Past Guestbook Comments

From the travels and adventures of the “World’s #1 Trackchaser”



In 2013 I switched over from my “old” website to my “new” site.  One of the features I most enjoyed from the old site were the guestbook comments from friends, family and folks I met along the trackchasing trail.  People had been “signing” the guestbook since 2005.  I didn’t want to lose those valuable messages of encouragement and information.

Therefore I copied them all over from the old site to my new one.  I hope you enjoy reading messages that came in from all over the world.  I certainly did.  However with “progress” comes more options.

With my current site you can leave a message on every page!  I hope when you feel like it you WILL leave a message.  Thanks for taking the time to follow my trackchasing as I travel the world in search of the next new track.




Fred Yoho

12:18 PM on June 17, 2013  


Hi, Love what you are doing. I am a promoter of a dirt track in Ohio, Legendary Hilltop Speedway, In Marietta. Southeast Ohio. We race on friday nights.We run Steel block/ Crate Lates, Modifieds,Hot Mods, and 4 Cly. front wheel drives, and mini wedges.YOU ARE WELCOME AT OUR TRACK ANY TIME. My email add. is The track was originally opened in 1962, Has been closed for several years,we reopened on its 50th anniverary, last year. !/4 dirt . Track website is Contact info is on there.Lhan Weppler is the owner. Thank You



Leo Whinery

12:45 PM on June 12, 2013 

Hello Randy, I am looking for an asphalt track in Oklahoma City, to possibly do a motorcycle/car stunt show at. My brother is a Stunt coordinator/Second unit director in L.A. My nephew and some of his friends are big motorcycle stunt people(ride on back wheel, front wheel, standing wheelies, and many other things. My brother and I would be running the show, and might possibly have some well known Stars there also. We would like this to be a benefit show, with some of the monies going to overhead and such, but the prime reason is to raise money for all of the Tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma City, El Reno, New Castle and it goes on and on. We think this could possibly be as big as the Concert in Ok., City, but need to find a Track first, and see what they would be willing to do as far as donating it or whatever? Please contact me back at your earliest convenience. Thanks, Lee



Brent Brennan

09:08 PM on April 30, 2013

I saw that you were at Cove Valley Speedway in Martinsburg, Pa. That is one of the tracks I run at and I also run at Coveview Speedway in Warfordsburg, Pa which is right off I-70 near the Maryland line. I didn’t see it on your list, so just figured to give you one for your future list! It is really cool at how may tracks there are. I know I would of never thought about tracks in places like the middle east. Have a great time and thanks again for getting some publicity for smaller tracks!



11:15 AM on April 16, 2013

Randy! I’m working on a DreamWorks film called Need For Speed! Could you please contact me via email or office? I’m interested in a picture that you have. Would like permission to use it as background set dressing. Thanks!! 404-662-4075


Joe Adams

11:12 AM on April 03, 2013

Hom few years ago.e of the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the midwest Caney Valley Speedway! Glad you enjoyed your visit a



08:58 PM on March 14, 2013

Hey randy in ur australian section u have a mistake uve actually visited four states timmis speedway is on the victorian side of the boarder so uve actually been to four


Marshall Richter

08:08 PM on March 13, 2013

You have got to come out to the newest dirt track in Texas. Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige Texas. 3/8th mile (actually a bit bigger). Super fast. Super fun


Christine Taycher

09:18 PM on February 20, 2013

Hey Randy! Hope all is well. I was the lady that had the pleasure of video taping you at the Tilleda Ice races this past weekend. It was amazing to hear all of your stories from all of the different race tracks that you have been to in your life! I wish that we could of had more time to talk to you, but I know that we all could of talked for hours. Anyway, I hope that the pictures and the videos turned out okay. Hope you can make it back to Wisconsin sometime soon! Please keep in touch!


David Sexton

06:28 PM on February 11, 2013

I had a few moments at work and I was reminiscing about my childhood where my father and I attended Saturday Races at the Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Ia. (early -mid 70’s). My favorite driver was Darrell Dake, I met him several times, spent time with his wife and he in the pits after the races. He and I exchanged more than one fan letters back in the day. What a surprise that I find this site by Googling his name. I knew Darrell had passed in 2007 from the Cedars Rapids Gazette at or around the same time. What I find ironic is that I too live in San Clemente, CA. Small world. My favorite memory was the USAC Bulldog 150 ran in Des Moines in 1975; Darrell was given a car to drive by one of the big drivers, led over 100 laps , had to pit last 5 laps and lost the lead. Some great races in Des Moines at that time, many great regional drivers, Ramo Stott, Ernie Derr, Don Hoffman and others.


Wendy Hurst

07:25 PM on February 04, 2013


I can’t believe you found us!!!

I bet as you drove down the winding gravel road, deep in woods, on a dead end road, you must of thought to yourself; “Where the hell am I & what am I getting myself into?” lol

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed The Buffalo Lake Ice Races in Montello, Wisconsin.

& If your ever back in our neck of the woods again, please stop in. We would love your company.

Safe Travels!



Cassandra Ervin

07:46 AM on January 08, 2013

Have you been to 35 raceway park in Frankfort ohio? if so could you link the track report?




10:52 AM on December 15, 2012

Hello Randy. Found your website after searching for some info on what used to be the Vinton Raceway in Vinton, Ohio. I am the new owner of the property and I was just looking for some old pictures or info about it during it’s hayday. The track has been closed for numerous years and the property itself is in really bad shape. Between mother nature taking back her land and people dumping their trash all over it… we have a lot of work to do.

The racetrack itself is still there, but I had the Ohio EPA come out and remove all the tires on the property. They were starting to become a health hazard. The village council passed an ordinance that basically makes it impossible to reopen the track (I had no intention of doing this anyway, so it’s no big deal). The track itself is soon to become a lake and we are going to put a self sustaining farm on the property.

Just thought some of you racing folks would like to hear what has happened to it.


Dave Garrison

10:27 PM on December 11, 2012

Enjoyed our visit at Duck River. I was able to sit through both nites with no trouble from the cancer side effects. I am currently onn round five of eight doing my Chemo treatments. Blood counts are getting pretty low and I am a prisoner in my own house. But it is better than catching something and dying from it. anyway you are a little behind on your updating but not too bad and hope to save you a seat again some day. Dave

P.S. I read about four books a week as I have a new library just around the corner from my house.


Vicky Salisbury

08:45 PM on December 07, 2012

JLove your website my son David just stumbled across it and discovered a conversation I had had with you during your 2006 visit to Sunny South Raceway in Grand Bay Al; FYI the picture associated with this is the Black with Green Flames Stinger car; that was my son who was 14 at that time; wow how time flies as he is now 20 and driving trucks at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington Al. God Bless Happy Holidays



07:15 PM on December 01, 2012

Hi Randy, I was at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday night the 01/12/2012, Very interesting life you have travelling to all the different speedways 🙂 I enjoyed listening to all the the tracks you have visited.


Colin Jeffery

08:46 AM on December 01, 2012

Hi Randy….I was at Archerfield Speedway tonight but did not get the opportunity to come up and say Hello…..I have tried to click on the subscibe link…..but nothing happens ?

Cheers from Down Under

Colin Jeffery


Robert LaRose

11:28 PM on November 27, 2012

Hi Randy saw what you did with the videos for the Garfield Lake Ice Racers in Laporte Mn. it was awesome. If you are interested we would love to have you out again this year. We could even get you some in-car footage.

look foward to seeing out there if you can make it out this year. Thanks, Robert LaRose – Board Member.


Tom Loughlin Jr

03:51 PM on September 23, 2012

I have produced, in person, championship drag racing events in 67 different American cities and tracks.

I envy your travel.



Randy Lewis

10:22 PM on July 15, 2012

saw a link on Lady Luck Speedway glad to see one more Randy Lewis out there


Harold Allen

05:26 PM on June 25, 2012

Hi Randy:what fun to view. I ran walt James race way for the frist time last thanksgiving had a ball.I drove midgets back in the 50s and 60s.I now have a vintage Kurtis Mindget having moor fun now then I did as a kid


Ben Stanley

02:26 PM on June 23, 2012

You are my hero! Come on down to Virginia Motor Speedway one saturday night for some dirt tracking. I will leave a ticket a the gate for you.


Robbie Maclean

07:54 PM on June 15, 2012

Hi Randy,I am one of the owners of Oysterbed Speedway. I just seen your pics. I hope you had a great time here in Prince Edward Island and Hope you enjoyed the speedway. I would like to here your comments on the track and any ideas you may have as I see you have been to many. I hope to see you here again and be sure to say hi if you come. Take care Robbie


Mike Carrier

07:45 PM on June 11, 2012

As president of the Peoria Motorcycle Club I love the videos of our Grand National TT racing you posted on U Tube Randy.


Matt & Holly

04:00 AM on May 29, 2012

Hi Randy

We really enjoyed looking at your Singapore photos and reading your blog. Now we know what to expect when in Singapore for F1 2012. Glad you enjoyed your time in our home country New Zealand.


Robert Hicks

08:09 AM on May 28, 2012

Hello Mr Randy i absolutely love all the diffrent kinds of cars. Thx ; )

(Akron,OH waiter)


Jos Eduardo Lpez

02:52 PM on April 23, 2012


Hi, I’m from Ecuador i saw you has been here in my country and I want to invete you to come again in September 15th 16th, it’s the most important race in the national championship its called “600 km Yahuarcocha” and it is a internacional race with driver from Ecuador,Colombia,Peru and other countries. The race starts at 15:30 and finish at 19:30 with more than 60 cars on the track so its very very exciting.

I hope you can come

Best Regards

Jose Eduardo Lopez (Honda Civic SIR #324)


Barry Foster

07:08 AM on April 13, 2012

Have you ever been to the Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring?



01:30 PM on April 08, 2012

Hey there,

Great website! I noticed you haven’t been to the Emo Speedway yet! You’ve been everywhere around it though! Greenbush Race Park is 112 miles west, Thunder Bay Ice racing is 230 miles east, Grand Rapids is 130 miles south. Email me if you want any other details, would be great to have you join us!


Danny Hoadley

01:32 PM on March 04, 2012

You are living my dream!



Ray Dorval

02:03 PM on February 28, 2012

Hi Randy: I am just checking out your site (verycool) and I just wanted you to know it was very nice meeting you and our track in Thunder Bay Ontario. I wish we had more time to talk and the weather was better but I think what you do is very interesting. I always say to people life is an adventure and that’s exactly what your doing, which is fantastic. I look forward to revisiting your site and see where you’ve been.

Regards Ray Dorval

Thunder Bay Autosport Club Track Announcer


shehan de Tissera

04:00 AM on February 21, 2012

Hi Randy….. Greetings from Sri Lanka…Hope you are doing fine and hope you enjoyed the little bit of racing in Sri Lanka. I was the COC of the race guess you remember me taking you around the track. My apologies for not speaking to you during the races or even after as i was really busy.

Please keep in touch and hope to see videos and pics of the Pannala Race track soon on your site.




Keith Pratt

08:40 PM on February 19, 2012

Hello Randy, I am from Springfield Missouri and I found you videos on youtube and am very jealous of you and all the tracks you are able to go to. lol Good luck and safe travels.


Terrance Prochaska

11:42 PM on February 16, 2012


I wanted to thank you again for making the trip to Mason City Iowa for our Coke Syrup Races. I hope you enjoyed your stay and we certainly enjoyed having you and viewing your videos! Glad you liked our Northwestern Steak House food as well!

Have safe travels and you are welcome back any time! We would love to have you back!


A Day of Thunder on the Syrup, Coke Syrup Races

Mason City, Iowa


Ameen Deane

12:18 PM on February 13, 2012

Hi Randy

I am sending this from Sri Lanka. I saw you at the Race meet that ‘Speed 2012’ held last week in Sri Lanka.

I was the Chief Starter(and the guy waving the chequered for the Car events).

Hope you enjoyed your time Sri Lanka.







Sylvester Wijesinghe

11:21 PM on February 02, 2012

Welcome to Srilanka


Jeff Pickett

08:40 PM on January 23, 2012


I saw your pictures of Richmond Karting speedway in particular the kart with the 16 feature win stickers that my son drives. The kart is named Eleanor after the infamous Cobra from the movie gone in 60 seconds. My son drove the kart and has since moved on the the bigger Sr Champ karts…keep up the track chassing!


