In a remote portion of New York State is Syracuse, NY and home of Super Dirt Week. Well over one hundred cars will register and race and they did. The event that runs through this evening, is really a must see if you like auto racing. The Moody Mile as it is affectionately called is at the Fairgrounds and is actually a very comfortable event, if it is not too cold.
Pictured here is one of the icons in Big Block Modified racing in the northeast with about 600 career wins. The Dirtcar series of which they belong are now under the management of the World Racing Group.
This group is based out of Charlotte,NC and is next to the NASCAR race as well. Like Syracuse it is a fast event with drivers from a few countries that includes Australia, Canada and the United States.
Fans can also go to a chat room for the World of Out;aw Sprint cars, Late Models and the big block modifieds. And this event in Syracuse is an action-packed event and sports several different divisions of these high-powered sleds. This is where drifting got it’s origins and where 30-40 years of history has ensconced itself in local lore and a mystery to those who complain about the noise but never go to the track, immune to the excitement and anticipation.
This car is run by Alan Johnson in his customary #14
With 118 Career Features he is always a force to be reckoned with. These really make no money and it is a sponsor-driven sport if you are so lucky to land sponsors. This is the lifeline of racing and the ads that these cars sport.
I will revisit events in the world of auto racing across the country and this site’s nexus is the short tracks that literally have become legend. As tracks close due to economic problems, fans feel a sense of loss. Some people had great grandparents race and while the names are familiar, a new generation of racing enthusiasts and drivers work all week long to get their land-based rockets ready for the toil.
As I said I plan to be the guy who exposes fans of racing to a well kept secret outside the halls of fames and race tracks that dot this country like measles in a grade school.