Quick Six

The newest edition of the Quick Six blog looks at a variety is topics including copycats in racing, steelhead late models, and more.

  1. Racing has always been a copycat sport, especially among the different series. Everything from formats to names to 4-wide salutes have been copied. Now, other series are copying the orange spoiler idea for their points leader. At least use another color to not be an obvious copycat.
  2. With most the attention on Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this season, Earl Pearson Jr. is quietly having a good season and is sneaking into the title hunt.
  3. Don’t call it a comeback for Randy Weaver. He’s choosing not to use that term…yet.
  4. Weather continues to wreak havoc on racing schedules across the country and in this area. East Tennessee has lost two Lucas shows this season due to weather along with many weekly races.
  5. The demise of the steelhead late model class can be mostly blamed on liberalized engine rules. Instead of keeping costs in place for all racers, rules allowed big money engines be part of the class for fear of losing a few drivers. Now, they have lost the entire class for the most part.
  6. Following last week’s truck race at Eldora, talk started again about Cup cars on dirt. With attendance sagging at most NASCAR races, maybe tracks like Bristol should revisit the idea of putting down dirt, but have dirt late models and sprint cars race instead of cars not made for dirt.

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