart track this afternoon had many more advertising billboards that RIS. The smoke was so bad from the mini-sprint engines I thought we were going to need an iron lung.
RENTAL CAR UPDATE
Memphis-pickup/Little Rock/drip – Saturday/Sunday
We drove the National Rental Car Racing Pontiac Grand Prix that we picked up in New Orleans to the Memphis airport. The original plan was to drop the car in Memphis to end our two-day “pickup in one place and drop in another place”, rental. This would minimize the days we would be renting a car with a higher daily fee because of the drop-off surcharge.
Then, when flights out of Memphis to Las Vegas didn’t look good, we found a flight leaving from Little Rock, Arkansas. This meant we would need a car to take us from Memphis to Little Rock. In order to minimize hassle (as if there wasn’t enough already), we closed the contract out on our New Orleans car and opened a new contract (Memphis-Little Rock) with the very SAME car. We did this so we didn’t have to move our stuff from one car to another.
Fortunately, I was able to use another “free day” coupon I had earned with the National Rental Car Company for this one-day drop in Little Rock rental. The rate they were quoting for a one-day rental if I had not had the coupon was $212!!!
I drove the Grand Prix 250 miles. I paid an average price of $3.00 per gallon. The Pontiac gave me 20.5 miles per gallon in fuel mileage at a cost of 14.6 cents (U.S.) per mile. The car cost only 4.6 cents per mile to rent, all taxes included.
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Los Angeles, CA – New Orleans, LA – 1,628 miles
RENTAL CAR – PICKUP NEW ORLEANS, DROP MEMPHIS
Louis B. Armstrong International Airport – trip begins
Gonzales, LA – 87 miles
Memphis International Airport – 548 miles
RENTAL CAR – PICKUP MEMPHIS, DROP LITTLE ROCK
Memphis International Airport – trip begins
Brighton, TN – 42 miles
West Memphis, AR – 112 miles
Little Rock National Airport – 250 miles
TRACK ADMISSION PRICES:
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center – $10
Atoka Raceway Speedway – $10
Riverside International Speedway – $12
LIFETIME TRACKCHASER STANDINGS UPDATE:
There are no trackchasers currently within 100 tracks of my lifetime total.
- Randy Lewis, San Clemente, California – 1,287
These worldwide trackchasers are within 10 tracks (plus or minus) of Carol’s current trackchaser total.
- Ken Schrader, Concord, North Carolina – 352
- Max Allender, Des Moines, Iowa – 349
- Carol Lewis, San Clemente, California – 348
2007 TRACKCHASER STANDINGS
- Randy Lewis, San Clemente, California – 149
- Ed Esser, Madison, Wisconsin – 98
- Roland Vanden Eynde, Vilvoorde, Belgium – 98
- Mike Knappenberger, Reading, Pennsylvania – 88
- Paul Weisel, Orefield, Pennsylvania – 61
- Pam Smith, Effort, Pennsylvania – 55
- Carol Lewis, San Clemente, California – 54
- Guy Smith, Effort, Pennsylvania – 54
- Gordon Killian, Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania – 48
- Roger Ferrell, Majenica, Indiana – 35
Tracks have been reported by 40 different worldwide trackchasers this season.
LIFETIME NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY STANDINGS
Results current thru 11/3/07**
- Randy Lewis, San Clemente, California – 6.41
- Gordon Killian, Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania – 6.55
- Allan Brown, Comstock Park, Michigan – 7.69
** Results are unofficial.
UPCOMING TRACKCHASING PLANS
It’s time to head west. No, we won’t be going back to San Clemente just yet. I think I hear slot machines.
