This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, April 1, 2021

RACER magazine’s Robin Miller shared some financial figures on what it cost to go IndyCar racing. They are some amazing numbers. In 1974, a big crew was three of four full-timers, with some weekend warriors occasionally thrown in for 500-milers. Bill Finley, the jack-of-all-trades who built his Indy cars from scratch in the garage behind...

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This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, March 25, 2021

An interview with JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO.2 TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET,TWO-TIME NTT INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPION: THE MODERATOR: Josef Newgarden, the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet, Team Penske Chevrolet. Don’t like that number, do you? JOSEF NEWGARDEN: You know, we seem to win championships in the 2. Hopefully it’s a good year for us, though. THE MODERATOR: What is...

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This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, March 18, 2021

An interview with JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO.2 TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET,TWO-TIME NTT INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPION: THE MODERATOR: Josef Newgarden, the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet, Team Penske Chevrolet. Don’t like that number, do you? JOSEF NEWGARDEN: You know, we seem to win championships in the 2. Hopefully it’s a good year for us, though. THE MODERATOR: What is...

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This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: March 11, 2021

Reigning Williams Grove Speedway track champion Freddie Rahmer may only be 25 years old as he embarks on the 2021 racing season, but he has the perspective of a driver twenty years his elder as he eyes the oval’s season opener. The Cumberland County track will open the new season with a 410 sprint car...

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This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: March 4, 2021

Brian Carber has teamed with Hayward Motorsports to compete in selected events throughout the 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season starting with the pairing’s first outing in the April 9-10 T-Town Midget Showdown at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Port City Raceway. Carber, from Pipersville, Pa., has been a standout in micro sprints, recently reigning victorious...

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This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: February 25, 2021

With the recent announcement by NASCAR, weekly racers at Grandview Speedway will have something more to race for in 2021 as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series when the season gets started officially on Saturday, April 10th for the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. The sanctioning body is re-introducing regional championships...

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This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: February 11, 2021

NASCAR and iRacing today announced the longest-running officially sanctioned esports racing series will return for its 12th season with an increased championship purse, new teams and an elevated playoff format to conclude an 18-race schedule, which will mirror some of the real-life NASCAR schedule enhancements. “After more than a decade of iRacing competition, the 2021...

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This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: February 4, 2020

The confirmation that NBC Sports Network is going away after 2021 was hardly shocking to Racer’s Robin Miller. It had been rumored for months. But the immediate reaction of gloom and doom is hardly justified, especially when you examine the facts, think about the past three years, and try to gauge the future of IndyCar...

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This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: January 28, 2021

Another event bites the dust because of the virus. With CDC guidelines of capacity issues and many unknowns with the pandemic the Dirt Track Heroes show scheduled for March 5-7 at the Palmer Park Mall has been cancelled. The good news is, the event is already booked for 2022. “After a huge success in 2020,...

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