Wendy Hurst

11:49 AM on January 21, 2012


I LOVED the video you did on the Fox Lake Ice Racers. We have ice racing here in Montello WI. on Buffalo Lake. We would like to invite you out to our annual Memorial race or any race for that matter! I will send you an email with all the details. Keep up the great work & hope to see you out on the ice!



Jay Shaw

11:14 PM on January 06, 2012

On behalf of Stateline Speedway(Busti/Jamestown,NY) Thanks for your visit!!56 yrs. of continuous racing and still goin’ STRONG!!!I work the infield with my Actic Cat/Prowler push/safety vehicle.,and have a BALL each and every nite!!This yr (2012) we will host the LUCAS Late Models for a BIG purse and also many specials for the regulars,SLM,E-MODS,Sprints and a lot more!!! .Randy, your are welcome back ANYTIME and also your vids and text on all tracks is 1st rate……Jay Shaw/Stateline Speedway…



Michelle Bruce

05:09 AM on December 24, 2011

I wanted to take a moment and thank you so very much for attending the Peoria Oldtmers Racing Club Holiday Fish Fry at Mooney’s Pub this year. We appreciated your attendence and hope if you and Carol come to town again you will stop in to see us!

Again, many thanks!

Michelle Bruce

Mooney’s Pub


gary wulff

08:22 PM on October 26, 2011

thanks for stoping by the rollingwranch ,sorry I was bisy with the track and had no time to talk. I hope you found the trip to be rewording.Gary




04:09 PM on October 20, 2011

Kudo’s for the nice words about the Outlook Stock Car group and their track!!


charlie schwanbeck

02:47 AM on October 20, 2011

Gotta check out OSCA, Outlook Sask.



05:46 PM on October 17, 2011

You really filmed the best of Brighton, its never a boring night at the track unless you make it that way! Glad to see your video it was very well done both of them. Poutine is the best all Americans have to try it fries, beef gravy, curd yum whats not to like?



06:33 AM on September 06, 2011

Hello Randy,

I enjoy your site

Thank you for your coming in France last WE autocross at MARCOLLIN

You will be welcome for the next race at St IGNY DE VERS for the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR AUTOCROSS DRIVERS the 17 and 18 september 2011


Charlie Schwanbeck

05:53 AM on August 01, 2011

It gave me great pleasure to invite you up into the sound tower & have a brief interview with you. The fact that O.S.C.A. Raceway is Track# 1,693 for you is fabulous. On behave of our entire membership I thank you once again for stopping in & shooting some footage & visiting withus & our spectators. Yours truly, Cooter. Track Announcer.


keith wall

12:44 AM on August 01, 2011

Randy; How was Speedy Creek? Great meeting you in Outlook. Take care, keith


Tim Spellman

05:15 PM on July 23, 2011

What a wonderful tribute !!!! I grew up in Freeport ,Ill Just over that hill that Darrel Dake would b coming over !!!! I to waited to see if he was going to be there !!!! I loved your web site You had to remember Roger Dolan,John Bolander, and Jim Jefferies, Jim Truman All great racers at Freeport Speedway


Tony Ramos

03:41 PM on July 14, 2011

Hello Randy, I was sorry to hear about your experience at the Tulare County Kart Club Track. As you could tell we are in a rebuilding phase, kart racing had almost died in these parts. Please feel free to drop us a line or if you like we could e-mail you some pictures for your web site. Thanks for at least giving us some time on your web site.


john summers

04:44 PM on July 10, 2011

Hi Randy Nice to see you and meet your wife at the club the other night.After all these years of golf I had no idea how significant these track number are. How do you find the time and energy?

Continued good luck



07:19 PM on July 09, 2011



Michelle Bruce

08:11 AM on July 08, 2011

I loved the pictures and the information on the Peoria Speedway. I am the owner of Mooney’s Pub and we have to give credit where credit is due…Scott Shults is the owner of all the Oldtimers Race Club pictures and trophies there and does a wonderful job!! Thank you for stopping by!


Jack Nelson

07:04 PM on June 21, 2011


I am the promoter at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Cortez, CO. First i would like to thank you for coming, but in reading your review it said we were going to run a second set of heat races. That isn’t correct, but I wouldn’t put it past my announcer to have said that. I have 2 different ones and both are pretty green in the racing world. They try hard but do get a little confused some times.

We ran our mains after the intermission and were done before 11:00. We always try to keep the show moving along as quickly as possible.

The reason we run such a limited schedule is that we work around the Fairgrounds and other area tracks schedules. We don’t race when they do and they don’y race when we do and the Fairgrounds doesn’t let us run during most of there scheduled events. 2 days race weekends work for lot of our racers since they travel from other towns, it’s nice to make a weekend out of it.

My apologies for the confusion and again thank you for coming.

Jack Nelson


Tom Gallagher

06:07 PM on June 20, 2011

Dear Mr. Lewis,

I sent you an email from my gmail account. I’m looking for complete video of the Mini Stock main events from Cortez last month.

Thank you,

Tom Gallagher – #69 Mini Stock


Brandon Wanders

02:55 PM on June 20, 2011

Just found your web site threw youtube, i also seen you have visited Keokuk county expo! we kinda have the same interests, i have raced for about 10 years and in 2005 i was track champion in the open outlaw figure 8 class and in 2006 i sold out and been flagging races ever since, i flag races at the Brooklyn Raceway, Barnes City raceway, and also at the Keokuk county Expo. Pretty neat to see you have visited the expo while i was flaggin there. Really hope to maybe see you at Brooklyn Raceway, they call it the Figure 8 Capital of the world, really nice setup, you should check it out sometime. There is all kinds of racing there from figure 8 to circle to mini sprints to dorf cars on sat night shows. Hope to hear back



06:58 PM on June 16, 2011

Awesome site sincerely, Denisse Herley



05:56 PM on June 16, 2011

Great site from Kara Weight


Bruce Timmerman

10:34 AM on June 11, 2011

I saw Darrell Dake race many of times and he was always been one of my favorites.


al Rude

10:49 PM on June 10, 2011

Today june 10th 2011 i drove by Old location of speedbowl park here in Sterling Illinois. There is a big sign out that says the New Speed Bowl Park. Big earth movers are moving dirt and the rumor is a new race track is in the building stages. I use to go to those races in the 50 60 and watch dake. He had nitro one night and lost everyone..


tRain BoY

05:21 PM on May 28, 2011


hows ur day in Malaysia??

i’m the boy in the ERL..

good website………….



02:54 PM on May 12, 2011

From Randy Hasbrook, Sheffield, Illinois


I emailed you some time back about Darrell. I have a model of the Fairlane Darrell raced and won the season points championship with in 1968 at Davenport, Iowa. Darrell autographed the trunk lid of this model, which was made by my uncle. My dad also has a super 8 video of the 1968 Iowa 300 in which Darrell raced in at Hawkeye Downs. They had a regular showed on Saturday night at the Downs and I believe John Schlemmer wadded Darrell up in turn four of the feature. They worked on the car all night and got it back in shape to race the next day for the big show. I remember we stayed at a motel in Cedar Rapids and there was a dump truck in the parking lot with a race car in it which belonged to Ray Guss Sr. If you are ever in this part of the country you need to look me up. I also have of picture of myself, my brother, a couple of friends who lived in Cedar Rapids, Darrell and Big John Moss, which was taken in front of Darrell’s garage around 1972. I always enjoy surfing your site and it brings back a lot of memories. In 2008, I rode my bike across Iowa on RAGBRAI and was fortunate enough to get my picture taken with Roger Dolan at Lisbon and Verlin Eaker in Mechanicsville as the route passed through those towns. I watched them many, many times race against Darrell and they are both true champions and gentlemen. The likes of all of those guys will never be seen again. They were way ahead of their time, geniuses of the sport, fierce competitors, but above all, great ambassadors and sportsmen. There are alot of things I remember like the back of my hand about those days, things I will never forget, and was fortunate enough to see, watch, and talk to Darrell, something that I will cherish forever. If you have LaVerle’s email, feel free to forward this email to her. If I ever get back out that way I need to look her up and have a nice talk with her. Thanks Randy!

Randy Hasbrook

Sheffield IL


Randy Hasbrook

02:26 PM on May 12, 2011

Randy, I emailed you a comment on your ranlay email address but you can forward that to this site if you wish so everyone can read it. Thanks!


david griac

03:30 PM on May 02, 2011

great stuff, Randy. the reports a pix are mega, keep up good work. david from slovakia


Renee Hall

09:31 PM on April 26, 2011

Thanks for coming by the track. We are a small facility, but the fans and drivers seem to have a good time.

Enjoyed your videos!



01:35 AM on April 20, 2011

Hey im from the waco killeen texas area just sayin you might needa vist the heart of texas speedway on fridays and texas thunder speedway on saturdays tts has the highest car count track for imca around this aread advergeing 20 cars a class. 7 classes it is !0 to get ina dn is over by 11 starrts at 8 and you will see the top in the nations at both tracks.


Billy Nolen

01:23 PM on April 13, 2011

Hey just saw your video of Pensacola Raceway. I wish I had known you where there, I have heard of you before and would have been fun to shake your hand. I was the winner of the outlaw champ kart race the black and green 13N



05:33 PM on March 28, 2011

Randy, You have been to so many tracks over the years. You must have a massive collection of race souvenirs/memorabilia. You should make a gallery of that. show it off. would be fun to see.


steven hollis

09:49 PM on March 16, 2011

enjoyed having you here in louisiana we were at usa speedway in sterlington la. enjoyed the video come back anytime the folks here are always the same good luck on your journey for other tracks keep us informed of any real great finds


Jon Kumm

10:46 PM on March 05, 2011

Hello Randy,

Thank ‘s for the stop at Underwood Mn.


Peter van Oijen

01:44 PM on February 24, 2011

Hello Randy,

Great site and i have enjoyed the movies that you make. I have put your link on our site

Have a great time with your trackchasing and whe follow you on the net.

Greeting from the Netherlands

Peter van Oijen


Amanda Moore

02:34 PM on February 15, 2011

On behalf of the Alaska Sports Car Club, thank you so much for coming out to join us and hope you had a blast driving our IT prepped club car in one of the races! We hope to get you back up here again!


Ed Reichert

12:44 PM on February 09, 2011

Randy: You’re getting closer. When you went to Lake Magnor, you were only about fifty miles from where I live. By the way, those were Canadian Geese, not ducks on the pond in Clear Lake.

Ed Reichert


RPM iceracing team #59,69

03:05 PM on February 07, 2011

We met you on Lake Magnor saturday 2-5-11 you rode in #69 IT WAS OUR PLEASURE to meet you and hope you come back to ride again


Kevin Stanton

01:28 PM on February 07, 2011

I met you yesterday in Chetek, WI. Keep up the good work!!!! I wish I had the resources and time to do what you do…… The racing community has lots of great people…..



Scott Lamming

09:10 PM on February 01, 2011

Your site is incredible! Thanks for the shout-out in Antigua, Guatamala. I’ve been there too so I know what you mean. I want one of your shirts. I have a paypal account. Please send me an invoice for a gray XL.



Jim Hamilton

11:11 PM on January 29, 2011

Great site Randy. Looks like i’ll be spending more time here watching all the videos you have.

Hope to see you here in Chetek this upcoming weekend.



kevin carney

01:37 PM on January 22, 2011

would like the help of all to find racing imfo. on my father walt carney of west branch Ia he raced durning the 60’s to 1973 at marshalltown ia,west uion,monticello,tipton,west liberty,cedar rapids ia and other tracks.Would love to find programs,old pictures and anyother stuff. Thank you everyone you can email me at







08:08 PM on December 21, 2010


We really enjoy your site.










susan anne collins


02:29 AM on November 06, 2010


Hi Randy it was good meeting you at Yangeom, dont know that you enjoyed dinner though.


rgds Sue










Waegook Cook


09:59 AM on October 25, 2010


Had a great time at the Korean F1 and it was a pleasure meeting you. Keep up the great work with this site.








