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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

EPA Attempting To Interfere In Racing- Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard





We don't often like to get too serious here at TDN, but this might need some attention. It has been announced that the Environmental Protection Agency will be pushing legislation that would effectively make any modification to any traditional over the road car, into a purpose racing vehicle illegal. 



We realize much of the dirt racing world uses almost nothing found on a traditional car anymore. However,  drivers and owners of four cylinder modified street cars along with many pure stock competitors and even a few street stock competitors could be affected adversely here. And we consider those teams just as much a part of the sport that we love so much, as teams in the higher divisions.

What's more, is that if the EPA carries forward with this proposal, it sets in motion precedents that could potentially make room for further unwanted intervention in our sport which we think we can all agree would be detrimental. If we as a sport let them do this uncontested, you can rest assured, they'll be back in a few years to try to tack on even more legislation. To be honest, we wish the EPA would be more diligent in declaring any automotive racing property useless for any other purpose outside of auto racing, this would make sense. But as it stands, they will now move forward wasting precious tax dollars which will have little effect as part of a clean air act, and only hinder racing operations that provide economic benefit for tracks, parts and component manufactures, and other related industries.



Folks, it's time to let your voice be heard. We need to sound off with a common voice that further EPA intervention in automotive racing is wasteful, relatively useless, and is most often proposed as a brainchild of a person or a group of people whom have never attended a race in their lives.

Here's more on the proposed legislation: EPA Statement on Proposed Legislation


And here's how to contact the EPA and politely tell them to get the hell out of our sport:

Contact The Enviromnental Protection Agency

Please take a few minutes and tell them how you feel! And DON'T FORGET to contact your local congressman as well and tell them your position.

Also on topic here, an article from Road and Track with a different perspective. the EPA did make a clarification to the language.  No, The EPA Just Didn't Outlaw Your Racecar- Road and Track

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 TDN DIRTcar Nationals Pickem Contest


Folks, we've finally made it! The TDN Pickem off-season is finally over! Our 3rd Annual DIRTcar Nationals Pickem contest is here to kick off the start of a great 2016 season.

Many of you know the rules, and how to play. For those new (shame on you for holding out until now), here's how it works:

You'll pick 3 sprint car drivers and 3 late model drivers from our predetermined groups. These will be your drivers for the entire week and a half stretch of racing at Volusia.

Sprint drivers will accrue points on both All Star sprint nights and all three World of Outlaws events (5 races in total).

Late model drivers will earn points for all three nights of UMP-sanctioned racing as well as all three nights of the World of Outlaws late models (6 races in total).

For this Pickem contest, drivers will only earn points for their feature finish.

Points system:
1(35), 2(32), 3(30), 4(28), 5(26), 6(25), 7(24), 8(23), 9(22), 10(21), 11(20), 12(19), 13(18), 14(17), 15(16), 16(15), 17(14), 18(13), 19(12), 20(11), 21+(10)

Prizes:
1st - $50 Visa gift card
2nd - Choice of any R&R Racewear t-shirt
3rd - $15 Subway gift card


Goodluck, now go get the gator!

(contest link)


Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 FL/GA Speedweeks Schedule


Date Division Series Track $$$ Winner
Jan 28 Crates Nesmith Bubba Raceway Park $2,000 RAIN
Jan 28 Modifieds SSMT East Bay Raceway Park $1,500 RAIN
Jan 29 Crates Nesmith Bubba Raceway Park $2,500 Josh Richards
Jan 29 Modifieds SSMT East Bay Raceway Park $1,500 Kevin Adams
Jan 30 Crates Nesmith Bubba Raceway Park (twins) $3,000 Kyle Bronson
Jan 30 Crates Nesmith Bubba Raceway Park (twins) $10,000 Dennis Franklin
Jan 30 Modifieds SSMT East Bay Raceway Park $5,000 Mike Van Genderen
Jan 31 Modifieds SSMT East Bay Raceway Park $1,500 Roger Crouse
Feb 1 Modifieds SSMT East Bay Raceway Park $1,000 Kyle Bronson
Feb 3 Modifieds SDMS Golden Isles Speedway $1,500 Nick Hoffman
Feb 4 Crates East Bay Raceway Park RAIN
Feb 4 SLM Lucas Golden Isles Speedway $7,000 RAIN (PPD 2/6)
Feb 4 Modifieds SDMS Golden Isles Speedway $2,000 RAIN
Feb 4 Modifieds SSMT North Florida Speedway $1,500 RAIN
Feb 5 410's ASCoC Bubba Raceway Park $5,000 Kraig Kinser
Feb 5 Modifieds SSMT Bubba Raceway Park $1,500 Tait Davenport
Feb 5 Crates East Bay Raceway Park $2,500 Max Blair
Feb 5 SLM Lucas Golden Isles Speedway $10,000 Josh Richards
Feb 5 Modifieds SDMS Golden Isles Speedway $3,000 Kyle Strickler
Feb 5 Crates Nesmith Golden Isles Speedway $2,500 Chase Edge
Feb 6 410's ASCoC Bubba Raceway Park $5,000 RAIN
Feb 6 Modifieds SSMT Bubba Raceway Park $3,000 RAIN
Feb 6 Crates East Bay Raceway Park RAIN
Feb 6 SLM Lucas Golden Isles Speedway $7,000 Jonathan Davenport
Feb 6 Modifieds SDMS Golden Isles Speedway $2,000 Nick Hoffman
Feb 7 SLM Lucas Golden Isles Speedway $15,000 Josh Richards
Feb 7 Modifieds SDMS Golden Isles Speedway $4,000 Nick Hoffman
Feb 7 Crates Nesmith Golden Isles Speedway $3,000 David Smith
Feb 7 SLM North Florida Speedway $5,000 RAIN
Feb 7 Modifieds SSMT North Florida Speedway $2,000 RAIN
Feb 8 SLM Lucas East Bay Raceway Park $5,000 Josh Richards
Feb 9 SLM Lucas East Bay Raceway Park $7,000 Josh Richards
Feb 9 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park $1,000 Nick Hoffman
Feb 10 SLM Lucas East Bay Raceway Park $7,000 Jonathan Davenport
Feb 10 410's ASCoC Volusia Speedway Park $5,000 Dave Blaney
Feb 10 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park $1,000 Nick Hoffman
Feb 11 SLM Lucas East Bay Raceway Park $7,000 Scott Bloomquist
Feb 11 410's ASCoC Volusia Speedway Park $5,000 Donny Schatz
Feb 11 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park $1,000
Feb 12 SLM Lucas East Bay Raceway Park $10,000
Feb 12 SLM WoO LM Screven Motor Speedway $10,000
Feb 12 410's WoO Volusia Speedway Park $10,000
Feb 12 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park $1,000
Feb 13 SLM Lucas East Bay Raceway Park $12,000
Feb 13 SLM WoO LM Screven Motor Speedway $10,000
Feb 13 410's WoO Volusia Speedway Park $10,000
Feb 13 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park $700
Feb 14 SLM Lucas Bubba Raceway Park $10,000
Feb 14 410's WoO Volusia Speedway Park $10,000
Feb 14 Modifieds
Volusia Speedway Park $700
Feb 15 SLM Volusia Speedway Park $7,000
Feb 15 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park $5,000
Feb 16 SLM Volusia Speedway Park $7,000
Feb 16 Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park (triple 20's) $600
Feb 17 SLM Volusia Speedway Park $7,000
Feb 17 Big Blocks SDS Volusia Speedway Park $2,000
Feb 18 NW 410's USAC Bubba Raceway Park $5,000
Feb 18 360's East Bay Raceway Park
Feb 18 SLM WoO LM Volusia Speedway Park $10,000
Feb 18 Big Blocks SDS Volusia Speedway Park $2,000
Feb 19 NW 410's USAC Bubba Raceway Park $5,000
Feb 19 360's East Bay Raceway Park
Feb 19 Big Blocks WoO LM Volusia Speedway Park $10,000
Feb 19 Big Blocks SDS Volusia Speedway Park $2,000
Feb 20 NW 410's USAC Bubba Raceway Park $5,000
Feb 20 360's East Bay Raceway Park $10,000
Feb 20 SLM WoO LM Volusia Speedway Park $10,000
Feb 20 Big Blocks SDS Volusia Speedway Park $5,000