RACETRACKS VISITED IN 2007 (** not the first time to visit this track)
1,139. Meremere Dirt Track Club, Meremere, New Zealand – January 1
1,140. Meeanee Speedway, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand – January 1
1,141. Top of the South Speedway, Richmond, New Zealand – January 2
1,142. Woodford Glen Speedway, Christchurch, New Zealand – January 3
1,143. Robertson Holden International Speedway, Palmerston North, New Zealand – January 5
1,144. Taupo Motorsports Park, Taupo, North, New Zealand – January 6
1,145. Waikaraka Park International Speedway, Auckland, New Zealand – January 6
1,146. Angels Stadium of Anaheim (inner oval), Anaheim, California – January 13
1,147. Angels Stadium of Anaheim (outer oval), Anaheim, California – January 13
1,148. West Valley Speedway, Surprise, Arizona – January 14
1,149. Sandia Motorsports Park (road course), Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 28
1,150. Grand Prix De Lanaudiere, Lavaltrie, Quebec, Canada – February 3
1,151. Ste-Eulalie Ice Track, Eulalie, Quebec, Canada – February 4
1,152. St Guillaume, St Guillaume, Quebec, Canada – February 4
1,153. Caldwell Rodeo Arena, Caldwell, Idaho – February 10
1,154. Balsam Lake Ice Track, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin – February 18
1,155. Northeast Pond Ice Track, Milton, New Hampshire – February 24
1,156. Lee Pond Ice Track, Moultonborough, New Hampshire – February 25
1,157. New Hendry Country Speedway, Clewiston, Florida – March 3
1,158. Florida Sports Park, Naples, Florida – March 4
1,159. Honeoye Lake Ice Track – Road Course, Honeoye, New York – March 10
1,160. Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas – March 16
1,161. Houston Motorsports Park, Houston, Texas – March 16
1,162. Dawgwood Speedway, Chatsworth, Georgia – March 17
1,163. Toccoa Speedway, Toccoa, Georgia – March 17
1,164. Tazewell Speedway, Tazewell, Tennessee – March 18
1,165. Malden Speedway, Malden, Missouri, Tennessee – March 23
1,166. Dacosa Speedway, Byhalia, Mississippi – March 24
1,167. Swinging Bridge Raceway, Byram, Mississippi – March 24
1,168. Florence Motor Speedway, Florence, South Carolina – March 25
1,169. Foothills Raceway, Easley, South Carolina – March 30
1,170. Mileback Speedway, Gray Court, South Carolina – March 30
1,171. Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida – April 1
1,172. Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas, Nevada – April 8
1,173. Huntsville Speedway, Huntsville, Alabama – April 13
1,174. Low Country Kartway, Aynor, South Carolina – April 14
1,175. Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, South Carolina – April 14
1,176. Valley Dirt Riders, Berthoud, Colorado – April 15
1,177. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, California – April 22
1,178. Sertoma Speedway, Tularosa, New Mexico – April 27
1,179. Sandia Motorsports Park (outer oval), Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 28
1,180. Sandia Motorsports Park (inner oval), Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 28
1,181. Hollywood Hills Speedway, San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico – April 29
1,182. Meridian Speedway, Meridian, Idaho – May 11
1,183. Diamond Mountain Speedway, Vernal, Utah, Idaho – May 12
1,184. Rocky Mountain Raceways (oval), Salt Lake City, Utah – May 12
1,185. Rocky Mountain Raceways (figure 8), Salt Lake City, Utah – May 12
1,186. Modoc Speedway, Modoc, South Carolina – May 18
1,187. Possum Kingdom Super Speedway, Belton, South Carolina – May 19
1,188. Laurens County Speedway, Laurens, South Carolina – May 19
1,189. Fairplex at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, Pomona, California – May 20
1,190. Lowes Motor Speedway (inner oval), Concord, North Carolina – May 24
1,191. Lowes Motor Speedway (road course), Concord, North Carolina – May 24
1,192. Madison International Speedway (inner oval), Oregon, Wisconsin – May 25
** Madison International Speedway (outer oval), Oregon, Wisconsin – May 25
1,193. Thunderbird Stadium (figure 8), Bremerton, Washington – May 26
1,194. Thunderbird Stadium (oval), Bremerton, Washington – May 26
1,195. Whispering Pines Motorsports Park, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada – May 27
1,196. Magic Valley Speedway, Twin Falls, Idaho – May 28
1,197. Owyhee Motorcycle Raceway Park, Boise, Idaho – June 1
1,198. Race City Motorsports Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,199. Edmonton International Raceway, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,200. Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,201. Hidden Valley Motorsports Park, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,202. Boyd’s Speedway, Ringgold, Georgia – June 8
1,203. Fayette County Fairgrounds, Washington Courthouse, Ohio – June 9
1,204. Brush Creek Motorsports Park, Pebbles, Ohio – June 9
1,205. Brown County Speedway, Russellville, Ohio – June 9
1,206. Vinton Speedway, Vinton, Ohio – June 10
1,207. Hilltop Speedway, Millersburg, Ohio – June 10
1,208. I-70 Speedway – dirt (outer oval), Odessa, Missouri – June 13
1,209. L A Raceway, La Monte, Missouri – June 14
1,210. Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Missouri – June 22
1,211. Jamaica Raceway, Jamaica, Iowa – June 23
1,212. Calhoun County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Rockwell City, Jamaica, Iowa – June 23
** Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa – June 23 (new for Carol only)
** Iowa Speedway (outer oval), Newton, Iowa, Iowa – June 24 (new for Carol only)
1,213. Butler Motor Speedway, Butler, Missouri – June 24
** Peoria Speedway, Peoria, Illinois – June 25
1,214. Kart Kanyon Raceway, Aztec, New Mexico – June 30
1,215. Aztec Speedway, Aztec, New Mexico – June 30