Derrick Smith


Waegook Cook Travel










Jeremy Means


08:04 PM on October 21, 2010


Hi, it was nice to see you came to the Willamette Speedway Kart track this June. I am the Flagger there. It would been a pleasure to meet you, but i did not know you were there. Glad, Matthew Drager told you about the track, He is a great guy and competitor. This was my first season as a starter, and i DO try to make it more of a laid back feeling, it is better i feel on our peewees (youngest division). But that may also be because I am a starter for the big track the night before,SO i am running on 1/4 tank on Sunday. Once again, thanks for choosing to come to the track, and would enjoy meeting you someday.










Mario Valiente


01:46 PM on September 24, 2010


Thanks for visiting El Salvador!!!!!












10:38 PM on September 15, 2010


You’ve been to enough Spanish speaking and French speaking places to know better. Autodromo is Spanish, Autodrome is French. It’s Autodrome St-Eustache.












12:12 AM on September 01, 2010


What an awesome page. I was there the night they brought out the car and hauler that Keith Simmons did. I’m not originally from Iowa so I had never seen him race, well maybe I did at Rockford Speedway in 68 when I was a kid! I am from Rockford and raced roadrunners in the early 80’s. I also may have seen him race in Freeport as some of my racing friends were tech’s at Freeport in the ’80’s. Awesome times and midwest racing never gets old! Thanks for the memories!










bob gordon


03:28 AM on August 31, 2010


i was reading about your review of the billings motorsports park and i agree with your analogy of how things were run there ,the dirt is just that dirt no clay content what so ever thats why it takes so long to pack it, i raced there in 07 08 and 09 , as for the belero speedway that you mentioned its not gone the track itself is there along with all the barriers . i live in shepherd mt and drive by it daily, m father raced there from q1060 till his death there in 1966 , there are rumors floating around town that it may be reopened but not sure how valid those rumors are as an individual bought the property and built a huge barn there for horses . if this track does reopen please come back and check it out as it has clay for a surface and is quite fast sincerely bob gordon hobby stock driver # 30












11:00 AM on August 28, 2010


When my friend was heading four hours north to NY somewhere to see a go kart race that could have been in a parking lot for all I know, I began something new….go back to the tracks I really like over and over and over. So although I’m proud, my pathetic total is only 91. Fewer than some, but more then most race fans. Great site.












01:16 AM on August 23, 2010


Hello Randy! I just met your Wife today at “El Jabali” here in El Salvador, you guys were there today at the Races up in the Tower……..I was talking to your Wife for a bit! She is a nice Lady,You have a really nice Wife,and you look like a nice Guy too! hehe………my name is Roxana by the way, and I just love your Website as I love the speed on a trackrace! hahaha……..Reaaly Cool Website you have here and Thank You for sharing your experiences in diffrent countries with us! I guess,now El Salvador is gonna be on your list – Wooooooho! – hahaha…….I am Salvadorian,but live in Canada! Right Now,I’m here taking care of my Parents,but will be back to Canada  Say “Hola=Hello” to your wife Carol for me,thnks! Enjoy your stay in El Salvador as well as the Races at El Jabali,Take care and God Bless You & your Wife! Bye


Roxana A










Bill Rudd


09:10 PM on August 16, 2010


Hi Randy,




Just stumbled across your website. Very cool. I guess your love for racing never did wane. Amazing.




You haven’t changed a bit.




Send me an e-mail & we can BS.




Bill Rudd












10:50 AM on August 13, 2010


Hi Randy,


We just wanted to thank you again for stopping by our track – ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN. We had a blast last night and we hope that you did too! Have fun at your next stop and we hope to see you back for our 3rd and final Beater-X Race on Thursday, August 26th!








Katie Kreuser


ERX Motor Park












Donna Boyd


12:02 PM on August 04, 2010


Loved your piece on Rocky Top Raceway, Coal Grove, Ohio. I live in Ironton, Ohio and we race Vintage Motorcycles … Flat Track. Rock Top is going to have their first ever Southern Ohio Flat Track Championship race on August 21, 2010. It will be interesting to see what and how they can smooth this track out to race. Ironton, Ohio will be having their Rally of the River that weekend. The race track is hoping for a good turn out. It would be nice to have this as an annual event… but, I have my doubts when people from out of town see this facility. Most of the races we race in are at the nice Fairgrounds with a great track and nice facilities. This will be very interesting.










Collett Grammer


01:07 AM on July 18, 2010


Thanks on your comments about the speedway and the East Peoria area I too went to EP high as I am from Creve Coeur. I think that you have forgotten that the flagman’s stand used to be on the other side of the track on a platform above the fence across from the judges stand right by the pit gate fence I don’t remember when it was moved to the judge’s stand but in the seventies I used to pit crew in white pants for Gerry Reeder and the flag stand was on the same side that the fans were. I am sure that someone has already let you know this Collett Grammer










Kristi Burns


10:10 AM on July 12, 2010


I’m the Sec/Treas of T.A.R.A. in Baker. Been in racing since 2000 but retired my car in 2008. I’m impressed with how you represented our track in June. Since I help run the race I miss the phot ops. Thanks for an entertaining slide show.










Dave Roberts


09:46 PM on June 29, 2010


Randy….I met you at your new home in CA about five years ago with Dave Sully. We went to dinner on the beach. I understand you went to Woodhull, NY and liked it. So do I.  It’s about 2.5 hours from where I live in Western New York. Thanks for coming into my region and giving a “thumbs up” on a track that I really like as well.




Dave Roberts


Area Auto Racing News










Mike Budka,Jr


02:31 PM on June 18, 2010


You sure do get around!!LOL!!You should have checked out Glenridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville,NY while you were there.Definately check it out next time if you haven’t already!!










Jerry Woolington


04:02 PM on June 17, 2010


Will be great to see you at Ekalaka and Baker, MT this weekend. I will look you up at the race on Sunday in Baker, after the tech inspections in the a.m. . I will be one of the techs and busy for a while. If you would like I could give you the low-down and info. I was involved with b-n-r for about 4 years with my buddy, and driver Courtney Dietz. Look forward to meeting you.










Mike Brown


03:36 PM on June 16, 2010


It was an honor to have you at our kart race in Santa Maria. I like the pictures you posted including my six year old with his helmet cam. It shoots amazing video if you want to see it go to my website and click on Zach Brown Racing.


Thanks again for coming to Santa Maria










Doug Taylor


09:53 AM on June 06, 2010


Love your site. Your recent trip to Santa Maria Speedway has a picture posted of Doug and Nettie Fort, with yours truly at the awards banquet probably 1980.


what a great race track, among many in the U.S.


I also liked your responses about NASCAR HATERS. As a Current car owner in the Nationwide series I am a avid supporter of NASCAR… They like all of us are not perfect, but in my experience we are not only entertaining but NASCAR has given us racers a place to make a living racing. And a great place for SPONSORS to advertise….










Ted Williams


01:50 AM on June 05, 2010


Are you related in any way to Steve Lewis, owner of the famous 9 racing team? Just wondering… Its cool what you and your wife do. I love racing as well. Been into it directly since 2004 doing software for Maxwell Industries Shock and Bar dynos as well for Waterman fuel flow benches. Love the late model dirt racing and sprint and midget as well. I’ve been to about 30 tracks – mostly dirt. Man, you have a great life!










Ken Severson


08:59 PM on May 31, 2010


Long time Dake fan here. I first saw him as a five-year-old in 1967 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. My father used to take me and together with my mom and three-year-old brother, we’d join my grandma, her second husband, and about a half-dozen friends and watch the races every Friday night. We did this for several years and once in awhile, dad would take me to West Liberty, Hawkeye Downs and the Quad-Cities Raceway (but there they did Figure-8 races). I always cheered for Darrell. My other favs were Curt Hansen, Mike Niffenegger and Ray Guss.










Jimmy Carter


10:49 PM on May 21, 2010


Will you be in Indiana this summer? Thats where I se most of my racing even though I live in PA.










Adrianno Smith


07:57 AM on May 17, 2010


Welcome To Brazil, my friends……..










Dick Danielson


07:33 PM on May 07, 2010


Great strories










Dion “Babybomb” Gardner


09:11 PM on May 05, 2010






It’s good to see that you’re still doing what you love. Someday I hope to be able to do so as well.




I know you visited Dover Raceway in Jamaica. Things have heated up a bit with very intense competition being played out on the track…Perhaps it’s time for another visit…don’t you think? :).




Anyhow take care, best wishes from Jamaica !










Ed Hermes


06:56 PM on May 03, 2010






Thoroughly enjoy your website. You have seen a lot of racing, have you had the opportunity to do much/any driving?




As I am entering the “golden years” I don’t get on the track more than 2-3 times a year and usually at Mid-Ohio for Club racing.




Keep on trackin’.




Ed Hermes












Lou Fentress


11:05 AM on May 01, 2010




This is a great site. It is fun to see you enjoying life


so well.














Stan Yarrish


11:15 AM on April 08, 2010


Hi Randy,


I was browsing through your extensive website and I see that you were at some point at the Tri County Speedway in West Chester, Ohio. It was finally sold and plowed over for an office park about two years ago. Are there any pictures of this old 1/2 mile speedway on your website. I would like to see them. I attended some races there when I first moved to Cincinnati in 1968. Thanks, Stan










Randy Lewis


04:41 PM on April 02, 2010


Attn: Bruce Woods




If you send me your email address to, I will forward it to Vern Naley.










paul waterworth


11:03 PM on March 31, 2010


right on randy










bruce woods


06:42 PM on March 08, 2010


was wondering if you knew how to get a hold of vern naley i was on duane steffes pit crew and was a frind of verns would like to say hi to him










woody skjerven crazy rabbit racing


11:45 PM on February 25, 2010


no i dont drive it to work .. i just try real hard not to hit any thing .. great pics glad you could come up and enjoy some of our stiff water racing great site ….. thanks woody










doug krause


09:15 AM on February 25, 2010


great pics of st. malo!!










Rick Savoie


04:46 AM on February 24, 2010


Really enjoyed your photo shoot of the St. Malo ice races. I was there!!












10:56 AM on February 22, 2010


Troy says…


Hahahahaha! Exactly why I stopped going. However you should know that the track is under new ownership and is greatly improved. But you still won’t see F8’s there, they don’t run them at all anymore. Feel free to come see us at Kemtucky Motor Speedway in Whitesville some Sunday night if you want to see some F8 action. I”m not 100% sure if they are going to be a weekly class this season or not, the new schedule has yet to be posted (waiting on sponsor issues), Check us out at






WTF Troy?? WHS was your hometrack for many years. You know as well as everybody that with the improvements Scott and crew have made it’s the best it has been in a LONG time, the best I remember it being. And to Mr. Lewis, yes the stands are PACKED every sunday night, because its the best dirt racing around!










David Ballard


02:02 PM on February 20, 2010


Mr. Lewis,


I was recently navigated to your pictures of Windy Hollow Speedway in Owensboro, Kentucky. While I do agree with you that at one time the track was in need of work, it has since changed. My brother, Mark, and I spent last year working the track for Scott Slaton. Scott has done a lot of improvements to and around the track. We spent many late nights and weekends away from family to give racers the best possible racing conditions.


You should consider returning to the race track. You will see some of the best three and four wide racing on dirt anywhere. No, you will probably not see any figure 8 racing. It was dropped from a safety stand point.


The racers in this area deserve the right to see their home track shown for what it is and not as it was.










Alan Slaton


11:50 PM on February 19, 2010


I noticed that you have been to Windy Hollow Speedway several years ago. And most of the Comments u had seemed to be kinda negative. Well back then i would have Been right there with you. But A couple years back my father took the track over and has made many improvements. Most around here are very happy and said that its looks like a new place. I would like to invite you back to Windy hollow Speedway in Owensboro Kentucky and see what you think. However we no longer run Figure 8 racing anymore, but im sure u will be pleased with the changes you see. E-mail me @ and i will let u come to the middle of the track. We have alot of big events in 2010 season and hope to see you soon












12:08 AM on February 19, 2010


Hahahahaha! Exactly why I stopped going. However you should know that the track is under new ownership and is greatly improved. But you still won’t see F8’s there, they don’t run them at all anymore. Feel free to come see us at Kemtucky Motor Speedway in Whitesville some Sunday night if you want to see some F8 action. I”m not 100% sure if they are going to be a weekly class this season or not, the new schedule has yet to be posted (waiting on sponsor issues), Check us out at










Johann Pace


02:53 PM on February 13, 2010


I would like to say thank you for your visit to Malta and special to our Racing Circuits in this smallest country in World. I hope that you enjoyed your few days in Malta. We hope that we see you again to Malta and also to our premises. I also say thank you to your wife and I will say one thing to her take care and continue support your husband.




