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Who are the current biggest names in dirt track Racing ?

 
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DannyRay121



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Who are the current biggest names in dirt track Racing ? Reply with quote

For dirt Track Racing to BREAK THROUGH to the National Scene, it has to have household names, and you may notice that NASCAR has started sliding because they lost several of their BIG Name drivers and haven't been able to replace them. Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip among others. And Jimmie Johnson is not having a good year at all.
Who is left that has much fan support ?
So who are the current biggest names in Dirt Track Racing.
If most people can not rattle off 8 , 9, or 10 drivers without struggling to think about it, then that is the problem.
Too many series and too little payouts.
I mean what is a $5,000 to win event actually worth, take away taxes, deduct for tire and fuel, then traveling expenses, pit fees, not to mention the wear and tear on the car. motor, and drive train. Also consider how much in spare parts each team carries not to mention their tools, and tow vehicles. How about paying for any help ?
All the Crown Jewel events must come under one sanctioning body if Dirt Track Racing is going to be recognized as a real Sport.
There needs to be a list of the most popular, most modern, most popular tracks in the Mid South and Mid West. That is where the core needs to rooted.
That is just my opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my thoughts on the most prominent dirt track racers of today. Of course some will be missed.

Dirt Super Late Models
Scott Bloomquist
Jonathan Davenport
Josh Richards

Winged 410 Sprints
Donny Schatz
Daryn Pittman
Lance Deweese

Non Wing Sprints
Brady Bacon
Dave Darland
Kevin Thomas

Big Block Modifieds
Matt Sheppard
Stewart Friesen
Brett Hearn

Crate Late Models
Cory Hedgecock
Max Blair
Ronnie Johnson

358 Dirt Modifieds
Craig VonDoren
Ryan Godown
Billy Pauch Jr.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I should of stated Super Late Models Drivers.
Those are 3 good picks
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hottest Super racer currently running is MIKE MARLAR from Tennessee !!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda thought more folks would have added their thoughts.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truthfully dirt late model racing doesn't have anything close to a household name. Bloomer and Moyer are still as close as we'll get. Sprints have names like Larson and Chris Bell, who I mention simply because of their NASCAR exposure. But that's as close as dirt racing will get to household names. Which for me is fine. Next-level exposure is fine and will do dirt racing some good, but it's still a grassroots sport, and in my opinion, it would be best to remain so.

Now, disregarding the household name discussion, I agree with LMM's late model list. Those three have generated the most buzz this year by far. Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Chris Madden have been having a heckuva battle on the WoO tour, it's just been less newsworthy than the Lucas Oil boys.
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