BLOG: Tom Baker Talks Dirty About NASCAR

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July 25, 2013 – The first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio was… Fans across the nation and beyond began finishing that sentence with their opinions as soon as Austin Dillon took the checkered flag.  In looking back on what yesterday meant to NASCAR, dirt track racing and the sport in general, it’s hard …

BLOG: Tom Time: Pocono IndyCar Recap – Welcome Back!

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July 6, 2013 – Pocono Raceway – “Tom Time” Blog – by Tom Baker PRE-RACE WANDERINGS: A little over an hour to race time at Pocono.  Beautiful sunny day – cars are being gridded for the THREE-WIDE Indy style start! In the press box with Joel Sebastianelli ready to keep you updated on all the action on Race Chaser Online …

AUDIO / BLOG: Lancaster Super Speedway Is a Bad Fast Dirt Track!

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BLOG: June 24 By Tom Baker I had the opportunity over the weekend to visit the Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C.   Located just off Highway 521 about an hour and some change from Charlotte, this track was not built for “cruise control” racers.  Long straightaways and enough banking to keep motors purring at maximum velocity make for some bad …

BLOG: Racer Jason Leffler Killed in Bridgeport Sprint Car Crash

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June 13, 2013 By Tom Baker All of motorsports mourns the passing tonight of one of our “family”.  Racer Jason Leffler lost his life following a dirt track sprint car crash at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey earlier this evening.  Details of the incident are still being investigated and the remainder of the night’s racing at the speedway was cancelled. …

BLOG/AUDIO: Lou Cicconi and Dalton Doyle Pick Up Oswego Speedway Wins!

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June 11, 2011 By Tom Baker – The mighty ISMA Supermodifieds (or “Methanol Monsters” as they are sometimes referred) helped the Oswego Speedway live up to its “Fast 5/8 of a mile” nickname on Saturday night as they reached average speeds in excess of 145 miles per hour.  “Liquid Lou” Cicconi held off his teammate Chris Perley to take home …

BLOG: Four-Wide Finish at Indy Today – Open Wheel Racing Lives!

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Today we saw Indianapolis Motor Speedway history as the Firestone Indy Lights Series Freedom 100 ended in a FOUR WIDE Finish at the line and was decided by 26 ten thousandths of a second (.0026)!  Peter Dempsey of Ireland was in fourth behind leaders Carlos Munoz, Sage Karam and Gabby Chavez going into the last lap of the 40-lap race.  …

World of Outlaw Racers Add To Millbridge Speedway Fun

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Whether you’re a race fan or a member of the media (I am both, but always a fan first!) a night such as last night is a real treat. I hopped into the RaceChaser and headed to the Millbridge Speedway, located just outside “Race City USA” Mooresville, N.C.  There, the “Outlaw Karts” dish the dirt every Wednesday night in an …

BLOG: At Indy The Goosebumps Are Free

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By Tom Baker – Managing Editor RaceChaser Online Grab a beverage and settle in for a while.  I’d like to tell you a story.  This is a story about a boy, a race and why the boy gets goosebumps just thinking about the race. My first introduction to the sport of Auto Racing came when I was five years old.  …

Charlotte Race Week is NASCAR Paradise and More

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It’s a great week to be alive and to be a RaceChaser.  It’s the perfect week to be a RaceChaser who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. When racin’ folk think of Charlotte, most think of NASCAR and that’s as it should be.  After all, Charlotte is the roots of stock car racing’s guiding light.  As a journalist, driver coach and …

Sunday’s Racing Reminded Me Why I Love The Sport

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May 6, 2013 Motorsports Blog By Tom Baker – I woke up on Sunday morning in a hotel room outside Kenly, N.C. after a night of coaching one of my racer clients (Nick Leitz) at Southern National Motorsports Park the night before.  Not wanting to be late for 11am Church Service, I washed up and partook of the bacon and …