Thanks & Regards




Johann Pace


General Secretary


ASM Malta










Ed Reichert


04:58 PM on January 27, 2010


Randy: After reading the recent story in NSSN, I thought I might register the list of tracks that I have been to. While the number is trivial compared to serious chasers like yourself, I thought I would still do it, but I have been having difficulty finding the website. Can you send me a link or a suggestion on how to access the site. By the way, what has happened to Rick Schneider, Andy Sivi and Dwight Bucks? I used to run into those three from time to time throughout the Midwest, but I haven’t seen any of them for years.




Ed Reichert


Spooner WI










luis canizales


10:13 PM on January 11, 2010


nice job












07:20 PM on January 09, 2010


I have seen that you have made it to two tracks within 40 minutes of me, but you haven’t made it to the track in my hometown. I live in liberal kansas, and we have a 3/8 mile dirt track called fairgrounds speedway. The two tracks you have been to are Dirtona Raceway In Hugoton, Kansas is only 32 miles, and Git R Done Raceway in Beaver, Oklahoma is only 36 miles. Thats cool you have been to those two tracks. I would have never thought a track chaser like you from california would ever come out to the middle of nowhere to watch racing. Thats cool. I go to hugoton and beaver all the time. To bad I didn’t realize you where there. Have fun, and be safe. See ya. Jeremy










Cor Karaffa


06:32 PM on January 05, 2010


Randy, So this is what happens to life after P&G? I took a more traditional route, you seem to be enjoying a different path. email me when you get a chance. Still playing any golf?












Jim Parsley


10:18 PM on January 01, 2010


Just outside my hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a historic relic of very early NASCAR history, a 0.9 mile dirt track that was used for NASCAR races from the early 1940’s until the late 1960’s. It was abandoned for about 40 years, allowed to grow up in forest. Relatively recently it has been recognized as a historic site, given protection against development, and has been reopened as a historic park. There have been several racer reunion events there the last couple of years. If you haven’t already done so, you might find it an interesting site to visit.





Johnny Oberthien


04:01 PM on December 04, 2009


One of the first drivers that I remember making an inpression on me was Darrell. It was 1967 at Hawkeye Downs. In those days he had tpo beat the best at a weekly show. Drivers like IMCA National Tour regulars Ramo Stott and Lem Blankinship.




Tell you a little fact not many know of.


I became the race director at Dubuque Speedway and was told I could hire on anyone I wished. This was after Darrell had hung up the helmet. I called him and arranged a meeting (in his shop). I asked him if he would be interested in the head tech’s job at the track.


Long story short Darrell said he was enjoying just being able to roam around the pits and stands. Plus he would never want any driver upset with him over a call.


Glad he said no because I have NEVER heard anyone say a bad word about Darrell.




By the way, I flagged at 100’s of events Darrell raced in and not once did I have to worry about his driving style.




RIP Darrell, we all loved you and will miss you.










Larry A. Long


05:53 PM on November 24, 2009


What a great tribute site!


I grew up in the ‘hood on Mt. Vernon Road outside Cedar Rapids where Dake had his shop. DD, LaVerle & the kids moved there in 1961. It was Darrel who rebuilt the engine on my 1975 Stingray in 1999; turned out to be his last engine rebuild. More – a lot more – later. – Larry










N. Shea


08:46 PM on November 21, 2009 (garen state vintage stock car club)


Come see is at Turkey Derby November 27 & 28, 2009 at Wall Stadium, Wall, New Jersey. The last high bank asphalt track in N.J. Make it one more track in 2009!!!










antonio del conde


04:53 PM on October 22, 2009


it was nice of you to come to our race, i hope your whole experience was aa good one, nex time let us know in advance you will be wellcome. b.r. A.del Conde, Delegado FEMAD










Humberto Hernandez Jr


04:58 AM on October 21, 2009


hey, you have a lot of good pictures, and a lot of good stories too…


You did a nice review of last weekend’s race in tijuana, it was nice to see pictures of my car, and the race altogether. Me and my “rally monkey” (like you said in the picture   ) wish you good luck on your trackchasing.




Hope you liked the race




Humberto Hernandez Jr.


87 vw gti #49










Carlos Perdomo


12:06 AM on October 21, 2009


Thanks for coming to our event, we hope that we can see you and more friends in our future events.














Derek Dvorak


03:39 PM on October 20, 2009


thanks for coming to watch the racing in tijuan mexico. i was the driver in the 1967 orange camaro classA car #327. i finashed 2nd in my class and beat by the mazda RX8, i’ll get him next time. hope you come see us again and pass the word on that there is road racing in mexico. i been racing in mexico for 9 years now and in very safe.










Mark Virt


03:00 PM on October 13, 2009


Congrats on your 1500th track. It rivals Cal Ripkens consecutive games played streak…. Neither will be broke. Once again, Bro…props


Take Care,


Mark Virt


The brother of the #1 trackchaser in the world.










Willie Williams


01:16 PM on October 13, 2009


Hi Randy


Thanks for joining us on our Canadian Thanksgiving….Lucas Oil Figure 8 Championship series, I wished the weather was warmer…. It was a true treat to have you address all our drivers at the drivers meeting.




Willie Williams




Thriilshow production ltd










Deb Frost


08:47 PM on October 09, 2009


Glad you enjoyed the figure 8 racing in Glencoe but would just like mto correct you on one thing the winner car # 17 is not George Carter it is my son, Dave Frost. Thanks for your compliment on his car, it does look like a race car doesn’t it & I’ll be sure to pass it on to him!!!! He also won at several other tracks you visited this season & is the 2nd place winner in the Lucas Oil Points Championship that you are attending this weekend. Hope you enjoy it!!!










LaVerle Dake


03:46 PM on October 04, 2009


I so mucn enjoy seeing all the comments and pictures of my husband, Darrell. He had many true and loyal friends and fans. Racing was his passion and after racing five different decades he was a diehard spectator of all dirt track and NASCAR racing. I miss him every day, especially his dry wit and sense of humor!!!










Art Justus


02:35 PM on October 04, 2009


I am sad to hear about the loss Of Walt James. I didn’t know until last night at Hanford. If you have contact with his family please tell them how how this loss has saddened us. Thanks Art Justus










Bruce Eckel


11:08 AM on September 30, 2009


Read with interest your report from Plattsburgh on the ACT show. Tom Curley in my opinion is the best promoter in the business bar none. He is so pro-acvtive & cares about his drivers and fans which makes him the best. Pat and I had the pleasure to speak at a Promoter’s workshop in Reno, NV and the crowning touch of the day was when Tom Curley came up to us and told us that he thought the presentation we gave from the fan’s prospective was the best forum they had ever had at the Promoter’s workshop. For someone who does just about everything right to listen and take notes shows that he is never too full of himself to learn ways to improve.










erik stuewer


04:26 PM on September 26, 2009


i drove the #8 red dale jr lookin car last year and the year before that i was wonderin if u had any more photos of that car still or racing because i have been looking for some thank you














Jerry Warren


11:02 AM on September 26, 2009


Thanks for coming to visit Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada. Sorry that I didn’t have a chance to visit.


Jerry Warren


PA Announcer










Jason Knighten


01:35 AM on September 19, 2009


I like to thank you for visiting Noise Park in Idaho Falls. That is my buddys pure stock in the picture with the pirate flag. I am sorry but you caught noise park at its worst time in years. At one time there were about 20 cars in each class, but the promoter at the time was trying to run IMCA rules when most of the cars were camaros and firebirds. kinda kills your car counts. I hope you visit again when we can decide what rules we are going to run.










Johnnie Tharp


05:23 PM on September 15, 2009


I can’t wait to here about your “experience” at the IMCA SuperNationals, Boone, Ia…  Thanks for stopping by, Johnnie Tharp – IMCA SuperNationals Track Announcer A…










Johnnie Tharp


05:19 PM on September 15, 2009


Noticed you havnt updated your web-site to 1490 tracks yet..  LOL… It was a pleasure meeting you at the IMCA SuperNationals, Boone, Ia.. Keep in-touch, Johnnie Tharp – IMCA SuperNationals Lead Commentator…












09:14 PM on September 14, 2009


Just read your Darrell Dake page, it was great. Thanks for posting your memories and pictures. I grew up watching Darrell at Hawkeye Downs, he and Kenny Walton were my favorite drivers.












12:42 PM on September 14, 2009


Have you ever checked out the track in Greenland, MI.?












07:15 PM on September 07, 2009


Great job at the Walt James Stadium. Too bad you didn’t get me in any pictures. Hope you and your family come see us again!










Berry Dykema


09:47 PM on September 04, 2009


I have the #2 mini sprint at the Sandhollow Race track and I heard what you do with the pictures. I just want to thank you for what you do. We couldn’t have a better time (without winning the lottery) than to just go have fun and help the kids all we can. Again THANK YOU!










Kelly Beard


10:37 PM on August 31, 2009


Randy you need to come back through holyoke Colo. We have change the track. It is 3/8 now. The pits are to the west so you can see the track. accept four rodeo booth. Enjoyed your pictures. Thanks for stopping at our track:D










Mike Wilson


04:42 AM on August 28, 2009


Hey Randy, I just discovered your site. How are you keeping?. Up to 2000 tracks yet….Seeya buddy. Mike Wilson. Meeanee Speedway track announcer NZ………………………………










Herb Scheele


09:15 AM on August 24, 2009


Thank you for visiting Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD. You must not have attended any WOO Late Model Shows. The ticket prices are in the 25-40 dollar range for a WOO Late Model show anywhere. The normal Saturday night admission at Dakota Sate Fair Speedway is $10 which is about average for this part of the country. Hope you come back someday to a regular night of racing.










Gary Gamsby


08:47 PM on August 03, 2009


I just discovered your website. I am looking forward to exploring it. I am especially interested in reading your Trackchaser Report on the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD – the site of the 2009 WISSOTA 100.










Ron Techter


12:11 PM on August 02, 2009


Good to see you at the golf outing…please send me updates on your activities.


















jeff hoogeveen


11:57 PM on July 24, 2009


Heard you were at the race in Rock Rapids Iowa, Hope you had a good night of racing










Rick Savage


09:08 AM on July 04, 2009


Hey Randy. Sent you an earlier email. Hope you got it. We are here in Venice and had a great time on our cruise ship for 12 wonderful days. We saw a lot and have a lot of fun. Venice is very hot but interesting. We went to the Murano Glass Factory and had a seneraded gondola ride last night.




Will be back at the golf course bright and early on Thursday.
















david a spencer


10:58 AM on June 29, 2009


hey randy hope you had a good flight home, i enjoyed meeting you (shepps speedway)












08:31 PM on June 28, 2009


thanks for posting the pictures of dakes race cars it really brought back some memorys i am only 45 years old but I knew of some of the history of dake from Jim Stodola he was in some of the utube videos.I only got to talk to dake just a coulpe of times when we would go over to his shop to get the car fixed.I could have spent hours in his shop just looking at the pictures on the walls and his trophies and just bench racing……Was up to Farley speedway last friday night for legends night it was good to Tom Hearst ,Roger Dolen and Ed Sanger .Ed was talking about some body writing about his racing history he didnt know if it was going to be a book or just in a magazine oh and sanger was still driving in the late modle class it was good to see the yellow 95 doing laps.Once again thanks for posting these memorys I had almost forgoten what Hawkeye Downs looked like when it was dirt.










Wayne Bergstresser


02:43 PM on June 18, 2009


Trying to reach the 1983 Trackchaser champion Don Mcauley from Winnipeg.


Any help reconnecting would be great!














Douglas Dake


10:01 AM on June 15, 2009


Randy, My name is Douglas Dake, I am the son of Dennie Dake, Darrells Brother. Living in N.Y. I am completly out of touch with my Iowa family & did not know of his passing. I only saw my Uncle race once, I think it was in 1969 or 1970 @ the Minnesota Stae Fair. The pictures you have i have seen before through from the Hawkee news which my Grandmother sent me. In the next few weeks i will go through my pics collection & send them to you.I also have a couple of NASCAR DRIVER PINS of his too! Thank You so much for this site.