1,216. Sunvalley Speedway, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada – July 1
1,217. Georgetown Speedway, Georgetown, Delaware – July 6
1,218. Delmarva Motorsports Park, Middleford, Delaware – July 6
1,219. Hunterstown Speedway, Hunterstown, Pennsylvania – July 7
1,220. Shippensburg Speedway, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania – July 7 (Randy only)
** Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Maryland – July 7 (new for Carol only)
1,221. Blanket Hill Speedway, Whitesburg, Pennsylvania – July 8
1,222. Lincoln County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Troy, Missouri – July 13
1,223. Pike County Speedway, Pittsfield, Illinois – July 13
1,224. Iowa Speedway (road course), Newton, Iowa – July 14
1,225. Mitchell County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Osage, Iowa – July 14
1,226. Scott County Fairgrounds (oval), Scottsburg, Indiana – July 15
1,227. Barry Expo Center (figure 8), Hastings, Michigan – July 16
1,228. Lycoming County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Hughesville, Pennsylvania, Michigan – July 17
1,229. Delaware County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Muncie, Indiana – July 18
1,230. Delaware County Fairgrounds (oval), Muncie, Indiana – July 18
1,231. Van Buren County Youth Fairgrounds (road course), Hartford, Michigan – July 19
1,232. High Banks Speedway (oval), Philpot, Kentucky – July 20
1,233. High Banks Speedway (figure 8), Philpot, Kentucky – July 20
1,234. SOIL MX, Bone Gap, Illinois – July 21
1,235. Western Kentucky Speedway, Madisonville, Kentucky – July 21
** Windy Hollow Speedway (oval), Owensboro, Kentucky – July 22
1,236. Windy Hollow Speedway (small figure 8), Owensboro, Kentucky – July 22
1,237. Teton County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Jackson, Wyoming – July 26
1,238. Gallatin International Speedway, Belgrade, Montana – July 27
1,239. BMP Speedway, Billings, Montana – July 28
1,240. Sweetwater County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Rock Springs, Wyoming – July 31
1,241. Washington County Fairgrounds (oval), Washington, Kansas – August 3
1,242. Maxville Fire Department Figure 8 Course, Maxville, Iowa– August 4
1,243. Carroll County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Coon Rapids, Iowa– August 4
1,244. Iowa Speedway (temporary inner oval), Newton, Iowa– August 5
1,245. Sarpy County Fair & Rodeo Arena (figure 8), Springfield, Nebraska – August 5
1,246. Newaygo County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Fremont, Michigan – August 6
1,247. Newaygo County Fairgrounds (road course), Fremont, Michigan – August 7
1,248. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Corunna, Michigan – August 8
1,249. Tioga County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Wellsboro, Pennsylvania – August 9
1,250. Coopersville Festival Grounds (road course), Coopersville, Michigan – August 10
1,251. Winston Motor Speedway, Rothbury, Michigan – August 10
1,252. Jackson Speedway (dirt oval), Jackson, Michigan – August 11
1,253. Springport Motor Speedway, Springport, Michigan – August 11
1,254. Double X Speedway, California, Michigan – August 12
** Thunderhill Speedway, Mayetta, Kansas – August 13
1,255. RPM Speedway, Hays, Kansas – August 14
1,256. KAM Raceway, Hastings, Nebraska – August 24
1,257. Motorsport Park Hastings, Hastings, Nebraska – August 25
1,258. Boneyard Park (figure 8), Edgar, Nebraska – August 25
1,259. Lincoln County Raceway (inner oval), North Platte, Nebraska – August 25
1,260. Lincoln County Raceway (outer oval), North Platte, Nebraska – August 25
1,261. Dirtona Raceway, Hugoton, Kansas – August 26
1,262. Paris Fairgrounds (figure 8), Paris, Ontario, Canada – August 30
1,263. Autodrome Edelweiss, Cantley, Quebec, Canada – August 31
1,264. Barrie Speedway, Barrie, Ontario, Canada – September 1
1,265. Sunset Speedway, Stroud, Ontario, Canada – September 1
1,266. Kinmount Fairgrounds (figure 8), Kinmount, Ontario, Canada – September 2
1,267. Orangeville Fairgrounds (figure 8), Orangeville, Ontario, Canada – September 2
1,268. Warren County Prime Beef Festival (oval), Monmouth, Illinois – September 5
1,269. Warren County Prime Beef Festival (figure 8), Monmouth, Illinois – September 6
1,270. Camden Speedway, Camden, Tennessee – September 7
1,271. 24 Raceway (dirt oval), Moberly, Missouri – September 8
1,272. Westby Nordic Raceway, Westby, Wisconsin – September 9
1,273. Noise Park Raceway, Idaho Falls, Idaho – September 14
1,274. Northport International Raceway, Northport, Washington – September 16
1,275. Summit Raceway, Elko, Nevada – September 21
1,276. Champion Park Speedway, Minden, Louisiana – September 28
** Victorville Auto Raceway, Victorville, California (oval) – September 29 (new for Carol only)
1,277. Victorville Auto Raceway, Victorville, California (figure 8) – September 29
1,278. Chula Vista Off-Road International Raceway, Chula Vista, California – September 30
1,279. Mid-America Speedway, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma – October 5
1,280. River’s Edge Road Course, Mission, British Columbia, Canada – October 7
1,281. Triovalo Bernardo Obregon, Tiajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco, Mexico – October 14
1,282. Texas Motor Speedway (temporary dirt road course), Ft. Worth, Texas – October 19
1,283. Beechnut Raceway, Blountville, Tennessee – October 27
1,284. 411 Speedway, Seymour, Tennessee – October 27
1,285. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, Louisiana – November 2
1,286. Atoka Raceway Speedway, Brighton, Tennessee – November 3
1,287. Riverside International Speedway, West Memphis, Arkansas – November 3
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