Archive for the ‘SDW Feature Column’ Category

This & That – The Finale – DTD Exclusive

By ED & BETTY BIITTIG The fairground’s was rocking by the time we got to Sunday of Super DIRT Week. We had to get up and out early to get to the track. The sun was just rising on the famous grandstands and we stood there to reflect on past Super DIRT Weeks. From that point on all we saw was traffic and fans pouring into the fairgrounds right up until race time. At the driver’s meeting on Sunday DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter spoke with a heavy heart and a sense that he knew he had a mission; to give…More

The Finish Line Chaplain – Freeze Frame – DTD Exclusive

Broken records and historic feats framed the last two days of Super Dirt Week. Paul McMahon set a torrid pace in the STP World of Outlaws time trial session at Rolling Wheel Raceway when the tour invaded the Elbridge NY oval on Saturday night. By circuiting the track for his qualifying times without lifting he was recorded with the fastest speed attained on a dirt track anywhere in the world in a sprint car at an average speed of 145.27 MPH. Sunday two family members parked their cars in victory lane at Syracuse, as James Michael Freisen won the 30…More

Makin Tracks-SDW Day 5 Phelps, Mudd Bus and Champ Car History

By BILL FOLEY Roaming around the Fairgrounds has been an adventure and exciting as there are cars from yesteryear all over the place and memories are flooding back. Buzzie’s 00 is sitting outside the Area Auto Racing News booth while right across was the Toby Tobias #1. Under the grandstand is the Batmobile driven to victory by Gary Balough while other vintage cars are lined up behind the grandstand fence. However, one car that drew my attention was the Leader Card champ car driven in the past by George Snider and Rich Vogler and built by A.J. Watson. Gary Mondshein purchased…More