Regards Douglas Dake










cathy cook


10:05 PM on June 08, 2009


Thank you for stoping by to our race track .. Spud Speedway Caribou Maine .. Hope you enjoyed our races .. I diden’y get to meet you as i was driving sweep truck and they kepy me real busy on sunday ,, I did hear alot about you .. most of us there are family and love every min of it .. Thanks for comming to our litlle pice of the world .. cathy cook Greg’s Veinote sister












03:47 PM on June 06, 2009


We were able to meet you at Unity Race Track in Maine, it was very interesting. All the places you and your wife have been. We enjoyed your web site very much. Never knew there were so many tracks. We are praying that your travels are safe. Yes Mr. Lewis thoes little things flying around you were ” MAINE MOSQUITOES” Hope you enjoyed your visit to Maine and return some day soon.










tabutha larrabee


12:11 AM on June 06, 2009


I had oppertunity to be at Unity Race way when you were present this evening. Hope that you enjoyed out little track here in Maine. It was great to have you there and put us on the list of your ventures.










Marco Zanella


04:25 PM on May 28, 2009




Complimenti!! Io mi chiamo Marco, ho 20 anni e mi occupo dei video presenti su youtube e della galleria fotografica del sito di Stock Car Cross. E’ stato un piacere averti come ospite ad una nostra manifestazione. Arrivederci a presto!!










Suellen C. Henry


08:39 PM on May 27, 2009


Good luck to you. What amazing opportunity you have to see the world through its tracks.!










Kelly Ninas


11:50 AM on May 27, 2009


Your trackchasing list that includes Nebraska is non existent, the page doesn’t show the list. Thus I am not able to see if you have been to a track within 50 miles of my birthplace.












11:13 AM on May 14, 2009


and i thought i had been to a lot of tracks, there is one you missed in NORTH CAROLINA, MILLBRIDGE SPEEDWAY a little dirt track about 10 miles from mooreseville nc, actually there are a ton of tracks in nc , do you have pictures of all the tracks you have visited ? check my page on the NORTH WILKESBORO SPEEDWAY out, i really liked the pics of antioch speedway in nc, thats a kool dirt track










Terry Tank


09:07 AM on May 14, 2009


Randy ,Great Photos!


I grew up around the Dirt Tracks of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and many of same style cars were running back then. And my favorite type of race car of all time ( the Miget )


is well represented .


Thanks !!!












10:36 PM on April 14, 2009


I liked your report pages better before you started using google picasa for the photos. I liked the large photos to all open on 1 page.










Bruce Eckel


11:44 AM on April 10, 2009


As my March 13th post predicted the North Carolina Tar Heels rule the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and take home the trophy to Chapel Hill. Heels Rock!!!!!




Enjoyed the pictures from your trip to Columbia. It looks like a beautiful country with some nice people.










Rui Fonseca


04:33 PM on April 09, 2009


Keep the good work


Stay with one of the best videos of car cross from Portugal










Bruce Eckel


10:48 AM on March 13, 2009






Just wanted to point out a factual error from your Providence report. When I was in high school in the 70’s Providence College, aka the Friars not the Flyers, had a great basketball team with Ernie DeGregiorio and Marvin Barnes who went to the final four in the NCAA’s. They were a fun team to watch and me being a big guy I was partial to Barnes but Ernie D sure could dribble, shoot and distribute the ball. You may have noticed the banners hanging from the ceiling honoring these two and the teams of the 70’s especially 1973. I am a North Carolina Tar Heels fan and have been for many years but enjoy watching some of the Northeast teams as well. Go Heels!!!!! The soon to be 2009 NCAA basketball champs.




Bruce Eckel










Ann and Corky


07:17 PM on March 11, 2009


Congratulations on your 50th state celebration!


It’s quite an accomplishment.


Always enjoy you and Randy’s stories,especially the ones that take place on the east coast.


Congrats again.












09:18 PM on March 09, 2009


Hey, I love the dirt tracks as well. If you havn’t been to the Lancaster Speedway in SC, you should try it out. 1/2 mile banked dirt track. Really fast cars, including late model. Pretty nice.










bobby peson


09:00 AM on February 28, 2009


randy the photo of darrell in irv janey’s car is from the 3 july 3rd 1975 bulldog 150 usac at des moines ia. darrell started 2nd and dominated the race only to have two flat tires cause him to finish 5th! darrell won the trophy dash that night as well thanks for honoring darrell!












09:47 PM on February 22, 2009


You’re a busy guy












08:14 PM on February 19, 2009














08:06 PM on February 18, 2009


I’m trying to check out your lifetime list of tracks, but those links come up blank. Is there anyplace I can see all the tracks?














07:56 PM on February 18, 2009


Man, you are a nut! And I thought I was bad with racing :).


Loved your page on Darrell Dake. I was a kid in the early ’70s and spent every Sunday night at Dubuque Speedway so I was a big fan too. Gotta check out more of your site in the future.










Jim Priestley


07:58 PM on February 17, 2009














04:12 PM on February 17, 2009


Hi Randy




Hope we see you soon at the Bahrain International Circuit




Amazing record you have there, wish I could have done the same






















John Ford


06:18 PM on February 16, 2009


Hi Randy




It was good to meet and talk to you on the plane to Minneapolis last Sunday. I hope you managed to stay awake to see the ice racing in Minnesota. Enjoy your golfing this week.




















10:40 AM on February 14, 2009


I think it is cool that you go to all these tracks, but what I cannot understand is why you go see crap races? Is it that the travel expenses are a lot so you want cheap race tickets? Some examples: You have been to Barrie in Ontario and Sun Valley in BC, you saw some local crap races when you could have seen the GREAT CASCAR/NASCAR Canadian Tire series. I have seen that series at many tracks and they never fail at putting on a great race. Also, you have been to tracks in Australia but never went to V8 Supercars! That series is excellent. You have also been to Andorra recently, just recently they had Trophee Andros(The best ice racing in the world!) but from what i could see in your photos you saw something else. I travel to a lot of races in the US and Canada(can’t afford international travel yet) but I make sure I pick quality events. It is not worth the cost of traveling to see crap in my opinion.










Richard Torp Jensen


08:39 AM on February 10, 2009


Hi Randy.




I think your site is great. Thx to you I`m getting around the world thx to your pictures. I think the pictures are awesome.


I really like your comment for every picture.


I also enjoyed reading about my country Denmark when you had visited us..  Yes..everything in Denmark is expensive


Keep up your great work, I`m looking forward to your next visit on a race track..


Greetings from Denmark..










william wales


10:23 AM on February 09, 2009


loved to watch Darrel back in the 70″s race at Davenport loved the battles between him and Ray Guss SR. i have a autograph photo circa 1970 chevy nova one of my all time racing heros two












09:03 AM on February 06, 2009


loved it










steve hmiel


03:06 PM on February 01, 2009


I had the pleasure of getting to know P.J.Hollebrand in 1978 when I worked for Jerry Cook. He is a racing fanatic and a wonderful guy to travel with while we were chasing modified points. Great to see him here.










Adrian Franza


12:35 PM on February 01, 2009


Hai,Randy .I see you Saturday night in the midget race.




Greetings , Adrian the photograper.










Jerry Fisher


09:02 AM on January 31, 2009


We love reading your website & viewing the photos, it’s so interesting..


Jerry & Elena Fisher










chad karpf


11:03 PM on January 20, 2009


thanks for coming to weyauwega to see the ice racing. It was great to meet you! I think you did a great job with all the photos.The old 56 chev never looked so good!










Nate Michonski


01:47 PM on January 15, 2009


Glad to see you made it out to Marion Pond! you have some beautiful pictures of our station wagons and my dad’s mod! to bad my dad couldn’t put the big stutted tires on it so you could see it run. he usually races it on saturdays at Tilleda. And yes we do love our station wagons up here. mine was the black #33 and my brother Dan’s was the blue #1. Hope you make your way back sometime soon!










Keith Graper


12:59 PM on January 15, 2009


That is awesome that you came to Marion and watched us race..Come on back anytime..Keith Graper #52 FWD Studded










Gary Schmelzer


09:08 PM on January 14, 2009


Hi Randy,


Nice to see who you are.


I like going to races to. Well knowen at some tracks around home as a historan from the 60’s on up keeping notes and drivers list maybe 80 races a year as was with the ARTGO Challenge Series with my dad and brother and we had Columbus 151 Speedway in the 70’s.


Have seen reaces in 17 state almost all in Wis. and upper Ill. an Iowa.


Hope st see you at a race someday.




Gary Madison,Wis.










Ed Montgomery


03:12 PM on January 14, 2009












Bruce Eckel


10:19 AM on January 09, 2009


Randy, Death Valley Speedway sounded interesting. You might want to change the headline though as not only were you not the first to see a new track in 2009 but actually only the 7th one to see a new track in 2009. Mr. Esser scored one on January 1 and four altogether over the first weekend. Pat, Paul Weisel, Bing Metz and myself along with Guy and Pam Smith witnessed a new track at the Bonjangle’s Colisuem on Friday, January 2nd. Everyone is off and running for 2009.










Troy Holder


12:49 AM on January 09, 2009




Troy here from Rice Lake Ice Racing, I just got done reading your year end reviews, thank you for your good words about our group. If you happen to make it up here again please stop in, our season kicked off last Saturday and last until March 7th. Hope your 2009 travels are eventful and safe!!




P.S.~ Sorry about the double post, somehow I sent the last one before I was done.










Troy Holder


12:43 AM on January 09, 2009




Troy here from Rice Lake Ice Racing,




Clive Ng-a-kien


10:32 AM on December 24, 2008


You did a great job, taking pictures from a pure mind, life as it is in Guyana.


Thank you for sharing your experiences!










Pyke Ambrose


12:26 PM on December 19, 2008


How does one get started in ice racing? I have a couple old cars that I would like to do this with.If you could e-mail me info. I would greatly appreciate it.










Bill Cleary


10:33 PM on December 14, 2008


Hello Randy,


It was great meeting you last night and listening to your input for our facility. Wish we had more time to talk with you, we appreciate you taking your time to visit our facility. Keep us in mind for your 09′ track visiting calendar, we’ll be hosting the Sling Shot, MicroSprint, and Legends Winter Nationals the week of 2/27/09.












Bill Cleary


04:46 PM on December 08, 2008


Hey Randy,


Just hung up from you, and did as you said and visited your website! That’s awesome. Thanks for the call, and we look forward to seeing you this Sat. This weekend will be the Sling Shots, Legends, Go-Karts, Micro-sprints, and Mini-sprints and Bandalero’s putting on a show.


Thanks, Bill Cleary










Ms. Jessie


01:36 AM on December 07, 2008


I really like you website and it was a pleasure meeting you at Grandriver Speedway in Urich Missour. It’s really neat what you are doing. You Video’s are great the way you put the little saying in there, That’s really Cool.






Ms. Jessie


Car #1J










La Rubia


08:30 PM on December 04, 2008


Thanks for visitnhg us in Costa Rica.












03:58 PM on December 03, 2008




Very impressed with your list!


I am from Costa Rica, so i’m looking forward your report on La Gacima circuit. I personally raced ther from 1990-1998.


I’ve been to some circuits in the US, Mexico, Europe and this year attended the F1 in Shanghai, have you been there??












Arturo Jimenez


11:04 AM on December 03, 2008


Hi Randy, it was a great surprise having you in our Track in Costa Rica, did you liked it? did you enjy the race? what do you think of our racing cars?


I help as a photographer at this website, someone posted that you visited us. It would be cool if you could share a little bit more of your experience with us.






Arturo JImenez












09:02 AM on December 02, 2008


Hi Randy!


I just read Your writing about Your visit to Denmark and Sweden! It was really amusing to read!


I especially enjoyed the photos Youve taken. Really beautiful photos!


I hope Youll find Your way back to Sweden someday. Even though You found it expensive…


Best regards; Roger Gustafsson










Debbie Marrant


03:48 PM on December 01, 2008


It was a pleasure meeting you last Sunday at Grand River Speedway, Nice photo’s. I made a dvd for the drivers of all of the races that day, if you would like a copy, email me with your address and I would be happy to send you one.








Dion Gardner


02:54 AM on November 23, 2008


Keep on chasing new tracks. I wish I could, but it’s good having you do it and share your experiences.




When next you come to Jamaica, you might want to check out Morelands and the Spot Valley dirt sprint tracks. I know you’ve been to Dover Raceway here. Take care. Looking forward to your next track visit.










Tom Lindell


02:14 PM on November 22, 2008


Amazing energy, you no doubt have logged more miles in your travels than I did in a career in the business. I enjoy your travel log but have forbidden my wife from looking as she will demote me to the D team. How do you hit’em so straight? It must be the jet lag.












10:28 AM on November 20, 2008


Hello Randy


I am glad to see pictures of racing in Guyana. I didnt know that the track was up to standards.I am a big fan of Nascar so are my two boys.You make it look so easy to get from point A to point B. You should also log the miles you’ve travel.Maybe some day you’ll be in the Guiness Book of World Records for most miles traveled.I admire the hard work and keep the pictures coming. good luck.












06:35 PM on November 07, 2008


My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed your pics. from your trip to Guyana…keep up the good work!












12:14 AM on November 07, 2008


Hello Randy,


I just read about your trip to Guyana for the November 2 Race Meet and enjoyed reading and viewing the photos.


I was fortunate to have been a part of the local racing there for may years and have since moved to Toronto. You have brought many memories back.


I hope your visit was an experience you will never forget and good luck in your future Trackchases around the globe.










Brian Griffin


11:36 AM on September 25, 2008


Fun trips!










Frank Arciero Jr.


04:21 PM on September 19, 2008




I have been to a lot of tracks but you are amazing. Hope to see you at the club soon.










Benjamin Fellner


10:19 AM on September 17, 2008


Hello Ranlay !


Thanks for visit our race in Lambrechten ( Austria ! I hope in spite of the bad weather its was a interested Race for you!


I hope i can see the pictures what you made on your website !




With kindly regards !


Benjamin Fellner












Rev. Andrew R. Angel


11:17 PM on September 08, 2008


Howdy, Uncle! I hope we can become better acquainted soon, especially if it’s over a racetrack. Have a good one.












06:45 AM on September 08, 2008


Hello Randy,




in Lambrechten (Austria) is the stock-car-raice on Sunday 14th. September. Beginning is at 1 o’clock. We are happy when you are comming. best regards Dani








mike courtney


07:45 PM on August 31, 2008


great site










Kyle Warden


09:21 PM on August 30, 2008


I’am from Wyoming and you should come back out and check out the Casper Speedway here in Casper, WY. Also since I’m from Iowa check out the Marshalltown Speedway. It’s under new ownership and awesome.










Shane Carr


01:37 PM on August 30, 2008


Come check out our track in 2009.






Shane Carr


344 mobile St.


Saltillo, Ms. 38866










Billy Ray


10:54 PM on July 27, 2008


Great Site mate. Know what site to come to if looking for information on tracks and great pics of Santa:puke::puke::puke:










Kirk Ness


06:55 PM on July 26, 2008


Thank you for coming out to check out our racing up in Port Alberni, B.C. Canada. I hope that you had a great time and thank you for the photos you took. Sorry to hearthat you had to leave early on Sunday and missed some of the racing. We did have one roll over but the driver was alright, I can’t say the same for the truck. Thank you again for travelling as far as you did to watch us put on our show.




Kirk Ness










Shane Davis


10:51 PM on July 19, 2008


Man-What a tribute to Darrell! I watched this guy win in Des Moines at the fair race as a kid in the sixties. Ive always tried to honor and respect the old racers. Darrell was one of the top drivers, although I loved Jim Gerber and Ronnie Weedon as my heroes.




God Bless














Jim Holland


02:24 PM on July 02, 2008




It was great meeting you and talking with you as you added Black Hills Speedway and Heartland Speedway, Rapid City, SD, to your incredible total.


I counted up my racetrack total over 35 years and based on the current trackchaser rules, I only have 171 to go!


…Just to make the minimum list…


Best wishes and safe travels always,












bill wyche


09:22 PM on July 01, 2008


I enjoy following your travels, keep up the good work. I was in attendance at Rome (Ga.) speedway when you made it your 500something track, I was amazed then but now, well it’s incredible.










wayne miller jr


08:58 PM on June 24, 2008




thank you for your comments, pictures and review of our track. we will bring your review to the officers and members of the track and make inprovements to make our show better. thanks for stopping in












05:35 PM on June 24, 2008


My name is Debra and I am a racer of a mini Sprint #13 at Valentine Speedway Glenrock, WY. We wanted to thank you for visiting our track. We really appreciate your comments and photos on you web site. You have a great sense of humor. Thanks you








Derick Stallings


05:51 PM on June 05, 2008


You are a lucky man to get to travel to all these tracks. I am a dirt fan myself and have only been to 52 dirt tracks, but if you get a chance you really need to check out North Georgia speedway and Cleveland speedway. Both are great race track and within 45 minutes of each other. One race on friday nights and one on sat.










roger donaldson


12:10 AM on May 23, 2008


my hero, you are, yessiree.


keep on keeping on, as joe dirt said










Stan Logan


10:26 AM on May 22, 2008


Hi Randy!


Sorry I’ve not replied to your last post card (with the Mexican senoritas, ole!) until now. You have a nice web site. Actually I’ve not been to Freeport Raceway so I guess I’m square. I was impressed by their web site.




That was quite a sickening disaster at NIU. I thought I’d never heard of Cole Hall but as it turns out I think I had Biology and Sociology courses in the building. I’m just lucky I didn’t freeze to death on the way to the art building which was about a mile from the dorm.




By the way, while I’m complaining, the past winter here was heavy duty cold, ice, and snow. There were ice jams on the Rock river that caused flooding when the wind chill temperature was about minus 20 F. We’ve had a cool but nice spring. Not exactly race weather though.




Keep your root in your suit with your loot.














Bruce Drapeau


03:14 AM on May 21, 2008


Great to see you visit Blackbird Bend Speedway in Onawa,Iowa.Keep On Chasing!!










Marc Swift


07:46 PM on May 19, 2008


Hi Randy, Read your track chasing blog..


Sounds really awesome! #1 WOW,nice going,Marc


I Have had many muscle cars.Now i race around in my 64 Dart with a factory 273










Ron Brown


07:09 PM on May 19, 2008


Randy, absolutely love your stuff. I have been to 60 tracks in my life, but you have to give me props since I am retires and live on a pension!!! Haha.




Keep the pictures and stories coming. It is great to see you report on tracks that I have been to and we both seem to see the same things…




One thought. The pictures that you have in Washington State of the volcano; you listed it as Mt Rainier, but I think you meant to say Mt. Saint Helens.




Thanks for the updates and keep them coming!!!!!




Ron Brown


Lexington, SC










Pr-Olof Hkansson


01:40 PM on May 17, 2008


Hi Randy




Nice meeting you at Sturup Raceway last Saturday. It wasn’t until that evening that I realized that you are the first world record holder I’ve met in person




Here’s a link to some in-car footage from the Roadsport C race: roadsport&hl=en&sitesearch=




I’m looking forward to part 2 of your European tour report, as I said at the track we would be very happy if we could use your race report in our club magazine.




Best regards from Sweden,














04:44 PM on April 30, 2008


WOW! Thanks for the great write-up on the WWRA. Glad you enjoyed your visit. If you every get back this way again, I’m sure we can have either a Thunder or Roadrunner for you to “play” with.










Dion (Babybomb) Gardner


10:23 PM on April 28, 2008


Hi Randy,




I think its great that you chose to share your experiences with us. I am from Jamaica and also race at Dover and other events in the island.




I particularly enjoyed the pictures from your trip to Japan. I definitely will be back on your site following your journeys.




If you ever plan on coming back to Jamaica drop me a line. It would be a pleasure to be your host. By the way Rally Jamaica 2008 is something to see…:D




Take care












09:26 PM on April 28, 2008


Cheers! Hope you had fun in the PNW.










10:55 PM on April 24, 2008


no worrys mate got a new driver! golf club that is, golf season is underway thanks for the visit in rice lake wi










Mary Schoenfeldt


08:40 PM on April 15, 2008


Hi Randy, What a cool way to spend time!!! And you are about to experience one of the finest tracks and group of drivers and fans around… Evergreen Speedway in Monroe Washington…but you already know that since this isn’t your first trip here. Enjoy.












07:44 PM on April 15, 2008


Hope you enjoy Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Have fun!!!












08:14 PM on April 10, 2008


I met you while you were in jamaica at Dover. I took your photo after the interview with the Minister. You took my picture I was in the Blue old navy shirt. “Auto Report Magazine.” I went thru ur website and I can see you are ptrtty interesting character. From the entire Jamaica “One Love.” Peace, love and guidance in your pursuits.










Clifton Henry


06:05 PM on April 07, 2008


I wish one day i could be in a position to visit a quarter of the tracks you have so far visited. Keep up the great work. on another note I hope you could return to Barbados at the end of August this year for our International race meeting. It is going to be awesome lots of cars from throughout the caribbean and some International countries will be here.










Marty Smock


12:15 PM on April 04, 2008


I just found your web site. I to was a Dake fan. My first time of seeing Dake run was in 1949 when he was young. He ran the #205 because that is what he weighted.I have pitchers of cars in 1950’s at cemar acres in Marion Iowa










Justin Walker aka 4glover (wheels jamaic…


04:50 PM on April 03, 2008


hey i found your website on wheels jamaica glad you came to jamrock and saw where i enjoy the easter mondays and hopefully you come back and big up to my jamaicans and my fellow wheelers armchair racer etc.










Tanee Green


03:29 PM on April 03, 2008


that word should be “a pic”










Tanee Green


03:28 PM on April 03, 2008


Thanks for covering our Jamaican Circuit Racing. Even got to see apci of the car I raced…so awesome. I’m happy you had a great time. Sorry about the Air Jamaica flight delay though…










ed jarvis


01:05 PM on April 03, 2008


tanks for coming to hartwell ,ed jarvis ME1






Ian Hemmings(aka) Minimaniac


10:24 AM on April 03, 2008


keep up the good work. i want tobe like u when i grow up.










Armchair racer (


10:14 AM on April 03, 2008


Thanks for the exposure Good luck in all your endeavuors I envy you!










Bryan Max Mackintosh


07:02 AM on April 03, 2008


Thank you for your great coverage of Caribbean motor racing, first Barbados and now Jamaica, you next stop must be Guyana. Kudos on a job well done.










Mr. Lee


02:27 AM on April 03, 2008


i’m glad u enjoyed jamaica…i saw ur post on….nice pics












09:15 PM on April 02, 2008


Thank you for visiting our beautiful island and I’m really happy u had a great time.












08:42 PM on April 02, 2008


Happy you enjoyed JAMAICA












07:08 PM on April 02, 2008


Great pics you took at LAVONIA and HARTWELL!!! Love looking at pics in my home town….












03:36 PM on March 23, 2008


I enjoyed your omage to the Snake. I have some photos of Darrell working on his car in his shop on Mt Vernon Rd circa 1975. When I get access to a scanner I will send you digital copies.










George Hibbs


10:40 AM on March 20, 2008




Another race season is about to begin,if your in the area stop in


Am glad to see your #1.








George {empty jug}












12:34 PM on March 17, 2008


Here is some more photos of Rice Lake, WI ice racing. We sit in turn 4 every weekend.




I only have three weekends of photos on there. I have over 600 pics from those 3 weekends but I didn’t put them all on that site.Brooke Fairbanks


12:57 PM on March 10, 2008


Randy, sorry I missed your trip to Rice Lake. My tow vehicle pooped out so missed the season finale… …when you visit next year, you can take the wheel of my crappy car… …and show me how to drive!












10:11 PM on March 09, 2008


at the rice lake ice races the reason we drill holes in the ice is so that we can bring water on the ice and when they plow the track it turns slushy and makes good grip on the track










Troy Holder


07:44 PM on March 09, 2008




Thank you very much for making Rice Lake Ice Racing one of your tracks. Also, thanks for the good report, we have a lot of good people that put on a heck of a show!! Wish I would of had more time to spend with you, gets busy driving two classes of cars and overseeing the program but, for some odd reason, I enjoy it.


I noticed in your photo gallery that you wondered why we drilled holes before the feature event. We usually do this twice a day, once before the races begin and again before the features. In doing so we are able too bring water from the lake onto the ice, mixing it in with the snow dust making a “slush”. This gives us a tacky racing surface, thus giving you the spectator a good show.


Glad to hear you had a good time, I love this site and will keep in touch.




Troy Holder


Car #1 COMP4 & 6/8 Full Size


Rice Lake Ice Racing (Promoter)












04:13 PM on March 09, 2008


Thanks again for coming to Rice Lake and talking. Enjoyed meeting you, also enjoyed the pictures you posted on the site of the racing yesterday…. especially the red 22 Honda Civic crossing the checkered. Keep up the chasing!!














08:58 AM on February 28, 2008


Loved the article about LakeSpeed in Tilleda, WI on 2/9. We were those people up off the track at the cabin “hooting and hollering”. 🙂 It’s an annual trip we take in February so we do tend to have quite a good time! Thanks for posting the article and all the pictures. We really enjoyed them!










bob thompson


11:38 PM on February 14, 2008


hope to see you in RICE LAKE ice races soon rice lake wisconsin










Tom Corcoran


11:45 AM on February 14, 2008






Just got through with your Darrell Dake Memorial page and had to write you. Although I live in MN. and have now raced for 38 years, my original connection to Iowa racing was my uncle Corky who lived just down the road from Darrell for many many years. I was fortunate enough over the years to stop at Darrells shop several times. As an impressionable young man in my late teens and early 20’s Darrell and many of his contemporaries were bigger than life in my eyes. In the mid 70’s I bought a car from Ken Walton, but not before having the deal blessed by Darrell. I never forget those days or the respect I had for all those folks. I race throughout ND (weekly in Grand Forks) and just missed your trip to the Cameron Lake ice races a few weeks back. If you ever head this way don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks for a trip down memory lane!




Tom Corcoran










Gary Schmelzer


12:47 AM on February 14, 2008


Not chasing race tracks just chasing races.












Ga. (Seen Track)










Mich. Upper & Lower






Nav. (NASCAR Hot Laps)




S.C. (Seen Track)


Va. (Seen Track)




















09:04 PM on February 13, 2008


getting 6 ins of snow in mn










Randy Van Hoof


08:44 PM on February 13, 2008


Was great meeting you at Tilleda Thunder on Ice at Lake Speed. Keep in touch… Wish I had the time to do what you guys do. I think I have been to maybe 35 tracks in 6 states… Some day I’ll catch up to you… Have Fun! Randy Van Hoof






Barb McKeefry


12:03 PM on February 13, 2008


Just to let you know that Seymour Speedway in Seymour WI has been reconfigured since you last visited. It is now a true 1/3 mile oval. I do not know if another visit would count but I would be ready with VIP treatment if you get up this way in 2008.










Keith Kunze


09:24 PM on February 12, 2008


Thanks for coming to NEW ICE racing on 2-10. I just wish it would have been warmer and the usual weekly crowd had been there. I hope you enjoyed the few races we did get it. Good luck chasing in ’08!










Ian Hagan


03:22 AM on February 12, 2008


Hi from New Zealand. You got my picture on the big screen at Western Springs, track # 1134, THANK YOU!, the kids think its a real hoot, as I was let drive the vintage midget # 10 for my boss that evening, I also work at Murray Kemp Autos who sponsor the car you rode in at Mere Mere dirt track. Also run my own vintage TQ midget with the Auckland Vintage Speedway club at the track next to them. Glad you had a blast over here. Dont be a stranger and get back sometime, there is still alot of people who would like to meet you.










Bennie Christianson


04:02 PM on February 04, 2008


hey just signing the guestbook. i was the other rider in the #39 Lucken Motor Sports Racing Grand Marquis. i like the pics.










Paul Weisel


11:57 AM on February 04, 2008


Sent the last one before I wanted to. Hope to see you in Orefield this summer — I’ll take you to Yocco’s (no k’s in Yocco’s). This Allentown favorite was started by Lee Iacocca’s parents. The local PA Dutchman had problems with Iacocca’s and it evolved into ‘Yocco’s’.










John Reznik


03:29 PM on January 30, 2008


Hi Randy,




Just wanted to drop you a line to say hello.




I had a link sent to me by my racing partner, titled “sleeping in”, and instructions on what to do.


Being that I slept in today(supposed to do an alignment),I figured he was giving me a hard time already.


So you can imagine me laughing when I see the photo of his truck(blue ford)/our racecare, in front of the hotel, with him working away at getting everything going. I was suffering from a wine induced hangover, and did’nt manage to do anything. He even packed my bag,lol!


Anyway, I read your note about a “good looking” pit crew, but even better than that is a good buddy, when you go racing.




Also, Im totally jealous of your hobby! I manged to hit Monza and Spa this year, for F1, so maybe that’s the quiet beginnings for me.


Hope we see you again up in BC sometime.








John Reznik




Vernon, BC










Chad Erlandson


12:36 PM on January 28, 2008


I didn’t personally talk to you but heard you were here for our ice races. Really cool site and I wish I had your job. Thanks for stopping over, come back any time.




Chad Erlandson


Hardwater Ice Racing Assoc.














Kyle Hall


12:33 PM on January 28, 2008


I was the driver of the #13 Honda Prelude out on the oval track at Mille Lacs lake. Very cool to be included in the record good luck.










Clay Wright


12:03 AM on January 24, 2008


Great site! I liked the pictures & article about Dacosa Speedway. I race the #26 Orange Champ Kart there. Thanks for the coverage.










Sheree Wall


11:05 PM on January 23, 2008


Randy, thanks so much for joining the Cars On Ice Group at Barnes Lake, Ashcroft, BC. We have been racing there for 36 years now. It was great to have you there, your photos are amazing as are your comments. Thanks again, I’m glad you enjoyed yourself! Sheree Wall, Co-Vice-President, Western Canadian Ice Racing Assoc. of BC




Tony Boothby


12:42 PM on January 23, 2008


Hi Randy,Very much enjoyed driving you around the track, it’s fun to show off, not that we were going at warp speed. Sorry the whole herd of Mt. Sheep were not on the road . It is a provence of great scenery, and there is a lot more, come see us again. Thanks for the great coverage of our event, feels like we have made the big time.












Josh Johnson


09:53 AM on January 23, 2008


Randy, I try to check your site frequently. I have seen you in Ada, MN, Lisbon, ND and Glyndon, MN; as well as sitting next to you in Jamestown, ND in 2003. I have yet to actually talk to you, but wouldn’t mind the privelage. Anyways, some time in February, there will be ice races in Erskine, MN. It should be noted that the local Dirt Late Model club plans to have a race with some of these cars against each other. For more info:




It would be nice to get an e-mail back from you. I thoroughly enjoy reading about your visits to different tracks.










Keith Robinson


11:55 PM on January 03, 2008


Hi Randy


A friend told me about your site months ago and I’ve only just got around to checking it out; WONDERFUL, great job!


I race at River’s Edge Road Course in Mission British Columbia. You visited us on October 6/7th. of last year. I’m the #90 car in your ‘Green Flag’ picture (far left).


Thank you for visiting our track and I’m glad you got to see a race. We have never cancelled a race in the 14 years we’ve been in operation. It came close this year in June when the Fraser River flooded and came within 2ft. of the track surface!!


Further to your mentioning ice racing; we would love to see you at Barnes Lake this winter; check out Please contact me if you need any information or even a ride to the lake, it’s about 4 hours inland from Vancouver. Closest airport is probably Kamloops (I know you have been there!). I could pick you up there if you like?


I prepare an Acura for Fred Robertson who owns the Desert Inn Motel in Cache Creek(that’s where all the racers stay).


Best wishes for you and yours in 2008.


Keith Robinson


Track Manager








Linda Schroeder

06:41 PM on December 20, 2007 

Thanks for the coverage on the Carroll County Fair. Sorry about the flies, they were really bad that night.



05:55 PM on December 20, 2007 

Loved the CVAR photos. Was wondering if i could copy a few to our website ( 

Andrew – CVAR WebDriver

our fleet –



10:53 AM on December 20, 2007 

Nice write up & pics on “King of Concrete”



Lee Ackerman

06:11 PM on December 18, 2007 

I enjoyed your Darrell Dake tribute. I was a friend of Bob Burdick and he spoke highly of Darrell. I am trying to get ahold of Dennis Piefer, do you know how I can reach him? Thanks. Lee Ackerman


Patrick Weekes

05:22 PM on December 14, 2007 

Heard of you on the Guyana Motor racing website,but reside in Barbados and races at the Bushy Park circuit.Hope you realy enjoyed your trip to Barbados this time around.By the way,if you saw Sandy Lane golf course on your way to bushy park from Dover,you were TOTALLY lost.Heading in the wrong direction.Enjoy your track chasing.



Dave Hansen

08:44 PM on December 13, 2007 

Hello Randy, Dude! I want to do that!(Go to a bunch of tracks) At least i live right by Laguna and go to every race! Hope you come to King City! Hope it all works out for the promoter. Could be a good local race for us.

Best Regards,


Moss Landing, CA


Mark Barrett

09:58 AM on November 19, 2007 

Hi Randy, I found this web site by accident.I thought I have visited a lot of tracks with 122.I quess I am not even close to you.We live in Connecticut,so I visit all types of dirt and paved tracks.Dirt is my favorite.I also have been following Nascar for over 48 years,since I was 7 years old.I think I remember you,when a friend and I were at the Devils Bowl Speedway in Vermont.They interviewed you.We try and hit 4 – 5 new tracks every year.


Troy Miller

05:55 AM on November 18, 2007 

I found this website through a Darrel Dake link on It’s a well done site and I was suprised to see you were in Nagoya, Japan recently as I live there.


Mitch Wood

09:39 PM on November 16, 2007 

It was unexpected when I opened the link to your website from atokas website to see my son pictured in the Sr Champ Heat race,(he’s the blue 8m Mitch Wood).

Your comments are right on regarding atoka, they have a first rate facility and a large crowd week in and week out.

I have to agree with you on how riverside looks right now but ck back soon.

The guy who owns riverside owns atoka and he along wit his staff built it up from nothing to what it is now.

If things continue i’m sure riverside will be a first rate track in the coming years.


Danny Davis

01:33 PM on November 13, 2007 


Sorry I missed you when you visited our facility. You should have just came up into the tower, if you ever stop by again please do so. 

Danny Davis

Atoka Raceway Park


ron thruman

12:10 PM on November 12, 2007 

great site about dake, a real class guy and a great driver also used to see him at

freeport,farley, davenport and dubuque. have a few photos of him in the torino everybody can see at darrell dake if they would like.


Roger Ward

10:44 AM on October 21, 2007 

Great trip, Thanks for letting me be part of it.


bob mcgrew

04:48 PM on October 15, 2007 

I grew up in the same neighborhood where dake lived. Vernon View it was called. My father bob McGrew Sr. used to help dake out in the pits when he raced at hawkeye downs in the mid to late 60’s. my dad had a great way with engines and learned a lot from darrell, and i remember spending time in his garage while they worked on cars. My dad always told a story about him and dake going to the car auction in mt vernon, and finding a 66 vette, and taking it for a ride toward iowa city. they were both drinking and my dad was trying to pour some whiskey into a pop bottle, when dake told him “this car is a pooch”. just as they entered the Ivan Hoe bridge, he down shifted, gunned it, did a 360 going through the bridge and headed back to the auction. My dad said he didn’t spill a drop, and the car made a funny wheezing noise when they shut it off. crazy and good. just thought i would share this.


Peggy Bachor

09:14 PM on October 14, 2007 

Island Off Road Racing is having the last race of the season on Oct. 20. 31 hope you can add it to your list


Dave and Peggy Bachor

06:28 PM on October 10, 2007 

Another Island Off Road Racing member who saw your message. Looking foreward to meeting you both at our next race. Look into flying into Courtney and chartering to Port Alberni from there. Budjet allowing.


Tricia Gardner

12:32 PM on October 10, 2007 

I hope our track can be added to your list next year. Island Off Road Racing in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.


Jeanette Laverdure

06:34 PM on October 08, 2007 

Hi Randy,

I was on our web page and saw your message on the our Forum.( Just wanted to see what yours was about.


Willie Williams

02:45 PM on October 04, 2007 

Hi Randy

Thanks for making our Figure 8 races in Kinmount and Orangeville Ontario Canada this past summer we are gearing up for our finals on Sunday Oct. 8th at the Rockton Worlds Fair

it is our fast race of the season. We have all the best coming from all over Ontario to compete in the Lucas Oil Figure 8 Championship hope to see you. Eight heats of Eight one from each goes on……always a waiting list for this one.


Mel K. F. Wong

01:56 PM on October 04, 2007 

Did we meet at Las Cruces, GYM…


David Meadowcraft

10:33 AM on October 04, 2007 

I have enjoyed your pics on Darrell Dake was a lot of peoples favorite driver. last seen Darrell at Keith Simmons old timer party at Farley . the picture of the 62 Ford conv at Sterling Speed Bowl ,he felt was his best handling car. Keith Simmons has Darrells hauler ,maybe you can get a pic of it.


bobby penson

03:41 PM on October 03, 2007 

:Dthank you VERY MUCH for creating this tribute to darrell!!!! he was,is and always will be my favorite!!!


LuAnn Pierce

03:18 PM on October 02, 2007 

My mother called me about the article in the hawkeye racing news about Darrell (my dad). I just wanted to thank you. I know that when I go home to CR that we will get some pictures together and send them to you.


Mark Massey

03:27 PM on September 30, 2007 

Your article in the Hawkeye Racing News was awesome. What a great tribute to him. He was my hero growing up also, I seen him race many times over the years.


George Robertson

08:06 PM on September 13, 2007 

Great job with the pictures and captions.


Kelly Ninabuck

09:52 PM on September 03, 2007 

Mr Lewis,

I live in Garden City, KS. The drill rig you seen on the road is pumping up natural gas. There is a very large gas field under most of SW Kansas. The big dome is the control and monitering unit for the gas fields. I hope you don’t get stopped next time you get to Garden City. I figure you will be back since we do have a 1/6 mile track here that races on Sat nights. Airport speedway. I started reading your reports when I was in Iraq and enjoyed them a great deal. Keep them coming

Thank you


Clark Kinnison

08:47 AM on August 31, 2007 

My father owned a grocery store in Edgar, NE where I worked growing up. Thank you so much for posting pics of the Figure 8 race at Boneyard Park. Since I couldn’t be there it was great to see some pictures. God bless you in your travels and life!

Clark Kinnison

Pierce, NE


Russ Ingram

01:31 PM on August 14, 2007 

Just wanted to check in on your web site, Randy, since I haven’t visited here in a while. Take care, Russ



11:40 PM on August 07, 2007 

Glad you made it home, Come back to Windy Hollow and High Banks and see us sometime. It was so nice to meet you. Stev Bridgmon


Scott Shults

07:01 PM on July 25, 2007 

Het Randy, Thanks for Inviting me to Your Site. Really Enjoyed it and Thanls for the Compliments on my Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club “Hall of Fame” Room at Mooney’s Pub in Peoria, Illinois. Hope to See You Back at Peoria Speedway soon, but please come to one of Our Regular Saturday Night Stock Car Racing Programs, so We can Spend some time talking with You. There is still half of the ‘2007’ Racing Season to go which is our 60th. Season of Racing here at the Peoria Speedway.

See Ya’ Soon,

Scott Shults – Peoria Speedway Announcer for 18 Years

Please Visit the Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club Website and my Peoria Speedway 60 Website at the following addresses :




05:30 PM on July 08, 2007 

Randy, See you next week at our wives reunion. Enjoyed your website; makes me tired thinking about all your travel and “tube steaks”. Jerry


Kenny Collins Racing

12:03 AM on July 06, 2007 

hello Mr. Lewis, i’m kenny collins. i have become a very big fan of your website. I am a dirt late model driver, and im 16 years old. I race at Hartwell (GA) Lavonia (GA) Westminster (SC) and Toccoa (GA) speedways. i acctually won race at East Alabama the night you were there. check out my website



07:30 AM on January 23, 2007 

Hi Randy…Great site..Can you e-mail me about tracks in North East Brazil..and how I register my list on Trackchasers..Thanks



03:00 PM on January 19, 2007 

Glad to see you enjoyed your visit to nz, also good to see kiwi hospitality was alive and well.Ric stockcar 14a



07:18 PM on January 18, 2007 

Hi Randy, we met at Statford New Zealand. You spoke to my husband Philip for quite a while. We came 2nd in the DHL Series 1 point behind Steve Williams. We had a great time and will be doing it again next Xmas all going well. I wish that we could follow you around the world on your epic journey, cheers, Christine Towgood. 48m Saloon.





02:17 PM on December 15, 2006 

I hope you will enjoy your visit to New Zealand,you have a full on iteniary i hope the weather is good for you,hopefully by the time you reach my home track stratford ill have my car going (stockcar 510s) if not ill be crewing for my brother chris 509s so come down to the pits and say hi



01:51 AM on December 15, 2006 

Hi Randy i see that you are coming to nz,i hope you have a great time in nz .Pitty you are not here on 09-10/02/07 its one our best action race meetings we have.You have a great hobbie that i could only dream about,keep it up. Thanks Wayne



11:45 AM on October 10, 2006 

Hi! im bruce spencer(new hampshirite)’s daughter and i think its cool how you really interact with the people you meet. you dont just run around from race to race, you really get to know the tracks, and my dad’s definately good for that! sorry i made him miss dinner. good luck on seeing more tracks!


gil travis

12:26 PM on September 20, 2006 

you are the man……… see you at the club


Shelley Horn

03:49 PM on September 06, 2006 

Hi I just looked over your site its very nice the next time you are in Wyoming I invite you to stop in at the Gillette track have a nice day——-Shelley



11:36 AM on August 24, 2006 

Hi Mr. Lewis,

Kristy is here in Seattle with me and asked me to check out your site. Impressive! Hope to see the whole Lewis clan sometime soon back in SC.



Lorin Johnson

05:50 PM on August 17, 2006 

Kool, good to see you made it to the best kept secret in the mid-west Miller Speedway!



Steve Tomasek

10:09 AM on July 08, 2006 

Great pictures; you really capture the local flavors…not sure about the pink colors on your guestbook page…did Carol do it!



Tracy Blue

12:57 PM on June 07, 2006 

Hello to all, I was at Desoto Speedway back in 94. My best friends grandparents owned it at the time. Do they still own it or come around? Are they even still living? If so I would love to hear from them. I have one of every style of shirts with there logo. Still like new.

I enjoy the stories here on this sight very much. I wish I could travel and be a race car driver. If I could just once be behind the wheel of a fast car I could prove to be the best. It’s not the car but the driver. I was resently in a wreck that a woman ran a stop sign and tottaled my 97 contour. I have been laied up in bed since. I can’t wait til I get another car. I used to beat any and all kinds of sports cars on the public roads. I have worked on cars all my life. I am 33 years old and ready to race for a living. I soon will be back on the road for the first time since october 31st. How much money do I need to start building a car? I got $50,000 from insurance companies. Is that enough? I would love to hav



10:33 PM on May 25, 2006 

the pictures of banger racing are quite good. i enjoy going banger racing and have done for 13 years, lol. The condoms are the best. gd luck


gerald H. Field

02:00 AM on May 23, 2006 

I love the website! Go car #85


Wayne Kmieczak

06:18 PM on May 12, 2006 

Randy,,,,,,,,,What a great web page!! Thanks for making The Empty Jug part of it. WK


George Hibbs

12:31 PM on May 12, 2006 

Randy Fred doesn’t have a computer but he asked me to drop a line. It was a pleasure to meet you and look foward too seeing you again.


Chris Reilly

06:12 PM on May 10, 2006 

Hi Randy. I met you in Binghamton, NY on May 6 around midnight at the Stupor 8. I think you had just come from Thunder Mountain Speedway and I had been to Five Mile Point Speedway. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for giving me your card and turning me on to your web site. This site is great! I wish I had the freedom and resources to become a legitimate trackchaser. Glad you are “living the dream.” Continued success and I hope to run into you in your travels.


George Robertson

08:53 AM on May 03, 2006 


I enjoyed your England and Virginia reports.

The golfing buddies look to be in good shape.




05:40 AM on May 03, 2006 

Thanks for taking the time for visiting Ballymena Raceway,Cheers!!



07:39 AM on May 01, 2006 

Hi i race at trentraceway and when ur in the uk why not come down and have a look.


LeeAnn Sedman (Forbes)

03:19 PM on April 07, 2006 

I have enjoyed navigating through your website. It is pretty cool that you have that view out your front window. Take care!



Tim Street

03:49 AM on April 06, 2006 

Look forward to seeing you on the 16th (weather permitting). Lets hope you get to make an appearance on our web site or at my team´s site


Bev Herrin

05:59 PM on March 16, 2006 


Man. How embarassing. I read my posted e-mail and about flipped when I read one for won. Pretend I don’t teach children for a living, ok?



Bev Herrin

05:57 PM on March 16, 2006 

Hi Randy,

I checked to see if Carol possibly one and was pleasantly surprised to see that she did! Way to go (trackchasing), Carol!!





Mike Leone

02:50 PM on December 26, 2005 

Thanks for the Christmas card and letter.

Here’s to your unbelievable and remarkable 2005 season. I always enjoy stopping by your site.

Good luck and well wishes in 2006!


luke 286 autograss

12:50 PM on November 10, 2005 

helo i have see ur pictures they are realy good i hope on the next tour u get to see my race track at croydon motor sports club i will give u an web site check it out im a junior racer i have finished 2nd in my championship it has got many pictures of my club and me racing i have a baby blue mini clubman with 2 white strips down it and i had u have a chance 2 sign my clubs guest book go on please have a look maybe 1 day we will meet and hope u will like our track from luke ashton-jones 286:!::D



04:27 AM on October 07, 2005 

great site!!!!

I am from Peoria, IL and have been a longtime patron to stockcar racing in this area dating back

to the Mt. Hawley Speedway with the old coupes (Fibber Mcgee), the Strubes, LLoyd Caldwell, Jerry Roedell and the like, etc. thru the Don Bohlander years at the Peoria Speedway and I still attend there regularly.



11:54 AM on October 05, 2005 

 Nice, site, Randy, I enjoyed it!



10:01 AM on October 04, 2005 

Haven’t visited in a while and glad you got rid of the bubbles! Nice picutures too!


Rick Sutton

03:11 PM on September 29, 2005 

Hi Randy,

Just read the article about you in the Journal Star. Sounds like life is good! I am still working and enjoying every minute.

We just moved into a condo at Harbor Pointe so have more time to enjoy my passion of hunting and fishing with sons and son in law.

Next time you are in town, give me a call.



Will (UK)

08:52 AM on September 28, 2005 

Great site very informative


Randy Ross

03:17 PM on August 06, 2005 

Nice visiting with you and hearing your stories while we watched the micros at Wonderland Speedway:roll:



08:12 AM on March 22, 2005 

Nice site, Randy!


George Robertson

12:33 PM on March 06, 2005 

Surfer Dud,

Great pictures and what a win by the Bruins on 3.5!


Frank Eich

10:58 AM on February 19, 2005 

Congrats to you….#1 West of the mighty Mississippi……fje



02:03 AM on February 18, 2005 

Hi Dad, Just got a chance to check out your website. It’s very cool! Hope to see you soon and keep up the good track chasing work!




michael bloch

01:23 AM on February 18, 2005 

hi randy,

really enjoy ranlay racing.

hi to carol.


Rick Young

10:30 PM on February 17, 2005 

It`s a great site Randy and a mine of information, for anyone interested in chasing racing. Good luck in your future travels


Leon Jones

04:51 PM on February 17, 2005 

Cool website dude. Lets play golf. I need the money!!


the famous\’Colin Herridge

04:39 PM on February 17, 2005 

Hi Randy the site gets better every time i look at it.Where do you find all those dates :wink:.

Checked out the cam lol it does rain in Cali as well sometimes


Les Lipkin

02:34 PM on February 17, 2005 

Very enjoyable. I enjoyed the pictures. Keep on track’n


Mike Knappenberger

02:38 PM on February 16, 2005 

Randy, All I can say is great job. I will get a lot of use from the schedules. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.